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General files

Series consists of more than 16 000 letters received by Henri Nouwen between 1964 and 1997. Some files include photographs and other printed material sent to Nouwen as enclosures. In some instances, a copy of Nouwen's typed letter of reply is also included in the file.

Teaching

Prof. Russell taught several courses in political science at both the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Toronto beginning with his appointment as lecturer in 1958. Additionally, he taught courses outside the University at institutions such as the Royal Canadian Air Force College (1964-1968) and Makerere University College in Uganda, as well as through the Learning to Live in Retirement courses. This series contains correspondence with students as well as lecture notes, course outlines, reading lists, and correspondence with University administration and co-instructors such as Bob Rae. Of particular interest may be POL 299Y, a research directed seminar conducted in 1995-1996 relating to Prof. Russell’s research on the Mabo case for his book Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonialism (2006).

Press

Series consists of Prof. Russell’s commentary and appearances in the media. Material includes opinion pieces, editorials, and responses to a number of national issues including the prorogation of Parliament (2008-2009), minority governments, nuclearization, the long-gun registry, and judicial appointments. Series also includes records related to interviews given on television and radio in both Canada and Australia.

Associations for Retired Academics and Librarians

Series consists of records documenting Prof. Russell’s work with two organizations presented in the following sub-series: The College of Universities Retiree Association and Canada (CURAC) (Sub-series 10.1) and the Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto (RALUT) (Sub-series 10.2). Please see sub-series descriptions for additional detail.

Books

In addition to publishing in academic journals and within the press, Prof. Russell has also authored and edited numerous books, beginning in 1965 with the publication of Leading Constitutional Decisions. Written primarily for the lay person requiring access to leading judicial decisions on the B.N.A. Act, this first book established Prof. Russell’s reputation as a leading expert in Canadian constitutional development. This series also includes later publications such as the 2006 book, Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonialism (2006), and Canada’s Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests (2017). This series contains manuscripts, correspondence, and notes for twenty-one of these publications, in addition to correspondence to and from publishers.

Articles, reviews, published addresses and referee comments

This series contains records documenting Prof. Russell’s extensive production of both published and unpublished works including articles, papers, reviews, informal talks and addresses. Published articles were produced primarily for scholarly journals and document his specialized knowledge on Canada’s Supreme Court, the Charter of Rights and Canadian constitution, aboriginal rights both in Canada and Australia, commentaries for national media such as the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Talks and addresses from accession B2005-0001 include his speeches on receiving honorary degrees at University of Guelph (1998) and University of Toronto (2001) as well as invited talks to private business such as the Canadian Club, Royal Trust, Toronto Club, as well as universities and other academic institutions in Canada and abroad.

Also included are his commentaries as referee for various manuscripts submitted by other writers for publication. Files predominantly contain drafts of manuscripts, notes, and correspondence, as well as photocopies of related materials.

Research

This series contains files relating to grant applications and research materials produced for some of the books and other publications Prof. Russell has undertaken.

Included are files relating to research funding for Supreme Court of Canada, Canadian judicial system, constitutional politics in Canada and Australia, as well as various subject files containing notes, correspondence, statistical data, and press clippings. Among the areas of research are the Sudan, judicial appointments and independence, Australian judge, Walter Murphy, Pierre Trudeau, books such as The Administration of Justice in Uganda: Some Problems and Proposals, Constitutional Odyssey and Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonialism.

Photographs

This series contains photographs documenting some of Peter Russell’s activities while participating mainly in academic and professional functions. Most are informal colour snapshots taken while at academic conferences and meetings, as well as in social situations with colleagues and students. Activities documented include trips to China, his class of students for POL 299Y, CBA meeting in Yellowknife and receiving awards and honorary degrees from University of Calgary and University of Toronto. Most photographs were either taken by or with Prof. Russell’s camera or sent to him by friends and colleagues. A small album of 17 photographs compiled by Prof. Russell documents his activities primarily in the 1980s.

Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy

Series consists of material documenting Prof. Russell’s activity within the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy. From 2001 to 2003, Russell served as Chair of the organization and, in 2017, he continues his participation on the Board of Directors. Material documents a range of functions within these roles including surveys of members, event planning, and the activities of the Statue Committee. Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, planning documentation and reports.

University of Toronto Faculty Association

Series consists of records documenting Prof. Russell’s involvement with the University of Toronto Faculty Association where he served on multiple committees. Records document constitutional reviews, various negotiations with the UofT, discussions regarding mandatory retirement and the activity of the Executive Council. Files include meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, notes and background material, and memorandum.

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.

Professional activities and addresses

Files included from accession B2005-0001 within this series document Prof. Russell’s activities in various conferences and associations both nationally and internationally. Prof. Russell’s level of involvement ranged from regular membership activities to participating in various committees, presenting papers, and conference planning. He was also the subject of “Ideas in Action: a conference (essays) on politics and law in honour of Peter Russell” sponsored by Innis College, University of Toronto in 1996. Also documented in this series is Prof. Russell’s involvement with the Royal Society of Canada, primarily as Co-Foreign Secretary from 1996-2001, and as President of the Canadian Political Science Association during 1990 and 1991. Files contain correspondence, notes, minutes of meetings, manuscripts of papers, reports, and other material.

Files included in this series from the accession B2017-0006 and B2019-0008 document Prof. Russell’s professional activity, primarily representing addresses and presentations given. These cover a period from the mid-1990s to the late 2010s. The series also documents some administrative functions including conference organization.

Personal and biographical

Files in accession B2005-0001 contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues received by Prof. Russell over more than four decades. Unlike the other series of correspondence described below, the contents of letters, cards and notes is more familiar and personal in nature and generally deals with non-professional activities such as trips, seasonal greetings, family matters, neighborhood and church activities, activities of friends and colleagues. Early correspondence discusses his appointment to the University of Toronto as lecturer (1958) correspondence with Oxford University regarding the M.A. exams, and appointment as assistant professor (1965). Some copies of Prof. Russell’s replies are included with incoming letters. Topics among the subject files include the Bathurst/St. Clair Task Force, Hillcrest Neighborhood Resources, Ontario Liberal Association, University Settlement, and Wychwood Park.

Files in accessions B2017-0006 and B2019-0008 contain records related to the personal life of Prof. Russell. Material covers awards received, family vacation property (Minnicog Company of Jarvises), family reunions, memorial addresses and services for colleagues, personal essays, and a convocation address.

Correspondence – General

This major series within the fonds documents Prof. Russell’s academic career at the University of Toronto. Correspondence consists mainly of incoming letters from University of Toronto faculty, colleagues, judges, provincial and federal politicians, editors, students, and friends, discussing mostly professional and academic activities relating to teaching, research and publications. This series begins during his period as Associate Professor in the Department of Political Economy and includes correspondence relating to his such activities as research fellowship at Harvard University, acting principal and later principal of Innis College, visiting professorship at Makerere University in Uganda, visiting fellowships at Osgoode Hall, York University, Australian National University, and European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy. Correspondents include Bob Rae, Martin Friedland, Stefan Dupré, James Lorimer, Meric Gertler, and Justice D.C. McDonald.

This series also includes some correspondence relating to Prof. Russell’s role as director of research for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Certain Activities of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, (McDonald Commission). This commission was established in 1977 following allegations of crimes by the RCMP Security Service.

Correspondence – Individuals

This series relates closely to Series 3, but reflects the original arrangement of the personal records of Prof. Russell. This series consists of two subseries: correspondence in separate files by name of correspondent and letters of reference for former students and colleagues both nationally and internationally. Correspondents include, among others, Donald Smiley, Peter Jull, Eugene Forsey, Ian Greene, Justice D.C. McDonald, Ann Rees, Denis Stairs, James Thomson, James Tully, and Frances Widdowson.

Early education

In 1955, Peter Russell entered Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar (Ontario). This series contains only class notebooks compiled by Prof. Russell while a student in the Bachelor of Arts programme between 1955-1957. Notes are mainly relating to course in political theory, labour and industrial relations.

Consulting and public service

In addition to his academic responsibilities at the University of Toronto, Prof. Russell was in demand for his expertise and advice in a number of areas, particularly surrounding aboriginal rights. Sub-series 5.1 (Subject files and correspondence) documents Prof. Russell’s consultation work in a number of areas and with a range of organizations, governmental bodies and initiatives. Five individual initiatives are represented in the remaining sub-series:
5.2: Dene Southern Support Group
5.3: Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
5.4: Ipperwash Inquiry
5.5: Deh Cho Files
5.6: Nepal

See sub-series descriptions for additional detail.

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

This series documents Dr. Mastromatteo’s activities within the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, which mainly included studying and establishing threshold limit values (TLV) for hazardous workplace materials.

Record types include notes, drafts, papers, correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda.

Legal case files

This series documents legal cases Dr. Mastromatteo was involved in, usually in the form of providing testimony as an expert witness. All of the cases in this series are related to workplace illnesses and injuries.

Record types include reports, medical records, correspondence, papers, transcripts, court documents and notes.

Memorabilia

Series contains three-dimensional memorabilia objects, including three glass plate negatives from Kathleen Parlow's time in Petersburg; three framed photographs of Parlow's parents[?]; two metal stamps of Parlow with her violin; two framed photographs of Parlow (one as a young child); the National Award in Music medal from the University of Alberta; a family photo album, including a family tree; and an Edison cylinder record of Parlow playing Nocturne, Op. 9, no. 2 in E-flat Major by Chopin (recorded 1913).

The photographs included in the family album are listed at the front of the album and transcribed here: 1 - Uncle James Hamilton; 2 and 3 - Mr. and Mrs. Allan (St. John); 4 - Mrs. Taylor (Allan's daughter); 5 - Nell (Allan's granddaughter); 6 - James Allen; 7 - Sisters Allen; 8 - Mr. and Mrs. Ross; 9 - Mary Jane Sterling (mother's cousin); 10 and 11 - Mr. or Dr. and Mrs. Cooper; 12 and 13 - Estabrooks and sister; 14 and 15 - "The two Miss Guns"; 16 - Uncle Sam; 17 - Uncle Johnie; 18 - Miss. Everitt; 19 - Cousin George; 20 and 21 - Rev. and Mrs. Harvey; 21 - Annie Howe (niece of Uncle Sam's); 22 - Edgar Thompson; 23 and 24 - Deacon and Mrs. Conolly (cousin); 25 and 26 - Mr. and Mrs. Merritt; 27 - Major Hartley; 28 - Mrs. Twee[...?] (minister's wife); 29 - Mr. Good; 30 - Rev. Blakeney; 31 - Mrs. Jones; 32 - Baby Estabrooks; 33 - Mr. Taylor; 34 - Nell Taylor; 35 - Boardman Wheeler; 36 - James Hamilton (uncle); 37 - Cousin George; 38 - Minnie Wheeler; 39 and 40 - Father and Mother; 41 - Miss. Conolly; 42 - Mr. Broderick (Auntie Hamilton's brother-in-law); 43 and 44 - Mr. and Mrs. James Wheeler; 45 and 46 - Mr. and Mrs. Roberts; 47 - another Miss. Conolly; 48 - Nellie Allan; 49 - Dr. Broderick.

Personal Records

Series includes various records collected, created, or maintained by Parlow throughout her personal life. Records include dinner menus and programs from events, promotional materials, financial and legal information, obituaries, passports, drivers' licenses, calendar, newspaper or magazine articles by Parlow, professional papers, and obituaries.

Press Records

Series contains material from newspapers and magazines which relate to Kathleen Parlow, her students, and articles written by Parlow. Articles may be cut out, contained in their complete original source, or in scrapbooks. There are also quite a few articles that have been transcribed by hand, in some cases translated from the original language. Some are also typed. Additionally, there is a whole scrap book of articles about her students, and several loose articles about her students, specifically, Gisele MacKenzie (LaFleche).

Concert programmes

Series contains concert programmes dated from 1939-1958. Programmes reflect performances from Kathleen Parlow as well as the performances of the South Mountain String Quartet, Parlow String Quartet, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Trio, and many of other performers. Concert programmes are from a variety of locations world wide including the United States, England, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Poland, and many other locations. Programmes are in black and white and colour. Some programmes have gold gilt edges as well as other visually interesting features.

Sheet Music

Series contains sheet music created and/or accumulated by Kathleen Parlow.

Daybooks

Series consists of Kathleen Parlow's diaries for each year from 1905 until 1960, with the exception of 1924, 1927, and 1955-1957.

Photographs

Series contains photographs collected, maintained, and/or accumulated by Kathleen Parlow. Photographs depict Kathleen Parlow's life, musical career (including photographs of the Parlow String Quartet), and travels to various places including Hawaii and Asia. Also includes photographs of various individuals including but not limited to: Kathleen Parlow; Minnie Parlow; Leopold Auer; Thomas Edison; Arthur Hinton; Harold Bauer; Samuel Gilbert Colt; Willen Willeke; Johan Halvorsen; Henry Scheadieck; Erich Wolff; Ernesto Consolo; Wanda De Stein; Mischa Elman; Marie Hall; and, Jascha Heifetz.

Postmortem documents

Series contains letters from Robert Aitken and Herbert Deutsch (of Hoftrsa University) to Myron Schaeffer's wife, Lilein Schaeffer, and two obituaries, including one written by Ann Osborn in The Muse.

Lectures, articles, and books

Series consists of drafts, notes, and correspondence for articles, lectures, and a book outline on electronic music by Myron Schaeffer, which were written during his tenure as director of the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio (UTEMS).

Compositions

File contains scores, notes, and scripts for electronic music compositions by Myron Schaeffer.

Programs and reviews

Series consists of programs, program notes, and reviews of concerts involving Gustav Ciamaga and/or his music, predominantly at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and Brandeis University. The file also includes articles and a copy of the trial proceedings for a plagiarism trial that Ciamaga testified in, and the program for the "In Memory of Gustav" concert that the Faculty of Music presented on November 4, 2012, featuring the music of Ciamaga and his colleagues. The three PDF files included are a copy of the in memoriam for Gustav Ciamaga written by Dennis Patrick for the CMC Notations newsletter (Winter 2012); a digital copy of the program for the "In Memory of Gustav" concert; and a digital copy of the program for Ciamaga's memorial service.

Lectures

Series consists of notes for lectures, memorials, and citations, written and presented by Gustav Ciamaga.

Correspondence and memorabilia

Series consists of Gustav Ciamaga's personal correspondence with other composers and musicians, family members, researchers, and engineers, as well as miscellaneous memorabilia, including certificates and photographs.

Correspondence and programs

Series consists of correspondence with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canadian Music Centre (CMC), Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, performers, representatives of performing organizations, friends, and colleagues. The series also contains programs, Polish community activities, press notices and reviews, and notebooks and journals.

Compositions

Series consists of manuscript music and scores for Buczynski's radio music and children's pieces.

Records relating to member organizations, commissions and committees

Series consists of records, 1970-2009, including minutes, correspondence, constitutions, reports, recognition forms, resource material and other records generated by member organizations, commissions, clubs and committees, as well as files of the VUSAC President; bodies include the Bob Revue, Acta Victoriana, Athletic Union, Pub Board, Budget Review Committee, Publications Management Board, Wymilwood House Committee, and Productions Commission (overseeing theatre and other shows).

Teaching materials

Series consists of examination papers set, lecture notes, and student papers from Kenins's time at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

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