Fonds MG 28 - J.S.M. Allely fonds

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J.S.M. Allely fonds

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MG 28

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  • 1902-1978 (inclusive) ; 1952-1965 (predominant) (Creation)

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0.73 m of textual records

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Born in Norland, Ontario in 1904, John Stuart Mill Allely studied Economics at Queen's University, earning a BA in 1929 and an MA in 1930. He did further postgraduate study at Harvard University, receiving an AM degree in 1932. He married Phyllis Parkin in September 1934. Prior to his appointment at the University of Saskatchewan in 1939, he taught at a number of institutions including McMaster University, the Universities of British Columbia, Manitoba, and Alberta, and the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He was on the staff of the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations (Rowell-Sirois Commission) in 1937 and 1938. Allely took a leave of absence to serve in the Canadian Army in World War Two. He served in Ottawa in the Adjutant General’s Branch and the General Staff. He held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Army and was seconded to the British Army to serve as the Senior Finance Officer of the Control Commission for Germany (British Element) from 1944 to 1946. Allely returned to the University of Saskatchewan in 1947. Following the Second World War, he served as Officer Commanding of the Saskatchewan Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps from 1947 to 1957. Professor Allely retired from the University in 1972 and died in Saskatoon on March 23, 1986.

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This fonds consists of material reflecting Professor Allely's interest in and work with the Canadian Armed Forces, including mobilization planning at the University, the Joint Services University Training Committee, the Canadian Officers Training Corps, and lectures on military history. The fonds also includes personal correspondence and publications.

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This fonds has been arranged into five series: Personal, Academic, World War Two Memorabilia, Publications, and Sheet Music.

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Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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