Daniel G. Hill fonds

Reference Code: Fonds - F 2130
Title: Daniel G. Hill fonds
Date of Creation: 1870-2003
Physical Description:

5.26 metres of textual records

ca. 1100 photographs

4 film reels

20 audio cassettes (ca. 13 hours)

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of the personal records of Daniel G. Hill, 1870-2003. Fonds includes Hill family correspondence, records relating to his involvement with various associations including: the University of Toronto School of Social Work, the Police Complaints Board, and the Ontario Black History Society. Fonds also contains personal files created by Hill while he was Ontario Ombudsmen, Ontario Human Rights Director and Commissioner, and Director of Daniel G. Hill and Associates.

There are approximately 1100 photographs, ca. 1890-1993, in the fonds. Subjects represented include: Hill family members, Coakley family members, Edwards family members, the Ontario Black History Society, and Hill's various activities as a Director of OHC and Ombudsman.

Fonds also includes 4 film reels of Hill family movies, 1948 - [196-?].

As well, the fonds contains 17 audio cassettes containing oral history interviews, conducted 1976-1983. Interviewees include: Donald Willard Moore, Harry Gairey, Keith Spicer, Charles Bush, Harold Butler, Edward Butler, Tom Hodgins, Josie Butler Sloman, Nick Nicklom, May E. Hill, and Daniel Hill.

The Daniel G. Hill fonds has been divided into 11 series.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:

Daniel Grafton Hill (1923-2003) was a sociologist, civil servant, human rights specialist, and Canadian Black historian.

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Hill, Daniel G. (Daniel Grafton), 1923-2003

Restrictions on Access:

Some records are closed for conservation reasons or at the request of the donor. Please see individual series and sub-series descriptions for more information.

Terms For Use and Reproduction:

Copyright has been transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the donor. Fonds also contains material owned by various other copyright owners. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist through the Reference Desk. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in two separate accessions; in 1991 from Daniel G. Hill and in 2006 from Mrs. Donna Hill.
Associated Material:

Library and Archives Canada also has records of Daniel G. Hill (Daniel G. Hill fonds).

Availability of Other Formats:

Original films are available on DVD and video.


Title based on contents of the fonds.

Other/Former Codes:

Accession Numbers: 24379, 50686

Finding Aid:

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