Accession - UAA-2021-001

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  • Graphic material

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Physical description

Accession includes 1.07 meters (394) graduating class composites. Physical dimensions of the items range from 9.75" x 8.00" to 60.0" x 44.50".

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Administrative history

Engineering has been offered at the University of Alberta since it opened in 1908, but it did not have its own department until 1913, when the Department of Applied Science was created in the Faculty of Arts and Science. The department was renamed the Faculty of Engineering in 1948. The faculty is comprised of the departments of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering. The faculty administers undergraduate and graduate programs leading to BSc, MEng, MSc and PhD degrees in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical, mineral, and petroleum engineering, and engineering physics. In addition, it administers a cooperative program, which alternates coursework with periods of paid, discipline-related work experience with cooperating companies.

Professors: 1908-1918 William Muir Edwards; 1919-1921 Robert William Boyle.

Deans: 1921-1929 Robert William Boyle; 1929- 1946 Robert Starr Leigh Wilson; 1946-1959 Robert Macdonald Hardy; 1959-1963 George Wheeler Govier; 1963-1971 Robert Macdonald Hardy; 1971-1976 George Ford; 1976-1984 Peter Frederick Gordon Adams; 1984-1985 George Ford; 1985- Frederick Douglas Otto.

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The accession comprises 394 Faculty of Engineering graduating class composites and related association images including the mining and geology society.

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The accession has been created and maintained by the Faculty of Engineering until transferred to the custody of the University Archives via the Office of the Dean of Engineering. The class composites were created by the faculty as part of the graduation protocol of the faculty. The composites resided in the halls of various Engineering buildings over time. The accession was acquired directly from the Faculty of Engineering March 09 2021.


The composites physically arranged by academic program and compiled chronologically. Each item is arranged by program and described chronologically by year.

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  • English

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A comprehensive finding aid has been developed comprising each composite, its program information, year, physical dimensions and physical location prior to transfer to the UAA.

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No further accruals are expected.

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The Faculty of Engineering has digitised the composites prior to their transfer to the UAA.

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J. Franks 18 August 2021

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