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Archambeau-Thomas family collection

  • F0612
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1891]-2013, predominant 1967-2004

Fonds consists of biographical writing, genealogical documents, published and photocopied books, scrapbooks and mementos created, collected and accumulated by Gerald A. Archambeau from various sources,including genealogical information regarding his grandfather Herbert T. Thomas, a police officer in Jamaica who was also a naturalist, lecturer and explorer. Material relating to Herbert T. Thomas is photocopied and scanned pamphlets, online articles and newspaper articles of material originally published from 1881 to about 1927 and relates primarily to Thomas' campaign to eradicate the practice of obeha in Jamaica.

Archambeau, Gerald A., 1933-

Barbara Godard collection

  • F0656
  • Collection
  • ca. 2008

Collection consists of conference material, documentary film footage, and textual material related to the scholarship, legacy and cultural impact of Barbara Godard, donated to the archives by former students, colleagues, family members and friends.

Karpinski, Eva C.

Clara Thomas Archives collection

  • F0486
  • Collection
  • 1750-2021

Collection consists of small groups of documents and items acquired from a variety of sources that have enduring research value.

York University Archives and Special Collections

Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn collection

  • F0649
  • Collection
  • 1924-1998

Collection consists of promotional material, family documents, correspondence, news clippings, recordings of public lectures, television and radio appearances and newsletters created by or regarding Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn.

Mendelsohn, Dr. Robert S.

Edith Fowke collection

  • F0368
  • Collection
  • 1972-1979

The collection consists of the Ontario Folklore Archives which includes student essays and cassettes of folklore in Canada. Subjects discussed in the student essays include folk medicine, folklore from regions in Ontario and Canada (Oshawa, Ontario, Feversham, Ontario, Newfoundland), from cultural groups (Jews, Ukrainians, French Canadians), musical folklore, social folklore (children’s jokes, urban graffiti), and related topics. In addition, there are recordings on audio cassettes and audio reels of Scottish folk songs and customs, old-time fiddling, songs of the Scottish regiment and of other subjects.

Fowke, Edith, 1913-1996

Edward Snowden collection

  • F0413
  • Collection
  • 1914-1943

The collection consists of war diaries of the 2nd Field Company of Canadian Engineers (including Intelligence summaries and progress reports) for the period, 1915-1919, 1940-1941 (latter dates confined to Fort York, Toronto). In addition, there are regimental documents including list of regimental numbers, officers and men discharged (1915-1918), nominal rolls, transfer rolls, daily register, register of recruits (1930-1943), and company orders (1921-1925).

Snowden, Edward

Egypt Migrations: a Public Humanities Project collection

  • F0733
  • Collection
  • 1964-2021

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

Egypt Migrations: a Public Humanities Project

Home Made Visible collection

  • F0723
  • Collection
  • [195-], 1953-2008, 2019

Collection contains digital and analogue home movies submitted to and digitized by Home Made Visible, a nation-wide project by the Regent Park Film Festival. The project collected movies from visible minority families and Indigenous peoples in Canada. Footage consists of everyday life including children playing and family trips, and celebrations including birthdays and holidays.

Regent Park Film Festival

Isadora Duncan collection

  • F0194
  • Collection
  • 1917-1998

The collection consists of programmes, correspondence, articles and press clippings relating to the life and career of Isadora Duncan. Also included are research notes and interview transcripts used by Lillian Loewenthal in support of her book, The Search for Isadora Duncan (1993).

Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927

Jeniva Berger theatre programs collection

  • F0265
  • Collection
  • 1971-1983

The collection consists of programmes, playbills and notices of productions in Ontario (predominantly Toronto) theatres, 1971-1983, arranged alphabetically by the title of the production. Some of the companies and theatres represented include, Toronto Arts Productions, Stratford Theatre, Skylight Theatre, Toronto Workshop Productions, Toronto Free Theatre, Royal Alex Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Lime Light Dinner Theatre, Theatre in the Dell, Young People’s Theatre, Shaw Festival, and Theatre Passe Muraille.

Berger, Jeniva

Joyce Wieland collection

  • F0114
  • Collection
  • [192-?]-2004

The collection consists of materials related to Joyce Wieland acquired from various sources. Records include a small amount of correspondence; obituary notices and program for the Wieland funeral; press clippings and articles on the work of Joyce Wieland; photographs of Wieland, her friends and family; personal ephemera relating to Wieland; photographs taken at a drawing workshop led by Wieland in St. Michael's, Newfoundland; records and scripts pertaining to Wieland's film "The Far Shore" as well as notes by Wieland about the film; photographs used in the Jane Lind biography of Wieland; small works of art done by Wieland such as sketches, drawings and paintings.

Laura Rosenburg theatre programs collection

  • F0374
  • Collection
  • 1953-1985

Collection consists of playbills and theatre programs arranged int he following series: 1. Dance companies (including ballet); 2. Theatre and drama companies; 4. Musical performances (excluding concerts); 5. Souvenir programs; 6. Film programs; 7. Concerts.

Rosenburg, Laura

Margaret Laurence collection

  • F0350
  • Collection
  • 1945-1985, 1999

Collection was assembled from disparate sources by the York University Archives.

Mary Louise Bogart and John Edward Page collection

  • F0372
  • Collection
  • 1909-1982, predominant 1957-1973

The collection consists of material related to James Milner's career in the area of community planning law and includes a copy of the article written by Mary Louise Bogart and John Edward Page on Milner as well as correspondence relating to its publication. In addition, there is material on the Town Planning Institute of Canada (TPIC), predominantly materials of a historical nature. There are also several audio reels and cassettes of interviews with planners and members of the TPIC who were Milner's colleagues. Finally, there are some microfilm copies of studies done in the area of land conservation. Some of this material was removed from the Milner fonds during the time it was held by the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.

Bogart, Mary Louise, 1935-

Philip J. Jaffe collection

  • F0332
  • Collection
  • 1926-1929

The fonds consists of minutes of the Political Committee, the Central Executive Committee, and the Secretariat of the Workers' (Communist) Party of the United States, 1926-1929.

Jaffe, Philip J.

Robert Witmer collection

  • F0717
  • Collection
  • 1939-2009

Collection primarily consists of Witmer's audio-visual field recordings of interviews and musical performances, in addition to students' ethnomusicology research field recordings. His research files as an ethnomusicologist are also included and consist of lists, indexes, musical scores, notes, interview transcripts, programs, essays, newspaper clippings, song books, correspondence, and newsletters.

Witmer, Robert

Sheldon and Judy Godfrey collection

  • F0435
  • Collection
  • 1434-2003

Collection consists of published works including books, journals (articles excerpted from issues as well as runs of serials), Canadian and British government documents, almanacs, gazetteers, directories, newsletters, and newspapers that describe the social, economic, and legal factors influencing Jewish life in Canada (especially for the period prior to Confederation), the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. These works include bibliographies, biographies, commemorative publications, local histories and reproductions of primary documents that pertain to Jewish involvement in the trade of the British Empire, migration and settlement, professions such as medicine and education, and studies of the Jewish experience in Canadian and international communities from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Series S00251, Jewish manuscripts, contains original correspondence, financial and legal documents, and research notes by the Godfreys regarding Jewish families in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes that provides information regarding their involvement in economic, cultural and political affairs, including the fur trade. The series features 11 letters between John A. Macdonald and George Benjamin, who represented North Hastings as a Member of Parliament between 1856 and his retirement in 1863. Series S00252, Biographical research files, contains the research notes, correspondence, and copies of correspondence, abstracts of land titles and other instruments of ownership, property plans, and wills compiled by Sheldon and Judy Godfrey in preparation to write books on Canadian Jewish history and articles for the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography," as well as speeches to various historical and genealogical societies. The series was arranged by the Godfreys into sections using broad geographical areas (Upper Canada, Lower Canada, and the Maritimes), and then by the names of individuals and families. Series S00253 consists of unbound issues of 19th century newspapers, which contain advertisements and notices concerning Jewish businesses in various parts of Canada. Donation made in 2006 and 2007 expand the holdings for the books and archival series, and includes a wide range of British and Canadian documents that reflect the breadth of the Godfreys' collecting interests. The donation made in 2007 strengthened the collection's holdings of 18th and 19th-century newspapers from Canada (particularly Quebec, Montreal, and Toronto) and the United Kingdom, and added almanacs from New England.

Godfrey, Sheldon, 1938-

Women, social justice, and Canadian trade unions collection

  • F0494
  • Collection
  • 1973-2006

Collection consists of publications, policy statements, research reports, conference and educational documents, and newsletters accumulated by Professor Linda Briskin in the course of her research on women and equity in organized labour in Canada. The documents were published by or about local, provincial, and national organizations, including the Canadian Labour Congress, provincial federations of labour, Canadian and United Auto Workers, Canadian Air Line Employees' Association, Canada Employment Immigration Union, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, the Committee for Cleaners' Rights, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Metro Labour Council, Union of Provincial Government Employees, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, Public Service Alliance of Canada, United Steelworkers of Canada, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, and the Windsor Hospital Clerical Workers Union of Canada. The collection deals with equity in collective bargaining units, including issues of sisterhood and solidarity, education, human rights, anti-racism, aboriginal issues, affirmative action, violence against women, and the impact of technological change.

Briskin, Linda

Wyndham Lewis Collection

  • F0584
  • Collection
  • 1913-2003

Collection consists of archival material included in the Wyndham Lewis Collection. Consisting of batches of letters from Lewis' widow, Anne Wyndham Lewis (Froanna), news clippings on various aspects of Lewis' public activities (book reviews, criticism, artwork, obituaries), and promotional material relating to his publications (publishers' advertisements, inserts, and other ephemera).

Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957

York University Archives calendar collection

  • F0158
  • Collection
  • 1960-2000

This collection describes courses and stipulates requirements for attaining academic qualifications. The calendar collection documents admission requirements, academic expectations, and standards for the completion of degree requirements. The collection consists of course calendars, mini-calendars and handbooks issued by faculties and departments. The collection is extensive though incomplete.

York University Archives and Special Collections

York University Archives ephemera collection

  • F0168
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1960-1996]

The collection includes ephemera such as announcements of conferences, seminars, and exhibits; newsletters from various university offices and colleges; public reports; guides and handbooks; press releases; bulletins; posters; etc. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the office which created the ephemera.

York University Archives and Special Collections

York University Archives theatre programs collection

  • F0429
  • Collection
  • 1934-1994

The collection covers both performing arts and the cinema and is arranged in several series: 1. Dance companies; 2. Theatre and drama companies; 3. Cinema and film societies; 4. Musical performances; 5. Souvenir programs; 6. Film programs.

York University Archives and Special Collections

York University historical collection

  • F0450
  • Collection
  • 1885-2006, predominant 1970-2006

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, genealogical charts, family histories, newspaper clippings, publications and related material detailing the history of the site on which the Keele Street campus of York University now stands; correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to the search for the grave site of Peter Erlin Kaiser and a photocopy of his Last Will and Testament; a genealogy and a history of the Kaiser family of Ontario (1933); copies of articles on the Palatine settlements in York County and Upper Canada; a publication, 'An account of the Boynton family and the family seat of Burton Agnes,' (1914); material on the Smith family (Hoover relations), correspondence seeking information from descendants of the Hoover family with responses, Hoover genealogies and material on the Troyer family genealogy (Hoover descendants); biographical material on York pioneers, correspondence, archaeological reports, copies of campus and survey maps and of architectural renderings of the Hart, Hoover, and Stong buildings on the University campus; obituary notices for the last surviving member of the Stong family who lived on the property, a copy of a genealogy of the family and a photocopy of a history of the church that was located on the property (by T.E. Kaiser);a newspaper article concerning Hart House, a building on the York campus which was relocated there in the 1930s from King Township, material related to the 40th anniversary celebrations of York University in 1999 and the York University Faculty Association strike of 1997, as well as other material details of which are available in the finding aid. Accession 2009-019 includes an album of presentation photographs taken by Panda Associates showing Founders College, Steacie Science Library, the Farquharson Life Sciences Building, Burton Auditorium and the Central Utilities Building likely during the 1960s, as well as photographs and textual material regarding the dedication of the Scott Library on 30 October 1971.

York University Archives and Special Collections

York University photograph collection

  • F0091
  • Collection
  • 1904-1991

The University photographic collection consists of photographs of individuals, university officials, faculty, students, sports teams, personalities, and campus buildings, including Glendon Hall.

York University Archives and Special Collections