Tom Mitchell

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Tom Mitchell
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Archivist, historian.

Since 2012, Tom Mitchell has been University Archivist (Emeritus) at Brandon University. In practical day to day life, he is now an independent researcher, writer, and documentary producer with many interests – traditional historical and archival practice included – that tend to converge on public history.

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His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

In the Image of Ontario: Public Schools in Brandon 1881-1890
Manitoba History
, Number 12, Autumn 1986

Review: Bob Hainstock, Barns of Western Canada: An Illustrated Century
Manitoba History, Number 14, Autumn 1987

Brandon, 1919: Labour and Industrial Relations in the Wheat City in the Year of the General Strike
Manitoba History, Number 17, Spring 1989

Beatrice Brigden and Radicalism in the Methodist Church
Manitoba History, Number 19, Spring 1990

“Only Brandon Men Can and Will Save It”: Boosterism, Brandon College, and the Crisis of the Great Depression
Manitoba History, Number 24, Autumn 1992

A. J. Andrews to Arthur Meighen: Winnipeg General Strike Correspondence
Manitoba History, Number 24, Autumn 1992

Review: “Wrestling with the Meaning of Citizenship:” A Review Article
Manitoba History, Number 36, Autumn/Winter 1998-1999

Introduction: Education in Manitoba History
Manitoba History, Number 36, Autumn/Winter 1998-1999

Review: Harry Gutkin and Mildred Gutkin, Profiles in Dissent: The Shaping of Radical Thought in the Canadian West
Manitoba History, Number 38, Autumn/Winter 1999-2000

Brandon’s Quasquicentennial
Manitoba History, Number 56, October 2007

W. J. Waines, the IUN Crisis of 1978, and the Development of Post-Secondary Education in Northern Manitoba
Manitoba History, Number 68, Spring 2012

Meeting Place and Crossroad: The Grand Rapids of the Assiniboine
Manitoba History, Number 86, Winter 2018

Review: Robert Coutts, Authorized Heritage: Place, Memory, and Historic Sites in Prairie Canada
Prairie History, Number 5, Summer 2021

Page revised: 7 August 2021