Fonds P0143 - John Laffey fonds

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John Laffey fonds

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  • 1959-1996 (Creation)
    Laffey, John

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1.20 m of textual records

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John Francis Laffey was born in the United States February 21, 1938. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, Columbia University, and Cornell University, where he obtained a Ph.D. in history in 1966.

After teaching history in Detroit and then in Cleveland, in September 1968 he became an assistant professor of history at Sir George Williams University, and at Concordia University after the 1974 merger of Sir George Williams with Loyola College to form Concordia. A specialist in French imperial and European cultural history, J.F. Laffey wrote numerous articles and the book Civilization and Its Discontents. He retired from Concordia University in 1999.

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The fonds mainly documents the professional activities of John F. Laffey as a History Department faculty member at Sir George Williams University and Concordia University.

The fonds consists of correspondence, course and lecture notes, clippings, and a few personal documents.

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These documents were donated to the Concordia University Archives by John F. Laffey in 1999


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