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James E. Guillet fonds

  • UTA 1337
  • Fonds
  • 1944–2005

Personal records of Professor James E. Guillet, documenting his academic and professional career as chemist with Eastman Kodak Company, as a professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto, and as an inventor and promoter of basic research and industrial application in the use and disposal of plastics and synthetic fibres. Includes correspondence, education, administrative and teaching activities; manuscripts of published and unpublished literary works, addresses, associations and conferences, grant applications and research files, laboratory notebooks, research notes and reports of students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting professors, files on consulting and on three high-technology companies he founded, patent files, and photographs.

Guillet, James Edwin

Clarence Dana Rouillard fonds

  • UTA 1725
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1989

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1993-0025: Correspondence, research notes, drafts of plays, articles and addresses, manuscripts and graphic records relating to Professor Rouillard's work and research on the Turks in French literature. 13 boxes, 1931-1989.

B1998-0003: A copy of "Notaire due Havre", annotated, 1954 and related correspondence including some correspondence from author Georges Duhamel to Dana Rouillard. 1 box, 1954-1969.

Rouillard, Clarence Dana

Anatol Rapoport fonds

  • UTA 1685
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2004

Personal records of Anatol Rapoport, multi-lingual musician, mathematician, and psychologist, a pioneer and lead-figure of the systems sciences, studies in conflict and co-operation, and peace research, author of approximately 500 publications, and professor emeritus of psychology and mathematics at the University of Toronto. The files consist of correspondence, manuscripts, reports, minutes of meetings, university teaching and administrative files, and photographs that document his life and career, principally at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, the University of Toronto and the Institut für höhere Studien in Vienna.

Rapoport, Anatol

Edward Killoran Brown fonds

  • UTA 1086
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1988

This fonds consists of three accessions containing correspondence, notes, diaries, certificates and diplomas, manuscripts and copies of printed articles, lecture notes, and photographs documenting Prof. E.K. Brown's career as professor of English literature at the University of Toronto, University of Manitoba and University of Chicago. Also includes correspondence to his widow, Margaret Brown (1953-1988), artifacts such as his doctoral cap, Governor-General Literary award of 1944 and Lorne Pierce Medal awarded to him posthumously by the Royal Society of Canada.

Brown, Edward Killoran

C. B. Macpherson fonds

  • UTA 1512
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1986

Fonds consists of files transferred from his home, including lecture notes, trip arrangements, requests to speak, write and translate, c.v.'s and publicity materials, correspondence regarding publications and reviews for various journals, current writing projects (1970-80's), correspondence, lectures relating to "Life and times of Liberal Democracy", mss and correspondence of publications "Real World of Democracy", Possessive Individualism", "Democratic Theory: Essays in Retrieval"; papers on the university; private journals (photocopies) 1933-1935; M.A. thesis; CBC Massey lectures "The Real World of Democracy" 1965 (audio tapes). Office files: correspondence, conference files, graduate student files, letters of recommendation, research and teaching files. Publications (journal articles, book reviews) on or about C.B. Macpherson, 1937-1984.

Also includes a letter to 'The Times' re "rights of man" (1939), and a file on the proposed Canadian Bill of Rights (1947), and 11 audio-cassette tapes of lectures delivered by Professor Macpherson to his Political Science 200 course, 'Political Theory', in 1977-1978.

Macpherson, C. B.

Harold Scott Macdonald Coxeter fonds

  • UTA 1183
  • Fonds
  • 1891-2004 (predominant 1930-2003)

This fonds contains several series of records that document both Coxeter’s professional and personal life. Much of the professional correspondence in Series 2, as well as awards, tributes and obituaries found in Series 1 document his role as a mathematical mentor who influenced and inspired professional and amateur mathematicians alike. The bulk of the correspondence however mainly post dates his official retirement in 1980 and is therefore incomplete in documenting his extensive relationships with many mathematicians around the world throughout his lengthy career.

Four decades of correspondence, (1930s -1980), is not the only gap in the Coxeter fonds. Also missing is the voluminous amount of manuscripts for his articles and books along with research notes and drafts that would accompany such records. Nevertheless, what does exist of the professional correspondence, along with lectures in Series 5, course teaching notes in Series 7 and the few manuscripts and many geometrical drawings in Series 6, give researchers a window into his mathematical genius. There are also a full run of diaries, Series 4, that briefly record Coxeter’s day to day activities and thoughts.

Personal correspondence in Series 3, early family photographs in Series 9, early creative works in Series 10, diaries in Series 4 and Ph.D. records in Series 8 shed light onto various aspects of Coxeter’s life before arriving at the University of Toronto in 1936. These documents give researchers glimpses of his early childhood and upbringing, his early mastering of music, as well as, his research at Cambridge. His role as a father and husband as well as the relationships within the extended Coxeter family are best documented in a substantial part of the personal correspondence found in Series 3 as well in the daily diaries in Series 4.

The Coxeter fonds also includes some original items from other important mathematicians. There is a scrapbook of geometric drawings that belonged to fellow mathematician Alicia Boole Stott. This item dated 1899 makes up the entire Series 11. Also Coxeter acquired some of the papers belonging to 19th century British mathematician W.W. Rouse Ball presumably when he was producing further editions of one of Ball’s publications. This has been placed in Series 12.

Fonds also includes copies of Professor Coxeter's publications on mathematical problems that have been translated into other languages, and copies of Canadian and American counter-memorials and annexes to the International Court of Justice's "Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area, with covering correspondence (Coxeter was an adviser to the Canadian government).

Coxeter, Harold Scott Macdonald

Gerald Karl Helleiner fonds

  • UTA 1361
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2009

Records of Gerry Helleiner, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, and a pioneer in development economics, with special reference to Africa and Tanzania in particular. Includes personal and professional correspondence; his employment at Yale University and the University of Toronto, with some lecture notes; his involvement with numerous professional associations and his contracts with government and international agencies including the Commonwealth Secretariat, the North South Institute, the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) and the Intergovernmental Group of 24 on International Monetary Affairs (G24); grant applications and research notes; drafts of reports and manuscripts of his writings, with covering correspondence and notes; and addresses.

Helleiner, Gerald Karl

James E. Till fonds

  • UTA 1827
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2009

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.

Karl Ferdinand Maria Helleiner fonds

  • UTA 1367
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1979

This fonds consists of the personal records of Karl Ferdinand Maria Helleiner, Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto (1942-1973), consisting of publications and manuscripts, addresses, research and lecture notes, examinations, and correspondence. The records are organized in 7 series documenting his career as city archivist of St. Pölten, Austria (1927-1938) and as a professor for over thirty years in the Department of Political Economy at the U of T, where he specialized in European economic history. Many of the records relate to his activities as a historian researching and writing various lectures and addresses, his major books "The Imperial Loans: A Study in Financial and Diplomatic History" and "Free Trade and Frustration: Anglo-Austrian Negotiations 1860-70", as well as the numerous articles and book reviews he published in peer-reviewed journals over the span of his career.

Helleiner, Karl Ferdinand Maria

John Satterly fonds

  • UTA 1743
  • Fonds
  • 18-- - 1964 [predominant 1886-1963]

This fonds contains the personal and professional papers documenting the life and accomplishments of physicist John Satterly. Included is personal and professional correspondence, family documents, material related to Devon, England and its history; photoprints; course notes and related material such as certificates and diplomas from Satterly's days as a student; lecture notes; laboratory experiments; problem sets, examinations; textbooks; research notes; and publications which document his career as physicist at the University of Toronto.

Few administrative records of the Department of Physics from the first half of the twentieth century are available in the University Archives. As a result, this fonds provides documentation not only the life of the renowned physicist, but also of the teaching of Physics at the University of Toronto from 1912 to 1950 as well. The personal papers of other physicists already in the Archives compliment the Satterly fonds.

Satterly, John

Howard Frederick Andrews fonds

  • UTA 1015
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1988

This fonds consists of two accessions, only one of which is fully described.

The records received in 2008 (B2008-0011) consist of three series (and only 1.06 metres):
-Series 1: Administration, documents his activities as member and chair of the Planning and Priorities Subcommittee of Governing Council.

  • Series 2 and 3 relate to his academic activities of teaching and publishing.

Accession B1989-0002 (7.18 metres) contains predominantly teaching materials such as lecture notes, course files and files relating to graduate students’ PhD theses. As well there are research materials, manuscripts for published and unpublished works, and a few files relating to administrative functions in the department of Geography at Erindale College and additional files on the Planning and Priorities Subcommittee.

Andrews, Howard Frederick

Edward J. Barbeau fonds

  • UTA 1033
  • Fonds
  • 1902-2006 [bulk, 1955-2003]

Records documenting the education and career of Edward Barbeau as a mathematician, primarily at the University of Toronto. Included are files on his education; administrative and teaching files; professional organizations, especially the Gelfand Club of Ontario; manuscripts and publications, in particular his column, “Aftermath”, and his book, Polynomials; addresses, photographs, and audiotapes. There are numerous files on his outreach work to high school students and professionals, especially engineers.

Barbeau, Edward Joseph

Carl Berger fonds

  • UTA 1053
  • Fonds
  • [1952]-2006

This fonds consists of one accession covering the four decades of his career as historian, author, teacher and administrator in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. The fonds is arranged in five series. Series 1 consists of chronologically arranged correspondence of both a personal and professional nature dating from his arrival in Toronto in 1961 to a few years after his retirement in 2003. Prof. Berger was a contemporary of many of Canada’s leading historians. This series of correspondence documents his professional and personal relationship with such notable historians as Ramsay Cook, Donald Creighton, Kenneth McNaught, and Ray Mclean, as well as former students such as Douglas Owram, Gerald Friesen, Bob Rae, Brook Taylor and Michael Gauvreau. Additional correspondence relating to various internal and external professional activities are found in Series 2. Series 3 and 4 document his teaching activities and his relationship with selected graduate students from the early 1970s to the mid 1990s. Records relating to his publication activities in Series 5 are, unfortunately, not as complete since many files do not contain manuscripts. In spite of this, the series provides a fairly complete record of his major publications including files on each of his four books, as well as articles, lectures and other academic works. Also in this series will be found a file containing an annotated version of a typescript of Harold Innis’ autobiography.

Berger, Carl

Paul P. Biringer fonds

  • UTA 1058
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1992 [predominantly post 1942]

Correspondence, course notes, lecture notes, reports, research notes, consultant's files, patents, publications, photographs and slides documenting Paul Biringer's career as a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto and as a professional engineer.

Biringer, Paul P.

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.

Rudi Christl fonds

  • UTA 1141
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1983-1984

Consists of 134 slides depicting the University of Toronto campus in the early 1980s. These images were taken by photographer Rudi Christl for use in "University of Toronto: A Souvenir" published by Oxford press in 1984. It also includes images that were taken for the book and not used as well as a series of images of Osgoode Hall.

There are general campus views as well as exterior and interior shots of campus buildings including: University College, Victoria College, Trinity College, St. Michael's College, New College, Wycliff College, Innis College as well as Scarborough and Erindale Colleges; other buildings include Sir Daniel Wilson residence, Flavelle House, Hart House, Sidney Smith Hall, the Athletic Centre, Newman Centre, Botany Greenhouses, Cumberland House, Sandford Fleming, McLennan Laboratories; libraries include: Robarts, Sigmund Samuel and Science and Medicine. This accession also includes several slides of Osgood Hall.

Slides also capture events on campus. For example, there are shots of homecoming floats and parade, student registration, student in study halls, convocation procession, engineering student march, skating and football on the back campus and student theatrical performances - to list only a few.

Christl, Rudi

Henry G. Acres fonds

  • UTA 1003
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1903

Ink and watercolour drawings by Henry G. Acres as student in mechanical and electrical engineering at the Ontario School of Practical Science from 1900-1903. Each drawing is signed "H.G. Acres" and dated.

Acres, Henry G.

Aikins Family fonds

  • UTA 1005
  • Fonds
  • 1855, 1921

Letter from J.C. Aikins to his brother, W.J. Aikins, 6 March, 1865, regarding proposals for the establishment of the faculties of medicine and law in the University of Toronto. Portrait of Moses Henry Aikins, taken by Notman & Fraser. Obituary of Moses Henry Aikins, 1921.

Aikins Family

David Lloyd MacIntosh fonds

  • UTA 1501
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2013

This fonds mainly consists of records covering MacIntosh’s professional life from the beginning of his studies as a doctor during and just post-World War II up to and beyond his retirement in 1984. Very little of MacIntosh’s private life is documented in these records. The fonds has been split into the following series; 1. Biographical Information, 2. Notes and Research, 3. Lectures and Reports, 4. Conference and Symposia Involvement, 5. Professional Organizations, 6. Articles and Papers, 7. Correspondence, 8. Hospital Employment, 9. Medical Practice Administration, 10. Patient Files, 11. Certificates and Artifacts, 12. Photographs and Media.

MacIntosh, David Lloyd

James Bruce Falls fonds

  • UTA 1257
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-2004

Personal records of Bruce Falls, documenting his life as a student and his academic career as a zoologist at the University of Toronto. Included is correspondence, files on professional organizations, on Professor Falls administrative work, his lecture and research notes, drafts of manuscripts and publications, addresses, and photographs.

Falls, James Bruce

John Ferguson Flinn fonds

  • UTA 1275
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1999 [predominant, 1950-1999]

Personal records of John Ferguson Flinn, Professor of French in University College at the University of Toronto, consisting of correspondence, minutes of meetings, notes, course and lecture material, manuscripts and publications, addresses and photographs documenting his career as a Professor of French at the University of Toronto and a specialist in the study of the bourgeoise literature in the Middle Ages, particularly in France, and the iconography of the Roman de Renart. This fonds consists of two accessions received in 1986 and 2009 described in six series.

Flinn, John Ferguson

William J. Fowler fonds

  • UTA 1283
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2002

This fonds consists of one accession of personal records of Dr. William J. Fowler, former professor of applied psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, and various US institutions such as University of Chicago, Harvard and Tufts University. The records are an important resource for students of the history of development of child studies in North America. Dr. Fowler, in addition to developing his own theories on early childhood development, was a colleague of several American pioneers in this area, such as Dr. Helen Koch, Dr. Robert Hess, Dr. Alice Honig and Prof. J. McVicker Hunt.

The records are organized into 10 series reflecting a career that spanned more than 40 years, from his days as a graduate student at Harvard and the University of Chicago to his years as a private consultant in his company, Center for Early Learning and Child Care, Inc. Included in this accession is correspondence, manuscripts of both published and unpublished works, teaching materials, research materials, grant proposals and reviews, special project files relating to the joint OISE- Canadian Mothercraft Society of the early 1970’s, and records of the Center for Early Learning and Child Care,Inc.

Original research data with personal identifiers for children as subjects of research were not retained.

Fowler, William J.

Fraser Family fonds

  • UTA 1289
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1992

Records of the Fraser family, principally William Henry Fraser, Professor of Italian and Spanish, and his wife, Helene; their children, Donald Thomas and Frieda Helen, both professors in the School of Hygiene, and Frieda's lifetime companion, Edith (Bud) Bickerton Williams, a veterinarian. Included are correspondence, course and laboratory notes, lecture notes, research files and notebooks, addresses, drafts of articles, prize books, photographs and slides, sketches and watercolours.

Fraser, William Henry

John Robert Evans fonds

  • UTA 1249
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2012

Personal records of John R. Evans, president of the University of Toronto (1972-1978), consisting of correspondence, addresses, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, and photographs relating to his activities (primarily after he stepped down as president of the University of Toronto) as chair, member of boards of directors, or adviser to government and private agencies in health, educational and informational fields, including the government of Ontario, Allelix Pharmaceuticals, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, McMaster University, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Medical and Related Science Research District (MaRS), the World Bank/Rockefeller Orphan Drug and Vaccine Project, the Pew Global Stewardship Initiative, and governance generally. Also includes accounts of trips to China and Japan, and files on several conferences.

Evans, John Robert

University of Toronto. Office of the President fonds

  • UTA 0166
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2005

This fonds contains 75 accessions. See accession-level descriptions for more details

A1966-0003: Biographies of honorary degree recipients, eulogies and miscellaneous speeches and publications of Robert Alexander Falconer.

A1967-0007: Correspondence files of Robert Alexander Falconer (1906-1932), budget estimates (1910-1933), working records for the President's Reports (1910-1921), and sessional appointments (1906-1933).

A1967-0009: Telegrams, newspaper clippings and documents accumulated by Robert Alexander Falconer (1915-1922). Includes notes and correspondence of Fran‡ois Charles Archile Jeanneret relating to his research on Falconer.

A1968-0006: Correspondence and subject files of President H.J. Cody with and about academic and administrative units of the University ;film relating to convocation entitled "Through These Doors"; annotated map of The World from the National Geographic Society, 1922.

A1968-0007: Correspondence and subject files relating to the presidency of Sidney Earle Smith (1945-1957); subject files of the Assistant to the President, Claude Thomas Bissell (1946-1952); subject files of Bissell (1952-1953); estimates and sessional appointments (1933-1941); minutes of the Carnegie Foundation (ca. 1908-1931). Architectural drawing (1 sheet) of University of Toronto Connaught Laboratories Polio Vaccine Laboratory, 1955.

A1969-0005: Speeches of Sidney Earle Smith including citations relating to honorary degrees, and speeches on education, politics and religion.

A1970-0002: Minutes of meetings and draft rules of procedure.

A1971-0007: Correspondence, documents and reports of the Special Committee of the Board of Governors on the Affairs of the Royal Ontario Museum (1947-1962), Special Senate Committee to Consider Future Enrolment Developments (ca. 1963), and President's Committee on the School of Graduate Studies (1947-1965).

A1971-0011:Correspondence and subject files of Claude Thomas Bissell as President; estimates and sessional appointments relating to the presidency of Henry John Cody; and staff reports and installation of Vincent Massey as Chancellor during the presidency of Sidney Earle Smith; correspondence of Bissell as Vice-President including some files of Murray George Ross, Executive Assistant to the President (1954-1957).

A1972-0001: Citations and greetings received from various universities on the installation of Pauline Mills McGibbon as Chancellor.

A1972-0026: Miscellaneous files relating to the presidency of Claude Thomas Bissell, including: files regarding the Advisory Committee to the President for the General Hospital and the University (1959-1960); files on Scarborough and Erindale Colleges (1963-1964); files on the Canadian University Foundation commission on the financing of higher education (1963). Also includes correspondence of Henry John Cody, Chairman of the National Conference of Canadian Universities, relating to military training (1940-1941).

A1972-0033: Correspondence relating to Frank Hawkins Underhill (1939-1941); and correspondence and legal documents relating to James Alexander Craig's dispute with the university over mandatory retirement (1915-1923).

A1973-0029: Estimates and sessional appointments (1944-1945); subject office files (1941-1971); subject files of Claude Thomas Bissell as Assistant to the President (1948-1951) and as Vice-President (1952-1954); and subject files of the Academic Subcommittee of the Committee of Presidents of Provincially Assisted Universities and Colleges of Ontario.

A1973-0037: Film and sound elements for the production of the filming of the Installation of President John R. Evans, 28 September 1972.

A1973-0040: Programmes and other documentation relating to installations, memorial services, building openings and honorary degrees from the files of the Ceremonials Assistant; includes two sheets of architectural drawings of "Plans of seating arrangement for installations of President Evans, 28 September 1972.

A1973-0044: Files accumulated by research assistant Col. C.G.M. Grier for the writing of Claude Thomas Bissell's account of his administration.

A1974-0014: Files from the Ceremonials Assistant including sample invitations, tickets and programmes produced for the Special Convocation conferring the degree of Doctor of Laws upon His Excellency, Kukuei Tanaka, Prime Minister of Japan; also includes bound volume of photographs relating to the University of Toronto, a facsimile of one presented to Mr. Tanaka.

A1974-0019: Files of the Research Assistant including records of the Council of Ontario Universities (1970-1973), the Council of Ontario Universities' Subcommittee on Research and Planning (ca. 1964-1972), and the Governing Council's Planning and Resources Committee (1972-1973) and Strategic Planning Committee (1972- 1973); includes minutes of the Advisory Committee on Policy and Planning (1960-1963).

A1975-0005: Correspondence and subject files from the office of Donald Frederick Forster, Executive Assistant to the President (1965-1967) and Vice-Provost (1967-1970). Also includes records of the Faculty of Dentistry Curriculum Review Committee of which Forster was chairman (1967-1969).

A1975-0019: Includes files relating to convocations and formal openings (1964-1972), Southam Fellows (1962-1964), Edgar Stone Lectureship in Dramatic Literature (1959-1964) and minutes and reports from the Senate Committee on Teaching Loads, Board of Governors' Advisory Planning Committee and its Subcommittees as well as the Plateau Committee.

A1975-0021: Includes files from the Office of the President (1963-1967); Acting President (1967-1968); Vice-President (1954-1959) and the Executive Assistant to the President (1960-1965).

A1976-0020: Correspondence, subject files and accounts of Donald Frederick Forster, Vice-Provost and Executive Assistant to the President, relating to presidential advisory committees, sub-committees, the Committee on Accommodation and Facilities (CAF), travel interviews and research accounts.

A1977-0019: Consists of correspondence and subject files regarding academic and administrative divisions, Board of Governors, University organizations, presidential advisory committees, educational institutions and organizations.

A1977-0035: Consists of committee files including minutes and supporting documentation, correspondence, subject files pertaining to Finance Committees (1964-1973), Resources Planning Committee/Planning and Resources Committee (1967-1974), Committee on Stack Access to Robarts Library (1972), Committee of Presidents of Universities of Ontario (1962-1970), Council of Universities of Ontario.

A1978-0028: Consists of correspondence and subject files (1971-1973), records of the Commission on University Government (1968-1970), Humanities and Social Sciences Rresearch Library (1963-1971), President's Council (1965-1966), and Presidential Research Committee (1964-1968).

A1978-0048: Invoices, receipts,cheque stubs, equipment and supply lists and correspondence for Toronto General Hospital and the University Base Hospital, 1915-1919; proceedings of the Parliamentary Committee on the Organization and Administration of the University of Toronto, 1922-1923; background material, reports and correspondence relating to the Conference on the Future of the Canadian Federation, 1976-1977; photoprints and 2 framed copies of coats of arms.

A1979-0030: Consists of correspondence of N.S.C. Dickinson, Assistant to the President (1973-1975), correspondence and committee files on the Sesquicentennial Celebrations Committee from J.H. Sword, President's Special Assistant (Institutional Relations) (1973-1976). Also includes files on visits and retreats (1973-1977).

A1979-0042: Consists of subject files, speeches and messages of university presidents from Sidney Smith to John R. Evans (1956-1978), files of the Vice-President Institutional Relations & Planning John Sword (1972-1973), and files of research assistant Frances Ireland (1906-1976). Subject files include budget (1973-1979), submissions to the President's Report (1962-1978), Operating Grants (1968-1979), administrative retreats (1976-1977), materials relating to the Ontario Council on University Affairs (1973-1975), task forces, pension, and various reports.

A1979-0051: Consists of subject and correspondence files on academic and administrative divisions, organizations, educational organizations, other universities, government agencies, boards and councils (1973-1975), speeches and citations by Claude Bissell (19481-1971), staff conspectus and estimates (1956-1966), survey of staff (1956-1963).

A1979-0057: Consists of files of the Research Assistant in the Office of the President ( Frances Ireland and secretary Dorothy Robertson) regarding boards, committees and task forces, other universities, presidential speeches; files of the Vice-President Institutional Relations & Planning, as well as minutes of the Simcoe Circle meetings (1972-1978), the Policy and Planning Committee (ca. 1959-1975), and miscellaneous reports on teacher's training, and the Secondary-Post-Secondary Interface Study (1976-1978).

A1980-0029: Consists of financial records, correspondence, projects and programme supported by the Varsity Fund (1964-1979); other files (1970-1979) deals with the Office of the Vice-President and Registrar, the Office of the Special Assistant to the President Institutional Relations, and visits by foreign academics, dignitaries and conference on the U of T campus, as well as statistical reports.

A1981-0007: Consists of correspondence, reports and background materials of the Special Committee of the Board of Governors on Affairs of the Royal Ontario Museum (1962-1963); draft constitution and statutes, minutes, notices of the Council and Committees of University College, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania); correspondence with Professor Robert C. Pratt of the Department of Political Economy (Principal of University College, Dar es Salaam) regarding the University of East Africa (1962-1964).

A1981-0058: Consists of administrative files regarding other Canadian universities, government, educational associations, Governing Council, councils and committees, office accounts.

A1982-0021: Files containing correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda etc relating to faculties, other faculties and schools, centres, institutes, colleges, U. of T. administration and organization, general correspondence, universities etc.

A1983-0035: Correspondence, memoranda, copies of reports of Presidential
Advisory Committees and Task Forces on Academic Appointments, Athletic Building, Computer Service, Future of Criminology, Gerontology, Information Systems, Music, OISE/Faculty of Education, Pensions, Supplementary Income & Related Activities, Symons Report, Transitional Year Programme, and Women. Includes a file on Canada-USSR Exchange.

A1983-0053: 2 reel to reel - Dr. John Evans on the Betty Kennedy show, one of which is a discussion on China, 1973
1 Video (3/4") - Sesquecentennial Birthday Cake Ceremony: off air recordings from various newscasts in the Toronto Area, 1976
2 slides - Resident Staff, Hospital for Sick Kids, 1936-37

A1984-0026: Consists of administrative files of J.H. Sword, Special Assistant to the President (Institutional Relations) and administrative files of the Office of the President including correspondence, minutes, reports and accounts relating to university organization and administration, centres, colleges, faculties, institutes, programs, educational associations, governments and Ontario universities.

A1985-0016: Administrative files of James M. Ham, including correspondence, memoranda, minutes and committee reports pertaining to faculties, schools, centres, institutes, programs, colleges, university administration, governments, educational associations, other universities, general correspondence and office accounts.

A1986-0002: Administrative files regarding academic and administrative divisions, awards, councils and comittees, alumni, budgets, and the National Fund campaign (1956-1964); administrative files of J.H. Sword, Executive Assistant to the president (1963-1964). Also includes records regarding the Provincial University Matriculation Board (1960-1966); records of the Special Salary Committee of the Board of Governors (1959-1960).

A1986-0021: Administrative files regarding academic and administrative divisions, University organizations, the Royal Ontario Museum, general correspondence, educational associations, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.), other universities, and office accounts.

A1986-0051: Memorandum by President G.E. Connell dated October 22, 1986 regarding events during the week of October 15-18 (when a rally was held at Queen's Park to support Ontario University base funding).

A1987-0020: Consists of administrative records by faculties, schools, centres, institutes, programs, colleges, university administration and organizations, governments, educational associations, Ontario universities and other general correspondence.

A1988-0015: Correspondence with Department of Chemistry (1956), with the Committee on University Affairs (1970-1971), and correspondence regarding university budgets (1969-1970).

A1989-0016: Administrative files on academic and administrative divisions, governments, educational associations, Governing Council, as well as general correspondence.

A1989-0021: Consists of records of the Ceremonials Assistant to the President, including administrative records (1910-1986), convocation files (1977-1987), convocation addresses (1974-1987), and honorary degree files (1966-1985)

A1990-0021: Includes minutes, memoranda, correspondence and reports of Policy and Planning Committees (1958-1963), administrative files regarding alumni affairs, private funding, University of Toronto Press (1977-1980), and administrative files on academic and administrative divisions, governments, educational associations, other universities, Governing Council, and general correspondence.

A1992-0024: Arranged in the following series: Academic Divisions; Centres; Institutes, and Programs; Colleges; U. of T. Administration; General Correspondence; Other Universities; Educational Organizations; Governing Council; Council of Ontario Universities; and Governments.

A1994-0013: Includes correspondence, administrative and subject files regarding academic divisions, centres, institutes, programmes, U. of T. administration, colleges and universities, educational associations, post-secondary institutions, governments, as well as general correspondence and subject files

A1995-0011: Consists of an autographed copy of the program and lunch menu held in the Great Hall of Hart House in honour of the new Governor General and hosted by the Premier of Ontario. Printed in English and French.

A1998-0008: Subject files containing correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, etc relating to academic divisions centres, chairs, institutes and programs, federated and constituent universities and colleges administration, governments, educational associations and general.

A1998-0019: File of Claude Bissell with documents on Proposal for Administrative Changes at University of Toronto (1967). File of John Evans with correspondence and notes on search for replacement for D. Forster, V-P and Provost (1974-1975).

A2003-0008: Correspondence file for President Sidney Smith containing letters relating to titles, ranks, salaries, stipends of teaching staff.

A1983-0049: Draft, annotated and final versions of addresses, speeches and articles by Dr. Evans during his term as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McMaster University (1970-1972) and during his presidency at the University of Toronto (1972-1978). Includes speeches by other individuals (1971-1977) and report, statement, press release and correspondence.

A1988-0013: Panoramic view of official farewell to University of Toronto No. 4 Base Hospital, at Convocation Hall, 11April 1915, taken by the Toronto Sunday World.

A2001-0014: Photographs used in the Report of the Office of the President. Some of the unique images include views of the Kommos excavation site in Crete, the Dental Clinic Shout on Augusta St., Fine Arts students sculpting in studio, the School of Dental Therapy in the North West Territories and Health unit in Sioux Lookout.

A2006-0013: Predominantly consists of records from the Office of President Robert Prichard covering the years 1993-1999 and arranged in the following series: Academic Divisions; Centres, Chairs Institutes, and Programs; Federated and Constituent Universities and Colleges; Administration; Post-Secondary Institutions; Educational Associations; and Governments. There are also the President’s appointment books, 1984-2003.

A2008-0004: Approx 27,000 photographs, originally contained in 92 binders document convocation from 1991 to 2005 as well as several other events in these years. Included are: Special Convocation for George Bush (1997), Desmond Tutu 2000 and the Dalai Lama 2004; special lectures, receptions and farewell parties; presidential installations (Birgeneau 2001, Naylor 2005) and installation of Chancellor Vivien Poy (2002) ; ground breaking ceremonies for the Bahen Centre (2000), the Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (2002) new Pharmacy Building (2003) and new U.C. residence (2003); openings of the Munk Centre (2000) and Graduate House (2000); Governing Council dinners; celebrations such as the 175th anniversary (2003) and the 120th Status of Women anniversary (2004).
A1977-0021
A2007-0003
A1977-0023
A1977-0052
A1978-0007
A1985-0017
A1985-0021
A1985-0042
A1985-0001
A1978-0046
A1978-0065
A1979-0031
A1980-0015
A2002-0011
A1992-0001
A1980-0019
A2011-0008

University of Toronto. Office of the President

Sidney Earle Smith fonds

  • UTA 1788
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1961

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

Cody Family fonds

  • UTA 1163
  • Fonds
  • [ca, 1851-]-1977

Personal records of Dr. Henry J. Cody, former President of the University (1932-1944), members of the Cody family including his son Maurice, and his second wife, Barbara Blackstock Cody. Consists of 12 accessions of records.

Henry John Cody records document his activities with external organizations including his role on the Royal on University Finances. Also includes sermons, clippings, photographs, pamphlets, programmes, diplomas, certificates for honors, etc. Other records document Barbara Blackstock Cody and her activities mainly relating to architectural conservancy and the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship (1977). Photographs document Henry John Cody's activities at the University of Toronto and other organizations.

Cody, Henry John

James Nairn Patterson Hume fonds

  • UTA 1403
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1997

Records in this fonds document to varying degrees the dual aspects of Prof. Hume’s career – as a computer scientist and as a teacher of physics. This fonds does not, in any substantial way, document his many administrative roles within the University of Toronto or within professional associations.

For a good overview of his career, researchers should consult Series 1 Biographical for summary information on his achievements and career highlights. Series 3 Professional Correspondence also gives a good overview of what Prof. Hume was working on at a given period of time because it is varied in content and is arranged chronologically. Additional correspondence documenting these activities specifically can be found in Series 4 Publishing, Series 6 Professional Activities and Series 7 Broadcasting and Film. His research in computer science and the many ways he disseminated that knowledge through articles, talks, published works and teaching is documented in Series 4 Publishing, Series 5 Talks and Addresses and Series 6 Teaching. Researchers should note however that manuscripts do not exist for any of the computer science textbooks for which he was so well known nor are there extensive notes, memos or correspondence that discuss writing projects except some correspondence with publishers. There is, however, a good representation of his talks and lectures as well a manuscript and typescript of his textbook Physics in Two Volumes, co-authored with Donald Ivey.

His work in educational television and film is very well documented and is contained in Series 7 Broadcasting and Film. Records in this series will be of interest to researchers studying early Canadian broadcasting, educational television, and the teaching of science – in particular physics for general consumption. Several reports found in this series discuss the themes and goals of many of the programmes.

Finally, a lighter side of Prof. Hume can be found in Series 8 Arts and Letters Club, as it relates to his involvement in the Spring Review. Records in this series would be of interest to anyone researching amateur musical theatre and arts clubs generally.

Hume, James Nairn Patterson

Bernard Etkin fonds

  • UTA 1247
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2004

Fonds consists of 2 accessions.

Accession B1984-0008 is 1 box of speeches and writings, 1938-1979, which are described in Series 3.

The remainder of the fonds is in accession B2004-0017. These records document much of the research, consultant and teaching activities performed by Professor Etkin over his lengthy career from the mid 1940s to the present with the greatest emphasize being on the 1950s to 1980s time period. Series 1, (Correspondence and Committees) gives a good overview of his professional activities and relationships. It also documents his teaching and mentoring of graduate students who often went on to other University or agencies. Series 8 (Teaching) also documents Etkin’s role as a teacher but is limited to lecture notes on his various courses.

Series 2 through 6 document the breadth of Etkin's research and publishing activities. Often there is a cross over among these series where files for a specific topic can be found in several places. This reflects the tangential nature of his research. A research topic, for example, may have begun as a consultant project but ultimately led to further study resulting in a professional paper being presented at a symposium or published in a journal. Etkin often continued to research into areas of interest even after the grant funded research was complete. So while Series 2 (Lectures, Talks and Seminars) and Series 4 (Research Files) represent the bulk of the research he did on his own, most often there are related topics found in either Series 6 (Grants) or Series 7 (Consulting Files). As a general rule, research conducted for a government agency was usually done as part of a granting structure and is documented in Series 6, while research undertaken for industry was done on a consultancy basis and is documented in Series 7. Series 4 (Book Files) only contains documents related to his books on Flight Dynamics. Records relating to research that Etkin undertook toward the improvement and development of a new particle separator have been placed at the end of the fonds in Series 10 (Infrasizer Ltd.).

While Professor Etkin held several minor and two significant administrative posts at the University of Toronto, only a small amount of records exist in this fonds that document these roles. They can be found in Series 8 (University of Toronto).

This fonds will be of great interest to researchers interested in the early development of the Canadian aerospace industry, especially in the early years of the Cold War. The University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies received much of its outside funding from U.S and Canadian government agencies during this period. Work being done by Etkin and other IAS colleagues documents the link between industry and government in the field of aerospace research. Naturally, this fonds would also be of interest to anyone wishing to study the history of IAS and the early teaching and research of aerodynamic engineering in Canada.

Etkin, Bernard

Barry French fonds

  • UTA 1293
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1999

To varying degrees, records in this fonds document key components of Prof. French’s career both within UTIAS and as an outside consultant. His education in the newly developing field of aerospace science is documented in his course notes found in Series 10. These notes were kept specifically to document the early teaching of this subject since Prof. French took courses from Professors Ben Etkin and Irvine Glass whose papers are also held by the University Archives. General correspondence files in Series 1, talks and papers found in Series 2 and 3 as well as course lectures found in Series 7 document his broad role as a university professor including his publishing activities, his relationship with other professionals and his role as an academic advisor and teacher. His role as an administrator both at the University and on the boards of professional associations are only marginally documented in two small series of records: University of Toronto, Series 6 and Professional Associations Series 8.

While Series 5 Research is by far the largest series in this fonds, it is mainly confined to the latter part of his career relating to research supporting SCIEX. Except for a few files, early research files are absent from this accession and researchers interested in research in the 1960s leading to Prof. French’s participation in the Viking project will have to make due with records found in Series 2 and 3 and possibly some correspondence in Series 1. The strength of this fonds is how well it documents the research at SCIEX, one of Canada’s most successful companies to evolve from a university research facility. Most records in Series 5, as well administrative files in Series 6 SCIEX, give a good picture of SCIEX’s evolution including the research undertaken, the funding sources available at the time, the business strategies that let to its success and specifically the instrumental role Prof. French played in this commercial enterprise. These records will be of interest to anyone researching the commercialization and marketing of technology in the Canadian setting. SCIEX is also a successful example of cooperation between industry and a university with the support of government agencies.

French, Barry

Phyllis E. Jones fonds

  • UTA 1433
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2007

This fonds consists of one accession of personal papers of Prof. Phyllis E. Jones. It contains primarily records relating to her career with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and manuscripts of her published and unpublished works relating to community health and nursing education. Among the records relating to her personal life and education (Series 1) will be found certificates, photographs and a scrapbook maintained during her years as a student in the General Nursing and Public Health Nursing, Part 1 diploma programme between 1944 and 1946. Series 2 documents her activities as a faculty member including copies of early planning reports relating to the School of Nursing prepared by former directors such as Helen Carpenter and Florence Emory, as well as records generated during her tenure as Dean of the Faculty.

Copies of some of her published and numerous unpublished papers and presentations are contained in Series 3.

This fonds unfortunately does not contain any of her lectures or teaching materials or research notes. There is little information relating to her professional activities with the Victorian Order of Nurses, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, the Metropolitan Toronto District Health Council or Toronto area teaching hospitals.

Jones, Phyllis E.

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

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. University Lodge fonds

  • UTA 1012
  • Fonds
  • 1923, 1998

Hand-lettered and illustrated volume presented to Grand Master William Nesbitt Ponton on the occasion of his visit to the University Lodge No.496, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Toronto, March 4, 1923; with covering letter of March, 1998 and a photo-copy of the volume (user copy).

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. University Lodge

Andrew James Rhodes fonds

  • UTA 1695
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1993; predominant 1970-1992

Fonds consists of eleven series documenting in varying degrees the personal, professional and academic activities of Dr. Andrew James Rhodes, professor of microbiology and former Director, University of Toronto School of Hygiene. While there is some documentation relating to his life prior to and during his appointment as Director, University of Toronto School of Hygiene, the bulk of the records in this accession document his activities and employment after 1970. Series 6 and 9 document his employment with the Ontario provincial government, first as Medical Director, Laboratory Services Branch, Ministry of Health ( 1970-1977) and then as Chairman of the Rabies Advisory Committee, Ministry of Natural Resources (1979-1988). While he was employed outside the University of Toronto for nearly twenty years, he continued his teaching responsibilities and occasionally undertook special projects such as the University Teaching Hospitals survey (Series 8) and the U. of T. Biosafety Committee (Series 7).

While Dr. Rhodes was well known for his scholarly publications on bacteriology and virology, manuscripts of these publications are not contained in this accession [2]. However, Series 11 does contain records for Within Reach of Everyone. A history of the University of Toronto School of Hygiene and the Connaught Laboratories which he co-authored with Dr. Paul Bator. Two volumes of this history were published in 1990 and 1995 respectively. Correspondence, research materials, and page proofs for Volume 1 predominate, within only a few files regarding plans for Volume 2.

[2] In 1940 Dr. Rhodes, with Dr. C.E. van Rooyen published Virus Diseases of Man. In 1949, they again collaborated on Textbook of virology for students and practicioners of medicine and other health sciences. This book which was produced in 5 editions over the next few years established the University of Toronto School of Hygiene as the centre for medical virology in the world.

Rhodes, Andrew James

Angus Lynn Sutherland fonds

  • UTA 1815
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1918

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

Ann E. McJanet fonds

  • UTA 1538
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1959

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B2007-0001: Sketch books for 2nd and 3rd year assignments,as well as one group photograph of 1st year University of Toronto architecture students, 1955, document Ann McJanet's (nee Hill) time as a student in Architecture, 1955-57. There is also a group photograph of residents of Falconer House for 1955-56. Each photograph has a partially completed key that identifies some of the individuals. 1955-1959

B2008-0024: This accession contains tracings and photocopies of the final presentation drawings of the Danby House in Fallowfield, completed by Ann E. McJanet in her 3rd year of architecture. 1958

McJanet, Ann E.

Alexander Brady fonds

  • UTA 1079
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1884-1985

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1986-0018: Personal records of Alexander Brady, consisting of addresses, correspondence and diaries; course and lecture and research notes; administrative files (Department of Political Economy) and subject files; maps, monographs, and photographs, relating primarily to the application of political theory to the evolution of the British and Commonwealth political systems. (253 boxes, ca. 1884-1985)

B1988-0008: Correspondence, notes, pamphlets, press clippings, reports, lecture notes, addresses and manuscripts documenting Alexander Brady's interest in Canadian economic, industrial and constitutional development, modern political thought, and Commonwealth relations. (14 boxes, 1911-1979)

Brady, Alexander

Arthur Fry fonds

  • UTA 1299
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1945

Personal papers of Arthur Fry and his cousin, Harold. Includes U of T Student Handbooks, 1906-1910 maintained by Arthur Fry (BA 1910) as an undergraduate student in University College, diary for 1914-1915 written while in his early working career and 3 pocket notebooks with addresses, notes and expenses for 1907, 1909 and 1911. Includes one diary for Harold Fry kept during 1906-1907 describing his first job at age 16.

2 group photographs of Fry and Company executives with Harold Fry.

Fry, Arthur

Anthony Batten fonds

  • UTA 1035
  • Fonds
  • 1994, 2004

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B2007-0002: Two paintings by Anthony Batten:
1) Huron St., Toronto (Just South of Bloor) University of Toronto Properties ; watercolour unframed 41"x 291/2" ca. 1994
2) Edward VII statue in Queen's Park looking west towards Hart House; acryclic on canvas, unframed 24" x 20", 2004

B2007-0003: Two paintings by Anthony Batten:
1) West side of Huron St., Toronto (Just South of Bloor) University of Toronto Properties ; watercolour framed 39/12"x 291/2" ca. 1994
2) "Tower Walk, University" the back campus with Wycliffe's Leonard Library, Hart House, Soldier's Tower, University College; watercolour, framed 36" x 30", 1994

Batten, Anthony

Arnold Maria Walter fonds

  • UTA 1935
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1940, 1970-1973

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1979-0014: Portraits of children, possibly related to Professor Walter. Many photoprints are undated. Taken by Unique Art Studio; Len Hillyard, Saskatoon. Other photographers unknown. 1937-1940

B1995-0025: Course notes from a Spanish course taken by Professor Walter in 1970-71; notes and lecture notes in German and English. 1970-1973

Walter, Arnold Maria

Arthur Newton St. John fonds

  • UTA 1799
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1903

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

Arthur Whitely Davison fonds

  • UTA 1204
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1929

Records from Arthur Davison, student in the School of Architecture from 1926-1929 consisting of several photographs of architectural clubs and the Engineering Society. Also includes two essays by Davison and his 1926 award for architectural design for which he received a scholarship from Ontario Association of Architects.

Davison, Arthur Whitely

Audrey Maureen Cowling fonds

  • UTA 1182
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1938

Programmes, invitations, memorabilia, clippings, a photograph, a certificate, and artifacts documenting Miss Cowling's one-year course in Dental Nursing (1936-1937). Included are the following items: a photograph of the Dental Nurses graduating class of 1937 and two class pins; and ribbons and programmes for the Ontario Dental Nurses and Assistants Association (1937, 1938).

Cowling, Audrey Maureen

McCarthy Family fonds

  • UTA 1536
  • Fonds
  • 1877-2005 (predominant 1954-1970)

This fonds consists of one accession documenting three generations of the McCarthy family of Toronto. The majority of records document two graduates of the University of Toronto, Douglas Findlay McCarthy (B.A.Sc, 1929) and his son, Douglas Dale McCarthy (M.D. 1955). Sous fonds 1 consists of personal records of Douglas Findlay McCarthy documenting primarily his years as an engineering student during the mid 1920s at the University of Toronto. Personal diaries cover his education not only for these four years (1924-1929) but also some of his high school years at Malvern Collegiate. Also included are photographs of his team sports in water polo and basketball as well as graduation, and sports artifacts such as two trophies for bowling and rugby. Among the materials in Series 1 are the only documents relating to his father: two engineer’s booklets signed “Geo. A. McCarthy, Moncton, N.B.” and dated 1893.
Sous fonds 2 contains records relating to his son, Dale McCarthy during his time as a medical student in medicine in 1955 and relating to his medical career in the 1960s. However among these materials are some medical prescriptions believed to belong to his maternal grandfather, A.W. Moffatt for the 19th century as well as a Marey Sphygmograph used for measuring blood pressure during the same time period. Unfortunately, there is no documentation regarding his years with the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, or his involvement with the Ontario March of Dimes in Northern Ontario.

McCarthy, George Arnold

Kenneth G. McNeill fonds

  • UTA 1562
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2002

This fonds documents Professor Kenneth McNeill's research and publishing activities through professional correspondence (Series 1), drafts and typescript of articles, reviews, addresses, referee reports, research data and notes (Series 2 &3). Series 3, in particular, documents research undertaken in the Steel Room in the Department of Physics. Series 4, 5 and 6 document some of his administrative duties within the University and in particular Electron Linear Accelerator committee, and the Radiation Protection Authority. Lecture notes (Series 7) from courses taught both at the University of Glasgow (1952-1957) and at the University of Toronto (1958-1996) document his teaching responsibilities, while early course notes (Series 9) document his education at Oxford in the 1940s.

Prof. McNeill was also an active consultant outside the University, mainly for government but also for industry. Series 8 contains files relating to this consultancy work and in particular to his work on nuclear preparedness for Emergency Planning Ontario, a department within the Ontario Solicitor General’s office. Series 10 contains the collected material for a study on radon levels in Newfoundland mines that Prof. McNeill did for the Atomic Energy Board of Canada.

Accessions: B1994-0004, B2005-0004

McNeill, Kenneth G.

Irene Romana Nosyk fonds

  • UTA 1613
  • Fonds
  • ca 1966-1969

This accession consists of 13 works of art depicting various zoological specimens. A series of 7 works of art are oil on canvas and framed. They are for the most part untitled works, depicting the origin of life, algae, and caterpillars, among others, and were originally produced for an exhibition in the late 1960s. An unframed series of 6 oil on canvas paintings were produced by the artist for the University’s new Zoology building which opened in 1965. They were not acquired by the Department and never exhibited in the building.

Nosyk, Irene Romana

G. Peter Richardson fonds

  • UTA 1700
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2008

This finding aid describes the sole accession of personal papers of G. Peter Richardson received to date documenting his academic and professional career as professor of religious studies from his university education to his retirement from the University of Toronto in 2000.

The records are described in fourteen series. Series 1 contains records relating to his education at the University of Toronto and Knox College (affiliated with the University of Toronto) and his graduate studies at Cambridge University, England. Also included are records relating to his employment arrangements at Loyola College and University of Toronto, as well as applications to other institutions, congratulations on his appointment as Principal, University College and other honours. Correspondence with students, faculty and colleagues both inside and outside the University of Toronto are contained in Series 2 and 3. Early, non-academic appointments are documented in Series 4 and relate to his work with Knox College as a campus minister (unordained) and the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Greater detail regarding his academic employment at Loyola College in Montreal, his first academic appointment will be found in Series 5. This series reflects both his administrative activities as well as teaching activities during the 1970s before it became Concordia University.

His University of Toronto career is specifically documented in Series 6 and 7. These two series document his administrative activities within the Department of Religious Studies and the graduate department, Centre of Religious Studies from his appointment in 1974. Also documented is his continuing involvement in the study of architecture as evidenced by files for the Faculty of Architecture.

His teaching responsibilities are well documented in Series 7 relating to various undergraduate and graduate courses taught on all three campuses from the mid 1970s to post-retirement, as well as the Study Abroad courses he organized and led during the summers of 1988, 1991 and 1996.

Series 8 to 11 document both scholarly literary works as well as informal lectures and talks to church and community groups. The earliest works are files (as early as 1958) containing sermons delivered as campus minister (and later as religious scholar) to many church and religious groups. His scholarly papers were presented at academic conferences and symposia and frequently became the basis of published articles and books. Other literary works include published reviews in Series 12. Only a few files documenting his application for grants and some research files have been preserved in Series 13.

Prof. Richardson’s scholarly expertise in religious studies especially Christianity and Judaism as well as architecture put him in high demand by other organizations and educational institutions. Series 14 documents a number of these external activities including his work with the Society for New
Testament Studies [1], his role as site architect for archaeological excavations in Israel, the Ontario Heritage Foundation, and Visual Bible International, Inc.

NOTES

[1] His editorial work for Studies in Religion , his activities with the Society of Biblical Literature and others are preserved in other archival institutions. See details in Series 14

Richardson, G. Peter

Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. Office of the Camp Wardens fonds

  • UTA 1706
  • Fonds
  • 1919-2014

The fonds originated in Haultain’s office in the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Toronto, in his capacity as one of the Ritual’s proponents and as a key player in its creation. Although he did not attend any obligation ceremony except his own, Haultain served in numerous official capacities: as Secretary of the Seven Wardens (1930-1939); and as a Warden of Camp One (1926-1961), for which he was also the first chairman. He was also co-opted as a Corporate Warden (1939-1961). It is difficult to draw too fine a distinction between the records of the Kipling Ritual as a whole and those pertinent to Camp One as a subsidiary body of the Corporation of the Seven Wardens. In effect, the documents of the fonds are Haultain’s records of the Ritual first and then gradually emerge as the records for Camp One.

The research value of the records is significant regarding the origin of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer and the social interaction between the major figures responsible for its implementation and enfranchisement in Canada. The fonds includes substantial documentation about Haultain, Kipling, Fairbairn, Ross, and most of the major figures in the EIC. Also the records offer a fairly comprehensive portrait of the interactions between mining and engineering professionals between 1920 and 1950. The material is primarily of historical value and spans the creation of the Ritual, the development of the Camps and the efforts of the Wardens to control the text and dissemination of the Ritual. The material after the 1950s concerns mainly the day to day administration of the Ritual, the ordering of rings and the preparation of ceremonies in the Camps.

Most of the routine administrative documentation has been arranged in the first four series of the fonds, all of which also include some correspondence. Series 1 contains legal documents pertaining to the copyright and incorporation of the Ritual and the Wardens; Series 2 is for documents related to the drafting of the Book of Authority; Series 3 includes extensive meeting minutes for the Camp Wardens and for the Corporate Wardens; and Series 4 includes detailed financial reports and accounts. The correspondence in Series 5 includes a large number of copies and often conveys both outgoing and incoming mail. Series 6 contains primarily informal lists, ceremonial documents and various forms or texts used in actual ceremonies. Series 7 and 9 include documents that are primarily external to the main operations of Camp One, such as collected publications concerning the Ritual and correspondence with other camps. Series 8 contains the documentary record of the various attempts at historicizing the Kipling Ritual undertaken by the Camp and Corporate Wardens for the information of the obligated engineering community (see Note on arrangement).

Records after 1950 tend to be more related to the activities of Camp One than to the intricacies of the Corporation of Seven Wardens. Newer accessions are also less delineated than those of the first accession B1982-0023. Generally, most files created after 1965 will be found in Series 5. These more recent files often include minutes and other material rightfully belonging to other series, which, however, have been arranged in Series 5 to preserve the original chronological file order of the Camp One records and because there are typically many fewer records in these later accessions. The exception to this trend is in Accession B2009-0029, which includes comprehensive meeting minutes arranged as part of Series 3.

The fonds does not include the original Kipling letters, which were returned to the Kipling estate in 1960 at the request of Kipling’s daughter Elise Bambridge (1896-1976). The letters were added to the Wimpole Archive, which was deposited with the University of Sussex Library in 1978 on behalf of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty (UK). The ancient landmarks are kept by the individual universities affiliated with Camp One, as are the official obligation lists. The Book of Authority for Camp One is in Series 2. All of the ancient landmarks have historical origins. The original anvil for Camp One was donated by Fairbairn, but was lost in a fire in the Sandford Fleming Building at the University of Toronto in 1977. The current anvil used at the ceremonies at the University of Toronto has a cutting attached taken from the hatch coverfrom the sunken Ocean Ranger drilling platform. The 1935 ‘Peter Wright’ anvil used at the Ryerson University ceremonies have a sheared rivel attached taken from the failed Pont de Quebec. At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology the landmarks are a five-decades anvil from Windfields Farm and a chain from the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.

Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. Office of the Camp Wardens

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.

John Greer Slater fonds

  • UTA 1780
  • Fonds
  • 1884-2011

This fonds contains records related to the researching and publishing activities of Professor John Greer Slater, philosopher and professor at the University of Toronto. The series documenting both his research on Bertrand Russell, and the publication of his book Minerva’s Aviary, are the two largest. There is also a relatively large amount of material documenting his administrative activities within the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and his book collecting. Throughout this fonds there are a lot of press clippings, particularly in his personal and autobiographical records, though there are also many in the Bertrand Russell series and the Department of Philosophy Series.

The records include correspondence, notes, drafts, manuscripts, press clippings and photographs.

The bulk of the records are contained in accession B2014-0039. Also included are 2 boxes of correspondence, memoranda, reports, monographs and newspaper clippings accumulated by Professor Slater as a member of the Provost's Committee to Review the Relationships between the University of Toronto and OISE (accession B1985-0026) found in Series 3.

Notably absent from this fonds is any teaching material. In addition, the Addresses series contains mainly flyers about addresses that Professor Slater has either given or attended, but does not contain the text of any of his addresses.

Slater, John Greer

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