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Memorable Manitobans: James Barclay Hartman (1925-2009)


Born at Winnipeg on 12 January 1925, only child of George and Margaret Hartman, he was educated at the University of Manitoba (BA 1948, MA 1951), Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island), and Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois; PhD 1959). His speciality was the philosophy of aesthetics. He began a teaching career at Iowa State University, returning to Canada in 1967 to teach at Algoma University College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario where he was Director of Development and External Affairs. In 1980 he joined the Continuing Education Division of the University of Manitoba. At the time of his retirement he held the position of Senior Academic Editor. He wrote the book The Organ in Manitoba which was published in 1997 by the University of Manitoba Press. He died at Winnipeg on 23 January 2009.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Golden Age of the Organ in Manitoba: 1875-1919
Manitoba History, Number 29, Spring 1995

The Growth of Music in Early Winnipeg to 1920
Manitoba History, Number 40, Autumn/Winter 2000-2001

On Stage: Theatre and Theatres in Early Winnipeg
Manitoba History, Number 43, Spring/Summer 2002

The Churches of Early Winnipeg
Manitoba History, Number 45, Spring/Summer 2003


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 January 2009

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 August 2015

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