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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.

Childbirth by Choice Trust fonds

  • F0513
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2005

Consists of research and reference material in the form of subject files, reports, briefs, clippings, drafts, notes and correspondence relating to the activities of the Childbirth by Choice Trust including letters from supporters and adversaries, legal documentation pertaining to cases about abortion law, publications by government offices, support groups, etc.

Childbirth by Choice Trust

Daniel Cappon fonds

  • F0282
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1982

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence, research notes, and audio-visual material concerning Daniel Cappon's administrative activities as professor at the University of Toronto and his research in psychiatry.

Cappon, Daniel

David Bakan fonds

  • F0260
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2001

The fonds consists of the records of David Bakan pertaining to his work as a York University professor and academic. Included are manuscript drafts and other writing, correspondence, notes, lecture notes, research materials, sound recordings, and teaching files.

Bakan, David

Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn collection

  • F0649
  • Collection
  • 1924-1998

Collection consists of promotional material, family documents, correspondence, news clippings, recordings of public lectures, television and radio appearances and newsletters created by or regarding Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn.

Mendelsohn, Dr. Robert S.

Eric Trist fonds

  • F0681
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-2014, predominant 1919-1993

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the life and work of social scientist Eric Trist. Records include photographs and textual material pertaining to Trist's early life and education in Dover, England, student records from his time at Cambridge and Yale Universities, and material related to his career as a theorist and academic in the fields of psychology and organizational development. These latter records consist of publications, presentations and other writings authored or co-authored by Eric Trist, records pertaining to Trist's teaching career in both the United States and Canada, and material related to the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, of which Trist was a founding member.

Trist, Eric Lansdown, 1909-1993

Graham Reed fonds

  • F0390
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1988

The fonds partially documents Granham Reed's research activities in psychology for the period of 1948-1988.

Reed, Graham

Helder Marques' deportation case

File consists of material which document PIN's response to the deportation of Helder Marques. Material includes: leters sent to members of parliament and to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; copies of letters sent by other organizations to members of parliament, such as the AIDS Committee of Toronto; other correspondence; press releases; media contact lists; and notes.

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

Ian Gentles fonds

  • F0106
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2017

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Gentles’ roles as a professor of history at York University, as an active member of the Coalition for Life, and as Vice-President and Research Director of the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research. These include files related to Gentles' teaching at Glendon College, York University and Tyndale University College, his research and publishing activities in the field of history, as well as records pertaining to his administrative activities at York. They also includes files related to Gentles’ research in bioethics—primarily on the subjects of abortion and assisted suicide—as well as records related to the administrative activities of the Coalition for Life and the deVeber Institute.

Gentles, Ian

J.D. Keehn fonds

  • F0109
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1995

Fonds consists of J.D. (Jack) Keehn’s published articles (1951-1990), speaking engagements (1951-1994), research files, professorial files, photographs and negatives for graphs used in publications, draft manuscripts for published and unpublished works, book reviews, essays, and press clippings.

Keehn, J.D., 1925-1995

John R. Seeley fonds

  • F0405
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1971, predominant 1960-1963

The fonds consists of correspondence of John R. Seeley, materials related to several York University committees (On Undergraduate Studies, President's Advisory, Campus Planning, Curriculum, Social Science Curriculum, Senior Staff Recruitment), departments (Sociology, Atkinson College, Psychology) and bodies (Senate, Faculty Council, Senior Common Room), as well as material on individual faculty members. There is also material relating to the Ford Foundation, which provided funding to the university in its infancy, correspondence and reports for President Murray Ross, as well as documentation of the dispute of 1962-1963 at York University.

Seeley, J. R. (John Ronald), 1913-2007

Libby Scheier fonds

  • F0130
  • Fonds
  • 1924, 1948-2001

Fonds consists of records documenting Libby Scheier's personal life, her work as a writer and as a teacher, her involvement with political organizations and with the Writers' Union of Canada. These records include correspondence, draft poems and other writing, draft manuscripts and proofs for her published works, teaching files, publications, newspaper clippings, personal ephemera and memorabilia, childhood diaries and high school notebooks, college papers and lecture notes from Sarah Lawrence College, copies of published articles and other writing by Scheier, pins, and graphic materials including posters, photographs and paintings.

Scheier, Libby

Marilou McPhedran fonds

  • F0514
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2016, predominant 1985-2003

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran through her activities as a lawyer, legal reformer, and activist. These records illustrate the breadth and variety of McPhedran's work in the areas of constitutional reform, women's international and national rights, women's health, and violence against women and children. Included in the fonds are administrative records of a number of non-profit organizations and committees of which she was a founder, including the Women's Legal Education Action Fund, the Gerstein Centre, the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence against Women and Children, and the Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution. Other records in this fonds, including subject files, correspondence and conference materials, document McPhedran's academic, research and writing work and her contracted work for women's health organizations.

McPhedran, Marilou

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-

Pro-Life Action Coordinating Group

File consists of material related to the pro-life demonstration at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto City Hall, held 10 February, including a promotional letter and a poster. The file also contains the meeting minutes of the Executive Committee of the Coalition for the Protection of Human life and the Steering Committee of the Pro Life Action Coordinating Group, which discuss the plan for the demonstration.

Rita Greer Allen fonds

  • F0596
  • Fonds
  • [1930?]-2005

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by Rita Greer Allen pertaining to her career as a freelance writer, researcher and broadcaster for radio and television, her work as an artist and sculptor, and her interest in and research about Jungian psychology. These records document Greer Allen's writing of dramatic and documentary scripts for radio and television in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, particularly her adaptations of short stories, novels and plays. Radio scripts written in the 1940s in collaboration with her husband, Robert Greer Allen, are also part of this fonds, as are scripts, audio recordings, interview transcripts and research materials pertaining to Greer Allen's writing, production and on-screen presenting work in the 1960s and 1970s for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) television program "Take 30". Correspondence and contracts pertaining to her work are included in the fonds and illustrate the long-term freelance nature of Greer Allen's radio and television writing for the CBC, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and others. The fonds documents Greer Allen's lifelong interest in art, particularly her work in the 1970s and 1980s as an artist and sculptor of raku pottery. Personal records, correspondence, research files and records pertaining to Greer Allen's travels are also included. Records in this fonds are correspondence, scripts, transcripts, notes and notebooks, photographs, audio recordings, day planners, artwork, research materials, newspaper clippings, posters, and personal memorabilia.

Greer Allen, Rita, 1918-2010

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

The Uncertified Human : speaker's presentation on abortion

File consists of the contents of a binder labelled, "The Uncertified Human: Speaker's Presentation on Abortion," created by Uncertified Human Publishing Company, who also issued a pro-life magazine of the same name between 1973 and 1981. The speaker's presentation includes talking points, illustrative slides depicting fetal development and abortion, the text of a lecture in 20-25 minute and 30-35 minute versions, forty examples of "leading questions" for the audience, and a guide on how to respond to hostile questions. The appendix includes the essay, "Abortion and the Unwanted Child," by Ian Gentles, 1973, information sheets, and other short papers such as, "The Factor of Rape in Abortion," 1977, "Christian Theology and Abortion," and "Feminist as anti-abortionist." The file also contains two issues of "The Uncertified Human: Canada's Pro-Life Magazine," Vol. 6, no. 9 (February 1979) and Vol. 6, no. 10 (March 1979).

VIVER

File consists of reports, meeting minutes, agendas, and other material, related to VIVER: The Portuguese-speaking HIV/AIDS Coalition [A coligacao de agencias de lingua portuguesa sobre a SIDA/AIDS e VIH/HIV].