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York University Faculty Association (YUFA)

  • Corporate body
  • 1962-

The York University Faculty Association was established in 1962 as the voice of faculty in University affairs, but it was not until 1974 that YUFA became the authorized bargaining agent for York University faculty members and librarians, as designated by the Collective Agreement. The Association elected officials include the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson for Organization, Vice-Chairperson for External Affairs, Recording Secretary,Information Officer, and Treasurer. They are elected annually. In addition, there are appointed officers, the Grievance Officer, the Organizing Officer, and the Negotiating Officer, and representatives from the several constituencies (all faculties and the Library). Appointed officers serve a two-year term. The Association 's Executive Committee consists of all the officers, the past Chairperson, and the Chairperson of the Contract and Grievance Committee, and has general oversight of the Association between general meetings.

The Association has three standing committees: Contract and Grievance Committee, which reports to the Executive on specific grievances, oversees the election of local stewards and their handling of grievances, monitors the application of the Collective Agreement, hears reports and supervises the work of the Grievance Officer and the Organizing Officer. The Negotiating Committee is responsible for the drafting of the provisions of the Collective Agreement in cooperation with the Executive and Contract and Grievance Committee, presenting this positions to the membership for approval, negotiating the terms of the Collective Agreement, and appraising the membership of the proceedings of negotiations. The Nominating Committee is responsible for securing nominations for all elected positions, and for membership on committees.

Local stewards are elected for each constituency, one steward for every thirty-five members. There must be a minimum of four general meetings yearly, at least one of which is designated the Annual Meeting. The Executive and Contract and Grievance Committee shall meet six times yearly.

York University Faculty Association. Chairperson

  • Corporate body

The Chairperson is the highest elected official in YUFA. The Chair is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Nominating and Contract and Grievance Committee and the Executive Committee. S/he chairs the general, annual and executive committee meetings of the Association.

York University Faculty Association. Librarians ' Chapter

  • Corporate body
  • 1976-

The Librarians' Chapter of the York University Faculty Association was begun in 197 It was the successor to the Professional Librarians ' Association of York University (PLAYU), the group that worked to establish the professional status of librarians at the University. The Librarians' chapter was accepted into the Faculty Association in 1976, participating in the first contract negotiation of that body.

York University Pollution Probe

  • Corporate body

Pollution Probe is an education and advocacy group that began in Canada in 1969. The York University chapter was organized in 1970. It had a research and advocacy agenda pertaining to the local region in addition to the national agenda of the organization.

York University Pollution Probe

  • Corporate body
  • 1969-

Pollution Probe is an education and advocacy group that began in Canada in 1969. The York chapter, York University Pollution Probe, was organized in 1970. It had a research and advocacy agenda pertaining to the local region in addition to the national agenda of the organization.

York University Senior Common Rooms Inc

  • Corporate body
  • 1963-1976

The York University Senior Common Room was established at Glendon Hall in 1963. This Senior Common Room became the Glendon College Common Room in 1966 when the Founders College Senior Common Room opened on the Keele Street campus in that year. This latter establishment was renamed the York University College Faculty Common Room in 1968 and 1 as new colleges were opened on the campus an umbrella body/ the York University Senior Common Room Inc. 1 was established to serve as a license holder and victuals contractor for the several SCR 1 s. Membership in the Senior Common Room was restricted to academic and senior administrative staff 1 although honourary or special members could be adopted by the membership. The Senior Common Room Inc. was managed by a five-person Board of Directors who were all regular members of the SCR. The Senior Common Room Inc. was disbanded in 1976.

York University Senior Common Rooms Inc.

  • Corporate body
  • 1963-1976

The York University Senior Common Room was established at Glendon Hall in 1963. This Senior Common Room became the Glendon College Common Room in 1966 when the Founders College Senior Common Room opened on the Keele Street campus in that year. This latter establishment was renamed the York University College Faculty Common Room in 1968 and, as new colleges were opened on the campus an umbrella body, the York University Senior Common Room Inc., was established to serve as a license holder and victuals contractor for the several SCR's.

Membership in the Senior Common Room was restricted to academic and senior administrative staff, although honorary or special members could be adopted by the membership. The Senior Common Room Inc. was managed by a five-person Board of Directors who were all regular members of the SCR. The Senior Common Room Inc. was disbanded in 1976.

York University Transport Centre

  • Corporate body
  • 1969-

The York University Transport Centre was established in 1969 following recommendations from the Vice President' s Committee on Canadian Transport Studies (1967). Its goal was to foster transportation education and research in the areas of national transportation issues, road transport issues and the natural transport network. The Centre, in cooperation with the University of Toronto Department of Urban Studies, established the Joint Programme in Transportation at the two universities in 1970.

York Varsity Christian Fellowship

  • Corporate body
  • [196-]

The York Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship was inaugurated at York University in the late 1960s as a chapter of the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada. It is an evangelical Christian organization dedicated to service of God and prosletization.

York Youth Connection

  • Corporate body
  • 1974-

The York Youth Connection began in 1974 as a summer day camp for under-privileged youth in the York University-Finch neighbourhood. Originally providing English as a Second Language, Heritage Language training and multicultural awareness for children, the summer camp evolved into a fine arts day camp that provides lessons and entertainments in the fields of dance, visual arts, theatre and music. The camp is a part of the York Community Connection.

York, Alissa

Alissa York was born in Athabasca, Alberta and grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. She studied English Literature at McGill University and the University of Victoria, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1993. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph in 2016. Her thesis, “How Do I look?: In Search of the Female Gaze,” was a work of creative nonfiction blending memoir and interviews.

In 1999, York published a collection of short stories titled, Any Given Power (1999). She is the author of four novels, Mercy (2003), Effigy (2007), Fauna (2010), and The Naturalist (2016).

Her novel, Effigy, was short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and her short stories have won the Journey Prize and Bronwen Wallace Award.

York’s writing process involves a year of research where she gathers notes, writes character sketches, and arranges her notes. She then writes her novels' scenes in long-form from the perspective of every character. She cuts up the script into pieces and arranges it on her kitchen floor in various orders, then tapes the pieces to create scrolls or "assemblies." She repeats the process until she finds an arrangement which will constitute the order of the final book. The end result is a narrative form in her novels in which the point of view shifts constantly.

York lives in Toronto with her husband, the artist Clive Holden.

York-Kenya Project

  • Corporate body

The York-Kenya Project was initiated by the Government of Kenya and the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). CIDA arranged for York University to administer the project. The project had three components: the establishment of a Planning and Evaluation Unit in the Kenyan Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning for which York provided a field staff; a Training Programme, through which Kenyans were educated at York to take over the Planning Unit and act as future teachers of economic planning; and a research component on particular topics proposed by the Kenyan Government, the York field staff, or the university.

York-Ryerson Computing Centre

The York-Ryerson Computing Centre was established in 1974 to service the academic and administrative computing needs of both the University and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto. The purpose of the Centre was to rationalize computing activity at both schools and also to provide service to other educational institutes in the vicinity of Metropolitan Toronto. By 1979 the Centre was providing computing service to the two institutions valued at two million dollars with a small external service valued at eighty thousand dollars. The York-Ryerson Computing Centre was abandoned in 1984 to be replaced, at York University, by the Department of Computer Services.

Young, Alexander Bell Filson

(From Wikipedia entry)

Alexander Bell Filson Young (1876-1938) was a journalist, who published the first book about the sinking of the RMS Titanic, called Titanic, published in 1912 only 37 days after the sinking. He was also an essayist, war correspondent in the Boer War and World War I, a programmes advisor to the BBC, and the author of two novels. Beside his literary work, he was an organist and composer, and a pioneer of motoring and aviation. Taylah Mcdowell Alexander Bell Filson Young was born in Ireland in 1876, at Ballyeaston, County Antrim. He was the son of the Revd. William Young and Sarah Young (née Filson).

In his youth he was a pupil of the organist, James Kendrick Pyne (who had been a pupil of Samuel Sebastian Wesley). He retained his skill at organ-playing and his interest in music throughout his life, and even wrote a few compositions.

His first publication was A Psychic Vigil (1896), which he issued under the pseudonym, 'X. Ray'.

Securing a job as a war correspondent for The Manchester Guardian, he was in South Africa during the Second Boer War. His accounts of his experiences and observations there formed the basis of his book, The Relief of Mafeking ... With an account of some earlier episodes (1900). This was followed in 1901 by his "A Volunteer Brigade: notes of a week's field training."

Young was an early motoring enthusiast, and in 1902 published The Joys of Motoring and in 1904 The Complete Motorist: being an account of the evolution and construction of the modern motor-car, with notes on the selection, use and maintenance of the same, and on the pleasures of travel upon the public roads; which was followed by The Joy of the Road (1907). To make a career in publishing he would write continually on his many enthusiasms or on subjects which would interest the public. In 1903 appeared his Ireland at the Cross Roads; in 1905 his novel, The Sands of Pleasure (at the time a somewhat scandalous account of prostitution); in 1906 his Venus and Cupid: an impression .. after Velasquez ..., his Christopher Columbus and the New World and his Mastersingers: appreciations; in 1907 his The Wagner Stories and The Lover's Hours (poems); in 1908 a second novel, When the Tide Turns; in 1909 Memory Harbour: essays; in 1911 More Mastersingers; in 1912 Opera Stories, his Letters from Solitude and Other Essays (reprinted from the Saturday Review) and A House in Anglesey (privately printed). Young also edited Outlook, and literary columns in The Saturday Review and the Daily Mail.

In 1911 Young visited Belfast to see the RMS Titanic under construction; when it sank in 1912 his book about the disaster appeared little over a month afterwards.

In 1914 he began contributing to the "Notable Trials" series with an account of the trial of the Frederick Seddon and his wife. That year James Joyce's Dubliners was published by Grant Richards; Young had commended the book earlier when working as a reader for Richards. Joyce suggested that Young should write an introduction to the work.

Before World War I Young briefly spent time on Sir David Beatty's flagship, HMS Lion, and on the outbreak of war in 1914 he was able, through the influence of Admiral Sir John Fisher, First Sea Lord, to enter the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and be assigned to Beatty's flagship again from November that year. He was at the Battle of Dogger Bank (1915), but left the navy in 1915 before the Battle of Jutland (1916). After the War he published in 1921 With Beatty in the North Sea and With the Battlecruisers. He also wrote the article on David Beatty for the 12th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica (1922).

He also continued his writing on a variety of other subjects - A Christmas Card (1914), New Leaves: essays (1915), Cornwall and a Light Car (1926), and he resumed his contributions to the "Notable Trials" series, with accounts of the trials of H. H. Crippen (1919), Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters (1923) and Herbert Rowse Armstrong (1926).

In the early days of broadcasting he became attached to the BBC, and in 1926 became an adviser on programmes. At one time he contributed a weekly essay to the BBC's periodical, Radio Times. In the early 1930s a proposed television play based on Young's book, Titanic (1912), was shelved because of protests by relatives of persons involved in the sinking. It was Young who arranged in the 1930s for Fr Bernard Walke's annual nativity plays at St Hilary Church, Cornwall, to be broadcast by the BBC.

He continued with some writing on miscellaneous subjects. In 1934 his The Lawyer's Last Notebook appeared.

At the age of fifty-eight, in 1936 he learned to fly; and in the same year published Growing Wings.

Young was also an able photographer. A bromide print by him of Max Beerbohm is held by the National Portrait Gallery, London.

He died in 1938 in London. His funeral was held at St Mary's church, Bourne Street. He had married Vera (née Rawnsley) North in 1918 (whose third husband was Clifford Bax), with whom he had two sons, William David Loraine Filson-Young and Richard Filson-Young (b. 1921). Both his sons became enrolled in the British Royal Air Force and were killed in World War II - Richard in 1942 and William in 1945.

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Young, Fred Matthews, b. 1907

  • Person

Fred Matthews Young (b. 1907) politician, was the New Democratic Party member of the Ontario Legislative Assembly for the riding of Yorkview (1963-1980). In 1977 he served as chair of the Select Committee on Highway Safety. Prior to his entry into provincial politics, Young had been a clergyman with the United Church of Canada and a member of the North York Township Council (1956-1962). He was not successful in gaining election to the House of Commons (1953) and also he failed in his initial bid for a seat in the Legislature (1959).

Zerker, Sally Friedberg, 1928-

  • Person

Sally Friedberg Zerker (1928- ) was born and educated in Toronto, receiving a PhD from the University of Toronto in 1972. She joined the Division of Social Science at York University in 1970 and also taught for many years in the Department of Economics on a secondment. In 1994, Zerker published a book of articles as editor and contributor, "Change and Impact" and is the author of "The Rise and Fall of the Toronto Typographical Union, 1832-1972" (1982). She has also authored several articles dealing with labour history, the economic thought of Harold Innis, and the political economy of the international oil industry. Zerker was a member of the Ontario Energy Board and has made many contributions to the regulation and restructuring of the electricity and natural gas industries in Ontario.

Zimmerman, Selma

  • Person
  • 1930-

Selma Zimmerman, scientist and professor, was born in 1930 in New York City. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College and completed graduate school at New York University. She married Arthur M. Zimmerman, a zoologist. The couple and their children moved to Toronto in 1964 and in 1965, Selma Zimmerman joined the Division of Natural Science at Glendon College. In addition to assisting her husband with his research, Zimmerman's research interests include: influence of cannabinoids on cell function and fertilization; influence of hydrostatic pressure on cell strucure and cell function. Zimmerman remained at Glendon College until her retirement from teaching in 1996. Selma Zimmerman has held additional positions, including: Advisor to the University on the Status of Women from 1991-1994, Coordinator of Natural Science (Glendon College), Coordinator of Women's Studies (Glendon College), President of the Canadian Association for Women in Science, and Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology.

Zingrone, Frank

Frank Zingrone, writer and professor, was born in Toronto on 16 August 1933. He was a student at St. Michael's College School in Toronto and attended the University of Western Ontario in London, where he received a BA in Philosophy in 1958. He then obtained a MA in English literature from the University of Toronto in 1961 and a PhD from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 1966. Zingrone was an instructor in the Department of English at SUNY between 1963 and 1966 before joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge as an assistant professor of communication, a position he held from 1966 to 1970. In 1971, Zingrone became an assistant professor of humanities at York University, where he remained for the rest of his academic career, co-founding the university's Communications department. He was appointed a senior scholar emeritus in 1994. In addition, Zingrone was associate editor of the "Canadian journal of communication" between 1980 and 1985.

Zingrone's work as a critic, lecturer and academic writer in the area of communications and media produced numerous conference papers, newspaper and journal articles, as well as books including "Who was Marshall McLuhan?" (co-editor, 1995), "Essential McLuhan" (co-editor, 1996), and "The media symplex: at the edge of meaning the age of chaos" (2001). He was a contributor to "On McLuhan: forward through the rearview mirror" (1996) and "Understanding McLuhan" (CD-ROM, 1996). Zingrone was also a poet, with poems published in "The fiddlehead" and "Audit" in the early 1960s. He published two books of poetry, "Traces" (1980) and "Strange attraction" (2000). Frank Zingrone died in Toronto on 13 December 2009.

Zolf, Falek, 1898-1961

  • VIAF ID: 49137527 (Personal)
  • Person
  • 1898-1961

Joshua Falek Zolf, writer and teacher, was born in 1898 in Poland, where he attended yeshivah from 1909 until the start of World War I. He found work at a leather factory in Yaroslavl, Russia, in 1916 so that he would not be forced into compulsory military service, but the Kerensky revoluntion led Zolf to volunteer for the Russian army. He was captured by the German army on the Galician front, and was a prisoner of war in East Prussia in 1918. He returned to his home village of Zastavia after the war, only to find the area consumed by civil war following the Bolshevik Revolution. He participated in the Jewish reconstruction of Poland starting in 1920, and became a teacher. Zolf emigrated to Canada in 1926 to escape Poland's antisemitism. His wife and children joined him in 1927 and they settled in Winnipeg's North End, where their fourth child, Larry Zolf, was born in 1934. After working as an itinerant teacher, he was appointed teacher and later principal at the Isaac Loeb Peretz Folk School. He was very active in the Yiddish literary community in Winnipeg, and frequently contributed essays to the Yiddish press. The memoirs of Zolf's early years in Europe were published in 1945 under the title, Oyf fremder erd = On foreign soil, which was translated by Martin Green and re-published in 2000. Zolf also wrote Di lets·te fun a dor : heymishe gesh·tal·tn = Last of a generation, 1952, and Undzer ·kul·tur hemshekh : eseyen = Our eternal culture : essays, 1956. Falek Zolf died in 1961.

Zolf, Larry, 1934-2011

  • Person
  • 1934-2011

Larry Zolf, journalist and writer, was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 19 July 1934. He received a B.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1956, and studied for a year at Osgoode Hall Law School before starting work on a graduate degree in history at the University of Toronto, where he wrote a thesis on the liberalism of Premier Mitch Hepburn. He began his career as a writer, news and current affairs reporter, producer and consultant for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1962, and was one of the hosts of its current affairs program, "This hour has seven days," during the 1960s. He wrote several books including "Dance of the dialectic" (1973), "Just watch me : remembering Pierre Trudeau" (1984), "Survival of the fattest : an irreverent view of the Senate" (1985), "Scorpions for sale" (1989; shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour), "Zolf" (1999), and "The Dialectical dancer : a simple tale" (2010). Zolf's documentary on the role of computers replacing workers in the 1965 strike of the International Typographers Union won the Anik Award in 1965, and was rebroadcast as one of the 100 best documentaries at the National Film Board's 50th birthday celebration. He was a film critic for "Maclean's magazine," a lecturer at Carleton University, a member of the Queen's Park Legislative Press Gallery and won several awards for his writing. He wrote an online column, "Inside Zolf," for the CBC from 1997 until 2007, as well as occasional columns for "The National post." Larry Zolf died in Toronto on 14 March 2011.

Zolf, Rachel, 1968-

Rachel Sydney Zolf, poet, editor and critic, was born in Toronto. She is the author of several collections of poetry and chapbooks. Her books include: Human resources (2007), winner of the 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and finalist for a Lambda Literary Award; Masque (2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Trillium Book Award for Poetry; and Her absence, this wanderer (1999), the title poem of which was a finalist in the CBC Literary Competition. Her chapbooks include: Shoot and weep (2008), from human resources (2005) and the naked & the nude (2004). Her poetry has been published in numerous journals, including Tessera (1992), Fireweed (1994, 1996, 1998), Capilano review (2001) and West coast line (2005), and her essays and reviews have appeared in journals such as Xcp: Cross-cultural poetics (2008) and West coast line (2008). Zolf was the founding poetry editor of The walrus magazine, where she edited poetry from 2004 to 2006, and she has also edited several books by other poets. Between 1987 and 1992, Zolf pursued English and History majors at the University of Toronto. Zolf began writing poetry in 1991. She apprenticed as a documentary filmmaker with Gail Singer Films Inc. (1990-1992). During the 1990s, Zolf worked as a researcher, producer and director on several documentary and experimental videos and films. In 2001, Zolf began working as a copywriter and editor to supplement her artist's income.

Zukerman, Bernard, 1943-

Bernard Zukerman is an investigative journalist, documentary and feature film maker. He was born in 1943, and he is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. Zukerman joined CBC Television in 1973 to develop story ideas for the dramatic series, "For the Record" before joining CBC Winnipeg's Current Affairs Department. In 1975, he returned to Toronto to become producer of the "5th Estate". In 1981 as Senior Editor of CBC's "Journal", he created the programme's documentary unit. Zukerman left the "Journal" to join CBC's Drama Department where his mandate was to develop Canadian dramas that drew on his experience as an investigative journalist and documentarian. His films have won numerous Gemini Awards including awards for "And Then You Die", "Skate!" and "The Squamish Five". "Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and JoAnn Thatcher" (1990) won five Gemini Awards and was the most watched entertainment program of the year as well as being the first foreign program ever sold to an American network. Other films, such as "Conspiracy of Silence" and "Million Dollars Babies" have similarly appeared on television in both Canada and the United States. His other films included "Dieppe"(1994), "Million Dollar Babies" (1994), "Net Worth" (1995), "The Sleep Room" (1998) and "Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story" (2001).

bissett, bill, 1939-

bill bissett (1939- ), poet, artist and musician, was born in Halifax and educated at the University of British Columbia where he received his B.A. in 1956. He founded Blewointment Press in 1962 as a medium for young poets and published several of his own volumes under its imprint. bissett is the author of several books of poetry including, Fires in the temple (1966), Nobody owns the earth (1972), Medicine my mouths on fire, (1974), Canada gees [sic] mate for life (1985), and Inkorrect thots [sic] (1992). bissett has held several solo art exhibits in Vancouver, Toronto and London (Ont.). In addition, he has recorded several albums with his band The Luddites including Luddites (1988), Shining spirit (1989), and Luddites dreemin uv th nite [sic] (1991).

de Lappe, Phyllis

  • Person
  • 1916-2007

"Phyllis (Pele) de Lappe (1916-2007), artist, labor cartoonist and social activist, was born in San Francisco in 1916. Versed by her father, the commercial artist Wes de Lappe, in Marxism and life studies (caricatures), she began her art studies at California School of Fine Arts in 1930 under Arnold Blanch. The following year, at the age of fifteen, de Lappe moved to New York and Woodstock, New York where she lived with Arnold and Lucile Blanch. She enrolled in the Art Students’ League in 1932 where she studied with Edward Lansing, Kenneth Hayes Miller, John Sloan and Charles Locke. She learned the technique of lithography from Adolf Dehn. Pele was naturally full of life and curiosity. While living in the east she went to dance marathons in New Jersey and the nightclubs of Harlem. De Lappe worked with Siqueiros, and modeled for and assisted Diego Rivera on the Rockefeller Center murals." (

van Eeden, Dr. Frederik Willem

(from Wikipedia entry)

Frederik Willem van Eeden (3 April 1860, Haarlem – 16 June 1932, Bussum) was a late 19th-century and early 20th-century Dutch writer and psychiatrist. He was a leading member of the Tachtigers, and had top billing among the editors of De Nieuwe Gids (The New Guide) during its celebrated first few years of publication, starting in 1885. Van Eeden was the son of the director of the Royal Tropical Institute in Haarlem. In 1880 he studied English at Leiden University where he pursued a bohemian lifestyle and wrote poetry. Whilst living in the city, he coined the term Lucid dream in the sense of mental clarity, a term that nowadays is a classic term in Dream literature and study. In his early writings, he was strongly influenced by Hindu ideas of selfhood, by Boehme's mysticism, and by Fechner's panpsychism.

He went on to become a prolific writer, producing many critically acclaimed novels, poetry, plays, and essays. He was widely admired in the Netherlands in his own time for his writings, as well as his status as the first internationally prominent Dutch psychiatrist.

Van Eeden's psychiatrist practice included treating his fellow Tachtiger Willem Kloos as a patient starting in 1888. His treatment of Kloos was of limited benefit, as Kloos deteriorated into alcoholism and increasing symptoms of mental illness. Van Eeden also incorporated his psychiatric insights into his later writings, such as in a deeply psychological novel called "Van de koele meren des doods" (translated in English as "The Deeps of Deliverance"). Published in 1900, the novel intimately traced the struggle of a woman addicted to morphine as she deteriorated physically and mentally.

His best known written work, "De Kleine Johannes" ("Little Johannes"), which first appeared in the premiere issue of De Nieuwe Gids, was a fantastical adventure of an everyman who grows up to face the harsh realities of the world around him and the emptiness of hopes for a better afterlife, but ultimately finding meaning in serving the good of those around him. This ethic is memorialized in the line "Waar de mensheid is, en haar weedom, daar is mijn weg." ("Where mankind is, and her woe, there is my path.")

Van Eeden sought not only to write about, but also to practice, such an ethic. He established a commune named Walden, taking inspiration from Thoreau's book Walden, in Bussum, North Holland, where the residents tried to produce as much of their needs as they could themselves and to share everything in common, and where he took up a standard of living far below what he was used to. This reflected a trend toward socialism among the Tachtigers; another Tachtiger, Herman Gorter, was a founding member of the world's first Communist political party, the Dutch Social-Democratic Party, in 1909.

Van Eeden visited the U.S. He had contacts with William James and other psychologists. He met Freud in Vienna, whom he practically introduced in the Netherlands. He corresponded with Hermann Hesse and was a friend of the in London (UK) living Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin.

Van Eeden also had a keen interest in Indian philosophy. He translated Tagore’s Gitanjali.

In late years of his life, Van Eeden became a Roman Catholic.

Victoria Welby in a letter to Prof. Patrick Geddes describes him as "A poet, a scholar, a philosopher, a psychologist: but above all a practical socialist, in a good, even if in somewhat utopian sense. He has turned his Dutch estate into a Labour Colony...His new book is to be called "Happy Humanity", and I said that it was a mean word."

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van Eeden, Geertruida

  • Person
  • 1873-1952

Gerertuida Woutrina Everts (Truida) was a classical singer who went to live on the utopian colony Walden in 1900.
She began a relationship with the colony's founder psychiatrist Dr. Frederick Van Eeden in 1901 but the couple did not marry until 21 August 1907, after he had divorced his first wife Martha Van Volten. The couple had a son Hugo in 1909 and another son Evert in 1910. Truida died in 1952.

van Eeden, Martha

Born 18 February 1856 in Deventer, Netherlands., Martha van Vloten was the daughter of polymath, theologian, scientist, philosopher and free thinker Johannes von Vloten (18 January 1818 - 21 September 1883) and his wife Elisabeth van Gennep.
She had two sisters Betsy and Kitty. and four brothers: William, Frank, Odo and Gerlof.
Betsy married painter Willem Witsen and later ethnomusiologist Johann Sebastian Brandts Buys. Kitty married the poet Albert Verwey.
The Van Vloten daughers were brought up in a free thinking household where women's education was encouraged. All three daughters attended the School for Girls in Haarlem.
Martha was a translator of Hans Christian Andersen's work.
She married the psychiatrist and utopian Frederick van Eeden on 15 April 1886. Together they had two sons, Hans and Paul.
The couple divorced 29 July 1907.
Martha Van Vloten died 10 June 1943.

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