Accession A2007-0019 - University of Toronto. Department of Zoology

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UTA 0086-A2007-0019


University of Toronto. Department of Zoology


  • [ca. 1946] -1970, 2007 (Creation)

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710 drawings

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This accession is a collection of teaching charts used by the Department of Zoology from the 1940s through to the 1970s. Measuring on average 120 cm x 180 cm, most of the charts are paintings by in-house artists James Bray and Irene Nosyk. The paintings were either based on original renderings from microscopic views or laboratory samples or were copied from printed charts and published illustrations.

A card index created by the Department of Zoology was also transferred with the collection and has served, along with information printed in on the original charts, to describe each item.

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The charts are arranged by the biological class and each is numbered within its class beginning with the class abbreviations. For example, charts on mammals will be numbered Mam 1. , Mam. 2 , Mam 3…. This original numbering system has been maintained in this finding aid and therefore there are gaps in the numbering sequence for charts that no longer exist.

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