Fonds F0412 - D. McCormack Smyth fonds

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D. McCormack Smyth fonds

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22.3 m of textual records
1 film reel : 16 mm : b&w ; 606 feet

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Delmar McCormack Smyth (1922- ), educator, was born and educated in Toronto, receiving the PhD from the University of Toronto in 1972. Originally in manufacturing, Smyth became the assistant administrative director of the Canadian International Trade Fair in the federal Ministry of Trade and Commerce, 1951-1956. He then joined the administration of the University of Toronto as assistant registrar. He subsequently became director of admissions, 1956-1960. After study at Cambridge, he became assistant to the president and lecturer in political science at York University in 1962. Other appointments at York included dean of Atkinson College, 1963-1969, director of the Centre for Continuing Education and professor of administration. He has also served as the vice chairman of the Ontario Council of Regents for Colleges of Applied Arts and Science (1966-1973), as member of the Council of the Bishop Strachan School (1966-1973), and on the Ontario Regional Committee, Canadian Council of Christians and Jews (1965-1970). Smyth has served on editorial boards for journals in the field of education, and has written several articles and books including, 'Government for higher education,' (1970) and co-authorship of 'The house that Ryerson built,' (1984).

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The fonds documents D. McCormack Smyth's career as an administrator both in private corporation and in academic institutions as well as his teaching activities in administration for the period 1947-1986.

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A PDF file list for 1974-013, 1979-014 and 1987-010 is attached to this description. There is no file list for accession 1978-015, as it comprises only one box.

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See York University Office of the President fonds (F0073) for related material.

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1974-013, 1978-015, 1979-014, 1987-010, and 2011-046. No further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/08 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/06 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals.
2014/07/22. Migrated to AtoM.
2018/03/30 KCP: Added GMD, finding aid note, and published.
2019/04/01 KCP. Uploaded legacy finding aid as a PDF.
2019/04/02 J. Grant. Updated access restriction field to reflect expiry of access restrictions. Corrected accession number in legacy finding aid for 1987-010.

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