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Non-fiction manuscripts by Lloyd Mackenzie

Series consists of handwritten drafts and typed manuscripts of three works of non-fiction, based on diary entries, written by Mackenzie.
The first manuscript Aussies and Englishmen, a travel memoir, was submitted for publication in 1966. The second manuscript The English Canadian Nation, a historical reflection of the role of English-speakers in Canada from the age of the Vikings to the twentieth century was written and submitted around 1990. The third manuscript Watching the Neighbours Next Door based on extractions from his journals regarding American politics was submitted for publication in August of 1996.

Photo albums and passports

Series consists of twelve photo albums created by Lloyd Mackenzie and seven of his Canadian passports. Photographs document Lloyd Mackenzie's childhood and adolescence in Toronto, as well as some photographs of his parents, family and friends; his military service as a clerk during World War II; his daily life, friendships and living arrangements in Toronto, England and Australia; and his extensive travels within Canada, the United States, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Australia.

Photo album

File consists of photograph album documenting Mackenzie's trips to Kingston, Miami and the Thousand Islands, a cruise of the Caribbean as well as his life in Toronto.

Diaries of Lloyd Mackenzie

Series consists of 69 bound journals kept by Mackenzie from 1935 to 2005 (excluding the years of 1942-1943), ephemera and two schoolroom photographs that include Mackenzie. The majority of the diaries consist of accounts of daily events, particularly international wars, revolutions, political events; the activities of celebrities, statesmen and royalty; natural disasters; and cultural and social issues. These entries include minimal personal opinion and are formatted similar to newspaper articles. Events of particular relevance to Mackenzie are often embellished with marginal illustrations and rubrication.

Mackenzie also records more personal notes on his daily activities; his employment history, wages, housing and work environment; his socializing in taverns and cocktail bars; films and plays he attended; his efforts to improve his education; the progress of his various writing projects; the health and activities of himself, family members and friends; his relationships with other gay men; as well as detailed accounts of his travels abroad. He records important events and dates for other individuals, particularly his parents, his sister, and close friends.

Most volumes of the diaries contain a synopsis of the year's events in the final pages of the bound volume. Beginning in the early 1970s, Mackenzie begins to write more reflectively in his diaries and provides his own opinions and insights into the events he records. There are introspective entries on diary writing in the beginning of several volumes of diaries written after 1975, and the entry for March 7, 1972 contains a reflection on his lifestyle choices and his atheism.

There are also reflective and critical entries on Canadian and American politics, homophobia, generational conflicts within the gay community, American foreign policy, Quebec sovereignty and other major social and political events of the late twentieth century.

Photo album of travels in Canada and the United States

File consists of a photograph album documenting Mackenzie's travels within Canada and the United States, including Ontario (North Bay, Waubashene River, Manover, Niagara Falls), British Columbia (Vancouver, Vancouver Island), Alberta (Banff, Calgary), Nova Scotia, P.E.I., Quebec and the United States (Chicago, Tulsa, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans).

Photo album

File consists of a photograph album documenting Mackenzie's travels to Spain and Morocco as well as his life in Toronto.

Photo album

File consists of a photograph album documenting Mackenzie's trips to Agawa Canyon, Manitoulin Island, Georgian Bay as well as his life in Toronto.

Passports

File consists of expired passports belonging to Lloyd Mackenzie.

Photo album

File consists of a bound album containing photographs documenting the activities, friendships and extended family of the Mackenzies in Toronto, Long Branch and New Toronto.

Photo album of over seas travels

File consists of a photo album documenting Mackenzie's overseas travels and time spend in Australia as well as Charing Cross, Coogee and Waverley in England.

Photo album

File consists of a photograph album documenting Mackenzie's travels in Latin America (Puerto Rico), the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas), Canada (Halifax, Niagara Falls) and the United States (Florida). Also includes photographs of Mackenzie's life in Toronto.

Lloyd Mackenzie fonds

  • F0519
  • Fonds
  • 1913-2006

Fonds consists of three series: diaries recorded in bound journals kept by Mackenzie during his adolescence and adult life; manuscripts of three works of non-fiction; and photo albums and passports of his family,and his life and travels overseas. Mackenzie recorded extensively on local and international political and social events. In his youth, Mackenzie was preoccupied with fascist and socialist movements in Europe. In later life, he became concerned with the influence of American foreign policy and its impact on Canadian sovereignty. His diaries also reflect his interest in films and the theatre, with entries on the deaths of his favourite actors and actresses and frequent entries on the various films and plays he attended in Toronto and abroad. He also wrote about the tours and activities of various royal families, and chronicled his own travels throughout the world in detail, including his extended stays in Australia and England. Mackenzie kept meticulous notes on his employment history and living environment. He also recorded details of his writing activities and his efforts to publish and support himself through writing. Mackenzie kept entries on his social activities in the gay community of Toronto, his relationships with other men, and later in life, his reflections on gay marriage, same-sex legal rights, the AIDS crisis, and the rights of gay couples to adopt and raise children.

Mackenzie, Lloyd William

Photo album

File consists of a photo album of photographs that document Mackenzie's life in Toronto, his military service in Debert, Nova Scotia and Ottawa Ontario during WWII, trips to Haliburton, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, Stratford, and cruises to Hawaii and Australia.

Photo album

File consists of a photograph album documenting Mackenzie's travels to Morocco, Stratford, New Orleans, a Caribbean cruise as well as his life in Toronto.