Fonds WBH - W. B. Herbert fonds

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W. B. Herbert fonds

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  • 1943-1962 (Creation)
    Herbert, Walter Bertram

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  • 0.05 m of textual records

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Walter Bertram Herbert was born in August 23, 1901. He attended the University of Alberta graduating with a B. A. and a LL. B. His major contribution to Carleton University was in his role as a charter member in the founding of the University. He has also served as a long-time member of Carleton University's Senate, and for a time as lecturer in Journalism. For his support and the work he has done in the field of public relations, Carleton University conferred upon him the honourary degree Doctorate of Law and Letters, June 1, 1977. In addition to this, Herbert was given awards and honours for his work and outstanding achievements: Officer of the Order of Canada (1968); Doctorate of Laws honoris causa University of Alberta; Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts; Honorary Diploma Canadian Art Council (1958); Canadian Council Medal (1965); the National Medal and the Press Medal from the Canadian Public Relations Society; and, The Silver Acorn Medal from the Boy Scouts of Canada (1977).

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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 student essays, a proposal, a convocation pamphlet, correspondence, reports and legislation for Carleton College and associated units and committees. All records were kept and used by Dr. Herbert in the course of his duties at Carleton.

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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.

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