Fonds F2200 - Classical Association of Canada fonds

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CA OTTCA F2200

Title

Classical Association of Canada fonds

Date(s)

  • 1927-2008 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

0.56 m of textual records

Context area

Name of creator

(1947-)

Administrative history

The Classical Association of Canada was founded in 1947 as a national non-profit organization. Its official languages are English and French. It aims to advance the study of the civilizations of the Greek and Roman world, their later influence, and their creative presence in modern culture. The Association works to promote the teaching of classical languages and civilizations in Canadian schools, colleges and universities, the publication of research in classical studies, and public awareness of the contribution and importance of classical studies, and liberal studies in general, in Canadian education and life.

The Association's activities include an Annual Conference on research and teaching in classical studies, the publication of two international scholar journals, Phoenix and Mouseion, and an electronic newsletter, The Canadian Classical Bulletin. A website Directory maintained by the Association provides information about classical scholars and programmes in Canadian universities. The Association also sponsors essay and translation competitions for high school and university students. The Desmond Conacher Scholarship is awarded to a student entering graduate studies in classics or a related discipline and a Women's Network promotes the study of women, gender and sexuality in the ancient world. The Association is affiliated with the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Fédération Internationale des Études Classiques, and the Canadian Institute in Greece.
The inaugural meeting of the Classical Association of Canada was held on May 24, 1947, with Provost R.S.K. Seeley of Trinity College, President, and Miss S.L. Baker of , Recording Secretary. Also present were: Prof. Todd (UBC), Principal Graham (United College Winnipeg), Dean Neville (UWO), Prof. Salmon (McMaster), Mary E. White (Trinity College), Dean Bennett (Victoria College), Rev. J.T. Muckle St. Michael's College, Mr. Nix and Mr. Keill (Glebe Collegiate, Ottawa), Prof. Preston (Bishop's College), Prof. Craike (Mount Allison), and Dr. and Mrs. Griffin (King's College, Halifax).

The Association has an elected Executive and Council which selects an Honorary President. Current information about the Association can be found on their website.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Records have been acquired in periodic accessions beginning in 1983 with a gift from Prof. Alex Dalzell.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Classical Association of Canada from its founding in 1947. Records include correspondence between members and the President and Secretary, reports with background information compiled by the Association on various topics, programmes of annual conferences, and minutes of regular meetings.

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Accruals

Further accruals are expected

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The records have been arranged by the archivist into three series

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No restrictions on access

Conditions governing reproduction

Various copyright holders. It is the researcher's responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the fonds.

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  • English
  • French

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  • English

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