Fonds UAA - Morden Heaton Long fonds


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Morden Heaton Long fonds

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Morden Heaton Long was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1886. He graduated from Woodstock College, then earned a BA degree from McMaster University. He earned a Rhodes Scholarship in 1908 and earned BA and MA degrees from Oxford University.

Long became a history teacher at Victoria High School in Edmonton, Alberta in 1913. He joined the Department of History at the University of Alberta in 1918 and was the Head of the department in 1946-1952. In 1952, he retired and was given the title of professor emeritus of history.

Long was a member of the Alberta Historical Society, the Edmonton branch of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, the Royal Overseas League, and the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Long was the President of the Canadian Historical Association in 1953 and he was also the chairman of the Geographic Board of Alberta for nineteen years. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1949.

Long was married to Isabella Winifred McGoun. He passed away in Edmonton in 1965. The Morden Heaton Long Memorial Prize in Honors History was named in his memory.

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The textual material was donated to the Yukon Archives from Mrs. M.H. Long and the texts were purchased with book fund money.

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The fonds includes M.H. Long's published works and records, primarily photographs, relating to his activities as a member of the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board; five photographs depict the unveiling of the Crowfoot Memorial in Gleichen, Alberta.

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Created by LMCPHERSON 11-22-2007. Updated by XGVIEWS 12-22-2008.

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