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Francis R. Guth fonds

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2.16 m of textual records

2 photographs : b&w

Fonds is arranged in series.
History Biographical: 

Dr. Francis R. Guth was an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Algoma University. He took his B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. at the University of Ottawa and his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. Guth's areas of interest and research include indigenous philosophies and world views, modern Science's and technology's underlying view and evaluation of nature and the morality of gambling.

In 2007, he was awarded Algoma University's Distinguished Faculty Award. Dr. Guth’s academic and disciplinary leadership during his 35 year tenure includes serving as the Speaker of Senate for 8 years, the Chair of the Institutional Ethics Board (IRB), and Humanities Division Representative on myriad Senate committees.

Dr. Guth began teaching at Algoma University College in 1971.  Dr. Guth’s institutional leadership is evidenced by his serving as faculty representative on the Board of Governors and Indigenous Peoples Council. In addition, he served as the Acting Principal of Algoma University College, from 1973 to 1975. Dr. Guth’s impact on the University has been indelible, and the current standing and growth of the University has been impacted by his leadership over the course of his career.

In 2009 he completed the writing of an institutional history for Algoma University, a project that has reanimated the University and our fidelity to our past. He has served this community - the University and beyond - for a more than three decades, bringing careful study, along with compassionate and reasoned understanding, to all those who have had the pleasure of working with him. His professionalism is recognized both within the University and within the community at-large. He has tirelessly dedicated countless hours to serving our University, with the expressed purpose of seating academic excellence and critical thinking in the core of the institution.

Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises records documenting Guth's career as a university professor, acting Principal, Speaker of Senate, committee member, and author of a history of Algoma University College covering its foundation to 1976.

Includes correspondence, reports, financial records, essays by Guth and others, Guth's annotated Senate and Board packages, in addition to his work as an advocate with the Citizens Against the Language Motion group in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Also includes records from Dr. John Abbott's AUC History 4105 student projects of the 1990s and correspondence with Dr. Ian Brown about the early years of AUC.

Fonds is arranged in the following series:

  • Board of Governors series
  • Senate series
  • History of Algoma University College series
  • Ian Brown correspondence series
  • History 4105 records series
  • Citizens Addressing the Language Motion (CALM) series
  • Aboriginal issues series
  • Personal and business records series
  • Government Relations series
  • Faculty Association series
Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access. Researchers must sign an “Access and Use form”. Privacy legislation applies to access requests. For access, please contact the Library Director, Arthur A. Wishart Library for more information.

Repro Restriction: 

Permission of the donor is required for reproduction. Archives staff must make reproductions. Reproductions are dependent on the fragility of the originals. Researchers must adhere to applicable copyright law and privacy legislation and permission of the copyright holder is required to publish from the fonds. Contact the Library Director, Arthur A. Wishart Library for more information.


Minor conservation performed on fonds.

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