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

YA [Yellow Angel] : corresp.

File consists of correspondence, a contract, royalty statements, reviews, a certificate of copyright registration pertaining to Gilbert's book, "Yellow Angel".


Item is a resume of Gilbert's wife, Diane Guite Gilbert.

York University : arts

File consists of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to Gilbert's employment at York University, including his Faculty of Arts appointments and candidacy for tenure.

Computer columns

File pertains to a column entitled "The Computer Corner" written by Gilbert for the Writers' Union of Canada newsletter. Records in this file are copies of his columns, correspondence, and computer ads.


File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert over several years, Symbolic Logic (PHIL 3100). Items in this file are handouts, homework, quizzes, final project outlines, project topics, and a course outline. Also included is a Gilbert handout for PH...

Affirm. action

File consists of memoranda, an agenda and drafts pertaining to the development of a Department of Philosophy affirmative action plan.

Old listings

File consists of Department of Philosophy course lists and registration statistics for 1978 to 1990.

310 : Crossley

File consists of photocopied book chapters from "What is Mathematical Logic?" by J.N. Crossley et al. and Gilbert's lecture notes on those chapters.

Curriculum comm.

File pertains to Gilbert's involvement with the Department of Philosophy's Curriculum Committee. Records in this file are course lists and enrollment statistics, a list of faculty members, a description of courses in philosophy at York U...

Library : reserve lists

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

Willard review

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


File consists of photographs of Gilbert, including two photographs of Gilbert and his son, photographic negatives and contract sheets.


File consists of Gilbert's effective dispute communication presentation slides (on plastic transparencies).

OP [Office Party] : foreign

File consists of correspondence, a memorandum, invoices, signed memoranda of agreement and royalty statements pertaining to the British edition of Gilbert's book "Office Party" by Robert Hale Ltd. and the sale of the French rights t...

FF [First Five]

File consists of a movie synopsis and concept statement written by Gilbert for a film project entitled "First Five".


File pertains to Gilbert's study of karate and includes notes, reading lists and materials from Gilbert's karate class.


File consists of correspondence and a poem from Libby Scheier. Included is a photograph of Scheier.

Uptown [The Uptown Cookbook]

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


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

"Office Party" : movie

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

Letters sent

File consists of correspondence sent by Gilbert to friends and family, as well as some work-related correspondence.

Zack : bar mitzvah

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

Diamond, Paula

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

Very old

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

BS [The Buddy System] : corres.

File consists of correspondence and a synopsis pertaining to Gilbert's efforts to find a publisher for his book "The Buddy System: Moving from Conflict to Cooperation" (previously entitled "Arguing: A Philosophy of Life")....

"Gideon Finds the Truth"

File consists of a handwritten manuscript of this short story by Gilbert, as well as a clipping of the published story in NOW Magazine (Apr. 24-30, 1986 issue).


File pertains to Gilbert's business, EDM: Effective Dispute Management, and his speaking engagements and corporate training services on this subject. Records in this file are correspondence, a flyer, a business registration form, invoices, in...


File consists of correspondence, a signed memorandum of agreement and notes pertaining to the work of the Julian Bach Literary Agency Inc. to find publishers for Gilbert's books "How to Win an Argument", "Arguing with Lawyers&q...


Item is an draft essay by Gilbert entitled "Why I Don't Like Truth".

Canoe trip '85

File pertains to Gilbert's participation in a canoe trip on the Chapleau River in July 1985 organized by Canadian Nature Tours. Records includes brochures, maps and correspondence.

Modal Logic (PH 4100.6)

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

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