Fonds MG4217 - Robert Vogel Fonds

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Robert Vogel Fonds

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  • 1934-1994; predominant 1960-1994 (Creation)
    Vogel, Robert

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7.8 m of textual records and 12.1 cm of audiotapes.

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Robert Vogel was born in Vienna, Austria on November 4th 1929. His family escaped and took refuge from nazism and war in England. There he went to King Henry VIII's Grammar School in Abergavenny and to Cardiff High School in Cardiff. In 1949 he decided not to accept an already awareded scholarship to Oxford University in order to accompany his family to Canada. The family settled in Montreal, where his father owned a leather product store and he himself worked in an import-export house and drove a taxi while studying.

Robert Vogel died suddenly on April 3rd, 1994. He was then working with Terry Copp on a new work on the Canadian air war. He was survived by a wife and a son.

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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

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