Fonds Fonds 27 - Department of Classics fonds

UAA-1973-064 UAA-1969-005 UAA-1971-144

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Department of Classics fonds

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  • 1908 - 1988 (Creation)

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0.13 m of textual records

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William Hardy Alexander was a professor at the University of Alberta. Alexander relied the suggestion of the colours for the U of A at a senate meeting on October 8, 1908, which would later gain approval. The colours were suggested by his wife, Marion Kirby Alexander.
Alexander is also credited for writing the words to the U of A song, Evergreen and Gold.

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The Department of Classics was formally established in 1926, but the study of Classics at the University actually began in 1908 with Dr. Tory's appointment of William Alexander Hardy as Professor of Classics. Courses in Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, technology, myth, and religion are offered by the Department. Of particular note is the summer program in practical archaeology held at various sites in Italy. Heads: 1908-1937 William Hardy Alexander; 1937-1964 William George Hardy; 1964-1969 Robert J. Buck. Chairs: 1969-1972 Robert J. Buck; 1972-1975 Margery W. Mackenzie; 1975-1983 Richard Smith; 1983-1988 John R. Wilson; 1988- Duncan Fishwick.

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Created by MMCFARLANE 12-21-2007. Updated by MMCFARLANE 3-13-2008. Updated by M.Fraser on 1 April 2020.

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