James Headly Acland

Title:  James Headly Acland fonds

Date(s) of creation: 195- - 1976 

Physical description:  2.85 metres of architectural, graphic and textual records

Admin. history/Biographical Sketch:  James Acland was professor of architecture in the University of Toronto School of Architecture from 1958 until his death in 1976.  His main research and teaching interest was in historical architecture of the medieval period.

Scope and content:  Records documenting Professor Acland’s research, publication and teaching activities.  Includes notebooks, scripts and draft papers, photographs, slides, and negatives.  The fonds is dominated by over 4000 prints and negatives documenting his research interest in and publication of his book The Gothic Vault and the book Building by the Sea written with Eric Arthur on the study of maritime architecture on Canada’s east coast.  Also included are numerous prints of Toronto where Acland was active in the preservation of historic buildings such as Old City Hall.

Access/Use: Open

Finding aids: Finding aid available in Reading Room

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Accruals:   Further accruals not expected.

Corresponding accessions: B2001-0044