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Desmond Morton fonds

  • UTA 1597
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1998 (predominant 1945-1998)

These records document the life and career of social and military historian, Professor Desmond Morton. They relate primarily to his research and writings; his administrative and teaching duties at Erindale College, University of Toronto; his poli...

Morton, Desmond

Media productions

Dr. Morton early realized the potential of using the visual and sound media as a method of documenting historically significant events in Canadian history, which could then be used as teaching aids in the classroom, with possible distribution to a...

Manuscripts and publications

The files in this series contain materials relating to the research, writing and publishing of articles, chapters of books, and books by Professor Morton (applications for research grants and leaves of absence are documented in series 7). Most of...

Research files

This series contains applications for research grants and research leave, along with a selection of Dr. Morton’s research files (the results of his research are documented in series 10). In part, this series documents the problems that academics ...

Addresses

This series consists of addresses and speeches (formal and otherwise) that are not included in files in other series, along with covering correspondence. The series begins with correspondence regarding speaking engagements (1971-1994), followed by...

Political activities

Dr. Morton has always had a deep interest in the political process in Canada, viewed from the left of the political spectrum. This interest translated for twenty years into an active involvement in the New Democratic Party, which he joined in 196...

University of Toronto: administration

Most of Professor Morton’s files relating to his time as principal of Erindale College remain with the administrative records of the College. The files in this series contain additional material relating to his activities at Erindale, and to his ...

Professional associations

Dr. Morton has long been active in professional associations relating to his academic and military interests. He has been a member of the Canadian Commission on Military History (chairman, 1976-1984); the Canadian Historical Association (he sat o...

Correspondence: other

This correspondence files in this series consists principally of Dr. Morton’s correspondence with his fellow historians and relating to his historical research. There are also files relating to journalism, labour issues, the media, with (primaril...

Lecture notes and other teaching materials

This series consists of material relating primarily to undergraduate and graduate history courses taught by Dr. Morton at the University of Toronto between the early 1970s and his departure for McGill in 1994. The non-U of T material consists of ...

Other professional and community activities

In spite of his busy academic and administrative schedules, Professor Morton has made time for what he termed ‘community service’ activities, usually in the form of committee work. His interests are focussed on educational, historical, military a...

Personal and family files

This small series consists of material relating to Dr. Morton’s education, and to honours awarded him. It includes papers given at Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Science, a small set of essays written for self-education w...

Correspondence: personal

This series consists of personal correspondence, relating to primarily to family and business matters, friends, appraisals of manuscripts, and references. There is one file relating to donations, another to ‘history’, one to searches for employme...

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