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Slemon, Gordon (oral history)

Interview of Professor Gordon Slemon of the Department of Electrical Engineering by Valerie Schatzker as part of the Library Oral History Project. Interview conducted on Nov. 25 and Dec. 6, 1988 and Feb. 17, 21 and March 2, 1989.

Slemon, Gordon

Stuart, Ronald Stiles (oral history)

Interview recorded as part of the Library Oral History Project by Robin Harris of Ronald Stewart who was a student in chemistry during World War II, 1940-1944. Discusses life as a student with observations on the programme, faculty, facilities and extra-curricular activitities.

Stuart, Ronald Stiles

Wright, Peter Murrell (oral history)

Oral history interview with former Dean Peter Wright conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers his family background and education through his tenure as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Focusses on the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, its Deans and curricula, 1968-1987, and the administrative history of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, 1970-1987.

Wright, Peter Murrell

Baird, George Philip (oral history)

Oral history interview with George Philip Baird, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with his decision to become a professional architect, and focusses on the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, its curricula, faculty and administration. Also discusses his student years and position on the faculty, 1967-1987, architectural practice, research, and writing and other Schools of Architecture.

Baird, George Philip

Pragnell, Peter Neville (oral history)

Oral history interview with Peter Neville 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.

Pragnell, Peter Neville

Ignatieff, George (oral history)

Oral history interview with Dr. George Ignatieff, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with his birth, life in and escape from Russia and ends with his Chancellorship of the University of Toronto. Focusses on his association with the University of Toronto and discusses entrance requirements, A.B. Fennell, curricula, student activities, Oxford University, service with Canadian Dept. of External Affairs, Trinity College while Provost, 1972-1978, student-administrator relations, Hart House, Nicholas Ignatieff and the Office of the Chancellor.

Ignatieff, George

Diamond, Abel Joseph "Jack" (oral history)

Oral history interview with A.J. Diamond conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers his family background, life and education in South Africa and ends with a discussion of his membership on the Advisory Board to Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto 1987. Focusses on the period 1962-1987, discussing his graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, the administrative history of the Faculty of Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture, its curricula, faculty and his teaching vocation and private architectural practice.

Diamond, Abel Joseph "Jack"

Spelt, Jacob (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Jacob Spelt conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers his life in the Netherlands and the effects of World War I through to 1987. Focusses on the Dept. of Geography, its curricula, and faculty. Discusses the Faculty of Arts and Science, particularly during his tenure as Associate Dean. Subjects discussed include admission, curricula, budgeting, appointments, promotions and tenure, salaries and allowances. Also discusses the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture while Dean, 1982-1984, its faculty, curricula, and student-faculty relations.

Spelt, Jacob

Morgan, Brian (oral history)

Oral history interview with Brian Morgan conducted by Paul A. Bator. Discusses the life of a student politician at the University of Toronto. Focusses on Trinity College, Students' Administrative Council, student housing, the role of students in university government, the transition to unicameralism and events leading to the construction of and undergraduate access to the Robarts Library, and student-administrator relations.

Morgan, Brian

Shepherd, Ronald M. H. "Ron" (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor R.M.H. Shepherd conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers early education in Barbados through to time of interview. Focusses on his association with the University of Toronto from 1949 in the Dept. of Classics, University College and its principals, the Office of the Registrar, the Faculty of Arts and Science, curricula, the transition to unicameralism and the University of Toronto Faculty Association.

Shepherd, Ronald M. H. "Ron"

Coxeter, Harold Scott MacDonald (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Harold S.M. Coxeter conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with his family background, early education and choice of career and ends with a discussion of his activities in retirement. Focusses on period 1935-1986 and the Dept. of Mathematics, appointments, promotions and tenure, curricula and geometry, research and teaching.

Coxeter, Harold Scott Macdonald

Williams, David Carlton "Carl" (oral history)

Oral history interview with Dr. David Carlton Williams conducted by Paul A. Bator. Covers the period from 1950 to 1982. Focusses on audio-visual education, the Division of University Extension, curricula and students. Discusses appointments, promotions and tenure, salaries and allowances, the planning of Scarborough and Erindale Colleges and the Robarts Library, as well as the Culture and Technology Group, an informal group of faculty including Marshall McLuhan, and compares and contrasts the University of Western Ontario with the University of Toronto.

Williams, David Carlton "Carl"

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

Watson, Gordon Alfred Brabant (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Gordon Alfred Brabant Watson conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers family history through to time of interview, focussing on the period 1945-1984. Discusses his undergraduate work on Philosophy at McGill University, his developing interest in forensic psychiatry, Trinity College, the development of the compulsory course in Religious Knowledge into a Centre for Religious Studies, the administrative history of the Centre for Criminology, student-administrator relations during his Associate Deanship of the Faculty of Arts and Science and his participation in the Ethics Committee of the Addiction Research Foundation and the Human Subjects Review Committee in 1977.

Watson, Gordon Alfred Brabant

Blackburn, Robert Harold (oral history)

Oral history interview with Dr. Robert Harold Blackburn conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers the period 1919-1986, focussing on the years 1947-1981. Topics covered include family background, primary and secondary education, studies at the University of Alberta, library education at the University of Toronto and Columbia University, the University of Toronto Library, administration, architecture and buildings, planning, acquisitions, co-operation with other research libraries, staff and the development of automated systems, the Senate, Board of Governors, the Library Oral History Project, William Stewart Wallace, and Sigmund Samuel.

Blackburn, Robert H.

Ross, Malcolm MacKenzie (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Malcolm Mackenzie Ross, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers the period ca. 1930-1983 from Ross's undergraduate years at University of New Brunswick through his appointment to the Centre for Canadian Studies at Edinborough University. Compares the teaching, curricula and faculty of English Dept.'s at the Universities of New Brunswick, Toronto, ALberta, Queens, Manitoba, Cornell, and Indiana, the influence of A.S.P. Woodhouse, the development of Canadian literature both in Canada and abroad, the Queen's Quarterly, and the New Canadian Library series. Discusses the role of the federated colleges and student activities at the University of Toronto, the development of faculty associations and their roles at Toronto, Queens and Dalhousie, and his work at the National Film Board of Canada under John Grierson during World War II.

Ross, Malcolm MacKenzie

Nelson, William Harold "Bill" (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor William Harold Nelson conducted by Paul A. Bator. Covers his graduate work and arrival at the University of Toronto in 1952 through the passing of the University Act of 1971 and its implementation. Focusses on the period 1962-1972 and changing practices in appointments, promotions and tenure and curricula, particularly in the Dept. of History. The University of Toronto Faculty Association, the Commission on University Government, circumstances surrounding the passing of the 1971 Act and the operations of Governing Council are also discussed.

Nelson, William Harold "Bill"

Robinson, Edward Arthur "Peter" (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Edward Arthur Robinson conducted by Paul A. Bator. Commences with a brief autobiographical sketch of immigration to Canada and pre-University of Toronto career. Focusses on the administrative history of Erindale College, its architecture and construction, budgeting and finances, buildings and grounds, and curricula both at Erindale and in the Dept. of Chemistry, ca. 1962-1984. Also discussed are appointments, promotions and tenure policy at Erindale College, Principal John Tuzo Wilson, and relations with the St. George campus, and the office of the president during the incumbencies of John Robert Evans and James Milton Ham.

Robinson, Edward Arthur "Peter"

Parker, Jack Horace (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Jack Horace Parker conducted by Paul A. Bator; includes summary. Covers arrival at the University of Toronto in 1931 through 1973 and his tenure as Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Focusses on his career as a graduate student and professor, the administrative history of the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, its faculty, curricula and the various reorganizations which led to the separation of the Dept. of French and Italian. Discusses the School of Graduate Studies and Dean Ernest Sirluck, the Senate, Office of the President, and the University of Toronto Faculty Association.

Parker, J.H. ( Jack Horace)

Rae, Robert Keith "Bob" (oral history)

Oral history interview with Robert Keith (Bob) Rae conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Begins with a brief autobiographical sketch, noting family connections with the University of Toronto. Discusses the undergraduate curricula with particular reference to the Dept. of History and its faculty, student acitivities, and demonstrations and individual students active in them, the Commission on University Government, its personnel and senior administrative personnel of the University of Toronto including Claude Thomas Bissell, Donald Frederick Forster, Robin Ross, John Robert Evans and James Milton Ham.

Rae, Bob

Owen, Derwyn Randulph Grier (oral history)

Oral history interview with Provost Derwyn R.G. Owen conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Begins with an account of the Owen family history and their arrival in North America and ends with a discussion of his post-retirement research and writing activities. Focusses on the period, 1920-1980, and topics discussed include his education at Ridley College, Trinity College, Oxford University and Union Theological Seminary, their faculties, student activities, student-administrator relations, curricula, relations between Trinity College and the University of Toronto, finances of the College, the effects of federal and provincial aid to higher education, the transition to unicameralism, the establishment of the Toronto School of Theology, Gerald Larkin, Claude Bissell, effects of the Haist rules and service in World War II.

Moore, Rev. Arthur Bruce Barbour (oral history)

Oral history interview with Dr. Arthur B.B. Moore conducted by Valerie Schatzer. Commences with family background and focusses on the period 1950-1980, the Office of the President, Victoria University, Emmanuel College, finances, Office of the Chancellor, relations with Presidents Bissell and Smith, the University of Toronto Faculty Association, relations between the federated colleges and the University of Toronto administration, and the administrative history of the Toronto School of Theology.

Slater, John Greer (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor John G. Slater conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with an account of his family background and continues with a discussion of his undergraduate and graduate work in the United States. Focusses in the period 1964 to 1986, and the Dept. of Philosophy, providing an account of its administrative history, relations with the Faculty of Arts and Science and the philosophers teaching in the Colleges, with particular reference to St. Michael's College. Also discusses graduate and undergraduate curricula and student-faculty relations.

Slater, John Greer

Dryer, Douglas Poole; Goudge, Thomas A.; Macrae, R. F.; Savan, David (oral history)

Group oral history interview of members of staff of the Philosophy Department: Professors Dryer, Goudge, Macrae & Savan; conducted by Valerie Schatzker. The interview commences with brief autobiographical sketches of the four interviewees, covering their respective appointments to the University of Toronto in the 1930s through to 1986. Subjects discussed include the administrative history of the Dept. of Philosophy, faculty members, curricula, appointments, promotions and tenure, degrees, and student demonstrations.

Dryer, Douglas Poole

Olnick, Harvey J. (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Harvey J. Olnick, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with his early education at the Juilliard School of Music and ends with a statement of his plans for the Music library. Focusses on Toronto period, 1954-1986, and discusses his appointment, musicology, the curricula, faculty, and students of the Faculty of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music. Other subjects considered include the architecture and construction of the Edward Johnson building, finances, and the development of the Music Library Collection.

Olnick, Harvey J.

Friedland, Martin Lawrence (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Martin Lawrence Friedland, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers the arrival of the Friedland family in Canada ca. 1920 through Professor Friedland's current teaching and research activities in 1986. Focusses on Friedland's involvement with aspects of the University of Toronto, 1951-1986, and includes comment on curricula, particularly with respect to the Faculty of Arts, the course in Commerce and Finance in the Dept. of Political Economy, the School, and Faculty of Law, and Osgoode Hall Law School, student activities, Hart House, Caput, University of Toronto Press, with emphasis on the Manuscript Committee, faculty members including Cecil Augustus "Caesar" Wright and Bora Laskin, the University-Wide Committee, and the move toward unicameralism. Also discusses graduate education in law at Cambridge University, his participation in various federal and Ontario Royal Commissions, the Law Reform Commission, the University Settlement, his books and legal research.

Friedland, Martin Lawrence

Schabas, Ezra (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Ezra Schabas, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Discusses family influences and early musical education, World War II service, post-war instruction and study in Europe, the development and curricula of the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Faculty of Music, and faculty and staff associated with both institutions. Focusses on the period 1952-1986, compares Faculty of Music and Royal Conservatory of Music to leading American institutions such as the Juilliard School of Music and the Eastman School of Music.

Schabas, Ezra

Beckwith, John (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor John Beckwith conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with Beckwith's early education and ends with thoughts on the future of the Institute for Canadian Music. Focusses on the period 1945-1986 and covers his undergraduate studies, the curricula, faculty and students of the Toronto Conservatory and the later Royal Conservatory of Music and the Faculty of Music, their administrative histories, with particular references to his term as Dean of the Faculty, relations with other divisions within the University, notably the Faculty of Arts and the Office of the President, his post-graduate musical education in Europe, economic aspects of a musician's life, musical composition in Canada and the role of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Edward Johnson Building, its library, finances, and his personal philosophy of music.

Gow, James (oral history)

Oral history interview with Mr. James Gow conducted by Paul A. Bator. Commences with Gow's high school education through retirement. Focusses on the period 1947-1982, Gow's time on staff and he comments on the Deans and academic faculty of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, student activities, student housing, and student-administrator relations, the work of the Office of the Assistant Dean and Secretary, the Ajax Division and the effects of computers.

Gow, James

Wilson, John Tuzo (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor J. Tuzo Wilson conducted by Paul A. Bator; includes log. Commences with early education through to his principalship of Erindale College. Focusses on the period 1926-1976, his undergraduate education in physics and geology at the University of Toronto. Discusses the Dept. of Physics, faculty, curricula, student activities at Trinity College, his involvement with international scientific organizations, and Erindale College.

Wilson, John Tuzo

LePan, Douglas Valentine (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor D.V. LePan conducted by Paul A. Bator. Commences with childhood visits to campus with his father, who was the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds and concludes with his resignation as Principal of University College. Focuses on the period 1920-1971, and discusses University of Toronto Schools, curricula, faculty and student activities, the Dept. of English, his principalship of University College, Sir Robert Falconer, Claude T. Bissell, Vincent W. Bladen and Canadian Literature.

LePan, Douglas

Kruger, Arthur (oral history)

Oral history interview with Principal Arthur M. Kruger conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers early academic career, choice of discipline, post-graduate work, teaching at University of Toronto, 1959-1962, Wharton School and his return to University of Toronto 1963. Discusses his administration of Woodsworth College, 1974-1977, and his tenures as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, 1977-1982. Other subjects include admission standards and curricula, planning, administration and governance.

Kruger, Arthur

Shook, Father Laurence Kennedy (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Laurence Kennedy Shook, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with family background. Focuses on period 1922-1982 when he was associated with St. Michael's College and the Basilian order, the administrative history of the University of St. Michael's College, the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, finances, the Dept. of English and the Dept. of History, academic faculties and curricula, the role of the federated colleges in University of Toronto, H. Marshall McLuhan and relations with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto.

Shook, Father Laurence Kennedy

Main, Oscar Warren (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Oscar Warren Main, conducted by Paul Bator. Covers the period from his arrival at the University of Toronto in 1941 through to his retirement in 1982. Discusses the history of the Centre for Industrial Relations, the Institute of Business Administration, the Faculty of Management Studies, curricula, faculty, the role of part-time students, buildings, particularly those occupied by or proposed for the Centre, Institute and Faculty, relations with the Dept. of Political Economy, particularly regarding the Commerce and Finance program, the School of Graduate Studies, Presidents Sidney Smith, Claude Bissell and John Evans, Harold Innis, Vincent Bladen, Eric Phillips, the Senate, Board of Governors and the administration of the University of Toronto.

Main, Oscar Warren

Kelly, Father John Michael (oral history)

Oral history interview with Father John Michael Kelly, conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with family background and early education. Focusses on the period 1927-1982, the University of St. Michael's College, Basilians, the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto Graduate School of Theological Studies, Transitional Year Program, Division of University Extension, the Dept. of Philosophy, its faculty and curricula, the curricula in the Faculty of Arts and Science, finances, theological education and seminaries, and concludes with his view of the future for the university.

Kelly, Father John Michael

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