Title: Artifacts
Dates of Material:
11 medals
3 pins
1 wristwatch
1 pair of spectacles
1 suit
Scope and content

Series consists of medals and pins awarded Frye; and British War Medal issued for his brother Eraytus Howard Frye, killed in World War I in 1918. Also includes Frye's wristwatch, which was worn the day he died, a pair of Frye's spectacles, and a suit worn at special events.

Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of series.


The series is stored in 2 boxes.

Finding aids

Item list available.

1993, Box 10
10British War Medal issued (with British Victory Medal ribbon) for Eraytus Howard Frye 1918
10Bronze medallion with face of Northrop Frye[1992?]

Includes stand. The medallion was a collaboration between Victoria University and the Northrop Frye Centre, and was designed by Canadian sculptor Dora de Pédery-Hunt. The image of the medallion was used on the cover for the Programme of the International Conference "The Legacy of Northrop Frye" held in October of 1992 at Victoria University.

NOTE: The medallion is stored in a separate box on the shelf beside Box 10.

10Canada Governor General's (25th anniversary)1977
10Centenary of Confederation Medal1967
10City of Toronto Award of Merit (2)1974
10Companion, Order of Canada (medal)1972
10Companion, Order of Canada (pin)1972
10Expert Typist Award, Underwood Typewriter Company1929
10Hodgson's SRPS pin1962
10Lorne Pierce Medal, Royal Society of Canada1958
10Rice University Semicentennial medallion1962
10Royal Bank Award1978
10Royal Society of Canada/Société royale du Canada1970
10The 10th Anniversary of the Order of Canada1977
10The Canada Council/Le Conseil des arts du Canada1967
10The Maclean's Honour Role Medal1990
10The President's Medal, University of Western Ontario1954
10The Reginald Heber Manning Jolliffe Gold Medal in English, Victoria University1933
10Toronto Arts Award1987
10Companion, Order of Canada (lapel badge)
10Mount Allison pin
10Sorority pin
2022.12, Box 1

Seiko wristwatch featuring the University of Toronto blazon on the watch face. Worn by Frye the day he died.

2023.08, Box 1

A pair of Sferoflex spectacles owned and worn by Frye. Includes the case.

2023.08, Box 3
3 /OSSuit[198-]

Jacket and pants worn by Frye for special events.