Fonds 0031 - University of Toronto. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics fonds

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UTA 0031

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University of Toronto. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics fonds

Date(s)

  • [ca. 1884] - 1992 (Creation)

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Fonds

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5.08 m of photographic records, moving images and textual records

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(1906 -)

Administrative history

Formerly known simply as the Department of Astronomy. Name changed to Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2001.

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This fonds contains 6 accessions.

A1974-0027: Contains administrative files, particularly those of Clarence Augustus Chant (ca. 1905-1953); personal records of Chant (ca. 1884-1950) including the manuscript of his autobiography; records on the opening and specifications of the David Dunlap Observatory, and correspondence and reports relating to the Observatory (ca. 1906-1936); includes photographs, primarily of the observatory.

A1981-0061: Contains files of the Director (Donald MacRae) relating to the events celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Copernicus including the visit of Dr. Wilhelmina Iwanowska of the Nicholaus Copernicus Observatory, University of Torum Polond.

A1982-0004: Contains files of the Director relating to activities on two committees of the National Research Council: Algonquin Radio Observatory Long Range Planning Committee (1968) and Dr. Currie's Committee "Astronomy and the Universities (1966). Also correspondence with the Faculty of Arts Dean's Office (1966-1972).

A1993-0010: Contains a video copy of the "Dedication of the Helen Sawyer-Hogg Telescope" and accompanying Scrapbook.

A2004-0023: Contains correspondence, work diaries, nightly observing summaries, Time Application Committee files, and project files for the Las Campanas Observatory, the Canadian Telescope in Chile. Also included are two drawings of the Las Campanas buildings - one of the dome and the other of Casa Canadiense, the residence.

A2005-0011: Contains scanned copies of photographs document the department of Astronomy and in particular the David Dunlap Observatory and Las Campanas telescope in Chili. Includes early views of the David Dunlap Observatory and grounds, memorabilia such as clippings regarding its opening, as well as photographs of telescopes and related instruments. There are also photographs of the University of Toronto Telescope in Chili and early photographs of DDO staff. (Files are jpg format, colour and black and white with a resolution of 200 ppi, print size approx. 3”x4”).

Also included in this accession are three electronic copies of the Index to the David Dunlap Doings, the departmental newsletter

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Restricted; Subject to review under "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act"
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A1974-0027

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A1981-0061

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A1982-0004

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A1993-0010

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A2004-0023

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A2005-0011

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A2017-0016

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