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3rd Annual Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship

Queen’s University Archives is very pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship recipient. Dr. Ben Bradley, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Toronto, will be spending a month in the QUA Reading Room, in the Spring of 2015, researching how the construction of the King’s Highway 401 (the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway) effected the social and business fabric of Eastern Ontario. He will be focusing especially on how the redirection of traffic away from those communities along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River affected the viability of roadside businesses that had been established on main streets since the early 1920s; as well as examining what were the positive and negative impacts on the people living in these communities, once traffic was rerouted away from town centres.

For further information relating to the Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship, you are invited to visit the fellowship page.

Queen’s University Archives wishes to thank Dr. Cheryl McWatters and her husband, John MacDiarmid, whose generous endowment has made this Visiting Fellowship a reality.

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