In Memoriam

 

  • 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
  • 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.      TEN YEARS 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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