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Clark family fonds

  • UTA 1143
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1888]-1994

Records documenting the activities of two generations of the Clark family who attended the University of Toronto between 1892 and 1937, as well as Osgoode Hall Law School: Herbert Abraham and his children: William Herbert David, E. Ritchie, Harriet A.L. and Martha (Mattie) Isabel.

See accession-level descriptions for further details.

Clark, Herbert Abraham

Clark family 1991 accession

Correspondence, course and laboratory notes, programmes, maps and photoprints documenting the academic and extra-curricular activities of William Herbert David Clark (BASc 1924) and Harriet Anna Laura Clark (BA 1935) while students at the University of Toronto in electrical engineering and household economics respectively, and memorabilia relating to the Class of 1895, Faculty of Arts that belonged to their father, Herbert. Included also are William's files on the Overseas Education League and on Thomas Richardson Loudon.

James Herbert White fonds

  • UTA 1193
  • Fonds
  • [188-]-1962

Papers of Professor James Herbert White, Professor Emeritus of Forestry, consisting of student notebooks, field notes, correspondence, publications, and maps. The last include oversized maps relating to a forest regeneration project in Ontario (1930) and topographical maps annotated by White showing timber concessions in Ontario from the 1880s; and pulpwood concessions in Ontario (post-1926). Photographs depict outdoor views of timber areas in Alberta and Saskatchewan taken in connection with the forestry studies of J. H. White and his colleagues.

White, J. H. (James Herbert)

William George Dean fonds

  • UTA 1209
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1982; (predominant 1961-1973)

Correspondence, notes, memoranda, reports, manuscripts, articles, brochures, reviews, photoprints and maps documenting the production of the Economic Atlas of Ontario which appeared in 1969. The project was directed by Professor William Dean of the Department of Geography.

The production of the Economic Atlas of Ontario was undertaken by the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto by a group of staff and graduate students headed by Professor William Dean. The principal financial sponsors were the Ontario Department of Economics and Development and the University of Toronto through the "Varsity Fund".

Its purpose was to provide new insights into the complexity of economic activities in Ontario and their relationship to the physical and behavioural environments. When the Atlas appeared in 1969, it was immediately recognized as a superlative example of its genre, both for the information it provided and for its design. In 1970 it won the world's highest international design award, the gold medal at the International Book Fair in Leipzig. In 1973 it received the Wallace W. Atwood Prize for "the work which is of greatest significance and which has made the greatest contribution to the field of geography in the continent".

Dean, William George

Wilbur Rounding Franks fonds

  • UTA 1288
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1956, 1995

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1975-0031: Handwritten notebooks of students and Dr. Franks used for recording experiments including index, summary notes and numbered laboratory slides. One oversize folder containing plan of Banting Institute dated 1933 and plans of apparatus and tanks. (111 Boxes plus 1 oversize folder., 1935-1956)

B1995-0042: Two colour photoprints of the Franks Flying Suit on display at Camp Borden, Ontario. (1995)

Franks, Wilbur Rounding

Martin Lawrence Friedland fonds

  • UTA 1294
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2015

Fonds consists of five accessions of records documenting the life of Martin L. Friedland, as a student, professor of law and administrator at the University of Toronto; as an expert on legal matters and a contributor to the formation of public policy at the provincial and federal levels; and as an author of sixteen books and numerous articles, in particular the researching and writing of his book "University of Toronto: A history (University of Toronto Press, 2002 & 2013).

See accession-level descriptions for further details.

Friedland, Martin Lawrence

Friedland 1998 accession

Records documenting the life of Martin L. Friedland, as a student, professor of law and administrator at the University of Toronto; as an expert on legal matters and a contributor to the formation of public policy at the provincial and federal levels; and as an author of sixteen books and numerous articles. Also personal records of William Paul McClure Kennedy, professor of law.

Included in this accession is correspondence, certificates and diplomas, diaries, course and lecture notes, memoranda, minutes of meetings, notes, research material, manuscripts, transcripts of oral history interviews, audiotapes, radio scripts, book reviews, books, pamphlets, reports, press clippings, photographs and maps.

Martin L. Friedland personal records

Records documenting the life of Martin L. Friedland, as a student, professor of law and administrator at the University of Toronto; as an expert on legal matters and a contributor to the formation of public policy at the provincial and federal levels; and as an author of sixteen books and numerous articles.

Included in this accession is correspondence, certificates and diplomas, diaries, course and lecture notes, memoranda, minutes of meetings, notes, research material, manuscripts, transcripts of oral history interviews, audiotapes, radio scripts, book reviews, books, pamphlets, reports, press clippings, photographs and maps.

John Galbraith fonds

  • UTA 1305
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1961

Fonds consists of records documenting the career of John Galbraith as a Dominion land surveyor and as Director and Dean of the School of Practical Science / Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Includes: letterbooks; correspondence; diaries; notebooks relating to trips to Georgian and Hudson Bays; records regarding bridge construction, as well as photographs; addresses; certificates; lecture notes; research notes; reports; prize books; biographical articles, tributes, and genealogical records.

Also includes an annotated map of the route taken by John Galbraith from Rupert's House to Lake Mistassini, July - August, 1881; and ca. 250 glass plate negatives and lantern slides depicting the investigation headed by Galbraith into the 1907 Quebec Bridge disaster.

Galbraith, John

Elisabeth Steel Livingston Govan fonds

  • UTA 1321
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1979

Series consists of 2 accessions:

B1979-0027: Consists of correspondence, personal papers (diary notes, financial), filing cards, Faculty of Social Work course materials, student research reports, files on voluntary and aid organizations, associations, committees, as well as photoprints, negatives and slides, watercolours and etchings. (23 boxes, 1925-1979)

B1980-0003: Consists of lecture notes, poems, notes, correspondence, subject files on Social Work education, projects, welfare, committees, associations and organizations, and on field work in the Third World. (2 boxes, 1926-1973 (predominant 1950-1973))

Govan, Elisabeth Steel Livingston

Map

Map of the Canadian Pacific Railway with elaborate annotation by H.A. Innis. ca.1919.
Used for Harold Innis's doctoral dissertation, University of Chicago.

Land 1997 accession

These records document the activities of Brian Land as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto and as a librarian; as executive assistant (1963-1964) to Walter Gordon when, as Minister of Finance, he presented his first budget in the House of Commons in 1963; as a member of the executive of the Davenport-Dovercourt Liberal Association (Gordon’s constituency), and as advisor to and partial author of Gordon’s incomplete memoir, Pursuit of an ideal – Canadian independence. They also cover his involvement in the 1962 federal election (the subject of his MA thesis) that was published in 1965 as Eglinton: the election study of a federal constituency.

1962 election, Eglinton constituency

Brian Land enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies in the fall of 1960 as a political science student. The opportunity for a thesis topic arose in the spring of 1962 as a federal election loomed. He chose to conduct a study of the campaign in the Eglinton constituency in Toronto, partly because he was a resident and because he had a personal acquaintance with a number of the principals involved.

Land offered his services to Donald Fleming, the long-standing Progressive Conservative member from the Toronto riding of Eglinton, and Minister of Finance in John Diefenbaker’s government. It was the first and only time that Land worked for a Conservative candidate. His notebook records that his first meeting was on May 10
and, over the next five weeks, he immersed himself in the strategy sessions, meetings, and envelope stuffing sessions and other activities of electioneering. He attended meetings of the Liberal candidate, Mitchell Sharp, as well as those of Mr. Fleming, and collected campaign literature from all parties.

This series contains background material to the constituency, Land’s notebook, correspondence, notes, membership and voter lists, poll revisions, maps, election results by poll, addresses, campaign literature and buttons, and press coverage. The bulk of the material relates to the Fleming campaign.

The records are grouped by function.

Master of Arts thesis and Eglinton

The material that Brian Land gathered during the 1962 federal election formed the basis for his MA thesis that was written under the supervision of Paul Fox. The first part of this series comprises correspondence about the thesis and a copy of its second volume, “Appendices”, that contains charts, campaign literature, buttons, and maps (some oversized), and notes for the bibliography.

The second part of this series contains the files relating to the publication, in 1965, of Land’s thesis as Eglinton: the election study of a federal constituency. Included are the author’s contract, a typescript of the text, notes for and drafts of the index, and the galley and page proofs.

Davenport-Dovercourt Liberal Association

Brian Land’s involvement in party politics was primarily in the Liberal party at the federal level. He was a member of the executive of the Davenport-Dovercourt Liberal Association, for which, in 1965, he carried out a study of the Davenport voting record by conducting a poll analysis for the years 1952-1963. In February of 1968 he was elected as a delegate to the forthcoming Liberal leadership convention that chose Pierre Elliott Trudeau to succeed Lester Pearson as Prime Minister.

This series contains files consisting of: the constitution, lists of executive officers, minutes, correspondence and press clippings documenting the activities of the Davenport-Dovercourt Liberal Association from 1965-1968; the questionnaire, notes, correspondence, maps and report relating to the Davenport voting record; local press coverage, poll results and capitulation sheets for Eglinton riding in 1963 when Mitchell Sharp was elected for the first time (in oversized folders); campaign literature and press clippings relating to Walter Gordon’s successful re-election in 1965; and credentials (including buttons and decals) for and press clippings about the Association’s delegates to the 1968 convention.

Research

This series contains records documenting research undertaken by Richard Lee, mainly on the !Kung San in the Kalahari. Most important is a complete set of field notes for his two earliest field excursions among the !Kung San in 1963-64 and again in 1967-69. While this set is a copy of the original, they are the only set arranged in its original chronological order. Prof. Lee’s first set, retained by him, is arranged by subject for easier research access. There is also original collected data on height and weight of the !Kung San. This originates in both hand written spread sheets and in collated computer data printouts for the years 1967-1971. Finally there is a vocabulary card list, and one box of files with transcripts of interviews with Lee, newspaper clippings covering Lee’s excursions and notes related to research, reports and proposals.

Prof. Lee’s later acquisition provided additional notebooks, primary field research, data, and supplementary research to his initial and later research fields.

-Field notes: B2007-0018/010–/014
-Height and Weight Charts: B2007-0018/015
-Vocabulary Cards: B2007-0018/016
-Other files: B2007-0018/017

-Notebooks: B2012-0012/004
-Ecology and Social Change in Bushman Hunter-Gatherers Binder: B2012-0012/005
-Primary research: B2012-0012/006–/007, /018 (notecards), /002P (aerial photos)
-Supplementary research and miscellaneous notes: B2012-0012/008, /018, /001A (map)

Francis Grant Marriott fonds

  • UTA 1520
  • Fonds
  • 26 Jan 1901

Black and white topographical drawing by Francis Grant Marriot (BASc. 1905) which would have been produced as part of his course work as a student of the School of Practical Science.

Marriott, Francis Grant

Thomas F. McIlwraith (Jr.) fonds

  • UTA 1544
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2007

This accession mainly documents Prof. McIlwraith role as a teacher. Records in Series 1: Teaching, Series 2: Field Trips, and most records in Series 4: Tenure Documentation, focus on courses he taught from 1970 to 2003. His heritage work and his talks to various local historical groups are also fairly well documented in Series 3: Public Lectures and Talks, and Series 6: Heritage Associations. Except for a few typescripts and photocopies of publications and reviews found in Series 4: Tenure Documentation and one annotated typescript that makes up Series 5: Publications, Prof. McIlwraith accomplishments as a writer, reviewer and editor are absent from this accession.

McIlwraith, Thomas Forsyth, Jr.

Heritage Associations

Records in this series document Prof. McIlwraith active involvement in various conservation groups or initiatives. It includes records relating to his time on the Ministry of Culture, Conservation Review Board of which he was a member and vice chair. Drawing on his academic expertise, he often prepared reports for the Board on properties under review. As a Board member he also acted as one the adjudicators for cases brought before the Board. Other committees documented here are the Cultural Policy Advisory Committee for the Mississauga Arts Council, Mississauga Local Architecture Conservation Advisory Committee (LACAC), and the Erindale College Plaque Committee.

Files contain reports, memos, correspondence and, in some cases, hand drawn maps and photographs.

Thomas Forsyth McIlwraith fonds

  • UTA 1547
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1978 [predominant 1920-1960]

The T.F. McIlwraith fonds consists of records documenting McIlwraith’s training and career as an anthropologist as well as his roles as an administrator and professor at the University of Toronto. Covering three separate accessions, material primarily includes professional records related to his research, teaching, and publishing activity. Fonds includes significant coverage is of McIlwraith’s writing, both published and unpublished. Series 17 (The Bella Coola Indians) focuses on his research with the Nuxalk Nation for the book The Bella Coola Indians. Extensive correspondence, subject files, maps and photographs are included within the fonds and partially consist of material collected and/ or sent to McIlwraith in connection with his research.

Also includes a typescript of Prof. McIlwraith's book "The Bella Coola Indians" (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1948) including field notes, vocabulary card, photographs and copper plates of illustrations related to his research about the Nuxalk Peoples of Bella Coola, British Columbia.

McIlwraith, Thomas Forsyth

Maps

Series consists of maps collected and referenced by McIlwraith in both his education and research. Maps in this series include annotated maps of Africa, Union Steamship Company maps, Blueprints from Canadian Pacific Railway, and maps identifying locations of Indigenous communities in Canada.

Muckle Family fonds

  • UTA 1598
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1965; predominant 1890-1932

Certificates, degrees, photoprints, maps and related material documenting the activities of Charles Park Muckle and his daughter, Alice May Muckle, as students and alumni of the University of Toronto; includes University of Toronto Campus Map. ["designed, drawn, and animated A.D. 1932 by Helen G. Kemp and published by J.M. Dent and Son limited 224 Bloor Street West, Toronto"]

Muckle Family

William Campbell Murdie fonds

  • UTA 1602
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1912-1914

Fonds consists of a portfolio of technical drawings, maps and charts prepared by William Campbell Murdie while a student of engineering at the University of Toronto, 1913-1914, and 2 photographs.

Murdie, William Campbell

Pimlott 1978 accession

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, field notes, publications, brochures, maps and films relating to Douglas Pimlott's career as zoologist and professor at the University of Toronto. The records relate to provincial commissions and committees (Newfoundland and Ontario) of which he was a member, and includes files on areas of his major research interest: the environment (oil, pollution, Alaska pipeline, pesticides), water policy, provincial resources, and northern development. The field notes are from his study of the moose population in Newfoundland.

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.

Agostino Cosimo Rinella fonds

  • UTA 1705
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1986

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1985-0015: Certificates, awards, and other honours collected by Gus Rinella (BASc, 1985) as a student at De La Salle Catholic School, Toronto, and as an undergraduate in engineering at the University of Toronto; files on scientific experiments on aerodynamics, including the Science Fair project, "Hypertrike", and, later, the "Skulecycle"; files on his activities as chair of the Centennial Committee of the University of Toronto Engineering Society, including correspondence, minutes, notes, press clippings and photoprints. (7 boxes, 1976-1985)

B1989-0018: Undergraduate and graduate course notes in metallurgical engineering. (5 boxes, 1981-1986)

Rinella, Agostino Cosimo

Omond McKillop Solandt fonds

  • UTA 1791
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1994

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solandt, O. M.

Canoe trips

Dr. Solandt was introduced to canoes at an early age but did not take up the sport seriously until he was 41. The group that assembled for the first canoe trip into Quetico Park in 1952 formed the core of what subsequently became the

Travel files

Omond Solandt traveled frequently and widely in pursuit of his professional and personal interests. On a single trip he might act in several capacities. The principal trips are several visits to northern Canada, to Russia (1964 and 1971), and to New Zealand and Antarctica (1966).

This series contains itineraries, correspondence, notes, programs, addresses, diaries, pamphlets, press coverage, publications, photoprints and maps. The files are usually arranged by destination and year rather than the organization(s) on behalf of which he was undertaking a trip.

International Centre for Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA)

In July of 1975 Dr. Solandt was hired as a consultant to help in the establishment of ICARDA in the Middle East. He was elected as Vice-Chairman of the Board in January, 1976 and remained a member of it until 1981. During this time he carried out numerous duties. As Senior Consultant he was the chief executive officer for ongoing activity. A prominent part of his duties was to recommend to the ICARDA subcommittee specific sites for ICARDA research stations in Lebanon, Syria and Iran. Visits were made and reports written though, in the case of Iran, they were not acted upon. In 1977 he advised the selection committee on the choice of a new Director-General for ICARDA.

This series includes correspondence, background files, memoranda, minutes, reports, site selection reports, maps, press coverage, pamphlets, publications, and a plaque that document in detail Dr. Solandt

Atomic bomb

In September, 1945 the British Chiefs of Staff were invited by their American counterparts to send a mission to Japan to study the effects of the atomic bomb. Omond Solandt was loaned to the Scientific Advisor to the Army Council in the War Office to go as his representative. He went as a specialist in damage to military installations but, there being none of significance in Hiroshima or Nagasaki, spent most of his time studying the casualties from a medical perspective.

This series includes Dr. Solandt

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