Fonds F0311 - Harry Knowles Girling fonds

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Harry Knowles Girling fonds

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  • 1960-1971 (Creation)

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0.23 m of textual records

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Harry Knowles Girling (1919- ) was educated in England (Oxford) and taught at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1948-1971. He joined the Department of English at York University in 1971 as a specialist in nineteenth-century fiction and structures of narrative fiction. He served on several University committees and as a member and officer of the Canadian Association of American Studies. He is the author of several scholarly articles. Professor Girling retired from York in 1984.

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Material was presented to York University Archives by Tiit Kodor, Scott Library, in 1984.

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The fonds consists of Harry Knowles Girling's records pertaining to his activities at York University. It includes reports, minutes and related material from several University committees including the Interim Curriculum Committee, 1961, and the Senate Curriculum Committee, 1962, the Council of the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the English Department. In addition there is a copy proof of 'Five heroic plays,' (1960).

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See York University. Office of the President fonds (F0073); and York University. Senate fonds (F0078), for material related to the Curriculum Committee.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1984-008. Further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/04 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/04 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/29 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, extent, related material.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM
2018/04/06 KCP. Added GMD, finding aid note, and published.
2020/03/28 KCP. Added access point(s).

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