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William Harding le Riche fonds
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William Harding le Riche fonds

  • UTA 1469
  • Fonds
  • [187-] - 2005 [predominant 1929-2004]

Personal records of W. Harding le Riche, documenting his personal life in South Africa and Canada and his career as an epidemiologist, especially at the School of Hygiene and in the Department of Preventative Medicine at the University of Toronto.

The records include correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and photographs; drafts of articles, chapters of books and whole books, including le Riche’s Memoirs; addresses; course outlines, lecture notes and other teaching files; conference files; and reports derived from academic research and consulting work. There is also a set of LPs consisting of a recording by the South African Broadcasting Corporation of a 1966 lecture series by Raymond Dart, an eminent anthropologist who first described Australopithecus africannus.

Le Riche, William Harding

Accession B1995-0021

Consists of correspondence; lecture notes on tropical diseases; drafts of addresses and publications including the proposed second edition of HUMAN ECOLOGY FOR STUDENTS OF MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY (1978) documenting Dr. le Riche's activities as an epidemiologist and administrator in the School of Hygiene and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics; biographies and bibliographies of U of T scientists (1922-1977).

Accession B1989-0046

Consists of biographical files, mementoes, addresses, manuscripts and publications (1950-1988), curricula and lecture notes in epidemiology (1960's to 1976), lecture notes in public health sanitation, international health, and School of Hygiene documenting Prof. le Riche's career in epidemiology in the School of Hygiene and its successor departments. Includes photoprints.

Sound recordings

This series includes 2 interviews with le Riche. One relates to South Africa and discusses his childhood, his early education, his family life as well as his opinions on various aspects of South African history, events and people. A second is an interview with Betty Kennedy done in 1967 discussing the problem of obesity and diet. Finally, the third tape is of a Methodist choir of the Basuto people taped by le Riche during a visit to his homeland. The choir is introduced by le Riche at the beginning of the tape.

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