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Egypt Migrations: a Public Humanities Project 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.

Egypt Migrations: a Public Humanities Project

Louis Applebaum fonds

  • F0254
  • Fonds
  • 1931-2000

Fonds contains records include scripts, scores, correspondence and papers, reports, photographs, films, lectures, and interviews documents Applebaum's activities as a composer, conductor, and arts administrator.

Applebaum, Louis

Eric Koch fonds

  • F0472
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2004

Fonds consists of material that documents his career as a writer and broadcaster and, as such, includes correspondence with publishers, fan mail, research material, newspaper clippings, reviews of his work, notes, drafts and galleys related to his novels and works of non-fiction. The writing files include photocopies of his own letters written to his mother when he was an internee in England and manuscript and photocopies of letters written to Koch from Daria Hambourg and used as research material for his novel, "The Brothers Hambourg". Fonds also includes transcripts of interviews as well as written reminiscences in the form of letters from many former German internees; these letters were subsequently used as resource material for his book "Deemed Suspect: A Wartime Blunder". Fonds includes a complete set of published copies of his books. The broadcasting files contain correspondence, memos, notes and drafts of scripts, scrapbooks and other material that documents his long career with the CBC.

Koch, Eric, 1919-2018

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

Allan Grossman fonds

  • F0317
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1979, predominant 1950-1975

The fonds consists of correspondence and papers, reports, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs, tapes and films, related to Allan Grossman's political career, community work, and family life.

Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991

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

Wyndham Lewis Collection

  • F0584
  • Collection
  • 1913-2003

Collection consists of archival material included in the Wyndham Lewis Collection. Consisting of batches of letters from Lewis' widow, Anne Wyndham Lewis (Froanna), news clippings on various aspects of Lewis' public activities (book reviews, criticism, artwork, obituaries), and promotional material relating to his publications (publishers' advertisements, inserts, and other ephemera).

Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957

Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations fonds

  • F0172
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1993

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

Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations

Michael H. Kater fonds

  • F0456
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1961]-2019

The fonds mainly consists of research files, photocopies and microfilm reels of archival documents from American and European archives related to Michael Hans Kater's work on Nazi Germany including publications such as his dissertation SS-Ahnenerbe, and books Doctors Under Hitler, Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany, and Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present; professorial files (such as lecture notes and course evaluations).

Kater, Michael H.

Terence William Barker fonds

  • F0262
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1984, 1953-1984 predominant

The fonds documents Terence William Barker’s activities as minister in the Jehovah Church. These records include material related to the Assemblies of the Jehovah's Witnesses (1961-1972); correspondence, reports and newspaper clippings concerning the issue of blood transfusions; the disassociation of Barker from the Witnesses; and records of his ministry with 'Watchtower' magazine. There is also material on the Process Church of the Final Judgement, which consists of correspondence between Barker and other members, records of the Toronto chapter steering committee, contact list of Ontario members and followers, copies of articles for publication in their journal, and a typewritten copy of an unpublished article by Barker, 'Is the Process Church of the Final Judgement Christian? A possible approach' [1971?]. Included in the fonds are speeches delivered while he was engaged in the Jehovah Witness program and talks on religious topics, copies of the 'Yearbook of the Jehovah's Witnesses,' (1945-1976); several editions of 'New World translation of the Holy Scriptures,' (1955-1970), several Witness tracts, incomplete runs of 'Awake,' (1949-1984) including bound volumes (1961-1972), 'Informant,' (1949-1954), 'Kingdom ministry,' (1957-1972), and 'The watchtower,' (1936-1984, incomplete run) and bound copies (1961-1972 - complete runs). In addition, there are reports of the Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses (1946-1969), as well as song books, pamphlets and related material. For the Process Church of the Final Judgement, there are copies of 'Foundation,' and pamphlets including 'The Processeans,' [newsletter] (1972-1974). Also included is a photocopied (corrected in hand) typewritten manuscript by Barker of 'The time of the end: on the trail of the Final Age: Victorian to Aquarian' (1971-1973) and a photocopied, typewritten manuscript of Barker's 'The king of the North and the king of the South: apocalypticism and international politics' (1972-1975), both of which were unpublished.

Barker, Terence William

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.

Granatstein, J. L.

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

Allan Novak fonds

  • F0572
  • Fonds
  • 1998-2010, predominant 2001-2002

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

William Kilbourn fonds

  • F0338
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1994

The fonds consists of William Kilbourn's records pertaining to his activities as scholar and researcher, and as alderman in the City of Toronto. The fonds includes his correspondence, research and subject files, his City Hall files, personal files, and manuscripts for "The Firebrand: William Lyon Mackenzie and the Rebellion in Upper Canada".

Kilbourn, William

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

Selma Zimmerman fonds

  • F0488
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2003

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

Alexander Wittenberg fonds

  • F0747
  • Fonds
  • [1940?]-1970

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by Alexander Israel Wittenberg, pertaining to his career as a mathematician, university professor and researcher of mathematical education, mathematical philosophy and general educational policies. The fonds includes Wittenberg’s correspondence with leading scientists, mathematicians and education specialists from across Europe and North America, reflecting his involvement with research pertaining to these issues, as well as to various other initiatives, debates and policy discussions. Other series in the fonds contain records relating to the academic courses that Wittenberg developed and taught and his involvement with the governance of York University during his tenure as a faculty member and which attest to his vision regarding the University’s future pedagogical direction; records from his time as a student in Zurich; most of his scholarly output and public engagements since the late 1940s and until his death in 1965; and some sound recordings containing radio broadcasts made by Wittenberg. The fonds also contains several personal records of both Wittenberg and his close family members, as well as photographs and newspaper clippings.

Upon his death, Wittenberg left behind him several unfinished projects. Amongst these are two manuscripts, the first, titled “Education: the unfulfilled promise,” is based on a series of lectures that he broadcasted on CBC radio during March and April 1965. The second manuscript, “Number – a case study in knowledge,” is based on an interdisciplinary mathematical-philosophical course that Wittenberg delivered to first- and second-year students at York University. Also included in the collection are initial notes and drafts relating to two other projects that Wittenberg was planning: a biography of Albert Einstein whom he perceived as a symbol for the ability to successfully combine scientific excellence with strong and unbending moral values, and a university-level textbook on vector algebra.

Wittenberg, Alexander Israël

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

Edgar Tilden Alberts fonds

  • F0253
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1971

The fonds documents Edgar Tilden Albert's activities as a member of the Organizing Committee of York University and his travel to the Soviet Union for the period 1955-1971.

Albert, Edgar Tilden

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

Barry Callaghan fonds

  • F0525
  • Fonds
  • 1884-2014, predominant 1946-2014

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

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

Callaghan, Barry, 1937-

Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople fonds

  • F0178
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1998

The fonds primarily documents the Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople's operational and administrative activities. Records consist of dissolution files; financial records and contracts; meeting minutes; correspondence and other administrative records including reports; and publicity, special event and marketing records.

Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople

Oliver Edwin Hodges fonds

  • F0325
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1970

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, newspapers and newspaper clippings, photographs, publications and reports, relating to Oliver Edwin Hodges' union activities in Canada, as well as to the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.

Hodges, Oliver Edwin, 1915-1993

York University Faculty Association fonds

  • F0025
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1990, predominant 1975-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) Chairperson, 1980-1984; the Librarians' Chapter, 1976-1985; and the Joint Grievance Committee, 1979-1984. Other series consist of Minutes, 1961-1986; Correspondence and papers, 1962-1989; Financial records, 1968-1985; Reports, 1967-1974; Printed material, 1964-1987; Ballots, forms, and opinion polls, 1973-1987.

York University Faculty Association (YUFA)

Ernesto Vinci fonds

  • F0439
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1999

The fonds mainly documents Ernesto Vinci's career as a singer and his activities as a voice teacher at the Halifax Ladies College and Conservatory of Music, the University of Toronto, and at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Records found from 1999 onwards are of the more personal variety and include personal and family correspondence between Vinci and his wife, and Vinci and his parents and parents-in-law, and other relatives during the 1930s as they tried to escape Germany. There is some correspondence regarding Vinci's efforts to sponsor his sister-in-law and niece after the Second World War.

Vinci, Ernesto, 1898-1983

Home Made Visible collection

  • F0723
  • Collection
  • [195-], 1953-2008, 2019

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

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

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.

Axelrod, Paul Douglas.

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

Walter Pitman fonds

  • F0241
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2011

Fonds consists of material that documents Pitman’s career as a politician, educator, writer and social activist. It includes personal and professional correspondence, notes and speech materials, newspaper clippings and other material related to his years spent as a Member of Provincial Parliament and as a Member of Parliament as well as his unsuccessful leadership campaign for the federal New Democratic Party in 1971. It also includes his Toronto Star writing files, numerous files pertaining to his education activities both at the provincial and federal levels with a special emphasis on arts education, records that document his tenure as President of Ryerson Polytechnic University, his activities as chairman of Project Ploughshares, his work with the Arts Education Institute of Ontario, as well as an extensive collection of notes, drafts and final copies of speeches delivered by Pitman to a variety of organizations including Elderhostel. The fonds includes correspondence, notes, interview notes, drafts and research material related to his books on Louis Applebaum, Elmer Iseler, the lives of Harry Freedman and Mary Morrison, and Victor Feldbrill, as well as notes and drafts of his as yet unpublished book, "Breakthrough: A Canada For The Twenty-First Century."

Pitman, Walter

Knowlton Nash fonds

  • F0520
  • Fonds
  • 1830-2007, predominant 1966-1998

Fonds consists of the professional records of Knowlton Nash including: research notes, taped interviews, manuscripts, correspondence, publicity material and speeches regarding books written by Nash, including his unpublished memoir; print media articles about the CBC and Canadian journalism; newspapers articles by Nash for the British United Press wire service, and freelance columns and articles that were published in The Vancouver sun, Windsor star, and the Financial post; the newsletter, Washington thru Canadian eyes that was written and published by Nash while working as a freelance journalist in the United States; files on broadcast journalism and various projects at the CBC; daily appointment books; and correspondence regarding Nash's awards and retirement. The fonds also includes video cassettes and teaching material for CBC-TV's education program, News in review; notes and scripts for special news broadcasts on significant public events, including economic summits, the Quebec referendum, the repatriation of the Constitution, and Canadian and American elections; correspondence with viewers, colleagues at the CBC, and people with various organizations regarding editorial policies, coverage of major stories, speaking engagements, and Nash's involvement with educational and philanthropic organizations.

Nash, Knowlton

Clara Thomas Archives collection

  • F0486
  • Collection
  • 1750-2021

Collection consists of small groups of documents and items acquired from a variety of sources that have enduring research value.

York University Archives and Special Collections

Earle Beattie fonds

  • F0126
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1982

Fonds consists of files relating to Earle Beattie's involvement with the formation and maintenance of the publication, Media Probe (1972-1976), which was renamed the Canadian Journal of Communication (1977-1982).

Beattie, Earle

Leonard White fonds

  • F0123
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1995

Fonds consists of letters from Herbert Whittaker to Leonard White and his wife, Margaret.

White, Leonard

Mountain Fund fonds

  • F0121
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1994

Fonds consists of records of the Mountain Fund pertaining to its activities, helping Vietnamese refugees in coming to Hamilton, Ontario. The fonds includes minutes of the Board of Directors, correspondence, financial records, publications and photographic materials.

Mountain Fund (Hamilton, Ont.)

Kathryn Koenig fonds

  • F0105
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1975

Fonds consists of Kathryn Koenig's records pertaining to her involvement in the first Advising Centre in the Faculty of Arts, York University, and includes memos, drafts, and discussions about an advising centre; promotional material; anniversary books by York University.

Koenig, Kathryn Krik

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.

Joan R. Rayfield fonds

  • F0470
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2001

The fonds consist of material that documents Rayfield's career as a Professor of Anthropology and, to a lesser extent, her personal life. It includes research files containing copies of published and unpublished manuscripts, conference presentations, drafts of book and article reviews, research notes, professional correspondence, grant proposals, course outlines and a copy of her curriculum vitae. It also includes material such as magazines, film festival programs, reviews of African films, auction and museum catalogues, photograph of African sculptures, newspaper clippings and research notes that documents her ongoing interest in African film and art. Records of a personal nature include correspondence, Christmas cards and obituaries related to her passing.

Rayfield, Joan R.

Robert H. Winters fonds

The fonds consists of business and political correspondence, records relating to Robert Henry Winter's membership on the York University Board of Governors, and scrapbooks detailing his business and political careers.

Winters, Robert Henry

John Tupper Saywell fonds

  • F0402
  • Fonds
  • 1812-2011, predominant 1961-1991

The fonds documents John Tupper Saywell' university career as well as his research activities in the field of the Canadian political history. The fonds consists of his professorial files, 1969-1979; sound recordings and transcripts, 1935-1961; his photograph collection; research files, [198-]; and political cartoons, [183-]-1993.

John Tupper Saywell

Jack Kane fonds

  • F0547
  • Fonds
  • 1950-[200-], predominant 1953-1962

Fonds consists of correspondence, contracts, newspaper articles, and musical arrangements created or accumulated by Jack Kane between 1950 and his death in 1961, with some material added or reproduced in subsequent years. The letters focus on his relationship with his fans across Canada and in the United States, particularly during the late 1950s and early 1960s while Kane was appearing on television. The correspondence deals with the popular reaction to Kane's music (including differences in generational tastes between classical and jazz music) and the aspirations of amateur song writers, performers and often their parents seeking advice on getting into show business; much of it was answered in sometimes lengthy letters that include Kane's insights on composing and his decision to stay in Canada after achieving success in New York. One file contains promotional material and contracts with the CBC for "Music makers '58" and "Music '60"; the contracts list the musicians who played with Kane, such as Moe Kaufman, Ellis McClintock, Murray Ginsberg, and John and Joe Niosi. Photographs include promotional portraits and images of Kane with Steve Lawrence and Duke Ellington. This graphic material is considerably supplemented by a photocopied album of newspaper clippings that trace Kane's career on radio and television from 1950 to 1961, as well as national coverage of his death. Three audio discs capture two of Kane's original compositions in 1950 and 1951, as well as his first and last recordings with commercial labels. The bulk of the fonds consists of Kane's musical arrangements with manuscript annotations, arranged by the title of the score and usually attributed to the television show on which it was performed.

Kane, Jack, 1924-1961

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

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

Mira Friedlander fonds

  • F0205
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2000

Fonds consists of material which documents Friedlander's career as a theatre critic and writer. It includes selected clippings, research material, interview transcripts, yearbooks, personal papers, press photographs, and other materials related to her life's work. The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Friedlander, Mira, 1944-2000.

Wayne Ray fonds

  • F0389
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1993, predominant 1952-1987

The fonds consists of records relating to the Canadian Poetry Association, League of Canadian Poets and the HMS Press, as well as personal papers and manuscripts of Wayne Scott Ray.

Ray, Wayne

Mavor Moore fonds

  • F0359
  • Fonds
  • 1911-2006

The fonds consists of material that documents Moore's activities as actor, writer, critic, educator and public servant. It documents his careers with the Canada Council, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the New Play Society, 'Spring Thaw' and the Charlottetown Festival, and includes correspondence, manuscripts, scores, minutes of meetings, speeches, reports, clippings, photographs and other audio-visual materials.

Moore, Mavor

Stop Spadina Save Our City Co-ordinating Committee fonds

  • F0417
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2005

The fonds consists of agendas of meetings of SSSOCCC, correspondence and reports of organizations that pre-dated Stop Spadina, records relating to Metropolitan Toronto Council, the City of Toronto Council and city departments, and the Province of Ontario, including correspondence with politicians, speeches, minutes of meetings, transportation studies of Toronto and other jurisdictions, and related material. There are financial records and receipts from Stop Spadina, briefs presented by it and others to the Metropolitan Toronto Council Transportation Committee and Executive Committee, reports on planning from city and metropolitan departments (Roads, Public Works, etc.), membership applications and membership lists of Stop Spadina, press releases and newspaper clippings, newsletters of Stop Spadina and community groups, brochures, leaflets and related paraphernalia from Stop Spadina. There are audio recordings of Stop Spadina meetings, interviews with news media, speeches and lectures, and of meetings of city and metropolitan councils. There is also a filmed statement by Jane Jacobs and Marshall McLuhan on Spadina titled, 'The burning would,' (1970).

Stop Spadina Save Our City Co-ordinating Committee

Clayton Ruby fonds

  • F0208
  • Fonds
  • 1971, 1976-1999

The fonds documents Clayton Ruby's activities as a lawyer and activist. Records consist of professional correspondence, general files, and subject files. General correspondence is mostly with politicians, colleagues, and the Law Society. Records contained in general files include correspondence and resource materials pertaining to legal and social justice issues, as well as miscellaneous records sent to Ruby. Subject file topics include the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Advocates' Society, Amnesty International, conferences, Law Reform Commission, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, the Charter of Rights Education Fund, the Criminal Lawyers' Association, the Writers' Union of Canada, Ruby's newspaper columns and letters to the editor, and his role as book review editor for the Criminal Law Quarterly. Also included are various photographic portraits of Clayton Ruby.

Ruby, Clayton, 1942-2022

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

Priscila Uppal fonds

  • F0237
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2012

The fonds consists of drafts of published and unpublished poems, plays, stories, and novels, including those written for creative writing courses taken at York, drafts of poems written for her published poetry collections 'How to Draw Blood from a Stone,' 'Confessions of a Fertility Expert,' 'Pretending to Die,' 'Live Coverage,' 'Successful Tragedies: Poems 1998-2010' and 'Traumatology'. Also included is correspondence, research files, notes, and drafts related to Uppal's two novels 'The Divine Economy of Salvation' and 'To Whom it May Concern.' The fonds also includes the edited drafts of submissions and correspondence related to 'Uncommon Ground: A Celebration of Matt Cohen'. Files in the fonds also pertain to Uppal's work preparing anthologies as editor for 'The Exile Book of Poetry in Translation: Twenty Canadian Poets Take on the World' and 'The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories.' Records in this fonds also include personal and professional correspondence, drafts of plays, files regarding literary activities, including grant applications, personal appearances at conferences and events to promote publications, editorial work, writing workshops, and literary ephemera such as posters, programmes, flyers, catalogues and T-shirts. The fonds also includes teaching evaluations filled out by Uppal's students at York University, as well as literary works, stories, examinations, and final project submissions by graduate students whose work was supervised by Priscila Uppal.

Uppal, Priscila

Steve Paikin fonds

  • F0479
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2005

Fond consists of material that documents Paikin's personal and professional life with an emphasis on his work as a journalist, documentary filmmaker and author. It has been arranged into six series.

Paikin, Steve, 1960-

Allan Robb Fleming fonds

  • F0529
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1995, predominant 1953-1978

Fonds consists of correspondence, brochures, clippings from newspapers and magazines, curriculum vitae, reports, original artwork, photographs (black and white prints and colour transparencies), financial records, speeches, exhibit catalogues, typographical research files, audio recordings, appointment diaries, awards, and design objects created or accumulated by Allan Fleming during his career as a graphic designer, teacher, and administrator. Topics of these records include: previous generations of his family in Scotland; his secondary school education; his years in England working with English typographers; his marriage to Nancy Chisholm; their relationship with Richard Outram and Barbara Howard; work at Cooper & Beatty Ltd., MacLaren Advertising, University of Toronto Press and other firms; the work of typographers such as Eric Gill and Carl Dair; Fleming's work for a wide variety of corporate clients (including Ontario Hydro, Trent University, the Hudson's Bay Company, Gray Coach, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian National Railway, Massey College, and the City of Toronto); television scripts; book and stamp design; his involvement in design juries; exhibitions of his work; book collecting; his declining health after a heart attack in 1971; and his death in 1978.

Fleming, Allan

Paul Anisef fonds

  • F0500
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2005

Fonds consists of textual files including questionnaires, data summary sheets, and transcripts of interviews from the Class of '73 Project, as well as annotated papers, correspondence, and programs from conferences attended by Professor Anisef from 1981 to 2004. These records pertain to topics such as the relationship between post-secondary studies and success in the labour market, access to higher learning in Canada and Australia, the experiences of adult and part-time students in universities, the outcomes of schooling in Ontario's multicultural society, and the transition from post-secondary education to employment; applications for non-leave research grants, a sabbatical in 1996, and to various federal ministries for funding to study educational outcomes of migrant and non-migrant children, approaches to educational planning, meeting the needs of newcomer youth, improving access to health care for marginalized groups, and immigrant settlement and access to services in York Region; and teaching files, 1987-1998, that include course syllabi, notes from course readings, lectures, and some papers by students. Also included in the fonds are recordings of interviews dealing with immigrant experiences arranged by focus group and country, 2000-2001, and electronic files created by Professor Anisef between 1989 and 1997 that include teaching material, curriculum vitae, project notes, and applications for funding.

Anisef, Paul, 1942-

Elizabeth Kilbourn fonds

  • F0131
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2015

Fonds consists of correspondence, personal files, photographs and writings by Elizabeth Kilbourn, as well as records related to her community involvement and her professional activities as a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada. The fonds includes family records, photographs and correspondence relating to her parents, William Kilbourn (her first husband) and their extended family, her memoirs, and the writings of her second husband, Richard Mackie.

Kilbourn, Elizabeth

Peggie Sampson fonds

  • F0492
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1914]-2004

Fonds consists of personal diaries, teaching notes and writing, performance and family memorabilia, diplomas, correspondence, sheet music, photographs and audio recordings pertaining to the personal life and professional career of Peggie Sampson, including her early activities as a music student, her work as a professor of music, and her performances on the cello and viola da gamba. These records also document her associations with early teachers Guilhermina Suggia, Donald Francis Tovey, Nadia Boulanger and Pablo Casals, as well as her work with the Manitoba University Consort during the 1960s and the Quatre en Concert in the 1970s. The personal diaries in the fonds span Sampson's time in Edinburgh and London during World War II to her immigration to Canada in 1951 to teach at the University of Manitoba and her employment at York University from 1970 to 1977.

Sampson, Peggie, 1912-2004

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-

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.

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

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

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

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-

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

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

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.)

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