This small series contains correspondence, largely of a professional nature and substantially relating to Professor Goudge's activities at the University of Toronto. The topics range from his employment and honours bestowed on him, to matters relating to his students and their academic work, to duties stemming from his sitting on the boards of academic journals. The arrangement is largely by these three groups.
The correspondence in the first files includes offers of employment generally (1934-1970), and employment at the University of Toronto along with annuities, academic leave, and honours, including Goudge's festschrift (1942-1981). Then come files on the supervision of students and the appraisal of doctoral theses (1946-1981) and letters of support for fellowships and scholarships (1967-1985). There is little correspondence relating to the development of administrative policies at the University, though there is a submission by Professor Goudge, in his capacity as chair of the Department of Philosophy, to the Macpherson Committee in 1966.
One of Professor Goudge's long-time friends was A. G. Huntsman, Professor of Marine Biology, with whom he carried on a lengthy (1958-1970) correspondence on philosophical issues relating to science and evolution. This file is followed by one containing Goudge's recollections of his association with A. N. Whitehead at Harvard and the University of Toronto in the 1930s. Professor Huntsman's personal records, which are in the University Archives, complement this correspondence.
The remainder of this series contains correspondence relating to Goudge's involvement with the American Philosophical Association, the Charles S. Peirce Society, the 1979 "Philosophy in Canada" conference, the Royal Society of Canada, and the journals, Dialogue, Encyclopedie Philosophique, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The Monist, and Philosophy of the Social Sciences.