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Simon Fraser University Archives and Records Management Department University Library
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Library - general

Sub-sub-series consists of the Vice-President, Academic's correspondence with, related to, or copied from the University Librarian during the periods when the Library reported to the VP Academic or Associate VP Academic (1970-1985; 1990-1994). Activities and topics documented include policy development; evolution of the administrative structure, including the Library's development plan (1970) and re-organization of library management (1985); meetings of the Library Management Group (after 1992); external reviews, including a departmental review (1973-1974), review by the President's Advisory Committee on the Library (1984), and the Library Review Committee (1991-1992); library budget and funding; acquisitions and collections policy, including a survey of holdings for the Fine and Performing Arts (1981) and a questionnaire study (1982); cooperation with other libraries, including the "college processing" project of the early 1970s; and information technology systems planning and implementation. Records include correspondence, reports, budgets, meeting minutes of the Library Management Group (LMG), legal advice, and inventories.

Red notebook

Sub-sub-series consists of one red notebook with working notes on archival sources taken by Hugh Johnston during the preparation of Radical Campus. Pages are numbered 1 to 411. Academic departments documented include Physics, Languages, Mathematics, Computing Science, Psychology, Fine and Performing Arts, Chemistry, English, Communications, Library, Kinesiology, History, Philosophy, Economics, PSA, Biology, Criminology, Geography, Archaeology, and Education.

Library

Sub-sub-series consists of the Vice-President, Academic's correspondence with, related to, or copied from the University Librarian during the period when the university Library reported to the Vice-President, Research. Activities and topics documented include library strategic planning, policy development, acquisitions budget, space planning, meetings of the Library Management Group (LMG), the report of the University Library Review Committee and the Library's response (1991), a faculty survey (1994), and operations of the university Bookstore, which reported to the University Librarian during this period. Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports (including LMG reports and Library annual reports), and bookstore financial statements.

Professional librarians

Sub-series consists of records relating to matters affecting the terms and conditions of employment of professional librarians at SFU. Activities and topics documented include development of the university's librarian's policy, salary, benefits, and leave. Records include correspondence, reports, statistics, policies, drafts and working papers.

University correspondence

Series consists of the Director's correspondence with other university departments. Activities and topics documented include development of the Arts Administration program within Continuing Studies, Faculty of Education meetings (reflecting the earlier Centre's administrative placement within this Faculty), reviews of program proposals by the University of British Columbia (included in correspondence with the Vice-President, Academic), the support campaign for the School (then the Centre for the Arts) in the face of large budget cuts in 1984-85, the School's participation in the university's Prison Education Program, and a study of the university Library's support of contemporary arts. Records include correspondence, reports, proposals, budgets and budget working papers, notes, bibliographies, CVs, mailing lists, questionnaires, reprints and other reference material.

Department of Behavioural Sciences Foundations files

Sub-series consists of records made or received by the Head of the Department of Behavioural Science Foundations, R.J.C. Harper, in the course of administering the department. Activities documented include departmental planning (budget, enrollment, staffing, space); curriculum and program development (course planning, development of the Communication Studies program and establishment of the Department of Communication); student relations (enrollment, applications for graduate studies, registration and examinations); relations with faculty members (appointments, tenure, salaries); liaison with other university departments and participation in university, faculty and departmental committees; and liaison with external agencies and associations involved in education. Records include correspondence, reports, invitations, statistics and estimates; course proposals, outlines, and descriptions; and committee meeting agenda, minutes and supporting papers.

For a list of the departments, committees, and external organizations represented in the correspondence and subject files, see the "Access points" section below.

Department of Behavioural Science Foundations

Departmental files

Series consists of records relating to the administrative and operational activities and responsibilities of the department. These activities include relations with other departments of the university, other universities, colleges, high schools, governments, organizations, and corporations. Also documented are activities relating to enrollment, undergraduate and graduate student curricula, administrative systems and procedures, departmental policies, transfer credits, bursaries and scholarships, public relations, teaching, facilities and research. The series includes correspondence, copies of Senate minutes detailing appointments, and memoranda. For a partial list of correspondents, see Access Points below; names have been registered as access points if they appear in file titles.

Subject Files

Series consists of drawings, photos, contact sheets, slides, negatives, publications, notes, correspondence, news releases, memorabilia, photocopies, and pamphlets relating to subject files kept by the Media and Public Relations Office to keep track of ideas, news leads, and developing stories as they relate to SFU. See access points for a list of SFU departments and organizations represented in the files.

Robert F. Harrison fonds

  • F-46
  • Fonds
  • [196-] - 1984

Fonds consists of records reflecting Robert F. Harrison's contributions to the architecture of Simon Fraser University. Records reflect the architectural competition to design the university, and include plans, construction records, and building specifications. Also includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, information releases, minutes, change orders, test results, inspection reports, notes, tenders, financial records, specifications, addenda, photographs, and architectural drawings.

Harrison, Robert F.