Fonds SC104 - Reginald Herbert Roy fonds

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Reginald Herbert Roy fonds

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UVICSP SC104

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  • 1850 - 2009 (Creation)
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    Roy, Reginald H., 1922-

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10.5 m of textual records
377 audio reels

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(1922-)

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Reginald Herbert Roy was born in Nova Scotia. He has been professor at the University of Victoria Department of History since the 1960s and has published numerous books on military history and various aspects of Canadian history.

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The fonds consists of records relating to Roy's university administrative activities and his research in aspects of military history, including Canadian history and Canada's involvement in World War I and World War II (particularly the Normandy campaign). Fonds includes photocopies of war diaries, files on various Canadian Army regiments and battalions (including the 31st Infantry Battalion, the 1st Battalion Regina Rifle Regiment, Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's), the Seaforth Highlanders, and the B.C. Dragoons), files on the Canadian Officers Training Corps UBC Contingent University of Victoria Detachment, files on Canadian defence and military policy, audio interviews with Canadian military officers, clippings and other material concerning South Africa and South-West Africa/Namibia, and material relating to the Fenians (1880-1881). Fonds also contains minutes, correspondence and reports relating to academic committees and associations (including the University of Victoria Alumni Association), records relating to the Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee of British Columbia Historic Commemorations Sub-Committee, and background material, notes and drafts for Roy's books. Fonds also consists of material collected by Roy including the papers (1943-1979) of John Laurie (RCAF Provost Marshall), Rev. E.G. Parker, and the Red Chevron Association of Vancouver Island. The fonds also consists of an audio cassette of music from the war years. The fonds also includes 46 issues of South African Soldier.

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See also Military Oral History collection (some of which was collected by Dr. Roy) and the Military Maps collection (much of which was collected by Roy). The George Randolph Pearkes fonds began as an oral history by Roy collected under the UVic Social Sciences Research Centre (of which he was chair); and Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) fonds which contains Roy's History of the Scottish and his correspondence.

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Canada--History, Military; Canada--Military policy; Crimean War, 1853-1856; South Africa--Armed Forces--Periodicals; War crimes; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy; World War, 1939-1945--Songs and music

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Revised by JF, August 7, 2013.

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