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James Nairn Patterson Hume fonds

  • UTA 1403
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1997

Records in this fonds document to varying degrees the dual aspects of Prof. Hume’s career – as a computer scientist and as a teacher of physics. This fonds does not, in any substantial way, document his many administrative roles within the University of Toronto or within professional associations.

For a good overview of his career, researchers should consult Series 1 Biographical for summary information on his achievements and career highlights. Series 3 Professional Correspondence also gives a good overview of what Prof. Hume was working on at a given period of time because it is varied in content and is arranged chronologically. Additional correspondence documenting these activities specifically can be found in Series 4 Publishing, Series 6 Professional Activities and Series 7 Broadcasting and Film. His research in computer science and the many ways he disseminated that knowledge through articles, talks, published works and teaching is documented in Series 4 Publishing, Series 5 Talks and Addresses and Series 6 Teaching. Researchers should note however that manuscripts do not exist for any of the computer science textbooks for which he was so well known nor are there extensive notes, memos or correspondence that discuss writing projects except some correspondence with publishers. There is, however, a good representation of his talks and lectures as well a manuscript and typescript of his textbook Physics in Two Volumes, co-authored with Donald Ivey.

His work in educational television and film is very well documented and is contained in Series 7 Broadcasting and Film. Records in this series will be of interest to researchers studying early Canadian broadcasting, educational television, and the teaching of science – in particular physics for general consumption. Several reports found in this series discuss the themes and goals of many of the programmes.

Finally, a lighter side of Prof. Hume can be found in Series 8 Arts and Letters Club, as it relates to his involvement in the Spring Review. Records in this series would be of interest to anyone researching amateur musical theatre and arts clubs generally.

Hume, James Nairn Patterson

University of Toronto. Office of the President

Consists of administrative files of J.H. Sword, Special Assistant to the President (Institutional Relations) and administrative files of the Office of the President including correspondence, minutes, reports and accounts relating to university organization and administration, centres, colleges, faculties, institutes, programs, educational associations, governments and Ontario universities.

Miller Family fonds

  • UTA 1574
  • Fonds
  • ca 1800-1941

Correspondence, letterbooks, notebooks for chemistry, ledgers, notes and clippings, publications, photoprints, artifacts of members of the Miller family, including William Lash Miller (former professor of chemistry at University of Toronto), Mrs F.L. Miller, W. Nicholas Miller, and others. Also contains material relating to Christian Science collected by Mrs. F.L. Miller. Includes fishing rod and case, ca 1870, "made by John Kay, Galt Ont and given by him to W.N.Miller and given by W.N.M. to Z.A. Lash when W.N.M. moved to England. Given by Z.A. L. to W. Lash Miller December, 1918"

Miller Family

Marie Peterkin fonds

  • UTA 1642
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1919

One University of Toronto pin and two Pi Beta Phi pin as well as a photo album documenting University College graduate, Marie Peterkin (B.A. 1919). Snapshots in album show Ms Peterkin with classmates on campus, at a convention and working at the Government Experimental Farm in Vineland Ontario.

Peterkin, Marie

John Robert Evans fonds

  • UTA 1249
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2012

Personal records of John R. Evans, president of the University of Toronto (1972-1978), consisting of correspondence, addresses, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, and photographs relating to his activities (primarily after he stepped down as president of the University of Toronto) as chair, member of boards of directors, or adviser to government and private agencies in health, educational and informational fields, including the government of Ontario, Allelix Pharmaceuticals, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, McMaster University, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Medical and Related Science Research District (MaRS), the World Bank/Rockefeller Orphan Drug and Vaccine Project, the Pew Global Stewardship Initiative, and governance generally. Also includes accounts of trips to China and Japan, and files on several conferences.

Evans, John Robert

Canoe trips

Dr. Solandt was introduced to canoes at an early age but did not take up the sport seriously until he was 41. The group that assembled for the first canoe trip into Quetico Park in 1952 formed the core of what subsequently became the

University of Toronto. Faculty of Medicine. Office of the Dean

Series I to V: Administrative files of Office of the Dean 1900-1969; Series VI: Joint Hospital Lists , 1969-1970; Series VII: Administrative files, Office of the Dean 1972-1977; Series VIII: Student Registers, 1892 - 1950; Series IX: Clippings ca 1922; Series XI: Letters and records, 1893-1906; Series XII: Records of clinical lectures (attendence), 1894-1906; Series XIII: Other including student registers (1891-1908), Meeting re curriculum and matriculation, 1923; Series XIV: Synapse includes also files relating to AMA Council on Medical Education, 1951-1960; cast for bronze plaque of Dr. J.J.R. Macleod, done by Emanuel Hahn, 1928 (broken, in pieces).

Clark family fonds

  • UTA 1143
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1888]-1994

Records documenting the activities of two generations of the Clark family who attended the University of Toronto between 1892 and 1937, as well as Osgoode Hall Law School: Herbert Abraham and his children: William Herbert David, E. Ritchie, Harriet A.L. and Martha (Mattie) Isabel.

See accession-level descriptions for further details.

Clark, Herbert Abraham

Advocacy

Throughout his teaching career at the University of Toronto, Prof. Rayside has been an advocate on gay, lesbian and feminist issues. His university advocacy activities are numerous. Between 1985 and 1987, he served on the Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women, University of Toronto. Prof. Rayside was also a Member of the Sexual Harassment Hearing Panel, University of Toronto, 1988-1992. In this capacity, he heard the first case under the new Sexual Harassment Policy, Torfason vs. Hummel. He was a founding member and coordinator of the Committee on Homophobia from 1989-1991 and remained a member until 1994. In addition, between 1989 and 1994, Prof. Rayside was a member of the Men’s Forum. He also served on the Teach-In Committee and was responsible for organising a university-wide teach-in on sexism and violence against women in 1990. Prof. Rayside also participated on the Ad hoc crisis team to handle the case of a U. of T. residence student with AIDS, 1991-1992, and helped prepare a discussion of report on university AIDS policy. He also assisted in the organisation of the “Queer Sites: Studies in Lesbian and Gay Culture” Conference in 1993.

Records in this series document Prof. Rayside’s advocacy activities and leadership on equity issues relating to gender and sexual orientation. Types of records include: correspondence, reports, briefs, notes, meeting minutes, programmes, and conference posters.

Committees documented in B1998-0029 are: Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women; Ad hoc crisis team to handle the case of a U. of T. residence student with AIDS; Men’s Forum, Queer Sites Conference Organising Committee; Sexual Harassment Hearing Panel; and Teach-In Committee.

Groups or committees documented in B2008-0023 include: Committee on Homophobia, Men’s Forum, Positive Space Campaign, Lesbian and Gay Academic Society, Toronto Centre for Gay and Lesbian Studies, Working Group on Policy Issues (response to homelessness) and the Equity Committee for the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences. Other files generally document Rayside’s involvement on issues of pay equity, diversity, human rights as well a gay and lesbian rights. There are two files that document the Bent on Change conferences in 2000 and 2002 of which Rayside was a key organizer. Finally, filed separately because of restrictions are two files documenting Rayside’s legal challenges against councillor Betty Disero over election funding.

Groups or committees documented in B2013-0015 include the Bill 7 Coalition, The Body Politic, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Community Research Initiative of Toronto, Free the Press Foundation, Committee on Homophobia, Positive Space Campaign, Right to Privacy Committee, and the Toronto Gay Community Council. There are also select files related to court cases and affidavits Prof. Rayside was involved in, or wrote, and files related to activism carried out within the University of Toronto, as well as his work related to gender issues, including the Hummel case. Files are arranged alphabetically by name of the group, organization, or person they pertain to, and in rare cases, the name of the issue they concern, if no group, organization, or person name is available. This series also contains one file of photographs and one file of artifacts.

Frederick Coates fonds

  • UTA 1160
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1975

Consists of 6 accessions which include correspondence, notes, notebooks, sketchbooks, sketches, designs for stage sets, costume designs, photoprints and photonegatives, scrapbooks documenting the artistic lives of Frederick Coates and his wife, Louise Brown. The photographs include images of Frederick's family, his military service in World War I, dance, and his work in the reconstruction of the faces of maimed soldiers, his studio and their house, and models of buildings. Also includes Guest Book for "Sherwood House", with invitations to dramatic productions held therein; three letters between members of the Hoitt family (1867, 1885). Also included are water colours of costume designs, 5 Art Deco works of art, consisting of Coates' three stage sets for 'Danse Fronds' (ca. 1929), 'Fashions' (ca. 1928), and 'The Storm Centre' (1927); a theatre design featuring a clown; and a still life entitled 'The Blue Plate' (1922). Artifacts include medals, printing blocks, pottery, 20 modelling tools and a sculpture documenting their careers and artistic work.

Coates, Frederick

Coates 2nd 1997 accession

Notes, correspondence, memorial books and a will about Frederick and Louise Coates; photoprints, photo album, slides, scrapbook, sketchbook, greeting cards, 1 oil painting, medals, printing blocks, pottery, and a sculpture documenting their careers and artistic work.

Harold Gordon Skilling sous-fonds

This sous-fonds documents the life and career of Gordon Skilling, especially his family, his formative years as a student, and his later years as an internationally recognized expert on Russia, Eastern Europe and, especially, Czechoslovakia. Researchers seeking to fill the obvious gaps in this accession should refer to the earlier accessions in the Skilling fonds in the University Archives that were donated by Professor Skilling over a period of almost two decades, beginning in 1983.

Awards and recognition

This series consists of awards, diplomas, certificates, honorary degrees, and medals awarded to Professor Skilling throughout his career—many of which are from the Czech Republic. In May 2012, several items were loaned for an exhibition in Prague (and have been returned).

All items in box /007 are oversize materials and were tightly curled. They are now stored in individual folders within a flat document box.

The medals remain in their original cases and have been indicated below. The boxes have not been numbered individually, however they should be identifiable based on the descriptions below. All medals and other artifacts are boxed together.

When appropriate, the original Czech text has been listed along with approximate English translations in square brackets.

Llewellyn Edward Jones fonds

  • UTA 1432
  • Fonds
  • [189-]-1998

This accession contains both personal and professional records created and collected by Dr. L.E. Jones, professor of engineering. Although a small percentage of this fonds documents his personal life, the vast majority of material was created after his retirement in 1972, which he created in his capacity as Faculty Archivist and Professor Emeritus. The paucity of information from the earlier years can be attributed to the loss of many of his records during the Sir Sandford Fleming building fire in 1977.

The records have been arranged into series to reflect either the type of record or the activity involved. Records documenting Jones’ personal life are filed first, followed by papers documenting both the personal, professional and academic projects and activities that he worked on during his life. There are also special series dedicated to the archival information and records that he collected as Engineering Archivist. Photographs have been placed at the end in Series XI.

Some of the records that are included in this fonds include Professor Jones personal documents such as: his student workbooks and thesis, his letters to the editor, correspondence, and activities with his church and the Hart House Glee Club. Most of the records pertain to his professional activities and consist of documents such as: correspondence, publications, lectures and student marks. There are also a significant number of files that document his involvement in Faculty activities such as the Iron Ring Ceremony, the Hall of Distinction and the Centennial and Sesquicentennial celebrations. The work that he undertook for the Faculty providing calligraphy for the inscriptions on the awards and medals that were granted by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering are also documented in many of the files. Finally, two series are dedicated to the articles that he collected documenting the history of the Faculty as well as the archival items that he acquired as Engineering Archivist.

Despite the fact that most of the records in this fonds document Professor Jones’ personal and professional activities after his retirement, they provide an interesting glimpse into his life while assuming the role of Engineering Archivist and Professor Emeritus. As the Engineering Archivist, Jones collected a variety of rich and interesting documents pertaining to some of the early pioneers within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. In addition to collecting material, Jones also documented the Faculty by photographing notable individuals and events. This fonds would therefore be useful to those individuals interested in examining the life of Professor Jones, as well as researchers who wish to delve into the history of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

Jones, Llewellyn Edward

Ham 2001 accession

Records consist of few pieces of personal correspondence mainly to Mary Ham related to the death of James Ham, mementos and one sound recording of the commemoration service for E.J. Pratt. Also includes to files on donations to scholarship funds made in Ham's
memory.

Ham 2002 accession

Records in this accession relate to several series established in B1997-0010, and include personal correspondence, clippings, memorabilia, notebooks and scrapbooks. Also includes many diplomas and honours, artifacts, slides and photographs. Of particular note is documentation relating to J.M. Ham's trip to India as a representative to the World University Services in 1953 as well as personal correspondence with family while a student at MIT in 1946-47.

University of Toronto. Department of Public Affairs

One video documents President Prichard's address at Spring Reunion on June 3, 2000. A CD containing photographs and a web presentation document the dedication of the Roy Oglesby Room at 21 King's College Circle. Two CDs document the University of Toronto 175th Banners. They contain portraits (Tif files) as well as images of each banner (PDF files). There are 136 people, mainly famous or accomplished alumni and faculty.
Three paper bags to commemorte President Prichard's farwell with cartoon on the side.

Employment

Except for photographs, this series contains little documentation on Davidson Black’s employment before 1917 when he enlisted with the Canadian Army Medical Corps and went overseas. The bulk of this series relates to his work in China at the Peking Union Medical College, his anthropological research including his discovery of "Peking man", and his travels within China and to Mongolia, India, Siam, and elsewhere.

The files contain correspondence, photographs, addresses, and publications (including some drafts), and memorabilia. Most of the photographs were taken by Dr. Black himself, though some were taken by Adena and others (especially presentation copies) by friends and colleagues. Dr. Black carefully annotated many of the photos he took, often in considerable detail even to the time of day and the shutter speed used. Included are a few glass-plate negatives and about 50 lantern slides. The negatives are usually dated and were kept except if they were in good condition. On his travels, Dr. Black collected autographed photographs of many of the scientists and academics he met; these are included in this series.

Artwork, photographs, and artifact

Series consists of artwork, photographs, printing plates, and an artifact collected by McIlwraith. Material covers a range of subjects and media types. Photographs include images of archaeological digs and sites, collected images such as a cabinet card of a meeting of the Six Nation Chiefs (August 1871) and images of artifacts, as well as postcards and informal snapshots. Series also includes artwork: Inuit drawings identified with the Canadian Northern Survey Department, a series of string figure drawings made by Abel Moses and Margaret Shanoush, as well as some additional collected drawings. Finally there is one carved stone artifact that remains unidentified as to its origins or purpose.

Royal Canadian Air Force. Women's Division

The series partially documents Francess Halpenny’s activities with the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as a meteorological observer in Torbay (Newfoundland) in 1943 and 1944, and in Summerside (Prince Edward Island) in 1945. It also partially documents her contribution to the RCAF publication, "Wings Overseas", in 1943 and 1944.

The series consists of 4 files including registration certificates, a library card, personal notes about the life at Torbay, correspondence and copies of "Wings Overseas" and "Summerside" publications. It also includes one copy of publication "Per Ardua: A pictorial History of the RCAF, Torbay 1944" ; a photograph of Halpenny’s class at the weather course for airwomen, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario, December 1942 ; Halpenny’s badges and insignia, [1943-1945] ; and a thank you note received from Theodore L. Wiacek family, after his death in 1998.

Harry Morris Cassidy fonds

  • UTA 1128
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1952

Personal records of Harry M. Cassidy, documenting his academic and professional activities as well as family records relating to his wife, Beatrice Pearce and children. The bulk of the records are found in accession B1972-0022 and consists of biographical files and articles; personal and professional correspondence; diaries (1917-1924) and a scrapbook; certificates and diplomas; papers, examinations, research notes and supporting pamphlets and articles; lecture notes and related teaching material; drafts of articles and books, with accompanying correspondence and research material and notes; book reviews; articles and addresses; photoprints; administrative files relating primarily to the teaching of social work at the University of Toronto, to committee work, and to special projects; course outlines, student assignments and grades; poems and stories written by Harry Cassidy and others; files relating to the Harry Cassidy Memorial Research Fund; artifacts consisting of World War I memorabilia and an academic hood.

Accession B1983-0007 (1 box) consists of membership files for associations and organizations in his field; biographical files; correspondence relating primarily to his employment as a professor of social work at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Toronto; articles, a brief to the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations (1938), and notes for an address.

Cassidy, Harry Morris

Personal and biographical

This series contains material relating to Professor Spencer’s birth, childhood and later birthdays; childhood stories, plays, and poems; reunions and other post-graduate activities at McGill University and the University of Oxford; honours received; and files relating to the residences that he had owned. Also present are copies of his curriculum vitae, security documents regarding the Department of External Affairs, and material reflecting his long association with the Canadian military in the form of Remembrance Day ceremonies and VE-Day and other celebrations related to World War II.

Travel

This series documents Professor Spencer’s travels, both for pleasure and for academic and other professional purposes. The first of his trips documented here is to New York City in 1946; the last is to Europe in 2011.

The files contain an assortment of flight information, correspondence, itineraries, invitations, notes, postcards, diaries and reports (indicated below where they exist), programmes for a wide variety of events, menus, tickets, passenger lists, booklets, maps, photographs, press clippings, and other memorabilia. The arrangement is chronological by trip. Beginning in April, 1977 and continuing while he was director until his retirement in 1986, a lot of Professor Spencer’s travel was done as an extension of the work of the Centre for International Studies. For the first of these trips, he wrote a detailed report of his activities. The often extensive correspondence in these files ranges from that with Canadian government, consular, and military officials to military officials at NATO and elsewhere in Europe and England, to academic and government personnel in Western Europe. Included are files on Professor Spencer’s involvement with the Atlantic Council of Canada, the Committee on Atlantic Studies, and the Canadian Studies Association.

Some of the folders in this series contain correspondence, postcards, reports, and other items that are well outside the dates of the activities being described.

The photoprints, postcards, and artifacts (pin buttons) have been retained in the relevant files. Files containing receipts only (such as transportation, car rentals, luggage, and accommodation) were not kept and the retention of such material in other files is selective. Fax paper, where present, has been photocopied and the original faxes, most of which had deteriorated badly, have been destroyed.

Additional information about some of these trips can be found in Series 7: Correspondence.

Frank Wayne Peers fonds

  • UTA 1673
  • Fonds
  • 1932-2016

Personal records of Frank Peers, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science. Records relate to his personal life, education and to his activities as a donor to and alumnus of the University of Toronto and University of Alberta. Included are biographical materials; personal correspondence; photographs; yearbooks; diplomas; his MA and PhD dissertations; and files relating to his donations to the University of Alberta and the Univesity of Toronto.

Peers, Frank

Stacey 1990 accession

This accession documents Stacey's personal life, his academic achivements as teacher and historian as well as his administrative duties within the Department of National Defence, Directorate of History. Includes correspondence, diaries and notebooks, addresses and lectures, manuscripts and publications, subject files, student papers, photographs, and personal memorabilia.

Stacey 2nd 1993 accession

Consists of correspondence of C.P. Stacey to his mother during World War II, sympathy cards, estate accounts and papers related to death of Mrs. Jennie (Pearl) Margaret Stacey, mother of C.P. Stacey (1964-1968); medals of C.P. Stacey; photos of C.P. Stacey at Oxford and Princeton: portrait (c1920-1950).

Stacey 2006 accession

Consists of convocation programmes for the awarding of honorary degrees to Vincent Massey (1947) and Francois Charles Archile Jeanneret (1951) and address by Massey on occasion of centenary of University College (1953); programme for the annual reunion dinner, University College, 1948; programme for the 'Science and Technology Studies Toronto 80' conference at the University of Toronto (1980); framed crest of the Royal Regiment of Canada, presented to C. P. Stacey (n.d.).

Cockburn Family fonds

  • UTA 1162
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1958

Personal records documenting the careers of Alexander Peter Cockburn and his children, Jean Elizabeth Munro, Harriet Macmillan Cockburn, James Roy Cockburn, Cecilia Catherine Cockburn, and Mary Barnfield. The records include diaries, certificates, legal documents, course notes and term papers, lecture notes, notes, medical case books, addresses, publications, blueprints, design drawings, photographs, lantern slides, sketches, trench and other military maps (First World War), press clippings and medals. The most extensive series record the activities of Alexander Peter Cockburn as president of the Muskoka and Nipissing Navigation Company; Harriet Cockburn as a medical doctor, especially relating to her service in Serbia during the First World War; Jean Munro's career as an artist in France; and Roy Cockburn's career as professor of engineering drawing in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, and his military service in the First World War with the Royal Engineers in France and with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under General Allenby in Palestine.

Photographs include Cockburn family members at and near Muskoka and at Moose Factory, Ontario; James Roy Cockburn with the Canadian Officers Training Corps, University of Toronto Contingent, and on his First World War military service in the Middle East. Taken by Charles W. Willey; Farmer Bros.; Park Bros.; Topley Photography; Notman & Fraser; F.W. Micklethwaite; Swaine Photography; C. Raad, Jerusalem.

Cockburn Family

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