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University of Toronto Mississauga. Department of Language Studies

This accession contains personnel (human resources, HR) records of retired and terminated faculty from the University of Toronto Mississauga campus who had appointments within the Department of Language Studies and its predecessor, University of Toronto's Humanities Department. These files predate the Dept of Language Studies (est. in 2008). They are from years ago before departments had their own budgets and we were just listed as Humanities. It included departments such as Philosophy, Fine Art (no longer a dept on campus), German (no longer a department or formal program of study - only service courses now), Italian, French, English, Drama, Slavic Studies, History, and Classics.

Univerisity of Toronto. International Student Centre

Records of: 1) Overseas Student Advisor (1960-1966) including correspondence, conference files, housing files; 2) Friendly Relations with Overseas Students (1948-1965) including general administrative files, correspondence, financial records, files relating to International House, Executive Committee files, reports and records of the Community Committee (1951-1969); International Student Centre (1963-1970) including records of the Executive Committee, Advisory Board, Student's Committee, activities and program files, general administrative correspondence with student organizations both on campus and national groups, publications and photographs.

Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Officers Training Corps. University of Toronto Contingent

Service records and lists (1914-1950); financial records (1915-1965); histories and reports (1914-1964); war diaries (1939-1945); minutes of committees and officers' meetings (1921-1957); order books and manuals (1915- 1948); publications (1901-1937); photographs and one painting.

Skilling 2012 accession

The material consists of the personal records of Professor Skilling and focuses primarily of Skilling’s academic work, and includes research notes and drafts of his doctoral thesis, The German-Czech National Conflict in Bohemia, 1779-1873, as well as notes and drafts supporting the revision of this thesis, which Skilling worked on for several years. There is also some correspondence with other scholars in the field of Eastern European studies, as well as publishers and editors.

The accession also contains some of Professor Skilling’s personal belongings and awards, such as medals, honorary degrees, and photographs and slides of his personal and professional life.

Skilling 2009 accession

Correspondence, research notes, manuscripts etc. of Prof. Gordon Skillling relating to his career as professor of political science. Includes files for Josef Pekar, Czech politics, etc.

Skilling 2nd 2002 accession

Personal records of H. Gordon Skilling, consisting of: Masaryk medal awarded by the Czechoslovak Association of Canada, 1985; certificate, case and medallion relating to honorary degree awarded by Charles University, Prague, 1990; Komensky medal awarded by Komensky University, Bratislava, 1990; certificate and medal for the Order of the White Lion, Third Class, Czechoslovakia's highest honour for non-citizens, awarded by President Vaclav Havel on Professor Skilling's 80th birthday, 28 February 1992.

Skilling 1st 2002 accession

Bibliographic references and research notes on index cards, with some accompanying notes, compiled by Professor Gordon Skilling for his book, 'Czecholslovakia's Interrupted Revolution', along with three boxes of other notes and references relating to Samizdat and dissent, Charter '77, Czechoslovak history and Czech-German relations.

Skilling 2001 accession

Records documenting the history of the family of Harold Gordon Skilling, including his father, William Watt Skilling; his uncle, Ernest John Skilling; his brothers, William John, Andrew Douglas and Edward Donald; and his wife, Sara (Sally) Bright Skilling.

Sous-fonds I: Skilling family. The emphasis is on William Watt, a shoemaker who emigrated from England to Canada in 1907; on Ernest, who was a very active member of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; on Donald, who was killed in action during World War I, and on his brother, William, who was wounded but survived.

Sous-fonds II: Sara (Sally) Bright Skilling. The records focus on Sally’s education in the United States, her travels with Gordon in Eastern Europe in the 1960s, and on her love of entertaining. They document the crucial support, intellectual and otherwise, that she provided to Gordon as he pursued his career.

Sous-fonds III: Harold Gordon Skilling. The documentation here is primarily on Gordon’s education and early career and his later years as an expert on Russian and East European politics and on Czechoslovakia, in particular. An extensive combination of correspondence, journals, lectures, writings and photographs reveal much about Skilling’s ideas and his relationships with the principal figures in recent Czech history.

Skilling 2000 accession

Personal records of H.G. Skilling, relating primarily to his interest in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Includes early correspondence with his wife Sally, correspondence with friends and associates in Czechoslovakia, grant applications, itineraries, subject files relating to human rights groups, publishers and the medal that he received from the Royal Society. The records also include a printout of Skilling's autobiography entitled "The Education of a Canadian: My Life as a Scholar and Activist".

Skilling 1999 accession

Personal records of Gordon Skilling, relating primarily to the Czech Republic, including professional and private correspondence with colleagues and friends, including Vilem Precan (1969-1996); drafts of his "Memoirs of a Canadian" and articles, with covering correspondence; addresses; conference papers, photographs.

Skilling 1993 accession

Diaries, notebooks, personal and research correspondence, manuscripts, articles, press clippings and photoprints relating to Dr. Skilling's trips to Eastern Europe, his personal life and his research and writings. Included is research material for: "Samizdat and Independent Society in Central and Eastern Europe".

Skilling 1991 accession

Manuscripts, correspondence, addresses, lectures, conference files, subject files, greeting cards and index cards documenting Gordon Skilling's teaching and research interests in East European affairs, with particular reference to events in Czechoslovakia.

Skilling 1994 accession

Correspondence, addresses, lecture notes, minutes of meetings, memoranda, reports, manuscripts, publications, notes and press clippings documenting Professor Skilling's interest in Eastern Europe, particularly Czechoslovakia, and his association with the Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Royal Society of Canada. Also includes consultant files, foreign language clippings and collected papers on Czechoslovak history and politics.

Skilling 2nd 1989 accession

Card indicies, correspondence, and drafts of manuscripts relating to courses taught and books published by Gordon Skilling, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto. Bibliography on communism in Czechoslovakia and the history of the Czech Communist Party, 1918-1958; files pertaining to Gordon Skilling's publications, "Charter 77 Documents", "Socialist Opposition in Czechoslovakia" (proposed), and "Samidzat and Independent Society in Central and Eastern Europe" (1988), including correspondence with Jan Kavan.

Skilling 1st 1989 accession

Addresses, articles, correspondence, minutes of meetings and financial files documenting Gordon Skilling's activities as a specialist in East European studies, with particular emphasis on Czechoslovakia.

Skilling 2nd 1987 accession

Addresses; correspondence with students, 1970-1986, and on the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto, 1980; course outlines in political science, 1960-1980.

Skilling 1988 accession

Records documenting Skilling's expertise relating to East European studies with particular emphasis on Czechoslovakia and his role in the the Centre for Russian and East European Studies. Contains addresses and speeches; manuscripts and publications including related correspondence and reviews (books included are "Czechoslovakia's Interruped Revolution", "Charter 77 and Human Rights in Czechoslovakia", and "The Czech Renaissance in the Nineteenth Century"); lecture notes; subject files, mainly of associations; sound recording, video and photographs; University of Toronto administrative files including the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, the Department of Polical Economy, Committee on International Studies as well as the Centre for International Studies.

Skilling 1984 accession

Lecture notes on international politics and international organization, University of Wisconsin and Dartmouth College (1941-1959); files for courses on Soviet politics at Dartmouth College and the University of Toronto; lecture notes for courses on Eastern Europe and comparative communism at the University of Toronto; lecture notes by Hazard at Columbia University (1949-1950)

Skilling 1985 accession

Addresses, radio scripts, correspondence, lecture notes; files on the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (1980-1981); files relating to the publication of "Interest Groups in Soviet Politics" (1971).

Skilling 1st 1987 accession

Correspondence, articles, reports, and related material on East European studies at the University of Toronto and elsewhere, including a study of the U.S. Helsinki Watch project prepared by the Ford Foundation.

Skilling 1983 accession

Records of conferences and meetings attended; drafts of and correspondence regarding articles written; correspondence relating to the writing of "Communism, National and International" and "Governments of Communist East Europe"; personal files (1961-1979) and correspondence (1974-1983); lecture notes as visiting professor, Columbia University, 1952.

University of Toronto. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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.

Farquharson 2012 accession

Records belonging to Dr. Ray Farquharson (1897-1965) document professional trips, meetings and awards. Included is correspondence, notes, agenda and memorabilia. Also included in this donation are records relating to Dr. Ray Farquharson collected by colleagues James Dauphinee and Bob Kerr and passed to the Farquharson family. Finally, there are a set of early letters belonging to Dr. Farquharson’s uncle, University of Toronto alumnus, Dr. Edgar Nesbitt Coutts (M.B. 1900). The letters mainly cover his time as part of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the First World War and afterwards in a Swiss sanatorium recovering from tuberculosis. Includes correspondence with Farquharson.

Farquharson 1991 accession

Personal files, correspondence, addresses, publications, lecture notes, patient files and photoprints documenting Dr. Farquharson's career in the Faculty of Medicine and as a member of the National Research Council and the Toronto Regional Subcommittee on Shock and Blood Substitutes (1942-1944).

Friedland 2014 accession

Further personal records of Professor Emeritus Martin L. Friedland, consisting of files documenting personal and family activities and achievements and honours bestowed; correspondence; Faculty of Law and other University of Toronto activities; research and publications, and addresses; files on the first and second editions of his "The University of Toronto: a history (2002 and 2013), and of "The Campus guide - University of Toronto"; and files on committee work and other professional activities.

Friedland 2008 accession

Further personal records of Martin Friedland, Professor Emeritus of Law, consisting of correspondence, certificates, appointment books, notes, teaching material and lecture notes, research notes, publications, minutes of meeting, photographs, and other material relating to personal and family activities, Faculty of Law and other University of Toronto activities; the promotion of his "University of Toronto: a history", the writing of an unpublished manuscript, his memoirs and a number of articles; his work as a consultant to government organizations and inquiries; and other professional activities, including the University of Toronto Press and the Osgoode Society.

Friedland 2nd 2002 accession

Personal records of Martin L. Friedland, Professor and former Dean of Law, consisting of personal and professional correspondence, certificates, memoranda, notes, briefs, reports, and drafts of publications relating to his administrative and other activities in the Faculty of Law and other divisions at the University of Toronto, various legal organizations, his work as a consultant, and his writings.

The publications documented in depth are a comparison of jury selection in Canada and the United States, judicial independence in Canada, and the eighth edition of his casebook on criminal law. Dr. Friedland’s work as a consultant includes studies for the federal Somalia enquiry, the Criminal Justice Review Committee and the Office of the Attorney General of Ontario, and projects for other provincial and territorial governments. Other files document his activities as a member of the Board and Manuscript Review Committee of the University of Toronto Press, and a number of other organizations including the Canada-China Senior Judges Training program, the Osgoode Society, the Royal Society of Canada. Included are photographs and a video.

Friedland 1st 2002 accession

Records compiled by Professor Martin Friedland in the researching and writing of his University of Toronto: A history (University of Toronto Press, 2002). Included are correspondence files, files on the structure of the project, research notes and material, drafts of the manuscript, correspondence relating to publication matters, addresses, photographs, audiotapes, books, pamphlets and other publications.

The records document how the project was conceived and carried out, including the evolution of the manuscript and discussions over the shaping of the book. One consequence was putting the footnotes on line, a first for the University of Toronto Press, and also issuing them in a separate hardcopy volume. The records document the major issues at the University and, by extension, in higher education in Ontario over more than 175 years. The research reports, correspondence from academics, university administrators and graduates from across North America, original material forwarded by individuals, and the commentaries by some sixty people who read the whole manuscript, together provide extra breadth and depth to this historical record of the University.

Friedland 1998 accession

Records documenting the life of Martin L. Friedland, as a student, professor of law and administrator at the University of Toronto; as an expert on legal matters and a contributor to the formation of public policy at the provincial and federal levels; and as an author of sixteen books and numerous articles. Also personal records of William Paul McClure Kennedy, professor of law.

Included in this accession is correspondence, certificates and diplomas, diaries, course and lecture notes, memoranda, minutes of meetings, notes, research material, manuscripts, transcripts of oral history interviews, audiotapes, radio scripts, book reviews, books, pamphlets, reports, press clippings, photographs and maps.

University of Toronto. Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

General administrative files of the department including course files which contain course outlines, class lists and grades, also files on registration, course evaluations and reading lists. There are records relating to various committees and to the various disciplines taught by the department which include minutes, general correspondence, memoranda and reports.

University of Toronto. Committee on Supplementary Income and Related Activities

Records of the committee chaired by John Herbert Gillespie Crispo, including correspondence and two reports dated June 1970 and July 1971; also includes contract between Centre for Industrial Relations and University of Toronto Press relating to the publication of Industrial Relations: Challenges and Responses edited by Crispo.

University of Toronto. Engineering Alumni Association

Correspondence and reports relating to centenary celebrations of Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (1973), the activities of the Faculty's Committee on Community Affairs, and the University of Toronto Engineering Society's special committee on the "Toike Oike"; report of the Commission on Post-Secondary Education in Ontario.

University of Toronto. Engineering Alumni Association. Hall of Distinction Committee

Views of the maiden flight of the White Wind at Hammondsport, 18 May 1908; take-off of the Silver Dart at Baddeck Bay, 23 February 1909, marking the first powered flight in Canada and the first in the British Empire by a British subject.
Accompanying material: 3 pamphlets relating to the Beauharnois Power Development Project with which Max Veitch Sauer was associated.

University of Toronto. Engineering Alumni Association

This accession contains one small copy print of the Engineering Society Executive from 1898-99; video tape recordings of the Engineering Alumni and Awards Ceremonies for the years 1989, 1993, 1995-1997; one tape of engineering student production, Skule Nite, for the year 1996. There is also 1 film clip (34 secs) promoting the Engineering Open House, dated in the late 1970s.

University of Toronto. Engineering Alumni Association

Chronological files (1910-1970); minutes (1927-1970); class letters (ca. 1960-1969); class lists (ca. 1891-1947); miscellaneous files including publications and clippings.
Photographs include graduating classes, alumni reunions, engineering telethon, demolition ceremony for the School of Practical Science Building.(1885-1973)

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