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

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George F. Curtis fonds

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

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

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1 cm of textual records (2 folders)

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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.

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Records were accessioned in 1978. Custodial history unknown.

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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.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. 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.

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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.

The Kell Antoft fonds (MS-2-743) includes papers of Veterans Against Nuclear Arms and Defense Research Education Centre.

The Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors fonds (MS-10-7) provides documentation on support for Vietnam War resisters who came to Nova Scotia.

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