Fonds JG - James A. Gibson fonds

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James A. Gibson fonds

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  • 1932-2001 (Creation)
    Gibson, James A.

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  • 1.10 m of textual records
  • 6 photographs

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Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, Acting President James Gibson's career at Carleton was diverse and interesting. He has held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as well as the post of Acting President (1955-1956).
Gibson was born on January 29th, 1912 in Ottawa, Ontario. He attended the University of British Columbia, where in 1931 he graduated with a B.A. (Honours). He went on to attend New College, Oxford (England) and graduated with a B.Litt (1933); D.Phil (1938); and a M.A. (1953). Some of his many academic honours included becoming a Rhodes Scholar in 1931; the Royal Society of Canada Research Fellow (1935-1936); Guggenheim Fellowship (1953-1954); and a visiting Fellow at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University (1953-1954). Gibon's employment involves, lecturer in economics and government at the University of British Columbia (1937-1938); the Foreign Service Officer with the Department of External Affairs (1938-1947); seconded for duty in the office of the Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King; an Officer in charge of War Records (1940-1945); and an External Affairs Liaison Officer (1943-1947). Community activities which are numerous are comprised of the First Chairman of the Overseas Friendship Society of Ottawa (1956-1957); and President of the Canadian Writers Foundation Inc. (1961-1963). In addition, he was associated with the Canadian Club of Ottawa, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs and the University Club of Ottawa.

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Materials hand delivered by Dr. James Gibson.

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The fonds consists of materials created, used and accumulated by Dr. Gibson during his time at Carleton and with the Prime Minister's Office. These records include personal correspondence, briefs and correspondence from the Prime Minister's Office, reports, speeches, addresses, lectures, convocation photographs of Gibson, and mementos from his days at Carleton.

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