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Marion Walker fonds

  • UTA 1930
  • Fonds
  • [1920?]-1998

This accession consists of the personal records of Marion Dorothy Walker. The records document Ms. Walker’s activities as a production assistant for Hart House Theatre, as a professor in the University of Toronto Department of Fine Art and as a creative writer. Types of records include: personal correspondence, manuscripts, theatre programmes, playbills, lecture notes, research notes, scrapbooks, costume designs, stage designs, photographs and slides. This accession is arranged in the following 5 series:

Series 1: Early Biographical Information
Series 2: Personal Correspondence
Series 3: Hart House Theatre
Series 4: Department of Fine Art
Series 5: Fiction

Walker, Marion Dorothy

Personal correspondence

This series consists of chronologically arranged, incoming personal correspondence, documenting Ms. Walker’s personal life from 1936 to 1998. Correspondents include family, friends, Hart House Theatre colleagues, sorority sisters and fine art students. Major correspondents are: Burgon Bickersteth, Pat Carson, Norman Endicott, Robert Gill and James Reaney. The letters, mostly written in the 1950’s, document Ms. Walker’s friendships, romances, interest in theatre, and travels throughout Europe.

Hart House Theatre

Marion Walker was Production Assistant at Hart House Theatre from 1946 to 1957. Under the directorship of Robert Gill, she designed sets and costumes for each of the Theatre’s annual four plays. Her first production was St. Joan, starring Charmian King. Other early performers who worked with Ms. Walker at Hart House Theatre included Kate Reid, Donald Sutherland, and William Hutt.

The records in this series pertain to Ms. Walker’s involvement with Hart House Theatre. Textual records include scripts 1946, annotated Hart House Theatre programmes 1946 – 1957, and obituaries for Robert Gill, 1974.

Series also includes approximately 100 photographs of various productions for which Ms. Walker designed costumes and sets. The photographs depict various scenes, actors and set designs. Productions represented are: Romeo and Juliet, 1947; Julius Caesar, 1948; the Seagull, 1948; The Skin of Our Teeth, 1948, The Doctor’s Dilemma, 1948; Crime and Punishment, 1949; Othello, 1949; Fortune My Foe, 1950; The Guardsman, 1950; Captain Brassbound’s Conversion, 1950; Medea, 1950; Henry IV, 1950; Marco Millions, 1950; Richard II, 1951; Pygmalion, 1951; The Madwoman of Chaillot, 1951; The Admirable Crichton, 1952; The Winslow Boy, 1952; Macbeth, 1952; The Wild Duck, 1953; The School for Wives, 1956; and The Innocent, 1957.

Series also contains 8 sketchbooks of costume designs for the following Hart House productions: The Internal Machine, 1946; Othello, 1949; Medea, 1950; Richard II, 1951; School for Wives, 1956; Hamlet, [n.d.]; and King Lear, [n.d.].

Personal/Family

Consists of family biographical information on the Rhodes ancestry, submissions to American and Canadian Who’s Who volumes

Correspondence

This series contains general correspondence files arranged chronologically, and separate individual files arranged alphabetically by correspondent. General files include correspondence relating to his early education at the University of Edinburgh, appointments in Scotland and England, and appointment to the School of Hygiene, University of Toronto. Individual correspondents include, among others, faculty members at the University of Toronto such as Dr. Morris Goldner, Dr. John Hastings, Prof. Hannah Farkas-Himsley, Dr. W. Harding le Riche, former students, professional associates and personal friends.

Church of St. Leonard, Toronto

Dr. Rhodes was Vestry Clerk for Church of St. Leonard (Anglican Church of Canada) for ten years (1980 to 1990). His wife, Harriet, was a member of the Outreach Committee. The series consists of annual reports, budgets, minutes of meetings and some correspondence with the Reverend J. Taylor Pryce.

Laboratory Services Branch, Ministry of Health

This series documents Dr. Rhodes employment with the Ontario Ministry of Health as Associate Medical Director and later Medical Director of the Laboratory Services Branch, including appointment negotiations in 1969 to his retirement in 1977. Dr. Rhodes joined the Laboratory Services Branch following his resignation as Director of the School of Hygiene in 1970.
Files consistent of general correspondence and subject files relating to Autoclaving, Disinfectants in the TB Laboratory, Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on Laboratory Safety, Immunization and surveillance and Task force on care and transportation of communicable disease cases.

Ministry of Natural Resources. Rabies Advisory Committee

In 1979 Dr. Rhodes accepted an appointment as Chairman of the Rabies Advisory Committee within the Ministry of Natural Resources. This series documents some of the activities of this committee focusing primarily on immunization against rabies nationally and internationally. Included are general correspondence relating mainly to his appointment and reappointment to this committee and his retirement, and subject files relating to the World Health Organization conference in Essen, Germany, oral immunization of wildlife, safety standards and a seminar in Maple, Ontario on “Public, Intra- and Inter-Agency Relations in Rabies Control programs: a review”

Photographs

Photographs of Dr. Rhodes at various professional meetings and functions. There are also several portraits of Dr. Rhodes in his office and at his desk as well as passport shots of himself and his wife Harriette.

Talks and addresses

This series contains copies of talks and addresses by Prof. French at professional meetings, symposia, and conferences. They are arranged chronologically and cover such research topics as upper atmospheric mass spectroscopy, the Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyser (TAGA), satellite aerodynamics, molecular beams and ion clustering. Not all talks were scientific in nature. Prof. French was often asked to speak about the role of engineering in space exploration and the relationship between university engineering research and industry as well as the commercialization of scientific applications. Historical talks include a paper on Canadian post-war aerospace development, a 1968 talk on Canadian development in space research, as well as papers telling the story of key scientific innovation such as the story on how TAGA and SCIEX came about and the role of the University of Toronto Innovation Foundation.

Teaching

This series is almost entirely made up of course lecture notes for undergraduate and graduate courses taught by Prof. French. Included here are lectures on Aeroelasticity, Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Gas Surface Interactions, Vacuum Technology, Applied Mass Spectrometry and Quadrapole Theory. There is also one file of Prof. French’s appraisal reports of Ph.D. thesis which are restricted.

Photographs

Photographs include a portrait of Prof French from 1990, several images of experimental equipment at UTIAS, a group shot of participants of a course on molecular beam methods at the New Hampton School (1965) and contact prints from the opening of the new wing at UTIAS in 1989.

Certificates

Certificates cover his period as a student, as a professional engineer with the City of Toronto and as an alumnus of the University of Toronto. This series also contains high school diploma from Malvern Collegiate Institute in Toronto (1924), Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (1929), Association of Professional Engineers (1939), U of T Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Spring Reunion certificate (June 1979) and Canadian Institute on Pollution Control recognition for period as President 1953-1964 (1965).

Artifacts

Includes: two trophies relating to bowling (1929-1930) and U of T Rowing club (1925); Chancellor’s Circle medal for the Spring reunion in1994 of engineering graduates of 1929; collection of pins for University of Toronto.

Freda Hawkins fonds

  • UTA 1357
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1994

Includes professional correspondence, lectures, manuscript of articles and addresses, research notes relating to her research on government immigration policy and practices. Also included are the records of the Advisory Board on Adjustments of Immigrants (1969-77) of which she was a member. Dr. Hawkins taught in the Political Science Department from 1966-1985 and served as an immigration consultant for several government bodies.

Hawkins, Freda

Article, addresses and reports

This series contains copies of Hawkin's articles, addresses and reports many of which were written while advisor to various levels of governments. Subjects that are covered include immigration law and policy, immigrants, migrants and refugees, multiculturalism and race relations. Of some significance is a copy of the "Tremblay Memo", to the then minister of Citizenship and Immigration which sought to redefine the role of voluntary agencies concerned with immigration.

J.K. Chambers fonds

  • UTA 1139
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2009

This fonds consists of one accession received in 2009. The fonds is arranged and described in ten series documenting Jack Chambers’ 35 year career as professor of linguistics, primarily at the University of Toronto, and his external activities as a forensic linguist, consultant and his passion for jazz. Series 1 contains personal records relating to his appointment, salary, and annual activity reports as a member of the faculty of the University of Toronto’s Centre (and later Department) of Linguistic Studies. Series 2 relates to his administrative activities in the Department and the University. Correspondence will be found in Series 3 and 4. Series 3 contains letters of reference and evaluation for students and colleagues. Series 4 contains more general correspondence with colleagues within and outside the University in the field of linguistics, with some correspondence predating his arrival at the University of Toronto. Series 5 Jazz contains files of correspondence, manuscripts, reviews, evaluations and other records documenting his special interest in this subject. Series 6 documents his teaching activities and contains course files, examination questions and tests as well as student evaluations for some of the courses he has taught. Series 7 Consulting contains files relating to his activities as a forensic linguistic and consultant in criminal and civil court cases, as well as written testimony for Trade Mark cases. Records relating to his publication activities will be found in Series 8 and 9. The majority of the files of articles (published and unpublished) relate to academic writings in the field of linguistics. Series 9 Books contain manuscripts and correspondence documenting his books on two jazz musicians (Miles Davis and Richard Twardzik), and one unpublished novel. There are no manuscripts for his eight books written or co-written on the field of linguistics. The final series, Series 10, documents a 10 year research project on Dialect Topography on various Canadian regions.

Chambers, John Kenneth (Jack)

University of Toronto Administration

Files in this series contain minutes of meetings and correspondence documenting activities in the Centre of Linguistics Studies and the Department of Linguistics. Files containing correspondence of the Centre of Linguistics for the 1960s (prior to Prof. Chambers appointment to the University), were acquired by Prof. Chambers from Prof. C.D. Ellis in 1991. In addition to these files, are files documenting Prof. Chambers’ activities relating to honorary degrees, search committees and visiting lecturers.

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