Title and statement of responsibility area
Simon Fraser University publications collection
General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: The title is based on the contents of the collection.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1964 - 1999 (Creation)
- Archives and Records Management Department
Physical description area
12 cm of textual records
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
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Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
The University Archives acquires, preserves and makes available three categories of materials: (1) the official records of the University, including those created by the Board of Governors, Senate, University committees, faculties, departments and administrative offices; (2) materials documenting the wider University community; and (3) historical research collections that promote the teaching and research activities of the University.
The Archives was established within the University Library in 1968 when librarian Liisa Fagerlund was appointed University Archivist on a half-time basis. She continued in this post until 1975 when she left the University. From 1975 to 1978, the Archives functioned within the Special Collections division of the Library. Archival duties were carried out by various library staff members. In 1978, the University Archives was established as a separate administrative unit outside of the Library. Donald Baird, recently retired as University Librarian, became University Archivist and held this position until his retirement in 1990. Jim Ross served as University Archivist from 1991 to 1993, and was succeeded by Ian Forsyth in 1994.
When the Archives was a function of the University Library, the University Archivist reported to the University Librarian. When the Archives was established as a separate administrative unit, the University Archivist reported directly to the University President. The reporting structure changed in 1986 when the University Archivist reported to the Vice-President, Research/Information Systems; in 1990, when the University Archivist reported to the Associate Vice-President, Academic; and in 1996, when the University Archivist reported to the Registrar/Dean of Students.
A second copy of "The Business and Financial Chronicle" (Dec 1965) was donated to the SFU Archives by Diane Stiglish in June 2015.
Scope and content
Collection consists of newspaper clippings and periodicals about Simon Fraser University.
Immediate source of acquisition
The SFU Archives publications about SFU collection is an artificial collection compiled by Archives staff.
The collection has been arranged into two series by the archivist: one for newspaper articles, the other for periodicals.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
The files are open with no restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
File and item lists are available.
For other press clippings and periodicals about SFU, see Media and PR fonds (F-61), Ceremonies and Events Office fonds (F-91), Patrick McTaggart-Cowan fonds (F-65), and Office of the President fonds (F-193).
All accessions have been processed as of June 2015. Further accruals are expected.
Original newspaper clippings have been photocopied due to their fragile condition.
Standard number area
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Rules or conventions
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Dates of creation, revision and deletion
March 2006: finding aid prepared (Lisa Beitel).
December 2012: re-organized into series.
June 2015: accrual processed to file F-219-2-0-0-4 (Rita Mogyorosi).