Fonds 00-004 - P. Douglas McCalla fonds

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P. Douglas McCalla fonds

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00-004

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  • 1960-1998 (Creation)
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    P. Douglas McCalla

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90 cm of textual material

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Professor P. Douglas McCalla was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1942. He was educated at Queen's University, the University of Toronto and Oxford University. He taught at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, beginning in 1968. He later taught at University of Guelph for several years. During his academic career, McCalla was editor of the Ontario Series of the Champlain Society and co-editor of the Canadian Historical Review. He is the author of numerous articles and book reviews, and his books include: The Upper Canada Trade, 1834-1872, and Planting the Province: The Economic History of Upper Canada, 1784-1870. McCalla's academic awards include the Rhodes scholarship, Woodrow Wilson scholarship, Floyd S. Chalmers Award in Ontario History, the J.J. Talman Award and a Killam Fellowship.

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This fonds was in the custody of Lois McCalla and, subsequently, Douglas McCalla before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

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This fonds consists of correspondence of family members with Professor Douglas McCalla and his wife Anna (Skorski) McCalla. Letters predominate from 1960 when Doug went away to university but there are a few items written to grandparents in earlier, undated years. Other materials relate to Douglas McCalla's career as a university professor, editor and author.

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Fonds acquired from P. Douglas McCalla.

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Fonds is closed until 10 years after the deaths of both Professor and Mrs. P. Douglas McCalla.

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The P. Douglas McCalla fonds represents a record of a scholar's progress through university to a career as university professor, author and editor. The Archives acknowledges with gratitude the diligence with which Lois McCalla maintained this comprehensive collection of correspondence between the members of her family. This fonds is in many ways a memorial to her sense of the historical significance of such a complete record.

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