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Peter H. Russell fonds
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Peter H. Russell fonds

  • UTA 1736
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2016

The Peter H. Russell fonds is comprised of two accessions: B2005-0001 and B2017-0006. The records span over 60 years and document Prof. Russell’s academic career primarily with the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and a...

Russell, Peter H.

Research

This series contains files relating to grant applications and research materials produced for some of the books and other publications Prof. Russell has undertaken.Included are files relating to research funding for Supreme Court of Canada, Canadi...

Photographs

This series contains photographs documenting some of Peter Russell’s activities while participating mainly in academic and professional functions. Most are informal colour snapshots taken while at academic conferences and meetings, as well as in ...

Teaching

Prof. Russell taught several courses in political science at both the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Toronto beginning with his appointment as lecturer in 1958. Additionally, he taught courses outside the University at insti...

Press

Series consists of commentary and addresses given to the media by Prof. Russell. Material includes opinion pieces and responses to a number of national issues including the prorogation of Parliament in 2008-2009, minority governments, the long-gun...

Books

In addition to publishing in academic journals and within the press, Prof. Russell has also authored and edited numerous books, beginning in 1965 with the publication of Leading constitutional decisions. Written primarily for the lay person requir...

Associations for Retired Academics and Librarians

Series consists of records documenting Prof. Russell’s work with two organizations presented in the following sub-series: The College of Universities Retiree Association and Canada (CURAC) (Sub-series 10.1) and the Retired Academics and Librarians...

University of Toronto

At the time of his appointment as full professor in 1968, Prof. Russell was also appointed as Acting principal of Innis College. He was appointed principal in 1971 for a period of 5 years. He was also Director of Graduate Studies in the Departmen...

Dene Nation Southern Support Group

In 1974, Prof. Russell was appointed Chairman of the Dene Nation Southern Support Group. This informal body led by both Russell and Prof. Don Simpson (University of Western Ontario), was established in September 1974 by the Indian Brotherhood of ...

Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples

In 1992, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, co-chaired by Judge René Dussault and Georges Erasmus, was established by the federal government. Prof. Russell was hired as Chair of the Research Advisory Committee and served from 1992-1995. ...

University of Toronto Faculty Association

Series consists of records documenting Prof. Russell’s involvement with the University of Toronto Faculty Association where he served on multiple committees. Records document constitutional reviews, various negotiations with the UofT, discussions ...

The Ipperwash Inquiry

In November 2003, the Ipperwash Inquiry was established by the Government of Ontario to investigate and report on the factors surrounding the death of Dudley George. Mr. George was shot and killed during a protest at the Ipperwash Provincial Park ...

Professional activities and addresses

Files included from accession B2005-0001 within this series document Prof. Russell’s activities in various conferences and associations both nationally and internationally. Prof. Russell’s level of involvement ranged from being a regular member t...

Correspondence – General

This major series within the fonds documents Prof. Russell’s academic career at the University of Toronto. Correspondence consists mainly of incoming letters from University of Toronto faculty, colleagues, judges, provincial and federal politicia...

Consulting and public service

In addition to his academic responsibilities at the University of Toronto, Prof. Russell was in demand for his expertise and advice in a number of areas, particularly surrounding aboriginal rights. Sub-series 5.1 (Subject files and correspondence)...

Subject files and correspondence

This series contains files of correspondence, notes, reports, minutes of meetings, clippings, manuscripts, and other records relating to various activities, organizations, issues that Prof. Russell has been involved in over the past four decades. ...

Correspondence – Individuals

This series relates closely to Series 3, but reflects the original arrangement of the personal records of Prof. Russell. This series consists of two subseries: correspondence in separate files by name of correspondent and letters of reference for...

Early education

In 1955, Peter Russell entered Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar (Ontario). This series contains only class notebooks compiled by Prof. Russell while a student in the Bachelor of Arts programme between 1955-1957. Notes are mainly relating to ...

Personal and biographical

Files in accession B2005-0001 contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues received by Prof. Russell over more than four decades. Unlike the other series of correspondence described below, the contents of letters, cards and notes i...