Canadianization Movement Papers: 1965 - 1985
This is an archival collection of papers, correspondence, minutes, reports, books, notes, etc. dealing with the movement to “Canadianize” universities and colleges in Canada during the 1960s and 1970s. The collection also includes some 20 taped interviews conducted roughly between 1997 and 1999 with participants in the movement. The focus is on the sociopolitical activism of such leading figures as Robin Matthews and James Steele, both professors of English at Carleton University in Ottawa, and the role played by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA). An important collection of primary source material concerning the success of the Canadianization Movement, which led to changes in the academic culture of this country generally, and specifically to changes in labour market hiring policy. The collection was donated by the late Dr. Jeffrey Cormier, Professor of Sociology, King’s University College.
Extent: 120 cm. of textual record + cassette tapes