Fonds F-47 - W. Randle Iredale fonds

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W. Randle Iredale fonds

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  • Photographic material
  • Architectural drawing
  • Textual record

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F-47

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  • 1964 - 1978 (Creation)
    Creator
    Iredale, W. Randle

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Physical description

2 cm of textual records
35 photographs
77 negatives
4 contact sheets
128 slides
8 bound volumes of architectural drawings

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(1929 -)

Biographical history

W. Randle Iredale is one of the contributors to the architecture of Simon Fraser University. He and his partner, William R. Rhone, were responsible for designing and building the Science Complex according to design specifications outlined by Erickson and Massey (the architects responsible for the overall design of the university). Rhone and Iredale built the Science Complex in three phases based on preliminary drawings by Erickson and Massey, but added their own ideas and innovations to the building.

Iredale was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1929. In 1955 he received a degree in architecture from the University of British Columbia, and went to work for McCarter and Nairne until Iredale was registered in 1957. He had his own practice from 1957 to 1959, and then formed a partnership with William R. Rhone. In 1963 Rhone and Iredale submitted an entry to the contest to design the new university that would be built on top of Burnaby Mountain. Their design finished in second place. According to the contest parameters, the top five winners would each be given a contract to build a section of the campus according to the winner's overall design. Originally, Rhone and Iredale chose the Academic Quadrangle, but changed their minds and picked the Science Complex, which Chancellor Gordon Shrum had assured them would be expanded on a regular basis. The Science Complex was built in three phases between 1964 and 1971: Phase I was substantially completed by August 1, 1965, Phase II was completed September 7, 1966 and Phase III was completed in 1971. Rhone and Iredale also designed and built the student pub, circa 1970.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of records reflecting W. Randle Iredale's contribution to the architecture of Simon Fraser University. Records reflect the three phases of designing and building the Science Complex. Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases, negatives, contact sheets, slides, 8 x 10 photographs, and architectural drawings.

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Immediate source of acquisition

W. Randle Iredale donated the publicity records, photographs, negatives, and slides to the SFU Archives in 1999. The architectural drawings (as bound reports) were added to the fonds in 2006 by the archivist. There is no information regarding the source or acquisition date of these drawings.

Arrangement

The materials were arranged by the Archivist. Photographs in file F-47-0-0-2 were removed from a photograph album and numbered according to the order in which they originally appeared. Original reference numbers for slides and negatives, where they existed, have been transcribed and preserved onto the current housing.

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Some files may contain personal or confidential information. Access to these files may be restricted as stipulated by Archives policy or the donor. Files marked 'pending review' must be reviewed by an archivist prior to release, and as a result of the review access restrictions may apply. Please see the file lists and consult the archivist for more details.

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A file list is available.

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Associated materials

Please consult the inventory for the Robert F. Harrison fonds, F-46 and the Zoltan Kiss fonds, F-48.

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All accessions have been processed as of February 2006. No further accruals are expected.

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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 35 photographs located in F-47-0-0-2

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Revised

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Full

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Finding aid prepared by Krisztina Laszlo, Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (January 2000).

Revised by Lisa Beitel (February 2006).

Updated by Enid Britt (March 2006).

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