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Laurel Sefton MacDowell fonds
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Laurel Sefton MacDowell fonds

  • UTA 1276
  • Fonds
  • [196-]-2014

These records document the academic career of Professor Laurel Sefton MacDowell, a labour and environmental historian and professor at the University of Toronto. The records consist of personal and biographical information (including MacDowell's time as an undergraduate and graduate student at the U of T), her lecture notes and syllabi for courses taught at U of T, York, and McMaster, her publications and research, her professional activities (both inside and outside academia), and general correspondence.

Sefton MacDowell, Laurel

Teaching

This series consists of syllabi, notes, and lectures prepared primarily by Prof MacDowell for undergraduate and graduate history courses taught at the University of Toronto (Erindale/UTM). In some cases, MacDowell served as a TA for a course or contributed to courses but was not the primary instructor. However, the majority of the records pertain to courses in which she was the primary instructor or developed the course herself. There are also records pertaining to courses taught at York University and McMaster University as well as records related to the supervision of students. The courses reflect Prof MacDowell's interests in labour movements, working class history, and environmental history. Some records also contain terms of appointment and correspondence.

Correspondence

Series consists of Laurel MacDowell's correspondence which primarily documents MacDowell's professional activities within universities (the majority of the records pertain to the University of Toronto, however there is also correspondence regarding York and McMaster universities as well). The correspondence documents other aspects of MacDowell's life as well, such as her role as editor of the Ontario History journal and as a publishing academic. Additional correspondence can be found throughout other series within this accession as they pertain directly to the content of those files.

Professional activities

This series documents Prof MacDowell's involvement in organizations and associations—primarily those focused on labour relations and the environment. These include the Policy Committee of the Ontario NDP, the Nuclear International Research Group, and the Ontario Historical Society. Also documented here is MacDowell's involvement with the Larry Sefton Memorial Lecture series, for which she delivered the ten year anniversary lecture in 1992. Other conferences attended and presented at are also captured here, including the 1986 North American Labour History conference held at the University of Toronto, which MacDowell organized and which was the only time this conference had been hosted in Canada. This series also includes documentation of roles performed by Prof MacDowell in addition to her regular duties as a professor. These include the 1995 delivery of the citation for the honorary doctorate degree awarded to Lynn Williams; serving as chair of the Canadian History Search Committee (2000); participating in performance reviews; and lectures delivered to classes other than her own.

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