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A.F.W. Plumptre fonds
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A.F.W. Plumptre fonds

  • CA UTSC 009
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1974

The fonds serves as a representative sample of the activities carried out, and the relationships engendered, during A.F.W. Plumptre's tenure as principal of Scarborough College from 1965 to 1972. Both official papers and personal documents are included. Official documents include: reports, correspondence, transcripts of speeches, and seating plans. Personal documents include: invitations, cards, photograph albums, clippings, publications, books, and artifacts.

Plumptre, A. F. W. (Arthur FitzWalter Wynne)

Appointment to Principal

File includes a letter from University of Toronto President Claude Bissell to Plumptre indicating that the board of governors has voted in favour of his nomination, a telegram from Plumptre to his wife stating that the board has approved his election, and several clippings regarding the election.

Books

File includes two books: Test Pattern: Instructional Television at Scarborough College, University of Toronto by John A. Lee (1971); A History of Scarborough edited by Robert B. Bonis. The first is signed by Plumptre on the front end paper (1965). N.B. Books are not in a folder.

Cards

File includes three cards: a thank-you note from Frank and Lilian Harbutt (1968), a retirement card from the Physical Services Department, and a retirement card from "Catherine (alias Christine)".

Clippings

File includes clippings regarding the opening of the college, its architecture, Plumptre's appointment and retirement, as well as articles written by Plumptre.

Invitations

File includes four invitations: formal opening of Scarborough College (4 October 1966); reception for opening of exhibition of sculpture by Sorel Etrog (6 October, no year); retirement of A.F.W. Plumptre (25 April 1972); reception for graduating class (9 May 1972).

Jewelry

File includes three items of jewelry: 10K gold double-link charm bracelet; 10K gold charm displaying the old UTSC logo; ring (possibly silver) displaying UTSC logo. The bracelet and charm appear to be unworn, but the ring is heavily tarnishedand has many scratches and other indicators of regular wear. N.B. these items are located in the office of the Head Librarian and may be accessed by request only.

Magazines

File includes two magazines: The Architectural Forum (May 1966); artscanada (August/September 1967). Both magazines depict Scarborough College on their front covers and include extensive articles on the architecture of the college.

Photo album: Graduation Ball and Decennial Celebration

File includes 27 colour photos depicting students and faculty attending the Graduation Ball and Dicennial Celebration (exact date unknown). Also included are two letters regarding the celebration, the first from D.B. Allen to A.F.W. Plumptre and the second from D.B. Allen to Plumptre's successor, D.R. Campbell.

Photo album: Scarborough College 1965-1972

File includes 39 black & white photos depicting Scarborough College while Plumptre was principal, 1965 to 1972. The first page includes the following dedication: "Scarborough College 1965-1972. dedicated to: Mr. & Mrs. A.F.W. Plumptre on their retirement from the College 1972. with sincere best wishes The Graphics & Photography Department". None of the photos have annotations.

Photo album: The Athletes [1/2]

File includes 27 black & white and 17 colour photos depicting student athletes at UTSC, as well as a letter from "The Athletes" thanking Principal Plumptre for his support, an article on UTSC architecture, and an unattributed drawing. Photos include athletic banquets, team photos, and action photos. Album given to Principal Plumptre on his retirement.

Scarborough College publications

File includes ten publications: Scarborough College Information Bulletin 1964-1965; Varsity News (October 1965); Varsity News (November 1966); Varsity Graduate (Christmas 1966); Scarborough College Bulletin (Vol. 2, Nos. 19-24.

University records

File includes several documents produced by or for Plumptre during his tenure as principal: Scarborough College Council opening meeting speech, thank-you letter from V.W. Bladen, finance and policy report for 1965-1966, formal opening of Scarborough College speech, seating plan for formal opening dinner, seating plan for board of governors dinner, 1969 progress report to the Senate, and certificate of honorary college membership. Also includes two copies of registration guidelines (n.d., c. 1970).