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Collection C0001 - Donovan and Eunice Joan Williams Church Slide collection

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CA ACU CAA C0001

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Donovan and Eunice Joan Williams Church Slide collection

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  • 1990-1995 (Production)

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Étendue matérielle et support

ca. 2100 slides : 35 mm
ca. 0.7 m of textual records

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Donovan Williams was born on November 13th 1926 in South Africa. He attended the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg where he received his Bachelor of Arts (1948), Bachelor of Arts Honours (1952), Master of Arts (1954) and Ph.D (1960). Williams also received a D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1962.

With a Transvaal Teacher’s Diploma (1949) Williams began his teaching career as a teacher of primary and secondary schools, later become a Lecturer in History at University College of Fort Hare (1952-1954). He served as Acting Head of the Department of History at Fort Hare (1955-1957) and later as Professor and Head of the Department (1957-1959). Williams spent a year in Wales as a temporary lecturer in the history of the British Empire at University College of Wales, Aberyswyth, and also as a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (1963-1968), before moving to Canada in 1968.

Williams was appointed to the University of Calgary in 1968 as Associate Professor in the Department of History, becoming full Professor in 1970. He also served as Chair of the Department of History (1976-1981) and as Secretary to General Faculties Council in the President’s Office from 1982-1992. Williams established the African and South Asian programmes in the Department of History, and also the African Studies Minor and the South Asian Studies Minor in the Faculty of General Studies (now area studies).

Williams described himself as “an imperial historian with major interests in Africa and British India, derived from doctorates in both fields.” His research interests included the Home Government and British Administration in India, English and Scottish missionaries in southern Africa, the connections between British India and the Cape Colony at the time of the Mutiny, public opinion in Western Canada during the Anglo-Boer Ware, a re-interpretation of the British abandonment of the Orange River Sovereignty, and Black nationalism in South Africa. Williams was the author of numerous articles and wrote or edited seven books. One of these “The India Office 1858-1866” is a standard reference book.

Together with his wife Eunice, Williams donated his slide collection of Canadian churches (over 2,100 slides) to the Canadian Architectural Archives in 2000. The Williams fonds was donated to the University Archives in 2015 following his death.

Histoire archivistique

Acquired by donation in 2000.

Williams, Donovan ; Williams, Eunice Joan

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The Donovan and Eunice Joan Williams Church Slide collection contains over 2,000 slides of churches from across Canada, compiled in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The majority of the churches date from the late 19th century to 1945, with few being built post-1945.

This collection includes images of Anglican, Presbyterian, United, Catholic, Ecumenical, Lutheran, African Orthodox, Ukrainian Roman Catholic, Wesleyan, Baptist, Greek Orthodox, Unitarian, Mennonite, and Zion denominational churches.

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Further accruals expected.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Includes record nos: 273A/00.05

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ckey

2991100

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CAA-3478

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