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Guest Register

Guest book for various events associated with the Office of the President including: June 24th 1970 Board Dinner in honour of W.m.M.Kelly retiring Chairman of hte Board (sponsored by) Donald L. Mordell, President. Twenty Five Year Club First Annual Dinner (December 9, 1970). Annual Meeting of the Advisory Council (December 17, 1970).

Ryerson Presidential photographs

Six framed colour photographs of Ryerson's first principal and subsequent presidents and acting presidents. These are :

  • Howard Kerr
  • Fred Jorgenson
  • Tony Wilkinson
  • Donald Mordell
  • George Korey
  • Walter Pitman

Howard H. Kerr

Framed photograph of Ryerson's first principal Howard Kerr. Mr. Kerr is in convocation robes and is seated on an ornate wooden chair with "RIT" carved into its back. Small silver plaque attached to the bottom of the frame.

Fred Jorgenson

Framed photograph of Ryerson President Fred Jorgenson. Mr. Jorgenson was Ryerson's president from 1966 - 1969. Small silver plaque attached to bottom of the frame.

Dr. Donald Mordell

Framed photograph of Ryerson president Donald Mordell. He was president of Ryerson from 1970 - 1974. He is pictured wearing a convocation robe and mortar board and holding a book. There is a small silver plaque on the frame below the picture.

Walter Pitman

Framed photograph of Ryerson president Walter Pitman. He was president of Ryerson from 1975-1980. He is pictured in convocation robes holding a tied up scroll.

Terry Grier

Framed photograph of Ryerson president Terry Grier. Mr. Grier served under the title president and vice-chancellor after Ryerson achieved University status in 1993. He served from 1988 - 1995.

President's celebration notices

File contains invitations extended to the Ryerson community or to faculty and staff to celebrate a noteworthy event. This primarily includes the Annual Holiday Celebration for the whole community.

"Ryerson Honours Chancellor David Crombie" video

A brief (7:40 minutes) retrospect of David Crombie's life and career at Ryerson, presented at a farewell reception celebrating the end of Crombie's term as Ryerson's first Chancellor. Terry Grier, Al Wargo, Lynda Friendly and Claude Lajeunesse gave brief personal comments about the individual, David Crombie.The Ryerson Archives was given credit for the use of archival material about Ryerson and David Crombie.Because this was a joint production of the President's Office and the Office of University Advancement, a decision was made to co-arrange under both Groups. Co-arrangement: Collection Record RG 395.50 Office of University Advancement

Senior Management meetings and retreats

File contains the senior management meeting and retreat records. It includes correspondence, requests, notes, summaries, meeting minutes, directions, agendas, publications, a case study, a report on the student experience, and funds.

Terry Grier Convocation gown and mortarboard

File consists of the official gown and mortarboard worn by Terry Grier at convocation ceremonies during his tenure as Ryerson's President. The blue gown is a combination of rayon and velvet with gold embossed trim. The mortarboard is blue velvet with gold.

Convocation hoods

Convocation hoods used during the 1950s/60s/70s.
3 plain black
3 black with white fur trim
1 black with white fur trim and yellow lining
1 burgundy/maroon
1 black with gold lining and white trim

Principal's Convocation gown

File consists of a purple gown with blue velvet trim and gold embossed trim. Photographic evidence suggests that this gown was worn at convocation ceremonies by Principal/President Fred Jorgenson, President Donald Mordell and President Walter Pitman during the mid to late 1960s until the later 1970s.

Convocation mortarboards

File consists of three blue velvet mortarboards with embossed gold trim and gold tassels. The sizes (7 1/8, 7 1/4, and 7 1/2) suggests that these were worn by Ryerson's presidents over the years.

Management report

File contains a management report presented by the external auditors Thorne Riddell & Co. and Ryerson's response to the report.

Management Committee executive records

File contains the Management Committee's executive records. It includes meeting minutes, correspondence, statements, agendas, proposals, architectural drawings, brochures, reports, institutional costs, projections, and budgets.

Award to Gosha Zywno letter and photograph

Letter of congratulations and an 8 x 10 colour photograph of Malgorzata Zywno, Electrical Engineering faculty member, from the Center for the Advancement ofTeaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida. Gosha Zywno was a recipient of an "Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology", presented at the Fifteenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning.

President Sheldon Levy Installation dvd

A DVD of the installation ceremony of President Sheldon Levy on November 2, 2005. The original master was produced by the School of Radio and Television Arts. This transfer to DVD was created by the Digital Media Projects Office (John Hajdu). See the accession documentation for further details.

President's newsletter

The President's Newsletter, issued bi-annually, Spring and Fall, discussed updates and noteworthly events related to the school and faculty in a hardcopy format. It was discontinued as of October 19th, 2009 and replaced with the wholly digital, Ryerson Today.

Pre-School Education files

File contains Pre-School education materials. It includes proposals, purchase requisitions, correspondence, memorandums, and an annual report by the Atkinson Charitable Foundation.

President's Commission on Educational Television report

File contains records related to the President's Commission on Educational Television report. It includes correspondence, drafts, television workshop plans, publications, architectural drawings of TV studios, and a final report on "Planning for Educational Television at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute".

Timetabling files

File contains the timetabling records. It includes correspondence, memorandums, meeting minutes, timetables, reports, diagrams, and floor plans.

Nursing department files

File contains the Nursing department's files. It includes correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, budgets, agendas, membership lists, memorandums, proposals, and agreements.

Debentures records

File contains the debenture records. It includes correspondence, estimates, and applications for capital funds for approved projects.

Home Economics files

File contains the Home Economics department's records. It includes correspondence, staff lists, reports, projections, notices, proposals, clippings, advertisements, photographs, and program descriptions.

Director of Student Affairs files

File contains the Director of Student Affairs' files. It includes correspondence, complaints, a copy of the "THINK" magazine from 1965, briefs, job descriptions, a brochure, event plans, and reports.

Accounting files

File contains account files including correspondence, blank salary schedules and financial statistics, proposals, travel expenses, and an investment schedule.

Placement Office files

File contains Placement Office documents. It includes correspondence, brochures, statistics, memorandums, reports, proposals, a questionnaire, and a student placement handbook.

User Committee files

File contains User Committee files including correspondence and the report "Phase One of the Western Extension Plans".

Counselling Services files

File contains Counselling Services' files. It includes correspondence, apprentice selection tests, reports, clippings, proposals, programme materials, brochures, and published materials.

Academic planning (general)

File contains the general academic planning materials. It includes development plans, correspondence, meeting minutes, proposals, project outlines, reports, memorandums, a five year plan, clippings, an address on higher education in Ontario, and "Post-Secondary Education in Ontario: A Statement of Issues".

Safety and Security files

File contains Security Services files. It includes correspondence, memorandums, insurance requirements, tenders for insurance, notes on regulation changes, and an outline specification for security services.

Physical Plant files

File contains the Physical Plant files. It includes correspondence, memorandums, summaries, proposals, material from the project diary for the master plan for Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, reports, notices, and petitions.

Student Services files

File contains Student Services department files. It includes correspondence, agendas, memorandums, "Roomers: The Lost Race of Society", exchange program materials, committee descriptions and listings, and Student Services department listings and flow charts.

College of Heralds files

File contains the College of Heralds' files. It includes correspondence,"Heraldry", "College of Arms - The Heralds and their Functions", and "Wording on Letters Patent".

Ryerson Systems Institute files

File contains Ryerson Systems Institute files. It includes correspondence, a press release, proposals, "Profit Through Computer Education" seminar materials, meeting minutes, budgets and expenditures, salaries, finances, reports, and course evaluations.

Registrar's Office files

File contains the Registrar's Office files. It includes correspondence, memorandums, reports, withdrawals, statistics, schedules, newsletters, and meeting minutes.

Campus Planning files

File contains campus planning files. It includes correspondence, plans, clippings, recommended policies, briefs, notes, proposals, memorandums, an organization manual, and reports.

Library files

File contains the Library files. It includes correspondence, memorandums, estimates, meeting minutes, clippings, and legal requirements.

Health Sciences Division files

File contains the Health Sciences Division files. It includes correspondence, reports, a summary report, proposals, meeting minutes, "Guiding Principles for the Regulation and the Education of the Health Disciplines" presented by the Minister of Health, a transcription of a telephone conversation, and clippings.

Special Event files

File contain the special events files. It includes an address on the dedication of Jorgenson Hall, correspondence, notes, and an aide memoire to President Mordell.

General files

File contains general files. It includes correspondence, the history of the Ryerson and future projections, summaries, the address "Why Students Rebel", reports, and "The Real Egerton Ryerson" by Howard Adams.

Task force on professional development

File contains records related to the task force on professional development. It includes correspondence, workshop materials, reports, flyers, memorandums, agendas, report drafts, meeting minutes, and reports.

Building and Campus photographs

Photographs are scanned from existing images in the Archives collections. Original images can be found in :

  • RG 76.10
  • RG 76.14.1067
  • RG 76.14.1074
  • RG 76.14.1081
  • Howard Kerr Hall documentation file number 1
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