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Research projects

Dr. Wilson applied widely for research grants for his research projects, including the writing of his autobiography and his projects on the Arctic.

Research files

This series includes correspondence and papers by other scientists sent to Dr. Wilson, which he then annotated. The correspondence and papers are filed under the name of the individual concerned. There are also files on areas of research interest, the titles of which were supplied by Dr. Wilson and are therefore in quotation marks (this list is very selective). Also included are the card indices he compiled; they are further described below.

Manuscripts: autobiography

Dr. Wilson carried on a number of projects simultaneously, including the writing of his autobiography and reports on his work in the Arctic during the 1940s. Occasionally, material on all projects can be found in a single file, either in this series or in the next.

Film projects

In this series are transcripts, correspondence and films relating to the production of the Earth Sciences Film Series, a co-operative project of the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, Dr. Wilson and the University of Toronto (Erindale College). The 32 reels of film (mainly 16mm, colour) comprise various elements of the production including original negative and reversal positive prints, working prints and release prints. Textual records and film are dated 1972-74.

In addition, there are elements of a film entitled "geologie" produced, it appears, by the "office du film du Quebec". Included are 8 reels of film. Wilson's role in its production is unclear.

Graphic material

B1993-0050: Photographs are primarily taken from files in other series.

B2014-0025: Photographs document a meeting of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics XI Assembly that took place at the University of Toronto, September 3 – 14 1957. Tuzo Wilson was vice president of the IUGG and chairman of the arrangements committee. In addition, this accession includes an early hand drawn rendering depicting the movement of tectonic plates, drawn by Wilson sometime in the early 1960s.

Travel files

These files contain information relating to the large number of trips that Dr. Wilson made during his career. They usually contain notes about/ and itineraries for conferences, meetings, and other events. Diaries, addresses, and related material, when present, are indicated.

University of Toronto

This series documents Dr. Wilson's research activities as a geophysicist at the University of Toronto, and his administrative activities, in particular, with the Institute of Earth Sciences and Erindale College, of which he was the first Principal.

Professional correspondence

This series contains correspondence with colleagues at the University of Toronto, Harvard University and other organizations relating to academic appointments and professional, teaching, publishing and research activities. Also includes curriculum vitae, correspondence relating to his appointment to the University of Toronto and academic performance.

Consulting files

In 1977, Prof. Wilson founded his own private consulting company, Wilson Economic Research Inc., which provides expert consulting and advice to government and business. Records in this series relate to Prof. Wilson’s work for government agencies, corporations and law firms to provide advice, evidence and testimony on various subjects, including advertising, competition law, tax policy, macroeconomic effects, and the telecommunications industry. Records include correspondence and memos, reports and drafts, transcripts, evidence, decisions, notes, and some background material and data. Records are organized alphabetically according to project/case, as outlined below. Within each project/case, files are arranged either alphabetically, or logically, beginning with final reports and other products and ending with research data and more various records.

B2001-0038

CP Telecommunications (1973-1974): Records concern the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) commercial deletion and substitution policy

CNCP (1977-1978): Records concern the CNCP Telecommunications/Bell Interconnection case.

B2012-0009

Auditor General (1994-1995): Records relating to a review of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency by the Auditor General.

CD Howe Project (1970s and 1980s): Records relating to work for C.D. Howe on employment, employment cost resources, unemployment, productivity, and the interdependence of wages and prices in Canada and the U.S.

CNCP (predominantly 1984-1985): Records relating to Wilson’s evidence on telecommunications regulation and competition for CNCP Telecommunications.

CRTC Forbearance (AT&T and Stentor) (1996): records relating to a forbearance application for the Stentor Owner companies’ interexchange private line service.

Discount rate case (1997-1998): Brief records relating to the Subcommittee of the Civil Rules Committee on the Discount Rate and Other Matters, in the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Hydro case (1985-1986, 1990-1991): In 1985-1986 Wilson provided advice on the financial impact of Ontario Hydro’s plans for Southwestern Ontario, as submitted for environmental assessment. In 1990-1991, Wilson provided advice on the impact of the current federal sales tax system on Ontario Hydro’s input costs

Industry Canada (1996): Records relating to work for Industry Canada on the market value of cellular telephony, personal communications services (PCS) and enhanced specialized mobile radio licenses (ESMR).

McKenzie Gas project (2007): Brief files on the government revenue effects of the McKenzie Gas Project.

Metro Case (1993-1995): Wilson’s support of Metro Toronto’s application to the CRTC to review recent and proposed increases in Local Channel Rates by Bell Canada.

Molson-Labatt case (1991-1992): Records relating to an agreement between Molson and Labatt on setting an advertising and promotional expenditures limit agreement

NutraSweet case (1989-1990): Records relating to Wilson’s retention by the Director of Investigation and Research to advise on a case before the Competition Tribunal on the aspartame market and matters between the Holland Sweetener Company and Tosoh Canada Limited. Wilson prepared reports and evidence on competition in the artificial sweetener market.

Power DirecTV (1994-1995): Advice provided on the economic effects of the introduction of Direct to Home satellite-based video in Canada.

Retail council (2002-2003): Report prepared for the Retail Council of Canada, relating to reducing Federal EI payroll taxes.

Samson Cree case (2000-2005): Records relating to Wilson’s advice to the Samson Cree of Alberta, relating to their opposition to the Canadian government’s handling of their trust moneys from oil revenues, and possible breach of Treaty No. 6 (Chief Victor Buffalo et al. v. Her Majesty the Queen et al.)

Telesat (1992-1994): Records relate to Wilson’s advice regarding Telesat’s application for Earth segment forbearance, as well as matters regarding competition, pricing and rates. Some records also relate to other companies represented elsewhere in this series, including Unitel.

Unitel case (1990-1996): Various work relating to competition in telecommunications, including competition in long distance services and price positioning.

Xerox (1990): Small set of records relating to the Department of Justice and Xerox Canada Inc.

Yellow Pages case (1994-1995): Records relating to Wilson’s opinions regarding matters before the Competition Tribunal, relating to Tele-Direct Services (publishers of the Yellow Pages and owned by Bell) and their ownership of subscriber information, their sale of advertising, and other matters.

Subject and conference files

The files in this series contain correspondence, notes, and manuscripts relating to his activities as author, teacher, and consultant to government agencies and participant in academic conferences relating to economic policy analysis and telecommunications. Included in this series are records relating to his activities with the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. (1965-1977) including his period as the University of Toronto’s representative on the Board of Directors.

University of Toronto

This series contains mainly files documenting Prof. Wilson’s activities as teacher, administrator and consultant in the Department of Political Economy, the Institute for the Quantitative Analysis of Social and Economic Policy, later known as the Institute for Policy Analysis. These files contain correspondence, notes, minutes of meetings, reports, etc. In particular are files relating to Econometric Forecasting Programme (1973-1976), Industrial Organization program (1970-1978), and the Policy and Economic Analysis Programme (PEAP) (1978-1983).

In addition are files relating to his activities on University committees such as Presidential Advisory Committee on Disciplinary Procedures (1969-70), and Special Committee on Frozen Policies (1988-1989).

Education

This series documents Wilson’s undergraduate education at the University of British Columbia and graduate education at Harvard University. The files in this series consist of course notes, notes on readings, term papers, and examination booklets for courses in economics.

Letters of reference

This series contains correspondence, resumes, manuscripts and notes relating to former students, and colleagues for whom references were required for employment, grants and admission to academic programmes.

Published and unpublished works

Series includes manuscripts for numerous articles, working papers published internally by the University of Toronto’s Institute for Policy Analysis, speeches and conference papers produced during his career at the University of Toronto and Harvard. The manuscript for the book Advertising and Market Power, written with W. S. Comanor (Harvard University Press, 1974) is included in this series. Also included are drafts of Fiscal Policy in Canada, co-authored with D. Peter Dungan.

Teaching and research

This series documents his teaching activities at Harvard and the University of Toronto, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses include, among others, economics, industrial organization and public policy, and macro-economic theory. Files contain lecture notes, correspondence, exam questions, course outlines, assignments, term paper lists, etc. Arranged in numerical order by course number.

During his career, Prof. Wilson conducted research for various government agencies at the federal, provincial and municipal levels in Canada and the United States. In addition to materials in Series 7 and 8 below, this series contains manuscripts, correspondence, and notes relating to research for the Canadian Department of Finance, the Royal Commission on Taxation, and the Chamber of Commerce among others. Also included are studies of the 1992 federal and provincial budgets, the recession, Ontario tax strategy and the role of government, as well as work done for the Blenkarn brief. Some of this research resulted in publications at a later date (see Series 5 above).

Studies and working papers

With the establishment of the Institute for Policy Analysis (IPA), Prof. Wilson conducted studies for federal government agencies in such areas as wage and price controls, savings and investments. Many of these studies were published as Working Papers by the Institute and others were published separately by Wilson and his co-authors where applicable. Among the studies in this series are “Wage and Price Behaviour in Canadian Manufacturing: an econometric analysis” for the Anti-Inflation Board (1976-1978) with Frank Reid. This was published by the Institute for Policy Analysis in 1978 and as a separate monograph by the Anti-inflation Board in 1979. Other files relate to the Prices and Income Commission (1970), “Implications of the Carter corporate Reforms for Corporate Savings Behaviour” (IPA Working paper 6803), and “Policy options for high employment without inflation” (with G.V. Jump) (IPA Policy paper no. 9, 1971). These files contain correspondence, notes, manuscripts, data, etc. In addition, series contains notes and data relating to Wilson’s work on diversification in the late 1970s and again in the early 1990s.

Studies: The Canadian Appliance Industry

This study was undertaken for the federal Department of Industry during the late 1960s by the Institute for the Quantitative Analysis of Social and Economic Policy (later the Institute for Policy Analysis). It was a collaborative effort by a number of investigators and the final report was prepared by Prof. Wilson, Prof. G.D. Quirin and R. A. Sultan. This series contains correspondence, research notes and data, transcripts of interviews with companies, manuscripts of the final report, and annotated copy of the final two volume report. The final report was submitted to the Department of Industry in 1970, but was not published as a separate monograph.

Biographical and personal

This series contains files with Joan Winearls' curriculum vitae and other information on professional activities, followed by several files of professional correspondence, including commentary on specific manuscripts. There are also files on her employment at the University of Toronto and her applications for research leave, on the Historical Atlas of Canada project, and relating to her consultative position with the Legislative Library of Ontario in 1983. The series concludes with several files on honours and awards bestowed on her.

Education: Course notes

This series consists of files on courses taken by Ms Winearls while a student (part-time) in the Master of Library Science program at the University of Toronto between 1969 and 1974. Most were half courses, some taken during the summer and one, "Historical cartography", from Professor Richard Ruggles at Queen's University in the spring of 1972. The courses included "Research collections in Canadiana", “Information resources and library collections”, “Contemporary publishing”, “Research methods”, “Rare books and manuscripts”, and "History of books and printing". A decade later she also audited a course on “analytical and historical bibliography”.

The files contain correspondence, course outlines and bibliographies, course notes, and term papers. The arrangement is by course. The series ends with two files on map librarianship, including one from the 1960s on the computer cataloguing of maps.

Conferences and exhibitions

This series documents the conferences on map librarianship in which Ms Winearls participated, exhibitions she prepared, and publications arising from them. It begins with several files containing correspondence and research notes on cartography and the early lithography of maps in Canada that Ms Winearls compiled between 1973 and 1998, and many of her applications to attend the conferences. Then follow the conferences and exhibits, the arrangement for which is generally alphabetical, beginning with the Association of Canadian Map Librarians 1993 workshop on the cataloguing rare maps.

Next is a file on the formative years (1975-1978) of the Canadian Cartographic Association and its History of Cartography Interest Group. This group drew on the formation three years earlier of a working group on the history of cartography within the International Cartographic Association. Ms Winerals was the co-ordinator of the cartobibliography section of the ICA, which organized the 11th International Conference on the History of Cartography in Ottawa in 1985. The files on this conference contain correspondence, notes, programs, and the papers presented by some of the participants. Also included are files on the Working Group on Cartobibliography’s proposal to

publish as a manual Coolie Verner’s manuscript on carto-bibliography. There also files on the ICHC conferences in 1987, 1989, and 1991. This part of the series ends with a file from 1992 for a project on cataloguing maps. All of these files are in B1998-0012, boxes 012 and 013, files 01-04.

In 1984, in conjunction with the sesquicentennial celebrations of the City of Toronto, Ms Winerals was invited to be a guest curator for an exhibit at the Canadiana Gallery of the Royal Ontario Museum, “Mapping Toronto’s first century, 1787-1884.” The files [B1998-0013/013(05) – (13), /014(01) – (02)], trace the development of the exhibition and include drafts of the catalogue and photographs. There is also a diary [B1996-0021/003(05)] that she kept while planning the exhibition.

Ms Winearls began attending meeting of the Conference on Editorial Problems in 1991 as convenor of its 29th annual conference in 1993 that coincided with the publication of The Historical Atlas of Canada. The title of the conference was “Editing early and historical atlases”. In conjunction with the conference she mounted an exhibition, “The atlas as a book”, in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. She also edited a volume of selected conference papers that was published by the University of Toronto Press in 1995. Most of the files are in B1998-0013 but there is one in B2007-0015.

The Conference files contain minutes, correspondence, grant applications, editing notes, drafts of the papers published, and reviews. The exhibition files contain background notes, research files for each exhibition case, collations, and drafts of the catalogue.

Finally, Ms Winearls curated an exhibit in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library called “Art on the Wing” in 1999. Records includes notes on cases, drafts and final copy of the catalogue as well her lecture. The Conference files contain minutes, correspondence, grant applications, editing notes, drafts of the papers published, and reviews. The exhibition files contain background notes, research files for each exhibition case, collations, and drafts of the catalog.

Research files – Other projects

The principal research project in this series is described by Ms Winearls as “The mapping of western North America in the 19th century with particular reference to the De Fonte fantasy and the earlier ‘Sea of the West’ fantasy”. (The maps showed purported water routes between the west coast
and the Northwest Passage or the central North American plains.) This project was begun in the early 1990s but not completed as planned and led to an article on one particular map, “Thomas Jefferys Map of Canada and the mapping of the western part of North America, 1750-1768’, that appeared in 1996. The second research project is on carto-bibliographic analysis and methodology re 18th century printed maps of North America [1].

The series begins with map bibliography & notes, consisting of preliminary bibliographic entries for Mer de l’Ouest/Riviere Longue de l’Ouest, and an early draft of a bibliography of maps relating to the De Fonte fantasy, followed by files of maps arranged by area: World, Arctic, Western hemisphere, North America, and Canada. There are also source files with notes, correspondence, and copies of documents, maps and other source material, covering De Fonte, early Canadian maps, and archival sources in British Columbia, the United States and Europe. Much of the photocopied material that has been retained is annotated. These files are followed by research notes and correspondence on Northwest-De Fonte and biographical sources, and on related maps, along with requests for microform and maps. Included are reproductive copies of maps and other copies.

The files for the research project on carto-bibliographic analysis and methodology re 18th century printed maps of North America include sample entries, copies of maps and published bibliographies and sources (largely annotated), along with bibliographical analyses and North American maps sources for analysis. Some oversized maps are included.

The series ends with Ms Winearls’ research on book illustration in Canada for the History of the Book in Canada project. Three volumes were planned under the general editorship of Patricia Lockhart Fleming and Yvan Lamonde, and they appeared between 2004 and 2007. Ms Winearls’ contribution was to the first volume. The files contain correspondence, contracts, notes, and source material. Drafts of the manuscript are in Series 8.

B2016-0009 contains research Ms Winearls did on Canadian bird artist J. Fenwick Lansdowne from 2000-2013. Included are original photographs of the artist, interviews, notes, compiled bibliography and exhibition list. There is also collected photocopies of ephemera relating to the artist, reviews of his works and exhibition catalogues. Finally, Winearls collected copies of correspondence and contracts between Lansdowne and his agent Bud Feheley (restricted to 2026).

NOTES

[1] The descriptive portion of this series is drawn largely from notes provided by Ms Winearls in a container list she provided to the compiler of this inventory.

Manuscripts and publications

Ms Winearls has published widely on maps and map librarianship, beginning in 1967. This series consists of book reviews, articles, directories, exhibition catalogues, and chapters in books. A file in this series may contain draft of a manuscript, along with notes, covering correspondence, and reviews. The arrangement is chronological by date of publication.

Very few of Ms Winearls publications are missing from this series. The files relating to the writing of her major bibliographic work, Mapping Upper Canada, 1780-1867, are in Series 9. Files relating to Editing Early and Historical Atlases are found with the Conference on Editorial Problems files in Series 4.

A poster advertising the book, Ontario’s History in Maps (1984), which contains a cartobibliographic essay by Ms Winearls, “Sources for early maps in Ontario,” has been removed from B1998-0013/002(21) to /002(29).

Manuscripts and publications: Mapping Upper Canada, 1780-1867

By the time Mapping Upper Canada appeared in 1991, Ms Winearls had spent thousands of hours compiling information, checking and rechecking it, and supervising the evolution of the manuscript. This was a groundbreaking project, for it involved developing a standardized system of describing the maps that was not based on the exact titles, which had been the normal practice previously. It was also a project that saw the evolution of the manuscript from the traditional handwritten format to a computer generated one. A complicating factor was that the index, with its ‘names’, ‘subject’ and ‘titles’ divisions, had to be compiled separately.

This series begins with a publication proposal, a ‘work in progress’ file, and two files of correspondence, notes and minutes relating to editing policies and to indexing problems. There is also a folder of correspondence and notes relating to land registry records. These files are in B1996-0021/003(01) - (07). Further files on funding, correspondence with potential publishers, including the University of Toronto Press, an appeal to public libraries for support, publicity, awards, reviews and royalties, are in B1998-0013/002(25) - (28) and /003(01) - (13).

The remainder of the series consists of drafts of the manuscript. Not all the drafts – there were many – have been retained. This series contains the earliest extant version for each section, and subsequent versions where there is evidence of significant advancement in the evolution of the text. Particular attention has been paid to keeping those versions that were annotated by Ms Winearls. The standard arrangement is as follows. The first file(s) contain the earliest draft, usually described as the “original draft”, in typescript, followed by the “first draft” which was computer-generated. In the final stages the manuscript was typeset.

B1996-0021, box 003 and the beginning of box 016 contain the earliest extant draft (typescript) of Part I: General’ (undated but 1986) and subsequent drafts – largely computer-generated – with notations and additions to May, 1989. The remainder of box 016 contains the earliest drafts ofPart II: Regions’ (1985-1989).

The earliest drafts of ‘Part III: Towns’ (1988-1989) are continued in B1996-0021, boxes 016 and 017; the latter contains the first complete draft (September-October, 1989) of the whole text.
The appendices are located as follows:
-Appendix A, ‘Township surveys’. Drafts and notes: B1998-0013/007(11) and 011(07);
-Appendix B, ‘Registered sub-divisions and plans’. Handwritten notes: B1996-0021/017(08) and (09);
-Appendix C, ‘Nautical charts’. Notes and drafts: B1996-0021/017(11) - (12) and /018(01);
-Appendix D, ‘Boundary surveys’. Notes and drafts: B1996-0021/018(02) – (03);
-Appendix E is in B1996-0021/018, along with drafts of the ‘Introduction’, ‘Location symbols’, ‘Abbreviations’, ‘Bibliography’, and the ‘final edit’ (July-August, 1990) of the text before the typeset copy was produced. Drafts of ‘illustrations and captions’ are in B1998-0013/011(08).

The corrected typescript copy of the manuscript that was produced in various stages throughout 1990 is in B1996-0021, box 019, along with a portion of the indexing text. The latter is continued in box 004, file 03 and in box 020, and concludes with drafts of the names’,subject’, and `title’ indices.

Photographic copies of maps loaned by Ms Winearls to the University of Toronto Press for inclusion in Mapping in Upper Canada have been removed from box B1998-0013/003(08) to 001P(04).

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