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8 photographs (marked A to H) of Clark family members and friends in Canada. Descriptions from notes forwarded by Mrs. Elspeth Clark’s son, E. (Edwin) F. Clark:

A: Group photograph “taken at the Allcutt’s summer cottage in the summer of 1940 before we went to live with them in their house at 48 Foxbar Road. Left to right the figures are Monica Allcutt, Mrs. Allcutt, EFC [Edwin Clark],Stella Allcutt, Shirley Clark, Elspeth Clark”

B: “is EFC in his newly acquired UTS Cadet Corps uniform, taken at the back of 48 Foxbar Road in the autumn of 1940”

C: “is of EFC and LAC (Leading Aircraftsman) Dawes. It is taken on the sidewalk outside 2 Gormley Avenue. LAC Dawes had been sent to Canada, probably under Empire Air Training scheme as potential aircrew…”

D: “is of the same occasion as C above, but now included in picture (R to L) are Elspeth Clark, Shirley Clark, and the friend whom LAC Dawes had brought with him. The visit was probably made some time in 1942…”

E: “is of EFC and Elspeth Clark in the garden of an old lady called Mrs. LeFroy who lived across from 2 Gormley Avenue…This photograph was probably taken to show how much EFC had grown, probably in 1942”.

F and G: “are of EFC on a canoe trip from Camp Ahmek. The fishing was memorable”.

H: “is of EFC and Shirley in Mrs. LeFroy’s garden…taken on same occasion” [as E above]

Aikins Family fonds

  • UTA 1005
  • Fonds
  • 1855, 1921

Letter from J.C. Aikins to his brother, W.J. Aikins, 6 March, 1865, regarding proposals for the establishment of the faculties of medicine and law in the University of Toronto. Portrait of Moses Henry Aikins, taken by Notman & Fraser. Obituary of Moses Henry Aikins, 1921.

Aikins Family

George Williams Brown fonds

  • UTA 1091
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1920-1959

Personal records of George Brown, including personal and professional correspondence, course notes (?), lecture notes in Canadian and American history, including mimeographed ones prepared for the Prisoner of War camps in Canada during World War II (1943-1944); research notes, drafts of articles and offprints; bibliography cards; glass-plate negatives and card index to photographs.

Brown, George Williams

Personal and biographical

This series contains copies of Professor Flynn’s curriculum vitae and some correspondence, both personal and professional and including letters of reference, and examination questions for his undergraduate work in Arts at the University of Toronto in the early 1940s. Included are three photographs and a satirical drawing of his receiving his doctorate from the Sorbonne.

Broadcasting and film

Prof. Hume and Prof. Donald Ivey of the Department of Physics were pioneers in educational television, having developed their first 12 part program “Focus on Physics” in 1958. This was co-sponsored by CBC and the University of Toronto. The success of this series was followed up the next year by “Two for Physics”. Both series eventually aired on the National Educational Television (N.E.T.) in the United States. Other programs that followed include:

1960 – 15 short programs on Physics for children produced by CBC in cooperation with N.E.T. for joint use in Canada and United States

1962 – “The Ideas of Physics” – 4 programmes
1963 – “The Nature of Physics” – 5 programmes
1966 – “The Constant of Physics” – 4 programmes
All of these were for in-school broadcasts to Canadian high schools produced by CBC with the National Advisory Council on School Broadcasts

1960-1965 – 18 programmes for “The Nature of Things”, produced by CBC.
The program “The Nature of Things” is still today a staple of Canadian educational television. Hume and Ivey helped lay the foundation for such a successful broadcast run.

By 1960, their success in educational television spilled over into film where they were commissioned by the Physical Science Study Committee (PSSC) in the United States to do four films: “Frames of Reference”, “Periodic Motion”, “Universal Gravitation” and “Random Events”. All of these were created for distribution in high schools. In 1962, “Frames of Reference” won Edison Foundation award for the best science film and “Random Events” received a silver medal from the Scientific Institute in Rome.

This series contains a fairly complete set of scripts for all the titles noted above. Moreover, there is a 16 mm release print for each of the four films and one sound recording of one program from “The Constant of Physics” series. There are also still images from “Frame of Reference” and a file on the Edison Award.

For a good overview, researchers should begin by consulting reports written by Hume and Ivey for most of the television series. They detail the development of each theme. In addition, there is correspondence and contracts with CBC, correspondence with Educational Services Incorporated and the PSSC as well as program guides, clippings, published reviews, correspondence from viewers, and one 1962 audience response report for a “Nature of Things” programme.

Harold Keith Box

Personal records of Dr. Harold Keith Box including correspondence, lecture and research notes relating to his career in dentistry and as research professor in peridontology in the Faculty of Dentistry.

Van der Smissen Family fonds

  • UTA 1922
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1987

Papers of William Van Der Smissen, Professor of German, University of Toronto, consisting of photographs of trips to Europe and various family events; also, an annotated copy for further editions of Professor Van der Smissen's translation of Faust and an album of press reviews; and, a scrapbook of cartoons by du Maurier.

van der Smissen Family

Mary Hazel Cornelia Wrightman fonds

  • UTA 1981
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1974

Papers of Mary Wrightman, consisting of files relating to her graduation (B.A., 1914), her retirement from the Library, invitations to various official university functions, the centenary of the University College, and the 50th and 60th anniversary reunions of the Class of IT4; Includes a photograph of Clara Cynthia Benson, Professor of Food Chemistry, n.d.

Wrightman, Mary Hazel Cornelia

Florence Helen Maud Neelands fonds

  • UTA 1610
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1907

Correspondence of Florence Neelands with family members, including her brother, Ernest Victor, friends and fellow students while a student in modern languages at the University of Toronto. Topics include the 1894 production of 'Antigone' and the 1895 student strike. Also included are photographs, mostly of family members and friends (some identified) but also including images of tribesmen, possibly in Papua-New Guinea.

Neelands, Florence Helen Maud

Geoffrey Payzant fonds

  • UTA 1650
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1985

Correspondence with and about Michael Polanyi including papers regarding the Polanyi Papers Project (1973-1975), the Polanyi Society (1972-1985), obituaries. Includes files on such people as Doug Adams, Richard L. Gelwick, Jerry H. Gill, Maxine Greene, Robert E. Innis, and others. Photoprints of opening of Fisher Rare Book Library.

Payzant, Geoffrey

Frederic John Poynton fonds

  • UTA 1672
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1933

Volume entitled "Research on Rheumatism" and related glass plate negatives document research done by Dr. F.J. Poynton of University College Hospital London. Correspondence, clippings and a citation document the gift of this material to the Faculty of Medicine. The research was undertaken by Poynton with Dr. Alexander Pain from 1897-1913.

Poynton, Frederic John

Selwyn Pieters fonds

  • UTA 1663
  • Fonds
  • 1991-1998

Records document the activities of Selwyn Pieters, an African-Canadian part-time student, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology in 1997. Included are records relating to his academic standing, student papers, lectures given in his final years, invitations, awards, memberships and participation in student groups. He was a student representative on the Academic Board of Governing Council, 1993-1998.

Pieters, Selwyn

Angus Lynn Sutherland fonds

  • UTA 1815
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1918

Engineering drawings for the undergraduate programme in electrical and mechanical engineering (1907-1910); photographs documenting Sutherland's education including the graduating class in Engineering, 1911 and a souvenir poster of the University of Toronto football team, 1909 (the 1st Grey Cup Champions).

Sutherland, Angus Lynn

David McIntosh Turnbull fonds

  • UTA 1842
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1970

Correspondence, manuscript notes and 2 photographs belonging to David M. Turnbull (1906-1995), former Vice-president, Health Sciences , and Executive Assistant to the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, John Hamilton, during the time of the construction of the Medical Sciences building. Includes one group photo presumed to be of audience watching ceremony re Medical Sciences Building and group photo of D.I Turnbull with Mr. and Mrs. R.R. McLaughlin (1967). Also includes a typescript "History of Woods, Gordon & Co."

Turnbull, David McIntosh

Harold Caple fonds

  • UTA 1121
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1971

Photographs, diplomas and some sparse correspondence document Harold Caples's education in the Faculty of Medicine (M.D. 1924) as well as his career as an obstetrician and gynecologist. He is reported to have been the 3rd Canadian to have attained this specialist recognition by being admitted as a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The photographs relate mainly to the University of Toronto and include the graduating class for Medicine in 1924, the University of Toronto senior basketball team in 1923-24 as well as a composite of the Nu Sigma Nu fraternity for 1923-24. The correspondence relates to his medical training both at the University of Toronto and in the United Kingdom, as well as his early work in radiology and the use of radium. There are also military documents relating to his service both in World War I and World War II.

Caple, Harold

Isaac Albert Rumble fonds

  • UTA 1734
  • Fonds
  • 1902

The records relate to Isaac Albert Rumble, who graduated from Victoria College in 1902 and taught business in Toronto. The records consist of three items: an unidentified class photograph from 1900; a photograph of the graduating class in Arts from 1902; and a certificate of chartered accounting from 1913.

Rumble, Isaac Albert

June Seel fonds

  • UTA 1758
  • Fonds
  • 1973

Copy of "Erindale College Library, the Early Years", a history of the Library submitted by Mrs. June Seel for the Histories of Libraries course at the Faculty of Library Science. Appendices contain original photographs and examples of publications of Erindale College Library.

Seel, June

Dunbar family fonds

  • UTA 1227
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1949; (predominant 1908-1912)

Records of brothers, William Bowie Dunbar and John Gardner Dunbar. A student and instructor in the Faculty of Applied Science, William's records include student class notes, teaching notes and two engineering drawings, 1908-1949 (boxes 1 and 2). John's records consist of class notes, created while a Faculty of Arts student, 1910-1913 (boxes 2 and 3). Also includes 4 photographs of William and John, taken circa. 1912-1917.

Dunbar Family

Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Officers Training Corps. University of Toronto Contingent fonds

  • UTA 1106
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1965

Fonds consists of 4 accessions:

A1968-0003: Service records and lists (1914-1950); financial records (1915-1965); histories and reports (1914-1964); war diaries (1939-1945); minutes of committees and officers' meetings (1921-1957); order books and manuals (1915- 1948); publications (1901-1937); photographs and one painting. (16 boxes, 1901-1965)

A1998-0005: Group photograph of the C.O.T.C. (1 photograph, ca. 1914-1917)

B1981-0044: Bronze lapel pin inscribed "University of Toronto Canada Overseas Training Company" and " COTC". Pin is shaped like maple leaf. (1 item, 1914-1918)

B2004-0005: Military portrait ot the University of Toronto Contingent, Reinforcement Draft, 1st Tank Battalion taken October 19 1918.

Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Officers Training Corps. University of Toronto Contingent

James Playfair McMurrich fonds

  • UTA 1559
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1932

Typescript, rough notes, postcard reproductions relating to "The Medical Saints of Christendom"; two scrapbooks containing correspondence, clippings, book reviews, programmes, certificates, exam papers relating to McMurrich (1884-1932). Reproduction of portrait of Kenneth Forbes.

McMurrich, James Playfair

Chester Brown Hamilton fonds

  • UTA 1342
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1938

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B2003-0010: Mechanical engineering student drawings by Chester B. Hamilton, student in the Ontario School of Practical Science. Produced as requirement for Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Also includes Practice Sheet dated April 1905, 3 lettering charts and "Bill of Materials for Marine Boiler, Jan. 1906. All drawings are pen and ink with some watercolour. Size: 56 cm X 38 cm. (1 box, 1903-1920)

B2003-0015: Three photographs originally belonging to engineering graduate Chester B. Hamilton Jr. documenting engineering students at the University of Toronto. Hamilton received a Diploma in 1906, a B.A.Sc in 1908 and an M.E. in 1920. Included are group portraits of students in the mechanical and drafting rooms (1906) as well as a composite portrait of the Mechanical Club 1937-38 of which Hamilton was Honorary Chairman.

Hamilton, Chester Brown

John Albert Sherman fonds

  • UTA 1767
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1984

Fonds consists of 3 accessions:

B1984-0031: Material on inventions of dental equipment; the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists; awards, certificates, and honours; etc. Note that official records of Alpha Omega are at Canadian Jewish Congress Archives in Toronto. (10 boxes, 1917-1981)

B1985-0003: Biographical material, correspondence, diaries, photographs and other records documenting John and Etta Sherman's activities with regards to the University of Toronto, professional dentistry associations and Jewish organizations in Canada and Israel. (9 boxes, 1915-1984)

B1986-0005: Correspondence and photograph concerning the awarding of the achievement medal of the Alpha Omega Fraternity to Albert Einstein; correspondence and publication regarding Einstein's efforts on behalf of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (1 box, 1950-1954, 1979)

Sherman, John Albert

Ray Fletcher Farquharson sous-fonds

These records include Ray Farquharson's birth certificate, exams, honours, awards and ephemera. It also includes itineraries from professional trips and correspondence, primarily from Dr. and Mrs. Farquharson to Dr. Helen (Nell) Farquharson. Following his death, letters of condolence, information about the memorial lecture series and other posthumous honours have been collected.

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