Thomas H.B. Symons fonds. Additions

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ACCESSION NUMBER: 17-004

TITLE 

Thomas H.B. Symons. Additions. -- 1914-2014. -- 4.87 m of textual records. 

BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY 

Thomas H.B. Symons was born at Toronto, Ontario on May 30, 1929, son of Harry Lutz Symons and Dorothy Sarah Bull. He was educated at Upper Canada College, University of Toronto (B.A. 1951), and Oxford University (B.A. 1953, M.A. 1957). He married Christine Ryerson on August 17, 1963 and with her had three children: Mary, Ryerson and Jeffery. Professor Symons has held many posts as an educator over the years, including Assistant Dean of Men, Trinity College and Instructor of History, University of Toronto 1953-55; and Dean, Devonshire House, University of Toronto 1955-63. However, his most notable post was as the founding President and Vice-Chancellor of Trent University, 1961-72. Symons has also held many presidencies, chairmanships and memberships in various organizations, mainly dealing with the topics of education, Canadian studies, native rights and human rights. From 1971 to 1973, Symons was the President of the Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples. He is the author of several reports and articles and has contributed chapters to many books including: "Political Education in Canada" 1988; "Archives Libraries and the Canadian Heritage" 1983; "A Century of Canada's Arctic Islands, 1880-1980" 1981; "A History of Peel County" 1967; and "Native Rights in Canada" 1970. Professor Symons resides in Peterborough, Ontario. (Taken from: "Canadian Who's Who, 1993." Toronto: University of Toronto Press Incorporated, 1993.)

SCOPE AND CONTENT 

Fonds consists of personal and business correspondence, notes, reports, minutes, invitations, and other documents pertaining to the life and career of Thomas H.B. Symons. 

NOTES 

Custodial History: Fonds was in the custody of Thomas H.B. Symons before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2017. 

Condition: Excellent 

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired from Thomas H.B. Symons in 2017 via Robert Taylor-Vaisey. 

Fond Arrangement: Fonds was arranged while in the office of Thomas H.B. Symons and before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2017. A file list was supplied at the time of the donation and was used to facilitate creation of the finding aid. Folder headings and contents have been retained as received. 

Restrictions: Permission of Thomas H.B. Symons and the University Archivist required. 

Accruals: This fonds along with 82-001, 97-019, 01-003, 11-001, 15-006, and 18-001 is an addition to 78-003. 

Trent University Archives acknowledges with appreciation the work and effort of Robert Taylor-Vaisey in arranging the documents and preparing the file list.

Series: A -- Associations

Subseries Canada-Federal

Box: 1

Folder:

1: Association of Universities and Colleges Canada. Commission on Canadian Studies. Notes, documents and correspondence, 1973-1975
2: Association of Universities and Colleges Canada. Commission on Canadian Studies. Notes, documents and correspondence, 1978-1988
3: Canadian International Council. "Foreign Policy for Canada's Tomorrow"
4: Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples. Notes, documents and correspondence, 1972-1973
5: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Notes, documents and correspondence, 1992-1994
6: Heritage Conference. Notes, documents and correspondence, 1994

Box: 2

Folder:

1: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Heritage Conference. Notes, documents and correspondence, 1994
2: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Heritage Conference. Notes, documents and correspondence, 1994
3: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. National Symposium on Heritage, 1994
4: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. National Symposium on Heritage. Disasters, 1994
5: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. National Symposium on Heritage. Defrocking, 1994
6: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. National Symposium on Heritage. Issues, 1994
7: National Symposium on Heritage. Budget/finance/cost, 1994
8: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Heritage papers
9: Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada. Notes, documents and correspondence, 1965-1972
10: Meta Incognita. Basic documents, 1990-1998
11: Meta Incognita. Notes, documents and correspondence, 1991-1998
12: Meta Incognita. Material unused or not fully used. Kept in original order, 1991-1999
13: Meta Incognita. Material unused or not fully used. Kept in original order, 1990-1999
14: Meta Incognita. Material unused or not fully used. Kept in original order, 1993-1999
15: Meta Incognita. "To discuss with Meta Incognita Committee, 1994-1999
16: Meta Incognita. "Notes for remarks", 1998-1999

Box: 3

Folder:

1: Liberal Party of Canada. Leadership Conference, 1968
2: Progressive Conservative Party. Progressive Conservative Convention, 1967
3: Progressive Conservative Party. Policy Advisory Committee, "Brains Trust", 1964-1968
4: Progressive Conservative Party. Priorities for Canada Conference, 1969
5: Progressive Conservative Party. Correspondence: PC Party, 1969
6: Progressive Conservative Party. Correspondence: PC Party, 1970
7: Progressive Conservative Party. Correspondence: PC Party, 1971
8: Progressive Conservative Party. Working committee to plan and prepare for the policy, 1970-1971
9: Royal Society of Canada. Notes, documents and correspondence, 1996
10: Canadian Council on Social Development. "Social Security for Canada 1973"
11: Statistics Canada Review Panel, 2006
12: Statistics Canada Review Panel. Binder, 2006
13: Statistics Canada Review Panel. Draft report, 2006
14: Statistics Canada Review Panel. Rankings, 2006
15: National Statistics Council, 2006

Subseries: Canada-Provincial

Box: 4

Folder:

1: Council of Ontario Universities/Committee of Presidents of Universities of Ontario, 1971-1972
2: Ministerial Commission on French Language Secondary Education. Media clippings. Cornwall and Sturgeon Falls mediations, 1971-1972
3: Ministerial Commission on French Language Secondary Education. Media clippings. Cornwall and Sturgeon Falls mediations, 1971-1972
4: Ministerial Commission on French Language Secondary Education. Media clippings. Cornwall and Sturgeon Falls mediations, 1971-1972
5: Ministerial Commission on French Language Secondary Education. Media clippings. Cornwall and Sturgeon Falls mediations, 1971-1972
6: Ministerial Commission on French Language Secondary Education. Media clippings. Cornwall and Sturgeon Falls mediations, 1971-1972
7: Ministerial Commission on French Language Secondary Education. Media clippings. Cornwall and Sturgeon Falls mediations, 1971-1972
8: Heritage Ontario and membership on the Heritage Ontario Congress Advisory Committee, 1975
9: Ontario Human Rights Commission. Appointment, 1975
10: Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation. Notes, documents and correspondence, 1965-1971
11: Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation. Proposals for an Ontario Cultural Exchange Program and an Ontario-Quebec Cultural Exchange Agreement, 1967-1969

Subseries: Canada-Local and municipal

1: Canadian Canoe Museum, 2003
2: United Community Services of Peterborough, 1970

Subseries: Commonwealth

1: Association of Commonwealth Universities. Council meetings, 1972
2: Association of Commonwealth Universities. 75th anniversary, 1986-1987
3: Association of Commonwealth Universities. Notes, documents and correspondenx3. 3 files, 1971
4: International Council for Canadian Studies. Notes, documents and correspondence, 1989-1990

Series: B -- Media clippings

1: Media clippings, 2008
2: Media clippings, 1964-1965

Series: C -- Subject Files

Box: 5

Folder:

1: Canadian Flag, 1964
2: Goa, 1961
3: Heritage, 1992-1993
4: James Minifie, 1960
5: Leslie Frost book, 1967
6: Prince of Wales, 2009
7: Trinity College School Debate, 1968
8: Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 1966
9: Teapots, 1964

Series: D -- Trusts and foundations

1: Fathers of Confederation Building Trust, 1998-2003
2: Fathers of Confederation Building Trust, 1998-2006
3: Fathers of Confederation Building Trust, 1995-2002

Series: E -- Honourary awards and other degrees

1: University of Ottawa, 1974
2: Trent University, 1975
3: University of New Brunswick, 1972
4: York University, 1973

Series: F -- Universities and colleges

Subseries: Other than Trent

1: University of Western Ontario, 1967
2: Sir Sanford Fleming College, 1966-1970
3: University of Toronto. Devonshire House, 1961-1962

Box: 6

Folder:

1: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. Dean Lennox, 1966-1972
2: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. Alumni and students, 1963-1965
3: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. History and research, 1961-1962
4: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. Dean Lennox, 1963-1965
5: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. THBS portrait, 1963
6: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. General – Dons, 1961
7: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. Guests and Dean's List, 1956-1962
8: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. Residence Council, 1960-1963
9: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. Reference letters, 1958-1959
10: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. Reference letters, 1959-1963
11: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. Alumni and students correspondence, 1966-1971
12: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. Devonshire Committee, 1961-1963
13: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. Devonshire House Dinner, 1963
14: University of Toronto. Devonshire House. Letters, etc. Awards Committee, 1963

Subseries: Trent University. Tom Symons

Box: 7

Folder:

1: Media clippings. Appointment, 1962
2: Press releases, 1964
3: Press releases, 1965
4: Press releases, 1966-1967
5: Petty cash statements, 1961-1963
6: Trent university staff correspondence, 1964
7: Correspondence re: reception for Founding Fund members, 1963-1964
8: Catharine Paar Traill College. Correspondence, 1963-1964
9: Champlain College. Laying of the cornerstone, 1965
10: Peter Robinson College. Correspondence, 1963-1965
11: Personal correspondence, 1967
12: Personal correspondence, 1967
13: Retirement, cards, letters, 1972
14: Retirement, cards, letters, 1972

Box: 8

Folder:

1: Correspondence, 1960-1961
2: Correspondence, 1961-1962
3: Correspondence, 1964
4: "General" correspondence, 1966-1967
5: Letters re: 'announcement of my Trent job", 1962-1963
6: Notes, documents and correspondence on the Advisory Committee on Public Lectures, 1963-1965
7: Correspondence with the Board of Governors, 1966-1967
8: Dinner with C.K. Fraser, 1967
9: Correspondence, 1966
10: Correspondence, 1967
11: "President's House", 1961-1963
12: Correspondence with the Board of Governors, 1964
13: "Trent Opening", 1964

Box: 9

Folder:

1: Correspondence, 1968
2: Correspondence, 1969
3: Correspondence, 1970
4: Correspondence with the Board of Governors, 1968
5: Correspondence with the Board of Governors, 1969
6: Correspondence with the Board of Governors, 1971
7: Trent University Development Fund, 1968
8: Student correspondence, 1968
9: Student correspondence, 1969
10: Student correspondence, 1970
11: Student correspondence, 1971
12: Student correspondence, 1972

Box: 10

Folder:

1: Correspondence, 1971
2: Correspondence, 1972
3: "General" correspondence, 1968-1969
4: "General" correspondence, 1970-1972
5: Catharine Paar Traill College. Correspondence, 1966-1969
6: Catharine Paar Traill College. Student correspondence, 1966-1968
7: Champlain College, 1967
8: Champlain College. Student correspondence, 1966
9: Peter Robinson College. Student correspondence, 1966
10: Lady Eaton College. Opening, 1968-1969
11: Lady Eaton College. Student correspondence, 1968
12: Champlain Lectures, 1965-1970
13: Trent University Dramatic Society, 1965-1970
14: Trent University World University Services, 1965-1968
15: Press releases, 1968
16: Garden Party for Mr. and Mrs. Frost, 1969
17: Trent University Outing Club, 1966-1968
18: Donations to the library, 1969
19: Donations – Trent University, 1969

Series: G -- Chronological correspondence

Box: 11

Folder:

1: Chronological correspondence, 1950
2: Chronological correspondence, 1963-1965
3: Chronological correspondence, 1964
4: Chronological correspondence, 1965
5: Chronological correspondence, 1966
6: Chronological correspondence, 1972-1979
7: Chronological correspondence, 1989-1995

Box: 12

Folder:

1: Chronological correspondence, 2000-2011
2: Chronological correspondence, 2012
3: Chronological correspondence, 2013
4: Chronological correspondence, 2013
5: Chronological correspondence, 2013
6: Chronological correspondence, 2014
7: Chronological correspondence, 2014
8: Chronological correspondence, 2014
9: Chronological correspondence, 2014
10: Chronological correspondence, 2014
11: Chronological correspondence, 2014
12: Chronological correspondence, 2014
13: Chronological correspondence, 2014
14: Chronological correspondence, 2014
15: Chronological correspondence, 2014
16: Chronological correspondence, 2014

Series: H -- The remaining files reflect the original order of files maintained in one specific filing cabinet

Box: 13

Folder:

6: Canadian Narrative Project, 2014
7: Ontario Heritage Trust, 2014
8: AUCC. Commission on Canadian Studies. "On the Symons Report" Draft, 2003
9: Confederation Centre of the Arts. January-August, 2014
10: Confederation Centre of the Arts. September-December, 2014
11: Trent University 50th celebrations, 2014
12: Trent University. "Green Paper" - Strategic Mandate Agreement, 2014
13: Trent University. Colleges. Traill, 2014
14: Commonwealth and Michael Gibbons, 2003
15: Federal Cultural Property Review Committee, 1979-1983
16: Chronological correspondence. An example of a 'waiting file' to be dealt with. January-May, 2014
17: Documents, notes and correspondence re: Independent schools, 1965-1966
18: Documents, notes and correspondence re: Independent schools, 1967-1975

Box: 14

Folder:

1: Ontario Heritage Trust. Executive Committee 9 January 2013
2: Ontario Heritage Trust. Board meeting. 26 March 2013
3: Ontario Heritage Trust. Board meeting. 13 June 2013
4: Ontario Heritage Trust. Board meeting. 20 June 2013
5: Ontario Heritage Trust. Board meeting. 20 June 2013
6: Ontario Heritage Trust. Executive Committee, Audit Committee, Finance and Investment Committee. 29 August 2013
7: Ontario Heritage Trust. Executive Committee. October 2013
8: Ontario Heritage Trust. Executive Committee. November and December 2013
9: Ontario Heritage Trust. Executive Committee. January 2014
10: Ontario Heritage Trust. Board meeting. 26 March 2014
11: Ontario Heritage Trust. Executive Committee. 17 June 2014
12: Ontario Heritage Trust. Board meeting. 24 June 2014
13: Ontario Heritage Trust. Executive Committee. 9 September 2014
14: Ontario Heritage Trust. Board meeting. 15 December 2014
15: Ontario Heritage Trust. Board and Executive meetings. January, March 2015
16: Ontario Heritage Trust. Executive meeting. 29 May 2015
17: Ontario Heritage Trust. Board meeting. 15 June 2015
18: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. May 2013
19: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. July 2013
20: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. October 2013
21: Ontario Cultural Attractions 27 March 2014
22: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. 17 April 2014
23: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. June 2014
24: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. 8 September 2014
25: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. December 2014
26: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. 24 February 2015. Book 1
27: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. 24 February 2015. Book 2
28: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. 25 May 2015
29: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. June 2015
30: Bagnani Trust. 8 April 2015
31: Confederation Centre of the Arts. 6-8 February 2014
32: National Capital Commission. External Committee of Experts. 22 August 2013
33: Institute for Commonwealth Studies. Commonwealth Visiting Professorship, 1975
34: Broadview Press. Board. 4 June 2014
35: Broadview Press. Board. 28 August and 3 November 2014
36: Broadview Press. Board. 27 May 2015
37: Media clippings, 1947
38: Media clippings, 2006-2009
39: Media clippings, 2012
40: Media clippings, Jan-June, 2014
41: Media clippings, July 2014
42: Media clippings, August-December 2014

Series: I -- Symons family papers

Box: 15

Folder:

1: Harry L. Symons. Biography,
2: Harry L. Symons. Photographs
3: Harry L. Symons. Address: Senior Wardens Group AF&AM. November 1945
4: Harry L. Symons. Address: Ladies Study Group. 2 September 1947
5: Harry L. Symons. Address: Lady Alexander Chapter, IODE. 4 November 1947
6: Harry L. Symons. Address: Theta Xi Chapter, Zeta Psi Fraternity. 1 October 1954
7: Harry L. Symons. Correspondence with Dorothy, 1945-1947
8: Harry L. Symons. Correspondence, 1952
9: Harry L. Symons. Correspondence, 1954-1956
10: Harry L. Symons. Correspondence, 1962
11: Harry L. Symons. Toronto Argos, 1913
12: Harry L. Symons. The Georgian Bay Association
13: Harry L. Symons. “Indians data file”, 1961
14: Harry L. Symons. Media clippings
15: Harry L. Symons. Stephen Leacock Memorial Award for Humour, 1968-1970
16: Harry L. Symons. The Lilyholt Ledger, 1952
17: Harry L. Symons. The Television and Radio Writer, 1958
18: Harry L. Symons. Trinity College. Committee on Associates, 1955
19: Harry L. Symons. Trinity College. Convocations, 1955
20: Harry L. Symons. War Diaries. C.E.F., 1916-1918
21: Harry L. Symons. War Diaries. C.E.F., 1916-1918
22: Harry L. Symons. Typescript of short stories
23: Harry L. Symons. Booth Tarkington
24: Harry L. Symons. Plot synopsis # 2, 1952
25: Harry L. Symons. Spanish Preparation

Box: 16

Folder:

1: Harry L. Symons. The Board Meeting, 1951-1952
2: Harry L. Symons. The Orange Belt Special, 1956
3: Harry L. Symons. Three Ships West, 1949
4: Harry L. Symons. Columbian. Rewrite 1941
5: Harry L. Symons. 1942. Three drafts
6: Harry L. Symons. 1942. Three drafts
7: Harry L. Symons. 1942. Three drafts
8: Port au Baril Islanders' Association, 1950