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Memorable Manitobans: William Gordon Dodds (1941-2010)


Born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England in 1941, he obtained BA and MA degrees in History from Durham University, then emigrated to Canada in 1965 to study and teach at Simon Fraser University then spent a year at Algonquin College in Ottawa before returning to England in 1967. Coming back to Canada in 1971, he completed an MLS degree at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario, then began his career as an archivist at the Ontario Archives, before joining Library and Archives Canada. He was a founder and then first President of the Association of Canadian Archivists, and an editor of the journal, Archivaria. Moving to Winnipeg in 1981, he spent 25 years at the Archives of Manitoba, becoming the Archivist of Manitoba in 1998 before retiring to Qualicum Beach, British Columbia in 2006. He died at Comox, British Columbia on 19 June 2010.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Auditorium / Archives of Manitoba / Manitoba Legislative Library (200 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 June 2019

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