The series partially documents Francess Halpenny’s professional involvement in promoting social sciences and humanities generally and Canadian studies and research in particular. It also documents her participation into the activities of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s (SSHRCC) assessment committee on the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (CIHM), from 1981 to 1983 ; into activities of the Journal of Canadian Studies editorial board, from 1985 to 1995 ; into activities of the National Research Council of Canada’s review subcommittee on the Canadian Journals of Research, in 1985 and 1986 ; into activities of the International Council for Canadian Studies’ adjudication committee with regard to the attribution of the Canadian Studies Award, from 1986 to 1988 ; into activities of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s selection committee in relation to the attribution of the Jules and Gabrielle Léger Fellowship, from 1989 to 1992. The series also documents Halpenny’s researches in preparation of writing the report "Canadian collections in public libraries" for the account of the Book and Periodical Development Council, from 1984 to 1991 ; her developing a master’s course on the history of publishing for the Canadian Centre for Studies on Publishing at Simon Fraser University, in 1988 and 1989 ; her participation into discussions on the Royal Visit to Queen’s University, in 1991 ; her interest in University of Windsor Humanities Research Group lectures and activities, in 1992 ; and her support to candidates for prizes such as the Molson prize, the Lorne Pierce Medal, and the Royal Society of Canada’s Sir John William Dawson Medal, in 1992. The series also partially documents Halpenny’s involvement in the Canadian Children’s Literature, the Canadian Society of Children’s Author, Illustrator and Performers (CANSCAIP) and the Ontario Library Association.
The series consists of 11 files including minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports and application for awards.