Accession B2014-0029 - Friedland 2014 accession

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UTA 1294-B2014-0029


Friedland 2014 accession


  • 1963-2015, predominant 2006-2015 (Creation)

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3.32 m of records (19 boxes)

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Introductory remarks by Martin Friedland to accession B2014-0029:
This is the fourth deposit of my papers in the University of Toronto Archives. The first was a collection of personal records in 1998 [B1998-006 (1968-1997) 30.03 metres)]. Further deposits were made in 2002. One of these [B2002-0022 (1887-2002, predominant 1928-2002), 13.5 metres)] consisted of papers relating to writing the history of the University of Toronto, The University of Toronto: A History, published by the University of Toronto Press in 2002. A second deposit [B2002-0023 (1925-2002), 3.29 metres] related to my personal papers from the years 1998 to 2002, plus some documents from earlier years. A deposit in 2008 [B2008-0033 ([189-?]-2008, bulk 1999-2008), 3.65 metres] contained personal papers from 2002 to 2008, including some documents from earlier years, as well as further documents relating to the history of the University of Toronto.

The present deposit consists primarily of personal papers from 2008 to the present. Many of the documents relate to the preparation of a 40 page introduction to the second edition of The University of Toronto: A History, published in hardcover and paperback in 2013.

I maintain my office at the law school and participate in a number of activities, including some decanal advisory committees. For the past few years I have taught an intensive course on “Issues in Criminal Justice” to upper year law students.

I continue to publish in a number of fields that I have worked on in the past, such as bail reform, judicial independence, evidence, and codification of the criminal law. A recent project, “Searching for Truth in the Criminal Justice System,” published in the Criminal Law Quarterly, resulted in the exploration of a new area of research. The paper dealt with proof of facts. Future research will deal with proof of propositions of law. The research for the introduction to the publication of a new edition of W.P.M. Kennedy’s 1922 classic, The Constitution of Canada, was particularly absorbing. Kennedy was an enigmatic figure, who became the first dean of the U of T law school even though he had never studied law. If more material is discovered, I may consider writing a full biography.

As the deposit shows, I have continued my involvement with the securities industry as a member of the board of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association and later acting as the chair of disciplinary hearings for a number of regulatory agencies. For a few years I was the chair of the Grievance Review Panel at the U of T. I also participated in a review of the McGill faculty of law and a legal studies program at Capilano University. There is also material on the report I did for Access Copyright, consultation for the Quadrennial Judicial Compensation Commission, membership in the Osgoode Society, and membership in the criminal law advisory committee of Legal Aid Ontario.

As before, there are a number of files on my family and travel and a large number of files containing correspondence. A number of honours are documented, including an honorary degree from Humber College in 2009, an Alumni of Influence award from University College in 2012, and an honorary degree from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2014.

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Further personal records of Professor Emeritus Martin L. Friedland, consisting of files documenting personal and family activities and achievements and honours bestowed; correspondence; Faculty of Law and other University of Toronto activities; research and publications, and addresses; files on the first and second editions of his "The University of Toronto: a history (2002 and 2013), and of "The Campus guide - University of Toronto"; and files on committee work and other professional activities.

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  • Records relating to the research and writing of The University of Toronto: a history (1st edition, 2002 and 2nd edition, 2013) and The Campus Guide - University of Toronto are open; B2014-0029/010 – /015.
  • All other records are restricted for a period of ten years from the date of the deed of gift (7 December 2014) or the death of the Donor, whichever later.

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B2014-0029/001 - /018

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