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CA ON00259 RG42 · Record group · 1969-1972

Series consists of the correspondence and minutes of the Science Curators’ Council, filed chronologically.

Department of Botany records
CA ON00259 RG90 · Record group · [before 1970], 1987

Series consists of the final report on a field trip to Gogama in 1987, and well as information on space and storage, up to 1979.

Shop Committee records
CA ON00259 RG11 · Record group · 1972

Series consists of the minutes of the Shop Committee, dating from October 18, 1972 to November 13, 1975.

CA ON00259 RG33 · Record group · 1974-1975

Series consists of the agendas and minutes of the meetings of the Director’s Advisory Committee. Subjects covered include the formation of the committee, ROM policies and procedures, planning and budgets, and gallery renovations.

CA ON00259 RG131 · Record group · 1975-2013

Series consists of news releases, and press kits from the communications department of the ROM.

CA ON00259 RG38 · Record group · 1975

Series consists of the preliminary and detailed reports of the Non-Curatorial Committee. The reports were presented to the Director’s Advisory Committee.

Staff Association records
CA ON00259 RG45 · Record group · 1975-1979

Series consist of correspondence and minutes of the Staff Association.

Finance Committee records
CA ON00259 RG4 · Record group · 1978-1979

Series consists of Finance Committee minutes and correspondence.

Planning Committee records
CA ON00259 RG34 · Record group · 1978-1993

Series consists of major planning documents produced by or on behalf of the ROM.

CA ON00259 RG19 · Record group · 1981-2016

Series consists of correspondence and photographs related to the 25 Year Club. The 25 Year Club was established in 1981. Its purpose is to recognize ROM employees who have served the Museum for 25 years. It was established by Director J. E. Cruise.

In 2016 the 25 Year Club was replaced/became the ROM Employee Service Recognition Awards where milestones of service at 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years were recognized. Corresponding recognition was given for number of hours worked by part-time employees.

CA ON00259 RG146 · Record group · 1985-1988

The fonds was created primarily by curatorial staff at the Department of Invertebrate Zoology in preparation for a planned Living Invertebrates Gallery Development Project, that was to open in 1989, but was delayed indefinitely in 1988.

Fonds also consists of curator David Barr's files which document his work from both an administrative and curatorial point of view. Included are records of his work curating the Wildlife '90 exhibit; the Laguna la Redonda, Cuba research field trip (1994/95); a planned Geographic Information System (GIS) Rotunda (1994). Fonds includes a ROM Appendix as part of his copy of the "Task Force Report on Museums and First Peoples" which documents the museum's response to the 1992 conference held in Ottawa, "Turning the Page: Forging New Partnerships." between Museums and First Peoples."

CA ON00259 RG138 · Record group · 1986

Series consists of submissions to the Committee/Commission, minutes of meetings, interview notes, and information on budgeting.

Senior Management records
CA ON00259 RG134 · Record group · 1986-2000

Series consists of reports to ROM management, as well as review commissioned by management.

CA ON00259 RG139 · Record group · 1989-1997

Series consists of meeting minutes and agendas, including material on loans and acquisitions, as well as departmental collection policies.

French Language Services
CA ON00259 RG149 · Record group · 1989-2005

In 1982 the Outreach Department began to offer French Language Services at the ROM. With the passage of the French Language Services Act in November 1986, a new position “Coordinator of French Language Services” was created. In 1988 a French language interpretation unit was established within the Exhibit Design Services department. The responsibility of this new unit was to provide French translation for all ROM exhbitions.

CA ON00259 RG116 · Record group · 1992

Series consists of the Elspeth M. Williams research material and thesis for her Master of Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto., titled “’Finding Cleopatra’s eyeballs’ and other archaeological pursuits: A Royal Ontario Museum study of children’s perceptions of the past.”

Williams conducted a visitor evaluation study on children’s concept of archaeology, objects as a source for understanding the past, bias inherent in material evidence and the idea of cultural change and continuity. She discovered that Canadian fifth-graders had a high level of comprehension of the relationship between material evidence and the past; they generally felt that the museum’s interpretation of the past was authoritative. The study also indicated that children can handle abstract concepts and that concept learning is enhanced by museum visits.

The research material includes survey questions, sound recordings of interviews, flash cards, and marking sheets. Transcripts of the interviews are included in an appendix of the thesis.