Fonds consists of personal and professional papers created by economics professor Jack Boan, from the 1940s to 1985. Most of the records have not been processed but generally they fall into the following series: Professional Correspondence (1962-1978); Community and Professional Concerns, Organizations and Affiliations (1965-1985); Conferences, Colloquia, Workshops ([ca. 1967]-1985); Personal ([ca. 1940s], 1970-1976); Publications and Writings by Dr. Boan (1951-1976); Reference Files ([ca. 1945]-1983); Royal Commission on Health Services (1962-1965); and University Work ([ca. 1945]-1983). In the University Work series the following sub-series are found: Administration (1961-1975); Faculty (1962-1971); Teaching ([ca.1945]-1983); and Youth/Students (1960-1976). Of particular interest are the extensive files relating to the various community, professional, and student organizations with which Dr. Boan was involved at the local, regional, and national levels. These contain correspondence, meeting materials, financial documents, reports, newsletters, and other material pertaining to numerous groups in the areas of community planning, broadcasting, resources, economics, and, especially, international development. Some of the organizations are: the Community Planning Association of Canada, Regina Branch (1966-1973) and Saskatchewan Division (1967-1972); Man and Resources (1972-1973); the Canadian Bureau for International Education (1973-1976); CUSO, local and national (1960-1976); World University Service of Canada (1963-1971); and the United Nations Association, Regina Branch (1968-1969), 1980-1985). Also notable are the correspondence, budgets, grant applications, program materials, audio recordings, photos, and other records concerning the planning, organization, and funding of the second Canadian Conference on Health Economics held at the University of Regina in September, 1983, and chaired by Dr. Boan. The fonds also contains substantial series of teaching and reference files dating from the 1940s to 1983. Besides teaching materials, lecture notes, examinations, class lists, and other records directly relevant to the courses Dr. Boan taught, these files incorporate a broad range of background information in agricultural economics, water resources, recreation, mining, health, transportation, energy, land management, forecasting, and other areas of academic interest and expertise.