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Accession Number: 81-017


Professor David Kettler fonds. -- 1969-1979. -- 13 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Professor David Kettler received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He began teaching Political Studies at Trent University in 1971. During his tenure, Kettler was instrumental in setting up the Social Theory program. He was on the Julian Blackburn College Academic Advisory Board from 1976 to 1979. In 1987 he began teaching Cultural Studies. He retired from Trent in 1991.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by Professor David Kettler and was in his custody until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of the personal records of Professor David Kettler relating to his membership in the Julian Blackburn College Academic Advisory Board and to the development of the Social Theory Program at Trent University. Included in the fonds are correspondence, minutes, reports, proposals, financial and budget records, and course and curriculum proposals.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

The fonds was donated by Professor David Kettler.

Restrictions: Permission of Professor Kettler and University Archivist required.

Finding aids: Y

For related records see: R.G. 18 and R.G. 19.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1: Correspondence, minutes, reports and other materials related to the J.B.C.A.A.B., 1976-1979.

2: Contents as per folder 1, n.d. 1977-1979 (JBCAAB)

3: Correspondence, reports and proposals relating to the Oshawa extension programme, 1977-1979 (JBCAAB)

4: Social Theory Programme, 1969-1973; collection of major documents as arranged by Professor Kettler; Kettler letter to Deryck Schreuder, 3 Nov. 1978.

5: Copy 2 of major Social Theory documents; plus manuscript drafts of programme reports, 1972.

6: Financial and budget records; correspondence and memoranda; course and curriculum proposals, 1976-1979. (Social Theory)