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University of Toronto. University College Archives

This accession contains material collected by the University College Archives. Most of the records have been collected and donated over the course of the College's existence, and range from personal records of prominant faculty members (Barker Fairley, George Needler, John McCaul), and various University College deparments and committees, to more ephemeral and biographical reference material generally relating to the College. The accession also contains a large amount of photographs and sounds and moving images, as well as artifacts from the College.

Cody Family 1980 accession

Badges and medals awarded to Henry John Cody (1918, 1937, 1945); medals awarded to his wife, Barbara Blackstock Cody, with accompanying correspondence, certificates, press clippings.

Innis 2010 accession

Accession consists of the academic robe (doctorate) of Harold Adams Innis as well as the cap with tassel. Academic Robe is black with three dark blue velvet bands on the sleeves and velvet facing running down the front of the gown in the style of American academic gowns for doctoral degrees in philosophy. Monogram “H.A.I.” inside back collar. Black cloth academic cap with tassel size 7, with hand written label “Innis, H.A.” on inside.

Prof. Innis received his Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D) from the University of Chicago in 1920.

Halpenny 2000 accession

This accession documents Francess Halpenny’s activities as a student ; with the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II ; with amateur theatre groups ; as editor of the University of Toronto Press and the Dictionary of Canadian Biography ; as dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Library and Information Science ; and as member of numerous academic and professional groups. It also documents Dr. Halpenny’s involvement in promoting social sciences and humanities generally and Canadian Studies in particular ; the honours and awards received throughout her career.

The accession includes 12 series:
I) Education and personal activities ;
II) Theatre ;
III) Honours and Awards ;
IV) University of Toronto Press ;
V) Royal Canadian Air Force. Women’s Division ;
VI) Dictionary of Canadian Biography ;
VII) University of Toronto ;
VIII) Royal Society of Canada ;
IX) National Library of Canada ;
XI) Other professional activities ;
XI) Research and Publications ;
XII) Talks and Conferences.

Skilling 2012 accession

The material consists of the personal records of Professor Skilling and focuses primarily of Skilling’s academic work, and includes research notes and drafts of his doctoral thesis, The German-Czech National Conflict in Bohemia, 1779-1873, as well as notes and drafts supporting the revision of this thesis, which Skilling worked on for several years. There is also some correspondence with other scholars in the field of Eastern European studies, as well as publishers and editors.

The accession also contains some of Professor Skilling’s personal belongings and awards, such as medals, honorary degrees, and photographs and slides of his personal and professional life.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Nursing

Minutes and agenda of the following Faculty of Nursing Committees: Admission / Applications Committee (1970-1978, and 1999-2002); Admission and Awards (1970-1999); Awards Committee (1998-2000); Committee on Standing (1983-2003); Curriculum meeting (1971-2005); Faculty Council Committee (1975-1996, 1998-2000); Faculty of Nursing Executive Committee (1972-1991); Graduate Committee (1979-1999); Monograph Committee (1994-1998); and Staff Meeting (1955-1988). Also included are personnel files as well as some print materials and 2 boxes of artifacts (nursing uniforms).

Hart House Camera Club

This accession from Hart House contains a quilt made the the Crafts Club to commemorate the University of Toronto's 150th anniversary. The quilt is made of squares designed by various members of the university community. The quilt was put together by Janice Page. Also included in this accession is a copy of the minutes of the Craft Club initiating the sesquicentennial quilt project in order to provide context.

Wrong Family 2004 accession

Records of three generations of the Blake/Wrong families, including Margaret Blake (wife of Edward Blake), her daughter and son-in-law, Sophia and George Wrong, their children [Margaret (Marga), Murray, Hume, Harold and Agnes] and Gerald Edward Blake. George Wrong was professor of history at the University of Toronto; Margaret Wrong, a leader in the student Christian movement and missionary educator in Africa; Murray Wrong, Commonwealth historian at Oxford University; Hume Wrong, lecturer in history at the University of Toronto and later diplomat and specialist in Canadian-American relations; Harold Wrong and Gerald Blake, students who were killed in World War I; and Agnes Wrong Armstrong, a leader of the Junior League movement in Canada and the United States.

The records include diaries, certificates, correspondence, student papers, articles and poems, press clippings, photographs, and medals. Letters to and from the Wrong family members predominate, especially between George and Sophia and between them and their children. They document a wide range of family matters and the careers, activities, and ideas of the correspondents, along with letters of condolence and tributes on the deaths of some of them. Margaret Wrong’s files include the reports and letters she wrote while with the World Students’ Christian Federation and the International Committee of Christian Literature for Africa.

Huntsman 2005 accession

This accession consists of diaries, diplomas, research files (including fish scales), memoranda, minutes, notes, reports, photographs and, especially, correspondence, manuscripts and publications documenting Dr. Huntsman’s career as a marine biologist and an expert on the behaviour of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). The correspondence is primarily professional, centres on officials at the Biological (later Fisheries Research) Board of Canada, and colleagues (especially Thomas Goudge) at the University of Toronto and elsewhere, including Ralph W. Burhoe of the Institute on Religion in the Age of Science. There are files on numerous conferences, organizations such as the Ontario advisory committees on Lake Erie and Lake Huron fisheries, the Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Lunch Club at the University of Toronto. Dr. Huntsman’s writings are primarily from his post-retirement years and centre on issues relating to fisheries research, especially the movement of salmon, and critiques of evolution.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

Banners (5) produced by the University to commemorate the 175th Anniversary. Banners were displayed on street polls along high traffic areas of the Greater Toronto Area. Each banner contains image of an individual graduate: Margaret Atwood, Peter Gzowski, J. Robert Prichard, Vaira Vike-Freiberga and Deborah McGregor. Also includes accompanying brochure with biographies of alumni.
Banners designed by James Ireland Design and the marketing company Advocacy in Toronto.

University of Toronto. Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

This accession contains early records from the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences dealing particularly with eye pathology. Included are several textual records proposing the formation of an ophthalmology department and photographs of early eye pathology labs. There are also a large number of slides containing samples of eye pathologies. Some patient records are included.

Cody Family 1988 accession

Records of members of the Cody and Blackstock families, in particular Henry John Cody, his son Maurice Cody, and his second wife Barbara Blackstock Cody, but including some of her siblings and uncles. Included is correspondence (largely from ca. 1920-1950); records relating to World War I, including correspondence from soldiers at the Front, files on invalided soldiers, along with pamphlets, press clippings and related material; press clippings, pamphlets and correspondence relating to World War II; undergraduate course notes and prize books; lecture notes for courses in church history and related subjects given in Wycliffe College; other notebooks, numerous scrapbooks, and publications relating to education, religion (including the late nineteenth century conflict between the Protestants and the Roman Catholic Church), reconstruction, the temperance movement, and other topics of interest to Dr. Cody; poetry; photographs; artifacts.

Friedland 2008 accession

Further personal records of Martin Friedland, Professor Emeritus of Law, consisting of correspondence, certificates, appointment books, notes, teaching material and lecture notes, research notes, publications, minutes of meeting, photographs, and other material relating to personal and family activities, Faculty of Law and other University of Toronto activities; the promotion of his "University of Toronto: a history", the writing of an unpublished manuscript, his memoirs and a number of articles; his work as a consultant to government organizations and inquiries; and other professional activities, including the University of Toronto Press and the Osgoode Society.

Ham 2018 accession

Personal family correspondence including letters to James Ham (Jim) from family while a student at MIT; Jim's letters home to his parents from India in 1953; letters from Mary to Jim while Mary was in Finland, 1954 and Jim in Jamaica, 1954. There is also two versions of a trip journal by Jim for his trip to Europe in 1949. Also included is a ticket to Queen Elizabeth's Coronation in 1953.

University of Toronto. Office of the Bursar

Administrative, financial and legal files from the Bursars of King's College and University College, including Henry Boys, Joseph Wells, David Buchan, John Edward Berkeley Smith amd Ferdinand Albert Moure. Consists of accounts, advertised tender and sale, bank receipts, bonds, commission, correspondence, indenture, securities, and warrants. Includes publications (ca. 1822-1927), a plan of a subdidvision in the eastern part of Port Hope, original keys and an external view of University College before the fire of 1890..

Clark family 1994 accession

Records documenting the activities of two generations of the Clark family who attended the University of Toronto: Herbert Abraham and his children: William Herbert David, E. Ritchie, Harriet A.L. and
Martha (Mattie) Isabel. Included is William's correspondence regarding the University of Toronto Rowing Club; Harriet's correspondence relating to and drafts of writing assignments for the Varsity (1930-1934), and her course notes in Household Economics (1930-1932). Also student handbooks, programmes, greeting cards, song sheets, and a medal to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Class of 1934, Faculty of Arts.

Huntsman 1978 accession

Accession consists of correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, ca. 1600 sample fish scales, maps, articles, offprints, newspaper clippings dealing with Huntsman's research in fishing. Also includes publications, photoprints, photographic negatives, aerial photographs, scrapbooks and some slides.

University of Toronto. McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology

Consists of various administrative files including; policy statements and forms, human resources contracts, student files, budget information, student and faculty inquiries, yearly reviews and reports, program events, grant applications and general correspondence. The accession also consists of a large number of invoices and contracts. Many of the files appear to be from the desk of Derrick de Kerckhove, Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology from 1983 until 2008.

Ontario College of Pharmacists

Photoprints, magazines, brochures, certificates, documenting the Ontario College of Pharmacy. Arranged in the following series: Series I, Graduating Class and Class Sessions, 1986-1977; Series II, Class officers and officials, 1899-1925; Series III Committees and Council, 1911-1964; Series IV, Athletic Teams, 1896-1930; Series V Building and laboratories, 1910-1923; Series VI Miscellaneous photos including Niagara Apothecary, Niagara-on-the-Lake; Series VII Textual items relating to Niagara Apothecary and the OCP, 1871-1902; Series VIII Artifacts including medallions and decals, 1885-1912.

Land 1997 accession

These records document the activities of Brian Land as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto and as a librarian; as executive assistant (1963-1964) to Walter Gordon when, as Minister of Finance, he presented his first budget in the House of Commons in 1963; as a member of the executive of the Davenport-Dovercourt Liberal Association (Gordon’s constituency), and as advisor to and partial author of Gordon’s incomplete memoir, Pursuit of an ideal – Canadian independence. They also cover his involvement in the 1962 federal election (the subject of his MA thesis) that was published in 1965 as Eglinton: the election study of a federal constituency.

Skilling 2001 accession

Records documenting the history of the family of Harold Gordon Skilling, including his father, William Watt Skilling; his uncle, Ernest John Skilling; his brothers, William John, Andrew Douglas and Edward Donald; and his wife, Sara (Sally) Bright Skilling.

Sous-fonds I: Skilling family. The emphasis is on William Watt, a shoemaker who emigrated from England to Canada in 1907; on Ernest, who was a very active member of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; on Donald, who was killed in action during World War I, and on his brother, William, who was wounded but survived.

Sous-fonds II: Sara (Sally) Bright Skilling. The records focus on Sally’s education in the United States, her travels with Gordon in Eastern Europe in the 1960s, and on her love of entertaining. They document the crucial support, intellectual and otherwise, that she provided to Gordon as he pursued his career.

Sous-fonds III: Harold Gordon Skilling. The documentation here is primarily on Gordon’s education and early career and his later years as an expert on Russian and East European politics and on Czechoslovakia, in particular. An extensive combination of correspondence, journals, lectures, writings and photographs reveal much about Skilling’s ideas and his relationships with the principal figures in recent Czech history.

Skilling 2nd 2002 accession

Personal records of H. Gordon Skilling, consisting of: Masaryk medal awarded by the Czechoslovak Association of Canada, 1985; certificate, case and medallion relating to honorary degree awarded by Charles University, Prague, 1990; Komensky medal awarded by Komensky University, Bratislava, 1990; certificate and medal for the Order of the White Lion, Third Class, Czechoslovakia's highest honour for non-citizens, awarded by President Vaclav Havel on Professor Skilling's 80th birthday, 28 February 1992.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Information (iSchool). Inforum Library

This accession of records transferred from the Faculty of Information's Inforum Library contains the records of Winifred G. Barnstead, and document her work as the first Director of the Library School at the Ontario College of Education—the original incarnation of the Faculty of Information. The records document Barnstead's work in developing formalized training at the Library School during her tenure from 1928 to 1951. The records include correspondence with libraries and other library schools, UofT staff and faculty, drafts of manuscripts and articles written by Barnstead, School/Faculty informational bulletins, information on course programming and development, as well as some miscellaneous collected material relating generally to librarianship and library studies.

Farquharson 2012 accession

Records belonging to Dr. Ray Farquharson (1897-1965) document professional trips, meetings and awards. Included is correspondence, notes, agenda and memorabilia. Also included in this donation are records relating to Dr. Ray Farquharson collected by colleagues James Dauphinee and Bob Kerr and passed to the Farquharson family. Finally, there are a set of early letters belonging to Dr. Farquharson’s uncle, University of Toronto alumnus, Dr. Edgar Nesbitt Coutts (M.B. 1900). The letters mainly cover his time as part of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the First World War and afterwards in a Swiss sanatorium recovering from tuberculosis. Includes correspondence with Farquharson.

University of Toronto. Office of the President

Consists of administrative files of J.H. Sword, Special Assistant to the President (Institutional Relations) and administrative files of the Office of the President including correspondence, minutes, reports and accounts relating to university organization and administration, centres, colleges, faculties, institutes, programs, educational associations, governments and Ontario universities.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Medicine. Office of the Dean

Series I to V: Administrative files of Office of the Dean 1900-1969; Series VI: Joint Hospital Lists , 1969-1970; Series VII: Administrative files, Office of the Dean 1972-1977; Series VIII: Student Registers, 1892 - 1950; Series IX: Clippings ca 1922; Series XI: Letters and records, 1893-1906; Series XII: Records of clinical lectures (attendence), 1894-1906; Series XIII: Other including student registers (1891-1908), Meeting re curriculum and matriculation, 1923; Series XIV: Synapse includes also files relating to AMA Council on Medical Education, 1951-1960; cast for bronze plaque of Dr. J.J.R. Macleod, done by Emanuel Hahn, 1928 (broken, in pieces).

Coates 2nd 1997 accession

Notes, correspondence, memorial books and a will about Frederick and Louise Coates; photoprints, photo album, slides, scrapbook, sketchbook, greeting cards, 1 oil painting, medals, printing blocks, pottery, and a sculpture documenting their careers and artistic work.

Ham 2001 accession

Records consist of few pieces of personal correspondence mainly to Mary Ham related to the death of James Ham, mementos and one sound recording of the commemoration service for E.J. Pratt. Also includes to files on donations to scholarship funds made in Ham's
memory.

Ham 2002 accession

Records in this accession relate to several series established in B1997-0010, and include personal correspondence, clippings, memorabilia, notebooks and scrapbooks. Also includes many diplomas and honours, artifacts, slides and photographs. Of particular note is documentation relating to J.M. Ham's trip to India as a representative to the World University Services in 1953 as well as personal correspondence with family while a student at MIT in 1946-47.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

One video documents President Prichard's address at Spring Reunion on June 3, 2000. A CD containing photographs and a web presentation document the dedication of the Roy Oglesby Room at 21 King's College Circle. Two CDs document the University of Toronto 175th Banners. They contain portraits (Tif files) as well as images of each banner (PDF files). There are 136 people, mainly famous or accomplished alumni and faculty.
Three paper bags to commemorte President Prichard's farwell with cartoon on the side.

Stacey 1990 accession

This accession documents Stacey's personal life, his academic achivements as teacher and historian as well as his administrative duties within the Department of National Defence, Directorate of History. Includes correspondence, diaries and notebooks, addresses and lectures, manuscripts and publications, subject files, student papers, photographs, and personal memorabilia.

Stacey 2nd 1993 accession

Consists of correspondence of C.P. Stacey to his mother during World War II, sympathy cards, estate accounts and papers related to death of Mrs. Jennie (Pearl) Margaret Stacey, mother of C.P. Stacey (1964-1968); medals of C.P. Stacey; photos of C.P. Stacey at Oxford and Princeton: portrait (c1920-1950).

Stacey 2006 accession

Consists of convocation programmes for the awarding of honorary degrees to Vincent Massey (1947) and Francois Charles Archile Jeanneret (1951) and address by Massey on occasion of centenary of University College (1953); programme for the annual reunion dinner, University College, 1948; programme for the 'Science and Technology Studies Toronto 80' conference at the University of Toronto (1980); framed crest of the Royal Regiment of Canada, presented to C. P. Stacey (n.d.).