Fonds F0020 - Winters College fonds

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Winters College fonds

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1.5 m of textual records
12 photographs
7 audio cassettes

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Winters College, the third college established on the Keele Street campus of the University, was named after the first Chairman of the Board of Governors, Robert Winters, and opened in 1967. The College is affiliated with the Faculty of Fine Arts, and offers an interdisciplinary programme of study of both studio and theory courses in Fine Arts for students who are enrolled in other faculties. The Master is the senior College official and he is assisted by an Academic Advisor, Senior Tutor, Residence Tutor, College Fellows and the College Council, which is an elected body. The residences of the College have a Residence Council made up of representatives of the Floor Councils of the several residence floors. The College pub, the Absinthe, is operated by the College Council, and there is also a Book Room and an Art Gallery at the College. The York University Portuguese Association and the York Association of Mature Students are housed in the College, which is also host to the English Language Institute, which offers English as a Second Language courses.

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The fonds consists of Graduation photographs, 1971-1986; the records of the Canada in the Forties symposium, 1979; and the records of the College Council, 1969-1980.

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  • English

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Some access restrictions apply. Consult the University Archives for details. Files containing personnel, personal, or personally sensitive material are closed for forty years. Files containing personal information of York University students are closed for 100 years.

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In addition to archival material, Archives and Special Collections has gathered material from Winters College which is housed in the Ephemera collection. This material includes ephemera and printed material, including announcement of College events, art exhibitions, calendars, handbooks, and newsletters.


Fonds consists of the following accruals: 1979-034, 1988-031, 1981-034.

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2020/01/12 KCP. Migrated from MARC record. Uploaded legacy for inventory for 1981-034.

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