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"The Bella Coola Indians"

Series consists of records related to McIlwraith’s research and writing for his book The Bella Coola Indians, published in 1948. Material includes multiple versions of the book’s manuscript, McIlwraith’s field notes, photographs taken and collected, as well as vocabulary cards and printing plates.

1962 election, Eglinton constituency

Brian Land enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies in the fall of 1960 as a political science student. The opportunity for a thesis topic arose in the spring of 1962 as a federal election loomed. He chose to conduct a study of the campaign in the Eglinton constituency in Toronto, partly because he was a resident and because he had a personal acquaintance with a number of the principals involved.

Land offered his services to Donald Fleming, the long-standing Progressive Conservative member from the Toronto riding of Eglinton, and Minister of Finance in John Diefenbaker’s government. It was the first and only time that Land worked for a Conservative candidate. His notebook records that his first meeting was on May 10
and, over the next five weeks, he immersed himself in the strategy sessions, meetings, and envelope stuffing sessions and other activities of electioneering. He attended meetings of the Liberal candidate, Mitchell Sharp, as well as those of Mr. Fleming, and collected campaign literature from all parties.

This series contains background material to the constituency, Land’s notebook, correspondence, notes, membership and voter lists, poll revisions, maps, election results by poll, addresses, campaign literature and buttons, and press coverage. The bulk of the material relates to the Fleming campaign.

The records are grouped by function.

Academia and teaching materials

This series documents some of Professor Bay’s academic and associated activities. It includes teaching material (reading lists, syllabi, lectures, and exams) and his work within academia (committee work, appraisals and references, and departmental involvement) at the various universities where he taught. The files on “referees and appraisals” at the University of Toronto include references for academics and students and comments on books and articles forwarded to him for his input. Also included are files on the proposal to abolish the death penalty in California and, in particular, the attempt to stop the execution of convicted murderer and rapist, Caryl Chessman; and copies of "Key List Mailing: Selected Documents of Current and Lasting Interest in the Civil Rights Movement", a biweekly publication produced by the San Francisco Regional Office of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Additional material related to academia and teaching material may be located in the correspondence series. Material related to his research in addresses and publications is located in the publications series. Material related to his involvement in professional associations can be found in the professional association series.

Academic Lectures

Series consists of lectures delivered by McIlwraith while teaching at Cambridge University and the University of Toronto. Lectures cover a range of topics within anthropology and are directed to first-year students, third-year medical students, as well as including some graduate-level seminars.

Academic activities

This series consists of files documenting some of Dr. Baker’s teaching and writing activities mainly produced during his years at the University of Toronto. There are two files containing drafts, notes and correspondence relating to Native Health lectures given to 2nd year medical students in January 1993. These are followed by four files containing drafts of papers on the history of the Sioux Lookout Program, northern native health and children’s health issues.

Academic activity and teaching

Series consists of administrative and personal records generated by Dr. Galloway. Series includes records of his teaching activity at McGill University and the University of Toronto, research leave proposals, academic exchanges, and funding requests.

Academic activity files

This series contains documents pulled together by Prof. Armatage for her tenure review as well as for subsequent yearly reviews. Files contain mainly professional correspondence, descriptive reports on research and teaching activities, yearly activity reports and clippings about her work. There is information on promotions, awards, research leaves and grants. Clippings in this series also give evidence to Prof. Armatage’s work outside mainstream academia including her role as a documentary filmmaker and curator for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Academic research

This series documents Prof. Prentice’s research and publishing collaborations with other Canadian and international physicists. There are quite extensive files on a number of ongoing research projects as well as a few isolated experiments. Records include correspondence, minutes of meetings, research proposals and reports, results, memos, data analysis, grant information, draft articles or parts of articles, manuscripts, records relating to publishing including referee comments. Files are grouped by project or experiment, and are arranged somewhat chronologically. Miscellaneous files relating to the publishing of papers and early proposals are filed at the end of this series.

Academic work

This series consists of Professor Skilling’s academic work, including research notes, materials related to his doctoral thesis (The German-Czech National Conflict in Bohemia, 1879-1893), and materials related to the revision his doctoral thesis (The Czech-German Conflict in Bohemia, 1867-1914). These three kinds of academic material have been identified by headings within the file list. All file titles are provided by Skilling’s own filing system, unless otherwise indicated by square brackets.

The research notes were likely used to support the writing of Skilling’s theses. Some of the notes have been organized by Skilling according to subject, whereas others are organized by date. The notes organized by dates have tabbed subjects inserted into the research notes; however, these subjects have not been listed in the finding aid. All notes refer to Central and Eastern Europe. Although the research notes are not dated, they are assumed to correspond with his theses and have been dated accordingly.

Records relating specifically to Skilling’s doctoral thesis consist of drafts, notes, and research material. The thesis was titled “The German-Czech National Conflict in Bohemia, 1879-1893,” was completed between 1936 and 1940, and was approved in June of 1940.

Records relating to the revised thesis, The Czech-German Conflict in Bohemia, 1867-1914, consist primarily of notes and drafts contributing to the revision. There is also correspondence between Skilling and several other academics and publishers, much of which deals with publication of the finished thesis and requests for research material that would be available in North America [“Thesis Revision 1946,” /005(01)]. There are drafts and correspondence with Henry L. Roberts, the editor of the Slavic Review, regarding the publication of an article by Skilling entitled “Social and Economic Aspects of the Czech-German Conflict in Bohemia in the Late Nineteenth Century.” The subject of this article corresponds to the second chapter of Skilling’s revised thesis. Skilling worked on the revision beginning in 1946 and up to at least the 1970s, when it was rejected for publication by the University of Toronto Press. The records have therefore been dated as such.

Accession B1989-0046

Consists of biographical files, mementoes, addresses, manuscripts and publications (1950-1988), curricula and lecture notes in epidemiology (1960's to 1976), lecture notes in public health sanitation, international health, and School of Hygiene documenting Prof. le Riche's career in epidemiology in the School of Hygiene and its successor departments. Includes photoprints.

Accession B1995-0021

Consists of correspondence; lecture notes on tropical diseases; drafts of addresses and publications including the proposed second edition of HUMAN ECOLOGY FOR STUDENTS OF MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY (1978) documenting Dr. le Riche's activities as an epidemiologist and administrator in the School of Hygiene and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics; biographies and bibliographies of U of T scientists (1922-1977).

Activities files

These "activity files" (so named by Dr. Solandt) range from the clubs to which he belonged, to professional associations, and to organizations that had scientific and/or social implications in which he was particularly interested, such as the Canadian Nuclear Association. Their scope moves from local to international and several levels in between.

The files contain a corresponding variety of material, ranging from correspondence, manu-scripts, and notes, to memoranda, programs, pamphlets, reports. Their arrangement is alphabetical by name of event, individual or organization. Included are files on the Conference of Experts to Study the Methods of Detecting Violations of a Possible Agreement on the Suspension of Nuclear Weapons Tests (1958), for which Dr. Solandt was a member of the Western delegation.


This series contains material relating to Prof. York’s addresses. Included are research materials, slides, and drafts.


Professor Franceschetti has given many public lectures and delivered many papers at conferences and seminars. Some of the latter were published and readers may want to check Series 6 for them. Additional correspondence about addresses may be found in Series 2. Only about a third of the addresses listed in Professor Franceschetti’s last curriculum vitae (April 2004) are found in this series. The files may contain any or all of the following: notices of and posters for addresses (for oversized ones, see B2009-0039/015), covering correspondence, programmes, notes for and drafts of the addresses, and posters.


Dr. Pimlott's expertise in wildlife preservation and the ecology resulted in requests to speak at conferences, government bodies and meetings of various local groups interested in the environment. These files consist of rough notes prepared for talks in Halifax, Sault Ste Marie, Regina and other unidentified locations on such topics as Arctic ecology and off-shore drilling, history of Algonquin Wildlands League, and wolves and men, among others. Also included is a tape recording of a talk by Stephen Lewis to public meeting of the Algonquin Wildlands League.


This series consists of a single address, “Efficient Pricing of Telecommunication Services and the Ways to Get There”, delivered by Professor Fuss and Leonard Waverman at the National Conference on the Future of Telecommunications in Canada, 1 April 1993.


This series consists of three files of addresses delivered in 1982, 1984 (repeated in 1985), and 1989 respectively to the British North America Committee in London, the C. D. Howe Institute and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto, and the Department of Political Economy at the University of Geneva. The topics were direct investment in developing countries, Canadian policy towards multinationals, and multinational firms and European integration.

Included in the files is correspondence, notes for, and drafts of the papers presented. The arrangement is chronological.


In addition to his responsibilities as medical researcher, faculty member and author, Dr. McCulloch also was in demand as a speaker by many organizations. Among the sponsors of these talks and addresses were the CBC –TV program “The nature of things”, numerous national and international organizations for the study of cancer and haematology, Royal Society of Canada, and other universities. In the late 1980s many of this addresses dealt with AIDS research. Files in this series contain correspondence relating to the addresses given and/or drafts of the addresses themselves.


The addresses in this series are ones that are not integrated into the files of material submitted for publication, principally as proceedings of conferences (see Series 5), or into the files on courses Professor Shaw taught at the University of Toronto (see Series 4). The files contain any combination of correspondence, notes, drafts of the addresses and photographs.


The files in this series consist of Professor Guillet’s surviving addresses (note the gaps) of a professional nature and nearly all relating to polymers. There are several files of notes and abstracts for these addresses, dated and undated, followed by addresses arranged chronologically. Few are accompanied by covering letters; for these and related correspondence, the researcher is directed primarily to Series 1. Some addresses can also be found in the conference files in Series 8. There are also a few lectures on cassette tapes. These date from about 1979 to 1996 and include Guillet’s Canadian Institute lecture in 1990 as well as lectures given at international conferences in Anaheim California, Dallas Texas, Prague, Stockholm, Seoul and Tokyo.

Professor Guillet was in great demand as a public speaker and thus had to turn down many invitations. But he still found time from his busy schedule to speak to groups other than professional ones, including students and community organizations. Such addresses are not represented in this series, but information about them can be gleaned from the correspondence in Series 1.


Professor Richards has been a popular speaker at conferences, symposia, and lecture series, and also on radio and television. Many of his addresses and presentations are listed in his curriculum vitae under ‘Invited lectures’, ‘Conferences and symposia’, and ‘Radio and television’. In this series, these categories are intermingled and the addresses are filed chronologically. Not all of the addresses are present; some are filed in other series. And others have not been located. For example, there are no addresses for 1985 and only one (1992) between 1989 and 1995.

Professor Richards’ earliest listed television appearance was on CTV’s ‘University of the Air’ series (1982), in a five-part presentation on “Understanding architecture”. It is also his only television or radio presentation documented here. The series ends with an address by Robert Fulford at University College in 1991 on the impact of The death and life of great American cities 30 years after its publication.


This series begins with a large volume of correspondence regarding invitaitons to give conference papers, lectures, and public addresses, and to lead or participate in seminars, workshops, and related events.


This series contains a small representation of addresses given by Principal Wallace, ranging from students to radio broadcasts nationwide.


Series consists of addresses given by Frederick Winter from general archaeological topics to those more specifically focused on Greek fortifications. Material includes speaking notes and correspondence.


This series reflects Bay’s research interests that were expressed through addresses as presentations for academic conferences and public lectures. Related material, such as correspondence and drafts, are arranged with the corresponding address. Additional material related to addresses presented at panels and conferences can be found in the professional associations series. Additional correspondence related to addresses may be located in the correspondence series.


This series reflects Dr. Roots’ research interests that were expressed through addresses. Related material such as notes, manuscripts, abstracts, correspondence, and promotional material are filed with the corresponding address. The vast majority of the addresses in this series were given at meetings and conferences to fellow scientific researchers and pertained to Dr. Roots’ own research. Of the small number of remaining addresses, most were given at public lectures and also pertained to Dr. Roots’ research. Other address topics include a memorial speech for a professor, a presidential address and a talk on women in neurochemistry.


This series documents addresses that Professor Slater gave and attended both within the Department of Philosophy and at other universities. This section does not contain the text of any addresses, but rather is a collection of flyers advertising addresses, with no distinction between addresses that Professor Slater presented and addresses that he attended. All but a few of the addresses pertain to Philosophy and many of them pertain specifically to Bertrand Russell.


Most of this series is comprised of files on the radio broadcast, ‘Proof and truth in mathematics’, that Professor Barbeau presented on the CBC “Ideas” program on 11, 18, and 25 May, 1982. Included is covering correspondence, drafts of the scripts and transcripts of the tapes, and interviews with H.S.M. Coxeter, Chandler Davis, Stillman Drake, Charles V. Jones, Morris Kline, Frank Tall, Gregory Moore and Israel Weinzweig. The remainder of the series consists of a number of other addresses by Professor Barbeau and one by Serge Lang. The arrangement is chronological.


The addresses in this series span much of Dr. le Riche’s career at the University of Toronto and his post-retirement activities. They cover many of the topics mentioned in Series 6.


The addresses in this series date from Professor Skilling’s return to Canada in 1959. Most were delivered at conferences, with those from 1986 on dealing primarily with Tomas Masaryk. The principal Masaryk conferences represented are those at the University of London (1986) and in Prague (1994 and 2000). Included also is Skilling’s address on Masaryk given on the occasion of his receiving an honorary degree from Charles University in 1990, and the series of lectures he delivered on Masaryk in Prague in 1992. Other conferences represented include the Conference on the Prague Spring in Paris and the Institute for Slovene Emigration Studies in Ljubljana, Slovenia (both in 1998).

An audiotape of a lecture given by Professor Skilling in Prague in April, 1994 is filed as /06S


Dr. Solandt delivered many speeches and formal addresses during his career. This series contains notes for and drafts of them and, occasionally, photographs. Some of his addresses were published, especially those delivered at conferences or as memorial lectures; if so, they may appear in the series


In his role as director of the Institute of Aerophysics (later Aerospace Studies), Dr. Patterson was a frequent speaker at scientific gatherings and, less often, at other events.

The handwritten and typed drafts and printed copies of his addresses in this series provide a representative sampling for the years 1950 to 1978.


Professor Goudge was much in demand as a speaker, with invitations coming from student clubs and organizers of special lecture series, and conferences, and other academic gatherings. The notes for and drafts of addresses, some with covering correspondence, in this series are representative rather than a complete record of the formal and informal talks he gave over a period of more than fifty years.

The first two files consist of "philosophical papers" read to clubs and groups between 1934 and 1977. Except for the talks he gave at the Huntsman Royal Lunch Club at the University of Toronto (1963-1988), the remaining addresses are filed in chronological order. Those that were delivered on several occasions are filed under the date of the earliest presentation. The most popular ones were on various aspects of evolution and include titles such as "ethics and evolution: a reappraisal" (1964-66), "genetic fallacy" (1965), and "on formalizing evolutionary theory" (1972). The papers presented at conferences were often published, the printed version of which may be found in Series V.


Prof. Ivey spoke regularly to groups, conferences, meetings, convocations and graduation dinners at both the university level and the high school level. He spoke to administrators, alumni, and students in both university and high school, and to high school and university level teachers as well as to the general public. The subject of these talks was centred frequently on his passion for the sciences, teaching and physics. Some of these addresses, like “A soupçon of science” were later published. The files in this series contain manuscripts of addresses as well as correspondence and notes. Of particular interest are files relating to his trips to England (1963-1964) ,China (1985), and to Caracas, Venezuela, Poland and New Zealand (1991).


When giving public addresses, Dr. Till often made liberal use of slides, overheads and, latterly, “powerpoint”. Some of his presentations consist solely of slides or the paper originals of overheads (the acetate overheads have, for the most part, been disposed of), which served as illustrations for his remarks. Where identified, these have been retained.

The series begins with a number of folders containing a mixture of correspondence about, notes and background information for, and occasional press coverage of, addresses for the years 1965-1982. These are followed by files for approximately 90 addresses (and a few interviews) arranged chronologically, with accompanying correspondence and drafts. Between 1986 and 1994 many of these consist predominantly of slides. While most addresses were given at conferences, seminars, and workshops dealing with various aspects of his research, Dr. Till also gave freely of his time to speak to the broader public. Included is his address to the Royal Society of London, into which he was inducted in 2000.


The addresses in this series were given by Bissell during and shortly after his presidency of the University of Toronto. They touch on some of his main interests – higher education generally and students and university governance in particular; economic and cultural nationalism and one of its corollaries, the image of Canada in the United States; and the role of the Arts in Canada. The series concludes with Bissell’s convocation address in 1977 on being awarded an honorary degree by his alma mater, the University of Toronto on the occasion of its sesquicentennial.


Dr. Ostry was much in demand at academic conferences, at conferences and meetings related to her work as a senior civil servant, and as an guest speaker at meetings of professional and community associations. While requests were often turned down in later years, due a very full official schedule, she still made time to appear at many functions, especially those in which she had a personal interest.

The addresses in these files are arranged chronologically by date. A file may contain a draft (or drafts) or the address indicated and other(s) on the same topic that are not dated, related correspondence, and some background research material.

From 1988 to June, 1990, when this series ends, Dr. Ostry made dozens to appearances at official government functions and other events, and only for the more important ones did she prepare a full text. Many of the files in B94-0016 for these years contain only correspondence and notes. There are also two files for 1988 containing notes only that Dr. Ostry had not identified with particular addresses

A list of addresses, from 1970 to the end of 1997, appears in Appendix A. Only a few addresses in this series are missing from that list, and a small number are present that were not included in it.


Only a few addresses are represented in this series. Other addresses are filed largely in Series 5 with the conferences and other events with which they are associated.


This series is a compilation of addresses, speeches and talks given by Dr. Safarian at public and academic functions over a period of nearly four decades. They document Dr. Safarian's chief concerns of foreign investments, national management policies and multinational corporations.

The files contain drafts of addresses, addresses, notes, research materials and press clippings. Arrangement is chronological. Some of the addresses were originally created as subject files by Dr. Safarian.

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