Fonds MG 3001 - William Howard Pugsley Fonds

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William Howard Pugsley Fonds

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CA MUA MG 3001

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  • 1932-1935 (Creation)
    Pugsley, William H. (William Howard), 1912-1993

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5 cm of textual records
2 film reels

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Born in Montreal, William H. Pugsley obtained his B.Com. in 1934 and Ph.D. in 1950 from McGill, and an M.B.A. in 1936 from Harvard. He was Assistant Professor of management from 1954 to 1960, Associate Professor from 1960 to 1970, Professor of management from 1970 to 1980. Professor Emeritus since 1981, is the author of Canadian Business Organization and Management (1965), among other works.

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Fonds concerns Pugsley’s contacts with McGill economics professors during his senior year and as a recent graduate, and his enthusiasm for McGill sports.

His correspondence comprises a letter from Prof. J.P. Day, 1934, responding to Pugsley's views on the roles of government and the banks in the extension of credit, and two letters from Stephen Leacock, one, 1934, commending a review-article by Pugsley, the second, 1935, declining an invitation to give an address. A number of clippings from the McGill Daily and city newspapers record McGill sports events, ca 1932. Two reels of film provide campus views, interior views of classrooms, and sport events at McGill.
Also includes notes and examinations for Economics classes from his student years.

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  • English

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Material in English.

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Library and Archives Canada has a fonds on William Howard Pugsley. It contains 30 cm of textual records, 11 920 photographs and 14 film reels.

The Rare Books Department has “Return to sea”, a typescript of an autobiography of a former naval man (1959, M280.Bd283).

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0000-447; 0000-1767; 1998-0116

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