Fonds P089 - Roderick Stewart Fonds

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Roderick Stewart Fonds

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120 cm of textual records and 11 phonotapes.

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Roderick Stewart was a high school history teacher and writer in Toronto. He spent over 30 years researching the life of Dr. Norman Bethune which began after showing the 1964 National Film Board documentary Bethune to his history class. He wrote several books on Norman Bethune, including Bethune (1973), The Mind of Norman Bethune (1978), Phoenix: The Life of Norman Bethune (2011), and Bethune in Spain (2014). He contributed to a documentary on Bethune before his death. He also wrote Wilfrid Laurier: A Pledge for Canada (2002) and several high school history textbooks along with editing books for major Canadian educational publishers.

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Gift of Mr. Stewart, 23 August 1979. Old accession number 637.

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The fonds contains Roderick Stewart's research work and writing for his biography of Dr. Norman Bethune published as Bethune (1973) and The Mind of Norman Bethune (1977).

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  • Chinese
  • English

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The documents are in English and Chinese.

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Items can be requested for consultation online via the Library Catalogue or by email at Advance notice is recommended.

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