Fonds F02692 - Dr. James A. Leith fonds

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Dr. James A. Leith fonds

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  • [196-]-[1984] (Creation)
    Leith, James A.

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0.08 m of textual records, 250 photographs : b&w, 8 audio cassettes

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Dr. James Andrews Leith was a Professor in the Department of History, Queen's University. He was a leading historian of revolutionary France, whose publications are being featured. Educated at University of Toronto and Duke University, Dr. Leith taught at the University of Saskatchewan before coming to Queen's. Dr. Leith was author or co-editor of about a dozen books and innumerable articles. Two of his best known works are "The Idea of Art as Propaganda in France, 1750-1799 : a study in the history of ideas" and "Space and Revolution : projects for monuments, squares and public buildings in France 1789-1799." Dr. Leith was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was award the Diamond Jubilee medal from the Canadian Historical Association in 2013. Dr. Leith passed away in Kingston on 7 October 2017.

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Fonds consists of the text and illustrations (photographs) from a University of the Air tv series episode "Art in Revolution: Three Case Studies" [196-], a letter written by Queen's University historians regarding the Quebec referendum in 1980, and sound recordings from a Royal Society of Canada colloquium in memory of George Whalley "Symbols in Life and Art" with a program brochure.

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  • English

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  • Shelf: 1001.66
  • Shelf: SR1161.1-SR1167.7
  • Shelf: 2341.21 SE