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Records of the Task Force on the Charles Street Lands

Sub-series consists of minutes of the Task Force as well as memoranda regarding the development projects, correspondence, statements and briefs, reports re development strategy, and other records. Also includes minutes of the Property Sub-Committee (of the Steering Committee) discussing the development of the lands (prior to the establishment of the Task Force).

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Board of Regents Task Force Committee

Records of the Campaign Committee

Sub-series consists of minutes of the first Campaign Committee, the Special Names Committee / Special Subscription Committee and joint meeting minutes of the two. Also consists of records relating to the Campaign Fund (including appeal letters by Margaret Addison. Sub-series also consists of records of the later Campaign Committee which oversaw the "Renewing the Heritage" Campaign which coincided with the Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1986.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Board of Regents Campaign Committee

Records of the Commission of University Government, 1969-1972

Sub-series consists of records of the Chairman including minutes, notes, reports, and other records; subject binder containing correspondence, briefs, reports, memos, and other material; miscellaneous records; drafts of interim report and related material; and final reports ; and records of the Bursar including minutes (of the Mini—CUG Report Committee), reports, and correspondence and other records.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Board of Regents Commission on University Government

Awards

Subseries consists of records relating to various awards given to Dr. Franklin. Records include correspondence, ceremony invitations and programs, acceptance speech notes and texts, letters of congratulations, photographs, certificates, awards and plaques.

General

Subseries consists of various records relating to administrative matters at the University of Toronto, including the Peace Studies Program, the IHPST Council, the Confucian Institute, and a proposed Science Policy and Economics Centre.

Subseries also documents various advocacy done at the University of Toronto, including efforts for university divestment from South Africa (1986); opposition to the awarding of an honorary degree to Helmut Kohl (Chancellor of Germany from 1982-1988); work done with Pollution Probe; the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women; the inquiry into alleged discrimination against Dr. Kin-Yip Chun at the University of Toronto; andthe teaching assistant strike (1991?). There is also a subject file on the university and research policy (1988-1998)

Subseries also includes 2 photographs: a portrait of Anna Jameson, the first and founding executive secretary for the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and a photo of Dr. Franklin with Betty Isbister, Michelle Landsburg, Rose Wolf and 2 unidentified women at the 20th anniversary of women at Hart House (1993).

General correspondence of Nathanael Burwash

This series consists of a copybook of Burwash's outgoing correspondence arranged chronologically and indexed by surname of correspondent at the beginning of the volume. The letters deal with a variety of financial and academic matters relating to Victoria University, most notably the raising of funds for the new Birge-Carnegie Library.

Administrative files

Sub-series pertains to Dr. Farrar’s administrative duties as medical director of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital and as head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Records include: newspaper clippings, provincial resolutions, and reports. Also included is correspondence concerning the establishment of T.P.H., staff appointments, nursing and general administrative matters. In addition, this series contains small pencil sketches drawn by Dr. Frederick Banting during the opening of the new psychiatric clinic in the Hospital for Sick Children, January 1937. The sketches are of Drs. Bott, Kanner, Parsons, Primrose and Cody. These sketches can be found among the photographs in Box /003P (13).

Textual records

Sub-series I consists of the textual records pertaining to Dr. Farrar’s family and personal life from 1881 to 1970. The records consists mainly of correspondence to and from Dr. Farrar’s mother, Marie Farrar, his father, Thomas Jefferson Farrar, his first wife, Evelyn Lewis Farrar, and their daughters, Evelyn and Clarice. In addition, the records also document his friends, early life and high school education in Cattaraugus, New York. Types of records include: invitations and cards; marriage certificates; passports; personal business correspondence; correspondence with Cattaraugus friends; and high school course notes. Also included are Dr. Farrar’s personal writings such as a diary, a travel diary, and short stories.

University Committees

Contains the records of the following groups:

Chinese Laser Group, 1974-1985
Presidential Advisory Committee on Institutional Strategy, 1982-1984
Committee on Research, 1980-1982
Renewal, 1986
Report on Engineering Science, 1970

Reviews and reports

Files contain correspondence, referee reports, comments and criticisms, recommendations regarding publication and drafts of articles by 3rd parties with Hollanders notations. Hollander worked on various editorial boards including the History of Political Economy or HOPE (Duke University), Canadian Journal of Economics, Utilitas (University College, London), Journal of the History Economic Thought, American Economic Review, Research in Political Economy, The Oxford Economic Papers, the Journal of Historical Ideas, the Journal of Political Economy, Routledge Publishing and Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology. There is also one file in B1998-0027 relating to his comments as a reader or reviewer for publishers.

Contemporary photographs

Jones was an avid participant at many university activities and events especially those related specifically to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Photographs in this series reflect his role as Engineering Archivist as well as his interest in amateur photography. Contained in this series are photographs both taken by Jones and collected by him to document events such as convocations, memorials, award ceremonies, dinners, graduation balls, dignitary visits, dedications, building openings, retirements and open houses. There are also images that specifically document Jones attending many of the numerous events as well as other professional activities.

The most well documented events include: the Engineering Centenary celebrations in 1973; the mounting of the lintel from the Old S.P.S. building and the installation of Becca's H in front of the Galbraith building; the fire, rebuilding and reopening of the Sir Sandford Fleming building 1977-82; the excavation of the site of the old Observatory, 1979; the installation of John Black Aird as Chancellor of the University; the design, construction and installation of the Sundial, 1993.

Course descriptions

This subseries consists of records relating to course descriptions of courses that Prof MacDowell taught at U of T, York, and McMaster. These records consist of syllabi, course descriptions, and reading lists.

Constitutional Working Group

The series begins with the records of the Constitutional Working Group (CWG), whose purpose was to "advise the Attorney General and support the Deputy Ministers' Committee in the work which it is undertaking in the post-Meech environment."

General and administrative files

This sub-series documents NiPERA’s communications, meetings, participation in conferences, as well as general and specific administration activities. Record types include notes, drafts, papers, correspondence, minutes, reports and memoranda.

These records are arranged with general files at the front, followed by general correspondence, annual meetings, other meetings and conferences, bulletins, chairman’s reports, subject files and assorted documents at the end. Each of these sections is arranged chronologically, except for the subject files, which are arranged alphabetically.

Internal reports

This subseries consists of generally unpublished Internal reports, written alone or with colleagues on various subjects such as asymmetric spectrometers, two-lens spectrometer, magnetic fields near magnetic lenses, and the precision positron comparator. The report entitled "A proposed superconducting-cavity electron accelerator for the University of Toronto" (Nov. 1974) was not funded and according to Prof. Paul "determined many a change in my subsequent career". For correspondence relating with other University of Toronto colleagues see Series I.

B2009-0041/001(04)–(05) consists of notes on the Nilsson Model; and "Atomic Collisions with Positrons", Part III of a report supporting the application of members of the University of Toronto Physics Department for a superconducting electron linear accelerator (Sep. 1974).

Other events

Sub-series consists of 168 audio cassettes and 9 videocassettes from other assorted events, talks, and retreats given by l'Arche International. These cassettes do not explicitly fit into the other series in the l'Arche International collection. They have been arranged according to the type of event whenever possible. Sub-series also includes a binder which functioned as a catalogue of the majority of the cassettes that were housed at l'Arche Daybreak. This binder reflects many of the same series, and is located in box 56.

Awards and honourary degrees

Sub-series consists of awards and honourary degrees bestowed upon Henri Nouwen by various academic institutions, religious and community organizations, and literary associations, including correspondence and memorabilia relating to the awards and award ceremonies.

Course lectures, handouts, reading, and student notes

Sub-series consists of bound volumes of materials and loose documents created and used by Nouwen for his teaching positions various academic institutions in both North America and Europe. This includes reading notes, preparation notes, lecture notes, typed lecture summaries, course handouts and syllabi, many of which are heavily annotated by Nouwen. It also includes lectures, letters, notes, assignments and course evaluations produced by Nouwen's students and teaching assistants. In addition to the course-specific bound volumes, there are two bound volumes that are labelled as "miscellaneous class material" that relate to Nouwen's early career from 1959 to 1976. This sub-series has been divided into 22 sub-sub series based on the course titles and subjects which Nouwen taught between 1961 and 1994, except for one sub-sub series involving the two-volume set of collected class materials mentioned above.
The sub-sub series are:

  1. Developmental Psychology
  2. Psychology of Personality
  3. Abnormal Psychology
  4. Psychology of Religion
  5. Pastoral Care
  6. Christian Spirituality
  7. Ministry to the Elderly
  8. Hospitality
  9. Discipline and Discipleship
  10. Prison Ministry
  11. Collected Class Materials
  12. The Life and Works of Thomas Merton
  13. Ministry and Spirituality
  14. Ministry in Non-Religious Institutions
  15. The Ministry of Vincent Van Gogh
  16. Compassion
  17. Education and Community
  18. Hesychasm
  19. Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry
  20. Spiritual Direction / Spiritual Life and Spiritual Direction
  21. Introduction to the Spiritual Life
  22. Early Dutch course material

Gymnasium records

Sub-series consists of essays written by Nouwen during his years at Gymnasium - a grammar school in the Netherlands for students aged 12 to 18 years who aim to attend university. Top students would learn Latin and Greek.

Principal

The subseries B.1 Principal covers the years 1963 to 1993 and 2004. The Principal of the University of Toronto Scarborough is the chief executive and chief academic officer of the university. The Principal is also a vice-president of the University of Toronto. The materials in this subseries were gathered during the administrations of the following Principals: A.F.W. Plumptre (1965-1972), D.R. Campbell (1972-1975), A.D. Allen (1976), J.E. Foley (1976, 1978-1984), S.J. Colman (1981), G.R. Williams (1984-1989), Paul Thompson (1989-1993), and Kwong-loi Shun (2004-2006). The files mostly comprise professional correspondence and other documents issued directly from the principal.

Materials regarding Thomas Merton

Sub-series consists of materials collected by Nouwen related to Thomas Merton. Sub-series includes newspaper articles, mimeographed letters from Merton, several copies of Merton’s manuscripts and several of Merton’s commercially produced audio cassette recordings of his talks to the monks and community of the Abbey of Gethsemani. Sub-series also contains Nouwen’s own records of the materials he collected on Merton. Sub-series also includes materials relating to Merton’s death in 1968 and homilies of funeral services held in his honour.

Letters

Subseries includes correspondence both written and sent to Kathleen Parlow from 1868-1967. Subseries also includes envelopes and a few newspaper clippings, perhaps included in the letters. Notable writers include Leopold Auer who was Kathleen Parlow's teacher.

Scores and parts

Subseries includes manuscript scores with parts for various ensembles with Phil Nimmons acting as main author. The subseries includes music for orchestra, for orchestra and chorus, for jazz ensemble (Nimmons ‘N’ Nine), for jazz combo, for instrumental ensemble, and incidental music for radio plays.

Last wills and testaments

Sub-series consists of three files regarding the wills of various individuals and estates of whom Watson was executrix, or where Watson was a beneficiary.

Files include:

  • 2006 01 949 Correspondence and will regarding the estate of Dr. M.A.D. (Agatha) Myatt, 1965
  • 2006 01 950 Correspondence, legal documents and will of the estate of Mary Ida Elwena Doherty and sale of Doherty home 1980 - 1985
  • 2006 01 951 Correspondence and will of the estate of Helen Ruth Humphrey 1985
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