Fonds UAA Fonds 0104 - Canadian Circumpolar Institute fonds

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Canadian Circumpolar Institute fonds

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UAA Fonds 0104

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  • 1960-2005 (Creation)

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14 m of textual records

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Established as the Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, this research group has as its prime objective the gathering and dissemination of information about the North in an effort to increase understanding and awareness of that part of Canada. To achieve this goal, the Institute has adopted a fourfold mandate: to promote scholarly research on the North; to foster communication among northern-oriented researchers at the University of Alberta and beyond; to disseminate knowledge about the North; and to encourage the involvement of Northerners in the activities of the Institute. Long-term and comprehensive research programs as well as grant-funded and contract projects are also operated under the aegis of the Institute. The Institute maintains active liaison with all faculties offering courses in northern studies, especially the Department of Geography. The Institute established a multi-disciplinary library of information on polar and cold regions. The collection continues as the Canadian Circumpolar Library, under the administration of the University Libraries (Calendar, 1990/91). The name of the Boreal Institute was changed to the Canadian Circumpolar Institute/Institut circumpolaire canadien in 1990. Directors: 1960-1968 Advisory Board Directorate; 1968-1972 J. Jameson Bond; 1972-1973 Robbie S. Jamieson (Acting); 1973-1976 Don Gill; 1974-1975 Robbie S. Jamieson (Acting); 1976- 1984 Robbie S. Jamieson; 1984-1987 Ahmad Sami Abdel Mohsen (Acting); 1987-[1990] Ross W. Wein; [1990]- Clifford G. Hickey.

Custodial history

The records were deposited in several accessions since 1975 until the present.

Scope and content

Records of the Canadian Circumpolar Institute, including correspondence of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and various departments of the Government of Canada, and Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut governments. Also included are records related to consultant contracts, Arctic Summer and Winter Schools, research grants, training grants, manuscripts, publications, and northern development records.

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      Some restrictions may apply. Contact Archives staff for further information.

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      card catalog; file inventories for each separate accession

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      Created by RFROGNER 10-11-2007. Updated by XGVIEWS 2-22-2011. Updated by M.Fraser on 27 March 2020.

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      • English

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