Archives and Research Collections, Carleton University, has just published a finding aid online of the collection our research project aquired in 2013.
Visit the ARC website.
During the Winter, History Honours student Nathan Ince catalogued the remaining audio, photo, slides and video documents, thanks to an I-CUREUS grant. Mr. Brownstone is actively involved in the project by writing descriptions of the material, and comments on the old material. This represents a precious collection for historians of humanitarian aid, philanthropy, public policy and advocacy.
You can see a short video of his account of life in the refugee camps of Honduras. (by permission of the film director) The papers concerning his stay in the socialist government of Saskatchewan of Tommy Douglas as an expert in agriculture are at the Provincial Archives of the province. Read his recollection of being in South Africa with Mandela, when he voted first.
The early papers of Oxfam Canada (from 1962 to the mid 1980s) are at Library and Archives Canada. Those of the closed regional office of Oxfam Calgary are at the Glenbow Archives. The papers of the regional office of Oxfam St John’s, due to close this Spring, are in part at the Provincial archives of Newfoundland, where they are awaiting cataloguing.