Stories from the Archives

Posted by Jessica Meyer In her post last week on Active History, Brittany Dunn noted that, in their approach to the Canadian Board of Pension Commissioners, ‘ex-officers typically wanted to avoid dependence on the state, feeling it compromised their status as self-sufficient providers.’  The records of the Ministry of Pensions...

Posted by Eilis Boyle In my first ever post for the Men, Women and Care blog I briefly touched on the role played by individual agents (primarily doctors) in lobbying for financial support for facially-wounded ex-servicemen. Three months later, analysing the ways in which different agencies interacted and negotiated the...