Scope and arrangement
The Blacks in Canada Collection includes the typescript for the book and two articles on the subject by Winks, "Canadian-West Indian Union: A Forty-Year Minuet" and "The Canadian Negro: An Historical Assessment", both published by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London.
The Robin W. Winks/Blacks in Canada Collection consists of correspondence and research materials related to Winks' authorship of The Blacks in Canada: A History and other articles concerning the history of Blacks in Canada.
The Blacks in Canada : Robin W. Winks collection is arranged in three series:
The letters pertain to Winks' research for, and the pre-and post-publication reaction to The Blacks in Canada. Included in the latter category are letters from historian, John Hope Franklin, and sociologist, Harold Potter.
Series consist primarily of the various typed drafts of The Blacks In Canada. In some cases the first typed draft was readily identifiable and was so labeled. Typescripts of additional writings by Winks on the historical presence of Blacks in Canada are also included in this series, as is a mock-up for Slavery: A Comparative Perspective: Readings On Slavery From Ancient Times To The Present (New York University Press, 1972), a work edited by Winks.