Fonds 2022 - Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Theology Fonds

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Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Theology Fonds

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CA ON00357 2022

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  • 1868–1928 (Creation)

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2 m of textual records

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(1873-1928)

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The first course in Theology was given at Victoria College in 1871-1872. The next year the course was enlarged into a department, with courses leading to a degree of Bachelor of Divinity. In 1873 the Department became a fully organized Faculty of Theology.

After Victoria University federated with University of Toronto in 1890, and moved from Cobourg to Toronto, Victoria University held in abeyance its power to grant degrees except those in Divinity. When the United Church in Canada was formed in 1925, various legal/property considerations lead to the non-concurring Presbyterian Church retaining the Knox College building with the provision that the United Church was permitted joint occupancy for three years.

Following a Dominion Property Commission decision in 1927, which awarded the Presbyterians the name and charter and the greater part of the endowments of Knox, the United Church incorporated a college to be known as Union Theological College, comprising those of Knox College (United Church) and uniting with Victoria to form with its Faculty of Theology, a Theological College of the United Church. Two months later Union College became separately federated with the University of Toronto.

In the summer of 1927, the Union College students moved out of the Knox College building and established headquarters on the Victoria campus for the 1927-1928 year. An Act was passed in April 1928 that combined Union College with the Victoria Faculty of Theology to form Emmanuel College.

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Fonds consists of three series: Minutes and other records, 1868–1928; Records of the Dean of Theology, 1910–1928; and Records of students, 1871–1928.

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1988.082V
1992.033V
1992.064V
1992.067V
1992.186V
1994.043V
1997.102V

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See also the Ephemera Collection: http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/archives/ephemera

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Added by MO: May 31, 2016
Revised by ECN: April 27, 2017
Revised by JT: July 13, 2018 and Oct 10 2018

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