Fonds F0587 - Robert J. Drummond fonds

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Robert J. Drummond fonds

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0.7 m of textual records
13 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm and 17.5 x 12.5 cm

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Robert Johnston Drummond was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1945 and earned his BA at York University in 1968, followed by an MA and PhD at Northwestern University (Illinois) in 1968 and 1975 respectively. Starting in 1968 as a research assistant, Drummond has progressed up the academic ladder in his career at York to the rank of University Professor in 2009, as well as having served in a variety of administrative positions within his home faculty including Chair of the Department of Political Science (1986-88), Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1988-93), Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1993-94), Associate Director for the Centre for Research on Work and Society (1999-2001), and Dean of the Faculty of Arts (2001-2009). In addition, Drummond has served in various pan-university capacities including as Chair of Senate (2000-2001), and with the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) in various roles, in particular with committees concerned with pay equity, retirement and pension issues. Drummond's writing reflects his teaching interests in the Canadian government, Ontario politics, the politics of aging, public policy and research methods.

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Fonds consists of Drummond's course notes as a student in Canadian political science including his doctoral thesis; various draft papers and chapter contributions, especially his work on several editions of The Government and Politics of Ontario; records pertaining to Drummond's work on the Task Force on Liberal Arts Education; documentation regarding a conference and festshrift honouring the first Chair of the Department of Political Science Douglas Verney, including proposed papers (the festshrift was not completed); records documenting Drummond's YUFA activities, particularly with regard to retirement and pension issues; conference papers and lecture notes; correspondence pertaining to his work and achievements at York University; and photographs of Drummond taken at York University events. It also includes copies of Drummond's poetic writings pertaining to Robert Burns' dinners, odes to York faculty and staff, and essays and memorabilia from his days as an undergraduate student at York.

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Donated by Prof. Drummond in 2010, 2012 and 2014.


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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2010-059, 2012-027, 2014-043. Further accruals are expected.

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2011/06/17 Dubeau:. (Creation)
2011/06/17 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2011/06/21 Dubeau. Complete biographical sketch.
2012/07/19 Dubeau. Added accession 2012-027.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2018/12/10 KCP, N. Roz. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD and accession numbers. Published description and generated finding aid.
2019/04/24 J. Grant. Addition of 2014-043.
2020/03/28 KCP. Added access point(s).

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