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Joseph W. Shaw fonds

  • UTA 1762
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2010

Personal records of Joseph W. Shaw, documenting, in the form of correspondence, diaries, notes, manuscripts, photographs, slides, sketches, lecture notes and addresses, his life as an archaeologist, primarily with the Kommos excavations project in Crete, but also including other excavations. There are extensive lecture notes and supporting material from his teaching Activities in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Toronto, and on his writings.

Shaw, Joseph W.

Edward Sheffield fonds

  • UTA 1763
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1990

Manuscripts, publications, articles, minutes, correspondence and reports documenting Sheffield's career as a professor of higher education. Also records relating to his education and consultancy positions.

Sheffield, Edward

Norris Edward Sheppard fonds

  • UTA 1765
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1972

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1976-0043 (Series 1): Correspondence, reports and brochures relating to the University of Toronto Faculty Pension Fund. Includes correspondence of Prof. M.A. Mackenzie, Dept. of Mathematics as well as Prof. Sheppard. (1 box, 1922-1954)

B1981-0001 (Series 2-4): Records relating to Prof. N.E. Sheppard's career as an actuary and professor in Dept. of Mathematics, including notebooks on actuarial science, U. of T. Athletic Association, Hart House activities, Dept. of Mathematics correspondence, questions for exams in actuarial science, 1950, 1952, 1960. (1 box and 1 folder, 1923-1972)

Sheppard, Norris Edward

Etta Taube Sherman fonds

  • UTA 1766
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1989; (predominant 1967-1989)

Consists of 2 accessions

B1988-0041: Addresses, correspondence, certificates, medals and photoprints relating to Etta Sherman's work with the the Women's Auxiliary of the Alpha Omega Fraternity and Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University.

B1989-0005: Correspondence, programmes, invitations and newsletters relating to the Alpha Omega Fraternity and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Sherman, Etta Taube

John Albert Sherman fonds

  • UTA 1767
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1984

Fonds consists of 3 accessions:

B1984-0031: Material on inventions of dental equipment; the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists; awards, certificates, and honours; etc. Note that official records of Alpha Omega are at Canadian Jewish Congress Archives in Toronto. (10 boxes, 1917-1981)

B1985-0003: Biographical material, correspondence, diaries, photographs and other records documenting John and Etta Sherman's activities with regards to the University of Toronto, professional dentistry associations and Jewish organizations in Canada and Israel. (9 boxes, 1915-1984)

B1986-0005: Correspondence and photograph concerning the awarding of the achievement medal of the Alpha Omega Fraternity to Albert Einstein; correspondence and publication regarding Einstein's efforts on behalf of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (1 box, 1950-1954, 1979)

Sherman, John Albert

Sherman (John Albert) Family fonds

  • UTA 1768
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1954, 1979

Correspondence and photograph concerning the awarding of the achievement medal of the Alpha Omega Fraternity to Albert Einstein; correspondence and publication regarding Einstein's efforts on behalf of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Sherman, John Albert

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington fonds

  • UTA 1769
  • Fonds
  • [1903]

Academic hood used by Sir Charles Scott Sherrington on receiving an honorary doctorate (LLD) from the University of Toronto in 1903. Inside label reads "Sherrington".

Sherrington, Charles Scott, Sir

Edward Shorter fonds

  • UTA 1770
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1991

This accession was acquired by UTARMS in October 1991 from Prof. Edward L. Shorter. Arranged in four series, the accession consists primarily of correspondence bracketing the years 1966-1988. Series 1 is made up of three files devoted to Shorter's curriculum vitae, University of Toronto appointments and research grants and proposals. Series 2, the major portion of the accession, consists of professional and private correspondence. Series 3 is comprised of a single annotated book edited by Shorter. Series 4 is five strips of photo negatives of Edward L. Shorter dating from about the mid-1970's.

Shorter, Edward

Mary Silverthorn fonds

  • UTA 1772
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1910

Exterior views of University College from the south-west. No arrangement.

Silverthorn, Mary

Louis Siminovitch fonds

  • UTA 1773
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1979

Records documenting Dr. Siminovitch's career in the Faculty of Medicine and the broader field of genetics and public health. Included are records of the Department of Medical Genetics, the Sub-Committee on Science Policy of the Long Range Planning Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, and provincial bodies such as the Ontario Council of Health, Task Force on Genetics, the Ontario Cancer Institute, the Ontario Task Force on Health Research Requirements, the Mount Sinai Institute and many more. There are also editorial case files for the journal Virology, edited by Siminovitch from 1974-1976 (7 boxes).

Siminovitch, Louis

Richard Simeon fonds

  • UTA 1774
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2013

Fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, articles, teaching files, research notes and other records documenting the professional life and work of Prof. Richard Simeon. This includes records relating to Prof. Simeon’s PhD thesis and early career, teaching, departmental and curriculum planning at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, peer reviews, conference attendance, articles and books, and evaluations of student performance.

The fonds also includes significant coverage of Prof. Simeon’s research projects and advisory work, including work for the Forum of Federations, as the research coordinator for the Macdonald Report on Canada’s future, as adviser to Ontario Premiers, and as participant in the Renewal of Canada conferences. Research files cover issues of ethnicity and democratic governance, Canada-U.S. relations, and bilingualism in voluntary associations. Records also document Prof. Simeon’s work relating to constitutional development in post-apartheid South Africa.

Fonds also contains a significant number of electronic files, some transferred directly from Prof. Simeon’s computer, and some on disks. These files relate the range of activities documented throughout the paper records. Files from his computer have been organized into the same 9 series as the paper files. Disks have been kept in their own series (Series 10).

Simeon, Richard

Ernest Sirluck fonds

  • UTA 1775
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2009

Fonds consists of two accessions:

  • B1988-0050: Correspondence; course, lecture and research notes in English Literature; files accumulated while President of the University of Manitoba.
  • B2012-0010: Personal correspondence (1961-2009); Board of Governors minutes, memos, and notes from Professor Sirluck’s position as President of the University of Manitoba; and the MRAP (Management Review and Analysis Program) task force reports for the University of Toronto Library system, 1976; and two booklets.

Sirluck, Ernest

John William Bernard Sisam fonds

  • UTA 1776
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-1988

Records documenting Dr. Sisam's career as a forester from his time as a student at the University of Toronto through to his time as Dean of the Faculty of Forestry. Included are memos, correspondence, reports relating to the Faculty of Forestry; records documenting his membership on the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Lands and Forests; early correspondence with the Ontario Paper Company; numerous governmental reports and academic papers on the Canadian forest industry and forestry education in Canada; draft chapters of what appears to be a history of the University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry; records relating to his involvement in various associations such as the Canadian Institute of Forestry and the Ontario Professional Foresters.

Photographs include 2 photoprints of the Ontario Forestry Association, Annual Meeting and Dinner, 1958 and 1970.

Sisam, J. W. B.

Henry J. Sissons fonds

  • UTA 1777
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1941

Correspondence of Henry J. Sissons while Secretary of Hart House to J. Burgon Bickersteth, Warden of Hart House, and who was stationed overseas during WWII. Includes one letter from J.B. Bickersteth dated July 10, 1941.

Sissons, Henry J.

Harold Gordon Skilling fonds

  • UTA 1778
  • Fonds
  • 1828-2001

Personal records of Gordon Skilling, Professor of Political Science and a specialist in East European (especially Czechoslovak) studies. Fonds consists of 18 accessions:

B1983-0013: Records of conferences and meetings attended; drafts of and correspondence regarding articles written; correspondence relating to the writing of "Communism, National and International" and "Governments of Communist East Europe"; personal files (1961-1979) and correspondence (1974-1983); lecture notes as visiting professor, Columbia University, 1952 (9 boxes, 1952-1983).

B1984-0044: Lecture notes on international politics and international organization, University of Wisconsin and Dartmouth College (1941-1959); files for courses on Soviet politics at Dartmouth College and the University of Toronto; lecture notes for courses on Eastern Europe and comparative communism at the University of Toronto; lecture notes by Hazard at Columbia University (1949-1950). (20 boxes, 1941-1984).

B1985-0029: Addresses, radio scripts, correspondence, lecture notes; files on the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (1980-1981); files relating to the publication of "Interest Groups in Soviet Politics" (1971). (6 boxes, 1937-1982).

B1987-0064: Correspondence, articles, reports, and related material on East European studies at the University of Toronto and elsewhere, including a study of the U.S. Helsinki Watch project prepared by the Ford Foundation (4 boxes, 1977-1986)

B1987-0083: Addresses; correspondence with students, 1970-1986, and on the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto, 1980; course outlines in political science, 1960-1980 (2 boxes, 1958-1986).

B1988-0007: Records documenting Skilling's expertise relating to East European studies with particular emphasis on Czechoslovakia and his role in the the Centre for Russian and East European Studies. Contains addresses and speeches; manuscripts and publications including related correspondence and reviews (books included are "Czechoslovakia's Interruped Revolution", "Charter 77 and Human Rights in Czechoslovakia", and "The Czech Renaissance in the Nineteenth Century"); lecture notes; subject files, mainly of associations; sound recording, video and photographs; University of Toronto administrative files including the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, the Department of Polical Economy, Committee on International Studies as well as the Centre for International Studies (3 boxes, 1945-1986)

B1989-0030: Addresses, articles, correspondence, minutes of meetings and financial files documenting Gordon Skilling's activities as a specialist in East European studies, with particular emphasis on Czechoslovakia (4 boxes, 1965-1989).

B1989-0045: Bibliography on communism in Czechoslovakia and the history of the Czech Communist Party, 1918-1958; files pertaining to Gordon Skilling's publications, "Charter 77 Documents", "Socialist Opposition in Czechoslovakia" (proposed), and "Samidzat and Independent Society in Central and Eastern Europe" (1988), including correspondence with Jan Kavan (5 boxes, ca. 1958-1988).

B1991-0037: Manuscripts, correspondence, addresses, lectures, conference files, subject files, greeting cards and index cards documenting Gordon Skilling's teaching and research interests in East European affairs, with particular reference to events in Czechoslovakia (6 boxes, 1949-1991).

B1993-0028: Diaries, notebooks, personal and research correspondence, manuscripts, articles, press clippings and photoprints relating to Dr. Skillings trips to Eastern Europe, his personal life and his research and writings. Included is research material for: "Samizdat and Independent Society in Central and Eastern Europe" (20 boxes, 1934-1988).

B1994-0011: Correspondence, addresses, lecture notes, minutes of meetings, memoranda, reports, manuscripts, publications, notes and press clippings documenting Professor Skilling's interest in Eastern Europe, particularly Czechoslovakia, and his association with the Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Royal Society of Canada. Also includes consultant files, foreign language clippings and collected papers on Czechoslovak history and politics (7 boxes, 1927-1993).

B1999-0017: Personal records of Gordon Skilling, relating primarily to the Czech Republic, including professional and private correspondence with colleagues and friends, including Vilem Precan (1969-1996); drafts of his "Memoirs of a Canadian" and articles, with covering correspondence; addresses; conference papers, photographs (13 boxes, 1969-1997).

B2000-0027: Personal records of H.G. Skilling, relating primarily to his interest in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Includes early correspondence with his wife Sally, correspondence with friends and associates in Czechoslovakia, grant applications, itineraries, subject files relating to human rights groups, publishers and the medal that he received from the Royal Society. The records also include a printout of Skilling's autobiography entitled "The Education of a Canadian: My Life as a Scholar and Activist" (5 boxes, 1936-1999).

B2001-0017: Records documenting the history of the family of Harold Gordon Skilling, including his wife, Sara (Sally) and his own life and career. Sous-fonds I: Skilling family. Documents Gordon's father, William Watt, his uncle, Ernest (a Shriner), and his brothers Donald and William, who fought in World War I (Donald was killed in action). Sous-fonds II: Sara (Sally) Bright Skilling. Her education in the United States, her travels with Gordon in eastern Europe in the 1960s and her skill in entertaining. Sous-fonds III: Harold Gordon Skilling. Focuses on his research and writing of books on T. G. Masaryk and Alice Masaryk, on his travels, especially in Eastern Europe, and on the seminars he held in his residence during the last years of his life. These records consist primarily of correpondence (personal and professional, including with Vilem Precan (1993-2000) and Vaclav Havel), diaries, drafts of books and articles, reviews, addresses, index cards, scrap books, and photo albums (64 boxes, 1828-2001).

B2002-0020: Bibliographic references and research notes on index cards, with some accompanying notes, compiled by Professor Gordon Skilling for his book, 'Czecholslovakia's Interrupted Revolution', along with three boxes of other notes and references relating to Samizdat and dissent, Charter '77, Czechoslovak history and Czech-German relations (14 boxes, n.d. - ca. 1985)

B2002-0024: 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 (3 boxes and 1 folder, 1985-1992).

B2009-0032: Correspondence, research notes, manuscripts etc. of Prof. Gordon Skillling relating to his career as professor of political science. Includes files for Josef Pekar, Czech politics, etc. (1 box, 1985-1987).

B2012-0005: Further personal records of Gordon Skilling, Professor of Political Science and a specialist in East European (especially Czechoslovak) studies, consisting of research notes for and drafts of his doctoral thesis, 'The German-Czech national conflict in Bohemia, 1779-1873', with subsequent revisions; correspondence with scholars in East European studies, publishers, and editors. Also address books, 88th birthday greetings, slides and photographs, and medals. (12 boxes and medals, 1917-1997).

Skilling, H. Gordon (Harold Gordon)

Stephen Kah-Sun Sim fonds

  • UTA 1779
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2002

Personal records documenting the life and career of Stephen K. Sim, first Chinese professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. Includes his early life, education, and his four years teaching at the University of British Columbia before coming to Toronto. The records contain correspondence, memorabilia, course notes for his studies at the Universities of Hong Kong and Washington, administrative files (University of Toronto) and teaching files (Universities of British Columbia and Toronto), a few files on professional organizations, research files, manuscripts and publications, addresses, three CDs of interviews on his experiences during World War II, and photographs.

Sim, Stephen Kah-Sun

John Greer Slater fonds

  • UTA 1780
  • Fonds
  • 1884-2011

This fonds contains records related to the researching and publishing activities of Professor John Greer Slater, philosopher and professor at the University of Toronto. The series documenting both his research on Bertrand Russell, and the publication of his book Minerva’s Aviary, are the two largest. There is also a relatively large amount of material documenting his administrative activities within the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and his book collecting. Throughout this fonds there are a lot of press clippings, particularly in his personal and autobiographical records, though there are also many in the Bertrand Russell series and the Department of Philosophy Series.

The records include correspondence, notes, drafts, manuscripts, press clippings and photographs.

The bulk of the records are contained in accession B2014-0039. Also included are 2 boxes of correspondence, memoranda, reports, monographs and newspaper clippings accumulated by Professor Slater as a member of the Provost's Committee to Review the Relationships between the University of Toronto and OISE (accession B1985-0026) found in Series 3.

Notably absent from this fonds is any teaching material. In addition, the Addresses series contains mainly flyers about addresses that Professor Slater has either given or attended, but does not contain the text of any of his addresses.

Slater, John Greer

Gordon Slemon fonds

  • UTA 1781
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1997

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1994-0034: Correspondence, minutes, notes, memoranda, reports and press clippings, financial statements and annual reports documenting Professor Slemon's role as a founder of the University of Toronto Innovations Foundation and as a member of its Board during its first decade of existence. (3 boxes, 1971-1993)

B2006-0028: Records document Prof. Slemon's role on various University of Toronto committees and his involvement in University events including: installation and ongoing correspondence regarding the Murray Sculpture of Becca's H; his trip to China with President Ham; a CIDA project in Xian China; the task force to look into the future of the Slowpoke Reactor; and the Innovations Foundation. (2 boxes, 1972-1997).

Slemon, Gordon

Frederick Gordon Smith fonds

  • UTA 1782
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1980; (pre-dominant 1935-1955)

Records documenting Gordon Smith's research in the field of mineral geology including: correspondence, mainly with mining or mineral exploration companies; original data and research reports; research note books, some of which may relate to his work as a student at the University of Manitoba; records relating to finances and equipment.

Peripheral to the above archival records are various drafts of a Computer User Manual, University of Toronto 1973-1980, and photocopies of the table of contents of various academic journals arranged by date from 1910 to 1970 which probably served as a reference tool. There are also 2 boxes of books and published microfilm.

Smith, Frederick Gordon

Jarrett William Smith fonds

  • UTA 1784
  • Fonds
  • 1841

Damaged, annotated copy of the Elements of Algebra by John Hind, used by Jarrett Smith while a freshman at King's College in 1843.

Smith, Jarrett William

Lawrence Berk Smith fonds

  • UTA 1785
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1997

This accession consists of the professional records of Lawrence Berk Smith and documents his career as an economist and professor at the University of Toronto. Most of this accession pertains to Professor Smith’s teaching, publishing and consulting activities. Types of records include professional correspondence, subject files, research notes, course outlines, exams, manuscripts, speeches, consultant’s reports, and committee briefs. No personal or family records are contained herein.

The accession is arranged in the following six series:
Series 1: Subject Files
Series 2: Teaching
Series 3: Publications
Series 4: Administration
Series 5: Addresses and Conferences
Series 6: Consulting

Series 1 consists of subject files broadly documenting Lawrence Smith’s teaching, publishing, administrative and consulting activities. Series 2 and Series 3, the largest series in this accession, contain records pertaining to Smith’s teaching and scholarly writings. Series 4 contains records dealing with administrative matters when Professor Smith was Director of Economics and Associate Chairman of Department of Political Economy. Series 5 documents speeches given and conferences attended by Smith in his capacity as an academic and consultant. Finally, Series 6 pertains to Lawrence Smith’s career as an economic consultant for various public and private organizations.

Smith, Lawrence Berk

Ricardo da Silveira Lobo Sternberg fonds

  • UTA 1786
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2014 (predominant 1995-2014)

Personal records of Professor Ricardo Sternberg, documenting his career as a professor of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto and his published work on subjects in Portuguese and Brazilian literature. The contents of the fonds primarily cover courses taught between the mid-1990s and 2014, and articles published in the 1980s to the early 2000s. The fonds provides a significant record of Portuguese literary themes, figures and works taught and written about by Ricardo Sternberg.

These records include course lecture notes, annotated Portuguese and Brazilian literary works, course packs, course syllabi and assignments, pamphlets for lectures given, and his published articles.

Sternberg, Ricardo da Silveira Lobo

Lorraine C. Smith fonds

  • UTA 1787
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1959

Student course notes, exercises, laboratory reports, examinations, and other records relating to Dr. Smith's undergraduate and graduate courses as a student in physiology, biochemistry, physics, etc at the University of Toronto.

Smith, Lorraine C.

Sidney Earle Smith fonds

  • UTA 1788
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1961

Personal records of Sidney Earle Smith, President of the University from 1945 to 1957. Consists of two accessions, the bulk of which are in accession B1972-0001. 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.

Accession B2004-0030 consists of correspondence and attachments from Gilbert E. Jackson, head of Gilbert E. Jackson & Associates to Sidney Earle Smith relating to the work of the Canadian Council for Economic Studies.

Smith, Sidney Earle

Victor George Smith fonds

  • UTA 1789
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1967

Mostly teaching materials, such as lecture notes, graphs, and engineering drawings, of Victor George Smith, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1927 to 1967. In addition, there is also some correspondence, created mostly in the 1960s, concerning the AIEE, grants, research, and references. No personal records are contained herein.

Smith, Victor George

William Snaith fonds

  • UTA 1790
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1923

Text and drawings related to Snaith's undergraduate thesis in Civil Engineering entitled "The Construction Plant, Equipment and Structures of the Niagara Power Development Scheme of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario", 1920, as well as a copy of his graduate thesis in Mechanical Engineering, "The Productive Capacity of Woodworking Machines", 1923. Additional records from Snaith are held by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Department.

Snaith, William

Omond McKillop Solandt fonds

  • UTA 1791
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1994

When Dr. Solandt started donating his personal records to the University of Toronto Archives in 1988, beginning with his certificates and diplomas, the richness, diversity, and volume of the material still to come was only hinted at. Over the next five years further donations were made, punctuated by telephone conversations about the need for still more boxes and folders and archival methods of arrangement and description. Dr. Solandt was very interested in our professional approach to managing his records and was determined (as always, I was to discover) to do things in the proper manner. Twenty years after his death his widow, Vaire, donated the last of his personal records; they had been partially arranged by Dr. Solandt and stored above the garage at the Wolfe Den.

Dr. Solandt’s running commentary on his past life, as the boxes piled up for transfer to the Archives, proved of considerable assistance. I faced a huge volume of records documenting wide-ranging, complex, and often inter-related events, which he had divided into categories roughly equivalent to his numerous activities. These were to form the basis of most of the forty-six series in this inventory. In addition, beginning several years before, he had undertaken to do what few individuals have ever had the time or the inclination to attempt – an overview of each principal activity. There are more than twenty of these, totalling several hundred pages. Each demonstrates the clarity of thought and an understanding of the essentials of any problem facing him that characterized his work and enabled him often to juggle several divergent projects at once. They proved invaluable as I sought to make sense of the mountain of material in front of me, and should be equally useful to researchers.

The records, dating from 1915 to 1994, encompass most of the media one might expect to find in an archives, the bulk being textual records, graphic material (primarily photographs and slides), maps and plans, and publications. The material pertaining to his personal life consists primarily of biographical files (including press coverage), correspondence and diaries, files on his travels and, especially, on his canoe trips as part of the “Voyageurs” group.

Most of the records, not surprisingly, document his extraordinarily active and productive professional life, from the beginning of World War II to the end of the 1980s. The earlier portions of his career, especially his years with the Defence Research Board, Canadian National Railways, de Havilland, and the Electric Reduction Company are not well represented here as the records are largely found elsewhere. The volume of records begin to pick up in the mid-1960s and the greatest strength is to be found in those generated from the early 1970s on, when Dr. Solandt’s activities became complex indeed, with directorships in many companies, many consultancies, trusteeships and advisory committees. Three activities which seemed to please him most were ...the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories [1976-1982]..consultancies for international agricultural and medical research [1975-1988]...and Senior Consultant to the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto, enabling him to retain a close association with the University.

This finding aid for this fonds is arranged by series, with the accessions clearly designated. In the series that are grouped by activity, the arrangement, once career changes are identified, is largely chronological. The principal concentration of activity in any project is the determining factor in the order. Organizations that predominate in one series may be represented in another, particularly those dealing with international agricultural and medical research, such as the umbrella Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Most accessions have more than one series.

Dr. Solandt’s abiding interest in scientific research and development is a recurring theme throughout and was instrumental, for instance, to his agreeing to chair the newly established Science Council of Canada (1966) and in joining the IMASCO/CDC Research Foundation (1978). Similarly, it was his acknowledged excellence as a manager that, in later years, brought him into contact with the international research agencies that needed professional advice on internal structural problems. On another level, the canoe trips he began at the age of 41 nurtured an interest in wilderness conservation and, subsequently, involvement with the Quetico Foundation and the Wilderness Research Foundation. One factor linking all these activities was Dr. Solandt’s inter-disciplinary approach to ideas and problem solving; it is a recurring theme in his correspondence and in his introductions to the series.

Solandt, O. M.

Somers Family fonds

  • UTA 1792
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1968

Memorabilia documenting Lou Somers academic and athletic achievements while a student of University College (B.A. 1940), specifically his membership on the Rugby Team. City of Toronto roll of service, 1943. Publications from various American Universities.

Photographs include his graduation portrait, military portraits and snapshots; a panoramic view of the Senior Intercollegiate Football Team, 1937; group photos of the Senior Rugby Team 1939-40, the Junior Rugby 1938-39 and the Junior Rugby Interprovicial and City Champs 1936-37.

Somers family

Speight & Van Nostrand fonds

  • UTA 1793
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1828 - [196-]

Copies of original land surveys including 1828 land survey of the purchase of King College lands. Microfilm and paper copies of survey plans of Royal Ontario Museum property, and Trinity College. Original records held by City of Toronto Archives.

Speight & Van Nostrand

Norman Raeburn Speirs fonds

  • UTA 1794
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1937

University College, student course notes including English Literature, Economic History, Latin and Psychology 1923-1926 as well as student notes from courses at the Ontario College of Education 1936-37.

Speirs, Norman Raeburn

Boris Peter Stoicheff fonds

  • UTA 1795
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2008

This fonds is a very complete documentation of all aspects of Prof. Stoicheff career. His relationship with colleagues at the University, nationally and internationally is evident throughout but especially in the Series 1 Correspondence, Series 8 Professional Association and Activities, and Series 9 University of Toronto. Series 1 Correspondence also documents his mentoring role and his role as a referee and evaluator of peer and student work. This is also documented in Series 11 Teaching, Series 12 Correspondence with Students and Series 8 Professional Associations and Activities. His research activities are extensively documented not only in Series 6 Research but in Series 10 Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Centre and in Series 3 Publications. Finally, his published academic contributions as well as his less formal contributions are documented in Series 3 Publications, Series 4 Books and Series 7 Talks, Addresses. Articles and Remarks.

Stoicheff, Boris Peter

Metta Spencer fonds

  • UTA 1796
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2001

Records in this fonds document some of Dr. Spencer's peace activities including her participation in the Canadian Pugwash Group, the Helsinki Citizen's Assembly and Science for Peace as well as her attendance at some conferences and meetings. However, many of her activities, especially relating to the 1980s disarmament movement and her consultative roles are not evident in these records. Also this accession only provides a sampling of her talks and publications. There is however complete drafts and notes for her textbook as well as early versions for works still in progress. Finally, Dr. Spencer's notes and papers as a student of sociology at University of California Berkeley are also preserved in this accession.

These records will be of interest to anyone researching the Canadian and international peace movements and themes such as disarmament, peace advocacy, Canadian international affairs and the role of non-governmental organizations. It also may be of interest to those researching the teaching of these topics within the discipline of sociology. Finally, Prof. Spencer's student notes offer a glimpse of what was being taught at Berkeley in the mid 1960s (then the top department of sociology in the U.S.) . They would be of interest to anyone studying that institution and the history of sociology as an academic discipline.

Spencer, Metta

Robert Allan Spencer fonds

  • UTA 1797
  • Fonds
  • 1919-2012

This fonds documents the administrative and teaching duties of Robert Spencer, as a Professor Emeritus of History and a specialist in European history, especially German history in the 19th and 20th centuries. They also document his education and his participation in World War II; his extensive international research, publications and speaking engagements; as well as his involvement with professional associations and organizations such as the University of Toronto Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC), the International Studies Programme and the Graduate Centre for International Studies, Altantik-Brücke, and the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE). Included is personal correspondence, correspondence with international organizations, government departments, embassies and consulates; lecture notes; manuscripts and addresses.

Also present are two sous-fonds. The first is the personal papers of his wife, Ruth Margaret Church Spencer, who served with the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRENS) during World War II as a base librarian and afterwards as the first professional librarian at Canada House in London. The second consists of files compiled by Ralph Flenley, a specialist in German history and sometime chair of the Department of History: examination questions, student mark books, and drafts of an unpublished manuscript on Anglo-German relations.

Spencer, Robert Allan

John Squair fonds

  • UTA 1798
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1928

Journal and memoir notes of John Squair, professor of French.

Squair, John

Arthur Newton St. John fonds

  • UTA 1799
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1903

Menus of the dinners of the graduating classes of Victoria University, 1897-1903; an 1892 "Alumni Souvenir" depicting the buildings and faculties of the University and its federated colleges; "The Bob" issue 1902. University of Toronto, Graduating Class, 1900 (photograph). Academic hood and gown.

St. John, Arthur Newton

Charles Perry Stacey fonds

  • UTA 1800
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1989

Records documenting C. P. Stacey’s personal life, education, research, teaching, and administrative activities as professor of history and with the Directorate of History, Department of National Defence. Includes: manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, addresses and lectures, publications, subject and research files, student papers, memorabilia, reports, reviews, notes, and clippings.

See accession-level descriptions for further details. The largest accession is B1990-0020 (12.37 m; 72 boxes).

Stacey, C.P.

Stacey Family fonds

  • UTA 1801
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1990

Records documenting members of the Stacey family, including Charles Edward Stacey, his wife Pearl; his children, Charles Perry (C.P.) Stacey and Dorothy Brown; and C.P.'s wives, Doris and Helen.

See accession-level descriptions for further detail.

Stacey, Charles Edward

Stacey (William) Family fonds

  • UTA 1802
  • Fonds
  • 1798-1889 (predominant 1850-1889)

Correspondence and accounts of William Stacey and family; includes correspondence of Mary Adams to her daughter Maria Stacey and letters of sisters of William Stacey.

Stacey (William) Family

Barry J. Sessle fonds

  • UTA 1803
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 2016

Fonds consists of records documenting the professional career of Dr. Barry Sessle. Material covers Dr. Sessle’s extensive research and publishing activity, reflecting the international network of colleagues with whom he works. Material includes correspondence, grant applications, and publication drafts. Records also document his administrative responsibilities at the UofT through multiple committees within the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Medicine, as well as his consultative work outside of the University. Records include minutes, memoranda, reports and correspondence. Finally, Dr. Sessle’s teaching activities are documented through lecture and presentation notes.

Sessle, Barry John

Frederic Newton Gisborne Starr fonds

  • UTA 1805
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1928

Committee minutes, correspondence and reports of the Canadian Medical Association. Professor Starr was a member of the CMA and was active on some of its committees.

Starr, Frederic Newton Gisborne

Richard Noble Starr fonds

  • UTA 1806
  • Fonds
  • 1833-1951; predominant 1838-1843

Diary, indenture of bargain and sale, newspaper clippings, notes relating to Dr. Richard Noble Starr (1791-1843), donor of the Starr Medal in Medicine; copy of Dr. Starr's will (1843); material re Phillips and Carruthers families. The Starr medal originated from a bequest on 4 August 1843 by Richard Noble Starr, M.D.

Starr, Richard Noble

W. G. Stepler fonds

  • UTA 1807
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1921

Course notes of W. Gordon Stepler while a student in the Faculty of Arts and Pharmacy including: laboratory notebook for 1st year science, 1915-1916; course notes for two courses in pharmacy; notes for organic chemistry and materia medica and pharmacognosy (1920-21). Also includes one photograph of South House residence, 1915-1916.

Stepler, W. G.

Ross Oliff Stewart fonds

  • UTA 1809
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1912

Engineering drawings related to mechanical engineering course work.

Stewart, Ross Oliff

Alan Thomas fonds

  • UTA 1810
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2009

Fonds consists of research notes, draft articles, published articles, reports, budgets and correspondence created and accumulated by Alan Thomas in the course of his activities as a student, scholar and professor of adult education and an advocate for adult education. He was a contributing editor to foundational textbooks on adult education, including “Learning for Life,” and has held executive and board positions with the Canadian Association for Adult Education and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Dr. Thomas is perhaps best known for his role in developing Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) in the community college system – whereby individuals can have life experience and non-institutional learning acknowledged and accredited within formal educational settings.

Thomas, Alan

Peter Arthur Strathy fonds

  • UTA 1811
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1962

Student notes and essays taken while a student in the School of Social Work (BSW 1960, MSW 1962).

Strathy, Peter Arthur

Abraham Alan Trask fonds

  • UTA 1814
  • Fonds
  • 1930

"Meds" pin, graduating class in Medicine, 1930, that belonged to Abraham Alan Trask.

Trask, Abraham Alan

Angus Lynn Sutherland fonds

  • UTA 1815
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1918

Engineering drawings for the undergraduate programme in electrical and mechanical engineering (1907-1910); photographs documenting Sutherland's education including the graduating class in Engineering, 1911 and a souvenir poster of the University of Toronto football team, 1909 (the 1st Grey Cup Champions).

Sutherland, Angus Lynn

John H. Sword fonds

  • UTA 1816
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1985

B1998-0024: 27 photoprints of a party celebrating Moffat Woodside's return to teaching on 13 May, 1968. The party was hosted by John H. Sword, Acting President, at 93 Highland Avenue. Photos taken by Jack Marshall and Co. Ltd. 13 May 1968

B1999-0002: 1 photograph of the Commmonwealth delegates associated with the University of Ife taken at the Palace of His Highness in Nigeria, 1971; included in the photo are John Sword, D. Carlton Williams and Mrs. Williams. 1 aerial photograph of the University of Toronto campus taken ca. 1970-1971.

B2001-0012: Personal records of John H. Sword, university administrator and acting University President 1971-72 documenting events and his activities. Included is one file of miscellaneous correspondence and another of awards and recognitions for Sword . University related files include one on the Library Oral History Project which he administered, one on the tributes to Harold Innis, and others on recognitions for Frances Ireland, F.C. A. Jeanneret and Sidney Hermant. There is also a copy of Sword's paper entitled "Democratization of Universities, 1960-1974: some Commonwealth comparisons" and a copy of a paper given to him "The History of CUSO" [Canadian University Students Overseas]. Also included are photographs documenting Sword at various University events from 1967 to 1978, mainly photographed by Robert Lansdale. Also a photo album on the retirement party for Sarah McCausland.

Sword, John H.

Kay Takenaka fonds

  • UTA 1817
  • Fonds
  • [1963?]-1985

Personal records of University of Toronto Ceremonials Assistant, Kay Takenaka. The records mostly document Ms. Takenaka's being granted the Chancellor's Award, 1985. Records include congratulatory letters and photographs of the awards ceremony. Also included are informal photographs of prominent individuals such as George Ignatieff, John Aird, Ralph Benson, Pauline McGibbon and Prince Phillip.

Takenaka, Kay

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