Fonds - Laurence Edward Lynch fonds

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Laurence Edward Lynch fonds


  • 1920 - 1983 (Creation)

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Laurence Edward “Larry” Lynch was a notable professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto who taught from 1936 to 1976. Dr. Lynch was also the first ever Principal of St. Michael’s College and held this influential position from 1976 to 1981. Dr. Lynch was an alumnus of St. Michael’s College and received his Doctorate of Philosophy from the college in 1936. Throughout his time at the University of Toronto, Dr. Lynch was a member and chair of several academic and administrative committees and councils. He was an advisor to several undergraduate and graduate students at St. Michael’s College in the Department of Philosophy. Dr. Lynch was also quite passionate and heavily involved in the Catholic Church and various Christian and interreligious organizations. He was married until his passing to Dr. Abbyann Day Lynch, a fellow philosopher and professor of Philosophy.

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Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Laurence Lynch throughout his studies and career as a scholar, professor, advisor, and principal at the University of St. Michael's College. His records consist of handwritten and typewritten drafts of essays and theses, including those of Lynch and his colleagues and students, on topics in Philosophy, History, Religion, and Psychology. His records also include copies of addresses and talks; teaching materials, including lecture notes, research notes, syllabi, and reading lists; pamphlets, calendars, and academic handbooks from St. Michael's College, the University of Toronto, and other North American universities; correspondence; materials relating to committees and organizations; files relating to grants; and administrative reports and notes.

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Access to records relating to students and staff is restricted. Access is also restricted to some personal records of Professor Lynch.

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University of St. Michael's College Archives

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