Series 3 - Correspondence

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UTA 1590-3




  • 1962-2011 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4.3 m of textual records
7 photographs

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Scope and content

Series consists of correspondence with colleagues, family, government bodies, organizations, officials, journalists, politicians (federal, provincial and municipal), community groups and university administrators, pertaining to all aspects of Dr. Mustard’s later career, including the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Founders’ Network, Aga Khan University, Early Years studies, and Council for Early Childhood Development. Correspondence also includes ongoing communication with faculty and deans at various medical schools. Early and personal correspondence includes advocacy for medical research and funding and congratulatory messages on Dr. Mustard’s chairmanship of Task Force on Health Planning.

The records document the administration of various projects and organizations; organizing and attending events; solicitations of advice and feedback; requests to serve in various capacities within organizations; business matters; award nominations for various colleagues; meetings with ministers; advocacy on behalf of various organizations and early childhood development in general;

In addition to correspondence, records gathered in these files also include meeting notes, draft reports, news clippings, press releases, photographs, academic publications, brochures and information packages, CVs, obituaries, material from memorials and other records.

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Files are organized alphabetically by the surname of the individual or the name of the organization. There are several ‘miscellaneous’ files under particular letters of the alphabet. Occasionally, files were labeled by subject rather than correspondent (ex: “Early Years – Quebec” and “Founders’ Outreach”).

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Records are restricted on a file-by-file basis; see the box-file list for details. Files marked ‘restricted’ are closed for 30 years after the last date in the file.

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See also: Projects documented in this series are also represented throughout the fonds. In addition, see meeting notes in series 10 for records of particular meetings with individuals, and travel files in series 5 for records relating to particular visits and project files.

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