Collection MS-2-185 - Norman Archibald MacRae MacKenzie papers

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Norman Archibald MacRae MacKenzie papers

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1 cm of textual records
11 photographs : colour ; 3 x 5 in
1 photograph : b&w ; 4 x 6 in

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Biographical history

Norman MacKenzie, better known as Larry, was born in 1894 in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. He was educated at Pictou Academy before moving to Saskatchewan at the age of fifteen to farm with his brothers. In 1913 he entered Dalhousie, where he studied for one year before enlisting in the army. From 1914-1918 he served overseas, returning to Dalhousie to graduate with his BA in 1921 and his LLB in 1923. He received his LLM from Harvard University, where he also won a Carnegie fellowship to study international law at Cambridge.

Following two years as legal advisor to the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1927 MacKenzie took up a professorial appointment at University of Toronto, where he taught for thirteen years. In 1940 he became president of the University of New Brunswick, and from 1944-1960 he served as president of the University of British Columbia. He was appointed to the Senate from 1966-1969. MacKenzie and his wife, Margaret Thomas (1903–1987), had three children: Bridget, Susan, and Patrick Thomas. He died in 1986.

Custodial history

Custodial history unknown. The CBC radio transcript was donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in accession (94-72) in November 1972; the remainder of the records were found during routine collections maintenance in 2016.

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Collection consists of a typed transcript of a CBC Radio Broadcast titled "Voice of the Pioneer: Norman Archibald MacRae MacKenzie" and the contents of a scrapbook about a bust of MacKenzie at the University of British Columbia.

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Materials in MS-2-185, SF Box 27, Folder 48 and MS-2-185, PB Box 16, Folders 77-87 were previously housed in a blue scrapbook. The scrapbook was dismantled and discarded during archival processing.

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  • English

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Accession record indicates existence of tape recording; location uknown.

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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.

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University of British Columbia, Norman A.M. Mackenzie fonds.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Norman Archibald MacRae MacKenzie papers, MS-2-185, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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