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Collected material

Sub- series consists of six sub-sub-series of material purchased and collected by Watson for the purpose of her academic research, creative writing, personal interest and professional responsibilities as a professor, thesis supervisor and member of literary community.

Sub-sub series include:

  1. Bibliographic and archival finding guides
  2. Memorabilia and photographs regarding Wyndham Lewis
  3. Felix Giovanelli correspondence collection
  4. Jessica Dismorr correspondence collection
  5. Watson Library
  6. Photocopied and duplicated articles, typescripts, photographs and newspaper clippings

College and Universities Retiree Association of Canada (CURAC)

Sub-series consists of material documenting Prof. Russell’s involvement with the College and Universities Retiree Association of Canada (CURAC). His activity with the organization began at its founding as he participated in initial 2002 meeting of the CURAC Steering Committee and helped draft the organization’s Constitution. Prof. Russell would later become its Founding President (beginning in 2003 for a 2-year term) and continued serving on various committees throughout the decade.

Material documents executive and committee activities predominantly covering the period between 2003 and 2008. Files include Board of Director minutes, documentation of incorporation, planning for annual conferences and general meetings, membership surveys and the activities of various committees, publicity material and correspondence.

Collegium Archaeometricum

Subseries consists of records relating to The Collegium Archaeometricum, an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum engaged in teaching and research in archaeometry. Dr. Franklin served as the Director of the Collegium from 1980-1987. Records include correspondence and planning documents, seminar announcements, and meeting minutes.

Commission of Inquiry on Aluminum Wiring

Subseries consists of records relating to Dr. Franklin’s preparations for the hearings of Ontario’s Commission of Inquiry on Aluminum Wiring, at which she gave testimony. The 18-month Commission, chaired by John Tuzo Wilson, was responsible for determining whether aluminum wiring was safe for residential use. Records include background papers and publications, research notes, copies of government memos and orders-of-council, news clippings, and correspondence from John Tuzo Wilson, concerned citizens, researchers, and others investigating this issue. A later file also includes correspondence and background material relating to a 1981 court case regarding wiring.

Committees with Unknown Office of Origin

The subseries B.13 Committees with Unknown Office of Origin covers the years 1969 to 1993 and 1998 to 2003. Where possible, committee files have been placed with their office of origin. However, where the office is unknown, the committee files have been placed here in alphabetical order. If the originating office of a committee is discovered, the files will be moved from this subseries to their proper location, above. The files in this subseries include committee reports, minutes, agendas, and other documents.

Communications & Public Affairs

The subseries B.12 Communications & Public Affairs covers the years 1996 to 1992, 2002, and 2005. The department of Communications & Public Affairs, composed in part from prior departments such as Publications Office and the Community Relations Office, is responsible for the outward promotion of the university’s image to stakeholders, including prospective and current students, through various media channels. The department also publishes the Annual Review, the annual student recruitment Viewbook, and other publications; it is responsible for the website and social media outlets; and it directs marketing and advertising of the university. The files in this subseries include issues of many Scarborough College/UTSC publications, including the Bulletin, UTSC Live, To Be Taken Internally/Internally Yours, Spectrum, and Inside UTSC, as well as other documentation.

Constitutional Advisory Group

Prof. Cameron also chaired the Constitutional Advisory Group (CAG) in his capacity at the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs. One of its goals was to promote the Ontario Government's proposal for the inclusion of a social charter in the Constitution. Records from this group include correspondence and memos, proposals, agendas and minutes, and notes. These records were typically filed chronologically; this arrangement has been maintained.

Constitutional Working Group

The series begins with the records of the Constitutional Working Group (CWG), whose purpose was to "advise the Attorney General and support the Deputy Ministers' Committee in the work which it is undertaking in the post-Meech environment."

Contemporary photographs

Jones was an avid participant at many university activities and events especially those related specifically to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Photographs in this series reflect his role as Engineering Archivist as well as his interest in amateur photography. Contained in this series are photographs both taken by Jones and collected by him to document events such as convocations, memorials, award ceremonies, dinners, graduation balls, dignitary visits, dedications, building openings, retirements and open houses. There are also images that specifically document Jones attending many of the numerous events as well as other professional activities.

The most well documented events include: the Engineering Centenary celebrations in 1973; the mounting of the lintel from the Old S.P.S. building and the installation of Becca's H in front of the Galbraith building; the fire, rebuilding and reopening of the Sir Sandford Fleming building 1977-82; the excavation of the site of the old Observatory, 1979; the installation of John Black Aird as Chancellor of the University; the design, construction and installation of the Sundial, 1993.

Continuing Committee on the Constitutions

The series also contains significant documentation from the Continuing Committee on the Constitution (CCC), including reports, proposals, drafts, discussion papers, briefing notes, background documents, proposed clauses, responses from provincial governments, and agendas. Records include the opinions and reactions of many of the provinces with regards to proposed constitutional and senate reform. Records from the Multilateral Meetings on the Constitution (see next section) may also be filed in some of these folders.

Control and coronary patient case files

This series contains patient case files for male veterans in two groups: the study group of patients with evidence of coronary heart disease and the control group of ‘normal’ patients with no evidence of coronary heart disease. Patients ranged in age from 30 years to approximately 80 years of age and were studied over a period of 10 years. The original folders along with the contents have been retained since important information was noted on the front of the folders by the project team. Case files are in numerical order reflecting the two groups and subdivided by decade (or age of patient, i.e. 4th decade = 30 to 39 years of age, 5th decade = 40-49 years of age, etc.) Case files contain correspondence, autopsy reports, data and test results, vital personal information.

Coronary Primary Prevention Trial (CPPT) and other studies

Series consists of five files related to the Coronary Primary Prevention Trial (CPPT). The trial tested whether lowering plasma cholesterol would prevent fatal and non-fatal heart attacks. The clinical trial was conducted at the Toronto McMaster Lipid Research Centre as well as eleven other US centres. Series also includes a proposal for a second analysis for nutrient intake. Records include notes, summaries of results, speaking notes from a 1984 press conference, and commentary of published CPPT findings and data tape documentation.

Correspondence files of Principal Brown

Correspondents include: College faculty; Victoria and University of Toronto administrative staff; students; parents and ministers of students; alumni; staff of other academic institutions in Canada and the U.S.A.; United Church ministers and denominational officials; church members seeking advice or recommendations; magazine and journal editors; personal friends and family of Brown.

Subjects of the correspondence include: faculty hiring, promotion and salaries; student marks, appeals, discipline, financial support, and recommendations for graduate schools, scholarships, and jobs; searches for academic appointments; fundraising; requests for articles; requests for speaking and preaching; work on United Church boards and committees, especially relating to a report on "Christianizing the Social Order" and church publications. Many documents reflect Brown's personal philosophy of higher education.

Correspondence with constituents, 1926-1928

Sub-series consists of Patrick O'Neill's correspondence with constituents, supporters, and government ministers for the period from 1926 to 1928 in his role as MP for County Down as well as notes, official documents and newspaper articles regarding the affairs of his constituency.

Correspondence with constituents, 1935-1936

Sub-series consists of Patrick O'Neill's correspondence with constituents, supporters, and government ministers for the period from 1935 to 1936 in his role as MP for the Mourne division of County Down as well as notes, official documents and newspaper articles regarding the affairs of his constituency.

Course descriptions

This subseries consists of records relating to course descriptions of courses that Prof MacDowell taught at U of T, York, and McMaster. These records consist of syllabi, course descriptions, and reading lists.

Course files

This series documents the courses taught by Prof. Nelson in the Department of History. Documents include course outlines, seminar topics, essay topics, exam questions, lecture schedules and reading lists. Less common are statistics on course attendance, discussions on curriculum and course development.

The main courses that Prof. Nelson taught were:

Hist 1620 The First World War: Origins, Course, Consequence
Hist 344 International Relations
Hist 443Peacemakers and Peacemaking: The Quest for Peace 1814, 1919, 1945.

Course lectures, handouts, reading, and student notes

Sub-series consists of bound volumes of materials and loose documents created and used by Nouwen for his teaching positions various academic institutions in both North America and Europe. This includes reading notes, preparation notes, lecture notes, typed lecture summaries, course handouts and syllabi, many of which are heavily annotated by Nouwen. It also includes lectures, letters, notes, assignments and course evaluations produced by Nouwen's students and teaching assistants. In addition to the course-specific bound volumes, there are two bound volumes that are labelled as "miscellaneous class material" that relate to Nouwen's early career from 1959 to 1976. This sub-series has been divided into 22 sub-sub series based on the course titles and subjects which Nouwen taught between 1961 and 1994, except for one sub-sub series involving the two-volume set of collected class materials mentioned above.
The sub-sub series are:

  1. Developmental Psychology
  2. Psychology of Personality
  3. Abnormal Psychology
  4. Psychology of Religion
  5. Pastoral Care
  6. Christian Spirituality
  7. Ministry to the Elderly
  8. Hospitality
  9. Discipline and Discipleship
  10. Prison Ministry
  11. Collected Class Materials
  12. The Life and Works of Thomas Merton
  13. Ministry and Spirituality
  14. Ministry in Non-Religious Institutions
  15. The Ministry of Vincent Van Gogh
  16. Compassion
  17. Education and Community
  18. Hesychasm
  19. Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry
  20. Spiritual Direction / Spiritual Life and Spiritual Direction
  21. Introduction to the Spiritual Life
  22. Early Dutch course material

Courts and Trials

After I was appointed dean in early 1972, I started to organise an interdisciplinary series of lectures on courts and trials (file 2). This was designed to make a statement that we were not just a professional school but were part of the University. The series was widely advertised and was given every few weeks throughout the academic year 1972-73 (files 3-4). The contributors were from a wide array of disciplines--Reg Allen in philosophy, Don Dewees in economics, Tony Doob in psychology, Jim Giffen in sociology, Charles Hanly in psychoanalysis, Ken McNaught in history, Anatol Rapoport in mathematics, and Peter Russell and Don Smiley in political science (files 5-15). Northrop Frye backed out (file 8), but later contributed to the Crime in Literature series. The series was published by the U of T Press in 1975 (files 17-22) and the book was dedicated to Bora Laskin (file 11).

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