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Alison Pick fonds

  • F0586
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2017

Fonds consists of records documenting the writing, editing, publication and promotion of Alison Pick's poetry and novels, including "Far to Go" (2010), "Between Gods" (2014) and "Strangers with the Same Dream" (2017), as well as records pertaining to Pick's personal life. These records include draft manuscripts, page proofs, notes, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, day planners, literary publications, journals and memorabilia.

Pick, Alison, 1975-

Alissa York fonds

  • F0715
  • Fonds
  • 1994-2015

Fonds consists of drafts, manuscripts, notes, research material, edits, and character sketches created by Alissa York as part of her process creating her short story collection, Any Given Power (1999), and her novels: Mercy (2003), Effigy (2007), Fauna (2010), and The Naturalist (2016).

York, Alissa

Archie Alleyne fonds

  • F0703
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2015, predominant 1962-2011

Accession consists of material documenting the career of Archie Alleyne as a musician, philanthropist, and influential figure in the Toronto jazz music scene. Material includes collected material on other Toronto-based jazz musicians; posters, photographs, and other memorabilia from performances and events; correspondence; material related to the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund; notebooks; and drafts and research material for his memoir, Colour Me Jazz: The Archie Alleyne Story (2015). Audio-visual material includes recordings of jazz-related programming broadcast on television, audio interviews with jazz musicians, and released and unreleased music performances

Alleyne, Archie

B. W. Powe fonds

  • F0103
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2017

Fonds consists of diaries, journals, professional and personal correspondence, manuscript drafts and other material that document Powe's career as a writer and educator.

Powe, B. W (Bruce W.), 1955-

Barbara Sternberg fonds

  • F0718
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2017

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Barbara Sternberg's activities as an artist, teacher, writer, and activist. In addition to subject files containing materials related to her films, the fonds includes posters, reviews, catalogues, programmes, research and drafts of unrealized projects, course, project, and grant proposals, as well as publications by and about Sternberg. It also includes conference and workshop materials, pedagogical documents, drafts of Sternberg's Cinema Canada column, materials related to screenings, exhibitions, and festivals, as well as correspondence with friends and colleagues, including contemporary Canadian experimental artist Michael Fernandes and former Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke. Records of a personal nature are predominantly limited to correspondence.

Sternberg, Barbara

Barry Callaghan fonds

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

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Barry Callaghan pertaining to his personal life and professional work as a writer, publisher, journalist and teacher. Records in this fonds include manuscripts, correspondence, research notes, audiovisual recordings, teaching files, administrative files, and memorabilia. Some records pertaining to the life and work of his father, Morley Callaghan, are also part of this fonds.

Callaghan, Barry, 1937-

Bernard Ostry fonds

  • F0370
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1990

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

Ostry, Bernard, 1927-

Bernard Zukerman fonds

  • F0202
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2000

Fonds consists of research notes, correspondence, screen plays, draft notes, shot lists, cast lists, crew lists, shooting schedules and other material created and/or accumulated by Zukerman in his work as a producer. Fonds also includes copies of scripts sent to Zukerman for his consideration and personal records including diaries, income tax records and other material.

Zukerman, Bernard, 1943-

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

Bruce Powe fonds

  • F0104
  • Fonds
  • [188-?]-2016

Fonds consists of records documenting Bruce Allen Powe's work as a writer of fiction, reviews and articles, his work as Executive Director for the Ontario Liberal Association, and his public relations career and freelance work for Powe Communications. Records include journals, day planners, notebooks, correspondence and e-mail, research files, scrapbooks, manuscripts and other draft writing, and career-related memorabilia. Also included in the fonds are family photographs and personal memorabilia; Powe's M.A. diploma, thesis and related research files; files, memorabilia and photographs pertaining to his World War II military service; and photographs, memorabilia and other records pertaining to Powe's trip to Ghana in March 1957 as associate private secretary to the Canadian Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys.

Powe, Bruce, 1925-

Canada Dance Festival fonds

  • F0199
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1998

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

Canada Dance Festival

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

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. fonds

  • F0280
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-2012

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. over the course of over 50 years as a literary agency and management company for writers, public speakers, and actors.

The bulk of the records consist of client files which includes correspondence to and from clients; correspondence with publishers, media, sponsors of talks, radio and television producers; publicity material relating to clients including resumes, headshot photographs, schedules, travel arrangements; newspaper clippings; reader's reports; royalty statements; and contracts. There are also audio cassettes and video cassettes of interviews and recordings of the work of some CSWS clients. Notable clients include: Earle Birney, Arthur Black, Harry Boyle, Adrienne Clarkson, Sorel Etrog, Don Harron, Lynn Johnston, Paul Kligman, Mavor Moore, Lister Sinclair, Harry Somers, Ben Wicks, and Chris Wiggins.

There are also general correspondence files, business records (including office diaries for the period, 1951-1965), manuscripts (from clients and unsolicited), and print materials (publishers' catalogues, anthologies of plays, newsletters, copies of labour agreements between the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and ACTRA, and clippings). There is a series of records related to CSWS Ltd. founder, Matie Molinaro, documenting her early life in New York and her work as a war correspondent during the Second World War. Also included is a series devoted to records related to Marshall McLuhan and his estate, long-time clients of CSWS Ltd, which includes correspondence, contracts, notes, drafts, clippings, offprints, photographs, and ephemera.

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd.

Carol Malyon fonds

  • F0454
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2016

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

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

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

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

Malyon, Carol,1933-

Danny Grossman Dance Company fonds

  • F0301
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2015, predominant 1970-2006

Fonds consists of the Danny Grossman Dance Company (DGDC) records generated from development; promotional; and professional associations, government councils, and conference; performance, touring, and educational initiatives activities. Danny Grossman's personal correspondence with family, friends, and industry professionals is also included in the fonds.

Danny Grossman Dance Company

Danny Grossman fonds

  • F0244
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2002, 1963-2002 predominant

Fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence, clippings, programmes and related material that document Grossman's career as a dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company as well as the founding of the Danny Grossman Dance Company. It also includes contracts, grant applications and other financial records, citizenship papers, passports and other collected ephemera.

Grossman, Danny

Desh Pardesh fonds

  • F0522
  • Fonds
  • 1993-2002, predominant 1996-2002

Fonds consists of the administrative records, artist submissions, promotional material, fund raising, financial and operational records of the Desh Pardesh organization relating to its annual conference and arts festival and its year-round events related to South Asian youth, women's issues, fund raising, community development and anti-racist efforts. In addition to administrative records, the fonds also includes the submissions of local and international South Asian artists, dancers, film makers, poets, playwrights, photographers and other performers, including audio-visual, photographic and written material, as well as promotional packages and brochures. Fonds is arranged into 11 series.

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Collective)

Diana Cooper-Clark fonds

  • F0228
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1994

The fonds consists of audio recordings of unedited interviews conducted by Diana Cooper-Clark with major international novelists. Most of these interviews have been published in her two monographs.

Cooper-Clark, Diana

Don Rubin fonds

  • F0144
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1992

Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, brochures and other material that documents Rubin's involvement with the International Theatre Institute.

Rubin, Don, 1943-.

Donna Davey fonds

  • F0506
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2006

Fonds consists of material that documents Davey's career as a writer, director and producer. It includes film proposals, scripts, contracts, research, interview transcripts, photographs, publicity material, productions files, financial records, audio-visual records and other material related to the productions "Locked in - locked out," "Investing in yourself : women, money and self-esteem," "Helen Lucas ... her journey - our journey" and "Michele Landsberg ... iron in her soul," among others.

Davey, Donna

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

Eliza Clark fonds

  • F0207
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2000

The fonds consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of Eliza Clark's work, personal and professional correspondence, copies of articles by or about Clark and other material that documents her career as a writer.

Clark, Eliza, 1963-

Faber & Faber, U.K. : correspondence

File consists of correspondence with Rohinton Mistry's British publisher regarding four repackaged backlist titles, promotion of Mistry's books in India, the Neustadt Prize, the design of book covers, and the work of author Akhil Sharma.

George Papadatos fonds

  • F0661
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2015, predominant 1967-1983

Fonds consists of photographs, news clippings, promotional material, posters, video recordings and documentation related to the political, social and cultural activities of George Papadatos, a Greek citizen who lived in exile in Toronto during the military junta of 1967-1974. Includes materials documenting the coffee house scene on the Danforth, Greek musical acts who toured Canada and the United States in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as student organizing and protests related to local opposition to the military dictatorship in Greece. Also includes photographic material from Papadatos' later life in Greece, where he operated a antiquarian bookstore.

Papadatos, Giorgos

Giller Prize : 10th anniversary

File consists of: correspondence; drafts and galleys for an essay contributed to a special commemorative anthology of Giller Prize winners; and typescript copies of the essays contributed by three other winners.

Giller Prize for A Fine Balance

File consists of a programme for the prize gala, newspaper clippings, and promotional material such as posters and book bags bearing Rohinton Mistry's image.

Giller of all Gillers

File consists of correspondence, interview requests, details of the live television broadcast of presentation of the "Giller of all Gillers" awarded to A Fine Balance by CBC Books on the twentieth anniversary of the Giller Prize.

Mistry, Rohinton, 1952-

Gladys Forrester fonds

  • F0189
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1998

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

Forrester, Gladys

Gordon Vogt fonds

  • F0468
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1985

Fonds consists of correspondence with fellow Crosby collectors and enthusiasts, drafts of essays and articles concerning Crosby written by Vogt, scrapbooks dedicated to Crosby, lists of Crosby recordings, publicity photos and movie stills, magazines, newsletters and other material that documents Vogt's ongoing interest in Bing Crosby's music and work.

Vogt, Gordon, 1947-1985

Harry Knowles Girling fonds

  • F0311
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1971

The fonds consists of Harry Knowles Girling's records pertaining to his activities at York University. It includes reports, minutes and related material from several University committees including the Interim Curriculum Committee, 1961, and the Senate Curriculum Committee, 1962, the Council of the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the English Department. In addition there is a copy proof of 'Five heroic plays,' (1960).

Girling, Harry Knowles

Harry Pollock fonds

  • F0381
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1991, predominant 1950-1990

The fonds consists of records of Harry J. Pollock pertaining to his interest and involvement in theatre and to his research on James Joyce. The fonds includes correspondence and clippings, manuscripts, audio tapes, photographic materials, video cassettes, graphic and cartographic materials.

Pollock, Harry J., 1920-

Herman Arthur Voaden fonds

  • F0440
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1991

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

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Voaden, Herman Arthur, 1903-1991

Hédi Bouraoui fonds

  • F0496
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2011, predominant 1990-1996

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

Bouraoui, Hédi

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

File consists of correspondence, the nominations list (Family Matters was shortlisted as a finalist), and promotional material for the award.

Isadora Duncan collection

  • F0194
  • Collection
  • 1917-1998

The collection consists of programmes, correspondence, articles and press clippings relating to the life and career of Isadora Duncan. Also included are research notes and interview transcripts used by Lillian Loewenthal in support of her book, The Search for Isadora Duncan (1993).

Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927

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

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

Jeanette Heller fonds

  • F0542
  • Fonds
  • 1907-2011, 1930-1965 predominant

Fonds documents Jeanette Heller's activities as a dancer and career in entertainment with records primarily pertaining to her life as a Roxyette (Rockette), USO troupe dancer during World War II and the Korean War, and employee of many dance companies including the American Repertory Theatre Group. Records consist of photographs, newspaper clippings, programmes, annotated maps, correspondence, contracts, and a collection of Jewish recipes.

Heller, Jeanette

Jim Galloway fonds

  • F0686
  • Fonds
  • 1907-2015

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the life and work of Canadian-Scottish Jazz musician and Toronto Jazz Festival founder, Jim Galloway. Records include those pertaining to his early life in Scotland, his work as a booking agent and radio host with CKFM, his administrative roles with the Toronto Jazz Festival, and his life as a performing saxophonist. In addition to the administrative contracts, correspondence, notes, travel records, gig and festival memorabilia, sheet music, and other records pertaining to Galloway's career, the fonds includes extensive audio recordings of Galloway's radio show, Toronto Alive, as well as various other recordings created or compiled by Galloway throughout his career.

Galloway, Jim, 1936-2014

Joan R. Rayfield

  • 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.

John Kastner fonds

  • F0195
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2014

The fonds documents John Kastner's career as a filmmaker and producer. Records in this fonds consist of publicity files, which include biographical information, clippings, flyers and other promotional materials related to his productions; administrative and production files, which include correspondence, budgets, proposals, notes, transcripts and scripts; research materials, which include prison records, articles, books, court transcripts, newspaper clippings and news footage; and audiovisual materials, including video cassettes, DVDs, photographs, and audio recordings. These records pertain to the following programs: "Street Comedy", "Ask a Silly Question", "Somebody's Gotta Do It", "Chickens are People Too", "Rage Against the Darkness", "Romance with a Rapist", "Hunting Bobby Oatway", "House of Secrets", "Monster in the Family", "Monster in the Family: The Struggle Continues", "Sinner in Paradise", "Life with Murder", "NCR: Not Criminally Responsible", and "Out of Sight, Out of Mind".

Kastner, John

John N. Smith fonds

  • F0096
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2008

The fonds consists of material related to John Smith's personal life and to his professional career as a writer, producer and director. It includes screenplays, draft notes for works in progress, shot lists, story boards, call lists and shooting schedules, casting and contact lists, correspondence, research files, press clippings, financial records, and selected printing elements for 16mm and 35mm productions, rough assemblies, rushes and outs on VHS and Beta videocassettes and DVDs.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

Smith, John Newton, 1943-.

Jonathan Lynn fonds

  • F0526
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1995

Fonds consists of videotaped performances of a wide variety of folk musicians at the Mariposa Folk Festival and other venues for broadcast on Rogers' "Highway 10" cable television show, as well as some videocassettes provided by the Mariposa Folk Festival for promotional purposes

Lynn, Jonathan

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

Judith Cowan fonds

  • F0249
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2019

Fonds consists of: personal and professional correspondence, including letters and email exchanged with family and individuals involved in Canada's literary community such as Steven Heighton and David Helwig; essays written while Cowan was a student; correspondence, notes and drafts of her work as a translator; research notes and drafts of her short stories and novels; professorial records including tenure and promotion files, course evaluations, and other material that documents her career as a professor at l'Université de Québec at Trois-Rivières; correspondence and manuscripts relating to her involvement with the literary community in Québec; and examples of Cowan's work with digital photography. Accession 2007-052 includes photographs of Judith Cowan receiving the Governor General's Literary Award in 2004.

Cowan, Judith Elaine

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-

Kennetha McArthur fonds

  • F0143
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1997

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

O'Heany, Kennatha Rose

Larry Weinstein fonds

  • F0668
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1907]-2014, predominant 1972-2014

Fonds consists of research files, correspondence, scripts, production notes, budgetary material, promotional campaigns, awards, posters and assorted film, music, photographic and graphic material related to Larry Weinstein's creative process as a writer, documentary film director, and producer.

Weinstein, Larry

Laura Rosenburg theatre programs collection

  • F0374
  • Collection
  • 1953-1985

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

Rosenburg, Laura

Laurence Hutchman fonds

  • F0565
  • Fonds
  • 1901-2014

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the writing and literary activities of poet Laurence Hutchman. These records, which include poetry drafts and manuscripts, notebooks, research materials, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs and audio cassettes, document Hutchman’s work as a poet, editor, interviewer and professor of English.

Hutchman, Laurence

Lauretta Thistle fonds

  • F0430
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1982

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

Thistle, Lauretta, 1917-

Libby Scheier fonds

  • F0130
  • Fonds
  • 1924, 1948-2001

Fonds consists of records documenting Libby Scheier's personal life, her work as a writer and as a teacher, her involvement with political organizations and with the Writers' Union of Canada. These records include correspondence, draft poems and other writing, draft manuscripts and proofs for her published works, teaching files, publications, newspaper clippings, personal ephemera and memorabilia, childhood diaries and high school notebooks, college papers and lecture notes from Sarah Lawrence College, copies of published articles and other writing by Scheier, pins, and graphic materials including posters, photographs and paintings.

Scheier, Libby

Literary festivals : invitations and correspondence

File consists of documents relating to events that include the Vancouver "Indian Summer" festival, the Abu Dhabi Forum of Arabic and International Literature, the Mumbai International Literary Festival, and gatherings in New Zealand, Galle, and Sri Lanka.

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

Luigi Nasato fonds

  • F0675
  • Fonds
  • 1931-2015

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the personal and professional life of Italian-Canadian artist Luigi Nasato. These records, dating from 1931 to 2015, document Nasato’s early life and education in Istrana, Italy, as well as his emigration to first Argentina and then Toronto, Ontario. The records primarily pertain to Nasato’s artistic output and include several hundred drawings, sketches, paintings, and preliminary studies created over the course of his career, as well as a number of awards granted to Nasato on the basis of his artistic contributions. Many of the artistic works included in the fonds relate to projects completed in Toronto and environs, particularly to mosaic projects created by Nasato at a number of churches in the region. Fonds also includes notes on art history and artistic technique created by Nasato as both a student and professional artist, as well as miscellaneous textual and financial records pertaining to the practicalities of his artistic career. Also included in the fonds is an extensive collection of photographs and clippings, compiled by Nasato over the course of his life, most of which document works of art created by Nasato and others.

Nasato, Luigi, 1924-2014

Lynn Crosbie fonds

  • F0691
  • Fonds
  • [196-]-2016

Fonds consists of records documenting Lynn Crosbie’s work as a writer, journalist and teacher, including manuscripts, draft articles and poems, published copies of her articles and poems, correspondence, videocassettes, audio cassettes, photographs, notebooks, day planners, lecture notes, research materials, course materials and student assignments. Also included in the fonds are personal photographs, correspondence, ephemera, memorabilia, notebooks and sketchbooks.

Crosbie, Lynn, 1963-

Madeleine Boss Lasserre fonds

  • F0674
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1998, predominant 1925-1977

Fonds illustrates Madeleine Boss Lasserre’s career and interests as a music educator of children and adults in Toronto, Ontario. Most of the material was created between 1925 and 1977, while Lasserre was actively employed with the Margaret Eaton School and the Toronto Conservatory of Music. A small subset of the records were created outside of this time span. Records include: Dalcroze teaching and demonstration notes and diagrams; correspondence with colleagues and students; material pertaining to general early childhood education; and material related to the administration and promotion of courses in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Fonds contains notes and notebooks, pamphlets, programmes, correspondence, clippings and scrapbooks, as well as photographs of Lasserre and other members of the Dalcroze and music communities.

Lasserre, Madeleine Boss, 1901-1998

Margaret Avison fonds

  • F0259
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1983

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

Avison, Margaret, 1918-2007

Margaret Laurence collection

  • F0350
  • Collection
  • 1945-1985, 1999

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

Margaret Laurence fonds

  • F0341
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1987

The fonds consists of Margaret Laurence's records pertaining to her activities as a writer and to her personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, financial records, manuscripts, printed material, personal files, graphic materials, sound recordings and moving image records.

Laurence, Margaret, 1926-1987

Marilyn Silverman fonds

  • F0672
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1979

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Marilyn Silverman pertaining to her field research in socio-cultural anthropology. The records in this fonds document in particular her research in Guyana for her MA thesis (1966) and her PhD thesis (1969-1970), as well as a research project on banana production in Ecuador (1978). These records include correspondence, field notes and reports, questionnaires, card indices, interview notes and transcripts, government reports and statistics, police reports, data and work sheets, audio recordings, photographs and maps.

Silverman, Marilyn

Mariposa Folk Foundation fonds

  • F0511
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2015, predominant 1984-2017

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

Mary F. Williamson fonds

  • F0098
  • Fonds
  • 1851-2004, predominant 1965-2004

The fonds consists of material which documents Williamson's career as a fine arts bibliographer, librarian and instructor along with associated professional and scholarly activities. It includes correspondence and reports prepared for collection acquisitions (e.g. Germain Bazin library, archives and postcard collection), other library initiatives, interactions with various library departments, and departments in the Faculty of Fine Arts including visual arts, dance, and theatre; material related to her work on YUFA, PLAYU (Professional Librarians Association of York University), the Librarians' Group, and other York University and library committees; exhibition catalogues, monographs, articles and conference presentations authored by Williamson; and research materials, grant files and teaching files.
The fonds also includes a collection of letters and photographs that Williamson sent home during her stay at various summer camps between 1940 and 1951, material related to the Moore Park Ratepayers' Association, and a collection that Williamson acquired consisting of 63 photocopied letters from literary and artistic figures in Canada such as Susanna Moodie and George Munro Grant, addressed to Louisa Murray (1818-1894), literary critic and writer on feminist issues.

Williamson, Mary F., 1933-

Mary Jane Warner fonds

  • F0574
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2006

Fonds consists of dance notations recorded using Labanotation or Kinetography Laban, created or acquired by Mary Jane Warner and used in her work as a professor of dance. The notations take the form of manuscript symbols hand-drawn by Warner while a student at Ohio State University (including Labanotation for her dissertation), photocopies of works produced by other notators, and printed works published by the Dance Notation Bureau and the Royal Academy of Dancing. The notations are grouped according to elementary, intermediate, and advanced readings, with titles that often include the name of the choreographer and, in some cases, the notator. The works of Doris Humphrey, Ray Cook, Anthony Tudor, George Balanchine, Muriel Topaz, and Ann Hutchinson Guest figure prominently among the notations. The fonds also includes Warner’s lecture notes on the history of dance notation and Labanotation, material on teaching dance, notes for a lecture on E.A. Theleur’s "Letters on dancing : reducing this elegent and healthful exercise to easy scientific principles" (London, 1831), and programs and proceedings from various international conferences on Labanotation and Kinetography Laban.

Warner, Mary Jane

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

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

Nat Taylor fonds

  • F0183
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1999

Fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, contracts, financial records, reports, photographs, video cassettes and sound recordings that document Taylor's career as a film and theatre executive.

Taylor, Nathan A., 1906-

Neustadt International Prize for Literature

File consists of correspondence regarding Rohinton Mistry's nomination, jury information, announcement of the award, an interview request by the BBC, correspondence regarding panels and other events at the Neustadt Festival in Oklahoma, itineraries, and other documents regarding the prize.

Neustadt Prize : keynote speech

File consists of handwritten notes, manuscripts, and drafts of the speech delivered at the University of Oklahoma on 28 September 2012; page proofs for publication of the speech in World Literature Today under the title, "The Road from there to here"; and correspondence.

Neustadt Prize : keynote speech

File consists of a copy of the speech, a video recording of Rohinton Mistry's remarks at the banquet, correspondence, and the contract for publication of the speech in World Literature Today.

Obsidian Theatre Company fonds

  • F0555
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2014

Fonds consists of production material, organizational documents, correspondence, grant applications, budget reports, programs, posters, photographs, video recordings, as well as press coverage and reviews of theatre productions, community workshops, fund-raising concerts, public readings and other events organized and hosted by members of Obsidian Theatre Company's board of directors. Includes material from the following productions: The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (2001-2002), The Piano Lesson (2002-2003), Consecrated Ground (2003-2004), Two Can Play (2004-2005), Cast Iron (2004/2005), Born Ready/Pusha Man (2005-2006), The Monument (2005-2006), Hip Hop (Who Stole the Soul?) (2006-2007), The Polished Hoe (2006-2007), Born Ready (2007-2008), Intimate Apparel (2007-2008), Black Medea (2008-2009), Late (2008-2009), Intimate Apparel (2011), Ruined (2011), Caroline, or Change (2012), Topdog/Underdog (2011), Shakespeare's Nigga (2013), The Whipping Man (2013), The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (2013), dirty butterfly (2013), Nightmare Dream (2014).

Obsidian Theatre Company

Paul Hoffert fonds

  • F0471
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2003

Fonds consists of material that documents Hoffert's career as a composer, musician, author and arts administrator and includes musical scores from the 1950s to the 1990s, audio-visual recordings, administrative files, photographs, clipping and other memorabilia, copies of awards, diaries, e-mail correspondence, drafts of his books and other material.

Hoffert, Paul

Paul James Dwyer fonds

  • F0142
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2013

The fonds documents Paul James Dwyer's activities as a dancer, choreographer, and writer. Records consist mainly of correspondence and subject files relating to various dance companies such as Dance Oremus Danse and the Isadora Duncan School of Modern Dance. There is some documentation on grant applications. Also included are dance programmes, Dwyer's published articles and photographs of colleagues such as Jeanne Bresciani, Lori Belliveau, Nadia Chilkovsky, and Anita Zhan. There are video and audio recordings of interviews and dance performances. Accession 2007-059 includes correspondence with Madeleine Lytton regarding her dance career in the tradition of Isadora Duncan, correspondence and other documentation regarding the collections of books, photographs, and other material pertaining to Duncan owned by Leo and Lillian Loewenthal and Howard Holtzman, Ella Bobrow's book on Irina Odoevtseva, a program for the memorial dance performance for Hortense Kooluris, and promotional material for a wide variety of performers involved in dance, opera, and baroque music.

Dwyer, Paul James

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

Penelope Doob fonds

  • F0729
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2013, 1970-2000 predominant

Fonds consists of records documenting Doob’s activities as a professor at York University and scholar of medieval studies, dance, and medicine. A small amount of personal memorabilia and ephemera of her early life related to her education are included.

Penelope Reed Doob

Peter Flemington fonds

  • F0673
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2014, predominant 1963-2001

Fonds consists of the professional records of Peter Flemington including: correspondence, memorandums, reports, CRTC briefs and applications, meeting minutes, research files, film project files including copies of films and scripts, academic writing project files, and files related to his work as Head of Programming and Development of VisionTV. The records in this fonds document his role in the evolution of religious communication and the development of religious broadcasting in Canada, notably the establishment of VisionTV in 1986.

Fonds contains the following series, based on Flemington’s career:
S00689: Religious Television Associates
S00690: Berkeley Studio
S00691: Peter Flemington Broadcast Services (freelance work)
S00692: The Rosewell Group / Canadian Interfaith Network files
S00693: VisionTV

Flemington, Peter, 1936-

Rachel Zolf fonds

  • F0538
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2008, 1991-2008 predominant

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typesets, cover art, notebooks, video and audio recordings, research materials, photographs, published journals and copies of articles and interviews about Zolf and her poetry. The records document Zolf's work as a poet, editor, critic and as a documentary and experimental filmmaker. Poetry files provide information about Zolf's work in researching, financing, writing, editing and publishing her poetry and her relationships with other poets. Editing files document Zolf's work as a freelance editor and as the founding poetry editor for The walrus magazine. Video production files document Zolf's work as a researcher, producer and director of documentary and experimental video and film.

Zolf, Rachel, 1968-

Ray Robertson fonds

  • F0563
  • Fonds
  • 1997-2013

Fonds consists of annotated drafts, continuity notes and revisions from the novels "Moody Food" (published in 2002), "Gently Down The Stream" (2005), "What Happened Later" (2007) and "David" (2009).

Robertson, Ray, 1966-

Richard Courtney fonds

  • F0156
  • Fonds
  • 1986, 1943-1997

Fonds consists of manuscript and typescript drafts and notes for many of Richard Courtney's works, personal and business correspondence with friends, colleagues, publishers and other individuals and organizations, background and resource material for Courtney's writing and teaching, lecture notes, copies of journals and other publications in which Courtney's work either appeared or which he used as resource material, scrapbooks documenting Courtney's role as an actor and director in a number of productions including those undertaken as a student at Leeds as well as a number of audio-visual samples of his work.

Courtney, Richard, 1927-1997

Rishma Dunlop fonds

  • F0719
  • Fonds
  • [195-?]-2018, predominant 1997-2014

Fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Rishma Dunlop pertaining to her personal life, her work as a university professor, and her literary career. It includes juvenilia, early academic works, and drafts of published and unpublished works (poems, essays, speeches, a novel, and an unpublished memoir). The fonds also includes the edited drafts of submissions and correspondence related to Dunlop’s five published collections of poetry; notes, research and drafts relating to other poems, published and unpublished; personal and professional correspondence; a personal journal; files regarding literary and teaching activities, including grant applications; drafts pertaining to her work as an editor; photographs; and literary ephemera such as posters, programmes, and flyers. The fonds also includes teaching evaluations filled out by Dunlop’s students at York University, as well as some written work and details of final project submissions by graduate students whose work was supervised by Dunlop.

Dunlop, Rishma, 1956-

Rita Greer Allen fonds

  • F0596
  • Fonds
  • [1930?]-2005

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by Rita Greer Allen pertaining to her career as a freelance writer, researcher and broadcaster for radio and television, her work as an artist and sculptor, and her interest in and research about Jungian psychology. These records document Greer Allen's writing of dramatic and documentary scripts for radio and television in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, particularly her adaptations of short stories, novels and plays. Radio scripts written in the 1940s in collaboration with her husband, Robert Greer Allen, are also part of this fonds, as are scripts, audio recordings, interview transcripts and research materials pertaining to Greer Allen's writing, production and on-screen presenting work in the 1960s and 1970s for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) television program "Take 30". Correspondence and contracts pertaining to her work are included in the fonds and illustrate the long-term freelance nature of Greer Allen's radio and television writing for the CBC, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and others. The fonds documents Greer Allen's lifelong interest in art, particularly her work in the 1970s and 1980s as an artist and sculptor of raku pottery. Personal records, correspondence, research files and records pertaining to Greer Allen's travels are also included. Records in this fonds are correspondence, scripts, transcripts, notes and notebooks, photographs, audio recordings, day planners, artwork, research materials, newspaper clippings, posters, and personal memorabilia.

Greer Allen, Rita, 1918-2010

Robert A. Lawson fonds

  • F0521
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1982

The fonds consists primarily of colour slides and black and white negatives that chronicle Lawson's activities over 25 years as a CBC production designer, particularly with colleague and friend, producer Norman Campbell, and their collaborations for CBC artistic television productions such as The Gondoliers (1962), Romeo and Juliet with Celia Franca (1965), Hansel and Gretel with Maureen Forrester (1970), Giselle (1975), Cinderella with Veronica Tennant, Jeremy Blanton and Lois Smith (1968), Swan Lake with Erik Bruhn and Lois Smith (1961 and 1967), the Nutcracker with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (1974), la Rondine with Teresa Stratas (1971), The Wonder of It All (1972), and the Karen Kain Super Special (1978). Other programs documented include More Joy in Heaven (1964), Hatch's Mill, The Masseys, Stephen Leacock, Wayne and Shuster television specials, A Case for the Court, Troubled Heart, Wojeck, and The Road among other programmes. There are also previously unseen photographs of pianist Glenn Gould with violinist Yehudi Menuhin in 1965, and in conversation with Bruno Monsaingeon in 1980. The photographs include many candid shots of iconic Canadian stage and television personalities including Gordon Pinsent, Celia Franca, Karen Kain, Veronica Tennant, Nadia Potts, Erik Bruhn, Norman Campbell, Wayne and Shuster, Christopher Plummer, Maureen Forrester, Margot Kidder, Robert Farnon, and others. Records also include some storyboards, drawings, slides and notes related to the Chroma-Key technique developed by Lawson and Campbell, program reviews, clippings, complimentary and congratulatory letters to and from Lawson, and about Lawson's work.

Lawson, Robert A.

Robert Casto fonds

  • F0175
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1952]-1993

Fonds consists of personal and business correspondence, reviews, notes, drafts and manuscripts of poems and musical compositions which document the career of Robert Casto.

Casto, Robert Clayton

Robert Christie fonds

  • F0192
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1996, predominant 1913-1996

The fonds consists of material which documents both Christie's acting and pedagogical careers as well as material related to his family and personal life. Includes correspondence and subject files, photographs, playbills, scripts and production files, books, plays and reference materials, financial records, sound recordings, and scrapbooks containing reviews. The fond is arranged in the following series:

Christie, Robert, 1913-1996

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

Rohinton Mistry fonds

  • F0180
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2014

The fonds consists of records that document Mistry's career as a writer, including financial records, personal and professional correspondence, publicity files, first editions and translations of his published works, notes, drafts and galleys of his short stories, travel essays and novels, including "Tales from Firoszsha Baag," "Such a Long Journey," "A Fine Balance," and "Family Matters." It also includes records documenting his work with his literary agent and publishers, his selection to the Oprah Book Club, the burning and banning of "Such a Long Journey" at the University of Mumbai in September 2010, Mistry's involvement with literary festivals and awards, and his support of organizations devoted to literacy, humanitarianism, and writers.

Mistry, Rohinton, 1952-

Royal Society of Literature

File consists of letters of invitation to accept a fellowship, its acceptance in 2010, and subsequent correspondence regarding the Society's activities.

Ruth Dworin fonds

  • F0491
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1999

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.

Dworin, Ruth

Ruth McVeigh fonds

  • F0582
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2006, predominant 1989-2000

Fonds consists of news clippings and correspondence related to the Mariposa Folk Festival, which Ruth (Jones) McVeigh founded in 1961. Also includes three audio cassettes of recordings from the 1961 festival as well as festival buttons from various festivals and a felt banner from the 1963 festival.

McVeigh, Ruth

Sarah Sheard fonds

  • F0277
  • Fonds
  • 1944, 1972-2012

Fonds consists of records documenting Sheard's activities as an writer, editor, educator and psychotherapist, and includes agendas, personal and professional correspondence, notes, draft manuscripts and resource material related to uncollected short stories, non-fiction writing and to her novels "Almost Japanese", "The Swing Era", "The Hypnotist" and "Krank: love in the new dark times".

Sheard, Sarah

Selma Odom fonds

  • F0544
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2008

Fonds consists of records acquired by Selma Odom over the course of her career as a dance scholar and educator. Includes dance, theatre, music and other performing arts programs, brochures, flyers, magazines, and newsletters collected by Odom between 1972 and 2008.

Odom, Selma Landen

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