Fonds 96/30 - Claude Beauregard fonds

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Claude Beauregard fonds

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CA ON00093 96/30

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  • 1954-1999 (Creation)

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2.4 m of textual records
Approx. 691 microfiches ; 15 x 10.5 cm

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Claude Beauregard, a historian, was a military employee at the Department of National Defence, Directorate of History, from 1992 to 1996. During the years 1992 and 1993, he researched Canada’s role in peacekeeping, and accumulated a variety of written documents concerning peacekeeping in general and United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) in particular.
Claude Beauregard completed his PhD in 1995 and pursued post-doctoral studies at the Department of History at Laval University. His most significant area of research is the control and manipulation of information in the 20th century.
He has served as a member of the executive of the Canadian Historical Association, has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies and has been a commissioner for the Canadian Commission of Military History.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of materials documenting Canada's general experiences in peacekeeping missions, particularly with Canada's participation in United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) -- Namibia, in 1989-1990 as well as material documenting issues of change and renewel taking place in the Canadian Armed Forces in the mid-1990s. The main types of records included are reports from the United Nations on different aspects of UNTAG, minutes from the Canadian Senate and House of Commons as well as other documents emanating from different federal departments, including many branches of the Department of National Defence. There are also published documents from a variety of periodicals and North-American newspapers and monographs. Many of these newspaper articles, as well as various theses, are on microfiches. There are nine series:
I. United Nations Documents (1979-1994)
II. Canadian Federal Government Documents (1960-1994)
III. Articles from Periodicals (1956-1993)
IV. Newspaper Clippings (1985-1993)
V. Other Published Documents (1966-1994)
VI. Microfiches (1954-1995) VII. Added Documents (February 1998)
VIII. Added Documents (December 2001)
IX. Added Documents (July 2002)

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Immediate source of acquisition

Series 1-6 have remained at the Directorate of History. Series 7 was added in 1998 and Series 8 in December 2001. Series 9 was received from Claude Beauregard in July 2000. Additional material for Series 6 was received 19 June 2013 from Isabel Campbell of the Directorate of History and Heritage.


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  • English
  • French

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Files 8/A, 8/B 1, 8/B 4; parts of 8/B 7, 8/B 29, 8/D 2, 8/D 3 are Confidential. Parts of files 8/B 8, 8/B 28 and file 8/D 1 are Secret. File 8/D 4 is Protected “A”. The remaining files are unclassified.

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Copies of the finding aid are located in the first file of the fonds and in the Reading Room at the Directorate of History and Heritage. Electronic copies are also available.

Associated materials

The following related materiel can be found in the Document Collection:
Les troupes d’occupation canadiennes en Allemagne, juillet 1945-juin 1946 (1993) 93/206
The military intervention in Oka; strategy, communication and press coverage / L’intervention militaire à Oka; stratégie, communication et couverture de la presse (1993) 93/218

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No further accruals are expected.

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This is a blingual fonds. French and English.

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The particular order of the files within each section is explained at the beginning of each series in the finding aid. The language used to describe the title and date of each document reflects the document itself. The title is in both languages for bilingual documents.

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Originally titled Fonds Claude Beauregard. Selected documents on peacekeeping (with emphasis on Namibia).

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This is a bilingual fonds.

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The predominant dates are 1987-1992 and some documents were photocopied in 1992-1993.

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