Series 5

(Case 50) Graduate Students. -- 1943-1959. -- 12.7 cm (1 case).

Graduate studies have been a part of the University of New Brunswick since the establishment of Kings College in 1829, with the first Master of Arts degree being conferred in 1830. Between 1870 and 1913, the PhD degree was offered, but it was not until 1941 that graduate studies began to develop in any systematic way, and in 1951, the practice of offering the doctorate degree resumed.

Until 1950, graduate work was administered by a Faculty Committee on Graduate Studies. In 1950, Dr. F.J. Toole was appointed the first Dean of Graduate Studies. Initially, his responsibility extended only to graduate work in the Arts and Sciences, with graduate work in Engineering and Forestry being administered separately by these departments. During the early nineteen sixties, the School of Graduate Studies was reorganized to administer graduate work in all faculties. The School of Graduate Studies is administered by a Dean and an Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in cooperation with an Executive Committee and subcommittees, elected representatives from each Faculty and from the Graduate Students Association. At the departmental level, each department appoints a Director of Graduate Studies.

The bulk of the series comprises handwritten and typescript correspondence between Dr. Bailey and various graduate students, particularly from the Department of History, and letters of recommendation written by Dr. Bailey. Correspondents or persons mentioned in the letters include Murray Young, Fred Cogswell, William Young Smith, Robert Rogers, and Eleanor Wylie. The series also consists of correspondence, university transcripts, memoranda, telegrams, examination timetables, notices of meetings of the Committee on Graduate Studies, statistics, and theses and dissertation abstracts.

The series title is supplied based on the file contents.

Series 5 File Titles

Case 50 File 1      Bronfman Fellowships - Candidates for. --
                    1943-1947; predominant 1947
Case 50 File 2      Recommendations by A.G. Bailey for Students
                    Applying for school, etc. -- 1947-1950.
Case 50 File 3      Graduate students 1958. -- 1958-1959.
Case 50 File 4      Graduate students in History. -- 1949-1957.


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