Fonds 2062 - Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Principal’s Office fonds

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CA ON00357 2062


Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Principal’s Office fonds


  • predominant 1945–2001 (Creation)
  • 1929–2013 (Creation)

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12.59 m of textual records
67 photographs

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Administrative history

The Principal’s Office was created in 1928 when Emmanuel College was founded. The College was established as a result of the formation of The United Church of Canada in 1925 and formed with the intention of continuing the tradition of theological education established earlier by Canadian Methodists and Presbyterians. The Principal is head of the College, and thus responsible for its academic program, life and work.

List of Principals:
Alfred Gandier (1928–1932)
Frederick Langford (1943–1945)
Alexander Dawson Matheson (1945–1956)
Kenneth Harrington Cousland (1956–1963)
Earl S. Lautenschlager (1963–1971)
William O. Fennell (1971–1981)
Douglas Jay (1981–1990)
John Hoffman (1990–1996)
Roger Hutchinson (1996–2001)
Samuel Peter Wyatt (2001–2008)
Mark G. Toulouse (2009-)

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Fonds consists of five series, which contain the records of the former Principals: Subject files, 1946–2013; Correspondence, 1946–1990; Records relating to the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, 1946–2001; Records relating to the Emmanuel College Financial Campaign, 1979–2012; and Records relating to teaching staff, 1973–1994.

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Further accruals are expected.

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The Principal's Office has historically maintained all files in alphabetical order by subject. Prior to 2017, the Archives maintained on large series called Subject Files which contained all of the records. In 2017, the Archivist grouped like records together in series based on activity in order to aid with searching.

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See also Principal Alfred Gandier (Fonds 2026) for records, 1928–1932, and Principal Richard Davidson (Fonds 2024) for records, 1932–1943.

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