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Sidney Aster fonds
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- Textual record
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- Aster, Sidney
Physical description area
7.2 m of textual records and publications
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Name of creator
Sidney Aster is a Canadian historian and biographer. Born in Montreal in 1942, he completed a BA and MA in History and Political Science at McGill University before moving to England in 1964 to pursue a Ph.D. in international history at the London School of Economics and Political Studies. He stayed in England for a total of 12 years before moving back to Canada in 1976 to take up a position with the University of Toronto's Department of History.
In addition to his widespread teaching interests in early modern and modern history, he has researched and published extensively on appeasement and revisionism in the run-up to the Second World War. He has written or assisted with significant biographical treatments of Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Lord (Sir Arthur) Salter, V.V. Tilea, A.P. Young, Sir William Seeds, and Sir Anthony Eden, among others.
Scope and content
The collection consists primarily of correspondence and research materials chiefly relating to the development, publication, and promotion of Aster’s published work. Also included are a number of Aster’s short publications, housed with the archival material described here, and his personal library, which is housed with our rare book holdings.
Immediate source of acquisition
The first accrual (2014-018) was acquired from Sidney Aster in 2014.
The fonds has been arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Publications and related correspondence
Series 2: Research correspondence on private papers
Series 3: Sidney Aster’s personal library (housed separately)
Series 4: Sidney Aster’s publications, 1971-2009
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There are no access restrictions.
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Further accruals are expected.