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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

Academia and teaching materials

This series documents some of Professor Bay’s academic and associated activities. It includes teaching material (reading lists, syllabi, lectures, and exams) and his work within academia (committee work, appraisals and references, and departmental involvement) at the various universities where he taught. The files on “referees and appraisals” at the University of Toronto include references for academics and students and comments on books and articles forwarded to him for his input. Also included are files on the proposal to abolish the death penalty in California and, in particular, the attempt to stop the execution of convicted murderer and rapist, Caryl Chessman; and copies of "Key List Mailing: Selected Documents of Current and Lasting Interest in the Civil Rights Movement", a biweekly publication produced by the San Francisco Regional Office of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Additional material related to academia and teaching material may be located in the correspondence series. Material related to his research in addresses and publications is located in the publications series. Material related to his involvement in professional associations can be found in the professional association series.

Activities files

These "activity files" (so named by Dr. Solandt) range from the clubs to which he belonged, to professional associations, and to organizations that had scientific and/or social implications in which he was particularly interested, such as the Canadian Nuclear Association. Their scope moves from local to international and several levels in between.

The files contain a corresponding variety of material, ranging from correspondence, manu-scripts, and notes, to memoranda, programs, pamphlets, reports. Their arrangement is alphabetical by name of event, individual or organization. Included are files on the Conference of Experts to Study the Methods of Detecting Violations of a Possible Agreement on the Suspension of Nuclear Weapons Tests (1958), for which Dr. Solandt was a member of the Western delegation.

Adam Henry Wright fonds

  • UTA 1975
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1930

Illuminated addresses on retirement of Dr. Adam H. Wright as Dean of Obstetrics, University of Toronto (1912-1913) and memorial address of Council of Faculty of Medicine on his death in 1930. Includes offprint of Banquet address from "The Canadian Practition and Review" (1913). One photograph by Ashley and Crippen of the portrait of Dr. Adam Wright (n.d.).

Wright, Adam Henry

Addresses

Dr. Solandt delivered many speeches and formal addresses during his career. This series contains notes for and drafts of them and, occasionally, photographs. Some of his addresses were published, especially those delivered at conferences or as memorial lectures; if so, they may appear in the series

Anatol Rapoport fonds

  • UTA 1685
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2004

Personal records of Anatol Rapoport, multi-lingual musician, mathematician, and psychologist, a pioneer and lead-figure of the systems sciences, studies in conflict and co-operation, and peace research, author of approximately 500 publications, and professor emeritus of psychology and mathematics at the University of Toronto. The files consist of correspondence, manuscripts, reports, minutes of meetings, university teaching and administrative files, and photographs that document his life and career, principally at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, the University of Toronto and the Institut für höhere Studien in Vienna.

Rapoport, Anatol

Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman fonds

  • UTA 1404
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1978

Personal records of Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman, documenting his life career as a professor of Marine Biology at the Univesity of Toronto and an expert on the behaviour of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

Huntsman, Archibald Gowanlock

Aron M. Rappaport fonds

  • UTA 1686
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1992

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1992-0024: Photoprints, illustrations, slides, film and video documenting Professor Rappaport's expertise on diseases of the liver. Most were used for teaching and lectures; some of the graphic records were used in publications. Also included in this accession are some biographical files, addresses and publications. (14 boxes and 10 cans of film, 1927-1992)

B1993-0010: Course notes, manuscripts and articles, course and lecture notes, theses, minutes of meetings, publications, documenting the career of Dr. Aron M. Rappaport as a professor, research scientist and a specialist in diseases of the liver. (3 boxes, 1934-1992)

Rappaport, Aron M.

Arthur Ewart Parks fonds

  • UTA 1638
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1969

Correspondence, course and lecture notes relating to his early education at University of Toronto Schools, Upper Canada College and as undergraduate and medical student at the University of Toronto; diaries, addresses, and publications documenting Arthur Parks' education, his military service in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War II, and his subsequent career in the insurance business. Also includes course notes of Park's aunt, Mary Louise McLennan, in Education, 1914-1915. Photograph of Camp Borden.

Parks, Arthur Ewart

Arthur Michell fonds

  • UTA 1572
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1974

Fonds consists of 3 accessions:

B1978-0030: Personal and professional correspondence, lecture notes, course notes, research materials, manuscripts of publications, diaries, photoprints, maps, posters of Prof. Arthur Michell, as a student in the Faculty of Forestry in the late 1930's, and as a professor in the Faculty at the University of Toronto. Includes material relating to his work as a consultant to the pulp and paper industry. (68 boxes, 1936-1974)

B1988-0057: Course and lecture notes relating to Prof. A. S. Michell's teaching in the Faculty of Forestry. Includes subject files. Photoprint of members, Survey School of Military Engineering, Ripon, Yorkshire, Dec. 1, 1945 (2 boxes, 1926-1970; predominant 1936-1952)

B1989-0042: Course and lecture notes, publications, consultant's files, reflecting Prof. Michell's career in forestry. Lecture notes by James Herbert White. Photoprints of views of logging and aspects of forest management, ca 1940-1968. (3 boxes, 1933-1968; predominant 1933-1940)

Michell, Arthur Stephen

Arthur Newton St. John fonds

  • UTA 1799
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1903

Menus of the dinners of the graduating classes of Victoria University, 1897-1903; an 1892 "Alumni Souvenir" depicting the buildings and faculties of the University and its federated colleges; "The Bob" issue 1902. University of Toronto, Graduating Class, 1900 (photograph). Academic hood and gown.

St. John, Arthur Newton

Associations

This series reflects Professor Bay’s involvement in the American Political Science Association and its radical Caucus for a New Political Science which was formed by 200 dissident political scientists, of which Professor Bay was one, at the September, 1967 meeting of the APSA. Bay was president from 1971 to 1972. Material included is minutes of meetings, correspondence, newsletters, memos, and election material. Some material related to addresses presented at panels and conferences can be found in this series. Related material may also be located in the correspondence series.

Associations and committees

An active joiner and participant, Dr. Solandt belonged to many associations and sat on many committees. Those documented here are those he was most interested in and his involvement often lasted many years. The title for this series is Dr. Solandt

Atomic bomb

In September, 1945 the British Chiefs of Staff were invited by their American counterparts to send a mission to Japan to study the effects of the atomic bomb. Omond Solandt was loaned to the Scientific Advisor to the Army Council in the War Office to go as his representative. He went as a specialist in damage to military installations but, there being none of significance in Hiroshima or Nagasaki, spent most of his time studying the casualties from a medical perspective.

This series includes Dr. Solandt

Barry Glenn Levine fonds

  • UTA 1477
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1989

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1985-0028: Research notes and files assembled for and drafts of portions of Barry Levine's book, A Century of Skill and Vigour, a history of the Toronto Engineering Society. (1 box, 1984-1985)

B2000-0014: Photographs document the activities of the University of Toronto Engineering Society which were used in publications such as the Skule Calendar, 1980-81 and 1982-83, as well as original photographs and layouts used in the book authored by Levine "A Century of Skill and Vigour". One copy of a special Toike publication called Rodent Track, a parady of the car magazine Road and Track, is also included. (2 boxes and 1 item, 1977-1989)

Levine, Barry Glenn

Biographical and personal files

This series is divided into two sections. The first contains biographical sketches and curriculum vitae, press clippings and articles about Dr. Solandt, along with photocopies of his birth certificate and copies of his will and that of his first wife, Elizabeth. There is correspondence with Elizabeth regarding their marriage, with relatives and friends, and relating to appointments. Also present is a cash book detailing personal expenses between 1923 and 1946, a diary of Dr. Solandt’s first trip to Europe in 1929.

The first portion of this series concludes with the programme for the Solandt Symposium on Organizing and Managing the Practical Application of Science to Problems in Peace and War (Queen’s University at Kingston, 1994), programs for dinners of the Royal Canadian Engineers 3rd Field Engineer Regiment and the Royal Canadian Signals 11th Signal Regiment, a presentation copy of Donald Y. Solandt’s Highways to Health, and a resolution by Donald M. Solandt (Omond and Donald’s father) to the Presbyterian Synod of Manitoba in 1915.

The second section of this series consists of diaries and daybooks (largely the latter), beginning with an account of Dr. Solandt’s trip to Europe in the summer of 1929 while he was an undergraduate at the University of Toronto. Dr. Solandt kept only the occasional diary, of which three are represented in this series. The first is for May, 1945 as the war ended in Europe. The last two both cover his trip to Japan in October-December, 1945 to study the effects of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These diaries are followed by "CDRB's U.K. Visit" (undated); an account book of Solandt's visit to the United Kingdom in November, 1966, and his American address book.

The remainder of the volumes in this series are daybooks and “pocket diaries”, of which Dr. Solandt created a large number. In the former, usually with the manufacturer’s label of as “diary” or “date book”, he recorded his appointments and, occasionally, his expenses and other related notations. These date from 1941, when he first went to Lulworth, to 1988. The volumes for 1945, 1947,1948, 1957, 1958, 1979, and 1986 are absent, either because they were never kept or, perhaps, were not written up in the same manner. For 1945, for instance, there are entries for January, June, and July in two different volumes, but none for the whole year. For two years (1956; 1971, where the second volume has "Mayo Muir" below Dr. Solandt's name and the entries are not in his hand) there are two volumes.

The "pocket diaries" complement the appointment books. The earliest year represented is 1945, the latest, 1988. There are no volumes for 1948-1951, 1953, 1957, and 1959-1965. For 1958, there are also two volumes containing notes on Dr. Solandt's European trip in March and appointments for another in July, and "at a glance" volumes both for 1958 and 1959.

For accounts of travel experiences, either for pleasure or work, see Series 11: Canoe trips and Series 13: Travel.

Biographical and personal records

The series consists of biographical and personal records of Professor Bay. The material reflects his personal life, and includes press clippings, articles, and a thesis about him; personal documents such as educational records; documents of identification; personal papers related to life events (baptism, marriage, home ownership, inheritance, death certificates); calendars and a condolence scrapbook.

The arrangement of the material begins with biographical information (press clippings, biographies, curriculum vitae, referees, work about Bay), then personal papers, followed by what he termed “his personal collection”, consisting of items primarily in Norwegian relating to his family and Norway generally. The most intriguing portion of this “collection” is the folders of “illegal papers” [/002(28) – (30)] that Professor Bay buried when he hurriedly left Norway early in World War II and which he dug up sometime after he returned. There are also books about Norwegian resistance, and two books by his uncle.

Black (Davidson) Family fonds

  • UTA 1084
  • Fonds
  • 1871-2011

Personal records of the Davidson Black family, covering three generations, with particular reference to Davidson Black, the discoverer of Peking Man. Included are his diaries, extensive family correspondence and a few professional letters; files on his education, his employment, including his service in World War I but especially at Peking Union Medical College, his life in China generally, along with a few on his writings, and some artifacts. There is an extensive and well documented photo collection that helps tie the whole together. There are also a number of films made by Davidson Black between the late 1920s and 1932.

Black (Davidson) Family

British Association for the Advancement of Science fonds

  • UTA 1082
  • Fonds
  • 1897, 1924

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1987-0045: Photo of 1924 meeting of the Association; the University of Toronto professors represented are Charles Ryle Fay and Robert Morrison MacIver.

B2009-0026: Bound volume of printed programmes, tickets, blank forms, published notices etc. re activities at the Toronto meeting of the Association in August 1897.

British Association for the Advancement of Science

Canada House

Ruth Church was employed as the head librarian at Canada House in London from September 1945 to March 1950. She was the first permanent librarian hired by the Canadian High Commission and was tasked with building up the library almost from scratch, while serving the demands of the Canadian diplomatic corps and facilitating the use of the library by Canadians based in or travelling through London and interested members of the public.

She nearly lost her job when she married in 1948, as the Civil Service Commission’s policy was that once married, she would be supported by her husband and therefore would be replaced by an unmarried librarian as soon as possible. She appealed on the basis that she would be supporting her husband while he was a student at Oxford and was allowed to remain on with her full salary and allowances. In April 1949, her contract was renewed for six-months and, on request, for a further six months until 28 February 1950, which was extended to 31 March until her replacement arrived from Canada. During this period she fought back against the Department of External Affairs’ decision to reduce her allowance and the Receiver General’s clawback of portions of her salary. Forty-five years later she publicly objected to the closure of the Library and of Canada House and lived to attend its reopening in 1998.

The files in this series contain correspondence, salary stubs, poetry, reports, a manuscript, and articles.

Canada/Newfoundland Royal Commission on the Ocean Ranger Marine Disaster

When the Ocean Ranger oil rig tipped over in the Atlantic on 15 April, 1982, it set in motion an inquiry which involved two royal commissions, one federal and the other provincial (Newfoundland) which, due to a public outcry, were forced to amalgamate. David Grenville, secretary of the Commission, drew on advice from Dr. Solandt for the second volume of the report, which addressed safety on the oil rigs. An important part of this exercise was the convening of a conference in St. John

Canadian Forestry Advisory Council

While Dr. Solandt was working on his report for the PPRIC, it became apparent that the amount of forestry research being done in Canada was declining every year. Pierre Gendron proposed that the CFAC should commission a quick survey of the volume of forestry research being done in every agency that could be located in Canada. A Steering Committee was created to execute the study, which was carried out by Dr. Solandt in 1979.

The correspondence, notes, minutes, memoranda, reports, drafts of reports, and replies to questionnaires document the procedures and methodology that Dr. Solandt undertook in preparing his report.

Canadian National Railways

In the latter months of 1955, Omond Solandt began arranging his departure from the Defence Research Board to take up the position of Vice-President, Research and Development of Canadian National Railways, a position he held from 1 March, 1956 to 1 July, 1963.

This series contains correspondence, addresses, press clippings, reports, articles and photoprints (see Series 46) relating largely to the scientific research carried out by the Research and Development Department.

Canoe trips

Dr. Solandt was introduced to canoes at an early age but did not take up the sport seriously until he was 41. The group that assembled for the first canoe trip into Quetico Park in 1952 formed the core of what subsequently became the

Carl G. Amrhein fonds

  • UTA 1011
  • Fonds
  • 1994-2000

Personal records of Prof. Carl G. Amrhein, principal investigator on the Health Data Mapping: a community-university collaboration project funded by the NHRPD (National Health Research and Development Program) and the SETO (South east Toronto) project. Includes correspondence, grant applications, copies of reports.

Amrhein, Carl G.

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