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Cole Harris fonds
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Cole Harris fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1337
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2002

The fonds consists of records that Harris created and received during his student and professional careers. The records document his interests in, and involvement with, Canadian, North American, and European historical geography as a researcher and as a teacher. The fonds includes correspondence, reports, memos, clippings, published material, manuscripts, publishing contracts, conference papers, reviews, grant applications, project and dissertation proposals, notes, lecture material, photographs, slides, sketches and prints. The fonds includes six series, biographical; correspondence; course material; committees; SSHRC and projects, and reflect Harris filing system.

Harris, R. Cole

Committees series.

Series consists of memos, printed resources, reports, and correspondence between Harris and faculty at a number of universities. The material reflects Harris' involvement in the committees on which he served and the decisions reached by those committees.

Correspondence series

Series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, memos, clippings, reviews of pre-published and published material, dissertation proposals, conference papers, and contracts that document Harris' involvement with current, former, and prospective graduate and undergraduate students; national and international academic colleagues; professional associations; university, scholarship, and grant administrators; Canadian politicians; and publishers. The series contains three sub-series: Miscellaneous, Specific and Selected Graduate Students.

Course material series

Series consists of course syllabi, outlines, lecture and discussion notes, photocopied maps, overheads, articles and examinations Harris used in undergraduate and graduate geography courses at the University of British Columbia.

Projects series

Series consists of pre-published and published articles, conference papers, essays, correspondence, photocopied maps, clippings, photographs, slides, sketches, notes, and proposals produced in conjunction with Harris' research, writings and exhibits on historical geography in Canada, United States, Indo-China, South Africa, and Europe; his examination of trends in geographical theory and scholarship; Harris' reviews of scholarly works on North American historical geography; and reviews of articles and books written by Harris.

SSHRC series

Series consists of applications, correspondence and memos used by Harris in conjunction with applying for research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.