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World War, 1914-1918
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J.L. Granatstein fonds

  • F0316
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 2017

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.

Robert Laird Borden fonds

  • F0267
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1922

The fonds consists of a typescript carbon copy of Robert Laird Borden's dairies for the period, 1912-1922. This covers the war years, the passage of the War Measures Act, the introduction of income tax in Canada, the organization of the Union government, and related topics.

Borden, Robert Laird, 1854-1937

Edward Snowden collection

  • F0413
  • Collection
  • 1914-1943

The collection consists of war diaries of the 2nd Field Company of Canadian Engineers (including Intelligence summaries and progress reports) for the period, 1915-1919, 1940-1941 (latter dates confined to Fort York, Toronto). In addition, there are regimental documents including list of regimental numbers, officers and men discharged (1915-1918), nominal rolls, transfer rolls, daily register, register of recruits (1930-1943), and company orders (1921-1925).

Snowden, Edward

Paul Sullivan fonds

  • F0141
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1971

The fonds consists of correspondence to Paul Sullivan from family members, including 22 letters from cousin Vernon Sullivan written between 1911-1915 and describing the daily life, concerns, and opinions of a young man first as a farm worker, and then teacher, on the prairies immediately prior to enlisting to fight in World War I at the age of 16. There are also ca. 40 letters from brother Edgar Sullivan written between 1914-1943 describing the life of a homesteader who has moved to Saskatchewan to homestead and operate a business during difficult economic times. The fonds also includes diaries (1915-1971), municipal tax notices (1886-1961), personal correspondence, family wills, deeds and mortgages (from 1848), some business papers, 4 newspapers, a child's book, ca. 15 photographs and 3 business ledgers (1934-1950). The letters are arranged chronologically.

Sullivan, Paul, 1895-1971

Herbert Hunt fonds

  • F0683
  • Fonds
  • 1926-[20--?], predominant 1926-1938

Fonds consists of diaries, account books, crop records, photographs, publications and drafts written by Hunt, correspondence, contracts, receipts, government documents and publications, newspaper and magazine articles, maps, and ephemera. Hunt’s correspondence with various government officials and travel coordinators documents his enrollment in the Settlement Scheme, and the processes involved in migrating from England to Canada. Hunt’s participation in the scheme is further documented by his accumulation of government publications and legal documents, as well as the journals and receipts that pertained to his farming activities. Photographs and maps depict Hedgerows farm and its location. Newspaper and magazine clippings and other printed ephemera collected by Hunt, while in Saskatchewan and after his return to England, record his continued interest in the fates of his fellow settlers. Although Hunt published an essay recounting his experiences positively, his drafts speak of his ultimate discontent with the Settlement Scheme.

Hunt, Herbert William

John D. Harbron family fonds

  • F0319
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2009, predominantly 1960-2009

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by John D. Harbron, his wife Sheila E. Harbron, and some other members of their extended family. The collection mainly consists of John D. Harbron's correspondence, newspaper articles, and his personal, professional, and academic research and writings about Cuba and Latin America. The files also include essays and speeches by Harbron, as well as correspondence with editors and dignitaries, both national and international. The fonds also includes a large number of articles written by John D. Harbron for Canadian and international publications. The files belonging to Sheila Harbron contain personal records as well as genealogical research files, which include records and photographs tracing the Buck, Harbron, Hardy, Lester, Matheson, and Ryerson families.

Additionally, John D. Harbron's Cuban and Latin American book and pamphlet collection has been added to the Special Collections.

Harbron, John D.

Ernest H. Bartlett fonds

  • F0122
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1971

Fonds consists of personal files containing correspondence, articles, photographs, certificates, etc. relating to Ernest Bartlett’s family and career with the Toronto Telegram.

Bartlett, E. H. (Ernest Henry), 1903-

Shore family fonds

  • F0543
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1945

The fonds consists primarily of approximately 50 letters written to Mrs. Thomas Shore, and one to Jennie Shore. Most of the letters were written by Mrs. Shore's son Charles W. Shore, and about thirteen of these were sent to Mrs. Shore by her cousin, Andy Bach. There are also about a dozen letters of recommendations for Ivan Bradshaw Miles Barr.

Shore (family)

Dorothy Stepler fonds

  • F0170
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1945

Fonds consists of diaries and approximately 150 letters of Gordon Stepler written during World War I and sent to his parents and sister. Also included are postcards, a discharge certificate, a photograph album and other photographs, a pay book, leave passes and other ephemera, as well as letters to Gordon Stepler's family from friends of Gordon Stepler and articles by Dorothy Stepler regarding her brother's participation in World War I, and pamphlets related to World War I and World War II.

Stepler, Dorothy

Beer family fonds

  • F0375
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

Fonds consists of correspondence between Captain James R. Allan and Vivien Beer of Strathroy, Ontario before Captain Allan, was killed; press clippings and photographs of Captain Allan and Private Walter Beer while serving in World War I and scenes of various members of the Beer family.

Beer (family)

WWI + misc. photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the National Archives of Canada (formerly known as Public Archives of Canada prior to 1987), the City of Toronto Archives, Manitoba Archives, and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canadian military history, predominantly Canada's involvement in World War I. The material was likely collected for the book, Hell's Corner: An Illustrated History of Canada's Great War, 1914-1918 (2004).

WWII photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the National Archives of Canada (formerly known as Public Archives of Canada prior to 1987), the City of Toronto Archives, Manitoba Archives, and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canadian military history, predominantly Canada's involvement in World War II. The material was likely collected for the book, The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005).

WWII photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the National Archives of Canada (formerly known as Public Archives of Canada prior to 1987), the City of Toronto Archives, Manitoba Archives, and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canadian military history, predominantly Canada's involvement in World War II. The material was likely collected for the book, The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005).

Breakout Currie project (failed)

File consists of correspondence and research material related to a project to write a biography of General Sir Arthur William Currie. The project was later abandoned. The file also includes a text by John Wood, an amateur historian from Sebringville, Ontario, titled, "Bloody Marvellous! Why the Great War Ended Early: The Unheeded Story of the Canadian Corps and General Sir Arthur William Currie" (2013).

Frank Teskey : diary + letters WWI

File consists of correspondence with D.C. Teskey, regarding excerpts from letters and diaries written by Frank Teskey, who served in World War I, and photocopies of the documents.

WWI documents

File consists of reproductions of primary source documentsl, notes, and correspondence related to research on the experience of Canadian soldiers in the First World War. File includes printed copies of letters from the front, retrieved from www.canadianletters.ca.

Afghanistan : Lessons Learned?

File consists of correspondence and clippings related to the debate over the Afghanistan war and the book, Lessons Learned? What Canada Should Learn from Afghanistan (2011).