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David Farr fonds Series
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Biographical and obituary information

The series consists of records written and accumulated by David Farr about various colleagues at Carleton University, for both promotional endeavours and as obituaries.

Non-University Affiliated Committees

The series consists of correspondence, and records relating to administrative activities, Board minutes, conferences which were created and accumulated by Dr. Farr while participating in the various committees.

Dr. Farr has been involved in various committees dedicated to the advocacy of Canadian history, both locally and nationally. Among these include the Canadian Historical Association, Canadian Centenary Council, and the Historical Advisory Council. His participation in such groups varied between committee and jury member, and chairman.

University Affiliated Committees

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Dr. Farr while participating in the various committees.

Dr. Farr has participated in numerous university committees during his years at Carleton College, and later Carleton University. Such organizations have been the Academic Planning Committee, Interfaith Committee, Promotions Committee and Search Committee, and other affiliated committees.

Personal Files

Series consists of records which Dr. Farr has collected over the past thirty-eight years. The records contain correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to P.B. Waite's honourary degree and Arnold Davidson Dunton, the history of archives in Canada, obituary notices, a signed yearbook, other miscellaneous newspaper clippings, articles and memorabilia.

The Carleton Library (Carleton University Press)

Series consists of correspondence, Board meeting minutes, and pamphlets which relate to the administration, selection process, and publications of Carleton Library. This material was created and accumulated by Dr. Farr while a member of the Editorial Board.

The Carleton Library, also known as Carleton University Press, is a venture launched by the Institute of Canadian Studies in 1963; the first publication project of its kind in Canada. The purpose of the Library is to publish and make available inexpensive paperback editions of important works in the fields of Canadian history, politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, geography and journalism. As a member of the Editorial Board, Dr. Farr aided in the selection of publications for Carleton Library.

Carleton International

Series consists of newspaper clippings and reports relating to Carleton International. This material was created and accumulated by Dr. Farr as a participant in Carleton International and as Director of the Paterson Centre for International Affairs.

Established as an administrative unit of Graduate Studies and Research, Carleton International (named the Paterson Centre for International Programs until 1986), co-ordinated academic exchanges between Carleton and universities throughout the world and, identified and informed the university community of international academic opportunities. After the name change in 1986, Carleton International's activities as a "foreign office" expanded to include greeting visitors from the international community and negotiating contracts and grants from agencies dealing with international issues. As a specialist in Canadian external relations, Dr. Farr joined Carleton International to work towards these efforts. In 1979 Dr. Farr was appointed Director of the Paterson Centre for International Affairs.

National Associations

Series consists of associations' Board meeting minutes, briefs, bulletins, correspondence, invitations, membership lists, memorandums, pamphlets, and reports. This material was created and accumulated by Dr. Farr while he was a member of these National associations.

Since 1962, Dr. Farr has been involved in several associations which foster and promote research, scholarship and enjoyment of the arts, humanities, and social sciences within Canada. Some of these associations include the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Canada Council, the Social Science Research Council of Canada and Social Science Federation Research Council of Canada.

School of International Affairs

Series consists of correspondence with students and academics, course materials, memorandums, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and reports which relate to the School of International Affairs and the Paterson Centre for International Programs. Thus material was created and accumulated by Dr. Farr.

The School of International Affairs was created in 1965 as an administrative unit of Division II of the Faculty of Arts. The School was established to promote structural study and professional research and publication in the field of international affairs. The name of the School was changed in 1974 to the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. When the Faculty of Arts separated into two faculties in 1976, the School joined the Faculty of Social Science. In addition to teaching in the School of International Affairs, Dr. Farr was also the Dean between 1963-1969 when the School was part of the Faculty of Arts.

Institute of Canadian Studies

Series consists of correspondence with students and academics, conference and course materials, meeting minutes, memorandums, pamphlets, and reports which reflect Dr. Farr's teaching and administrative responsibilities for the Institute of Canadian Studies.

The Institute of Canadian Studies was established in 1957 as an administrative unit of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Faculty of Arts and Science. In 1963, when the University reorganized into four faculties, the Institute of Canadian Studies became part of the Faculty of Arts, where it remained until 1976. When the Faulty of Arts separated into two faculties; the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Science, the Institute of Canadian Studies joined the Faculty of Arts. In 1992, the Institute became the School of Canadian Studies. As professor of Canadian history and as Dean of Arts (1963-1969), Dr. Farr's teaching and administrative responsibilities extended to include the Institute of Canadian Studies.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Series consists of correspondence with students and academics, course offerings, Faculty Graduate Board meetings, memorandums pertaining to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. This material was created and accumulated by Dr. Farr while lecturing at Carleton University.

In 1954, a Senate Committee on Graduate Studies met to consider the acceptance of candidates for Masters programs. This Committee which became the School of Graduate Studies in 1960, was created as an administrative unit of the Faculty of Arts and Science. In 1963, when Carleton reorganized into four faculties the Faculty of Graduate Studies was created. Eleven years later, the name of the Faculty changed to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. In addition to undergraduate responsibilities Dr. Farr's duties extended to include Graduate Studies.

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