Fonds MS-2-418 - John Crerar MacKeen fonds

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John Crerar MacKeen fonds

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MS-2-418

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  • 1951 - 1963 (Creation)
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    MacKeen, John Crerar

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41 cm of textual records

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(1898-1972)

Biographical history

Lieutenant-colonel John Crerar (Jack) MacKeen was a prominent Nova Scotia businessman and a protégé of Izaak Walton Killam, the financier and educational philanthropist.

The son of David E. MacKeen and Jane Kate Crerar, he was born 15 December 1898 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After serving in the First World War, he attended Halifax County Academy and the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. He later received an Honourary law degree from Dalhousie University.

MacKeen was the chairman and executive of many companies, including Nova Scotia Light and Power, where he was employed for four decades. From 1931 he served as president, assuming the title of chairman of the board in 1961, a post he held until January 1972, nine months before his death.

Custodial history

Materials were donated to Dalhousie University Archives in two accessions. The first accession took place in December 1978 and the second in November 1980. Further information about the custodial history is unknown.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of materials concerning John Crerar MacKeen's work as a member of the Royal Commission on Banking and Finance. The fonds contains minutes of meetings, memorandum, correspondence, drafts of studies prepared for the Royal Commission on Banking and Finance and other textual records.

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  • English
  • French

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], John Crerar MacKeen fonds, MS-2-418, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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