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University of Toronto. Household Science Alumnae Association fonds

  • UTA 1890
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1982

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1980-0024: Correspondence, report, minutes of executive meetings, agreement, press clippings relating to the establishment of Alumnae Research Foundation and the phasing out of Household Science, Lillian Massey Treble will, and various publications. Alumni members at convocations and meetings; photographs of painted portraits of Lillian Massey Treble, and formal portraits of faculty, including Clara Benson and Annie Laird. Two hand weights used for exercises. Includes calendars of the victor School of Household Science, the Lillian Massey Norman Training School of Household Science and the Lillian Massey School of Household Science and Art (9 boxes 1901-1979)

B1988-0036: Photos of 80th Anniversary Celebration of the Association (1982)

University of Toronto. Household Science Alumnae Association

Clara Cynthia Benson fonds

  • UTA 1052
  • Fonds
  • [186-] - 1964

These personal records consist mainly of records documenting Clara Benson’s non-professional activities such as work with the Women’s Athletic Association of the University of Toronto, the YWCA and her relationship with family members and friends. The personal correspondence in Series 2 provides the most detailed information about her relationship with family, friends and activities. Letters from her parents and siblings provide an insight into her activities and progress at the University of Toronto during her undergraduate years. A few letters, however, will be found from colleagues at the university such as Prof. A.B. Macallum, Prof. Annie Laird and others.

Unfortunately documentation relating to her academic activities is limited to some correspondence and notes found in Series 5 relating to her efforts from 1920s onwards to have the Women’s Athletic Building built. Her early education in Port Hope is documented in the school books, essays and other records in Series 4. Series 4 also contains her framed diplomas for B.A. and Ph.D. No manuscripts of her publications, including her Ph D. thesis appear to have survived. The lecture notes in Series 7 do provide some indication of the content of her courses in food chemistry, and were probably used repeatedly, year after year.

Dr. Benson also recorded her travel and sightseeing activities both abroad and in Canada on film. Series 10 contains 50 rolls of 16mm film documenting her trips to Egypt (1926), England (1937 and late 1940’s and early 1950’s), South America (1939) and the United States (1939, 1948). Some of her leisure time, both while at the University of Toronto and after her retirement, was spent filming events and scenery in Toronto in general, and the University in particular, as well as her family at home in Port Hope.

Benson, Clara Cynthia

Berdee Elizabeth Cartwright fonds

  • UTA 1126
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1929

Course notes for first year course in interior design, Faculty of Household Science, illustrated; mimeographed examples of furniture design, and the April, 1929 final examination questions for the course.

Cartwright, Berdee Elizabeth

Constance Hamilton Townsend fonds

  • UTA 1835
  • Fonds
  • [190-] [before 1909]

A set of printed recipe and cookery pages from the Lillian Massey School of Household Science, used and annotated by Constance Hamilton Townsend.

Townsend, Constance Hamilton