- 1950-1997 (Creation)
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Professional correspondence in this series is arranged chronologically. It documents Prof. Hume’s varied activities but, noting the volume (1 box), it is clear that it is by no means complete. Early correspondence files contain job offers, discussions for contract work, invitations to talks and to attend meetings, as well as memoranda on faculty salaries. Correspondence during the 1960s, reflect his work on television and film productions and the development of the taped FORTRAN lectures for university use. There is also some correspondence on the establishment of the graduate program in Computer Science. This time period as well as the following decade is also characterized by Prof. Hume’s role as a peer reviewer and referee. Included are comments and reviews for several editorial boards, letters of recommendations for graduate students as well as recommendations given to peers for awards and appointments. Correspondence also document’s Prof. Hume’s many invitations and responses to speak or participate in seminars and meetings.
There is only a small amount of correspondence after 1980 and most of this relates to his appointment as Master of Massey College. Absent is any correspondence documenting his many administrative roles other than congratulatory notes. Correspondence with publishers have been kept with the related manuscripts in Series 3 and there is additional correspondence regarding his broadcasting endeavors in Series 5.
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