Fonds UBCA-ARC-1084 - Frederick H. Soward fonds

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Frederick H. Soward fonds

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1.07 m of textual records

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Frederick H. Soward was born in Minden, Ontario and educated at the University of Toronto (BA, 1921) and Oxford University (BLitt, 1922). In 1922, he joined Mack Eastman and Walter N. Sage in the Department of History at UBCʹs Fairview campus. Sowardʹs career at the university spanned some forty‐two years. Soward developed a keen interest in studying foreign relations and international affairs. This expertise was recognized by the Department of External Affairs, which called him to Ottawa in 1941 to serve as a special assistant for three years. Upon his return to UBC, Soward was appointed as director of the International Studies program. During his career at UBC, Soward served as head of the Department of History (1953‐1963) and Associate Dean and later Dean of Graduate Studies (1962‐1964). He retired from the university in 1964 and received honorary degrees from Carleton University (1962) and UBC (1964). Sowardʹs contribution to promoting the understanding of international affairs went beyond the university classrooms through his lectures across the province and particularly his annual review of world events at the Vancouver Institute Lectures.

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The fonds consists of correspondence (1940-1984), articles and addresses by Soward (1926-1969), book reviews (1950-1965), collected articles and book reviews by others, and a collection of newspaper and magazine clippings. Also included are copies of a weekly column entitled "The Way of the World" that Soward wrote for the Vancouver Morning Star (1927-1929).

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