Print preview Close

Showing 2789 results

Archival description
Print preview View:

International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study (IFIAS)

IFIAS was founded in Sweden in 1972 and Solandt, who had been involved in some of the early planning, was appointed to a panel of Special Advisors. Although he was never very active, he gave specific advice when asked. One of his principal contributions was to get the University of Toronto involved in IFIAS through the Institute of Environmental Studies, the first university to receive membership in it. Although his term as Special Advisor ended in 1985, he strongly opposed the move of the headquarters of IFIAS to Canada the following year.

While Dr. Solandt did not keep much of the mass of paper IFIAS produced, the correspondence, minutes, briefs, reports, and publications in this series provide a summary of its activities during his association with it.

Northwest Territories. Science Advisory Board

Dr. Solandt was the founding chair of the Science Advisory Board, serving between 1976 and 1983. Included is correspondence and minutes of meetings of the Science Advisory Board, 1976-1983; drafts of its publications and reports, 1978-1983; correspondence and reports relating to conferences, task forces, and studies commissioned by the Science Advisory Board or in which it was interested.

Centro Internacional de Majorimiente de Maiz y Trigo/International Maize And Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)

Dr. Solandt was appointed to the Board of CIMMYT in 1976 and remained for ten years, until April, 1986. One his last official acts was to participate in the selection of a new Director-General. He also sat on the Board of another of the CGIAR centres, ICARDA, and two that were similar but not part of CGIAR, the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His experience in CIMMYT was central to all this involvement. After he retired from the Board, he conducted, in April, 1988, a brief management review of the organization as a prelude to a more extensive review by CGIAR later in the year.

This series contains correspondence, agenda books for Board meetings, notes, notices, memo-randa, drafts of reports and reviews, other reports and publications, programs and photoprints that provide detailed coverage of the functions of the organization and Solandt

Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada

When Pierre Gendron took over as Director of PPRIC, he obtained approval from the Board to appoint a small committee to report on specific issues that were raising concerns amongst the members of the Institute. Dr. Solandt chaired the committee, which met during the early months of 1978 and presented a report in May.

This series contains correspondence relating to the activities of the Review Committee, along with minutes, memoranda, notes, and reports.

Canadian Forestry Advisory Council

While Dr. Solandt was working on his report for the PPRIC, it became apparent that the amount of forestry research being done in Canada was declining every year. Pierre Gendron proposed that the CFAC should commission a quick survey of the volume of forestry research being done in every agency that could be located in Canada. A Steering Committee was created to execute the study, which was carried out by Dr. Solandt in 1979.

The correspondence, notes, minutes, memoranda, reports, drafts of reports, and replies to questionnaires document the procedures and methodology that Dr. Solandt undertook in preparing his report.

IMASCO/CDC Research Foundation

Late in 1978 Murray Koffler asked Omond Solandt to serve on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the IMASCO/CDC Research Foundation which he had recently established. Solandt stayed until its last farewell luncheon on 25 November, 1985.

The Committee generated a great volume of paper but Dr. Solandt was very selective in what he retained, keeping only significant correspondence, minutes, and some reports. These records provide a bird


Dr. Solandt was much in demand as a public speaker, especially with professional, service, and educational organizations and groups. Often he served as a keynote speaker or, especially in later years, as an “after dinner” speaker.

The records in this series consist of notes on cards for addresses, covering correspondence for and typed drafts of speeches given. There are approximately 350 in total and the arrangement of them is chronological. They comprise the bulk of Dr. Solandt’s addresses that have survived; the remainder can be found within the Omond Solandt fonds, especially in accessions B1993-0041/002 and B1994-0020/002(05)-(30). Others are scattered here and there elsewhere in other series in these and other accessions in the fonds.

Education (PhD / Cambridge University)

Series consists of two bound essays on mathematical logic presented as part of Ian Hacking’s doctorate at Cambridge University. The essays are entitled Part 1: Proof and Part 2: Strict Implication and Natural Deduction.

Notebooks, diaries, and day planners

Series consists of diaries, day planners, and notebooks that document the daily activities and reflections of Ian Hacking at various points in his adult life. The early diaries record aspects of his relationship with Judith Baker and as well as his former marriages.

Writing and publishing

Series consists of records related to I. Hacking’s publishing activity and is divided into the following sub-series:
5.1: Reviews
5.2: Publishing agreements and correspondence
5.3 Manuscripts and drafts
5.4 Articles
5.5 Reviews of I. Hacking’s publications

Material includes reprints of articles and reviews written by Dr. Hacking in addition to press clippings that provide commentary on his work. Also included within the series are correspondence and publishing agreements. The subject matter reflected in the series broadly covers the philosophy of science and mathematics, natural kinds and categorization, rhetoric, logic, psychiatric disorders and trauma.

Records of the Women’s Student Union Advisory Committee / Wymilwood Committee

Series consists of the minutes of the Women's Student Union Advisory Committee and minutes of the Wymilwood Committee. Also includes reports of the Head of the Union, the Union's financial records, lists of members, and ephemera from the opening of Wymilwood.

Women’s Student Union Advisory Committee

Employment: Columbia University and University of Toronto

The records in this series relate entirely to Professor Franceschetti’s teaching and administrative duties at the University of Toronto, except for the first file which contains correspondence relating to his employment as an assistant professor in the Department of Italian at Barnard College, Columbia University in 1968-1969.

Subsequent files document his years with Italian Studies at Scarborough College and, from 1995, on the St. George campus. There is correspondence detailing his employment for the years 1978 to 1999, along with an activity report for 2003-2004, his last year before retirement. One of his earliest activities at Scarborough College, language laboratory co-ordinator, is documented; also two committees on which he sat: the Departmental Reading Evaluation Committee (relating to the granting of tenure) and the committee on PhD comprehensive examinations. The files relating to his being acting head of the Department of Italian Studies (1995-1996) remain largely with the Department; those here contain mostly invitations to events. There is some general departmental correspondence and a file of correspondence (1997-1999) with the new head of the Department, Olga Pugliese.

There are a few files on Professor Franceschetti’s teaching duties at the University of Toronto, including course outlines and student evaluations (1980-1981) and a summer course on the Italian Renaissance given at McGill University in 1998. Most of the remainder of the series consists of a large number of files on graduate students in Italian studies at the University of Toronto, the arrangement being alphabetically by name. They document the progress of these students’ studies, including progress reports and oral theses examinations. The correspondence often contains requests for letters of reference. The series concludes with a number of files on awards, exhibitions, public lectures, visiting professors, and a conference and symposia at the U of T.

Theoretical and critical writings

Series consists of materials created for Klein's teaching at the University of Toronto, and interview with Witold Lutoslawski, and various composition studiesand exercises.

Lectures, talks, and conferences

Series consists of records documenting lectures and presentations given by Dr. Hacking as both a lecturer and invited speaker. Records consist of primarily lecture notes and drafts from the 2000’s, however series also includes records from early in Dr. Hacking’s career and those for the Tarner Lectures at Cambridge University. Subjects of the presentations include autism, the body and corporeality, ultracold atoms, mathematical proof and reasoning.

Research projects

This series documents many of Professor Helleiner's research projects that were done early in his career and, for later projects, mostly outside of his work with WIDER and G24. Most of these led to publications, the details of which may be found in Series 10: Manuscripts and publications. Included are sabbatical leave fellowships. The series begins with grant applications, followed by files on research topics, concluding with Professor Helleiner's


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.

Records related to teaching and lectures

Series consists mainly of rough notes for course lectures that Bigwood taught through the U of T Classics Department (including lectures for the High School Classics Day program). Also consists of course materials, including reading lists, copies of exams and assignments, bibliographies, as well as course descriptions and summary course evaluations.

Series also consists of administrative records related to the Department and Victoria College, including Joan Bigwood's work as a Don of Women's Residence.

Notes for Reviews

Series consists of notes and drafts of reviews of other people's work that were published in academic journals.


Consists of:

  • an address delivered at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, 27.1.1909, printed in Applied Science, New Series, II, 4 [February 1909], 170-185.
  • Handwritten notes for an address, ca. 1913

Bridge Inquiries

Consists of:

  • Quebec Bridge Investigation Commission: Letter appointing Galbraith a member of the Commission, 7.9.1907, with MSS of its report, 20.2.1908, and a press flashback on the collapse of the bridge from the Calgary Herald Magazine, 9.9.1961
  • Southampton Bridge: Report, with covering letters, by John Galbraith on the proposed construction of a highway bridge across the Saugeen River at Southampton, Ontario, 19.10.1912

Manuscripts and Publications

Includes draft chapters and notes on Hartle's major literary accomplishments relating to macro economic theory. Also included is correspondence, summaries, questionnaires and survey data relating to his work on the expenditure budget process, published as.

Personal papers

Includes personal files relating to income, pension plan and family estate matters as well as fictional and poetic writings. Also included is personal correspondence and memos written or received by Hartle while working in Botswana.

Consulting Projects

Dr. Hartle's expertise as an analyst and his knowledge of public service, revenue and tax matters made him much in demand as a consultant. The records in this series begin with his contact with Canadian Cablesystems Ltd. In 1978, and there are files on a number of short-term contracts such as his review of the doctoral programme at Carleton University in 1990. The last file in this series relates to a study on public debt for the Economic Council of Canada (1991-1993).

Most of this series, however, is related to his work in Southern Africa. He served as a consultant to the Government of Botswana, officially from 1985, his first project being a trade agreement between Botswana and Zimbabwe that was concluded in 1986. He also undertook a number of short term contracts with the Government of Botswana, helped develop an industrial development policy for the country, provided advice in developing the tourist industry, and was an active participant in the Task Force on Local Government Finance (1992-1996). These activities led to Dr. Hartle being appointed Honourary Consul of Botswana in Toronto in 1989, an appointment he continued to hold until his death in September 1997.

Dr. Hartle's involvement in projects in Botswana also led, in 1988, to the creation of the Botswana/University of Toronto Project of which he was appointed director. The purpose of this Project was to "to provide the government of Botswana with a small number of economic consultants, having broad experience in their respective fields, to assist in the analysis of policy options open to the Government in pursuit of its development objectives [and to] provide U of T's students and faculty a unique opportunity to discuss developmental with high level Botswana government officials." One consequence was the admission of students from Botswana into the graduate program in economics at the University of Toronto and a comparative study of the relationship between governments and post-secondary institutions. Dr. Hartle sought financing from a variety of sources, including the World Bank.

Teaching and Research files

This series consists of correspondence, memoranda and reports relating generally to the teaching programme in the Department of Economics (1989-1993). It also includes memoranda, course outlines, reading lists, lists of students, and some lecture notes and term papers for commerce, economics and political science courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, primarily from 1981 to 1992. The principal subjects are public administration, and public policy and the decision making process. These files are arranged by course number.

These files are followed by addresses, papers and reports and public administration, some of which were used by Dr. Hartle in courses he taught and others for general information and research purposes.

Manuscripts and Publications

This series consists of two distinct sections. The first contains miscellaneous notes and poems composed, for the most part between 1974 and 1978. The second is composed of drafts of articles, chapters of books, books, and reports, with related correspondence and notes, written and/or published between 1976 and 1996.


Series consists of records relating to Prof. Fletcher’s professional activity with Arkelon Research in addition to other independent consulting projects. Material documents research conducted for organizations including offices of the federal and provincial governments. Government initiatives include those of the Department of Justice Canada, Special Committee on the Review of the Canadian Security Intelligence Act, Industry, Science and Technology Canada, and the Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario. Series also includes records regarding the patent application for a tool to measure response time in survey research submitted by Arkelon Research. Files contain presentations, working documents, data print-outs, correspondence, reports, notes, and background material.

Conference presentations, workshops, and talks

Series consists of records relating to Prof. Fletchers conference presentations and workshops. Presentations reflect Prof. Fletcher’s early interest in political psychology and civil rights, particularly through the findings of both the Charter Project and the Australian Rights Project. Files primarily include speaking notes, drafts, and lecture slides in addition to some correspondence.

External professional activity

Series consists of records reflecting Prof. Fletcher’s professional activities and participation in conference planning for specific professional associations. The material documents administrative activities and the proceedings of the Ideas in Action: Essays in Politics and Law in Honor of Peter Russell symposium held at Innis College Town Hall, University of Toronto in 1996. Additionally, the series contains records associated with its resulting publication (1999) which was edited by Prof. Fletcher. The series also documents initiatives organized in memory of fellow political scientist, Christian Bay, comprising a published In Memorium (American Political Science Association) and a conference session (Canadian Political Science Association). One file pertains to the organization of a 1984 meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology. Records include correspondence, draft typescripts, notes, and audio recordings of the 1996 conference.


This series consists of exams from Professor Helleiner's courses at the U of T, a file of PhD comprehensive exam questions he submitted for the Department of Political Economy, and 2 files of exams from courses he taught as a visiting professor at McGill University and at Harvard University Summer School.

Personal and biographical

Series consists of records documenting Prof. Friedland’s career including aspects of its development as well as professional achievements. Files include job applications, tenure assessment, correspondence regarding cross appointments and research leaves, advocacy work, and biographical material. Also included are awards, correspondence, and presentation material related to honors presented to Prof. Friedland.


Series consists of journal publications and presentations reflecting broad areas of Prof. Friedland’s research. Material focuses on the assessment and impacts of social support on quality of life and the history of occupational therapy. Topics covered include seniors’ driving safety, the mental health of university students, and the treatment of both psychological and physical conditions. Reflecting these areas, the series is divided into three sub-series: social support, history of occupational therapy, and a general sub-series. Records include presentation material, off-prints, background material and correspondence.

Restoring the Spirit: The Beginnings of Occupational Therapy in Canada, 1890-1930

Series consists of material compiled for the publication of Prof. Friedland’s book, “Restoring the Spirit: The Beginnings of Occupational Therapy in Canada, 1890-1930”. Series includes a survey conducted for the book, proposal to publisher, draft typescripts, correspondence and reviewer feedback. Series also includes presentation material related to various aspects of the history of occupational therapy in Canada.

Family scrapbooks

This series contains three scrapbooks that were assembled by Gordon Skilling to document the history of his family.

The first, titled ‘Dad Skilling (W. W. Skilling) and his father, John Skilling’, documents the history of the family from 1828 until 1927. It includes poems,
correspondence, photographs, telegrams; birth, baptismal and citizenship certificates, and wills documenting the history of the family from the time William Watt Skilling’s grandfather left Leith in Scotland about 1828, through his move to London and, subsequently, the family’s emigration to Canada in 1907 and eventually to Toronto. It ends with correspondence and documents relating to deaths in 1917 of John Skilling and Gordon’s brother, Donald, killed in action at the age of 19, and subsequent correspondence relating to John’s estate.

The second and third scrapbooks were compiled later in life by Gordon Skilling as a memorial to Donald; they also contain material relating to his brother, William, who was seriously wounded in battle but recovered. The second scrapbook contains photographs of Donald’s childhood and youth, and as a member of the 81st Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; letters and postcards home while training in England and later from France, along with a diary (1916), a copy of the CEF’s Regimental Songs, 1914-1915, press clippings and memorabilia. There are also some letters from William and, finally, telegrams and letters to family from military authorities on Donald’s death.

The third scrapbook contains letters to Donald from his brother, Will, and his comrades, the nurse, commanding officer and chaplain and official letters concerning his grave, personal affects and estate. There are also letters of sympathy from relatives and friends. There are also a number of photographs, including ones of the temporary marker at his gravesite at Aubigny and later photographs of the permanent marker during taken during a family visit in 1919.

Graphic records

The photographs in this series document the life of Professor Gordon Skilling and members of his family over most of the 20th century. Included are images to Eastern Europe and specifically Czechoslovakia taken during Skilling's trips over six decades. These are mainly contained in albums and show many of Skilling's colleagues in Eastern Europe, including Vilem Precan and Vaclav Havel, along with many organized meetings and events.
Notebooks with entries about lists of slides taken on trips to England and Europe between 1961 and 1973 are filed in /050(23).

Researchers may wish to look at these albums in conjunction with the journals in series 5 and 7 in Sous-fonds 3.

Academic work

This series consists of Professor Skilling’s academic work, including research notes, materials related to his doctoral thesis (The German-Czech National Conflict in Bohemia, 1879-1893), and materials related to the revision his doctoral thesis (The Czech-German Conflict in Bohemia, 1867-1914). These three kinds of academic material have been identified by headings within the file list. All file titles are provided by Skilling’s own filing system, unless otherwise indicated by square brackets.

The research notes were likely used to support the writing of Skilling’s theses. Some of the notes have been organized by Skilling according to subject, whereas others are organized by date. The notes organized by dates have tabbed subjects inserted into the research notes; however, these subjects have not been listed in the finding aid. All notes refer to Central and Eastern Europe. Although the research notes are not dated, they are assumed to correspond with his theses and have been dated accordingly.

Records relating specifically to Skilling’s doctoral thesis consist of drafts, notes, and research material. The thesis was titled “The German-Czech National Conflict in Bohemia, 1879-1893,” was completed between 1936 and 1940, and was approved in June of 1940.

Records relating to the revised thesis, The Czech-German Conflict in Bohemia, 1867-1914, consist primarily of notes and drafts contributing to the revision. There is also correspondence between Skilling and several other academics and publishers, much of which deals with publication of the finished thesis and requests for research material that would be available in North America [“Thesis Revision 1946,” /005(01)]. There are drafts and correspondence with Henry L. Roberts, the editor of the Slavic Review, regarding the publication of an article by Skilling entitled “Social and Economic Aspects of the Czech-German Conflict in Bohemia in the Late Nineteenth Century.” The subject of this article corresponds to the second chapter of Skilling’s revised thesis. Skilling worked on the revision beginning in 1946 and up to at least the 1970s, when it was rejected for publication by the University of Toronto Press. The records have therefore been dated as such.

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.

Sound recordings

-Talk by Skilling on CBC Radio, recorded 10 September 1945 [3 "78" discs]
-Interview on the BBC, "Czechoslovakia", August 1978 [1 reel]
-"Central Europe", CBC Ideas, n.d. [1 cassette tape]

Publication projects

This series documents, through correspondence, notes, financial statements, and drafts of manuscripts, three publication projects concerning opposition to communist regimes in eastern Europe, two of which were realized.


Files contain incoming and outgoing correspondence mainly of an academic nature. Some correspondence is personal in nature.

Results 2451 to 2500 of 2789