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University of Toronto Scarborough fonds

  • UTA 0186
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2015

This fonds contains 6 accessions from the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and its administrative offices. Academic departments at UTSC have their own fonds-level descriptions. For administrative office, see accession-level descriptions.

University of Toronto. Scarborough Campus.

University of Toronto Scarborough Library fonds

  • UTA 0295
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2008

This fonds contains 1 accession of records from the University of Toronto Scarborough Library. See accession-level description for details.

University of Toronto Scarborough Library

University of Toronto Scarborough Library

This accession contains records from the University of Toronto Scarborough Library. Includes correspondence between the College Librarian (Robert Ball) and various administration, annual reports (1980-1984), miscellaneous project and event files, and some bulletins and reports (1981-1986).

University of Toronto Mississauga fonds

  • UTA 0088
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2006

This fonds contains 11 accessions of records from the University of Toronto Mississauga, formerly known as Erindale College. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto Mississauga

University of Toronto Libraries fonds

  • UTA 1894
  • Fonds
  • 1835-2015

This fonds for the University of Toronto Libraries contains 71 accessions of material originating from no discernible office within the University of Toronto Libraries system, or from defunct offices, and previous committees and task forces. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto Libraries

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

Turney, Omar (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Robert H. Blackburn. Discusses the curricula of the joint United Farmers of Ontario/Dept. of University Extension short courses given in the 1920s for young farmers, their impact on agriculture and on his own life.

Turney, Omar

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

Teaching

This series includes lectures, notes, course outlines, assignments for courses taught by Prof Hume, mainly through the 1970s and 1980s: CSC 108, CSC 201, CSC 280, CSC 354, CSC 2205. There is also documentation on early Physics courses he taught in the 1950s and one course for the Department of Extension on Programming Digital Computers 1957-63. They are arranged by course with Physics and Extension courses files first followed by Computer Science courses.

There are also two taped class lectures: Mikowski Diagrams or the K Calculus and Relativity and Electromagnetism.

Teaching

Dr. Fowler was associated with several universities in the United States and Canada as researcher, administrator and teacher. This series documents his teaching activities from his time as a graduate student and professor at the University of Chicago, through his academic career at OISE and at Tufts University, and in his later career as a consultant. Files contain lecture notes, course materials, and correspondence. He also maintained an ongoing correspondence with many of his students from his years at OISE, providing advice, references and support as they continued their academic careers.

Tatham, George (oral history)

Oral history interview conducted by Allan Irving. Covers his choice of academic field and his arrival in Canada to teach at the University of Toronto (1939-40) through to his departure in 1960. Discusses the establishment of the honors course in geography and its curricula, the administrative history of the Dept. of Geography, prominent personalities in the Dept., including Griffiths Taylor, Donald Putnam and Kenneth Hare, Harold Innis and Sidney Smith and his involvement with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association during and after World War II.

Tatham, George

Talks and addresses

This series documents Prof. Hume’s talks and addresses on various subjects. General interest topics often discussed the growth of computers in society, changes in technology, and the development of computer languages. These were written for general public consumption at invited lectures. There are also a few talks on physics.

More technical talks and addresses focused on computer programming, computer graphics, and computer languages such as TRANSCODE, FORTRAN and Turing. These were most often delivered at professional meetings and symposiums. Prof. Hume recorded a series of lectures with accompanying slides on FORTRAN and another computer language called LISP. These were recorded as a type of tutorial on how to use the University’s computer and were designed to teach computer programming to a wide range of academic users at the University of Toronto. This series contains a copy of the tapes on reel to reel as well as some of the accompanying slides - although it is not clear exactly how they originally matched up. Of particular note are the very early views of the Computer Center and its computers that were included in the slide lecture showing the IBM 650, the IBM 7090 and the IBM 7094.

Files are arranged chronologically with undated talks placed at the end. They contain notes, copies of the talks, overhead transparencies, related event programs and correspondence. In addition, there is a card index of talks that essentially gives outlines and notes. Some of these are related to files in this series while others are unique talks. Apart from the FORTRAN lectures, there is one taped lecture of Prof. Hume giving a key note address at the New College Honours Students dinner.

Surerus, John Alvin (oral history)

Oral history interview with John Surerus done as part of the Library Oral History Project by Humphrey N. Milnes. Commences with an account of his primary and secondary education. Focusses on his career at Victoria College and subsequently with the Dept. of German; the effects of both World Wars on the Department and the University. Discusses his associates on the faculty and staff of the University as well as various aspects of the administrative history of the University and Appleby College.

Surerus, John Alvin

Stuart, Ronald Stiles (oral history)

Interview recorded as part of the Library Oral History Project by Robin Harris of Ronald Stewart who was a student in chemistry during World War II, 1940-1944. Discusses life as a student with observations on the programme, faculty, facilities and extra-curricular activitities.

Stuart, Ronald Stiles

Stuart Donald Robertson fonds

  • UTA 1711
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1955-1985

Records documenting Dr. S.D.T. Robertson's career as a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Included are theses of students he supervised, student term papers, lectures and course notes. There are also files related to his research specifically in the field of electric transportation systems and electrical distribution system design. Special media materials relate to his work on electric vehicles.

Robertson, Stuart Donald

Spelt, Jacob (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor Jacob Spelt conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers his life in the Netherlands and the effects of World War I through to 1987. Focusses on the Dept. of Geography, its curricula, and faculty. Discusses the Faculty of Arts and Science, particularly during his tenure as Associate Dean. Subjects discussed include admission, curricula, budgeting, appointments, promotions and tenure, salaries and allowances. Also discusses the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture while Dean, 1982-1984, its faculty, curricula, and student-faculty relations.

Spelt, Jacob

Speeches, talks, and addresses

Dr. Evans’ ideas have been disseminated most widely, through the many addresses he has been invited to deliver locally, nationally and internationally. It is here that his genius for analysis, organization and foresight and his breadth of vision and his humanity become most apparent. The addresses range over four decades of professional experience, including many to students, but also encompass tributes to family, friends, and colleagues who have meant so much to him over the years and to religious and social organizations.

There are a few small gaps of up to three or four months in some years, and only one address each for 1972 and 1973. These two are the beginning of a substantial gap that extends to 1989. From 1972 to 1978 Dr. Evans was president of the University of Toronto and speeches given then are located elsewhere in the University of Toronto Archives, primarily in A1979-0042 and A1983-0049. The latter accession also includes some of his addresses while Dean of Medicine at McMaster University. That still leaves, however, a decade of missing addresses.

The files contain correspondence, research files, notes, programs, drafts of addresses (some of which were eventually published – see Series 7). The arrangement is chronological by date of address.

Speeches and public talks

Consists of drafts and final versions of speeches and public talks, conference programmes and attendee lists, rough notes, related correspondence, secondary sources including newspaper clippings, and workshop materials related to speeches and public talks given by Eichler throughout her career.

Sound recordings

These sound tapes were given to Professor Barbeau by Professor Warwick Sawyer at the time of his retirement in the 1970s. Includes two 1964 lectures by professor Edward F. Assmus, Jr. (1931–1998) on Algebraic Coding Theory as well as a talk by Harvard Mathematics Professor Garrett Birkhoff (1911-1996) on the history of computing math. All three lectures were possibly for the same event in February 1964 “lecture to AYI”.

Sound recordings

This series consists of sound records of public and academic addresses as well as interviews. The material primarily reflects the early part of his career prior to joining the University of Toronto. Arrangement is chronological.

Sound recordings

This series consists of 4 files including recording of interviews with social workers.

Sound recordings

This series includes 2 interviews with le Riche. One relates to South Africa and discusses his childhood, his early education, his family life as well as his opinions on various aspects of South African history, events and people. A second is an interview with Betty Kennedy done in 1967 discussing the problem of obesity and diet. Finally, the third tape is of a Methodist choir of the Basuto people taped by le Riche during a visit to his homeland. The choir is introduced by le Riche at the beginning of the tape.

Sound recordings

-Talk by Skilling on CBC Radio, recorded 10 September 1945 [3 "78" discs]
-Interview on the BBC, "Czechoslovakia", August 1978 [1 reel]
-"Central Europe", CBC Ideas, n.d. [1 cassette tape]

Sound and Moving Images

Sound recordings and video document Prof. Lee’s research. Reel to reel tapes contain interviews, testimonies with !Kung San bushmen, talks given by Lee on this very topic, taped vocabulary lists of the !Kung San people’s language, native music from Botswana and one radio interview with Prof. Lee. Two videos document a discussion among women academics on the role of women in a hunter and gatherer society. Finally two tapes contain a partial recording of the symposium of Political Struggles of Native Peoples, organized by Prof. Lee in 1972.

Smith, Leonard (oral history)

Oral history interview with Leonard Smith conducted by Humphrey Milnes as part of the Library Oral History Project. Covers the period 1920-1974, focusing on anecdotes concerning senior administrative staff and faculty. Discusses convocations, the administrative history of the University and the effects of the Great Depression and World War II on the University.

Smith, Leonard

Slemon, Gordon (oral history)

Interview of Professor Gordon Slemon of the Department of Electrical Engineering by Valerie Schatzker as part of the Library Oral History Project. Interview conducted on Nov. 25 and Dec. 6, 1988 and Feb. 17, 21 and March 2, 1989.

Slemon, Gordon

Slater, John Greer (oral history)

Oral history interview with Professor John G. Slater conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Commences with an account of his family background and continues with a discussion of his undergraduate and graduate work in the United States. Focusses in the period 1964 to 1986, and the Dept. of Philosophy, providing an account of its administrative history, relations with the Faculty of Arts and Science and the philosophers teaching in the Colleges, with particular reference to St. Michael's College. Also discusses graduate and undergraduate curricula and student-faculty relations.

Slater, John Greer

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