Fonds - Kenneth F. Argue fonds

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Kenneth F. Argue fonds

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  • 1920-1989 (Creation)
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    Argue, Kenneth F.

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35 cm of textual records;23 photographs

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(1906-1994)

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Dr. Kenneth Argue was a distinguished member of UBC's Faculty of Education and Department of Univeristy Extension from 1946-1974, specializing in the philosophy and intellectual history of education. Born in Vegreville, Alberta in 1906, he received a B.A. from the University of Alberta in 1931, a teacher's certificate the following year, and M.A. from Oxford in 1936, and a D.Ed. from Columbia University in 1940. Before arriving at UBC, Dr. Argue held a number of teaching positions (elementary, secondary and post-secondary) in Canada and the United States. He also served as a consultant on education matters, notably in commissions of inquiry into the financing of education in Canada (1945) and the reorganization of the education system in Newfoundland (1947-49). He wrote a textbook,"The Development of Education Theory", which was published in 1951, and was instrumental in developing UBC's B.Ed. curriculum. In addition to his regular teaching duties, he taught summer courses on the history of education, and served as Director of Summer Session from 1954 to 1964. He also served with a number of education commissions and associations. Although he offically retired in 1971, and was named Professor Emeritus of Education in 1972, he continued to work as a sessional lecturer until 1974. Dr. Argue died in 1994.

Custodial history

The papers of Dr. Kenneth Argue were turned over to Dr. William Bruneau, of the UBC Faculty of Education, by Mrs. Jean Argue, for transfer to the University Archives. They were sent to the Archives by Dr. Bruneau in 1997.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, teaching materials, notes and manuscripts for speeches and publications acquired by Kenneth Argue in the course of his professional career, as well as personal papers, clippings, and photographs. The photographs depict family members as well as friends and colleagues from outside UBC. The materials are arranged in the following series: Publications and speeches, Course materials, Personal papers, and Photographs.

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Photographs are both listed in this file list and included in digitized form in the University Archives' Historical Photograph Database.

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Photographs are stored separately.

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BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-839

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