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Shrum, Gordon
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Board of Governors fonds

  • F-33
  • Fonds
  • 1963 - 2003

The fonds consists of records arising from the mandated functions of the Board of Governors as described in the administrative history. The fonds includes minutes, agendas, and supporting documents such as correspondence; reports; financial papers; contracts; architectural drawings; personnel records including c.v.'s, reference letters and appointment forms; news clippings and other documents. The fonds also includes a collection of policies and procedures, many of which had to be approved by the Board. Researchers should note that there are two series with overlapping contents as described below. The contents of these two series (F-33-1 and F-33-2) is similar but not identical.

Board of Governors

Gordon Shrum collection

  • F-31
  • Collection
  • 1922 - 1989

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.

Archives and Records Management Department

Publications

Sub-sub-series consists primarily of photocopied material from the Sun, the Province, the Peak, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Bulletin, and other publications relating to the development of SFU. Subjects, events and activities documented include post-secondary education in the 1960s; student activism; Chancellor Gordon Shrum; the development and administration of SFU; post-secondary educational systems; faculty-administration relations; the Board of Governors; the CAUT Censure; the PSA affair; the Shell service station dispute; and the presidency of Kenneth Strand. Records include journal and magazine articles; newspaper clippings; reports and book excerpts.

Time Out For Football

Episdoe of the CBC program Time Out for Football, a show that featured professional football with an emphasis on the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. The episode of October 17, 1967 included a film feature that covered the first annual Shrum Bowl, a meeting between the football teams of SFU and UBC. The game took place on October 16, 1967 with SFU winning 32-13.

The film includes the following shots (descriptions taken from the CBC catalogue entry): UBC campus B-Roll shots; interview with Gordon Shrum; shots in UBC Thunderbird locker room, players suiting up and voiceover comments from players about SFU; UBC players at practice with assistant coach voiceover comments and head coach Frank Gnup shots and voiceover comments; SFU players suiting up in their locker room and with player voiceover comments on UBC and the game; SFU team practice at Burnaby campus with voiceover comment from coaches, including head coach Lorne Davies. The game highlight package includes the opening kickoff by SFU player Dave Cutler; UBC opening drive; an SFU interception; UBC running gains and a second SFU interception; SFU quaterback Holmes scores a touchdown; UBC's Vic Iwata fumbles and SFU recovers; Iwata takes the opening kickoff of the second half; UBC's Bellamy runs back an interception; Hardy completes a UBC pass to Bellamy; SFU penalized for pass interference; UBC run for their first touchdown; Ron Ritchie makes a long punt return for a UBC touchdown. The game ends, Gordon Shrum presents the trophy to SFU. Ted Reynolds thanks cameramen Roy Luckow and Bob Reid as well as film editor Frank Irvine and Bob Smith ('Hot Air' host) script and narration. Reynolds responds to a viewer's question re: NFL vs. CFL football, and draws a name for a draw. The kinescope includes an animated Fred Asher "biography" of Stephen Leacock, and a public service announcement on allergies. Show concludes with Ted Reynolds on phone with BC Lions coach Jim Champion in Ottawa re: the injury situation with various Lions players and preps for the upcoming game against the Ottawa Rough Riders.

Gordon Shrum

A, B - Dr. Gordon Shrum, SFU's 1st Chancellor who built SFU (see Comment Fall / Winter 1980)

SFU: A History

Production includes stills of various people involved in the start of SFU (e.g., Shrum, Bennett, Erickson & Massey, etc.), aerials of campus, classrooms, and hallway shots of students. Music accompanies some of the footage, including the violin and bagpipes. Voiceovers include Shrum and Bennett reminiscing about the university's beginnings and achievements, and faculty teaching. Text appears throughout highlighting SFU's various achievements.

Creative Services Group

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