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J.F. Leddy fonds
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1904-1971 (inclusive) ; 1949-1964 (predominant) (Creation)
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3.05 m of textual records
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John Francis Leddy was born 16 April 1911 in Ottawa, but was raised and educated in Saskatoon. He received both a BA (1930) and MA (1931) from the University of Saskatchewan. Leddy took up postgraduate work at the University of Chicago in 1932 and went to Oxford as the Saskatchewan Rhodes Scholar; he earned a B.Litt. (1935) and a D.Phil. (1938). In 1936 he joined the U of S Classics Department as an Instructor; by 1946 he was Professor and Head of the Department. Leddy held several administrative positions, many of them concurrently; he served as: member of the University Senate (1945-1964); Director of Summer School (1942-1949); Dean of Arts and Sciences (1949-1964); and Vice-President (Academic) (1961-1964). In 1964 Leddy was appointed President of the University of Windsor. Throughout his career, Leddy served on a variety of national and international organizations, and his contributions in the field of education have been widely recognized: he received honourary degrees from ten Canadian Universities and one from the Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1972. Leddy also holds several honours for his work as a layman in the Catholic church.
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This fonds contains administrative material from the Department of Classics and the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as several addresses given by Leddy. Additionally, it contains material relating to Leddy's involvement in various organizations, including the Humanities Research Council, Canada Council, Commonwealth Education Conference, World University Service, Canadian University Service Overseas, UNESCO, and Rhodes Scholarships.
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This fonds is arranged into the following series:
I. Department of Classics, University of Saskatchewan.
II. Dean of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan.
III. Humanities Research Council
IV. Humanities Association of Canada
V. Committee for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Saskatchewan)
VI. Canada Council
VII. Commonwealth Education Conference, 1958.
VIII. Third Commonwealth Education Conference, 1964
IX. World University Service of Canada
X. Canadian University Service Overseas
XI. Canadian National Commission for UNESCO
XII. National Centennial Administration
XIII. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
XIV. Rhodes Scholarships.
XV. Overseas Institute of Canada
XVI. International Studies Committee
XVII. Canadian Conference on the Family
XVIII. Canadian Catholic Historical Association.
XIX. Canadian Institute of Communications
XXI. Newspaper Clippings
XXII. Addresses delivered by Dean Leddy
XXIII. Miscellaneous writings
XXIV. National Conference of Canadian Universities and Colleges
XXV. Miscellaneous Printed Material
XXVI. University Souvenirs.
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