- 1914-1960 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
6 boxes (0.7 metres)
Name of creator
William Snaith was born in Montreal in 1882. He graduated from the University of Toronto's School of Practice Science in 1907. His professional career was divided between Canada and the US. He wrote articles and book-length reports on industrial engineering, some with particular reference to woodworking plants.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Snaith, 1962 and 1966.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists largely of papers concerned with industrial engineering, including the description and 103 photos of the building of the Leaside Bridge in Toronto. It also contains Snaith's personal accounts and diaries covering the years 1914-60.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material