1914: A.S. Morton appointed as history professor and librarian
In 1914 Arthur Silver Morton was appointed to the University as a history professor and University Librarian. He left an important legacy as a “popularizer and conservator of the history of Saskatchewan.”1
Early in his career at the
University, he founded a historical association (later renamed the Morton
Historical Association). As related in
He established the Historical Public Records Office at the University of Saskatchewan in 1937, at which time he was named Provincial Archivist. This office became the Saskatoon Office of the Saskatchewan Archives Board when legislation officially establishing the provincial archives was passed in 1945.
Among other projects, he continued as Provincial Archivist until his death in 1945. He died in President J.S. Thomson’s office “while discussing plans for his future work.”
A.S. Morton fonds, MG 2
1914a: Historical Association executive, 1918-19. Morton is in the back row. Photograph Collection, B-238.
Collection, A.S. Morton file.