Title and statement of responsibility area
Simon Fraser University poster collection
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Source of title proper: The title is based on the contents of the collection.
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Edition statement of responsibility
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Statement of scale (cartographic)
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1969 - 2005 (Creation)Creator
Archives and Records Management Department
Physical description area
1 bumper sticker
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Archival description area
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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.
Scope and content
Collection consists of SFU campus posters promoting the university or advertising social and academic events on campus, and departmental programs. Also included are departmental strike posters related to the 1969 strike in the Department of Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, and a "Shift Shell" bumper sticker related to the 1966 protest about the Shell Gas Station on campus.
Immediate source of acquisition
The posters have been collected by archives staff over a period of years and were identified during reorganization of the map cabinet in 2006.
This artificial collection was created by the Archivist as a means to inventory loose, unprocessed posters. As new fonds are created and existing fonds updated, posters in this collection may be removed and processed into these fonds as related items.
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Restrictions on access
The files are open with no restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
File list is available.
All accessions have been processed as of March 2006. No further accruals are expected.
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Finding aid prepared by Lisa Beitel (March 2006). "SFU Starship"posters added to collection by Paul Hebbard (June 2014).