Fonds Accession 1997-020 - Mirko Usmiani collection

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Mirko Usmiani collection

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Accession 1997-020

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17 drawings

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Mirko A. Usmiani was born in 1912 in Pag, Croatia. He moved to the United States in 1947 and obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1955. He taught in the Classics Department at Dalhousie University between 1955 and 1975. During that time he chaired the Art Committee for several years, and was instrumental in the establishment of the Dalhousie University Art Gallery. In the 1960s Usmiani served as President of the Dalhousie Faculty Association and the Canadian Classics Association. He was the founding President of the Dalhousie Faculty Club (now known as the University Club). He died on 16 February 2002 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Collection consists of seventeen political cartoons on provincial, national and international subjects, created by well-known Nova Scotian cartoonist Bob Chambers and collected by Usmiani.

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Donated by Dr. Usmiani in 1997.


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Bob Chambers fonds: textual records: MG 1, vol. 3661-3666 and graphic material: 1987-137; 1996-143, the George Burton Spencer collection - 2010-029 and the Hester Miller collection - 2011-046.

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