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University of Toronto. Medical Society fonds

  • UTA 1896
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1996

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1995-0001: Records of the medical society including minute books from 1931 to 1948, as well as correspondence and reports. Also included are records of the medical society At Home Committee filed by its various sub-committees. Files contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes and some memorabilia. There is also one minute book dated 1923-30.

B1997-0002: Minutes 1942-1947 and 1972-1990; Daffydil Programs and Posters 1972-1996; Medical Open House Programs and Posters 1987-95; Constitution and revisions 1986-1989. Orientation handbooks have been transferred to the print room - see M009.006.

University of Toronto. Medical Society

Amir Hassanpour fonds

  • UTA 1372
  • Fonds
  • 1920 - 2017

Fonds consists of records documenting the professional and personal life of Prof. Hassanpour, Kurdish-Iranian Marxist scholar and Professor at UofT’s Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. Material reflects key areas of Prof. Hassanpour’s research, most significantly Kurdish history and culture; the history of political movements, grassroots organization, and class struggle in Iran, Iraq and Turkey; and communication theory and sociolinguistics. Material includes correspondence with colleagues and scholars internationally, documentation of research with particular focus on Prof. Hassanpour’s dissertation and his Peasant Movement Project, records relating to conference presentations, interviews, and teaching, as well as his publishing activity.

Prof. Hassanpour was deeply invested in the preservation of Kurdish oral, visual, and textual documentary heritage as a response to the historical state suppression of cultural-political struggle of Kurdish people. Reflected in records throughout the fonds is Prof. Hassanpour’s work in pursuing the establishment of Kurdish Studies as a discipline, his work editing journals related to Kurdistan, and his effort in exposing and circulating books on Kurdish Studies to libraries and research institutions internationally. Prof. Hassanpour also actively collected and preserved Kurdish texts, dailies, and visual materials. This material is included in Series 9 (Reference material) and through bibliographic and audio material held in other repositories at the University of Toronto Libraries (please see the related material note below).

Hassanpour, Amir

Larry Wayne Richards fonds

  • UTA 1699
  • Fonds
  • 1905 – 2019

Accessions include the personal records of Larry Wayne Richards, architect and educator, documenting his personal life with his partner, Frederic Urban, their education and Richards’ professional life, especially his teaching and administrative work at the Nova Scotia Technical College and as Dean of Architecture at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. Also documented is his involvement in multiple design projects, both as a working architect and as an advisor. Included is his work as a member of the Physical Planning and Design Committee at the University of Toronto (especially for Graduate House), the restoration of 230 College Street, his extended collaboration with Kin Yeung (Blanc de Chine, WORKshop), and his participation in municipal architectural and design projects. There are extensive files on his work for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, including the Venice Biennales of 1991 and 1996 and as an advisor to the Royal Ontario Museum’s ‘Renaissance ROM’ project (architect, Daniel Libeskind). There are also files of correspondence and related material on many architects, in particular, Frank Gehry.

Richards, Larry Wayne

John Colman collection

  • UTA 5006
  • Collection
  • 2011

Digital files about John Colman, Dean of Scarborough College (1968-1972) compiled by Eleanor Irwin, for his memorial held on 18 March 2011. Includes digitized newspaper clippings, memorial program, and tributes to Colman.

Albert Salisbury Abel fonds

  • UTA 1001
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1978

Consists of correspondence, minutes, course and lecture notes, examinations, law notes, court cases, reports, manuscripts, articles, and other material documenting the career of Albert Abel as a professor of law at the University of West Virginia and (from 1955) at University of Toronto, and as a specialist in constitutional law and and on environmental issues such as pollution. Representative of his activities are files on examinations (both universities) and, at the University of Toronto, the Law Journal and committees in the Faculty of Law, the Commission on University Government, several Senate committees, the Caput, and the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Institute of Business Administration. He was also active in other bodies such as the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, the Association of Canadian Law Teachers, and, in 1942, as a consultant to the Office of Price Administration in Washington, DC.

Abel, Albert Salisbury

Daniel W. Lang fonds

  • UTA 1465
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2018

Personal records of Dr. Daniel W. Lang, professor, Department of Theory and Policy Studies, OISE/UT, and senior policy advisor to the president of the University of Toronto. Records include files relating to his activities as a senior administrator and policy advisor to University presidents James Ham, David Strangway, George Connell, Robert Prichard, and David Naylor. Files document projects, plans, financing, campus development, technology development, etc. Also includes records documenting his academic responsibilities relating to teaching, research and publication, as well as external consulting activities to various academic institutions and government bodies in Ontario and across Canada, particularly the Council of Ontario Universities and the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

Lang, Daniel W.

University of Toronto Students' History Collective fonds

  • UTA 1897
  • Fonds
  • 2016-2019

Fonds consists of promotional materials, budgets, planning files, grant applications, and draft website content for the University of Toronto Students' History Collective (UTSHC), documenting the activities of this undergraduate-led club. Also included are raw and edited video files of an on-camera oral history interview of Margaret MacMillan and an HTML file of the group chat amongst members from Facebook Messenger.

University of Toronto Students' History Collective

University of Toronto. Department of Medicine fonds

  • UTA 0064
  • Fonds
  • 1886-2018; (predominant 1960-2018)

This fonds contains 1 accession of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Department of Medicine

Barry French fonds

  • UTA 1293
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1999

To varying degrees, records in this fonds document key components of Prof. French’s career both within UTIAS and as an outside consultant. His education in the newly developing field of aerospace science is documented in his course notes found in Series 10. These notes were kept specifically to document the early teaching of this subject since Prof. French took courses from Professors Ben Etkin and Irvine Glass whose papers are also held by the University Archives. General correspondence files in Series 1, talks and papers found in Series 2 and 3 as well as course lectures found in Series 7 document his broad role as a university professor including his publishing activities, his relationship with other professionals and his role as an academic advisor and teacher. His role as an administrator both at the University and on the boards of professional associations are only marginally documented in two small series of records: University of Toronto, Series 6 and Professional Associations Series 8.

While Series 5 Research is by far the largest series in this fonds, it is mainly confined to the latter part of his career relating to research supporting SCIEX. Except for a few files, early research files are absent from this accession and researchers interested in research in the 1960s leading to Prof. French’s participation in the Viking project will have to make due with records found in Series 2 and 3 and possibly some correspondence in Series 1. The strength of this fonds is how well it documents the research at SCIEX, one of Canada’s most successful companies to evolve from a university research facility. Most records in Series 5, as well administrative files in Series 6 SCIEX, give a good picture of SCIEX’s evolution including the research undertaken, the funding sources available at the time, the business strategies that let to its success and specifically the instrumental role Prof. French played in this commercial enterprise. These records will be of interest to anyone researching the commercialization and marketing of technology in the Canadian setting. SCIEX is also a successful example of cooperation between industry and a university with the support of government agencies.

French, Barry

Calvin Gotlieb fonds

  • UTA 1318
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2001

Fonds consists of 4 accessions:

B1979-1029: Transcripts of two interviews, June 29 and July 29, 1971 with Professor C.C. Gotlieb, conducted by Henry S. Tropp. This was part of an early history project relating to computers undertaken on behalf of the Smithsonian Institute. These transcripts are of the edited version. (1 file, 1971)

B1998-0069: Consists of correspondence, lecture notes, minutes, reports, conference and editorial files, as well as subject files relating Professor Gotlieb's involvement in FERUT, UTEC, Computation Centre, Department of Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science, Library automation, University, national and international committees and organizations, early computer courses, and computer journals. (23 boxes, 1947-1987)

B1994-0022: Correspondence, surveys, drafts of reports, reports, minutes, notices and addresses relating, in particular, to computer committees at the University of Toronto focussing on large-scale computation; to Professor Gotlieb's activities as colloquium coordinator in the Department of Computer Science (ca.1984-1994); and to the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology. (2 boxes, ca. 1984-1994)

B2002-0003: Records in this accession document various aspects of Prof. Gotlieb’s career as a leading computer scientist. Most notably early correspondence, association files, publication files and research files document Gotlieb’s early work and contributions. These along with records relating to his role as a teacher shed light on the early development of computer technology in Canada, the emergence of computer scientists as a profession and their subject expertise as a discipline of academic study. This accession also contains records relating to Gotlieb’s wider social advocacy demonstrated in his involvement in Science for Peace and several Jewish groups. Finally, this accession has several photographs of early computer installations at the University depicting technology that was unique to the world at that time. Included are images of the experimental computer UTEC as well at the FERUT (Ferranti Electronic computer) - the first electronic computer to be purchased anywhere (1952). (23 boxes, 1942-2001)

Gotlieb, C. C.

Macpherson Family fonds

  • UTA 1513
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1992

Correspondence, diaries, greeting cards, photographs, lists of contents of library, obituaries, letters of condolence, and other material documenting the lives of Crawford Brough (C.B.) and Kathleen (Kay) Macpherson and the professional activities of C.B. Macpherson as professor of political science at the University of Toronto. B2019-0044 includes correspondence (1943-1954) documenting their courtship and the early years of their marriage.

Macpherson, C. B.

Roxana Ng fonds

  • UTA 1607
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2013

Fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, course material, research records, and conference and publication files documenting the life and career of Prof. Roxana Ng, professor at OISE and community activist. Fonds also includes administrative material from OISE, in particular from AECP (Adult Education and Counselling Psychology) Department, the AECD (Adult Education and Community Development Program), CIARS (Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies), and the CWSE (Centre for Women’s Studies in Education).

Fonds also includes records relating to Prof. Ng’s involvement in various community groups, NGOs and grassroots organizations, including the Apparel Textile Action Committee (ATAC), CERIS (The Ontario Metropolis Centre), the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW), The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), INTERCEDE (International center to End Domestic Exploitation), Inter Pares, The Jade Garden Adjustment Committee, the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada (NOICMWC), UNITE (the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees), Women Working with Immigrant Women (WWIW), and the Homeworkers Association (HWA)

Ng, Roxana

Gary Yee fonds

  • UTA 1980
  • Fonds
  • 1978 - 1981

Material includes issues of the PECU (Political Economy Course Union) Review, pamphlets for multiple SAC leadership slates, correspondence between SAC’s Anti-Racism Committee and the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and a statement from the University of Toronto Status of Women Committee on offensive content of the Toike Oike.

Yee, Gary

Lorna Marsden fonds

  • UTA 1521
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1992

Records of Prof. Lorna Marsden documenting her career as sociologist, feminist, administrator and teacher in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto.

Marsden, Lorna

McInnes Family fonds

  • UTA 1548
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1919

Accession B1974-0052: Records of Walter John McGill McInnes: admission to lectures cards for courses at the Toronto School of Medicine and University College, 1861-1862; petition to the University of Toronto Senate re the candidacy for matriculation and letter of permission granting same, 1862; British citizenship and residency of the Province of Canada certificate, 1864; notebook, principally on medical remedies (earliest recorded date is 1871, latest is 1910); obituary, 1919.

Accession B2019-0043: Norman Walter McInnes' admission to lectures cards and receipts for courses in medicine at University of Toronto in medicine, 1893-1897.

McInnes Family

University of Toronto Poster Collection

  • UTA 5004
  • Collection
  • 1955-1972, 2019

Collection consists of various posters for lectures, meetings, performances, elections, and other events on campus. Posters vary in type and style. Posters may be professionally printed, screen-printed, handwritten, or printed from a computer.

University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services

Cody Family fonds

  • UTA 1163
  • Fonds
  • [ca, 1851-]-1977

Personal records of Dr. Henry J. Cody, former President of the University (1932-1944), members of the Cody family including his son Maurice, and his second wife, Barbara Blackstock Cody. Consists of 12 accessions of records.

Henry John Cody records document his activities with external organizations including his role on the Royal on University Finances. Also includes sermons, clippings, photographs, pamphlets, programmes, diplomas, certificates for honors, etc. Other records document Barbara Blackstock Cody and her activities mainly relating to architectural conservancy and the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship (1977). Photographs document Henry John Cody's activities at the University of Toronto and other organizations.

Cody, Henry John

Fraser Family fonds

  • UTA 1289
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1992

Records of the Fraser family, principally William Henry Fraser, Professor of Italian and Spanish, and his wife, Helene and two of their children, Donald Thomas and Frieda Helen, both professors in the School of Hygiene. Fonds also contains the records of Frieda Fraser's lifetime companion, Edith (Bud) Bickerton Williams, a veterinarian, including extensive correspondence between Frieda and Bud that documents their personal lives as a same-sex couple, as well as their professional lives as women in medicine in the early 20th century. The correspondence has been noted for its significance both in terms of both Canadian lesbian history and the history of medicine. [1]
Also included are course and laboratory notes, lecture notes, research files and notebooks, addresses, drafts of articles, prize books, photographs and slides, sketches and watercolours, the Zahn Family Chronicle and other family history items.

[1] Perdue, Katherine, “Passion and Profession, Doctors in Skirts: The Letters of Doctors Frieda Fraser and Edith Bickerton Williams,” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 2005 22:2, 271-280, https://doi.org/10.3138/cbmh.22.2.271

Fraser, William Henry

Sir Daniel Wilson Family Photographic Collection

  • UTA 1965
  • Collection
  • [1855?]-1930

This collection consists of 430 stereographs. They were assembled primarily by Sir Daniel Wilson and likely his daughter Sybil after his death. They document his interests in photography, especially of antiquarian Scotland and ethnology, and include many images of places he visited in Canada and the United States such as the White Mountains in New Hampshire where, on holidays, he painted many watercolours. Also included here are images of Toronto, the University of Toronto, the Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory, and two of the American Civil War.

Note on Sir Daniel Wilson

Sir Daniel Wilson was an accomplished amateur artist and much interested in the new medium of photography. He collected photographs, primarily in the stereographic medium, wherever he travelled and asked his friends to send images to him. He travelled widely following his arrival in Canada in 1853. In his first decade “he went as far south as Virginia and Kentucky, as far east as Prout’s Neck, Maine, as far west as the St. Louis River, and as far north as Lake Nipigon” [1]. He travelled many times along the St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay in that decade and later, made two trips to the upper Great Lakes (1855 and 1866), was introduced to the Green Mountains in New Hampshire and the Adirondacks and historic sites in New York, and in 1862 visited Washington and Civil War battle sites in Virginia. In 1863 he returned to Britain and Europe for the first time (he would go to again in 1878, 1880, 1885 and 1891). In the 1870s, his travels to him along the Muskoka and Severn Rivers (1870), and to Native sites in Kentucky and Ohio (1874).

After Wilson became President of University College in 1880, he sought escape from the heat of Toronto summers in New Hampshire and the eastern seaboard of the United States. In August of 1881 he first visited the White Mountains in New Hampshire where he was inspired to take up painting again, and to which he returned in 1882, 1883, 1886, and from 1887 to 1890. There, with his wife Margaret until her death in 1885, and his daughter Sybil, he sought out sites “with indelibly North American names, in which he clearly revelled” – Black Mountain, Cascade Brook, Mount Osceola, Mount Tecumseth, the Mad River, and Scar Ridge [2]. In 1883 he vacationed along the Atlantic coast of Maine and in 1884 he went to the Adirondacks around Lake Placid.

NOTES

  1. Marinell Ash and colleagues, Thinking with both hands: Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New, ed. Elizabeth Hulse (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999), 246.

  2. Ibid, 252, 271

Wilson, Daniel, Sir

Horwood and White Collection

  • UTA 1389
  • Collection
  • 1842-1942

Fonds consists of plans of buildings and properties pertaining to the University of Toronto, including original drawings by Thomas Young of proposed University College buildings described as the Centre Building, East Wing and West Wing (ca 1842-1857); original drawings by Cumberland and Storm of University College (ca 1856-1857); original drawings by David B. Dick, Architect of Moss Hall (ca. 1887), Biological Building (ca 1887) Museum (1889), Students Union Gymnasium (1892), restoration of University College and New Library Building (ca 1890-1892), Chemical Laboratory (1893-1894), Old Wycliffe College Building (n.d.), and other working drawings. Many drawings annotated with date 1922 by J.C. B. Horwood.

Horwood and White

Gerald M. Craig fonds

  • UTA 1184
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1988

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1984-0003: Book reviews, articles for newspapers, notes, correspondence, obituaries and other items found interleaved in books from the library of Gerald Marquis Craig, professor of history. Most of these reflect Professor Craig's interest in American political and social issues (1 box, 1944-1982).

B1989-0003: Files assembled for the writing of the first (1827-1906) of a two-volumed history of the University of Toronto (project abandoned) (2 boxes, 1823-1988)

Craig, Gerald M.

Clara Cynthia Benson fonds

  • UTA 1052
  • Fonds
  • [186-] - 1964

These personal records consist mainly of records documenting Clara Benson’s non-professional activities such as work with the Women’s Athletic Association of the University of Toronto, the YWCA and her relationship with family members and friends. The personal correspondence in Series 2 provides the most detailed information about her relationship with family, friends and activities. Letters from her parents and siblings provide an insight into her activities and progress at the University of Toronto during her undergraduate years. A few letters, however, will be found from colleagues at the university such as Prof. A.B. Macallum, Prof. Annie Laird and others.

Unfortunately documentation relating to her academic activities is limited to some correspondence and notes found in Series 5 relating to her efforts from 1920s onwards to have the Women’s Athletic Building built. Her early education in Port Hope is documented in the school books, essays and other records in Series 4. Series 4 also contains her framed diplomas for B.A. and Ph.D. No manuscripts of her publications, including her Ph D. thesis appear to have survived. The lecture notes in Series 7 do provide some indication of the content of her courses in food chemistry, and were probably used repeatedly, year after year.

Dr. Benson also recorded her travel and sightseeing activities both abroad and in Canada on film. Series 10 contains 50 rolls of 16mm film documenting her trips to Egypt (1926), England (1937 and late 1940’s and early 1950’s), South America (1939) and the United States (1939, 1948). Some of her leisure time, both while at the University of Toronto and after her retirement, was spent filming events and scenery in Toronto in general, and the University in particular, as well as her family at home in Port Hope.

Benson, Clara Cynthia

Clarence B. Farrar fonds

  • UTA 1260
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1990, predominant 1890-1970

Fonds consists of the personal and professional papers of Dr. Clarence B. Farrar. These records broadly document all aspects of Dr. Farrar’s long life - from his childhood in Cattaragus, New York during the 1870s to his active retirement in Toronto during the 1960s. Most of the records concern Dr. Farrar’s professional activities at Sheppard Enoch Pratt Hospital, New Jersey State Asylum, the Department of Soldier’s Civil Re-establishment, the Homewood Sanatorium, Toronto Psychiatric Hospital and the U. of T. Department of Psychiatry. Types of professional records include: administrative correspondence; research notes; lecture notes; patient files; brain slides; and photographs. Further, this fonds also contains Dr. Farrar’s correspondence with the greatest doctors and psychiatrists of his time - William Osler, Franz Nissl, Emil Kraepelin, C.K. Clark, and Edward N. Brush. This fonds also includes Dr. Farrar’s personal records such as photographs of and correspondence with family members and colleagues.

However, in addition, to documenting Dr. Farrar’s life, these records are also significant because they shed light on the history of Canadian psychiatry. Little is known about psychiatric teaching and clinical practice in the first half of the twentieth century. Dr. Farrar’s records therefore provide a much needed commentary on this period. Indeed, Dr. Edward Shorter, the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at the University of Toronto, writes: “Through Farrar’s long career in North American run some of the fundamental themes of psychiatry and the history of psychiatry … He participated intimately in these events and left us a full record” [1].

NOTES

  1. Edward Shorter, “The Recent Revolution in the History of Psychiatry” in TPH History and Memories of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital, 1925-1966, Edward Shorter ed., (Toronto: Wall and Emerson, 1996), p. 14 and 59.

Farrar, Clarence B.

Gary Pieters fonds

  • UTA 1662
  • Fonds
  • 1989-1996

Records document Mr. Pieters' activities as a student and alumnus of New College at the University of Toronto. Pieters was an active participant in the development of Caribbean students' activities, including the West Indian Students' Association. As a student teacher at the Faculty of Education, he was active in the Future Teachers Club and other initiatives that worked to encourage post-secondary studies in teaching to African Canadian students. Material includes correspondence, brochures, flyers, clippings, photographs, reports, and notes.

Pieters, Gary

Frederick William Baker fonds

  • UTA 1030
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1997

This fonds consists of one accession documenting Dr. Fred Baker’s association with the University of Toronto mainly during his period as Director of the Sioux Lookout Program (SLP). The accession is arranged into seven series. Series 1 summarizes his career in curriculum vitae, and his appointment to the University and the Sioux Lookout Program. Series 2 to Series 4 contain Dr. Baker’s personal files relating to his role as director of SLP and includes some lectures and workshop files, as well as correspondence relating to native health care. Series 5 documents primarily his committee activities with the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Council of Faculties of Medicine of Ontario. Series 6 contains Dr. Baker’s copies of two reports relating to native health.

Series 7 contains computer files of both personal files and official administrative files.

Baker, Frederick William

Anatol Rapoport fonds

  • UTA 1685
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2004

Personal records of Anatol Rapoport, multi-lingual musician, mathematician, and psychologist, a pioneer and lead-figure of the systems sciences, studies in conflict and co-operation, and peace research, author of approximately 500 publications, and professor emeritus of psychology and mathematics at the University of Toronto. The files consist of correspondence, manuscripts, reports, minutes of meetings, university teaching and administrative files, and photographs that document his life and career, principally at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, the University of Toronto and the Institut für höhere Studien in Vienna.

Rapoport, Anatol

John Arthur Sawyer fonds

  • UTA 1748
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2012, predominant 1952-1996

Fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, lecture notes, drafts of articles and addresses, documenting the career of John Sawyer at Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, and the University of Toronto, at the last especially as chair of the Commerce Programmes, with the Faculty of Management Studies, and as Director of the Institute of Policy Analysis. Also includes a revised (2012) copy of Professor Sawyer's memoirs.

Also included are 4 word-processing files:
-MEMTWO.DOC - Memoirs of a Statistical Economist's Random Walk through Academic Life (Revised edition March 15, 2012)
-RSMHIS31.DOC - The Rotman School: An Historical Perspective 1901-1998
-BOOKCH4.DOC - From Commerce to Management: The Evolution of Business Education at the University of Toronto
-CV.DOC - Curriculum vitae

Sawyer, John A.

Stephen Clarkson fonds

  • UTA 1148
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2018, predominant 1959-2015

Personal records of Professor Stephen Clarkson, documenting his career as a political scientist, writer, teacher, and his early political career in municipal politics and with the Liberal Party of Canada and Ontario. Records in this fonds document the entirety of Clarkson's life and career. Records include biographical information (CV's, activity reports, honours), personal and professional correspondence, and files related to his early education and the writing of his Ph.D. thesis.

Series 3 to 13 consist of records documenting Clarkson's several books and his extensive research and writings over the course of his career. Joint projects and research with Christina McCall including original records by her can be found in some these series as well, specifically the research and writing of Trudeau and Our Times (Series 2) and research on Canadian Federal politics (Series 13).

Series 14 to 18, document Clarkson's teaching activities and his career within the University of Toronto's Department of Political Science.

Series 19 to 22 document his political roles within the Liberal party, his run for Toronto Mayor in 1969 and as well as his social activism.

This fonds also includes Liberal Party of Canada policy documents (1966-1976) belonging to Allen Linden that were given to Clarkson either because he took over as chair of the policy committee or collected as a primary resource for his research on the Liberal Party.

Accession B2019-0003 was an accrual acquired from his spouse Nora Clarkson following his death, and consists of files from his home office and laptop computer.

Clarkson, Stephen

George S.N. Luckyj fonds

  • UTA 1493
  • Fonds
  • 1869-2001, predominant 1900-2001

Consists of records documenting the life and career of George S. N. Luckyj as a professor in and chair of the Department of Slavic Studies at the University of Toronto and as a scholar of Ukrainian literature.

See accession-level descriptions for further details.

Luckyj, George S.N.

Grace Workman Scott fonds

  • UTA 1755
  • Fonds
  • [193-] -1980

Records in this accession document Scott's research and publishing activities on hibernation mainly in the 1970s and after Dr. Fisher's death in 1970. Although these records were created by Scott, they represent a continuation of records found in the Fisher Personal Records (Accessions B84-0032, B86-0012 and B86-0035) in so much as they document the results of research undertaken while Dr. Fisher was still alive.

There is also some documentation on Scott's early research mainly relating to her Ph.D. work on frogs' and tadpoles' behaviour with respect to temperature.

Finally there are a few files on the Hibernation Information Exchange, a research group set up largely by Dr. Fisher.

Scott, Grace Workman

Kenneth Clarke Fisher fonds

  • UTA 1271
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1971

Laboratory notebooks and microscope slides relating to the activity, consumption, respiration, and vaginal smears of lemming, in particular, and other experiments by students or research assistants of Professor Fisher; presidential address and articles by Fisher.

1 box includes microscope specimen slides relating to Dr. Fisher's research on lemmings.

Fisher, Kenneth Clarke

Dale Family fonds

  • UTA 1193
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1986

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1975-0013 (2 boxes, 1850-1921): Journal and notes by William Dale relating to his stay in Quebec and science subjects, such as, biology, geology, and math. Included are Dale's correspondence protesting against university hiring and pay. Also, contains press clippings and incoming correspondence to William Dale's daughter, Frances Dale, who researched on her father's past as a student and his role in the student protest of 1895.

B2002-0017 (12 boxes, 1868-1986) : This accession documents the life and times of William Dale, professor of classics and Roman history, his wife and his children, primarily Margaret and Frances Dale. This family’s papers consist of three sous-fonds: the papers of Prof. William Dale, the papers of his wife, Frederika (Frieda) Ryckman Dale, and the papers of their daughter, Fredericka Frances Dale. The records in this accession provide an important historical resource on academic life at the University of Toronto as seen through the eyes of a controversial faculty member in the 19th century, and by two students in the early 20th century.

The William Dale sous-fonds documents through diaries, essays, speeches, teaching and lecture notes the academic achievements and contributions of this 19th century former professor of classics and Roman history at the University of Toronto and two other universities. William Dale’s contribution to the development of the curriculum of study in Classics has been described by Robert Wilhelm: “Together, Maurice Hutton and William Dale were responsible for transforming the miscellaneous Classical Curriculum of University College into a course of study that exhibited greater rigor and careful selection of the readings. Dale appeared to have been the guiding force and influence behind the changes in the classics curriculum; his journals showed him working out the details of the courses and the readings and making comparisons between the curriculum at Toronto and the course of study at Oxford.”

His diaries record not only his daily academic and personal activities, but also his impressions, observations and opinions on local and national events, religion, politics, books, and education. They are fairly complete from his student days prior to entering the University of Toronto, through his undergraduate and graduate years (1873), his first teaching experiences, particular at the English High School in Quebec City to 8 of his 11 years as Lecturer and Associate Professor in the Department of Classics (1884-1892). They are especially rich in documenting the operation of the University in general and the Dept. of Classics in particular. Dale wrote essays, lectures and speeches that went largely unpublished. Many of these manuscripts are contained in this sous-fonds, often heavily annotated by his daughter Frances as she organized his papers.

Complementing the William Dale sous-fonds are the papers of his wife, the former Frederika (Frieda) Ryckman whom he met while teaching at Queen’s University following his dismissal from the University of Toronto in 1895. This sous-fonds consists almost entirely of correspondence from William both before and after their marriage in 1901, and from her children and other family members following his death in 1921. The courtship letters from William Dale document not only his love and their relationship, but also his academic and farming activities. Following their marriage, the correspondence describes his activities while on trips to Toronto to teach at McMaster, the local activities in St. Marys and the surrounding farming community when he attended to their farm. The letters are also filled with his discussions of their relationship, family members and the birth of their children. Following Dale’s death in 1921, the correspondence is almost entirely from her two eldest daughters, Margaret and Frances. Records relating to the other children, William Douglas and Emmaline, are sparse, consisting mainly of a few letters from Margaret and Frances and press clippings on birth and marriage. The letters from Margaret and Frances are a rich resource of information on the day to day activities of two female university students living in Toronto in the 1920s. The daughters kept their mother regularly informed on social activities, the weather, lectures and impressions of professors, and their friends. Following this series of correspondence are files of personal documents relating more generally to the Dale and Ryckman families. Included are Mrs. Dale’s diary of her trip with her daughter Frances to Europe in 1934, her marriage certificate, educational diplomas and a file of correspondence between the Dale children during the 1920’s.

The final sous-fonds consists of the papers of Frances Dale. The first three series of diaries, correspondence and University of Toronto materials complement the sous-fonds of her parents. The diaries especially complement the correspondence in sous-fonds 2 since they provide the day to day record of her experience at the University of Toronto, her early career as a high school teacher and her enduring interest in physical education for women. The trip diaries of 1934 and 1936 are filled with her impressions of shipboard travel, the places and people she saw and met and provide a glimpse of life in pre war Europe. Unfortunately there is no diary of her trip of 1939 to Europe immediate prior to World War II. The bulk of the correspondence concerns her research on her father William Dale begun in the 1950’s and which continued into the late 1980’s. This research prompted her to undertake the typing of transcripts of her father’s unpublished essays and these will be found in Series 4. During the 1970’s several academics contacted her regarding her father’s life, especially the event of his dismissal in 1895. Series 5 contains the draft manuscript of the play by James Reaney entitled “The Dismissal” which was undertaken during the University of Toronto’s sesquicentennial celebrations. Robert Wilhelm, a former student of Frances Dale, used the Dale papers to write a number of papers on Prof. Dale, one of which was published?… Manuscripts of these works are also found in this sous-fond.

Frances Dale was also an avid amateur photographer documenting her European trips, family and friends. Individual prints and negatives, as well as a scrapbook provide a unique insight into travelling during the 1930’s. She also collected pictures of her university days, and members of her family as she conducted her research.

Dale, William

Ron Baecker fonds

  • UTA 2003
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2008

Records in this fonds consist mainly of film and video documenting many of the projects developed within the DPG by Prof. Ron Baecker as well as with colleagues and graduate students. Included are film reels collected and exhibited for the 20th anniversary and incorporated into the video Dynamic Image. These document very early projects such as Baecker’s Genesys: Computer Animation System (MIT, 1969), Leslie Mezei’s Art of Computers (1971), George Olshevski‘s Regular 4D Polytopes (ca. 1971). A poster from this event is also included. Videos demonstrate many of the technologically advance graphic works done by the DPG lab under Baecker’s directorship including, to list a few, CaveCat, Telepresence Ontario, MAD (Movie Authoring Design) and Apple Design Competition 1993 (Globall).

There is also one box of textual records documenting to limited degree other areas of Baecker’s career including TAGlab, Knowledge Media Design Institute and NECTAR – network for Effective Collaboration Technologies through Advanced Research. There is also a series of portraits done of Baecker in 1987 as well as an album documenting the work of the Telepresence Ontario Project.

Baecker, Ron

Martin Lawrence Friedland fonds

  • UTA 1294
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2020

Fonds consists of six accessions of records documenting the life of Martin L. Friedland, as a student, professor of law and administrator at the University of Toronto; as an expert on legal matters and a contributor to the formation of public policy at the provincial and federal levels; and as an author of several books and numerous articles, in particular the researching and writing of his book University of Toronto: A History (University of Toronto Press, 2002 & 2013).

See accession-level descriptions for further details.

Friedland, Martin Lawrence

William Beverley Scott fonds

  • UTA 1756
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1856-2014 [predominant 1923-2014]

Accession B1991--0020 contains correspondence, articles, minutes and addresses documenting the activities of the Ectology Committee of the Department of Zoology and the Passamaquoddy Salmon Associates. Correspondence is among Scott, A.G. Huntsman and Harold H. Harvey.

Accession B2016-0001 contains the personal records of W. Beverley Scott, Professor Emeritus of Zoology at the University of Toronto, former Curator of Fishes at the Royal Ontario Museum, and former Director of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The records include correspondence, certificates, diaries, travel files, journals and field notes, research files, manuscripts and publications, and drafts of addresses, with associated photographs, slides, x-rays, notes, other related material, and a number of packets of fish scales.

This accession contains approximately 400 photoprints and 200 negatives and strip negatives, along with 41 slides, 48 x-rays, a few postcards, and a number of drawings.

Scott, William Beverley

J.K. Chambers fonds

  • UTA 1139
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2019

The fonds is arranged and described in ten series documenting Jack Chambers’ 50 year career as professor of linguistics, primarily at the University of Toronto, and his external activities as a forensic linguist, consultant and his passion for jazz. Series 1 contains personal records relating to his appointment, salary, and annual activity reports as a member of the faculty of the University of Toronto’s Centre (and later Department) of Linguistic Studies and also includes some personal correspondence. Series 2 relates to his administrative activities in the Department and the University. Correspondence is included in Series 3 and 4. Series 3 contains letters of reference and evaluation for students and colleagues. Series 4 contains more general correspondence with colleagues within and outside the University in the field of linguistics, with some correspondence predating his arrival at the University of Toronto. Series 5, Jazz, contains files of correspondence, manuscripts, research, reviews, evaluations and other records documenting his special interest in this subject. Series 6 documents his teaching activities and contains course files, examination questions and tests as well as student evaluations for some of the courses he has taught and correspondence with former students. Series 7, Consulting, contains files relating to his activities as a forensic linguistic and consultant in criminal and civil court cases, as well as written testimony for Trademark cases. Records relating to his publication activities will be found in Series 8 and 9. The majority of the files of articles (published and unpublished) relate to academic writings in the field of linguistics. Series 9, Books, contain manuscripts and correspondence documenting his books on two jazz musicians (Miles Davis and Richard Twardzik), and one unpublished novel. There are no manuscripts for his books written or co-written on the field of linguistics. The final series, Series 10, documents a 10 year research project on Dialect Topography on various Canadian regions.

Chambers, John Kenneth (Jack)

Lindsay Family Fonds

  • UTA 2002
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1906-1976

Included in this small fonds is biographical data, citations, passports, clippings and other memorabilia. Also included are two notebooks compiled by Alice Lindsay. These are interleaved with correspondence and notes on the Chinese way of life. One note book is mainly Chinese sayings.

This accession also includes a two part photo album/scrapbook of the Lindsay’s trip through South East Asia and Europe to Canada in 1927. There are also photographs documenting their family, friends and colleagues.

Finally this accession includes an embroidered and weaved Chinese wall hanging as well as two sets of dinner place card holders showing Chinese life scenes. One set is made of Chinese paper cut work and a second set are pop up cards.

Lindsay, Ashley

David Wolfe and Meric Gertler fonds

  • UTA 2007
  • Fonds
  • 1993-2021, predominantly 1998-2012

Fonds consists of records documenting Wolfe and Gertler’s research collaborations through several initiatives including POIS (Project on Ontario’s Innovation System), PROGRIS (Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation Systems), the ISRN (Innovation Systems Research Network), and ONRIS (Ontario Network on the Regional Innovation System). There is also documentation of the ISRN’s receipt of two SSHRC MCRI (Major Collaborative Research Initiatives) grants. The ISRN was a network of researchers examining innovation in various cities and regions across Canada. The ISRN was launched in 1998 and received MCRI grants in 2001 and 2006. ONRIS was one of the five subnetworks of the ISRN, was hosted by PROGRIS at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and served as the ISRN’s National Secretariat.

Records include conference and meeting files, research papers, grant applications, reports, and budgets. Digital files further document these research initiatives and the administration of the grants. Included are website backups from 2002, 2005 and 2007, and web archive from 2021.

Wolfe, David A.

Innis Family fonds

  • UTA 1412
  • Fonds
  • 1874-2019

Includes records of the following sous-fonds: Innis Family, Harold A. Innis, Mary Quayle Innis, and Donald Innis. Innis Family sous-fonds includes manuscripts for publications released after H. A. Innis's death including "Empire and communications", "The idea file of Harold A. Innis" and others, paintings, photographs, memorabilia. Harold A. Innis sous-fonds includes manuscripts, speeches, addresses, education and teaching materials, correspondence, personal files, photographs, slides and artifacts. Mary Quayle Innis sous-fonds includes subject files, personal files and memorabilia, personal diaries. Donald Innis sous-fonds includes subject files, and correspondence. Mary Innis Cates sous-fonds includes press articles and subject files relating to the life, work and legacy of Harold Innis, as well as records relating to the academic career of her brother Donald Quayle Innis.

Innis, Harold Adams

Madawaska Club fonds

  • UTA 1514
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1983

This fonds consists of records documenting the founding, early activities, and 75th Anniversary of the Madawaska Club of Go Home Bay, Ontario. The records were acquired by the University of Toronto Archives over six accessions between 1974 and 1983.

B1974-0015: Consists of annual meetings and reports, charter and bylaws, shares and finances, land and titles records, transportation and maintenance, committee records; historical notes and club history, 1948. Photoprints and negatives of club activities at Go Home Bay; negatives showing maps of Go Home Bay and surrounding areas contained in albums. Photo albums were compiled and maintained by Professors C.A. Chant, G.R. Anderson and Grant Robertson.

B1975-0016: Consists of minutes books (1901 – 1953), register of shareholders, legal files re Madawaska Club vs Galbraith (1946 – 1948) and Joyce Rankin vs Madawaska Club (1964 – 1968), memorabilia, diaries, 75th anniversary celebrations, photographs.
B1976-0022: Consists of photographs documenting the recreational activities at Go Home Bay and Hope Island; dedication of the Soldiers' Tower; convocations and official visits of dignitaries such as Viscount Allenby (1926) and Lord Wellington (1926).

B1977-0030: Consists of minute books (1953 – 1976), and annual meetings of shareholders (1900 – 1962).

B1977-0034: Consists of sound recordings from the Madawaska Club and George Ross Lord.

B1983-0021: Consists of indexes (photocopies of cards) of general subjects and family names; subject files including minutes of directors and executive committees (1977 – 1983), annual meetings, reports, by-laws committee (dealing with John Galbraith case); article from "The Canadian Fish Culturist" with section on Go Home Bay (1946).

Madawaska Club

David Dunlap Observatory fonds

  • UTA 0023
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1996

This fonds contains 2 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

David Dunlap Observatory

Elspeth Steuart Clark fonds

  • UTA 1142
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2000

This accession comprises the entire fonds of personal letters of Mrs. Elspeth Clark to her mother, Mrs. Isabella Bertram Fripp, dating from embarkation by ship with her two children, Edwin and Shirley, in July 1940 until May, 1944, shortly before their return to England. The letters written on a weekly basis describe travel conditions aboard ship and overland to Toronto, and details regarding day to day life of herself and her children as guests of the CBOC in Toronto. Details of daily life include living conditions, children’s schooling (Edwin at U.T.S. and Shirley at Bishop Strachan) illnesses and other medical needs, summer camps, and Mrs. Clark’s work with the Red Cross, Hart House, and the War Guest Mothers’ Club, among others. In addition to the letters from Mrs. Clark are also the occasional enclosed letters of her children, Edwin and Shirley, to their grandmother. Additional notes by her son, E.F. clarify context of some information such as her memoir. Letter log books (1940-1949) provide dates, to whom sent and summary of contents of each letter. The log books also include lists, name and addresses and other notes relating to their stay in Toronto. Also included are photographs documenting Mrs. Clark, her children and other people relating to their stay in Canada.

Clark, Elspeth Steuart

Campus Community Cooperative Day Care Centre fonds

  • UTA 2008
  • Fonds
  • 1963-[20--?], predominant 1969-1977

Fonds contains records created and accumulated by one of the founding members of the CCCDCC, John Foster, and predominantly consists of materials documenting the formative years of the cooperative, with particular focus on the events of 1970 and 1972. The records reflect the sometimes adversarial relationship with university administration and the province during those years and demonstrate ongoing negotiation with those two groups. Included are records documenting CCCDCC’s goals and philosophy and the challenges of combining political ideals with the day-to-day operation of a child care facility. Also included are materials that situate the CCCDCC as part of a larger movement towards co-operative organization, early childhood education in Canada and the U.S. and other movements of the period. There are also records related to other Toronto groups providing child care such as The St. Andrew’s University Day Nursery.

Records include correspondence, committee documentation, financial records, research materials, newsletters, fact sheets, membership lists, educational materials, ephemera, publications and clippings of media coverage.

See series descriptions for additional information.

Campus Community Cooperative Day Care Centre

Joseph W. Shaw fonds

  • UTA 1762
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2010

Personal records of Joseph W. Shaw, documenting, in the form of correspondence, diaries, notes, manuscripts, photographs, slides, sketches, lecture notes and addresses, his life as an archaeologist, primarily with the Kommos excavations project in Crete, but also including other excavations. There are extensive lecture notes and supporting material from his teaching Activities in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Toronto, and on his writings.

Shaw, Joseph W.

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