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University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services Series
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Manuscripts and publications

Professor Skilling began writing at an early age; his first attempt at publication, a short story 'Trapping in the Rockies’, was submitted to the Toronto Evening Telegram in 1923. While this series documents his prodigious output over a peri...

Diaries and travel journals

Gordon Skilling began keeping diaries when he was a boy; the earliest includes accounts of trips to New York City and Montreal respectively in February and October 1921. These diaries, which described later trips to the United States and to Musko...

Education

This series covers the Gordon Skilling’s formal education from his attendance at Grace Street Public School through Harbord Collegiate, the University of Toronto (BA 1934), taking his Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford, and the writing...

Correspondence

This series consists of personal correspondence between Professor Skilling and his family, friends and colleagues. Most of it is from the last 20 years of his life and relates primarily to his interest in central and east European affairs. Some ...

University of Toronto and the Living Room Seminar

The records in this series are divided into two sections. The first consists of a few files relating to Professor Skilling’s appointment to the University of Toronto and his activities as an administrator and professor in the Centre for Russian a...

Personal

This series contains biographical information, address books, business cards, correspondence, greeting cards, notes and passports relating primarily to personal activities, including Gordon and Sally’s friendship with many people in Czechoslovakia...

Journals and appointment books

In August of 1941, as Gordon Skilling left United College in Winnipeg for his first academic appointment in the United States, he began to keep a detailed journal of his activities. This journal was continued for the next fifteen years, until Jun...

Family scrapbooks

This series contains three scrapbooks that were assembled by Gordon Skilling to document the history of his family.The first, titled ‘Dad Skilling (W. W. Skilling) and his father, John Skilling’, documents the history of the family from 1828 until...

Association files

Files contain mainly correspondence, reports and minutes documenting Skilling's involvement in various associations.

Correspondence

Files contain incoming and outgoing correspondence mainly of an academic nature. Some correspondence is personal in nature.

Publication projects

This series documents, through correspondence, notes, financial statements, and drafts of manuscripts, three publication projects concerning opposition to communist regimes in eastern Europe, two of which were realized.

Card indices

These boxes contains card indicies under numerous bibliographic headings on Communism in Czechoslovakia and the history of the Czech Communist party between 1918 and 1958.

Article

Consists of: Ruble, Blair. ''Moscow's Avant-Garde Architecture of the 1920s: a tour", 1983.

Graphic material

Consists of graphic material, including photographs of Gill and some taken by him and photographs and postcards of European locations, art and architecture.

Photographs

University of Toronto. Senior Hockey Team. Practice. 1949-1950.(l. to r.) N.D. Fox, T.C. Turcott, W.R. Moore

Scripts

Series consists of three scripts written by Prof. Thornton, two of which are operettas.

References

Series consists of correspondence primarily with colleagues and third parties regarding assessments and recommendations for faculty positions, grants, or fellowship applications.

University of Toronto

Series consist of records related to Prof. Thornton’s work with the UofT’s Presidential Advisory Board, specifically related to debates over the University’s divestment in South Africa. Records include copy of the report written by A.P. Thornton, ...

Research notes and publishing

Series consists records that document a sampling of Prof. Thornton’s writing and research spanning from early in his career to 2003. Writing is comprised of predominantly academic articles, book chapters, and reviews on a range of topics including...

Teaching

Series consists of teaching material produced by A.P. Thornton at both the University of Toronto and the University of Aberdeen.

Presentations and addresses

Series consists of documentation of some of the presentations given by Prof. Thornton in both academic and community settings. Series also includes a recording of an address given by Thornton on the topic of war.

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