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F. Margaret Hayward fonds
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- Photographic materials
- Sound recordings
- Textual records
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- Source of title proper: Title of the fonds is based on its provenance.
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1963 - 1999 (Creation)
- Hayward, F. Margaret
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13 cm of textual records
1 sound recording
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Name of creator
F. Margaret Hayward was the founder and first director of the Reading and Study Centre at SFU.
She was born in Vancouver in 1919, received her BA and Social Work Diplomas from UBC in 1941 and 1943 respectively, and later earned an MA in psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1951. Hayward worked as a social worker, counselor, and specialist in reading improvement
In 1963 Hayward wrote to Chancellor Gordon Shrum to suggest that the new university develop a Reading Service to improve the study skills of its students. Shrum and President Patrick McTaggart-Cowan agreed with her proposal and hired Hayward to be the Director of the Reading and Study Centre at SFU at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Centre was administratively placed in the Department of Psychology because Hayward believed that it was important to emphasize the academic nature of the program. Under Hayward's leadership, the Centre operated successfully for several years. When the Centre was moved to University Services in 1971, Hayward resigned her position and left the University.
Scope and content
Fonds consists primarily of records made or received by F. Margaret Hayward in her role as director of the Reading and Study Centre at SFU. Includes reading and study course materials developed for the Centre, a survey of reading and study programs across Canada, correspondence relating to Hayward's appointment and work at the Centre, an oral history of F. Margaret Hayward recorded by Letty Wilson, former administrator at SFU, and a photograph of the opening ceremonies at SFU.
Immediate source of acquisition
Margaret Hayward donated the fonds to the SFU Archives in 1992.
The materials were arranged by the Archivist.
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The files are open with no restrictions. Access to the audio recordings is restricted due to the age and fragility of the storage medium (cassette tapes). Access is provided via digitized copy.
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Generated finding aid
For other records relating to the establishment and activities of the Reading and Study Centre, see series F-107-1-2-4 and F-107-3-2-12 in the Student Services fonds (F-107). Correspondence relating to the Centre can also be found in series F-193-17-1, Office of the President fonds > Reading and Study Centre (1967-1981); and F-207-4-3, Office of the Vice-President, University Services > Reading and Study Centre (1971-1976).
All accessions have been processed as of September 2002. No further accruals are expected.
Fonds includes 1 sound recording in 2 copies (audio cassette, original and backup copy), 1 digitized .wav file.
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- Reading and Study Centre (Subject)
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Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (July 2000); udated by Enid Britt (June 2006); item numbers re-assigned with minor revisions to description (September 2012). Digitized access copy added January, 2019.