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Rose, Albert (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Albert Rose of the School of Social Work, conducted by Allan Irving. Covers family background and situation in the 1920s through the period as Dean of the Faculty of Social Work 1972-1976 and immediately thereafter. Discusses undergraduate work in the Dept. of Political Economy (B.A. 1939); graduate work at the University of Illinois 1939-1942; service in World War II (1939-1945), return to Toronto as Research Director of the Welfare Council of Toronto 1946-1948; arrival on staff of the School of Social Work; influence of Harry Cassidy; curricula; student-administrator relations; transition to the Faculty of Social Work 1972; research and policy development in Canadian urban housing.

Rose, Albert

Ross, Malcolm MacKenzie (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Malcolm Mackenzie Ross, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers the period ca. 1930-1983 from Ross's undergraduate years at University of New Brunswick through his appointment to the Centre for Canadian Studies at Edinborough University. Compares the teaching, curricula and faculty of English Dept.'s at the Universities of New Brunswick, Toronto, ALberta, Queens, Manitoba, Cornell, and Indiana, the influence of A.S.P. Woodhouse, the development of Canadian literature both in Canada and abroad, the Queen's Quarterly, and the New Canadian Library series. Discusses the role of the federated colleges and student activities at the University of Toronto, the development of faculty associations and their roles at Toronto, Queens and Dalhousie, and his work at the National Film Board of Canada under John Grierson during World War II.

Ross, Malcolm MacKenzie

Ross, Robin (oral history)

Oral history interview with Mr. Robin Ross, conducted by Valerie Schatzker; includes finding aid. Covers education and interest in India through to tenure at Erindale College. Focusses on the period ca. 1935-1978 and his education at St. Andrews University and Oxford University, comparing curricula and facilities there with the University of Toronto, his service in World War II and its effects on India and the British Civil Service, arrival in Canada, the Office of the Registrar, entrance requirements, Office of Student Awards, health service, International Students Centre, Career Centre, student housing, Claude T. Bissell, John R. Evans, the federated colleges and Erindale College and the administrative history of the University.

Ross, Robin

Rouillard, Clarence Dana (oral history)

Interview with Clarence Dana Rouillard of the Department of French conducted by Robin Harris as part of the Library Oral History Project. It covers his university education through to his post-retirement activities, focussing on the University of Toronto years (1935-1972) and including: the administrative history of the Department of French; its curriculum and academic staff; Presidents Cody, Smith and Bissell; University College; his war service; the founding of Carleton University; and the activities of the Department of French in the community.

Rouillard, Clarence Dana

Schabas, Ezra (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Ezra Schabas, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Discusses family influences and early musical education, World War II service, post-war instruction and study in Europe, the development and curricula of the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Faculty of Music, and faculty and staff associated with both institutions. Focusses on the period 1952-1986, compares Faculty of Music and Royal Conservatory of Music to leading American institutions such as the Juilliard School of Music and the Eastman School of Music.

Schabas, Ezra

Shepherd, Ronald M. H. "Ron" (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor R.M.H. Shepherd conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers early education in Barbados through to time of interview. Focusses on his association with the University of Toronto from 1949 in the Dept. of Classics, University College and its principals, the Office of the Registrar, the Faculty of Arts and Science, curricula, the transition to unicameralism and the University of Toronto Faculty Association.

Shepherd, Ronald M. H. "Ron"

Shook, Father Laurence Kennedy (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Laurence Kennedy Shook, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with family background. Focuses on period 1922-1982 when he was associated with St. Michael's College and the Basilian order, the administrative history of the University of St. Michael's College, the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, finances, the Dept. of English and the Dept. of History, academic faculties and curricula, the role of the federated colleges in University of Toronto, H. Marshall McLuhan and relations with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto.

Shook, Father Laurence Kennedy

Sirluck, Ernest (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Paul A. Bator. Covers Sirluck's education in Manitoba in the 1930s through his departure from the University of Toronto in 1970. Topics discussed include his graduate work in the Dept. of English at the University of Toronto and professors in the Dept. of English including E.K. Brown and A.S.P. Woodhouse, and the general state of graduate education in Canada. Focuses on the period of his tenure as Associate Dean and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (1962-1970), commenting on the administration of the School, university finances and budgeting, the role of the federated colleges, the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, the establishment of University Professorships, the Robarts Library, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the Graduate Dept. of Educational Theory, student-administrator relationships, the Americanization of the Faculty and the move to unicameralism.

Sirluck, Ernest

Hughes, Francis Norman (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Paul A. Bator. Discusses family history, apprenticeship in pharmacy in the 1920s, history of Ontario College of Pharmacy and its relation with the University of Toronto. Particular subjects discussed include curricula changes and developments in undergraduate, graduate and technicians programs, evolution of the profession and the development of specializations, influence of World War II on the profession, rleations with professional associations and development of pharmaceutical research, and post-war expansion in education with particular reference to the University of Toronto and the profession.

Hughes, Francis Norman

Arthur, Eric Ross (oral history)

Oral History Interview by Elizabeth Wilson. Discusses family background and his education in New Zealand through post-retirement work in architectural restoration and conservation. Focusses on Toronto years, 1923-1973, including his architectural education and apprenticeship, and appointment to the School of Architecture. The faculty, curricula, and students are discussed as well as Sidney Earle Smith. Other subjects covered include the effects of the depression on the architectural profession, work on the Planning Board of the City of Toronto and on the architectural design competition for Toronto's City Hall.

Arthur, Eric Ross

Ashley, Charles Allan (oral history)

Interview with Allan Ashley, professor of Political Economy, by Robin Harris. Discusses early family and educational background, World War I service and his first Canadian appointment to Queen's University. Describes the development of the Commerce and Finance Course in the Dept. of Political Economy at the University of Toronto, his relations with members of the Dept., successive presidents of the University, and residential life in Trinity College, 1934-1974, including comments on the Provosts, the role of Gerald Larkin and student acitivities.

Dewar, Frederick P. (oral history)

Oral history interview by Valerie Schatzker covers Dewar's family background and early education through to his predictions of the future of medicine. Focussing on the period 1930-1976, it discusses the Faculty of Medicine, student activities, staff and curriculum; the Toronto General Hospital; World War II service; the development of orthopedic surgery; post-graduate medical education and scoliosis.

Dewar, Frederick P.

Ellis, Roy Gilmore (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Barbara Byers. Commences with an account of his early childhood. Focusses on the Faculty of Dentistry, its administrative history, curricula, and faculty, the education of dental auxiliary personnel, dental clinics, advances in dental care and preventative dentristry. Also discusses the Senate, relations with Presidents Smith and Bissell and the Canadian Dental Association.

Ellis, Roy Gilmore

Emory, Florence Helen Maud (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Barbara Byers. Covers family background through retirement, focussing on her career in public health nursing prior to appointment to the University of Toronto, the development of nursing education at University of Toronto from its beginnings as the Department of Public Health Nursing in the School of Hygiene through to the achievement of faculty status 1920-1972, faculty, curricula, teaching hospitals, degrees, registration of nurses, the roles played by Presidents Falconer, Cody and Smith, and other nursing educators, notably Edith Kathleen Russell, Nettie Douglas Fidler and M. Jean Wilson.

Emory, Florence Helen Maud

Fritz, Madeleine Alberta (oral history)

Oral history interview with Madeleine Alberta Fritz, by Elizabeth Wilson. Covers family background and early education though post-retirement research, ca. 1920-1974. Subjects discussed include undergraduate work at McGill University, the Dept. of Geology, the Royal Ontario Museum, Presidents Falconer, Cody, and Smith, women geologists, and her own research on polyzon (bryozon).

Fritz, Madeleine Alberta

Grube, George Maximilian Antony (oral history)

Oral history interview by Robin Harris. Commences with a brief summary of pre-University of Toronto days through to his last campaign for public office. Focusses on the period ca. 1928-1950s, the effects of the Great Depression on the University of Toronto and particularly on Trinity College. Other subjects discussed include salaries and allowances in the Dept. of Classics, curricula, faculty and students, relations with the School of Graduate Studies, the Provosts of Trinity College, the Senate and political participation of faculty.

Grube, Georges Maximilien Antoine

Heard, John Frederick (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers his university education through Directorship of the David Dunlap Observatory, ca. 1925-1975. Comments on his studies at the University of Western Ontario, McGill, London, and the Greenwich Observatory. Discusses the history of the David Dunlap Observatory, Clarence Augustus Chant, and the Dept. of Astronomy, with reference to its faculty, students and relations with the Observatory. Includes comments on appointments, promotions and tenure, salaries and allowances, and the effect of Sputnik I on research grants.

Heard, John Frederick

Hermant, Sydney Morris (oral history)

Oral history interview by Robin Harris. Covers entrance to the University through his election as Vice Chairman, Governing Council, ca. 1929-1975. Focuses on student activities, Hart House, the Dept.of Political Economy, W.P.M. Kennedy and the curricula in law, the efects of the Great Depression on the University, Presidents Falconer through Evans, the Students' Administrative Council, National Federation of Canadian University Students (NFCUS), the Senate, the Board of Governors, Governing Council, and the events surrounding the election of the Chancellor in 1947.

Hermant, Sydney Morris

Huntsman, Archibald Gowanlock (oral history)

Oral History interview with Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman, by Elizabeth Wilson. Covers arrival at University of Toronto through post-retirement work, ca. 1902-73. Focuses on his research on fish reproduction and migration, on fishery products, and on fish preservation for the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. Discusses University Presidents Falconer, Cody, Smith and Bissell, and Faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine and the Dept. of Biology.

Huntsman, Archibald Gowanlock

Kirkwood, Mossie May Waddington (oral history)

Oral history interview with Mossie May Waddington Kirkwood, by Elizabeth Wilson. Covers undergraduate years through to retirement, focusing on the period ca. 1910-55. Discusses Trinity College, the education of women and role of women faculty, her philosophy of education, physical education and training for women, members of the faculty, Presidents Falconer and Cody, student housing and student activities.

Kirkwood, Mossie May Waddington

Laskin, Bora (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Robin Harris. Covers decision to study at the University of Toronto through retirement from the Board of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, ca. 1930-1970. Discusses legal education, the curricula, faculty and administrative history of the Faculty of Law, and disputes between the Law Society of Upper Canada and the University concerning legal education. Other subjects covered include the University of Toronto Faculty Association, the Canadian Association of University Teachers, Claude Bissell, the Laskin Committee on the School of Graduate Studies, the Senate, Governing Council and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Laskin, Bora

Levesconte, Helen Primrose (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers family history through retirement, ca. 1914-1967. Gives an account of her first encounters with Occupational Therapy during World War I, Professors Bott and Haultain and their therapeutic use of handcraft with veterans, the Division of University Extension and the establishment of a diploma course in Occupational Therapy. The faculty, students, curricula and quarters of Rehabilitation Medicine are discussed, together with the development of the combined course in Physical and Occupational Therapy and transfer to the Faculty of Medicine.

Levesconte, Helen Primrose

MacGillivray, Agnes Telfer (oral history)

Oral history interview by Humphrey N. Milnes. Covers her undergraduate years at the University of Toronto through retirement. Focusses on the period 1912-1960, the curricula and faculty in the Faculty of Arts, the effects of World War I on the University, her work on the University of Toronto Roll of Honour and in the Office of the Registrar, the Office of the President and the Faculty of Music.

MacGillivray, Agnes Telfer

McCorkell, Edmund Joseph (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Richard Alway. Commences with decision to accept a religious vocation through to retirement. Focusses on the period 1910-1960, training for the Basilians, the Dept. of English, the effects of World War I on the Basilians, the University of St. Michael's College, the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, finances, land titles for St. Michael's property, athletics and student activities.

McCorkell, Edmund Joseph

Moloney, Peter Joseph (oral history)

Oral history interview with Peter Moloney by Elizabeth Wilson. Covers from his arrival in Toronto through his research activities in retirement. Focusses on the period 1910-1974, he discusses undergraduate curricula in Arts, student housing, the Graduate Dept. of Chemistry, the Connaught Medical Research Laboratories, the School of Hygiene, insulin and the development of vaccines and toxins.

Moloney, Peter Joseph

Phillips, Charles Edward (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Barbara Byers. Covers family background and education at Harbord Collegiate Institute through the establishment of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Focuses on the period from ca. 1925-1966, his teaching career at the University of Toronto Schools and the Ontario College of Education, curricula, faculty, students, finances, relations between Ontario College of Education and the Government of Ontario, and University of Toronto and the establishment of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Phillips, Charles Edward

Slack, Zerada (oral history)

Oral history interview by Elizabeth Wilson with Zerada Slack, Director of Athletics and Physical Education for Women as part of the Library Oral History Project. Account of her involvement with athletics and physical education and training for women at McGill University, as a high school teacher in Hamilton, with the Y.W.C.A. during World War II, and at the University of Toronto. Focusses on the period 1946-1961, the development of intercollegiate athletics for women, salaries and allowances and available facilities for women, events leading to the constrution of the Benson Building, and the expansion in curricula and student activities.

Slack, Zerada

Smith, Leonard (oral history)

Oral history interview with Leonard Smith conducted by Humphrey Milnes as part of the Library Oral History Project. Covers the period 1920-1974, focusing on anecdotes concerning senior administrative staff and faculty. Discusses convocations, the administrative history of the University and the effects of the Great Depression and World War II on the University.

Smith, Leonard

Surerus, John Alvin (oral history)

Oral history interview with John Surerus done as part of the Library Oral History Project by Humphrey N. Milnes. Commences with an account of his primary and secondary education. Focusses on his career at Victoria College and subsequently with the Dept. of German; the effects of both World Wars on the Department and the University. Discusses his associates on the faculty and staff of the University as well as various aspects of the administrative history of the University and Appleby College.

Surerus, John Alvin

Wightman, Keith John Roy "Cator" (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with a discussion of his family background and early education. Focusses on the period of 1930-1977, the administrative history of the Faculty of Medicine, its teaching staff and curriculum changes and developments, specifically in the Dept. of Therapeutics. Also discusses the Toronto General Hospital, provincial aide to higher education in medicine, the Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation and Gairdner Foundation.

Wightman, Keith John Roy "Cator"

Wayman, Morris (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Robin Harris. Covers his years as a student in the Toronto public school system and as an undergraduate and graduate student in chemistry at the University of Toronto, 1932-1941; extra-curricular activities as founder of the Communist Club of the University of Toronto, in the University College Parliamentary Club and the Historical Club of the University of Toronto. Especially good on student politics in the 1930s.

Wayman, Morris

Cadario, Paul (oral history)

Oral history interview with Paul Cadario conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers interviewee's family background through post-graduation activities. Focuses on the period 1969-1982 discussing choice of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, its curricula, faculty including Dean James Milton Ham, student activities, the Students' Administrative Council, Governing Council, Oxford University and work with the Alumni Association and the Associates of the University of Toronto.

Cadario, Paul

Careless, James Maurice Stockford (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor James Maurice Stockford Careless, conducted by Paul A. Bator. Focusses on the period of active association with University of Toronto, ca. 1935-1983. Topics discussed include the administrative history of the Dept. of History, the University curricula, student activities, Graduate Dept. of History and the School of Graduate Studies, the growth of Canadian History, the Canadian Historical Review, Harvard University, and personal research on George Brown.

Careless, J.M.S (James Maurice Stockford)

Claringbold, David Small (oral history)

Oral history interview with David Small Claringbold conducted by Paul Bator. Covers his career at the University of Toronto from mailboy through to his secretaryship of Governing Council in 1972. Discusses Hart House, role of Wardens John Burgon Bickersteth, Nicholas Ignatieff and Joseph McCulley, purchase of Caledon Farm, the Ajax Division, functions of the Board of Governors, its Committees, the transition to unicameralism and the operations of Governing Council.

Claringbold, David Small

Dupre, Joseph Stefan (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Joseph Stefan Dupre conducted by Paul A. Bator. Focusses on the Dept. of Political Economy (1963-1984), its faculty, students and curricula, the University of Toronto Faculty Association, the Centre for Urban and Community Studies and Dean Ernest Sirluck. Topics covered include appointments, promotions and tenure, the Senate, transition to unicameralism, federal and provincial aid to higher education and university and colleges finance.

Dupre, Joseph Stefan

Etkin, Bernard (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Bernard Etkin conducted by Paul A. Bator. Covers high school education though his term as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, ca. 1936-1979. Topics discussed include student orientation and initiation into the Faculty, curricula in the Faculty with particular references to the Engineering and Physics courses, his work in Canadian aeronautic industries, the effects of World War II, Ajax Division, the Association of Teaching Staff, Haist rules, Senate and Board of Governors, the Commission on University Government, student activities, the development of unicameralism and administration of the Governing Council.

Etkin, Bernard

Forster, Donald Frederick (oral history)

Oral history interview with Donald F. Forster, President, University of Guelph (former U. of T. professor of Political Economy, Vice President, and President-elect at time of his death, 1983) conducted by Paul Bator. Covers Forster's arrival at the University of Toronto as a student through his departure to the University of Guelph, ca. 1952-75. Focusses on the Dept. of Political Economy, faculty, students, curricula, student housing, student activities and demonstrations, the Office of the President, Office of the Vice-President and Provost, the transition to unicameralism, and the Canadian Annual Review.

Forster, Donald Frederick

Forward, Dorothy Florence (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Paul A. Bator. Covers family background through retirement, ca. 1920-1978. Discusses the Dept.of Botany, faculty, students and curricula, student activities at Victoria University in the 1920s, the University of Toronto Faculty Association, the effects of World War II on the university and particularly on botanical research, and women in science.

Forward, Dorothy Florence

Gow, James (oral history)

Oral history interview with Mr. James Gow conducted by Paul A. Bator. Commences with Gow's high school education through retirement. Focusses on the period 1947-1982, Gow's time on staff and he comments on the Deans and academic faculty of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, student activities, student housing, and student-administrator relations, the work of the Office of the Assistant Dean and Secretary, the Ajax Division and the effects of computers.

Gow, James

Graham, Theodore Corbett George (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor T.C. Graham conducted by Paul Bator. Covers Graham's undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering through his retirement from the Directorship of the Institute of Business Administration. Focuses on the period 1950-1960, the faculty, students, curricula and degrees of the Institute, the Senate and the selection of Oscar Warren Main as his successor.

Graham, Theodore Corbett George

Hanly, Charles Mervyn Taylor (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Charles M. T. Hanly, conducted by Paul Bator; includes summary. Covers family background and early education through to a discussion of the operations of Governing Council. Focusses on the period 1950-1980 and the Dept. of Philosophy, faculty, students, and curricula, Fulton Henry Anderson, student activities, Oxford University, salaries and allowances, student demonstrations in the 1960s, Rochedale College, the Transitional Year Program, the transition to unicameralism, the University of Toronto Faculty Association and the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations.

Hanly, Charles Mervyn Taylor

Harding, Charles Malim (oral history)

Oral history interview with Charles Malim Harding conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers Harding's family background and education through his retirement as first Chairman of Governing Council. Focusses on the years 1967-1976, covering his service on the Board of Governors, transition to Governing Council with comments on the Commission on University Government, the University-Wide Committee, the role of the provincial government, President John Robert Evans, and McMaster University.

Harding, Charles Malim

Harris, William Bowles (oral history)

Oral history interview with William Bowles Harris conducted by Paul Bator; includes summary. Covers his arrival at the University of Toronto as an undergraduate through his selection as first Vice-Chairman of Governing Council, 1946-1972. Topics discussed include faculty, curricula, Hart House and student activities, the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, Board of Governors, the Senate, the Commission on University Government, the University-Wide Committee, the sale of the Connaught Medical Research Fund, the Presidential Search Committe for a replacement for Claude Bissell. Other subjects include John Evans, Claude Bissell, Malim Harding, and Trent University.

Harris, William Bowles

Stuart, Ronald Stiles (oral history)

Interview recorded as part of the Library Oral History Project by Robin Harris of Ronald Stewart who was a student in chemistry during World War II, 1940-1944. Discusses life as a student with observations on the programme, faculty, facilities and extra-curricular activitities.

Stuart, Ronald Stiles

Ireland, Frances A. (oral history)

Oral history interview with Mrs. Frances Ireland conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers family background and education through to retirement, focussing on the period 1934-1979. Subjects discussed include Trinity College, Dept. of Classics, student activities, student housing, the effects of World War II on the University, the administrative history of the University and particularly the Office of the President through the incumbencies of Presidents Cody, Smith, Bissell, Evans and Ham. Tape summary available.

Ireland, Frances A.

Jones, Llewellyn Edward (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Llewellyn E. (Ted) Jones, conducted by Paul A. Bator; includes summary. Covers Professor Jones' family bcakground and early education through his retirement. Focusses on the period 1933-1975, and the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, its history, faculty, student activities, curricula, the Ajax Division, his role as unofficial Faculty Advisor, Hart House and Know College.

Jones, Llewellyn Edward

Kruger, Arthur (oral history)

Oral history interview with Principal Arthur M. Kruger conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers early academic career, choice of discipline, post-graduate work, teaching at University of Toronto, 1959-1962, Wharton School and his return to University of Toronto 1963. Discusses his administration of Woodsworth College, 1974-1977, and his tenures as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, 1977-1982. Other subjects include admission standards and curricula, planning, administration and governance.

Kruger, Arthur

Main, Oscar Warren (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Oscar Warren Main, conducted by Paul Bator. Covers the period from his arrival at the University of Toronto in 1941 through to his retirement in 1982. Discusses the history of the Centre for Industrial Relations, the Institute of Business Administration, the Faculty of Management Studies, curricula, faculty, the role of part-time students, buildings, particularly those occupied by or proposed for the Centre, Institute and Faculty, relations with the Dept. of Political Economy, particularly regarding the Commerce and Finance program, the School of Graduate Studies, Presidents Sidney Smith, Claude Bissell and John Evans, Harold Innis, Vincent Bladen, Eric Phillips, the Senate, Board of Governors and the administration of the University of Toronto.

Main, Oscar Warren

Moir, John Sargent (oral history)

Oral history interview with Douglas Tushingham and Ronald Williams conducted by John S. Moir. Interviews for John Moir's "History of Biblical Studies in Canada" (1982). The theme is biblical archaeology, with emphasis on the roles played by individuals at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum. Douglas Tushingham was Chief Archaeologist at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).

Moir, John Sargent

Morgan, Brian (oral history)

Oral history interview with Brian Morgan conducted by Paul A. Bator. Discusses the life of a student politician at the University of Toronto. Focusses on Trinity College, Students' Administrative Council, student housing, the role of students in university government, the transition to unicameralism and events leading to the construction of and undergraduate access to the Robarts Library, and student-administrator relations.

Morgan, Brian

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