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1969 - 1970 (Creation)
- Swartz, Norman
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Norman Swartz joined the Department of Philosophy at SFU in 1967 and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1998.
During Swartz's early years at SFU, the Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology Department was in academic and administrative turmoil, which culminated in the Department being placed under trusteeship by the University administration and eight faculty members going on strike.
Various faculty members, administrators and students produced documents to support their points of view during the PSA crisis. As he explained in his autobiographical notes, Swartz collected all of the PSA material that circulated around the University and that reached his desk from 1969 to 1970. Collection includes correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings and other documents related to the ongoing events in the PSA Department at this time.
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The material was originally kept by Swartz in two binders. The archivist removed the documents from the binders and placed them in file folders while maintaining the same order.
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Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (July 2000).
Updated by Enid Britt (June 2006).