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Architecture, art and design juries

Professor Richards has been since the early 1980s an active participant on architecture, art and design juries. The juries adjudicated projects ranging from student competitions to architectural grants (Canada Council), urban design awards (Etobicoke, Mississauga, Scarborough, Toronto), public art competitions (City of Waterloo, ice sculptures in Toronto), building projects (Coptic community master plan and cathedral, new city hall for Markham, Ontario), redevelopment projects such as Harbourfront and Pearson Airport, to architectural awards. Professor Richards was not a member of the jury for the Kitchener City Hall competition (1989) but he assembled a lot of material and also wrote about it. He was also a member of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority’s selection committee for lead architect in its Lester B. Pearson International Airport transformation project (1997).

The files contain correspondence, notes, photographs, architectural drawings, press coverage and reports. The arrangement is chronological and by the name of the project. The full name and date of each competition is listed in Professor Richards’ curriculum vitae (B2007-0011/001(02)-(06).

Advising, assessing and consulting

In addition to his work as a juror, Professor Richards was active as a consultant or advisor to a number of projects, most associated with architectural and design, but some with academic matters such as tenure and the external supervision of theses. Some of the activities listed in his curriculum vitae are filed with other series and others are not documented in this series. The arrangement is chronologically by the name of the organization or individual concerned. The files may contain any or all of the following: correspondence, notes, memoranda, reports, photographs, architectural drawings and site plans.

The most heavily documented of his consulting work is with the selection of an architect for the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, the Environmental Sciences Building at Trent University; as a thesis advisor (1989-1990) to Brian Christianson of Miami University whose thesis was on Canadian architecture; as a member of the 2006 program review for the School of Architecture at McGill University; and his being a consultant to and a member of the Royal Ontario Museum’s architectural advisory committee regarding ‘Renaissance ROM’ and Daniel Libeskind’s project.. Two other well documented activities are his work as a member of the curatorial advisory board of Power Plant (1987-1990) and as a member of the visiting team of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (USA) to Texas State University (1992).

Manuscripts and publications

Professor Richards’ interest in nurturing a broad understanding of an appreciation for the art of architecture, especially as it applies to modern architecture and the influences on him, ranging from Japanese and Chinese architecture to the design of commercial advertisements and popular cultural events such as raves, are documented in his writings. This series covers unpublished manuscripts and many, but not all, of the articles and books listed in Professor Richards’ curriculum vitae (June 2004), along with some that have appeared since. The arrangement is by name of title, filed chronologically.

The series begins with two boxes of files of articles about Professor Richards or in which he is mentioned. These are followed by letters to the editor, book reviews, and manuscripts and publications. The principal unpublished work is ‘The latent energies of Michelangelo’s private library’ (1974). The last title in the series is Richard’s foreword to Chu Dongzhu’s Starting design on architecture (2006).

Addresses

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.

Correspondence

This series consists of correspondence from individuals and organizations throughout most of his academic career. The correspondence covers a wide variety of subjects and issues, and should be consulted along with other series described in this finding aid.
This series is arranged in 2 groups: correspondence arranged alphabetically by name of writer and correspondence by subject. Writers include colleagues such as David Catchpole, J.D.G. Dunn, Charlie Moule, Ben Meyer, Wayne McCready and Prof. Richardson’s brother, Douglas Richardson, professor of fine art at the University of Toronto. Subject files include correspondence with academic associations, journals and publishers, on individuals such as Victor Graham, John Franklin, George Brooke, Douglas Le Pan, among others. Also included is a file “Honors and Honorarium” which supplements personal information in Series 1.

Other presentations and informal lectures

This series contains files documenting Prof. Richardson’s presentations generally outside the community of scholars associated with pure academic religious studies. As a recognized expert and scholar in his field, Prof. Richardson was frequently invited to speak to groups both inside and outside the University, in informal settings. Files in this series may contain manuscripts, notes, correspondence, programmes and other documents prepared for presentations to church groups like Temple Emanu-El and the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, members of the general public, students, faculty, associations and others interested in historical or current topics relating to religion. Unlike Series 9 and 10, this series contains works not usually submitted for publication or other scholarly distribution. In addition, one will find some of his earliest presentations, mainly in the form of sermons, delivered while a student in divinity and campus minister at Knox College in the University of Toronto (see /034(01)-(06)).

Scholarly papers

In addition to published works, Prof. Richardson made numerous presentations at conferences, symposia, invited lectures, memorials, convocations, and other occasions. The papers contained in this series were, for the most part, prepared for academic and other scholarly activities such as meetings of associations like the Society for Biblical Literature, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Canadian Society for the Study of Religion and the SNTS and represent a significant portion of Prof. Richardson’s body of work. Other presentations were made at many Canadian universities as invited lecturer and to various groups at the University of Toronto. A few files contain papers submitted, but never published. Indeed, many of these presentations are on topics that formed the basis of future publications. Researchers are therefore referred to Series 10 for topics of written works not represented in this series.

Files may contain correspondence, manuscripts, and notes.

Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

This series contains a variety of correspondence and subject files containing reports, briefs and studies mainly relating to the School of Nursing (later the Faculty of Nursing). Among the records are files containing copies of studies on the relationship between Sunnybrook Hospital and the School of Nursing (1967), and copies of briefs and submissions prepared by directors of the School of Nursing such as Dr.Helen M. Carpenter to the Government of Ontario and the University in the 1960s and early 1970s. Records relating to her period as Dean (1979-1988) include manuscripts of reports and studies, correspondence on presentation on the Institute of Nursing Science (1988), annual reports and a long term plan. Also included are files relating to the Margaret Allemang Centre.

University of Toronto

This series contains correspondence, notes, reports, relating to Ivey’s career at the University of Toronto, beginning as assistant professor of physics in 1949 through to his appointments as Principal of New College (1963-1974), Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies) in the Department of Physics, and Vice-president Institutional relations (1980-1984). Correspondence within the Physics Department (1966-1990) is filed separately from various subject files documenting other administrative activities within the University (1955-1991). Included are files on Polyanyi Fund for science and Society (1988-1991), Joint Committee of the Toronto Board of Education and the University of Toronto, Television Committee (1955-1956), Presidential Advisory Committee on undergraduate instruction in Faculty of Arts and Science (1965), among others.

Pre-university education activities

Prof. Ivey was involved in the development of high school curriculum in physics, particularly Grade XIII. Within this series will be found records relating to his role as Examiner-in-chief and examiner for Ontario for the Grade XIII provincial examination. Also documented are his activities with the Physical Science Study Committee (PSSC) developing four teaching films with Dr. J. Hume. The films, produced at the PSSC studio in Boston were: Frames of Reference, Universal Gravitation, Periodic Motion, and Random Events.

Research and teaching materials

This series contains notebooks on polymer research, ca 1949, an expense book relating to his participation on the Canadian High Polymer Forum ca 1950-51 and a notebook on students made at staff meetings ca 1950-51.

Research files

These files consist of correspondence, notes, photographs and negatives, articles used for research, and drafts of manuscripts relating to Professor Rouillard's ongoing research about the Turks in French history, thought, and literature.

Office of the Principal

This series consists of the subject files for this office during Prof. Schabas' tenure as Principal. Files are arranged alphabetically by title and contain correspondence, financial statements, minutes of meetings, notes,etc. File titles include among others the Ministry of Employment and Immigration, Metro Toronto, the Canadian National Exhibition, Canadian Music Council, Guelph Spring Festival, Frederick Harris Music Co,and the New Music School.

Professional correspondence

This series consists of correspondence, reports, and notes relating to his professional activities as a consultant, author, teacher and administrator with the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and with other professional associations relating to music. Included, among others, are files relating to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chalmers Performing Arts Training Grants Programme, National Orchestra Association, Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras, among others. Five files relating to the Musical Performance and Communications Programme are also included (Box 20, files 05 to 09).

Reviews and evaluations

This series contains reviews of various kinds either written by Prof. Richardson as a recognized expert in religious studies or about Prof. Richardson’s literary works. They are arranged in three groupings: reviews by others of his literary works (mainly books), reviews written by Prof. Richardson on other scholars’ works and published in various periodicals, and finally, evaluations by Prof. Richardson of manuscripts submitted for publication by scholarly journals.

Other professional activities

As a recognized scholar in both religious studies and architecture, Prof. Richardson participated in both academic associations as well as non-academic organizations. During his career Prof. Richardson was a member of a number of scholarly associations relating to the study of religious studies. For example, this series documents his involvement in the Society for New Testament Studies, including his involvement in the planning of the Toronto conference in 1980, as well as chair of the seminar “NT Texts in their Cultural Environment” from 1989-1994. Records relating to his involvement as Managing Editor of Studies in Religion published by the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion and his involvement in the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies will be found at the Queen’s University Archives where the fonds of these organizations are preserved. Records relating to his involvement in the Society of Biblical Literature are preserved in the Society’s Archives at Drew University in New Jersey.

In the 1990s Prof. Richardson was site architect for two archaeological excavations in Israel and records relating to both these excavations will be found in this series. The first of these excavations was sponsored by the University of Rochester and the University of Tel Aviv at the Yodefat Excavations. In addition to his role as site architect, Prof. Richardson was also guest lecturer and participant during the summers of 1994, 1996. During 1996 and 1997 he acted as consultant to a film crew and architects at that site. The files documenting the Yodefat site include correspondence, notes, travel arrangements, and an article submitted to the Globe & Mail documenting the 1996 trip.

The second archaeological site was at Khirbet Cana and was sponsored by the University of Puget Sound, Seattle. Prof. Richardson participated in the summer of 1999 and 2000 in capacities of lecturer and site architect. Prof. Richardson along with his co-architects, prepared reports on their tasks including preparation of drawings of the site and some architectural fragments, mentoring students and making formal educational presentations. Files on this archaeological site contain reports, correspondence, photographs, and original drawings of the site by Prof. Richardson. In addition to these duties, he also led a tour group to the site and to Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

In 2001 he was approached by Dr. Jonathan Reed at the University of La Verne (California) to participate as site architect for possible excavations at Alexandria Troas or at Pisidian Antioch in Turkey for the summer of 2002. One file documents the discussion on this project, but the potential donor withdrew his offer of funding for the excavations and the plans did not proceed any further.

Prof. Richardson also served non-academic organizations in various capacities. Records relating to his involvement in the Ontario Heritage Foundation (OHF) and Visual Bible International (VBI) will be found in this series. In 1994 he was appointed to the Board of the OHF where he served as Chair of the Revenue Generation Task Force, as a member of the Properties Committee, and Co-chair of the Fundraising Committee.

In 2002, he became a member of the Board of Visual Bible International, Inc. (VBI) and chair of its Advisory Committee (2002-2005). VBI, a Toronto-based company, was a publicly traded faith-based media company. The purpose of this company was to produce the Bible in full-scale film format for showing in commercial theatres. The role of the Advisory Committee was to collaborate in the creative development and film producing process relating to the appropriate choice of Books of the Bible. Garth Drabinsky was producer. One film, Gospel of John, was completed and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2003. Records on this activity consist of correspondence, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, script and production files for the film Gospel of John as well as Prof. Richardson’s manuscript and slides list for a lecture given in 2002. The company went into receivership in 2005. Preliminary work was done on a second film, Gospel of Mark.

Correspondence

This series contains a mixture of both personal and professional correspondence belonging to W.E. Gallie. Notable collections within this series include letters written to and from Colonel J.A. MacFarlane, Consulting Surgeon, Canadian Army Overseas, correspondence with Dr. W.G. Bigelow, and correspondence with well-known American Surgeon Dr. Rudolph Matas. The files in this series are arranged chronologically.

Addresses

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.

Personal files

This series consists of a curriculum vitae and a single piece of memorabilia, a program for the fifth annual frosh review presented by the Students’ Association of Carleton College in the fall of 1956, just as Dr. Bissell began his presidency of the College.

Manuscripts and publications

There are only a few files in this series, consisting of some book reviews, and drafts and offprints of articles that appeared between 1968 and the early 1970s. The arrangement of the files is chronological.

Photographs

Panoramic photograph taken on the balcony of Tienamen Square, Beijing, China, 1 May 1962. Dr. Bissell is on the left of the rear row. Identifications on the backing of the photograph.

Professional correspondence

Throughout his long career, Dr. Farrar had contact with the world’s leading physicians and psychiatrists. The records in this series document these professional connections. Records include letters from Sir William Osler , Sir David Henderson and Franz Nissl. Also included is correspondence from Dr. Farrar’s colleagues on the American Journal of Psychiatry such as Edward Brush, G. Alder Blumer, Henry M. Hurd and Charles Macfie Campbell. Canadian correspondents include Dr. C. K. Clark, Clarence Hincks, and Robert Noble.

Research

This series begins with a folder of reports prepared by Dr. Till on his research and intended primarily for internal administrative use, for notation in academic journals, for entries in volumes such as Canadian Who’s Who and, latterly, online sources. The years covered are 1987-2001.
The remaining files contain correspondence, notes, drafts of reports and support material for the following areas of research: growth models, ‘stochastic models of population growth’, repression genetics, and Iceland and privacy legislation, associated with which is a copy Evangeline Racha’s master’s thesis for Stanford University, “Iceland’s decode genetics: bellwether for population genomics research” (2001). The ‘stochastic models’ file relates to the early famous paper by Drs. Till, McCulloch and Siminovitch and contains correspond-ence and notes, with related papers, between Drs. Till and W. A. O’N. Waugh for the years 1963 to1967.

Consulting

Professor Fuss has served as a consultant to government and industry for many years, but only two projects are documented in this series, his work as a member of the Price Measurement Advisory Committee at Statistics Canada and a study he did for United Communications Ltd. on long distance telephone service in Canada.

Family correspondence

Note from Bliss: "These files include extensive correspondence with my mother; some correspondence with my brother, J.Q. Bliss, who died in 1969; much correspondence regarding my young brother, R.Q. Bliss; letters from members of Elizabeth Bliss's family; and the beginnings of correspondence with our children."

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