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Simon Fraser University Archives and Records Management Department Fonds
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School for the Contemporary Arts fonds

  • F-109
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 2007

The fonds consists of records relating to activities of the School and its predecessors. Activities and events documented include the evolution of the department's structure, functions and governance; management of the School's budget and financial resources; management of School facilities; deliberations of School committees; correspondence of the Director with staff, faculty, other university departments and external organizations; curriculum development and course instruction; public-events programming; management of faculty and student relations; media relations, publicity and communications; and the organization of conferences and other special events.

Records include correspondence and reports; budgets and financial working papers; meeting agendas, minutes and supporting papers; course outlines and related material; media releases, event programs, flyers and booklets; audio and audio-visual recordings, films, photographs, posters and other graphic material; and departmental publications, including annual reports (1965-1976), course guides, newsletters and brochures.

School for the Contemporary Arts

Ceremonies and Events Office fonds

  • F-91
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2019, predominant 1963-1995

Fonds consists of records relating to University ceremonies created by the Office of Ceremonies since 1982, and before that time, by the Registrar's Office and the President's Office. Activities and topics documented include the opening ceremonies for SFU in 1965, convocations, awards ceremonies, building and room openings and dedications, donor recognition events, staff recognition events, installations of presidents and chancellors, university anniversaries, and other special ceremonies.

Records include programs, books of words (order of proceedings), invitations, guest lists, correspondence, notes, press clippings, news releases, publications, photographic material, and other documents.

Ceremonies and Events Office

F. Margaret Hayward fonds

  • F-128
  • Fonds
  • 1963 - 1999

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.

Hayward, F. Margaret

East Enders Society fonds

  • F-59
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 1994

Fonds consists of records arising from the general administration of the East Enders Society, and from the Society's participation in various social service projects for women in Vancouver's East Side. Fonds includes financial statements, receipts, correspondence, bulletins, reports, proposals, minutes of meetings, constitutions, job applications, letters of reference, newspaper clippings, audio tapes of interviews with Society members, partial transcripts of interviews, and other records.

East Enders Society

Women's Monument Project fonds

  • F-101
  • Fonds
  • 1981 - 1999

The fonds of the Women's Monument Project consists of records created and received in the course of carrying out the Project. Activities documented include Committee and sub-committee meetings, fundraising events, groundbreaking and unveiling ceremonies, site selection, dedication, language selection, design selection, construction, and gallery exhibits.

Includes proposals, reports, minutes, correspondence, speeches, published materials, press releases, news clippings, design competition guidelines, design submissions, construction contracts, Monument inscriptions, drawings, site maps, photographs and slides, videotapes, a cloth banner, and the original maquette and artwork of the winning design by Beth Alber.

Women's Monument Project

Michael Lebowitz fonds

  • F-129
  • Fonds
  • 1960 - 1971

Fonds consists of records relating to a dispute between SFU's administration and the Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology Department. In July 1969 SFU President Kenneth Strand placed the PSA Department under trusteeship. In September eight faculty members and a number of students went on strike. Strand suspended the faculty members with pay and informed them of their right to appeal. One faculty member, Nathan Popkin, asked for a separate hearing because, although he was technically "on strike," he conducted classes in his home. Mike Lebowitz agreed to act as his counsel before the appeal committee chaired by UBC economist Gideon Rosenbluth.

The Rosenbluth Committee concluded that there was no cause for dismissal. The university reinstated Popkin only to allow his contract to expire the following year.

Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, transcripts, agendas, notes, schedules, procedural rules, chronologies, reports, constitutions, petitions, news clippings, and other documents.

While Lebowitz acquired the papers for Popkin's defense, there is considerable material relating to the other professors who went on strike.

Lebowitz, Michael

Office of the Registrar fonds

  • F-85
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2009, predominant 1965 - 1992

The fonds consists of five series. Series 1 contains material sent to Registrar Harry Evans from 1969-1970 regarding the crisis in the Department of Political Science Sociology, and Anthropology. Series 2 consists of five subject files concerning topics of interest to Registrars D.P. Robertson and Harry Evans. Series 3 contains records from the Academic Advice Centre. Series 4 contains records from Financial Aid. Series 5 contains publications produced by the Registrar's Office. Records include correspondence, press releases, newspapers, committee lists and terms of reference, minutes, reports, statistics, policies, organization charts, manuals, notes, and other documents. Also includes registrar's publications, such as admissions information booklets, timetables, and calendars.

Registrar's Office

Peter Poole fonds

  • F-161
  • Fonds
  • 1983 - 1987

The fonds consists of research material acquired by Peter Poole in the course of preparing his thesis and an earlier essay on the solidarity movement. The fonds includes taped interviews of trade union leaders, solidarity movement leaders, community activists, and legal counsel. Twenty-six of the interviews are transcribed. The fonds also includes newspapers and newsclippings, essays, publications, flyers, research notes, ephemera, a chronology of the solidarity movement, and a copy of Peter Poole's thesis.

Poole, Peter

British Columbia Honey Producers Association fonds

  • F-147
  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 2005

The fonds comprises records made or received in the course of administering the BCHPA's central and divisional organizations and carrying out their functions and programs. Most of the records originated with the Central Executive. Activities documented include board, committee and general members' meetings; correspondence of BCHPA officers; management of Association finances; evolution of the BCHPA constitution, by-laws and organizational structure; advice to governments and intervention in public policy debates relating to apiculture; production of the Association's newsletter; development of beekeeping educational programs and seminars; and participation in markets, exhibits and fairs. Records include constitution and by-laws; meeting agendas, minutes and supporting papers; correspondence; reports and briefs; cash books; grant applications and proposals; copies of the Association newsletter; and course outlines and teaching material.

British Columbia Honey Producers Association

Kate Braid fonds

  • F-10
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2013

Fonds consists of records relating to Braid's life and work as a student, teacher, carpenter, and writer.

The first five series from Braid's first donation in 1995 are comprised primarily of interview material relating to Canadian women in trades, in the form of sound recordings, transcripts, notes, and drafts of profiles generated by Kate Braid in the course of four projects: her Master's thesis (1978-1979); a convention in Holland and subsequent trip to Denmark (1984); the Labour Canada booklets (1988); and the CBC Ideas program (1990). Also includes some correspondence, logbooks and published reference material.

The next series from several additional accruals in 2009 to 2013 consist of records arising from many aspects of Braid's life. These records include drafts and notes from Braid's writing, projects for CBC Ideas, women in trades, her company, Sisters Construction, and other writing and teaching projects.

There is also a large series of correspondence, including letters and emails (printed out) between Braid and other writers, her family, and business correspondents. Finally, there is a series of Braid's diaries, which she has kept regularly from the 1960s to 2012.

The fonds is arranged in 24 series:

  1. Master's thesis interviews
  2. Europe interviews
  3. Labour Canada interviews
  4. CBC interviews
  5. Women in trade
  6. In Fine Form: the Canadian Book of Form Poetry
  7. Red Bait: Struggles of a Mine Local
  8. A Well-mannered Storm: the Glenn Gould Poems
  9. Emily Carr: Rebel Artist
  10. Inward to the Bones: Georgia Okeeffe's Journey with Emily Carr
  11. Vancouver Island Highway Project Road to Equity
  12. CBC Ideas: Men of the Deep
  13. Appointment calendars
  14. Correspondence
  15. Personal and early accomplishments
  16. Writing and teaching projects
  17. Turning Left to the Ladies
  18. Journeywoman
  19. Diaries
  20. First drafts and handwritten notes
  21. Sisters construction
  22. Publications
  23. Covering Rough Ground
  24. To this Cedar Fountain

Braid, Kate

Bill Richards fonds

  • F-250
  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 2007

Fonds consists of records relating primarily to the academic and professional life of Bill Richards, and in part to his personal life. Activities, topics, and events documented include Richards’ course development and instruction; academic conference participation and presentations; research projects and partnerships; writing and publications; computer software development, implementation, communications, and analyses; grant writing and applications; employment; and his death and memorial. Records include correspondence, notes, course syllabi, program manuals and data sets, publications and reports, grant applications, conference programs and proceedings, software programs, and sound and moving image recordings.

Fonds is arranged into 7 series:

  1. Personal records
  2. Teaching records
  3. Correspondence
  4. Research
  5. Presentations and writing
  6. Grants
  7. Conferences and professional affiliations

Richards, Bill

Learning and Instructional Development Centre fonds

  • F-18
  • Fonds
  • 1963 - 2001

The fonds of the Instructional Media Centre consists of records created and received in the course of carrying out one of its functions. The activity documented is taking photographs requested by other university departments. The types of documents include photographic contact sheets, prints, negatives and slides. Appendix A1, "How to Find Archival Photographs" is available in hard copy form.

Fonds also consists of moving images and accompanying material produced by the Instructional Media Centre and its predecessors and successors.

Creative Services Group

Recreational Services and Athletics fonds

  • F-80
  • Fonds
  • 1960 - 1995

Fonds consists of records created by the predecessor bodies of Recreational Services and Athletics. Activities and topics documented include the development of departmental policies, and objectives; the maintenance of facilities; departmental and university committees; the intercollegiate athletics program; the recreation program; the operation of athletic and recreational workshops and courses; departmental publications and publicity; and the responsibilities and operations of the Sports Information Office.

The predominant document types that comprise the fonds include correspondence; policy and procedure statements; agendas and minutes; reports; proposals; travel itineraries; schedules; rosters; statistics; news releases; press clippings; programs; newsletters; posters; films; and photographic material.

Recreational Services and Athletics

W.A.C. Bennett fonds

  • F-55
  • Fonds
  • 1909 - 1981

The fonds consists of records relating to the life of W.A.C. Bennett. Documented are his personal life, business ventures, community service, club affiliations, and political activities, including his terms as Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Okanagan, and as Premier of British Columbia.

Personal records consist of early correspondence and household records, as well as material which documents W.A.C. Bennett's association with freemasonry and his fundraising activities with organizations such as the Salvation Army.

Business records consist of material relating to Bennett Hardware, Bennett’s Stores, and Calona Wines.

Political records refer to Bennett's tenure as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Okanagan, as Premier and as leader of the Opposition. Also relevant are records referring to the passage of a number of Municipal Acts and Bennett’s relationship with Federal politics.

Records include correspondence, advertisements, minutes, annual reports, telegrams, itineraries, schedules, financial statistics, financial statements, petitions, questionnaires, resolutions, reports, speeches, press releases, proposals, maps, plans, charts, file notes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, scrap books, ephemera, photographs, audio recordings, film reels, and video cassettes.

Bennett, W.A.C.

Fraser Valley University Society fonds

  • F-171
  • Fonds
  • 1983 - 1998, predominant 1991 - 1998

Fonds consists of records relating to the activities of the Fraser Valley University Society and its role in the establishment of the Technical University of British Columbia. Activities, events, and topics documented include the formation of the Society; the Society's organization, structure and membership; general administration and correspondence; management of the Society's budget and financial resources; Board, committee, and other meetings; community outreach and promotion; fundraising; research; and the Society's development of relationships with municipal and provincial government bodies.

Records include correspondence; minutes and agendas; organizational charts, constitutions, by-laws, mission statements, policies and procedures; budgets and financial statements; reports; subject files; member and donor lists; speeches; newsletters, promotional brochures and flyers; press releases and newspaper articles; videocassettes; and photographs and slides.

Fraser Valley University Society

Office of the Chancellor fonds

  • F-3
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2011, predominant 1961-1985

The fonds of the Office of Chancellor consists of records created and received in the course of carrying out the functions of the Chancellor. The activities documented include correspondence on various subjects; participation in university committees and other bodies including the Board of Governors and Senate; and liaison with external bodies, including professional associations and other universities. The types of documents include meeting agenda and minutes, brochures, correspondence, memoranda, publications, reports, and transcripts.

The material mainly covers the tenure of the first four Chancellors of SFU, up to 1985. There is a single post-1985 item, a photograph book in series 5 relating to Brandt C. Louie, Chancellor from 2006-2011.

Office of the Chancellor

University Communications fonds

  • F-61
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 2016, predominant 1964-1999

Fonds consists of records created or received by Media and Public Relations in the course of carrying out its administrative and operational functions. Activities and topics documented include the establishment, organization and operation of the unit; photographing SFU people, places and events for campus publications; providing information to the public; arranging special events; liaising with other units in the University; and producing press releases, brochures, and on-going publications.

University Communications

Simon Fraser Student Society fonds

  • F-74
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 2009

Fonds consists of records created, received, and collected by the Simon Fraser Student Society and its affiliated groups on campus in the course of administration of student government and business. Included are records relating to the Constitution, minutes of Executive meetings, the Executive, finance and budgets, campus committees, elections, student unions, clubs and affiliated groups, publications, subject files, and audio material.

Simon Fraser Student Society

Elinor Ames fonds

  • F-125
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 1995

Fonds consists of records made and received by Elinor Ames. Correspondence consists of two files concerning the hiring of Dr. Ames, negotiations about the renewal of her contract, and her concerns about the administration of the Psychology Department. Other files contain samples of departmental publications and course materials such as exams.

Ames, Elinor

John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia fonds

  • F-1
  • Fonds
  • 1922 - 2013

The records of the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia consist of the Society's administrative records and client case files and cards used to document information about individual clients. They encompass work done as a provincial society and also as a working office in the Lower Mainland.

The administrative records of the Society document all aspects of the Society's work. They are broken down into three separate series, reflecting the particular manner in which the Society operated. First, a separate series of miscellaneous records which the Society appears to have kept apart from its established file system dates from 1932 to 1988. A second series of administrative records dating from 1932 to about 1968 reflects the Society's file classification plan in use at the time (see Appendix B1 - hard-copy finding aid only). A third group of administrative records reflects a new file classification plan which replaced the earlier file system (see Appendix B2 - hard-copy finding aid only). Administrative records that have accrued to the fonds have been added to this series.

Later records demonstrate the increased activity of the society in addressing the social problems of crime, including victim assistance programs and community assessments, as well as administration of halfway houses.

Individual case files and cards provide evidence of the Society's involvement with clients on probation including repeat or 'habitual' offenders, as well as prison visits, counseling sessions and other related actions undertaken by the Society on behalf of its clients.

Records comprising this fonds are records created at the Vancouver office of the Society, and do not include records created by the various regional offices.

John Howard Society of British Columbia

Student Services fonds

  • F-107
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 2014

The fonds consists of records relating to the development and administration of non-academic services for students, staff and faculty at Simon Fraser University. Activities, topics and events documented include the Dean's/Director's correspondence with student services departments, Student Society, the university community, and provincial and national organizations; participation on university committees; development of projects, programs, and workshops; and publications.

The types of documents include meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting papers; correspondence and reports; annual reports; statistical studies; budgets and financial working papers; contracts; program evaluations; and publications including student handbooks, non-credit course calendars, brochures, newsletters, course outlines, and newspaper clippings. Photographs and architectural plans are also included in the fonds.

Student Services

University Advancement fonds

  • F-53
  • Fonds
  • 1958 - 2015

Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the SFU Development Office and its predecessors, records of the SFU Alumni Association, and records from the Three Universities Capital Fund. Fonds includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, promotional materials, address lists, lists of donations, newsletters, photographs, and other materials.

University Advancement

Peak Publications Society fonds

  • F-17
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2016

Fonds consists of records created or received by the Peak Publications Society primarily in the course of publishing The Peak, the student newspaper of Simon Fraser University. Activities and topics documented include the establishment and organization of the Peak Publications Society; developing sources of funding; the production of the newspaper, including the taking of photographs required to illustrate stories published; the hiring and duties of Peak staff members; and other publishing ventures of the Peak Publications Society. Includes a complete run of The Peak newspaper from 1965 and other published material such as the Terminal City Express, The Dic (student course guide), and The Peak Handbook. Also includes certification of incorporation, constitution, agendas, minutes, financial records, correspondence, and other documents, as well as contact sheets, prints, negatives, and microfilm reels.

Peak Publications Society

Zoltan Kiss fonds

  • F-48
  • Fonds
  • [196-] - 1981

Fonds consists of Zoltan Kiss's architectural drawings and plans for the Academic Quadrangle and student residences at Simon Fraser University.

Kiss, Zoltan

John M. Webster fonds

  • F-222
  • Fonds
  • 1962 - 2006

The fonds consists of records related to Webster's work as a scientist and administrator at SFU as well as records related to his involvement in a number of external organizations at the local, provincial, and national levels.

The fonds includes correspondence with colleagues and students from around the world, reports, memos and communications with SFU colleagues, and committees, reprints of research articles which he authored, correspondence with contributors to Economic Nematology (the book he edited), and records related to external organizations such as the Arts, Science and Technology Centre of BC, the Science Council of Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Tynehead Zoological Society of BC.

The fonds is arranged in 8 series: Senior Administration, Correspondence & Committees, Arts Science and Technology Centre of BC, Science Council of Canada, Tynehead Zoological Society of BC, NSERC, Reprints of Research, Economic Nematology correspondence.

Webster, John M.

Canadian Association of Geographers: Western Division fonds

  • F-144
  • Fonds
  • 1958 - 2011

The fonds consists of records made or received by the WDCAG and reflect the administration and operation of the organization. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters and publications, and other documents.

Canadian Association of Geographers: Western Division

Halpern family fonds

  • F-58
  • Fonds
  • 1865 - 1990

Fonds consists of materials documenting mainly the personal life of the Halpern family but also includes some records relating to George's and Fanny's scientific and professional interests. Activities and topics documented include the Halperns' emigration to Canada, George's scientific research and business enterprises, his work with Brock House (a senior citizen's centre), Ida's community interests, and Fanny's medical career in China.

Halpern family

Press Gang Printers fonds

  • F-134
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 1993

The fonds consists primarily of records relating to the business activities of Press Gang Printers; it also includes some records arising from the collective's participation in the British Columbia Federation of Women. Activities and events documented include incorporation, the evolution of Press Gang's organizational structure, and the separation of the printing and publishing operations; collective and committee meetings; administration and unionization; financial management, grant and loan applications, and fundraising; liaison with other organizations in the women's movement and in other social movements; production and press work; marketing and promotion; and the financial difficulties leading to the closure of Press Gang in 1993.

Record types includes articles of incorporation; correspondence and reports; meeting agendas, minutes and supporting papers; collective agreements; photographs; ledgers, financial statements, income tax returns, and annual reports; printing samples (newsletters, newspapers, leaflets, brochures, posters, cards and other graphical material); production logbooks and customer accounts; and a Press Gang quilt.

Press Gang Printers

Thelma Finlayson fonds

  • F-37
  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 1999

Fonds consists of records made or received by Thelma Finlayson. Records reflect Professor Finlayson's research interests, teaching activities, administrative service to SFU, and participation in scholarly organizations. Includes correspondence, referee reports, lecture schedules, midterm exams, final exams, marking schemes, laboratory lessons, newsletters, agendas, publications, press releases, newspaper clippings, drawings and graphs.
Fonds is arranged into 5 series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. SFU subject files
  3. Publications
  4. Course files
  5. Drawings

Finlayson, Thelma

Margo Dunn fonds

  • F-115
  • Fonds
  • 1968 - 1993

The fonds is comprised of the records of Ariel Books and a number of subject files compiled or collected by Margo Dunn. Records reflect Margo Dunn's business interest as owner of Ariel Books, and her role as collector of the records of the Vancouver women's movement.

Includes correspondence, financial records, log books, promotional material, catalogues, articles, clippings, manuscripts, artifacts, and ephemera.

Dunn, Margo

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