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Professional correspondence

This series consists of correspondence, reports, and notes relating to his professional activities as a consultant, author, teacher and administrator with the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and with other professional associations relating to music. Included, among others, are files relating to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chalmers Performing Arts Training Grants Programme, National Orchestra Association, Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras, among others. Five files relating to the Musical Performance and Communications Programme are also included (Box 20, files 05 to 09).

Reviews and evaluations

This series contains reviews of various kinds either written by Prof. Richardson as a recognized expert in religious studies or about Prof. Richardson’s literary works. They are arranged in three groupings: reviews by others of his literary works (mainly books), reviews written by Prof. Richardson on other scholars’ works and published in various periodicals, and finally, evaluations by Prof. Richardson of manuscripts submitted for publication by scholarly journals.

Other professional activities

As a recognized scholar in both religious studies and architecture, Prof. Richardson participated in both academic associations as well as non-academic organizations. During his career Prof. Richardson was a member of a number of scholarly associations relating to the study of religious studies. For example, this series documents his involvement in the Society for New Testament Studies, including his involvement in the planning of the Toronto conference in 1980, as well as chair of the seminar “NT Texts in their Cultural Environment” from 1989-1994. Records relating to his involvement as Managing Editor of Studies in Religion published by the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion and his involvement in the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies will be found at the Queen’s University Archives where the fonds of these organizations are preserved. Records relating to his involvement in the Society of Biblical Literature are preserved in the Society’s Archives at Drew University in New Jersey.

In the 1990s Prof. Richardson was site architect for two archaeological excavations in Israel and records relating to both these excavations will be found in this series. The first of these excavations was sponsored by the University of Rochester and the University of Tel Aviv at the Yodefat Excavations. In addition to his role as site architect, Prof. Richardson was also guest lecturer and participant during the summers of 1994, 1996. During 1996 and 1997 he acted as consultant to a film crew and architects at that site. The files documenting the Yodefat site include correspondence, notes, travel arrangements, and an article submitted to the Globe & Mail documenting the 1996 trip.

The second archaeological site was at Khirbet Cana and was sponsored by the University of Puget Sound, Seattle. Prof. Richardson participated in the summer of 1999 and 2000 in capacities of lecturer and site architect. Prof. Richardson along with his co-architects, prepared reports on their tasks including preparation of drawings of the site and some architectural fragments, mentoring students and making formal educational presentations. Files on this archaeological site contain reports, correspondence, photographs, and original drawings of the site by Prof. Richardson. In addition to these duties, he also led a tour group to the site and to Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

In 2001 he was approached by Dr. Jonathan Reed at the University of La Verne (California) to participate as site architect for possible excavations at Alexandria Troas or at Pisidian Antioch in Turkey for the summer of 2002. One file documents the discussion on this project, but the potential donor withdrew his offer of funding for the excavations and the plans did not proceed any further.

Prof. Richardson also served non-academic organizations in various capacities. Records relating to his involvement in the Ontario Heritage Foundation (OHF) and Visual Bible International (VBI) will be found in this series. In 1994 he was appointed to the Board of the OHF where he served as Chair of the Revenue Generation Task Force, as a member of the Properties Committee, and Co-chair of the Fundraising Committee.

In 2002, he became a member of the Board of Visual Bible International, Inc. (VBI) and chair of its Advisory Committee (2002-2005). VBI, a Toronto-based company, was a publicly traded faith-based media company. The purpose of this company was to produce the Bible in full-scale film format for showing in commercial theatres. The role of the Advisory Committee was to collaborate in the creative development and film producing process relating to the appropriate choice of Books of the Bible. Garth Drabinsky was producer. One film, Gospel of John, was completed and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2003. Records on this activity consist of correspondence, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, script and production files for the film Gospel of John as well as Prof. Richardson’s manuscript and slides list for a lecture given in 2002. The company went into receivership in 2005. Preliminary work was done on a second film, Gospel of Mark.


This series contains a mixture of both personal and professional correspondence belonging to W.E. Gallie. Notable collections within this series include letters written to and from Colonel J.A. MacFarlane, Consulting Surgeon, Canadian Army Overseas, correspondence with Dr. W.G. Bigelow, and correspondence with well-known American Surgeon Dr. Rudolph Matas. The files in this series are arranged chronologically.


This series consists of a single address, “Efficient Pricing of Telecommunication Services and the Ways to Get There”, delivered by Professor Fuss and Leonard Waverman at the National Conference on the Future of Telecommunications in Canada, 1 April 1993.

Personal files

This series consists of a curriculum vitae and a single piece of memorabilia, a program for the fifth annual frosh review presented by the Students’ Association of Carleton College in the fall of 1956, just as Dr. Bissell began his presidency of the College.

Manuscripts and publications

There are only a few files in this series, consisting of some book reviews, and drafts and offprints of articles that appeared between 1968 and the early 1970s. The arrangement of the files is chronological.


Panoramic photograph taken on the balcony of Tienamen Square, Beijing, China, 1 May 1962. Dr. Bissell is on the left of the rear row. Identifications on the backing of the photograph.

Professional correspondence

Throughout his long career, Dr. Farrar had contact with the world’s leading physicians and psychiatrists. The records in this series document these professional connections. Records include letters from Sir William Osler , Sir David Henderson and Franz Nissl. Also included is correspondence from Dr. Farrar’s colleagues on the American Journal of Psychiatry such as Edward Brush, G. Alder Blumer, Henry M. Hurd and Charles Macfie Campbell. Canadian correspondents include Dr. C. K. Clark, Clarence Hincks, and Robert Noble.


This series begins with a folder of reports prepared by Dr. Till on his research and intended primarily for internal administrative use, for notation in academic journals, for entries in volumes such as Canadian Who’s Who and, latterly, online sources. The years covered are 1987-2001.
The remaining files contain correspondence, notes, drafts of reports and support material for the following areas of research: growth models, ‘stochastic models of population growth’, repression genetics, and Iceland and privacy legislation, associated with which is a copy Evangeline Racha’s master’s thesis for Stanford University, “Iceland’s decode genetics: bellwether for population genomics research” (2001). The ‘stochastic models’ file relates to the early famous paper by Drs. Till, McCulloch and Siminovitch and contains correspond-ence and notes, with related papers, between Drs. Till and W. A. O’N. Waugh for the years 1963 to1967.


Professor Fuss has served as a consultant to government and industry for many years, but only two projects are documented in this series, his work as a member of the Price Measurement Advisory Committee at Statistics Canada and a study he did for United Communications Ltd. on long distance telephone service in Canada.

Founders’ Network

Series consists of records documenting Dr. Mustard’s work with the Founders’ Network, including general administrative files, reports and media coverage.

Following his departure from the CIAR in 1996, Dr. Mustard established the Founders’ Network, which, according to their website, is an “international collection of people interested in promoting CIFAR, science and technology, early childhood, economic issues, determinants of health and human development.” The Founders’ Network was a means for Dr. Mustard to continue his work at CIAR, at arms’ length. It sought to build a network of individuals who had been a part of CIAR since its early years, support its new president, make connections with community groups looking to apply some of CIAR’s research, and, at times, assist with CIAR programs.


Series consists of general files documenting the life of Fraser Mustard, including his CV as of 2010. Personal correspondence includes letters relating to his retirement, 75th birthday, biography and his illness near the end of his life. Series also includes various media clippings about Dr. Mustard’s life and work, 1947-2010, including his football career at the University of Toronto, his scientific career, his work with the CIAR and Founders’ Network, and reactions to his work in early childhood development. Series also includes records relating to Mustard’s various awards, memberships and honorary degrees. These records include correspondence, programs, certificates, photographs, plaques, pins and 3-dimensional awards. Awards and media appearances are also documented in video and sound recordings.

Day planners

Series consists of Dr. Mustard’s day planners, which document his activities and appointments.

Australia and the Adelaide Thinker in Residence

Series consists of records relating to Dr. Mustard’s work with Australian colleagues, governments and community groups, including his participation in the “Thinker in Residence” program sponsored by the Adelaide government of South Australia. This program brings influential thinkers to Australia to help inform the government on key issues. Dr. Mustard provided advice and research on early childhood education and human development. The series also documents his work with other governments and agencies, including ARACY (Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth) and the Government of South Australia.

Records consist of correspondence with colleagues, politicians and government employees, meeting notes, reports and articles.

Aga Khan University

Series consists of records relating to Dr. Mustard’s involvement with the Aga Khan University (AKU), based in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Mustard served on the Board of Trustees of the AKU since its inception in the early 1980s until his death, and was a member of the Chancellor’s Commission (1992-1995). In the early years, Dr. Mustard was instrumental in building the foundations of the university’s academic programs (especially Medicine) and shaping its administrative structure. In later years, he was involved in developing various academic programs, including the new Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and advocating for a program in human development. This work was also closely aligned with his relationships with Ismaili communities in Canada.

Records consist of various committee files, reports, correspondence and minutes, including correspondence with the head of the institution, His Highness Prince Karim the Aga Khan. Series also consists of photographs of the Board of Trustees (2001 and 2006).

Family correspondence

Note from Bliss: "These files include extensive correspondence with my mother; some correspondence with my brother, J.Q. Bliss, who died in 1969; much correspondence regarding my young brother, R.Q. Bliss; letters from members of Elizabeth Bliss's family; and the beginnings of correspondence with our children."


Between October 1902 and May 1904, Dr. Farrar took leave from Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital for post graduate medical training in Europe. Although he traveled widely, attending lectures and meeting scientists in Munich, Paris and London, Dr. Farrar spent most of his time at Emil Kraepelin’s psychiatric clinic in Heidelberg. There, Dr. Kraepelin had revolutionized modern psychiatric diagnosis. Kraepelin, along with his Heidelberg colleagues, Franz Nissl and Aloys Alzheimer, rejected the nineteenth century practice of reducing mental illness to brain disease. Instead, the Heidelberg School emphasized careful description and clear understanding of individual symptoms in psychiatric diagnosis. When Dr. Farrar returned from Heidleberg in 1904, he had received thorough training in Kraepelin’s psychological approach. He also returned mindful of the Heidelberg School’s emphasis upon brain histopathology, neurohistology, and neuropathology.

The records in this series pertain to Dr. Farrar’s personal and professional activities in Heidelberg. Records consist of a personal diary, research notes and patient observations. Also included is personal correspondence from various Heidelberg colleagues such as Franz Nissl, Emil Kraepelin, Albert Deveaux, and Charles Macfie Campbell. Photographs include mainly snapshots taken by Farrar of the German towns and countryside, of his colleagues at Heidelberg, and of the university and his personal study.

In addition, this series also contains glass slides, printing plates, a gravity measuring device, and a knife for preparing brain tissues for slides. During his Heidelberg studies, Dr. Farrar, along with Franz Nissl and Aloys Alzheimer, became occupied with the microscopic study of brain disease. Dr. Farrar prepared these slides under Dr. Nissl’s supervision.

For photographs, see Box /003P (09).

Department of Soldier’s Civil Re-establishment

This series documents Dr. Farrar’s work with the Canadian Federal Department of Soldier’s Civil Re-establishment. In 1916, Dr. Farrar joined the Canadian army. Initially posted to a hospital unit in Kingston, Ontario, he was transferred to Ottawa for duty in the Military Hospitals Commission. Dr. Farrar would eventually become Chief Psychiatrist in the Federal Department of Soldier’s Civil Re-establishment. In this capacity, he treated invalided soldiers suffering from psychiatric illnesses including shell shock. Though primarily based in Ottawa during the war, Dr. Farrar also worked out of the military hospital in Cobourg, Ontario, a photograph of which can be found in /003P(11). Records in this series consist of professional correspondence, reports, patient files, plans for a military hospital. There are also lantern slides depicting hospitals and asylums throughout North America in the early 1900s. It is believed that Dr. Farrar may have collected and used these images in his capacity as Chief Psychiatrist to put forth a proposal for a new military hospital.

Toronto Psychiatric Hospital and University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry

In 1926, Dr. C.K. Clark recruited Dr. Farrar as medical director of the newly built Toronto Psychiatric Hospital and as head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Farrar remained in these positions until his retirement in 1947. Between 1926 and 1947, Canadian psychiatry became a major center in international scientific circles. Indeed, under Dr. Farrar’s tenure, the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital became a university teaching hospital and developed a clinical service for teaching and research. Further, in 1932, Dr. Farrar initiated the first Canadian postgraduate program for physicians in psychiatry. The program was broadly based and was accepted by the University as leading to a Diploma in Psychiatry.

Records in this series document Dr. Farrar’s career at the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital and the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry. This series has been divided into three sub-series to reflect the administrative, clinical, and teaching activities of Dr. Farrar’s joint appointment.

Research and publications

In addition to editing the American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Farrar was also on the editorial boards of J.K. Hall, ed. American Psychiatry (1844-1944) (New York Columbia University Press, 1944), Funk and Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia (New York: Funk and Wagnall, 1932), and the Yearbook of Neurology and Psychiatry (Chicago: Year Book Publishers, 1907). Further, although he never wrote a book, Dr. Farrar wrote 77 articles. 29 appeared in the American Journal of Psychiatry and 48 were printed in other journals and periodicals. He also wrote 273 book reviews for the AJP between 1908 and 1965.

The records in this series pertain to Dr. Farrar’s various research and publication activities. This series, however, does not document Dr. Farrrar’s editorial work with the American Journal of Psychiatry. Series records include correspondence with authors, editors, and research foundations. Series also consists of research notes, subject files on various topics, and bibliographic card indices. Also included are manuscripts by Adolf Meyer and Jack Hannah. In addition, this series also contains artifacts Dr. Farrar used in his research such as glass slides, printing plates, a gravity measuring device, and a knife for preparing brain tissues for slides.

Portrait collection

This series is Farrar’s collection of photographs of colleagues and historical medical and scientific personalities. Some photographs are originals and were autographed for Dr. Farrar. Others are reproductions of printed images or paintings. Many of these images would have been displayed in his office and home study. A few notable include Canadian doctors Frederick Banting and William Osler, colleague J.G. FitzGerald and Mary Jackson, Farrar’s mentor C.K. Clarke, American colleagues Edward Brush, Lewellis Barker and famous European psychiatrists such as Adolf Meyer, Emil Kraeplin and Franz Nissl. There is a detailed list to this series. Images that have been autographed are marked with an **.

Most of these images have been removed from frames and consequently some were accompanied by textual information. In such cases, the textual information was either transcribed on the bottom left hand corner of the file folder or preserved and removed to box /042.


This series is made up of personal correspondence relating to his career, honours promotions as well as miscellaneous professional correspondence sorted and filed by decade. This series also includes correspondence filed by individuals, many of whom are famous in their own right.

Ernest Buckler

This series contains extensive documentation on Claude Bissell's research and relationship with Canadian poet Ernest Buckler including a typescript and related publication letters relating to his book Ernest Buckler Remembered (University of Toronto Press, 1989).


This series includes typescripts and some notes for talks, addresses, tributes and memorials.

Artistic works

This series contains various types of records that document Claude Bissell's creative mind.

Personal correspondence

Includes hundreds of letters sent to Christine from her mother between 1946 to 1958. Originally from Scotland, Christine Gray married Claude Bissell in September of 1945 and immigrated to Canada soon afterward. These letters, although one sided, will give good insight into this experience and the continued relationship to family in Scotland.


Series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence between Dr. Franklin and friends, family, colleagues, government officials, and others. Correspondence pertains to the full scope of Dr. Franklin’s life and work, including her academic work, her political activism, and her personal life.


Series consists of records relating to Dr. Franklin’s teaching duties. One course in particular is very well documented – JAM 2012: Ancient Materials. According to Dr. Franklin, this course was quite innovative. It was intended for incoming graduate students in Anthropology or Materials Engineering, taught through the School of Graduate Studies. The respective departments – Archeology and Anthropology and Materials Engineering MMS - carried the JAM courses in their calendars. The students worked together in pairs, one student from each discipline. In contrast to the usual joint courses taught by different staff members in a sequence of individually-taught sections, the JAM courses were truly co-taught, i.e. both instructors were present at all sessions, which consisted of annotated conversation between two professionals, linking theory and practice.

Records in the series include course and project descriptions, exam questions, lecture notes, and student projects. The series also includes an extensive collection of teaching aids, including teaching slides (depicting museum/archaeological artifacts), 4 boxes of micrographs, and several boxes of artifacts used in instruction, including various rocks, Chinese spade coins, Canadian coins and stamps, and metal samples.

This series also contains 2 files on students who were supervised by Dr. Franklin.

Ursula Franklin Academy

Series consists of records relating to Ursula Franklin Academy, a secondary school operated by the Toronto District School Board and founded in 1995. The school originally operated out of the former Brockton High School and moved to Western Technical-Commercial School in 2002. The school was named after Dr. Franklin and is modeled on her vision of education.

Records in this series primarily document the founding and early days of the school, including correspondence, information packages, and materials from the school opening. Some files relate to the school’s ongoing activities, and conversations about education method, as documented in newsletters, event notices, and some correspondence. Series also includes matted photographs from the opening of the school, including photographs of Dr. Franklin with Jane Jacobs.


Series consists of records relating to 2 trips taken by Dr. Franklin: her return to Berlin in 1969 for the World Peace Congress, and her trip to China in 1981 for the International Conference of Early Metallurgy. See subseries descriptions for more information.

Professional Associations and Societies

This series reflects Professor Roots’ involvement in professional associations and societies. Material included in this series is correspondence, organizational documents (constitutions, financial records, etc.), newsletters, meeting minutes, financial statements, membership applications, and notes. Nearly half of the material consists of Dr. Roots’ involvement with the Young Naturalist Foundation.


This series reflects Professor Roots’ involvement with academic administration and academic committees within the Zoology Department as well as the larger University of Toronto. This series includes notes, correspondence, reports and documents related Roots’ role as chair of the zoology department, promotions Roots was involved in, the organization of symposiums and retreats, departmental reviews, budgeting, staffing and re-organizing the zoology department, and handling cases of academic misconduct.


In 1993, Ms. Heaton conducted a mail survey to medical school library directors to gather information on reference services. This series consists of records documenting the questionnaire such as correspondence, draft questionnaires, and raw data. The series has been divided into subseries.

Visits and interviews

Ms. Heaton followed up the questionnaire with visits and interviews to selected medical libraries in Canada and the United States. This series consists of correspondence and notes concerning these interviews. Also included are 28 photographs of libraries visited.


Ms. Heaton wrote numerous articles as a result of the questionnaire and interview. This series contains manuscripts and correspondence related to these publications.

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