Fonds RBSC-ARC-1236 - Robert Harris fonds

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Robert Harris fonds

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48 cm of textual records and 2 cassettes

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Robert Harris was a library consultant under contract with the provincial government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Education. He acted as Secretary or Executive Director to several coordinating and planning committees, and as supervisor of a number of research and implementation projects. He also served as Executive Director of the Management Advisory Council, which was one of three councils in the Ministry of Education legislated to oversee the functions of B.C.’s fifteen community colleges between 1977 and 1983.

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Between 1981 and 1984, Robert Harris transferred his fonds to Basil Stuart-Stubbs, Director of the UBC School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies. In 1984, Basil Stuart-Stubbs transferred the fonds to Special Collections.

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Fonds documents several projects undertaken by or for the Ministry of Education relating to post-secondary education libraries and other types of post-secondary learning resource centres (LRCs). These include: the Council of Post-Secondary Library Directors (CPSLD)’s Management Indicators for British Columbia College and Institute Learning Resources Centres Project; and several projects undertaken by the Education Advisory Committee to the Ministry of Education. Harris served as invited Ministry of Education Representative to the CPSLD and Secretary to the Education Advisory Committee. Records consist of reports, proposals, standards, questionnaires, manuals, correspondence, policy documents, and other material collected and created as part of these projects.

Fonds is arranged into two series: Management Indication Project records; and Education Advisory Committee records.

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When processing the fonds in 2024, the archivist maintained the fonds’ previous order.

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  • English

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No further accruals are expected.

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The fonds was minimally processed between 1984 and 1987. It was re-processed, arranged, and described by Gabriella J. Cigarroa in Summer 2024.

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