Fonds P0172 - Michael Sheldon fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Michael Sheldon fonds

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

P0172

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1950-1980 (Creation)
    Creator
    Sheldon, Michael

Physical description area

Physical description

50 cm of textual documents

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(1918-2001)

Biographical history

Frank Michael Sheldon was born in England in 1918. He graduated from Oxford University with a B.A. and an M.A. in History. In 1938 he began teaching English in Roumania. In 1940 he married Maire Claire (Mimi) Moisescu in Bucharest. He worked for British Army Intelligence during World War II. Decommissioned in 1945, he worked for the British Embassy in Belgium 1945-1947, and then British European Airways 1947-1948. He emigrated to Canada in 1948. He worked briefly for the Bank of Montreal and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before joining Bell Canada's public relations office. In the 1960s he worked for the pharmaceutical company Smith Kline & French and in 1967 he became executive assistant to the principal of Bishop's University. In 1969 he joined Concordia University founding institution Sir George Williams College as assistant to the principal. Following the 1974 merger of SGW with Loyola College to form Concordia University, Michael Sheldon became executive assistant to the Rector of Concordia, where he remained until his retirement in 1985.

Sheldon published four novels: The Guilded Rule (1963), The Unmelting Pot (1965), The Personnel Man (1966), and Death of a Leader (1971). He also wrote numerous articles and short stories that were published in Canadian magazines, and a number of radio plays.

Michael Sheldon and his wife had three children: Christopher Charles, born in 1943, Sheila Janine, born 1948, and Anthony Michael, born 1950. Mimi Moisescu Sheldon died in 1985. In 1987 Michael Sheldon married Lotte Marcus. They moved to Victoria in 1996. Lotte died in 1998, and Michael Sheldon died in 2001.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Most of the documents in the fonds are related to Michael Sheldon's career as a writer. They include copies of his fictional books; copies of magazines containing articles that he wrote, including some that were ghost-written by Michael Sheldon for executives of companies where he worked; manuscripts and articles on public relations practice; tear-sheets and clippings; and correspondence.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

The documents were given to the Concordia University Archives in 2002 by Michael Sheldon's daughter Sheila Sheldon Collyer.

Arrangement

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres