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Douglas Anglin fonds

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  • 1948-2013 (Creation)
    Anglin, Douglas

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  • 11.11 m of textual records

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Professor Emeritus of Political Science Doug Anglin was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1923. He served in the Navy during World War II and participated in D-Day. Anglin graduated from the University of Toronto in 1948 with a Bachelor of Honours in Political Science and Economics, and then went on to Oxford University where he received second bachelor's degree, a Master's degree, and a Doctorate. Anglin began his Carleton career as an Associate Professor of Political Science from 1958-1965. Anglin was made Chairman of the Department of Political Science (1961-1962). In 1965, Anglin was promoted to Full Professor and in 1993 Professor Emeritus of Political Science, a title he holds to this day. Anglin has been involved in numerous Carleton University committees throughout his university career, including Chairman of the Senate Honors Committee (1971-1972), a member of the University Promotions Committee (1971-1979), and Criminal Intelligence Directorate (CID) Liaison Officer (1973-1979). He also held memberships in the Board of Governors-Senate Statute Review Committee (1974-1980), the Senate (1976-1978), and the Tenure Appeals Committee (1977-1979). In the summer of 1957 Anglin toured Ghana and Nigeria, and by the 1960s he was regularly visiting Africa for conferences and to do research on African foreign policies. Anglin held a research post at Ibadan University in Nigeria (1962-1963), and became the founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zambia in Lusaka (1965-1969) where he would later be made an Honourary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) in 2011. Anglin was a member of the Canadian Association of African Studies from 1970 onward, and became president of the association for one year (1973-1974). Anglin was also on the board of directors for International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa (IDAFSA), (1980-1985); Cooperation Canada-Mozambique (COCAMO), (1989-1994); and Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE), (1989-1994). Anglin has also monitored elections in Namibia (June-December, 1989), Lesotho (March, 1993), South Africa (September, 1992-May, 1994), and Nigeria (March, 1999). In 1989 the Canadian Association of African Studies presented Anglin with the "Distinguished Africanist Scholar" award.

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The fonds consists of miscellaneous and subject files created and accumulated by Douglas Anglin while researching and developing African Studies programs and working on projects for third world libraries.

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See also: The Douglas G. Anglin Archival Project,

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