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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Chantal
dc.descriptionRoberta “Bobbie” Styran was born and rasied in Fredericton, N.B. She graduated from McMaster University with a B.A. (1962) and M.A. (1964), before furthering her studies at the University of Toronto, where she received a Ph. D in History. From 1967 to 1978, she taught Medieval History at Brock University, where she developed an interest in the Welland Canal. She began a collaboration with Prof. Robert R. Taylor of the History Department at this time, researching the history of the Welland Canals. She later moved to Toronto and worked for the Ministry of Education, but returned to St. Catharines in 1988 to facilitate her work with Prof. Taylor. The two have co-authored several books, including The Welland Canals: the Growth of Mr. Merritt’s Ditch; Mr. Merritt’s Ditch: A Welland Canals Album; The Great “Swivel Link”: Canada’s Welland Canal and This Great National Object: Building the Nineteenth-Century Welland Canals. Bobbie travelled extensively, visiting many canal and industrial revolution sites in Great Britain and the United States. She was active in many canal associations, including the Canadian Canal Society (where she served as president and editor of the Society’s newsletter), the American Canal Society, and the Council of Inland Waterways International. She also helped to found the Welland Canals Preservation Association and organized and chaired the 2004 World Canals Conference at Brock University. In 2009, she received the W. Gordon Plewes Award from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, an award that recognized her services to Canadian engineering history.en_US
dc.description.abstractFonds contains research material compiled by Roberta Styran. Most of the material concerns the Welland Canals. The fonds also includes manuscripts, as well as material related to Roberta Styran’s activities with the Canadian Canal Society and World Canals Conferences.en_US
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dc.subjectCanadian Canal Society.en_US
dc.subjectWorld Canals Conference (2004 : St. Catharines, Ont.)en_US
dc.subjectCanals -- Ontario -- History.en_US
dc.subjectCanals -- Ontario -- History -- Sources.en_US
dc.subjectWelland Canal (Ont.) -- History.en_US
dc.subjectWelland Canal (Ont.) -- History -- Sources.en_US
dc.titleRoberta "Bobbie" Styran fonds, 1707-2013, n.d.en_US

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