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dc.contributor.authorDaniel, Dominique
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-27T18:07:00Z
dc.date.available2013-11-27T18:07:00Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationDaniel, Dominique. "The Politics of Ethnic Heritage Preservation in Canada: The Case of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario." Information & Culture: A Journal of History 47, no. 2 (2012): 206-232. DOI: 10.1353/lac.2012.0011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10323/2616
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the constitution of the collections of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario between 1976 and 1982 in the context of the Canadian policy of multiculturalism. Set up as an independent nonprofit organization to document the history of ethnocultural communities in Ontario, the society was funded with public money. This article considers how competition with other cultural heritage organizations and relationships with ethnic donors affected collecting strategies. While the society’s mission was scholarly, the politicization of multiculturalism influenced its collecting process in significant ways. This case study illustrates the importance of understanding contextual factors when assessing the scope, content, and limitations of library, archive, or museum collections.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Texas Pressen_US
dc.subjectarchivesen_US
dc.subjectethnicityen_US
dc.subjectimmigration historyen_US
dc.subjectmulticulturalismen_US
dc.titleThe Politics of Ethnic Heritage Preservation in Canada: The Case of the Multicultural History Society of Ontarioen_US
dc.relation.journalInformation & Culture: A Journal of Historyen_US
dc.relation.departmentOU Librarieseng


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