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Herbert Hugh John Nesbitt fonds
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- Nesbitt, Herbert Hugh John
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- 0.92 m of textual records
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Dr. Nesbitt was born in Ottawa on February 7, 1913. He attended Queens university graduating in 1937 with a B. A. in Zoology and Philosophy. He then attended the University of Toronto receiving his M. A. in 1939 and his Ph. D. in 1942. He also received a D. SC from Leiden, Holland later in his career in 1951. During his time at the University of Toronto he also worked as a senior demonstrator. From 1942 to 1948 he did entomology work for the Department of Agriculture. He became an evening lecturer at Carleton in 1946. In 1948 he was appointed assistant professor. The following year he would be made the Marshall of convocation, a role he would play for 49 years. Nesbitt advanced to associate professor in 1951 and then chair of the biology department 1952. In 1956 he became a full professor and served as Director of the Science Division in 1960. In addition to this Nesbitt also served a number of temporary appointments; in 1962 he served as acting Registrar for the summer and fall semesters; in 1973 he was the acting Dean of Graduate studies for the winter term; and in 1973 he was acting President. Dr. Nesbitt was also involved in committee work during his career at Carleton. He has served on the following committees; Senate (clerk 1975-1981), Building Advisory Committee (chair), Committee on Admissions and Studies, Graduate Studies Committee and the Committee on Academic Promotions (chair). Dr. Nesbitt's achievements both as a researcher and as an academia have been recognized on several occasions. He has received two under graduate scholarships, an Arts Research Scholarship, a fellowship from the Zoological Society of London, the Royal Entomological Society Fellowship, the Entomological Society of America Fellowship, the Fellowship of Linnean Society of London (1958-1959), an honourary doctorate in Science from Carleton in 1978, and Carleton's founder award June 2001. He has over 16 publications and is considered an expert on arachnids. Dr. Nesbitt passed away in 2002.
Fonds was transferred from the library November 17, 1998 by Rita Richards, Librarian Special Collections. The material had been placed in the Library before archives inspection in 1994.
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Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, committee minutes, ephemera, and budget materials accumulated and created by Dr. Nesbitt during his involvement with Carleton University. There are four series with the following titles: Miscellaneous Committees, Academic Committees, Faculty Board and Faculty Meetings, and Miscellaneous Files.
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Access governed by Carleton Universities Access to Information Act.
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No reproductions without written consent of University Archivist.