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Dave Broadfoot fonds

  • F0530
  • Fonds
  • 1917, [194-]-2007

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Dave Broadfoot's career as a Canadian comedian. Records include correspondence, scripts, memorabilia, and videocassettes.

Broadfoot, Dave, 1925-

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

Howard Buchbinder fonds

  • F0455
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2010, predominant 1968-1994

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Howard Buchbinder's activities at York University and his involvement with the Praxis Corporation. The fonds consists of research files, professorial files containing course material (1970-1990), YUFA files (1979-1994), Atkinson College files (1988-1989), correspondence, draft writing and published articles, legal documents and audiovisual materials.

Buchbinder, H. (Howard)

Kim Malcolmson and Paul Barber fonds

  • F0546
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2010

Fonds consists of records accumulated and retained by Malcolmson and Barber and include copies of the Waffle Newsletter, documents pertaining to the NDP convention in Winnipeg in October 1969, resolutions prepared by the Waffle movement for consideration by riding associations, union locals and youth clubs, minutes of meetings of the National Waffle organization, miscellaneous items pertaining to various Waffle groups from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Toronto in particular, discussion and draft policy papers, correspondence between Wafflers, and an off-air excerpt of a CBC documentary about the challenge from the Waffle at the 1969 NDP Convention. Fonds also includes Barber's research notes pertaining to the Liberal Party of Manitoba during the 1960s, and copies of newsletters and Liberal Party conference delegate lists collected by Barber as a member of the Manitoba Young Liberal Association, and a book on Manitoba politics containing a chapter written by Barber on Manitoba's Liberals, 2010.

Mariposa Folk Foundation fonds

  • F0511
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2015, predominant 1984-2018

Fonds consists of the organizational records of the Mariposa Folk Foundation Inc., the volunteer organization established to manage and operate the Mariposa Folk Festival. Also includes donations of material from early organizers of the Mariposa Folk Festival prior to the incorporation of the Mariposa Folk Foundation.

Mariposa Folk Foundation

Victor Feldbrill fonds

  • F0483
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2005

Fonds consists of material that documents Feldbrill's personal and professional life and includes correspondence from friends, family and colleagues, including letters from Murray Adaskin, Sir Ernest MacMillan, Harry Somers, John Weinzweig and others, fan mail, programmes, pamphlets, newspaper and magazine articles related to his work as a violinist and/or conductor, contracts and biographical material. In addition, it includes a series of scrapbooks maintained by Feldbrill that documents his professional career from 1940 to the present day. There is considerable correspondence between Feldbrill and his wife Zelda Mann that documents their courtship, the couple's life together, and descriptions of Feldbrill's travels. There is a substantial amount of material related to his performances with the Toronto and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras and to the years he spent working and teaching in Japan.

Feldbrill, Victor, 1924-2020

Michael Posluns fonds

  • F0382
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1992, predominant 1974-1990

The fonds consists of briefs, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, reports, research notes, and related material of Michael Posluns. There is also a run of 'Akwasasne notes,' (1969-1976) [newspaper], audio reels, and video cassettes, which include interviews with First Nations elders, politicians, artists, community activists, as well as interviews conducted for broadcast on radio (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and National Public Radio in the United States), Indigenous music and tapes relating to Indigenous culture.

Posluns, Michael, 1941-2019

Dini Petty fonds

  • F0575
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2008, predominant 1989-1999

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of broadcaster, television personality and talk show host Dini Petty, including broadcast and preservation tapes of episodes of "The Dini Petty Show" (1989-1999), audience member waiver contracts, binders listing episode information and promotional photographs of Dini Petty with various guests including local, Canadian and international celebrities, public figures, journalists, actors, musicians, artists, politicians and performers. Also includes Petty's personal family records, memoirs, documentation and photographs related to her training as a helicopter pilot, her work as a journalist and on-air personality at CITY TV, promotional photographs, news clippings and magazine articles, CVs, promotional material and production tapes for documentaries on incest, "Having a Baby" and other news casts and television documentaries. Also includes drafts, promotional materials, illustrations and other content related to Petty's children's book "The Queen, The Bear and the Bumblebee", script and production material related to Petty's one woman show, contracts and tapes of Petty's work on Pear's shampoo commercials, poetry, biographical information and legal documents related to lawsuits with Air France as well as plaques, awards and tributes.

Petty, Dini

York University photograph collection

  • F0091
  • Collection
  • 1904-1991

The University photographic collection consists of photographs of individuals, university officials, faculty, students, sports teams, personalities, and campus buildings, including Glendon Hall.

York University Archives and Special Collections

Lady Victoria Alexandrina Maria Louisa Welby fonds

  • F0443
  • Fonds
  • 1821, 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

Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association of Toronto

  • F0560
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2007

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by various members of the CIBPA Toronto, including general managers, office managers and association presidents, from its inception in 1952 to 2007. The records in this fonds document the CIBPA's management of its finances, communication with its membership, the nature of its governance structure, fundraising, the organization of social and special events, professional development and networking meetings, and its heritage and cultural preservation initiatives. Files in this fonds include textual records such as correspondence, financial documents, membership files, newspaper clippings, minutes, agendas, notices, reports, questionnaires, newsletters, interview transcripts and membership lists, as well as photographs, computer disks and videocassettes.

Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association of Toronto

David Orin Charles fonds

  • F0602
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2011

Fonds consists of records accumulated and created by David Orin Charles pertaining to his involvement in the production of theatre, film and television in Canada and the United States from 1959 to 2011. The records in this fonds document Charles's early work in theatre as an actor, set designer and lighting director, as well as later work as on-set dresser, set decorator, set designer and prop master for films, television and television commercials. These records are primarily scripts and related production materials that were collected or created by Charles, which include photographs, drawings, architectural drawings, crew and cast lists, storyboards, call sheets, research materials, shooting schedules, budget documents, and correspondence.

Charles, David Orin, 1944-

York University Dept. of Campus Planning fonds

  • F0046
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1980

Fonds consists of the records of the Director's Office (1959-1967), including correspondence, development planning materials, plans, and reports concerning the early planning and development of the university.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Dept. of Campus Planning

Roy Israel Wolfe fonds

  • F0448
  • Fonds
  • 1936-[199-]

The fonds mainly consists of records pertaining to Roy Israel Wolfe's research activities and publications. Accession 2021-004 pertains to a 1972 meeting of the IGU Transportation section held at York University.

Wolfe, Roy Israel, 1917-

Margaret Laurence collection

  • F0350
  • Collection
  • 1945-1985, 1999

Collection was assembled from disparate sources by the York University Archives.

Edith Fowke collection

  • F0368
  • Collection
  • 1972-1979

The collection consists of the Ontario Folklore Archives which includes student essays and cassettes of folklore in Canada. Subjects discussed in the student essays include folk medicine, folklore from regions in Ontario and Canada (Oshawa, Ontario, Feversham, Ontario, Newfoundland), from cultural groups (Jews, Ukrainians, French Canadians), musical folklore, social folklore (children’s jokes, urban graffiti), and related topics. In addition, there are recordings on audio cassettes and audio reels of Scottish folk songs and customs, old-time fiddling, songs of the Scottish regiment and of other subjects.

Fowke, Edith, 1913-1996

Home Made Visible collection

  • F0723
  • Collection
  • [195-], 1953-2008

Collection contains digital and analogue home movies submitted to and digitized by Home Made Visible, a nation-wide project by the Regent Park Film Festival. The project collected movies from visible minority families and Indigenous peoples in Canada. Footage consists of everyday life including children playing and family trips, and celebrations including birthdays and holidays.

Regent Park Film Festival

Ruth Dworin fonds

  • F0491
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2000

Fonds consists of records that resulted from Ruth Dworin's activities as a music promoter, queer activist, community organizer and business manager, as well as her personal life and interests. The fonds includes correspondence, diaries, calendars, files related to her production company, Womynly Way, and files related to her work as business manager of This Magazine and Canadian Woman Studies. Recordings include performances from the Women's Music Festival, Berkeley World Music Festival, and the Michigan Women's Music Festival.

Dworin, Ruth

Gerald Caplan fonds

  • F0218
  • Fonds
  • 1982-2001

The fonds consists of records which document Caplan’s career as a public affairs commentator, consultant and social activist.

Caplan, Gerald L., 1938-

Music Gallery fonds

  • F0119
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1998

The fonds consists of audio recordings in various formats of performances held at The Music Gallery including performances by artists such as James Tenney, Lubomyr Melnyk, Nihilist Spasm Band, Morton Feldman, bp nichol and Casey Sokol, Roy Kiyooka, Gil Evans, Rob Frayne, Nexus, CEE, Ken Vandermark, Michael Brook, Derek Bailey and Ron Sexsmith as well as audio recordings of the CCMC's performances at The Music Gallery and the master recordings for numerous Music Gallery Editions recordings. It also contains office files consisting of financial statements, season reports, contract with performer, sales reports, grant applications, correspondence with outside organizations, programming proposals, publicity material including press releases, programs, media contact lists, clippings, photographs and other material related to the activities and the performances at The Music Gallery.

Music Gallery

Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP) collection

  • F0733
  • Collection
  • 1964-2016

Collection consists of records accumulated by the Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP) pertaining to the history and activities of Coptic immigrants in Canada.

Joint Centre on Modern East Asia fonds

  • F0010
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1998

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the activities of the Joint Centre on Modern East Asia and includes general files, director’s files, minutes of the ROC Co-Coordinator’s meetings, narrative reports of the OROC, briefing binders, files on OJEE Ontario pariticipants, publications and working papers, video cassettes, films and audio cassettes. It also includes files relating to programs such as the Canadian-ASEAN Program, the Canada Pacific Program, and the OROC Training Programs.

Joint Centre on Modern East Asia

Germain Rene Bazin fonds

  • F0263
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1974

The fonds consists of Germain Bazin's correspondence with publishers (Abrams, J.P. Taillandier, 'Les nouvelles litteraires', Thames & Hudson), museums and art agencies and exhibitions (International Council of Museums, Theodore Gericault Exposition, Lengyel Project), and administrative matters relating to York University. There is also some personal correspondence, 1971-1974.

Bazin, Germain, 1901-1990

Stephen Lyon Endicott fonds

  • F0667
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910]-2018

Fonds consists of Endicott's detailed and extensive research files and drafts pertaining to his books; learning and teaching files; academic correspondence; occasional papers and presentations; and other material. Files are arranged in series as defined by him prior to donation.

Endicott, Stephen Lyon

Linda Briskin fonds

  • F0641
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2011

Fonds consists of Briskin's teaching and personal files including Sheridan College files; Opportunity for Advancement (OFA) Board of Directors, Social Action Committee files; OFA "The Poverty Game" for Ontario politicians files; York University teaching and administrative files; TA handbooks and Skill and Assignment Kits for "Women and Society" course.

Briskin, Linda

Childbirth by Choice Trust fonds

  • F0513
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2005

Consists of research and reference material in the form of subject files, reports, briefs, clippings, drafts, notes and correspondence relating to the activities of the Childbirth by Choice Trust including letters from supporters and adversaries, legal documentation pertaining to cases about abortion law, publications by government offices, support groups, etc.

Childbirth by Choice Trust

Selma Zimmerman fonds

  • F0488
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1994

Fonds consists of personal correspondence, including those documenting Zimmerman's receipt of a teaching award and her appointment as Advisor to the University on the Status of Women. Fonds also consists of correspondence and other documents regarding Zimmerman's involvement during and after what is known as the Freeman affair while Advisor to the University on the Status of Women.

Zimmerman, Selma

Naomi Black fonds

  • F0576
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2006

Fonds consists primarily of Black's records pertaining to her publications about Virginia Woolf, including "Three guineas" as edited by Black, and "Virginia Woolf as feminist" (including research notes, correspondence, drafts, proofs, and jacket art), and correspondence with Quentin Bell (Woolf's nephew and biographer). Also included are miscellaneous course material, book reviews written by Black, York University's Office of the Status of Women material including a run of "The Second Decade", publication lists created by Black, documents regarding the establishment of the Women's Studies programmes at York, and the enhancement of the Nellie Langford Rowell Library at York.

Black, Naomi

Robert Witmer collection

  • F0717
  • Collection
  • 1939-2009

Collection primarily consists of Witmer's audio-visual field recordings of interviews and musical performances, in addition to students' ethnomusicology research field recordings. His research files as an ethnomusicologist are also included and consist of lists, indexes, musical scores, notes, interview transcripts, programs, essays, newspaper clippings, song books, correspondence, and newsletters.

Witmer, Robert

Esther Fleischmann Halevi fonds

  • F0094
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1993, predominant 1960-1961

Fonds consists of the correspondence of Esther Fleischmann regarding the opening of York University, the installation of Murray Ross as President, and the Alumni Association.

Lou Wise fonds

  • F0539
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2003, predominant 1987-1998

Fonds consists of low-level oblique aerial photographs of water sheds and conservation areas in southern Ontario, taken by Wise.

Areas include the Oak Ridges Moraine, Albion Hills, Scarborough Bluffs, the Don River and other areas. Some photographs accompanied by maps with flight paths plotted by Wise.

Wise, Lou

Varpu Lindstrom fonds

  • F0558
  • Fonds
  • 1887-2012

Fonds consists of Lindstrom's professorial and scholarly research files throughout her career, as well as records documenting her academic activities. Research files pertain to her publications and monographs such as "Defiant Sisters : A Social History of Finnish Immigrant Women in Canada, 1890-1930" (both the English and Finnish editions), and "From Heroes to Enemies : Finns in Canada, 1937-1947," as well as book chapters, articles, papers, presentations and lectures, and her involvement with the National Film Board production "Letters from Karelia," and subsequent research. The research files span the activities of Finnish and Finnish-Canadian organizations across the political spectrum, such as the Finnish Organization of Canada (left wing), and Loyal Finns in Canada (right wing). Records include oral history interviews (audio cassettes and transcripts), research notes, clippings, a significant and extensive number of photograph and letter collections passed down through generations of Finnish Canadians, diaries, correspondence, publication drafts, academic and professorial notes, microfilm of Finnish language newspapers published in Canada and archival records, financial records of Finnish-Canadian organizations such as newspapers and post-World War II relief funding bodies, scrapbooks, photocopies of rare and unusual documents such as two volumes of a Soviet register of Finnish War Crimes, a list of persons found in the mass grave at Karhumaki, and Soviet lists of North American Finns who journeyed to Karelia to help build a socialist utopia there, academic and professorial files, publicity files, files pertaining to her work with the School of Women's Studies, and her own papers as a university student. The fonds also includes letters written by Lindstrom as a newly-arrived teenaged immigrant to Canada to her best friend in Finland; many of these letters were published in Finnish with English translation in 'Letters from an immigrant teenager' in 2012.

Lindstrom, Varpu, 1948-2012

Avrom Isaacs fonds

  • F0134
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2006

Fonds consists of the business records of The Isaacs Gallery (TIG), the Inuit Gallery and the Isaacs/Inuit Gallery which include personal and professional correspondence, exhibition catalogues, mailings, financial records, and artist files consisting of correspondence, biographical sketches, press clippings, and other material relating to artists represented by Isaacs such as Dennis Burton, Graham Coughtry, William Kurelek, Michael Snow and Joyce Wieland, Robert Markle, Greg Curnoe, Gordon Rayner and John Ivor Smith, among others. It also includes artist portfolio files consisting of press clippings and catalogues of their works, a comprehensive slide collection documenting an overview of his gallery exhibits, and promotional files relating to his galleries. The fonds includes Isaacs' poster collection as well as notes written by Isaacs, collected correspondence and reminiscences, drafts, mock-ups and other material related to the writing and creation of the artist's scrapbook 'Isaacs seen.'

Isaacs, Avrom, 1926-2016

York University Office of the Advisor to the University on the Status of Women fonds

  • F0120
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-[198-]

The fonds consists of Operational files for the office of the advisor; correspondence, reports, minutes and other files related to the Presidential Committee to Review the Salaries of Full-Time Faculty Women (1975-1976), the Task Force on the Status of Women at York (1975, 1984), the Women's Studies program, the Employment Equity Committee, the Affirmative Action Committee, and Taking the Initiative Conferences; reports and research on women's issues such as maternity leave, daycare, sexual harrassment, violence against women, pay equity, and women's education; and published material dealing with the status of women at the University.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Office of the Advisor to the University on the Status of Women

Frank Barrett fonds

  • F0221
  • Fonds
  • 1895-2010

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Frank Barrett's work as a university professor and his research and writing in the field of geography. These records include undergraduate and graduate essays, published papers, drafts, presentations, grant files, research materials including reproductions of maps and atlases, photographs, audio cassettes, videocassettes, teaching files, course notes, correspondence, raw data and questionnaires from Barrett's housing studies, as well as Atkinson College Geography department newsletters. The fonds also includes correspondence, book proposals and prospectus, drafts, and reviewers' comments for Barrett's "Disease and Geography: The History of an Idea".

Barrett, Frank A., 1935-

J. David Wood fonds

  • F0215
  • Fonds
  • [195-?]-2000

The fonds mainly documents J. David Wood's activities as a student, research geographer/historian and instructor. Records consist of undergraduate course notes, research notes, correspondence, maps, and photographs relating to his 1958 M.A. thesis, "The Historical Geography of Dumfries Township, Upper Canada, 1816-1852", his 1962 Ph.D. thesis, "The Geography of the Nithsdale-Annandale Region, Dumfriesshire, 1813-1816" and other published articles. Also included are teaching notes from Edinburgh University, 1957-1961 and the University of Alberta, 1964-1965, and records concerning his consultancy work on the external review of the Undergraduate Environmental Studies Program at York University in 2000.

Wood, J. David (John David), 1942 -

York University Convocation Office fonds

  • F0041
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1996

The fonds consists of records of the York University Convocation Office and includes correspondence with faculties and colleges regarding graduates, ceremonies, delinquent students, convocation programmes, some financial material, invitations and honorary degrees and citations. It also includes of scripts for the convocation ceremonies, citations, and installations of new Chancellors. In addition there are convocation addresses for the period 1961-1986 and there are also copies of diplomas from the several faculties. The fonds is organized in three series: Correspondence and papers relating to Convocation, 1979-1982; Order of Convocation (scripts), 1961-1996; and Programmes, 1961-1996.

Convocation office files are arranged by year of convocation and then alphabetically within each year. Scripts and programmes are arranged by date of convocation.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Convocation Office

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 Computing and Network Services fonds

  • F0477
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1982, 1993-2007

Fonds consists of digitized photographic prints and negatives, as well as audiovisual recordings, film and video taken by members of York University's Computing and Network Services, as part of their responsibilities as the university's official photographers and videographers in the 1960s through the early 2000s.

Osgoode Hall Law School fonds

  • F0014
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1982, predominant 1962-1977

The fonds consists of the records of the Osgoode Hall Law School pertaining to its Dean's Office, 1957-1980; Faculty Council, 1974-1982; Alumni Association, 1891-1982; and Legal and Literary Society, 1965-1977. It also includes photographs of graduation ceremonies, 1970-1977 and class lists, 1899-1978.

Osgoode Hall Law School

York University Art Gallery fonds

  • F0030
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1988, predominant 1967-1985

The fonds consists of correspondence and financial records of the York University Art Gallery. The first series consists of correspondence with artists concerning shows, with other galleries in Canada and the United States, with publications, art schools, artists' organizations, and with other university departments, organized alphabetically or chronologically. The second series consists of financial records, (including budgets, invoices, records of purchases); guest books and attendance records and surveys; exhibition flyers, catalogues and schedules; minutes of the University Arts Committee (1973-1979) and the Art Advisory Committee (1968-1972) and documentation concerning exhibitions, including 'Re: Union: selected York MFA alumni, 1976-1985'.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Art Gallery

York University Faculty of Administrative Studies fonds

  • F0054
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1999

The fonds consists of the records York University Faculty of Administrative Studies, specifically records of the Office of the Dean, 1965-1981; the Faculty Council, 1965-1992; and the Undergraduate Business Council, 1970-1972. Also includes Research Programme Working Papers authored by Schulich School of Business Professors.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Administrative Studies

Winters College fonds

  • F0020
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1989, predominant 1967-1980

The fonds consists of Graduation photographs, 1971-1986; the records of the Canada in the Forties symposium, 1979; and the records of the College Council, 1969-1980.

Winters College

McLaughlin College fonds

  • F0012
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1994

The fonds consists of the records of McLaughlin College, more specifically of the Tatham Hall Council, College Council, College Student Council. The fonds includes minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence and papers, and general and subject files. It also includes photographs, audio cassettes and magnetic tapes documenting the history of the College and it’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

McLaughlin College

Stong College fonds

  • F0017
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the Office of the Master, 1969-1987; the General Meeting, 1967-1980; the Samuel J. Zacks Art Gallery, 1980-1982; and Graduation photographs, 1971-1986.

Stong College (Toronto, Ont.)

Norman Bethune College fonds

  • F0013
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1983

The fonds consists of the records of the Norman Bethune College Council, 1972-1983 and Graduation Photographs, 1977.

Norman Bethune College

York University Centre for the Support of Teaching fonds

  • F0039
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1983

The fonds consists of the York University Centre for the Support of Teaching records of the Educational Development Office. Development of Teaching Skills Programme, 1975-1983.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for the Support of Teaching

York University Transport Centre fonds

  • F0028
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1984

The fonds consists of the technical reports deriving from research projects sponsored by the Joint Programme in Transportation of the York University Transport Centre.

York University Transport Centre

York University Centre for Continuing Education fonds

  • F0036
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1972

The fonds consists of the records of the Office of the Director of the York Centre for Continuing Education, 1965-1972.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for Continuing Education

York University Alumni Association fonds

  • F0029
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1988

The fonds consists of the records of the Council of the York University Alumni Association, 1964-1988.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Alumni Association

Vanier College fonds

  • F0019
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1987

The fonds consists of graduation photographs, 1970-1976; the records of the Vanier College Council, 1966-1979; and the minutes of the Vanier College Residence Council, 1974-1983.

Vanier College (Toronto, Ont.)

Harbinger Community Services fonds

  • F0007
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1971

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the activities of the Harbinger Community Services and includes minutes of the York Student Clinic, correspondence, counselling records, financial papers, and statistics.

York Student Clinic

York Community Connection fonds

  • F0021
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1986

The fonds consists of the records relating to York Youth Connection, 1975-1984.

York Community Connection

Green Bush Inn Incorporated fonds

  • F0006
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1975

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the activities of the Green Bush Inn and includes minutes of the Board of Directors and annual meetings, financial statements, correspondence and memoranda of agreement with colleges and pubs, legal documents (including charter, Liquor License Act of Ontario regulations and related material), personnel files and architectural plans relating to the historic Green Bush Inn.

Green Bush Inn Incorporated (Toronto, Ont.)

David Wurfel fonds

  • F0577
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2000

Fonds consists of research sources, articles, reports, publications, political ephemera, correspondence and maps related to Wurfel's activities as a researcher in South East Asia. In particular, the materials relate to research funded by SSHRC between 1984-1985 to study of Japan and the Philippines and a 1994-1995 Mombusho grant to study Japanese NGOS in SE Asia, although there is material relating to earlier field research in the 1950s. Materials include research materials and resources specifically dealing with the Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma/Myanmar and Indonesia including the work of NGO (Non-governmental organizations) in these countries, the reputation and imagery of the Japanese in the Philippines, agrarian policies and reforms, foreign policy, and federal elections in the Philippines.

Wurfel, David

Founders College fonds

  • F0004
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1987, predominant 1965-1970

The fonds consists of the records of the Office of the Master, 1963-1975 and the Founders College Student Council, 1965-1987.

Founders College

Glendon College fonds

  • F0005
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1991, predominant 1965-1982

The fonds consists of the Records of the Principal, 1964-1972; the Records of the Senior Administrator, 1966-1974; the Records of the Dean of Students, 1960-1965; the Records relating to the Faculty Council, 1967-1989; the Records relating to the Glendon College Student Union, 1971-1982; and Photographs, 1950.

Glendon College

Information York fonds

  • F0008
  • Fonds
  • [1973?]

The fonds consists of a set of index cards listing information on services, faculties, departments, and activities in the University.

Information York

Schreiber family fonds

  • F0127
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1960

Fonds consists of a photocopy of a typescript and photographs of the history of the Schreiber family.

Schreiber family

Michael McClure fonds

  • F0129
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of a handwritten poem entitled, Letter to Dave Meltzer.

McClure, Michael

Dance Umbrella of Ontario fonds

  • F0198
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2000

The fonds documents Dance Umbrella of Ontario’s operational and administrative activities. Records consist of financial records; grant applications and contracts; publications; correspondence and reports; and program files. Also included are special project records pertaining to events such as Arts Vote ‘94, Dance 2020, Artsweek, and Forward Motion.

Dance Umbrella of Ontario

John Conway fonds

  • F0292
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1975, predominant 1975

The fonds consists of a taped interview conducted by Mr. John Hardy (of the York University Archives) with John Conway together with transcriptions of the interview and some subsequent correspondence between the two (1975). In addition, there are copies of correspondence between Conway and the editor of the Globe and Mail concerning an article in the paper and a copy of a 'Report to the Board of Governors on the college system at York University,' (May 1970) by Conway. For the Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation there are verbatim minutes of meetings (1965-1970), as well as background reading and reports, memoranda and resolutions prepared by and for the committee. The prepared papers discuss economic, cultural, and constitutional issues. The background material consists of published proceedings of federal-provincial conferences (Confederation for Tomorrow), material submitted to royal commissions (Bilingualism and Biculturalism), newspaper articles, articles published in academic journals, government reports and related material.

Conway, John

Council of the York Student Federation fonds

  • F0003
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1988

The fonds consists of the following series: Constitution and by-laws, 1967-1988; Minutes, 1968-1986; Correspondence and papers, 1964-1986; Financial records, 1969-1986; Reports, 1969-1986; Newspaper clippings, 1968-1979; and Printed material, 1973-1979. The correspondence files are arranged alphabetically by name or subject.

Council of the York Student Federation

Lieut.-Col. James Alexander Aikin fonds

  • F0136
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1955, predominant 1919-1922

The fonds consists of letters (1919-1922) to Lieut.-Col. Aikin from his young daughters, Ethel, Flora, and Dorothy; his wife, Olive; and someone from Glasgow named Isabella. It seems that the family lived in Saskatoon while the father was working in Winnipeg. The letters also mention another daughter, Catherine. There are a couple of other more formal pieces of correspondence with government departments dating 1949 and 1955.

Aikin, James Alexander, 1868-1957

Calumet College fonds

  • F0002
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1986

The fonds consists of Calumet College graduation photographs, 1981-1986.

Calumet College

Thomas Adams fonds

  • F0252
  • Fonds
  • 1855

The fonds consists of a single, four page letter, dated 1855 November 16, addressed to Father, Mother, Brothers & Sisters, describing Thomas Adams' trip from Straffordville to Toronto in November, 1855.

Adams, Thomas, b. 1855

Allan Novak fonds

  • F0572
  • Fonds
  • 1998-2008

Fonds consists of production elements, promotional materials and recorded and transcribed interviews with subjects for the tv cooking series or ''docu-comedy' "Loving Spoonfuls" created and produced by Allan Novak, that aired from 2000-2004. The show featured Canadian grandmothers from various ethnic, cultural and vocational backgrounds.

Novak, Allan

Gail Singer fonds

  • F0462
  • Fonds
  • 1931, 1956-2003

Fonds 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.

Singer, Gail

Toronto Telegram fonds

  • F0433
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1971, predominant 1939-1971

The fonds documents the journalistic activities of the "Toronto Telegram" and its predecessor, the "Evening telegram". The fonds includes photographs, scrapbooks and clippings.

This finding aid is a work-in-progress and will be updated as additional series are listed and indexed.

Toronto Telegram

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

Norman Campbell fonds

  • F0476
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2003

Fonds consists of records related to Campbell's work as a director and producer with the CBC and with other broadcasters. As a director, Campbell's responsibilities included those immediate to the production of an episode or program, such as directing performers and crew. As a producer, Campbell was responsible for the overall creative direction of a program, as well as the management of technical, financial and human resources. Records include copies of scripts, production notes and reviews, and files related to productions and office administration. Fonds also contains papers pertaining to "Anne of Green Gables -- the musical," including requests to perform the musical and any modifications to the script, and copies of legal documents related to the use and licensing of Anne of Green Gables.

Campbell, Norman, 1924-2004

Bruce Pittman fonds

  • F0465
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2017

Fonds consists of records of Pittman's work in film and television and includes scripts, storyboards, correspondence, financial records, publicity material, shooting schedules, edit sheets, research material, grant applications and other related material. It includes photographs taken during the production of a number of his films and audio-visual records in various formats that document the various stages in the making of film and television productions with which Pittman was involved. There is considerable material relating in particular to "Shattered City." The fonds also includes a series of audio recordings of interviews conducted by Pittman for "Saturday Night at the Movies" with film directors including Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Altman, and Norman McLaren, among others.

Pittman, Bruce

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

Keith Ross Leckie fonds

  • F0188
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2013, predominant 1994-2012

Fonds consists of material which documents Leckie's career as a writer and director and includes personal and professional correspondence, notes, drafts and outlines of scripts, production files, research files, press clippings, photographs and publicity material of many of the productions that he worked on including related audiovisual material.

Leckie, Keith Ross, 1952-

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.

Mary Young Leckie fonds

  • F0220
  • Fonds
  • 1980, 1985-2005

The fonds consists of records relating to the Tapestry Pictures/CBC Televison co-production of the programme "Gzowski in Conversation", starring Peter Gzowski, as well as records relating to the production of "Where the Spirit Lives", "Children of My Heart", "By Jeeves", "Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story", "Burn: The Robert Wraight Story", "Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion", "The Blue Castle", "The Arrow" and "Spirit Bear". It includes production, administrative and research files, transcripts, production videos and sound recordings related to the production. It also includes publicity material in the form of press kits, posters, reviews, clippings and publicity stills and personal material that documents Leckie's involvement in feature film policy in Canada and her ongoing interest in the activities of the Mountview Alternative School in Toronto.

Leckie, Mary Young

Lee Lorch fonds

  • F0524
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2007, 1950-1995 predominant

Fonds consists of Professor Lorch's professorial and personal papers as a mathematician, academic, civil rights activist and humanitarian. Records document his life in all these spheres and include the following: correspondence from family, friends, academic colleagues and fellow activists; records of his legal battles at various colleges and universities in the defence of civil rights and academic freedom including challenges from the House Committee on Un-American Activities; records that document his and his wife's activism in landmark American events such as the integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1954, and the fight for equal rights for blacks in housing in US cities; professorial records and his work as a respected mathematician and scholar; and related books, journals and pamphlets accumulated by him during his decades of work in these areas. Records have been arranged by the archivist into the following series.

Lorch, Lee

Women, social justice, and Canadian trade unions collection

  • F0494
  • Collection
  • 1973-2006

Collection consists of publications, policy statements, research reports, conference and educational documents, and newsletters accumulated by Professor Linda Briskin in the course of her research on women and equity in organized labour in Canada. The documents were published by or about local, provincial, and national organizations, including the Canadian Labour Congress, provincial federations of labour, Canadian and United Auto Workers, Canadian Air Line Employees' Association, Canada Employment Immigration Union, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, the Committee for Cleaners' Rights, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Metro Labour Council, Union of Provincial Government Employees, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, Public Service Alliance of Canada, United Steelworkers of Canada, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, and the Windsor Hospital Clerical Workers Union of Canada. The collection deals with equity in collective bargaining units, including issues of sisterhood and solidarity, education, human rights, anti-racism, aboriginal issues, affirmative action, violence against women, and the impact of technological change.

Briskin, Linda

Marilou McPhedran fonds

  • F0514
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2016, predominant 1985-2003

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran through her activities as a lawyer, legal reformer, and activist. These records illustrate the breadth and variety of McPhedran's work in the areas of constitutional reform, women's international and national rights, women's health, and violence against women and children. Included in the fonds are administrative records of a number of non-profit organizations and committees of which she was a founder, including the Women's Legal Education Action Fund, the Gerstein Centre, the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence against Women and Children, and the Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution. Other records in this fonds, including subject files, correspondence and conference materials, document McPhedran's academic, research and writing work and her contracted work for women's health organizations.

McPhedran, Marilou

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

Mildred Bakan fonds

  • F0229
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2000, 1945-1995 predominant

Fonds consists of the professorial records of Bakan's professorial work and academic research, including drafts of manuscripts, completed writings, correspondence, notes lecture, notes and other teaching files. Records also relate to her and her husband's involvement with inner-city Black youth and their draft dodging in the 1960s.

Bakan, Mildred

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

Zdenka Volavka fonds

  • F0132
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-1999

Fonds consists of Zdenka Volavka records accumulated and created over the course of her professorial career. The majority of files consist of annotated photocopied material obtained through interlibrary loans (the card catalogue indexing this material was prepared by Zdenka's long-time assistant, the late Charlotte Carrol). Files also contain material related to her involvement at York University and her research on the kingship and royal ritual in Ngoyo, Africa.

Volavka, Zdenka

Don Simpson fonds

  • F0592
  • Fonds
  • [190-?]-2011

Fonds consists of records documenting the personal and professional experiences of Don Simpson from the 1950s to 2011 in countries around the world. Records include correspondence, notebooks, reports and toolkits, speeches, resource material, memorabilia and other records relating to his activities in a wide range of educational, social justice, development, government and business innovation organizations. Topics covered include international education and cross-cultural understanding; international development and health; the rights of Canada's Aboriginal peoples; the history of African-Canadian communities; environmental issues; innovation in business and the non-profit sector; human resources development; and economic development from Alberta to China and Africa. Fonds also consists of personal correspondence, family photographs and memorabilia relating to Simpson's personal and family life.

Simpson, Donald G.

William Wicken fonds

  • F0568
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2008

Fonds consists of project files created by William Wicken through his work as researcher and expert witness in projects and legal cases involving Mi'kmaq treaties, and their rights to hunt, fish, and trade. The files include correspondence with counsel for the Crown and the defense, reports on Mi'kmaq society and land treaties based on original research using archival and published documents, legal and historical opinions on the interpretion of treaties and unexhausted rights under section 35 of the Canadian Constitution, and reproductions of documents used in provincial and appeal courts in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Some files deal with issues of governance, and negotiations with the federal departments of Indian and Northern Affairs, and Fisheries and Oceans. Other files contain information on aboriginal title research involving the Mi'kmaq of Gaspe and Prince Edward Island. The fonds also includes Wicken's research notebooks from 1994 to 2002, and his daily appointment books from 1993 to 2007. The fonds offers considerable information on research into aboriginal land titles in Atlantic Canada and Quebec, and the major role played by professional historians in addressing issues of legal rights and cultural identities.

Wicken, William Craig, 1955-

James Tenney fonds

  • F0428
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2000, predominant 1956-2000

Fonds consists of material that documents Tenney's career as an composer, musician and academic and contains personal and professional correspondence with friends and colleagues including copies of letters received from such people as Carolee Schneeman, Steve Reich, Stan Brakhage and Lionel Nowak, among others, as well as correspondence with Bell Telephone Laboratories that documents his efforts in developing programs for computer sound-generation. It also contains records in the form of musical scores, computer outputs, programmes, clippings and sound recordings that document his musical output and material that documents Tenney's ongoing academic and professional interest in the fields of composition, music theory and electronic music, among others. There is also correspondence, photographs and other material that documents his relationship with his famil and, in particular, his father.

Tenney, James

Seth Feldman fonds

  • F0117
  • Fonds
  • 1909-2015, predominant 1970-2009

Fonds consists of textual and audiovisual materials pertaining to Seth Feldman’s work as an academic and professor of film studies, university administrator, film critic, and writer and presenter of radio documentaries. These records are research files, taped interviews, successive drafts of scripts, transcripts, and recordings of programmes produced for the CBC radio series “Ideas” and his dramatization of Herma Maximo’s “The Ultimate Threshold”, prepared for the CBC radio programme “Vanishing Point”. Also included are film-related subject files maintained by Feldman; notebooks and research notes; material related to the Film Studies Association of Canada; course materials, notes, lecture recordings, correspondence, and student papers pertaining to Feldman’s work as a professor and Dean of Fine Arts at York University; drafts of a screenplay inspired by the George James Grinnell book “A Death on the Barrens”; a collection of film magazines; copies of recent films produced in Turkey; copies of films directed by Allan King; and research materials relating to Feldman’s work on Dziga Vertov.

Feldman, Seth, 1948-

Harry Boyle fonds

  • F0101
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2005

Fonds consists of records created during Harry Boyle's career as a broadcaster, including: sound recordings of programmes, interviews, and speeches; transcripts of speeches (1968-1973) delivered while working for the CBC and the CRTC; personal and administrative files while chairman of the CRTC and during his tenure at the Banff School of Fine Arts. There are files related to the writing and publishing his books, and articles and stories published during his years as a journalist with the Toronto Telegram. Also included are items from Boyle's library about communications, broadcasting, and advertising. The records accessioned following his death in 2005 also include: files regarding Boyle's involvement with the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and the Leacock memorial dinner; articles by or about Boyle; scripts for the CBC's Farm Department and articles on Canadian agriculture; manuscripts for "Memories of a Catholic boyhood" and "Dreams stronger than death; correspondence and subject files for the Boyle family, his career as a writer and broadcaster, the work of leading Canadian personalities; honours and awards; research and writing on a wide variety of topics; and internal memoranda from the CBC.

Boyle, Harry J. (Harry Joseph), 1915-2005

Angelo Principe fonds - Work-in-Progress DRAFT

  • F0692
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2014

Fonds consists of records that document Principe’s activities as the editor of the Italian Canadian newspaper Forze Nuove, as a political activist and a scholar. The fonds has been arranged into eight series.

Principe, Angelo, 1930-

Toronto Dance Theatre fonds

  • F0146
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1997

Fonds consists of selected administrative and operational records of the Toronto Dance Theatre.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Toronto Dance Theatre

Lynn Gehl fonds

  • F0648
  • Fonds
  • [186-]-2015, predominant 1990-2014

Fonds consists of textual materials, published articles, blog posts, correspondence, genealogical records, photographic material and personal items created or accumulated by Lynn Gehl in the process of her work as an academic, scholar and community activist.

Gehl, Lynn

Aubrey Golden fonds

  • F0510
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2001

Fonds consists of files from the law practice of Aubrey Golden. Files were opened by Golden's staff when he joined an organization, began a new project, or took on a new client. These records include a broad range of documents created or accumulated by Golden or associate counsel under his direction, including handwritten notes from meetings and telephone calls, correspondence, memoranda, research notes, copies of relevant case law, witness lists and statements, photographs, reference material (newspaper clippings, government and technical reports, and trade union publications such as newsletters, flyers, constitutions, and by-laws), affidavits, factums, books of authorities, motions, petitions, court orders, transcripts of testimony, verdicts and their reasons, and documents regarding calculation of damages. The files appear in the order established by Aubrey Golden, and they bear his file numbers. The files fall into six general areas: organized labour; civil liberties and the public interest; politics; commentary on legal issues and public affairs; aboriginal rights; and general interest.

Golden's involvement with organized labour began in 1959, when he was retained by Reid Weir, Recreation Director of Local 598 of the International Union of Mine Mill and Smelter Workers in Sudbury. Weir was fired after the union elected an executive with ties to a rival union, the United Steelworkers of America, and he was attacked in a series of articles by Frank Drea in the "Toronto telegram" that alleged he was a leader of a communist cell in northern Ontario. Reid's lawsuit for defamation against the "Telegram" was settled, and the action for slander against Ray Poirier was heard by judge and jury in 1966 and was decided in Reid's favour. Golden was also retained by Mine Mill from 1960 to 1965 when the union was raided by the United Steelworkers of America for control of bargaining rights in Sudbury. The files deal with applications before the Ontario Labour Relations Board for bargaining rights at Falconbridge and Inco, litigation over the control of union assets, and bargaining applications by other unions for the right to represent workers in food and general merchandising businesses (such as IGA Foodliner) in mining communities that were formerly represented by Mine Mill. Golden later represented the United Steelworkers of America in its action against Radio Shack before the Ontario Labour Relations Board regarding organization of employees at its warehouse and delivery depot in Barrie in 1978. Files trace the proceedings before the board, as well as subsequent hearings before divisional and appellate courts that found for the union. Labour relations and working conditions in Northern Ontario are also the focus of the files for the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union, which Golden represented in several matters from 1960 to 1988. Early files deal with attempts by the union to stop Ontario Hydro from using labourers known as "slashers" to clear brush from the site of the Long Rapids project, with considerable documentation of living conditions in the bush camps. The union's most significant action involved the arrest of the "Boise Twelve" on conspiracy charges in 1981 following the settlement of a lengthy strike against Boise Canada in which the company's property throughout Northern Ontario sustained considerable damage. The union's executive were arrested based on wiretap evidence collected by the Ontario Provincial Police, charges that were eventually dismissed against all but one union member who was fined a nominal amount. The files contain considerable information about the police use of wiretaps and related case law, as well as a comparison of coverage of the strike by newspapers in Kenora and Thunder Bay to build an argument to have the trial moved from Kenora. Golden was also retained during the 1960s by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (known as the United Transportation Union by the end of the decade), which fought a decision by the Canadian Pacific Railway to reduce its crews on yard service to a single engineer based on the Rand Commission's report on freight train operations. Union governance was another element of Golden's practice, and the fonds includes files pertaining to the decision made in 1974 by the United Paperworkers Union in Canada to separate from the parent union in the United States, and form the Canadian Paperworkers Union. The records also deal with the merger of the CPU with the Energy and Chemical Workers Union in 1981 to form the Canadian Energy and Paperworkers Union, a predecessor to the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers' Union. Other files deal with the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, 1972 to 1973, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Stores Union (where the Ontario Labour Relations Board issued a precedent setting decision that forced Humpty Dumpty stores to reopen a plant and storage facility that had been closed to adversely affect collective bargaining), 1977, and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (the appeal of Jean-Claude Parrot's criminal trial in 1978 to 1979).

Union activity extended into the agricultural sector. In 1967, Golden was retained by the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee to represent its Toronto organizer, Marion Moses, who had organized a picket line at the premises of Culotta Grape Company. The relationship with the United Farm Workers lasted until the early 1980s, and was voluntary. The files deal with efforts to promote the boycott of grocery stores selling grapes and later lettuce from California, where pickers were on strike. Golden helped organize a church and labour delegation that visited California to participate in the picket and show moral support for the strikers. Documents include photographs from the trip, as well as newsletters, flyers, and correspondence regarding the boycott. Other files deal with assisting volunteers who had difficulties with immigration officials when crossing the United States border, and charges associated with the right to treat public areas of shopping plazas as property where freedom of assembly and speech could occur without being subject to trespass laws; the appeal was dismissed by the Supreme Court of Canada. Golden also acted for the Ontario Farmers' Union, which represented the interests of small farmers (large corporate farms were represented by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture). The OFU fought to preserve marketing boards, but often litigated disputes over quotas and their abuse by larger operators. The files, which cover the period from 1968 to 1970, focus on marketing boards and farm organization, as well as an action against Tate and Lyle (a large international sugar conglomerate operating as Canada and Dominion Sugar) that was launched when it violated a guarantee to keep open a processing plant for farmers in the Chatham area who had been induced to grow sugar beets. They also document the restriction placed on the dairy farmers near Athens, Ontario, who operated the Plum Hollow Farmers Cheese Cooperative, in order to force them to deliver their milk to the Ault Foods plant in Brockville in 1971. This arrangement led to a boycott of Kraft Foods that was ultimately successful. In 1969, the several farmers' unions throughout Canada merged to form the National Farmers Union (NFU). Golden was retained as counsel, and he pursued a special act of parliament to create a single corporation to replace the varied corporations, voluntary associations, and statutory organizations that previously existed. Files for the NFU also deal with land use issues and the potato marketing board in Prince Edward Island, marketing boards dealing with tobacco and soy beans, Golden's speeches to the NFU's conventions in Winnipeg, 1971, and Vancouver, 1980, and the arrest of its president, Roy Atkinson, for his part in a mass tractor demonstration on the highway leading to Borden, Prince Edward Island, in 1971 (Atkinson was the only non-resident in the demonstration, and the only person charged with conspiracy to obstruct a highway). The majority of the files pertain to Kiist et al v. Canadian National Railway et al, a class action lawsuit sparked by a major dispute in 1978 over grain marketing and the Crow's Nest Pass rates for shipping grain to Vancouver and Thunder Bay. The rates had been established to make prairie grain farms viable producers through competitive prices for shipping grain to Vancouver and Thunder Bay, but the railways responded by sidelining large quantities of grain cars "for repairs" that were later discovered on remote sidings in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The result was cargo vessels anchored and awaiting cargo while grain deteriorated on farms and in elevators.

Professional associations were a third area of labour relations for Golden's firm. He was involved with the Steering Committee on Negotiating Rights for Professional Staff from 1966 to 1970, and the files include his brief to the Rand Commission and work on draft provincial legislation in 1967. He represented the Society of Professional Hydro Engineers from 1961 to 1987, including its dealings with the Special Committee on Professional Engineers from 1969 to 1971. His files also contain records dealing with a feasibility study for a Federation of Professional Employees, 1966 to 1972, and the Federation of Engineering and Scientific Associations that involved employees of the Ontario government, 1977. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation was another major client. Files pertain to teacher bargaining legislation in 1974, and negotiations with the Metropolitan Toronto school board in 1975. Golden was also involved in a challenge to federal anti-inflation legislation following a dispute with the Renfrew school board in 1975, and in challenges to separate school funding during the mid 1970s (St. Anne's High School, where the parent-teacher association pursued its constitutional right to equal education with non-separate schools), mid 1980s, and from 1995 to 1999 (Daly et al v. Attorney General of Ontario, which tested legislation that allowed separate school boards to discriminate against non-Catholics when hiring teachers). Both issues wound up before the Supreme Court of Canada, and Golden's files contain ample documentation of his research, working documents, correspondence, and court proceedings. Other professional associations represented by Golden include the Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Association and the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association, with files created during the mid 1970s and 1980s dealing with a conciliation board to assist the controllers in reaching an agreement without a strike, a dispute over the use of French for air traffic control, and the requirement for pilots to retire at 60 years of age (Stevenson v. Air Canada).

He represented the Canadian Media Guild from 1971 to his retirement, guiding it through numerous labour board and court cases leading to its mergers with many other unions into its present representation of all employees of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in a single bargaining unit.

Aubrey Golden is perhaps best known for his involvement in cases that deal with civil liberties and the public interest, and these themes are well represented by his fonds. His files for the Canadian Bar Association contain extensive documentation on wiretapping and hate propaganda during the 1960s, as well as his work with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and its Censorship Committee. The defence of obscenity charges form the basis for the files for Lovecraft (a store that sold sex aids and related material) and Metro News (distributors of adult magazines) for the distribution of pornography from 1972 to 1986. Changing social mores also lay at the heart of the charges against David DePoe, an organizer with the Company of Young Canadians, and a large number of other individuals for sit-ins in Yorkville, a community in downtown Toronto. The files deal with conflict between the culture of "hippies" and an older generation represented by City Council, particularly Mayor Alan Lamport, as well as claims of police brutality during demonstrations and unauthorized searches for drugs, and cover the period from 1967 to 1971. Golden had become involved with municipal affairs several years earlier, when he represented the Mimico Rate Payers Association in a public inquiry sparked by Pierre Berton's columns in the "Toronto star" in 1961 about corruption involving improper payments and other considerations for permission to violate zoning laws. The files include newspaper clippings, correspondence, transcripts of the evidence, and the final report by Judge J. Ambrose Shea in 1962. Undeclared pecuniary interest in a real estate development was also the issue in the action launched by City of Toronto aldermen Karl Jaffary and John Sewell against another member of Council, Ben Grys, in 1971. He has appeared often across Canada before various boards and courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and was called to the bar of four provinces. Other files within the fonds reflect Golden's wide ranging interest in social and environmental issues and organizations: the Exchange for Political Ideas in Canada, 1964 to 1967 (including a paper on the impact of automation on trade unions and labour relations, 1965); the Kingston Penitentiary Citizens Committee, 1971 to 1973; the judicial review of the closure of Clinton General Hospital, 1976; the Committee for a New Constitution, 1977 to 1978; the inquest into the death of seven students employed in the Ministry of Natural Resources' Junior Ranger Program by a fire set by the Ministry near Napina, Ontario, 1979 to 1982; the Council of Canadians, 1985; the Coalition on Capital Punishment, 1987; efforts with James Lorimer to revive the public affairs magazine "Canadian forum, " 1988 to 2001 (including correspondence, financial documents, agreements, and the original minute book for the managing corporation, 1934 to 1974); a mock trial and conference held by International PEN, 1988 to 1989; and an injunction to stop Notre Development's proposal for a waste management site at the Adams Mine in northern Ontario, 1994 to 2001.

Golden's interest in public affairs naturally led to involvement with politics and the media. His files document his work with the National Liberal Federation and the Ontario Liberal Association from 1961 to 1969, including policy documents on labour relations, his role in the election campaigns of Mitchell Sharp and Val Scott, and the movement to draft Charles Templeton for leadership of the Ontario Liberals in 1964. Golden switched to the New Democratic Party in 1969, and the ensuing files deal with his candidacy for the party's federal council in 1969 and election campaigns during the 1970s. His profile was enhanced by considerable media exposure. The fonds includes scripts for his public affairs commentaries broadcast on CBC television, his columns and articles on legal and civil liberties issues, publicity material for his book "Rumours of war" and its release in paperback, and the text for his many speeches and presentations on industrial relations, collective bargaining, censorship, pornography, and the defence of obscenity charges.

Golden's work with the Canadian Bar Association included research on First Nations and aboriginal rights, and these issues became a major focus of his practice. In August 1978, the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (ITC) was advised of hearings by the National Energy Board into the supply and demand for natural gas to consider the proposal by the Polar Gas consortium of oil and gas companies to build a pipeline through Keewatin on the west coast of Hudson Bay. Golden was retained by the ITC to fight the proposal, which was supported by the federal Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. The files document the three weeks of hearings that preceded the withdrawal of the application. At the same time, the Inuit Tapirisat was involved in an effort to slow down or stop exploration activity that accompanied the uranium find at Shultz Lake, 40 miles upstream from Baker Lake. The use of low-flying aircraft and its impact on hunting the Kaminuriak herd of caribou was central to the action, which was complicating negotiations for the creation of Nunavut. Golden secured an interim injunction in Toronto. Trial of the case was dependent upon the oral history presented by Inuit hunters in the gymnasium at Baker Lake High School. The court dissolved its injunction and instead declared that approximately 150 square kilometres were subject to aboriginal title. The extensive files on the Polar Gas and Baker Lake cases include witness statements, corporate and government reports, substantial research material on caribou as well as archaeological and anthropological evidence, maps, legal arguments, case law, trial notes, and correspondence regarding the negotiation of development rights after the court decision in 1980. Golden also represented the Islington White Dog Band who lived on the reserve along the English-Wabigoon River system in northwestern Ontario regarding a lawsuit over mercury poisoning of the river, and a claim for compensation against Ontario Hydro for flooding reserve lands and causing considerable damage. The files document the settlement of these actions, and Golden's work with other advisors to develop a plan for economic recovery of the reserve, 1980 to 1982. Tagak Curley was another client of Aubrey Golden. He was a prominent Inuit activist and member of the legislature for the Northwest Territories who had shot a polar bear in self defence in August 1981. His refusal to surrender the pelt to wildlife authorities led to prosecution under a game ordinance, which was contested by the Hunters and Trappers Association to test aboriginal title and hunting rights under the Canadian Bill of Rights.

General interest files include: Golden's preliminary report on a proposed industrial relations system for the Bahamas at the request of its government, October 1967; his work for the United Jewish Appeal in 1961, and on the Legal Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress, 1963 to 1974; and his lecture notes and other teaching material for his courses on industrial relations that were offered through the Master of Business Administration program at York University, 1967 to 1970.

Golden, Aubrey E.

York University Archives calendar collection

  • F0158
  • Collection
  • 1960-2000

This collection describes courses and stipulates requirements for attaining academic qualifications. The calendar collection documents admission requirements, academic expectations, and standards for the completion of degree requirements. The collection consists of course calendars, mini-calendars and handbooks issued by faculties and departments. The collection is extensive though incomplete.

York University Archives and Special Collections

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