Fonds F0238 - Maurice Elliott fonds

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Maurice Elliott fonds

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0.76 m of textual records

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Biographical history

Maurice Elliott is University Orator and University Professor Emeritus at York University in Toronto, Canada. Born in 1937 in London, England, he was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge University, and received his PhD from the University of Toronto. As a professor of English at York since 1966, Dr. Elliott primarily researched and taught the poetry of the Romantic period, as well as Irish writing in English. He has served York University as Master of Winter's College (1980-1987), as Chair of the Department of English (1993-1999) during which time he was awarded his University Professorship (1996), and as Chair of Senate (1998-1999), and as a member of York's Board of Governors.

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The fonds consists of citations given by Dr. Elliott as University Orator and includes biographical information, correspondence, programmes, and drafts created or used for writing the citations. Fonds includes correspondence, mission statement samples, and supporting reference information documenting Dr. Elliott's role in developing York University's Mission Statement.

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Donated by Maurice Elliott in 2002 and 2008.


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Related material may be found in the Convocation Office fonds (F0041), and the Office of the President fonds (F0073).

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 2002-032, 2008-019. Further accruals may be expected.

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2003/01/17 Ken Hernden:. (Creation)
2003/01/17 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/08 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid.
2008/12/15 Dubeau. Revised description to include 2008-019. Related records note added. Biographical sketch revised.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM
2018/09/12 KCP, N. Roz. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD and accession numbers. Published description and generated finding aid.

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