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Shrum, Gordon Merritt, 1896-1985 University of British Columbia--History
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Gordon Shrum interview : [Specht & Mackenzie, 1973]

CALL NUMBER: T0243:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Canadian Officers' Training Corps, UBC, 1928-1946 PERIOD COVERED: 1914-1946 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-07-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Gordon M. Shrum discusses his family background and education. Admiration for University of Toronto professors. Joins the Canadian Officers' Training Corps (COTC) at the University of Toronto. Enlistment as a gunner. World War I experiences at Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele and earns military medal at Mons. TRACK 2: Attitude to WWI and military. Completes education and moves to UBC. Origins of COTC UBC in 1928 and reasons for joining. Dr. H. Logan, Dean Brock supporters. Position of President Klinck. Student opposition. Building of armoury. Decision to waive pay. Acquires Emily Carr paintings for Officers' Mess. Comparison of COTC training with military colleges. COTC facilities at UBC.;

CALL NUMBER: T0243:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Canadian Officers' Training Corps, UBC, 1928-1946 PERIOD COVERED: 1914-1946 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-07-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Gordon Shrum discusses the COTC facilities on and off the UBC campus 1929-1940. Staff Sgt. Smith. Decision to waive pay. Duties as Captain in COTC. Inspector Gen. Griesback. Anti-war movement; 1934. Morale. Training program. Comparison of Col. Logan and Col. Letson. Dr. Shrum becomes Commanding Officer in 1937. Importance of discipline. TRACK 2: Effect of international developments. Government policy re: COTC during wartime. Wartime expansion of COTC. Getting materials to build armoury. Faculty attitudes. Student attitudes. UNTD. UATP. Summer Camps.;

CALL NUMBER: T0243:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Canadian Officers' Training Corps, UBC, 1928-1946 PERIOD COVERED: 1914-1946 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-07-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Gordon Shrum discusses COTC Training program for WWII. Faculty and students' attitudes to COTC. Dean Finlayson. President Klinck. Chancellor McKechnie and Hamber. Committee for Military Affairs. COTC officer staff WWII. President N. MacKenzie supports military units. COTC contribution to war effort. COTC standards. TRACK 2: Opinions on value of officer training to individual. Brief discussion of some wartime military and political leaders. Position on Selection Board COTC. Annual Reports. Administration.;

Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta interview : [Specht, 1973]

CALL NUMBER: T0247:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta : Canadian Officers' Training Corps, 1944-1968 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta discusses his family background and medical career. Missisauga Horse Guard. Finnish background. International developments of the 1930s. Wartime research at UBC. TRACK 2: Wartime research at UBC. Field craft instruction, COTC. Views on benefits of COTC. CALL NUMBER: T0247:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta : Canadian Officers' Training Corps 1944-1968 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta discusses the administrative ability of Dr. Shrum. P.M.C. duties. Mess events. Humorous incident regarding painting displayed in mess. Emily Carr paintings. TRACK 2: Emily Carr paintings. Mess furniture. Miss Davies and Mess dinners. R.O.T.P. and Canadian Officers' Training Corps (COTC). Quotas issue. Views on COTC and citizenship. Resistance to quota reductions. Col;. McLean. CALL NUMBER: T0247:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta : Canadian Officers' Training Corps 1944-1968 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta discusses COTC relations with local units. Annual Commanding Officers' meetings. Integration. Comparison of Liberal and Conservative policy. Gen. George Pearkes. Becomes a Commanding Officer. UNTD. Implementing integration. TRACK 2: Financial reasons for disbandment. Campus mood 1960s. Canadian forces and Defence Policy. Nuclear age. Peace keeping. COTC training in the 1960s. Distinguished visitors. Arrival dinners. Praise for naval unit.

Dr. Norman MacKenzie interview : [Specht, 1974]

CALL NUMBER: T0507:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1974-05-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Norman A.M. MacKenzie discusses his family background. Education. Pictou County, N.S. Schools -- Nova Scotia. Joins O.T.C. Dalhousie 1914. Enlists. Training period. Overseas in France -- "Plug Street", Ypes. TRACK 2: Somme. Arras. Catches flu and convalescence England. Passchendaele. 1918 -- Arras front. Amieus. Actions as a scout. Military medals. Cambrai-Bourlon. CALL NUMBER: T0507:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1974-05-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Norman MacKenzie discusses his discharge. Education plans. Post-war attitude to war. International affairs 1920s. Versailles Treaty. Visit to Russian OTC. University of Toronto. Anti-military training on campus. TRACK 2: University of Toronto and UBC compared re: military. Military in Canada inter-war years. Opinion of value of OTC. Sections of society supporting military. Effect of Depression on international stability. Becomes president U.N.B.C.S.A. incident, 1940. CALL NUMBER: T0507:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1974-05-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dr. Norman MacKenzie describes the Canadian Officers' Training Corps, UBC. Dr. Shrum. Armoury. President's house. Opinion on value of OTC. Discussion of commanding officers at UBC. Pipe Band. TRACK 2: UBC commanding officers of COTC, Reserve University Squadron, University Naval Training Division. Reasons commanding officers served in units. Opinion of quotas and phasing out of units. Political parties and their attitudes. Integration [of the Armed Forces]. Efforts to resist disbandment.

Robert Bonner interview : [Specht, 1973]

CALL NUMBER: T0244:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Canadian Officers' Training Corps, UBC, 1940-1953 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-07-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Robert W. Bonner discusses his family background and schooling. Depression issues. UBC campus politics. Canadian Students Assembly 1940-1941. Enrolment in the Canadian Officers' Training Corps (COTC). Training. Theory of training. TRACK 2: Impressions of Col. Shrum. COTC activities. Seaforth Highlanders. Sicily and Italy. Training instructor in England. Becomes Chief Training Officer at COTC 1945-1946.

CALL NUMBER: T0244:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Canadian Officers' Training Corps, UBC, 1940-1953 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-07-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Robert W. Bonner discusses COTC summer camp. Enters Law faculty. Views on COTC. Post-war international developments. Post-war COTC. University administration cooperativeness. TRACK 2: Becomes; a Commanding Officer. Post-war international affairs. Unification issue. Contributions of COTC. Liberal education a value to officers. Value of military training.