Fonds PR-028 - Canadian Society for the Study of Religion

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Canadian Society for the Study of Religion

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Societe canadienne pour l'etude de la religion fonds

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  • 1974-2004 (Creation)

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72 cm of textual records

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Fonds consists of records created as a result of the administration of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion/ Societe canadienne pour l'etude de la religion (CSSR/SCER) and consists of minutes, agendas and correspondence of the Executive Committee in English and in French (1979-1988, 1990-1994, 2000-2001); the CSSR/SCER Bulletin, published twice a year (1986- 1987,
1990-1999, 2001-2002); president's correspondence and papers (1981-1986, 1989-1994, 2002); the CSSR/SCER constitution (1977).

Fonds also consists of records created by the membership secretary, including correspondence (1979-1984, 2002), reports (1979-1984, 2000) and membership lists (1979-1985); financial records and membership accounts (1974- 1980).

Fonds includes photocopies made in 2002 of CSSR/SCER material from the National Archives covering the years 1977-1981, as well as a finding aid to the material held at the National Archives (ca. 1981-1987); Survey of Religious Studies in Canadian Universities (1982); agendas, minutes, programmes and call for papers of the annual meeting of the CSSR/SCER (1982, 1984-1988, 1990-1991); JAHR Bulletin (1987-1991, 2004) and IAHR correspondence (1980-1984, 1988-1990); correspondence with the Council on the Study of Religion (1975-1976); correspondence relating to essay prizes awarded by the CSSR/SCER, including the Molson Prize (1993); Plan quinquennal
(1985-1986) and papers related to the Societe Quebecoise pour l 'Etude de la Religion (1988-1994); annual meeting agendas, reports and other papers of the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion (1987-1990); correspondence related to the Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines/SSHRC (1988-1990) and other material related to the CSSR/SCER.

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This fonds was donated to the MSVU archives by the past-president of the Society, Dr. Randi Warne, also professor of Philosophy/Religious Studies at MSVU, with a Deed of Gift signed by Andre Couture, current president, on behalf of the Society.

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  • English

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  • Arabic

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Copyright Mount Saint Vincent University Archives.

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Earlier records of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion are held at Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. MG 28 1341.

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Accession number: 2003-233, 2004-01

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