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Leo C. Ferrari

  • CA UNB MG H 168
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1995, predominant 1961-1995

This fonds documents the academic activities of philosophy professor Leo Ferrari, particularly with respect to his studies of 5th-century bishop, philosopher and doctor of the church Augustine of Hippo. It also documents his activities as president and primary spokesperson for The Flat Earth Society (FES), an organization founded to encourage critical thinking and restore confidence in the validity of the senses. In addition, this fonds reflects Ferrari's interest in human rights issues.

It includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, notes, research material, draft and published copies of books and articles, bibliographies, and conference programmes. In connection with The Flat Earth Society, it includes letters from applicants, membership lists, tractates, photographs, copies of The Official Chronicle and The Official Organ, cartoons, newspaper clippings, brochures, and financial records. It also contains a reel-to-reel audio tape of Ferrari speaking about the FES and a VHS videotape entitled "In Search of the Edge". Artifacts include a smashed globe, maps of the world in various shapes, framed membership certificates, and a wooden gnome holding the sign "Repent! the Edge is Nigh".

This fonds consists of 4 series:

  1. Academic writings
  2. The Flat Earth Society
  3. Artifacts (The Flat Earth Society)
  4. Sabbaticals and conferences

Ferrari, Leo C.

St. Thomas University

  • CA PANB MC258
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1986

The fonds consists mainly of financial and administrative records for St. Thomas University and its predecessor institution, St. Thomas College. Financial records, including account books, ledgers, and bank books, 1910-1957. Administrative records include correspondence about the payment of tuition fees for students under programs of the Indian Affairs Branch, the Department of National Defence and the Department of Veterans' Affairs, 1949-1959, along with a listing of boarders and day scholars of St. Thomas College, 1910-1911, a copy of the constitution of the Students' Union of St. Thomas University, 1968-1969, a report entitled, "Residence Regulations - Men, St. Thomas University, Fredericton [1960s?], and a few other records.

Also included are printed brochures; souvenir programmes; biographical sketches of 11 priests (Rogers, Costello, Ploude, Reath, Pageau, Sheridan, Roach (2), Finnigan, Meader, and Pickett); a very few newspaper articles [1960s?]; and 4 photographs of building construction on the Fredericton campus.

There are also St. Thomas College / St. Thomas University calendars, dating from the 1911-1912 academic year to the 1985-1986 academic year, either in hard copy, on microfilm, or in both forms. Several years are missing in this run, more specifically, 1919-1920; 1920-1921; 1921-1922; 1924-1925; 1926-1927; 1928-1929; 1931-1932; and 1936-1937.

The fonds contains a few records relating to the university's student newspaper, "The Aquinian". There are 6 issues (originals) of "The Aquinian" (October, November, and December, 1964; February 1965; 13 February 1967; and 25 March 1968); several draft articles; an issue of "Nike", the newspaper's literary supplement (1965); and a few other records.

Student files, dating from 1914-1983, on microfilms F11808-F11812 are restricted. St. Thomas University faculty meeting minutes, 1967-1982, and St. Thomas University Senate minutes, 1968-3 June 1982, are available only on microfilm F11813.

St. Thomas University (Chatham and Fredericton, N.B.)