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Smith, Gordon W.



  • Existence: 1918 - 2000

Gordon W. Smith, Ph.D. (1918-2000) dedicated much of his life to researching Canada’s sovereignty in the Arctic. A historian by training, his 1952 dissertation from Columbia University on “The Historical and Legal Background of Canada’s Arctic Claims” remains a foundational work on the topic, as does his 1966 chapter “Sovereignty in the North: The Canadian Aspect of an International Problem” in R.St.J. Macdonald’s "The Arctic Frontier."

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"The historical and legal background of Canada's Arctic claims," manuscript

Stefansson Mss-166
Identifier: Mss-166
Overview Gordon W. Smith (1918-2000), historian. Consist of typescript of Smith's doctoral thesis on the Canadian Arctic and Canada's claims to land in that area.