Fonds F0168 - Alfred W.R. Carrothers fonds.

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Alfred W.R. Carrothers fonds.


  • 1945-1973, predominant 1960-1973 (Creation)

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1.9 m of textual records. -- 6 photographs : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm and 9 x 12.5 cm

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Alfred William Rooke Carrothers (1924 - 1998) was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on June 1, 1924. He took his undergraduate education at the University of British Columbia, receiving a BA in 1947 and an LLB in 1948. He then attended Harvard Law School and earned an LLM in 1951 and a Doctorate of Juridical Science in 1966. Carrothers joined the Faculty of Law at UBC as a lecturer in 1948 and became a full professor in 1960. In 1964 he became Dean, Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario, and in 1969 was appointed President of The University of Calgary, a position he held until 1974. He was involved in numerous learned societies and public service groups including serving as president of the Association of Canadian Law Teachers (1966-1967) and as chair of the Advisory Committee on the Development of Government in the North West Territories (1965-1966). He and his wife, Jane, had three children. Alfred W. R. Carrothers died on May 4, 1998 in Victoria, British Columbia at the age of 73.

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Fonds consists of Advisory Committee on the Development of Government in the North West Territories records (1964-1973) including terms of reference, final report, briefs and submissions presented to the Committee, financial statements, budgets, minutes, reports, correspondence, photos of Committee members and Northern views (1965), agenda and memos of public meetings held by the Committee, Carrothers' diaries describing his travels to the North and Committee meetings, and post-report discussions and House of Common debates. Includes Carrothers' reference material regarding the Committee and the North, correspondence with his wife, Jane (1965), and a speech.

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