Fonds MsC-177 - David and Mary Macaree fonds

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David and Mary Macaree fonds

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MsC-177

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  • 1959 - 2008 (Creation)
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    Macaree, Mary
  • 1951 - 1998 (Creation)
    Creator
    Macaree, David

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17 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

([????-1998])

Biographical history

After immigrating to Canada following World War II, David Macaree (d. 1998) earned his M.A from UBC and PhD from the University of Washington. He joined the Department of English at UBC, his primary areas of interest being 18th-century literature (mostly Defoe) and English composition, and remained a faculty member until his retirement in 1985.

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(1922-2008)

Biographical history

Mary Macaree (1922-2008) qualified as a teacher in Scotland and then as a librarian upon immigrating to Canada. She received her Bachelor of Library Science degree from UBC in 1963 and became that institution’s head librarian in 1968. She retired in 1985.

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This collection was acquired by Simon Fraser University in 2009.

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After immigrating to Canada following World War II, David Macaree (d. 1998) earned his M.A from UBC and PhD from the University of Washington. He joined the Department of English at UBC, his primary areas of interest being 18th-century literature (mostly Defoe) and English composition, and remained a faculty member until his retirement in 1985.

Mary Macaree (1922-2008) qualified as a teacher in Scotland and then as a librarian upon immigrating to Canada. She received her Bachelor of Library Science degree from UBC in 1963 and became that institution’s head librarian in 1968. She retired in 1985.

One of Mary’s hobbies included Scottish country dancing and she also took a philanthropic interest in the development of libraries and programs supporting Scottish culture and studies. She and her husband were avid hikers and proponents of the outdoors, together they authored two popular books “103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia” and “109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland”.

David passed away in 1998, and Mary in 2008.

The fonds is arranged into two sous-fonds, one for each creator. The David Macaree sous-fonds is arranged into the following three series: Papers authored (1951-1986), Papers authored by others (1963-1998), and Robbie Burns research and associated notes (1961-1996). The Mary Macaree sous-fonds is also arranged into three series: Papers authored (1959-1964), Records associated with Scottish country dancing (1961-2000), and Records associated with universities and other entities (2005-2007).

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This material, donated on behalf of the estate of Mary Macaree, consists of a combination of records distinctly belonging to Mary or David Macaree and was in no discernible order. The archivist organized the records into sous-fonds by individual, then into series by subject and into files by contents in alphabetical order. When a file name was generated by the archivist, it was placed in square brackets.

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  • English

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No restrictions on access.

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A file list is available in addition to a series-level description.

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General note

An interview with Mary Macaree is available via the SFU Oral Testimony collection. The two books authored by Mary and David Macaree are available in SFU general collections.

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Created November 30, 2016. JMH

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  • English

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  • Archival box - standard: MsC 177 - Boxes 1-2