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Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Library Fonds

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Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Library Fonds

Fonds #

2065

Title

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Library fonds

Dates of Creation

1877–2012

Extent

5.54 m of textual records
148 photographs
23 architectural drawings
1 photograph album

Administrative History

The library at Victoria University (and its earlier institutions) existed from at least the 1840s. In 1910, the Birge Carnegie Library was built to house the collection, and in 1961 the Victoria College Library was built for the Victoria College collection; the library was renamed to the E.J. Pratt Library in 1967.

The position of Librarian existed at Victoria University dating back to at least 1878. Incumbents in the position included: John Fletcher McLaughlin, 1896–1907, 1912–1913; Augustus Edward Lang, 1907–1912, 1913–1924; Francis Louis Barber, 1924–1945; John Daniel Robins, 1945–1952; Margaret V. Ray, 1952–1965; Lorna D. Fraser, 1965–1977; and Robert C. Brandeis, 1977–2013.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence, 1886-2001; Subject/correspondence files of the Librarian, 1877-2008; Acquisition records, 1877-2007; Records concerning building Birge Carnegie Library, 1907-1911; Records of Victoria University bodies, 1896-2005; Exhibitions records, 1938-2012; Annual reports and other records, 1878-2006; Records relating to the CRRS; and Records of Friends of the Library, 1983-2011.

  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1886-2001
  • Series 2: Subject/correspondence files of the Librarian, 1877-2008
  • Series 3: Acquisition records, 1877-2007
  • Series 4: Records concerning building Birge Carnegie Library, 1907-1911
  • Series 5: Records of Victoria University bodies, 1896-2005
  • Series 6: Exhibitions records, 1938-2012
  • Series 7: Annual reports and other records, 1878-2006
  • Series 8: Records relating to the CRRS
  • Series 9: Records of Friends of the Library, 1983-2011

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 Ephemera Collection.

Access points

  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Library
  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.)—Libraries
  • McLaughlin, John Fletcher, 1863-1933
  • Lang, Augustus Edward, 1862-1945
  • Barber, Francis Louis, 1877-1945
  • Robins, John Daniel, 1884-1952
  • Ray, Margaret V., d.1982
  • Fraser, Lorna D., 1924-2009
  • Brandeis, Robert C.

Subjects

  • Academic libraries
  • Academic librarians