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The sub-series consists of records relating to the acquisition of land or property by S.G.W. It contains notes and correspondence.


The series provides information on S.G.W.'s capital and operating budgets.

Budget control and accounting

The series provides information on the spending of money by S.G.W. It contains records on revised budgets for departments and offices (1962-1967), and on financial separation from the Y.M.C.A. (1967). It includes financial statements for the periods 1957-1958 and 1962-1967, budget control reports for 1966-1968, and the Treasurer's report for 1968.

Buildings and properties

The series provides information on the acquisition, planning, construction, renovation, use, and rental of buildings. It includes documents related to the administration and maintenance of properties.

C.F. Carsley

C. F. Carsley, chancellor of Sir George Williams University from June 6, 1971 to August 10, 1973. He was the recipient of a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa awarded by Sir George Williams University in June 1973.


The series provides information on student life, university planning and development, publicity, personnel, and numerous other matters. It includes records of internal committees, subcommittees, advisory committees, search committees, task forces, the Board of Governors, and the Senate. The series contains correspondence, reports, membership lists, a code of conduct, a copy of the University charter, and records related to bylaws and amendments, appointments, resignations, and election to and attendance at committees.

The series includes a large number of files covering a wide range of activity. A detailed list of file titles is given in the box contents listing included as an appendix to this finding aid. The committee files are grouped as follows: General, Board of Governors, Financial Aid to Students, Planning and Priorities, Publicity and Identity, Search Committees, Senate, Space and Buildings, University Committee on Development, and University Council on Student Life.

Computer facilites and operations

The series provides information on the proposal for the Application of Simulation on Computers for Long-range Efficient Planning in a University System (ASCLEPIUS) project in 1969, and on the use of the main computer in the Computer Centre in 1983. It contains a report, memoranda, a petition, and notes.

Conferences, seminars, and special activities

The series provides information on the Principals' or Rectors' participation in seminars, conferences, receptions, installations, convocations, and special activities held on or off campus, and on events they participated in. The series includes lectures, speeches, correspondence, documents relating to the organization of internal conferences, notes, invitations, and citations. It contains photographs of the official opening of the Weisman Gallery and of convocations. The series is divided into the following sub-series:

I010/07A Conferences and seminars external
I010/07B Conferences and seminars internal
I010/07C Special activities.

Construction and renovation

The sub-series consists of records related to the construction and the renovation of the Norris Building and the Henry F. Hall Building. It contains correspondence with architects, minutes, sketches, and other documents.

Convocation 1965

1965 Sir George Williams University Fall Convocation. Donald L. Peets (Registrar), honorary recipients Zubin Mehta (Conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra), B. Wynne Roberts (Chancellor Emeritus), and Fraser F. Fulton (Chancellor of the University).

Cooperation and exchange activities

The series provides information on various cooperative activities and exchanges between Sir George Williams and other organizations in Canada or other jurisdictions, including libary cooperation with McGill University, exchange programs with France, Ontario, the People's Republic of China, Costa Rica, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Venezuela, and the English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth. The series contains correspondence and reports.

Curriculum and programs

The series provides information on the various steps involved in the planning, authorization, adoption, evaluation, and modification of courses or programs by departments of S.G.W. The series includes academic planning materials, proposals, course descriptions, course outlines, notes, and correspondence. The series is divided into four sub-series:

I010/09A Curriculum general
I010/09B Arts, Science, and Commerce
I010/09C Faculty of Fine Arts
I010/09D Engineering.

Edwy Cooke

Edwy Cooke, Director of the Sir George Williams Art Galleries at the official opening of the Weissman Gallery in the Henry F. Hall building.


The series provides information on the financing of the University through Quebec provincial government grants, fund-raising, and gifts as well as donations for the Henry F. Hall Building, the Student Loan Fund, and other special projects. It includes records on financial planning and correspondence. The series is divided into the following sub-series:

I010/10A Government of Quebec
I010/10B Fund-raising.

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