Fonds UBCA-ARC-1082 - Dorothy Blakey Smith fonds

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Dorothy Blakey Smith fonds

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  • Photographic material

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UBCA-ARC-1082

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  • 1919-1978 (Creation)
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    Smith, Dorothy Blakey

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72 cm of textual records
78 photographs

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([20--])

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Born in Leeds, England, Dorothy Blakey Smith emigrated to Canada in 1913. An outstanding student, she was a member of the University of British Columbiaʹs first graduating class in Honours English (1921). Smith earned MA's from UBC (1922) and the University of Toronto (1926). She obtained her doctorate from the University of London (1933), writing a thesis entitled A Study of the Publications of the Minerva Press, 1790‐1820. Smith was appointed to the Department of English in 1935. In 1957, she joined the staff of the Provincial Archives as a researcher and editor. She remained there until her retirement in 1968. She received an honorary degree of Doctor in Letters from UBC in 1978.

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The fonds includes the following series: correspondence, theses, speeches, lecture notes, printed materials, clippings, photographs, student memorabilia and manuscripts. Photographs are stored separately.

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Selected photographs have been digitized and included in UBC Library Open Collections UBC 68.1

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