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Clara Thomas Archives collection

  • F0486
  • Collection
  • 1837-1991

Collection consists of small groups of documents and items acquired from a variety of sources that have enduring research value.

York University Archives and Special Collections

Jason Sherman fonds

  • F0191
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2019

Fonds consists of manuscript and typescript copies of Jason Sherman's work, copies of scripts with revisions, clippings and reviews pertaining to the production of his plays and radio and television work, personal and business correspondence, subject files and other material pertaining to his career as a writer as well as the operational files of "What" magazine.

Sherman, Jason, 1962-

Jonathan Lynn fonds

  • F0526
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1995

Fonds consists of videotaped performances of a wide variety of folk musicians at the Mariposa Folk Festival and other venues for broadcast on Rogers' "Highway 10" cable television show, as well as some videocassettes provided by the Mariposa Folk Festival for promotional purposes

Lynn, Jonathan

Robert Fothergill fonds

  • F0603
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2009

Fonds consists of textual records created or accumulated by Robert Fothergill, including manuscripts, drafts and promotional material relating to his work as a theatre professor and playwright.

Fothergill, Robert A.

George Washington Stephens, Jr. fonds

  • F0710
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1927]

Fonds consists of two leather-bound albums likely presented to Stephens after his resignation as president of the Saar Governing Commission.

Stephens, George Washington

Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) fonds

  • F0684
  • Fonds
  • [1956?]-2012

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the governance and activities of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, including agendas and minutes of the Board and the Annual General Meetings, correspondence by members of the Executive, notes and financial statements from the Secretary-Treasurer, records related to the Society's constitution, Society programs from the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, and membership records.

Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science

Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association fonds

  • F0279
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1992

The fonds consists of general correspondence of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association, 1980-1992, as well as material relating to the biennial Kingston conferences, including invitations, agendas, programmes, correspondence, financial material, and copies of some of the papers delivered.

Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association

Brian Freeman fonds

  • F0639
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2008

Fonds consists of records documenting Brian Freeman’s career as a writer and producer of plays, television and film. Records include scripts, script reports, notes, outlines, correspondence, subject files, promotional materials, photographs and moving image recordings.

Freeman, Brian, 1946-2009

Mary Reid fonds

  • F0187
  • Fonds
  • 1998

Fonds consists of a transcript of an interview conducted by Mary Reid with the artist Graham Coughtry which is prefaced by an introductory essay and a chronology of Coughtry's life. This "artist profile" was prepared for Professor Joyce Zemans as part of one of her art history courses.

Reid, Mary

Luigi Nasato fonds

  • F0675
  • Fonds
  • 1931-2015

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the personal and professional life of Italian-Canadian artist Luigi Nasato. These records, dating from 1931 to 2015, document Nasato’s early life and education in Istrana, Italy, as well as his emigration to first Argentina and then Toronto, Ontario. The records primarily pertain to Nasato’s artistic output and include several hundred drawings, sketches, paintings, and preliminary studies created over the course of his career, as well as a number of awards granted to Nasato on the basis of his artistic contributions. Many of the artistic works included in the fonds relate to projects completed in Toronto and environs, particularly to mosaic projects created by Nasato at a number of churches in the region. Fonds also includes notes on art history and artistic technique created by Nasato as both a student and professional artist, as well as miscellaneous textual and financial records pertaining to the practicalities of his artistic career. Also included in the fonds is an extensive collection of photographs and clippings, compiled by Nasato over the course of his life, most of which document works of art created by Nasato and others.

Nasato, Luigi, 1924-2014

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

William Moyer Swartley fonds

  • F0422
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1979, predominant 1947

The fonds documents William Moyer Swartley's academic career and research activities in the field of psychology. The fonds also includes personal records.

Swartley, William Moyer

Karen Connelly fonds

  • F0498
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2013

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the personal and professional activities of Karen Connelly. These records include manuscripts, in various states of development, for Connelly’s published writing, particularly her books "One room in a castle" (1995), "The border surrounds us" (2000), “The lizard cage” (2005), and “Burmese lessons” (2009), as well as draft poems and stories. Journals from Connelly’s travels through Asia in the mid-to-late 1990s are also part of the fonds , as are personal journals kept between 1984 and 2011, correspondence sent and received, travel and personal photographs, literary memorabilia, and notes for Connelly’s speaking engagements and lectures.

Connelly, Karen, 1969-

Augusta Boulton fonds

  • F0269
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1885, [197-?]

The fonds consists of photocopies of a series of letters from Charles Arkoll Boulton to his wife Augusta, during the period of the Northwest Rebellion, 1884-1885.

Boulton, Augusta

Latin American Working Group (LAWG) fonds

  • F0463
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1964]-1994

The fonds consists of meeting minutes, quarterly and annual reports, financial records, fundraising files, correspondence files (including with social activists in Canada and in other countries), documentation of advocacy work (including with trade unions, churches and religious groups, and other non-government organizations (NGOs)), oral histories and interviews, newsletters, slide presentations, press releases, brochures, research material such as news clippings and reports (including research on Canadian corporations), publications and reference library materials related to the activities of the Latin American Working Group.

Latin American Working Group

Atkinson College fonds

  • F0001
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1995

The fonds consists of the records of the Atkinson College Council, 1961-1991; the Assistant Dean, 1966-1972; the Associate Dean, 1968-1969; the Counseling Centre, 1967-1973; the Director, Division of Humanities, 1969-1972; and the Atkinson College Students' Association, 1963-1983.

Atkinson College

Centre for Experimental Art and Communication fonds

  • F0285
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1980

The fonds consists of printed material, correspondence, photographs, slides, and related material of the Centre for Experimental Art and Design. The correspondence includes: correspondence with artists, galleries and other arts groups in Canada and overseas, dealing with CEAC exhibitions, CEAC-sponsored travelling shows, and communications concerning gallery events. There is also material dealing with granting agencies, including the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. Also included is correspondence relating to the OCA and CC decisions to suspend funding to CEAC, letters of reaction from CEAC members and supporters. The fonds also has grant proposals and covering documentation, and other material. The fonds also contains various documents written by members of the collective defining the 'new ideology' which would usurp the cultural and political elites, define a post-modern aesthetic. There is also material on related artistic and intellectual ideas. There are newspaper clippings of CEAC events and exhibitions both from Canadian and foreign newspapers, invitations to events, flyers and other announcements of forthcoming events, and clippings about other performance and avant-garde arts in other cities and countries. The photographs and slides concern performances at CEAC, including material related to 'Crash and burn'.

Centre for Experimental Art and Communication (Toronto, Ont.)

Northern journey fonds

  • F0365
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1976

The fonds consists of general correspondence, editorial correspondence, financial documents, manuscripts, publicity and related material of the magazine "Northern journey" for the period 1971-1976.

Northern journey

Avrom Isaacs fonds

  • F0134
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2006

Fonds consists of the business records of The Isaacs Gallery (TIG), the Inuit Gallery and the Isaacs/Inuit Gallery which include personal and professional correspondence, exhibition catalogues, mailings, financial records, and artist files consisting of correspondence, biographical sketches, press clippings, and other material relating to artists represented by Isaacs such as Dennis Burton, Graham Coughtry, William Kurelek, Michael Snow and Joyce Wieland, Robert Markle, Greg Curnoe, Gordon Rayner and John Ivor Smith, among others. It also includes artist portfolio files consisting of press clippings and catalogues of their works, a comprehensive slide collection documenting an overview of his gallery exhibits, and promotional files relating to his galleries. The fonds includes Isaacs' poster collection as well as notes written by Isaacs, collected correspondence and reminiscences, drafts, mock-ups and other material related to the writing and creation of the artist's scrapbook 'Isaacs seen.'

Isaacs, Avrom, 1926-2016

Waves fonds

  • F0442
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1988, predominant 1972-1987

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the administration and publication of the literary magazine "Waves".

Waves

Lennox family fonds

  • F0549
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1997, 2018, predominant 1939-1946

Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, diaries, a scrapbook, college yearbooks and transcriptions of oral interviews created and accumulated by members of the Lennox family including husband and wife Fannie Jane Evangeline Watt and William James Wilfred Lennox, and their children William, John Watt Lennox and Elizabeth Lennox Locke.

The majority of archival material relates to John Watt Lennox (1920-1943), who was killed in action in WWII. Correspondence is accompanied by detailed inventory and contextual information compiled by Elizabeth Lennox Locke and her nephew Dr. John Lennox.

Lennox (family)

Obsidian Theatre Company fonds

  • F0555
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2014

Fonds consists of production material, organizational documents, correspondence, grant applications, budget reports, programs, posters, photographs, video recordings, as well as press coverage and reviews of theatre productions, community workshops, fund-raising concerts, public readings and other events organized and hosted by members of Obsidian Theatre Company's board of directors. Includes material from the following productions: The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (2001-2002), The Piano Lesson (2002-2003), Consecrated Ground (2003-2004), Two Can Play (2004-2005), Cast Iron (2004/2005), Born Ready/Pusha Man (2005-2006), The Monument (2005-2006), Hip Hop (Who Stole the Soul?) (2006-2007), The Polished Hoe (2006-2007), Born Ready (2007-2008), Intimate Apparel (2007-2008), Black Medea (2008-2009), Late (2008-2009), Intimate Apparel (2011), Ruined (2011), Caroline, or Change (2012), Topdog/Underdog (2011), Shakespeare's Nigga (2013), The Whipping Man (2013), The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (2013), dirty butterfly (2013), Nightmare Dream (2014).

Obsidian Theatre Company

Rhombus Media fonds

  • F0118
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2006, predominant 1987-2004

Fonds consists of film and video footage (original and master elements), as well as sound tracks and audio elements, for over 50 films and television series produced by Rhombus Media Inc. including the finished products. Also includes textual, photographic, graphic and prop materials relevant to the film production process and the wider context of the company's activities.

Holdings include documentary materials and film elements from the following productions:

32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
5 Days in September aka See The Music (2005)
All That Bach (1985)
An Idea of Canada (2003)
Andrea Bocelli : Under Tuscan Skies (2001)
Beethoven’s Hair (2005)
Blue Snake (1986)
Burnt Toast (2005)
Childstar (2004)
Clean (2004)
Crossing Bridges (2001)
Elizabeth Rex (2004)
Eternal Earth (1987)
Falla: Master Peter's Puppets
Falla: Nights in the Garden
Falla:When the Fire Burns (1991)
Fanfares (1994)
Firebird (2003)
For the Whales (1989)
Foreign Objects (2000)
Four Seasons (2000)
Glenn Gould Hereafter / Glenn Gould : Au delà du temps (2006)
John Wyre: Drawing on Sound (1991)
Last Night (1998)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1995)
Making Overtures (1984)
Mozartballs (2006)
Music for Wilderness Lake (1980)
My War Years: Arnold Schoenberg (1992)
Perfect Pie (2002)
Radical Romantic : John Weinzweig (1990)
Ravel (1987)
Ravel’s Brain (2001)
Rodrigo at 90 (Concierto de Aranjuez) (1993)
Silk (2007)
Slings and Arrows : Season I, II, III (2001-2006)
Snow Cake (2006)
Stormy Weather : The Music of Harold Arlen (2002)
Tectonic Plates (1992)
Tectonic Plates (1992)
The Lanza Sessions (2001)
The Red Violin (1998)
The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Toothpaste (2002)
Top of His Head (1989)
World Drums (1987)
YoYo Ma : Inspired by Bach (1997)

Rhombus Media (firm)

Marshall Golden fonds

  • F0607
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2011, predominant 1981-1990

Fonds consists of film elements and finished products of three documentary films by Marshall Golden (1962-2010), completed while a Film Studies student at York University. Also inculdes photographs of Marshall as a university student and young man.

Golden, Marshall, 1962-2010

John Jose fonds

  • F0734
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2006

Fonds consists of records created and/or accumulated by John Jose pertaining to his relationship with writer Yvonne Vera.

Rachel Zolf fonds

  • F0538
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2008, 1991-2008 predominant

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typesets, cover art, notebooks, video and audio recordings, research materials, photographs, published journals and copies of articles and interviews about Zolf and her poetry. The records document Zolf's work as a poet, editor, critic and as a documentary and experimental filmmaker. Poetry files provide information about Zolf's work in researching, financing, writing, editing and publishing her poetry and her relationships with other poets. Editing files document Zolf's work as a freelance editor and as the founding poetry editor for The walrus magazine. Video production files document Zolf's work as a researcher, producer and director of documentary and experimental video and film.

Zolf, Rachel, 1968-

Aubrey Golden fonds

  • F0510
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2001

Fonds consists of files from the law practice of Aubrey Golden. Files were opened by Golden's staff when he joined an organization, began a new project, or took on a new client. These records include a broad range of documents created or accumulated by Golden or associate counsel under his direction, including handwritten notes from meetings and telephone calls, correspondence, memoranda, research notes, copies of relevant case law, witness lists and statements, photographs, reference material (newspaper clippings, government and technical reports, and trade union publications such as newsletters, flyers, constitutions, and by-laws), affidavits, factums, books of authorities, motions, petitions, court orders, transcripts of testimony, verdicts and their reasons, and documents regarding calculation of damages. The files appear in the order established by Aubrey Golden, and they bear his file numbers. The files fall into six general areas: organized labour; civil liberties and the public interest; politics; commentary on legal issues and public affairs; aboriginal rights; and general interest.

Golden's involvement with organized labour began in 1959, when he was retained by Reid Weir, Recreation Director of Local 598 of the International Union of Mine Mill and Smelter Workers in Sudbury. Weir was fired after the union elected an executive with ties to a rival union, the United Steelworkers of America, and he was attacked in a series of articles by Frank Drea in the "Toronto telegram" that alleged he was a leader of a communist cell in northern Ontario. Reid's lawsuit for defamation against the "Telegram" was settled, and the action for slander against Ray Poirier was heard by judge and jury in 1966 and was decided in Reid's favour. Golden was also retained by Mine Mill from 1960 to 1965 when the union was raided by the United Steelworkers of America for control of bargaining rights in Sudbury. The files deal with applications before the Ontario Labour Relations Board for bargaining rights at Falconbridge and Inco, litigation over the control of union assets, and bargaining applications by other unions for the right to represent workers in food and general merchandising businesses (such as IGA Foodliner) in mining communities that were formerly represented by Mine Mill. Golden later represented the United Steelworkers of America in its action against Radio Shack before the Ontario Labour Relations Board regarding organization of employees at its warehouse and delivery depot in Barrie in 1978. Files trace the proceedings before the board, as well as subsequent hearings before divisional and appellate courts that found for the union. Labour relations and working conditions in Northern Ontario are also the focus of the files for the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union, which Golden represented in several matters from 1960 to 1988. Early files deal with attempts by the union to stop Ontario Hydro from using labourers known as "slashers" to clear brush from the site of the Long Rapids project, with considerable documentation of living conditions in the bush camps. The union's most significant action involved the arrest of the "Boise Twelve" on conspiracy charges in 1981 following the settlement of a lengthy strike against Boise Canada in which the company's property throughout Northern Ontario sustained considerable damage. The union's executive were arrested based on wiretap evidence collected by the Ontario Provincial Police, charges that were eventually dismissed against all but one union member who was fined a nominal amount. The files contain considerable information about the police use of wiretaps and related case law, as well as a comparison of coverage of the strike by newspapers in Kenora and Thunder Bay to build an argument to have the trial moved from Kenora. Golden was also retained during the 1960s by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (known as the United Transportation Union by the end of the decade), which fought a decision by the Canadian Pacific Railway to reduce its crews on yard service to a single engineer based on the Rand Commission's report on freight train operations. Union governance was another element of Golden's practice, and the fonds includes files pertaining to the decision made in 1974 by the United Paperworkers Union in Canada to separate from the parent union in the United States, and form the Canadian Paperworkers Union. The records also deal with the merger of the CPU with the Energy and Chemical Workers Union in 1981 to form the Canadian Energy and Paperworkers Union, a predecessor to the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers' Union. Other files deal with the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, 1972 to 1973, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Stores Union (where the Ontario Labour Relations Board issued a precedent setting decision that forced Humpty Dumpty stores to reopen a plant and storage facility that had been closed to adversely affect collective bargaining), 1977, and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (the appeal of Jean-Claude Parrot's criminal trial in 1978 to 1979).

Union activity extended into the agricultural sector. In 1967, Golden was retained by the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee to represent its Toronto organizer, Marion Moses, who had organized a picket line at the premises of Culotta Grape Company. The relationship with the United Farm Workers lasted until the early 1980s, and was voluntary. The files deal with efforts to promote the boycott of grocery stores selling grapes and later lettuce from California, where pickers were on strike. Golden helped organize a church and labour delegation that visited California to participate in the picket and show moral support for the strikers. Documents include photographs from the trip, as well as newsletters, flyers, and correspondence regarding the boycott. Other files deal with assisting volunteers who had difficulties with immigration officials when crossing the United States border, and charges associated with the right to treat public areas of shopping plazas as property where freedom of assembly and speech could occur without being subject to trespass laws; the appeal was dismissed by the Supreme Court of Canada. Golden also acted for the Ontario Farmers' Union, which represented the interests of small farmers (large corporate farms were represented by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture). The OFU fought to preserve marketing boards, but often litigated disputes over quotas and their abuse by larger operators. The files, which cover the period from 1968 to 1970, focus on marketing boards and farm organization, as well as an action against Tate and Lyle (a large international sugar conglomerate operating as Canada and Dominion Sugar) that was launched when it violated a guarantee to keep open a processing plant for farmers in the Chatham area who had been induced to grow sugar beets. They also document the restriction placed on the dairy farmers near Athens, Ontario, who operated the Plum Hollow Farmers Cheese Cooperative, in order to force them to deliver their milk to the Ault Foods plant in Brockville in 1971. This arrangement led to a boycott of Kraft Foods that was ultimately successful. In 1969, the several farmers' unions throughout Canada merged to form the National Farmers Union (NFU). Golden was retained as counsel, and he pursued a special act of parliament to create a single corporation to replace the varied corporations, voluntary associations, and statutory organizations that previously existed. Files for the NFU also deal with land use issues and the potato marketing board in Prince Edward Island, marketing boards dealing with tobacco and soy beans, Golden's speeches to the NFU's conventions in Winnipeg, 1971, and Vancouver, 1980, and the arrest of its president, Roy Atkinson, for his part in a mass tractor demonstration on the highway leading to Borden, Prince Edward Island, in 1971 (Atkinson was the only non-resident in the demonstration, and the only person charged with conspiracy to obstruct a highway). The majority of the files pertain to Kiist et al v. Canadian National Railway et al, a class action lawsuit sparked by a major dispute in 1978 over grain marketing and the Crow's Nest Pass rates for shipping grain to Vancouver and Thunder Bay. The rates had been established to make prairie grain farms viable producers through competitive prices for shipping grain to Vancouver and Thunder Bay, but the railways responded by sidelining large quantities of grain cars "for repairs" that were later discovered on remote sidings in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The result was cargo vessels anchored and awaiting cargo while grain deteriorated on farms and in elevators.

Professional associations were a third area of labour relations for Golden's firm. He was involved with the Steering Committee on Negotiating Rights for Professional Staff from 1966 to 1970, and the files include his brief to the Rand Commission and work on draft provincial legislation in 1967. He represented the Society of Professional Hydro Engineers from 1961 to 1987, including its dealings with the Special Committee on Professional Engineers from 1969 to 1971. His files also contain records dealing with a feasibility study for a Federation of Professional Employees, 1966 to 1972, and the Federation of Engineering and Scientific Associations that involved employees of the Ontario government, 1977. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation was another major client. Files pertain to teacher bargaining legislation in 1974, and negotiations with the Metropolitan Toronto school board in 1975. Golden was also involved in a challenge to federal anti-inflation legislation following a dispute with the Renfrew school board in 1975, and in challenges to separate school funding during the mid 1970s (St. Anne's High School, where the parent-teacher association pursued its constitutional right to equal education with non-separate schools), mid 1980s, and from 1995 to 1999 (Daly et al v. Attorney General of Ontario, which tested legislation that allowed separate school boards to discriminate against non-Catholics when hiring teachers). Both issues wound up before the Supreme Court of Canada, and Golden's files contain ample documentation of his research, working documents, correspondence, and court proceedings. Other professional associations represented by Golden include the Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Association and the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association, with files created during the mid 1970s and 1980s dealing with a conciliation board to assist the controllers in reaching an agreement without a strike, a dispute over the use of French for air traffic control, and the requirement for pilots to retire at 60 years of age (Stevenson v. Air Canada).

He represented the Canadian Media Guild from 1971 to his retirement, guiding it through numerous labour board and court cases leading to its mergers with many other unions into its present representation of all employees of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in a single bargaining unit.

Aubrey Golden is perhaps best known for his involvement in cases that deal with civil liberties and the public interest, and these themes are well represented by his fonds. His files for the Canadian Bar Association contain extensive documentation on wiretapping and hate propaganda during the 1960s, as well as his work with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and its Censorship Committee. The defence of obscenity charges form the basis for the files for Lovecraft (a store that sold sex aids and related material) and Metro News (distributors of adult magazines) for the distribution of pornography from 1972 to 1986. Changing social mores also lay at the heart of the charges against David DePoe, an organizer with the Company of Young Canadians, and a large number of other individuals for sit-ins in Yorkville, a community in downtown Toronto. The files deal with conflict between the culture of "hippies" and an older generation represented by City Council, particularly Mayor Alan Lamport, as well as claims of police brutality during demonstrations and unauthorized searches for drugs, and cover the period from 1967 to 1971. Golden had become involved with municipal affairs several years earlier, when he represented the Mimico Rate Payers Association in a public inquiry sparked by Pierre Berton's columns in the "Toronto star" in 1961 about corruption involving improper payments and other considerations for permission to violate zoning laws. The files include newspaper clippings, correspondence, transcripts of the evidence, and the final report by Judge J. Ambrose Shea in 1962. Undeclared pecuniary interest in a real estate development was also the issue in the action launched by City of Toronto aldermen Karl Jaffary and John Sewell against another member of Council, Ben Grys, in 1971. He has appeared often across Canada before various boards and courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and was called to the bar of four provinces. Other files within the fonds reflect Golden's wide ranging interest in social and environmental issues and organizations: the Exchange for Political Ideas in Canada, 1964 to 1967 (including a paper on the impact of automation on trade unions and labour relations, 1965); the Kingston Penitentiary Citizens Committee, 1971 to 1973; the judicial review of the closure of Clinton General Hospital, 1976; the Committee for a New Constitution, 1977 to 1978; the inquest into the death of seven students employed in the Ministry of Natural Resources' Junior Ranger Program by a fire set by the Ministry near Napina, Ontario, 1979 to 1982; the Council of Canadians, 1985; the Coalition on Capital Punishment, 1987; efforts with James Lorimer to revive the public affairs magazine "Canadian forum, " 1988 to 2001 (including correspondence, financial documents, agreements, and the original minute book for the managing corporation, 1934 to 1974); a mock trial and conference held by International PEN, 1988 to 1989; and an injunction to stop Notre Development's proposal for a waste management site at the Adams Mine in northern Ontario, 1994 to 2001.

Golden's interest in public affairs naturally led to involvement with politics and the media. His files document his work with the National Liberal Federation and the Ontario Liberal Association from 1961 to 1969, including policy documents on labour relations, his role in the election campaigns of Mitchell Sharp and Val Scott, and the movement to draft Charles Templeton for leadership of the Ontario Liberals in 1964. Golden switched to the New Democratic Party in 1969, and the ensuing files deal with his candidacy for the party's federal council in 1969 and election campaigns during the 1970s. His profile was enhanced by considerable media exposure. The fonds includes scripts for his public affairs commentaries broadcast on CBC television, his columns and articles on legal and civil liberties issues, publicity material for his book "Rumours of war" and its release in paperback, and the text for his many speeches and presentations on industrial relations, collective bargaining, censorship, pornography, and the defence of obscenity charges.

Golden's work with the Canadian Bar Association included research on First Nations and aboriginal rights, and these issues became a major focus of his practice. In August 1978, the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (ITC) was advised of hearings by the National Energy Board into the supply and demand for natural gas to consider the proposal by the Polar Gas consortium of oil and gas companies to build a pipeline through Keewatin on the west coast of Hudson Bay. Golden was retained by the ITC to fight the proposal, which was supported by the federal Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. The files document the three weeks of hearings that preceded the withdrawal of the application. At the same time, the Inuit Tapirisat was involved in an effort to slow down or stop exploration activity that accompanied the uranium find at Shultz Lake, 40 miles upstream from Baker Lake. The use of low-flying aircraft and its impact on hunting the Kaminuriak herd of caribou was central to the action, which was complicating negotiations for the creation of Nunavut. Golden secured an interim injunction in Toronto. Trial of the case was dependent upon the oral history presented by Inuit hunters in the gymnasium at Baker Lake High School. The court dissolved its injunction and instead declared that approximately 150 square kilometres were subject to aboriginal title. The extensive files on the Polar Gas and Baker Lake cases include witness statements, corporate and government reports, substantial research material on caribou as well as archaeological and anthropological evidence, maps, legal arguments, case law, trial notes, and correspondence regarding the negotiation of development rights after the court decision in 1980. Golden also represented the Islington White Dog Band who lived on the reserve along the English-Wabigoon River system in northwestern Ontario regarding a lawsuit over mercury poisoning of the river, and a claim for compensation against Ontario Hydro for flooding reserve lands and causing considerable damage. The files document the settlement of these actions, and Golden's work with other advisors to develop a plan for economic recovery of the reserve, 1980 to 1982. Tagak Curley was another client of Aubrey Golden. He was a prominent Inuit activist and member of the legislature for the Northwest Territories who had shot a polar bear in self defence in August 1981. His refusal to surrender the pelt to wildlife authorities led to prosecution under a game ordinance, which was contested by the Hunters and Trappers Association to test aboriginal title and hunting rights under the Canadian Bill of Rights.

General interest files include: Golden's preliminary report on a proposed industrial relations system for the Bahamas at the request of its government, October 1967; his work for the United Jewish Appeal in 1961, and on the Legal Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress, 1963 to 1974; and his lecture notes and other teaching material for his courses on industrial relations that were offered through the Master of Business Administration program at York University, 1967 to 1970.

Golden, Aubrey E.

Margaret Avison fonds

  • F0259
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1983

The fonds mainly documents Margaret Avison's work as a poet and writer and includes manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, printed material, music scores and photographs.

Avison, Margaret, 1918-2007

Rex Battle fonds

  • F0518
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1957

Fonds consists of music used by the Rex Battle Orchestra, including a series of envelopes arranged alphabetically by song title that contain published scores and lyrics, as well as original arrangements by Rex Battle. Notes written on the envelopes show names of songs, composers and publishers, as well as the music’s key, performance dates, costs of the published music and the breakdown of the scores by instrument. This fonds also consists of orchestral scores and sheet music for the piano, organ, violin, viola, clarinet, and other instruments.

Battle, Rex, 1895-1967

Joyce Wieland collection

  • F0114
  • Collection
  • [192-?]-2004

The collection consists of materials related to Joyce Wieland acquired from various sources. Records include a small amount of correspondence; obituary notices and program for the Wieland funeral; press clippings and articles on the work of Joyce Wieland; photographs of Wieland, her friends and family; personal ephemera relating to Wieland; photographs taken at a drawing workshop led by Wieland in St. Michael's, Newfoundland; records and scripts pertaining to Wieland's film "The Far Shore" as well as notes by Wieland about the film; photographs used in the Jane Lind biography of Wieland; small works of art done by Wieland such as sketches, drawings and paintings.

Didi Khayatt fonds

  • F0588
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1991

Fonds consists of handwritten notes for Didi Khayatt's doctoral thesis, "Lesbian teachers : an invisible presence," typescript transcripts of interviews with teachers conducted between 1982 and 1985, correspondence with study participants, and an unbound copy of her thesis, August 1991.

Khayatt, Didi

Mountain Fund fonds

  • F0121
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1994

Fonds consists of records of the Mountain Fund pertaining to its activities, helping Vietnamese refugees in coming to Hamilton, Ontario. The fonds includes minutes of the Board of Directors, correspondence, financial records, publications and photographic materials.

Mountain Fund (Hamilton, Ont.)

Jeniva Berger theatre programs collection

  • F0265
  • Collection
  • 1971-1983

The collection consists of programmes, playbills and notices of productions in Ontario (predominantly Toronto) theatres, 1971-1983, arranged alphabetically by the title of the production. Some of the companies and theatres represented include, Toronto Arts Productions, Stratford Theatre, Skylight Theatre, Toronto Workshop Productions, Toronto Free Theatre, Royal Alex Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Lime Light Dinner Theatre, Theatre in the Dell, Young People’s Theatre, Shaw Festival, and Theatre Passe Muraille.

Berger, Jeniva

Goldfarb Consultants fonds

  • F0152
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1992

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the activities of Goldfarb Consultants and include research reports, printouts, questionnaires and administrative files. They can be used in conjunction with each other: the responses in the questionnaires are analysed in the research reports; the printouts are the raw data results of the questionnaires; and the administrative files provide additional documentation related to a particular research topic. With a few exceptions the projects included in the fonds were undertaken for federal or provincial political parties or governments.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

Goldfarb Consultants

Anna-Liisa Lumiala fonds

  • F0633
  • Fonds
  • [194-]-1979, 2013

Fonds consists of 327 letters written by Liisa Lumiala to her friend Terttu Hansen between 1943-1979, ending a few months before Liisa's death from cancer. The first set of letters until 7 March 1948 were written from various places in Finland, as Liisa and her family were moved around by the government from one residence to another. The next set of letters, covering the time period 22 March 1948 to 20 July 1948 were written from various locations in Sweden, where Liisa and her daughter Tytti were waiting to receive their immigration papers to move to Canada.The final set, beginning 30 August 1948 were written in Canada, again from various locations and addresses around Port Arthur, Fort William and Toronto. This collection of letters provides insight into the day-to-day life of a Finnish immigrant woman who moved to Canada to create a new life for herself with her husband and family after World War II.

Lumiala, Anna-Liisa

Esther Fleischmann Halevi fonds

  • F0094
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1993, predominant 1960-1961

Fonds consists of the correspondence of Esther Fleischmann regarding the opening of York University, the installation of Murray Ross as President, and the Alumni Association.

Edith Ferguson fonds

  • F0305
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1983, predominant 1959-1978

The fonds consists of some typescript, corrected reports and research papers by Edith Ferguson (1948-1977), as well as published copies of some of them. There are also several volumes dealing with immigrant, integration and multiculturalism issues, novels, and reports from research institutes, government organizations, charitable bodies, and others involved in the immigration and integration fields (1929-1983). There are also some newspaper clippings relating to immigration and multiculturalism in Canada.

Ferguson, Edith, 1903-

Inez Elliston fonds

  • F0622
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2012

Fonds consists of research materials, committee records, community advocacy documentation and government policy correspondence, curriculum materials, surveys, reports and other textual material related to the professional, volunteer and community activities of Inez Elliston. Material relates to her professional interest in educational curriculum development, particularly in relation to multicultural policies developed at the federal and provincial levels, and how such policies were implemented in local school boards. Other material relates to Elliston's involvement in local, municipal, provincial, national and international organizations and committees involved in social issues related to women's rights, (particularly immigrant women, ethnic and cultural minorities, women of of colour and aboriginal women, issues of gender in urban communities, domestic violence, safety and accessibility), immigrant school children (particularly in the area of assessment, anti-racist, cultural interrelation, vocational training, and children's rights), adult learners (particularly in the areas of vocational training, anti-racist programming and policies for adult immigrant learners) and citizenship (in particular areas of multiculturalism, inter-cultural dialogue, tolerance, anti-Hate Group community efforts, political organization and celebration of diversity).

Elliston, Inez N., 1930-

Patricia Fleisher fonds

  • F0570
  • Fonds
  • [1933?]-[2009?], predominant 1972-2009

Fonds consists of textual and graphic materials, including business records, photographs, artwork and other material, created and accumulated by Patricia (Pat) Fleisher in her capacity as an artist, photographer, art critic, art show organizer, and magazine editor and publisher of "Art Magazine", "Artpost", "Artfocus", "City Art" and the "Artfocus Online Art Magazine". Also included in this fonds are records pertaining to Fleisher's role as a member and treasurer of AICA Canada, her creative and freelance writing, and her work as an independent art appraiser.

Fleisher, Patricia

Archambeau-Thomas family collection

  • F0612
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1891]-2013, predominant 1967-2004

Fonds consists of biographical writing, genealogical documents, published and photocopied books, scrapbooks and mementos created, collected and accumulated by Gerald A. Archambeau from various sources,including genealogical information regarding his grandfather Herbert T. Thomas, a police officer in Jamaica who was also a naturalist, lecturer and explorer. Material relating to Herbert T. Thomas is photocopied and scanned pamphlets, online articles and newspaper articles of material originally published from 1881 to about 1927 and relates primarily to Thomas' campaign to eradicate the practice of obeha in Jamaica.

Archambeau, Gerald A., 1933-

Helen Lucas fonds

  • F0100
  • Fonds
  • [1971]-1981

The fonds consists of Helen Lucas' correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, The Diary Series (1971-1978), and Relationship Drawings (1978-1981) (both of which include 246 charcoal drawings, 40 sketches, 34 drawings, 5 etchings, 47 lithographs, 3 framed serigraphs, 1 sketchbook, and 1 pastel on paper); preliminary drawings for Angelica (Toronto: Kakabeka Publishing Co.,1973) and Genesis; twelve original collage drawings for the book co-authored by Helen Lucas and Margaret Laurence entitled The Christmas Birthday Story (1981) complemented with letters from Laurence while they were collaborating on the book; original prints (1970s); a sketchbook (1971); and Drawing Dedicated to my Daughter. Lucas provides an accompanying narrative to many of the drawings, giving a context for the works and an account of their evolution between 1971 and 1979. The initial sketchbook pages are also included, portraying intimate personal images which she likens to 'finding the achievement of my own voice'.

Lucas, Helen

Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP) collection

  • F0733
  • Collection
  • 1964-2016

Collection consists of records accumulated by the Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP) pertaining to the history and activities of Coptic immigrants in Canada.

R. H. Tawney fonds

  • F0424
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1960

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes, a scrapbook, publications and galley proofs of publications, both by Richard Henry Tawney and by the Workers' Educational Association. For Tawney there are notes on a book about the economic thinker Henry George (which was apparently never written), chapters in typescript and handwritten for 'Equality,' and page proofs for 'Twentieth Century socialism,' as well as articles and reviews (in typescript and handwritten and published) for 'The highwayman,' (publication of the Workers' Educational Association), correspondence with colleagues in adult education and history, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings with some handwritten correspondence, relating to the Tawney family in England and India. For the Workers' Educational Association there are galleys of articles, and related correspondence for 'The highwayman'. There is also material of a general nature, including reports, correspondence and conference proceedings, and articles related to the education of trade unionists.

Tawney, R. H. (Richard Henry), 1880-1962

Janice Tyrwhitt fonds

  • F0437
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2013

The fonds consists of research notes and typescripts for Tyrwhitt's books "The mill," "Bartlett's Canada," "How the Depression hit the West," "The exodus of the Japanese," and "The sinking of the I'm alone"; typescripts, research and correspondence regarding for articles published in Maclean's, Reader's digest, Saturday night, The Star weekly, Canadian living, the Old farmer's almanac, and other magazines; typescripts, research, and correspondence for chapters published in "Alberta in the 20th century"; editorial appraisals for Pierre Berton's manuscripts; notes made as a researcher for "The Pierre Berton show"; reports on manuscripts for Macmillan's, McClelland and Stewart, Longman's, Oberon Press, and other Canadian book publishers; notes as an editor for the Royal Commission on the Status of Women; correspondence with writers (including Pierre Berton, Ernest Buckler, Mark Gayn, Robert Kroetsch, Yves Theriault, Adele Wiseman, Sean O'Faolain, George Ronald, and others), editors, and others.

Tyrwhitt, Janice,1928-

Onion fonds

  • F0367
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1973]-1984

The fonds consists of typescript, corrected drafts of articles, subscriber correspondence, and correspondence with the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Ombudsman's Office concerning a dispute that the editor of Onion, Stephen Mezei, had with the Arts Council (1977-1979).

Onion.

Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Centennial Conference fonds

  • F0384
  • Fonds
  • 1967

The fonds consists of papers, background material and newspaper clippings relating to the 'Centennial Conference' of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada held in Montmorency, Quebec in August, 1967. There are also newspaper clippings relating to the leadership convention of September 1967 when Robert Stanfield was elected leader of the national party.

Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Centennial Convention (1967 : Toronto, Ont.)

Rendezvous Club fonds

  • F0532
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2004

The fonds consists of meeting minutes, annual reports, treasurer's and secretary's reports, reports of the flowers and card committee, obituaries, membership lists and photographs of the members at various social occasions over the years.

Rendezvous Club

R.M. Fowler fonds

  • F0306
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1945

The fonds consists records of R.M. Fowler, including reports, correspondence, transcripts of hearing and related material from the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations (Rowell-Sirois). This includes summary of the hearings (1937-1940), and transcripts of private sittings with the Manitoba and New Brunswick delegations (1938). In addition, there is material from Commission staff in the form of memoranda (1937-1938), precis of discussions (1938-1939), bibliographies and Orders-in-Council, tax forms and notes and estimates relating to unemployment in Canada (1938-1939). There are also copies of several reports issued by the Commission on the taxing power in Canada, debt adjustment, excise duties, and studies of federal systems in other countries.

Fowler, R.M., 1906-1980

James B. Milner fonds

  • F0357
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1982, predominant 1939-1969

The fonds consists of articles, correspondence, records of bodies that James Bryce Milner was a member of, reports, and research material.

Milner, J.B. (James Bryce),1918-1969.

Major Addison Alexander Mackenzie fonds

  • F0347
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1969

The fonds consists of Major Addison Alexander Mackenzie's records pertaining to his social and political activities.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Correspondence
Subject files
Lists of voters
Printed material
Photographs

Mackenzie, Addison Alexander, 1885-1970.

Canadian Theatre Review fonds

  • F0281
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1982

The fonds consists of typescripts of articles, galleys, art-work, editorials and related material from the production of the Review. There is also a great deal of correspondence with Canadian theatre companies and theatres, concerning productions, which includes playbills, programs, press releases and related material. There are also financial documents, including invoices for products published by CTR Publications, as well as some budget material.

Canadian Theatre Review

Arthur C. Johnson fonds

  • F0334
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1984

The fonds mainly documents Arthur C. Johnson's professional activities as a university administrator. Records consist of press releases, speeches, correspondence, and reports relating to the planning and development of York University's Keele and Glendon campuses.

Johnson, Arthur C., 1923-

Linda Pyke fonds

  • F0386
  • Fonds
  • [1978?]

The fonds consists of typescripts, some with corrections, of Linda Pyke's poetry, including 'Prisoner,' 'Sara,' 'Women in rooms' and others.

Pyke, Linda

Frank Morriss fonds

  • F0361
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1971

The fonds consists of a typescript of an autobiography by Frank Morriss composed in 1971. In addition, there are notes for an article on the "Winnipeg Free Press", newspaper clippings of articles by Morriss in the "Free Press", and copies of magazines with articles by Morriss.

Morriss, Frank, 1906-

Sacheverell Sitwell fonds

  • F0410
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1973

The fonds consists of notebooks, galley proofs and typescripts for several of Sacheverell Sitwell's works.

Sitwell, Sacheverell

Maurice Duplessis fonds

  • F0303
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1959

The fonds consists of correspondence and papers (1928-1959), arranged chronologically, receipts for monies received from Maurice Duplessis and others, including receipts from organizations, associations and student awards. There are also the proceedings of the meetings of the Public Accounts Committee Inquiry (1936), through which Duplessis exposed the corruption of the Liberal government of the day. The fonds also contains scrapbooks of newspaper clippings relating to political and social developments in Quebec (1929-1949) with concentration on the period, 1934-1936, as well as newspaper clippings relating to the death and funeral of Duplessis. In addition, there is correspondence with and/or concerning several prominent Quebecois including Daniel Johnson, Thibaudeau Rinfret, Msgr. Ferdinand Vandry, Georges Vanier, and companies located in the province (Dominion Textiles, Noranda Mines), and related subjects.

Duplessis, Maurice

J.W. (Hans) Mohr fonds

  • F0642
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2013

Fonds consists of publications, professional and personal correspondence, reports, newspaper and magazine articles, pamphlets, greeting cards, postcards, photographs, conference papers, seminar papers, student evaluations, meeting minutes, memos, research articles, curriculum vitae and publications list, and unpublished manuscripts. The fonds documents Mohr's work in the fields of psychiatry, law reform, legal education, criminal justice in Canada, family equality, sentencing standards, and more. The fonds includes: handwritten letters written in German by Mohr to his wife and family during the 1950s when he moved to Canada, as well as letters written in German by friends; draft manuscripts and articles from his colleagues; meeting minutes and memos from law reform organizations; printed online articles about the Law Commission of Canada and its work; correspondence with members of law reform organizations of the Law Commission of Canada regarding reports and upcoming policies. Mohr visited many other universities for lectures, seminars and conferences, in addition to participating in professional organizations. Fonds includes his papers used at these events such as 'Clinical Judgements and Citizen Reviews and the Children's Act,' the 'International Congress on Law and Psychiatry,' and 'National Consultation on Sentencing.' Fonds includes a collection of papers and reports on subjects about the Max Planck Institute, feminism, postmodernism and the law, rhetoric language and the law, psychiatry and medical works, law and theory, and criminal law. Fonds also includes physical and electronic versions of Mohr's unpublished manuscripts, as well as electronic versions of some of Mohr's outgoing correspondence.

Mohr, J. W., 1928-2008

John Moss fonds

  • F0645
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2012, 1971-1988 predominant

Fonds consists of correspondence between Moss and numerous Canadian literary figures including Margaret Atwood, George Bowering, Matt Cohen, Northrop Frye, Robert Kroetsch, Hugh MacLennan, John Metcalf, Farley Mowat, Michael Ondaatje, James Reaney, Sinclair Ross, Ruby Wiebe, George Woodcock, among others.

Moss, John, 1940-

Norman Penner fonds

  • F0379
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1984, predominant 1930-1960

The fonds mainly documents Norman Penner's research activities on the history of the Canadian Left.

Penner, Norman

Oliver Edwin Hodges fonds

  • F0325
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1970

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, newspapers and newspaper clippings, photographs, publications and reports, relating to Oliver Edwin Hodges' union activities in Canada, as well as to the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.

Hodges, Oliver Edwin, 1915-1993

Robert Freeman fonds

  • F0307
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1978

The fonds consists of Robert Freeman's records pertaining to his involvement in student affairs at York University.

Freeman, Robert, 1933-

Project Ossington fonds

  • F0385
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1971

The fonds consists of records of the Project Ossington and includes correspondence and papers, 1968-1971; financial records, 1968-1971; reports, 1968-1971; case histories, 1969-1971; journals, 1968-1971; Board of Directors files, 1968-1971; grant applications, 1970-1971; building plans, 1968-1969; legal documents and by-laws, 1968-1971; rules and regulations, 1968-1971; statistics, 1969-1971; publicity, 1968-1971; printed material, 1969-1971; Project 1969, Project 1970, and Project 1971 files.

Project Ossington

Philip J. Jaffe collection

  • F0332
  • Collection
  • 1926-1929

The fonds consists of minutes of the Political Committee, the Central Executive Committee, and the Secretariat of the Workers' (Communist) Party of the United States, 1926-1929.

Jaffe, Philip J.

Peter Wood fonds

  • F0457
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1987, predominant 1961-1965

Fonds consists of Peter H. Wood's records pertaining to his activities as staff member of York University. The fonds includes Glendon Campus construction files (1960-1965), York University Pension fund files (1961-1987) and his personal files (1961-1970).

Wood, Peter

People or Planes Committee fonds

  • F0380
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1977

The fonds consists of the official records of the People or Planes Committee (P.O.P.) including correspondence, minutes, financial records, briefs, speeches, press releases, reports, published materials, newspaper clippings, and related material.

People or Planes Committee (Claremont, Ont.)

Paul Sullivan fonds

  • F0141
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1971

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

Sullivan, Paul, 1895-1971

Parkdale Community Legal Services fonds

  • F0378
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1981

The fonds documents the functioning and activities of Parkdale Community Legal Services for the period 1971-1981. It includes minutes of meetings, internal and external correspondence, financial records, annual reports, published material and other material.

Parkdale Community Legal Services

Dame Edith Sitwell fonds

  • F0408
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1977

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, notebooks, galleys, and typescripts of Dame Edith Sitwell.

Sitwell, Edith, Dame

M.G. Vassanji fonds

  • F0485
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2012

Fonds consists of research material, notes, drafts, edited manuscripts, and proof pages for M.G. Vassanji's novels, collections of short stories, and non-fiction; scripts for an unfinished television project, "The Abdullah quartet"; unpublished drafts of poems and fragments of stories; research material on politics, religion, violence, and society in India from historical and contemporary perspectives, and arrangements for Vassanji's visits to India; drafts of his articles for Maclean's on social unrest in Africa; and drafts of his lectures on writing, cultural identities, and diversity given in Canada and Great Britain. The fonds includes correspondence with publishers, copies of articles related to his work, publicity material related to his writing and to awards, and correspondence regarding his work as a teacher of writing. The fonds also contains material regarding his academic and professional activities as a nuclear physicist including course outlines, notes, essays, and offprints of articles authored or co-authored by Vassanji.

Vassanji, M.G.

Jim Galloway fonds

  • F0686
  • Fonds
  • 1907-2015

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the life and work of Canadian-Scottish Jazz musician and Toronto Jazz Festival founder, Jim Galloway. Records include those pertaining to his early life in Scotland, his work as a booking agent and radio host with CKFM, his administrative roles with the Toronto Jazz Festival, and his life as a performing saxophonist. In addition to the administrative contracts, correspondence, notes, travel records, gig and festival memorabilia, sheet music, and other records pertaining to Galloway's career, the fonds includes extensive audio recordings of Galloway's radio show, Toronto Alive, as well as various other recordings created or compiled by Galloway throughout his career.

Galloway, Jim, 1936-2014

Gordon Hamilton Jack fonds

  • F0331
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1946

The fonds consists of copies of 'Canadian student' (published by the Student Christian Movement), 'The student,' (Student League of Canada), 'Youth forum,' (Canadian Youth Congress), and 'The new commonwealth,' (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation), 1934-1936. In addition, there is material from the League for Social Reconstruction, including minutes of meetings of the National Executive (1936-1941), membership material, and reports from the National Convention (1936), as well as newspaper clippings and related material. For the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation there are minutes, campaign material, and newspaper clippings relating to the London (Ont.) Riding Association (1938-1946).

Jack, Gordon Hamilton, 1913-1978

Mary Jane Warner fonds

  • F0574
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2006

Fonds consists of dance notations recorded using Labanotation or Kinetography Laban, created or acquired by Mary Jane Warner and used in her work as a professor of dance. The notations take the form of manuscript symbols hand-drawn by Warner while a student at Ohio State University (including Labanotation for her dissertation), photocopies of works produced by other notators, and printed works published by the Dance Notation Bureau and the Royal Academy of Dancing. The notations are grouped according to elementary, intermediate, and advanced readings, with titles that often include the name of the choreographer and, in some cases, the notator. The works of Doris Humphrey, Ray Cook, Anthony Tudor, George Balanchine, Muriel Topaz, and Ann Hutchinson Guest figure prominently among the notations. The fonds also includes Warner’s lecture notes on the history of dance notation and Labanotation, material on teaching dance, notes for a lecture on E.A. Theleur’s "Letters on dancing : reducing this elegent and healthful exercise to easy scientific principles" (London, 1831), and programs and proceedings from various international conferences on Labanotation and Kinetography Laban.

Warner, Mary Jane

Adele Wiseman fonds

  • F0447
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1998

Fonds consists of manuscript and typescript copies of Adele Wiseman's work, clippings and reviews pertaining to her books, personal and business correspondence, financial records, photographs, subject files and manuscripts of work by others and material pertaining to her career as a writer, teacher and social worker.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Wiseman, Adele, 1928-1992

H. S. Harris fonds

  • F0320
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1996

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Henry Silton Harris' activities as author and educator. It includes his manuscripts, correspondence, research and lecture notes, teaching files, and his graduate and undergraduate studies files.

Harris, H. S. (Henry Silton), 1926-.

NDWT Theatre Company

  • F0201
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1978, predominant 1977

Fonds consists of manuscript drafts and production photographs of the 1976 production of James Reaney's "The Dismissal" by the NDWT Theatre Company at the Hart House Theatre, as directed by Keith Turnbull and co-directed by Lester Kohalmi. The play is based on the 1896 student strike at the University of Toronto.

Kohalmi, Lester

Nancy Barbara Fleming fonds

  • F0537
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1953-2006

Fonds consists of: correspondence with Richard Outram and Barbara Howard; Christmas and St. Valentine's Day cards published by The Gauntlet Press; unpublished poetry by Outram; wood engravings by Howard, as well as programs for her exhibits and articles about her work; seven silkscreen prints created by Ronald King and numbered, titled and signed by the artist; and "Alphabet 1," a papercut alphabet designed and cut by Ronald King on hand-made paper and published by Circle Press.

Fleming, Nancy Barbara, 1931-2008

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

James J. Morrison fonds

  • F0360
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1973? (originally created 1916-1933)]

The fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda and notes, by James Morrison and others, concerning the activities of the UFO and the UFCC. There is also an unsigned biographical sketch of Morrison.

Morrison, James J., 1861-1936.

Marc Egnal fonds

  • F0304
  • Fonds
  • 1987

Fonds consists of a typescript of Marc Egnal's "A mighty empire: the origins of the American Revolution," which was published in 1988. It includes a set of lists and tabulations of pre-revolutionary 'factions'.

Egnal, Marc, 1943-

Henry Leslie Rowntree fonds

  • F0399
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1970

The fonds consists of Henry Leslie Rowntree's material related to the proposed expansion of Toronto International Airport (now Pearson International Airport) in 1968-1970. It consists of the official plan of Etobicoke, briefs to Parliament and to the Department of Transport from groups opposed to the expansion, Department of Transport press releases and policy studies on land use in areas adjacent to airports and related material.

Rowntree, Henry Leslie, 1914-

Gerald Gold fonds

  • F0312
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1985

The fonds consists of raw material collected for the York-Timmins Project conducted by a team of researchers led by Gold in 1981 and represent some 8000 hours of field work. Other team members included James DiGiacomo, Kathy Pirie, Peter Vasiliadis, Tanya Basok, A. Stewart, Lawrence Lam, and Michael Korovikin.

Original interviews were recorded although many were done without recording, notes only being taken. The tapes were not kept in order to honour promises made to the interviewees, however, detailed transcripts and edited transcripts of all tapes and notes were made and these include consistent marking of pauses, inflection and mood. Individuals from the following cultural and ethnic groups were interviewed: "pioneers" of the Porcupine Camp (Timmins and South Porcupine area); organizers of the Workers Cooperative (Ukrainian, Finnish, and British settlers); French-Canadian settlers and parish leaders; English mine settlers (both mine workers and managers); Italian settlers and community leaders; Chinese settlers and community leaders; Jewish settlers and community leaders; miscellaneous others.

In addition, there are photocopies and typed excerpts of articles from the 'Porcupine advance,' [newspaper] dealing with ethnic relations in the region, 1912-1950, and photocopies and typescripts of articles and essays dealing with ethnic communities in Timmins. There is also a photocopy of a mine company payroll for the year 1941.

Gold, Gerald Louis, 1945-2016

Alison Pick fonds

  • F0586
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2017

Fonds consists of records documenting the writing, editing, publication and promotion of Alison Pick's poetry and novels, including "Far to Go" (2010), "Between Gods" (2014) and "Strangers with the Same Dream" (2017), as well as records pertaining to Pick's personal life. These records include draft manuscripts, page proofs, notes, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, day planners, literary publications, journals and memorabilia.

Pick, Alison, 1975-

Frances Dafoe fonds

  • F0613
  • Fonds
  • [189-?]- 2007, predominant 1950-1993

Fonds consists of the research files and reference material used by Frances Dafoe in her capacity as a costume designer for theatre, television production, performances and figure skating competitions.

Dafoe, Frances

Charles Templeton fonds

  • F0216
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1991

The fonds consists of notes, drafts and research material pertaining to several of Charles Templeton's books. The material has been arranged chronologically by year of publication of the respective work.

Templeton, Charles, 1915-

Cameron family fonds

  • F0493
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1990, predominant 1969-1990

Fonds consists of more than 60 letters, newsletters, poems, and greeting cards written by Margaret Laurence to Ian and Sandy Cameron, as well as a copy of Laurence's will. The correspondence discusses Laurence's work as a writing instructor and speaker at the University of Toronto, her relationship with other Canadian writers and Clara Thomas, her move from Toronto to Lakefield, and her involvement with the Writers' Union of Canada conference in Ottawa in November 1973. Laurence comments extensively on her own works and her efforts to encourage other writers (including Ian Cameron), her efforts to produce a recording of songs with her lyrics and Cameron's musical score to accompany "The diviners," the film contract based on this novel, and her elation at winning the Molson Prize in 1975. The correspondence also discusses her divorce from Jack Laurence, her relationship with her children, and her views on social and generational change. The correspondence is accompanied by nine vinyl recordings given by Laurence to the Camerons that feature European classical music, African palm wine music, and Ghanian highlife music. The fonds also contains five letters from John Ruskin, the Victorian writer and art critic, to Kate Towney and Arbuthnot Cameron, 1865-1867, regarding Towney's marriage and financial affairs, mineral collecting, and ideas from Ruskin's book, "Modern painters." These letters are accompanied by notes and transcripts, as well as a letter written in 1907 regarding the Ruskin correspondence.

Cameron family

Dorothy Henderson fonds

  • F0227
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2001

The fonds mainly consists of material related to Margaret Laurence and Dorothy Henderson's work as a member of the Margaret Laurence Home committee. Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings and articles, brochures, reports and programs.

Henderson, Dorothy Campbell, 1916-

Shore family fonds

  • F0543
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1945

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

Shore (family)

Communist Party of Canada fonds

  • F0290
  • Fonds
  • 1940-[1949?]

The fonds consists of several photo reproductions of typed statements and documents used in a meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada, 22-23 January, 1943, the primary document being "The Canker of Factionalism". The statements are from several CPC members who participated in self-criticism and confessional sessions.

Communist party of Canada

V.A. (Tommy) Thompson fonds

  • F0097
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1979

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, People or Planes (POP) Committee organizational files, and environmental and agricultural files related to efforts to stop the establishment of the proposed Pickering airport by the federal government.

Thompson, Victor A. (Victor Albert), 1920-

University Women's Club of North York fonds

  • F0160
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2011

The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, newsletters, financial records, membership lists, reports, press clippings, briefs and submissions to governments, president's diaries, membership directories, committee reports, scholarship fund reports and correspondence regarding the club's activities, its involvement with York University, and its work to influence provincial and federal government policies on women's issues, education, social reform and the environment. Briefs and submissions deal with a wide range of topics that include fluorination of water, discrimination against women, teaching of French, family law reform, women and the Canadian constitution, early learning and child care, abortion and the Criminal Code, pornography, reproductive technologies, human rights, gun control, affordable housing, and health care.

University Women's Club of North York

Donald Mackenzie fonds

  • F0348
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1927

The fonds consists of Donald Mackenzie's ledgers, day books, and account books for Mackenzie & Rogerson, merchants in Woodbridge, Ontario (1875-1904), and correspondence, petitions, registers, license records and related material for the West Riding of York Liquor License Inspector, 1877-1927.

Mackenzie, Donald, 1852-1941?

Montarville Boucher de la Bruere fonds

  • F0268
  • Fonds
  • 1911

Fonds consists of a single letter from Frederick Debartzch Monk, Conservative Party member of the House of Commons and Minister of Public Works in the Borden government to Boucher de la Bruere on political questions of the day (1911).

Monk, F.D. (Frederick Debartzch), 1856-1914

John Montgomery Barber fonds

  • F0261
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1973

The fonds mainly documents John Montgomery Barber's activities as member of the National Council of Welfare.

Barber, John M.

Edwin Clarence Guillet fonds

  • F0161
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1949

Fonds consists of the original manuscripts, and some additional typescripts, of the 'Famous Canadian Trials' series, volumes 1-50, created between 1943 and 1949.

Guillet, Edwin C., 1898-1975

Association of Cultural Executives fonds

  • F0257
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1988

The fonds consists of documents pertaining to the Association of Cultural Executives such as letters patent, minutes and by-laws, correspondence and papers, financial records, reports, and printed material.

Association of Cultural Executives

James Paton Isaac fonds

  • F0330
  • Fonds
  • 1971

The fonds consists of a steel plate of James Paton Isaac, which was used for the front plate of 'Factors in the ruin of antiquity,' (1971).

Isaac, James Paton, 1895-1964

Susan Ioannou fonds

  • F0469
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2004

Fonds consists of Wordswrights Canada files including correspondence, promotional material, newsletters and client files related to Ioannou's company; publishing files consisting of material related to Ioannnou's own writing and includes galleys of collections of her poetry and readings files consisting of correspondence, notes and drafts of talks presented by Ioannou on the the teaching of poetry to various groups and organizations.

Ioannou, Susan, 1944-

George Stewart Henry fonds

  • F0324
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1934

The fonds consists of George Stewart Henry's daily appointment books (1931-1934), an algebra exercise book, and his passport, issued in 1928.

Henry, George Stewart, 1871-1853

Douglas How fonds

  • F0327
  • Fonds
  • 1971

Fonds consists of a typewritten memoir of Douglas George How's two years as assistant to Robert Henry Winters, Canadian Minister of Public Works, 1955-1957.

How, Douglas, 1919-

Allan Grossman fonds

  • F0317
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1979, predominant 1950-1975

The fonds consists of correspondence and papers, reports, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs, tapes and films, related to Allan Grossman's political career, community work, and family life.

Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991

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