- 1949-2010 (Creation)
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6.0 metres (approx); 15 boxes of textual material, 28 cassettes
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Established in 1963 under the leadership of S.D. Clark, the Department offers courses to more than 5,000 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students.
Several prominent sociologists have taught at the University of Toronto since its early years, including Charles Tilly, Seymour Martin Lipset and Dennis Wrong. Another eminent sociologist, Erving Goffman, did his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. Today, no Department has more graduates in tenured positions in Canadian research-intensive universities. Moreover, many of our graduates have had a significant impact in the public and private sector, including Lorna Marsden (former member of the Senate of Canada and President of Wilfrid Laurier and York Universities), Michael Adams and Donna Dasko (Environics pollsters), Alex Himelfarb (former Clerk of the Privy Council) and Daniel Hill (the first full-time director of the Ontario Human Rights Commission and former Ontario Ombudsman).
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A1979-0064: Recorded lectures given as part of the "Ethnic and Race Relations" lecture series sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Immigration Studies Programme. Lecturers from the University of Toronto include Warren Kabach, Dennis Magill, Robert Harney, Douglas Campbell and Raymond Breton. Guest lecturers include Anthony Richmond and Jean Burnet of York University, Cornelius Jaenen of the University of Ottawa, Pierre van der Berghe of the University of Washington, Nathan Glazer of Harvard University, Don Taylor of McGill University, Helena Znaniecki Lopata of Loyola University of Chicago and Arnold Dashefsky of University of Connecticut.
A1983-0008: Live audio recordings of a conference held in October 1980 by the surviving members of the League for Social Reconstruction. This was a unique event including recollections by such people as King Gordon, Frank Scott, Eric Havelock, Graham Spry, Irene Spry, J.F. Parkinson, Kenneth McNaught and David Lewis.
A1991-0001: Records relating to undergraduate studies; graduate students and graduate studies; teaching assistantships; faculty members and faculty meetings; department committees; special programs and events; the Department Assembly; the Centre for Criminology; department reviews and assessments.
A2017-0022: This accession of records from the Department of Sociology contains PhD student files of graduates from 2000-2010
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A1979-0064 and A1983-0008 are Open
A1991-0001 is Restricted ; Subject to review under "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act"
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