Inventory of the
Murray George Ross fonds

Inventory #F0398

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0398
Title:Murray George Ross fonds
Extent:7.0 m of textual records
ca. 20 cm of photographs : col. and b&w ; 36 x 28 cm or smaller
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Murray George Ross (1910-2000), educator and author, was born in Canada and educated there and in the United States, receiving the Ed.D from Columbia University (1949). He returned to Canada to teach in the School of Social Work, University of Toronto and he served as vice president of that school from 1957-1960. In the latter year he was named president of York University, remaining in that position until 1970 when he became a professor of social science and president emeritus. Ross is the author of several works dealing with community organizations and higher education including, 'Community organization: theory and principles,' (1955), 'Canadian corporate directors on the firing line, '(1980), 'The new university,' (1960), 'The university: the anatomy of academe,' (1976), and a memoir, 'The way must be tried: memoir of a university man,' (1992). Ross has also served on the board of directors of several charitable and corporate bodies and has been awarded several honorary degrees from Canadian universities. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada (1979), and of the Order of Ontario (1988), and was awarded the 125th Anniversary of Confederation of Canada Medal (1992).
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of personal records of Murray Ross as well as records pertaining to his career as a scholar and professor. It also includes records pertaining to his involvement into various charitable and corporate boards and bodies.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:

Manuscripts and typescripts
Teaching materials
Personal papers
Printed materials
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000398.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1970-001, 1988-016, 1989-007, 1991-016, 1992-030, 1993-003, 1993-019. Further accruals are expected.
Related Records: See York University. Office of the President fonds (F0073), for related material; in particular, Accession 1975-022, Series V (Murray G. Ross (President): Personal and Private Correspondence, Papers, and Books, 1953-1961).
Other Notes: Accession 1993-019 is comprised of several accessions which had no previous arrangement, these include: 1970-001, 1988-016, 1989-007, 1991-016, 1992-030, 1993-003, and 1993-019. The records were arranged in the series previously stated.
Provenance Access Points:Ross, Murray G., 1910-2000

Date of creation: 2002/04/08
Date of last revision: 2003/05/06
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