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R. Brian Land fonds
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R. Brian Land fonds

  • UTA 1462
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1993

Consists of records documenting the career of Brian Land as a student; professor of and administrator in library science at the University of Toronto; and as a librarian. Includes 4 accessions:

B1978-0012: Minutes, reports and correspondence from Prof. Land's tenure as chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Instructional Media and as a member of the Advisory Committee on Instructional Media. (3 boxes, 1970-1974)

B1993-0026: Correspondence, diaries, addresses, notes, minutes, reports, manuscripts, photographs, a watercolour, a sketch and an architectural drawing documenting Dr. Land's career as a professor of and administrator in library science at the University of Toronto and as provincial librarian of Ontario. (10 boxes, 1928-1993)

B1997-0024: These records document the activities of Brian Land as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto and as a librarian; as executive assistant (1963-1964) to Walter Gordon when, as Minister of Finance, he presented his first budget in the House of Commons in 1963; as a member of the executive of the Davenport-Dovercourt Liberal Association (Gordon’s constituency), and as advisor to and partial author of Gordon’s incomplete memoir, Pursuit of an ideal – Canadian independence. They also cover his involvement in the 1962 federal election (the subject of his MA thesis) that was published in 1965 as Eglinton: the election study of a federal constituency. (15 boxes, 1942-1969)

B2008-0015: This accession documents Prof. Land’s professional activities with the Canadian Library Association, the Ontario Library Association and the Institute of Professional Librarians prior to his appointment as Director of the School of Library Science in 1964. There is only one file related to talks on the University of Toronto Library to classes such as Paul Fox’s political science class. (5 boxes, 1957-1963)

Land, Reginald Brian

Land 1978 accession

Minutes, reports and correspondence from Prof. Land's tenure as chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Instructional Media and as a member of the Advisory Committee on Instructional Media.

Land 1993 accession

Consists of correspondence, diaries, addresses, notes, minutes, reports, manuscripts, photoprints, a watercolour, a sketch and an architectural drawing documenting Dr. Land's career as a professor of and administrator in library science at the University of Toronto and as provincial librarian of Ontario.

Personal files

The "personal" files deal primarily with professional matters, but at a personal rather than an official administrative level.

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