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University of Toronto. Faculty of Medicine. Office of the Dean

Consists of records of Dean John Dirks, including subject files on companies, committees, associations, institutes, medical chairs, curriculum, departments, faculties, schools, medical specialties, political entities, foreign visits, as well as external review files on hospitals and medical departments and search files for directors, chairs and chiefs.

Education

Omond Solandt attended Mulvey School in Winnipeg from 1915 to November 1920, when his family moved to Toronto. He then attended Rosedale Junior Public School, transferring to Central Technical School in 1922. For his last year of high school he attended Jarvis Collegiate.

He enrolled at the University of Toronto in 1927, as an undergraduate at Victoria College. He graduated with a BA in 1931 with first class honours in biological and medical sciences. Omond

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

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

Upon leaving Canadian National in 1963, Dr. Solandt became Vice-President, Research and Development for and a director of de Havilland and Hawker-Siddeley Canada Ltd., and Chairman of the Board of DCF Systems Ltd. At the time he left de Havilland in 1966 he was Vice-President, Research and Planning.

This series contains correspondence, diaries, memoranda, and reports relating to his activities with these companies and their parent company, the Hawker Siddeley Group of Great Britain.

Electric Reduction Company of Canada Ltd.

From de Havilland, Dr. Solandt moved on to the position of Vice-Chair of the Electric Reduction Company of Canada (later ERCO), a subsidiary of Allbright & Wilson Ltd. of England, which he held from 1965 until 31 December, 1970.

This series contains correspondence, press clippings, articles, minutes, memoranda, reports, and photoprints.

Operational research

Dr. Solandt was one of the pioneers in operational research, a new sphere of scientific activity which arose from the particular wartime requirements for solutions to complex questions, some highly technical, and most involving the interaction between men and machines. By 1944 Solandt had become head of the British Army

Canadian National Railways

In the latter months of 1955, Omond Solandt began arranging his departure from the Defence Research Board to take up the position of Vice-President, Research and Development of Canadian National Railways, a position he held from 1 March, 1956 to 1 July, 1963.

This series contains correspondence, addresses, press clippings, reports, articles and photoprints (see Series 46) relating largely to the scientific research carried out by the Research and Development Department.

Wilderness Research Foundation

During the late 1980s the future of the Quetico-Superior Wilderness Research Center at Mukluk Bay, Minnesota was very much in question. The Wilderness Research Foundation, which sponsored it, was assessing its future at a time when its founder was withdrawing from active participation prior to his death in December, 1988. Dr. Solandt was initially a member of the Advisory Committee to the Board of the Foundation and later a member of the Board. He pressed for the continuation of wilderness research at Mukluk Bay and left the Board in 1991 only when he felt that this would be achieved.

The correspondence, minutes, memoranda and reports written by Dr. Solandt and others, along with articles and institutional reports, clearly document the relationship between the Foundation and the Center, the work done by the latter, the problems it faced, and the policies that were developed in an attempt to save it.

Canada/Newfoundland Royal Commission on the Ocean Ranger Marine Disaster

When the Ocean Ranger oil rig tipped over in the Atlantic on 15 April, 1982, it set in motion an inquiry which involved two royal commissions, one federal and the other provincial (Newfoundland) which, due to a public outcry, were forced to amalgamate. David Grenville, secretary of the Commission, drew on advice from Dr. Solandt for the second volume of the report, which addressed safety on the oil rigs. An important part of this exercise was the convening of a conference in St. John

Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical/International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

The Centro Internactional de Agricultura Tropical was founded by the Rockefeller Institute in 1967 in Cali, Columbia. In 1982 a massive fraud was discovered within the organization, with the result that the World Bank in 1984 retained Omond Solandt to conduct a management review of the Centre.

The files in this series provide a good picture of the conduct of the External Management Review and of its results. Included are the Review Team

West African Rice Development Association (WARDA)

The initial aim of WARDA was to have an entirely native West African organization that would apply the latest in rice technology to the problems peculiar to their area, but political interference meant that WARDA never functioned effectively. By the end of 1986, with CGIAR having resolved to continue its support of the organization, Omond Solandt was asked to coach those involved in it on how to operate within a CG style of centre. In 1987 he made three trips to Africa and, while there and in subsequent meetings, worked to ensure that an effective structure and Board were put in place. His official involvement with WARDA ended about August, 1987.

The correspondence, minutes, background papers, reports, photographs and publications provide detailed information about the problems WARDA faced and the problems Solandt and others encountered in resolving them.

Solandt Symposium

The Solandt Symposium on Organizing and Managing the Practical Application of Science to Problems in War and Peace was held in Kingston, Ontario from 8-10 May 1994. Its purpose was to honour and celebrate Dr. Solandt and his achievements relating to various aspects of science and technology and, in particular, operational research.

The files contain correspondence and notes regarding various aspects of organizing the conference, along with minutes of the organizing committee; budget and funding information; files on participants, session chairs and speakers; the programme; files relating to the publication and distribution of the proceedings, and a copy of the published proceedings, Perspectives in science and technology: the legacy of Omond Solandt.

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

Cody Family 1974 accession

Personal copies of books belonging to Dr. Henry John Cody:

  • Hardie, Martin and Warner Allen. "Our Italian Front", with the following material tipped in: a letter from Charles Hamilton Mitchell, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, who was associated with the authors in Italy with British military intelligence during World War I, with a black and white photoprint of himself.

  • Pepper, George Wharton. "Philadephia Lawyer: an autobiography", with scattered paragraphs marked for special attention and the following material tipped in: Convocation programme for the conferring by the U of T of the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) on Senator Pepper, and a press clipping reviewing a similar autobiography, "Confessions of an Un-common Attorney", by Reginald L. Hines.

University of Toronto. Division of University Extension

Includes minutes of the Division (1907-1963) and Staff Committees (1955-1968); correspondence and subject files (1947-1973); printed material, notably lists of Extension Lectures (1914-1946), calendars and circulars; and two sound recordings of the Senate Committee on Extension (1971). Annual reports (1955-56, 1967-68)

University of Toronto. Centre of Criminology fonds

  • UTA 0014
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1980

This fonds contains 3 accessions of records from the Centre of Criminology. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Centre for Criminology

Lorraine C. Smith fonds

  • UTA 1787
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1959

Student course notes, exercises, laboratory reports, examinations, and other records relating to Dr. Smith's undergraduate and graduate courses as a student in physiology, biochemistry, physics, etc at the University of Toronto.

Smith, Lorraine C.

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

Publishing

This series contains mainly galleys of pasted text for what is presumed to be Kaleidoscopes: selected writings of H.S.M. Coxeter. It also includes approximately 150-200 geometrical drawings, some original, others printed, but presumably most drawn by Coxeter for his many publications. Finally one file contains a typescript entitled “Summary of the first six chapters of Coxeter’s Projective Geometry, 1964”.

Series also contains copies of Professor Coxeter's publications on mathematical problems that have been translated into other languages. This series does not contain any manuscripts to any of the 12 books Coxeter wrote. Series 2, Professional Correspondence, contains some correspondence with publishers regarding some of his books.

Ernest (“Van”) Douglass fonds

  • UTA 1221
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1985; (predominant 1970-1985)

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”)

Clara Elland Clinkscale fonds

  • UTA 1158
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1959

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

Lachlan Taylor Burwash fonds

  • UTA 1095
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1895

Contains notebooks, assignments and a textbook of Lachlan Taylor Burwash, who studied Mining Engineering at the School of Practical Science from 1893-1897. Included are Applied Chemistry (1893); Applied Chemistry II (1894?); Physics (1894); Dynamics and Kinematics (1894); Constructive Design and Surveying (1895). Also three general notebooks (1889, 1894, 1895) and assignments and a textbook from Book-keeping (1891).

Burwash, Lachlan Taylor

University of Toronto. Office of Convocation fonds

  • UTA 0150
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2017

This fonds contains 35 accessions

A2008-0006: Official Convocation Roll Book 2007 consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates, Spring and Fall Convocations. User copy available.

A1992-0011: Amendments to convocation rolls for 1988 as recorded in January, 1989, and for 1991 as recorded in January, 1992.

A1992-0017: Official Convocation roll book

A1993-0005: Official Convocation roll book and changes processed in 1992. Unofficial printed set in print room.

A1994-0005: Convocation Roll for the year 1993 and approved changes from 1952 to 1993; Unofficial printed set in print room

A1995-0002: Amendments to the Convocation Roll book vols. 1969 to v.1996 processed in 1997. No changes were made in vols. 1970-1977; 1979-1981; Convocation Roll Book 1997.

A1996-0002: 1995 convocations and changes from 1956-1995; lists of diplomas upgraded to honours and in absentia graduates included. Unofficial printed set in print room.

A2002-0002: Official changes to Convocation Roll Books processed in the year 2001 relating to vols from 1970 to 2000 including re-issued diplomas in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Juris Doctor (JD) for graduates in 1939 -2000.
Official University of Toronto Convocation Roll Book for 2001 with amendments. NB: Trinity College programme was not received.

A1997-0001: Convocation Roll Book for 1996. Unofficial printed set in print room.

A1998-0002: Amendments to the Convocation Roll book vols. 1969 to v.1996 processed in 1997. No changes were made in vols. 1970-1977; 1979-1981; Convocation Roll Book 1997.

A1999-0002: Convocation Roll Book 1998 and amendments as recorded in February 1999 with reference to rolls 1973 to 1998.

A2000-0002: Amendments processed in 1999 to Convocation Roll vols. 1970 to 1998 and Convocation Roll Book 1999.

A2001-0008: Amendments processed in 2000 to Convocation Roll volume 1969 to vol. 2000.

A2001-0020: Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings and statistical data prepared for "Student Statistics" publications, for the federal and provincial governments, university officials, academic divisions, other institutions on various categories relating to students, teaching staff, alumni, women, enrolment, withdrawal and other data required to allocate university entitlement to operating grants, basic income unit and fees. Some statistical data relate to information from 1843.

A2003-0001: Official Convocation Roll consists of Amendments (1952-2001), Diplomas Upgraded to Honours (1982-2002), In Absentia Graduates, Spring and Fall Convocations (2002).

A2004-0004: Official Convocation Roll 2003 consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates, conferring of degrees in the Spring and in the Fall Convocations including conferment of honorary degrees, the installation of the 31st Chancellor and the graduation ceremony in Hong Kong. Some copies are annotated; User copy in the Print Room.

A2005-0009: Official Convocation Roll consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates (01), Spring (02-03) and Fall Convocations (04). User copy in the print room.

A2006-0009: Official Convocation Roll Book 2005 consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates, Spring and Fall Convocations. User copy available.

A2007-0001: Official Convocation Roll Book 2007 consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates, Spring and Fall Convocations. User copy available.

A2009-0004: Amendments to Convocation Roll Books vols. 1982 to 2007 processed from January to December 31, 2008 ; the changes are listed by the year of graduation.

A2009-0005: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, Diploma Upgraded to Honours, Undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges and federated universities, Asia Pacific [Hong Kong], Spring and Fall convocations. User copy available.

A2010-0004: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.

A2011-0001: Amendments to Convocation Roll Books vols. 1962-2010 processed from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010. The changes are listed by the year of graduation to facilitate filing.

A2011-0003: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.

A2014-0016: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.

A2014-0017: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.

A2014-0018: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.

A2015-0001:Amendments to Convocation Roll Books vols. 1967-2014 ( 1967-2014) processed from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. The changes are listed by the year of graduation to facilitate filing.

A2015-0013: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.

A2016-0010: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities.

A2017-0007: Amendments to Convocation Roll Books 2016

A2018-0001: Amendments to Convocation Roll Books 2017

A2018-0008: Official roll (unbound) 2017

A2019-0024: Convocation Roll Books, In Absentia Graduates, Diplomas Upgraded to Honours from 2000, and Convocation Roll Books Amendments Processed in 2013.

University of Toronto. Office of Convocation

James Patton fonds

  • UTA 1647
  • Fonds
  • 1845-1863

Collection of 8 pamphlets relating to University of Toronto with mss annotations by James Patton. Pamphlets included are: "The university question considered: by a graduate" (1845), "Wesleyan conference memorial on the question of liberal education in Upper Canada, explained and defended by numerous proofs and illustrations, by a committee".(1860), "University reform. Report of the resolutions adopted at a great public meeting of the inhabitants of Kingston..." (1861), "Address before the select committee of the Legislative Assembly appointed to inquire into the management of the University of Toronto..." by Daniel Wilson (1860), "Report of the commissioners appointed to enquire into the expenditure of the funds of the University of Toronto, and into the state of its financial affairs..." (1862), "University reform defended: in reply to six editorials of the 'Globe' and 'Leader'..." by a committee of the Wesleyan Conference (1863), "Defence of the plan of University reform proposed by the Senate of the University of Toronto..." (1863), "Statutes of the University of Toronto, 1857".

Patton, James

Ernest Fidlar fonds

  • UTA 1267
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1953

Fonds consists of records created by both Ernest Findlar, professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. Includes research, drafts, correspondence, and material related to his service in WWI. Fonds also includes letters written by Gladys Aileen East (his wife) back home when she attended Alma College in the 1920s. Fonds also includes a family tree. See file list for more details.

Fidlar, Ernest

Manuscripts, publications, and addresses

This series is a largely complete record of Professor Allemang's writings that, for the most part, resulted in publication. Her literary oeuvre was not a large one, but it contains a number of firsts. Her doctoral thesis was one of the earliest dissertations in clinical nursing and the first such study of Canadian institutions. Her research project in conjunction with Toronto Western Hospital, The experiences of eight cardiac patients during a period of hospitalization in a General Hospital (1960) was the first patient care study of its kind conducted in Canada.

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