Fonds AR054 - W. Gordon Fields fonds

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W. Gordon Fields fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR054

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  • 1929 - 1978 (Creation)
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    Fields, W. Gordon

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91 cm of textual records; 823 photographs

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(1912-1986)

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Gordon Fields attended Victoria College from 1929-30, and 1934-35, and graduated from UBC with a BA in 1938. He received an MA in 1949, and a PhD from Stanford University in California. Fields joined the Victoria College Biology Department in 1941, and served as the Chair from 1951-1971. He was a member of the Victoria College Building Committee (1957-63) and the UVic Campus Planning Committee (1963-67), and involved in the planning and construction of UVic's Elliott Building. He was a noted Invertebrate Zoologist, and was Canada's leading authority on squid. He retired in 1978, and died at the age of 74 on 26 January 1986.

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The fonds consists of historical notes, student notes, PhD research data on squid and sardines (including photographic data), lecture notes by subject, and course notes; and files from: Victoria College Biology Department (1958-67), Victoria College Building Committee (1957-58), Victoria College Faculty Association (1952-63), Victoria College Board (1957-63), and Victoria College Faculty and Staff Association, (1949-55).

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w-gordon-fields-fonds

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2013-02-05. Update 2016-04-28 [MP].

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  • English

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