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Daniel G. Hill fonds [textual record, graphic material, cartographic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

9.015 m of textual records.
540 photographs chiefly b&w.
2 prints offset lithographs.
4 maps.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of textual records, photographs, posters, and maps of particular interest to students and researchers in the area of Black history in Canada, human rights, race relations, native studies and the development of multiculturalism. Additional records consist of career, personal and family related papers and photographs including correspondence and items relating to fame singer and composer Dan Hill.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Cartographic material
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
A269 Item no. assigned by LAC 1 -- 2
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.
Other accession no.
1988/0039 MSS
1988/0044 MSS

Terms of use

Photographs (Acc. No. 1988-208, 387 photographs): This collection is comprised of a mix of original photographs and modern reproductions that were made for reference purposes for Daniel Hill. The photographs which are modern reproductions made for references purposes were obtained from a number of Canadian cultural institutions and are, in most cases, clearly stamped as to where they came from. Clients wishing to obtain a copy from this collection may only request copies of original photographs. In cases where the photograph is a modern reproduction, the client must request a copy from the institution that holds the original. Photographs (Acc. No. 1989-417, 3 photographs): No restrictions. Copyright unknown. Posters: No restrictions. Credit: National Archives of Canada. Maps: No restrictions.

Textual records The finding aid was prepared by Shirly Berman (65 pages). MSS1773 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

Daniel Hill was born on November 23, 1923. He was a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Daniel G. Hill continued his studies, first at the University of Oslo in Norway, and then at the University of Toronto where he received his M.A. and his Ph.D. in sociology in 1960.

His extensive background in the field of human rights began with educational work with new Canadians at St. Andrews Memorial House in Toronto. From 1955 to 1957 he was Research Director of the Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto and later became Executive Secretary of the North York Area Planning Council.

In 1973 after serving 9 years as Director and almost 2 years as Chairman of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Dr. Hill resigned to undertake private consultant work in the fields of human rights, human relations, legal aid and civil liberties. In addition he was a special advisor to commissions investigating community and race relations, correctional services, mind development groups, policing and native rights. From 1984 to 1989, he was Ombudsman of Ontario. Dr. Hill has written numerous articles and books on both human rights and Black history of Canada. His publication, "The Freedom Seekers, Blacks in Early Canada" was approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education for use as a history textbook.

Involvement in the Canadian Civil Liberties Association by both Dr. Hill and his wife Donna is indicated in the briefs and submissions presented to various standing committees on justice, legal aid, fair employment and human rights affairs. Daniel Hill passed away on June 26, 2003.

Additional information

Received in 1986 and 2004.

Subject heading

1. Daniel G. Hill - Correspondence, [1941-1986] Canadian Labour Congress, [1955-1962]
2. Daniel G. Hill - Biography, [1941-1986] National Committee on Human Rights, [1955-1962]
3. Dissertations, Academic, [1941-1986] Bermuda Human Rights Commission, [1954-1983]
4. Race relations, [1954-1984] Alberta Human Rights Commission, [1854-1983]
5. Publishers and publishing, [1954-1984] Human Rights Commission, [1954-1983]
6. Human rights, [1956-1987] British Columbia Human Rights Commission, [1954-1983]
7. Sexual Harrassment, [1956-1987] Manitoba Human Rights Commission, [1954-1983]
8. Law enforcement, [1956-1987] Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, [1954-1983]
9. Legal aid, [1956-1987] Ontario Human Rights Commission, [1954-1983]
10. Blacks - Canada, [1954-1983] Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, [1954-1983]
11. Blacks - Societies, etc., [1954-1983] Canadian Association of Statuatory Human Rights Agencies, [1956-1987]
12. Blacks - Study and teaching, [1954-1983] Conference of the Human Rights and Civil Liberties Institute, [1954-1987]
13. Blacks - Biography, [1954-1983] Ontario. Ministry of Education, [1954-1987]
14. Indians of North America - Canada - Study and teaching, [1961-1981] Certificate Review Advisory Committee, [1954-1984]
15. Multiculturalism - Study and teaching, [1961-1981] Toronto (Ont.), [1954-1984]
16. Cults, 1956-1987 Mayor's Committee on Community and Race Relations, [1954-1984]
17. Human rights - United States, [1891-1987]
18. Human rights - Canada, [1891-1987]
19. Ombudsman - Ontario, [1956-1987]
20. Politique et gouvernement Canada
21. Politics and government Canada
22. Federal Human Rights Commission.


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 1989-099 DAP
2. 1989-417 DAP