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Howard Buchbinder fonds
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- Textual record
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1964-2010, predominant 1968-1994 (Creation)
- Buchbinder, H. (Howard)
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9.12 m of textual records
22 audio reels
1 photograph : col. ; 8.5 x 10.5 cm
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Name of creator
Howard H. Buchbinder, educator and author, was a professor in the Social Science Department at Atkinson College, York University from 1972 to 1996. A veteran of WWII, he received his degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri in 1949 and his M.S.W., Social Work from the University of Kansas in 1960, after which he worked in community organizations and taught at St. Louis University in St.Louis, Missouri. At York University, Buchbinder also taught for the Faculty of Environmental Studies and was instrumental in the graduate programme in Social Work, resulting in his appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. He was also very active on York University committees and associations, chairing the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) and the Department of Social Science in particular. In addition, he was a founding member of Praxis Corporation, a non-profit research organization established in Toronto in 1968 to develop social theory and generate social change. Buchbinder authored many articles about universities and the role of funding and politics. His books include: 'The University Means Business' (with J.Newson), (1988); and 'Who's On Top? The Politics of Heterosexuality' (with V. Burstyn, D. Forbes, M. Steedman), (1987). Buchbinder passed away in Toronto on 8 January 2004 at 77 years of age.
For some years prior to their donation to the archives, the records in accession 2013-005 were loaned by Howard Buchbinder to a journalist working on a project related to the Praxis Research Institute for Social Change.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records pertaining to Howard Buchbinder's activities at York University and his involvement with the Praxis Corporation. The fonds consists of research files, professorial files containing course material (1970-1990), YUFA files (1979-1994), Atkinson College files (1988-1989), correspondence, draft writing and published articles, legal documents and audiovisual materials.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Buchbinder in 1994 and 1996. Accession 2013-005 was donated by Amnon Buchbinder in 2013.
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Donor specified no restrictions; FIPPA applies for personally sensitive third-party information such as student grades and employment information. Requests must be directed to the University Archivist.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
The fonds comprises the following accession: 1994-026, 1996-018, 2013-005. Further accruals may be expected.
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2002/04/03 Marie-Josee Levesque:. (Creation)
2002/04/03 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/09 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Update wording: access restrictions, accruals.
2010/02/12 Dubeau. Updated description to include link to accession 1996-018, and to revise biographical sketch, and restrictions on access. Immediate source of acquisition was also added.
2010/02/12 Dubeau. Corrected dates of creation.
2013/07/24 J. Grant. Updated extent and scope and content to reflect addition of 2013-005.
2013/07/30 J. Grant. Correction in series id field and addition to bio sketch.
2013/08/21 Dubeau. Added custodial history note.
2013/08/21 Dubeau. Corrected typos.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2020/03/29 KCP. Added access point(s).
2021/09/09 J. Grant. Post-migration metadata clean up. Published description and generated finding aid.
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