Office of the Registrar

Title: University of Toronto.  Office of the Registrar fonds

Date(s) of creation:  1844-1972; predominant 1893-1972

Physical description:  86.77 metres of  textual, graphic and publication records

Admin. history/ Biographical Sketch: Established ca March 14, 1854 following the division of the Office of the Bursar and Registrar and the establishment of the Office of Bursar in 1851.  On July 1, 1965 the name was changed to Office of the Registrar and Directory of Student Services.   The Registrar served as Secretary of the Senate and its Committees. Until 1906, the Registrar of the University of Toronto was also Registrar of University College, and from 1906 to 1947, Secretary to t he Council of the Faculty of Arts.  In addition, the Registrar provided secretarial services for various Presidential Advisory Committees, conferences and other committees.

Scope and content:

The records of this fonds may be broadly described in the following  series:
Administrative files:  Primarily from the time of James Brebner (1893) relating to duties as Secretary in support of the Senate and its committees.  Includes correspondence, minutes of  meetings, senate statutes and bylaws, and other records relating to ceremonies, convocations, conferences, presidential advisory committees and the Commission on University Government.

World War I and II:  College and Faculty lists, war record cards and photographs for those who served in World War I (1914-1922); completed war service questionnaires of those who served in World War II (1947-1949); correspondence relating to enlistment and course data relating to the Overseas Training Company (1916- 1918); Correspondence, terms of reference, recommendations and information on training courses and examinations of the armed forces, submitted by the Royal Commission on Veterans' Qualifications to the University of Toronto in 1945.   Correspondence and lists of servicemen relating to the compilation of a Roll of Service and Roll of Honour for World War II (1941-1950); Honour roll for World War II (5 manuscript volumes). Books A to E. Includes "Memorial Tablets (additional information)" with miscellaneous papers.

Student records and academic curricula: Files relating to the work of the faculties and faculty councils concerning curricula and student records (ca. 1892-1950). General files include those relating to entrance requirements, conferences, convocations, celebrations, curricula, military education, and service (ca. 1875-1964); also includes University of Toronto Matriculation Scholarship Examination lists of awards and candidates' standings (1913 -1924).  Registration applications primarily for Faculty of Arts including pass course for teachers, University Extension, Library School and Music ; student records including convocation rolls, class and prize lists, examination applications and results, registers of matriculants and diplomas; clippings; and photographs.

Access/use:  Restricted;  Subject to review under Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Finding aids: Finding aids available in Reading Room.

Related records in a different fonds:

Accruals:  No further accruals expected.

  Corresponding accessions: A1965-0002/ A1965-0003/ A1965-0008/ A1965-0013/ A1972-0017/ A1972-0040/  A1973-0010/ A1973-0051/ A1985-0031/ A1992-0025