John Mercel Robson Fonds

Series 5: Records relating to academic life and community service

Title

Records relating to academic life and community service

Dates of Creation

1959–1989

Extent

18 cm of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of correspondence, news clippings, reports, and other records relating to Robson’s contributions to various professional, academic, and extra-curricular groups, 1959–1989. These include participation in various studies of English curriculum and education with the Ontario Department of Education and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), 1964–1968, and in the International Forum Foundation and International Teach-In, 1966–1968. Series also includes administrative records relating to his teaching career and principalship at Victoria College, 1967–1982 and involvement with the Royal Society of Canada, 1984–1989.

Subjects

  • Academic achievement
  • College administrators—Selection and appointment
  • Political participation

Box/File List

Acc. No. Box File Title Date
2011.08V 18 1 National fund for the University of Toronto 1959–1960
18 2 Ontario Curriculum Institute 1964
18 3 Ontario Department of Education 1966–1968
18 4 OISE, English Study Committee 1967
18 5 Macbeth video, Ontario Dept. of Education 1968
18 6 IFF [International Forum Foundation] 1966–1968
18 7 International Teach-In 1966–1967
18 8 International Teach-In 1966–1968
19 1 International Teach-In - news clippings 1966
19 2 Theses (active) 1967–1969
19 3 Installation as Victoria College Principal [programme and address] 1971
19 4 Dept. of English, merit increases 1982
19 5 Royal Society Newsletter (editor) 1984–1985
19 6 Royal Society of Canada 1986–1989