Fonds MS-2-712 - Richard Apostle and Boris Raymond fonds

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Richard Apostle and Boris Raymond fonds

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  • 1994 - 1997 (Creation)

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57.5 cm of textual records

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([19--] -)

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Richard Apostle is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. He received his BA from Simon Fraser University, MA and PhD from University of California, Berkeley. HIs major publications deal with maritime social science, socioeconomic segmentation, library and information science, and white racial social attitudes. His current research activities focus on the global scientific tracking of endangered marine species.

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(1925 - 2013)

Biographical history

Boris Raymond taught library science and sociology at Dalhousie University from 1974 until his retirement in 1991, when he was appointed as an honorary adjunct professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science. He was born in 1925 to Dmitry and Olga (Ostroumoff) Romanoff in Harbin, China, and emigrated to the United States in 1941. After serving in the US Army during World War II, he returned to University of California, Berkeley, where he earned an MA in sociology and an MLS (Master of Library Science). In 1964 he started work as a bibliographer at UC Berkley libraries, before moving to Canada to pursue an MA in history and employment as a serials librarian at the University of Manitoba. In 1974 he moved to Halifax and began teaching library science and sociology at Dalhousie University, while working on his doctorate at the University of Chicago, which he received in 1978. He died on 6 May 2013.

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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Richard Apostle and Boris Raymond in 1997.

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Fonds comprises employment trends questionnaires created by Richard Apostle and Boris Raymond to generate research data for their book Librarianship and the Information Paradigm (1997).

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Richard Apostle and Boris Raymond fonds, MS-2-712, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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February 25, 2020 (creation)
March 2020 (revision)

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