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J. Roby Kidd collection
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0.06 m of textual records
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James Robbins Kidd (1915-1982), educator and author, was born in Canada and educated at Sir George Williams University, McGill and Columbia University where he obtained the PhD. Kidd served as associate director and later as director of the Canadian Association for Adult Education (1947-1961). For a time in the 1960s he worked as secretary-treasurer of the Social Science Council and the Humanities Research Council before becoming the head of the Adult Education Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (1966-1972). He became the chair of the Canadian Studies Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and was instrumental in bringing Canadian studies to the public school system in Ontario. Kidd's interest in adult education made him an early proponent of the need for adult higher education in the province and this led to his membership on the Organizing Committee of York University in 1958.
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The collection consists of photocopied correspondence, papers, agendas, minutes of the Organizing Committee of York University, and of the Provisional and regular Board of Governors of the same institution, 1958-1961.
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For related records see York University. Organizing Committee of York University fonds (F074); and York University. Office of the President fonds (F073).
The collection comprises the following accession: 1974-009. Further accruals are expected.
These materials were microfilmed in 1974. Originals of these documents can be found in the Canadian Association for Adult Education Archives, in the Archives of Ontario.
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2002/04/04 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/04 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/30 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, access restrictions, related material, extent.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM
2018/07/26 KCP. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD and accession numbers. Uploaded legacy PDF finding aid. Published description and generated finding aid.
2020/03/26 KCP. Added subject access point.
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