Fonds UBCA-ARC-1033 - M.Y. Williams fonds

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M.Y. Williams fonds

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15.78 m of textual records and other material.

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M.Y. Williams was born in Bloomfield, Ontario. He received his education at Queen's University (B.Sc., 1909) and Yale University (Ph.D., 1912). After teaching in public schools in Ontario and at both of his alma mater's, Williams joined the University of British Columbia faculty in 1921. He helped to build the Department of Geology and Geography. He served as head from 1935 to 1950. He was amongst the pioneers in the development of the resources of British Columbia. Although he retired in 1950, he continued to contribute to geological scholarship and the department's growth. UBC awarded Williams an honourary degree in 1972.

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Fonds consists of biographical notes, clippings, articles, early educational records, research notes, draft manuscripts, field notebooks, reports, publications, correspondence, lecture and course notes, maps, photographic prints, and slides pertaining to M.Y. Williams' professional and personal activities.

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Items in file 13-3a were transferred to the University Archives by David Mattison of the British Columbia Archives.


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Maps are located in the vault in cabinets 1 & 2. In addition, an inventory of maps is available with the accession file. Please ask archives staff for details.

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Includes 462 photographs: b&w; 20.5 x 25.5 or smaller, 3 albums, ca. 350 maps.

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