Fonds 98/63 - C.P. Stacey fonds

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C.P. Stacey fonds

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CA ON00093 98/63

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  • 1940-1955, 1995, predominant 1940, 1946-1947 (Creation)

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22 cm of textual records

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Charles Perry Stacey (1906-1989) was the Chief Army Historian during 1945-1959. Born in Toronto, he received his undergraduate education at the University of Toronto and completed his PhD at Princeton University where he also taught from 1934-1940. During the Second World War, Stacey served as the Canadian Army's historical officer in London, England. Immediately following the war he became the Chief Army Historian, a position he held until retirement in 1959. Following his retirement, Stacey returned to Toronto to teach and lecture at the University of Toronto. In 1965 he moved back to Ottawa for a year in order to preside over National Defence's newly unified triservice Directorate of History. Distinguished military historian and Professor at the University of Toronto until 1976, Stacey died in 1989 at the age of 83.

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Fonds created during C.P. Stacey's tenure as Chief Army Historian at DHH.

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Fonds consists of material on the preliminary narrative "Canadian Military Policy in Canada and Adjacent Regions". Includes sixteen chapters, one index and one file of correspondence between the Department of National Defence and the Army Historical Section (including C.P. Stacey) concerning the writing of this narrative. The chapters in this work were compiled by various military historians, including Lieutenant-Colonel. C.F.G. Stanley, J.B. Conacher, Captain T.M. Hunter, Major Wrinch and Major Oglesby. Also includes memoranda between Directorate of History staff to C.P. Stacey regarding answers to various inquiries for verification of military historical information. The last file of the fonds contains a finding aid to the Stacey Papers at the University of Toronto Archives.

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For other records relating to C.P. Stacey please consult the Biographical file, and the Kardex and Document collections under "Stacey, C.P., Col." Several volumes of Stacey's official correspondence can be found in Kardex under 932.002 (D1). A copy of the Finding Aid for the University of Toronto Collection can be found in the Document Collection under 96/33.
For materials related to Military Policy, see the Kardex collection for the following documents: 112.3H1.005 (D17)--Statistics obtained for volume on Canadian Military Policies, 1939-1945; 112.3H1.001 (D16)--Copy to 2nd Draft, The Military Policies of Canada, General Survey of the War Effort, 1939-1945; 958.009 (D53)--"The Great Abberations of Canadian War Policy", by C.P. Stacey
Associated materials can also be found in RG 24 C-1, C-6 and G-3.1a, at the National Archives of Canada. The Stacey Papers 1915-1989 are located at the University of Toronto Archives (Accession B90-0020).

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