Derwyn Randulph Grier Owen fonds

Title: Derwyn Randulph Grier Owen fonds

Dates of creation: November-December 1982

Physical description: 6 reel-to-reel audiotapes and 6 audio cassette tapes (188 mins.)

Biographical Sketch: Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies and Provost of Trinity College.

Scope and content: Oral history interview with Provost Derwyn R. G. Owen conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Begins with an account of the Owen family history and their arrival in North America and ends with a discussion of his post-retirement research and writing activities. Focusses on the period 1920-1980 and topics discussed include his education at Ridley College, Trinity College, Oxford University and Union Theological Seminary, their faculties, student activities, student-administrator relations, curricula, relations between Trinity College and the University of Toronto, finances of the College, the effects of federal and provincial aid to higher education, the transition to unicameralism, the establishment of the Toronto School of Theology, Gerald Larkin, Claude Bissell, effects of the Haist rules and service in World War II.

Finding Aids: None

Access: Open

Accession number: B1986-0078