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Series consists of Adena Black's diaries from 1913-1918, from the time of her marriage to Davidson Black through the First World War.

Correspondence and biographical

Consists of correspondence with colleagues, publishers, and his wife. Also includes a framed letter from Duncan Campbell Scott, 2 annotated books, educational diplomas and certificates, memoirs, scrapbooks, graduation robes, and various medals.

Lecture notes

Most are titled and dated and include pencilled dates of revision on the title pages. Where loose holograph sheets were found, they were placed, in the original order, in small neutral paper folders. The bulk of the material was prepared between 1936 and 1939. The series was not completely organized, but the lectures seem to have been grouped by course.

The lecture notes consist of holograph outlines of lectures of half sheets of paper interspersed with holograph and typewritten sheets of the actual text of the presentation.

Lecture notes filed in black file boxes

Except for their organization in to file boxes, this material is of the same type as that in Series 2. The titles of the file boxes are as follows:

Romantic Poetry
Arnold II [note there is no Arnold I]
English Novel I
English Novel II
Browning II
Nineteenth Century Minor Prose
Seventeenth Century

Print material

Consists of off-prints and clippings from various journals of book reviews and critical articles by E.K. Brown.

Other records

Consists of various records, including student work, a portrait of Louis Cazamian, and various academic work. See file listing for more details.

Co-operative Housing Case Study: administration & correspondence

This series includes drafts and notes on the initial research proposal, including notes on their research strategy, possible funding, research team meetings and administrative working notes, as well as correspondence and notes regarding the review and evaluation of the research project by the Ministry of Urban Affairs. In addition, this series includes information about contract negotiations as well as a signed copy of the agreement among the Ministry of Urban Affairs, the principal researchers and the Governing Council of the university. The correspondence files include correspondence with the housing cooperative, the Centre for Urban and Community Development, and the Review Committee, Office of the Finally this series includes administrative files detailing personnel and budget and financial management of the research project.

Co-operative Housing Case Study: meeting minutes & transcripts

This series consists of meeting minutes, agendas, notices and notes by both Breslauer and Andrews for meetings of the Co-op Habitat Association of Toronto (CHAT) Board of Directors and staff, as well as the Ashworth Square Co-operative Board of Directors, staff and general membership covering the period from 5 October 1971 to 2 January 1974. It also consists of paper transcripts of meetings from 12 January 1972 CHAT staff meeting to the 18 September 1973 ASC Board of Directors meeting.

Co-operative Housing Case Study: user interviews

These files contain the instruments, schedules and coding manuals for the first wave of user interviews of Ashworth Square Co-operative housing residents as well as the follow-up surveys with residents and interviews with prior residents. The files contain raw data collected as well as write-ups and notes on Professors Breslauer’s and Andrews’ findings. The first interviews were conducted in May 1973 and the follow-up surveys and interviews with prior residents were conducted.

Co-operative Housing Case Study: activities diaries

These files contain the instruments, schedules and the revised coding manual as well as the working notes on the design, execution and instruction for the in-depth activities diaries. In addition, this series contains the raw data from the sample interviews conducted within the co-op and within the non-co-operative housing environment used for comparison purposes. It also contains personnel files for this phase of the research, records of payments to participants and a draft progress report. The actual interviews were conducted in June of 1983. The rest of the time was spent developing the instruments, scheduling and coding the interview responses.

Co-operative Housing Case Study: non-user interviews

Interviews were conducted with several staff and board members involved in the design, construction and administration of the Ashworth Square Housing Co-operative. Included in this series are the interview transcripts and tapes, as well as some interview notes. These interviews were conducted over two years from 25 May 1972 to 13 May 1974.

Co-operative Housing Case Study: background materials & research

In addition to the attendance at meetings of CHAT and ASC board, staff and member meetings, and interviews and surveys of users and non-users, the researchers also collected background material on the Ashworth Square Housing Co-operative, and the United Church of Canada Board of Evangelism and Social Service National Housing Committee as one of its main funding bodies.

The background materials on the Ashworth Square Housing Co-operative itself include architectural drawings of the suite plans, a copy of the original proposal for its development, a copy of the occupancy agreement and by-laws, as well as general publicity for the co-op and information regarding the initial election of members to the Board of Directors. There are also seven b/w photographs of co-op members and children. The background materials on the United Church of Canada Board of Evangelism and Social Service National Housing Committee includes minutes of meetings of both the housing committee and the Technical Subcommittee, correspondence, reports, a brief on housing to Hon Paul Hellyer (Minister of Transport).

Professors Breslauer and Andrews also conducted research into housing issues, and co-op housing alternatives across Canada, the US and abroad. These files include information on the Co-op Housing Foundation, and the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation papers on co-op housing and in particular, on the Ashworth Square Housing Co-op. They also include information on co-op housing conferences, other housing co-operatives and organizations, and general housing issues and research published during this time period. Included in this series is a CBC radio special on housing cooperatives which includes a piece on the ASC.

Co-operative Housing Case Study: interim and final reports

This series includes five bound interim reports to the Ministry of Urban Affairs on the progress of this research study, as well as notes for the sixth interim report. It also includes correspondence, working notes and drafts of the four-volume, eight-chapter final report published in 1975 by the Centre for Urban & Community Studies for the Ministry of Urban Affairs.

Urban Studies Programme at Erindale College

This series consists of files pertaining to the development of an Urban Studies Programme at Erindale College. In particular, there are files relating to the curriculum for two courses: one addressing Urban Canada, and the other entitled ‘Concepts, Methods and Values in Urban Planning’. In addition there are files pertaining to the Urban Studies & Community Living programme at Innis College.

Personal records and early career

Series consists of records relating to Prof. Cameron's early career and personal life. Records pertaining to various positions held by Prof. Cameron (including at Trent University, the University of Toronto, and various government departments) include offers of employment, staff appointment forms, appraisal reports, salary revisions, training records, and correspondence.

Further records relating to Prof. Cameron's employment at Trent University include course syllabi and a copy of the Trent University Student newspaper, Arthur, (1976) with a cover story about an English Department scandal during Prof. Cameron's time as Trent's Dean of Arts and Science. Records relating to his time on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Canadian Studies (1982-1985) include minutes of the editorial board meeting.

Records classed as 'personal' primarily relate to professional matters of particular import (ex: appointments and promotions), and include correspondence, peer reviews, letters of reference, employment records, other people's CVs, congratulatory notes, and membership records. One file also includes a handwritten letter from Jane Jacobs. One file consists of a diary recording Prof. Cameron's time in England in 1966.

The first file in this series includes file lists and inventories of Prof. Cameron's records during various points in his career. These may be useful to researchers working with records in other series, as some documents are listed at the item level.

Series also includes 9 photographs: primarily posed portraits and a photograph of Prof. Cameron at the Conference on the University into the 21st century in May 1984.

Constitutional renewal

Series consists of records relating to Prof. Cameron's work on constitutional renewal, particularly at the provincial level, after his return to academia. This especially pertains to his advisory work for the Ontario Government and its Premier. Records in this series relate to various groups and meetings, and attempts were made to keep records from each group (or set of meetings) together. In some cases, groups were interfiled together, in which case such segregation was not possible.

Research and publications

Series consists of records relating to various research projects and publications Prof. Cameron worked on, relating to federalism, national unity, and multigovernance.

Records also document Prof. Cameron's work on the Patterns of Association project. Prof. Cameron served as a Principal Investigator (along with Richard Simeon and Jane Jenson) on the project, which was originally proposed as "Patterns of Association in Canadian Civil Society: Linguistic Relations in Non-governmental Organizations"

Romanow Commission

In 2001, the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada posted Requests for Proposals, looking for research teams to address particular issues. Prof. Cameron became the member of one such teams, which looked at fiscal federalism and health, and was led by Harvey Lazar, Director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University.

Prof. Cameron's records relating to the Romanow Commission include background material from the Commission, including the 2003 First Ministers' Accord on Health Care Renewal, material produced by the C.D. Howe Institute and Fraser Institute, news clippings, government documents, and papers, reports, and other material submitted to the Commission by various individuals and organizations. Series also includes "health reports binders"

Walkerton Inquiry

The Walkerton Inquiry investigated the contamination of the water supply of Walkerton, Ontario with E. coli bacteria in 2000. It also addressed, in general, the safety of drinking water in Ontario. Prof. Cameron wrote Drinking Water Safety: Does Ownership and Management Matter? A Commissioned Research Report for the Walkerton Inquiry, 2001, 200 pp. He also assisted Justice Dennis O'Connor in the preparation of a portion of the Walkerton Report, Part II, 2002.

Records in this series consist primarily of official submissions to the inquiry and research files, arranged alphabetically, on the topic of water purification, public works and public policy. Series also includes reports, notes and drafts.

Sri Lanka

Prof. Cameron joined the Board of the Forum of Federations in 2002. His work with the Forum led him to provide technical support to the Sri Lankan Peace Process, which was seeking resolution to the dispute between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers. Prof. Cameron participated in peace process meetings in Sri Lanka (26-30 April 2002, 30 August-5 September 2002) Sri Lanka/Oslo (25 November-5 December), London (22-23 December), Thailand (3-10 January 2003), Berlin (5-9 February 2003), and Sri Lanka/Tokyo (10-20 March 2003; 24 August-3 September 2004; 26 March-7 April 2005). He also wrote papers and delivered presentations on peace and governance in Sri Lanka.

Records in this series include correspondence, reports, research, proposals from the Tamil Tigers and Sri Lankan government, and articles and presentations on the peace process. Records from particular peace talks include press releases, debriefing comments, texts of speeches, correspondence, maps and other travel documents, news clippings, and notes.

Series also consists of 2 photographs of Prof. Cameron, taken on his travels.

Conferences and presentations

Series consists of a few files relating to various workshops and presentations in which Prof. Cameron participated, including presentations for the Canadian Centre for Management Development on public service, citizenship and intergovernmental relations.


Series consists of Prof. Cameron's day planners, which include notes regarding appointments, meetings, personal events, and some notes to self. Some earlier planners seem to be used as diaries, recording events after they happened.

Steno notebooks

Series consists of steno notebooks kept by Prof. Cameron for much of his career, in which he recorded his own notes from meetings, events, speeches and other activities, as well as notes for projects and other ongoing work.

Task Force on Canadian Unity

In 1977, Prof. Cameron was appointed Director of Research of the Pépin-Robarts Task Force on Canadian Unity (also known as the Pépin-Robarts Commission). The Task Force was created by Pierre Trudeau after the Parti Québécois was elected in 1976 and held public meetings to collect the opinions of Canadians and then advise the government on issues of national unity.

Records in this series include reports, drafts, meeting notes, correspondence, minutes and supporting documentation.

Meeting files were kept in binders, and in addition to agendas and summaries of discussions and observations, also include supporting documentation such as budget proposals, progress reports, proposals, agenda, memos, and research material. Background files were kept on particular individuals (academics, politicians and other figures) whose work was consulted as experts in the field. These files include correspondence and memos, meeting notes, news clippings, articles and other supporting research, as well as feedback on drafts and other work done by the Task Force. Some files include extensive discussion of the direction of the Task Force and the content of its findings.

Working files include summaries of trips to various communities, notes, news clippings, lists of participants at hearings, lists of researchers, speeches, records from the Steering and Editorial Committee, and discussions about the Task Force's relationship with the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University (then directed by Richard Simeon).

Federal-Provincial Relations Office

Series consists of records relating to Prof. Cameron's work in the Federal-Provincial Relations Office (FPRO), within the Privy Council Office (PCO).

From 1979-1980, Prof. Cameron served as Advisor in the Federal-Provincial Relations Office, and a member of the Coordination (Tellier) Group and successor groups, working on the Quebec referendum. Then, from 1980-1982, Prof. Cameron served as the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Strategic and Constitutional Planning, in the Federal-Provincial Relations Office. According to his CV, this position had him "responsible for strategic planning with respect to constitutional change, both before and after patriation, and for broad federal policy and planning with respect to federal-provincial relations in general."

Secretary of State

Prof. Cameron spent 3 years as Assistant Undersecretary of State, Education Support (1982-1985). He was Senior Official Responsible for the Education Support Programs Branch and according to his CV, was "responsible for the federal EPF [Established Programs Financing] transfer payments to the provinces in support of post-secondary education, the Canada Student Loans Program, the Official Languages in Education Program, the National Program in Support of Canadian Studies, and the Secretary of State's involvement in international education affairs."

Press clippings

Series consists of daily press clippings (photocopies of newspaper articles) compiled by the Communications Branch on various issues of import to the government, but especially relating to the constitution.

Subject files

This series consists of A-Z subject files that are primarily related to Rodney Bobiwash's professional activities as a First Nations and Anti-Racist activist. The series documents the far-right political movement that took place in Toronto, and throughout Canada, in the early and mid-1990s. The series includes profiles of far-right racist agitators, white supremacist newsletters and propaganda such as the Heritage Front's Up Front, documentation of the KKK in Canada, and documents related to the anti-racist resistance mounted by Bobiwash and other activists. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject, with records dating from 1980 through to 1997. Photos of Aryan Fest 1992 can be found in Series 10, Boxes /001P and /004P. Series 1 provides a comprehensive overview of the far-right movement in Toronto, and in Canada, during the 1990s, and an understanding of the role Rodney Bobiwash and other First Nations/anti-racist activists played in combating right-wing hate groups.


Series 2 documents the consulting work Rodney Bobiwsh did during the 1990s and early 2000s. The series contains reports, correspondence, contracts, financial statements, and administrative documents related to this consulting work. The majority of the series consists of records associated with Mukwa Ode First Nations Consulting, but there are also records for Bobiwash & Conchelos Associates, Binesi Research Associates, and Red Tree Consulting Group. The list below highlights select files from each box in the series


Series 3 contains Rodney Bobiwash's professional and creative writing, both published and unpublished. Included in this series are short stories, reviews, poems, and book proposals, as well as articles and publications related to Bobiwash's professional activities. Box /018 contains a mix of professional and creative writing, though the majority of the records are professional in nature. Box /018 also contains nine articles with various titles under the heading "My View, which Bobiwash wrote for The Forum for Global Exchange between 1999-2000, as well as an article for a Canadian history CD ROM and an article for Akwesasne News, among other documents. Included in this box are several small collections of Bobiwash's poetry. Box /019 also contains a mix of Bobiwash's professional and creative writing. This box contains mostly creative writing such as short stories, poetry collections, and book proposals, including two proposals to Daykeeper Press for books titled "Red Sun in the Morning"


Series 4 documents Rodney Bobiwash's teaching career at Trent University and at the University of Toronto. The series consists of course notes, lectures, syllabi, presentations and outlines for various Native Studies and Aboriginal Studies courses Bobiwash taught in the 1980s and 1990s. Bobiwash began lecturing at the University of Manitoba before moving on to Trent University and the University of Toronto. The records demonstrate Bobiwash's instructional style, which was both intellectual and practical, where students are encouraged to actively engage with the material being presented. The records also provide a good overview of the issues and challenges facing First Nations peoples in the eighties and nineties. The files are arranged chronologically. For photos from ABS320 see Series 10

Conferences and seminars

Series 5 consists of a chronological collection of records documenting conferences, seminars and workshops attended by Rodney Bobiwash from 1987 until 2001. Bobiwash attended these conferences in many different capacities; as a student, as university lecturer, and as a representative of the various professional organizations, (Native Canadian Centre Toronto, First Nations House, C.W.I.S. etc.), for which he worked. In many cases Bobiwash was not only an attendee but also a participant in these conferences and seminars; sitting on panels and submitting papers for presentation. The files are listed chronologically because the professional capacity in which Bobiwash was attending these events was not always evident in the records. Photos for various conferences can be found in Series 10, boxes /001P to /004P.

Professional activities/organizations and correspondence

Series 6 documents Rodney Bobiwash's professional activities between 1991 and 2002. The records contained in this series are the product of Bobiwash's professional activities as a First Nations and anti-racist activist, and of the positions held by Bobiwash in various organizations during this time period. The records cover a wide variety of activities and contain everything from Klanbuster phone logs and white supremacist newsletters to Aboriginal Urban Alliance meeting minutes and grant and fellowship applications. Of particular interest in terms of anti-racist activities is the file /028(04) documenting the Canadian Human Rights Council federal case initiated by Bobiwash against Wolfgang Droege and the Heritage Front in 1992-1993. The series contains a large quantity of records documenting Bobiwash's work with the Center for World Indigenous Studies (C.W.I.S.) and his work with local First Nations organizations such as the Aboriginal Urban Alliance and the Native Canadian Centre Toronto. In addition, the series also contains records related to Bobiwash's national and international activities concerning various indigenous populations; records documenting Bobiwash's involvement in the Shwelkwek'welt controversy in the Shuswap, as well as his support for the preservation of the "Miami Circle"

Personal records

This series is made up of records related to Rodney Bobiwash's personal life and activities. The first two boxes in this series contain journals, prayer books and notebooks arranged in chronological order from 1982-2001. There are several prayer/journal-notebooks that contain bible study passages and thoughts, as wells as notes and entries dealing with Bobiwash's day-to-day personal life. Box /032 contain records related to Bobiwash's education, post-secondary essays, theses, projects and research (M.A., PhD.). Box /032 also contains Bobiwash's Curriculum Vitae 1992-1996, and obituaries published in local and national newspapers and websites. Series 10 box /004P contains photos of a canoe trip to Algonquin Park in 1988, a photo memorial book for Rodney Bobiwash and Kimy Pernia Domico from 2002, an unidentified group photo, and a photo from Nefteyugansk, Russia dated 1993. The journals, CVs and obituaries are all arranged chronologically.

Personal correspondence

This series consists of personal correspondence between Rodney Bobiwash and family, friends, co-workers and colleagues. The majority of the content is made up of letters, cards, and postcards sent to Bobiwash between 1982 and 2000. The series is arranged alphabetically by the writer's last name.

Métis Bibliography

Series 9 consists of a comprehensive bibliography of sources related to the Metis people, as well as sources related to treaties, the fur trade, Louis Riel, and the general history of first Nations people in Western Canada during the 19th century. The bibliography is made up of close to 1000 index cards, each with a separate entry. 600 of the cards are arranged by subject and 300 of the card are arranged by region. Also included in the series is a paper copy of an earlier version of the bibliography, as well as related research notes and sources (also on index cards).

University education

Dr. Careless earned his B.A. in 1940 from the University of Toronto and his A.M. in 1941 and Ph.D. in 1950 from Harvard University. The records in this series pertain to Dr. Careless’ undergraduate and graduate education. Records consist of Dr. Careless’ undergraduate student notebook [1936?], three undergraduate history term papers (1939-1940) and his B.A. diploma (1940). Also included is his 1950 Harvard Ph. D. diploma and a draft of his doctoral dissertation, “Mid Victorian Liberalism in Canada: George Brown and the Toronto Globe, 1850-1867”.

World War II

From 1942 to 1943, Professor Careless was Assistant to the Naval Historian with the Naval Service Headquarters in Ottawa. He then served as a Special Wartime Assistant with the Department of External Affairs in Ottawa between 1943 and 1945. In this capacity, he travelled to Spain and Sweden on the diplomatic ship “Gripsholm”, in 1944, to exchange Allied and German prisoners of war. The records in this series pertain to Dr. Careless’ wartime service and consist of copies of Department of External Affairs press conferences, 1943-1945, and a manuscript, “The Prince Ships”, 1943.

Professional correspondence

This series consists of professional correspondence arranged chronologically. Most of the material dates from 1964. A flood in Sidney Smith Hall in 1958 destroyed or damaged much of Professor Careless’ early records. The correspondence in this series provides an overview of J. M. S. Careless’ activities as an historian, teacher, administrator, and researcher from 1954 to 1997. Topics include: the Canadian Historical Association, conferences, George Brown, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, the Multi-Cultural Historical Society of Ontario, professional associations, publications, references, research, sabbaticals, and scholarly support.

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