Fonds - Thomas H.B. Symons fonds. Additions

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Thomas H.B. Symons fonds. Additions

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  • 1949-2015 (Creation)
    Symons, T.H.B (Thomas Henry Bull), 1929-

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48 m of textual records; -- ca. 50 photographs

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Thomas H.B. Symons (1929- ) is an academic and the founding president of Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. He was born at Toronto, the son of Harry Lutz Symons and Dorothy Sarah Bull. He was educated at Upper Canada College, University of Toronto (B.A. 1951), and Oxford University (B.A. 1953, M.A. 1957). He married Christine Ryerson in 1963. Professor Symons has held many posts as an educator over the years, including Assistant Dean of Men, Trinity College and Instructor of History, University of Toronto, 1953-55; and Dean, Devonshire House, University of Toronto, 1955-63. He was founding President and Vice-Chancellor of Trent University, 1961-72. Symons has held many presidencies, chairmanships and memberships in various organizations, mainly dealing with the topics of higher education, Canadian studies, native rights and human rights. From 1971 to 1973, Symons was the President of the Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples. He is the author of several reports and articles and has contributed chapters to many books. Professor Symons is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and has been awarded the Order of Canada.

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Fonds consists of personal and business correspondence, notes, reports, minutes, invitations, and other documents pertaining to the life and career of Thomas H.B. Symons.

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