- 1853-1993 (Creation)
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12.78 m of textual and graphic records, artifacts and moving images (70 boxes)
Name of creator
Professor of Geophysics; Principal, Erindale College, University of Toronto.
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Most of the fonds can be fond in B1993-0050: Correspondence, addresses, manuscripts, diaries, minutes, reports, publications, film scripts, posters, certificates, photographs, artifacts, and film documenting Dr. Wilson's activities as a geophysicist, especially in relation to his research work and writings on continental drift, as Director-General of the Ontario Science Centre, and as a member of many commissions, committees and professional associations, often at the highest levels.
Accession B2002-0007 (1 box; 1989-1993) consists of personal papers of Prof. J. Tuzo Wilson including correspondence, manuscripts of articles and unpublished works such as draft autobiography. Also includes records created after his death and maintained by his secretary Moira Arnot. This accession is not further described in the series.
Accession B2014-0025 is filed in Series 19 (Graphic material): Photographs document a meeting of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics XI Assembly that took place at the University of Toronto, September 3 – 14 1957. Tuzo Wilson was vice president of the IUGG and chairman of the arrangements committee. In addition, this accession includes an early hand drawn rendering depicting the movement of tectonic plates, drawn by Wilson sometime in the early 1960s.
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Finding aid for B1993-0050 is attached.
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Oversized textual records are to be found in B1993-0050/061 and oversized certificates in B1993-0050/062. Oversized maps are located in separate folders.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
-Original finding aid for B1993-0050 by Harold Averill, January 1994
-No finding aid for B2002-0007, and it is not further described in this record
-Added to AtoM by Karen Suurtamm, July 2016