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Personal and biographical

In addition to the files containing Professor Lang’s curriculum vitae and information on honours, researchers may wish to consult Professor Lang’s performance assessments, activitiy reports, and course evaluations in Series 3: OISE/UT. Also present are issues from the National Observer for the period 27 September 1975 to 28 February 1976 containing the series ‘Americans discussing Americans’.

File from B2018-0001, “Simcoe Hall Humour” includes a series of satirical pieces about prominent individuals at Simcoe Hall, notably George Connell.

University of Toronto. Administrative activities

This series provides partial documentation Professor Lang’s years as a senior administrator at the University of Toronto. It begins with correspondence, primarily with President Connell, and related material regarding the Ontario Commission on the Future Development of the Universities of Ontario (the Bovey Commission), followed by later correspondence (to 1990) with him. The subsequent correspondence files end in 2010, some of which are contained on 3.5 inch floppy disks.

Professor Lang’s “general files” and “miscellaneous projects” begin with two major controversial decisions, the first being the closure of the Faculty of Food Sciences (1974) and the proposed closure of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (1986), with only the first being realized. The remainder of this subseries focuses on capital plans and budgeting, primarily responsibility centre budgeting as applied to Scarborough College. There are also files on Maclean’s magazine university and college surveys from the 1990s. The admission surveys from the last quarter of the 20th century also include a Maclean’s survey.

In the mid-1990s the University introduced a new electronic students’ records system (ROSI) with leadership provided by the Registrars Group. It is well documented here. Professor Lang’s activities as a senior policy advisor to the President of the University of Toronto are also documented but only for the years 2005 to 2007.

Professor Lang maintained extensive files on campus development plans and building projects from the mid-1960s to the late 1990s relating to all three campuses, including several on the Southwest Campus. There are also proposals to provide land for a new headquarters building for the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto (1982) and facilities for the abortive bid to hold the summer Olympics in Toronto in 1996.

B2011-0003 ends with several proposals for an innovations centre and an industrial research centre at the University in the decade from the mid-1980s.

B2018-0001 includes further files related to his role as Senior Policy Advisor to David Naylor, a role in which he served until 2012. Also included are arbitration briefs and notes about a dispute between the Faculty Association and the University in 1986-1987, regarding mandatory retirement for professors.

Digital files include email correspondence with several Government of Ontario and U of T officials; files about the Maclean’s survey; and files (notes, briefts, reports) about the expansion of the number of graduate students at the University of Toronto.

The sub-titles in this series are those used by Professor Lang in his original box list. The files contain correspondence, memoranda, notes, and reports, Also included are compact discs containing certain files of correspondence and reports. The arrangement is generally by categories and chronolgically within each, with like materials grouped together.

Personal files

Includes files on:

  • Currculum vitae and biographical information ( -1992)
  • Correspondence
  • Poetry
  • Appointments (1927-1948)
  • Canadian citizenship (1953)
  • Education, University of Toronto (1949-1953)
  • Appointments (1953- )
  • Retirement (1983)
  • Honours and awards (1961-1990)

Publications

Series consists of a number of offprints and publications by Rappaport and others.

Biographical and personal

This series contains passports, daily agendas (58 volumes) and an address book, as well as files relating to the Banff School of Fine Arts, Professor Peers’ academic life, awards that he received and books that he wrote. Also included are a class photograph of the East Coulee School where Peers taught and was principal from 1939-1942, personal correspondence, photographs of Peers with friends, travel documents and records relating to his 90th birthday and the memorial service held upon his death. The series concludes with a file of records relating to David Rayside, a U of T professor and close friend of Peers.

The “biographical information” file [/003(04)] contains, amongst many other items, several pieces that Professor Peers himself penned between 1980 and 2002 about his family and background and his years as a high school teacher. Included with this is a CD from one of his nieces, Bev Swanton, titled “Acadia Valley Homecoming 2012”, that celebrates the hamlet, the surrounding farms (including that of the Peers family) and includes the centennial parade.

University of Toronto

This series contains records relating to Professor Peers’ activities as a professor and professor emeritus, as an alumnus, and as a very generous donor to the University of Toronto and also to Queen’s University. Included is general information about his retirement, correspondence and related material regarding the Department of Political Science. There are also extensive files of correspondence, donor agreements, endowment reports, and other material regarding scholarships and fellowships that he funded in the Department of Political Science and elsewhere, and a file on the purchase of and later transfer to the University of Toronto of his condominium at 190 St. George St.

Education

This series contains Professor Peers’ yearbooks, diplomas, dissertations for his MA and PhD as well as other records relating to his education.

University of Alberta

This series contains records relating to Professor Peers’ relationship with the University of Alberta as an alumnus and donor. Included is general information that he received from the university; endowment fund reports; files relating to specific scholarships that he funded; and a file relating to funding that he provided for the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services. Files contain donor agreements between Peers and the university, thank you letters from scholarship recipients, endowment fund reports, correspondence with the university and information about the individuals that the scholarships were named after.

Conferences, Talks, Unpublished Papers

Records in this series include notes, drafts, correspondence and flyers related to conferences Professor Rayside attended and/or participated in, unpublished talks and workshops, and unpublished papers, as well as less formal writing. The conferences documented mostly pertain to equity issues faced by gay and lesbian populations. The talks and workshops relate to a variety of topics including political science, labour unions, gendered violence, philanthropy and diversity in the workplace and were delivered mostly at Canadian universities in the form of symposia, guest lectures and public lectures. The unpublished papers in this series relate mainly to equity issues in Canadian and American society. There is also one sound recording of Professor Rayside delivering the Kreeft Lecture on November 28, 2002.

Records in B2017-0024 included talks, panels, and conferences on subjects such as inclusion, religion in the public sphere and positive space. There is also a paper he gave at Spring Reunion in 2016 as well as a memorial for colleagues Stephen Clarkson and David Higgs.

Student files

Records in this series reflect Professor Rayside’s role as a supervisor of graduate students and other ongoing relationships and correspondence between himself and his students. This series contains sample student work, comments, correspondence and application documents.

Ph.D. Dissertation

Prof. Rayside received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1976. During the early to mid 1970’s, he undertook research towards the completion of his dissertation, entitled Linguistic Divisions in the Belgian Social Christian Party and the Liberal Parties of Canada and Quebec. The study examines ethnic conflict in Belgium and Canada, as reflected in divisions within major political parties. Prof. Rayside’s research included conducting interviews with and sending questionnaires to Canadian Liberal Party and Belgian Social Christian politicians. This series documents Prof. Rayside’s doctoral research and includes correspondence, completed questionnaires, sound recordings of interviews, and interview transcripts and sound recordings of thesis advisor Robert Putnam meetings with Rayside.

University Administration

This series documents Prof. Rayside’s varied administrative positions. Files contain original correspondence and e-mails, notes, reports, minutes of meetings, and in specific cases conference programs and posters.

Records for this series found in B1998-0029 document mainly conferences organized by Prof. Rayside in his capacity as a university administrator for both the Canadian Studies Committee (1982-1984) and the European Studies Committee of the International Studies Committee (1976-1985). These include: The Individual and the State (1979), Small Town in Modern Times,(1983), 1984 in Canada: Authority, Conformity and the Policing of Citizens” (1983) The Sharon Temple and the Children of Peace”(1984), and Between Ourselves: Women’s Experiences at the University of Toronto, (1985).

Records for this series found in B2008-0023 document his role on several other committees including the Women’s’ Study Committee, Committee to establish the Equity Studies Program, New College, Vice Provost, Students Advisory Search Committee (2002), Graduate Affairs Committee, as well as several smaller committees and advisory roles. There are also three files related to his position as Vice Principal of University College.

The records for this series found in B2013-0015 document Professor Rayside’s course evaluation activities, conference organizing activities, and activities he would have performed as Acting Principal and Graduate Director including dealing with a teaching assistant strike, staffing the Political Science Department, and evaluating the graduate program in Political Science. These records also document his participation in the Diversity Working Group, Teaching Load Committee, and Principal’s Search Committee, among others. There is also a large amount of material related to creating community relations newsletters for the Department of Political Science and a collection of posters documenting conferences Prof. Rayside helped organize including : The Individual and the State (1979), Small Town in Modern Times,(1983), 1984 in Canada: Authority, Conformity and the Policing of Citizens” (1983) The Sharon Temple and the Children of Peace”(1984), and Between Ourselves: Women’s Experiences at the University of Toronto, (1985).

Records in accession B2017-0024 document Professor Rayside’s on-going involvement in the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies for the time period after he was director. Included are various committee files relating to public relations, curriculum and program development, budget and fundraising. There are several files documenting Raysides involvement in the World Pride Human Rights Conference 2014. There is also one box of records for the Department of Political Science, mainly relating to awards and scholarships.

University of Toronto

This series contains items ranging from University College class reunions to the University of Toronto Overseas Training Company’s “Record of Service” book that Malcolm Wallace compiled while second-in-command of the Company during World War I. There are also files on retirements (William John Alexander), College fees and scholarships, articles about Toronto and U of T history, and Wallace’s copies of publications about King’s College, the University of Toronto Act, the Victoria Club’s curling manual.

Addresses

This series contains a small representation of addresses given by Principal Wallace, ranging from students to radio broadcasts nationwide.

Manuscripts and publications

The manuscripts and publications in this series form a small representation of Principal Wallace’s literary output, but they do provide a sense of the breadth of his interests and the activities to which he devoted himself after his retirement in 1944.

Reports, Writings and Reviews

Series contains the drafts of some reports and miscellaneous writings as well an almost complete set copies or off-prints of Warkentin’s published reviews. The latter are arranged chronologically and are numbered according to the listing on her 2018 C.V. found in box B2018-0002/008.

Relations with outside groups

Series consists of material related to ASSU’s relationship with other student groups, including those within the University of Toronto (Students’ Administrative Council, Graduate Students’ Union, Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students, Campus Coalition, etc.) as well as outside (Ontario Federation of Students/Fédération des étudiants L’Ontario, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, and other universities). Records include correspondence and meeting minutes documenting ASSU’s collaboration with other student groups, as well as reports, position statements and other material issued independently by other student groups.

Advocacy and initiatives

Series consists of records documenting various issues or initiatives taken up or spearheaded by the ASSU. Especially prominent are the files pertaining to ASSU’s activity surrounding asbestos found in Sidney Smith Hall in the early 1990s and the multiple fee levy referendums conducted by ASSU since its inception in the 1970s. Also included are early renditions of the organization’s constitution, information pamphlets, and newsletters.

Course evaluations

Series consists primarily of course evaluations published by individual course unions, as well as records pertaining to their production. Also included are earlier renditions of course evaluations produced by the Students’ Administrative Council (SAC) and ASSU. Records include published course evaluation booklets, questionnaires, meeting minutes, numerical tabulations, and production and budgetary documents.

Course unions

Series consists primarily of files compiled by individual course unions containing records of their events and activities. It also includes documentation of issues that arose within course unions and with ASSU, including about executive elections and funding. Records include event posters, newsletters, correspondence, meeting minutes and reports.

Publications

Series consists of published articles and obituaries written by McIlwraith. Articles cover various areas of anthropology and ethnology, and include titles such as Among British Columbia Indians, and Certain Beliefs of the Bella Coola Indians Concerning Animals. For the articles that are not listed by title, see Appendix B. This series excludes book reviews which are contained in Series 15.

"The Bella Coola Indians"

Series consists of records related to McIlwraith’s research and writing for his book The Bella Coola Indians, published in 1948. Material includes multiple versions of the book’s manuscript, McIlwraith’s field notes, photographs taken and collected, as well as vocabulary cards and printing plates.

Collected Articles and Manuscripts

Series consists of published articles collected by T. F. McIlwraith, however not authored by him. These articles include a review of his book Bella Coola Indians by Andre Gschaedler. For the articles that are not listed by title, see Appendix B.

Book Reviews

Series consists of published book reviews written by McIlwaith. These include Songs of the Copper Eskimos, by Helen H. Roberts and Diamond Jenness, and The American Indian, by Hyatt Verrill”. For articles that are not listed by title, see Appendix B.

Unpublished Manuscripts (University of Toronto)

Series consists of unpublished manuscripts written by McIlwraith during his time at the University of Toronto. Included are manuscripts tied to his research on the Nuxalk Nation, as well as titles such as the Disposal of the Dead in the Islands of the South Pacific and The History of Anthropology in Canada.

Unpublished Manuscripts (Cambridge University)

Series consists of unpublished manuscripts written by McIlwraith during his time at Cambridge University. Titles focus on various African traditions and include The Influence of Egypt on African Death Ceremonies and On the Bola in Central Africa.

Public Lectures and Addresses

Series consists of notes for public lectures and addresses given by McIlwraith. Included in the series is a listing of these lectures which have each been assigned a number. Subjects include cultural practices of indigenous communities in North America, particularly Ontario and British Columbia (predominantly unidentified), evolution, human biology, folk-lore, and anthropology as a field.

Academic Lectures

Series consists of lectures delivered by McIlwraith while teaching at Cambridge University and the University of Toronto. Lectures cover a range of topics within anthropology and are directed to first-year students, third-year medical students, as well as including some graduate-level seminars.

Subject Files

Series consists of subject files related to a broad range of organizations, groups, and activities. Material includes records related to the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian Social Sciences Research Council, various archaeological digs, UofT’s Department of Anthology field research, and African language cards.

Correspondence (Administrative)

Series consists of correspondence related to McIlwraith’s administrative roles and includes his teaching activity. Material includes students records, recommendations, and exams; correspondence related to UofT’s Department of Anthropology, and between various departments at the university; as well as the former Department of Indian Affairs.

Personal and biographical

Series consist of records documenting McIlwraith’s personal life and includes certificates from the Washington Academy of Sciences and other organizations, correspondence, and a will.

Correspondence (Chronological)

Series consists of professional correspondence received from various individuals, governmental bodies, and organizations. Also included is a letter addressed to James Loudon, President of University College, written 1890’s.

Correspondence (Author)

Series consists of correspondence from colleagues and other individuals relating to McIlwraith’s research, teaching, and publishing. Included within the series is correspondence from Margaret Mead, letters related to his research on the Nuxalk Nation, as well as communication regarding a C.B.C. radio script with which he was involved.

Bound volumes

The bound volumes described herein, including the scrapbooks, were compiled by Janet Cumming McLennan as a memorial to her brother, Sir John Cunningham McLennan, Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto. Many of the photographic reproductions of correspondence and other mementos were originally framed as part of a pictorial memorial of the family.

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