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Victoria University Archives
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Correspondence

Series consists of various correspondence, 1836-1935, including an autographed letter from John A. Macdonald to Dr. Potts, correspondence on the McKenzie Rebellion, and various unidentified letters.

Records of the Nominating, Appointments and Governance Committee and preceding committees

Series consists of the records of the Nominating Committee, the Appointments Committee and records of the combined Nominating and Appointments Committee, later the Nominating, Appointments and Governance Committee.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Board of Regents Nominating, Appointments and Governance Committee

Records relating to functions

Series consists of correspondence, minutes, citations, addresses and other records, 1913-2010, relating to functions and events such as public lectures including the Davey Lectures and Ide Lectures, convocations and honorary degree ceremonies, centenary celebrations, honorary dinners, openings, events held at the Bader Theatre, and installations of Principals, Presidents and Chancellors.

Records relating to the University of Toronto

Series consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda, statistics and other records, 1913-2011, relating to the University of Toronto. This also includes financial arrangements, fundraising, the Toronto School of Theology, programs, relations with U of T faculties and departments, and negotiations concerning the Memorandum of Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding. This series also contains nominations for University of Toronto honorary degrees by Victoria University presidents.

Records related to real estate

Series consists of correspondence, leases and other legal agreements, court documents, surveys, deeds, mortgage records, sketches, financial and other records, 1871-2009, relating to the administering of properties owned by Victoria and not used for academic purposes, and for maintaining Victoria's interest in property developments which affected the University. The records relate to insurance, including liability, and the planning and development, management and leasing, acquisition and sales of property, taxes, property disputes and litigation.

The architectural plans and drawings have been separated into Sub-Series 1.

The Bursar's responsibilities with regard to property were initially the insurance of buildings and their contents. However, as the
need for regular income became more urgent and evident, and as the University expanded and required more buildings, the Bursar's work likewise increased. The Bursar became responsible for the legal negotiations and accounting over purchases, sales and leases; and the supervision and funding of alterations and renovations and the construction of new buildings. Along with this the Bursar dealt with property tax as the University was only exempt from this in respect to its property used for academic purposes.

Records of committees and task forces concerned with planning

Series consists of the records of various incarnations of the Planning Committee as well as the records of the Implementation Committee and it's sub-committees as well as the records of the Task Force on the Future of Victoria University. Also consists of the Report of the Planning Task Force which was used by the Implementation Committee to guide it's activities and goals. The series is divided into 3 sub-series.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Board of Regents Implementation Committee

Records relating to the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

Series consists of correspondence, minutes, agreements, financial statements and other records, 1981-2006, relating to the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art.

Note: The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art is situated on property owned by Victoria University, and leased to the Museum. The President served on the Board of Trustees.

Records of committees concerned with events and celebrations

Series consists of records of committees concerned with events and special occasions including opening of the Emmanuel College building, the retirement of the Chancellor and installation of the new Chancellor, as well as anniversary events for the Centenary and the Sesquicentennial. The series is broken down into sub-series.

Records relating to staff and human resources

Series consists of correspondence, personnel position descriptions, salaried job positions and other records relating to salaries, insurance schemes and pensions of all the staff at the University, 1940-1990; personnel files, including pension material, 1932, 1955-2005; and salaried position descriptions, reviews and related correspondence and other records, 1989-2008.

Also contains one sub-series with records related to Health and Safety

Records relating to Victoria College

Series consists of correspondence, minutes, reports and other records, 1975-2012, relating to Victoria College, its programs and committees, including the Vic One Program, the Academic Advisory Committee, the Property Advisory Committee and the Semiotic Institute. Series also includes records of the Victoria College Review, the search for a Principal and correspondence between the President and the Principal of Victoria College.

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