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James B. Milner fonds

  • F0357
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1982, predominant 1939-1969

The fonds consists of articles, correspondence, records of bodies that James Bryce Milner was a member of, reports, and research material.

Milner, J.B. (James Bryce),1918-1969.

Parkdale Community Legal Services fonds

  • F0378
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1981

The fonds documents the functioning and activities of Parkdale Community Legal Services for the period 1971-1981. It includes minutes of meetings, internal and external correspondence, financial records, annual reports, published material and other material.

Parkdale Community Legal Services

People or Planes Committee fonds

  • F0380
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1977

The fonds consists of the official records of the People or Planes Committee (P.O.P.) including correspondence, minutes, financial records, briefs, speeches, press releases, reports, published materials, newspaper clippings, and related material.

People or Planes Committee (Claremont, Ont.)

1992-027

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

Sacheverell Sitwell fonds

  • F0410
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1973

The fonds consists of notebooks, galley proofs and typescripts for several of Sacheverell Sitwell's works.

Sitwell, Sacheverell

Louis Applebaum fonds

  • F0254
  • Fonds
  • 1931-2000

Fonds contains records include scripts, scores, correspondence and papers, reports, photographs, films, lectures, and interviews documents Applebaum's activities as a composer, conductor, and arts administrator.

Applebaum, Louis

1985-006

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

2000-009

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

2002-012

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

Robert Freeman fonds

  • F0307
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1978

The fonds consists of Robert Freeman's records pertaining to his involvement in student affairs at York University.

Freeman, Robert, 1933-

Otto Friedman fonds

  • F0308
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1978

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes and notebooks, index cards as well as a large volume of photocopied articles used by Otto Friedman in his teaching, research and writing activity. These include notes taken during his own education in England. In addition, there are typed lecture notes for courses he taught at York, as well as typescripts of articles and lectures by Friedman, and a typescript draft of his 'Masaryk's social philosophy and critique of Marxism,'. There are also course reading lists, some student materials (class lists, including some with student grades, student essays, and correspondence) and some correspondence and printed materials relating to York University, including calendars and handbooks. There is some material dating from Friedman's time as a management consultant in London, England, including studies of management styles in British firms. The posters are reproductions of paintings by masters (Picasso, Utrillo, etc.), that appear to have hung in his office.

Friedman, Otto

Morris Katz fonds

  • F0335
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-1985, predominant 1947-1979

The fonds documents Morris Katz activities related to environmental issues as a consultant for various organizations, as a researcher, author and editor. It also documents his teaching activities.

Katz, Morris

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.

Peter Wood fonds

  • F0457
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1987, predominant 1961-1965

Fonds consists of Peter H. Wood's records pertaining to his activities as staff member of York University. The fonds includes Glendon Campus construction files (1960-1965), York University Pension fund files (1961-1987) and his personal files (1961-1970).

Wood, Peter

Canadian Association for Women in Science (CAWIS) fonds

  • F0459
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1993

Fonds consists of the records pertaining to the activities of the Canadian Association for Women in Science (CAWIS) and includes CAWIS administration records, 1981-1992; CAFWEST records, 1983-1989; Task Force on the Status of Women Graduate Students records, 1985-1991; Women's Studies Working Group records, 1985-1989; York Women's Centre records, 1975-1991.

Canadian Association for Women in Science

Accession notes

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

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

Accession 1995-034

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

Accession 1998-014 [poster collection]

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

England '1990

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

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

Liberty Village

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

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

Mahaica Market, Guyana

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

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

Mountain Fund fonds

  • F0121
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1994

Fonds consists of records of the Mountain Fund pertaining to its activities, helping Vietnamese refugees in coming to Hamilton, Ontario. The fonds includes minutes of the Board of Directors, correspondence, financial records, publications and photographic materials.

Mountain Fund (Hamilton, Ont.)

Azada Rahi 1/1 A

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

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

York University Archives calendar collection

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

James and Margaret Beveridge fonds

  • F0099
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1954]-1990

Fonds consists of personal correspondence (1932-1990), project files (1926-1981), slides, photographs, films, videos, and publications by or about the Beveridges.

Beveridge, Margaret

William Greer fonds

  • F0185
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1980

The fonds mainly consists of William Greer plans, memos, correspondence and architectural drawings about York University.

Greer, William

O.R. Lundell fonds

  • F0182
  • Fonds
  • [1960]-1995

The fonds documents O.R. Lundell's activities as a professor and university administrator. Records consist of correspondence, course notes, evaluations and advising material. Also included are reports, minutes and background material relating to the design requirements of the Chemistry department within the new Chemistry and Computer Science Building, the Canadian Institute for Research in Atmospheric Chemistry and the Science Olympics.

Lundell, O.R.

Gladys Forrester fonds

  • F0189
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1998

The fonds consists of programmes, choreographic and production notes, clippings, photographs, newsletters, awards and certificates, financial documents and notebooks which document the career of Gladys Forrester in Canadian theatre and dance.

Forrester, Gladys

Stong family fonds

  • F0550
  • Fonds
  • 1840-2005

Fonds consists of photographs, legal documents, correspondence and news clippings created and accumulated by members of the Stong family, and preserved by Vernon Oliver Stong.

Fonds also consists of photographs, news clippings and advertisements and promotional material regarding a branch of the Stong family that developed a chain of independent grocery stores in the Pacific Northwest, namely Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington.

Stong, Vernon Oliver

Northern journey fonds

  • F0365
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1976

The fonds consists of general correspondence, editorial correspondence, financial documents, manuscripts, publicity and related material of the magazine "Northern journey" for the period 1971-1976.

Northern journey

Bernard Ostry fonds

  • F0370
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1990

The fonds documents Bernard Ostry's education and personal life as well as his activities as public servant and author for the period 1940-1990.

Ostry, Bernard, 1927-

Linda Pyke fonds

  • F0386
  • Fonds
  • [1978?]

The fonds consists of typescripts, some with corrections, of Linda Pyke's poetry, including 'Prisoner,' 'Sara,' 'Women in rooms' and others.

Pyke, Linda

Major Addison Alexander Mackenzie fonds

  • F0347
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1969

The fonds consists of Major Addison Alexander Mackenzie's records pertaining to his social and political activities.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Correspondence
Subject files
Lists of voters
Printed material
Photographs

Mackenzie, Addison Alexander, 1885-1970.

Dame Edith Sitwell fonds

  • F0408
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1977

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, notebooks, galleys, and typescripts of Dame Edith Sitwell.

Sitwell, Edith, Dame

Margaret Avison fonds

  • F0259
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1983

The fonds mainly documents Margaret Avison's work as a poet and writer and includes manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, printed material, music scores and photographs.

Avison, Margaret, 1918-2007

Canadian Theatre Review fonds

  • F0281
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1982

The fonds consists of typescripts of articles, galleys, art-work, editorials and related material from the production of the Review. There is also a great deal of correspondence with Canadian theatre companies and theatres, concerning productions, which includes playbills, programs, press releases and related material. There are also financial documents, including invoices for products published by CTR Publications, as well as some budget material.

Canadian Theatre Review

Centre for Experimental Art and Communication fonds

  • F0285
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1980

The fonds consists of printed material, correspondence, photographs, slides, and related material of the Centre for Experimental Art and Design. The correspondence includes: correspondence with artists, galleries and other arts groups in Canada and overseas, dealing with CEAC exhibitions, CEAC-sponsored travelling shows, and communications concerning gallery events. There is also material dealing with granting agencies, including the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. Also included is correspondence relating to the OCA and CC decisions to suspend funding to CEAC, letters of reaction from CEAC members and supporters. The fonds also has grant proposals and covering documentation, and other material. The fonds also contains various documents written by members of the collective defining the 'new ideology' which would usurp the cultural and political elites, define a post-modern aesthetic. There is also material on related artistic and intellectual ideas. There are newspaper clippings of CEAC events and exhibitions both from Canadian and foreign newspapers, invitations to events, flyers and other announcements of forthcoming events, and clippings about other performance and avant-garde arts in other cities and countries. The photographs and slides concern performances at CEAC, including material related to 'Crash and burn'.

Centre for Experimental Art and Communication (Toronto, Ont.)

1983-003

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

1989-018

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

2002-003

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

Harry S. Crowe fonds

  • F0297
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, typescripts, reports, publications, research materials, legal documents, course materials, student essays, and administrative material relating Harry S. Crowe activities at York University and Atkinson College, at the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers, with the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism and related subjects.

Crowe, Harry Sherman, 1922-1981

Arthur C. Johnson fonds

  • F0334
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1984

The fonds mainly documents Arthur C. Johnson's professional activities as a university administrator. Records consist of press releases, speeches, correspondence, and reports relating to the planning and development of York University's Keele and Glendon campuses.

Johnson, Arthur C., 1923-

J. Roby Kidd collection

  • F0337
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1961

The collection consists of photocopied correspondence, papers, agendas, minutes of the Organizing Committee of York University, and of the Provisional and regular Board of Governors of the same institution, 1958-1961.

Kidd, J.R. (James Robbins), 1915-1982

Herman Arthur Voaden fonds

  • F0440
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1991

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Herman Voaden's family life, education, teaching, play writing, directing and cultural lobbying activities. Also included are the private records of his wife, Violet Kilpatrick Voaden. Types of records include: correspondence, personal diaries, teaching notes, production notes, playbills, and photographs. Some material has been sorted and arranged according to subject by Anton Wagner, theatre historian and executor of Herman Voaden's literary estate.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Voaden, Herman Arthur, 1903-1991

Accession 1995-028

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

Anthony Richmond fonds

  • F0095
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1991

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

Richmond, Anthony

Portuguese Canadian Democratic Association fonds

  • F0579
  • Fonds
  • 1959 - 2007

Fonds consists of ledgers, organizational records, communiques, photographs and event-planning records for activities and events carried out by members of the PCDA. Includes correspondence of the different executives, including exchanges with high-profile figures in Canadian and Portuguese history (e.g. Humberto Delgado, Henrique Galvão, Fernando Piteira Santos) and other political and exile organizations around the world (e.g. FPLN). Also includes a complete run of the organization's bulletin "A Verdade/The Truth" as well as newspapers from the Portuguese diaspora.

Portuguese Canadian Democratic Association (PCDA)

Road trip

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NYC 1969

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

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

Accession notes

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

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

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 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

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