Fonds F0235 - Paul Herzberg fonds

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Paul Herzberg fonds

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  • Sound recording

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6.24 m of textual records
2 video cassettes
2 sound recordings
7 photographs

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Paul Herzberg is Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at York University. He was born on 23 September 1936 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and educated at Queen's University (B.A., Physics and Mathematics, 1958), Princeton University (A.M., Physics, 1961), and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (Ph.D., Psychology, 1967). Herzberg joined York University in 1966 and served in various teaching and administrative capacities. His teaching and research have focussed on statistics, including studies of the development of visual techniques, simulations of statistical phenomena, geometrical interpretations of multivariate statistics, etc.; notably, he developed a psychology statistics course with Professor Ron Sheese using the Keller Plan of teaching, which Herzberg taught and refined at York University for over 25 years. With the Keller Plan, students must master, to 80 per cent, each of the course modules before advancing to the next, and complete the required quizzes at their own pace. Herzberg was recognized for his exemplary teaching skills in 1996 when he was awarded the Parents' Association University Wide-Teaching Award.

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Fonds consists of material related to the professorial career of Paul Herzberg, including course files relating to undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and psychology and the Keller Plan statistics course. Fonds also includes material that documents other personal and professional activities, including textbook notes and drafts, diaries, personal correspondence and reference letters. Records have been arranged by the donor into the following series:

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Donated by Paul Herzberg in 2002, 2003, 2009, and 2010.


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  • English
  • German

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Some access restrictions apply. Consult the University Archivist for more information.

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Records related to Herzberg's parents, Gerhard Herzberg, and Luise Herzberg, may be found in Library and Archives Canada.

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2002-023, 2003-003, 2008-053, 2010-052. Further accruals are expected.

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2003/02/11 Ken Hernden:. (Creation)
2003/02/11 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2010/09/13 Ken Hernden. Corrected dates of creation and biographical sketch. Dubeau. Integrate accession 2008-053 and add series descriptions.
2010/09/13 Dubeau. Complete update of description.
2011/02/17 Dubeau. Accession 2010-052 incorporated and series S00484.00 Personal and family files added.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2019/03/01 KCP, N. Roz. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD and accession numbers. Published description and generated finding aid.
2020/03/28 KCP. Added access point(s).

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