Fonds MG-0005 - George Lindsey Fonds

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George Lindsey Fonds

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CA ON00411 MG-0005

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  • ca. 1939-2011 (Creation)
    Lindsey, George

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ca. 17.87 m of textural records

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Dr. George Lindsey (1920-2011) was a Canadian veteran of the Second World War and Chief of the Operational Research and Analysis Establishment at Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) between 1967 and 1987. Following his retirement from government, Lindsey continued to study and disseminate his findings as a Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Toronto during the 1990s.

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This Fonds consists of materials written and collected by Lindsey during and after his career at DND. Inside forty-five boxes of records are departmental reports, personal correspondence, lectures, newspaper clippings, magazines, papers, conference proceedings, and government and non-government publications on a variety of topics related to Canada’s security and defence policy between 1945 and 2005. The fonds was acquired directly from the widow of George Lindsey shortly after his death in September, 2011.

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There are no restrictions associated with the George Lindsey Fonds, but due to the fragility of the documents researchers are asked to wear white gloves when necessary and to handle all documents with care.

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