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George Papadatos fonds
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Correspondence and community organizing

File consists of handwritten and typed correspondence and other printed material created or received by George Papadatos in the course of his time in Toronto working as a journalist, political activist, music promoter, event organizer and manager of the Trojan Horse cafe.

Event flyers

File consists of two flyers advertising events hosted by George Papadatos in collaboration with the Greek Canadian History Project , drawing upon his archival holdings.

George Papadatos fonds

  • F0661
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2015, predominant 1967-1983

Fonds consists of photographs, news clippings, promotional material, posters, video recordings and documentation related to the political, social and cultural activities of George Papadatos, a Greek citizen who lived in exile in Toronto during the military junta of 1967-1974. Includes materials documenting the coffee house scene on the Danforth, 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. Also includes photographic material from Papadatos' later life in Greece, where he operated a antiquarian bookstore.

Papadatos, Giorgos

Handwritten notes

File consists of handwritten notes in Greek, identified as notes on the Greek Community of Toronto, Giannis Ritsos and Kostas Varnalis, a vote of solidarity with the Chilean people (from 1981) and a critique of the Greek community of Toronto (from 1980) .

Miscellaneous documentation

File consists of handwritten notes in Greek, ephemera, event posters, flyers, tickets, news clippings and other material related to Papadatos' political and cultural activities within the Greek community in Toronto. Includes tickets to events held at Greek coffee houses, an effort to create a union of Greek journalists in Toronto, speaking and concert events featuring Christos Leontis, Maria Farantouri, Los Companeros and others; theatre playbills, musical concert tickets, and adverts for political demonstrations and protests, sports events, Greek student organizations, visiting dignitaries, public meetings and other community events.

Papadatos recording

Consists of a short video recording of television programming and live performances taken by George Papadatos on half-inch video tape during his time living in Toronto.

Photo album

File consists of photo album containing news clippings and correspondence with politicians and community leaders around issues of immigration, refugee rights, particularly around Papadatos' work with Eastminster Community Services.

Photo album

File consists of photo album containing news clippings, photographs and ephemera documenting Papadatos' activities as a community organizer, activist, music promoter and manager of the Trojan Horse Cafe.

Photographic slides

Consists of collection of photographic slides documenting George Papadatos' activities as a journalist, scholar, student activist, political organizer, music promoter and performer in Toronto during the 1970s and 1980s.

Political ephemera

File consists of textual records, photostatic reproductions, photocopies, news clippings and scanned documents of political speeches, correspondence, political cartoons, protest flyers, petitions, political rallies, and other ephemera related to the Greek military dictatorship, Andreas Papandreou, the NDP, Greek political organizing in Canada, and local political organizations in Toronto. Includes some meeting minutes and by laws of the Committee for Restoration of Democracy in Greece as well as correspondence with the American Committee for Democracy and Freedom in Greece (New York City, NY). Also includes correspondence regarding a concert tour of North America by Mános Loïzos, and a menu for the Espirides coffee house (125 Danforth Avenue).

Scrapbook re. Trojan Horse Cafe

File consists of sleeved assortment of news clippings, photographs and ephemera documenting Papadatos' activities as owner of the Trojan Horse Cafe, located at 179 Danforth Avenue, including legal documents regarding the purchase, mortgage and sale of the property.

Video recording

Recording of a community meeting that appears to be a lecture or seminar on sociology.