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York University historical collection

  • F0450
  • Collection
  • 1885-2006, predominant 1970-2006

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, genealogical charts, family histories, newspaper clippings, publications and related material detailing the history of the site on which the Keele Street campus of York University now stands; correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to the search for the grave site of Peter Erlin Kaiser and a photocopy of his Last Will and Testament; a genealogy and a history of the Kaiser family of Ontario (1933); copies of articles on the Palatine settlements in York County and Upper Canada; a publication, 'An account of the Boynton family and the family seat of Burton Agnes,' (1914); material on the Smith family (Hoover relations), correspondence seeking information from descendants of the Hoover family with responses, Hoover genealogies and material on the Troyer family genealogy (Hoover descendants); biographical material on York pioneers, correspondence, archaeological reports, copies of campus and survey maps and of architectural renderings of the Hart, Hoover, and Stong buildings on the University campus; obituary notices for the last surviving member of the Stong family who lived on the property, a copy of a genealogy of the family and a photocopy of a history of the church that was located on the property (by T.E. Kaiser);a newspaper article concerning Hart House, a building on the York campus which was relocated there in the 1930s from King Township, material related to the 40th anniversary celebrations of York University in 1999 and the York University Faculty Association strike of 1997, as well as other material details of which are available in the finding aid. Accession 2009-019 includes an album of presentation photographs taken by Panda Associates showing Founders College, Steacie Science Library, the Farquharson Life Sciences Building, Burton Auditorium and the Central Utilities Building likely during the 1960s, as well as photographs and textual material regarding the dedication of the Scott Library on 30 October 1971.

York University Archives and Special Collections

Morris Katz fonds

  • F0335
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-1985, predominant 1947-1979

The fonds documents Morris Katz activities related to environmental issues as a consultant for various organizations, as a researcher, author and editor. It also documents his teaching activities.

Katz, Morris

Otto Friedman fonds

  • F0308
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1978

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes and notebooks, index cards as well as a large volume of photocopied articles used by Otto Friedman in his teaching, research and writing activity. These include notes taken during his own education in England. In addition, there are typed lecture notes for courses he taught at York, as well as typescripts of articles and lectures by Friedman, and a typescript draft of his 'Masaryk's social philosophy and critique of Marxism,'. There are also course reading lists, some student materials (class lists, including some with student grades, student essays, and correspondence) and some correspondence and printed materials relating to York University, including calendars and handbooks. There is some material dating from Friedman's time as a management consultant in London, England, including studies of management styles in British firms. The posters are reproductions of paintings by masters (Picasso, Utrillo, etc.), that appear to have hung in his office.

Friedman, Otto

Ruth Morris fonds

  • F0461
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2001

Fonds consists of materials relating to Morris' personal and professional life as a social activist, advocate for prison abolition, writer and lecturer including pamphlets, notes, drafts of articles and books written by her, monographs, published and unpublished articles, photos, clippings, personal and professional correspondence as well as volumes of Morris' detailed diaries.

Morris, Ruth, 1933-2001

Harry S. Crowe fonds

  • F0297
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, typescripts, reports, publications, research materials, legal documents, course materials, student essays, and administrative material relating Harry S. Crowe activities at York University and Atkinson College, at the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers, with the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism and related subjects.

Crowe, Harry Sherman, 1922-1981

Mildred Bakan fonds

  • F0229
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2000, 1945-1995 predominant

Fonds consists of the professorial records of Bakan's professorial work and academic research, including drafts of manuscripts, completed writings, correspondence, notes lecture, notes and other teaching files. Records also relate to her and her husband's involvement with inner-city Black youth and their draft dodging in the 1960s.

Bakan, Mildred

Anthony Richmond fonds

  • F0095
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1991

Fonds consists of professorial records and includes his research files and personal files.

Richmond, Anthony

D. McCormack Smyth fonds

  • F0412
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1986

The fonds documents D. McCormack Smyth's career as an administrator both in private corporation and in academic institutions as well as his teaching activities in administration for the period 1947-1986.

Smyth, D. McCormack (Delmar McCormack)

Robert Casto fonds

  • F0175
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1952]-1993

Fonds consists of personal and business correspondence, reviews, notes, drafts and manuscripts of poems and musical compositions which document the career of Robert Casto.

Casto, Robert Clayton

H. Ian Macdonald fonds

  • F0150
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1995

Fonds consists of Hugh Ian Macdonald's Ontario government economist files, his speeches, correspondence, day books, York University Presidential files, Community service files, Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation files, York International files, and his IDEA Corporation files.

Macdonald, Hugh Ian,1929-

J. Roby Kidd collection

  • F0337
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1961

The collection consists of photocopied correspondence, papers, agendas, minutes of the Organizing Committee of York University, and of the Provisional and regular Board of Governors of the same institution, 1958-1961.

Kidd, J.R. (James Robbins), 1915-1982

York University Dept. of Campus Planning fonds

  • F0046
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1980

Fonds consists of the records of the Director's Office (1959-1967), including correspondence, development planning materials, plans, and reports concerning the early planning and development of the university.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Dept. of Campus Planning

O.R. Lundell fonds

  • F0182
  • Fonds
  • [1960]-1995

The fonds documents O.R. Lundell's activities as a professor and university administrator. Records consist of correspondence, course notes, evaluations and advising material. Also included are reports, minutes and background material relating to the design requirements of the Chemistry department within the new Chemistry and Computer Science Building, the Canadian Institute for Research in Atmospheric Chemistry and the Science Olympics.

Lundell, O.R.

York University Archives calendar collection

This collection describes courses and stipulates requirements for attaining academic qualifications. The calendar collection documents admission requirements, academic expectations, and standards for the completion of degree requirements. The collection consists of course calendars, mini-calendars and handbooks issued by faculties and departments. The collection is extensive though incomplete.

York University Archives and Special Collections

William Greer fonds

  • F0185
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1980

The fonds mainly consists of William Greer plans, memos, correspondence and architectural drawings about York University.

Greer, William

York University Department of Instructional Aid Resources fonds

  • F0050
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1987, predominant 1968-1973

Fonds contains video recordings of York University convocations (1972-1975), faculty and department seminars and lectures, and conferences.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Dept. of Instructional Aid Resources

Robert Freeman fonds

  • F0307
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1978

The fonds consists of Robert Freeman's records pertaining to his involvement in student affairs at York University.

Freeman, Robert, 1933-

Roger Kuin fonds

  • F0340
  • Fonds
  • 1972

The fonds consists of a collection of student essays on the question: 'Why did you come to university?', which was submitted to Professor Roger Kuin's second year class in English literature in 1972.

Kuin, Roger

Ellen Baar fonds

  • F0226
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1998

Fonds consists of Ellen Baar's course readings, research materials, drafts of published works, committee minutes and supporting documents, notes, and correspondence relating to her work on government regulation, compliance and environmental issues.

Baar, Ellen

Margaret Beare fonds

  • F0135
  • Fonds
  • 1994-1996

Fonds consists of the records relating to the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston (Arbour Commission)(1996), including background papers, research papers, testimony, and the final printed report that studied the operations and management of the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario, and the incidents that occurred there starting 22 April 1994.

Beare, Margaret E.