Fonds Fonds 2044 - Department of Sociology fonds

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Department of Sociology fonds

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Fonds 2044

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  • 1967-1990 (Creation)

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4.08 m of textual records

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Although the Sociology Department was formally established in 1958, classes in Sociology had been offered since 1940 through the Department of Economics. The merger of Economics and Political Science in 1947 resulted in the creation of a sub-department of Sociology. Within a year of its creation the Department of Sociology was offering graduate level classes and was developing a research program that would focus on ethnic relations, medical sociology, family studies and community development. In an effort to further facilitate excellence in research and scholarly work, the social research unit was created in 1983. The following have served as head of the department: R.E. DeWors (1957-1968); J.E. Abramson (1968-1972); D.R. Cherry (1972-1974); G.S. Basran (1974-1978); B.S. Bolaria (9178-1990); K. Storrie (1990-1993); T. Wotherspoon (1993-).

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This fonds contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, and publications regarding all aspects of the administration of the department.

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Personal material relating to faculty, staff and students is restricted.

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