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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.

Ramsay Cook fonds

  • F0293
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2011

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

Cook, Ramsay, 1931-2016

Albert Tucker fonds

  • F0604
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1989

Fonds consists of research notes and historical documents related to the creation of an official history of the John Labatt Brewing Company of Canada.

Tucker, Albert

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-

H. Ian Macdonald fonds

  • F0150
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1995

Fonds consists of Hugh Ian Macdonald's Ontario government economist files, his speeches, correspondence, day books, York University Presidential files, Community service files, Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation files, York International files, and his IDEA Corporation files.

Macdonald, Hugh Ian,1929-

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.)

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

Philip J. Jaffe collection

  • F0332
  • Collection
  • 1926-1929

The fonds consists of minutes of the Political Committee, the Central Executive Committee, and the Secretariat of the Workers' (Communist) Party of the United States, 1926-1929.

Jaffe, Philip J.

Project Ossington fonds

  • F0385
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1971

The fonds consists of records of the Project Ossington and includes correspondence and papers, 1968-1971; financial records, 1968-1971; reports, 1968-1971; case histories, 1969-1971; journals, 1968-1971; Board of Directors files, 1968-1971; grant applications, 1970-1971; building plans, 1968-1969; legal documents and by-laws, 1968-1971; rules and regulations, 1968-1971; statistics, 1969-1971; publicity, 1968-1971; printed material, 1969-1971; Project 1969, Project 1970, and Project 1971 files.

Project Ossington

Robert Casto fonds

  • F0175
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1952]-1993

Fonds consists of personal and business correspondence, reviews, notes, drafts and manuscripts of poems and musical compositions which document the career of Robert Casto.

Casto, Robert Clayton

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-

Norman Penner fonds

  • F0379
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1984, predominant 1930-1960

The fonds mainly documents Norman Penner's research activities on the history of the Canadian Left.

Penner, Norman

Maurice Duplessis fonds

  • F0303
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1959

The fonds consists of correspondence and papers (1928-1959), arranged chronologically, receipts for monies received from Maurice Duplessis and others, including receipts from organizations, associations and student awards. There are also the proceedings of the meetings of the Public Accounts Committee Inquiry (1936), through which Duplessis exposed the corruption of the Liberal government of the day. The fonds also contains scrapbooks of newspaper clippings relating to political and social developments in Quebec (1929-1949) with concentration on the period, 1934-1936, as well as newspaper clippings relating to the death and funeral of Duplessis. In addition, there is correspondence with and/or concerning several prominent Quebecois including Daniel Johnson, Thibaudeau Rinfret, Msgr. Ferdinand Vandry, Georges Vanier, and companies located in the province (Dominion Textiles, Noranda Mines), and related subjects.

Duplessis, Maurice

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

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

Frank Morriss fonds

  • F0361
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1971

The fonds consists of a typescript of an autobiography by Frank Morriss composed in 1971. In addition, there are notes for an article on the "Winnipeg Free Press", newspaper clippings of articles by Morriss in the "Free Press", and copies of magazines with articles by Morriss.

Morriss, Frank, 1906-

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

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-

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

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.

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.

Helen Lucas fonds

  • F0100
  • Fonds
  • [1971]-1981

The fonds consists of Helen Lucas' correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, The Diary Series (1971-1978), and Relationship Drawings (1978-1981) (both of which include 246 charcoal drawings, 40 sketches, 34 drawings, 5 etchings, 47 lithographs, 3 framed serigraphs, 1 sketchbook, and 1 pastel on paper); preliminary drawings for Angelica (Toronto: Kakabeka Publishing Co.,1973) and Genesis; twelve original collage drawings for the book co-authored by Helen Lucas and Margaret Laurence entitled The Christmas Birthday Story (1981) complemented with letters from Laurence while they were collaborating on the book; original prints (1970s); a sketchbook (1971); and Drawing Dedicated to my Daughter. Lucas provides an accompanying narrative to many of the drawings, giving a context for the works and an account of their evolution between 1971 and 1979. The initial sketchbook pages are also included, portraying intimate personal images which she likens to 'finding the achievement of my own voice'.

Lucas, Helen

Goldfarb Consultants fonds

  • F0152
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1992

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the activities of Goldfarb Consultants and include research reports, printouts, questionnaires and administrative files. They can be used in conjunction with each other: the responses in the questionnaires are analysed in the research reports; the printouts are the raw data results of the questionnaires; and the administrative files provide additional documentation related to a particular research topic. With a few exceptions the projects included in the fonds were undertaken for federal or provincial political parties or governments.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

Goldfarb Consultants

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.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Courtney, Richard, 1927-1997

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

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.)

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

Joyce Wieland fonds

  • F0445
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1999, predominant 1973-1992

Fonds consists of material which documents Joyce Wieland's career as an artist and filmmaker.

Wieland, Joyce, 1930-1998

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

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