Richard Apostle fonds

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Richard Apostle fonds

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  • 1966-2006, predominant 1981-2004 (Creation)
    Apostle, Richard A.

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4.5 m of textual records and other material. - 4 photographs. - 36 audio cassettes

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([19--] -)

Biographical history

Richard Apostle is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. He received a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Arts and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1988, Apostle co-wrote Public Policing in Nova Scotia with Philip Stenning for the Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall Jr. Prosecution. From 1988 to 1989, he conducted an employment trends survey for the Information Services profession. In addition to these two projects, Apostle was also involved in the Marginal Work World Project and was a member of the Individual Quotas committee, which dealt with quotas for Nova Scotian fisheries. He has also done extensive research on the Faroese political economy.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in seven accessions, the first two being in 1995 and the remainder taking place in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, and 2008. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of Richard Apostle.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records resulting from several projects and areas of research, including an employment trends survey for the information services professions; Public Policing in Nova Scotia; The Restructuration of the Faroese Economy; the crisis of the North Atlantic fisheries and the impact of fishing quotas on the fishing industry; and the Marginal Work World Project. Included in these records are correspondence, surveys, committee notes, interview notes, annual reports by committees and police departments, officer information sheets from various police departments, operation manuals, photographs, audio cassettes, newspaper clippings, and project papers.

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  • Multiple Languages

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English, Danish, Swedish, and Icelandic.

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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 fonds, MS-2-681, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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This fonds description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.

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