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Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. fonds
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Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. fonds

  • F0280
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-2012

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. over the course of over 50 years as a literary agency and management company for writers, public speakers, and actors.

The bulk of the records consist of client files which includes correspondence to and from clients; correspondence with publishers, media, sponsors of talks, radio and television producers; publicity material relating to clients including resumes, headshot photographs, schedules, travel arrangements; newspaper clippings; reader's reports; royalty statements; and contracts. There are also audio cassettes and video cassettes of interviews and recordings of the work of some CSWS clients. Notable clients include: Earle Birney, Arthur Black, Harry Boyle, Adrienne Clarkson, Sorel Etrog, Don Harron, Lynn Johnston, Paul Kligman, Mavor Moore, Lister Sinclair, Harry Somers, Ben Wicks, and Chris Wiggins.

There are also general correspondence files, business records (including office diaries for the period, 1951-1965), manuscripts (from clients and unsolicited), and print materials (publishers' catalogues, anthologies of plays, newsletters, copies of labour agreements between the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and ACTRA, and clippings). There is a series of records related to CSWS Ltd. founder, Matie Molinaro, documenting her early life in New York and her work as a war correspondent during the Second World War. Also included is a series devoted to records related to Marshall McLuhan and his estate, long-time clients of CSWS Ltd, which includes correspondence, contracts, notes, drafts, clippings, offprints, photographs, and ephemera.

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd.

Drawings : la Bibbia di Borso d'Este, disegni dal vero a foglie ai vite ecc.

File consists of drawings, tracings, pamphlets, and clippings created or compiled by Luigi Nasato. Subject matter consists primarily of religious iconography and includes material related to work Nasato completed for St. John Bosco Church, Toronto, Our Lady of the Airways Church, Mississauga, and other locations.

Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura Treviso records and other material

File consists of: correspondence with the Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura Treviso and Trevisani del Mondo; a banner from the Commune di Istrana; Nasato's employment contract with De Montford Studio, Toronto; a letter from The Liturgical Conference, Washington, DC, regarding the exhibition of Nasato's work; and a letter to Nasato from former Canadian Secretary of State, John Roberts, congratulating Nasato on achieving Canadian Citizenship.

Biographical records

File consists of records pertaining to events and accomplishments in the life of Luigi Nasato. Includes: clippings from the "Golden Age Academy 'Artistic Calendar'"; biographies; records pertaining to work Nasato performed at St. John Bosco Church (a.ka. San Giovanni Bosco), Toronto; clippings from Trevisani nel Mondo; tracings; and photocopied images of mouldings designed by Nasato for Classic Mouldings, Inc. in Weston, Ontario.

Drawings

File consists of drawings, sketches, notes, and photocopies created or compiled by Luigi Nasato. Includes financial records pertaining to artistic commissions undertaken by Nasato.

Technical drawings and other material : Central Technical School

File consists of materials used or created by Luigi Nasato while studying Architecture and Building Construction at Central Technical School in Toronto, Ontario. Includes: industrial construction manuals published by the Canadian Wood Council; drawing tools, including protractors, rulers, and stencils; notes and technical and architectural drawings created by Luigi Nasato; a certificate awarded to Nasato by John Labbatt Ltd. on Citzenship Day, 14 May 1963; and a letter from the Department of the Provincial Secretary and Citizenship Division of Ontario awarding Nasato with a prize for his academic performance.

Disegni miei

File consists of paintings, drawings, sketches, and photocopies created by Luigi Nasato. Subject matter includes: Nasato's family members, religious iconography, abstract designs, studies for mosaics, and other material.

Drawings

File consists of drawings, tracings, photocopies, notes, and clippings created or compiled by Luigi Nasato. Subject matter consists primarily of religious iconography and includes preparatory drawings for Nasato's artistic work for St. John Bosco (a.k.a. S. Giovanni Bosco) Church in Toronto, ON.

Cristi risorti

File consists of drawings, sketches, tracings, notes and clippings created or compiled by Luigi Nasato. Subject matter is miscellaneous and includes preparatory drawings for work Nasato completed at St. Nicola Church and St. Claire Church in Toronto, ON.

Vol. 4°

Item is an album of photographs and postcards of artworks. Some photographs show religious works of art in Toronto, yet many were taken by Nasato while traveling in Europe. Most photographs are identified.

Vol. 4°

Item is an album of photographs and postcards of artworks. Some photographs show religious works of art in Toronto, yet many were taken by Nasato while traveling in Europe. Most photographs are identified.

Ceramica

File consists of drawings, sketches, paintings, tracings, photographs, photocopies, and notes created or compiled by Luigi Nasato. Includes: notes on a variety of artistic materials, techniques, and styles; drawings of miscellaneous subject matter; and photographs of members of Nasato's family.

Vol. 6

Item is an album of photographs and postcards of Canadian and European artworks. Subject matter consists primarily of religious iconography. Most photographs are identified.

San Pio

File consists of drawings, sketches,tracings, notes, and other material, primarily religious in nature, created or compiled by Luigi Nasato. Includes preliminary drawings for a commissioned representation of St. Pius.

Vol. 6

Item is an album of photographs and postcards of Canadian and European artworks. Subject matter consists primarily of religious iconography. Most photographs are identified.

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