Fonds 1400 - Francis Norman Hughes fonds

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UTA 1400


Francis Norman Hughes fonds


  • 1928-1993 (Creation)

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1.83 m of textual and graphic records (12 boxes)

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Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto.

Norman Hughes earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy (PhmB) degree from the University of Toronto in 1929, a second Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from Purdue University in 1940, and a Master’s degree in physiology from the University of Toronto in 1944.

In 1938 Norman Hughes joined the teaching faculty of the Ontario College of Pharmacists, the body that provided pharmacy undergraduate education in Ontario until 1953. He served as assistant dean of the Ontario College of Pharmacists School from 1948 to 1950 and as dean of the School in 1952. He was instrumental in moving the BScPhm program from the College to the University of Toronto in 1953, at which time the Faculty of Pharmacy was created. He was the Faculty’s first dean and served in this position until his retirement in 1973

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Fonds consists of two accessions of records documenting the career of Francis Norman Hughes as Professor and Dean of the Ontario College of Pharmacists and the Faculty of Pharmacy.

B1987-0010: Lecture, thesis, and course notes relating to the Ontario College of Pharmacists, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Ontario College of Pharmacy University Extension Course, notes and minutes on the President's Committee on Household Science, addresses, articles, minutes of the Canadian Medical Association Committee on Pharmacy, World Health Organization lists and pamphlets, minutes, correspondence, reviews and publications relating to the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals. (8 boxes, 1928-1980)

B1994-0028: Correspondence, addresses, a report authored by Hughes regarding pharmaceutical education in Newfoundland and copies of a column he wrote regarding student life at the Ontario College of Pharmacist in "Drug Merchandising" (1928). Also includes several scrap books containing correspondence, awards, photographs, press clippings, programs and other memorabilia documenting Dr. Hughes' achievements. (4 boxes, 1929-1993)

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