File B1974-0023 - Surerus, John Alvin (oral history)

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Surerus, John Alvin (oral history)


  • 31 May 1973 (Creation)

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2 sound tape reels (105 mins.)

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John Alvin Surerus (1894–1976) was educated at Victoria College, University of Toronto earning a degree in 1915 and the University of Chicago. He taught in the German Department at Victoria College from 1925 to 1962, serving as head of the department from 1932 to 1962.

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Oral history interview with John Surerus done as part of the Library Oral History Project by Humphrey N. Milnes. Commences with an account of his primary and secondary education. Focusses on his career at Victoria College and subsequently with the Dept. of German; the effects of both World Wars on the Department and the University. Discusses his associates on the faculty and staff of the University as well as various aspects of the administrative history of the University and Appleby College.

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Oral history has been digitized. Contact Archives to download mp3 files.

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