Fonds 2111 - Walter Theodore Brown fonds

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Walter Theodore Brown fonds

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CA ON00357 2111

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  • [1903?]-1954 (Creation)

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48 cm of textual records
3 photographs

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(1883-1954)

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Walter Theodore Brown graduated from Victoria College in 1908 (M.A.) and received a Ph.D degree from Harvard University in 1912. From 1913 to 1928, he taught in Ethics at Victoria College, before serving as head of the Department of Religion at Yale University, 1928-1932. He returned to Victoria to assume the role as Principal in1932, and then in 1933 he assumed the duties of President during 1933-1934 and 1939-1940, when E. W. Wallace was on leave for health reasons. In 1941 Brown was formally appointed President, but continued to act also as Principal of Victoria College until 1944. From 1941 to 1949 he served as President of Victoria University, but was forced to retire due to poor health. He died in 1954.

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Fonds consists of the following series: correspondence, 1912-1949; addresses, articles and other records, [1903?]-1945; personal material, 1912-1954.

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Records in accession 1987.092V were a gift of Brown's son Howard M. Brown

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Photographs are described in the photograph database: http://archival-photos.vicu.utoronto.ca/

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See also Principal's Office Fonds (Fonds 2063 - series 1, subseries 1 - Correspondence files of Principal Brown); President's Office Fonds (Fonds 2021 - series 1, subseries 4 - General correspondence of Walter T Brown and subseries 5 - General correspondence of Walter T Brown and Harold Bennett)

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Administrators / Faculty personal papers

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Added by MO: June 2, 2016
Updated by: JT Jan 18 2019

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