Fonds C 61 - William S. Goulding fonds

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William S. Goulding fonds

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CA ON00009 C 61

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  • [1840?]-1972 (Creation)

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ca. 10,000 architectural drawings
ca. 1,500 photographs : negatives and prints

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(fl. 1960-1980)

Biographical history

William S. Goulding was a professor at the School of Architecture, University of Toronto during the 1960's and 1970's.

Between 1966 and 1969, he headed the Goulding Architectural Survey of Ontario to find, record, and assess every building built in Ontario before 1855 that was still usable. The project was financed by a grant from the provincial Department of Tourism and Information to the University of Toronto School of Architecture. The survey formed part of the national inventory of the Historic Sites Division of the federal Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources.

Custodial history

Portions of the fonds were acquired by the Archives of Ontario through several accessions from William Goulding between 1961 and 1972. Further, the Goulding Architectural Survey of Ontario was donated in 1979 from the Ministry of Culture and Recreation, Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of the records of William S. Goulding. Fonds includes originals and copies of ca. 550 architectural drawings created for or by Goulding's students at the University of Toronto School of Architecture. The drawings are of various buildings in Toronto, Guelph as well as Prince Edward, Glengarry, Stormont, and Waterloo counties. Fonds also contains the Goulding Architectural Survey of Ontario, including surveys and some photographs of all the historic buildings built prior to 1855 surveyed by Goulding. This survey is arranged alphabetically by county, then by towns and townships, and finally by numerical sequence for each building in the township.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

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The Goulding Architectural Survey is also available on microfilm.

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No restrictions on access.

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Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder.

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For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

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