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Ann Leger-Anderson

LEGER-ANDERSON, Ann  (1936-2006)
Educator, Historian

Ann Leger-Anderson was born in Reading Pennsylvania, on August 15, 1936.  She received her post secondary education from Ursinus College and Clark University, and earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of Iowa with specialization in American History. Leger-Anderson briefly taught at Idaho State University prior to moving to Canada in 1966 to teach at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus.

Although, Leger-Anderson was trained in American history, her focus and research was on Canadian prairie women’s history. As one of the first historians to work in this field, Leger-Anderson made a strong impact in this area with her role as a professor teaching undergraduate students, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, creating research networks; and publishing.

Leger-Anderson eventually became a Canadian citizen; however she continued to teach American History and remained tied to that interest. When she retired from the University of Regina in 2004 she was granted the title of Professor Emerita, and continued to involve herself with many organizations as, for example, a member of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan and a Chairperson and Research Fellow for the Canadian Plains Research Centre. She also maintained an association with the Organization of American Historians.

Leger-Anderson was one of founding members of the Women in Alberta and Saskatchewan History and the chair and for the Canadian Committee on Women’s History. She also acted as an editor for their newsletter. To enhance public awareness she led walking tours on women’s history.  As a Research Fellow she assisted other researchers by conducting surveys of archival resources.

Leger-Anderson continued to live and work in Regina, Saskatchewan until her death on February 22, 2006.

Archival Collections (Finding Aids in PDF format)

2004-23 - Professional Papers and Teaching Materials, 1970-2003

2006-30 - Professional Papers, 1914-2006