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James B. Milner fonds

  • F0357
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1982, predominant 1939-1969

The fonds consists of articles, correspondence, records of bodies that James Bryce Milner was a member of, reports, and research material.

Milner, J.B. (James Bryce),1918-1969.

H. Roy Merrens fonds

  • F0356
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1999

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

Merrens, Roy

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.

Stephen McKenna collection

  • F0354
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1934

The collection consists of bound typescripts of diaries, many with photographs included, of Stephen McKenna's travels in South America, the Caribbean, North Africa, France and other countries (1921-1933). There are also typescripts and carbon copies of four plays he composed, including 'Ninety-six hours' leave,' (1917), short stories and articles, some in draft form, other clipped from magazines, and scrapbooks of serialized novels which appeared in newspapers and magazines. In addition, there are photographs of locales he had visited.

McKenna, Stephen

Edgar Wardwell McInnis fonds

  • F0353
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1973, predominant 1930-1968

The fonds consists of McInnis' publication files, including scholarly articles and correspondence, drafts, research notes, photographs, and other material for "The Long Cold Peace: Treaty Making after World War II", "The East", "Canada: A Political and Social History", "North American Nations", and other works. Fonds also includes professorial files documenting his teaching at the University of Toronto and York University; Canadian Institute of International Affairs files; research files; and other material reflecting his varied interests in history, current events and world politics.

McInnis, Edgar, 1899-1973

Virginia McDonald-Evans fonds

  • F0352
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1986

The fonds consists of Virginia McDonald-Evans' records pertaining to her activities as a scholar and includes her correspondence; research materials; course files; essays, briefs and speeches; book drafts; bibliographic cards; and printed material.

McDonald, Virginia, 1928-.

James Mavor fonds

  • F0351
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1917

The fonds consists of correspondence of James Mavor with colleagues as well as press clippings relating to a Balkans Crisis in 1908.

Mavor, James

Donald Mackenzie fonds

  • F0348
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1927

The fonds consists of Donald Mackenzie's ledgers, day books, and account books for Mackenzie & Rogerson, merchants in Woodbridge, Ontario (1875-1904), and correspondence, petitions, registers, license records and related material for the West Riding of York Liquor License Inspector, 1877-1927.

Mackenzie, Donald, 1852-1941?

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.

Alfred Beverley Philip Lever fonds

  • F0344
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1971

The fonds consists of correspondence, readers' reviews, printed articles and submissions, all pertaining to 'Co-ordination chemistry reviews,' of which Alfred Beverly Philip Lever was editor, 1965-1971. The files are arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent/author/critic.

Lever, A. B. P. (Alfred Beverley Philip)

Peggy Leitch collection

  • F0343
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1976

The collection consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings, one audio tape cassette which contains an interview with Jules Heller, first dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at York, and three copies of the transcript of the tape.

Leitch, Peggy.

T.J.A. Le Goff fonds

  • F0342
  • Fonds
  • 1981

The fonds consists of a typescript of Le Goff's 'Vannes and its region...,' published by Oxford, 1981.

Le Goff, T. J. A.

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

Roger Kuin fonds

  • F0340
  • Fonds
  • 1972

The fonds consists of a collection of student essays on the question: 'Why did you come to university?', which was submitted to Professor Roger Kuin's second year class in English literature in 1972.

Kuin, Roger

William Kilbourn fonds

  • F0338
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1994

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

Kilbourn, William

J. Roby Kidd collection

  • F0337
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1961

The collection consists of photocopied correspondence, papers, agendas, minutes of the Organizing Committee of York University, and of the Provisional and regular Board of Governors of the same institution, 1958-1961.

Kidd, J.R. (James Robbins), 1915-1982

Albert Edward Kemp fonds

  • F0336
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1922

Fonds consists of correspondence of Albert Edward Kemp with political colleagues, government and parliamentary business. There is also financial material relating to Kemp Manufacturing Co., 1909-1923, including financial statements.

Kemp, Albert Edward

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

Arthur C. Johnson fonds

  • F0334
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1984

The fonds mainly documents Arthur C. Johnson's professional activities as a university administrator. Records consist of press releases, speeches, correspondence, and reports relating to the planning and development of York University's Keele and Glendon campuses.

Johnson, Arthur C., 1923-

Gordon Hamilton Jack fonds

  • F0331
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1946

The fonds consists of copies of 'Canadian student' (published by the Student Christian Movement), 'The student,' (Student League of Canada), 'Youth forum,' (Canadian Youth Congress), and 'The new commonwealth,' (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation), 1934-1936. In addition, there is material from the League for Social Reconstruction, including minutes of meetings of the National Executive (1936-1941), membership material, and reports from the National Convention (1936), as well as newspaper clippings and related material. For the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation there are minutes, campaign material, and newspaper clippings relating to the London (Ont.) Riding Association (1938-1946).

Jack, Gordon Hamilton, 1913-1978

James Paton Isaac fonds

  • F0330
  • Fonds
  • 1971

The fonds consists of a steel plate of James Paton Isaac, which was used for the front plate of 'Factors in the ruin of antiquity,' (1971).

Isaac, James Paton, 1895-1964

Douglas How fonds

  • F0327
  • Fonds
  • 1971

Fonds consists of a typewritten memoir of Douglas George How's two years as assistant to Robert Henry Winters, Canadian Minister of Public Works, 1955-1957.

How, Douglas, 1919-

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

George Stewart Henry fonds

  • F0324
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1934

The fonds consists of George Stewart Henry's daily appointment books (1931-1934), an algebra exercise book, and his passport, issued in 1928.

Henry, George Stewart, 1871-1853

H. S. Harris fonds

  • F0320
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1996

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Henry Silton Harris' activities as author and educator. It includes his manuscripts, correspondence, research and lecture notes, teaching files, and his graduate and undergraduate studies files.

Harris, H. S. (Henry Silton), 1926-.

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.

Arthur Hackett fonds

  • F0318
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1960

The fonds consists of Arthur Hackett's copies of correspondence, reports, minutes, newspaper clippings and printed material related to the Organizing Committee of York University and the establishment of the University in 1959. It includes: minutes of the Organizing Committee, 1958-1959, of the Executive Committee and the Facilities Planning Committee, both 1959, as well as of the Publicity Committee, 1958-1959; copies of drafts and the final form of the York University Act (1959); a copy of the first report of the Curriculum Committee; and reports of meetings of the Provisional and the official Board of Governors.

Hackett, Arthur

Allan Grossman fonds

  • F0317
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1979, predominant 1950-1975

The fonds consists of correspondence and papers, reports, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs, tapes and films, related to Allan Grossman's political career, community work, and family life.

Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991

J.L. Granatstein fonds

  • F0316
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 2017

Fonds consists of research files, committee files (including minutes, memoranda, etc.), correspondence, professorial files (including notes, lectures, departmental business), financial records, publication files, printed materials, and other materials. Includes records related to the following publications: "The Politics of Survival: The Conservative Party of Canada" (1967), "Canada's War: The Politics of the MacKenzie King Government, 1939-1945" (1975, 1990), "A Reader's Guide to Canadian History 2: Confederation to the Present" (1982), "Bloody Victory: Canadians and the D-Day Campaign, 1944" (1984, 1994), "The Great Brain Robbery: Canada's Universities on the Road to Ruin" (1984), "Sacred Trust: Brian Mulroney and the Conservative Party in Power" (1985), "The Collins Dictionary of Canadian History" (1986), "How Britain's Weakness Forced Canada into the Arms of the United States" (1989), "A Nation Forged in Fire: Canadians and the Second World War" (1989), "Pirouette: Pierre Trudeau and Canadian Foreign Policy" (1990), "Mutual Hostages: Canadians and Japanese in World War II" (1990), "Spy Wars: Canada and Espionage form Gouzenko to Glasnost" (1990), "For Better or For Worse: Canada and the United States to the 1990s" (1991), "Dictionary of Canadian Military History" (1992), "The Generals: The Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in the Second World War" (1993, 1995), "Empire to Umpire: Canadian Foreign Policy to the 1990s" (1994), "Victory 1945: Canadians from War to Peace" (1995), "The Good Fight: Canadians and World War II" (1995), "Yankee Go Home? Canadians and Anti-Americanism" (1996, 1997), "Petrified Campus: Canada's Universities in Crisis" (1997), "The Canadian 100: the Hundred Most Influential Canadians of the Twentieth Century" (1997, 1998), "Trudeau's Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Pierre Trudeau" (1998, 1999), "Who Killed Canadian History?" (1998, 1999), "Prime Ministers: Rating the Prime Ministers" (1999, 2000), "Our Century" (2000), "Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace" (2002), Hell's Corner: An Illustrated History of Canada's Great War (2004), The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005), Lessons Learned? What Canada Should Learn from Afghanistan (2011), The Best Little Army in the World: The Canadians in Northwest Europe, 1944-45 (2015, 2016), The Weight of Command: Views of Canada's Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them (2016), Trudeau's World: The Insiders on Foreign Policy, Trade, and Defence, 1968-84 (2017), the New Canadian Readings series, the CIIA Contemporary Affairs series, as well as numerous scholarly papers, newspaper articles, and editorials. Fonds also includes a collection of reproductions of photographs from other Canadian archival institutions, documenting Canada's role in the World Wars and other significant events in Canadian history.

Also includes records connected to Granatstein's activities with the Marlborough Avenue (Toronto) Ratepayers Association, the Social Science Federation of Canada, the Canadian Historical Association, the Senate Sub-committee on Veteran's Affairs (regarding the CBC's "The Valour and the Horror"), the Historica Foundation, the Dominion Institute, the Vimy Ridge Memorial Foundation, the Never Forgotten National Memorial Foundation, the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, the Council for Canadian Security in the 21st Century, the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, the Canadian War Museum, the Royal Society of Canada, the Order of Canada, the Special Committee on the Restructuring of the Reserves, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's mini-series, Canada: A People's History; and oral history projects exploring the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party.

Granatstein, J. L.

E.C.A. Gordon fonds

  • F0315
  • Fonds
  • 1856

The fonds consists of a diary of E.C.A. Gordon and account book for work in the shipyards at Galatea, Constantinople, for the year 1856. The accounts are kept in piastres [Spanish currency] and British pounds.

Gordon, E.C.A, fl. 1856

Christopher F. Beattie fonds

  • F0314
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1977

Fonds documents Christopher F. Beattie's administrative, teaching, research and publication activities as a sociology professor at York University for the period of 1959-1977.

Beattie, Christopher Fraser

Joseph O. Goodman fonds

  • F0313
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1981

The fonds consists of records of Joseph O. Goodman.

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

Gerald Gold fonds

  • F0312
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1985

The fonds consists of raw material collected for the York-Timmins Project conducted by a team of researchers led by Gold in 1981 and represent some 8000 hours of field work. Other team members included James DiGiacomo, Kathy Pirie, Peter Vasiliadis, Tanya Basok, A. Stewart, Lawrence Lam, and Michael Korovikin.

Original interviews were recorded although many were done without recording, notes only being taken. The tapes were not kept in order to honour promises made to the interviewees, however, detailed transcripts and edited transcripts of all tapes and notes were made and these include consistent marking of pauses, inflection and mood. Individuals from the following cultural and ethnic groups were interviewed: "pioneers" of the Porcupine Camp (Timmins and South Porcupine area); organizers of the Workers Cooperative (Ukrainian, Finnish, and British settlers); French-Canadian settlers and parish leaders; English mine settlers (both mine workers and managers); Italian settlers and community leaders; Chinese settlers and community leaders; Jewish settlers and community leaders; miscellaneous others.

In addition, there are photocopies and typed excerpts of articles from the 'Porcupine advance,' [newspaper] dealing with ethnic relations in the region, 1912-1950, and photocopies and typescripts of articles and essays dealing with ethnic communities in Timmins. There is also a photocopy of a mine company payroll for the year 1941.

Gold, Gerald Louis, 1945-2016

Harry Knowles Girling fonds

  • F0311
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1971

The fonds consists of Harry Knowles Girling's records pertaining to his activities at York University. It includes reports, minutes and related material from several University committees including the Interim Curriculum Committee, 1961, and the Senate Curriculum Committee, 1962, the Council of the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the English Department. In addition there is a copy proof of 'Five heroic plays,' (1960).

Girling, Harry Knowles

James M. Gillies fonds

  • F0310
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1971

The fonds consists James Gillies' records pertaining to his activities as educator, author and politician. It contains personal records.

Gillies, James M.

Henry Gilchrist family fonds

  • F0309
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1969

The fonds consists of business receipts of Henry Gilchrist and family members, correspondence from Manitoba College, a genealogy of Henry McCuaig and Janet Calder (Gilchrist ancestors), photographs of Mrs. Henry Gilchrist and of Reverend James Archibald Hume Pue-Gilchrist, and related material.

Gilchrist, Henry (family)

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

Robert Freeman fonds

  • F0307
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1978

The fonds consists of Robert Freeman's records pertaining to his involvement in student affairs at York University.

Freeman, Robert, 1933-

R.M. Fowler fonds

  • F0306
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1945

The fonds consists records of R.M. Fowler, including reports, correspondence, transcripts of hearing and related material from the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations (Rowell-Sirois). This includes summary of the hearings (1937-1940), and transcripts of private sittings with the Manitoba and New Brunswick delegations (1938). In addition, there is material from Commission staff in the form of memoranda (1937-1938), precis of discussions (1938-1939), bibliographies and Orders-in-Council, tax forms and notes and estimates relating to unemployment in Canada (1938-1939). There are also copies of several reports issued by the Commission on the taxing power in Canada, debt adjustment, excise duties, and studies of federal systems in other countries.

Fowler, R.M., 1906-1980

Edith Ferguson fonds

  • F0305
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1983, predominant 1959-1978

The fonds consists of some typescript, corrected reports and research papers by Edith Ferguson (1948-1977), as well as published copies of some of them. There are also several volumes dealing with immigrant, integration and multiculturalism issues, novels, and reports from research institutes, government organizations, charitable bodies, and others involved in the immigration and integration fields (1929-1983). There are also some newspaper clippings relating to immigration and multiculturalism in Canada.

Ferguson, Edith, 1903-

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-

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

Danny Grossman Dance Company fonds

  • F0301
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2015, predominant 1970-2006

Fonds consists of the Danny Grossman Dance Company (DGDC) records generated from development; promotional; and professional associations, government councils, and conference; performance, touring, and educational initiatives activities. Danny Grossman's personal correspondence with family, friends, and industry professionals is also included in the fonds.

Danny Grossman Dance Company

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)

Robert D. Cuff and J.L. Granatstein fonds

  • F0299
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1978

The fonds consists of a typescript copy, with handwritten corrections, of 'Accommodation with Empire: Canadian American economic relations, 1945-1950,' by Robert D. Cuff and J.L. Granatstein which was published in 1978 by Samuel Stevens Hackkert & Co., under the title 'American dollars-Canadian prosperity: Canadian-American economic relations, 1945-1950,' and correspondence and readers reports relating to the book.

Cuff, Robert D.

Harry S. Crowe fonds

  • F0297
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, typescripts, reports, publications, research materials, legal documents, course materials, student essays, and administrative material relating Harry S. Crowe activities at York University and Atkinson College, at the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers, with the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism and related subjects.

Crowe, Harry Sherman, 1922-1981

Robert Pridham Crawford fonds

  • F0295
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1978

The fonds consists of personal correspondence of Robert Pridham Crawford and his wife Elsie along with financial records relating to the Gladhill Farm, including income tax records, employment records, and cash books, cancelled cheques, and related material. There is also a good deal of printed material in the form of pamphlets, brochures, magazines and newspaper clippings. These deal with Crawford's professional activities as an engineer. There is also material describing Sudbury, Ontario and material concerned with horses, farming, and homemaking. In addition, the fonds contains notes and material from Crawford's student days at the University of Toronto. There are also some financial records from Dr. E. M. Crawford. There is a small amount of material dedicated to Georgian College, including planning documents, calendars, and some correspondence.

Crawford, Robert Pridham, 1923-1978

Barry Cooper fonds

  • F0294
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1981

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes, and notebooks concerning university courses taught by Barry Cooper and his academic career at York, 1965-1981. There is also personal correspondence, 1965-1966; typescripts and printed articles, and the manuscript of a book on Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Cooper, Barry

Ramsay Cook fonds

  • F0293
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2011

The fonds documents the breadth of Cook's career as a student, academic and historian, and thinker. Records include curriculum vitae; personal and professional correspondence with his peers, colleagues and students (including noted fellow historians such as Michael Bliss, Donald Creighton, James Eayers, W.L. Morton, and Frank Underhill); lecture notes (both as student and professor); research files, clipping files, conference papers; book reviews; manuscripts and typescripts of his various monographs; printed material; copies of articles and essays by others arranged alphabetically by author; subject files; financial records, photographic material; index cards for his thesis; biographical material about, correspondence with, and speeches by Trudeau, as well as copies of Liberal Party material and material by Cook; appraisals and reviews of books, people and student work, as well as an appraisal of a Department of History in a Canadian university; and diaries, as well as other material.

Cook, Ramsay, 1931-2016

Communist Party of Canada fonds

  • F0290
  • Fonds
  • 1940-[1949?]

The fonds consists of several photo reproductions of typed statements and documents used in a meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada, 22-23 January, 1943, the primary document being "The Canker of Factionalism". The statements are from several CPC members who participated in self-criticism and confessional sessions.

Communist party of Canada

Committee for an Independent Canada fonds

  • F0289
  • Fonds
  • 1972

The fonds consists of memoranda from the Committee for an Independent Canada to members, and a series of policy papers on corporate accountability, natural resources and the visual arts in Canada.

Committee for an Independent Canada

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

Centre for Experimental Art and Communication fonds

  • F0285
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1980

The fonds consists of printed material, correspondence, photographs, slides, and related material of the Centre for Experimental Art and Design. The correspondence includes: correspondence with artists, galleries and other arts groups in Canada and overseas, dealing with CEAC exhibitions, CEAC-sponsored travelling shows, and communications concerning gallery events. There is also material dealing with granting agencies, including the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. Also included is correspondence relating to the OCA and CC decisions to suspend funding to CEAC, letters of reaction from CEAC members and supporters. The fonds also has grant proposals and covering documentation, and other material. The fonds also contains various documents written by members of the collective defining the 'new ideology' which would usurp the cultural and political elites, define a post-modern aesthetic. There is also material on related artistic and intellectual ideas. There are newspaper clippings of CEAC events and exhibitions both from Canadian and foreign newspapers, invitations to events, flyers and other announcements of forthcoming events, and clippings about other performance and avant-garde arts in other cities and countries. The photographs and slides concern performances at CEAC, including material related to 'Crash and burn'.

Centre for Experimental Art and Communication (Toronto, Ont.)

Cartographica fonds

  • F0284
  • Fonds
  • 1964-[197-]

The fonds consists typescripts of articles, with editorial corrections in red ink and pencil, galleys, artwork (maps, graphs, diagrams, etc.), correspondence, and related material for production and publication of the Cartographica journal. In addition, there are administrative records, including invoices, addresses of subscribers and editorial members, renewal notices and related material.

Cartographica

Canadian Theatre Review fonds

  • F0281
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1982

The fonds consists of typescripts of articles, galleys, art-work, editorials and related material from the production of the Review. There is also a great deal of correspondence with Canadian theatre companies and theatres, concerning productions, which includes playbills, programs, press releases and related material. There are also financial documents, including invoices for products published by CTR Publications, as well as some budget material.

Canadian Theatre Review

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. fonds

  • F0280
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-2012

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. over the course of over 50 years as a literary agency and management company for writers, public speakers, and actors.

The bulk of the records consist of client files which includes correspondence to and from clients; correspondence with publishers, media, sponsors of talks, radio and television producers; publicity material relating to clients including resumes, headshot photographs, schedules, travel arrangements; newspaper clippings; reader's reports; royalty statements; and contracts. There are also audio cassettes and video cassettes of interviews and recordings of the work of some CSWS clients. Notable clients include: Earle Birney, Arthur Black, Harry Boyle, Adrienne Clarkson, Sorel Etrog, Don Harron, Lynn Johnston, Paul Kligman, Mavor Moore, Lister Sinclair, Harry Somers, Ben Wicks, and Chris Wiggins.

There are also general correspondence files, business records (including office diaries for the period, 1951-1965), manuscripts (from clients and unsolicited), and print materials (publishers' catalogues, anthologies of plays, newsletters, copies of labour agreements between the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and ACTRA, and clippings). There is a series of records related to CSWS Ltd. founder, Matie Molinaro, documenting her early life in New York and her work as a war correspondent during the Second World War. Also included is a series devoted to records related to Marshall McLuhan and his estate, long-time clients of CSWS Ltd, which includes correspondence, contracts, notes, drafts, clippings, offprints, photographs, and ephemera.

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd.

Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association fonds

  • F0279
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1992

The fonds consists of general correspondence of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association, 1980-1992, as well as material relating to the biennial Kingston conferences, including invitations, agendas, programmes, correspondence, financial material, and copies of some of the papers delivered.

Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association

Canadian Film Development Corporation fonds

  • F0278
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1976

The fonds consists of scripts for Canadian Film Development Corporation film productions, including many that never entered the production phase, and others that were never released. Among the titles in the collection are 'Lies my father told me,' (written by Ted Allan, directed by Jan Kadar, 1973), 'La maudite Galette,' (written by Jacques Benoit, directed by Denys Arcand, 1971-1972), 'Rip-off,' (written by William Fruet, directed by Don Shebib, 1970-1971), 'The rowdyman,' (written by Gordon Pinsent, directed by Peter Carter, 1971-1972), 'Return to Rainbow Country,' (written by William Davidson, n.d.), 'Partners,' (written by Norman Snider and Don Owen, 1975), and other titles.

Canadian Film Development Corporation

Sarah Sheard fonds

  • F0277
  • Fonds
  • 1944, 1972-2012

Fonds consists of records documenting Sheard's activities as an writer, editor, educator and psychotherapist, and includes agendas, personal and professional correspondence, notes, draft manuscripts and resource material related to uncollected short stories, non-fiction writing and to her novels "Almost Japanese", "The Swing Era", "The Hypnotist" and "Krank: love in the new dark times".

Sheard, Sarah

Canadian Association for Irish Studies fonds

  • F0275
  • Fonds
  • 1974

The fonds consists of eight audio reels which contain the papers read and proceedings of the seventh annual seminar of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies held at York University in March, 1974. Included on the tapes are a poetry panel of Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley, proceedings of the Yeats Evening, a concert of traditional Irish music, and related material.

Canadian Association for Irish Studies

Tim Buck fonds

  • F0273
  • Fonds
  • 1965

The fonds consists of a copy of transcripts of taped interviews conducted by John Reynolds for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1964. The interviews were never broadcast. The material from these interviews and the transcripts formed the basis for Buck's memoir, 'Yours in the struggle,'and covers the rise of the Communist Party of Canada, Buck's relations with Communists in the Soviet Union and other places, and the denunciation of Stalin in 1956 at the 20th International Congress.

Buck, Tim (Timothy), 1891-1973

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

British Canadian Trade Association fonds

  • F0270
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1980

The fonds documents the creation and activities of the British Canadian Trade Association in promoting trade between Great Britain and Canada.

British Canadian Trade Association

Augusta Boulton fonds

  • F0269
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1885, [197-?]

The fonds consists of photocopies of a series of letters from Charles Arkoll Boulton to his wife Augusta, during the period of the Northwest Rebellion, 1884-1885.

Boulton, Augusta

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

Robert Laird Borden fonds

  • F0267
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1922

The fonds consists of a typescript carbon copy of Robert Laird Borden's dairies for the period, 1912-1922. This covers the war years, the passage of the War Measures Act, the introduction of income tax in Canada, the organization of the Union government, and related topics.

Borden, Robert Laird, 1854-1937

E. A. Beder fonds

  • F0264
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1972

The fonds documents Edward Arthur Beder’s activities as political activist and author and includes manuscripts, 1921-1972; correspondence, 1923-1972; membership lists; files of the Socialist Party of Canada; files of the League for Social Reconstruction, ca. 1933; files of the Canadian League Against War and Fascism, 1934-1937; project outlines files, 1935-1936; lecture notes and abstracts, 1934-1965; notes, 1935-1946; printed material, 1930-1972; and news clippings, 1921-1972.

Beder, E. A. (Edward Arthur), 1895-1978

Germain Rene Bazin fonds

  • F0263
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1974

The fonds consists of Germain Bazin's correspondence with publishers (Abrams, J.P. Taillandier, 'Les nouvelles litteraires', Thames & Hudson), museums and art agencies and exhibitions (International Council of Museums, Theodore Gericault Exposition, Lengyel Project), and administrative matters relating to York University. There is also some personal correspondence, 1971-1974.

Bazin, Germain, 1901-1990

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.

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

Avenue-Bay-Cottingham Ratepayers' Association fonds

  • F0258
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1975

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, minutes and related material for the Avenue-Bay-Cottingham Ratepayers' Association and the Marlborough Avenue Ratepayers' Association. This includes correspondence between Jack Granatstein and Marathon Realty, correspondence with City of Toronto officials, reports of various City departments, minutes of meetings of the Ratepayers' Associations and of advocacy bodies in the city, and reports of Task Forces established by the City and Metropolitan Toronto.

Avenue-Bay-Cottingham Ratepayers' Association.

Association of Cultural Executives fonds

  • F0257
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1988

The fonds consists of documents pertaining to the Association of Cultural Executives such as letters patent, minutes and by-laws, correspondence and papers, financial records, reports, and printed material.

Association of Cultural Executives

Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists fonds

  • F0256
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1983

The fonds consists of television and film scripts considered for ACTRA Awards, 1980-1983. It includes scripts from the popular Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television programmes 'Seeing things,' 'For the record,' and 'The beachcombers,' as well as a National Film Board script, 'A choice of two,' (originally titled, 'Just above water,').

Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists

Harry W. Arthurs fonds

  • F0255
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2016

Fonds consists of Arthurs' records pertaining to his activities including: administrative files for York University and Osgoode Hall Law School, 1961-2006; teaching files, ca. 1961-2009; speeches, 1985-2007; research and writing files, 1957-2008; community service files, 1962-1997; UAW Public Review Board case files, 1967-1977; arbitration case files, 1966-1984; and correspondence, 1958-2007 (predominant 1971-2007). Accession 2007-014 consists of documents for the Federal Labour Standards Review, including correspondence, annotated published and typescript reference material, briefs and notes from the hearings, research projects on labour standards, and drafts of the final report and recommendations. Accession 2009-010 contains records created while with Ontario's Expert Commission on Pensions, including research papers, agendas and submissions for public hearings, briefing notes, and working files.

Arthurs, Harry W., 1935-

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

Edgar Tilden Alberts fonds

  • F0253
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1971

The fonds documents Edgar Tilden Albert's activities as a member of the Organizing Committee of York University and his travel to the Soviet Union for the period 1955-1971.

Albert, Edgar Tilden

Ellen C. Adams fonds

  • F0251
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1978

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

Adams, Ellen C., 1925-1982

Danny Grossman fonds

  • F0244
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2002

Fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence, clippings, programmes and related material that document Grossman's career as a dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company as well as the founding of the Danny Grossman Dance Company. It also includes contracts, grant applications and other financial records, citizenship papers, passports and other collected ephemera.

Grossman, Danny

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

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-

Gerda Wekerle fonds

  • F0234
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1974

The fonds consists of interviews, selected newspaper clippings pertaining to the Fine Arts Building and its architect, reports, and surveys documenting a controversial study by Dr. Wekerle and her students on their move into the new Fine Arts Building at York University in 1973-1974.

Wekerle, Gerda R.

Florence Philpott fonds

  • F0233
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2002

The fonds consists of correspondence, curriculum vitae, ephemera, memoranda, newsletters, selected newspaper clippings, a photograph, and a scrapbook that Philpott selected and retained as mementos. She also collected her peers’ correspondence concerning their nomination of Philpott for the Order of Canada. Fonds also contains biographical information about Philpott included by Professor Ken Moffatt of York University. The fonds is arranged chronologically, an order imposed on the fonds by a graduate student working for Professor Moffatt.

Philpott, Florence, 1909-1992

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

Diana Cooper-Clark fonds

  • F0228
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1994

The fonds consists of audio recordings of unedited interviews conducted by Diana Cooper-Clark with major international novelists. Most of these interviews have been published in her two monographs.

Cooper-Clark, Diana

Dorothy Henderson fonds

  • F0227
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2001

The fonds mainly consists of material related to Margaret Laurence and Dorothy Henderson's work as a member of the Margaret Laurence Home committee. Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings and articles, brochures, reports and programs.

Henderson, Dorothy Campbell, 1916-

Ellen Baar fonds

  • F0226
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1998

Fonds consists of Ellen Baar's course readings, research materials, drafts of published works, committee minutes and supporting documents, notes, and correspondence relating to her work on government regulation, compliance and environmental issues.

Baar, Ellen

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.

Bonnie Burnard fonds

  • F0219
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2016

Fonds consists of Bonnie Burnard’s research material, notes, manuscript and typescript drafts, galley proofs, cover art and other material related to the Canadian and American editions of her novels "A Good house." The fonds also includes story notes, typescript drafts, proofs, correspondence, cover art and other material that pertain to the writing and revision process for Burnard’s novel "Suddenly." The fonds also consists of edited typescripts, notes and proofs for her short story collections "Women of influence" and "Casino and other stories," typescript drafts for several other short stories Burnard has written, including "Evening at the edge of the water," and items related to her role as the editor for "Stag line: Stories by men." Accession 2017-034 consists of records created by Jan Whitford and Jackie Kaiser of Westwood Creative Artists in their role as agents for Bonnie Burnard, including correspondence and contracts with various publishers and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation regarding the publication and reprinting of Burnard's novels and short stories, and the donation of the Bonnie Burnard fonds to York University.

Burnard, Bonnie

Charles Templeton fonds

  • F0216
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1991

The fonds consists of notes, drafts and research material pertaining to several of Charles Templeton's books. The material has been arranged chronologically by year of publication of the respective work.

Templeton, Charles, 1915-

J. David Wood fonds

  • F0215
  • Fonds
  • [195-?]-2000

The fonds mainly documents J. David Wood's activities as a student, research geographer/historian and instructor. Records consist of undergraduate course notes, research notes, correspondence, maps, and photographs relating to his 1958 M.A. thesis, "The Historical Geography of Dumfries Township, Upper Canada, 1816-1852", his 1962 Ph.D. thesis, "The Geography of the Nithsdale-Annandale Region, Dumfriesshire, 1813-1816" and other published articles. Also included are teaching notes from Edinburgh University, 1957-1961 and the University of Alberta, 1964-1965, and records concerning his consultancy work on the external review of the Undergraduate Environmental Studies Program at York University in 2000.

Wood, J. David (John David), 1942 -

Hepatitis C Society of Canada fonds

  • F0212
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2000, predominant 1994-1997

The fonds consists of press releases, clippings, legal files including briefs and exhibits, reports, correspondence, reference materials, Board of Directors meeting minutes and documents, and copies of the society’s submission to the Krever Commission.

Hepatitis C Society of Canada

Tessera fonds

  • F0211
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2006

The fonds consists of records relating to the editing, production and publishing of the Tessera journal including submissions, manuscripts, drafts and proofs, correspondence, advertising files, subscription files, financial records and grant files.

Tessera

Vincent Vaitiekunas fonds

  • F0210
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1993

Fonds mainly consists of material relating to Vincent Vaitiekunas career as a film maker and includes production notes, scripts, correspondence and film reels.

Vaitiekunas, Vincent

Bernard Zukerman fonds

  • F0202
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2000

Fonds consists of research notes, correspondence, screen plays, draft notes, shot lists, cast lists, crew lists, shooting schedules and other material created and/or accumulated by Zukerman in his work as a producer. Fonds also includes copies of scripts sent to Zukerman for his consideration and personal records including diaries, income tax records and other material.

Zukerman, Bernard, 1943-

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

Canada Dance Festival fonds

  • F0199
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1998

The fonds documents the Canada Dance Festival's operational and administrative activities. Records consist of financial records and contracts; grant applications, sponsorship and fund raising files; correspondence and other administrative records including reports; and publicity, special event and marketing records. Also included are posters used in the advertising and marketing of the festival.

Canada Dance Festival

Dee G. Appley fonds

  • F0197
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1969

The fonds consists of research materials and student data produced in the early days of Glendon College by Professor Dee G. Appley. Includes test scores, checklists, questionnaires, coding sheets, index cards, grading reports and other statistics related to the first group of students enrolled at Glendon.

Appley, Dee. G.

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

Robert Christie fonds

  • F0192
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1996, predominant 1913-1996

The fonds consists of material which documents both Christie's acting and pedagogical careers as well as material related to his family and personal life. Includes correspondence and subject files, photographs, playbills, scripts and production files, books, plays and reference materials, financial records, sound recordings, and scrapbooks containing reviews. The fond is arranged in the following series:

Christie, Robert, 1913-1996

Jason Sherman fonds

  • F0191
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2019

Fonds consists of manuscript and typescript copies of Jason Sherman's work, copies of scripts with revisions, clippings and reviews pertaining to the production of his plays and radio and television work, personal and business correspondence, subject files and other material pertaining to his career as a writer as well as the operational files of "What" magazine.

Sherman, Jason, 1962-

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