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Robert E. Wall fonds
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1963 - 1976 (Creation)
- Wall, Robert E.
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approx. 1 box (0.3 m) of textual records
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Robert E. Wall was a professor of history and university administrator. He accepted an associate professor position at Sir George Williams University, leaving Michigan State University in 1970. He acted as Chair for the department of History between 1972 to 1977 before being named Faculty Provost in 1977. Wall would leave Concordia University for a Provost position at New Jersey’s Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1980.
- In the Spring of 1977, Wall was charged by the University Senate to establish ‘small units such as colleges’ within the Arts and Science faculty. The creation of colleges would solve the overspecialization and depersonalization problems present at the time. Following his proposals, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, the Centre for Mature Students, the Science College, the Lonergan University College, the School of Community and Public Affairs and the Liberal Arts College would be created.
- In 1980, Wall published the historical novel Blackrobe, a bestseller that would later be adapted by CBS into a successful radio drama series.
- Wall received an Honorary Degree from Concordia University at the Arts and Science Convocation ceremony of June 1999.
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The fonds provides information on Wall’s professional life as an instructor and researcher on early politics in Massachusetts.
The series Professional Life is organized in 4 sub-series:
- MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
- SIR GEORGE WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY
Immediate source of acquisition
This material was transferred to RMA from the department of History in April 1995.
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A selection of digital objects are accessible: https://archive.org/details/@concordia_university_records_management_and_archives?&and=creator%3A%22robert%20e.%20wall%22
No further accruals are expected.