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 +===== Willard Ernest Ireland =====
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 +b. 4 Jan. 1914, Vancouver, BC; d. 27 Jan., 1979, Victoria, BC\\
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 +==== Education ====
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 +1933 BA University of British Columbia\\
 +1934 Teaching certificate, University of British Columbia\\
 +1935 MA University of Toronto\\
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 +==== Positions ====
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 +1937–1940 Teacher, South Burnaby High School\\
 +1940–1942 Provincial Archivist, British Columbia\\
 +1942–1945 Served in Royal Canadian Air Force\\
 +1946–1974 Provincial Librarian and Archivist, British Columbia\\
 +
 +==== Publications (selected contributions) ====
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 +Ireland, Willard E. (1935). British Columbia, the United States, and British American union. MA thesis, University of Toronto).\\
 +Ireland, Willard E. (1939). “The evolution of the boundaries of British Columbia.” British Columbia Historical Quarterly 3 (4): 263–282.\\
 +Ireland, Willard E. (1941). “Pre-Confederation defence problems of the Pacific colonies.” Canadian Historical Association Annual Report, 20 (1): 41–54.\\
 +Ireland, Willard E. (1941). “James Douglas and the Russian American Company, 1840.” British Columbia Historical Quarterly 5 (1): 53–66.\\
 +Ireland, Willard E. (1947). “Librarian of Congress in Seattle [Luther Evans].” British Columbia Library Association Bulletin 10 (2): 7.\\
 +Ireland, Willard E., ed. (1948). “Gold-rush days in Victoria, 1858-1859.” British Columbia Historical Quarterly 12 (3): 231–246\\
 +Ireland, Willard E. (1948). “British Columbia’s American heritage.” Canadian Historical Association Annual Report 27 (1): 67–73.\\
 +Ireland, Willard E., et al. (1948). Preliminary Report on Legislative Libraries in Canada. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association.\\
 +Ireland, Willard E., chair (1950). Programme for library development in British Columbia, 1950: Being a condensation and revision of the “Programme for library development in British Columbia, 1945.” Victoria, B.C: Joint Committee of the British Columbia Library Association and the Public Library Commission.\\
 +Ireland, Willard E. (1953). “The Provincial archival scene.” Canadian Historical Association Annual Report 32 (1): 69–76.\\
 +Ireland, Willard E. (1955). “The Year Ahead [1955-1956].” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 12 (2): 17–19.\\
 +Ireland, Willard E. (1956). “Promoting Library Service.” [Presidential Address]. In Proceedings of the Canadian Library Association 11th Annual Conference Meeting, Niagara Falls, 11–15 June 1956, pp. 1–5. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association.\\
 +
 +==== Associations ====
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 +President, British Columbia Library Association, 1948–1949\\
 +President, Pacific Northwest Library Association, 1953–1954\\
 +President, Canadian Library Association, 1955–1956\\
 +Victoria College Council, BC, 1950–1963\\
 +University of Victoria Board of Governors, executive member, 1963–1971\\
 +Social Science Research Council, member\\
 +
 +==== Honours ====
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 +Awarded a Canadian Centennial Medal, 1967\\
 +LL.D. University of Simon Fraser, 1971\\
 +LL.D. University of Victoria, 1978\\
 +Voted “Man of the Year” by British Columbia press, 1966\\
 +
 +==== Comments ====
 +
 +“Nicknamed ‘The Oracle,’ Ireland was known for his ability to come up with an answer to almost any query.”  —  Ann Lindsay, 2011.\\
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 +“When he rose to speak, his audiences always knew they would never be bored. He gave history a touch of class and more than of touch of humor.”  —  Vancouver Province, March 9, 1974.\\
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 +“Few men deserve so full the appellation ‘a gentleman and a scholar.’ I wish to thank Willard Ireland for his years of devoted service in the government and people of this province.”  —  Ernie Hall, B.C. Provincial Secretary in the Vancouver Sun, December 29, 1973.\\
 +
 +==== Sources ====
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 +Canadian Who’s Who, 1961–1963.\\
 +“Provincial Librarian becomes Provincial Archivist and Provincial Librarian.” British Columbia Library Association Bulletin 10 (3) 1946: 6.\\
 +Aileen Campbell, “Archivist Ireland plans no exposes.” Vancouver Province, March 9, 1974, p. 5.\\
 +Ann Lindsay (2011). “Archives and justice: Willard Ireland’s contribution to the changing legal framework of aboriginal rights in Canada, 1963–1973.” Archivaria 71 (spring): 35–62.\\
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