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Slides of Philosopher's Walk which Bill Hicks took for a student project while he was a student in the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
A collection of photographs and rubbings of bindings, tool designs, tooling patterns, designs, and drawings executed by the firm of Birdsall and Son, Northampton, England, from the 1840's to 1961.
Birdsall & Son Bookbinders and Stationers
Personal records of the Davidson Black family, covering three generations, with particular reference to Davidson Black, the discoverer of Peking Man. Included are his diaries, extensive family correspondence and a few professional letters; files on his education, his employment, including his service in World War I but especially at Peking Union Medical College, his life in China generally, along with a few on his writings, and some artifacts. There is an extensive and well documented photo collection that helps tie the whole together. There are also a number of films made by Davidson Black between the late 1920s and 1932.
Black (Davidson) Family
This small accession contains the following:
Blake Marani Family
This accession of the Blake Wrong Family Fonds consists mainly of family portraits, small photographs and one album. Included are portraits of Samuel and Rebecca Blake, Gerald, Margaret, Francis and Vershoyle Blake as well as Harold, Murray and Hume Wrong.
There is also some memorabilia belonging to various members of the Wrong and Blake families including Harold Wrong, Murray Wrong and Gerald Blake. There are items relating to Ridley College (1906, 1923), to the Kappa Alpha Society (1911-1916), as well as two booklets of poems: 1) Verses by Harold Wrong, and 2) By-Products 1911-1919 by Murray Wrong. As well, there are there two pieces of correspondence written by Gerald Blake from the front during World War I.
Blake Wrong family
Consists of records documenting Blanche van Ginkel's career as a professor of architecture in the Faculty/School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, mainly from 1977 to 1990.
van Ginkel, Blanche
The fonds consists of Bliss Carman’s records pertaining to his activities as a poet and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence with Madelaine Galbraith, poems, photographs, and other material.
Carman, William Bliss
Collection of printed works with extensive manuscript revisions, partly in author's hand, and 48 photos of actresses in costume as characters from Daughters of Dawn; miscellaneous photos of Bliss Carman and others.
Carman, William Bliss
The Bloomsbury Group & Hogarth Press Collections
Fonds consists of letters (1929-1962) that Gertrude Knighton's mother, Elizabeth (Lili) Louisa Boeschenstein, wrote to her mother, Emma Schoch-Walter, and her older sister, Emmeli Schoch; Lili Schoch's exercise books that she compiled to teach children [191-]; letters to her and Hermann Boeschenstein from their families in Switzerland, 1928- ca. 1947; correspondende between Hermann and Lili (1930-1955) and with their children, principally Frank and Gertrude (1944-1963). Includes a number of postcards and a few photographs. Many of the letters are written in German, and some in Old German.
This fonds is a very complete documentation of all aspects of Prof. Stoicheff career. His relationship with colleagues at the University, nationally and internationally is evident throughout but especially in the Series 1 Correspondence, Series 8 Professional Association and Activities, and Series 9 University of Toronto. Series 1 Correspondence also documents his mentoring role and his role as a referee and evaluator of peer and student work. This is also documented in Series 11 Teaching, Series 12 Correspondence with Students and Series 8 Professional Associations and Activities. His research activities are extensively documented not only in Series 6 Research but in Series 10 Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Centre and in Series 3 Publications. Finally, his published academic contributions as well as his less formal contributions are documented in Series 3 Publications, Series 4 Books and Series 7 Talks, Addresses. Articles and Remarks.
Stoicheff, Boris Peter
Fonds includes catalogues of the libraries of Neel Boyd's orchestras, and of his personal scores and recordings collections. Also includes correspondence.
Collection consists of menus from various regions of Brazil. Restaurants are located in Sobra-Loja, Rio de Janeiro, Londrina, Sao Paulo, Leblon, Bahia, and Sao Lourenco. Bar fare, breakfast menus, steakhouse, hamburger house, and pan-American cuisine are just some types of dishes and restaurant represented.
A portion of the menus are from hotels. Menu types include trifold, booklet, seven-fold, placemat and bookmark style. Several menus are laminated or in vinyl enclosures. A portion of the menus have prices written in by hand in various colours of ink and are stained.
Freeman, Matthew (Doctor)
The collection consists of constitutions, correspondence, promotional material, attendance lists, and financial records.
Legal correspondence and documents chiefly on behalf of mining and transport companies.
Bristol, Bayly and Armour
Fonds consists of 2 accessions
B1987-0045: Photo of 1924 meeting of the Association; the University of Toronto professors represented are Charles Ryle Fay and Robert Morrison MacIver.
B2009-0026: Bound volume of printed programmes, tickets, blank forms, published notices etc. re activities at the Toronto meeting of the Association in August 1897.
British Association for the Advancement of Science
Correspondence, articles, and photographs relating to the activities of John Price Brown (MB 1868, MD 1869), and members of his family, including his son, Newton Harcourt Brown, and grandson, Newton Price Harcourt Brown; also the script of a play by Louis Alexander MacKay, one of several produced in Hart House Theatre.
Also includes a framed charcoal portrait of Dr. John Price Brown drawn by his son Newton Harcourt Brown. (B2006-0019)
Brown, John Price
The collection consists of typescripts of West's two books, Toronto (1967, revised in 1979) and The Firebirds: An Account of the First Fifty Years of the Ontario Provincial Air Service (1974), along with photographs, galleys, editorial notes, newspaper clippings, articles and reports relating to the City of Toronto.
Contains newspaper clippings and photographs related to BHS’s career as a writer and businesswoman, including a scrapbook and draft manuscripts for an autobiography; plus a small number of personal and family records.
Series I: Writing and career-related material
Series II: Personal and family records
Series III: Photographs
Sanders, Byrne Hope (1902-1981)
B2004-0008: This accession is largely made up of notebooks and loose notes taken by Byron A. Griffith while a student of Math and Physics and a lecturer in Applied Mathematics. Griffith went on to get a PhD. in Mathematics in 1936 and taught Applied Mathematics at the University of Toronto for over two decades. More notably, he played an early role in establishing the University of Toronto Computation Centre. Also included is Griffith's Ph.D. Thesis (1936), some correspondence including a letter from Josef Katz and a memoir entitled : "My Early Days in Toronto" which discusses, among other things, the early days of computers at the University of Toronto. Parts of this was published in the IEEE Annals of History of Computing, (Vol 16, no. 2 p.55-64). (1 box, 1928-1966)
B2007-0005: This accession is made up of course notebooks belonging to Byron A. Griffith, while a student of Math and Physics. Included are notes on 1st and 3rd year Physics and 3rd year Properties of Matter courses. Griffith went on to get a PhD. in Mathematics in 1936 and taught Applied Mathematics at the University of Toronto for over two decades. More notably, he played an early role in establishing the University of Toronto Computation Centre. (1 box, 1926-1930)
Griffith, Byron Alexander
The fonds consists of writings, including memoirs, plays, and academic papers; materials relating to Trinity College and the University of Toronto; correspondence; printed materials; financial records; the records of the executor; and photographs of friends, family and travels.
Ashley, Charles Allan
Fonds consists of files transferred from his home, including lecture notes, trip arrangements, requests to speak, write and translate, c.v.'s and publicity materials, correspondence regarding publications and reviews for various journals, current writing projects (1970-80's), correspondence, lectures relating to "Life and times of Liberal Democracy", mss and correspondence of publications "Real World of Democracy", Possessive Individualism", "Democratic Theory: Essays in Retrieval"; papers on the university; private journals (photocopies) 1933-1935; M.A. thesis; CBC Massey lectures "The Real World of Democracy" 1965 (audio tapes). Office files: correspondence, conference files, graduate student files, letters of recommendation, research and teaching files. Publications (journal articles, book reviews) on or about C.B. Macpherson, 1937-1984.
Also includes a letter to 'The Times' re "rights of man" (1939), and a file on the proposed Canadian Bill of Rights (1947), and 11 audio-cassette tapes of lectures delivered by Professor Macpherson to his Political Science 200 course, 'Political Theory', in 1977-1978.
Macpherson, C. B.
Records documenting Claude Brodeur's career as educational psychologist in the Faculty of Education. Includes mainly correspondence, some files relating to workshops seminars and conferences, reports authored, speeches, articles, consultant files and some early counseling files.
Brodeur, C. Claude
The collection is comprised of material related to Clarke's scholarly studies and life work in wildlife conservation and management. It includes: correspondence; drafts of published and unpublished reports and conferences; articles; reprints; diaries; negatives and photographs. His unpublished drafts also include such subjects as doxology, literature, and reflections on man's relationship with nature.
Clarke, C. H. D. (Charles Henry Douglas)
Fonds consists of 2 accessions
B1994-0001: Papers of Charles Kent Duff, student of engineering from 1914 to 1918 and research assistant in Electrical Engineering in the 1920s and 1930s under H.W. Price. Includes correspondence as a student, a lecture given to a class of Harold Innis', who, during their student days, was a roommate of Duff's. Also includes graduation diploma and 1 graduation photograph, along with his C.V. from the 1950s. (3 boxes, 1914-1955)
B1999-0020: Includes: Diary and related photo album covering a large part of Duff's work in China as a teacher at a mission (1921-1924, 1926) - photo album also contains photos after 1926 when he left China, documenting travels throughout England and Ontario. A second photo photo album covers his student days at the University of Toronto 1914-1918, while he was at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Also includes biographical items detailing his work with H.W. Price in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and with the Hydro-electric Commission of Ontario including photographs of an automatic regulator designed by Price and Duff. (3 boxes, 1914-1968)
Duff, C. Kent
Personal and biographical files, subject files, lecture notes, addresses, articles of Prof. C. Roger Myers, professor of psychology. Also includes research materials and manuscript of "History of Academic Psychology in Canada", compiled by Mary Wright and C. Roger Myers (1939-1980); and files related to Myers' oral history project of Canadian psychologists on behalf of the Canadian Psychological Association.
Additional materials of Edward Alexander Bott (c. 1911-1930) and correspondence, notes and partial manuscript of J.D.Ketchum's "Ruhleben: a prison camp society".
Myers, C. Roger
3 ring-binders containing notes for laboratory experiments conducted by fifth-year medical students (1964-1967) and other laboratory experiments (1965-1971), compiled by C. R. Cowan when he was a research associate in the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research and in the Department of Teaching Laboratories, Faculty of Medicine.
Also includes a photograph of the Toronto School of Medicine, graduating class of 1870-1871; graduates, including George Hoyle Cowan, are identified on the front. Also accompanied by graduation diplomas.
Fonds consists of 3 accessions:
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.
Fonds consists of correspondence, primarily incoming, 1960-2001; teaching records, including course outlines/descriptions, lecture/research notes, essay topics, transparencies, bibliographies, exam questions, research material, and term papers for French literature and film courses, 1972-2001; records, including photographs, research/biographical material, correspondence, printed publicity material and clippings relating to the Norman Jewison Lecture Series, which featured acclaimed American film directors introduced by Professor Tolton, 1983-1989.
This fonds is divided into 2 series, according to format. These are: Video Material and Cinefilms. All of the material in this collection pertains to the
production of one music video by the Toronto-based band Cowboy Junkies.
The first series, Video Material, consists of the screening dubs of the camera original negative (for editorial decisions) and protection copies (for actual high quality editing). A copy is also included.
The second series, Cinefilms, consists of 35mm colour camera original negative footage from which the final production was culled.
This fonds includes graphic and textual material relating to a number of productions, including:
“The Post”, Cowboy Junkies (Music video, 1993)
This fonds includes audiovisual material relating to a number of productions, including:
“The Post”, Cowboy Junkies (Music video, 1993)
Collection consists of manuscripts, drafts and research for her books, articles and Ph.D. thesis, as well as correspondence and other materials - including scholarly articles and papers on social anthropology; day planners; address books; Harar language material; early writings (high school); audio/visual material; books; music scores for viola; photographs; translations of published works (many languages); short pieces; printed appearances/journals; personal journals; book designs; ephemera; and posters - related to Gibb's work and life.
Collection consists of correspondence, papers and other files pertaining to Ryerson Press, Charles E. Merrill Books, Van Nostrand Reinhold Ltd., Beaufort Books, Beat Associates, and volunteer actitivies for publishers' organizations and other groups.
Fonds consists of 5 accession:
B1976-0006: The records relate to the first and second drafts of the Battery. (5 items, 1916)
B1984-0001: The records consist of account books, financial statements, registers, scrapbooks, publications, press clippings and photographs. (5 boxes, 1915-1982)
B1984-0010: The records consist of: draft lists, minutes of meetings, publications, photographs and related material (6 boxes, 1916-1983).
B1988-0033: Correspondence, manuscript, programs and photographs (1 box, 1933-1982)
B1995-0043: Postcard of the 67th Varsity Battery. (1 item, ca. 1916)
Canada. Canadian Army. 67th (Varsity) Battery Association
Fonds consists of 4 accessions:
A1968-0003: Service records and lists (1914-1950); financial records (1915-1965); histories and reports (1914-1964); war diaries (1939-1945); minutes of committees and officers' meetings (1921-1957); order books and manuals (1915- 1948); publications (1901-1937); photographs and one painting. (16 boxes, 1901-1965)
A1998-0005: Group photograph of the C.O.T.C. (1 photograph, ca. 1914-1917)
B1981-0044: Bronze lapel pin inscribed "University of Toronto Canada Overseas Training Company" and " COTC". Pin is shaped like maple leaf. (1 item, 1914-1918)
B2004-0005: Military portrait ot the University of Toronto Contingent, Reinforcement Draft, 1st Tank Battalion taken October 19 1918.
Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Officers Training Corps. University of Toronto Contingent
The bulk of the collection concerns the Toronto branch of the Association and is comprised mainly of correspondence, reports of meetings and conventions, membership lists, minutes of executive meetings, newspaper clippings, poetry, bills, receipts, financial statements, and programs.
Canadian Authors Association
This collection of photographs and photographs of drawings of sixty-two Canadian authors was probably made about 1921. Some of the authors included are obscure, others are well-known such as Charles G.D. Roberts.
Administrative records of the Canadian Council of Library Schools (1969-1983) and of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (1972-1977, 1982-1983).
Canadian Council of Library Schools
Collection consists of forms relating to the civil and military governments of Upper and Lower Canada. Most are printed and completed in manuscript, some in manuscript only. Many forms document the salaries and pensions paid by the Province of Quebec (later Lower Canada). Two (1815 and 1817) are for Upper Canada. These are filed as "disbursements"; military payments as "warrants"; others include: receipts, powers of attorney, military "ordinaries" and "extraordinaries", etc
There are a variety of signatures on each document, including those of the governor, secretary, recipient or attorney for the recipient, etc. Only a few were definitely printed in Canada: byT.Cary and Co and by J. Neilson in Quebec. There is no imprint on most of them-they could have been printed in Canada.
Files were created by the CEA secretary-treasurers, four of whom are represented in the fonds. The records focus on administration and finances, primarily the organization of annual and executive meetings, financial reports, day-to-day accounts, bank and investment statements, and grant applications to government funding agencies. Also included are items relating to the CEA's membership in organizations such as the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the International Economics Association, and the International Economic History Association.
Files relating to annual meetings and the twice-yearly meetings of the executive council are extensive and include agendas and other meeting documents, local arrangements, travel grant applications and expense claims, minutes, and follow-up reports. Files from various committees of the association are also present. The administrative files also include general correspondence, membership information, and directories.
Financial documents included in the Secretary-Treasurers’ Series include financial statements, bank statements, cancelled cheques, cheque books and stubs, receipts, bank books, receipt books and copies of taxation forms such as T5s. The CEA publishes the Canadian Journal of Economics and is a sponsor of the Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques. Files for the two journals deal primarily with administration and finances, for instance, the appointment of editors, monthly expense reports, grant applications, revenue statements, correspondence with publishers (particularly concerning costs of publication and distribution), etc. There are very few purely editorial files (that is, submissions to the journals, readers’ reports, manuscripts, proofs, etc.).
Canadian Economics Association
The collection contains materials related to the Canadian Farm Radio Forum, which ran from 1941-1964. Records in this collection relate to the operation of the Canadian Farm Radio Forum, as well as to international initiatives and research. The materials in this collection include meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, surveys and questionnaires, reports, broadcast programming and transcripts, pamphlets and promotional materials, research notes, articles, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks.
The collection has been arranged into 6 series.
Canadian Farm Radio Forum Collection
This fonds consists of 3 accessions of records from the Canadian General Hospital No. 4. See accesion-level descriptions for more details.
A1980-0021: Correspondence among Charles Kirk Clarke, William Belfry Hendry, James Alexander Roberts and others concerning the hospital unit, together with memoranda on the unit's history and personnel; war diary, in three volumes, recording daily activities of the hospital in Salonika; albums of photographs of the unit's activities in England, in Salonika, and en route to those places (1915-1918). This fonds also contains one photo print of the Hospital (1942).
A1988-0014: Panoramic view of the Canadian General Hospital No. 4 taken in England. (1 photoprint)
A2016-0043: This accession contains a selection of x-rays done on soldiers at the Canadian General Hospital No. 4 during, and shortly after the First World War. The x-rays are mounted in an album, which patient names and wound descriptions listed on the back of each image. The accession also contains 4 detailed autopsy record books. The autopsies appear to have been completed at Basingstoke, England, where Hospital No. 4 was relocated from its original station in Salonika, Poland. Neither the x-rays or the autopsy reports appear to be complete.
Canadian General Hospital No. 4 (University of Toronto)
Series 1: Correspondence (15 September, 1936 - 2 May, 1939), primarily to and from the chair of the Committee, George de T. Glazebrook, but also including correspondence with George W. Brown, who worked closely with him, and relating to the broadcasting of Canadian local history and "portrait" series on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stations. Correspondents include archivists D. C. Harvey, W. Kaye Lamb, and M. Seraphin Marion; historians A. S. Morton, Chester New, Fred H. Soward, and Reginald Trotter; and broadcasters include D. W. Buchanan, H. W. Morrison, Murray Gladstone, Allan Plaunt, and Charles Jennings; and Sir Ernest MacMillan.|
Series 2: Administrative files: Membership lists; "stampbook" of broadcasts, 1936-1938; memoranda on the broadcasting of local history; memoranda, rough notes by Glazebrook relating to and scripts for "Yonge Street" in the broadcast series "Historic Roads in Ontario"; lists of broadcasts for the "Canadian portrait" series.
Canadian Historical Association. Committee on Historical Broadcasting
This fonds from the Canadian Historical Review contains 8 accessions. See accession-level description for details.
Canadian Historical Review
A series of lectures sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Urkranian Studies.
Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
Minutes (1939-1941) and account books (1939-1946) of the Canadian Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, established at the University of Toronto to lend aid to scholars and scientists displaced by political events in European countries.
Canadian Society for the Protection of Science and Learning
Fonds consists of 2 accessions:
B1977-0032: Copy of the papers of the CSBS, consisting primarily of the minutes of the CSBS and the Candian Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, mimeographed communications to members, lists of members, other secretarial correspondence and a stripped file of correspondence between the SBL and its Canadian section. (2 reels, 1933-1977)
B1980-0040: Copy of issues 1 to 36 of the Bulletin of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies. (2 reels, 1936-1976)
Canadian Society of Biblical Studies
Minute books, business records (correspondence, minutes, reports, vouchers, mailing lists) and advance proofs of articles on engineering topics.
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Toronto Section.