Robin Ross fonds

Title: Robin Ross fonds

Dates of creation: 1982-1983

Physical description: 0.91 metres of sound recordings and textual and graphic material

Biographical Sketch: Vice-Principal and Registrar, Erindale College. Special Assistant to the Provost, University of Toronto.

Scope and contentOral history interview with Robin Ross conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers education and interest in India through to tenure at Erindale College. Focusses on the period ca. 1935-1978 and his education at St. Andrews University and Oxford University, comparing curricula and facilities there with the University of Toronto, his service in World War II and its effects on India and the British Civil Service, arrival in Canada, the Office of the Registrar, entrance requirements, Office of Student Awards, health service, International Students Centre, Career Centre, student housing, Claude T. Bissell, John R. Evans, the federated colleges and Erindale College and the administrative history of the University.

Typed manuscript of Ross' The Short Road Down: A University Changes: A Personal History of the University of Toronto during the Period 1958-1982 Together with an Examination into its Governance, Made by a Sometime University Registrar  (University of Toronto Press, 1984).

Finding Aids: Available for oral history interview (B1986-0056)

Access: Open

Accession number: B1981-0023, B1983-1447 (manuscript), B1986-0056 (oral history)