Inventory of the
Daniel Cappon fonds

Inventory #F0282

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0282
Title:Daniel Cappon fonds
Extent:3.4 m of textual records
70 transparencies
ca. 120 slides and other visual materials
13 sound recordings
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Daniel Cappon (1921-2002), psychiatrist and educator, was born in England on 6 June 1921, graduated from the University of London in 1944, and was trained in medicine at St. Mary's Hospital in London. He commanded a psychiatric hospital and medical division in the Far East from 1945 ti 1948, treating repatriated prisoners of war in Burma and India. Cappon emigrated to Canada in 1950 following postgraduate work in psychiatry in the United Kingdom. He was first associate, later professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto (1950-1969), and joined York University as a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies in 1970. He wrote several studies including "Toward understanding homosexuality" (1964), "Eating, loving and dying" (1975), and "Coupling" (1983). Cappon served as an analytical therapist in Toronto since 1950, was a founding member of the McLuhan Institute at the University of Toronto, and served as an architectural consultant on several projects including Expo 67 and the CN Tower. He died in 2002.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence, research notes, and audio-visual material concerning Daniel Cappon's administrative activities as professor at the University of Toronto and his research in psychiatry.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: Series description available.
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Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1979-022. No further accruals are expected.
Provenance Access Points:Cappon, Daniel, 1921-2002

Date of creation: 2002/04/04
Date of last revision: 2009/06/15
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