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Walter Edgar Harris fonds
UAA Fonds 0296 · Fonds · 1915 - 2011

This fonds contains the records of the University of Alberta chemistry professor Dr. Walter Harris. He was instrumental in the modernization of the University’s successful Analytical Chemistry program. Dr Harris was acclaimed for his work in chemistry education, scientific research, and committee service.

The materials date from 1915 to 2011. The records predominately date after Harris began his career at the University of Alberta in 1946. The collection is rich in teaching materials, including a number of lectures written verbatim, an abundance of lecture slides and audio visual recordings of Walter Harris lecturing, as well as a significant amount of Dr. Harris’ research papers and supporting information. The fonds also incorporates materials related to the history of the Chemistry Department at the University of Alberta. In addition, it provides insight into Harris’ book publications with related correspondence, revisions and notes. The fonds is abundant in records relating to Harris’ work as a committee member including meeting minutes, agendas, committee reports, and correspondence.

This fonds contains an array of document types including such textual materials as notes, correspondence, talks, programs, pamphlets, articles, cards, course materials, announcements, books, and personal history information. It also contains yearbooks, plaques, certificates and newspaper clippings, as well as a variety of media types including photographs, slides, negatives, lantern slides, a 16mm film, reel-to-reel audiotapes, a VHS videocassette, a u-matic video tape, and a CD-ROM disk. The fonds geographically pertains predominantly to Canada with some materials created in the United States, and a few materials generated in countries abroad. The materials related to Europe are from international conferences or committee travels taken by Harris.

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Item · 1996
Part of Walter Edgar Harris fonds

Image of the University of Alberta's analytical chemists. Photograph taken for University of Alberta New Trail article "Chain reaction: One man's longtime dedication to the study of analytical chemistry continues to reap awards", regarding the three men from the same faculty each receiving major international scientific awards within seven days. These three men: Harrison, Dovichi and Horlick, all gave credit to Harris' work in Analytical Chemistry education.

Item · 1988
Part of Walter Edgar Harris fonds

Image of Ewing Galen, Walter and Phyllis Harris taken during the "Symposium in Honour of W.E. Harris [50 years of service to analytical chemistry] : Analytical Chemistry- its Role in Socio-Economic Development" that was organized by National Water Quality Laboratory and Research Applications Branch of National Water Research, Burlington, Ontario as well as Water Resources Branch and Ontario Ministry of Environment Toronto, Ontario. It was the third chemical congress of North America combining the meeting of the American Chemical Society, Canadian Chemical Conference and Sociedad Quimica de Mexico held June 5-10, 1988.

Item · 1973
Part of Walter Edgar Harris fonds

The outstanding achievement award is given to former graduates of the University of Minnesota who have attained distinction in their area of study and demonstrated outstanding leadership. It was earned by Harris for his influential work in teaching analytical chemistry and research work in hot-atom chemistry, chromatography and polarography. This certificate was awarded at the 36th Annual meeting of the Institute of Technology Alumni Association on November 2, 1973.

Item · 1998
Part of Walter Edgar Harris fonds

Harris wearing his Order of Canada medal surrounded by family and friends on November 7, 1988. The "family show and tell" celebration was organized by Harris' daughter Margaret in honour of him becoming a member of the Order of Canada.

Item · 1997
Part of Walter Edgar Harris fonds

Slides for the public lecture "Low Dose Risk Assessment" by Harris and sponsored by the University of Alberta chapter Society of the Sigma XI. The lecture was held on September 24, 1997. See accession no. 2012-27-179.1 for corresponding lecture notes and accession no. 2012-27-235.1 for a poster that advertised the public talk.

TAC at Steep Rock Mine
Item · 1984
Part of Walter Edgar Harris fonds

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on a field trip to Steep Rock Mine in Atikokan, September 1984. TAC went as part of their efforts to research the Canadian Shield. During WWII, the lake at this site had been drained and iron ore was recovered. It had since been refilling with water. Harris' job was to complete a risk assessment of the area. Slide found in the container labeled Nuclear Waste.

Detroit Convention
Item · 1962
Part of Walter Edgar Harris fonds

Detroit Convention with: Kolthoff, Laitenen, M Bushey, O'Brein, Thomson, Luyive[?], Stenfers, Harris possibly on the far right with his hand on his chin, Fall 1962.

Item · 1961
Part of Walter Edgar Harris fonds

Harris and friends standing in front of a lake in the Rockies. Image found inside card from Audrey and Willard F Allen. Willard Allen was a friend and fellow chemistry teacher at the University of Alberta.

Staff Office Laboratory
Item · [1961]
Part of Walter Edgar Harris fonds

Staff office laboratory in the Physical Science Center, with a Fisher zone refiner in the center of the image. Each staff room was accompanied by a private laboratory.

Machine Shop
Item · [1961]
Part of Walter Edgar Harris fonds

Three Machinists operating tools in the machine shop. The shop was complete with wood and metal-working equipment to create materials for research and undergraduate laboratories. Included in the photograph is a lathes, jig saw, sheet metal bender, grinder, two drill presses, and a welding area. The machine shop was located in the basement of the physics-mathematics wing.

UAA-2012-027
UAA-2012-027 · Accession · 1940-2012
Part of Walter Edgar Harris fonds

Materials relating to the personal and professional life of Walter E. Harris, noteworthy Canadian chemist and recipient of the Order of Canada. Including original transcripts in various states, research materials, teaching materials board and conference materials, reports, correspondence, maps, monographs/publications awards/ certificates and diplomas.

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UAA-2002-033
UAA-2002-033 · Accession · 1956-2000
Part of Byron Kratchovil fonds

Personal papers include correspondence, research notes, teaching notes, administrative notes, tests, grades, and editing and publishing documents.

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FC 3213 L55 019.067 · Item · September 25, 1849
Part of Life, Events, and Players in the North-West

Place: Red River Settlement

From: James Hunter, Norway House

To: Reverend John Smithurst

Details: 3pp

Notes: Hunter goes into detail about the visit of the Bishop of Prince Rupert’s Land. 
He also writes of matters of business regarding food supplies for the winter, the price of freight from Red River to Norway House and the construction of the Church.

FC 3213 L55 019.069 · Item · February 14, 1851
Part of Life, Events, and Players in the North-West

Place: Red River Settlement

From: Duncan Finlayson, Hudson's Bay House, Lachine

To: Reverend John Smithurst

Details: 2pp

Notes: In the letter, Duncan Finlayson advises John Smithurst of the subscription cost of two papers and the possible cost even if Smithurst thought he stopped the subscription.

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