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J. Fraser Mustard fonds
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J. Fraser Mustard fonds

  • UTA 1590
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2011; predominant 1980-2011

Fonds consists of the records of Dr. Fraser Mustard, documenting his long and varied career in health, medicine and education, and his work building interdisciplinary, cross-university institutions for research and advocacy. The contents of the fonds primarily document the last 20-30 years of Dr. Mustard’s career, although there is some coverage of his early research and teaching career in medicine. The fonds provides a significant record of the work of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR) and Founders’ Network, as well as the Early Years Report, Council for Early Childhood Development (CECD), Aga Khan University and Dr. Mustard’s work in Australia.

Records include correspondence, day planners and itineraries, travel files, meeting notes, presentation slides, news clippings, reports, minutes, outreach material, photographs and other records documenting Dr. Mustard’s speeches, awards and honours, writing, travel, and support for various government initiatives, businesses, academic institutions and community organizations. Evident throughout is Dr. Mustard’s innovative approach to pedagogy and organizational structures, his persistent advocacy, and his insistence that governments and communities adopt strategies to early childhood education that are grounded in sound research.

The fonds also documents some aspects of Dr. Mustard’s personal life, including some family correspondence and records relating to personal events, such as his 75th birthday, the publication of his biography, and his death.

Mustard, J. Fraser

Biographical

Series consists of general files documenting the life of Fraser Mustard, including his CV as of 2010. Personal correspondence includes letters relating to his retirement, 75th birthday, biography and his illness near the end of his life. Series also includes various media clippings about Dr. Mustard’s life and work, 1947-2010, including his football career at the University of Toronto, his scientific career, his work with the CIAR and Founders’ Network, and reactions to his work in early childhood development. Series also includes records relating to Mustard’s various awards, memberships and honorary degrees. These records include correspondence, programs, certificates, photographs, plaques, pins and 3-dimensional awards. Awards and media appearances are also documented in video and sound recordings.

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