Elizabeth Josephine Allin

Title: Elizabeth Josephine Allin fonds

Date(s) of creation:  1910-1989

Physical description: 1.32 metres of textual and graphic records

Admin. history/Biographical Sketch: Elizabeth J. Allin was born  July 8, 1905 in Blackwater, Ontario where her parents rank the general store.   She attended the University of Toronto where she studied maths and physics, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1926.  She undertook graduate work in physics studying under J. C. McLennan and was granted a masters degree in 1927 and a doctorate in 1931 for her thesis on "The Hyperfine Structure of Spectral Lines".  She spent a year a Cavendish laboratory at Campbridge and on her return to Toronto in 1934 was employed as a demonstrator, occasional lecturer and researcher in spectroscopy.  In 1941-42 she was promoted to the professorial ranks.  Following her retirement in 1972 she wrote a history of the department of Physics entitled Physics at the University of Toronto 1843-1980. She died December 17, 1993.

Scope and content:  Correspondence, diaries, course notes, lecture notes, manuscripts, publications, and photoprints documenting the activities of Elizabeth Josephine Allin, Annie Theresa Reed and Kathleen May Crosby as students, staff and faculty in the Department of Physics, University of Toronto.

Access/Use: Open

Finding aids:  File list

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Accruals:  Further accruals not expected.

Corresponding accessions: B1993-0036