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Leslie Curry fonds

  • UTA 1189
  • Fonds
  • ca 1960-2008

This fonds contains only a small amount of the body of work produced by Prof. Curry during his more than thirty years as an academic and scholar specializing in the theoretical studies in economic geography. The fonds is arranged in three series. Series 1 Correspondence includes correspondence in chronological from his period teaching at the University of Maryland through his career at the University of Toronto as well as subject files. Series 2 Manuscripts is the largest series by volume and contains 25 files relating to both published and unpublished papers, representing less than 50% of his body of work. There is only one file relating to geography courses taught during his time at the University of Toronto. There are no records documenting his studies in England, the United States or New Zealand.

Curry, Leslie

Pasquale D'Antini fonds

  • UTA 1190
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1975

Correspondence and research materials of Pasquale D'Antini as employee of various Ontario government ministries and the Ontario Transportation Development Corporation. Projects include air bags for automobiles and other inventions relating to automobiles.

D'Antini, Pasquale

Rev. Charles Dade fonds

  • UTA 1191
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1830-1901; predominant 1830-1872

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings presumably collected by Rev. Charles Dade (b1803-d1872) former Mathematical Master at Upper Canada College (ca1829). Inside cover inscribed "C. Dade Toronto U. Canada 1835". Obituaries at front of volume. Clippings relate to events in Upper Canada, including U.C. College and education.

Dade, Charles, Reverend

Blake Marani Family fonds

  • UTA 1192
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1918

This small accession contains the following:

  • Letter from Gerald Blake at the front to his Uncle in 1915, a letter from his cousin Clara Benson to his mother regarding his death, 1916 and a telegram from informing the Blake family of Gerald Blake's death.
  • Reminiscence by Constance Blake Marani when she worked in Hart House under Dr. Bott and Dr. Blatz during the World War I as well as postcards she received from soldiers serving overseas.
  • Transcripts of six World War I letters home from Geoffrey Marani June - Nov 1918.
  • Photograph of Ferdinand Marani in WWI uniform, ca. 1916
  • Two digital scanned copies of family photos: Constance Blake in the nursing type uniform worn in Rehabilitation Hospital at Hart House; Prof Van der Smissen surrounded by his son, nephews and young brother-in-law. ca. 1905.

Blake Marani Family

Robert Edward Dale fonds

  • UTA 1194
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1953

Scrapbook of press clippings and copyprints relating to Bob Dale's athletic achievements in intercollegiate football; souvenir programme for football games; three copy photonegatives; one negative and one positive microfilm reel of the textual material.

Dale, Robert Edward

George Francis John Dalton fonds

  • UTA 1197
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1914

Course notes compiled by George Dalton and consisting of notes on lectures and laboratory work for the 2nd through 4th year programme in civil engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Also included is an annotated copy of 'Laboratory Instructions' for 3rd year students in the 'strength of materials' course in the Department of Applied Mechanics (n.d., but ca. 1911), and an examination timetable for 1914. photographs comprise part of the notebook in box 003, file 04.

Dalton, George Francis John

Vernon Russell Davies fonds

  • UTA 1202
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1958

This fonds contains records documenting Mr. Davies' university education at McGill University and some records relating to his teaching at University of Toronto (mainly internal publication of Staff notes for courses such as Elementary Surveying), and the Royal Military College, Kingston (1938-39) The majority of the records relate to the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors and its examinations ca 1948-1955. These records include lecture notes and copies of examinations relating to Algebra, Astronomy, Curves, Surveying, Drainage laws, etc. and collected and produced while operating his Tutorial School.

Davies, Vernon Russell

John A. Crosby fonds

  • UTA 1203
  • Collection
  • [195-]-2005

Photographs, clippings and obituary document American geographer John A. Crosby.

Crosby, John A.

De Kresz Family fonds

  • UTA 1205
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1959

Photocopies of press releases, concerts, and addresses relating to the career of Geza de Kresz & his wife, Norah Drewett.

De Kresz Family

Geza De Kresz fonds

  • UTA 1206
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1933

Microfilm copy of 5 scrapbooks relating to the concerts of Geza de Kresz and his wife, Norah Drewett in Canada during 1923-1928, and concerts of the Hart House String Quartet, 1924-1933. Also includes "Thoughts on violin teaching" by de Kresz. Geza de Kresz was first violinist and a founding member of the HH String Quartet. Positive copy of microfilm only available for research.

De Kresz, Geza

William J. Deadman fonds

  • UTA 1207
  • Fonds
  • ca.1950-1965

Scrapbook on forensic pathology compiled by Dr. William Deadman, city Pathologist for Hamilton from 1919 to 1956 and graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, 1913. Scrapbook includes, notes and reports on topics such as suicide, criminal abortion, infanticide, rape, poisoning and many others.

Deadman, William J.

Ruth Dean fonds

  • UTA 1208
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1965

Guest book, with photographs and correspondence pertaining to her retirement from the Department of Home Economics Education, Ontario College of Education (1964-65); tribute following her death (1980).

Dean, Ruth

Jean Francois Eugene Defosse fonds

  • UTA 1210
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1947

Course notes consisting of review problems and laboratory reports for a 3rd year course in machine design taught in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, taken by John Defosse, a student in aeronautical engineering.

Defosse, Jean Francois Eugene

Robert Davies Defries fonds

  • UTA 1211
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1971

Newsletters and other publications relating to the Class of 1911, Faculty of Medicine and an award bestowed on Defries.

Defries, Robert Davies

Joyce Denyer fonds

  • UTA 1213
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1968-1974

Records relating to the founding and early operation of the Association of Part-Time Students, created and collected by its founding president Joyce Denyer. Includes briefs, reports, correspondence, memos, minutes, surveys and essays. Also documented, is Denyer's advisory role to the Ontario government on matters concerning part-time students especially regarding issues of student financial support. There are also some records relating to the Department of University Extension.

Denyer, Joyce

Thomas Dawson Delamere fonds

  • UTA 1214
  • Fonds
  • 1864

Notebook of course notes taken by Thomas Dawson Delamere during the first term of the year-long course in metaphysics taught by James Beaven in University College, 1864-1865. The notes are of Thomas Reid's "Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man" in Hamilton's edition as interpreted by Beaven and were taken from dictation.

Delamere, Thomas Dawson

Norman H. Daniel fonds

  • UTA 1215
  • Fonds
  • 1915-ca. 1918

Photographs taken by Normal H. Daniel documenting his time in the bicycle corps during World War I. Photographs include bicycle corps training exercises at Dixie road, Mississauga, Ontario; troops going over seas and troops marching at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds. Images of the 19th Battallion marching. Images of bicycle corps in England (Shorncliffe, specifically Dibgate Camp). Pictured: S. S. Corinthian, its escorts as it arrives in England, as well as groups of soilders on board the ship. Some portraits of officers - named and unnamed. Images of soliders in Cooksville, Ontario.

Daniel, Norman H.

University of Toronto. Athletic Association fonds

  • UTA 1858
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1971

This fonds from the University of Toronto's Athletic Association contains 2 accessions. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Athletic Association

Dicimus Club fonds

  • UTA 1216
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1993; (predominant 1946-1953)

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1991-0028: Constitution, membership lists, minutes, correspondence, and addresses documenting the activities of the the Dicimus Club [1946-1953]; memorandum on Varsity editorial policy (n.d); copy of"The roots of the Nazi Ties" (1939). (1 box)

B1995-0006: Constitution, minutes, membership lists, reports, programmes, and golf scores documenting the activities of members of the Dicimus Club, assembled by E. Ritchie Clark, an early member. (1 box, 1940-1993)

Dicimus Club

Bert Case Diltz fonds

  • UTA 1217
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1985

Correspondence, notes and book reviews, documenting the writings of Bert C. Diltz, a noted education theorist, especially " The Sense of Wonder" and "New Horizons".

Diltz, Bert Case

Ernest (“Van”) Douglass fonds

  • UTA 1221
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1985; (predominant 1970-1985)

Correspondence, notes, brochures, press clippings, and publications documenting Professor Douglass' career as a speech - language pathologist; includes an audiotape of the "Song of Thanksgiving", n.d., written and sung by one of his students.

Douglass, Ernest (“Van”)

Herbert G. Downing fonds

  • UTA 1222
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1957

Graduation diploma and photograph of Herbert G. Downing, a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine in 1900. Also includes two snapshots of a reunion group from the class of 1900 as well as Downing's certificate from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 1901.

Downing, Herbert G.

Howard D. Chapman fonds

  • UTA 1224
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1985 [bulk dates 1934-1985]

Personal records of Howard D. Chapman, architect and former University of Toronto student, consisting of course notes in architecture (1934-1938) and a course of lectures in architecture (1944); professional files relating to plannnig and construction at the University of Toronto, including the Master Plan Framework for the University of Toronto Campus (1967), photographs of the construction of the Superintendent's Building (1959), sketches and a feasibility study for the Men's Athletic Facilities (1969), a feasibility study for the Faculty Club (1969), a report on the Koffler Student Services Centre, with fees and invoices (1983-1985). Also included: a report and site plan for Innis College by Massey and Flanders Architects (1967-1968), and a site plan for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Library (1968), the Architectural Alumni newsletter and a booklet on Knox College.

Chapman, Howard D.

C. Kent Duff fonds

  • UTA 1225
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1968

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1994-0001: Papers of Charles Kent Duff, student of engineering from 1914 to 1918 and research assistant in Electrical Engineering in the 1920s and 1930s under H.W. Price. Includes correspondence as a student, a lecture given to a class of Harold Innis', who, during their student days, was a roommate of Duff's. Also includes graduation diploma and 1 graduation photograph, along with his C.V. from the 1950s. (3 boxes, 1914-1955)

B1999-0020: Includes: Diary and related photo album covering a large part of Duff's work in China as a teacher at a mission (1921-1924, 1926) - photo album also contains photos after 1926 when he left China, documenting travels throughout England and Ontario. A second photo photo album covers his student days at the University of Toronto 1914-1918, while he was at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Also includes biographical items detailing his work with H.W. Price in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and with the Hydro-electric Commission of Ontario including photographs of an automatic regulator designed by Price and Duff. (3 boxes, 1914-1968)

Duff, C. Kent

Dunbar family fonds

  • UTA 1227
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1949; (predominant 1908-1912)

Records of brothers, William Bowie Dunbar and John Gardner Dunbar. A student and instructor in the Faculty of Applied Science, William's records include student class notes, teaching notes and two engineering drawings, 1908-1949 (boxes 1 and 2). John's records consist of class notes, created while a Faculty of Arts student, 1910-1913 (boxes 2 and 3). Also includes 4 photographs of William and John, taken circa. 1912-1917.

Dunbar Family

Theodore Woolsey Dwight fonds

  • UTA 1231
  • Fonds
  • 1926

A research paper written in 1926 by Prof. Dwight, entitled "A Method of Estimating the Growth and Yield of Spruce and Jack Pine in the Spruce-Jack Pine Region in Northern Ontario".

Dwight, Theodore Woolsey

Margrit Eichler fonds

  • UTA 1238
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2010

The records cover Dr. Eichler’s professional work: speeches, publications, and correspondence; legal work; important documentation regarding the Coalition for the Establishment of a Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies, as well as follow up material related to the Commission. Eichler served as part of the committee that established five new Women’s Studies chairs at Canadian institutions and that work and process is documented here. Finally, there is a limited amount of research and papers not already documented in the other series, including Eichler’s days as a student. There is a small collection of media, primarily audio recordings, as well as some photographs, and the DVD Eichler produced Household Work: More than it Seems.

Eichler, Margrit

Elspeth Chisholm fonds

  • UTA 1136
  • Fonds
  • 21 November 1972

Interviews conducted by Elspeth Chisholm of various individuals for the CBC programme "Innis of Canada: A Study of a Scholar" (1972).

Chisholm, Elspeth

Donald Frederick Forster fonds

  • UTA 1278
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1983

Fonds consists of records documenting the career and activities of Donald Forster, Professor in the Department of Political Economy, VIce-President and Provost, and President-elect at the the time of his death in 1983.

-B1983-0040: Correspondence, personal papers, lecture notes and essays, examinations and subject files. (44 boxes, 1949-1975)
-B1984-0019: Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings of the Governing Council and selected committees, President's Executive and President's Planning Groups. (3 boxes, 1980-1983)
-B2006-0005: Two photographs: Dr. Forster with President Bissell as well as a group shot showing Forster with Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, Mrs Pearson, Prof. Jeanneret, Hon. Jack Pickersgill and Mrs Pickergill. (2 items, [196-])

Forster, Donald Frederick

Dale (William) Family fonds

  • UTA 1193
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1986

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1975-0013 (2 boxes, 1850-1921): Journal and notes by William Dale relating to his stay in Quebec and science subjects, such as, biology, geology, and math. Included are Dale's correspondence protesting against university hiring and pay. Also, contains press clippings and incoming correspondence to William Dale's daughter, Frances Dale, who researched on her father's past as a student and his role in the student protest of 1895.

B2002-0017 (12 boxes, 1868-1986) : This accession documents the life and times of William Dale, professor of classics and Roman history, his wife and his children, primarily Margaret and Frances Dale. This family’s papers consist of three sous-fonds: the papers of Prof. William Dale, the papers of his wife, Frederika (Frieda) Ryckman Dale, and the papers of their daughter, Fredericka Frances Dale. The records in this accession provide an important historical resource on academic life at the University of Toronto as seen through the eyes of a controversial faculty member in the 19th century, and by two students in the early 20th century.

The William Dale sous-fonds documents through diaries, essays, speeches, teaching and lecture notes the academic achievements and contributions of this 19th century former professor of classics and Roman history at the University of Toronto and two other universities. William Dale’s contribution to the development of the curriculum of study in Classics has been described by Robert Wilhelm: “Together, Maurice Hutton and William Dale were responsible for transforming the miscellaneous Classical Curriculum of University College into a course of study that exhibited greater rigor and careful selection of the readings. Dale appeared to have been the guiding force and influence behind the changes in the classics curriculum; his journals showed him working out the details of the courses and the readings and making comparisons between the curriculum at Toronto and the course of study at Oxford.”

His diaries record not only his daily academic and personal activities, but also his impressions, observations and opinions on local and national events, religion, politics, books, and education. They are fairly complete from his student days prior to entering the University of Toronto, through his undergraduate and graduate years (1873), his first teaching experiences, particular at the English High School in Quebec City to 8 of his 11 years as Lecturer and Associate Professor in the Department of Classics (1884-1892). They are especially rich in documenting the operation of the University in general and the Dept. of Classics in particular. Dale wrote essays, lectures and speeches that went largely unpublished. Many of these manuscripts are contained in this sous-fonds, often heavily annotated by his daughter Frances as she organized his papers.

Complementing the William Dale sous-fonds are the papers of his wife, the former Frederika (Frieda) Ryckman whom he met while teaching at Queen’s University following his dismissal from the University of Toronto in 1895. This sous-fonds consists almost entirely of correspondence from William both before and after their marriage in 1901, and from her children and other family members following his death in 1921. The courtship letters from William Dale document not only his love and their relationship, but also his academic and farming activities. Following their marriage, the correspondence describes his activities while on trips to Toronto to teach at McMaster, the local activities in St. Marys and the surrounding farming community when he attended to their farm. The letters are also filled with his discussions of their relationship, family members and the birth of their children. Following Dale’s death in 1921, the correspondence is almost entirely from her two eldest daughters, Margaret and Frances. Records relating to the other children, William Douglas and Emmaline, are sparse, consisting mainly of a few letters from Margaret and Frances and press clippings on birth and marriage. The letters from Margaret and Frances are a rich resource of information on the day to day activities of two female university students living in Toronto in the 1920s. The daughters kept their mother regularly informed on social activities, the weather, lectures and impressions of professors, and their friends. Following this series of correspondence are files of personal documents relating more generally to the Dale and Ryckman families. Included are Mrs. Dale’s diary of her trip with her daughter Frances to Europe in 1934, her marriage certificate, educational diplomas and a file of correspondence between the Dale children during the 1920’s.

The final sous-fonds consists of the papers of Frances Dale. The first three series of diaries, correspondence and University of Toronto materials complement the sous-fonds of her parents. The diaries especially complement the correspondence in sous-fonds 2 since they provide the day to day record of her experience at the University of Toronto, her early career as a high school teacher and her enduring interest in physical education for women. The trip diaries of 1934 and 1936 are filled with her impressions of shipboard travel, the places and people she saw and met and provide a glimpse of life in pre war Europe. Unfortunately there is no diary of her trip of 1939 to Europe immediate prior to World War II. The bulk of the correspondence concerns her research on her father William Dale begun in the 1950’s and which continued into the late 1980’s. This research prompted her to undertake the typing of transcripts of her father’s unpublished essays and these will be found in Series 4. During the 1970’s several academics contacted her regarding her father’s life, especially the event of his dismissal in 1895. Series 5 contains the draft manuscript of the play by James Reaney entitled “The Dismissal” which was undertaken during the University of Toronto’s sesquicentennial celebrations. Robert Wilhelm, a former student of Frances Dale, used the Dale papers to write a number of papers on Prof. Dale, one of which was published?… Manuscripts of these works are also found in this sous-fond.

Frances Dale was also an avid amateur photographer documenting her European trips, family and friends. Individual prints and negatives, as well as a scrapbook provide a unique insight into travelling during the 1930’s. She also collected pictures of her university days, and members of her family as she conducted her research.

Dale, William

James Eustace Shaw fonds

  • UTA 1761
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1962

Personal records of James E. Shaw, professor of Italian in the Department of Italian and Spanish at the University of Toronto from 1917 until his retirement in 1946.

Includes: correspondence, notebooks, notes, research materials, and subject card files.

Shaw, James Eustace

A. Norman Shaw fonds

  • UTA 1760
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1939

Announcements, programmes and related material pertaining to the Toronto meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1921) and the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1924); files relating to physics conferences and the teaching of physics at the University of Toronto, 1921-1939; photographs of the Dominion Meteorological Service Building.

Shaw, A. Norman

William Bruce Charles fonds

  • UTA 1140
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1989

Correspondence of Dr. Bruce Charles with Dr. Duncan Graham (1944, 1967) and with Robert Kerr, co-author of biography of Dr. Graham entitled "Duncan Graham Medical Reformer and Educator" (Toronto: Hannah Institute & Dundurn Press, 1989). Also includes some clippings.

Charles, William Bruce

Martin Lawrence Friedland fonds

  • UTA 1294
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2015

Fonds consists of five accessions of records documenting the life of Martin L. Friedland, as a student, professor of law and administrator at the University of Toronto; as an expert on legal matters and a contributor to the formation of public policy at the provincial and federal levels; and as an author of sixteen books and numerous articles, in particular the researching and writing of his book "University of Toronto: A history (University of Toronto Press, 2002 & 2013).

See accession-level descriptions for further details.

Friedland, Martin Lawrence

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