Inventory of the
Robert A. Kenedy fonds

Inventory #F0466

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0466
Title:Robert A. Kenedy fonds
Extent:1.41 m of textual records
3 photographs
45 audio cassettes
8 video cassettes
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Robert A. Kenedy is a sociologist and sociology professor at York University where he also completed his B.A. (1986), M.A. (1988) and his PhD (1995). He has been studying social movements and social movement theory since 1984 with much of his research focussing on activists and collective identity, as well as ethnic communities and identity formation. He has conducted graduate research into the men's rights movement in general, and into 'Fathers for Justice' in particular, and is the author of 'Fathers for Justice: The Rise of a New Social Movement in Canada as a Case Study of Collective Identity Formation.' Professor Kenedy also attended conferences of the National Orientation Directors Association as a representative of York University.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports and newsletters from various men's rights organizations such as 'Fathers for Justice', newspaper clippings documenting issues of interest to the movement as well as other related material that documents Kenedy's ongoing research into the men's rights movement. Fonds also includes copies of presentations made at the annual conferences of the National Orientation Directors Associations, as well as samples of orientation literature that was published by universities in Canada and the United States for first-year students and their parents.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
To be determined
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 2004-036, 2005-008, 2006-017. Further accruals are expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Robert Kenedy in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Provenance Access Points:Kenedy, Robert A.

Date of creation: 2004/10/22
Date of last revision: 2007/07/23
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