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Maurice McGregor Fonds

  • CA OSLER P196
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1976

The content of the fonds includes letters, photographs, and official documents surrounding the Norman Bethune McGill-China Professorship Exchange at Peking Medical College, in addition to medical pamphlets, typed addresses, several commemorative Norman Bethune items. There are various Chinese tourist brochures and maps that McGregor collected during his travels in China, as well as newspaper clippings, reprints, and copies of articles collected by McGregor about China and medicine in the mid-1970s.

McGregor, Maurice

William Massey Birks Fonds

  • CA MUA MG1019
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1948

Three scrapbooks document Birks' involvement with McGill, particularly with the Theological Colleges and the Faculty of Divinity. One contains newspaper clippings and correspondence (1912-1913) concerning the United College of Theology. The second scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and correspondence (1912-1948) on the establishment of the Faculty of Divinity at McGill. The third contains telegrams concerning the appointment of Sir Auckland Geddes as Principal in 1919, as well as newspaper clippings regarding the McGill Fund Campaign (1911) and the Patriotic Fund, (1914-1917). There is also correspondence about church matters and the Joint Theological Colleges and brief accounts of the establishment of the latter, correspondence, minutes, reports, reminiscences and notes document the establishment of the Faculty of Divinity in 1948. There is also a builder's contract and accounts for the Birks building on University Street and a draft fragment of a historical story or novel set in the 14th century about a Richard Birks.

Birks, William Massey, 1868-1950

Tomas Jan Frantisek Pavlasek Fonds

  • CA MUA MG 1066
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1972

Fonds consists of original files and printed materials falling into two themes. The larger of the two concerns Pavlasek’s work on the Superior Council of Education (1967-1972). Correspondence, notes and minutes deal with the establishment of the Université du Québec, the organization of a Council of universities, and legislation regarding capital funding of universities. The McGill Senate is the subject of the second group, comprising correspondence, minutes, reports and submissions from 1963 to 1971.

Pavlasek, Tomas Jan Frantisek, 1923-

Casey Albert Wood Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1203
  • Collection
  • approximately 1850-1981, predominant 1913-1940

This collection consists of materials dated from approximately 1850-1981, but predominantly from 1913-1940, relating to Dr. Casey Albert Wood’s research, writing, correspondence, and personal interest concerning ornithology, vertebrate zoology, memoir and family history, Emma Shearer Wood and Blacker Library collection development, ophthalmology, politics, and current events. Materials relate chiefly to Wood’s “Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology” (1921-1956), falconry (1930s), his unpublished memoir (1930s), the development of McGill University’s Emma Shearer Wood and Blacker Libraries (1918-1941), the history of ophthalmology (1925-1936), “Fundus Oculi” (1911-1934), his travels and research expeditions studying birds in their natural habitat (1920-1940), political interests, and correspondence relating to these activities and subjects.

There are approximately 2902 incoming and outgoing pieces of correspondence including letters, postcards, notes, telegrams, and cards. Series 1) Research and writing, contains the largest volume of correspondence relating to “the Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology.” While Series 2) Research trips, contains the largest portion of photographs. Other materials in this collection include research notes, manuscripts, page and galley proofs, book and article reprint publications, postcards, artwork, glass plate negatives, book plates, palm leaf manuscripts, artefacts, printed ephemera, clippings, journals, and administration and financial records relating to Wood’s publications or the Emma Shearer Wood and Blacker Libraries.

There are gaps within this collection relating to geographic locations, as not all locations Wood is known to have visited are represented or are only minimally represented. Asian countries, such as China or Japan, are not represented in this collection. While geographic locations that are prominent within the collection are Fiji, Sri Lanka and India.

The series consists of 1) research and writing (ca. 1850-1956); 2) research trips (1920-1937); 3) scrapbooks (1887-1946); 4) collection development (1918-1941); 5) published books (1907-1981); 6) artefacts (191-?, 1920-1937); and 7) glass negative plates (1924, 1927, 1930, 1956).

Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942

Basil C. MacLean Fonds

  • CA MUA MG 4311
  • Fonds
  • undated

The fonds contains memorabilia from Basil C. MacLean's years at McGill University, including Old McGill yearbooks (1925, 1929), McGill knitted button-up sweater, a silverware set with the McGill crest, a small oval silver tray, a silver tureen with lid, 2 pennants and 8 photographs which include the Montreal General Hospital 1927-30, Faculty of Medicine 1926, Alpha Delta Chapter Fraternity, 1924-25 and the McGill Student's Executive Council, 1924-26.

MacLean, Basil C., 1895-1963

Russel R. Merifield Fonds

  • CA MUA MG 4313
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1964

The fonds consists of McGill published materials and memorabilia owned by Russel R. Merifield and Helen Kydd and includes a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings mostly related to football at McGill (1935-1939); annotdated Kappa Alpha Theta Pledge Book (1936); 5 Old McGill yearbooks (1904, 1905, 1907, 1938, 1941); Women Graduates of McGill University, 1888-1939; McGill, a Portal to Greatness by J.W. Jeakins; My Old College by Stephen Leacock; 3 issues of McGill News (vol. 2 no. 4, 1921; vol. 25, no. 1, 1943; vol 31, no. 4, 1950); 2 reunion dinner programmes (1921, 1964); 1 Intercollegiate Football Champions dinner programme (1938); and 2 convocation programmes (1903, 1907).

Merifield, Russel R.

Duncan Stuart Forbes Fonds

  • CA MUA MG2062
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1965

These papers contain Forbes' personal files of correspondence and clippings, some design materials and films of McGill football games. The personal files contain biographical materials such as his birth certificate, military commission and service records, and letters concerning his employment at McGill. Other files concern Forbes' designs for decorations for the 1951 Royal Visit, the McGill C.O.T.C., the Forbes Trophy for athletics, Forbes' involvement with McGill athletics and museums, and the career of his brother Kenneth Forbes, a painter. A number of diplomas and certificates awarded Forbes, as well as a photograph album, complete this series. Materials for designs include files on heraldry, a collection of illustrations from 19th century periodicals, designs for the Royal Visit decorations (a few, by Percy Nobbs, were used for the 1939 visit), maps, linocuts, bookplates, and programmes designed by Forbes for McGill events, ca 1925-1950. Thirty-four reels of motion picture film record McGill extramural football games (1947-1951). Films with sound track show the construction of the Currie gymnasium (1939-1940), and demonstrate the swimming techniques of Matt Mann. Additional biographical material is provided by obituary notices and letters of condolence to Mrs. Forbes, and by clippings of articles about Forbes.

Forbes, Duncan Stuart, 1889-1965

Medical Library Archives Collection

  • CA OSLER P205
  • Collection
  • 1845-1979

A large portion of the collection is concerned with the growth of the Medical Library at McGill. Other than the Catalogue of Books from the Library of the Medical Faculty of McGill College which dates from 1845, the earliest preserved records are the handwritten Library Committee reports of Dr. Francis Shepherd, dating from 1880. The textual material includes early library reports, surveys, information about library staff, finance, gifts, procedures, as well as information regarding the Osler Library and departmental building plans and renovations. The collection also includes correspondence, notes, photographs, and artifacts associated with 'McGill Medical Men' including: James "King" Cook, Robert Palmer Howard, William Wright, Robert Lea MacDonnell, Richard Lea MacDonnell, Herbert Stanley Birkett, and others. There are many reprints in the collection – some bound into volumes, and many that include signatures and written notes. The collection also includes photographs, scrapbooks, and glass lantern slides (some of which are from World War One), books, and theses. The Medical Library's accession records, index cards, and journal cards are also preserved in the collection, still housed in their original catalogue drawers (see Series 7). The collection includes various announcements, university calendars and directories related to the Faculty of Medicine, as well as communication, meeting minutes, and essays belonging to the McGill Medical Society (1884-1907), the McGill Reporting Society (1926-1951), and the Montreal Dermatological Society (1930-1951). Lastly, the collection includes miscellaneous textual materials related to McGill and the Faculty of Medicine, for instance McGill student attendance cards from 1828-1872 (with course name and professor details).

McGill University. Medical Library

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

Howard Irwin Ross Fonds

  • CA MUA MG1012
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1979

Fonds consists of papers (originals and printed materials) falling into three series: speeches; files relating to McGill committees before Ross was Chancellor; and personal and biographical materials.

Apart from formal speeches delivered as Chancellor at the opening of buildings and convocations, Ross's addresses and articles reveal his interest in professional development and research in accountancy and questions of national economic policy. These were written for, or delivered to McGill conferences, meetings of professional organizations of chartered accountants, financial analysts and business executives.

Files on McGill committees contain minutes of the Committee on Fraternities (1959-1962) and of the Committee on Chartered Accountants at McGill (1950-1951).

Ross's biographical files contain degrees and certificates (1927-1977), programmes and other memorabilia from Oxford (ca 1930-1932), news clippings about Ross (ca 1963-1968) and a few items of personal correspondence (1964-1974). His trip to Russia is documented by correspondence, notes and printed materials (1967-1969), and he wrote formal accounts of his journeys to South America and the Far East. A personal financial account book covers the years 1964-1969. These materials are supplemented by obituary clippings and letters about Ross written to his wife after his death (1974-1979).

Ross, Howard Irwin, 1907-

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