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A.B.B. Moore Fonds

Fonds #

2167

Title

A.B.B. Moore fonds

Dates of Creation

1924–2004

Extent

1.45 m of textual records
144 photographs

Biographical Sketch

A.B.B. Moore (1906–2004) was President of Victoria University, 1950–1970, and also a prominent United Church minister. Born in Keswick Ridge, New Brunswick in 1906, the son of a Congregationalist minister, he grew up in The Eastern Townships in Quebec, before attending McGill University (B.A. 1927). After earning a B.D. (1930) from United Theological College in Montreal, Moore completed his graduate studies at Oxford. In 1933, he married Margaret Price; they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2003, before her death later that year. Moore served as a minister in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Pennsylvania before becoming Principal of, Professor of Theology at, St. Andrew’s College at the University of Saskatchewan, 1946-1950. A.B.B. Moore’s twenty year tenure as President at Victoria University was marked by his vision as a builder of campus resources and for his involvement in the formation of the Toronto School of Theology. The same year Moore retired from the University, he was elected Moderator of the United Church of Canada; prior to that he had been co-chair of the commission to form a union between the United and Anglican Churches. In 1977, Moore began a three year term as Chancellor of the University of Toronto. While in “retirement” he continued to be active in educational and religious affairs until his death in 2004.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of the following series: student records, 1928–1931; diaries and journals, 1924–1989; writing, 1937–1992; tributes/memorabilia, 1927–2004; and memoirs, [ca. 1983]–[ca. 1988].

Notes

Source of Supplied Title

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from A.B.B. Moore’s daughter, Peg Brook, in 2007, 2008, and 2014

Finding aids

Photographs are described in the photograph database.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Related Groups of Records in Different Fonds

See also Victoria University President’s Office (Fonds 2021).

Access points

  • Moore, Arthur Bruce Barber, 1906–2004
  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.)—Presidents

Subjects

  • College administrator