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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

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

Canadian General Hospital No. 4 (University of Toronto) fonds

  • UTA 0225
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1918, 1942

This fonds consists of 3 accessions of records from the Canadian General Hospital No. 4. See accesion-level descriptions for more details.

A1980-0021: Correspondence among Charles Kirk Clarke, William Belfry Hendry, James Alexander Roberts and others concerning the hospital unit, together with memoranda on the unit's history and personnel; war diary, in three volumes, recording daily activities of the hospital in Salonika; albums of photographs of the unit's activities in England, in Salonika, and en route to those places (1915-1918). This fonds also contains one photo print of the Hospital (1942).

A1988-0014: Panoramic view of the Canadian General Hospital No. 4 taken in England. (1 photoprint)

A2016-0043: This accession contains a selection of x-rays done on soldiers at the Canadian General Hospital No. 4 during, and shortly after the First World War. The x-rays are mounted in an album, which patient names and wound descriptions listed on the back of each image. The accession also contains 4 detailed autopsy record books. The autopsies appear to have been completed at Basingstoke, England, where Hospital No. 4 was relocated from its original station in Salonika, Poland. Neither the x-rays or the autopsy reports appear to be complete.

Canadian General Hospital No. 4 (University of Toronto)

James W. Bain fonds

  • UTA 1027
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1910

Drawings for the first to third year drawing courses in chemical engineering (diploma programme) taken by J. Watson Bain at the School of Practical Science, 1893-1896; photoprint of the executive of the SPS Engineering Society, 1896-1897; membership certificate from the American Society of Chemical Engineers, 1910.

Bain, James W.

John Davidson Ketchum fonds

  • UTA 1451
  • Fonds
  • [189-]-1970

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1969-0004: Collection of songs, poems and skits of a humorous nature directly related to the faculty and students of the Department of Psychology. Most of the work is by J.D. Ketchum, but some is by students and other members of staff. (1 box, 1929-1961)

B1974-0072: Ketchum Family correspondence and papers. Personal correspondence and diaries of John Davidson Ketchum; "Ruhleben" manuscript: drafts of chapters, research materials including articles on Ruhleben Prison Camp, 1914-1918 (c1961); student notes, BA and MA theses. Addresses, papers, articles in psychology. The majority of these papers concern Prof. Ketchum's experiences and research regarding the Ruhleben prison camp. Photographs of Ketchum family members. (41 boxes, 1897-1970)

Ketchum, John Davidson

William George MacElhinney fonds

  • UTA 1502
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1977

Correspondence, course and lecture notes, manuscripts and articles and blueprints documenting Prof. Macelhinney's career as a chemical engineer.

MacElhinney, William George

Clarence Dana Rouillard fonds

  • UTA 1725
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1989

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1993-0025: Correspondence, research notes, drafts of plays, articles and addresses, manuscripts and graphic records relating to Professor Rouillard's work and research on the Turks in French literature. 13 boxes, 1931-1989.

B1998-0003: A copy of "Notaire due Havre", annotated, 1954 and related correspondence including some correspondence from author Georges Duhamel to Dana Rouillard. 1 box, 1954-1969.

Rouillard, Clarence Dana

Norwood Family fonds

  • UTA 1619
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1953

Correspondence, curricula notes, photographs, diary, offprints of Gilbert Norwood. Some personal papers of Frances M. H. Norwood. Photographs include members of the Norwood family; men and women of the Canadian General Hospital No. 4 (University of Toronto) posing on front of University College. (Photoprint of Canadian General Hospital No. 4 taken by Panoramic Camera Co., Toronto.)

B2018-0005 contains a file of mimeographed and annotated copies of two one-act plays by Gilbert Norwood: "Brightening the Classics: a college farce in one act" and and "Pandora's Box", written in 1932 and 1933 and produced in the theatre space at the University College Women's Union in 1934, with a covering letter from Ruth Davidson, wife of Edward ("Ted") Moss Davidson (BA, UC 1934) who acted in both plays.

Norwood Family

Louis Siminovitch fonds

  • UTA 1773
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1979

Records documenting Dr. Siminovitch's career in the Faculty of Medicine and the broader field of genetics and public health. Included are records of the Department of Medical Genetics, the Sub-Committee on Science Policy of the Long Range Planning Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, and provincial bodies such as the Ontario Council of Health, Task Force on Genetics, the Ontario Cancer Institute, the Ontario Task Force on Health Research Requirements, the Mount Sinai Institute and many more. There are also editorial case files for the journal Virology, edited by Siminovitch from 1974-1976 (7 boxes).

Siminovitch, Louis

Aikins Family fonds

  • UTA 1005
  • Fonds
  • 1855, 1921

Letter from J.C. Aikins to his brother, W.J. Aikins, 6 March, 1865, regarding proposals for the establishment of the faculties of medicine and law in the University of Toronto. Portrait of Moses Henry Aikins, taken by Notman & Fraser. Obituary of Moses Henry Aikins, 1921.

Aikins Family

George Williams Brown fonds

  • UTA 1091
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1920-1959

Personal records of George Brown, including personal and professional correspondence, course notes (?), lecture notes in Canadian and American history, including mimeographed ones prepared for the Prisoner of War camps in Canada during World War II (1943-1944); research notes, drafts of articles and offprints; bibliography cards; glass-plate negatives and card index to photographs.

Brown, George Williams

Emil Ludwig Fackenheim fonds

  • UTA 1251
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1977

Offprints of 39 articles, book reviews, critical commentaries, and addresses and lectures by E.L. Fackenheim, Professor of Philosophy in the U. of T.

Fackenheim, Emil Ludwig

James Patton fonds

  • UTA 1647
  • Fonds
  • 1845-1863

Collection of 8 pamphlets relating to University of Toronto with mss annotations by James Patton. Pamphlets included are: "The university question considered: by a graduate" (1845), "Wesleyan conference memorial on the question of liberal education in Upper Canada, explained and defended by numerous proofs and illustrations, by a committee".(1860), "University reform. Report of the resolutions adopted at a great public meeting of the inhabitants of Kingston..." (1861), "Address before the select committee of the Legislative Assembly appointed to inquire into the management of the University of Toronto..." by Daniel Wilson (1860), "Report of the commissioners appointed to enquire into the expenditure of the funds of the University of Toronto, and into the state of its financial affairs..." (1862), "University reform defended: in reply to six editorials of the 'Globe' and 'Leader'..." by a committee of the Wesleyan Conference (1863), "Defence of the plan of University reform proposed by the Senate of the University of Toronto..." (1863), "Statutes of the University of Toronto, 1857".

Patton, James

Van der Smissen Family fonds

  • UTA 1922
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1987

Papers of William Van Der Smissen, Professor of German, University of Toronto, consisting of photographs of trips to Europe and various family events; also, an annotated copy for further editions of Professor Van der Smissen's translation of Faust and an album of press reviews; and, a scrapbook of cartoons by du Maurier.

van der Smissen Family

Norman Raeburn Speirs fonds

  • UTA 1794
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1937

University College, student course notes including English Literature, Economic History, Latin and Psychology 1923-1926 as well as student notes from courses at the Ontario College of Education 1936-37.

Speirs, Norman Raeburn

Ernest Fidlar fonds

  • UTA 1267
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1953

Fonds consists of records created by both Ernest Findlar, professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. Includes research, drafts, correspondence, and material related to his service in WWI. Fonds also includes letters written by Gladys Aileen East (his wife) back home when she attended Alma College in the 1920s. Fonds also includes a family tree. See file list for more details.

Fidlar, Ernest

Norman Found fonds

  • UTA 1282
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1914

Handwritten notes, drawings and syllabi belonging to Norman Found. Includes shorthand notes of Gwendolyn Barker. Both students were undergraduates at Victoria College.

Found, Norman

Merwin Malcolm fonds

  • UTA 1516
  • Fonds
  • 1965- 1973

Documents belonging to Merwin Malcolm who was the project manager for Stone Webster, the company hired to construct Robarts Library. Records relate to the design and building of Robarts Library and include progress photos, design photos and drawings, correspondence, reports and plans.

Malcolm, Merwin

Joyce Katharine Rous fonds

  • UTA 1728
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1950

Correspondence, clippings and memorabilia relating to the social activities of Rous while in 4th year general course in Arts at Trinity College.

Rous, Joyce Katharine

Thomas Griffith Taylor fonds

  • UTA 1821
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1919, 1946

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1983-0036: Annotated copy of Prof. Taylor's book, "Environment and Nation: geographical factors in the cultural and political history of Europe. University of Chicago Press, 1946. 2nd revised edition. See also material in the Rare Book Library.

B1986-0107: 5 Maps of physical features of Australia and one of the forest of Lyons, France. ca. 1919

Taylor, Thomas Griffith

Ernest (“Van”) Douglass fonds

  • UTA 1221
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1985; (predominant 1970-1985)

Correspondence, notes, brochures, press clippings, and publications documenting Professor Douglass' career as a speech - language pathologist; includes an audiotape of the "Song of Thanksgiving", n.d., written and sung by one of his students.

Douglass, Ernest (“Van”)

Edythe Elmira Hough fonds

  • UTA 1392
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1915

Consists of course notes and text books relating to modern languages and history, as well as programmes and notices.

Hough, Edythe Elmira

Clara Elland Clinkscale fonds

  • UTA 1158
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1959

Course notes and textbooks belonging to Clara E. Clinkscale when she was a student in the Faculty of Arts at University College (BA 1912); problem sets, experiments and exam papers from the years she taught in the Department of Physics during the Second World War.

Clinkscale, Clara Elland

Ruth Dean fonds

  • UTA 1208
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1965

Guest book, with photographs and correspondence pertaining to her retirement from the Department of Home Economics Education, Ontario College of Education (1964-65); tribute following her death (1980).

Dean, Ruth

Lachlan Taylor Burwash fonds

  • UTA 1095
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1895

Contains notebooks, assignments and a textbook of Lachlan Taylor Burwash, who studied Mining Engineering at the School of Practical Science from 1893-1897. Included are Applied Chemistry (1893); Applied Chemistry II (1894?); Physics (1894); Dynamics and Kinematics (1894); Constructive Design and Surveying (1895). Also three general notebooks (1889, 1894, 1895) and assignments and a textbook from Book-keeping (1891).

Burwash, Lachlan Taylor

Norman John Turnbull fonds

  • UTA 1844
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2007

These records pertain to the educational and professional life of N.J. Turnbull. They consist primarily of material related to N.J. Turnbull’s time as a student at the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto, including class notes and assignments. There are also materials generated as a result of employment—both as a summer student during his university studies as well as following his graduation—which consists primarily of field notes and reports. There are also several photographs that pertain to N.J. Turnbull's career, including 432 photographs of the Royal Commission on Forestry relating to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1954.

Also included in these records are a collection of logging reports produced by John Fulton Turnbull, N.J. Turnbull's father. These reports relate predominantly to J.F. Turnbull’s position of District Forester of the North Bay Ontario Forestry Branch and the Annual Reports generated as a result.

Turnbull, Norman John

Poculi Ludique Societas fonds

  • UTA 1667
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1985

Posters advertising the following theatrical productions: "Comedy of Errors", "The Coventry Christmas Play", "Man's desire and fleeting beauty", "Dr. Faustus". Accompanying material: theatre programmes for these plays and for "The death of Herod".

Poculi Ludique Societas

Canadian Council of Library Schools fonds

  • UTA 1112
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1983

Administrative records of the Canadian Council of Library Schools (1969-1983) and of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (1972-1977, 1982-1983).

Canadian Council of Library Schools

University of Toronto. Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament fonds

  • UTA 1861
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1983

Files relating to the activities of the U of T Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (UCAM) collected by Marion Wyse, a member of its steering committee, 1982 November-1983 June. Consists of membership list, steering committee minutes, correspondence, flyers, notes, constitution, press clippings and print material.

University of Toronto. Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

McFarlen Family fonds

  • UTA 1545
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1981

Consists of 2 accessions

B1980-0022: Certificates and diplomas, notebook and examinations belonging to George Walter McFarlen relating to his early education as public school teacher, as a diploma student in civil engineering at the Ontario School of Practical Science and as Provincial Land Surveyor. Photoprints of members of McFarlen Family, and of the graduating class (?) of SPS c 1888.

B1982-0015: Genealogical information relating to the family of George and Ann McFarlen and their descendants in Canada, including George Walter McFarlen, SPS Dip.1888 (civil engineering); Thomas James McFarlen, SPS Dip. 1893 (civil engineering); Ruth Olive McFarlane, BA (philosophy) 1918 (Victoria); Arthur MacFarlane Toye, BASc 1925 (civil engineering); Walter Newton McFarlen, Arts (teacher's course), 1925-1926; Willena Hilda McFarlen, BA 1932 (Victoria); Deborah Ann McFarlen, BA, 1974 (Victoria), MA 1979; Claire Willena McFarlen, Arts 1980-1983 (University College); diary of George Walter McFarlen, 1926. Includes diary of George Walter McFarlen, 1926, and collection of articles on the McFarlens (1975-1981)

McFarlen Family

Hardolph Wasteneys fonds

  • UTA 1942
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1924

Consists of minutes of organizing committees, programmes, invitations, correspondence, and financial statements relating to the 92nd meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held in Toronto in 1924.

Wasteneys, Hardolph

C. Kent Duff fonds

  • UTA 1225
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1968

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1994-0001: Papers of Charles Kent Duff, student of engineering from 1914 to 1918 and research assistant in Electrical Engineering in the 1920s and 1930s under H.W. Price. Includes correspondence as a student, a lecture given to a class of Harold Innis', who, during their student days, was a roommate of Duff's. Also includes graduation diploma and 1 graduation photograph, along with his C.V. from the 1950s. (3 boxes, 1914-1955)

B1999-0020: Includes: Diary and related photo album covering a large part of Duff's work in China as a teacher at a mission (1921-1924, 1926) - photo album also contains photos after 1926 when he left China, documenting travels throughout England and Ontario. A second photo photo album covers his student days at the University of Toronto 1914-1918, while he was at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Also includes biographical items detailing his work with H.W. Price in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and with the Hydro-electric Commission of Ontario including photographs of an automatic regulator designed by Price and Duff. (3 boxes, 1914-1968)

Duff, C. Kent

Council of Presidents of Universities of Ontario fonds

  • UTA 1177
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1969

Records of the Office of Institutional Research of the Council of Presidents of Universities of Ontario (CAMPUS), consisting of correspondence, notes, graphs and tables, reports and transparencies.

Council of Presidents of Universities of Ontario

Canada. Canadian Army. 67th (Varsity) Battery Association

  • UTA 1105
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1983

Fonds consists of 5 accession:

B1976-0006: The records relate to the first and second drafts of the Battery. (5 items, 1916)

B1984-0001: The records consist of account books, financial statements, registers, scrapbooks, publications, press clippings and photographs. (5 boxes, 1915-1982)

B1984-0010: The records consist of: draft lists, minutes of meetings, publications, photographs and related material (6 boxes, 1916-1983).

B1988-0033: Correspondence, manuscript, programs and photographs (1 box, 1933-1982)

B1995-0043: Postcard of the 67th Varsity Battery. (1 item, ca. 1916)

Canada. Canadian Army. 67th (Varsity) Battery Association

John Charles Boileau Grant fonds

  • UTA 1327
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1970

Consists of a "mentioned in despatches" certificate (1919), B.E.F. Army Orders (1918), an American Association of Anatomists citation (1957), and a plaque from UCLA (1970), all relating to J.C.B. Grant.

Grant, John Charles Boileau

John Drennan Hamilton fonds

  • UTA 1343
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1973; (predominant 1959-1973)

Consists of correspondence (1966-1972), reports and notes on medical education and on the Presidential Committee on Hospital-University Relations (1959-1960), papers and addresses (1960-1973). Also includes publications (1939-1947).

Hamilton, John Drennan

Mary Hazel Cornelia Wrightman fonds

  • UTA 1981
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1974

Papers of Mary Wrightman, consisting of files relating to her graduation (B.A., 1914), her retirement from the Library, invitations to various official university functions, the centenary of the University College, and the 50th and 60th anniversary reunions of the Class of IT4; Includes a photograph of Clara Cynthia Benson, Professor of Food Chemistry, n.d.

Wrightman, Mary Hazel Cornelia

Florence Helen Maud Neelands fonds

  • UTA 1610
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1907

Correspondence of Florence Neelands with family members, including her brother, Ernest Victor, friends and fellow students while a student in modern languages at the University of Toronto. Topics include the 1894 production of 'Antigone' and the 1895 student strike. Also included are photographs, mostly of family members and friends (some identified) but also including images of tribesmen, possibly in Papua-New Guinea.

Neelands, Florence Helen Maud

Geoffrey Payzant fonds

  • UTA 1650
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1985

Correspondence with and about Michael Polanyi including papers regarding the Polanyi Papers Project (1973-1975), the Polanyi Society (1972-1985), obituaries. Includes files on such people as Doug Adams, Richard L. Gelwick, Jerry H. Gill, Maxine Greene, Robert E. Innis, and others. Photoprints of opening of Fisher Rare Book Library.

Payzant, Geoffrey

Frederic John Poynton fonds

  • UTA 1672
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1933

Volume entitled "Research on Rheumatism" and related glass plate negatives document research done by Dr. F.J. Poynton of University College Hospital London. Correspondence, clippings and a citation document the gift of this material to the Faculty of Medicine. The research was undertaken by Poynton with Dr. Alexander Pain from 1897-1913.

Poynton, Frederic John

Daniel Graisberry Revell fonds

  • UTA 1694
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1904

Course and laboratory notes taken by Daniel G. Revell while a student in Arts (1892-1894) Medicine (1898-1900), and as a Fellow in Anatomy at the University of Toronto. Also included are notes taken at this time and later when he was an instructor (1901-1907) at the University of Chicago.

Revell, Daniel Graisberry

Edmund Murton Walker fonds

  • UTA 1929
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1937

Correspondence, reports and financial statements of the Royal Canadian Institute; and correspondence of the Committee on General Entymological Terms.

Walker, Edmund Murton

Selwyn Pieters fonds

  • UTA 1663
  • Fonds
  • 1991-1998

Records document the activities of Selwyn Pieters, an African-Canadian part-time student, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology in 1997. Included are records relating to his academic standing, student papers, lectures given in his final years, invitations, awards, memberships and participation in student groups. He was a student representative on the Academic Board of Governing Council, 1993-1998.

Pieters, Selwyn

University of Toronto. Natural Science Association fonds

  • UTA 1899
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1906

Consists of records documenting the University of Toronto Natural Science Association, including minute books, regulations and rules of order, proceedings, reports and correspondence, papers read before the Association, invitations and programs and addresses,

University of Toronto. Natural Science Association

Bessie Mabel Scott Lewis fonds

  • UTA 1478
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1976

Diaries of Bessie Mabel Scott Lewis kept during her freshman and sophomore years as student in Faculty of Arts at the University of Toronto 1889-1891; invitation to attend a reception at President Loudon's house, December 13, 1890; her academic gown; article on "College Women" by Bessie Lewis (mss); and copy of article on her and her diaries in "The Chronicle" vol 48 (1975-1976). Bessie Lewis was the first Ottawa woman to attend a Canadian university full-time.

Lewis, Bessie Mabel Scott

George Hoyle Cowan fonds

  • UTA 1181
  • Fonds
  • [n.d.]

Photograph of graduating class from Toronto School of Medicine, 1870/71; also includes diplomas. Red leather unfolding case holding two pair of forceps, needle on an ivory handle, scalpel marked B on a wood handle and another needle in a brass case; labelled "Ingram and Bell Limited Toronto".

Cowan, George Hoyle

Frederick Clyde Auld fonds

  • UTA 1022
  • Fonds
  • 1959

Mimeographed copy of lecture notes in commercial law, prepared by Frederick C. Auld, special lecturer in law, for the 1959-1960 academic year.

Auld, Frederick Clyde

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