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Note: RG 20 also includes accession 80-031.

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Introduction

The History Department at Trent University established itself when the University was first opened. It began offering courses in History during the University's first academic year (1964/1965). The faculty was comprised of Thomas H.B. Symons, who was also the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University, and J.D.P. Martin, who was also the University Librarian. By the following academic year, the number of faculty had tripled. Over the years, the department has grown steadily. In 1995 the History Department had 26 faculty members, which included two Professors Emeriti, and offered 61 courses. As well, a graduate level history program was added in 1971.

These records were accessioned as 80-031 when they were received from the History Department and cover the years 1964-1980.


TRENT UNIVERSITY. DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY fonds

80-031

Extent: .8 m

Access: Restricted. Administrative use only with the permission of the current Chair of the History Department and the University Archivist.

Box 1

Folder

1: Committee on teaching methods, 1966-1968

2: History: related courses

3: M.A., 1978-1979

4: History department meetings, 1974-1978

5: Departmental administration

6: Correspondence: Dean of Arts and Science, 1964-1978

7: Graduate studies in history, 1973-1977

8: Personnel, 1970-1974

9: Departmental visitors, 1968-1978

10: Calendar description, 1973-1974

11: History department minutes, 1967-1974

12: Part-time credit studies, to August 1971

13: Student-faculty liaison committee, 1968-1973 

Box 2

Folder

1: Summer school, 1969

2: Summer school, 1970

3: Summer school, 1971

4: Summer school, 1972

5: Summer school, 1973

6: Summer school: History 10, 1968

7: Curriculum committee, 1973-1980: minutes, correspondence, and proposals for curriculum development

8: Graduate studies: minutes, correspondence, 1970-1979

9: Graduate students, 1972-1975

10: Graduate calendar, “Register of Dissertations”

11: Graduate calendar, 1979

12: Graduate studies calendar committee, 1970

13: Ontario graduate scholarships, 1978, 1980

14: Graduate studies, 1971-1973

15: Graduate studies (history) committee, 1972-1979

16: Costs and revenue policy, 1973

17: Graduate students, 1975

18: Graduate students, financial support, 1966

19: Graduate students, teaching duties, 1979

20: Supervision and examinations, 1971-1972

21: Graduate students, college affiliation, 1971-1972

22: Graduate thesis regulations and approval, 1970-1974

23: Graduate students, assistantships, 1971-1973

24: Graduate studies: library, 1969-1973 (correspondence on library privileges, etc.)

25: Graduate students, 1970-1971

26: Graduate studies programs, 1969-1972 (minutes, correspondence)

27: Graduate studies inquiries, 1971-1973

28: Graduate studies, general, 1972-1973

29: Graduate studies committee, 1971-1972

30: Graduate studies, appraisal, 1969-1970

31: Canada Council, 1970-1978

32: Center for innovation

33: File

34: Fellowships and scholarships, 1973

35: First year subcommittee report, 1971

36: History department, miscellaneous, 1967-1975

37: Part-time studies, 1970-1974

38: Registrar, 1965-1973

39: Social theory, 1972-1974; prospectus, 1972-1973

40: Summer school, 1974-1978

41: Symposium (faculty), 1973-1974

42: Teaching loads, 1967-1975

43: Teaching methods and curriculum, 1968-1969

44: Three-ring circus, 1967-1970

45: Business Archives Council of Canada, 1948, 1968

46: Third year committee and majors, 1971-1972

47: Second year committee, 1971-1972

48: History majors, 1970-1971

49: Second year students, 1969-1970 

Box 3

Folder

1: Mid-year reviews, 1971-1973

2: Art history, 1966 (lectures by Stewart Bagnani)

3: Ancient history, status of history majors, 1970-1971

4: History 10, 1964-1969 (curriculum and prospectus)

5: History 21, 1967-1969 (curriculum and prospectus)

6: History 100, 1969-1972 (curriculum and prospectus)

7: History 100, 1977-1979 (curriculum and prospectus)

8: History 100, 1971-1974 (curriculum and prospectus)

9: History 120, 1972-1979 (curriculum and prospectus)

10: History 20, 201, 210, 1972-1974 (curriculum and prospectus)

11: History 211, 220, 1967-1978 (curriculum and prospectus)

12: History 230, 1971-1978 (curriculum and prospectus)

13: History 30, 300, 1967-1980 (curriculum and prospectus) 

Box 4

Folder

1: History 301, 1972-1973; History 310, 1971-1974 (curriculum and prospectus)

2: History 33, 330, 1966-1978 (curriculum and prospectus)

3: History 350, 351, 360, 1968-1978 (curriculum and prospectus)

4: History 380, 1973-1978 (curriculum and prospectus)

5: History 390, 1970-1975 (curriculum and prospectus)

6: History 402, 403, 420, 1971-1975 (curriculum and prospectus) 

Box 5

Folder

1: History 470, 1967-1977 (curriculum and prospectus)

2: History 480, 1971-1979 (curriculum and prospectus)

3: History 520,  n.d. (curriculum and prospectus)

4: Library, 1976-1980 (correspondence, etc.)

5: Library, 1966-1974 (correspondence, etc.)

6: Canada Council: library research grant, 1967-1972

7: Minutes, September 1966 - May 1970

8: Minutes, September 1970 - April 11, 1980

Box 5

Records deposited by Professor Dale Standen in 2006. Materials include history dept. meetings, curriculum files and disagreements with library policy. Materials date from 1980s to 1990s.

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