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Personal and professional files

Series consists of material created by Archie Alleyne in his professional roles as a musician and memoirist, and through his involvement with projects such as Evolution of Jazz Ensemble and the Syncopation Series, and his personal collection of material which reflect his interest in music and African-Canadian history.

Conference materials and subject files

Series consists of records pertaining to Gilbert’s attendance at conferences and his professional and personal associations, as well as miscellaneous subject files. Records in these files include conference materials and papers, correspondence, and photographs.

Writing and related files

Records in this series document the wide scope of Gilbert’s writing projects and pertain in particular to his published books, “How to Win an Argument”, “Coalescent Argumentation”, “Office Party” and “Yellow Angel”, as well as unpublished novels, screenplays and stories, his unpublished textbook “Discovering Logic”, and his academic writing in the area of argumentation theory and gender and transgender theory. These records include draft manuscripts, screenplays, articles and stories as well as related correspondence, notes and research materials, publishing contracts, royalty statements, copies of published articles, and articles about Gilbert’s work.

Teaching files

Series consists of files documenting Gilbert’s work and activities as a lecturer and professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto and York University, as an undergraduate program director and administrator in the Department of Philosophy at York University, and as a speaker on the subject of cross dressing and transgender theory. Files pertaining to Gilbert’s consultancy work (through his company Effective Dispute Management) and talks on argumentation theory are also part of this series. Records in this series include course materials, lecture notes, notes, correspondence, memoranda, presentation slides, grant application materials, newsletters, enrollment statistics, course lists and calendars.

Student papers and notes

Series consists of Gilbert’s papers and notes from undergraduate courses taken at the City University of New York (Hunter College) and from his graduate studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and the University of Waterloo. Also included in the series are personal ephemera from this period and copies of letters pertaining to the formation of the journal “Telos” at SUNY Buffalo.

Audio-visual materials

Series consists of: audio-visual marketing material for the OMDC; compilation videos of short films funded by the Al Waxman Calling Card Program; unedited footage of the International Film Financing event at the Toronto International Film Festival, 2009; a collection of short and feature films sent to Weyman as co-creator of the Al Waxman Calling Card Program and as Manager of Industry at OMDC. Series also includes taped recordings of episodes of the television show "Wojeck," produced by Weyman's father, Ronald, and a recording of the made-for-television movie, "Wojeck: Out of the Fire."

Ryerson University teaching material

Series consists of teaching material, including course-handouts and administrative material, related to James Weyman's appointment as an instructor at Ryerson University's School of Radio and Television Arts. Series includes "pitch books" created by students in BRD044: Business Aspects of Independent Television Production, which are detailed proposals for independent television programs presented to industry players at the "Annual Independent Television Proposal Competition."

Ontario Media Development Corporation / Ontario Film Development Corporation files

Series consists of: film press kits, reports, agreements, meeting minutes, contracts, correspondence, media clippings, business trip itineraries, which document James Weyman's career as a producer and Manager of Industry Initiatives at the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) (2000-2015) and its predecessor, the Ontario Film Development Corporation (1986-1999).

Notebooks

Series consists of personal notebooks and day planners which document Weyman's career at the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

John D. Harbron's books and published ephemera

Series contains records related to John D. Harbron as an author of several books: Communist Ships and Shipping (1962), Canada Without Quebec (1977), the Canadians: C.D. Howe (1980), the Longest Battle: the RCN in the Atlantic 1939-1945 (1993), Canadian Yesterday (2001).

A significant portion of records pertain to Trafalgar (1988) and This Is Trudeau (1968). Records include manuscript drafts, correspondence, research, photos, artwork, reviews, and notes on the production, promotion, and reception of the books.

Tom Harbron and Sarah Lillian Peace files

Series contains textual records created and accumulated by John D. Harbron's father, Tom Habron, and mother, Sarah Lilliane Peace, in their roles in the military as a doctor and dietician. Records in the form of correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, reports, and ephemera include documentation on promotion within the military, the medical corps and military hospitals, war and remembrance files, nutrition in military diets, and wartime food production in Canada.

Audiovisual material

Series consists of five video reels featuring Forer’s lectures on various aspects of cell division, produced by Glen-Warren Productions Limited and aired as five episodes of CTV’s University of the Air television program in 1978.

Correspondence

Series consists of Forer’s professional correspondence, which includes correspondence and forms pertaining to grant and fellowship applications, correspondence with other scientists and colleagues, correspondence pertaining to the submission of articles for publication in scholarly journals, and his work-related correspondence managed by the Department of Biology secretary at York University. Included in some files are photographs and drawings of cells from Forer’s experiments.

Teaching files

Series consists of files pertaining to courses taught by Forer at York University’s Department of Biology. These files include course materials such as syllabi, outlines, reading lists, handouts, examinations and tests, as well as correspondence and Forer’s lecture notes.

Public engagement

Series contains documents generated from performances, including educational initiatives, performed primarily in Toronto and tours across Canada and the north-eastern United States. Also, includes work by other choreographers produced by the company. Series consists of programming targeting primary and secondary schools in the form of curricula, teaching materials, educational marketing kits, feedback forms. Majority of records refer to Noondance and Curriculum in Motion educational initiatives.

Documents include itineraries, newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs, press releases, grant applications, contracts, feedback/participant surveys, and lobby displays. Few choreographic notations appear in this series (those that appear are in the Benesh Movement Notation (BWN) style).

Additional material related to the company's public engagement can be found in the correspondence and organisational records series. Aside from lobby displays, research and creative material used to develop repertoires do not appear in this series.

Correspondence

Series primarily consists of letters, cards, and printed emails written to Danny Grossman on a personal nature from industry professionals and friends, family, mentors, and former company members. Some files are subject files containing only photos, newspaper clippings and/or works created by the individual.

Business correspondence is located in this series include letters of support, thanks, and congratulations for the company. Some letters written on behalf of the company are primarily letters of recommendation for dancers. Additional business correspondence is located in the organisation records series.

Organisational records

Series consists of records pertaining to administrative operations including development (correspondence, donor and marketing research, and grant applications), promotional material (programs, newspaper clippings, announcements, newsletters, magazine articles, press releases), and activism in the dance community through professional associations, government councils, and conferences (correspondence, transcripts, and speeches).

Additional business correspondence is located in the correspondence series. The public engagement series contains documents generated from organising to tours and documents from grants that funded specific repertoires.

Four Shelter project files

Series consists of records pertaining to the work of Rahder and Associates for this project on behalf of women’s shelters in Durham Region and the Counties of Peterborough, Victoria, Haliburton, and Northumberland to identify under-served and marginalized women in their communities. Records in this series include proposals, correspondence, a contract, notes, meeting agendas, questionnaires, budgets, progress reports, research materials, training materials, executive summaries, strategic plans, and the project’s final report. Also included are records pertaining to the creation of a facilitator’s guide by Rahder and Associates for a YMCA anti-racist training program.

Publications, consulting and conference materials

Series consists of records documenting the scope of Rahder’s work as a planning consultant and academic and her involvement with professional organizations and groups. These records include conference materials, papers and reports written by Rahder, project proposals, technical drawings, photographic slides and reports relating to her consultancy work, research materials, drawings, correspondence and notes.

Planners Network files

Series consists of records pertaining to Rahder’s membership in and involvement with the Planners Network and its Toronto chapter, her participation and presentations at Planners Network and related conferences, and her work to coordinate Planners Network events and conferences. These records include conference materials, conference papers and abstracts, notes, memoranda, newsletters, correspondence and e-mail. Also included in the series are conference materials, papers and publications pertaining to the International Network for Urban Research and Action (INURA).

Faculty of Environmental Studies and York University files

Series pertains to Rahder’s role as a faculty member in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, specifically her work on strategic planning, curriculum development and faculty interest clusters. Also included are records documenting her involvement with York University sustainability initiatives. Files in this series consist of correspondence, memoranda, e-mail, research materials, notes, reports, strategic plans, meeting agendas and minutes, workshop materials, newsletters, papers, and presentation slides (printouts).

Teaching files

Series pertains to Rahder’s work teaching urban planning and environmental studies courses at the University of Toronto, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Queen’s University and York University. Records in this series include course syllabi, reading lists, bibliographies, lecture notes, course handouts, teaching evaluations, student reports, memoranda, and a SSHRC grant application file.

Graduate student files

Series consists of papers, notebooks, notes, photographs, photographic slides, maps, and research materials created and/or used by Rahder while a graduate student at the University of Toronto’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, where she completed her MSc (1977) and PhD (1985) degrees.

York University and Faculty of Environmental Studies files

Series consists of records pertaining to Barndt’s involvement with a number of York University/Faculty of Environmental Studies projects, including the YUFA Women's Testimonies Project, curriculum diversity and equity workshops, and the Transforming Space into Place project. These records include research materials, correspondence, reports, notes, proposals, e-mail, memoranda, workshop materials, meeting minutes and agendas, budgets, transcripts, photographs and video cassettes.

“VIVA! Community arts and popular education in the Americas” project files

Series consists of records pertaining to the research, organization and writing of Barndt’s book “VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas”. These records document the involvement of project partners, as well as the funding for and editing of the book. Records in these files are correspondence, e-mail, notes, proposals, pamphlets and brochures, video and audio recordings, papers, reports, and manuscripts.

Tomasita project files and audiovisual material

Series consists of records pertaining to research, writing and editing for two book projects by Barndt, Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain (1999) and Tangled Routes: Women, Work and Globalization on the Tomato Trail (2002). The records in this series document Barndt’s primary research including interviews with Mexican agriculture workers and managers, academics, and workers and managers in the grocery and fast food industries. Records in this series include audio cassettes of interviews, video recordings, annotated interview transcripts, book manuscripts and reader feedback, correspondence and memoranda, as well as secondary research materials including articles, reports and papers.

Research files

Series consists of thematic research files accumulated and organized by Barndt pertaining to education-related subjects including indigenous education, environmental education, feminist pedagogy, anti-racism education, gender and development, participatory research, popular economics, labour education, sexual diversity and curriculum diversity. Files in this series include journal articles, conference materials, pamphlets and brochures, reports, newsletters, manuals, catalogues, teaching materials (workbooks, kits, guide books), flyers, a poster and an audio cassette.

Nicaragua literacy files

Series consists of research materials accumulated by Barndt pertaining to popular education and literacy in Nicaragua under the Sandinista government. Included in the series are reports, papers and statistics from the Nicaraguan Ministry of Education, as well as notes and non-government publications.

Audiovisual material

Series consists of video recordings of Crosbie appearing on a variety of television programs in promotion of her books or as a guest panelist, as well as audio recordings of radio interviews with or literary readings by Crosbie. Included in the series are audio recordings of her interview with Al Purdy in January 2000.

Photographs and memorabilia

Series consists of a variety of items created or accumulated by Crosbie pertaining to her personal and professional life, including photographs, miscellaneous ephemera, event notices and programmes, award certificates, a diploma, posters, drawings, a painting, an art print, t-shirts, and a sweater belonging to Mordecai Richler.

PhD thesis and related files

Series consists of records pertaining to the completion of Crosbie’s PhD in English Literature from the University of Toronto, including her preparation for comprehensive exams and the research and writing of her thesis, “Contextualizing Anne Sexton: confessional process and feminist practice in The Complete Poems". The records in this series include drafts of the thesis, research materials, correspondence, notes, proposals, and reading lists.

Teaching files

Series consists of records pertaining to Crosbie’s work as a university professor and writing instructor. The records in this series are notebooks, lecture notes, correspondence, course descriptions and syllabi, assignments, student evaluations, and samples of her students’ projects.

Writing and related files

Series consists of records pertaining to Crosbie’s career as a writer, reviewer and editor. Records include draft manuscripts, poems and articles, research materials, page proofs, notes, invoices, correspondence, speaking notes, programmes, posters and photographs. These records document the writing, publication and promotion of Crosbie’s books of poetry, prose and non-fiction, including Miss Pamela’s Mercy (1992), The Girl Wants To (1993), VillainElle (1994), Pearl (1995), Paul’s Case (1997), Click: Becoming Feminists (1997), Queen Rat (1998), Dorothy L’Amour (1999), Missing Children (2003), Liar (2006), Life Is About Losing Everything (2012) and Where Did You Sleep Last Night (2015), as well as her writing for newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Also included in this series are reviews of Crosbie’s books, manuscripts by other writers sent to Crosbie for comment or review, and copies of her published poems, literary reviews, newspaper and magazine articles.

Correspondence

Series consists of Crosbie’s incoming personal and professional correspondence as well as copies of some of her outgoing correspondence. Correspondents include Al Purdy, Michael Holmes, Tony Burgess, Steven Heighton, Bruce McDonald, Jeffery Conway, David Trinidad, David McGimpsey, Michael Turner and others. Photographs included with correspondence are also part of this series.

Notebooks, sketchbooks and day planners

Series consists of notebooks, day planners and sketchbooks created and/or used by Crosbie, as well as a number of calendars and an address book. The notebooks in this series include a variety of writing, including general notes, lists, notes pertaining to Crosbie’s writing projects and PhD research, as well as personal writing and drawings. Some items in this series contain loose ephemeral items, notes, letters, and photographs.

Photographs

Series consists of personal and professional photographs taken or compiled by Galloway over the course of his life. Subjects include promotional photographs of Galloway and his various musical projects, gig photographs, travel images, photographs of family and friends, and other subjects.

Sheet music and other material

Series consists of sheet music, scores, musical instruction books, and other related material created or compiled by Galloway over the course of his career.

General correspondence

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence, created or compiled by Galloway over the course of his life.

Contracts

Series consists primarily of contracts created throughout the duration of Galloway's career as a performing artist, booking agent and festival administrator. Series also includes some correspondence pertaining to contracts, as well as miscellaneous notes, tax records, and other material. Some overlap exists between this series and the Working Life series.

Working life

Series consists of records pertaining to the career of Jim Galloway, including those related to his work as a teacher, touring Jazz musician, radio host, booking agent and Toronto Jazz festival co-founder and administrator. Records include notes, correspondence, promotional material, financial records, festival and gig memorabilia, set lists and song lyrics, records related to specific creative projects, various music union records, draft articles, award documentation, records pertaining to Galloway's agent and record label, grant applications, and other material.

Early life and personal records

Series consists of records pertaining to Jim Galloway's early life in Scotland, as well as personal records created throughout his life. Records include notes, sketches and other documents from Galloway's early childhood education and tenure at the Glasgow School of Art, personal notes and correspondence, travel records, date books, passports and immigration records, and other material. Series does not contain records pertaining to Galloway's early musical projects in Scotland, which can be found in the Working Life and Photographs series.

Records of Maura Matesic

Series consists of records of the Canadian Law and Society Association retained by Maura Matesic in her role as treasurer, including: newsletters, conference programs, bylaws, minutes of meetings, financial reports, budgets, and documents dealing with its incorporation, journal, website, committees, and the Task Force on the Canadian Common Law Degree.

Photographs

Series consists mainly of photographs of, or accumulated by, Drache.

Stormy Weather : The Music of Harold Arlen

Series consists of production notes, narration scripts, correspondence, production stills and original film and audio elements for the 2002 performance special “Stormy Weather : The Music of Harold Arlen”. Directed by Larry Weinstein, the 78 minute long celebration of the American popular composer
Harold Arlen (1905-1986) features highly stylized performances of songs such as “Stormy Weather”; “Over the Rainbow”‚ “Paper Moon”‚ and “Get Happy” by the likes of Debbie Harry, Sandra Bernhard, David Johansen, Hawksley Workman and Rufus Wainwright. Interwoven throughout the program is a dramatic treatment of Arlen’s life (Paul Soles playing the role), filled with public success and great personal sadness. Co-produced by Rhombus, BBC, SBS-TV Australia, and others. Material includes numerous contact sheets of each performance set, with artist approvals, as well as original 24 track masters of each performance.

Slings and Arrows

Series consists of scripts, production documentation, props, set designs, promotional material and original film and audio elements (including episode masters, original film and dialogue overdubs) of the Rhombus-produced television series “Slings & Arrows”. Early drafts of scripts by Susan Coyen, Bob Martin and Mark Mckinney refer to the project as “St. Ratford” and “Shakespeareville”. Other writing credits are attributed to Tecca Crosby and Sean Reycraft for Season 3 of the production.
Directed by Peter Wellington, the plot revolved around “legendary theatrical madman” Geoffrey Tennant (Paul Gross) who returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival (a thinly veiled Stratford Festival) to assume the Artistic Directorship after the sudden death of his mentor Oliver Welles (Stephen Ouimette). Geoffrey is haunted by Oliver throughout all three seasons of Slings & Arrows in which he stages and directs Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear. Also starring Martha Burns as Geoffrey’s former flame/problematic lead actress Ellen Fanshaw and Mark McKinney as the festival’s scheming General Manager Richard Smith-Jones. Also stars Geraint Wyn Davies, William Hutt, Colm Feore, Sarah Polley, Rachel McAdams, Luke Kirby, Sean Cullen and Don McKellar.
Each season featured a musical number sung written by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison by actors Michael Polley and Graham Harley.
Slings & Arrows was broadcast in Canada on Movie Central and The Movie Network channels in 2003, 2005 and 2006. It was later broadcast on the Sundance Channel in the United States.
The production received Gemini Awards for the best dramatic series and best writing in a dramatic series in 2006 and 2007, best direction in a dramatic series for Peter Wellington in 2006, and acting awards for Paul Gross (2004 and 2007), Martha Burns (2006), Susan Coyne (2006), Rachel McAdams (2004), Mark McKinney (2006) and Stephen Ouimette (2007). The series also received awards from the Writers Guild of Canada Awarded for best drama series in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and awards from the Directors Guild of Canada for picture editing (2006 and 2007), sound editing (2004) and outstanding television series drama (2006).

Saddest Music in the World

Series consists of scripts, correspondence, production notes, original film and audio elements, promotional material and props from the 2003 film “The Saddest Music in the World”. Directed by Guy Maddin, The Saddest Music in the World was co-written by Guy Maddin and George Toles based on the original screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro. Maddin adapted the screenplay to suit his early twentieth century film aesthetic of grainy black and white photography and slightly out-of-sync sound. The film features a number of film formats and techniques, with black and white 16 and 8mm original film negatives and some colour film imitating early Technicolor.

Described by some critics as a ‘sort-of’ musical, the film is set in Depression-era Winnipeg, with beer baroness, Lady Port-Huntly (Isabella Rossellini) hosting a competition to determine the saddest music in the world (in hopes of increasing her profits). With the tagline “If you’re sad, and like beer, I’m your lady”, the film centers on the men of the Kent family who confront the secrets of their past while locked in the competition for the prize of $25,000.Younger brother Chester (Mark McKinney), the cynical and failed Broadway producer, is ready to mesmerize his former lover with American bravado, assisted by his nymphomaniac amnesic muse, Narcissa (Maria de Medeiros). Older brother Roderick (Ross McMillan), a cellist returning from post-war Serbia, is inconsolable over the disappearance of his beloved wife. Their despairing but patriotic father Fyodor (David Fox) is tormented with guilt over the accidental amputation of the legs of his one true love, Lady Port-Huntly.

Co-produced by Rhombus and Buffalo Gal Pictures, the film won the Directors Guild of Canada’s outstanding achievement in production design (Mathew Davies) and the Genies for costume design (Meg McMillan), editing (David Wharnsby) and original musical score (Christopher Dedrick) in 2004. Guy Maddin also received the Film Discovery Jury Award for best director from the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival the same year. Maddin and and Toles received the Chlotrudis Award for best adapted screenplay in 2005.

Red Violin

Series consists of scripts, multilingual translations, media coverage reports, photographs and the central prop for “The Red Violin”, arguably, Rhombus’ most ambitious and successful production to date. Written by Don McKellar and directed by Francois Girard, The Red Violin features scenes in French, English, Mandarin, Italian and German, requiring significant translation and subtitling.
Filmed on location in Chicheley Hall and Oxford in England, China, Cremona, Italy, Vienna, Austria and Montreal, the film traces the life and travels of the famous ‘red violin’, from its creation in 17th century Italy by the master Nicolo Bussotti (Carlo Cecchi), through it’s exodus from an 18th century Austrian monastery to 19th century Oxford, Cultural Revolution-era China to a Montreal auction house, where an appraiser (Samuel L. Jackson) and conservator (Don McKellar) try to establish its authenticity and provenance.
The film features actors Jean-Luc Bideau, Jason Flemyng, Sylvia Chang, Julian Richings and Colm Feore. Violin solos used in the musical score were performed by Joshua Bell.

The Red Violin received significant critical acclaim. The film swept the 1999 Genie Awards, picking up trophies for art direction (Francois Séguin), cinematography (Alain Dostie), costume design (Renée April), musical score, sound (Claude La Haye, Jocelyn Caron, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Hans Peter Strobl), best screenplay (Don McKellar and Francois Girard), direction (Froncois Girard) and best motion picture. For the Jutra Awards of 1999, the film also took awards in the areas of art direction, best cinematography, editing (Gaétan Huot), best supporting actor (Colm Feore) score, sound, screenplay, direction, and best film.

It also won the 2000 Oscar for best original musical score (John Corigliano).

Ravel’s Brain

Series consists of research notes, photographs, correspondence, production notes, film and audio elements of the documentary “Ravel’s Brain”. Written and directed by Larry Weinstein, “Ravel’s Brain” is described as a “musical/visual tone poem” exploring the final five years of composer Maurice Ravel (1875- 1937), who due to the degenerative brain conditions of aphasia and apraxia, was
able to produce music but not write it down or perform it. The project was initiated in early 1998 by Weinstein but was not completed until 2000, due to resistance from the Ravel estate.

Featuring the performances of the WDR (Sinfonieorchester des Westdeutschen Rundfunks) Symphony Orchestra and Radio Choir of Cologne, the film features interviews with Ravel’s colleagues, archival footage of his home in Montfort- l’Amaruy and his birthplace of Basque Ciboure. The bulk of the work was filmed on location in Marrakesh, a source of inspiration to Ravel.

The documentary featured staged dramatic scenes in which Thierry Costa played Maurice Ravel, Richard Cowan as Dr. Clovis Vincent and Jacques Dewitt as
Léon Leyritz. Some elements of the film may be reused from an earlier Rhombus production “Ravel”.

The project received three Gemini awards in 2002, best picture editing in a comedy, variety or performing arts program (for David New) and best sound in the same category (for Lou Solakofski, Peter Cook, Goro Koyama, David McCallum, and Jane Tattersall) and best production design (for Ambre Fernandez). It also received awards for best direction at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival and other international documentary film festivals.

Perfect Pie

Series consists of scripts, production binders, correspondence, production stills and all the major film elements of the feature film, including original footage, release prints (one for the India Film Festival), interpositives, optical sound tracks and trims. Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete, the film covers the course of a weekend’s reunion between two estranged ‘best friends’ : a bright and popular beauty who married her high school sweetheart and became a farm wife and a sensitive ugly-duckling who fled her alcoholic mother and recreated herself to become an opera diva. Together they decipher the fragmented memories of a horrifying event that separated them as children and kept them apart. Co-produced by Rhombus and Odeon Films.

Mozartballs

Series consists of scripts, interview scripts, research material and original film and audio elements of a “light-hearted tribute” to Mozart. Directed by Larry Weinstein, the project was also known during production as “Mozart Balls” and “Mozart Lives!”. The documentary interviews eccentric and unique individuals, including a retired Swiss school teacher, an ex-pop musician in Oklahoma who believes her body is inhabited by Mozart’s spirit, an Austrian astronaut who carried a score of “The Magic Flute” and a chocolate Mozartkugein into space
and a computer genius whose software has created a new Mozart cello concerto. Produced by Rhombus Media.

Marcelo Alvarez : In Search of Gardel

Series consists of translations, production notes, research materials and original film and audio elements of the Niv Fichman-directed musical documentary special featuring Marcelo Alvarez, an Argentine accountant, whose meteoric rise to the stage after winning a song contest. In “Marcelo Alvarez : In Search of Gardel”, Alvarez returns to Argentina to perform and record the tango music of legendary crooner, Carlos Gardel. Includes some archival footage. Co-produced by Rhombus, Sony Classical, La Sept Arte and NHK. The film won an award at the International Film and Video Award.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Series consists of photographic stills and six large-scale mounted photographs used for the promotion of the 1996 televised production of Eugene O’Neill’s play “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” (part of the television series ‘Great Performances’). Directed by David Wellington, the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic unfolds over the course of a day while the Tyrone family confronts their haunting secrets. James Tyrone, the master of the house is played by William Hutt, while Edmund, the consumptive son is played by Tom McCamus. Morphine-addicted mother Mary is played by Martha Henry while Jamie, the elder alcoholic son is played by Peter Donaldson. Martha Burns appears as Cathleen. Coproduced by Rhombus, CBC and Bravo! Television.

Last Night

Series consists of scripts, production notes, media reviews, production stills and movie posters for the 1998 feature film “Last Night”. Written and directed by Don McKellar, the film follows a cast of characters as they struggle through the petty details and minor complications of the final few hours of existence, trying to arrange the perfect end. Features performances by McKellar himself, David Cronenberg, Sandra Oh, Callum Keith Rennie, Tracey Wright and Sarah Polley. Co-produced by Rhombus, CBC, La Sept Arte and Haut et Court.

The Lanza Sessions

Series consists of original film elements of “The Lanza Sessions”, a 2000 celebration of the work of popular operatic singer Mario Lanza. Directed by David Mortin, the 55 minute television special features archival footage, interviews with contemporaries and performances by Richard Margison, (as the voice of Lanza), soprano Cassandra Riddle, and Tom Burlinson (portraying Lanza’s friend Frank Sinatra). Co-produced by Rhombus, Lanza Music Ltd. And Chairman Robert Girdwood.

Four Seasons

Series consists of production binders, musical scores, production stills and original film and audio elements (including a colour-corrected master) of the 2000 performance piece “The Four Seasons” directed by Barbara Willis Sweete. The 56 minute ballet, set to Vivaldi’s score and choreographed by James Kudelka, featured performances by the principal dancers of the National Ballet of Canada, including Rex Harrington.

Foreign Objects

Series consists of scripts for all six episodes, production notes, media clippings, production stills and original film and audio elements as well as stock footage relating to “Foreign Objects”, a miniseries broadcast on CBC, based on Ken Finkleman’s popular series “The Newsroom”. Finkelman reprises the role of George, a documentary filmmaker, who is forced to confront issues of evil, greed and the human condition (despite his preference for less complex commercially lucrative projects) in a series of six 30 minute episodes which aired on CBC in 2001. Particular material focuses on civil war in Kosovo, Western culture’s fixation on media and… Includes stock footage from CBC, the National Archives and other sources. Co-produced by Rhombus, Showcase Television and the CBC.

Five Days in September (aka See The Music)

Series consists of interview transcripts, musician schedules, original film and audio elements for the ‘reality-style’ documentary exposing the inner workings of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the institution’s efforts in 2004 to launch a new season under a new Maestro, Peter Oundjiian. Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete, the 72 minute documentary features candid footage of celebrity soloists such as YoYo Ma, Emanuel Ax and Renee Fleming as they rehearse, prepare and interact with fans during the week leading up to the premier performance with the orchestra. Produced by Rhombus Media.

Firebird

Series consists of a production binder, production stills, original film elements (including one fine cut and a behind-the-scenes featurette) of Barbara Willis Sweete directed adaptation of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird”. Adapted from James Kudelka’s classical ballet, the 51 minute television special features visual affects complimenting the performances of the top dancers of the National Ballet of Canada, including Rex Harrington, Rebekah Rimsay, Greta Hodkinson, Aleksander Antonuevic, Victoria Bertram, Lorna Geddes and Ryan Boone. Co- produced by Rhombus, the CBC and others.

Elizabeth Rex

Series consists of scripts, lighting design notes, production binders, set and costume designs, production stills, props and original film and audio elements for the 2002 adaptation of Timothy Findley’s award-winning play “Elizabeth Rex”. Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete, the 90 minute production creates a fictional encounter between William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I on a historic night in 1601. Seeking distraction from the imprisonment of her political foe and former lover the Earl of Essex, the queen summons Shakespeare and his troupe of actors to perform a play. Co-produced by Rhombus, the CBC, and Bravo! Canada.

Don Giovanni Unmasked (aka Leporello)

Series consists of production notes, promotional material, production stills and original film and audio elements of the 2000 production reinterpretation of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”. Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete, the 55 minute production presents the opera from the perspective of Don Giovanni’s servant Leporello, employing a ‘film within a film’ framework to reveal his master’s true identity. Starring the Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the production reveals the dark side of the opera with a provocative ending. Co-produced by Rhombus, CBC, Bravo Canada, Channel 4 Television and Thirteen/WNET.

Crossing Bridges

Series consists of production notes, correspondence, production stills, candid photographs on location and original film elements of the documentary “Crossing Bridges”. When Israeli-born Maestro Pinchas Zukerman and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra embarked on a concert tour of the Middle East, it was to be a triumphant homecoming for Zukerman, as well as his first-ever performance in an Arab country. Instead the latest out break of Middle East violence resulted in the cancellation of several planned activities including a concert in Jordan and master classes in the Palestinian town of Ramallah. Mozart’s 41st Symphony, commonly known as The Jupiter, provides the musical backbone for this provocative and emotional documentary. The National Arts Centre Orchestra’s spectacular Tel Aviv performance of the piece, serves as a counterpoint to the escalating chaos in the region. Co-produced by Rhombus, the CBC, and Bravo Canada.

Childstar

Series consists of production notes, post-production ADR reports, production stills, posters, a ‘making-of’ featurette and original film elements of the 2004 feature film “Childstar”. Written and directed by Don McKellar, the film centers on sitcom icon Taylor Brandon Burns (Mark Rendall), the world’s most famous child actor who disappears while filming in Canada. Don McKellar stars as Rick, the boy’s driver and Jennifer Jason Leigh as ruthless stage mother.

Burnt Toast

Series consists of scripts, casting notes, production materials, film and audio elements, posters and production stills of the 2005 comedic production “Burnt Toast”, directed by Larry Weinstein. The 52 minute production features eight operatic vignettes depicting a different stage of a romantic relationship set in contemporary settings. Developing out of an earlier short film “Toothpaste”, “Burnt Toast” is co-produced by Rhombus and marblemedia, featuring original music and libretti and performances by Mark McKenney, Sean Cullen, Peter Wellington, Dan Redican, Jessica Holmes, Scott Thompson, Leah Pinsent, Colm Feore, Paul Gross, Colin Mochrie, Cathy Jones, and Debra McGrath.

Beethoven’s Hair

Series consists of scripts, interview transcripts, research material and correspondence, as well as original film elements of the 2005 documentary “Beethoven’s Hair”. Directed by Larry Weinstein, the 84 minute film traces the journey of a lock of hair cut from Beethoven’s corpse and efforts of two enthusiasts Ira Brilliant and Che Guevara to reveal medical evidence to explain the composer’s tortured life and death. Set to score of some of Beethoven’s best compositions, the film explores forensic testing, 19th Century Vienna and 20th century Nazi Germany. Based on Russel Martin’s best selling book, “Beethoven’s Hair” was co-produced by Rhombus and Dor Films and includes archival footage of Nazi-era Germany and Denmark.

Aselin Debison: Sweet Is The Melody

Series consists of a production binder, original film footage, promotional documents and production masters of 52 minute televised concert performance by Aselin Debison, a young singer from Cape Breton. The project was also known in the early stages as “Glace Bay Girl”. With a Nova Scotian harbour as background, the concert, directed by Barbara Willis Sweete, was broadcast in 2002, and co-produced by Rhombus and Topsail Entertainment Productions.

Andrea Bocelli : Under Tuscan Skies

Series consists of script notes, song and musical scores, production notes as well as original film and sound elements for the Larry Weinstein directed 60 minute special “Andrea Bocelli – Tuscan Skies”, featuring old and new songs based on the Italian tenor’s own memories of his home province on Tuscany. Released in 2001.

An Idea of Canada

Series consists of original film and audio footage, including masters and news clippings of the 90 minute documentary directed by Kevin McMahon “An Idea of Canada”. The documentary follows Governor General Adrienne Clarkson across the country during her summer 2002 tour. Officially a trip to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of her position, what Clarkson discovers during her visit to a string of tiny aboriginal outposts in the north is a post-modern Canada struggling to integrate cultural tradition with the wired world. A coproduction between Rhombus Media and the National Film Board.

Yo-Yo Ma : Inspired by Bach

Series consists of 2 film reels, photographic material and supporting correspondence and documentation for the series of six short films conceived by cellist YoYo Ma. The episodes, directed by Atom Egoyan Niv Fichman François Girard, Kevin McMahon, Patricia Rozema and Barbara Willis Sweete, feature Yo-Yo Ma performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied cello in collaboration with artists (including Julie Moir Messervy, Piranesi, Mark Morris, Tamasaburo Bando, and professional ice skaters Torvill and Dean) and through the filter of gardening, architecture, dance, kabuki and ice skating. The project was critically acclaimed, receiving the Gold Plaque from the Chicago International Television Competition, and a special festival award from the Sao Paulo International Film Festival. The projects were broadcast on Canadian television as a miniseries in 1997.

Toothpaste : A Domestic Opera

Series consists of a libretto script by Dan Redican for the Larry Weinstein- directed 6 minute short film, “Toothpaste”, a ‘domestic opera’ about the marital difficulties between a couple centered on crusty toothpaste. Starring Mark McKinney and soprano Barbara Hannigan, the music was composed by Alexina Louie, and the production was produced by Rhombus in association with maplemedia.

Thirty-two Short Films About Glenn Gould

Series consists of 5 posters for the critically-acclaimed 1993 experimental film “Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould”. Running 98 minutes, the film directed by Francois Girard and co-written by Girard and Don McKellar was well- received in Canada and abroad.

Tectonic Plates

Series consists of four posters for the 1992 film “Tectonic Plates”. The 104 minute staged performance uses continental drift as a metaphor for the evolution of human culture. Staged in actual location in Venice and a sparse stage and pool, Tectonic Plates was critically acclaimed for its dreamlike imager, theatrical staging and philosophical intent. The production received the Christopher Columbus Award for most original and creative submission, and the most innovative award at the Figueira da Foz International Film Festival in Portugal.

Snow Cake

Series consists of scripts, posters and audiovisual material of Toronto casting interviews, a promotional kit and a Turkish dub of the film “Snowcake”. Directed by Marc Evans, “Snow Cake” is a story of love and the unorthodox friendship that develops between an autistic woman Linda (Sigourney Weaver) and Alex Hughes (Alan Rickman) who is responsible for the death of her daughter. Also stars Carrie Ann Moss. Co-Produced by Rhombus and Revolution Films.

Silk

Series consists of scripts and one digital betacam tape relating to François Girard’s adaptation “Silk”. Based on the novel by Alessandro’s Baricco’s novel, Silk follows to struggles of Herve Joncour (Michael Pitt) a nineteenth century French silkworm smuggler, who is caught between his wife Helene (Keira Knightely) and the Japanese concubine (Sei Ashina) he encounters while traveling in Japan. Also stars Koji Yakusho. Co-produced by Rhombus, Fandango, and Bee Vine Pictures.

Opus

Series consists of 19 reels of 16mm film, including sets of A/B rolls, optical negative soundtracks and interpositive films for the first production of Rhombus. Directed by Barbara Willis-Sweete, Opus traces the development and performance of a piece of environmental music by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. The film received a certificate of merit from the Chicago International Film Festival.

Glenn Gould Hereafter / Glenn Gould : Au delà du temps

A retrospective of the life and work of Glenn Gould, the film draws heavily on archival material from various sources, some previously unreleased. Made as if narrated by Gould himself. Directed by Bruno Monsaingeon and 106 minutes long, the documentary was co-produced by Rhombus and Idéale Audience.

Dido and Aeneas

Series consists of six stage designs for the 1995 critically acclaimed and provocative dance production by Mark Morris of Henry Purcell’s 1689 opera Dido and Aeneas. Dido, the noble Queen of Carthage, has fallen in love with the Trojan Prince Aeneas. While the court celebrates the imminent union of the two monarchs, the evil Sorceress with her coven of witches plots their downfall.
Romance leads to heartbreak and tragedy. Dido & Aeneas stars Mark Morris himself as Dido and the Sorceress, while supporting roles are performed by the Mark Morris Dance Group. Tafelmusik, (the award winning Toronto based Baroque orchestra) provides the accompaniment to a superb cast of vocal soloists including the great mezzo Jennifer Lane. The production was well received in the international film festival junket and received several awards.

Clean

Series consists of two scripts and one oversize European poster of the 2004 feature film “Clean” written and directed by Olivier Assayas
The film follows the efforts of Emily Wang (Maggie Cheung) to rebuild her fractured life after the death by overdose of her washed-up rock star lover Lee Hauser (James Johnston), and her imprisonment on charges of drug possession. She returns to Vancouver where her son Jay lives with Lee’s parents Albrecht (Nick Nolte) and Rosemary (Martha Henry).

Correspondence

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence between Eric Trist and a number of individuals, as well as correspondence created or received by Beulah Trist about the life and work of Eric Trist.

Teaching records

Series consists of lecture notes, syllabi, reading lists, articles, and other materials pertaining to courses taught by Trist over the course of his career as an academic.

Tavistock Institute records

Series consists of records related to the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, of which Eric Trist was a founding member. Includes Tavistock publications and histories, notes and clippings by and about Tavistock members, and correspondence and other material pertaining to volume one of The Social Engagement of Social Science: A Tavistock Anthology, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990).

Writing and project files

Series consists of publications, presentation scripts, notes and other writings authored or co-authored by Eric Trist, bibiliographies of Trist's and others' works, and audio recordings of Trist and of conversations between Trist and Howard Perlmutter. Many of the publications in this series were used as source material for the book Social Engagement of Social Science: A Tavistock Anthology, edited by Trist (Tavistock, 1990). In such cases, this has been noted at the file level.

Early life and biographical records

Series consists of records pertaining to Trist's early life, education and biography. Early life records include family photographs, elementary school records, student records from Cambridge and Yale Universities, drawings and poetry created by Trist, and other material. Biographical records include: writings about Trist by others; curricula vitae; records related to Trist's honorary LLD from York University; obituaries and memorial records; and records pertaining to Trist's biography, Behavior, Technology, and Organizational Development: Eric Trist and the Tavistock Institute, by Richard Trahair (Transaction, 2015).

Writing files

Series consists of draft and published versions of Kulyk Keefer’s writing, including notes, poems, short stories, journal and magazine articles, book reviews, as well as novels and books of poetry including "Travelling ladies" (1992), "Rest harrow" (1992), "The green library" (1996), "Marrying the sea" (1998), "Honey and ashes" (1998), "Thieves" (2004), "The ladies’ lending library" (2007), and "Foreign relations" (2010). Also included in the series are notebooks, photographs from a trip to Ukraine, speaking notes from lectures, and her undergraduate essays.

Correspondence and subject files

Series consists of Kulyk Keefer’s personal and professional correspondence, largely with other Canadian writers, as well as subject files pertaining to her literary career, including research materials, publicity materials, book reviews, newspaper clippings and magazine articles.

Writing and project files

Series consists of records pertaining to Drache’s academic writing and research project work. These records include drafts and published copies of his writing for journals, books and other publications, research and subject files on political economics, free trade and globalization, project files for initiatives undertaken while director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, and files pertaining to his research about Harold Innis and his role in the organization of Innis centenary activities held in 1994. Also included in this series are correspondence, conference materials, notebooks, proposals and grant applications.

Teaching files

Series consists of records pertaining to Drache’s work as a professor of political science at York University and as a visiting professor at the University of Toronto and McMaster University. These records are course materials including syllabi, course kits and lecture notes, as well as samples of his students’ research papers and other course work, CVs, correspondence and a proposal.

Correspondence

Series consists of Drache’s incoming and outgoing correspondence, mostly pertaining to his academic writing and his work as an instructor at York University and director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies. Some personal correspondence is also part of this series.

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