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Allan Irving fonds

  • UTA 1420
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1965, 1976-1999, [reproduced in 2001]

Fonds documents Allan Irving’s activities from 1976 to 1998 as a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work; as lecturer and/or professor at King’s College (University of Western Ontario), at the Faculty of Social Work (University of Toronto), at the Nipissing College (Laurentian University) and Wilfrid Laurier University. It also partially documents his other professional and scholarly activities, publications and writings, lectures and addresses from 1978 to 1999.

Irving, Allan

Sound recordings

This series consists of 4 files including recording of interviews with social workers.

Publications and writings

This series partially documents Allan Irving’s writing and publishing activities generally relating to social work in Canada from 1978 to 1999. This includes articles, chapter of books, books and/or book reviews published. It also partially documents his work being cited in others’ publications.

The series consists of 28 files including draft (some handwritten) of published and unpublished papers, correspondence and press clippings. It also includes a sound recording of Irving lecturing the paper he prepared for a job interview at the FSW (B2000-0022/004S).

University of Toronto. Teaching activities

This series documents Allan Irving’s teaching activities at the Faculty of Social Work from 1984 to 1999: undergraduate and graduate courses taught, supervision of MSW students and doctoral candidates. It also documents his exchanges with Faculty colleagues about teaching issues and with students ; his lecture given in the University of Toronto Department of Behavioral Science in 1994 ; his activities as instructor for the Massey lectures (School of Continuing Studies), during the fall term of 1996.

The series consists of 76 files including course outlines, bibliographies and course evaluations; lectures notes and working notes; student lists, assignments and grades; correspondence; articles and press clippings. It also includes sound recordings of interviews with Bessie Touzel regarding her years with the Toronto Welfare Council (1940-1948), by Linda Patton-Cowie on March 11 and 18, 1985 (B2000-0022/002S) ; sound recording of an interview with Reverend W. Robert Lacey, by Iris Anna Enkurs on April 4, 1986, regarding the period he was Chief Social Worker at the Queen Street Mental Health Centre (formerly known as Ontario Hospital, Toronto) from the mid-1950s to 1978 (B2000-0022/003S).

University of Toronto. Administrative activities

This series documents Allan Irving’s appointment at the University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work (FWS), his promotions, workload and salary progression from 1985 to 1999; his participation into administrative activities at the FWS as a member of various committees and groups. It also partially documents his exchanges with Faculty colleagues ; his participation into a debate on Faculty fundraising campaign in the corporate sector and over the adoption of the FSW strategic plan ; his participation to some Faculty social events such as retirement reception for Donald Bellamy, Elspeth Latimer and Dot Ross, and other events like graduation parties. This series also documents his participation into activities of the Office of the Governing Council’s Academic board in 1992 and 1994 ; his participation into activities of the University of Toronto Faculty Association as chairperson for the Academic freedom committee in 1996 and 1997, and as FSW’s representatives on the Grievance committee in 1998 ; his participation into activities of the selection committee for the Quality student experience award of the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1994 ; his participation into activities of various Ph.D. examination committees from 1989 to 1997 ; his participation into activities of the School of Graduate Studies’ committee to examine the SGS leave policy in 1990 and 1991.

The series consists of 41 files including minutes of meetings, diaries, reports, addresses, correspondence and press clippings. It also includes a photograph of a canvas sent by Terence Stone, MSW student ; a photograph of FSW 80th anniversary committee members ; the sound recording of Irving’s address given at the authors’ reception of the 80th anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Social Work (B2000-0022/001S).