Fonds - Historical Society of the University of British Columbia fonds

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Historical Society of the University of British Columbia fonds

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  • 1920-1944 (Creation)
    University of British Columbia. Historical Society

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19.5 cm of textual records

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(fl. 1919-1944)

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The Historical Society of the University of British Columbia was established in 1919 to provide a forum for discussion and independent investigation of the historical problems of the day. The original constitution established three classes of members: honourary, associate and ordinary. The Society initially imposed a fourteen student membership limit, but later this was amended to allow twenty active members. No attempt was made to limit the number of associate members (former members of the Society who graduated). The Society annually awarded a $25 prize for the best essay in Canadian history and the Historical Society Gold Medal (donated by E.W. Keenleyside) to the outstanding graduating student in history at UBC. Each year a banquet was held at which a prominent speaker would address the club, or a paper would be read by one of the members.

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The fonds consists of copies of the Society's constitution, financial records (1935-1938), correspondence (1935-1939), papers (1920-1944) and programs (1921-1939).

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Some of the papers in this fonds were originally bound and catalogued in the U.B.C. Library.

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BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-80

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