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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."

1991-015

The accession consists of 19 boxes of records. 8 series were established: Subject Files: Correspondence & Clippings, Manuscripts, Audio Tapes, Slides, Videos, Photographs and Framed Material, Posters-Paintings-Scrapbooks, Cartographic Materials.

The first two series, Subject Files and Manuscripts were arranged in file folders entitled by Prof. Pollock. The original order was kept and the documents were put into acid neutral file folders and titles were transcribed verbatim. Manuscripts include Pollock's novel Gabriel, plays, poems and the unpublished After the funferal and Soviet journal.

Audio tapes of interviews conducted by Prof. Pollock were not in any particular order. An effort was made to put the related ones together and the titles assigned by Harry J. Pollock were maintained. There are also audio tapes of music for his plays

Slides consist of those that Prof. Pollock used in the plays Night Boat from Dublin and Giacomo de Trieste, these were removed from the boxes and slide carousels and placed in archival slide sheaths. They are listed by play tittle in the original sequence in which they were shown. Duplicate and additional slides are listed according to subject. Titles given by Harry J. Pollock were kept.
The three videocassettes include one entitled Portrait of the artist-is there one who understands me? and two of Japan.

Charles Bothwell Pyper fonds

  • F0387
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1973

The fonds consists of newspaper clippings of Charles Bothwell Pyper's articles in the Telegram together with telegraphic messages that served as 'hard copy' for his articles from foreign posts; correspondence, and notes; and newspaper clippings from several other newspapers. It includes a typescript of 'Chamberlain and his critics,' as well as earlier drafts, typescripts, some with corrections, of a book on Winston Churchill, and drafts of unpublished dramatic productions by Pyper. The vast majority of the fonds consists of newspaper clippings, notes and related material concerning Pyper's journalism, arranged alphabetically by subject. Some of the subjects included in the fonds are: Clement Attlee, Lord Beaverbrook, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Winston Churchill, Joseph E. Davies, Anthony Eden, the League of Nations, Palestine in the post-war years, the Spanish Civil War, the Suez Crisis, the United Nations, and World War II.

Pyper, Charles Bothwell

Operation Lifeline fonds

  • F0369
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1985

The fonds documents the establishment of Operation Lifeline - Campaign to Save the Boat People and its activities for the period of 1978-1985.

Operation Lifeline

Lauretta Thistle fonds

  • F0430
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1982

The fonds documents Lauretta Thistle's activities as a journalist and dance reviewer for the period, 1961-1982.

Thistle, Lauretta, 1917-

Accession 2006-029

Accession consists of research notes, interviews, and draft and final scripts for "Inventing dinosaurs," a two-part episode of the CBC Radio program "Ideas" that was broadcast on January 17 and 18, 2006.

Atkinson College fonds

  • F0001
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1995

The fonds consists of the records of the Atkinson College Council, 1961-1991; the Assistant Dean, 1966-1972; the Associate Dean, 1968-1969; the Counseling Centre, 1967-1973; the Director, Division of Humanities, 1969-1972; and the Atkinson College Students' Association, 1963-1983.

Atkinson College

Latin American Working Group (LAWG) fonds

  • F0463
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1964]-1994

The fonds consists of meeting minutes, quarterly and annual reports, financial records, fundraising files, correspondence files (including with social activists in Canada and in other countries), documentation of advocacy work (including with trade unions, churches and religious groups, and other non-government organizations (NGOs)), oral histories and interviews, newsletters, slide presentations, press releases, brochures, research material such as news clippings and reports (including research on Canadian corporations), publications and reference library materials related to the activities of the Latin American Working Group.

Latin American Working Group

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

Laura Rosenburg theatre programs collection

  • F0374
  • Collection
  • 1953-1985

Collection consists of playbills and theatre programs arranged int he following series: 1. Dance companies (including ballet); 2. Theatre and drama companies; 4. Musical performances (excluding concerts); 5. Souvenir programs; 6. Film programs; 7. Concerts.

Rosenburg, Laura

Kennetha McArthur fonds

  • F0143
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1997

Fonds consists of administrative files relating to the activities of DanceSpace and includes correspondence, posters, photographs, and various published materials relating to dance.

O'Heany, Kennatha Rose

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

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

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence to and from Margaret Laurence and is arranged in nine subseries:

S00006.01: Correspondence with friends and family
S00006.02: Business correspondence
S00006.03: Correspondence with other writers
S00006.04: Correspondence with artists
S00006.05: General correspondence
S00006.06: Subject files
S00006.07: Correspondence outward
S00006.08: Correspondence relating to the censorship controversy.
S00006.09: Correspondence regarding the death of Margaret Laurence

Sound recordings

Series consists of sound recordings of readings, speeches and convocations addresses by Margaret Laurence, interviews with Laurence (includes interview with Helen Trotter re: the Censorship Controversy), tributes to Laurence, recordings of Songs From The Diviners, and other recordings of interviews and presentations of interest to Laurence. Two filmstrips accompany two of the audio cassettes.

Moving image records

Series consists of an interview with Margaret Laurence on the TV news, Laurence receiving an honourary degree from Trent University in 1981, and tributes to Laurence.

Toronto Telegram photographic negatives

Series consists of approximately 833,500 photographic negatives, the majority of which are black and white 35mm.
The negatives are arranged by subject heading, although there are more subject headings here than in the print series, and tend to be local in nature. Negatives for photographs of personalities have been separated out of the main arrangement.

Toronto Telegram

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

Letter to William Martin

File consists of a handwritten letter written from a brother and sister to their father in Kent, England, describing their decision to leave Hamilton, Upper Canada, due to unrest in the colony and to escape British tyranny, and to move to Rochester in the state of New York.

Accession 1999-064

The accession consists of photographs, ephemera, and a vaudeville script entitled "Inbad the Sailor" performed by Arthur Huston.

William Greer fonds

  • F0185
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1980

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

Greer, William

O.R. Lundell fonds

  • F0182
  • Fonds
  • [1960]-1995

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

Lundell, O.R.

Gladys Forrester fonds

  • F0189
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1998

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

Forrester, Gladys

Stong family fonds

  • F0550
  • Fonds
  • 1840-2005

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

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

Stong, Vernon Oliver

Accession notes

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

Ellen Baar fonds

  • F0226
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1998

Fonds consists of Ellen Baar's course readings, research materials, drafts of published works, committee minutes and supporting documents, notes, and correspondence relating to her work on government regulation, compliance and environmental issues.

Baar, Ellen

Northern journey fonds

  • F0365
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1976

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

Northern journey

Bernard Ostry fonds

  • F0370
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1990

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

Ostry, Bernard, 1927-

Linda Pyke fonds

  • F0386
  • Fonds
  • [1978?]

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

Pyke, Linda

Major Addison Alexander Mackenzie fonds

  • F0347
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1969

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

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

Mackenzie, Addison Alexander, 1885-1970.

Dame Edith Sitwell fonds

  • F0408
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1977

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

Sitwell, Edith, Dame

Margaret Avison fonds

  • F0259
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1983

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

Avison, Margaret, 1918-2007

Canadian Theatre Review fonds

  • F0281
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1982

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

Canadian Theatre Review

Centre for Experimental Art and Communication fonds

  • F0285
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1980

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

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

1983-003

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

1989-018

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

2002-003

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

Harry S. Crowe fonds

  • F0297
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1979

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

Crowe, Harry Sherman, 1922-1981

Arthur C. Johnson fonds

  • F0334
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1984

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

Johnson, Arthur C., 1923-

J. Roby Kidd collection

  • F0337
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1961

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

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

Herman Arthur Voaden fonds

  • F0440
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1991

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

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Voaden, Herman Arthur, 1903-1991

Portuguese Canadian Democratic Association fonds

  • F0579
  • Fonds
  • 1959 - 2007

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

Portuguese Canadian Democratic Association (PCDA)

York University Department of Instructional Aid Resources fonds

  • F0050
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1987, predominant 1968-1973

Fonds contains video recordings of York University convocations (1972-1975), faculty and department seminars and lectures, and conferences.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Dept. of Instructional Aid Resources

York University Archives theatre programs collection

  • F0429
  • Collection
  • 1934-1994

The collection covers both performing arts and the cinema and is arranged in several series: 1. Dance companies; 2. Theatre and drama companies; 3. Cinema and film societies; 4. Musical performances; 5. Souvenir programs; 6. Film programs.

York University Archives and Special Collections

Accession 1995-028

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

Anthony Richmond fonds

  • F0095
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1991

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

Richmond, Anthony

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

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.

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-

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

Margaret Beare fonds

  • F0135
  • Fonds
  • 1994-1996

Fonds consists of the records relating to the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston (Arbour Commission)(1996), including background papers, research papers, testimony, and the final printed report that studied the operations and management of the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario, and the incidents that occurred there starting 22 April 1994.

Beare, Margaret E.

Peter Wildeblood fonds

  • F0138
  • Fonds
  • 1981

The fonds consists of production scripts, including revisions, for three one-hour episodes of "I Married the Klondike", by Peter Wildeblood, a CBC Television drama based on the book by Laura Beatrice Berton.

Wildeblood, Peter

Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations fonds

  • F0172
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1993

Fonds consists of an accumulation of files kept by several different members of the Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations which have been maintained in the manner in which they were received. They contain correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, items used for publicity, resource material and other material.

Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations

Canada Dance Festival fonds

  • F0199
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1998

The fonds documents the Canada Dance Festival's operational and administrative activities. Records consist of financial records and contracts; grant applications, sponsorship and fund raising files; correspondence and other administrative records including reports; and publicity, special event and marketing records. Also included are posters used in the advertising and marketing of the festival.

Canada Dance Festival

D. McCormack Smyth fonds

  • F0412
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1986

The fonds documents D. McCormack Smyth's career as an administrator both in private corporation and in academic institutions as well as his teaching activities in administration for the period 1947-1986.

Smyth, D. McCormack (Delmar McCormack)

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-

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

1991-032

Pollock's interests including, James Joyce and Temple Sinai. Most of the file titles in this series were simply transferred from there original folders. The rest of the material in this series came from one file which had no detectable order. This file was sorted by subject, the subject headings were used as file titles.

Two photographs included in this accession make up series 2. One of the photographs was removed from its frame, it is included with its frame backing.

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

William Moyer Swartley fonds

  • F0422
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1979, predominant 1947

The fonds documents William Moyer Swartley's academic career and research activities in the field of psychology. The fonds also includes personal records.

Swartley, William Moyer

Waves fonds

  • F0442
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1988, predominant 1972-1987

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the administration and publication of the literary magazine "Waves".

Waves

Lady Victoria Alexandrina Maria Louisa Welby fonds

  • F0443
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1912

The fonds consists of Lady Welby's correspondence, research and reference notes, publications, poetry, newspaper clippings, and printed material. It also includes of galley proofs of Francis Galton's papers on eugenics.

Welby, Victoria, Lady, 1837-1912

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