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Fonds F0039 - Department of French, Italian and Spanish fonds.

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Department of French, Italian and Spanish fonds.


  • 1967-1995 (Creation)

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1.05 m of textual records

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Instruction in French began at the University of Alberta in Calgary in 1958. In 1963, Spanish courses were added. Both were taught in the Department of Modern Languages. In 1969, the Department of Romance Studies was formed in the Faculty of Arts and Science. In 1970/71, Italian was added. In 1977, the department moved to the Faculty of Humanities. The name of the department changed in 1984 to French, Italian and Spanish. In 2010, it became part of the newly created Faculty of Arts.

Heads of the Department of French, Italian and Spanish:
A. Harms, 1969-1971; C.D. Boak, 1971-1972; R.M. Chadbourne, 1972-1975; D. Bresky, 1975-1977; Vacant, 1977/78; M.A. Cromie, 1978-1980; A.A. Greaves, 1980-1985; B. Gill, 1985-1986; A.A. Greaves, 1986-1989; B. Gill, 1989-1990; D.C. Walker, 1990-1994; E.D. Dansereau, 1994-1995; D.C. Walker, 1995-1999; A.J. Wall, 1999-2004; R. Schmidt, 2004-2005; L. Torres, 2005-2011; E.M. Garces, 2011-2014; J.-F. Richer, 2014-2016 (Acting); W. Jordan, 2016-.

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Fonds consists of departmental administrative records including budget files, course outlines, and correspondence relating to the French Language Action Group (FLAG). Fonds includes a series for Course Outlines.

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Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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