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J. Bascom St. John fonds
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12.0 m of textual records
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J. (Joseph) Bascom St. John (1906-1983), journalist and civil servant, was born and educated in Ontario. He began his journalism career in 1929 with the Montreal 'Star,' writing a column and editing a farm publication. In 1945 he joined the 'Globe and Mail' as an editorial writer. His reputation was made by the column, 'The world of learning,' a daily feature in the 'Globe and Mail' from 1958 until 1964. In the latter year, St. John joined the Ontario Department of Education as chair of its Policy and Development Council. In 1971 he became special assistant to the Deputy Minister of Education, retiring in 1973. Along with his journalism and magazine writing, St. John was the author of, 'Spotlight on Canadian education,' (1959).
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The fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, published material, reports, research files, and typescripts of J. Bascom St. John and documents his career as a civil servant and journalist.
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Donated by Phyllis St. John, his wife, in 1982.
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No restrictions on access.
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PDF finding aid attached to this description.
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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1982-015. Further accruals may be expected.
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2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/08 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/07 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in access restrictions, accruals.
2005/03/22 Moir. Correct typographical errors in description and access point. Immediate source of acquisition added. Provenance access point amended.
2014-07-22: last updated
2018-03-30 KCP: added GMD, finding aid note, and published.
2023/09/15 J. Grant. Addition of PDF file list.