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Abraham Alan Trask fonds

  • UTA 1814
  • Fonds
  • 1930

"Meds" pin, graduating class in Medicine, 1930, that belonged to Abraham Alan Trask.

Trask, Abraham Alan

Allen Bristol Aylesworth fonds

  • UTA 1023
  • Fonds
  • 9 June 1874

University of Toronto Silver Medal in Metaphysics and Ethics, awarded to Allen Bristol Aylesworth at commencement on the 9th of June, 1874.

Aylesworth, Allen Bristol

Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman fonds

  • UTA 1404
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1978

Personal records of Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman, documenting his life career as a professor of Marine Biology at the Univesity of Toronto and an expert on the behaviour of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

Huntsman, Archibald Gowanlock

Arthur Newton St. John fonds

  • UTA 1799
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1903

Menus of the dinners of the graduating classes of Victoria University, 1897-1903; an 1892 "Alumni Souvenir" depicting the buildings and faculties of the University and its federated colleges; "The Bob" issue 1902. University of Toronto, Graduating Class, 1900 (photograph). Academic hood and gown.

St. John, Arthur Newton

Audrey Maureen Cowling fonds

  • UTA 1182
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1938

Programmes, invitations, memorabilia, clippings, a photograph, a certificate, and artifacts documenting Miss Cowling's one-year course in Dental Nursing (1936-1937). Included are the following items: a photograph of the Dental Nurses graduating class of 1937 and two class pins; and ribbons and programmes for the Ontario Dental Nurses and Assistants Association (1937, 1938).

Cowling, Audrey Maureen

Black (Davidson) Family fonds

  • UTA 1084
  • Fonds
  • 1871-2011

Personal records of the Davidson Black family, covering three generations, with particular reference to Davidson Black, the discoverer of Peking Man. Included are his diaries, extensive family correspondence and a few professional letters; files on his education, his employment, including his service in World War I but especially at Peking Union Medical College, his life in China generally, along with a few on his writings, and some artifacts. There is an extensive and well documented photo collection that helps tie the whole together. There are also a number of films made by Davidson Black between the late 1920s and 1932.

Black (Davidson) Family

Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Officers Training Corps. University of Toronto Contingent fonds

  • UTA 1106
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1965

Fonds consists of 4 accessions:

A1968-0003: Service records and lists (1914-1950); financial records (1915-1965); histories and reports (1914-1964); war diaries (1939-1945); minutes of committees and officers' meetings (1921-1957); order books and manuals (1915- 1948); publications (1901-1937); photographs and one painting. (16 boxes, 1901-1965)

A1998-0005: Group photograph of the C.O.T.C. (1 photograph, ca. 1914-1917)

B1981-0044: Bronze lapel pin inscribed "University of Toronto Canada Overseas Training Company" and " COTC". Pin is shaped like maple leaf. (1 item, 1914-1918)

B2004-0005: Military portrait ot the University of Toronto Contingent, Reinforcement Draft, 1st Tank Battalion taken October 19 1918.

Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Officers Training Corps. University of Toronto Contingent

Charles Edward Higginbottom fonds

  • UTA 1376
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1914-1960

Consists of records such as programmes, correspondence and memorabilia as well photographs, pins and medals document Charles Higginbottom's involvement in various sports organizations including: City of Toronto Sports Recognition Committee, 1931-1941; Toronto Centennial Committee, 1934; Toronto Hockey League and Toronto Amateur Hockey Association, 1925-1940; Central YMCA Sports Forum 1945; Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association 1942-1960; Lord Dufferin School Old Boys Association , 1924-1960; St Augustine’s Men’s Club 1914-1928, Beaches Hockey League 1915-1916; Scarborough Golf and Country Club, 1928; Amateur Athletic Union of Canada, 1929-1931, Canadian Olympic Committee Centre 1939, National Boxing Committee, 1940.

Fonds also contains memorabilia and photographs documenting Higginbottom’s attendance as an official at the 1930 British Empire Games, the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Finally, there are also some records relating to his role as Bursar of the University of Toronto including some 1946 financial reports.

Higginbottom, Charles Edward

Charles Perry Stacey fonds

  • UTA 1800
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1989

Records documenting C. P. Stacey’s personal life, education, research, teaching, and administrative activities as professor of history and with the Directorate of History, Department of National Defence. Includes: manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, addresses and lectures, publications, subject and research files, student papers, memorabilia, reports, reviews, notes, and clippings.

See accession-level descriptions for further details. The largest accession is B1990-0020 (12.37 m; 72 boxes).

Stacey, C.P.

Clara Cynthia Benson fonds

  • UTA 1052
  • Fonds
  • [186-] - 1964

These personal records consist mainly of records documenting Clara Benson’s non-professional activities such as work with the Women’s Athletic Association of the University of Toronto, the YWCA and her relationship with family members and friends. The personal correspondence in Series 2 provides the most detailed information about her relationship with family, friends and activities. Letters from her parents and siblings provide an insight into her activities and progress at the University of Toronto during her undergraduate years. A few letters, however, will be found from colleagues at the university such as Prof. A.B. Macallum, Prof. Annie Laird and others.

Unfortunately documentation relating to her academic activities is limited to some correspondence and notes found in Series 5 relating to her efforts from 1920s onwards to have the Women’s Athletic Building built. Her early education in Port Hope is documented in the school books, essays and other records in Series 4. Series 4 also contains her framed diplomas for B.A. and Ph.D. No manuscripts of her publications, including her Ph D. thesis appear to have survived. The lecture notes in Series 7 do provide some indication of the content of her courses in food chemistry, and were probably used repeatedly, year after year.

Dr. Benson also recorded her travel and sightseeing activities both abroad and in Canada on film. Series 10 contains 50 rolls of 16mm film documenting her trips to Egypt (1926), England (1937 and late 1940’s and early 1950’s), South America (1939) and the United States (1939, 1948). Some of her leisure time, both while at the University of Toronto and after her retirement, was spent filming events and scenery in Toronto in general, and the University in particular, as well as her family at home in Port Hope.

Benson, Clara Cynthia

Clark family fonds

  • UTA 1143
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1888]-1994

Records documenting the activities of two generations of the Clark family who attended the University of Toronto between 1892 and 1937, as well as Osgoode Hall Law School: Herbert Abraham and his children: William Herbert David, E. Ritchie, Harriet A.L. and Martha (Mattie) Isabel.

See accession-level descriptions for further details.

Clark, Herbert Abraham

Cockburn Family fonds

  • UTA 1162
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1958

Personal records documenting the careers of Alexander Peter Cockburn and his children, Jean Elizabeth Munro, Harriet Macmillan Cockburn, James Roy Cockburn, Cecilia Catherine Cockburn, and Mary Barnfield. The records include diaries, certificates, legal documents, course notes and term papers, lecture notes, notes, medical case books, addresses, publications, blueprints, design drawings, photographs, lantern slides, sketches, trench and other military maps (First World War), press clippings and medals. The most extensive series record the activities of Alexander Peter Cockburn as president of the Muskoka and Nipissing Navigation Company; Harriet Cockburn as a medical doctor, especially relating to her service in Serbia during the First World War; Jean Munro's career as an artist in France; and Roy Cockburn's career as professor of engineering drawing in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, and his military service in the First World War with the Royal Engineers in France and with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under General Allenby in Palestine.

Photographs include Cockburn family members at and near Muskoka and at Moose Factory, Ontario; James Roy Cockburn with the Canadian Officers Training Corps, University of Toronto Contingent, and on his First World War military service in the Middle East. Taken by Charles W. Willey; Farmer Bros.; Park Bros.; Topley Photography; Notman & Fraser; F.W. Micklethwaite; Swaine Photography; C. Raad, Jerusalem.

Cockburn Family

Cody Family fonds

  • UTA 1163
  • Fonds
  • [ca, 1851-]-1977

Personal records of Dr. Henry J. Cody, former President of the University (1932-1944), members of the Cody family including his son Maurice, and his second wife, Barbara Blackstock Cody. Consists of 12 accessions of records.

Henry John Cody records document his activities with external organizations including his role on the Royal on University Finances. Also includes sermons, clippings, photographs, pamphlets, programmes, diplomas, certificates for honors, etc. Other records document Barbara Blackstock Cody and her activities mainly relating to architectural conservancy and the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship (1977). Photographs document Henry John Cody's activities at the University of Toronto and other organizations.

Cody, Henry John

Daniel W. Lang fonds

  • UTA 1465
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2018

Personal records of Dr. Daniel W. Lang, professor, Department of Theory and Policy Studies, OISE/UT, and senior policy advisor to the president of the University of Toronto. Records include files relating to his activities as a senior administrator and policy advisor to University presidents James Ham, David Strangway, George Connell, Robert Prichard, and David Naylor. Files document projects, plans, financing, campus development, technology development, etc. Also includes records documenting his academic responsibilities relating to teaching, research and publication, as well as external consulting activities to various academic institutions and government bodies in Ontario and across Canada, particularly the Council of Ontario Universities and the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

Lang, Daniel W.

David Lloyd MacIntosh fonds

  • UTA 1501
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2013

This fonds mainly consists of records covering MacIntosh’s professional life from the beginning of his studies as a doctor during and just post-World War II up to and beyond his retirement in 1984. Very little of MacIntosh’s private life is documented in these records. The fonds has been split into the following series; 1. Biographical Information, 2. Notes and Research, 3. Lectures and Reports, 4. Conference and Symposia Involvement, 5. Professional Organizations, 6. Articles and Papers, 7. Correspondence, 8. Hospital Employment, 9. Medical Practice Administration, 10. Patient Files, 11. Certificates and Artifacts, 12. Photographs and Media.

MacIntosh, David Lloyd

Edith Kathleen Russell fonds

  • UTA 1735
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1886-1964

Fonds consists of 3 accessions
-B1984-0041: Papers of E. Kathleen Russell, former head of the School of Nursing, including correspondence, press clippings and publications, as well as files relating to the Florence Nightingale International Fund (2 boxes, ca. 1886-1960)
-B1987-0058: Correspondence, articles, lecture notes, addresses, photographs and certificates documenting Russell's career in nursing education (3 boxes, 1903-1964)
-B1989-0034: Medals and pin (1 box, 1933-1949)

Russell, Edith Kathleen

Edward Beane Hubbard fonds

  • UTA 1397
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1924

Consists of a newspaper clipping on student athletics boxing match, three U of T sports logos, three sports medals, photograph of U of T Boxing, Wrestling and Fencing Club Intercollegiate Champions, 1923-1924, taken by Peake Whittingham, Toronto.

Hubbard, Edward Beane

Edward Killoran Brown fonds

  • UTA 1086
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1988

This fonds consists of three accessions containing correspondence, notes, diaries, certificates and diplomas, manuscripts and copies of printed articles, lecture notes, and photographs documenting Prof. E.K. Brown's career as professor of English literature at the University of Toronto, University of Manitoba and University of Chicago. Also includes correspondence to his widow, Margaret Brown (1953-1988), artifacts such as his doctoral cap, Governor-General Literary award of 1944 and Lorne Pierce Medal awarded to him posthumously by the Royal Society of Canada.

Brown, Edward Killoran

Erich Eugen Ferdinand Theodor Baer fonds

  • UTA 1024
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1977

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1976-0025: Personal records of Erich Baer documenting his career as chemist and professor in and sometime head of the sub-department of synthetic chemistry in the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research. Included are personal correspondence, diaries, certificates and diplomas, course notes while a student at the University of Basle (1932-1936), research notes, and patents. (4 boxes, 1922-1967)

B1981-0010: Articles by, tributes about, and obituaries of Erich Baer; also doctoral thesis, certificates, medals, plaques, and photoprints documenting his career. Photograph includes obverse and reverse views of award presented to Professor Baer, by the American Society of European Chemists and Pharmacists, 1961. (6 boxes, 1919-1975)

Baer, Erich Eugen Ferdinand Theodor

Ernest Fidlar fonds

  • UTA 1267
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1953

Fonds consists of records created by both Ernest Findlar, professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. Includes research, drafts, correspondence, and material related to his service in WWI. Fonds also includes letters written by Gladys Aileen East (his wife) back home when she attended Alma College in the 1920s. Fonds also includes a family tree. See file list for more details.

Fidlar, Ernest

Ethelda Jane Cloke Haig fonds

  • UTA 1338
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1949

Consists of 'T' crests and a photograph of the Women's Intercollegiate Basketball Team, University of Toronto, 1947-1948.

Haig, Ethelda Jane Cloke

Etta Taube Sherman fonds

  • UTA 1766
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1989; (predominant 1967-1989)

Consists of 2 accessions

B1988-0041: Addresses, correspondence, certificates, medals and photoprints relating to Etta Sherman's work with the the Women's Auxiliary of the Alpha Omega Fraternity and Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University.

B1989-0005: Correspondence, programmes, invitations and newsletters relating to the Alpha Omega Fraternity and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Sherman, Etta Taube

Florence Helen Maud Emory fonds

  • UTA 1243
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1977

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1976-0033: Autographed and annotated copy of "Public Health and Nursing in Canada; principles and practice". Toronto: MacMillan Company, 1953. Includes a letter from A. Dorothy Nakamachi, a student of Ms. Emory.

B1987-0028: Certificates, medals and pins, addresses, guest book, and academic hood, 1915-1977.

Emory, Florence Helen Maud

Francess Georgina Halpenny fonds

  • UTA 1340
  • Fonds
  • 1927-2000

Personal records of Francess Halpenny, documenting her activities as a student, with the RCAF during World War II, with amateur theatre groups, as a professor of library science, as an editor with the U of T Press and the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, and with numerous academic and professional groups, including the Royal Society of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the National Library. Included are some drafts of her books, articles, addresses, and reports; her honorary degrees and other awards (including photos and a video), other photos, and a (RSC) medal.

Halpenny, Francess Georgina

Frank Wayne Peers fonds

  • UTA 1673
  • Fonds
  • 1932-2016

Personal records of Frank Peers, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science. Records relate to his personal life, education and to his activities as a donor to and alumnus of the University of Toronto and University of Alberta. Included are biographical materials; personal correspondence; photographs; yearbooks; diplomas; his MA and PhD dissertations; and files relating to his donations to the University of Alberta and the Univesity of Toronto.

Peers, Frank

Frederick Coates fonds

  • UTA 1160
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1975

Consists of 6 accessions which include correspondence, notes, notebooks, sketchbooks, sketches, designs for stage sets, costume designs, photoprints and photonegatives, scrapbooks documenting the artistic lives of Frederick Coates and his wife, Louise Brown. The photographs include images of Frederick's family, his military service in World War I, dance, and his work in the reconstruction of the faces of maimed soldiers, his studio and their house, and models of buildings. Also includes Guest Book for "Sherwood House", with invitations to dramatic productions held therein; three letters between members of the Hoitt family (1867, 1885). Also included are water colours of costume designs, 5 Art Deco works of art, consisting of Coates' three stage sets for 'Danse Fronds' (ca. 1929), 'Fashions' (ca. 1928), and 'The Storm Centre' (1927); a theatre design featuring a clown; and a still life entitled 'The Blue Plate' (1922). Artifacts include medals, printing blocks, pottery, 20 modelling tools and a sculpture documenting their careers and artistic work.

Coates, Frederick

Frederick Raymond Scandrett fonds

  • UTA 1746
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1985

Certificates, engineering drawings, memorabilia and photographs reflecting Fred Scandrett's undergraduate years and career in civil engineering as well as his interest in rugby football and in the University of Toronto Rifle Association.

Scandrett, Frederick Raymond

Galbraith Family fonds

  • UTA 1304
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1881-1912]

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1988-0003: Photoprints and copy negatives documenting the career of J. Galbraith as professor of engineering at the University of Toronto, including his canoe trip through northern Ontario in 1887, teaching at the University of Toronto, pictures of family at Madawaska Club at Go-Home Bay.

B2000-0018: One surveying instrument called a planimeter, which was made in 1893 and used by John Galbraith, the first Head of the Ontario School of Practical Science and later, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

Galbraith Family

George Edmund Westman fonds

  • UTA 1949
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1922

Items documenting George Westman's athletic achievements in rugby football and hockey while an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, including playing on the winning Grey Cup (1920) and Allan Cup (1921) teams. The items include his T-holder sweater (1922); the football (with lacing) used in the Grey Cup game, 4 December 1920; the commemorative 'puck' presented to the participants in the Allan Cup game and the menu for the victory luncheon in the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, 22 March 1921; and the U of T Athletic Association's 'colour' (T-holder) certificate awarded to Westman, n.d.

Westman, George Edmund

George Hoyle Cowan fonds

  • UTA 1181
  • Fonds
  • [n.d.]

Photograph of graduating class from Toronto School of Medicine, 1870/71; also includes diplomas. Red leather unfolding case holding two pair of forceps, needle on an ivory handle, scalpel marked B on a wood handle and another needle in a brass case; labelled "Ingram and Bell Limited Toronto".

Cowan, George Hoyle

George M. Wrong Family fonds

  • UTA 1310
  • Fonds
  • 1762-1995, predominant 1898-1950

This fonds consists of Professor Wrong's academic and professional papers as well as family records relating to George M. Wrong's family as well as those of his in-laws, the Edward Blake family. Among Prof Wrong's professional correspondence with fellow historians, and with politicians of the day such as Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Robert Borden, MacKenzie King; and others. Also included are the manuscripts of some of G. M. Wrong's essays and books, concerning Canadian and Commonwealth history. It also contains records relating to the Armstrong and Wrong families including postcards collected during trips overseas to Europe, England, China and Japan, photographs and family histories by G. M.Wrong ca 1938-1948 and by Dr. Norman Wrong in the 1970’s and donated in 1975.

Family records document three generations of the Wrong family predominantly, but also including Margaret Blake (wife of Edward Blake), her daughter, Sophia and wife of George Wrong, their children Margaret (Marga), Murray, Hume, Harold and Agnes, and their cousin, Gerald Edward Blake. Margaret Wrong was a leader in the student Christian movement and missionary educator in Africa. Murray Wrong was Commonwealth historian at Oxford University. Hume Wrong was lecturer in history at the University of Toronto and later diplomat and specialist in Canadian-American relations. Harold Wrong and, his cousin, Gerald Blake were students at the University of Toronto who died in World War I. Agnes Wrong Armstrong was a leader of the Junior League movement in Canada and the United States.

The records include diaries, certificates, correspondence, student papers, articles and poems, press clippings, photographs, and medals. Letters to and from the Wrong family members predominate, especially between George and Sophia and between them and their children. They document a wide range of family matters and the careers, activities, and ideas of the correspondents, along with letters of condolence and tributes on the deaths of some of them. Margaret Wrong’s files include the reports and letters she wrote while with the World Students’ Christian Federation and the International Committee of Christian Literature for Africa.

Wrong, George MacKinnon

George Robert Morrison fonds

  • UTA 1593
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1993

Memorabilia belonging to George Robert Morrison, BscF 1948, consisting of: Phi Kappa Sigma Pledge Manual (1947), with annotated typed pledge list, the fraternity’s formal group photo for 1947-1948 and a casual photo of members around a piano (1949); ‘Forestry’ pennant, with University of Toronto crest; Faculty of Forestry graduating class photograph, 1948; Morrison’s copy of his University of Toronto Alumni Association Florida-Gulf Coast Branch “25 years of service to the U of T” medal (circa 1993).

Morrison, George Robert

George Templeman Kingston fonds

  • UTA 1454
  • Fonds
  • 1830

First Mathematical Prize medal awarded to George Templeman Kingston, Christmas, 1830 by the Royal Naval College, London. Obverse: Profile of George III; inscription: "Georgius III D.G. Britanniarum Rex 1820". Reverse: Inscription: "First Mathematical Prize, Royal Naval College, London: awarded to George Templeman Kingston, Christmas, 1830".

Kingston, George Templeman

Gerald Edward Blake fonds

  • UTA 1068
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1921

Fonds consists of 3 accessions

B2003-0023 (7 boxes, 1892-1921): This accession documents the short life of Gerald Edward Blake from his birth in 1892, his education at Ridley College and the University of Toronto, to his death on the battlefields of France during World War I in 1916. Series 1 and 3 contain his diaries and correspondence to family members in which he describes his experiences at school, his trips to Britain and France in 1913 and most significantly, his 13 months of service during World War I. The majority of his letters are to his mother during his months overseas, but there are also letters to his sisters, Margaret (1893-1963), Constance (1896-1979) and his brother, Verschoyle (1899-1971). Some of these letters are attached to typescript copies, prepared by his brother Verschoyle prior to 1971. Capt. Blake also sent postcards annotated by him which provide a photographic record of British army life in camp, as well as official coloured war service postcards of the British army in action. Other postcards of street scenes in France and Britain helped to illustrate the places he had been including the town of Pozières near which he was killed in 1916 (Series 5). Other war records include his military orders and notes while at the front, and his copy of active service bible. Correspondence and photographs also document his close friendship with his cousins Hume Wrong (1894 – 1954; BA 1915) and Harold Wrong (b.1891; BA 1913), who was also killed in action in July 1916. After Gerald’s death, Hume Wrong assisted Mrs. Blake in making arrangements for her son’s grave site in France and sent home photographs of the cemetery which he visited in 1920-1921 (Series 5). In addition, Mrs. Blake received other remembrances of her son’s service such as a commemorative medal from the British Army, a copy of the history of his battalion’s service in the War and a copy of Volume II of the British Roll of Honour (Series 4).

B2004-0028 (2 files, 1902-1914): Original diploma of Gerald Blake awarded for Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Toronto, 1914; photocopies of letters from Gerald Blake's father, Edward Francis Blake, to administrators at schools (St. Andrews College, and Ridley College) attended by Gerald Blake, 1902-1904. (Photocopies are from original letterbook of E.F. Blake to be given to the Archives of Ontario).

B2006-0025 (1 file, 1915): Four letters written by Gerald Blake to his sister, Constance and his mother in 1915 while serving in W.W. I. Also includes typescript of "Dedicatory Prayer" on death of Gerald Blake.

Blake, Gerald Edward

Harold Gordon Skilling fonds

  • UTA 1778
  • Fonds
  • 1828-2001

Personal records of Gordon Skilling, Professor of Political Science and a specialist in East European (especially Czechoslovak) studies. Fonds consists of 18 accessions:

B1983-0013: Records of conferences and meetings attended; drafts of and correspondence regarding articles written; correspondence relating to the writing of "Communism, National and International" and "Governments of Communist East Europe"; personal files (1961-1979) and correspondence (1974-1983); lecture notes as visiting professor, Columbia University, 1952 (9 boxes, 1952-1983).

B1984-0044: Lecture notes on international politics and international organization, University of Wisconsin and Dartmouth College (1941-1959); files for courses on Soviet politics at Dartmouth College and the University of Toronto; lecture notes for courses on Eastern Europe and comparative communism at the University of Toronto; lecture notes by Hazard at Columbia University (1949-1950). (20 boxes, 1941-1984).

B1985-0029: Addresses, radio scripts, correspondence, lecture notes; files on the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (1980-1981); files relating to the publication of "Interest Groups in Soviet Politics" (1971). (6 boxes, 1937-1982).

B1987-0064: Correspondence, articles, reports, and related material on East European studies at the University of Toronto and elsewhere, including a study of the U.S. Helsinki Watch project prepared by the Ford Foundation (4 boxes, 1977-1986)

B1987-0083: Addresses; correspondence with students, 1970-1986, and on the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto, 1980; course outlines in political science, 1960-1980 (2 boxes, 1958-1986).

B1988-0007: Records documenting Skilling's expertise relating to East European studies with particular emphasis on Czechoslovakia and his role in the the Centre for Russian and East European Studies. Contains addresses and speeches; manuscripts and publications including related correspondence and reviews (books included are "Czechoslovakia's Interruped Revolution", "Charter 77 and Human Rights in Czechoslovakia", and "The Czech Renaissance in the Nineteenth Century"); lecture notes; subject files, mainly of associations; sound recording, video and photographs; University of Toronto administrative files including the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, the Department of Polical Economy, Committee on International Studies as well as the Centre for International Studies (3 boxes, 1945-1986)

B1989-0030: Addresses, articles, correspondence, minutes of meetings and financial files documenting Gordon Skilling's activities as a specialist in East European studies, with particular emphasis on Czechoslovakia (4 boxes, 1965-1989).

B1989-0045: Bibliography on communism in Czechoslovakia and the history of the Czech Communist Party, 1918-1958; files pertaining to Gordon Skilling's publications, "Charter 77 Documents", "Socialist Opposition in Czechoslovakia" (proposed), and "Samidzat and Independent Society in Central and Eastern Europe" (1988), including correspondence with Jan Kavan (5 boxes, ca. 1958-1988).

B1991-0037: Manuscripts, correspondence, addresses, lectures, conference files, subject files, greeting cards and index cards documenting Gordon Skilling's teaching and research interests in East European affairs, with particular reference to events in Czechoslovakia (6 boxes, 1949-1991).

B1993-0028: Diaries, notebooks, personal and research correspondence, manuscripts, articles, press clippings and photoprints relating to Dr. Skillings trips to Eastern Europe, his personal life and his research and writings. Included is research material for: "Samizdat and Independent Society in Central and Eastern Europe" (20 boxes, 1934-1988).

B1994-0011: Correspondence, addresses, lecture notes, minutes of meetings, memoranda, reports, manuscripts, publications, notes and press clippings documenting Professor Skilling's interest in Eastern Europe, particularly Czechoslovakia, and his association with the Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Royal Society of Canada. Also includes consultant files, foreign language clippings and collected papers on Czechoslovak history and politics (7 boxes, 1927-1993).

B1999-0017: Personal records of Gordon Skilling, relating primarily to the Czech Republic, including professional and private correspondence with colleagues and friends, including Vilem Precan (1969-1996); drafts of his "Memoirs of a Canadian" and articles, with covering correspondence; addresses; conference papers, photographs (13 boxes, 1969-1997).

B2000-0027: Personal records of H.G. Skilling, relating primarily to his interest in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Includes early correspondence with his wife Sally, correspondence with friends and associates in Czechoslovakia, grant applications, itineraries, subject files relating to human rights groups, publishers and the medal that he received from the Royal Society. The records also include a printout of Skilling's autobiography entitled "The Education of a Canadian: My Life as a Scholar and Activist" (5 boxes, 1936-1999).

B2001-0017: Records documenting the history of the family of Harold Gordon Skilling, including his wife, Sara (Sally) and his own life and career. Sous-fonds I: Skilling family. Documents Gordon's father, William Watt, his uncle, Ernest (a Shriner), and his brothers Donald and William, who fought in World War I (Donald was killed in action). Sous-fonds II: Sara (Sally) Bright Skilling. Her education in the United States, her travels with Gordon in eastern Europe in the 1960s and her skill in entertaining. Sous-fonds III: Harold Gordon Skilling. Focuses on his research and writing of books on T. G. Masaryk and Alice Masaryk, on his travels, especially in Eastern Europe, and on the seminars he held in his residence during the last years of his life. These records consist primarily of correpondence (personal and professional, including with Vilem Precan (1993-2000) and Vaclav Havel), diaries, drafts of books and articles, reviews, addresses, index cards, scrap books, and photo albums (64 boxes, 1828-2001).

B2002-0020: Bibliographic references and research notes on index cards, with some accompanying notes, compiled by Professor Gordon Skilling for his book, 'Czecholslovakia's Interrupted Revolution', along with three boxes of other notes and references relating to Samizdat and dissent, Charter '77, Czechoslovak history and Czech-German relations (14 boxes, n.d. - ca. 1985)

B2002-0024: Personal records of H. Gordon Skilling, consisting of: Masaryk medal awarded by the Czechoslovak Association of Canada, 1985; certificate, case and medallion relating to honorary degree awarded by Charles University, Prague, 1990; Komensky medal awarded by Komensky University, Bratislava, 1990; certificate and medal for the Order of the White Lion, Third Class, Czechoslovakia's highest honour for non-citizens, awarded by President Vaclav Havel on Professor Skilling's 80th birthday, 28 February 1992 (3 boxes and 1 folder, 1985-1992).

B2009-0032: Correspondence, research notes, manuscripts etc. of Prof. Gordon Skillling relating to his career as professor of political science. Includes files for Josef Pekar, Czech politics, etc. (1 box, 1985-1987).

B2012-0005: Further personal records of Gordon Skilling, Professor of Political Science and a specialist in East European (especially Czechoslovak) studies, consisting of research notes for and drafts of his doctoral thesis, 'The German-Czech national conflict in Bohemia, 1779-1873', with subsequent revisions; correspondence with scholars in East European studies, publishers, and editors. Also address books, 88th birthday greetings, slides and photographs, and medals. (12 boxes and medals, 1917-1997).

Skilling, H. Gordon (Harold Gordon)

Harold Innis fonds

  • UTA 1413
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1970

Fonds consists of biographical and personal records, family and professional correspondence, tributes, field notes, interviews, research notes, subject notes, unpublished and published manuscripts including versions of "History of Communication" manuscript. Correspondence, briefs, reports and other material relating to the Nova Scotia Royal Commission on Provincial Economic Inquiry, 1934, and assembled by Harold Adams Innis who was a member of the Commission. The mimeographed copies of the hearings and the final report are in Government Publications, Robarts Library. Also includes records relating to administrative activities at the for the Department of Political Economy and School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto, Arctic research, Canadian Radio-Television Commission, the Royal Society of Canada, Workers' Educational Association, Canadian Social Science Research Council, professional correspondence, photographs, maps and other records on and by Harold Innis. Records of Mary Quayle Innis relating to Innis' career including bibliography card file.

Photonegatives, photoprints and slides taken during Harold Innis' research trips to Fort Prince of Wales; Repulse Bay; Churchill, Manitoba; Newfoundland; Northern Bay; Saint John, New Brunswick. Innis family photoprints and negatives; military photoprints of Harold Innis during World War I; graduation portraits of Innis from McMaster University; photoprints taken while Innis was on holiday on the MacKenzie River, in Churchill, Manitoba, and in Russia; group photoprint of the staff of the Dept. of Political Economy; passport photos of Harold Innis; various unidentified photoprints. Artifacts include academic gown and cap worn for conferring of doctorate in 1920.

Innis, Harold Adams

Harold Scott Macdonald Coxeter fonds

  • UTA 1183
  • Fonds
  • 1891-2004 (predominant 1930-2003)

This fonds contains several series of records that document both Coxeter’s professional and personal life. Much of the professional correspondence in Series 2, as well as awards, tributes and obituaries found in Series 1 document his role as a mathematical mentor who influenced and inspired professional and amateur mathematicians alike. The bulk of the correspondence however mainly post dates his official retirement in 1980 and is therefore incomplete in documenting his extensive relationships with many mathematicians around the world throughout his lengthy career.

Four decades of correspondence, (1930s -1980), is not the only gap in the Coxeter fonds. Also missing is the voluminous amount of manuscripts for his articles and books along with research notes and drafts that would accompany such records. Nevertheless, what does exist of the professional correspondence, along with lectures in Series 5, course teaching notes in Series 7 and the few manuscripts and many geometrical drawings in Series 6, give researchers a window into his mathematical genius. There are also a full run of diaries, Series 4, that briefly record Coxeter’s day to day activities and thoughts.

Personal correspondence in Series 3, early family photographs in Series 9, early creative works in Series 10, diaries in Series 4 and Ph.D. records in Series 8 shed light onto various aspects of Coxeter’s life before arriving at the University of Toronto in 1936. These documents give researchers glimpses of his early childhood and upbringing, his early mastering of music, as well as, his research at Cambridge. His role as a father and husband as well as the relationships within the extended Coxeter family are best documented in a substantial part of the personal correspondence found in Series 3 as well in the daily diaries in Series 4.

The Coxeter fonds also includes some original items from other important mathematicians. There is a scrapbook of geometric drawings that belonged to fellow mathematician Alicia Boole Stott. This item dated 1899 makes up the entire Series 11. Also Coxeter acquired some of the papers belonging to 19th century British mathematician W.W. Rouse Ball presumably when he was producing further editions of one of Ball’s publications. This has been placed in Series 12.

Fonds also includes copies of Professor Coxeter's publications on mathematical problems that have been translated into other languages, and copies of Canadian and American counter-memorials and annexes to the International Court of Justice's "Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area, with covering correspondence (Coxeter was an adviser to the Canadian government).

Coxeter, Harold Scott Macdonald

Harry Morris Cassidy fonds

  • UTA 1128
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1952

Personal records of Harry M. Cassidy, documenting his academic and professional activities as well as family records relating to his wife, Beatrice Pearce and children. The bulk of the records are found in accession B1972-0022 and consists of biographical files and articles; personal and professional correspondence; diaries (1917-1924) and a scrapbook; certificates and diplomas; papers, examinations, research notes and supporting pamphlets and articles; lecture notes and related teaching material; drafts of articles and books, with accompanying correspondence and research material and notes; book reviews; articles and addresses; photoprints; administrative files relating primarily to the teaching of social work at the University of Toronto, to committee work, and to special projects; course outlines, student assignments and grades; poems and stories written by Harry Cassidy and others; files relating to the Harry Cassidy Memorial Research Fund; artifacts consisting of World War I memorabilia and an academic hood.

Accession B1983-0007 (1 box) consists of membership files for associations and organizations in his field; biographical files; correspondence relating primarily to his employment as a professor of social work at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Toronto; articles, a brief to the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations (1938), and notes for an address.

Cassidy, Harry Morris

Hart House fonds

  • UTA 0120
  • Fonds
  • 1870s - 2018

This fonds contains 72 accessions of records from Hart House, including the records of various clubs and groups. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Hart House

Hastings (John E. F.) Family fonds

  • UTA 1355
  • Fonds
  • [188-?]-2002

Records of two generations of the Hastings family, relating primarily to Elgin Rowland and Mary Ferguson Hastings and their son, John Elgin Ferguson Hastings. Included are course notes and laboratory notes, certificates and photographs documenting Elgin Hastings’ years (1908-1913) as a medical student at the University of Toronto, and correspondence, certificates and photographs relating to his wife’s life and activities. Most of the records document the activities of John Hastings as a student, especially the University of Toronto Schools and medicine (1945-1954) at the University of Toronto; his career as a professor of and administrator in public health administration at the University of Toronto (1956-1993), and as a advisor and consultant on community and public health issues from the local to international levels. The correspondence includes many letters from contacts in India and Japan; there are also research materials, manuscripts of articles, books and addresses, conference files; studies, including the Royal Commission on Health Services, the Community Health Centre project, the Sault Ste. Marie study and the Canadian Caribbean Health Initiative; and files on his involvement with Canadian Council of Churches projects and with the United Church of Canada. Included are photographs, an audiotape, two videos, and a number of artifacts.

Hastings (John E. F.) Family

Helen Maude Carpenter fonds

  • UTA 1123
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1984

Fonds consists of 3 accessions

B1983-0002: Research files, including correspondence, notes, articles, periodicals, pamphlets and photographs used by Professor Helen Carpenter in the writing of her book, "A Divine Discontent -- Edith Kathleen Russell: Reforming Educator." (2 boxes, 1915-1982)

B1991-0006: Button removed from Blazer showing University of Toronto crest without the tree or motto. (1 item, ca. 1929-1933)

B1997-0017: Records documenting the career of Dr. Helen M. Carpenter, Director of the School of Nursing from 1962-1972, including correspondence, articles, addresses and papers; correspondence and reports relating to consultant work done for the World Health Organization; biographical files on past directors of the School/ Faculty of Nursing including Edith Dick, Nettie Fidler, Florence Emory and Kathleen Russell (1 box, 1955-1984).

Carpenter, Helen Maude

Helen Sawyer Hogg fonds

  • UTA 1383
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-2004, predominant 1926-1993

This fonds contains the personal and professional papers of Dr. Helen Sawyer Hogg documenting her contribution to professional astronomy, her high regard as a popular educator as well as her responsibilities as a parent, daughter, wife and friend. The records have been arranged into series either by type of record or to reflect a certain type of activity. Records documenting various aspects of her career are filed first, followed by papers reflecting her personal life.

Included is both professional and personal correspondence; records relating to her activities on associations, boards and organizations; records such as draft manuscripts, correspondence and outlines and data relating to her publishing activities and research; papers relating to her education and her teaching responsibilities; as well as diaries and family papers series.

Because Dr. Hogg's career spanned nearly seven decades during a time astronomy as a discipline was still developing both nationally and internationally, these records are not only useful to those researching Dr. Hogg's achievements but will be insightful to those researchers studying the development of astronomy as a science and profession. Moreover, Dr. Hogg was a woman in a field of science, which is still dominated by men. Those studying women's history may find Dr. Hogg's personal records a useful case study in one woman's success in a largely male dominated profession.

Contained within the Helen S. Hogg personal records are three sous-fonds: Frank S. Hogg [1922-1952], her first husband and also an astronomer at the David Dunlap Observatory; Prof. Ruth Northcott [1932-1969], close personal friend and professional colleague of Helen Hogg, also on staff at the D.D.O.; Dr. C.A. Chant [193- - 194-], director emeritus of the D.D.O and head of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Toronto from 1904-1935. These sous-fonds are individually described and have been filed after the Helen Hogg personal records.

Hogg, Helen Battles Sawyer

Hershell Ezrin fonds

  • UTA 1232
  • Fonds
  • 1947- 2017

Fonds consists of material related to the professional life of Hershell Ezrin, in particular his career in provincial and federal government. Records document his transition between roles as Canadian Consul, Executive Director of the Canadian Unity Information Office, and later, Principal Secretary to Ontario Premier, David Peterson. Extensive correspondence and press clippings reflect professional moves as well as the large network of individuals surrounding Ezrin in his positions in both the public and corporate sectors. The fonds also consists of addresses given by Ezrin following his time at Queen’s Park, personal and family correspondence and photographs, as well as images and publicity material related to the negotiations and patriation of the Constitution Act. Additionally, the fonds consists of Mr. Ezrin’s collection of editorial cartoons and bibliographic material. See series descriptions for additional details.

Ezrin, Hershell

Innis Family fonds

  • UTA 1412
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1987

Includes records of the following sous-fonds: Innis Family, Harold A. Innis, Mary Quayle Innis, and Donald Innis. Innis Family sous-fonds includes manuscripts for publications released after H. A. Innis's death including "Empire and communications", "The idea file of Harold A. Innis" and others, paintings, photographs, memorabilia. Harold A. Innis sous-fonds includes manuscripts, speeches, addresses, education and teaching materials, correspondence, personal files, photographs, slides and artifacts. Mary Quayle Innis sous-fonds includes subject files, personal files and memorabilia, personal diaries. Donald Innis sous-fonds includes subject files, and correspondence.

Innis, Harold Adams

J. Fraser Mustard fonds

  • UTA 1590
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2011; predominant 1980-2011

Fonds consists of the records of Dr. Fraser Mustard, documenting his long and varied career in health, medicine and education, and his work building interdisciplinary, cross-university institutions for research and advocacy. The contents of the fonds primarily document the last 20-30 years of Dr. Mustard’s career, although there is some coverage of his early research and teaching career in medicine. The fonds provides a significant record of the work of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR) and Founders’ Network, as well as the Early Years Report, Council for Early Childhood Development (CECD), Aga Khan University and Dr. Mustard’s work in Australia.

Records include correspondence, day planners and itineraries, travel files, meeting notes, presentation slides, news clippings, reports, minutes, outreach material, photographs and other records documenting Dr. Mustard’s speeches, awards and honours, writing, travel, and support for various government initiatives, businesses, academic institutions and community organizations. Evident throughout is Dr. Mustard’s innovative approach to pedagogy and organizational structures, his persistent advocacy, and his insistence that governments and communities adopt strategies to early childhood education that are grounded in sound research.

The fonds also documents some aspects of Dr. Mustard’s personal life, including some family correspondence and records relating to personal events, such as his 75th birthday, the publication of his biography, and his death.

Mustard, J. Fraser

James Elgin Wetherell fonds

  • UTA 1950
  • Fonds
  • 1877

University of Toronto silver medal in Classics presented to 1877 University College graduate, James E. Wetherell.

Wetherell, J. E. (James Elgin)

James Nairn Patterson Hume fonds

  • UTA 1403
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1997

Records in this fonds document to varying degrees the dual aspects of Prof. Hume’s career – as a computer scientist and as a teacher of physics. This fonds does not, in any substantial way, document his many administrative roles within the University of Toronto or within professional associations.

For a good overview of his career, researchers should consult Series 1 Biographical for summary information on his achievements and career highlights. Series 3 Professional Correspondence also gives a good overview of what Prof. Hume was working on at a given period of time because it is varied in content and is arranged chronologically. Additional correspondence documenting these activities specifically can be found in Series 4 Publishing, Series 6 Professional Activities and Series 7 Broadcasting and Film. His research in computer science and the many ways he disseminated that knowledge through articles, talks, published works and teaching is documented in Series 4 Publishing, Series 5 Talks and Addresses and Series 6 Teaching. Researchers should note however that manuscripts do not exist for any of the computer science textbooks for which he was so well known nor are there extensive notes, memos or correspondence that discuss writing projects except some correspondence with publishers. There is, however, a good representation of his talks and lectures as well a manuscript and typescript of his textbook Physics in Two Volumes, co-authored with Donald Ivey.

His work in educational television and film is very well documented and is contained in Series 7 Broadcasting and Film. Records in this series will be of interest to researchers studying early Canadian broadcasting, educational television, and the teaching of science – in particular physics for general consumption. Several reports found in this series discuss the themes and goals of many of the programmes.

Finally, a lighter side of Prof. Hume can be found in Series 8 Arts and Letters Club, as it relates to his involvement in the Spring Review. Records in this series would be of interest to anyone researching amateur musical theatre and arts clubs generally.

Hume, James Nairn Patterson

John Albert Sherman fonds

  • UTA 1767
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1984

Fonds consists of 3 accessions:

B1984-0031: Material on inventions of dental equipment; the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists; awards, certificates, and honours; etc. Note that official records of Alpha Omega are at Canadian Jewish Congress Archives in Toronto. (10 boxes, 1917-1981)

B1985-0003: Biographical material, correspondence, diaries, photographs and other records documenting John and Etta Sherman's activities with regards to the University of Toronto, professional dentistry associations and Jewish organizations in Canada and Israel. (9 boxes, 1915-1984)

B1986-0005: Correspondence and photograph concerning the awarding of the achievement medal of the Alpha Omega Fraternity to Albert Einstein; correspondence and publication regarding Einstein's efforts on behalf of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (1 box, 1950-1954, 1979)

Sherman, John Albert

John Charles Boileau Grant fonds

  • UTA 1327
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1970

Consists of a "mentioned in despatches" certificate (1919), B.E.F. Army Orders (1918), an American Association of Anatomists citation (1957), and a plaque from UCLA (1970), all relating to J.C.B. Grant.

Grant, John Charles Boileau

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