Series 7 - Research

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UTA 1738-B2018-0023-7




  • 1950-2017 (Creation)

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1.04 m of textual records (8 boxes)

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Series consists of material documenting Prof. Safarian’s research activity spanning more than six decades. Material reflects his research approach, the scope of his research interests over time, and the research assistance and partnerships that underlie his prolific research output. Included in this series are grant applications, proposals and reports to various funding bodies including SSHRC and the Donner Foundation, as well as an extensive collection of files containing correspondence, annotated articles, and both handwritten and typed article summaries and notes. Many of the article summaries used by Prof. Safarian in his research and publications were produced by student research assistants, including Walid Hejazi who would later become a colleague and co-author of a number of papers.

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The series is divided into three sections (administrative, topical, and general research files). Topical research files are arranged loosely by subject matter to preserve the original order in which the material was received. The remaining files (in the administrative and general research files sections) are arranged chronologically, as no original order could be discerned.

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All files are open with the exception of the following file listed below:
B2018-0023/032(10): Restricted. Contact University Archivist.

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Research files associated with projects in which Prof. Safarian was commissioned by an outside body (the Justice Department, CIAR, etc.) can be found in Series 2 (Employment). Research files associated with a specific publication or writing project can be found in Series 6 (Manuscripts and Publications).

Unless heavily annotated, photocopied articles read and saved by Safarian in the course of his research have either been removed from the files in their entirety or only the title pages have been retained. In many cases, handwritten notes jotting down the author, an abbreviated title and key points were also present with these articles, and these have notes have all been retained.

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