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Organizing Committee of York University fonds

  • F0074
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1959

Fonds contains minutes of the Organizing Committee for the period of 1957-1959 [incomplete].

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Organizing Committee of York University

York University Archives calendar collection

  • F0158
  • Collection
  • 1960-2000

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.

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York University Archives ephemera collection

  • F0168
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1960-1996]

The collection includes ephemera such as announcements of conferences, seminars, and exhibits; newsletters from various university offices and colleges; public reports; guides and handbooks; press releases; bulletins; posters; etc. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the office which created the ephemera.

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David Coombs fonds

  • F0169
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2002

The fonds consists of audio recordings of, and notes relating to, interviews conducted by David Coombs with founding members of York University, particularly relating to McLaughlin College, and with K.H.M. (Michael) Creal and Harold I. Schiff regarding their roles on the Search Committee for a President of York University in 1969-1970; correspondence between Coombs and Prof. George Tatham, Master of McLaughlin College; and letters, photographs, ephemera, and a vaudeville script entitled "Inbad the Sailor" performed by Arthur Huston, Coombs's step-grandfather.

Coombs, David

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

Maurice Elliott fonds

  • F0238
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2005

The fonds consists of citations given by Dr. Elliott as University Orator and includes biographical information, correspondence, programmes, and drafts created or used for writing the citations. Fonds includes correspondence, mission statement samples, and supporting reference information documenting Dr. Elliott's role in developing York University's Mission Statement.

Elliott, Maurice Slater, 1937-2016

Edgar Tilden Alberts fonds

  • F0253
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1971

The fonds documents Edgar Tilden Albert's activities as a member of the Organizing Committee of York University and his travel to the Soviet Union for the period 1955-1971.

Albert, Edgar Tilden

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-

Arthur Hackett fonds

  • F0318
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1960

The fonds consists of Arthur Hackett's copies of correspondence, reports, minutes, newspaper clippings and printed material related to the Organizing Committee of York University and the establishment of the University in 1959. It includes: minutes of the Organizing Committee, 1958-1959, of the Executive Committee and the Facilities Planning Committee, both 1959, as well as of the Publicity Committee, 1958-1959; copies of drafts and the final form of the York University Act (1959); a copy of the first report of the Curriculum Committee; and reports of meetings of the Provisional and the official Board of Governors.

Hackett, Arthur

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

Denis Smith fonds

  • F0411
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The fonds consists of a taped interview of Denis Smith by Paul Axelrod, a graduate student at York University, concerning the early history of the university, and the dispute between the then-president, Murray Ross and the faculty in 1963. It also includes a transcript of the interview.

Smith, Denis

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.

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