Inventory of the
Frederick F. Schindeler fonds

Inventory #F0404

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0404
Title:Frederick F. Schindeler fonds
Extent:9.2 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Frederick F. Schindeler (1934- ) is an educator and municipal politician. Born in Stettler, Alberta, Schindeler received a BA from Bethel College in Minnesota (1957); BD from Baptist Seminary in Louisville Kentucky (1959) and a MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto (1961, 1965). as an alderman in the Borough of North York (1970-1972). He is the author of Responsible Government in Ontario (1969). Ministry of State, Urban Affairs, Ottawa Director General 1974; IBR 1969-1973; Ave Maria, College of the Americas, San Marcos Nicaragua Executive Director of Development
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of Frederick F. Schindeler's records as a graduate student, an educator and during his term as Alderman in North York. The material includes minutes, agendas, correspondence, briefs, background material and related items from Borough Council and its committees (Art gallery, Negotiating, Traffic, Works, Conflicts of Interest, Development, Environmental Control, Adjustment), and from the Board of Control and the Library Board. There is material from several of the municipal departments (Building, Clerk's Office, Parks & Recreation, Personnel, Public Health, Public Works, Police), and material from government agencies, federal and provincial, active in the Borough (Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs-federal, Consumer Affairs and Workmen's Compensation Board-provincial). There is material dealing with housing, including by-laws and zoning regulations for North York and provincial legislation dealing with housing; material dealing with transportation policy and planning, including rapid transit, the proposed Spadina Expressway, transportation studies, and related subjects. There is correspondence with constituents and civil servants dealing with local problems, and correspondence from ratepayers and other local organizations. For his book, 'Responsible government in Ontario,' there are files relating to the methodology employed in the book, illustrations, notes, source materials and bibliography, and general publication files. Also included are personal graduate papers, research notes, correspondence, professorial notes and memorandums.

The material in Accession 1972-006 dealing with the North York Council is arranged alphabetically by subject heading (associations, committees, government agencies, transportation). The constituents' correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name while that from associations and organizations is organized separately and then arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000404.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1972-006, 1977-009, 1999-015. Further accruals are expected.
Related Records: Related records may be found in the Robert O'Dell Roche fonds (F0396); Irving Allan Paisley fonds (F0373); Stop the Spadina Expressway (F0417); York University Institute for Social Research (F0064).
Provenance Access Points:Schindeler, Frederick Fernand, 1934-

Date of creation: 2002/04/08
Date of last revision: 2003/05/06
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