Series F-326-1 - Gene Waddell SFU architecture manuscript

The Design for Simon Fraser University and the Problems Accompanying Excellence by Gene Waddell [... The Design for Simon Fraser University and the Problems Accompanying Excellence [images]

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Gene Waddell SFU architecture manuscript

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  • 1998 (Creation)
    Waddell, Gene

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0.23m of textual records and photographic material

Digitized materials:
85 MB of textual records and photographic material : pdf (preservation and access copies)

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Biographical history

Gene Waddell holds an MA in architectural history from UCLA. His written numerous articles, which have appeared in professional journals such as the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians; Architectural History: Journal of Architectural Historians of Great Britain; and Against the Grain. He served as Director of the Florence Museum from 1969-1975, Director of the South Carolina Historical Society from 1976-1984, Associate Archivist at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities from 1985-1993, Head of Collections Development for the Library of the Canadian Centre for Architecture from 1993-1996, and College Archivist and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art History at the College of Charleston from 1999-2009.

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The series consists of an unpublished manuscript created by Gene Waddell for the Canadian Centre for Architecture.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.

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Physical condition

The physical copy of the original manuscript in the Archives' reading room is a photocopy.

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The manuscript was among other materials originally donated to the SFU Archives by the SFU Library.


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Digitized materials are available from the associated description in SFU AtoM.

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Open, no restrictions

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The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) retains copyright to the manuscript as a whole. Multiple owners including Gene Waddell, SFU, and others also retain copyright to specific images that appear in the manuscript.

Requests to publish portions of the manuscript or to reproduce any images beyond what is permitted in the Canadian Copyright Act must be submitted in writing to the CCA at the following address:

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May 2015: first arrangement and description completed (Michelle Curran).
July 2022: arrangement and description updated (Matthew Lively).

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