Inventory of the
Paul Herzberg fonds

Inventory #F0235

The digitization of this finding aid was made possible - in part or entirely - through the Canadian Culture Online Program of Canadian Heritage, the National Archives of Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives.


Fonds/Collection Number:F0235
Title:Paul Herzberg fonds
Dates:1926-2008, predominant 1966-2008
Extent:6.24 m of textual records
2 video cassettes
2 sound recordings
7 photographs
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Paul Herzberg is Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at York University. He was born on 23 September 1936 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and educated at Queen's University (B.A., Physics and Mathematics, 1958), Princeton University (A.M., Physics, 1961), and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (Ph.D., Psychology, 1967). Herzberg joined York University in 1966 and served in various teaching and administrative capacities. His teaching and research have focussed on statistics, including studies of the development of visual techniques, simulations of statistical phenomena, geometrical interpretations of multivariate statistics, etc.; notably, he developed a psychology statistics course with Professor Ron Sheese using the Keller Plan of teaching, which Herzberg taught and refined at York University for over 25 years. With the Keller Plan, students must master, to 80 per cent, each of the course modules before advancing to the next, and complete the required quizzes at their own pace. Herzberg was recognized for his exemplary teaching skills in 1996 when he was awarded the Parents' Association University Wide-Teaching Award.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of material related to the professorial career of Paul Herzberg, including course files relating to undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and psychology and the Keller Plan statistics course. Fonds also includes material that documents other personal and professional activities, including textbook notes and drafts, diaries, personal correspondence and reference letters. Records have been arranged by the donor into the following series:

S00395Teaching : Series A. Early statistics and computer courses
S00396Teaching : Series B. Later computer courses
S00397Teaching : Series C. Keller-plan statistics course - development
S00398Teaching : Series D. Keller-plan statistics course - mature years
S00399Teaching : Series E. Teaching assistants
S00400Teaching : Series F. Reference letters
S00401Teaching : Series G. Textbook publication
S00402Administrative : Series H. Institute of Behavioural Reearch
S00403Administrative : Series I. Undergraduate coordinator
S00404Administrative : Series J. Block scheduling
S00405Academic matters : Series K. Fellowship
S00406Academic matters : Series L. Promotion
S00407Academic matters : Series M. Retirement
S00408Academic matters : Series N. Various activities
S00484Personal and family files
Language of material note: Some of the records in Series S00484 are in German.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Some access restrictions apply. Consult the University Archivist for more information.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2002-023, 2003-003, 2008-053, 2010-052. Further accruals are expected.
Associated Material: Records related to Herzberg's parents, Gerhard Herzberg, and Luise Herzberg, may be found in Library and Archives Canada.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Paul Herzberg in 2002, 2003, 2009, and 2010.
Subject Access Points:Herzberg, Paul A., 1936-
Provenance Access Points:Herzberg, Paul A., 1936-

Date of creation: 2003/02/11
Date of last revision: 2011/02/17
Please select the above links to explore the complete finding aid.
Links to printer and downloading friendly PDF versions of each section of the finding aid appear at the bottom of each page.

Printer friendly version: ON00370-f0000235.pdf
Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader