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J. Gordon Duff fonds
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1844 -2010, predominant 1961-1990 (Creation)
- Duff, J. Gordon
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409 cm of textual records and graphic material
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J. Gordon Duff was a professor emeritus and the first Director of Dalhousie's College of Pharmacy. Born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan, on 3 April 1930, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BSP in 1953 and an MSc in 1955. In 1958, he received a PhD from the University of Florida. He came to Dalhousie in 1961 as the director of the College of Pharmacy, a position he maintained for eleven years. During his tenure, he played a major role in developing the college's undergraduate program and implementing a research program, MSc, continuing education and clinical pharmacy programs. He retired in 1990 after 29 years of teaching and having earned wide regard across Canada, having served as chair of the Canadian Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties and president of both the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy and the Canadian Academy of the History of Pharmacy. Duff preserved many historical items related to pharmacy and was the primary force behind the establishment of the historical pharmacy at Sherbrooke Village museum, as well as collecting and displaying the archives of the College of Pharmacy. He died in 2014.
Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by J. Gordon Duff in 1995 and 1996.
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Fonds consists of J. Gordon Duff's professional records, including correspondence, pharmacy history and research materials, photographs, and records of the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University Faculty of Health, and various pharmacy associations.
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Records are arranged thematically in series and alphabetically where possible.
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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. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
See Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professionals fonds (UA-16) for similar types of records.
Further accruals are possible, but not expected.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], J. Gordon Duff fonds, MS-13-82, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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