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Video production files

Series consists of video and audio recordings, correspondence, research material, notes and funding applications related to Rachel Zolf's work in film and video production. Series documents Zolf's work as a documentary and experimental filmmaker. Series also provides information about Larry Zolf, Rachel Zolf's father, whom Rachel Zolf researched for an experimental documentary, One line gag artist. Series includes correspondence with Margaret Atwood on the subject of the right to use Atwood's poem, "This is a photograph of me," in a video Zolf co-produced and directed.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics teaching and other materials

Series consists of materials related to Madeleine Boss Lasserre’s career and interests as a music educator of children and adults in Toronto, Ontario. Most of the material was created between 1925 and 1977, while Lasserre was actively employed with the Margaret Eaton School and the Toronto Conservatory of Music. A small subset of the records were created outside of this time period. Records include: Dalcroze teaching and demonstration notes and diagrams; correspondence with colleagues and students; material pertaining to general early childhood education; and material related to the administration and promotion of courses in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Series contains notes and notebooks, pamphlets, programmes, correspondence, and clippings, as well as photographs of Lasserre and other members of the Dalcroze and music communities.

Toronto Telegram photographic prints

Series consists of approximately 466, 500 photographic prints created or accumulated by staff at the Toronto Telegram. The largest volume of prints are under the subjects "United States" (ca. 7.2 metres of prints), "Ships) (ca. 5 metres), "England" (ca. 4 metres) and "Canada" (ca. 3.6 metres). Certain subjects have been arranged outside the general subject organization of the prints such as "Personalities" (15 metres); "Personalities/politicians" (ca. 4 metres); "Armed forces personnel" (ca. 8 metres) largely of the World War II era, provably used in reports of missing/wounded/killed in action. As well, there are photographs of groups of servicemen, again largely World War II era. Finally, there is a group of photographs of personalities who were associated with the Toronto Telegram, predominantly from the period after Bassett bought the newspaper (post 1952). The series also includes many photographic images purchased from wire services for the purposes of illustrating national and international stories.

Toronto Telegram

Non-fiction manuscripts by Lloyd Mackenzie

Series consists of handwritten drafts and typed manuscripts of three works of non-fiction, based on diary entries, written by Mackenzie.
The first manuscript Aussies and Englishmen, a travel memoir, was submitted for publication in 1966. The second manuscript The English Canadian Nation, a historical reflection of the role of English-speakers in Canada from the age of the Vikings to the twentieth century was written and submitted around 1990. The third manuscript Watching the Neighbours Next Door based on extractions from his journals regarding American politics was submitted for publication in August of 1996.

Photo albums and passports

Series consists of twelve photo albums created by Lloyd Mackenzie and seven of his Canadian passports. Photographs document Lloyd Mackenzie's childhood and adolescence in Toronto, as well as some photographs of his parents, family and friends; his military service as a clerk during World War II; his daily life, friendships and living arrangements in Toronto, England and Australia; and his extensive travels within Canada, the United States, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Australia.

Writing files

The series consists of research material, notes, manuscript and typescript drafts of Wiseman's novels, short stories, poetry, plays, works of non-fiction, book reviews, speeches and scripts, many of which were written for CBC radio. It also includes publicity material, reviews of her work and copies of articles written about her by others. It contains material related to her novels "The Sacrifice" and "Crackpot", to the plays "Testimonial Dinner", "The Lovebound" and "Someday Sam: A Play, Libretto or Puppet Opera for Children of All Ages" as well as other material that documents her writing process.

Art show materials

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Pat Fleisher between 1977 and 2008. The records in this series pertain to Pat Fleisher's involvement with the administration, curation and promotion of a number of ongoing group art shows, as well as art shows featuring her own photography. Documented in this series is Fleisher's work for annual group shows including the Art Expo Toronto, the Toronto Indoor Art Show, and the Artfocus Fall Annual Artists' Show, as well as solo shows she curated for herself and for other artists at Sassafraz Restaurant, Cantine, Starbucks, and Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto. Files in this series consist of correspondence, notices, flyers, pamphlets, photographs, computer disks, press releases, and posters.

Ontario Media Development Corporation / Ontario Film Development Corporation files

Series consists of: film press kits, reports, agreements, meeting minutes, contracts, correspondence, media clippings, business trip itineraries, which document James Weyman's career as a producer and Manager of Industry Initiatives at the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) (2000-2015) and its predecessor, the Ontario Film Development Corporation (1986-1999).

Tectonic Plates

Series consists of four posters for the 1992 film “Tectonic Plates”. The 104 minute staged performance uses continental drift as a metaphor for the evolution of human culture. Staged in actual location in Venice and a sparse stage and pool, Tectonic Plates was critically acclaimed for its dreamlike imager, theatrical staging and philosophical intent. The production received the Christopher Columbus Award for most original and creative submission, and the most innovative award at the Figueira da Foz International Film Festival in Portugal.

Toothpaste : A Domestic Opera

Series consists of a libretto script by Dan Redican for the Larry Weinstein- directed 6 minute short film, “Toothpaste”, a ‘domestic opera’ about the marital difficulties between a couple centered on crusty toothpaste. Starring Mark McKinney and soprano Barbara Hannigan, the music was composed by Alexina Louie, and the production was produced by Rhombus in association with maplemedia.

An Idea of Canada

Series consists of original film and audio footage, including masters and news clippings of the 90 minute documentary directed by Kevin McMahon “An Idea of Canada”. The documentary follows Governor General Adrienne Clarkson across the country during her summer 2002 tour. Officially a trip to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of her position, what Clarkson discovers during her visit to a string of tiny aboriginal outposts in the north is a post-modern Canada struggling to integrate cultural tradition with the wired world. A coproduction between Rhombus Media and the National Film Board.

Childstar

Series consists of production notes, post-production ADR reports, production stills, posters, a ‘making-of’ featurette and original film elements of the 2004 feature film “Childstar”. Written and directed by Don McKellar, the film centers on sitcom icon Taylor Brandon Burns (Mark Rendall), the world’s most famous child actor who disappears while filming in Canada. Don McKellar stars as Rick, the boy’s driver and Jennifer Jason Leigh as ruthless stage mother.

Mozartballs

Series consists of scripts, interview scripts, research material and original film and audio elements of a “light-hearted tribute” to Mozart. Directed by Larry Weinstein, the project was also known during production as “Mozart Balls” and “Mozart Lives!”. The documentary interviews eccentric and unique individuals, including a retired Swiss school teacher, an ex-pop musician in Oklahoma who believes her body is inhabited by Mozart’s spirit, an Austrian astronaut who carried a score of “The Magic Flute” and a chocolate Mozartkugein into space
and a computer genius whose software has created a new Mozart cello concerto. Produced by Rhombus Media.

Red Violin

Series consists of scripts, multilingual translations, media coverage reports, photographs and the central prop for “The Red Violin”, arguably, Rhombus’ most ambitious and successful production to date. Written by Don McKellar and directed by Francois Girard, The Red Violin features scenes in French, English, Mandarin, Italian and German, requiring significant translation and subtitling.
Filmed on location in Chicheley Hall and Oxford in England, China, Cremona, Italy, Vienna, Austria and Montreal, the film traces the life and travels of the famous ‘red violin’, from its creation in 17th century Italy by the master Nicolo Bussotti (Carlo Cecchi), through it’s exodus from an 18th century Austrian monastery to 19th century Oxford, Cultural Revolution-era China to a Montreal auction house, where an appraiser (Samuel L. Jackson) and conservator (Don McKellar) try to establish its authenticity and provenance.
The film features actors Jean-Luc Bideau, Jason Flemyng, Sylvia Chang, Julian Richings and Colm Feore. Violin solos used in the musical score were performed by Joshua Bell.

The Red Violin received significant critical acclaim. The film swept the 1999 Genie Awards, picking up trophies for art direction (Francois Séguin), cinematography (Alain Dostie), costume design (Renée April), musical score, sound (Claude La Haye, Jocelyn Caron, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Hans Peter Strobl), best screenplay (Don McKellar and Francois Girard), direction (Froncois Girard) and best motion picture. For the Jutra Awards of 1999, the film also took awards in the areas of art direction, best cinematography, editing (Gaétan Huot), best supporting actor (Colm Feore) score, sound, screenplay, direction, and best film.

It also won the 2000 Oscar for best original musical score (John Corigliano).

Slings and Arrows

Series consists of scripts, production documentation, props, set designs, promotional material and original film and audio elements (including episode masters, original film and dialogue overdubs) of the Rhombus-produced television series “Slings & Arrows”. Early drafts of scripts by Susan Coyen, Bob Martin and Mark Mckinney refer to the project as “St. Ratford” and “Shakespeareville”. Other writing credits are attributed to Tecca Crosby and Sean Reycraft for Season 3 of the production.
Directed by Peter Wellington, the plot revolved around “legendary theatrical madman” Geoffrey Tennant (Paul Gross) who returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival (a thinly veiled Stratford Festival) to assume the Artistic Directorship after the sudden death of his mentor Oliver Welles (Stephen Ouimette). Geoffrey is haunted by Oliver throughout all three seasons of Slings & Arrows in which he stages and directs Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear. Also starring Martha Burns as Geoffrey’s former flame/problematic lead actress Ellen Fanshaw and Mark McKinney as the festival’s scheming General Manager Richard Smith-Jones. Also stars Geraint Wyn Davies, William Hutt, Colm Feore, Sarah Polley, Rachel McAdams, Luke Kirby, Sean Cullen and Don McKellar.
Each season featured a musical number sung written by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison by actors Michael Polley and Graham Harley.
Slings & Arrows was broadcast in Canada on Movie Central and The Movie Network channels in 2003, 2005 and 2006. It was later broadcast on the Sundance Channel in the United States.
The production received Gemini Awards for the best dramatic series and best writing in a dramatic series in 2006 and 2007, best direction in a dramatic series for Peter Wellington in 2006, and acting awards for Paul Gross (2004 and 2007), Martha Burns (2006), Susan Coyne (2006), Rachel McAdams (2004), Mark McKinney (2006) and Stephen Ouimette (2007). The series also received awards from the Writers Guild of Canada Awarded for best drama series in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and awards from the Directors Guild of Canada for picture editing (2006 and 2007), sound editing (2004) and outstanding television series drama (2006).

Writing and production files

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

Graphic materials

Series consists of promotional photographs in black & white and colour, negatives, contact sheets, as well as personal photographs of Grossman and others. For the most part the photographs are related to performances of the Grossman Company.

Correspondence

Series primarily consists of letters, cards, and printed emails written to Danny Grossman on a personal nature from industry professionals and friends, family, mentors, and former company members. Some files are subject files containing only photos, newspaper clippings and/or works created by the individual.

Business correspondence is located in this series include letters of support, thanks, and congratulations for the company. Some letters written on behalf of the company are primarily letters of recommendation for dancers. Additional business correspondence is located in the organisation records series.

Clipping files

Series consists of reviews, previews, and photographs of Danny Grossman Dance Company as well as notices of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the Toronto Dance Theatre, two companies in which Grossman was a dancer prior to 1975.

Moving Image records

Series consists of video tape cassettes of the company's performances, rehearsals, television broadcasts, and an interview (performances and commercials). Included are performances of La valse, Bella, Hot house, Inching, Triptych, Memento, Ces plaisirs, Totem, and others. The videos come in half-inch and three-quarter inch VHS format, and half-inch Beta max format.

Business correspondence

The series consists of chronologically arranged files of correspondence that document Wiseman's professional life and includes correspondence with publishers, grant applications and inquiries, letters of inquiry related to employment, material that documents her affiliation with various organizations such as ACTRA, The League of Canadian Poets and The Writers' Union of Canada, correspondence and material related to universities where she served as writer-in-residence, appraisals and recommendations for writers including Susan Musgrave, Joy Kogawa, Ruth Johnson and others and correspondence related to travel and to her tenure as an instructer at the Banff Centre.

Audio-visual records

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

Production files

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

Biographical and administrative records

Series consists of biographical and administrative records pertaining to the life and achievements of Luigi Nasato. Includes: plaques and certificates; birth, marriage, citizenship, immigration and other governmental records; communion and educational documents; biographical statements and resumes; personal and professional correspondence; clippings and articles about Nasato and kin; Nasato's obituary; and other material.

Artist files

Series consists of materials pertaining to the artistic life and career of Luigi Nasato. Includes drawings, sketches, paintings, technical drawings, art objects, and other material created or compiled by Nasato, including extensive artwork related to his role as a mosaicist for various churches in and around Toronto, Ontario. Series also includes: notes on art history and artistic technique created by Nasato as both a student and professional artist; product catalogues and price lists; invoices and other financial documents; and other material.

Clippings, prints, and reproductions

Series consists of clippings, art prints and art reproductions compiled by Luigi Nasato for reference or inspiration over the course of his career. Primarily includes graphic material collected from various English-language and Italian serial publications.

Hans Mohr's files for professional organizations

Series consists of certificates of appreciation and membership from organizations such as The National Organization of Child Care Worker Associations Inc., The Christian Festival, The Board of Governors of Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, The Coalition for Gun Control, the Canadian Criminal Justice Association, and a certificate of appreciation from the African National Congress signed by Nelson R. Mandela in 1995. Series includes reports, meeting minutes, research updates, memoranda, notes and articles from organizations such as the Vanier Institute of the Family, the Law Commission of Canada, the Round Table on Citizen Agency, Big Brothers of Canada, and the Church Council on Justice and Corrections, as well as correspondence between officials of the institutions and Mohr. Included in the series is the report, "Restorative justice discussion paper" from 1999, and a signed letter from Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau acknowledging receipt of Mohr's paper, "The politics of the family and the family in politics."

Academic files of Hans Mohr

Series consists of article, reports, lectures, and presentations written by Mohr throughout his career on topics such as psychiatry, mental health, homosexuality, family equality, children's rights, sentencing, criminology, criminal law, legal reform, legal education, and sociology, as well as copies of his book reviews. Many of his articles are original annotated drafts, final editions or in offprint format. Series includes seminar papers on his course about structuralism, his course "Sociology 92-456 : The sociology of law," "Law 324 : Children and the law," his seminar on "Theory and empiricism in law," and his graduate seminar "Legal research, policy and reform." Series also includes evaluations written in 1981 by students in courses "Social foundations of law" and "Law and psychiatry." In addition, series includes drafts of conference papers and articles written by friends and colleagues such as Peter Fitzpatrick, Harry W. Arthurs, Roderick A. Macdonald, Kurt Wolff, and Marie Andree Bertrand. Some of these drafts have annotations made by Mohr. Series also includes: offprints inscribed to Mohr by friends and colleagues such as Alan Hunt, Douglas Hay and Charles David Axelrod; newspaper articles about Mohr and his work with law, psychiatry, sentencing, criminal law, and law reforms; and a collection of research articles on similar topics.

Journals and day planners

Series consists of journals and day planners maintained by Jeanne Randolph from the early 1970s to 2013. Also included in the series are travel journals and address books.

Correspondence

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

Records of Maura Matesic

Series consists of records of the Canadian Law and Society Association retained by Maura Matesic in her role as treasurer, including: newsletters, conference programs, bylaws, minutes of meetings, financial reports, budgets, and documents dealing with its incorporation, journal, website, committees, and the Task Force on the Canadian Common Law Degree.

Correspondence

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence sent and received by Alison Pick. These records include handwritten letters and greeting cards but are predominantly e-mail correspondence. Most of the e-mail correspondence in this series was exchanged between Pick and a number of other Canadian writers and poets, her editor, literary agent and publishers. These records pertain to personal topics as well as Pick's literary career, including the writing, editing, publication, promotion and sale of Pick's 2010 novel, "Far to Go", her 2014 memoir, "Between Gods", and her 2017 novel, "Strangers with the Same Dream".

Memorabilia

Series consists of records accumulated by Alison Pick pertaining to her literary career, including reviews of her books, interviews she gave about her writing, items from literary events and workshops she attended, and awards she received. Some personal memorabilia is also part of this series.The records in this series are magazine and newspaper articles, book reviews, invitations, event programs and name tags, speaking notes, correspondence, e-mail, certificates and plaques, an audio cassette, compact discs, a DVD, medals, posters, a photograph, and Pick's high school yearbooks.

Research and company files

Series consists of material related to Hoffert's technological and theoretical interests including material pertaining to work begun at the National Research Council on music created using computer technology and carried out with a number of companies concerned with audio data and interactive technology. It contains business and research plans, copyright and legal materials, correspondence, reports, memoranda and other material for companies including McLeyvier, DHJ Research, Marquis Music, Time Out for Fun and the Cultech Research Centre, a project based at York University intended to investigate digital content use by residents in a housing development in suburban Toronto.

Daily diaries and e-mail files

Series consist of appointment books kept by Paul Hoffert from 1969 to 1993 that record daily appointment and other engagements. It also includes hard copies of Hoffert's e-mail correspondence arranged by subject that cover his personal life, his business and musical careers as well as his administrative and academic activities.

Diaries

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

Academic files

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

Professorial files

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

Slides

contain slides that were used in Pollock's productions and include stills of street scenes in Ireland, Italy, Paris, that have relevance for Joyce's works. Also included are portraits of personalities of the early twentieth century, intertitles, drawings
and prints (the Seven Deadly Sins, religious images, Joycean characters), posters of World War One, and similar material. As well, there are hundreds of slides that were used in Pollock's productions which are primarily identified by the names of the plays, 'Night boat from Dublin,' and 'Giacomo de Trieste'.

Financial records

Series consists of financial statements, correspondence with banks and insurance companies, royalty statements and other income statements, household budgets including mortgage statements and insurance payments, and extensive income tax information for each year including anything deemed by Margaret Laurence to be of relevance for tax purposes.

Graphic materials

Series consists of photographs of Margaret Laurence, family snapshots and other various subjects, artwork consisting of illustrations for children's books, drawings sent to Laurence, postcards of artists' works, and posters. The photographs represent the majority of the photographs found among the Laurence papers; however, some photographs do appear in other series of the fonds.

Correspondence files

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence including copies of letters received by Tenney from friends and colleagues including Carolee Schneeman, Lionel Nowak, John Pierce, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Steve Reich, Warren Burt, Phil Corner, Malcolm Goldstein, Edgard Varese, Stan Brakhage, Peter Garland and Gayle Young, among others. It also includes correspondence generated in his various professional capacities at educational institutions such as Yale University, the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and Bennington College as well as correspondence, which documents his relationship and work with Bell Telephone Laboratories in developing programs for computer sound-generation, the Institute for Studies in American Music, the Canadian Music Centre and musical organizations or institutions.

Musical scores

Series consists of copies of drafts and completed copies of Tenney's musical scores in various formats including manuscript and computer generated form. Among the compositions included in the series are "Poem for flute," "Sonata for 10 wind instruments," "Canon for bass quartet," "Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird," "Quiet fan for Erik Satie," "Essay # 3 for string orchestra," "Quintext," and "Changes : 64 studies" among others.

York University and Faculty of Environmental Studies files

Series consists of records pertaining to Barndt’s involvement with a number of York University/Faculty of Environmental Studies projects, including the YUFA Women's Testimonies Project, curriculum diversity and equity workshops, and the Transforming Space into Place project. These records include research materials, correspondence, reports, notes, proposals, e-mail, memoranda, workshop materials, meeting minutes and agendas, budgets, transcripts, photographs and video cassettes.

Programs and projects

Series consists of information related to ICCSASW’s work on various programs and projects for the benefit of the sugar workers. These included hosting visiting union staff at the Toronto secretariat, a documentation centre, exchanges among specific countries, building regional networks, etc. Files contain notes and correspondence, copies of labour agreements, minutes, reports, registration forms, newsletters and other program-related materials.

Women Sugar Workers

Series consists of material pertaining to ICCSASW’s special program focused on women sugar workers. This work was undertaken with the help of an intern between 1987 and 1991. In the case of intern, Joan Atlin, this was made possible by a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Award for Canadians and consisted of networking, seminars, exchanges of visits and publications. Files include correspondence, research, reports and notes.

Production files

The series consists of research files, time lines, successive drafts of scripts with revisions, casting lists, publicity films and other material relating to films produced and/or directed by John Smith including "The Boys of St. Vincent", "Dieppe", "Dangerous Minds", "A Cool Dry Place", "Random Passage" and "Prairie Giant : The Tommy Douglas Story" among others as well as numerous minor productions such as the award winning films as "Bargain Basement" (1976), "Revolution's Orphans" (1979) and "First Winter" (1980).

Business files

Series consists of correspondence received by John Smith during the course of his career as a director and producer and business records of Smith's company, Dunany Productions Inc., including copies of year end files.

Human resources and building administration records

Series consists of job advertisements, correspondence, job applications, employee evaluations, legal documents, working files, and resumes for Desh Pardesh staff members, as well as correspondence and administrative records related to the Desh Pardesh offices located at 401 Richmond Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Audiovisual material screened at and recordings of Desh Pardesh

Series consist of video cassettes of films screened at the Desh Pardesh festival or an affiliated event; commercial shorts created specifically for the festival; and audio and video recordings of various events, workshops and performances at Desh Pardesh.

Image files

Series consists of miscellaneous images created or compiled by Larry Weinstein for a variety of projects over the course of his career.

Homewood Health Care files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran in her capacity as a consultant to Homewood Health Care, a company providing behavioural, addiction and psychiatric services. The records in this series pertain to McPhedran's contract with Homewood, her participation in company meetings and a roundtable for Homewood employees based on a paper titled "Quest for empathy: human health in the post-deficit society." Files in this series include research notes, correspondence, memoranda, briefing notes, draft documents, reports, pamphlets, presentation slides (paper format), annual reports, invoices, conference materials, and journal articles.

Canadian Women's Foundation files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran relating to her involvement with the creation the Canadian Women's Foundation, founded to distribute funds to programs and projects assisting the self-reliance and economic independence of girls and women. The records in this series document the activities of the foundation in its first two years, particularly its board meetings and fundraising efforts to secure support from individuals, organizations and institutions, as well as McPhedran's work as interim director of the foundation in 1990. These records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, questionnaires, notes, contracts, news releases, and invoices. Some records in this series were created by McPhedran's assistant for this project, Vicki Armstrong.

Day planners of Marilou McPhedran

Series consists of day planners maintained by Marilou McPhedran, spanning a 30-year period from 1973 to 2003. These records document McPhedran's scholastic, professional and personal activities, as they record course schedules, examinations, appointments and telephone numbers. Some day planners include photographs of McPhedran and her children taped in the covers, notes, and other loose items. Day planners for the years 1974, 1981, 1982 and 1984 are missing from this series. A note by McPhedran at the end of the 2003 day planner states that it will be her last because of a switch to an electronic Blackberry organizer.

Homewood Health Care files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran in her capacity as a consultant to Homewood Health Care, a company providing behavioural, addiction and psychiatric services. The records in this series pertain to McPhedran's contract with Homewood, her participation in company meetings and a roundtable for Homewood employees based on a paper titled "Quest for empathy: human health in the post-deficit society." Files in this series include research notes, correspondence, memoranda, briefing notes, draft documents, reports, pamphlets, presentation slides (paper format), annual reports, invoices, conference materials, and journal articles.

International Women's Rights Project files

Series consists of records pertaining to Marilou McPhedran's involvement with the International Women's Rights Project (IWRP), founded in 1998 and initially based at the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University. The records in this series document McPhedran's work as founding director to fulfill the project's mandate, which was to strengthen the capacity of women's non-government organizations through research and activism to influence the implementation of international human rights standards. These records reflect IWRP's initial primary focus on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Impact Study and Report, but also document projects that emerged from the CEDAW project, including initiatives regarding women's rights in Afghanistan and a project with the Kharvik Centre for Women's Studies in the Ukraine. Records in this series span the period of McPhedran's involvement with IWRP as founder, director and co-director, both at York University and at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria, from 1998 to 2005. Records in this series include reports, correspondence, papers, newsletters, notes, memoranda, journal articles, photographs, fact sheets, grant proposals, notebooks, budgets, electronic records, audio cassettes, and grant proposals.

Speeches and speaking engagement files

Series consists of records pertaining to Marilou McPhedran's speaking engagements and speeches given by McPhedran at conferences and other events in Canada between 1984 and 2005. These records reflect the scope of McPhedran's areas of interest and knowledge, including topics involving constitutional issues, women's health and legal rights, and sexual abuse and harassment. Files in this series include correspondence, transcripts of speeches, pamphlets, conference materials, newspaper clippings and magazine articles, notes, memoranda, brochures, a photograph, an audio cassette and a video recording.

Mary Jane Mossman and the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies files

Series consists of files created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran pertaining to an Ontario Human Rights complaint filed against Osgoode Hall Law School and York University Dean Harry Arthurs and the resulting formation of the Institute for Feminist Legal Research at York University. McPhedran was one of more than 100 lawyers, law students and legal academics who were signatories of this complaint, which charged systemic discrimination against women after Osgoode Hall Law School did not promote Professor Mary Jane Mossman to the position of dean. The records in this series document the process of settling the dispute, the meetings and activities of the complainants' steering committee, and the details of the settlement made between the complainants and York University. These records include memoranda, newsletters, notes, correspondence, minutes of settlement, memoranda of agreement, agendas, reports, draft documents, invoices, and notices.

Master of Laws files

Series consists of records created by Marilou McPhedran during her completion of a part-time LL.M degree in Comparative Constitutional Law through the Professional Development Program at Osgoode Hall Law School, which she began in 2002 and completed in 2004. The records in this series document McPhedran's participation in and written work for a number of courses, including: Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian Constitution (GS LAW 6727); Constitutional Law and the Charter (GS LAW 6640); Federalism and Institutions of Government (GS LAW 6721); and Freedom of Expression and the Press (GS LAW 6722). Also documented in this series is a trip taken by McPhedran to South Africa to attend a conference on constitutional law. Records in this series include correspondence, conference materials, papers, notes, course outlines, essays, drafts, presentation notes, pamphlets and brochures, and newspaper articles.

National Network on Environments and Women's Health files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran while executive coordinator of York University's National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH) from 2001 to 2003. The records in this series document McPhedran's participation in a number of NNEWH's initiatives, particularly the preparation of a report titled "Rural and remote women's health : research and policy directions" and the organization of conferences, focus groups and research pertaining to that project. Also included in this series are records pertaining to McPhedran's administrative work for NNEWH and her management of work plans, budgets, and personnel. Some of these records relate to McPhedran's departure from NNEWH in 2003. Files in this series include reports, pamphlets, journal articles, correspondence, financial statements, memoranda, minutes, work plans, agendas, newspaper clippings, conference materials, and presentation slides (paper version).

Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran pertaining to the activities of the Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution, a national non-profit organization of Canadian women's groups and individuals formed in January 1981 to ensure equality rights for women were included in the new Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Records in this series document McPhedran's involvement as co-founder, organizer and participant with the committee and its activities, including the National Workshop on the Charter in 1981; Conference of Canadian Women and the Constitution in 1982; Critical Perspectives on the Constitution in 1983; and the National Symposium on Equality Rights in 1985. Also documented in this series is the committee's re-emergence in the late 1980s and early 1990s to challenge constitutional amendments proposed in the Meech Lake and Charlottetown Accords, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ad Hoc Committee in 2006, commemorated with a conference, the Canadian Forum on Women's Activism. Files include reports, journal articles, newspaper clippings, notes, pamphlets, government publications, legal documents, transcripts, affidavits, grant applications, photographs, financial statements, memoranda, correspondence, day planners, and assorted ephemera.

Mary Jane Mossman and the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies files

Series consists of files created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran pertaining to an Ontario Human Rights complaint filed against Osgoode Hall Law School and York University Dean Harry Arthurs and the resulting formation of the Institute for Feminist Legal Research at York University. McPhedran was one of more than 100 lawyers, law students and legal academics who were signatories of this complaint, which charged systemic discrimination against women after Osgoode Hall Law School did not promote Professor Mary Jane Mossman to the position of dean. The records in this series document the process of settling the dispute, the meetings and activities of the complainants' steering committee, and the details of the settlement made between the complainants and York University. These records include memoranda, newsletters, notes, correspondence, minutes of settlement, memoranda of agreement, agendas, reports, draft documents, invoices, and notices.

Subject files

Series consists of a variety of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran. These records reflect the scope of McPhedran's political, professional and research interests and activities. Subjects covered in this series include constitutional reform, women's health (national and international), feminism, family violence, sexual abuse, and workplace discrimination/harassment. Also documented in this series is McPhedran's participation in conferences, political campaigns and committee work. Records pertaining to some of McPhedran's contractual employment, articles written and her biographical information are also part of this series. Files in this series include notes, conference materials, brochures and pamphlets, journal articles, correspondence, newspaper clippings, memoranda, reports, CVs, electronic documents, and photographs.

Asian Development Bank project files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran while employed as an international consultant for Cowater International, hired to conduct a study and prepare a final report about the work of the Asian Development Bank's RETA 6008: Gender and Governance Issues in Local Government project. The records in this series document McPhedran's contract negotiations with Cowater; her preliminary research; her travel to the Philippines, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh; but primarily her work with Asian Development Bank staff to prepare the final report. The files in this series include correspondence, reports, drafts, contracts, notes, notebooks, programmes, presentation slides (paper copy), financial documents, and outlines.

Gerstein Centre files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran, pertaining to the operations and functions of the Gerstein Centre, a City of Toronto resource centre for individuals with mental health problems for which McPhedran served as a founding director and board member. The records in this series document a variety of administrative issues, including the formation of the centre, meetings of its board of directors, and the 1990 re-opening of the centre at 100 Charles St. E. The files in this series consist of correspondence, draft documents, minutes, memoranda, budgets, bylaws, reports, newspaper and magazine clippings, and notebooks.

Personal and professional files

Series consists of material created by Archie Alleyne in his professional roles as a musician and memoirist, and through his involvement with projects such as Evolution of Jazz Ensemble and the Syncopation Series, and his personal collection of material which reflect his interest in music and African-Canadian history.

General CBC files of Sig Gerber

Series consists of records created by Sig Gerber as a result of his work as a producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). These records include training manuals, booking calendars, show run-downs, production files, reports on broadcasting policy, press releases, producers' and directors' magazines, internal CBC memoranda and correspondence, program outlines, reports, promotional materials, scripts, photographs, and newspaper clippings about programs produced by Gerber. Also included in this series is a file of ephemera and photographs from Gerber's time at CHUM radio station in Toronto, where he worked before he joined the CBC.

Training materials

Series consists of textual records and audiovisual materials pertaining to Gerber’s work as a trainer and educator in television journalism and production for the CBC Training and Development Department and for Ryerson University’s School of Journalism. Subject areas taught include investigative journalism, reporting for television, and television documentary. Included in this series are CBC training manuals, Gerber’s course lecture notes, handouts and outlines, and videocassettes containing sample news footage and clips, mostly from the CBC, used in his training sessions and courses. Lecture notes from talks given by Gerber as a guest speaker and/or workshop leader are also part of the series.

Political files

Records in this series document Grossman’s political career as a member of provincial parliament for the riding of St. Andrew-St. Patrick and Cabinet minister in the governments of Premier Bill Davis. Includes: correspondence, subject files, meeting minutes, research notes, briefing notes, reports, clippings.

Scripts and production files

Series consists of records created and maintained by Robert Greer Allen from his early days as a wartime radio scriptwriter for "Serviceman's forum" in the 1940s through his 40 years as a producer for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio and television drama. Though some scripts in this series were written by Robert, many were accumulated by him in his role as producer or executive producer for CBC programs including "General Motors theatre", "Ford startime", "Folio", "Festival", "Performance", "CBC summer theatre", "Seeing things" and others. Other records in this series include set photographs and drawings, videocassettes, correspondence, memoranda, notes, and assorted production materials, such as filming schedules and requisition forms.

Audio recordings

Series consists of audio recordings, created and maintained by Rita Greer Allen, pertaining to her broadcasting and interview work for television and radio programs, particularly the CBC television show "Take 30", conducted in the 1960s and 1970s. Also included in this series are audio cassette recordings regarding Greer Allen's personal interests in Jungian psychology and spirituality, recorded in the 1980s and 1990s.

Day planners and expense books

Series consists of day planners maintained by Rita Greer Allen and documenting her appointments, telephone numbers, and other personal information. Also included in the series are expense books kept by Rita pertaining to her management of household and professional expenses.

Project files

Series consists of records pertaining to Maguire’s activities as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and arts organizer. These records, which include grant applications, photographs, letters of agreement, correspondence, proposals and notes, document Maguire’s work as an instructor in dance in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the York University, her independent choreography and dance projects, and her involvement with community arts education and dance instruction.

For the record production files

Series consists of records that pertain to the production of "For the record" television drama series. Records include correspondence, memoranda with CBC officials and colleagues, reports regarding the series' objectives and mandate, analysis of audiences and feedback ratings broken down by age and gender, meeting notes, handwritten script ideas and notes, copies of scripts, story proposals, press releases, promotional material and newspaper clippings. The series also includes files for several episodes that contain background research into production subjects, correspondence from viewers about episodes, budget estimates and resource requisition forms, various production-related schedules, and call sheets. Series also contains one file with photographs and six videocassettes of fourteen episodes.

Alexandra Wiwcharuk documentaries

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke in her capacity as a producer of two CBC Fifth Estate documentaries pertaining to the 1962 murder of Alexandra Wiwcharuk: "Death of a beauty queen" (2004) and "The girl in Saskatoon" (2008). These records document Burke's process of conducting research, locating and interviewing subjects, editing scripts, and producing location shoots. The records in this series include correspondence, interview transcripts, notes, newspaper clippings, school yearbooks, copies of prison records, production materials, notebooks, audio and video cassettes, optical disks, DVDs and photographs.

Mefloquine documentary

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke as a producer for the CBC program The Fifth Estate. These records pertain to the production of a 2002 documentary titled "The nightmare drug," which examined the effects of anti-malaria drug Mefloquine. The records in this series focus on the use of the drug in the Canadian military mission in Somalia and its possible neuropsychiatric side effects. These records document Burke's extensive research work on this topic, the process of interviewing subjects, and other aspects of the production of the program. Records in this series include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, production notes, interview transcripts, newspaper articles, copies of autopsy reports, journal articles, copies of military correspondence, legal documents and contact lists.

Parole board 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. These records pertain to a documentary project that followed prison inmates through their National Parole Board hearings. The records in this series document Burke's research work, the process of selecting subjects for the program, and preparations for filming. Included in this series are interview transcripts, notes, correspondence, production materials, newspaper clippings, parole board reports, audiovisual materials, photographs, forms and applications, and copies of court and prison records.

Steven Truscott project materials

Series consists of records pertaining to Steven Truscott's murder conviction and appeals, Fifth Estate documentary projects, and Julian Sher's 2001 book, "Until you are dead: Steven Truscott's long ride into history". These records were created and accumulated by Theresa Burke in her role as a researcher for Sher and later as a producer of "Fifth estate" Steven Truscott programs "His word against history" (2000) and "The Steven Truscott story: moment of truth" (2005). The records in this series document the extent of her investigative and archival research work on this subject, the details of the police investigation, Truscott's court cases and appeals, as well as her work to locate subjects and conduct interviews. Records in this series are correspondence, copies of court transcripts, police records and other archival documents, newspaper and journal articles, interview transcripts, photographs, contact lists, and audio and video cassettes.

William Sampson documentary

Series consists of records pertaining to a Fifth Estate program titled "A state of denial: the Bill Sampson story" (2002), about the arrest and detention of Canadian William Sampson in Saudi Arabia, on which Theresa Burke worked as a producer. The records in this series, many of which were obtained through Access to Information requests made by Burke, are copies of federal government correspondence, interview transcripts, correspondence, newspaper articles, a video cassette, and digital photographs. These records document the government and public response to Sampson's incarceration as well as Burke's research and interview work for the program.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke pertaining to her employment at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The records in this series document Burke's progression from contract researcher to permanent staff producer for "The fifth estate" as well as the nature and extent of her research and production work. Also included are records documenting her participation in CBC professional training courses, labour union agreements and other human resources topics. These records include contracts, correspondence, memoranda, income tax forms, benefit forms, booklets, handbooks, course materials, and production credits.

Ludmila Ilina documentary

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke during the production of a CBC "Fifth estate" documentary about Ludmila Ilina, "A question of innocence" (Apr. 2011), which addresses Ilina's conviction for the 1995 murder of her husband and her claim of innocence. These records document Burke's research concerning the legal case against Ilina, the involvement of York University's Innocence Project in her case, interviews with subjects in the documentary, issues involving Ilina's day parole, and Ilina's communications with Burke during the project. The records in this series include court transcripts and legal documents, interview transcripts, correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, notes and audio cassettes.

Ty Conn project materials

Series consists of records pertaining to the life and death of Ty Conn, a convicted bank robber who appeared on a 1994 update of Fifth Estate documentary "The trouble with Evan" on which Theresa Burke worked as a producer. The records in this file, including correspondence, notes, manuscripts, interview transcripts, computer disks, reports, and audio and video cassettes, pertain to the research and writing of a 2001 book about Conn by Burke and Fifth Estate host Linden MacIntyre. These records, created and accumulated by Burke, document the friendship between Conn, Burke and MacIntyre, Conn's childhood and criminal background, his life in prison, and details of his 1999 death.

Audiovisual materials

Series consists of audio cassettes and videocassettes, primarily of Larry Grossman’s media appearances and interviews on television and the radio. Also included are 3 videocassettes of Grossman family home movies and 3 audio cassettes related to the book by Peter Oliver "Unlikely Tory : the life and politics of Allan Grossman" (Toronto : Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1985).

The Rosewell Group and Canadian Interfaith Network files

Series consists of records related to Peter Flemington’s work with the Rosewell Group, an independent collaboration amongst four friends (Peter Flemington, Doug Barrett, Des McCalmont, and the Hon. David MacDonald) who responded to the 1983 CRTC Call for Applications for a religious multifaith television service. Initially, their work centered on exploring the options and possible initiatives for Interchurch Communications. The Rosewell Group’s work leads to the creation of the Canadian Interfaith Network (CIN) in 1984, with the Rosewell Group continuing as the research arm of CIN to assist and guide it through the application process with the CRTC. This would lead to the creation of VisionTV in the fall of 1986.

The records in this series document the extensive preparation and research undertaken before the successful transition towards VisionTV.

Records include: meeting minutes; briefs; memos; policy and programming documents; correspondence; research notes; and CRTC applications and submissions.

Local politics and economic change in an East Indian rice farming village (Guyana) : research materials

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Silverman primarily between 1969 and 1970, when she conducted field research in Bush Lot, Guyana, for her PhD thesis entitled “Resource change and village factionalism in an East Indian community, Guyana”. The results of this research were also published in her book, Rich people and rice: factional politics in rural Guyana, 1900-1970. This ethnographic and historical research examined local-level politics and the effect of economic resources on politics in Bush Lot, an East Indian rice-farming community on the coast of Guyana. These records document Silverman’s approach to research, which included casual conversation, participant observation, attendance at political events, formal interviews, primary source research and household surveys, and her process of aggregating the resulting data, as well as providing a comprehensive history of the village of Bush Lot and its inhabitants in the early- to mid-20th century. The records in this series are notes, copies of village council minutes and letter books, court documents, surveys and household questionnaires, government reports, census records, audio recordings, interview transcripts and notes, card indices and computer printouts, research reports, maps of Bush Lot and greater Guyana, correspondence, and a copy of Silverman’s PhD dissertation.

Articles and published reports

Series contains drafts, manuscripts, correspondence, and research material pertaining to the publication of articles and reports.

Additional material regarding articles and published reports; including research data, drafts, and correspondence can be found in associated files in the Research series and the Lectures, Conference and Workshop Presentations series.

Background research and literature may also be found in the Subject Files series.

Correspondence pertaining to articles and published reports may also be located the Professional and Professorial series.

Lectures, conference and workshop presentations

Series contains drafts, manuscripts, correspondence, and research material pertaining to the lectures, conferences, and workshop presentations.

Additional material regarding presentations, including research data, drafts, and correspondence can be found in the Research series.

Background research and literature may also be located in the Subject File series.

Related correspondence may also be found in the Professional and Professorial series.

Notebooks, sketchbooks and day planners

Series consists of notebooks, day planners and sketchbooks created and/or used by Crosbie, as well as a number of calendars and an address book. The notebooks in this series include a variety of writing, including general notes, lists, notes pertaining to Crosbie’s writing projects and PhD research, as well as personal writing and drawings. Some items in this series contain loose ephemeral items, notes, letters, and photographs.

Writing and related files

Series consists of records pertaining to Crosbie’s career as a writer, reviewer and editor. Records include draft manuscripts, poems and articles, research materials, page proofs, notes, invoices, correspondence, speaking notes, programmes, posters and photographs. These records document the writing, publication and promotion of Crosbie’s books of poetry, prose and non-fiction, including Miss Pamela’s Mercy (1992), The Girl Wants To (1993), VillainElle (1994), Pearl (1995), Paul’s Case (1997), Click: Becoming Feminists (1997), Queen Rat (1998), Dorothy L’Amour (1999), Missing Children (2003), Liar (2006), Life Is About Losing Everything (2012) and Where Did You Sleep Last Night (2015), as well as her writing for newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Also included in this series are reviews of Crosbie’s books, manuscripts by other writers sent to Crosbie for comment or review, and copies of her published poems, literary reviews, newspaper and magazine articles.

Professional and professorial

Series contains documents related to James' professional interactions (community service, honours and awards, and correspondence) and professorial engagement (course development; graduate student supervision on topics such urban education, sports, practitioner research, and race and diversity; and university service).

His community service includes involvement with the Anti-Discriminatory Advisory Group; UNICEF: discrimination against ethnic minorities, immigrants, and indigenous peoples; Toronto District School Board (TDSB); Toronto Police Services; and the Youth Challenge Fund.

Professorial documents include syllabi, lecture notes, proposals, letters of recommendation, and submitted thesis and dissertations. A substantial portion of the teaching material focuses on James’ teaching and research in Sweden. Additional information regarding teaching and research in Sweden may be found in the Research and Publications series. James' scholarship and additional records related to community services primarily arranged in the Articles and Published Reports, and Lectures, Conference and Workshop Presentations series.

Additional correspondence can be found in the Books; Articles and Published Reports; Lectures, Conference and Workshop Presentations; Research; Subject Files; and York Centre on Education and Community series.

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