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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-

Any Given Power : "Those Who Trespass" (Prism)

File consists of correspondence with PRISM International regarding the submission of the short story, "Those Who Trespass" for the 1997 PRISM International Short Fiction Contest, a copy of the story, and draft paragraphs, handwritten and typed. The story was later published in the collection, Any Given Power.

Any Given Power : "Stitches"

File consists of drafts of the short story, "Stitches," and cover letters for submissions to writing contests. The story was published in the collection, Any Given Power.

Mercy : Thomas

File consists of an early character sketch for a character in the novel Mercy (2003).

Mercy : illustrations

File consists of correspondence with Random House Canada regarding the illustrations to be included in the novel, Mercy (2003), and include descriptions and sketches of the illustrations.

Mercy : note cards

File consists of notes, edits, and ideas compiled as a part of Alissa York's writing process for her novel, Mercy (2003).

Effigy : Pony Express

File consists of research notes created in preparation for writing the novel Effigy (2007).

Effigy : horses

File consists of research notes created in preparation for writing the novel Effigy (2007).

Effigy : taxidermy

File consists of research notes created in preparation for writing the novel Effigy (2007).

Effigy : crow

File consists of research notes created in preparation for writing the novel Effigy (2007).

Effigy : wolves

File consists of research notes created in preparation for writing the novel Effigy (2007).

Effigy : civil war

File consists of research notes created in preparation for writing the novel Effigy (2007).

Effigy : diseases

File consists of research notes created in preparation for writing the novel Effigy (2007).

Effigy : Bancroft notes

File consists of research notes on the book, History of Utah, by Hubert Howe Bancroft (San Francisco: The History Co., 1889), created in preparation for writing the novel Effigy (2007).

Effigy : Tracker

File consists of an early character sketch for a character in the novel Effigy (2007).

Effigy : visuals

File consists of images collected by Alissa York, related to the landscape and and history of Utah, as part of the writing process for the novel Effigy (2007).

Effigy : 1st assembly

File consists of a draft of Alissa York's novel, Effigy (2007), cut into pieces, re-arranged and connected by tape, which form a scroll of text. The object is a product of York's writing process.

Effigy : 2nd assembly

File consists of a draft of Alissa York's novel, Effigy (2007), cut into pieces, re-arranged and connected by tape, which form a scroll of text. The object is a product of York's writing process.

Fauna : Stephen

File consists of an early character sketch for a character in the novel Fauna (2010).

Fauna : birds

File consists of notes created as part of the writing process for the novel Fauna (2010).

Fauna : F.L.A.P.

File consists of notes on the organization, Fatal Light Awareness Program, created as part of the writing process for the novel Fauna (2010).

Fauna : squirrels

File consists of notes created as part of the writing process for the novel Fauna (2010).

Fauna : skunks

File consists of notes created as part of the writing process for the novel Fauna (2010).

Fauna : guns/weapons

File consists of research notes created as part of the writing process for the novel Fauna (2010).

The Naturalist : timelines

File consists of research material and outlines of the timeline of historical events related to the novel, The Naturalist (2016).

The Naturalist : 1st assembly

File consists of a draft of Alissa York's novel, The Naturalist (2016), cut into pieces, re-arranged and connected by tape, which form a scroll of text. The object is the product of York's writing process.

The Naturalist : 2nd assembly

File consists of a draft of Alissa York's novel, The Naturalist (2016), cut into pieces, re-arranged and connected by tape, which form a scroll of text. The object is the product of York's writing process.

The Gurkha Welfare Appeal (Canada) fonds

  • F0660
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2014, predominant 1973-2004

Fonds consists of textual records created and accumulated by Maj. Burke in his role as Secretary of the Gurkha Welfare Appeal (Canada). Files related to the operations of the GWA(C) in Canada include financial statement, reports, audits, meeting minutes. The fonds also contains copies of reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, and promotional material for the Gurkha Welfare Trust in the United Kingdom. Files related to the promotion of the GWA(C) in Canada also include photographs, souvenir items, post cards, and maps and other material related to Nepal tourism. Files related to the projects of the GWA(C) in Nepal, including the Area Welfare Centres, schools for the blind, bridges, and water projects, consist of records such as photographs, maps, and reports. The fonds also contains published material including booklets and pamphlets about the Gurkhas and a copy of a Ph.D. dissertation on Gurkha history. Fonds also contains two medals, a plaque, military lapel pins, and three videocassettes.

The Gurkha Welfare Appeal (Canada)

Charity audit

File consists of records related to an audit of The Gurkha Welfare Appeal (Canada), including registered charity information returns for 1998, 2000 and 2001, and an information circular sent by Revenue Canada which explains records retention requirements under the Income Tax Act.

"McManus file" 1975 : General G. Kitchings (Chairman) file

File consists of papers written by Brigadier A.A. Dacre, addressed to Maj. Jock McManus in reply to his criticism of the charity's overhead costs and alleged ineffectiveness, March 1975. The papers were forwarded to Maj. Michael Burke by Brigadier P.O. Meyers, Secretary to the Managing Trustees of the Gurkha Welfare Trust (UK). File also contains: Maj. Burke's response to Maj. McManus's criticisms, appended to copies of earlier documents which support Burke's argument; Maj. McManus's defense of his earlier comments, May 1975; and an application for financial support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for a three-year program in Nepal, April 1975.

Gurkha Welfare Appeal (Canada) annual report

File consists of a bound book of documents which includes: an agenda for an annual meeting, 9 December 1988; minutes of an annual meeting, 16 December 1987; Secretary's report and financial statement for 1987/1988; Nepal Program Report Phase 13, 1987-1988; proposed draft budget submission for 1989-1990; CIDA evaluation of the Nepal Programme; Gurkha Welfare Trust (UK) report, January 1987; report on Nepal earthquake disaster, 21 August 1988; miscellaneous correspondence regarding CIDA's future policy; and an annual report of Gurkha Welfare Trust Foundation (USA) for 1987/1988.

Submission for funding from CIDA

File consists of a submission to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) which details the current status of the GWA(C), its activities, and its goals for the future. File also contains the text of an advertisement soliciting donations for the Gurkha Welfare Trust (UK).

Photographs : Gurkha Welfare Appeal event

File consists of photographs taken during a fundraising event which included the committee members of the GWA(C), including: Rosie Rosati, Harry Gazey, Maj. Michael Burke, Lt. Gen. Guy Simonds, John Harvey, Mort Whyte and Charlie Kewen. File also includes a newspaper clipping related to the event.

Photographs : Area Welfare Centres : exteriors

File consists of photographs which show the exteriors of Area Welfare Centres in Nepal. The welfare centres shown are: Kaski,
Okhaldhunga, Surkhet, Damauli, Syangja, Palpa (Tanseng), Butwal, Chitwan, Libang, Bessishahar, and Gulmi. The welfare centres in East Nepal are Dharan, Bagmati, Phijim, Jirikhimiti, Taple Jung, Bhojpur, Khanjbari, Jiktel, Khotang, Pirti, Libang, Bessishahar, and Gulmi.

Photographs : water projects in Nepal

File consists of: unlabeled photographs from a trip to Nepal by Maj. Michael Burke; 7 photographs of illustrations of Gurkha fighters; and photographs of the water projects labelled, Khotang (Diktel), Lamjung, Palpa, Myagdi, Bagung, Nepane Thana, Neka Bamtibhandar, Kholtepani, Simle Bhodeni, Nangkholyang, and Jayakhani, 1984-1987.

Diplomatic relations : George Washington Stephens, president, Saar Governing Commission, 1926-1927

File consists a leather-bound album containing business and holiday greeting cards received by Stephens from diplomats and politicians involved with the Saar Governing Commission, as well as correspondence that includes letters from Sir Robert Borden, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, and Austen Chamberlain.

James Weyman fonds

  • F0712
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2016

Fonds consists of: personal notebooks, dayplanners, film press kits, reports, agreements, meeting minutes, contracts, correspondence, media clippings, business trip itineraries, audio-visual material, and teaching material, which document James Weyman's career as a producer and manager at the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), formerly the Ontario Film Development Corporation (OFDC) and as an instructor at Ryerson University's School of Radio and Television Arts.

Weyman, James

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