Accession A2017-0020 - University of Toronto. Faculty of Information (iSchool). Inforum Library

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UTA 0102-A2017-0020


University of Toronto. Faculty of Information (iSchool). Inforum Library


  • 1905-1977 (Creation)

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1.2 m (4 bankers boxes) of textual and photographic records, publications and objects

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This accession of records was originally donated to the Inforum with Winifred G. Barnstead's grand nephew, David Macrae. The material was arranged and described in the Inforum and then transferred to the University of Toronto Archives.

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This accession of records transferred from the Faculty of Information's Inforum Library contains the records of Winifred G. Barnstead, and document her work as the first Director of the Library School at the Ontario College of Education—the original incarnation of the Faculty of Information. The records document Barnstead's work in developing formalized training at the Library School during her tenure from 1928 to 1951. The records include correspondence with libraries and other library schools, UofT staff and faculty, drafts of manuscripts and articles written by Barnstead, School/Faculty informational bulletins, information on course programming and development, as well as some miscellaneous collected material relating generally to librarianship and library studies.

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Restricted ; subject to review under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

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