Fonds UBCA-ARC-1213 - Department of History fonds

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Department of History fonds

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63 cm of textual records

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The Department of History traces its roots at UBC back to the appointment of S. Mack Eastman in 1915. For some years Eastman functioned as a "one-man department". He was joined in his pursuits by notable UBC pioneers Walter N. Sage (1918) and F.H. Soward (1922). From its beginnings the Department has undertaken to offer a broad range of scholarly studies. Today, students study Canadian, American, European, Latin American, African and Asian history. Within these broad categories, the Department offers areas of specialization in political, economic, intellectual and cultural studies.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, printed material, departmental minutes (1963-1988), committee records (1955-1974) and copies of department newsletters (1980-1984).

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Records have been acquired by the University Archives in several accessions, including materials donated by professors Ivan Avacumovic (2003) and David Breen (2009).


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These are institutional records and subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Researcher access to these records is subject to review. To organize access please contact us at UBC Archives.

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