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Gordon Shrum collection
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- Sound recording
- Moving images
- Photographic material
- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the collection.
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1922 - 1989 (Creation)
- Archives and Records Management Department
Physical description area
38 cm of textual records
27 sound recordings
6 moving image documents
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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.
The collection was compiled by the staff of the University Archives over a period of years.
Scope and content
Collection is comprised primarily of interview material in the form of audio and video tapes, transcripts and notes. The material provides both a broad biographical overview of the life and achievements of Gordon Shrum and a description of his work at SFU in particular. The collection includes a copy of Shrum's doctoral thesis and a scrapbook that was given to Gordon Shrum in 1983.
Collection includes textual records, photographs, audio cassettes, audio reels, U-matic video tapes, and VHS video tapes.
Immediate source of acquisition
The collection was arranged by the Archivist.
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Restrictions on access
There are no access restrictions relating to privacy, but access to the original moving images and sound recordings is restricted due to the fragility of the physical storage media. Consult the reference archivist for more information relating to access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
File and item lists are available.
Please consult the inventory for the Gordon M. Shrum Papers, F-32, and the inventory for the Office of the Chancellor, F-3.
No further accruals are expected.
Collection includes sound recordings and moving images in original formats as well as access copies for some but not all items; includes 44 audio cassettes, 18 audio reels, 13 3/4" videocassettes (Umatic tapes), 2 VHS videocassettes, and 1 optical disk (DVD).
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Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Jim Bowler, Enid Britt (July 1998); revised in January 2006 by Lisa Beitel; updated in August 2012 (items re-numbered in accordance with new control system).