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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 2017-041

  • 2017-041
  • Accession
  • [188-?]-2016, predominant 1990-2006
  • Part of Bruce Powe fonds

Accession consists of records documenting Powe's writing career in the 1990s and 2000s, particularly the writing, editing, publication and promotion of his novel "Aldershot 1945" and the reprint and stage productions of "The Aberhart Summer", as well as records pertaining to his freelance work for Powe Communications and his personal life and family. Records in this accession include manuscripts and other draft writing, photographs of Powe and his family, research files, notebooks and day planners, memorabilia (including newspaper and magazine clippings), printed e-mail and correspondence, posters, drawings, scrapbooks and videocassettes.

Accession 2018-041

Accession consists of records mainly pertaining to Joyce Wieland's personal life and family. Records include photographs of Wieland, Michael Snow, Phyllis Lambert, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, friends and family; photographs of scenery and landscapes; correspondence; personal ephemera including identity cards and birth certificates; Wieland's astrological chart; a photo album created by Phyllis Lambert for Wieland's 60th birthday in 1990; a wall hanging entitled "Ode to Joyce" featuring circular embroidered pieces with symbols and expressions relevant to Wieland's life; newspaper clippings of articles by Wendy Michener; and a catalog for "In search of the far shore: the films of Joyce Wieland" (Canada House, Jan.-Feb. 1988).

Accession 2018-049

Accession consists of records pertaining to the history and activities of St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in Toronto, including photographs documenting the role of Father Marcos A. Marcos and an article written by Father Marcos entitled "The Copts of Canada". Other records in this collection include event programs, pamphlets, booklets, photographs of special visits, and issues of church newsletters "Hosanna", "The Way", "The Word of Life", "The Building", and "Cathedral". Also included is a copy of a site plan of St. Mark's.

Accession 2006-026

The accession consists of notes, edited manuscripts, and research materials related to various published and unpublished works by Hédi Bouraoui, including “La Tour CN,” “La Pharaone,” “Musocktail,” and “Bangkok Blues.”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

Accession 2000-029

Accession consists of material related to the administration of Winters College Fellows' Council.

Accession 2003-050

Accession contains correspondence, notes, and photographs pertaining to the the publication of “The Art of Geography: The Life and Teaching of George Tatham”.

Accession 2011-007

Accession consists of photographs of public art and monuments in Toronto taken by John Warkentin using 35 mm colour transparencies while conducting research for his book, “Creating memory: a guide to outdoor public sculpture in Toronto” (2010), as well as clippings from newspapers and magazines and government documents compiled by Professor Warkentin between 1984 and 2010 to provide contextual information for the book.

Accession 2011-020

Accession consists of 35 mm colour transparencies taken by Professor John Warkentin while working for the University of Maryland in Thule, Greenland, teaching courses in geography and history to personnel in the United States Air Force. The slides were taken between January and May 1957, and show local Inuit and Danes in the town of Dundas, physical geography of the area, Tuto camp with vehicles to traverse the ice cap, base facilities and activities, and buildings.

Accession 2006-033

Accession consists of colour slides showing rural and urban conditions across Canada and particularly in Ontario that were photography by John Warkentin for use in his lectures and publications.

Accession 2004-051

Accession consists of teaching files for Ellenwood’s undergraduate and graduate level courses, files pertaining to the research and writing of his PhD thesis on André Breton and Sigmund Freud, academic files consisting of drafts of papers and talks delivered by Ellenwood at various conferences, translation files consisting of drafts of his translation work and publishing files that document his own writing efforts including correspondence, research material and drafts of "Egregore: The Montréal Automatist Movement".

Accession 2018-032

Accession contains records pertaining to Yvonne Vera’s personal life, created and/or accumulated by John Jose, including medical and legal information. It contains personal correspondence, legal correspondence, medical records and notes, and some newspaper clippings regarding Vera’s writing career.

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 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 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 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.

Accession 2008-056

Accession 2008-056 is an accrual to the Rhombus Media fonds and consists of master negatives of some of its finished works, together with textual, photographic, graphic and prop materials relevant to the film production process and the wider context of the company’s activities.

Accession 2001-036

Accession 2001-036 consists of correspondence, financial documents and research files for several Rhombus productions including those concerning Weill, Falla, Shostakovich, Ravel and Schoenberg.

Accession 2014-004

Accession consists of records pertaining to the operations of the Obsidian Theatre Company and its productions between 2011 and 2014. Records include production agreements, forms and invoices; correspondence; a 2012 strategic plan; grant applications; programs, flyers and posters; Board of Directors agendas, minutes and reports; costume drawings; photographs and video recordings of performances.

Accession 2012-027

Accession consists of copies of Drummond's poetic writings pertaining to Robert Burns' dinners, odes to York faculty and staff, and memorabilia from his days as an undergraduate student at York.

Accession 2014-043

Records in this accession mainly pertain to Robert Drummond’s administrative and academic work as a professor of Political Science and Dean of York University’s Faculty of Arts. Also included are files documenting his early academic work in high school and university. Records include essays and articles, correspondence, photographs, memoranda, reports, course materials and lecture notes.

Accession 1996-036

Accession consists of business records of The Isaacs Gallery (TIG) (1942-1991), consisting of correspondence, exhibition, catalogues, mailings, financial records (1984-1986); artist files (1961-1988), consisting of correspondence, biographical sketches, press clippings, and other material relating to artists represented by Isaacs (e.g., Dennis Burton, Graham Coughtry, William Kurelek, Michael Snow, and Joyce Wieland) and some who were not represented by him; artist portfolio files (1955-1988), consisting of press clippings and catalogues of their works; and promotional files (ca. 1960-1989) relating to the Isaacs Gallery.

Accession 1997-034

Accession consists of correspondence, audio tape interviews and biographical information on William Kurelek and other artists; Isaacs Gallery Artist files (7 reels 35 mm microfilm).

Accession 1999-020

Accession consists of artists correspondence, and correspondence and documentation for miscellaneous special shows.

Accession 2000-006

Accession consists of files from the Isaacs Gallery including records of bills paid, artists' files, correspondence, Inuit files/Inuit London, photo portfolios and artists' books, and several works of art.

Accession 2006-012

Accession consists of correspondence and artists' files from the Isaacs/Inuit Art Gallery and the Isaacs Gallery, brochures form the Inuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, newspaper clippings documenting Isaac's career as an art dealer, floor plans for the Isaacs Gallery at 832 Yonge Street and drafts of 'Isaacs seen: 50 years on the art front, a gallery scrapbook' (2005).

Accession 2008-015

Accession consists of slides providing an overview of Isaac's gallery exhibits over the decades. Most of the slides are shots of artists' works and are annotated with the artist's name, the title of the work, the date the work was created, the medium used, and the dimensions.

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 2006-025

Accession consists of material that documents Connelly's personal and professional life and includes notes and drafts related to published and unpublished poems and short stories as well as complete drafts of her poetry collections 'Grace and poison,' 'This brighter prison,' 'The disorder of love,' and 'The small words in my body,' her travel memoirs 'One room in a castle' and 'Touch the dragon' and her novel 'The lizard cage.' It also includes personal correspondence consisting of letters received by Connelly as well as copies of letters sent by her to friends and family, which were subsequently used in the writing of her works of travel literature. The fonds includes copies of letters of received from Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, Dale Zieroth, Don Coles, Michael Redhill, Nino Ricci, Nancy Holmes, Libby Oughton, Silver Donald Cameron, Susan Swan and Steven Heighton, among others. It also includes Connelly's personal journals for the years 1984 to 2003 in which she documents events in her day to day life, her thoughts on literature and art, ideas and sketches for stories and poems and in which she recorded her observations based on her extensive travels through Thailand, Burma, Spain, France, Greece and Canada.

Accession 2013-034

Accession consists of draft scripts, notes, outlines, correspondence and subject files created and accumulated by Brian Freeman in his capacity as a freelance writer of plays, reviews, television and movie scripts. Also included in the fonds are script reports prepared for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Universal Canada and the Ontario Film Development Corporation (OFDC), as well as files and scripts pertaining to Freeman's work as a development officer for the OFDC in the 1980s and 1990s.

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