Fonds MG 2016 - William Dudley Woodhead Fonds

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William Dudley Woodhead Fonds

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CA MUA MG 2016

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  • 1924-1954 (Creation)
    Woodhead, W.D. (William Dudley)

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12 cm of textual records.

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William Woodhead was born in Devonport, England, and educated at Christ's Hospital, Oxford, the University of Alberta and the University of Chicago. In 1924 he became Hiram Mills Professor of the Classics Department at McGill University. From 1934 to 1936 Woodhead served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science; from 1943 to 1945 he was Chairman of the Humanities Group. He started the university scholarships programme and took an active interest in providing for the education of the children of McGill's staff. He was Emeritus Professor of Classics from 1955 to 1957.

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Fonds consists of lecture notes prepared in connection with a survey course on Greek and Roman literature (1924-1954), as well as examination questions for this course (1951), and copies of humorous verse about McGill staff members.

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Material in English.

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307, 441, 461, 1814, and 88-038

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