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Michael A. Gilbert fonds
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Grad faculty

File consists of correspondence and a memorandum pertaining to Gilbert's graduate faculty membership at York University.

Grants 2000-2001

File consists of grant application forms and correspondence pertaining to Gilbert's grants from York University.


File pertains to a Department of Philosophy faculty recruitment process in 1990. Records include a memorandum and recruitment worksheets.

Language, phil. of (PH 320)

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Philosophy of Language (PH 320.6). Records in this file are an examination, a test, notes, course handouts and a course outline.

Library : reserve lists

File consists of library reserve lists and related correspondence and memoranda pertaining to courses taught by Gilbert's at York University.

Logic : intro

File consists of a test and test answers for Introduction to Logic (PH 2100), taught by Gilbert in Oct. 1983.


File consists of memoranda, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and Gilbert's merit claims pertaining to York University's Department of Philosophy merit-based pay increases.

Modal Logic (PH 4100.6)

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Modal Logic (PH 4100.6). Records in this file are notes, course handouts, articles and lecture notes.

Modes : handouts, exams, etc.

File pertains to two courses taught by Gilbert, Modes of Normative Reasoning (AK/MR 176B) and Modes of Reasoning (AS/MR 171), in 1975-1976. Records in this file are course outlines and syllabi, examinations, course handouts and study questions, as...

Paradox Communications

File consists of a business license, registration forms, a statement of operations pertaining to Gilbert's business, Paradox Communications, formerly Effective Dispute Management.

PHIL 2100

File pertains to this course taught by Gilbert at York University entitled Introductory Logic. Records in this file are final exams, quizzes, take-home assignments, course outlines, and lecture notes.

PHIL 6250

Item is a outline for this course, Recent Issues in Trans/Gender Theory (GS/PHIL 6250), taught by Gilbert.

Referee reports

File consists of reports, correspondence and application form pertaining to Gilbert's work as a referee for academic journal articles, manuscripts and grant applications.


File pertains to SSHRC-funded project by Gilbert on gender fluidity. Records in this file are invoices, claim forms, notes, consent forms and questionnaires.

SSHRC 2007

File consists of a notice of award, external assessment forms and correspondence pertaining to SSHRC grant applications by Gilbert.

TA stuff

File consists of Philosophy Department TA systems and procedures draft documents, memoranda, a pamphlet and schedule for TA Day '92, and a list of courses and corresponding teaching assistants.

Tenure & promotion

File pertains to Gilbert's 1979 application for tenure and includes reference letters, correspondence, forms, notes, memoranda, a list of referees, a report of the Senate Committee on Tenure and Promotion, teaching evaluation questionnaires a...

UGD 92/93

File pertains Gilbert's role as the Department of Philosophy's Undergraduate Director. Records in this file are a faculty list, a degree requirements document, memoranda, correspondence, a departmental newsletter, notes, a departmental o...

York Univ. : Atkinson

File consists of Atkinson College reports, memoranda about grading systems, Atkinson College Council meeting notices, correspondence regarding Gilbert's teaching load, and examination procedures.

Agent - Colbert

File consists of a letter and a press release pertaining to The Colbert Agency Inc. Also included is a letter from Denise Bukowski of the Bukowski Agency declining Gilbert as a client.


File consists of draft manuscripts and illustrations for a children's book written by Gilbert and illustrated by his son, Zachary, entitled "The Story of Bevis and Big Beard Bonzo". Included in the file is a 1992 letter from Susan R...

Buck Brown

File pertains to Gilbert's written response, "Bucking Back: A Reply to Posner", to an article written by Judith Posner, entitled "Dirty Old Women: Buck Brown's Cartoon" and published in the "Canadian Review of So...

Cross word puzzles

File pertains to an article by Gilbert entitled "Solving Cross Words Puzzles", published in "CA Magazine" and "Leader's Magazine" (a condensed version). Records in this file are correspondence, a draft version of...

Diamond, Paula

File consists of correspondence and notes pertaining to Gilbert's search for a new literary agent and his novel "Thriller", in particular with Paula Diamond, who became his agent.


File consists of a cover letter and manuscripts for a short story by Gilbert entitled "The Inspector", which was submitted to "EXILE" for publication.


File pertains to an article entitled "Manipulation", written by Gilbert and Joseph Agassi and submitted for publication to the journal "Human Studies". Records in this file are correspondence, article drafts, notes, and an abst...

"Office Party" : corr.

File pertains to Gilbert's book "Office Party". Records in this file are correspondence, a copyright registration certificate, a publishing agreement, royalty statements, and an invitation to screenings of the film version of "...

OP [Office Party] : film

File pertains to a film made by SC Entertainment Corporation based on Gilbert's novel "Office Party", for which Gilbert wrote the screenplay. Records in this file are newspaper and magazine clippings, a cast list, a contract, a view...

"Office Party" : movie

File pertains to the sale of the film option for Gilbert's novel, "Office Party", and the writing of the screenplay by Gilbert. Records in this file are correspondence, a film treatment, an agreement between Gilbert and A.G. Product...


File consists of articles, both manuscripts and published copies, written by Gilbert. The following articles are included in the file: "Backing Buck: A Reply to Posner", "David Lewis on Possible Worlds", "Stalnaker: A Theo...


File consists of correspondence and notices pertaining to Gilbert's participation in writers' festivals and events.

Uptown [The Uptown Cookbook]

File consists of a proposal and excerpt for a written work by Gilbert entitled "The Uptown Cookbook: A Modern Guide to the Composition and Value of Fine Food".

Willard review

Item is the annotated manuscript of a book review written by Gilbert on Charles Arthur Willard's "A Theory of Argumentation".

Win : corr.

File consists of correspondence, memoranda, royalty statements, a copy of a contract, tip sheets, and a promotional itinerary pertaining to the publishing and promotion of Gilbert's book "How to Win an Argument".

IFGE 2005 : Austin TX

File pertains to Gilbert's attendance and presentation at the 2005 conference of the International Foundation for Gender Education Inc., held in Austin, Texas. Records in this file are correspondence, e-mail, Gilbert's presentation propo...


File consists of correspondence, notes and newspaper clippings pertaining to Gilbert's visit to Israel in 1988 and involvement with PEN International.

Very old

File consists of letters, receipts and identity cards pertaining to Gilbert's early life and education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as children's drawings, a letter of reference, a theatre program, Gilbert'...

Waterloo conference

File pertains to Gilbert's attendance at a May 1993 conference to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the University of Waterloo's Department of Philosophy graduate program. Records in this file are schedules, correspondence, an abstract, ...

Letters to parents

File consists of two letters written by Gilbert and his wife, Ruth, offering his parents suggestions for a trip to Europe.

Letters received

File consists of personal and professional correspondence received by Gilbert. Correspondents include Andreas Schroeder, Heather Menzies, June Callwood, Richard Thomas Wright, Celso Lopez, Barbara Saldinger, Diane Gilbert and others.

Zack : bar mitzvah

File pertains to the bar mitzvah of Gilbert's son, Zachary, held in May 1986, and include letters, invoices, guest lists and photographs. Also included in the file are other materials pertaining to Zachary's childhood, including school a...

Abst. alg.

File consists of Gilbert's handwritten notes and class assignments for this course on abstract algebra.


File consists of handwritten notes and two student papers written by Gilbert entitled "An explication and defense of Van Iten's interpretation of Berkeley" and "Berkeley: Ontology or Epistemology".

Epistemology - perception

File pertains to an undergraduate course on analytic philosophy taken by Gilbert. Records in this file are handwritten notes, handouts, and two papers by Gilbert entitled "Malcolm and Chisholm" and "Malcolm on Certainty".


File consists of Gilbert's handwritten notes for an undergraduate course.


File pertains to a course taken by Gilbert entitled "Introduction to Logic". Records in this file are Gilbert's notes, a test and a quiz.

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