Fonds AR405 - Edward B. Harvey fonds

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Edward B. Harvey fonds

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  • 1960-2006, predominant 1975-2006 (Creation)
    Harvey, Edward Burns, 1939-

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4 m of textual records

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Edward Burns Harvey was born in 1939 to Richard Burns Harvey and Helen Neild. He entered Victoria College in 1959 and completed two years of school there. After travelling in Europe in 1961 and 1962, Harvey returned to Canada in September of 1962, enrolled at the University of British Columbia and in 1963 received his Bachelor of Arts. The following year he earned a Master of Arts, studying under Kaspar Naegele. In 1965 Harvey began his doctoral studies at Princeton University. In the fall of 1966 Harvey took an assistant professorship at the University of Western Ontario in the sociology department, and in the spring of 1967 he completed his Doctorate. That fall Harvey accepted a position at the University of Toronto, where he remained for the duration of his career.

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Fonds consists of Dr. Edward B. Harvey's professional reports, proposals, studies, manuals, surveys, transcripts, presentations, books and published articles, written solely or in part by Edward Harvey or by Urban Dimensions Group Inc, under his direct supervision from 1960-2006. The material predominately relates to Harvey's interest in health care, employment equity, education, and income security issues. The fonds is arranged into the following series: Series Professional Work - 1960-2006 The series consists of printed materials, scholarly articles, reports, transcriptions, grant applications, proposals, studies, manuals, surveys, presentations, published articles, books and other related materials. The series is divided into four sub-series. All files are arranged according to the original filing system of the creator. Sub-series 1. Urban Dimensions Group Inc. consulting reports Sub-series 2. Short Published Articles (Originals and Photocopies) Sub-series 3. Edward B. Harvey Reports, Speeches and Transcriptions Sub-series 4. Books

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Donated to the University of Victoria Archives by Dr. Edward B. Harvey in 2007.


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2007-010, 2011-009

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Accession 2007-010 processed as of October 2009.

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