Inventory of the
Richard J. Storr fonds

Inventory #F0418

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0418
Title:Richard J. Storr fonds
Extent:9.72 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Richard James Storr (1915-2011), historian, educator, and author, was born and educated in the United States and received his PhD from Harvard University in 1949. After teaching at various American colleges, he accepted a position at the University of Chicago in 1951 and remained there until 1968, when he joined the History Department and the Humanities Division at York University. He served as director of the Graduate History Programme from 1969 to 1971 and was acting dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, from 1971 to 1972. Storr served on several Senate committees including the Sub-committee on Long-Range Planning and acted as a consultant to the Vice President on long-range planning. He also sat on the Council of Ontario Universities. He retired from active teaching in 1982. Storr was the author of "The beginning of graduate education in America" (1953), "Harper's University : the beginnings," "A history of the University of Chicago" (1966), and "The beginning of the future : a historical approach to graduate education in the arts and sciences" (1973), as well as numerous articles on American higher education. Storr died in Toronto in March 2011 after a brief illness.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of material that documents Richard J. Storr's career as a student, educator and author and includes lecture notes for courses taught or taken at various institutions as well as notes and drafts of many of his published works. It also includes material related to his work with the Centre for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, the Committee on the Role of Education in American History, the Council of Ontario Universities as well as various academic committees at York University.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Some restrictions on access apply. Access to records created by Dr. Storr in his capacity as a university official required application under the terms of FIPPA. Records containing personal information about third parties, in particular students, are closed for thirty years after the death of the individual unless a research agreement in completed. Inquiries should be directed to the university archivist.
Finding Aid: File lists are available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1983-010, 1996-033, 1998-020, 2006-048. No further accruals are expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Richard J. Storr in 1983, 1996, 1998, and 2006.
Provenance Access Points:Storr, Richard, J., 1915-

Date of creation: 2002/04/08
Date of last revision: 2017/03/07
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