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Director of the Ontario Cancer Institute files
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CA ON00343 OCI fonds-2
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1921-1996; predominant 1933- [1966?] (Creation)
- Ontario Cancer Institute. Director
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Ca. 140 cm of textual records.
15 photographs : 14 b&w ; 12.5 x 18 cm, 1 contact print.
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The position of Director of the Ontario Cancer Institute was established in 1952, initially undertaken on a part-time basis. As of January 1st, 1958 the position of Director became a full-time position.
The Director was responsible for "the business and affairs of the Institute as specified in the by-laws..." [Memorandum of Agreement / The Ontario Cancer Institute. - (OCI fonds, file 1A.15). - Toronto : March 27, 1958, p. 2]
The duties of the Director were subject to the authority and direction of the board members of the Institute for whom periodic reports were to be written.
The position of Director of the Ontario Cancer Institute was also known as Director of the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital after 1958. In 1988 the position of Director became that of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital.
Clifford Llewellyn Ash occupied this position from 1952 until his retirement in 1975. The position was then held by Dr. Raymond S. Bush (1975-1987), Dr. Donald R. Carlow (1988-1993), Dr. Simon B. Sutcliffe (1994-1996), and Dr. Alan R. Hudson (1996-1997) who jointly held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of The Toronto Hospital.
Scope and content
Series consists of accounts and correspondence of the Ontario Cancer Institute; minutes of the Board of Trustees and the Building Committee; lecture notes, speeches and memorandums; reprinted articles; grant applications and correspondence regarding Dr. Ash's research on adrenalectomy; minutes and reports from the Ontario Cancer Treatment & Research Foundation; correspondence by Dr. Gordon E. Richards, President of the Ontario Institute of Radiotherapy; cancer statistics and annual reports from the Ontario Institute of Radiotherapy; and minutes of the National Cancer Institute. Records reflect the varied administrative, teaching and research activities undertaken by Dr. Ash while Director of the Ontario Cancer Institute and contain files relating to his previous and concurrent positions as radiologist under Dr. Gordon E. Richards at Toronto General Hospital(1940-1949), senior radiologist at the Toronto General Hospital (from 1949), Professor of Radiotherapy at the University of Toronto and Radiotherapist in Chief to The Toronto General Hospital. Records do not include files from the offices of subsequent holders of this position. The statistics files include cancer statistics from 1924 to 1956. Files 2.50-2.57 relate to the Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation. Files 2.84-2.108 are the files of the President of the Ontario Institute of Radiotherapy which were created at the Toronto General Hospital and probably accumulated by Dr. Ash in 1949 when he was appointed Senior Radiologist at the Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Ash probably brought these files with him to the Ontario Cancer Institute when he became Director. Files have been arranged as close as possible to the order in which they were found, although the original order had probably been tampered with prior to their transfer to the Archives.
Gaps exist in the records between 1926 and 1934, 1966 and 1969, and 1969 and 1975.
Immediate source of acquisition
When the hospital relocated to 610 University Avenue in 1994, Dr. Ash's files were found and subsequently stored in the Ontario Cancer Institute Library. Most of Dr. Ash's files were officially transferred to the Archives on September 17, 1996. Other files that may have belonged to Dr. Ash were transferred piecemeal as part of other accessions.
Dr. Sutcliffe's material was transferred to the office of the Director of Library Services prior to hospital relocation in 1994. They were accessioned by the Archives in 1998 and are unprocessed records. Access to the Sutcliffe material is restricted.
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Some of Dr. Richards's correspondence in Spanish.
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Access to the Sutcliffe material is restricted.
File 2.21 is Restricted until 2076 due to Personal Health Information.
File 2.36 is Restricted until 2075 due to Personal Health Information.
File 2.70 is Restricted until 2068 due to Personal Health Information.
File 2.103 is Restricted until 2046 due to Personal Health Information.
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File list is available.
No further accruals are expected.
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Added to Archeion June 17, 2013. Last updated August 19, 2013 with corrections to restriction periods.
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