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This series reflects Dr. Roots’ research interests that were expressed through addresses. Related material such as notes, manuscripts, abstracts, correspondence, and promotional material are filed with the corresponding address. The vast majority of the addresses in this series were given at meetings and conferences to fellow scientific researchers and pertained to Dr. Roots’ own research. Of the small number of remaining addresses, most were given at public lectures and also pertained to Dr. Roots’ research. Other address topics include a memorial speech for a professor, a presidential address and a talk on women in neurochemistry.


This series documents addresses that Professor Slater gave and attended both within the Department of Philosophy and at other universities. This section does not contain the text of any addresses, but rather is a collection of flyers advertising addresses, with no distinction between addresses that Professor Slater presented and addresses that he attended. All but a few of the addresses pertain to Philosophy and many of them pertain specifically to Bertrand Russell.


Most of this series is comprised of files on the radio broadcast, ‘Proof and truth in mathematics’, that Professor Barbeau presented on the CBC “Ideas” program on 11, 18, and 25 May, 1982. Included is covering correspondence, drafts of the scripts and transcripts of the tapes, and interviews with H.S.M. Coxeter, Chandler Davis, Stillman Drake, Charles V. Jones, Morris Kline, Frank Tall, Gregory Moore and Israel Weinzweig. The remainder of the series consists of a number of other addresses by Professor Barbeau and one by Serge Lang. The arrangement is chronological.


The addresses in this series span much of Dr. le Riche’s career at the University of Toronto and his post-retirement activities. They cover many of the topics mentioned in Series 6.


The addresses in this series date from Professor Skilling’s return to Canada in 1959. Most were delivered at conferences, with those from 1986 on dealing primarily with Tomas Masaryk. The principal Masaryk conferences represented are those at the University of London (1986) and in Prague (1994 and 2000). Included also is Skilling’s address on Masaryk given on the occasion of his receiving an honorary degree from Charles University in 1990, and the series of lectures he delivered on Masaryk in Prague in 1992. Other conferences represented include the Conference on the Prague Spring in Paris and the Institute for Slovene Emigration Studies in Ljubljana, Slovenia (both in 1998).

An audiotape of a lecture given by Professor Skilling in Prague in April, 1994 is filed as /06S


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


In his role as director of the Institute of Aerophysics (later Aerospace Studies), Dr. Patterson was a frequent speaker at scientific gatherings and, less often, at other events.

The handwritten and typed drafts and printed copies of his addresses in this series provide a representative sampling for the years 1950 to 1978.


Professor Goudge was much in demand as a speaker, with invitations coming from student clubs and organizers of special lecture series, and conferences, and other academic gatherings. The notes for and drafts of addresses, some with covering correspondence, in this series are representative rather than a complete record of the formal and informal talks he gave over a period of more than fifty years.

The first two files consist of "philosophical papers" read to clubs and groups between 1934 and 1977. Except for the talks he gave at the Huntsman Royal Lunch Club at the University of Toronto (1963-1988), the remaining addresses are filed in chronological order. Those that were delivered on several occasions are filed under the date of the earliest presentation. The most popular ones were on various aspects of evolution and include titles such as "ethics and evolution: a reappraisal" (1964-66), "genetic fallacy" (1965), and "on formalizing evolutionary theory" (1972). The papers presented at conferences were often published, the printed version of which may be found in Series V.


Prof. Ivey spoke regularly to groups, conferences, meetings, convocations and graduation dinners at both the university level and the high school level. He spoke to administrators, alumni, and students in both university and high school, and to high school and university level teachers as well as to the general public. The subject of these talks was centred frequently on his passion for the sciences, teaching and physics. Some of these addresses, like “A soupçon of science” were later published. The files in this series contain manuscripts of addresses as well as correspondence and notes. Of particular interest are files relating to his trips to England (1963-1964) ,China (1985), and to Caracas, Venezuela, Poland and New Zealand (1991).


The addresses in this series are largely public talks, some of which were written on cards, that were delivered in conjunction with lantern slide shows that were highly popular at the turn of the century. The subjects are art, architecture, literature and history, the locales largely Italian, with a few nods to Spain. The single non-Romance address is on German proverbs. The talks on Michelangelo and Raphael were much in demand. They were delivered as part of the University's popular Saturday Lecture Series and, along with others, at numerous locales across southern Ontario. Student organizations, especially the Modern Languages Club, were also frequent venues.

There is also [box 005, folder 01] a selection of cards with press clippings of quotations, current events and amusing anecdotes that were collected for use, in part, in his university lectures and in public talks. Only a few of are dated; those that are range from 1905 to 1911. Most are written in English, but some are in Italian, Spanish, and French.


When giving public addresses, Dr. Till often made liberal use of slides, overheads and, latterly, “powerpoint”. Some of his presentations consist solely of slides or the paper originals of overheads (the acetate overheads have, for the most part, been disposed of), which served as illustrations for his remarks. Where identified, these have been retained.

The series begins with a number of folders containing a mixture of correspondence about, notes and background information for, and occasional press coverage of, addresses for the years 1965-1982. These are followed by files for approximately 90 addresses (and a few interviews) arranged chronologically, with accompanying correspondence and drafts. Between 1986 and 1994 many of these consist predominantly of slides. While most addresses were given at conferences, seminars, and workshops dealing with various aspects of his research, Dr. Till also gave freely of his time to speak to the broader public. Included is his address to the Royal Society of London, into which he was inducted in 2000.


The addresses in this series were given by Bissell during and shortly after his presidency of the University of Toronto. They touch on some of his main interests – higher education generally and students and university governance in particular; economic and cultural nationalism and one of its corollaries, the image of Canada in the United States; and the role of the Arts in Canada. The series concludes with Bissell’s convocation address in 1977 on being awarded an honorary degree by his alma mater, the University of Toronto on the occasion of its sesquicentennial.


Dr. Ostry was much in demand at academic conferences, at conferences and meetings related to her work as a senior civil servant, and as an guest speaker at meetings of professional and community associations. While requests were often turned down in later years, due a very full official schedule, she still made time to appear at many functions, especially those in which she had a personal interest.

The addresses in these files are arranged chronologically by date. A file may contain a draft (or drafts) or the address indicated and other(s) on the same topic that are not dated, related correspondence, and some background research material.

From 1988 to June, 1990, when this series ends, Dr. Ostry made dozens to appearances at official government functions and other events, and only for the more important ones did she prepare a full text. Many of the files in B94-0016 for these years contain only correspondence and notes. There are also two files for 1988 containing notes only that Dr. Ostry had not identified with particular addresses

A list of addresses, from 1970 to the end of 1997, appears in Appendix A. Only a few addresses in this series are missing from that list, and a small number are present that were not included in it.


Only a few addresses are represented in this series. Other addresses are filed largely in Series 5 with the conferences and other events with which they are associated.


This series is a compilation of addresses, speeches and talks given by Dr. Safarian at public and academic functions over a period of nearly four decades. They document Dr. Safarian's chief concerns of foreign investments, national management policies and multinational corporations.

The files contain drafts of addresses, addresses, notes, research materials and press clippings. Arrangement is chronological. Some of the addresses were originally created as subject files by Dr. Safarian.


The files in this series consist of addresses Helleiner delivered between approximately 1941 and 1978 in Toronto and at a number of international conferences. The addresses cover a range of topics in European economic history which Helleiner was noted for as a scholar and public speaker, including four files of talks on Plato and economic unrest delivered at the Economic History Association annual meeting in 1948 and three files related to "Asceticism and Economic Growth," a paper he delivered at Loyola College in 1974 and as a convocation address at York University in 1978. Aside from addresses, records frequently include research notes, correspondence, and drafts with revisions.


Only seven of Professor Sim’s addresses are represented in this series. The most thoroughly documented, on toxic and hallucinogenic plants, was given to the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Research Foundation in Toronto in October 1978. Other topics include enzyme therapy, narcotic analgesics, the treatment of infections in cancer patients, amikasin, endorphins, and the use of Didanosine for AIDS patients.


Professor Falls was much sought after as a speaker, both at academic conferences and other functions and by the general public. He was very obliging so over the course of more than fifty years he gave a large number of talks. Some of them are included in this series. The arrangement is chronological, and the files contain, in addition to the addresses themselves, notes, correspondence, and some background material.

The talks Professor Falls gave ranged across the spectrum of his research. Though he gave a number on small mammals, his most popular ones were on bird songs (see box 036(25)), for example] but not only to the general public. He gave a number of papers on his research on the western and eastern meadowlarks and the white-throated sparrow, in particular, at conferences ranging from those of the American Ornithologists Union and the International Ornithologists Committee (he chaired the scientific program of 19th congress of the latter in Ottawa in 1986 but also gave papers at Oxford, Berlin and Moscow) to the Wilson Ornithological Society. He was in close contact with many universities who invited him to give lectures, seminars and participate in field studies. Amongst these were the University of British Columbia, where he gave several seminars on birds in 1973, Rutgers University, Rockefeller University, Cornell, and the University of Wisconsin (1986). But he also was available for less formal presentations to students, especially at the University of Toronto, where he gave talks to student clubs and through the Division of University Extension, and across southern Ontario.


This series consists of addresses and speeches (formal and otherwise) that are not included in files in other series, along with covering correspondence. The series begins with correspondence regarding speaking engagements (1971-1994), followed by the addresses themselves (1974-1994). Some of the addresses are academic in nature (the majority of these were delivered at Erindale College), while others were delivered to labour, military and service groups, with which Dr. Morton was involved or had an
interest. There is also the occasional radio talk. The file for 1982 (for example), which lists the public lectures and papers read for that year, provides an indication of Dr. Morton’s very active life as a public speaker.

The addresses are divided into two sections. The first consists of the covering correspondence and the addresses filed chronologically (one folder per year). These are followed by what Dr. Morton describes as ‘slide programme scripts’ – lists of slides, often described at some length, associated with lectures and addresses that he gave – and the texts of addresses that have been annotated with comments on accompanying slides (the slides themselves are not present). Texts for a few of the ‘slide programme scripts’ may be found with the ‘political and academic manuscripts’ in series 8.


This series is comprised of various addresses, speeches and talks given by Dr Fox over a twenty year period. It illustrates his roles as scholar, public figure and educator. The addresses underline Dr Fox's academic, teaching and political interests. Recurring themes deal with the concept of leadership, the relationship of the university to society and politics and the press.


Dr. Solandt was much in demand as a public speaker, especially with professional, service, and educational organizations and groups. Often he served as a keynote speaker or, especially in later years, as an “after dinner” speaker.

The records in this series consist of notes on cards for addresses, covering correspondence for and typed drafts of speeches given. There are approximately 350 in total and the arrangement of them is chronological. They comprise the bulk of Dr. Solandt’s addresses that have survived; the remainder can be found within the Omond Solandt fonds, especially in accessions B1993-0041/002 and B1994-0020/002(05)-(30). Others are scattered here and there elsewhere in other series in these and other accessions in the fonds.


Consists of:

  • an address delivered at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, 27.1.1909, printed in Applied Science, New Series, II, 4 [February 1909], 170-185.
  • Handwritten notes for an address, ca. 1913


The papers in this series form only a partial documentation of those presented by Professor Lang at conferences; a more complete list can be found in his curriculum vitae under “papers in refereed conference proceedings”, “other papers” and “invitational panels and public lectures”, covering the years 1979 to 2010. Some of the papers in this series are not listed in his c.v.

The files contain drafts of papers presented, usually with related correspondence.


This series documents Dr. Mastromatteo’s research and advocacy in the form of addresses. The addresses in this series are mostly Dr. Mastromatteo’s but there are some addresses by others, possibly sent to him for review or reference purposes. There are also some small amounts of reference material filed with his addresses.

The addresses in this series are mainly about occupational health, with some on environmental issues and human rights issues as they relate to occupational health (for example workers’ compensation). Most addresses in this series were given at meetings of professional associations with a small number of talks given at private companies.

Records in this series include notes, manuscripts, correspondence, projector slides, reports and press clippings.


This series contains files on addresses delivered by Professor Spencer at various educational institutions (including the University of Toronto), to the public meetings and groups, and to government and professional groups. Included is covering correspondence, course material, notes, drafts of addresses, programmes and associated conference material. The addresses noted as being with the Department of History at the University of Toronto were not departmental lectures but public addresses given in the Department.

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.

Acquisition records

Series consists of acquisition records, a list of theological books donated, loans record, acknowledgment letters to donors and other records related to gifts and donations to the library.

Accession B1995-0021

Consists of correspondence; lecture notes on tropical diseases; drafts of addresses and publications including the proposed second edition of HUMAN ECOLOGY FOR STUDENTS OF MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY (1978) documenting Dr. le Riche's activities as an epidemiologist and administrator in the School of Hygiene and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics; biographies and bibliographies of U of T scientists (1922-1977).

Accession B1989-0046

Consists of biographical files, mementoes, addresses, manuscripts and publications (1950-1988), curricula and lecture notes in epidemiology (1960's to 1976), lecture notes in public health sanitation, international health, and School of Hygiene documenting Prof. le Riche's career in epidemiology in the School of Hygiene and its successor departments. Includes photoprints.

Academic work

This series consists of Professor Skilling’s academic work, including research notes, materials related to his doctoral thesis (The German-Czech National Conflict in Bohemia, 1879-1893), and materials related to the revision his doctoral thesis (The Czech-German Conflict in Bohemia, 1867-1914). These three kinds of academic material have been identified by headings within the file list. All file titles are provided by Skilling’s own filing system, unless otherwise indicated by square brackets.

The research notes were likely used to support the writing of Skilling’s theses. Some of the notes have been organized by Skilling according to subject, whereas others are organized by date. The notes organized by dates have tabbed subjects inserted into the research notes; however, these subjects have not been listed in the finding aid. All notes refer to Central and Eastern Europe. Although the research notes are not dated, they are assumed to correspond with his theses and have been dated accordingly.

Records relating specifically to Skilling’s doctoral thesis consist of drafts, notes, and research material. The thesis was titled “The German-Czech National Conflict in Bohemia, 1879-1893,” was completed between 1936 and 1940, and was approved in June of 1940.

Records relating to the revised thesis, The Czech-German Conflict in Bohemia, 1867-1914, consist primarily of notes and drafts contributing to the revision. There is also correspondence between Skilling and several other academics and publishers, much of which deals with publication of the finished thesis and requests for research material that would be available in North America [“Thesis Revision 1946,” /005(01)]. There are drafts and correspondence with Henry L. Roberts, the editor of the Slavic Review, regarding the publication of an article by Skilling entitled “Social and Economic Aspects of the Czech-German Conflict in Bohemia in the Late Nineteenth Century.” The subject of this article corresponds to the second chapter of Skilling’s revised thesis. Skilling worked on the revision beginning in 1946 and up to at least the 1970s, when it was rejected for publication by the University of Toronto Press. The records have therefore been dated as such.

Academic research

This series documents Prof. Prentice’s research and publishing collaborations with other Canadian and international physicists. There are quite extensive files on a number of ongoing research projects as well as a few isolated experiments. Records include correspondence, minutes of meetings, research proposals and reports, results, memos, data analysis, grant information, draft articles or parts of articles, manuscripts, records relating to publishing including referee comments. Files are grouped by project or experiment, and are arranged somewhat chronologically. Miscellaneous files relating to the publishing of papers and early proposals are filed at the end of this series.

Academic activity files

This series contains documents pulled together by Prof. Armatage for her tenure review as well as for subsequent yearly reviews. Files contain mainly professional correspondence, descriptive reports on research and teaching activities, yearly activity reports and clippings about her work. There is information on promotions, awards, research leaves and grants. Clippings in this series also give evidence to Prof. Armatage’s work outside mainstream academia including her role as a documentary filmmaker and curator for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Academic activity and teaching

Series consists of administrative and personal records generated by Dr. Galloway. Series includes records of his teaching activity at McGill University and the University of Toronto, research leave proposals, academic exchanges, and funding requests.

Academic activities

This series consists of files documenting some of Dr. Baker’s teaching and writing activities mainly produced during his years at the University of Toronto. There are two files containing drafts, notes and correspondence relating to Native Health lectures given to 2nd year medical students in January 1993. These are followed by four files containing drafts of papers on the history of the Sioux Lookout Program, northern native health and children’s health issues.

Academic Lectures

Series consists of lectures delivered by McIlwraith while teaching at Cambridge University and the University of Toronto. Lectures cover a range of topics within anthropology and are directed to first-year students, third-year medical students, as well as including some graduate-level seminars.

Academic Departments

Series C, Academic Departments, covers the years 1964 through 1991 and 2005. The academic departments at UTSC have changed drastically over the course of the university’s history. This series utilizes the current (as of 2013) academic structure, with the addition of three early programs (General Program, Extension, and Physical Education), to provide a framework based on academic subjects for arranging departmental material. Divisions and departments that are now defunct or which have been amalgamated into conglomerate departments are represented under the new department heading; however, a comprehensive list of all programs, current or defunct, for which material exists in the collection has been provided in the file list to aid in discovery. This list has been replicated in the scope and content note for each subseries below. The series includes course descriptions, course evaluations, course guides, handbooks, reports, and other materials. The series is divided into eighteen subseries based on the current academic structure of the university.

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.

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