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1983-003

Accession contains administrative records of the Federal Cultural Policy Review Committee and Cultural Affairs, papers relating to Applebaum's career as a composer and administrator, audio tapes of music by Applebaum, and video tapes of the 'Arthur Miller Special'.

1985-006

Accession consists of scores and scripts pertaining to the production of 'The National Dream.'

1989-018

Accession consists of scores, correspondence, papers, speeches and reports, scripts, subject files and clippings predominantly pertaining to Stratford and CBC productions, and the Federal Cultural Policy Review Committee and Cultural Affairs.

1991-015

The accession consists of 19 boxes of records. 8 series were established: Subject Files: Correspondence & Clippings, Manuscripts, Audio Tapes, Slides, Videos, Photographs and Framed Material, Posters-Paintings-Scrapbooks, Cartographic Materials.

The first two series, Subject Files and Manuscripts were arranged in file folders entitled by Prof. Pollock. The original order was kept and the documents were put into acid neutral file folders and titles were transcribed verbatim. Manuscripts include Pollock's novel Gabriel, plays, poems and the unpublished After the funferal and Soviet journal.

Audio tapes of interviews conducted by Prof. Pollock were not in any particular order. An effort was made to put the related ones together and the titles assigned by Harry J. Pollock were maintained. There are also audio tapes of music for his plays

Slides consist of those that Prof. Pollock used in the plays Night Boat from Dublin and Giacomo de Trieste, these were removed from the boxes and slide carousels and placed in archival slide sheaths. They are listed by play tittle in the original sequence in which they were shown. Duplicate and additional slides are listed according to subject. Titles given by Harry J. Pollock were kept.
The three videocassettes include one entitled Portrait of the artist-is there one who understands me? and two of Japan.

1991-032

Pollock's interests including, James Joyce and Temple Sinai. Most of the file titles in this series were simply transferred from there original folders. The rest of the material in this series came from one file which had no detectable order. This file was sorted by subject, the subject headings were used as file titles.

Two photographs included in this accession make up series 2. One of the photographs was removed from its frame, it is included with its frame backing.

1992-027

The series of correspondence and clippings relate to Pollock's many interests, particularly in Temple Sinai, the James Joyce Society, and travel. The manuscripts are of plays that he wrote and directed, including multiple copies annotated for different purposes. Published material consists of 9 volumes of Thom's Directory (1852-1950) and one volume of The Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland (1847). The 15 watercolour paintings are by Jane Golden.

Accession 1995-028

Accession consists of Bruce Allen Powe's diaries, personal correspondence and correspondence, writings, and other files relating to provincial Liberal politics (1960-1965), journals, his M.A. thesis and research files. There are manuscript drafts for his works "The Ice Eaters," "Expresso 67," "The Mounties Always Gets His," "Killing Ground," "The Last Days of the American Empire", "The Aberhart Summer", and other writings along with related correspondence. Also included are manuscripts for reviews, essays, articles, and press clippings of reviews on his published works. In addition, there is some personal correspondence and World War II papers and military service memorabilia.

Accession 1995-034

Accession 1995-034 consists of film elements and related textual and graphic records pertaining to Rhombus Media productions about music, dance and theatre.

Accession 1998-014 [poster collection]

Accession consists of posters accumulated by Issacs. A significant portion of the accession, over 200 posters, pertains to local interest including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and local and international shows by artists such as Heather Cooper and Michael Snow. Toronto posters also announce events such as the 10th anniversary of the art collective, General Idea, at the CN Tower; an album-release party of the band, Parachute Club; and a call to arms on behalf of the fight against the Spadina Expressway. Many posters also promote local theatre productions including Keanu Reeves' performance in Brad Fraser's 'Wolfboy' in 1984 at the Theatre Passe Muraile and a series of Toronto Workshop posters by Theo Dimson. Other posters are a cross-section of Canada from the Montreal Olympics series, 'Artists-Athletes', and the 1973 Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibition, the Structure of Comic Books, featuring MArvel Comics characters as Nick Nury and Thor. There are 74 international posters, the largest groups are those from Paris in the 1950s and 1960s including a poster featuring George Bracqu's 'Theogonie.' There are also several gallery posters from Amsterdam, New York, Chicago and Minneapolis representing artists such as Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenberg and Christo.

Accession 1999-031

Accession 1999-031 consists of master negatives of the finished works of all its film productions to date (1999), together with textual records relevant to the film production process. In addition to the master elements, selected production elements from “Yo-Yo Ma, Inspired by Bach: Suites #1, 3, 5,”, “Hong Kong Symphony: Heaven Earth, Mankind” (1997), “A Tale of Tanglewood: Peter Grimes Reborn” (1997), “The War Symphonies: Shastokovich Against Stalin” (1996-1997) have been retained for their additional archival and research value.

2000-009

Consists of records documenting Applebaum's work as a composer, and with numerous organizations including the Canada Council, SOCAN, the Ontairo Arts Council and CAPAC. Records include correspondence, musical scores, sound recording, audio-visual records, printed material, financial records, collected reports and other material. These records document the theatrical music composition process, as well as the roles of arts administration and advocacy, and together with the balance of the Applebaum fonds, support teaching and research in various aspects of film, theatre, and music studies.

2002-003

Accession consists of correspondence, programs and musical scores for several Stratford productions, annotated copies of a number of Shakespeare plays, audio recordings of performances of Applebaum's works and recordings of CBC radio programs on which Applebaum was featured as a guest.

2002-012

Accession consists of certificates and awards honouring Applebaum, and posters from the Stratford Festival.

Accession 2007-055

Accession consists of documents created or accumulated by Barry Callaghan that reflect most aspects of his personal life and literary career. Exercise books, manuscript music scores, research notes on modern drama, poetry and literature, and letters written to his mother pertain to his education at the secondary, post-secondary, and graduate levels, while manuscripts for short stories, poetry, and a novel represent his early creative endeavours. The fonds includes extensive correspondence dealing with his personal and family relationships, as well as his active involvement with an international community of poets, writers, and artists. Teaching files include course outlines, essay topics, reading lists and bibliographies on North American and Russian literature, examination questions, and notes regarding his teaching methods at York University from 1970 to 2003. Journalism files deal with his travels with Pierre Elliott Trudeau in 1968, the crisis involving the Front de liberation du Quebec and implementation of the War Measures Act in 1970, culture, politics and economics in Quebec, and Callaghan's works of political and social commentary for CTV and CBC. The records of Exile Editions make up a significant portion of the fonds, and include manuscripts for books, page proofs, and correspondence. These files show the creative process in considerable detail, and in particular Callaghan's work as an editor and translator. Administrative records for the publisher consist of catalogues, promotional material, writers' guidelines, grant applications, financial documents, and reviews of publications. Callaghan's endeavours as a travel journalist are documented through research notes, manuscripts for articles, correspondence, and promotional literature from various attractions at the locations he visited, including museums, theatres, and tracks for horse racing, 1978 to 1995. Manuscripts and annotated page proofs for Callaghan's Hogg poems, short stories, novels, memoir, and non-fiction trace the development of these works, and in particular his skill and attention to detail as a wordsmith. Callaghan's involvement with radio and television is represented by a variety of sound and moving image recordings, including audiotapes of his interviews with Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, videotapes of his television shows for CTV's "W5" and CBC's "Weekend," and original film pertaining to the war in Palestine in 1970, his interview with Angela Davis in 1972, youth culture in California in 1974, John Updike, and "The blues." The fonds also includes considerable material created by or involving Morley Callaghan, including literary agreements, royalty statements, stories by and about Morley Callaghan, manuscripts for several books published by Exile Editions ("Joy in heaven," "The lost and found stories," "The man with the coat," and "A passion in Rome") that provide an understanding of the close working relationship between Morley and Barry Callaghan, letters of sympathy and funeral notices following Morley's death in 1990, and scripts for the CBC movie, "Hemingway vs. Callaghan," 2002-2003.

Accession 2009-024

Accession consists of administrative records related to the operation of the Obsidian Theatre Company, and includes promotional and production material for plays mounted by the theatre and its associates such as "the Polished Hoe", "Late | Black Medea", "Joyous Celebration", "the Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God", "the Piano Lesson", "Two Can Play", "the Monument", and "Consecrated Ground."

Accession 2012-002

Accession consists of production binders pertaining to five productions, including "ruined", "Yellow Man", "Intimate Apparel, who knew grannie: a dub aria", and "Late". Also includes news clippings, promotional material, posters, and programs for said productions.

Accession notes

Item consists of one page of contextual notes about the items in this accession, provided by the donor. A PDF of this item is attached to this description.

Letter to William Martin

File consists of a handwritten letter written from a brother and sister to their father in Kent, England, describing their decision to leave Hamilton, Upper Canada, due to unrest in the colony and to escape British tyranny, and to move to Rochester in the state of New York.

Accession notes

Item consists of detailed notes about the contents of the John Watt Lennox memorial scrapbook, provided by the donor, John W. Lennox (his nephew). A PDF of this item is attached to this description.

Azada Rahi 1/1 A

Item consists of a video clip recording from 1995 consisting of children and teenagers from the Raptors Junior Dance Pak rehearsing a dance routine at the SkyDome.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "Here, November 2nd ,1995, at the SkyDome (presently the Rogers Centre) the Pak rehearses the same routine over and over in preparation for the opening performance at the first-ever Toronto Raptors game. On the day of the performance, Azada recalls pushing through the stomach flu to perform, her hard work could not go to waste, and it was a very exciting time. They had already performed at the Toronto Raptors opening dinner gala the previous summer. The Junior Dance Pak continued to dance at games and other functions for some time, though Azada only stayed with them for about a year and a half to two years."

Azada Rahi 1/1 B

Item consists of a video clip recording from 1996 consisting of children and teenagers from the Raptors Junior Dance Pak dancing on stage behind Six Nations country singer Rebecca Miller singing and introducing the YTV Achievement Award recipients.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "In 1996 the Pak was hired to perform at the YTV Achievement Awards. Dawning matching plaid and denim ensembles, the Pak backup danced for Indigenous Canadian country singer, Rebecca Miller. This country line-dancing number was one of three performances they did at the Awards that evening, including one with Aashna Patel."

Azada Rahi 1/1 C

Item consists of a video clip recording from 1996 consisting of children and teenagers from the Raptors Junior Dance Pak line dancing on stage behind Six Nations country singer Rebecca Miller singing "Listen to the Radio" at the YTV Achievement Award recipients.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "In 1996 the Pak was hired to perform at the YTV Achievement Awards. Dawning matching plaid and denim ensembles, the Pak backup danced for Indigenous Canadian country singer, Rebecca Miller. This country line-dancing number was one of three performances they did at the Awards that evening, including one with Aashna Patel."

Muny : baby shower : Ngày Đầy Tháng

Item consists of a video clip recording from 1992 consisting of a Khmer-Krom family celebrating a birthday.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "The Truong/Tram family's home movie footage shot in VHS format on January 25th 1992, captures the 1-month old birthday party of their youngest son in Brantford, ON, shortly after moving from Hull, Quebec. A full and lively gathering, their celebration includes families chatting over a community meal, speeches, gift giving, dancing to 80's music, and loving footage of a peaceful baby enjoying the party. The Truongs/Trams are of Khmer-Krom ethnicity, translating to 'Khmer of the South'. The Khmer-Krom are an [unrecognised] Indigenous group and ethnic minority in the South of Vietnam. Many Khmer people who inhabited the same refugee camps in Vietnam later immigrated together to Canada. When the Truongs/Trams arrived in Hull, Quebec (now Gatineau, Quebec) in 1989, they were able to regularly connect with a Khmer community at gatherings like these. The Troung/Tram family have since relocated to Toronto ON where they continue to celebrate and take pride in their identity, and attend Khmer language and dance classes. The Khmer Buddhist Temple of Ontario in Hamilton remains central to them and their community. Mother, Trinh Nha Truong, was happy to share her footage with Home Made Visible because she wants to show other Canadians that ‘our people live in Canada too.'"

NYC 1969

Item consists of a video clip recording from 1969 consisting of a Haitian Canadian family in New York celebrating a birthday and Christmas. Video was filmed by André and Ginette Valcin.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "It's November 1969 in New York City and the Valcin Family is celebrating Nadine's dad birthday. Four year old Nadine waves at the camera and helps blow out her father's candles. We see Nadine's mother cutting the cake. Later in the day, Nadine, drinking her juice from a cocktail glass, is engrossed in a serious conversation with her father. Her mom, a filmmaker in her own right, is behind the camera shooting on Super 8mm film. Months later the camera is pulled out again to document Christmas, a very exciting time for Nadine was an only child. Her brother and sister, not yet born, were fascinated to see these images of their eldest sister as a child. This private but celebratory occasion is one the whole family dresses up for. Nadine dons an all white pantsuit she later swaps for something more comfortable, while her parents sport equally stylish crisp suits. The clothes become secondary to the gift unraveling- the toy car, doll, keyboard, all slowly collecting around her. Nadine was born in Montreal, Quebec, and these reels capture a short span of her life between the ages of 3 to 5 when the Valcin family relocated to the US. Her father passed in 1999, so the Valcin family was happy to revisit these memories of him."

Montreal snow storm

Item consists of a video clip recording from 1971 consisting of a Haitian family and their neighbours shoveling snow and digging out the street. Recording also features children playing in the snow and a tractor plowing the street. Video was filmed by André and Ginette Valcin.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "On March 4th, 1971, Montreal saw the “Storm of the Century", a massive snowstorm brought 43cm of snow and 100/km winds to the city. It would take 41 years for this snowfall record to be broken. People lost electricity for as long as ten days. Nadine recalls living on St. Leonard and not being able to see through her patio doors and that the only people who could get around were emergency vehicles and snowmobiles. Of course this major setback meant snow days for everyone, and Nadine's parents and neighbours got to shoveling. In a predominantly Italian neighbourhood, Nadine suspects her family may have been the only Black family on this street. With no school, five-year old Nadine took pleasure in the Montreal pastime of building snow forts."

England '1990

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "'The year is 1990, and the Burke Family is on vacation in Bristol, England. This is filmed where Leah's father, Sam grew up. All of Leah's aunts and uncles had houses in the same neighbourhood, and this is a family reunion of sorts. Here, Leah, age eight or nine, dances to ska and lovers rock with her mother, Rita and Great Aunt Sweeney, while her dad is seen off in the background, and her older brother, Jason, films.

Her dad has roots in Jamaica and her mother has roots in Guyana. At different points in their lives both immigrated to England, and later met each other there. Her parents then set off to Canada during the Pierre Trudeau years in 1972 to raise a family. The Burkes now call many places home.'"

Road trip

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "In 2008, Shenaz sets up her Super 8 camera to test it out on the trip from Scarborough to North York and back again. The footage moves at double time, in a time lapse, due to the short filming capacity of Super 8 cameras. Her aunt accompanies her on the first leg of the trip, her expression almost static in the bright winter sunshine. As her aunt exits the car at her destination, Shenaz sets up the camera on the dashboard to face her for a moment, slipping on her sunglasses. The camera is later refocused on her father in the passenger seat, as she drives him to his chemotherapy session. For the last portion of the road trip, Shenaz turns the camera onto the road itself, finally parking in front of her home where she began."

Liberty Village

Item consists of a video clip recording filmed by Shenaz Baksh from 2005 consisting of employees at their desks working and drinking beers. Recording also features the CN tower with cranes and construction of Liberty Village in the foreground.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "Liberty Village in 2005 was a rapidly changing place, and Shenaz Baksh, equipped with a brand new Super 8 camera decided to document it. The community had changed so much and by the brief shots of construction seen outside her office window, would only continue to change more. This gave Shenaz all the more reason to archive her workplace of five years. Nearing 15 years later, Shenaz's coworkers marveled less at how spaces change over time, like Shenaz had intentioned, but more at their youthful appearances."

Mahaica Market, Guyana

A video clip recording from 2003 consists of black and white footage featuring wide and panning shots of market stalls, mid and close shots of merchant interactions with customers, and tracking shots of customers walking through the market.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "As a child, Shenaz wandered Mahaica Market with her mother shopping for the weeks groceries. As an adult and as a filmmaker, Shenaz wanted to capture her childhood memories and archive the vendors in the market. For Shenaz, recording her trip back to her childhood community had less to do with being Guyanese and more to do with being a filmmaker and an artist."

N-5-6-7-8-9- 1976 (Jampi)

Item consists of a video clip recording from 1976 primarily featuring a child playing in his house and park; the first third of the clip consists of urban and rural landscapes.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "Jean-Pierre Marchant's parents immigrated from South America in the early 1970s before he was born. His mother is from Argentina and his father is from Chile. Jean-Pierre was born in Vieux-Rosemont, Montreal, and spent the first year of his life there before they all moved to (what was then) the suburbs in Saint-Hubert, Longueuil, about 14 km from downtown Montreal. Jean-Pierre recalls day trips with his parents to the United States and Toronto. On this day, the family captures the roads and cityscapes of New Hampshire."

3 J.P Birthday 1 year Old 1976 : Part 1 of 4

Item consists of a video clip recording from 1976 to 1978c onsisting of a party with adults and children dancing, footage of and from the top of the CN tower, a child playing around the house and pool, and a child playing with a soccer ball wearing a 1978 Argentina Championship t-shirt.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "These clips show episodes from Jean-Pierre Marchant's childhood in the mid-1970s Montreal. His parents were immigrants, recently arrived from Argentina and Chile. Throughout Jean-Pierre's childhood, they documented the family's life with a Super 8 camera (and would later switch to video). These clips depict him as a playful child, trips, and well-attended birthday parties. Looking back, Jean-Pierre recognizes that these parties were a big opportunity for the adults to get together and celebrate. The Marchants mostly socialized with people from similar backgrounds, and Jean-Pierre says that 'it was important for my parents, who were trying to make a life in a new place, to associate with others who spoke their language'."

3 J.P Birthday 1 year Old 1976 : Part 2 of 4

Item consists of a video clip recording from 1976 to 1978 featuring adults and children having a barbecue in a park, hanging out in a car, and meeting Santa Claus.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "These clips show episodes from Jean-Pierre Marchant's childhood in the mid-1970s Montreal. His parents were immigrants, recently arrived from Argentina and Chile. Throughout Jean-Pierre's childhood, they documented the family's life with a Super 8 camera (and would later switch to video). These clips depict him as a playful child, trips, and well-attended birthday parties. Looking back, Jean-Pierre recognizes that these parties were a big opportunity for the adults to get together and celebrate. The Marchants mostly socialized with people from similar backgrounds, and Jean-Pierre says that "it was important for my parents, who were trying to make a life in a new place, to associate with others who spoke their language."

3 J.P Birthday 1 year Old 1976 : Part 3 of 4

Item consists of a video clip recording from 1976 to 1978 consists of several everyday moments including children playing in the snow during winter and by the pool during the summer, parties and celebrations, a trip to Niagara Falls, and a tour of a house for sale.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "These clips show episodes from Jean-Pierre Marchant's childhood in the mid-1970s Montreal. His parents were immigrants, recently arrived from Argentina and Chile. Throughout Jean-Pierre's childhood, they documented the family's life with a Super 8 camera (and would later switch to video). These clips depict him as a playful child, trips, and well-attended birthday parties. Looking back, Jean-Pierre recognizes that these parties were a big opportunity for the adults to get together and celebrate. The Marchants mostly socialized with people from similar backgrounds, and Jean-Pierre says that 'it was important for my parents, who were trying to make a life in a new place, to associate with others who spoke their language.'"

3 J.P Birthday 1 year Old 1976 : Part 4 of 4

Item consists of a video clip recording from 1976 to 1978 with the first half consisting of children and adults gathered in a garage and backyard, and the second half capturing Niagara Falls during the wintertime.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "These clips show episodes from Jean-Pierre Marchant's childhood in the mid-1970s Montreal. His parents were immigrants, recently arrived from Argentina and Chile. Throughout Jean-Pierre's childhood, they documented the family's life with a Super 8 camera (and would later switch to video). These clips depict him as a playful child, trips, and well-attended birthday parties. Looking back, Jean-Pierre recognizes that these parties were a big opportunity for the adults to get together and celebrate. The Marchants mostly socialized with people from similar backgrounds, and Jean-Pierre says that "it was important for my parents, who were trying to make a life in a new place, to associate with others who spoke their language."

Atkinson College fonds

  • F0001
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1995

The fonds consists of the records of the Atkinson College Council, 1961-1991; the Assistant Dean, 1966-1972; the Associate Dean, 1968-1969; the Counseling Centre, 1967-1973; the Director, Division of Humanities, 1969-1972; and the Atkinson College Students' Association, 1963-1983.

Atkinson College

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