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Fonds F0001 - Bob Bergen Fonds

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Bob Bergen Fonds


  • 1994-1999 (Creation)

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0.75 m of textual records

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Biographical history

A former journalist, Bob Bergen specialized in reporting on the Canadian Forces for 25 years. In addition to his domestic coverage, he also covered Canadian deployments to the Middle East, Cyprus, Cold War Europe, Croatia and Bosnia. Bob's Ph.D. thesis researched the story of the Canadian air force's role during the 1999 Kosovo air war and the Canadian Forces' management of the Canadian news media in Ottawa and Aviano, Italy, during the war. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at CMSS and teaches the Canadian Military Journalism course at the U of C every spring.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Bob Bergen, donation, June 2004
Accession number 2004-029

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Scope and content

The Bob Bergen Fonds consists of materials gathered by Bergen in his capacity as a staff writer for the Calgary Herald. In particular, the fonds contains the results of several Access to Information Act requests made by Bergen in the late 1990’s regarding the closure of CFB Calgary in 1998 and the deaths of Canadian Forces members Neil McKinnon and Rick Wheeler during training exercises at CFB Suffield in April, 1992 and March, 1995 respectively.
The fonds is divided into 3 series:
1. Access to Information Act requests.
2. Correspondence
3. Newspaper clippings

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No further accruals are expected.

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No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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All tabs and highlighting are presumed to be Bergen’s.


File titles unless bracketed are taken from original folders.

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Fonds were processed by Jason Nisenson, February 2015.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson on June 3, 2015.

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  • Shelf: EW 3-2-1