Fonds 2122 - George M.A. Grube fonds

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George M.A. Grube fonds

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CA ON00239 2122

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  • [ca. 1930]-1967 (Creation)

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5 m of textual records ca. 100 photographs

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George Maximilian Antony Grube was born in Antwerp, Belgium on August 3, 1899. He went to England during World War I and served as an interpreter with the British army. He later studied Classics at Cambridge University and received his B.A. in 1922 and his M.A. in 1925. From 1923 to 1928 he taught at the University of Wales. In 1928 Professor Grube moved to Canada and was appointed Professor of Classics at Trinity College, University of Toronto. He was appointed Head of the Classics Department in 1931. Professor Grube is noted for his scholarly works on Classical Greek and Roman philosophies. Professor Grube also had a keen interest in civic affairs. He was one of the founding members of the League for Social Reconstruction and served as the President of the Toronto branch from 1934-35. He joined the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in 1934 and was elected as the first Ontario C.C.F. Vice-President. He has served as a member of the various national and provincial Executive and Council committees and has written numerous articles explaining and advocating the aims of the C.C.F.-N.D.P.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, pamphlets and other printed material largely relating to his political activities with the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and the NDP.

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Donated by Professor George M.A. Grube - 1971


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  • English

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Ontario CCF-NDP Oral History Project fonds

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