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Slides

contain slides that were used in Pollock's productions and include stills of street scenes in Ireland, Italy, Paris, that have relevance for Joyce's works. Also included are portraits of personalities of the early twentieth century, intertitles, drawings
and prints (the Seven Deadly Sins, religious images, Joycean characters), posters of World War One, and similar material. As well, there are hundreds of slides that were used in Pollock's productions which are primarily identified by the names of the plays, 'Night boat from Dublin,' and 'Giacomo de Trieste'.

1991-032

Pollock's interests including, James Joyce and Temple Sinai. Most of the file titles in this series were simply transferred from there original folders. The rest of the material in this series came from one file which had no detectable order. This file was sorted by subject, the subject headings were used as file titles.

Two photographs included in this accession make up series 2. One of the photographs was removed from its frame, it is included with its frame backing.

Videos

Two videocassettes pertain to a trip to Japan by Pollock and the third pertains to a production, 'Portrait of the artist - is there one who understands me?'.

Photographs

Series consists of photographs of actors and scenes from Pollock's productions, 'Yes, I will yes', 'Ulysses in Nighttown,' as well as photographs of Pollock and members of the Joyce family in Trieste, Toronto and Dublin. As well there are newspaper clippings (photographs) that accompany articles on Pollock from Toronto newspapers, and a poster from the Canadian premiere of 'Ulysses in Nighttown'.

Harry Pollock fonds

  • F0381
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1991, predominant 1950-1990

The fonds consists of records of Harry J. Pollock pertaining to his interest and involvement in theatre and to his research on James Joyce. The fonds includes correspondence and clippings, manuscripts, audio tapes, photographic materials, video cassettes, graphic and cartographic materials.

Pollock, Harry J., 1920-

Subject files

Series consists of correspondence and clippings concerning various theatres and theatre companies in Canada and in other countries (Abbey Theatre-Dublin, Royal Shakespeare Company), and with playwrights and authors (Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Anthony Burgess, Ezra Pound). There is also correspondence. official records and some clippings relating to the James Joyce Society of Canada (including accounts, lists and financial material), and with organizers of James Joyce Symposia (York University, Trieste, Dublin, Paris). There is material relating to productions of Pollock's works ('Giacomo de Trieste', 'Night boat from Dublin', 'Ulysses in Nighttown'). There is also some correspondence and related material concerning Temple Sinai (Toronto) and Pollack's travels (Soviet Union, Italy, Japan, Cuba). In addition, there are theatre programs from several theatres in Canada (Hart House Theatre, O'Keefe Centre, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Stratford).

Manuscripts

Series consists of handwritten drafts, typescripts, editorial comments and correspondence, photocopies, promotional material and research notes, for several of Pollock's works including 'After the funeral,''Gabriel,' 'Yes, I will yes', 'Up from the pedestal' and unpublished works including his Soviet journal.

Audio tapes

Series contains audio tape reels of interviews Pollock conducted with members of Joyce's family and associates, interviews with members of the Abbey Theatre and with Irish critics and writers, recordings of the proceedings of the James Joyce Symposium at York University (1970), and copies of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programmes concerning James Joyce ('Tuesday Night', a Joyce Documentary, and others). There are recordings used in Pollock's productions including 'Giacomo de Trieste,' 'Ulysses in Nighttown,'(music, sound effects, etc).

Posters, paintings, and scrapbooks

Series contains fifteen watercolours from the play 'Night boat to Dublin,' collectively titled 'Cat and devil' by Jane Golden; posters advertising Joyce symposia at York University, Dublin, Trieste and other sites, and related Joycean celebrations; and posters advertising Pollock's productions. In addition, there are four scrapbooks of press clippings on the theatre that include notices of Pollock's productions, as well as other material.

Catrographic documents

Series contains maps of Dublin from the Ordnance survey as well as maps of Dublin from the General Post Office Directory. As well, there are copies of the 'Dublin almanac and general register of Ireland', (1847), and several copies of 'Thom's official directory,' for the period (1852-1950).

1992-027

The series of correspondence and clippings relate to Pollock's many interests, particularly in Temple Sinai, the James Joyce Society, and travel. The manuscripts are of plays that he wrote and directed, including multiple copies annotated for different purposes. Published material consists of 9 volumes of Thom's Directory (1852-1950) and one volume of The Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland (1847). The 15 watercolour paintings are by Jane Golden.

1991-015

The accession consists of 19 boxes of records. 8 series were established: Subject Files: Correspondence & Clippings, Manuscripts, Audio Tapes, Slides, Videos, Photographs and Framed Material, Posters-Paintings-Scrapbooks, Cartographic Materials.

The first two series, Subject Files and Manuscripts were arranged in file folders entitled by Prof. Pollock. The original order was kept and the documents were put into acid neutral file folders and titles were transcribed verbatim. Manuscripts include Pollock's novel Gabriel, plays, poems and the unpublished After the funferal and Soviet journal.

Audio tapes of interviews conducted by Prof. Pollock were not in any particular order. An effort was made to put the related ones together and the titles assigned by Harry J. Pollock were maintained. There are also audio tapes of music for his plays

Slides consist of those that Prof. Pollock used in the plays Night Boat from Dublin and Giacomo de Trieste, these were removed from the boxes and slide carousels and placed in archival slide sheaths. They are listed by play tittle in the original sequence in which they were shown. Duplicate and additional slides are listed according to subject. Titles given by Harry J. Pollock were kept.
The three videocassettes include one entitled Portrait of the artist-is there one who understands me? and two of Japan.