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James E. Guillet fonds

  • UTA 1337
  • Fonds
  • 1944–2005

Personal records of Professor James E. Guillet, documenting his academic and professional career as chemist with Eastman Kodak Company, as a professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto, and as an inventor and promoter of basic research and industrial application in the use and disposal of plastics and synthetic fibres. Includes correspondence, education, administrative and teaching activities; manuscripts of published and unpublished literary works, addresses, associations and conferences, grant applications and research files, laboratory notebooks, research notes and reports of students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting professors, files on consulting and on three high-technology companies he founded, patent files, and photographs.

Guillet, James Edwin

Education and early career

James Guillet registered in mathematics and physics in the Bachelor of Arts program at Victoria College in the autumn of 1944. In second year he switched to honours physics and chemistry, graduating in 1948. In addition to his core honours courses, he took religious knowledge for his first two years, followed by Greek and Roman history. His interest in the latter continued after his graduation with an extra course in 1948-1949. English, French and German (reading courses in French and German his last two years) and physical training rounded out his curriculum. The only extra-curricular activity documented in this series is the Alpha Phi chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

The series begins with notebooks containing lectures, laboratory experiments and notes for his undergraduate courses. Guillet kept detailed and careful notes, recording the names of his lecturers, some of whose personal papers have not survived. In this category are Leopold Infeld and B.A. Griffiths (Applied Mathematics); Andrew Gordon and F. R. Lorriman (Chemistry); D. A.. F. Robinson, M. E. G. Waddell, and W. J. Webber (Mathematics); D. S. Ainslee, Colin Barnes and M. F. Crawford (Physics); and W. T. Brown (Religious knowledge/Greek and Roman history). Professors, whose personal papers are in the University Archives, include George F Wright (Chemistry) and Elizabeth Allin and John Satterley (Physics).

The course notes are followed by a file on Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and another of correspondence with camera suppliers while a research chemist with Eastman Kodak in Tennessee.

In 1953 Guillet entered Cambridge University from which he received his doctorate in 1955. This series contains notebooks relating to laboratory projects carried out while studying under R. G. W. Norrish. The series ends with files on a conference Guillet gave on his research in France in 1954, a seminar at Vanderbilt University (1958), and employment at Eastman Kodak in Tennessee in 1959.

Correspondence

[postcard] "C.C." sister to W.E.R. Coad, 23 Feb 1898
Mother to W.E.R. Coad 17 Aug 1898
[postcard] "S.T.L." [?] & "J.L.U." to W.E.R. Coad 28 Sept 1907

Canadian Authors Association Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00101
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1921-1954

The bulk of the collection concerns the Toronto branch of the Association and is comprised mainly of correspondence, reports of meetings and conventions, membership lists, minutes of executive meetings, newspaper clippings, poetry, bills, receipts, financial statements, and programs.

Canadian Authors Association

Baird, George Philip (oral history)

Oral history interview with George Philip Baird, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with his decision to become a professional architect, and focusses on the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, its curricula, faculty and administration. Also discusses his student years and position on the faculty, 1967-1987, architectural practice, research, and writing and other Schools of Architecture.

Baird, George Philip

Cadario, Paul (oral history)

Oral history interview with Paul Cadario conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers interviewee's family background through post-graduation activities. Focuses on the period 1969-1982 discussing choice of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, its curricula, faculty including Dean James Milton Ham, student activities, the Students' Administrative Council, Governing Council, Oxford University and work with the Alumni Association and the Associates of the University of Toronto.

Cadario, Paul

Conacher, James Blennerhasset (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor James B. Conacher conducted by Paul A. Bator. Covers his World War II service through to 1984. Focuses on University of Toronto years, 1946-1984, discussing the Dept. of History, the Graduate Dept. of History, faculty, curricula (with particular reference to the honours course), students, student activities, buildings occupied by the departments, appointments, promotions and tenure, salaries and allowances, the University of Toronto Faculty Association, the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the Board of Governors, the Senate, developments within the university leading to the creation of Governing Counciland its operations, and relations with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Dewar, Frederick P. (oral history)

Oral history interview by Valerie Schatzker covers Dewar's family background and early education through to his predictions of the future of medicine. Focussing on the period 1930-1976, it discusses the Faculty of Medicine, student activities, staff and curriculum; the Toronto General Hospital; World War II service; the development of orthopedic surgery; post-graduate medical education and scoliosis.

Dewar, Frederick P.

Easterbrook, William Thomas James (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Paul A. Bator. Covers family background and early education through post- retirement activities, ca. 1934-1978. Focusses on his graduate work and career at Brandon College, University of California (Berkley), Harvard University and the University of Toronto's Dept. of Political Economy, its faculty, students and curricula, the effects of the Great Depression and World War II, information theory and the move to unicameralism at the University of Toronto.

Easterbrook, William Thomas James

Etkin, Bernard (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Bernard Etkin conducted by Paul A. Bator. Covers high school education though his term as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, ca. 1936-1979. Topics discussed include student orientation and initiation into the Faculty, curricula in the Faculty with particular references to the Engineering and Physics courses, his work in Canadian aeronautic industries, the effects of World War II, Ajax Division, the Association of Teaching Staff, Haist rules, Senate and Board of Governors, the Commission on University Government, student activities, the development of unicameralism and administration of the Governing Council.

Etkin, Bernard

Gow, James (oral history)

Oral history interview with Mr. James Gow conducted by Paul A. Bator. Commences with Gow's high school education through retirement. Focusses on the period 1947-1982, Gow's time on staff and he comments on the Deans and academic faculty of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, student activities, student housing, and student-administrator relations, the work of the Office of the Assistant Dean and Secretary, the Ajax Division and the effects of computers.

Gow, James

Heard, John Frederick (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers his university education through Directorship of the David Dunlap Observatory, ca. 1925-1975. Comments on his studies at the University of Western Ontario, McGill, London, and the Greenwich Observatory. Discusses the history of the David Dunlap Observatory, Clarence Augustus Chant, and the Dept. of Astronomy, with reference to its faculty, students and relations with the Observatory. Includes comments on appointments, promotions and tenure, salaries and allowances, and the effect of Sputnik I on research grants.

Heard, John Frederick

Hermant, Sydney Morris (oral history)

Oral history interview by Robin Harris. Covers entrance to the University through his election as Vice Chairman, Governing Council, ca. 1929-1975. Focuses on student activities, Hart House, the Dept.of Political Economy, W.P.M. Kennedy and the curricula in law, the efects of the Great Depression on the University, Presidents Falconer through Evans, the Students' Administrative Council, National Federation of Canadian University Students (NFCUS), the Senate, the Board of Governors, Governing Council, and the events surrounding the election of the Chancellor in 1947.

Hermant, Sydney Morris

Hogg, Helen Battles Sawyer (oral history)

Oral history interview by Valerie Schatzker. Covers family background and early education through post-retirement appointments, 1935-1976. Discusses the David Dunlap Observatory, its faculty and astronomical observations, the faculty, students and curricula of the Dept. of Astronomy. Other subjects covered include women in science and her own research on variable stars in globular clusters.

Hogg, Helen Battles Sawyer

Ireland, Frances A. (oral history)

Oral history interview with Mrs. Frances Ireland conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers family background and education through to retirement, focussing on the period 1934-1979. Subjects discussed include Trinity College, Dept. of Classics, student activities, student housing, the effects of World War II on the University, the administrative history of the University and particularly the Office of the President through the incumbencies of Presidents Cody, Smith, Bissell, Evans and Ham. Tape summary available.

Ireland, Frances A.

Ireton, Henry John Cunningham (oral history)

Oral history interview with Henry John Cunningham Ireton, by Charles Roger Myers. Covers family background and early education, 1912-1973. Focusses on the Dept. of Physics. Discusses prominent international physicists, the effects of both World Wars on physics research. Other subjects considered are Presidents Falconer, Cody, Smith and Bissell, senior faculty members and administrative staff, and the Board of Governors.

Ireton, Henry John Cunningham

Main, Oscar Warren (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Oscar Warren Main, conducted by Paul Bator. Covers the period from his arrival at the University of Toronto in 1941 through to his retirement in 1982. Discusses the history of the Centre for Industrial Relations, the Institute of Business Administration, the Faculty of Management Studies, curricula, faculty, the role of part-time students, buildings, particularly those occupied by or proposed for the Centre, Institute and Faculty, relations with the Dept. of Political Economy, particularly regarding the Commerce and Finance program, the School of Graduate Studies, Presidents Sidney Smith, Claude Bissell and John Evans, Harold Innis, Vincent Bladen, Eric Phillips, the Senate, Board of Governors and the administration of the University of Toronto.

Main, Oscar Warren

Moir, John Sargent (oral history)

Oral history interview with Douglas Tushingham and Ronald Williams conducted by John S. Moir. Interviews for John Moir's "History of Biblical Studies in Canada" (1982). The theme is biblical archaeology, with emphasis on the roles played by individuals at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum. Douglas Tushingham was Chief Archaeologist at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).

Moir, John Sargent

Northway, Mary Louise (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers family background through post-University of Toronto work at the Brora institute to 1968. The Dept. of Psychology, its faculty, students and curricula are discussed, as well as the faculty and courses in child development and child psychology in the Institute of Child Study. An account of relations between the Institute and the dept. of Psychology and the University administration is included, together with comments on her research in Sociometry and interest in camping.

Northway, Mary Louise

Phillips, Charles Edward (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Barbara Byers. Covers family background and education at Harbord Collegiate Institute through the establishment of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Focuses on the period from ca. 1925-1966, his teaching career at the University of Toronto Schools and the Ontario College of Education, curricula, faculty, students, finances, relations between Ontario College of Education and the Government of Ontario, and University of Toronto and the establishment of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Phillips, Charles Edward

Sisam, John William Bernard (oral history)

Interview conducted by Barbara Byers as part of the Library Oral History Project. It focusses on the period 1931-1971, from his graduation through to his tenure as Dean of the Faculty of Forestry. Discusses the Ontario Dept. of Lands and Forests and the Faculty's relations with the Ontario government, the provincial, national and international forestry associations, and the position of women in forestry.

Sisam, J. W. B.

Tatham, George (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Allan Irving. Covers his choice of academic field and his arrival in Canada to teach at the University of Toronto (1939-40) through to his departure in 1960. Discusses the establishment of the honors course in geography and its curricula, the administrative history of the Dept. of Geography, prominent personalities in the Dept., including Griffiths Taylor, Donald Putnam and Kenneth Hare, Harold Innis and Sidney Smith and his involvement with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association during and after World War II.

Tatham, George

Wallace, Mary Elisabeth (oral history)

Oral history interview of Mary Elisabeth Wallace by Elizabeth Wilson. Focuses on the period 1930-1974, Wallace's undergraduate professors and student activities, the School of Social Work and its relations with the Dept. of Political Economy, her career in the Dept. of Social Work and the faculty, students and curricula in the Dept. of Political Economy after World War II.

Wallace, Mary Elisabeth

C. H. D. Clarke Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00367
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1925-1980

The collection is comprised of material related to Clarke's scholarly studies and life work in wildlife conservation and management. It includes: correspondence; drafts of published and unpublished reports and conferences; articles; reprints; diaries; negatives and photographs. His unpublished drafts also include such subjects as doxology, literature, and reflections on man's relationship with nature.

Clarke, C. H. D. (Charles Henry Douglas)

Collection of 190 Pieces of Vellum Illustrating the History and Development of Handwriting

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00045
  • Manuscript Collection
  • ca. 380-1514

Collection of 190 pieces of vellum in Greek and Latin illustrating the history and development of handwriting from the 4th century until the end of the Middle Ages. Items 1-21 (which are Coptic in origin) illustrate the development of uncial writing from the beginning up to its decline in Egypt in the 9th century. All leaves, with the exception of items 106 and 170 are mounted; items 62-90 and 113-169 are bound volumes.

Worel, Charles F.

Membership and Board of Directors' meetings

Sub-series consists of notification of meetings, agendas, minutes, reports from committees (including budgets and other financial statements), proposals, forms updating the officers and directors, and other materials prepared for meetings of the New Catholic Times membership, including the annual meeting of the Board of Directors.

From 1976 to 1989, members referred to themselves as "the collective" and meetings, held approximately bi-weekly, were called Collective meetings. The annual meeting of the Board of Directors usually occurred in January or February. Records for Collective meetings for the years 1978 and 1979 are absent, as indicated on post-it notes in the records for 1980 and 1977. From 1990 on, members referred themselves as "the membership" and Membership meetings were held twice a year, with the business conducted at the fall meeting. Records for membership meetings after 1999 do not exist, though see sub-series 2 for records pertaining to meetings of the Publishing Group.

Staff meetings

Sub-series consists of agendas and minutes for meetings of the staff of the Catholic New Times for the years 2002-2006. Staff were responsible for the day-to-day aspects of producing the newspaper.

Outgoing correspondence, 1981

File consists of carbon copies of letters (most of them from Sr. Mary Jo Leddy, editor) to readers and supporters of the Catholic New Times, thanking them for their donations, suggestions, and contributions of articles, reports, and photographs. Some of the letters from Leddy also request continued contributions from regions of Canada outside of Ontario. File also includes carbon copies of letters from Leddy to staff at other publications (both Catholic and secular) regarding the use or exchange of features, columns, and photographs or the exchange of subscriptions, and carbon copies of letters from Leddy to Members of Parliament and one to Prime Minister Trudeau regarding aboriginal treaty rights. Original incoming correspondence is included with most of the letters.

Working files

Series consists of files relating to special projects carried out by the members and staff of the New Catholic Times, including the development of a mission statement in 1993, a readership survey, the reorganization of the corporation's structure in 1989, and a proposal for purchasing street boxes from which to sell the newspaper. Series is arranged chronologically. A list of files is available.

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