Inventory of the
Robert J. Drummond fonds

Inventory #F0587

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0587
Title:Robert J. Drummond fonds
Extent:0.6 m textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Robert Johnston Drummond was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1945 and earned his BA at York University in 1968, followed by an MA and PhD at Northwestern University (Illinois) in 1968 and 1975 respectively. Starting in 1968 as a research assistant, Drummond has progressed up the academic ladder in his career at York to the rank of University Professor in 2009, as well as having served in a variety of administrative positions within his home faculty including Chair of the Department of Political Science (1986-88), Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1988-93), Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1993-94), Associate Director for the Centre for Research on Work and Society (1999-2001), and Dean of the Faculty of Arts (2001-2009). In addition, Drummond has served in various pan-university capacities including as Chair of Senate (2000-2001), and with the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) in various roles, in particular with committees concerned with pay equity, retirement and pension issues. Drummond's writing reflects his teaching interests in the Canadian government, Ontario politics, the politics of aging, public policy and research methods.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of Drummond's course notes as a student in Canadian political science including his doctoral thesis; various draft papers and chapter contributions, especially his work on several editions of The Government and Politics of Ontario; records pertaining Drummond's work on the Task Force on Liberal Arts Education; documentation regarding a conference and festshrift honouring the first Chair of the Department of Political Science Douglas Verney, including proposed papers (the festshrift was not completed); records documenting Drummond's YUFA activities, particularly with regard to retirement and pension issues. It also includes copies of Drummond's poetic writings pertaining to Robert Burns' dinners, and odes to York faculty and staff, and memorabilia of his days as an undergraduate student at York.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Access is open.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2010-059, 2012-027. Further accruals are expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Prof. Drummond in 2010 and 2012.
Provenance Access Points:Drummond, Robert J.

Date of creation: 2011/06/17
Date of last revision: 2012/07/19
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