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Financial records

Series consists of accounting records, financial values for Michael Snow's drawings, and financial records for A Far Shore.

Printed material

Series consists of newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogues, invitations, articles, journals, and books collected by Joyce Wieland. Includes material created or authored by Wieland or related to Michael Snow (her former husband), research materials and items collected for personal interest.

Sound recordings

Series consists of interviews, speeches, discussions, and other personal interest recordings.

Moving image records

Series consists of video tape productions of 'Women of Distinction' and 'Mary McEwan' and film reels of 'A and B in Ontario'.

Writing files

The series consists of research material, notes, manuscript and typescript drafts of Wiseman's novels, short stories, poetry, plays, works of non-fiction, book reviews, speeches and scripts, many of which were written for CBC radio. It also includes publicity material, reviews of her work and copies of articles written about her by others. It contains material related to her novels "The Sacrifice" and "Crackpot", to the plays "Testimonial Dinner", "The Lovebound" and "Someday Sam: A Play, Libretto or Puppet Opera for Children of All Ages" as well as other material that documents her writing process.

Business correspondence

The series consists of chronologically arranged files of correspondence that document Wiseman's professional life and includes correspondence with publishers, grant applications and inquiries, letters of inquiry related to employment, material that documents her affiliation with various organizations such as ACTRA, The League of Canadian Poets and The Writers' Union of Canada, correspondence and material related to universities where she served as writer-in-residence, appraisals and recommendations for writers including Susan Musgrave, Joy Kogawa, Ruth Johnson and others and correspondence related to travel and to her tenure as an instructer at the Banff Centre.

Wiseman family files

The series consists of correspondence and other material that documents Wiseman's relationship to her family and, as such, contains copies of letters received by Wiseman as well as copies of letters sent by her to various members of her family including her husband, Dmitry Stone, her parents, Chaika and Pesach Waisman and her daughter Tamara Stone. It also contains medical records, marriage licenses, divorce papers, wills of various members of the family, photographs, memorabilia as well as collected correspondence exchanged between members of the Wiseman family but not necessarily about the author herself.

General correspondence

The series consists of personal and professional correspondence including manuscript and typescript copies of letters received by Wiseman and, in many cases, copies of letters written by Wiseman herself. It includes correspondence with friends, readers and fellow writers including Margaret Laurence, bill bissett, Don Coles, Marian Engel, Timothy Findley, Frances Itani, Jay McPherson, Mordecai Richler, Malcolm Ross, Jane Rule, Phyllis Grosskurth, Steven Heighton, Gwendolyn McEwen, Don McKay, Tillie Olsen, P.K. Page, Carol Shield and Christopher Wiseman among others.

Financial records

Series consists of material that documents Wiseman's finances and, as such, includes income tax returns including statements of all annual expenditures as well as documents related to her banking, records related to the sale of her family's home and other records related to her parents' finances. It also includes contracts and agreements reached between Wiseman and the Canadian Broadcasting Company and various publishers and material related to the finances of various members of her family.

Subject files

Series consists of a series of files containing information that relates to Wiseman's interests, particularly around social causes such as animal rights, nuclear disarmament, race relations and the environment as well as notebooks, maps, postcards, airline tickets, memorabilia and other material related to Wiseman's travels to China.

Works by others

Series consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and printed materials written by or about other writers. Much of the typescript material was given to Wiseman while she was an instructor at the Banff School of the Arts. It includes clean copies of work by Caroline Adderson, Carol Bolt, Marian Engel, Sylvia Fraser, Gary Geddes, Anne Michaels, Michael Redhill, Anne Carson and others. It also contains copies of articles or reviews written by or about other authors that were collected by Wiseman.

Academic and teaching files

The series consists of material that documents Wiseman's career as an academic, both as a student and as a professor. It includes lecture notes, essays, examinations, assignments and other material related to her years as a student at the University of Manitoba and student submissions, publications, catalogues, minutes, notes, brochures, resumes and other material related to her years as a teacher at the University of Windsor. It also conatins materil related to her years as a writing instructor at the Banff Centre and, as such, contains correspondence with colleagus including Don Coles, Mavis Gallant, Don McKay, P.K. Page, Jay Ruzesky, Miriam Waddington, Rudy Wiebe, Chris Wiseman and Rachel Wyatt among others.

Journals, notebooks and address books

The series consists of journals kept by the author as well as loose material found in journals such as correspondence, notes, fragments of stories and other items. It contains notebooks, bound or unbound, in which Wiseman kept ideas for stories and works as well as drafts of her work, drawings and other thoughts from her daily life. It also includes address books kept by Wiseman over several years.

Loons files

The series consists of clippings, correspondence, minutes and other material regarding Wiseman's participation in the artist's group Loons. Formed in November 1982, Loons was an initial group of nineteen poets, novelists, composers, painters and sculptors who met informally for a period of about three years to discuss how their respective arts could act as an influence on each other. In addition to Wiseman, it counted Murray Adaskin, Elizabeth Smart, Phyllis Webb, Earle Birney, Timothy Findley, Vera Frenkel, George Johnston, Gwendolyn McEwen, Anne Michaels, P.K. Page and others among its memberhship.

Audio-visual records

The series consists of audio-visual records documenting various elements of Wiseman's career as a writer and public figure. It includes recordings of Wiseman reading her own poetry as well as interviews with her. It also contains recordings of poetry readings by poets including Lillian Allen, bill bissett, Robert Priest, Susan Musgrave, b.p. Nichol and Earle Birney among others.

Early career files

Series consists of material that documents the early music career of Paul Hoffert and includes clippings, reviews and programmes of his early performances as well as a number of composition notebooks from his studies with Gordon Delamont and his contact book for Toronton musicians, organized by instrument. It also includes a complete five-volume set of "Modern Arranging and Composing" written by Delamont.

Music scores

Seris consists of original, handwritten compositions by Hoffert and musical arrangements written by him for other musicians. The files also include additional material that supported the writing of the respective musical project including screenplays, time and cue sheets, correspondence and other material and demonstrate Hoffert's work in various genres such as film, television, musical theatre and concert music.

Lighthouse files

Series consists of material that documents Hoffert's involvement with the band Lighthouse from its inception to the present and contains musical scores and hand written lyrics for many of their songs including "Sunny Days". It also consists of photographs, press clippings, promotional material and legal records pertaining to the band.

Music and entertainment business files

Series consists of copyright files kept by Paul and Brenda Hoffert related to their own work as well as to the work of artists that they produced. The files contain certificates of registration for the Canadian Copyright Office, Publishers Registrations forms and other legal documents related to the copyright of songs.

Research and company files

Series consists of material related to Hoffert's technological and theoretical interests including material pertaining to work begun at the National Research Council on music created using computer technology and carried out with a number of companies concerned with audio data and interactive technology. It contains business and research plans, copyright and legal materials, correspondence, reports, memoranda and other material for companies including McLeyvier, DHJ Research, Marquis Music, Time Out for Fun and the Cultech Research Centre, a project based at York University intended to investigate digital content use by residents in a housing development in suburban Toronto.

Books, articles and speaking engagement files

Series consists of copies of articles written by or about Hoffert as well as notes, drafts, contracts and other legal documents, correspondence with publishers, reviews, publicity material and other documents related to Hoffert's books "The Bagel Effect", "All Together Now" and "The New Client". It also contains drafts of Hoffert's unpublished autobiography and material related to speaking engagements including hard copies of Powerpoint presentations delivered by Hoffert at a number of conferences and symposia.

Daily diaries and e-mail files

Series consist of appointment books kept by Paul Hoffert from 1969 to 1993 that record daily appointment and other engagements. It also includes hard copies of Hoffert's e-mail correspondence arranged by subject that cover his personal life, his business and musical careers as well as his administrative and academic activities.

Sound and moving image recordings

Series consists of sound and audio-visual recordings in a variety of formats that represents the actual musical output of Hoffert from his first recording in 1955 to more recent work including music written for televison news shows. It contains a complete set of Lighthouse albums on vinyl as well as many of their singles and test pressings of some of their albums. There is unedited backstage footage of the band from their 1982 reunion special and recordings of artists that Hoffert produced. There are recordings of film and television scores, concert music and live recordings as well as recordings made by Hoffert in his living room including a recording of a reading by Timothy Findley and Janis Rapoport accompanied by Hoffert on piano.

Correspondence and subject files

Series consists of Kulyk Keefer’s personal and professional correspondence, largely with other Canadian writers, as well as subject files pertaining to her literary career, including research materials, publicity materials, book reviews, newspaper clippings and magazine articles.

Writing files

Series consists of draft and published versions of Kulyk Keefer’s writing, including notes, poems, short stories, journal and magazine articles, book reviews, as well as novels and books of poetry including "Travelling ladies" (1992), "Rest harrow" (1992), "The green library" (1996), "Marrying the sea" (1998), "Honey and ashes" (1998), "Thieves" (2004), "The ladies’ lending library" (2007), and "Foreign relations" (2010). Also included in the series are notebooks, photographs from a trip to Ukraine, speaking notes from lectures, and her undergraduate essays.

Victorian correspondence

Series consists of individual letters written during the Victoria and early Edwardian eras by authors, poets, artists, and activists. This material was acquired from donors or antiquarian booksellers to support research and teaching by faculty with the Victorian Studies Network at York University.

GATT-Fly and Brewster Kneen/origins of ICCSASW

Series includes records from the formational years of ICCSASW, primarily materials gathered by ICCSASW's parent institution, GATT-Fly, an overseas development agency of the Canadian churches for global economic justice. Series includes research materials pertaining to the sugar industry, such as material about the Food Prices Review Board and the Tariff Board hearings, gathered by food industry analyst Brewster Kneen in his research for “The Economy of Sugar," published in June 1971 by CENSIT (Centre for the Study of Institution and Theology). These research materials were given to Reg McQuaid in 1973 and include correspondence, memoranda, minutes and news clippings.

International Sugar Workers Conferences

Series consists of material created and gathered by GATT-Fly and ICCSASW, in relation to four International Sugar Workers Conferences. Files contain correspondence, reports and notes regarding travel arrangements, participants, expenses, and other elements of conference organization, as well as photographs taken at conferences. The First International Sugar Workers Conference was held in Trinidad in 1977. The Second International Sugar Workers Conference was originally scheduled to be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in November 1982, but had to be postponed due to complications with travel visas for delegates. It was rescheduled for February 1983 in Toronto, Canada. The second conference established the ICCSASW. The Third International Sugar Workers Conference was held in Santo Domingo in 1987. It was the largest event organized by ICCSASW, with delegates from five continents. The last in the series of four conferences was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1993.

ICCSASW Committees

Series consists of material relating to ICCSASW’s various committees. The ten-member Steering Committee was to meet annually and the Executive Committee was to meet on an ad-hoc basis. The Advisory Management Committee assisted on budgeting matters. Files contain committee meeting reports, resolutions, budgets, photographs, notes and some correspondence.

ICCSASW Seminars

Series consists of material pertaining to International Sugar Workers seminars, including organizational files, correspondence, budgets, proceedings and reports. One of ICCSASW’s main program areas was the organization of regional and national seminars in collaboration with the relevant sugar workers’ unions. About 20 of these were held over a 10-year period. The two largest seminars were held in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines, hosted by the National Federation of Sugar Workers – Foods & General Trades (NFSW-FGT) and focused on the Asia-Pacific region. From 1995 to 1997 three international seminars were held in Toronto, with an emphasis on providing unions with the latest economic information about their industry, as well as affording an opportunity for networking and building solidarity.

Women Sugar Workers

Series consists of material pertaining to ICCSASW’s special program focused on women sugar workers. This work was undertaken with the help of an intern between 1987 and 1991. In the case of intern, Joan Atlin, this was made possible by a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Award for Canadians and consisted of networking, seminars, exchanges of visits and publications. Files include correspondence, research, reports and notes.

Solidarity campaigns

Series consists of material created and gathered by ICCSASW in the course of their solidarity work. Dozens of solidarity campaigns were organized by ICCSASW in response to requests from different countries, pertaining to salary campaigns, political repression, job loss, natural disaster, etc. Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Philippines were among the principal sources of solidarity appeals. Series contains appeals, responses and other correspondence (including letter-writing campaigns denouncing various actions) and organizational materials.

ICCSASW publications

Series consists of publications by ICCSASW. ICCSASW published regular newsletters in English (“Sugar World”) and Spanish (“Mundo Azucarero”) throughout the years of its existence. For three or for years it also published newsletters in French (“Le Monde du Sucre”) and in Portuguese (“Mundo Açucareiro”). These publications carried news of unions, solidarity campaigns, changes in the industry, etc. There were also occasional research papers in English and Spanish, dealing in depth with different issues such as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), violence, wage comparisons, diversification, women in the industry, Tate & Lyle, etc. Some files include correspondence related to ICCSASW's publications, as well as mailing lists and subscriber information.

Programs and projects

Series consists of information related to ICCSASW’s work on various programs and projects for the benefit of the sugar workers. These included hosting visiting union staff at the Toronto secretariat, a documentation centre, exchanges among specific countries, building regional networks, etc. Files contain notes and correspondence, copies of labour agreements, minutes, reports, registration forms, newsletters and other program-related materials.

General files

Series includes miscellaneous records on topics related to overseas development, economic justice, trade union matters, government policies and other issues that could affect the work of trade union solidarity. Files include correspondence, mailing lists, miscellaneous photographs and reference material, as well as records relating to office administration, staffing etc.

Photos by country

Series contains photographs not directly connected with major events such as conferences, seminars and committee meetings (photographs directly connected with major events are with the files related to those events). The photographs are organized alphabetically by country and show various subjects including sugar refineries, sugar plantations, attendees at sugar worker events, sugar workers and their families. Some photographs may be disturbing.

Sugar Workers & Industry Education Resource Library [SWIERL]

Series contains correspondence, financial information and other records of the Sugar Workers and Industry Education Resource Library (SWIERL), including bibliographies, acquisitions, records of incorporation, and other administrative information such as storage space rentals and plans for eventual disposition of materials to the archives. Series also contains some videocassettes from the SWIERL collection.

In an effort to broaden its base of potential support, in 1992 ICCSASW officially incorporated its documentation centre as SWIERL. The SWIERL corporate embossing seal can be found in box 2006-060/061 - item 2006-060/061(01). ICCSASW itself was never incorporated, but operated under the umbrella of the Anglican Church of Canada. When ICCSASW ceased to function in 1998, SWIERL continued to maintain the documentation left over from the project, until 2006 when it was transferred to the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University.

Posters

Series primarily consists of posters promoting the Mariposa Folk Festival, in addition to including festival maps and posters of artists and other folk festivals.

Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran pertaining to the activities of the Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution, a national non-profit organization of Canadian women's groups and individuals formed in January 1981 to ensure equality rights for women were included in the new Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Records in this series document McPhedran's involvement as co-founder, organizer and participant with the committee and its activities, including the National Workshop on the Charter in 1981; Conference of Canadian Women and the Constitution in 1982; Critical Perspectives on the Constitution in 1983; and the National Symposium on Equality Rights in 1985. Also documented in this series is the committee's re-emergence in the late 1980s and early 1990s to challenge constitutional amendments proposed in the Meech Lake and Charlottetown Accords, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ad Hoc Committee in 2006, commemorated with a conference, the Canadian Forum on Women's Activism. Files include reports, journal articles, newspaper clippings, notes, pamphlets, government publications, legal documents, transcripts, affidavits, grant applications, photographs, financial statements, memoranda, correspondence, day planners, and assorted ephemera.

Asian Development Bank project files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran while employed as an international consultant for Cowater International, hired to conduct a study and prepare a final report about the work of the Asian Development Bank's RETA 6008: Gender and Governance Issues in Local Government project. The records in this series document McPhedran's contract negotiations with Cowater; her preliminary research; her travel to the Philippines, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh; but primarily her work with Asian Development Bank staff to prepare the final report. The files in this series include correspondence, reports, drafts, contracts, notes, notebooks, programmes, presentation slides (paper copy), financial documents, and outlines.

Canadian Firearms Program Advisory Committee files

Series consists of records accumulated by Marilou McPhedran pertaining to the work of the Program Advisory Committee of the Canadian Firearms Program, formed in February 2003, on which McPhedran served as a member until its disbandment in 2005. The records in this series document the general activities of the committee, particularly its quarterly meetings held in Ottawa, Ontario. Also included in this series are records pertaining to the Coalition for Gun Control, with which McPhedran was associated prior to and during her time on the Program Advisory Committee. These records include correspondence, reports, government documents, agendas, notes, news releases, fact sheets, briefs, newspaper clippings, and presentation slides (paper version).

Canadian Women's Foundation files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran relating to her involvement with the creation the Canadian Women's Foundation, founded to distribute funds to programs and projects assisting the self-reliance and economic independence of girls and women. The records in this series document the activities of the foundation in its first two years, particularly its board meetings and fundraising efforts to secure support from individuals, organizations and institutions, as well as McPhedran's work as interim director of the foundation in 1990. These records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, questionnaires, notes, contracts, news releases, and invoices. Some records in this series were created by McPhedran's assistant for this project, Vicki Armstrong.

Charter of Rights Education Fund files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran pertaining to the organization and functions of the Charter of Rights Education Fund, which was created to review Ontario legislation for sex discrimination and to ensure compliance with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These records document the activities of the fund's committee (including fundraising), its financial resources, Charter Study Days, and audits of government statutes. McPhedran was a co-founder of the fund and member of the finance committee in 1982 and 1983. The files in this series consist of correspondence, grant applications, reports, notes, memoranda, agendas, minutes, and financial statements.

Day planners of Marilou McPhedran

Series consists of day planners maintained by Marilou McPhedran, spanning a 30-year period from 1973 to 2003. These records document McPhedran's scholastic, professional and personal activities, as they record course schedules, examinations, appointments and telephone numbers. Some day planners include photographs of McPhedran and her children taped in the covers, notes, and other loose items. Day planners for the years 1974, 1981, 1982 and 1984 are missing from this series. A note by McPhedran at the end of the 2003 day planner states that it will be her last because of a switch to an electronic Blackberry organizer.

Gerstein Centre files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran, pertaining to the operations and functions of the Gerstein Centre, a City of Toronto resource centre for individuals with mental health problems for which McPhedran served as a founding director and board member. The records in this series document a variety of administrative issues, including the formation of the centre, meetings of its board of directors, and the 1990 re-opening of the centre at 100 Charles St. E. The files in this series consist of correspondence, draft documents, minutes, memoranda, budgets, bylaws, reports, newspaper and magazine clippings, and notebooks.

Healthy City files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by McPhedran during and after her term as Corporate Director of the City of Toronto's Healthy City office, from 1991 to 1994. The records in this series pertain to some of the operations and activities of Healthy City, an initiative begun by the City of Toronto in 1989 with a focus on social equity, urban ecological management and the internal activities of the Corporation of the City of Toronto. McPhedran's role as Corporate Director included community development and organizational development through outreach and advocacy, research and policy analysis. These records document in particular McPhedran's work on the 1991 State of the City Report, related conferences, committee work, and research relating to the Healthy City mandate. Some records in this series were created and used after her term as Corporate Director ended, as she remained involved with Healthy City initiatives and the Healthy Communities movement throughout the 1990s. Included in this series are files consisting of notes, correspondence, minutes, memoranda, pamphlets, newsletters, reports, newspaper and magazine clippings, notices, flyers, journal articles, and conference materials.

Homewood Health Care files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran in her capacity as a consultant to Homewood Health Care, a company providing behavioural, addiction and psychiatric services. The records in this series pertain to McPhedran's contract with Homewood, her participation in company meetings and a roundtable for Homewood employees based on a paper titled "Quest for empathy: human health in the post-deficit society." Files in this series include research notes, correspondence, memoranda, briefing notes, draft documents, reports, pamphlets, presentation slides (paper format), annual reports, invoices, conference materials, and journal articles.

International Women's Rights Project files

Series consists of records pertaining to Marilou McPhedran's involvement with the International Women's Rights Project (IWRP), founded in 1998 and initially based at the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University. The records in this series document McPhedran's work as founding director to fulfill the project's mandate, which was to strengthen the capacity of women's non-government organizations through research and activism to influence the implementation of international human rights standards. These records reflect IWRP's initial primary focus on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Impact Study and Report, but also document projects that emerged from the CEDAW project, including initiatives regarding women's rights in Afghanistan and a project with the Kharvik Centre for Women's Studies in the Ukraine. Records in this series span the period of McPhedran's involvement with IWRP as founder, director and co-director, both at York University and at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria, from 1998 to 2005. Records in this series include reports, correspondence, papers, newsletters, notes, memoranda, journal articles, photographs, fact sheets, grant proposals, notebooks, budgets, electronic records, audio cassettes, and grant proposals.

Liberty Health files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran as a consultant to Liberty Health, a supplementary health care provider, from 1996 to 1997. The records in this series document Liberty Health's plans to transition from a not-for-profit corporation to a marketing and sales-driven organization and pertain to McPhedran's work to design and coordinate internal and external working groups to facilitate this process. Also documented in this series is McPhedran's involvement with the Liberty Health-sponsored 1996 Health Matters Expo. The files in this series consist of agendas, memoranda, correspondence, speaking notes, transcripts, draft documents, briefing notes, presentation slides (paper version), press releases, magazine articles, receipts and invoices, executive summaries, and newsletters.

Mary Jane Mossman and the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies files

Series consists of files created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran pertaining to an Ontario Human Rights complaint filed against Osgoode Hall Law School and York University Dean Harry Arthurs and the resulting formation of the Institute for Feminist Legal Research at York University. McPhedran was one of more than 100 lawyers, law students and legal academics who were signatories of this complaint, which charged systemic discrimination against women after Osgoode Hall Law School did not promote Professor Mary Jane Mossman to the position of dean. The records in this series document the process of settling the dispute, the meetings and activities of the complainants' steering committee, and the details of the settlement made between the complainants and York University. These records include memoranda, newsletters, notes, correspondence, minutes of settlement, memoranda of agreement, agendas, reports, draft documents, invoices, and notices.

Master of Laws files

Series consists of records created by Marilou McPhedran during her completion of a part-time LL.M degree in Comparative Constitutional Law through the Professional Development Program at Osgoode Hall Law School, which she began in 2002 and completed in 2004. The records in this series document McPhedran's participation in and written work for a number of courses, including: Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian Constitution (GS LAW 6727); Constitutional Law and the Charter (GS LAW 6640); Federalism and Institutions of Government (GS LAW 6721); and Freedom of Expression and the Press (GS LAW 6722). Also documented in this series is a trip taken by McPhedran to South Africa to attend a conference on constitutional law. Records in this series include correspondence, conference materials, papers, notes, course outlines, essays, drafts, presentation notes, pamphlets and brochures, and newspaper articles.

Metropolitan Toronto Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran relating to METRAC, its mandate and its activities. Records in this series document a number of METRAC's projects in the 1990s, including its involvement with the May-Iles inquest and other legal cases, public safety audits for the Royal Bank and the Toronto Transit Commission, an Ontario Women's Justice Network project, and the production of METRAC publications on stalking and domestic violence. Also included in this series are McPhedran's subject files regarding violence against women and children, METRAC administrative files, and files pertaining to meetings of METRAC's board of directors, on which McPhedran served as a member and/or chair during this period. Files in this series consist of correspondence, minutes, budgets, reports, agendas, financial statements, legal documents, memoranda, newspaper and magazine articles, journal articles, handbooks and pamphlets, notes, mission statements, and work plans.

National Network on Environments and Women's Health files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran while executive coordinator of York University's National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH) from 2001 to 2003. The records in this series document McPhedran's participation in a number of NNEWH's initiatives, particularly the preparation of a report titled "Rural and remote women's health : research and policy directions" and the organization of conferences, focus groups and research pertaining to that project. Also included in this series are records pertaining to McPhedran's administrative work for NNEWH and her management of work plans, budgets, and personnel. Some of these records relate to McPhedran's departure from NNEWH in 2003. Files in this series include reports, pamphlets, journal articles, correspondence, financial statements, memoranda, minutes, work plans, agendas, newspaper clippings, conference materials, and presentation slides (paper version).

Posters and certificates

Series consists of posters and certificates accumulated by Marilou McPhedran from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s. These items pertain to events in which she participated or events held by organizations with which she was involved, including LEAF, the International Women's Rights Project, and the Task Force on the Sexual Abuse of Patients, as well as items related to McPhedran's interests, such as international women's rights. Also included in this series are McPhedran's 1985 Order of Canada certificate and her 2004 Master of Laws diploma.

Sexual abuse prevention guide files

Series consists of records created and used by Marilou McPhedran in the preparation of her 2004 book, "Preventing sexual abuse of patients : a legal guide for health professionals," co-authored with Wendy Sutton. These records document the research and writing undertaken for the completion of the book, as well as details of their publishing agreement with Butterworths, the book's publication and speaking events at which McPhedran and Sutton spoke on topics pertaining to the book. Files in this series include drafts, manuscripts, correspondence, journal articles, newspaper clippings, computer disks, video cassettes, and photographs.

Speeches and speaking engagement files

Series consists of records pertaining to Marilou McPhedran's speaking engagements and speeches given by McPhedran at conferences and other events in Canada between 1984 and 2005. These records reflect the scope of McPhedran's areas of interest and knowledge, including topics involving constitutional issues, women's health and legal rights, and sexual abuse and harassment. Files in this series include correspondence, transcripts of speeches, pamphlets, conference materials, newspaper clippings and magazine articles, notes, memoranda, brochures, a photograph, an audio cassette and a video recording.

Subject files

Series consists of a variety of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran. These records reflect the scope of McPhedran's political, professional and research interests and activities. Subjects covered in this series include constitutional reform, women's health (national and international), feminism, family violence, sexual abuse, and workplace discrimination/harassment. Also documented in this series is McPhedran's participation in conferences, political campaigns and committee work. Records pertaining to some of McPhedran's contractual employment, articles written and her biographical information are also part of this series. Files in this series include notes, conference materials, brochures and pamphlets, journal articles, correspondence, newspaper clippings, memoranda, reports, CVs, electronic documents, and photographs.

Task Force on the Sexual Abuse of Patients files

Series consists of records created and used by Marilou McPhedran while serving as chairperson of two task forces on the subject of sexual abuse of patients by physicians. The first of these independent task forces was commissioned by the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1990 and included members Harvey Armstrong, Rachel Edney, Pat Marshall, Roz Roach and coordinators Briar Long and Bonnie Homeniuk. The records in this series pertain to task force hearings and meetings and document the process of preparing the task force's preliminary and final reports. These records include McPhedran's resource materials and first-person testimonies submitted to the task force. Also included in this series are records created when the task force was reconvened in 2000 to review the impact of the Regulated Health Professions Act. Files in this series consist of reports, correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, notes, newspaper clippings, financial statements, academic papers, photographs, electronic documents, and video cassettes.

T-shirts and buttons

Series consists of t-shirts and buttons accumulated by Marilou McPhedran and pertaining to her activities, associations and interests, particularly women's rights. Included in this series are t-shirts produced by the Women's Legal Education Action Fund (LEAF), Healthy City Toronto, and the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. The buttons in this series are personal, made using family photographs, and protest/organizational buttons.

University of Waterloo and Pragma Council files

Records in this series pertain to Marilou McPhedran's association with the University of Waterloo and her two terms, in 1994 and 2000, as Planner-in-Residence at the University of Waterloo's School of Planning. These records predominantly document McPhedran's work at the University of Waterloo during the fall of 2000, when she taught a seminar course titled "Building healthy communities : local to global human rights." Also included in this series are records pertaining to conferences of the Pragma Council, with which McPhedran became involved through her association with the University of Waterloo. Files in this series include notes, course materials, correspondence, conference materials, memoranda, newspaper clippings, journal articles, a student paper, and a CD-ROM.

Women's College Hospital files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran during and after her tenure as corporate director of women's health partnerships at Women's College Hospital from 1994 to 1996. The records in this series pertain predominantly to a reproductive technologies project focused on provision of access to methotrexate, a non-surgical aborticant, and to health-related conferences attended by McPhedran. Files include correspondence, conference materials, memoranda, newspaper clippings, notices, reports, brochures, and electronic documents.

Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran through her association with the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), a national organization promoting legal equality for women in Canada, founded in 1985. The records in this series date from the early 1980s to the mid-2000s and pertain to McPhedran's work as a LEAF co-founder, as a member and chair of the board of directors of the LEAF Foundation, and as a member and chair of the LEAF board of directors. These records are predominantly LEAF administrative files, files relating to various fundraising efforts of the LEAF Foundation, and resource materials for LEAF-related legal cases. Files include notes, correspondence, notebooks, memoranda, draft documents, agendas, minutes, financial statements, grant applications, magazine articles, newsletters, news releases, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and photographs. Many of the files in this series were created and accumulated by former LEAF president Susan Tanner.

Ontario Medical Association v. Marilou McPhedran

Series consists of records pertaining to a libel lawsuit brought against Marilou McPhedran by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) regarding a 2001 article titled "First, do no harm", written by McPhedran for the "Globe and Mail" newspaper. These records document the court appeal of Dr. Anil Mussani, who was found guilty of the sexual abuse of a patient by the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the OMA's role as intervenor, the nature of McPhedran's response to the lawsuit, and negotiations for the settlement of the case. Included in the series are research and preparatory materials for the lawsuit, some pertaining to McPhedran's work as chair of the Task Force on the Sexual Abuse of Patients, which she headed in 1991 and 2000. The records in this series include legal documents and transcripts; reports; journal, magazine and newspaper articles; correspondence and memoranda.

Articles and other writing

Series consists of draft and published copies of articles, reports and book chapters written or co-written by Marilou McPhedran. The records in this series reflect the scope of McPhedran's research and professional interests, which includes women's health, the sexual abuse of patients, women and the law, and international development.

Photographs and memorabilia

Series consists of photographs and personal memorabilia accumulated by and pertaining to Marilou McPhedran. The photographs in this series are predominantly commissioned portraits of McPhedran used for publication and biographical materials, but also include photographs taken at special events. Memorabilia in this series consists of autographed copies of books written by McPhedran's friends and colleagues.

Global College (University of Winnipeg) files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by McPhedran during her tenure as Principal of the University of Winnipeg’s Global College (2008-2012) and as a faculty member at Global College. Records in this series document her involvement with the work of the College, including special events and conferences, include audiovisual materials, conference materials, photographs, a transcript and correspondence.

Administrative records

Series consists of the administrative records created and accumulated by Jean Augustine in the course of her activities as a community advocate, activist and volunteer; in her role as an administrator and chair of various local, municipal, provincial, federal and international organizations, associations, boards, committees and conferences; as a federal politician representing the constituency of Etobicoke-Lakeshore in Ontario; and in her role as Ontario's Fairness Commissioner. Series is organized into several functional categories used by Augustine herself, including Community Action files ; Parliamentarian files ; Correspondence and subject files ; Trips and conferences; Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development; Canada Africa Parliamentary Group; Special Advisor for Grenada; Secretary of State (Multiculturalism); Women's Issues; Schedules from the daily operations of the Office of the Fairness Commissioner; and Status of Women Canada. Series also includes groups of records related to her election campaign strategies; the Congress of Black Women of Canada; the Ontario Bicentenary Commemorative Committee; Black History Month celebrations and promotions; the Sugar Caucus; Anti-racism efforts; her work as a school principal and teacher; her official correspondence, business contacts and the contents of several briefcases.

Political and personal photographs

Series consists of amateur and professional photographs taken and accumulated by Jean Augustine during her personal and professional life in Canada. This series documents Augustine's personal and family life in Grenada and Canada from the 1940s through to 2005, including her emigration to Canada, her social activities as a young woman in Toronto, her life as a young mother, social activist, teacher and student.

Photographs also document her early involvement in the 1970s and 1980s in community movements, cultural events, social justice and political organizations, as well as her professional career as an elementary school teacher and principal in the Metropolitan Separate School Board, her activities as part of Premier David Peterson's 'transition team' in 1985 and her work as chair of the Metro Toronto Housing Authority. Events documented include the election campaign of American politician Jesse Jackson, the earliest celebrations of the Caribana parade in Toronto, women's rights events and protests, and local Black History Month celebrations.

Photographs also document Augustine's activities as a federal politician, including her activities on Parliament Hill, her administration of federal committees and the Secretariats of Multiculturalism (later Multiculturalism and Status of Women), as well as her election campaigns (including door-to-door campaigning; fund raising; speeches; debates and promotion), and local activities (including celebrations at her constituency office; round table discussions and meetings with community organizations; annual Christmas parties; summer picnics; community celebrations; banquets; and Remembrance Day ceremonies).

Photographs also document Augustine's extensive travel overseas in the Caribbean, the United States, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, Central Asia and the Far East, both in her official capacity as a politician and cabinet member, and as a tourist and traveler.

Artwork, memorabilia and collected ephemera

Series consists of Jean Augustine's collections of artwork, portraits, posters, social activist and political buttons and pins, campaign promotional material and other three dimensional items and ephemera accumulated during her professional life. Item lists are available upon request.

Audiovisual material

Series consists of media coverage of Jean Augustine's professional activities as a member of Parliament, cabinet minister and community advocate, including video recordings of her public appearances, as well as recordings of her appearance on radio and television. Also includes music recordings and documentaries submitted to Augustine by members of the community and some lobby groups.

Orchestral scores

Series consists of orchestral scores used by the Rex Battle Orchestra. Music sheets contain the parts for various instruments, sometimes featuring Battle's writing or notes.

Big band arrangements

Series consists of sheet music performed by the big band styled the Rex Battle Orchestra. The music sheets are stored in envelopes with writing on them detailing performance dates, the music's key, names of songs, composers and publishers, and other information. These music sheets are arranged alphabetically.

Diaries of Lloyd Mackenzie

Series consists of 69 bound journals kept by Mackenzie from 1935 to 2005 (excluding the years of 1942-1943), ephemera and two schoolroom photographs that include Mackenzie. The majority of the diaries consist of accounts of daily events, particularly international wars, revolutions, political events; the activities of celebrities, statesmen and royalty; natural disasters; and cultural and social issues. These entries include minimal personal opinion and are formatted similar to newspaper articles. Events of particular relevance to Mackenzie are often embellished with marginal illustrations and rubrication.

Mackenzie also records more personal notes on his daily activities; his employment history, wages, housing and work environment; his socializing in taverns and cocktail bars; films and plays he attended; his efforts to improve his education; the progress of his various writing projects; the health and activities of himself, family members and friends; his relationships with other gay men; as well as detailed accounts of his travels abroad. He records important events and dates for other individuals, particularly his parents, his sister, and close friends.

Most volumes of the diaries contain a synopsis of the year's events in the final pages of the bound volume. Beginning in the early 1970s, Mackenzie begins to write more reflectively in his diaries and provides his own opinions and insights into the events he records. There are introspective entries on diary writing in the beginning of several volumes of diaries written after 1975, and the entry for March 7, 1972 contains a reflection on his lifestyle choices and his atheism.

There are also reflective and critical entries on Canadian and American politics, homophobia, generational conflicts within the gay community, American foreign policy, Quebec sovereignty and other major social and political events of the late twentieth century.

Non-fiction manuscripts by Lloyd Mackenzie

Series consists of handwritten drafts and typed manuscripts of three works of non-fiction, based on diary entries, written by Mackenzie.
The first manuscript Aussies and Englishmen, a travel memoir, was submitted for publication in 1966. The second manuscript The English Canadian Nation, a historical reflection of the role of English-speakers in Canada from the age of the Vikings to the twentieth century was written and submitted around 1990. The third manuscript Watching the Neighbours Next Door based on extractions from his journals regarding American politics was submitted for publication in August of 1996.

Photo albums and passports

Series consists of twelve photo albums created by Lloyd Mackenzie and seven of his Canadian passports. Photographs document Lloyd Mackenzie's childhood and adolescence in Toronto, as well as some photographs of his parents, family and friends; his military service as a clerk during World War II; his daily life, friendships and living arrangements in Toronto, England and Australia; and his extensive travels within Canada, the United States, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Australia.

Board of Directors records

Series consists of the agendas, minutes and administrative records and reports of the Desh Pardesh Board of Directors.

Committee records

Series consists of agendas, minutes, submissions, evaluations and biographical information created and accumulated by members of the programming committee of Desh Pardesh, in the course of their activities soliciting, evaluating and organizing workshops, seminars, dance, music and theatre performances, literary readings, art exhibits and film screenings.

Program and project files

Series consists of organizational records, promotional material, correspondence and programmes for on-going programming administered by Desh Pardesh committees and staff, including: film retrospectives; industry-related workshops; community conferences; the publication of the Desh Pardesh zine, 'Avec Pyar'; memorials for Desh Pardesh participants; theatre tour productions and other events sponsored or co-sponsored by Desh Pardesh.

Publicity and promotional materials

Series consists of administrative records, correspondence, festival programmes, press releases, advertisements, promotional materials, flyers, postcards, bookmarks, pamphlets and posters created and distributed by the publicity branch of the Desh Pardesh Programming Committee and the Desh Pardesh Board of Directors.

Grant applications

Series consists of government documents, pamphlets, manuals and information booklets, application reports, proposals and budget reports related to government grants to support, supplement and off-set the costs of organizing and presenting the Desh Pardesh festival and other affiliated Desh Pardesh activities, as well as paying staff salaries. Files have been organized by Desh Pardesh staff based on the main funding organization, namely: the Ontario Anti-Racism Secretariat; the Canada Council; individual and independent funding foundations; the Ministry of Culture; the Ontario Arts Council; the Ontario Women's Directorate; the Toronto Arts Council; and the Trillium Foundation.

Financial records

Series consists of correspondence, invoices, expense accounts, banking statements, cheque receipts, yearly auditors' reports, budgets, bankruptcy records and policy manuals related to the financial activities of Desh Pardesh.

Fund raising and membership campaign records

Series consists of contact lists of members, participants, performers and supporters of Desh Pardesh as well as fund raising planning documents, promotional flyers, mailing packages, and member cards for various fund raising, membership and support campaigns for Desh Pardesh.

Human resources and building administration records

Series consists of job advertisements, correspondence, job applications, employee evaluations, legal documents, working files, and resumes for Desh Pardesh staff members, as well as correspondence and administrative records related to the Desh Pardesh offices located at 401 Richmond Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Media and reference files

Series consists of media articles and news clippings related to Desh Pardesh participants and events, as well as catalogues, resource directories, periodicals and newsletters used by Desh Pardesh staff for reference purposes. Also includes a list of books, magazines and directories presumably the resource library maintained by Desh Pardesh.

Audiovisual material submitted to Desh Pardesh

Series consists of video cassettes and audio cassettes submitted to Desh Pardesh for consideration, including material from: film makers; spoken word and performance artists; comedians; dancers and choreographers; musicians and vocalists. For the most part, these tapes contain audition material, and it does not appear these materials were actually used or screened in the Desh Pardesh festival proper.

Audiovisual material screened at and recordings of Desh Pardesh

Series consist of video cassettes of films screened at the Desh Pardesh festival or an affiliated event; commercial shorts created specifically for the festival; and audio and video recordings of various events, workshops and performances at Desh Pardesh.

General correspondence

Series consists of correspondence written and received by Lee Lorch in his capacity as a mathematician, scholar, social activist, father and spouse. Also includes some correspondence received by his wife, Grace Lorch.

Social activism material

Series consists of files of correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles and reference material related to Lee and Grace Lorch's activities as social activists and community organizers. These include detailed legal case files and correspondence transferred from law firms who represented Prof. Lorch in various court cases in the 1950s regarding charges laid by the House Committee on Un-American Activities and his dismissal from Penn State and Fisk University. Also includes material regarding Grace Lorch's case against the Boston School Board in 1944-1945 and her activities during the Little Rock Crisis of 1957.

Also includes subject files and correspondence accumulated by Prof. Lorch in later years regarding various subjects including racism, sexism and political discrimination in academia; political prisoners and academic freedom; mandatory retirement; socialist movements in Latin America and Africa; the civil rights movement; peace efforts and nuclear disarmament; Chile ; Cuba ; The German Democratic Republic (GDR) ; Lituania; South Africa; the USSR; Vietnam; First Nations rights in Canada; Canadian socialist organizations and unions; and his research on the first African-American to receive a PhD (in physics) in the United States, Edward Alexander Bouchet (1852-1918).

Also includes correspondence, meeting minutes and reports from various committees, local events, societies and community organizations in which Lorch was active.

Academic and teaching material

Series consists of material documenting Lorch's academic career as a mathematician, including his work at the institutions of York University, the University of Alberta, Fisk University, Penn State College, Philander Smith College, City College of New York and Wesleyan University. Includes lecture notes, exam questions, student evaluations and assignments. Also includes lectures notes, teaching material and administrative records related to Lorch's academic exchanges in other North American and European institutions, his participation in conferences, and administrative involvement in professional organizations, committees and grant-funding bodies. Also includes some student material from his time as an undergraduate and doctoral candidate at Cornell University and the University of Cincinnati.

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