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Zdenka Volavka fonds

  • F0132
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-1999

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

Volavka, Zdenka

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 research and subject files, his City Hall files and personal files.

Kilbourn, William

Wenona Giles fonds

  • F0713
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2004, predominant 1982-1995

Fonds consists of research material created and collected by Wenona Giles as part of her anthropological studies of Portuguese migrant women in London, United Kingdom, and Toronto, Canada. Fonds includes, field notes, interview transcripts, questionnaires, reports and other collected research material.

Giles, Wenona

Virginia Rock fonds

  • F0600
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2014, predominant 1962-2006

Fonds consists of material related to Virginia Rock's research for her doctoral dissertation and other academic writing pertaining to the Twelve Southern Agrarians. Records include research notes and index cards, photocopies of newspaper clippings, book reviews, literary criticism, journal articles, and photocopies of material written by or about the Southern Agrarians regarding their lives and work, as well as their correspondence with Rock. The fonds also contains Rock's personal and professional correspondence, drafts of Rock's final dissertation and articles, records concerning her involvement with the Canadian Women's Studies Association, as well as materials pertaining to Rock's work as a professor at York University, including information about Stong College, syllabi, course kits and reading lists, information about symposiums she attended, and items relating to her work as an instructor and advisor for the Graduate Women's Studies Programme. Also included in the fonds are records pertaining to Rock's experience teaching American literature as a Fulbright visiting professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow between 1962 and 1964. These records, which include photographs, correspondence and memorabilia, document Rock's activities while in Poland as well as her return visits to Poland in later years and her general interest in the country. An issue of the Polish magazine "Ameryka," featuring an article about Virginia Rock, has been added to Special Collections; an English translation is available in the fonds.

Rock, Virginia J., 1923-2015

Vincent Vaitiekunas fonds

  • F0210
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1993

Fonds mainly consists of material relating to Vincent Vaitiekunas career as a film maker and includes production notes, scripts, correspondence and film reels.

Vaitiekunas, Vincent

Terrill Maguire fonds

  • F0659
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2014

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.

Maguire, Terrill

T.J.A. Le Goff fonds

  • F0342
  • Fonds
  • 1981

The fonds consists of a typescript of Le Goff's 'Vannes and its region...,' published by Oxford, 1981.

Le Goff, T. J. A.

Sydney Eisen fonds

  • F0209
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1998

The fonds consists of records created by Sydney Eisen in his capacity as a professor and university administrator in the Department of History and Humanities at York University as well as is research pertaining to Victorian Studies and Frederic Harrison, and involvement with the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario and the Centre for Research of Latin America and the Caribbean. Types of records include subject files, academic and professional correspondence, course outlines, lecture notes, research notes, committee minutes, and student references.

Eisen, Sydney

Susan Swan fonds

  • F0113
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2017

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.

Swan, Susan

Seth Feldman fonds

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

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

Feldman, Seth, 1948-

Selma Zimmerman fonds

  • F0488
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1994

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

Zimmerman, Selma

Ruth Morris fonds

  • F0461
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2001

Fonds consists of materials relating to Morris' personal and professional life as a social activist, advocate for prison abolition, writer and lecturer including pamphlets, notes, drafts of articles and books written by her, monographs, published and unpublished articles, photos, clippings, personal and professional correspondence as well as volumes of Morris' detailed diaries.

Morris, Ruth, 1933-2001

Roy Israel Wolfe fonds

  • F0448
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1983

The fonds mainly consists of records pertaining to Roy Israel Wolfe's research activities and publications.

Wolfe, Roy Israel, 1917-

Roger Kuin fonds

  • F0340
  • Fonds
  • 1972

The fonds consists of a collection of student essays on the question: 'Why did you come to university?', which was submitted to Professor Roger Kuin's second year class in English literature in 1972.

Kuin, Roger

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

Robert M. Laxer fonds

  • F0179
  • Fonds
  • [193-?]-1998

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Robert Laxer's family life, teaching, writing, and political activities. It includes correspondence, manuscripts and drafts, political pamphlets, research notes and reports.

Laxer, Robert M.

Robert J. Drummond fonds

  • F0587
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2014

Fonds consists of Drummond's course notes as a student in Canadian political science including his doctoral thesis; various draft papers and chapter contributions, especially his work on several editions of The Government and Politics of Ontario; records pertaining to Drummond's work on the Task Force on Liberal Arts Education; documentation regarding a conference and festshrift honouring the first Chair of the Department of Political Science Douglas Verney, including proposed papers (the festshrift was not completed); records documenting Drummond's YUFA activities, particularly with regard to retirement and pension issues; conference papers and lecture notes; correspondence pertaining to his work and achievements at York University; and photographs of Drummond taken at York University events. It also includes copies of Drummond's poetic writings pertaining to Robert Burns' dinners, odes to York faculty and staff, and essays and memorabilia from his days as an undergraduate student at York.

Drummond, Robert J.

Robert D. Cuff and J.L. Granatstein fonds

  • F0299
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1978

The fonds consists of a typescript copy, with handwritten corrections, of 'Accommodation with Empire: Canadian American economic relations, 1945-1950,' by Robert D. Cuff and J.L. Granatstein which was published in 1978 by Samuel Stevens Hackkert & Co., under the title 'American dollars-Canadian prosperity: Canadian-American economic relations, 1945-1950,' and correspondence and readers reports relating to the book.

Cuff, Robert D.

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 A. Kenedy fonds

  • F0466
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2005

Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports and newsletters from various men's rights organizations such as 'Fathers for Justice', newspaper clippings documenting issues of interest to the movement as well as other related material that documents Kenedy's ongoing research into the men's rights movement. Fonds also includes copies of presentations made at the annual conferences of the National Orientation Directors Associations, as well as samples of orientation literature that was published by universities in Canada and the United States for first-year students and their parents.

Kenedy, Robert A.

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-

Richard Jarrell fonds

  • F0721
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2019

Fonds consists of records documenting Richard Jarrell's work as an academic and historian of science, his teaching and service activities as a professor at York University, and his interest in environmental conservancy. Records include correspondence and memoranda, research materials and notes, draft articles and manuscripts, copies of published writing, photographs, university notebooks and essays, York University course materials, and textbooks written by Jarrell.

Jarrell, Richard A., 1946-2013

Ray Ellenwood fonds

  • F0474
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2004

Fonds consists of material that documents Ellenwood's career as an academic, translator and writer.

Ellenwood, Ray

Peter Morris fonds

  • F0653
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2010

Fonds consists of Morris's teaching notes; research notes on Canadian filmmakers and Canadian film topics reviews of Morris's books, notes and research files for his book David Cronenberg : A delicate balance; Canadian Encyclopedia of Film files; Film Studies Association of Canada files; original notes, documents and correspondence pertaining to Canadian film in the 1960s; CBC minutes from the 1930s; research material on John Grierson; files on individual Canadian films; notes on his archival research; nots of public film archives in Canada; misc files on Canadian film topics; annotated research files on the Canadian film industry, Canadian film personalities, bureaucrats, independent films, documentaries, censorship, exhibitions, the National Film Board; Canadian film research reports (1939-1953); masters papers by students doing research on Canadian cinema; research file on Nell and Ernest Shipman; John Grierson research files; research files on Canadian television and on the CBC.

Morris, Peter

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

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

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 Herzberg fonds

  • F0235
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2008, 1966-2008 predominant

Fonds consists of material related to the professorial career of Paul Herzberg, including course files relating to undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and psychology and the Keller Plan statistics course. Fonds also includes material that documents other personal and professional activities, including textbook notes and drafts, diaries, personal correspondence and reference letters. Records have been arranged by the donor into the following series:

Herzberg, Paul A., 1936-

Paul Axelrod fonds

  • F0224
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2015

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.

Otto Friedman fonds

  • F0308
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1978

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes and notebooks, index cards as well as a large volume of photocopied articles used by Otto Friedman in his teaching, research and writing activity. These include notes taken during his own education in England. In addition, there are typed lecture notes for courses he taught at York, as well as typescripts of articles and lectures by Friedman, and a typescript draft of his 'Masaryk's social philosophy and critique of Marxism,'. There are also course reading lists, some student materials (class lists, including some with student grades, student essays, and correspondence) and some correspondence and printed materials relating to York University, including calendars and handbooks. There is some material dating from Friedman's time as a management consultant in London, England, including studies of management styles in British firms. The posters are reproductions of paintings by masters (Picasso, Utrillo, etc.), that appear to have hung in his office.

Friedman, Otto

O.R. Lundell fonds

  • F0182
  • Fonds
  • [1960]-1995

The fonds documents O.R. Lundell's activities as a professor and university administrator. Records consist of correspondence, course notes, evaluations and advising material. Also included are reports, minutes and background material relating to the design requirements of the Chemistry department within the new Chemistry and Computer Science Building, the Canadian Institute for Research in Atmospheric Chemistry and the Science Olympics.

Lundell, O.R.

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

Murray George Ross fonds

  • F0398
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1992

The fonds consists of personal records of Murray Ross as well as records pertaining to his career as a scholar and professor. It also includes records pertaining to his involvement into various charitable and corporate boards and bodies.

Ross, Murray G.

Morris Katz fonds

  • F0335
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-1985, predominant 1947-1979

The fonds documents Morris Katz activities related to environmental issues as a consultant for various organizations, as a researcher, author and editor. It also documents his teaching activities.

Katz, Morris

Mildred Bakan fonds

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

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

Bakan, Mildred

Michael Mandel fonds

  • F0663
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2013

Fonds consists of records documenting the work and activities of Michael Mandel in his roles as a professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School, as a writer and lawyer, and as a political activist. These records include draft articles and academic papers, course materials and lecture notes, correspondence, memoranda, research files, newspaper and magazine clippings, posters and event notices.

Mandel, Michael, 1948-2013

Michael H. Kater fonds

  • F0456
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1961]-1999

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 and Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany; professorial files (such as lecture notes and course evaluations).

Michael Davey fonds

  • F0724
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2017, predominant 1990-2010

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Michael Davey's work as an artist and professor at York University. Included are course descriptions; exhibition catalogues and invitations; donation agreements; portfolios of drawings, photographs, and paintings; and sculptures of 9 hockey blades and a granite puck sandblasted with the image of Maurice Richard's and Gordie Howe's eye and elbow.

Davey, Michael

Michael A. Gilbert fonds

  • F0706
  • Fonds
  • [196-?]-2014

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the work and activities of Michael A. Gilbert. These records document Gilbert’s work as a professor of philosophy and administrator at York University, as a writer and lecturer in the areas of argumentation theory and transgender theory, and as a writer of literary fiction. Records in this fonds include correspondence and day planners, academic papers and articles, draft manuscripts and screenplays, notes, course materials and lecture notes, photographs, and conference materials.

Gilbert, Michael A.

Maurice Elliott fonds

  • F0238
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2005

The fonds consists of citations given by Dr. Elliott as University Orator and includes biographical information, correspondence, programmes, and drafts created or used for writing the citations. Fonds includes correspondence, mission statement samples, and supporting reference information documenting Dr. Elliott's role in developing York University's Mission Statement.

Elliott, Maurice Slater, 1937-2016

Mary Louise Bogart and John Edward Page collection

  • F0372
  • Collection
  • 1909-1982, predominant 1957-1973

The collection consists of material related to James Milner's career in the area of community planning law and includes a copy of the article written by Mary Louise Bogart and John Edward Page on Milner as well as correspondence relating to its publication. In addition, there is material on the Town Planning Institute of Canada (TPIC), predominantly materials of a historical nature. There are also several audio reels and cassettes of interviews with planners and members of the TPIC who were Milner's colleagues. Finally, there are some microfilm copies of studies done in the area of land conservation. Some of this material was removed from the Milner fonds during the time it was held by the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.

Bogart, Mary Louise, 1935-

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

Margaret Beare fonds

  • F0135
  • Fonds
  • 1994-1996

Fonds consists of the records relating to the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston (Arbour Commission)(1996), including background papers, research papers, testimony, and the final printed report that studied the operations and management of the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario, and the incidents that occurred there starting 22 April 1994.

Beare, Margaret E.

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-

Leo Panitch fonds

  • F0164
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1997

Fonds consists of material which documents Panitch's long standing interest in British and Canadian labour history including notes, drafts and other material related to his PhD thesis "UK Labour and Incomes Policy" and to his books "The Assault on Trade Union Freedoms: From Consent to Coercion" and "The End of Parliamentary Socialism". It also includes research files related to the British Labour Party, new labour left, the Canadian State, political economy and political power, labour in Canada and coporatism.

Panitch, Leo, 1945-

Lee Lorch fonds

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

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

Lorch, Lee

John Warkentin fonds

  • F0184
  • Fonds
  • [194-?], 1951-2011

Fonds consists of research notes, lectures notes, teaching material and an extensive collection of photographic slides used for research and teaching created or accumulated by John Warkentin.

Warkentin, John, 1928-

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

John R. Seeley fonds

  • F0405
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1971, predominant 1960-1963

The fonds consists of correspondence of John R. Seeley, materials related to several York University committees (On Undergraduate Studies, President's Advisory, Campus Planning, Curriculum, Social Science Curriculum, Senior Staff Recruitment), departments (Sociology, Atkinson College, Psychology) and bodies (Senate, Faculty Council, Senior Common Room), as well as material on individual faculty members. There is also material relating to the Ford Foundation, which provided funding to the university in its infancy, correspondence and reports for President Murray Ross, as well as documentation of the dispute of 1962-1963 at York University.

Seeley, J. R. (John Ronald), 1913-2007

John Joseph Frederick Bruckmann fonds

  • F0272
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1965

The fonds consists of York University-related records of John Joseph Frederick Bruckmann including curriculum planning (minutes of the Curriculum Committee, reading lists, correspondence), the Council of the Faculty of Arts and Science (1962-1965), the Residential College Committee (minutes - 1962), the Committee on Research (1962) and the Senate (1961-1965). In addition, there is material of a general nature relating to early appointments at the University, staff directories and announcements of social events.

Bruckmann, John Joseph Frederick

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.

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.

Jerome Ch'en fonds

  • F0286
  • Fonds
  • 1954

The fonds consists of Jerome Ch'en's collection of statements of delegates to the Geneva Conference in 1954 [1955?], along with newspaper clippings and related material concerning the Korean War.

Ch'en, Jerome

Janice Newton fonds

  • F0655
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-2014

Fonds consists of records pertaining to research and administrative work performed by Janice Newton in her capacity as a PhD student and, later, faculty member in the Department of Political Science at York University. These records, which date from the 1970s until 2014, document research performed by Newton as she completed her 1987 doctoral dissertation and adapted this dissertation into a monograph in 1995, as well as her work as chief editor of the 2001 publication Voices in the Classroom. The records also document research and administrative tasks performed by Newton in her role as a contributing faculty member within the Department of Political Science at York University. Included in the fonds are research materials, correspondence, scrapbooks, administrative records, audio and video recordings, and photographic prints and negatives created or accumulated by Newton.

Newton, Janice, 1952-

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 M. Gillies fonds

  • F0310
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1971

The fonds consists James Gillies' records pertaining to his activities as educator, author and politician. It contains personal records.

Gillies, James M.

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.

J.D. Keehn fonds

  • F0109
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1995

Fonds consists of J.D. (Jack) Keehn’s published articles (1951-1990), speaking engagements (1951-1994), research files, professorial files, photographs and negatives for graphs used in publications, draft manuscripts for published and unpublished works, book reviews, essays, and press clippings.

Keehn, J.D., 1925-1995

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 -

Ian Gentles fonds

  • F0106
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2017

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Gentles’ roles as a professor of history at York University, as an active member of the Coalition for Life, and as Vice-President and Research Director of the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research. These include files related to Gentles' teaching at Glendon College, York University and Tyndale University College, his research and publishing activities in the field of history, as well as records pertaining to his administrative activities at York. They also includes files related to Gentles’ research in bioethics—primarily on the subjects of abortion and assisted suicide—as well as records related to the administrative activities of the Coalition for Life and the deVeber Institute.

Gentles, Ian

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

Harry W. Arthurs fonds

  • F0255
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2016

Fonds consists of Arthurs' records pertaining to his activities including: administrative files for York University and Osgoode Hall Law School, 1961-2006; teaching files, ca. 1961-2009; speeches, 1985-2007; research and writing files, 1957-2008; community service files, 1962-1997; UAW Public Review Board case files, 1967-1977; arbitration case files, 1966-1984; and correspondence, 1958-2007 (predominant 1971-2007). Accession 2007-014 consists of documents for the Federal Labour Standards Review, including correspondence, annotated published and typescript reference material, briefs and notes from the hearings, research projects on labour standards, and drafts of the final report and recommendations. Accession 2009-010 contains records created while with Ontario's Expert Commission on Pensions, including research papers, agendas and submissions for public hearings, briefing notes, and working files.

Arthurs, Harry W., 1935-

Harry S. Crowe fonds

  • F0297
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, typescripts, reports, publications, research materials, legal documents, course materials, student essays, and administrative material relating Harry S. Crowe activities at York University and Atkinson College, at the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers, with the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism and related subjects.

Crowe, Harry Sherman, 1922-1981

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-

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

H. Roy Merrens fonds

  • F0356
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1999

The fonds consists of records accumulated by Roy Merrens as a result of his activities as a geographer, professor, and member of various associations, authorities, and boards. The records have been physically arranged by the creator by subject; the original order has been maintained. They include maps, correspondence, minutes and agenda of meetings, mailing lists, reports, drafts, notes, press releases, proposals, copies of legislation, affidavits, telegrams, statistical data tables, newspaper clippings, journal articles, photographs, slides and a postcard. Also included is a file containing articles and reports about the geography, landscape and architecture of York University.

Merrens, Roy

H. Ian Macdonald fonds

  • F0150
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1995

Fonds consists of Hugh Ian Macdonald's Ontario government economist files, his speeches, correspondence, day books, York University Presidential files, Community service files, Ontario Advisory Committee on Confederation files, York International files, and his IDEA Corporation files.

Macdonald, Hugh Ian,1929-

Graham Reed fonds

  • F0390
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1988

The fonds partially documents Granham Reed's research activities in psychology for the period of 1948-1988.

Reed, Graham

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

Gerda Wekerle fonds

  • F0234
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1974

The fonds consists of interviews, selected newspaper clippings pertaining to the Fine Arts Building and its architect, reports, and surveys documenting a controversial study by Dr. Wekerle and her students on their move into the new Fine Arts Building at York University in 1973-1974.

Wekerle, Gerda R.

George G. Bell fonds

  • F0376
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1992

Fonds consists of records documenting the career of George Bell as a university administrator and professor, founding director of CIIPS, and President of the CISS. Also includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, working papers, reports, and reference and research materials.

Bell, George G.

G.R. Lowther fonds

  • F0174
  • Fonds
  • [1983]

The fonds consists of handwritten notebooks relating to G.R. Lowther's research in archaeology and evolutionary theory.

Lowther, G.R.

Frank Zingrone fonds

  • F0467
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2008

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Frank Zingrone pertaining to his university education, his work as a professor of communications at York University, and his activities as a writer and critic. These records include personal and professional correspondence, subject files and notes, memorabilia, conference materials, student papers, lecture and course materials, as well as article drafts and manuscripts for published and unpublished works including "Addiction to illusion" (unpublished), "The media symplex", "Strange attraction" (poetry) "Who was Marshall McLuhan?", "The invisible revolution", "Essential McLuhan" and "Traces" (poetry).

Zingrone, Frank

Eric Trist fonds

  • F0681
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-2014, predominant 1919-1993

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the life and work of social scientist Eric Trist. Records include photographs and textual material pertaining to Trist's early life and education in Dover, England, student records from his time at Cambridge and Yale Universities, and material related to his career as a theorist and academic in the fields of psychology and organizational development. These latter records consist of publications, presentations and other writings authored or co-authored by Eric Trist, records pertaining to Trist's teaching career in both the United States and Canada, and material related to the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, of which Trist was a founding member.

Trist, Eric Lansdown, 1909-1993

Ellen Baar fonds

  • F0226
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1998

Fonds consists of Ellen Baar's course readings, research materials, drafts of published works, committee minutes and supporting documents, notes, and correspondence relating to her work on government regulation, compliance and environmental issues.

Baar, Ellen

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-

Edgar Wardwell McInnis fonds

  • F0353
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1973, predominant 1930-1968

The fonds consists of McInnis' publication files, including scholarly articles and correspondence, drafts, research notes, photographs, and other material for "The Long Cold Peace: Treaty Making after World War II", "The East", "Canada: A Political and Social History", "North American Nations", and other works. Fonds also includes professorial files documenting his teaching at the University of Toronto and York University; Canadian Institute of International Affairs files; research files; and other material reflecting his varied interests in history, current events and world politics.

McInnis, Edgar, 1899-1973

Edgar J. Dosman fonds

  • F0557
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1911]-2010

Consists of Dosman's project records and research files pertaining to his critically-acclaimed biography of Raul Prebisch. There are project correspondence files including photographs, notebooks, letters and notes from Prebisch's widow, interview files, and secondary biographies; special correspondence files between Prebisch and his colleagues and contemporaries; unpublished transcripts of Prebisch's "conversations" with colleagues; tributes on the occasion of Prebisch's death; manuscript drafts; copies of Prebisch texts and writings; considerable rare secondary source material from Argentina, Chile and other South American countries, CEPAL, critics and scholarly papers; correspondence files; government documents; office correspondence between CEPAL Santiago to Washington (primarily when David Pollock was Director of the Washington office of CEPAL during the period when Prebisch was resident in Washington and advisor to Enrique Iglesias, Executive Secretary of CEPAL); World Bank library documents; IMF library documents; UNCTAD correspondence and documents; Prebisch's office correspondence files; press clippings; and other material.

Dosman, Edgar J.

Douglas V. Verney fonds

  • F0458
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1966

Fonds consists of Douglas V. Verney's personal correspondence and papers as chair of the political science department at York University.

Vernay, Douglas V. (Douglas Vernon)

Donald Solitar fonds

  • F0414
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1972, predominant 1968-1972

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports and related material of Donald Solitar for committees of the York University Senate, the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Faculty of Arts.

Solitar, Donald

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-.

Don Coles fonds

  • F0125
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2016

Fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence including correspondence with fellow writers such as John Metcalf, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Robyn Sarah, Adele Wiseman and Ralph Gustafson among others, academic and teaching files that document his career as a student at the University of Toronto and Cambridge and professorial files for courses taught at York University. It also includes editorial files that document his work with fellow poets at The Banff Centre for the Fine Arts and writing files including notes, drafts and manuscripts related to his own publications. Accession 2011-032 includes correspondence from Northrop Frye giving Coles advice about an academic career, book reviews written by Coles for "The Globe and mail" from the 1970s to 2001, seminar notes for the Humanities course, "Works & days," reviews of his writing, and drafts of the book of poetry, "Where we might have been" (2010).

Coles, Don

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

Denis Smith fonds

  • F0411
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The fonds consists of a taped interview of Denis Smith by Paul Axelrod, a graduate student at York University, concerning the early history of the university, and the dispute between the then-president, Murray Ross and the faculty in 1963. It also includes a transcript of the interview.

Smith, Denis

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

David Wurfel fonds

  • F0577
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2000

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

Wurfel, David

Danny Grossman fonds

  • F0244
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2002

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

Daniel Drache fonds

  • F0677
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2011, predominant 1970-2010

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Daniel Drache’s work as a professor of political science at York University, his role as director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, his academic writing and research. These records include correspondence, draft and published articles, course materials and student papers, research materials, grant applications, project proposals, as well as audio cassettes and DVDs. A small amount of personal correspondence and photographs are also part of this fonds.

Drache, Daniel, 1941-

Daniel Cappon fonds

  • F0282
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1982

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence, research notes, and audio-visual material concerning Daniel Cappon's administrative activities as professor at the University of Toronto and his research in psychiatry.

Cappon, Daniel

D. McCormack Smyth fonds

  • F0412
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1986

The fonds documents D. McCormack Smyth's career as an administrator both in private corporation and in academic institutions as well as his teaching activities in administration for the period 1947-1986.

Smyth, D. McCormack (Delmar McCormack)

Christopher F. Beattie fonds

  • F0314
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1977

Fonds documents Christopher F. Beattie's administrative, teaching, research and publication activities as a sociology professor at York University for the period of 1959-1977.

Beattie, Christopher Fraser

Carl James fonds

  • F0707
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2018, predominant 1990-2012

Fonds consists of records created by Carl James in the course of his activities as a sociologist and a university professor, including research data, publications, teaching material, and administrative records for the York Centre for Education and Community.

James, Carl E.

Bryce M. Taylor fonds

  • F0426
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, and Bryce M. Taylor's related material of the XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee, and the Canadian Olympic Association, (1983-1988), detailing the planning for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. It also includes material from the National Advisory Council on Fitness and Amateur Sport, including correspondence, minutes of meetings, annual reports, (1986-1987). In addition, there is material from the Canadian Gymnastics Association, (1975), and proposals for athletic programmes at York University, including a proposal for football (1967).

Taylor, Bryce

Barry Cooper fonds

  • F0294
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1981

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes, and notebooks concerning university courses taught by Barry Cooper and his academic career at York, 1965-1981. There is also personal correspondence, 1965-1966; typescripts and printed articles, and the manuscript of a book on Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Cooper, Barry

Barbara Rahder fonds

  • F0699
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2016

Fonds consists of records documenting Barbara Rahder’s graduate studies at the University of Toronto’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, her work as a professor and member of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, her planning consultancy projects in the 1980s and 1990s, her scholarly writing and participation in conferences and workshops, and her involvement with the activities and conferences of Planners Network and the International Network for Urban Research and Action. Records in this fonds include papers, reports, proposals, notes, notebooks, photographs and photographic slides, research materials, conference materials, technical drawings, correspondence, e-mail, lecture notes, and course materials.

Rahder, Barbara, 1950-

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-

Arthur Forer fonds

  • F0165
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2017

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Forer’s work as a scientist and as a professor in the Department of Biology at York University, including course materials, lecture notes, grant applications, correspondence, photographs and drawings. Also included in the fonds are video recordings of Forer lecturing on cell division for five episodes of CTV’s “University of the Air: textbook to real life” program, recorded in 1974 and aired on television in 1978.

Forer, Arthur

Anthony Richmond fonds

  • F0095
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1991

Fonds consists of professorial records and includes his research files and personal files.

Richmond, Anthony

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