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Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies fonds
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Fonds de la Société Canadienne d'étude du Dix-huitiéme Siécle.
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1.02 m of textual records
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The Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS) was created in 1970 by academics from Toronto, York University, McMaster University and Carlton University. At its first general meeting, held in Toronto on March 19th, 1971, the CSECS approved a constitution. It stated that the purpose of the society was to advance the study of the culture and history of the eighteenth century in Europe and the New World, encourage research on a broad inter-disciplinary basis, and acquaint students of the eighteenth-century Canadian scholarship in that field. To advance these purposes, CSECS held annual general meetings, organized academic conferences, published the proceedings thereof, and participated in academic conferences organized by other educational and scholarly societies. Its executive and membership held positions in academic institutions throughout Canada. It solicited and received grants from such public organizations as the Secretary of State of the Government of Canada, the Canada Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. It also solicited grants from a variety of private sector organizations.
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The fonds consists of records generated by executive members of CSECS during the first nineteen years of the organisation's existence. The records relate to on-going administrative activities in areas such as membership and finance, to operational activities such as meeting and conference organisation, and to fundraising activities in support of both of these. The records are arranged in the following series: constitution; membership; executive correspondence; grant applications; conferences and annual general meetings; newsletters; financial; related societies; academic exchange programme; publications.
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The records were donated by George Knox, a former member of the CSECS executive, in 1992.
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