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University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services Subseries
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Graduate student files

Graduate Student Files, including correspondence, letters of recommendation, student assessments, graduate research, drafts of dissertations.

Research and teaching files

Comments on and revisions to manuscripts, book reviews, essay topics and reading lists for courses, subject correspondence files, microfilm copies (3 reels, 35mm.) of manuscripts in the PRO (“Reflections on the Roman Commonwealth) – [manuscript attributed to Locke but identical w. Walter Moyle’s Essay Upon the Roman Clth.], the Bodleian Library (Locke Ms e, “Treatise on the Civil Magistrate [autumn 1660]), and the Library of Union Theological Seminary, New York (McAlpin Collection: 1. Overton: An Arrow; 2. Lilburne: Rash Oaths; 3. To the supreme authority.)

General and administrative files

This sub-series documents NiPERA’s communications, meetings, participation in conferences, as well as general and specific administration activities. Record types include notes, drafts, papers, correspondence, minutes, reports and memoranda.

These records are arranged with general files at the front, followed by general correspondence, annual meetings, other meetings and conferences, bulletins, chairman’s reports, subject files and assorted documents at the end. Each of these sections is arranged chronologically, except for the subject files, which are arranged alphabetically.

RFPs and commissioned research

This sub-series documents requests for proposals issued by NiPERA to seek out environmental research organizations willing to carry out research projects on the hazards of nickel exposure and related dangers for NiPERA. This sub-series also includes the research itself. Record types include notes, drafts, papers, reports, and correspondence. These records are arranged chronologically.

Miscellaneous collected research

This sub-series documents the research of individuals and organizations other than NiPERA, but whose work is similar, or of interest to NiPERA. Record types include notes, drafts, papers, reports, and correspondence.

Subject files

This subseries consists of files relating to activities of particular interest to Prof. McNaught during his tenure as professor in the Department of History (1965-1984), and his continuing interest in the faculty’s professional association after his retirement. Included among this small group are files relating to the Faculty Committee on Vietnam (1967-1969), University League for Social Reform (1964-1966), applications for an unfilled one year appointment in American History (1969-1972), and two files on the University of Toronto Faculty Association (1995-1997).

Letters of recommendation

This series consists of chronologically arranged letters of recommendation for graduate students and for other students with whom he was involved indirectly. These files are followed by individual files containing correspondence such as letters of recommendation prepared during their years at University of Toronto and after graduation.

NDP party of Ontario

Consists of records relating to the New Democratic Party of Ontario. The first few folders document Dr. Morton’s official activities in the mid-1960s and in 1970. These are followed by his writings for the party, including pamphlets, articles, and policy papers which he wrote and newsletters in which he had a hand; then by files on Ontario provincial elections (arranged chronologically).

Local elections

Consists of files relating to local elections, especially the political arena in the Region of Peel and Mississauga where Dr. Morton lived and taught.

Course files

This series documents the courses taught by Prof. Nelson in the Department of History. Documents include course outlines, seminar topics, essay topics, exam questions, lecture schedules and reading lists. Less common are statistics on course attendance, discussions on curriculum and course development.

The main courses that Prof. Nelson taught were:

Hist 1620 The First World War: Origins, Course, Consequence
Hist 344 International Relations
Hist 443Peacemakers and Peacemaking: The Quest for Peace 1814, 1919, 1945.

Marks and comments on student work

Related and often severed from the course files described above, this sub-series includes evaluations of students filed by course. These files often include the student’s full name and marks as well as detailed comments or criticisms of the work submitted. It can also contain correspondence with students, usually about their course work.

Internal reports

This subseries consists of generally unpublished Internal reports, written alone or with colleagues on various subjects such as asymmetric spectrometers, two-lens spectrometer, magnetic fields near magnetic lenses, and the precision positron comparator. The report entitled "A proposed superconducting-cavity electron accelerator for the University of Toronto" (Nov. 1974) was not funded and according to Prof. Paul "determined many a change in my subsequent career". For correspondence relating with other University of Toronto colleagues see Series I.

B2009-0041/001(04)–(05) consists of notes on the Nilsson Model; and "Atomic Collisions with Positrons", Part III of a report supporting the application of members of the University of Toronto Physics Department for a superconducting electron linear accelerator (Sep. 1974).

Lecture notes and teaching materials

This subseries consists of lecture notes and teaching materials for various courses in physics at the undergraduate and graduate level (1976-1987) and copies of student essays (1969-1978). There is also one file relating to lectures on energy given to Learning Unlimited (1988).


This sub-series consists of files related to attaining funding through grants. The material contains records such as grant applications, correspondence, budgets, and research proposals. This sub-series reflects the process through which Dr. Roots applied for and obtained funding for her research. The majority of the material focuses on applications for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Natural Science and Engineering Research council (NSERC).


This subseries reflects the administrative records of managing Dr. Roots’ research projects. The material of this series consists of forms permits, equipment, proposals, protocols, safety, correspondence, references, and ordering information.

Experiment Notes and Data

This sub-series consists of the findings or primary data gathered from Dr. Roots’ research projects by herself, her colleagues, and her students on subjects such as goldfish, capillaries, rat diet data, brain composition, trout, and freeze fracture. The material labelled “research notes” is most likely Dr. Roots’ personal research notebooks marking data from laboratory experiments. The material labelled “data and notebooks” contains a mixture of her notebooks in addition to her colleagues’ and students’ data. The notes and data found within this series contain handwritten notes, print out graphs, and hand drawn graphs, also contains prints, and drawings.

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