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Dr. Kenneth P. Caple papers

Series consists of records made and received by Dr. Kenneth P. Caple in the course of carrying out the duties of Chancellor. It includes correspondence and rolls of congratula.

Jack Diamond papers

Series consists of records made and received by Jack Diamond in the course of carrying out the duties of Chancellor. It includes correspondence and memoranda.

Departmental history

Series consists of records relating to the establishment of the department and its history. It includes proposals, reports, and a history of the department by Kristine Andersen (1985).

Museum of Archaeology

The Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology officially opened on December 15, 1979. Series consists of records relating to the Museum. It includes correspondence, reports, and posters.


Series consists of records relating to various professional associations, including the Archaeology Society of B.C., the Canadian Archaeological Association, the American Anthropological Association, and the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. It includes correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, and reports.

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.

Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairmen

Series consists of materials relating to the participation of the Department Chair in the Council. It includes agenda, minutes, correspondence and reports. Department Chair C.W. Jones served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Council from 1982-1985, and as Council Chair from 1985.

General office files

Series consists of records relating to the broad mandate of Facilities Management and its many activities, including the planning, construction and maintenance of physical plant and grounds, and the planning and delivery of services to the University. It includes meeting agenda and minutes, certificates, contracts, correspondence, copies of deeds, lists, maps, memoranda, plans, and reports.

Radiation safety

Series consists of records related to radiation safety in the facilities of the Department. It includes memoranda, policy and procedure documents, and reports.


Series consists of correspondence and related materials received and sent by the School Director. It includes brochures, memoranda, questionnaires, and annual and other reports. Names that appear in file titles as correspondents or subjects are listed below under Access Points.

Subject files

Series consists of records relating to various subjects, including the B.C. Police College, distance education, the Isaac Ray Memorial Lectures, and Law Foundation grants. It includes correspondence, memoranda, reports and statistics. Names that appears in file titles as correspondents or subjects are listed below under Access Points.


Series consists of various publications of the School promoting its programs. It includes brochures, pamphlets, and reports.

Faculty members

Series consists of records related to the appointment, salary, and tenure of faculty members, as well as research grants. It includes correspondence, curricula vitae, memoranda and reports.

Subject files

Series consists of subject files created by the Department of Kinesiology relating to departmental activities such as course and program development, research, and assisting students in matters such as employment. Series includes reports and essays as well as program and course proposals and evaluations.


Series consists of records relating to the physical facilities of the Department of Kinesiology. Series includes correspondence, memos, financial records, photographs and architectural plans.

Public files

Series consists of topical reference files maintained by the Media and Public Relations Department in order to respond to queries and produce articles for their publications. Examples of topics from SFU's first decade include teaching assistants, labour relations, and the Shell gas station controversy. Series includes news clippings, published articles, correspondence, reports, briefs, working papers, and other documents.

Course files

Series consists of records documenting the content and evaluation standards of courses. Records include course outlines and descriptions, reading lists, class schedules, examination and assignment questions, and other documents.

Administrative files

Series consists of records relating to various administrative activities carried out by the department, including work study programs for students and an honorary degree nomination (Muriel Duckworth). Records include correspondence, proposals, and nomination documentation such as CVs, articles, and other background documentation.

Curriculum and instruction files

Series consists of records relating to the development and delivery of courses that constituted the Canadian Studies program including courses for the certificate in French Canadian Studies and a proposed French bilingual program. Records include correspondence, proposals, reports, course outlines, and other documents.

Senate - Registrar's correspondence

This series consists of records relating to the general conduct of Senate business by the Registrar as Secretary of Senate.

Activities, events and topics documented include setting agendas and meeting times, changes to minutes, preparation of supporting papers, transmittal of reports and other information to members of the University community, Senate elections, and Senate procedures.

Records include correspondence, draft minutes with some detailed accounts of discussion, notes, reports, Senate supporting papers, lists of committee members, and committee terms of reference. Two files contain correspondence regarding the replacement of Senate committee members who were unable to complete their terms.

Senate subject files

Series consists of records relating to various issues considered by Senate.

Activities, events and topics documented include the Admissions Crisis of 1968, which resulted in a student sit-in to protest the lack of transfer credit standards. The Ellis Report, described in another file in this series, was the University's response to that crisis. Examples of other topics include the appointment of a Dean of Graduate Studies and the development of a Co-op Studies Program.

Records include correspondence, Senate papers and minutes, reports, proposals, notes, and other documents.


Series consists of administrative correspondence between the Vice-President, Research and university departments on research-related issues, policy development, and proposals; local companies and international research organizations; and government ministries. Also included are Bruce Clayman's correspondence records when he held the joint position of Vice-President, Research/Dean of Graduate Studies.

Document types include correspondence and working papers, reports, minutes, and publications.


Series consists of records of committees associated with the Student Society. Included are committee appointments, correspondence and related material of the Anti-Calendar Committee, Departmental Student Unions Committee, Executive Committee, External Affairs Committee, Finance Committee, Frosh Orientation Committee, Medical/Health Services Committee, Presidential Search Committee, Services Commission, Student Court Judiciary Committee, Student Implementation Committee, Symposium Committee, and the University Centre Committee.

Student unions

Series consists of records of academic student unions. Included are publications, of the Archaeology Union, Computing Science Union, Economics and Commerce Union, English Union, Geography Union, Graduate Student Union, History Union, Languages Union, PSA Union, Psychology Union, and Women's Studies Student Union. Some Student Union files also contain the constitution, by-laws, and correspondence.

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