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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.

Publicity and public relations

The series provides information on the organization of the Public Relations Department and the planning of publicity for S.G.W. and its departments. It contains documents concerning advertising and press conferences as well news releases. The series is divided into the following subseries:

I010/16A Publicity
I010/16B Public relations.

Relations/services external

The series provides information on relations between the University and the Canadian government and the Quebec government, as well as parapublic and private organizations and agencies. The series relates to positions taken by the University, the development of higher education in Quebec, and intiatives towards other universities and colleges on possible collaboration. The series contains briefs, reports, correspondence, and notes. The series is divided into the following sub-series:

I010/17A Government of Canada
I010/17B Government of Quebec
I010/17C Ville de Montréal and Montreal Urban Community
I010/17D Universities and colleges
I010/17E Corporations and societies
I010/17F Foundations and institutes, and various other organizations.

Staff, teaching

The series includes information on the administration of teaching personnel as well as the individual personnel files of teaching staff. The series includes records on appointments and retirements, salaries, job postings, faculty requirements, tenure, negotiations with the Sir George Williams Association of University Teachers and the Concordia University Faculty Association. The series is divided into the following sub-series:

I010/23A Administration
I010/23B Personal records.


The series provides statistics on registration, enrolment, and degrees from 1927-1945 and 1974-1982. The series contains correspondence and reports.

Teaching activities

The series contains a paper evaluating Sir George Williams College based on a survey by two students (1942) and a group of papers written in 1957-1958 on various Canadian Y.M.C.A. activities by students in a Sociology class given by Henry F. Hall.


Material consists of photos, negatives, and slides of Irving Layton at public readings, Irving Layton with Rath and friends at restaurants in Toronto, photos of Layton’s home in Montreal, Layton at book launches, and with his son Max.


Series documents the early years of the communist movement and contains 90 pamphlets dated between 1912 and 1920 collected by S.A. Rochlin and published by or on behalf of various organizations, committees, and unions. Organizations, committees, and unions include: Communist Party of South Africa, African Workers' Club, Building Workers Industrial Union of South Africa, Workers' International League, African National Congress, National Union of South African Students, Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union, South African Native Congress, South African Native Delegation, International Socialist League, All African Convention, and United Party.

Sir William Hales Hingston

The series provides information on Sir William Hales Hingston's career as surgeon and politician, and his experience on different boards of directors, as well as some of the numerous honours he received during his career. It also contains some of his writings, most importantly the manuscript of the Climate of Canada and How It Affects Us which he published.

The series contains correspondence, notes, essays, press clippings, and other documents.

The series is organized into the following subseries:

P0134/A1 Medical Career
P0134/A2 Political Career
P0134/A3 Administrative Career
P0134/A4 Writings
P0134/A5 Honours

Attestations, wills, and certificates

Material consists of family members and friends’ last wills and testaments, appointment of tutorship of children, the transfer of funds, contracts regarding payment dates, a diploma of Teacher of a Model School, grades, insurance policies, fire policies, and the sale of property.

Manuscripts and essays

Series consists of draft manuscripts for essays and reviews published by Derek Stanford concerning the work of Christopher Fry. Series contains 5 spiral-bound notebooks, 2 newspapers, and 2 typescripts.


Series contains records relating to the writing of Peter Desbarats’ book. Material consists of typed and manuscript drafts of the monograph, notations and corrections made by Desbarats and Lévesque, Desbarats preface to “The State of Quebec,” and copies of his introduction and postscript for the paperback edition.


Material consists of love poems and love letters written by Irving Layton to Beatrice Bazar.


Material consists of three poems written by Layton and published in newspapers. The first leaf of poems is entitled Two Poems by Irving Layton and includes the poems “At the Belsen Memorial,” and “Rhine Boat Trip.” The second leaf includes a poem published in The Covenant entitled “Dialogue.”


Series contains photographs relating to the Carolyn Smith fonds. Material consists of portraits of Irving Layton, photographs of Layton, Smith and Doug Brown, Mike Day, and a photograph of Dorothy, Stuart, and Irving.

Video recordings

Series contains video recordings relating to the Irving Layton fonds. Material consists of videocassettes and reels of interviews with Layton, poetry readings given by Layton, and different television, music and film personalities talking about the importance of reading and literacy, which includes a brief talk about Layton’s works.


Series contains agenda and message books relating to René Balcer Archives. Material consists of agendas, message books containing messages from phone calls, wall calendars, notebooks of drawings and treatment ideas.

Articles and blogs

Series contains articles relating to René Balcer and his work. Material consists of articles about the three Law & Order television series, a printout of webpage search results for Law & Order, blog posts about the shows, printouts of interviews with Balcer, audio interview about screen writing, and articles dealing with Universal and Vivendi studios.

Course work

Series consists of course work completed by René Balcer while a Communication Studied undergraduate student at Concordia University. Material consists of film analysis of Storm on Asia, La Chinoise, and film critiques.

Hopewell documents

Series includes records relating to the television series Hopewell. Material consists of drafts and final scripts, beat sheets, research, photographs of production stills used for the opening sequence, set design drawings for set construction and layout, photographs of set items with annotations about the colour, design and layout of a particular set, samples of flooring, paint colours, and shades used in the production, location agreements, a list of directors, cast and crew lists, schedules, production budgets, contacts, and contracts.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent costs

Series contains financial records relating to the series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Material consists of episodic cost recaps, amortization cost reports, drafts and full budget reports for different seasons, production costs, and episodic cost breakdowns.

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