- UTA 1597
- 1898-2000 (predominant 1945-1998)
These records document the life and career of social and military historian, Professor Desmond Morton. They relate primarily to his research and writings; his administrative and teaching duties at Erindale College, University of Toronto; his political activities in the New Democratic Party; and his work as a consultant to the government of Ontario on educational matters and to the federal government, primarily with regard to defence issues.
Included is correspondence, both personal and professional; administrative files from his years at Erindale College; course and lecture notes and other teaching materials; research notes, drafts of manuscripts and publications (with covering correspondence), and copies of his newspaper columns, and radio and moving image scripts. There are extensive files relating to other professional activities, to political activities generally and to election campaigns in particular. There also files on his work as a consultant, primarily with the Department of National Defence and, in particular, with regard to the Somalia affair. Related to these textual records are photographs, posters, audiotapes and videotapes.