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John Jose fonds

  • F0734
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2006

Fonds consists of records created and/or accumulated by John Jose pertaining to his relationship with writer Yvonne Vera.

Beverley Noel Salmon fonds

  • F0731
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1995, predominant 1980-1990

Fonds consists of records documenting Beverley Salmon's work as an activist and as a North York and Metro Toronto Councillor. Records primarily pertain to subjects including race relations, the Toronto Transit Commission, the building of a subway to York University, and her involvement with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Records include correspondence, agenda packages, reports, notes, news clippings, and conference material.

Salmon, Beverley Noel

Michael Davey fonds

  • F0724
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2017, predominant 1990-2010

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Michael Davey's work as an artist and professor at York University. Included are course descriptions; exhibition catalogues and invitations; donation agreements; portfolios of drawings, photographs, and paintings; and sculptures of 9 hockey blades and a granite puck sandblasted with the image of Maurice Richard's and Gordie Howe's eye and elbow.

Davey, Michael

Wenona Giles fonds

  • F0713
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2004, predominant 1982-1995

Fonds consists of research material created and collected by Wenona Giles as part of her anthropological studies of Portuguese migrant women in London, United Kingdom, and Toronto, Canada. Fonds includes, field notes, interview transcripts, questionnaires, reports and other collected research material.

Giles, Wenona

Michael A. Gilbert fonds

  • F0706
  • Fonds
  • [196-?]-2014

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the work and activities of Michael A. Gilbert. These records document Gilbert’s work as a professor of philosophy and administrator at York University, as a writer and lecturer in the areas of argumentation theory and transgender theory, and as a writer of literary fiction. Records in this fonds include correspondence and day planners, academic papers and articles, draft manuscripts and screenplays, notes, course materials and lecture notes, photographs, and conference materials.

Gilbert, Michael A.

Barbara Rahder fonds

  • F0699
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2016

Fonds consists of records documenting Barbara Rahder’s graduate studies at the University of Toronto’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, her work as a professor and member of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, her planning consultancy projects in the 1980s and 1990s, her scholarly writing and participation in conferences and workshops, and her involvement with the activities and conferences of Planners Network and the International Network for Urban Research and Action. Records in this fonds include papers, reports, proposals, notes, notebooks, photographs and photographic slides, research materials, conference materials, technical drawings, correspondence, e-mail, lecture notes, and course materials.

Rahder, Barbara, 1950-

Patricia E. Perkins fonds

  • F0671
  • Fonds
  • 1990-1991

Accession consists of newspaper clippings, periodicals and travel documents and ephemera related to Perkins' travel, research and study of political, agricultural and environmental issues in Mozambique.

Perkins, Patricia Elaine, 1955-

William Clark fonds

  • F0669
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1875

Fonds consists of nine handwritten notebooks containing the sermons written by William Clark for services held in several locations throughout Canada West (later Ontario), including Blenheim, Burford, Plattsville, Port Dover, and Toronto. The sermons created during the 1870s were written in Baldwinsville and Greenpoint, which were likely communities on Long Island, New York. Each sermon begins with a title and the underlying biblical text, and often include the numbers of the hymns sung during the service.

Clark, William Warner

Marc Stein fonds

  • F0664
  • Fonds
  • 2004-2009

Fonds consists of records created by Marc Stein in the course of his activities as a teacher and administrator, including a draft history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer activities at York University from the 1960s to 1979, articles clipped from the student newspaper, Excalibur, concerning police harassment, women’s liberation and homophiles, student and media attitudes toward gays, and campus housing, and newsletters of the York University Homophile Association, 1970-1971, that were given to Stein when he was appointed Sexuality Studies Coordinator; records of the Sexuality Studies Committee pertaining to support for the program proposal, governance of the program, status of courses, proposal for certificate and minor programs, course enrolment, course instruction and designations, special events such as lectures and film nights, development of a course rubric, supplemental calendars for 2006-2010, minutes of Council meetings, a bibliography of faculty publications and productions, printed email correspondence, course proposal forms, award proposal forms for student academic performance, student lists, statements of revenue and expenses, the proposal to develop an option to major in Sexuality Studies; and course syllabi.

Stein, Marc

Canada, Department of National Revenue fonds

  • F0662
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1912

Fonds consists of registers of British vessels employed in the coasting trade on Canada's Atlantic coast. One volume records vessels that arrived at Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, between 1876 and 1906, and the other volume lists vessels that departed from this port between 1876 and 1910. The registers include date of entry, rig and name of vessel, the master's name, port of departure or destination, whether the vessel was carrying cargo or ballast, and the number of tons and crew permitted under transire or coasting license.

Barbara Godard collection

  • F0656
  • Collection
  • ca. 2008

Collection consists of conference material, documentary film footage, and textual material related to the scholarship, legacy and cultural impact of Barbara Godard, donated to the archives by former students, colleagues, family members and friends.

Karpinski, Eva C.

Ingeborg Mohr fonds

  • F0651
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2004

Fonds consists of: an early sketchbook; an exhibit book from the Agnes Etherington Art Centre entitled Notes on dark ground; a magazine with an article about Ingeborg; an invitation to Ingeborg’s 1986 studio show on Howe Island; a collection of magazine articles and clippings of upcoming gallery exhibits, architecture, and art; newspaper clippings on movies, art and entertainment; correspondence from friends, family and colleagues including artist Nina Whiting, writer Daniel Manfredi, painter Peter Bieselt, Thomas Ring-Stiftung, Joan Mackenzie, and gallery owners; a letter from Timothy Findley; artist profiles of Ingeborg Mohr; her curriculum vitae; articles, stories and poems written by friends; and a collection of articles on art, architecture and philosophy.

Mohr, Ingeborg, 1921-2004

Linda Briskin fonds

  • F0641
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2011

Fonds consists of Briskin's teaching and personal files including Sheridan College files; Opportunity for Advancement (OFA) Board of Directors, Social Action Committee files; OFA "The Poverty Game" for Ontario politicians files; York University teaching and administrative files; TA handbooks and Skill and Assignment Kits for "Women and Society" course.

Briskin, Linda

Robert Fothergill fonds

  • F0603
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2009

Fonds consists of textual records created or accumulated by Robert Fothergill, including manuscripts, drafts and promotional material relating to his work as a theatre professor and playwright.

Fothergill, Robert A.

David Higgs fonds

  • F0571
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1927, 1969-2003, predominant 1973-1984

Fonds consists of research notes, newspaper clippings, reports, publications, correspondence, and photographs pertaining to Portuguese emigration and the Portuguese experience in Canada compiled by Professor Higgs in connection with his scholarly work and teaching on Portuguese history and his collaborative work with Grace Anderson.

Higgs, David, 1939-

Lennox family fonds

  • F0549
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1997, 2018, predominant 1939-1946

Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, diaries, a scrapbook, college yearbooks and transcriptions of oral interviews created and accumulated by members of the Lennox family including husband and wife Fannie Jane Evangeline Watt and William James Wilfred Lennox, and their children William, John Watt Lennox and Elizabeth Lennox Locke.

The majority of archival material relates to John Watt Lennox (1920-1943), who was killed in action in WWII. Correspondence is accompanied by detailed inventory and contextual information compiled by Elizabeth Lennox Locke and her nephew Dr. John Lennox.

Lennox (family)

Selma Odom fonds

  • F0544
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2008

Fonds consists of records acquired by Selma Odom over the course of her career as a dance scholar and educator. Includes dance, theatre, music and other performing arts programs, brochures, flyers, magazines, and newsletters collected by Odom between 1972 and 2008.

Odom, Selma Landen

Jonathan Lynn fonds

  • F0526
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1995

Fonds consists of videotaped performances of a wide variety of folk musicians at the Mariposa Folk Festival and other venues for broadcast on Rogers' "Highway 10" cable television show, as well as some videocassettes provided by the Mariposa Folk Festival for promotional purposes

Lynn, Jonathan

Robert A. Lawson fonds

  • F0521
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1982

The fonds consists primarily of colour slides and black and white negatives that chronicle Lawson's activities over 25 years as a CBC production designer, particularly with colleague and friend, producer Norman Campbell, and their collaborations for CBC artistic television productions such as The Gondoliers (1962), Romeo and Juliet with Celia Franca (1965), Hansel and Gretel with Maureen Forrester (1970), Giselle (1975), Cinderella with Veronica Tennant, Jeremy Blanton and Lois Smith (1968), Swan Lake with Erik Bruhn and Lois Smith (1961 and 1967), the Nutcracker with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (1974), la Rondine with Teresa Stratas (1971), The Wonder of It All (1972), and the Karen Kain Super Special (1978). Other programs documented include More Joy in Heaven (1964), Hatch's Mill, The Masseys, Stephen Leacock, Wayne and Shuster television specials, A Case for the Court, Troubled Heart, Wojeck, and The Road among other programmes. There are also previously unseen photographs of pianist Glenn Gould with violinist Yehudi Menuhin in 1965, and in conversation with Bruno Monsaingeon in 1980. The photographs include many candid shots of iconic Canadian stage and television personalities including Gordon Pinsent, Celia Franca, Karen Kain, Veronica Tennant, Nadia Potts, Erik Bruhn, Norman Campbell, Wayne and Shuster, Christopher Plummer, Maureen Forrester, Margot Kidder, Robert Farnon, and others. Records also include some storyboards, drawings, slides and notes related to the Chroma-Key technique developed by Lawson and Campbell, program reviews, clippings, complimentary and congratulatory letters to and from Lawson, and about Lawson's work.

Lawson, Robert A.

Excalibur Publications Inc. fonds

  • F0502
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2001

Fonds consists of photographs documenting the journalistic activities of Excalibur at York University.

Excalibur Publications Inc.

Clara Thomas Archives collection

  • F0486
  • Collection
  • 1837-1991

Collection consists of small groups of documents and items acquired from a variety of sources that have enduring research value.

York University Archives and Special Collections

Janice Kulyk Keefer fonds

  • F0482
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1933, 1970-[2015?]

Fonds consists of material that documents Kulyk Keefer's career as a writer and academic. These records include personal and professional correspondence with fellow writers, files related to her work with the Eden Mills Writers' Festival and House of Anansi, drafts of poems and short stories, and draft manuscripts of her published works of fiction and non-fiction. Also included are research and subject files and promotional materials pertaining to her writing projects, copies of published writing by and about Kulyk Keefer, personal notebooks, speeches and photographs.

York University Archives manuscript collection

  • F0478
  • Fonds
  • [before 2012]

Fonds consists of a scrapbook containing letters and autographs from men and women such as W.L. Courtney, J.M. Wilson, F. Max Muller, Sir John Burke, W.J. Courhope, E. Curtius, John Cam Hobhouse, Admiral J. Jervis, B. Jowett, A.H. Sayce, and W.A. Wright; poems by Federico Garcia Lorca, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Wilson Pugsley MacDonald; press clippings for the Mid-Canada Development Conference; a bound manuscript by E.B. Sorge; letters written by Robert White Creeley, Dennis T. Patrick Sears, Edith Sitwell, Arthur S. Hamilton, Eugene A. Moxley, Arthur Chute Dent, Esther and Abraham Rattner, Francis Turner Palgrave, Robert Taylor, and Clement King Shorter; the will of William Crysall; the journal of Florence Alice Sitwell; sketches by Arthur S. Hamilton; a scrapbook of photographs and letters by Frederick H. Evans; a short essay on Roy Campbell by John Gawsworth; a Kingston Preparative Meeting of Men Friends minute book; a L'Académie française medal; a silk screen poster for The Escstasy of Rita Joe ; a manuscript of “Apollo Tree” by Miriam Waddington; and a list of Livingston and similar names from 1871 Census of Ontario.

York University Archives and Special Collections

York University Computing and Network Services fonds

  • F0477
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1982, 1993-2007

Fonds consists of digitized photographic prints and negatives, as well as audiovisual recordings, film and video taken by members of York University's Computing and Network Services, as part of their responsibilities as the university's official photographers and videographers in the 1960s through the early 2000s.

Latin American Working Group (LAWG) fonds

  • F0463
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1964]-1994

The fonds consists of meeting minutes, quarterly and annual reports, financial records, fundraising files, correspondence files (including with social activists in Canada and in other countries), documentation of advocacy work (including with trade unions, churches and religious groups, and other non-government organizations (NGOs)), oral histories and interviews, newsletters, slide presentations, press releases, brochures, research material such as news clippings and reports (including research on Canadian corporations), publications and reference library materials related to the activities of the Latin American Working Group.

Latin American Working Group

Michael H. Kater fonds

  • F0456
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1961]-1999

The fonds mainly consists of research files, photocopies and microfilm reels of archival documents from American and European archives related to Michael Hans Kater's work on Nazi Germany including publications such as his dissertation SS-Ahnenerbe, and books Doctors Under Hitler and Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany; professorial files (such as lecture notes and course evaluations).

York University historical collection

  • F0450
  • Collection
  • 1885-2006, predominant 1970-2006

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, genealogical charts, family histories, newspaper clippings, publications and related material detailing the history of the site on which the Keele Street campus of York University now stands; correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to the search for the grave site of Peter Erlin Kaiser and a photocopy of his Last Will and Testament; a genealogy and a history of the Kaiser family of Ontario (1933); copies of articles on the Palatine settlements in York County and Upper Canada; a publication, 'An account of the Boynton family and the family seat of Burton Agnes,' (1914); material on the Smith family (Hoover relations), correspondence seeking information from descendants of the Hoover family with responses, Hoover genealogies and material on the Troyer family genealogy (Hoover descendants); biographical material on York pioneers, correspondence, archaeological reports, copies of campus and survey maps and of architectural renderings of the Hart, Hoover, and Stong buildings on the University campus; obituary notices for the last surviving member of the Stong family who lived on the property, a copy of a genealogy of the family and a photocopy of a history of the church that was located on the property (by T.E. Kaiser);a newspaper article concerning Hart House, a building on the York campus which was relocated there in the 1930s from King Township, material related to the 40th anniversary celebrations of York University in 1999 and the York University Faculty Association strike of 1997, as well as other material details of which are available in the finding aid. Accession 2009-019 includes an album of presentation photographs taken by Panda Associates showing Founders College, Steacie Science Library, the Farquharson Life Sciences Building, Burton Auditorium and the Central Utilities Building likely during the 1960s, as well as photographs and textual material regarding the dedication of the Scott Library on 30 October 1971.

York University Archives and Special Collections

York University Archives theatre programs collection

  • F0429
  • Collection
  • 1934-1994

The collection covers both performing arts and the cinema and is arranged in several series: 1. Dance companies; 2. Theatre and drama companies; 3. Cinema and film societies; 4. Musical performances; 5. Souvenir programs; 6. Film programs.

York University Archives and Special Collections

Laura Rosenburg theatre programs collection

  • F0374
  • Collection
  • 1953-1985

Collection consists of playbills and theatre programs arranged int he following series: 1. Dance companies (including ballet); 2. Theatre and drama companies; 4. Musical performances (excluding concerts); 5. Souvenir programs; 6. Film programs; 7. Concerts.

Rosenburg, Laura

Fernand Ouellet fonds

  • F0371
  • Fonds
  • 1825-1984, predominant 1956-1984

The fonds partially documents Fernand Ouellet's research and writing activities for the period 1956-1984. It mainly includes correspondence, notes, manuscripts and archival material collected in the course of his research.

Ouellet, Fernand

J.L. Granatstein fonds

  • F0316
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 2017

Fonds consists of research files, committee files (including minutes, memoranda, etc.), correspondence, professorial files (including notes, lectures, departmental business), financial records, publication files, printed materials, and other materials. Includes records related to the following publications: "The Politics of Survival: The Conservative Party of Canada" (1967), "Canada's War: The Politics of the MacKenzie King Government, 1939-1945" (1975, 1990), "A Reader's Guide to Canadian History 2: Confederation to the Present" (1982), "Bloody Victory: Canadians and the D-Day Campaign, 1944" (1984, 1994), "The Great Brain Robbery: Canada's Universities on the Road to Ruin" (1984), "Sacred Trust: Brian Mulroney and the Conservative Party in Power" (1985), "The Collins Dictionary of Canadian History" (1986), "How Britain's Weakness Forced Canada into the Arms of the United States" (1989), "A Nation Forged in Fire: Canadians and the Second World War" (1989), "Pirouette: Pierre Trudeau and Canadian Foreign Policy" (1990), "Mutual Hostages: Canadians and Japanese in World War II" (1990), "Spy Wars: Canada and Espionage form Gouzenko to Glasnost" (1990), "For Better or For Worse: Canada and the United States to the 1990s" (1991), "Dictionary of Canadian Military History" (1992), "The Generals: The Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in the Second World War" (1993, 1995), "Empire to Umpire: Canadian Foreign Policy to the 1990s" (1994), "Victory 1945: Canadians from War to Peace" (1995), "The Good Fight: Canadians and World War II" (1995), "Yankee Go Home? Canadians and Anti-Americanism" (1996, 1997), "Petrified Campus: Canada's Universities in Crisis" (1997), "The Canadian 100: the Hundred Most Influential Canadians of the Twentieth Century" (1997, 1998), "Trudeau's Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Pierre Trudeau" (1998, 1999), "Who Killed Canadian History?" (1998, 1999), "Prime Ministers: Rating the Prime Ministers" (1999, 2000), "Our Century" (2000), "Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace" (2002), Hell's Corner: An Illustrated History of Canada's Great War (2004), The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005), Lessons Learned? What Canada Should Learn from Afghanistan (2011), The Best Little Army in the World: The Canadians in Northwest Europe, 1944-45 (2015, 2016), The Weight of Command: Views of Canada's Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them (2016), Trudeau's World: The Insiders on Foreign Policy, Trade, and Defence, 1968-84 (2017), the New Canadian Readings series, the CIIA Contemporary Affairs series, as well as numerous scholarly papers, newspaper articles, and editorials. Fonds also includes a collection of reproductions of photographs from other Canadian archival institutions, documenting Canada's role in the World Wars and other significant events in Canadian history.

Also includes records connected to Granatstein's activities with the Marlborough Avenue (Toronto) Ratepayers Association, the Social Science Federation of Canada, the Canadian Historical Association, the Senate Sub-committee on Veteran's Affairs (regarding the CBC's "The Valour and the Horror"), the Historica Foundation, the Dominion Institute, the Vimy Ridge Memorial Foundation, the Never Forgotten National Memorial Foundation, the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, the Council for Canadian Security in the 21st Century, the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, the Canadian War Museum, the Royal Society of Canada, the Order of Canada, the Special Committee on the Restructuring of the Reserves, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's mini-series, Canada: A People's History; and oral history projects exploring the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party.

Granatstein, J. L.

Edith Ferguson fonds

  • F0305
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1983, predominant 1959-1978

The fonds consists of some typescript, corrected reports and research papers by Edith Ferguson (1948-1977), as well as published copies of some of them. There are also several volumes dealing with immigrant, integration and multiculturalism issues, novels, and reports from research institutes, government organizations, charitable bodies, and others involved in the immigration and integration fields (1929-1983). There are also some newspaper clippings relating to immigration and multiculturalism in Canada.

Ferguson, Edith, 1903-

Ramsay Cook fonds

  • F0293
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2011

The fonds documents the breadth of Cook's career as a student, academic and historian, and thinker. Records include curriculum vitae; personal and professional correspondence with his peers, colleagues and students (including noted fellow historians such as Michael Bliss, Donald Creighton, James Eayers, W.L. Morton, and Frank Underhill); lecture notes (both as student and professor); research files, clipping files, conference papers; book reviews; manuscripts and typescripts of his various monographs; printed material; copies of articles and essays by others arranged alphabetically by author; subject files; financial records, photographic material; index cards for his thesis; biographical material about, correspondence with, and speeches by Trudeau, as well as copies of Liberal Party material and material by Cook; appraisals and reviews of books, people and student work, as well as an appraisal of a Department of History in a Canadian university; and diaries, as well as other material.

Cook, Ramsay, 1931-2016

John Conway fonds

  • F0292
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1975, predominant 1975

The fonds consists of a taped interview conducted by Mr. John Hardy (of the York University Archives) with John Conway together with transcriptions of the interview and some subsequent correspondence between the two (1975). In addition, there are copies of correspondence between Conway and the editor of the Globe and Mail concerning an article in the paper and a copy of a 'Report to the Board of Governors on the college system at York University,' (May 1970) by Conway. For the Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation there are verbatim minutes of meetings (1965-1970), as well as background reading and reports, memoranda and resolutions prepared by and for the committee. The prepared papers discuss economic, cultural, and constitutional issues. The background material consists of published proceedings of federal-provincial conferences (Confederation for Tomorrow), material submitted to royal commissions (Bilingualism and Biculturalism), newspaper articles, articles published in academic journals, government reports and related material.

Conway, John

Augusta Boulton fonds

  • F0269
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1885, [197-?]

The fonds consists of photocopies of a series of letters from Charles Arkoll Boulton to his wife Augusta, during the period of the Northwest Rebellion, 1884-1885.

Boulton, Augusta

Thomas Adams fonds

  • F0252
  • Fonds
  • 1855

The fonds consists of a single, four page letter, dated 1855 November 16, addressed to Father, Mother, Brothers & Sisters, describing Thomas Adams' trip from Straffordville to Toronto in November, 1855.

Adams, Thomas, b. 1855

Ellen Baar fonds

  • F0226
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1998

Fonds consists of Ellen Baar's course readings, research materials, drafts of published works, committee minutes and supporting documents, notes, and correspondence relating to her work on government regulation, compliance and environmental issues.

Baar, Ellen

Dance Umbrella of Ontario fonds

  • F0198
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2000

The fonds documents Dance Umbrella of Ontario’s operational and administrative activities. Records consist of financial records; grant applications and contracts; publications; correspondence and reports; and program files. Also included are special project records pertaining to events such as Arts Vote ‘94, Dance 2020, Artsweek, and Forward Motion.

Dance Umbrella of Ontario

Isadora Duncan collection

  • F0194
  • Collection
  • 1917-1998

The collection consists of programmes, correspondence, articles and press clippings relating to the life and career of Isadora Duncan. Also included are research notes and interview transcripts used by Lillian Loewenthal in support of her book, The Search for Isadora Duncan (1993).

Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927

Mary Reid fonds

  • F0187
  • Fonds
  • 1998

Fonds consists of a transcript of an interview conducted by Mary Reid with the artist Graham Coughtry which is prefaced by an introductory essay and a chronology of Coughtry's life. This "artist profile" was prepared for Professor Joyce Zemans as part of one of her art history courses.

Reid, Mary

Arthur Forer fonds

  • F0165
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2017

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Forer’s work as a scientist and as a professor in the Department of Biology at York University, including course materials, lecture notes, grant applications, correspondence, photographs and drawings. Also included in the fonds are video recordings of Forer lecturing on cell division for five episodes of CTV’s “University of the Air: textbook to real life” program, recorded in 1974 and aired on television in 1978.

Forer, Arthur

York University Archives calendar collection

  • F0158
  • Collection
  • 1960-2000

This collection describes courses and stipulates requirements for attaining academic qualifications. The calendar collection documents admission requirements, academic expectations, and standards for the completion of degree requirements. The collection consists of course calendars, mini-calendars and handbooks issued by faculties and departments. The collection is extensive though incomplete.

York University Archives and Special Collections

Kennetha McArthur fonds

  • F0143
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1997

Fonds consists of administrative files relating to the activities of DanceSpace and includes correspondence, posters, photographs, and various published materials relating to dance.

O'Heany, Kennatha Rose

Lieut.-Col. James Alexander Aikin fonds

  • F0136
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1955, predominant 1919-1922

The fonds consists of letters (1919-1922) to Lieut.-Col. Aikin from his young daughters, Ethel, Flora, and Dorothy; his wife, Olive; and someone from Glasgow named Isabella. It seems that the family lived in Saskatoon while the father was working in Winnipeg. The letters also mention another daughter, Catherine. There are a couple of other more formal pieces of correspondence with government departments dating 1949 and 1955.

Aikin, James Alexander, 1868-1957

Michael McClure fonds

  • F0129
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of a handwritten poem entitled, Letter to Dave Meltzer.

McClure, Michael

Schreiber family fonds

  • F0127
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1960

Fonds consists of a photocopy of a typescript and photographs of the history of the Schreiber family.

Schreiber family

Anthony Richmond fonds

  • F0095
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1991

Fonds consists of professorial records and includes his research files and personal files.

Richmond, Anthony

Esther Fleischmann Halevi fonds

  • F0094
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1993, predominant 1960-1961

Fonds consists of the correspondence of Esther Fleischmann regarding the opening of York University, the installation of Murray Ross as President, and the Alumni Association.

York University photograph collection

  • F0091
  • Collection
  • 1904-1991

The University photographic collection consists of photographs of individuals, university officials, faculty, students, sports teams, personalities, and campus buildings, including Glendon Hall.

York University Archives and Special Collections

Organizing Committee of York University fonds

  • F0074
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1959

Fonds contains minutes of the Organizing Committee for the period of 1957-1959 [incomplete].

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Organizing Committee of York University

York University Faculty of Administrative Studies fonds

  • F0054
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1999

The fonds consists of the records York University Faculty of Administrative Studies, specifically records of the Office of the Dean, 1965-1981; the Faculty Council, 1965-1992; and the Undergraduate Business Council, 1970-1972. Also includes Research Programme Working Papers authored by Schulich School of Business Professors.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Administrative Studies

York University Department of Instructional Aid Resources fonds

  • F0050
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1987, predominant 1968-1973

Fonds contains video recordings of York University convocations (1972-1975), faculty and department seminars and lectures, and conferences.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Dept. of Instructional Aid Resources

York University Dept. of Campus Planning fonds

  • F0046
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1980

Fonds consists of the records of the Director's Office (1959-1967), including correspondence, development planning materials, plans, and reports concerning the early planning and development of the university.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Dept. of Campus Planning

York University Convocation Office fonds

  • F0041
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1996

The fonds consists of records of the York University Convocation Office and includes correspondence with faculties and colleges regarding graduates, ceremonies, delinquent students, convocation programmes, some financial material, invitations and honorary degrees and citations. It also includes of scripts for the convocation ceremonies, citations, and installations of new Chancellors. In addition there are convocation addresses for the period 1961-1986 and there are also copies of diplomas from the several faculties. The fonds is organized in three series: Correspondence and papers relating to Convocation, 1979-1982; Order of Convocation (scripts), 1961-1996; and Programmes, 1961-1996.

Convocation office files are arranged by year of convocation and then alphabetically within each year. Scripts and programmes are arranged by date of convocation.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Convocation Office

York University Centre for the Support of Teaching fonds

  • F0039
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1983

The fonds consists of the York University Centre for the Support of Teaching records of the Educational Development Office. Development of Teaching Skills Programme, 1975-1983.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for the Support of Teaching

York University Centre for Continuing Education fonds

  • F0036
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1972

The fonds consists of the records of the Office of the Director of the York Centre for Continuing Education, 1965-1972.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for Continuing Education

York University Art Gallery fonds

  • F0030
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1988, predominant 1967-1985

The fonds consists of correspondence and financial records of the York University Art Gallery. The first series consists of correspondence with artists concerning shows, with other galleries in Canada and the United States, with publications, art schools, artists' organizations, and with other university departments, organized alphabetically or chronologically. The second series consists of financial records, (including budgets, invoices, records of purchases); guest books and attendance records and surveys; exhibition flyers, catalogues and schedules; minutes of the University Arts Committee (1973-1979) and the Art Advisory Committee (1968-1972) and documentation concerning exhibitions, including 'Re: Union: selected York MFA alumni, 1976-1985'.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Art Gallery

York University Alumni Association fonds

  • F0029
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1988

The fonds consists of the records of the Council of the York University Alumni Association, 1964-1988.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Alumni Association

York University Transport Centre fonds

  • F0028
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1984

The fonds consists of the technical reports deriving from research projects sponsored by the Joint Programme in Transportation of the York University Transport Centre.

York University Transport Centre

York Community Connection fonds

  • F0021
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1986

The fonds consists of the records relating to York Youth Connection, 1975-1984.

York Community Connection

Winters College fonds

  • F0020
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1989, predominant 1967-1980

The fonds consists of Graduation photographs, 1971-1986; the records of the Canada in the Forties symposium, 1979; and the records of the College Council, 1969-1980.

Winters College

Vanier College fonds

  • F0019
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1987

The fonds consists of graduation photographs, 1970-1976; the records of the Vanier College Council, 1966-1979; and the minutes of the Vanier College Residence Council, 1974-1983.

Vanier College (Toronto, Ont.)

Stong College fonds

  • F0017
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the Office of the Master, 1969-1987; the General Meeting, 1967-1980; the Samuel J. Zacks Art Gallery, 1980-1982; and Graduation photographs, 1971-1986.

Stong College (Toronto, Ont.)

Professional Librarians' Association of York University fonds

  • F0015
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1977

The fonds consists of minutes of Association meetings (1970-1977), the constitution, correspondence, material relative to a document on the status librarians submitted to the Senate Library Committee, material relative to the Presidential Committee on the Status of Professional Librarians, labour-related material including appointments, negotiations, samples of collective agreements and of librarians' status at other universities and material relating to salaries and benefits.

Professional Librarians' Association of York University (PLAYU)

Osgoode Hall Law School fonds

  • F0014
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1982, predominant 1962-1977

The fonds consists of the records of the Osgoode Hall Law School pertaining to its Dean's Office, 1957-1980; Faculty Council, 1974-1982; Alumni Association, 1891-1982; and Legal and Literary Society, 1965-1977. It also includes photographs of graduation ceremonies, 1970-1977 and class lists, 1899-1978.

Osgoode Hall Law School

Norman Bethune College fonds

  • F0013
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1983

The fonds consists of the records of the Norman Bethune College Council, 1972-1983 and Graduation Photographs, 1977.

Norman Bethune College

McLaughlin College fonds

  • F0012
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1994

The fonds consists of the records of McLaughlin College, more specifically of the Tatham Hall Council, College Council, College Student Council. The fonds includes minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence and papers, and general and subject files. It also includes photographs, audio cassettes and magnetic tapes documenting the history of the College and it’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

McLaughlin College

Joint Centre on Modern East Asia fonds

  • F0010
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1998

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the activities of the Joint Centre on Modern East Asia and includes general files, director’s files, minutes of the ROC Co-Coordinator’s meetings, narrative reports of the OROC, briefing binders, files on OJEE Ontario pariticipants, publications and working papers, video cassettes, films and audio cassettes. It also includes files relating to programs such as the Canadian-ASEAN Program, the Canada Pacific Program, and the OROC Training Programs.

Joint Centre on Modern East Asia

Information York fonds

  • F0008
  • Fonds
  • [1973?]

The fonds consists of a set of index cards listing information on services, faculties, departments, and activities in the University.

Information York

Harbinger Community Services fonds

  • F0007
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1971

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the activities of the Harbinger Community Services and includes minutes of the York Student Clinic, correspondence, counselling records, financial papers, and statistics.

York Student Clinic

Green Bush Inn Incorporated fonds

  • F0006
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1975

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the activities of the Green Bush Inn and includes minutes of the Board of Directors and annual meetings, financial statements, correspondence and memoranda of agreement with colleges and pubs, legal documents (including charter, Liquor License Act of Ontario regulations and related material), personnel files and architectural plans relating to the historic Green Bush Inn.

Green Bush Inn Incorporated (Toronto, Ont.)

Glendon College fonds

  • F0005
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1991, predominant 1965-1982

The fonds consists of the Records of the Principal, 1964-1972; the Records of the Senior Administrator, 1966-1974; the Records of the Dean of Students, 1960-1965; the Records relating to the Faculty Council, 1967-1989; the Records relating to the Glendon College Student Union, 1971-1982; and Photographs, 1950.

Glendon College

Founders College fonds

  • F0004
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1987, predominant 1965-1970

The fonds consists of the records of the Office of the Master, 1963-1975 and the Founders College Student Council, 1965-1987.

Founders College

Council of the York Student Federation fonds

  • F0003
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1988

The fonds consists of the following series: Constitution and by-laws, 1967-1988; Minutes, 1968-1986; Correspondence and papers, 1964-1986; Financial records, 1969-1986; Reports, 1969-1986; Newspaper clippings, 1968-1979; and Printed material, 1973-1979. The correspondence files are arranged alphabetically by name or subject.

Council of the York Student Federation

Calumet College fonds

  • F0002
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1986

The fonds consists of Calumet College graduation photographs, 1981-1986.

Calumet College

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

Alexander Wittenberg fonds

  • F0747
  • Fonds
  • [1940?]-1970

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by Alexander Israel Wittenberg, pertaining to his career as a mathematician, university professor and researcher of mathematical education, mathematical philosophy and general educational policies. The fonds includes Wittenberg’s correspondence with leading scientists, mathematicians and education specialists from across Europe and North America, reflecting his involvement with research pertaining to these issues, as well as to various other initiatives, debates and policy discussions. Other series in the fonds contain records relating to the academic courses that Wittenberg developed and taught and his involvement with the governance of York University during his tenure as a faculty member and which attest to his vision regarding the University’s future pedagogical direction; records from his time as a student in Zurich; most of his scholarly output and public engagements since the late 1940s and until his death in 1965; and some sound recordings containing radio broadcasts made by Wittenberg. The fonds also contains several personal records of both Wittenberg and his close family members, as well as photographs and newspaper clippings.

Upon his death, Wittenberg left behind him several unfinished projects. Amongst these are two manuscripts, the first, titled “Education: the unfulfilled promise,” is based on a series of lectures that he broadcasted on CBC radio during March and April 1965. The second manuscript, “Number – a case study in knowledge,” is based on an interdisciplinary mathematical-philosophical course that Wittenberg delivered to first- and second-year students at York University. Also included in the collection are initial notes and drafts relating to two other projects that Wittenberg was planning: a biography of Albert Einstein whom he perceived as a symbol for the ability to successfully combine scientific excellence with strong and unbending moral values, and a university-level textbook on vector algebra.

Wittenberg, Alexander Israël

Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP) collection

  • F0733
  • Collection
  • 1964-2016

Collection consists of records accumulated by the Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP) pertaining to the history and activities of Coptic immigrants in Canada.

Penelope Doob fonds

  • F0729
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2013, 1970-2000 predominant

Fonds consists of records documenting Doob’s activities as a professor at York University and scholar of medieval studies, dance, and medicine. A small amount of personal memorabilia and ephemera of her early life related to her education are included.

Penelope Reed Doob

Home Made Visible collection

  • F0723
  • Collection
  • [195-], 1953-2008

Collection contains digital and analogue home movies submitted to and digitized by Home Made Visible, a nation-wide project by the Regent Park Film Festival. The project collected movies from visible minority families and Indigenous peoples in Canada. Footage consists of everyday life including children playing and family trips, and celebrations including birthdays and holidays.

Regent Park Film Festival

Richard Jarrell fonds

  • F0721
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2019

Fonds consists of records documenting Richard Jarrell's work as an academic and historian of science, his teaching and service activities as a professor at York University, and his interest in environmental conservancy. Records include correspondence and memoranda, research materials and notes, draft articles and manuscripts, copies of published writing, photographs, university notebooks and essays, York University course materials, and textbooks written by Jarrell.

Jarrell, Richard A., 1946-2013

Rishma Dunlop fonds

  • F0719
  • Fonds
  • [195-?]-2018, predominant 1997-2014

Fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Rishma Dunlop pertaining to her personal life, her work as a university professor, and her literary career. It includes juvenilia, early academic works, and drafts of published and unpublished works (poems, essays, speeches, a novel, and an unpublished memoir). The fonds also includes the edited drafts of submissions and correspondence related to Dunlop’s five published collections of poetry; notes, research and drafts relating to other poems, published and unpublished; personal and professional correspondence; a personal journal; files regarding literary and teaching activities, including grant applications; drafts pertaining to her work as an editor; photographs; and literary ephemera such as posters, programmes, and flyers. The fonds also includes teaching evaluations filled out by Dunlop’s students at York University, as well as some written work and details of final project submissions by graduate students whose work was supervised by Dunlop.

Dunlop, Rishma, 1956-

Barbara Sternberg fonds

  • F0718
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2017

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Barbara Sternberg's activities as an artist, teacher, writer, and activist. In addition to subject files containing materials related to her films, the fonds includes posters, reviews, catalogues, programmes, research and drafts of unrealized projects, course, project, and grant proposals, as well as publications by and about Sternberg. It also includes conference and workshop materials, pedagogical documents, drafts of Sternberg's Cinema Canada column, materials related to screenings, exhibitions, and festivals, as well as correspondence with friends and colleagues, including contemporary Canadian experimental artist Michael Fernandes and former Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke. Records of a personal nature are predominantly limited to correspondence.

Sternberg, Barbara

Robert Witmer collection

  • F0717
  • Collection
  • 1939-2009

Collection primarily consists of Witmer's audio-visual field recordings of interviews and musical performances, in addition to students' ethnomusicology research field recordings. His research files as an ethnomusicologist are also included and consist of lists, indexes, musical scores, notes, interview transcripts, programs, essays, newspaper clippings, song books, correspondence, and newsletters.

Witmer, Robert

Alissa York fonds

  • F0715
  • Fonds
  • 1994-2015

Fonds consists of drafts, manuscripts, notes, research material, edits, and character sketches created by Alissa York as part of her process creating her short story collection, Any Given Power (1999), and her novels: Mercy (2003), Effigy (2007), Fauna (2010), and The Naturalist (2016).

York, Alissa

James Weyman fonds

  • F0712
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2016

Fonds consists of: personal notebooks, dayplanners, film press kits, reports, agreements, meeting minutes, contracts, correspondence, media clippings, business trip itineraries, audio-visual material, and teaching material, which document James Weyman's career as a producer and manager at the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), formerly the Ontario Film Development Corporation (OFDC) and as an instructor at Ryerson University's School of Radio and Television Arts.

Weyman, James

George Washington Stephens, Jr. fonds

  • F0710
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1927]

Fonds consists of two leather-bound albums likely presented to Stephens after his resignation as president of the Saar Governing Commission.

Stephens, George Washington

Carl James fonds

  • F0707
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2018, predominant 1990-2012

Fonds consists of records created by Carl James in the course of his activities as a sociologist and a university professor, including research data, publications, teaching material, and administrative records for the York Centre for Education and Community.

James, Carl E.

Arnold Hoffman fonds

  • F0705
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1956

Fonds consists of the records created and accumulated by Arnold Hoffman as a prospector and stockholder, relating to gold mining operations in Ontario, Quebec, and the Northwest Territories. Records relating to the gold mines at Wright-Rouyn, Arrowhead, and Thompson-Lundmark include: maps and sketches, photographs, geological studies, reports, and assay reports. Files also contain records pertaining to Stadacona Rouyn, Sunset Yellowknife, Junior Frood, Coniaurum, Algood, Pershon, Resenor, Michipicoten, Croydon Rouyn, and El Canada mines, including geological reports, and correspondence. Records related to Hoffman’s stocks and business operations as Secretary of Gold Operators (Canada) Ltd. include stockholder lists, securities lists, annual reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, cheques, and contracts.

Hoffman, Arnold

Archie Alleyne fonds

  • F0703
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2015, predominant 1962-2011

Accession consists of material documenting the career of Archie Alleyne as a musician, philanthropist, and influential figure in the Toronto jazz music scene. Material includes collected material on other Toronto-based jazz musicians; posters, photographs, and other memorabilia from performances and events; correspondence; material related to the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund; notebooks; and drafts and research material for his memoir, Colour Me Jazz: The Archie Alleyne Story (2015). Audio-visual material includes recordings of jazz-related programming broadcast on television, audio interviews with jazz musicians, and released and unreleased music performances

Alleyne, Archie

Deborah Barndt fonds

  • F0701
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2013

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Deborah Barndt’s work as a researcher, writer, activist and York University professor. These records document the research and writing of Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain (1999), Tangled Routes: Women, Work and Globalization on the Tomato Trail (2002), and VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas (2011), her research focus on popular education, globalization, community arts, and her involvement with equity and diversity initiatives at York University. Records in this fonds include research materials such as journal articles, papers, reports, newsletters, government documents, pamphlets, brochures, as well as audio recordings of interviews and interview transcripts, correspondence, manuscripts, video cassettes, notes, e-mail, proposals, and workshop materials.

Barndt, Deborah

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