- Manuscript Collection
- 1970 - 2006
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This fonds contains 3 accessions belonging to the Computer Centre and the Institute of Computer Science. See accession-level descriptions for more details.
University of Toronto. Computation Centre
Fonds consists of three series: Committee Records, which includes minutes of the Committee, reports of the Dean of Residences/Dean of Women to the Committee, correspondence, by-laws and constitutions, financial reports and other documents related to the management of residences. This fonds also contains the Records of the Women’s Student Union Advisory Committee / Wymilwood Committee series, as well as the Records of the Women's Council series.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Committee of Management
The fonds consists of a letter book and an itemized list of the contents of that letter book. A significant portion of the correspondence is in regard to a letter published in The Globe on 2 February 1875. The fonds also includes a poem titled "College Vagaries."
Fonds consists of correspondence/subject files and general files that are primarily related to faculty, other academic staff and courses. Also consists of records related to the Victoria College Council and its committees as well as U of T committees upon which the Principal sat. There are gaps in the records for the brief periods when the Principal's Office was served by the incumbent President: 1928-1932, 1941-1944, and 1966-1967. For records of the Principal's activities during these periods, consult the President's Office fonds (Fonds 2021).
Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Principal's Office
Fonds consists of Victoria College French Department files concerning individuals who have taught French courses at the College. The files include class evaluations, resumes, letters of recommendation, applications for sabbaticals and funding, and other correspondence, 1970-1998.
Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). French Department fonds
Fonds consists of: Correspondence, 1947–1986; Records and memorabilia relating to early education and personal life, 1934–1995; Articles and other writing, 1959–1994; Records relating to research and projects, 1943–1990; Records relating to academic life and community service, 1959–1989; and Photographs, , n.d.
Robson, John Mercel
Fonds consists of diary and ephemera from the Glee Club’s tour of the British Isles, 1914.
Brown, George Williams
Fonds consists of the following series: Residence committees, 1990–2001; Other records concerning University bodies, 1989–2002; and Subject/correspondence files, 1975–2005.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Dean of Students
Fonds consists of the following series: constitutions, 1963-1964; Minutes, 1865-1970; Records concerning revival of the Alumni Association, 1921-1922; Records of the Secretary Treasurer, 1925-1963; Records concerning the Victoria Emmanuel College Building Fund, 1929-1930; Records concerning World War II students, 1939- [ca. 1946]; Records concerning class reunions, [ca. 1920]-1968; Minutes of the Library Improvement Committee, 1893; Directories of alumni, 1884-1964; Correspondence of World War I alumni, 1915-1918; and Photographs.
Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Alumni Association
Fonds contains 1 accession.
A1980-0002: Minutes of 24 meetings of the Advisory Committee, chaired by Professor C.C. Gotlieb, held between 23 February 1965 and 25 October 1968.
University of Toronto. Advisory Committee of the Institute of Computer Science
Fonds consists of the following series: Subject files, 1932-2003; Records relating to students, 1913-2003; Correspondence of the Registrar, 1928-1975; Records related to courses and programmes, 1893-2003; and Emmanuel College Chapel records, 1945-1960; Records related to orientation and convocations; and Records related to recruitment.
Series 4 - Records related to courses and programmes - contains records of Union Theological College, the antecedent of Emmanuel College.
Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Registrar’s Office
Fonds consists of the following series: records relating to research, 1934-2002; records relating to courses, 1950-1980; records relating to students, 1962-1993.
Field, George Wallis
Records of two generations of the Hastings family, relating primarily to Elgin Rowland and Mary Ferguson Hastings and their son, John Elgin Ferguson Hastings. Included are course notes and laboratory notes, certificates and photographs documenting Elgin Hastings’ years (1908-1913) as a medical student at the University of Toronto, and correspondence, certificates and photographs relating to his wife’s life and activities. Most of the records document the activities of John Hastings as a student, especially the University of Toronto Schools and medicine (1945-1954) at the University of Toronto; his career as a professor of and administrator in public health administration at the University of Toronto (1956-1993), and as a advisor and consultant on community and public health issues from the local to international levels. The correspondence includes many letters from contacts in India and Japan; there are also research materials, manuscripts of articles, books and addresses, conference files; studies, including the Royal Commission on Health Services, the Community Health Centre project, the Sault Ste. Marie study and the Canadian Caribbean Health Initiative; and files on his involvement with Canadian Council of Churches projects and with the United Church of Canada. Included are photographs, an audiotape, two videos, and a number of artifacts.
Hastings (John E. F.) Family
Personal records of the Davidson Black family, covering three generations, with particular reference to Davidson Black, the discoverer of Peking Man. Included are his diaries, extensive family correspondence and a few professional letters; files on his education, his employment, including his service in World War I but especially at Peking Union Medical College, his life in China generally, along with a few on his writings, and some artifacts. There is an extensive and well documented photo collection that helps tie the whole together. There are also a number of films made by Davidson Black between the late 1920s and 1932.
Black (Davidson) Family
Fonds consists of 2 accessions
B1965-0037: Correspondence, invitations, programmes, press clipping, and publications with a typescript of an ode by Percy James Robinson, relating to the centenary celebrations of the University of Toronto in 1927 (2 boxes)
B1988-0011: 1 black and white photograph. Photo of W.S. Wallace taken by Ashley & Crippen.
Wallace, William Stewart
Fonds consists of the records of Larry Davies, the Director of the External Relations and Development Department, primarily outgoing correspondence as well as records documenting the relationship between the Department, alumni, and alumni groups such as the Alumni of Victoria College (AVC) and the Emmanuel College Alumni/ae Association. Records also document fundraising and development activities as well as the planning and hosting of events such as reunions and milestone celebrations.
Fonds contains lists of Permanent Class Executives of Victoria College, guest book and transcripts of addresses given at the Memorial Service held for Victoria University President A.B.B. Moore, promotional material, questionnaires, notes, lists, correspondence, research material, reports, financial records and annual reports.
The fonds is made up of six series: Series 1: Special Events and Celebrations; Series 2: Campaigns and Fundraising; Series 3: Records of the Director; Series 4: Records related to Victoria College Alumni; Series 5: Publications and Newsletters; and Series 6: Records related to Emmanuel College Alumni.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Alumni Affairs and University Advancement Department
Records of Joan Winearls, map librarian at the University of Toronto, consisting of correspondence, course and lecture notes, addresses, diaries, articles, research files for and drafts of the manuscript of "Mapping Upper Canada, 1780-1867", and photographs. There are also conference files, relating in particular to the Canadian Cartographic Association, the International Cartographic Association, and the Conference on Editorial Problems 1993 conference in Toronto, ‘Editing Early and Historical Atlases’. There are also exhibition files associated with this conference and with ‘Mapping Toronto’s first century’, a 1984 exhibition mounted as part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of the City of Toronto.
Records in this fonds document several aspects of Professor Warkentin’s career in the Department of English. There is extensive correspondence with colleagues and Canadian writers including James Reaney, Jay MacPherson, David Staines, William Blissett, Margaret Stobie, George Woodcock to list only a few (Series 1 and 6). There are also records relating to her teaching including lectures, course outlines and research files on Canadian authors – see series 4, 6 and 7. Her research interests and editing activities are documented in records found in series 1, 5 and 6 including correspondence, manuscripts, research notes, bibliographies, reviews and grant applications.
Also includes material relating to 1966-67 Survey On Married Women with Children in Graduate Studies and the Canadian Federation of University Women. Includes correspondence, clippings, reports and notes.
This fonds contains records related to the professional activities and personal life of Dr. Ernest Mastromatteo, occupational physician. The bulk of the material in this fonds documents his roles as a medical practitioner, researcher, and occupational health director. The series documenting the activities of the Nickel Producers’ Environmental Research Association, an association Dr. Mastromatteo was heavily involved in during the 1980s, is the largest, with smaller series documenting his career at Inco, his work with the American Conference of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists, and his many projects, case studies, organizations, associations and societies, as well as legal cases he provided testimony in. There is also a relatively large amount of material documenting his research in the form of addresses, and additional material chronicling his time as a student at both the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and the School of Hygiene.
Records include correspondence, notebooks, publications, drafts, prints, reports, meeting minutes and memoranda.
Personal records of University of Toronto Ceremonials Assistant, Kay Takenaka. The records mostly document Ms. Takenaka's being granted the Chancellor's Award, 1985. Records include congratulatory letters and photographs of the awards ceremony. Also included are informal photographs of prominent individuals such as George Ignatieff, John Aird, Ralph Benson, Pauline McGibbon and Prince Phillip.
B1998-0024: 27 photoprints of a party celebrating Moffat Woodside's return to teaching on 13 May, 1968. The party was hosted by John H. Sword, Acting President, at 93 Highland Avenue. Photos taken by Jack Marshall and Co. Ltd. 13 May 1968
B1999-0002: 1 photograph of the Commmonwealth delegates associated with the University of Ife taken at the Palace of His Highness in Nigeria, 1971; included in the photo are John Sword, D. Carlton Williams and Mrs. Williams. 1 aerial photograph of the University of Toronto campus taken ca. 1970-1971.
B2001-0012: Personal records of John H. Sword, university administrator and acting University President 1971-72 documenting events and his activities. Included is one file of miscellaneous correspondence and another of awards and recognitions for Sword . University related files include one on the Library Oral History Project which he administered, one on the tributes to Harold Innis, and others on recognitions for Frances Ireland, F.C. A. Jeanneret and Sidney Hermant. There is also a copy of Sword's paper entitled "Democratization of Universities, 1960-1974: some Commonwealth comparisons" and a copy of a paper given to him "The History of CUSO" [Canadian University Students Overseas]. Also included are photographs documenting Sword at various University events from 1967 to 1978, mainly photographed by Robert Lansdale. Also a photo album on the retirement party for Sarah McCausland.
Sword, John H.
Fonds consists of material documenting the professional and personal life of Prof. Tuppil Venkatacharya. Records cover his collection and research of Sanskrit literature through correspondence, typescripts, annotated texts, translations and transliterations, and recordings of some of his academic presentations. Also included in the material is documentation of the community Sanskrit classes taught by the scholar (Series 10) as well as his and his wife’s, Vijaya Venkatacharya’s, involvement in Toronto’s South Asian community. Fonds also includes family correspondence and some biographical material regarding Venkatacharya’s education and positions held at the University of Toronto and other institutions. Please see series descriptions for additional details.
Fonds consists of records documenting the professional career of Dr. Barry Sessle. Material covers Dr. Sessle’s extensive research and publishing activity, reflecting the international network of colleagues with whom he works. Material includes correspondence, grant applications, and publication drafts. Records also document his administrative responsibilities at the UofT through multiple committees within the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Medicine, as well as his consultative work outside of the University. Records include minutes, memoranda, reports and correspondence. Finally, Dr. Sessle’s teaching activities are documented through lecture and presentation notes.
Sessle, Barry John
Collection contains 14 Chinese and Polynesian menus from the Toronto area, collected from around the 1950s to 1970s.
Lee, Robert Bon
Fonds consists of manuscripts, notes, outlines, bibliographies, research material and other records for Emmanuel College course regarding missions, 1932-1941 (Box 1); and manuscript of "The expansion of Christianity: a history of missions," [193-?] (Box 2).
Wallace, Edward Wilson
Notebooks of Mabel B. Taylor relating to courses in pharmacy, bacteriology, anatomy & physiology, nursing and dietetics, demonstrations, chemistry, hygiene at the Hospital for Sick Children, 1914 and 1918-1919. Associated materials relating to nursing include: clippings, Hospital for Sick Children "Rules for Nurses", examinations, and booklets for students at U. of T., "The training school for nurses of the Hospital for Sick Children" 1886-1917.
Memorabilia for undergraduate programme in medicine (1908-1913), belonging to Benjamin Franklin Keillor, MB 1913.
Photographs include: Faculty of Medicine, graduating class of 1913; members of the University of Toronto Medical Society Executive, 1911-1912; Faculty of Medicine calendar for 1909.
Keillor, Benjamin Franklin
Fonds consists of 2 accessions:
B1983-0036: Annotated copy of Prof. Taylor's book, "Environment and Nation: geographical factors in the cultural and political history of Europe. University of Chicago Press, 1946. 2nd revised edition. See also material in the Rare Book Library.
B1986-0107: 5 Maps of physical features of Australia and one of the forest of Lyons, France. ca. 1919
Taylor, Thomas Griffith
Fonds consists of 2 accessions
B1979-0006: Diaries, mementos, photograph of A.D.LePan, superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at the University of Toronto from 1919 to 1956 (7 boxes).
B1980-0032: Certificate presented to Arthur D'Orr LePan, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, University of Toronto, at a dinner held in his honour in the Great Hall of Hart House on 2 February 1931, with signatures of the attendees and a copy of the menu, all mounted in a mahogany case. The certificate was designed by J. E. H. Macdonald and measures 53 cm x 35 cm. The dimensions of the case are 70 cm. x 49 cm.
LePan, Arthur D'Orr
This fonds for the University of Toronto Libraries contains 71 accessions of material originating from no discernible office within the University of Toronto Libraries system, or from defunct offices, and previous committees and task forces. See accession-level descriptions for more details.
University of Toronto Libraries
Fonds consists of the professional and personal records of Prof. A.P. Thornton, historian and former Chair of the UofT’s Department of History. Records document some of his publishing activity, academic work presenting and teaching, as well as aspects of his personal life including creative writing and family history. While Prof. Thornton’s administrative role at the University is not significantly reflected in the records, the material contains documentation of the professor’s work with the Presidential Advisory Board in the mid-1980’s related to divestment in South Africa. Other records include family photographs, correspondence, and genealogical research.
Thornton, Archibald Paton
Fonds consists of records documenting Professor L. Terrell Gardner’s work related to peace and disarmament. Material especially reflects his involvement with the United Campuses to Prevent Nuclear War (UCAM), but also his involvement with Science for Peace and in the establishment of a program in Peace Studies at University College, University of Toronto. Records include correspondence, minutes, memoranda, notes, flyers, newsletters and reports.
Gardner, L. Terrell
Fonds consists of material documenting the careers of both Prof. Frederick Winter and Joan Winter, particularly related to their archaeological research. Material in the fonds represents both of their individual work and education, as well as research conducted and presentations given together. The records of Prof. Frederick Winter’s cover his publishing activity, research across Europe, particularly within Greece, teaching, and some aspects of his doctoral work.
Joan Winter’s records make up a larger portion of the fonds’ material with considerable documentation of her undergraduate education at the University of Alberta as well as her time at the University of Toronto. Records also include Joan Winter’s teaching material as well as the tutorials she led for some of Prof. Winter’s courses.
The Winters’ joint research is documented through travel diaries, articles, research, and presentation notes. Some of the presentations are accompanied by photographs and the fonds includes additional graphic material related to their research.
Winter, Frederick E.
Records in these eight accessions document mainly Ham’s work as a student, a teacher and his professional activities as an engineer. There is also correspondence and memorabilia that document his personal relationships with family members. Although some series do touch upon his administrative posts at the University of Toronto and his advisory roles on government bodies, most of Ham’s activities in this regard can be found in the official archives of that body or office.
Ham, James M.
Fonds consists of mostly personal papers divided into the following series: Studies (1863-1872); Ministry (1871-1926); Finances (1863-1936); Autobiography (1873-1921); Memorabilia (1883-1933); Family Correspondence (1839-1930).
Wallace, Francis Huston
Fonds consists of typescript of reminiscences of events, activities and conditions of life in Middle House students residence, 1943–1947.
Roberts, E. Dawson
Fonds consists of financial record and list of users of the Rink Committee; constitutions and minutes, 1931-1938, 1965; minutes of the Field Day Committee, 1909-1918; petition re playing field, [ca.1902]; and financial records, 1895-1916, 1951-1972.
Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Athletic Union
Fonds consists of 12 series containing the records of the former Principals and the Principal's Office: Subject files ; Correspondence ; Records relating to the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada ; Records relating to the Emmanuel College Financial Campaign ; Records relating to teaching staff ; Records related to committees and task forces ; Records related to inter-institutional agreements and cooperation ; Records related to honorary degrees ; Records related to programs and degrees ; Records related to Lectures, Conferences and events ; Records related to bursaries, scholarships and funds ; Records related to grants and endowments
Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Principal’s Office
Fonds consists of diaries, 1885-1944, which reveal the activities and concerns of the Victoria University Library; correspondence, 1881-1941; 15 photographs; a handwritten copy of "The Old Ontario Strand", 1910 (copied by Annie Barker); and Annie Barker's will, 1951.
Barker, Rose Hannah
This fonds from the Students' Administrative Council consists of 8
accessions. See accession-level descriptions for more details.
University of Toronto. Students' Administrative Council
The fonds consists of records pertaining to Ken Taylor’s career in the foreign service, as well as records related to his personal life.
Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Personal records; Series 3: Records relating to diplomacy; Series 4: Media and news clippings; Series 5: Awards and honours; Series 6: Ephemera and memorabilia; Series 7: Graphic material; Series 8: Audio-visual records.
Taylor, Kenneth Douglas
Fonds consists of records related to the founding of Upper Canada Academy, which later became Victoria College. Records includes the Royal Charter, constitutions, financial records, register of students and notebooks of Reverend John Beatty and Matthew Richey. Also included are one series of minutes: Minutes of the Upper Canada Academy Building Committee, 1831-1836; Minutes of the Upper Canada Academy and Victoria College Managing Committee, 1836-1843; and minutes of the Victoria College Financial Committee, 1843-1849.
Upper Canada Academy
Fonds consists of three sketchbooks and a copy of a presentation given by Schmid at Victoria University in December 2018.
This fonds is a very complete documentation of all aspects of Prof. Stoicheff career. His relationship with colleagues at the University, nationally and internationally is evident throughout but especially in the Series 1 Correspondence, Series 8 Professional Association and Activities, and Series 9 University of Toronto. Series 1 Correspondence also documents his mentoring role and his role as a referee and evaluator of peer and student work. This is also documented in Series 11 Teaching, Series 12 Correspondence with Students and Series 8 Professional Associations and Activities. His research activities are extensively documented not only in Series 6 Research but in Series 10 Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Centre and in Series 3 Publications. Finally, his published academic contributions as well as his less formal contributions are documented in Series 3 Publications, Series 4 Books and Series 7 Talks, Addresses. Articles and Remarks.
Stoicheff, Boris Peter
Personal records of Mary Mamie O'Brien (1926-1998), philosopher and feminist scholar, Professor Emerita in the Department of Sociology in Education at OISE. Includes files on: her education; professional correspondence; extensive drafts and manuscripts of her research, writings, and addresses; artistic works (poetry, short stories and a play); and photographs of Mary O'Brien with colleagues and friends.
Fonds consists of constitution, 1990; minutes, 1940-1982; Board of Stewards minutes and other records, 1941-1979, 1991-1998, 2001-2009; financial record books, 1941-1965, 1990-1991, recipe and menu records, 2004-2005; and one series of photographs.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Stephenson House
Records in this fonds document most aspects of Prof. Rayside’s career as an administrator, activist and academic. Series 1 (Biographical) and 2 (Correspondence) give a good overview of his career and the professional correspondence in Series 2 relate to or complete most other series in the fonds. Correspondence can also be found in all other series.
His role as an adept administrator is documented not only in Series 3 (University of Toronto Administration) but also in the records found in Series 4 (Advocacy) and Series 5 (Professional Associations) where his leadership and involvement on committees is evident. Prof. Rayside’s academic interests coincided with his political activism and this is well documented in Series 4 (Advocacy) seen in reference to records in Series 7 (Books) and Series 8 (Articles, Papers and Talks) that extensively document his research and writing. Finally his roles as a teacher and mentor are well documented in Series 6 (Letters of Recommendations and Evaluations) and in Series 9 (Teaching).
Four digital files of typed extracts from the personal diary Professor Latta began keeping in Dec. 1965, relating to the Department of German at Trinity College, the Combined Departments of German, and, as of July 1, 1975, the university German Department. No. 1 contains entries dating from November 1966 to December 1988; No. 2 runs from January 1989 to December 1995; No. 3 covers from January 1996 through December 1998; and No. 4 is January 1999 to December 2005.
Latta, Alan D.
Fonds consists of minutes of annual meetings of the Ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1837-1856, 1860-1861 as well as minutes of the Faculty of Theology and Board of Examiners.
Ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist Church
Fonds consists of a scrapbook of Alan Dignan (Victoria Class of 1931) containing clippings, correspondence, notices, programmes and other ephemera concerning student activities at Victoria University, 1927–1931.