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H. Rocke Robertson Fonds

  • CA MUA MG2001
  • Fonds
  • 1912-2015

The fonds document H. Rocke Robertson’s personal and family life, including his early education, his athletic abilities, his experiences during WWII in Britain, Sicily, and Italy, as well as some aspects of his professional life, including articles, speeches, and correspondence on his activities as a surgeon, surgeon in chief, professor of surgery, and as McGill’s principal, inclusive 1912-1998. In particular, his tenure as McGill’s principal is characterized by records in diverse formats such as personal diaries, correspondence files, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, and related ephemera reflecting his administrative duties, including the changes he implemented at McGill, as well as his efforts to cope with radical student behaviour and the Quebec government’s unwillingness to provide McGill with much needed financial assistance. Robertson’s retirement activities are also reflected in the records. Also included are numerous documents that reveal his interest in rare English dictionaries, rare books, and the history of medicine, in particular the history of surgical techniques. The fonds consist of 18 boxes with some files arranged into subject categories while others have a chronological arrangement scheme.

The series consist of 1) Diaries; 2) Publications and Research Notes; 3) Speeches; 4) Personal and Family Related Materials; 5) Student Years at Brentwood College and McGill; 6) Medical and Professional Activities; 7) McGill Principalship and Administrative Activities; and 7) Awards and Honours.

Robertson, H. Rocke (Harold Rocke), 1912-1998

Herbert H. Jasper Fonds

  • CA MUA MG4253
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1999

The fonds documents Herbert H. Jasper’s research activities at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the Centre de Recherches en Sciences Neurologiques at the Université de Montréal, his active travel and participation in international symposia and research organizations, his correspondence with an international network of researchers and colleagues, as well as his publishing and editorial work. A small amount of the materials also relate to his teaching activities at the Université de Montréal, as well as his personal life. Records include correspondence, conference and symposia materials, publications, research notes, photographs, and awards, including medals, plaques, and certificates. The majority of the materials are from the 1960s to the 1980s. Arrangement of the fonds varies by series, and includes subject, chronological, and alphabetical arrangement.

The series consist of 1) Research; 2) Teaching; 3) Personal; 4) Photographs

Jasper, Herbert H. (Herbert Henri), 1906-1999

Japanese Canadian History and Archives Committee of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montréal Collection

  • CA MUA MG4247
  • Collection
  • 1941-2007

The collection documents the experiences of Japanese Canadians in Montréal and in Canada, as well as Japanese Canadian cultural and social contributions, over an approximately 60 year period, mainly 1940-2000.

The collection contains records reflecting the activities of the JCCCM organization and often related to individuals and/or families, and includes correspondence, photographs, and a variety of printed materials. The collection also contains detailed biographical records, compiled during the 1980s, related to the Issei, Nisei, and Sansei as well as other non-Japanese individuals active in the community. In addition, there are approximately 150 tape recordings, transcripts, and oral histories; art work and cultural contributions done by members of the Japanese community; directories, newspapers, publications, pamphlets, and records; administrative records of the NAJC chapter in Montréal; as well as local and national NAJC and JCCS records.

The series consist of 1) publications; 2) biographical files; 3) general subject files; 4) Japanese Canadian Centennial Society (JCCS) files; and 5) NAJC/ Redress files; 6) Exhibits; 7) Photographs. Many of the files are arranged alphabetically or by subject.

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montréal. History and Archives Committee.

Frida Kruse Fonds

  • CA MUA MG1048
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1932

Fonds documents Kruse's work as a kindergarten instructor and as a teacher of kindergarten instructors. Teaching notes, model lessons, examination papers and lectures cover the years 1908-1932. Kruse also recorded minutes of staff meetings at the Macdonald Elementary School from 1901 to 1911. A few items of professional correspondence (1916) and some clippings on educational topics complete these papers.

Kruse, Frida, -1934

Percy Ellicott McDonald Fonds

  • CA MUA MG2096
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1916, 1921, 1963

McDonald retained his lecture notes for every course he took at McGill, together with laboratory notebooks and student projects. There are also a few notes from his dental course. Photographs concentrate on student outings and entertainments, engineering field trips, family portraits, and the Quebec Bridge disaster.

McDonald, Percy Ellicott, 1887-1976

Robert Fulford Ruttan Fonds

  • CA MUA MG3002
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1915

This archive consists largely of Ruttan's notes on general pathology and physiology lectures given by William Osler as well as a second series of notes on physiology, 1881-1882.

Ruttan, Robert Fulford, 1856-1930

Eric Aloys Sprenger Fonds

  • CA MUA MG3003
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1961

Eric Aloys Sprenger's papers comprise course materials, and items reflecting sports and social activities at McGill in the 1930s. Apart from an annotated high-school geometry text, Sprenger's course materials are from his years at McGill. They comprise class and tutorial notes from each of the four years of the Engineering course. Also included in this series are exercises in freehand and mechanical drawing, 1930, and the outlines, drafts, and typed copies of summer essays for 1934, 1937, and 1939, on paper-making machines. Other reflections of student life are provided by copies of the McGill Daily for 21 November 1938 and November 29 1940 (the latter reporting the death of William Sprenger) and a song-sheet for an Engineering 'Smoker', 1935. A large scrapbook of newspaper clippings and programmes for swimming meets at McGill and the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association gives particular attention to William Sprenger's participation, 1926-1935.

A series has been dedicated to William Paterson Sprenger, Eric’s brother and the textual and photographic records concern his school and college record, and his death and subsequent memorials.

Sprenger, Eric Aloys, 1919-

Morris Bishop Fonds

  • CA MUA MG3014
  • Fonds
  • 1959

Typescript of the Beatty Lecture entitled "By the river of Hochelaga - the land the French found".

Bishop, Morris, 1893-1973

Marvin Duchow Fonds

  • CA MUA MG3018
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1976

Duchow's papers document the social aspects of his deanship, his involvement in faculty committees, and his work as a teacher. Apart from some personal letters (1930-1953), Duchow's correspondence covers his years as acting Dean and Dean of the Faculty, and largely concerns the social side of his position: speaking engagements, invitations to attend conferences and social events, patronage of musical performances, and the entertainment of visitors. His committee files are mainly devoted to the graduate studies programmes (1966-1976); there are also files for the Committee on Theory and minutes of the Theory Department meetings (1968-1976), for the Music Library Sub-Committee, and the Sub-Committee on Musicology (1968-1975). Duchow's teaching materials comprise a markbook for history and analysis courses (1963-1965) (restricted); assignments and class materials for courses in Bibliography and Methodology, Analysis, and Mediaeval Music; xeroxed lecture notes on Dufay, Dunstable, and Flemish renaissance composers; files on graduate theses proposed to, and directed by Duchow; and copies of letters of appraisal sent to teaching institutions and granting bodies.

Duchow, Marvin, 1914-1979

Henry Family Fonds

  • CA MUA MG3037
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1980

These scattered Henry family papers, except for a few letters from William Taft and about Dr. Bowditch addressed to John Stewart Henry, 1929-30, reflect Leila Henry's interest in family history. They include genealogical charts, a biographical sketch of Lysbeth Dawson Murdoch, and a copy of a Banffshire newspaper of 1894 reprinting sections of Barbara Mitchell's diary of her return journey from Nova Scotia to Scotland.

Henry family

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