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 Warners lecture notes on the history of dance notation and Labanotation, material on teaching dance, notes for a lecture on E.A. Theleurs "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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Series consists of listings and artist files related to the finalists in the Jean A. Chalmers Award for choreography, an award run by the Dance in Canada Association, and a video collection managed by the Sound and Moving Image Library (SMIL).
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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.
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
Fonds consists of records documenting Terrill Maguire’s dance and choreography career, the formation and management of her dance and music festival, Inde, as well as her work as an instructor in the dance department of York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts. These records include correspondence, day planners, grant applications, proposals, course materials, contracts, memorabilia, photographs, videocassettes, audio reels, cassettes and compact discs.
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.
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.
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.
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 (childrens 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.
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.
Fonds consists of records documenting Susan Swan's personal life and professional activities as a writer, university professor, journalist and advocate for the arts, including correspondence, notebooks, day planners, research materials, photographs, lecture notes, sound recordings, promotional materials and manuscript drafts pertaining to Swan's novels and other writing projects.
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.
Fonds consists of musical recordings on one 1/4" audio reel, performed by Deva Prasad Das on vocals and mardal with Shankaran on flute. These performances were intended to accompany the Deba Prasad Das style of Odissi dance. Consists of three separate performances: "Nindata Chandana" Abhinaya, Ashtapadi (an expression-based dance); "Natangi" and a Boomija folk dance from Orissa. These recordings were made to accompany performances by Sukanya Rahman.
Also includes four VHS recordings of performances by Rahman in various venues in the 1990s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The fonds documents Dance Umbrella of Ontario’s operational and administrative activities. Records consist of financial records; grant applications and contracts; publications; correspondence and reports; and program files. Also included are special project records pertaining to events such as Arts Vote ‘94, Dance 2020, Artsweek, and Forward Motion.
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.
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.
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.