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Research and teaching materials

This series contains notebooks on polymer research, ca 1949, an expense book relating to his participation on the Canadian High Polymer Forum ca 1950-51 and a notebook on students made at staff meetings ca 1950-51.

Education records

Includes mainly lecture notes from courses taken while attending Oxford for his B.A. and M.A.. Also includes notes and a copy of his Ph.D. Thesis (1950) and a speech given to the Oxford University Physical Society in 1948.

Ministry of Natural Resources. Rabies Advisory Committee

In 1979 Dr. Rhodes accepted an appointment as Chairman of the Rabies Advisory Committee within the Ministry of Natural Resources. This series documents some of the activities of this committee focusing primarily on immunization against rabies nationally and internationally. Included are general correspondence relating mainly to his appointment and reappointment to this committee and his retirement, and subject files relating to the World Health Organization conference in Essen, Germany, oral immunization of wildlife, safety standards and a seminar in Maple, Ontario on “Public, Intra- and Inter-Agency Relations in Rabies Control programs: a review”

University of Toronto

Throughout his career, Prof. Conacher was active on various University administrative committees. In some cases, he was a member of the committee, in other cases he corresponded with committee members or wrote memos on behalf of both the Dept. of History and/or the Faculty Association. There are files for the following committees on which he served: Plateau committee, sub-committee on staff (1955-56), Policy and Planning committee (1961), Presidential Committee on Appointments (1964-1965), Presidential Advisory Committee on Academic Appointments and Tenure also known as the Haist Committee (1968-1971), Presidential Search Committee (1971). There are also several files on the Faculty of Arts General Committee (1970-74) as well as one file relating to a proposed restructuring of the Faculty of Arts (1976)

There are also several files on University structure including records relating to the Duff Berdalh Report (1963), general memos and correspondence (1965-69),the Committee of Concerned Faculty (1971), the Dumphy Committee for Participation of Faculty in Governance (1976), the Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Freedom (1977), the Budget Advisory Committee (1978-79), the Governing Council, Academic Affairs Committee (1980), and the Decanal Promotion Committee (1981),

He made submissions to Committee on Graduate Studies (1964-65), Placement Services 1967, MacPherson Committee (1967), Robarts Library fundraising letter (1973), review of Scarborough College (1970), the PACE Committee (1971), Library Advisory Committee (1981). There is documentation on a meeting organized by Conacher with Minister of Finance Donald Macdonald relating to university and research funding and his part in proposing an Emeritus College Retirement Complex (1983-1986).

Art and Letters Club

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

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

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


This series consists of a single address, “Efficient Pricing of Telecommunication Services and the Ways to Get There”, delivered by Professor Fuss and Leonard Waverman at the National Conference on the Future of Telecommunications in Canada, 1 April 1993.

Teaching files

This series contains mainly course outlines and lecture notes for the various courses taught by Etkin at the Institute of Aerospace studies, some of which were developed by Etkin and were the first such courses to be formally taught in Canada. A few of the courses documented include Applied Aerodynamics, Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight, Numerical Methods, Fluid Mechanics, Stability and Control, Wing Theory and Social Impact of Technology.

University of Toronto

Professor le Riche joined the University in 1957 and served as head of Department of Epidemiology and Biometrics in the School of Hygiene from 1962-1975. With the dissolution of the School of Hygiene, he became a professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics in the Faculty of Medicine. He retained that status until his retirement in 1982, when he was appointed Professor Emeritus.

The records in this series document Professor le Riche’s employment at and retirement from the University, along with some of his teaching and administrative activities. The series includes, among others, files relating to teaching of tropical medicine and epidemiology, the proceedings of a review committee on community health (1979-1980), a preliminary report on epidemiology prepared by the Research Advisory Committee working group on epidemiological studies (1984), correspondence with and about Dr. Andrew Rhodes, Director of School of Hygiene (1966-69), Faculty of Medicine committees generally (1957-1961), and admission criteria for medical students. There is also a file on the W. Harding le Riche Award in Medical Research at the University of Toronto.

University of Toronto: Lecture notes and teaching materials

This series documents courses taught by Professor Israel in the Department of History Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It consists of correspondence, course outlines, reading lists, examination questions, and lecture notes. The arrangement is by ascending course number and by lecture topic.

The courses documented in this series are:

HIS 101 : The Emergence of the Third World n.d.
HUM 101 : South Asian Civilization 2001
HIS 232 : The British Imperial Experience 1997
HIS 282 : The History of India 1978-2002
HIS 364 : Studies in the History of Modern India 1986-2005
HIS 394 : South Asian Migration 1996-2004
HIS 491/JHA 1690 : Nationalism in India 1981-2002


Reprints and journal articles by authors other than Harold A. Innis.

Northwest Territories trip/FEARO

This series documents Dr. Mastromatteo’s role in the Federal Environmental Assessment Review for the Kiggavik uranium mine project. The first section of this series contains feasibility assessments, environmental assessments, and reports from both the project sponsors and the Government of Canada. The second section of this series contains the reports, publications, minutes, correspondence, and memoranda of the Federal Environmental Assessment Review team.


This series document Dr. Evans’ trip to the Peoples’ Republic of China in 1973 and another trip to China and Japan in 1975. These files contain correspondence, diaries, notes and briefing notes and memorabilia. There is also a file on a proposed trip to Nepal in 1995.

Medical Practice Administration

This series contains records from MacIntosh’s medical practice. The series includes MacIntosh’s day planners and appointment books, account books, office income and expenses information, telephone message books, and his patient Simplex System, which helped MacIntosh keep track of patient appointments and payment information. The series also contains some records dealing with office space rentals, and some correspondence with various prosthesis manufacturers regarding the use of their projects within the clinic.

National Library of Canada

The series partially documents Francess Halpenny’s activities as a member of the National Library of Canada’s advisory board from 1976 to 1982. It also partially documents Halpenny’s activities as a member of the Advisory board committee on bibliographical services of Canada, from 1981 to 1982 ; and her participation to the "Colloquium on Availability of Publications in Canada", Quebec City, June 17 and 18, 1987.

The series consists of 4 files including correspondence, minutes of meetings, news release, notes and correspondence.

Gilbert Jackson & Associates

The series consists of files related to Mr. Jackson’s consulting firm, Gilbert Jackson & Associates, which was established in three parts during the early 1930s. The first part of the business began when Mr. Jackson was a consulting economist who was assigned to complete special assignments for corporations such as Canadian General Electric in negotiations with United Electrical Workers, and General Motors Canada. During this period, Mr. Jackson also wrote briefs to the Spence Royal Commission of Coasting Trade for Canadian Ship Building and Repair Association and the Borden Royal Commission on Energy for Imperial Oil.

Achieving great success, the second part of the business developed around the mid 1940s. Known as Sentinel Associates Limited, the investment counselling company’s clients included Lever Brothers of Canada Ltd. and a private company named Sentinel Securities of Canada Ltd.

The third part of the office was the Canadian Council for Economic Studies, with Wallace Goforth as Executive Director. A retired colonel in the Canadian Army who had served as Deputy Director General of Defense Research during the 2nd World War, W.W. Goforth was the son of Reverend Jonathan Goforth (1859-1926), the well-known Presbyterian minister in China where W.W. Goforth was born in North Honan on November 25, 1899. After attending the University of Toronto, he studied at McGill University where he received his Masters degree. Before World War II he was professor of economics at McGill (1924-1929) and a consulting economist. Mr. Jackson firm known as the Canadian Council for Economic Studies. [1] He ran Mr. Jackson’s company until his death in [1956?] A Council that met quarterly, many studies were commissioned from academics and other able economists who published under their own names but under the label Gilbert Jackson & Associates.

Arranged alphabetically by function, the files within the series include: company records from the Canadian General Electric Company Ltd (1953), Dominion Textile Co. Limited (1952), General Motors (1954), Hamilton Porcelains, Ltd (1956), Huron & Erie Mortgage Corporation (1952), John Inglis Co. (1952), Ogilvie Flour Mills Company Limited (1944), Rolland Paper Company (1955), St. Lawrence Seaway Authority (1955-1958), Steel Company of Canada Limited (1954) and Vick Chemical Company (1958); typed outgoing correspondence regarding retail coal prices, the consumer price index, the wholesale coal index (1954) and the Mutual Security Programme (1957); manuscripts written by academics and other able economists; the House of Commons Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce minutes of proceedings and evidence (1944, no. 1-no. 53 and 1947, no. 9), the first reading of Bill 7 (1944), and the House of Commons debates (Aug. 1944); biographies, incoming and outgoing correspondence, speeches, articles, off-prints and newspaper clipping written by and about the late Philip Christian Armstrong, an employee of the Canadian Pacific, economist and friend of Gilbert Jackson & Associates (1942-1952); research memorandums by Gilbert Jackson & Associates (1949-1950); reports, correspondence, cases and memorandum to the Royal Commission on the Canadian Coasting Trade (1955); charts on the United States College Endowment Funds (1956?); and copies of minutes of meetings on “The International Functions of Gold”, a London, England discussion group chaired by Sir Charles Addis, that met monthly to discuss “the International uses of Gold” (1929-1931). Mixed into the manuscripts are typed incoming and outgoing correspondences regarding the articles or speeches written by members of Gilbert Jackson & Associates.

The series also contains files containing correspondence, reports and papers produced by: W. W. Goforth (1953-1956); H. G. Littler (1942-1947); and John L.(Lorne) McDougall, a University of Toronto graduate (BA 1921, MA 1923) and professor in the Department of Economics at Queen’s University. His reports on the Combines Act will also be found among these records (1954-1955).

All books and proceedings have been separated from the rest of the manuscripts and placed at the end of the series, in chronological order. These include the House of Commons Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce minutes of proceedings and evidence (1944, no. 1-no. 53 and 1947, no. 9), the first reading of Bill 7 (1944), and the House of Commons debates (Aug. 1944).

Finally, records related to the Canadian Council for Economic Studies can be found within the series. Arranged chronologically, the files within the series include: passed and cancelled council bulletins (1944-1950); an article by E. Harrison Clark “Analysis of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948” (12 Apr. 1948); summaries of views expressed at private dinner meetings (1950-1951); and the Washington Papers (1950-1951).

For additional reports written by Mr. Jackson to other federal government boards, commissions and special committees, see Series 4 (Canadian Tariff Board), Series 5 (National War Labour Board), Series 6 (National Selective Service Advisory Board) and Series 7 (Other Federal Government research and reports).


  1. Letter dated Oct. 19, 2004, E. Kendall Cork to Garron Wells re Gilbert E. Jackson OBE, 1890-1959.


B2008-0023 consists almost entirely of electronic documents arranged by course number. Most folders contain, course syllabus giving outlines, bibliography, tests, assignments. There is also related correspondence and memos. Only Course Pol 103 contains original lectures. It also contains one box of textual records relating to Pol 315 which does contain original lecture notes as well as documents relating to the course’s development. Also included is one file of notes for a course Rayside took in 1977 with C.B. MacPherson - Pol. 200. Taking such a course as a new professor was preparatory to his teaching role.

B2013-0015 contains almost exclusively original lecture notes, with some syllabi and handouts, for the courses listed below.

B2017-0024 contains lecture notes as well as course outlines and syllabus for Pol 315 Sexual Diversity Politics (2010-2011) and lectures for Pol 364 Religion and Politics (2008-2012).

Courses documented include:
-Pol 100 [can’t find title]
-Pol 103 - Canada in Comparative Context
-Pol 222 - Elites & Political Leadership
-Pol 302 - Western European Politics
-Pol 311 - Canadian Political Parties
-Pol 315 - Sexual Diversity Politics
-Pol 344 - Social Movements in Europe and North America
-Pol 364 - Religion and Politics
-Pol 435 - [can’t find title]
-Pol 2100 - Canadian Politics
-Pol 2300 - Comparative Politics
-Pol 2810 - The Politics of Diversity: A Research Seminar

Professional associations and conferences

Dr. Glass belonged to many professional associations, in some of which he played a very active role. He was also much in demand as an adviser to and participant in conferences in his areas of specialization. This series reflects his involvement in these areas; additional information may also be found in the addresses in series 10.

There are extensive files are on the fluid dynamics divisions of the American Physical Society and NASA, on the aerodynamics committee of the National Research Council of Canada, and on the geothermal energy study of the Science Council of Canada, which Dr. Glass headed. The conferences represented are mostly international ones on gasdynamics and shock tubes. Dr. Glass also sat on a number of editorial boards and was the founder of the journal, Shock Waves.

The material in this series includes correspondence, programs, minutes, reports, lecture notes, addresses, press clippings, and photographs.


Course outlines, reading lists, lectures and support materials document the Sociology courses taught by Spencer in the latter half of her career. Includes: Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101), Peace and War (SOC 231), Political Sociology (SOC 324), Theories and Methods of Saving the World (SOC 410), Selected Topics and Methods (SOC 411), Non-Violence in Interpersonal Relationships (SOC 421), Pollution, Environment and Development (SOC 422), Negotiation and Non-Violence (SOC 431).

There are also some files relating to graduate students as well some early course lectures from the late 1960s and early 1970s when she lectured in several American colleges prior to her move to the University of Toronto.

University of Toronto administration

This series documents Prof. Nelson’s role in various administrative committees within the University of Toronto as well as his active involvement as a faculty member in the Department of History. Correspondence, notes, papers, memos, statistics and minutes relate mainly to curriculum in Department of History. Especially significant is a file documenting the curriculum debate in 1966 that led to the dissolution of the honours course, a change that Prof. Nelson opposed.

Other committees, on which Prof. Nelson played some role, include: the Social Science Committee of a Joint University Board Committee (1960-1961), the curriculum committee of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (1963), Library Council (1963-64), the Faculty of Art’s Committee to Study Elsewhere (1971-1981), and the Centre for International Studies (CIS) (1975-1984). Files contain reports, minutes of meetings, correspondence and notes. In the case of the CIS most files relate to conferences and colloquia organized by the Centre.

Two important administrative positions not documented in this fonds, are Prof. Nelson’s positions in the International Studies Program (ISP), first as Chair of the International Relations Committee (1967-1971) and finally as Chair of ISP from 1971-1976. These records can be found in records of the International Studies Program A2009-0006. However, there is a journal found in Series 7 Journals, that contains records that document his role at Chair of ISP.


Files contain correspondence mainly with students and third parties regarding references for employment, entries into graduate programs and grant or fellowship applications. Some files also include assessments and recommendations for colleagues applying for tenure or a faculty position.

Field notebooks and diaries

Throughout his career, Dr. Pimlott continued to undertake field research on wolves, caribou and other wildlife in both Canada and Europe. This series consists of original field notebooks containing observations of wolves in Algonquin Park (Ontario), and Baffin Island as well as brief diaries of research trips to Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and other European countries. Among the more detailed diaries, are those kept at Inuvik, NWT, during a leave of absence from the University of Toronto. During this year (1973-1974) Dr. Pimlott was retained by the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC) to serve as a Resource worker with the Committee on Original Peoples' Entitlement (COPE).


The bulk of this series is contained in accession B1998-0017 and includes lectures, notes, outlines and reading lists for courses taught by Prof. Prentice at OISE, mainly: 1421 History of Women and Education I and 3421 The History of Women and Education II; 1422 [History of the Family]?; 1411 Education and Social Change : The American Experience; 1426 Women in Education in Canada. Also included is a copy of the course description for first course on Women’s history taught by Prof. Prentice at Atkinson College in 1973-74 entitled Women, The Family and Education in Canada.

B2009-0010 contains only one file on teaching documenting a 1996 OISE/UT course, the History of Women and Higher Education in Canada, that Prof. Prentice co-taught on-line with colleague Elizabeth Smyth.

Bell Canada Directorship

This series concerns Dr. Hogg's tenure as a member of the Board of Directors of Bell Canada (1968-1978) and her participation in, and chairmanship of its Social and Environmental Affairs Committee (1973-1978).

It consists primarily of general company related correspondence and memoranda which outline aspects of the workings of this major corporation over a ten year span, and the minutes and correspondence of the Social and Environmental Affairs Committee which she chaired from 1974-1978. The files also include several company-sponsored reports on various topics.

Public Lectures and Addresses

Series consists of notes for public lectures and addresses given by McIlwraith. Included in the series is a listing of these lectures which have each been assigned a number. Subjects include cultural practices of indigenous communities in North America, particularly Ontario and British Columbia (predominantly unidentified), evolution, human biology, folk-lore, and anthropology as a field.

Unpublished Manuscripts

This Series consists of addresses, lectures and notes written by H.A.Innis that show no evidence of being published. Original manuscripts for the "Idea File" and "History of Communication", undated. [The "Idea File" was later edited by William Christian and published in 1980.]

Referee work

Files document Garrison’s sought after expertise as a peer referee for professional journals such as the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy , The Astronomical Journal, Astronomy and Astrophysics A European Journal, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and The Astrophysical Journal. Garrison also reviewed and evaluated proposals and projects for various Canadian and American granting agencies including National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, National Science Foundation, and Canada Council Killam Program. Files contain correspondence, reviewer reports, grant summaries and draft papers. Records are filed chronologically.

Manuscripts and publications

Professor Skilling began writing at an early age; his first attempt at publication, a short story 'Trapping in the Rockies’, was submitted to the Toronto Evening Telegram in 1923. While this series documents his prodigious output over a period of almost 80 years, the focus is on his youth and his early career (before 1960) and from the early 1980s until his death.

The series begins with a file of correspondence regarding offprints (1984-1985), followed by three files of book notices and reviews (1940-1999). Professor Skillings writings are arranged by the title of the manuscript or publication and are filed chronologically. The files contain drafts of manuscripts, sometimes with notes and often with covering correspondence, reviews and offprints. Much material relating to Skilling’s writings may be found in other accessions in this fonds.

The earliest entries were written while a public, high school and university student. Skilling managed one publication from his trip across the United States and Canada in 1933, an article in the local paper in The Danforth region of Toronto where he lived. What may be is his first ‘academic’ article, “The Marxian dips into the future”, was published in University College’s student periodical, The Undergraduate, in March 1933. At Oxford, he really began to find his footing. His reported in the New Statesman on the British Labour Party’s annual conference in 1936; this was followed shortly by a series of articles in the Canadian Forum (1937-1939), most of which discussed the evolving political situation in Czechoslovakia. During World War II, he wrote on a variety of topics, ranging from the political situation in the Balkans to Canadian-American relations.

After his retirement, Professor Skilling had more time to write. Some of his projects, including a selection of essays under the title, ‘The riddle of Communist politics’, and a proposed book on the Velvet Revolution, did not materialize. His observations of the changing political landscape in Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe, especially on Charter 77 and samizdat, rapidly found their way into print. In the late 1980s and the 1990s Skilling turned his attention to historical figures in Czech history, especially the Masaryks – Tomas, Charlotte, and Alice, and to his own memoirs. His book, T. G. Masaryk: Against the current [see box 042], appeared in English in 1994 and Czech in 1995. He prepared two long articles on Charlotte and Alice for Komas, and Gender Studies in Prague published his Mother and daughter: Charlotte and Alice Masaryk in 2001 [see box 044]. His translation of Alice’s correspondence with Josip Plecnik, the architect of Prague Castle [see boxes 045-047], appeared just before his death.

Professor Skilling’s memoirs, The education of a Canadian, appeared in English and Czech in 2001 [see boxes 047-049], a few weeks before he died. The numerous delays in publication, caused in part by the collapse of Carleton University Press, are well documented.

Oversized material has been removed from /040(25) to folder .(03).

Photoprints relating to Professor Skilling’s research on and writing about Charlotte Masaryk have been removed from /044(03) to /009P(13); from /044(04) to /009P(14), from /044(06) to /009P(15), and from /044(07) to /009P(16).

Slides of the portrait of Gordon Skilling by Maria Gabanhova have been removed from /048(07) to /009P(17).

University of Toronto

At the time of his appointment as full professor in 1968, Prof. Russell was also appointed as Acting Principal of Innis College. He was appointed principal in 1971 for a period of 5 years. He was also Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science from 1987-1993.

Records from accession B2005-0001 in this series document these appointments. In addition to these official administrative duties, this series also documents his involvement in other campus committees such as the December Study Group, an informal association of faculty members which met to discuss ‘matters of common interest’ among which was the development of academic programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Its first meeting was held in December, 1965. The establishment of this group coincided with the expected growth of enrolment at the University of Toronto during next few years. Included in this file is their response to the MacPherson Committee (the Presidential Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Instruction in the Faculty of Arts and Science) in 1967. Other files include the Library Users Committee (1965), the U of T Residence Plan (1959-1961).

Records from B2017-0006 and B2019-0008 in this series further document Prof. Russell’s involvement in various UofT committees, such as the Manuscript Advisory Committee for the University of Toronto Press, the Group on Indigenous Government, the Project Planning Committee for the Seniors Centre, and the Faculty Club.

Appointment books

Yearly appointment books document Prof. French’s activities generally. Note that only pages containing annotations have been retained.


During his career Prof Chambers has written more than 12 books, 5 of these as the sole author. These books relate to both areas of expertise, linguistics and jazz.

This series contains files relating to four of his books, all as sole author, and all relating to jazz music. The most voluminous information relates to his first major book on jazz, the biography of Miles Davis. Milestones I: The music and times of Miles Davis to 1960 and Milestones II: The music and times of Miles Davis since 1960 were published in 1983 and 1985 respectively and at a total of 761 pages remains Prof. Chambers’ major work to date. The files documenting this book include correspondence relating to both volumes, reviews, and manuscripts. Chambers’ format for this book has been described as a ‘bio-discography’ with the sound documents of some 120 phonorecords that Miles Davis had appeared on. [1]

The second book documented in this series is Genuflect, an unpublished novel set in Toronto, the manuscript of which was produced in 1995 and 1996. Files relating to this work consist of correspondence and two drafts of the manuscript.

Crescendo: Duke Ellington in the Age of Cool Jazz and Hard Bop was completed in 2006 and submitted to various publishers. The files relating to this yet unpublished book consist of correspondence and the manuscript.

Bouncin with Bartock: The incomplete works of Richard Twardzik , published in 2008 by Mercury Press (Toronto), is another biographical work. In this book, Prof. Chambers describes the life of American jazz pianist, Dick Twardzik, who died of a drug overdose in 1955 at the age of 24. In a review of this book, the reviewer states “Chambers…has taken this mysterious figure from a bygone jazz era and brought him fully to life in the pages of this remarkable book… Chambers … has uncovered a rich cornucopia of information on the pianist. He conferred with aunts and cousins, friends and acquaintances, commentators and colleagues. He tracked correspondence, followed up various trails, and puts together a complete account, satisfying both for its biographical rigor as well as the critical intelligence he applies to Twardzik’s body of work.” [2] The files relating to this book include correspondence from 1975 to 2007, and a manuscript.

[1] Offprint of Robert Witmer, review in Humanities, p. 229 B2009-0044/025 (08)

[2] From review by Ted Gioia at

Métis Bibliography

Series 9 consists of a comprehensive bibliography of sources related to the Metis people, as well as sources related to treaties, the fur trade, Louis Riel, and the general history of first Nations people in Western Canada during the 19th century. The bibliography is made up of close to 1000 index cards, each with a separate entry. 600 of the cards are arranged by subject and 300 of the card are arranged by region. Also included in the series is a paper copy of an earlier version of the bibliography, as well as related research notes and sources (also on index cards).

Other professional activities

This series consists of files relating to Prof. Eddie’s involvement as an active member in several professional associations. Included are files documenting his role as director of the Hungarian Research Institute of Canada (1999-2007), and as member of the Executive of the International Economic History Association (IEHA) (1994-2000). This latter activity includes files documenting the World Congress in Spain and the controversy concerning the site change from Seville to Madrid in 1998. In addition there are two files relating to his consulting work for the Fundus Foundations and the preparation of a study of the Library at the Southeastern European University in the Republic of Macedonia in 2001.

Manuscripts and publications (non-Bissell)

This series contains drafts of books and plays with which Bissell was involved either through his capacity as an academic or his general interest in the arts. The arrangement of the files is alphabetically by the author and playwright.

The most significant item, from a research perspective, is a proof copy (1969) from the University of Toronto Press of Charles Norris Cochrane’s St. Augustine and the problems of power. A copy does not exist in Cochrane’s personal records [B2003-0011] and the work itself was never published. Other items include a partial draft (1974) of Canadian fiction: an annotated bibliography, by Margery Fee, that appeared in 1976; a reader’s copy of Hugh Hood’s edgy Black and white keys (published 1982); and a 1982 typescript of The short road down: a university changes (1984), by Robin Ross who was University registrar during Bissell’s presidency. There is also an undated mimeographed copy of a play by Howard Adelman, ‘Kill yourself laughing’.

Professional activities

Files in this series may contain correspondence, minutes, agenda and reports documenting Bissell participation in various organizations and conferences. Also includes documentation on Bissell’s trip to China in 1962 and his relationship with delegates visiting the University of Toronto a year later.


Professor Falls was much sought after as a speaker, both at academic conferences and other functions and by the general public. He was very obliging so over the course of more than fifty years he gave a large number of talks. Some of them are included in this series. The arrangement is chronological, and the files contain, in addition to the addresses themselves, notes, correspondence, and some background material.

The talks Professor Falls gave ranged across the spectrum of his research. Though he gave a number on small mammals, his most popular ones were on bird songs (see box 036(25)), for example] but not only to the general public. He gave a number of papers on his research on the western and eastern meadowlarks and the white-throated sparrow, in particular, at conferences ranging from those of the American Ornithologists Union and the International Ornithologists Committee (he chaired the scientific program of 19th congress of the latter in Ottawa in 1986 but also gave papers at Oxford, Berlin and Moscow) to the Wilson Ornithological Society. He was in close contact with many universities who invited him to give lectures, seminars and participate in field studies. Amongst these were the University of British Columbia, where he gave several seminars on birds in 1973, Rutgers University, Rockefeller University, Cornell, and the University of Wisconsin (1986). But he also was available for less formal presentations to students, especially at the University of Toronto, where he gave talks to student clubs and through the Division of University Extension, and across southern Ontario.


This series documents Hollander’s publishing activities with respect of his major works (See titles listed below) It contains correspondence with his various publishers relating to such matters as progress of a project, contracts, distribution, sales, translations, royalties etc. Records for many of the works are complete enough to document the project from its initial conception to the decision to cease printing. Also included are interesting reports from the publishers’ readers that cover the full range of opinion from high praise to high criticism and reflect the prelude of controversy that ultimately would erupt once a book was published. Also included in this series are copies of published reviews of Hollanders’ works.

Press clippings

Series consists of daily press clippings (photocopies of newspaper articles) compiled by the Communications Branch on various issues of import to the government, but especially relating to the constitution.

Center for Early Learning and Child Care, Inc.

In 1985 Dr. Fowler incorporated his own consulting and educational not for profit company to “…conduct and disseminate research and information about early childhood education”. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Fowler was president and his daughter Velia as Treasurer. His other daughters, Monique and Josephine, along with his wife, Neva were also involved as directors of the company.

Records in this series consist of administrative files relating to incorporation, correspondence, film scripts, and other files relating to projects conducted in the 1980s and 1990s in particular the production of both the book and videos entitled Talking from infancy. How to nurture & cultivate early language development, and Little Neva learns to talk, other talks and presentations.

Research projects

This series contains files on research leave grants, research notes and correspondence relating to three separate research projects which were never completed, but led to talks and papers written by Professor Spencer over his career. ‘Deutsche Bund: German confederation, 1815-1866’ was a project in German history begun in 1959. It led to several papers [see: 1962 (B2010-0024/013(17); 1967 (B2010-0024/021(24)-(25); and 1970 (B2010-0024/022(02)]. ‘Evolution of the Social Democratic Party of Germany: Foreign policy before and after the Godesburg Programme, 1958-1960’, was an uncompleted project begun in 1983. ‘Canada and the Federal Republic of Germany’ was a projected book length study.

Activities files

These "activity files" (so named by Dr. Solandt) range from the clubs to which he belonged, to professional associations, and to organizations that had scientific and/or social implications in which he was particularly interested, such as the Canadian Nuclear Association. Their scope moves from local to international and several levels in between.

The files contain a corresponding variety of material, ranging from correspondence, manu-scripts, and notes, to memoranda, programs, pamphlets, reports. Their arrangement is alphabetical by name of event, individual or organization. Included are files on the Conference of Experts to Study the Methods of Detecting Violations of a Possible Agreement on the Suspension of Nuclear Weapons Tests (1958), for which Dr. Solandt was a member of the Western delegation.

Reference material

Series consists of selected reference material collected by Prof. Hassanpour that is considered rare. Records include handwritten manuscripts, original historical documents, original or copied historical newspapers (mainly in Kurdish and Persian), bulletins, political declaration and reports. Subject matter covers Kurdish nationalism, political movements in Kurdistan and Iran, human rights, and language. Recordings include documentation of 1970’s internationalist student activism, recordings of several P.M. Dr. Mossadiq 1950’s speeches, and Kurdish folk music.

Reviews and recommendations

Includes referee reviews done by Hull for scholarly articles as well as letters of recommendation for colleagues and former students. Reviews are filed at the beginning of this series and letters of recommendation have been sorted alphabetically and filed after the reviews.

Books and edited books

During his career, Prof. Richardson published 13 books as author, co-author or as editor. Seven of these works are contained in this series. His first book, Volume 10 of the Society for New Testament Studies (SNTS), was based on his PhD thesis. He changed the title to Israel in the Apostolic Church and it was published by the Cambridge University Press in 1969. Described as “lucidly written, closely argued and most scholarly work”, it was reprinted in paperback 36 years later by Cambridge University Press. In 1984 with John Parry he produced a small pamphlet on University College entitled The great good place: exploring University College.

Another edited book, Law in religious communities in the Roman period: the debate over Torah and Nomos in post-biblical Judaism and early Christianity, appeared in 1991. This book was based on the seminar “Torah and Nomos in Judaism and Christianity” sponsored by the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies over the previous six years. Five years later Herod, Friend of Romans and King of Jews was completed and published by the University of South Carolina Press. This work was reprinted in 1999 by Fortress Press and in Edinburgh by T & T Clark. It became a selection for the History Book Club and the Book of the Month Club.

From 1994 to 1998 he worked with co-editor Karl Donfried on the book Judaism and Christianity in First-Century Rome which was published by Eerdmans in 1998. The papers in this book were revised versions of papers delivered at the “Seminar on NT Texts in their cultural environment” of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS) between 1990 and 1994. Prof. Richardson contributed one of the papers "Augustan-era synagogues in Rome" in this volume, copy of which will be found in Series 10 Articles .

In City and Sanctuary: religion and architecture in the Roman Near East (2002), Prof. Richardson “examines the urban design of five cities in the Near East – Palmyra, Petra, Gerasa, Caesarea Maritima and Jerusalem – including cult centres, temples and buildings for mystery religions.” The content of this book is based on a series of John Albert Hall lectures given by Prof. Richardson in 2001.

Building Jewish in the Roman East published in 2004 continues the theme of the relationship between religion and architecture. This book consists in large part of chapters containing revised versions of articles previously published in scholarly journals and collections of essays.

Prof. Richardson’s last book in this series was co-authored with his brother, Douglas Richardson, retired professor of fine art. Canadian Churches, an architectural history is an extensively illustrated book published by Firefly in 2007. This book was described as a “tribute to the religious underpinnings of the nation and to the care with which so many of these houses of worship.. have been preserved”.


This series includes copies of “The Iron Ring”, a private publication for the Camp Wardens, printed as a kind of historical primer and general information circular. There is also a clipping file of publicity concerning the Ritual, correspondence regarding the various publications, and a printed musical score for a composition by Alice Roger Collins, to the text of the poem “The Sons of Martha” by Rudyard Kipling, dedicated to the “engineering profession”.
Accession B1995-0040 includes additional publicity clippings, more recent editions of “The Iron Ring”, a Manual of Camp Procedures and mark ups for a collection of Kipling poems. Accession B2009-0029 includes a copy of the reprinted Twenty Poems by Rudyard Kipling, issue no.8 of “The Iron Ring”, The Manual of Camp Procedure (1988), various articles and publicity concerning the Canadian postage stamp honouring the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Ritual, issued in April 2000.

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