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History notebook

File consists of a lined book containing notes made by Donald S. Macdonald while a student at Ashbury College in Ottawa.

Macdonald, Donald S., 1932-

Academic records

File consists of: correspondence with officials of Ashbury College, Rockliffe Park, Ottawa, accompanied by reports of Donald S. Macdonald's academic performance; correspondence with officials of the University of Toronto regarding Macdonald's admission into Trinity College; publications of the fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon; and a booklet by Dorothy Blakey and A.C. Cooke on the preparation of term essays published by the University of British Columbia.

Macdonald, Donald S., 1932-

Undergraduate papers

File consists of essays written by Donald S. Macdonald while a student at Trinity College, University of Toronto, on topics in literature and political science that include the powers of the Governor-General, Plato's Republic, and the role of the Prime Minister and cabinet in Canadian constitutional history.

Macdonald, Donald S., 1932-

Harvard Law School

File consists of the class schedule for 1955-1956, official register, a draft of Donald S. Macdonald's application for admission, and an overview of the merits of Harvard Law School.

Macdonald, Donald S., 1932-

Osgoode Hall Law School : correspondence

File consists of letters regarding the appointment of Donald S. Macdonald as night librarian, his selection to lead an orientation group for first-year students, and notice for a special convocation for call to the bar, 23 June 1955.

Macdonald, Donald S., 1932-

International study and firm recruitment

File consists of correspondence with various university officials, Osgoode Hall Law School, and the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, and law firms regarding graduate studies in international law, administration of the Rowell Fellowship, and research at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. File also includes two prints of a portrait of Donald S. Macdonald.

Macdonald, Donald S., 1932-

Family correspondence

File consists of: letters and post cards written by Donald S. Macdonald while studying law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, and while travelling in Europe; letters written to Macdonald by friends; a programme for Inter-Varsity Hockey Match, Oxford v. Cambridge, played on 22 February 1957; and the programme for the funeral of Donald Angus Macdonald, his father.

Macdonald, Donald S., 1932-

Personal correspondence

File consists of letters and post cards written to Donald S. Macdonald by family and friends (including H. Allan Leal, Professor of Law, regarding reform of legal education at Osgoode Hall Law School), the programme for the Northern Amateur Tournament for ice hockey in January 1957, and the schedule for the Trinity Hall Cricket Club.

Macdonald, Donald S., 1932-

Personal correspondence

File consists of letters and post cards written to Donald S. Macdonald by family and friends, and copies of letters written by him including a report to Edgar McInnis, President, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, regarding the results of his research in international law at Cambridge University.

Macdonald, Donald S., 1932-

Visible and invisible minority parent groups

File consists of the text of a presentation to the Special Parliamentary Committee on the Participation of Visible Minorities in Canadian Society, titled, "Coalition of Visible and Invisible Minority Parent Groups call for End to Racial Discrimination in Schools and for Laws to Guarantee French and Heritage Language Instruction." The presentation was delivered by Shamsher Grewal on behalf of: the South Asian Origins Liaison Committee, the Organization of Parents of Black Children, the Chinese Parents' Association, the French Language Advisory Committee, and the Greek, Italian, Portuguese, and Ukrainian representatives to the Heritage Languages Advisory Committee of the Toronto Board of Education.

Cambridge University Ice-Hockey Club

File consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, an issue of "Light blue : the magazine of Cambridge University sport," and a photograph of Donald S. Macdonald participating in a hockey game.

Macdonald, Donald S., 1932-

Didi Khayatt fonds

  • F0588
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1991

Fonds consists of handwritten notes for Didi Khayatt's doctoral thesis, "Lesbian teachers : an invisible presence," typescript transcripts of interviews with teachers conducted between 1982 and 1985, correspondence with study participants, and an unbound copy of her thesis, August 1991.

Khayatt, Didi

Adult ed. com.

File consists of records of the PIN Adult Education Committee, including meeting minutes and a script for the documentary video, "Adult Education: A Right and a Necessity," by John Cordeiro.

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

Robert Christie fonds

  • F0192
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1996, predominant 1913-1996

The fonds consists of material which documents both Christie's acting and pedagogical careers as well as material related to his family and personal life. Includes correspondence and subject files, photographs, playbills, scripts and production files, books, plays and reference materials, financial records, sound recordings, and scrapbooks containing reviews. The fond is arranged in the following series:

Christie, Robert, 1913-1996

Trillium : final proposal ; submitted 31 January

File consists of: correspondence with the Ontario Trillium Fund; a project charter for "Reversing the Cycle: A Participatory/Action Research community project addressing the academic underachievement of Portuguese-Canadian Youth;" drafts of the project charter; and related material.

Richard Courtney fonds

  • F0156
  • Fonds
  • 1986, 1943-1997

Fonds consists of manuscript and typescript drafts and notes for many of Richard Courtney's works, personal and business correspondence with friends, colleagues, publishers and other individuals and organizations, background and resource material for Courtney's writing and teaching, lecture notes, copies of journals and other publications in which Courtney's work either appeared or which he used as resource material, scrapbooks documenting Courtney's role as an actor and director in a number of productions including those undertaken as a student at Leeds as well as a number of audio-visual samples of his work.

Courtney, Richard, 1927-1997

Madeleine Boss Lasserre fonds

  • F0674
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1998, predominant 1925-1977

Fonds illustrates 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 span. 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. Fonds contains notes and notebooks, pamphlets, programmes, correspondence, clippings and scrapbooks, as well as photographs of Lasserre and other members of the Dalcroze and music communities.

Lasserre, Madeleine Boss, 1901-1998

Video : crescendo e aprendendo

File consists of records related to the production of a short film, "Crescendo e aprendendo" [Growing and Learning]: including, draft interview questions; meeting notes, minutes, and agendas; lists of members who participated in the film; and invitations to a film screening, 6 April 1998.

Robert M. Laxer fonds

  • F0179
  • Fonds
  • [193-?]-1998

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Robert Laxer's family life, teaching, writing, and political activities. It includes correspondence, manuscripts and drafts, political pamphlets, research notes and reports.

Laxer, Robert M.

David Coombs fonds

  • F0169
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2002

The fonds consists of audio recordings of, and notes relating to, interviews conducted by David Coombs with founding members of York University, particularly relating to McLaughlin College, and with K.H.M. (Michael) Creal and Harold I. Schiff regarding their roles on the Search Committee for a President of York University in 1969-1970; correspondence between Coombs and Prof. George Tatham, Master of McLaughlin College; and letters, photographs, ephemera, and a vaudeville script entitled "Inbad the Sailor" performed by Arthur Huston, Coombs's step-grandfather.

Coombs, David

York U. Bridging the Solitudes

File consists of material related to the Community University Research Alliance - Bridging the Solitudes Colloqium, titled, "School to Work Transitions of Marginalised Youth at College and University: A Bridge too Far?" held at York University, 22-23 October 2004.

Peggie Sampson fonds

  • F0492
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1914]-2004

Fonds consists of personal diaries, teaching notes and writing, performance and family memorabilia, diplomas, correspondence, sheet music, photographs and audio recordings pertaining to the personal life and professional career of Peggie Sampson, including her early activities as a music student, her work as a professor of music, and her performances on the cello and viola da gamba. These records also document her associations with early teachers Guilhermina Suggia, Donald Francis Tovey, Nadia Boulanger and Pablo Casals, as well as her work with the Manitoba University Consort during the 1960s and the Quatre en Concert in the 1970s. The personal diaries in the fonds span Sampson's time in Edinburgh and London during World War II to her immigration to Canada in 1951 to teach at the University of Manitoba and her employment at York University from 1970 to 1977.

Sampson, Peggie, 1912-2004

Port - Can. Coalition for Better Education

File consists of the records of the Portuguese Canadian Coalition for Better Education, including correspondence, agendas, draft versions of a project proposal, "The Mentoring/Tutoring Programme: It takes a whole village to raise a child," submitted to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and related materials.

Tutoring + mentoring

File consists of material related to the Tutoring/Mentorship Project. File includes a documents which describe the resource requirements of the project and a sustainability plan; the agendas of the Steering Committee of the project; a project outline of the "On Your Mark" Tutoring Program established by the Portuguese-Canadian Coalition for Better Education; information about the student participants in the "On Your Mark" Tutoring Program; notes; and correspondence.

On Your Mark : WWCC

File consists of the agenda of a meeting of the "On Your Mark" Advisory Committee, 22 January; and a document prepared for the meeting which lists the number of enrolled students in the program by school.

Daniel Drache fonds

  • F0677
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2011, predominant 1970-2010

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Daniel Drache’s work as a professor of political science at York University, his role as director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, his academic writing and research. These records include correspondence, draft and published articles, course materials and student papers, research materials, grant applications, project proposals, as well as audio cassettes and DVDs. A small amount of personal correspondence and photographs are also part of this fonds.

Drache, Daniel, 1941-

Inez Elliston fonds

  • F0622
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2012

Fonds consists of research materials, committee records, community advocacy documentation and government policy correspondence, curriculum materials, surveys, reports and other textual material related to the professional, volunteer and community activities of Inez Elliston. Material relates to her professional interest in educational curriculum development, particularly in relation to multicultural policies developed at the federal and provincial levels, and how such policies were implemented in local school boards. Other material relates to Elliston's involvement in local, municipal, provincial, national and international organizations and committees involved in social issues related to women's rights, (particularly immigrant women, ethnic and cultural minorities, women of of colour and aboriginal women, issues of gender in urban communities, domestic violence, safety and accessibility), immigrant school children (particularly in the area of assessment, anti-racist, cultural interrelation, vocational training, and children's rights), adult learners (particularly in the areas of vocational training, anti-racist programming and policies for adult immigrant learners) and citizenship (in particular areas of multiculturalism, inter-cultural dialogue, tolerance, anti-Hate Group community efforts, political organization and celebration of diversity).

Elliston, Inez N., 1930-

Deborah Barndt fonds

  • F0701
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2013

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

Barndt, Deborah

Margaret Norquay fonds

  • F0176
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2007, 2014, predominant 1943-2007

The fonds consists of Margaret Norquay's records pertaining to her graduate studies, her work with the Open College project, and to her community involvement with several committees and organizations, as well as personal files related to her family. The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Norquay, Margaret.

Yvonne Vera fonds

  • F0697
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2015, predominant 1985-2005

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Yvonne Vera’s activities as a prominent African writer of English fiction and as a student and teacher of English literature while in Canada. Records include finished copies, typescripts and drafts of published and unpublished works; copies of articles written by and about Vera; personal and professional correspondence; personal memorabilia. Fonds includes a selection of books both by and belonging to Vera and a copy of the Vera biography, “Petal Thoughts,” by Ericah Gwetai. The fonds consists of items created and accumulated together by Vera and Jose, as well as mementos brought from Zimbabwe by Vera.

Vera, Yvonne

Sylvia Woodsworth Campbell fonds

  • F0678
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2015, predominant 1958-1988

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Sylvia Woodsworth Campbell, predominantly during her work as a guidance counselor and educator at Atkinson College, focusing on programs for continuing education for women re-entering the workforce or changing careers. Included are submissions and papers she authored, research notes, correspondence both personal and professional, clippings, reports pertaining to the work on the Status of Women, her Masters thesis which she submitted in 1976, and her diplomas. Also included are files pertaining to an educational bursary/scholarship established in her honour at Victoria College, University of Toronto.

Campbell, Sylvia Woodsworth

B. W. Powe fonds

  • F0103
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2017

Fonds consists of diaries, journals, professional and personal correspondence, manuscript drafts and other material that document Powe's career as a writer and educator.

Powe, B. W (Bruce W.), 1955-

Carl James fonds

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

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

James, Carl E.

Jean Augustine fonds

  • F0515
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2018, predominant 1994-2015

Fonds consists of the professional records of Jean Augustine, including documents, reports, speech notes, press releases and publications relating to her activities as a community activist and volunteer; a elementary school teacher; her administration of the Metro Toronto Housing Authority; her participation on various international, national, provincial and municipal advocacy boards organizations and associations; and her activities as a federal politician and member of cabinet.

Augustine, Jean

Richard Jarrell fonds

  • F0721
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2019

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

Jarrell, Richard A., 1946-2013

Judith Cowan fonds

  • F0249
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2019

Fonds consists of: personal and professional correspondence, including letters and email exchanged with family and individuals involved in Canada's literary community such as Steven Heighton and David Helwig; essays written while Cowan was a student; correspondence, notes and drafts of her work as a translator; research notes and drafts of her short stories and novels; professorial records including tenure and promotion files, course evaluations, and other material that documents her career as a professor at l'Université de Québec at Trois-Rivières; correspondence and manuscripts relating to her involvement with the literary community in Québec; and examples of Cowan's work with digital photography. Accession 2007-052 includes photographs of Judith Cowan receiving the Governor General's Literary Award in 2004.

Cowan, Judith Elaine