Folder from the appointment of H.R. Kingston as an Honourary Member of the Alumni Association of the University of Western Ontario.  Date unknown.


Professor Harold R. Kingston made three important contributions to Western during the thirty-three years that he was a member of its Arts staff. First of these was the highly efficient training in mathematics which he gave to a generation of students, enabling many of them to pass out to positions of usefulness and responsibility. Second was the thought and energy which he gave to the development of Western's summer school, a small affair when he first took charge in 1923 but which under his guidance became an important section of the University’s work. Third was his introduction into the University’s curriculum of the study of astronomy and the creation within the University's constituency of a public interest in this great field of science. He was himself a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. His doctoral work was done at the University of Chicago and he first came to Western in 1921. He became Dean of Arts and Science in 1947 and Principal of University College in 1950. Two years later he took leave of absence for reasons of health and retired in 1954. Honorary degrees have been conferred upon him by both Western and Queen's, the latter his alma mater.