Fonds 1748 - John Arthur Sawyer fonds

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UTA 1748

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John Arthur Sawyer fonds

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  • 1952-2012, predominant 1952-1996 (Creation)

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0.20 m of textual records (2 boxes)
702 KB of born-digital records (4 files; .doc)

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(1924–)

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John A. Sawyer was born in Toronto in 1924. He graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1947 and then went on to receive an M.A. (Economics, 1948) from University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from University of Chicago (1966). After teaching at the University of Alberta (1949–50) and the Royal Military College (1951–53), he worked for the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. In 1960 he began teaching at the University of Toronto and was appointed a full professor in 1965. He remained at U of T until retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1990. Dr. Sawyer married Virginia Peterson in 1952, and has three sons.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, lecture notes, drafts of articles and addresses, documenting the career of John Sawyer at Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, and the University of Toronto, at the last especially as chair of the Commerce Programmes, with the Faculty of Management Studies, and as Director of the Institute of Policy Analysis. Also includes a revised (2012) copy of Professor Sawyer's memoirs.

Also included are 4 word-processing files:


  • MEMTWO.DOC - Memoirs of a Statistical Economist's Random Walk through Academic Life (Revised edition March 15, 2012)
  • RSMHIS31.DOC - The Rotman School: An Historical Perspective 1901-1998
  • BOOKCH4.DOC - From Commerce to Management: The Evolution of Business Education at the University of Toronto
  • CV.DOC - Curriculum vitae

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