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Personal and family

This series begins with two family monographs that Professor Shaw wrote: The Chicago Winterbothams and the Boston Shaws, 1880 to 2005 (Toronto, 2005) and that of his wife, Maria, Diaspora and Confluence: the Coutroubaki-Hazzidaki Families, c. 1850-2009 (Toronto, 2009). In Accession B2011-0007, there is also a file of correspondence from Joseph Shaw to his parents, Rue and Alfred, dated 1959-1970, including photographs from his army days and his first excavation at Kenchreai. The rest of the series consists of diaries.o

The diaries in this series (Professor Shaw variously dubbed them “diaries” and “daybooks”) begin in 1960 and end on 9 October 2008. Keeping diaries was a habit he picked up from his father. He stated “the reason for writing them was partly confessional, but also because most people, aside from myself, wouldn't care…But also digestion, for once something is absorbed consciously, that material may lead to other thoughts, even to discoveries about oneself, others, the world” [1]. Not every year is represented as Professor Shaw did not write them for some years, as in the early 1960s, and during 2003 when he was ill. The diaries contain, in addition to written entries, sketches of certain archaeological excavations, photographs (most tipped in but some loose), press clippings, letters, notes, inscriptions in Greek and some translations thereof, poems, and even drawings by his children. The photographs largely document personal and family activities and include some images of Professor Shaw as young man in 1950 (see diary for 17 June 1978 – 11 June 1979). There are some photographs of his archaeological work but not necessarily in the volumes related to the specific sites mentioned below.


  1. E-mail to Harold Averill from Joseph Shaw, 1 February 2010.

University of Toronto: lecture notes and teaching materials

This series documents courses taught by Professor Shaw in the Department of Fine Art and in the School of Graduate Studies, History of Art. It consists of correspondence, notes, course outlines, reading lists, detailed notes on how the courses were given, some lecture notes, overall assessments of the students’ papers and seminars, completed course critiques by the students themselves, and a selection of student papers for undergraduate and graduate courses. Only a small selection of undergraduate student papers has been retained. Professor Shaw made detailed critiques of student presentations and papers for graduate courses, so more papers have been kept. There are a few photographs for the course, FAH 2003F (1988). The arrangement is by ascending course number and by academic year for each course.

The courses taught and documented in this series are:

FAR 100 : Material and methods of Art History
FAR 255F : Greek sanctuaries
FAH 316F : Art on Thera
FAH 319 S/H : Art at ancient Akrotiri on Thera
FAH 421F/S : Representational art of the east Mediterranean Bronze Age
FAH 422S : Art on Thera, ca. 1500 BC (successor to FAH 319 S/H)
FAH 423 : Problems and possibilities of the Minoan palaces
FAH 424/3424 : Aegean religious art and architecture
FAH 425 : The Mycenean palaces
FAH 481S/2001S : Studies in ancient art: Problems in Bronze Age art
FAH 481H1(Y) : Palaeolithic art
FAR/FAH 2000/2000Y: The Aegean the Bronze Age
FAH 2001S/X : Special problems in Bronze Age Aegean archaeology
FAH 2002X : Excavations at Kommos
FAH 2003F/S : Art and archaeology of Minoan Kommos (later, ‘Kommos in the Bronze and
Iron Ages’)
FAH 2004S : The Greek sanctuary at Kommos
FAH 2005H : Minoan architecture: concepts and styles


The e-mails, letters, postcards, notes, sketches, and the occasional photograph in this series document the interchange of ideas and information between Professor Shaw and his students, former students and colleagues involved in the Kommos excavations project, and with editors and others involved with publishing the results. For additional correspondence relating to specific publications, see Series 5. The photographs associated with the correspondence have been left in the relevant files. The arrangement of the files is alphabetically by name of individual correspondent or organization, except the files from Accession B2011-0007, which contain correspondence in Greek with Manolis Kandianakis, someone who worked on the excavation at Kommos, and various colleagues and friends from Pitsidia

The files contain information about assembling the personnel for the archaeological excavations and surveys undertaken, issues relating to them, reports on results, and the publication of some papers. There are many inquiries about employment and letters of reference. Correspondence with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (1993-2003) relates primarily to reports submitted on the results of research undertaken. Many of the other files document the relationship between archaeological research and the production of the Kommos volumes. Volumes I, Part I and II were produced by an independent production company, under the general editorship of Professor Shaw and his wife, Maria, with Barbara Ibroni as an editor and Karen Fortgang as copyeditor, and printed by Princeton University Press, which also printed the other volumes. Much of the correspondence with James Wright and Lucia Nixon, for example, relates to their chapters, respectively, in Parts I and 2 of Kommos I. The correspondence with David Reese and Debbie Ruscillo documents respectively their research for chapters in volume IV, while that with Julie Pfaff documents her digs and plates on pottery for Kommos V. The correspondence with editors Karen Fortgang, Barbara Ibroni and Cy Strong (he was hired for volumes IV and V); Richard Hope-Simpson, Alan Johnston, and Princeton University Press, Peter M. Day, Vassilis Kilikoglou, and Aleydis van de Moortel, documents the process by which Kommos I, Parts I and 2, IV, and V made it to print.

Manuscripts and publications

The files in this series contains most of the manuscripts, articles, chapters of books, and books written by Professor Shaw (often in conjunction with his wife, Maria, and sometimes with other authors), and two of his book reviews. The earliest articles document the results of his work at Kenchreai, where he toiled under the supervision of Robert Scranton, beginning in 1963 and which resulted (with Scranton and others) in his first book, Kenchreai, Volume I, The Town and The Harbour (1978). Professor Shaw’s subsequent introduction by Nicholas Platon to Crete and, especially to Kommos, and his doctoral research on port establishments in the Mediterranean, set the stage for much of his future work and writings. The excavations at Kommos began 1976 and, over thirty years, has resulted in six major studies published by Princeton University Press. Popularly dubbed Kommos I to V, they appeared in 1995-1996, 1990, 1992, 2000, and 2006 respectively. The Shaws edited volumes I, parts 1 and 2, IV and V. Volumes II and III were edited by others and are only tangentially represented in this series. The Shaws also edited another book on Kommos, A Great Minoan Triangle in Southcentral Crete: Kommos, Hagia Triadha, Phaistos (1985). Professor Shaw also wrote Kommos: A Minoan harbor town and Greek sanctuary in Crete (2006), and edited, with Aleydis Van de Moortel, Peter M. Day, and Vassilis Kilikoglou, A LM IA ceramic kiln in south-central Crete: function and pottery production (2001).

These volumes and numerous articles on Kommos are represented in this series, but most of the periodic reports on excavations there are not included. The remaining articles document the results of research ranging from Minoan palaces and tripartite shrines, to archaeological sites at Akrotiri and Thera, Cretan temples, and Phoenicians in southern Crete.

The files contain any combination of correspondence, notes, drafts, drawings and photographs. The few photographs have been left with the textual materials with which they are associated, and the arrangement of the files is chronological, by date of publication.


This series includes a copy of Joseph Shaw’s curriculum vitae (updated as of 2010) as well as other correspondence regarding his professorship at University of Toronto, and awards and recognition he received during his distinguished career as an archaeologist, professor and writer. It also includes certificates and other materials commemorating his years in the army from 1960-62.

The description of these folders has been provided by Professor Shaw. The few photographs have been left with the textual materials with which they are associated

Research files

This series contains applications for research grants and research leave, along with a selection of Dr. Morton’s research files (the results of his research are documented in series 10). In part, this series documents the problems that academics face in finding the resources to undertake research and the time to write and find publishers for their works. Dr. Morton was more successful than most; he received eighteen major research awards between 1970 and 1994 (two were declined). His research fields were war and Canadian society, returned soldiers and civil re-establishment, Canadian military history, nationalism in Canada, Canadian labour and industrial relations history, Canadian social policy, and Ontario history and politics.

The applications are primarily for Canada Council, Killam Fellowships and SSHRC grants. Dr. Morton’s first Canada Council grant, for example, enabled him to research and publish A Peculiar Kind of Politics: Canada’s Overseas Ministry in the First World War (1982). A combination of grants from University of Toronto, the federal Department of Labour, the Killam Foundation (1983-1984) and SSHRC provided him with the resources and leave time to research and write Winning the Second Battle: Canadian Veterans and the Return to Civilian Life, 1915-1930 that was published to much acclaim in 1987. These applications and others are represented in this series. Some information on research grants may also be found in series 10.

The series also contains a collection of original documents and publications, consisting mostly of pamphlets, but including some articles, flyers, correspondence, minutes, radio scripts, research papers, discussion papers, and reports that Dr. Morton assembled during his research on the labour movement in Canada and on socialism. The material on labour, which begins with a report by Mackenzie King in 1898, covers the principal events in labour history in Canada over the next eighty years, ranging from the Knights of Labour at the turn of the century, to the ‘one big union’ movement in the teens, to repressive labour legislation in the 1930s, to wage controls and the emergence of Canadian unions in the 1970s and the 1980s.

The research material on socialism covers the broader aspects of the topic, then communism, and moves on to the Canadian Commonwealth Federation from its founding in the 1930s, to its evolution into the New Democratic Party in 1971 and more recent events. The files on the CCF include some original correspondence, excerpts from Mackenzie King’s diaries, and a large collection of pamphlets and brochures. There is a good collection of pamphlets and articles on the founding of the NDP and its later activities (some written by Morton). There are also files on the activities of the NDP federal council from 1977 to 1979, the national convention in 1987 in Montreal and on the Quebec wing of the party.

Over the years, amid research for many publications, Dr. Morton compiled a massive volume of research, primarily on 5” x 8” cards, only a small portion of which was retained by the University of Toronto Archives [see box 031]. Some of the cards retained contain research undertaken for articles on non-military themes, particularly local history. The bulk, however, relates to research on the South African War, on which Dr. Morton penned a couple of articles but never the comprehensive history of Canada’s involvement in that conflict that he was encouraged to write but never found the time to produce.

Manuscripts and publications

The files in this series contain materials relating to the research, writing and publishing of articles, chapters of books, and books by Professor Morton (applications for research grants and leaves of absence are documented in series 7). Most of the manuscripts have accompanying correspondence files, some voluminous, though there are a few manuscripts with no covering correspondence and some correspondence files for works for which the manuscripts have not survived. The manuscripts themselves
consist primarily of ‘clean’ typescripts, along with some annotated drafts, copyedited typescripts, and galley proofs. A few of the typescripts are annotated. Some typescripts are of writings that have not been published.

The supporting correspondence files document the interactions between Morton and his publishers.  It provides, in passing, interesting insights into the state of book publishing in Canada.  The files contain any or all of the following: correspondence, contracts, memoranda, notes, partial drafts of manuscripts, readers’ reports with comments thereon, reviews, addresses (generally at readings), and royalty statements.  For any particular work, the correspondence addresses issues arising from the writing of it, including the collection of research material, the hiring of research assistants, and the completion of drafts of the manuscript, publicity and financial matters. The files on books relating to World Wars I and II contain, in particular, extensive correspondence between the author and veterans or their offspring including, occasionally, original documents and a photograph or two.

In addition to his writings that were published in academic journals, by the NDP, and in journals devoted to military and political matters, and elsewhere, Dr. Morton served as a columnist for or had articles commissioned for a number of newspapers and magazines. These included the United Church Observer, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, Globe and Mail, Mississauga Times, Mississauga News, Montreal Gazette, Maclean's Magazine, National Network News, National Post, Canadian Speeches, and Confluences.

Dr. Morton was also much sought after as a book reviewer, primarily for his expertise but also because he always responded promptly if he committed himself. His reviews have appeared in The American Historical Review, Armed Forces and Society,
Books in Canada, Business History Review, Canadian Defence Quarterly, Canadian Historical Review, Canadian Military History, Canadian Transport, Dalhousie Review, History and Social Science Teacher, International History Review, International
Journal, Labour and Industrial Relations Review, Labour/Le Travail, Literary Review of Canada, Military Affairs, Military History, National History, Ontario History, The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, The Toronto Star, Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française, and the Canadian Association of Labour Media.

The series begins with number of files of general correspondence relating to Professor Morton’s publishing activities, followed by files on specific issues such as public lending rights, writings for magazines such as the National Network News and the United Church Observer, and for encyclopedias, yearbooks and other reference books. Next are a large number of files containing the articles and columns Dr. Morton wrote for the Toronto Star and the Ottawa Citizen, along with smaller files on his articles and letters in the Globe and Mail, the Winnipeg Free Press and several University of Toronto student newspapers.

Then come a number of files entitled ‘Political and academic manuscripts’, covering the years 1968 to 1973. At the beginning of each year there is a list of contents. These files contain typescripts of articles, chapters of books, whole books, book reviews, a few letters to the editor, scripts for media productions, political briefs and reports, and addresses, with the occasional offprint. Manuscripts that were eventually published are normally noted with an asterisk; those with more than one draft are likely to be spread over more than one year. The political writings relate primarily to current events at the federal level (e.g., the FLQ crisis of 1970), to social democracy generally, and the New Democratic Party in particular. The scripts for media productions include ones on the North-West Rebellion of 1885 and the Winnipeg general strike of 1919.

The arrangement of the ‘political and academic manuscripts’ files is generally chronological. There are variations within each year; for example, the scholarly papers tend to be grouped together. Covering correspondence for these typescripts may be found later in the series under the appropriate title of the work.

These files are followed by several files of book proposals and outlines. The remaining files, which form the bulk of this series, contain correspondence, drafts, and other information relating to specific manuscripts. They are grouped according to the format used in Dr. Morton’s curriculum vitae: scholarly and professional work – articles; scholarly and professional work – books and chapters/ articles in books; non-refereed publications; and book reviews. Many journal and newspaper articles and most pamphlets of a political nature are found in series 8. Some reports may be found in series 7. Media productions are filed in series 12.

As a part of his research, teaching, and writing activities, Dr. Morton has assembled a large and well-known collection of photographs and slides, most of which remain in his possession. Only a small number of photographs, relating largely to his political activities, are found in this fonds.


This series consists of addresses and speeches (formal and otherwise) that are not included in files in other series, along with covering correspondence. The series begins with correspondence regarding speaking engagements (1971-1994), followed by the addresses themselves (1974-1994). Some of the addresses are academic in nature (the majority of these were delivered at Erindale College), while others were delivered to labour, military and service groups, with which Dr. Morton was involved or had an
interest. There is also the occasional radio talk. The file for 1982 (for example), which lists the public lectures and papers read for that year, provides an indication of Dr. Morton’s very active life as a public speaker.

The addresses are divided into two sections. The first consists of the covering correspondence and the addresses filed chronologically (one folder per year). These are followed by what Dr. Morton describes as ‘slide programme scripts’ – lists of slides, often described at some length, associated with lectures and addresses that he gave – and the texts of addresses that have been annotated with comments on accompanying slides (the slides themselves are not present). Texts for a few of the ‘slide programme scripts’ may be found with the ‘political and academic manuscripts’ in series 8.

Lecture notes and other teaching materials

This series consists of material relating primarily to undergraduate and graduate history courses taught by Dr. Morton at the University of Toronto between the early 1970s and his departure for McGill in 1994. The non-U of T material consists of files on the history course he taught at the University of Western Ontario in 1975-1976 and
two courses on federal and municipal political campaigning at Sheridan College and elsewhere in 1972 and 1973.

Of the thirteen University of Toronto undergraduate history courses listed in Dr. Morton’s curriculum vitae, only one is not represented here – the history of Canadian labour (the files on this subject are also missing for the three graduate courses listed). He compiled careful typed lecture notes for his courses. They are accompanied by a shifting mixture of correspondence, memoranda, notes, course outlines, bibliographies, test and examination papers, and selected term essays.

The arrangement in this series is by course number and description, arranged in ascending order and chronologically within each course, except where the lecture notes relating to a particular course are spread over several years. Non-lecture material (where it exists) is interfiled with the accompanying lecture material

Professional associations

Dr. Morton has long been active in professional associations relating to his academic and military interests. He has been a member of the Canadian Commission on Military History (chairman, 1976-1984); the Canadian Historical Association (he sat on its council from 1974-1980 and served as president in 1978-1979); and the journal, History and Social Science Teacher (member of its executive board from 1978 to 1991). He has also been a member of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society since 1977; of the Royal Society of Canada, to which he was elected in 1985; of Canada’s National History Society (member of its executive board since 1994); and of the Association for Canadian Studies (also a member since 1994).

There are no files in this series on Canada’s National History Society, or the Association for Canadian Studies (they date from Dr. Morton’s departure for Montreal). Most of the files relate to Dr. Morton’s involvement with the Canadian Historical Association and History and Social Science Teacher. The files of the former contain, in part, correspondence and a brief (which Dr. Morton drafted) relating to attempts between 1979 and 1981 to pass a federal freedom of information act.

Other professional and community activities

In spite of his busy academic and administrative schedules, Professor Morton has made time for what he termed ‘community service’ activities, usually in the form of committee work. His interests are focussed on educational, historical, military and community matters. Those documented as discrete entities in their own files are described forthwith.

Military interests include membership in the regimental senate of the Fort Garry Horse, the tank regiment that his father had commanded during World War II. In 1992 Dr. Morton became a founding member of the Canadian Battle of Normandy Foundation, established to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of ‘D’ Day. He is also a member of the Canadian Committee for the History of the Second World War,
and has been a member of the Canadian War Museum Advisory Committee of the Canadian Museum of Civilization since 1992.

In 1979 Dr. Morton began delivering a series of lectures at the Canadian Forces (later the Canadian Forces Command and) Staff College in Toronto. One series (given in conjunction chiefly with Jack Granatstein) was on ‘Canada as an Ally’; another, principally with the demographer, David Foot, was on Canada’s labour market. These continued until shortly after Dr. Morton moved to Montreal. In 1982 he started a
lecture series on Quebec-Canada relations and regionalism for the Canadian Forces
Staff School, also in Toronto, which he continued until the Staff College was closed in 1994. Only the correspondence relating to these lectures survives in this series.

Dr. Morton has also been a frequent consultant to the Department of National Defence. He chaired the Department of National Defence’s Advisory Group on Political Activity in Defence Establishments, which produced a report in 1987. From 1991 to 1994 he sat on its Advisory Committee on Social Change in the Canadian Forces. In January of 1997, Douglas Young, the Minister of National Defence, established a committee, the Special Advisory Group of Military Justice and Military Police Investigation Services, to advise the Ministry on the restructuring of the military. This was done in the wake of and a week after he had pulled the plug on the Somalia inquiry. Members of this committee included Dr. Morton, historians Jack Granatstein and David Bercuson, and retired army Lieutenant-Colonel General Charles Belzile. Brian Dickson, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, headed a separate inquiry into the military justice system. Both groups were to submit their reports by the end of February.

This series contains general correspondence relating to Dr. Morton’s relationship with the Department of National Defence, and correspondence, reports and other material relating to the specific military activities mentioned above. These records are located in B1999-0023, except for the following: DND affairs generally from 1994 on and specifically to the 1997 Special Advisory Group, and the Canadian Committee for the History of the Second World War, which are located in B2000-0010.

The federal government also benefitted from Dr. Morton’s interest and experience in political matters. From 1991 to 1994 he was a member of the management committee of the Cooperative Security Competition Program in the Department of External Affairs and International Trade. In 1992 his vigorous support of the ‘Yes Canada Campaign’ resulted in an extensive file in his papers.

Dr. Morton also maintained an active interest in labour issues. He periodically served as an expert witness in court cases, the affidavits from two of which (from the mid-1980s) are represented in this series. He sat on the board of directors of the Canadian Labour Hall of Fame from 1990 to 1994.

Dr. Morton’s interest in a variety of educational issues is reflected in the number of such organizations that he joined and in his work as a consultant. From 1981 to 1983, he was a member of the History Subject Advisory Group of the Ontario Assessment Instrument Pool. In 1984-1985 he served on the advisory committee to Ontario Commission on Private Schools (the Shapiro Commission). His commitment to public education led, at the end of the 1980s, to his opposition to the Coalition of Free-Standing University-Level Institutions which advocated the establishment of private universities in Ontario (the Ontario Council on University Affairs had released a discussion paper on the issue), in particular the proposed Wolfe University. In 1993 he conducted an appraisal of the Department of History at the University of Western Ontario for the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies. Beginning in 1981, Dr. Morton acted as a consultant to Grolier Ltd., first in relation to their ‘Century of Canada Series’ and then their ‘Focus Series’. In the mid-1980s, he acted as a consultant to Cross Canada Books as it tried to attract American customers. All of these activities are described in this series.

Dr. Morton’s concern for and involvement in community matters is reflected in a wide variety of activities concentrated in the Region of Peel where he lived and worked. He sat on the Peel Cheshire Home, on the Peel Police Community Race Relations Committee (for which he produced a report), was a member of the Peel Literary Guild, and acted as an advisor to Distress Line Peel Inc. He wrote a column in the Mississauga News for several years, and also wrote about local history, as did his wife, Janet. Some of his writings can be found in series 8 and 10; hers are located in series 1

University of Toronto: administration

Most of Professor Morton’s files relating to his time as principal of Erindale College remain with the administrative records of the College. The files in this series contain additional material relating to his activities at Erindale, and to his activities elsewhere at the University of Toronto, particularly committee work. Records relating to his teaching activities are found in Series 5.

The arrangement of the files in this series moves from the general to the specific, beginning with Dr. Morton’s appointment files (1969-1993), to wider University matters and its committees, then to issues specific to Erindale College, to the Department of History and Dr. Morton’s work with his students. Of the numerous University committees of which Dr. Morton was a member, three are documented here: the Academic Affairs Committee of the Governing Council (1981-1983), the Presidential Advisory Committee on Instructional Media, which he chaired (1980-1982), and the Presidential Advisory Committee on Institutional Strategies (1982-1983). There are references to some of his other committee work in the general correspondence file on the University (1979-1992). There are also files of his letters-to-the-editor, newspaper articles on the University of Toronto and education, and on the curriculum at Erindale College.

The bulk of this series, however, consists of correspondence with students and former students (often relating to letters of reference), and there is a file of student exam results covering Dr. Morton’s teaching career at the University (1968-1974). There are also files on graduate students, particularly whose theses he supervised. These files provide insights into the problems faced by graduate students in the researching and writing of their research papers and theses, and into the role played by Dr. Morton in guiding them and ensuring that they completed their work.

An orientation address by Dr. Morton to new faculty members, accompanied by a large number of slides, has been removed from box 008, file 05 to Box 001P, file 01.

Political activities

Dr. Morton has always had a deep interest in the political process in Canada, viewed from the left of the political spectrum. This interest translated for twenty years into an active involvement in the New Democratic Party, which he joined in 1961, at the federal and provincial levels, and also in local politics. While sometimes quite critical of his party and individuals in it, Dr. Morton was, from the mid-1960s, active in the development of policies for all levels of the NDP.

Professor Morton first got involved in politics in a direct way as a boy in 1948 when he distributed leaflets for the Saskatchewan CCF. His got his first taste of political organizing in 1962 while trying, as he put it, ‘to unearth New Democrats in the wilds of Dufferin Simcoe’ (letter to Donald C. MacDonald of 28 June 1970). In 1964 he accepted the position of assistant provincial secretary to the party where he did everything from helping formulate policies to writing speeches and the texts of brochures and pamphlets. He was also deeply involved in committee work (especially regarding the issue of bilingualism and biculturalism) and helped organize local election campaigns. Dr. Morton held this post until mid-1966 when he resigned to take up post-graduate work at the London School of Economics.

Dr. Morton’s political activities also spilled over to the federal level. During the 1965 federal election he acted as a speechwriter for Tommy Douglas; these speeches have survived in this series. After his return to Canada in 1968, Dr. Morton initially lived in Ottawa, providing an opportunity to become immersed in federal politics while continuing his involvement at the provincial level. He apparently found politics at the federal level to be less satisfying than at the provincial, for a factor in his move to Toronto in 1969 was his desire ‘to resume a closer and more effective conjunction with politics’ (letter to Rita Hindon, 9 January, 1970). Once settled in, he became a member of the provincial executive of the NDP and its Policy Review Committee (which he chaired from December 1969 to the end of 1972). He was also assigned onerous duties associated with membership and finance, which he did not care for, his principal interest being policy development and public relations. He therefore continued to chair the publications committee, which gave him the freedom to write pamphlets, campaign literature, and press releases (he even designed desk calendars), and to give speeches as requested. In 1970 he was selected as the provincial executive representative in a number of constituencies to the west of Toronto in what is now known as the ‘905 area’. Dr. Morton also played an active role in the 1971 provincial election campaign.

Beginning in 1973, Dr. Morton reduced his active involvement in the Ontario NDP – he stayed on as a member of the Policy Review Committee for a time – but was always available to give and advice and often speeches. He remained active in elections in local provincial ridings; serving, for example, in 1975 as campaign chair for David Busby’s campaign in Mississauga North. At the same time, his wife, Janet, was also active in the local ridings in the Region of Peel. In 1977, they both worked hard in a nearly successful attempt to get Busby elected in his second try in the constituency.

After his return from England in the fall of 1968, Dr. Morton took up an assistant professorship at the University of Ottawa for a year. He was shortly afterwards elected to the federal council of the NDP that October as a delegate from the Ontario party, a position he held until 1972. He wrote policy documents for the national conference held in Winnipeg in 1970 and campaign pamphlets for the federal party over several years thereafter. He was deeply involved in the 1972 federal election and was a candidate in Mississauga North constituency for the anticipated 1978 federal election, but had to withdraw because of other commitments when it was not called. He continued his involvement at the constituency level, however, designing and writing campaign literature and writing speeches for the NDP candidates in Mississauga North in the 1979, 1980 and 1984 federal elections. In other ways, he was also available to provide advice to the federal party, serving, for example, as a consultant on defence policy in the mid-1980s.

At the municipal level Dr. Morton’s principal involvement was with politics in Mississauga. He was a supporter of Hazel McCallion during her successful campaign for mayor of that city in 1978, and was an active member of successive re-election committees through 1985, serving variously as secretary and in charge of publicity. (This support was returned in kind as Mayor McCallion was a forceful booster of Erindale College during Dr. Morton’s years as vice-principal academic and as principal.) In Toronto, he actively supported the campaign of Karl Jaffray during the 1972 municipal elections.

The records in this series document his activities in considerable detail and provide much information about the decision making process within the NDP at the federal and provincial levels. There is extensive correspondence, particularly for the years 1969 to 1972, after which date the volume decreases somewhat, though still a steady, respectable level. His early correspondents were often with the most senior party politicians and officials, including Donald C. MacDonald and David and Stephen Lewis. He also maintained a lively exchange of letters with party officials from other provinces (Walter Ross in British Columbia, Doug Rowland from Manitoba, and Laurier Lapierre and Raymond Laliberté from Quebec are examples) and with union officials. Later correspondents included Michael Cassidy, Ed Broadbent, and individuals with broad political interests such as Eugene Forsey and Mel Hurtig. Attached to this correspondence is a plethora of speeches, radio scripts, and reports.

Many, but not all, of the political pamphlets and some of the political articles Dr. Morton wrote are filed after the general correspondence, in chronological order.

Next are extensive files on the federal elections between 1966 and 1984, provincial elections between 1963 and 1985, and on local political contests, especially in the Region of Peel/Mississauga areas. These files contain any or all of the following: campaign literature, press coverage, posters, and photographs. More specifically, for example, the files for the federal campaigns between 1979 and 1984 contain, amongst other items, mockups for campaign leaflets, drafts of speeches, press releases, and (for the 1984 election) radio scripts for Morton’s ‘Election Talk’ series on the Toronto radio station CFRB. In addition to writing pamphlets, Morton designed some of the brochures and wrote extensively in the Mississauga press about local politics.

Personal and family files

This small series consists of material relating to Dr. Morton’s education, and to honours awarded him. It includes papers given at Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Science, a small set of essays written for self-education while at the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps at Camp Borden, Ontario, and a paper prepared while in charge of the officer candidate program at the Officer Training Company of the RCASC College (1962). The series also contains three appointment calendars (1973, 1974, 1976), the survivors of the daily documentation of a busy life, and an extensive press clipping file (excluding book reviews) about Dr. Morton. The series concludes with an obituary of his father, press clippings about his late wife, Janet, and manuscripts of newspaper articles on the local history of the Peel Region written by her.

Correspondence: personal

This series consists of personal correspondence, relating to primarily to family and business matters, friends, appraisals of manuscripts, and references. There is one file relating to donations, another to ‘history’, one to searches for employment, two to litigation, and another to politics (that is separate from his voluminous political correspondence in Series 7). The principal correspondents in the last category are Norman Allen and Jack Blyth, two individuals who also appear frequently in Series 3 and 7.

Portrait collection

This series is Farrar’s collection of photographs of colleagues and historical medical and scientific personalities. Some photographs are originals and were autographed for Dr. Farrar. Others are reproductions of printed images or paintings. Many of these images would have been displayed in his office and home study. A few notable include Canadian doctors Frederick Banting and William Osler, colleague J.G. FitzGerald and Mary Jackson, Farrar’s mentor C.K. Clarke, American colleagues Edward Brush, Lewellis Barker and famous European psychiatrists such as Adolf Meyer, Emil Kraeplin and Franz Nissl. There is a detailed list to this series. Images that have been autographed are marked with an **.

Most of these images have been removed from frames and consequently some were accompanied by textual information. In such cases, the textual information was either transcribed on the bottom left hand corner of the file folder or preserved and removed to box /042.

Awards and Honours

For his contributions to psychiatry, Dr. Farrar received numerous awards. In 1961, at the third world congress of psychiatry in Montreal, he was granted an honorary doctorate for his life’s work in psychiatry and for his contributions to the American Journal of Psychiatry. The next year, at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Toronto, he was presented with an editorial chair and in 1965, the AJP designated him Editor emeritus. In addition, the University of Toronto conferred on him an honorary doctor of laws degree. In 1969, the Governor General of Canada granted him the medal of service of the Order of Canada. Dr. Farrar also received the distinguished service award of the Thomas W. Salmon Committee on Psychiatry and Mental Hygiene. This series pertains to Dr. Farrar’s various honours and includes correspondence, honorary certificates. Series also includes photographs of his investiture to the Order of Canada in 1969, his attendance at the opening of Clark Institute in 1965, as well as a photograph of an unidentified group in front of the White House, 193-.

For Photographs See Box /003P (21)-(22) and /007P (09).

Research and publications

In addition to editing the American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Farrar was also on the editorial boards of J.K. Hall, ed. American Psychiatry (1844-1944) (New York Columbia University Press, 1944), Funk and Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia (New York: Funk and Wagnall, 1932), and the Yearbook of Neurology and Psychiatry (Chicago: Year Book Publishers, 1907). Further, although he never wrote a book, Dr. Farrar wrote 77 articles. 29 appeared in the American Journal of Psychiatry and 48 were printed in other journals and periodicals. He also wrote 273 book reviews for the AJP between 1908 and 1965.

The records in this series pertain to Dr. Farrar’s various research and publication activities. This series, however, does not document Dr. Farrrar’s editorial work with the American Journal of Psychiatry. Series records include correspondence with authors, editors, and research foundations. Series also consists of research notes, subject files on various topics, and bibliographic card indices. Also included are manuscripts by Adolf Meyer and Jack Hannah. In addition, this series also contains artifacts Dr. Farrar used in his research such as glass slides, printing plates, a gravity measuring device, and a knife for preparing brain tissues for slides.


Until his death in 1970, Dr. Farrar was an active member of various professional associations. These include: the American Psychiatric Association, the Canadian Psychiatric Association, the Academy of Medicine and the National Committee for Mental Hygiene. Further, Dr. Farrar had a great interest in medical history and participated in the Medical Historical Club of Toronto, the Osler Society, and the Cattaragus Historical Society. He was also a 32° Mason in the Scottish Rite. This series documents Dr. Farrar’s participation in these associations. Records include conference programs, speeches, and correspondence. Also included in this series are photographs of Dr. Farrar as well as group photographs of participants at APA annual meetings.

Toronto Psychiatric Hospital and University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry

In 1926, Dr. C.K. Clark recruited Dr. Farrar as medical director of the newly built Toronto Psychiatric Hospital and as head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Farrar remained in these positions until his retirement in 1947. Between 1926 and 1947, Canadian psychiatry became a major center in international scientific circles. Indeed, under Dr. Farrar’s tenure, the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital became a university teaching hospital and developed a clinical service for teaching and research. Further, in 1932, Dr. Farrar initiated the first Canadian postgraduate program for physicians in psychiatry. The program was broadly based and was accepted by the University as leading to a Diploma in Psychiatry.

Records in this series document Dr. Farrar’s career at the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital and the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry. This series has been divided into three sub-series to reflect the administrative, clinical, and teaching activities of Dr. Farrar’s joint appointment.

Homewood Sanatorium

In 1923, Dr. Farrar left the Department of Soldier’s Civil Re-Establishment to become Medical Director of Homewood Sanatorium, a private asylum in Guelph, Ontario. The records in this series were created in Dr. Farrar’s capacity as head of Homewood and include colleagues’ professional correspondence, patients’ intercepted outgoing correspondence, patient case files and promotional flyers. Series also includes images of nursing staff at Homewood, 1923-25.

For photographs, see Box /003P (12).

Department of Soldier’s Civil Re-establishment

This series documents Dr. Farrar’s work with the Canadian Federal Department of Soldier’s Civil Re-establishment. In 1916, Dr. Farrar joined the Canadian army. Initially posted to a hospital unit in Kingston, Ontario, he was transferred to Ottawa for duty in the Military Hospitals Commission. Dr. Farrar would eventually become Chief Psychiatrist in the Federal Department of Soldier’s Civil Re-establishment. In this capacity, he treated invalided soldiers suffering from psychiatric illnesses including shell shock. Though primarily based in Ottawa during the war, Dr. Farrar also worked out of the military hospital in Cobourg, Ontario, a photograph of which can be found in /003P(11). Records in this series consist of professional correspondence, reports, patient files, plans for a military hospital. There are also lantern slides depicting hospitals and asylums throughout North America in the early 1900s. It is believed that Dr. Farrar may have collected and used these images in his capacity as Chief Psychiatrist to put forth a proposal for a new military hospital.

New Jersey State Asylum and Princeton University

In 1913, Dr. Farrar took an appointment as 3rd Assistant Physician at the New Jersey State Asylum, in Trenton, New Jersey and as a Lecturer in Abnormal Psychology at Princeton University. The records in this series were created in Dr. Farrar’s capacity as physician and lecturer in 1913 to 1916. This series has been divided into the following three sub-series to reflect Dr. Farrar’s administrative, clinical and teaching activities at Trenton. Photographs documenting his time at Trenton constitute a fourth sub-series.

Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medical School

Between 1900 and 1902, Dr. Farrar completed an internship at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Maryland. Then, after post-graduate training in Europe, he returned to the Hospital in 1904 to become Assistant Physician and Director of Laboratories. At the same time, he was also made Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Medical School. He remained in these joint positions until 1913.

This series documents Dr. Farrar’s activities at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medical School. The records have been divided into three sub-series to reflect Dr. Farrar’s administrative, teaching and clinical functions. An additional fourth series consists of photographs.

Professional correspondence

Throughout his long career, Dr. Farrar had contact with the world’s leading physicians and psychiatrists. The records in this series document these professional connections. Records include letters from Sir William Osler , Sir David Henderson and Franz Nissl. Also included is correspondence from Dr. Farrar’s colleagues on the American Journal of Psychiatry such as Edward Brush, G. Alder Blumer, Henry M. Hurd and Charles Macfie Campbell. Canadian correspondents include Dr. C. K. Clark, Clarence Hincks, and Robert Noble.

Personal life and family

This series documents Dr. Farrar’s family and personal life from the 1870s to the 1970s. The records in this series have been divided into 2 sub-series and are described below.


Between October 1902 and May 1904, Dr. Farrar took leave from Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital for post graduate medical training in Europe. Although he traveled widely, attending lectures and meeting scientists in Munich, Paris and London, Dr. Farrar spent most of his time at Emil Kraepelin’s psychiatric clinic in Heidelberg. There, Dr. Kraepelin had revolutionized modern psychiatric diagnosis. Kraepelin, along with his Heidelberg colleagues, Franz Nissl and Aloys Alzheimer, rejected the nineteenth century practice of reducing mental illness to brain disease. Instead, the Heidelberg School emphasized careful description and clear understanding of individual symptoms in psychiatric diagnosis. When Dr. Farrar returned from Heidleberg in 1904, he had received thorough training in Kraepelin’s psychological approach. He also returned mindful of the Heidelberg School’s emphasis upon brain histopathology, neurohistology, and neuropathology.

The records in this series pertain to Dr. Farrar’s personal and professional activities in Heidelberg. Records consist of a personal diary, research notes and patient observations. Also included is personal correspondence from various Heidelberg colleagues such as Franz Nissl, Emil Kraepelin, Albert Deveaux, and Charles Macfie Campbell. Photographs include mainly snapshots taken by Farrar of the German towns and countryside, of his colleagues at Heidelberg, and of the university and his personal study.

In addition, this series also contains glass slides, printing plates, a gravity measuring device, and a knife for preparing brain tissues for slides. During his Heidelberg studies, Dr. Farrar, along with Franz Nissl and Aloys Alzheimer, became occupied with the microscopic study of brain disease. Dr. Farrar prepared these slides under Dr. Nissl’s supervision.

For photographs, see Box /003P (09).

College education

After graduating from Cattaragus High School in 1891, Dr. Farrar spent two years as an undergraduate at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He then transferred to Harvard College where he enjoyed courses with famous professors such as the philosopher, George Santayana, and the psychologist, James Welch. Dr. Farrar received his A.B. in 1896. He then spent the next year at Harvard Medical School before transferring to the Faculty of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. There, he studied under the ‘four horsemen’ of Johns Hopkins medicine - William Osler, William Welch, William Halstead, and Howard Kelly - and graduated with his M.D. in 1900.

The records in this series document Dr. Farrar’s undergraduate arts and graduate medical education at Allegheny College, Harvard College, and John Hopkins University. The records deal mostly with Dr. Farrar’s classroom activities, rather than his social life. The records have been divided into four sub-series and are described below.

Problem sets and examinations

The problem sets in this series were used by Satterly while teaching at the University of Toronto. The files are arranged in chronological order by academic year and term. Annotated examinations are scattered throughout the records. A personal bound copy of all of Satterly's examinations is filed at thend of this series and includes an introductory note him. These examinations are often heavily annotated. At the end of this series are a number of files of a more general nature on miscellaneous mathematical problems.

Records from two of the four accessions are found in this series.

Biographical and personal files

This series contains a biographical sketch of Satterly written by H.L. Welsh; family and professional correspondence; press clippings; letters to the editor; family documents including birth and marriage certificates; obituary notices; clippings, memorabilia, and photoprints relating to Devon, England and its history; postcards, and photoprints. A heavily annotated Bible belonging to Dr. G. M. W. Carey is also included in this series.

Records from all four accessions are found in this series.


This series documents John Satterly's education while a student in England prior to teaching at the University of Toronto. The files in this series consist of Grammar School reports and Board School certificates, course and laboratory notes from the Royal College of Science, South Kensington (some of which are indexed); correspondence, textbooks, as welas diplomas and certificates from the Royal College of Science, the University of London, and Cambridge University.

Records from all four accessions are found in this series.

Lecture notes

The files in this series consist of lectures given by John Satterly, while Professor and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at the Univof Toronto. There is evidence that some lecture notes were used from year to year and that portions of some notes have been transferred between classes. Occasionally, notes taken by Satterly as a student have been incorporated into his lecture notes and can be identified by the date and name of the lecturer.

The lecture notes have been arranged by course, when applicable, as in the case of Properties of Matter, Mechanics and Heat I Year, Heat III Year, and Properties of Matter III Year. Fuller descriptionthese courses may be found in the Academic Calendars from the appropriate years indicated on the records. The remainder of Satterly's lecture notes follow and have been arranged by title in alphabetic order. The bulk of these notes are from accession B72-0026 and arfiled in boxes 003 - 009. Material from this series exists in B76-0024 also as the subsequent box list indicates.

Copies of some of the laboratory experiments that Satterly used, as well as an index to all of the experiments, exist in this series as well. Also included are annotated textbooks from which some of lectures were drawn.

Records from two of the four accessions are found in this series.

Manuscripts and publications

This series contains Satterly's publications arranged chronologically. Included among his many publications is The Story of the Early Days of the Extraction of Helium Gas from Natural Gas in Canada, 1915-20 [1959], a project which was initiated by McLennan during the First World War, and which Satterly worked on along with H.F. Dawes, Professor at McMaster University; E.F. Burton, Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto; John Patterson, of the Canadian Meteorological Department and graduate in Engineering from the University of Toronto; and R.J. Laing, student assistant (later Professor of Physics at the University of Alberta). Along with the copy of this work are the negatives of the plates, which were included in the publication.

Records from all four accessions are found in this series.

Research notes

After retiring as Faculty from the University in 1950, Satterly continued to spend a great deal of time at the McLennan Laboratory working nearly every day on a variety of problems.

A portion of this series consists of notes taken by Satterly in notebooks entitled "Odds & Ends". This series also contains notes on specific subjects, which interested him including articles and clippings on scientific subjects, as well as an unidentified index to scientific literature. Arrangement is alphabetical with notes entitled "Odds & Ends" preceding.

Records from three of the four accessions are found in this series.

Supervising Graduate Students and Research

This series contains records related to the work of students Professor Roots was supervising. The material includes correspondence, notes, drafts, grant applications and reports on student work.

Professional Associations and Societies

This series reflects Professor Roots’ involvement in professional associations and societies. Material included in this series is correspondence, organizational documents (constitutions, financial records, etc.), newsletters, meeting minutes, financial statements, membership applications, and notes. Nearly half of the material consists of Dr. Roots’ involvement with the Young Naturalist Foundation.


This series reflects Professor Roots’ involvement with academic administration and academic committees within the Zoology Department as well as the larger University of Toronto. This series includes notes, correspondence, reports and documents related Roots’ role as chair of the zoology department, promotions Roots was involved in, the organization of symposiums and retreats, departmental reviews, budgeting, staffing and re-organizing the zoology department, and handling cases of academic misconduct.


This series reflects Dr. Roots’ research interests that were expressed through addresses. Related material such as notes, manuscripts, abstracts, correspondence, and promotional material are filed with the corresponding address. The vast majority of the addresses in this series were given at meetings and conferences to fellow scientific researchers and pertained to Dr. Roots’ own research. Of the small number of remaining addresses, most were given at public lectures and also pertained to Dr. Roots’ research. Other address topics include a memorial speech for a professor, a presidential address and a talk on women in neurochemistry.


Series contains letters written to and from Dr. Roots. The correspondence is professional in nature and pertains to her years at the University of Toronto. The letters primarily reflect on the subject of research, publications, addresses, and appraisal and references for students, colleagues, and journals.

Correspondence can also be found throughout the other series of this fonds, filed with the material about which the correspondence pertains.

Peer Reviewing and Editing

This series contains records related to Roots’ role as a peer-reviewer and editor. The material includes notes, correspondence and drafts related to the work of others that Dr. Roots has reviewed and/or edited.


The series contains records related to the processes of Dr. Roots’ research experiments starting with funding applications and ending with publications. The material reflects Dr. Root’s research interests, her experimental findings, the interpretation of these findings, and the development of drafting these interpretations into academic articles and addresses.

Manuscripts and publications

Professor Richards’ interest in nurturing a broad understanding of an appreciation for the art of architecture, especially as it applies to modern architecture and the influences on him, ranging from Japanese and Chinese architecture to the design of commercial advertisements and popular cultural events such as raves, are documented in his writings. This series covers unpublished manuscripts and many, but not all, of the articles and books listed in Professor Richards’ curriculum vitae (June 2004), along with some that have appeared since. The arrangement is by name of title, filed chronologically.

The series begins with two boxes of files of articles about Professor Richards or in which he is mentioned. These are followed by letters to the editor, book reviews, and manuscripts and publications. The principal unpublished work is ‘The latent energies of Michelangelo’s private library’ (1974). The last title in the series is Richard’s foreword to Chu Dongzhu’s Starting design on architecture (2006).


Professor Richards has been a popular speaker at conferences, symposia, and lecture series, and also on radio and television. Many of his addresses and presentations are listed in his curriculum vitae under ‘Invited lectures’, ‘Conferences and symposia’, and ‘Radio and television’. In this series, these categories are intermingled and the addresses are filed chronologically. Not all of the addresses are present; some are filed in other series. And others have not been located. For example, there are no addresses for 1985 and only one (1992) between 1989 and 1995.

Professor Richards’ earliest listed television appearance was on CTV’s ‘University of the Air’ series (1982), in a five-part presentation on “Understanding architecture”. It is also his only television or radio presentation documented here. The series ends with an address by Robert Fulford at University College in 1991 on the impact of The death and life of great American cities 30 years after its publication.

Conferences and symposia

The files document Professor Richards’ involvement with conferences and symposia that is not covered in other series. The principal ones are ‘The Villa’ (1986), the International Conference on Housing and Design held in Nanjing, China in 1987, the Harold Innis Centenary Celebration workshop and the Anyplace conference (both 1994), the International Conference on Courthouse Design (1998), ‘Talking design’ (2000) and ‘Span 4: symposium on branding and commodification’ held at the U of T in 2004.

Included is correspondence, notes, programmes, photographs and posters. The arrangement in chronological by name of event.


Professor Richards has received funding for a number of research projects, most of which are documented in other series. The projects covered here include ‘The re-emergence of cylindrical space in current architectural theory and practice’ (1982-1984), ‘Modern architecture in Brazil’ (1988-1994), his book Toronto Places (1988-1991), and for ongoing work in and about Japan (2000-2001).


The photographs in this fonds have been removed from files in the above series, as indicated. Most are prints but there are some accompanying negatives and a few slides.

Approx. 750 photoprints, 400 photonegatives, and 70 slides (B2007-0011)

Approx. 2 contact prints, 91 photoprints, x photonegatives, 3 slides (B2009-0005)

Employment: University of Toronto

Professor Richards was lured to the University of Toronto in 1980 by the new Dean, Blanche van Ginkel, who had earlier recruited several new young faculty members, including Alberto Perez Gomez and Daniel Libeskind. Both had left by the time Richards arrived and he soon found out why. He “walked into a rat’s nest of warring factions. The inflexible ideologues, led by Prof. Peter Pragnell, were totally closed to student and younger faculty’s interests in post-modernism.” Richards soon became disillusioned and found reward only through the new ‘Introduction to Architecture’ course he developed and taught at University College. He also co-ordinated the 1980-1981 fourth-year core programme and (with Michael Kirkland) the fall 1981 studio in Venice [1]. After a year he left Toronto for the position of associate professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo.

Although Professor Richards maintained contact with the University of Toronto (he withdrew his candidacy for the deanship in 1985) and actually moved from Waterloo to Toronto in 1990, it was not until January 1997 that he returned to the Faculty, this time as dean, an appointment that was to last 7 ½ years. “He led a division of 22 core and 48 part-time faculty, 20 staff, and 275 graduate students, which offers three degree programs: a professional Master of Architecture, a professional Master of Landscape Architecture, and a post-professional Master of Urban Design…He gained approvals for and implemented two long-range academic plans, the 2000 PLAN and the 2004 PLAN, leading to the reinvigoration of the creative life of the school. His accomplishments included facilitating the incremental renovation of the building at 230 College Street by leading Toronto architects and establishing the Faculty’s first endowed chair, The Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design, launched in 2003. He established the Faculty’s first Advancement Office and raised more than $8-million in new funding through the division’s “Design the Future” campaign. [He also]…played a key role in assisting the University with architect selection processes for major projects on its three campuses.” [2] On the St. George campus three significant buildings by international architects were erected: the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Bimolecular Research (Alliance + Behnisch Architekten), the Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building (Norman Foster) and Graduate House (Morphosis, Thom Mayne).

The earliest records in the series consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports and associated material documenting Professor Richards’ stint as assistant professor in 1980-1981; the files cover the activities mentioned above. There are also files on the 1985 search for a dean and the attempt to close the School, followed by several on Richards’ appointment as dean. Files are then arranged in descending order of hierarchy, beginning with the Governing Council, its Physical Planning and Design Advisory Committee’s campus planning initiatives (concerning, especially, Graduate House), and meetings of principals, deans, academic directors and chairs. Except for the above committees, those mentioned in Professor Richards’ curriculum vitae are largely absent from this series.

The records of the School/Faculty from 1997-2007 include correspondence; Richards’ activities and his reports; budgets, the 2000 and 2004 long-range plans, and fundraising initiatives. There are files on the restructuring of courses and the renaming and repositioning of the School (using, in part, the expertise of designer Bruce Mau) and the renovations to 230 College Street (the Shore Moffatt Library and the Eric Arthur Gallery). Richards kept extensive files on trips to Japan, Hong Kong and China relating to the Faculty’s ‘Designs for Living’ cultural exchange project. The series concludes with files on the creation of the Gehry Chair; courses taught; lecture series; exhibitions; and publicity. The files on the courses taught contain course outlines, assignments, tests, examination questions, and some lectures.

[1] Personal communication from Larry Richards, 23 July 2009
[2] Drawn from Professor Richard’s curriculum vitae (June 2004), p. 3.

Architecture, art and design juries

Professor Richards has been since the early 1980s an active participant on architecture, art and design juries. The juries adjudicated projects ranging from student competitions to architectural grants (Canada Council), urban design awards (Etobicoke, Mississauga, Scarborough, Toronto), public art competitions (City of Waterloo, ice sculptures in Toronto), building projects (Coptic community master plan and cathedral, new city hall for Markham, Ontario), redevelopment projects such as Harbourfront and Pearson Airport, to architectural awards. Professor Richards was not a member of the jury for the Kitchener City Hall competition (1989) but he assembled a lot of material and also wrote about it. He was also a member of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority’s selection committee for lead architect in its Lester B. Pearson International Airport transformation project (1997).

The files contain correspondence, notes, photographs, architectural drawings, press coverage and reports. The arrangement is chronological and by the name of the project. The full name and date of each competition is listed in Professor Richards’ curriculum vitae (B2007-0011/001(02)-(06).

Advising, assessing and consulting

In addition to his work as a juror, Professor Richards was active as a consultant or advisor to a number of projects, most associated with architectural and design, but some with academic matters such as tenure and the external supervision of theses. Some of the activities listed in his curriculum vitae are filed with other series and others are not documented in this series. The arrangement is chronologically by the name of the organization or individual concerned. The files may contain any or all of the following: correspondence, notes, memoranda, reports, photographs, architectural drawings and site plans.

The most heavily documented of his consulting work is with the selection of an architect for the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, the Environmental Sciences Building at Trent University; as a thesis advisor (1989-1990) to Brian Christianson of Miami University whose thesis was on Canadian architecture; as a member of the 2006 program review for the School of Architecture at McGill University; and his being a consultant to and a member of the Royal Ontario Museum’s architectural advisory committee regarding ‘Renaissance ROM’ and Daniel Libeskind’s project.. Two other well documented activities are his work as a member of the curatorial advisory board of Power Plant (1987-1990) and as a member of the visiting team of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (USA) to Texas State University (1992).

Early employment

This series documents Professor Richards early years in the architecture profession, beginning with began his work as a designer for The Architects Collaborative, Inc. (TAC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1967-1972), as a part-time instructor in Architecture at Garland Junior College in Boston (1968-1971), as assistant professor at the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana (1972-1973), and his private practice in Boston, Florence (Italy) and New Haven (1971-1975). The files are grouped by employment activity in chronological order.

The series begins with files on two competitions. The first, in 1968, was an annual architectural competition sponsored by Pittsburgh Plate Glass. Richards’ unsuccessful entry was influenced by the work and style of Paul Rudolph, whose Art and Architecture building at Yale University was one of the reasons he went there for his masters degree [1]. In 1971 Richards’ competed, again unsuccessfully, for the Rosch Travelling Scholarship with a design for a subway station.

Most of the files document his design work with TAC, including background material for the addition to the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts (the original correspondence and drawing are with the Institute), the new headquarters of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, DC, and the IBM building at East Fishkill, New York. Included is correspondence, memoranda, sketches, architectural drawings and photographs.

Richards’ work in private practice is represented primarily in Series 9: Buildings and project. The series ends with files on the teaching of a course in architecture at Garland Junior College, his employment at Ball State University, and a course he gave at Ipswich High School in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1974 with his partner, Frederic Urban, who taught there. Included is correspondence, course outlines, lecture notes, press coverage and photographs.

This series also contains several files on Fred Uban’s employment, especially at Chemsford Senior High School and Ipswich High School, and inquiries about employment. These files may be compared to others on Fred’s employment in accession B2007-0012. The series ends with several files on Frederic Urban’s employment, and enquiring about same.

[1] Personal communication from Larry Richards, 21 July 2009

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