A. Edward Safarian

Title: A. Edward Safarian fonds

Date(s) of creation: 1922-1997

Physical description: 17.56 metres textual and graphic records

Admin. history/Biographical Sketch: 

A. Edward Safarian is a University of Toronto Professor of Economics, 1966-1989, and since 1989, Professor Emeritus.

A. Edward Safarian entered University College, University of Toronto, in 1942 and graduated with a B.A. (hons.) degree in 1946. He went on to graduate studies at the University of California Berkley, where he received a Ph.D. in economics in 1956.

Between 1950 and 1955, Dr. Safarian worked in the International Trade Division of the Dominic and Bureau of Statistics in Ottawa. He then became Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Political Science at the University of Saskatchewan in 1956. In 1962a Dr. Safarian was promoted to Full Professor and Head of the Department. Later, in 1966a he joined the University of Toronto's Department of Political Economy and served as the Department's last Head from 1976 to 1982 before its reorganization. Between 1971 and 1976, he was also Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Following his retirement and appointment as Professor Emeritus in 1989. Professor Safarian became a Professor of Business Economics in the Faculty of Management.

In addition to his academic activities at the University of Toronto and Saskatchewan, Dr. Safarian has taught t courses at the Banff School of Management and in the Faculty of Law and Economics at the University of Nice. He has also served as a consultant to various federal and provincial governments.

Scope and content: 

This fonds contains the personal records of Professor Safarian documenting his personal, professional and academic activities from his days as a university student through his career as professor of economics at the University of Toronto.  These records form a number of series, including correspondence, course notes taken as an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto and graduate and post-graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley, employment by the Government of Canada and Universities of Saskatchewan and Toronto, conference files, teaching files, addresses, and manuscripts, publications and photographs.

Access/Use: Some records in Accessions B1996-0034 and B1989-0032 are restricted. See finding aids for details.

Finding aids: Finding aids available in Reading Room 

Related records in a different fonds:

Accruals: Further accruals expected.

Corresponding accessions: B1989-0032/ B1994-0019/ B1996-0034/ B2000-0008