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Correspondence

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence between Eric Trist and a number of individuals, as well as correspondence created or received by Beulah Trist about the life and work of Eric Trist.

Correspondence

Series consists of Drache’s incoming and outgoing correspondence, mostly pertaining to his academic writing and his work as an instructor at York University and director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies. Some personal correspondence is also part of this series.

Four Shelter project files

Series consists of records pertaining to the work of Rahder and Associates for this project on behalf of women’s shelters in Durham Region and the Counties of Peterborough, Victoria, Haliburton, and Northumberland to identify under-served and marginalized women in their communities. Records in this series include proposals, correspondence, a contract, notes, meeting agendas, questionnaires, budgets, progress reports, research materials, training materials, executive summaries, strategic plans, and the project’s final report. Also included are records pertaining to the creation of a facilitator’s guide by Rahder and Associates for a YMCA anti-racist training program.

Teaching files

Series consists of files pertaining to courses taught by Forer at York University’s Department of Biology. These files include course materials such as syllabi, outlines, reading lists, handouts, examinations and tests, as well as correspondence and Forer’s lecture notes.

Correspondence

Series consists of Forer’s professional correspondence, which includes correspondence and forms pertaining to grant and fellowship applications, correspondence with other scientists and colleagues, correspondence pertaining to the submission of articles for publication in scholarly journals, and his work-related correspondence managed by the Department of Biology secretary at York University. Included in some files are photographs and drawings of cells from Forer’s experiments.

Audiovisual materials

Series consists of audio recordings of Callaghan's interviews for CBC radio and television, literary readings by Callaghan and Exile Editions author Sean Virgo, as well as a discussion between Callaghan and writer Joyce Carol Oates for the 2002 International Festival of Authors in Toronto.

Manuscripts and other writing

Series pertains to Scheier's poetry and prose writing and includes manuscripts for her books "Second Nature", "Sky", "Saints and Runners", "Language in Her Eye" (editor), "Kaddish for my Father : New and Selected Poems 1970-1999", draft poems, articles, notes and writing fragments, writing-related correspondence, and writing from workshops. Some manuscripts sent to Scheier by other writers are also part of this series.

Writers' Union of Canada files

Series consists of records accumulated and created by Scheier in her capacity as a Writers' Union of Canada Ontario representative and National Council member (1986-88) and as chair of its Rights and Freedoms Committee (1988-89). Included in the series are publications, meeting minutes, member lists and newsletters.

Activism files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Scheier while involved with various socialist, social justice and feminist groups in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, including the Sparacist League, Students for a Democratic Society, the Trotskyist League of Canada, Women and Words, and the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League (CARAL). Records in this series include draft speeches, articles and notes written by Scheier, correspondence, publications, research files, meeting agendas and minutes.

Scripts and work files

Series consists of records pertaining to Rita Greer Allen's career as a freelance researcher, screenwriter, producer and broadcaster for Canadian radio and television between the 1940s and the 1970s. The records in this series include scripts written by Rita, research materials, notes, newspaper clippings, interview transcripts, correspondence, photographs and production materials used in the creation of and pertaining to programs for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio and television and for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Also included in this series are manuscripts for Greer Allen's chapter written for the Marion Woodman book "Leaving my father's house: a journey to conscious femininity"(1993). Programs documented in this series include "As children see us", a CBC radio program; "Barometer rising", a CBC radio adaptation of Hugh MacLennan's novel that was later written as a television script; educational radio plays for in-school listening, created for the Departments of Education of the Provinces of British Columbia and Ontario in co-operation with the CBC and for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC); CBC television programs "CBC Thursday night", "Of all people", and "Take 30"; original television drama "The raku fire" (1976); as well as many one-off drama adaptation or documentary projects for radio and television. Many radio scripts written in the 1940s were co-authored with Rita's husband, Robert Greer Allen, and correspondence and writing by Robert appear in some files in this series.

Notebooks

Series consists of manuscript notebooks and diaries created and compiled by Larry Weinstein over the course of his career.

Writing and related files

Series consists of pre-publication or draft versions of writing by Mandel for academic periodicals, newspapers and magazines, conferences, public lectures and speeches, on a wide variety of legal and political topics, particularly constitutional law, prison reform, and Canadian and international politics. Included in this series are reference materials and notebooks, as well as scripts co-written with Harry J. Glasbeek for their radio program, “A taste of justice”, and scripts and transcripts pertaining to Mandel’s contributions to a 1983 CBC Radio “Ideas” program.

Early life and personal records

Series consists of records pertaining to Jim Galloway's early life in Scotland, as well as personal records created throughout his life. Records include notes, sketches and other documents from Galloway's early childhood education and tenure at the Glasgow School of Art, personal notes and correspondence, travel records, date books, passports and immigration records, and other material. Series does not contain records pertaining to Galloway's early musical projects in Scotland, which can be found in the Working Life and Photographs series.

Working life

Series consists of records pertaining to the career of Jim Galloway, including those related to his work as a teacher, touring Jazz musician, radio host, booking agent and Toronto Jazz festival co-founder and administrator. Records include notes, correspondence, promotional material, financial records, festival and gig memorabilia, set lists and song lyrics, records related to specific creative projects, various music union records, draft articles, award documentation, records pertaining to Galloway's agent and record label, grant applications, and other material.

Memorabilia and photographs

Series consists of photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, posters, performance notices and programmes, newsletters, certificates, press releases, CVs and biographies pertaining to Maguire’s career as a dancer, choreographer and teacher.

Feminist Challenge files

Series consists of records created by Janice Newton while completing her PhD research at York University and, later, adapting her dissertation into the 1995 monograph The Feminist Challenge to the Canadian Left, 1900-1918 (McGill-Queen's University Press). The records include research notes, correspondence, photocopies of primary source materials, lecture notes, scrapbooks, photographic prints and negatives, and an audio interview with Mary Ford, niece of Mary Cotton Wisdom.

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.

General correspondence

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence, created or compiled by Galloway over the course of his life.

Photographs

Series consists of personal and professional photographs taken or compiled by Galloway over the course of his life. Subjects include promotional photographs of Galloway and his various musical projects, gig photographs, travel images, photographs of family and friends, and other subjects.

Teaching files

Series consists of records pertaining to Drache’s work as a professor of political science at York University and as a visiting professor at the University of Toronto and McMaster University. These records are course materials including syllabi, course kits and lecture notes, as well as samples of his students’ research papers and other course work, CVs, correspondence and a proposal.

Writing and project files

Series consists of records pertaining to Drache’s academic writing and research project work. These records include drafts and published copies of his writing for journals, books and other publications, research and subject files on political economics, free trade and globalization, project files for initiatives undertaken while director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, and files pertaining to his research about Harold Innis and his role in the organization of Innis centenary activities held in 1994. Also included in this series are correspondence, conference materials, notebooks, proposals and grant applications.

Department of Political Science files

Series consists of records created or accumulated by Janice Newton in the course of her administrative duties in the Department of Political Science at York University. Records include notes, correspondence, minutes and agendas, proposals, and other documents created as a result of her position on various departmental committees. Series also includes anonymous surveys completed by third-year Political Science students as part of a study administered by Newton, graduate and undergraduate supplemental calendars, and miscellaneous reports and publications created by members of the department.

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence sent and received by Mandel pertaining to a wide variety of topics, but it primarily concerns his professional life, including his writing, political activism and media appearances. Many files include copies of Mandel’s outgoing letters as well as incoming correspondence.

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.

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.

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.

Berkeley Studio

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Flemington in his work with Berkeley Studio, the media production centre for the United Church of Canada. Includes: correspondence; meeting minutes; memorandums; workshop and training materials; research and production files for film projects including, “Covenant” about the 6th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, in Vancouver (1983) and “These Things We Share” (1981), a United Church of Canada national television special.

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.

Correspondence of Hans Mohr

Series consists of personal and professional letters and cards received by J.W. (Hans) Mohr from friends and colleagues including Harry W. Arthurs, Roderick A. Macdonald, Robert (Bob) Siemens, Michel Silberfeld, Bob Glossop, Istvan Anhalt, Peter Bieselt, Richard Cullen, and Cyril Greenland discussing philosophy, law reform, law and education, the effects of law on society from the 1960s to the late 1990s, upcoming publications, criminology, sociology, publishing, current events, political theory, legal theory, psychiatry, psychology, conferences, seminars, university policies and academic standards, history, religion, perspectives on educating university students, and events in their personal lives. File also consists of correspondence regarding publication of Hans Mohr’s manuscripts, the death of Ingeborg Mohr, Hans Mohr’s illness, condolences to the Mohr family on Hans’s death, and personal notes and revisions of articles

Personal files of Hans Mohr

Series consists of greeting cards, postcards, correspondence, personal notebooks, photographs and a guestbook from Ingeborg's art exhibits. Greeting cards express holiday and birthday messages, in addition to remarks on Mohr's 50th wedding anniversary and condolences on Ingeborg's death in 2004. The postcards were sent to Mohr from family and friends with images of European cities such as Dresden, Vienna, Edinburgh, Paris, and Athens, as well as Canadian cities such as Montreal and Vancouver. In addition, the series includes two handwritten personal notebooks by Mohr in German from the 1950s, two notebooks of early poetry, and handwritten correspondence between Mohr and his friends from when he travelled to Canada.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Day planners

Series consist of day planners used by Robert Greer Allen to record names, daily appointments and phone numbers pertaining to his personal and professional activities. Also included is an undated address and phone book.

Editing files

Series consists of submissions, manuscripts, correspondence, notes and published materials related to Rachel Zolf's work as a literary and poetry editor. Series documents Zolf's approaches to editing as a freelance editor and in her capacity as poetry editor of The Walrus magazine. Files include information about the submission and editing process at The Walrus during Zolf's tenure. Records document Zolf's correspondence and editorial work with numerous poets, including Leonard Cohen, Lynn Crosbie, Dennis Lee, George Elliott Clarke, M.NourbeSe Philip, Christopher Dewdney, Michael Turner, P. K. Page, Robert Kroetsch, Sharon Thesen, Marilyn Hacker, Juliana Spahr, Billy Collins, Robert Creeley and Nicole Brossard.

Writings files

The series consists of research material, notes, drafts and manuscript copies of Clark's novel "Bite the stars" including drafts edited by Cynthia Holz and Iris Tupholme. The series also includes manuscript and typescript drafts of shorter works by Clark as well as an audio recording of "Pride and Joy" which was adapted as a radio drama for CBC's Morningside.

Snow Cake

Series consists of scripts, posters and audiovisual material of Toronto casting interviews, a promotional kit and a Turkish dub of the film “Snowcake”. Directed by Marc Evans, “Snow Cake” is a story of love and the unorthodox friendship that develops between an autistic woman Linda (Sigourney Weaver) and Alex Hughes (Alan Rickman) who is responsible for the death of her daughter. Also stars Carrie Ann Moss. Co-Produced by Rhombus and Revolution Films.

Aselin Debison: Sweet Is The Melody

Series consists of a production binder, original film footage, promotional documents and production masters of 52 minute televised concert performance by Aselin Debison, a young singer from Cape Breton. The project was also known in the early stages as “Glace Bay Girl”. With a Nova Scotian harbour as background, the concert, directed by Barbara Willis Sweete, was broadcast in 2002, and co-produced by Rhombus and Topsail Entertainment Productions.

Burnt Toast

Series consists of scripts, casting notes, production materials, film and audio elements, posters and production stills of the 2005 comedic production “Burnt Toast”, directed by Larry Weinstein. The 52 minute production features eight operatic vignettes depicting a different stage of a romantic relationship set in contemporary settings. Developing out of an earlier short film “Toothpaste”, “Burnt Toast” is co-produced by Rhombus and marblemedia, featuring original music and libretti and performances by Mark McKenney, Sean Cullen, Peter Wellington, Dan Redican, Jessica Holmes, Scott Thompson, Leah Pinsent, Colm Feore, Paul Gross, Colin Mochrie, Cathy Jones, and Debra McGrath.

Five Days in September (aka See The Music)

Series consists of interview transcripts, musician schedules, original film and audio elements for the ‘reality-style’ documentary exposing the inner workings of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the institution’s efforts in 2004 to launch a new season under a new Maestro, Peter Oundjiian. Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete, the 72 minute documentary features candid footage of celebrity soloists such as YoYo Ma, Emanuel Ax and Renee Fleming as they rehearse, prepare and interact with fans during the week leading up to the premier performance with the orchestra. Produced by Rhombus Media.

Four Seasons

Series consists of production binders, musical scores, production stills and original film and audio elements (including a colour-corrected master) of the 2000 performance piece “The Four Seasons” directed by Barbara Willis Sweete. The 56 minute ballet, set to Vivaldi’s score and choreographed by James Kudelka, featured performances by the principal dancers of the National Ballet of Canada, including Rex Harrington.

The Lanza Sessions

Series consists of original film elements of “The Lanza Sessions”, a 2000 celebration of the work of popular operatic singer Mario Lanza. Directed by David Mortin, the 55 minute television special features archival footage, interviews with contemporaries and performances by Richard Margison, (as the voice of Lanza), soprano Cassandra Riddle, and Tom Burlinson (portraying Lanza’s friend Frank Sinatra). Co-produced by Rhombus, Lanza Music Ltd. And Chairman Robert Girdwood.

Last Night

Series consists of scripts, production notes, media reviews, production stills and movie posters for the 1998 feature film “Last Night”. Written and directed by Don McKellar, the film follows a cast of characters as they struggle through the petty details and minor complications of the final few hours of existence, trying to arrange the perfect end. Features performances by McKellar himself, David Cronenberg, Sandra Oh, Callum Keith Rennie, Tracey Wright and Sarah Polley. Co-produced by Rhombus, CBC, La Sept Arte and Haut et Court.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Series consists of photographic stills and six large-scale mounted photographs used for the promotion of the 1996 televised production of Eugene O’Neill’s play “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” (part of the television series ‘Great Performances’). Directed by David Wellington, the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic unfolds over the course of a day while the Tyrone family confronts their haunting secrets. James Tyrone, the master of the house is played by William Hutt, while Edmund, the consumptive son is played by Tom McCamus. Morphine-addicted mother Mary is played by Martha Henry while Jamie, the elder alcoholic son is played by Peter Donaldson. Martha Burns appears as Cathleen. Coproduced by Rhombus, CBC and Bravo! Television.

Perfect Pie

Series consists of scripts, production binders, correspondence, production stills and all the major film elements of the feature film, including original footage, release prints (one for the India Film Festival), interpositives, optical sound tracks and trims. Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete, the film covers the course of a weekend’s reunion between two estranged ‘best friends’ : a bright and popular beauty who married her high school sweetheart and became a farm wife and a sensitive ugly-duckling who fled her alcoholic mother and recreated herself to become an opera diva. Together they decipher the fragmented memories of a horrifying event that separated them as children and kept them apart. Co-produced by Rhombus and Odeon Films.

Saddest Music in the World

Series consists of scripts, correspondence, production notes, original film and audio elements, promotional material and props from the 2003 film “The Saddest Music in the World”. Directed by Guy Maddin, The Saddest Music in the World was co-written by Guy Maddin and George Toles based on the original screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro. Maddin adapted the screenplay to suit his early twentieth century film aesthetic of grainy black and white photography and slightly out-of-sync sound. The film features a number of film formats and techniques, with black and white 16 and 8mm original film negatives and some colour film imitating early Technicolor.

Described by some critics as a ‘sort-of’ musical, the film is set in Depression-era Winnipeg, with beer baroness, Lady Port-Huntly (Isabella Rossellini) hosting a competition to determine the saddest music in the world (in hopes of increasing her profits). With the tagline “If you’re sad, and like beer, I’m your lady”, the film centers on the men of the Kent family who confront the secrets of their past while locked in the competition for the prize of $25,000.Younger brother Chester (Mark McKinney), the cynical and failed Broadway producer, is ready to mesmerize his former lover with American bravado, assisted by his nymphomaniac amnesic muse, Narcissa (Maria de Medeiros). Older brother Roderick (Ross McMillan), a cellist returning from post-war Serbia, is inconsolable over the disappearance of his beloved wife. Their despairing but patriotic father Fyodor (David Fox) is tormented with guilt over the accidental amputation of the legs of his one true love, Lady Port-Huntly.

Co-produced by Rhombus and Buffalo Gal Pictures, the film won the Directors Guild of Canada’s outstanding achievement in production design (Mathew Davies) and the Genies for costume design (Meg McMillan), editing (David Wharnsby) and original musical score (Christopher Dedrick) in 2004. Guy Maddin also received the Film Discovery Jury Award for best director from the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival the same year. Maddin and and Toles received the Chlotrudis Award for best adapted screenplay in 2005.

Stormy Weather : The Music of Harold Arlen

Series consists of production notes, narration scripts, correspondence, production stills and original film and audio elements for the 2002 performance special “Stormy Weather : The Music of Harold Arlen”. Directed by Larry Weinstein, the 78 minute long celebration of the American popular composer
Harold Arlen (1905-1986) features highly stylized performances of songs such as “Stormy Weather”; “Over the Rainbow”‚ “Paper Moon”‚ and “Get Happy” by the likes of Debbie Harry, Sandra Bernhard, David Johansen, Hawksley Workman and Rufus Wainwright. Interwoven throughout the program is a dramatic treatment of Arlen’s life (Paul Soles playing the role), filled with public success and great personal sadness. Co-produced by Rhombus, BBC, SBS-TV Australia, and others. Material includes numerous contact sheets of each performance set, with artist approvals, as well as original 24 track masters of each performance.

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.

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.

Coach House Press files

Series consists of agendas, minutes of meetings, notes, correspondence, catalogues and other material that documents Sheard's work as an editor of Coach House Press. Included are correspondence and other material with Margaret Atwood concerning the writing and publishing of her novel "Good Bones".

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.

PhD thesis and related files

Series consists of records pertaining to the completion of Crosbie’s PhD in English Literature from the University of Toronto, including her preparation for comprehensive exams and the research and writing of her thesis, “Contextualizing Anne Sexton: confessional process and feminist practice in The Complete Poems". The records in this series include drafts of the thesis, research materials, correspondence, notes, proposals, and reading lists.

Audiovisual material

Series consists of video recordings of Crosbie appearing on a variety of television programs in promotion of her books or as a guest panelist, as well as audio recordings of radio interviews with or literary readings by Crosbie. Included in the series are audio recordings of her interview with Al Purdy in January 2000.

Academic and teaching files

Series consists of material that documents Coles' academic career at the University of Toronto and Cambridge University, as well as his years spent as a professor in the Department of Humanities at York University in Toronto. It includes copies of essays, as well as manuscript and typescript notes taken by Coles while he was a student. Included are notes taken by Coles while completing course work with Northrop Frye, advice from Frye regarding an academic career in 1964, his rough first draft of his M.A. thesis, and columns and reports for the University of Toronto Daily Press. It also contains course files related to Coles' work as professor. These files consist of course outlines, reading lists, lecture notes, clippings related to course material, correspondence related to his teaching and other material that documents the ongoing development and delivery of the courses Man in Search, Concepts of Love, Early Times : Literature and the Imagination of the Child, Myth and the Arts and Works & Days. Records also include annotated working copies of monographs used in his courses and certificates received pertaining to his academics and teaching.

Writing files

Series consists of draft and published copies of articles, interviews, and book chapters written or co-written by Barbara Sternberg. Also included are materials relating to Sternberg's Cinema Canada column, "On Experimental Film," as well as documents pertaining to an unrealized anthology on Canadian experimental film, and several photographs.

Correspondence files

The series consists of personal and professional correspondence including manuscript and typescript copies of letters as well as e-mail received by Coles. It also includes many copies of letters or e-mails written by Coles himself. The series includes family correspondence as well as correspondence with writers such as Christopher Wiseman, Liliane Welch, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Al Purdy, P.K. Page, Steven Heighton, Ralph Gustafson, Adele Wiseman, John Metcalf, David O'Meara, Robyn Sarah, Jan Ruzesky, Betty Jane Wylie, Robert Fulford, Carol Shields, Philip Grover and Tomas Transtromer among others.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation files

Series consists of telecast schedules, correspondence for the Children's Television Department (1982-1987), contractual agreements, files pertaining to the CBC's court case with the Supreme Court of Canada related to "The Boys of St. Vincent" and other material created and or accumulated by John Smith during the course of his work with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

National Film Board files

The series consists of advertisements, production files, press releases, newsletters, Committee 200 files, reports and staff related files created and or accumulated by John Smith and relating to his work with the National Film Board of Canada.

International Association of Art Critics (AICA) files

Series consists of records created and maintained by Pat Fleisher in her capacity as a founding member and treasurer of the Canadian branch of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). These records are primarily notices and correspondence sent to members, but some files pertain to Fleisher's role in collecting membership dues for Canadian members and her travel to London to attend the 2000 AICA Congress. Files in this series also include a copy of a letters patent, grant application materials, a constitution and by-laws, and photographs.

Education and professorial files

Series primarily consists of teaching material including her lecture notes, syllabi, student assignments, course readings, reference material, and course evaluations. Material also contains reports, newsletters, agenda packages, and correspondence pertaining to her administrative roles at York University and a small amount of personal memorabilia and ephemera from her undergraduate and graduate studies.

Take 30 scripts

The series consists of typescript copies of scripts for the CBC program "Take 30" for which Norquay was a writer, researcher and broadcaster.

Administrative and subject files

Series consists of records created and maintained by Pat Fleisher between 1971 and 2008. The records in this series pertain to Fleisher's work as a freelance art consultant and a leader of Toronto Board of Education art tours, her research for and work as an art magazine publisher, and other assorted projects. These records include notebooks and day planners, photographs, video cassettes, computer disks, an audio cassette, notes, articles, business and financial records, contracts, contact lists, and research and promotional materials.

Artist files

Series consists of records accumulated and created by Pat Fleisher between 1975 and 2008. The records in this series pertain to Fleisher's work as an art magazine publisher and her acquisition of content for those publications, specifically relating to artist profiles and the promotion of art shows. These records include unsolicited artist portfolios, materials submitted to Fleisher for use in her Artfocus "cybergallery", and photographs of artwork and artist biographical materials accumulated by Fleisher for use in her magazines and/or for the production of Fleisher's freelance art-related writing. Files in this series consist of artist bios and CVs, art cards, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, computer disks, and art show promotional materials.

Jane Mallet and Associates files

Series consists of files containing correspondence, financial records, memos, legal documents and other material related to Christie's involvement with Jane Mallet and Associates, the production company for which Christie was a partner along with Jane Mallet and Don Harron. It contains a considerable amount of correspondence between Harron and Christie related to the staging of various productions including Earle Birney's "Turvey" and to Chrisite's portrayals of Sir John A. MacDonald as part of the Canadian Centennial Commission's celebration of the centenary.

Christie family files

Series consists of correspondence, yearbooks, family histories, photographs, collected memorabilia and ephemera related to Christie's immediate and extended family. Aside from more general files, it also contains groups of files specifically related to Chrsitie's father David Wallace Christie, to his ex wife Granier Mortimer Christie and to the Stacey family as well as ephemera in the form of identification cards, awards and certificates belonging to Christie and correspondence exchanged with Margot Christie while Christie was serving with the Canadian Army. There is also information regarding Christie's death including a series of journals kept by his caretaker towards the end of his life.

Open College files

The series consists of personal and administrative files of Open College created and/or accumulated by Margaret Norquay including clippings, student packages, contracts, correspondence, notes, diaries, journals, reports and minutes from various projects and memorabilia documenting her role as its founder and as a professor. Series also includes drafts and scripts for Norquay's course "Ethnic Relations in Canada : Understanding People of Another Culture" and audio recordings, transcripts and notes from interviews conducted by Norquay with various ethnic groups as a part of her course work.

Correspondence and subject files

Series consists of chronologically arranged subject files and/or scrapbooks that were maintained by Christie on an annual basis between the years 1913 and 1984. The material up to 1959 was maintained in bound scrapbooks following which they were maintained as loose material in file folders. In both cases, they contain clippings, reviews, programs, miscellaneous correspondence, photographs and ephemera that document Christie's personal and/or professional life. The early scrapbooks contain Christie's record of Baptism as well as report cards from Riverdale Collegiate and programmes related to his early acting career at Hart House Theatre while he was a student at the University of Toronto. Included are records of Christie's acting career in London, England where he acted as part of the company of the Old Vic among other companies and of his acting career in Canada where he was a long term member of the New Play Society and the Stratford Shakespearean Festival company.

Scripts and production files

Series consists of scripts, notes, photographs, articles and clippings related to various theatre productions, television and radio shows with which Christie was involved. It includes material related to productions of "The dream," "Here lies Sarah Binks," "Sweeney Todd" and "Sir John A. MacDonald." It also contains published copies of plays annotated by Christie that demonstrate stage directions and other comments related to his portrayal of his characters in these plays.

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.

Scripts

The series consists of scripts written by others and sent to Bernard Zukerman for his consideration.

York University files

Series consists of records pertaining to Jarrell's work as a professor and administrator at York University. Records include course syllabi and handouts, examinations and assignments, lecture notes, course evaluations, presentation slides, handbooks, a student cookbook, correspondence, reports, photographs, applications, and forms.

Subject files

Series consists of a variety of records, including files pertaining to Jarrell's involvement with the Markham Environmental Alliance, his academic publishing company, Scientia Press, and his university education at Indiana University and the University of Toronto. Records include financial statements, correspondence (including printed e-mail), newsletters, agendas, notices, pamphlets, membership lists, notebooks, essays, book reviews, and photographic slides.

Letters and reports

The series consists of reports and correspondence with the Banff School, music festivals, the Royal Conservatory, and related bodies.

Scrapbooks

The series consists of scrapbooks, arranged by subject and organized chronologically, for recitals and opera (1945-1977); additional scrapbooks are arranged alphabetically by subject (literature, war, world events).

Biographical material

The series consists of Vinci's personal documents and correspondence related to his education and immigration to the United States as Ernst Wreszynski. Also includes newspaper clippings about Vinci and biographical sketches ready for publication. Later accessions include personal and family correspondence between Vinci and his wife, and Vinci and his parents and parents-in-law, and other relatives during the 1930s as they tried to escape Germany. There is some correspondence regarding Vinci's efforts to sponsor his sister-in-law and niece after the Second World War.

Programmes of musical concerts

The series consists of programmes for concerts and recitals in several venues, as well as those for the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music concerts, Massey Hall, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, the Metropolitan Opera House (New York), and others.

Grant application files

Series consists of grant applications to the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Metropolitan Toronto Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, including general applications, funding for tours, targeted grants (Development workshops, Teacher training, Promotional video, specific purchases of equipment, etc). As well, there are applications for funds to the Ministry of Culture and Communications (Ontario) for tour monies, management development, money from the Half Back promotion, and applications for grants from the department of External Affairs (Canada) for offshore tours, the Department of Communications (Canada) for specific purcahses and related material.

Early career and Time files

Series consists of records from Lewis's early journalism career as a reporter with The Montreal Star and Time Magazine. Records include photographs, research notes, reports, drafts, internal and interoffice memoranda, correspondence, news releases, magazine and newspaper clippings, and other material.

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