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Papers of Father John O'Connor

Series consists of a collection of hand-written and typed manuscripts, poems, translations and radio transcripts created and accumulated by Monsignor John O'Connor, as well as his correspondence, collected ephemera (including news clippings, Christmas cards, posters, pamphlets, and small press publications) and research notes. The majority of the material relates to O'Connor's friendship with the author G.K. Chesterton, although O'Connor also translated Latin religious poetry and composed his own verse and wrote prose pieces on literature, Church history, morality, religion and philosophy.

Manuscripts

Series consists of draft manuscripts and typescripts of more than 150 books and articles, forewords and introductions, sermons, and talks by Henri Nouwen. The date range of the materials is from 1956 to 1996. The series contains drafts of 49 of his articles and drafts of 41 books (Nouwen published over 300 articles and 39 books in his lifetime). In addition to handwritten drafts or typescripts some files may also include loose notes (usually background reading notes), galley and print proofs, administrative papers, correspondence regarding the materials, and photographs and artwork used in the process of publication.

The materials in the Series reflect Nouwen’s general writing process: for the most part he hand-wrote his works on foolscap or in hard-back journals, often he created reading notes pertaining to the subject he was writing on, drafts were typed by an administrative assistant and then circulated to friends and other readers for comment. He saved all of the drafts, often incorporating the notes made by himself and other readers, in order to create one final work.

Common themes present in the drafts include: spirituality, love, God, psychology, theology, relationships, prayer, ministry, and Christian life. Nouwen often reflected on his own spiritual journey and experiences in his works in journal form. This writing was often deeply personal and it is for this reason that some of the manuscripts and drafts are restricted from use, including Man at the Watershed, A Spiritual Journey, Taken, Blessed, Broken, Given (parts of which were published in Life of the Beloved), The Inner Voice of Love, Adam, and Sabbatical Journey.

With exception of the sermons, most material has been published. Eight transcripts have been identified as unpublished, including a book on Anton T. Boisen based on Nouwen’s doctoral thesis, a draft of a work about Nouwen’s friend Richard Alan White, and notes for a book Nouwen began in 1991 regarding the trapeze and the spiritual life as well as some of the restricted material listed above. See file descriptions for more information on each work.

The series has been arranged into two sub-series:

    1. Books and articles
    1. Talks and sermons

Each of these sub-series has sub-sub-series, files, and items. They have been arranged chronologically.

Photographs

Series consists of colour and black and white photographs (including negatives) accumulated by Nouwen, and colour slides taken by him and others. Photographs not taken by Nouwen were gathered mainly from friends and acquaintances through correspondence, over a period of approximately 30 years. The photographs were stored by Nouwen and his administrative assistant(s) in files, or displayed on one of several large bulletin boards Nouwen used in his office and photograph albums compiled. Some photographs that arrived with correspondence were kept in the General Files series with their letter of origin, while others which were not clearly attached to a letter were separated and added to this series.

Subject matter depicted in the photographs include professional portraits of Nouwen; Nouwen in both his professional and private capacities at: the Yale and Harvard Divinity Schools, and at L'Arche Daybreak (leading church services, at birthdays and Christmas celebrations), religious events (baptisms, first communions, ordinations and weddings); as well as his travels to Peru and Bolivia, the United States, France, and other countries; and with his family in the Netherlands both as a child and as an adult. Photographs also depict Nouwen's friends, their families, and L'Arche Daybreak assistants and core members. In addition, a large number of photographs in this series (approximately one fifth), document Nouwen's time spent in Germany with a flying trapeze troupe, The Flying Rodleighs.

Slides were taken by Nouwen of Martin Luther King, Jr’s civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, AL, in March 1965; of the University of Notre Dame; vacations, including a trip to Greece; and of Nouwen with Rodleigh Stevens of The Flying Rodleighs in 1995.

This series is arranged in three sub-series:

1.15.1. Photographs Accumulated by Henri Nouwen
1.15.2. Early Personal Photographs
1.15.3. Photograph Albums

The series include both file- and item-level descriptions. Photographs and slides are arranged in chronological order where possible.

Collected materials

Series consists of material collected by Nouwen on topics, people, and issues of interest. Nouwen used this material for articles, books, lectures, talks, sermons, general interest, and as reference for his duties as pastor, friend, researcher, and writer. Includes journal articles, books, sound recordings, newspaper clippings, photographs, newsletters, and manuscripts. See sub-series level descriptions for more detail.

The series has been arranged in the following six sub-series:
1.12.1. Materials regarding Thomas Merton
1.12.2. Circus material (excluding unpublished manuscripts which are located in the Manuscript Series)
1.12.3. Collected articles
1.12.4. Collected audio cassettes
1.12.5. Postcards and icons
1.12.6. Materials regarding Seward Hiltner

Infrasizer Ltd.

This series documents Etkin’s research activities relating to Infrasizer Ltd.. This company was founded in 1937 by University of Toronto mining professor H.E.T. Haultain as a means of building and distributing his Infrasizer, a particle separator that he invented for use in processing minerals. When Etkin became Dean of Engineering in 1973, he became the defacto president of Infrasizer Ltd. Files at the beginning of this series contain mainly correspondence and reports relating the administration of Infrasizer Ltd during Etkin’s period as Dean (1973-1979).

While in his capacity as director of the company, he set out to improve on the model. The result was the Infrasizer MK III a laboratory device and the Tervel Separator developed for commercial use. Most of the records in this series document the development of these two inventions. Includes information on patents and use of the MK III model for industry clients (filed alphabetically by client name) as well as the attempt to manufacture and market the Tervel Separator.

Photographs

Photographs document the personal and professional life of Dr. W. Harding le Riche including his time as an epidemiologist in South Africa and in Canada at the University of Toronto. There are early images of le Riche and Grant ancestors, as well as the le Riche family in Pretoria. There are some early photos of the skeleton dig at the Sterkfontein caves in 1936. Portraits and snapshots cover Le Riche’s time as a student at University of Witwatersrand and at Harvard University. Many snapshots document his arrival in Canada and his family’s early years in their adopted country.

Photographs, both amateur and professional document his professional life including attending conferences making speeches and receiving awards. Events at the University are also documented including celebrations around the 50th anniversary of the discovery of insulin in 1971 and general photos of the students and faculty of the School of Hygiene (1960-70s).

Finally, le Riche had a collection of portraits of well know scientists in the public health field who would most likely have been his peers or pioneers in this field of medicine.

Accession B1989-0046

Consists of biographical files, mementoes, addresses, manuscripts and publications (1950-1988), curricula and lecture notes in epidemiology (1960's to 1976), lecture notes in public health sanitation, international health, and School of Hygiene documenting Prof. le Riche's career in epidemiology in the School of Hygiene and its successor departments. Includes photoprints.

Consulting

Records in this series again document Etkin’s research and the application of this research by industry. Files most often contain correspondence, reports, notes and invoices relating to research undertaken. Early in his career, he worked as a consultant for several Canadian aviation firms including DeHavilland, Avro, and Found Brothers Aviation of Malton Ont. . By the early 1960s, professors of the UTIAS founded AERCOL Aerospace Engineering Research Consultants and as a member of this group, Etkin continued consulting work for the aviation industry including companies such as DeHavilland SPAR, General Electric and Goodyear, all of which had aerospace divisions.

Many of the client files documented in this series represent clients such as architectural firms and industrial firms requesting wind tunnel tests on structures, consultation on wind loads and the design and testing of air curtains. Of particular note is the wind tunnel test done for Parkins and Associates on the “new” Toronto City Hall design in 1960. The original award winning design had to be modified after it failed the wind tunnel tests. The initial uproar that ensued at city hall and in the media drew attention to Etkin’s research in his state of the art wind tunnel. For Etkin’s recollection of this event, see his recent talk to the Engineering Alumni Association found in Series 2 - Lectures, Talks and Seminars (B2004-0017/005(42).

Addresses

This series is a compilation of addresses, speeches and talks given by Dr. Safarian at public and academic functions over a period of nearly four decades. They document Dr. Safarian's chief concerns of foreign investments, national management policies and multinational corporations.

The files contain drafts of addresses, addresses, notes, research materials and press clippings. Arrangement is chronological. Some of the addresses were originally created as subject files by Dr. Safarian.

Photographs

This series primarily consists of portraits and family photographs. Some photographs have inscriptions on the back. This series reflects Professor Bay’s personal life and also provides a few graphic records of his professional activities.

Graphic material and film

Files in this series contain photographs, and graphic materials relating to Gallie’s professional and personal life. Many of the photographs are miscellaneous figures and graphics that may have been used in papers, lectures, and talks. This series also includes a film of one of Gallie’s operations. The files in this series have been arranged chronologically.

Law school activities

The records in this series document Professor Friedland’s activities as a student, professor of law, and as an administrator in his capacity as dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.

Personal

Davidson Black kept a diary throughout much of his adult life. There are 28 volumes in this series. The earliest is for 1902, the year he entered medicine at the University of Toronto; it includes a tally of monthly expenses. The last diary is for 1934, the final entry being for 9 March, six days before his death. For each of the years 1922 and 1925, there are two volumes of diaries. There are no diaries present for the years 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, and 1912. The diary Davidson kept while on active service during World War I is filed with his service records in Series 4. Most of the entries are brief as the diaries, except for 1902, are small. Some of the loose entries with the diaries are longer.

A number of items document his personal activities. The earliest is a small well-thumbed copy of 'The Book of Common Prayer', presented to him by his mother on his 9th birthday in 1893. A notebook, a journal, and permits document his early interest in ornithology. Finally, there are files of memorabilia, poems and sketches, and on honours bestowed on him later in life, along with twelve diplomas and certificates.

Peace and International affairs

Prof. Paul's involvement in peace activities dates from the mid-1970's. Included are correspondence, reports, briefs, papers etc from international conferences such as the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute conference on "Technical aspects of control of fissionable materials in non-military applications" (1978), the Canadian Study Group on Arms Control and Disarmament located on the University of Toronto campus and the 40th Anniversary Potsdam Conference. Also included are unpublished and published articles and papers, clippings, colour photoprints and negatives of participants at the Conference on Security and cooperation in Europe.

Photographs

Photoprints of John and Mrs. Galbraith and other family members at Port Hope, Ontario.

Photoprints

Three black and white prints of Hartle standing in front of the sign for the Institute of Policy Analysis.

Photograph

This series consists of one item, a portrait of Harold Innis, Helleiner's colleague in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Toronto. The portrait was taken by the Toronto photographers Ashley & Crippeu.

Scrapbooks (microfilm copies)

This series consists of 10 negative microfilm reels of Robert S. Gill's personal scrapbooks which he loaned to the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library (Theatre Dept) for microfilming. He retained the originals after the project was completed

Photographs and negatives

Series consists mainly copy prints collected of historical photographs of the Physics department. Most were in an album and page numbers are indicated on the folders. Some originals are included.

Royal Society of Canada

The series partially documents Francess Halpenny’s participation into activities of the Royal Society of Canada, from 1982 to 1991. It partially documents her participation to the Royal Society of Canada centennial celebrations, in 1982 ; her involvement as a member and president of the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences Council, also called Council Academy II, from 1982 to 1988. The series also partially document Halpenny’s involvement in promoting women’s place in scholarship by participating into activities of the Affirmative Action Committee in 1988 and 1989 ; by giving lectures and talks about women in scholarship during a tour of the Maritimes in 1990 ; by participating in the discussion “Women in scholarship : One step forward, two steps back?” at the Society’s annual meeting in Victoria (British Columbia), in 1990 ; and by participating into the conception of the booklet "Claiming the Future".

The series consists of 10 files including minutes of meetings, personal notes, drafts of reports, correspondence, press releases and press clippings. The series also includes 2 photographs of Dr. Halpenny taken during the Society’s annual meeting in Winnipeg, 1986 ; one photograph with Professor Laurent Dennis during a reception at the Faculty of Library and Information Science reception in honour of her election to the Royal Society of Canada.

Works of Art

Frieda Fraser was a amateur artist who sketched most of her life. While she drew only for herself and her friends, the items in this series, and scattered through her correspondence and notebooks elsewhere, demonstrate more than a little talent. Dr. Fraser had a good eye for form (human, animal, or nature) and the small events in life that amused her. Her letters to Bud are a particularly revealing source of her artistic humour.

The earliest sketch here is one she made as a child on 30 September, 1906 and the latest date from 1964. Included are two fine watercolours, untitled but probably of the Go Home Bay area where she often vacationed. Dr. Fraser also experimented with block printing and there are several examples in this series.

Biographical and personal files

This series is divided into two sections. The first contains biographical sketches and curriculum vitae, press clippings and articles about Dr. Solandt, along with photocopies of his birth certificate and copies of his will and that of his first wife, Elizabeth. There is correspondence with Elizabeth regarding their marriage, with relatives and friends, and relating to appointments. Also present is a cash book detailing personal expenses between 1923 and 1946, a diary of Dr. Solandt’s first trip to Europe in 1929.

The first portion of this series concludes with the programme for the Solandt Symposium on Organizing and Managing the Practical Application of Science to Problems in Peace and War (Queen’s University at Kingston, 1994), programs for dinners of the Royal Canadian Engineers 3rd Field Engineer Regiment and the Royal Canadian Signals 11th Signal Regiment, a presentation copy of Donald Y. Solandt’s Highways to Health, and a resolution by Donald M. Solandt (Omond and Donald’s father) to the Presbyterian Synod of Manitoba in 1915.

The second section of this series consists of diaries and daybooks (largely the latter), beginning with an account of Dr. Solandt’s trip to Europe in the summer of 1929 while he was an undergraduate at the University of Toronto. Dr. Solandt kept only the occasional diary, of which three are represented in this series. The first is for May, 1945 as the war ended in Europe. The last two both cover his trip to Japan in October-December, 1945 to study the effects of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These diaries are followed by "CDRB's U.K. Visit" (undated); an account book of Solandt's visit to the United Kingdom in November, 1966, and his American address book.

The remainder of the volumes in this series are daybooks and “pocket diaries”, of which Dr. Solandt created a large number. In the former, usually with the manufacturer’s label of as “diary” or “date book”, he recorded his appointments and, occasionally, his expenses and other related notations. These date from 1941, when he first went to Lulworth, to 1988. The volumes for 1945, 1947,1948, 1957, 1958, 1979, and 1986 are absent, either because they were never kept or, perhaps, were not written up in the same manner. For 1945, for instance, there are entries for January, June, and July in two different volumes, but none for the whole year. For two years (1956; 1971, where the second volume has "Mayo Muir" below Dr. Solandt's name and the entries are not in his hand) there are two volumes.

The "pocket diaries" complement the appointment books. The earliest year represented is 1945, the latest, 1988. There are no volumes for 1948-1951, 1953, 1957, and 1959-1965. For 1958, there are also two volumes containing notes on Dr. Solandt's European trip in March and appointments for another in July, and "at a glance" volumes both for 1958 and 1959.

For accounts of travel experiences, either for pleasure or work, see Series 11: Canoe trips and Series 13: Travel.

Activities files

These "activity files" (so named by Dr. Solandt) range from the clubs to which he belonged, to professional associations, and to organizations that had scientific and/or social implications in which he was particularly interested, such as the Canadian Nuclear Association. Their scope moves from local to international and several levels in between.

The files contain a corresponding variety of material, ranging from correspondence, manu-scripts, and notes, to memoranda, programs, pamphlets, reports. Their arrangement is alphabetical by name of event, individual or organization. Included are files on the Conference of Experts to Study the Methods of Detecting Violations of a Possible Agreement on the Suspension of Nuclear Weapons Tests (1958), for which Dr. Solandt was a member of the Western delegation.

Associations and committees

An active joiner and participant, Dr. Solandt belonged to many associations and sat on many committees. Those documented here are those he was most interested in and his involvement often lasted many years. The title for this series is Dr. Solandt

Travel files

Omond Solandt traveled frequently and widely in pursuit of his professional and personal interests. On a single trip he might act in several capacities. The principal trips are several visits to northern Canada, to Russia (1964 and 1971), and to New Zealand and Antarctica (1966).

This series contains itineraries, correspondence, notes, programs, addresses, diaries, pamphlets, press coverage, publications, photoprints and maps. The files are usually arranged by destination and year rather than the organization(s) on behalf of which he was undertaking a trip.

Defence Research Board

In 1946 Dr. Solandt was called back to Ottawa where he was appointed as Director-General of Defence Research. The following year he was invited to become the founding chair of the Defence Research Board of Canada which was responsible for co-ordinating and directing defence science and research and development for the three armed services.

While most of the records generated by the Defence Research Board are in Ottawa, the correspondence, addresses, press clippings, articles, pamphlets, reports and photoprints (see Series 44) in this series provide a succinct overview of Solandt

Science Council of Canada

Prime Minister Pearson invited Omond Solandt to become the founding chair of the Science Council of Canada in 1966. He held the position until 1972 and remained actively interested in the affairs of the Council until it was disbanded. This is reflected in the correspondence, a collection of the addresses Dr. Solandt gave, minutes, memoranda, reports and photoprints contained in this series.

Included are files on the Gandhi Centenary Conference on Science, Education, and Non-violence, held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India in 1969, and, for the post-1972 years, files on the Science Council

Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering (C-CORE)

The Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering was established at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1975 through funds supplied by the Devonian Foundation of Calgary. Omond Solandt was appointed to its Board of Advisors and David Grenville as administrator.

The correspondence, minutes, reports and related material in this series documents how C-CORE was able to survive and thrive as a small applied research organization at the easternmost tip of Canada.

International Centre for Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA)

In July of 1975 Dr. Solandt was hired as a consultant to help in the establishment of ICARDA in the Middle East. He was elected as Vice-Chairman of the Board in January, 1976 and remained a member of it until 1981. During this time he carried out numerous duties. As Senior Consultant he was the chief executive officer for ongoing activity. A prominent part of his duties was to recommend to the ICARDA subcommittee specific sites for ICARDA research stations in Lebanon, Syria and Iran. Visits were made and reports written though, in the case of Iran, they were not acted upon. In 1977 he advised the selection committee on the choice of a new Director-General for ICARDA.

This series includes correspondence, background files, memoranda, minutes, reports, site selection reports, maps, press coverage, pamphlets, publications, and a plaque that document in detail Dr. Solandt

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB)

Dr. Solandt was a member of the original Board of ICDDRB, which inaugurated the new organization to replace the Cholera Research Centre in 1979, and remained on it until 1982. While there he took considerable interest in the financial management of the Centre, and was also concerned with maintaining its international status.

This series contains detailed correspondence, minutes, memoranda and reports documenting the problems that ICDDRB faced and the limited success that was met by Dr. Solandt and others in addressing them. Dr. Solandt

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

When IRRI was founded in the 1960s, with headquarters in Manila, its mandate was to improve the productivity of the rice farmers, especially in the poor parts of Asia. While it was outstand-ingly successful, by the late 1980s serious management problems had arisen. In 1988 Dr. Solandt was invited to participate in a review of the Institute.

His summary of his activities, the correspondence, panel discussions, and the drafts of reports in this series document the issues that were investigated and the recommendations that were made.

Professional associations and activities

Professor Franceschetti has been deeply involved with a number of professional associations, especially the Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana (AISLLI), the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and its publication committee, and the Canadian Society for Italian Studies (CSIS). The files on AISLLI are particularly extensive, partly because its 12th convention was held in Canada, with Professor Franceschetti as co-ordinator of the organizing committee. There are files on most of the other AISLLI conventions between 1983 and 1997and some of its general assembly meetings. With CSIS, most of the files document Professor Franceschetti’s work as associate editor and then editor of its journal, Quaderni d’Italianistica. The files here include extensive correspondence with the writers of articles and some financial records. There are also files on CSIS’ nominating committee and most of its annual conferences.

The other organizations documented in this series are the American Association for Italian Studies (its 1980 and 1990 conferences), the American Boccaccio Association, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (its 1990 conference), the Canadian Mediterranean Institute and its Canadian Academic Centre in Italy, the Centro di Studi Umanistici “Angelo Poliziano”, the Dante Society of Toronto, the Humanities Research Council of Canada, the International Association of Hispanists, and the Modern Language Association of America. The series ends with a file on the World Petrarch Conference in Washington, DC in 1974.

The files contain a wide range of correspondence, minutes of meetings, grant applications, programmes, some drafts of addresses, legal documents such as constitutions, appraisals of applications for funding of publications, and associated material, and posters.

Manuscripts and publications

The first box (box 10) in this series contains general correspondence relating to books sent for review and information about sources and related material; additional general correspondence and notes for reviews; and correspondence about books sent for review to Quaderni d’Italianistica. These general files are followed by reviews arranged chronologically, with the files containing any combination of notes for and drafts of reviews and covering correspondence, and posters.

Professor Franceschetti’s prolific publication record of articles and books is outlined in the biographical sketch above. The remainder of the series consists of files relating to manuscripts submitted for publication and articles and books that were published. Only
the first of his three books is documented in much detail, but over thirty of his eighty-plus articles are present, usually in draft format (though some files contain no drafts) and often with covering correspondence and/or notes.

Publicity, correspondence, and various other documents

Series consists of newspaper articles by and about Leslie Bell, concert programs, scrapbooks, documents from the Canadian Music Educators' Association (CMEA), and photographs. Bell wrote a column for the Toronto Star from 1950 until 1961, and many of his columns are included in this series. The CMEA documents are included as Bell was a founder of the association and its executive director from 1959 until his death in 1962. He also edited the Canadian Music Educator journal during that time. The series also contains a file of correspondence, photographs, and certificates for Bell's son L. Richard Bell.

Biographical

This series gives researchers a good overview of Prof. Hume’s career and highlights. It includes biographical sketches, C.V., clippings, awards and correspondence regarding his various appointments. Photographs of Prof. Hume and relating to his career have also been placed in this series including portraits, a photo of Prof. Hume at a 1969 IFIP meeting and early computer installations in the Computer Centre. Finally, there is one framed painting of the Sanford Fleming building that hung in his office.

Photographs

Series consists of photograph collections of N.J. Turnbull. There are twelve albums containing 432 photographs of the Royal Commission on Forestry relating to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1954. There are also two photo albums containing approximately 600 photographs in total that focus on Kukatush, Kapuskasing, Spring Camp, Smoky Line, Groundhog River Drive, and St. Williams, ranging in date from 1946 – 1953. In addition to the photo albums, there are also 8 loose photographs. Six of these were found in Album 2 [B2014-0018/003P(01)] and two from N.J. Turnbull’s Daily Journal [B2014-0018/003(04)]. The majority of the photographs have descriptions and identifications on the verso.

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