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Canada. Canadian Officers' Training Corps, University of Toronto Contingent

This series consists of the financial and administrative records of the Board of Trustees, including photographs of special events. It also includes documentation of a project to publish the history of the COTC that was never completed. Spencer subsequently wrote his own history of the COTC, the notes and correspondence of which are included under Series 10: Publications.

Vincent Wheeler Bladen fonds

  • UTA 1066
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1979

Fonds contains 2 accessions of personal records of Vincent W. Bladen.

B1974-0073 (8 boxes) consists of correspondence; biographical and subject files; briefs to and reports of commissions and committees (e.g., Royal Commission on the Automotive Industry and the Commission on the Financing of Higher Education in Canada); addresses and speeches; and photographs.

B1982-0002 (15 boxes) consists of subject files including Medicine as popular culture; income tax forms (1929-1976); course notes on administration (Spring 1976); manuscripts of articles, books including papers of Jeff Harcourt, "Bladen on Bladen"; personal family records including will of Mrs Bladen and estate of Mrs. Bladen's mother, correspondence from James H. Bladen re: estate of parents, courtship correspondence of V.W. Bladen, displaced English children at Bladen home during World War II, Michael Joy Bladen correspondence, family tree, certificates and diplomas; photoprints; film reels and videocassette of home movies of Bladen family at King and Bladen family at Glenorchy (Jack Ball's Farm), circa 1941 and 1946.

Bladen, Vincent Wheeler

Vivian M. Rakoff fonds

  • UTA 1682
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2012

Fonds consists of records documenting the professional, personal and creative life of Dr. Vivian Rakoff, psychiatrist, administrator and professor. Records include correspondence, certificates, articles, research and background material, creative writing, sketches, and records relating to Dr. Rakoff’s many appearances on CBC programs, including tapes of the shows.

See series descriptions for more information.

Rakoff, Vivian M.

John Burgon Bickersteth fonds

  • UTA 1055
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1983

Fonds consists of 2 series

B2001-0018: Records documenting John Burgon Bickersteth, Warden of Hart House (retired 1947). Includes mainly correspondence as well as reports, published addresses, manuscripts, photographs and films. 1919-1958.

B2005-0013: Personal records of former Warden of Hart House, J. B. Bickersteth. Includes personal correspondence with family, friends, politicians, colleagues at University of Toronto including Robertson Davies as well as other academic institutions, mainly following his retirement; speeches, arrangements for his 90th birthday celebration dinner at Hart House. Also includes correspondence and other papers relating to Hart House memorial on his death and matters relating to his estate. 1913-1983.

Bickersteth, John Burgon

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.

Harold Innis Foundation fonds

  • UTA 1350
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1988

Fonds consists of:
1) 100 hrs. of interviews about Harold Innis, by his contemporaries and others for the CBC program "Ideas";
2) sound recordings of conferences held by the Foundation or at Innis College;
3) video recording of "Harold Innis: The Philosophical Historian - An exchange of Ideas between Prof. Marshall McLuhan and Prof. E. Havelock";
4) tapes of Innis College Building Committee

Harold Innis Foundation

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

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

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.

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

University of Toronto. Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Studies

The records document the Undergraduate Program in Women’s Studies, the Graduate Collaborative Program in Women’s Studies, and the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies. There are also some records from the Women Studies Student Union (W.S.S.U.) . Records include Curriculum Committee, Program Committee, Core Committee, and Executive Committee agenda and minutes. There are also reports as well as internal program review, special events, and project files. The records also consist of posters, videos, and audio tapes documenting various IWSGS events, conferences, lectures, and workshops.

Photographs and media

This series contains photographs, glass latern slides, photographic slides and a collection of reel to reel films belonging to MacIntosh. Most of the media covers MacIntosh’s professional life: surgical images, patient photographs, procedure documentation and lecture and statistical slides. There are also a small number of personal and family photographic slides which document various family trips and events. Also included is a set of photographs of the HMS Philante, the escort vessel which MacIntosh served on with Royal Navy during the Second World War.

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.

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

University of Toronto. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics fonds

  • UTA 0031
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1884] - 1992

This fonds contains 6 accessions.

A1974-0027: Contains administrative files, particularly those of Clarence Augustus Chant (ca. 1905-1953); personal records of Chant (ca. 1884-1950) including the manuscript of his autobiography; records on the opening and specifications of the David Dunlap Observatory, and correspondence and reports relating to the Observatory (ca. 1906-1936); includes photographs, primarily of the observatory.

A1981-0061: Contains files of the Director (Donald MacRae) relating to the events celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Copernicus including the visit of Dr. Wilhelmina Iwanowska of the Nicholaus Copernicus Observatory, University of Torum Polond.

A1982-0004: Contains files of the Director relating to activities on two committees of the National Research Council: Algonquin Radio Observatory Long Range Planning Committee (1968) and Dr. Currie's Committee "Astronomy and the Universities (1966). Also correspondence with the Faculty of Arts Dean's Office (1966-1972).

A1993-0010: Contains a video copy of the "Dedication of the Helen Sawyer-Hogg Telescope" and accompanying Scrapbook.

A2004-0023: Contains correspondence, work diaries, nightly observing summaries, Time Application Committee files, and project files for the Las Campanas Observatory, the Canadian Telescope in Chile. Also included are two drawings of the Las Campanas buildings - one of the dome and the other of Casa Canadiense, the residence.

A2005-0011: Contains scanned copies of photographs document the department of Astronomy and in particular the David Dunlap Observatory and Las Campanas telescope in Chili. Includes early views of the David Dunlap Observatory and grounds, memorabilia such as clippings regarding its opening, as well as photographs of telescopes and related instruments. There are also photographs of the University of Toronto Telescope in Chili and early photographs of DDO staff. (Files are jpg format, colour and black and white with a resolution of 200 ppi, print size approx. 3”x4”).

Also included in this accession are three electronic copies of the Index to the David Dunlap Doings, the departmental newsletter

University of Toronto. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

University of Toronto. Human Resources Department

Video cassettes (3/4" format) used by the Human Resources Department to orient new staff. Included are : "Campus Tour" 1977, "Welcome to New Staff" from variou Presidents, "This is the University of Toronto" 1980. There are also a number of videos that show role playing during various workshops including "Developing Supervisory Skills" and "The Media and You".

Christian Bay fonds

  • UTA 1047
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1997

This accession documents Professor Bay’s personal and professional life. A little over half of the material consists of correspondence to and from Bay of a professional and personal nature. Some of the personal letters include frank opinions of situations in his professional life. Approximately half of the correspondence includes carbon copies and originals written by Bay. The principal years covered are the 1960s to the 1980s. There is also a great deal of material on the Norwegian resistance movement.

The addresses, publications and manuscripts form the second and third largest grouping of material. The latter consists of final copies, drafts, and correspondence related to tributes, letters to the editor, book reviews, as well as books, book chapters, and articles written by Bay from 1949 to 1987.

The remainder of the material consists of personal and biographical documents ( his “personal collections” include ‘illegal’ papers of the Norwegian resistance during World War II); annotated books and offprints sent to Bay; some of his teaching material at the following universities: Michigan State, the University of California Berkley, Stanford, Alberta, and Toronto; material related to his activities in professional associations such as the American Political Science Association and the Caucus for a New Political Science; photographs; and special media which mainly includes recordings of addresses.

This fonds also includes a small sous-fonds on the personal and professional life of his wife, Juanita Bay.

Bay, Christian

Wilderness Research Foundation

During the late 1980s the future of the Quetico-Superior Wilderness Research Center at Mukluk Bay, Minnesota was very much in question. The Wilderness Research Foundation, which sponsored it, was assessing its future at a time when its founder was withdrawing from active participation prior to his death in December, 1988. Dr. Solandt was initially a member of the Advisory Committee to the Board of the Foundation and later a member of the Board. He pressed for the continuation of wilderness research at Mukluk Bay and left the Board in 1991 only when he felt that this would be achieved.

The correspondence, minutes, memoranda and reports written by Dr. Solandt and others, along with articles and institutional reports, clearly document the relationship between the Foundation and the Center, the work done by the latter, the problems it faced, and the policies that were developed in an attempt to save it.

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.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Education. Registrar's Office

Records from the Registrar's Office including correspondence and memos with the Dean's Office; committee files such as the Admissions Committee and Committee on Future Directions; collected statistics and statistical reports on admissions, enrollment and graduate employment. There are also photographs and videos documenting the Faculty's history including a video entitled 'We are the Faculty of Education'.

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Office of the Dean

Predominantly consists of records from the Faculty of Education (FEUT) and OISE created prior to the merger in 1996. FEUT records include the records of various FEUT committees such as the Executive Committee (1986-1992), Advisory Board (1968-1995), Faculty Council (1973-1999), Program Development Subcommittee (1974-1995), and the FEUT/OISE Joint Council on Education (1982-1989). Also included are records pertaining to the Institute of Child Study (1979-2000) and to various FEUT centres. OISE records predominantly consist of those of the OISE Board of Governors and Executive Committee (1991-1996). There are also FEUT/OISE merger records for various committees and task forces. Also included are records pertaining to University of Toronto Schools as well as 7 videos.

University of Toronto. Department of Zoology

This accession consists of photographs and videos documenting the faculty, staff and several events held at the Department of Zoology. Sound recordings consist mainly of recorded lectures from BIO 110. There are also four boxes of administrative files documenting mainly external reviews, planning committees and various reports.

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

Honours and Awards

The series documents the honours and awards received by Francess Halpenny during her career. It also documents the lectures and seminars she gave as Distinguished Visitor at the University of Alberta in 1989.

The series consists of 20 files including correspondence, ceremony proceedings, diplomas, convocation addresses, personal notes and press clippings. The series also contains 92 photographs of Halpenny taken during various convocation ceremonies or with dignitaries.

Halpenny 2000 accession

This accession documents Francess Halpenny’s activities as a student ; with the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II ; with amateur theatre groups ; as editor of the University of Toronto Press and the Dictionary of Canadian Biography ; as dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Library and Information Science ; and as member of numerous academic and professional groups. It also documents Dr. Halpenny’s involvement in promoting social sciences and humanities generally and Canadian Studies in particular ; the honours and awards received throughout her career.

The accession includes 12 series:
I) Education and personal activities ;
II) Theatre ;
III) Honours and Awards ;
IV) University of Toronto Press ;
V) Royal Canadian Air Force. Women’s Division ;
VI) Dictionary of Canadian Biography ;
VII) University of Toronto ;
VIII) Royal Society of Canada ;
IX) National Library of Canada ;
XI) Other professional activities ;
XI) Research and Publications ;
XII) Talks and Conferences.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

Sound cassettes and videos collected by the Department of Public Affairs in the course of their promotion of the University. Both sound and video tapes document speeches, convocations, special events, fundraising and research. There are also video productions promoting the University of Toronto in particular as well as specific areas of higher education. Such is the case in Discovering Science produced by Media Centre to encourage young women to enter the fields of science and engineering and which features many prominent University of Toronto scientists. There is a promotional tape for the Division of Occupational Therapy and one promoting research in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

VHS and CD copies of two promotions produced to celebrate the 175th anniversary. "175th Anniversary" and "Alumni Video 2003" feature clipped interviews with well known academics and alumni including architect Raymond Moriyama, activist Craig Keilburger, medical scientist Lap-Chee Tsui, filmaker David Cronenberg, politician Paul Martin, ballet dancer Karen Kain, judge Roseli Abella, artist Doris McCarthy, activist Zana Acanda and many more. The "175th Anniversary" was probably used during a gala and has an introduction by Lorne Michaels, producer of Saturday Night Live.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

One video documents President Prichard's address at Spring Reunion on June 3, 2000. A CD containing photographs and a web presentation document the dedication of the Roy Oglesby Room at 21 King's College Circle. Two CDs document the University of Toronto 175th Banners. They contain portraits (Tif files) as well as images of each banner (PDF files). There are 136 people, mainly famous or accomplished alumni and faculty.
Three paper bags to commemorte President Prichard's farwell with cartoon on the side.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

Sound recordings, film and slides documenting fundraising drives at the University of Toronto, 1966-1976. Audio lift from program "Universities Tomorrow" part of the "Where To From Here" series produced by the Media Centre and Global Television (see Media Centre Collection A96-0008 tape V-7113-C). Photographs of students from various departments - each is identified. Photos were possibly taken for a publicity brochure.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

VHS copy of promotional tape "Great Minds for a Great Future" produced for fund raising purposes in 1997 and revised in 2000. Includes clipped interviews with well known academics and alumni including John Polanyi, Janice Stein, Tak Mak, Norman Jewison as well as President Robert Birgeneau[Narrated by Donald Sutherland].

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

Convocation files, including addresses, media releases and photographs (1975-1985); files relating to sesquicentennial celebrations, Bovey Commission, Art Walk 1984, establishment of the Women's Studies scholarship. Apart from department files, there are also miscellaneous items collected by the Department i.e., New Songs of the U. of T.; invitations, programs and dance cards (1911-1915); class of 1915 directory.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

Recorded lectures by: Edward Heath, Lester Brown, Maurice Strong, Peter Ustinov, Helen Caldicott, John Aird, Hans King, Fred Hoyle, John Polanyi; the installation of James Ham; radio program "Inside the U. of T"; concert by Faculty of music called "Sharing Through Music"; various promotional videos and campus tours; off air recording of CITY TV Production "Universities in Trouble".Other subjects covered: Hart House and the Group of Seven; the use of animals in research; university funding; the Extern program; the University College ghost.

University of Toronto. Department of Information Services

Correspondence, memoranda, drafts of articles, interviews, press releases, reports, and press clippings documenting the activities of the University News Bureau, and the Varsity (later the University of Toronto) Graduate. Included are files of the science editor, Leonard Bertin (1971-1974), including news releases and news items (1965-1971); files relating to the 50th anniversary of the discovery of insulin (1971-1972); campus tours (1965-1973); and convocation and other addresses, on film (1959-1967). There are also photoprints of faculty, students, visiting lecturers, distinguished guests, and events associated with the University of Toronto; and images of campus grounds and buildings, including aerial views, and events on campus. Photos of Bob Rae in Box 29, files 31 to 33 (C.U. G. files).

Sound and Moving Images

Sound recordings and video document Prof. Lee’s research. Reel to reel tapes contain interviews, testimonies with !Kung San bushmen, talks given by Lee on this very topic, taped vocabulary lists of the !Kung San people’s language, native music from Botswana and one radio interview with Prof. Lee. Two videos document a discussion among women academics on the role of women in a hunter and gatherer society. Finally two tapes contain a partial recording of the symposium of Political Struggles of Native Peoples, organized by Prof. Lee in 1972.

University of Toronto. Office of the Vice-President. University Relations

These records document the activities of the Office of the Vice-President, University Relations. The records include various committee agendas and minutes, and correspondence with various external companies regarding projects that the U of T had various interests in. The records contain a large amount number of files from past VPs Carolyn Tuohy and Sheldon Levy.

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