This collection describes courses and stipulates requirements for attaining academic qualifications. The calendar collection documents admission requirements, academic expectations, and standards for the completion of degree requirements. The collection consists of course calendars, mini-calendars and handbooks issued by faculties and departments. The collection is extensive though incomplete.
The collection includes ephemera such as announcements of conferences, seminars, and exhibits; newsletters from various university offices and colleges; public reports; guides and handbooks; press releases; bulletins; posters; etc. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the office which created the ephemera.
Fonds consists of a scrapbook containing letters and autographs from men and women such as W.L. Courtney, J.M. Wilson, F. Max Muller, Sir John Burke, W.J. Courhope, E. Curtius, John Cam Hobhouse, Admiral J. Jervis, B. Jowett, A.H. Sayce, and W.A. Wright; poems by Federico Garcia Lorca, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Wilson Pugsley MacDonald; press clippings for the Mid-Canada Development Conference; a bound manuscript by E.B. Sorge; letters written by Robert White Creeley, Dennis T. Patrick Sears, Edith Sitwell, Arthur S. Hamilton, Eugene A. Moxley, Arthur Chute Dent, Esther and Abraham Rattner, Francis Turner Palgrave, Robert Taylor, and Clement King Shorter; the will of William Crysall; the journal of Florence Alice Sitwell; sketches by Arthur S. Hamilton; a scrapbook of photographs and letters by Frederick H. Evans; a short essay on Roy Campbell by John Gawsworth; a Kingston Preparative Meeting of Men Friends minute book; a L'Académie française medal; a silk screen poster for The Escstasy of Rita Joe ; a manuscript of “Apollo Tree” by Miriam Waddington; and a list of Livingston and similar names from 1871 Census of Ontario.
The collection covers both performing arts and the cinema and is arranged in several series: 1. Dance companies; 2. Theatre and drama companies; 3. Cinema and film societies; 4. Musical performances; 5. Souvenir programs; 6. Film programs.
The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, genealogical charts, family histories, newspaper clippings, publications and related material detailing the history of the site on which the Keele Street campus of York University now stands; correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to the search for the grave site of Peter Erlin Kaiser and a photocopy of his Last Will and Testament; a genealogy and a history of the Kaiser family of Ontario (1933); copies of articles on the Palatine settlements in York County and Upper Canada; a publication, 'An account of the Boynton family and the family seat of Burton Agnes,' (1914); material on the Smith family (Hoover relations), correspondence seeking information from descendants of the Hoover family with responses, Hoover genealogies and material on the Troyer family genealogy (Hoover descendants); biographical material on York pioneers, correspondence, archaeological reports, copies of campus and survey maps and of architectural renderings of the Hart, Hoover, and Stong buildings on the University campus; obituary notices for the last surviving member of the Stong family who lived on the property, a copy of a genealogy of the family and a photocopy of a history of the church that was located on the property (by T.E. Kaiser);a newspaper article concerning Hart House, a building on the York campus which was relocated there in the 1930s from King Township, material related to the 40th anniversary celebrations of York University in 1999 and the York University Faculty Association strike of 1997, as well as other material details of which are available in the finding aid. Accession 2009-019 includes an album of presentation photographs taken by Panda Associates showing Founders College, Steacie Science Library, the Farquharson Life Sciences Building, Burton Auditorium and the Central Utilities Building likely during the 1960s, as well as photographs and textual material regarding the dedication of the Scott Library on 30 October 1971.