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Accession 2018-049

Accession consists of records pertaining to the history and activities of St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in Toronto, including photographs documenting the role of Father Marcos A. Marcos and an article written by Father Marcos entitled "The Copts of Canada". Other records in this collection include event programs, pamphlets, booklets, photographs of special visits, and issues of church newsletters "Hosanna", "The Way", "The Word of Life", "The Building", and "Cathedral". Also included is a copy of a site plan of St. Mark's.

Accession 2018-041

Accession consists of records mainly pertaining to Joyce Wieland's personal life and family. Records include photographs of Wieland, Michael Snow, Phyllis Lambert, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, friends and family; photographs of scenery and landscapes; correspondence; personal ephemera including identity cards and birth certificates; Wieland's astrological chart; a photo album created by Phyllis Lambert for Wieland's 60th birthday in 1990; a wall hanging entitled "Ode to Joyce" featuring circular embroidered pieces with symbols and expressions relevant to Wieland's life; newspaper clippings of articles by Wendy Michener; and a catalog for "In search of the far shore: the films of Joyce Wieland" (Canada House, Jan.-Feb. 1988).

Accession 2018-032

Accession contains records pertaining to Yvonne Vera’s personal life, created and/or accumulated by John Jose, including medical and legal information. It contains personal correspondence, legal correspondence, medical records and notes, and some newspaper clippings regarding Vera’s writing career.

Accession 2018-013

Accession consists of scripts, production materials, photographs, posters, correspondence, and moving image recordings pertaining to Freeman’s work as writer and producer of film and televsion, in particular his roles at the CBC as an executive in charge of creative production and creative head of special projects, drama.

Accession 2017-041

  • 2017-041
  • Accession
  • [188-?]-2016, predominant 1990-2006
  • Part of Bruce Powe fonds

Accession consists of records documenting Powe's writing career in the 1990s and 2000s, particularly the writing, editing, publication and promotion of his novel "Aldershot 1945" and the reprint and stage productions of "The Aberhart Summer", as well as records pertaining to his freelance work for Powe Communications and his personal life and family. Records in this accession include manuscripts and other draft writing, photographs of Powe and his family, research files, notebooks and day planners, memorabilia (including newspaper and magazine clippings), printed e-mail and correspondence, posters, drawings, scrapbooks and videocassettes.

Accession 2017-029

Accession consists of photographs of public monuments in cities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Egypt, as well as aerial and landscape views of many of these cities.

Accession 2016-034

Accession consists primarily of Vera's professional records, including finished copies, typescripts and drafts of published and unpublished works; copies of articles written by and about Vera; professional correspondence; royalty statements; and a scrapbook of clippings and literary ephemera related to early publications. Records also include some personal correspondence and memorabilia and John Jose’s correspondence pertaining to Vera’s passing. Accession includes a selection of books both by and belonging to Vera and also includes a copy of the Vera biography, “Petal Thoughts” by Ericah Gwetai.

Accession 2015-015

Accession consists of records pertaining to Keith Ross Leckie’s work as a writer and/or director for television dramas and documentaries. These records document the various stages of development for projects including “Searching for Romero” (unfinished), “Edenshaw”/”Haida” (not produced), “The Force” (not produced), and “An Officer and a Murderer” (produced for Lifetime and HBO Canada in 2012). Textual records in this accession are proposals, treatments, interview selects, assembly notes, budgets, funding applications, draft scripts, outlines, notes, correspondence, research materials, contracts and court transcripts. Also included are video recordings (VHS, DVCPRO, MiniDV and DVD) pertaining to these projects.

Accession 2014-043

Records in this accession mainly pertain to Robert Drummond’s administrative and academic work as a professor of Political Science and Dean of York University’s Faculty of Arts. Also included are files documenting his early academic work in high school and university. Records include essays and articles, correspondence, photographs, memoranda, reports, course materials and lecture notes.

Accession 2014-004

Accession consists of records pertaining to the operations of the Obsidian Theatre Company and its productions between 2011 and 2014. Records include production agreements, forms and invoices; correspondence; a 2012 strategic plan; grant applications; programs, flyers and posters; Board of Directors agendas, minutes and reports; costume drawings; photographs and video recordings of performances.

Accession 2013-038

Accession consists of records documenting Barry Callaghan's personal and professional life. Included are files concerning his graduate studies at the University of Toronto; correspondence with fellow writers; drafts, research materials and interview transcripts pertaining to his work as a journalist for the Toronto Telegram and other publications; manuscripts for books published by Exile Edition; manuscripts in various degrees of completion for Callaghan's literary works; files pertaining to Morley Callaghan; audio recordings; and subject files including literary memorabilia and honorary degrees.

Accession 2013-034

Accession consists of draft scripts, notes, outlines, correspondence and subject files created and accumulated by Brian Freeman in his capacity as a freelance writer of plays, reviews, television and movie scripts. Also included in the fonds are script reports prepared for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Universal Canada and the Ontario Film Development Corporation (OFDC), as well as files and scripts pertaining to Freeman's work as a development officer for the OFDC in the 1980s and 1990s.

Accession 2012-050

Accession consists of financial records from Dance Oremus Danse including donation receipt books, dance programmes, as well as related ephemera, including a mounted poster.

Accession 2012-027

Accession consists of copies of Drummond's poetic writings pertaining to Robert Burns' dinners, odes to York faculty and staff, and memorabilia from his days as an undergraduate student at York.

Accession 2012-002

Accession consists of production binders pertaining to five productions, including "ruined", "Yellow Man", "Intimate Apparel, who knew grannie: a dub aria", and "Late". Also includes news clippings, promotional material, posters, and programs for said productions.

Accession 2011-020

Accession consists of 35 mm colour transparencies taken by Professor John Warkentin while working for the University of Maryland in Thule, Greenland, teaching courses in geography and history to personnel in the United States Air Force. The slides were taken between January and May 1957, and show local Inuit and Danes in the town of Dundas, physical geography of the area, Tuto camp with vehicles to traverse the ice cap, base facilities and activities, and buildings.

Accession 2011-015

Accession consist sof the records of P.J. Dwyer and Dance Oremus Danse, including correspondence, notes, and other documents relating to Dwyer's trip to Japan in November 2010 to give a performance and master class on Isadora Duncan for the Tokyo Dance Association of Advanced Professional Training Colleges, and programmes, newsletters, brochures, and other ephemera for cultural events held in Ontario.

Accession 2011-007

Accession consists of photographs of public art and monuments in Toronto taken by John Warkentin using 35 mm colour transparencies while conducting research for his book, “Creating memory: a guide to outdoor public sculpture in Toronto” (2010), as well as clippings from newspapers and magazines and government documents compiled by Professor Warkentin between 1984 and 2010 to provide contextual information for the book.

Accession 2010-027

Accession consists of programmes for events held by cultural organizations, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, dance and theatre companies, and photography exhibitions sent to or collected by Paul James Dwyer in connection with his work as founder of Dance Oremus Danse.

Accession 2009-033

Accession consists of records created by Paul James Dwyer during his work with Dance Oremus Danse, including programmes from performances of dance, theatre, and classical music, notes and reference material on fundraising in the arts sector, and operating files for his dance company.

Accession 2009-029

Accession consists of research and teaching material created by John Warkentin, including: field notes, interview notes, and population maps for the Prairies, and Manitoba in particular, 1962-1965; correspondence regarding research and promotion of colleagues in historical geography, 1991-2000; the final report for the Historical Atlas of Canada Project, 1995; correspondence regarding Warkentin's appointment as Honorary President of the Champlain Society, 2000; material on George Tatham, including Warkentin's notes from Tatham's lectures on human geograph, 1951-1952; and 35 mm colour slides taken by Warkentin between 1956-1999 of Greenland, Goose Bay and other parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, the earliest depictions of landscapes in each of Canada's major regions, and especialy of Manitoba, including various aspects of rural and urban geography as well as Mennonite settlement patterns n southern Manitoba.

Accession 2009-024

Accession consists of administrative records related to the operation of the Obsidian Theatre Company, and includes promotional and production material for plays mounted by the theatre and its associates such as "the Polished Hoe", "Late | Black Medea", "Joyous Celebration", "the Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God", "the Piano Lesson", "Two Can Play", "the Monument", and "Consecrated Ground."

Accession 2008-056

Accession 2008-056 is an accrual to the Rhombus Media fonds and consists of master negatives of some of its finished works, together with textual, photographic, graphic and prop materials relevant to the film production process and the wider context of the company’s activities.

Accession 2008-015

Accession consists of slides providing an overview of Isaac's gallery exhibits over the decades. Most of the slides are shots of artists' works and are annotated with the artist's name, the title of the work, the date the work was created, the medium used, and the dimensions.

Accession 2007-059

Accession consists of correspondence with several individuals involved in the international dance community on topics that include research on teh career of Isadora Duncan, the purchase of Lillian Loewenthal's collection by York University Libraries, the Howard Holtzman collection, and the memorial performance for Hortense Kooluris in October 2007. Accession also includes performance programmes and other promotional literature from a wide range of organizations involved with dance, baroque music, and opera.

Accession 2007-055

Accession consists of documents created or accumulated by Barry Callaghan that reflect most aspects of his personal life and literary career. Exercise books, manuscript music scores, research notes on modern drama, poetry and literature, and letters written to his mother pertain to his education at the secondary, post-secondary, and graduate levels, while manuscripts for short stories, poetry, and a novel represent his early creative endeavours. The fonds includes extensive correspondence dealing with his personal and family relationships, as well as his active involvement with an international community of poets, writers, and artists. Teaching files include course outlines, essay topics, reading lists and bibliographies on North American and Russian literature, examination questions, and notes regarding his teaching methods at York University from 1970 to 2003. Journalism files deal with his travels with Pierre Elliott Trudeau in 1968, the crisis involving the Front de liberation du Quebec and implementation of the War Measures Act in 1970, culture, politics and economics in Quebec, and Callaghan's works of political and social commentary for CTV and CBC. The records of Exile Editions make up a significant portion of the fonds, and include manuscripts for books, page proofs, and correspondence. These files show the creative process in considerable detail, and in particular Callaghan's work as an editor and translator. Administrative records for the publisher consist of catalogues, promotional material, writers' guidelines, grant applications, financial documents, and reviews of publications. Callaghan's endeavours as a travel journalist are documented through research notes, manuscripts for articles, correspondence, and promotional literature from various attractions at the locations he visited, including museums, theatres, and tracks for horse racing, 1978 to 1995. Manuscripts and annotated page proofs for Callaghan's Hogg poems, short stories, novels, memoir, and non-fiction trace the development of these works, and in particular his skill and attention to detail as a wordsmith. Callaghan's involvement with radio and television is represented by a variety of sound and moving image recordings, including audiotapes of his interviews with Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, videotapes of his television shows for CTV's "W5" and CBC's "Weekend," and original film pertaining to the war in Palestine in 1970, his interview with Angela Davis in 1972, youth culture in California in 1974, John Updike, and "The blues." The fonds also includes considerable material created by or involving Morley Callaghan, including literary agreements, royalty statements, stories by and about Morley Callaghan, manuscripts for several books published by Exile Editions ("Joy in heaven," "The lost and found stories," "The man with the coat," and "A passion in Rome") that provide an understanding of the close working relationship between Morley and Barry Callaghan, letters of sympathy and funeral notices following Morley's death in 1990, and scripts for the CBC movie, "Hemingway vs. Callaghan," 2002-2003.

Accession 2006-033

Accession consists of colour slides showing rural and urban conditions across Canada and particularly in Ontario that were photography by John Warkentin for use in his lectures and publications.

Accession 2006-026

The accession consists of notes, edited manuscripts, and research materials related to various published and unpublished works by Hédi Bouraoui, including “La Tour CN,” “La Pharaone,” “Musocktail,” and “Bangkok Blues.” It includes personal and professional correspondence, as well as clippings about Bouraoui and reviews of his work. This accession also contains several sound and audiovisual recordings of poetry and novel recitals, conferences, and interviews.

Accession 2006-025

Accession consists of material that documents Connelly's personal and professional life and includes notes and drafts related to published and unpublished poems and short stories as well as complete drafts of her poetry collections 'Grace and poison,' 'This brighter prison,' 'The disorder of love,' and 'The small words in my body,' her travel memoirs 'One room in a castle' and 'Touch the dragon' and her novel 'The lizard cage.' It also includes personal correspondence consisting of letters received by Connelly as well as copies of letters sent by her to friends and family, which were subsequently used in the writing of her works of travel literature. The fonds includes copies of letters of received from Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, Dale Zieroth, Don Coles, Michael Redhill, Nino Ricci, Nancy Holmes, Libby Oughton, Silver Donald Cameron, Susan Swan and Steven Heighton, among others. It also includes Connelly's personal journals for the years 1984 to 2003 in which she documents events in her day to day life, her thoughts on literature and art, ideas and sketches for stories and poems and in which she recorded her observations based on her extensive travels through Thailand, Burma, Spain, France, Greece and Canada.

Accession 2006-012

Accession consists of correspondence and artists' files from the Isaacs/Inuit Art Gallery and the Isaacs Gallery, brochures form the Inuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, newspaper clippings documenting Isaac's career as an art dealer, floor plans for the Isaacs Gallery at 832 Yonge Street and drafts of 'Isaacs seen: 50 years on the art front, a gallery scrapbook' (2005).

Accession 2004-051

Accession consists of teaching files for Ellenwood’s undergraduate and graduate level courses, files pertaining to the research and writing of his PhD thesis on André Breton and Sigmund Freud, academic files consisting of drafts of papers and talks delivered by Ellenwood at various conferences, translation files consisting of drafts of his translation work and publishing files that document his own writing efforts including correspondence, research material and drafts of "Egregore: The Montréal Automatist Movement".

Accession 2004-011

Accession consists of material that documents her personal and professional life with emphasis on her career as a writer and film maker. It includes correspondence and subject files, publicity files, research and writing files, production files and other material that documents her life and work on such films as True Confections, Wisecracks, Watching Movies and Abortion: Stories from North and South. It also includes day books, notebooks and diaries documenting daily events and appointments, drafts of articles written by Singer including material related to her story for Saturday Night on mercury poisoning and personal correspondence including greeting cards. There is also a considerable amount of audio-visual material creating during the making of her documentary films including interviews for her films Watching Movies, You Can't Beat a Woman and Wisecracks.

Accession 2004-007

Accession consists of dance programs, personal and professional correspondence, subject files related to Dance Oremus Danse, and to various dancers and/or dance companies as well as other material related to Dwyer's career as a dancer, choreographer and writer.

Accession 2003-050

Accession contains correspondence, notes, and photographs pertaining to the the publication of “The Art of Geography: The Life and Teaching of George Tatham”.

Accession 2003-037

Accession consists of dance programs, personal and professional correspondence, subject files related to Dance Oremus Danse's tour of Japan and to various dancers and/or dance companies as well as other material related to Dwyer's career, choreographer and writer.

Accession 2002-026

Accession consists of material related to Isadora Duncan and to Dance Oremus Danse as well as professional correspondence, press kits, photographs, artist's portfolios and other material.

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