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Pro-life literature, bioethics research and deVeber Institute files

Series consists of pro-life literature and other records pertaining to Gentles’ research on bioethical issues, primarily abortion and assisted suicide. Also includes administrative and research records related to the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research (formerly the Human Life Research Institute), a pro-life think-tank of which Gentles is Vice-President and Research Director. Contains notes, correspondence, drafts, articles, clippings, meeting minutes, agendas, reports, financial statements, and other material.

History research files and correspondence

Series consists of records pertaining to Gentles’ research and publishing in the field of English history. Includes files pertaining to: the publishing of various articles and book reviews, as well as his monograph, The New Model Army in England, Ireland and Scotland, 1645-1653 (Blackwell, 1992); the Toronto Research Group in Early Modern British History; and various research trips dating from the late 1970s to the 1990s. Series also includes records related to the publishing of a Festschrift in honour of British historian Austin Woolrych, with whom Gentles had a longstanding relationship. The volume, Soldiers, Writers and Statesmen in the English Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 1998), was co-edited by Gentles. Series also includes several files of correspondence related to Gentles’ history research activities, as well as one file of personal correspondence.

Teaching records

Series consists of records pertaining to Gentles’ teaching duties as a professor of history at York University. Includes course syllabi, lecture notes, exam and essay questions, roll books, correspondence with students, reference letters, and other material.

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.

Lectures, addresses, talks, and interviews

Series consists of lectures and addresses given by Applebaum as part of courses, seminars, public lectures, symposia and conferences, and radio shows (Music From Film). Also includes talks and interviews (1956-1979).

Professional associations

Series consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, press clippings, contracts, and reports relating to associations in which Applebaum was involved such as Canadian Music Centre (1967-1994), Chamber Concerts Canada (1988-1989), Canadian League of Composers (1976-1996), National Arts Centre (1967-1996) and SOCAN (1990-1994).

Parts

Series contains orchestra parts for film, television, theatre and other productions, including 'Twelfth night,' (1986), 'Glory enough for all,' (1988), 'The Masseys,' (1977-1978), 'Love of gardens' and several other titles.

Video cassettes

Series video cassettes of CBC and PBS productions, 'Arthur Miller special,' (1979), and 'The Masseys'.

Sound recordings

Series contains audio reels and audio cassettes of recordings of Applebaum's music, including 'Athabasca,' 'B.C. welfare music,' (1955), 'I, the diplomat,' (1956 - for United Nations Radio), 'Krieghoff,' (1955), 'The national dream,' (1973-1974), music for Stratford, for the CBC production "Purple playhouse" (several titles); sound recordings related to Applebaum’s activities as chairman of the Federal Cultural Policy Review Committee (1979-1984); recordings related to his activities as Jury member for the Opera America (1996); recordings of his music composed for various CBC shows, recordings of concert (and interviews) given at the occasion of Applebuam’s 80th birthday; and recordings of other composers’ music including the CBC Composer Series.

Papers related to Louis Applebaum's career as composer and administrator

Series consists of newspaper clippings, some arranged chronologically, others by subject (Stratford, Canadian League of Composers), as well as printed material, correspondence, speeches, sketches, scores, drafts, catalogues and calendars of festivals. There are also programmes for performances, which are arranged by cultural activity (dance, music, theatre, etc). There are printed materials, including periodicals, arranged by title, including 'Bulletin from the Canadian Conference of the Arts,' 'Artscanada','Canadian composer,''Musicanada,' and reports of cultural institutions and agencies, and academic and government studies, including those in which Applebaum was a participant. Also included are records related to the creation of his last opera Errowhon (1996-1999).

Papers of the Federal Cultural Policy Review Committee

Series contains minutes of meetings of the Advisory Committee on Cultural Policy (1979-1980), including agendas, background material, reports, and policy papers and submissions from staff on issues such as funding for the arts, marketing, and related topics. There is also material from the Planning Committee (1981-1982), and the full committee (1981-1982), which includes minutes, correspondence, agendas, and briefing notes from public hearings in several cities across the country, arranged by city. There are also submissions from individuals and organizations appearing before the Committee, and these are also arranged by city in which they were presented. In addition, there is material on international aspects of the arts, arts administration, broadcasting, the role of government in the arts, and related subjects. There is a copy of the final report, 'Report of the Federal Cultural Policy Review Committee,' (1982) as well as drafts. There are also newspaper clippings regarding the Committee, its work, and meetings across the country.

Films

Series includes copies of films for which Applebaum provided scores including, 'Coal face Canada,' 'A man and his job,' 'Thirteen platoon,' 'This is Canada,' ‘The Story of G.I. Joe’ and other titles.

Phonographs

Series consists of audio discs of Applebaum's works, including glass discs, some with Applebaum playing the score, many for which there are also scripts in Series 1. The recordings include, 'Coal face,' 'Dollar dance,' 'Thirteen platoon,' 'Welcome soldier,' 'Juno and the paycock,' 'The rape of Lucretia,' and other titles. In addition, there are recordings that formed part of Applebaum's private collection.

Photographs

Series consists for the most part of publicity stills for productions in which Applebaum was involved, at Stratford, on CBC, Hollywood, etc. The photographs are sub-divided by form of productions (drama, music, film). In addition, there are photographs (arranged by subject) of people and events, and a photographic plate for a portrait of Applebaum (1950s).

Printed material

Series contains announcements and articles concerning Applebaum's life and work, and related material, arranged by subject (dance, festivals, film, music, opera, theatre, Stratford).

Clippings

Series consists of newspaper and magazine clippings, arranged by year, in the first instance, and then arranged by subject (Duke Ellington, National Film Board, Stratford Festival).

Reports

Series contains reports from the Canada Council (annual-1978-1979), 'Economic aspects of the arts in Ontario,'(1972), and reports related to arts and artistic organizations.

Daily appointment books

Series includes includes appointment books (1958-1978), calendars (1970-1972), a cash book (1942-1948) and day timers (1987-1998).

Correspondence and papers

Series consists of correspondence with the Canada Council, including material relating to the Advisory Arts Council (1967-1969), and studies of the Toronto Symphony (1968); correspondence with the Canadian League of Composers, including minutes of the Board (1953-1957) and of the Annual general meeting (1973-1975), clippings, financial records, and related material. There is also material relating to Contemporary Productions Inc., of New York, a company formed by Applebaum, with Tyrone Gutherie and Leonid Kipnis, and to various productions including 'The hunter,' (film). This material includes correspondence, film and recording contracts. There is some material relating to exhibits and productions at Expo '67. There is also correspondence: from Group Four Productions (Applebaum, president) of Rexdale, Ontario; to the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) dealing with financial administration, the Advisory Committee on Music, Opera and Ballet, and the opening of the Centre; the National Youth Orchestra; the Stratford Festival, including material relating to Gilbert & Sullivan productions there in the early 1960s.

Scripts

Series consists of scripts, cue sheets and correspondence, in some cases, for film, stage and radio productions for which Applebaum was to compose the music. These include 'Ballade' a musical play by Arthur Samuels (1968), 'The fool killer,' (c. 1961), 'Three sisters,' (Stratford production, 1976), and others. Also includes scripts of poems.

Scores

Series consists of three sub-divisions: Scores for films; Scores for radio and television; Scores for theatre. Some of the scores include sketches, shooting scripts, parts, music cues, correspondence with directors and producers. The scores for films contains scores for National Film Board productions, including 'Alexis Tremblay, habitant' (1942) 'Arctic saga,' (1952), 'Athabasca,' (1967), 'Canadian profile,' (1956), 'The forest,' (1965), 'Krieghoff,' (1955), 'Paddle to the sea,' (1966), 'Royal journey,' (1951 Royal Tour), and 'Varley,' (1952). In addition, there is a good deal of NFB stock music composed by Applebaum. There are also scores for American government agencies (United States Army Reorientation Branch, United States Navy, Georgia Department of Health, Mississippi Department of Public Health). As well, there are Hollywood scores for 'Lost boundaries, '(1949), 'Story of G.I. Joe.' (1945), 'Tomorrow the world,' (1944), and scores for American productions including the Hans Richter film 'Dreams that money can buy,' (1952) with music by John Cage, Paul Bowles, and Applebaum.

For radio and television there are scores for 'And then we wrote,' (1967), the CBC National News theme (1966-1967), scores for the CBC Television programmes "Camera Canada," ('Campus in the clouds,' 'Hockey,' etc), 'The discoverers,' (1972) "First performance" ('Black of the moon,' 'O'Brien,' 'Time lock,'), 'Images of Canada,' (1972), 'The journal of Susanna Moodie,' (1971), 'Mr. Piper,'[children's programme] (1961-1963), 'Peer Gynt,' (1957), "CBC playhouse," ('The ghost in the corpse,' 'The girl queen at the world's end,' 'How the Tongans came to Fiji,' 'The McAndrew family,' 'The viking and the vixen,')(1952), "Purple playhouse" ('The bells,' 'Corsican brothers,' 'Dracula,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Used up,') (1973), 'Scope' (1955), 'Seven days of victory' (1955), and several more. There are also scores for the Columbia Broadcasting System programme "Twentieth Century," and scores for the United Nations radio service. For CBC - Radio there are scores for "Summer stage" ('Always a librarian--never a bride,' 'Burlap bags,' 'For whom the horses run,' 'Prophecy at dawn,' 'Tidewater morning,'), "Wednesday night" ('Antigone,' 'Hamlet,' 'Juno and the paycock,' 'The playboy of the western world,' 'The shaking tent,' 'Words & music,'), and others. For theatre there are scores for Stratford productions including 'Anthony and Cleopatra' (1967, 1976), 'Coriolanus,' (1961), 'Cyrano,' (1963), 'Hamlet,' (1957, 1969) 'King Lear,' (1964) 'Much ado about nothing,' (1958, 1980, 1987) 'Twelfth night,' (1966, 1985), 'Macbeth,' (1978), 'Cymberline,' (1986), 'Mystery of Henry Moore,' (1984), 'The man who hid Anne Frank,' (1980), as well as other theatre productions in Toronto and New York.

York University files

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Barry Callaghan pertaining to his time teaching at York University.

Husain family videos

Series consists of a home movie from an Iranian-Canadian family featuring footage of Baghdad. Footage captured by donor's father.

Husain family

Singh family videos

Series consists of home movies documenting the everyday life of a Sikh family, including footage of weddings, graduation ceremonies and celebrations, birthdays, religious education, picnics, and parties. Footage captured by Pritam and Amrita Singh.

Singh family

Nundy family videos

Series consists of a Indian-Canadian family's home movies documenting winter in the Laurentian Mountains, the cityscapes of Montreal, and skiing at Chicopee Hill.

Nundy family

Tabobondung family videos

Series consists of home movies from an Anishinaabe family in Parry Sound, Ontario. The footage features an annual Pow Wow at the SkyDome in 2001, a book launch for "Nation to Nation: Aboriginal Sovereignty and the Future of Canada," a protest against the First Nations Governance Act (FNGA) at Parliament Hill in 2003 including a speech from Six Nation Chief Roberta Jamieson and the National Chief Matthew Coon Come, a road trip to the United States, and visiting the cabin for the summer.

Tabobondung family

Recordings of musical performances

Series contains recordings of various performers. Live performances includes performances at the National Women's Music Festival, Berkeley World Music Festival, and the Michigan Women's Music Festival. Recordings also refer to Womynly Ways Productions which is a non-profit organization producing professional concerts, dance, comedy and theatrical performances featuring primarily women artists.

Personal and professional records

Series consists of records that resulted from Ruth Dworin's activities as a music promoter, queer activist, community organizer and business manager, as well as her personal life and interests. Records includes correspondence, diaries, calendars, files related to her production company, Womynly Way, and files related to her work as business manager of This Magazine and Canadian Woman Studies.

University photographs

Series consists of photographic prints and negatives of the campus, campus events including convocations, graduation photos, faculty and staff taken over the years by the photography staff of the Department of Instructional Aid Resources (DIAR), which during the 1990s became part of the Instructional Technology Centre (ITC). The photography service was discontinued in 2003.

Professional and personal records

Series primarily consists of Dini Petty’s professional records pertaining to her show including audience member waiver contracts, binders listing episode information and promotional photographs of Dini Petty with various guests including local, Canadian and international celebrities, public figures, journalists, actors, musicians, artists, politicians and performers. Additional professional records include her work as a journalist and on-air personality at CITY TV, promotional photographs, news clippings and magazine articles, CVs, promotional material; production tapes for documentaries on incest, "Having a Baby" and other news casts and television documentaries; her children’s book "The Queen, The Bear and the Bumblebee"; script and production material related to Petty's one woman show, contracts and tapes of Petty's work on Pear's shampoo commercials; and poetry; and plaques, awards and tributes.

The series also includes personal records pertaining to her family, memoirs, and her training as a helicopter pilot, biographical information, and legal documents.

Piedrahita-Budiman family videos

Series consists of home movies from Colombian and Indonesian-Canadian family documenting a family party and a picnic at the Scarborough Bluffs beach. Footage captured by Fariden Piedrahita.

Piedrahita-Budiman family

Pafois family videos

Series consists of a Barbadian- and Guyanese-Canadian family's home movies documenting winter and summer in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Footage captured by Thelma Nobrega.

Pafois family

Dhaliwal family videos

Series consists of a Punjabi-, Jatt-, and Sikh-Canadian family’s home movies documenting a Sikh wedding in India and a religious pilgrimage to pay respects at the Sri Harmandir Sahib. Footage captured by Jagtar Singh Dhaliwal.

Dhaliwal family

Ozaki family videos

Series consists of home movies documenting the life of a Japanese-Canadian family playing in their backyard, enjoying a neighbourhood parade, and celebrating birthdays and Christmas. Footage was captured by Naoyuki Douglas Ozaki.

Ozaki family

Khan family videos

Series consists of home movie videos from a Pakistani family in Toronto and includes footage of the subway, visits to Ontario Place, a relative's wedding, breakfast, and Ridley college. Footage captured by Shaheen Khan.

Khan family

Edralin family videos

Series consists of a Filipino-Canadian family’s home movies featuring children playing, fishing on vacations, and playing tennis. Footage captured by Reginaldo Edralin.

Edralin family

Chen family videos

Series consists of a Chinese family's home movies documenting a visit to Niagara Falls, the birth of a new family member, travels to parks across Southern Ontario and the Eastern seaboard, piano recitals, and cherry blossoms in High Park.

Chen family

Dhoré family videos

Series consists of an Indo-Afro-Carribean family’s home movies featuring visits to a family farm and the birth of a younger brother.

Dhoré family

Seaman family videos

Series consists of a Black-Canadian family’s home movies featuring everyday life including Carifesta, picnics in the park, Halloween, Christmas, birthdays, and vacations to the Commonwealth of Dominica. Footage captured by Althea Joseph Charles Seaman and Richard C. Seaman (the donor's parents).

Seaman family

Long family videos

Series consists of home movies documenting the Chinese family's everyday life including footage of children playing, riding horses, and performing at a school recital. Footage captured by Cindy Long and Yong Dong Long (the donor's father).

Long family

Jog family videos

Series consists of home movies from a Japanese and Indian family in Ottawa documenting children playing in the backyard and singing songs in Japanese and Matrathi. Footage captured by Vijay Jog.

Jog family

Watada 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.

Watada family

Wong family videos

Series consists of home movies documenting a Chinese Canadian family's birthday and Christmas celebrations. Footage captured by Michael Wong and Lin Gee.

Wong family

Asfaha family videos

Series consists of an Eritrean family's home movies documenting a family meal and the observation of Assumption of St. Mary. Footage captured by Michael Ghebreslassie and Mehret Asfaha.

Balachandran family videos

Series consists of home movies documenting a Tamil family in their home Scarborough and their hometown of Jaffna in Sri Lanka to witness the cultural practice of thuku kavadi. Footage captured by Balachandran Kumarasamy.

Balachandran family

Gros-Louis family videos

Series consists of home movies from a Huron-Wendat family documenting winter in Wendake and a summertime parade in Apache Junction, Arizona. Footage captured by Mr. Alexander Gros-Louis.

Gros-Louis family

Zaidi family videos

Series consists of a home movie from a Pakistani-Indian family featuring a trip to Delhi to attend a family member's wedding. Footage captured by Mariam Zaidi.

Zaidi family

Reddick family videos

Series consists of footage captured by an African Nova Scotian/Indigenous Black family documenting the celebrations of and interviews about Kwanza, New Years, and a Christmas tree lighting. Footage captured by LeMeia Reddick.

Reddick family

Audio materials

Series consists of seven audio reels containing lectures titled 'Education: the unfulfilled promise' which were broadcast on CBC Radio, as well as eight other audio recordings associated with Wittenberg’s research.

Research output, publications and drafts

Series consists of Wittenberg’s research output – books, articles, conference papers, book reviews, in both published and draft forms - from 1951 to posthumously published materials. Materials are written in German, French and English and for the most part pertain to the need and the ways to treat mathematical education as a foundational element within any humanistic education system.

Student notes

Series consists of Wittenberg's hand-written notes and course work from his time as a student at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich).

Academic and administrative files

Series consists of materials pertaining to Wittenberg’s life as an academic. While the Laval University-related materials consists mostly of course work and administrative matters, the York University files reflect a much more active and engaged involvement in University life and in questions of institutional governance and vision.

Correspondence

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence with leading scientists, mathematicians and education specialists from across Europe and North America. As Wittenberg did not maintain copies of his letters, for the most part the series only contains the incoming letters. The series includes correspondence with scholars such as Paul Bernays, Alexander Calandara, Tatiana Ehrenfest Afanasyeva, Ferdinand Gonseth, Ahron Katchalsky (Katzir), Thomas Kuhn, Imre Lakatos, Georges Polya, Michael Polanyi and many other colleagues and acquaintances. There are several files pertaining to Wittenberg’s involvement with councils, associations and other initiatives that aimed to promote mathematical and scientific education across Canada and North America. The series also contains materials of more personal nature pertaining to matters such as trips, children schools, post-Holocaust restitution claims, and involvement in Canadian Jewish community life.

Digital files

Series contains digital records consisting of drafts, manuscripts, research data, correspondence, and research material primarily pertaining to publication of books, articles, and reports.

Posters

Series primarily consists of posters promoting the Mariposa Folk Festival, in addition to including festival maps and posters of artists and other folk festivals.

Wong family videos

Series consists of a Hong Kong-Chinese family’s 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

Lo family videos

Series consists of home movies pertaining the everyday of a Chinese family in Regina including footage of family visiting from Macau in the wintertime, children playing and receiving Christmas presents, the family picking fruits and vegetables in the backyard. Footage captured by Jacob Chon Tat Lo.

Lo family

Jabbar family videos

Accession consists of digitized home movies from an Indian family in Canada documenting family members visiting Canada. Project and donor contributed description follows: "Sometime between 1987 and 1988, it's the summer season and the Jabbar family welcomes uncles and aunts over for a visit to Canada, staying at their apartment in Scarborough, ON. Family was always welcome at the Jabbar household and they are happy and willing to stay for weeks at a time despite the small space. The footage shows how multigenerational the gatherings are, which included S's grandmother who recently came to live with the family."

Javeed family

Javeed family videos

Series consists of digitized home movies documenting an Indian family in Canada communicating via video letters to family in India. Video letters include Indian nursery rhymes, biryani songs, and footage of children practicing Urdu and memorizing the Quran in Arabic.

Project and donor contributed description follows: "In the Javeed family’s apartment in Scarborough ON, two boys aged between 3 and 7 create a video letters to their grandmother who resides overseas in India. Both boys are born and live in Canada. The videos document shifts in communication technologies, at a time prior to the use of communication apps like WhatsApp, used to keep in touch with family. Scarborough was quite diverse by the early 2000s, and the boys generally felt connected to their peers, although their mother remembers they had experienced racism and some issues at school. She attests that they grew up differently than she did as a first generation immigrant, wherein she felt like an outsider in Toronto in the early eighties. The family had a lot of discussions as they were growing up about these issues, and ensured the boys were familiar with current affairs."

Javeed family

Joudaki family videos

Series consists of an Iranian-Canadian family's home video of a father and daughter visiting Iran and includes footage of Shiraz, the Takht-e Lamshid, Isfahan, the Great Mosque (Shah Mosque), and Naghsh-e Jahan Square. Footage captured by Abbas Joudaki.

Joudaki family

Isaac family videos

Series consists of a Haitian and Sudanese family’s home movie documenting a school performance at the École élémentaire catholique du Sacré-Coeur.

Isaac family

Marchant family videos

Series consists of home videos documenting an Argentine-Chilean family and friends in everyday life and at events such as picnics, parties, Christmas, and visiting the CN Tower and Niagara Falls.

Marchant family

Chan family videos

Series consists of home videos documenting everyday life of the donor's Chinese-Russian family including footage of four RCMP weddings and a dinner, Christmas, Chinese New Year, and children playing with toys. Footage was captured by Stanley Chan, Kate Azure, and Joyce Raymond.

Azure family

Baksh family videos

Series consists of home videos documenting her friends and Guyanese family in Toronto and Guyana including the Mahaica Market and Kaieteur Falls.

Shenaz Baksh family

Burke family videos

Series consists of home videos including footage of donor's Jamaican-Guyanese family including Christmas in 1992 and their vacation in England in 1990. Footage captured by Leah Burke and other members of the Burke family.

Burke family

Valcin family videos

Series consists of home videos documenting this Haitian family in New York City during Christmas in 1969 and digging out their home in the St. Leonard, Montreal after the 1971 snow storm. Footage was captured by André and Ginette Valcin.

Valcin family

Rahi family videos

Accession consists of home videos documenting Azada Rahi's participation in the Junior Toronto Raptors Dance Pak including rehearsals and performances at the YTV Achievement Awards.

Rahi family

Series 8: Correspondence (academic), occasional papers and presentations

Series consists of records pertaining to York and external correspondence between 1973-2017 including tenure and promotion files; the 1975-1976 Senior Killam Award; the Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Affairs sponsored by the University of Toronto and York University; the ‘Sasakawa Scholarship Affair’; and a series of book reviews, mainly for Pacific Affairs. There are also letters relating to Endicott’s book publications, researched papers presented by Endicott at forums and colloquia, texts published in journals, papers and more informal notes for talks at public libraries, schools, church groups, continuing education programs, TV and radio, on topics of contemporary interest. Finally, there are a number of files from Canadian and international China friendship associations.

Series 7: Learning and teaching

Series consists of records pertaining to Endicott's personal education and as an educator. First home-schooled by his mother, Mary Austin, during his childhood in rural China, Endicott continued his education at Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute, Toronto in the 1940s, followed by a summer Bible seminar at Camp Minesing in Algonquin Park, Ontario. From 1945-1949, Endicott earned his BA in the modern history honours program at the University of Toronto, studying under C.B. Macpherson, Northrup Frye, and Frank Underhill among others. In the 1960s, Endicott went on to pursue a teaching degree at the Ontario College of Education while working as secondary school teacher with the South Peel Board of Education. He subsequently completed his MA (History) at the University of Toronto in 1966, and his PhD at the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London in 1973. Endicott taught in the history department of Atkinson College at York University for 22 years until his retirement, having spent two sabbaticals teaching in China at Sichuan University, in Chengdu.

Series 6: British imperialism in China

Series consists of materials used for the creation and defence of Stephen Endicott’s doctoral thesis on British imperialism in China in the 1930s. It includes interviews conducted during his two-year stay in London and extensive documentation from both governmental and business sources. These sources reveal the intense friction between a cautious Foreign Office (Sir John Simon) and a bold Exchequer (Neville Chamberlain) over what course of action should be taken in East Asia during those volatile years and the success of the large and powerful British capitalist and financial interests (Asiatic Petroleum Company [BP/Shell Oil], Imperial Chemical Industries, Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation [HSBC] et al in the China Association) in pushing a forward policy in China despite the growing displeasure of a heavily armed Japan.

Series 5: Oral history of the Korean War project

Series consists of records pertaining to a project started by Endicott, Edward Hagerman and John W. (Bill) Powell in 1978. Its purpose, among other things, was to interview surviving Western airmen from the Korean War era about their knowledge of bacteriological warfare, especially the US POWs (Prisoners of War) who had made depositions about their experience to their Chinese and North Korean captors. These records include a typescript and audio recordings of the autobiography of US Army doctor Major-General Crawford W. Sams, a copy of his classified report of a controversial, clandestine raid into North Korea, and an oral interview.

Series 4: United States biological warfare

Series consists of Endicott's research files pertaining to his Series 4: United States Biological Warfare. Records include textual material including photocopies of previously classified documents, correspondence, and photographs relating to United States biological warfare activities during the Korean war period 1950-1953. These materials collected over a twenty-five year period, beginning in 1976, are the product of research in the national archives and several military archives of the United States, Canada, the Peoples’ Republic of China, and interviews in the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, Japan and Britain. Based upon this research Endicott and his colleague Edward Hagerman, also of York University, collaborated to produce the book The United States Biological Warfare: Secrets from the Early Cold War and Korea (Indiana University Press, 1998) in which they conclude that the United States secretly engaged in large-scale field tests of biological weapons in Korea and China, committing an international war crime. The book has been translated into Korean in South Korea. At the time these records were donated, Endicott maintained that American authorities continue to deny biological warfare activities during the Korean War, and he believed the topic to be the most closely guarded Cold War secret of the United States government.

Series 3: Chinese history, village life and socialism

Series consists of Endicott’s research files pertaining to his books Red Earth: Revolution in a Sichuan Village (1988), and The Red Dragon: China 1949-1990 (1990). These files include interview transcripts, annotated photocopies of archival records, village account books (in Chinese with English translation), and interviews at the village, brigade, commune, and county levels; articles, clippings, chronologies, personality files, graphic material, pamphlets, project outlines, manuscript drafts, correspondence, conference papers, etc.

Series 2: Canadian missionaries in China

Series consists of Endicott’s detailed and extensive research files pertaining to his book James G. Endicott: Rebel Out of China (1980), as well as his work on the long-running China missionary projects of the University of Toronto-York University JCAPS and of the Canada China Program of the Canadian Council of Churches. These files include interview transcripts, annotated photocopies of archival records (consisting of correspondence, CIA and FBI security files, Canadian Peace Congress records, World Council of Peace records, Canadian government department records, etc.); articles, clippings, chronologies, personality files, graphic material, pamphlets, project outlines, manuscript drafts, correspondence, conference papers, etc.

Series 1: Canadian labour and social history

Series consists of Endicott’s detailed and extensive research files pertaining to his books Bienfait: The Saskatchewan miners’ struggle of ’31 (2002) and Raising the workers’ flag: The Workers’ Unity League of Canada, 1930-1936 (2012). These files include interview transcripts, annotated photocopies of archival records (consisting of correspondence, RCMP and CSIS security files, Communist International (Comintern) files, Canadian government department records, Communist Party of Canada records, etc.), articles, clippings, chronologies, personality files, graphic material, pamphlets, project outlines, manuscript drafts, etc.

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.

Education and professorial files

Series primarily consists of teaching material including her lecture notes, syllabi, student assignments, course readings, reference material, and course evaluations. Material also contains reports, newsletters, agenda packages, and correspondence pertaining to her administrative roles at York University and a small amount of personal memorabilia and ephemera from her undergraduate and graduate studies.

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