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William Dendy fonds.
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William Dendy fonds.

  • SCA146-GA119
  • Accession
  • [ca. 1900], 1921-[194-], 1963-1993, predominant 1970-1992
  • Part of William Dendy fonds.

The fonds consists of materials documenting William Dendy's life and career as an architectural historian. This includes university course notes, research material for published works, research material on the history of Canadian architecture and other research interests such as Forest Hill, Hamilton, the architects Frank Darling and William Somerville, and the Massey family. Some materials relate to Dendy's teaching activities, Toronto walking tours and consultancy projects.

Includes articles, card files, clippings, correspondence, electronic records, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, ms. and ts. notes. Includes photographs, negatives, and approximately 40,000 slides (including more than 17,000 images of Canadian architecture, urban space, and landscape). These slides were taken by Dendy and are each individually identified by him.

Dendy, William

William Dendy Library.

The William Dendy Library consists of more than 3,500 books and 2,500 periodical issues. For the most part, the collection focuses on the history of architecture, but other topics, such as music and literature, are featured as well.

Dendy backup disks : binder 1.

Includes ten high density 3.5" backup disks. The majority of files contained on these disks relate to Dendy's extensive research on Forest Hill. A printed file list is available for each of these disks. Files are stored in one of three different directories: "FHPERMIT", "FHARCH", and "FHSTREET".

Information contained on these disks relates to the following subject areas: Forest Hill building permits for the period 1924-1939, Alphabetical listing of Forest Hill architects; Alphabetical listing of Forest Hill streets.

Also includes ms. holograph notes and bibliographic references re Canadian architecture.

Dendy, William

Dendy backup disks : binder 2.

Includes five high density 3.5" backup disks. Files are stored in one of three directories: "BILLSDIS", "LOSTTOR" and "SWARTZ". This includes files with research relevant to Lost Toronto (probably the new edition of 1993), as well as files relevant to the projects which Dendy worked on as architectural historian to the Property Restoration Branch of the Ontario Heritage Foundation between 1987-1989 (see "BILLSDIS" directory). Files contained in the "SWARTZ" directory relate to work Dendy carried out for Tom Schwartz, President of Intraurban Projects re the 1070 Queen St. E. Project. Some programming files are also contained on the disks in this file.

Dendy, William

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