Peter H. Russell fonds

Title: Peter H. Russell fonds

Dates of creation: 1955-2005

Physical description: 10.62 metres of textual and graphic material

Biographical Sketch: Peter H. Russell was born in Toronto on November 16, 1932.  He studied philosophy and history at the University of Toronto (1951-1955) and philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford (1955-1957).  In 1958 he joined the University of Toronto in the Department of Political Economy. He served as Principal of Innis College from 1968-1977. As an expert in judicial, constitutional and aboriginal politics, he served as consultant, advisor, and researcher to government and special interest groups in areas including RCMP activities, indigenous land claims, judicial appointments, and the Ipperwash inquiry. Russell was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1986 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1988. He retired in 1996.

Scope and content: Personal records of Professor Peter H. Russell documenting his academic and administrative activities in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto from 1958-1996.  Includes correspondence, manuscripts, research materials, teaching materials including lecture notes, reports and studies produced for Canadian and international governments relating to constitutional and judicial process.

Finding Aids: Series description

Access: Restricted: Series 2 (letters of reference) and Series 9 (referee comments) are restricted for 30 years.

Accession number: B2005-0001