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The papers in this series form only a partial documentation of those presented by Professor Lang at conferences; a more complete list can be found in his curriculum vitae under “papers in refereed conference proceedings”, “other papers” and “invitational panels and public lectures”, covering the years 1979 to 2010. Some of the papers in this series are not listed in his c.v.

The files contain drafts of papers presented, usually with related correspondence.

Early education and biographical

This series consists of records pertaining to the education and career of Prof MacDowell. It includes academic work (notes and papers) produced while MacDowell was an undergraduate and graduate student. The series also documents her tenure and promotion at the University of Toronto, annual activity reports, internal memos at U of T, and other activities related directly to her career at U of T.


This series consists of syllabi, notes, and lectures prepared primarily by Prof MacDowell for undergraduate and graduate history courses taught at the University of Toronto (Erindale/UTM). In some cases, MacDowell served as a TA for a course or contributed to courses but was not the primary instructor. However, the majority of the records pertain to courses in which she was the primary instructor or developed the course herself. There are also records pertaining to courses taught at York University and McMaster University as well as records related to the supervision of students. The courses reflect Prof MacDowell's interests in labour movements, working class history, and environmental history. Some records also contain terms of appointment and correspondence.

Editorial work

This series documents most of Professor Lang’s activities as a member of editorial boards, as an editorial consultant for scholarly journals and as a manuscript reviewer for the University of Toronto Press. There are no files for his work with Interchange: A Journal of Educational Studies and the Ontario Journal of Higher Education or for his work as a manuscript reviewer for the University of Toronto Press after 1999.

Manuscripts and publications

This series documents Professor Lang’s writings, unpublished and published, over a forty-year period. He has written two books, Financing universities in Ontario (2000) and Mergers in higher education: lessons in theory and practice (2001), which was translated into Chinese and published in Shanghai in 2008. He has contributed chapters to eleven books, and had numerous papers published in refereed journals, along with review essays, other publications, papers, and reports. The research files (some contain original documents) for and a copy of his doctoral thesis, are also present in this series. The titles, where they exist, to these research files were those used by Professor Lang.

The listing of manuscripts and publications is not complete. For a complete listing of Professor Lang’s publications, see his curriculum vitae in B2011-0003/001(01). Some of his reports not present in this series can be found in other series.

Digital files from B2018-0001 include correspondence and drafts for his book Mergers in higher education: lessons in theory and practice (2001), as well as a report for the Atkinson Foundation, A Primer on Formula Funding: A Study of Student-focused Funding in Ontario (2003).

The files contain a combination of correspondence, drafts, background and research material and notes. The arrangement is chronological by date of document or date of publication.

Professional Correspondence

This series contains records from three accessions: B1994-0002, B2009-0021, and B2015-0007. The bulk of the files are from accession B1994-0002, and consists of general incoming and out-going correspondence mainly of a professional nature. It is arranged in two parts. The first part consists of files created by Helen Hogg containing correspondence and other accompanying material with individuals, institutions, clubs and associations regarding research, special projects, events, visits, excursions, travel, donations, lectures, awards and publications. For access, these have been arranged alphabetically by file title. Some of the more notable correspondence are with colleagues such as Amelia Whelau (University of Western Ontario), Steven Van Agt (Germany), Martha Liller (Harvard Observatory), Bart J. Bok (Harvard and Australia), Chu Yu-Hua (China), and there is also extensive correspondence with Harlow Shapley, director of the Harvard College Observatory and mentor to Prof. Hogg.

The second part of this series consists of miscellaneous correspondence arranged by decade. Far from being extraneous pieces, this correspondence is quite extensive and reveals much about her professional activities and on-going research. These files contain the largest volume of correspondence documenting both her and Frank Hogg's early career in the 1930s and 1940s. These files were created from loose correspondence within the records or from files, which were clearly miscellaneous.

Researchers should note that while this series does not represent the whole of the Hogg correspondence (much of which is specific to each series), it is a good representation of the scope of her interests and activities. Some of the correspondence relates directly to records in other series and researchers should bear this in mind when investigating a particular topic.

Personal and biographical

This series contains material relating to Professor Spencer’s birth, childhood and later birthdays; childhood stories, plays, and poems; reunions and other post-graduate activities at McGill University and the University of Oxford; honours received; and files relating to the residences that he had owned. Also present are copies of his curriculum vitae, security documents regarding the Department of External Affairs, and material reflecting his long association with the Canadian military in the form of Remembrance Day ceremonies and VE-Day and other celebrations related to World War II.


This series documents Professor Spencer’s travels, both for pleasure and for academic and other professional purposes. The first of his trips documented here is to New York City in 1946; the last is to Europe in 2011.

The files contain an assortment of flight information, correspondence, itineraries, invitations, notes, postcards, diaries and reports (indicated below where they exist), programmes for a wide variety of events, menus, tickets, passenger lists, booklets, maps, photographs, press clippings, and other memorabilia. The arrangement is chronological by trip. Beginning in April, 1977 and continuing while he was director until his retirement in 1986, a lot of Professor Spencer’s travel was done as an extension of the work of the Centre for International Studies. For the first of these trips, he wrote a detailed report of his activities. The often extensive correspondence in these files ranges from that with Canadian government, consular, and military officials to military officials at NATO and elsewhere in Europe and England, to academic and government personnel in Western Europe. Included are files on Professor Spencer’s involvement with the Atlantic Council of Canada, the Committee on Atlantic Studies, and the Canadian Studies Association.

Some of the folders in this series contain correspondence, postcards, reports, and other items that are well outside the dates of the activities being described.

The photoprints, postcards, and artifacts (pin buttons) have been retained in the relevant files. Files containing receipts only (such as transportation, car rentals, luggage, and accommodation) were not kept and the retention of such material in other files is selective. Fax paper, where present, has been photocopied and the original faxes, most of which had deteriorated badly, have been destroyed.

Additional information about some of these trips can be found in Series 7: Correspondence.


The letters at the beginning of this series (in accession B2013-0005) consist of Spencer’s letters home while on military training and active duty (1941-1946), beginning with letters sent from Canada (June 1941 – March 1943) and then from overseas (June 1943 – July 1946). Spencer began numbering his letters home on 28 February 1943 when he was about to be stationed at Camp Debert, Nova Scotia. Between then and 23 March 1945 he wrote at least 312 letters home; then started, but did not maintain, a new numbering system.

These are followed by various family letters, including some sent by Spencer (1943-1947), letters to and from third parties, letters to and from his parents between 1946 and 1950, and letters (1946-1948) between Robert and Ruth Church whom he married on 22 June 1948. Bob’s letters to Ruth were always mailed to the Office of the High Commissioner at Canada House where she worked. The family correspondence, which included some from Robert’s parents (his father, Charles Allan, died on 2 August 1972), his brothers (Colin and Wilson), and later his and Ruth’s children (Charles, Valerie, and Katherine) continues until 2010. From the mid-1990s, there are no letters from Ruth.

The arrangement in this section of correspondence is grouped by correspondents but is largely chronological. Fax paper has been photocopied and the original faxes have been destroyed.

The correspondence in accession B2010-0024 relates mostly to professional, not family, matters. It includes Professor Spencer’s ongoing correspondence and dealings with various government departments, embassies, consulates, international, national and local organizations other than the COTC and Atlantik-Brücke. For more information, also see Series 9, which includes information on Spencer’s extensive roster of speaking engagements, and Series 11, which documents his attendance at various conferences, seminars, roundtables and panel discussions. The arrangement for this section is alphabetical by organization.

Included with the letters are numerous postcards and a few photoprints.


This series contains files on addresses delivered by Professor Spencer at various educational institutions (including the University of Toronto), to the public meetings and groups, and to government and professional groups. Included is covering correspondence, course material, notes, drafts of addresses, programmes and associated conference material. The addresses noted as being with the Department of History at the University of Toronto were not departmental lectures but public addresses given in the Department.

Professional associations and organizations

This series contains correspondence, invitations, programmes, and associated material relating to professional associations and organizations that Professor Spencer belonged to or was in contact with that are not included in the other series. There are numerous files on the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, including correspondence with its director, John W. Holmes; minutes of meetings of the library committee and of the journal advisory (from 1970 the International Journal) committee, which oversaw the publication of International Journal. Elsewhere, there are assessments of manuscripts for grant applications and/or for publishers. Other files document Professor Spencer’s involvement with the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) for twenty years beginning in 1970. Also documented are three of the International Congress of Historical Sciences conferences that he attended between 1960 and 1975.

Professor Spencer volunteered with a number of organizations, including the Bloor Street United Church in Toronto, where he served as an elder for many years, and the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

The arrangement is alphabetically by name of group. The files contain a range of materials, including correspondence, notes, memoranda, notes, minutes of meetings, reports, some drafts of manuscripts (especially for the Canadian Institute of International Affairs), flyers, brochures, newsletters and press clippings. Conference files may contain correspondence, programmes, invitations to events, and proceedings.


Series consists of minimal, and various, correspondence with family, colleagues, museums, galleries, publishers, and editors relating to Dr. Brieger’s personal life, professional life, and research.


This series documents Prof. Munro’s university education at the University of British Columbia where he studied combined honours programme of history and economics from 1956 to 1960. Following graduation he proceeded to Yale University where he received his Master of Arts (1961) and his PhD (1965). Among the records in this series are his undergraduate course notes and essays for courses in history and economics as well as his ‘graduating essay’ entitled “The role of capital formation in the economic development of Jamaica in the post war period 1945-1958”. Course notes for his Masters and Doctoral degrees are confined to three courses in history. Course papers include ones for History 128b with R.S. Lopez entitled “The commercial policy of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, with England, 1419-1467 – ‘Wool, cloth and gold’” (1961). Course papers for History 151 in 1962 have comments by the professor, Mr. Krieger. Following are a prospectus for his doctoral thesis, drafts of some of its chapters, and a bound copy of his dissertation (1965).

Addresses, refereed reports and working papers

This series consists of papers prepared for presentation at conferences, workshops and other invited talks, reports prepared as a referee for scholarly journals, and working papers published on University of Toronto Department of Economics web site since 1998. The numbers attached to the working papers are from Professor Munro’s 2009 curriculum vitae [see B2014-0035/001(02)] and elsewhere. By the time of his death, he had completed 55 of them for the Departmental website.

Also by May 2009, Professor Munro had given papers at 81 scholarly conferences and invited lectures. He organized three of these conferences. Many of the conference and workshop papers are early versions of later published works (See Series 9). Refereed reports are for such scholarly journals as Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, Economic History Review (see also Series 5: Other activities), Medieval Studies, American Historical Review and university presses such as the University of Nebraska and Oxford University Press. Files may contain various versions of the typescript report or paper, the final version, along with associated correspondence.

University of Toronto. Chair of Ukrainian Studies

This series provides a comprehensive overview of the issues surrounding the controversy that raged between 1978 and 1980 over the filling of the newly created Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto. As the controversy heated up, Professor Luckyj resigned from the Search Committee in November, 1979 and opposed the appointment of the chosen candidate, Paul Magocsi. In addition to University officials and departments, most Ukrainian organizations in Canada became directly involved in or had opinions on the events as they unfolded. Amongst the latter were the the Ukrainian Students Clubs at the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta, the Ukrainian Studies Foundation, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, and the Canadian National Youth Federation of Canada.

The records here form the complete file that was compiled by Professor Luckyj. The controversy is documented through the use of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, notes, interviews, letters to the editor, and articles in the press. Professor Luckyj has assembled a complete account of the events as portrayed in the faculty/staff and student press at the University of Toronto, the local press, and Ukrainian language papers in Canada.

In a postscript written in January, 1995 Professor Luckyj concludes that his original reservations have been borne out by subsequent events.

Complete issues of English and Ukrainian language papers that commented on the issue are stored flat in box 003.

Personal and biographical

Series consists of biographical material documenting Prof. Thornton’s career and family. Included are personal documents such as birth and marriage certificates, letters of condolence and Prof. Thornton’s obituary, as well as his CV and bibliography. Also included is extensive family correspondence that covers genealogical research particularly related to military involvement. Portraits of Prof. Thornton and family, as well as one image of his honours class at University College of the West Indies are the additional graphic material that make up the series.

Professional correspondence

Series consists of professional correspondence sent and received by Prof. Thornton. Material includes letters between Prof. Thornton and colleagues, as well publishing correspondence.


Series consists of correspondence primarily with colleagues and third parties regarding assessments and recommendations for faculty positions, grants, or fellowship applications.

Peer review and evaluations

Series consists of Prof. Cook’s peer reviews and evaluations of her colleagues, specifically her nominations for MacArthur Fellows and evaluations of articles submitted to The Wallace Stevens Journal.


Series consists of journal publications and presentations reflecting broad areas of Prof. Friedland’s research. Material focuses on the assessment and impacts of social support on quality of life and the history of occupational therapy. Topics covered include seniors’ driving safety, the mental health of university students, and the treatment of both psychological and physical conditions. Reflecting these areas, the series is divided into three sub-series: social support, history of occupational therapy, and a general sub-series. Records include presentation material, off-prints, background material and correspondence.

Restoring the Spirit: The Beginnings of Occupational Therapy in Canada, 1890-1930

Series consists of material compiled for the publication of Prof. Friedland’s book, “Restoring the Spirit: The Beginnings of Occupational Therapy in Canada, 1890-1930”. Series includes a survey conducted for the book, proposal to publisher, draft typescripts, correspondence and reviewer feedback. Series also includes presentation material related to various aspects of the history of occupational therapy in Canada.

Thelma Cardwell

Series documents the professional life of Thelma Cardwell (1920-2001), occupational therapist, professor and former Director at the University of Toronto’s Department of Occupational Therapy. Material covers Prof. Cardwell’s education, development of her academic career, activity in professional organizations such as the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, and awards received. Records include curricula vitae, tenure application, correspondence, diplomas, and text of a eulogy given by Prof. Friedland.

Mandatory retirement

Series consists of records related to cases brought to the Ontario Superior Court and the Supreme Court regarding mandatory retirement and age discrimination in the mid-1980’s to early 1990’s. Material documents Prof. Gunderson appearance as a witness within some of these hearings, in addition to the exhibits of other witnesses, background material, and correspondence.

Professional Organizations

This series is consists of files that MacIntosh kept on various organizations related to MacIntosh’s professional interests. Included are organizational meeting agenda and minutes, annual reports, correspondence and membership information. Organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Canadian Orthopedic Association, and the Ontario Medical Association are well represented in this series.


The correspondence in this series is arranged largely as it was organized by Dr. Patterson.

The first file, of largely personal correspondence, covers the years 1946-1990. It originally also included the material in the next few files: his correspondence as a member of the board of Spar Aerospace in the 1970s, and his memoranda on the establishment and expansion of the Institute of Aerophysics (1949-1958) which were included with his 1989 correspondence on the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Institute for Aerospace Studies.

The remaining correspondence files relate to several of Dr. Patterson's publications: The Molecular Flow of Gases (1954), Priorities in Geolunar Space (1988-1990), and Pathway to Excellence. Most of the correspondence relates to the last volume. All of it, except for a file on book orders and complimentary copies (1971, 1977), was entitled by Dr. Patterson as "correspondence not referenced in the book Pathway to Excellence" (1938-1975).


In spite of a demanding administrative schedule, Dr. Patterson published frequently. As Director of the Institute of Aerophysics, he wrote the introduction to its Annual Progress Report for twenty years (1954-1974); copies are not included in this series and may be found in the University Archives Print Room. The items listed in this series complement, but do not duplicate, those in similar series in other accessions in this fonds.

Included in this series is drafts of articles and books and selected printed copies, along with covering correspondence. Book titles include: "Pathways to Excellence" (1977), "The Race for Unlimited Energy" (1979), "The Molecular Nature of Aerodynamics" (1981), "Message from Infinity" (1985), and "Priorities in Geolunar Space" (1989).

Also includes six audio cassette tapes of Patterson dictating the contents of his book "Message from Infinity".


This series consists of exams from Professor Helleiner's courses at the U of T, a file of PhD comprehensive exam questions he submitted for the Department of Political Economy, and 2 files of exams from courses he taught as a visiting professor at McGill University and at Harvard University Summer School.

Personal and biographical

Series consists of records documenting Prof. Friedland’s career including aspects of its development as well as professional achievements. Files include job applications, tenure assessment, correspondence regarding cross appointments and research leaves, advocacy work, and biographical material. Also included are awards, correspondence, and presentation material related to honors presented to Prof. Friedland.

Teaching materials

This series contains lecture notes, and other teaching materials on various topics of economic history delivered to students during his graduate studies days at Yale and through his years as professor of economic history at the University of Toronto. Files contain typescript texts of lectures, rough notes, bibliographies, course outlines, and clippings. This series demonstrates the breadth of knowledge required to deliver lectures covering the medieval period to recent economic events.

Research materials

This series contains various materials collected by Professor Drummond relating to both Canadian and international economics. Among these are typescripts of articles by D.F. Forster on Canadian trade relations in the 1930's. Other materials include statistics relating to Australian and Soviet trade and typescripts of papers by Steven Cobrin and David Mole.

Includes a file of research notes about South Africa (B1983-0027/005(01)).

Community activity

Series consists of records related to some of the organizations in which Prof. Venkatacharya participated. In particular, records document his participation with the Hindu Institute of Learning where Prof. Venkatacharya taught classes. Material includes newsletters, correspondence, meeting minutes, course outlines and presentation notes and also cover the activities of the Sri Ayyappa Samajam of Ontario.

Vijaya Venkatacharya

Series consists of material related to the personal and professional life of Vijaya Venkatacharya. Material includes incoming correspondence, records related to her involvement in the AWIC and Kannada Sangha, in addition to notes taken by Ms. Venkatacharya.

Chemical files

This series comprises a collection of files that were mostly likely used by Dr. Mastromatteo as reference files, although it is possible these files were assembled by the scientists and occupational physicians who originally arranged the material. Each file is a collection of relevant material related to a certain chemical and can include fact sheets, research papers, research notes and manuscripts, reports, or correspondence and memoranda.

Professional activities

Dr. Safarian belonged to a large number of academic and professional associations and was a member of or a consultant to a number of provincial and federal commissions and committees.

The files in this series contain correspondence, notes, reports, press releases, articles, briefs, and press clippings relating to his activities. The arrangement is chronological by the name of the organization.

Conferences, colloquia and symposia

This series outlines Dr. Safarian's attendance over a twenty year span at and participation in conferences, symposia and colloquia related to economic issues. Notable amongst these are the Canada-Mexico Colloquium sponsored by El Colegio de Mexico at Oaxtepac, Mexico (1967), and the Seventh World Congress of the International Economic Association held in Madrid in 1983. The series illustrates Dr. Safarian's range of economic interests as well as his contact with contemporary economists and agencies.

It consists primarily of correspondence, agendas, announcements, conference papers and reports, including some delivered by Dr. Safarian himself.  Arrangement is by title of conference.  Most are subject files that he created.

Manuscripts and publications

Dr. Safarian's doctoral thesis on the Canadian economy in the Great Depression was his first major publication. It was published in 1958, two years after its completion. Articles and books began to appear earlier, in 1952, and he has maintained an impressive publication record since then. His writings have concentrated on the relationship of the Canadian economy to those of other countries, primarily through analyses of theories of foreign investment and ownership, and multinational enterprise. He has written or co-authored eleven books, contributed chapters to a dozen books, and has had over fifty papers published in academic and other journals.

Most of the files in this series contain drafts of his writings, with covering correspondence and reviews.  A selection of research material for his latest book, Multinational Enterprise and Public Policy (1993), has been preserved.

Professional activities

This series documents Professor Safarian’s involvement with two organizations, the Canadian-American Committee (1972-1992) and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (1991-1997).

The files for the Canadian-American Committee begin with membership and executive committee lists (1972-1992) and with correspondence with Edward English, director of research for the Canadian Trade Committee (1962-1965) and with the Canadian-American Committee itself, from the time Professor Safarian was first invited to attend a meeting in 1965 until he formally became a member of its executive committee in 1972. The emphasis in the subsequent correspondence is on committee work, including its product specialization task force and a subcommittee on world product mandate. There are also files containing minutes of confidential meetings for the years 1957, 1980 and 1991-1993. The files on the Canadian-American Committee end with Professor Safarian’s personal notes on the Committee meetings and a file of his expenses.

Professor Safarian resigned from the Canadian-American Committee in September 1993 because of the increased demands of his workload at the University of Toronto in the Centre for Industrial Studies, the Faculty of Management and, especially, the Canadian
Series 3: Professional activities (continued)

Institute for Advanced Research. The bulk of the files on the CIAR date from 1988, though the correspondence regarding appointments dates from 1982. They document Professor Safarian’s involvement with the CIAR’s Economic Growth and Policy Program, dating from its inception in 1988. There are detailed files on most aspects of the Program’s activities, including appointments to it, the work of its advisory committee, Professor Safarian’s relationship with two CIAR presidents, Fraser Mustard (1991-1996) and Stefan Dupré (1996-1997), and with the Program’s directors, Richard Lipsey (1991-1996) and Elhanan Helpman. Professor Safarian maintained general files on Lipsey and Helpman containing correspondence, memoranda, and notes, along with files specifically on Lipsey’s views on focus and development.

These files are followed by others containing correspondence, notes, memoranda, background reports and draft agendas for meetings of the Economic Growth and Policy Program, but not the minutes themselves. The minutes follow in folders labelled by Professor Safarian as “personal minutes/notes”. These files, in turn, are followed by others labelled “interactions among members of executive meetings”; they contain correspondence, memoranda and other commentary on matters being discussed. In all cases, the arrangement is chronological within each grouping.

The next files in this series begin with one on support for the Program by the Canadian Pacific Railway, followed by files on the Program’s Working Papers and Reprint Series, covering the years 1993-2001. The next files document the five year review of the Program (1996), and visits by Lipsey and Safarian to Montreal (1992), the Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) (1994), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris in the autumn of 1994, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCATD) in Geneva in December-Jaanuary1994/1995.

The series ends with files of presentations by Professor Safarian and/or Elhanan Helpman to the board of the Research Council of the CIAR in 1995 and 1996; presentations by Professor Safarian to the Economic Growth and Policy Program between 1991 and 1994, and four addresses by him on behalf of the Program to outside venues between 1992 and 1995. The files contain correspondence, memoranda, notes and drafts of papers. The arrangement is chronological within each category.


This series consists of correspondence documenting Teichman’s professional activities as a professor at the University of Waterloo and University of Toronto, her searches for employment, and her personal correspondence with husband George and daughter Sarah while in South America.

Teaching materials: University of Waterloo and University of Toronto

This series consists primarily of files relating to courses taught by Teichman in her career as an instructor and subsequently professor at the University of Waterloo, and the University of Toronto. Includes syllabi, course readings, and lecture notes. Also includes material relating to correspondence courses, mid-terms, grades and grade petitions.

Professional activities

This series includes records that document Prof Garrison’s role on professional committees particularly for the American Astronomical Society, and the Canadian Astronomical Association. There are extensive records documenting his contribution to International Astronomical Union, as vice president (1982-1985) and later president (1985-1988) of Commission 45 on Stellar Classification and well his participation and attendance at various IAU colloquia and symposiums. Other conferences, workshops and symposiums as well as talks to professional groups and the general public are also documented in this series. Content of files vary and can contain minutes, correspondence and planning documents, as well as drafts of papers and talk, programs , invited lectures.


This series documents various aspects of Prof Garrison’s research activities. Research files are arranged alphabetically by subject with observation notebooks placed at the end. Files contain not only data and early drafts of papers but also extensive correspondence and e-mail with the colleagues on collaborations. Early dated research files usually contain research collected by past astronomy professors and passed on to Garrison.

This series also contains copies of Garrison’s research grant applications and reports from 1987 to 2007 as well as one very early application from 1969.

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