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Correspondence: Nawa, Shosuke, Hokkaido Shimbun

File includes correspondence with Shosuke Nawa, an employee of the Hokkaido Shimbun, regarding a double suicide and assistance with research on the Showa Era (1926-1989) and Subhas Chandra Bose. Two Hokkaido Shimbun news articles are attached to Nawa’s letter. Lois Fusé’s annotations on the original envelope provide some context for the articles enclosed.

Judith Cowan fonds

  • F0249
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2023

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.

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Email 2023 II

File consists of printed messages and images sent from and to Judith Cowan.

Accession 2024-012

Accession consists of: printed correspondence sent Canada Post and email, including many colour digital images taken by Judith Cowan and others, 2022-2023; Cowan's unfinished novel, "A Better Class of Illusion," with handwritten annotation, 25 October 2019; a brochure for the 39e Festival International de la Poesie; and letters to Cowan by her friend Dr. Hector L. van Vierssen Trip, accompanied by his essays on Alpertus on church and state, Germanic linguistic studies, Latin in biology, his trip to the Netherlands in 1988, and a history of the Trip family, 1978-1990.

Toyomasa Fusé fonds

  • F0776
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2023

Fonds consists of manuscripts, personal and professional files, objects, sound recordings and interviews pertaining to Fusé’s expertise in the field of suicidology, autobiographical accounts of his personal life, cultural differences that he observed between North American and Japanese society, and biographical accounts of the Indian nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose.

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Professional files

Series consists of Toyomasa Fusé’s professional files and media appearances related to his study and publication of research on sociological issues in the 1960s and 1970s and his contributions to the study of suicide and methods for suicide prevention. Series also includes two framed awards relating to his achievements in the field of suicidology.

Email 2023 I

File consists of printed messages and images sent from and to Judith Cowan.

Listen to the Land Interviews : 25 : Simon Einish

File consists of an audio recording of an interview with Simon Einish talking in English. Topics discussed include: his growing up and the importance of spending time on the Land; the importance of sweats and his art; passing on Naskapi history and culture to the next generation.

transcription-simon 2023

Item consists of a 2023 transcription of an interview with Simon Einish talking in English in May 9, 2015. Topics discussed include: his growing up and the importance of spending time on the Land; the importance of sweats and his art; passing on Naskapi history and culture to the next generation.

John Warkentin fonds

  • F0184
  • Fonds
  • [194-?], 1951-2023

Fonds consists of research notes, lectures notes, teaching material and an extensive collection of photographic slides used for research and teaching created or accumulated by John Warkentin.

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Accession 2023-007

Accession consists of a typescript manuscript, "Geographical Guide to Ontario," written by John Warkentin from the late 1980s to 1991, preceded by a summary of the project prepared by Professor Warkentin in March 2023. The manuscript is an impressionistic description of the province based on his field observations, emphasizing physical, urban, and rural landscapes of Ontario, its economic infrastructure, and interrelationships. The manuscript consists of 1,100 pages with 278 maps and 41 tables.

Reg Whitaker fonds

  • F0225
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2022

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Reg Whitaker’s writing and research projects and his work as an academic. Records include correspondence, drafts, research materials and subject files.

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Carol Malyon fonds

  • F0454
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2022

Fonds consists of notes, drafts and research material related to the publications "The edge of the world," "Emma's dead," "Headstand," "If I knew I'd tell you," "Lovers and other strangers," "Mixed-up grandmas," "The adultery handbook," "Colville's People" and "Cathedral Women," as well as her poem for "Side by side." It also includes personal and professional correspondence, clippings of stories about Malyon and/or reviews of her work, lecture notes and material related to Malyon's readings of her work, grant applications, writer-in-residence application as well as other material that documents her career as a writer.

Accession 2008-032 includes the editorial files for "Imagination in action : thoughts on creativity by painters, sculptors, musicians, poets, novelists, teachers, actors," a book edited by Malyon that was published by Mercury Press in 2007. The project began with interviews with Marjory Smart and Milt Jewell in 1990-1991 to explore the concept of creativity, and was resumed in 2005 when Malyon invited submissions from many people who created original works in different disciplines. The records files include correspondence, edited manuscripts, annotated page proofs, and correspondence with the publisher regarding the contract, design, and promotion of the book.

Accession 2009-044 consists of manuscripts for even-numbered brunches, copy edited page proofs, and promotional material for the book written with bill bissett, "griddle talk : a yeer uv bill n carol dewing brunch" (Talonbooks, 2009), as well as documents relating to Malyon's work as an instructor at the Maritime Writers' Workshop in 1998, her literary readings in 2008, and correspondence with Fred Cogswell and K.D. Miller.

Accession 2016-040 consists of draft manuscripts for a collection of short stories ("Underneath the Water With the Fish") and a book about writing "Writing Matters" as well as promotional material and reviews about previously published work.

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Professional and personal records

Series primarily consists of George Papadatos’ professional records pertaining to his various activities as an engaged member of the Toronto Greek-Canadian cultural and political community, including materials relating to his involvement with organizations such as the Greek-Canadian Cultural Association, the Greek-Canadian Cultural Workshop of Toronto, the Greek Community of Metropolitan Toronto, the Greek-Canadian Democratic Organization and the Hellenic Canadian Organization, amongst others. Series also includes records relating to Papadatos teaching career at Scarborough College (University of Toronto), employment assisting new Greek immigrants at Eastminster Community Services and activities performed as a music promoter and as owner of the Trojan Horse café. Series includes correspondence, legal and business documents, reports, meeting minutes and agenda, news clippings, scrapbooks, writing and research materials such as journal articles, papers, newsletters, proposals, government and education-related documents, pamphlets and brochures. While consisting predominantly of collected ephemera, file 2014-044/001(04) also contains a number of professional records relating to political organizing.  Very few personal records are included, however the series does contain some records relating to Papadatos’ immigrant status and employment. Other items relating to personal events such as invitations to his birthday party and to a farewell event prior to his return to Greece in 1984 can be found in 2014-044/001(02) and 2014-044/001(06).  

Far Cry : scene cards

File consists of index cards containing handwritten notes on various scenes from the book.

Accession 2023-035

Accession consists of handwritten and typescript novel drafts, proof pages, source notes, character and scene sketches, and research material accumulated and created by Alissa York as part of her writing process for the novel “Far cry” published in 2023.

Accession 2022-033

Accession consists of records documenting Reg Whitaker's work as an academic and writer. These records include professional correspondence, lecture/speaking notes, article drafts and proofs, reviews, published copies of articles, clippings and research materials, and publishing agreements and contracts pertaining to his articles and books.

Email 2022 III

File consists of printed messages and images sent to or from Judith Cowan.

Pat Armstrong fonds

  • F0757
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2022

Fonds consists of records documenting Armstrong's academic and research career, as well as records pertaining to her role as an expert witness and CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Health Services and Nursing Research. Includes research materials, drafts of published works, correspondence, meeting minutes, speeches, grant applications, annual reports, conference materials, as well as some personal correspondence.

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Oral histories

Series consists of oral histories conducted by Egypt Migrations. These interviews explore the experiences of first- and second-generation immigrants from Egypt. Records include video and audio oral histories, transcripts, photographs, and consent forms.

Inroads Journal Issues 38, 45, 47-51

File consists of Whitaker’s article and review contributions to the Inroads Journal, issues 38, 45 and 47 to 51. It includes ‘How China does it,” a review of Daniel A. Bell’s “The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy” (2015), Whitaker’s articles ‘Through the Looking Glass -and Back?’, ‘Weimar in Washington?’, ‘Mad Max’ and the Election in Which Everyone Lost,’ ‘All That is Old is New Again’ and ‘Not Your Parents’ Liberals, Not Your Parents’ Conservatives.’ Drafts of these articles are also included.

Accession 2022-011

Accession consists of the records of Carol Malyon’s activities as an author, including: public readings of her work; her involvement with literary festivals and workshops; correspondence regarding her book, Lovers & Other Strangers (1996); early and final drafts of the short stories published by Inanna Publications & Education Inc. as Under the Water with Fish (2020), accompanied by correspondence; book catalogues; writers' directories; and magazine submissions.

Email 2022 III

File consists of printed messages and images sent to or from Judith Cowan.

Speeches and Presentations

Series consists of finished and draft copies of speeches, conference materials, press releases and other promotional material, and some correspondence pertaining to Armstrong's involvement as a presenter for conference panels, keynote addresses, public presentations, and workshops.

York Region Alliance to End Homelessness fonds

  • F0767
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2022, predominant 1999-2011

Fonds consists of records that document the relationships of the York Region Alliance to End Homelessness with community service agencies in York Region, its approach to securing funding and the partnerships developed through research projects, and its role in education and advocacy campaigns for people experiencing homelessness. The records include minutes from general meetings and sub-committees, and funded and unfunded grant application files. The fonds also consists of advocacy undertaken by YRAEH with other agencies and levels of government, membership lists, newspaper clippings and other media coverage, YRAEH publications including research studies, administrative records, educational projects and workshops, and publications related to human services in York Region and beyond. 

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Egypt Migrations: a Public Humanities Project collection

  • F0733
  • Collection
  • 1964-2022

Collection consists of records accumulated by the Egypt Migrations project pertaining to the history and activities of Coptic immigrants in Canada and the Egyptian diaspora. It also consists of records documenting the administration, activities, and interests of the project.

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Alissa York fonds

  • F0715
  • Fonds
  • 1994-2022

Fonds consists of handwritten and typescript novel drafts, source notes, character and scene sketches, and research material accumulated and created by Alissa York as part of her process to write her short story collection, Any Given Power (1999), and her novels: Mercy (2003), Effigy (2007), Fauna (2010), The Naturalist (2016), and Far Cry (2023).

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Email 2022 II

File consists of printed messages and images sent to or from Judith Cowan.

Email 2022 I

File consists of printed messages and images sent to or from Judith Cowan.

Paul Axelrod fonds

  • F0224
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2021

Fonds consists of records pertaining primarily to Paul Axelrod's academic writing and career as a university professor and administrator. These records include personal and professional correspondence, draft manuscripts and articles, academic papers, course materials, audio recordings, photographs and other research materials.

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M.G. Vassanji fonds

  • F0485
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2021

Fonds consists of research material, notes, drafts, edited manuscripts, and proof pages for M.G. Vassanji's novels, collections of short stories, and non-fiction; scripts for an unfinished television project, "The Abdullah quartet"; unpublished drafts of poems and fragments of stories; research material on politics, religion, violence, and society in India from historical and contemporary perspectives, and arrangements for Vassanji's visits to India; drafts of his articles for Maclean's on social unrest in Africa; and drafts of his lectures on writing, cultural identities, and diversity given in Canada and Great Britain. The fonds includes professional correspondence with publishers and others, copies of articles related to his work, memorabilia about his literary career, publicity material related to his writing and to awards, and correspondence regarding his work as a teacher of writing. The fonds also contains material regarding his academic and professional activities as a nuclear physicist including course outlines, notes, essays, and offprints of articles authored or co-authored by Vassanji.

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Hussein Fathall_oral history_audio.m4a

Interview with Hussein Fatahallah, 24 year old. This interview is with a first-generation immigrant, who was born in Alexandria, Egypt, grew up in Dubai, and moved to Canada right before the revolution in 2011. In this interview, he spoke about the complexities of assimilating to a new culture and familial experience with back home. Interviewer is Karen Abdelsaid.

Lobna Hassan_oral history_video.mp4

Interview with Lobna Hassan, 22, is a first-generation immigrant. She was born in Cairo and moved to Toronto, Canada with her sister in 2011. During Egypt’s Revolution, Lobna talked about how unstable and unsafe it felt, and how that drove her parents to decide she continue her education in Canada. When Lobna first arrived, she felt nostalgic. As time passed in Toronto, she has come to learn how to be grateful for the opportunity of being where she is now. Interviewer is Sarah Al Naqeeb.

Tatjana Sandrault_oral history_video.mp4

Tatjana Sandrault, 85 years old, was born in Alexandria in a Catholic family. Her family story gives testimony to the diverse communities that lived in Egypt in the first half of the twentieth century—her ancestors were Irish, Italian, and Yugoslavian. The Egypt she describes is one of exceptional opportunities for some until the 1950s, when many Europeans migrated.

J.L. Granatstein fonds

  • F0316
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2021

Fonds consists of research files, committee files (including minutes, memoranda, etc.), correspondence, professorial files (including notes, lectures, departmental business), financial records, publication files, printed materials, and other materials. Includes records related to the following publications: "The Politics of Survival: The Conservative Party of Canada" (1967), "Canada's War: The Politics of the MacKenzie King Government, 1939-1945" (1975, 1990), "A Reader's Guide to Canadian History 2: Confederation to the Present" (1982), "Bloody Victory: Canadians and the D-Day Campaign, 1944" (1984, 1994), "The Great Brain Robbery: Canada's Universities on the Road to Ruin" (1984), "Sacred Trust: Brian Mulroney and the Conservative Party in Power" (1985), "The Collins Dictionary of Canadian History" (1986), "How Britain's Weakness Forced Canada into the Arms of the United States" (1989), "A Nation Forged in Fire: Canadians and the Second World War" (1989), "Pirouette: Pierre Trudeau and Canadian Foreign Policy" (1990), "Mutual Hostages: Canadians and Japanese in World War II" (1990), "Spy Wars: Canada and Espionage form Gouzenko to Glasnost" (1990), "For Better or For Worse: Canada and the United States to the 1990s" (1991), "Dictionary of Canadian Military History" (1992), "The Generals: The Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in the Second World War" (1993, 1995), "Empire to Umpire: Canadian Foreign Policy to the 1990s" (1994), "Victory 1945: Canadians from War to Peace" (1995), "The Good Fight: Canadians and World War II" (1995), "Yankee Go Home? Canadians and Anti-Americanism" (1996, 1997), "Petrified Campus: Canada's Universities in Crisis" (1997), "The Canadian 100: the Hundred Most Influential Canadians of the Twentieth Century" (1997, 1998), "Trudeau's Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Pierre Trudeau" (1998, 1999), "Who Killed Canadian History?" (1998, 1999), "Prime Ministers: Rating the Prime Ministers" (1999, 2000), "Our Century" (2000), "Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace" (2002), Hell's Corner: An Illustrated History of Canada's Great War (2004), The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005), Lessons Learned? What Canada Should Learn from Afghanistan (2011), The Best Little Army in the World: The Canadians in Northwest Europe, 1944-45 (2015, 2016), The Weight of Command: Views of Canada's Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them (2016), Trudeau's World: The Insiders on Foreign Policy, Trade, and Defence, 1968-84 (2017), the New Canadian Readings series, the CIIA Contemporary Affairs series, as well as numerous scholarly papers, newspaper articles, and editorials. Fonds also includes a collection of reproductions of photographs from other Canadian archival institutions, documenting Canada's role in the World Wars and other significant events in Canadian history.

Also includes records connected to Granatstein's activities with the Marlborough Avenue (Toronto) Ratepayers Association, the Social Science Federation of Canada, the Canadian Historical Association, the Senate Sub-committee on Veteran's Affairs (regarding the CBC's "The Valour and the Horror"), the Historica Foundation, the Dominion Institute, the Vimy Ridge Memorial Foundation, the Never Forgotten National Memorial Foundation, the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, the Council for Canadian Security in the 21st Century, the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, the Canadian War Museum, the Royal Society of Canada, the Order of Canada, the Special Committee on the Restructuring of the Reserves, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's mini-series, Canada: A People's History; and oral history projects exploring the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party.

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Ahmed Ghaly_oral history_video.mp4

Interview with Ahmed Ghaly, 23, was born in Cairo and immigrated to Mississauga, Canada in 2008 because his parents wanted a better lifestyle and education. Ahmed shares memories of school, friends, and sports before and after migration. Even though he lives in Canada, all his peers are Egyptian or Arab and he still listens to Arabic music. He remains closely connected to his homeland and frequently visits Egypt. He wishes to move back one day. Interviewer is Sarah Al Naqeeb.

Markus Michel Zechariah_oral history_video.mp4

Interview with Marcus Zacharia, 35, is a first-generation migrant who hails from South West Egypt. He left Egypt in 2011 for Washington, DC and then Canada 2014, where he was offered a professional opportunity. After facing some struggles at first, he now finds Canada a multicultural and diverse society (something that he finds lacking in Egypt). He currently works to help settle immigrants and newcomers and is invested in building bridges with other communities around Canada. Interviewer is Sarah Al Naqeeb.

Ilana Radetich_oral history_video.mp4

Ilana Radetich, 71 years old, was born in Alexandria in a family of Italian and Yugoslavians origins. Her mother was Jewish, but Ilana was raised Catholic. She recalls the traumatic journey to Brazil in 1957, wearing all the clothes and jewelry she could. “Like a Christmas tree,” her grandmother had instructed her. With time, Ilana says, Brazil became her new homeland.

Egypt's Migrants in the Gulf

File consists of oral histories that explore the motivations, journey, challenges, and settlement of Egypt’s migrants in Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. Alya Osman conducted the oral histories which sought the perspectives of first-generation immigrants from urban centers across Egypt who migrated in the second half of the 20th century.

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