Fonds MG4134 - Aileen Ross Fonds

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Aileen Ross Fonds

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  • 1920-1990 (Creation)
    Ross, Aileen D.

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1.03 m of textual records
14 photographs
1 certificate

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(born 1902)

Biographical history

Aileen Dansken Ross was born in Montreal in 1902. In 1939 she graduated with a B.Sc. from the University of London. In 1941 she received her M.A. from the University of Chicago, and in 1951 her Ph.D. From 1940 to 1942 she worked as a Curriculum Advisor at Macdonald College. From 1942 to 1945 she was a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Toronto. She joined McGill as a Lecturer at the Department of Sociology in 1944, and in 1951 she became Assistant Professor. Between 1961 and 1963 she was Associate Professor and from 1964 to 1970 Professor. Aileen Ross was appointed Emeritus Professor of Sociology in 1970. She was an active member in learned professional associations and at McGill faculties, committees and associations. She published several books, and numerous articles and book reviews.

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The fonds was donated in four accessions to the McGill University Archives by Aileen D. Ross between 1982 and 1993. The Matthew Ibbotson correspondence was donated to the MUA in 1999 by E. Gault Finlay.

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The Aileen Ross fonds consists mainly of correspondence (1935-1990), research files, a brief autobiography (1940-1980), biographical material (1920-1990), and specific talks (1942-1973). Included are personal diaries (1918-1962), appointment books (1946-1992), and Matthew Ibbotson's correspondence to Ross (1921-1927). Books, original and printed articles, newspaper clippings, and reviews of books and articles are also part of the collection. Non textual records consist of several photographs.

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Donated by Ms. Aileen Ross on July 14, 1982; on May 14, 1990 and on August 27, 1993


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Textual records, hand-written and typescript;

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1982-0047; 1990-0017; 1990-0081; 1993-0049; 1999-0107

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