- 1957-2003 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.88m of textual records
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Files in accession B2005-0001 contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues received by Prof. Russell over more than four decades. Unlike the other series of correspondence described below, the contents of letters, cards and notes is more familiar and personal in nature and generally deals with non-professional activities such as trips, seasonal greetings, family matters, neighborhood and church activities, activities of friends and colleagues. Early correspondence discusses his appointment to the University of Toronto as lecturer (1958) correspondence with Oxford University regarding the M.A. exams, and appointment as assistant professor (1965). Some copies of Prof. Russell’s replies are included with incoming letters. Topics among the subject files include the Bathurst/St. Clair Task Force, Hillcrest Neighborhood Resources, Ontario Liberal Association, University Settlement, and Wychwood Park.
Files in accession B2017-0006 contain records related to the personal life of Prof. Russell. Material covers awards received, family vacation property (Minnicog Company of Jarvises), family reunions, memorial addresses and services for colleagues, and a convocation address.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
B2005-0001: Files are arranged chronologically and later alphabetical by topic. Researchers are advised to check both arrangements for correspondence with a particular writer. For list of photographs removed from files see Series 14 (Photographs).
B2017-0006: Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.
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