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Larry Wayne Richards fonds

  • UTA 1699
  • Fonds
  • 1905 – 2019

Accessions include the personal records of Larry Wayne Richards, architect and educator, documenting his personal life with his partner, Frederic Urban, their education and Richards’ professional life, especially his teaching and administrative work at the Nova Scotia Technical College and as Dean of Architecture at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. Also documented is his involvement in multiple design projects, both as a working architect and as an advisor. Included is his work as a member of the Physical Planning and Design Committee at the University of Toronto (especially for Graduate House), the restoration of 230 College Street, his extended collaboration with Kin Yeung (Blanc de Chine, WORKshop), and his participation in municipal architectural and design projects. There are extensive files on his work for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, including the Venice Biennales of 1991 and 1996 and as an advisor to the Royal Ontario Museum’s ‘Renaissance ROM’ project (architect, Daniel Libeskind). There are also files of correspondence and related material on many architects, in particular, Frank Gehry.

Richards, Larry Wayne

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.

Horwood and White Collection

  • UTA 1389
  • Collection
  • 1842-1942

Fonds consists of plans of buildings and properties pertaining to the University of Toronto, including original drawings by Thomas Young of proposed University College buildings described as the Centre Building, East Wing and West Wing (ca 1842-1857); original drawings by Cumberland and Storm of University College (ca 1856-1857); original drawings by David B. Dick, Architect of Moss Hall (ca. 1887), Biological Building (ca 1887) Museum (1889), Students Union Gymnasium (1892), restoration of University College and New Library Building (ca 1890-1892), Chemical Laboratory (1893-1894), Old Wycliffe College Building (n.d.), and other working drawings. Many drawings annotated with date 1922 by J.C. B. Horwood.

Horwood and White

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

David Dunlap Observatory fonds

  • UTA 0023
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1996

This fonds contains 2 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

David Dunlap Observatory

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bursar's Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2001
  • Fonds
  • 1831-2017

Fonds consists of the records from the Upper Canada Academy and the period when Victoria University (formerly College) was situated in Cobourg. It includes records of the Academy Treasurer, John Beatty and of the Bursars/Treasurers, John Potts and George Cox.

Subsequent records are from the Bursars of Victoria University:
W.J. Little (1932-1951)
W.C. James (1951-1963)
F.C. Stokes (1963-1985)
Larry Kurtz, (1985-2003)
David Keeling (2004-2009)
Ray deSouza (Present)

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bursar's Office

Hart House fonds

  • UTA 0120
  • Fonds
  • 1870s - 2018

This fonds contains 73 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Hart House

University of Toronto. Innis College fonds

  • UTA 0126
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1980

This fonds contains 3 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Innis College

Royal Conservatory of Music fonds

  • UTA 0185
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1984

This fonds contains 8 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

Royal Conservatory of Music

University of Toronto Mississauga fonds

  • UTA 0088
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2006

This fonds contains 11 accession of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto Mississauga

University of Toronto. Faculty of Music fonds

  • UTA 0106
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1995

This fonds contains 12 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Music

University of Toronto. Steam Plant fonds

  • UTA 0204
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1935

This fonds contains 1 accession of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Steam Plant

University of Toronto. University College fonds

  • UTA 0213
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1820s - ca. 2000

This fonds contains 16 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. University College

Upper Canada College fonds

  • UTA 0220
  • Fonds
  • 1824-1961

This fonds contains 2 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

Upper Canada College

International Congress of Immunology fonds

  • UTA 0284
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1986

This fonds contains 1 accession of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

International Congress of Immunology

UTSC Archives Legacy collection

  • CA UTSC 002
  • Collection
  • 1949, 1956-2018

The archives contain a range of documentation relating to the foundation, history, and activities of the University of Toronto Scarborough. The materials have been arranged largely by originating department or by medium in the case of publications, photographs, clippings, architectural plans, and artifacts. There are ten series, several of which have subseries:

A. UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO GOVERNING COUNCIL

B. EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES
B.1. Principal
B.2. Vice-Principal, Research
B.3. Dean and Vice-Principal, Academic
B.4. Assistant/Associate Dean
B.5. Registrar
B.6. Superintendent
B.7. Director of Physical Education
B.8. Director of Educational Communication Systems
B.9. Scarborough College Council
B.10. Office of Advancement / Development Office
B.11. Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment
B.12. Communications & Public Affairs
B.13. Committees with Unknown Office of Origin

C. ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS
C.1. General Programs in Arts and Science
C.2. Extension Program
C.3. Department of Anthropology
C.4. Department of Arts, Culture & Media
C.5. Department of Biological Sciences
C.6. Department of Computer & Mathematical Sciences

C.7. Department of Critical Development Studies
C.8. Department of English
C.9. Department of French and Linguistics
C.10. Department of Historical and Cultural Studies
C.11. Department of Human Geography
C.12. Department of Management
C.13. Department of Philosophy
C.14. Department of Physical and Environmental Science
C.15. Department of Political Science
C.16. Department of Psychology
C.17. Department of Sociology
C.18. Department of Physical Education

D. SERVICES
D.1. Library
D.2. Scarborough-Erindale Technical Service
D.3. Gallery
D.4. Athletics and Recreation Services
D.5. Physical Plant Services
D.6. Student Services
D.7. Student Organizations
D.8. Alumni Services
D.9. Alumni Organizations
D.10. Faculty and Staff Services
D.11. Faculty and Staff Organizations

E. EXTERNAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION
E.1. History of Scarborough College (various sources)
E.2. University of Toronto – St George and Mississauga campuses
E.3. Centennial College
E.4. Durham College
E.5. Scarborough Regional School of Nursing
E.6. University of the West Indies
E.7. Trent University
E.8. City of Scarborough
E.9. Clippings and Scrapbooks

F. PHOTOGRAPHS AND MICROFILM
F.1. Photographs
F.2. Microforms

University of Toronto. Scarborough Campus.

Black (Davidson) Family fonds

  • UTA 1084
  • Fonds
  • 1871-2011

This description is under review
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

Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1801-1937

Contains textual records that document the developmental phases and operation of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, and the administrative activities of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company Joint Board of Directors.

Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company

James E. Till fonds

  • UTA 1827
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2009

Personal records of James E. Till, consisting primarily of correspondence, honours and awards, teaching materials, research and administrative files, manuscripts and addresses (including slides), interviews, and photographs, documenting Dr. Till's career as a professor of medical biophysics at the University of Toronto and as a cancer specialist. Includes files on the Centre (later Joint Centre) for Bioethics and the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Ontario Cancer Institute /Princess Margaret Hospital.

Till, James E.

Herman Geiger-Torel collection

  • CA OTUFM 05
  • Collection
  • 1934-1976

Collection consists of Herman Geiger-Torel's library of piano-vocal scores, including his markings and notes for Canadian Opera Company productions.

Geiger-Torel, Herman

Architectural Records Collection

  • CA OTTCA F1029
  • Collection
  • 1857 - 2008

Architectural records are plans, drawings, blueprints, or other graphic or visual documents used in the
design and construction of buildings, landscapes, or other manmade objects. Architectural records are the
result of a lengthy process of gathering and refining data in order to prepare a design and produce final
construction drawings and plans. Using surveys of the construction site, the architect produces rough
sketches and diagrams of the proposed building. Preliminary drawings are then prepared and revised. The
final construction drawings include minute details about size, scale, structural systems, electrical wiring,
plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems, as well as interior and exterior finishes. The final plans,
prepared by a photochemical process, might be reproduced several times, and might be revised as
construction progresses.
The architectural records in this finding aid are listed chronologically, by series number, name of project,
name of architect/architectural firm, and number of items. They have been arranged chronologically,
according to date of building project. Each project constitutes a records subseries. Each subseries has
been described according to name of building project, name of architect/architectural firm, and date span.
Within each subseries, the records divide themselves into files according to type of drawing, such as
sketches, mechanical plans, or detailed drawings. The architect's original organization and system of
numbering has been maintained. When this information has been unavailable, the records have been
organized by date and subject.

Trinity College Archives

Robert Allan Spencer fonds

  • UTA 1797
  • Fonds
  • 1919-2012

This fonds documents the administrative and teaching duties of Robert Spencer, as a Professor Emeritus of History and a specialist in European history, especially German history in the 19th and 20th centuries. They also document his education and his participation in World War II; his extensive international research, publications and speaking engagements; as well as his involvement with professional associations and organizations such as the University of Toronto Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC), the International Studies Programme and the Graduate Centre for International Studies, Altantik-Brücke, and the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE). Included is personal correspondence, correspondence with international organizations, government departments, embassies and consulates; lecture notes; manuscripts and addresses.

Also present are two sous-fonds. The first is the personal papers of his wife, Ruth Margaret Church Spencer, who served with the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRENS) during World War II as a base librarian and afterwards as the first professional librarian at Canada House in London. The second consists of files compiled by Ralph Flenley, a specialist in German history and sometime chair of the Department of History: examination questions, student mark books, and drafts of an unpublished manuscript on Anglo-German relations.

Spencer, Robert Allan

Mathers & Haldenby fonds

  • UTA 1530
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1990

Architectural drawings relating to buildings designed by Mathers & Haldenby, Architects for the University of Toronto including 21 King's College Circle (Bookshop), Archives Building (Canadiana Gallery), Botany Building (Tanz Neuroscience), Connaught Labs (1 Spadina Crescent and Dufferin Divisions), David Dunlap Observatory, Forestry building, Hygiene and Public Health Building (Fitzgerald), Sir Daniel Wilson Residence, Power House Building, Rosebrugh Building, Robarts Library, Sigmund Samuel Library, Simcoe Hall, South Borden Building, Thermodynamics building, University College, and Whitney Hall.

Also includes drawings for 2 private residences.

Mathers & Haldenby, Architects

Ross Oliff Stewart fonds

  • UTA 1809
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1912

Engineering drawings related to mechanical engineering course work.

Stewart, Ross Oliff

Henry Abraham Regier fonds

  • UTA 1691
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1979

Files relating largely to the World Population Year and the World Population Conference held in Budapest, 1974; other files on population studies in general and Canadian population and immigration studies in particular; and a little material on later environmental concerns. Professor Regier was a special adviser to the official Canadian delegation at the 1974 conference.

Regier, Henry A.

Martin Alfred Peacock fonds

  • UTA 1651
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1950

Correspondence, biographical file, lecture notes, research files, etc of Martin A. Peacock, professor of Crystallography and mineralogy at the University of Toronto from 1937-1950.

Peacock, Martin Alfred

Merwin Malcolm fonds

  • UTA 1516
  • Fonds
  • 1965- 1973

Documents belonging to Merwin Malcolm who was the project manager for Stone Webster, the company hired to construct Robarts Library. Records relate to the design and building of Robarts Library and include progress photos, design photos and drawings, correspondence, reports and plans.

Malcolm, Merwin

William George MacElhinney fonds

  • UTA 1502
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1977

Correspondence, course and lecture notes, manuscripts and articles and blueprints documenting Prof. Macelhinney's career as a chemical engineer.

MacElhinney, William George

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

William Edward Young fonds

  • UTA 1987
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1934

Architectural drawings covering W.E. Young's years as a student in the Faculty of Applied Science. Included is one submitted in his unsuccessful bid for the Darling and Pearson Prize in 1934.

Young, William Edward

Frederic Urban fonds

  • UTA 1918
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2007

Personal records of Frederic Urban, artist and lecturer in architecture, documenting his education, teaching and professional activities, particularly from his entering the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design in 1975 through his teaching at the University of Waterloo and the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Includes correspondence, notes, teaching materials, files on research in Italy and on exhibitions and performance. Also includes files on visiting lectureships, especially at the Nanjing Institute of Technology/South East University in Nanjing, China (1987-1988), architectural drawings, photographs, slides, posters, publications, film and video.

Urban, Frederic

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