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Lorna Marsden fonds
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Lorna Marsden fonds

  • UTA 1521
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1992

Records of Prof. Lorna Marsden documenting her career as sociologist, feminist, administrator and teacher in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto.

Marsden, Lorna

Teaching files

Series consists of correspondence, lectures notes, course outlines and notes related to courses and lectures. It arranged by course or lecture chronologically.

Student files

Student files kept by Dr. Marsden which document the progress of her students (mainly graduate students). Files vary in content but usually contain correspondence, thesis proposals, critiques and analysis, letters of reference, marks, and Ph.D. oral comprehensive exam questions.


B1992-0031/001P: Exhibit - Ukrainian Refugees after WWII, 1984
B1992-0031/002P: Prof. Hughes and Magill, [197-]

Administrative files

Includes files from the Department of Sociology including records on the Structural Analysis Program, Area Committee for the Sociology of Work and Occupation, as well as one file on the Graduate Program. Also included are files on Research Projects and Grants, tenure cases, and Chairperson Search Committee.

Other administrative positions somewhat documented in this series are Marsden's term as Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and as Chair, Women's Studies Program. Copies of Marsden's CVs are filed at the beginning of this series.


This series documents Marsden's activities as a consultant and reviewer both within the University of Toronto and external to the University community. Included for example are project reviews for SHRCC, manuscript reviews for the U of T Press, (she served on the Manuscript Review Committee from 1985-91), reviews of various University of Toronto academic departments/faculties/programs and similar such reviews for other universities.

General correspondence

Includes professional and some personal correspondence both incoming and outgoing. Documents Dr. Marsden's career as a sociologist and as well as her role in the Canadian women's movement. Most of the correspondence is an exchange between Marsden and other Canadian academics/sociologists who discuss various research interests in the field of sociology and women's issues. Arrangement is chronological at the file level.

University of Toronto: committees and appointments

Includes reports, memos, correspondence, minutes, agendas documenting the many committees in which Dr. Marsden was involved. Most significantly are the Centenary Celebration of Women Committee, the Pay Equity Working Group and the Presidential Equal Pay Committee. Also documented in this series is Dr. Marsden's interest and involvement in the status of women at the University of Toronto as well as her time spent as Vice-President of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.

Professional activities files

This is the largest series in this accession and contains files on committees outside the University of Toronto, conferences, symposiums attended, papers delivered, published reviews, manuscripts and publication files. It also contains files on professional associations to which Marsden was affiliated.

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