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Ethelbert Lincoln Hill fonds

  • UTA 1378
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1957

Correspondence, notices, programmes, articles, press clippings and photographs documenting the activities of Ethelbert Lincoln Hill [BA 1888] as an undergraduate in Arts at University College, and Robert Russell Bensley [BA 1889, MB 1892]. With Hill, the emphasis is on his athletic achievements, his involvement in student elections, and with the conversazione, and his attendance at the Ontario Normal School in 1901-02. Included are offprints of articles (1896, 1897) by and a memoir of Bensley; a lithograph of University College, n.d.; photographs of graduating class in Arts (1887) and of University College Natural Science Association general committee (1886-1887); map of City of Toronto, 188-.

Hill, Ethelbert Lincoln

Frank Wayne Peers fonds

  • UTA 1673
  • Fonds
  • 1932-2016

Personal records of Frank Peers, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science. Records relate to his personal life, education and to his activities as a donor to and alumnus of the University of Toronto and University of Alberta. Included are biographical materials; personal correspondence; photographs; yearbooks; diplomas; his MA and PhD dissertations; and files relating to his donations to the University of Alberta and the Univesity of Toronto.

Peers, Frank

Frederic Urban fonds

  • UTA 1918
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2007

Personal records of Frederic Urban, artist and lecturer in architecture, documenting his education, teaching and professional activities, particularly from his entering the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design in 1975 through his teaching at the University of Waterloo and the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Includes correspondence, notes, teaching materials, files on research in Italy and on exhibitions and performance. Also includes files on visiting lectureships, especially at the Nanjing Institute of Technology/South East University in Nanjing, China (1987-1988), architectural drawings, photographs, slides, posters, publications, film and video.

Urban, Frederic

Frederick Gordon Smith fonds

  • UTA 1782
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1980; (pre-dominant 1935-1955)

Records documenting Gordon Smith's research in the field of mineral geology including: correspondence, mainly with mining or mineral exploration companies; original data and research reports; research note books, some of which may relate to his work as a student at the University of Manitoba; records relating to finances and equipment.

Peripheral to the above archival records are various drafts of a Computer User Manual, University of Toronto 1973-1980, and photocopies of the table of contents of various academic journals arranged by date from 1910 to 1970 which probably served as a reference tool. There are also 2 boxes of books and published microfilm.

Smith, Frederick Gordon

Fulton Anderson fonds

  • UTA 1013
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1967

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1972-0021: Personal records of Fulton Anderson, professor in (1926-1966) and sometime head (1945-1963) of the Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto and (1966-1968) Laurentian University. They consist partially of the material assembled for a proposed book on John Locke, and for books on Francis Bacon, Plato, and Coleridge; also correspondence, lecture notes, students' term papers, administrative files. There are also records belonging to George Sidney Brett. (44 boxes, 1920-1967)

B1973-0033: This accession contains only offprints; it should be checked against the other Fulton Anderson accession [B72-0021] to determine whether any need be kept. (1 box, 1942-1964)

Anderson, Fulton Henry

Geoffrey E. Buerger fonds

  • UTA 1054
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1981

Correspondence, notes, memoranda, ballots and score sheets, flyers, brochures, posters, booklets, and related material documenting Geoffrey Buerger’s activities with the University of Toronto Debating Union and tournaments in Hart House at the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario, Dalhousie University, McGill University, Brown University, and the University of London.

Buerger, Geoffrey E.

George A. Zarb fonds

  • UTA 1988
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2012

Personal records of George Zarb, Professor Emeritus of and former head of Prosthodontics in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, who introduced dental implantology to North America and who is recognized internationally for his contributions to his field. The records include personal and professional correspondence; files on many of the numerous honours bestowed on him; administrative files; teaching files, course material and lecture notes with accompanying slides, along with slide presentations from student projects and theses; files of correspondence and related material pertaining to professional activities, including selected conferences and editorial work; and drafts of chapters of books, articles, and addresses, with accompanying photographs and slides, and some born-digital material.

Zarb, George A.

George M. Wrong Family fonds

  • UTA 1310
  • Fonds
  • 1762-1995, predominant 1898-1950

This fonds consists of Professor Wrong's academic and professional papers as well as family records relating to George M. Wrong's family as well as those of his in-laws, the Edward Blake family. Among Prof Wrong's professional correspondence with fellow historians, and with politicians of the day such as Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Robert Borden, MacKenzie King; and others. Also included are the manuscripts of some of G. M. Wrong's essays and books, concerning Canadian and Commonwealth history. It also contains records relating to the Armstrong and Wrong families including postcards collected during trips overseas to Europe, England, China and Japan, photographs and family histories by G. M.Wrong ca 1938-1948 and by Dr. Norman Wrong in the 1970’s and donated in 1975.

Family records document three generations of the Wrong family predominantly, but also including Margaret Blake (wife of Edward Blake), her daughter, Sophia and wife of George Wrong, their children Margaret (Marga), Murray, Hume, Harold and Agnes, and their cousin, Gerald Edward Blake. Margaret Wrong was a leader in the student Christian movement and missionary educator in Africa. Murray Wrong was Commonwealth historian at Oxford University. Hume Wrong was lecturer in history at the University of Toronto and later diplomat and specialist in Canadian-American relations. Harold Wrong and, his cousin, Gerald Blake were students at the University of Toronto who died in World War I. Agnes Wrong Armstrong was a leader of the Junior League movement in Canada and the United States.

The records include diaries, certificates, correspondence, student papers, articles and poems, press clippings, photographs, and medals. Letters to and from the Wrong family members predominate, especially between George and Sophia and between them and their children. They document a wide range of family matters and the careers, activities, and ideas of the correspondents, along with letters of condolence and tributes on the deaths of some of them. Margaret Wrong’s files include the reports and letters she wrote while with the World Students’ Christian Federation and the International Committee of Christian Literature for Africa.

Wrong, George MacKinnon

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.

Gerald Alfred Wrenshall fonds

  • UTA 1974
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1970

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1979-0017: Experiments on insulin assay, insulin extractions and other plan experiments; minutes of meetings within the university including external organization such as the International Diabetes Foundation; administrative files relating to grant and supplies; correspondence, galley proof, index to content or outline of publications relating to publishing proceedings or articles. (43 boxes, 1943-1970)

B1980-0007: Further papers of Gerald A. Wrenshall, Professor in the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, contain plans for experiments conducted by Prof. Wrenshall or with another individual, papers reviewed by Prof. Wrenshall as a member of the Editorial Board of "Diabetes", The Journal of the American Diabetes Association, reprints of articles, copies of Bulletin, correspondence requesting copies of reprints/publications. (18 boxes, 1940-1968)

Wrenshall, Gerald Alfred

Gerald Edward Blake fonds

  • UTA 1068
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1921

Fonds consists of 3 accessions

B2003-0023 (7 boxes, 1892-1921): This accession documents the short life of Gerald Edward Blake from his birth in 1892, his education at Ridley College and the University of Toronto, to his death on the battlefields of France during World War I in 1916. Series 1 and 3 contain his diaries and correspondence to family members in which he describes his experiences at school, his trips to Britain and France in 1913 and most significantly, his 13 months of service during World War I. The majority of his letters are to his mother during his months overseas, but there are also letters to his sisters, Margaret (1893-1963), Constance (1896-1979) and his brother, Verschoyle (1899-1971). Some of these letters are attached to typescript copies, prepared by his brother Verschoyle prior to 1971. Capt. Blake also sent postcards annotated by him which provide a photographic record of British army life in camp, as well as official coloured war service postcards of the British army in action. Other postcards of street scenes in France and Britain helped to illustrate the places he had been including the town of Pozières near which he was killed in 1916 (Series 5). Other war records include his military orders and notes while at the front, and his copy of active service bible. Correspondence and photographs also document his close friendship with his cousins Hume Wrong (1894 – 1954; BA 1915) and Harold Wrong (b.1891; BA 1913), who was also killed in action in July 1916. After Gerald’s death, Hume Wrong assisted Mrs. Blake in making arrangements for her son’s grave site in France and sent home photographs of the cemetery which he visited in 1920-1921 (Series 5). In addition, Mrs. Blake received other remembrances of her son’s service such as a commemorative medal from the British Army, a copy of the history of his battalion’s service in the War and a copy of Volume II of the British Roll of Honour (Series 4).

B2004-0028 (2 files, 1902-1914): Original diploma of Gerald Blake awarded for Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Toronto, 1914; photocopies of letters from Gerald Blake's father, Edward Francis Blake, to administrators at schools (St. Andrews College, and Ridley College) attended by Gerald Blake, 1902-1904. (Photocopies are from original letterbook of E.F. Blake to be given to the Archives of Ontario).

B2006-0025 (1 file, 1915): Four letters written by Gerald Blake to his sister, Constance and his mother in 1915 while serving in W.W. I. Also includes typescript of "Dedicatory Prayer" on death of Gerald Blake.

Blake, Gerald Edward

Glen MacDonald fonds

  • UTA 1500
  • Fonds
  • ca 1950-1975

Correspondence, administrative files for Department of Psychology, research materials on Fatal Accident Survey, behavioral studies files, imprinting, invasion of privacy study. Includes papers relating to the history of the department.

MacDonald, Glen

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

Harold Grover Armstrong fonds

  • UTA 1017
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1950

Textbooks, reference books, and other annotated medical books used by Harold Grover Armstrong while a medical student at the University of Toronto (1915-1920), while on faculty, and at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto; also some course notes and related material.

Armstrong, Harold Grover

Harry Chandler Elliott fonds

  • UTA 1240
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1971

Correspondence, literary manuscripts, clippings, estate papers, books of H.C. Elliott, former student (BA 1930; MB 1935) at the University of Toronto.

Elliott, Harry Chandler

Hart House

Exhibition files contain applications, lists of applicants (1993-1999), exhibitions at the Justina Barnicke Gallery , selections from the Hart House Permanent Collection (1993-1998), committee and club exhibits and competitions organized by the Hart House Art Committee and the Camera Club including presentations for the education series (1997-1998). Includes exhibition catalogues, photographs, slides and a video.

Hart House

Programme files relating to administration, committees and clubs.

Hart House

Exhibition files from the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the Arbor Room. Includes files from the Hart House Art Committee, consists of correspondence, contract, artist's statement, insurance value, list of works, curriculum vitae, press release, catalogues, press clippings; photographs, negatives and slides of artists' works; audio-cassette of Paul Dutton's vocal performance entitled "Full Throatle".

Hart House

Warden's appointment books (1972-1976); Hart House and Students' Administrative Council publications; publications featuring Hart House; posters advertising 1977 New Year's Eve party.

Hart House

Includes Trier-Foder Foundation proposal to set up gallery, visits to Hart House, McCulley educational fund, photocopies of Hart House cuts and publications.

Hart House

Exhibition files from the Justina Barnicke Gallery and the Arbor Room consist of correspondence, contract, artist statement, lists, catalogues, press release and photographs.

Hart House

From the Warden's Office: Scrapbooks bound in leather: The Fiftieth Anniversary Hart House, Vol 1 and 2; Hart House, U. of T. 1939 Royal Visit; Hart House Investiture; [International Festival of Poetry Scrapbook?]. They contain press clippings, programmes, photographs, and like memorabilia.

Hart House fonds

  • UTA 0120
  • Fonds
  • 1870s - 2018

This fonds contains 72 accessions of records from Hart House, including the records of various clubs and groups. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Hart House

Hart House. Programme Office

Files of the Programme Advisor, Linda Offman, including minutes, reports, correspondence, survey and activities of subcommittees reporting to the Graduate Committee, the House Committee and the Library Committee of Hart House. Some minutes of the Board of Stewards meetings may also be found; contain photos of 3 authors in the Reading and Writuals Series; and a CD with multimedia section of music, poetry and short fiction written and composed by students.

Helen J. Lenskyj fonds

  • UTA 1475
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2012

Personal records of Helen Lenskyj, Professor Emerita of OISE, and a specialist in equality and gender studies, and women in sport. Includes files on: her education; professional correspondence; teaching materials for courses in early childhood education, ESL teacher training, OISE, and the School of Physical Health and Education; various community advocacy causes and legal cases; extensive writings on gender and sport, sexual education, and Olympic criticisms; workshop and conference addresses.

Lenskyj, Helen

Henry Harrison Madill fonds

  • UTA 1515
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1970

Fonds consists of records documenting the career of architect and educator H. H. Madill:

  • B1977-0029: Newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets about the Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC); personal correspondence, early education diplomas; World War I service papers as Lt-Col in Canadian Army. Also includes photoprints of Queen's Own Rifles at Aldershot, England, 1910; Canadian Officers' Training Corp officers at Niagara Camp, 1915 and 1940; medal presentations and formal dinners; steeple chases; series of photos dealing with the 'Polish Army in Canada' during World War I.

  • B1979-0046: Correspondence, scrapbook of newspaper clippings, publications relating to Prof. Madill's career at the School of Architecture from his appointment in 1934; records about the firm of Craig & Madill, Architects. Also includes file of notes, correspondence, and report to the Civic Advisory Council, City of Toronto, regarding the use of City Hall as a Court House building (1950-1952).

Madill, Henry Harrison

Herbert Edward Terrick Haultain fonds

  • UTA 1356
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1966

Fonds consists of 5 accessions

B1972-0005: Consists of correspondence, memoranda, proposed agreements, comments and notes regarding research projects, amongst which the infrasizer. Also includes press clippings, obituaries, invitation cards, Engineering Society Lecture Committee files, lecture and lab notes, articles, patents, as well as publications (11 boxes, 1911-1966)

B1977-0011: Film and photographs related to milling and refining methods of minerals used more than likely for course instruction in Mining Engineering. (1 box of photos, 20 reels of film, 1922-1949)

B1982-0021: Consists of correspondence, press clippings, memoranda and list of graduates of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, as well as addresses, articles and poems (2 boxes, 1910-1958)

B1983-0033: Consists of clippings on, and articles by Haultain. Also includes a publication and photographs (3 boxes, 1932-1978).

B1993-0031: Two photographs of Prof. Haultain at work, from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (2 items, 193-?).

Haultain, Herbert Edward Terrick

Herbert Lench Pottle fonds

  • UTA 1670
  • Fonds
  • 1894-2002 [predominant 1932-1940]

Correspondence, essays, theses, and photographs documenting Herbert Pottle's graduate studies in psychology at the University of Toronto under Professor E. A. Bott, with some correspondence and press coverage of Pottle's subsequent activities.

Pottle, Herbert Lench

History of nursing and nursing education materials

The manuscripts and publications in this series consist of addresses, manuscripts, reports and theses that were associated with the University of Toronto's nursing program, programs at other institutions, and the broader subject of nursing education generally. Professor Allemang was not the author of any of these documents but was asked to comment on some of them. The arrangement is by author and, where no author exists, by title.

The series begins with an address by Mr. Allway on nursing education at the University of Toronto (1980). It is followed by the first Elsie Stephenson Memorial Lecture delivered by Professor Helen Carpenter at the University of Edinburgh (1973); a draft of a paper by Barbara Craig on the development and managing of nursing archives (1993), other reports on nursing issues by Professors John Crispo of the School of Business (1963), Rosella Cunningham (1972) and Margaret Hume (1978), and Judy Young (1991?). There is also a draft of Dorothy Hill's doctoral thesis from the University of Waterloo (1966), a typescript, 'Report of a study of the psychiatric affiliation' (195-), that Professor Allemang considered significant, and a mimeograph of a health survey report by Marguerite Williams of the City of Toronto (1974). There is also a copy of Celebrate the centenary, 1898-1998, issued by the Toronto Western Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association.

There are two files from individuals seeking Professor Allemang's expertise, with her comments. In 1991 Dorothy Stinson of the University of Alberta sought her input into an introductory bibliography of a course at the University of Alberta, 'Nursing 684: History and politics of nursing'. In 1993 Barbara Sibbald asked her for advice on an article on the current threat to self regulation that she was penning for CAN Today.

Howard D. Chapman fonds

  • UTA 1224
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1985 [bulk dates 1934-1985]

Personal records of Howard D. Chapman, architect and former University of Toronto student, consisting of course notes in architecture (1934-1938) and a course of lectures in architecture (1944); professional files relating to plannnig and construction at the University of Toronto, including the Master Plan Framework for the University of Toronto Campus (1967), photographs of the construction of the Superintendent's Building (1959), sketches and a feasibility study for the Men's Athletic Facilities (1969), a feasibility study for the Faculty Club (1969), a report on the Koffler Student Services Centre, with fees and invoices (1983-1985). Also included: a report and site plan for Innis College by Massey and Flanders Architects (1967-1968), and a site plan for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Library (1968), the Architectural Alumni newsletter and a booklet on Knox College.

Chapman, Howard D.

Humphrey Newton Milnes fonds

  • UTA 1579
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1980

Personal and professional correspondence, lecture notes, course notes, clippings, manuscripts of articles, addresses, publications, photographs, sketches, documenting Prof. Milnes' early education and career as professor of German, and Chairman of the Dept. of German at the University of Toronto and as University Archivist for University College.

Milnes, Humphrey Newton

Huntsman 1978 accession

Accession consists of correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, ca. 1600 sample fish scales, maps, articles, offprints, newspaper clippings dealing with Huntsman's research in fishing. Also includes publications, photoprints, photographic negatives, aerial photographs, scrapbooks and some slides.

IFAC-IFIP Symposium fonds

  • UTA 1407
  • Fonds
  • 1968

Three volumes of pre-prints of the IFAC-IFIP (International Federation of Automatic Control/ International Federation of Information Processing) Symposium, "The State of the Art in the Use of Digital Computers in the control of processes, systems and machines". Held at the University of Toronto June 17 &18 1968. Also one roll of negative microfilm copy.

IFAC-IFIP Symposium

IMASCO/CDC Research Foundation

Late in 1978 Murray Koffler asked Omond Solandt to serve on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the IMASCO/CDC Research Foundation which he had recently established. Solandt stayed until its last farewell luncheon on 25 November, 1985.

The Committee generated a great volume of paper but Dr. Solandt was very selective in what he retained, keeping only significant correspondence, minutes, and some reports. These records provide a bird

Innis Family fonds

  • UTA 1412
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1987

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.

Innis, Harold Adams

Institute de la vie

The Institute de la Vie, based in Paris and Geneva, was founded in 1960 by Maurice Marois to safeguard, though science and technology, the

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB)

Dr. Solandt was a member of the original Board of ICDDRB, which inaugurated the new organization to replace the Cholera Research Centre in 1979, and remained on it until 1982. While there he took considerable interest in the financial management of the Centre, and was also concerned with maintaining its international status.

This series contains detailed correspondence, minutes, memoranda and reports documenting the problems that ICDDRB faced and the limited success that was met by Dr. Solandt and others in addressing them. Dr. Solandt

International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)

ICIPE, based in Nairobi, is one of two important international research centres (the other is WARDA) whose origins lie in the native populations of the area in which they operate. Late in 1976, Omond Solandt was asked to join the Board of ICIPE, which was badly in need of help in management. He formally took his seat in June, 1977 and the reorganization that he engineered addressed problems of efficiency, a lingering colonial mentality, and the appointment of a new chair. A financial crisis forced Solandt to assume the duties as chair in April, 1982, a position he retained for a year. He remained actively associated with ICIPE until 1987 and in 1989 was a one of the founders of its Honorary Alumni Association.

The correspondence, minutes, background papers, reports, programs, publications and photoprints and slides provide a thorough documentation of the complex problems that Dr. Solandt faced at ICIPE, the progress that was made in resolving them, and the impact of many individuals involved in it, especially its founder, Dr. Tom Odhiambo.

International Centre for Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA)

In July of 1975 Dr. Solandt was hired as a consultant to help in the establishment of ICARDA in the Middle East. He was elected as Vice-Chairman of the Board in January, 1976 and remained a member of it until 1981. During this time he carried out numerous duties. As Senior Consultant he was the chief executive officer for ongoing activity. A prominent part of his duties was to recommend to the ICARDA subcommittee specific sites for ICARDA research stations in Lebanon, Syria and Iran. Visits were made and reports written though, in the case of Iran, they were not acted upon. In 1977 he advised the selection committee on the choice of a new Director-General for ICARDA.

This series includes correspondence, background files, memoranda, minutes, reports, site selection reports, maps, press coverage, pamphlets, publications, and a plaque that document in detail Dr. Solandt

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