John A. Munro is a specialist in Canadian politics and founding director of the Diefenbaker Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. Having received his M.A. from UBC in 1965, he has edited six volumes of memoirs by Prime Ministers Lester Pearson and John Diefenbaker. Titles include Mike, The Memoirs of The Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson and One Canada, Memoirs of The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker. He also wrote Beyond the Moon Gate: Margaret Outerbridge in China, 1938-1950 (Douglas & McIntyre, Wood Lake, 1990), a study of a missionary wife's apolitical life in China that was adapted from her diaries. Munro was born in Calgary in 1938 and has taught in the Creative Writing Department at UBC. His papers at UBC Special Collections conern his writings on Gordon Churchill, John George Diefenbaker, Jack Horner, Carl Nickle, Lester B. Pearson, H.H. Stevens, and David J. Walker, plus Munro's works on Canadian External Relations, 1936-1939, the Atherton railway accident case, the Alaska Boundary Dispute, "Tai Tai", the China experiences of Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Outerbridge (including diaries, 1938-1950 and manuscripts), material relating to the publication of Beyond the Moongate and a biography of Senator David A. Croll.

[BCBW 1992] "Politics" "Missionaries"