- UTA 1784
Damaged, annotated copy of the Elements of Algebra by John Hind, used by Jarrett Smith while a freshman at King's College in 1843.
Smith, Jarrett William
Damaged, annotated copy of the Elements of Algebra by John Hind, used by Jarrett Smith while a freshman at King's College in 1843.
Smith, Jarrett William
This accession consists of the professional records of Lawrence Berk Smith and documents his career as an economist and professor at the University of Toronto. Most of this accession pertains to Professor Smith’s teaching, publishing and consulting activities. Types of records include professional correspondence, subject files, research notes, course outlines, exams, manuscripts, speeches, consultant’s reports, and committee briefs. No personal or family records are contained herein.
The accession is arranged in the following six series:
Series 1: Subject Files
Series 2: Teaching
Series 3: Publications
Series 4: Administration
Series 5: Addresses and Conferences
Series 6: Consulting
Series 1 consists of subject files broadly documenting Lawrence Smith’s teaching, publishing, administrative and consulting activities. Series 2 and Series 3, the largest series in this accession, contain records pertaining to Smith’s teaching and scholarly writings. Series 4 contains records dealing with administrative matters when Professor Smith was Director of Economics and Associate Chairman of Department of Political Economy. Series 5 documents speeches given and conferences attended by Smith in his capacity as an academic and consultant. Finally, Series 6 pertains to Lawrence Smith’s career as an economic consultant for various public and private organizations.
Smith, Lawrence Berk
Personal records of Professor Ricardo Sternberg, documenting his career as a professor of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto and his published work on subjects in Portuguese and Brazilian literature. The contents of the fonds primarily cover courses taught between the mid-1990s and 2014, and articles published in the 1980s to the early 2000s. The fonds provides a significant record of Portuguese literary themes, figures and works taught and written about by Ricardo Sternberg.
These records include course lecture notes, annotated Portuguese and Brazilian literary works, course packs, course syllabi and assignments, pamphlets for lectures given, and his published articles.
Sternberg, Ricardo da Silveira Lobo
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.
Personal records of Sidney Earle Smith, President of the University from 1945 to 1957. Consists of two accessions, the bulk of which are in accession B1972-0001. Includes speeches, addresses, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings and files created while Minister of External Affairs, 1957-1959. Also includes photos of various events and ceremonies on campus while Smith was President.
Accession B2004-0030 consists of correspondence and attachments from Gilbert E. Jackson, head of Gilbert E. Jackson & Associates to Sidney Earle Smith relating to the work of the Canadian Council for Economic Studies.
Smith, Sidney Earle
Mostly teaching materials, such as lecture notes, graphs, and engineering drawings, of Victor George Smith, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1927 to 1967. In addition, there is also some correspondence, created mostly in the 1960s, concerning the AIEE, grants, research, and references. No personal records are contained herein.
Smith, Victor George
Text and drawings related to Snaith's undergraduate thesis in Civil Engineering entitled "The Construction Plant, Equipment and Structures of the Niagara Power Development Scheme of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario", 1920, as well as a copy of his graduate thesis in Mechanical Engineering, "The Productive Capacity of Woodworking Machines", 1923. Additional records from Snaith are held by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Department.
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.
Memorabilia documenting Lou Somers academic and athletic achievements while a student of University College (B.A. 1940), specifically his membership on the Rugby Team. City of Toronto roll of service, 1943. Publications from various American Universities.
Photographs include his graduation portrait, military portraits and snapshots; a panoramic view of the Senior Intercollegiate Football Team, 1937; group photos of the Senior Rugby Team 1939-40, the Junior Rugby 1938-39 and the Junior Rugby Interprovicial and City Champs 1936-37.
Copies of original land surveys including 1828 land survey of the purchase of King College lands. Microfilm and paper copies of survey plans of Royal Ontario Museum property, and Trinity College. Original records held by City of Toronto Archives.
Speight & Van Nostrand
University College, student course notes including English Literature, Economic History, Latin and Psychology 1923-1926 as well as student notes from courses at the Ontario College of Education 1936-37.
Speirs, Norman Raeburn
This fonds is a very complete documentation of all aspects of Prof. Stoicheff career. His relationship with colleagues at the University, nationally and internationally is evident throughout but especially in the Series 1 Correspondence, Series 8 Professional Association and Activities, and Series 9 University of Toronto. Series 1 Correspondence also documents his mentoring role and his role as a referee and evaluator of peer and student work. This is also documented in Series 11 Teaching, Series 12 Correspondence with Students and Series 8 Professional Associations and Activities. His research activities are extensively documented not only in Series 6 Research but in Series 10 Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Centre and in Series 3 Publications. Finally, his published academic contributions as well as his less formal contributions are documented in Series 3 Publications, Series 4 Books and Series 7 Talks, Addresses. Articles and Remarks.
Stoicheff, Boris Peter
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.
This fonds documents the administrative and teaching duties of Robert Spencer, as a Professor Emeritus of History and a specialist in European history, especially German history in the 19th and 20th centuries. They also document his education and his participation in World War II; his extensive international research, publications and speaking engagements; as well as his involvement with professional associations and organizations such as the University of Toronto Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC), the International Studies Programme and the Graduate Centre for International Studies, Altantik-Brücke, and the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE). Included is personal correspondence, correspondence with international organizations, government departments, embassies and consulates; lecture notes; manuscripts and addresses.
Also present are two sous-fonds. The first is the personal papers of his wife, Ruth Margaret Church Spencer, who served with the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRENS) during World War II as a base librarian and afterwards as the first professional librarian at Canada House in London. The second consists of files compiled by Ralph Flenley, a specialist in German history and sometime chair of the Department of History: examination questions, student mark books, and drafts of an unpublished manuscript on Anglo-German relations.
Spencer, Robert Allan
Journal and memoir notes of John Squair, professor of French.
Menus of the dinners of the graduating classes of Victoria University, 1897-1903; an 1892 "Alumni Souvenir" depicting the buildings and faculties of the University and its federated colleges; "The Bob" issue 1902. University of Toronto, Graduating Class, 1900 (photograph). Academic hood and gown.
St. John, Arthur Newton
Records documenting C. P. Stacey’s personal life, education, research, teaching, and administrative activities as professor of history and with the Directorate of History, Department of National Defence. Includes: manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, addresses and lectures, publications, subject and research files, student papers, memorabilia, reports, reviews, notes, and clippings.
See accession-level descriptions for further details. The largest accession is B1990-0020 (12.37 m; 72 boxes).
Records documenting members of the Stacey family, including Charles Edward Stacey, his wife Pearl; his children, Charles Perry (C.P.) Stacey and Dorothy Brown; and C.P.'s wives, Doris and Helen.
See accession-level descriptions for further detail.
Stacey, Charles Edward
Correspondence and accounts of William Stacey and family; includes correspondence of Mary Adams to her daughter Maria Stacey and letters of sisters of William Stacey.
Stacey (William) Family
Fonds consists of records documenting the professional career of Dr. Barry Sessle. Material covers Dr. Sessle’s extensive research and publishing activity, reflecting the international network of colleagues with whom he works. Material includes correspondence, grant applications, and publication drafts. Records also document his administrative responsibilities at the UofT through multiple committees within the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Medicine, as well as his consultative work outside of the University. Records include minutes, memoranda, reports and correspondence. Finally, Dr. Sessle’s teaching activities are documented through lecture and presentation notes.
Sessle, Barry John
Committee minutes, correspondence and reports of the Canadian Medical Association. Professor Starr was a member of the CMA and was active on some of its committees.
Starr, Frederic Newton Gisborne
Diary, indenture of bargain and sale, newspaper clippings, notes relating to Dr. Richard Noble Starr (1791-1843), donor of the Starr Medal in Medicine; copy of Dr. Starr's will (1843); material re Phillips and Carruthers families. The Starr medal originated from a bequest on 4 August 1843 by Richard Noble Starr, M.D.
Starr, Richard Noble
Course notes of W. Gordon Stepler while a student in the Faculty of Arts and Pharmacy including: laboratory notebook for 1st year science, 1915-1916; course notes for two courses in pharmacy; notes for organic chemistry and materia medica and pharmacognosy (1920-21). Also includes one photograph of South House residence, 1915-1916.
Stepler, W. G.
Engineering drawings related to mechanical engineering course work.
Stewart, Ross Oliff
Fonds consists of research notes, draft articles, published articles, reports, budgets and correspondence created and accumulated by Alan Thomas in the course of his activities as a student, scholar and professor of adult education and an advocate for adult education. He was a contributing editor to foundational textbooks on adult education, including “Learning for Life,” and has held executive and board positions with the Canadian Association for Adult Education and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Dr. Thomas is perhaps best known for his role in developing Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) in the community college system – whereby individuals can have life experience and non-institutional learning acknowledged and accredited within formal educational settings.
Student notes and essays taken while a student in the School of Social Work (BSW 1960, MSW 1962).
Strathy, Peter Arthur
"Meds" pin, graduating class in Medicine, 1930, that belonged to Abraham Alan Trask.
Trask, Abraham Alan
Engineering drawings for the undergraduate programme in electrical and mechanical engineering (1907-1910); photographs documenting Sutherland's education including the graduating class in Engineering, 1911 and a souvenir poster of the University of Toronto football team, 1909 (the 1st Grey Cup Champions).
Sutherland, Angus Lynn
B1998-0024: 27 photoprints of a party celebrating Moffat Woodside's return to teaching on 13 May, 1968. The party was hosted by John H. Sword, Acting President, at 93 Highland Avenue. Photos taken by Jack Marshall and Co. Ltd. 13 May 1968
B1999-0002: 1 photograph of the Commmonwealth delegates associated with the University of Ife taken at the Palace of His Highness in Nigeria, 1971; included in the photo are John Sword, D. Carlton Williams and Mrs. Williams. 1 aerial photograph of the University of Toronto campus taken ca. 1970-1971.
B2001-0012: Personal records of John H. Sword, university administrator and acting University President 1971-72 documenting events and his activities. Included is one file of miscellaneous correspondence and another of awards and recognitions for Sword . University related files include one on the Library Oral History Project which he administered, one on the tributes to Harold Innis, and others on recognitions for Frances Ireland, F.C. A. Jeanneret and Sidney Hermant. There is also a copy of Sword's paper entitled "Democratization of Universities, 1960-1974: some Commonwealth comparisons" and a copy of a paper given to him "The History of CUSO" [Canadian University Students Overseas]. Also included are photographs documenting Sword at various University events from 1967 to 1978, mainly photographed by Robert Lansdale. Also a photo album on the retirement party for Sarah McCausland.
Sword, John H.
Personal records of University of Toronto Ceremonials Assistant, Kay Takenaka. The records mostly document Ms. Takenaka's being granted the Chancellor's Award, 1985. Records include congratulatory letters and photographs of the awards ceremony. Also included are informal photographs of prominent individuals such as George Ignatieff, John Aird, Ralph Benson, Pauline McGibbon and Prince Phillip.
Complete set of course notes taken by George Sidford Tatham (PharmB 1911) during his undergraduate years at the Ontario College of Pharmacy,1910-1911; includes examination papers in chemistry and botany and for Ontario College of Pharmacy, 1910.
Tatham, George Sidford
Invitations to University of Toronto social events (1906-07, 1923); examinations for the teacher's course in arts (1921, 1922), and an armband (?) in coloured stripes and bearing the word "Committee".
Tatham, Mary Beatrice
Tau Sigma Phi fraternity records including constitution, minutes of meetings, manual of procedures, pledge sheets of members, and membership lists. This fraternity later became a chapter of the international Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. It ended with the establishment of the Alpha Beta Chapter.
Tau Sigma Phi Fraternity (University of Toronto)
Fonds consists of 2 accessions:
B1983-0036: Annotated copy of Prof. Taylor's book, "Environment and Nation: geographical factors in the cultural and political history of Europe. University of Chicago Press, 1946. 2nd revised edition. See also material in the Rare Book Library.
B1986-0107: 5 Maps of physical features of Australia and one of the forest of Lyons, France. ca. 1919
Taylor, Thomas Griffith
The Nick Thierry fonds consists of 320 issues of Swim News (formerly Swim Canada) and research for articles contained within the magazine, various correspondence with people involved and interested in competitive swimming, a large amount of handwritten and typed results from numerous swim meets and events, and a series of letters collected from Thierry’s correspondence with Howard Firby, who served as the head coach of Canada’s swim teams during the 1964 Olympic Games and the 1966 Commonwealth Games. The fonds also contains bulletins published by the Canadian Swimming Coaches Association (CSCA), a number of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings from swimming events, Thierry’s collection of postcards and media passes to major swim meets, and the official binders issued to media members for the XI Commonwealth Games in Edmonton and XXI Olympics in Montreal. The material in the Thierry fonds has been divided into the following 7 series entitled; Swim News, Correspondence, Swim Meets: Results, Rankings and Guides, CSCA Bulletins, Swimming History Texts and Scrapbooks, Collected Memorabilia and Artifacts, and Photographs.
Thierry, Nicholas Joseph
Contains meeting minutes (1924-1941, 1957-2003), correspondence (1924-1982), subject files for various members of the Club, collected articles given or presented to the Club by various doctors, files pertaining to banquet dinners, and several photo albums of Club events and anniversaries.
Toronto Medical Historical Club (TMHC)
Fonds consists of 2 accessions
B1986-0025: Manuscripts and published copies of address and proposal by T. Kennard Thomson, consulting engineer, relating to hydroelectric development including map, plan and photograph of the Peace Bridge and other projects. (1 box, 1917-1920)
B1993-0027: Correspondence, certificates, reports, programmes, articles, photoprints, glass negatives, lantern, slides and architectural drawings documenting Kennard Thomson's career as a consulting engineer in New York and elsewhere and his relationship with the University of Toronto Engineering Society which he founded. (6 boxes and numerous oversize folders, 1871-1952)
Thomson, Thomas Kennard
Personal records of James E. Till, consisting primarily of correspondence, honours and awards, teaching materials, research and administrative files, manuscripts and addresses (including slides), interviews, and photographs, documenting Dr. Till's career as a professor of medical biophysics at the University of Toronto and as a cancer specialist. Includes files on the Centre (later Joint Centre) for Bioethics and the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Ontario Cancer Institute /Princess Margaret Hospital.
Till, James E.
Contains correspondence, source files on almanacs and publications by Ms. Tod and others in her field.
Tod, Dorothea Douglas
The fonds contains 2 accessions of records from LAUT - B2014-0017, and A1988-0034
B2014-0014 has been described at the file leve, and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, surveys and questionnaires, publications, reports, and other organizational records of the Library Association of the University of Toronto(LAUT). LAUT’s primary activities centred around topics such as employment and working conditions, salary matters, strikes, the status of women, the stack access debate, and the academic status of librarians as faculty members.
LAUT interacted with The University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the University of Toronto Staff Association (UTSA), the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), and the Canadian Association of College and University Librarians (CACUL) over the course of its activities.
For a description of A1988-0034, see accession-level description.
Librarians' Association of the University of Toronto (LAUT)
Minutes, reports, correspondence and legal documents relating to the observatory .
Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory
Fonds consists of:
Toronto School of Medicine
A set of printed recipe and cookery pages from the Lillian Massey School of Household Science, used and annotated by Constance Hamilton Townsend.
Townsend, Constance Hamilton
Mostly G.F. Tracy's teaching materials such as teaching notes, graphs, engineering drawings, film, mark books and student references. There are also research notes, created mainly in the 1920's, and subject files. No personal records or administrative records concerning G. F. Tracy's tenure as Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering are contained herein.
Tracy, Gordon Frederick
Personal records of Judith A. Teichman, professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, and a specialist in poverty and inequality in Latin America, documenting her studies as a student, her academic career at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and the University of Waterloo and Toronto, and her research and writings. Includes files on: her education; course notes; teaching and lecture notes; files on administrative work and research and writing of four books and numerous articles on Latin American politics; personal and professional correspondence; interviews; drafts and manuscripts; reviews.
Teichman, Judith A.
Correspondence, manuscript notes and 2 photographs belonging to David M. Turnbull (1906-1995), former Vice-president, Health Sciences , and Executive Assistant to the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, John Hamilton, during the time of the construction of the Medical Sciences building. Includes one group photo presumed to be of audience watching ceremony re Medical Sciences Building and group photo of D.I Turnbull with Mr. and Mrs. R.R. McLaughlin (1967). Also includes a typescript "History of Woods, Gordon & Co."
Turnbull, David McIntosh
Fonds consists of the professional and personal records of Prof. A.P. Thornton, historian and former Chair of the UofT’s Department of History. Records document some of his publishing activity, academic work presenting and teaching, as well as aspects of his personal life including creative writing and family history. While Prof. Thornton’s administrative role at the University is not significantly reflected in the records, the material contains documentation of the professor’s work with the Presidential Advisory Board in the mid-1980’s related to divestment in South Africa. Other records include family photographs, correspondence, and genealogical research.
Thornton, Archibald Paton
These records pertain to the educational and professional life of N.J. Turnbull. They consist primarily of material related to N.J. Turnbull’s time as a student at the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto, including class notes and assignments. There are also materials generated as a result of employment—both as a summer student during his university studies as well as following his graduation—which consists primarily of field notes and reports. There are also several photographs that pertain to N.J. Turnbull's career, including 432 photographs of the Royal Commission on Forestry relating to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1954.
Also included in these records are a collection of logging reports produced by John Fulton Turnbull, N.J. Turnbull's father. These reports relate predominantly to J.F. Turnbull’s position of District Forester of the North Bay Ontario Forestry Branch and the Annual Reports generated as a result.
Turnbull, Norman John
Fonds consists of 2 accessions:
B1972-0032: Minutes of executive meetings, reports, constitution, account book, budget and audited financial statement (1 box, 1961-1969)
B1974-0009: Correspondence and press clippings relating to the association's fund raising to build a new women's residence (1 box, 1920-1932).
University College (Toronto, Ont.). Alumnae Association
Photograph albums of the production of "Antigone" by the students of the University, February 15-17, 1894, with a copy of the program.
University College (Toronto, Ont.) Classical Association