Box/File List

Kenneth R. Wilson

2016.05, Box 1
112Kenneth R. Wilson Documentary [scripts and film][200?]

Typescripts of a biographical summary of Kenneth R. Wilson written by Nora Wilson, his daughter, for use in video documentary. Film is available online and on DVD. The film was created for the Canadian Business Press.

See 2023.11, Box 1, File 2 for the video cassette.

For viewing purposes, please prioritize use of the DVD over the video cassette. For access to the digitized version, please contact the archivist.

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113Cartoon drawing by Ron Smith [194?]

Item is a black ink drawing of cartoon heads of members of the Press Gallery including Kenneth Wilson, Financial Post.    

11 Articles written by Kenneth R. Wilson1939-1952

Consists of newspaper clippings, photocopies of articles and pages of magazines of articles written by Wilson.  Topics include the Royal Tour of 1939 to Canada, The St. Lawrence Seaway, price control in Canada, and an article about Switzerland.  The articles are from publications including Chatelaine Magazine, The Financial Post, Current Affairs for the Canadian Forces and The Rotarian. 

12Articles written about Kenneth R. Wilson1941-1952

Consists of newspaper clippings related to speaking engagements given by Kenneth R. Wilson, as well as articles related to awards he received for journalism, his move to the Maclean Publishing Company. Articles are from The Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, The Brantford Expositor, etc. 

See File 3 for copies of the speeches that are referenced in the above articles.

13Addresses and Speeches1938-1952

Typescripts and published copies of speeches given by Kenneth R. Wilson at various events and conferences to groups and associations including The Rotary Club, The Empire Club of Canada, the Purchasing Agents Association of Toronto, the CBC, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, among many others. 


Typescripts/transcripts of The National Forum and The Citizen's Forum in which Kenneth R. Wilson participated. The forums were broadcast on CBC radio and the subjects were: "Is Canada Over-Governed?," "What Economic Agreements are Needed?," "Has Big Business Too Much Power," and "St. Lawrence Seaway: What does it mean to Canada and the U.S.A?"

15Reports on trips1939-1951

Reports were written by Kenneth R. Wilson to his colleagues/boss at the Financial Post about trips/assignments that he went on.  Report titles are "West Trip, September 1950" and "European Trip, 1951."   There is also a typed letter to his family about his assignment covering the Royal Tour in 1939.

16Articles regarding Kenneth R. Wilson's death1952

Consists of newspaper clippings and photocopies of articles about Kenneth Wilson's death from publications including The Ottawa Evening Citizen, The Sarnia Canadian Observer, The Edmonton Journal, The Daily Spectator, The Toronto Daily Star, The London Free Press, etc.  Also contains a typescript and a reprint of an article from The Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science by K.W.Taylor about Kenneth Wilson's life.

17Condolence letters 1952

Consists of letters of condolence written to Ruth, Kenneth R. Wilson's wife as well as several letters addressed to Floyd S. Chambers, Wilson's boss.    

18Memorial Service Tribute1952

Typescript of "A Tribute to Kenneth Ramsay Wilson" by Rev. Norman Coll, at the Memorial Service held in Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, January 26, 1952  

19Newsweekly tributes to Kenneth R. Wilson 1952, 1967, 1979

Consists of published tributes to Kenneth R. Wilson in Maclean Hunter's Newsweekly magazine. 

110Kenneth R. Wilson Memorial Awards[195-] - 1988

Consists of notices about award winners, photographs and a card about why Kenneth R. Wilson is honored.   

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111Photographs of Kenneth R. Wilson1926-1951(Photos P1-9)
2016.05, Box 2
2 /OS1Portrait of Kenneth Wilson by his friend Yousuf Karsh in the 1940s[194-](Photos P1)
2017.02, Box 1
11Article, "The Good Earth Never So Rewarding" by Kenneth R. Wilson 1952

Published in The Financial Post, January 26, 1952  

12Typescript, "Royal Train" by Kenneth R. Wilson[1939?]

Possibly and address or speech.  

13Typescript, "Why a Church?"1940

By Kenneth R. Wilson. Possibly an address or a speech.   

14Typescript of speech for Victoria College reunion, Burwash Hall [between 1937 and 1940]

The typescript at one point might have been glued in the scrapbook.   

15 RREstate documents and Last Will and Testament of Kenneth E.R. Wilson1941-1952

Records are restricted until 2052.  For access please contact the Chief Librarian.   

16Letter of condolence to Ruth Wilson re Ken Wilson's death1953


17Certificate of Marriage for Kenneth R. Wilson and Ruth Duggan 1929

Includes newspaper clippings announcing their marriage.   

18Photographs[190-], [197?]

See description in photo database.   

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19Opening remarks 1989 Kenneth R. Wilson Memorial Awards Presentation 1989

Typed on Canadian Business Press letterhead.    

110Telegrams from Kenneth Wilson to Ruth Wilson1947

Telegrams sent from ship and England.   

111Nora Ruth Wilson's Scrapbook[1938?]-1945

This scrapbook belonged to Nora Ruth Wilson, the daughter of Kenneth R. Wilson and Ruth Wilson nee Duggan.  The scrapbook contains 2 class photographs but the remainder is cut out images from magazines and newspaper clippings, particularly related to the end of the war.  

2017.02, Box 2
21 RRScrapbook 1908-1944

Scrapbook contains items from Kenneth R. Wilson's school days at Rutland House, Brantford Collegiate Institute and Victoria College as well as items from his career as a journalist and editor. Includes report cards, photographs, ephemera (memorabilia) from dances, events, newspaper clippings, etc.   

The scrapbook is fragile and is currently restricted for preservation reason, however a scan has been made and is available online.

Scrapbook contains 51 b&w photographs

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2023.11, Box 1
11James Wilson notebook1791

Notebook belonging to Wilson's great-grandfather, James Wilson, a Church of Scotland minister in Gamrie, Banffshire, Scotland. Contains notes made by James throughout the 1780s including notes on moral philosophy used in sermon preparation, rents paid by farmers who used the croft connected to the parish manse for grazing, details of battles in which his sons George and Hugh took part between 1755 and 1768, accounts of gifts and other transactions.

Currently in conservation for treatment and rehousing.

12Kenneth R. Wilson documentary video1999

A short tribute video dedicated to Kenneth R. Wilson. The video is also available online and on DVD.

See 2016.05, Box 1, File 12 for the script and DVD.

For viewing purposes, please prioritize use of the DVD over the video cassette. For access to the digitized version, please contact the archivist.