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Committees - university

Series consists of records relating to University committees on which the Chair or other Department faculty members sat. It includes correspondence, reports and minutes.


Dallas Smythe served as a professor and/or guest lecturer at several universities from 1948 to 1988, including the University of Illinois; the University of Saskatchewan at Regina; the University of California, San Diego; Simon Fraser University; Temple University; Ohio State University; and the University of Hawaii. Smythe also participated in teach-ins on the topics of the Vietnam War, Reaganomics, and other subjects. He was also involved in research and lecturing at the Centre for International Research on Communications and Information Technology (CIRCIT) in Sydney, Australia.

Series consists of records arising from Smythe's teaching activities at various locations. Series includes course outlines, lecture notes, reference material, class readings, and other materials. The majority of the records in this series relate to courses on the political economy of communications, and other topics in the field of communications.

Agricultural economics

Dallas Smythe began his involvement in the field of agricultural economics in 1934, when he worked as an extension specialist in agriculture for the College of Agriculture at the University of California, Berkeley. In this position, he studied economic outlooks for various California farm products. In 1937, he was hired as an associate economist by the U.S. Central Statistical Board, where he oversaw the collection of statistics for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This involved the review of information collection policies and procedures, and the planning of the Census of Agriculture. Smythe left the Central Statistical Board in 1938.

Series consists of records written or co-authored by Smythe in his positions as extension specialist in agriculture for the University of California, Berkeley, and as an economist for the U.S. Central Statistical Board. Series includes research and reports regarding various farm crops in California, and reports and chart books from the federal Census of Agriculture.

U.S. Federal Communications Commission

Smythe served as Chief Economist for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from 1943 to 1948. In this position, he conducted an economic analysis of the telegraph industry, investigated the issues surrounding the proposed merger of Western Union and Postal Telegraph, carried out studies in farm telephone service, and held public hearings on the post war reallocation of the radio spectrum.

Series consists of records arising from Smythe's employment at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Series includes publications, correspondence, and other materials.

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.

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.


Series consists of records relating to the Association's work with other organizations, government agencies, and with other Women in Trades groups. Activities documented include a national conference in 1980 and participation on a number of advisory committees, among them the Advisory Committee on Training and Employment of Women (ACTEW), established by the Provincial Apprenticeship Board in 1981; the Women's Advisory Committee on Training Access (WACT), an ad hoc group formed in 1983 to lobby for revisions to the Training Access (TRAC) learning modules used by vocational institutes; the Women's Employment and Training Coalition (WETC); and the Women's Skills Development Society. Series includes correspondence, minutes, reports, briefs, newsletters and course-related materials.

Outreach and advocacy

Series consists of records relating to the promotion of women's entry into trades occupations, gathering and dissemination of information about women and trades, and advocacy around specific cases, issues, and events, including sexual harassment and affirmative action. Activities documented include questionnaires circulated on women in trades in 1980 and 1985; speaking engagements and presentations; and an outreach project aimed at high-school students, undertaken in conjunction with the Pacific Vocational Institute and the Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) in 1984-1985. Series includes correspondence, briefs, speeches, questionnaires, graphic materials and photographs, as well as published reference materials.

Education and training

Series consists of records relating to the Association's work documenting and promoting women's access to education and training in trades and technology. Files reflect its concerns with apprenticeships and vocational programmes; activities relating to the Pacific Vocational Institute, later reorganized as the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and the position of Women's Advocate there; and participation in seminars and public forums on training, the workplace, and women's employment opportunities. Series includes correspondence, briefs, course and program outlines, and some government publications.

Reference files

Series consists of documents retained by the Association for reference purposes. It includes press clippings, publications, and compilations of resource information.

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).

University Services / Student Services - correspondence

Series consists of records relating to the Vice-President, Academic's interactions with the senior administrator responsible for student services and with university administrative departments during periods in which they reported to that position. Responsibility for student services was reorganized several times over the period covered by this series, and the records include correspondence with the Dean of Student Affairs (1969-1971), the Vice-President, University Services (1971-1977), and the Director of Student Services (1977-1980). Activities and topics documented include the administrative organization of the portfolio; budget planning; liaison with the Simon Fraser Student Society; and development of student services programs including financial aid, scholarships, day care, residence and housing, health services, and employment and career services. For detailed description of record types, see individual sub-series descriptions.

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.

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