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Pro-life literature, bioethics research and deVeber Institute files

Series consists of pro-life literature and other records pertaining to Gentles’ research on bioethical issues, primarily abortion and assisted suicide. Also includes administrative and research records related to the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research (formerly the Human Life Research Institute), a pro-life think-tank of which Gentles is Vice-President and Research Director. Contains notes, correspondence, drafts, articles, clippings, meeting minutes, agendas, reports, financial statements, and other material.

History research files and correspondence

Series consists of records pertaining to Gentles’ research and publishing in the field of English history. Includes files pertaining to: the publishing of various articles and book reviews, as well as his monograph, The New Model Army in England, Ireland and Scotland, 1645-1653 (Blackwell, 1992); the Toronto Research Group in Early Modern British History; and various research trips dating from the late 1970s to the 1990s. Series also includes records related to the publishing of a Festschrift in honour of British historian Austin Woolrych, with whom Gentles had a longstanding relationship. The volume, Soldiers, Writers and Statesmen in the English Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 1998), was co-edited by Gentles. Series also includes several files of correspondence related to Gentles’ history research activities, as well as one file of personal correspondence.

Teaching records

Series consists of records pertaining to Gentles’ teaching duties as a professor of history at York University. Includes course syllabi, lecture notes, exam and essay questions, roll books, correspondence with students, reference letters, and other material.

York administrative records

Series consists of records pertaining to Gentles’ administrative duties at York University, particularly his work on the convocation committee, the faculty council, and the senior common room committee. Includes minutes, correspondence, financial statements, notes, and other material.

Chen family videos

Series consists of a Chinese family's home movies documenting a visit to Niagara Falls, the birth of a new family member, travels to parks across Southern Ontario and the Eastern seaboard, piano recitals, and cherry blossoms in High Park.

Chen family

Dhoré family videos

Series consists of an Indo- and Black-Carribean family’s home movies featuring visits to a family farm and the birth of a younger brother.

Dhoré family

Seaman family videos

Series consists of a Black-Canadian family’s home movies featuring everyday life including Carifesta, picnics in the park, Halloween, Christmas, birthdays, and vacations to the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Seaman family

Long family videos

Series consists of home movies documenting the Chinese family's everyday life including footage of children playing, riding horses, and performing at a school recital.

Long family

Jog family videos

Series consists of home movies from a Japanese and Indian family in Ottawa documenting children playing in the backyard and singing songs in Japanese and Matrathi.

Jog family

Watadata family videos

Series consists of home movies from a Japanese-Canadian family including footage of a boy in a cub scout uniform, a visit to a farm in Cooksville, Ontario, and games of catching mochi balls at community picnics in Toronto.

Watadata family

Lu family videos

Series consists of an Eritrean Canadian family's home movies documenting a family meal and the observation of Assumption of St. Mary.

Lu family

Balachandran family videos

Series consists of home movies documenting a Tamile family in their home Scarborough and their hometown of Jaffna in Sri Lanka to witness the cultural practice of thuku kavadi.

Balachandran family

Gros-Louis family videos

Series consists of home movies from a Huron-Wendat family documenting winter in Wendake and a summertime parade in Apache Junction, Arizona.

Gros-Louis family

Reddick family videos

Series consists of footage captured by an African Nova Scotian documenting the celebrations of and interviews about Kwanza, New Years, and a Christmas tree lighting.

Reddick family

Digital files

Series contains digital records consisting of drafts, manuscripts, research data, correspondence, and research material primarily pertaining to publication of books, articles, and reports.

Posters

Series primarily consists of posters promoting the Mariposa Folk Festival, in addition to including festival maps and posters of artists and other folk festivals.

Wong family videos

Series consists of a home movie filmed in Winnipeg documenting a Hong Kong-Chinese family's Red Packet (hóngbāo) ceremony taking place at Mr Wong’s 70th birthday celebration in 2002.

Wong family

Lo family videos

Series consists of home movies pertaining the everyday of a Chinese family in Regina including footage of family visiting from Macau in the wintertime, children playing and receiving Christmas presents, the family picking fruits and vegetables in the backyard.

Jabbar family videos

Accession consists of digitized home movies from an Indian family in Canada documenting family members visiting Canada. Project and donor contributed description follows: "Sometime between 1987 and 1988, it's the summer season and the Jabbar family welcomes uncles and aunts over for a visit to Canada, staying at their apartment in Scarborough, ON. Family was always welcome at the Jabbar household and they are happy and willing to stay for weeks at a time despite the small space. The footage shows how multigenerational the gatherings are, which included S's grandmother who recently came to live with the family."

Javeed family

Javeed family videos

Series consists of digitized home movies documenting an Indian family in Canada communicating via video letters to family in India. Video letters include Indian nursery rhymes, biryani songs, and footage of children practicing Urdu and memorizing the Quran in Arabic.

Project and donor contributed description follows: "In the Javeed family’s apartment in Scarborough ON, two boys aged between 3 and 7 create a video letters to their grandmother who resides overseas in India. Both boys are born and live in Canada. The videos document shifts in communication technologies, at a time prior to the use of communication apps like WhatsApp, used to keep in touch with family. Scarborough was quite diverse by the early 2000s, and the boys generally felt connected to their peers, although their mother remembers they had experienced racism and some issues at school. She attests that they grew up differently than she did as a first generation immigrant, wherein she felt like an outsider in Toronto in the early eighties. The family had a lot of discussions as they were growing up about these issues, and ensured the boys were familiar with current affairs."

Javeed family

Joudaki family videos

Series consists of an Iranian-Canadian family's home video of a father and daughter visiting Iran and includes footage of Shiraz, the Takht-e Lamshid, Isfahan, the Great Mosque (Shah Mosque), and Naghsh-e Jahan Square.

Joudaki family

Marchant family videos

Series consists of home videos documenting the Latino family and friends in everyday life and at events such as picnics, parties, Christmas, and visiting the CN Tower and Niagara Falls.

Marchant family

Chan family videos

Series consists of home videos documenting everyday life of the donor's Chinese-Russian family including footage of four RCMP weddings and a dinner, Christmas, Chinese New Year, and children playing with toys.

Azure family

Baksh family videos

Series consists of home videos documenting her friends and Guyanese family in Toronto and overseas, including the Mahaica Market in Guyana.

Shenaz Baksh family

Burke family videos

Series consists of home videos including footage of donor's Jamaican-Guyanese family including Christmas in 1992 and their vacation in England in 1990.

Burke family

Valcin family videos

Series consists of home videos documenting this Haitian family on holidays in New York City during Christmas in 1969 and digging out their home in the St. Leonard, Montreal after the 1971 snow storm.

Valcin family

Rahi family videos

Accession consists of home videos documenting Azada Rahi's participation in the Junior Toronto Raptors Dance Pak including rehearsals and performances at the YTV Achievement Awards.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "Around 1994, 9-year old Azada Rahi living in a nearby co-op auditioned at the Cabbagetown Youth Centre to be part of the junior Toronto Raptors Dance Pak. The choreographer was Clarence Ford, who auditioned kids, teens and young adults from all over the city, and ran the Pak once the crew was established. He was a delight to work with, was extremely kind, and was great at keeping so many young people organized and focused.

For Azada, the years she spent in the Pak, encountering Canadian athletes and entertainers were "fun and weird". These tapes are the sole recordings of her dancing that she has had access to. Looking back at the footage proved surprisingly, hilarious, and a chance to reflect on herself as an uninhibited young dancer."

Rahi family

Writing and research files

Series consists of recordings pertaining to Doob’s research and scholarship interest in medieval studies, dance, and medicine. Series contains interview transcripts and notes, manuscripts, notes, drafts and publications, lectures, grant applications, research-related photographs, and reference material including dance programmes.

A significant portion of the series pertains to the National Ballet of Canada including research material for over thirty repertoires; interview material with Rudolf Nureyev, Celia Franca, Karen Kain, Erik Bruhn, James Kudelka, Rex Harrington, Dominique Dumais, and Glen Tetley; and the manuscripts of Karen Kain and Rex Harrington’s autobiography drafts.

Series also includes the draft manuscript of ‘Nebauchadnezzar’s Children: Conventions of Madness in Middle English Literature,’ and research material related to labyrinths in the middle ages and Chaucer.

Education and professorial files

Series primarily consists of teaching material including her lecture notes, syllabi, student assignments, course readings, reference material, and course evaluations. Material also contains reports, newsletters, agenda packages, and correspondence pertaining to her administrative roles at York University and a small amount of personal memorabilia and ephemera from her undergraduate and graduate studies.

Catrographic documents

Series contains maps of Dublin from the Ordnance survey as well as maps of Dublin from the General Post Office Directory. As well, there are copies of the 'Dublin almanac and general register of Ireland', (1847), and several copies of 'Thom's official directory,' for the period (1852-1950).

Posters, paintings, and scrapbooks

Series contains fifteen watercolours from the play 'Night boat to Dublin,' collectively titled 'Cat and devil' by Jane Golden; posters advertising Joyce symposia at York University, Dublin, Trieste and other sites, and related Joycean celebrations; and posters advertising Pollock's productions. In addition, there are four scrapbooks of press clippings on the theatre that include notices of Pollock's productions, as well as other material.

Photographs

Series consists of photographs of actors and scenes from Pollock's productions, 'Yes, I will yes', 'Ulysses in Nighttown,' as well as photographs of Pollock and members of the Joyce family in Trieste, Toronto and Dublin. As well there are newspaper clippings (photographs) that accompany articles on Pollock from Toronto newspapers, and a poster from the Canadian premiere of 'Ulysses in Nighttown'.

Videos

Two videocassettes pertain to a trip to Japan by Pollock and the third pertains to a production, 'Portrait of the artist - is there one who understands me?'.

Slides

contain slides that were used in Pollock's productions and include stills of street scenes in Ireland, Italy, Paris, that have relevance for Joyce's works. Also included are portraits of personalities of the early twentieth century, intertitles, drawings
and prints (the Seven Deadly Sins, religious images, Joycean characters), posters of World War One, and similar material. As well, there are hundreds of slides that were used in Pollock's productions which are primarily identified by the names of the plays, 'Night boat from Dublin,' and 'Giacomo de Trieste'.

Audio tapes

Series contains audio tape reels of interviews Pollock conducted with members of Joyce's family and associates, interviews with members of the Abbey Theatre and with Irish critics and writers, recordings of the proceedings of the James Joyce Symposium at York University (1970), and copies of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programmes concerning James Joyce ('Tuesday Night', a Joyce Documentary, and others). There are recordings used in Pollock's productions including 'Giacomo de Trieste,' 'Ulysses in Nighttown,'(music, sound effects, etc).

Manuscripts

Series consists of handwritten drafts, typescripts, editorial comments and correspondence, photocopies, promotional material and research notes, for several of Pollock's works including 'After the funeral,''Gabriel,' 'Yes, I will yes', 'Up from the pedestal' and unpublished works including his Soviet journal.

Subject files

Series consists of correspondence and clippings concerning various theatres and theatre companies in Canada and in other countries (Abbey Theatre-Dublin, Royal Shakespeare Company), and with playwrights and authors (Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Anthony Burgess, Ezra Pound). There is also correspondence. official records and some clippings relating to the James Joyce Society of Canada (including accounts, lists and financial material), and with organizers of James Joyce Symposia (York University, Trieste, Dublin, Paris). There is material relating to productions of Pollock's works ('Giacomo de Trieste', 'Night boat from Dublin', 'Ulysses in Nighttown'). There is also some correspondence and related material concerning Temple Sinai (Toronto) and Pollack's travels (Soviet Union, Italy, Japan, Cuba). In addition, there are theatre programs from several theatres in Canada (Hart House Theatre, O'Keefe Centre, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Stratford).

Global College (University of Winnipeg) files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by McPhedran during her tenure as Principal of the University of Winnipeg’s Global College (2008-2012) and as a faculty member at Global College. Records in this series document her involvement with the work of the College, including special events and conferences, include audiovisual materials, conference materials, photographs, a transcript and correspondence.

Personal files

Series contains textual records and photographs pertaining to Sternberg's personal life, including medical information and personal correspondence. Included in the series is a file of Sternberg's correspondence with Canadian experimental artist and art educator Michael Fernandes.

Activism files

Series consists of records created or accumulated by Sternberg in the course of her political activities. The series contains materials relating to Sternberg's arts education and feminist activism, as well as a file containing Association for Film Art records. Series is comprised of textual records, photographs, videocassettes, a compact disc, and a poster.

Writing files

Series consists of draft and published copies of articles, interviews, and book chapters written or co-written by Barbara Sternberg. Also included are materials relating to Sternberg's Cinema Canada column, "On Experimental Film," as well as documents pertaining to an unrealized anthology on Canadian experimental film, and several photographs.

Professional and professorial files

Series consists primarily of textual records documenting Sternberg's professorial and professional careers. These records include curation and course proposals, notes, and ephemera; resumes; conference materials; interviews; research; copies, typescripts, and drafts of published and unpublished works; screening, talks, and tour records; writings related to screening introductions; exhibition records; film festival programs and publications; posters; and film periodicals and newsletters. Also included are materials pertaining to Sternberg's work with the Community Arts Centre, a selection of published works by or belonging to Sternberg, and a copy of George Clark's essay "To the Distant Observer: On the Films of Barbara Sternberg." In addition to textual records, this series includes posters, DVDs, photographs, and 35mm slides.

Filmmaking and project files

Series consists of records created or accumulated by Sternberg in the process of her activities as an experimental filmmaker, performer, and artist. Records include project files on complete and incomplete works, including but not limited to "A Story," "Transitions," "Like a Dream That Vanishes," and "Beating," and consist of notes, scripts, shot lists, research materials, grant applications, and correspondence. This series is primarily comprised of 35mm slides and photographs of varying dimensions. The series also includes multiple moving image formats, as well as an envelope of pressed leaves and a box of cloth figures.

Subject files

Series consists of a variety of records, including files pertaining to Jarrell's involvement with the Markham Environmental Alliance, his academic publishing company, Scientia Press, and his university education at Indiana University and the University of Toronto. Records include financial statements, correspondence (including printed e-mail), newsletters, agendas, notices, pamphlets, membership lists, notebooks, essays, book reviews, and photographic slides.

York University files

Series consists of records pertaining to Jarrell's work as a professor and administrator at York University. Records include course syllabi and handouts, examinations and assignments, lecture notes, course evaluations, presentation slides, handbooks, a student cookbook, correspondence, reports, photographs, applications, and forms.

Research and writing files

Series consists of records pertaining to Jarrell's various academic research and writing projects, including his book "Educating the Neglected Majority". Records include notes, lists, statistics, draft articles and manuscripts, bibliographies, copies of membership lists and directories, reproductions of archival records, publications, photographs, and Jarrell's research index cards, organized by research subject. Also included in this series are textbooks written and used by Jarrell to teach his classes at York University.

Correspondence

Series consists of Jarrell's professional correspondence and memoranda, including incoming letters and copies of his outgoing correspondence. These records pertain to Jarrell's work as a York University faculty member, his research and writing projects, his work as the editor of "HSTC Bulletin" (later "Scientia Canadensis"), and his participation as a member of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association (CSTHA). Some items in this series are photocopies, and some items have been marked according to subject by Martha Jarrell.

Research and lecture notes

Series contains notes for book projects ('Hegel's development', 'Phenomenology of spirit,'), as well as notes for lectures for a seven year seminar on 'Phenomenology', and related Hegel research.

Graduate and undergraduate Studies

Series contains essays from his Oxford undergraduate days as well as notes and essays from Northwestern University (Master's degree), and typescript copies of his doctoral thesis at the University of Illinois, 1953.

Teaching

Series consists of lecture notes, reading lists, course outlines, and related material for courses taught at York in Philosophy (Modes of Reasoning, Medieval Philosophy, Phenomenology), Humanities, and Social Science, as well as Philosophy courses taught at the University of Illinois and Ohio State University

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence with other philosophers, individuals, several educational institutions as well as learned societies (Hegel Institute of America), publishers, and letters of recommendation.

Manuscripts

Series contains typescripts of Harris' thesis on Giovanni Gentile, as well as typescripts, corrected drafts, galleys and page proofs of 'Hegel's development' (vols. I and II), 'Between Kant and Hegel: texts in the development of post-Kantian idealism,' (a series of lectures translated and annotated by Harris and George di Giovanni), and for 'Origins and legacies'. There are also typescripts and drafts of translations of works by Hegel ('Difference between Fichte's and Schelling's system of Philosophy,', 'Faith and knowledge', 'Encyclopedia of logic,' ). In addition, there are photocopies of Harris' revision of 'Lectures on the philosophy of religion'. The fonds also includes typescripts and drafts of several articles by written by Harris on Hegel, Croce, Hume, and copies of typescripts and off-prints of reviews written by Harris.

Sugar Workers & Industry Education Resource Library [SWIERL]

Series contains correspondence, financial information and other records of the Sugar Workers and Industry Education Resource Library (SWIERL), including bibliographies, acquisitions, records of incorporation, and other administrative information such as storage space rentals and plans for eventual disposition of materials to the archives. Series also contains some videocassettes from the SWIERL collection.

In an effort to broaden its base of potential support, in 1992 ICCSASW officially incorporated its documentation centre as SWIERL. The SWIERL corporate embossing seal can be found in box 2006-060/061 - item 2006-060/061(01). ICCSASW itself was never incorporated, but operated under the umbrella of the Anglican Church of Canada. When ICCSASW ceased to function in 1998, SWIERL continued to maintain the documentation left over from the project, until 2006 when it was transferred to the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University.

Photos by country

Series contains photographs not directly connected with major events such as conferences, seminars and committee meetings (photographs directly connected with major events are with the files related to those events). The photographs are organized alphabetically by country and show various subjects including sugar refineries, sugar plantations, attendees at sugar worker events, sugar workers and their families. Some photographs may be disturbing.

General files

Series includes miscellaneous records on topics related to overseas development, economic justice, trade union matters, government policies and other issues that could affect the work of trade union solidarity. Files include correspondence, mailing lists, miscellaneous photographs and reference material, as well as records relating to office administration, staffing etc.

Programs and projects

Series consists of information related to ICCSASW’s work on various programs and projects for the benefit of the sugar workers. These included hosting visiting union staff at the Toronto secretariat, a documentation centre, exchanges among specific countries, building regional networks, etc. Files contain notes and correspondence, copies of labour agreements, minutes, reports, registration forms, newsletters and other program-related materials.

ICCSASW publications

Series consists of publications by ICCSASW. ICCSASW published regular newsletters in English (“Sugar World”) and Spanish (“Mundo Azucarero”) throughout the years of its existence. For three or for years it also published newsletters in French (“Le Monde du Sucre”) and in Portuguese (“Mundo Açucareiro”). These publications carried news of unions, solidarity campaigns, changes in the industry, etc. There were also occasional research papers in English and Spanish, dealing in depth with different issues such as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), violence, wage comparisons, diversification, women in the industry, Tate & Lyle, etc. Some files include correspondence related to ICCSASW's publications, as well as mailing lists and subscriber information.

Solidarity campaigns

Series consists of material created and gathered by ICCSASW in the course of their solidarity work. Dozens of solidarity campaigns were organized by ICCSASW in response to requests from different countries, pertaining to salary campaigns, political repression, job loss, natural disaster, etc. Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Philippines were among the principal sources of solidarity appeals. Series contains appeals, responses and other correspondence (including letter-writing campaigns denouncing various actions) and organizational materials.

Women Sugar Workers

Series consists of material pertaining to ICCSASW’s special program focused on women sugar workers. This work was undertaken with the help of an intern between 1987 and 1991. In the case of intern, Joan Atlin, this was made possible by a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Award for Canadians and consisted of networking, seminars, exchanges of visits and publications. Files include correspondence, research, reports and notes.

ICCSASW Seminars

Series consists of material pertaining to International Sugar Workers seminars, including organizational files, correspondence, budgets, proceedings and reports. One of ICCSASW’s main program areas was the organization of regional and national seminars in collaboration with the relevant sugar workers’ unions. About 20 of these were held over a 10-year period. The two largest seminars were held in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines, hosted by the National Federation of Sugar Workers – Foods & General Trades (NFSW-FGT) and focused on the Asia-Pacific region. From 1995 to 1997 three international seminars were held in Toronto, with an emphasis on providing unions with the latest economic information about their industry, as well as affording an opportunity for networking and building solidarity.

ICCSASW Committees

Series consists of material relating to ICCSASW’s various committees. The ten-member Steering Committee was to meet annually and the Executive Committee was to meet on an ad-hoc basis. The Advisory Management Committee assisted on budgeting matters. Files contain committee meeting reports, resolutions, budgets, photographs, notes and some correspondence.

International Sugar Workers Conferences

Series consists of material created and gathered by GATT-Fly and ICCSASW, in relation to four International Sugar Workers Conferences. Files contain correspondence, reports and notes regarding travel arrangements, participants, expenses, and other elements of conference organization, as well as photographs taken at conferences. The First International Sugar Workers Conference was held in Trinidad in 1977. The Second International Sugar Workers Conference was originally scheduled to be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in November 1982, but had to be postponed due to complications with travel visas for delegates. It was rescheduled for February 1983 in Toronto, Canada. The second conference established the ICCSASW. The Third International Sugar Workers Conference was held in Santo Domingo in 1987. It was the largest event organized by ICCSASW, with delegates from five continents. The last in the series of four conferences was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1993.

GATT-Fly and Brewster Kneen/origins of ICCSASW

Series includes records from the formational years of ICCSASW, primarily materials gathered by ICCSASW's parent institution, GATT-Fly, an overseas development agency of the Canadian churches for global economic justice. Series includes research materials pertaining to the sugar industry, such as material about the Food Prices Review Board and the Tariff Board hearings, gathered by food industry analyst Brewster Kneen in his research for “The Economy of Sugar," published in June 1971 by CENSIT (Centre for the Study of Institution and Theology). These research materials were given to Reg McQuaid in 1973 and include correspondence, memoranda, minutes and news clippings.

Research

Series contains proposals, grant applications, reports, data, and administrative documents related to James’ research projects. A significant portion of the series pertains to the following two projects:

The “Bridging the Solitudes” project ([2001?]-2005) examined the racial, ethnic, cultural and financial barriers faced in post-secondary education by students from traditionally marginalized groups. Thirty students participated at York University and Seneca College during the project and regularly met during the ‘common hour’ to discuss their ongoing experiences, expectations, and aspirations for university and life.

The “Racism, Violence and Health Project” (2002-2007) was a $1.25 million study funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research. Over 900 individuals participated in the study through surveys, in-depth interviews, two-year micro-ethnographies, annual community forums, and smaller community meetings. The goal of the project was to determine perceptions of both global and racism-related stress in the Indigenous African Nova Scotian community, the Caribbean Canadian community in Toronto, and the African immigrant community in Alberta; and to document the first voice accounts of Black men, their families, and communities about their experiences of violence (including the violence of racism). The research team comprised of Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernand (leader), Dr. Dave Este, Dr. Carl James, Dr. Akua Benjamin, Dr. Carol Amaratunga, Dr. Fred Wien, research trainees, and collaborators (including the Health Association of African Canadians, Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers, Victoria Road United Baptist Church, Women's Health in Women's Hands, Tropicana Community Services, Calgary African Community Association, Calgary Immigrant Aid Society, Edmonton Immigrant Association, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, and Calgary African Caribbean Advisory Council).

Publications based on research findings may be found in the Books; Articles and Published Reports; Lectures, Conference and Workshop Presentations series.

Background research and literature can also be located in the Subject File series.

Related correspondence may also be found in the Professional and Professorial series.

Lectures, conference and workshop presentations

Series contains drafts, manuscripts, correspondence, and research material pertaining to the lectures, conferences, and workshop presentations.

Additional material regarding presentations, including research data, drafts, and correspondence can be found in the Research series.

Background research and literature may also be located in the Subject File series.

Related correspondence may also be found in the Professional and Professorial series.

Articles and published reports

Series contains drafts, manuscripts, correspondence, and research material pertaining to the publication of articles and reports.

Additional material regarding articles and published reports; including research data, drafts, and correspondence can be found in associated files in the Research series and the Lectures, Conference and Workshop Presentations series.

Background research and literature may also be found in the Subject Files series.

Correspondence pertaining to articles and published reports may also be located the Professional and Professorial series.

Books and book chapters

Series contains drafts, manuscripts, and correspondence pertaining to the publication of authored and edited books and book chapters by James. A significant portion of the material focuses on “Seeing Ourselves: Exploring Race, Ethnicity & Culture” (1989) which uses a collection of personal comments and essays, written by students from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, to examine what it means to participate in the cultural and ethnic "mosaic" that comprises contemporary Canada) and “Life at the Intersection: Community, Class, and Schooling” (2012) which examines schooling and the education experience of youth in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood. Related correspondence may also be found in the Professional and Professorial series.

Additional material regarding publications in books, including research data, drafts, and correspondence can be found in associated files in the Articles and Published Reports; Lectures, Conference and Workshop Presentations; and Research series.

Records pertaining to background research and literature may also be found in the Subject Files series.

Professional and professorial

Series contains documents related to James' professional interactions (community service, honours and awards, and correspondence) and professorial engagement (course development; graduate student supervision on topics such urban education, sports, practitioner research, and race and diversity; and university service).

His community service includes involvement with the Anti-Discriminatory Advisory Group; UNICEF: discrimination against ethnic minorities, immigrants, and indigenous peoples; Toronto District School Board (TDSB); Toronto Police Services; and the Youth Challenge Fund.

Professorial documents include syllabi, lecture notes, proposals, letters of recommendation, and submitted thesis and dissertations. A substantial portion of the teaching material focuses on James’ teaching and research in Sweden. Additional information regarding teaching and research in Sweden may be found in the Research and Publications series. James' scholarship and additional records related to community services primarily arranged in the Articles and Published Reports, and Lectures, Conference and Workshop Presentations series.

Additional correspondence can be found in the Books; Articles and Published Reports; Lectures, Conference and Workshop Presentations; Research; Subject Files; and York Centre on Education and Community series.

Moving Image records

Series consists of video tape cassettes of the company's performances, rehearsals, television broadcasts, and an interview (performances and commercials). Included are performances of La valse, Bella, Hot house, Inching, Triptych, Memento, Ces plaisirs, Totem, and others. The videos come in half-inch and three-quarter inch VHS format, and half-inch Beta max format.

Graphic materials

Series consists of promotional photographs in black & white and colour, negatives, contact sheets, as well as personal photographs of Grossman and others. For the most part the photographs are related to performances of the Grossman Company.

Administrative and fundraising

Series consists of general correspondence with and information about other dance companies, etc. Included in the series are fundraising records, such as records of donations, corporate and foundation sponsorships and appeals, material from the Board of Director's Fundraising committee, samples of appeal letters, and related material.

Performance files

Series consists of material relating to individual venues and to larger tours, including contracts, applications for touring grants from the Canada Council, travel budgets, and other material.

Grant application files

Series consists of grant applications to the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Metropolitan Toronto Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, including general applications, funding for tours, targeted grants (Development workshops, Teacher training, Promotional video, specific purchases of equipment, etc). As well, there are applications for funds to the Ministry of Culture and Communications (Ontario) for tour monies, management development, money from the Half Back promotion, and applications for grants from the department of External Affairs (Canada) for offshore tours, the Department of Communications (Canada) for specific purcahses and related material.

Clipping files

Series consists of reviews, previews, and photographs of Danny Grossman Dance Company as well as notices of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Toronto Dance Theatre, two companies in which Grossman was a dancer prior to 1975.

Teaching files

Series pertains to Scheier's work as an instructor of creative writing and English literature at York University. These records include course syllabi, handouts and outlines, Scheier's lecture notes, academic calendars, inter-departmental memoranda and correspondence, and contracts.

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.

Writers' Union of Canada files

Series consists of records accumulated and created by Scheier in her capacity as a Writers' Union of Canada Ontario representative and National Council member (1986-88) and as chair of its Rights and Freedoms Committee (1988-89). Included in the series are publications, meeting minutes, member lists and newsletters.

Personal files and memorabilia

Series consists of a variety of records pertaining to Scheier's childhood, her family, her education, her personal life, and her career. These records include newspaper clippings, correspondence and forms, resumes, photographs, diaries and notebooks, books written by family members, high school and university lecture notes and essays, and objects including baby shoes, Scheier's smoking pipe, and a collection of political pins.

Manuscripts and other writing

Series pertains to Scheier's poetry and prose writing and includes manuscripts for her books "Second Nature", "Sky", "Saints and Runners", "Language in Her Eye" (editor), "Kaddish for my Father : New and Selected Poems 1970-1999", draft poems, articles, notes and writing fragments, writing-related correspondence, and writing from workshops. Some manuscripts sent to Scheier by other writers are also part of this series.

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