James Edward Anderson

Title: James Edward Anderson fonds

Date(s) of creation:  1934-1980  

Physical description:  2.26 metres of textual, graphic, sound recordings and publication records

Admin. history/Biographical Sketch: Dr. James Edward Anderson was born in Perth, Ontario February 23, 1926. He received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1953 and while doing his internship was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Anatomy i 1956.  His involvement in archaeological digs in Ontario and teaching human osteology to pre-med students, led to his appointment in 1958 as assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology.  He was promoted to full professor in 1961.

During this time Prof. Anderson began training human osteologists and physical anthropologists at the University of Toronto and from 1963 to 1966 at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.  In 1966 he returned to the University of Toronto to organize and direct its Ph.D. programme in physical anthropology.  In 1967 he took on the additional responsibility of organizing and directing the Department of Anatomy in the new Faculty of Medicine at McMaster University.  In 1969 he moved to Hamilton to devote all his time to this new endeavor.  Professor Anderson took early retirement in 1985 because of ill health and died on February 4, 1995.

Scope and content: Personal records of Dr. James E. Anderson, professor of anatomy and anthropology at the University of Toronto, McMaster University and State University of New York at Buffalo.  Includes field notes, medical case files of young males (SC4 -SC60),  catalogues, correspondence, manuscripts such as "The Osteology of the Orchid Site, Fort Erie,Ontario"; drawings such as a series of hand drawn diagrams of human anatomy; and photographs relating to archaeological sites in Canada and the United States. Also includes some records relating to other faculty of U of T. such as Dr. L. Oschinsky. 

Access/Use: Restricted; case files in B2004-0009

Finding aids:  Finding aid for B2003-0024 available in Reading Room.

Related records in a different fonds:

Accruals: Further accruals not expected.

Corresponding accessions: B2003-0024/  B2004-0009