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Norma Ford Walker fonds

  • UTA 1931
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1958

Three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and nine picture books about the Dionne Quintuplets.

Walker, Norma Ford

Norman Dekin Fox fonds

  • UTA 1284
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1952

Schedules, programmes, and press clippings relating to Fox's activities as a player in Junior B & Senior Hockey at the University of Toronto. Includes a photo depicting the University of Toronto Senior Hockey Team during practice session in academic year 1949/1950.

Fox, Norman Dekin

Norman H. Daniel fonds

  • UTA 1215
  • Fonds
  • 1915-ca. 1918

Photographs taken by Normal H. Daniel documenting his time in the bicycle corps during World War I. Photographs include bicycle corps training exercises at Dixie road, Mississauga, Ontario; troops going over seas and troops marching at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds. Images of the 19th Battallion marching. Images of bicycle corps in England (Shorncliffe, specifically Dibgate Camp). Pictured: S. S. Corinthian, its escorts as it arrives in England, as well as groups of soilders on board the ship. Some portraits of officers - named and unnamed. Images of soliders in Cooksville, Ontario.

Daniel, Norman H.

Norman John Turnbull fonds

  • UTA 1844
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2007

These records pertain to the educational and professional life of N.J. Turnbull. They consist primarily of material related to N.J. Turnbull’s time as a student at the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto, including class notes and assignments. There are also materials generated as a result of employment—both as a summer student during his university studies as well as following his graduation—which consists primarily of field notes and reports. There are also several photographs that pertain to N.J. Turnbull's career, including 432 photographs of the Royal Commission on Forestry relating to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1954.

Also included in these records are a collection of logging reports produced by John Fulton Turnbull, N.J. Turnbull's father. These reports relate predominantly to J.F. Turnbull’s position of District Forester of the North Bay Ontario Forestry Branch and the Annual Reports generated as a result.

Turnbull, Norman John

Norris Edward Sheppard fonds

  • UTA 1765
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1972

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1976-0043 (Series 1): Correspondence, reports and brochures relating to the University of Toronto Faculty Pension Fund. Includes correspondence of Prof. M.A. Mackenzie, Dept. of Mathematics as well as Prof. Sheppard. (1 box, 1922-1954)

B1981-0001 (Series 2-4): Records relating to Prof. N.E. Sheppard's career as an actuary and professor in Dept. of Mathematics, including notebooks on actuarial science, U. of T. Athletic Association, Hart House activities, Dept. of Mathematics correspondence, questions for exams in actuarial science, 1950, 1952, 1960. (1 box and 1 folder, 1923-1972)

Sheppard, Norris Edward

Norwood Family fonds

  • UTA 1619
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1953

Correspondence, curricula notes, photographs, diary, offprints of Gilbert Norwood. Some personal papers of Frances M. H. Norwood. Photographs include members of the Norwood family; men and women of the Canadian General Hospital No. 4 (University of Toronto) posing on front of University College. (Photoprint of Canadian General Hospital No. 4 taken by Panoramic Camera Co., Toronto.)

B2018-0005 contains a file of mimeographed and annotated copies of two one-act plays by Gilbert Norwood: "Brightening the Classics: a college farce in one act" and and "Pandora's Box", written in 1932 and 1933 and produced in the theatre space at the University College Women's Union in 1934, with a covering letter from Ruth Davidson, wife of Edward ("Ted") Moss Davidson (BA, UC 1934) who acted in both plays.

Norwood Family

Omond McKillop Solandt fonds

  • UTA 1791
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1994

When Dr. Solandt started donating his personal records to the University of Toronto Archives in 1988, beginning with his certificates and diplomas, the richness, diversity, and volume of the material still to come was only hinted at. Over the next five years further donations were made, punctuated by telephone conversations about the need for still more boxes and folders and archival methods of arrangement and description. Dr. Solandt was very interested in our professional approach to managing his records and was determined (as always, I was to discover) to do things in the proper manner. Twenty years after his death his widow, Vaire, donated the last of his personal records; they had been partially arranged by Dr. Solandt and stored above the garage at the Wolfe Den.

Dr. Solandt’s running commentary on his past life, as the boxes piled up for transfer to the Archives, proved of considerable assistance. I faced a huge volume of records documenting wide-ranging, complex, and often inter-related events, which he had divided into categories roughly equivalent to his numerous activities. These were to form the basis of most of the forty-six series in this inventory. In addition, beginning several years before, he had undertaken to do what few individuals have ever had the time or the inclination to attempt – an overview of each principal activity. There are more than twenty of these, totalling several hundred pages. Each demonstrates the clarity of thought and an understanding of the essentials of any problem facing him that characterized his work and enabled him often to juggle several divergent projects at once. They proved invaluable as I sought to make sense of the mountain of material in front of me, and should be equally useful to researchers.

The records, dating from 1915 to 1994, encompass most of the media one might expect to find in an archives, the bulk being textual records, graphic material (primarily photographs and slides), maps and plans, and publications. The material pertaining to his personal life consists primarily of biographical files (including press coverage), correspondence and diaries, files on his travels and, especially, on his canoe trips as part of the “Voyageurs” group.

Most of the records, not surprisingly, document his extraordinarily active and productive professional life, from the beginning of World War II to the end of the 1980s. The earlier portions of his career, especially his years with the Defence Research Board, Canadian National Railways, de Havilland, and the Electric Reduction Company are not well represented here as the records are largely found elsewhere. The volume of records begin to pick up in the mid-1960s and the greatest strength is to be found in those generated from the early 1970s on, when Dr. Solandt’s activities became complex indeed, with directorships in many companies, many consultancies, trusteeships and advisory committees. Three activities which seemed to please him most were ...the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories [1976-1982]..consultancies for international agricultural and medical research [1975-1988]...and Senior Consultant to the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto, enabling him to retain a close association with the University.

This finding aid for this fonds is arranged by series, with the accessions clearly designated. In the series that are grouped by activity, the arrangement, once career changes are identified, is largely chronological. The principal concentration of activity in any project is the determining factor in the order. Organizations that predominate in one series may be represented in another, particularly those dealing with international agricultural and medical research, such as the umbrella Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Most accessions have more than one series.

Dr. Solandt’s abiding interest in scientific research and development is a recurring theme throughout and was instrumental, for instance, to his agreeing to chair the newly established Science Council of Canada (1966) and in joining the IMASCO/CDC Research Foundation (1978). Similarly, it was his acknowledged excellence as a manager that, in later years, brought him into contact with the international research agencies that needed professional advice on internal structural problems. On another level, the canoe trips he began at the age of 41 nurtured an interest in wilderness conservation and, subsequently, involvement with the Quetico Foundation and the Wilderness Research Foundation. One factor linking all these activities was Dr. Solandt’s inter-disciplinary approach to ideas and problem solving; it is a recurring theme in his correspondence and in his introductions to the series.

Solandt, O. M.

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto fonds

  • UTA 0171
  • Fonds
  • 1877-2016

This fonds contains 85 accessions from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and its predecessors, the Faculty of Education and the Ontario College of Education. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto

Ontario Women Graduates in Architecture 1920-1960 Project fonds

  • UTA 1634
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1985

"For the Record" Exhibit installed at the gallery of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, 7 Sept to 1 December 1986: includes title blocks, scrapbook of graduates from 1920's to 1950's; and microfiche copy of exhibit and scrapbook; correspondence, press clippings relating to Marjorie Hill.

Ontario Women Graduates in Architecture 1920-1960 Project

Orval Douglas Vaughan fonds

  • UTA 1926
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1973

Files created by Mr. Vaughan during his service as Chairman of the Property Committee and later of the Board of Governors documenting his involvement in the university's major physical expansion programme; and photographs showing exterior and interior views of house at Maplehearn (1895-1898).

Vaughan, O.D.

Paul Aram Kolers fonds

  • UTA 1457
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1986

Correspondence, grant applications, subject files, lecture notes, manuscripts for publications;slides, photos and sound recordings relating to his career as a psychologist.

Kolers, Paul Aram

Paul P. Biringer fonds

  • UTA 1058
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1992 [predominantly post 1942]

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.

Paul Wesley Fox fonds

  • UTA 1285
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1992

Includes the following series of records:

  1. General professional correspondence
  2. Publications and manuscripts
  3. Addresses
  4. Radio and television
  5. Professional activities
  6. Lecture notes
  7. Teaching files
  8. Biographical materials

Fox, Paul Wesley

Percy Bennett fonds

  • UTA 1051
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1975

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.

Bennett, Percy

Peter De Beauvoir Brock fonds

  • UTA 1046
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2005

Personal records of Peter De Beauvoir Brock, professor of history at the University of Toronto and a pre-eminent specialist in Polish and East European history. The records include correspondence, certificates and diplomas, lecture notes, memoranda, notes for and drafts of manuscripts, and other material related to his personal and professional activities.

Brock, Peter De Beauvoir

Peter H. Russell fonds

  • UTA 1736
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2016

The Peter H. Russell fonds is comprised of two accessions: B2005-0001 and B2017-0006. The records span over 60 years and document Prof. Russell’s academic career primarily with the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and as a recognized expert in the field of judicial, constitutional, and aboriginal politics.

Arranged in sixteen series, the records consist of correspondence, both personal and professional, manuscripts of published and unpublished works, addresses, talks and reviews, teaching and research materials. In particular, these records document the development of his expertise through the preparation of manuscripts, research, teaching and communication with colleagues at universities in Canada and internationally. Material also reflects Prof. Russell’s advocacy and active engagement in a number of national issues.

Correspondents in accession B2005-0001 include members of the Canadian judiciary such as Justices D. C. McDonald, Bora Laskin, Bertha Wilson, and Alan Linden, and politicians such as Bob Rae, Ian Scott, Ed Broadbent and Stephane Dion.

Both Series 6 (Professional activities) and Series 11 (Articles, addresses, reviews and referee comments), contains samples of talks and addresses delivered to prominent bodies such as the Toronto Club, the Canadian Club (Toronto and Winnipeg), to university audiences and local community groups such as Learning Unlimited.

His public service activities with aboriginal groups, such as the Dene Nation, and with related governmental bodies, such as the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Ipperwash Inquiry, are documented in Series 5 (Consultation and public service). In addition to his academic activities, material from accession B2005-0001 in this series includes records relating to his community involvement with the Wychwood Rate Payer’s Association, the Bathurst-St. Clair Task Force, Legal Aid Committee, Ontario Liberal Association and University Settlement, among others.

Finally, material in this fonds provides significant coverage of Prof. Russell’s participation in associations and organizations such as the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy (Series 7) University of Toronto Faculty Association (Series 8), the College and Retiree Association of Canada (Sub-series 10.1) and the Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto (Sub-series 10.2).

Arranged in sixteen series, the records consist of correspondence, both personal and professional, manuscripts of published and unpublished works, addresses, talks and reviews, teaching and research materials. In particular, these records document the development of his expertise through the preparation of manuscripts, research, teaching and communication with colleagues at universities in Canada and internationally. Material also reflects Prof. Russell’s advocacy and active engagement in a number of national issues.

Correspondents in accession B2005-0001 include members of the Canadian judiciary such as Justices D. C. McDonald, Bora Laskin, Bertha Wilson, and Alan Linden, and politicians such as Bob Rae, Ian Scott, Ed Broadbent and Stephane Dion.

Both Series 6 (Professional activities) and Series 11 (Articles, addresses, reviews and referee comments), contains samples of talks and addresses delivered to prominent bodies such as the Toronto Club, the Canadian Club (Toronto and Winnipeg), to university audiences and local community groups such as Learning Unlimited.

His public service activities with aboriginal groups, such as the Dene Nation, and with related governmental bodies, such as the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Ipperwash Inquiry, are documented in Series 5 (Consultation and public service). In addition to his academic activities, material from accession B2005-0001 in this series includes records relating to his community involvement with the Wychwood Rate Payer’s Association, the Bathurst-St. Clair Task Force, Legal Aid Committee, Ontario Liberal Association and University Settlement, among others.

Finally, material in this fonds provides significant coverage of Prof. Russell’s participation in associations and organizations such as the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy (Series 7) University of Toronto Faculty Association (Series 8), the College and Retiree Association of Canada (Sub-series 10.1) and the Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto (Sub-series 10.2).

Russell, Peter H.

Peter H. Brieger fonds

  • UTA 1061
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1987

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.

Brieger, Peter

Peter W. Nesselroth fonds

  • UTA 1608
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2015; predominant 1980-2010

Personal records of Professor Peter W. Nesselroth, documenting his career as a professor of French literature for the Centre of Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto and his published academic work on subjects covering French literature, Isidore Ducasse, Surrealism, literary theory, semiotics and psychoanalytics. The emphasis is on his academic writing from the 1970s through to the 2010s, with Isidore Ducasse (Lautréamont) and Jacques Derrida figuring prominently as subjects. Academic honours and teaching material for graduate courses at the University of Toronto and professional correspondence are also included.

Included are Professor Nesselroth’s MA and PhD theses, correspondence, course readings lists and syllabi, drafts and off-prints of academic articles, drafts of addresses, conference programs and photographs.

Nesselroth, Peter W.

Peterkin Williamson Family fonds

  • UTA 1661
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1951

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B2013-0020: 1910-1918: Documents, photographs and artifacts document three generations of the Peterkin - Williamson family. Most of the items relate to Marie Peterkin (B.A. 1919) including a photo album with family photos, photos of fellow students, house parties in Bala and the Toronto Island, convocation,, fellow female workers on break at the munitions factory during World War I. There are also a few items for Ruby Peterkin, aunt to Marie Peterkin, who served in Salinika as nurse in the No. 4 Canadian General Hospital. There are a few photos including two from Salonika as well as an engraved letter opener from her time overseas. Marie Peterkin married John Williamson (B.A. 1910) and their daughter is the donor of this accession Mary Williamson (B.A. 1955). This accession includes the graduating portrait for each as well as two UT letters earned by Mary.

B2014-0013: Photo album originally belonged to John D. Williamson (B.A. 1910) and documents various members and activities of the Williamson family members. Photos show campus views of grounds and students ca. 1906 – 1917 as well as a trip to western Canada 1912, and to Temagami 1916 and 1917. There are also two portraits of J.Peter Williamson, son of John D. Williamson.

Peterkin Williamson Family

Phyllis E. Jones fonds

  • UTA 1433
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2007

This fonds consists of one accession of personal papers of Prof. Phyllis E. Jones. It contains primarily records relating to her career with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and manuscripts of her published and unpublished works relating to community health and nursing education. Among the records relating to her personal life and education (Series 1) will be found certificates, photographs and a scrapbook maintained during her years as a student in the General Nursing and Public Health Nursing, Part 1 diploma programme between 1944 and 1946. Series 2 documents her activities as a faculty member including copies of early planning reports relating to the School of Nursing prepared by former directors such as Helen Carpenter and Florence Emory, as well as records generated during her tenure as Dean of the Faculty.

Copies of some of her published and numerous unpublished papers and presentations are contained in Series 3.

This fonds unfortunately does not contain any of her lectures or teaching materials or research notes. There is little information relating to her professional activities with the Victorian Order of Nurses, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, the Metropolitan Toronto District Health Council or Toronto area teaching hospitals.

Jones, Phyllis E.

Poculi Ludique Societas fonds

  • UTA 1667
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1985

Posters advertising the following theatrical productions: "Comedy of Errors", "The Coventry Christmas Play", "Man's desire and fleeting beauty", "Dr. Faustus". Accompanying material: theatre programmes for these plays and for "The death of Herod".

Poculi Ludique Societas

R. Brian Land fonds

  • UTA 1462
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1993

Consists of records documenting the career of Brian Land as a student; professor of and administrator in library science at the University of Toronto; and as a librarian. Includes 4 accessions:

B1978-0012: Minutes, reports and correspondence from Prof. Land's tenure as chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Instructional Media and as a member of the Advisory Committee on Instructional Media. (3 boxes, 1970-1974)

B1993-0026: Correspondence, diaries, addresses, notes, minutes, reports, manuscripts, photographs, a watercolour, a sketch and an architectural drawing documenting Dr. Land's career as a professor of and administrator in library science at the University of Toronto and as provincial librarian of Ontario. (10 boxes, 1928-1993)

B1997-0024: These records document the activities of Brian Land as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto and as a librarian; as executive assistant (1963-1964) to Walter Gordon when, as Minister of Finance, he presented his first budget in the House of Commons in 1963; as a member of the executive of the Davenport-Dovercourt Liberal Association (Gordon’s constituency), and as advisor to and partial author of Gordon’s incomplete memoir, Pursuit of an ideal – Canadian independence. They also cover his involvement in the 1962 federal election (the subject of his MA thesis) that was published in 1965 as Eglinton: the election study of a federal constituency. (15 boxes, 1942-1969)

B2008-0015: This accession documents Prof. Land’s professional activities with the Canadian Library Association, the Ontario Library Association and the Institute of Professional Librarians prior to his appointment as Director of the School of Library Science in 1964. There is only one file related to talks on the University of Toronto Library to classes such as Paul Fox’s political science class. (5 boxes, 1957-1963)

Land, Reginald Brian

Ralph Presgrave fonds

  • UTA 1676
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1918

24 black-and-white photographs documenting the activities of the Overseas Training Company of the Canadian Officers Training Company, University of Toronto, during World War I. Includes images of the OTC tents in the quad outside Burwash Hall and a final photograph before it was disbanded, trenches in Forest Hill, and a photoprint of Philosopher's Walk, looking north towards Bloor Street.

Presgrave, Ralph

Rankin Family fonds

  • UTA 1684
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1975; (pre-dominant 1901-1945)

Correspondence of William Rankin; biographical files, certificates, correspondence, diaries, course notes and photographs of his sons, Garnet and Roy William, students respectively in engineering and medicine. Also includes 8 photographic portraits of Rankin family members.

Rankin Family

Ray Fletcher Farquharson fonds

  • UTA 1259
  • Fonds
  • 1897-2012

Fonds consists of 3 accessions:

B1984-0007: Lecture and other notes by Ray F. Farquharson, Head of the Department of Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine. (1 box, 1935-1950)

B1991-0003: Personal files, correspondence, addresses, publications, lecture notes, patient files and photographs documenting Dr. Farquharson's career in the Faculty of Medicine and as a member of the National Research Council and the Toronto Regional Subcommittee on Shock and Blood Substitutes (1942-1944). (9 boxes, 1924-1989)

B2012-0008: Records belonging to Dr. Ray Farquharson (1897-1965) document professional trips, meetings and awards. Included is correspondence, notes, agenda and memorabilia. Also included in this donation are records relating to Dr. Ray Farquharson collected by colleagues James Dauphinee and Bob Kerr and passed to the Farquharson family. Finally, there are a set of early letters belonging to Dr. Farquharson’s uncle, University of Toronto alumnus, Dr. Edgar Nesbitt Coutts (M.B. 1900). The letters mainly cover his time as part of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the First World War and afterwards in a Swiss sanatorium recovering from tuberculosis. Includes correspondence with Farquharson. (10 boxes, 1897-2012)

Farquharson, Ray Fletcher

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals fonds

  • UTA 1693
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1985

Records of the journal "Victorian Periodicals Review" including editors files, correspondence, minutes, agenda, production files, book reviews, conference files, subscription files and financial records. The "Victorian Periodicals Review" was published at the University of Toronto from 1973-2011. Records are arranged into series by Editor.

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

Richard Hilton Lloyd fonds

  • UTA 1481
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1915

Consists of 2 accessions:

B1987-0070: Files on student activities, course and laboratory notes and drafting exercises (engineering drawings) for the undergraduate program in electrical engineering; photoprint of Applied Science YMCA executive, 1911-1912. (4 boxes, 1911-1915)

B1988-0065: Course notes and examination for the undergraduate programme in mechanical engineering. (3 boxes, 1911-1915)

Lloyd, Richard Hilton

Richard Lee fonds

  • UTA 1473
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2009, predominant 1963-1992

While Richard Lee’s career as anthropologist spans some 40 years, the records accessioned as B2007-0018 documents mainly his early career, particularly his research on the !Kung San bushmen in the Kalahari. Included are research records, field notes, correspondence, papers, manuscripts, photographs and sound recordings found in several series of records. As well, there is a fair amount of documentation on the Kalahari Research Group itself. This was a group of mainly American anthropologists, of which Richard Lee was an early member.

Prof. Lee’s publishing activities is documented only to a limited degree, again during his early career from 1963 to 1975 (Series 4). Of significance is the manuscript for his acclaimed The !Kung San: Men and Women and Work in a Foraging Society. For researchers interested in the history of anthropology as a profession both in Canada and the United States, there are several files on the American Anthropological Association (Series 5) and the activist group Anthropologists for Radical Political Action. Finally, his early teaching career at Harvard University, Rutgers University and the University of Toronto from 1972 to 1975 is documented in Series 6.

A further accession of records (B2012-0012), includes continuation material in the existing series. The addition of two series, includes his student notebooks from his own university education here at the University of Toronto and at University Berkley (Series 8) and grant proposals and related paperwork (Series 7).

Lee, Richard B.

Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. Office of the Camp Wardens fonds

  • UTA 1706
  • Fonds
  • 1919-2014

The fonds originated in Haultain’s office in the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Toronto, in his capacity as one of the Ritual’s proponents and as a key player in its creation. Although he did not attend any obligation ceremony except his own, Haultain served in numerous official capacities: as Secretary of the Seven Wardens (1930-1939); and as a Warden of Camp One (1926-1961), for which he was also the first chairman. He was also co-opted as a Corporate Warden (1939-1961). It is difficult to draw too fine a distinction between the records of the Kipling Ritual as a whole and those pertinent to Camp One as a subsidiary body of the Corporation of the Seven Wardens. In effect, the documents of the fonds are Haultain’s records of the Ritual first and then gradually emerge as the records for Camp One.

The research value of the records is significant regarding the origin of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer and the social interaction between the major figures responsible for its implementation and enfranchisement in Canada. The fonds includes substantial documentation about Haultain, Kipling, Fairbairn, Ross, and most of the major figures in the EIC. Also the records offer a fairly comprehensive portrait of the interactions between mining and engineering professionals between 1920 and 1950. The material is primarily of historical value and spans the creation of the Ritual, the development of the Camps and the efforts of the Wardens to control the text and dissemination of the Ritual. The material after the 1950s concerns mainly the day to day administration of the Ritual, the ordering of rings and the preparation of ceremonies in the Camps.

Most of the routine administrative documentation has been arranged in the first four series of the fonds, all of which also include some correspondence. Series 1 contains legal documents pertaining to the copyright and incorporation of the Ritual and the Wardens; Series 2 is for documents related to the drafting of the Book of Authority; Series 3 includes extensive meeting minutes for the Camp Wardens and for the Corporate Wardens; and Series 4 includes detailed financial reports and accounts. The correspondence in Series 5 includes a large number of copies and often conveys both outgoing and incoming mail. Series 6 contains primarily informal lists, ceremonial documents and various forms or texts used in actual ceremonies. Series 7 and 9 include documents that are primarily external to the main operations of Camp One, such as collected publications concerning the Ritual and correspondence with other camps. Series 8 contains the documentary record of the various attempts at historicizing the Kipling Ritual undertaken by the Camp and Corporate Wardens for the information of the obligated engineering community (see Note on arrangement).

Records after 1950 tend to be more related to the activities of Camp One than to the intricacies of the Corporation of Seven Wardens. Newer accessions are also less delineated than those of the first accession B1982-0023. Generally, most files created after 1965 will be found in Series 5. These more recent files often include minutes and other material rightfully belonging to other series, which, however, have been arranged in Series 5 to preserve the original chronological file order of the Camp One records and because there are typically many fewer records in these later accessions. The exception to this trend is in Accession B2009-0029, which includes comprehensive meeting minutes arranged as part of Series 3.

The fonds does not include the original Kipling letters, which were returned to the Kipling estate in 1960 at the request of Kipling’s daughter Elise Bambridge (1896-1976). The letters were added to the Wimpole Archive, which was deposited with the University of Sussex Library in 1978 on behalf of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty (UK). The ancient landmarks are kept by the individual universities affiliated with Camp One, as are the official obligation lists. The Book of Authority for Camp One is in Series 2. All of the ancient landmarks have historical origins. The original anvil for Camp One was donated by Fairbairn, but was lost in a fire in the Sandford Fleming Building at the University of Toronto in 1977. The current anvil used at the ceremonies at the University of Toronto has a cutting attached taken from the hatch coverfrom the sunken Ocean Ranger drilling platform. The 1935 ‘Peter Wright’ anvil used at the Ryerson University ceremonies have a sheared rivel attached taken from the failed Pont de Quebec. At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology the landmarks are a five-decades anvil from Windfields Farm and a chain from the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.

Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. Office of the Camp Wardens

Robert Alexander Falconer fonds

  • UTA 1253
  • Fonds
  • 1776-1940

Fonds consists of 3 accessions:

B1965-0015: Addresses, speeches, articles, reports and memoranda relating to Sir Robert Falconer in his capacity as President of the University of Toronto and the affairs of the University. (1 box, 1905-1940)

B1979-0065: Portrait of Lady Sophia Falconer, wife of Sir Robert Falconer. Microfilm copy of a stamp scrapbook belonging to Robert Falconer. Contains correspondence on several postcards. (1 photo and 2 reels of microfilm)

B2009-0023: Film entitled "Undergradutes Presentation and Farewell to Sir Robert Falconer". This is a black and white silent film showing the presentation of a gift book to President Falconer in Convocation Hall. (1 film, March 1932)

Falconer, Sir Robert Alexander

Robert Allan Spencer fonds

  • UTA 1797
  • Fonds
  • 1919-2012

This fonds documents the administrative and teaching duties of Robert Spencer, as a Professor Emeritus of History and a specialist in European history, especially German history in the 19th and 20th centuries. They also document his education and his participation in World War II; his extensive international research, publications and speaking engagements; as well as his involvement with professional associations and organizations such as the University of Toronto Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC), the International Studies Programme and the Graduate Centre for International Studies, Altantik-Brücke, and the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE). Included is personal correspondence, correspondence with international organizations, government departments, embassies and consulates; lecture notes; manuscripts and addresses.

Also present are two sous-fonds. The first is the personal papers of his wife, Ruth Margaret Church Spencer, who served with the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRENS) during World War II as a base librarian and afterwards as the first professional librarian at Canada House in London. The second consists of files compiled by Ralph Flenley, a specialist in German history and sometime chair of the Department of History: examination questions, student mark books, and drafts of an unpublished manuscript on Anglo-German relations.

Spencer, Robert Allan

Robert Allen Lailey Gray fonds

  • UTA 1332
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1932

Consists of miscellaneous materials on the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, including programs, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Gray, Robert Allen Lailey

Robert Davies Defries fonds

  • UTA 1211
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1971

Newsletters and other publications relating to the Class of 1911, Faculty of Medicine and an award bestowed on Defries.

Defries, Robert Davies

Robert Edward Dale fonds

  • UTA 1194
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1953

Scrapbook of press clippings and copyprints relating to Bob Dale's athletic achievements in intercollegiate football; souvenir programme for football games; three copy photonegatives; one negative and one positive microfilm reel of the textual material.

Dale, Robert Edward

Robert Garrison fonds

  • UTA 1306
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2010

This fonds documents all aspects of Prof. Garrison’s career including his research, teaching and administrative duties. These functions are documented in various records including correspondence and e-mail, research notes and notebooks, lectures, talks, drafts of papers, minutes of meetings, agenda, reports and photographs. See series and file descriptions for further detail.

Garrison, Robert

Robert George Kerr Morrison fonds

  • UTA 1596
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1923, 1973

Correspondence regarding the "Ritual of the Calling" along with six photographs document student R.G.K. Morrisson, a graduate from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering in 1923. Included are: a group photo of the class of 2T3 in 1920, two composites of the Engineering Society Executive for 1921-23, two group photographs of residence of North House, Devonshire residence and a 1973 photograph of the 50th Anniversary Re-union of the class of 1923 at Hart House.

Morrison, Robert George Kerr

Robert Gill fonds

  • UTA 1312
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1972 (predominant 1928-1967)

Fonds consists of 3 accessions:

B1973-0012: Consists of microfilm copies (35mm) of Robert Gill's scrapbooks, including program notes, press clippings, and photographs relating to theatre productions in Canada and the United States, particularly at Hart House Theatre and Pittsburgh Playhouse. The accession is described in Series 5. (10 reels, 1929-1967)

B1977-0046: This accession consists of various materials donated by the family of Robert Stanton Gill following his death. It largely chronicles his career as theatre director of Hart House Theatre as well as his involvement in other theatre houses in the United States and Canada. The accession is comprised of four series (1-4). (11 boxes, 1879-1967)

B1995-0028: Two notebooks belonging to Robert Gill, Director of Hart House Theatre, containing notes on 1) lecture notes (1966-1967) and course outlines for a class (1971-1972) and notes on actors; 2) notes on University of British Columbia Opera (1959), Hart House Theatre Summer School (1963?, 1964), course outlines for lectures (1955-1965, 1962-1963), and other notes. This accession is described in Series 6

Gill, Robert Stanton

Robert H. Blackburn fonds

  • UTA 1063
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1989, 2004-2014

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.

Robert McCallum Bullock fonds

  • UTA 1092
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1937

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

Robert Scollard fonds

  • UTA 1752
  • Fonds
  • 1982, 1987

Consists of 2 accessions

B1986-0101: Portrait of Robert Scollard, Archivist, St. Michael's College. June 1982

B1988-0006: Interview with Father Robert Scollard conducted by Ann Maclean for the Toronto Area Archivist Group newsletter. Topics covered include the establishment of the St. Michael's College Archives, types of holdings in the Archives, Fr. Scollard's contribution's to the history of St. Michael's and his involvement in the Toronto archival community. 7 November 1987.

Scollard, Robert

Robert William McCauley fonds

  • UTA 1535
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1955

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1987-0046: Course notes taken by Robert McCauley and examination questions for a course in first year geology ('elementary geology'), 1946-1947; laboratory notebook for first year course in physics, 1946-1947 (taught by John Satterley); 3 photographs of the Biology Building and interior view of Anatomy laboratory (1955).

B1991-0022: Laboratory notes, with exercises, for second year undergraduate course in physics (electricity), taken by Robert W. McCauley, a second year student in Biology 1947.

McCauley, Robert William

Robert William McKay fonds

  • UTA 1626
  • Fonds
  • [192-]-1965

Fonds consists primarily of the academic and professional records of Robert William McKay and
is divided into five series:

  1. National Research Council,
  2. Manuscripts and publications,
  3. Reports,
  4. Education, and
  5. Employment.

Apart from materials from McKay’s time as a student at the University of Toronto, the fonds is
mostly devoid of personal records.

McKay, Robert William

Robin Sutton Harris fonds

  • UTA 1351
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1990

Most of the records in this fonds document Harris' research in the history of Higher Education, a subject on which he published widely and gave numerous addresses. Some limited documentation provides researchers with some information on his contributions to several administrative posts. There are also early lecture files on English literature which document his early teaching career and some files relating to the researching and writing of the university history although most of those records are in the records of the University Historian. Finally there are original university records collected by Harris regarding the University of Toronto Faculty Association and its predecessors.

Also includes lecture slides on the history of SGS.

Harris, Robin Sutton

Ross Family fonds

  • UTA 1722
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1900-1929

Personal records belonging to various members of the Ross and Lowrey families, but primarily William Wrighton Eustace Ross and Mary Evelyn Lowrey (Ross), documenting their education at the University of Toronto, including certificates, student handbooks, research papers, and diaries. Also includes some related family photographs.

Ross Family

Rouillard Family fonds

  • UTA 1726
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1996 [predominant 1928-1996]

Letters of condolence on death of Kay Riddell Rouillard's husband, Dana (1991); Dana Rouillard's diaries (1928-1968, 1970-1982) and appointment books (1990-91), diplomas; curriculum vitae, correspondence with colleagues and friends, including Robert Finch; material re unpublished ms of book, and offprints. Also includes photographs of Dana Rouillard and a photo album containing albumen prints and tintypes dated 1885.

Rouillard, Clarence Dana

Royal Canadian Military Institute fonds

  • UTA 1729
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

Photographs borrowed and copied from the Royal Military Institute. Includes exterior views of the Engineering Building and Hart House; No. 4 School of Aeronautics, instruction in operating the Curtiss plane; patching, drawing, sail making, sand targeting, map sqauring, artillery observation and bomb dropping devices; mosaic map of the City of Toronto; aerodrome and hangers at Camp Borden; R.A. F. training school plane

Royal Canadian Military Institute

Rudi Christl fonds

  • UTA 1141
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1983-1984

Consists of 134 slides depicting the University of Toronto campus in the early 1980s. These images were taken by photographer Rudi Christl for use in "University of Toronto: A Souvenir" published by Oxford press in 1984. It also includes images that were taken for the book and not used as well as a series of images of Osgoode Hall.

There are general campus views as well as exterior and interior shots of campus buildings including: University College, Victoria College, Trinity College, St. Michael's College, New College, Wycliff College, Innis College as well as Scarborough and Erindale Colleges; other buildings include Sir Daniel Wilson residence, Flavelle House, Hart House, Sidney Smith Hall, the Athletic Centre, Newman Centre, Botany Greenhouses, Cumberland House, Sandford Fleming, McLennan Laboratories; libraries include: Robarts, Sigmund Samuel and Science and Medicine. This accession also includes several slides of Osgood Hall.

Slides also capture events on campus. For example, there are shots of homecoming floats and parade, student registration, student in study halls, convocation procession, engineering student march, skating and football on the back campus and student theatrical performances - to list only a few.

Christl, Rudi

Ruth Dean fonds

  • UTA 1208
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1965

Guest book, with photographs and correspondence pertaining to her retirement from the Department of Home Economics Education, Ontario College of Education (1964-65); tribute following her death (1980).

Dean, Ruth

Ruth Josephine Northcott fonds

  • UTA 1617
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1968

Records accumulated by Ruth Northcott, largely in her capacity as a member of the executive committee of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and as editor of its Journal. Included are minutes of meetings, correspondence, notes, research data, drafts of articles and addresses, announcements, press clippings, and photographs.

Northcott, Ruth Josephine

Samuel Delbert Clark fonds

  • UTA 1149
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1990

Fonds consists of the personal records of S. D. Clark, the first chair of Sociology at the University of Toronto, and selected personal records of his friend and colleague, Professor Oswald Hall, that Professor Clark had retained.

Clark, Samuel Delbert

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