Fonds 1223 - Ian Macdonald Drummond fonds

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UTA 1223


Ian Macdonald Drummond fonds


  • 1924-1992 (predominant 1960-1992) (Creation)

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6.08 m of textual and graphic records and sound recordings (42 boxes)

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Ian Macdonald Drummond (1933-1994) was born in Vancouver and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and slavonic studies from the University of British Columbia in 1954. He attended the University of Toronto where he received his Master of Arts degree in economics in 1955, and studied at the London School of Economics on an I.O.D.E. Overseas Fellowship during 1957-1958. In 1959 he received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. The following year he was appointed to the Department of Political Economy as lecturer. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1966 and Professor in 1972. In subsequent years, he served in a number of administrative capacities, namely, Chair of the Department of Political Economy from 1977 to 1979 and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science from 1982 to 1987. For many years, he was an active member of the Trinity College community, serving as a residence don and faculty member.

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Fonds consists of 4 accessions of records documenting Professor Drummond's academic career, from his years as a doctoral student at Yale to his final years as professor of economics at the University of Toronto. Personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts of both published and unpublished works including books, articles, papers and presentations, research materials and teaching materials document his contribution to the study of economic history relating to Canada and other commonwealth countries as well as Europe. Also includes some records relating to his administrative activities at the University of Toronto, which will be found in Series 5, 15, 16 and in correspondence contained in Series 2 and 3 of accessions B1995-0013 & B1996-0026.

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