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James McCrorie


MCCRORIE, James (Jim)  (1936-2013)
Educator, Activist

James Napier McCrorie was born in Montreal in 1936.  At McGill University Jim studied sociology and came to Saskatchewan to work with the Saskatchewan Farmers Union.  He completed a Ph.D. degree through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1964 and the next year he joined the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus.

Social activism and teaching were important issues to Jim, issues such as North Sea oil development, Scotland's Roderick MacFarquar, rural development and sustainability.  The Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, a part of the International Brigades involved in Spain’s Civil War 1936 to 1939, and the 1935 On-to-Ottawa Trek were also of special interest to McCrorie.

McCrorie became Director of the Canadian Plains Research Center in the 1980's and retired in 1996.  He passed away in 2013 and was the author of, or contributed to, many publications.

Revised by Elizabeth Seitz, 2015

Archival Collections (Finding Aids in PDF format)


2014-15 - Research Material on Mackenzie–Papineau Battalion; Family; Farming, and Railway ‘Run Throughs’, 1927-1989

2014-16 - Canadian Plains Research Material, Director’s Correspondence