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The collection consists of Smith's letters to George William Curtis, chiefly discussing Canadian-American relations.
The collection consists of journals and a letter book from André Solandt, and an orderly book and account books from Archibald McKillop.
The collection consists of daily bird journals (1923-2000), daily bird records (1922-1949), first and last sightings records (1922-1990), and research records on the American Robin and the Lincoln Sparrow (1930s-1940s).
Speirs, J. Murray (John Murray)
The collection consists of autographs, letters, photographs and printed material, chiefly of Canadian interest, that was collected by Sproatt.
The collection consists of three items formerly in the possession of Stupart, including Stupart's journal he kept on board the H.M. Sloop Victor, East India Station (1836) and a manuscript about the slave vessel, the Brigantine Echo.
Douglas, Stupart R.
Collection includes large black and white photographs and several scrapbooks related to the life and work of Sam Tata.
Consists of an archival collection about the history of the Soviet peasantry, collectivization and repression in the countryside during the 1930s. Records were acquired by Professor Lynne Viola in the course of co-editing two document collections on Soviet collectivization. Included are photocopies of documents from the major archives in Moscow. Some of the documents on collectivization and dekulakization became accessible to researchers in the 1990s, which enabled the publication of the 5-volume The Tragedy of the Soviet Village: Collectivization and Dekulakization, 1927-1939 [Tragediia sovetskoi derevni: kollektivizatsiia i raskulachivanie: dokumenty i materialy 1927-1939], a work that was the result of collaboration of historians from six countries: Russia, USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and South Korea. Another important publication, which was a result of the collaboration, is the 2-volume set The Politburo and the Peasantry: Deportation and Special Resettlement 1930-1940 [Politbiuro i krestianstvo: vysylka, spetsposelenie 1930-1940]. The greater part of this publication contains material from the Archive of the President of the Russian Federation. The collection contains photocopies of documents that were not included in the above mentioned publications, but have enormous historical significance and archival value. The documents came from five major archives in the Russian Federation: The Russian Center for the Preservation and Study of Records of Modern History [Rossiiskii tsentr khraneniia i izucheniia dokumentov noveishei istorii]; The State Archive of the Russian Federation [Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Rossiiskoi Federatsii]; The Russian State Archive of the Economy [Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv ekonomiki]; The Russian State Military Archive [Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv ekonomiki]; and The Central Archive of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation [Tsentral’nyi arkhiv Federal’noi sluzhby bezopasnosti Rossiiskoi Federatsii] (which is the successor to the Soviet secret police agencies OGPU, NKVD, and the KGB, and which is still closed to all but a handful of researchers.) In addition, the collection includes documents from provincial archives of Russia and Ukraine. The gathering of this material was a part of the Stalin Era Research and Archives Project (SERAP) based at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (now the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies) at the University of Toronto.
The collection consists of xerox copies of newspaper articles by Unamuno and of correspondence received by him. Also included are indexes and inventories of the materials, prepared by the National Archives of Spain and Professor M.J. Valdes.
Unamuno, Miguel de
The collection consists of letters and documents concerning the van der Smissen family in Germany and Canada. The correspondence includes letters to Jacob Gysbert van der Smissen from Johann Lavator, a Reformed minister in Zurich, from Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling, an eminent theological writer, and from Carl Heinrich von Bogatzky, an influential and prolific Lutheran writer in Germany. The remaining letters are primarily family correspondence, along with a family history, a travel journal, and the sermons of Wilhelm Leendert. It also includes W.H. van der Smisson's English translation, in the original metres, of Goethe's Faust.
van der Smissen Family
Mavis Gallant correspondence.
The collection consists of drafts and tearsheets of published writings, part of an unpublished autobiography, drawings, sketches, correspondence, and other printed material.
White, Samuel Alexander
Includes drafts and manuscripts, revisions, proofs, notes and editorial changes for both Wright's published and unpublished material.
Wright, Richard Bruce
Fonds consists of 2 accessions
B1965-0037: Correspondence, invitations, programmes, press clipping, and publications with a typescript of an ode by Percy James Robinson, relating to the centenary celebrations of the University of Toronto in 1927 (2 boxes)
B1988-0011: 1 black and white photograph. Photo of W.S. Wallace taken by Ashley & Crippen.
Wallace, William Stewart
Announcement of and tape recording with transcript of a lecture "The Impact of Acid Precipitation on Ecosystems in Eastern North America" by Prof. G.E. Likens of Cornell University, and delivered on 26.11.1979. It is the first of a series sponsored by the U. of T. School of Graduate Studies Alumni Association during the 1979-1980 sessions. Included is an announcement of a NATO conference series of publications on ecology published by Plenum Publishing Corporation and making reference to Prof. Likens work.
Likens, Gene E.
Personal records of Dr. Colin Cameron Lucas, Banting and Best Department of Medical Research: personal and biographical material, papers, research notes and notebooks, correspondence; reprints and other material relating to "Fat Metabolism"; print material; photographic material and prototypes of the Gillespie Drinking Foundation and intubation device.
Lucas, Colin Cameron
Fonds consists of 2 accessions
B1984-0023: Drafts, notes and reprints of published articles.
B1985-0021: Notes, newspaper clippings and memos selected in preparation of an essay entitled "Gentleman-Scholar: A Memoir of Gilbert Bagnani".
Woodbury, Leonard Ernest
Fonds consists of 2 accessions:
B1975-0013 (2 boxes, 1850-1921): Journal and notes by William Dale relating to his stay in Quebec and science subjects, such as, biology, geology, and math. Included are Dale's correspondence protesting against university hiring and pay. Also, contains press clippings and incoming correspondence to William Dale's daughter, Frances Dale, who researched on her father's past as a student and his role in the student protest of 1895.
B2002-0017 (12 boxes, 1868-1986) : This accession documents the life and times of William Dale, professor of classics and Roman history, his wife and his children, primarily Margaret and Frances Dale. This family’s papers consist of three sous-fonds: the papers of Prof. William Dale, the papers of his wife, Frederika (Frieda) Ryckman Dale, and the papers of their daughter, Fredericka Frances Dale. The records in this accession provide an important historical resource on academic life at the University of Toronto as seen through the eyes of a controversial faculty member in the 19th century, and by two students in the early 20th century.
The William Dale sous-fonds documents through diaries, essays, speeches, teaching and lecture notes the academic achievements and contributions of this 19th century former professor of classics and Roman history at the University of Toronto and two other universities. William Dale’s contribution to the development of the curriculum of study in Classics has been described by Robert Wilhelm: “Together, Maurice Hutton and William Dale were responsible for transforming the miscellaneous Classical Curriculum of University College into a course of study that exhibited greater rigor and careful selection of the readings. Dale appeared to have been the guiding force and influence behind the changes in the classics curriculum; his journals showed him working out the details of the courses and the readings and making comparisons between the curriculum at Toronto and the course of study at Oxford.”
His diaries record not only his daily academic and personal activities, but also his impressions, observations and opinions on local and national events, religion, politics, books, and education. They are fairly complete from his student days prior to entering the University of Toronto, through his undergraduate and graduate years (1873), his first teaching experiences, particular at the English High School in Quebec City to 8 of his 11 years as Lecturer and Associate Professor in the Department of Classics (1884-1892). They are especially rich in documenting the operation of the University in general and the Dept. of Classics in particular. Dale wrote essays, lectures and speeches that went largely unpublished. Many of these manuscripts are contained in this sous-fonds, often heavily annotated by his daughter Frances as she organized his papers.
Complementing the William Dale sous-fonds are the papers of his wife, the former Frederika (Frieda) Ryckman whom he met while teaching at Queen’s University following his dismissal from the University of Toronto in 1895. This sous-fonds consists almost entirely of correspondence from William both before and after their marriage in 1901, and from her children and other family members following his death in 1921. The courtship letters from William Dale document not only his love and their relationship, but also his academic and farming activities. Following their marriage, the correspondence describes his activities while on trips to Toronto to teach at McMaster, the local activities in St. Marys and the surrounding farming community when he attended to their farm. The letters are also filled with his discussions of their relationship, family members and the birth of their children. Following Dale’s death in 1921, the correspondence is almost entirely from her two eldest daughters, Margaret and Frances. Records relating to the other children, William Douglas and Emmaline, are sparse, consisting mainly of a few letters from Margaret and Frances and press clippings on birth and marriage. The letters from Margaret and Frances are a rich resource of information on the day to day activities of two female university students living in Toronto in the 1920s. The daughters kept their mother regularly informed on social activities, the weather, lectures and impressions of professors, and their friends. Following this series of correspondence are files of personal documents relating more generally to the Dale and Ryckman families. Included are Mrs. Dale’s diary of her trip with her daughter Frances to Europe in 1934, her marriage certificate, educational diplomas and a file of correspondence between the Dale children during the 1920’s.
The final sous-fonds consists of the papers of Frances Dale. The first three series of diaries, correspondence and University of Toronto materials complement the sous-fonds of her parents. The diaries especially complement the correspondence in sous-fonds 2 since they provide the day to day record of her experience at the University of Toronto, her early career as a high school teacher and her enduring interest in physical education for women. The trip diaries of 1934 and 1936 are filled with her impressions of shipboard travel, the places and people she saw and met and provide a glimpse of life in pre war Europe. Unfortunately there is no diary of her trip of 1939 to Europe immediate prior to World War II. The bulk of the correspondence concerns her research on her father William Dale begun in the 1950’s and which continued into the late 1980’s. This research prompted her to undertake the typing of transcripts of her father’s unpublished essays and these will be found in Series 4. During the 1970’s several academics contacted her regarding her father’s life, especially the event of his dismissal in 1895. Series 5 contains the draft manuscript of the play by James Reaney entitled “The Dismissal” which was undertaken during the University of Toronto’s sesquicentennial celebrations. Robert Wilhelm, a former student of Frances Dale, used the Dale papers to write a number of papers on Prof. Dale, one of which was published?… Manuscripts of these works are also found in this sous-fond.
Frances Dale was also an avid amateur photographer documenting her European trips, family and friends. Individual prints and negatives, as well as a scrapbook provide a unique insight into travelling during the 1930’s. She also collected pictures of her university days, and members of her family as she conducted her research.
22 photographs document Ontario College of Pharmacy student Marjorie Wright, later Marjorie Downs. Included is her graduation portrait (1938), a photo album of snapshots showing her graduation, residence, working in a lab as well as King George IV and Queen Elizabeth's visit to Toronto in 1939. Also documenting her student days is a composite portrait of the Senior Executive Class of 1938, Ontario College of Pharmacy of which Marjorie Wright was a member. Finally, there is one portrait of Mrs. Downs later in life as well as an award marking the 50th anniversary of her graduation from the Ontario College of Pharmacy.
Illuminated addresses on retirement of Dr. Adam H. Wright as Dean of Obstetrics, University of Toronto (1912-1913) and memorial address of Council of Faculty of Medicine on his death in 1930. Includes offprint of Banquet address from "The Canadian Practition and Review" (1913). One photograph by Ashley and Crippen of the portrait of Dr. Adam Wright (n.d.).
Wright, Adam Henry
Thesis report and drawings by Charles Worsley, student in the Department of Architecture through the early 1940s entitled "Proposals for the future development of the town of Weston and its surrounding area".
Worsley, Charles R.
The collection consists of the typescript of a novel, The Moon and the Morning Star, with many alterations as well as a suggested epilogue. With it are two pages of notes and a holograph letter from Livesay to Miss Byam in which she discusses the historical background of the novel.
Livesay, Florence Randal
Collection consists of official correspondence and personal letters of Otto Meissner. The material includes birthday greetings sent to Nazi party officials, invitations to Meissner to attend parades and other gala events, letters received sent by German citizens with suggestions and requests for Meissner, and notes accompanying gifts sent to Meissner by various citizens and companies.
The collection consists of eleven letters and notes written by Baron Macaulay to his family and friends. Six of the letters were published in Thomas Pinney's edition of Macaulay's letters in 1974. The papers also include one contemporary photograph of Macaulay, one photograph of his portrait in coloured chalk, and one engraving of him.
Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron
This fonds consists of one accession received in 2010 containing records created and collected by Prof. Robert F. Harney during his academic career. The records document to some extent his activities as a graduate student at the University of California (Berkeley), but mostly relate to his activities over 26 years in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. The fonds is organized into eight series and includes documentation relating to his doctoral education in the United States, correspondence with colleagues and students both at the University of Toronto and other academic and scholarly institutions and organizations, drafts of articles, papers, proposed books and research materials on Italians in Canada. Much of the correspondence from the mid 1970s on is signed in his capacity as President and /or Academic Director of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, an organization he helped to establish in 1976.
Series 5 and 6 provide only a sampling of the original scholarly work that he produced during his relatively short academic career. Series 6 does not contain any manuscripts for the six published books he authored or coauthored between 1975 and 1985. In Series 5 only a small percentage of his articles and papers listed on his curriculum vitae will be found. However, as a result of his untimely death, researchers will find the manuscript for From the shores of hunger consisting of a collection of previously published essays brought together by his son and published posthumously in 1990. No complete manuscript for Prof. Harney’s intended work on Italians in Canada has been preserved.
These records are important for their documentation of the development of one of the first programmes in ethnic, immigration and pluralism studies at the University of Toronto. Prof. Harney’s shift from a specialist in European and Italian history, to immigration and ethnic studies is well documented in the correspondence files and in the sampling of manuscript articles and papers in this fonds.
Harney, Robert Forest
Personal papers of Prof. John Marshall, Faculty of Information Studies covering his career as librarian and professor of library science at the University of Toronto. Includes records relating to his role on the Canadian Libraries Association subcommittee on Library technician programs including articles, workshops, surveys, research materials etc. Also included are records relating to the Ontario Provincial Consultative Committee and files on other community colleges and universities. Biographical file documents his firing in 1954 from Victoria Public Library and public apology by the Board of VPL in 1998.
Records relating to the founding and early operation of the Association of Part-Time Students, created and collected by its founding president Joyce Denyer. Includes briefs, reports, correspondence, memos, minutes, surveys and essays. Also documented, is Denyer's advisory role to the Ontario government on matters concerning part-time students especially regarding issues of student financial support. There are also some records relating to the Department of University Extension.
This fonds contains records documenting Mr. Davies' university education at McGill University and some records relating to his teaching at University of Toronto (mainly internal publication of Staff notes for courses such as Elementary Surveying), and the Royal Military College, Kingston (1938-39) The majority of the records relate to the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors and its examinations ca 1948-1955. These records include lecture notes and copies of examinations relating to Algebra, Astronomy, Curves, Surveying, Drainage laws, etc. and collected and produced while operating his Tutorial School.
Davies, Vernon Russell
Two letters from Bursar, King's College (University of Toronto) to John Onderdunk relating to payments for land in Ameliasburg Twp. ie: East 1/2, Lot 95, 1st Concession.
Course notes for the fall term of first year botany, taken by Lilian Payne who was enrolled in the B.A. programme (teachers' course) at University College.
Payne, Lilian Jessie
Textbooks, reference books, and other annotated medical books used by Harold Grover Armstrong while a medical student at the University of Toronto (1915-1920), while on faculty, and at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto; also some course notes and related material.
Armstrong, Harold Grover
Minutes, reports, correspondence and legal documents relating to the observatory .
Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory
Consists of 'T' crests and a photograph of the Women's Intercollegiate Basketball Team, University of Toronto, 1947-1948.
Haig, Ethelda Jane Cloke
Correspondence, minutes, notes, reports, articles, press clippings, publications and photoprints documenting Kay Riddell's involvement with foreign students at the University of Toronto, in particular with reference to Friendly Relations with Overseas Students and its successor, the International Student Centre.
Rouillard, Kay Riddell
Survey of grounds in the vicinity of the School of Practical Science, 1881-1882.
Banting, Ernest Waldemar
Course notes taken by Harold Waldron Walker Fleming as a first class honours undergraduate in geology and mineralogy.
Fleming, Harold Waldron Walker
Fonds documents research undertaken by Gwynneth Heaton in 1993 and 1994 to investigate the provision of reference services in medical school libraries. The investigation examined factors that may affect reference service such sa the proximity of other desks providing information; the type of staff providing the service; the variety of services provided; the provision of research assistance by appointment; the physical proximity of a hospital; and the use of problem based learning in the medical school curriculum. The project involved a mail survey and follow up visits to selected medical libraries in Canada and the United States. The results of this research were published in various academic library journals.
The accession consists of correspondence, questionnaires, raw survey data, research notes and manuscripts of published and unpublished articles resulting from Ms. Heaton's research project.
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.
Minute Books (Vol. 1 & 2) of the Samuel Beatty Fund, an endowment fund established in 1952 by the graduates of mathematics and physics porgrammes at the University of Toronto.
Samuel Beatty Fund
Records relating to members of the Clark family.
Includes: handwritten memoir by Harold Clark, "Dr. A. S. Vogt and his Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto", n.d., 13 p.; correspondence and tributes on the death of Ralph Mallory Clark (1942); correspondence, notes, examinations, and military orders relating to Ernest Moogk's involvement with the Royal Canadian Engineers, the University of Toronto Contingent Canadian Officers Training Corps, and the Department of Military Studies (1937-1941); Virginia Moogk's course notes and exams for the Teachers Course in the Faculty of Arts, partly given through the Division of University Extension (1926-1927, 1930-1931, 1957-1959), and an address by her on public school education (193-).
Accompanying these textual records are photographs of the Clark's on tour in Europe with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; of Dr. Augustus Stephen Vogt; of members of the post-graduate course, Royal College of Dental Surgeons (1918), and of Ralph Mallory Clark (BASc 1926, instructor in Engineering Drawing, 1930-1942).
Fonds consists of records documenting the professional career of Dr. Barry Sessle. Material covers Dr. Sessle’s extensive research and publishing activity, reflecting the international network of colleagues with whom he works. Material includes correspondence, grant applications, and publication drafts. Records also document his administrative responsibilities at the UofT through multiple committees within the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Medicine, as well as his consultative work outside of the University. Records include minutes, memoranda, reports and correspondence. Finally, Dr. Sessle’s teaching activities are documented through lecture and presentation notes.
Sessle, Barry John
Fonds consists of 2 accessions
B1979-0006: Diaries, mementos, photograph of A.D.LePan, superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at the University of Toronto from 1919 to 1956 (7 boxes).
B1980-0032: Certificate presented to Arthur D'Orr LePan, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, University of Toronto, at a dinner held in his honour in the Great Hall of Hart House on 2 February 1931, with signatures of the attendees and a copy of the menu, all mounted in a mahogany case. The certificate was designed by J. E. H. Macdonald and measures 53 cm x 35 cm. The dimensions of the case are 70 cm. x 49 cm.
LePan, Arthur D'Orr
This fonds consists 1 accession of records from the Provostial Task Force on Academic Computing. See accession-level description for details.
University of Toronto. Provostial Tast Force on Academic Computing
This fonds contains 2 accessions of records form the SLOWPOKE Reactor Facility. See accession-level descriptions for details.
University of Toronto. SLOWPOKE Reactor Facility
This fonds from the Office of the Comptroller contains 5 accessions. See accession-level descriptions for details.
University of Toronto. Office of the Comptroller
This fonds contains 1 accession of records from the Office of Admissions and Awards. See accession-level description for details.
University of Toronto. Office of Admissions and Awards
Contains 1 accession from the Office of the Director of Finance. See accession-level description for details.
University of Toronto. Office of the Director of Finance
Contains 1 accession of records from the Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama. See accession-level description for details.
University of Toronto. Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama
Contains 1 accession.
University of King's College (Toronto, Ont.)
This fonds contains 1 accession of records from the Steam Plant. See accession-level description for details.
University of Toronto. Steam Plant