Cyril Belshaw fonds



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Fonds Description

Cyril Belshaw fonds. - 1959-1986.
49.35 m of textual records.

Born in New Zealand, Cyril Belshaw received an M.A. from Victoria College, New Zealand and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. Before coming to the University of British Columbia in 1953, he was a research fellow at the Australian National University. In 1959, Belshaw was appointed as acting head of the Department of Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology at UBC. In 1968, he was again appointed head. Belshaw retired from the position in 1974 but remained on staff as a professor. In 1960, he served as president of the Faculty Association and in 1961, he was appointed director of the UN Regional Training Centre at UBC. Belshaw also served as a consultant to the UN Bureau of Social Affairs and as editor of Current Anthropology. He retired from the University in 1987.

The fonds is divided into two separate sous-fonds. The first consists of Cyril Belshaw's personal papers, which chronicle both his involvement in numerous local, national, and international organizations (including the Academic Board for Higher Education in British Columbia, the Regional Training Centre for United Nations Fellows, the Social Science Research Council of Canada, the Pacific Sciences Association, UNESCO, and the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association), and his teaching and administrative activities at UBC. The second sous-fonds consists of editorial files and related materials accumulated as a result of Belshaw's role as editor of the journal Current Anthropology. The materials in both groups of records include correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, course materials, publications, manuscripts, and financial statements.

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Inventory available. A detailed file list (paper only) is also available from the University Archives.

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Sous-fonds Descriptions

Cyril Belshaw Personal sous-fonds. - 1959-1986.
17.32 m.

Cyril Belshaw arrived at UBC in 1953, and in 1959 was appointed as acting head of the Department of Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology. In 1968, he was again appointed head. Belshaw left that position in 1974 but remained on staff as a professor until his retirement in 1987. In 1960, he served as president of the Faculty Association and in 1961, he was appointed director of the UN Regional Training Centre at UBC. He was also involved with the Senate Committee on Long Range Objectives. Outside the University Belshaw participated in the activities of the Academic Board for Higher Education in British Columbia, the Social Science Research Council of Canada, the Pacific Sciences Association, the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, UNESCO, and the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (among others). He also helped organize the XIth International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.

The sous-fonds consists of records which chronicle both Belshaw's involvement in numerous local, national, and international organizations, and his teaching and administrative activities at UBC. The materials include correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, course materials, publications, manuscripts, and financial statements. They are arranged in the following series: Personal - General, Academic Board for Higher Education in British Columbia, United Nations Regional Training Centre, Social Science Research Council of Canada, UBC, Pacific Sciences Association, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, International Social Science Council, UNESCO, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, XIth International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, and International Federation of Scientific Editors Associations.

Current Anthropology sous-fonds. - 1970-1985.
32.03 m.

Cyril Belshaw was editor of the journal Current Anthropology from 1975 to 1985.

The sous-fonds consists of editorial files and related materials accumulated by Belshaw as editor of Current Anthropology. The materials include correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, publications, manuscripts (accepted and rejected), and financial statements. They are arranged in the following series: Sol Tax (Editor), Rejected Articles, Accepted Publications, Duplicate Files, Editorial Files, CA - General, CA - Accounts, and University of Chicago Press.

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Series Descriptions

Cyril Belshaw Personal sous-fonds

Personal - General series. - 1959-1986.
5.73 m.

Series consists of records which document Belshaw's career at UBC and his personal and professional interests during that period. The materials include correspondence, clippings, reports, minutes, manuscripts, publications, financial records, and course materials.

Boxes 1, 2, 3, 94, 109-116, 128-132.

Academic Board for Higher Education in British Columbia series. - 1971-1972.
10 cm.

Series consists of minutes, reports, correspondence, pamphlets, and notes regarding the Academic Board for Higher Education.

Box 1.

United Nations Regional Training Centre series. - 1959-1962.
26 cm.

Series consists of records documenting the Regional Training Centre for United Nations Fellows, based at International House at UBC. The materials include correspondence, reports, minutes, financial records, publications, and clippings.

Originally arranged in two series: GVC (Greater Vancouver Centre) and VCP (Vancouver Centre Policy).

Box 2.

SSRCC series. - 1967-1973.
50 cm.

Series consists of records documenting Belshaw's involvement with the Social Science Research Council of Canada (SSRCC). The materials include minutes, correspondence, reports, financial statements, and policy statements.

Boxes 4, 5.

UBC series. - 1961-1971.
54 cm.

Series consists of records documenting Belshaw's administrative and teaching activities at the University. The materials include correspondence, reports, minutes, financial records, course outlines, and clippings.

Boxes 5, 6.

PSA series. - 1969-1983.
69 cm.

Series consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, financial records, and by-laws of the Pacific Science Association (PSA).

Box 7.

CSAA series. - 1968-1978.
8 cm.

Series consists of records documenting the activities of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA).

Box 7.

ISSC series. - 1971-1983.
1.15 m.

Series consists of correspondence and reports documenting the activities of the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

Boxes 8, 37, 97, 98.

UNESCO series. - 1970-1983.
1.13 cm.

Series consists of records documenting Belshaw's involvement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The materials include correspondence, reports, bulletins, minutes, and financial records.

Boxes 8, 95, 96.

IUAES series. - 1974-1987.
3.04 m.

Series consists of records documenting Belshaw's involvement with the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), including correspondence, minutes, reports, publications, and financial records.

Boxes 36, 104-109, 127.

XI ICAES series. - 1980-1984.
3.73 m.

Series consists of records documenting Belshaw's part in organizing the eleventh International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. The materials include correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, promotional materials, and manuscripts for Congress papers and presentations.

Boxes 99-103, 117-125.

IFSEA series. - 1977-1986.
38 cm.

Series consists of records documenting Belshaw's involvement with the International Federation of Scientific Editors Associations (IFSEA).

Box 126.

Current Anthropology sous-fonds

Sol Tax (Editor) series. - 1970-1974.
1.14 m.

Series consists of records documenting the editorial activities of Dr. Sol Tax, Belshaw's predecessor as editor of Current Anthropology. The materials include correspondence, and reports regarding associate and agent business, as well as submitted manuscripts.

Boxes 9-11.

Rejected Articles series. - 1971-1976.
76 cm.

Series consists of articles submitted to Current Anthropology and rejected, and includes manuscripts and related correspondence.

Files are arranged in the order of the numbers assigned to each submission or proposal.

Boxes 12, 13.

Accepted Publications series. - 1972-1975.
38 cm.

Series consists of articles submitted to Current Anthropology and accepted for publication, and includes manuscripts and related correspondence.

Files are arranged in the order of the numbers assigned to each submission or proposal.

Box 14.

Duplicate Files series. - 1975-1976.
38 cm.

Series consists of duplicate issues of Current Anthropology and the Current Anthropology Newsletter.

Box 15.

Editorial Files series. - 1974-1985.
22.03 m.

Series consists of manuscripts (including articles, conference papers, and book reviews) submitted for publication in Current Anthropology (accepted and rejected), related correspondence, duplicate issues of Current Anthropology and the Current Anthropology Newsletter, and related records dating from Belshaw's tenure as editor.

Boxes 16-35, 38-72.

CA - General series. - 1974-1985.
5.18 m.

Series consists of records documenting the administration of Current Anthropology during Belshaw's tenure as editor. The materials include correspondence, reports, and staff appointment records.

Boxes 73-75, 79, 80, 84-92.

CA - Accounts series. - 1974-1984.
95 cm.

Series consists of financial records and related materials documenting the finances of Current Anthropology during Belshaw's tenure as editor.

Boxes 73-75, 79, 80, 84-92.

University of Chicago Press series. - 1974-1985.
1.21 m.

Series consists of records documenting the relationship between Current Anthropology and its publisher, the University of Chicago Press. The materials include correspondence, reports, financial records, subscription information, and staff appointment records.

Boxes 80, 81-83.

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