Faculty of Food Sciences

Title:  University of Toronto.  Faculty of Food Sciences

Date(s) of creation: 1898-1980

Physical description:  17.45 metres of multimedia records

Admin. history/Biographical Sketch: 
The study of household science as a discipline at the University of Toronto has its origins with the Lillian Massey School of Household Science and Art established in 1896.  In 1902 it became the Department of Household Science within the University of Toronto.  Four years later the Faculty of Household Science was formerly established.  From 1906 to 1962, the faculty included some of the first female academics in Canada namely, Annie Laird and Clara Benson.  In November 1962 the faculty's name was changed to Faculty of Food Sciences. The faculty was dissolved on June 30, 1975 and its departments of nutrition, dietetics and food chemistry combined with the Dept. of Nutrition of the School of Hygiene to form the Dept. of Nutrition and Food Science.  Today the Department of Nutritional Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine.

Scope and content: 
Records of the Faculty of Food Sciences including records of its predecessor, the Faculty of Household Science.  Includes administrative files such as faculty minutes, files relating to the establishment and dissolution of the Faculty of Household Science, correspondence, teaching files of Annie Lewisa Laird and Clara Cynthia Benson as well as essays by Prof. Benson;  subject files such as those relating to the 60th Anniversary of the Faculty of Household Science (1962), examination questions.  Also includes student records and lists of graduates.  Graphic materials include photographs and portrait paintings of Lillian Massey Treble, Annie Laird and Kathleen L. Jeffs.
Access/Use: Restricted: subject to review under Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. (A Accessions only).

Finding aids: Finding aids available in Reading Room

Related records in a different fonds: Clara Cynthia Benson fonds

Accruals:   Further accruals are not expected.

Corresponding accessions: A1975-0008, A1978-0039, A1978-0054, A1979-0073, A1980-0040, A1981-0002, B1992-0039