Series - Biographical

University of Alberta's Analytical Chemists WE Harris Portrait Walter Harris and Harry Habgood Walter Harris Portrait President's Advisory Committee on Campus Review Technical Advisory Committee Group Photograph Symposium in Honour of W.E. Harris: Analytical Chemistry Harris Accepting Award from Cantwell Chemical Institute of Canada Conference 1988 Symposium on Analytical Chemistry Group Photograph Midwestern Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference Alberta Centennial Medal Certificate Harris being awarded the Honorary Fellow Plaque Honorary Fellow of The Chemical Institute of Canada Certificate of Appreciation Planned Parenthood Edmonton Fifty Years of Membership in the Chemical Institute of Canada Fifty Years of Membership in the American Chemical Society The Royal Society of Canada Fellow WE Harris Portrait Harris being awarded the Government of Alberta's Achievement Award by Premier Loughheed Government of Alberta's Achievement Award Fisher Scientific Lecture Award of The Chemical Institute of Canada University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award Harris shaking hands with Chancellor J Wadsworth Harris Signing Register Harris accepting Honorary Degree Harris in Academic Gown President Myer Horowitz Presenting Bookends to Walter Harris Harris Accepting the Alumni Honour Award University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science Harris with Family and Friends Harris with Family and Friends Harris and Gareau at the Medical Research Council of Canada Reception Medical Research Council of Canada Reception Medical Research Council of Canada Reception Investiture of the Order of Canada Order of Canada Member Letter from Prime Minister Jean Chretien Letter from William B Carpenter Letter from Ron Kratochvil Harris Accepting Retirement Gift Letter from Caurino C Bombardieri Letter from Misae Masuda Letter from Prime Minister Paul Martin University of Alberta B.Sc. Diploma Telegraph from Harris Family Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Society of the Sigma Xi Member Certified Instructor Gas and Bomb Defense Certificate of Fitness Harris in Trail, British Columbia Nashville School Picture Letter from IM Kolthoff

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The records in this series present an overview of the life of Walter Edgar Harris. They contain highlights of his career and important contributions to the scientific community. The materials are arranged by subject with some of the media separated from their respective subjects. This series focuses on his time spent as a student, professor, scholar and committee member. A significant portion of the material includes recognition of his academic achievements in the form of awards, celebratory letters, and opening statements. There are also feature articles with brief summaries of Harris’s academic life, personal biographical writings and two of his yearbooks from university. The documents are primarily textual with a few photographs and a large number of 35mm slides. Other document types include examination questions and notes for various courses Harris had taken as a student, essays, lists of expenses, diplomas, birthday cards, newspaper clippings, biographical notes and correspondence regarding awards. These records were created between 1929 and 2011 with one slide from Harris’ public school from 1919. Harris collected and compiled the materials, complete with a personal history and extensive notes. Harris’s personal accounts include reflections on his early life, graduate school, career, committees and late life interest in the game of bridge. It also includes his personal thoughts on marriage, science, religion, his brother Raymond, uranium, and energy, among other subjects.

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