- 1949-1971 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.26 m of textual records (some containing micrographs)
0.02 m of graphic records
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Subseries consists of records pertaining to Dr. Franklin’s work with the Ontario Research Foundation (ORF), primarily for the Royal Ontario Museum. Dr. Franklin worked at the Ontario Research Foundation from 1951-1967, first as a Research Fellow and later as a Senior Research Scientist Her work there centered on the use of microscopic and x-ray data to reveal new information about museum objects. Records include data, micrographs, reports, papers, and correspondence. Papers and research pertain to dating museum objects by metallurgical means, Indian pigments, Chinese pigments and bronzes, and arrowheads.
Subseries also includes 2 photographs of the ORF staff, ca. 1954.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Series is arranged logically, with correspondence appearing first, followed by proposals, reports and articles; research in particular areas; and then raw data.
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