Photo of Annesley Hall, 1905

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Dean of Women Fonds

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Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Dean of Women Fonds

Fonds #

2067

Title

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Dean of Women fonds

Dates of Creation

1884–1990

Extent

4.63 m of textual records
29 photographs

Administrative History

In 1903 with the completion of Annesley Hall, the first women's residence, the position of Dean of [Women's] Residence was created. Margaret Addison was appointed the first dean. The duties of the Dean included corresponding with prospective students, arranging room assignments and room-mates and the administration of rules in the residence. The Dean was accountable to the Committee of Management for the "general direction of the residences, and for the discipline and management of Annesley Hall (By-laws of 1914)." In 1920, Margaret Addison was made Dean of Women (also known as Dean of Women Students) in order to reflect that not all women students lived in residence. The responsibilities of the Dean included counselling women students, acting as a member of various University bodies, working on orientation programs, working with student government, and overseeing all matters regarding residence, including selection of dons. In 1990, the position was discontinued and the Dean of Students was created. Dean of Women included Margaret Addison, 1903–1931, Jessie Macpherson, 1934–1963, and Aida Farrag Graff, 1976–1990.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of seven series: Correspondence, 1894–1932; Subject/correspondence files, 1903–1990; Minutes and other records of committees and associations, 1920–1990; Records concerning students and dons, 1884–1989; Records concerning the anniversary of Annesley Hall, 1974–1979; Records relating to Annesley Hall and women's Residences; and Records of the Annesley Student Government Association.

  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1894–1932
  • Series 2: Subject/correspondence files, 1903–1990
  • Series 3: Minutes and other records of committees and associations, 1920–1990
  • Series 4: Records concerning students and dons, 1884–1989
  • Series 5: Records concerning the anniversary of Annesley Hall, 1974–1979
  • Series 6. Records relating to Annesley Hall and women's Residences
  • Series 7: Records of the Annesley Student Government Association

Notes

Source of Supplied Title

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Finding aids

Photographs are described in the photograph database.

Related records in different fonds

See the Victoria Women's Association Fonds (Fonds 2095), The Committee of Managment Fonds (Fonds 2058) and Margaret Addison Fonds (Fonds 2097).

Access points

  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Dean of Women
  • Addison, Margaret Eleanor Theodora, 1868–1940
  • Macpherson, Jessie, d.1969
  • Graff, Aida Farrag

Subjects

  • Deans of women
  • Women deans (Education)
  • Women in education
  • Women college students