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Pauline Elizabeth Rhind fonds

  • F0392
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1978, predominant 1971-1976

The fonds documents Pauline Elizabeth Rhind's activities with the Kakabeka Press as well as her activities as a writer and artist for the period 1945-1978.

Rhind, Pauline Elizabeth, 1923-

Paul Sullivan fonds

  • F0141
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1971

The fonds consists of correspondence to Paul Sullivan from family members, including 22 letters from cousin Vernon Sullivan written between 1911-1915 and describing the daily life, concerns, and opinions of a young man first as a farm worker, and then teacher, on the prairies immediately prior to enlisting to fight in World War I at the age of 16. There are also ca. 40 letters from brother Edgar Sullivan written between 1914-1943 describing the life of a homesteader who has moved to Saskatchewan to homestead and operate a business during difficult economic times. The fonds also includes diaries (1915-1971), municipal tax notices (1886-1961), personal correspondence, family wills, deeds and mortgages (from 1848), some business papers, 4 newspapers, a child's book, ca. 15 photographs and 3 business ledgers (1934-1950). The letters are arranged chronologically.

Sullivan, Paul, 1895-1971

Paul James Dwyer fonds

  • F0142
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2013

The fonds documents Paul James Dwyer's activities as a dancer, choreographer, and writer. Records consist mainly of correspondence and subject files relating to various dance companies such as Dance Oremus Danse and the Isadora Duncan School of Modern Dance. There is some documentation on grant applications. Also included are dance programmes, Dwyer's published articles and photographs of colleagues such as Jeanne Bresciani, Lori Belliveau, Nadia Chilkovsky, and Anita Zhan. There are video and audio recordings of interviews and dance performances. Accession 2007-059 includes correspondence with Madeleine Lytton regarding her dance career in the tradition of Isadora Duncan, correspondence and other documentation regarding the collections of books, photographs, and other material pertaining to Duncan owned by Leo and Lillian Loewenthal and Howard Holtzman, Ella Bobrow's book on Irina Odoevtseva, a program for the memorial dance performance for Hortense Kooluris, and promotional material for a wide variety of performers involved in dance, opera, and baroque music.

Dwyer, Paul James

Paul Hoffert fonds

  • F0471
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2003

Fonds consists of material that documents Hoffert's career as a composer, musician, author and arts administrator and includes musical scores from the 1950s to the 1990s, audio-visual recordings, administrative files, photographs, clipping and other memorabilia, copies of awards, diaries, e-mail correspondence, drafts of his books and other material.

Hoffert, Paul

Paul Herzberg fonds

  • F0235
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2008, 1966-2008 predominant

Fonds consists of material related to the professorial career of Paul Herzberg, including course files relating to undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and psychology and the Keller Plan statistics course. Fonds also includes material that documents other personal and professional activities, including textbook notes and drafts, diaries, personal correspondence and reference letters. Records have been arranged by the donor into the following series:

Herzberg, Paul A., 1936-

Paul Axelrod fonds

  • F0224
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2015

Fonds consists of records pertaining primarily to Paul Axelrod's academic writing and career as a university professor and administrator. These records include personal and professional correspondence, draft manuscripts and articles, academic papers, course materials, audio recordings, photographs and other research materials.

Axelrod, Paul Douglas.

Patricia Fleisher fonds

  • F0570
  • Fonds
  • [1933?]-[2009?], predominant 1972-2009

Fonds consists of textual and graphic materials, including business records, photographs, artwork and other material, created and accumulated by Patricia (Pat) Fleisher in her capacity as an artist, photographer, art critic, art show organizer, and magazine editor and publisher of "Art Magazine", "Artpost", "Artfocus", "City Art" and the "Artfocus Online Art Magazine". Also included in this fonds are records pertaining to Fleisher's role as a member and treasurer of AICA Canada, her creative and freelance writing, and her work as an independent art appraiser.

Fleisher, Patricia

Parkdale Community Legal Services fonds

  • F0378
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1981

The fonds documents the functioning and activities of Parkdale Community Legal Services for the period 1971-1981. It includes minutes of meetings, internal and external correspondence, financial records, annual reports, published material and other material.

Parkdale Community Legal Services

Otto Friedman fonds

  • F0308
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1978

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes and notebooks, index cards as well as a large volume of photocopied articles used by Otto Friedman in his teaching, research and writing activity. These include notes taken during his own education in England. In addition, there are typed lecture notes for courses he taught at York, as well as typescripts of articles and lectures by Friedman, and a typescript draft of his 'Masaryk's social philosophy and critique of Marxism,'. There are also course reading lists, some student materials (class lists, including some with student grades, student essays, and correspondence) and some correspondence and printed materials relating to York University, including calendars and handbooks. There is some material dating from Friedman's time as a management consultant in London, England, including studies of management styles in British firms. The posters are reproductions of paintings by masters (Picasso, Utrillo, etc.), that appear to have hung in his office.

Friedman, Otto

Osbert Sitwell fonds

  • F0409
  • Fonds
  • [1933]

The fonds consists of a carbon typescript of Sir Osbert Sitwell's 'Miracle on Sinai,' under the working title, 'The new commandments or, make up your minds' as well as revisions in handwritten form, and carbon typescript pages of re-written passages.

Sitwell, Osbert

Organizing Committee of York University fonds

  • F0074
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1959

Fonds contains minutes of the Organizing Committee for the period of 1957-1959 [incomplete].

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Organizing Committee of York University

Operation Lifeline fonds

  • F0369
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1985

The fonds documents the establishment of Operation Lifeline - Campaign to Save the Boat People and its activities for the period of 1978-1985.

Operation Lifeline

Onion fonds

  • F0367
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1973]-1984

The fonds consists of typescript, corrected drafts of articles, subscriber correspondence, and correspondence with the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Ombudsman's Office concerning a dispute that the editor of Onion, Stephen Mezei, had with the Arts Council (1977-1979).

Onion.

Oliver Edwin Hodges fonds

  • F0325
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1970

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, newspapers and newspaper clippings, photographs, publications and reports, relating to Oliver Edwin Hodges' union activities in Canada, as well as to the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.

Hodges, Oliver Edwin, 1915-1993

Obsidian Theatre Company fonds

  • F0555
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2014

Fonds consists of production material, organizational documents, correspondence, grant applications, budget reports, programs, posters, photographs, video recordings, as well as press coverage and reviews of theatre productions, community workshops, fund-raising concerts, public readings and other events organized and hosted by members of Obsidian Theatre Company's board of directors. Includes material from the following productions: The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (2001-2002), The Piano Lesson (2002-2003), Consecrated Ground (2003-2004), Two Can Play (2004-2005), Cast Iron (2004/2005), Born Ready/Pusha Man (2005-2006), The Monument (2005-2006), Hip Hop (Who Stole the Soul?) (2006-2007), The Polished Hoe (2006-2007), Born Ready (2007-2008), Intimate Apparel (2007-2008), Black Medea (2008-2009), Late (2008-2009), Intimate Apparel (2011), Ruined (2011), Caroline, or Change (2012), Topdog/Underdog (2011), Shakespeare's Nigga (2013), The Whipping Man (2013), The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (2013), dirty butterfly (2013), Nightmare Dream (2014).

Obsidian Theatre Company

O.R. Lundell fonds

  • F0182
  • Fonds
  • [1960]-1995

The fonds documents O.R. Lundell's activities as a professor and university administrator. Records consist of correspondence, course notes, evaluations and advising material. Also included are reports, minutes and background material relating to the design requirements of the Chemistry department within the new Chemistry and Computer Science Building, the Canadian Institute for Research in Atmospheric Chemistry and the Science Olympics.

Lundell, O.R.

Northern journey fonds

  • F0365
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1976

The fonds consists of general correspondence, editorial correspondence, financial documents, manuscripts, publicity and related material of the magazine "Northern journey" for the period 1971-1976.

Northern journey

Norman Penner fonds

  • F0379
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1984, predominant 1930-1960

The fonds mainly documents Norman Penner's research activities on the history of the Canadian Left.

Penner, Norman

Noelle Boughton fonds

  • F0636
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2010, predominant 2003-2005

Fonds consists of Boughton's research and project files pertaining to her book 'Margaret Laurence : a gift of grace ; a spiritual biography' published in 2006. Records include audio recordings of interviews, transcripts, archival research notes, a final draft, publisher correspondence, congratulatory notes, tour information, clippings, and reviews.

Boughton, Noelle

New Play Society fonds

  • F0364
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1945

The fonds consists of playbills and programmes for productions of the New Play Society, including 'Spring thaw,' and its predecessor body, the Village Players.

New Play Society

Nat Taylor fonds

  • F0183
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1999

Fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, contracts, financial records, reports, photographs, video cassettes and sound recordings that document Taylor's career as a film and theatre executive.

Taylor, Nathan A., 1906-

Naomi Black fonds

  • F0576
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2006

Fonds consists primarily of Black's records pertaining to her publications about Virginia Woolf, including "Three guineas" as edited by Black, and "Virginia Woolf as feminist" (including research notes, correspondence, drafts, proofs, and jacket art), and correspondence with Quentin Bell (Woolf's nephew and biographer). Also included are miscellaneous course material, book reviews written by Black, York University's Office of the Status of Women material including a run of "The Second Decade", publication lists created by Black, documents regarding the establishment of the Women's Studies programmes at York, and the enhancement of the Nellie Langford Rowell Library at York.

Black, Naomi

Nancy Pocock fonds

  • F0171
  • Fonds
  • 1857, 1891-1998

Fonds contains correspondence relating to Nancy Pocock's career as a refugee worker, peace activist and jeweler as well as material relating to the Pocock family, to her personal life and publications and pamphlets collected by Pocock over the course of her career. While there was no discernable order overriding the entire fonds, a filing system was maintained for parts of certain series.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Pocock, Nancy, 1910-1998

Nancy Barbara Fleming fonds

  • F0537
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1953-2006

Fonds consists of: correspondence with Richard Outram and Barbara Howard; Christmas and St. Valentine's Day cards published by The Gauntlet Press; unpublished poetry by Outram; wood engravings by Howard, as well as programs for her exhibits and articles about her work; seven silkscreen prints created by Ronald King and numbered, titled and signed by the artist; and "Alphabet 1," a papercut alphabet designed and cut by Ronald King on hand-made paper and published by Circle Press.

Fleming, Nancy Barbara, 1931-2008

NDWT Theatre Company

  • F0201
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1978, predominant 1977

Fonds consists of manuscript drafts and production photographs of the 1976 production of James Reaney's "The Dismissal" by the NDWT Theatre Company at the Hart House Theatre, as directed by Keith Turnbull and co-directed by Lester Kohalmi. The play is based on the 1896 student strike at the University of Toronto.

Kohalmi, Lester

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

Murray George Ross fonds

  • F0398
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1992

The fonds consists of personal records of Murray Ross as well as records pertaining to his career as a scholar and professor. It also includes records pertaining to his involvement into various charitable and corporate boards and bodies.

Ross, Murray G.

Mountain Fund fonds

  • F0121
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1994

Fonds consists of records of the Mountain Fund pertaining to its activities, helping Vietnamese refugees in coming to Hamilton, Ontario. The fonds includes minutes of the Board of Directors, correspondence, financial records, publications and photographic materials.

Mountain Fund (Hamilton, Ont.)

Morris Katz fonds

  • F0335
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-1985, predominant 1947-1979

The fonds documents Morris Katz activities related to environmental issues as a consultant for various organizations, as a researcher, author and editor. It also documents his teaching activities.

Katz, Morris

Montarville Boucher de la Bruere fonds

  • F0268
  • Fonds
  • 1911

Fonds consists of a single letter from Frederick Debartzch Monk, Conservative Party member of the House of Commons and Minister of Public Works in the Borden government to Boucher de la Bruere on political questions of the day (1911).

Monk, F.D. (Frederick Debartzch), 1856-1914

Mildred Bakan fonds

  • F0229
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2000, 1945-1995 predominant

Fonds consists of the professorial records of Bakan's professorial work and academic research, including drafts of manuscripts, completed writings, correspondence, notes lecture, notes and other teaching files. Records also relate to her and her husband's involvement with inner-city Black youth and their draft dodging in the 1960s.

Bakan, Mildred

Michael Posluns fonds

  • F0382
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1985

The fonds consists of briefs, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, reports, research notes, and related material of Michael Posluns. There is also a run of 'Akwasasne notes,' (1969-1976) [newspaper], audio reels, and video cassettes, which include interviews with First Nations elders, politicians, artists, community activists, as well as interviews conducted for broadcast on radio (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and National Public Radio in the United States), Native music and tapes relating to Native folklore.

Posluns, Michael, 1941-2019

Michael Mandel fonds

  • F0663
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2013

Fonds consists of records documenting the work and activities of Michael Mandel in his roles as a professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School, as a writer and lawyer, and as a political activist. These records include draft articles and academic papers, course materials and lecture notes, correspondence, memoranda, research files, newspaper and magazine clippings, posters and event notices.

Mandel, Michael, 1948-2013

Michael H. Kater fonds

  • F0456
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1961]-1999

The fonds mainly consists of research files, photocopies and microfilm reels of archival documents from American and European archives related to Michael Hans Kater's work on Nazi Germany including publications such as his dissertation SS-Ahnenerbe, and books Doctors Under Hitler and Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany; professorial files (such as lecture notes and course evaluations).

Michael Davey fonds

  • F0724
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2017, predominant 1990-2010

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Michael Davey's work as an artist and professor at York University. Included are course descriptions; exhibition catalogues and invitations; donation agreements; portfolios of drawings, photographs, and paintings; and sculptures of 9 hockey blades and a granite puck sandblasted with the image of Maurice Richard's and Gordie Howe's eye and elbow.

Davey, Michael

Michael A. Gilbert fonds

  • F0706
  • Fonds
  • [196-?]-2014

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the work and activities of Michael A. Gilbert. These records document Gilbert’s work as a professor of philosophy and administrator at York University, as a writer and lecturer in the areas of argumentation theory and transgender theory, and as a writer of literary fiction. Records in this fonds include correspondence and day planners, academic papers and articles, draft manuscripts and screenplays, notes, course materials and lecture notes, photographs, and conference materials.

Gilbert, Michael A.

Merle Shain fonds

  • F0406
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1988

The fonds partially documents Merle Shain's activities as an author as well as her personal life.

Shain, Merle

Memorial Society Association of Canada fonds

  • F0355
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1992

The fonds documents the activities of the Memorial Society Association of Canada for the promotion of dignity and simplicity in funeral rites for the period 1969-1992. It includes constitution records, minutes of meetings, correspondence and other papers, printed material and financial records.

Memorial Society Association of Canada.

Maurice Elliott fonds

  • F0238
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2005

The fonds consists of citations given by Dr. Elliott as University Orator and includes biographical information, correspondence, programmes, and drafts created or used for writing the citations. Fonds includes correspondence, mission statement samples, and supporting reference information documenting Dr. Elliott's role in developing York University's Mission Statement.

Elliott, Maurice Slater, 1937-2016

Maurice Duplessis fonds

  • F0303
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1959

The fonds consists of correspondence and papers (1928-1959), arranged chronologically, receipts for monies received from Maurice Duplessis and others, including receipts from organizations, associations and student awards. There are also the proceedings of the meetings of the Public Accounts Committee Inquiry (1936), through which Duplessis exposed the corruption of the Liberal government of the day. The fonds also contains scrapbooks of newspaper clippings relating to political and social developments in Quebec (1929-1949) with concentration on the period, 1934-1936, as well as newspaper clippings relating to the death and funeral of Duplessis. In addition, there is correspondence with and/or concerning several prominent Quebecois including Daniel Johnson, Thibaudeau Rinfret, Msgr. Ferdinand Vandry, Georges Vanier, and companies located in the province (Dominion Textiles, Noranda Mines), and related subjects.

Duplessis, Maurice

Mary Reid fonds

  • F0187
  • Fonds
  • 1998

Fonds consists of a transcript of an interview conducted by Mary Reid with the artist Graham Coughtry which is prefaced by an introductory essay and a chronology of Coughtry's life. This "artist profile" was prepared for Professor Joyce Zemans as part of one of her art history courses.

Reid, Mary

Mary Jane Warner fonds

  • F0574
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2006

Fonds consists of dance notations recorded using Labanotation or Kinetography Laban, created or acquired by Mary Jane Warner and used in her work as a professor of dance. The notations take the form of manuscript symbols hand-drawn by Warner while a student at Ohio State University (including Labanotation for her dissertation), photocopies of works produced by other notators, and printed works published by the Dance Notation Bureau and the Royal Academy of Dancing. The notations are grouped according to elementary, intermediate, and advanced readings, with titles that often include the name of the choreographer and, in some cases, the notator. The works of Doris Humphrey, Ray Cook, Anthony Tudor, George Balanchine, Muriel Topaz, and Ann Hutchinson Guest figure prominently among the notations. The fonds also includes Warner’s lecture notes on the history of dance notation and Labanotation, material on teaching dance, notes for a lecture on E.A. Theleur’s "Letters on dancing : reducing this elegent and healthful exercise to easy scientific principles" (London, 1831), and programs and proceedings from various international conferences on Labanotation and Kinetography Laban.

Warner, Mary Jane

Mary F. Williamson fonds

  • F0098
  • Fonds
  • 1851-2004, predominant 1965-2004

The fonds consists of material which documents Williamson's career as a fine arts bibliographer, librarian and instructor along with associated professional and scholarly activities. It includes correspondence and reports prepared for collection acquisitions (e.g. Germain Bazin library, archives and postcard collection), other library initiatives, interactions with various library departments, and departments in the Faculty of Fine Arts including visual arts, dance, and theatre; material related to her work on YUFA, PLAYU (Professional Librarians Association of York University), the Librarians' Group, and other York University and library committees; exhibition catalogues, monographs, articles and conference presentations authored by Williamson; and research materials, grant files and teaching files.
The fonds also includes a collection of letters and photographs that Williamson sent home during her stay at various summer camps between 1940 and 1951, material related to the Moore Park Ratepayers' Association, and a collection that Williamson acquired consisting of 63 photocopied letters from literary and artistic figures in Canada such as Susanna Moodie and George Munro Grant, addressed to Louisa Murray (1818-1894), literary critic and writer on feminist issues.

Williamson, Mary F., 1933-

Martin family fonds

  • F0107
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1912

Fonds consists of correspondence of Emma Martin Sullivan, Adelaide Township, Ontario, and includes letters from her sister in Kansas, her brother, Neal, in Saskatchewan, and her aunt, Elizabeth Munson, in Maple Grove, Ontario.

Sullivan, Emma Martin

Marshall Golden fonds

  • F0607
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2011, predominant 1981-1990

Fonds consists of film elements and finished products of three documentary films by Marshall Golden (1962-2010), completed while a Film Studies student at York University. Also inculdes photographs of Marshall as a university student and young man.

Golden, Marshall, 1962-2010

Mariposa Folk Foundation fonds

  • F0511
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2015, predominant 1984-2017

Fonds consists of the organizational records of the Mariposa Folk Foundation Inc., the volunteer organization established to manage and operate the Mariposa Folk Festival. Also includes donations of material from early organizers of the Mariposa Folk Festival prior to the incorporation of the Mariposa Folk Foundation.

Mariposa Folk Foundation

Marion Andre fonds

  • F0177
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1995

The fonds mainly consists of manuscript and typescript copies of Marion Andre's work either published or produced, including 'The Scorn of Fate', 'The Spanish Civil War', 'The Value of Fifty', 'Fate of a Poet', 'The Gates', 'The Snob', 'The Eagle', 'The Sand', 'Soldat Hans Stumpf', 'The Invented Lover', 'Captive of Yesteryear', 'Verdict of Fate', 'Skinny Dip of an Aging Professor', 'Maria B.', 'The Battered Man', and 'A Road to Freedom'. In additon there are notes, drafts, correspondence and other supporting documentation for some of the works. Also includes articles, essays and correspondence about Andre and Theatre Plus, reviews of Theatre Plus productions, mounted and/or framed theatre posters of plays that were produced at the Saidye Bronfman Centre and Theatre Plus, certificates of awards received by Andre and a 3-D model of his work as playwright. Accession 2008-036 consists of programmes, scripts, reviews, and photographs for theatrical works produced and directed by Andre, as well as written by Andre and several other playwrights.

Marion, Andre

Marilyn Silverman fonds

  • F0672
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1979

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Marilyn Silverman pertaining to her field research in socio-cultural anthropology. The records in this fonds document in particular her research in Guyana for her MA thesis (1966) and her PhD thesis (1969-1970), as well as a research project on banana production in Ecuador (1978). These records include correspondence, field notes and reports, questionnaires, card indices, interview notes and transcripts, government reports and statistics, police reports, data and work sheets, audio recordings, photographs and maps.

Silverman, Marilyn

Margaret Norquay fonds

  • F0176
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2007, 2014, predominant 1943-2007

The fonds consists of Margaret Norquay's records pertaining to her graduate studies, her work with the Open College project, and to her community involvement with several committees and organizations, as well as personal files related to her family. The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Norquay, Margaret.

Margaret Laurence fonds

  • F0341
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1987

The fonds consists of Margaret Laurence's records pertaining to her activities as a writer and to her personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, financial records, manuscripts, printed material, personal files, graphic materials, sound recordings and moving image records.

Laurence, Margaret, 1926-1987

Margaret Clarkson fonds

  • F0434
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1973

Fonds consists of a collection containing manuscripts, typescripts and printed copies of poems by Margaret Avison; correspondence between Margaret Avison and Margaret Clarkson; and periodicals containing works of or about Margaret Avison.

Clarkson, Margaret

Margaret Beare fonds

  • F0135
  • Fonds
  • 1994-1996

Fonds consists of the records relating to the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston (Arbour Commission)(1996), including background papers, research papers, testimony, and the final printed report that studied the operations and management of the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario, and the incidents that occurred there starting 22 April 1994.

Beare, Margaret E.

Margaret Avison fonds

  • F0259
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1983

The fonds mainly documents Margaret Avison's work as a poet and writer and includes manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, printed material, music scores and photographs.

Avison, Margaret, 1918-2007

Marc Stein fonds

  • F0664
  • Fonds
  • 2004-2009

Fonds consists of records created by Marc Stein in the course of his activities as a teacher and administrator, including a draft history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer activities at York University from the 1960s to 1979, articles clipped from the student newspaper, Excalibur, concerning police harassment, women’s liberation and homophiles, student and media attitudes toward gays, and campus housing, and newsletters of the York University Homophile Association, 1970-1971, that were given to Stein when he was appointed Sexuality Studies Coordinator; records of the Sexuality Studies Committee pertaining to support for the program proposal, governance of the program, status of courses, proposal for certificate and minor programs, course enrolment, course instruction and designations, special events such as lectures and film nights, development of a course rubric, supplemental calendars for 2006-2010, minutes of Council meetings, a bibliography of faculty publications and productions, printed email correspondence, course proposal forms, award proposal forms for student academic performance, student lists, statements of revenue and expenses, the proposal to develop an option to major in Sexuality Studies; and course syllabi.

Stein, Marc

Marc Egnal fonds

  • F0304
  • Fonds
  • 1987

Fonds consists of a typescript of Marc Egnal's "A mighty empire: the origins of the American Revolution," which was published in 1988. It includes a set of lists and tabulations of pre-revolutionary 'factions'.

Egnal, Marc, 1943-

Major Addison Alexander Mackenzie fonds

  • F0347
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1969

The fonds consists of Major Addison Alexander Mackenzie's records pertaining to his social and political activities.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Correspondence
Subject files
Lists of voters
Printed material
Photographs

Mackenzie, Addison Alexander, 1885-1970.

Madeleine Boss Lasserre fonds

  • F0674
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1998, predominant 1925-1977

Fonds illustrates Madeleine Boss Lasserre’s career and interests as a music educator of children and adults in Toronto, Ontario. Most of the material was created between 1925 and 1977, while Lasserre was actively employed with the Margaret Eaton School and the Toronto Conservatory of Music. A small subset of the records were created outside of this time span. Records include: Dalcroze teaching and demonstration notes and diagrams; correspondence with colleagues and students; material pertaining to general early childhood education; and material related to the administration and promotion of courses in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Fonds contains notes and notebooks, pamphlets, programmes, correspondence, clippings and scrapbooks, as well as photographs of Lasserre and other members of the Dalcroze and music communities.

Lasserre, Madeleine Boss, 1901-1998

M.G. Vassanji fonds

  • F0485
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2012

Fonds consists of research material, notes, drafts, edited manuscripts, and proof pages for M.G. Vassanji's novels, collections of short stories, and non-fiction; scripts for an unfinished television project, "The Abdullah quartet"; unpublished drafts of poems and fragments of stories; research material on politics, religion, violence, and society in India from historical and contemporary perspectives, and arrangements for Vassanji's visits to India; drafts of his articles for Maclean's on social unrest in Africa; and drafts of his lectures on writing, cultural identities, and diversity given in Canada and Great Britain. The fonds includes correspondence with publishers, copies of articles related to his work, publicity material related to his writing and to awards, and correspondence regarding his work as a teacher of writing. The fonds also contains material regarding his academic and professional activities as a nuclear physicist including course outlines, notes, essays, and offprints of articles authored or co-authored by Vassanji.

Vassanji, M.G.

Lynn Gehl fonds

  • F0648
  • Fonds
  • [186-]-2015, predominant 1990-2014

Fonds consists of textual materials, published articles, blog posts, correspondence, genealogical records, photographic material and personal items created or accumulated by Lynn Gehl in the process of her work as an academic, scholar and community activist.

Gehl, Lynn

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-

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

Louis Applebaum fonds

  • F0254
  • Fonds
  • 1931-2000

Fonds contains records include scripts, scores, correspondence and papers, reports, photographs, films, lectures, and interviews documents Applebaum's activities as a composer, conductor, and arts administrator.

Applebaum, Louis

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

Lionel Siegel fonds

  • F0407
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1988

The fonds consist of television and film scripts in which Lionel Siegel played a part, either as script writer, author of the story on which the script was based, or in some production capacity. There are also scripts of productions by others which Siegel has collected, some because he was writing scripts for subsequent episodes of the program. The scripts are arranged alphabetically by title and include, 'Ben Casey', 'From here to eternity,' (1979) on which Siegel worked with several others, 'The last westerner,' with a screenplay by Jack Elam and Siegel, several episodes of 'Peyton Place,' 'Rawhide,' (including script for "Corporal Dasovik," for which Siegel was awarded 'Best western TV drama of the year, 1964,) 'Then came Bronson, (1969), episodes of 'The Waltons,' (1972), 'The bold ones,' 'Hoover versus the Kennedys the second civil war,' (1987) and others. There are also story outlines for possible productions, including movies-of-the-week on American network television.

Siegel, Lionel

Linda Pyke fonds

  • F0386
  • Fonds
  • [1978?]

The fonds consists of typescripts, some with corrections, of Linda Pyke's poetry, including 'Prisoner,' 'Sara,' 'Women in rooms' and others.

Pyke, Linda

Libby Scheier fonds

  • F0130
  • Fonds
  • 1924, 1948-2001

Fonds consists of records documenting Libby Scheier's personal life, her work as a writer and as a teacher, her involvement with political organizations and with the Writers' Union of Canada. These records include correspondence, draft poems and other writing, draft manuscripts and proofs for her published works, teaching files, publications, newspaper clippings, personal ephemera and memorabilia, childhood diaries and high school notebooks, college papers and lecture notes from Sarah Lawrence College, copies of published articles and other writing by Scheier, pins, and graphic materials including posters, photographs and paintings.

Scheier, Libby

Leonard White fonds

  • F0123
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1995

Fonds consists of letters from Herbert Whittaker to Leonard White and his wife, Margaret.

White, Leonard

Leo Panitch fonds

  • F0164
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1997

Fonds consists of material which documents Panitch's long standing interest in British and Canadian labour history including notes, drafts and other material related to his PhD thesis "UK Labour and Incomes Policy" and to his books "The Assault on Trade Union Freedoms: From Consent to Coercion" and "The End of Parliamentary Socialism". It also includes research files related to the British Labour Party, new labour left, the Canadian State, political economy and political power, labour in Canada and coporatism.

Panitch, Leo, 1945-

Lennox family fonds

  • F0549
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1997, 2018, predominant 1939-1946

Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, diaries, a scrapbook, college yearbooks and transcriptions of oral interviews created and accumulated by members of the Lennox family including husband and wife Fannie Jane Evangeline Watt and William James Wilfred Lennox, and their children William, John Watt Lennox and Elizabeth Lennox Locke.

The majority of archival material relates to John Watt Lennox (1920-1943), who was killed in action in WWII. Correspondence is accompanied by detailed inventory and contextual information compiled by Elizabeth Lennox Locke and her nephew Dr. John Lennox.

Lennox (family)

Lee Lorch fonds

  • F0524
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2007, 1950-1995 predominant

Fonds consists of Professor Lorch's professorial and personal papers as a mathematician, academic, civil rights activist and humanitarian. Records document his life in all these spheres and include the following: correspondence from family, friends, academic colleagues and fellow activists; records of his legal battles at various colleges and universities in the defence of civil rights and academic freedom including challenges from the House Committee on Un-American Activities; records that document his and his wife's activism in landmark American events such as the integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1954, and the fight for equal rights for blacks in housing in US cities; professorial records and his work as a respected mathematician and scholar; and related books, journals and pamphlets accumulated by him during his decades of work in these areas. Records have been arranged by the archivist into the following series.

Lorch, Lee

Lauretta Thistle fonds

  • F0430
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1982

The fonds documents Lauretta Thistle's activities as a journalist and dance reviewer for the period, 1961-1982.

Thistle, Lauretta, 1917-

Laurence Hutchman fonds

  • F0565
  • Fonds
  • 1901-2014

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the writing and literary activities of poet Laurence Hutchman. These records, which include poetry drafts and manuscripts, notebooks, research materials, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs and audio cassettes, document Hutchman’s work as a poet, editor, interviewer and professor of English.

Hutchman, Laurence

Latin American Working Group (LAWG) fonds

  • F0463
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1964]-1994

The fonds consists of meeting minutes, quarterly and annual reports, financial records, fundraising files, correspondence files (including with social activists in Canada and in other countries), documentation of advocacy work (including with trade unions, churches and religious groups, and other non-government organizations (NGOs)), oral histories and interviews, newsletters, slide presentations, press releases, brochures, research material such as news clippings and reports (including research on Canadian corporations), publications and reference library materials related to the activities of the Latin American Working Group.

Latin American Working Group

Larry Weinstein fonds

  • F0668
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1907]-2014, predominant 1972-2014

Fonds consists of research files, correspondence, scripts, production notes, budgetary material, promotional campaigns, awards, posters and assorted film, music, photographic and graphic material related to Larry Weinstein's creative process as a writer, documentary film director, and producer.

Weinstein, Larry

Larry Grossman fonds

  • F0676
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1997, predominant 1951-1997

Fonds consists of professional and personal records created and accumulated by Lawrence ‘Larry’ Grossman as Member of Provincial Parliament for the Toronto riding of St. Andrew-St. Patrick (1975-1987), leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (1985-1987), and his career activities following his exit from political office. Includes: correspondence; meeting minutes; research notes; briefing notes; reports; subject and clippings files; campaign materials and schedules; speeches; portraits and event photographs; audiovisual recordings of his television and radio appearances and interviews.

The records in this fonds document his contribution and involvement in the “Big Blue Machine” of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, the numerous Cabinet portfolios he held in the governments of Premier William ‘Bill’ Davis, his two campaigns for leader of the Party, and the end of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario’s forty-two years in government (1943-1985) and the adjustment of the Party’s new role as Official Opposition.

The fonds also includes materials belonging to his father, Allan Grossman, kept by Larry following his father’s death in 1991.

Fonds contains the following series:
S00698: Political files
S00699: Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario files
S00700: Personal files
S00701: Allan Grossman materials
S00702: Audiovisual materials

Grossman, Larry

Lady Victoria Alexandrina Maria Louisa Welby fonds

  • F0443
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1912

The fonds consists of Lady Welby's correspondence, research and reference notes, publications, poetry, newspaper clippings, and printed material. It also includes of galley proofs of Francis Galton's papers on eugenics.

Welby, Victoria, Lady, 1837-1912

Kurt Czasch fonds

  • F0300
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1945

The photographs document the life of a German soldier during World War II. They include portraits of Kurt Czasch and members of the German Army, civilians (possibly relatives?), photographs of environments where he was stationed, movement of troops and material, photographs of dead soldiers, prison camps, military life and related themes. The photographs are of the 'snapshot' variety.

Czasch, Kurt (d. 1971)

Kennetha McArthur fonds

  • F0143
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1997

Fonds consists of administrative files relating to the activities of DanceSpace and includes correspondence, posters, photographs, and various published materials relating to dance.

O'Heany, Kennatha Rose

Keith Ross Leckie fonds

  • F0188
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2013, predominant 1994-2012

Fonds consists of material which documents Leckie's career as a writer and director and includes personal and professional correspondence, notes, drafts and outlines of scripts, production files, research files, press clippings, photographs and publicity material of many of the productions that he worked on including related audiovisual material.

Leckie, Keith Ross, 1952-

Kathryn Koenig fonds

  • F0105
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1975

Fonds consists of Kathryn Koenig's records pertaining to her involvement in the first Advising Centre in the Faculty of Arts, York University, and includes memos, drafts, and discussions about an advising centre; promotional material; anniversary books by York University.

Koenig, Kathryn Krik

Karen Connelly fonds

  • F0498
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2013

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the personal and professional activities of Karen Connelly. These records include manuscripts, in various states of development, for Connelly’s published writing, particularly her books "One room in a castle" (1995), "The border surrounds us" (2000), “The lizard cage” (2005), and “Burmese lessons” (2009), as well as draft poems and stories. Journals from Connelly’s travels through Asia in the mid-to-late 1990s are also part of the fonds , as are personal journals kept between 1984 and 2011, correspondence sent and received, travel and personal photographs, literary memorabilia, and notes for Connelly’s speaking engagements and lectures.

Connelly, Karen, 1969-

Joyce Wieland fonds

  • F0445
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1999, predominant 1973-1992

Fonds consists of material which documents Joyce Wieland's career as an artist and filmmaker.

Wieland, Joyce, 1930-1998

Joseph Starobin fonds

  • F0416
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1975

The fonds consists of research materials of Joseph Starobin on American radicalism and European socialism and includes several newspapers from France, Italy and North America, as well as off-prints, typescripts and photocopies of articles by colleagues and writers on the left (Harrington, Marcuse, Earl Bowder). It also includes some holograph notes of lectures attended by Starobin in 1963 in New York (classes in his graduate studies at Columbia?), and correspondence and photocopies of chapters of a thesis from a doctoral committee at York University on which he sat (1975).

Starobin, Joseph Robert

Joseph O. Goodman fonds

  • F0313
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1981

The fonds consists of records of Joseph O. Goodman.

Goodman, Joseph O. (Joseph Oscar), 1912-1982

Jonathan Lynn fonds

  • F0526
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1995

Fonds consists of videotaped performances of a wide variety of folk musicians at the Mariposa Folk Festival and other venues for broadcast on Rogers' "Highway 10" cable television show, as well as some videocassettes provided by the Mariposa Folk Festival for promotional purposes

Lynn, Jonathan

John Warkentin fonds

  • F0184
  • Fonds
  • [194-?], 1951-2011

Fonds consists of research notes, lectures notes, teaching material and an extensive collection of photographic slides used for research and teaching created or accumulated by John Warkentin.

Warkentin, John, 1928-

John Tupper Saywell fonds

  • F0402
  • Fonds
  • 1812-2011, predominant 1961-1991

The fonds documents John Tupper Saywell' university career as well as his research activities in the field of the Canadian political history. The fonds consists of his professorial files, 1969-1979; sound recordings and transcripts, 1935-1961; his photograph collection; research files, [198-]; and political cartoons, [183-]-1993.

John Tupper Saywell

John R. Seeley fonds

  • F0405
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1971, predominant 1960-1963

The fonds consists of correspondence of John R. Seeley, materials related to several York University committees (On Undergraduate Studies, President's Advisory, Campus Planning, Curriculum, Social Science Curriculum, Senior Staff Recruitment), departments (Sociology, Atkinson College, Psychology) and bodies (Senate, Faculty Council, Senior Common Room), as well as material on individual faculty members. There is also material relating to the Ford Foundation, which provided funding to the university in its infancy, correspondence and reports for President Murray Ross, as well as documentation of the dispute of 1962-1963 at York University.

Seeley, J. R. (John Ronald), 1913-2007

John N. Smith fonds

  • F0096
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2008

The fonds consists of material related to John Smith's personal life and to his professional career as a writer, producer and director. It includes screenplays, draft notes for works in progress, shot lists, story boards, call lists and shooting schedules, casting and contact lists, correspondence, research files, press clippings, financial records, and selected printing elements for 16mm and 35mm productions, rough assemblies, rushes and outs on VHS and Beta videocassettes and DVDs.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

Smith, John Newton, 1943-.

John Moss fonds

  • F0645
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2012, 1971-1988 predominant

Fonds consists of correspondence between Moss and numerous Canadian literary figures including Margaret Atwood, George Bowering, Matt Cohen, Northrop Frye, Robert Kroetsch, Hugh MacLennan, John Metcalf, Farley Mowat, Michael Ondaatje, James Reaney, Sinclair Ross, Ruby Wiebe, George Woodcock, among others.

Moss, John, 1940-

John Montgomery Barber fonds

  • F0261
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1973

The fonds mainly documents John Montgomery Barber's activities as member of the National Council of Welfare.

Barber, John M.

John Kastner fonds

  • F0195
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2014

The fonds documents John Kastner's career as a filmmaker and producer. Records in this fonds consist of publicity files, which include biographical information, clippings, flyers and other promotional materials related to his productions; administrative and production files, which include correspondence, budgets, proposals, notes, transcripts and scripts; research materials, which include prison records, articles, books, court transcripts, newspaper clippings and news footage; and audiovisual materials, including video cassettes, DVDs, photographs, and audio recordings. These records pertain to the following programs: "Street Comedy", "Ask a Silly Question", "Somebody's Gotta Do It", "Chickens are People Too", "Rage Against the Darkness", "Romance with a Rapist", "Hunting Bobby Oatway", "House of Secrets", "Monster in the Family", "Monster in the Family: The Struggle Continues", "Sinner in Paradise", "Life with Murder", "NCR: Not Criminally Responsible", and "Out of Sight, Out of Mind".

Kastner, John

John Joseph Frederick Bruckmann fonds

  • F0272
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1965

The fonds consists of York University-related records of John Joseph Frederick Bruckmann including curriculum planning (minutes of the Curriculum Committee, reading lists, correspondence), the Council of the Faculty of Arts and Science (1962-1965), the Residential College Committee (minutes - 1962), the Committee on Research (1962) and the Senate (1961-1965). In addition, there is material of a general nature relating to early appointments at the University, staff directories and announcements of social events.

Bruckmann, John Joseph Frederick

John Jose fonds

  • F0734
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2006

Fonds consists of records created and/or accumulated by John Jose pertaining to his relationship with writer Yvonne Vera.

John D. Harbron family fonds

  • F0319
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2009, predominantly 1960-2009

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by John D. Harbron, his wife Sheila E. Harbron, and some other members of their extended family. The collection mainly consists of John D. Harbron's correspondence, newspaper articles, and his personal, professional, and academic research and writings about Cuba and Latin America. The files also include essays and speeches by Harbron, as well as correspondence with editors and dignitaries, both national and international. The fonds also includes a large number of articles written by John D. Harbron for Canadian and international publications. The files belonging to Sheila Harbron contain personal records as well as genealogical research files, which include records and photographs tracing the Buck, Harbron, Hardy, Lester, Matheson, and Ryerson families.

Additionally, John D. Harbron's Cuban and Latin American book and pamphlet collection has been added to the Special Collections.

Harbron, John D.

Johanna Stuckey fonds

  • F0420
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1993

The fonds documents Johanna Stuckey's teaching and administrative activities at York University for the period 1964-1993.

Stuckey, Johanna Heather, 1933-

Joan R. Rayfield

  • F0470
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2001

The fonds consist of material that documents Rayfield's career as a Professor of Anthropology and, to a lesser extent, her personal life. It includes research files containing copies of published and unpublished manuscripts, conference presentations, drafts of book and article reviews, research notes, professional correspondence, grant proposals, course outlines and a copy of her curriculum vitae. It also includes material such as magazines, film festival programs, reviews of African films, auction and museum catalogues, photograph of African sculptures, newspaper clippings and research notes that documents her ongoing interest in African film and art. Records of a personal nature include correspondence, Christmas cards and obituaries related to her passing.

Rayfield, Joan R.

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

Jerome Ch'en fonds

  • F0286
  • Fonds
  • 1954

The fonds consists of Jerome Ch'en's collection of statements of delegates to the Geneva Conference in 1954 [1955?], along with newspaper clippings and related material concerning the Korean War.

Ch'en, Jerome

Jeanne Randolph fonds

  • F0585
  • Fonds
  • [189-?]-2014

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the personal life of Jeanne Randolph and to her work as an art theorist and psychiatrist. These records, which date from the early 1940s to 2014, document Randolph's relationships with friends, family and colleagues as well as the progression of her medical career, her art writing and lecturing. Included in the fonds are correspondence, photographs, research materials, draft manuscripts, notes, journals, day planners, personal memorabilia and ephemera created and accumulated by Randolph, as well as photographs and memorabilia pertaining to the early life of Randolph's mother, Elizabeth Bryant Randolph, and the Bryant and Randolph families.

Randolph, Jeanne

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