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For the record production files

Series consists of records that pertain to the production of "For the record" television drama series. Records include correspondence, memoranda with CBC officials and colleagues, reports regarding the series' objectives and mandate, analysis of audiences and feedback ratings broken down by age and gender, meeting notes, handwritten script ideas and notes, copies of scripts, story proposals, press releases, promotional material and newspaper clippings. The series also includes files for several episodes that contain background research into production subjects, correspondence from viewers about episodes, budget estimates and resource requisition forms, various production-related schedules, and call sheets. Series also contains one file with photographs and six videocassettes of fourteen episodes.

General CBC files of Sig Gerber

Series consists of records created by Sig Gerber as a result of his work as a producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). These records include training manuals, booking calendars, show run-downs, production files, reports on broadcasting policy, press releases, producers' and directors' magazines, internal CBC memoranda and correspondence, program outlines, reports, promotional materials, scripts, photographs, and newspaper clippings about programs produced by Gerber. Also included in this series is a file of ephemera and photographs from Gerber's time at CHUM radio station in Toronto, where he worked before he joined the CBC.

Man alive production files

Series consists of story outlines, edited scripts, lists of film and sound rolls, interview questions, travel documents, promotional material, budgets, research notes, and correspondence for episodes of the series that involved Sig Gerber. The episodes deal with spiritualism within First Nations communities, musicians such as Mac Davis, Ocean, the Perth County Conspiracy and Bruce Cockburn, reproduction and the question of what it means to be human, genetics and the scientific control of evolution, population explosion and the global food crisis, the struggle to overcome physical disabilities, religious faith in Cuba, exploitation of Caribbean countries by tourism, and the work of theologian Hans Kung. Also included in the series are files pertaining to awards won by Gerber-produced "Man alive" episodes.

Research index cards

Series consists of index cards created by Janice Newton while conducting graduate research at York University. These cards were likely repurposed and augmented as she later adapted her PhD dissertation into a monograph. They contain biographical information on individuals, primarily women, who were active on the political left circa 1892 to 1920, as well as miscellaneous research notes, bibliographical references, and correspondence.

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.

Audiovisual materials

Series consists of video recordings of Maguire’s dancing and choreography, as well as audio recordings of the accompanying music used in rehearsal and performance.

Project files

Series consists of records pertaining to Maguire’s activities as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and arts organizer. These records, which include grant applications, photographs, letters of agreement, correspondence, proposals and notes, document Maguire’s work as an instructor in dance in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the York University, her independent choreography and dance projects, and her involvement with community arts education and dance instruction.

Inde Festival files

Series pertains to the organization and development of the Inde Festival of New Music and Dance, which was created in 1985 by Maguire and ran until 1992. These records include correspondence, financial statements, photographs, press releases, programmes, grant applications, proposals, contracts, notes and promotional materials. Also included in this series are administrative files pertaining to Maguire’s subsequent organization, Inde Multidisciplinary Arts Projects.

Day planners

Series consists of day planners maintained by Maguire pertaining to her personal and professional activities. Also part of this series is an address book.

Awards, reading tours and promotional material

The series consists of correspondence, invitations, travel schedules, clippings and promotional material related to the publication of Mistry's work and to reading tours associated with it including his selection to the "Oprah Book Club". Series also includes material pertaining to the awards and nominations he received for his books.

Correspondence

The series consists of personal and professional correspondence including copies of letters received by Mistry from Leone Rook, John Metcalfe, Graeme Gibson, Alberto Manguel, Craig Stephenson, John Irving, Jane and Tony Urquhart, Pico Iyer, Louis de Berniers, Mavis Gallant, Greg Hollingshead, Michael Ondaatje, Greg Gatenby, David Staines and Steven Heighton among others and, in many cases, copies of letters written by Mistry himself.

Literary manuscripts

The series consists of notes, drafts, proofs and cover art for his books Tales from Firozsha Baag, Such a Long Journey, A Fine Balance and Family Matters and the screenplay, production files, correspondence and promotional material related to the film adaptation of Such a Long Journey.

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.

Activism files

Series consists of files pertaining to Mandel’s work as a political activist. These records document the nature and breadth of Mandel’s involvement with issues including prison reform, abortion rights, the US invasion of Nicaragua, Israel and Palestine, the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mandel’s advocacy work as a lawyer and his involvement with legal cases and submissions to boards of inquiry and/or commissions are also documented in this series. Records in this series include correspondence, research materials, legal documents, newspaper clippings, press releases, speaking notes and petitions.

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.

Osgoode Hall Law School files

Series consists of records pertaining to Mandel’s activities during his tenure as a professor at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School from 1974 to 2013.

Social activism material

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

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

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

Personal material

Series consists of financial records, correspondence,family photographs, stamps postcards and memorabilia accumulated by Lee Lorch for personal reasons. Also includes tributes and awards received by Lorch as well as his CV and published articles regarding his accomplishments and activities.

Academic and teaching material

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

Published material

Series consists of draft articles, correspondence and reference material related to Lorch's published mathematical research as well as his numerous letters-to-the-editor, speeches and published articles on such subjects as academic freedom; racism, sexism and discrimination in academia; the civil rights movement; the international mathematical community and anti-Soviet bias in the Western scientific community. Also includes some material reviewed and edited by Lorch.

Collected articles

Series consists of off-prints, photocopies and drafts of mathematical articles collected and preserved by Lorch for reference and research purposes. Some articles have correspondence and notes by Lorch attached.

Posters

Series consists of posters promoting Jeanne Randolph's books and her participation in lectures, performances and panel presentations, as well as posters pertaining to the YYZ Gallery, art critic Donald Goodes and artists including Fastwurmz and Panya Clark.

Photographs

Series predominantly consists of personal photographs of Jeanne Randolph, her family and friends, as well as travel and landscape photographs taken by Randolph. Also included are photographs accumulated by Randolph of the work of artists including Joanne Tod, Spring Hurlbut, Susan Kealey, Fastwurms, Andy Fabo, Sue Coe, and Steve Higgins.

Audiovisual materials

Items in this series include video recordings of Jeanne Randolph's performances/lectures at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Mendel Art Gallery and the Dunlop Art Gallery, as well as audio recordings of lectures by Thomas Pepper and Richard Purdy and art videos by Fastwurmz.

Medical career files

Series consists of correspondence, notes, journal articles, presentation slides, and draft articles pertaining to Jeanne Randolph's career as a medical doctor in the field of psychiatry with a specialization in obesity and eating disorders. These records document Randolph's certifications and early career in Toronto, participation in research studies and conferences, and research, writing and publications in this area.

Memorabilia

Series consists of personal memorabilia created and/or accumulated by Jeanne Randolph pertaining to the Randolph and Bryant families, Randolph's childhood in Texas, and her son, Jones Miller. These items include scrapbooks, diplomas, photographs, yearbooks, artwork, postcards, identification and membership cards, and newspaper clippings.

Writing and related files

Series consists of files documenting Jeanne Randolph's writing in the area of art theory and criticism. Included in this series are notes, research materials, photographs and annotated draft manuscripts pertaining to articles published in journals and exhibition catalogues and her books "Psychoanalysis and synchronized swimming", "Symbolism and its discontents", "Why stoics box" and "Ethics of luxury". Samples of Randolph's early creative writing are also part of this series, as are notes and promotional materials pertaining to lectures and readings given by Randolph in the 1990s and 2000s as part of writing residency programs or in promotion of her books.

Life files

Series consists of files comprised of correspondence, articles, photographs, ephemera and other materials created, accumulated and grouped together by Jeanne Randolph and organized by date. These files pertain to Randolph's personal and domestic life, her activities as a writer, lecturer and critic, as well as her work as a psychiatrist.

Subject files

Series consists of records including correspondence, curricula vitae and biographical materials, journal articles, brochures and notices, photographs and research files, created and/or accumulated by Jeanne Randolph pertaining to her personal life, applications for arts grants, subject-based research, travel, and her involvement with a variety of arts organizations, galleries and events.

Journals and day planners

Series consists of journals and day planners maintained by Jeanne Randolph from the early 1970s to 2013. Also included in the series are travel journals and address books.

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence received by Jeanne Randolph as well as some copies of her outgoing correspondence. Most of the correspondence is personal in nature, exchanged between Randolph, her family and friends in letter, postcard or e-mail formats. Correspondents include Suzanne Mantell, Alan J. Berger, Sigrid Dahle, Vera Frenkel, Christopher Lefler, and Elizabeth, Carol and Amy Randolph.

Photo albums and passports

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

Non-fiction manuscripts by Lloyd Mackenzie

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

Diaries of Lloyd Mackenzie

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

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

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

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

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