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Elspeth Steuart Clark fonds

  • UTA 1142
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2000

This accession comprises the entire fonds of personal letters of Mrs. Elspeth Clark to her mother, Mrs. Isabella Bertram Fripp, dating from embarkation by ship with her two children, Edwin and Shirley, in July 1940 until May, 1944, shortly before their return to England. The letters written on a weekly basis describe travel conditions aboard ship and overland to Toronto, and details regarding day to day life of herself and her children as guests of the CBOC in Toronto. Details of daily life include living conditions, children’s schooling (Edwin at U.T.S. and Shirley at Bishop Strachan) illnesses and other medical needs, summer camps, and Mrs. Clark’s work with the Red Cross, Hart House, and the War Guest Mothers’ Club, among others. In addition to the letters from Mrs. Clark are also the occasional enclosed letters of her children, Edwin and Shirley, to their grandmother. Additional notes by her son, E.F. clarify context of some information such as her memoir. Letter log books (1940-1949) provide dates, to whom sent and summary of contents of each letter. The log books also include lists, name and addresses and other notes relating to their stay in Toronto. Also included are photographs documenting Mrs. Clark, her children and other people relating to their stay in Canada.

Clark, Elspeth Steuart

Sir Allan Napier MacNab Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00220
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1801-1907

Legal and business papers and correspondence, chiefly relating to MacNab’s various property transactions, as well as a small amount of historical material relating to the Rebellion of 1837-1838. Also includes documents from the governing of the Estate after Allan MacNab’s death. This includes papers from MacNab’s sister-in-law and executor, Sophia Stuart MacNab, as well papers from her successors, Mary Stuart Daly and Caroline Daly. These records pertain to the maintenance of the estate, information on the mortgages owned by the estate and lawsuits.

MacNab, Allan Napier

Campus Community Cooperative Day Care Centre fonds

  • UTA 2008
  • Fonds
  • 1963-[20--?], predominant 1969-1977

Fonds contains records created and accumulated by one of the founding members of the CCCDCC, John Foster, and predominantly consists of materials documenting the formative years of the cooperative, with particular focus on the events of 1970 and 1972. The records reflect the sometimes adversarial relationship with university administration and the province during those years and demonstrate ongoing negotiation with those two groups. Included are records documenting CCCDCC’s goals and philosophy and the challenges of combining political ideals with the day-to-day operation of a child care facility. Also included are materials that situate the CCCDCC as part of a larger movement towards co-operative organization, early childhood education in Canada and the U.S. and other movements of the period. There are also records related to other Toronto groups providing child care such as The St. Andrew’s University Day Nursery.

Records include correspondence, committee documentation, financial records, research materials, newsletters, fact sheets, membership lists, educational materials, ephemera, publications and clippings of media coverage.

See series descriptions for additional information.

Campus Community Cooperative Day Care Centre

Leslie Bell fonds

  • CA OTUFM 39
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2007

Fonds contains documents relating to Leslie R. Bell's career as a composer, arranger, choral conductor, educator, and music columnist. Materials include manuscript music (both of arrangements and original compositions); radio scripts and notes relating to his work in broadcasting as a radio commentator for CBC and CFRB, Toronto; publicity documents relating to performances by Leslie Bell and the Leslie Bell Singers; correspondence; documents relating to his work as the co-founder and first executive director of the Canadian Music Educators' Association (CMEA); and, newspaper articles, including those written by Bell and about him). The fonds also contains postmortem documents, including condolence correspondence to his wife, Leona Bell, and documents relating to the Leslie Bell Singers reunions and the Leslie Bell Scholarship.

Bell, Leslie R.

Joseph W. Shaw fonds

  • UTA 1762
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2010

Personal records of Joseph W. Shaw, documenting, in the form of correspondence, diaries, notes, manuscripts, photographs, slides, sketches, lecture notes and addresses, his life as an archaeologist, primarily with the Kommos excavations project in Crete, but also including other excavations. There are extensive lecture notes and supporting material from his teaching Activities in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Toronto, and on his writings.

Shaw, Joseph W.

Elizabeth Benson Guy fonds

  • CA OTUFM 60
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2010, predominant 1947-1979

Fonds consists of the personal and professional papers of Elizabeth Benson Guy, including correspondence, photographs, programs, reviews, press notices, and manuscripts copied by or for Benson Guy.

Benson-Guy, Elizabeth

Emmy Heim fonds

  • CA OTUFM 58
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1956

Fonds consists of Emmy Heim's lecture notes for the Toronto Conservatory of Music (TCM) and Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (RCMT), correspondence, programs, posters, and a photograph. Fonds also includes manuscripts of songs written for, or copied by, Emmy Heim.

Heim, Emmy

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bursar's Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2001
  • Fonds
  • 1831-2017

Fonds consists of the records from the Upper Canada Academy and the period when Victoria University (formerly College) was situated in Cobourg. It includes records of the Academy Treasurer, John Beatty and of the Bursars/Treasurers, John Potts and George Cox.

Subsequent records are from the Bursars of Victoria University:
W.J. Little (1932-1951)
W.C. James (1951-1963)
F.C. Stokes (1963-1985)
Larry Kurtz, (1985-2003)
David Keeling (2004-2009)
Ray deSouza (Present)

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bursar's Office

Lothar Klein fonds

  • CA OTUFM 14
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2002

Fonds includes 110 files of sketches and final copies for many of his musical works; 3 files of theoretical and critical writings; and, 1 file of programs and press notices.

Klein, Lothar

Elyakim (Peter) Taussig fonds

  • CA OTUFM 13
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1993

Fonds includes audio tapes, video art works, correspondence, compositions and arrangements, scrapbooks, and term papers for Taussig's graduate courses.

Taussig, Elyakim

Science for Peace (Toronto, Ont.) fonds

  • UTA 1750
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2013, predominant 1981-2013

Administrative files of Science for Peace, a registered charity founded in 1981 by University of Toronto faculty concerned with world peace and environmental and social justice. Fonds consists of four (4) accessions:
-B2010-0017: meeting minutes of the Board and committees; correspondence subject files including those relating to the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI); annual general meeting files; membership; fundraising; financial records; newsletters. (6 boxes, 1981-2000)
-B2012-0019: records of the Board, office correspondence, membership records, reports and briefings, financial records, event files, working group reports, and records relating to the establishment of the Peace Studies program and the Chair of Peace Studies. (5 boxes, [ca. 1981]-2007)
-B2013-0004: Science for Peace General and Administration, member list (1997-1998); Chair of Peace Studies (1981-1987); UC Peace Studies (1983-2013); Individuals correspondence and writings (1961-2001); Inter-University Workshop on Peace Education (1983-1989); Other Peace Studies Programmes (1984-1988); Pugwash (1999-2002); Eric Fawcett Memorial, (1997-2003). (2 boxes, 1961-2013, predominant 1981-2013)
-B2017-0023: General publicity material for Science for Peace as well as documents related to the creation of the Chair of Peace Studies position at the University of Toronto. Records include newsletters, bulletins, correspondence, memoranda, and proposals. (1 box, 1980-1991)

Science for Peace (Toronto, Ont.)

Udo Kasemets fonds

  • CA OTUFM 11
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2011

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.

Kasemets, Udo

David Jones Oral History Collection

  • CA ON00389 C11
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1970 - 1991, predominantly 1986 - 1991]

Fonds consists of audio cassette recordings produced by Thomas Dilworth, largely consisting of interviews with individuals who personally knew the English poet and artist David Jones, as well as Dilworth’s own notes and observations while visiting locations of significance to Jones throughout the UK, and a series of conversations with Jones at an advanced age.

The recordings were created as part of Dilworth's research for the writing of Jones’ biography, the interviews aim to uncover the realities of Jones’ personal and artistic life, including his friendships and relationships, religious life, his motivations, opinions, habits, and the environments in which he lived. Dilworth compels his interviewees to recount memories and contextualize the details of Jones’ life, often referring to correspondence, written accounts, previous interviews, and his own conversations with Jones prior to his death.

Thomas Dilworth

Joseph Burr Tyrrell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00026
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1870-1957

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, notebooks, drafts for articles and books, family papers, maps, large collection of photographs, clippings and memorabilia.

Tyrrell, Joseph Burr

Deborah Barnett Fine Print Collection

  • CA ON00389 C10
  • Collection
  • 1973-2018 (predominant 1974-1982, 2010-2018)

Collection consists of printed materials including chapbooks, books, bound volumes, broadsides, posters, greeting cards, stationery, advertising materials, and other ephemera. The collection spans Deborah Barnett’s career as a designer, printer, and publisher at Dreadnaught Press, Dreadnaught Design, Someone.ca, and Someone Editions.

Chapbooks and production materials Barnett designed and produced as the College Printer at Kelly Library Print Studio are held in a separate collection, which is currently being processed.

Barnett, Deborah

Arnold Maria Walter fonds

  • UTA 1935
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1940, 1970-1973

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1979-0014: Portraits of children, possibly related to Professor Walter. Many photoprints are undated. Taken by Unique Art Studio; Len Hillyard, Saskatoon. Other photographers unknown. 1937-1940

B1995-0025: Course notes from a Spanish course taken by Professor Walter in 1970-71; notes and lecture notes in German and English. 1970-1973

Walter, Arnold

Edith McConica fonds

  • CA OTUFM 72
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1930

Fonds consists of sheet music used by Edith McConica when she accompanied silent films in Luseland, Saskatchewan in the 1920s, as well as some pedagogical sheet music used when she was learning piano from Leora Kridler (Mrs. Milton Herrold) in her home town of Findlay, Ohio, and teaching her children piano in Luseland.

McConica, Edith

Freda Hawkins fonds

  • UTA 1357
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1994

Includes professional correspondence, lectures, manuscript of articles and addresses, research notes relating to her research on government immigration policy and practices. Also included are the records of the Advisory Board on Adjustments of Immigrants (1969-77) of which she was a member. Dr. Hawkins taught in the Political Science Department from 1966-1985 and served as an immigration consultant for several government bodies.

Hawkins, Freda

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). First House fonds

  • CA ON00357 2047
  • Fonds
  • 1959–1992

Fonds consists of general files containing minutes, correspondence, memoranda, lists of residents and other records, 1959–1961, 1966–1967, 1970–1981; minutes, 1981–1987; minutes, 1990–1991, and minutes and other records, 1991–1992; and photographs.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). First House

Talivaldis Kenins fonds

  • CA OTUFM 12
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1997

Fonds consists of manuscript scores, compositional sketches, correspondence, programs, and teaching materials, related to Kenins's career as a composer and professor at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

Kenins, Talivaldis

Alison Prentice fonds

  • UTA 1674
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2018

This fonds consists of 3 accessions which together give a fairly complete documentation of Prof. Prentice’s career as a scholar, mentor and teacher. Extensive correspondence, memos, e-mails, research notes and manuscripts found in various series document her scholarly contributions. Correspondence with students, letters of recommendation and her leadership on associations and projects document her wide influence among historians. Since she was a pioneer in the teaching of women’s history, her teaching files found in Series 9 are important resources in studying women’s history as an emerging discipline in higher education.

Perhaps most importantly however, this fonds documents the network of Canadian academics, most of which were women, in the area of women’s history, the history of education and women’s studies in general. Many of Prof. Prentice projects and publications were collaborative and therefore the fonds documents her relationship with this network of women historians. It is also evident that through these collaborations, Prof. Prentice was not only at the centre of women’s studies within her own generation but also influenced the next generation of scholars who have gone on to make their own contributions in history departments and women’s studies programs throughout Canadian universities.

Prof Prentice is a pioneer in both teaching and researching women’s history. As a result, these records will be of interest to anyone researching the evolution of women’s history as a discipline, the teaching of the history of education and women’s history as well the role of women in higher education.

Prentice, Alison

Philip H. Byer fonds

  • UTA UTA 1230
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2011

This fonds consists of Byer’s work as a Professor at the University of Toronto, and his government and private-sector work for various committees and councils. The fonds includes a large collection of lecture notes, syllabi, and class materials used by Byer to deliver instruction for various engineering courses. The collection also includes Byer’s research notes for numerous committee and council projects for the University of Toronto and for various public and private-sector organizations. Many of Byer’s publication notes, talks, and conference presentations are also included in this fonds. The Philip H. Byer fonds consists of the following series; 1) Files for Courses, 2) Files for Lecture Notes and Papers/Publications and Presentations, 3) Files for Committees and Research Projects, and 4) Files for University Committees and Projects.

Byer, Philip H.

Michael Marrus fonds

  • UTA 1517
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2012

Fonds consists of correspondence, news clippings, reports, reviews, appointment calendars, and other records relating to Michael R. Marrus’s education, academic career, publishing record and university and community service. In particular, records document Prof. Marrus’s prestigious career as a historian of the Holocaust and an expert on the relationships between Christians and Jews (predominantly in France) during World War Two, and also document his involvement in ongoing concerns in the Jewish community, both pertaining to faith and Zionism. In particular, Prof. Marrus’s extensive publishing record is well-documented in contracts, reviews, and ongoing correspondence with readers and colleagues debating and exploring the assertions made in his work. The fonds also documents Prof. Marrus’s career as a student at Berkeley in the 1960s, and his return to student life with his pursuit of a Master of Studies in Law degree (MSL) from the University of Toronto in 2004. Some records also relate to Prof. Marrus’s teaching duties and appointments at the University of Toronto, as well as his service on the University’s Governing Council. One series documents his service on the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission (1999-2001) and with the Friends of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon.

Marrus, Michael

A. Edward Safarian fonds

  • UTA 1738
  • Fonds
  • 1922-2017

Fonds consists of 6 accessions:

B1989-0032: Addresses, articles, correspondence, manuscripts, notes, press clippings and reports documenting Professor Safarian's career as an economist and professor at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Toronto. Included are files on federal, provincial and University committees, task forces, and royal commissions. Subject areas include foreign ownership and control, constitutional change, and higher education (18 boxes, 1955-1980).

B1994-0019: Correspondence, course and lecture notes, memoranda, reports, manuscripts of publications, addresses, reports, briefs, certificates and diplomas, press clippings and photoprints documenting Edward Safarian's career as an economist specialising on foreign investment and as a professor and administrator at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Toronto (41 boxes, 1922-1993).

B1996-0034: Course and lecture notes, correspondence, addresses, research notes, manuscripts and publications documenting Edward Safarian as a student, economist specializing in international trade, and an administrator (6 boxes, 1943-1993).

B2000-0008: Professional correspondence, lecture notes, addresses, and student notes documenting Dr. A. Edward Safarian's career as a student, economist of international trade and administrator at the University of Toronto. Records predominantly consist of professional correspondence concerning publications, student references, teaching, the Encyclopedia Brittanica and consultancy work. In addition, there are also teaching materials, course notes and student essays. No personal records are contained herein (4 boxes, 1945-1997).

B2006-0030: Personal records of Edward Safarian, Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto consisting of personal correspondence, including files on the Table Ronde d'Economistes France-Canada (7th : 1991 : Paris) and the granting of an honorary degree by the University of Toronto to Arthur E. Child (1994); research files, including interviews, for Safarian's writings on foreign ownership and multinational enterprise; and files on his professional association woth the Canadian-American Committee, including notes on its confidential meetings (1972-1992), and on confidential meetings of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (1991-1997), espeically its Economic Growth and Policy Program. The files for the last include confidential minutes, notes on discussions and correspondence with offiers of the CIAR and the directors and members of the Growth program, presentations by Safarian to the CIAR and addresses to outside bodies on behalf of the CIAR (8 boxes, 1956-2004).

B2018-0023: Accession consists of the last remaining records of Professor A. Edward Safarian. Material predominantly consists of records documenting his professional life as a professor and researcher. These include teaching files from his time at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Toronto as well as research files and drafts of publications on topics primarily related to multinational enterprises and public policy, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, free trade, and NAFTA. This accession also contains material reflecting Professor Safarian’s international outlook, including several personal and business trips to Armenia, a research project on China, and involvement as a board member of the Mosaic Institute. Records include correspondence, annotated articles and notes, reports, lecture notes, research files and drafts of publications and addresses. (1945-2017, 4.68m, 36 boxes).

Safarian, A. Edward

A. Rodney Bobiwash fonds

  • UTA 1116
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2002

Fonds consists of the personal records of Alan Rodney Bobiwash, documenting his career as a university instructor, aboriginal and anti-racist activist, consultant, and representative for global Indigenous rights. Series 1, the most extensive series, consists of an A-Z subject files that document Bobiwash’s aboriginal and anti-racist activism, and provides the best overview of professional activities during the 1980s and 1990s. Series 5 is a chronological collection of records related to the conferences and seminars Bobiwash attend in various professional capacities from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. The fonds also contains personal correspondence and records that document Bobiwash’s education, personal relationships, and activities, as well as Curriculum Vitae and obituaries. Included in the personal records are notebooks, journals and prayer books which document Bobiwash’s day-to-day personal life, his travels, spirituality, and the progression of his professional career from a private point of view. Other series document Bobiwash’s personal and professional writing, and the Metis bibliography he created. Finally, series 10 contains both personal and professional photographs, the majority of which are related to Bobiwash’s professional activities in the 1990s, and early 2000s.

Bobiwash, A. Rodney

David Richard Olson fonds

  • UTA 1633
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2017

Personal records of David Richard Olson, Professor Emeritus OISE/UT and University Professor, documenting his career as a leader in educational theory and applied psychology, and consisting of files on his education and early teaching; journals, daybooks, and notebooks; correspondence; drafts (with associated correspondence) of articles, books, addresses, and some university lectures. Also included is a position paper on the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology (1981), some photoprints and postcards, and certificates of honours bestowed.

Olson, David Richard

Anne Lancashire fonds

  • UTA 1460
  • Fonds
  • [196-]-2012; predominant 1975-2012

Fonds consists of the records of Anne Lancashire, documenting her career as a Professor of English at the University of Toronto from her appointment in 1965 at the University College English Department, and her cross-appointment to Drama in 1975 and Cinema Studies in 1985, until her retirement in 2012, as well as her several administrative positions at the University. Her research, publications and administration positions held for several professional associations are also documented. The content of the fonds primarily document the last 40 years of her work, but there is some coverage of her early teaching career and research. The fonds provides a significant record of her work as a faculty and administration member of the University of Toronto, her extensive research and scholarship, and her involvement in several professional associations relating to English literature and drama.

Records include correspondence, minutes, reports, course notes, syllabi, exams and tests, course bibliographies and a course pack on medieval literature, press clippings, publication reviews, research lectures and papers, manuscripts and other records documenting Professor Lancashire’s graduate and undergraduate courses taught in English, Drama and Cinema Studies, various administrative positions, and extensive research and scholarship.

Lancashire, Anne

Mario Pratesi fonds

  • CA ON00399 69
  • Fonds
  • 1818-1971, predominant 1870-1920

Fonds contains records relating to Mario Pratesi's career as a writer, as well as family records.

Fonds consists of the following series:

Series 1: Correspondence
Series 2: Records relating to literary work
Series 3: Photographs
Series 4: Family records

Pratesi, Mario

Ian Hacking fonds

  • UTA 1339
  • Fonds
  • 1854-2015 [predominant 1980-2010]

Fonds consists of records documenting the professional and personal life of analytic philosopher and professor, Dr. Ian Hacking. Records primarily focus on the academic and publishing activity of Dr. Hacking from the early 1980’s to 2010. The material reflects the broad and diverse interests of Dr. Hacking in his work, as well as his exchange with scholars in diverse fields. Records include correspondence, manuscripts and drafts of written works, reprints, lecture notes, and extensive subject files. Additionally, correspondence, press clippings, and photographs chronicle Dr. Hacking’s professional and academic achievements.

Fonds also documents aspects of Dr. Hacking’s personal and family life. These include diaries and notebooks of Dr. Hacking, birth and marriage certificates, drawings by his children, family snapshots, as well as correspondence, photographs and copies of records from the Hacking and MacDougall families.

See series and sub-series descriptions for additional information.

Hacking, Ian

Michael Phillips fonds

  • CA ON00399 74
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2015

Fonds consists of Michael Phillips' records relating to his academic writings, including his extensive correspondence with Blake scholars, publishers, and printers as well as records related to lectures, exhibits and research in printmaking.

Photographs are of images of works by Blake, printmaking techniques and tools as well as images used in the catalogue for the Ashmolean Museum's Blake exhibition in 2014.

The fonds is divided into the following series:

Series 1: Correspondence
Series 2: Records relating to writings and publications
Series 3: Records relating to lectures and conferences
Series 4: Records relating to exhibitions
Series 5: Records relating to research
Series 6: Records relating to Blake scholars

Phillips, Michael

Hart House fonds

  • UTA 0120
  • Fonds
  • 1870s - 2018

This fonds contains 73 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Hart House

University of Toronto. Hungarian Chair fonds

  • UTA 0125
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2004

This fonds contains 2 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Hungarian Chair

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