Inventory of the
Howard Buchbinder fonds

Inventory #F0455

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0455
Title:Howard Buchbinder fonds
Dates:1964-2010, predominant 1968-1994
Extent:9.12 m of textual records
22 audio reels
6 DVDs
1 photograph : col. ; 8.5 x 10.5 cm
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Howard H. Buchbinder, educator and author, was a professor in the Social Science Department at Atkinson College, York University from 1972 to 1996. A veteran of WWII, he received his degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri in 1949 and his M.S.W., Social Work from the University of Kansas in 1960, after which he worked in community organizations and taught at St. Louis University in St.Louis, Missouri. At York University, Buchbinder also taught for the Faculty of Environmental Studies and was instrumental in the graduate programme in Social Work, resulting in his appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. He was also very active on York University committees and associations, chairing the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) and the Department of Social Science in particular. In addition, he was a founding member of Praxis Corporation, a non-profit research organization established in Toronto in 1968 to develop social theory and generate social change. Buchbinder authored many articles about universities and the role of funding and politics. His books include: 'The University Means Business' (with J.Newson), (1988); and 'Who's On Top? The Politics of Heterosexuality' (with V. Burstyn, D. Forbes, M. Steedman), (1987). Buchbinder passed away in Toronto on 8 January 2004 at 77 years of age.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Howard Buchbinder's activities at York University and his involvement with the Praxis Corporation. The fonds consists of research files, professorial files containing course material (1970-1990), YUFA files (1979-1994), Atkinson College files (1988-1989), correspondence, draft writing and published articles, legal documents and audiovisual materials.

Custodial History: For some years prior to their donation to the archives, the records in accession 2013-005 were loaned by Howard Buchbinder to a journalist working on a project related to the Praxis Research Institute for Social Change.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Donor specified no restrictions; FIPPA applies for personally sensitive third-party information such as student grades and employment information. Requests must be directed to the University Archivist.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1994-026, 1996-018, 2013-005. Further accruals may be expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Buchbinder in 1994 and 1996. Accession 2013-005 was donated by Amnon Buchbinder in 2013.
Provenance Access Points:Buchbinder, H. (Howard)

Date of creation: 2002/04/03
Date of last revision: 2013/08/21
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