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Fonds F0032 - Dr. F. B. Cooper fonds

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CA ACU ARC F0032

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Dr. F. B. Cooper fonds

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  • 1958-2018 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

16.37 m of textual records and some electronic records and sound recordings.

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Biographical history

Fraser Barry Cooper was born in Vancouver on 3 September 1943. As a teenager, he attended the Shawinagan Lake School, a private school on Vancouver Island. After completing high school in 1962, he attended the University of British Columbia, graduating with an Honors B.A. in Political Science in 1965. He received his graduate degrees at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina in 1967 and 1969. His first teaching position was at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec during the 1969-1970 session. In 1970 he taught at McGill University as a visiting assistant professor. Later that year he was hired as an assistant professor by York University, where he remained for the next ten years, being promoted to associate professor in 1976. In 1981 he moved to the University of Calgary Department of Political Science as a full professor. Dr. Cooper has written numerous books and journal articles on the subjects of political philosophy, the media and Canada's constitutional crisis. He is frequently sought after as a speaker and has delivered papers at numerous Canadian, American, French, German and Czech Learned Society meetings, at several Canadian, American, German and Indian Universities, and at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing and The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He is a regular contibutor of journalistic articles to national and local newspapers and magazines, and has appeared on national and local radio and television. As a consultant, Dr. Cooper has undertaken research in the area of political culture and political risk analysis for major oil companies, media analysis for federal and provincial government Departments and for national political parties. Dr. Cooper has been awarded numerous honours, fellowships and research awards for his work as a teacher, a writer and a researcher. In 1993, in recognition of his contribution to academia, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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Fonds consists of records created and collected by Dr. Cooper over a forty year period in his various professional and personal roles as student; university professor, supervisor and advisor; colleague; scholar; author; consultant; son; father; and friend.

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The fonds is arranged into seven series, including: (I) Correspondence, 1958-1994; (II) Grants, awards and fellowships, 1980-1995; (III) Conferences and speaking engagements, 1979-1994; (IV) Publications and research notes, [ca.1973]-1996; (V) Activities, 1967-1997; (VI) Politics, 1970, 1977, 1989-1993; and (VII) Consulting, 1986-1991. Two of the series have been further sub-divided due to the extent and nature of the records they contain. The Correspondence series is divided into four sub-series, including: (1) School and undergraduate correspondence and associated material, 1958-1964; (2) General correspondence, 1974-1994; (3) Student correspondence, references and associated material, 1981-1989, 1991-1994; and (4) Correspondence with individuals, 1976-1994. The Publications and research notes series is divided into three sub-series, including: (1) Books, [ca.1982]-1996; (2) Articles and research notes, [ca.1973]-1993; and (3) Newspapers, magazines and book reviews, 1980-1993.

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Some files are restricted for a period of 25 years from the date of creation

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A limited amount of correspondence and other items are in French and German.

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