Inventory of the
James B. Milner fonds

Inventory #F0357

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0357
Title:James B. Milner fonds
Dates:1909-1982, predominant 1939-1969
Extent:3.1 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
James Bryce Milner (1918-1969), educator, planner and author, was born and educated in Nova Scotia, receiving the LLB from Dalhousie University in 1939. Following wartime service in Ottawa, Milner returned to Dalhousie and taught in the Faculty of Law (1945-1949) before attending graduate school at Harvard (1950). In that same year he was hired by the University of Toronto Law School. He remained with that institution until his death in 1969. Milner was influential in the field of town planning and had a special interest in the legal aspects of planning. He was a member of the Town Planning Institute of Canada where he served as President (1965-1966). Milner sat on the Toronto Township Committee of Adjustment (1950s) and served as chair of the Centre for Urban Studies, University of Toronto (1966). He instituted a course in community planning law which was taught in both the Law Faculty and the Division of Town and Regional Studies, School of Architecture. Milner was also a driving force in the Canadian Association of University Teachers, which named an annual award in his honour. Following his death, the City of Toronto, through the Toronto Historical Board, named a parkette in downtown Toronto in his honour.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of articles, correspondence, records of bodies that James Bryce Milner was a member of, reports, and research material.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1992-014. No further accruals are expected.
Related Records: See Mary Louise Bogart and John Edward Page collection (F0372) for related material.
Provenance Access Points:Milner, J.B. (James Bryce),1918-1969.

Date of creation: 2002/04/05
Date of last revision: 2003/12/10
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