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Senate fonds

  • F-84
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 1996

The fonds consists primarily of agendas, minutes and supporting papers from the various committees of Senate. In addition, the fonds contains a series of Registrar's Senate correspondence concerning administrative matters and a series of subject files kept by the Registrar on topics of interest to Senate. Finally, the fonds includes a series of Senate reference files compiled by previous Archives staff for informational purposes. Document types include agendas, minutes, supporting papers, correspondence, terms of reference, reports, briefs, proposals, policies, statistics, lists, publications, handbooks, drafts, notes, working papers and other documents.

Note: The records of the full Senate (agendas, minutes and papers) are held by the Senate Secretariat; a vital records set of agendas, minutes and papers is held in archival storage and is not accessible. Researchers wishing to inspect Senate agendas, minutes and papers should consult the Senate Secretariat.

Senate

Non-Faculty Teachers Association fonds

  • F-68
  • Fonds
  • 1967 - 1968

Fonds consists of records arising from the creation of the Non-Faculty Teachers Association. Fonds includes a constitution, and correspondence.

The fonds consists of one file.

Non-Faculty Teachers Association

David Mitchell fonds

  • F-56
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 1987

Fonds is comprised of research material gathered by David Mitchell for his book, W.A.C. Bennett and the Rise of British Columbia and records generated in the process of completing work on the book. The research material concentrates on Bennett's life as a political figure, the rise of the Social Credit Party, and political issues dealt with by the Bennett government.

It includes a mix of interviews with Bennett and other important political figures of his era, articles, clippings, government documents, Social Credit Party papers, copies of Bennett's personal papers, Mitchell's notes and rough drafts, academic papers, graphic material, and correspondence.

Mitchell, David

Gordon Shrum fonds

  • F-32
  • Fonds
  • 1962 - 1971

The fonds consists of records created, received and collected by Gordon M. Shrum. Records reflect his involvement with Simon Fraser University as Chancellor, his contribution to building the new university and his interest in education and SFU after he retired as Chancellor. Includes correspondence, reports, briefs, memoranda, photographs, architectural drawings, publications, and newspaper clippings.

Shrum, Gordon

Faculty of Science fonds

  • F-24
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2000

The fonds consists of records relating to the academic development of the Faculty of Science and the departmental administration of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Activities, topics and events documented include the Dean's correspondence with faculty and departmental chairs; correspondence with the university community, local and international science professionals, and provincial and national organizations; departmental reviews; participation on university committees and the Management Council of the Western Canadian Universities Marine Biological Society; liaison with university research institutes; and construction of the South Science Building on campus.

The types of documents include meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting papers; correspondence and reports; annual reports; budgets and financial working papers; speeches; policies and procedures; bound architectural drawings; and publications including newsletters, pamphlets, journals, conference programs, posters, research summaries, and a calendar.

Faculty of Science

Department of Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology fonds

  • F-20
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 1975

The fonds of the Department of Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology consists of records created and received in the course of the administration of the Department and the carrying out of its functions of providing instruction and promoting research. The activities documented include policy and procedures development; the planning, initiation and administration of curricula and programs; departmental and faculty meetings; faculty salary, appointment, promotion and tenure deliberations; departmental reviews; and the publication of journals and reports. The types of documents include meeting agenda, correspondence, course outlines and examinations, an external review, faculty files, memoranda, minutes of meetings, and reports.

Department of Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology

Department of Physics fonds

  • F-19
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 1991

The fonds of the Department of Physics consists of records created and received in the course of the administration of the Department and the carrying out of its functions of providing instruction and promoting research. The records consist chiefly of departmental administrative files (1965-1985), minutes of departmental meetings (1965-1973), records relating to research activities of faculty (1965-1985), personnel records (1965-1985), the Physics Summer School (1966-1979), and correspondence of the Chair (1971-1986). The activities documented include policy and procedures development; the planning, initiation and administration of curriculum and programs; departmental and faculty meetings; faculty salary, appointment, promotion and tenure deliberations; departmental reviews; and the publication of journals and reports. The types of documents include correspondence, course outlines and examinations, an external review, faculty case files, memoranda, agenda and minutes of meetings, and reports.

The files were arranged by the Department according to two different file classification systems. This original order has been maintained. Most of the records are arranged according to the first system, which was therefore used to identify series. Series that can be found in both systems were drawn together intellectually by the archivist and described as one series although their physical order has been maintained as received.

Department of Physics

Klaus E. Rieckhoff fonds

  • F-220
  • Fonds
  • 1960 - 1993

Fonds consists of records arising from Klaus Rieckhoff's teaching and research activities as well as records made and received by Rieckhoff as an elected member of the SFU Senate, Board of Governors, and various faculty, departmental, and university committees. Records include correspondence, memos, notes, publications, reports, lists, minutes, and evaluations.

Rieckhoff, Klaus E.

Academic Relations Office fonds

  • F-203
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 1995

The fonds consists of records made or received or inherited by the Academic Relations Office in the course of its activities. Activities documented include negotiations and consultations with the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) relating to the collective framework agreement; development of faculty salary policy and allocation of faculty salary budgets; the activities of the Salary Equity Study Committee; administrative and record-keeping support for salary review, renewal, tenure, and promotion processes at the university. The fonds also includes a series of files inherited by the Office that were originally created by the Assistant to the VP Academic in her capacity as a university representative on the Executive Board of the SFU Childcare Society (ca. 1984-1987). Records consist predominantly of correspondence, meeting minutes and agenda, reports, and notes and working papers.

Academic Relations Office

Kelowna School of Resource Management fonds

  • F-205
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 1979

The fonds consists of records made or received by the Director in the course of planning for the establishment and operations of the School. Activities documented include curriculum planning and development; management of the program-approval process; research and site visits to other universities with comparable programs; liaison with other SFU departments, other educational institutions, government and the Kelowna community; recruitment and appointment of School faculty and the hiring of the Director; dissemination of program information to students and media relations; budget and facilities planning; and the activities of SFU's Interior Programming Committee. Record types include correspondence and reports; course proposals, curriculum outlines, drafts and commentaries; brochures, leaflets, program descriptions, reports and studies from other universities; a labour-market survey and related documentation (contract, correspondence, reports); planning committee meeting minutes and supporting papers; position advertisements, lists of faculty candidates, applications, CVs, search committee minutes and working papers; program brochures; budget proposals, projected budgets and notes; space planning reports, studies, and architectural drawings; and press releases, news clippings, and other publicity material.

Kelowna School of Resource Management

Academic Planning Services fonds

  • F-202
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 1999

The fonds consists of records made or received or inherited by Academic Planning Services in the course of its activities. Activities documented include the operations of the the Academic Planning Committee (predecessor of the Senate Committee on Academic Planning), external reviews of university departments, new academic program proposals, and SFU's participation in TRIUMF (the particle accelerator facility located at the University of British Columbia and operated jointly by a number of Canadian universities). Records include meeting agendas, minutes and support papers, and external review reports and related documentation. For more detailed descriptions of record types, see individual series descriptions.

Note that many of the records were created before the establishment of Academic Planning Services and were inherited by the unit: all of series 1 (Academic Planning Committee), many files in series 2 (External reviews), all of series 3 (TRIUMF correspondence), and some of series 4 (General correspondence). Note also that the only records post-dating Alison Watt's tenure as Director (1990-1996) are found in series 2 (External reviews).

Academic Planning Services

Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies fonds

  • F-225
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2000

The fonds consists of records relating to the administration of the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Activities, topics and events documented include the Dean's correspondence with graduate program chairs and academic departments, the greater university community, student clubs, and provincial and national organizations; participation on external and university committees; review of new graduate programs; planning and delivery of training programs and workshops; and the adjudication of graduate scholarships, awards, and bursaries.

The types of documents include meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting papers; correspondence and reports; annual reports; budgets and financial working papers; contracts; new graduate program reviews; and publications including graduate program brochures, student handbooks, and newsletters.

Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies

Press Gang Publishers fonds

  • F-184
  • Fonds
  • [ca 1913] - 2002, predominant 1975 - 2000

The fonds consists of records relating to the editorial, business and community activities of Press Gang Publishers. Activities and events documented include the evolution of Press Gang's organizational structure, and the separation of the printing and publishing operations; administration; collective, staff, Board of Directors and committee meetings; financial management, and grant applications; the management of royalties and rights; editorial work including manuscript receipt and evaluation; the physical production of Press Gang books; the promotion and marketing or Press Gang titles; and liaison with other feminist and publishing organizations.

Record types includes correspondence and reports; meeting agendas, minutes and supporting papers; photographs; grant applications and financial statements; contracts and agreements; manuscripts; book reviews and promotional material; photographs; and published books.

Press Gang Publishers

Ann Messenger fonds

  • F-176
  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1999

Fonds consists of records relating to the personal and academic activites of Ann Messenger. Activities, events and topics documented include Messenger's social and academic activities while attending college and university; her marriage to Bill Messenger; her career as an academic, including her experiences as a young professor at Simon Fraser University; and her academic activities, including her research, writings, and publications. Fonds also includes correspondence of Bill Messenger and his father, Edmund Messenger.

Records include correspondence; publications, papers, articles, and reviews; notes, assignments, and examinations; course outlines, lesson plans, and lecture and tutorial notes; typescripts and proofs; journals; photographs and postcards; applications and appointment forms; and a text book.

Messenger, Ann

Thomas H. Brose fonds

  • F-130
  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 1970

Fonds consists of four files reflecting Tom Brose's activities at SFU. Includes correspondence, memoranda, surveys, agendas, minutes and other documents. Also includes an additional file reflecting the interests and activities of a PSA colleague, John Leggett, who may have left the file with Brose when Leggett left the University.

Brose, Thomas H.

Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost fonds

  • F-200
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2000

The fonds consists of records made or received by the Office of the Vice-President, Academic in the course of its activities. Activities documented include development of university policies and procedures; supervision of units reporting to the VPA; budget planning and allocation; participation in university committees; liaison with internal and external bodies, including SFU faculties and departments, employee associations and unions, government bodies, other universities, and external associations; space management, allocation, and planning; and speeches and engagements undertaken as a representative of SFU. The records consists predominantly of correspondence, reports, and meeting agenda and minutes. For more detailed description of records types, see individual series and sub-series descriptions.

Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Faculty Council fonds

  • F-112
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 1973

Fonds consists of records documenting the functions and activities of the Faculty Council. Fonds includes agendas, minutes, correspondence, policies and procedures, and other documents.

Faculty Council

Joint Faculty fonds

  • F-113
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 1971

Fonds consists of records relating to the activities of the Joint Faculty and the Interim Council of Joint Faculty. Includes agendas, minutes, correspondence, reports, and other documents. Researchers should be aware that the records of Joint Faculty appear to be incomplete and that this fonds appears to have been partially created from the records of the Office of the President, the University Librarian, and the records of the Simon Fraser Student Society.

The fonds consists of eight files.

Joint Faculty

Simon Fraser Teachers' Union fonds

  • F-118
  • Fonds
  • 1967 - 1968

The fonds consists of records created, received and collected by the Simon Fraser Teachers' Union in carrying out its stated objectives. Includes the union's constitution, draft amendments to the constitution, correspondence, membership applications and cards, minutes, agenda, reports, financial records, memoranda, and newspaper clippings.

Simon Fraser Teachers' Union

Simon Fraser University Staff Association fonds

  • F-119
  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 1974

Fonds consists of records created, received, and collected by the Simon Fraser University Staff Association in carrying out its functional activities. Records reflect its constitution, executive and general meetings, social activities, benefits, newsletter, unionization and records of the membership chairman. Records include those collected from outside the fonds by a former archivist and those donated from other sources. Includes file lists, correspondence, memoranda, agenda, minutes, financial records, newsletter, bulletins, membership lists, posters, and a staff handbook.

Simon Fraser University Staff Association

Office of the Vice-President, University Services fonds

  • F-207
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 1978

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 Vice-President's correspondence with university services departments, Student Society, the university community, and provincial and national organizations; participation on university committees; development of projects, programs, and workshops; and publications. Also included are records of the Assistant to Vice-President, University Services.

The types of documents include meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting papers; correspondence and reports; annual reports; statistical studies; budgets and financial working papers; contracts; and publications including student handbooks, brochures, posters, newsletters, and newspaper clippings.

Office of the Vice-President, University Services

Archives and Records Management Department fonds

  • F-51
  • Fonds
  • 1963 - 1999

The fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the University Archives. Fonds includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, classification and description records, Archives and Records Management Advisory Committee records, and materials arising from special projects and conferences.

Archives and Records Management Department

Office of Analytical Studies fonds

  • F-52
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2001

Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Analytical Studies office. Fonds includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, statistical studies, publications, and other materials.

Institutional Research and Planning

School of Kinesiology fonds

  • F-60
  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 1979

Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Department of Kinesiology. Fonds includes correspondence, memos, reports, proposals, financial records and architectural plans relating to provisions for the study of Kinesiology at SFU. The fonds also includes records created by the Interdisciplinary Committee on Kinesiology as well as correspondence relating to the professional interests of E.W. Banister while Chair of the Department.

Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Department of Women's Studies fonds

  • F-63
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 2004; predominant 1975 - 1991

The fonds consists of records relating to the activities of the department. Activities and events documented include the history of the department, the delivery of courses in Women's Studies, the administration of student work study programs and honorary degree nominations, and the organization of various events such as conferences, retreats, seminars and speakers series. Records include correspondence, reports, proposals, course outlines and descriptions, photographs, posters, conference materials, and other documents.

Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Centre for Canadian Studies fonds

  • F-64
  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 1988

Fonds consists of records created or received by the Centre for Canadian Studies in the course of administering its program and carrying out its operational functions. Activities and topics documented include the establishment, organization, and operation of the Centre, and the development and delivery of courses to undergraduate students. Fonds includes Canadian Studies Steering Committee agendas, minutes, and related papers; correspondence; reports; course proposals and descriptions; and other documents.

Centre for Canadian Studies

Gillian Stainsby fonds

  • F-66
  • Fonds
  • 1988 - 1989

Fonds consists of transcripts and cassettes arising from Stainsby's master's thesis. Descriptive information for individual interviews has been transcribed from original cassette covers; see in the hard-copy finding aid Appendix 5 and item-level descriptions.

Stainsby, Gillian

Faculty of Arts fonds

  • F-2
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 1984

The fonds of the Faculty of Arts consists of records made and received in the course of the administration of the Faculty and the carrying out of its functions. The activities documented include policy and procedures development; approval of curriculum and program recommendations from departments; representation to the Senate and Board of Governors; departmental and faculty meetings; faculty salary, appointment, promotion and tenure deliberations; and dispute resolution. The types of documents include meeting agenda and minutes, annual reports, correspondence, faculty files, memoranda, publications, reports, and working papers.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Department of Archaeology fonds

  • F-4
  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 1986

The fonds of the Department of Archaeology consists of records created and received in the course of the administration of the Department and the carrying out of its functions of providing instruction and promoting research. The activities documented include policy and procedures development; the planning, initiation and administration of curriculum and programs; departmental and faculty meetings; faculty salary, appointment, promotion and tenure deliberations; departmental reviews; and the publication of journals and reports. The types of documents include meeting agenda, correspondence, course outlines and examinations, an external review, faculty case files, memoranda, agenda and minutes of meetings, and reports.

Department of Archaeology

Department of Economics fonds

  • F-8
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 1984

The fonds of the Department of Economics consists of records created and received in the course of the administration of the department and the carrying out of its functions of providing instruction and promoting research. The activities documented include policy and procedures development; the planning, initiation and administration of curricula and programs; departmental and faculty meetings; faculty salary, appointment, promotion and tenure deliberations; departmental reviews; and the publication of reports. The types of documents include meeting agenda and minutes, correspondence, course outlines and examinations, case files, memoranda, and reports.

Department of Economics

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