Fonds 1285 - Paul Wesley Fox fonds

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UTA 1285


Paul Wesley Fox fonds


  • 1945-1992 (Creation)

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2.6 m of textual and graphic records (15 boxes)
1 cassette tape

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Biographical history

Paul W. Fox was born in Orillia, Ontario Sept. 22, 1921. He earned a B.A. from Victoria College of the University of Toronto in 1944 and a Master of Arts in political science from the U of T in 1947. He graduated with a Ph.D from the London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London) in 1959. Dr. Fox served in various teaching and research positions at the University of Toronto from 1945 to his attainment of the rank of senior research associate of Victoria College in 1986. He also held teaching posts at Carleton College (University) between the years 1948-1954 and taught summer courses at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Victoria at various times throughout the 1940's, 50's and 60's. His areas of special interest were Canadian political process and the concept of leadership.

His varied professional activities included service on numerous advisory committees and boards, particularly with regards to issues related to bilingualism and biculturalism. These activities routinely brought him into contact with major governmental and administrative figures active in the area of national unity. He served as general editor of the McGraw-Hill Ryerson Series in Canadian Politics for which he was also a frequent contributor (1970-).

In addition, Dr Fox was active on the Canadian public broadcasting scene and significantly at the onset of television broadcasting. His radio and television commentaries on the major social and political issues of the day highlight many of the significant events during the height of the Cold War era.

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Includes the following series of records:

  1. General professional correspondence
  2. Publications and manuscripts
  3. Addresses
  4. Radio and television
  5. Professional activities
  6. Lecture notes
  7. Teaching files
  8. Biographical materials

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Series 7: some restricted access to files containing student grades. All other files are open.

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