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William Jackson Little fonds

  • CA ON00357 2108
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1951

Fonds consists of personal correspondence files, 1926-1949, photograph, and files re the W.S. Dyer Syndicate, which was formed to exploit an oil claim in the Northwest Territories, 1921-1930; minutes, financial records, correspondence regarding the O.R.B. Club, which was founded as a literary and dramatic organization in Toronto in 1908, 1929-1937; scrapbook including clippings about Victoria University, 1905-1918.

Little, William Jackson

William Arthur Potter fonds

  • CA ON00357 2023
  • Fonds
  • [between 1912 and 1930]

Fonds consists of lecture notes.

Potter, William Arthur

Wilfred C. James fonds

  • CA ON00357 2109
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1962, predominant 1951-1962

Fonds consists of personal files of Wilfred C. James, 1951-1962, including records relating to his service as Chair of the Board of Regents.

James, Wilfred C.

Walter Theodore Brown fonds

  • CA ON00357 2111
  • Fonds
  • [1903?]-1954

Fonds consists of the following series: correspondence, 1912-1949; addresses, articles and other records, [1903?]-1945; personal material, 1912-1954.

Brown, Walter Theodore

Wallace Family fonds

  • CA ON00357 2187
  • Fonds
  • ca 1840-1996, predominant 1890-1940

Fonds consists of various diaries, journals, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs/negatives, regarding travel, careers, school, and life. Includes documentation about travel to China, Europe, World War I, Go Home Bay and the Madawaska Club (cottage community associated with the University of Toronto).

Fonds has been divided into four series: 1 - Paul Anthony Wilson Wallace; 2 - Edward Wilson Wallace, Jr; 3 - Muriel Joy Wilson Wallace; 4 - Photographs.

Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson

Victoria Women's Association fonds

  • CA ON00357 2095
  • Fonds
  • 1898-2002

Fonds consists of minutes, 1900-1987; reports, 1900-1993; correspondence, 1902-1993; constitutions, 1988-1966; financial and fund raising records, 1898-2002; membership records, [before 1906]-1999; records of events, 1909-1995; addresses and reminiscences, 1903-1967; historical notes and other material, 1923-1991; photographs; and audio cassette, of Victoria Women's Association.

Victoria Women's Association

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Union Literary Society fonds

  • CA ON00357 2006
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1930

Fonds consists of constitution, 1893; minutes, 1893-1911, (including rough, 1893-1900), 1896, 1911-1919, 1919-1922; correspondence, 1907, 1922; song books; and correspondence file concerning repayment of a loan made by the Board of Regents to the Union Literary Society for the purchase of Indian relics, 1903-1913.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Union Literary Society

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Students' Council fonds

  • CA ON00357 2019
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1922

Fonds consists of minutes of the Students' Council, 1913-1914; minutes of the Men's Council, 1914-1916; minutes of the Women's Students Council, 1914-1920; and agreement between the Faculty of Victoria College and Men Students of the College (as represented by the Students' Council) re student government, 1914.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Students' Council

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Students' Administrative Council fonds

  • CA ON00357 2002
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2011

Fonds includes photographs and consists of ten series: Constitution, 1970–1998; Minutes and reports, 1970–2011; Directories, 1981–1993; Financial records, 1970–1987; Correspondence of the President, 1971–1995; Records relating to member organizations, commissions and committees, 1970–2009; Records relating to orientation, 1977–2004; Records relating to elections, 1976–1998; Records relating to land and property issues, 1973–1989; and Subject files, 1969–2007.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Students' Administrative Council

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Student Organization Records Collection

  • CA ON00357 2014
  • Fonds
  • 1887–1976

Fonds consists of the records of various student clubs and organizations including the Y.W.C.A., the Women's Athletic Association, the Cricket Club, the Varsity Christian Fellowship, Liberal Arts Club, Le Club Française, Literacy and Mutual Improvement Society, the Football Club, Bible Study Committee, the Social Caput, Orchestra, Classic Club, Chaplain's Council, Victoria Church Students Union, Contemporary Club and the Barefoot Club.

Records include constitutions, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, newsletters, etc.

Student Organization Records Collection

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Stephenson House fonds

  • CA ON00357 2172
  • Fonds
  • ca 1892-2009, predominant 1940-2009

Fonds consists of constitution, 1990; minutes, 1940-1982; Board of Stewards minutes and other records, 1941-1979, 1991-1998, 2001-2009; financial record books, 1941-1965, 1990-1991, recipe and menu records, 2004-2005; and one series of photographs.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Stephenson House

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). President's Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2021
  • Fonds
  • 1897-2017

Fonds includes records from the terms of:
Nathanael Burwash (1887-1913), Richard P. Bowles (1913-1930), Edward Wilson Wallace (1930-1941), Walter Theodore Brown (1941–1949), Harold Bennett (1949-1950), A. B. B. Moore (1950-1970), John Edwin Hodgetts (1970-1973), Goldwin S. French (1973-1987), Eva Kushner (1987-1994), Roseann Runte (1994-2001), and Paul Gooch (2001-2015).

It consists of the following series:
General correspondence, 1907-2005; General subject files, 1897-1970; Records relating to the Board of Regents, 1912-2008; Records relating to the Senate, 1954-2008; Records relating to the Victoria College Council, 1928-2008; Records relating to the academic administration, 1915-2013; Records relating to the financial administration, 1905-2000; Records relating to awards, 1918-2005; Records relating to student assistance, 1916-1976; Records relating to students, 1915-2007; Records relating to alumni, 1928-2008; Records relating to functions, 1913-2010; Records relating to the University of Toronto, 1929-2011; Records relating to the United Church of Canada, 1928-2001; Records relating to gifts, 1897-1973; Records relating to the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 1981-2006; Records relating to fund raising, 1974-2008; Records relating to Emmanuel College, 1968-2008; Records relating to Victoria College, 1975-2012; Records relating to Victoria University, 1968-2008; Records related to the Chancellor and Chancellor's Council of Victoria University; and Records relating to Senior Administrative Meetings (SAM), 2001-2007.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). President's Office

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Northrop Frye Centre

  • CA ON00357 2177
  • Fonds
  • 1989-2013, predominant 1991-2011

Fonds consists of records relating to the various activities of the Centre, including the staging of conferences/seminars and the publication of The Collected Works of Northrop Frye. The four series are: Director's records, 1989-2001; Records relating to "The Legacy of Northrop Frye" Conference, 1991-1995; General records, 1993-2013; and Records relating to The Collected Works of Northrop Frye, 1991-2011.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Northrop Frye Centre

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Gate House fonds

  • CA ON00357 2073
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1978

Fonds consists of constitutions, minutes, reports, correspondence and other material, 1966-1978; and farcical letter, 1940, relating to Gate House.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Gate House

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Theology Fonds

  • CA ON00357 2022
  • Fonds
  • 1868–1928

Fonds consists of three series: Minutes and other records, 1868–1928; Records of the Dean of Theology, 1910–1928; and Records of students, 1871–1928.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Theology

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Dean of Women fonds

  • CA ON00357 2067
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1990

Fonds consists of seven series: Correspondence, 1894-1939; Subject/correspondence files, 1887-1990; Minutes and other records of committees and associations, 1903-1988; Records concerning students and dons, 1884-1989; Records concerning the anniversary of Annesley Hall, 1974-1979; Records relating to Annesley Hall and women's Residences, 1902-1969; and Records of the Annesley Student Government Association, 1903-1963.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Dean of Women

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Dean of Students fonds

  • CA ON00357 2143
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2005

Fonds consists of the following series: Residence committees, 1990–2001; Other records concerning University bodies, 1989–2002; and Subject/correspondence files, 1975–2005.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Dean of Students

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Dean of Men fonds

  • CA ON00357 2059
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1990

Fonds consists of the following series: General/correspondence files, 1948-1990; Subject files, 1957-1989; Residence Council records, 1937-1990; Students correspondence, 1955-1983; Records concerning orientation, 1962-1988; Personal papers, 1953-1969, 1982-1983; and Records concerning 50th Anniversary of Burwash Hall, 1963.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Dean of Men

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Committee of Management Fonds

  • CA ON00357 2058
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1951

Fonds consists of three series: Committee Records, which includes minutes of the Committee, reports of the Dean of Residences/Dean of Women to the Committee, correspondence, by-laws and constitutions, financial reports and other documents related to the management of residences. This fonds also contains the Records of the Women’s Student Union Advisory Committee / Wymilwood Committee series, as well as the Records of the Women's Council series.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Committee of Management

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Chaplain’s Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2070
  • Fonds
  • 1897-2002

Fonds consists of the following: marriage registers of Victoria College Chapel which include entries from Emmanuel College (predominantly prior to 1958), 1897-1915, 1922-1983 [accession 1989.118V]; marriage registers of Victoria College Chapel, 1983-1992 [accession 1995.079V], 1997-2002 [accession 2003.126V] and Chaplain's Report from 1993 .

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Chaplain's Office

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Chancellor's Council fonds

  • CA ON00357 2135
  • Fonds
  • 1982-2004

Fonds consists of the following records of the Victoria University Chancellor's Council: minutes, 1983-1988, 1994-2002 (incomplete); Executive Committee minutes and other records, 1993-2001; Nominating Committee minutes and other records, 1983-2004; background file, 1982-1983; general files, 1983-1984, 1988; and correspondence of the President with individuals, 1983-1989.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Chancellor's Council

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies Fonds

  • CA ON00357 2064
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2015

Fonds consists of nine series: Annual reports, announcements of activities, programmes, projects, bulletins, 1965-2004; Committee records, 1964-2001; Correspondence/subject files, 1964-2001; Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, 1974-2015; Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, 1967-1999; Renaissance and Reformation, 1964-2000; Records relating to infrastructure, 1976-2005; Records relating to programs, 1971-2010; and Records relating to library collections, 1977-2005

Victoria University (Toronto Ont.). Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bursar's Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2001
  • Fonds
  • 1831-2017

Fonds consists of the records from the Upper Canada Academy and the period when Victoria University (formerly College) was situated in Cobourg. It includes records of the Academy Treasurer, John Beatty and of the Bursars/Treasurers, John Potts and George Cox.

Subsequent records are from the Bursars of Victoria University:
W.J. Little (1932-1951)
W.C. James (1951-1963)
F.C. Stokes (1963-1985)
Larry Kurtz, (1985-2003)
David Keeling (2004-2009)
Ray deSouza (Present)

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bursar's Office

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bob Revue fonds

  • CA ON00357 2003
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1997, predominant 1950-1977

Fonds consists of corporate records (minutes, a subpoena, correspondence, constitution, petition, reports, questionnaires - 1894-1981); Articles and reviews (1895-1981); Music, scripts, programs, posters, and other ephemera (ca. 1894-1997); Audio tapes and records (1954-1963).

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bob Revue

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Alumni Affairs and University Advancement Department fonds

  • CA ON00357 2074
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2016, predominant 1976–2016

Fonds consists of the records of Larry Davies, the Director of the External Relations and Development Department, primarily outgoing correspondence as well as records documenting the relationship between the Department, alumni, and alumni groups such as the Alumni of Victoria College (AVC) and the Emmanuel College Alumni/ae Association. Records also document fundraising and development activities as well as the planning and hosting of events such as reunions and milestone celebrations.

Fonds contains lists of Permanent Class Executives of Victoria College, guest book and transcripts of addresses given at the Memorial Service held for Victoria University President A.B.B. Moore, promotional material, questionnaires, notes, lists, correspondence, research material, reports, financial records and annual reports.

The fonds is made up of six series: Series 1: Special Events and Celebrations; Series 2: Campaigns and Fundraising; Series 3: Records of the Director; Series 4: Records related to Victoria College Alumni; Series 5: Publications and Newsletters; and Series 6: Records related to Emmanuel College Alumni.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Alumni Affairs and University Advancement Department

Victoria University (Cobourg, Ont.). Department of Medicine fonds

  • CA ON00357 2083
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1892

Fonds consists of register of students in the Department of Medicine, 1858-1875; register of students examined by the Medical Board of Examiners, 1880-1892, including Uzziel Ogden's account with Victoria University; announcements (calendars), 1857-1883 (incomplete, and includes Montreal, 1878-1879 to 1881-1882); correspondence, reports and other records, 1855-1881 (includes Montreal 1878-1881); examinations, 1857; and medical diploma for James Edward Forfar, 1889.

Victoria University (Cobourg, Ont.). Department of Medicine

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Women's Literary Society fonds

  • CA ON00357 2057
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1927

Fonds consists of the records of the Women's Literary Society (Ladies' Literary Society) including constitutions, minutes of meetings, financial records, and song books.

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Women's Literary Society

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Union Council fonds

  • CA ON00357 2004
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1970

Fonds consists of various versions of the constitution, 1930-1968; minutes, which may include annual reports and correspondence, 1959-1970; financial accounts, 1948-1970; reports, 1962-1968; records re orientation, 1960-1969; membership lists, calendars and other records, 1958-1960; minutes of the Union Activities Committee, 1952-1955 and Wymilwood House Committee, 1955-1970.

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Union Council

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Registrar's Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2049
  • Fonds
  • 1837-2019

Fonds consists of the records of the Registrar and Associate Registrar, primarily relating to Victoria College students and student records as well as awards, prizes and scholarships, convocations, registration procedures, baccalaureate services, receptions, counselling, etc. Fonds also consists of material related to the Registrar's work with the Senate. Records include correspondence, annual reports, as well as ephemera and photographs.

Fonds consists of three series: Correspondence/subject files, 1893–2013; Student records, 1837–2008; Photographs.

Victoria College (Toronto. Ont.). Registrar's Office

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Principal's Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2063
  • Fonds
  • 1932-2013

Fonds consists of correspondence/subject files and general files that are primarily related to faculty, other academic staff and courses. Also consists of records related to the Victoria College Council and its committees as well as U of T committees upon which the Principal sat. There are gaps in the records for the brief periods when the Principal's Office was served by the incumbent President: 1928-1932, 1941-1944, and 1966-1967. For records of the Principal's activities during these periods, consult the President's Office fonds (Fonds 2021).

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Principal's Office

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Music Club fonds

  • CA ON00357 2010
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1977

Fonds consists of constitution, 1963-[1972?]; minutes, 1962-1972; correspondence and other records, 1931-1977; journal record of "The Pajama Game", 1962-1963; scripts, 1962, 1975; song sheets, financial record books, 1930-1963; clippings, 1934-1975; and scrapbook, 1936-1942.

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Music Club

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). French Department fonds

  • CA ON00357 2138
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1998

Fonds consists of Victoria College French Department files concerning individuals who have taught French courses at the College. The files include class evaluations, resumes, letters of recommendation, applications for sabbaticals and funding, and other correspondence, 1970-1998.

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). French Department fonds

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Council fonds

  • CA ON00357 2050
  • Fonds
  • 1928-2013

Fonds consists of minutes of Council, 1928-2013; and minutes and reports of various Council Committees, including the Staff Student Liaison Committee, 1966-1967; minutes of the Priorities Committee, 1990; minutes, correspondence and other records of the Committee on Recruitment, Counselling and Student Affairs, 1982-1988; minutes of the Academic Advisory Committee, 1986-2013 (incomplete); minutes of the Striking Committee, 1991-2003; and the Property Advisory Committee, 1989-2002.

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Council

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Athletic Union fonds

  • CA ON00357 2013
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1977

Fonds consists of financial record and list of users of the Rink Committee; constitutions and minutes, 1931-1938, 1965; minutes of the Field Day Committee, 1909-1918; petition re playing field, [ca.1902]; and financial records, 1895-1916, 1951-1972.

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Athletic Union

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Alumni Association fonds

  • CA ON00357 2053
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1970, predominant 1921-1970

Fonds consists of the following series: constitutions, 1963-1964; Minutes, 1865-1970; Records concerning revival of the Alumni Association, 1921-1922; Records of the Secretary Treasurer, 1925-1963; Records concerning the Victoria Emmanuel College Building Fund, 1929-1930; Records concerning World War II students, 1939- [ca. 1946]; Records concerning class reunions, [ca. 1920]-1968; Minutes of the Library Improvement Committee, 1893; Directories of alumni, 1884-1964; Correspondence of World War I alumni, 1915-1918; and Photographs.

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Alumni Association

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Alumnae Association fonds

  • CA ON00357 2051
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1971

Fonds consists of the following series: Constitution and minutes, 1905-1969; President’s records, 1955-1971; Program Convener's records, 1959-1964; General correspondence, 1901-1946; Records of committees and subject/correspondence files, 1931-1968; and Scrapbook, 1924-1937.

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Alumnae Association

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). President's Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2090
  • Fonds
  • 1849

Fonds consists of a notebook from 1849 possibly belonging to Egerton Ryerson with notes about approaches for the University of Victoria College and about the value of his books left in Cobourg. Fonds also contains memoranda of daily appointments and reminders of President S.S. Nelles, 1875-1880 and finally, a record of theological students, marks (incomplete), 1875-1877.

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). President's Office

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Association fonds

  • CA ON00357 2005
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1893

Fonds consists of constitution, 1857; minutes, 1857-1893; correspondence (letterbooks), 1870-1882; treasurer's books, 1857-1892; and library record book, 1885-1891.

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Association

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Board fonds

  • CA ON00357 2086
  • Fonds
  • 1841-1889

Fonds consists of minutes (including extracts), notes and drafts, reports and other records of the Victoria College Board. Also includes minutes of the annual meetings of ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist Church to elect Board and Officers of the College, 1862-1866. Fonds also consists of records of committees of the Victoria College Board, including the Building Committee.

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Board

Upper Canada Academy fonds

  • CA ON00357 2084
  • Fonds
  • 1831-1849

Fonds consists of records related to the founding of Upper Canada Academy, which later became Victoria College. Records includes the Royal Charter, constitutions, financial records, register of students and notebooks of Reverend John Beatty and Matthew Richey. Also included are one series of minutes: Minutes of the Upper Canada Academy Building Committee, 1831-1836; Minutes of the Upper Canada Academy and Victoria College Managing Committee, 1836-1843; and minutes of the Victoria College Financial Committee, 1843-1849.

Upper Canada Academy

The Strand fonds

  • CA ON00357 2182
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1997

Fonds includes various records, 1983-1997, including constitution, correspondence and photographs used in publications.

The Strand

Thain Wendell MacDowell fonds

  • CA ON00357 2101
  • Fonds
  • 1917

Fonds consists of photcopies of military dispatches sent by MacDowell to report on his activities on the battlefront of Europe.

MacDowell, Thain Wendell

Sparling Family fonds

  • CA ON00357 2168
  • Fonds
  • 1929–[1933?]

Fonds consists of a diary describing life as a student at Victoria University, 1929–[1933?]. The diary is noted as belonging to Florence Sparling, however, it may have been written by several people [handwriting varies greatly]

Sparling

Samuel Sobieski Nelles fonds

  • CA ON00357 2038
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1962

During his thirty-seven years as a teacher and administrator at Victoria College, Samuel Nelles made an indelible imprint on both the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the system of higher education in Ontario. Consequently, his papers possess significant research value for religious, intellectual, and educational historians. The collection held by the Archives is a fairly representative sampling of Nelles' correspondence, essays, articles, sermons, speeches, addresses, lectures, and notes. The earliest material dates from his student days in the early 1840's, and the last records were written only days before his death in 1887.

Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence, 1856–1962; Diaries and journals, 1846–1887; Essays and articles, 1842–1896; Sermons, 1848–1888; Speeches and addresses, 1842–1887; Lectures, 1854–1887; Notebooks of sermons, addresses, lectures, essays and notes, 1847–1887; Writing and memorabilia, 1846–1902; and Material relating to Victoria College, 1851–1884.

Nelles, Samuel Sobieski

Ross Malcolm Taylor fonds

  • CA ON00357 2122
  • Fonds
  • 1914

Fonds consists of bible presented to Ross Taylor by the Victoria College Y.M.C.A., 1914.

Taylor, Ross Malcolm

Rose Hannah Barker fonds

  • CA ON00357 2115
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1951, predominant 1885-1944

Fonds consists of diaries, 1885-1944, which reveal the activities and concerns of the Victoria University Library; correspondence, 1881-1941; 15 photographs; a handwritten copy of "The Old Ontario Strand", 1910 (copied by Annie Barker); and Annie Barker's will, 1951.

Barker, Rose Hannah

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