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DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY FONDS. - - 1889-2008 - 4,66 m of textual records. - 4 multimedia documents

Reference Number: 31

Administrative history

The Faculty of Philosophy is established in 1889 following the erection of the College of Ottawa as a pontifical university. The first bachelors degree was conferred in 1891 and the first doctorate in 1892. In 1932, to comply with the new conditions imposed by Pope Pius XI on the granting of ecclesiastical diplomas in philosophy, a four-year programme, distinct from the Faculty of Arts programme, was created under the auspices of the Faculty. In 1957, the Faculty of Arts created its own Department of Philosophy. Ten years later, the Department of Philosophy was integrated in the Faculty of Philosophy which became responsible for all philosophy courses at the University. This arrangement lasted until 1978 when the Senate acted on the recommendation made by the Commission on the Revision of Teaching and Research Structures that the Faculty of Philosophy should change its status to that of a department in the Faculty of Arts.

Scope and content

The fonds contain files which document the functions of the Faculty of Philosophy. It includes minutes of: Faculty of Philosophy Council (1889-1977), Executive Committee (1971-1978), Teaching Staff Committee (1971-1994), Management Committee (1989-1994), Teacher's Assembly (1973-1975), Departmental Assembly (1978-1994) as well as annual and biennial reports (1947-1950, 1952-1964, 1966-1978). It also includes requests to the Senate (1976-1978), requests to the Administration Council (1948-1960), correspondence, student guidebooks (1967-1978, 1980-1981), exam questionnaires (1972-1973), course outlines (1979-1980, 2003-2008) and student newspapers: l'Atomique (1964-1965) and Hermès (1993-1994, 1999). Within the publications: the Revue philosophique (1974) and the collection: Philosophica (1972-1997) can be found.

Immediate source of acquisition: Administrative 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; inventory of multimedia records; Séguin, G., Simple Numerical Register of Record Group No. 31: Faculty of Philosophy: 1889-1978. -Ottawa: University of Ottawa Archives, 1987.

Associated material: Faculté de philosophie (EP 301-500), Saint Paul University Archives, 175 Main St., Ottawa, Ont., K1S 1C3.

Accessions: More accruals are expected.


FONDS DÉPARTEMENT DE PHILOSOPHIE. - - 1889-2008 - 4,66 m de documents textuels. - 4 documents multimédias.

Numéro de fond: 31

Portée et contenu

Le fonds contient des documents portant sur les fonctions du Département de philosophie. Il comprend des procès-verbaux : du Conseil de la Faculté de philosophie (1889-1977), du Comité exécutif (1971-1978), du Comité du personnel enseignant (1971-1994), du Comité de direction (1989-1994), de l'Assemblée des professeurs (1973-1975) et de l'Assemblée départementale (1978-1994) ainsi que des rapports annuels et biennaux (1947-1950, 1952-1964, 1966-1978). Il comprend également des demandes au Sénat (1976-1978), des demandes au Conseil d'administration (1948-1960), de la correspondance, des guides de l'étudiant (1967-1978, 1980-1981), des questionnaires d'examens (1972-1973), des syllabus de cours (1979-1980, 2003-2008) et des journaux étudiants : l'Atomique (1964-1965) et Hermès (1993-1994, 1999). Parmi les publications, on retrouve : la Revue philosophique (1974) et la collection : Philosophica (1972-1997).

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; inventaire des documents multimédias; Séguin, G., Répertoire numérique simple du fonds 31: Faculté de philosophie: 1889-1978.- Ottawa: Archives de l'Université d'Ottawa, 1987.

Documents connexes: Faculté de philosophie (EP 301-500), Archives de l'Université Saint-Paul, 175 rue Main, Ottawa, Ont., K1S 1C3; Faculté de philosophie (JE 341), Archives Deschâtelets, 175 rue Main, Ottawa, Ont., K1S 1C3; Faculté de philosophie

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