In Memoriam
  • Réjean Lachapelle, 1944-2018
  • Ronald D'Costa 1936-2003
  • Jean Dumas 1931 -2006
  • Ellen Gee 1950-2002
  • Steven Gyimah 1969-2012
  • David Hall 1954-2011
  • Judith Harrington, 2000
  • Warren E. Kalbach 1922-2005
  • Anatole Romaniuc 1924-2018
  • Nathan Keyfitz 1913-2010
  • Karol J. Krotki 1922-2007
  • Wayne McVey, Jr.1932-2015
  • Anthony Richmond 1925-2017
  • Norman B. Ryder 1923-2010
  • Christopher Taylor 1948-2002
  • Sylvia Wargon, 2017

 

Nathan Keyfitz, 1913-2010

Below are the memoirs written by Nathan Keyfitz, dated 9 February 2004, when he was 89 years old. He died at age 96, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 6 April 2010. Professor Keyfitz was one of the giants of 20th century demography, a son of Canada who made important contributions to demography, and a man of humbleness, intelligence, and kindness.

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FORWARD(Barry Edmonston)

PREFACE

  1. TWO INTERTWINED LIVES: THE MEMORIES OF BEATRICE AND NATHAN
  2. TOO YOUNG FOR SCHOOL, MONTREAL 1917
  3. ADMISSION TO MCGILL UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL 1930
  4. R.H. COATS: A CANADIAN LEGEND, OTTAWA, 1936-42
  5. THE MAGIC OF BANK STREET AND MY PARENTS, OTTAWA, 1936
  6. BARBARA LEE KEYFITZ, OTTAWA, 1944-
  7. ROBERT NORMAN KEYFITZ, OTTAWA, 1947-
  8. REVOLUTIONARIES AND OTHERS IN PRE-WAR OTTAWA, 1936-1959
  9. MY EDUCATION IN STATISTICS, RALEIGH, N.C., 1946
  10. IN BURMA WITH NORMAN LEWIS (1908-2003), RANGOON, 1951
  11. AN ASSIGNMENT IN INDONESIA, JAKARTA, 1952-53, 1964, 1979, 1985-89
  12. LIVING AS A VILLAGER OF EAST JAVA, BALEARJO, 1952
  13. FRIDAYS ON THE MCGILL FACULTY, MONTREAL, EARLY 1950s
  14. MY PSYCHOANALYSIS AND A DREAM, OTTAWA, 1952-57
  15. INDIA WITH J.B.S.HALDANE, CALCUTTA, 1956
  16. EGYPT AND THE PYRAMIDS, CAIRO, 1956
  17. THE COLOMBO PLAN: CEYLON, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, VIETNAM, CAMBODIA,LAOS, PAKISTAN, BANGLADEISH, INDIA, 1956-
  18. ENTRY INTO THE ACADEMY: VINCENT BLADEN, TORONTO, 1959-62
  19. MY YEAR AS A FRANCOPHONE, MONTREAL, 1962-3
  20. APPOINTMENT TO THE FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO, 1963-68
  21. FOUR MOMENTOUS YEARS, BERKELEY, 1968-72
  22. TEACHING AND SURFING IN HAWAII, HONOLULU, 1971
  23. INVITATION TO HARVARD: GEORGE HOMANS AND ROGER REVELLE, CAMBRIDGE, 1972-83
  24. TEACHING IN ITALY, ROME, SIENA, AND FLORENCE, 1974-80
  25. A MONTH IN CHINA, BEIJING, CHENGDU, GUANGDONG, 1981
  26. TEACHING IN OHIO, COLUMBUS, 1979-82
  27. TENYEARS WITH IIASA IN AUSTRIA, VIENNA, 1983-93
  28. THE AUSTRIAN AND HIS DOG
  29. FURTHER TRAVELS
  30. WHAT MEDICINE DID TO ME
  31. A VISIT TO KENYA, NAIROBI, 1991
  32. OTHER FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES
  33. A SOFT LANDING, CAMBRIDGE
  34. LOOKING BACK: CHANCE MEETINGS THAT ESTABLISHED FIRM FRIENDSHIPS
  35. BEATRICE’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  36. BIODATA FOR NATHAN KEYFITZ
  37. A FINAL WORD

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