Series 6 - Letters of Recommendation and Evaluation

Identity area

Reference code

UTA 1688-6


Letters of Recommendation and Evaluation


  • 1974-2013 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.59 m of textual records
28 digital files (265 KB)

Context area

Name of creator


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The records in this series from B2008-0023 document Prof. Rayside’s roles as both a mentor to students and colleagues, as well as his role as a peer reviewer. This series consists of letters of recommendation written for students applying to scholarships, graduate schools, and employment. The correspondence covers the period from 1974 to 1995 and is grouped alphabetically. A second set of files including electronic files contain mainly reviews and evaluations. They include: letters of support for grant applications, awards, tenure and promotion; reader’s reports for peer review journals such as the Canadian Journal of Political Science as well as reviews of monographs and articles for various publishers; evaluations for both teaching assistants and Ph.D. students; and comments and evaluation for proposed research projects by peers.

The records in this series from B2013-0015 contain material documenting his academic staffing and promotions recommendations, his grant reviews, letters of recommendation he has written for students, research assessments, and research reviews as well as person or publication-specific files.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

These files are grouped in the above mentioned order and arranged chronologically within each group. The files consist of correspondence, notes, reader’s reports, and application documents.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access


  • Files are restricted for 30 years from the latest date of file activity to protect the privacy of third parties.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Folder list for digital files in B2008-0023. See Appendix 1 in finding aid linked below.

Uploaded finding aid

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Retrieval code

B2008-0023/005 - /006

Retrieval code

B2013-0015/013 - /015

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used




Accession area

Finding aid



Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places