Inventory of the
J. Roby Kidd collection

Inventory #F0337

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0337
Title:J. Roby Kidd collection
Extent:0.06 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
James Robbins Kidd (1915-1982), educator and author, was born in Canada and educated at Sir George Williams University, McGill and Columbia University where he obtained the PhD. Kidd served as associate director and later as director of the Canadian Association for Adult Education (1947-1961). For a time in the 1960s he worked as secretary-treasurer of the Social Science Council and the Humanities Research Council before becoming the head of the Adult Education Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (1966-1972). He became the chair of the Canadian Studies Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and was instrumental in bringing Canadian studies to the public school system in Ontario. Kidd's interest in adult education made him an early proponent of the need for adult higher education in the province and this led to his membership on the Organizing Committee of York University in 1958.
Scope and Content:

The collection consists of photocopied correspondence, papers, agendas, minutes of the Organizing Committee of York University, and of the Provisional and regular Board of Governors of the same institution, 1958-1961.

Location of originals: These materials were microfilmed in 1974. Originals of these documents can be found in the Canadian Association for Adult Education Archives, in the Archives of Ontario.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000337.pdf
Accruals: The collection comprises the following accession: 1974-009. Further accruals are expected.
Related Records: For related records see York University. Organizing Committee of York University fonds (F074); York University. Office of the President fonds (F073); Edgar Tilden Alberts fonds (F0253); and Arthur Hackett fonds (0 318).
Provenance Access Points:Kidd, J.R. (James Robbins), 1915-1982

Date of creation: 2002/04/04
Date of last revision: 2003/04/30
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