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Bissell 1st 1984 accession

Personal records of Claude Bissell, consisting of correspondence, lecture notes, addresses, manuscripts, pamphlets, press clippings, postcards and photographs documenting his career as a professor of English, president of the University of Toronto, and a writer. His private correspondents include J. B. Bickersteth, Earle Birney, E. K. Brown, Morley Callaghan, Robertson Davies, Marshall McLuhan and Elsie May Pomeroy. «

Bissell 1988 accession

31 volumes of diaries and journals of Claude Thomas Bissell, covering the period from his third year as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto to the end of his presidency of the same university. No diary was kept for the period June, 1943 to August, 1945, during his military service during World War II with the Army in England and Northwest Europe. There are also no diaries for the years 1963-1965 in this accession.

Bissell 1993 accession

Correspondence, course notes, lecture notes, scrapbook, notes, manuscripts, articles, programs, photoprints, posters, and press clippings documenting the career of Claude Bissell as a student, a professor of English literature, and as an administrator, especially in his capacity as president of Carleton College (Ottawa) and the University of Toronto.

Land 1993 accession

Consists of correspondence, diaries, addresses, notes, minutes, reports, manuscripts, photoprints, a watercolour, a sketch and an architectural drawing documenting Dr. Land's career as a professor of and administrator in library science at the University of Toronto and as provincial librarian of Ontario.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Dentistry

  1. Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario records including official minutes of special and annual meetings of the Board (1868-1945), by-laws and constitution, scrapbook; records of the School of Dentistry including faculty council minutes (1908-1925), student information booklets (1908-1915), Students' instrument lists (1908-1925), student and licentiate registers, (1868-1925), examination questions (1907-1925), student registers(1868-1925), examination records, (1868-1915); examination summary sheets (1915-1925). Microfilm copy of Boxes 1 to 13 only (Royal College records.)
  2. Faculty of Dentistry records: Faculty Council minutes (1925-1970), Executive Committee of Faculty Council minutes (1923-1975), other committee minutes including Applications and Memorials/Admissions, Curriculum Committee, Endowment procurement committee, Essays committee, Graduate Studies Committee etc, Hospital Services Committee, Library Committee, Loans committee, Research committee, Awards Committee, Building committee, and others. Bound volumes : Account books, Calendars, Examination papers (1907-1959), Instrument lists (1908-1955).

University of Toronto. Faculty of Food Sciences

Records of the Faculty of Food Sciences (earlier Faculty of Household Science), consisting of historical files, administrative files, correspondence, examination results, calendars, student addresses and cumulative lists of graduates, student record cards, and student files. Not listed in the case file are additional administrative records, including material relating to the closure of the Faculty; see boxes for details

University of Toronto. Cinema Studies Institute

This accession contains Cinema Studies Institute Committee agenda and minutes, Innis College Council Academic Affairs Board minutes, Cinema Studies Institute Executive/Plenary Committee minutes, Cinema Studies Undergraduate Committee minutes, and Cinema Studies Governing Council minutes. The accession also includes material related to the annual Cinema Studies Retreat.

Gotlieb 2002 accession

Records in this accession document various aspects of Prof. Gotlieb’s career as a leading computer scientist. Most notably early correspondence, association files, publication files and research files document not only Gotlieb’s early work and contributions but shed light on the early development of computer technology in Canada, the emergence of computer scientists as a profession and their subject expertise as a discipline of academic study. Researchers wishing to study these early developments will find these records a rich source.

Several series in this accession document Gotlieb’s work in professional associations and these include Series IV Professional Associations and Series V Conference, Talks and Seminars as well as Series II Correspondence. These records would be useful to anyone researching these associations as well as the relationships among professional computer scientists.

This accession also contains records relating to Gotlieb’s wider social advocacy. For example, Series 9 has records relating to Science for Peace and several Jewish groups. Certain talks and events documented in Series V also give evidence to his active participation in advocacy groups and often, as is the case for many academics, the lines between his role as a scientist is intertwined with his role as a responsible citizen. Thus, researchers will note many of his talks deal with ethics, social responsibility, and consequences of technology.

This accession is only one of three held by the University Archives and therefore has large gaps in documentation. For most records relating to the early Computation Centre, acquisitions of computer hardware for the University of Toronto, and Gotlieb’s overall role in University administration researchers will need to consult B1988-0069. Teaching files in this newest accession document mainly courses in the 1970s and 1980s while the same series of records in B1988-0069 document the early courses developed and taught by Gotlieb. While this accession gives good documentation on Gotlieb’s role in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), much of his international work in organizations such as International Federation of Information Processing Societies (IFIP) and UNESCO is documented in B1988-0069. For records specifically on his involvement in the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology and with the Ontario Centre for Large Scale Computing, researchers need to consult accession B1994-0022.

Finally, this accession has several photographs of early computer installations at the University depicting technology that was unique to the world at that time. Included are images of the experimental computer UTEC that was being developed by Gotlieb, Dr. Josef Kates and Dr. Harvey Gellman in the late 1940s, as well at the FERUT (Ferranti Electronic computer) - the first electronic computer to be purchased anywhere. This was in 1952.

University of Toronto. Department of History of Art/Graduate Department of Art

This accession from the Department of History of Art/Graduate Department of Art contains annual budget and contract information, funds and donation reports, graduate program correspondence, OCGS appraisals, Chair's correspondence (Peter Brieger), lecture series material, and retired faculty HR/personnel files.

University of Toronto. Department of Sociology

Recorded lectures given as part of the "Ethnic and Race Relations" lecture series sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Immigration Studies Programme. Lecturers from the University of Toronto include Warren Kabach, Dennis Magill, Robert Harney, Douglas Campbell and Raymond Breton. Guest lecturers include Anthony Richmond and Jean Burnet of York University, Cornelius Jaenen of the University of Ottawa, Pierre van der Berghe of the University of Washington, Nathan Glazer of Harvard University, Don Taylor of McGill University, Helena Znaniecki Lopata of Loyola University of Chicago and Arnold Dashefsky of University of Connecticut.

University of Toronto. Advisory Committee on Faculty Housing Assistance

Final report of N. Barry Lyon Consultants Limited on "University of Toronto. Faculty Housing Assistance Study" dated November 1988. The study was commissioned by Alex Pathy, Vice-President, Business Affairs as part of the work of the Advisory Committee on Faculty Housing. The copy of this final report was owned by Prof. M. Trebilock, Faculty of Law and a member of the Advisory Committee.

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.

University of Toronto. Division of University Extension

Includes minutes of the Division (1907-1963) and Staff Committees (1955-1968); correspondence and subject files (1947-1973); printed material, notably lists of Extension Lectures (1914-1946), calendars and circulars; and two sound recordings of the Senate Committee on Extension (1971). Annual reports (1955-56, 1967-68)

University of Toronto. Office of the Registrar

General files include those relating to entrance requirements, conferences, convocations, celebrations, curricula, military education, and service (ca. 1875-1964); files relating to the work of the Senate and its boards and committees particularly concerning curricula and student records (ca. 1895- 1960); and files relating to the work of the faculties and faculty councils concerning curricula and student records (ca. 1892-1950).

University of Toronto. Office of the Registrar

Files relating to Commission on University Government (CUG), President's Committee to examine the whole university structure, Material on year-round operation, Presidential Advisory Committee on Student Housing, student activities, Matriculation Board files, President's Research Committee, Parts I to Part XVI; Subcommittee on Research and Planning, Parts I to XI; University-wide Committee proceedings and transcripts; Budget committee files (1966-1970); Administration of office of Vice-president and Registrar (1954-1970); Presidential Advisory Committee on Erindale and Scarborough (1966-1970); Presidential Advisory Committee on the status and future of Scarborough College; Presidential Advisory Search Committee to find headmaster for UTS.

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 1974 accession

Personal copies of books belonging to Dr. Henry John Cody:

  • Hardie, Martin and Warner Allen. "Our Italian Front", with the following material tipped in: a letter from Charles Hamilton Mitchell, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, who was associated with the authors in Italy with British military intelligence during World War I, with a black and white photoprint of himself.

  • Pepper, George Wharton. "Philadephia Lawyer: an autobiography", with scattered paragraphs marked for special attention and the following material tipped in: Convocation programme for the conferring by the U of T of the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) on Senator Pepper, and a press clipping reviewing a similar autobiography, "Confessions of an Un-common Attorney", by Reginald L. Hines.

Cody Family 1st 1979 accession

Correspondence, programmes, brochures, greeting cards, pamphlets, and sermons documenting the activities of Barbara Cody (Barbara Blackstock) and her husband, Rev. Henry John Cody.

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