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Ursula Martius Franklin fonds

  • UTA 1287
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2014 [predominant 1945-2014]

Fonds consists of records documenting the personal, professional, and public life of Dr. Ursula Franklin, physicist, engineer, materials scientists, pacifist and feminist. Records document Dr. Franklin’s early life and career, later employment by the University of Toronto, awards and honorary degrees, teaching, research process and output, publishing activities, travel, service on national scientific boards, work with the CBC, peace work with the Quakers and Voice of Women, as well as other advocacy and activism.

A series of chronological files documents Dr. Franklin’s speeches, talks and attendance at a variety of academic and community events. Fonds also includes a significant amount of correspondence with colleagues, family, friends, fellow activists and ordinary citizens, as well as electronic copies of more than 575 pages of surveillance of Dr. Franklin by the RCMP. One series also documents a wide range of matters at the University of Toronto relating to Massey College, Museum Studies, the SLOWPOKE Reactor, and other matters. Yet another series documents Dr. Franklin’s involvement with the Ursula Franklin Academy.

Records include day planners, notebooks, correspondence, publications, news clippings, reports, drafts, research data and notes, background material, photographs, sound and moving image recordings and some copies of government documents and records.

See series and subseries descriptions for more detail.

Franklin, Ursula Martius

Augusta Stowe-Gullen fonds

  • CA ON00399 26
  • Fonds
  • 1830 – 1989

The fonds consists of Augusta Stowe-Gullen’s records pertaining to her activities as a medical doctor and a suffragette, and to her personal life; of Frederick Cecil Gullen’s records pertaining to his family’s history; and of Agnes Gullen's records pertaining to her personal life and family activities.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Material relating to Augusta Stowe-Gullen; Series 2: Material relating to Frederick Cecil Gullen; Series 3: Material relating to Agnes Gullen.

Stowe-Gullen, Ann Augusta

William J. Houston fonds

  • UTA 1396
  • Fonds
  • 1913, 1915

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B2008-0018: Two photographs documenting William J. Houston, student in the Faculty of Education in 1913 and later a graduate of Arts (B.A. 1924). The two group portraits include the Faculty of Education Literary Executive , Fall term 1913 and an unidentified Faculty of Education sports team (possibly soccer).

B2013-0028: Portraits of William J. Houston, student in the Faculty of Education in 1913 and later a graduate of Arts (B.A. 1924) in World War I uniform. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the 170th Canadian Infantry Battalion and subsequently in active service in France in 1918.

Houston, William J.

A. Rodney Bobiwash fonds

  • UTA 1116
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2002

Fonds consists of the personal records of Alan Rodney Bobiwash, documenting his career as a university instructor, aboriginal and anti-racist activist, consultant, and representative for global indigenous rights. Series 1, the most extensive series, consists of an A-Z subject files that document Bobiwash’s aboriginal and anti-racist activism, and provides the best overview of professional activities during the 1980s and 1990s. Series 5 is a chronological collection of records related to the conferences and seminars Bobiwash attend in various professional capacities from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. The fonds also contains personal correspondence and records that document Bobiwash’s education, personal relationships, and activities, as well as Curriculum Vitae and obituaries. Included in the personal records are notebooks, journals and prayer books which document Bobiwash’s day-to-day personal life, his travels, spirituality, and the progression of his professional career from a private point of view. Other series document Bobiwash’s personal and professional writing, and the Metis bibliography he created. Finally, series 10 contains both personal and professional photographs, the majority of which are related to Bobiwash’s professional activities in the 1990s, and early 2000s.

Bobiwash, A. Rodney

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

Joseph W. Shaw fonds

  • UTA 1762
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2010

Personal records of Joseph W. Shaw, documenting, in the form of correspondence, diaries, notes, manuscripts, photographs, slides, sketches, lecture notes and addresses, his life as an archaeologist, primarily with the Kommos excavations project in Crete, but also including other excavations. There are extensive lecture notes and supporting material from his teaching Activities in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Toronto, and on his writings.

Shaw, Joseph W.

University College (Toronto, Ont.). Alumnae Association fonds

  • UTA 1847
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1969

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1972-0032: Minutes of executive meetings, reports, constitution, account book, budget and audited financial statement (1 box, 1961-1969)

B1974-0009: Correspondence and press clippings relating to the association's fund raising to build a new women's residence (1 box, 1920-1932).

University College (Toronto, Ont.). Alumnae Association

Mario Pratesi fonds

  • CA ON00399 69
  • Fonds
  • 1835-1971, predominant 1870-1920

Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence; Records relating to literary works; Photographs; and Family records.

Pratesi, Mario

Donald Oakley Robson fonds

  • CA ON00399 24
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1965

The fonds consists of Donald Oakley Robson’s records pertaining to his academic career and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence with academics and editors; articles and reviews; an (annotated) copy of his thesis, the Samnites in the Po Valley (1932); (annotated) lectures; notes, addresses and memorials; photographs; material about Robson including 2 essays by Rhena Kendrick; and an in memoriam.

Robson, Donald Oakley

Peter H. Russell fonds

  • UTA 1736
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2016

The Peter H. Russell fonds is comprised of two accessions: B2005-0001 and B2017-0006. The records span over 60 years and document Prof. Russell’s academic career primarily with the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and as a recognized expert in the field of judicial, constitutional, and aboriginal politics.

Arranged in sixteen series, the records consist of correspondence, both personal and professional, manuscripts of published and unpublished works, addresses, talks and reviews, teaching and research materials. In particular, these records document the development of his expertise through the preparation of manuscripts, research, teaching and communication with colleagues at universities in Canada and internationally. Material also reflects Prof. Russell’s advocacy and active engagement in a number of national issues.

Correspondents in accession B2005-0001 include members of the Canadian judiciary such as Justices D. C. McDonald, Bora Laskin, Bertha Wilson, and Alan Linden, and politicians such as Bob Rae, Ian Scott, Ed Broadbent and Stephane Dion.

Both Series 6 (Professional activities) and Series 11 (Articles, addresses, reviews and referee comments), contains samples of talks and addresses delivered to prominent bodies such as the Toronto Club, the Canadian Club (Toronto and Winnipeg), to university audiences and local community groups such as Learning Unlimited.

His public service activities with aboriginal groups, such as the Dene Nation, and with related governmental bodies, such as the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Ipperwash Inquiry, are documented in Series 5 (Consultation and public service). In addition to his academic activities, material from accession B2005-0001 in this series includes records relating to his community involvement with the Wychwood Rate Payer’s Association, the Bathurst-St. Clair Task Force, Legal Aid Committee, Ontario Liberal Association and University Settlement, among others.

Finally, material in this fonds provides significant coverage of Prof. Russell’s participation in associations and organizations such as the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy (Series 7) University of Toronto Faculty Association (Series 8), the College and Retiree Association of Canada (Sub-series 10.1) and the Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto (Sub-series 10.2).

Arranged in sixteen series, the records consist of correspondence, both personal and professional, manuscripts of published and unpublished works, addresses, talks and reviews, teaching and research materials. In particular, these records document the development of his expertise through the preparation of manuscripts, research, teaching and communication with colleagues at universities in Canada and internationally. Material also reflects Prof. Russell’s advocacy and active engagement in a number of national issues.

Correspondents in accession B2005-0001 include members of the Canadian judiciary such as Justices D. C. McDonald, Bora Laskin, Bertha Wilson, and Alan Linden, and politicians such as Bob Rae, Ian Scott, Ed Broadbent and Stephane Dion.

Both Series 6 (Professional activities) and Series 11 (Articles, addresses, reviews and referee comments), contains samples of talks and addresses delivered to prominent bodies such as the Toronto Club, the Canadian Club (Toronto and Winnipeg), to university audiences and local community groups such as Learning Unlimited.

His public service activities with aboriginal groups, such as the Dene Nation, and with related governmental bodies, such as the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Ipperwash Inquiry, are documented in Series 5 (Consultation and public service). In addition to his academic activities, material from accession B2005-0001 in this series includes records relating to his community involvement with the Wychwood Rate Payer’s Association, the Bathurst-St. Clair Task Force, Legal Aid Committee, Ontario Liberal Association and University Settlement, among others.

Finally, material in this fonds provides significant coverage of Prof. Russell’s participation in associations and organizations such as the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy (Series 7) University of Toronto Faculty Association (Series 8), the College and Retiree Association of Canada (Sub-series 10.1) and the Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto (Sub-series 10.2).

Russell, Peter H.

Speight & Van Nostrand fonds

  • UTA 1793
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1828 - [196-]

Copies of original land surveys including 1828 land survey of the purchase of King College lands. Microfilm and paper copies of survey plans of Royal Ontario Museum property, and Trinity College. Original records held by City of Toronto Archives.

Speight & Van Nostrand

William Cameron Blackwood fonds

  • UTA 1065
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1884- ca. 1910

Views of University buildings, including University College, (including winter view) Victoria College, School of Military Aeronautics, Parliament Buildings, Library, Wycliffe College, Biology Building, Gymnasium, Chemistry and Mining Building, Medical Building, School of Practical Science, Senate Chamber; portraits of Robert A. Falconer and John Galbraith. Many photographs are undated. Taken by William Cameron Blackwood.

Blackwood, William Cameron

Cavell Family fonds

  • UTA 1129
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1916

Photographs documenting two members of the Cavell family at the University of Toronto: J. H. Cavell (BA, 1909) and H.W. Cavell (BA, 1916). Images include: University of Toronto graduating class in Arts, 1909; University College graduating class in Arts, 1916; University College Executive of 1915 in 1912-13; Varsity staff, 1916-17; executive of the Class of 1909 in 1908-09.

Cavell Family

Robert Meredith Janes fonds

  • UTA 1426
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1961

Offprints of articles published by Professor Janes. Arranged in chronological order

Janes, Robert Meredith

Ethel Ray Godfrey fonds

  • UTA 1315
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1987; (predominant 1970-1981)

Consists of correspondence and minutes relating to the Faculty of Social Work internal committees, including policy and curriculum development, research and alumni associations.

Godfrey, Ethel Ray

John Herbert Milnes fonds

  • UTA 1584
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1951

Personal records of John Herbert Milnes, as a student in Arts at Trinity College (1934-1941) and in the University Extension program (1951), and as a member of No. 4 Company, University of Toronto Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps (1940-1946), consisting of certificates, notes, training manuals and other publications relating primarily to his military service.

Milnes, John Herbert

Lorna Marsden fonds

  • UTA 1521
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1992

Records of Prof. Lorna Marsden documenting her career as sociologist, feminist, administrator and teacher in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto.

Marsden, Lorna

Grace Irwin fonds

  • CA ON00399 33
  • Fonds
  • 1882-2008, predominant 1951-2001

Fonds consists of four series: records relating to writing,1925-2003; diaries/journals, 1920-1991 ; correspondence, 1907-2008; and records relating to family and various activities, 1882-2008 Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Records relating to writing,1925-2003 Series 2: Diaries/journals, 1920-1991 Series 3: Correspondence, 1907-2008 Series 4: Records relating to family and various activities, 1882-2008.

Irwin, Grace

Earle Toppings fonds

  • CA ON00399 63
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2019

Fonds contains records related to Earle Toppings' professional career as an editor, producer, news caster and educator and includes correspondence with artists and writers, radio scripts, proofs, transcripts of interviews, notebooks and audiovisual material.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Typescripts, proofs and other records; Series 2: Correspondence with Canadian Writers; and Series 3: Records relating to "Canadian Writers on Tape", "Canadian Poets on Tape" and "Nightfall".

Toppings, Earle

Laure Rièse fonds

  • CA ON00399 34
  • Fonds
  • 1928 – 1994

The fonds consists of Laure Rièse’s records pertaining to her activities as an academic and to her personal life. The fonds includes certificates; awards; contracts; correspondence with friends and with Canadian authors; manuscripts submitted by French and Canadian authors, poets and playwrights to Rièse for editing; records relating to Rièse’s activities as a member of the Advisory Board of the Northrop Frye Centre; correspondence and other material relating to Gerard Mourge; diaries; manuscripts; photographs; videocassettes for a Television Française Ontario (TFO) production entitled Mini-portrait pour le lancement de la foundation; notebooks, agenda books and engagement calendars; notes for speeches and conferences; research files; teaching files; travel journals; and drawings and prints that she collected.

Rièse, Laure Eva

Harold Bull fonds

  • CA ON00399 83
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1920

Fonds consists of two letters written to Harold Bull when he was serving in the First Canadian Tank Battalion during World War I; printed material; and photographs primarily taken in Britain of Harold Bull, tanks, his fellow soldiers, their camp, and other military/tourist subjects.

Bull, Harold

Albert Frank Moritz fonds

  • CA ON00399 49
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2018

The A.F. Moritz fonds contains records relating to his education, teaching, translation and editing work, journalism and other employment, and, predominantly, his work as a poet.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Education, [195-?]-2002; Series 2: Teaching, 1985-2017; Series 3: Poetry manuscripts, essays and related records 1970-2017; Series 4: Correspondence, 1973-2017; Series 5: Poetry Readings, 1975-2017; Series 6: Periodicals containing material by or about A.F. Moritz, 1969-2017; Series 7: Editing and Watershed Books, 1979-2017; Series 8: Anthologies containing A.F. Moritz poems, 1976-2015; Series 9: Literary related activities, 1973-2017; Series 10: Translation projects, 1973-2016; Series 11: Personal material, 1935-2017; and Series 12: Employment, 1969-2001.

Moritz, Albert Frank

Raymond Knister fonds

  • CA ON00399 18
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1949, predominant 1924-1931

The fonds consists of Raymond Knister’s records pertaining to his activities as an editor, writer and poet, and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, (annotated) manuscripts including a poem mounted on a drawing by Myrtle Gamble, copies of My Star Predominant, White Narcissus and several short stories, essays and reviews; photographs and drawings; and other material.

Knister, Raymond

Helen Kemp Frye fonds

  • CA ON00399 12
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1984, predominant 1923-1984

The fonds consists of Helen Kemp Frye’s records pertaining to her activities as an educator, editor and artist, and to her personal life. The fonds is comprised of the following series: 1) Correspondence files 2) Literature/Art/Activities files 3) Personal files 4) Publications and art work by Helen Frye and 5) Various printed files.

Frye, Helen Kemp

Stephen Kah-Sun Sim fonds

  • UTA 1779
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2002

Personal records documenting the life and career of Stephen K. Sim, first Chinese professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. Includes his early life, education, and his four years teaching at the University of British Columbia before coming to Toronto. The records contain correspondence, memorabilia, course notes for his studies at the Universities of Hong Kong and Washington, administrative files (University of Toronto) and teaching files (Universities of British Columbia and Toronto), a few files on professional organizations, research files, manuscripts and publications, addresses, three CDs of interviews on his experiences during World War II, and photographs.

Sim, Stephen Kah-Sun

Quentin Bell fonds

  • CA ON00399 64
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1991

Fonds consists of letters, postcards and an invitation from Bell to Simon Watney, 1972-1991, regarding publishing, finances, artistic matters and other topics. Also includes two letters from Anne Olivier Bell to Watney.

Bell, Quentin

G. E. Bentley fonds

  • CA ON00399 54
  • Fonds
  • 1954–2017, predominant 1974–2017

Fonds contains records that reflect G.E. Bentley Jr.’s career and interests as a professor, a William Blake scholar, and a collector of Blake’s work. It consists of the following series: subject/correspondence files, 1954–2017; research material, 1963–2016; records relating to writings, 1956–2016; and ephemera relating to William Blake, 1955–2011.

Bentley, Gerald Eades

Michael Bedard fonds

  • CA ON00399 78
  • Fonds
  • 1978 - 2009

Fonds consists of records relating to Michael Bedard's career as an author, including his research and drafts, correspondence with publishers and illustrators, reviews, and awards, 1978-2009. It is arranged by work: Woodsege and Other Tales (published 1979), Pipe and Pearls (published 1980), A Darker Magic (published 1987), The Lightning Bolt (published 1989), Redwork (published 1990), The Tinder Box (published 1990), The Nightingale (published 1991), Emily (published 1992), Painted Devil (published 1994), The Divide (published 1997), Glass Town (published 1997), The Clay Ladies (published 1999), The Wolf of Gubbio (published 2000), Stained Glass (published 2001), The Painted Wall and Other Strange Tales (published 2003), William Blake: The Gates of Paradise (published 2006), and Published Texts.

Bedard, Michael

J. Howard Woolmer fonds

  • CA ON00399 55
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1986

Fonds consists of correspondence, catalogues, research and production material, photographs and other records relating predominantly to the revised edition of A Checklist of the Hogarth Press 1917-1946 (1986) compiled by J. Howard Woolmer, and including material regarding the first edition (published 1976).

Woolmer, James Howard

Cameron Tolton fonds

  • CA ON00399 76
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2001

Fonds consists of correspondence, primarily incoming, 1960-2001; teaching records, including course outlines/descriptions, lecture/research notes, essay topics, transparencies, bibliographies, exam questions, research material, and term papers for French literature and film courses, 1972-2001; records, including photographs, research/biographical material, correspondence, printed publicity material and clippings relating to the Norman Jewison Lecture Series, which featured acclaimed American film directors introduced by Professor Tolton, 1983-1989.

Tolton, Cameron

Reuben Butchart fonds

  • CA ON00399 52
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1954

Fonds consists of published and unpublished material about the history of the Disciples in Canada, authored or gathered by Reuben Butchart in the course of his research and writing. The material includes some official records of organizations such as the Wellington and Ontario Co-operations of the Disciples of Christ, as well as the local Church of Christ in Guelph. Although there is a focus on Ontario churches and on the Hillcrest Church in Toronto, there is also extensive correspondence with local church historians in the Maritimes and Western Canada.

Butchart, Reuben

Alfred Henry Reynar fonds

  • CA ON00399 23
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1900

The fonds consists of A.H. Reynar’s records pertaining to his activities as an academic and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence; an essay on Tennyson’s In Memoriam; 2 articles by Reynar; and a student register.

Reynar, Alfred Henry

Arthur P. Coleman fonds

  • CA ON00399 7
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1945

The fonds consists of A.P. Coleman’s records pertaining to his activities as a geologist and to his personal life and includes correspondence, literary files, postcards, maps, paintings and other professional and personal files. The fonds is arranged in seven series. See finding aid for details.

Coleman, Arthur Philemon

Besly Family fonds

  • CA ON00399 59
  • Fonds
  • 1797–[1907?]

Fonds consists of sermon regarding death of Maria Besly, 1797; correspondence to John Besly, 1820–1865; commonplace book kept by members of the family, [184–?]; correspondence relating to the Boer War by Barton Hope Besly, 1899–1900, and photograph, [1907?].

Besly family

John Bemrose fonds

  • CA ON00399 77
  • Fonds
  • 2002 - 2009

Fonds consists of records relating to John Bemrose's first novel, The Island Walkers, 2003, including chapter drafts, correspondence with publishers, reviews, and awards, 2002-2009.

Bemrose, John

The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge fonds

  • Fonds
  • [194-?]-1990

Fonds consists of records relating to Lectures 1818-1819 on the History of Philosophy, 1983-1985; records relating to Marginalia, [194-?]-1983; and records relating to Shorter Works and Fragments, 1968-1990.

The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

International Virginia Woolf Society fonds

  • CA ON00399 51
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2019, predominant 1971-2005

Fonds consists of records related to the establishment and operation of the Virginia Woolf Society.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Administrative Records; Series 3: Records relating to Virginia Woolf Miscellany; Series 4: Articles and news clippings; Series 5: Photographs; and Series 6: Audiovisual Records.

The International Virginia Woolf Society

Alice Boissonneau fonds

  • CA ON00399 60
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]-2003

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: notebooks, [ca. 1940]-2001 Series 2: manuscripts and other records, [ca. 1940]-2003.

Boissonneau, Alice

University of Toronto. Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy fonds

  • UTA 0108
  • Fonds
  • 1883-2010

This fonds contains 5 accessions of records from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and its predecessors. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Somers Family fonds

  • UTA 1792
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1968

Memorabilia documenting Lou Somers academic and athletic achievements while a student of University College (B.A. 1940), specifically his membership on the Rugby Team. City of Toronto roll of service, 1943. Publications from various American Universities.

Photographs include his graduation portrait, military portraits and snapshots; a panoramic view of the Senior Intercollegiate Football Team, 1937; group photos of the Senior Rugby Team 1939-40, the Junior Rugby 1938-39 and the Junior Rugby Interprovicial and City Champs 1936-37.

Somers family

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

John Satterly fonds

  • UTA 1743
  • Fonds
  • 18-- - 1964 [predominant 1886-1963]

This fonds contains the personal and professional papers documenting the life and accomplishments of physicist John Satterly. Included is personal and professional correspondence, family documents, material related to Devon, England and its history; photoprints; course notes and related material such as certificates and diplomas from Satterly's days as a student; lecture notes; laboratory experiments; problem sets, examinations; textbooks; research notes; and publications which document his career as physicist at the University of Toronto.

Few administrative records of the Department of Physics from the first half of the twentieth century are available in the University Archives. As a result, this fonds provides documentation not only the life of the renowned physicist, but also of the teaching of Physics at the University of Toronto from 1912 to 1950 as well. The personal papers of other physicists already in the Archives compliment the Satterly fonds.

Satterly, John

Charles Stewart Phelps fonds

  • UTA 1657
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1946

Course notes, laboratory notes, engineering drawings, term papers and examination questions in electrical and civil engineering, compiled by Charles Stewart Phelps and Edward Nelson Howard while students at the University of Toronto and by Phelps subsequent to his graduation; notices regarding student activities.

Phelps, Charles Stewart

Irvine Israel Glass fonds

  • UTA 1313
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1994

Fonds consists of records documenting the career of Irvine Glass as a specialist in shock waves, a professor and administrator at the Institute for Aerospace Studies and his personal interest in the Jewish peoples through his involvement, in particular, with Canadian Professors for Peace in the Middle East, the Committee of Concerned Scientists, and the Sino-Judaic Institute.

See accession-level descriptions and finding aids for further details.

Glass, Irvine Israel

University of Toronto Mathematical and Physical Society fonds

  • UTA 1895
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1964

Consists of a members book, minute books, ledger books, papers and other records of the University of Toronto Mathematical and Physical Society.

University of Toronto Mathematical and Physical Society

Metta Spencer fonds

  • UTA 1796
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2001

Records in this fonds document some of Dr. Spencer's peace activities including her participation in the Canadian Pugwash Group, the Helsinki Citizen's Assembly and Science for Peace as well as her attendance at some conferences and meetings. However, many of her activities, especially relating to the 1980s disarmament movement and her consultative roles are not evident in these records. Also this accession only provides a sampling of her talks and publications. There is however complete drafts and notes for her textbook as well as early versions for works still in progress. Finally, Dr. Spencer's notes and papers as a student of sociology at University of California Berkeley are also preserved in this accession.

These records will be of interest to anyone researching the Canadian and international peace movements and themes such as disarmament, peace advocacy, Canadian international affairs and the role of non-governmental organizations. It also may be of interest to those researching the teaching of these topics within the discipline of sociology. Finally, Prof. Spencer's student notes offer a glimpse of what was being taught at Berkeley in the mid 1960s (then the top department of sociology in the U.S.) . They would be of interest to anyone studying that institution and the history of sociology as an academic discipline.

Spencer, Metta

Michael Marrus fonds

  • UTA 1517
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2012

Fonds consists of correspondence, news clippings, reports, reviews, appointment calendars, and other records relating to Michael R. Marrus’s education, academic career, publishing record and university and community service. In particular, records document Prof. Marrus’s prestigious career as a historian of the Holocaust and an expert on the relationships between Christians and Jews (predominantly in France) during World War Two, and also document his involvement in ongoing concerns in the Jewish community, both pertaining to faith and Zionism. In particular, Prof. Marrus’s extensive publishing record is well-documented in contracts, reviews, and ongoing correspondence with readers and colleagues debating and exploring the assertions made in his work. The fonds also documents Prof. Marrus’s career as a student at Berkeley in the 1960s, and his return to student life with his pursuit of a Master of Studies in Law degree (MSL) from the University of Toronto in 2004. Some records also relate to Prof. Marrus’s teaching duties and appointments at the University of Toronto, as well as his service on the University’s Governing Council. One series documents his service on the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission (1999-2001) and with the Friends of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon.

Marrus, Michael

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

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

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