Fonds MS-2-649 - Arnold J. Tingley fonds

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Arnold J. Tingley fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1990 - [199-] (Creation)

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3.5 cm of textual records

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(1920 - 1999)

Biographical history

Arnold J. Tingley was a mathematician and was instrumental in the growth of Dalhousie University's Mathematics Department and the establishment of its PhD program. Born in New Brunswick in 1920, he studied at Mount Allison University and the University of Minnesota before joining Dalhousie's mathematics faculty in 1953, becoming department chair in 1966. He also served as University Registrar from 1973-1985, Secretary of Senate, Secretary of the Board of Governors and Assistant to the President, before retiring in 1986 and being appointed Professor Emeritus in 1988. He helped to establish Dalhousie's Transition Year Program, was a founding member of Halifax Grammar School, and worked for a number of years on the curriculum committee of the Nova Scotia Department of Education. He died in 1999.

Custodial history

Records were donated to Dalhousie University Archives by Professor Arnold Tingley in four accessions: (18-93) on May 14, 1993; (81-97) on December 23, 1997; (15-98) on April 8, 1998, and (50-98) on July 6, 1998.

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Fonds consists of two books and a manuscript written by Arnold J. Tingley during his tenure as a professor in the Department of Mathematics and as Dalhousie University Registrar.

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  • English

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Materials are partially open for research. One file has access restrictions and is closed until 2048. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Arnold J. Tingley fonds, MS-2-649, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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