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University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services Series
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This series includes records documenting personal family life, professional activities including position appointments, medical internship, club memberships, and participation in health related organizations at the national and international level, and honours bestowed. Amongst the last are the Gairdner Foundation International Award (1969), election to the Royal Society (1999), an honorary degree from the University of Toronto and election to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (both 2004).

Includes weekly appointment books, daily journals, curriculum vitae, personal and professional correspondence, minutes of meetings, certificates, and photographs.


Copies of correspondence from Daniel Wilson (later Sir Daniel Wilson, former President of U. of T.) to individuals in Edinburgh and to institutions such as American Philosophic Society and Smithsonian Institution.

Illuminated "In Memoriam" volume

Illuminated "In Memoriam" volume produced by the City of Toronto containing the "Resolution of Condolence" dated 10 October 1892 relating to the death of Sir Daniel Wilson.

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.


Dr. Solandt was much in demand as a public speaker, especially with professional, service, and educational organizations and groups. Often he served as a keynote speaker or, especially in later years, as an “after dinner” speaker.

The records in this series consist of notes on cards for addresses, covering correspondence for and typed drafts of speeches given. There are approximately 350 in total and the arrangement of them is chronological. They comprise the bulk of Dr. Solandt’s addresses that have survived; the remainder can be found within the Omond Solandt fonds, especially in accessions B1993-0041/002 and B1994-0020/002(05)-(30). Others are scattered here and there elsewhere in other series in these and other accessions in the fonds.


Series 3 contains Rodney Bobiwash's professional and creative writing, both published and unpublished. Included in this series are short stories, reviews, poems, and book proposals, as well as articles and publications related to Bobiwash's professional activities. Box /018 contains a mix of professional and creative writing, though the majority of the records are professional in nature. Box /018 also contains nine articles with various titles under the heading "My View, which Bobiwash wrote for The Forum for Global Exchange between 1999-2000, as well as an article for a Canadian history CD ROM and an article for Akwesasne News, among other documents. Included in this box are several small collections of Bobiwash's poetry. Box /019 also contains a mix of Bobiwash's professional and creative writing. This box contains mostly creative writing such as short stories, poetry collections, and book proposals, including two proposals to Daykeeper Press for books titled "Red Sun in the Morning"

Professional activities/organizations and correspondence

Series 6 documents Rodney Bobiwash's professional activities between 1991 and 2002. The records contained in this series are the product of Bobiwash's professional activities as a First Nations and anti-racist activist, and of the positions held by Bobiwash in various organizations during this time period. The records cover a wide variety of activities and contain everything from Klanbuster phone logs and white supremacist newsletters to Aboriginal Urban Alliance meeting minutes and grant and fellowship applications. Of particular interest in terms of anti-racist activities is the file /028(04) documenting the Canadian Human Rights Council federal case initiated by Bobiwash against Wolfgang Droege and the Heritage Front in 1992-1993. The series contains a large quantity of records documenting Bobiwash's work with the Center for World Indigenous Studies (C.W.I.S.) and his work with local First Nations organizations such as the Aboriginal Urban Alliance and the Native Canadian Centre Toronto. In addition, the series also contains records related to Bobiwash's national and international activities concerning various indigenous populations; records documenting Bobiwash's involvement in the Shwelkwek'welt controversy in the Shuswap, as well as his support for the preservation of the "Miami Circle"

Personal records

This series is made up of records related to Rodney Bobiwash's personal life and activities. The first two boxes in this series contain journals, prayer books and notebooks arranged in chronological order from 1982-2001. There are several prayer/journal-notebooks that contain bible study passages and thoughts, as wells as notes and entries dealing with Bobiwash's day-to-day personal life. Box /032 contain records related to Bobiwash's education, post-secondary essays, theses, projects and research (M.A., PhD.). Box /032 also contains Bobiwash's Curriculum Vitae 1992-1996, and obituaries published in local and national newspapers and websites. Series 10 box /004P contains photos of a canoe trip to Algonquin Park in 1988, a photo memorial book for Rodney Bobiwash and Kimy Pernia Domico from 2002, an unidentified group photo, and a photo from Nefteyugansk, Russia dated 1993. The journals, CVs and obituaries are all arranged chronologically.


This series contains correspondence regarding Buerger’s application to the Campus Co-operative Residence Housing.

UTDU/U of T Admin

This series contains material relating to the administrative side of the University of Toronto Debating Union. It includes meeting notes, a list of past UTDU Executives, as well as other administrative material such as budget summaries and grant requests. It also contains UTDU Correspondence, including invitations to various university debating tournaments, as well as letters to UTDU members reminding them of meetings and upcoming events.

U of T activities

This series contains material relating to Callahan’s tenure as Professor in the Department of History and as President of Victoria College. Included are materials relating to lectures and courses taught as well as broader administrative activities. The series has been split into two categories; Lectures and Course Materials and Administrative Activities. Lectures and Course Materials includes material relating to courses taught by Prof. Callahan during his time at U of T, and is mainly composed of lecture notes and course material (e.g. reading lists, course outlines). Administrative Activities focuses on the administrative side of his professional activities, including departmental meetings, information on the Victoria College faculty, letters of reference, and material relating to book and thesis prize competitions.

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