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James E. Guillet fonds

  • UTA 1337
  • Fonds
  • 1944–2005

Personal records of Professor James E. Guillet, documenting his academic and professional career as chemist with Eastman Kodak Company, as a professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto, and as an inventor and promoter of basic research and industrial application in the use and disposal of plastics and synthetic fibres. Includes correspondence, education, administrative and teaching activities; manuscripts of published and unpublished literary works, addresses, associations and conferences, grant applications and research files, laboratory notebooks, research notes and reports of students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting professors, files on consulting and on three high-technology companies he founded, patent files, and photographs.

Guillet, James Edwin

Education and early career

James Guillet registered in mathematics and physics in the Bachelor of Arts program at Victoria College in the autumn of 1944. In second year he switched to honours physics and chemistry, graduating in 1948. In addition to his core honours courses, he took religious knowledge for his first two years, followed by Greek and Roman history. His interest in the latter continued after his graduation with an extra course in 1948-1949. English, French and German (reading courses in French and German his last two years) and physical training rounded out his curriculum. The only extra-curricular activity documented in this series is the Alpha Phi chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

The series begins with notebooks containing lectures, laboratory experiments and notes for his undergraduate courses. Guillet kept detailed and careful notes, recording the names of his lecturers, some of whose personal papers have not survived. In this category are Leopold Infeld and B.A. Griffiths (Applied Mathematics); Andrew Gordon and F. R. Lorriman (Chemistry); D. A.. F. Robinson, M. E. G. Waddell, and W. J. Webber (Mathematics); D. S. Ainslee, Colin Barnes and M. F. Crawford (Physics); and W. T. Brown (Religious knowledge/Greek and Roman history). Professors, whose personal papers are in the University Archives, include George F Wright (Chemistry) and Elizabeth Allin and John Satterley (Physics).

The course notes are followed by a file on Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and another of correspondence with camera suppliers while a research chemist with Eastman Kodak in Tennessee.

In 1953 Guillet entered Cambridge University from which he received his doctorate in 1955. This series contains notebooks relating to laboratory projects carried out while studying under R. G. W. Norrish. The series ends with files on a conference Guillet gave on his research in France in 1954, a seminar at Vanderbilt University (1958), and employment at Eastman Kodak in Tennessee in 1959.

Teaching

This series is almost entirely made up of course lecture notes for undergraduate and graduate courses taught by Prof. French. Included here are lectures on Aeroelasticity, Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Gas Surface Interactions, Vacuum Technology, Applied Mass Spectrometry and Quadrapole Theory. There is also one file of Prof. French’s appraisal reports of Ph.D. thesis which are restricted.

Certificates

Certificates cover his period as a student, as a professional engineer with the City of Toronto and as an alumnus of the University of Toronto. This series also contains high school diploma from Malvern Collegiate Institute in Toronto (1924), Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (1929), Association of Professional Engineers (1939), U of T Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Spring Reunion certificate (June 1979) and Canadian Institute on Pollution Control recognition for period as President 1953-1964 (1965).

Freda Hawkins fonds

  • UTA 1357
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1994

Includes professional correspondence, lectures, manuscript of articles and addresses, research notes relating to her research on government immigration policy and practices. Also included are the records of the Advisory Board on Adjustments of Immigrants (1969-77) of which she was a member. Dr. Hawkins taught in the Political Science Department from 1966-1985 and served as an immigration consultant for several government bodies.

Hawkins, Freda

Article, addresses and reports

This series contains copies of Hawkin's articles, addresses and reports many of which were written while advisor to various levels of governments. Subjects that are covered include immigration law and policy, immigrants, migrants and refugees, multiculturalism and race relations. Of some significance is a copy of the "Tremblay Memo", to the then minister of Citizenship and Immigration which sought to redefine the role of voluntary agencies concerned with immigration.

J.K. Chambers fonds

  • UTA 1139
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2009

This fonds consists of one accession received in 2009. The fonds is arranged and described in ten series documenting Jack Chambers’ 35 year career as professor of linguistics, primarily at the University of Toronto, and his external activities as a forensic linguist, consultant and his passion for jazz. Series 1 contains personal records relating to his appointment, salary, and annual activity reports as a member of the faculty of the University of Toronto’s Centre (and later Department) of Linguistic Studies. Series 2 relates to his administrative activities in the Department and the University. Correspondence will be found in Series 3 and 4. Series 3 contains letters of reference and evaluation for students and colleagues. Series 4 contains more general correspondence with colleagues within and outside the University in the field of linguistics, with some correspondence predating his arrival at the University of Toronto. Series 5 Jazz contains files of correspondence, manuscripts, reviews, evaluations and other records documenting his special interest in this subject. Series 6 documents his teaching activities and contains course files, examination questions and tests as well as student evaluations for some of the courses he has taught. Series 7 Consulting contains files relating to his activities as a forensic linguistic and consultant in criminal and civil court cases, as well as written testimony for Trade Mark cases. Records relating to his publication activities will be found in Series 8 and 9. The majority of the files of articles (published and unpublished) relate to academic writings in the field of linguistics. Series 9 Books contain manuscripts and correspondence documenting his books on two jazz musicians (Miles Davis and Richard Twardzik), and one unpublished novel. There are no manuscripts for his eight books written or co-written on the field of linguistics. The final series, Series 10, documents a 10 year research project on Dialect Topography on various Canadian regions.

Chambers, John Kenneth (Jack)

University of Toronto Administration

Files in this series contain minutes of meetings and correspondence documenting activities in the Centre of Linguistics Studies and the Department of Linguistics. Files containing correspondence of the Centre of Linguistics for the 1960s (prior to Prof. Chambers appointment to the University), were acquired by Prof. Chambers from Prof. C.D. Ellis in 1991. In addition to these files, are files documenting Prof. Chambers’ activities relating to honorary degrees, search committees and visiting lecturers.

Professional activities

Throughout his career, Prof. Irving was involved in many associations relating to sociology, archaeology and anthropology both in Canada and the United States. Files in this series contain correspondence, manuscripts of papers, and other documents relating to his activities with the American Anthropological Association, Canadian Archaeological Association, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Council for Canadian Archaeology (of which he was chair 1968-1970), and Society for American Archaeology. Also included are records relating to some conferences such as the Conference on Japanese Thought and Culture (1975).

University of Toronto

Prof. Irving joined the University of Toronto as professor of anthropology in 1968 after four years at the National Museum of Canada. The files in this series document, among others, include activities of the South West Campus Users Committee, a committee established in 1978 as a result of the report of the South-West Campus Redevelopment Task force. The Task Force reported on space needs and sharing of resources among academic units. The Department of Anthropology was one of many in the “Social Sciences” group who submitted briefs. The Task force recommended the relocation of the Department of Anthropology to Sidney Smith Hall.

There is only on file of lecture notes for ANTH 417, 418 (1973-1974).

Correspondence

This small series contains correspondence, largely of a professional nature and substantially relating to Professor Goudge's activities at the University of Toronto. The topics range from his employment and honours bestowed on him, to matters relating to his students and their academic work, to duties stemming from his sitting on the boards of academic journals. The arrangement is largely by these three groups.

The correspondence in the first files includes offers of employment generally (1934-1970), and employment at the University of Toronto along with annuities, academic leave, and honours, including Goudge's festschrift (1942-1981). Then come files on the supervision of students and the appraisal of doctoral theses (1946-1981) and letters of support for fellowships and scholarships (1967-1985). There is little correspondence relating to the development of administrative policies at the University, though there is a submission by Professor Goudge, in his capacity as chair of the Department of Philosophy, to the Macpherson Committee in 1966.

One of Professor Goudge's long-time friends was A. G. Huntsman, Professor of Marine Biology, with whom he carried on a lengthy (1958-1970) correspondence on philosophical issues relating to science and evolution. This file is followed by one containing Goudge's recollections of his association with A. N. Whitehead at Harvard and the University of Toronto in the 1930s. Professor Huntsman's personal records, which are in the University Archives, complement this correspondence.

The remainder of this series contains correspondence relating to Goudge's involvement with the American Philosophical Association, the Charles S. Peirce Society, the 1979 "Philosophy in Canada" conference, the Royal Society of Canada, and the journals, Dialogue, Encyclopedie Philosophique, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The Monist, and Philosophy of the Social Sciences.

Articles for The Encyclopedia of Philosophy (1967)

Articles are on Henri Bergson, Ludwig von Bertalanffy; Samuel Butler; Charles Robert Darwin; Erasmus Darwin; "Emergent evolutionism"; Asa Gray; Thomas Henry Huxley; Chevalier de Lamarck; Pierre Andre, Lecomte du Nouy; "Origin of Life"; Jacques Loeb; C. Lloyd Morgan; George John Romanes; Jan Christian Smuts; Pierre, Teilhard de Chardin; Jakob Johann, Baron von Uexkull; Alfred Russel Wallace; and Joseph Henry Woodger.

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