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McGill University War Records Collection

  • CA MUA RG 82, 0000-0481
  • Collection
  • 1942-1946

The collection documents the involvement of McGill faculty, students, alumni, and staff during the Second World War. It contains information on 5568 men and women on active service, including 295 women. It also provides information on the 298 dead, 52 prisoners of war, and 629 recipients of medals.

The greater portion consists of folders, index cards, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs of individual soldiers and civilians. Index cards, documents and photographs were created and accumulated by Fetherstonhaugh and placed in alphabetical order within specific categories. The collection contains four distinct series: index cards; textual documents, including newspaper clippings; correspondence and articles arranged by subject; and photographs. The first series contains subseries reflecting Fetherstonhaugh’s original subdivision categories.

The index cards are arranged in the following groupings:

-Subversive activities
-Killed
-Prisoners of war
-University staff
-Macdonald College
-Army course
-COTC
-US
-General list A-H
-General list I-Mc
-General list M-Z
-Returned from active service
-Photos in extension file
-Photos on loan
-Women
-Civil

Other files in the collection include correspondence and newspaper clippings arranged by particular subjects; correspondence and newspaper clippings concerning the McGill War Memorial Campaign, 1947-1949; Fetherstonhaugh's account book of income and expenditures, and some vouchers, 1942-1946; McGill News articles, 1942-1946; correspondence, memoranda, invoices, reviews, and newspaper clippings, 1947-1948, concerning the book McGill University at War, 1914-1918; 1939-1945.

McGill University War Records Office

Kenneth Allan Caldwell Elliott Fonds

  • CA OSLER P164
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1986

The fonds illustrates Dr. Elliott's work as a neurochemist and consists of correspondence, letters, articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, research material and notes, course material, manuscripts, typescripts. The fonds is divided into seven series.

Elliott, K. A. C. (Kenneth Allan Caldwell), 1903-1986

F.W. Harvey Fonds

  • CA OSLER P084
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1946

Fonds shows F.W. Harvey's medical activities and his interest in physical training. The fonds contains 2 day books, an obstetric record, a ledger and a scrapbook.

Harvey, F. W. (Frederick W.)

Robert Vogel Fonds

  • CA MUA MG4217
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1994; predominant 1960-1994

Professor Robert Vogel's fonds presents a mixture of his administrative, teaching and research activities from 1952 to 1994. Beside his professorial as well as administrative papers, he collected many supporting documents which helped him carry out different tasks. The series are arranged according to his position as a professor and his different administrative positions at McGill.

The series consist of:

Professor's Papers
Secretary of the Faculty of Arts and Science Papers
Chairman of the History Department Papers
Vice-Dean's Papers
Dean's Papers

Vogel, Robert

Aileen Ross Fonds

  • CA MUA MG4134
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1990

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.

Ross, Aileen D.

Abraham Jacob Livinson Fonds

  • CA MUA MG2094
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1964

Most of the Livinson papers consist of lecture notes taken between 1905 and 1914 for undergraduate courses in philosophy, literature and history, and for courses in the Law Faculty. Two scrapbooks of clippings and photographs reflect Livinson's interest in Wilfred Laurier, approximately 1916-1949, and Abraham Lincoln, 1923-1937; there are also two 'notebooks' of clippings on books on the art of writing, memorable quotations, and speeches, 1936. Livinson's journals, sometimes kept under his own name and sometimes under the pseudonyms 'André Penuel' or 'André Charles' consist primarily of philosophical reflections and aphorisms, 1936-1942, 1947-1948, 1952. A short essay on Barbados, 1936, is accompanied by photographs, and there are also a number of photographs of Montréal scenes. Livinson's autograph collection consists of letters from prominent men, largely Montrealers, in business and government.

Livinson, Abraham Jacob, 1888 or 1889-1966

Henry Mintzberg Fonds

  • CA MUA MG1058
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1978

Mintzberg's papers comprise student materials, office files, and papers relating to his publications. Student materials contain course notes from both the engineering (1956-1961) and management (1961-1968) phases of Mintzberg's education, as well as research notes and drafts for his doctoral thesis "The Manager at Work". His McGill office files contain reports, minutes and memoranda for various faculty committees (1968-1976); correspondence, particularly regarding the M.B.A. programme (1970-1976); course outlines (1968-1973); and files on his Ph.D. students (1974-1976) (Restricted). Papers relating to publications include research notes, working papers, and drafts of articles and books, as well as correspondence about his writings (1968-1978).

Mintzberg, Henry

Violet Coughlin Fonds

  • CA MUA MG1028
  • Fonds
  • 1938; 1952-1979

Fonds consists primarily of originals and printed materials concerning courses Coughlin taught in the Library School (1952-1979), and her own graduate studies and research (1958-1975). Her teaching materials comprise lecture notes, supplemented by clippings, articles, and bibliographies, for courses on book selection (including class lists, marks (restricted), a student project and examinations), research methods, and library work with children. Material stemming from her graduate studies comprises two papers submitted for her M.A., and two unrevised copies of her D.L.S. thesis on Canadian public library services. Her continuing interest in public libraries in Canada generated a series of research files of notes, photocopies and clippings (1961-1975).

Coughlin, Violet, 1907-2001

Henry Taylor Bovey Fonds

  • CA MUA MG1021
  • Fonds
  • 1893-approximately 1908

Copy of a photographic portrait of Bovey (ca 1908), and a certificate from McGill dated 1893.

Bovey, Henry T. (Henry Taylor), 1852-1912

William Moser Fonds

  • CA MUA MG 4238
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2004

The Fonds consist of both personal and professional correspondence relating to his mathematical career. Colleagues and friends from the mathematical profession have provided letters (incoming/outgoing), publications, newspaper and magazine clippings, and CVs over the course of 66 years. Correspondence comes from H.S.M. Coxeter, Donald O.Hebb, Paul Erdos, Bela Bollobas, John Conway, Janos Komlos, J.A.H. Hunter, and other notables within the field of mathematics. In all, they comprise of 1.11 m of textual records, as well as 20 photographs depicting family and friends of Dr. Moser's and a painting; includes one audiotape and one CD.

Moser, W. O. J.

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