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University of Toronto Libraries. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library)

This accession of records from the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library) contains annual reports (ca. 2003-2013), event, lecture and exhibit files (ca. 1970s-2011) and Friends of the Fisher Steering Committee minutes (ca. 1985-2015). It also contains photographs that primarily document the many receptions and events held in the McLean Hunter Room from the buildings opening in 1973 to 1996. It also Includes images of the buildings and space occupied by the Department as well as photographs of staff.

Patterson 1993 accession

Manuscripts, publications, notes, and correspondence relating to the activities of Professor Patterson in his capacity as an aeronautical engineer in England, Australia and as Director of the Institute for Aeronautical Studies at the University of Toronto.

Patterson 1995 accession

Correspondence, certificates, contracts, addresses, drafts of articles and books (including audiotapes), and photoprints documenting the activities of Gordon Neil Patterson, founder and first director of the Institute for Aerospace Studies at the University of Toronto.

Sidney Smith Personal Papers

Personal records of Sidney Earle Smith, President of the University from 1945 to 1957. Includes speeches, addresses, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings and files created while Minister of External Affairs, 1957-1959. Also includes photos of various events and ceremonies on campus while Smith was President.

Cody Family 1986 accession

Copies of "The Jubilee Volume of Wycliffe College" (1927) and the 1937 edition of same, with the following material tipped or laid in: correspondence, photoprints, press clippings, articles, photographs, programmes and Grip cartoons from the 1870s featuring individuals associated with Wycliffe College, including Daniel Wilson; presentation copies of the 1939 and 1943 Falconer Lectures given by Earl Baldwin of Bewdley and Lord Hailey.

Madawaska Club 1974 accession

Consists of annual meetings and reports, charter and bylaws, shares and finances, land and titles records, transportation and maintenance, committee records; historical notes and club history, 1948. Photoprints and negatives of club activities at Go Home Bay; negatives showing maps of Go Home Bay and surrounding areas contained in albums. Photoalbums were compiled and maintained by Professors C.A. Chant, G.R. Anderson and Grant Robertson.

Brown 2008 accession

Three black-and-white photographs:
-Modern Language Club of University College, 1920-1921, including Harcourt Brown and his future wife, Dorothy Stacey;
-The Varsity staff, 1921-1922 (Brown was 'dramatic editor, spring [term]');
-The Corning Conference at the Corning Glass Center, Corning, New York, 17-19 May 1951.

All photos are fully captioned.

Bliss Carman Papers

Collection of printed works with extensive manuscript revisions, partly in author's hand, and 48 photos of actresses in costume as characters from Daughters of Dawn; miscellaneous photos of Bliss Carman and others.

Carman, William Bliss

Coates 1975 accession

Correspondence, notes, notebooks, sketchbooks, sketches, designs for stage sets, costume designs, photoprints and photonegatives, scrapbooks documenting the artistic lives of Frederick Coates and his wife, Louise Brown. Coates was an instructor in modelling in the Department/School of Architecture and, in 1922-1923 and from 1930-1935 artistic director of Hart House Theatre. They were both involved in the arts and crafts movement and central to their lives was their house, "Sherwood". The photographs include images of Frederick's family, his military service in World War I, dance, and his work in the reconstruction of the faces of maimed soldiers, his studio and their house, and models of buildings.

Coates 1st 1997 accession

Photographs and art work documenting the work of Frederick Coates and his wife, Louise Brown, including photos of Coates sculpting, the building of their home "Sherwood", and scenes of Hart House theatre plays including 2 taken by Allan Sangster. Also included are water colours of costume designs.

J. Edward Chamberlin Papers

Includes Lorna Goodison material such as drafts, proofs and notes for From Harvey River; early drafts of ‘Supplying Salt and Light/Oracabessa’; Travelling Mercies; By Love Possessed; drafts for unpublished ‘The Book of Amber’; Controlling the Silver; personal and professional correspondence, including Rex Nettleford, Derek Walcott and others; ink doodles and drawings within texts; appearances; photographs; “Run of poetry by Canadian Poets (each illustrated) in Saturday Night, January 1989 – January 1995. Poetry editor J. Edward Chamberlin”; and various other material related to the lives and work of Lorna Goodison and J. Edward Chamberlin

Chamberlin, J. Edward

Luckyj 1995 accession

Correspondence, notes, reports, manuscripts, press clippings, interviews, and photoprints documenting the career of George S. N. Luckyj as a professor in and chair of the Department of Slavic Studies at the University of Toronto. Included is a comprehensive account of the controversy over the establishment of the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto (1979-1980). Also present are Professor Luckyj's diaries, his memoirs (1987), and the memoirs of his paternal grandfather (1942) and his mother (1970).

Luckyj 2000 accession

This accession consists of personal and family correspondence; letters of Ostop Lutsky from the Golog; correspondence and reviews relating to his publications, including publication projects with Kiev; course notes and MA thesis; notebooks; family photographs (1900-1994); photographs taken in Kosiv (1931-1936) and of the British Army in Germany (1945-1947); photographs for Professor Luckyj's memoirs; postcard designed by him; and three audio cassette tapes of Luckyj 'end of year reflections' (1980, 1983) and one tape discussing the making of the 'Ukrainian Encyclopedia'.

University of Toronto. Department of Alumni Affairs

Lists and correspondence relating to University College classes (1921-1961); minutes and miscellaneous records regarding the University College alumnae and alumni associations (1932-1970); records of other alumni associations (1957-1970); minutes, briefs and reports of the President's Long Range Planning Committee on Alumni Affairs (1968-1971); correspondence, applications and lists relating to scholarships and loans, particularly War Memorial Scholarships (1931-1971); correspondence and reports relating to Branch Alumni Associations (1925-1970), University of Toronto Alumni Association (1927-1971) and Alumni House; general files (1936-1970); correspondence, publicity and minutes relating to Homecomings and Spring Reunions (1951-1971); miscellaneous printed material (ca. 1914-1966) and photographs.

University of Toronto. Department of Industrial Engineering

Correspondence, reports, statements, etc relating to curriculum development (1965-1972); NRC Scholarship applications for Undergraduates in Industrial Engineering (1966-1969); lists of 4th year thesis students including names of students and topic (1965-1972); enrollment applications and statistics for undergraduates in industrial engineering; recommendations for summer employment for undergraduates and for fellowships, (1961-1970); photoprints of students (1968-1969).

University of Toronto. Department of Athletics and Physical Education (Women)

Administrative records of: Women's Athletic Association 1905-1977; Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Union 1921-1971; Ontario Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Association 1969-1978; Canadian Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Union 1967-1978. Includes minutes, reports, correspondence, agenda, financial records, contitutions, clippings.
Photographs of the Benson Building and one image of Agnes Elsie Marie Parkes.

University of Toronto. Engineering Alumni Association

This accession contains one small copy print of the Engineering Society Executive from 1898-99; video tape recordings of the Engineering Alumni and Awards Ceremonies for the years 1989, 1993, 1995-1997; one tape of engineering student production, Skule Nite, for the year 1996. There is also 1 film clip (34 secs) promoting the Engineering Open House, dated in the late 1970s.

Stacey 2008 accession

Consists of photographs of C. P. Stacey taken in the 1930s; scrapbook documenting the reviews of, public reaction to, and addresses delivered by C.P. Stacey in relation to his book, 'A very double life: The private world of Mackenzie King'; certificate of appreciation, letter to, obituary, and letter of condolence to his widow.

Clark family 1991 accession

Correspondence, course and laboratory notes, programmes, maps and photoprints documenting the academic and extra-curricular activities of William Herbert David Clark (BASc 1924) and Harriet Anna Laura Clark (BA 1935) while students at the University of Toronto in electrical engineering and household economics respectively, and memorabilia relating to the Class of 1895, Faculty of Arts that belonged to their father, Herbert. Included also are William's files on the Overseas Education League and on Thomas Richardson Loudon.

Wrong Family 1980 accession

Photographs of members of the Wrong family including George M., E.Murray, Harold V. and H. Hume, in activities relating to their education at Upper Canada College, the University of Toronto, and to Harold's military training during the First World War. There is also a photo of the Wycliffe College students, 1885-1886.

Wrong Family 2003 accession

This accession consists of Professor Wrong's professional correspondence with fellow historians, and with politicians of the day such as Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Robert Borden, MacKenzie King; and others. Also included are the manuscripts of some of G. M. Wrong's essays and books, concerning Canadian and Commonwealth history. 19th century documents relating to the Nairne family and collected by Wrong during his writing of "A Canadian manor and its seigneurs" were donated to the University Library in 1938 and bear the Library’s stamp.

This accession also contains some records relating to the Armstrong and Wrong families including postcards collected during trips overseas to Europe, England, China and Japan, photographs and family histories by G. M.Wrong ca 1938-1948 and by Dr. Norman Wrong in the 1970’s and donated in 1975. Family correspondence is limited to primarily the photocopied letters of Prof. Wrong to his son, Murray from 1908 to 1924.

Huntsman 1988 accession

Accession of correspondence, minutes, notes, manuscripts and reports on the study of (primarily salmon) fishery management and migration. Also includes files on the Biological Board of Canada, and the Ontario Fisheries Research Committee. Photographs, in chronological order, document the study of fishery management and migration including: fishing locations at the Margaree and Moses Rivers as well as other lakes and falls in the Maritimes; migration of various types of fish including sturgeon, trout and salmon; marine biologists laying salmon traps; construction of Round lake Dam; and several images unidentified.

Galbraith 2nd 1987 accession

Glass plate negatives and lantern slides depicting the investigation headed by Galbraith into the 1907 Quebec Bridge disaster.

Frances Dafoe Papers

Includes original colour sketches of costume designs, costume notes, scripts, photographs of designs and cutting instructions for costumes designed by Frances Dafoe, including for CBC programmes such as ‘Come By the Hills’, ‘Wayne and Shuster’; Charlottetown Festival Shows [Charlottetown, PEI], including ‘Mary’, ‘Paradise Hill’, ‘Life Can be Like Wow!’, ‘Aimee’, ‘Rowdyman’, ‘Swing’, ‘Ballade’, ‘Turvey’ (‘Private Turvey’s War’), ‘Sunshine Town’, costumes for the film ‘The Magic Show—starring Doug Henning’, with inscribed poster; Expo ‘67 – Pepsi; CNE Grandstand Show 1968 [Sea to Sea: The Iron Miracle]; ‘Rodeo’ – The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 1973; General Motors dealers show at the O’Keefe Centre 1968; Ice Princess: the Tai Babilonia Story [final title: ‘On Thin Ice: the Tai Babilonia Story’ 1990, film about Olympic figure skaters pair Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner], some correspondence and other material related to the life and work of Frances Dafoe

Dafoe, Frances Helen

George Whipple Papers

Includes correspondence with other writers; material from the launch of Swim Class at St. Thomas’ Church, Toronto, Ontario; Passing Through Eden; small album of original drawings by George Whipple

Whipple, George

Bruce Whiteman Papers

Includes poetry submissions, manuscripts, book reviews, short prose pieces, journals, notes, drafts, photographs and other material related to his life and work as writer, librarian and musician.

Whiteman, Bruce

Bata Shoe Company Papers

Includes corporate files from the Canadian Bata Shoe Company (including correspondence;legal and financial records; product development, marketing and promotional files; technical and production-related files, and human resources files). The bulk of the material was created by the Canadian Bata company, however many records relate to several of the organization’s international outposts, including companies headed in Africa, India, Asia and Europe. The collection also includes press clippings and other publications
about the Bata Company and its historical significance. There
are also a
small number of Bata
family records, primarily for
Thomas J.
Bata
(1914

2008),
Sonja I. Bata,
Tomáš Baťa
(1876

1932)
and Marie Bata
.

Bata Shoe Company

William Arthur Deacon Papers

Collection of personal & business correspondence with authors,publishers, organizations, readers; minutes of the Canadian Authors Assoc.; manuscripts and typescripts of his writings and lectures as well as galleys and publicity for his books; clippings and scrapbooks of his columns and articles in the Globe & Mail and Saturday Night; 976 photographs of Canadian and international authors.

Deacon, William Arthur

William Arthur Deacon Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence sent and received by William Arthur Deacon on literary subjects, particularly in
regards to Canadian literature. Passive correspondence and carbon copies of active correspondence with authors, publishers, organizations and readers relates primarily to the professional activities of William Arthur Deacon, including the reviews he wrote for Saturday Night and The Mail and Empire (amalgamated as The Globe and Mail); his participation within literary organizations such as the Canadian Authors’ Association (C.A.A.); publicity for his own books; biographical information and photographs of Canadian authors.

Deacon, William Arthur

Fraser Family 1997 accession

Records documenting various members of the Fraser family including:

  • Zahn Family Chronicle and other family history items;
  • William H. Fraser's lecture notes in Spanish 1892-1905;
  • some family correspondence mainly belonging to either Donald T. Fraser and Frieda Fraser including Frieda Fraser's correspondence with her aunt and cousin in Germany;
  • sketches and paintings by Frieda Fraser;
  • family photographs.
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