- UTA 1050
Four letters from Sir Daniel Wilson to Robert Bell concerning archaeology, his manuscript for the Royal Society of Canada, and the meeting in Toronto of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Four letters from Sir Daniel Wilson to Robert Bell concerning archaeology, his manuscript for the Royal Society of Canada, and the meeting in Toronto of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Photo album of a trip to Europe in 1921 and of scenes in Alberta, where Percy Bennett lived and taught; postcards of London, Paris, Rome and Venice. Certificates for his BASc degree (1915) and class reunions of 1965 and 1975.
These personal records consist mainly of records documenting Clara Benson’s non-professional activities such as work with the Women’s Athletic Association of the University of Toronto, the YWCA and her relationship with family members and friends. The personal correspondence in Series 2 provides the most detailed information about her relationship with family, friends and activities. Letters from her parents and siblings provide an insight into her activities and progress at the University of Toronto during her undergraduate years. A few letters, however, will be found from colleagues at the university such as Prof. A.B. Macallum, Prof. Annie Laird and others.
Unfortunately documentation relating to her academic activities is limited to some correspondence and notes found in Series 5 relating to her efforts from 1920s onwards to have the Women’s Athletic Building built. Her early education in Port Hope is documented in the school books, essays and other records in Series 4. Series 4 also contains her framed diplomas for B.A. and Ph.D. No manuscripts of her publications, including her Ph D. thesis appear to have survived. The lecture notes in Series 7 do provide some indication of the content of her courses in food chemistry, and were probably used repeatedly, year after year.
Dr. Benson also recorded her travel and sightseeing activities both abroad and in Canada on film. Series 10 contains 50 rolls of 16mm film documenting her trips to Egypt (1926), England (1937 and late 1940’s and early 1950’s), South America (1939) and the United States (1939, 1948). Some of her leisure time, both while at the University of Toronto and after her retirement, was spent filming events and scenery in Toronto in general, and the University in particular, as well as her family at home in Port Hope.
Benson, Clara Cynthia
This fonds consists of one accession covering the four decades of his career as historian, author, teacher and administrator in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. The fonds is arranged in five series. Series 1 consists of chronologically arranged correspondence of both a personal and professional nature dating from his arrival in Toronto in 1961 to a few years after his retirement in 2003. Prof. Berger was a contemporary of many of Canada’s leading historians. This series of correspondence documents his professional and personal relationship with such notable historians as Ramsay Cook, Donald Creighton, Kenneth McNaught, and Ray Mclean, as well as former students such as Douglas Owram, Gerald Friesen, Bob Rae, Brook Taylor and Michael Gauvreau. Additional correspondence relating to various internal and external professional activities are found in Series 2. Series 3 and 4 document his teaching activities and his relationship with selected graduate students from the early 1970s to the mid 1990s. Records relating to his publication activities in Series 5 are, unfortunately, not as complete since many files do not contain manuscripts. In spite of this, the series provides a fairly complete record of his major publications including files on each of his four books, as well as articles, lectures and other academic works. Also in this series will be found a file containing an annotated version of a typescript of Harold Innis’ autobiography.
Fonds consists of 2 series
B2001-0018: Records documenting John Burgon Bickersteth, Warden of Hart House (retired 1947). Includes mainly correspondence as well as reports, published addresses, manuscripts, photographs and films. 1919-1958.
B2005-0013: Personal records of former Warden of Hart House, J. B. Bickersteth. Includes personal correspondence with family, friends, politicians, colleagues at University of Toronto including Robertson Davies as well as other academic institutions, mainly following his retirement; speeches, arrangements for his 90th birthday celebration dinner at Hart House. Also includes correspondence and other papers relating to Hart House memorial on his death and matters relating to his estate. 1913-1983.
Bickersteth, John Burgon
Fonds consists of letters (1929-1962) that Gertrude Knighton's mother, Elizabeth (Lili) Louisa Boeschenstein, wrote to her mother, Emma Schoch-Walter, and her older sister, Emmeli Schoch; Lili Schoch's exercise books that she compiled to teach children [191-]; letters to her and Hermann Boeschenstein from their families in Switzerland, 1928- ca. 1947; correspondende between Hermann and Lili (1930-1955) and with their children, principally Frank and Gertrude (1944-1963). Includes a number of postcards and a few photographs. Many of the letters are written in German, and some in Old German.
Letter, dated 24 February, 1842, from Henry Boys, Bursar of King's College, to Richard Birdsall of Belleville, surveyor to the Canada Company and surveyor of the land on which King's College was built, requesting him not to seize the timber on Lot No. 18 in the 14th concession of Seymour Township, which the College had sold to E.D.S. Wilkins.
Correspondence, course notes, lecture notes, reports, research notes, consultant's files, patents, publications, photographs and slides documenting Paul Biringer's career as a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto and as a professional engineer.
Biringer, Paul P.
Correspondence assembled by Herbert H. Bishop in his capacity as President of the Frederick Harris Music Company and as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Royal Conservatory of Music, relating also to the relationship between the two bodies.
Bishop, Herbert Hartnoll
Extensive records documenting the life and career of University of Toronto President Claude Bissell. Bissell served as President from 1958 to 1971.
Fonds consists of 15 accessions - see accession-level descriptions for further details.
Bissell, Claude Thomas
Fonds consists of records documenting the life and work of Dr. Peter H. Brieger, including his early career in Germany and his later research on medieval manuscripts and the Bible. Records include correspondence, notebooks, lectures, articles, research notes and manuscripts. One series also documents the activities of the Fine Art Club at the University of Toronto. Photographs consists of those taken of illuminated manuscripts, for research purposes.
Personal records of James Barron, student of Forestry at the University of Toronto in the 1930s. Includes notes and exercise books from his student days, as well as some employment records and evidence of work done for the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Also includes some photographs of forestry work and study, depictions of Killala Lake, Abitibi camps, Owakonze, Lake Temagami, Great Lakes Lumber, Long Lake, Marathon Paper Mills, and Manitou Falls.
Fonds consists of 3 accessions
B1987-0074: 19 photos of false ceiling at Robarts Library, 1983. (1 folder, 1983)
B1989-0036: Personal records of Robert H. Blackburn, University Librarian, consisting of personal correspondence (1955-1981); RCAF flying log books (1942-1945); correspondence files arranged by author, A-W (1981-1986); files relating to his Carnegie tour (1950-1952), his being an editorial advisor to Collier's (1953-1988), and chair of the board of the Streetsville Public Library (1964-1965); addresses, with covering correspondence (1961-1987) and notes, research documents relating to and a typescript of his history of the University of Toronto library system, "Evolution of the Heart". (5 boxes, 1942-1989)
B2014-0008: Contains correspondence and several drafts of Robert H. Blackburn's memoir "From Barley Field to Academe". Much of the correspondence is between Karen Turko, the Director, Donor Relations and Development of the U of T Libraries, Chief Librarian's Office, and numerous proof readers and several publishing companies including the U of T Press. Also includes a copy of Blackburn's speech for the book launch. (1 box, 2004-2014)
Blackburn, Robert H.
Six scrapbooks compiled by Milton Blackstone relating to the Hart House String Quartet, and containing announcements, programmes, press clippings, and photographs.
Views of University buildings, including University College, (including winter view) Victoria College, School of Military Aeronautics, Parliament Buildings, Library, Wycliffe College, Biology Building, Gymnasium, Chemistry and Mining Building, Medical Building, School of Practical Science, Senate Chamber; portraits of Robert A. Falconer and John Galbraith. Many photographs are undated. Taken by William Cameron Blackwood.
Blackwood, William Cameron
Fonds contains 2 accessions of personal records of Vincent W. Bladen.
B1974-0073 (8 boxes) consists of correspondence; biographical and subject files; briefs to and reports of commissions and committees (e.g., Royal Commission on the Automotive Industry and the Commission on the Financing of Higher Education in Canada); addresses and speeches; and photographs.
B1982-0002 (15 boxes) consists of subject files including Medicine as popular culture; income tax forms (1929-1976); course notes on administration (Spring 1976); manuscripts of articles, books including papers of Jeff Harcourt, "Bladen on Bladen"; personal family records including will of Mrs Bladen and estate of Mrs. Bladen's mother, correspondence from James H. Bladen re: estate of parents, courtship correspondence of V.W. Bladen, displaced English children at Bladen home during World War II, Michael Joy Bladen correspondence, family tree, certificates and diplomas; photoprints; film reels and videocassette of home movies of Bladen family at King and Bladen family at Glenorchy (Jack Ball's Farm), circa 1941 and 1946.
Bladen, Vincent Wheeler
Correspondence, notes, memoranda, and drafts of reports, primarily by and to Edward Blake in his capacity as a member of the Senate of the University of Toronto and Chancellor, relating to University matters, including the hiring of James Loudon as professor of Natural Philosophy in 1875 and the introduction of the science curriculum, the rebuilding of University College following the fire of 1890, and the writing of the report of the joint Senate/Board of Trustees Committee on Revenues and Requirements (1891). Also included are related acts, statutes, orders-in-council, financial reports and testimonials.
Fonds consists of 3 accessions
B2003-0023 (7 boxes, 1892-1921): This accession documents the short life of Gerald Edward Blake from his birth in 1892, his education at Ridley College and the University of Toronto, to his death on the battlefields of France during World War I in 1916. Series 1 and 3 contain his diaries and correspondence to family members in which he describes his experiences at school, his trips to Britain and France in 1913 and most significantly, his 13 months of service during World War I. The majority of his letters are to his mother during his months overseas, but there are also letters to his sisters, Margaret (1893-1963), Constance (1896-1979) and his brother, Verschoyle (1899-1971). Some of these letters are attached to typescript copies, prepared by his brother Verschoyle prior to 1971. Capt. Blake also sent postcards annotated by him which provide a photographic record of British army life in camp, as well as official coloured war service postcards of the British army in action. Other postcards of street scenes in France and Britain helped to illustrate the places he had been including the town of Pozières near which he was killed in 1916 (Series 5). Other war records include his military orders and notes while at the front, and his copy of active service bible. Correspondence and photographs also document his close friendship with his cousins Hume Wrong (1894 – 1954; BA 1915) and Harold Wrong (b.1891; BA 1913), who was also killed in action in July 1916. After Gerald’s death, Hume Wrong assisted Mrs. Blake in making arrangements for her son’s grave site in France and sent home photographs of the cemetery which he visited in 1920-1921 (Series 5). In addition, Mrs. Blake received other remembrances of her son’s service such as a commemorative medal from the British Army, a copy of the history of his battalion’s service in the War and a copy of Volume II of the British Roll of Honour (Series 4).
B2004-0028 (2 files, 1902-1914): Original diploma of Gerald Blake awarded for Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Toronto, 1914; photocopies of letters from Gerald Blake's father, Edward Francis Blake, to administrators at schools (St. Andrews College, and Ridley College) attended by Gerald Blake, 1902-1904. (Photocopies are from original letterbook of E.F. Blake to be given to the Archives of Ontario).
B2006-0025 (1 file, 1915): Four letters written by Gerald Blake to his sister, Constance and his mother in 1915 while serving in W.W. I. Also includes typescript of "Dedicatory Prayer" on death of Gerald Blake.
Blake, Gerald Edward
This accession of the Blake Wrong Family Fonds consists mainly of family portraits, small photographs and one album. Included are portraits of Samuel and Rebecca Blake, Gerald, Margaret, Francis and Vershoyle Blake as well as Harold, Murray and Hume Wrong.
There is also some memorabilia belonging to various members of the Wrong and Blake families including Harold Wrong, Murray Wrong and Gerald Blake. There are items relating to Ridley College (1906, 1923), to the Kappa Alpha Society (1911-1916), as well as two booklets of poems: 1) Verses by Harold Wrong, and 2) By-Products 1911-1919 by Murray Wrong. As well, there are there two pieces of correspondence written by Gerald Blake from the front during World War I.
Blake Wrong family
Fonds consists of 4 accessions
B1986-0032: Personal records of J. W. Michael Bliss, Professor in the Department of History. (9 boxes, 1958-1975)
B1987-0043: Personal records of J. W. Michael Bliss, Professor in the Department of History. (11 boxes, 1962-1982)
B1988-0076: Correspondence regarding and drafts, with comments, of manuscript for J. W. Michael Bliss's book, "Northern Enterprise: five centuries of Canadian Business" published by McClelland and Stewart, 1987. (5 boxes, 1985-1986)
B2006-0015: Personal records of Michael Bliss, professor of history, consisting of correspondence, consulting and editorial work, manuscripts and publications, lecture notes and associated teaching files, addresses, references; 1,216 slides illustrating a wide variety of subjects in Canadian history; 93 slides illustrating the Montreal smallpox epidemic of 1885; photographs relating to themes in Canadian business and general history. (31 boxes, 1881-2005)
Certificates relating to the educational achievements, including the diploma and bachelor's degree in Applied Science and Engineering, of Colin Blizard (BASc 1910); photograph of the graduating class in Applied Science and Engineering, 1909.
Blizard, David Colin
Personal papers of Hermann Boeschenstein, professor of German at the University of Toronto, documenting his academic activities, family and outside activities, especially those within the German-Canadian community. Includes: correspondence; notes; manuscripts of books; addresses; radio talks; and other published and unpublished literary works, photographs and publications. His external activities are documented in records relating to his involvement with the War Prisoners' Aid of the Young Men's Christian Association (during the Second World War); German Prisoner-of-War associations; the Canadian Society for German Relief; the German-Canadian Club; and the Trans-Canada Alliance of German Canadians.
See accession-level description for further details.
Photographs documenting L.J. Bonham, graduate of mining engineering - B.A.Sc. 1923. Included are: a group photograph of Toike Oikestra 1920-1921; two class photographs, one of which contains all the names inscribed on the back; and a graduating class composite for the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering for 1923.
Bonham, Lloyd Judson
Correspondence and press clippings relating to the closure of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning; course outlines and handbooks.
Botar, Oliver A.I.
Papers of Dr. Oliver Bowles, graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A. 1907, MA 1908) including a personal recollection of his education both formal and informal. This essay entitled "Recollections of an Uphill Road to Learning" describes life as a student at the University during the early years of this century. Also included is a few pieces of correspondence and a publication list.
Copy of the Final Report of the Commissioners of Inquiry into the Affairs of King's College University and Upper Canada College (Quebec, 1852) with a tipped-in letter to Boyle from Joseph Workman, 4 March 1891; affixed to the report is the bookplate of the Baldwins of Spadina.
Slides of postcards of events, buildings, and grounds at the University of Toronto and in the City of Toronto.
Fonds consists of 2 accessions
B1986-0018: Personal records of Alexander Brady, consisting of addresses, correspondence and diaries; course and lecture and research notes; administrative files (Department of Political Economy) and subject files; maps, monographs, and photographs, relating primarily to the application of political theory to the evolution of the British and Commonwealth political systems. (253 boxes, ca. 1884-1985)
B1988-0008: Correspondence, notes, pamphlets, press clippings, reports, lecture notes, addresses and manuscripts documenting Alexander Brady's interest in Canadian economic, industrial and constitutional development, modern political thought, and Commonwealth relations. (14 boxes, 1911-1979)
Consists of lecture notes, articles, addresses, and radio broadcasts on philosophical themes; presentation certificate from students at Government College, Lahore (1908); and biographical sketches and tributes. Includes convocation address "Western University London" n.d.
Brett, George Sidney
Three photographs documenting Wilbert P. Brian experiences as a member of Devonshire Residence East House. Included is a view of the 1934 freshmen bed race in which Brian took part. Accompanying these photographs are two pages from a scrapbook with clippings about the freshmen bed races and other related events.
Brian, Wilbert P.
Fonds consists of 2 accessions
B1987-0045: Photo of 1924 meeting of the Association; the University of Toronto professors represented are Charles Ryle Fay and Robert Morrison MacIver.
B2009-0026: Bound volume of printed programmes, tickets, blank forms, published notices etc. re activities at the Toronto meeting of the Association in August 1897.
British Association for the Advancement of Science
Records documenting Claude Brodeur's career as educational psychologist in the Faculty of Education. Includes mainly correspondence, some files relating to workshops seminars and conferences, reports authored, speeches, articles, consultant files and some early counseling files.
Brodeur, C. Claude
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
Snapshots depicting student life on campus during Brooks' time in the Faculty of Medicine. Includes images of the centenary parade in 1927, activities at Hart House, Devonshire House, Varsity Arena, and the Medical Building. Four duplicate negatives can be found in box 002P.
Brooks, Lewis Horton
This fonds consists of three accessions containing correspondence, notes, diaries, certificates and diplomas, manuscripts and copies of printed articles, lecture notes, and photographs documenting Prof. E.K. Brown's career as professor of English literature at the University of Toronto, University of Manitoba and University of Chicago. Also includes correspondence to his widow, Margaret Brown (1953-1988), artifacts such as his doctoral cap, Governor-General Literary award of 1944 and Lorne Pierce Medal awarded to him posthumously by the Royal Society of Canada.
Brown, Edward Killoran
Correspondence, articles, and photographs relating to the activities of John Price Brown (MB 1868, MD 1869), and members of his family, including his son, Newton Harcourt Brown, and grandson, Newton Price Harcourt Brown; also the script of a play by Louis Alexander MacKay, one of several produced in Hart House Theatre.
Also includes a framed charcoal portrait of Dr. John Price Brown drawn by his son Newton Harcourt Brown. (B2006-0019)
Brown, John Price
Records documenting the activites of Milton Brown as professor in the Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine and head (1956-1967) of the Department of Public Health. There are extensive files on administrative matters and courses; on courses given at the Canadian Civil Defence College; on research relating to tuberculosis, other communicable diseases, and the development of vaccines; and on committees, especially those that Brown chaired, such as the Panel on Infection and Immunity of the Defence Research Board and the Committee on Accident Prevention of the Canadian Public Health Association. Some of Dr. Brown's files incorporate material produced by Donald Fraser, and there are also some of the latter's files.
Included is correspondence, memoranda and notes, financial records, grant applications, lecture notes, minutes, reports, addresses, manuscripts, publications and photoprints.
Brown, Milton Herbert
Fonds consists of 4 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for further detail.
Personal records of George Brown, including personal and professional correspondence, course notes (?), lecture notes in Canadian and American history, including mimeographed ones prepared for the Prisoner of War camps in Canada during World War II (1943-1944); research notes, drafts of articles and offprints; bibliography cards; glass-plate negatives and card index to photographs.
Brown, George Williams
Rules for compiling and copy of a logging report (with photographs), "Logging Operation of J.R. Booth Co. Ltd.," by Charles P. Howard and Robert M. Bullock, carried out for the Faculty of Forestry in 1931; "Notes on logging dam construction" by J. A. Gilles, Upper Ottawa Improvement Co., 1931; table of wages for logging and sawmill industry, 1913-1931; sketch maps, a sketch of equipment, and publications relating to the forest products industry in Ontario.
Bullock, Robert McCallum
Contains notebooks, assignments and a textbook of Lachlan Taylor Burwash, who studied Mining Engineering at the School of Practical Science from 1893-1897. Included are Applied Chemistry (1893); Applied Chemistry II (1894?); Physics (1894); Dynamics and Kinematics (1894); Constructive Design and Surveying (1895). Also three general notebooks (1889, 1894, 1895) and assignments and a textbook from Book-keeping (1891).
Burwash, Lachlan Taylor
Personal records of Helen J. Breslauer, consisting primarily of a study of which she was a principal investigator along with Professor Howard Andrews, “Co-operative housing: a case study of decision-making in design and user satisfaction” (1968-1975). This fonds also includes files relating broadly to the development of an urban studies programme at Erindale College, with particular emphasis on course CGR/SOC 340E: “Concepts, methods, and values in urban studies” (1972-1976).
Seven of the eight series in this fonds deal with the Co-operative housing case study and are arranged according to the areas of research mapped out in the interim reports [see Series 7]. In addition there is an administrative series and a reports series which provide an overview of the research methodology, findings and administration of the research project.
Breslauer, Helen J.
Two diaries for the years 1919 and 1922 written by John Bacon Brodie, graduate of the University of Toronto (BA, 1918) documenting his day to day life in Toronto working for the "Varsity Magazine" World War I supplement and his courtship of Phoebe Wade.
Brodie, John Bacon
Fonds consists of 2 accessions:
B1984-0006: Correspondence, pamphlets, invitation cards, programmes, articles, photographs and lantern slides relating to the Lister Centennial Commemoration, 1927, which Dr. Cameron attended as the representative of the Faculty of Medicine. (2 boxes, 1923-1930)
B1986-0014: Copy of W.S. Wallace's "A History of the University of Toronto, 1827-1927", annotated by Irving Heward Cameron, who recorded additional sources and provided commentary and personal reminiscences. (1 box, 1927)
Cameron, Irving Heward
B.A. (1885) and M.A. (1896) diplomas and 2 prize books awarded with the silver medal in Modern Languages (1885).
Cameron, John Home
Fonds consists of sketches, drafts, and texts for Udo Kasemets’s compositions, including scores prior to 1960 that use conventional media, and those after 1960, which consists of multi-purpose scores, combination scores, and theatre pieces. The fonds also contains programs and press notices for performances by Udo Kasemets and of his works; correspondence with many American avant-garde musicians; and Kasemets’s projects and notes from his time teaching at the Ontario College of Art.
This fonds contains artifacts relating to St. Michael's College, including dishes, commemorative ephemera, medals and trophies, sports memorabilia, and college memorabilia.
Fonds consists of records associated with Frye's academic career in addition to some personal records. The fonds is comprised of the following series: 1) Correspondence files; 2) Literary files; 3) Personal files; 4) Professional files; 5) Audio-visual records; 6) Publications by Northrop Frye; 7) Files about Northrop Frye; 8) Artifacts; 9) Miscellaneous printed files; 10) Files relating to the estate of Northrop Frye; and 11) Collected Northrop Frye records.
Frye, Herman Northrop
Copy of 1906 "Torontonensis", annotated with death dates of Campbell's classmates from the class of 1906 (Medicine). Included are some death notices and obituaries.
Campbell, Angus Alexander
Fonds consists of the personal records of Prof. David R. Cameron, political scientist. The majority of the records document Prof. Cameron’s work with the federal and provincial governments, rather than his academic work.
Much of the fonds documents Prof. Cameron’s work with the federal and Ontario governments on constitutional renewal, national unity, and French-English relations in the late 1970s and 1980s. In particular, there is significant documentation of the Pépin-Robarts Task Force on Canadian Unity, and Cameron’s work with the Federal-Provincial Relations Office. Prof. Cameron’s work on post-secondary education with the Secretary of State is also well documented, as is his work on constitutional renewal and Ontario-Quebec relations with the Ontario government in the 1990s.
Records relating to this government service include day planners and steno pads, correspondence and memos, briefings, news clippings, government documents, reports, proposals, research and background files, travel records, contracts, drafts and revisions, and meeting agendas, minutes and briefings.
Fonds also includes records relating to Prof. Cameron’s involvement with the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (2001-2003), the Walkerton Inquiry (2001-2002), and the Sri Lankan peace process (2002-2005).
Academic records include employment records, correspondence, some conference files, and publication files, especially those related to his Patterns of Association project (1997-2006).
Cameron, David R.