Fonds F0398 - Murray George Ross fonds

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Murray George Ross fonds

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7.0 m of textual records
ca. 20 cm of photographs : col. and b&w ; 36 x 28 cm or smaller

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Murray George Ross (1910-2000), educator and author, was born in Canada and educated there and in the United States, receiving the Ed.D from Columbia University (1949). He returned to Canada to teach in the School of Social Work, University of Toronto and he served as vice president of that school from 1957-1960. In the latter year he was named president of York University, remaining in that position until 1970 when he became a professor of social science and president emeritus. Ross is the author of several works dealing with community organizations and higher education including, 'Community organization: theory and principles,' (1955), 'Canadian corporate directors on the firing line, '(1980), 'The new university,' (1960), 'The university: the anatomy of academe,' (1976), and a memoir, 'The way must be tried: memoir of a university man,' (1992). Ross has also served on the board of directors of several charitable and corporate bodies and has been awarded several honorary degrees from Canadian universities. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada (1979), and of the Order of Ontario (1988), and was awarded the 125th Anniversary of Confederation of Canada Medal (1992).

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The fonds consists of personal records of Murray Ross as well as records pertaining to his career as a scholar and professor. It also includes records pertaining to his involvement into various charitable and corporate boards and bodies.

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Accession 1993-019 is comprised of several accessions which had no previous arrangement, these include: 1970-001, 1988-016, 1989-007, 1991-016, 1992-030, 1993-003, and 1993-019.

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A PDF finding aid is attached to this description.

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1993-019, 1995-027, 1998-017, 2000-024, 2000-082, 2003-013 and 2007-072. Further accruals are not expected.

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2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/08 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/06 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in scope & content, accruals.
2014/07/22: last updated
2018/03/28 KCP: added GMD, finding aid note, and published
2020/03/28 KCP. Added access point(s).
2023/06/13 J. Grant. Addition of accession information and PDF file list.

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