Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Principal's Office fonds

Fonds number


Name of Creator

Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Principal’s Office

Dates of Material

1929-2016, predominant 1945-2001


Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Principal's Office fonds

Source of title proper

Title based on the contents of the fonds.


12.59 m of textual records
67 photographs

Administrative History

The Principal's Office was created in 1928 when Emmanuel College was founded. The College was established as a result of the formation of The United Church of Canada in 1925 and formed with the intention of continuing the tradition of theological education established earlier by Canadian Methodists and Presbyterians. The Principal is head of the College, and thus responsible for its academic program, life and work.
List of Principals:
Alfred Gandier (1928-1932)
Richard Davidson (1932-1943)
Frederick Langford (1943-1945)
Alexander Dawson Matheson (1945-1956)
Kenneth Harrington Cousland (1956-1963)
Earl S. Lautenschlager (1963-1971)
William O. Fennell (1971-1981)
Douglas Jay (1981-1990)
John Hoffman (1990-1996)
Roger Hutchinson (1996-2001)
Samuel Peter Wyatt (2001-2008)
Mark G. Toulouse (2009-2017)
Phyllis D. Airhart (Interim - 2017-2018)
Michelle Voss Roberts (2018-2021)
John H. Young (Interim - 2021-2022)
HyeRan Kim-Cragg (2022-present)

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of 12 series containing the records of the former Principals and the Principal's Office: Subject files ; Correspondence ; Records relating to the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada ; Records relating to the Emmanuel College Financial Campaign ; Records relating to teaching staff ; Records related to committees and task forces ; Records related to inter-institutional agreements and cooperation ; Records related to honorary degrees ; Records related to programs and degrees ; Records related to Lectures, Conferences and events ; Records related to bursaries, scholarships and funds ; Records related to grants and endowments



Immediate Source of Acquisition

2016.09V [contains photographs]
2017.13V [contains photographs]


The Principal's Office has historically maintained all files in alphabetical order by subject. Prior to 2017, the Archives maintained on large series called Subject Files which contained all of the records. In 2017, the Archivist grouped like records together in series based on activity in order to aid with searching.

Restrictions on Access

Series 5 and 8 contains files marked with RR. These files are restricted in keeping with relevant privacy legislation. Contact archivist for details on access.

Finding Aids

Photographs are described in the photograph database. Search by accession number (example: 2017.13): http://archival-photos.vicu.utoronto.ca/


Further accruals are expected.

General Notes

See also Alfred Gandier (Fonds 2026) for records, 1928–1932, Richard Davidson (Fonds 2024) for records, 1932–1943, and Kenneth Harrington Cousland (Fonds 2036) for records, 1956 to 1963

General Notes

See also President's Office Fonds (Fonds 2021, series 18 - Records relating to Emmanuel College)


Administrative Bodies