Series 8 - Footnote source binders

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UTA 1294-B2002-0022-8


Footnote source binders


  • 1999-2001 (Creation)

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0.81 m of textual records

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In his “Introduction” , Professor Friedland wrote that “in order to keep track of the vast quantities of [research] material we were producing, we devised a system of making copies of the relevant pages of material cited in the notes. We therefore rarely spent time looking for material we had already cited. There was a binder for each chapter, with various ways of accessing the material. Future researchers may find the material contained in this series, Series 8, helpful in their own research.”

Each “binder” (the binders themselves were removed and the pages were tied together with library ribbon) consisted largely of photocopied material from published sources and archival records, along with some research reports, material downloaded from websites, and other ‘original’ material. Beginning in 1999, Charles Levi went through these binders, tidying up the material, checking and clarifying the bibliographic reference points, retaining the pages and leaves from which citations were made, and circling the appropriate passages in red ink.

The series consists of three sub-series, the first (by far the largest), being the sources for each footnote in each of the forty-two chapters. The last two sub-series, ‘additional binder material’ and ‘further supplemental material, 19th century’, contain what their titles convey. The arrangement was (and is) by chapter, originally with footnote numbers on yellow post-it notes firmly taped in place.

For each chapter, all the post-its have been removed (as they have largely been through the other series) and the numbers transferred to the documents themselves. Material that was not photocopied has been retained in its entirely. With the photocopied material, the bibliographic reference points only have been retained and entered on the title page or as appropriate. There are numerous entries from periodicals in the University Archives, especially the University of Toronto Bulletin, the University of Toronto Monthly, the Varsity Graduate and its successors. Here, only the first one or two photocopies from each title have been retained; the other issues referred to were listed, with the relevant pagination and commentary.

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