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Erickson, Arthur
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Dr. Gordon Merritt Shrum papers

Sub-series consists of records made and received by Dr. Shrum in the course of his activities as Chancellor. Subjects and activities documented include planning and construction of the university, selection of architects (including the lead design firm Erickson Massey Architects), meetings of the Buildings and Site Committee, correspondence with various architects, speaking engagements, fundraising, and correspondence with external agencies. Record types include correspondence, meeting agenda and minutes, memoranda, reports, and transcripts of two interviews (with Clive Cocking and Peter Stursberg). Correspondents whose names appear in file titles are registered as Access Points.

Gene Waddell SFU architecture manuscript

The series consists of an unpublished manuscript created by Gene Waddell for the Canadian Centre for Architecture. The manuscript exists in two different formats – as a photocopied, physical copy and as digitized files. The physical copy is an unabridged version that can be accessed in the reading room, and the digitized files are text-searchable, PDF files that are accessible here in SFU AtoM.

Waddell, Gene

A Sense of Place

Item is a short segment from the CBC television production, A Sense of Place: "This series of four half-hour broadcasts, which ran during the month of October in 1966, examined three main examples of new architecture in Canada. They are Vancouver's Simon Fraser University, Scarborough College in Toronto, and Habitat in Montreal." Also held by SFU Library's Media Resource Centre: "Discusses the work of Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey, as exemplified by Simon Fraser University." [https://sfu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=01SFUL_ALMA21182961880003611&context=L&vid=SFUL&search_scope=default_scope&tab=default_tab&lang=en_US]

SFU: A History

A history of SFU created by the university's Learning and Instructional Development Centre. Includes stills of various people involved in the start of SFU (e.g., Shrum, Bennett, Erickson and Massey), aerials of campus, shots of classrooms and 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.

The piece was directed by Michael Hoskins and produced by Chris Hildred, with production credits by Frank Campbell, Lorin Orpwood (editor), Solid Comfort (music), Kurtis Vanel (sound mixing). Interviewers appearing include Liisa Fagerlund and David Mitchell.