Fonds F0110 - Dr. Beverly Rasporich fonds.

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Dr. Beverly Rasporich fonds.


  • 1982-2001 (Creation)

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3.07 m of textual records

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Beverly Jean Rasporich was born in Pickle Crow, Ontario on 1 March 1941. She received her BA in English and Psychology from Queen's University (Kingston, Ont) in 1962. From 1963-1968 she taught high school in Ottawa. She later returned to university and received her MA in Victorian Literature in 1973 and her PhD in Canadian Literature in 1979 from the University of Calgary. From 1981-1982 Dr. Rasporich held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute of Canadian Studies, Carleton University. In 1985 she joined the teaching faculty staff at the University of Calgary as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of General Studies, rising to Professor rank in the Faculty of Communication and Culture (formerly General Studies) in 1992. Dr. Rasporich has served in several administrative positions: she was the Director of the Effective Writing Service at the University of Calgary (1983-1988), the Associate Dean of Academic Programmes (1988-1998), Acting Director of the Canadian Studies Programme (1996-1997) and of the Women's Studies Programme (1998-1999) -- all in the Faculty of General Studies. She served as acting Dean of the Faculty from 1998-1999.

Dr. Rasporich's main teaching and research interests are Canadian Culture, including the literary and visual arts, the regional West, multiculturalism, Native literature and art and Canadian humour. She has published numerous articles and books on these subjects.

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Fonds consists of drafts and original copies of papers and articles written by Dr. Rasporich. Also includes correspondence, personal annual reports (1995, 1998-1999), course outlines and material, research material, and teaching evaluations.

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Fonds is currently arranged into the following series: Scholarly research and professional practice (1999-2010) Scholarly works and research Teaching Correspondence

Fonds is intellectually arranged across some accessions: 2015.015, 2016.003, 2018.76

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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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