Fonds P084 - Wright Gibson fonds

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Wright Gibson fonds

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  • 1922-1965 (Creation)

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0,04 m of textual records. - 2 photographs. - 5 artefacts.

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Wright Gibson was born on 28 April 1904 in Danville to Elizabeth Wright and Wellen Gibson. He studied at Danville Academy and University of Bishop's College, were he earned a B.A. in 1925. He went on to obtain an M.A. from Columbia University in 1934 and to study at the University of Edinburgh. In 1925-1926, he was Principal of Windsor High School, Windsor, Quebec; from 1926 to 1928, he worked at the Commissioners' High School in Quebec City; from 1929 to 1965, having returned to the Eastern Townships, he was Principal of Sherbrooke High School. He also held the positions of Superintendent of the Protestant Schools of Sherbrooke from 1945 to 1965, Director of Practice Teaching at Bishop's University from 1968 to 1977, and Secretary of the Sherbrooke Local Centre of the Conservatorium of Music of McGill University from 1930 to 1964. In 1935, he was awarded the Jubilee Medal for Civic Distinction and in 1946 the Order of Scholastic Merit; in 1952, he was named honorary member of the Conservatorium of Music of McGill University. Gibson died in Sherbrooke on 19 May 1977. In 1978, the John Bassett Memorial Library of Bishop's University inaugurated the Wright Gibson Graduate Study Room in his memory. As well, the University created the Gibson fund for the purchase of rare books for students of the Graduate School of Education.

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The fonds contains source material on the general situation at Sherbrooke High School from 1932 to 1943; participation by students from the Sherbrooke region in McGill University's music examinations, and their results, from 1935 to 1965; Wright Gibson's education; and the awards he received. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Sherbrooke High School (1932-[196-?]), Sherbrooke Local Centre. Conservatorium of Music of McGill University (1935-1965), Schubert Club of Sherbrooke ([193-?]-[195-?]), Diplomas, Certificates and Awards (1922-1965), and Miscellaneous Documents ([195?]-1965).

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The documents were donated in three accessions. Alan W. Jones, professor in the Faculty of Education at Bishop's University, donated documents in 1983 and Gibson's widow contributed documents on two occasions in 1988.
The documents are in English.

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28 janvier, 2016

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