Fonds F0059 - York University Faculty of Fine Arts fonds

Accession 1981-023 Accession 1984-021 Accession 1986-001 Accession 1987-019 Accession 1988-008 Accession 1988-024 Accession 1989-030 Accession 1990-011 Accession 1991-025 Accession 1992-017 Accession 1993-026 Accession 1994-030 Accession 1995-004 Accession 1995-017 Accession 1996-015 Accession 1997-005 Accession 1997-022 Accession  1999-040 Accession  2000-035 Accession 2001-046

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York University Faculty of Fine Arts fonds

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41.4 m of textual records

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The Faculty of Fine Arts was instituted in 1967 with programmes in the visual arts, film, music and theatre. The programmes of study combine research and practise and emphasize an interdisciplinary approach. In 1967 it was the only Faculty of Fine Arts at a Canadian university.
Within the faculty there are departments for each of the areas of study. The departments are responsible for budgeting, for policy implementation and for co-ordinating the tripartite functions of the faculty: teaching, research and creative work. In 1974 a Master 's degree was first offered in Visual Arts and by 1983 there were graduate programmes in Art History, Dance, Film & Video, Music, Theatre as well as Visual Arts.

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The fonds consists of records relating to the primary functions of the Faculty of Fine Arts which are teaching, research and service to the community. It includes records of the Dean, 1968-1987; the Visual Arts Dept., 1968-1987; the Dance Dept., 1969-1985; and the Theatre Dept., 1969-1990.

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Some access restrictions apply. Consult the University Archivist for details. Files containing personnel, personal, or personally sensitive material are closed for 40 years. Files containing personal information of York University students are closed for 100 years. Written permission to view closed files must be obtained from the department from which the records originated, and be directed to the Archivist, York University.

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The fonds includes material from the following accruals: 1981-023, 1984-021, 1986-001, 1987-019, 1988-008, 1988-024, 1989-030, 1990-011, 1991-025, 1991-040, 1992-017, 1993-026, 1994-030, 1995-004, 1995-017, 1996-015, 1997-005, 1997-022, 1999-040, 2000-035, and 2001-046.

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Archives and Special Collections has copies of the minutes of the Faculty Council (1970-1991), as well as minutes of some of its committees (1975), which are housed in the Ephemera collection. These are the official minutes of these bodies to the extent that they have been prepared and distributed to members of the bodies and the University community. They may or may not be identical to records kept by the recording officers of these bodies. In addition to archival records, Archives and Special Collections has gathered other material from the Faculty of Fine Arts which is housed in the Ephemera collection. This material consists of printed material and ephemera, including announcements of performances, exhibitions, conferences, programmes and public events, calendars, exhibition catalogues, handbooks, newsletters, professional publications, programmes and reports from the several departments and art galleries (Fine Arts on Markham, IDA, McLaughlin Hall) associated with the Faculty.

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2002/04/04 Jizi Chen. Last updated.
2020/01/12 KCP. Migrated from MARC record.
2023/11/30 KCP. Upload legacy finding aids.

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