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Library Oral History Programme collection

  • UTA 5001
  • Collection
  • 1973-1990

Consists of Oral Histories created as part of the University of Toronto Library's Oral History Project, which interviewed key faculty members, administrators and students involved with university governance. See file listing for specific individuals.

Library Oral History Programme

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

George A. Zarb fonds

  • UTA 1988
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2012

Personal records of George Zarb, Professor Emeritus of and former head of Prosthodontics in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, who introduced dental implantology to North America and who is recognized internationally for his contributions to his field. The records include personal and professional correspondence; files on many of the numerous honours bestowed on him; administrative files; teaching files, course material and lecture notes with accompanying slides, along with slide presentations from student projects and theses; files of correspondence and related material pertaining to professional activities, including selected conferences and editorial work; and drafts of chapters of books, articles, and addresses, with accompanying photographs and slides, and some born-digital material.

Zarb, George A.

Peter Yates fonds

  • UTA 1984
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1992

This accession includes records from the following series documenting Dr. Peter Yates, an organic chemist first appointed to the Department of Chemistry from Harvard University in 1960.

Yates, Peter

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

George F Wright fonds

  • UTA 1978
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1945

Four chronologically ordered volumes relating to research carried out by Professor George F Wright on Second World War defence projects for the federal government of Canada through the National Research Council of Canada.

The first volume is Defence Project CE-12 and encompassses the dates December, 1939 to June, 1942. It contains a series of chemical research reports related to wartime defence initiatives. The following three volumes consists of reports to ACE (Associate Commitee on Explosives) covering the dates August 1944 to June 1945. They contain reports, previously marked 'secret' relating to wartime research and experimentation on the explosive properties of compounds. Some of the reports contain photographs tipped in; there is also a file of loose photographs and correspondence.

Wright, George F

Marjorie Wright fonds

  • UTA 1977
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1935-1988

22 photographs document Ontario College of Pharmacy student Marjorie Wright, later Marjorie Downs. Included is her graduation portrait (1938), a photo album of snapshots showing her graduation, residence, working in a lab as well as King George IV and Queen Elizabeth's visit to Toronto in 1939. Also documenting her student days is a composite portrait of the Senior Executive Class of 1938, Ontario College of Pharmacy of which Marjorie Wright was a member. Finally, there is one portrait of Mrs. Downs later in life as well as an award marking the 50th anniversary of her graduation from the Ontario College of Pharmacy.

Wright, Marjorie

Cecil A. Wright fonds

  • UTA 1976
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1967

Fonds consists of records belonging to Cecil A. Wright, law professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law. Includes: correspondence with eminent individuals, politicians,and prime ministers ; notes taken while a student at Harvard Law school; speeches and addresses; reprints of articles; drafts of case studies; labour arbitration cases; and administrative files while he was with Osgoode Hall and the Faculty of Law.

Wright, Cecil Augustus

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

Gerald Alfred Wrenshall fonds

  • UTA 1974
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1970

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1979-0017: Experiments on insulin assay, insulin extractions and other plan experiments; minutes of meetings within the university including external organization such as the International Diabetes Foundation; administrative files relating to grant and supplies; correspondence, galley proof, index to content or outline of publications relating to publishing proceedings or articles. (43 boxes, 1943-1970)

B1980-0007: Further papers of Gerald A. Wrenshall, Professor in the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, contain plans for experiments conducted by Prof. Wrenshall or with another individual, papers reviewed by Prof. Wrenshall as a member of the Editorial Board of "Diabetes", The Journal of the American Diabetes Association, reprints of articles, copies of Bulletin, correspondence requesting copies of reprints/publications. (18 boxes, 1940-1968)

Wrenshall, Gerald Alfred

Charles R. Worsley fonds

  • UTA 1973
  • Fonds
  • 1944

Thesis report and drawings by Charles Worsley, student in the Department of Architecture through the early 1940s entitled "Proposals for the future development of the town of Weston and its surrounding area".

Worsley, Charles R.

Joseph Workman fonds

  • UTA 1972
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1851, 1867-1893

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1965-0040: Minutes, memoranda, extracts of official records, cash and rent ledgers, and the final report of the Commission of Enquiry into the affairs of King's College University and Upper Canada College, 1848-1851.

B1980-0015: Diary, 1867-1893.

Workman, Joseph

Moffat St. Andrew Woodside fonds

  • UTA 1971
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1968

Consists of correspondence, diary, personal files, administrative records; personal and administrative papers, manuscripts, scrapbooks, and panoramic photographs of North House, Burwash Hall, Victoria College (1932-1933); Varsity staff, 1927; photographs of Greece; C.O.T.C.; wedding portraits and other unidentified photos.

Woodside, Moffat St. Andrew

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

Leonard Ernest Woodbury fonds

  • UTA 1969
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1985

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1984-0023: Drafts, notes and reprints of published articles.

B1985-0021: Notes, newspaper clippings and memos selected in preparation of an essay entitled "Gentleman-Scholar: A Memoir of Gilbert Bagnani".

Woodbury, Leonard Ernest

Robert James Wood fonds

  • UTA 1968
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1886

Signed admission tickets to classes in the Toronto School of Medicine, 1882-1886; announcement for examinations for license from the King and Queen's College of Physicians in Ireland, 1886; cartoon of the "Quack Doctor", n.d.

Wood, Robert James

David James Gibb Wishart fonds

  • UTA 1966
  • Fonds
  • 1919

Two notes from Wishart to Dr. C .K. Clarke and to President Falconer concerning conference expenses and use of Toronto General Hospital by the military at the end of World War I.

Wishart, David James Gibb

Joan Winearls fonds

  • UTA 1964
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2010

Records of Joan Winearls, map librarian at the University of Toronto, consisting of correspondence, course and lecture notes, addresses, diaries, articles, research files for and drafts of the manuscript of "Mapping Upper Canada, 1780-1867", and photographs. There are also conference files, relating in particular to the Canadian Cartographic Association, the International Cartographic Association, and the Conference on Editorial Problems 1993 conference in Toronto, ‘Editing Early and Historical Atlases’. There are also exhibition files associated with this conference and with ‘Mapping Toronto’s first century’, a 1984 exhibition mounted as part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of the City of Toronto.

Winearls, Joan

Frederick and Joan Winter Family fonds

  • UTA 1960
  • Fonds
  • 1957 - 2009

Fonds consists of material documenting the careers of both Prof. Frederick Winter and Joan Winter, particularly related to their archaeological research. Material in the fonds represents both of their individual work and education, as well as research conducted and presentations given together. The records of Prof. Frederick Winter’s cover his publishing activity, research across Europe, particularly within Greece, teaching, and some aspects of his doctoral work.

Joan Winter’s records make up a larger portion of the fonds’ material with considerable documentation of her undergraduate education at the University of Alberta as well as her time at the University of Toronto. Records also include Joan Winter’s teaching material as well as the tutorials she led for some of Prof. Winter’s courses.

The Winters’ joint research is documented through travel diaries, articles, research, and presentation notes. Some of the presentations are accompanied by photographs and the fonds includes additional graphic material related to their research.

Winter, Frederick E.

Fred Forster Wilson Jr. fonds

  • UTA 1959
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1978

Offprints of articles written by F.F. Wilson, Associate Professor of Philosophy.

Wilson, Fred Forster Jr.

Wilson (John Tuzo) Family fonds

  • UTA 1958
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1985

Correspondence, manuscripts, lecture notes, notes, minutes, addresses, diaries, certificates, scrapbooks, photographs and maps documenting the career of Professor J. Tuzo Wilson as geophysicist and administrator. Included are files that belonged to his parents, Henrietta Loetitia Tuzo Wilson and John Armistead Wilson.

Wilson (John Tuzo) family

Sir Daniel Wilson fonds

  • UTA 1957
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1840-1881, 1974

Fonds consists of 6 accessions:

B1973-0043: 19 paintings - Views of Toronto locations, including Yorkville Creek, and scenes in Northern Ontario, Quebec, the United States, England and Scotland painted by Daniel Wilson (19 paintings, 1855-1881).

B1974-0033: Microfilm copy of Wilson's diary (1974)

B1993-0022: Copies of correspondence from Daniel Wilson (later Sir Daniel Wilson, former President of U. of T.) to individuals in Edinburgh and to institutions such as American Philosophic Society and Smithsonian Institution (1 box, 1846-1890).

B2001-0048: 1 painting - "Brown Square" [Edinburgh] by Daniel Wilson. Watercolour and graphite on paper. Framed size 32.4 X 43.9 cm, ca. 1840-1850

B2004-0015: 2 paintings: Watercolour paintings by Daniel Wilson: "Mounds, Murray Bay July 22, 1865" and "Cap Blanc July 25, 1865".

B2010-0004: Illuminated "In Memoriam" volume produced by the City of Toronto containing the "Resolution of Condolence" dated 10 October 1892 relating to the death of Sir Daniel Wilson.

Wilson, Daniel, Sir

H. Leverne Williams fonds

  • UTA 1956
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1993

Records documenting the career of Dr. H. Leverne Williams as a chemical engineer and distinguished polymer scientist. Includes papers, articles, addresses, reviews, correspondence, manuscripts, association files, lectures, reports, certificates and photographs. Records cover both his research at Polymer Corporation (Sarnia, Ont.) 1946-1967 and his work as a faculty member of the Department of Chemical Engineering 1967-82, as well as Professor Emeritus from 1982 until his death in 1994.

This accession contains the following series of records. See series description for further details:

Series 1: Professional correspondence
Series 2: Manuscripts, addresses and reports
Series 3: Reviews
Series 4: Association files
Series 5: Chemical Engineering Research Consultants Limited
Series 6: Laboratory notebooks
Series 7: Graphic records
Series 8: Diplomas and honours

Williams, Harry Leverne

Joseph Stanley Will fonds

  • UTA 1954
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1959

The records in this fonds consist of a single accession and appear to be all that have survived documenting the academic life of Prof. Joseph Stanley Will. Originally received by the Rare Book Department (MS Collection No. 33) of the University of Toronto Library after Prof. Will’s death in 1964, they were transferred to the University Archives in 2004. They appear to have been part of a larger purchase of Prof. Will’s collection of 16th century books mainly on France. The papers consist of some correspondence and a few manuscripts and other personal papers. By far the bulk of the Fonds consist of card files compiled during the many years he researched Protestantism in France in particular and French literature in general. Unfortunately, the original arrangement of these card files was disturbed and some cards are not in any apparent order. Apart from the manuscript for what appears to be the first four chapters of the unpublished Volume I, no other manuscripts for Prof. Will’s other works are contained within this accession.

Will, J.S. (Joseph Stanley)

George Edmund Westman fonds

  • UTA 1949
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1922

Items documenting George Westman's athletic achievements in rugby football and hockey while an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, including playing on the winning Grey Cup (1920) and Allan Cup (1921) teams. The items include his T-holder sweater (1922); the football (with lacing) used in the Grey Cup game, 4 December 1920; the commemorative 'puck' presented to the participants in the Allan Cup game and the menu for the victory luncheon in the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, 22 March 1921; and the U of T Athletic Association's 'colour' (T-holder) certificate awarded to Westman, n.d.

Westman, George Edmund

Harry Lambert Welsh fonds

  • UTA 1948
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1987

This collection consists of biographical information, certificates and diplomas, correspondence relating to Dr. Welsh’s employment as Chairman of the Department of Physics, with officials of the Order of Canada, his retirement, the H.L. Welsh Lectureship, and other honors. The collection also includes notes and outlines from four interviews done for the U of T Oral History Programme. The collection includes four photographs, several degrees, awards, certificates, and posters. This collection has been divided into three series based on the form and content of the records; 1) Correspondence and Biographical Material, 2) Degrees, Awards, and Certificates, and 3) Photographs.

Welsh, Harry Lambert

John Henry Love Watson fonds

  • UTA 1945
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2000

Personal records of John H. L. Watson, relating to his education at McMaster University and the University of Toronto, with particular reference to the development at the latter of the electron microscope (1939-1943) and the subsequent evolution of electron microscopy as a discipline. Includes correspondence, term papers, programmes, awards, photographs and numerous publications by Watson.

Watson, John Henry Love

Malcolm William Wallace fonds

  • UTA 1944
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1955

Personal records of Malcolm William Wallace, professor of English in and Principal of University College, consisting of personal and biographical material, drafts and copies of his writings and addresses, and material on the history and functioning of the University of Toronto and University College, from the opening of King’s College in 1843. Included is the University of Toronto Overseas Training Company’s “Record of Service” book, with a number of loose items, that Wallace compiled while second-in-command of the Company during World War I; his study for the Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences (Massey Commission); and the Alexander Lectures for 1950-1951.

Wallace, Malcolm William

Andrew M. Watson fonds

  • UTA 1943
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1989

Lecture notes, reading notes, term essays and exams for courses in Economics and Political Science as an undergraduate and graduate student at University of Toronto (1949-1953); personal lecture notes of Andrew Watson for his course on European Economic History (1960-1966). Dept. of Economics Review of graduate programme - correspondence (1988-89).

Watson, Andrew M.

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

David Warren fonds

  • UTA 1941
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1972

Includes material relating to Heyworth Committee set up in February 1972 to look into the issue of stack access to Robarts Library, minutes of Library Council meetings and meetings of the Committee on Stack access to Robarts Library, reports, signed petitions, memoranda and a file on a proposed expanded UC library service.

Warren, David

Mieczyslaw S. Warmski fonds

  • UTA 1940
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1951

Course notes and laboratory reports prepared by Mieczyslaw (Mike) Warmski for second, third, and fourth year courses in mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto. Also included are: reports prepared during summer employment; materials relating to his BASc thesis; and some student memorabilia.

Warmski, Mieczyslaw (Mike) S.

Germaine Warkentin fonds

  • UTA 1939
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2014

Records in this fonds document several aspects of Professor Warkentin’s career in the Department of English. There is extensive correspondence with colleagues and Canadian writers including James Reaney, Jay MacPherson, David Staines, William Blissett, Margaret Stobie, George Woodcock to list only a few (Series 1 and 6). There are also records relating to her teaching including lectures, course outlines and research files on Canadian authors – see series 4, 6 and 7. Her research interests and editing activities are documented in records found in series 1, 5 and 6 including correspondence, manuscripts, research notes, bibliographies, reviews and grant applications.

Also includes material relating to 1966-67 Survey On Married Women with Children in Graduate Studies and the Canadian Federation of University Women. Includes correspondence, clippings, reports and notes.

Warkentin, Germaine

Grant Wantzel fonds

  • UTA 1938
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1970

Material on Canadian Committee for Relief of Biafran Refugees and the Canadian Union for the Rights of Biafrans consisting of minutes of meetings of Canairelief Executive Committee, correspondence, and press clippings.

Wantzel, Grant

Frederick Arthur Wansbrough fonds

  • UTA 1937
  • Fonds
  • 1929

Two letters from J. Burgon Bickersteth, second Warden of Hart House, to Frederick A. Wansbrough, then Secretary of Hart House (1928-1930).

Wansbrough, Frederick Arthur

Walter Frisby Fellowship fonds

  • UTA 1936
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1983

Records of the Walter Frisby Fellowship, formerly known as the Public Speaking Association and now changed name to Dr. Zoltan Mester Fellowship. Include correspondence, minutes of meetings, notices, financial statements, reminiscences and a gavel.

Walter Frisby Fellowship

Arnold Maria Walter fonds

  • UTA 1935
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1940, 1970-1973

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1979-0014: Portraits of children, possibly related to Professor Walter. Many photoprints are undated. Taken by Unique Art Studio; Len Hillyard, Saskatoon. Other photographers unknown. 1937-1940

B1995-0025: Course notes from a Spanish course taken by Professor Walter in 1970-71; notes and lecture notes in German and English. 1970-1973

Walter, Arnold Maria

Charles Totton fonds

  • UTA 1934
  • Fonds
  • ca.1905-1906

Photographs of Charles Totton and classmates of the biological and physical sciences course. Included are informal views of students in laboratories including one during a dissection. There is also a formal group photograph of the Biological and Physical Sciences Class of 1907 as well as Totton's graduation portrait and diplomas. Also included is the programme of the University College Ninth Annual Dinner complete with signatures of classmates, professors as well as the guest of honour Sir Wilfred Laurier.

Totton, Charles

William Stewart Wallace fonds

  • UTA 1934
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1952 (predominant 1925-1927)

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1965-0037: Correspondence, invitations, programmes, press clipping, and publications with a typescript of an ode by Percy James Robinson, relating to the centenary celebrations of the University of Toronto in 1927 (2 boxes)

B1988-0011: 1 black and white photograph. Photo of W.S. Wallace taken by Ashley & Crippen.

Wallace, William Stewart

Tuppil Venkatacharya fonds

  • UTA 1933
  • Fonds
  • [1922?] – 2006

Fonds consists of material documenting the professional and personal life of Prof. Tuppil Venkatacharya. Records cover his collection and research of Sanskrit literature through correspondence, typescripts, annotated texts, translations and transliterations, and recordings of some of his academic presentations. Also included in the material is documentation of the community Sanskrit classes taught by the scholar (Series 10) as well as his and his wife’s, Vijaya Venkatacharya’s, involvement in Toronto’s South Asian community. Fonds also includes family correspondence and some biographical material regarding Venkatacharya’s education and positions held at the University of Toronto and other institutions. Please see series descriptions for additional details.

Venkatacharya, Tuppil

Norma Ford Walker fonds

  • UTA 1931
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1958

Three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and nine picture books about the Dionne Quintuplets.

Walker, Norma Ford

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

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

Waddell family fonds

  • UTA 1928
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1908

Graded essay, publications consisting of conference material relating to the International Federation of University Women, admit to lecture card, issues of "Old Lit"; and photographs of U of T Graduating Class in Arts and the University College Executive.

Waddell family

Orval Douglas Vaughan fonds

  • UTA 1926
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1973

Files created by Mr. Vaughan during his service as Chairman of the Property Committee and later of the Board of Governors documenting his involvement in the university's major physical expansion programme; and photographs showing exterior and interior views of house at Maplehearn (1895-1898).

Vaughan, O.D.

Blanche Lemco van Ginkel fonds

  • UTA 1924
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1992

Consists of records documenting Blanche van Ginkel's career as a professor of architecture in the Faculty/School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, mainly from 1977 to 1990.

van Ginkel, Blanche

William Henry Van der Smissen fonds

  • UTA 1923
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1928

Fonds consists of 3 accessions

B1965-0031: Translation of Goethe's "Faust".

B1991-0001: Publications relating to William Hodgson Ellis, who was head of Applied Chemistry in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, 1920.

B1981-0013: 61 files of photographs and sketches of the Van der Smissen family, the Royal Military College and WWI.

Van der Smissen, William Henry

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

University of Toronto Faculty Wives Association fonds

  • UTA 1921
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1959

Minute books, constitution, some correspondence and notices documenting the Faculty Wives Associations (1932-1959) and its precursor the Ladies Auxiliary (1900-1923). There is also one file documenting the establishment of the University Women's War Services Committee established in 1939.

University of Toronto Faculty Wives Association

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