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Claude Bissell fonds

  • UTA 1060
  • Fonds
  • 1920-2002

Extensive records documenting the life and career of University of Toronto President Claude Bissell. Bissell served as President from 1958 to 1971.Fonds consists of 15 accessions - see accession-level descriptions for further details.

Bissell, Claude Thomas

Christine Bissell sous-fonds

This sous-fonds consists of three Series:Personal Correspondence: includes hundreds of letters sent to Christine from her mother between 1946 to 1958. Originally from Scotland, Christine Gray married Claude Bissell in September of 1945 and immigr...

Correspondence

This series is made up of personal correspondence relating to his career, honours promotions as well as miscellaneous professional correspondence sorted and filed by decade. This series also includes correspondence filed by individuals, many of w...

Bissell 2011 accession

Records document Claude Bissell’s personal and professional life. Unlike previous accessions, B2011-0018 contains extensive personal correspondence with family members especially while he was posted overseas during the 2nd World War as well as wit...

Correspondence and memorabilia

Correspondence and memorabilia received after Claude Bissell’s death in June 2000 which includes letters of condolence, letters and notes written by Christine in response. This series also contains information on memorials for Claude Bissell.

Artistic works

This series contains various types of records that document Claude Bissell's creative mind.

Personal

This series spans the whole of Claude Bissell’s adult life as well as some documents related to his early education. Biographical notes, memorabilia, honours and awards give a good overview of his achievements and personal milestones.

Photographs

Photographs document all aspects of Bissell’s life. Formal portraits of Bissell have been filed at the beginning of this series followed by a chronological arrangement of group portraits, events and ceremonies. Several photographs document visit...

Argyll and Sutherland Highlands of Canada

Throughout his life, Bissell maintained close ties to his World War II regiment. This series documents his relationship with ASHC and the some of the work he undertook on their behalf.

Post retirement diaries

This series completes the records found in B1988-0091 which contain diaries prior to 1972. Note that diaries from 1962 to 1965 are not in this accession and this gap in the record remains.

Bissell 2003 accession

Personal papers of Claude Thomas Bissell documenting his life as a student, professor in Canadian and English literature, university administrator and president of the Unversity of Toronto, and his activities after he stepped down as president....

Correspondence

This series begins with a file of letters between Dr. Bissell and Hugh MacLennan. The earliest ones document a visit by MacLennan to the Graduate Department of English at the University of Toronto in 1951. They are followed by letters about Biss...

Bissell 2017 accession

This accession contains slides taken by Claude or Christine Bissell of many colleagues including Marshall McLuhan, Jack Sword, Robin Harris, Don Forster, Donald Ivey, as well as canadian writer Robertson Davies, poet Robert Finch, and artist Bar...

Speeches

This series includes typescripts and some notes for talks, addresses, tributes and memorials.

Professional activities

Files in this series may contain correspondence, minutes, agenda and reports documenting Bissell participation in various organizations and conferences. Also includes documentation on Bissell’s trip to China in 1962 and his relationship with del...

Ernest Buckler

This series contains extensive documentation on Claude Bissell's research and relationship with Canadian poet Ernest Buckler including a typescript and related publication letters relating to his book Ernest Buckler Remembered (University of ...

Bissell 1993 accession

Correspondence, course notes, lecture notes, scrapbook, notes, manuscripts, articles, programs, photoprints, posters, and press clippings documenting the career of Claude Bissell as a student, a professor of English literature, and as an administ...

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