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William Dendy fonds.
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Architecture : miscellaneous.

Includes miscellaneous materials relating to a wide number of themes in the fields of both architecture and art. These materials include issues of periodicals including The Literary Review of Canada and newsletters of The Society of Architectural Historians; photocopies of journal articles and of extracts from books; a catalogue of contemporary art; photocopies of clippings; correspondence; and tourist guides and pamphlets relating to Ontario (especially Windsor) and to parts of the U.S.A.

Dendy, William

Canadian Homes and Gardens.

Includes ms. holograph notes and bibliographic references from issues of Canadian Homes and Gardens from the 1930's up to the 1950's. File dividers separate these materials into separate sections according to the topic to which they relate.

Dendy, William

Canadian Homes and Gardens : home building.

Includes ms. holograph notes and bibliographic references from Canadian Homes and Gardens (primarily journal issues from 1940's and 1950's) re home building in Canada. File dividers are used to separate materials in this file into separate sections according to the theme to which they relate.

Dendy, William

Clippings.

Contains loose untitled materials in the form of clippings re Canadian and U.S. architects including Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, Donald McKay, and Henry-Russell Hitchcock. These clippings also focus on architectural developments in Toronto and elsewhere. Also includes a clipping (1990) re Africville, a black settlement in the Maritime provinces. Another clipping focuses on an exhibition of the art works of Wiitasalo and Daniels at the Art Gallery of York University in 1993.

Dendy, William

England and Scotland.

Includes booklets, pamphlets, folded flyers re historic buildings and sites in England and Scotland. Additionally includes guides to the collections of galleries and museums in Great Britain. Some postcards depicting the interiors and exteriors of historic buildings and sites in Great Britain are also contained in this file.

Dendy, William

Fulford Place, Brockville.

Contains untitled loose materials. This includes a photocopy of a document entitled "Inventory of Household Furniture, Furnishings, and Art Objects Belonging to the Estate of the Late Honourable G.T. Fulford Contained in Fulford Place, Brockville". The original document dates from Dec. 11, 1911. This file also includes photographs of the exterior and interior of Fulford Place.

Dendy, William

Massey.

Material relating to the Massey Manufacturing Company and the Massey-Harris Co. Ltd. in the form of architectural plans and drawings and maps. Also includes photocopies of articles from Massey's Illustrated and Massey-Harris Illustrated, as well as a list of building permits and contract record references to the Massey Manufacturing Company.

Dendy, William

Ontario architecture.

Includes photocopies from books, a research paper, and other materials re the history of the city of Toronto and the County of York, re public buildings erected in Ontario from 1867 to 1889, re the architect, William Kauffmann, and re public collections of materials related to Ontario buildings. Photocopies of photographs of Ontario buildings which date back to the second half of the nineteenth century are also among the items in this file.

Dendy, William

Provinces : not Ontario or Quebec.

Includes books, booklets, pamphlets, folded flyers, reports, ms. notes etc. These materials relate to at least one of the following areas: the history of a city or a region of Canada, heritage subjects, the architectural history of a specific building or area of Canada. These materials are relevant to the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

Many publications of the British Columbia Heritage Trust are contained in this file. This includes the Technical Paper Series which focuses on specialized heritage subjects within a British Columbian context. Some annual reports of the British Columbia Heritage Trust are also contained in this file. Some b&w photographs received by Dendy from the Dept.of National Defence are also contained in this file. However, the subject of these photographs is not described. Finally, this file contains some postcards depicting historic sites and buildings in Nova Scotia and murals in British Columbia.

Dendy, William

Sample microfiche : Avery Library, Columbia University.

Includes sample microfiche from the Avery Library, Columbia University in the form of a catalogue of furnishings for the home (original dates back to 1918) produced by Aladdin Company, and in the form of Sweet's Architectural Trade Catalog File (original dates back to 1906).

Dendy, William

Somerville,William Lyon : diaries, 1943-1945.

Includes research materials gathered by Dendy re the William Lyon Somerville Diaries. Materials include photocopies of the original diaries and are divided into three sections according to the year to which they relate i.e. 1. 1943; 2. 1944; 3. 1945.

Dendy, William

Toronto research : buildings.

Includes ms. holograph notes in the form of a listing of some of the buildings in Toronto organized by the area in which they are located. Details of the street address, the architect(s), the permit file no., date of construction?, and a description of the building are provided. Includes research on Forest Hill.

Dendy, William

Toronto : road atlas plates.

Includes building plans, plans for building lots and park lots, as well as plans of subdivisions of lots. Also includes road atlas plates. All of these materials cover the Toronto area and take the form of either originals or photocopies. Also includes ts. report by Dendy and other materials re the consultancy work carried out by Dendy on 74-76 York St. for Page and Steele Architects.

Dendy, William

U.S. and Canadian Cities : guides and brochures.

Includes maps of regions and cities within Canada and the U.S.A. Additionally includes tourist guides to historic buildings and sites both within Canada and the U.S.A., as well as guides to gallery and museum exhibitions. Also includes a publication entitled York Minster and its Problems and another publication which focuses on the architecture of New York city.

Dendy, William

West Coast domestic architecture.

Contains untitled loose materials. This includes photocopies of journal articles from Western Homes & Living (issues date from 1950's) and photocopies from books and other publications many of which were received from the Provincial Archives in British Columbia. These materials relate to domestic architecture (both exterior and interior home designs) in West Coast Canada.

This file also includes photocopies of correspondence (dating from the 1950's) of the National Industrial Design Council re Perpetua Furniture Ltd. Also includes photocopies of sketches of furniture and other documentation.

Dendy, William

Building permits, 1905-1906.

Card files include information on building permit no. and year, address of building, description of building, and name of architect. Card files in A-Z section of this index are ordered alphabetically by architect.

Dendy, William

Building permits etc. : untitled, 1889-1904.

Card files include information on building permit no. and year, address of building, description of building, and name of architect for Toronto.
Additionally includes card files containing bibliographic references to architectural publications.

Dendy, William

Architects and their works : H-Q.

Index of architects (H-Q) ordered alphabetically by name. Information provided on these index cards includes name of building, address of building, and year of construction?. In some cases a brief description of the building and/or a bibliographic reference to source of information for the building is contained on the card file also. Most of the buildings listed here were designed and built in the late nineteenth century or first half of the twentieth century.

Includes full listing of architects.

Dendy, William

Toronto by street.

Index to Toronto buildings by street. Also includes description of building, name of architect, date of construction? Most of the buildings listed here were designed and built in the second half of the nineteenth century or first half of the twentieth century.

Dendy, William

Plans, drawings : untitled.

Includes index of designs for buildings in Toronto and other parts of Ontario in the form of pencil drawings, prints, and photographs.

Dendy, William

Miscellaneous : untitled.

Includes miscellaneous card files re Toronto architecture. The majority of cards index Canadian architects, or street names in Toronto and other places in Ontario.

Dendy, William

Toronto architecture : subject index.

Includes index to architectural topics including Toronto architects (card files feature information on architects' works) and different regions of Toronto (card files contain information on historic buildings in indexed region).
Includes list of subject index terms.

Dendy, William

Research: Electronic Files

Series consists of 21 high-density 3.5" floppy diskettes and printouts of some of the files stored on them. In the case of the files for which printouts are available, they are stored on these floppy disks in one of four different directories created by Dendy: "BILLSDIS", "FHARCH", "FHPERMIT" and "SWARTZ" (as reflected in file titles for this series). Note, however, that due to problems converting files with extensions .bdc and .doc in the "BILLSDIS" directory, printouts could be generated for the majority but not all of the files in this directory.

The files on these twenty-one floppy disks are stored in one of seven different directories. Printouts of files for the four directories specified above are available in this series. However, note that printouts are not yet available for the remaining three directories: "FHSTREET", "FHLOSTTOR" and 'RLWAYSTA". Note that a file list for each of the seven directories is available in file 438 of this series. Moreover, a list of all files for which printouts are available is also contained in file 438.
A description of the information contained in the files for which printouts are available follows here: Files contained in "BILLSDIS" directory (see archival files 425-428) take the form of correspondence, reports, feasability studies, terms of reference for individual projects and other documentation re projects which Dendy worked on as architectural historian to the Property Restoration Branch of the Ontario Heritage Foundation between 1987-1989. Information relating to individual projects is stored in separate files. The computer file name reflects the project name and are organized in alphabetical order. Files contained in the "FHARCH" directory (see archival files 429-433) contain information re the building department files for Forest Hill organized alphabetically from A-Z by architect. The files contained in the "FHPERMIT" directory (see archival files 434-436) include information from the building department files for Forest Hill organized by Permit no. Files contained in the "SWARTZ" directory (see archival file 437) include correspondence sent by Dendy to Tom Schwartz, President of the Intraurban Projects which relates to the work which Dendy carried out as consultant architectural historian on the 1070 Queen Street East project.
*Finally the last file (file 14) contained in this series is entitled "FILE LISTINGS" and contains file lists for the directories "BILLSDIS", "FHARCH", and "SWARTZ".

Dendy, William

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

"BILLSDIS" DIRECTORY : MANUAL - WALLS2.

Includes correspondence and other documentation relating to projects which Dendy worked on as architectural historian to the Property Restoration Branch of the Ontario Heritage Foundation between 1988-1989.

Dendy, William

Architectural Styles: Box of Negative Plates.

Includes wooden box with numbered slots each of which contains a negative plate. The total number of negative plates in this box is forty seven. The photographic images depict buildings typical of various different architectural periods in Italy, France, Great Britian and U.S.A. Architectural illustrations and drawings also form the subject of some of these negative plates.

Dendy, William

Slides

Series consists of approximately 40,000 slides depicting architecture, urban space, and landscape in Canada and elsewhere. The total number of Canadian slides in this collection is 17,550 and the total number of American slides is 7,000. This represents sixty-one percent of the slides in the total collection. The remaining slides cover European countries (especially England), as well as Central and South America, the Far East and other places.
Eighty percent of these slides were taken by Dendy himself. The remaining slides are graphic in nature i.e. they depict plans, maps, old photographs, architectural drawings, paintings. Many of these slides have been taken from city archives and appear to be in the public domain.

Dendy, William

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