- UTA 1990
Song Sheets distributed at the Varsity vs McGill football games on October 23, 1920, October, 1927 and December, 1930.
Song Sheets distributed at the Varsity vs McGill football games on October 23, 1920, October, 1927 and December, 1930.
Personal records of Frederic Urban, artist and lecturer in architecture, documenting his education, teaching and professional activities, particularly from his entering the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design in 1975 through his teaching at the University of Waterloo and the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Includes correspondence, notes, teaching materials, files on research in Italy and on exhibitions and performance. Also includes files on visiting lectureships, especially at the Nanjing Institute of Technology/South East University in Nanjing, China (1987-1988), architectural drawings, photographs, slides, posters, publications, film and video.
Fonds consists of 2 accessions:
B1972-0021: Personal records of Fulton Anderson, professor in (1926-1966) and sometime head (1945-1963) of the Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto and (1966-1968) Laurentian University. They consist partially of the material assembled for a proposed book on John Locke, and for books on Francis Bacon, Plato, and Coleridge; also correspondence, lecture notes, students' term papers, administrative files. There are also records belonging to George Sidney Brett. (44 boxes, 1920-1967)
B1973-0033: This accession contains only offprints; it should be checked against the other Fulton Anderson accession [B72-0021] to determine whether any need be kept. (1 box, 1942-1964)
Anderson, Fulton Henry
Fonds consists of 2 accessions
B1985-0028: Research notes and files assembled for and drafts of portions of Barry Levine's book, A Century of Skill and Vigour, a history of the Toronto Engineering Society. (1 box, 1984-1985)
B2000-0014: Photographs document the activities of the University of Toronto Engineering Society which were used in publications such as the Skule Calendar, 1980-81 and 1982-83, as well as original photographs and layouts used in the book authored by Levine "A Century of Skill and Vigour". One copy of a special Toike publication called Rodent Track, a parady of the car magazine Road and Track, is also included. (2 boxes and 1 item, 1977-1989)
Levine, Barry Glenn
This fonds consists of Professor Wrong's academic and professional papers as well as family records relating to George M. Wrong's family as well as those of his in-laws, the Edward Blake family. Among Prof Wrong's professional correspondence with fellow historians, and with politicians of the day such as Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Robert Borden, MacKenzie King; and others. Also included are the manuscripts of some of G. M. Wrong's essays and books, concerning Canadian and Commonwealth history. It also contains records relating to the Armstrong and Wrong families including postcards collected during trips overseas to Europe, England, China and Japan, photographs and family histories by G. M.Wrong ca 1938-1948 and by Dr. Norman Wrong in the 1970’s and donated in 1975.
Family records document three generations of the Wrong family predominantly, but also including Margaret Blake (wife of Edward Blake), her daughter, Sophia and wife of George Wrong, their children Margaret (Marga), Murray, Hume, Harold and Agnes, and their cousin, Gerald Edward Blake. Margaret Wrong was a leader in the student Christian movement and missionary educator in Africa. Murray Wrong was Commonwealth historian at Oxford University. Hume Wrong was lecturer in history at the University of Toronto and later diplomat and specialist in Canadian-American relations. Harold Wrong and, his cousin, Gerald Blake were students at the University of Toronto who died in World War I. Agnes Wrong Armstrong was a leader of the Junior League movement in Canada and the United States.
The records include diaries, certificates, correspondence, student papers, articles and poems, press clippings, photographs, and medals. Letters to and from the Wrong family members predominate, especially between George and Sophia and between them and their children. They document a wide range of family matters and the careers, activities, and ideas of the correspondents, along with letters of condolence and tributes on the deaths of some of them. Margaret Wrong’s files include the reports and letters she wrote while with the World Students’ Christian Federation and the International Committee of Christian Literature for Africa.
Wrong, George MacKinnon
Records document Milton Israel’s graduate studies at University of Michigan, and his publishing, teaching and research activities as Professor of South Asian Studies in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. The records relating to his graduate studies consist of research notes and some footnote drafts for his doctoral thesis “The Anglo-Indian in defense of authority, 1905-1910”.
A significant portion of the B2002-0009 accession documents his research and teaching activities relating to South Asian settlement and migration during the 1990s and includes course materials for HIST 394, a course he developed on this topic. In addition there is correspondence and reports relating to the Sikh Studies program in the Department for the Study of Religion developed at the time he was Director for the Centre for South Asian Studies.
The B2011-0004 accession contributes significantly to his research and teaching activities, including course materials and lecture notes for HIS 101, HUM 101, HIS 232, HIS 282, HIS 364 and HIS 394, relating to British colonialism, the history of India and particularly modern India, and South Asian civilization and migration. Also included are several popular lectures and seminars that Professor Israel gave over the course of his career.
Records documenting his publication activities in Series 4 focus on primarily three projects: his book In the future soil: a social history of the Indo-Canadians in Ontario (1994), his work on Encyclopedia of Canada’s Peoples (1999) while he was Chair of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario and “Safe Haven. The refugee experience of five families”, a book and exhibition produced in cooperation with the Royal Ontario Museum. Accession B2011-0004 also includes notes and correspondence regarding several published reviews and articles by Professor Israel, as well as reviews of these key publications.
An earlier accession (B1995-0052) is represented in Series 6, and includes correspondence, research material, notes and card files relating to, with drafts of, Milton Israel's book, "Communications and Power: propaganda and the press in the Indian Nationalist Struggle, 1920-1947" (1994).
This fonds contains 72 accessions of records from Hart House, including the records of various clubs and groups. See accession-level descriptions for details.
University of Toronto. Hart House
Includes records of the following sous-fonds: Innis Family, Harold A. Innis, Mary Quayle Innis, and Donald Innis. Innis Family sous-fonds includes manuscripts for publications released after H. A. Innis's death including "Empire and communications", "The idea file of Harold A. Innis" and others, paintings, photographs, memorabilia. Harold A. Innis sous-fonds includes manuscripts, speeches, addresses, education and teaching materials, correspondence, personal files, photographs, slides and artifacts. Mary Quayle Innis sous-fonds includes subject files, personal files and memorabilia, personal diaries. Donald Innis sous-fonds includes subject files, and correspondence.
Innis, Harold Adams
Fonds consists of 3 accessions
B2003-0023 (7 boxes, 1892-1921): This accession documents the short life of Gerald Edward Blake from his birth in 1892, his education at Ridley College and the University of Toronto, to his death on the battlefields of France during World War I in 1916. Series 1 and 3 contain his diaries and correspondence to family members in which he describes his experiences at school, his trips to Britain and France in 1913 and most significantly, his 13 months of service during World War I. The majority of his letters are to his mother during his months overseas, but there are also letters to his sisters, Margaret (1893-1963), Constance (1896-1979) and his brother, Verschoyle (1899-1971). Some of these letters are attached to typescript copies, prepared by his brother Verschoyle prior to 1971. Capt. Blake also sent postcards annotated by him which provide a photographic record of British army life in camp, as well as official coloured war service postcards of the British army in action. Other postcards of street scenes in France and Britain helped to illustrate the places he had been including the town of Pozières near which he was killed in 1916 (Series 5). Other war records include his military orders and notes while at the front, and his copy of active service bible. Correspondence and photographs also document his close friendship with his cousins Hume Wrong (1894 – 1954; BA 1915) and Harold Wrong (b.1891; BA 1913), who was also killed in action in July 1916. After Gerald’s death, Hume Wrong assisted Mrs. Blake in making arrangements for her son’s grave site in France and sent home photographs of the cemetery which he visited in 1920-1921 (Series 5). In addition, Mrs. Blake received other remembrances of her son’s service such as a commemorative medal from the British Army, a copy of the history of his battalion’s service in the War and a copy of Volume II of the British Roll of Honour (Series 4).
B2004-0028 (2 files, 1902-1914): Original diploma of Gerald Blake awarded for Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Toronto, 1914; photocopies of letters from Gerald Blake's father, Edward Francis Blake, to administrators at schools (St. Andrews College, and Ridley College) attended by Gerald Blake, 1902-1904. (Photocopies are from original letterbook of E.F. Blake to be given to the Archives of Ontario).
B2006-0025 (1 file, 1915): Four letters written by Gerald Blake to his sister, Constance and his mother in 1915 while serving in W.W. I. Also includes typescript of "Dedicatory Prayer" on death of Gerald Blake.
Blake, Gerald Edward
This fonds contains 2 accessions from the Univerisity of Toronto's International Student Centre. See accession-level description for details.
Univerisity of Toronto. International Student Centre
Three volumes of pre-prints of the IFAC-IFIP (International Federation of Automatic Control/ International Federation of Information Processing) Symposium, "The State of the Art in the Use of Digital Computers in the control of processes, systems and machines". Held at the University of Toronto June 17 &18 1968. Also one roll of negative microfilm copy.
Fonds consists of 2 accessions:
B1993-0005: Minutes, memoranda, correspondence and reports of the University of Toronto Computer Services Board (UTCS), of which John Hurd of Trinity College was member. (1 box; 1983-1985)
B2005-0008: Records, including correspondence, memoranda, minutes, programmes and manuals, relating primarily to Dr. Hurd's involvement with the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at the University of Toronto (1985-1991). Included are files on the CCH and its committees; "The Greek Tutor", his APL package for computer-assisted instruction in Greek; the Natural Language Processing Committee (1983-1985); the U of T Day Research Fair (1987 and 1989); editorial work with Oxford University Press' "Humanities Computing Yearbook"; conferences, 'Computers and the Humanities' (1986) and 'The Dynamic Text' (1989); drafts of computer manuals, and CCH newsletters. (3 boxes; 1981-1991)
These records contain no reference to his teaching activities in New Testament studies at the U of T and his specialty as an authority on the Gospels of Paul, on his other administrative activities at the U of T and other professional activities.
Hurd, John C.
This fonds contains 52 accessions for the University of Toronto Communications, and its predecessors. See accession-level descriptions for more details.
University of Toronto. Strategic Communications and Marketing
Correspondence, notices, programmes, articles, press clippings and photographs documenting the activities of Ethelbert Lincoln Hill [BA 1888] as an undergraduate in Arts at University College, and Robert Russell Bensley [BA 1889, MB 1892]. With Hill, the emphasis is on his athletic achievements, his involvement in student elections, and with the conversazione, and his attendance at the Ontario Normal School in 1901-02. Included are offprints of articles (1896, 1897) by and a memoir of Bensley; a lithograph of University College, n.d.; photographs of graduating class in Arts (1887) and of University College Natural Science Association general committee (1886-1887); map of City of Toronto, 188-.
Hill, Ethelbert Lincoln
Consists of records such as programmes, correspondence and memorabilia as well photographs, pins and medals document Charles Higginbottom's involvement in various sports organizations including: City of Toronto Sports Recognition Committee, 1931-1941; Toronto Centennial Committee, 1934; Toronto Hockey League and Toronto Amateur Hockey Association, 1925-1940; Central YMCA Sports Forum 1945; Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association 1942-1960; Lord Dufferin School Old Boys Association , 1924-1960; St Augustine’s Men’s Club 1914-1928, Beaches Hockey League 1915-1916; Scarborough Golf and Country Club, 1928; Amateur Athletic Union of Canada, 1929-1931, Canadian Olympic Committee Centre 1939, National Boxing Committee, 1940.
Fonds also contains memorabilia and photographs documenting Higginbottom’s attendance as an official at the 1930 British Empire Games, the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
Finally, there are also some records relating to his role as Bursar of the University of Toronto including some 1946 financial reports.
Higginbottom, Charles Edward
Consists of files containing correspondence, reports, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, newsletters and periodicals, dealing with university discipline, the library crisis, Berkeley student protests, the 1971 University of Toronto Act, women's liberation, daycare, SAC, Glendon Forum, unemployment, student aid, Canadian Union of Students, drugs, and other student and education-related topics.
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
Fonds consists of 3 accessions:
B1985-0004: Consists of subject files on University departments and divisions, University College programmes, committees, associations, task forces, as well as other universities (including Canadian and foreign). Most of the files deal with issues surrounding the French Department, undergraduate and graduate French courses, including records on course outlines, examinations, and bibliographies (17 boxes, 1938-1985).
B1993-0014: Correspondence, minutes, announcements, invitations, memoranda and reports assembled by Professor Hayne while carrying out administrative and teaching duties at University College and the Department of French, University of Toronto (1 box, 1985-1992)
B2009-0013: This accession consists of correspondence and subject files on individuals who were colleagues of Prof. Hayne during his 40 years in the Department of French at the University of Toronto. It complements other accessions within this fonds (see list below) since many of the letters relate to the discipline of French language and literature in particular and University College and the University of Toronto in general. Correspondents include, among others, F.A.C. Jeanneret, his former teacher as an undergraduate and other colleagues at University College in the Department of French such as, Paul Perron (Chair, Department of French), C.D. Rouillard, Douglas V. le Pan, among others, and Victoria College such as Northrup Frye and David Smith. (1 box 1956-2008).
Hayne, David Mackness
Consists of correspondence (1966-1972), reports and notes on medical education and on the Presidential Committee on Hospital-University Relations (1959-1960), papers and addresses (1960-1973). Also includes publications (1939-1947).
Hamilton, John Drennan
Consists of miscellaneous materials on the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, including programs, newspaper clippings and photographs.
Gray, Robert Allen Lailey
Correspondence, literary manuscripts, clippings, estate papers, books of H.C. Elliott, former student (BA 1930; MB 1935) at the University of Toronto.
Elliott, Harry Chandler
Personal records of James E. Shaw, professor of Italian in the Department of Italian and Spanish at the University of Toronto from 1917 until his retirement in 1946.
Includes: correspondence, notebooks, notes, research materials, and subject card files.
Shaw, James Eustace
Fonds consists of 2 accessions:
B1975-0013 (2 boxes, 1850-1921): Journal and notes by William Dale relating to his stay in Quebec and science subjects, such as, biology, geology, and math. Included are Dale's correspondence protesting against university hiring and pay. Also, contains press clippings and incoming correspondence to William Dale's daughter, Frances Dale, who researched on her father's past as a student and his role in the student protest of 1895.
B2002-0017 (12 boxes, 1868-1986) : This accession documents the life and times of William Dale, professor of classics and Roman history, his wife and his children, primarily Margaret and Frances Dale. This family’s papers consist of three sous-fonds: the papers of Prof. William Dale, the papers of his wife, Frederika (Frieda) Ryckman Dale, and the papers of their daughter, Fredericka Frances Dale. The records in this accession provide an important historical resource on academic life at the University of Toronto as seen through the eyes of a controversial faculty member in the 19th century, and by two students in the early 20th century.
The William Dale sous-fonds documents through diaries, essays, speeches, teaching and lecture notes the academic achievements and contributions of this 19th century former professor of classics and Roman history at the University of Toronto and two other universities. William Dale’s contribution to the development of the curriculum of study in Classics has been described by Robert Wilhelm: “Together, Maurice Hutton and William Dale were responsible for transforming the miscellaneous Classical Curriculum of University College into a course of study that exhibited greater rigor and careful selection of the readings. Dale appeared to have been the guiding force and influence behind the changes in the classics curriculum; his journals showed him working out the details of the courses and the readings and making comparisons between the curriculum at Toronto and the course of study at Oxford.”
His diaries record not only his daily academic and personal activities, but also his impressions, observations and opinions on local and national events, religion, politics, books, and education. They are fairly complete from his student days prior to entering the University of Toronto, through his undergraduate and graduate years (1873), his first teaching experiences, particular at the English High School in Quebec City to 8 of his 11 years as Lecturer and Associate Professor in the Department of Classics (1884-1892). They are especially rich in documenting the operation of the University in general and the Dept. of Classics in particular. Dale wrote essays, lectures and speeches that went largely unpublished. Many of these manuscripts are contained in this sous-fonds, often heavily annotated by his daughter Frances as she organized his papers.
Complementing the William Dale sous-fonds are the papers of his wife, the former Frederika (Frieda) Ryckman whom he met while teaching at Queen’s University following his dismissal from the University of Toronto in 1895. This sous-fonds consists almost entirely of correspondence from William both before and after their marriage in 1901, and from her children and other family members following his death in 1921. The courtship letters from William Dale document not only his love and their relationship, but also his academic and farming activities. Following their marriage, the correspondence describes his activities while on trips to Toronto to teach at McMaster, the local activities in St. Marys and the surrounding farming community when he attended to their farm. The letters are also filled with his discussions of their relationship, family members and the birth of their children. Following Dale’s death in 1921, the correspondence is almost entirely from her two eldest daughters, Margaret and Frances. Records relating to the other children, William Douglas and Emmaline, are sparse, consisting mainly of a few letters from Margaret and Frances and press clippings on birth and marriage. The letters from Margaret and Frances are a rich resource of information on the day to day activities of two female university students living in Toronto in the 1920s. The daughters kept their mother regularly informed on social activities, the weather, lectures and impressions of professors, and their friends. Following this series of correspondence are files of personal documents relating more generally to the Dale and Ryckman families. Included are Mrs. Dale’s diary of her trip with her daughter Frances to Europe in 1934, her marriage certificate, educational diplomas and a file of correspondence between the Dale children during the 1920’s.
The final sous-fonds consists of the papers of Frances Dale. The first three series of diaries, correspondence and University of Toronto materials complement the sous-fonds of her parents. The diaries especially complement the correspondence in sous-fonds 2 since they provide the day to day record of her experience at the University of Toronto, her early career as a high school teacher and her enduring interest in physical education for women. The trip diaries of 1934 and 1936 are filled with her impressions of shipboard travel, the places and people she saw and met and provide a glimpse of life in pre war Europe. Unfortunately there is no diary of her trip of 1939 to Europe immediate prior to World War II. The bulk of the correspondence concerns her research on her father William Dale begun in the 1950’s and which continued into the late 1980’s. This research prompted her to undertake the typing of transcripts of her father’s unpublished essays and these will be found in Series 4. During the 1970’s several academics contacted her regarding her father’s life, especially the event of his dismissal in 1895. Series 5 contains the draft manuscript of the play by James Reaney entitled “The Dismissal” which was undertaken during the University of Toronto’s sesquicentennial celebrations. Robert Wilhelm, a former student of Frances Dale, used the Dale papers to write a number of papers on Prof. Dale, one of which was published?… Manuscripts of these works are also found in this sous-fond.
Frances Dale was also an avid amateur photographer documenting her European trips, family and friends. Individual prints and negatives, as well as a scrapbook provide a unique insight into travelling during the 1930’s. She also collected pictures of her university days, and members of her family as she conducted her research.
This collection demonstrates the scope and practice of operating an antiquarian bookseller’s establishment both before and during the use of computerized orders, payments, and catalogue creation. In particular, it deals with Patrick McGahern Books in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, also known as both The Book Boutique and Patrick and Liam McGahern Books. The collection contains business records,financial records, book orders, correspondence, memorabilia, a card catalogue, and bookseller’s catalogue proofs, masters, and prints related to the operation of Patrick McGahern Books.It also contains a moderate collection of nineteenth and twentieth-century bookseller’s catalogues either collected or used by Patrick and Liam McGahern.
Patrick McGahern Books
Personal records of Howard D. Chapman, architect and former University of Toronto student, consisting of course notes in architecture (1934-1938) and a course of lectures in architecture (1944); professional files relating to plannnig and construction at the University of Toronto, including the Master Plan Framework for the University of Toronto Campus (1967), photographs of the construction of the Superintendent's Building (1959), sketches and a feasibility study for the Men's Athletic Facilities (1969), a feasibility study for the Faculty Club (1969), a report on the Koffler Student Services Centre, with fees and invoices (1983-1985). Also included: a report and site plan for Innis College by Massey and Flanders Architects (1967-1968), and a site plan for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Library (1968), the Architectural Alumni newsletter and a booklet on Knox College.
Chapman, Howard D.
Correspondence, notes, brochures, press clippings, and publications documenting Professor Douglass' career as a speech - language pathologist; includes an audiotape of the "Song of Thanksgiving", n.d., written and sung by one of his students.
Douglass, Ernest (“Van”)
Newsletters and other publications relating to the Class of 1911, Faculty of Medicine and an award bestowed on Defries.
Defries, Robert Davies
Includes drafts, correspondence, photographs and other material mainly pertaining to Edmund Wilson’s O Canada: an American’s notes on Canadian Culture (1965).
This accession contains 4 accessions from the Conference on the Future of the Canadian Confederation. See accession-level descriptions for details.
Conference on the Future of the Canadian Confederation
This fonds from University of Toronto's Office of the Vice-President and Registrar contains 13 accessions. See accession-level descriptions for more details.
University of Toronto. Office of the Vice-President and Registrar
Scrapbook of press clippings and copyprints relating to Bob Dale's athletic achievements in intercollegiate football; souvenir programme for football games; three copy photonegatives; one negative and one positive microfilm reel of the textual material.
Dale, Robert Edward
Collection consists of correspondence, including letters from Nelson Ball, J.W. Curry and Douglas Henderson, as well as poetry booklets created by Appell and small press imprints and publications.
Appell, M. R. (Melvin Robert)
Fonds contains 2 accessions from the Department of Behavioural Science. See accession-level description for details.
University of Toronto. Department of Behavioural Science
This fonds contains 12 accessions of records from various Presidential Advisory Committees. See accession-level description for details.
University of Toronto. Presidential Advisory Committees
This fonds contains 9 accessions. See accession-level description for details.
University of Toronto. Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
This accession documents Prof. Ivey’s career as professor of physics and university administrator from the time of his appointment in 1950 to his post retirement activities up to 1994. Prof. Ivey’s career centred around the promotion and teaching of the science of physics both at the university level and the secondary school level. His personal and professional correspondence concerns these two activities. Other records document his work with high schools and the provincial Department of Education in developing curriculum for high school physics courses, as well as his administrative and academic responsibilities at the University of Toronto. An extensive collection of his lecture notes, problems and examinations for undergraduate courses in physics at the University of Toronto will also be found in this accession.
His activities outside the University are documented in the records relating to his television programmes prepared for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and other public television companies. This accession contains many complete scripts of these programs including “The Nature of Things” series in the 1960’s. In addition this accession holds a very complete series of addresses including manuscripts, notes and correspondence.
While Prof. Ivey did publish articles and two textbooks on physics during his academic career, little original documentation in the form of manuscripts has survived. Correspondence on publishing may be found within his professional correspondence.
Ivey, Donald Glen
This fonds contains 4 accessions of records from the Office of the Bursar. See accession-level descriptions for details.
University of Toronto. Office of the Bursar
Contains 1 accession from the Office of the Director of Finance. See accession-level description for details.
University of Toronto. Office of the Director of Finance
This fonds contains 3 accessions of records from the Centre of Criminology. See accession-level descriptions for details.
University of Toronto. Centre for Criminology
Consists of records documenting the life and career of George S. N. Luckyj as a professor in and chair of the Department of Slavic Studies at the University of Toronto and as a scholar of Ukrainian literature.
See accession-level descriptions for further details.
Luckyj, George S.N.
Fonds contains 1 accession.
A1997-0002: Files kept by Audio-visual Librarian (Liz Avison) document not only the founding of the AVL but also the instructional Media Centre. Consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, policies and procedures, programs, services, committees and task force file.
University of Toronto Libraries. Audiovisual Library
This fonds contains 8 accessions from the Division of University Advancement. See accession-level descriptions for more details.
University of Toronto. Division of University Advancement
This fonds contains 3 accessions from the Department of Health Administration. See accession-level descriptions for details.
University of Toronto. Department of Health Administration
The records in this accession document Dr. Alick Little’s research, teaching and publication activities over a forty-year medical career with the University of Toronto and two teaching hospitals, Sunnybrook and St. Michael’s in Toronto. Arranged in six series, the records reflect Dr. Little’s primary professional activity as a medical researcher and administrator of multiple medical studies. Areas of research include the relationship of lipids and heart disease, hereditary fructose intolerance and coronary atherosclerosis. His activities in various professional associations both in Canada and the United States, including his participation on committees, as well as his role in University of Toronto academic and administrative functions are not documented in any detail. Series 1 contains general correspondence with colleagues, students, faculty and administrators at the University of Toronto and other teaching hospitals relating to research, teaching and publication activities. Also included are letters of reference for his staff, research associates and students as well as records documenting other professional relationships with organizations such as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The records documenting his activities at Sunnybrook Hospital are primarily concerned with his participation in the Atherosclerosis Project sponsored from 1952 to 1962 by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This study was one of the first in Canada to study the link between lipids and heart disease. These records document fairly completely the administrative history of this study at Sunnybrook, the nature and scope of the research conducted by Dr. Little and his team, the data collected as well as the research results. Series 5 consists of patient case files and summarized data for both control and study groups, data files on other diseases studied in conjunction with the primary study, correspondence, annual reports, and manuscripts of articles.
Although his association with St. Michael’s Hospital dates from the early 1950’s when he established the Diabetic Clinic, the records in Series 2 document primarily his activities following the establishment of the Toronto/McMaster Lipid Research Clinic (LRC) in 1973. In addition to his role as Director of the LRC (see A2002-0009), Dr. Little spearheaded the establishment of other programs at St.Michael’s Hospital. These include the Clinical Investigation Unit and the Lipid Research Laboratory. Records of the Clinical Investigation Unit’s fructosemia case study are included within this series. His participation in the hospital’s Advisory Committee, Department of Medicine and as director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is also documented in this series. Grant application records in Series 4 document requests for funds for other studies on related topics from 1968 to 1992 from the Ontario Heart Foundation (and its successor body, the Heart and Stroke Foundation) as well as Health and Welfare Canada and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. These records also document through curriculum vitae and other records many of the people who were members of the study team collaborating with Dr. Little.
While the bulk of records related to Dr. Little’s work at the Toronto/McMaster Lipid Research Clinic are included in A2002-0009, research material from specific studies conducted through the Toronto McMaster Lipid Research Clinic comprise Series 7 of the J. A. Little fonds. Documentation includes material related to the Apolipoprotein C-II Deficiency Study, the Coronary Primary Prevention Trial (CPPT), as well as components of the multi-year Toronto McMaster Lipid Research Clinics Population (Prevalence) Studies.
Throughout his career, Dr. Little wrote, lectured and published extensively on his own and as part of a research group. Series 3 provides a fairly complete collection of his manuscripts of both published and unpublished writings dating from his time as research associate to professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. Articles on the results of the Department of Veterans Affairs study will be found in Series 5. Manuscripts relating to the official reports produced for the Toronto/McMaster Lipid Research Project are not among these papers and will be found in A2002-0009.
Little, James Alexander
This fonds contains 1 accession of records from the Lipid Research Clinic Programme. See accession-level description for details.
University of Toronto/McMacster University. Lipid Research Clinic Programme
Course notes and textbooks belonging to Clara E. Clinkscale when she was a student in the Faculty of Arts at University College (BA 1912); problem sets, experiments and exam papers from the years she taught in the Department of Physics during the Second World War.
Clinkscale, Clara Elland
This fonds contains 6 accessions from the University's Centre for International Studies. See accession-level descriptions for details
University of Toronto. Centre for International Studies
This fonds contains 15 accessions of records from the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (OVPRI).
University of Toronto. Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (OVPRI)
This fonds contains 8 accessions of records from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. See accession-level descriptions for details.
University of Toronto. Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work