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Norman A.M. MacKenzie fonds
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- Textual record
- Photographic material
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- Source of title proper: The title is based on the contents of the fonds.
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- MacKenzie, Norman A.M.
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57 m of textual records.
ca. 2000 photographs.
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Name of creator
Norman Archibald MacRae "Larry" MacKenzie served as president of the University of British Columbia from 1944 to 1962. He was born in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. After returning from a brief farming career in Saskatchewan in 1913, MacKenzie enrolled at Dalhousie University and joined the Canadian Army two years later. After returning from overseas service, he studied law at Dalhousie, Harvard and Cambridge Universities. Called to the Nova Scotia bar in 1926, MacKenzie began a prominent career in international law. In 1927, he went to the University of Toronto, where he taught law for thirteen years. MacKenzie became president of the University of New Brunswick in 1940. In 1944, he became president of the University of British Columbia and served as president for eighteen years. MacKenzie became a Canadian Senator in 1966.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of several series including: Correspondence (189--1985); Family and Early Papers (1802-1992); Subject Files (1947-1977); Speeches, Articles and Publications; (1925-1974); Biographical Material (1908-1990, 2009); Canada Council (1950-1972), Canadian National Commission for UNESCO (1957-1974), Canadian Universities Foundation (1962/63), Canadian-American Committee (1957-1976), Carnegie Foundation (1951-1963), Centenary Council (1962-1969), Centennial Commission (1964- 1977), John and Mary Markle Foundation (1952-1971), Koerner Foundation (1962-1978), League of Nations Society (1926-1940), Nova Scotia Grants Committee (1962-1974); Massey Commission (1949-1956), Senate (1966-1968); Travels (1954-1978); University of East Africa Commission (1962-1963); Wartime Information Board (1942-1945); Financial Records (1928-1982); Printed/Published Material (1909-1982); and Photographs (1900- 1977). There is also the Margaret (Margie) Thomas MacKenzie sous-fonds.
Immediate source of acquisition
January 2017 revision included the addition of the Margaret (Margie) (née Thomas) MacKenzie sous-fonds comprised primarily of materials donated in December 2016 along with a small amount of material from a 2014 donation.
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Selected photographs have been digitized and included in UBC Library Open Collections (UBC 23.1).
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Online Finding Aid
Please see finding aid for an inventory of files. The finding aid also includes an inventory of Mackenzie's correspondence.
Uploaded finding aid
See Peter Waite, Lord of Point Grey (1987) for further biographical information.
Items marked OVR (oversize) are kept in the University Archives storage area, Rare Books and Special Collections vault.
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- MacRae (family) (Subject)
- UNESCO (Subject)
- Canadian Universities Foundation (Subject)
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Subject)
- League of Nations Society in Canada (Subject)
- Wartime Information Board (Subject)
- John and Mary R. Markle Foundation (Subject)
- Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation (Subject)
- MacKenzie, Marge (Subject)
- Weisgarber, Elliot (Subject)
- L’Ordre du Radis Manifique (Subject)