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University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

Convocation files, including addresses, media releases and photographs (1975-1985); files relating to sesquicentennial celebrations, Bovey Commission, Art Walk 1984, establishment of the Women's Studies scholarship. Apart from department files, there are also miscellaneous items collected by the Department i.e., New Songs of the U. of T.; invitations, programs and dance cards (1911-1915); class of 1915 directory.

University of Toronto. Department of Information Services

Correspondence, memoranda, drafts of articles, interviews, press releases, reports, and press clippings documenting the activities of the University News Bureau, and the Varsity (later the University of Toronto) Graduate. Included are files of the science editor, Leonard Bertin (1971-1974), including news releases and news items (1965-1971); files relating to the 50th anniversary of the discovery of insulin (1971-1972); campus tours (1965-1973); and convocation and other addresses, on film (1959-1967). There are also photoprints of faculty, students, visiting lecturers, distinguished guests, and events associated with the University of Toronto; and images of campus grounds and buildings, including aerial views, and events on campus. Photos of Bob Rae in Box 29, files 31 to 33 (C.U. G. files).

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

Sound recordings, film and slides documenting fundraising drives at the University of Toronto, 1966-1976. Audio lift from program "Universities Tomorrow" part of the "Where To From Here" series produced by the Media Centre and Global Television (see Media Centre Collection A96-0008 tape V-7113-C). Photographs of students from various departments - each is identified. Photos were possibly taken for a publicity brochure.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

Sound cassettes and videos collected by the Department of Public Affairs in the course of their promotion of the University. Both sound and video tapes document speeches, convocations, special events, fundraising and research. There are also video productions promoting the University of Toronto in particular as well as specific areas of higher education. Such is the case in Discovering Science produced by Media Centre to encourage young women to enter the fields of science and engineering and which features many prominent University of Toronto scientists. There is a promotional tape for the Division of Occupational Therapy and one promoting research in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

VHS and CD copies of two promotions produced to celebrate the 175th anniversary. "175th Anniversary" and "Alumni Video 2003" feature clipped interviews with well known academics and alumni including architect Raymond Moriyama, activist Craig Keilburger, medical scientist Lap-Chee Tsui, filmaker David Cronenberg, politician Paul Martin, ballet dancer Karen Kain, judge Roseli Abella, artist Doris McCarthy, activist Zana Acanda and many more. The "175th Anniversary" was probably used during a gala and has an introduction by Lorne Michaels, producer of Saturday Night Live.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

Recorded lectures by: Edward Heath, Lester Brown, Maurice Strong, Peter Ustinov, Helen Caldicott, John Aird, Hans King, Fred Hoyle, John Polanyi; the installation of James Ham; radio program "Inside the U. of T"; concert by Faculty of music called "Sharing Through Music"; various promotional videos and campus tours; off air recording of CITY TV Production "Universities in Trouble".Other subjects covered: Hart House and the Group of Seven; the use of animals in research; university funding; the Extern program; the University College ghost.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

VHS copy of promotional tape "Great Minds for a Great Future" produced for fund raising purposes in 1997 and revised in 2000. Includes clipped interviews with well known academics and alumni including John Polanyi, Janice Stein, Tak Mak, Norman Jewison as well as President Robert Birgeneau[Narrated by Donald Sutherland].

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

One video documents President Prichard's address at Spring Reunion on June 3, 2000. A CD containing photographs and a web presentation document the dedication of the Roy Oglesby Room at 21 King's College Circle. Two CDs document the University of Toronto 175th Banners. They contain portraits (Tif files) as well as images of each banner (PDF files). There are 136 people, mainly famous or accomplished alumni and faculty.
Three paper bags to commemorte President Prichard's farwell with cartoon on the side.