Fonds uofa-991 - Leonard Eustace Gads fonds

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Leonard Eustace Gads fonds

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CA UOFA uofa-991

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  • 1504-1974 (Creation)
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    Gads, Leonard Eustace

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7.74 m of textual records and other material

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Civil engineer, Administrator, 1907-1974. Leonard Gads was born in Russia in 1907; in 1926 he emigrated to Canada via Manchuria, China and Japan. He received his BSc in civil engineering from the University of Alberta in 1939 and joined the University staff that year. From 1942 to 1945 he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and as interpreter for the British governors on the Control Commission for Germany, returning to the University in 1946 as an assistant professor. He was named full professor in 1956 and acted as Associate Dean of Engineering from 1959 until his retirement in 1971. He was appointed Professor Emeritus in 1972. Dr. Gads made several return visits to the Soviet Union after his retirement.

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Fonds consists of these series: I Family records (1504-1974). Includes Dorothy (Pallot) Gads and her family; socialist and Social Credit publications; typescripts of two short stories by W.O. Mitchell; Gads family in Russia, 1905-1926; Pallot family charters, Island of Jersey, 1504-1899. II Maps and plans (1936-1964). Relate to campus, Faculty of Engineering buildings, student housing (14 items). III Memorabilia (1905-1972). Includes postcards; posters; newspapers; clippings. IV Military records (1942-1959). Royal Canadian Air Force; Canadian Officers' Training Corps; United Nations Control Commission for Germany. V Personal records (1935- [1970]). Relate to University career from student to professor; Engineering Students' Society; subject files. Includes personal correspondence; interviews (sound tape recordings). VI Photographs (1905-1972). Includes Gads family in pre-Revolution and post-1970 Russia; Pallot family in Jersey; Canada; University of Alberta; Germany; Berlin (4481 images). VII Publications (1952-1973). Includes a contribution to the Engineers' Handbook, 1969/70.

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See also: Faculty of Engineering

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