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University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services Subseries
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CD Howe project

Records relating to work for C.D. Howe on employment, employment cost resources, unemployment, productivity, and the interdependence of wages and prices in Canada and the U.S.

CNCP

Records relating to Wilson’s evidence on telecommunications regulation and competition for CNCP Telecommunications.

Discount rate case

Brief records relating to the Subcommittee of the Civil Rules Committee on the Discount Rate and Other Matters, in the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Hydro case

In 1985-1986 Wilson provided advice on the financial impact of Ontario Hydro’s plans for Southwestern Ontario, as submitted for environmental assessment. In 1990-1991, Wilson provided advice on the impact of the current federal sales tax system on Ontario Hydro’s input costs

Industry Canada

Records relating to work for Industry Canada on the market value of cellular telephony, personal communications services (PCS) and enhanced specialized mobile radio licenses (ESMR).

Metro case

Wilson’s support of Metro Toronto’s application to the CRTC to review recent and proposed increases in Local Channel Rates by Bell Canada.

Molson-Labatt case

Records relating to an agreement between Molson and Labatt on setting an advertising and promotional expenditures limit agreement

NutraSweet case

Records relating to Wilson’s retention by the Director of Investigation and Research to advise on a case before the Competition Tribunal on the aspartame market and matters between the Holland Sweetener Company and Tosoh Canada Limited. Wilson prepared reports and evidence on competition in the artificial sweetener market.

Power DirecTV

Advice provided on the economic effects of the introduction of Direct to Home satellite-based video in Canada.

Retail council

Report prepared for the Retail Council of Canada, relating to reducing Federal EI payroll taxes.

Samson Cree case

Records relating to Wilson’s advice to the Samson Cree of Alberta, relating to their opposition to the Canadian government’s handling of their trust moneys from oil revenues, and possible breach of Treaty No. 6 (Chief Victor Buffalo et al. v. Her Majesty the Queen et al.)

Telesat

Records relate to Wilson’s advice regarding Telesat’s application for Earth segment forbearance, as well as matters regarding competition, pricing and rates. Some records also relate to other companies represented elsewhere in this series, including Unitel.

Unitel case

Various work relating to competition in telecommunications, including competition in long distance services and price positioning.

Xerox

Small set of records relating to the Department of Justice and Xerox Canada Inc

Association of Canadian Orchestras

Ezra Schabas was appointed Chair of the Orchestra Openings/Mobility Committee of this Association in 1990. This committee publicizes vacant positions in symphony orchestras. Files in this subseries contain documents relating to the operation of the Association including minutes, correspondence, reports of the Orchestra Openings Committee, the Executive Committee, records relating to programmes, government relations and Orchestra study for the Canada Council.

Canada Council

During the 1980's Prof. Schabas held appointments to committees of the Canada Council: Advisory Arts Panel and Music and Opera Advisory Committee, 1981-1984; and from 1988 to 1993, the Music and Opera Advisory Committee. Included in this subseries are correspondence, copies of reports such as the "Festival Concert Society, Les Jeunesses musicales du Canada and the National Youth Orchestra" (1989), and Arts Grants jury.

International Clarinet Congress

While at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Prof. Schabas was Chair of the first Canadian conference of the International Clarinet Congress held in Toronto in 1978. Contained in this subseries are the administrative files for this Congress including correspondence with accompanists, routine enquiries, accommodations, and program. Also includes some photographs of accompanists and sessions.

Association of Colleges and Conservatories of Music

Prof. Schabas was a founding member and the first president of the ACCM from 1980-1984. This series contains files relating to its conferences in Toronto (1980), Banff (1981), Quebec (1982), and one file of general correspondence, notes,and reports (1982-1989).

Ontario Arts Council

Prof. Schabas has been involved with the Ontario Arts Council since the mid 1960's when he was commissioned to write a report on "Ontario Community Orchestras" (1966) which became a blueprint for developing 40 professional and amateur orchestras in Ontario. This series of correspondence, minutes, notes, and reports documents these activities. Included are records on the OAC's Advisory Committee on Touring which resulted in the report "Touring in Ontario" with David Silcox, William Wylie, and Reva Gerstein and led to the formation of the Council's Touring Office; and a copy of "Choral Music in Ontario" with Keith Bissell, which led to the formation of the Ontario Choral Federation, Ontario Youth Choir and annual province-wide 'Choirs in Contact'.

Harvard

Records in this sub-series document Dr. Farrar’s student days at Harvard College, 1893-1898. Records consist of course notes, exams and a certificate. Also included are programmes, invitations and correspondence from his fellow alumni.

Johns Hopkins

Sub-series pertains Dr. Farrar’s student activities at the Faculty of Medicine of John Hopkins University , 1898-1900. Records include lecture notes, exams, a certificate and alumni notices.

Photographs

Photographs include views of classmates at Allegheny College and Harvard University, fraternity and sorority group photos as well as one large composite of Harvard Students in which Dr. Farrar appears in the 5th row from the top, 12th from the right (/007P (02)).

For photographs, see box /003P (01)-(04), /005P (02), and /007P (02).

Photographs

Snapshots document the staff at Trenton Hospital, and includes images of Farrar with his first wife, Evelyn. There are two formal photographs of staff, one of which was taken at Dr. Felty’s Farewell Dinner in 1915. Names of the individuals are identified on the back of the photo. There are also two rolled photographs showing a graduation ceremony for nurses which could possibly have been at Trenton.

See Box /003P (10) and /007P (07)-(08).

RCMP files

In 2013, a researcher studying the Voice of Women requested the RCMP files of many of the women involved in the group, including Dr. Franklin. Redacted copies of the files were supplied by Library and Archives Canada and subsequently shared with Dr. Franklin. Subseries consists of 5 PDF files (577 pages) documenting the extensive file the RCMP kept on Dr. Franklin from 1949-1984. It is presumed that more recent records were withheld for privacy reasons.

Photographs

Subseries consists of various portraits taken of Dr. Franklin, including photographs of her sitting at her microscope. Subseries also includes a couple family photos.

China

Subseries consists of records relating to Dr. Franklin’s trip to China for the International Conference of Early Metallurgy, including background and planning material, correspondence, reports, articles, and notebooks. Subseries also contains booklets, postcards and related to various historical sites and artifacts in China.

Papers

Subseries consists of papers written by Dr. Franklin for academic journals, magazines and books on a wide range of subjects, including physics, materials science, engineering, pacifism, politics, technology, feminism and education. Also includes some editorials written for newspapers. A list of publications (1950-1980) can be found in file B2015-0005/034(06). Files consist primarily of final copies of articles, although a few files do contain drafts and correspondence.

Publishing activities

Subseries consists of records relating to Dr. Franklin’s publishing activities. Files include correspondence, requests for work, author agreements, reviews and other records relating to publishing books and articles, rather than the texts themselves.

The Ursula Franklin Reader

Subseries consists primarily of files assembled for the publication of the Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map (Between the Lines, 2006), with the help of Michelle Swenarchuk and Ruth Pincoe. The book includes edited articles and talks that appear elsewhere in this fonds, but these files have been retained as they illustrate the process of selecting and editing from a large body of work to create a condensed volume of Dr. Franklin’s ideas. Records include drafts, notes and correspondence for each chapter. The subseries also includes reviews of the book, as well as correspondence and photographs relating to a number of book launches.

Media coverage and interviews

Subseries consists of records documenting Dr. Franklin’s appearance in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and films. Records include press clippings, correspondence, interview transcripts, contracts, and advertising.

CBC programming

Subseries consists of documentation of Dr. Franklin’s involvement with CBC programming – in particular with CBC Ideas.

The first 6 files pertain to a CBC Ideas radio program on technology and democracy in Germany, produced by Max Allen. Preparations for the program began in 1974, and it was broadcast in 1978. The show discusses the issue of Beiufs Verbote, and the denial of employment and tenure to university teachers in Germany who were unwilling to partake in a loyalty oath. Ursula Franklin and Max Allen condensed 25 hours of German interviews by journalist Jurgen Hesse into five 1-hour programs. The German was translated by Ursula Franklin and the files contain texts in both German and English.

Subseries also includes transcripts for a number of other CBC Ideas shows, including Nuclear Peace (1982-1983), Cold War in Canada (1984), At Work in the Fields of the Bomb (1984), Telematics (1984), On the Northern Front (1985), New Ideas in Ecology and Economics (1986), Complexity and Management (1986), the Seven Deadly Sins (1989), and How the World Has Changed (2001).

Subseries also includes records relating to “Nuclear Dynamite,” a documentary on Project Plowshare for CBC’s “The Nature of Things”, including an interview transcript.

Massey Lectures: The Real World of Technology

Series consists of records relating to Dr. Franklin’s 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, The Real World of Technology, which was published by Anansi Press in 1992 (2nd edition, 1999). The bulk of the series documents Dr. Franklin’s preparation for the lectures, including notes and drafts. Records also include subject files and general resources on technology, promotional material for the lectures (including a poster), records relating to rights, lecture transcripts, proofs, and correspondence from individuals responding to the lectures.

General research files

Subseries consists of general research files that lack a definite connection to the particular roles/projects represented in the other subseries. These include references and experimental work related to the earliest occurrences of copper, experimental work on beads from the Negev and related correspondence with Prof. Oren of the University of the Negev. Also included are translations of Russian articles on copper finds in the Caucasus.

Ontario Research Foundation and the Royal Ontario Museum

Subseries consists of records pertaining to Dr. Franklin’s work with the Ontario Research Foundation (ORF), primarily for the Royal Ontario Museum. Dr. Franklin worked at the Ontario Research Foundation from 1951-1967, first as a Research Fellow and later as a Senior Research Scientist Her work there centered on the use of microscopic and x-ray data to reveal new information about museum objects. Records include data, micrographs, reports, papers, and correspondence. Papers and research pertain to dating museum objects by metallurgical means, Indian pigments, Chinese pigments and bronzes, and arrowheads.

Subseries also includes 2 photographs of the ORF staff, ca. 1954.

Chinese black mirrors

Subseries consists of records relating to Dr. Franklin’s research on Chinese black mirrors. Records include data, research, micrographs, reports, papers, manuscript drafts, and correspondence.

Collegium Archaeometricum

Subseries consists of records relating to The Collegium Archaeometricum, an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum engaged in teaching and research in archaeometry. Dr. Franklin served as the Director of the Collegium from 1980-1987. Records include correspondence and planning documents, seminar announcements, and meeting minutes.

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