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Royal Conservatory of Music

This series contains mainly personal records of Prof. Schabas relating to his long association with the RCM. Arranged alphabetically by file title, these files contain correspondence and other communications, notes, copies of reports, etc relating to Prof. Schabas' activities as teacher, administrator and later, consultant for Special Projects (1990-1991). Included are files on the relationship between the RCM and the Faculty of Music and separation of the RCM from the University of Toronto, curriculum development, Building Committee, examinations, and personal correspondence with colleagues both at the RCM and U.of T. Related correspondence and papers may be found in Series III, Professional Correspondence.

Personal correspondence

Personal correspondence with mainly colleagues and friends both in Canada and around the world is contained in this series.

Professional correspondence

This series consists of correspondence, reports, and notes relating to his professional activities as a consultant, author, teacher and administrator with the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and with other professional associations relating to music. Included, among others, are files relating to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chalmers Performing Arts Training Grants Programme, National Orchestra Association, Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras, among others. Five files relating to the Musical Performance and Communications Programme are also included (Box 20, files 05 to 09).

Conferences and workshops

Professor Schabas was involved as a presenter, teacher and organizer of numerous conferences and workshops relating to the music profession both in Canada and internationally. Among the files in this series are the Festival de Musica de Gramado in Brazil (1983), Inter-american Music Council (Consejo interamericano de musica - CIDEM) in Toronto (1967), Columbia (1968), Argentina (1970), National Arts Centre Conductor Workshops (1985), Sonneck Society, and Tehran Conference on "Music education in the countries of the Orient" (1967). Includes correspondence, copies of papers by Prof. Schabas and others, programmes, financial statements, etc.

Talks and publications

This series consists of files relating to his book Theodore Thomas: America's conductor and builder of orchestras, 1835-1905 University of Illinois Press, 1989 and general files containing manuscripts of various talks such as "The symphony orchestra: past, present and future" delivered at the Edward Johnson building, University of Toronto, October 1970.


This series consists of lecture notes, course outlines, notes from readings, student papers and assignments, and correspondence relating to courses in Music taught at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. Course represented in this series relate mainly to orchestras (MUS 4201S) and performance practices (MUS 4600V and 4605S).


This series contains the records of the Assembly, the academic governing body of the Royal Conservatory, maintained by the Chairman's office during Prof. Schabas tenure. Files are arranged alphabetically by title and include minutes of the Assembly and its committees, Board of examiners files, and correspondence files on the various branches of the RCM.

Office of the Principal

This series consists of the subject files for this office during Prof. Schabas' tenure as Principal. Files are arranged alphabetically by title and contain correspondence, financial statements, minutes of meetings, notes,etc. File titles include among others the Ministry of Employment and Immigration, Metro Toronto, the Canadian National Exhibition, Canadian Music Council, Guelph Spring Festival, Frederick Harris Music Co,and the New Music School.

Studies and reports

During his career, Prof. Schabas has been commissioned as a consultant and advisor by a number of organizations both in Canada and abroad. The files in this series contain correspondence, manuscripts of reports and final copies of reports, research materials, etc relating to these activities. Included are, among others, the Manhattan School of Music (1989-1991), Music at the University of New Brunswick study (1988-1990), Trinidad and Tobago National Music School (1975-1976), University Settlement Recreation Centre, Toronto (1983-1986).

Sound recordings

This series is comprised of sound recordings from various sources, some of which relate to specific series. Included are talks at conferences, radio interviews Schabas gave about the Royal Conservatory and the Music Performance and Communication Programme (MPC), some original acoustical recordings of Schabas and radio programmes about Schabas and his work. See item list.

Alphabetical files

This series consists of the entire second accession (B2008-0031), which consists of an alphabetical file series that documents most facets of Prof. Ezra Schabas’ career. While there are a few early records, most files document his activities after his retirement from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, including: involvement in associations and music groups, publishing and research endeavours including his book "Sir Ernest MacMillan: The Importance of Being Canadian"; evaluation reports of music programs throughout Canada; performances and public appearances; travels; workshops and talks. The files contain a variety of documents including correspondence, minutes, agenda, papers, talks, reviews, evaluation reports, scripts, grant applications and memorabilia.

Textual records

Various U of T publications and brochures, etc (see file list for more information). Correspondence among Vilhjalmur Stefansson, James Mavor and Ramsay Wright concerning the ethnological expedition to Eskimos of the Mackenzie Delta undertaken by Stefansson in 1906-1907 under the auspices of Harvard University and the University of Toronto.

Graphic records

Constitutes Series II of B77-0040.
Students and faculty in the natural and biological sciences, including Professors Robert Ramsay Wright, Archibald Macallum and Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman.
Two photoprints taken by John Steele; 1 photoprint taken by A. Bischoff. Other photographers unknown.

Publications and manuscripts

This series documents portions of Dr. Fox's publishing career. It is comprised variously of book reviews, forwards in books, journal articles, contributions to newsletters, calendars and handbooks, reports and letters to the editor. The bulk of the series is however comprised of the first through seventh editions of his major published work, Politics: Canada. The series amply demonstrates the wide scope of Dr. Fox's interests and his ability to employ both popular as well as academic writing styles. It is not, however, a complete reflection of Dr. Fox's much more extensive publishing career.

Records are filed by publication chronologically and are grouped by type: book reviews, forwards, journal articles, press articles, newsletters, reports, letters to the editor, calendars and handbooks and miscellaneous writings.

Lecture notes

This series is comprised of lecture notes and background files on specific issues prepared by Dr. Fox for various graduate and undergraduate courses taught at the University of Toronto (1946-1981), University of Saskatchewan (1947, 1951) and Carleton College (1948-1954). The series is valuable in showing shifting trends and emphases in political theory. Course examinations illustrate areas considered of importance at the time. The curriculum vitae included in Series VIII (Biographical Materials) contain a near complete breakdown of courses taught by Dr. Fox for the period 1954-1980.

Radio and television

This series documents Dr Fox's extensive career in public broadcasting. The series is comprised of numerous radio and television scripts for various CBC programs. It illustrates the public facet of Dr. Fox's life and highlights his role as social commentator and political analyst. This aspect of his career frequently brought him into contact with major public figures. The series is also useful in providing a historical perspective on important political and social issues during the Cold War era. Commentaries by Fox included his views on current issues such as the Suez Crisis, the Hungarian Revolution and the election of John F. Kennedy.

Teaching files

This series consists mainly of undergraduate course materials, class lists, student grades, and miscellaneous administrative notes for courses taught by Fox at the University of Toronto. Earliest files relate to his position as Lecturer and Assistant Professor at Carleton College. Files related to graduate students primarily concern thesis and individual U of T student evaluations. Some term papers are included.

The series provides a snapshot of the history of political science education at the University of Toronto from the mid-1950's to the early 1980's. The series complements Series VI (Lecture Notes).

General professional correspondence

This series includes both incoming and out-going correspondence primarily of a professional nature. It includes correspondence related to research, publishing and editorial activities, speaking and broadcast appearances as well as collaborative efforts with colleagues. The series, though not extensive, spans Fox's post-graduation professional career and complements Series 2 (Publishing and Manuscripts), Series 4 (Radio and Television Scripts) and Series 5 (Professional Activities). The series is particularly valuable in illustrating Fox's interaction with political or literary notables such as Lester B. Pearson, Keith Spicer, Keith Davey, Pierre Lortie and Farley Mowat. It also highlights his contacts and input at the higher levels of governmental decision-making especially with regard to issues and policies related to national unity and bi-culturalism.


This series is comprised of various addresses, speeches and talks given by Dr Fox over a twenty year period. It illustrates his roles as scholar, public figure and educator. The addresses underline Dr Fox's academic, teaching and political interests. Recurring themes deal with the concept of leadership, the relationship of the university to society and politics and the press.

Professional activities

This series documents Dr. Fox's professional activities outside his role as university teacher and administrator. It is comprised of records dealing with his participation in various conferences, symposia and seminars and his relationship with specific professional associations. Of particular note is his long standing association with the Canadian Political Science Association. The major portion of the series is related to his editorial duties with the McGraw-Hill Ryerson Series in Canadian Politics.


Records in this series relate to Cochrane’s publishing of books, articles and reviews. Included are manuscripts, correspondence, research notes, clippings, published reviews and off-prints. For his first major book, Thucydides and the Science of History (1929), there is only one file containing reviews, comments and some correspondence.

For his most renowned work, Christianity and Classical Culture (1940) there is no manuscript, although two sets of galley proofs have survived. There is some correspondence relating to the book and copies of numerous reviews, including some from important scholars such as George Grant, Arnaldo Momigliano, R.M. Henry, Shirley Jackson Case, W.H. Auden and Reinhold Neibuhr.


Records in this series document Cochrane’s role as an educator. Included are course outlines, exams annotated with Cochrane notes, assignments and reading lists.

The largest part of this series is made up of course lectures. Where identified, lectures for specific courses are arranged together. There are no complete runs of lectures but the courses represented include: 1st year Greek and Roman History, Constitutional and Political History of Rome, Interpretation of Greek History. There are a series of lectures on Roman history and another series on Roman law, religion and institutions, although no course was identified. Finally there are lectures for a course on Economics of Geography, clearly written by Cochrane, although it is uncertain when and where he would a have taught this course.

Graphic records

This series mainly contains photographs and negatives documenting the Cochrane family, especially the Cochrane children Mary Ann and Hugh David. Cochrane appears in a very few, however, there are photographs of Cochrane on a camping trip to Temagami with some other men as well as early photos of his sea voyage to England probably to attend Oxford.6


Unfortunately only a small amount of Cochrane’s correspondence survived.

There is very limited professional correspondence, some family correspondence from his wife and daughter and very routine correspondence relating to the University College men’s residence. There is also some correspondence and related documents sent to Mrs. Cochrane upon the death of her husband.

Most of the correspondence relates to his family’s involvement in the evacuation of children of Oxford University faculty to Canada during the 2nd World War. This was officially undertaken by the University of Toronto Women’s War Services Committee but the correspondence relates directly to the care of the children of G.N. Clark, Patience and Martin, who lived with the Cochrane family from 1940-1942. There is also some correspondence with family friends, the Bells of Oxford, who sent their children and grandchildren to Canada. Cochrane finally helped them to be placed with relatives in the United States.

Of some interest, and included in this series, is a copy of W.S. Milne’s letter to the President requesting an independent department for Ancient History, dated 1903 and attached is a copy of his lengthy justification. This item is filed at the end of the series.

Talks, essays and lectures

This series includes manuscripts, draft notes, research notes of formal talks and lectures as well as related correspondence and newspaper clippings. Of particular note are files related to his work on historian Carl Becker. Two copies of his lecture and several files of notes are preserved. As well, there are manuscripts and typescripts of four lectures on St. Augustine that Cochrane delivered at Yale University prior to his death in 1945 and were expected to be published. There is also a rough draft of a paper entitled Augustine’s City of God that may also have been part of this series.

Also filed at the end of this series is some correspondence and an annotated copy of the Yale lectures belonging to Hugh David Cochrane who had attempted to publish some of his father’s works.

Advisory Committee, Defence of Canada Regulations

During the 2nd World War, Cochrane was a member of the Defence of Canada Regulations, Advisory Committee to the Minister of Justice. The committee heard appeals from people interned under the Defence of Canada Regulations and made recommendations on the terms of release or continued imprisonment of the internee. Records include some general correspondence, background papers and notes. Most of the series are case files for individual appeals.

There are some 170 case files that minimally contain a copy of the memo sent from the committee to the Minister of Justice with decision and justification. Some files also contain police or RCMP reports, background briefings, transcripts of the hearing and other interviews, correspondence of witnesses and Cochrane’s notes.

Also included in this series are some documents and clippings about various communist and fascist groups such as the Communist Party of Canada and the German Bund of Canada. These groups were illegal in this period under the Defence of Canada Regulations and many of its members appeared before the Advisory Board. There is also an early manuscript and a typescript of the Memorandum on the Communist Party of Canada, co-authored by Cochrane and A.S. Simpson ca. 1942.

General files have been placed in B2003-0011/023, followed by files on the Memorandum. Case files, found in B2003-0011/021 and B2003-0011/022, were grouped in large brown envelopes, upon which Cochrane listed the names of the internees and recommended decision for each case. These groupings have been maintained and arranged chronologically. The front of each envelope has been preserved and filed at the beginning of each group. Case files within each group have been arranged alphabetically by surname.


This series contains notes taken by Cochrane on secondary source readings, mainly monographs and encyclopedia as well as notes from primary documents such as the writings of early Greek and Roman philosophers and historians. While some notes are simply summaries of texts, others are annotated with Cochrane’s own subjective comments and evaluations. These notes most certainly served as source material for lectures, addresses and publications. Since there are no early drafts of his two major books, Thucydides and the Science of History (1929), and Christianity and Classical Culture (1940), the notes give some sense of how Cochrane’s theses developed and what contemporary and past works influenced his thinking.

This material is the most voluminous series and files are arranged in various ways. Firstly, there are notes grouped by subject as identified by Cochrane and arranged by author within.

Secondly there are a series of notes on Roman History arranged by subject that often relate to subjects found in lectures (see Series 2) as well as a box of miscellaneous notes that may relate to the writing of Christianity and Culture. There are also 16 small notebooks on secondary source writings that relate to the broad subjects covered at the beginning of the series, a bibliographic card index arranged by subject, as well as four files of bibliographic lists. Finally, a selection of annotated books from Cochrane’s personal library has been preserved here for the value of the notes in the margins.


Prof. Ivey spoke regularly to groups, conferences, meetings, convocations and graduation dinners at both the university level and the high school level. He spoke to administrators, alumni, and students in both university and high school, and to high school and university level teachers as well as to the general public. The subject of these talks was centred frequently on his passion for the sciences, teaching and physics. Some of these addresses, like “A soupçon of science” were later published. The files in this series contain manuscripts of addresses as well as correspondence and notes. Of particular interest are files relating to his trips to England (1963-1964) ,China (1985), and to Caracas, Venezuela, Poland and New Zealand (1991).

Course notes

Course notes of Park's aunt, Mary Louise McLennan, in Educations, 1914-15, and later by her students in the London Country Council; Teachers' outlines for senior bible class which Parks taught; his course notes University of Toronto Schools (1916-1920), Upper Canada College (1921-1923); course and lab notes for University of Toronto undergraduate courses in Arts, in Medicine and post-graduate courses and internships in medicine in Toronto; course notes for post-doctoral course in medicine, London (1932-33), University of Freiburg (1933-34), and Harvard (1934-35).

McLennan, Mary Louise

Military records

Series consists of diaries, lectures, daily orders and training syllabi for his start with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps at Camps Niagara and Borden (1941-43).

Also includes personal file, circular letters, hospital routines and notices and material for a course in tropical medicine while Director of Medical Services for the Canadian Army (1943-1945).


Books picked up at the Sanderbusch Naval Hospital, Germany, 1945

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