The functions and responsibilities of the offices of Vice-Principal are varied, and have changed depending upon the incumbents and the immediate administrative needs. In the case of modern Vice-Principals, their records frequently have been left to their successor. The records of Vice-Principals, Macdonald College are in R.G.43. Various records of Vice-Principals before ca 1955 may be found in the records of the Principals, R.G. 2.
VICE-PRINCIPALS OF McGILL UNIVERSITY (CHRONOLOGICAL)
1843-1844 L.J. Lundy, McGill
1845 William Wickes, McGill
1845-1846 Joseph Abbott, McGill
1846-1886 W.T. Leach, McGill
1887-1903 Alexander Johnson, McGill
1904-1919 Charles E. Moyse, McGill
1906-1910 James W. Robertson, Principal, Macdonald College
1910-1925 F.C. Harrison, Dean, Macdonald College
1920-1924 Frank D. Adams, McGill
1925-1933 G.H.S. Barton, Dean, Macdonald College
1934-1955 W.H. Brittain, Macdonald College
1945-1947 A.H. Gillson, Dawson College
1947-1949 Carleton Craig, Dawson College
1948-1952 John J.O. O'Neill, McGill
1949-1950 W.H. Hatcher, Dawson College
1955-1963 David L. Thomson, McGill
1955-1972 Henry George Dion, Macdonald College
1962-1966 N.H. Fieldhouse, Academic
1966-1969 Carl A. Winkler, Planning & Development
1966-1971 M.K. Oliver, Academic
1968-1971 R.F. Shaw, Administration
1969-1971 S.B. Frost, Professional Affairs
1971-1974 S.B. Frost, Administration & Professional Affairs
1972-1981 E.D. Pederson, Academic
1973-1975 M. McGregor, Health Care
1973-1976 Dale C. Thomson, Planning
1973-1977 A.C. Blackwood, Macdonald College
1974-1981 L. Yaffe, Administration
1975-1980 A.C. McColl, Finance
1975-1980 W.F. Hitschfeld, Research
1976-1981 E.J. Stansbury, Planning
1977- L.E. Lloyd, Macdonald College
1980-1981 J. Armour, Finance
1981- J. Armour, Finance & Administration
1981- S.O. Freedman, Academic
1981- E.J. Stansbury, Planning & Academic Services
1981- G. MacLachlan, Research
1981- M.T. Cartwright, Assistant Vice-Principal, Academic
VICE-PRINCIPALS OF McGILL UNIVERSITY (BY FUNCTION)
1962-1966 N.H. Fieldhouse
1966-1972 M.K. Oliver
1972-1981 E.D. Pederson
1981- S.O. Freedman
Academic, Assistant Vice-Principal
1981- M.T. Cartwright
1968-1971 R.F. Shaw
1974-1981 L. Yaffe
(see also Finance & Administration)
Administration & Professional Affairs
1971-1974 S.B. Frost
1945-1947 A.H. Gillson
1947-1949 Carleton Craig
1949-1950 W.H. Hatcher
1975-1980 A.C. McColl
1980-1981 J. Armour
Finance & Administration
1981- J. Armour
1973-1975 M. McGregor
1906-1910 James W. Robertson
1910-1925 F.C. Harrison
1925-1933 G.S.H. Barton
1934-1955 W.H. Brittain
1955-1972 Henry George Dion
1973-1977 A.C. Blackwood
1977- L.E. Lloyd
1843-1844 L.J. Lundy
1845 William Wickes
1845-1846 Joseph Abbott
1846-1886 W.T. Leach
1887-1903 Alexander Johnson
1904-1919 Charles E. Moyse
1920-1924 Frank D. Adams
1948-1952 John J.O. O'Neill
1955-1963 David L. Thomson
1973-1976 Dale C. Thomson
1976-1981 E.J. Stansbury
Planning & Academic Services
1981- E.J. Stansbury
Planning & Development
1966-1969 Carl A. Winkler
1969-1971 S.B. Frost
(see also Administration & Professional Affairs)
1975-1980 W.F. Hitschfeld
1981- G. MacLachlan
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, McGILL, DAVID L. THOMSON, 1955-1964
D.L. Thomson became Vice-Principal in 1955. From 1955 to 1964 he combined this position with the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research and the Chairmanship of the Department of Biochemistry. The records of the Office of Vice-Principal Thomson are contained in R.G. 36 as most of them were created in his capacity as Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. His private papers are in M.G. 2050.
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, ACADEMIC, H. NOEL FIELDHOUSE, 1962-1966
H.N. Fieldhouse came to McGill in 1948 as Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of history after twenty years in the History Department of the University of Manitoba.
Administrative Records, 1962-1966, 20 cm (c.395) RESTRICTED
This series contains primarily correspondence with the Chancellor and others.
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, PLANNING, CARL A. WINKLER, 1966-1969
Carl A. Winkler was a biophysicist with the National Research Council before joining McGill in 1939 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. He was Chairman of his department between 1955 and 1961 and Chairman of the Physical-Sciences Group from 1956 to 1963; he was appointed to the newly created position of Vice-Principal, Planning and Development in 1966. His private papers are in M.G. 3043.
Administrative Records, 1966-1969, 4.5 m, 20 reels (c.12-c.23, See Microform Inventory) RESTRICTED
These series contain the records created by Winkler upon taking office and document his functions as Vice-Principal, Planning. Listed.
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, ACADEMIC, MICHAEL K. OLIVER, 1966-1972
Michael K. Oliver was Vice-Principal, Academic from 1966 to 1972. A former student of the University, he graduated in 1948, received his M.A. in 1950 and his Ph.D. in 1956. A political scientist who specialized in French-Canadian social and political ideas, he taught at the University of New Brunswick (1950), at McGill (1951) and at United College, Winnipeg (1952-1957) before returning to McGill as an Assistant-Professor in 1958. Appointed Associate Professor in 1962, he also served as Director of the French Canada Studies Programme in 1963 and was director of research for the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism between 1964 and 1966. He was appointed President of Carleton University in 1972. His private papers are in M.G. 1064. Listed.
Administrative Records 1965-1971, 7.5 m (c.41-c.63, c.398-c.399) RESTRICTED
This series documents most aspects of the mandate of the Vice-Principal, Academic as well as his involvement with a number of external bodies such as the Conseil des Recteurs et Principaux des Universités du Québec and the provincial Department of Education. A large portion of the records created during his tenure were passed along to his successor, Vice-Principal Pedersen and they can be found in that series.
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, ADMINISTRATION, R.F. SHAW, 1968 - 1971
R.F. Shaw became Vice-Principal, Administration in 1968 after a career in the construction business and following an assignment as Deputy-Commissioner and Commissioner of the 1967 World Exhibition of Montreal.
Administrative Records, 1968-1971, 1.8 m (c.64-c.76, c.422) RESTRICTED
The records in this series only deal with a few of his activities as Vice-Principal such as Senate, Senate committees, the budget, the Planning Commission and the University Libraries Commission. Other records used and created during his tenure can be found with those of former Executive Assistants to the Principal, particularly G.A. Grimson, whose records he inherited upon taking office.
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS, ADMINISTRATION, STANLEY B. FROST, 1969-1974
S.B. Frost came to McGill as professor in the Faculty of Divinity in 1956. Dean of his faculty in 1957, he became Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in 1963, Vice-Principal, Planning and Development, later changed to Professional Affairs, in 1969 and Vice-Principal, Administration and Professional Faculties in 1971. From 1974 to 1984 he served as Director of the History of McGill Project. His private papers are in M.G. 3085.
Administrative Records, 1949-1974, 9.0 m (c.89-c.116) RESTRICTED
The records of this series reflect the extent and character of Frost's many functions. They relate to his activities as member of various committees, many of which he chaired, and as the senior executive responsible for the administration of the University and its professional faculties. Some earlier material for the 1950s is also included. Listed.
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, ACADEMIC, EIGIL D. PEDERSEN, 1972-1981
Eigil Pedersen was Vice-Principal, Academic from 1972 to 1981. A graduate of Sir George Williams University in 1956, he received his M.A. in Education from McGill in 1961 and completed his Doctorate in Education at Harvard in 1966. He succeeded Vice-Principal Oliver in August 1972 having served as Dean of Students since 1971.
Administrative Records, 1964-1981, 31 m (c.117-c.193, c.349-c.360, c.423-c.432) RESTRICTED
This series contains all the records inherited from Pedersen's predecessor as well as most of the records accumulated during his own tenure. It generally covers the extent of his mandate which included all academic matters except those relating to the professional schools, (see Office of Vice-Principal Yaffe). Of particular interest are the records of a number of committees dealing with student life as well as the complete records of the Academic Policy Committee and most of its sub-committees between 1968 and 1979. Listed.
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, PLANNING, DALE C. THOMSON, 1973-1976
Before becoming Vice-Principal, Planning, Dale C. Thomson had served as secretary to Prime Minister Louis St-Laurent, 1953-1958, written extensively on Canadian history, and served as director of the Centre of Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Some private papers of Thomson are in M.G. 2040.
Administrative Records, 1960-1977, 5.1 m (c.73-c.88) RESTRICTED
The largest part of these records were created by Thomson during his tenure and reflect the scope of the activities of his office. More particularly, they contain important series relating to Macdonald College, McGill-Queen's University Press and the recruitment of students. Listed.
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, ADMINISTRATION, L. YAFFE, 1974-1981
Leo Yaffe was appointed Vice-Principal, Administration, in 1974 after a career as a researcher in nuclear chemistry. He came to McGill in 1952 as a special Lecturer for the Department of Chemistry. Macdonald Professor of Chemistry since 1959, he was Chairman of his department from 1965 to 1972.
Administrative Records, 1956-1981, 41 m (c.194-c.253, c.351, c.400, c.419-c.421) RESTRICTED
These papers reflect the functions of the Vice-Principal, Administration and document his involvement with policy development, operations and senior management of the University. The records pertain to the administration of the faculties, buildings and committees related to his mandate. His activities with a number of external bodies, such as CREPUQ and the Conseil des Universités, are also documented. A few records of Yaffe's and Pedersen's are interfiled (c.351). Listed.
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, FINANCE, A.C. McCOLL, 1975-1980
After a career in private industry, A.C. McColl became Comptroller in 1964, Director of Finance in 1967 and Vice-Principal, Finance in 1975.
Administrative Records 1964-1980, 25.5 m (c.254-c.338, c.401-c.402) RESTRICTED
These records document all aspects of the financial management of the University from McColl's appointment as Comptroller in 1964 until 1980. Listed.
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, PLANNING, EDWARD J. STANSBURY, 1976-
A physicist, E. J. Stansbury came to McGill in 1956 and served in various administrative capacities before his appointment as Vice-Principal, Planning in 1976.
Administrative Records, 1967-1979, 3.5 m (c.339-c.348, c.414-c.418) RESTRICTED
The records of this series reflect all the functions and activities of the office of Vice-Principal, Planning other than his role as director of the Planning Office. Listed.
Administrative Records, Planning Office, 1974-1981, 6 m (c.361-c.365, c.407-c.413) RESTRICTED
Correspondence, working papers, memoranda and reports of the Vice-Principal, Planning and others on Commission d'études sur les Universités 1977-1980 (c.361); triennial strategies for budget, 1977-1981 (c.365); Planning Commission documents, including agendas, minutes and reports, 1976-1981 (c.363-c.364); various files on Bill 22 (language legislation), white paper on CEGEPS, green papers on education, research and leisure, 1974-1981 (c.362). Listed.
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, FINANCE, J. ARMOUR, 1980-
Administrative Records, 1970-1981, 3 m (c.366-c.374) RESTRICTED
Included are records related to the administration and alterations of buildings, and correspondence, reports and accounts relating to staff salaries, projects, budgets, investments, endowments and student services. Listed.
OFFICE OF VICE-PRINCIPAL, ACADEMIC, S.O. FREEDMAN, 1981-
S.O. Freedman is the author of numerous publications arising from his medical research. He served as Dean of Medicine from 1978 to 1981, before being appointed Vice-Principal.
Administrative Records, 1981-1982, 1.2 m (c.403-c.406) RESTRICTED
Includes minutes of CREPUQ, Academic Policy Committee, Tenure Cohort, and correspondence concerning leaves of absence. Listed.