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Graphic material

Includes photoprints, illustrations, film and glass lantern slides and exhibit display panels documenting research on the liver. Boxes 001P and 003P contain mainly images from his book The Scarring of the Liver Acini. Many of the images were used in other publications, as well as for seminars, exihibits and lectures.

Sound and moving image material

This series is mainly films made by Rappaport relating to the liver. Some titles include: Pathologic Circulation in the Mammalian Liver, The Effects of Mouse Hepatitis Virus on the Microcirculation of the Liver (2 copies on video), Experimental Hepatic Vino-Occlusive Disease, and Normal Circulation of the Mammalian Liver. All films are 16mm format, color and usually silent. Duration of films are from 6 to 30 minutes .


This series includes records documenting personal family life, professional activities including position appointments, medical internship, club memberships, and participation in health related organizations at the national and international level, and honours bestowed. Amongst the last are the Gairdner Foundation International Award (1969), election to the Royal Society (1999), an honorary degree from the University of Toronto and election to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (both 2004).

Includes weekly appointment books, daily journals, curriculum vitae, personal and professional correspondence, minutes of meetings, certificates, and photographs.


Copies of correspondence from Daniel Wilson (later Sir Daniel Wilson, former President of U. of T.) to individuals in Edinburgh and to institutions such as American Philosophic Society and Smithsonian Institution.

Illuminated "In Memoriam" volume

Illuminated "In Memoriam" volume produced by the City of Toronto containing the "Resolution of Condolence" dated 10 October 1892 relating to the death of Sir Daniel Wilson.

Professional activities

Dr. Safarian belonged to a large number of academic and professional associations and was a member of or a consultant to a number of provincial and federal commissions and committees.

The files in this series contain correspondence, notes, reports, press releases, articles, briefs, and press clippings relating to his activities. The arrangement is chronological by the name of the organization.

Conferences, colloquia and symposia

This series outlines Dr. Safarian's attendance over a twenty year span at and participation in conferences, symposia and colloquia related to economic issues. Notable amongst these are the Canada-Mexico Colloquium sponsored by El Colegio de Mexico at Oaxtepac, Mexico (1967), and the Seventh World Congress of the International Economic Association held in Madrid in 1983. The series illustrates Dr. Safarian's range of economic interests as well as his contact with contemporary economists and agencies.

It consists primarily of correspondence, agendas, announcements, conference papers and reports, including some delivered by Dr. Safarian himself.  Arrangement is by title of conference.  Most are subject files that he created.

Manuscripts and publications

Dr. Safarian's doctoral thesis on the Canadian economy in the Great Depression was his first major publication. It was published in 1958, two years after its completion. Articles and books began to appear earlier, in 1952, and he has maintained an impressive publication record since then. His writings have concentrated on the relationship of the Canadian economy to those of other countries, primarily through analyses of theories of foreign investment and ownership, and multinational enterprise. He has written or co-authored eleven books, contributed chapters to a dozen books, and has had over fifty papers published in academic and other journals.

Most of the files in this series contain drafts of his writings, with covering correspondence and reviews.  A selection of research material for his latest book, Multinational Enterprise and Public Policy (1993), has been preserved.

Professional activities

This series documents Professor Safarian’s involvement with two organizations, the Canadian-American Committee (1972-1992) and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (1991-1997).

The files for the Canadian-American Committee begin with membership and executive committee lists (1972-1992) and with correspondence with Edward English, director of research for the Canadian Trade Committee (1962-1965) and with the Canadian-American Committee itself, from the time Professor Safarian was first invited to attend a meeting in 1965 until he formally became a member of its executive committee in 1972. The emphasis in the subsequent correspondence is on committee work, including its product specialization task force and a subcommittee on world product mandate. There are also files containing minutes of confidential meetings for the years 1957, 1980 and 1991-1993. The files on the Canadian-American Committee end with Professor Safarian’s personal notes on the Committee meetings and a file of his expenses.

Professor Safarian resigned from the Canadian-American Committee in September 1993 because of the increased demands of his workload at the University of Toronto in the Centre for Industrial Studies, the Faculty of Management and, especially, the Canadian
Series 3: Professional activities (continued)

Institute for Advanced Research. The bulk of the files on the CIAR date from 1988, though the correspondence regarding appointments dates from 1982. They document Professor Safarian’s involvement with the CIAR’s Economic Growth and Policy Program, dating from its inception in 1988. There are detailed files on most aspects of the Program’s activities, including appointments to it, the work of its advisory committee, Professor Safarian’s relationship with two CIAR presidents, Fraser Mustard (1991-1996) and Stefan Dupré (1996-1997), and with the Program’s directors, Richard Lipsey (1991-1996) and Elhanan Helpman. Professor Safarian maintained general files on Lipsey and Helpman containing correspondence, memoranda, and notes, along with files specifically on Lipsey’s views on focus and development.

These files are followed by others containing correspondence, notes, memoranda, background reports and draft agendas for meetings of the Economic Growth and Policy Program, but not the minutes themselves. The minutes follow in folders labelled by Professor Safarian as “personal minutes/notes”. These files, in turn, are followed by others labelled “interactions among members of executive meetings”; they contain correspondence, memoranda and other commentary on matters being discussed. In all cases, the arrangement is chronological within each grouping.

The next files in this series begin with one on support for the Program by the Canadian Pacific Railway, followed by files on the Program’s Working Papers and Reprint Series, covering the years 1993-2001. The next files document the five year review of the Program (1996), and visits by Lipsey and Safarian to Montreal (1992), the Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) (1994), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris in the autumn of 1994, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCATD) in Geneva in December-Jaanuary1994/1995.

The series ends with files of presentations by Professor Safarian and/or Elhanan Helpman to the board of the Research Council of the CIAR in 1995 and 1996; presentations by Professor Safarian to the Economic Growth and Policy Program between 1991 and 1994, and four addresses by him on behalf of the Program to outside venues between 1992 and 1995. The files contain correspondence, memoranda, notes and drafts of papers. The arrangement is chronological within each category.

Professional activities

This series includes records that document Prof Garrison’s role on professional committees particularly for the American Astronomical Society, and the Canadian Astronomical Association. There are extensive records documenting his contribution to International Astronomical Union, as vice president (1982-1985) and later president (1985-1988) of Commission 45 on Stellar Classification and well his participation and attendance at various IAU colloquia and symposiums. Other conferences, workshops and symposiums as well as talks to professional groups and the general public are also documented in this series. Content of files vary and can contain minutes, correspondence and planning documents, as well as drafts of papers and talk, programs , invited lectures.


This series documents various aspects of Prof Garrison’s research activities. Research files are arranged alphabetically by subject with observation notebooks placed at the end. Files contain not only data and early drafts of papers but also extensive correspondence and e-mail with the colleagues on collaborations. Early dated research files usually contain research collected by past astronomy professors and passed on to Garrison.

This series also contains copies of Garrison’s research grant applications and reports from 1987 to 2007 as well as one very early application from 1969.


The series partially documents Francess Halpenny’s involvement as a performer in theatre productions with the Village Players company, later the New Play Society, from 1939 to 1947. It also partially documents her involvement as a performer, director and/or author with the University Alumnae Dramatic Club, later the Alumnae Theatre, from 1946 to 1993, including the first time played in Canada production of Samuel Beckett’s "Waiting for Godot" in 1958. Most of the 1940s and 1950s productions of the University Alumnae Dramatic Club were also performed during Central Ontario region and/or national edition of the Dominion Drama Festival.

The series consists of 52 files including programmes, press clippings, correspondence, drafts and annotated scripts. It also includes a souvenir book of the 1st Stratford Festival ; Halpenny’s article about the history of the University Alumnae Dramatic Club, published in the Graduate, 1968 ; a program for the tribute to Dora Mavor Moore at the St. Lawrence Centre, 30 November 1971 ; and an Exhibition catalogues for the exhibit "Dramatis Personae: An Exhibition of Amateur Theatre at the University of Toronto", presented at the University of Toronto Archives in 1986 and 1992. The series also includes photographs of play scenes ; a studio portrait of Halpenny in costume for Mistress Quickly in "Henry V" production, by J. Roy Kemp, 1941 ; a photograph of Marion Jones, Francess Halpenny, Herbert Wittaker, Ruth Norris and John Colicos when being attributed the award for the best play at the Central Ontario Drama Festival, 1951 ; a photograph of L. C. Tobias presenting the best supporting actor award to Francess Halpenny for her contribution in the play "Uncle Vanya", 1955.

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.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

The series partially documents Francess Halpenny’s appointment to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography (DCB), in 1969. It also partially documents talks and lectures given by Halpenny about the DCB, the Canadian publishing industry and the art of biography, from 1970 to 1989 ; the launch of Volume VIII in Winnipeg in 1985 ; Halpenny’s interviews with Erica Ritter on CBC radio program "Dayshift" about Canadian lives as promotion of the DCB volumes, in 1986 and 1987 ; her participation at a panel during the “Nineteenth-Century Women Writers” conference at the University of Ottawa, April 30, 1988 ; her participation, on behalf of the DCB, in the Consortium for Research in the Humanities promotion activities and in the University of Toronto Breakthrough Campaign, in 1988 and 1989.

The series consists of 8 files including drafts, correspondence, addresses, notes, itineraries, lists of guests and press clippings.

University of Toronto

The series partially documents Francess Halpenny’s activities at the University of Toronto as dean of the Faculty of Library and Information Science, from 1972 to 1978, and awards received for her long service at the University of Toronto in 1977 and 1989. It also documents her participation into the activities of the research board and the humanities and social sciences committee of the Office of Research Administration, in 1979 ; her participation as coordinator into activities of the Research fair for the humanities and social sciences during the UofT Day of 1987 and 1988. The series partially documents her involvement in the Provostial advisory committee on research associates, from 1988 to 1990 ; her involvement into activities of the Department of Human Resources’ Pay equity job evaluation committee, in 1989 and 1990 ; her appointment as associate fellow of Massey College in 1989.

The series consists of 11 files including minutes of meetings, Halpenny’s notes, drafts of reports, correspondence and press clippings. It also includes her citation for Dr. Dorothy Livesay, 1987.


There are two lots of correspondence in this series. The first consists of correspondence to and by William H. Fraser. There is a little, mostly letters to the editor on university topics, before his appointment as lecturer in 1887. The bulk, however, consists of correspondence with various publishers of his volumes of French and German grammar.

The second lot is correspondence received by Helene Fraser from friends and relatives, including her husband and her sister-in-law, Margaret (Emma) Fraser, who regaled her with stories about the Modern Languages Association. Perhaps the most revealing letter is one dated 23 April, 1927 from Helene's old friend, Antionette (Nettie) Bryant, advising her at length on how to handle the relationship between Frieda and Bud.

Lecture notes

This series begins with a register of students in Italian, Spanish, and Phonetics for 1914-1915 for all four years in the pass and honours courses.

Professor W. H. Fraser's lectures in Italian and Spanish cover a substantial portion of the period (1887-1916) that he held the position of lecturer and then professor at the University of Toronto. The lectures in Italian are for third and fourth year students. They begin in 1892 and, though some are undated, end around 1910. Once written, the lectures, or parts thereof, were delivered in subsequent years to students in the same year and, occasionally, other years as well. Accompanying the formal lecture notes are lessons, notebooks on morphology and phonology, miscellaneous exercises, and notes on humour.

The dated lectures in Spanish cover the period 1892-1911; some are undated and were written for third and fourth year students. Topics include the novel, history of the language, phonology, phonetics, prosody, and literature.

There is one file of lectures in French, for a third year course offered in 1893-1894.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


Series A: Slides contains all of the slides that were housed in binders in the office of Ken Jones. Binders were arranged by subject and, with the exception of a few, labelled numerically from 1-28.

*Note that some slides contain an abbreviated subject label; see below for the “subject key”.

Slides Subject Key
ADM = Administration
AST = Astronomy
BIO = Biology
CH = Chemistry
CON = Construction
COUN = Counselling
CUL = Cultural/Clubs, etc.
DRA = Drama
EXT = Exterior Architecture
FA = Fine Art
FR = Front Entrance
FT = Field Trips
G = Gallery
GEO = Geology and Earth Sciences
GRAD = Graduation (convocation)
HUM = Humanities
INT = Interior Architecture
LI = Library
Lit = Literary
MUS = Music
OR = Orientation
PHY = Physics
PR or MLH = Miller Lash House/Principal’s Resident
REC = Rec Centre
RES = Resident
S/EXT = Students outside
SC = Summer Camp
V = Valley
VILL = Village Centre

Covers of the original binders have been photocopied and stored in a file with the corresponding photographs.

Teaching materials

  • CA ON00389 F4-7
  • Series
  • 1966 - 1985, 1994; predominant 1971 - 1981
  • Part of Henri Nouwen fonds

Series consists of materials created by Nouwen for use in his capacity as a professor and instructor. These materials include notes for lectures, reading notes, class lists, handouts for students, class schedules, course evaluations, audio recordings of lectures, and records related to the administration of courses.

Series has been divided into two sub-series:

1.7.1. Course handouts, lecture, reading and students notes (1966 - 1994, predominant 1972 - 1981). This sub-series also includes 14 audio recordings of Nouwen's lectures and 357 art slides which he used in his lectures on Van Gogh.
1.7.2. Administrative records (1966 - 1994, predominant 1983-1985)

Further details can be found on the sub-series description level.

Calendar files

Series consists of files containing correspondence and other material related to Nouwen's day to day engagements. Nouwen received dozens of invitations each month to give lectures or talks, lead retreats, preside at religious occasions, and provide spiritual direction. Requests came from a wide range of institutions, organisations and individuals, the majority having some sort of religious affiliation. Invitations from institutions included university divinity schools, seminaries, hospital pastoral departments, churches, and Christian retreat centres. Invitations from organisations included the National Catholic AIDS Network, the Ministry of Money, and the Archdiocese of Toronto. Invitations from individuals included requests for Nouwen to preside over masses, weddings, funerals, baptisms and ordinations, and those interested in personal spiritual direction. Such requests often came from priests, ministers, pastors, and chaplains. The majority of Nouwen's engagements took place in the Northeastern United States, Southern Ontario, and Holland. However, he also attended events in Illinois, Texas, California, British Columbia, Quebec, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the Ukraine. After Nouwen's move to L'Arche Daybreak in 1986, files were created to plan and document special events associated with his role as pastor. There are files regarding community meetings, community weekends, assistant workshops, visits to other L'Arche communities and meetings of the International Federation of L'Arche.
Generally, when an invitation was accepted a file was created and arranged chronologically according to the date of the event. In some cases the file contains material regarding events scheduled in the same city and in the case of 1985 material regarding an entire months schedule. However, typically the files are organised by event/engagement. In addition to the date of the event the title of the file would often include the name of a person or organisation and/or the event and/or the location of the event. A typical file consists of the initial letter of invitation describing the nature of the request, follow-up correspondence to confirm dates and other arrangements, details regarding Nouwen's role at the event, drafts of promotional material, reference material on the organization(s) involved, the event, the issue and the location, and travel documents. In some cases, the file will also contain handwritten or typed notes, copies of outgoing letters, schedules, programs, bulletins, evaluations completed by attendees, thank you letters and cards from the organiser of the events and others, newspaper clippings of the events and/or the published version of his speech or lecture. Outgoing letters only begin to be seen after 1986 and after that they are not consistent. Much of the correspondence after 1986 is further enriched by the annotations of Nouwen and his assistants Connie Ellis (1986-1992) and Kathy Christie (1992-1996) at L'Arche Daybreak. Other members of the community, including Sue Mosteller, Joe Vorstermans, Nathan Ball and Elizabeth Buckley, also contributed to the files.
The files were created between 1980 and 1996, however, the file titles themselves extend to 1998 because events were often scheduled two or more years in advance. There are no files for January 1982 to April 1985. The files from 1985 contain invitations only from March to August grouped by month. There are no files for June 1987 to May 1990. Approximately 74% of the files in the series are for June 1990 to August 1995. Their are only a small number of files for September 1995 to October 1998, this is likely because Nouwen was on sabbatical from September 1995 to September 1996. The files contain gaps and inconsistencies due to Nouwen's frequent movement between 1982 and 1986 as well as changes in Nouwen's support staff and their differing recordkeeping techniques.
This series provides an excellent overview of Nouwen's schedule of events and specific information regarding his participation at those events. Noteworthy are the handwritten and typed notes used for speaking engagements (some are unpublished) as well as copies of outgoing letters written by Nouwen.

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