- 1970-1999 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
60 cm of textual records
Name of creator
Courses in art were first offered in the 1955/56 school year as part of the Faculty of Arts and Science. In 1964/65, the Department of Fine Arts was formed, with F. E. Churchly as Head. The separate Departments of Art, Drama, and Music were formed in 1968/69 when the Faculty of Fine Arts was created.
In 2010, the Department of Art was moved to the new Faculty of Arts formed from the merger of the four former faculties of Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Communication and Culture.
The Department of Art is committed to the study and practice of the visual arts as these related to educational practice and theory, creative art making, and to the understanding of art in its diverse historical and cultural settings.
Heads of the Department of Art: F.E. Churchly, 1964-1965; A.M. Brown, 1965-1968; E.M. Dodd, 1968-1973; V. Brosz, 1973-1979; L. Cromwell, 1979-1983; J. Polzer, 1982-1983; P.A. Lloyd, 1983-1986; E.M. Dodd, 1986-1987 (Acting); E. Cameron, 1987-1998; G.M. Hushlak, 1998-2005; A. Nishimura, 2005-2009; J.R. Leblanc, 2010-2012; B. Rusted, 2012-.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of the departmental committee minutes and agendas (1970, 1979-1999), unit plan (1990), Head’s Advisory Committee (1993-1997), University Art committee (1970-1976) and other related material.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The fonds are arranged into two series: (1) Minutes and (2) Subject files.
The records are arranged in alphabetical order and original order was maintained with some artificial order in the subject files.
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Conditions governing access
Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The minutes and the files of Heads Advisory committee are restricted due to personal information and must be screened before viewing.
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