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Robert L. McDougall fonds Series
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Unpublished material

Series consists of unpublished material such as speeches and essays created by Dr. McDougall on various topics during the course of his academic career. One paper is on Elise Aylen, the second wife of Canadian poet, Duncan Campbell Scott and another is an essay on Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

University Committees (1957-1982)

Series consists of minutes, correspondence, proposals, appendices, statistics, critiques, lists, and newsletters that Dr. McDougall accumulated while participating in the various committees.

Dr. McDougall participated in University committees during his years at Carleton College, later Carleton University. Such organizations have been the English Ph.D. Committee, Discipline Group for English Committee, Centennial Committee, Carleton Library Project-Reprint Committee, Interfaith Committee and other University affiliated committees.

Speeches and interviews

Series consists of Dr. McDougall's speeches and seminar notes on assorted topics and individuals. Series contains a speech he gave at the Bliss Carman Symposium and at the Ottawa Book Festival where Dr. McDougall gave a speech on Duncan Campbell Scott at the Festival's opening. Dr. McDougall also kept copies of speeches written by other people. Speeches are dated. The series also includes a video interview done on CJOH in January 1991 on Insight and a series of audio discs containing a number of talks and interviews that were transfered from audio cassette.

Published material

Series consists of book reviews that Dr. McDougall wrote for numerous publications such as the Queen's Quarterly and the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, among others. Series also contains prefaces for books that he edited and an account of his years with the Seaforth Highlanders. There is correspondence concerning royalties on his publications and other related subjects. There are drafts, clippings of book reviews and program publication proposals.

Professional correspondence

Series consists of recommendations written by Dr. McDougall for students and colleagues for various stages of advancement such as graduate school, promotion and other honors. Series also includes correspondence between Dr. McDougall and Dr. Claude Bissel, among others. There is correspondence about Dr. McDougall becoming a visiting professor at other universities and correspondence concerning his publications. There is correspondence from the Council of Canadians and correspondence with J.G. McClelland Publishing Company about the New Canadian Library Series.

Personal material

Series consists of Robert L. McDougall's Curriculum Vitae, autobiographical notes, miscellaneous clippings, honorary degree speech, family photographs, scrapbooks, postcards and correspondence relating to his honorary degree speech.

Personal correspondence

Series consists of correspondence of a personal and academic nature between Dr. McDougall and various friends and acquaintances. Correspondents include Mangosutha Gatsha Buthelezi who was President of the Inkatha Freedom Party and head of the Zulu homeland, KwaZulu. Buthelezi was an opponent of the African National Congress. Other correspondents include Robin Harris, co-author of the Undergraduate essay and Robin Mathews.

Non-university committees

Dr. McDougall was involved in various committees dedicated to the advocacy of Canadian literature. They are: the Consultative Group on Scholarly Publishing in Canada, the Governor's General Awards Committee, and the Canada Council-Periodicals Committee. The series consists of correspondence, reports, programs, and critiques that Dr. McDougall accumulated while participating on these committees.

Literary conference material

Series consists of correspondence, essays, programs, reports, notes, maps, flyers that Dr. McDougall accumulated and created in his various roles as participant, speaker and Co-Director.

Dr. McDougall attended several conferences that discussed the various aspects of Canadian Literature. The conferences Dr. McDougall attended were the Ontario Library Association, Humanities Association of Canada, National Federation of Canadian University Students, Conference on Editing Problems, Conference of the Canadian Novel, Conference on Biography and Canadian Literature.

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