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Training materials

Series consists of textual records and audiovisual materials pertaining to Gerber’s work as a trainer and educator in television journalism and production for the CBC Training and Development Department and for Ryerson University’s School of Journalism. Subject areas taught include investigative journalism, reporting for television, and television documentary. Included in this series are CBC training manuals, Gerber’s course lecture notes, handouts and outlines, and videocassettes containing sample news footage and clips, mostly from the CBC, used in his training sessions and courses. Lecture notes from talks given by Gerber as a guest speaker and/or workshop leader are also part of the series.

Travel files

Series consists of records created and maintained by Rita Greer Allen that document the extent of her travels, primarily outside of Canada and mostly undertaken in the 1960s and 1970s. These records include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, research materials, maps, notes, itineraries, stamps, brochures and pamphlets, postcards and airplane tickets. A number of Greer Allen's trips to Europe and Asia documented in this series were taken with the Canadian Women's Press Club.

Ty Conn project materials

Series consists of records pertaining to the life and death of Ty Conn, a convicted bank robber who appeared on a 1994 update of Fifth Estate documentary "The trouble with Evan" on which Theresa Burke worked as a producer. The records in this file, including correspondence, notes, manuscripts, interview transcripts, computer disks, reports, and audio and video cassettes, pertain to the research and writing of a 2001 book about Conn by Burke and Fifth Estate host Linden MacIntyre. These records, created and accumulated by Burke, document the friendship between Conn, Burke and MacIntyre, Conn's childhood and criminal background, his life in prison, and details of his 1999 death.

University of Waterloo and Pragma Council files

Records in this series pertain to Marilou McPhedran's association with the University of Waterloo and her two terms, in 1994 and 2000, as Planner-in-Residence at the University of Waterloo's School of Planning. These records predominantly document McPhedran's work at the University of Waterloo during the fall of 2000, when she taught a seminar course titled "Building healthy communities : local to global human rights." Also included in this series are records pertaining to conferences of the Pragma Council, with which McPhedran became involved through her association with the University of Waterloo. Files in this series include notes, course materials, correspondence, conference materials, memoranda, newspaper clippings, journal articles, a student paper, and a CD-ROM.

Valcin family videos

Series consists of home videos documenting this Haitian family on holidays in New York City during Christmas in 1969 and digging out their home in the St. Leonard, Montreal after the 1971 snow storm.

Valcin family

Victorian correspondence

Series consists of individual letters written during the Victoria and early Edwardian eras by authors, poets, artists, and activists. This material was acquired from donors or antiquarian booksellers to support research and teaching by faculty with the Victorian Studies Network at York University.

Video production files

Series consists of video and audio recordings, correspondence, research material, notes and funding applications related to Rachel Zolf's work in film and video production. Series documents Zolf's work as a documentary and experimental filmmaker. Series also provides information about Larry Zolf, Rachel Zolf's father, whom Rachel Zolf researched for an experimental documentary, One line gag artist. Series includes correspondence with Margaret Atwood on the subject of the right to use Atwood's poem, "This is a photograph of me," in a video Zolf co-produced and directed.

Videos

Two videocassettes pertain to a trip to Japan by Pollock and the third pertains to a production, 'Portrait of the artist - is there one who understands me?'.

VisionTV

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Peter Flemington as co-founder and Head of Programming and Development of VisionTV. Vision TV was the world’s first multifaith and multicultural national television channel which went on air in September 1988. Records in this series document the transition from the Canadian Interfaith Network, preparation for the successful application to the CRTC for a television license in 1987, planning for the channel’s launch in the fall of 1988 and subsequent day-to-day operations of the channel.

Includes: minutes, briefs, memos, policy documents, correspondence; programming files; CRTC applications and submissions; promotional materials including posters, press kits, viewer guides, press releases, and clippings; and files related to external partnerships and collaborations including the development of a new channel named Wisdom (“Canada’s Body, Mind, and Spirit”), later renamed ONE.

Watadata family videos

Series consists of home movies from a Japanese-Canadian family including footage of a boy in a cub scout uniform, a visit to a farm in Cooksville, Ontario, and games of catching mochi balls at community picnics in Toronto.

Wadata family

Wayne Carlson documentary

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke as producer for a Fifth Estate program titled "You be the judge" (2006) about Wayne Carlson, a convicted bank robber and thief, his rehabilitation and re-arrest, and his appearance before the National Parole Board. These records, which include correspondence, scripts, interview transcripts, production materials, and video cassettes, pertain to Burke's research and interview work for this project and the production of the program.

William Sampson documentary

Series consists of records pertaining to a Fifth Estate program titled "A state of denial: the Bill Sampson story" (2002), about the arrest and detention of Canadian William Sampson in Saudi Arabia, on which Theresa Burke worked as a producer. The records in this series, many of which were obtained through Access to Information requests made by Burke, are copies of federal government correspondence, interview transcripts, correspondence, newspaper articles, a video cassette, and digital photographs. These records document the government and public response to Sampson's incarceration as well as Burke's research and interview work for the program.

Wiseman family files

The series consists of correspondence and other material that documents Wiseman's relationship to her family and, as such, contains copies of letters received by Wiseman as well as copies of letters sent by her to various members of her family including her husband, Dmitry Stone, her parents, Chaika and Pesach Waisman and her daughter Tamara Stone. It also contains medical records, marriage licenses, divorce papers, wills of various members of the family, photographs, memorabilia as well as collected correspondence exchanged between members of the Wiseman family but not necessarily about the author herself.

Witness protection research materials

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Theresa Burke on the subject of witness protection, specifically the case of Canadian police informant Tami Morrisroe. These records, including correspondence, interview transcripts and audio cassettes, document Burke's preliminary research and interview work on this subject for an unidentified project.

Women Sugar Workers

Series consists of material pertaining to ICCSASW’s special program focused on women sugar workers. This work was undertaken with the help of an intern between 1987 and 1991. In the case of intern, Joan Atlin, this was made possible by a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Award for Canadians and consisted of networking, seminars, exchanges of visits and publications. Files include correspondence, research, reports and notes.

Women's College Hospital files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran during and after her tenure as corporate director of women's health partnerships at Women's College Hospital from 1994 to 1996. The records in this series pertain predominantly to a reproductive technologies project focused on provision of access to methotrexate, a non-surgical aborticant, and to health-related conferences attended by McPhedran. Files include correspondence, conference materials, memoranda, newspaper clippings, notices, reports, brochures, and electronic documents.

Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) files

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran through her association with the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), a national organization promoting legal equality for women in Canada, founded in 1985. The records in this series date from the early 1980s to the mid-2000s and pertain to McPhedran's work as a LEAF co-founder, as a member and chair of the board of directors of the LEAF Foundation, and as a member and chair of the LEAF board of directors. These records are predominantly LEAF administrative files, files relating to various fundraising efforts of the LEAF Foundation, and resource materials for LEAF-related legal cases. Files include notes, correspondence, notebooks, memoranda, draft documents, agendas, minutes, financial statements, grant applications, magazine articles, newsletters, news releases, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and photographs. Many of the files in this series were created and accumulated by former LEAF president Susan Tanner.

Wong family videos

Series consists of a home movie filmed in Winnipeg documenting a Hong Kong-Chinese family's Red Packet (hóngbāo) ceremony taking place at Mr Wong’s 70th birthday celebration in 2002.

Wong family

Working life

Series consists of records pertaining to the career of Jim Galloway, including those related to his work as a teacher, touring Jazz musician, radio host, booking agent and Toronto Jazz festival co-founder and administrator. Records include notes, correspondence, promotional material, financial records, festival and gig memorabilia, set lists and song lyrics, records related to specific creative projects, various music union records, draft articles, award documentation, records pertaining to Galloway's agent and record label, grant applications, and other material.

Works by others

Series consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and printed materials written by or about other writers. Much of the typescript material was given to Wiseman while she was an instructor at the Banff School of the Arts. It includes clean copies of work by Caroline Adderson, Carol Bolt, Marian Engel, Sylvia Fraser, Gary Geddes, Anne Michaels, Michael Redhill, Anne Carson and others. It also contains copies of articles or reviews written by or about other authors that were collected by Wiseman.

Writers' Union of Canada files

Series consists of records accumulated and created by Scheier in her capacity as a Writers' Union of Canada Ontario representative and National Council member (1986-88) and as chair of its Rights and Freedoms Committee (1988-89). Included in the series are publications, meeting minutes, member lists and newsletters.

Writing and production files

The series consists of correspondence, research material, notes, contracts, and manuscript and typescript drafts of Sherman's plays including "A Place Like Pamela," "Three in the Back, Two in the Head," "The League of Nathans," "Patience," "To Cry is Not So," "What the Russian's Say," "Field," "The Merchant of Showboat," "Quirt," "Reading Hebron," "The Retreat" and "It's All True," "An Acre of Time," "The Brothers Karamazov," "The Message," and others. It also includes copies of scripts containing revisions made during the production of his plays, correspondence and financial records related to these productions, and programs and reviews of the rehearsals and performances of these works. The series also includes correspondence, story ideas and outlines, proposals, research material, contracts, and typescript draft scripts for radio and television programmes including "P.M.O.", "National Affairs", "The Hard Wood," "Graf," "ReGenesis," "Afghanada," "Rosendorf Quartet," "Galileo," "Badlands," "After the Orchard," "Between Two Worlds," "Jonestown," "Murdoch Mysteries," "Zone of Separation," "Wrecking Ball," "Abbatoir," "Flashpoint," "Mind," "Last Hope," "The Rules," "Invectus," "Spadina," "Colder in the Suburbs," "Ronde-et-vous," "Blueprint," and "The Public Health," among others. The records pertaining to the production "Bloodletting and miraculous cures," based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Vincent Lam, are particularly comprehensive and include drafts, notes, correspondence, research files, and digital recordings of dailies, director's, producer's, and various other cuts of individual episodes. Among the earlier writings represented in this series can be found copies of essays, articles and plays written by Sherman during his years in the Creative Writing Program at York University as well as typescript copies and clippings of several of his articles and reviews which have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Books in Canada and other publications.

Writing and project files

Series consists of records pertaining to Drache’s academic writing and research project work. These records include drafts and published copies of his writing for journals, books and other publications, research and subject files on political economics, free trade and globalization, project files for initiatives undertaken while director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, and files pertaining to his research about Harold Innis and his role in the organization of Innis centenary activities held in 1994. Also included in this series are correspondence, conference materials, notebooks, proposals and grant applications.

Writing and project files

Series consists of publications, presentation scripts, notes and other writings authored or co-authored by Eric Trist, bibiliographies of Trist's and others' works, and audio recordings of Trist and of conversations between Trist and Howard Perlmutter. Many of the publications in this series were used as source material for the book Social Engagement of Social Science: A Tavistock Anthology, edited by Trist (Tavistock, 1990). In such cases, this has been noted at the file level.

Writing and related files

Series consists of records pertaining to Crosbie’s career as a writer, reviewer and editor. Records include draft manuscripts, poems and articles, research materials, page proofs, notes, invoices, correspondence, speaking notes, programmes, posters and photographs. These records document the writing, publication and promotion of Crosbie’s books of poetry, prose and non-fiction, including Miss Pamela’s Mercy (1992), The Girl Wants To (1993), VillainElle (1994), Pearl (1995), Paul’s Case (1997), Click: Becoming Feminists (1997), Queen Rat (1998), Dorothy L’Amour (1999), Missing Children (2003), Liar (2006), Life Is About Losing Everything (2012) and Where Did You Sleep Last Night (2015), as well as her writing for newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Also included in this series are reviews of Crosbie’s books, manuscripts by other writers sent to Crosbie for comment or review, and copies of her published poems, literary reviews, newspaper and magazine articles.

Writing and related files

Records in this series document the wide scope of Gilbert’s writing projects and pertain in particular to his published books, “How to Win an Argument”, “Coalescent Argumentation”, “Office Party” and “Yellow Angel”, as well as unpublished novels, screenplays and stories, his unpublished textbook “Discovering Logic”, and his academic writing in the area of argumentation theory and gender and transgender theory. These records include draft manuscripts, screenplays, articles and stories as well as related correspondence, notes and research materials, publishing contracts, royalty statements, copies of published articles, and articles about Gilbert’s work.

Writing and related files

Series consists of files documenting Jeanne Randolph's writing in the area of art theory and criticism. Included in this series are notes, research materials, photographs and annotated draft manuscripts pertaining to articles published in journals and exhibition catalogues and her books "Psychoanalysis and synchronized swimming", "Symbolism and its discontents", "Why stoics box" and "Ethics of luxury". Samples of Randolph's early creative writing are also part of this series, as are notes and promotional materials pertaining to lectures and readings given by Randolph in the 1990s and 2000s as part of writing residency programs or in promotion of her books.

Writing and related files

Series consists of pre-publication or draft versions of writing by Mandel for academic periodicals, newspapers and magazines, conferences, public lectures and speeches, on a wide variety of legal and political topics, particularly constitutional law, prison reform, and Canadian and international politics. Included in this series are reference materials and notebooks, as well as scripts co-written with Harry J. Glasbeek for their radio program, “A taste of justice”, and scripts and transcripts pertaining to Mandel’s contributions to a 1983 CBC Radio “Ideas” program.

Writing and research files

Series consists of records created and maintained by Pat Fleisher between 1940 and 2008. The records in this series pertain to Fleisher's creative and freelance art writing. These records include Fleisher's early poetry and fiction, personal memoirs, and article drafts for freelance and magazine projects. Also part of the series are files consisting of background research for Fleisher's non-fiction writing, which include newspaper and magazine articles, artist bios and CVs, as well as correspondence and notes relating to her freelance and creative writing.

Writing and research files

Series consists of recordings pertaining to Doob’s research and scholarship interest in medieval studies, dance, and medicine. Series contains interview transcripts and notes, manuscripts, notes, drafts and publications, lectures, grant applications, research-related photographs, and reference material including dance programmes.

A significant portion of the series pertains to the National Ballet of Canada including research material for over thirty repertoires; interview material with Rudolf Nureyev, Celia Franca, Karen Kain, Erik Bruhn, James Kudelka, Rex Harrington, Dominique Dumais, and Glen Tetley; and the manuscripts of Karen Kain and Rex Harrington’s autobiography drafts.

Series also includes the draft manuscript of ‘Nebauchadnezzar’s Children: Conventions of Madness in Middle English Literature,’ and research material related to labyrinths in the middle ages and Chaucer.

Writing files

The series consists of research material, notes, manuscript and typescript drafts of Wiseman's novels, short stories, poetry, plays, works of non-fiction, book reviews, speeches and scripts, many of which were written for CBC radio. It also includes publicity material, reviews of her work and copies of articles written about her by others. It contains material related to her novels "The Sacrifice" and "Crackpot", to the plays "Testimonial Dinner", "The Lovebound" and "Someday Sam: A Play, Libretto or Puppet Opera for Children of All Ages" as well as other material that documents her writing process.

Writing files

Series consists of draft and published versions of Kulyk Keefer’s writing, including notes, poems, short stories, journal and magazine articles, book reviews, as well as novels and books of poetry including "Travelling ladies" (1992), "Rest harrow" (1992), "The green library" (1996), "Marrying the sea" (1998), "Honey and ashes" (1998), "Thieves" (2004), "The ladies’ lending library" (2007), and "Foreign relations" (2010). Also included in the series are notebooks, photographs from a trip to Ukraine, speaking notes from lectures, and her undergraduate essays.

Writing files

The series consists of notes, drafts and proofs of collected and uncollected poems written by Coles including manuscript drafts of his collections "K in love," "The prinzhorn collection," "Forest of the medieval world," "Kurgan," and "How we all swiftly," among others. It contains research material, notes and drafts of his novel "Doctor Bloom's story," his autobiographical work "A dropped glove in Regent Street," a poetry collection "Where we might have been," correspondence with publishers, interviews with Coles, reviews of his work, publicity material related to his writing, and book reviews written for "The Globe and mail." It also includes the manuscript for Tomas Transtomer's "For the living and the dead," which Coles translated from Swedish as well as correspondence between Coles and Tomas and Monica Transtromer regarding this work.

Writing files

Series consists of draft and published copies of articles, interviews, and book chapters written or co-written by Barbara Sternberg. Also included are materials relating to Sternberg's Cinema Canada column, "On Experimental Film," as well as documents pertaining to an unrealized anthology on Canadian experimental film, and several photographs.

Writings files

The series consists of research material, notes, drafts and manuscript copies of Clark's novel "Bite the stars" including drafts edited by Cynthia Holz and Iris Tupholme. The series also includes manuscript and typescript drafts of shorter works by Clark as well as an audio recording of "Pride and Joy" which was adapted as a radio drama for CBC's Morningside.

Yo-Yo Ma : Inspired by Bach

Series consists of 2 film reels, photographic material and supporting correspondence and documentation for the series of six short films conceived by cellist YoYo Ma. The episodes, directed by Atom Egoyan Niv Fichman François Girard, Kevin McMahon, Patricia Rozema and Barbara Willis Sweete, feature Yo-Yo Ma performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied cello in collaboration with artists (including Julie Moir Messervy, Piranesi, Mark Morris, Tamasaburo Bando, and professional ice skaters Torvill and Dean) and through the filter of gardening, architecture, dance, kabuki and ice skating. The project was critically acclaimed, receiving the Gold Plaque from the Chicago International Television Competition, and a special festival award from the Sao Paulo International Film Festival. The projects were broadcast on Canadian television as a miniseries in 1997.

York PhD and general correspondence

Series consists of general correspondence created or compiled by Larry Weinstein between 1980 and 2014, as well as material pertaining to an honorary doctorate awarded to Rhombus Media principals Niv Fichman, Larry Weinstein, Barbara Willis Sweete, and Sheena MacDonald in 1998.

York University and Faculty of Environmental Studies files

Series consists of records pertaining to Barndt’s involvement with a number of York University/Faculty of Environmental Studies projects, including the YUFA Women's Testimonies Project, curriculum diversity and equity workshops, and the Transforming Space into Place project. These records include research materials, correspondence, reports, notes, proposals, e-mail, memoranda, workshop materials, meeting minutes and agendas, budgets, transcripts, photographs and video cassettes.

York University files

Series consists of records pertaining to Jarrell's work as a professor and administrator at York University. Records include course syllabi and handouts, examinations and assignments, lecture notes, course evaluations, presentation slides, handbooks, a student cookbook, correspondence, reports, photographs, applications, and forms.

York administrative records

Series consists of records pertaining to Gentles’ administrative duties at York University, particularly his work on the convocation committee, the faculty council, and the senior common room committee. Includes minutes, correspondence, financial statements, notes, and other material.

“VIVA! Community arts and popular education in the Americas” project files

Series consists of records pertaining to the research, organization and writing of Barndt’s book “VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas”. These records document the involvement of project partners, as well as the funding for and editing of the book. Records in these files are correspondence, e-mail, notes, proposals, pamphlets and brochures, video and audio recordings, papers, reports, and manuscripts.

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