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Accession 2018-032

Accession contains records pertaining to Yvonne Vera’s personal life, created and/or accumulated by John Jose, including medical and legal information. It contains personal correspondence, legal correspondence, medical records and notes, and some newspaper clippings regarding Vera’s writing career.

Accession 2018-049

Accession consists of records pertaining to the history and activities of St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in Toronto, including photographs documenting the role of Father Marcos A. Marcos and an article written by Father Marcos entitled "The Copts of Canada". Other records in this collection include event programs, pamphlets, booklets, photographs of special visits, and issues of church newsletters "Hosanna", "The Way", "The Word of Life", "The Building", and "Cathedral". Also included is a copy of a site plan of St. Mark's.

Accession 2016-034

Accession consists primarily of Vera's professional records, including finished copies, typescripts and drafts of published and unpublished works; copies of articles written by and about Vera; professional correspondence; royalty statements; and a scrapbook of clippings and literary ephemera related to early publications. Records also include some personal correspondence and memorabilia and John Jose’s correspondence pertaining to Vera’s passing. Accession includes a selection of books both by and belonging to Vera and also includes a copy of the Vera biography, “Petal Thoughts” by Ericah Gwetai.

Accession 2018-013

Accession consists of scripts, production materials, photographs, posters, correspondence, and moving image recordings pertaining to Freeman’s work as writer and producer of film and televsion, in particular his roles at the CBC as an executive in charge of creative production and creative head of special projects, drama.

Accession 2013-034

Accession consists of draft scripts, notes, outlines, correspondence and subject files created and accumulated by Brian Freeman in his capacity as a freelance writer of plays, reviews, television and movie scripts. Also included in the fonds are script reports prepared for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Universal Canada and the Ontario Film Development Corporation (OFDC), as well as files and scripts pertaining to Freeman's work as a development officer for the OFDC in the 1980s and 1990s.

Accession 2014-043

Records in this accession mainly pertain to Robert Drummond’s administrative and academic work as a professor of Political Science and Dean of York University’s Faculty of Arts. Also included are files documenting his early academic work in high school and university. Records include essays and articles, correspondence, photographs, memoranda, reports, course materials and lecture notes.

Accession 2012-027

Accession consists of copies of Drummond's poetic writings pertaining to Robert Burns' dinners, odes to York faculty and staff, and memorabilia from his days as an undergraduate student at York.

Accession 2014-004

Accession consists of records pertaining to the operations of the Obsidian Theatre Company and its productions between 2011 and 2014. Records include production agreements, forms and invoices; correspondence; a 2012 strategic plan; grant applications; programs, flyers and posters; Board of Directors agendas, minutes and reports; costume drawings; photographs and video recordings of performances.

Accession 2012-002

Accession consists of production binders pertaining to five productions, including "ruined", "Yellow Man", "Intimate Apparel, who knew grannie: a dub aria", and "Late". Also includes news clippings, promotional material, posters, and programs for said productions.

Accession 2009-024

Accession consists of administrative records related to the operation of the Obsidian Theatre Company, and includes promotional and production material for plays mounted by the theatre and its associates such as "the Polished Hoe", "Late | Black Medea", "Joyous Celebration", "the Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God", "the Piano Lesson", "Two Can Play", "the Monument", and "Consecrated Ground."

Accession 2009-008

Accession consists of low-level oblique aerial photographs of conservation areas in southern Ontario, and the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Accession 2008-037

Accession consists of oblique aerial photographs of Southern Ontario watersheds taken by Lou Wise using 35mm colour transparencies while flying his own plane.

Accession 2013-038

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

Accession 2007-055

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

Accession 2006-025

Accession consists of material that documents Connelly's personal and professional life and includes notes and drafts related to published and unpublished poems and short stories as well as complete drafts of her poetry collections 'Grace and poison,' 'This brighter prison,' 'The disorder of love,' and 'The small words in my body,' her travel memoirs 'One room in a castle' and 'Touch the dragon' and her novel 'The lizard cage.' It also includes personal correspondence consisting of letters received by Connelly as well as copies of letters sent by her to friends and family, which were subsequently used in the writing of her works of travel literature. The fonds includes copies of letters of received from Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, Dale Zieroth, Don Coles, Michael Redhill, Nino Ricci, Nancy Holmes, Libby Oughton, Silver Donald Cameron, Susan Swan and Steven Heighton, among others. It also includes Connelly's personal journals for the years 1984 to 2003 in which she documents events in her day to day life, her thoughts on literature and art, ideas and sketches for stories and poems and in which she recorded her observations based on her extensive travels through Thailand, Burma, Spain, France, Greece and Canada.

Accession 2006-026

The accession 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. This accession also contains several sound and audiovisual recordings of poetry and novel recitals, conferences, and interviews.

Accession 2012-006

The accession consists of working drafts of Baldwin’s novel “The Selector of Souls” as well as drafts under various titles, including “Gateway of the World” and “The Unnamed”.

Accession 2010-043

The accession consists of drafts for, and correspondence related to, Baldwin’s work-in-progress “Gateway of the World,” and the stage play “We Are So Different Now,” as well as promotional brochures for “Draupadi, We Are So Different Now.”

Accession 2008-004

The accession consists of manuscripts and drafts of Baldwin’s monographs “English Lessons and Other Stories,” and “We Are Not in Pakiston,” as well as some editing correspondence for the latter.

Accession 2005-045

The accession consists of correspondence with editors and publishers, annotated drafts and edited galleys related to Baldwin’s novels “What the Body Remembers” and “The Tiger Claw” and to the book “A Foreign Visitor’s Guide to Survival in North America,” co-authored with Marilyn M. Levine. It also includes an audio cassette recording of Baldwin’s reading of “The Japji Sahib of Guru Nanak.”

Accession 2004-051

Accession consists of teaching files for Ellenwood’s undergraduate and graduate level courses, files pertaining to the research and writing of his PhD thesis on André Breton and Sigmund Freud, academic files consisting of drafts of papers and talks delivered by Ellenwood at various conferences, translation files consisting of drafts of his translation work and publishing files that document his own writing efforts including correspondence, research material and drafts of "Egregore: The Montréal Automatist Movement".

1992-027

The series of correspondence and clippings relate to Pollock's many interests, particularly in Temple Sinai, the James Joyce Society, and travel. The manuscripts are of plays that he wrote and directed, including multiple copies annotated for different purposes. Published material consists of 9 volumes of Thom's Directory (1852-1950) and one volume of The Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland (1847). The 15 watercolour paintings are by Jane Golden.

1991-032

Pollock's interests including, James Joyce and Temple Sinai. Most of the file titles in this series were simply transferred from there original folders. The rest of the material in this series came from one file which had no detectable order. This file was sorted by subject, the subject headings were used as file titles.

Two photographs included in this accession make up series 2. One of the photographs was removed from its frame, it is included with its frame backing.

1991-015

The accession consists of 19 boxes of records. 8 series were established: Subject Files: Correspondence & Clippings, Manuscripts, Audio Tapes, Slides, Videos, Photographs and Framed Material, Posters-Paintings-Scrapbooks, Cartographic Materials.

The first two series, Subject Files and Manuscripts were arranged in file folders entitled by Prof. Pollock. The original order was kept and the documents were put into acid neutral file folders and titles were transcribed verbatim. Manuscripts include Pollock's novel Gabriel, plays, poems and the unpublished After the funferal and Soviet journal.

Audio tapes of interviews conducted by Prof. Pollock were not in any particular order. An effort was made to put the related ones together and the titles assigned by Harry J. Pollock were maintained. There are also audio tapes of music for his plays

Slides consist of those that Prof. Pollock used in the plays Night Boat from Dublin and Giacomo de Trieste, these were removed from the boxes and slide carousels and placed in archival slide sheaths. They are listed by play tittle in the original sequence in which they were shown. Duplicate and additional slides are listed according to subject. Titles given by Harry J. Pollock were kept.
The three videocassettes include one entitled Portrait of the artist-is there one who understands me? and two of Japan.

Accession 2001-060

Accession consists of the records of York University psychology professor David Bakan. Records include drafts of manuscripts, completed writings, correspondence, sound recordings, notes, lecture notes, and other teaching files, all related to Bakan's professorial work and academic research.

Accession 1980-003

Accession consists of a typescript copy of “And they took themselves wives: the emergence of patriarchy in western civilization,” (1979). It has been copy-edited, showing/the editorial work of more than one hand, as well as handwritten additions to the text.

Accession 1977-004

Accession consists of a manuscript of Bakan’s book, “Freud and the tradition of Jewish mysticism,” (1957), which includes handwritten changes to the typescript in pencil and ink.

2002-012

Accession consists of certificates and awards honouring Applebaum, and posters from the Stratford Festival.

2002-003

Accession consists of correspondence, programs and musical scores for several Stratford productions, annotated copies of a number of Shakespeare plays, audio recordings of performances of Applebaum's works and recordings of CBC radio programs on which Applebaum was featured as a guest.

2000-009

Consists of records documenting Applebaum's work as a composer, and with numerous organizations including the Canada Council, SOCAN, the Ontairo Arts Council and CAPAC. Records include correspondence, musical scores, sound recording, audio-visual records, printed material, financial records, collected reports and other material. These records document the theatrical music composition process, as well as the roles of arts administration and advocacy, and together with the balance of the Applebaum fonds, support teaching and research in various aspects of film, theatre, and music studies.

1989-018

Accession consists of scores, correspondence, papers, speeches and reports, scripts, subject files and clippings predominantly pertaining to Stratford and CBC productions, and the Federal Cultural Policy Review Committee and Cultural Affairs.

1985-006

Accession consists of scores and scripts pertaining to the production of 'The National Dream.'

1983-003

Accession contains administrative records of the Federal Cultural Policy Review Committee and Cultural Affairs, papers relating to Applebaum's career as a composer and administrator, audio tapes of music by Applebaum, and video tapes of the 'Arthur Miller Special'.

Accession 2010-010

Accession consists of research files pertaining to Barrett's book about Ernest Ibbetson, including audio recordings of interviews with Ibbetson family members, colour slides of Ibbetson's postcards, photographs and negatives, and memorabilia

Accession 2008-044

Accession consists of Barrett's records pertaining to his monograph, "Ernest Ibbetson - military artist and adventure story illustrator". Records include drafts, illustrations and correspondence with prospective publishers.

Accession 2007-040

Accession consists of Barrett's records pertaining to his work as a medical geographer and includes correspondence, research files, papers delivered at conferences and colloquiums, articles written for journals, and photocopies and photographic (prints, negatives, slides) reproductions of rare, and early medical cartography from maps and atlases in England, France and Germany, created or published between 1739-1921.

Accession 2003-012

Accession consists of research files pertaining to Barrett's book "Disease and Geography: The history of an idea".

Accession 2002-047

Accession consists of Barrett’s lecture notes, correspondence and supporting materials for his York University course Geography 346, Medical Geography, as well as course notes, syllabi, exam questions and student grades for other courses taught by Barrett at York University. Accession also includes undergraduate papers written by Barrett, hand-drawn maps for his BA thesis, and Atkinson College Geography Department newsletters.

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