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George Sidney Brett fonds

  • UTA 1080
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1961; predominant 1919-1946

Consists of lecture notes, articles, addresses, and radio broadcasts on philosophical themes; presentation certificate from students at Government College, Lahore (1908); and biographical sketches and tributes. Includes convocation address "Western University London" n.d.

Brett, George Sidney

Margaret Cranston Parsons fonds

  • UTA 1644
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1975

Course and laboratory notes relating to Margaret Cranston Parsons' undergraduate and graduate training in the United States and research files assembled largely while a special lecturer in the Department of Zoology, University of Toronto. Includes drawings made for articles published in journals (Boxes 005 and 006).

Parsons, Margaret Cranston

Edward Blake fonds

  • UTA 1067
  • Fonds
  • 1856-1908

Correspondence, notes, memoranda, and drafts of reports, primarily by and to Edward Blake in his capacity as a member of the Senate of the University of Toronto and Chancellor, relating to University matters, including the hiring of James Loudon as professor of Natural Philosophy in 1875 and the introduction of the science curriculum, the rebuilding of University College following the fire of 1890, and the writing of the report of the joint Senate/Board of Trustees Committee on Revenues and Requirements (1891). Also included are related acts, statutes, orders-in-council, financial reports and testimonials.

Blake, Edward

Arthur Ewart Parks fonds

  • UTA 1638
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1969

Correspondence, course and lecture notes relating to his early education at University of Toronto Schools, Upper Canada College and as undergraduate and medical student at the University of Toronto; diaries, addresses, and publications documenting Arthur Parks' education, his military service in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War II, and his subsequent career in the insurance business. Also includes course notes of Park's aunt, Mary Louise McLennan, in Education, 1914-1915. Photograph of Camp Borden.

Parks, Arthur Ewart

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

Stuart Grenville Hennessey fonds

  • UTA 1371
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1985

Personal records of Dr. Hennessey documenting his academic activities as professor in Dept. of Political Economy, especially with Extension and Professional Association education. Includes correspondence (1949-1985), lecture notes and course outlines (1933-1983); student assignments, student marks, essays and examinations (printed) (1924-1983); subject files; photographs.

Hennessey, Stuart Grenville

Edythe Elmira Hough fonds

  • UTA 1392
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1915

Consists of course notes and text books relating to modern languages and history, as well as programmes and notices.

Hough, Edythe Elmira

Llewellyn Edward Jones fonds

  • UTA 1432
  • Fonds
  • [189-]-1998

This accession contains both personal and professional records created and collected by Dr. L.E. Jones, professor of engineering. Although a small percentage of this fonds documents his personal life, the vast majority of material was created after his retirement in 1972, which he created in his capacity as Faculty Archivist and Professor Emeritus. The paucity of information from the earlier years can be attributed to the loss of many of his records during the Sir Sandford Fleming building fire in 1977.

The records have been arranged into series to reflect either the type of record or the activity involved. Records documenting Jones’ personal life are filed first, followed by papers documenting both the personal, professional and academic projects and activities that he worked on during his life. There are also special series dedicated to the archival information and records that he collected as Engineering Archivist. Photographs have been placed at the end in Series XI.

Some of the records that are included in this fonds include Professor Jones personal documents such as: his student workbooks and thesis, his letters to the editor, correspondence, and activities with his church and the Hart House Glee Club. Most of the records pertain to his professional activities and consist of documents such as: correspondence, publications, lectures and student marks. There are also a significant number of files that document his involvement in Faculty activities such as the Iron Ring Ceremony, the Hall of Distinction and the Centennial and Sesquicentennial celebrations. The work that he undertook for the Faculty providing calligraphy for the inscriptions on the awards and medals that were granted by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering are also documented in many of the files. Finally, two series are dedicated to the articles that he collected documenting the history of the Faculty as well as the archival items that he acquired as Engineering Archivist.

Despite the fact that most of the records in this fonds document Professor Jones’ personal and professional activities after his retirement, they provide an interesting glimpse into his life while assuming the role of Engineering Archivist and Professor Emeritus. As the Engineering Archivist, Jones collected a variety of rich and interesting documents pertaining to some of the early pioneers within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. In addition to collecting material, Jones also documented the Faculty by photographing notable individuals and events. This fonds would therefore be useful to those individuals interested in examining the life of Professor Jones, as well as researchers who wish to delve into the history of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

Jones, Llewellyn Edward

George Dean Maxwell fonds

  • UTA 1532
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1960

Diaries of the activities of the George Dean Maxwell, an Assistant Superintendent for Construction at the U. of T. The diary for 1958, if one was kept, is missing.

Maxwell, George Dean

University of Toronto. Senate fonds

  • UTA 0199
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1972

This fonds contains 8 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details

University of Toronto. Senate

John Harkness Dales fonds

  • UTA 1196
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1943-1980

Correspondence, course and lecture notes, addresses and speeches, manuscripts of articles and books, and maps documenting Professor Dales' career as an economist.

Dales, John Harkness

H. Donald Forbes fonds

  • UTA 1277
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2009

The Donald Forbes fonds consists of two accessions: B2007-0009 and B2010-0010.

The first accrual of Prof. Forbes personal records (B2007-0020) covers mainly the period of his career prior to 1990 while the second accrual (B2010-0010) covers his entire career and completes many of the gaps in documentation in the previous accession.

Correspondence (Series 1) is not voluminous but is rich in content. It documents Prof. Forbes’ varied roles as researcher, educator, author and mentor. All of his four books are well documented (Series 2) as well as many of his talks, addresses, papers and reviews (Series 3) that span the breadth of his career. There is fairly extensive original unpublished research on the Canadian electorate that Prof. Forbes worked on in the early 1990s (Series 4) and which also resulted in a few papers. Finally his role as an educator and mentor is documented in extensive course files and graduate student files (Series 5).

Forbes, H. Donald

University of Toronto. Department of Surgery fonds

  • UTA 0082
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1981

This fonds contains 3 accessions of records from the Department of Surgery. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Department of Surgery

University of Toronto. Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry fonds

  • UTA 0037
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1984

This fonds contains 1 accession.

A1993-0009: Contains files created in the Chairman's office and the General Office, include correspondence of the Chair of the department; departmental records relating to programmes, societies, women, research, university, graduate, undergraduate and faculty.

University of Toronto. Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry

University of Toronto. Department of Physics fonds

  • UTA 0073
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1893 - ca. 2000

This fonds contains 5 accessions of records from the University of Toronto's Department of Physics. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Department of Physics

University of Toronto. Department of Pathology and Bacteriology fonds

  • UTA 0070
  • Fonds
  • 1849-1945

This fonds contains 1 accession.

A1989-0005: Contains introductory remarks to Dr. James Bovell's first lecture in Pathology at King's College, 1849.
Photographs include staff composites, ca. 1928-1936; portraits of William Brebner, William Hendry and Ronald Saddington who were University of Toronto graduates who died of a virus contracted while conducting research; the gathering of the American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists at the Royal York, 1934; portraits of staff members including William Lipsett Robinson and William Lindlow Holman.

University of Toronto. Department of Pathology and Bacteriology

University of Toronto Scarborough fonds

  • UTA 0186
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2015

This fonds contains 6 accessions from the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and its administrative offices. Academic departments at UTSC have their own fonds-level descriptions. For administrative office, see accession-level descriptions.

University of Toronto. Scarborough Campus.

University of Toronto Archives Photograph Collection

  • UTA 0244
  • Collection
  • 1890-1998

This collection contains 4 accessions of photograph collections. See accession-level descriptions for more details

University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services

University of Toronto. Department of Botany fonds

  • UTA 0036
  • Fonds
  • 1892 - 2002

This fonds contains 6 accessions of records from the Department of Botany. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Department of Botany

University of Toronto. Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy fonds

  • UTA 0108
  • Fonds
  • 1883-2010

This fonds contains 5 accessions of records from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and its predecessors. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Helen J. Lenskyj fonds

  • UTA 1475
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2012

Personal records of Helen Lenskyj, Professor Emerita of OISE, and a specialist in equality and gender studies, and women in sport. Includes files on: her education; professional correspondence; teaching materials for courses in early childhood education, ESL teacher training, OISE, and the School of Physical Health and Education; various community advocacy causes and legal cases; extensive writings on gender and sport, sexual education, and Olympic criticisms; workshop and conference addresses.

Lenskyj, Helen

University of Toronto Mississauga fonds

  • UTA 0088
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2006

This fonds contains 11 accessions of records from the University of Toronto Mississauga, formerly known as Erindale College. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto Mississauga

A. Rodney Bobiwash fonds

  • UTA 1116
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2002

Fonds consists of the personal records of Alan Rodney Bobiwash, documenting his career as a university instructor, aboriginal and anti-racist activist, consultant, and representative for global indigenous rights. Series 1, the most extensive series, consists of an A-Z subject files that document Bobiwash’s aboriginal and anti-racist activism, and provides the best overview of professional activities during the 1980s and 1990s. Series 5 is a chronological collection of records related to the conferences and seminars Bobiwash attend in various professional capacities from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. The fonds also contains personal correspondence and records that document Bobiwash’s education, personal relationships, and activities, as well as Curriculum Vitae and obituaries. Included in the personal records are notebooks, journals and prayer books which document Bobiwash’s day-to-day personal life, his travels, spirituality, and the progression of his professional career from a private point of view. Other series document Bobiwash’s personal and professional writing, and the Metis bibliography he created. Finally, series 10 contains both personal and professional photographs, the majority of which are related to Bobiwash’s professional activities in the 1990s, and early 2000s.

Bobiwash, A. Rodney

Francess Georgina Halpenny fonds

  • UTA 1340
  • Fonds
  • 1927-2000

Personal records of Francess Halpenny, documenting her activities as a student, with the RCAF during World War II, with amateur theatre groups, as a professor of library science, as an editor with the U of T Press and the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, and with numerous academic and professional groups, including the Royal Society of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the National Library. Included are some drafts of her books, articles, addresses, and reports; her honorary degrees and other awards (including photos and a video), other photos, and a (RSC) medal.

Halpenny, Francess Georgina

Thomas F. McIlwraith (Jr.) fonds

  • UTA 1544
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2007

This accession mainly documents Prof. McIlwraith role as a teacher. Records in Series 1: Teaching, Series 2: Field Trips, and most records in Series 4: Tenure Documentation, focus on courses he taught from 1970 to 2003. His heritage work and his talks to various local historical groups are also fairly well documented in Series 3: Public Lectures and Talks, and Series 6: Heritage Associations. Except for a few typescripts and photocopies of publications and reviews found in Series 4: Tenure Documentation and one annotated typescript that makes up Series 5: Publications, Prof. McIlwraith accomplishments as a writer, reviewer and editor are absent from this accession.

McIlwraith, Thomas Forsyth, Jr.

Toronto School of Medicine fonds

  • UTA 1832
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1902

Fonds consists of:

  • Bound minute book of the Corporation of the Toronto School of Medicine, 1877-1902
  • 2 photoprints of Second and Third-Year Students of the Toronto School of Medicine,1870-1871

Toronto School of Medicine

University of Toronto. Housing Services fonds

  • UTA 0205
  • Fonds
  • 1960s - 2012

This fonds contains 2 accessions from the University of Toronto's Housing Services office. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Student Housing Services

David Morgan Grenville fonds

  • UTA 1326
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2009

Records assembled by David Grenville relating to two projects on Omond McKillop Solandt: a proposed biography of him (never completed) and a symposium in his honour (1994) that was published as Perspectives in science and technology: the legacy of Omond Solandt. The files for the biography include original documents, research notes, correspondence, notes, manuscripts and addresses by Solandt (1957-1980) and 66 audio cassette tapes (with tape summaries by Jason Ridler) of interviews Grenville did with Solandt and his colleagues. The files on the symposium contain correspondence, minutes of meetings, notes, financial records, and partial drafts and copies of the book. There are also a number of accompanying photographs.

Grenville, David Morgan

University of Toronto. Centre for Urban and Community Studies fonds

  • UTA 0230
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2008

This fonds contains 1 accession.

A2014-0007: Contains Director's Reports, various urban studies reports, Centre brochures, reviews, bibliographies, and a large amount of correspondence, much of which is from the desk of Prof. Larry Bourne.

University of Toronto. Centre for Urban and Community Studies

University of Toronto. School of Hygiene fonds

  • UTA 0193
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1975

This fonds from the School of Hygiene contains 9 accessions. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. School of Hygiene

Omond McKillop Solandt fonds

  • UTA 1791
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1994

When Dr. Solandt started donating his personal records to the University of Toronto Archives in 1988, beginning with his certificates and diplomas, the richness, diversity, and volume of the material still to come was only hinted at. Over the next five years further donations were made, punctuated by telephone conversations about the need for still more boxes and folders and archival methods of arrangement and description. Dr. Solandt was very interested in our professional approach to managing his records and was determined (as always, I was to discover) to do things in the proper manner. Twenty years after his death his widow, Vaire, donated the last of his personal records; they had been partially arranged by Dr. Solandt and stored above the garage at the Wolfe Den.

Dr. Solandt’s running commentary on his past life, as the boxes piled up for transfer to the Archives, proved of considerable assistance. I faced a huge volume of records documenting wide-ranging, complex, and often inter-related events, which he had divided into categories roughly equivalent to his numerous activities. These were to form the basis of most of the forty-six series in this inventory. In addition, beginning several years before, he had undertaken to do what few individuals have ever had the time or the inclination to attempt – an overview of each principal activity. There are more than twenty of these, totalling several hundred pages. Each demonstrates the clarity of thought and an understanding of the essentials of any problem facing him that characterized his work and enabled him often to juggle several divergent projects at once. They proved invaluable as I sought to make sense of the mountain of material in front of me, and should be equally useful to researchers.

The records, dating from 1915 to 1994, encompass most of the media one might expect to find in an archives, the bulk being textual records, graphic material (primarily photographs and slides), maps and plans, and publications. The material pertaining to his personal life consists primarily of biographical files (including press coverage), correspondence and diaries, files on his travels and, especially, on his canoe trips as part of the “Voyageurs” group.

Most of the records, not surprisingly, document his extraordinarily active and productive professional life, from the beginning of World War II to the end of the 1980s. The earlier portions of his career, especially his years with the Defence Research Board, Canadian National Railways, de Havilland, and the Electric Reduction Company are not well represented here as the records are largely found elsewhere. The volume of records begin to pick up in the mid-1960s and the greatest strength is to be found in those generated from the early 1970s on, when Dr. Solandt’s activities became complex indeed, with directorships in many companies, many consultancies, trusteeships and advisory committees. Three activities which seemed to please him most were ...the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories [1976-1982]..consultancies for international agricultural and medical research [1975-1988]...and Senior Consultant to the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto, enabling him to retain a close association with the University.

This finding aid for this fonds is arranged by series, with the accessions clearly designated. In the series that are grouped by activity, the arrangement, once career changes are identified, is largely chronological. The principal concentration of activity in any project is the determining factor in the order. Organizations that predominate in one series may be represented in another, particularly those dealing with international agricultural and medical research, such as the umbrella Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Most accessions have more than one series.

Dr. Solandt’s abiding interest in scientific research and development is a recurring theme throughout and was instrumental, for instance, to his agreeing to chair the newly established Science Council of Canada (1966) and in joining the IMASCO/CDC Research Foundation (1978). Similarly, it was his acknowledged excellence as a manager that, in later years, brought him into contact with the international research agencies that needed professional advice on internal structural problems. On another level, the canoe trips he began at the age of 41 nurtured an interest in wilderness conservation and, subsequently, involvement with the Quetico Foundation and the Wilderness Research Foundation. One factor linking all these activities was Dr. Solandt’s inter-disciplinary approach to ideas and problem solving; it is a recurring theme in his correspondence and in his introductions to the series.

Solandt, O. M.

Antonio Franceschetti fonds

  • UTA 1286
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2008

Personal records of Antonio Franceschetti, Professor Emeritus of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto, consisting of correspondence, certificates; administrative and teaching files, including files on graduate students; files on organizations including the Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana (AISLLI), the Canadian Federation of the Humanities, the Canadian Society for Italian Studies (CSIS), and the Dante Society of Toronto; grant applications, manuscripts of articles, books (including a volume on Petrarch that was never published), and addresses, and posters.

Franceschetti, Antonio

Harriet A. L. Clark fonds

  • UTA 1146
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1934

Course notes for the honours program in household economics in the Faculty of Arts (1930-1934); clothing budget for 4th year; notes on various matters, possibly taken for use in articles for the Varsity, to which Harriet Clark was a reporter.

These course notes were taken from lectures and for laboratory exercises by Harriet Clark as part of the honours program in Household Economics at University College, 1930-1934.Courses were offered both through the Faculties of Arts and Household Science. The material is arranged chronologically and, unless otherwise noted, the description is for course notes. The roman numerals designate the course level.

Clark, Harriet A. L.

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