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Mary Hazel Cornelia Wrightman fonds

  • UTA 1981
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1974

Papers of Mary Wrightman, consisting of files relating to her graduation (B.A., 1914), her retirement from the Library, invitations to various official university functions, the centenary of the University College, and the 50th and 60th anniversary reunions of the Class of IT4; Includes a photograph of Clara Cynthia Benson, Professor of Food Chemistry, n.d.

Wrightman, Mary Hazel Cornelia

Arthur Hartmann fonds

  • CA OTUFM 21
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1956

Fonds consists of a photograph and correspondence.

Hartmann, Arthur

James W. Bain fonds

  • UTA 1027
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1910

Drawings for the first to third year drawing courses in chemical engineering (diploma programme) taken by J. Watson Bain at the School of Practical Science, 1893-1896; photoprint of the executive of the SPS Engineering Society, 1896-1897; membership certificate from the American Society of Chemical Engineers, 1910.

Bain, James W.

John Davidson Ketchum fonds

  • UTA 1451
  • Fonds
  • [189-]-1970

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1969-0004: Collection of songs, poems and skits of a humorous nature directly related to the faculty and students of the Department of Psychology. Most of the work is by J.D. Ketchum, but some is by students and other members of staff. (1 box, 1929-1961)

B1974-0072: Ketchum Family correspondence and papers. Personal correspondence and diaries of John Davidson Ketchum; "Ruhleben" manuscript: drafts of chapters, research materials including articles on Ruhleben Prison Camp, 1914-1918 (c1961); student notes, BA and MA theses. Addresses, papers, articles in psychology. The majority of these papers concern Prof. Ketchum's experiences and research regarding the Ruhleben prison camp. Photographs of Ketchum family members. (41 boxes, 1897-1970)

Ketchum, John Davidson

Ralph Presgrave fonds

  • UTA 1676
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1918

24 black-and-white photographs documenting the activities of the Overseas Training Company of the Canadian Officers Training Company, University of Toronto, during World War I. Includes images of the OTC tents in the quad outside Burwash Hall and a final photograph before it was disbanded, trenches in Forest Hill, and a photoprint of Philosopher's Walk, looking north towards Bloor Street.

Presgrave, Ralph

Norwood Family fonds

  • UTA 1619
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1953

Correspondence, curricula notes, photographs, diary, offprints of Gilbert Norwood. Some personal papers of Frances M. H. Norwood. Photographs include members of the Norwood family; men and women of the Canadian General Hospital No. 4 (University of Toronto) posing on front of University College. (Photoprint of Canadian General Hospital No. 4 taken by Panoramic Camera Co., Toronto.)

B2018-0005 contains a file of mimeographed and annotated copies of two one-act plays by Gilbert Norwood: "Brightening the Classics: a college farce in one act" and and "Pandora's Box", written in 1932 and 1933 and produced in the theatre space at the University College Women's Union in 1934, with a covering letter from Ruth Davidson, wife of Edward ("Ted") Moss Davidson (BA, UC 1934) who acted in both plays.

Norwood Family

Ann E. McJanet fonds

  • UTA 1538
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1959

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B2007-0001: Sketch books for 2nd and 3rd year assignments,as well as one group photograph of 1st year University of Toronto architecture students, 1955, document Ann McJanet's (nee Hill) time as a student in Architecture, 1955-57. There is also a group photograph of residents of Falconer House for 1955-56. Each photograph has a partially completed key that identifies some of the individuals. 1955-1959

B2008-0024: This accession contains tracings and photocopies of the final presentation drawings of the Danby House in Fallowfield, completed by Ann E. McJanet in her 3rd year of architecture. 1958

McJanet, Ann E.

Clarence Dana Rouillard fonds

  • UTA 1725
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1989

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1993-0025: Correspondence, research notes, drafts of plays, articles and addresses, manuscripts and graphic records relating to Professor Rouillard's work and research on the Turks in French literature. 13 boxes, 1931-1989.

B1998-0003: A copy of "Notaire due Havre", annotated, 1954 and related correspondence including some correspondence from author Georges Duhamel to Dana Rouillard. 1 box, 1954-1969.

Rouillard, Clarence Dana

Aikins Family fonds

  • UTA 1005
  • Fonds
  • 1855, 1921

Letter from J.C. Aikins to his brother, W.J. Aikins, 6 March, 1865, regarding proposals for the establishment of the faculties of medicine and law in the University of Toronto. Portrait of Moses Henry Aikins, taken by Notman & Fraser. Obituary of Moses Henry Aikins, 1921.

Aikins Family

George Williams Brown fonds

  • UTA 1091
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1920-1959

Personal records of George Brown, including personal and professional correspondence, course notes (?), lecture notes in Canadian and American history, including mimeographed ones prepared for the Prisoner of War camps in Canada during World War II (1943-1944); research notes, drafts of articles and offprints; bibliography cards; glass-plate negatives and card index to photographs.

Brown, George Williams

William Edward Gallie fonds

  • UTA 1307
  • Fonds
  • [189-?] - 1963

The William Edward Gallie fonds consists of 6 series based largely on his work as a surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Toronto General Hospital, as well as his role at the University of Toronto as Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Medicine. The majority of the records relate to Gallie’s publications, lectures, public addresses, and research. The fonds also includes a small amount of personal ephemera such as event invitations and newspaper clippings. The W. E. Gallie fonds consists of the following series: 1) Writings & Publication Drafts, 2) Lectures and Public Addresses, 3) Research, 4) Correspondence, 5) Personal Ephemera, and 6) Photographs & Graphic Materials.

Gallie, William Edward

Kay Armatage fonds

  • UTA 1016
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2011

This fonds documents various facets of Prof. Armatage’s career as a filmmaker, senior programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, and a professor of Cinema Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Toronto. The academic activity files in Series 1 give an overview of the breadth of her interests, achievements and promotions. Lecture notes and other course materials in Series 2, along with comments on student works found in Series 3, document her teaching role. These will be especially useful to researchers interested in understanding the early beginnings of both women studies and cinema studies and how these developing academic disciplines were being taught to students. Prof. Armatage’s role as a programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival is documented in her extensive notes found in notebooks where she recorded critiques of films she was screening. These are found in Series 4. The extent of her filmmaking is documented in Series 7 and contains preserved original film elements to several of Prof. Armatage’s films, along with a limited amount of related documentation on the making of these films. Unfortunately, this fonds does not contain release prints for these titles.

This fonds has only a small amount of records relating to her published academic works as well as files relating to conferences she organized and associations in which she was active. These can be found in Series 5 and Series 6.

Armatage, Kay

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

John McCrae fonds

  • UTA 1539
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1962

Photographs of or relating to Lt. Col. John McCrae

McCrae, John

William Stewart McCullough fonds

  • UTA 1543
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1972

Professional records of Dr. William Stewart McCullough, professor of Near Eastern Studies. Records include correspondence concerning publications, faculty appointments, and teaching. Also included are manuscripts for Dr. McCullough's various article publications. There are also University publications such as convocation programmes, invitations, menus, and calendars. Records also include photographs of Dr. McCullough and other individuals.

McCullough, William Stewart

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

Brown (John Price) Family fonds

  • UTA 1087
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1898-1972

Correspondence, articles, and photographs relating to the activities of John Price Brown (MB 1868, MD 1869), and members of his family, including his son, Newton Harcourt Brown, and grandson, Newton Price Harcourt Brown; also the script of a play by Louis Alexander MacKay, one of several produced in Hart House Theatre.

Also includes a framed charcoal portrait of Dr. John Price Brown drawn by his son Newton Harcourt Brown. (B2006-0019)

Brown, John Price

Robert H. Blackburn fonds

  • UTA 1063
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1989, 2004-2014

Fonds consists of 3 accessions

B1987-0074: 19 photos of false ceiling at Robarts Library, 1983. (1 folder, 1983)

B1989-0036: Personal records of Robert H. Blackburn, University Librarian, consisting of personal correspondence (1955-1981); RCAF flying log books (1942-1945); correspondence files arranged by author, A-W (1981-1986); files relating to his Carnegie tour (1950-1952), his being an editorial advisor to Collier's (1953-1988), and chair of the board of the Streetsville Public Library (1964-1965); addresses, with covering correspondence (1961-1987) and notes, research documents relating to and a typescript of his history of the University of Toronto library system, "Evolution of the Heart". (5 boxes, 1942-1989)

B2014-0008: Contains correspondence and several drafts of Robert H. Blackburn's memoir "From Barley Field to Academe". Much of the correspondence is between Karen Turko, the Director, Donor Relations and Development of the U of T Libraries, Chief Librarian's Office, and numerous proof readers and several publishing companies including the U of T Press. Also includes a copy of Blackburn's speech for the book launch. (1 box, 2004-2014)

Blackburn, Robert H.

Gerald Alfred Wrenshall fonds

  • UTA 1974
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1970

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1979-0017: Experiments on insulin assay, insulin extractions and other plan experiments; minutes of meetings within the university including external organization such as the International Diabetes Foundation; administrative files relating to grant and supplies; correspondence, galley proof, index to content or outline of publications relating to publishing proceedings or articles. (43 boxes, 1943-1970)

B1980-0007: Further papers of Gerald A. Wrenshall, Professor in the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, contain plans for experiments conducted by Prof. Wrenshall or with another individual, papers reviewed by Prof. Wrenshall as a member of the Editorial Board of "Diabetes", The Journal of the American Diabetes Association, reprints of articles, copies of Bulletin, correspondence requesting copies of reprints/publications. (18 boxes, 1940-1968)

Wrenshall, Gerald Alfred

Samuel Hollander fonds

  • UTA 1386
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2013

These accessions of personal records provide a fairly complete representation of Samuel Hollander’s professional life as an academic. The accessions cover his entire career from his student days at the London School of Economics to his retirement from the University of Toronto in 1998 and his appointment at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel in 2000. Correspondence, found in the various series gives a rich commentary on his professional endeavours and gives a good overview of the debates surrounding Hollander’s work. Lecture notes and taped lectures document how his ideas were taught in the classroom and his Ph.D. files found in Series 5 show his dedication to the teaching and mentor roles for which he is so highly regarded.

Hollander, Samuel

Joseph Oscar Wilhelm fonds

  • UTA 1952
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1927-1930

Fifty-five glass lantern slides document helium experiments that took place in Department of Physics in the 1920s. They originally belonged to Prof. Joseph O. Wilhelm, lecturer and co-author with J.C. McLennan of various articles. The slides were used to illustrate these articles and may also have been used for teaching. Includes original spectrographic data for the Raman Effect, views of scientific laboratory equipment, mostly likely the helium laboratory, as well as line drawings of the Helium Liquefier and the Oxygen Apparatus.

Wilhelm, Joseph Oscar

Kenneth B. Jackson fonds

  • UTA 1430
  • Fonds
  • 1918 - [195-], [predominantly 1918-1940]

Approximately 3500 to 4000, 3.25 x 4.25 inch glass plate negatives and roll film negatives taken by K.B. Jackson, Chairman of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science from 1942 to 1963. Subjects include: the W.W.I. military from Canada (Petawawa) and Europe; France, Germany, England and Scotland (1923); and Jackson family photos. Many of the photographs concern the University of Toronto: exteriors and interiors of professors’ houses (1920-1939); portraits of university professors (1920-1939); Hart House theatricals and Camera Club; and the first snowmobile prototype. There are also photographic land survey experiments, photographic aerial survey experiments, and physics lab experiments.

Jackson, Kenneth B.

University of Toronto. School of Hygiene fonds

  • UTA 0193
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1975

This fonds from the School of Hygiene contains 9 accessions. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. School of Hygiene

University of Toronto. New College fonds

  • UTA 0264
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2017

This fonds contains 2 accession of records. See accession-level description for details.

University of Toronto. New College

Gordon Neil Patterson fonds

  • UTA 1646
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1991

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of Dr. Gordon Neil Patterson, founder and first Director of the Institute for Aeronautical Studies at the University of Toronto. Consists of three accessions of records:
-B1984-0021: Twenty-five bound volumes containing correspondence, minutes, memoranda, notes, reports, manuscripts, publications, lectures, addresses, graphs, diagrams, drawings and photoprints assembled by Professor Patterson for his book, Pathway to Excellence: UTIAS -- the first twenty-five years (1977); bound photocopied volume of the Book of Aeronauts (1945). (1935-1974; 9 boxes)
-B1993-0040: Manuscripts, publications, notes, and correspondence relating to the activities of Professor Patterson in his capacity as an aeronautical engineer in England, Australia and as Director of the Institute for Aeronautical Studies at the University of Toronto. (1934-1991; 5 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
-B1995-0012: Correspondence, certificates, contracts, addresses, drafts of articles and books (including audiotapes), and photoprints (1930-1990; 9 boxes, 3 oversized folders, 6 audio cassette tapes)

Patterson, Gordon Neil

University of Toronto. Department of Medicine fonds

  • UTA 0064
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1977; (predominant 1960-1977)

This fonds contains 1 accession of records from the UofT's Department of Medicine. See accession-level description for details.

University of Toronto. Department of Medicine

A.P. Thornton fonds

  • UTA 1843
  • Fonds
  • 1921 -2004

Fonds consists of the professional and personal records of Prof. A.P. Thornton, historian and former Chair of the UofT’s Department of History. Records document some of his publishing activity, academic work presenting and teaching, as well as aspects of his personal life including creative writing and family history. While Prof. Thornton’s administrative role at the University is not significantly reflected in the records, the material contains documentation of the professor’s work with the Presidential Advisory Board in the mid-1980’s related to divestment in South Africa. Other records include family photographs, correspondence, and genealogical research.

Thornton, Archibald Paton

Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Student Society fonds

  • CA ON00357 2009
  • Fonds
  • 1927–1999

Fonds consists of the following series: Constitution, 1939-1994; Minutes, 1927-1999; Records of the President, 1954-1981; Financial records, 1932-1955; Various records, 1963-1999; Records of the Association of United Church Theological Student Communities, 1975-1977; Records of the Athletic Society, 1947-1965; Records of the Clerical Collar, 1968-1971; Records of the Cousland Lectures Committee, 1961-1978; Records of the Missionary Society, 1947-1965; Records of the Theological Society, 1955-1963; and Records of the Worship Committee, 1955-1963, 1983-1997.

Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Student Society

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Middle House fonds

  • CA ON00357 2081
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2000

Fonds consists of financial record book of Middle House, 1954–1975; a minute book, 1952–1960; a collection of reminiscences by a resident from 1952–1954, an address to the members, 1996; and miscellaneous records from the 2000s.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Middle House

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Stephenson House fonds

  • CA ON00357 2172
  • Fonds
  • ca 1892-2009, predominant 1940-2009

Fonds consists of constitution, 1990; minutes, 1940-1982; Board of Stewards minutes and other records, 1941-1979, 1991-1998, 2001-2009; financial record books, 1941-1965, 1990-1991, recipe and menu records, 2004-2005; and one series of photographs.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Stephenson House

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). French Department fonds

  • CA ON00357 2138
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1998

Fonds consists of Victoria College French Department files concerning individuals who have taught French courses at the College. The files include class evaluations, resumes, letters of recommendation, applications for sabbaticals and funding, and other correspondence, 1970-1998.

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). French Department

Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Registrar's Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2035
  • Fonds
  • 1893-2012

Fonds consists of the following series: Subject files, 1932-2003; Records relating to students, 1913-2003; Correspondence of the Registrar, 1928-1975; Records related to courses and programmes, 1893-2003; and Emmanuel College Chapel records, 1945-1960; Records related to orientation and convocations; and Records related to recruitment.

Series 4 - Records related to courses and programmes - contains records of Union Theological College, the antecedent of Emmanuel College.

Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Registrar’s Office

William Jackson Little fonds

  • CA ON00357 2108
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1951

Fonds consists of personal correspondence files, 1926-1949, photograph, and files re the W.S. Dyer Syndicate, which was formed to exploit an oil claim in the Northwest Territories, 1921-1930; minutes, financial records, correspondence regarding the O.R.B. Club, which was founded as a literary and dramatic organization in Toronto in 1908, 1929-1937; scrapbook including clippings about Victoria University, 1905-1918.

Little, William Jackson

Christopher Charles Love fonds

  • CA ON00357 2132
  • Fonds
  • 1933–1998

Fonds consists of the following series: Papers relating to Victoria University/University of Toronto, 1959–1998; General correspondence, 1951–1996; Papers relating to education and early employment, 1933–1984; Papers relating to literary activities, 1948–1992; and Personal papers/memorabilia, 1933–1997.

Love, Christopher Charles

Harold Bennett fonds

  • CA ON00357 2106
  • Fonds
  • 1915–1971

Fonds consists of speeches, addresses, lecture notes, degrees, memorabilia, correspondence, 1915–1971, of Harold Bennett; verse exercise by John Charles Robertson, 1929.

Bennett, Harold

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

Canadian General Hospital No. 4 (University of Toronto) fonds

  • UTA 0225
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1918, 1942

This fonds consists of 3 accessions of records from the Canadian General Hospital No. 4. See accesion-level descriptions for more details.

A1980-0021: Correspondence among Charles Kirk Clarke, William Belfry Hendry, James Alexander Roberts and others concerning the hospital unit, together with memoranda on the unit's history and personnel; war diary, in three volumes, recording daily activities of the hospital in Salonika; albums of photographs of the unit's activities in England, in Salonika, and en route to those places (1915-1918). This fonds also contains one photo print of the Hospital (1942).

A1988-0014: Panoramic view of the Canadian General Hospital No. 4 taken in England. (1 photoprint)

A2016-0043: This accession contains a selection of x-rays done on soldiers at the Canadian General Hospital No. 4 during, and shortly after the First World War. The x-rays are mounted in an album, which patient names and wound descriptions listed on the back of each image. The accession also contains 4 detailed autopsy record books. The autopsies appear to have been completed at Basingstoke, England, where Hospital No. 4 was relocated from its original station in Salonika, Poland. Neither the x-rays or the autopsy reports appear to be complete.

Canadian General Hospital No. 4 (University of Toronto)

Paul P. Biringer fonds

  • UTA 1058
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1992 [predominantly post 1942]

Correspondence, course notes, lecture notes, reports, research notes, consultant's files, patents, publications, photographs and slides documenting Paul Biringer's career as a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto and as a professional engineer.

Biringer, Paul P.

Milton Blackstone fonds

  • UTA 1064
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1941

Six scrapbooks compiled by Milton Blackstone relating to the Hart House String Quartet, and containing announcements, programmes, press clippings, and photographs.

Blackstone, Milton

Irvine Israel Glass fonds

  • UTA 1313
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1994

Fonds consists of records documenting the career of Irvine Glass as a specialist in shock waves, a professor and administrator at the Institute for Aerospace Studies and his personal interest in the Jewish peoples through his involvement, in particular, with Canadian Professors for Peace in the Middle East, the Committee of Concerned Scientists, and the Sino-Judaic Institute.

See accession-level descriptions and finding aids for further details.

Glass, Irvine Israel

McFarlen Family fonds

  • UTA 1545
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1981

Consists of 2 accessions

B1980-0022: Certificates and diplomas, notebook and examinations belonging to George Walter McFarlen relating to his early education as public school teacher, as a diploma student in civil engineering at the Ontario School of Practical Science and as Provincial Land Surveyor. Photoprints of members of McFarlen Family, and of the graduating class (?) of SPS c 1888.

B1982-0015: Genealogical information relating to the family of George and Ann McFarlen and their descendants in Canada, including George Walter McFarlen, SPS Dip.1888 (civil engineering); Thomas James McFarlen, SPS Dip. 1893 (civil engineering); Ruth Olive McFarlane, BA (philosophy) 1918 (Victoria); Arthur MacFarlane Toye, BASc 1925 (civil engineering); Walter Newton McFarlen, Arts (teacher's course), 1925-1926; Willena Hilda McFarlen, BA 1932 (Victoria); Deborah Ann McFarlen, BA, 1974 (Victoria), MA 1979; Claire Willena McFarlen, Arts 1980-1983 (University College); diary of George Walter McFarlen, 1926. Includes diary of George Walter McFarlen, 1926, and collection of articles on the McFarlens (1975-1981)

McFarlen Family

Stuart Grenville Hennessey fonds

  • UTA 1371
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1985

Personal records of Dr. Hennessey documenting his academic activities as professor in Dept. of Political Economy, especially with Extension and Professional Association education. Includes correspondence (1949-1985), lecture notes and course outlines (1933-1983); student assignments, student marks, essays and examinations (printed) (1924-1983); subject files; photographs.

Hennessey, Stuart Grenville

Marion Walker fonds

  • UTA 1930
  • Fonds
  • [1920?]-1998

This accession consists of the personal records of Marion Dorothy Walker. The records document Ms. Walker’s activities as a production assistant for Hart House Theatre, as a professor in the University of Toronto Department of Fine Art and as a creative writer. Types of records include: personal correspondence, manuscripts, theatre programmes, playbills, lecture notes, research notes, scrapbooks, costume designs, stage designs, photographs and slides. This accession is arranged in the following 5 series:

Series 1: Early Biographical Information
Series 2: Personal Correspondence
Series 3: Hart House Theatre
Series 4: Department of Fine Art
Series 5: Fiction

Walker, Marion Dorothy

Harold Scott Macdonald Coxeter fonds

  • UTA 1183
  • Fonds
  • 1891-2004 (predominant 1930-2003)

This fonds contains several series of records that document both Coxeter’s professional and personal life. Much of the professional correspondence in Series 2, as well as awards, tributes and obituaries found in Series 1 document his role as a mathematical mentor who influenced and inspired professional and amateur mathematicians alike. The bulk of the correspondence however mainly post dates his official retirement in 1980 and is therefore incomplete in documenting his extensive relationships with many mathematicians around the world throughout his lengthy career.

Four decades of correspondence, (1930s -1980), is not the only gap in the Coxeter fonds. Also missing is the voluminous amount of manuscripts for his articles and books along with research notes and drafts that would accompany such records. Nevertheless, what does exist of the professional correspondence, along with lectures in Series 5, course teaching notes in Series 7 and the few manuscripts and many geometrical drawings in Series 6, give researchers a window into his mathematical genius. There are also a full run of diaries, Series 4, that briefly record Coxeter’s day to day activities and thoughts.

Personal correspondence in Series 3, early family photographs in Series 9, early creative works in Series 10, diaries in Series 4 and Ph.D. records in Series 8 shed light onto various aspects of Coxeter’s life before arriving at the University of Toronto in 1936. These documents give researchers glimpses of his early childhood and upbringing, his early mastering of music, as well as, his research at Cambridge. His role as a father and husband as well as the relationships within the extended Coxeter family are best documented in a substantial part of the personal correspondence found in Series 3 as well in the daily diaries in Series 4.

The Coxeter fonds also includes some original items from other important mathematicians. There is a scrapbook of geometric drawings that belonged to fellow mathematician Alicia Boole Stott. This item dated 1899 makes up the entire Series 11. Also Coxeter acquired some of the papers belonging to 19th century British mathematician W.W. Rouse Ball presumably when he was producing further editions of one of Ball’s publications. This has been placed in Series 12.

Fonds also includes copies of Professor Coxeter's publications on mathematical problems that have been translated into other languages, and copies of Canadian and American counter-memorials and annexes to the International Court of Justice's "Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area, with covering correspondence (Coxeter was an adviser to the Canadian government).

Coxeter, Harold Scott Macdonald

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

Edythe Elmira Hough fonds

  • UTA 1392
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1915

Consists of course notes and text books relating to modern languages and history, as well as programmes and notices.

Hough, Edythe Elmira

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