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Chronological Correspondence Files

Outgoing correspondence documenting many of Yates' professional activities including research, teaching and administration. Does not contain any incoming correspondence and some pieces may be duplicate of copies in other series.

Subject files

Includes files on tours and lectures, the Advisory Committee on the University of Toronto Library system, National Research Council Grants, Journal of American Chemical Society and the Awards Committee for the Royal Society of Canada. Files mainly contain correspondence, agendas, memos, and in the case of grants, research proposals and reports.

Books and edited books

During his career, Prof. Richardson published 13 books as author, co-author or as editor. Seven of these works are contained in this series. His first book, Volume 10 of the Society for New Testament Studies (SNTS), was based on his PhD thesis. He changed the title to Israel in the Apostolic Church and it was published by the Cambridge University Press in 1969. Described as “lucidly written, closely argued and most scholarly work”, it was reprinted in paperback 36 years later by Cambridge University Press. In 1984 with John Parry he produced a small pamphlet on University College entitled The great good place: exploring University College.

Another edited book, Law in religious communities in the Roman period: the debate over Torah and Nomos in post-biblical Judaism and early Christianity, appeared in 1991. This book was based on the seminar “Torah and Nomos in Judaism and Christianity” sponsored by the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies over the previous six years. Five years later Herod, Friend of Romans and King of Jews was completed and published by the University of South Carolina Press. This work was reprinted in 1999 by Fortress Press and in Edinburgh by T & T Clark. It became a selection for the History Book Club and the Book of the Month Club.

From 1994 to 1998 he worked with co-editor Karl Donfried on the book Judaism and Christianity in First-Century Rome which was published by Eerdmans in 1998. The papers in this book were revised versions of papers delivered at the “Seminar on NT Texts in their cultural environment” of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS) between 1990 and 1994. Prof. Richardson contributed one of the papers "Augustan-era synagogues in Rome" in this volume, copy of which will be found in Series 10 Articles .

In City and Sanctuary: religion and architecture in the Roman Near East (2002), Prof. Richardson “examines the urban design of five cities in the Near East – Palmyra, Petra, Gerasa, Caesarea Maritima and Jerusalem – including cult centres, temples and buildings for mystery religions.” The content of this book is based on a series of John Albert Hall lectures given by Prof. Richardson in 2001.

Building Jewish in the Roman East published in 2004 continues the theme of the relationship between religion and architecture. This book consists in large part of chapters containing revised versions of articles previously published in scholarly journals and collections of essays.

Prof. Richardson’s last book in this series was co-authored with his brother, Douglas Richardson, retired professor of fine art. Canadian Churches, an architectural history is an extensively illustrated book published by Firefly in 2007. This book was described as a “tribute to the religious underpinnings of the nation and to the care with which so many of these houses of worship.. have been preserved”.

Talks, lectures and addresses

This series consists of numerous talks, lectures and addresses which W.E. Gallie presented to various conferences, graduating class receptions, and medical lectures. The file titles in this series represent the content of the lecture as well as the audience, if one has been provided. The files in this series have been arranged in chronological order.

Also includes B1990-0046: Text of toast by Dr. W.E. Gallie to the "Sister Universities" at the formal opening of the Banting Institute, with covering letter and a copy of the program, 1930.

Research notes and documents

In his “Introduction” to this finding aid, Professor Friedland states that this series contains “some [my emphasis] of the research material collected over the past five years”; then describes the arrangement of the files. “Sub-series 7.1 consists of the spiral binders I used to make notes of what I was reading and how I planned to handle the material. Sub-series 2 contains the notes I made as I tackled each chapter. Sub-series 3 is the most extensive collection of material. In it, the subjects are set out in alphabetical order and include persons, places, institutions, and concepts. Individual files may include newspaper articles, research notes, obituaries, academic writings, and many other matters.” Professor Friedland threw out a large quantity of material before transferring his files to the University Archives: “Material that is bulky and easily found elsewhere has been excluded from the files. The series thus provides a unique source of information on topics which would take individual researchers many long days or weeks or months to gather themselves. University of Toronto publications, such as the University of Toronto Monthly, the Bulletin, and the various alumni magazines, were systematically gone through during the course of the project and copies of this material have been included in the relevant files.”

In sub-series 7.2, “Rough research notes”, the files are arranged by chapter (1-42). In sub-series 7.3, “Research materials”, the arrangement is alphabetical, “Abols – Zoology”.

The files, in whole or in part, that contain information not readily found elsewhere and that illustrate the process of research and writing have been retained. The large volume of photocopied material in the files when Professor Friedland turned them over to the University Archives has been substantially reduced. Much of it is already readily accessible in the University Archives, especially the identified textual records, indexed periodicals, and items from its biographical files (especially A1973-0026 and the ‘people files’) and ‘subject files’.

Entries from the widely available Dictionary of Canadian Biography have also not been kept, although entries from some difficult to locate biographical sources have been. Significantly annotated material and references to sources have been retained (some sources were added when the photocopies were culled), as has photocopied material from sources that would be otherwise very difficult for researchers to locate.

In the course of his research Professor Friedland made careful and extensive use of the files assembled by Robin Harris in the 1970s in his ultimately abandoned attempt to write the second of a proposed two-volume history of the University. Much of the material Professor Friedland’s researchers photocopied from this accession (A1983-0036) had earlier been copied from administrative and other sources in the U of T Archives. While references to files in this accession (and others) have been retained, the photocopies themselves, unless annotated, have been removed. Researchers should, in any case, ultimately refer to the original sources, where they are identified, in the University Archives.

Where deemed appropriate, photocopied material in volume has been retained. There are two principal occasions where this was done. First, Professor Friedland had
copied the complete run of Claude Bissell’s diaries and journals from 1934 to 1971, the year he stepped down as president of the University. These Friedland marked for further copying (the resulting elements were then used to bolster files about individuals, events, groups and organizations that were created by his researchers). Only the pages that were earmarked for further copying have survived culling; they contain the entries that were actually used throughout the manuscript and, with the ‘elements’ described above, provide a rough index to the diaries.

In the second instance, where indices do not exist items have largely been retained. Journals that are indexed in the University Archives include the student newspaper, the Varsity (1880-1931,1953-1973), University of Toronto Quarterly (up to 1937, thereafter in the Canadian periodicals index), University of Toronto monthly (1901-1948) and its successors, the Alumni Bulletin (1948-1956), Varsity Graduate (1948-1967), and the University of Toronto Graduate (1967-1972). The last’s successor, University of Toronto Magazine, has been searchable online since 1999. The Department of Development maintains a card index for the University of Toronto Bulletin, a journal about the activities of faculty and staff and events on campus, for the years 1980 to August 2000. As the card index to the Bulletin is not readily available to users, dated items from the years it covers have been kept, along with entries from earlier years. Recent years of the Bulletin are now available online.

Some of the files also contain research material, including correspondence, reports and publications, that were forwarded by individuals; these files are identified as discrete units and the material therein has, with few exceptions, been retained in its entirety. George Connell, for example, gave Professor Friedland two large binders of memos, reports, and addresses – some are original handwritten versions – from his years as president (see box 045). Some research material forwarded for use by the

History Project has been scattered throughout this series. The principal example here is the index cards compiled by James Greenlee while writing his biography of Sir Robert Falconer, president of the University from 1907 to 1932. These cards have been retained in their entirety and may be found in boxes 051 to 053 and in those files where the notation in the ‘date(s)’ field is [198-].

-Cassette audiotapes of an oral history interview by James Greenlee with Vincent Bladen have been removed from B2002-0022/042(03) to 001S and 002S;
-Cassette audiotapes of interviews by James Greenlee with Robert D. Falconer, dated 13 July and August 1979 have been removed from B2002-0022/050(12) to /003 - /010S
-A cassette audiotape has been removed from B2002-0022/077(14) - /011S

Faculty of Law activities

This series is divided into two sub-series, ‘Activities’ and ‘Correspondence with students’. The first sub-series contains correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, and lecture material documenting Professor Friedland’s activities within the faculty and the faculty’s affairs generally. The ‘course’ files contain Professor Friedland’s outlines, notes, assignments and examinations for his course in criminal law. There are also files on the publications, Faculty of Law Review and Nexus. The remaining files in this sub-series relate primarily to Professor Friedland’s activities with the ‘Class of 5T8’s fortieth anniversary reunion in 1998 and to the Faculty’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations in 1999-2000. This sub-series ends with files on Professor Friedland’s 1997 report on the grading practices policy at the Faculty and on the Faculty’s marks scandal in 2001.

The records in this sub-series contain correspondence, memoranda and notes and reports; class outlines, assignments and other material; minutes of meetings for anniversary celebrations, along with programmes and publications (including drafts), sheet music and songs, and a video, notices, press releases and press clippings.

The second sub-series, ‘Correspondence with students’, contains correspondence, memoranda, curriculum vitae (but not student transcripts and marks, which have been removed), greeting cards, postcards and the occasional offprint relating primarily to references requested from Professor Friedland, and a file of memorabilia.

Most of the reference requests relate to applications for graduate school, academic appointments, and positions in legal firms and for clerkships in the Supreme Court of Canada and other courts. Others relate to academic honours – awards, prizes and scholarships. Some of the files also contain correspondence relating to courses taken and theses supervised, though most of this type of correspondence is located in ‘Series III.: Correspondence’ above. Some of the requests are more prosaic, such as asking Professor Friedland to sign passport applications and photos. Also included are memos from Professor Friedland to officials in the Faculty of Law, such as the summer student co-ordinator, about specific students. In their letters, these students and former students provide information about their current activities which sometimes have taken them far afield, examples being the Rwanda genocide case, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and legal work in Japan.


Note from Bliss: "These files consist of virtually all of my ingoing and outgoing correspondence, beginning in the summer of 1967 when we moved to Harvard to be Claude Bissell's Teaching Assistant during his tenure as Mackenzie King professor of Canadian Studies there. The normal organization is simply by date - but my filing system has never been meticulous and many letters may be out of order [users are welcome to straighten them out by date], or may have slipped into other files in the collection. Some correspondence with particular colleagues and/or friends has been filed separately for some years. Some important letters or exchanges have been given separate files. The correspondence is highly professionel - with a wide range of Canadian historians and covering everything of interest to young historians - and also personal, containing correspondence with family friends and students, political letters [I was extremely upset about the Vietnam War, and wrote to various political figures] and many others.

The files relating to my editorship of the Social History of Canada series bet ween 1971 and 1976 could have been put in Series 3, but are included in this series because so many of the letters contain material of more general interest. As well, quite a bit of Social History material found its way into the general files, so they also go together for user convenience."

Consulting, Appraisals, Editing

Includes files related to the publication of "Canada's Illustrated History".

Note from Bliss: "This was a 16- volume illustrated history of Canada, published between 1974 and 1977 by a subsidiary of McClelland & Stewart, on which I was historical consultant. Folders 06-25 contain appraisals, correspondence, evaluations, annotated chapters, et cetera, relating to the books in the series. Some files are listed by the book's author, others by the decade covered. The most noteworthy book in the series is probably that written by Margaret Atwood on the period from 1820-1840, the book of hers that has been least noticed. Folders 9 and 10 contain my appraisals of her work and comments on her manuscript."

Evaluations and Recommendations, Students and Colleagues

Note from Bliss: "About 1972 I began making typed appraisals of essays, with carbons. Thus I had a copy for reference, which was particularly useful in commenting on second essays. My filing of these, as well as general letters of evaluation, has always been erratic and inconsistent. Often I did not keep copies of letters of evaluation - I've written thousands of them, it seems"


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

Articles, book chapters and other shorter works

This series contains files documenting many of Prof. Eddie’s shorter literary products beginning with his doctoral thesis at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1961-1967). It includes mainly scholarly writings for academic journals, but also letters and ‘journalistic’ articles written in the early 1990s on various topics. Files may contain correspondence, notes, and manuscripts and some copies of final printed works.


Prof. Heichelheim maintained a regular correspondence with friends, family and colleagues both in Canada and around the world up to the year of his death. His brother’s name was Arthur Heichelheim and he lived in London England. This series dominates this fonds and includes correspondence with classical scholars at Cambridge and Oxford and at the University of Giessen (Prof. Heichelheim’s former employer), as well as at the University of Toronto. Such scholars include many of his co-authors such as E.N. Adler, Prof. F. L. Griffith, J. G. Tait, T. Frank, H. Michel, Prof. Elemer Balogh and Prof. Cedric Yeo. Correspondence is in English or German, depending on the nationality of the correspondent.

During World War II he continued to maintain ongoing correspondence with his brother and other family members, along with other scholars left in Europe and frequently describe living conditions, lost friends, the death camps and establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. Correspondence with family and friends is often in German.

Manuscripts: book reviews and articles

This series contains drafts of some of Heichelheim’s manuscripts for published and unpublished articles and books reviews. Among these works is a series of files of manuscripts and correspondence relating to articles submitted to the Oxford Classical Dictionary on Celtic gods, ancient economic history etc. 1938-1939.

Other inserts

Gerald M. Craig donated a number of books to the University of Toronto Library which contained a variety of inserts. These have been removed and listed below, along with the name of the book in which they were found.


Series 3 contains Rodney Bobiwash's professional and creative writing, both published and unpublished. Included in this series are short stories, reviews, poems, and book proposals, as well as articles and publications related to Bobiwash's professional activities. Box /018 contains a mix of professional and creative writing, though the majority of the records are professional in nature. Box /018 also contains nine articles with various titles under the heading "My View, which Bobiwash wrote for The Forum for Global Exchange between 1999-2000, as well as an article for a Canadian history CD ROM and an article for Akwesasne News, among other documents. Included in this box are several small collections of Bobiwash's poetry. Box /019 also contains a mix of Bobiwash's professional and creative writing. This box contains mostly creative writing such as short stories, poetry collections, and book proposals, including two proposals to Daykeeper Press for books titled "Red Sun in the Morning"

Professional activities/organizations and correspondence

Series 6 documents Rodney Bobiwash's professional activities between 1991 and 2002. The records contained in this series are the product of Bobiwash's professional activities as a First Nations and anti-racist activist, and of the positions held by Bobiwash in various organizations during this time period. The records cover a wide variety of activities and contain everything from Klanbuster phone logs and white supremacist newsletters to Aboriginal Urban Alliance meeting minutes and grant and fellowship applications. Of particular interest in terms of anti-racist activities is the file /028(04) documenting the Canadian Human Rights Council federal case initiated by Bobiwash against Wolfgang Droege and the Heritage Front in 1992-1993. The series contains a large quantity of records documenting Bobiwash's work with the Center for World Indigenous Studies (C.W.I.S.) and his work with local First Nations organizations such as the Aboriginal Urban Alliance and the Native Canadian Centre Toronto. In addition, the series also contains records related to Bobiwash's national and international activities concerning various indigenous populations; records documenting Bobiwash's involvement in the Shwelkwek'welt controversy in the Shuswap, as well as his support for the preservation of the "Miami Circle"

Personal records

This series is made up of records related to Rodney Bobiwash's personal life and activities. The first two boxes in this series contain journals, prayer books and notebooks arranged in chronological order from 1982-2001. There are several prayer/journal-notebooks that contain bible study passages and thoughts, as wells as notes and entries dealing with Bobiwash's day-to-day personal life. Box /032 contain records related to Bobiwash's education, post-secondary essays, theses, projects and research (M.A., PhD.). Box /032 also contains Bobiwash's Curriculum Vitae 1992-1996, and obituaries published in local and national newspapers and websites. Series 10 box /004P contains photos of a canoe trip to Algonquin Park in 1988, a photo memorial book for Rodney Bobiwash and Kimy Pernia Domico from 2002, an unidentified group photo, and a photo from Nefteyugansk, Russia dated 1993. The journals, CVs and obituaries are all arranged chronologically.


This series gives a good overview of Prof. Prentice’s career. It includes biographies, C.V.s, correspondence on appointments, newspaper clippings, honours received and photographs.

Associations and activism

Records documenting Prof. Prentice’s participation in professional associations, at scholarly conferences and on committees. Files contain mainly correspondence and memos but can also contain agenda, minutes of meetings, constitutions, and announcements. Arrangement is more or less chronological.

B1998-0017 includes files regarding the establishment of the Ontario Women’s History Network and the Canadian History of Education Association in which Prentice played a key role. There are also records documenting her participation the International Congress of Historical Sciences in Bucharest in 1979. There is also an early file documenting her contribution to an NDP Education Policy Committee

B2009-0010 contains a file that gives an outline of her activist activities that she prepared for an article she wrote for The Canadian Friend in 2008. There are also files on early political groups (Praxis and Association of Women Electors), the Canadian Historical Association and the Canadian Committee on Women’s History.


This series contains a diverse set of records documenting many of the main research projects under taken by Prof. Prentice. Many resulted in publications of books and this series therefore relates to records found in Series 7 Publishing. Projects documented include:

1) the history of teachers, especially women in teaching – research was done for a book that was being prepared with Marta Kanylewycz on teachers in Quebec, before her untimely death in 1985

2) women in physics including some oral histories in the form of written notes

3) studies on the status of women in the historical profession – prepared for a session organized for a Canadian Historical Association conference in 1990

4) research on women historians including taped interviews and correspondence on her co-edited book Creating Historical Memory

5) research undertaken as part of the Women and Professional Education Network that resulted in the co-edited book Challenging Professions.

There are also several other smaller research interests documented including research on faculty wives, women on University of Toronto campus, the feminization of maps, as well as a file on the McQueen project undertaken with Margaret Conrad of the University of New Brunswick. Also included are oral histories transcripts and tapes for interviews with Elizabeth Allin, Charity Grant, Jean Burnet, and Bertha Houston. There are also several other interviews contained only on tape including Canadian women scholars Ursala Franklin, Margaret Prang, Debby Gorban as well as several of Prof. Prentice’ graduate students, Australian educational historians and former faculty wives.

Files contain extensive correspondence and e-mail mainly among the research partners who were among the first generation of historians to focus on women’s history. The correspondence gives a solid portrayal of the collaborative nature of this research. Also included are research notes and collected essays, drafts of papers and chapters, oral history tapes and transcripts, grant applications and at times correspondence relating to publishing.

Legal documents

The series includes the original letters patent of the Corporation of Seven Wardens and copies of the by-laws of the Corporation. Also included are numerous letters, clippings and addenda concerning the copyrighting of the Ritual and the “Hymn of Breaking Strain” in Canada, the United States and abroad. The files have been arranged chronologically within the series.

Financial records

The series includes detailed financial statements, itemized accounts and receipts enumerating in detail the costs associated with the Ritual. Particular itemized receipts may be useful for indicating the costs and processes involved in manufacturing the iron rings. The manufacture of the rings has remained the primary expense of the Ritual, which is largely administered on a volunteer basis. Thus, by default, the series illuminates those few other expenses such as travel and meeting costs associated with the Ritual ceremony and its executive. Note that financial statements for Camp One are likely to be found in the correspondence series with other secretarial records in later accessions and also as addenda to the meeting minutes of Series 3. The financial records are arranged chronologically by file.


The correspondence series follows three distinct ordering systems. Those files that were separated as Haultain’s personal correspondence are placed at the front of the series (Box 006) and arranged in chronological order. The “personal” designation appears to have been imposed on the records by the rearrangement of Edith Birkett (see Series 8). Also included in this series are some miscellaneous Haultain correspondence files on a variety of topics, including the Ritual, and some personal correspondence that was filed with the Ritual records.

Boxes 007 through 009 are arranged chronologically and include correspondence between the Wardens and the Camps, some committee correspondence and general Kipling Ritual correspondence. The alphabetical arrangement appears to have been mostly applied following Birkett’s arrangement of the Kipling Ritual files and includes significant correspondence with Camp and Corporate Secretaries and Wardens including Norman Parkinson, Louis Trudel, Robert Marshall and Thomas Hogg. These letters are arranged alphabetically (Boxes 009 through 012).

In later accessions the records are mostly arranged in chronological order and are interspersed with various attachments such as receipts and meeting minutes. Largely these records contain the details of the activity of the office of the Camp One Secretary. For correspondence with the other Camp secretaries see also Series 7. Files (07) and (09) in B1982-0023/006 include early examples of the hand-hammered iron rings.


This series includes copies of “The Iron Ring”, a private publication for the Camp Wardens, printed as a kind of historical primer and general information circular. There is also a clipping file of publicity concerning the Ritual, correspondence regarding the various publications, and a printed musical score for a composition by Alice Roger Collins, to the text of the poem “The Sons of Martha” by Rudyard Kipling, dedicated to the “engineering profession”.
Accession B1995-0040 includes additional publicity clippings, more recent editions of “The Iron Ring”, a Manual of Camp Procedures and mark ups for a collection of Kipling poems. Accession B2009-0029 includes a copy of the reprinted Twenty Poems by Rudyard Kipling, issue no.8 of “The Iron Ring”, The Manual of Camp Procedure (1988), various articles and publicity concerning the Canadian postage stamp honouring the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Ritual, issued in April 2000.


Series includes several reports either written or co-authored by McKay. It also includes several unsigned reports along with a report by Kenneth C. Smith, now Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. Neither Appendix M nor file three (“Figures and Notations”) were attached to any document or set of documents at the time of their arrival at the Archives.


Series documents McKay’s time as a university student. The physics and chemistry workbook
belongs to his undergraduate years as do the correspondence and clippings regarding his scholarships. Max Planck’s Treatise on Thermodynamics was gifted to McKay when the British Association for the Advancement of Science awarded him a bronze medal. Although the academic hood does not have a date, McKay most likely received it upon earning his Doctorate in 1934.


Series consists of a work log (year unknown) and a cumulative bibliography request from Claude Bissell, President of the University of Toronto. Attached to the request is a draft of McKay’s curriculum vitae, which chronicles his career up until 1965.


This series consists of lecture files used by Harris for teaching mainly undergraduate English courses. There is a file for Course 316 on Higher Education taught in the mid 1960s. Among the files on a course of History and theory of English Studies (1984) is a manuscript of paper entitled “The role of English in general education 1890-1950” written by Harris while as a Ph.D. student in 1951 at the University of Michigan.(B2002-0003/002(09) Files contain hand written and typed notes, some outlines to lectures, clippings and essays related to the lecture topic. These files more than likely began as notes Harris took while a student of English at the University of Toronto during the 1940s and formed the basis of his early lectures. Overtime Harris added to the files and they clearly became his teaching lectures.
Lectures relating to period literature are filed first (19th century poetry, 20th century prose), followed by types of literature (i.e. poetry, tragedies, the novel, the theatre) and finally followed by files on individual authors arranged alphabetically.

Of a more ambiguous nature are files on philosophy, which may or may not have been used for teaching. They are filed after the English Literature files and are followed by the one file on a course in Higher Education mentioned above.

Also includes slides used to illustrate a lecture on the past deans of the School of Graduate Studies, given at the University of Toronto on November 18, 1986; copy of text in case file.

Research materials

Research notes, clippings, copies of articles, etc relating to finance at University of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, history of curriculum development and other topics collected by Prof. Harris in the course of his research relating to the history of higher education in general and the University of Toronto in particular.

Executive Assistant, Minister of Finance

Brian Land’s appointment as executive assistant to Walter Gordon in May, 1963, occurred at a time of promise and potential peril for the new Liberal government of Lester Pearson. In power after a highly charged election, the government did not have an overall majority and was especially vulnerable to attack if one of its ministers slipped up. Walter Gordon’s first budget, presented on 13 June, caused a major row in the House of Commons because he had used advisers from outside the government and because some measures were very controversial. He was constantly under attack through the summer and the government embarked on a series of revisions and retreats. While the budget was approved in principle within two weeks, the Finance Minister was soon forced to bring in a number of changes and final approval did not take place until August. His second budget was presented in March, 1964, by which time Land’s appointment as the new Director of the School of Library Science had already been announced. Land left Ottawa at the end of May.

While this series contains correspondence, memoranda, and appointment schedules relating to Land’s activities generally as Gordon’s executive assistant, the emphasis is on the 1963 and 1964 budgets, especially the former. The records include correspondence, memoranda, discussion notes, notes, and drafts of budget speeches; notes for and drafts of Gordon’s post-budget speeches and answers to questions in the House; addresses by him, press releases from his office, weekly summaries of press reports from the office of the Prime Minister, and press clippings.

Canadian Library Association

This series contains files of general correspondence and subject correspondence files documenting Prof. Land’s role as member of the Canadian Library Association and specific activities such as Co-ordinator of the Salary and Standards Committees, member of the Council (1962-1963) and the Librarian’s Committee (1961-1962). As Co-ordinator, Salary and Standards Committees Prof. Land led a study conducted of salaries for librarians between 1959 and 1961. Later correspondence documents the relationship between the CLA and the Institute of Professional Librarians when Land was president (1962-1963).

Argyll and Sutherland Highlands of Canada

Throughout his life, Bissell maintained close ties to his World War II regiment. This series documents his relationship with ASHC and the some of the work he undertook on their behalf.


While a master’s student at the University of Toronto in 1936-1937, Dr. Bissell made detailed notes for his courses; those for ‘Victorian thought’ and ‘The origins and development of Romanticism’, along with course outlines and a few of his term papers have survived. Also present are the course outlines and his notes on philosophy and the philosophy of religion while a doctoral student at Cornell University.

Professional activities

In the 1960s and the 1970s, Dr. Bissell was involved in a number of initiatives and organizations relating to issues in higher education, including those between the two solitudes, English and French Canada, and between Canada and the United States. In 1965 he attended the executive program of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies in Aspen, Colorado. In 1974 the Canada Council’s commission on graduate studies in the humanities and social sciences solicited input from Canadian universities. The University of Toronto’s contribution was a task force, the ‘Toronto Report Group’, which submitted a draft report at the end of January 1975. A few years earlier two events proved of particular interest to Bissell. In 1968, a conference on Canadian studies held in Albany, New York, had as its main theme undergraduate education in Canadian studies programs in colleges and universities in the eastern United States. This coincided with the complete revamping of the undergraduate curriculum in the Arts at the University of Toronto, under the able chairmanship of Brough Macpherson. The next year, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching held a board meeting at which the discussion topic was university governance in the 1970s. Bissell who preserved copies of the addresses and documents circulated.

This series contains correspondence, minutes, memoranda, programmes, addresses and reports documenting the activities of the above groups. The arrangement of the files is alphabetically by the name of the event or group.

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