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This series contains notes taken by Cochrane on secondary source readings, mainly monographs and encyclopedia as well as notes from primary documents such as the writings of early Greek and Roman philosophers and historians. While some notes are simply summaries of texts, others are annotated with Cochrane’s own subjective comments and evaluations. These notes most certainly served as source material for lectures, addresses and publications. Since there are no early drafts of his two major books, Thucydides and the Science of History (1929), and Christianity and Classical Culture (1940), the notes give some sense of how Cochrane’s theses developed and what contemporary and past works influenced his thinking.

This material is the most voluminous series and files are arranged in various ways. Firstly, there are notes grouped by subject as identified by Cochrane and arranged by author within.

Secondly there are a series of notes on Roman History arranged by subject that often relate to subjects found in lectures (see Series 2) as well as a box of miscellaneous notes that may relate to the writing of Christianity and Culture. There are also 16 small notebooks on secondary source writings that relate to the broad subjects covered at the beginning of the series, a bibliographic card index arranged by subject, as well as four files of bibliographic lists. Finally, a selection of annotated books from Cochrane’s personal library has been preserved here for the value of the notes in the margins.

Publications and manuscripts

This series documents portions of Dr. Fox's publishing career. It is comprised variously of book reviews, forwards in books, journal articles, contributions to newsletters, calendars and handbooks, reports and letters to the editor. The bulk of the series is however comprised of the first through seventh editions of his major published work, Politics: Canada. The series amply demonstrates the wide scope of Dr. Fox's interests and his ability to employ both popular as well as academic writing styles. It is not, however, a complete reflection of Dr. Fox's much more extensive publishing career.

Records are filed by publication chronologically and are grouped by type: book reviews, forwards, journal articles, press articles, newsletters, reports, letters to the editor, calendars and handbooks and miscellaneous writings.

Lecture notes

This series is comprised of lecture notes and background files on specific issues prepared by Dr. Fox for various graduate and undergraduate courses taught at the University of Toronto (1946-1981), University of Saskatchewan (1947, 1951) and Carleton College (1948-1954). The series is valuable in showing shifting trends and emphases in political theory. Course examinations illustrate areas considered of importance at the time. The curriculum vitae included in Series VIII (Biographical Materials) contain a near complete breakdown of courses taught by Dr. Fox for the period 1954-1980.

Radio and television

This series documents Dr Fox's extensive career in public broadcasting. The series is comprised of numerous radio and television scripts for various CBC programs. It illustrates the public facet of Dr. Fox's life and highlights his role as social commentator and political analyst. This aspect of his career frequently brought him into contact with major public figures. The series is also useful in providing a historical perspective on important political and social issues during the Cold War era. Commentaries by Fox included his views on current issues such as the Suez Crisis, the Hungarian Revolution and the election of John F. Kennedy.

Teaching files

This series consists mainly of undergraduate course materials, class lists, student grades, and miscellaneous administrative notes for courses taught by Fox at the University of Toronto. Earliest files relate to his position as Lecturer and Assistant Professor at Carleton College. Files related to graduate students primarily concern thesis and individual U of T student evaluations. Some term papers are included.

The series provides a snapshot of the history of political science education at the University of Toronto from the mid-1950's to the early 1980's. The series complements Series VI (Lecture Notes).

General professional correspondence

This series includes both incoming and out-going correspondence primarily of a professional nature. It includes correspondence related to research, publishing and editorial activities, speaking and broadcast appearances as well as collaborative efforts with colleagues. The series, though not extensive, spans Fox's post-graduation professional career and complements Series 2 (Publishing and Manuscripts), Series 4 (Radio and Television Scripts) and Series 5 (Professional Activities). The series is particularly valuable in illustrating Fox's interaction with political or literary notables such as Lester B. Pearson, Keith Spicer, Keith Davey, Pierre Lortie and Farley Mowat. It also highlights his contacts and input at the higher levels of governmental decision-making especially with regard to issues and policies related to national unity and bi-culturalism.


This series is comprised of various addresses, speeches and talks given by Dr Fox over a twenty year period. It illustrates his roles as scholar, public figure and educator. The addresses underline Dr Fox's academic, teaching and political interests. Recurring themes deal with the concept of leadership, the relationship of the university to society and politics and the press.

Professional activities

This series documents Dr. Fox's professional activities outside his role as university teacher and administrator. It is comprised of records dealing with his participation in various conferences, symposia and seminars and his relationship with specific professional associations. Of particular note is his long standing association with the Canadian Political Science Association. The major portion of the series is related to his editorial duties with the McGraw-Hill Ryerson Series in Canadian Politics.

Textual records

Various U of T publications and brochures, etc (see file list for more information). Correspondence among Vilhjalmur Stefansson, James Mavor and Ramsay Wright concerning the ethnological expedition to Eskimos of the Mackenzie Delta undertaken by Stefansson in 1906-1907 under the auspices of Harvard University and the University of Toronto.

Graphic records

Constitutes Series II of B77-0040.
Students and faculty in the natural and biological sciences, including Professors Robert Ramsay Wright, Archibald Macallum and Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman.
Two photoprints taken by John Steele; 1 photoprint taken by A. Bischoff. Other photographers unknown.

Session reports and presentations

Series consists of documents and reports presented to the members of the Papal Commission during the 1966 meeting of the commission. The 1966 meeting was divided into eight sessions:

1.) A – Session Theologique I (April 13 – 28, 1966),
2.) B – Session Theologique – Medicale (May 2-6, 1966),
3.) C – Session Demographique I (May 4 -7, 1966)
4.) D - Session Pastorale (+rhythme) (May 9-14, 1966)
5.) E - Session Theologique II (May 23 – 28, 1966)
6.) F - Session Demographique II (June 1-4, 1966)
7.) G - Session Pleniere (June 5-8, 1966)
8.) Session des Membres: cardinaux, eveques et prêtres (June 20-25, 1966).

Also included are documents and reports created and presented by the members of the Papal Commission.

Files within the series are organized based on session and presentation order within the session.


Series consists of Laurent and Colette Potvins’ correspondence with members and representatives of the Roman Catholic Church and Papal Commission on Birth Control before and durring the Commission's meeting in the summer of 1966. Correspondence includes letters from Church representatives nominating and appointing the Potvins to the Commission; letters regarding background information about the Commission, its structure, composition and sub-sessions; and the drafting and production of reports for the Commission.

Research and reference material

Series consists of notes, reports, essays, pamphlets, articles and clippings created and accumulated by the Potvins in the course of their research surrounding birth control and the Papal Commission on Birth Control. Some material was mailed to the Potvins by birth control and contraception specialists. It is unknown if the material was sent to all members of the Commission, if these reports were requested by the Potvins in preparation for their participating in the Commission, or if the material was collected for their general research.

Alphabetical files

This series consists of the entire second accession (B2008-0031), which consists of an alphabetical file series that documents most facets of Prof. Ezra Schabas’ career. While there are a few early records, most files document his activities after his retirement from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, including: involvement in associations and music groups, publishing and research endeavours including his book "Sir Ernest MacMillan: The Importance of Being Canadian"; evaluation reports of music programs throughout Canada; performances and public appearances; travels; workshops and talks. The files contain a variety of documents including correspondence, minutes, agenda, papers, talks, reviews, evaluation reports, scripts, grant applications and memorabilia.

Sound recordings

This series is comprised of sound recordings from various sources, some of which relate to specific series. Included are talks at conferences, radio interviews Schabas gave about the Royal Conservatory and the Music Performance and Communication Programme (MPC), some original acoustical recordings of Schabas and radio programmes about Schabas and his work. See item list.

Studies and reports

During his career, Prof. Schabas has been commissioned as a consultant and advisor by a number of organizations both in Canada and abroad. The files in this series contain correspondence, manuscripts of reports and final copies of reports, research materials, etc relating to these activities. Included are, among others, the Manhattan School of Music (1989-1991), Music at the University of New Brunswick study (1988-1990), Trinidad and Tobago National Music School (1975-1976), University Settlement Recreation Centre, Toronto (1983-1986).

Office of the Principal

This series consists of the subject files for this office during Prof. Schabas' tenure as Principal. Files are arranged alphabetically by title and contain correspondence, financial statements, minutes of meetings, notes,etc. File titles include among others the Ministry of Employment and Immigration, Metro Toronto, the Canadian National Exhibition, Canadian Music Council, Guelph Spring Festival, Frederick Harris Music Co,and the New Music School.


This series contains the records of the Assembly, the academic governing body of the Royal Conservatory, maintained by the Chairman's office during Prof. Schabas tenure. Files are arranged alphabetically by title and include minutes of the Assembly and its committees, Board of examiners files, and correspondence files on the various branches of the RCM.


This series consists of lecture notes, course outlines, notes from readings, student papers and assignments, and correspondence relating to courses in Music taught at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. Course represented in this series relate mainly to orchestras (MUS 4201S) and performance practices (MUS 4600V and 4605S).

Talks and publications

This series consists of files relating to his book Theodore Thomas: America's conductor and builder of orchestras, 1835-1905 University of Illinois Press, 1989 and general files containing manuscripts of various talks such as "The symphony orchestra: past, present and future" delivered at the Edward Johnson building, University of Toronto, October 1970.

Conferences and workshops

Professor Schabas was involved as a presenter, teacher and organizer of numerous conferences and workshops relating to the music profession both in Canada and internationally. Among the files in this series are the Festival de Musica de Gramado in Brazil (1983), Inter-american Music Council (Consejo interamericano de musica - CIDEM) in Toronto (1967), Columbia (1968), Argentina (1970), National Arts Centre Conductor Workshops (1985), Sonneck Society, and Tehran Conference on "Music education in the countries of the Orient" (1967). Includes correspondence, copies of papers by Prof. Schabas and others, programmes, financial statements, etc.

Professional correspondence

This series consists of correspondence, reports, and notes relating to his professional activities as a consultant, author, teacher and administrator with the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and with other professional associations relating to music. Included, among others, are files relating to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chalmers Performing Arts Training Grants Programme, National Orchestra Association, Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras, among others. Five files relating to the Musical Performance and Communications Programme are also included (Box 20, files 05 to 09).

Personal correspondence

Personal correspondence with mainly colleagues and friends both in Canada and around the world is contained in this series.

Royal Conservatory of Music

This series contains mainly personal records of Prof. Schabas relating to his long association with the RCM. Arranged alphabetically by file title, these files contain correspondence and other communications, notes, copies of reports, etc relating to Prof. Schabas' activities as teacher, administrator and later, consultant for Special Projects (1990-1991). Included are files on the relationship between the RCM and the Faculty of Music and separation of the RCM from the University of Toronto, curriculum development, Building Committee, examinations, and personal correspondence with colleagues both at the RCM and U.of T. Related correspondence and papers may be found in Series III, Professional Correspondence.

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