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Thomas A. Wilson fonds

  • UTA 1963
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2007

Fonds consists of records documenting the academic and professional career of Prof. Wilson from his early research, teaching and publication activities at Harvard University through his more than forty years at the University of Toronto. Series 1 to 3 contain correspondence and professional files documenting his activities at Harvard University and the University of Toronto. Series 3 provides documentation on the operation of the Institute for Policy Analysis for much of the past thirty years and the segregation of the Department of Political Economy in 1982. Details relating to the development of courses and programmes of study in the developing fields of social and economic policy will be found in the correspondence and other documents.

Series 4 consists of records relating to Prof. Wilson’s own undergraduate education
at the University of British Columbia and graduate education at Harvard University.

The majority of the records in the first accession (B2001-0038) concern the research and writing of various studies, working papers and policy papers undertaken by Prof. Wilson as a member of the Institute for Policy Analysis. A major study on the Appliance industry commissioned by the federal Department of Industry in 1968 was one of the first undertaken by the new Institute. The records for this study found in Series 9 consist of correspondence, data, research files and transcripts of interviews with major manufacturing companies in Canada. Records relating to other studies, such as those conducted for the Anti-Inflation Board, will be found in Series 8.

Series 8 documents Prof. Wilson’s teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate level. One of his major achievements concerned the development of courses and programmes in Industrial Organization developed for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Series 10 documents the consulting work of Prof. Wilson, primarily under the umbrella of Wilson Research Economics, for various corporations and government agencies.

Wilson, Thomas Arthur

Joan Winearls fonds

  • UTA 1964
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2010

Records of Joan Winearls, map librarian at the University of Toronto, consisting of correspondence, course and lecture notes, addresses, diaries, articles, research files for and drafts of the manuscript of "Mapping Upper Canada, 1780-1867", and photographs. There are also conference files, relating in particular to the Canadian Cartographic Association, the International Cartographic Association, and the Conference on Editorial Problems 1993 conference in Toronto, ‘Editing Early and Historical Atlases’. There are also exhibition files associated with this conference and with ‘Mapping Toronto’s first century’, a 1984 exhibition mounted as part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of the City of Toronto.

Winearls, Joan

David James Gibb Wishart fonds

  • UTA 1966
  • Fonds
  • 1919

Two notes from Wishart to Dr. C .K. Clarke and to President Falconer concerning conference expenses and use of Toronto General Hospital by the military at the end of World War I.

Wishart, David James Gibb

Robert James Wood fonds

  • UTA 1968
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1886

Signed admission tickets to classes in the Toronto School of Medicine, 1882-1886; announcement for examinations for license from the King and Queen's College of Physicians in Ireland, 1886; cartoon of the "Quack Doctor", n.d.

Wood, Robert James

Leonard Ernest Woodbury fonds

  • UTA 1969
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1985

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1984-0023: Drafts, notes and reprints of published articles.

B1985-0021: Notes, newspaper clippings and memos selected in preparation of an essay entitled "Gentleman-Scholar: A Memoir of Gilbert Bagnani".

Woodbury, Leonard Ernest

A. S. P. Woodhouse fonds

  • UTA 1970
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1966

Fonds consists of 6 accessions of records and published materials documenting A. S. P. Woodhouse's career as an English scholar and professor at the University of Toronto. Includes: correspondence, notes, notebooks, course materials, drafts and typescripts. See accession-level descriptions for further information.

Woodhouse, Arthur Sutherland Pigott

Moffat St. Andrew Woodside fonds

  • UTA 1971
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1968

Consists of correspondence, diary, personal files, administrative records; personal and administrative papers, manuscripts, scrapbooks, and panoramic photographs of North House, Burwash Hall, Victoria College (1932-1933); Varsity staff, 1927; photographs of Greece; C.O.T.C.; wedding portraits and other unidentified photos.

Woodside, Moffat St. Andrew

Joseph Workman fonds

  • UTA 1972
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1851, 1867-1893

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1965-0040: Minutes, memoranda, extracts of official records, cash and rent ledgers, and the final report of the Commission of Enquiry into the affairs of King's College University and Upper Canada College, 1848-1851.

B1980-0015: Diary, 1867-1893.

Workman, Joseph

Charles R. Worsley fonds

  • UTA 1973
  • Fonds
  • 1944

Thesis report and drawings by Charles Worsley, student in the Department of Architecture through the early 1940s entitled "Proposals for the future development of the town of Weston and its surrounding area".

Worsley, Charles R.

Gerald Alfred Wrenshall fonds

  • UTA 1974
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1970

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1979-0017: Experiments on insulin assay, insulin extractions and other plan experiments; minutes of meetings within the university including external organization such as the International Diabetes Foundation; administrative files relating to grant and supplies; correspondence, galley proof, index to content or outline of publications relating to publishing proceedings or articles. (43 boxes, 1943-1970)

B1980-0007: Further papers of Gerald A. Wrenshall, Professor in the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, contain plans for experiments conducted by Prof. Wrenshall or with another individual, papers reviewed by Prof. Wrenshall as a member of the Editorial Board of "Diabetes", The Journal of the American Diabetes Association, reprints of articles, copies of Bulletin, correspondence requesting copies of reprints/publications. (18 boxes, 1940-1968)

Wrenshall, Gerald Alfred

Adam Henry Wright fonds

  • UTA 1975
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1930

Illuminated addresses on retirement of Dr. Adam H. Wright as Dean of Obstetrics, University of Toronto (1912-1913) and memorial address of Council of Faculty of Medicine on his death in 1930. Includes offprint of Banquet address from "The Canadian Practition and Review" (1913). One photograph by Ashley and Crippen of the portrait of Dr. Adam Wright (n.d.).

Wright, Adam Henry

Cecil A. Wright fonds

  • UTA 1976
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1967

Fonds consists of records belonging to Cecil A. Wright, law professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law. Includes: correspondence with eminent individuals, politicians,and prime ministers ; notes taken while a student at Harvard Law school; speeches and addresses; reprints of articles; drafts of case studies; labour arbitration cases; and administrative files while he was with Osgoode Hall and the Faculty of Law.

Wright, Cecil Augustus

Marjorie Wright fonds

  • UTA 1977
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1935-1988

22 photographs document Ontario College of Pharmacy student Marjorie Wright, later Marjorie Downs. Included is her graduation portrait (1938), a photo album of snapshots showing her graduation, residence, working in a lab as well as King George IV and Queen Elizabeth's visit to Toronto in 1939. Also documenting her student days is a composite portrait of the Senior Executive Class of 1938, Ontario College of Pharmacy of which Marjorie Wright was a member. Finally, there is one portrait of Mrs. Downs later in life as well as an award marking the 50th anniversary of her graduation from the Ontario College of Pharmacy.

Wright, Marjorie

George F Wright fonds

  • UTA 1978
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1945

Four chronologically ordered volumes relating to research carried out by Professor George F Wright on Second World War defence projects for the federal government of Canada through the National Research Council of Canada.

The first volume is Defence Project CE-12 and encompassses the dates December, 1939 to June, 1942. It contains a series of chemical research reports related to wartime defence initiatives. The following three volumes consists of reports to ACE (Associate Commitee on Explosives) covering the dates August 1944 to June 1945. They contain reports, previously marked 'secret' relating to wartime research and experimentation on the explosive properties of compounds. Some of the reports contain photographs tipped in; there is also a file of loose photographs and correspondence.

Wright, George F

Robert Ramsay Wright fonds

  • UTA 1979
  • Fonds
  • [187-]-1954

Correspondence among Vilhjalmur Stefansson, James Mavor and Ramsay Wright concerning the ethnological expedition to Eskimos of the Mackenzie Delta undertaken by Stefansson in 1906-1907 under the auspices of Harvard University and the University of Toronto; photographs and photonegatives of students and faculty in the natural and biological sciences, include Professors Ramsay Wright, Archibald Macallum and Archibald Huntsman. Various U of T publications and brochures, etc (see file list for more information).

Wright, Robert Ramsay

Mary Hazel Cornelia Wrightman fonds

  • UTA 1981
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1974

Papers of Mary Wrightman, consisting of files relating to her graduation (B.A., 1914), her retirement from the Library, invitations to various official university functions, the centenary of the University College, and the 50th and 60th anniversary reunions of the Class of IT4; Includes a photograph of Clara Cynthia Benson, Professor of Food Chemistry, n.d.

Wrightman, Mary Hazel Cornelia

Peter Yates fonds

  • UTA 1984
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1992

This accession includes records from the following series documenting Dr. Peter Yates, an organic chemist first appointed to the Department of Chemistry from Harvard University in 1960.

Yates, Peter

William Edward Young fonds

  • UTA 1987
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1934

Architectural drawings covering W.E. Young's years as a student in the Faculty of Applied Science. Included is one submitted in his unsuccessful bid for the Darling and Pearson Prize in 1934.

Young, William Edward

George A. Zarb fonds

  • UTA 1988
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2012

Personal records of George Zarb, Professor Emeritus of and former head of Prosthodontics in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, who introduced dental implantology to North America and who is recognized internationally for his contributions to his field. The records include personal and professional correspondence; files on many of the numerous honours bestowed on him; administrative files; teaching files, course material and lecture notes with accompanying slides, along with slide presentations from student projects and theses; files of correspondence and related material pertaining to professional activities, including selected conferences and editorial work; and drafts of chapters of books, articles, and addresses, with accompanying photographs and slides, and some born-digital material.

Zarb, George A.

Arthur M. Zimmerman fonds

  • UTA 1989
  • Fonds
  • 1956–1997

The records that make up the Arthur M. Zimmerman fonds document his professional activities and research endeavours from the 1960s to the present. They are rich in correspondence and manuscript drafts of articles and seminars that document the collaborative research efforts among Zimmerman and his colleagues. The correspondence files are especially insightful on Zimmerman’s relationship with his students both while they were under his supervision and later in their careers. Series of professional correspondence, recommendations, reviews and editorial positions give evidence to Zimmerman’s role as an expert whose knowledge and opinions were sought by his peers. Finally, records that reflect his teachings of courses within in the Department of Zoology are contained more or less in one series, Teaching Files.

Finally as one might expect in personal records, there is very little evidence of his role in University administrative positions. Neither is there any significant amount of records documenting his personal life. The Personal Correspondence series, for example, contains mainly correspondence regarding professional appointments and remuneration.

These records will be of general interest to researchers studying the history of science and particularly of cellular biology, the history of the teaching of science, and the history of any of the associations to which Dr. Zimmerman was active. It may also be useful to those researching the role of scientists in society in general, especially with respect to the their influence on issues surrounding drug abuse.

Zimmerman, Arthur M.

William Zimmerman fonds

  • UTA 1990
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1930

Song Sheets distributed at the Varsity vs McGill football games on October 23, 1920, October, 1927 and December, 1930.

Zimmerman, William

Kenneth William Allen fonds

  • UTA 1994
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1987

This accession of records from Dr. Kenneth W. Allen covers a brief period in his career when he was working in the Physics Division of Atomic Energy of Canada in Chalk River, as a Lecturer at Liverpool University, England, and as a researcher for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority at Aldermaston, England. The accession contains lab notes, diagrams, and correspondence with administration at Chalk River and various atomic organizations.

Allen, Kenneth William

The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge fonds

  • Fonds
  • [194-?]-1990

Fonds consists of records relating to Lectures 1818-1819 on the History of Philosophy, 1983-1985; records relating to Marginalia, [194-?]-1983; and records relating to Shorter Works and Fragments, 1968-1990.

The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Abbyann Lynch fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1960s – 2000s

Fonds demonstrates Lynch’s professional output over the course of four decades. The body of records primarily represents her written work, while there are also audio-visual recordings of lectures and presentations. Items include: published articles, typed and hand-written speeches and lectures, professional reports, newspaper articles about Lynch, recordings of lectures and presentations, recordings of television and radio appearances.

Lynch, Abbyann Day, 1928-

Laurence Edward Lynch fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920 - 1983

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Laurence Lynch throughout his studies and career as a scholar, professor, advisor, and principal at the University of St. Michael's College. His records consist of handwritten and typewritten drafts of essays and theses, including those of Lynch and his colleagues and students, on topics in Philosophy, History, Religion, and Psychology. His records also include copies of addresses and talks; teaching materials, including lecture notes, research notes, syllabi, and reading lists; pamphlets, calendars, and academic handbooks from St. Michael's College, the University of Toronto, and other North American universities; correspondence; materials relating to committees and organizations; files relating to grants; and administrative reports and notes.

Lynch, Laurence E.

Thomas Langan fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1955-1997

This fonds contains essays, research, course material and ephemera belonging to Thomas Langan. The files contain six dominant themes including: essays and journal publications, materials from educational committees, course outlines and reference materials, research notes, correspondences and miscellaneous materials. Essays and journal publications include subjects such as: education, philosophy, Christianity, socialism, world events and identity. Course materials focused on philosophy, religion, world issues and technology. Correspondences are primarily focused on professional and academic contacts from other universities or journal publications.

These materials document Langan’s career as an active community member, an academic and a philosopher.

Langan, Thomas

Joseph O'Connell fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964-2012

This Fonds contains works, correspondences, and ephemera belonging to and about Joseph O’Connell. The Fonds has six main categories of materials: Academic works written, edited or translated by Joseph O’Connell; biographical information; personal correspondence; internal documents for the Department for the Study of Religion at St. Michael’s College; Class; lecture and conference notes; and materials related to the Department of World Religions at Dhaka University. Materials date from 1964 to 2012 and document O’Connell’s academic career including materials from time he spent teaching at Oxford University and creating the Department for World Religions at Dhaka University.

Joseph O'Connell

Margaret O'Gara fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-2012

This fonds consists of teaching material, correspondence (professional and personal), and materials related to Professor Margaret O’Gara’s professional activities, organizational work, and various appointments.
There are seventeen material categories:

  • Course Material
  • Service Material
  • News Articles
  • Correspondence
  • Faculty material
  • University material
  • Toronto School of Theology
  • Misc. Interfaith Work
  • O'Gara Published Work
  • Catholic Theological Society of America
  • Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research
  • North American Academy of Ecumenists
  • Anglican-Roman Catholic Archival Project
  • Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission
  • Disciples of Christ Roman Catholic International Commission
  • Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission
  • Misc. Conferences

A detailed description of the material in each category is provided in the Margaret O'Gara Fonds finding guide.

O'Gara, Margaret

Fr. Edward A. Synan fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1929 - 1997

This fonds contains the files of Edward Aloysius Synan, accumulated during his time as Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Seton Hall University, his time as professor of philosophy at the University of St. Michael's College and the University of Toronto, and his time as professor of mediaeval philosophy at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. His files also include materials from his time as President of the Pontifical Institute.

Materials include:

  • papers, addresses, and sermons
  • conference notes and presentations
  • Projects
  • Correspondence
  • Class and teaching materials
  • Dreyfus materials
  • Solidarity materials

Synan, Edward A.

Leslie Dewart Fonds

  • Fonds
  • [1920]-2006

This fonds consists of correspondence (professional and personal), personal papers, financial documents, and materials related to Professor Dewart’s writing process such as manuscripts, reviews, copies of published works, research notes, and reference files. The fonds also consists of material relating to Dewart’s time as a professor at the University of Toronto, including faculty material, course material and material relating to the the three grievances that he was involved in.
The series and their scope are:
• The Grievance of Professor Richardson: Material related to the dismissal of Professor Herbert Richardson from USMC and Dewart’s involvement in the case as his agent. Includes correspondence, legal documents compiled for research and to be used in the hearing, copies of Richardson’s case file and personnel file, and meeting minutes. Access to series is restricted.
• Faculty Material: Materials related to Dewart’s involvement with the Faculty of Theology, the Graduate Centre for Religious Studies, and the Institute of Christian Thought. This includes materials related to the PhD committees that he served on, the committees that he was involved in, the conference for the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association, and the Vatican’s investigation of his book, The Future of Belief.
• Course Material: Material related to the courses Dewart taught. Files for specific courses may include lecture notes, syllabi, reading lists, copies of course readings, class lists, course evaluations, and final examination booklets.
• Manuscripts: Includes edited and unedited drafts, master copies, and publisher’s master sets of book chapters, entire books, articles, and academic papers.
• Research Notes: Includes early drafts, outlines, maps, audio reels and notes compiled by Dewart during the writing process of his books and articles.
• Personal Papers: Material related to Dewart’s personal life. This includes pocketbooks, childhood materials, photographs, pilot’s flying log books from WWII, and some correspondence.
• Reviews and Published Works: Includes copies of academic papers, essays, articles, reviews, lectures, and chapters that Dewart published or delivered at conferences as well as reviews published about Dewart’s books.
• Group Grievance of 1994: Materials related to legal proceedings of professors O'Connell, Bilanuik, McSorley, and Dewart in filing a group grievance against the University of Toronto concerning the tenure of professors in the Faculties of Divinity and Theology. This includes correspondence, a report of the Grievance Review Panel, and legal documents used in the panel.
• Financial Documents: Materials related to the sale of Dewart’s books, including publication agreements and royalty statements from his publishers, as well as materials relating to his personal banking, including trust company documents, checkbooks, saving account pass books, and banking statements.
• Emeritus Grievance of 1995: Materials related to a grievance that Dewart filed against the University of Toronto concerning the status and rights of professors emeriti. This includes correspondence, copies of university memorandums and policies that Dewart consulted, copies of archival materials, and the legal documents used in the Grievance Review Panel.
• Correspondence: Materials related to the professional and personal correspondence that Dewart collected throughout his life in the form of typewritten letters, written letters, postcards, printed emails, and greeting cards. This includes recommendation letters that Dewart wrote on behalf of colleagues and students, internal correspondence and memos related to the University of Toronto, and personal letters from family in Cuba.
• Reference Files: Includes card catalogs comprising the bibliographic information of articles, books, and editorials that Dewart consulted for research purposes.

Dewart, Leslie

Etienne Gilson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1927 - 1978

This fonds contains Etienne Gilson's correspondence, articles, lectures and pocket diaries for the period 1927-1978. It also contains biographical material, copies of articles in journals, articles by others about Gillson, some reviews of his published works, memorabilia, and the notebooks of Abbe Andre Gilson, younger brother of Etienne. In addition there are photographs and audio cassettes.

Gilson, Etienne

Edward Monahan fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1953 - 2018

This fonds contains works, correspondences, and ephemera belonging to and about Edward Monahan. The fonds has six main categories of materials: drafts and research notes for “Teach me Goodness, Truth and Understanding,” later published as "Teach me Goodness, Truth and Knowledge"; materials regarding the publication of “Collective Autonomy”; personal correspondence; reports from organizations including the Council of Ontario Universities and St. Michaels Collegium; Laurentian University materials; and reading notes and articles on a variety of philosophical topics. Some of the most notable topics covered in the reading notes include: the contemporary Catholic church, natural law, moral theology, Catholic education, higher education, Greek philosophy, and academic tenure.

These materials document Monahan’s career both as a philosopher and academic, as well as a university administrator.

Monahan, Edward J.

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