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Walter Harris fonds

  • CA UOFA UOFA 2012-027
  • Fonds
  • 1915 - 2011

This fonds contains the records of the University of Alberta chemistry professor Dr. Walter Harris. He was instrumental in the modernization of the University’s successful Analytical Chemistry program. Dr Harris was acclaimed for his work in chemistry education, scientific research, and committee service.

The materials date from 1915 to 2011. The records predominately date after Harris began his career at the University of Alberta in 1946. The collection is rich in teaching materials, including a number of lectures written verbatim, an abundance of lecture slides and audio visual recordings of Walter Harris lecturing, as well as a significant amount of Dr. Harris’ research papers and supporting information. The fonds also incorporates materials related to the history of the Chemistry Department at the University of Alberta. In addition, it provides insight into Harris’ book publications with related correspondence, revisions and notes. The fonds is abundant in records relating to Harris’ work as a committee member including meeting minutes, agendas, committee reports, and correspondence.

This fonds contains an array of document types including such textual materials as notes, correspondence, talks, programs, pamphlets, articles, cards, course materials, announcements, books, and personal history information. It also contains yearbooks, plaques, certificates and newspaper clippings, as well as a variety of media types including photographs, slides, negatives, lantern slides, a 16mm film, reel-to-reel audiotapes, a VHS videocassette, a u-matic video tape, and a CD-ROM disk. The fonds geographically pertains predominantly to Canada with some materials created in the United States, and a few materials generated in countries abroad. The materials related to Europe are from international conferences or committee travels taken by Harris.

Harris, Walter Edgar

Robert Macdonald Hardy fonds

  • CA UOFA uofa-1001
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1984

Fonds consists of these series: I Consulting (1927-1984). Records of R.M. Hardy and I.F. Morrison, consulting engineers. Includes investigations into accidents and disasters; dams for hydro power and irrigation; testing materials and machinery. II Memoirs (1982). Interviews by Jean Crozier, on 22 sound tape cassettes. III Personal (1930-1984). Includes education; academic career; research. IV Publications (1940-1974). Includes a collection bound by the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton.

Hardy, Robert Macdonald

Walter Raymond "Ray" Salt fonds

  • CA UOFA uofa-1005
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1967

Fonds consists of these series: I Clippings (1957-1967). Biographical items on R.F. Shaner and William Rowan. II Photographs (1920-1948). University of Alberta buildings and Anatomy Laboratory, by Ray Salt; portfolio with eight views of campus, eight of Edmonton (28 images). III Publication (1957). Memorial to William Rowan. IV Student notebooks (1928-1939). Botany and Zoology laboratory workbooks.

Salt, Walter Raymond "Ray

Donald Burton Scott fonds

  • CA UOFA uofa-1010
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1975

Fonds consists of these series: I Community service (1961- 1971). Relates in part to professional associations. II Publications (1944-1962). III Research (1938-1956). Relates in part to boundary valve problems; nuclear physics; quantum mechanics. IV Skits ([19þ]). V Sound recordings ([19þ]). Electronic music, on two sound discs. VI Talks (1942-1973). þ University administration (1948-1975). Annual reports, staff files and submissions relating in part to the office of the Ombudsman and University committees; departmental structure and history. Includes two photographs of campus groups.

Scott, Donald Burton

Ralph Faust Shaner fonds

  • CA UOFA uofa-1011
  • Fonds
  • 1742-1972

Fonds consists of these series: I Addresses, radio talks (1920- 1966. II Correspondence (1921-1967). Alphabetical files. III Genealogy (1742-1971). Shaner and Faust families, 1742-1971; memoirs, 1965. IV Graphic materials (1920-1963). Includes ink drawings for publications; photographs relating mainly to anatomical studies (88 images). V Human evolution (1925-1970). Includes fossils; race studies. VI Publications (1910-1963). Includes a bound collection, 1921-1963, and notes regarding publications, especially materials on the heart. VII Research (1915-1972). Consists mainly of alphabetical subject files relating to anatomical studies; includes notes.

Shaner, Ralph Faust

Robert McLeod Shaw fonds

  • CA UOFA uofa-1012
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1969

Fonds consists of these series: I Circular (1907). Describes the work of the Provincial Laboratory of Public Health. II Correspondence (1934-1968). Includes A.M. Rankin; W.H. Johns; Clyde Gilmour. III Memoirs (1969). IV Photographs (1925-1948). Provincial Laboratory staff and facilities, including a humorous "official opening" of the Laboratory's new quarters, 1946 (16 images). V Program (1946-1958). Events at the University of Alberta. VI Publications (1932-1936). VII Reports (1930-1938). Public health investigations.

Shaw, Robert McLeod

Mary Smithson Clark Sheppard fonds

  • CA UOFA uofa-1014
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1983

Fonds consists of these series: I Memoirs 1977, 1981 Interviews of Mary Sheppard by James M. Parker, in association with Mary Campbell, R. Sutherland and A. Barrow. Includes Mrs. Sheppard discussing Sidney Martin Blair. II Photographs (1905- 1967). Karl Clark family; Great Canadian Oil Sands plant at Fort McMurray (37 images). III Research interviews (1982-1983). Interviews of Gordon Hodgson, Mary Livingstone and Lillian McLennan.

Sheppard, Mary Smithson (Clark)

Emil Richard Ture Skarin fonds

  • CA UOFA uofa-1015
  • Fonds
  • 1918

Fonds consists of this series: Student notebooks (1918). Includes blueprints; one glass slide; research paper on asphalt paving.

Skarin, Emil Richard Ture

Max Wyman fonds

  • CA UOFA uofa-1037
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1989

Fonds consists of these series: I Appointment Books (1968- 1982). II Biographical (1945-1983). Relates to awards; correspondence; portraits. III Commissions (1972-1987). Relates in part to the Alberta Human Rights Commission; Board of Review of the Operation of the Provincial Courts of Alberta; Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Alberta. IV Correspondence (1964-1988). Personal and University affairs. V Mathematics (1945-1989). Includes correspondence; papers; speeches. VI Memorabilia (1937-1985). Includes certificates; medals; plaques. VII Photographs (1949-1980). Mainly personal affairs and the University of Alberta (ca. 265 images). VIII þ Publications (1959-1981). IX Research (1975-1976). Includes correspondence relating to grants. X Speeches (1964-1981). Includes invitations; typescripts.

Wyman, Max

Faculty of Engineering fonds

  • CA UOFA uofa-228
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1988

Fonds consists of these series: I Buildings and facilities (1936-1965). Includes equipment; liquidaire machine; correspondence and blueprints. II Calgary branch (1950-1958). Dean's correspondence. III Dean's office (1943-1947). Register of letters, 1943-1947. IV Faculty Council (1913-1916, 1964-1969). Further minutes are included in departmental files. V History (1988). Includes G. Ford: The Sons of Martha...1913-1988; research materials; photographs. VI Photographs (1908-1976). Includes W. Muir Edwards, 1910; Deans, 1921-1976. VII Program (1963-1969). Includes proposed Faculty of Environmental Design. VIII Publications (1927-1970). Includes handbook by Leonard Gads. IX Staff (1944). Ratings, by graduands. X Students (1953/54, 1969/70). Includes Engineers' Ball favours; Engineer's Handbook 1969/70.

University of Alberta. Faculty of Engineering

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