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External correspondence

Series consists of the Director's correspondence with individuals and organizations outside of the university. Activities and events documented include the Centennial Theatre project (file 1); participation in conferences, faculty exchange programs and visiting artists; collaboration and participation in various arts organizations; liaison with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the Universities Council of British Columbia (UCBC); special projects and events (Expo '86 World Festival, Calgary '88 Olympics Arts Festival); a 1984 proposal to establish a Canadian Centre for Contemporary Arts;liaison with local public and high schools; reviews and commentary on other university programs, and grant applications.

Records include correspondence, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, agreements and letters of understanding, media releases, proposals, grant applications, project descriptions, postcards, conference programs, CVs, questionnaires, architectural drawings (file 19), notes and working papers, brochures and other printed reference material.

Curriculum and instruction - general files

Sub-series consists of records relating to curriculum and instruction generally, not falling under a more specific category. Activities, topics and events documented included enrollment statistics and grading policies. Records include correspondence, statistics, and policies.

Theatre program and event recordings

Sub-series consists of audio and audio-visual recordings of individual plays performed at the Theatre. Includes five performances between 1965 and 1972 (sound recordings only) and 2 pieces from 2002 (moving images); see item list and descriptions for details of individual performances.

Public programming - general files

Series consists of records relating to general public programming matters not falling under a more specific category. Activities, events and topics documented include performing groups associated with the university (SFU Madrigal Singers, the Simon Fraser University Theatre Company, the Magnetic Band), a 1974 copyright dispute (file 8), public and media relations, correspondence with visiting artists, the 1977 residency by five members of the Royal Shakespeare Company (Patrick Stewart, Sheila Allen, Richard Pasco, Ben Kingsley, and Juliet Aykroyd). Records include event programs, membership lists, correspondence, petitions, workshop evaluations, proposals, reports, attendance statistics, press clippings and media releases, architectural drawings (set design, file 17), reprints and other printed reference material.

Purcell String Quartet files

This sub-series consists of records relating to the association of SFU and the Quartet. Activities documented include contract negotiations, budget, funding and reporting, campus performances and workshops, off-campus tours, and the decision in 1982 to discontinue the residency. Records include correspondence, proposals, reports, contracts and agreements, funding requests and grant applications, programs, tour itineraries, maps and briefing notes, media releases, publicity photograph (file 14), and press clippings.

Departmental correspondence - Dance program

This series consists of the Director's correspondence relating to the administration of the Dance program. Activities and topics documented include program establishment, curriculum development, meetings of the Dance Area Committee, budget planning, and student and faculty relations. Records include correspondence, reports, course proposals and descriptions, calendar change forms, petitions, and budget papers.

Departmental correspondence - Music program

This series consists of the Director's correspondence relating to the administration of the Music program. Activities and topics documented include program establishment, curriculum and policy development, public programming, workshops, conferences and special events (e.g. the Computer Music Weekends), and budget, equipment and space planning. Records include correspondence, reports, schedules, budget working papers, program proposals, course and workshop descriptions.

Departmental correspondence - Theatre program

This series consists of the Director's correspondence relating to the administration of the Theatre program. Activities and topics documented include program establishment, curriculum and policy development, theatre design, planning and use policy, student and faculty relations. Records include correspondence, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, policies, program proposals, course proposals and descriptions, architectural drawings, and CVs.

Course files

This sub-series consists of records documenting the content and evaluation standards of courses offered by the School. Records include course outlines and descriptions; directed studies proposals; reading lists and slide lists; examination, assignment and essay questions; lecture schedules and outlines; memoranda and instructors' reports. For some courses in the performing arts, instructors' evaluations of students have been preserved as evidence of evaluation methods. Some teaching material has been retained (e.g. glossaries, lecture notes), but reprints of articles have not been preserved. The sub-series does not include course administration records (e.g. enrollment lists, grade lists, book requisition forms, grade change forms, registration status reports, waiting lists, add / drop forms, lab fee notices, student directories). Note that record types found in the files vary considerably from course to course.

Student film production records

Series consists of case files for individual films; includes textual records related to the director's comments on post-production tasks such as film processing, editing, splicing and the addition of sound and/or special effects. Note that not all films have a case file.

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