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H. Roy Merrens fonds

  • F0356
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1999

The fonds consists of records accumulated by Roy Merrens as a result of his activities as a geographer, professor, and member of various associations, authorities, and boards. The records have been physically arranged by the creator by subject; the original order has been maintained. They include maps, correspondence, minutes and agenda of meetings, mailing lists, reports, drafts, notes, press releases, proposals, copies of legislation, affidavits, telegrams, statistical data tables, newspaper clippings, journal articles, photographs, slides and a postcard. Also included is a file containing articles and reports about the geography, landscape and architecture of York University.

Merrens, Roy

Toronto Telegram photographic prints

Series consists of approximately 466, 500 photographic prints created or accumulated by staff at the Toronto Telegram. The largest volume of prints are under the subjects "United States" (ca. 7.2 metres of prints), "Ships) (ca. 5 metres), "England" (ca. 4 metres) and "Canada" (ca. 3.6 metres). Certain subjects have been arranged outside the general subject organization of the prints such as "Personalities" (15 metres); "Personalities/politicians" (ca. 4 metres); "Armed forces personnel" (ca. 8 metres) largely of the World War II era, provably used in reports of missing/wounded/killed in action. As well, there are photographs of groups of servicemen, again largely World War II era. Finally, there is a group of photographs of personalities who were associated with the Toronto Telegram, predominantly from the period after Bassett bought the newspaper (post 1952). The series also includes many photographic images purchased from wire services for the purposes of illustrating national and international stories.

Toronto Telegram

Ellen C. Adams fonds

  • F0251
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1978

The fonds documents Ellen C. Adams' political activities at municipal level in the Toronto area for the period 1956-1975, including her involvement with the Avenue Bay Cottingham Ratepayers' Association and the Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations (CORRA). Records include subject files pertaining to the City of Toronto Council, the City of Toronto Planning Board, Toronto municipal elections, transportation and the waterfront, as well as meeting minutes, periodicals, books, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, a map and directory, reports, papers and briefs.

Adams, Ellen C., 1925-1982

Jim Galloway fonds

  • F0686
  • Fonds
  • 1907-2015

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the life and work of Canadian-Scottish Jazz musician and Toronto Jazz Festival founder, Jim Galloway. Records include those pertaining to his early life in Scotland, his work as a booking agent and radio host with CKFM, his administrative roles with the Toronto Jazz Festival, and his life as a performing saxophonist. In addition to the administrative contracts, correspondence, notes, travel records, gig and festival memorabilia, sheet music, and other records pertaining to Galloway's career, the fonds includes extensive audio recordings of Galloway's radio show, Toronto Alive, as well as various other recordings created or compiled by Galloway throughout his career.

Galloway, Jim, 1936-2014

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.

Albert Tucker fonds

  • F0604
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1989

Fonds consists of research notes and historical documents related to the creation of an official history of the John Labatt Brewing Company of Canada.

Tucker, Albert

Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP) collection

  • F0733
  • Collection
  • 1964-2016

Collection consists of records accumulated by the Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP) pertaining to the history and activities of Coptic immigrants in Canada.

Stop Spadina Save Our City Co-ordinating Committee fonds

  • F0417
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2005

The fonds consists of agendas of meetings of SSSOCCC, correspondence and reports of organizations that pre-dated Stop Spadina, records relating to Metropolitan Toronto Council, the City of Toronto Council and city departments, and the Province of Ontario, including correspondence with politicians, speeches, minutes of meetings, transportation studies of Toronto and other jurisdictions, and related material. There are financial records and receipts from Stop Spadina, briefs presented by it and others to the Metropolitan Toronto Council Transportation Committee and Executive Committee, reports on planning from city and metropolitan departments (Roads, Public Works, etc.), membership applications and membership lists of Stop Spadina, press releases and newspaper clippings, newsletters of Stop Spadina and community groups, brochures, leaflets and related paraphernalia from Stop Spadina. There are audio recordings of Stop Spadina meetings, interviews with news media, speeches and lectures, and of meetings of city and metropolitan councils. There is also a filmed statement by Jane Jacobs and Marshall McLuhan on Spadina titled, 'The burning would,' (1970).

Stop Spadina Save Our City Co-ordinating Committee

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.

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 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. Other material relates to Elliston's involvement in local, municipal, provincial, national and international organizations and committees involved in social issues related to women's rights, (particularly immigrant women, ethnic and cultural minorities, women of of colour and aboriginal women, issues of gender in urban communities, domestic violence, safety and accessibility), immigrant school children (particularly in the area of assessment, anti-racist, cultural interrelation, vocational training, and children's rights), adult learners (particularly in the areas of vocational training, anti-racist programming and policies for adult immigrant learners) and citizenship (in particular areas of multiculturalism, inter-cultural dialogue, tolerance, anti-Hate Group community efforts, political organization and celebration of diversity).

Elliston, Inez N., 1930-

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

Alissa York fonds

  • F0715
  • Fonds
  • 1994-2015

Fonds consists of drafts, manuscripts, notes, research material, edits, and character sketches created by Alissa York as part of her process creating her short story collection, Any Given Power (1999), and her novels: Mercy (2003), Effigy (2007), Fauna (2010), and The Naturalist (2016).

York, Alissa

Luigi Nasato fonds

  • F0675
  • Fonds
  • 1931-2015

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the personal and professional life of Italian-Canadian artist Luigi Nasato. These records, dating from 1931 to 2015, document Nasato’s early life and education in Istrana, Italy, as well as his emigration to first Argentina and then Toronto, Ontario. The records primarily pertain to Nasato’s artistic output and include several hundred drawings, sketches, paintings, and preliminary studies created over the course of his career, as well as a number of awards granted to Nasato on the basis of his artistic contributions. Many of the artistic works included in the fonds relate to projects completed in Toronto and environs, particularly to mosaic projects created by Nasato at a number of churches in the region. Fonds also includes notes on art history and artistic technique created by Nasato as both a student and professional artist, as well as miscellaneous textual and financial records pertaining to the practicalities of his artistic career. Also included in the fonds is an extensive collection of photographs and clippings, compiled by Nasato over the course of his life, most of which document works of art created by Nasato and others.

Nasato, Luigi, 1924-2014

Toronto Telegram photographic negatives

Series consists of approximately 833,500 photographic negatives, the majority of which are black and white 35mm.
The negatives are arranged by subject heading, although there are more subject headings here than in the print series, and tend to be local in nature. Negatives for photographs of personalities have been separated out of the main arrangement.

Toronto Telegram

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.

Arnold Hoffman fonds

  • F0705
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1956

Fonds consists of the records created and accumulated by Arnold Hoffman as a prospector and stockholder, relating to gold mining operations in Ontario, Quebec, and the Northwest Territories. Records relating to the gold mines at Wright-Rouyn, Arrowhead, and Thompson-Lundmark include: maps and sketches, photographs, geological studies, reports, and assay reports. Files also contain records pertaining to Stadacona Rouyn, Sunset Yellowknife, Junior Frood, Coniaurum, Algood, Pershon, Resenor, Michipicoten, Croydon Rouyn, and El Canada mines, including geological reports, and correspondence. Records related to Hoffman’s stocks and business operations as Secretary of Gold Operators (Canada) Ltd. include stockholder lists, securities lists, annual reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, cheques, and contracts.

Hoffman, Arnold

Music Gallery fonds

  • F0119
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1998

The fonds consists of audio recordings in various formats of performances held at The Music Gallery including performances by artists such as James Tenney, Lubomyr Melnyk, Nihilist Spasm Band, Morton Feldman, bp nichol and Casey Sokol, Roy Kiyooka, Gil Evans, Rob Frayne, Nexus, CEE, Ken Vandermark, Michael Brook, Derek Bailey and Ron Sexsmith as well as audio recordings of the CCMC's performances at The Music Gallery and the master recordings for numerous Music Gallery Editions recordings. It also contains office files consisting of financial statements, season reports, contract with performer, sales reports, grant applications, correspondence with outside organizations, programming proposals, publicity material including press releases, programs, media contact lists, clippings, photographs and other material related to the activities and the performances at The Music Gallery.

Music Gallery

Toronto Telegram personality prints

Series consists of a series of photographic prints, news clippings and printed illustrations of individuals whose likeness was published in the Toronto Telegram. This could include birth, death, marriage, graduation announcements, as well as individuals documented by the newspaper at local events, celebrations, and political, social and organizational activities. Individuals can be ordinary citizens, celebrities, politicians, criminals, socialites, scientists, military personnel, nurses and medical staff, social workers, members of fraternal organizations, clergy and religious, social activists, protesters and others.

Toronto Telegram

Toronto Telegram scrapbooks and clippings

Series consists of scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and printed materials. The scrapbooks are of three types. The fist is a collection of large scrapbooks, approximately 220 in total, that consists of copies of the Toronto Telegram and it's predecessor, The Evening Telegram. These scrapbooks are divided into several categories of material: "Advertising and promotion", "Circulation and Carriers", "Clubs", "Contests", "Events", "Daily and Weekly Features" (such as "schooner Days by C.H.J. Snider); "General Clippings", "News Features" (which include royal visits); "Outdoor Activities"; photo albums of high profile personalities such as royalty and politicians; "Sports", "Theatre and Opera", as wella s feature columns and programs run by the The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star.
The second group is a collection of scrapbooks and editorials and contests of the Telegram and its rivals, The Toronto Star and The Toronto Globe and Mail. The scrapbooks consists of Toronto Telegram editorians (1962-1967), Globe & Mail editorials (1961-1970) and Toronto Star editorials (1940-1968). There are also indexes to Star editorials, scrapbooks concerning the Star's Santa Claus Fund (1923-1960) and the Star's Fresh Air Fund.
Finally, there are two moderately sized collections of scrapbooks. The first consists of four books, covering the Toronto Transit Commission (1950-1970), and the second covers the canals of the St.Lawrence River (1910-1939).

The newspaper clippings are divided into two broad areas: Personalities, and Subjects. These consists of clippings from the Telegram arranged alphabetically by personality name, including such people as Winston Churchill, Henry Fort, Mitchell Hepburn, and Nellie McClung; and subjects, ranging from Abortion to Medicine and Australia to Japan. Both groups of files are complete only to the letter "M" (the remaining files do not appear to have been transferred to the archives).
The printed material consists of accompanying material removed from the files of photoprints from the 1987-001 accession. It contains information about the subjects of the photos they were separated from and are cross-referenced with those print files.

Toronto Telegram

William Kilbourn fonds

  • F0338
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1994

The fonds consists of William Kilbourn's records pertaining to his activities as scholar and researcher, and as alderman in the City of Toronto. The fonds includes his research and subject files, his City Hall files and personal files.

Kilbourn, William

Lynn Crosbie fonds

  • F0691
  • Fonds
  • [196-]-2016

Fonds consists of records documenting Lynn Crosbie’s work as a writer, journalist and teacher, including manuscripts, draft articles and poems, published copies of her articles and poems, correspondence, videocassettes, audio cassettes, photographs, notebooks, day planners, lecture notes, research materials, course materials and student assignments. Also included in the fonds are personal photographs, correspondence, ephemera, memorabilia, notebooks and sketchbooks.

Crosbie, Lynn, 1963-

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

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.

Householder

File consists of Donald S. Macdonald's reports to the electors of Rosedale, and photographs of Macdonald attending events in the riding.

Macdonald, Donald S., 1932-