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DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES FONDS. - - 1955-1998 - 2,67 m of textual records

Reference Number: 21

Administrative history

The Department of Religious Studies is established in 1957 in the Faculty of Arts as the Department of Religion. In 1966, it changes its name to the Department of Religious Studies and begins offering an Honors B.A., a M.A., and Ph.D. In 1987, the Department takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of religion using the perspectives of historical, sociological, psychological, and literary studies to arrive at a comprehensive understanding of people as religious beings. The Department of Religious Studies is amalgamated to the Department of Classical Studies in July 1996 following a Senate motion (95-96.21), there for, abolishing the Department as described in its original mandate. The new department was named Department of Classics and Religious Studies.

Scope and content

The fonds contain files which document the functions of the Department of Religious Studies. It includes minutes: of the Department (1969-1985), of the Committee on Religious Studies (1966, 1980-1989), of the Department Assembly (1969-1980, 1985-1995), of the Teaching Staff Committee (1987-1995) and an annual report (1967-1968). It also includes the Canadian Center for Research on Women and Religion Bulletin (1988-1992, 1995), a student guide (1969-1970), timetables (1966-1970), a course outline (1975) and miscellaneous publications. The collection: Religious and Belief is filed in the University Press Fonds (Fonds 82).

Immediate source of acquisition: Administative transfer.

Languages: French and English.

Restrictions: Documents containing confidential and personal information are restricted to consultation and reproduction.The records are submitted to the Copyright's Act.

Finding aids: Inventory of textual records.

Associated material: See fonds 12 for the documents of the Department of Classics and Religious Studies. It's probable that records from the Religious Studies section were filed in fonds 21 after 1996 by error.

Accessions: Closed. No more accruals are expected.


FONDS DÉPARTEMENT DES SCIENCES RELIGIEUSES. - - 1955-1998 - 2,67 m de documents textuels.

Numéro de fond: 21

Portée et contenu

Le fonds contient des dossiers internes sur les fonctions du Département des sciences religieuses. Il comprend des procès-verbaux : du Département (1969-1985), du Comité des études religieuses (1966, 1980-1989), de l'Assemblée départementale (1969-1980, 1985-1995), du Comité du personnel enseignant (1987-1995) et un rapport annuel (1967-1968). Il contient également le bulletin du Centre de recherche sur les femmes et les religions (1988-1992, 1995), un guide de l'étudiant (1969-1970), des horaires (1966-1970), un syllabus de cours (1975) et diverses publications. La collection : Religions et Croyances est classée dans le fonds des Presses de l'Université (Fonds 82).

Source immédiate d'acquisition: Transfert administratif.

Langues: Français et anglais.

Restrictions: Les documents contenant des informations personnelles et confidentielles sont restreints à la consultation et à la reproduction.Les documents sont soumis à la Loi sur les droits d'auteur.

Instruments de recherche: Inventaire des documents textuels.

Documents connexes: Voir le fonds 12 pour les documents du Département d'études anciennes et de sciences des religions. Il est probable que des documents de la section sciences des religions aient été classés au fonds 21 par inadvertance.

Versements complémentaires: Fermé. Aucun autre versement n'est attendu.

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