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Consulting

Records in this series again document Etkin’s research and the application of this research by industry. Files most often contain correspondence, reports, notes and invoices relating to research undertaken. Early in his career, he worked as a consultant for several Canadian aviation firms including DeHavilland, Avro, and Found Brothers Aviation of Malton Ont. . By the early 1960s, professors of the UTIAS founded AERCOL Aerospace Engineering Research Consultants and as a member of this group, Etkin continued consulting work for the aviation industry including companies such as DeHavilland SPAR, General Electric and Goodyear, all of which had aerospace divisions.

Many of the client files documented in this series represent clients such as architectural firms and industrial firms requesting wind tunnel tests on structures, consultation on wind loads and the design and testing of air curtains. Of particular note is the wind tunnel test done for Parkins and Associates on the “new” Toronto City Hall design in 1960. The original award winning design had to be modified after it failed the wind tunnel tests. The initial uproar that ensued at city hall and in the media drew attention to Etkin’s research in his state of the art wind tunnel. For Etkin’s recollection of this event, see his recent talk to the Engineering Alumni Association found in Series 2 - Lectures, Talks and Seminars (B2004-0017/005(42).

Grants

Files in this series document much of the same research areas documented in Series 3 but relate to those specific projects funded by granting bodies, mainly by the Canadian and American governments. Much of the early research conducted at the Institute of Aerospace Studies by Etkin and his colleagues was funded by Canada’s Defence Research Board, the U.S. Air Force’s Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and later by NASA and the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council .

Other government agencies supported research for specific purposes relating to their operation. For example, there are files on air curtain projects for Toronto City Hall, Ontario Hydro and the Ontario Science Centre, a file on noise research for the Toronto Transit Commission, and one file on the aerodynamic stability of helicopters for the Hydro-Electric Power Commission.

Files contain papers, reports, proposals, budgets, contracts and correspondence. They are arranged alphabetically by the name of the granting agency or the subject matter of the research undertaken.

Research files

This series contains mainly correspondence, manuscripts, drafts and notes relating to some of the many research papers, reports and proposals that were published or presented by Etkin over a 40 year span. To list only a few, papers document his work in: wind engineering, flight dynamics, satellite stability, flight in turbulent winds, supersonic wing design, wind tunnel design and aerodynamic particle separator design.

Of particular note are files relating to his research on the spin decay of the Alouette I Satellite and his subsequent design modifications for Alouette II. Etkin identified the deceleration of the early Alouette I satellite as one of the most interesting science and engineering problems that he was faced with throughout his career. Scientific papers presenting his findings can be found in this series while records relating to grants to design a modification for Alouette II are found in Series 5 – Grants.

A second file to note, documents the role he and his IAS colleagues played in the safe return of the Apollo 13 mission. Identified by Etkin as the most dramatic event in his career, the story is preserved here in correspondence, notes, clippings and a photo. Etkin’s discussion of the event can be found in a recent talk to the Engineering Alumni Association found in Series 2 - Lectures, Talks and Seminars (B2004-0017/005(42).

Finally Etkin’s comments on peer publications, referee reports and reviews for several journals can also be found in this series along with files relating to his time as one of the editors of Progress in Aerospace Science.

Infrasizer Ltd.

This series documents Etkin’s research activities relating to Infrasizer Ltd.. This company was founded in 1937 by University of Toronto mining professor H.E.T. Haultain as a means of building and distributing his Infrasizer, a particle separator that he invented for use in processing minerals. When Etkin became Dean of Engineering in 1973, he became the defacto president of Infrasizer Ltd. Files at the beginning of this series contain mainly correspondence and reports relating the administration of Infrasizer Ltd during Etkin’s period as Dean (1973-1979).

While in his capacity as director of the company, he set out to improve on the model. The result was the Infrasizer MK III a laboratory device and the Tervel Separator developed for commercial use. Most of the records in this series document the development of these two inventions. Includes information on patents and use of the MK III model for industry clients (filed alphabetically by client name) as well as the attempt to manufacture and market the Tervel Separator.

Correspondence and committees

Alphabetically arranged files contain correspondence with individuals and groups and give a good overview of Etkin’s professional activities and relationships. Included are files with colleagues at many Canadian and American universities as well as with representatives of the aviation industry including Boeing, DeHavilland and Royal Aircraft Establishment. This series also contains correspondence and related documents for various committees and professional associations such a committee of NATO called AGARD (Advisory Group for Aerospace Research), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Association of Professional Engineers and the Canadian Aeronautical Space Institute. There is documentation on Etkin’s time as chair of the Aeronautics Advisory Board of Transport Canada. Some files relate to professional trips or visits including Etkin’s trip to China in 1982 and the Chinese subsequent visit to IAS.

Also found in this series is correspondence with Ph.D. students and colleagues within the University of Toronto such as G.N. Patterson, Israel Glass, J.B. French, James Gotlieb and many more.

Speeches and public talks

Consists of drafts and final versions of speeches and public talks, conference programmes and attendee lists, rough notes, related correspondence, secondary sources including newspaper clippings, and workshop materials related to speeches and public talks given by Eichler throughout her career.

Other professional activities

This series consists of files relating to Prof. Eddie’s involvement as an active member in several professional associations. Included are files documenting his role as director of the Hungarian Research Institute of Canada (1999-2007), and as member of the Executive of the International Economic History Association (IEHA) (1994-2000). This latter activity includes files documenting the World Congress in Spain and the controversy concerning the site change from Seville to Madrid in 1998. In addition there are two files relating to his consulting work for the Fundus Foundations and the preparation of a study of the Library at the Southeastern European University in the Republic of Macedonia in 2001.

Teaching

This series documents Prof. Eddie’s teaching activities at the University of Toronto and other educational institutions. Among the files are those relating to his early teaching duties at Williams College where he was Assistant Professor from 1964 to 1967, and the University of Wisconsin (1970-71). In addition to his regular teaching duties at the University of Toronto since his appointment in 1971, Prof. Eddie also took leaves to teach at American and European educational institutions. Among those recorded in this series are the Virginia Military Institute where he was Mary Moody Northern Chair in the Arts and and Social Sciences, visiting professorships at Cambridge University, England, Middlebury College, University of Vienna, and the Technical University, Berlin.

University of Toronto courses include undergraduate as well as graduate studies such as the joint course with the Department of Political Science JPE 2019 entitled “Perspectives on political economy –moral reason and economic history”.

Files may include correspondence, lecture notes, course outlines, tests and exams.

Conferences

The series consists of files relating to various conferences attended or organized by Prof. Eddie. Among the conferences documented is the First Conference on German Cliometrics, a joint project of the University of Toronto’s Joint Initiative in German and European Studies and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Institute of Economic History) held in Toronto September 23 to 26, 1999. Prof. Eddie co-ordinated this conference with his colleague, Dr. Joerg Baten. Among the records documenting this conference are 10 cassette tapes of sessions as well as informal digital photographs of participants at sessions and social activities. Photographs were taken by Prof. Eddie and a student.
Other files document conferences held at the University of Toronto, International History Congress at Leuven (1989-1990), the Economic History Congress (IEHA) in Buenos Aires (2002), and the 2nd Conference on German Cliometrics, Tübingen, Germany (2006) and the Economic History Society at the University of Nottingham (2008). Files may contain correspondence, notes, manuscripts of papers delivered both by Prof. Eddie and others, etc.

Editorial cartoons

Series consists of Canadian editorial cartoons collected by Hershell Ezrin. Illustrators include Brian Gable, Andy Donato, and Patrick Corrigan. They cover various Ontario and federal political events such as 1995 referendum and former government aide Ms. Durcos’ comments regard President George Bush.

Photographs

Series contains photographs documenting both the personal and professional life of Hershell Ezrin. Included are family photographs covering Ezrin’s childhood, young adulthood, and images of his own family in the 1990’s. Also included are images from Ezrin’s time in government, including some from the constitutional negotiations of 1981.

Photographs

Photographs document Frances Dale’s activities specifically at the University of Toronto, at the Ontario College of Education, her numerous trips abroad during the 1930s and her participation in several physical education schools. This series also contains one formal portrait of Frances Dale taken in 1968 as well as photographs of her sister Margaret and family.

Group portraits of various baseball and basketball teams document Dale’s involvement in athletics while a student at University College from 1927-1930. Other portraits show her as a member of the Classical Society, 3T0 Executive and the Queen’s Hall House Committee. Snapshots taken by Dale give informal views of residents of Queen’s Hall in 1927. There are a few photographs of physical education training at OCE and one panoramic portrait of staff and students for her graduating class 1930-31, as well as a similar panoramic of a 1946 guidance course.

Dale took numerous photographs of her trips to Europe in 1934, 1936, 1938, 1939 and 1940. There is also a scrapbook of her trip to England in 1934. Snapshots document her time at the English Scandinavian Summer School in Sturry, England in 1934 and 1936, her time at Andersskolen, Denmark in 1936, to Europe on the S.S.Normandie in 1938, at the Liverpool Physical Training College in 1939-40 and her participation at the Lingiad in Stockholm in July 1939. Most of the snapshots are identified on the reverse side. Notes usually mention the date, event and identify individuals in the photograph. Some photographs have related negatives. There are also two group photographs documenting her participation in the Canadian Girls in Training Camps in 1946 and 1952.

Dale/Ryckman family

This series contains an assortment of documents relating to the Dale and Ryckman families. It includes the diary of Margaret Dale of her trip to Europe in 1930 (see Series 1 above for correspondence), Fredericka Dale’s diary of her trip with her daughter, Frances , to Europe in 1934 (for Frances’ account see Sous Fonds 3, Series 1, marriage certificate for William Dale and Fredericka Ryckman, education diplomas and other memorabilia of Frederika Ryckman, testimonials for her sister Louise Ryckman, Victoria University Senate resolution on the death of her father, Rev. E. B. Ryckman in 1916 and correspondence between the Dale children for three years, 1923, 1924 and 1927. There are four portraits included in this series: one of Fredericka Ryckman Dale (1902), two of her father Rev. Dr. Edward B. Ryckman and one of her mother Emmaline Baird Ryckman (ca. 188-).

Photographs

Images consist mainly of portraits of William Dale including one from 1873 when he received his M.A. and several copies of an engraving done in 1920, one year before his death. There is also one group portrait of the General Committee of the University College, Literary and Scientific Society, 1868-1869.

Graphic records

Photographs and photo albums document Coxeter’s life from his early years as a child in England through his professional career and life in Canada into the 1990s. Included are several portraits of Coxeter including one painted by his mother when he was as a young child. There is a photo album and several loose photos showing his early family life. There are numerous photos of him and his wife Rien from the early days when they met to their Golden Anniversary in 1996. There are also some of his children Edgar and Susan.

Photographs of Coxeter at lectures, award ceremonies, and professional meetings, as well as shots taken with students and colleagues document his professional life especially his numerous recognitions and honours. There are photos of Coxeter with other mathematicians including Patrick Du Val, Oswald Veblem and John Synge. Of particular note is a rare early image of colleague and mathematician of G.H. Hardy. This item has been removed from the Hardy correspondence file, /005 (26).

Photoprints

Three cards of mug shots of students [presumably Professor Clark's], removed from box /014, file entitled "University of Toronto. Dept. of Political Economy. Correspondence. Administration, 1944-1949"

Research and writings

The records in this series pertain to J. M. S. Careless’ research and publishing activities. His research interests are broad, spanning political, urban, ethnic and intellectual history. His most seminal works, however, have concerned George Brown, the metropolitan model of national development, and urban history. Dr. Careless’ books include: Canada, A Story of Challenge (1953); Brown of the Globe (2 volumes 1959, 1963); Union of the Canadas (1967); Colonists and Canadians (1971); Rise of Cities in Canada (1978); Pre-Confederation Premiers (1980); Toronto to 1918 (1984); Frontier and Metropolis (1989); Careless at Work (1990); and ONTARIO: A Celebration of Our Heritage (1991). In addition, Dr. Careless has contributed hundreds of articles and reviews to various professional journals.

This series contains research notes, manuscripts, and correspondence related to these publications. Most of the records in this series have been arranged chronologically according to year rather than publication. Series also contains research notes for an uncompleted study of Canadian urban development. Also included are records concerning Brown of the Globe such as research notes, card files, and correspondence. Further, there are some original George Brown records such as personal letters to his wife, Anne Brown; political correspondence with Alexander Mackenzie and Lord Monk; and Reform Party political posters.

Also included are original artwork for the cover of Brown of the Globe, original photographs of George Brown and his family, as well as copies and original photographs for Toronto to 1918.

Series also includes all records in accession B2001-0020: Typescripts for various publications written by J.M.S. Careless including 'Canadian Heritage', 'Ontario Frontier and Metropolis', 'Toronto to 1918', and 'Brown of the Globe'.

Graphic material

This series consists of photographs related to Rodney Bobiwash's professional and personal activities. The majority of the photographs are professional in nature and document Bobiwash's participation in conferences and seminars around the world. Many of the photographs are from the late 1990s and early 2000s when Bobiwash was working for the Center for World Indigenous Studies. Many photographs in series 10 are related to other series in the accession; see the notes section in series 1-9 for related photographs. The photographs are arranged in alphabetical order, except for box /004P, which is arranged chronologically.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Employment

Except for photographs, this series contains little documentation on Davidson Black’s employment before 1917 when he enlisted with the Canadian Army Medical Corps and went overseas. The bulk of this series relates to his work in China at the Peking Union Medical College, his anthropological research including his discovery of "Peking man", and his travels within China and to Mongolia, India, Siam, and elsewhere.

The files contain correspondence, photographs, addresses, and publications (including some drafts), and memorabilia. Most of the photographs were taken by Dr. Black himself, though some were taken by Adena and others (especially presentation copies) by friends and colleagues. Dr. Black carefully annotated many of the photos he took, often in considerable detail even to the time of day and the shutter speed used. Included are a few glass-plate negatives and about 50 lantern slides. The negatives are usually dated and were kept except if they were in good condition. On his travels, Dr. Black collected autographed photographs of many of the scientists and academics he met; these are included in this series.

Education

This series contains certificates and diplomas, correspondence, course and lab notes, term papers and memorabilia documenting aspects of Davidson Black’s education, running from the Wellesley School through Harbord Collegiate and the Faculties of Medicine and Arts at the University of Toronto. There is also a file on Davidson’s summer project in 1907 to earn money for his Bachelor of Arts program, prospecting in the Temagami Forest Reserve.

Personal

Davidson Black kept a diary throughout much of his adult life. There are 28 volumes in this series. The earliest is for 1902, the year he entered medicine at the University of Toronto; it includes a tally of monthly expenses. The last diary is for 1934, the final entry being for 9 March, six days before his death. For each of the years 1922 and 1925, there are two volumes of diaries. There are no diaries present for the years 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, and 1912. The diary Davidson kept while on active service during World War I is filed with his service records in Series 4. Most of the entries are brief as the diaries, except for 1902, are small. Some of the loose entries with the diaries are longer.

A number of items document his personal activities. The earliest is a small well-thumbed copy of 'The Book of Common Prayer', presented to him by his mother on his 9th birthday in 1893. A notebook, a journal, and permits document his early interest in ornithology. Finally, there are files of memorabilia, poems and sketches, and on honours bestowed on him later in life, along with twelve diplomas and certificates.

Slides and pictures

Box 002P: Canadian History Slide collection: 12 double-trays of slides containing 1,216 black-and-white and colour illustrations relating to the widest possible number of subjects in Canadian history. Printed list of the contents. [includes double tray of slides (#501-600) removed from box 012 – note by Harold Averill].

Box 003P: Smallpox slide collection: Two double-trays containing 93 slides of illustrations relating to the Montreal smallpox epidemic of 1885; compiled to illustrate Plague: A Story of Smallpox in Montreal. Printed list of slides. (Some, but not all of these slides were made from prints in the folder in Box 24)

Prints, negatives, relating to themes in Canadian business history – and general history. 3 folders, approx 300 pictures. Most of these were accumulated as possible illustrations for Northern Enterprise: Five Centuries of Canadian Business; most came from collections I had access to as described above. Some of the best of the prints were made into slides, as above; but not all.

Graphic material

Photographs document members of the Blake and Wrong families including Samuel H. Blake and his wife Rebecca Blake, Edward Blake and Gerald Blake, as well as cousins Murray, Hume and Harold Wrong. Most are studio portraits, some of which are unidentified. There is one album depicting life at the summer residences Point au Pic and Murray Bay.

Bible Project

Series consists of records relating to the Bible project of Peter Brieger and Jürgen Paul. The original idea of the project was to compile a complete collection of photographs of French and English illustrated Bibles produced between the end of the eleventh century and around the year 1270, with a focus on the iconography of their illustrations. The project likely began in the late 1950s. In 1965, Dr. Brieger met Dr. Jürgen Paul, who moved to Toronto, from Germany, in 1967 to help Dr. Brieger finish the book.

Dr. Paul helped define the focus of the book, from a multi-volume corpus of all illustrations, to a study of “questions of iconography, the variety and development in the choice of subjects for illustrating the biblical books, and to concentrate on the Old Testament. It was to be demonstrated how over the period of the two centuries changes in subjects of illustration selected were influenced by changes in Christian theological exegesis of the Old Testament.” [1] The pair worked together in an office in Sydney Smith Hall during the winter and spring of 1967/68.

The pair later organized trips to several repositories to examine manuscripts. As Dr. Paul writes, “I had already realized that the material of French and English illustrated Bible manuscripts was still incomplete. Therefore, during the summer of 1968 we, together with Mrs. Brieger, spent several weeks in England checking the college libraries in Oxford and Cambridge. It turned out that in both universities large numbers of most interesting Bible manuscripts existed that were not even registered. No catalogues existed. After the stay in England we went by car through France checking the manuscript collections in Paris and provincial libraries between Avranches and Dijon. After that, we went to Italy checking the manuscripts in the Vatican library and in Laurenziana in Florence.”

When Dr. Brieger’s health began to fail, Dr. Paul continued the project, to a lesser degree, with Ann Hilty. The project was never published.


[1] From an account written by Dr. Paul. The full account can be found in the case file for B2016-0007.

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).

Photographs

Photographs document all aspects of Bissell’s life. Formal portraits of Bissell have been filed at the beginning of this series followed by a chronological arrangement of group portraits, events and ceremonies. Several photographs document visiting dignitaries to the University while Bissell was president. This series also includes photographs of Bissell’s trip to China in 1962.

Cartoons on Bissell

This series contains 13 original cartoons chronicling Claude Bissell’s career drawn by Globe and Mail political cartoonist James (Jamie) Reidford. The Reidfords’ were close friends of the Bissells’.

Also included in this series are a few copies of cartoons again depicting Bissell that appeared in the Globe and Mail by other cartoonists.

Photographs

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.

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