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Accession Number: 92-012

Title

Professor Denis Smith fonds. Additions. -- 1962-1976. -- 30.5 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

S.G. Denis Smith was born in 1932 in Edmonton. In 1953 Denis graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours from McGill University. At McGill he received the J.W. McConnell Scholarship and an I.O.D.E. post-graduate scholarship for Oxford University in England. From 1953 to 1956 Denis attended Oxford University and obtained his Master's Degree and a Bachelor of Literature. While in Oxford he received an Exhibition Scholarship and a grant from the Bryce Fund to travel and study in Poland. In 1956 he returned to Canada and by 1962 had received three grants and written a number of papers and reviews on political material. Denis Smith has held a number of university positions throughout his career. He was with the Department of Political Economy at the University of Toronto from 1956 to 1957; Department of Political Science, York University from 1960 to 1961 and was the first Registrar of that University. He held the Vice-President's position (1964-1967) (Researchers are directed to R.G. 2). He was Master of Champlain College from 1969 to 1971 and a professor in the Department of Political Science to 1983 when he left to teach at University of Western Ontario and become Dean of Social Sciences. At Trent he was Chairman of the Politics Department from 1967 to 1968. He was editor of the Journal of Canadian Studies from 1966 to 1975, editor of the Canadian Forum from 1975 to 1979 and President of the Canadian Periodical Publishers Association from 1975 to 1977. He has written four books: "Bleeding Hearts, Bleeding Country", 1971; "Gentle Patriot", 1973; "Diplomacy of Fear", 1988 and "Rogue Tory", 1995.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Denis Smith until he donated it to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence concerning Politics courses at Trent University, general correspondence regarding the Department of Politics, correspondence and clippings concerning Ron Thom--architect, John Stubbs, the Liberal Convention of 1968, library matters, Professor Frank Underhill, Trent University clippings, records concerning Lakefield College School, University of Kent, University of Alberta, McGill University and York University.

Notes

Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Denis Smith.

Restrictions: Folders 4, 8 and 10 are closed.

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the National Archives of Canada and the Archives of York University.

This fonds along with 89-009 is an addition to 86-001.

For related records see: 80-024, 82-015 and 95-007.

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Box 1

Folder:

1: Politics 100 - 1968-1975 - lectures and tutorials materials - course outline drafts, etc.

2: Politics 100 - 1964-1970 - photocopied readings

3: Politics 200 - 1973-1975 - exams - essays - correspondence

4: Canadian Studies 330 - 1974-1976 - correspondence re: students, [closed file]

5: Canadian Studies 330 - 1973-1976 - syllabuses and reading lists - correspondence,

6: Politics-History 400 - 1970-1975 - correspondence - course reaadings, exams - student essay, etc.

7: Supervisees - 1964-1970 [closed file]

8: Department of Politics - 1969 - reports - correspondence, etc.

9: Department of Politics: General - 1974- 1976 - reading lists - correspondence and memos, etc.

10: Student Recommendations - 1967-1976 [closed file]

11: Thom, R.J. (Trent's master planning architect) - 1963-1970 - correspondence - clippings

12: Stubbs, J.O. - 1966-1973 - correspondence re: teaching positions at Trent (1967-69), scholarships, etc.

13: Committee on Leaves & Sabbaticals - 1966-1971 - correspondence - reports

14: Liberal Convention - 1968 - correspondence - clipping

15: Library: General - 1967-1970 - correspondence re: opening, etc. - reports

16: Library: Budget - 1966 - correspondence - budget information

17: Library: Canada Council Brief - 1965- 1967 - requests for assistance - applications for grants - correspondence

18: Library: Gifts - 1962-1970 - correspondence

19: Library Services Committee - 1967-1970 - minutes - correspondence

20: Underhill, Professor Frank - 1964 - correspondence re: library acquisitions

21: Library - 1964 - correspondence re: 1st annual report

22: Library: Canadiana Collection - 1963- 1971 - correspondence re: donations

23: Library of Religion - 1965 - correspondence re: gifts (also, correspondence re: Trent insignia)

24: Peterborough Public Library - 1962-1965 - correspondence - reports

25: Oxford University - 1962-1968 - correspondence - articles, etc.

26: University of Toronto - "Report of the Commission on the Government of the University of Toronto: Toward Community in University Government" [196?], etc.

27: Trent University - 1964-1966 - clippings

28: York University - 1962-1967 - correspondence - clippings

29: Independent Schools: General (including Lakefield Preparatory School) - 1964- 1965 - correspondence - address by T.H.B. Symons, etc.

30: University of Alberta - 1965-1970 - correspondence - clippings

31: University of Kent at Canterbury - 1964 - correspondence - portfolio of photographs of University of Kent at Canterbury [1964]

32: McGill University - promotional materials re: Canadiana at McGill - clipping 1969, etc.  

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