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Stuart Donald Robertson fonds

  • UTA 1711
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1955-1985

Records documenting Dr. S.D.T. Robertson's career as a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Included are theses of students he supervised, student term papers, lectures and course notes. There are also files related to his research specifically in the field of electric transportation systems and electrical distribution system design. Special media materials relate to his work on electric vehicles.

Robertson, Stuart Donald

Robert Scollard fonds

  • UTA 1752
  • Fonds
  • 1982, 1987

Consists of 2 accessions

B1986-0101: Portrait of Robert Scollard, Archivist, St. Michael's College. June 1982

B1988-0006: Interview with Father Robert Scollard conducted by Ann Maclean for the Toronto Area Archivist Group newsletter. Topics covered include the establishment of the St. Michael's College Archives, types of holdings in the Archives, Fr. Scollard's contribution's to the history of St. Michael's and his involvement in the Toronto archival community. 7 November 1987.

Scollard, Robert

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

Consulting

As a recognized expert in linguistics Prof. Chambers was frequently approached by external organizations and private individuals to provide expert advice and testimony in disputes over the use and meaning of language terms. This series documents his activities in two areas of consulting, forensic linguistics and trade marks. Forensic linguistics is the application of linguistic knowledge, methods and insights to the forensic context of law, crime investigation, trial, and judicial procedure. Forensic linguistics applies the theories, constructs and analytical methods of linguistics to questions which arise in civil, criminal and security investigations and adjudication.

This series documents Prof. Chambers work in this area including expert witness and consultant in criminal and civil cases relating to such matters as the language of pornography, morality of language , decoding telephone conversations, etc. (1972-2006) .Also included are subject files relating to his expert testimony by affidavit in the matter of oppositions under the Trade Marks Act. These include such companies as Coca Cola, services to the Chor Pee & Company (Singapore) for analysis of tape recording in case of Republic National Bank and Yap Lip Yeong (992), Levi Strauss, Jane Parker Bakery, among others.

Conferences

The series consists of files relating to various conferences attended or organized by Prof. Eddie. Among the conferences documented is the First Conference on German Cliometrics, a joint project of the University of Toronto’s Joint Initiative in German and European Studies and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Institute of Economic History) held in Toronto September 23 to 26, 1999. Prof. Eddie co-ordinated this conference with his colleague, Dr. Joerg Baten. Among the records documenting this conference are 10 cassette tapes of sessions as well as informal digital photographs of participants at sessions and social activities. Photographs were taken by Prof. Eddie and a student.
Other files document conferences held at the University of Toronto, International History Congress at Leuven (1989-1990), the Economic History Congress (IEHA) in Buenos Aires (2002), and the 2nd Conference on German Cliometrics, Tübingen, Germany (2006) and the Economic History Society at the University of Nottingham (2008). Files may contain correspondence, notes, manuscripts of papers delivered both by Prof. Eddie and others, etc.

Pimlott 1995 accession

This accession documents primarily the research and writing activities of Prof. Pimlott during his academic career as a student, environmentalist and teacher of zoology and forestry at the University of Toronto. Documentation of his participation in various national and inter-national organizations is found among professional correspondence (Series I) and subject files (Series IV). Drafts and offprints of his writings as a student (including his doctoral thesis), government employee, and professor of zoology at the University of Toronto are contained in Series VI and VII. Much of the early data he collected on moose for both his theses and government reports and later, on wolves are to be found in the research materials and field notebooks in Series VIII and Series IX. Additional correspondence following his death on July 31, 1978 has been preserved in Series III and contains tributes, and summaries of his contributions and accomplishments to wildlife management and the environment.

Artist on Fire

16mm film, original elements – 5 rolls
¼” sound reels – original recordings – 11 reels

Speeches and public talks

Consists of drafts and final versions of speeches and public talks, conference programmes and attendee lists, rough notes, related correspondence, secondary sources including newspaper clippings, and workshop materials related to speeches and public talks given by Eichler throughout her career.

Course materials

Dr. Pimlott was appointed to the Department of Zoology in 1962. This series contains all that has survived of course materials and student reports for three courses taught by Dr. Pimlott in zoology. Also included is a tape and transcript of instructions for a new course in Animal ecology dictated shortly before his death in March, 1978.

Addresses

Dr. Pimlott's expertise in wildlife preservation and the ecology resulted in requests to speak at conferences, government bodies and meetings of various local groups interested in the environment. These files consist of rough notes prepared for talks in Halifax, Sault Ste Marie, Regina and other unidentified locations on such topics as Arctic ecology and off-shore drilling, history of Algonquin Wildlands League, and wolves and men, among others. Also included is a tape recording of a talk by Stephen Lewis to public meeting of the Algonquin Wildlands League.

Sound recordings

These sound tapes were given to Professor Barbeau by Professor Warwick Sawyer at the time of his retirement in the 1970s. Includes two 1964 lectures by professor Edward F. Assmus, Jr. (1931–1998) on Algebraic Coding Theory as well as a talk by Harvard Mathematics Professor Garrett Birkhoff (1911-1996) on the history of computing math. All three lectures were possibly for the same event in February 1964 “lecture to AYI”.

Lectures by professor Edward F. Assmus, Jr. (1931–1998) on Algebraic Coding Theory and a talk by Harvard Mathematics Professor Garrett Birkhoff (1911-1996) on the history of computing math

These sound tapes were given to Professor Barbeau by Professor Warwick Sawyer at the time of his retirement in the 1970s. Includes two 1964 lectures by professor Edward F. Assmus, Jr. (1931–1998) on Algebraic Coding Theory as well as a talk by Harvard Mathematics Professor Garrett Birkhoff (1911-1996) on the history of computing math. All three lectures were possibly for the same event in February 1964 “lecture to AYI”. «

Research files

These files consist of correspondence, notes, photographs and negatives, articles used for research, and drafts of manuscripts relating to Professor Rouillard's ongoing research about the Turks in French history, thought, and literature.

Personal and biographical

This series includes some personal correspondence including many congratulatory letters when Evans was appointed President of the University of Toronto. There is one box of documents that Evan himself pulled together for a possible autobiography. Accompanying these are his notes on various aspects of his career. This series includes documentation including certificates, diplomas, plaque and medals for his many awards and recognitions. Finally, cassette tapes of interviews Dr. Evans did on radio programs including “Voice of the Pioneer and CBC Morningside.

Speeches, talks, and addresses

Dr. Evans’ ideas have been disseminated most widely, through the many addresses he has been invited to deliver locally, nationally and internationally. It is here that his genius for analysis, organization and foresight and his breadth of vision and his humanity become most apparent. The addresses range over four decades of professional experience, including many to students, but also encompass tributes to family, friends, and colleagues who have meant so much to him over the years and to religious and social organizations.

There are a few small gaps of up to three or four months in some years, and only one address each for 1972 and 1973. These two are the beginning of a substantial gap that extends to 1989. From 1972 to 1978 Dr. Evans was president of the University of Toronto and speeches given then are located elsewhere in the University of Toronto Archives, primarily in A1979-0042 and A1983-0049. The latter accession also includes some of his addresses while Dean of Medicine at McMaster University. That still leaves, however, a decade of missing addresses.

The files contain correspondence, research files, notes, programs, drafts of addresses (some of which were eventually published – see Series 7). The arrangement is chronological by date of address.

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