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B.C. Fruit Growers' Association

Series consists of records compiled by W.A.C. Bennett as a member of the Transportation Committee of the B.C. Fruit Growers' Association. Included are mimeographed minutes, reports, circular letters (carbon copies), a few original letters and printed resolutions.

Ephemera (MLA)

Series consist of ephemera and miscellaneous papers selected by W.A.C. Bennett during his term as M.L.A. Included are posters, pamphlets, memoranda, statements, annual reports, transcripts, pamphlets, press releases, miscellaneous minutes, statistics, proposals, briefs, resolutions, mimeographed letters and newsletters.

SFU building specifications

Series consists of detailed descriptions of dimensions, materials, and costs for construction of the library and other buildings at SFU. Includes architectural, electrical and mechanical specifications, addenda, and supplementary general conditions.

Architectural plans

Series consists of architectural drawings and plans for the Academic Quadrangle, including cafeterias, lunch rooms, and laboratories; plans for the west concourse; student residences, and the Men's residence.

Policies and reference material

Series consists of draft policies for SFU, as well as reference material used to formulate those policies. Policies relate to academic plans, examinations, credit hours and degree requirements, student activity fees, academic calendars, course numbering systems, staffing, academic freedom, admission requirements, and other issues. Reference material consists of reports and other records from other universities regarding their policies, procedures, and circumstances. Series also includes a tabulation of credit hours taught at SFU in the 1967 summer semester.

University Librarian's records

Series consists of records related to the activities of the University Librarian and includes correspondence with members of the university community, other universities and external organizations; reports including Library reviews; building renovations; development of Library policies and patron regulations; management planning; 10-year projections for the Library; annual reports; and student and faculty user surveys.

Records include correspondence and working papers, agendas and minutes, reports, statistics, and policies.

Administration records

Series consists of records related to the daily administration of the University Library including organizational charts and identification of Library objectives; formulation of policies and procedures; management of staff and personnel issues including salaries, job descriptions, and grievances; monthly departmental statistics and reports; thesis preparation and binding; funding for staff research and bibliographic projects; implementation of fire and emergency procedures; budget planning and financial working papers; and management of the Audio Visual Centre.

Records include correspondence and working papers, statistics, reports, budgets and newspaper clippings.

Processing Division records

Series consists of records related to the activities of the Processing Division of the University Library and includes correspondence with the university community, other university libraries, and professional associations; staff reference letters; faculty book processing requests; college book processing procedures; and budget planning and operating expenses for the division.

Records include correspondence and working papers, minutes, statistics and financial statements.

Loans Division records

Series consists of records related to the activities of the Loans Division of the University Library and includes correspondence with the university community; policy development on loan procedures including on-line and external; annual reports, monthly Division activity reports, and turnstile statistics; Division meeting minutes; Division budget planning and financial working documents; reports including information on staff activities, workload, projects, the 24 hour Library opening experiment, and on the SHARE project with Okanagan College in Kelowna; interlibrary loans procedures between SFU and the University of British Columbia, progress reports and statistics; and participation in the B.C. Post Secondary Interlibrary Loan Network.

Records include correspondence, minutes, reports, questionnaires, statistics, policies, and financial working papers.

Arrangement and description

Early records classification and description practices at the University Archives resulted in the establishment of a record group system of arrangement for university records, and a manuscript group system for records from private sources. This system is no longer in place, and the Archives is currently undertaking the redescription of its holdings. Series consists of records arising from the development of records classification schemes and descriptive practices at the University Archives. Series includes drafts and revised lists of records groups, and copies of early descriptions of records held at the University Archives.

Director's correspondence

Series consists of the Director's correspondence with other university departments and some external (non-SFU) organizations. While most of the correspondence relates to the functions of the Office of Analytical Studies, some of the correspondence was created by John Chase in his earlier roles as Academic Planner and chair of the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies.

Activities, events and topics documented include statistical data in response to requests from departments and administrators; course development; and allocation of university space.

Records include correspondence, proposals, reports, and statistics on enrollment, grades, teaching loads. salaries, instructional activity, student/faculty ratios and other academic issues.

Director of Development

Series consists of records arising from the activities of the Director of Development. Series includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, manuals, promotional literature, photographs, and other materials.

Information Systems Division records

Series consists of records related to the Information Systems Division of the University Library and includes correspondence between Library staff and EPIC, GEAC, and BRS System database vendors; vendor proposals and purchase agreements; automation reports and database planning records; monthly division activity reports; GEAC project planning, training, and implementation; and minutes of the GEAC Acquisition Planning Committee, RFP Steering Committee, Name and Address System Steering Committee, and the British Columbia Library Network.

Records include correspondence and working papers, minutes, reports and statistics, project proposals and updates, and contracts, agreements, and invoices.

1953 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened in 1953. Included are correspondence with Members elected in 1953 (years are cumulated), other correspondence, memoranda, a budget, an annual report and income statements.

1954 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1954. The records reflect topics such as the B.C. Power Commission, Federal Departments, Finance, International Joint Commission, Oil Pipeline and the P.G.E. Railway. Included are correspondence, financial statements, annual reports, statistics, charts, and press releases.

1955 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1955. The records reflect topics such as Attorney General, B.C. Electric, B.C. Power Commission, Highways, Oil Pipeline and P.G.E. Railway. Included are correspondence, statistics, reports, balance sheets, memoranda and speeches.

1957 Official files

Series consists of the official files of the Premier's Office opened, or continued, in 1957. The records reflect topics such as the B.C. Power Commission, P.G.E. Railway and Power Development. Included are correspondence, financial statistics, reports, minutes, maps and speeches.

Board reports

Series comprises 33 reports to the faculty of Simon Fraser University regarding actions taken by the Board of Governors. Also includes a progress report on the University Library.

Presidential committees

The Board established a Presidential Search Committee in 1968, in 1973, and again in 1978 to recommend candidates for the position of University President. The committees included Board members: faculty, administration, and student representatives; and later alumni and employee representatives. The series contains records relating to the work of these committees.

Includes correspondence, agendas, minutes, terms of reference, procedures, lists of candidates, c.v.'s, reports, press releases, and clippings.

SFU correspondence and subject files

While still a faculty member at UBC, Baker became one of the chief contributors to John B. Macdonald's report, Higher Education in British Columbia and a Plan for the Future. This report led directly to the government's decision to establish a second university (SFU) in the Lower Mainland. Baker also served on the provincial Academic Board for Higher Education, established to advise the government on applying the recommendations of the Macdonald Report.

Records in this series relate to Baker's work on the Macdonald Report and the Academic Board as well as his role as academic planner and a charter faculty member in the early years of SFU. These files supplement the official records of the Office of Academic Planning, F 49. Includes personal and professional correspondence, reports, reference materials, a memoir by Baker about the early history of SFU, and other documents.


Series consists of correspondence created and received by Dr. Douglas Cole in both his personal and professional life. Includes records that reflect his teaching and research interests, and his involvement in various university committees and professional offices. Also includes correspondence relating to awards, honours, and citations, research funding and publication of work.

SFU Opening ceremonies files

Series consists of records relating to the opening ceremonies of Simon Fraser University on September 9, 1965. Activities documented include the planning of the ceremonies. Records include programs, correspondence, notes, news clippings, publications, sheet music, charter student certificate, and other documents.


Series consists of publications created by the Office of Continuing Studies and its predecessors. Printed materials include course calendars and posters; lecture notices; conference and workshop programs; and brochures for courses offered by Continuing Studies.

Director of Student Services

Series consists of records relating to William (Bill) Stewart's work as the Director of Student Services and includes financial planning and budgets for Student Services departments; correspondence with the university community regarding student issues; participation on university committees; and records regarding projects and functions organized for the campus student population. Activities documented include liaison with individual student services including the Chaplain's Office, Counselling Service, Daycare Centre, Food Services, International Office, Health Services, Residences, Traffic and Security, Financial Aid, the Canada Employment Centre, and the Reading and Study Centre. Records include correspondence and working papers, financial statements and budgets, agendas and minutes, reports and statistics, newspaper clippings, contracts, photographs and publications including newsletters, brochures and posters.

Office files

Series consists of records relating to the general administrative and operational activities of the Department as described in the Scope and Content note. Files are arranged according to the original filing system. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, policies and other documents.

Faculty files

Series consists of files related to the appointment, salary, and tenure of faculty members. It includes correspondence, curricula vitae, memoranda and reports.

Student union files

Series consists of files relating to the activities of the Latin American Studies Student Union (LASSU). Activities and events documented include the presentation of cultural events and a course proposal put forward by LASSU. Records include news clippings, posters, correspondence, and newsletters.

Special events files

Series consists of records relating to public events sponsored by the Latin American Studies program and the Spanish Division of the Department of Literature, Languages, and Linguistics. Activities and events documented include lectures, film series, musical presentations, and conferences. Records include posters, correspondence, brochures, news clippings, and a report on the Spanish-speaking community in greater Vancouver.

Credit Programs

Series consists of records relating to the administration and development of university credit courses and programs offered by Continuing Studies. Records consist of correspondence and working papers, reports, student handbooks, course guides and oversized posters, budget and financial working papers, meeting minutes, statistics, course proposals, outlines and evaluations, contracts, and publications.

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