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Hallama Family fonds
Marketa Newman fonds

Per Holting fonds

Spencer Family fonds

Frederick Philip Grove fonds
Dieter Roger fonds

Skapti Arason fonds
Simon Simonarson fonds

Dixon/Baker Family fonds

Sybil Shack fonds

Tennenhouse Family fonds

Copland, Hunter and Anderson Family fonds
MacDonald Family fonds

Turks and Caicos Islands
Lewis St. George Stubbs fonds

Alpha Omega Society fonds
Michael Ewanchuk fonds
Klymkiw Family fonds
Bill Lobchuk fonds
Parks Canada fonds
G.W. Simpson fonds
Mary Wawrykow fonds
Bill Wsiaki fonds
Anne Yanchyshyn fonds
Roman Yereniuk fonds

Various Ethnicities & Immigration Policy
Ed Kleiman fonds
A.S. Morton Manuscript Collection
W.C. Murray fonds
Mabel Timlin fonds
Winnipeg Tribune fonds


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Institution: University of Saskatchewan Archives

Collection Identifier: MG 1

Title: W.C. Murray fonds

Dates: 1900-1937 [1929-1933, predominant]

Extent: 4.3 m of textual records and photographs

Biographical Sketch: Walter Charles Murray was born
12 May 1866 in Studholm parish, King's county, New
Brunswick. He started his academic career at the University
of New Brunswick, receiving a BA in 1886. After earning a
grammar school license at the provincial Normal School,
Murray went to University of Edinburgh and received a MA
in philosophy in 1891. After a brief period of study in Berlin,
Murray returned to UNB as Professor of Philosophy and
Economics. From 1892 to 1908, he was Munro Professor
of Philosophy and lecturer in Education at Dalhousie
University. During this time Murray married Christine
Cameron and they subsequently had three daughters. In
1908 he was appointed the University of Saskatchewan's
first President, a position he held until his retirement in
1937. In conjunction with his duties at the University of
Saskatchewan, Murray served on a number of commissions,
boards and councils. Upon his retirement he was named
President Emeritus and remained active in the local
community until his death in March 1945.

Digitized Material: The digitized material from the W.C.
Murray fonds consists of correspondence, notes, reports,
photos, maps, evidence and lists pertaining to Dr. Murray's
activities on three royal commissions and as a judge of the
Community Progress Competitions. These Competitions
were conceived by the Colonization Department of the
C.N.R. to ascertain what contributions people of Continental
European origin had made to community life in certain
districts, and to what extent they stimulated further community
progress and development. The records contain the
assessments of the judges on community life on the districts
that entered the competition.

For a full description of the W.C. Murray fonds search the databases of
Archives Canada and the Saskatchewan Archival Information Network (SAIN).

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