Photo of Walter Theodore Brown with N. Harold Young

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). President’s Office Fonds

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). President’s Office Fonds

Fonds #

2021

Title

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). President’s Office fonds

Dates of Creation

1897–2017

Extent

25.76 m of textual records
53 photographs
2 photograph albums

Administrative History

The Office of the President was created in 1884 when Victoria College and Albert College were federated to form Victoria University. Until 1944, the President, as the chief administrative officer and the person responsible for ceremonial duties, was also the Chancellor. After 1944, the President served as Vice-Chancellor.

List of Presidents:

1849–1850: Matthew Richey (President of Victoria College)
1850–1854: Egerton Ryerson (President of Victoria College)
1854–1884: Samuel S. Nelles (President of Victoria College)
1884–1887: Samuel S. Nelles (President and Chancellor of Victoria University)
1887–1912: Nathanael Burwash (President and Chancellor of Victoria University)
1913–1930: Richard Pinch Bowles (President and Chancellor of Victoria University)
1930–1941: Edward Wilson Wallace (President and Chancellor of Victoria University)
1941–1944: Walter T. Brown (President and Chancellor of Victoria University)
1944–1949: Walter T. Brown (President and Vice Chancellor of Victoria University)
1949–1950: Harold Bennet (President and Vice Chancellor of Victoria University)
1950–1970: Arthur Bruce Barbour Moore (President and Vice Chancellor of Victoria University)
1970–1972: John Edwin Hodgetts (President and Vice Chancellor of Victoria University)
1973–1987: Goldwin S. French (President and Vice Chancellor of Victoria University)
1987–1994: Eva Milada Kushner (President and Vice Chancellor of Victoria University)
1994–2001: Roseann Runte (President and Vice Chancellor of Victoria University)
2001–2015: Paul W. Gooch (President and Vice Chancellor of Victoria University)
2015- : William Robins (President and Vice Chancellor of Victoria University)

Scope and Content

Fonds includes records from the terms of Nathanael Burwash (1887–1913), Richard P. Bowles (1913–1930), Edward Wilson Wallace (1930–1941), Walter Theodore Brown (1941–1949), Harold Bennett (1949–1950), A. B. B. Moore (1950–1970), John Edwin Hodgetts (1970–1973), Goldwin S. French (1973–1987), Eva Kushner (1987–1994), Roseann Runte (1994–2001), and Paul Gooch (2001–2015).

It consists of the following series: General correspondence, 1907–2005; General subject files, 1897–1970; Records relating to the Board of Regents, 1912–2008; Records relating to the Senate, 1954–2008; Records relating to the Victoria College Council, 1928–2008; Records relating to the academic administration, 1915–2013; Records relating to the financial administration, 1905–2000; Records relating to awards, 1918–2005; Records relating to student assistance, 1916–1976; Records relating to students, 1915–2007; Records relating to alumni, 1928–2008; Records relating to functions, 1913–2010; Records relating to the University of Toronto, 1929–2011; Records relating to the United Church of Canada, 1928–2001; Records relating to gifts, 1897–1973; Records relating to the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 1981–2006; Records relating to fund raising, 1974– 2008; Records relating to Emmanuel College, 1968–2008; Records relating to Victoria College, 1975–2012; Records relating to Victoria University, 1968-2008; Records related to the Chancellor and Chancellor's Council of Victoria University; and Records relating to Senior Administrative Meetings (SAM), 2001-2007.

  • Series 1: General correspondence, 1907–2005
  • Series 2: General subject files, 1897–1970
  • Series 3: Records relating to the Board of Regents, 1912–2008
  • Series 4: Records relating to the Senate, 1954–2008
  • Series 5: Records relating to the Victoria College Council, 1928–2008
  • Series 6: Records relating to the academic administration, 1915–2013
  • Series 7: Records relating to the financial administration, 1905–2000
  • Series 8: Records relating to awards, 1918–2005
  • Series 9: Records relating to student assistance, 1916–1976
  • Series 10: Records relating to students, 1915–2007
  • Series 11: Records relating to alumni, 1928–2008
  • Series 12: Records relating to functions, 1913–2010
  • Series 13: Records relating to the University of Toronto, 1929–2011
  • Series 14: Records relating to the United Church of Canada, 1928–2001
  • Series 15: Records relating to gifts, 1897–1973
  • Series 16: Records relating to the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 1981–2006
  • Series 17: Records relating to fund raising, 1974– 2008
  • Series 18: Records relating to Emmanuel College, 1968–2008
  • Series 19: Records relating to Victoria College, 1975–2012
  • Series 20: Records relating to Victoria University, 1968-2008
  • Series 21.1: Records related to the Chancellor and Chancellor's Council of Victoria University
  • Series 21: Records relating to Senior Administrative Meetings (SAM), 2001-2007

Notes

Source of Supplied Title

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

FINDING AIDS

Photographs are described in the photograph database

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Related Groups of Records in Different Fonds

See also Nathanael Burwash (Fonds 2042).

restrictions of access

Certain files are restricted in accordance with the Victoria University Privacy Policy. Please contact the Archivist for more details.

Access points

  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). President’s Office
  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.)—Presidents
  • Burwash, Nathanael, 1839–1918
  • Bowles, Richard Pinch, 1864–1960
  • Wallace, Edward Wilson, 1880–1941
  • Brown, Walter Theodore, 1883–1954
  • Bennett, Harold, 1890–1973
  • Moore, Arthur Bruce Barbour, 1906–2004
  • Hodgetts, John Edwin, 1917–2009
  • French, Goldwin S. (Goldwin Sylvester), 1923-2013
  • Kushner, Eva, 1929-
  • Runte, Roseann O., 1948-
  • Gooch, Paul W.

Subjects

  • College presidents
  • Universities and colleges--Administration