Fonds 1932 - Mary Elisabeth Wallace fonds

Identity area

Reference code

UTA 1932

Title

Mary Elisabeth Wallace fonds

Date(s)

  • 1888-[198-] (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

1.84 m of textual and graphic records (13 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

(1910-2009)

Biographical history

Mary Elisabeth Wallace was a distinguished political biographer and the first female faculty member in what was then known as the Department of Political Economy. She earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto (1931) from the School of Social Work, then spent two years at Oxford, obtaining a Master’s degree in 1935. Years of work with the Protestant Children’s Homes, the Children’s Aid Society and The Infants Homes of Toronto, led to her appointment as Secretary of the Canadian Association of Social Workers in 1942. Two years later, she joined the University of Toronto as a lecturer in Social Work, moving to the Department of Political Economy in 1945. She completed her Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1950 and was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1971.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Correspondence, diaries, course and lecture notes, addresses, notes, manuscripts and publications, subject files and photographs documenting the careers of Professors Alexander Brady and Malcolm Wallace.

This accession consists of two distinct sous-fonds. The first contains files from the personal records of Alexander Brady, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, that Professor Wallace, a colleague and executor of his estate, had retained in her possession following his death. She has added some of her files about Professor Brady and many of the annotations throughout are hers.

The second contains the surviving personal records of her father, Malcolm Wallace, Professor of English at the University of Toronto, 1904-1944, and Principal of University College, 1928-1944.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Open

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Uploaded finding aid

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Accession

B1990-0016

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Rules and/or conventions used

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places