This series contains no documentation of Professor Flinn’s years of employment in France, only records documenting some of his activities, both administrative and academic, at the University of Toronto. The files are arranged with the administrative records appearing first, followed by teaching files and files of correspondence with graduate students. The most significant administrative records are the minutes, memoranda, correspondence, and reports (1963-1985) documenting the activities of the Graduate Department of French, especially for the years 1969 to 1975 when Professor Flinn was secretary. There is a file [B2009-0038/001(10)] honouring Marguerite Macdonald on her 85th birthday; she had lectured in the Department of French at University College from 1934 to 1965.
At the undergraduate level, Professor Flinn taught the following courses:
FRE 1a : Representative works of French literature (general course) (1959-1964)
FRE 1b : Option for religious knowledge in honour courses: reading of modern
French texts (general course) (1959-1960)
FRE 1k/116 : Option for religious knowledge in honour courses: reading of modern
French texts (general course) (1960-1964)
FRE 1f : Reading of modern French texts (honours course) (1960-1964)
FRE 130 : Reading of representative French texts. Composition (honours course)
FRE 160 : Representative works of French literature (honours course) (1965-1966)
FRE 171 : Language practice I (1977-1986)
FRE 2b/201 : French thinkers of the 17th and 18th centuries (general course) (1960-1966)
FRE 226Y : Realism in French literature (1976-1979)
FRE 271 : Language practice II (1982-1986)
FRE 316 : Medieval French language and literature (1972-1986)
FRE 3f/330 : Old French (honours course) (1959-1970)
FRE 475: Practical translation (1983-1986)
At the graduate level, he taught:
FRE 1014/1300Y : The Old French epic (1961-1979)
FRE 1016/1301Y : Old French bourgeoise literature (1962-1979)
FRE 1159H : Structure de l’ancien français (1979-1980, 1981-1986)
FRE 1301Y, L : La literature bourgeoise du Moyen Age (1980-1986)
The files contain exam and some text questions for many of Professor Flinn’s undergraduate courses, and some course material for FRE 1f, 130, 226 (also some lecture notes), 3f, 316, and 475Y. At the graduate level, there are notes for courses FRE 1014, 1016, and 1159, along with a small sampling of term papers for the last course, and files of doctoral qualifying and comprehensive examinations.
Following the course material files are other files of correspondence with Professor Flinn’s four doctoral students and a number of masters and undergraduate students, arranged alphabetically in each category. These files contain a combination of general correspondence, material relating to theses research and defence, and letters of reference.