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Finding Aid - Thelma Thomson fonds (PF91)

Thelma Thomson fonds

Reproduced 2007
 
3 cm of textual records
 
49 photographs (tiff) : b&w and col.
 
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.7 x 50.8 cm

 
Biographical Sketch
Thelma Bernice Kerr (1922-2012) was born in Toronto, Ontario. She attended Allenby Public School, Forest Hill Village School, and Branksome Hall School. She attended the University of Toronto, where she earned a B.A. degree in law in 1946, and an LL.B. degree in 1948. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Fraternity and the Alpha Mu Chapter of Kappa Beta Pi Legal Sorority. She attended Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar of Ontario on September 15th, 1949. She married David Moffatt Thomson (1921-1988) in 1949, and together they opened a legal practice in Lindsay, Ontario. In January of 1974, David Thomson was appointed a County Court judge in Windsor, Ontario. Thelma Thomson was active in several community organizations including the Jury Service for Women Committee, the Ross Memorial Hospital (Lindsay), the Lindsay Kinsmen Boys Band, the Lindsay Art Guild, the Lady Hughes Chapter of the I.O.D.E., and was involved with both the provincial and federal Liberal parties.
 
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Thelma Kerr Thomson. Records in the fonds relate to her time as a student at the University of Toronto, her call to the Bar and legal career (and to a lesser extent, the legal career of her husband, David Moffatt Thomson), and her personal life. Included in the fonds are digital copies of photographs, and photocopies of a scrapbook, press clippings, correspondence, ephemera and other textual material. The originals of the records range in date from 1942 to 2005.
 
Restrictions
Access to the photocopied client case file is closed. Access to all other records is open.

PF91-1 Scrapbook, clippings and other textual records

Photocopied 2007
3 cm of textual records
2 photographs (tiff) : b&w

Scope and Content
Series consists of photocopies of a scrapbook, press clippings, a client case file, correspondence, ephemera, speaking notes, and other textual material. The originals of the records range in date from 1946 to 2005.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
2007012-001 1994 Law Alumni Dinner programme. -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-002 Article from "Nexus". -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-003 Biography of Thelma Bernice Thomson (Mrs. David Thomson) (nee Thelma Kerr). -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-004 Client file re: Kawartha Publishing Co. vs Carrot River Hardware. -- Photocopied 2007 [closed]
2007012-005 Correspondence and poetry by Stan Pitts. -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-006 Declaration re: 6 Albert Street North. -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-007 Flyer re: Hugh David Petrie Logan. -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-008 Kiwanis Club of Lindsay programme. -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-009 Letter from Bora Laskin. -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-010 Letterhead. -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-011 Newspaper clippings. -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-012 Notes for speech. -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-013 Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association ticket. -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-014 Osgoode Hall Law School class of 1949. -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-015 Scrapbook. -- Photocopied 2007
2007012-01P Photograph of University of Toronto sorority. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-30P International Students' Club - Valentine's dance - 1946. -- [Reproduced 2007]

PF91-2 Photographs

Reproduced 2007
47 photographs (tiff) : b&w and col.
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.7 x 50.8 cm

Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs documenting the university life, call to the Bar, and personal life of Thelma Thomson. The original photographs range in date from 1942 to 1974. The majority of the photographs relate to her life while attending the University of Toronto during, and shortly after, the Second World War. A number of these photos depict several visible minority students from the Caribbean who were attending the University of Toronto at the same time. Other photographs in the series depict her call to the Bar in September of 1949, and group photographs with her sons and husband, Judge David Thomson.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
2007012-02P Fraternity house party weekend. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-03P Photograph of Thelma Thomson dancing with Bob Spratt [?]. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-04P Photograph of Eric Tomlinson. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-05P Photograph of Basil Rowe in uniform. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-06P Photograph of Basil Rowe in uniform. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-07P Photograph of Basil Rowe in uniform. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-08P U of T law school ski trip. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-09P Photograph of Basil Rowe and Eric Tomlinson. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-10P Photograph of Ram Pershad and Fred Kelsick. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-11P Photograph of Eric Tomlinson, Ram Pershad and Fred Kelsick. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-12P Photograph of Eric Tomlinson, Ram Pershad and Fred Kelsick. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-13P Photograph of Ram Pershad, Basil Rowe, Eric Tomlinson and Fred Kelsick. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-14P Photograph of Fred Kelsick. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-15P Photograph of Royce Frith, George Doner and Frere Kennedy. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-16P Photograph of Eugenia Charles. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-17P Photograph of Basil Rowe, Ivy Lawrence, Eric Tomlinson, ?, and Michael Fram. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-18P Photograph of group of University of Toronto students. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-19P Photograph of group of University of Toronto students. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-20P Photograph of Eugene Dupuis and unidentified woman. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-21P Photograph of Royce Frith, Gordon Stulberg and George Doner. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-22P Photograph of Bert McComiskey, Louis Fox, George Doner and Ram Pershad. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-23P Photograph of George Doner. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-24P Photograph of Tom Packer. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-25P Photograph of University College, University of Toronto. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-26P Photograph of Soldiers' Tower and Hart House, University of Toronto. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-27P 1st year law class - University of Toronto - 1942. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-28P 2nd year law class - University of Toronto - 1942. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-29P 1st year class, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1946. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-31P Photograph of Mary Eugenia Charles. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-32P Photograph of Mary Eugenia Charles with male classmates. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-33P Dean Kennedy & son Frere at '46 convocation garden party. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-34P Michael Fram & his Isobel (later his wife). -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-35P Prof "Mo" Hancock. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-36P Class of '49 bar dinner. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-37P Photograph of Thelma Thomson in legal robes. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-38P Photograph of Thelma Thomson in legal robes. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-39P Photograph of law office sign, Lindsay. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-40P Photograph of Bill Arnup, Thelma Thomson, Barbara Arnup, and David Thomson at the Centennial Ball in Lindsay. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-41P Photograph of Cameron Thomson, Judge David Thomson, Thelma Thomson, and Bruce Thomson. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-42P Photograph of Thelma Thomson and Judge David Thomson. -- [Reproduced 2007]
2007012-43P Photograph of Judge David Thomson and Thelma Thomson. -- [Reproduced 2007]
 
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