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Prangnell, Peter (oral history)

Oral history interview with Peter Prangnell conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers early education through to 1987. Focusses on the period 1966-1987 and his association with the University of Toronto, the administrative history of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, faculty, students, and curricula, entrance requirements, and plans for the School of Architectural Design and Technology.

Peter H. Russell fonds

  • UTA 1736
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2018

The Peter H. Russell fonds is comprised of three accessions: B2005-0001, B2017-0006, and B2019-0008. The records span over 60 years and document Prof. Russell’s academic career primarily with the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and as a recognized expert in the field of judicial, constitutional, and aboriginal politics.

Arranged in fourteen series, the records consist of correspondence, both personal and professional, manuscripts of published and unpublished works, addresses, talks and reviews, teaching and research materials. In particular, these records document the development of his expertise through the preparation of manuscripts, research, teaching and communication with colleagues at universities in Canada and internationally. Material also reflects Prof. Russell’s advocacy and active engagement in a number of national issues.

Correspondents in accession B2005-0001 include members of the Canadian judiciary such as Justices D. C. McDonald, Bora Laskin, Bertha Wilson, and Alan Linden, and politicians such as Bob Rae, Ian Scott, Ed Broadbent and Stephane Dion.

Both Series 6 (Professional activities and addresses) and Series 11 (Articles, reviews, published addresses and referee comments), contains samples of talks and addresses delivered to prominent bodies such as the Toronto Club, the Canadian Club (Toronto and Winnipeg), to university audiences and local community groups such as Learning Unlimited.

His public service activities with aboriginal groups, such as the Dene Nation, and with related governmental bodies, such as the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Ipperwash Inquiry, are documented in Series 5 (Consultation and public service). In addition to his academic activities, material from accession B2005-0001 in this series includes records relating to his community involvement with the Wychwood Rate Payer’s Association, the Bathurst-St. Clair Task Force, Legal Aid Committee, Ontario Liberal Association and University Settlement, among others.

Finally, material in this fonds provides significant coverage of Prof. Russell’s participation in associations and organizations such as the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy (Series 7) University of Toronto Faculty Association (Series 8), the College and Retiree Association of Canada (Sub-series 10.1) and the Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto (Sub-series 10.2).

Russell, Peter H.

Ernest Mastromatteo fonds

  • UTA 1524
  • Fonds
  • 1915-2011

This fonds contains records related to the professional activities and personal life of Dr. Ernest Mastromatteo, occupational physician. The bulk of the material in this fonds documents his roles as a medical practitioner, researcher, and occupational health director. The series documenting the activities of the Nickel Producers’ Environmental Research Association, an association Dr. Mastromatteo was heavily involved in during the 1980s, is the largest, with smaller series documenting his career at Inco, his work with the American Conference of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists, and his many projects, case studies, organizations, associations and societies, as well as legal cases he provided testimony in. There is also a relatively large amount of material documenting his research in the form of addresses, and additional material chronicling his time as a student at both the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and the School of Hygiene.

Records include correspondence, notebooks, publications, drafts, prints, reports, meeting minutes and memoranda.

Mastromatteo, Ernest

Amir Hassanpour fonds

  • UTA 1372
  • Fonds
  • 1920 - 2017

Fonds consists of records documenting the professional and personal life of Prof. Hassanpour, Kurdish-Iranian Marxist scholar and Professor at UofT’s Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. Material reflects key areas of Prof. Hassanpour’s research, most significantly Kurdish history and culture; the history of political movements, grassroots organization, and class struggle in Iran, Iraq and Turkey; and communication theory and sociolinguistics. Material includes correspondence with colleagues and scholars internationally, documentation of research with particular focus on Prof. Hassanpour’s dissertation and his Peasant Movement Project, records relating to conference presentations, interviews, and teaching, as well as his publishing activity.

Prof. Hassanpour was deeply invested in the preservation of Kurdish oral, visual, and textual documentary heritage as a response to the historical state suppression of cultural-political struggle of Kurdish people. Reflected in records throughout the fonds is Prof. Hassanpour’s work in pursuing the establishment of Kurdish Studies as a discipline, his work editing journals related to Kurdistan, and his effort in exposing and circulating books on Kurdish Studies to libraries and research institutions internationally. Prof. Hassanpour also actively collected and preserved Kurdish texts, dailies, and visual materials. This material is included in Series 9 (Reference material) and through bibliographic and audio material held in other repositories at the University of Toronto Libraries (please see the related material note below).

Hassanpour, Amir

Paikin, Marnie Marina Suzanne (oral history)

Oral history interview with Dr. Marnie Paikin conducted by Paul A. Bator. Covers her family and educational background through her Chairmanship of Governing Council. Focusses on the period 1972-1980 and her appointment to and service on Governing Council, its Academic Affairs Committee and Internal Affairs Committee, relationship with the University of Toronto Faculty Association, her assessment of the university in terms of its community role and major issues facing the Governing Council during her membership, notably racism and day care.

Paikin, Marnie Marina Suzanne

Reference material

Series consists of selected reference material collected by Prof. Hassanpour that is considered rare. Records include handwritten manuscripts, original historical documents, original or copied historical newspapers (mainly in Kurdish and Persian), bulletins, political declaration and reports. Subject matter covers Kurdish nationalism, political movements in Kurdistan and Iran, human rights, and language. Recordings include documentation of 1970’s internationalist student activism, recordings of several P.M. Dr. Mossadiq 1950’s speeches, and Kurdish folk music.

Research - General

Series documents Prof. Hassanpour’s research activity across a wide range of subject areas including Kurdish folklore, political history, and language, Marxist theory and criticism, communication theory, and Iranian and Kurdish political history. It includes documentation of Prof. Hassanpour’s involvement with, and reflections on, the first Kurdish satellite television station, MED-TV, that was based in Europe and directed to audiences in the Middle East and Turkey. Material in this series includes notes, correspondence, reports, annotated texts, and recorded interviews that were part of the Interview Kurdish Women Project.

Transcripts, questionnaires, and recordings

Sub-series includes transcripts, questionnaires, and recordings from the Kurdish oral history project which Professor Hassanpour designed and led as part of his historiography of the Peasant Movement in Mukriyan Kurdistan.

Research: Peasant Movement Project

Series consists of documentation related to Prof. Hassanpour’s Peasant Movement Project. This project intended to historicize and analyze the Mukriyan peasant movement from 1952 to 1953. Research included interviews organized by Prof. Hassanpour and studies of archival documents including United States Consulate- reports from Tabriz, declassified documents from the U.S. State Department and historical newspapers and dailies. Prof. Hassanpour’s work on this project spanned a large portion of his academic career: beginning his research in the 1970s, he finalized the planned manuscript prior to passing away in 2017. Material in this series includes background research, files related to the administration of the project, and recordings of interviews conducted with individuals who has witnessed or participated in the movement. Please see sub-series descriptions for additional detail.

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