Diaspora studies

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31 Archival description results for Diaspora studies

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Anna-Liisa Lumiala fonds

  • F0633
  • Fonds
  • [194-]-1979, 2013

Fonds consists of 327 letters written by Liisa Lumiala to her friend Terttu Hansen between 1943-1979, ending a few months before Liisa's death from cancer. The first set of letters until 7 March 1948 were written from various places in Finland, as Liisa and her family were moved around by the government from one residence to another. The next set of letters, covering the time period 22 March 1948 to 20 July 1948 were written from various locations in Sweden, where Liisa and her daughter Tytti were waiting to receive their immigration papers to move to Canada.The final set, beginning 30 August 1948 were written in Canada, again from various locations and addresses around Port Arthur, Fort William and Toronto. This collection of letters provides insight into the day-to-day life of a Finnish immigrant woman who moved to Canada to create a new life for herself with her husband and family after World War II.

Lumiala, Anna-Liisa

Archambeau-Thomas family collection

  • F0612
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1891]-2013, predominant 1967-2004

Fonds consists of biographical writing, genealogical documents, published and photocopied books, scrapbooks and mementos created, collected and accumulated by Gerald A. Archambeau from various sources,including genealogical information regarding his grandfather Herbert T. Thomas, a police officer in Jamaica who was also a naturalist, lecturer and explorer. Material relating to Herbert T. Thomas is photocopied and scanned pamphlets, online articles and newspaper articles of material originally published from 1881 to about 1927 and relates primarily to Thomas' campaign to eradicate the practice of obeha in Jamaica.

Archambeau, Gerald A., 1933-

Archie Alleyne fonds

  • F0703
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2015, predominant 1962-2011

Accession consists of material documenting the career of Archie Alleyne as a musician, philanthropist, and influential figure in the Toronto jazz music scene. Material includes collected material on other Toronto-based jazz musicians; posters, photographs, and other memorabilia from performances and events; correspondence; material related to the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund; notebooks; and drafts and research material for his memoir, Colour Me Jazz: The Archie Alleyne Story (2015). Audio-visual material includes recordings of jazz-related programming broadcast on television, audio interviews with jazz musicians, and released and unreleased music performances

Alleyne, Archie

Beverley Noel Salmon fonds

  • F0731
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1995, predominant 1980-1990

Fonds consists of records documenting Beverley Salmon's work as an activist and as a North York and Metro Toronto Councillor. Records primarily pertain to subjects including race relations, the Toronto Transit Commission, the building of a subway to York University, and her involvement with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Records include correspondence, agenda packages, reports, notes, news clippings, and conference material.

Salmon, Beverley Noel

Canadian Friends of Finland fonds

  • F0628
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2012

The fonds consists of governance records (bylaws, letters patent, incorporation documents), newsletters, minutes, financial records, Finnish studies scholarship files, cultural activity files (musical events, lectures, film showings, symposia), fundraising files pertaining to CFFEF (Canadian Friends of Finland Education Foundation), miscellaneous files, FINNSTAUT (Finnish Studies Alumni Association at University of Toronto), membership files, CFF branch files, and some photographs.

Canadian Friends of Finland

Carl James fonds

  • F0707
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2018, predominant 1990-2012

Fonds consists of records created by Carl James in the course of his activities as a sociologist and a university professor, including research data, publications, teaching material, and administrative records for the York Centre for Education and Community.

James, Carl E.

David Higgs fonds

  • F0571
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1927, 1969-2003, predominant 1973-1984

Fonds consists of research notes, newspaper clippings, reports, publications, correspondence, and photographs pertaining to Portuguese emigration and the Portuguese experience in Canada compiled by Professor Higgs in connection with his scholarly work and teaching on Portuguese history and his collaborative work with Grace Anderson.

Higgs, David, 1939-

Desh Pardesh fonds

  • F0522
  • Fonds
  • 1993-2002, predominant 1996-2002

Fonds consists of the administrative records, artist submissions, promotional material, fund raising, financial and operational records of the Desh Pardesh organization relating to its annual conference and arts festival and its year-round events related to South Asian youth, women's issues, fund raising, community development and anti-racist efforts. In addition to administrative records, the fonds also includes the submissions of local and international South Asian artists, dancers, film makers, poets, playwrights, photographers and other performers, including audio-visual, photographic and written material, as well as promotional packages and brochures. Fonds is arranged into 11 series.

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Collective)

Diana Cooper-Clark fonds

  • F0228
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1994

The fonds consists of audio recordings of unedited interviews conducted by Diana Cooper-Clark with major international novelists. Most of these interviews have been published in her two monographs.

Cooper-Clark, Diana

Domingos Marques fonds

  • F0573
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2002, predominant 1973-1992

Fonds consists of transcripts of interviews with Portuguese immigrants, collected ephemera, notes, research material and photographs related to Domingos Marques' activities as a activist, newspaper editor and municipal politician within the Portuguese community of Toronto. Includes issues of the Portuguese community newspaper "Comunidade".

Marques, Domingos

Don Simpson fonds

  • F0592
  • Fonds
  • [190-?]-2011

Fonds consists of records documenting the personal and professional experiences of Don Simpson from the 1950s to 2011 in countries around the world. Records include correspondence, notebooks, reports and toolkits, speeches, resource material, memorabilia and other records relating to his activities in a wide range of educational, social justice, development, government and business innovation organizations. Topics covered include international education and cross-cultural understanding; international development and health; the rights of Canada's Aboriginal peoples; the history of African-Canadian communities; environmental issues; innovation in business and the non-profit sector; human resources development; and economic development from Alberta to China and Africa. Fonds also consists of personal correspondence, family photographs and memorabilia relating to Simpson's personal and family life.

Simpson, Donald G.

Egypt Migrations: a Public Humanities Project collection

  • F0733
  • Collection
  • 1964-2022

Collection consists of records accumulated by the Egypt Migrations project pertaining to the history and activities of Coptic immigrants in Canada and the Egyptian diaspora. It also consists of records documenting the administration, activities, and interests of the project.

Egypt Migrations: a Public Humanities Project

Felipe Gomes fonds

  • F0634
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 2004]

Fonds consists of VHS videocassettes containing raw footage of interviews with Portuguese Canadians about the Portuguese-Canadian immigrant experience.

Felipe Gomes

George Papadatos fonds

  • F0661
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2015, predominant 1967-1983

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by George Papadatos in the course of his activities as a member of the Toronto Greek Canadian political, arts and cultural community while living in exile in Canada during the Greek military junta of 1967-1974. It includes records relating to his work as a journalist and newspaper editor (as editor of Metanastis and contributor to Ta Nea, amongst other publications); political activist; music promoter, event organizer and co-owner of the Trojan Horse coffee house; East York community service worker; and as tutor of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Toronto (Scarborough College).

The fonds largely consists of photographs, newspapers, promotional material, posters, sound and video recordings. Many of these items were collected by Papadatos to document the coffee house scene on the Danforth, the Greek musical acts who toured Canada and the United States in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as student organizing and protests related to local opposition to the military dictatorship in Greece. The records reflect the impact that the cultural and political activities of the Greek community in Canada had on political affairs in Greece. The fonds also includes handwritten and typed correspondence and other printed material created or received by George Papadatos, as well as photographic material from Papadatos' later life in Greece, where he operated an antiquarian bookstore. Records in the fonds have been arranged into five series based on record genre. See series level descriptions for details.

Papadatos, Giorgos

Home Made Visible collection

  • F0723
  • Collection
  • [195-], 1953-2008, 2019

Collection contains digital and analogue home movies submitted to and digitized by Home Made Visible, a nation-wide project by the Regent Park Film Festival. The project collected movies from visible minority families and Indigenous peoples in Canada. Footage consists of everyday life including children playing and family trips, and celebrations including birthdays and holidays.

Regent Park Film Festival

Ilda Januário fonds

  • F0580
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2008

Fonds consists of notes and interview transcripts of Ilda Januário, produced during her research on Portuguese women in Quebec; administrative documents from her work with the Comite Lar dos Idosos and the Portuguese-Canadian Coalition for Better Education and the Toronto Portuguese Parents Association (TPPA).

Januário, Ilda, 1950-

Inez Elliston fonds

  • F0622
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2012

Fonds consists of research materials; committee records; community advocacy documentation and government policy correspondence; curriculum materials; surveys; reports; and other textual material related to the professional, volunteer, and community activities of Dr. Inez Elliston. Material relates to her professional interest in educational curriculum development, particularly in relation to multicultural policies developed at the federal and provincial levels, and how such policies were implemented in local school boards.

Elliston, Inez

Jean Augustine fonds

  • F0515
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2018, predominant 1994-2015

Fonds consists of the professional records of Jean Augustine, including documents, reports, speech notes, press releases and publications relating to her activities as a community activist and volunteer; a elementary school teacher; her administration of the Metro Toronto Housing Authority; her participation on various international, national, provincial and municipal advocacy boards organizations and associations; and her activities as a federal politician and member of cabinet.

Augustine, Jean

Kenneth Shah fonds

  • F0753
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2011

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Caribbean Cultural Committee created and accumulated by Kenneth Shah in his role as a founding member, including material such as correspondence; band registration forms and regulations for band competitions; constitution drafts; financial documents; meeting minutes; Shah’s sketches for parade costume designs; and program proposals. Other materials include issues of newspapers and magazines that provided media coverage of the Caribana Festival each year; Shah’s personal photo and film collection documenting Caribana and other Carnival festivals in Trinidad and Tobago, Toronto, Montreal, and New York; Shah’s mas bands throughout the years; and promotional material for Caribana such as brochures, pamphlets, festival guides, event programmes, and flyers.

Shah, Kenneth

Lee Lorch fonds

  • F0524
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2007, 1950-1995 predominant

Fonds consists of Professor Lorch's professorial and personal papers as a mathematician, academic, civil rights activist and humanitarian. Records document his life in all these spheres and include the following: correspondence from family, friends, academic colleagues and fellow activists; records of his legal battles at various colleges and universities in the defence of civil rights and academic freedom including challenges from the House Committee on Un-American Activities; records that document his and his wife's activism in landmark American events such as the integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1954, and the fight for equal rights for blacks in housing in US cities; professorial records and his work as a respected mathematician and scholar; and related books, journals and pamphlets accumulated by him during his decades of work in these areas. Records have been arranged by the archivist into the following series.

Lorch, Lee

Nancy Pocock fonds

  • F0171
  • Fonds
  • 1857, 1891-1998

Fonds contains correspondence relating to Nancy Pocock's career as a refugee worker, peace activist and jeweler as well as material relating to the Pocock family, to her personal life and publications and pamphlets collected by Pocock over the course of her career. While there was no discernable order overriding the entire fonds, a filing system was maintained for parts of certain series.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Pocock, Nancy, 1910-1998

Obsidian Theatre Company fonds

  • F0555
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2014

Fonds consists of production material, organizational documents, correspondence, grant applications, budget reports, programs, posters, photographs, video recordings, as well as press coverage and reviews of theatre productions, community workshops, fund-raising concerts, public readings and other events organized and hosted by members of Obsidian Theatre Company's board of directors. Includes material from the following productions: The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (2001-2002), The Piano Lesson (2002-2003), Consecrated Ground (2003-2004), Two Can Play (2004-2005), Cast Iron (2004/2005), Born Ready/Pusha Man (2005-2006), The Monument (2005-2006), Hip Hop (Who Stole the Soul?) (2006-2007), The Polished Hoe (2006-2007), Born Ready (2007-2008), Intimate Apparel (2007-2008), Black Medea (2008-2009), Late (2008-2009), Intimate Apparel (2011), Ruined (2011), Caroline, or Change (2012), Topdog/Underdog (2011), Shakespeare's Nigga (2013), The Whipping Man (2013), The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (2013), dirty butterfly (2013), Nightmare Dream (2014).

Obsidian Theatre Company

Operation Lifeline fonds

  • F0369
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1985

The fonds documents the establishment of Operation Lifeline - Campaign to Save the Boat People and its activities for the period of 1978-1985.

Operation Lifeline

Portuguese Canadian Democratic Association fonds

  • F0579
  • Fonds
  • 1959 - 2007

Fonds consists of ledgers, organizational records, communiques, photographs and event-planning records for activities and events carried out by members of the PCDA. Includes correspondence of the different executives, including exchanges with high-profile figures in Canadian and Portuguese history (e.g. Humberto Delgado, Henrique Galvão, Fernando Piteira Santos) and other political and exile organizations around the world (e.g. FPLN). Also includes a complete run of the organization's bulletin "A Verdade/The Truth" as well as newspapers from the Portuguese diaspora.

Portuguese Canadian Democratic Association (PCDA)

Portuguese Interagency Network fonds

  • F0578
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2009

Fonds contains records which document the advocacy and educational campaigns of the Portuguese Interagency Network, its relationships with community service agencies in the Greater Toronto Area, and its administrative history. Records include: grant applications, membership lists and applications, correspondence, promotional material, advocacy and educational campaign material, newsletters and surveys. The material of each Working, Standing, and Ad-Hoc Committee, such as meeting minutes, agendas, notes, and promotional materials, are also included. Fonds also contains records which document the relationship between PIN and other community service agencies in the Greater Toronto Area, such as meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, and press releases.

Audio-visual material includes advocacy and education campaigns and recordings of national conferences.

Portuguese Interagency Network

Robert Witmer collection

  • F0717
  • Collection
  • 1939-2009

Collection primarily consists of Witmer's audio-visual field recordings of interviews and musical performances, in addition to students' ethnomusicology research field recordings. His research files as an ethnomusicologist are also included and consist of lists, indexes, musical scores, notes, interview transcripts, programs, essays, newspaper clippings, song books, correspondence, and newsletters.

Witmer, Robert

Rohinton Mistry fonds

  • F0180
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2019

The fonds consists of records that document Mistry's career as a writer, including financial records, personal and professional correspondence, publicity files, first editions and translations of his published works, notes, drafts and galleys of his short stories, travel essays and novels, including "Tales from Firozsha Baag," "Such a Long Journey," "A Fine Balance," and "Family Matters." It also includes records documenting his work with his literary agent and publishers, his selection to the Oprah Book Club, the burning and banning of "Such a Long Journey" at the University of Mumbai in September 2010, Mistry's involvement with literary festivals and awards, his investiture into the Order of Canada, and his support of organizations devoted to literacy, humanitarianism, and writers.

Mistry, Rohinton, 1952-

Sukanya Rahman fonds

  • F0606
  • Fonds
  • [196-?] - 1993

Fonds consists of musical recordings on one 1/4" audio reel, performed by Deva Prasad Das on vocals and mardal with Shankaran on flute. These performances were intended to accompany the Deba Prasad Das style of Odissi dance. Consists of three separate performances: "Nindata Chandana" Abhinaya, Ashtapadi (an expression-based dance); "Natangi" and a Boomija folk dance from Orissa. These recordings were made to accompany performances by Sukanya Rahman.

Also includes four VHS recordings of performances by Rahman in various venues in the 1990s.

Rahman, Sukanya

Wanda MacNevin collection

  • F0769
  • Collection
  • 1926-2021

Collection consists of meeting minutes, academic papers, government publications, reports, newspaper articles and clippings, books, protest ephemera, a typescript and a videocassette tape related to Wanda MacNevin’s research for the books "If Only I Knew: Stories of Teen Mothers" and "By Us! For Us! Activism in Jane Finch, A Working-Class Community" and the work of community organizations such as the Black Creek Venture Group, Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre, and Promoting Education and Community Health (PEACH).

MacNevin, Wanda

Wenona Giles fonds

  • F0713
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2004, predominant 1982-1995

Fonds consists of research material created and collected by Wenona Giles as part of her anthropological studies of Portuguese migrant women in London, United Kingdom, and Toronto, Canada. Fonds includes, field notes, interview transcripts, questionnaires, reports and other collected research material.

Giles, Wenona

Yvonne Vera fonds

  • F0697
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2015, predominant 1985-2005

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Yvonne Vera’s activities as a prominent African writer of English fiction and as a student and teacher of English literature while in Canada. Records include finished copies, typescripts and drafts of published and unpublished works; copies of articles written by and about Vera; personal and professional correspondence; personal memorabilia. Fonds includes a selection of books both by and belonging to Vera and a copy of the Vera biography, “Petal Thoughts,” by Ericah Gwetai. The fonds consists of items created and accumulated together by Vera and Jose, as well as mementos brought from Zimbabwe by Vera.

Vera, Yvonne