Fonds 1079 - Alexander Brady fonds

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UTA 1079


Alexander Brady fonds


  • ca. 1884-1985 (Creation)

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31.28 m of textual, graphic, and cartographic records (267 boxes)

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Professor of political science in the Department of Political Economy, 1924-1963. Born in Ireland. Was on faculty at the University of Toronto from 1924-1963. BA 1919, MA (Oxon.), PhD 1926. He was considered Canada's foremost political scientist. Died 7 November, 1985, in Toronto.

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Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1986-0018: Personal records of Alexander Brady, consisting of addresses, correspondence and diaries; course and lecture and research notes; administrative files (Department of Political Economy) and subject files; maps, monographs, and photographs, relating primarily to the application of political theory to the evolution of the British and Commonwealth political systems. (253 boxes, ca. 1884-1985)

B1988-0008: Correspondence, notes, pamphlets, press clippings, reports, lecture notes, addresses and manuscripts documenting Alexander Brady's interest in Canadian economic, industrial and constitutional development, modern political thought, and Commonwealth relations. (14 boxes, 1911-1979)

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-Original box lists by Harold Averill
-Added to AtoM by Karen Suurtamm, September 2015




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