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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.

Sheila Harbron's personal and genealogical research files

This series contains the personal and professional papers of Sheila Harbron, which were collected and prepared by her in her capacity as President of the Etobicoke Branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women, 1966-1967, and President of the Governor Simcoe Branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association, 1989-1992. This series includes the personal papers, correspondence, family and genealogical research, and photographs, of the Buck, Harbron, Hardy, Lester, Matheson, Ryerson families.

John D. Harbron's audio cassette recordings

This series consists of audio cassette recordings containing personal interviews, reports, and presentations on topics related to Cuba and Latin America. An accompanying handwritten list by John D. Harbron contains notes about all of the recordings.

John D. Harbron's research and resources about Cuba and Latin America

This series contains John D. Harbron's reseach and resources, including notes, reports, essays, various publications and newspaper clippings, covering topics related to Cuba and Latin America. Harbron's files concentrate on various aspects and the affairs relating to pre-revolutionary Cuba, revolutionary Cuba, and post-revolutionary Cuba, and Latin America. There are several files with research on Canada-Cuba and Canada-Latin America relations. The files in this series also contain correspondence, photographs, items from a trade development mission to Cuba, and information on Cuban exiles and armed forces, and Latin America's military forces.

John D. Harbron's articles, essays, and other writings

The series contains John D. Harbron's published and unpublished writings, including articles, essays and story proposals. Article clippings and correspondence are available from Business Week, as well as film scripts written for the National Film Board, speeches, editorials, and selected Thomson column clippings. Also included is the complete record of Dr. Harbron's column in The Miami Herald (1969-1999), the longest continuous column to date on Canada in American newspapers, concentrated on Canada's various relations with the USA, Latin America, and Canada-Cuban relations, and readers' correspondence. Articles written for Canadian newspapers, such as The Globe and Mail (1960s-1990s), The Financial Post (1950s-1970s), and The Toronto Telegram, also form part of this series. The series also includes articles written for Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, and various other American newspapers. As well, the series includes several tear sheets of articles by Harbron from Spanish publications. The articles in this series cover a wide range of topics in Canadian business and politics, as well as international affairs, with articles about Europe, USA, Cuba and Latin America.

John D. Harbron's notes and outlines for projects, and personal material

This series consists of John D. Harbron's original notes, several notebooks and booklets, writing plans, index cards, and sample chapters for books and articles.

Also included are class notes and memorabilia from the University of Toronto and the University of Havana; cheque stubs and freelancing schedules; and material from his naval career including Royal Roads University.

John D. Harbron's correspondence

This series consists of John D. Harbron's personal correspondence from during his professional career as a journalist, author, and academic. This series also contains correspondence received from family and friends. Included are letters on naval and defence affairs, Latin American affairs, letters-to-the-editor, as well as photographs and newspaper clippings.

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.

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.

Marshall McLuhan files

This series consists of correspondence, contracts, notes, drafts, clippings, offprints, photographs, and ephemera created and accumulated by CSWS Ltd. as agents of Marshall McLuhan and his estate. CSWS Ltd. began representing Marshall McLuhan around 1970.

The records in this series document the close working relationship and friendship between Matie Molinaro and the McLuhan family (especially her friendship with his spouse Corinne McLuhan) in managing Marshall McLuhan’s legacy, “brand”, and the rights to his work subsequent to his death in December 1980.

Files from accession 1990-018 include: correspondence of Marshall McLuhan, which was utilized in a published correspondence volume, edited by his wife Corinne and Matie Molinaro, “Letters of Marshall McLuhan” (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1987); galleys of McLuhan works ('Laws of the media,'); correspondence and reports of the Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto; lecture invitations; various television and film proposals, scripts, and related correspondence, as well as material about McLuhan (books, articles, newspaper clippings, etc), and the 'Management game,' which includes a sample deck of cards used in the game as well as orders for the game.

Files from accessions 2010-040 and 2012-066 include: public appearance requests; requests for permission to cite and republish the work of McLuhan; research material and drafts for the book, “Letters of Marshall McLuhan” (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1987); correspondence and reports related to the preparation, negotiations and acquisition of the McLuhan Papers by the Public Archives of Canada in 1984; correspondence with communication scholars and co-authors of works with Marshall McLuhan, including Bruce R. Powers, Barrington Nevitt, and W. Terrence Gordon; reprint agreement in 2001 and related correspondence with Mo Cohen of Gingko Press of Berkeley, California which led to renewed interest in Marshall McLuhan’s work; correspondence related to the planning of the Toronto International McLuhan Festival of the Future in 2004.

Also included are files about several members of the McLuhan family, including Elsie McLuhan (mother), Corinne McLuhan, and children Eric, Michael, Teri, and Mary.

Matie Molinaro files

This series consists of records relating to CSWS Ltd. founder Matie Molinaro. The records in this series provide insight into Molinaro’s early life growing up in New York, her student days at Barnard College, and her work as a war correspondent during the Second World War. Types of records in this series include personal memorabilia, correspondence, writing samples, clippings, and biographical material.

Molinaro, Matie

Printed Material

This series consists of assorted printed material collected by the agency. It includes publishers’ catalogues, clippings about clients and prominent industry figures, pamphlets, periodicals and theatre programmes.

Business files

This series consists of records created and accumulated by CSWS Ltd. in relation to management of the day-to-day operations and business of the agency. Files include: correspondence (inquiries, invitations); union files (ACTRA, Writers Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of America); template contracts/agreements for writers, actors, and speakers; mailing lists; information about conferences, seminars and book fairs; and subject and clippings files, primarily on the topic of copyright.

Also included are the office’s Diaries and Day Books from 1951-1965, which provide a daily record of incoming and outgoing correspondence, phone calls, and notes about day-to-day business.

Client files

This series consists of files created and accumulated by CSWS Ltd. about agency clients and prospective clients enquiring about the agency’s services. The types of records found in this series include correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, clippings, manuscripts (and manuscript samples), headshot photographs, curriculum vitae and biographical highlights sheets. The more well-known people represented in this series include: Earle Birney, Arthur Black, Harry Boyle, Adrienne Clarkson, Sorel Etrog, Don Harron, Lynn Johnston, Paul Kligman, Mavor Moore, Lister Sinclair, Harry Somers, Ben Wicks, and Chris Wiggins.

Files 2012-066/001(05) to 2012-066/004(10) consists of research notes and drafts related to a research project by Matie Molinaro and Barbara Brescia about the painting Venus Disarming Cupid.

Files related to CSWS Ltd. client Marshall McLuhan and his estate can be found in Series S00667: Marshall McLuhan files.

Literary manuscripts and other writing

The series consists of research material, notes, manuscript and typescript drafts and proofs related to stories, essays, articles and book reviews written by Sheard, to her novels "Almost Japanese", "The Swing Era", "The Hypnotist", "Krank: love in the new dark times", and to her play "The House Guest". It also includes correspondence with publishers and publicity material for several of her works.

Coach House Press files

Series consists of agendas, minutes of meetings, notes, correspondence, catalogues and other material that documents Sheard's work as an editor of Coach House Press. Included are correspondence and other material with Margaret Atwood concerning the writing and publishing of her novel "Good Bones".

Correspondence and subject files

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence including manuscript and typescript letters as well as e-mail received by Sheard and, in many cases, copies of letters written by Sheard herself. Among the correspondents are Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Dragu, Griffin Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Alberto Manguel, Susan Swan, Ann Ireland, Daphne Marlatt, Phyllis Webb, Jan Kudelka, Audrey Thomas, Brian Fawcett, David Young, Marian Engel, Seiji Ozawa, John Metcalf, Robert Kroetsch, Libby Sheier, Timothy Findley and Roy Kiyooka. The subject files consist of correspondence, notes and other collected material that document Sheard's writing career including grant applications and contact letters. Also included are materials that document her association with the National Book Festival and the Zen Buddhist Temple in Toronto, as well as her training and work as a psychotherapist.

Agendas

Series consists of chronologically arranged agendas.

Personal and family files

Consists of Herzberg's files related to his research on the memoir he wrote about his mother, astrophysicist Luise Herzberg. Records include research notes, book proposal, correspondence with relatives, colleagues, publishers, photocopies of certificates, translations, genealogical notes, photocopies of original diaries, letters, etc., working files and a few photographs.

Academic matters : Series N. Various activities

Series consists of annual reports of Herzberg's professional activities; correspondence with the departmental chair, dean, and other faculty members; the faculty strike of 1996/1997; efforts over 20 years to restrict smoking at York; and other topics.

Teaching : Series E. Teaching assistants

Series consists of lists of all the TAs, and Herzberg's notes from the TA meetings

and from the end-of-term TA reports. For the course-development years, the files are

grouped in this series; for the mature years, the files are located with other files for the selected years. There are also files related to a TA reunion held in 1999.

Research and writing files

Series consists of records pertaining to the research, writing, editing, publication and promotion of Axelrod’s books, including his PhD thesis, "The economy, government and the universities of Ontario, 1945-1973”, which was republished as "Scholars and dollars: politics, economics and the universities of Ontario, 1945-1980", "Making a middle class: student life in English Canada during the Thirties", "Transitions: schooling and employment in Canada" (co-editor with Paul Anisef), "The promise of schooling: education in Canada, 1800-1914", "Youth, university and Canadian society: essays in the social history of higher education" (co-editor with John G. Reid), "Opportunity and uncertainty: life course experiences of the class of '73" (co-writer with Paul Anisef), "Values in conflict: the university, the marketplace and the trials of liberal education" and "Knowledge matters: essays in honour of Bernard J. Shapiro" (editor), as well as his various articles, reviews, conference papers, and commentaries. Records in this series are research materials, correspondence, draft manuscripts, audio recordings, photographs, interview transcripts, book proofs, reader reports, publishing contracts, speaking notes and promotional materials.

Professorial files

Series consists of records documenting Axelrod's career as a university professor and administrator. Many records pertain in particular to his role as Dean of the Faculty of Education at York University between 2001 and 2008, as well as his work on committees (Ontario Association of Deans of Education, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations). Included are correspondence, job applications, course outlines and student evaluations for courses taught by Axelrod, copies of research grant applications, past tenure files, photographs, reports, speeches, assessments, conference materials, newspaper and magazine articles.

Academic files

Series consists of Axelrod's high school, undergraduate and graduate school essays, speeches, drafts of articles written for student newspapers and other materials that document his involvement with student organizations including the Council of the York Student Federation, the Ontario Federation of Students and the Ontario Union of Students, as well as his research interest in post-secondary education and the student union movement. These records include publications, papers, articles and news releases.

Correspondence files

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence consisting of manuscript and typescript copies of letters received by Axelrod and, in many cases, copies of letters written by Axelrod himself.

Writings files

The series consists of research material, notes, drafts and manuscript copies of Clark's novel "Bite the stars" including drafts edited by Cynthia Holz and Iris Tupholme. The series also includes manuscript and typescript drafts of shorter works by Clark as well as an audio recording of "Pride and Joy" which was adapted as a radio drama for CBC's Morningside.

Correspondence and subject files

The series consists of personal and professional correspondence, publicity material, copies of articles written by or about Clark including correspondence with Steven Heighton, Wallace King, Greg Gatenby, Joe Kertes, Catherine Bush, Katherine Govier, Leone Rooke, Diane Shoemperlen and others.

Audio-visual records

The series consists of audio visual recordings pertaining to Bernard Zukerman's television productions and including awards submissions, promotional videos, audition tapes, final broadcasts and ohter types of material.

Subject Files

The series consists of subject files created and compiled by Bernard Zukerman including diaries, income tax returns, financial statements, memorabilia and other material.

Scripts

The series consists of scripts written by others and sent to Bernard Zukerman for his consideration.

Production files

The series consists of research files, correspondence, drafts of scripts, casting lists, crew lists, publicity materials, and photographs relating to various television dramas produced by Bernard Zukerman. Projects documented include: "And Then You Die", 1986; "Skate!", 1987; "The Squamish Five", 1988; "Love and Hate: the Story of Colin and JoAnn Thatcher", 1990; "Dieppe", 1994; "Million Dollar Babies", 1994; "Net Worth", 1995; "The Sleep Room", 1998; "Revenge of the Land", 2000; "Heart: The Marily Bell Story", 2001 and others.

Audio visual records

Series consists of various sound recordings of Christie's performances, of talks by him or interviews with him during his years as an actor. It includes copies of music recorded by Christie including recordings of performances by his daughter Dinah Christie both alone and with Christie himself.There is also a recording on which Christie reflects upon his family history.

Christie family files

Series consists of correspondence, yearbooks, family histories, photographs, collected memorabilia and ephemera related to Christie's immediate and extended family. Aside from more general files, it also contains groups of files specifically related to Chrsitie's father David Wallace Christie, to his ex wife Granier Mortimer Christie and to the Stacey family as well as ephemera in the form of identification cards, awards and certificates belonging to Christie and correspondence exchanged with Margot Christie while Christie was serving with the Canadian Army. There is also information regarding Christie's death including a series of journals kept by his caretaker towards the end of his life.

Financial records

Series consists of contracts signed by Christie for engagements in theatre, television, radio and advertising as well as copies of Christie's income tax returns for the years 1937 to 1986.

Professorial files

Series primarily consists of selected monologues and other pieces of theatre used by Christie while teaching acting at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute. It also consists of programmes, posters and other material related to theatre productions by Christie's students and lecture notes, course outlines and resource material related to Christie's teaching subjects.

Jane Mallet and Associates files

Series consists of files containing correspondence, financial records, memos, legal documents and other material related to Christie's involvement with Jane Mallet and Associates, the production company for which Christie was a partner along with Jane Mallet and Don Harron. It contains a considerable amount of correspondence between Harron and Christie related to the staging of various productions including Earle Birney's "Turvey" and to Chrisite's portrayals of Sir John A. MacDonald as part of the Canadian Centennial Commission's celebration of the centenary.

Diaries

The series consists of chronologically arranged diaries or agendas that contain a record of Christie's day to day appointments and activities.

Scripts and production files

Series consists of scripts, notes, photographs, articles and clippings related to various theatre productions, television and radio shows with which Christie was involved. It includes material related to productions of "The dream," "Here lies Sarah Binks," "Sweeney Todd" and "Sir John A. MacDonald." It also contains published copies of plays annotated by Christie that demonstrate stage directions and other comments related to his portrayal of his characters in these plays.

Correspondence and subject files

Series consists of chronologically arranged subject files and/or scrapbooks that were maintained by Christie on an annual basis between the years 1913 and 1984. The material up to 1959 was maintained in bound scrapbooks following which they were maintained as loose material in file folders. In both cases, they contain clippings, reviews, programs, miscellaneous correspondence, photographs and ephemera that document Christie's personal and/or professional life. The early scrapbooks contain Christie's record of Baptism as well as report cards from Riverdale Collegiate and programmes related to his early acting career at Hart House Theatre while he was a student at the University of Toronto. Included are records of Christie's acting career in London, England where he acted as part of the company of the Old Vic among other companies and of his acting career in Canada where he was a long term member of the New Play Society and the Stratford Shakespearean Festival company.

Writing and production files

The series consists of correspondence, research material, notes, contracts, and manuscript and typescript drafts of Sherman's plays including "A Place Like Pamela," "Three in the Back, Two in the Head," "The League of Nathans," "Patience," "To Cry is Not So," "What the Russian's Say," "Field," "The Merchant of Showboat," "Quirt," "Reading Hebron," "The Retreat" and "It's All True," "An Acre of Time," "The Brothers Karamazov," "The Message," and others. It also includes copies of scripts containing revisions made during the production of his plays, correspondence and financial records related to these productions, and programs and reviews of the rehearsals and performances of these works. The series also includes correspondence, story ideas and outlines, proposals, research material, contracts, and typescript draft scripts for radio and television programmes including "P.M.O.", "National Affairs", "The Hard Wood," "Graf," "ReGenesis," "Afghanada," "Rosendorf Quartet," "Galileo," "Badlands," "After the Orchard," "Between Two Worlds," "Jonestown," "Murdoch Mysteries," "Zone of Separation," "Wrecking Ball," "Abbatoir," "Flashpoint," "Mind," "Last Hope," "The Rules," "Invectus," "Spadina," "Colder in the Suburbs," "Ronde-et-vous," "Blueprint," and "The Public Health," among others. The records pertaining to the production "Bloodletting and miraculous cures," based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Vincent Lam, are particularly comprehensive and include drafts, notes, correspondence, research files, and digital recordings of dailies, director's, producer's, and various other cuts of individual episodes. Among the earlier writings represented in this series can be found copies of essays, articles and plays written by Sherman during his years in the Creative Writing Program at York University as well as typescript copies and clippings of several of his articles and reviews which have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Books in Canada and other publications.

'What' magazine files

The series consists of the administrative files of 'What', including financial statements and budgets, records of expenses, contracts, advertising information, clippings, correspondence, press releases and other material related to the ongoing operation of the magazine; submissions which includes typescript copies of stories sent to 'What', story ideas, writers' invoices, 'What' guidelines and writer's files which are a series of files arranged alphabetically which contain correspondence, stories and clippings pertaining to particular authors.

Financial Records

Consists of royalty statements, letters of permission, contracts, correspondence with agents and other material that documents financial transactions related to the sales and marketing of Mistry's work.

Correspondence

The series consists of personal and professional correspondence including copies of letters received by Mistry from Leone Rook, John Metcalfe, Graeme Gibson, Alberto Manguel, Craig Stephenson, John Irving, Jane and Tony Urquhart, Pico Iyer, Louis de Berniers, Mavis Gallant, Greg Hollingshead, Michael Ondaatje, Greg Gatenby, David Staines and Steven Heighton among others and, in many cases, copies of letters written by Mistry himself.

Awards, reading tours and promotional material

The series consists of correspondence, invitations, travel schedules, clippings and promotional material related to the publication of Mistry's work and to reading tours associated with it including his selection to the "Oprah Book Club". Series also includes material pertaining to the awards and nominations he received for his books.

Literary manuscripts

The series consists of notes, drafts, proofs and cover art for his books Tales from Firozsha Baag, Such a Long Journey, A Fine Balance and Family Matters and the screenplay, production files, correspondence and promotional material related to the film adaptation of Such a Long Journey.

Personal files

Series consists of files related primarily to Norquay and her family. Records include her grandfather's notes for his Saturday Night Debating Society activities, her father's Sunday Bible talks, letters to and from her husband, parents and grandparents, records pertaining to Norquay's military service during and after World War II (Canadian Women's Army Corps), a scrapbook created by Norquay as a child, dance cards, some photographs, Norquay's creative writing notes and drafts of her family memoirs, diplomas, family genealogical clippings, Norquay's husband's Chelan Mission Field notes as a new United Church minister, correspondence with friends and admirers, and miscellaneous memorabilia.

Project and writing files

Series consists of project and writing files that are not specifically Open College files, or other named projects. These files are primarily related to Norquay's interests in adult education, cross-cultural interaction and communication, communication styles, diversity training and management styles, and include workshop notes and course handouts, correspondence, guides, exercises and quizzes, assessment tools, reference materials, readings, and reports either written by or accumulated by Norquay.

Take 30 scripts

The series consists of typescript copies of scripts for the CBC program "Take 30" for which Norquay was a writer, researcher and broadcaster.

MA Thesis files

The series includes notes, drafts and resource material related to Norquay's M.A. Thesis, "A Study of a Community Recreation Council as an Agent of Social Change" as well as the completed thesis, original correspondence, photographs and clippings created and/or accumulated while Norquay was recreation director of the Dunville Recreational Council. Series also includes minutes of that council. Norquay's thesis was successfully submitted to the University of Toronto in partial fulfillment of her Master's degree but at the direction of her thesis supervisor was not deposited in the University of Toronto library on the grounds that it would be considered libelous.

Open College files

The series consists of personal and administrative files of Open College created and/or accumulated by Margaret Norquay including clippings, student packages, contracts, correspondence, notes, diaries, journals, reports and minutes from various projects and memorabilia documenting her role as its founder and as a professor. Series also includes drafts and scripts for Norquay's course "Ethnic Relations in Canada : Understanding People of Another Culture" and audio recordings, transcripts and notes from interviews conducted by Norquay with various ethnic groups as a part of her course work.

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.

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.

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence received by Scheier and copies of her outgoing correspondence pertaining to personal and professional topics. Much of the correspondence is exchanged between Scheier and her family members.

Editorial files

Series consists of material that documents Coles work as a literary editor and critic and includes contracts, correspondence, course timetables, critiques of students' work and other material that documents his tenure as poetry editor of "The May Studio" at the Banff Centre for the Fine Arts. It also includes drafts of works by other writers sent to Coles for his comments and criticism including manuscripts of work by Michael Redhill, Stephanie Bolster, Richard Sanger, Mark Sinnett and John Bemrose, among others, as well as material that demonstrates Coles' work as poetry judge of the Canadian Literary Awards and the CBC Literary Awards. This material consists of submissions bearing notes and comments by Coles.

Academic and teaching files

Series consists of material that documents Coles' academic career at the University of Toronto and Cambridge University, as well as his years spent as a professor in the Department of Humanities at York University in Toronto. It includes copies of essays, as well as manuscript and typescript notes taken by Coles while he was a student. Included are notes taken by Coles while completing course work with Northrop Frye, advice from Frye regarding an academic career in 1964, his rough first draft of his M.A. thesis, and columns and reports for the University of Toronto Daily Press. It also contains course files related to Coles' work as professor. These files consist of course outlines, reading lists, lecture notes, clippings related to course material, correspondence related to his teaching and other material that documents the ongoing development and delivery of the courses Man in Search, Concepts of Love, Early Times : Literature and the Imagination of the Child, Myth and the Arts and Works & Days. Records also include annotated working copies of monographs used in his courses and certificates received pertaining to his academics and teaching.

Writing files

The series consists of notes, drafts and proofs of collected and uncollected poems written by Coles including manuscript drafts of his collections "K in love," "The prinzhorn collection," "Forest of the medieval world," "Kurgan," and "How we all swiftly," among others. It contains research material, notes and drafts of his novel "Doctor Bloom's story," his autobiographical work "A dropped glove in Regent Street," a poetry collection "Where we might have been," correspondence with publishers, interviews with Coles, reviews of his work, publicity material related to his writing, and book reviews written for "The Globe and mail." It also includes the manuscript for Tomas Transtomer's "For the living and the dead," which Coles translated from Swedish as well as correspondence between Coles and Tomas and Monica Transtromer regarding this work.

Correspondence files

The series consists of personal and professional correspondence including manuscript and typescript copies of letters as well as e-mail received by Coles. It also includes many copies of letters or e-mails written by Coles himself. The series includes family correspondence as well as correspondence with writers such as Christopher Wiseman, Liliane Welch, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Al Purdy, P.K. Page, Steven Heighton, Ralph Gustafson, Adele Wiseman, John Metcalf, David O'Meara, Robyn Sarah, Jan Ruzesky, Betty Jane Wylie, Robert Fulford, Carol Shields, Philip Grover and Tomas Transtromer among others.

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.

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