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University of Toronto Mathematical and Physical Society fonds

  • UTA 1895
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1964

Consists of a members book, minute books, ledger books, papers and other records of the University of Toronto Mathematical and Physical Society.

University of Toronto Mathematical and Physical Society

Metta Spencer fonds

  • UTA 1796
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2001

Records in this fonds document some of Dr. Spencer's peace activities including her participation in the Canadian Pugwash Group, the Helsinki Citizen's Assembly and Science for Peace as well as her attendance at some conferences and meetings. However, many of her activities, especially relating to the 1980s disarmament movement and her consultative roles are not evident in these records. Also this accession only provides a sampling of her talks and publications. There is however complete drafts and notes for her textbook as well as early versions for works still in progress. Finally, Dr. Spencer's notes and papers as a student of sociology at University of California Berkeley are also preserved in this accession.

These records will be of interest to anyone researching the Canadian and international peace movements and themes such as disarmament, peace advocacy, Canadian international affairs and the role of non-governmental organizations. It also may be of interest to those researching the teaching of these topics within the discipline of sociology. Finally, Prof. Spencer's student notes offer a glimpse of what was being taught at Berkeley in the mid 1960s (then the top department of sociology in the U.S.) . They would be of interest to anyone studying that institution and the history of sociology as an academic discipline.

Spencer, Metta

Charles Stewart Phelps fonds

  • UTA 1657
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1946

Course notes, laboratory notes, engineering drawings, term papers and examination questions in electrical and civil engineering, compiled by Charles Stewart Phelps and Edward Nelson Howard while students at the University of Toronto and by Phelps subsequent to his graduation; notices regarding student activities.

Phelps, Charles Stewart

Irvine Israel Glass fonds

  • UTA 1313
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1994

Fonds consists of records documenting the career of Irvine Glass as a specialist in shock waves, a professor and administrator at the Institute for Aerospace Studies and his personal interest in the Jewish peoples through his involvement, in particular, with Canadian Professors for Peace in the Middle East, the Committee of Concerned Scientists, and the Sino-Judaic Institute.

See accession-level descriptions and finding aids for further details.

Glass, Irvine Israel

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

Marion Walker fonds

  • UTA 1930
  • Fonds
  • [1920?]-1998

This accession consists of the personal records of Marion Dorothy Walker. The records document Ms. Walker’s activities as a production assistant for Hart House Theatre, as a professor in the University of Toronto Department of Fine Art and as a creative writer. Types of records include: personal correspondence, manuscripts, theatre programmes, playbills, lecture notes, research notes, scrapbooks, costume designs, stage designs, photographs and slides. This accession is arranged in the following 5 series:

Series 1: Early Biographical Information
Series 2: Personal Correspondence
Series 3: Hart House Theatre
Series 4: Department of Fine Art
Series 5: Fiction

Walker, Marion Dorothy

Freda Hawkins fonds

  • UTA 1357
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1994

Includes professional correspondence, lectures, manuscript of articles and addresses, research notes relating to her research on government immigration policy and practices. Also included are the records of the Advisory Board on Adjustments of Immigrants (1969-77) of which she was a member. Dr. Hawkins taught in the Political Science Department from 1966-1985 and served as an immigration consultant for several government bodies.

Hawkins, Freda

J.K. Chambers fonds

  • UTA 1139
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2009

This fonds consists of one accession received in 2009. The fonds is arranged and described in ten series documenting Jack Chambers’ 35 year career as professor of linguistics, primarily at the University of Toronto, and his external activities as a forensic linguist, consultant and his passion for jazz. Series 1 contains personal records relating to his appointment, salary, and annual activity reports as a member of the faculty of the University of Toronto’s Centre (and later Department) of Linguistic Studies. Series 2 relates to his administrative activities in the Department and the University. Correspondence will be found in Series 3 and 4. Series 3 contains letters of reference and evaluation for students and colleagues. Series 4 contains more general correspondence with colleagues within and outside the University in the field of linguistics, with some correspondence predating his arrival at the University of Toronto. Series 5 Jazz contains files of correspondence, manuscripts, reviews, evaluations and other records documenting his special interest in this subject. Series 6 documents his teaching activities and contains course files, examination questions and tests as well as student evaluations for some of the courses he has taught. Series 7 Consulting contains files relating to his activities as a forensic linguistic and consultant in criminal and civil court cases, as well as written testimony for Trade Mark cases. Records relating to his publication activities will be found in Series 8 and 9. The majority of the files of articles (published and unpublished) relate to academic writings in the field of linguistics. Series 9 Books contain manuscripts and correspondence documenting his books on two jazz musicians (Miles Davis and Richard Twardzik), and one unpublished novel. There are no manuscripts for his eight books written or co-written on the field of linguistics. The final series, Series 10, documents a 10 year research project on Dialect Topography on various Canadian regions.

Chambers, John Kenneth (Jack)

Milton Blackstone fonds

  • UTA 1064
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1941

Six scrapbooks compiled by Milton Blackstone relating to the Hart House String Quartet, and containing announcements, programmes, press clippings, and photographs.

Blackstone, Milton

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.

David Edward Kimmel fonds

  • UTA 1452
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1991

Course notes, minutes of meetings, reports, correspondence,
press clippings, and memorabilia documenting David Kimmel's academic and extra-curricular activities while a student at University College. Included are files on the teaching assistants' strike (1989), the Committee on Homophobia, University College Residence Council, and University College Literary and Athletic Society. There is also an essay sent to him from Henry Noyes and a letter discussing Barker Fairley.

Kimmel, David Edward

Paul P. Biringer fonds

  • UTA 1058
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1992 [predominantly post 1942]

Correspondence, course notes, lecture notes, reports, research notes, consultant's files, patents, publications, photographs and slides documenting Paul Biringer's career as a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto and as a professional engineer.

Biringer, Paul P.

James E. Guillet fonds

  • UTA 1337
  • Fonds
  • 1944–2005

Personal records of Professor James E. Guillet, documenting his academic and professional career as chemist with Eastman Kodak Company, as a professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto, and as an inventor and promoter of basic research and industrial application in the use and disposal of plastics and synthetic fibres. Includes correspondence, education, administrative and teaching activities; manuscripts of published and unpublished literary works, addresses, associations and conferences, grant applications and research files, laboratory notebooks, research notes and reports of students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting professors, files on consulting and on three high-technology companies he founded, patent files, and photographs.

Guillet, James Edwin

Harold Scott Macdonald Coxeter fonds

  • UTA 1183
  • Fonds
  • 1891-2004 (predominant 1930-2003)

This fonds contains several series of records that document both Coxeter’s professional and personal life. Much of the professional correspondence in Series 2, as well as awards, tributes and obituaries found in Series 1 document his role as a mathematical mentor who influenced and inspired professional and amateur mathematicians alike. The bulk of the correspondence however mainly post dates his official retirement in 1980 and is therefore incomplete in documenting his extensive relationships with many mathematicians around the world throughout his lengthy career.

Four decades of correspondence, (1930s -1980), is not the only gap in the Coxeter fonds. Also missing is the voluminous amount of manuscripts for his articles and books along with research notes and drafts that would accompany such records. Nevertheless, what does exist of the professional correspondence, along with lectures in Series 5, course teaching notes in Series 7 and the few manuscripts and many geometrical drawings in Series 6, give researchers a window into his mathematical genius. There are also a full run of diaries, Series 4, that briefly record Coxeter’s day to day activities and thoughts.

Personal correspondence in Series 3, early family photographs in Series 9, early creative works in Series 10, diaries in Series 4 and Ph.D. records in Series 8 shed light onto various aspects of Coxeter’s life before arriving at the University of Toronto in 1936. These documents give researchers glimpses of his early childhood and upbringing, his early mastering of music, as well as, his research at Cambridge. His role as a father and husband as well as the relationships within the extended Coxeter family are best documented in a substantial part of the personal correspondence found in Series 3 as well in the daily diaries in Series 4.

The Coxeter fonds also includes some original items from other important mathematicians. There is a scrapbook of geometric drawings that belonged to fellow mathematician Alicia Boole Stott. This item dated 1899 makes up the entire Series 11. Also Coxeter acquired some of the papers belonging to 19th century British mathematician W.W. Rouse Ball presumably when he was producing further editions of one of Ball’s publications. This has been placed in Series 12.

Fonds also includes copies of Professor Coxeter's publications on mathematical problems that have been translated into other languages, and copies of Canadian and American counter-memorials and annexes to the International Court of Justice's "Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area, with covering correspondence (Coxeter was an adviser to the Canadian government).

Coxeter, Harold Scott Macdonald

University of Toronto Communications fonds

  • UTA 0252
  • Fonds
  • 1895-2005

This fonds contains 52 accessions for the University of Toronto Communications, and its predecessors. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Strategic Communications and Marketing

Helen Sawyer Hogg fonds

  • UTA 1383
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-2004, predominant 1926-1993

This fonds contains the personal and professional papers of Dr. Helen Sawyer Hogg documenting her contribution to professional astronomy, her high regard as a popular educator as well as her responsibilities as a parent, daughter, wife and friend. The records have been arranged into series either by type of record or to reflect a certain type of activity. Records documenting various aspects of her career are filed first, followed by papers reflecting her personal life.

Included is both professional and personal correspondence; records relating to her activities on associations, boards and organizations; records such as draft manuscripts, correspondence and outlines and data relating to her publishing activities and research; papers relating to her education and her teaching responsibilities; as well as diaries and family papers series.

Because Dr. Hogg's career spanned nearly seven decades during a time astronomy as a discipline was still developing both nationally and internationally, these records are not only useful to those researching Dr. Hogg's achievements but will be insightful to those researchers studying the development of astronomy as a science and profession. Moreover, Dr. Hogg was a woman in a field of science, which is still dominated by men. Those studying women's history may find Dr. Hogg's personal records a useful case study in one woman's success in a largely male dominated profession.

Contained within the Helen S. Hogg personal records are three sous-fonds: Frank S. Hogg [1922-1952], her first husband and also an astronomer at the David Dunlap Observatory; Prof. Ruth Northcott [1932-1969], close personal friend and professional colleague of Helen Hogg, also on staff at the D.D.O.; Dr. C.A. Chant [193- - 194-], director emeritus of the D.D.O and head of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Toronto from 1904-1935. These sous-fonds are individually described and have been filed after the Helen Hogg personal records.

Hogg, Helen Battles Sawyer

Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Continuing Education fonds

  • CA ON00357 2144
  • Fonds
  • 2003-2016

Fonds consists primarily of records related to the continuing education programming offered by Emmanuel College. Included are workshop and course descriptions, calendars and agreements as well as program evaluations and planning documents. Fonds also includes the records of the Emmanuel College Continuing Education Committee which is responsible for the overall planning of the programming offered. Fonds contains the minutes of the meetings and reports from the Continuing Education Coordinator. The fonds contains three series.

Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Continuing Education

A. S. P. Woodhouse fonds

  • UTA 1970
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1966

Fonds consists of 6 accessions of records and published materials documenting A. S. P. Woodhouse's career as an English scholar and professor at the University of Toronto. Includes: correspondence, notes, notebooks, course materials, drafts and typescripts. See accession-level descriptions for further information.

Woodhouse, Arthur Sutherland Pigott

University of Toronto. School of Hygiene fonds

  • UTA 0193
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1975

This fonds from the School of Hygiene contains 9 accessions. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. School of Hygiene

University of Toronto. Institute of Medical Science (IMS) fonds

  • UTA 0257
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2011

This fonds contains 4 accessions from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine. Institute of Medical Science (IMS). See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Institute of Medical Science (IMS)

University of Toronto. New College fonds

  • UTA 0264
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2017

This fonds contains 2 accession of records. See accession-level description for details.

University of Toronto. New College

Gordon Neil Patterson fonds

  • UTA 1646
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1991

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of Dr. Gordon Neil Patterson, founder and first Director of the Institute for Aeronautical Studies at the University of Toronto. Consists of three accessions of records:
-B1984-0021: Twenty-five bound volumes containing correspondence, minutes, memoranda, notes, reports, manuscripts, publications, lectures, addresses, graphs, diagrams, drawings and photoprints assembled by Professor Patterson for his book, Pathway to Excellence: UTIAS -- the first twenty-five years (1977); bound photocopied volume of the Book of Aeronauts (1945). (1935-1974; 9 boxes)
-B1993-0040: Manuscripts, publications, notes, and correspondence relating to the activities of Professor Patterson in his capacity as an aeronautical engineer in England, Australia and as Director of the Institute for Aeronautical Studies at the University of Toronto. (1934-1991; 5 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
-B1995-0012: Correspondence, certificates, contracts, addresses, drafts of articles and books (including audiotapes), and photoprints (1930-1990; 9 boxes, 3 oversized folders, 6 audio cassette tapes)

Patterson, Gordon Neil

Kenneth William Allen fonds

  • UTA 1994
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1987

This accession of records from Dr. Kenneth W. Allen covers a brief period in his career when he was working in the Physics Division of Atomic Energy of Canada in Chalk River, as a Lecturer at Liverpool University, England, and as a researcher for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority at Aldermaston, England. The accession contains lab notes, diagrams, and correspondence with administration at Chalk River and various atomic organizations.

Allen, Kenneth William

University of Toronto. Department for the Study of Religion fonds

  • UTA 0272
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2001University of Toronto. Department for the Study of Religion

This fonds contains 1 accession of records form the Department for the Study of Religion (DSR). See accession-level description for more details.

University of Toronto. Department for the Study of Religion

University of Toronto. Woodsworth College fonds

  • UTA 0223
  • Fonds
  • 1937- 1998

This fonds contains 5 accessions of records from Woodsworth College (formerly part of the Division of University Extension). See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Woodsworth College

Judith F. Friedland fonds

  • UTA 1295
  • Fonds
  • 1918-2016

Fonds consists of material documenting the professional life and work of Prof. Judith Friedland. Records focus on her education and career within academia, in particular as a professor, and former Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy. Material also covers some aspects of Prof. Friedland’s career working as an occupational therapist. Records include typescripts and presentation notes, administrative records from the Department of Occupational Therapy, teaching and course material, clinical notes, correspondence, awards, and biographical material.

The history of occupational therapy in Canada has significant coverage through records related to the research and publication of Prof. Friedland’s book, Restoring the Spirit, as well as through the collected records of Helene Primrose LeVesconte, Thelma Cardwell, and Isobel Robinson. Represented in Series 8 to 10, these three individuals each served as former heads of the UofT’s Department of Occupational Therapy, in addition to teaching and practicing occupational therapy. The collected historical material includes minutes, typescripts, correspondence, artifacts and teaching material.

Friedland, Judith F.

Morley Gunderson fonds

  • UTA 1323
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2008

Fonds consists of records documenting aspects of the professional life and work of Prof. Gunderson. Material reflects the Professor’s academic interests in areas such as pay equity and mandatory retirement, as well as representing his work consulting for various governmental agencies, particularly Human Resources and Social Development Canada. Records include offprints, data print-outs, correspondence, background material and court exhibits.

Gunderson, Morley

University of Toronto. Caput fonds

  • UTA 0008
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1978

This fonds contains 3 accessions of records from Caput. See accession-level description for details.

University of Toronto. Caput

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

Canadian Historical Review fonds

  • UTA 1114
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1986

This fonds from the Canadian Historical Review contains 8 accessions. See accession-level description for details.

Canadian Historical Review

University of Toronto. Department of Medicine fonds

  • UTA 0064
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1977; (predominant 1960-1977)

This fonds contains 1 accession of records from the UofT's Department of Medicine. See accession-level description for details.

University of Toronto. Department of Medicine

A.P. Thornton fonds

  • UTA 1843
  • Fonds
  • 1921 -2004

Fonds consists of the professional and personal records of Prof. A.P. Thornton, historian and former Chair of the UofT’s Department of History. Records document some of his publishing activity, academic work presenting and teaching, as well as aspects of his personal life including creative writing and family history. While Prof. Thornton’s administrative role at the University is not significantly reflected in the records, the material contains documentation of the professor’s work with the Presidential Advisory Board in the mid-1980’s related to divestment in South Africa. Other records include family photographs, correspondence, and genealogical research.

Thornton, Archibald Paton

Keillor Family fonds

  • UTA 1440
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1919

Notebooks of Mabel B. Taylor relating to courses in pharmacy, bacteriology, anatomy & physiology, nursing and dietetics, demonstrations, chemistry, hygiene at the Hospital for Sick Children, 1914 and 1918-1919. Associated materials relating to nursing include: clippings, Hospital for Sick Children "Rules for Nurses", examinations, and booklets for students at U. of T., "The training school for nurses of the Hospital for Sick Children" 1886-1917.

Memorabilia for undergraduate programme in medicine (1908-1913), belonging to Benjamin Franklin Keillor, MB 1913.

Photographs include: Faculty of Medicine, graduating class of 1913; members of the University of Toronto Medical Society Executive, 1911-1912; Faculty of Medicine calendar for 1909.

Keillor, Benjamin Franklin

Richard Seymour Kelly fonds

  • CA ON00357 2100
  • Fonds
  • 1849-1851

Fonds consists of photocopy of a certificate re R.S. Kelly's teaching performance at Victoria College from President Rev. A. McNab, 1849: photocopy of manuscript titled "A Course of lectures on astronomy", 1851 (O/S).

Kelly, Richard Seymour

John Arthur Sawyer fonds

  • UTA 1748
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2012, predominant 1952-1996

Fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, lecture notes, drafts of articles and addresses, documenting the career of John Sawyer at Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, and the University of Toronto, at the last especially as chair of the Commerce Programmes, with the Faculty of Management Studies, and as Director of the Institute of Policy Analysis. Also includes a revised (2012) copy of Professor Sawyer's memoirs.

Also included are 4 word-processing files:
-MEMTWO.DOC - Memoirs of a Statistical Economist's Random Walk through Academic Life (Revised edition March 15, 2012)
-RSMHIS31.DOC - The Rotman School: An Historical Perspective 1901-1998
-BOOKCH4.DOC - From Commerce to Management: The Evolution of Business Education at the University of Toronto
-CV.DOC - Curriculum vitae

Sawyer, John A.

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

Shirley Hill and James Warner Eakins fonds

  • UTA 1374
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1996

Memorabilia including programmes, snapshots, group portraits, clippings documenting two graduates of the class of 1941 who later married: Shirley Hill, UC (Law) and James Warner Eakins, BASc (Civil). Of interest are a set of napkins embroidered for Shirley Hill by her mother Gladys Legge (B.A. 1914) for her graduation and several graduation snapshots of her and her classmates, all law students. There is a few documents on class reunions, 1941 programs for U.C. Follies and Skule Nite, as well as a May 1939 Presentation of Colours program.

Hill, Shirley

George Wallis Field fonds

  • CA ON00357 2147
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2001

Fonds consists of the following series: records relating to research, 1934-2002; records relating to courses, 1950-1980; records relating to students, 1962-1993.

Field, George Wallis

Thomas Forsyth McIlwraith fonds

  • UTA 1547
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1978 [predominant 1920-1960]

The T.F. McIlwraith fonds consists of records documenting McIlwraith’s training and career as an anthropologist as well as his roles as an administrator and professor at the University of Toronto. Covering three separate accessions, material primarily includes professional records related to his research, teaching, and publishing activity. Fonds includes significant coverage is of McIlwraith’s writing, both published and unpublished. Series 17 (The Bella Coola Indians) focuses on his research with the Nuxalk Nation for the book The Bella Coola Indians. Extensive correspondence, subject files, maps and photographs are included within the fonds and partially consist of material collected and/ or sent to McIlwraith in connection with his research.

Also includes a typescript of Prof. McIlwraith's book "The Bella Coola Indians" (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1948) including field notes, vocabulary card, photographs and copper plates of illustrations related to his research about the Nuxalk Peoples of Bella Coola, British Columbia.

McIlwraith, Thomas Forsyth

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Board fonds

  • CA ON00357 2086
  • Fonds
  • 1841-1889

Fonds consists of minutes (including extracts), notes and drafts, reports and other records of the Victoria College Board. Also includes minutes of the annual meetings of ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist Church to elect Board and Officers of the College, 1862-1866. Fonds also consists of records of committees of the Victoria College Board, including the Building Committee.

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Board

University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC) fonds

  • UTA 0252
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2004

This fonds contains 1 accession of records from the University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC). See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC)

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