Macro-Appraisal: From Theory to Practice

  • Brian P.N. Beaven

Author Biography

Brian P.N. Beaven
Brian P.N. Beaven has been an archivist in the Government Archives and Records Disposition Division of the National Archives of Canada since 1989. He holds an honours BA in history from the University of Toronto (1972), an MA in Canadian history from Carleton University (1973), and a PhD in history from the University of Toronto (1982), where his thesis analyzed the development and ideology of the Liberal Party of Ontario in the late nineteenth century. Between 1982 and 1989, he taught at the University of Alberta and the University of Western Ontario. Since his arrival at the National Archives, he has completed twenty-six archival appraisals of federal central agencies. Brian has published on late nineteenth century politics and journalism in the Canadian Historical Review and Ontario History, and served as inaugural Treasurer on the first Executive Board of the Archives Association of Ontario from 1993 to 1995. Since 1997, he has served as Vice-President of the Eastern Chapter of the Archives Association of Ontario, and actively dabbles in local heritage advocacy and ancestor worship in the Ottawa valley.
How to Cite
Beaven, Brian P.N. 1999. “Macro-Appraisal: From Theory to Practice”. Archivaria 48 (February), 154-98.