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Finding Aid - Harriet A.L. Clark fonds (PF169)

Harriet A.L. Clark fonds

1922, 1944-1987

52 cm of textual records
3 photographs

Biographical Sketch

Harriet Anna Laura Clark was born in Toronto on March 23rd, 1908, the eldest daughter of Herbert A. Clark and Laura Clark. She attended the University of Toronto, University College, where she obtained a BA in 1934. In 1944, she entered Osgoode Hall Law School. At the time of her call to the Bar in 1947, she received the Wallace Nesbitt Essay Prize. In addition to her legal practice, Clark was actively involved in a number of organizations, including the Women's Canadian Historical Society, the Provincial Council of Women of Ontario, the University Women's Club, and the Women's Missionary Society. She was a long-time member of the Women's Law Association of Ontario and served as both vice-president and archivist in the 1950s. Harriet Anna Laura Clark died in Toronto on May 9th, 1992.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Harriet A.L. Clark, a Toronto-based lawyer. The records document her studies as a student at Osgoode Hall Law School, her involvement with the Women's Law Association of Ontario, her connection to the Law Society of Upper Canada, and her participation in legal events, such as the Commonwealth and Empire Law Conference of 1955 and 1960. Records in the fonds include lecture notes, examination questions and booklets, certificates, ephemera, and photographs. 
Restrictions
No restrictions on access.

PF169-1 Certificates

1968-1975
4 p.

Scope and Content
Series consists of annual certificates issued to Harriet A.L. Clark by the Law Society of Upper Canada. These records document her active practice in Ontario and her status as a fee-paying member of the Law Society.
Reference Code / Title / Date
994133-006 Annual certificates. -- 1968-1975

PF169-2 Course materials

1922, 1944-1947
41.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of records pertaining to the legal education of Harriet A.L. Clark. These records document the curricula in place at Osgoode Hall Law School during Clark's period of study between 1944 and 1947, and the nature of her work as a law student. Records include lecture notes, examination booklets, textbooks, and timetables.

Reference Code / Title / Date
994133-007 Administrative law - notes. -- [ca. 1945]
994133-008 Companies - notes. -- 1945-1946
994133-009 Completed examinations. -- [ca. 1946]
994133-010 Conflict of laws - lecture notes. -- 1947
994133-011 Constitutional law - lecture notes - Chapter I to X. -- 1946
994133-012 Constitutional law - lecture notes - Chapter XI to XIV. -- 1946
994133-013 Contract - lecture notes - 1944. -- 1944
994133-014 Contract - lecture notes - 1945. -- 1945
994133-015 Contract - notes. -- 1946
994133-016 Criminal law - notes. -- [ca. 1945]
994133-017 Equity - notes. -- 1946
994133-018 Evidence - lecture notes. -- 1947
994133-019 Evidence - syllabus. -- [1946?]
994133-020 Examination booklets. -- 1944-1946
994133-021 Miscellaneous notes. -- 1922-1923, 1946
994133-022 Notebooks and timetables. -- 1945
994133-023 Notes on evidence by Dr. D.A. MacRae. -- [194-?]
994133-024 Practise - lecture notes - 1945. -- 1945
994133-025 Practise - lecture notes - 1946-1947. -- 1946-1947
994133-026 Wills and trusts - lecture notes - 1946. -- 1946
994133-027 Wills and trusts - lecture notes - 1947. -- 1947
998033-003 Textbook - torts. -- 1942
998033-004 Textbook - labour law. -- 1947
998033-005 Textbook - personal chattels. -- [194-] 

PF169-3 Ephemera

[1940?]-1987
10 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of ephemera accumulated and used by Harriet A.L. Clark. Items document her activities at a variety of law-related functions and events, as well as her association with the Law Society of Upper Canada and Osgoode Hall Law School. Included in the series are brochures, programmes, invitations, cards, and tickets.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
 993036-002 Royal visit to Osgoode Hall - memorabilia. -- 1973
994133-028 Class of 1947 reunion memorabilia. -- 1967-1987
994133-029 Commonwealth and Empire Law Conference 1955 - brochures, invitations, tickets. -- 1955
994133-030 Commonwealth and Empire Law Conference 1960 - brochures, invitations and programmes. -- 1960
994133-031 Commonwealth and Empire Law Conference 1960 - papers. -- 1960
994133-032 Osgoode Hall holiday cards. -- [between 1940 and 1960]
994133-033 County of York Law Association programme. -- 6 Feb. 1986

PF169-4 Photographs

1944, 1947, 1973
3 photographs

Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs accumulated by Harriet A.L. Clark.

Reference Code / Title / Date
993036-01P Photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and George Alexander Gale. -- 26 June 1973
994133-01P 1st year class - Osgoode Hall Law School - Toronto, Ont. - 1944. – 1944
994133-02P Women's Law Association dinner - Royal York Hotel, Dec. 1947. -- Dec. 1947

PF169-5 Women's Law Association of Ontario material

[195-?], 1952
0.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of records pertaining to the Women's Law Association of Ontario, a social and professional organization for women lawyers in Ontario, of which Harriet A.L. Clark was a member. The records document some of the functions and activities of the organization. Included in the series are a constitution, newspaper clippings and brochures.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
994133-034 Constitution. -- [195-?]

994133-035 Hobby show - programmes and clippings. – 1952

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