The British Columbia Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers came into being in 1958. In 1968 this Division became the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (WDCAG) and they included members of the parent body from Alberta and the Western States. The purposes of the organization are the promotion of geographical study, teaching and research. The Division holds annual meetings and publishes a newsletter and occasional papers.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of records made or received by the WDCAG and reflect the administration and operation of the organization. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters and publications, and other documents.
Immediate source of acquisition
The collection was donated to the Simon Fraser University Archives by the WDCAG.
Original order was maintained by the Archivist where possible. Where no order was apparent, the materials were arranged by the Archivist.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Some files may contain personal or confidential information. Access to these files may be restricted as stipulated by Archives policy or the donor. Files marked 'pending review' must be reviewed by an archivist prior to release, and as a result of the review access restrictions may apply. Please see the file lists and consult the archivist for more details.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Series descriptions and file lists are available. A more complete administrative history of the early years of the WDCAG is available in the hard copy version of the finding aid maintained in the Archives Reading Room.
Please consult the inventory for the Department of Geography fonds, F-12.
In 2006 the Archives received an accrual of newsletters from 2005 and conference material from 2005 and 2006. This accrual was processed in 2007. Further accruals are expected from time to time.