Fonds - Angus family fonds

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Angus family fonds

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  • 1854-1967 (Creation)
    Angus (family)

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32 cm of textual records.
5 photographs.

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Henry Forbes Angus (1891-1991) graduated from McGill University in 1911 and the in in 1914 he went to Oxford University. His studies were interrupted by war service but he returned to Oxford after the war and obtained his MA in 1919. In 1919 Angus joined the University of British Columbia faculty as an assistant professor of Economics. From 1930 to 1956, he served as head of the Dept. of Economics, Political Science and Sociology. He was also a Dean of Graduate Studies from 1949 to 1956. Among his many roles and responsibilities, he was also a member of the Rowell-Sirois Commission on Dominion-Provincial relations, a member of the Royal Commission on Transportation and Chairman of the Public Utilities of B.C. Annie M. Angus (wife of Henry Angus) was formerly a Trustee and Chairman of the Vancouver School Board and a volunteer worker. Other family members include Henry Duckley (Angus' grandfather) who was editor of the Manchester Examiner Times (1855-1889), William H. Duckley (his uncle) and Mary E. Angus (his mother).

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The bulk of these materials was received in several accessions from 1973 to 1977. File 4-2 was received from Annie Angus in November 1982. Files 4-3 and 4-4 were received from the Angus family in June 2003.

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The fonds consists of four series. The first consists of the papers of Henry Forbes Angus and includes an autobiography, reports, memorabilia and photographs. The second series which pertains to the career of Annie Angus includes reports, speeches, and notes relating to her work in the Vancouver School Board, the Children's Aid Society of Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia. The third series consists of older family papers including original letters to Henry Dunckley who was editor of the Manchester Examiner and Times (1855-1889). This series also includes letters to William Angus, William H. Dunckley, and the diaries of Mary E. Angus. The final series is primarily composed of books and articles by Henry Angus relating chiefly to economics, immigration, and university government.

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One photograph has been digitized and included in the UBC historical photograph database.

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BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-67

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