Fonds F-37 - Thelma Finlayson fonds

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Thelma Finlayson fonds

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  • 1950 - 1999 (Creation)
    Finlayson, Thelma

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58.5 cm of textual records
258 drawings

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Thelma Finlayson is a distinguished entomologist who served as a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University from 1967 until her retirement in 1979. Her research interests have centered on the classification of immature stages of insect parasites of forest and agricultural pests. Since 1979 she has been Professor Emerita and continues to be actively involved with the university, contributing time, counsel and private funds. The university established the Thelma Finlayson Society in 1989 in honour of her many contributions to SFU.

Custodial history

The records were donated to the Simon Fraser University Archives by Dr. Thelma Finlayson in two accessions. The first accession was received in 1992 and the second was received in 2010.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records made or received by Thelma Finlayson. Records reflect Professor Finlayson's research interests, teaching activities, administrative service to SFU, and participation in scholarly organizations. Includes correspondence, referee reports, lecture schedules, midterm exams, final exams, marking schemes, laboratory lessons, newsletters, agendas, publications, press releases, newspaper clippings, drawings and graphs.
Fonds is arranged into 5 series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. SFU subject files
  3. Publications
  4. Course files
  5. Drawings

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The materials were arranged by the Archivist.

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  • English

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Some files may contain personal or confidential information. Access to these files may be restricted as stipulated by Archives policy or the donor. Files marked 'pending review' must be reviewed by an archivist prior to release, and as a result of the review access restrictions may apply. Please see the file lists and consult the archivist for more details.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

To the best of the SFU Archives knowledge, there may be copyright restrictions on files ranging from F-37-5-0-0-1 to F-37-5-0-0-9 in series 5: Drawings. In regards to file F-37-5-0-0-10 and with files ranging from F-37-5-0-0-12 to F-37-5-0-0-36 in series 5: Drawings, these drawings are protected by copyright, and copyright belongs to the Entomological Society of Canada. Researchers may request copies for purposes of private study, research, or other use permitted under fair dealing as set out in the Canada Copyright Act. Use of copies for any other purpose requires the copyright owner's permission.

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Series descriptions and file lists are available. Additional biographical material selected by Thelma Finlayson is available in the hard copy version of the finding aid maintained in the Archives Reading Room.

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All accessions have been processed as of December 2015. No further accruals are expected.

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RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.



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Finding aid prepared by Krisztina Laszlo, Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (February 2001).

Revised by Lisa Beitel (February 2006).

Updated by Enid Britt (March 2006).

December 2015: accrual processed to series 1 and 5 (Marilyn Ramen).

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  • English

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