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John Herbert Milnes fonds

  • UTA 1584
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1951

Personal records of John Herbert Milnes, as a student in Arts at Trinity College (1934-1941) and in the University Extension program (1951), and as a member of No. 4 Company, University of Toronto Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps (1940-1946), consisting of certificates, notes, training manuals and other publications relating primarily to his military service.

Milnes, John Herbert

Manuscripts and publications

Series contains manuscripts and publications that McKay either wrote or kept in his files. Although the majority of pieces address scientific matters, the series also includes a Junior Prize Essay (“Fathers Versus Sons”) that McKay wrote while still in high school. A number of pieces, including the aforementioned “Fathers Versus Sons,” are to be found in journals or magazines, which have been included in the fonds both so as to preserve context and because many of them are no longer in print. It is worth noting that four of the articles in the series were coauthored, rather than sole-authored, by McKay. These are: “The Decay of Nitrogen Afterglow,”
“”The Decay of the Populations of Metastable Atoms and Ions from the Same D-C. Discharge in Neon,” “Effect of Previous History on Switching Rate in Ferrites,” and “The Hall Effect and Resistivity in Tellurium.” The series also includes McKay’s PhD dissertation, The Measurement of the Dialectric Constant of Electrolytes, and the high school physics textbook he co-authored with D.G. Ivey and which his sister, Marjorie, illustrated.

Publishing

This series contains mainly galleys of pasted text for what is presumed to be Kaleidoscopes: selected writings of H.S.M. Coxeter. It also includes approximately 150-200 geometrical drawings, some original, others printed, but presumably most drawn by Coxeter for his many publications. Finally one file contains a typescript entitled “Summary of the first six chapters of Coxeter’s Projective Geometry, 1964”.

Series also contains copies of Professor Coxeter's publications on mathematical problems that have been translated into other languages. This series does not contain any manuscripts to any of the 12 books Coxeter wrote. Series 2, Professional Correspondence, contains some correspondence with publishers regarding some of his books.

Lorraine C. Smith fonds

  • UTA 1787
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1959

Student course notes, exercises, laboratory reports, examinations, and other records relating to Dr. Smith's undergraduate and graduate courses as a student in physiology, biochemistry, physics, etc at the University of Toronto.

Smith, Lorraine C.

Stuart Grenville Hennessey fonds

  • UTA 1371
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1985

Personal records of Dr. Hennessey documenting his academic activities as professor in Dept. of Political Economy, especially with Extension and Professional Association education. Includes correspondence (1949-1985), lecture notes and course outlines (1933-1983); student assignments, student marks, essays and examinations (printed) (1924-1983); subject files; photographs.

Hennessey, Stuart Grenville

University of Toronto. Division of University Extension

Includes minutes of the Division (1907-1963) and Staff Committees (1955-1968); correspondence and subject files (1947-1973); printed material, notably lists of Extension Lectures (1914-1946), calendars and circulars; and two sound recordings of the Senate Committee on Extension (1971). Annual reports (1955-56, 1967-68)

Gordon Neil Patterson fonds

  • UTA 1646
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1991

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of Dr. Gordon Neil Patterson, founder and first Director of the Institute for Aeronautical Studies at the University of Toronto. Consists of three accessions of records:
-B1984-0021: Twenty-five bound volumes containing correspondence, minutes, memoranda, notes, reports, manuscripts, publications, lectures, addresses, graphs, diagrams, drawings and photoprints assembled by Professor Patterson for his book, Pathway to Excellence: UTIAS -- the first twenty-five years (1977); bound photocopied volume of the Book of Aeronauts (1945). (1935-1974; 9 boxes)
-B1993-0040: Manuscripts, publications, notes, and correspondence relating to the activities of Professor Patterson in his capacity as an aeronautical engineer in England, Australia and as Director of the Institute for Aeronautical Studies at the University of Toronto. (1934-1991; 5 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
-B1995-0012: Correspondence, certificates, contracts, addresses, drafts of articles and books (including audiotapes), and photoprints (1930-1990; 9 boxes, 3 oversized folders, 6 audio cassette tapes)

Patterson, Gordon Neil

Cody Family 1974 accession

Personal copies of books belonging to Dr. Henry John Cody:

  • Hardie, Martin and Warner Allen. "Our Italian Front", with the following material tipped in: a letter from Charles Hamilton Mitchell, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, who was associated with the authors in Italy with British military intelligence during World War I, with a black and white photoprint of himself.

  • Pepper, George Wharton. "Philadephia Lawyer: an autobiography", with scattered paragraphs marked for special attention and the following material tipped in: Convocation programme for the conferring by the U of T of the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) on Senator Pepper, and a press clipping reviewing a similar autobiography, "Confessions of an Un-common Attorney", by Reginald L. Hines.

Univerisity of Toronto. International Student Centre fonds

  • UTA 1893
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1970

This fonds contains 2 accessions from the Univerisity of Toronto's International Student Centre. See accession-level description for details.

Univerisity of Toronto. International Student Centre

University of Toronto. Centre of Criminology fonds

  • UTA 0014
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1980

This fonds contains 3 accessions of records from the Centre of Criminology. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Centre for Criminology

A. S. P. Woodhouse fonds

  • UTA 1970
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1966

Fonds consists of 6 accessions of records and published materials documenting A. S. P. Woodhouse's career as an English scholar and professor at the University of Toronto. Includes: correspondence, notes, notebooks, course materials, drafts and typescripts. See accession-level descriptions for further information.

Woodhouse, Arthur Sutherland Pigott

Education

Omond Solandt attended Mulvey School in Winnipeg from 1915 to November 1920, when his family moved to Toronto. He then attended Rosedale Junior Public School, transferring to Central Technical School in 1922. For his last year of high school he attended Jarvis Collegiate.

He enrolled at the University of Toronto in 1927, as an undergraduate at Victoria College. He graduated with a BA in 1931 with first class honours in biological and medical sciences. Omond

Atomic bomb

In September, 1945 the British Chiefs of Staff were invited by their American counterparts to send a mission to Japan to study the effects of the atomic bomb. Omond Solandt was loaned to the Scientific Advisor to the Army Council in the War Office to go as his representative. He went as a specialist in damage to military installations but, there being none of significance in Hiroshima or Nagasaki, spent most of his time studying the casualties from a medical perspective.

This series includes Dr. Solandt

Operational research

Dr. Solandt was one of the pioneers in operational research, a new sphere of scientific activity which arose from the particular wartime requirements for solutions to complex questions, some highly technical, and most involving the interaction between men and machines. By 1944 Solandt had become head of the British Army

Canadian National Railways

In the latter months of 1955, Omond Solandt began arranging his departure from the Defence Research Board to take up the position of Vice-President, Research and Development of Canadian National Railways, a position he held from 1 March, 1956 to 1 July, 1963.

This series contains correspondence, addresses, press clippings, reports, articles and photoprints (see Series 46) relating largely to the scientific research carried out by the Research and Development Department.

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.

Upon leaving Canadian National in 1963, Dr. Solandt became Vice-President, Research and Development for and a director of de Havilland and Hawker-Siddeley Canada Ltd., and Chairman of the Board of DCF Systems Ltd. At the time he left de Havilland in 1966 he was Vice-President, Research and Planning.

This series contains correspondence, diaries, memoranda, and reports relating to his activities with these companies and their parent company, the Hawker Siddeley Group of Great Britain.

Electric Reduction Company of Canada Ltd.

From de Havilland, Dr. Solandt moved on to the position of Vice-Chair of the Electric Reduction Company of Canada (later ERCO), a subsidiary of Allbright & Wilson Ltd. of England, which he held from 1965 until 31 December, 1970.

This series contains correspondence, press clippings, articles, minutes, memoranda, reports, and photoprints.

Wilderness Research Foundation

During the late 1980s the future of the Quetico-Superior Wilderness Research Center at Mukluk Bay, Minnesota was very much in question. The Wilderness Research Foundation, which sponsored it, was assessing its future at a time when its founder was withdrawing from active participation prior to his death in December, 1988. Dr. Solandt was initially a member of the Advisory Committee to the Board of the Foundation and later a member of the Board. He pressed for the continuation of wilderness research at Mukluk Bay and left the Board in 1991 only when he felt that this would be achieved.

The correspondence, minutes, memoranda and reports written by Dr. Solandt and others, along with articles and institutional reports, clearly document the relationship between the Foundation and the Center, the work done by the latter, the problems it faced, and the policies that were developed in an attempt to save it.

Canada/Newfoundland Royal Commission on the Ocean Ranger Marine Disaster

When the Ocean Ranger oil rig tipped over in the Atlantic on 15 April, 1982, it set in motion an inquiry which involved two royal commissions, one federal and the other provincial (Newfoundland) which, due to a public outcry, were forced to amalgamate. David Grenville, secretary of the Commission, drew on advice from Dr. Solandt for the second volume of the report, which addressed safety on the oil rigs. An important part of this exercise was the convening of a conference in St. John

Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical/International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

The Centro Internactional de Agricultura Tropical was founded by the Rockefeller Institute in 1967 in Cali, Columbia. In 1982 a massive fraud was discovered within the organization, with the result that the World Bank in 1984 retained Omond Solandt to conduct a management review of the Centre.

The files in this series provide a good picture of the conduct of the External Management Review and of its results. Included are the Review Team

West African Rice Development Association (WARDA)

The initial aim of WARDA was to have an entirely native West African organization that would apply the latest in rice technology to the problems peculiar to their area, but political interference meant that WARDA never functioned effectively. By the end of 1986, with CGIAR having resolved to continue its support of the organization, Omond Solandt was asked to coach those involved in it on how to operate within a CG style of centre. In 1987 he made three trips to Africa and, while there and in subsequent meetings, worked to ensure that an effective structure and Board were put in place. His official involvement with WARDA ended about August, 1987.

The correspondence, minutes, background papers, reports, photographs and publications provide detailed information about the problems WARDA faced and the problems Solandt and others encountered in resolving them.

Solandt Symposium

The Solandt Symposium on Organizing and Managing the Practical Application of Science to Problems in War and Peace was held in Kingston, Ontario from 8-10 May 1994. Its purpose was to honour and celebrate Dr. Solandt and his achievements relating to various aspects of science and technology and, in particular, operational research.

The files contain correspondence and notes regarding various aspects of organizing the conference, along with minutes of the organizing committee; budget and funding information; files on participants, session chairs and speakers; the programme; files relating to the publication and distribution of the proceedings, and a copy of the published proceedings, Perspectives in science and technology: the legacy of Omond Solandt.

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