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Publishing

This series contains mainly galleys of pasted text for what is presumed to be Kaleidoscopes: selected writings of H.S.M. Coxeter. It also includes approximately 150-200 geometrical drawings, some original, others printed, but presumably most drawn by Coxeter for his many publications. Finally one file contains a typescript entitled “Summary of the first six chapters of Coxeter’s Projective Geometry, 1964”.

Series also contains copies of Professor Coxeter's publications on mathematical problems that have been translated into other languages. This series does not contain any manuscripts to any of the 12 books Coxeter wrote. Series 2, Professional Correspondence, contains some correspondence with publishers regarding some of his books.

Gulf of Maine case

Consists of copies of Canadian and American counter-memorials and annexes to the International Court of Justice's "Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area, with covering correspondence (Coxeter was an adviser to the Canadian government).

Biographical

This series contains curriculum vitae, career related correspondence regarding job offers, tenure, promotions, pensions, sabbaticals; the awarding of grants including applications and supporting documentations; biographical profiles submitted to Who's Who in America; and requests for financial support for travel.

Conferences and speaking engagements

This series is composed of general files relating to conferences, symposiums, meetings of professional associations and lectures as well as files on specific events. The general files which are arranged chronologically contain mainly correspondence, agenda, commentaries by Prof. Lemon on papers and itineraries. They document his active participation in the field of historical and urban geography.

Files on specific meetings such as the Historical Urbanization in North America Conference (1973), the Ontario Historical Geographers Conference (1976), Urban History Conference (1982) and the Association of American Geographers Meeting (1990), contain the types of records listed above as well as notes, drafts of papers presented by Prof. Lemon and, often, correspondence relating to the planning of these meetings.

Student files

This series includes general files on students, as well as files on individual students kept by Prof. Lemon which document their progress (mainly graduate students) as well as his assessment of them. Files contain correspondence, evaluations, theses proposals and theses, essays, comprehensive oral exams, notes and some letters of reference.

Department of Geography

Records relate to the administration of the Department of Geography and includes copies of correspondence, memoranda, reports, reappraisals of curricula and programs. There are also files relating specifically to the Graduate Committee, of which Prof. Lemon was graduate secretary from 1968-1971 and again during 1979-1980.

New Democratic Party

This series consists of records relating to Prof. Lemon's activities within the New Democratic Party (NDP) including his membership on the provincial Branch Plant Task Force (1970), his work on the executive committees of the ridings of Spadina (1979) and St. Andrew's-St. Patrick's (1980s) as well as his unsuccessful run for the seat in the St. David’s riding during the 1975 provincial elections.

Files contain correspondence, reports, agenda, drafts of speeches, riding newsletters and notes.

Christian Youth Groups

As a young adult, Jim Lemon was a member of various Christian youth groups and records in this series document these early activities. The groups include the Christian World Friendship Fund, the International Christian Youth Fellowship as well as the Canadian and Ontario Youth Fellowship. He was also member of the All Canada Committee of the Ontario Young Peoples Fellowship.

Family papers

This series consists mainly of records belonging to Earl and Grace Lemon, Prof. Lemon's parents, such as correspondence with family, financial records, personal documents and papers relating to their estates. There are also a number of earlier documents relating to the Lemon, Fuller, Sharratt and Prebble families including wills and estate records, indentures, land deeds, and other legal documents. The Lemon family was from West Lorne, Ontario and early records relate to families and lands in this area.

Of particular note is extensive personal correspondence by Jim Lemon sent to his parents beginning in 1954 while he attended Yale Divinity School and dating up to 1984.

Personal financial records

This series contains one file of correspondence relating to personal financial matters (1911-1956) and a collection of personal bank books (ca 1910-1939).

University of Toronto

This series contains predominantly records documenting her academic activities at the University of Toronto. There is correspondence, reports, notes and plans documenting Benson's efforts, along with others, to have a women's athletic building built. The documentation dates from the 1920s through to the 1940s. There is also correspondence and notes relating to other aspects of physical education for women including a proposed affiliation with the Margaret Eaton School as well as a plan for an Ontario College of Physical Education for Women. Finally there is correspondence with colleagues and publication houses relating to the acquisition of off prints of articles as well as a few brochures on events she attended at the University.
Three items were added to this series from B2018-0019: a scrapbook mainly documenting Benson’s career, a Macleans issue from April 1915 describing the graduates of the School of Household Science and a 6oth Anniversary Program for the Faculty of House Hold Science, 1960.

Film

Over several decades, Clara Benson took numerous rolls of 16 mm film documenting her family, her trips, as well as life in Toronto especially during World War II, the University of Toronto and various events. Her collection includes some unique footage of women’s sports at the University of Toronto, convocation ceremonies in the 1940s, and skating shows, one of which identified Barbara Ann Scott. From her trips, there is interesting footage of Egypt and Greece in the late 1920s, the New York World Fair and South America in 1939 as well as Atlantic City in the late 1940s. There are several small rolls of film documenting military parades on the streets of Toronto as well as the Royal Visit of 1939 and 1959.

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