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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
covers or title pages of four books about University College history

Books about UC History

Interested in reading about the history of University College? Start with the books listed here (all available at the UC Library). Click a link to find the book in the U of T Library Catalogue.

Books about University College

  • A Not Unsightly Building: University College and Its History, by Douglas Richardson; with J.M.S. Careless, G.M. Craig & Peter Heyworth; with special photography by John Wilson (Oakville, Ont.: Mosaic Press for University College, 1990).  Find it in print
  • Comings and Goings: University Students in Canadian Society, 1854-1973, by Charles Morden Levi (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003).  Find it in print  Find it online
  • Great Art for a Great University: The University College Collection, edited by Matthew Brower, Niamh O'Laoghaire ; foreword by Dennis Reid; essay by Niamh O'Laoghaire (Toronto: University of Toronto Art Centre, 2011).  Find it in print
  • University College, A Portrait, 1853-1953, by Claude Bissell (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1953).  Find it in print  Find it online

Books about the University of Toronto (partially about University College)

  • The University of Toronto: A History, second edition, by Martin L. Friedland (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013).  Find it in print  Find it online
  • Arts and Science at Toronto: A History, 1827-1990, by Robert Craig Brown (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013).  Find it in print Find it online
  • English Studies at Toronto: A History, by Robin S. Harris; with a foreword by H. Northrop Frye (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988).  Find it in print
  • Evolution of the Heart: A History of the University of Toronto Library up to 1981, by Robert H. Blackburn (Toronto: University of Toronto Library, 1989).  Find it in print
  • French Studies at the University of Toronto 1853-1993, by C.D. Rouillard and Colleagues (Toronto: Department of French, University of Toronto, 1994).  Find it in print  Find it online
  • Halfway Up Parnassus: A Personal Account of the University of Toronto, 1932-1971, by Claude Bissell (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1974).  Find it in print  Find it online
  • Historical Distillates: Chemistry at the University of Toronto Since 1843, by Adrian G. Brook and W.A.E. (Peter) McBryde (Toronto: Dundurn Group, 2007).  Find it in print  Find it online
  • Minerva's Aviary: Philosophy at Toronto, 1843-2003, by John G. Slater (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005).  Find it in print  Find it online
  • A Path Not Strewn with Roses: One Hundred Years of Women at the University of Toronto, 1884-1984, by Anne Rochon Ford (Toronto: Women's Centenary Committee, University of Toronto, 1985).  Find it in print  Find it online
  • University of Toronto: An Architectural Tour, second edition, by Larry Wayne Richards (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2019).  Find it in print