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Finding Aid - John Black Aird fonds (PF198)

John Black Aird fonds

[194-]-1949

84.5 cm of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.4 cm

Biographical Sketch
John Black Aird was born on May 5th, 1923, in Toronto, the grandson of financier Sir John Aird. He attended Upper Canada College and Trinity College at the University of Toronto. During the Second World War, Aird served in the Royal Canadian Navy volunteer reserve. He was admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School in 1946 and was called to the Bar in 1949. Based in Toronto, Aird practised law at his own firm, which became Aird & Berlis in 1978. In addition to his legal career, Aird was appointed a Liberal senator in 1964 and served in that role until 1974, when he resigned to become chairman of the Institute of Research on Public Policy. He was also chairman of the Canadian section of the Canada-US Joint Board on Defence between 1971 and 1979. From 1980 to 1985, Aird served as the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario. During this period, he was also chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University (1977 to 1985) and became chancellor of the University of Toronto in 1986. Aird was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 1987 and was made a companion to the Order of Canada in 1993. John Black Aird died in Toronto on May 6th, 1995.
 
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and maintained by John Black Aird during his years as a student at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School. Included are course materials and a class composite photograph from Osgoode Hall Law School.
 
Restrictions
No restrictions on access.

PF198-1 Course material

[194-]-1949
84.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of course material maintained by John Black Aird during his years as a student at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School. Included in the series are notes, printed materials and examination questions, document the nature of Aird's studies and his work as a student, as well as the curriculum of Osgoode Hall Law School during this period.

Reference Code / Title / Date
997047-001 Administrative law. -- 1947
997047-002 American history. -- 1943-1946
997047-003 Bills and notes. -- 1947
997047-004 Canadian history. -- 1945-1946
997047-005 Cases on bills of exchange: Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia. -- [194-]
997047-006 Cases and materials on constitutional law / by Bora Laskin. -- 1948
997047-007 Cases and materials on labour law / Bora Laskin. -- 1947
997047-008 Cases and materials on the law of torts, 2nd ed. / Cecil A. Wright, K.C.. -- 1946
997047-009 Companies. -- 1948
997047-010 Conflict of laws. -- 1948
997047-011 Conflict of laws: case list & comment. -- [between 1946 and 1949]
997047-012 Constitutional law. -- 1948-1949
997047-013 Contract I. -- 1946
997047-014 Contracts II. -- 1947
997047-015 Crimes. -- 1947
997047-016 Equity. -- [1947?]
997047-017 Evidence. -- 1947-1948
997047-018 Labour law. -- [1947?]
997047-019 Mortgages & sale of land. -- 1947-1948
997047-020 Municipal law. -- [1948?]
997047-021 Political science course materials. -- 1943-1946
997047-022 Practice. -- 1947
997047-023 Practice. -- 1948
997047-024 Practice II. -- 1947
997047-025 Property I. -- [1946 or 1947]
997047-026 Property II. -- 1947
997047-027 Summary - wills & trusts. -- 1948
997047-028 Taxation. -- 1948-1949
997047-029 Torts: winter term. -- 1947
997047-030 University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts, class and prize lists, 1946. -- 1946
997047-031 Wills & trusts. -- [between 1946 and 1949]
997047-032 Wills and trusts. -- [1948?]
997047-033 Wills & trusts. -- 1948-1949

PF198-2 Photograph

1949
1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.4 cm

Scope and Content
Series consists of a photograph maintained by John Black Aird.

Reference Code / Title / Date
P1849 Graduating class, 1949, Osgoode Hall Law School. -- 1949
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