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James E. Guillet fonds

  • UTA 1337
  • Fonds
  • 1944–2005

Personal records of Professor James E. Guillet, documenting his academic and professional career as chemist with Eastman Kodak Company, as a professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto, and as an inventor and promoter of basic research and industrial application in the use and disposal of plastics and synthetic fibres. Includes correspondence, education, administrative and teaching activities; manuscripts of published and unpublished literary works, addresses, associations and conferences, grant applications and research files, laboratory notebooks, research notes and reports of students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting professors, files on consulting and on three high-technology companies he founded, patent files, and photographs.

Guillet, James Edwin

Friedland 1st 2002 accession

Records compiled by Professor Martin Friedland in the researching and writing of his University of Toronto: A history (University of Toronto Press, 2002). Included are correspondence files, files on the structure of the project, research notes and material, drafts of the manuscript, correspondence relating to publication matters, addresses, photographs, audiotapes, books, pamphlets and other publications.

The records document how the project was conceived and carried out, including the evolution of the manuscript and discussions over the shaping of the book. One consequence was putting the footnotes on line, a first for the University of Toronto Press, and also issuing them in a separate hardcopy volume. The records document the major issues at the University and, by extension, in higher education in Ontario over more than 175 years. The research reports, correspondence from academics, university administrators and graduates from across North America, original material forwarded by individuals, and the commentaries by some sixty people who read the whole manuscript, together provide extra breadth and depth to this historical record of the University.

University of Toronto. Department of Physics fonds

  • UTA 0073
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1893 - ca. 2000

This fonds contains 5 accessions of records from the University of Toronto's Department of Physics. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Department of Physics

Baird, George Philip (oral history)

Oral history interview with George Philip Baird, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with his decision to become a professional architect, and focusses on the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, its curricula, faculty and administration. Also discusses his student years and position on the faculty, 1967-1987, architectural practice, research, and writing and other Schools of Architecture.

Baird, George Philip

Beckwith, John (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor John Beckwith conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with Beckwith's early education and ends with thoughts on the future of the Institute for Canadian Music. Focusses on the period 1945-1986 and covers his undergraduate studies, the curricula, faculty and students of the Toronto Conservatory and the later Royal Conservatory of Music and the Faculty of Music, their administrative histories, with particular references to his term as Dean of the Faculty, relations with other divisions within the University, notably the Faculty of Arts and the Office of the President, his post-graduate musical education in Europe, economic aspects of a musician's life, musical composition in Canada and the role of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Edward Johnson Building, its library, finances, and his personal philosophy of music.

Cadario, Paul (oral history)

Oral history interview with Paul Cadario conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers interviewee's family background through post-graduation activities. Focuses on the period 1969-1982 discussing choice of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, its curricula, faculty including Dean James Milton Ham, student activities, the Students' Administrative Council, Governing Council, Oxford University and work with the Alumni Association and the Associates of the University of Toronto.

Cadario, Paul

Conacher, James Blennerhasset (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor James B. Conacher conducted by Paul A. Bator. Covers his World War II service through to 1984. Focuses on University of Toronto years, 1946-1984, discussing the Dept. of History, the Graduate Dept. of History, faculty, curricula (with particular reference to the honours course), students, student activities, buildings occupied by the departments, appointments, promotions and tenure, salaries and allowances, the University of Toronto Faculty Association, the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the Board of Governors, the Senate, developments within the university leading to the creation of Governing Counciland its operations, and relations with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Dewar, Frederick P. (oral history)

Oral history interview by Valerie Schatzker covers Dewar's family background and early education through to his predictions of the future of medicine. Focussing on the period 1930-1976, it discusses the Faculty of Medicine, student activities, staff and curriculum; the Toronto General Hospital; World War II service; the development of orthopedic surgery; post-graduate medical education and scoliosis.

Dewar, Frederick P.

Easterbrook, William Thomas James (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Paul A. Bator. Covers family background and early education through post- retirement activities, ca. 1934-1978. Focusses on his graduate work and career at Brandon College, University of California (Berkley), Harvard University and the University of Toronto's Dept. of Political Economy, its faculty, students and curricula, the effects of the Great Depression and World War II, information theory and the move to unicameralism at the University of Toronto.

Easterbrook, William Thomas James

Etkin, Bernard (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Bernard Etkin conducted by Paul A. Bator. Covers high school education though his term as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, ca. 1936-1979. Topics discussed include student orientation and initiation into the Faculty, curricula in the Faculty with particular references to the Engineering and Physics courses, his work in Canadian aeronautic industries, the effects of World War II, Ajax Division, the Association of Teaching Staff, Haist rules, Senate and Board of Governors, the Commission on University Government, student activities, the development of unicameralism and administration of the Governing Council.

Etkin, Bernard

Friedland, Martin Lawrence (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Martin Lawrence Friedland, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers the arrival of the Friedland family in Canada ca. 1920 through Professor Friedland's current teaching and research activities in 1986. Focusses on Friedland's involvement with aspects of the University of Toronto, 1951-1986, and includes comment on curricula, particularly with respect to the Faculty of Arts, the course in Commerce and Finance in the Dept. of Political Economy, the School, and Faculty of Law, and Osgoode Hall Law School, student activities, Hart House, Caput, University of Toronto Press, with emphasis on the Manuscript Committee, faculty members including Cecil Augustus "Caesar" Wright and Bora Laskin, the University-Wide Committee, and the move toward unicameralism. Also discusses graduate education in law at Cambridge University, his participation in various federal and Ontario Royal Commissions, the Law Reform Commission, the University Settlement, his books and legal research.

Friedland, Martin Lawrence

Gow, James (oral history)

Oral history interview with Mr. James Gow conducted by Paul A. Bator. Commences with Gow's high school education through retirement. Focusses on the period 1947-1982, Gow's time on staff and he comments on the Deans and academic faculty of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, student activities, student housing, and student-administrator relations, the work of the Office of the Assistant Dean and Secretary, the Ajax Division and the effects of computers.

Gow, James

Heard, John Frederick (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers his university education through Directorship of the David Dunlap Observatory, ca. 1925-1975. Comments on his studies at the University of Western Ontario, McGill, London, and the Greenwich Observatory. Discusses the history of the David Dunlap Observatory, Clarence Augustus Chant, and the Dept. of Astronomy, with reference to its faculty, students and relations with the Observatory. Includes comments on appointments, promotions and tenure, salaries and allowances, and the effect of Sputnik I on research grants.

Heard, John Frederick

Helleiner, Karl Ferdinand Maria (oral history)

Oral history interview with Karl Helleiner conducted by Robert H. Blackburn. Discusses early childhood background, academic and archival career in Austria, Anschluss and family departure from Austria prior to World War II, the role of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, transit to and arrival in Toronto, assistance of W.S. Wallace, Dept. of Political Economy with reference to Vincent Bladen and H.A. Innis, and comparison between education in Austria and Toronto.

Helleiner, Karl Ferdinand Maria

Hermant, Sydney Morris (oral history)

Oral history interview by Robin Harris. Covers entrance to the University through his election as Vice Chairman, Governing Council, ca. 1929-1975. Focuses on student activities, Hart House, the Dept.of Political Economy, W.P.M. Kennedy and the curricula in law, the efects of the Great Depression on the University, Presidents Falconer through Evans, the Students' Administrative Council, National Federation of Canadian University Students (NFCUS), the Senate, the Board of Governors, Governing Council, and the events surrounding the election of the Chancellor in 1947.

Hermant, Sydney Morris

Hogg, Helen Battles Sawyer (oral history)

Oral history interview by Valerie Schatzker. Covers family background and early education through post-retirement appointments, 1935-1976. Discusses the David Dunlap Observatory, its faculty and astronomical observations, the faculty, students and curricula of the Dept. of Astronomy. Other subjects covered include women in science and her own research on variable stars in globular clusters.

Hogg, Helen Battles Sawyer

Hughes, Francis Norman (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Paul A. Bator. Discusses family history, apprenticeship in pharmacy in the 1920s, history of Ontario College of Pharmacy and its relation with the University of Toronto. Particular subjects discussed include curricula changes and developments in undergraduate, graduate and technicians programs, evolution of the profession and the development of specializations, influence of World War II on the profession, rleations with professional associations and development of pharmaceutical research, and post-war expansion in education with particular reference to the University of Toronto and the profession.

Hughes, Francis Norman

Ireland, Frances A. (oral history)

Oral history interview with Mrs. Frances Ireland conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers family background and education through to retirement, focussing on the period 1934-1979. Subjects discussed include Trinity College, Dept. of Classics, student activities, student housing, the effects of World War II on the University, the administrative history of the University and particularly the Office of the President through the incumbencies of Presidents Cody, Smith, Bissell, Evans and Ham. Tape summary available.

Ireland, Frances A.

Ireton, Henry John Cunningham (oral history)

Oral history interview with Henry John Cunningham Ireton, by Charles Roger Myers. Covers family background and early education, 1912-1973. Focusses on the Dept. of Physics. Discusses prominent international physicists, the effects of both World Wars on physics research. Other subjects considered are Presidents Falconer, Cody, Smith and Bissell, senior faculty members and administrative staff, and the Board of Governors.

Ireton, Henry John Cunningham

Kelly, Father John Michael (oral history)

Oral history interview with Father John Michael Kelly, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with family background and early education. Focusses on the period 1927-1982, the University of St. Michael's College, Basilians, the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto Graduate School of Theological Studies, Transitional Year Program, Division of University Extension, the Dept. of Philosophy, its faculty and curricula, the curricula in the Faculty of Arts and Science, finances, theological education and seminaries, and concludes with his view of the future for the university.

Kelly, Father John Michael

Main, Oscar Warren (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Oscar Warren Main, conducted by Paul Bator. Covers the period from his arrival at the University of Toronto in 1941 through to his retirement in 1982. Discusses the history of the Centre for Industrial Relations, the Institute of Business Administration, the Faculty of Management Studies, curricula, faculty, the role of part-time students, buildings, particularly those occupied by or proposed for the Centre, Institute and Faculty, relations with the Dept. of Political Economy, particularly regarding the Commerce and Finance program, the School of Graduate Studies, Presidents Sidney Smith, Claude Bissell and John Evans, Harold Innis, Vincent Bladen, Eric Phillips, the Senate, Board of Governors and the administration of the University of Toronto.

Main, Oscar Warren

Moir, John Sargent (oral history)

Oral history interview with Douglas Tushingham and Ronald Williams conducted by John S. Moir. Interviews for John Moir's "History of Biblical Studies in Canada" (1982). The theme is biblical archaeology, with emphasis on the roles played by individuals at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum. Douglas Tushingham was Chief Archaeologist at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).

Moir, John Sargent

Moore, Rev. Arthur Bruce Barbour (oral history)

Oral history interview with Dr. Arthur B.B. Moore conducted by Valerie Schatzer. Commences with family background and focusses on the period 1950-1980, the Office of the President, Victoria University, Emmanuel College, finances, Office of the Chancellor, relations with Presidents Bissell and Smith, the University of Toronto Faculty Association, relations between the federated colleges and the University of Toronto administration, and the administrative history of the Toronto School of Theology.

Northway, Mary Louise (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers family background through post-University of Toronto work at the Brora institute to 1968. The Dept. of Psychology, its faculty, students and curricula are discussed, as well as the faculty and courses in child development and child psychology in the Institute of Child Study. An account of relations between the Institute and the dept. of Psychology and the University administration is included, together with comments on her research in Sociometry and interest in camping.

Northway, Mary Louise

Phillips, Charles Edward (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Barbara Byers. Covers family background and education at Harbord Collegiate Institute through the establishment of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Focuses on the period from ca. 1925-1966, his teaching career at the University of Toronto Schools and the Ontario College of Education, curricula, faculty, students, finances, relations between Ontario College of Education and the Government of Ontario, and University of Toronto and the establishment of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Phillips, Charles Edward

Robson, John Mercel (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor John M. Robson conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers early education and family background through to 1982. Focusses on his own undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, curricula, faculty, fellow students and student activities, his years at Victoria University, the influence of the United Church of Canada, the Commission on University Government, the University-Wide Committee, Governing Council and administrative history of the Faculty of Arts and Science and changes in its curricula, the Dept. of English and the University of Toronto Press.

Robson, John Mercel

Sisam, John William Bernard (oral history)

Interview conducted by Barbara Byers as part of the Library Oral History Project. It focusses on the period 1931-1971, from his graduation through to his tenure as Dean of the Faculty of Forestry. Discusses the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests and the Faculty's relations with the Ontario government, the provincial, national and international forestry associations, and the position of women in forestry.

Sisam, J. W. B.

Tatham, George (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Allan Irving. Covers his choice of academic field and his arrival in Canada to teach at the University of Toronto (1939-40) through to his departure in 1960. Discusses the establishment of the honors course in geography and its curricula, the administrative history of the Dept. of Geography, prominent personalities in the Dept., including Griffiths Taylor, Donald Putnam and Kenneth Hare, Harold Innis and Sidney Smith and his involvement with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association during and after World War II.

Tatham, George

Wallace, Mary Elisabeth (oral history)

Oral history interview of Mary Elisabeth Wallace by Elizabeth Wilson. Focuses on the period 1930-1974, Wallace's undergraduate professors and student activities, the School of Social Work and its relations with the Dept. of Political Economy, her career in the Dept. of Social Work and the faculty, students and curricula in the Dept. of Political Economy after World War II.

Wallace, Mary Elisabeth

Wilson, John Tuzo (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor J. Tuzo Wilson conducted by Paul A. Bator; includes log. Commences with early education through to his principalship of Erindale College. Focusses on the period 1926-1976, his undergraduate education in physics and geology at the University of Toronto. Discusses the Dept. of Physics, faculty, curricula, student activities at Trinity College, his involvement with international scientific organizations, and Erindale College.

Wilson, John Tuzo

Sound recordings

These sound tapes were given to Professor Barbeau by Professor Warwick Sawyer at the time of his retirement in the 1970s. Includes two 1964 lectures by professor Edward F. Assmus, Jr. (1931–1998) on Algebraic Coding Theory as well as a talk by Harvard Mathematics Professor Garrett Birkhoff (1911-1996) on the history of computing math. All three lectures were possibly for the same event in February 1964 “lecture to AYI”.

Schachter, Ricky Kannee (oral history)

Interview with Dr. Ricky Kannee Schachter, recognized world wide for her work in dermatology at Women's College Hospital. She was the first woman in Canada to be appointed and serve as head of an academic division of Medicine. The Department of Dermatology, which she headed, has been considered among the foremost in North America. This interview was conducted as part of the Women in Medicine and the Biomedical Sciences in Canada: An Oral History Project. (1 hour)

Biographical materials

This small series consists of two files containing Dr. Fox's curriculum vitae and a single file relating to his University of Toronto grades, notification of Ph.D conferral from the University of London and miscellaneous academic related materials. It provides a valuable guide to Dr. Fox's professional activities and accomplishments. Also included are three portraits of Dr. Fox taken at various times throughout his career (1964-1984) and a cassette tape sound recording of his retirement dinner tribute, 26 March 1986.

Art and Letters Club

Since the 1960s, Prof. Hume has been an active member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, serving as its President from 1976-1978. This series documents his participation especially in the Annual Spring Review which he often helped to write, direct and produce.

General documents on the Arts and Letters Club include some correspondence, memorabilia and one file on applications for membership. Most records however relate to the Annual Spring Review. Included are notes detailing concepts and organizational matters, scripts, music scores, programs and correspondence.

Many shows are well documented beginnings in 1965 to 1992, with only a few gaps. Also included in this series is an audio recording of Prof. Hume playing the piano and singing various pieces he composed for Spring Reviews.

Clarence Dana Rouillard fonds

  • UTA 1725
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1989

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1993-0025: Correspondence, research notes, drafts of plays, articles and addresses, manuscripts and graphic records relating to Professor Rouillard's work and research on the Turks in French literature. 13 boxes, 1931-1989.

B1998-0003: A copy of "Notaire due Havre", annotated, 1954 and related correspondence including some correspondence from author Georges Duhamel to Dana Rouillard. 1 box, 1954-1969.

Rouillard, Clarence Dana

Research files

These files consist of correspondence, notes, photographs and negatives, articles used for research, and drafts of manuscripts relating to Professor Rouillard's ongoing research about the Turks in French history, thought, and literature.

Kay Armatage fonds

  • UTA 1016
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2011

This fonds documents various facets of Prof. Armatage’s career as a filmmaker, senior programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, and a professor of Cinema Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Toronto. The academic activity files in Series 1 give an overview of the breadth of her interests, achievements and promotions. Lecture notes and other course materials in Series 2, along with comments on student works found in Series 3, document her teaching role. These will be especially useful to researchers interested in understanding the early beginnings of both women studies and cinema studies and how these developing academic disciplines were being taught to students. Prof. Armatage’s role as a programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival is documented in her extensive notes found in notebooks where she recorded critiques of films she was screening. These are found in Series 4. The extent of her filmmaking is documented in Series 7 and contains preserved original film elements to several of Prof. Armatage’s films, along with a limited amount of related documentation on the making of these films. Unfortunately, this fonds does not contain release prints for these titles.

This fonds has only a small amount of records relating to her published academic works as well as files relating to conferences she organized and associations in which she was active. These can be found in Series 5 and Series 6.

Armatage, Kay

Artist on Fire

16mm film, original elements – 5 rolls
¼” sound reels – original recordings – 11 reels

Addresses and interviews

Dr. Hastings was much in demand as a public speaker throughout his career. In the early 1960s, for example, he often gave more than one a week and by the late 1990s he himself estimated that he had given well over 1,000 addresses. While the majority were delivered at academic and professional gatherings, he also made time to speak at community events, including graduation exercises.

This series contains lists of addresses, correspondence, notes, drafts of addresses, and, often, press coverage. The arrangement is chronological, with correspondence for which accompanying addresses have not survived being arranged in separate files. There is a substantial file of this type for 1963. Interviews are filed at the end of the addresses.

The earliest extant address is his first professional foray on the international scene, at the American Public Health Association conference in October 1954. The theme was administrative practice in relation to the quality of medical care provided under the Ontario Workmen’s Compensation Board. This address and subsequent ones follow the major themes laid out in the earlier series, especially Series 7. Those that were published are filed, for the most part, in Series 7. Some of the addresses are indicated in Appendix 2, which includes entries up to 1994.

After his retirement, Dr. Hastings’ addresses continued to focus primarily on public and community health issues. One, in 1994, was given on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Charles Hastings Co-operative, named after his great-uncle, Toronto’s innovative and pioneering medical officer of health. On another occasion, he spoke about the future of community health centres to the International Conference on Community Health Centres in Montreal (December 1995).

While President of the Canadian Public Health Association in 1996-1997, he travelled widely and was much in demand as a speaker. Four venues included a reception in his honour in Winnipeg, the second National Conference on Communicable Disease Control in Toronto, the World Health Organization’s Intersectional Action for Health conference in Halifax, and the annual general meeting of the Northwest Territories branch of the CPHA in Yellowknife. In 1999, after many years of long distance communication, he flew to Manitoba to address the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, and in November was a keynote speaker at the 50th annual conference of the Ontario Public Health Association.

In June 2000, at the annual meeting of the Association of Ontario Health Centres, Dr. Hastings reflected on a turning point in his career in his address, “The Hastings Report – then and now”. This is followed by an address delivered at the opening in October 2001 of the Institute of Population and Health, one of four Toronto-based Institutes of Health Research.

The series concludes with three interviews, one on CBC’s radio and television “Citizen’s Forum” in 1960, a ‘telepole’ on CFTO TV in 1962, and an interview with Jan Brown in February 1997.

James Grant Christopher Greenlee fonds

  • UTA 1334
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1987

Fonds consists of 3 accessions:

B1979-0035 and B1979-0036: Sound recordings: Research material relating to Greenlee's biography of Sir Robert Falconer

B1987-0047: Research notes and photocopies of correspondence gathered for the writing of biography of Sir Robert Alexander Falconer (1 box, 1980-1987).

Greenlee, James Grant Christopher

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