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Ernest Armstrong McCulloch fonds
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Correspondence: general

These files concentrate on the professional activities of Dr. McCulloch and his colleagues and often contain information about appointments and grant applications. Includes correspondence, curriculum vitae, occasional letters of reference, copies of research papers and offprints of articles, and miscellaneous material.

Ernest Armstrong McCulloch fonds

  • UTA 1541
  • collection
  • 1951-2005

This finding aid has been compiled from inventories of the four accessions prepared by Harold Averill and Garron Wells. The fonds describes the personal records of Dr. Ernest McCulloch documenting his career as professor of medicine and administrator at the University of Toronto, and as medical researcher and author of over 200 articles mainly relating to his work on leukaemia and other blood related disorders. Arranged in 17 series, this fonds contains professional and personal correspondence, files relating to administrative activities at the University of Toronto and the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital, subject files on external activities with various professional and academic organizations, editorial boards, etc., teaching materials including lecture notes and extensive research materials documenting experiments relating to cell growth in mice conducted during the 1960's . Also included are graphic materials documenting activities such as meetings and awards as well as illustrations for presentations and publications.

McCulloch, Ernest Armstrong


This series includes records documenting personal family life, professional activities including position appointments, medical internship, club memberships, and participation in health related organizations at the national and international level, and honours bestowed. Amongst the last are the Gairdner Foundation International Award (1969), election to the Royal Society (1999), an honorary degree from the University of Toronto and election to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (both 2004).

Includes weekly appointment books, daily journals, curriculum vitae, personal and professional correspondence, minutes of meetings, certificates, and photographs.

Professional organizations: general

Dr. McCulloch was involved with a number of Canadian, American and other international professional organizations. This series contains files mainly dealing with his involvement with the AIDS Steering Committee of the Royal Society of Canada. Other organizations include American Association for Cancer Research, Canadian Institute of Academic Medicine, International Society for Experimental Hematology, the Japan Prize, and the Royal Society.

Files include correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, etc.

Professional organizations: personal

This series contains files documenting Dr. McCulloch’s participation in various organizations mainly relating to the medical field. His participation included general membership, attendance at conferences, reviewer and referee of articles for scholarly journals, committee membership, among other activities. Among the organizations represented in this series are American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Hematology, Atomic Energy of Canada’s Research and Development Advisory Panel ,the journal Clinics in Hematology, Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, Ontario Medical Association, Royal Society of Canada, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Toronto Blood Club, the Japan Prize and the Royal Society.


This series consists of manuscripts, correspondence, research notes relating to published articles and chapters in books written alone or in collaboration with colleagues. Arrangement is chronologically by date of publication, although contents of file may be earlier.

The bibliographic data in the file list has been copied directly from Dr. McCulloch’s curriculum vitae and additions have been made where warranted.


In addition to his responsibilities as medical researcher, faculty member and author, Dr. McCulloch also was in demand as a speaker by many organizations. Among the sponsors of these talks and addresses were the CBC –TV program “The nature of things”, numerous national and international organizations for the study of cancer and haematology, Royal Society of Canada, and other universities. In the late 1980s many of this addresses dealt with AIDS research. Files in this series contain correspondence relating to the addresses given and/or drafts of the addresses themselves.

Editorial Boards/Referee for scientific journals

Dr. McCulloch was a member of editorial boards at a number of scholarly journals including Blood, Blood Cells, Journal of Cellular Physiology, Cancer Surveys, among others. This series contains records documenting these activities as well as his work as a referee for other scholarly journals.

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