Fonds 2047 - Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). First House fonds

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Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). First House fonds

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CA ON00357 2047

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  • 1959–1992 (Creation)

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17 cm of textual records
6 photographs
2 photograph albums

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Administrative history

First House is one of the Lower Houses in Burwash Hall along with Bowles-Gandier, Caven, and Nelles Houses, which were constructed in 1931, named in 1936, and renovated in 1995.

Known as First House when it was built, the name was changed to Ryerson House in 1936. In 2021, the name was changed back to First House.

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Fonds consists of general files containing minutes, correspondence, memoranda, lists of residents and other records, 1959–1961, 1966–1967, 1970–1981; minutes, 1981–1987; minutes, 1990–1991, and minutes and other records, 1991–1992; and photographs.

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1990.178V - Contains photographs
1993.060V/TR - Contains photographs


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