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Academic files

Series consists of Axelrod's high school, undergraduate and graduate school essays, speeches, drafts of articles written for student newspapers and other materials that document his involvement with student organizations including the Council of the York Student Federation, the Ontario Federation of Students and the Ontario Union of Students, as well as his research interest in post-secondary education and the student union movement. These records include publications, papers, articles and news releases.

Graduate history (MA) : seminar paper

Item is a paper by Axelrod entitled "The urban response to industrialization", prepared for a Canadian history seminar at the University of Toronto in 1972-1973.

Graduate history (MA) : essay

Item is Axelrod's marked essay entitled "Environmentalism and continentalism: Canadian historical writing in the 1930s" for HIST 1149 at the University of Toronto.

Graduate history (PhD) : HIST 512

File consists of a course syllabus and Axelrod's notes for this course, HIST 512, "The historical study of social and family structure", which he audited at York University.

Canadian Union of Students : publications

File consists of papers published and distributed by the Canadian Union of Students. The authors of these papers include academics and students, and the subject matter pertains mainly to education, politics, equality rights, student government, labour unions, and economics.

Ontario Union of Students : papers and resolutions

File consists of resolutions for an OUS conference held at Glendon College, a paper by Ken Stone entitled "To the students of Castle Frank", a paper written by Wayne Hankey entitled "The representivity game", and an unattributed paper presented at an OUS conference in Guelph entitled "Academocracy".

Professorial files

Series consists of records documenting Axelrod's career as a university professor and administrator. Many records pertain in particular to his role as Dean of the Faculty of Education at York University between 2001 and 2008, as well as his work on committees (Ontario Association of Deans of Education, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations). Included are correspondence, job applications, course outlines and student evaluations for courses taught by Axelrod, copies of research grant applications, past tenure files, photographs, reports, speeches, assessments, conference materials, newspaper and magazine articles.

Aboriginal ed. : Min. of Education

File consists of a memorandum and application form from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities regarding funding for a postsecondary education pilot project to support improved access and success for Aboriginal students.

Assessment : CHA [Canadian Historical Association] : paper

File consists of a commentary by Axelrod on two papers, "Canadian youth in the 1940s: helping to shape the postwar society" by Linda Ambrose and "Student leaders at the University of Montreal (1950-1958): behind the 'Carabin persona'" by Nicole Neatby, for the Canadian Historical Association. A letter from Nicole Neatby is also included in the file.

Assessments : journal articles

File pertains to Axelrod's work as an journal article assessor/commenter for journals including the Alberta Journal of Educational Research, the Canadian Historical Review, the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, the Canadian Journal of Education, and the Journal of Youth Studies. Records in this file are copies of Axelrod's assessments/reviews and correspondence from journal editors.

CHEA conference York 2010

File consists of a programme, poster and article pertaining to the 16th biennial conference of the Canadian History of Education Association, held at York University and sponsored by the Faculty of Education.

Convocation citations

File consists of scripts prepared by Axelrod to introduce these recipients of York University's Faculty of Education honorary degrees: Jean Little (2002), Phoebe M. Asiyo (2003), and John Willinsky (2008).

Coroner's inquest

File pertains to Axelrod's participation as a jury member in a coroner's inquest in September 2000.

Danforth Jewish Circle : chair's message

File consists of draft text written by Axelrod for the "Message from the chair" portion of the Danforth Jewish Circle's bimonthly newsletter from December 2012 to December 2013.

Deanship : becoming Dean : 2001

File consists of correspondence sent and received by Axelrod pertaining to his application for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Education, as well as notes for his interviews and the text of his presentation to the Faculty on 4 May 2001. Included is a document written by Axelrod about his recollections regarding the process of becoming the Dean.

Edible News

File consists of four issues of Edible News, the student publication of York's Faculty of Education, which feature Axelrod's "Message from the Dean". Draft copies of his 2004 and 2005 welcome messages are also part of the file.

Faculty of Education celebrations

File consists of programmes, speaking notes and song lyrics pertaining to social gatherings, retirement parties and award ceremonies of York's Faculty of Education. Also included is a 2003 Christmas card list.

History department : history

File consists of a paper about the history of the Department of History at York University between 1960 and 1985 by Michelle Corbett, as well as the program booklet for the Graduate Program in History for 1997-1998.

Jewish studies : Holocaust education program

Item is a publication produced by the Centre for Jewish Studies at York University, entitled "Facing past and future: teaching an portraying the Holocaust a generation later" by Sara R. Horowitz and Mark Joel Webber.

Lieutenant-Governor Bartleman

File consists of Axelrod's e-mail correspondence pertaining to the visit of James Bartleman to York's Faculty of Education on 20 January 2006.

Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test

File consists of Axelrod's e-mail correspondence, notes, briefing notes, notices, Government of Ontario news releases, and articles pertaining to the Ontario Ministry of Education's new Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test, the logistics of administering the test to York's Faculty of Education students, and the eventual cancellation of the teacher testing in 2004. Included in the file is a photocopy of a 2002/2003 Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test information booklet.

Photographs : miscellaneous

File consists of photographs of Axelrod with others at events mostly pertaining to his role within the Faculty of Education at York University, including a Council of Ontario Universities awards dinner and the 2008 York University President's Staff Recognition Awards. Also depicted in these photographs are Martha Piper, James Downey, Ali Jahangir, Michael Brown, Tara Somaroo, Mamdouh Shoukri, Lillian Nasello, and Jean Augustine.

Practicum payment issues : EFTO

File consists of correspondence pertaining to York's Faculty of Education payment policies for host teachers and a complaint made by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (EFTO) about discrepancies in pay between elementary and secondary host teachers.

Promotion to full professor 1994

File consists of correspondence, memoranda and supporting materials pertaining to Axelrod's successful application for promotion to full professor at York University effective 1 January 1994.

Social science departure 2001

Item is a letter written by Axelrod to his colleagues in York University's division of Social Science on the occasion of his appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Education and his departure from the division.

Stadium controversy

File consists of correspondence and newspaper articles pertaining to controversy about tax breaks for donations made to fund the building of a stadium at York University.

SSHRC transformation report

Item is a report entitled "Revitalizing SSHRC: a vision for social sciences and humanities research in Canada", compiled by a steering committee of York University academics, chaired by Axelrod.


File consists of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to Axelrod's annual teaching assignments and graduate student supervisions in the Faculty of Education at York between 2010 and 2014.

YUFA research development fellowship application

File consists of Axelrod's 2010 application form, project description and letters of reference pertaining to YUFA Research Development Fund support for his projects "Policy-making in post-secondary education, 1990-2007" and "A history of schooling in Toronto, 1945-1980".

York Centre for Education and Community

File consists of pamphlets, notes, working documents, a year-one progress report, governance and membership policies, agendas and minutes pertaining to the York Centre for Education and Community and its steering committee, on which Axelrod served as a member.

Ellen C. Adams fonds

  • F0251
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1978

The fonds documents Ellen C. Adams' political activities at municipal level in the Toronto area for the period 1956-1975, including her involvement with the Avenue Bay Cottingham Ratepayers' Association and the Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations (CORRA). Records include subject files pertaining to the City of Toronto Council, the City of Toronto Planning Board, Toronto municipal elections, transportation and the waterfront, as well as meeting minutes, periodicals, books, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, a map and directory, reports, papers and briefs.

Adams, Ellen C., 1925-1982

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