Gordon Toombs fonds

An Inventory of His Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Steven Coutts and Jeanette Mockford
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(August 2013)

Finding aid encoded by Jeanette Mockford (August 2013)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Title:
Gordon Toombs fonds

Dates:
1955-2004

Quantity:
1.1m of textual material

Identification:
MSS 397, (A08-104)

English

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Biography of Gordon Toombs

Gordon Toombs was born on July 31, 1920. He served with the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942-1945. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in 1940. Seven years later he received a Diploma in Theology from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto and later in 1956 a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Ethics from the University of Edinburgh. Thereafter, in the 1960s through the 1970s Toombs was awarded diplomas and certificates from various American organizations specializing in marriage counseling and sex research including the Institute for Sex Research in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition, he served as a Parish Minister in Ruthilda, Carrot River, and Regina, Saskatchewan. From 1963 to 1970 he served as Executive Director of The Pastoral Institute, Presbytery of Winnipeg for the United Church of Canada. From 1970 till 1977 Toombs was an Associate Professor and certified Counsellor at the Student Counselling Centre at the University of Manitoba where he also taught courses specializing in family life, sex education, and human sexuality. In his role as professor he advised Masters students and acted as a guest lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, and School of Physical Education at the University of Manitoba along with his wife Mary Toombs. He also consulted with local school divisions on subjects like family life and sex education and helped prepare curriculum guides for the Department of Education in Manitoba. As well as publishing and presenting papers on counseling and sexuality, Toombs was involved in the community by serving on various health and religious committees. Dr. Toombs received honors during his career including being appointed a member of the Board of Managers of the Journal of Pastoral Care in 1972, being certified as an Approved Counsellor by the American Association of Marriage and Family Counsellors in 1973 and was appointed as Manitoba Representative for the Association of Couples for Marital Enrichment in 1973.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The accrual (A08-104) is divided into 8 series. They include biographical information, publishing and manuscripts, counselling, teaching notes, speaking engagements/seminars/committee work, correspondence, conferences, and research material.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into eight series. They include:

  • 1. Biographical Information
  • 2. Publishing and Manuscripts
  • 3. Counselling
  • 4. Teaching Notes
  • 5. Speaking Engagements/Seminars/Committee Work
  • 6. Correspondence
  • 7. Conferences
  • 8. Research Material

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Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on use are indicated on individual folders.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use.

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Custodial History

Gordon Toombs donated the records designated the A08-104 accession in 2008.

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1. Biographical Information 1973-1986
BoxFolder
11 Biographical Information 1973-1986
2 The American Association of Marriage and Family Counsellors (A.A.S.E.C.T) Certification 1976-1977

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2. Publishing and Manuscripts 1968-1988
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13 Sexual Equality Manuscript 1971
4 Kinsey Institute - Research Paper 1971
5 The Institute for Sex Research Report 1971
6 Sexual Expression in the Aged paper 1977
7 Dream Appreciation published paper 1985
8 Family Development Manuscript 1969
  • Does Family Planning Include Sex Education? What Are the Issues? by: Gordon Toombs after consultation with Elizabeth Speers and Harry Guest
9 Canadian Association for Pastoral Education National Meeting featuring "Affective Learning Through A Human Sexuality Course" speech by: Gordon Toombs 1975
10 Living and Loving Seminar Presentation transcript 1988
11 Manuscripts and Notes 1968
  • Some Observations on Teaching Professionals Sex Education, by: Gordon Toombs
  • Can We Predict Happy and Successful Marriages? by: Gordon Toombs
  • Notes on the Sexual Value System of the Adult Members of the Community, by: Gordon Toombs

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3. Counselling 1970-1981
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112 Counselling Staff Reports 1970-1980
13 Relationships and Counselling Reports and Session Advertisements 1970-1986
14 Enrich Your Marriage Event 1973
15 Dr. Mary Calderone visit 1971
16 Dr. G. Neubeck visit 1972
17 Sex Counselling Notes 1974
18 Counselling Service 1974-1984
19 Lifestyle Discussion Group 1975

Restricted material enclosed.

20 Marital Enrichment and Sex - University of Winnipeg Seminar 1976
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21 Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (C.A.C.U.S.S.) Workshop Notes 1978
2 Marriage Enrichment - Smith Leadership 1980-1981
3 Marriage Preparation Course Notes 1981

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4. Teaching Notes 1960-1981
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24 Human Sexuality Extension Course 1961-1971
5 Course Proposal and Correspondence for Undergraduate Credit Course in Human Sexuality 1965-1975
6 Human Sexuality Course Proposal - Social Work 1973-1976
7 Continuing Education Human Sexuality Course, University of Manitoba 1970-1971
8 Sex and Material Enrichment Extension Course 1970-1972
9 Sexual Education Course Reports 1970-1975
10 Credit Course Notes for 43.517 and 42.590, Faculty of Education 1971-1974
11 Human Sexuality Extension Course, University of Manitoba 1971-1977
12 Human Relations Courses 1971-1978
13 Adult Recall of Puberty - Summer School Course 1972
14 Human Sexuality Course Notes 1972
15 Extension Course Responses - Samples of Puberty Questionnaires 1972

Restricted material enclosed.

16 Student Work - Assignments 1972

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17 Role Play Situation Notes - Various Courses 1972
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31 Sex Education Programming - Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba 1972
2 Family Life Education - History and Definition 1972-1973
3 Random samples of student reports - several courses 1972-1974

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4 Understanding and Accepting Homosexuality Course 1972-1976
5 Sexual Education Course Notes 1973

Restricted material enclosed.

6 Human Sexuality Course - Student Roleplay 1973
7 Family Life Education Course - Daily Session Outlines 1972-1973
8 Class 43.517 Puberty Questionnaire 1973
9 Samples of Files for Course 43. 517 1973

Restricted material enclosed.

10 Student Reaction and Papers 1973

Restricted material enclosed.

11 Summer Course 1973
12 G.A.I.N. Human Sexuality (Toombs/Whiteford) 1973
13 Student Responses - Human Sexuality Course "Sexuality and Communication" 1973
14 Presentaiton to the Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association (C.G.C.A.) on Toombs' course on Family Life and Sex Education 1973-1974
15 Word Game - Definitions 1973-1975
16 Death and Dying/Grief Courses 1973-1974
17 Human Sexuality Course - Parent - Child - Adult 1973-1974
18 Human Sexuality Course 1973-1974
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41 Examples of Critical Incident Reports 1974

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2 Human Sexuality Course 1974
3 Human Sexuality Course - Weekend 1974
4 Human Sexuality Course 1974-1975
5 Family Life Education 43.517 1974-1976
6 Summer Session Lecture Series 1975
7 Human Sexuality Course 1975-1976
8 Human Sexuality Courses 1975-1976
9 Psychosexual Development Childhood - Pre-puberty Notes 1976
10 Summer Lecture Series 1976
11 Family Life Cycle - Med I 1978
12 Values - Family Life Education 1980
13 Course Materials n.d.
14 Course Evaluations n.d.
15 Non-Credit Student Course - Human Sexuality 1970
16 First Course Non-Credit Human Sexuality 1970-1971
17 Non-Credit Courses 1970-1972
18 Sex Education Committee - Non-Credit Courses 1971
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51 Non-Credit Sex Education Course 1971
2 Session on Gender 1973
3 Psychosexual Development 1974
4 Non-Credit -Values and Ethical Decision Making Course n.d.

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5. Speaking Engagements/Seminars/Committee Work 1969-1988
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55 Sex Education and Relationship Seminars 1969
6 Family Relationship Seminar 1970
7 Human Sexuality - Faculty of Medicine Seminars 1971-1981
8 Series on Sexuality Summer Program 1972
9 Sex Hour Series 1972
10 4 Sessions - Sexual Adjustment 1972
11 Greenberg Seminar - Office of Continuing Education 1973
12 Human Sexuality Seminar - Medicine I 1973-1978
13 Deer Lodge Hospital - Nurses Inservice 1974
14 University of Manitoba Lectures and Seminars 1974-1975
15 Medical School Sexual Education Seminar 1974-1975
16 Manitoba Psychological Society Seminar 1975
17 Marital Enrichment Through Sex - University of Winnipeg 1975-1978
18 Sex Attitude Reassessment Seminar - University of Manitoba School of Medicine 1976
19 Sex Attitude Reassessment Seminar - Spring 1976-1980
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62 University of Manitoba School of Medicine - Sex Attitude Reassessment Seminars 1981-2003
3 Speaking Engagements 1970-1979
4 Community Leadership Engagements 1971-1981
5 Disabilities and Sex 1971-1975
6 Ad Hoc Human Sexuality Committee 1974-1975
7 University of Manitoba, Continuing Education - "The Way of the Dream" 1988

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6. Correspondence 1966-2005
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68 Correspondence 1969-1985
9 Medical Professional Correspondence 1966-2005

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7. Conferences 1979-1988
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610 New Men/New Roles - Mennonite Conference 1979
11 Carl Jung Conference 1986-1988

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8. Research Material 1955-2004
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612 Sex Knowledge Inventories and Testing 1955-1968
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71 The Roles of Sex and Myths Articles 1963-2004
2 Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (S.I.E.C.U.S.) Packet No. 5 - Concepts of Sexuality 1965-1971
3 Values and Sexuality Articles 1965-1976
4 Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (S.I.E.C.U.S.) Newsletters 1965-1977
5 Preparation for Marriage Group 1967-1968
6 Sex Education and the Young Child Articles 1967-1969
7 Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (S.I.E.C.U.S.) Packet No. 8 - Sex Education for the Handicapped 1967-1970
8 Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (S.I.E.C.U.S.) Packet No. 7 - The Controversy Over Sex Education 1969-1971
9 Education for Human Sexuality: The Role of the Medical and Public Health Professional 1967-1972
10 Feminism Topic in Publications 1967-1983
11 Sexuality Course Notes 1969-1974
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81 Sexual Identity Notes and Publications 1970-1972
2 Homosexuality Issues - Publications 1970-1973
3 Gays for Equality 1970-1978

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4 Sexual Health and Relationship Publications 1971-1978
5 Sex Knowledge and Attitude Tests (S.K.A.T.) 1971-1981
6 Films Used for Educational Purposes 1971-1983
7 One Incorporated Publications 1972-1973
8 Medical Training and Sexual Education Articles 1972-1979
9 Homosexuality and Religion Notes 1974
10 Sex Enrichment Workshop Notes 1975-1976
11 Women's Liberation - Manitoba 1975-1980
12 Sexuality and Disabilities Seminar Notes 1976
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91 Sexual Orientation Rights and the Manitoba Human Rights Act 1976-1986
2 Marriage Enrichment Notes 1978-1979
3 Council on Homosexuality and Religion 1978-1986
4 Council on Homosexuality and Religion 1978-1988
  • Society and the Healthy Homosexual, by George Weinberg, 1973
  • With Downcast Gays: Aspect of Homosexual Self-Oppression, by Andrew Hodges and David Hutter, 1977
  • Your Questions Answered about Homosexuality by the Council on Homosexuality and Religion, 1985

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