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Subject files

Series consists of correspondence and clippings concerning various theatres and theatre companies in Canada and in other countries (Abbey Theatre-Dublin, Royal Shakespeare Company), and with playwrights and authors (Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Anthony Burgess, Ezra Pound). There is also correspondence. official records and some clippings relating to the James Joyce Society of Canada (including accounts, lists and financial material), and with organizers of James Joyce Symposia (York University, Trieste, Dublin, Paris). There is material relating to productions of Pollock's works ('Giacomo de Trieste', 'Night boat from Dublin', 'Ulysses in Nighttown'). There is also some correspondence and related material concerning Temple Sinai (Toronto) and Pollack's travels (Soviet Union, Italy, Japan, Cuba). In addition, there are theatre programs from several theatres in Canada (Hart House Theatre, O'Keefe Centre, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Stratford).

Manuscripts

Series consists of handwritten drafts, typescripts, editorial comments and correspondence, photocopies, promotional material and research notes, for several of Pollock's works including 'After the funeral,''Gabriel,' 'Yes, I will yes', 'Up from the pedestal' and unpublished works including his Soviet journal.

Audio tapes

Series contains audio tape reels of interviews Pollock conducted with members of Joyce's family and associates, interviews with members of the Abbey Theatre and with Irish critics and writers, recordings of the proceedings of the James Joyce Symposium at York University (1970), and copies of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programmes concerning James Joyce ('Tuesday Night', a Joyce Documentary, and others). There are recordings used in Pollock's productions including 'Giacomo de Trieste,' 'Ulysses in Nighttown,'(music, sound effects, etc).

Posters, paintings, and scrapbooks

Series contains fifteen watercolours from the play 'Night boat to Dublin,' collectively titled 'Cat and devil' by Jane Golden; posters advertising Joyce symposia at York University, Dublin, Trieste and other sites, and related Joycean celebrations; and posters advertising Pollock's productions. In addition, there are four scrapbooks of press clippings on the theatre that include notices of Pollock's productions, as well as other material.

Catrographic documents

Series contains maps of Dublin from the Ordnance survey as well as maps of Dublin from the General Post Office Directory. As well, there are copies of the 'Dublin almanac and general register of Ireland', (1847), and several copies of 'Thom's official directory,' for the period (1852-1950).

Personal files

Series consists of date books, diaries, report cards, personal memorabilia, biographical and genealogical material and notebooks.

Legal records

Series consists of legal agreements and disputes, travel documents, and divorce papers.

Printed material

Series consists of newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogues, invitations, articles, journals, and books collected by Joyce Wieland. Includes material created or authored by Wieland or related to Michael Snow (her former husband), research materials and items collected for personal interest.

Sound recordings

Series consists of interviews, speeches, discussions, and other personal interest recordings.

Manuscripts

Series consists of manuscripts by Margaret Laurence and manuscripts by other writers. The manuscripts by Margaret Laurence consist of notes and research for The Diviners, manuscripts and short stories, children's stories, articles, speeches and addresses, poetry, reviews, translations of Somali poetry, reviews of A Tree for Poverty, a music score for For the Whaling Fleets, drafts of introductions to other writers' books, and recommendations for other writers. Items written by other writers include articles about Margaret Laurence and other topics, short stories, essays, poems, speeches, MA theses and reviews. Included are a typescript for Sandy Stern's "And After This Summer" (a screenplay for The Firedwellers), a television script for A Bird in the House (adapted by P. Wilson) and a film script for The Olden Days Coat (screenplay by S. Marcus), a musical adaptation of Jason's Quest and an adaptation for the stage of The Stone Angel.

Printed material

Series consists of documents by or about Margaret Laurence include articles written by other writers, journals and publications, newspaper clippings, articles from journals, book reviews, promotional material and other miscellaneous items.

Personal files

Series consists of date calendars (1965-1987), address books, honourary degrees, curriculum vitae, miscellaneous notes and personal items.

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.

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.

Writing and related files

Series consists of files documenting Jeanne Randolph's writing in the area of art theory and criticism. Included in this series are notes, research materials, photographs and annotated draft manuscripts pertaining to articles published in journals and exhibition catalogues and her books "Psychoanalysis and synchronized swimming", "Symbolism and its discontents", "Why stoics box" and "Ethics of luxury". Samples of Randolph's early creative writing are also part of this series, as are notes and promotional materials pertaining to lectures and readings given by Randolph in the 1990s and 2000s as part of writing residency programs or in promotion of her books.

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence received by Jeanne Randolph as well as some copies of her outgoing correspondence. Most of the correspondence is personal in nature, exchanged between Randolph, her family and friends in letter, postcard or e-mail formats. Correspondents include Suzanne Mantell, Alan J. Berger, Sigrid Dahle, Vera Frenkel, Christopher Lefler, and Elizabeth, Carol and Amy Randolph.

Victorian correspondence

Series consists of individual letters written during the Victoria and early Edwardian eras by authors, poets, artists, and activists. This material was acquired from donors or antiquarian booksellers to support research and teaching by faculty with the Victorian Studies Network at York University.

Berkeley Studio

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Flemington in his work with Berkeley Studio, the media production centre for the United Church of Canada. Includes: correspondence; meeting minutes; memorandums; workshop and training materials; research and production files for film projects including, “Covenant” about the 6th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, in Vancouver (1983) and “These Things We Share” (1981), a United Church of Canada national television special.

Four Shelter project files

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Audiovisual materials

Series consists of audio recordings of Callaghan's interviews for CBC radio and television, literary readings by Callaghan and Exile Editions author Sean Virgo, as well as a discussion between Callaghan and writer Joyce Carol Oates for the 2002 International Festival of Authors in Toronto.

Books and book chapters

Series contains drafts, manuscripts, and correspondence pertaining to the publication of authored and edited books and book chapters by James. A significant portion of the material focuses on “Seeing Ourselves: Exploring Race, Ethnicity & Culture” (1989) which uses a collection of personal comments and essays, written by students from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, to examine what it means to participate in the cultural and ethnic "mosaic" that comprises contemporary Canada) and “Life at the Intersection: Community, Class, and Schooling” (2012) which examines schooling and the education experience of youth in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood. Related correspondence may also be found in the Professional and Professorial series.

Additional material regarding publications in books, including research data, drafts, and correspondence can be found in associated files in the Articles and Published Reports; Lectures, Conference and Workshop Presentations; and Research series.

Records pertaining to background research and literature may also be found in the Subject Files series.

Audio-visual materials

Series contains the audio-visual materials collected and created by Archie Alleyne during his career as a professional musician.

Death row documentary

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke in her role as a producer for a Fifth Estate program titled "Deathrow.com," which aired in 2003, and a program update that aired in 2006. These records, which include court documents, correspondence, production materials, newspaper and magazine articles, interview transcripts, prison records, reports, notes, and audiovisual materials, document Burke's research work, interviews conducted and her involvement in the production of film shoots.

Alliance Entertainment and Norstar Entertainment files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke pertaining to her work for Alliance Entertainment Limited and Norstar Entertainment in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These records concern Burke's work for Alliance Entertainment as a script reader and analyst and as a director of public relations and corporate communications, as well as her work as a director of marketing for Norstar Entertainment. The records in this series consist of promotional materials relating to Burke's work on Alliance Entertainment production "Mount Royal" (1988), as well as other press releases, script synopses and analyses, newspaper articles, and photographs. Also included in this series are marketing and promotional materials pertaining to an issue of Canadian literary journal "Blood & aphorisms".

Gay athletes documentary

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke during the production of CBC "Fifth estate" documentary "The legacy of Brendan Burke" (Nov. 2010), on the subject of gay athletes. These records concern the organization of interviews and shooting schedules with members of Brendan Burke's family and the other athlete subjects of the documentary, as well as background research on gay male and female athletes in different sports. The records in this series include correspondence, interview transcripts, newspaper and journal articles, production materials, audiovisual materials, and draft scripts.

"The trouble with Evan" documentary

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke pertaining to the public response to CBC "Fifth estate" documentary "The trouble with Evan" (1994), on which she worked as a researcher and producer. These records document the success of the documentary and viewer feedback, the CBC's decision to run a follow-up program about stories of child abuse experienced by viewers, and the process of selecting subjects for this program. The records in this series include transcripts of phone messages, interview transcripts, a transcript of "The trouble with Evan", newspaper articles, notes, and correspondence.

Financial records

Series consists of material that documents Wiseman's finances and, as such, includes income tax returns including statements of all annual expenditures as well as documents related to her banking, records related to the sale of her family's home and other records related to her parents' finances. It also includes contracts and agreements reached between Wiseman and the Canadian Broadcasting Company and various publishers and material related to the finances of various members of her family.

Gerry Clark research materials

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  • 1928-1930, 1940, 1941, 2003-2005, predominant 1928-1930
  • Part of Theresa Burke fonds

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke in her role as a producer for the CBC program The Fifth Estate. These records pertain to the family history of Gerry Clark, son of Sanford Clark, the Saskatchewan-born boy involved in the Gordon Stewart Northcott serial murders in California. The files in this series consist of copies of court transcripts from the 1929 murder trial of Gordon Stewart Northcott as well as copies of Northcott's prison correspondence and appeal documents. Other records in this series are interview transcripts and notes, correspondence, travel itineraries, production materials, newspaper articles, and notes pertaining to Burke's research about Gerry Clark, who was considered a possible suspect in the 1962 murder of Alexandra Wiwcharuk. The materials in this series may be connected to Burke's work as producer for Fifth Estate documentaries about Wiwcharuk's murder, "Death of a beauty queen" and "The girl from Saskatoon."

Miscellaneous project materials

File consists of a variety of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke in her role as a producer for the CBC television program "The fifth estate". These records pertain to a number of documentary projects created and aired by "The fifth estate" as well as research topics not produced by "The fifth estate". Textual records in this series include copies of court documents, correspondence, contact lists, medical records, photographs, scripts, interview notes and transcripts, and journal and newspaper articles. These textual records relate to Burke's research projects on various subjects such as oil production, fugitive Jaroslav "Jerry" Ambrozuk, possible wrongful convictions, Karla Homolka, child chess players Jeff and Julia Sawrer, eco-terrorism, Tvind schools, and Canadian murder convicts Atif Ratay and Sebastian Burns. Audiovisual materials in this series include copies of completed "Fifth estate" and other CBC documentaries and video materials acquired for research purposes, in video cassette and DVD-R formats.

Shipbreaking documentary

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke in her role as a producer for the CBC television program The Fifth Estate. The records in this series pertain to the production of a 2005 documentary titled "The big break," on the topic of shipbreaking. These records, which include interview transcripts, production materials, newspaper and journal articles, research materials, scripts, court transcripts, video cassettes, and photographs, document Burke's research work, interviews, and production preparations for a film shoot in India in 2004. Video cassettes in this series consist of stock footage for use in the documentary.

Academic and teaching files

The series consists of material that documents Wiseman's career as an academic, both as a student and as a professor. It includes lecture notes, essays, examinations, assignments and other material related to her years as a student at the University of Manitoba and student submissions, publications, catalogues, minutes, notes, brochures, resumes and other material related to her years as a teacher at the University of Windsor. It also conatins materil related to her years as a writing instructor at the Banff Centre and, as such, contains correspondence with colleagus including Don Coles, Mavis Gallant, Don McKay, P.K. Page, Jay Ruzesky, Miriam Waddington, Rudy Wiebe, Chris Wiseman and Rachel Wyatt among others.

Audio-visual records

The series consists of audio-visual records documenting various elements of Wiseman's career as a writer and public figure. It includes recordings of Wiseman reading her own poetry as well as interviews with her. It also contains recordings of poetry readings by poets including Lillian Allen, bill bissett, Robert Priest, Susan Musgrave, b.p. Nichol and Earle Birney among others.

Correspondence of Hans Mohr

Series consists of personal and professional letters and cards received by J.W. (Hans) Mohr from friends and colleagues including Harry W. Arthurs, Roderick A. Macdonald, Robert (Bob) Siemens, Michel Silberfeld, Bob Glossop, Istvan Anhalt, Peter Bieselt, Richard Cullen, and Cyril Greenland discussing philosophy, law reform, law and education, the effects of law on society from the 1960s to the late 1990s, upcoming publications, criminology, sociology, publishing, current events, political theory, legal theory, psychiatry, psychology, conferences, seminars, university policies and academic standards, history, religion, perspectives on educating university students, and events in their personal lives. File also consists of correspondence regarding publication of Hans Mohr’s manuscripts, the death of Ingeborg Mohr, Hans Mohr’s illness, condolences to the Mohr family on Hans’s death, and personal notes and revisions of articles

Personal files of Hans Mohr

Series consists of greeting cards, postcards, correspondence, personal notebooks, photographs and a guestbook from Ingeborg's art exhibits. Greeting cards express holiday and birthday messages, in addition to remarks on Mohr's 50th wedding anniversary and condolences on Ingeborg's death in 2004. The postcards were sent to Mohr from family and friends with images of European cities such as Dresden, Vienna, Edinburgh, Paris, and Athens, as well as Canadian cities such as Montreal and Vancouver. In addition, the series includes two handwritten personal notebooks by Mohr in German from the 1950s, two notebooks of early poetry, and handwritten correspondence between Mohr and his friends from when he travelled to Canada.

Administrative and subject files

Series consists of records created and maintained by Pat Fleisher between 1971 and 2008. The records in this series pertain to Fleisher's work as a freelance art consultant and a leader of Toronto Board of Education art tours, her research for and work as an art magazine publisher, and other assorted projects. These records include notebooks and day planners, photographs, video cassettes, computer disks, an audio cassette, notes, articles, business and financial records, contracts, contact lists, and research and promotional materials.

Artist files

Series consists of records accumulated and created by Pat Fleisher between 1975 and 2008. The records in this series pertain to Fleisher's work as an art magazine publisher and her acquisition of content for those publications, specifically relating to artist profiles and the promotion of art shows. These records include unsolicited artist portfolios, materials submitted to Fleisher for use in her Artfocus "cybergallery", and photographs of artwork and artist biographical materials accumulated by Fleisher for use in her magazines and/or for the production of Fleisher's freelance art-related writing. Files in this series consist of artist bios and CVs, art cards, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, computer disks, and art show promotional materials.

International Association of Art Critics (AICA) files

Series consists of records created and maintained by Pat Fleisher in her capacity as a founding member and treasurer of the Canadian branch of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). These records are primarily notices and correspondence sent to members, but some files pertain to Fleisher's role in collecting membership dues for Canadian members and her travel to London to attend the 2000 AICA Congress. Files in this series also include a copy of a letters patent, grant application materials, a constitution and by-laws, and photographs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GATT-Fly and Brewster Kneen/origins of ICCSASW

Series includes records from the formational years of ICCSASW, primarily materials gathered by ICCSASW's parent institution, GATT-Fly, an overseas development agency of the Canadian churches for global economic justice. Series includes research materials pertaining to the sugar industry, such as material about the Food Prices Review Board and the Tariff Board hearings, gathered by food industry analyst Brewster Kneen in his research for “The Economy of Sugar," published in June 1971 by CENSIT (Centre for the Study of Institution and Theology). These research materials were given to Reg McQuaid in 1973 and include correspondence, memoranda, minutes and news clippings.

Wiseman family files

The series consists of correspondence and other material that documents Wiseman's relationship to her family and, as such, contains copies of letters received by Wiseman as well as copies of letters sent by her to various members of her family including her husband, Dmitry Stone, her parents, Chaika and Pesach Waisman and her daughter Tamara Stone. It also contains medical records, marriage licenses, divorce papers, wills of various members of the family, photographs, memorabilia as well as collected correspondence exchanged between members of the Wiseman family but not necessarily about the author herself.

General correspondence

The series consists of personal and professional correspondence including manuscript and typescript copies of letters received by Wiseman and, in many cases, copies of letters written by Wiseman herself. It includes correspondence with friends, readers and fellow writers including Margaret Laurence, bill bissett, Don Coles, Marian Engel, Timothy Findley, Frances Itani, Jay McPherson, Mordecai Richler, Malcolm Ross, Jane Rule, Phyllis Grosskurth, Steven Heighton, Gwendolyn McEwen, Don McKay, Tillie Olsen, P.K. Page, Carol Shield and Christopher Wiseman among others.

General files

Series includes miscellaneous records on topics related to overseas development, economic justice, trade union matters, government policies and other issues that could affect the work of trade union solidarity. Files include correspondence, mailing lists, miscellaneous photographs and reference material, as well as records relating to office administration, staffing etc.

Photos by country

Series contains photographs not directly connected with major events such as conferences, seminars and committee meetings (photographs directly connected with major events are with the files related to those events). The photographs are organized alphabetically by country and show various subjects including sugar refineries, sugar plantations, attendees at sugar worker events, sugar workers and their families. Some photographs may be disturbing.

Orchestral scores

Series consists of orchestral scores used by the Rex Battle Orchestra. Music sheets contain the parts for various instruments, sometimes featuring Battle's writing or notes.

PhD thesis and related files

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

Audiovisual material

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

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".

National Film Board files

The series consists of advertisements, production files, press releases, newsletters, Committee 200 files, reports and staff related files created and or accumulated by John Smith and relating to his work with the National Film Board of Canada.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation files

Series consists of telecast schedules, correspondence for the Children's Television Department (1982-1987), contractual agreements, files pertaining to the CBC's court case with the Supreme Court of Canada related to "The Boys of St. Vincent" and other material created and or accumulated by John Smith during the course of his work with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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.

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.

Writing files

Series consists of draft and published copies of articles, interviews, and book chapters written or co-written by Barbara Sternberg. Also included are materials relating to Sternberg's Cinema Canada column, "On Experimental Film," as well as documents pertaining to an unrealized anthology on Canadian experimental film, and several photographs.

Editing files

Series consists of submissions, manuscripts, correspondence, notes and published materials related to Rachel Zolf's work as a literary and poetry editor. Series documents Zolf's approaches to editing as a freelance editor and in her capacity as poetry editor of The Walrus magazine. Files include information about the submission and editing process at The Walrus during Zolf's tenure. Records document Zolf's correspondence and editorial work with numerous poets, including Leonard Cohen, Lynn Crosbie, Dennis Lee, George Elliott Clarke, M.NourbeSe Philip, Christopher Dewdney, Michael Turner, P. K. Page, Robert Kroetsch, Sharon Thesen, Marilyn Hacker, Juliana Spahr, Billy Collins, Robert Creeley and Nicole Brossard.

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

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

Teaching files

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

Writing and project files

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

Correspondence and subject files

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

Tavistock Institute records

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

Correspondence

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

General correspondence

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

Photographs

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

Early life and personal records

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

Working life

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

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence sent and received by Mandel pertaining to a wide variety of topics, but it primarily concerns his professional life, including his writing, political activism and media appearances. Many files include copies of Mandel’s outgoing letters as well as incoming correspondence.

Feminist Challenge files

Series consists of records created by Janice Newton while completing her PhD research at York University and, later, adapting her dissertation into the 1995 monograph The Feminist Challenge to the Canadian Left, 1900-1918 (McGill-Queen's University Press). The records include research notes, correspondence, photocopies of primary source materials, lecture notes, scrapbooks, photographic prints and negatives, and an audio interview with Mary Ford, niece of Mary Cotton Wisdom.

Department of Political Science files

Series consists of records created or accumulated by Janice Newton in the course of her administrative duties in the Department of Political Science at York University. Records include notes, correspondence, minutes and agendas, proposals, and other documents created as a result of her position on various departmental committees. Series also includes anonymous surveys completed by third-year Political Science students as part of a study administered by Newton, graduate and undergraduate supplemental calendars, and miscellaneous reports and publications created by members of the department.

Memorabilia and photographs

Series consists of photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, posters, performance notices and programmes, newsletters, certificates, press releases, CVs and biographies pertaining to Maguire’s career as a dancer, choreographer and teacher.

Writing and related files

Series consists of pre-publication or draft versions of writing by Mandel for academic periodicals, newspapers and magazines, conferences, public lectures and speeches, on a wide variety of legal and political topics, particularly constitutional law, prison reform, and Canadian and international politics. Included in this series are reference materials and notebooks, as well as scripts co-written with Harry J. Glasbeek for their radio program, “A taste of justice”, and scripts and transcripts pertaining to Mandel’s contributions to a 1983 CBC Radio “Ideas” program.

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.

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.

Other William Packer files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by William Packer that are separate from the Crowe dispute files and as such pertain to his academic career both as a student and as a teacher, including his time spent at United College in Manitoba, University of Toronto, City of Toronto Board of Education, and Royal Military College. The records regarding United College mainly address salary negotiations and the emergence of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. The series contains correspondence, newsletters, bulletins, drafts for speeches and interviews, curriculum vitaes, transcripts, certificates, contracts, visas, licenses, permits, and ephemera.

Katherine Packer files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Katherine Packer, including personal letters from William Packer, her diploma from the University of Michigan, transcripts, and personal correspondence.

York University files

Series consists of records pertaining to Jarrell's work as a professor and administrator at York University. Records include course syllabi and handouts, examinations and assignments, lecture notes, course evaluations, presentation slides, handbooks, a student cookbook, correspondence, reports, photographs, applications, and forms.

Subject files

Series consists of a variety of records, including files pertaining to Jarrell's involvement with the Markham Environmental Alliance, his academic publishing company, Scientia Press, and his university education at Indiana University and the University of Toronto. Records include financial statements, correspondence (including printed e-mail), newsletters, agendas, notices, pamphlets, membership lists, notebooks, essays, book reviews, and photographic slides.

Academic and administrative files

Series consists of materials pertaining to Wittenberg’s life as an academic. While the Laval University-related materials consists mostly of course work and administrative matters, the York University files reflect a much more active and engaged involvement in University life and in questions of institutional governance and vision.

Audio materials

Series consists of seven audio reels containing lectures titled 'Education: the unfulfilled promise' which were broadcast on CBC Radio, as well as eight other audio recordings associated with Wittenberg’s research.

Scripts

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

Snow Cake

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

Burnt Toast

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

Five Days in September (aka See The Music)

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

Four Seasons

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

The Lanza Sessions

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

Last Night

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