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Fonds F0050 - Grant McLean Fonds

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Grant McLean Fonds


  • 1998-2005 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1012 electronic files - 937.2 mb
5 cm of textual records

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Archival history

Files were transferred from McLean's office computers to 6 CD ROMS and 31 3.5 inch floppy disks at an undetermined date. These objects were donated to TMM Library and Archives and their data was uploaded into the University of Calgary's servers in April 2015.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Grant McLean, April 2015.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of material generated and/or accumulated by Lt. Col. Grant McLean in his capacity as the Commanding Officer for Canadian Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) operations during Canada's peacekeeping mission (Operation Palladium) to Bosnia Herzegovina following the Bosnian War. Specifically, McLean oversaw CIMIC training and deployment for Rotation 12, 2002-2003.

Highlights of the collection include McLean's email correspondence, which provides insight into the administrative relationship between the Reserves and Regular Forces, and village by village intelligence gauging levels of post-war recovery for areas in which CIMIC was active.

The fonds is divided into 5 series:
1. CIMIC Operations
2. CIMIC Training
3. Email Correspondence
4. Canadian Forces Liaison Council
5. Miscellaneous Files

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System of arrangement

Most files are electronic. For ease of understanding they have been intellectually arranged in this AtoM record into series but at point of access McLean's original foldering system has been preserved. Locations for individual records are noted in the finding aid under the "Arrangement" heading.

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Conditions governing access

The Grant McLean Fonds can be accessed via a dedicated terminal in the The Military Museums Library and Archives. Arranging for an appointment to view them is recommended.

Conditions governing reproduction

Files may be consulted only. No reproduction permitted.

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  • English

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Dates for records was taken from the "Date Modified" property of each file, which may not correspond to the file's date of creation.

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Fonds processed in October 2015 by Jason Nisenson.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, October 2015.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: EW 3-2-1
  • Filing cabinet: Electronic files secure terminal