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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

Denis Smith fonds

  • F0411
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The fonds consists of a taped interview of Denis Smith by Paul Axelrod, a graduate student at York University, concerning the early history of the university, and the dispute between the then-president, Murray Ross and the faculty in 1963. It also includes a transcript of the interview.

Smith, Denis

Peggy Leitch collection

  • F0343
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1976

The collection consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings, one audio tape cassette which contains an interview with Jules Heller, first dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at York, and three copies of the transcript of the tape.

Leitch, Peggy.

Marilyn Silverman fonds

  • F0672
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1979

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Marilyn Silverman pertaining to her field research in socio-cultural anthropology. The records in this fonds document in particular her research in Guyana for her MA thesis (1966) and her PhD thesis (1969-1970), as well as a research project on banana production in Ecuador (1978). These records include correspondence, field notes and reports, questionnaires, card indices, interview notes and transcripts, government reports and statistics, police reports, data and work sheets, audio recordings, photographs and maps.

Silverman, Marilyn

Mary Louise Bogart and John Edward Page collection

  • F0372
  • Collection
  • 1909-1982, predominant 1957-1973

The collection consists of material related to James Milner's career in the area of community planning law and includes a copy of the article written by Mary Louise Bogart and John Edward Page on Milner as well as correspondence relating to its publication. In addition, there is material on the Town Planning Institute of Canada (TPIC), predominantly materials of a historical nature. There are also several audio reels and cassettes of interviews with planners and members of the TPIC who were Milner's colleagues. Finally, there are some microfilm copies of studies done in the area of land conservation. Some of this material was removed from the Milner fonds during the time it was held by the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.

Bogart, Mary Louise, 1935-

Diana Cooper-Clark fonds

  • F0228
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1994

The fonds consists of audio recordings of unedited interviews conducted by Diana Cooper-Clark with major international novelists. Most of these interviews have been published in her two monographs.

Cooper-Clark, Diana

Larry Grossman fonds

  • F0676
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1997, predominant 1951-1997

Fonds consists of professional and personal records created and accumulated by Lawrence ‘Larry’ Grossman as Member of Provincial Parliament for the Toronto riding of St. Andrew-St. Patrick (1975-1987), leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (1985-1987), and his career activities following his exit from political office. Includes: correspondence; meeting minutes; research notes; briefing notes; reports; subject and clippings files; campaign materials and schedules; speeches; portraits and event photographs; audiovisual recordings of his television and radio appearances and interviews.

The records in this fonds document his contribution and involvement in the “Big Blue Machine” of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, the numerous Cabinet portfolios he held in the governments of Premier William ‘Bill’ Davis, his two campaigns for leader of the Party, and the end of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario’s forty-two years in government (1943-1985) and the adjustment of the Party’s new role as Official Opposition.

The fonds also includes materials belonging to his father, Allan Grossman, kept by Larry following his father’s death in 1991.

Fonds contains the following series:
S00698: Political files
S00699: Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario files
S00700: Personal files
S00701: Allan Grossman materials
S00702: Audiovisual materials

Grossman, Larry

David Coombs fonds

  • F0169
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2002

The fonds consists of audio recordings of, and notes relating to, interviews conducted by David Coombs with founding members of York University, particularly relating to McLaughlin College, and with K.H.M. (Michael) Creal and Harold I. Schiff regarding their roles on the Search Committee for a President of York University in 1969-1970; correspondence between Coombs and Prof. George Tatham, Master of McLaughlin College; and letters, photographs, ephemera, and a vaudeville script entitled "Inbad the Sailor" performed by Arthur Huston, Coombs's step-grandfather.

Coombs, David

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

Home Made Visible collection

  • F0723
  • Collection
  • [195-], 1953-2008

Collection contains digital and analogue home movies submitted to and digitized by Home Made Visible, a nation-wide project by the Regent Park Film Festival. The project collected movies from visible minority families and Indigenous peoples in Canada. Footage consists of everyday life including children playing and family trips, and celebrations including birthdays and holidays.

Regent Park Film Festival

John D. Harbron family fonds

  • F0319
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2009, predominantly 1960-2009

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by John D. Harbron, his wife Sheila E. Harbron, and some other members of their extended family. The collection mainly consists of John D. Harbron's correspondence, newspaper articles, and his personal, professional, and academic research and writings about Cuba and Latin America. The files also include essays and speeches by Harbron, as well as correspondence with editors and dignitaries, both national and international. The fonds also includes a large number of articles written by John D. Harbron for Canadian and international publications. The files belonging to Sheila Harbron contain personal records as well as genealogical research files, which include records and photographs tracing the Buck, Harbron, Hardy, Lester, Matheson, and Ryerson families.

Additionally, John D. Harbron's Cuban and Latin American book and pamphlet collection has been added to the Special Collections.

Harbron, John D.

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

International Commission for the Co-ordination of Solidarity Among Sugar Workers (ICCSASW) fonds

  • F0508
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2011, predominant 1983-1998

Fonds consists of administrative and organizational files pertaining to the activities of the International Commission for the Coordination of Solidarity Among Sugar Workers (ICCSASW), particularly with regard to national and regional seminars, international sugar workers conferences and solidarity campaigns. It also contains committee meeting minutes, financial records, fundraising files, correspondence with unions and other organizations, newsletters, photographs, videos, taped interviews and publications related to ICCSASW activities. The fonds also includes some items from the Sugar Workers and Industry Education Resource Library (SWIERL).

The International Commission for Coordination of Solidarity among Sugar Workers

Hédi Bouraoui fonds

  • F0496
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2011, predominant 1990-1996

Fonds consists of notes, edited manuscripts, and research materials related to various published and unpublished works by Hédi Bouraoui, including “La Tour CN,” “La Pharaone,” “Musocktail,” and “Bangkok Blues.” It includes personal and professional correspondence, as well as clippings about Bouraoui and reviews of his work. Also included are several sound and audiovisual recordings of poetry and novel recitals, conferences, and interviews.

Bouraoui, Hédi

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. fonds

  • F0280
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-2012

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. over the course of over 50 years as a literary agency and management company for writers, public speakers, and actors.

The bulk of the records consist of client files which includes correspondence to and from clients; correspondence with publishers, media, sponsors of talks, radio and television producers; publicity material relating to clients including resumes, headshot photographs, schedules, travel arrangements; newspaper clippings; reader's reports; royalty statements; and contracts. There are also audio cassettes and video cassettes of interviews and recordings of the work of some CSWS clients. Notable clients include: Earle Birney, Arthur Black, Harry Boyle, Adrienne Clarkson, Sorel Etrog, Don Harron, Lynn Johnston, Paul Kligman, Mavor Moore, Lister Sinclair, Harry Somers, Ben Wicks, and Chris Wiggins.

There are also general correspondence files, business records (including office diaries for the period, 1951-1965), manuscripts (from clients and unsolicited), and print materials (publishers' catalogues, anthologies of plays, newsletters, copies of labour agreements between the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and ACTRA, and clippings). There is a series of records related to CSWS Ltd. founder, Matie Molinaro, documenting her early life in New York and her work as a war correspondent during the Second World War. Also included is a series devoted to records related to Marshall McLuhan and his estate, long-time clients of CSWS Ltd, which includes correspondence, contracts, notes, drafts, clippings, offprints, photographs, and ephemera.

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd.

Deborah Barndt fonds

  • F0701
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2013

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Deborah Barndt’s work as a researcher, writer, activist and York University professor. These records document the research and writing of Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain (1999), Tangled Routes: Women, Work and Globalization on the Tomato Trail (2002), and VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas (2011), her research focus on popular education, globalization, community arts, and her involvement with equity and diversity initiatives at York University. Records in this fonds include research materials such as journal articles, papers, reports, newsletters, government documents, pamphlets, brochures, as well as audio recordings of interviews and interview transcripts, correspondence, manuscripts, video cassettes, notes, e-mail, proposals, and workshop materials.

Barndt, Deborah

Paul James Dwyer fonds

  • F0142
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2013

The fonds documents Paul James Dwyer's activities as a dancer, choreographer, and writer. Records consist mainly of correspondence and subject files relating to various dance companies such as Dance Oremus Danse and the Isadora Duncan School of Modern Dance. There is some documentation on grant applications. Also included are dance programmes, Dwyer's published articles and photographs of colleagues such as Jeanne Bresciani, Lori Belliveau, Nadia Chilkovsky, and Anita Zhan. There are video and audio recordings of interviews and dance performances. Accession 2007-059 includes correspondence with Madeleine Lytton regarding her dance career in the tradition of Isadora Duncan, correspondence and other documentation regarding the collections of books, photographs, and other material pertaining to Duncan owned by Leo and Lillian Loewenthal and Howard Holtzman, Ella Bobrow's book on Irina Odoevtseva, a program for the memorial dance performance for Hortense Kooluris, and promotional material for a wide variety of performers involved in dance, opera, and baroque music.

Dwyer, Paul James

Barry Callaghan fonds

  • F0525
  • Fonds
  • 1884-2014, predominant 1946-2014

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Barry Callaghan pertaining to his personal life and professional work as a writer, publisher, journalist and teacher. Records in this fonds include manuscripts, correspondence, research notes, audiovisual recordings, teaching files, administrative files, and memorabilia. Some records pertaining to the life and work of his father, Morley Callaghan, are also part of this fonds.

Callaghan, Barry, 1937-

Laurence Hutchman fonds

  • F0565
  • Fonds
  • 1901-2014

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the writing and literary activities of poet Laurence Hutchman. These records, which include poetry drafts and manuscripts, notebooks, research materials, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs and audio cassettes, document Hutchman’s work as a poet, editor, interviewer and professor of English.

Hutchman, Laurence

Paul Axelrod fonds

  • F0224
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2015

Fonds consists of records pertaining primarily to Paul Axelrod's academic writing and career as a university professor and administrator. These records include personal and professional correspondence, draft manuscripts and articles, academic papers, course materials, audio recordings, photographs and other research materials.

Axelrod, Paul Douglas.

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-

Archie Alleyne fonds

  • F0703
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2015, predominant 1962-2011

Accession consists of material documenting the career of Archie Alleyne as a musician, philanthropist, and influential figure in the Toronto jazz music scene. Material includes collected material on other Toronto-based jazz musicians; posters, photographs, and other memorabilia from performances and events; correspondence; material related to the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund; notebooks; and drafts and research material for his memoir, Colour Me Jazz: The Archie Alleyne Story (2015). Audio-visual material includes recordings of jazz-related programming broadcast on television, audio interviews with jazz musicians, and released and unreleased music performances

Alleyne, Archie

Bruce Pittman fonds

  • F0465
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2017

Fonds consists of records of Pittman's work in film and television and includes scripts, storyboards, correspondence, financial records, publicity material, shooting schedules, edit sheets, research material, grant applications and other related material. It includes photographs taken during the production of a number of his films and audio-visual records in various formats that document the various stages in the making of film and television productions with which Pittman was involved. There is considerable material relating in particular to "Shattered City." The fonds also includes a series of audio recordings of interviews conducted by Pittman for "Saturday Night at the Movies" with film directors including Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Altman, and Norman McLaren, among others.

Pittman, Bruce

Carl James fonds

  • F0707
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2018, predominant 1990-2012

Fonds consists of records created by Carl James in the course of his activities as a sociologist and a university professor, including research data, publications, teaching material, and administrative records for the York Centre for Education and Community.

James, Carl E.

Jean Augustine fonds

  • F0515
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2018, predominant 1994-2015

Fonds consists of the professional records of Jean Augustine, including documents, reports, speech notes, press releases and publications relating to her activities as a community activist and volunteer; a elementary school teacher; her administration of the Metro Toronto Housing Authority; her participation on various international, national, provincial and municipal advocacy boards organizations and associations; and her activities as a federal politician and member of cabinet.

Augustine, Jean