Fonds MS-2-319, SF Box 37, Folder 7-8 - George F. Curtis fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

George F. Curtis fonds

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

MS-2-319, SF Box 37, Folder 7-8

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1936-1945 (Creation)
    Creator
    Curtis, George F., OC, OBC, QC, 1906-2005

Physical description area

Physical description

1 cm of textual records (2 folders)

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Biographical history

George F. Curtis was born in 1906 in Stogumber, England. He came to Canada in 1913 and was educated at Moose Jaw Collegiate and the University of Saskatchewan, where he graduated with a law degree in 1927. He studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning his BA in Jurisprudence (1930) and his BCL (1931).

Curtis practiced law in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and taught at Dalhousie University until 1945, when he was appointed the founding Dean of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. He served in this capacity until 1971 and was later named Dean Emeritus. He died in 2005.

Custodial history

Records were accessioned in 1978. Custodial history unknown.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of a typescript of law lectures given by George F. Curtis at Dalhousie University in January 1939. Fonds also contains correspondence pertaining to meetings held in 1945 in the Maritimes and British Columbia to discuss the establishment of a world court for permanent peace.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.

Finding aids

Associated materials

Ronald St. John Macdonald fonds (MS-2-615) contains materials pertaining to various United Nations committees from the 1950s-1990s including the International Court of Justice, General Assembly, Security Council, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Other holdings containing papers regarding peace movements include Kell Antoft fonds (MS-2-743), papers of Veterans Against Nuclear Arms and Defence Research Education Centre and the Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors fonds (MS-10-7), documentation on support for Vietnam War resisters who can to Nova Scotia.

Related materials

Accruals

Further accruals are not expected.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Rules for Archival Description

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2007

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related people and organizations

Related places

Physical Location

  • Box: MS-2-319, SF Box 37