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Zdenka Volavka fonds

  • F0132
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-1999

Fonds consists of Zdenka Volavka records accumulated and created over the course of her professorial career. The majority of files consist of annotated photocopied material obtained through interlibrary loans (the card catalogue indexing this material was prepared by Zdenka's long-time assistant, the late Charlotte Carrol). Files also contain material related to her involvement at York University and her research on the kingship and royal ritual in Ngoyo, Africa.

Volavka, Zdenka

Yvonne Vera fonds

  • F0697
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2015, predominant 1985-2005

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Yvonne Vera’s activities as a prominent African writer of English fiction and as a student and teacher of English literature while in Canada. Records include finished copies, typescripts and drafts of published and unpublished works; copies of articles written by and about Vera; personal and professional correspondence; personal memorabilia. Fonds includes a selection of books both by and belonging to Vera and a copy of the Vera biography, “Petal Thoughts,” by Ericah Gwetai. The fonds consists of items created and accumulated together by Vera and Jose, as well as mementos brought from Zimbabwe by Vera.

Vera, Yvonne

York University Transport Centre fonds

  • F0028
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1984

The fonds consists of the technical reports deriving from research projects sponsored by the Joint Programme in Transportation of the York University Transport Centre.

York University Transport Centre

York University Senate collection

  • F0078
  • Collection
  • 1961-1992

The collection consists of the Minutes of the Senate, 1961-1992; and the records of the Academic Policy and Planning Committee, 1968-1981; the Committee on Admissions, Recruitment and Student Assistance, 1960-1980; the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Standards, 1987-1990; the Committee on Curriculum Policy and Instruction, 1979-1986; the Curriculum Committee, 1968-1979; the Committee on Examinations and Academic Standards, 1974-1983; the Executive Committee, 1967-1980; the Committee on the Institute for Behavioural Research, 1964-1966; the Library Committee, 1976-1983; the Committee on the Organization and Structure of Senate and the University, 1975-1980; the Committee on Research, 1983-1990; and the Co-ordinating Committee, 1973.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Senate

York University Provost fonds

  • F0075
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the Provost, 1981-1989 and the Disciplinary Review Committee, 1984-1986.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Provost

York University Pollution Probe fonds

  • F0026
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1973

The fonds documents the activities of the York University chapter of Pollution Probe for the period 1969-1973. It includes correspondence with members and the central organization, some financial records, reports, subject files, newsletters from other Pollution Probe chapters, newspaper clippings, photographs and posters.

York University Pollution Probe

York University photograph collection

  • F0091
  • Collection
  • 1904-1991

The University photographic collection consists of photographs of individuals, university officials, faculty, students, sports teams, personalities, and campus buildings, including Glendon Hall.

York University Archives and Special Collections

York University Office of the President fonds

  • F0073
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2016

The fonds consists of the records of the President in the following series: Correspondence and papers, 1958-1987; Reports and printed material, 1962-1983; Speeches, 1960-1984; Minutes, 1958-1983; Press releases, 1960-1967; Financial records, 1959-1982; Academic and administrative appointments, 1960-1978; Personal papers, 1959-1986; Appointment books, 1962-1983; Guest books, 1960-1972; Manuals, 1963-1981; Organization charts, 1968-1978; Blueprints and photographs, 1968-1980; Presidential memoranda, 1963-1985; Annual reports, 1965-1988. In addition, the functions that comprise the Office of the President are represented in the records of the Assistant and Special Officer to the President, 1967-1974; the Assistant to the President for Academic Affairs, 1970-1973; the Assistant to the President for Institutional Research, 1968-1974; the President's Art Advisory Committee, 1962-1973; the President's Advisory and Administrative Committee, 1963-1964; the President's Advisory Committee on Recruitment, 1984; the Glendon College Planning Committee, 1964; the President's Commission on Goals and Objectives, 1975-1977; the employee review committee, 1973; the President's Student Affairs Committee, 1963-1964; and the Research Associate and Assistant to the President, 1961-1969.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Office of the President

York University Office of the Advisor to the University on the Status of Women fonds

  • F0120
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-[198-]

The fonds consists of Operational files for the office of the advisor; correspondence, reports, minutes and other files related to the Presidential Committee to Review the Salaries of Full-Time Faculty Women (1975-1976), the Task Force on the Status of Women at York (1975, 1984), the Women's Studies program, the Employment Equity Committee, the Affirmative Action Committee, and Taking the Initiative Conferences; reports and research on women's issues such as maternity leave, daycare, sexual harrassment, violence against women, pay equity, and women's education; and published material dealing with the status of women at the University.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Office of the Advisor to the University on the Status of Women

York University Office of Special Projects fonds

  • F0070
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1980, predominant 1968-1979

he fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence and papers, 1968-1976; Reports, 1960-1980; and Survey material, 1972-1976

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Office of Special Projects

York University Libraries fonds

  • F0066
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2016, predominant 1966-2016

Fonds consists of the records of the York University Librarian, 1959 1985; Associate University Librarians, 1970-1996; the Assistant Director for Collection Development, 1962 1979; the Assistant Director for Technical Services, 1960 1978; the Libraries Business Officer, 1968 1973; the Catalogue Department, 1964 1979; the Circulation Department, 1980; the Reference GEAC Bibliographic Database Task Force, 1981 1983; the Systems Management Committee, 1980 1981; the Library Operating Committee, 1976 1989; the Ad hoc Lounge Committee, 1983 1984; the Library Council, 1977 1985; the Librarians' Group, 1983 1986; the Bibliographers' Office, 1979-1982.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Libraries

York University historical collection

  • F0450
  • Collection
  • 1885-2006, predominant 1970-2006

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, genealogical charts, family histories, newspaper clippings, publications and related material detailing the history of the site on which the Keele Street campus of York University now stands; correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to the search for the grave site of Peter Erlin Kaiser and a photocopy of his Last Will and Testament; a genealogy and a history of the Kaiser family of Ontario (1933); copies of articles on the Palatine settlements in York County and Upper Canada; a publication, 'An account of the Boynton family and the family seat of Burton Agnes,' (1914); material on the Smith family (Hoover relations), correspondence seeking information from descendants of the Hoover family with responses, Hoover genealogies and material on the Troyer family genealogy (Hoover descendants); biographical material on York pioneers, correspondence, archaeological reports, copies of campus and survey maps and of architectural renderings of the Hart, Hoover, and Stong buildings on the University campus; obituary notices for the last surviving member of the Stong family who lived on the property, a copy of a genealogy of the family and a photocopy of a history of the church that was located on the property (by T.E. Kaiser);a newspaper article concerning Hart House, a building on the York campus which was relocated there in the 1930s from King Township, material related to the 40th anniversary celebrations of York University in 1999 and the York University Faculty Association strike of 1997, as well as other material details of which are available in the finding aid. Accession 2009-019 includes an album of presentation photographs taken by Panda Associates showing Founders College, Steacie Science Library, the Farquharson Life Sciences Building, Burton Auditorium and the Central Utilities Building likely during the 1960s, as well as photographs and textual material regarding the dedication of the Scott Library on 30 October 1971.

York University Archives and Special Collections

York University Faculty of Fine Arts fonds

  • F0059
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1994, predominant 1972-1988

The fonds consists of records relating to the primary functions of the Faculty of Fine Arts which are teaching, research and service to the community. It includes records of the Dean, 1968-1987; the Visual Arts Dept., 1968-1987; the Dance Dept., 1969-1985; and the Theatre Dept., 1969-1990.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Fine Arts

York University Faculty of Education fonds

  • F0057
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2005

The fonds consists of the records of the Dean's Office, 1965-1974; the Faculty Council, 1972-2005; the Task Force of Governance and other policy documents from 1991; and Lakeshore Teachers' College, 1959-1975.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Education

York University Faculty of Administrative Studies fonds

  • F0054
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1999

The fonds consists of the records York University Faculty of Administrative Studies, specifically records of the Office of the Dean, 1965-1981; the Faculty Council, 1965-1992; and the Undergraduate Business Council, 1970-1972. Also includes Research Programme Working Papers authored by Schulich School of Business Professors.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Administrative Studies

York University Faculty Association fonds

  • F0025
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1990, predominant 1975-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) Chairperson, 1980-1984; the Librarians' Chapter, 1976-1985; and the Joint Grievance Committee, 1979-1984. Other series consist of Minutes, 1961-1986; Correspondence and papers, 1962-1989; Financial records, 1968-1985; Reports, 1967-1974; Printed material, 1964-1987; Ballots, forms, and opinion polls, 1973-1987.

York University Faculty Association (YUFA)

York University Dept. of Campus Planning fonds

  • F0046
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1980

Fonds consists of the records of the Director's Office (1959-1967), including correspondence, development planning materials, plans, and reports concerning the early planning and development of the university.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Dept. of Campus Planning

York University Convocation Office fonds

  • F0041
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1996

The fonds consists of records of the York University Convocation Office and includes correspondence with faculties and colleges regarding graduates, ceremonies, delinquent students, convocation programmes, some financial material, invitations and honorary degrees and citations. It also includes of scripts for the convocation ceremonies, citations, and installations of new Chancellors. In addition there are convocation addresses for the period 1961-1986 and there are also copies of diplomas from the several faculties. The fonds is organized in three series: Correspondence and papers relating to Convocation, 1979-1982; Order of Convocation (scripts), 1961-1996; and Programmes, 1961-1996.

Convocation office files are arranged by year of convocation and then alphabetically within each year. Scripts and programmes are arranged by date of convocation.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Convocation Office

York University Computing and Network Services fonds

  • F0477
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1982, 1993-2007

Fonds consists of digitized photographic prints and negatives, as well as audiovisual recordings, film and video taken by members of York University's Computing and Network Services, as part of their responsibilities as the university's official photographers and videographers in the 1960s through the early 2000s.

York University Centre for the Support of Teaching fonds

  • F0039
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1983

The fonds consists of the Records of the Educational Development Office. Development of Teaching Skills Programme, 1975-1983.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Educational Development Office

York University Centre for the Support of Teaching fonds

  • F0039
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1983

The fonds consists of the York University Centre for the Support of Teaching records of the Educational Development Office. Development of Teaching Skills Programme, 1975-1983.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for the Support of Teaching

York University Centre for Continuing Education fonds

  • F0036
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1972

The fonds consists of the records of the Office of the Director of the York Centre for Continuing Education, 1965-1972.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for Continuing Education

York University Art Gallery fonds

  • F0030
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1988, predominant 1967-1985

The fonds consists of correspondence and financial records of the York University Art Gallery. The first series consists of correspondence with artists concerning shows, with other galleries in Canada and the United States, with publications, art schools, artists' organizations, and with other university departments, organized alphabetically or chronologically. The second series consists of financial records, (including budgets, invoices, records of purchases); guest books and attendance records and surveys; exhibition flyers, catalogues and schedules; minutes of the University Arts Committee (1973-1979) and the Art Advisory Committee (1968-1972) and documentation concerning exhibitions, including 'Re: Union: selected York MFA alumni, 1976-1985'.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Art Gallery

York University Archives theatre programs collection

  • F0429
  • Collection
  • 1934-1994

The collection covers both performing arts and the cinema and is arranged in several series: 1. Dance companies; 2. Theatre and drama companies; 3. Cinema and film societies; 4. Musical performances; 5. Souvenir programs; 6. Film programs.

York University Archives and Special Collections

York University Archives manuscript collection

  • F0478
  • Fonds
  • [before 2012]

Fonds consists of a scrapbook containing letters and autographs from men and women such as W.L. Courtney, J.M. Wilson, F. Max Muller, Sir John Burke, W.J. Courhope, E. Curtius, John Cam Hobhouse, Admiral J. Jervis, B. Jowett, A.H. Sayce, and W.A. Wright; poems by Federico Garcia Lorca, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Wilson Pugsley MacDonald; press clippings for the Mid-Canada Development Conference; a bound manuscript by E.B. Sorge; letters written by Robert White Creeley, Dennis T. Patrick Sears, Edith Sitwell, Arthur S. Hamilton, Eugene A. Moxley, Arthur Chute Dent, Esther and Abraham Rattner, Francis Turner Palgrave, Robert Taylor, and Clement King Shorter; the will of William Crysall; the journal of Florence Alice Sitwell; sketches by Arthur S. Hamilton; a scrapbook of photographs and letters by Frederick H. Evans; a short essay on Roy Campbell by John Gawsworth; a Kingston Preparative Meeting of Men Friends minute book; a L'Académie française medal; a silk screen poster for The Escstasy of Rita Joe ; a manuscript of “Apollo Tree” by Miriam Waddington; and a list of Livingston and similar names from 1871 Census of Ontario.

York University Archives and Special Collections

York University Archives ephemera collection

  • F0168
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1960-1996]

The collection includes ephemera such as announcements of conferences, seminars, and exhibits; newsletters from various university offices and colleges; public reports; guides and handbooks; press releases; bulletins; posters; etc. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the office which created the ephemera.

York University Archives and Special Collections

York University Archives calendar collection

  • F0158
  • Collection
  • 1960-2000

This collection describes courses and stipulates requirements for attaining academic qualifications. The calendar collection documents admission requirements, academic expectations, and standards for the completion of degree requirements. The collection consists of course calendars, mini-calendars and handbooks issued by faculties and departments. The collection is extensive though incomplete.

York University Archives and Special Collections

York University Alumni Association fonds

  • F0029
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1988

The fonds consists of the records of the Council of the York University Alumni Association, 1964-1988.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Alumni Association

York Region Alliance to End Homelessness fonds

  • F0767
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2022, predominant 1999-2011

Fonds consists of records that document the relationships of the York Region Alliance to End Homelessness with community service agencies in York Region, its approach to securing funding and the partnerships developed through research projects, and its role in education and advocacy campaigns for people experiencing homelessness. The records include minutes from general meetings and sub-committees, and funded and unfunded grant application files. The fonds also consists of advocacy undertaken by YRAEH with other agencies and levels of government, membership lists, newspaper clippings and other media coverage, YRAEH publications including research studies, administrative records, educational projects and workshops, and publications related to human services in York Region and beyond. 

York Region Alliance to End Homelessness

York Community Connection fonds

  • F0021
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1986

The fonds consists of the records relating to York Youth Connection, 1975-1984.

York Community Connection

Wyndham Lewis Collection

  • F0584
  • Collection
  • 1913-2003

Collection consists of archival material included in the Wyndham Lewis Collection. Consisting of batches of letters from Lewis' widow, Anne Wyndham Lewis (Froanna), news clippings on various aspects of Lewis' public activities (book reviews, criticism, artwork, obituaries), and promotional material relating to his publications (publishers' advertisements, inserts, and other ephemera).

Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957

Women, social justice, and Canadian trade unions collection

  • F0494
  • Collection
  • 1973-2006

Collection consists of publications, policy statements, research reports, conference and educational documents, and newsletters accumulated by Professor Linda Briskin in the course of her research on women and equity in organized labour in Canada. The documents were published by or about local, provincial, and national organizations, including the Canadian Labour Congress, provincial federations of labour, Canadian and United Auto Workers, Canadian Air Line Employees' Association, Canada Employment Immigration Union, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, the Committee for Cleaners' Rights, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Metro Labour Council, Union of Provincial Government Employees, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, Public Service Alliance of Canada, United Steelworkers of Canada, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, and the Windsor Hospital Clerical Workers Union of Canada. The collection deals with equity in collective bargaining units, including issues of sisterhood and solidarity, education, human rights, anti-racism, aboriginal issues, affirmative action, violence against women, and the impact of technological change.

Briskin, Linda

Winters College fonds

  • F0020
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1989, predominant 1967-1980

The fonds consists of Graduation photographs, 1971-1986; the records of the Canada in the Forties symposium, 1979; and the records of the College Council, 1969-1980.

Winters College

William Wicken fonds

  • F0568
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2008

Fonds consists of project files created by William Wicken through his work as researcher and expert witness in projects and legal cases involving Mi'kmaq treaties, and their rights to hunt, fish, and trade. The files include correspondence with counsel for the Crown and the defense, reports on Mi'kmaq society and land treaties based on original research using archival and published documents, legal and historical opinions on the interpretion of treaties and unexhausted rights under section 35 of the Canadian Constitution, and reproductions of documents used in provincial and appeal courts in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Some files deal with issues of governance, and negotiations with the federal departments of Indian and Northern Affairs, and Fisheries and Oceans. Other files contain information on aboriginal title research involving the Mi'kmaq of Gaspe and Prince Edward Island. The fonds also includes Wicken's research notebooks from 1994 to 2002, and his daily appointment books from 1993 to 2007. The fonds offers considerable information on research into aboriginal land titles in Atlantic Canada and Quebec, and the major role played by professional historians in addressing issues of legal rights and cultural identities.

Wicken, William Craig, 1955-

William Moyer Swartley fonds

  • F0422
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1979, predominant 1947

The fonds documents William Moyer Swartley's academic career and research activities in the field of psychology. The fonds also includes personal records.

Swartley, William Moyer

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 correspondence, research and subject files, his City Hall files, personal files, and manuscripts for "The Firebrand: William Lyon Mackenzie and the Rebellion in Upper Canada".

Kilbourn, William

William Jaffé fonds

  • F0333
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1980, predominant 1931-1980

Fonds consists of correspondence, research notes, financial records, photographs, photocopies of articles and related research material, bibliography, and university materials of William Jaffé, covering his time at Northwestern University, Harvard University, the University of British Columbia, and York University, and his publishing activity and collecting of Walras material for his future edition of the correspondence and translation of Leon Walras’s opus, "The elements of pure economics." There are also reviews of Jaffé’s works and several boxes of research materials. The fonds includes material from Leon Walras, including correspondence with members of his family, an unpublished autobiography, family photographs, essays and other writings, and financial records, 1860s-1910.

Jaffé, William

William Greer fonds

  • F0185
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1980

The fonds mainly consists of William Greer plans, memos, correspondence and architectural drawings about York University.

Greer, William

William Clark fonds

  • F0669
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1875

Fonds consists of nine handwritten notebooks containing the sermons written by William Clark for services held in several locations throughout Canada West (later Ontario), including Blenheim, Burford, Plattsville, Port Dover, and Toronto. The sermons created during the 1870s were written in Baldwinsville and Greenpoint, which were likely communities on Long Island, New York. Each sermon begins with a title and the underlying biblical text, and often include the numbers of the hymns sung during the service.

Clark, William Warner

William A. Packer fonds

  • F0559
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1976, predominant 1958-1959

The fonds consists primarily of records relating to the Harry Crowe dispute, but also includes others pertaining to Packer's academic career and personal life. Records have been arranged in the following series:

Packer, William A., 1919-1998

Wenona Giles fonds

  • F0713
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2004, predominant 1982-1995

Fonds consists of research material created and collected by Wenona Giles as part of her anthropological studies of Portuguese migrant women in London, United Kingdom, and Toronto, Canada. Fonds includes, field notes, interview transcripts, questionnaires, reports and other collected research material.

Giles, Wenona

Wayne Ray fonds

  • F0389
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1993, predominant 1952-1987

The fonds consists of records relating to the Canadian Poetry Association, League of Canadian Poets and the HMS Press, as well as personal papers and manuscripts of Wayne Scott Ray.

Ray, Wayne

Waves fonds

  • F0442
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1988, predominant 1972-1987

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the administration and publication of the literary magazine "Waves".

Waves

Wanda MacNevin collection

  • F0769
  • Collection
  • 1926-2021

Collection consists of meeting minutes, academic papers, government publications, reports, newspaper articles and clippings, books, protest ephemera, a typescript and a videocassette tape related to Wanda MacNevin’s research for the books "If Only I Knew: Stories of Teen Mothers" and "By Us! For Us! Activism in Jane Finch, A Working-Class Community" and the work of community organizations such as the Black Creek Venture Group, Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre, and Promoting Education and Community Health (PEACH).

MacNevin, Wanda

Walter Pitman fonds

  • F0241
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2011

Fonds consists of material that documents Pitman’s career as a politician, educator, writer and social activist. It includes personal and professional correspondence, notes and speech materials, newspaper clippings and other material related to his years spent as a Member of Provincial Parliament and as a Member of Parliament as well as his unsuccessful leadership campaign for the federal New Democratic Party in 1971. It also includes his Toronto Star writing files, numerous files pertaining to his education activities both at the provincial and federal levels with a special emphasis on arts education, records that document his tenure as President of Ryerson Polytechnic University, his activities as chairman of Project Ploughshares, his work with the Arts Education Institute of Ontario, as well as an extensive collection of notes, drafts and final copies of speeches delivered by Pitman to a variety of organizations including Elderhostel. The fonds includes correspondence, notes, interview notes, drafts and research material related to his books on Louis Applebaum, Elmer Iseler, the lives of Harry Freedman and Mary Morrison, and Victor Feldbrill, as well as notes and drafts of his as yet unpublished book, "Breakthrough: A Canada For The Twenty-First Century."

Pitman, Walter

Virginia Rock fonds

  • F0600
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2014, predominant 1962-2006

Fonds consists of material related to Virginia Rock's research for her doctoral dissertation and other academic writing pertaining to the Twelve Southern Agrarians. Records include research notes and index cards, photocopies of newspaper clippings, book reviews, literary criticism, journal articles, and photocopies of material written by or about the Southern Agrarians regarding their lives and work, as well as their correspondence with Rock. The fonds also contains Rock's personal and professional correspondence, drafts of Rock's final dissertation and articles, records concerning her involvement with the Canadian Women's Studies Association, as well as materials pertaining to Rock's work as a professor at York University, including information about Stong College, syllabi, course kits and reading lists, information about symposiums she attended, and items relating to her work as an instructor and advisor for the Graduate Women's Studies Programme. Also included in the fonds are records pertaining to Rock's experience teaching American literature as a Fulbright visiting professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow between 1962 and 1964. These records, which include photographs, correspondence and memorabilia, document Rock's activities while in Poland as well as her return visits to Poland in later years and her general interest in the country. An issue of the Polish magazine "Ameryka," featuring an article about Virginia Rock, has been added to Special Collections; an English translation is available in the fonds.

Rock, Virginia J., 1923-2015

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-.

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

Victor Feldbrill fonds

  • F0483
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2005

Fonds consists of material that documents Feldbrill's personal and professional life and includes correspondence from friends, family and colleagues, including letters from Murray Adaskin, Sir Ernest MacMillan, Harry Somers, John Weinzweig and others, fan mail, programmes, pamphlets, newspaper and magazine articles related to his work as a violinist and/or conductor, contracts and biographical material. In addition, it includes a series of scrapbooks maintained by Feldbrill that documents his professional career from 1940 to the present day. There is considerable correspondence between Feldbrill and his wife Zelda Mann that documents their courtship, the couple's life together, and descriptions of Feldbrill's travels. There is a substantial amount of material related to his performances with the Toronto and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras and to the years he spent working and teaching in Japan.

Feldbrill, Victor, 1924-2020

Varpu Lindstrom fonds

  • F0558
  • Fonds
  • 1887-2012

Fonds consists of Lindstrom's professorial and scholarly research files throughout her career, as well as records documenting her academic activities. Research files pertain to her publications and monographs such as "Defiant Sisters : A Social History of Finnish Immigrant Women in Canada, 1890-1930" (both the English and Finnish editions), and "From Heroes to Enemies : Finns in Canada, 1937-1947," as well as book chapters, articles, papers, presentations and lectures, and her involvement with the National Film Board production "Letters from Karelia," and subsequent research. The research files span the activities of Finnish and Finnish-Canadian organizations across the political spectrum, such as the Finnish Organization of Canada (left wing), and Loyal Finns in Canada (right wing). Records include oral history interviews (audio cassettes and transcripts), research notes, clippings, a significant and extensive number of photograph and letter collections passed down through generations of Finnish Canadians, diaries, correspondence, publication drafts, academic and professorial notes, microfilm of Finnish language newspapers published in Canada and archival records, financial records of Finnish-Canadian organizations such as newspapers and post-World War II relief funding bodies, scrapbooks, photocopies of rare and unusual documents such as two volumes of a Soviet register of Finnish War Crimes, a list of persons found in the mass grave at Karhumaki, and Soviet lists of North American Finns who journeyed to Karelia to help build a socialist utopia there, academic and professorial files, publicity files, files pertaining to her work with the School of Women's Studies, and her own papers as a university student. The fonds also includes letters written by Lindstrom as a newly-arrived teenaged immigrant to Canada to her best friend in Finland; many of these letters were published in Finnish with English translation in 'Letters from an immigrant teenager' in 2012.

Lindstrom, Varpu, 1948-2012

Vanier College fonds

  • F0019
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1987

The fonds consists of graduation photographs, 1970-1976; the records of the Vanier College Council, 1966-1979; and the minutes of the Vanier College Residence Council, 1974-1983.

Vanier College (Toronto, Ont.)

V.A. (Tommy) Thompson fonds

  • F0097
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1979

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, People or Planes (POP) Committee organizational files, and environmental and agricultural files related to efforts to stop the establishment of the proposed Pickering airport by the federal government.

Thompson, Victor A. (Victor Albert), 1920-

University Women's Club of North York fonds

  • F0160
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2011

The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, newsletters, financial records, membership lists, reports, press clippings, briefs and submissions to governments, president's diaries, membership directories, committee reports, scholarship fund reports and correspondence regarding the club's activities, its involvement with York University, and its work to influence provincial and federal government policies on women's issues, education, social reform and the environment. Briefs and submissions deal with a wide range of topics that include fluorination of water, discrimination against women, teaching of French, family law reform, women and the Canadian constitution, early learning and child care, abortion and the Criminal Code, pornography, reproductive technologies, human rights, gun control, affordable housing, and health care.

University Women's Club of North York

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America fonds

  • F0438
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1978

The fonds documents the activities of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America and some of its locals for the period, 1941-1978.

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America

True Davidson fonds

  • F0302
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1978

The fonds consists of literary and academic manuscripts collected or written by True Davidson, research files, political files, files related to the Bootmakers (Sherlock Holmes club), correspondence files, personal files, newspaper clippings, photographs, journals/yearbooks, and a scrapbook regarding True Davidson's years as the mayor of East York, as well as her black belt in karate.

Davidson, True, 1901-1978

Tri-Service Identities Organization fonds

  • F0436
  • Fonds
  • 1959, 1962-1969

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, published material, reports, and speeches. The minutes cover the period 1966-1967. The correspondence includes personal correspondence of Robert Hendy, arranged chronologically (1965-1969), as well as correspondence of Tri-Service Identities Organization (TRIO), including correspondence with branches, the Department of National Defence, committees of the House of Commons, correspondence with military organizations (Imperial Officers Association, Navy League) and others arranged alphabetically by name or subject. There are press releases from TRIO (1966-1967), speeches of TRIO members and supporters, briefs and reports from committees, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and books dealing with unification and related defence issues.

Hendy, Robert I.

Toyomasa Fusé fonds

  • F0776
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2023

Fonds consists of manuscripts, personal and professional files, objects, sound recordings and interviews pertaining to Fusé’s expertise in the field of suicidology, autobiographical accounts of his personal life, cultural differences that he observed between North American and Japanese society, and biographical accounts of the Indian nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose.

Fusé, Toyomasa

Toronto Telegram fonds

  • F0433
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1971, predominant 1939-1971

The fonds documents the journalistic activities of the "Toronto Telegram" and its predecessor, the "Evening telegram". The fonds includes photographs, scrapbooks and clippings.

This finding aid is a work-in-progress and will be updated as additional series are listed and indexed.

Toronto Telegram

Toronto Musicians' Association fonds

  • F0495
  • Fonds
  • 1887-2002

Fonds consists of records of the Toronto Musicians' Association and records from Samuel Levine, President Emeritus of the association. Union records include minutes of meetings; photographs of conductors, singers, and dancers; promotional material for concerts; newspaper clippings; financial records; registers of members; bound copies of "Crescendo," the local's newsletter; tariff of fee booklets; member directories; and a "black ball" voting box. Levine's records include documents concerning the activities of the Toronto Musicians' Association, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians, including daily diaries (1959-1967 and 1988), bargaining agreements, tariff of fees booklets, and conference material (programmes, buttons, and a sewing kit). Some records also pertain to Levine's membership in the American Federation of Musicians.

Toronto Musicians' Association

Toronto Dance Theatre fonds

  • F0146
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1997

Fonds consists of selected administrative and operational records of the Toronto Dance Theatre.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Toronto Dance Theatre

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.

Tim Reid fonds

  • F0391
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1972

The fonds consists of Tim Reid's records pertaining to his scholarly and political careers and includes his correspondence, 1944-1967; research files, 1959-1972; his York University files, 1959-1972; and his political files, 1964-1971.

Reid, T. E. H. (Timothy E. H.), 1936-

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

Thomas Adams fonds

  • F0252
  • Fonds
  • 1855

The fonds consists of a single, four page letter, dated 1855 November 16, addressed to Father, Mother, Brothers & Sisters, describing Thomas Adams' trip from Straffordville to Toronto in November, 1855.

Adams, Thomas, b. 1855

Thomas A. Hockin fonds

  • F0116
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2014

Fonds consists of correspondence and subject files, ministerial files relating to Thomas A. Hockin’s activities as the Minister of State (Finance), constituency files, press releases, press clippings, research files, correspondence related to Cape Breton Development Corporation (DEVCO), memoranda to the Minister for International Trade, and chronological and subject correspondence relating to international trade. Accruals to this fonds consist of Hockin’s files from his work as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, which discuss issues such as sales practices for mutual funds, industry standards and self-regulation, educational initiatives within the industry, and the impact of international events upon the market value of securities. Accession 2015-036 consists of files created by Hockin as Chair of the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation between 2007 and 2009, which include correspondence, research reports, documents on principles, regulatory models, and consultation with stakeholders, working notes, newspaper articles, and draft and final text of the panel’s report. This accession also includes notebooks kept by Hockin while serving on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund from 2009 to 2013, containing his notes and personal reflections on global financial stability, income models, quota negotiations, risk management, global liquidity, and other areas of financial policy, as well as the IMF's relationship with countries such as Greece, Germany, and Portugal.

Hockin, Thomas A., 1938-

Theresa Burke fonds

  • F0556
  • Fonds
  • 1928-2015, predominant 1959-2011

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s by Theresa Burke. These records document Burke's research, production and investigative work for "The fifth estate" documentaries airing from 1994 to 2015. Many of these records pertain to the following documentaries: "The trouble with Evan" (1994), "His word against history" (2000), "Terror" (2001), "Nightmare drug" (2002), "A state of denial : the Bill Sampson story" (2002), "Deathrow.com" (2003), "Death of a beauty queen" (2004), "The big break" (2005), "The Steven Truscott story: moment of truth" (2005), "You be the judge" (2005), "The lady vanishes" (2007), "The girl in Saskatoon" (2008), "Someone got away with murder" (2009), "Broken heroes" (2009), "The legacy of Brendan Burke" (2010), “Behind the wall” (2010), "The devil you know" (2011), "A question of innocence" (2011), "Diagnosis murder" (2012), “The last great escape” (2013), “The interrogation room” (2014), and “Mr. Big stings: cops, criminals and confessions” (2015) . Also included are research materials and manuscripts pertaining to Julian Sher's book, "Until you are dead: Steven Truscott's long ride into history" (2001), on which Burke worked as a research associate, as well as manuscripts and other materials relating to Ty Conn and Burke's book, "Who killed Ty Conn" (2000), co-authored with Linden MacIntyre. Records created and accumulated by Burke in the course of her research about the National Parole Board, the subject of witness protection, and the murder conviction of Mason Jenkins are also part of the fonds, as are a number of files relating to other miscellaneous research projects. Records pertaining to Burke's early career in public relations and marketing at Alliance Entertainment and Norstar Entertainment are included in this fonds, as are administrative records and training materials from the CBC, as well as Burke's personal journals, notebooks, letters and university essays. Records in this fonds are predominantly textual records and audiovisual materials arranged by project. These records include correspondence, interview transcripts, memoranda, copies of court transcripts and documents, copies of medical reports, journal articles, notes and notebooks, production materials including draft scripts, newspaper articles, contact lists, copies of police reports, prisoner records and legal documents, video cassettes (in multiple formats), audio cassettes, as well as computer disks and photographs.

Burke, Theresa, 1956-

The Gurkha Welfare Appeal (Canada) fonds

  • F0660
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2014, predominant 1973-2004

Fonds consists of textual records created and accumulated by Maj. Burke in his role as Secretary of the Gurkha Welfare Appeal (Canada). Files related to the operations of the GWA(C) in Canada include financial statement, reports, audits, meeting minutes. The fonds also contains copies of reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, and promotional material for the Gurkha Welfare Trust in the United Kingdom. Files related to the promotion of the GWA(C) in Canada also include photographs, souvenir items, post cards, and maps and other material related to Nepal tourism. Files related to the projects of the GWA(C) in Nepal, including the Area Welfare Centres, schools for the blind, bridges, and water projects, consist of records such as photographs, maps, and reports. The fonds also contains published material including booklets and pamphlets about the Gurkhas and a copy of a Ph.D. dissertation on Gurkha history. Fonds also contains two medals, a plaque, military lapel pins, and three videocassettes.

The Gurkha Welfare Appeal (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

Terrill Maguire fonds

  • F0659
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2014

Fonds consists of records documenting Terrill Maguire’s dance and choreography career, the formation and management of her dance and music festival, Inde, as well as her work as an instructor in the dance department of York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts. These records include correspondence, day planners, grant applications, proposals, course materials, contracts, memorabilia, photographs, videocassettes, audio reels, cassettes and compact discs.

Maguire, Terrill

Terence William Barker fonds

  • F0262
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1984, 1953-1984 predominant

The fonds documents Terence William Barker’s activities as minister in the Jehovah Church. These records include material related to the Assemblies of the Jehovah's Witnesses (1961-1972); correspondence, reports and newspaper clippings concerning the issue of blood transfusions; the disassociation of Barker from the Witnesses; and records of his ministry with 'Watchtower' magazine. There is also material on the Process Church of the Final Judgement, which consists of correspondence between Barker and other members, records of the Toronto chapter steering committee, contact list of Ontario members and followers, copies of articles for publication in their journal, and a typewritten copy of an unpublished article by Barker, 'Is the Process Church of the Final Judgement Christian? A possible approach' [1971?]. Included in the fonds are speeches delivered while he was engaged in the Jehovah Witness program and talks on religious topics, copies of the 'Yearbook of the Jehovah's Witnesses,' (1945-1976); several editions of 'New World translation of the Holy Scriptures,' (1955-1970), several Witness tracts, incomplete runs of 'Awake,' (1949-1984) including bound volumes (1961-1972), 'Informant,' (1949-1954), 'Kingdom ministry,' (1957-1972), and 'The watchtower,' (1936-1984, incomplete run) and bound copies (1961-1972 - complete runs). In addition, there are reports of the Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses (1946-1969), as well as song books, pamphlets and related material. For the Process Church of the Final Judgement, there are copies of 'Foundation,' and pamphlets including 'The Processeans,' [newsletter] (1972-1974). Also included is a photocopied (corrected in hand) typewritten manuscript by Barker of 'The time of the end: on the trail of the Final Age: Victorian to Aquarian' (1971-1973) and a photocopied, typewritten manuscript of Barker's 'The king of the North and the king of the South: apocalypticism and international politics' (1972-1975), both of which were unpublished.

Barker, Terence William

Sylvia Woodsworth Campbell fonds

  • F0678
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2015, predominant 1958-1988

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Sylvia Woodsworth Campbell, predominantly during her work as a guidance counselor and educator at Atkinson College, focusing on programs for continuing education for women re-entering the workforce or changing careers. Included are submissions and papers she authored, research notes, correspondence both personal and professional, clippings, reports pertaining to the work on the Status of Women, her Masters thesis which she submitted in 1976, and her diplomas. Also included are files pertaining to an educational bursary/scholarship established in her honour at Victoria College, University of Toronto.

Campbell, Sylvia Woodsworth

Sydney Eisen fonds

  • F0209
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1998

The fonds consists of records created by Sydney Eisen in his capacity as a professor and university administrator in the Department of History and Humanities at York University as well as is research pertaining to Victorian Studies and Frederic Harrison, and involvement with the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario and the Centre for Research of Latin America and the Caribbean. Types of records include subject files, academic and professional correspondence, course outlines, lecture notes, research notes, committee minutes, and student references.

Eisen, Sydney

Sussex Area Residents' Association collection

  • F0421
  • Fonds
  • 1967

The collection contains a brief of the Sussex Area Residents' Association to the City of Toronto Planning Board, a brief history of the area, a notice of a public meeting to discuss the city proposals held in 1967, and manuscript notes for the brief and history.

Sussex Area Residents' Association

Susan Swan fonds

  • F0113
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2017

Fonds consists of records documenting Susan Swan's personal life and professional activities as a writer, university professor, journalist and advocate for the arts, including correspondence, notebooks, day planners, research materials, photographs, lecture notes, sound recordings, promotional materials and manuscript drafts pertaining to Swan's novels and other writing projects.

Swan, Susan

Susan Ioannou fonds

  • F0469
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2004

Fonds consists of Wordswrights Canada files including correspondence, promotional material, newsletters and client files related to Ioannou's company; publishing files consisting of material related to Ioannnou's own writing and includes galleys of collections of her poetry and readings files consisting of correspondence, notes and drafts of talks presented by Ioannou on the the teaching of poetry to various groups and organizations.

Ioannou, Susan, 1944-

Sukanya Rahman fonds

  • F0606
  • Fonds
  • [196-?] - 1993

Fonds consists of musical recordings on one 1/4" audio reel, performed by Deva Prasad Das on vocals and mardal with Shankaran on flute. These performances were intended to accompany the Deba Prasad Das style of Odissi dance. Consists of three separate performances: "Nindata Chandana" Abhinaya, Ashtapadi (an expression-based dance); "Natangi" and a Boomija folk dance from Orissa. These recordings were made to accompany performances by Sukanya Rahman.

Also includes four VHS recordings of performances by Rahman in various venues in the 1990s.

Rahman, Sukanya

Stop Spadina Save Our City Co-ordinating Committee fonds

  • F0417
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2005

The fonds consists of agendas of meetings of SSSOCCC, correspondence and reports of organizations that pre-dated Stop Spadina, records relating to Metropolitan Toronto Council, the City of Toronto Council and city departments, and the Province of Ontario, including correspondence with politicians, speeches, minutes of meetings, transportation studies of Toronto and other jurisdictions, and related material. There are financial records and receipts from Stop Spadina, briefs presented by it and others to the Metropolitan Toronto Council Transportation Committee and Executive Committee, reports on planning from city and metropolitan departments (Roads, Public Works, etc.), membership applications and membership lists of Stop Spadina, press releases and newspaper clippings, newsletters of Stop Spadina and community groups, brochures, leaflets and related paraphernalia from Stop Spadina. There are audio recordings of Stop Spadina meetings, interviews with news media, speeches and lectures, and of meetings of city and metropolitan councils. There is also a filmed statement by Jane Jacobs and Marshall McLuhan on Spadina titled, 'The burning would,' (1970).

Stop Spadina Save Our City Co-ordinating Committee

Stong family fonds

  • F0550
  • Fonds
  • 1840-2005

Fonds consists of photographs, legal documents, correspondence and news clippings created and accumulated by members of the Stong family, and preserved by Vernon Oliver Stong.

Fonds also consists of photographs, news clippings and advertisements and promotional material regarding a branch of the Stong family that developed a chain of independent grocery stores in the Pacific Northwest, namely Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington.

Stong, Vernon Oliver

Stong College fonds

  • F0017
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the Office of the Master, 1969-1987; the General Meeting, 1967-1980; the Samuel J. Zacks Art Gallery, 1980-1982; and Graduation photographs, 1971-1986.

Stong College (Toronto, Ont.)

Stock family fonds

  • F0792
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1936

Fonds consists of: a ticket to the gallery of the United Kingdom's House of Commons issued by John Bright, 15 Feb. 1855; a cyanotype print of an unidentified mine in England; 48 letters written to publisher Elliot Stock by various correspondents including Sabine Baring-Gould, Walter Besant, Ford Madox Brown, William Francis Cowper-Temple, Austin Dobson, James Anthony Froude, William Ewart Gladstone, Edmund Gosse, Andrew Lang, John Morley, William Morris, John Henry Newman, Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, and Theodore Watts-Dunton; and a letter from journalist Henry W. Nevinson to Ronwen Stock, 26 Aug. 1936, regarding his book, Running Accompaniment: Autobiographic Reminiscences (1936) and her appointment in Toronto.

Stevie Cameron fonds

  • F0190
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1945, [ca. 1966]-2010, predominant [ca. 1980]-2010

The fonds consists of records documenting Stevie Cameron's career as a journalist and author, and is rich in a wide range of annotated research material including extensive chronologies and detailed notes, records obtained through FOI requests or supplied by interested parties and fellow journalists, correspondence between the author and her peers, members of the public, annotated copies of government documents and clippings, interview and court transcripts, clippings, audio recordings of research interviews conducted by Cameron, sound recordings of some public hearings, drafts and manuscripts for her newspaper articles and in particular her books, including 'Ottawa Inside Out' (1989), ‘On the Take’ (1994), 'Blue Trust' (1998), and 'The Last Amigo' (2001).

Cameron, Stevie

Steve Paikin fonds

  • F0479
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2005

Fond consists of material that documents Paikin's personal and professional life with an emphasis on his work as a journalist, documentary filmmaker and author. It has been arranged into six series.

Paikin, Steve, 1960-

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

Stephen Lyon Endicott fonds

  • F0667
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910]-2018

Fonds consists of Endicott's detailed and extensive research files and drafts pertaining to his books; learning and teaching files; academic correspondence; occasional papers and presentations; and other material. Files are arranged in series as defined by him prior to donation.

Endicott, Stephen Lyon

Sig Gerber fonds

  • F0591
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2009

Fonds consists of records created by Sig Gerber in his role as producer of several series for the CBC. Gerber's production responsibilities included overseeing the creative aspects involved with story proposals, research, script writing, and direction for each episode, as well as the management of technical components and financial resources. The fonds contains other documents related to the series' production, including reports, correspondence, meeting notes, handwritten notes, scripts, videocassettes, and promotional items, as well as reports on the CBC's broadcasting policies and the network's promotional material. Also included in this fonds are materials pertaining to Gerber's work as a trainer for the CBC Training and Development Department, miscellaneous internal CBC memoranda (1968-1996), and a file of ephemera and photographs from Gerber's time working at CHUM Radio in Toronto (1961-1964).

Gerber, Sig

Shore family fonds

  • F0543
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1945

The fonds consists primarily of approximately 50 letters written to Mrs. Thomas Shore, and one to Jennie Shore. Most of the letters were written by Mrs. Shore's son Charles W. Shore, and about thirteen of these were sent to Mrs. Shore by her cousin, Andy Bach. There are also about a dozen letters of recommendations for Ivan Bradshaw Miles Barr.

Shore (family)

Sheldon and Judy Godfrey collection

  • F0435
  • Collection
  • 1434-2003

Collection consists of published works including books, journals (articles excerpted from issues as well as runs of serials), Canadian and British government documents, almanacs, gazetteers, directories, newsletters, and newspapers that describe the social, economic, and legal factors influencing Jewish life in Canada (especially for the period prior to Confederation), the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. These works include bibliographies, biographies, commemorative publications, local histories and reproductions of primary documents that pertain to Jewish involvement in the trade of the British Empire, migration and settlement, professions such as medicine and education, and studies of the Jewish experience in Canadian and international communities from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Series S00251, Jewish manuscripts, contains original correspondence, financial and legal documents, and research notes by the Godfreys regarding Jewish families in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes that provides information regarding their involvement in economic, cultural and political affairs, including the fur trade. The series features 11 letters between John A. Macdonald and George Benjamin, who represented North Hastings as a Member of Parliament between 1856 and his retirement in 1863. Series S00252, Biographical research files, contains the research notes, correspondence, and copies of correspondence, abstracts of land titles and other instruments of ownership, property plans, and wills compiled by Sheldon and Judy Godfrey in preparation to write books on Canadian Jewish history and articles for the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography," as well as speeches to various historical and genealogical societies. The series was arranged by the Godfreys into sections using broad geographical areas (Upper Canada, Lower Canada, and the Maritimes), and then by the names of individuals and families. Series S00253 consists of unbound issues of 19th century newspapers, which contain advertisements and notices concerning Jewish businesses in various parts of Canada. Donation made in 2006 and 2007 expand the holdings for the books and archival series, and includes a wide range of British and Canadian documents that reflect the breadth of the Godfreys' collecting interests. The donation made in 2007 strengthened the collection's holdings of 18th and 19th-century newspapers from Canada (particularly Quebec, Montreal, and Toronto) and the United Kingdom, and added almanacs from New England.

Godfrey, Sheldon, 1938-

Shauna Singh Baldwin fonds

  • F0490
  • Fonds
  • 1991-2011

The fonds consists of material that documents Baldwin's career as a writer and includes correspondence, drafts, manuscripts and edited manuscripts of her books "A Foreign Visitor's Survival Guide to America," "English Lessons and Other Stories," "What the Body Remembers," "The Tiger Claw," "We Are Not in Pakistan," "The Selector of Souls," and her forthcoming novel tentatively titled "Gateway of the World" as well as drafts, correspondence, and promotional material related to the play "We Are So Different Now." Fonds also contains a sound recording of Baldwin reading "The Japji Sahib."

Baldwin, Shauna Singh, 1962-

Seth Feldman fonds

  • F0117
  • Fonds
  • 1909-2015, predominant 1970-2009

Fonds consists of textual and audiovisual materials pertaining to Seth Feldman’s work as an academic and professor of film studies, university administrator, film critic, and writer and presenter of radio documentaries. These records are research files, taped interviews, successive drafts of scripts, transcripts, and recordings of programmes produced for the CBC radio series “Ideas” and his dramatization of Herma Maximo’s “The Ultimate Threshold”, prepared for the CBC radio programme “Vanishing Point”. Also included are film-related subject files maintained by Feldman; notebooks and research notes; material related to the Film Studies Association of Canada; course materials, notes, lecture recordings, correspondence, and student papers pertaining to Feldman’s work as a professor and Dean of Fine Arts at York University; drafts of a screenplay inspired by the George James Grinnell book “A Death on the Barrens”; a collection of film magazines; copies of recent films produced in Turkey; copies of films directed by Allan King; and research materials relating to Feldman’s work on Dziga Vertov.

Feldman, Seth, 1948-

Selma Zimmerman fonds

  • F0488
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2003

Fonds consists of personal correspondence, including those documenting Zimmerman's receipt of a teaching award and her appointment as Advisor to the University on the Status of Women. Fonds also consists of correspondence and other documents regarding Zimmerman's involvement during and after what is known as the Freeman affair while Advisor to the University on the Status of Women.

Zimmerman, Selma

Selma Odom fonds

  • F0544
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2008

Fonds consists of records acquired by Selma Odom over the course of her career as a dance scholar and educator. Includes dance, theatre, music and other performing arts programs, brochures, flyers, magazines, and newsletters collected by Odom between 1972 and 2008.

Odom, Selma Landen

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