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  • Conditions Governing Access Note
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation Note
  • Acquisition Information
  • Collection Description
  • J. T. Fraser Biography
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: J.T. Fraser Personal Papers and Collection of International Society for the Study of Time Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MS109
    Contributing Institution: Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
    Language of Material: English
    Language of Material: German English
    Physical Description: 3.0 Boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1958-2009
    Abstract: This collection contains the personal papers of J. T. Fraser and records of the International Society for the Study of Time, which he founded.
    Creator: Fraser, J. T. (Julius Thomas), 1923-2010

    Conditions Governing Access Note

    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

    Preferred Citation Note

    [Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, J.T. Fraser Personal Papers and Collection of International Society for the Study of Time Records, MS109, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Jane Fraser, 2013. Accession Number: 2012.40.

    Collection Description

    The collection consists of records of the International Society for the Study of Time (ISST) that J. T. Fraser collected; Fraser founded the society in 1966. The collection also contains personal materials of Mr. Fraser, often interspersed with materials relating to the work of the International Society for the Study. For example, Box 1, Folder 4, contains correspondence between George Ford and Fraser concerning the ISST but also personal cards. Other personal materials of Fraser include an award-winning paper that he wrote as an undergraduate (Box 3, Folder 1) and his patents (Box 2, Folder 6).
    Important International Society for the Study of Time records include drafts of the constitution (Box 1, Folder 7) and records of its reorganization in Box 3, Folder 1. There are also some group photographs of ISST meetings (eg, Box 2, Folder 1).
    Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence (both copies and originals), hard copies of e-mails, photographs, ISST newsletters and minutes, journals, and biograpies of J. T. Fraser. The dates of the materials span the years from 1958 though 2009.
    The materials were pulled from the original folders in which Fraser housed them; most of these folders had titles assigned by Fraser. In the collection guide the titles are recorded at the beginning of an entry in the description field and are followed by a colon.

    J. T. Fraser Biography

    J. T. (Julius Thomas) Fraser (1923-2010), a social scientist, was born in Budapest, Hungary, and lived there until immigrating to the United States after World War II. He attended Cooper Union in New York City and worked as a research scientist at General Precision Laboratory in Pleasantville, New York.
    Fraser received his Ph.D. from the University of Hannover in 1969; his disseration built upon his previous work on concepts and hierarchies of time. These themes, interest, and research had already led him to found in 1966 the International Society for the Study of Time, whose mission is "to foster the interdisciplinary study of time."
    Over the next four decades, Fraser authored numberous works, including Of time. Passion, and Knowledge (1975; second edition 1990), and The Genesis and Evolution of Time: a Critique of Interpretations in Physics (1982). These works reflected his belief that the "study" of time should be interdisciplinary.
    His journal Kronoscope, a Brill publication and a child of the International Society for the Study of Time, also evidenced this interdisciplinary approach, for the journal "invites critical contributions from all disciplines."
    J. T. Fraser died in 2010, acknowledged as a giant in the field that he pioneered, the study of time.

    Arrangement

    This small collection has no series, and its original order was not clear on receipt of the materials. It is arranged in three archival document boxes; each folder in the boxes contains the material originally housed in a folder by J. T. Fraser. His folder titles (when applicable) begin each entry in the contents field and are followed by a colon.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    International Society for the Study of Time.
    Space and Time
    Space and Time -- Congresses