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Correspondence

The correspondents in this series number just under four hundred individuals, of whom sixty-two read and commented on the entire manuscript (these names are listed on page 723 of the 2002 hardcover edition). The correspondents include Professor Friedland’s research assistants, archivists in the University of Toronto Archives, officials and editors at the University of Toronto Press, other editors, writers and independent researchers with an interest in the University’s history, and members of the public that Professor Friedland met in the course of his research and his giving of talks about the history of the University. The majority of the correspondents are academics and administrative personnel at the University of Toronto and elsewhere who were asked for information or offered their expertise. Some of the correspondence is post-publication reaction to the book.

The research assistants (in addition to those listed in Series I), are Sara Burke, David Bronskill, Colin Grey, Graham Rawlinson and Katrina Wyman. Of the staff in the University of Toronto Archives, Harold Averill was seconded part-time to the project to direct the researchers to the appropriate sources in the University Archives, to offer his knowledge of the history of the University and to read the manuscript. Other correspondents from the Archives are Garron Wells (University Archivist), Marnee Gamble (special media archivist) and Loryl MacDonald (administrative records archivist). The University of Toronto Press, the publisher of the book, is represented by Val Cooke, Ani Deyirmenjian, Malgosia Halliop, Bill Harnum, Anne Laughlin,
Melissa Pitts, and Ron Schoeffel. Presidents (past and current) of the University represented are: Robert Birgeneau, Claude Bissell, George Connell, Robert Prichard, and David Strangway. Some of the academics and university administrators forwarded drafts of articles or excerpts from books they were writing, while others commented on the manuscript or portions thereof. Papers or lengthy memoranda and reports are present on a cross-section of activities, disciplines themes and individuals relating to the University including (with the names of the correspondents in brackets). They include the admission of women (Sara Burke), botanical gardens (John Court), chemistry (Susanne McClelland), Connaught Laboratories (George Connell), engineering (Richard White), fees policy (David Stager), gays and lesbians (David Rayside), Jacob Hirschfelder (Sheldon J. Godfrey), Margaret Eaton School (John Byl), history of medicine (Jacalyn Duffin), medicine (David Bronskill), No. 4 General Hospital at Salonika, Greece during World War I (Mary Louise Gaby), philosophy (John Slater), the proposed Wolfe’s University (D. V. Anderson), women (Katrina Wyman), and women in graduate studies (Natalie Zemon Davis).

In addition to letters, the files may contain articles, notes, memoranda, background documents and publications, and the occasional press clipping A few of the files contain historical items, dating back to 1887, that had belonged early graduates and were forwarded by their descendants, Professor Friedland’s correspondents. The detailed comments on the drafts of the book by the correspondents in this series may, for the most part, be found in Series 4.

John Herbert Milnes fonds

  • UTA 1584
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1951

Personal records of John Herbert Milnes, as a student in Arts at Trinity College (1934-1941) and in the University Extension program (1951), and as a member of No. 4 Company, University of Toronto Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps (1940-1946), consisting of certificates, notes, training manuals and other publications relating primarily to his military service.

Milnes, John Herbert

Stuart Grenville Hennessey fonds

  • UTA 1371
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1985

Personal records of Dr. Hennessey documenting his academic activities as professor in Dept. of Political Economy, especially with Extension and Professional Association education. Includes correspondence (1949-1985), lecture notes and course outlines (1933-1983); student assignments, student marks, essays and examinations (printed) (1924-1983); subject files; photographs.

Hennessey, Stuart Grenville

Publishing

This series contains mainly galleys of pasted text for what is presumed to be Kaleidoscopes: selected writings of H.S.M. Coxeter. It also includes approximately 150-200 geometrical drawings, some original, others printed, but presumably most drawn by Coxeter for his many publications. Finally one file contains a typescript entitled “Summary of the first six chapters of Coxeter’s Projective Geometry, 1964”.

Series also contains copies of Professor Coxeter's publications on mathematical problems that have been translated into other languages. This series does not contain any manuscripts to any of the 12 books Coxeter wrote. Series 2, Professional Correspondence, contains some correspondence with publishers regarding some of his books.

Lorraine C. Smith fonds

  • UTA 1787
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1959

Student course notes, exercises, laboratory reports, examinations, and other records relating to Dr. Smith's undergraduate and graduate courses as a student in physiology, biochemistry, physics, etc at the University of Toronto.

Smith, Lorraine C.

Manuscripts and publications

Series contains manuscripts and publications that McKay either wrote or kept in his files. Although the majority of pieces address scientific matters, the series also includes a Junior Prize Essay (“Fathers Versus Sons”) that McKay wrote while still in high school. A number of pieces, including the aforementioned “Fathers Versus Sons,” are to be found in journals or magazines, which have been included in the fonds both so as to preserve context and because many of them are no longer in print. It is worth noting that four of the articles in the series were coauthored, rather than sole-authored, by McKay. These are: “The Decay of Nitrogen Afterglow,”
“”The Decay of the Populations of Metastable Atoms and Ions from the Same D-C. Discharge in Neon,” “Effect of Previous History on Switching Rate in Ferrites,” and “The Hall Effect and Resistivity in Tellurium.” The series also includes McKay’s PhD dissertation, The Measurement of the Dialectric Constant of Electrolytes, and the high school physics textbook he co-authored with D.G. Ivey and which his sister, Marjorie, illustrated.

Derek York fonds

  • UTA 1979
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2014

Personal records of Derek York, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Toronto. Included are mass spectrometer log books and the world's first mass spectrometer manual; laser manual for the earliest commercially available high-powered laser; instruction manuals, laboratory notes, argon geochronology laboratory reports; Pat Smith's lab books; sample maps, photographs, offprints and articles; contracts and contract reports; research binder on birds; other research binders, including some with Pat Smith and also some of the latter's lab books; press clippings about Professor York; floppy discs.

York, Derek

Geoffrey E. Buerger fonds

  • UTA 1054
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1981

Correspondence, notes, memoranda, ballots and score sheets, flyers, brochures, posters, booklets, and related material documenting Geoffrey Buerger’s activities with the University of Toronto Debating Union and tournaments in Hart House at the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario, Dalhousie University, McGill University, Brown University, and the University of London.

Buerger, Geoffrey E.

University of Toronto. Centre of Criminology fonds

  • UTA 0014
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1980

This fonds contains 3 accessions of records from the Centre of Criminology. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Centre for Criminology

Univerisity of Toronto. International Student Centre fonds

  • UTA 1893
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1970

This fonds contains 2 accessions from the Univerisity of Toronto's International Student Centre. See accession-level description for details.

Univerisity of Toronto. International Student Centre

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