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National Federation of Canadian University Students
National Federation of Canadian University Students fonds. -- 1926-1969. -- 43 m of textual records and other material.
The National Federation of Canadian University Students came into being in December of 1926 in the wake of a British Empire debating team which toured Canada. The founding conference was held at McGill University in Montreal. The organization was founded to create "a better understanding among students, more cooperation ... among ... universities, ... and to furnish a means of creating international ties with groups of students in other countries." The Federation became dormant during the years of World War II but revived in 1946. In 1964 the Federation underwent a re-organization and was renamed the Canadian Union of Students in an attempt to conciliate differences between English-speaking and French-speaking students. The fonds contains an essay which outlines these problems, titled "Assessment of the History of CUS/NFCUS (1926-1965)". It officially dissolved in 1969.
There have been four accruals. Part of the first accrual was microfilmed
and the original material destroyed. What remains in original form of
the first accrual is arranged as follows:
CUS: General Office Files, 1963-1969, Boxes 1-30, 32-54
Microfilms of first accrual: 1-6 CUS printed materials; 7-14 CUS day files and outgoing correspondence. Also the first accrual contained a microfilm which is labelled M.F. Hutchinson.
The second accrual, CUS-LeGoff (37-1991), consists of correspondence,
reports, and publications.
Researchers may also wish to consult the Paul Becker fonds. Becker was active in many student organizations, including NFCUS.
Title based on contents of the fonds.