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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)

Harry Pollock fonds

  • F0381
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1991, predominant 1950-1990

The fonds consists of records of Harry J. Pollock pertaining to his interest and involvement in theatre and to his research on James Joyce. The fonds includes correspondence and clippings, manuscripts, audio tapes, photographic materials, video cassettes, graphic and cartographic materials.

Pollock, Harry J., 1920-

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

Dini Petty fonds

  • F0575
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2008

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of broadcaster, television personality and talk show host Dini Petty, including broadcast and preservation tapes of episodes of "The Dini Petty Show" (1989-1999), 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. Also includes Petty's personal family records, memoirs, documentation and photographs related to her training as a helicopter pilot, her work as a journalist and on-air personality at CITY TV, promotional photographs, news clippings and magazine articles, CVs, promotional material and production tapes for documentaries on incest, "Having a Baby" and other news casts and television documentaries. Also includes drafts, promotional materials, illustrations and other content related to Petty's 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, poetry, biographical information and legal documents related to lawsuits with Air France as well as plaques, awards and tributes.

Petty, Dini

Barry Callaghan fonds

  • F0525
  • Fonds
  • 1884-2014, predominant 1946-2014

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Barry Callaghan pertaining to his personal life and professional work as a writer, publisher, journalist and teacher. Records in this fonds include manuscripts, correspondence, research notes, audiovisual recordings, teaching files, administrative files, and memorabilia. Some records pertaining to the life and work of his father, Morley Callaghan, are also part of this fonds.

Callaghan, Barry, 1937-

Vincent Vaitiekunas fonds

  • F0210
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1993

Fonds mainly consists of material relating to Vincent Vaitiekunas career as a film maker and includes production notes, scripts, correspondence and film reels.

Vaitiekunas, Vincent

Seth Feldman fonds

  • F0117
  • Fonds
  • 1909-2015

Fonds consists of textual and audiovisual materials pertaining to Seth Feldman’s work as an academic and professor of film studies, university administrator, film critic, and writer and presenter of radio documentaries. These records are research files, taped interviews, successive drafts of scripts, transcripts, and recordings of programmes produced for the CBC radio series ’Ideas’ and his dramatization of Herma Maximov’s ’The Ultimate Threshold’, prepared for the CBC radio programme ’Vanishing Point’. Also included are film-related subject files maintained by Feldman; notebooks and research notes; material related to the Film Studies Association of Canada; course materials, notes, lecture recordings, correspondence, and student papers pertaining to Feldman’s work as a professor and Dean of Fine Arts at York University; drafts of a screenplay inspired by the George James Grinnell book ’A Death on the Barrens’; a collection of film magazines; copies of recent films produced in Turkey; copies of films directed by Allan King; and research materials relating to Feldman’s work on Dziga Vertov.

Feldman, Seth, 1948-

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.

Eliza Clark fonds

  • F0207
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2000

The fonds consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of Eliza Clark's work, personal and professional correspondence, copies of articles by or about Clark and other material that documents her career as a writer.

Clark, Eliza, 1963-

Yvonne Vera fonds

  • F0697
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2015, predominant 1985-2005

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Yvonne Vera’s activities as a prominent African writer of English fiction and as a student and teacher of English literature while in Canada. Records include finished copies, typescripts and drafts of published and unpublished works; copies of articles written by and about Vera; personal and professional correspondence; personal memorabilia. Fonds includes a selection of books both by and belonging to Vera and a copy of the Vera biography, “Petal Thoughts,” by Ericah Gwetai. The fonds consists of items created and accumulated together by Vera and Jose, as well as mementos brought from Zimbabwe by Vera.

Vera, Yvonne

J.D. Keehn fonds

  • F0109
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1995

Fonds consists of J.D. (Jack) Keehn’s published articles (1951-1990), speaking engagements (1951-1994), research files, professorial files, photographs and negatives for graphs used in publications, draft manuscripts for published and unpublished works, book reviews, essays, and press clippings.

Keehn, J.D., 1925-1995

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-

Robert Greer Allen fonds

  • F0611
  • Fonds
  • 1916-2001

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by Robert Greer Allen pertaining to his personal and professional activities, specifically his work as a producer and executive producer for programs on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio and television from the 1940s to the late 1980s, his experience as a radio scriptwriter (working with wife Rita Greer Allen) in the 1940s, and his early life and childhood. These records include scripts, production materials, photographs, architectural drawings, personal and career memorabilia, correspondence, memoranda, day planners, research materials and administrative files.

Greer Allen, Robert, 1917-2005

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.

Ray Ellenwood fonds

  • F0474
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2004

Fonds consists of material that documents Ellenwood's career as an academic, translator and writer.

Ellenwood, Ray

William Wicken fonds

  • F0568
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2008

Fonds consists of project files created by William Wicken through his work as researcher and expert witness in projects and legal cases involving Mi'kmaq treaties, and their rights to hunt, fish, and trade. The files include correspondence with counsel for the Crown and the defense, reports on Mi'kmaq society and land treaties based on original research using archival and published documents, legal and historical opinions on the interpretion of treaties and unexhausted rights under section 35 of the Canadian Constitution, and reproductions of documents used in provincial and appeal courts in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Some files deal with issues of governance, and negotiations with the federal departments of Indian and Northern Affairs, and Fisheries and Oceans. Other files contain information on aboriginal title research involving the Mi'kmaq of Gaspe and Prince Edward Island. The fonds also includes Wicken's research notebooks from 1994 to 2002, and his daily appointment books from 1993 to 2007. The fonds offers considerable information on research into aboriginal land titles in Atlantic Canada and Quebec, and the major role played by professional historians in addressing issues of legal rights and cultural identities.

Wicken, William Craig, 1955-

Margaret Laurence fonds

  • F0341
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1987

The fonds consists of Margaret Laurence's records pertaining to her activities as a writer and to her personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, financial records, manuscripts, printed material, personal files, graphic materials, sound recordings and moving image records.

Laurence, Margaret, 1926-1987

Sarah Sheard fonds

  • F0277
  • Fonds
  • 1944, 1972-2012

Fonds consists of records documenting Sheard's activities as an writer, editor, educator and psychotherapist, and includes agendas, personal and professional correspondence, notes, draft manuscripts and resource material related to uncollected short stories, non-fiction writing and to her novels "Almost Japanese", "The Swing Era", "The Hypnotist" and "Krank: love in the new dark times".

Sheard, Sarah

Rohinton Mistry fonds

  • F0180
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2014

The fonds consists of records that document Mistry's career as a writer, including financial records, personal and professional correspondence, publicity files, first editions and translations of his published works, notes, drafts and galleys of his short stories, travel essays and novels, including "Tales from Firoszsha Baag," "Such a Long Journey," "A Fine Balance," and "Family Matters." It also includes records documenting his work with his literary agent and publishers, his selection to the Oprah Book Club, the burning and banning of "Such a Long Journey" at the University of Mumbai in September 2010, Mistry's involvement with literary festivals and awards, and his support of organizations devoted to literacy, humanitarianism, and writers.

Mistry, Rohinton, 1952-

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

Joyce Wieland fonds

  • F0445
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1999, predominant 1973-1992

Fonds consists of material which documents Joyce Wieland's career as an artist and filmmaker.

Wieland, Joyce, 1930-1998

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

Paul Herzberg fonds

  • F0235
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2008, 1966-2008 predominant

Fonds consists of material related to the professorial career of Paul Herzberg, including course files relating to undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and psychology and the Keller Plan statistics course. Fonds also includes material that documents other personal and professional activities, including textbook notes and drafts, diaries, personal correspondence and reference letters. Records have been arranged by the donor into the following series:

Herzberg, Paul A., 1936-

Peggie Sampson fonds

  • F0492
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1914]-2004

Fonds consists of personal diaries, teaching notes and writing, performance and family memorabilia, diplomas, correspondence, sheet music, photographs and audio recordings pertaining to the personal life and professional career of Peggie Sampson, including her early activities as a music student, her work as a professor of music, and her performances on the cello and viola da gamba. These records also document her associations with early teachers Guilhermina Suggia, Donald Francis Tovey, Nadia Boulanger and Pablo Casals, as well as her work with the Manitoba University Consort during the 1960s and the Quatre en Concert in the 1970s. The personal diaries in the fonds span Sampson's time in Edinburgh and London during World War II to her immigration to Canada in 1951 to teach at the University of Manitoba and her employment at York University from 1970 to 1977.

Sampson, Peggie, 1912-2004

Canadian Association for Women in Science (CAWIS) fonds

  • F0459
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1993

Fonds consists of the records pertaining to the activities of the Canadian Association for Women in Science (CAWIS) and includes CAWIS administration records, 1981-1992; CAFWEST records, 1983-1989; Task Force on the Status of Women Graduate Students records, 1985-1991; Women's Studies Working Group records, 1985-1989; York Women's Centre records, 1975-1991.

Canadian Association for Women in Science

John N. Smith fonds

  • F0096
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2008

The fonds consists of material related to John Smith's personal life and to his professional career as a writer, producer and director. It includes screenplays, draft notes for works in progress, shot lists, story boards, call lists and shooting schedules, casting and contact lists, correspondence, research files, press clippings, financial records, and selected printing elements for 16mm and 35mm productions, rough assemblies, rushes and outs on VHS and Beta videocassettes and DVDs.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

Smith, John Newton, 1943-.

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.

Rishma Dunlop fonds

  • F0719
  • Fonds
  • [195-?]-2018, predominant 1997-2014

Fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Rishma Dunlop pertaining to her personal life, her work as a university professor, and her literary career. It includes juvenilia, early academic works, and drafts of published and unpublished works (poems, essays, speeches, a novel, and an unpublished memoir). The fonds also includes the edited drafts of submissions and correspondence related to Dunlop’s five published collections of poetry; notes, research and drafts relating to other poems, published and unpublished; personal and professional correspondence; a personal journal; files regarding literary and teaching activities, including grant applications; drafts pertaining to her work as an editor; photographs; and literary ephemera such as posters, programmes, and flyers. The fonds also includes teaching evaluations filled out by Dunlop’s students at York University, as well as some written work and details of final project submissions by graduate students whose work was supervised by Dunlop.

Dunlop, Rishma, 1956-

Ruth Dworin fonds

  • F0491
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1999

Fonds 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. The fonds 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.

Dworin, Ruth

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

Canadian Association for Irish Studies fonds

  • F0275
  • Fonds
  • 1974

The fonds consists of eight audio reels which contain the papers read and proceedings of the seventh annual seminar of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies held at York University in March, 1974. Included on the tapes are a poetry panel of Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley, proceedings of the Yeats Evening, a concert of traditional Irish music, and related material.

Canadian Association for Irish Studies

Margaret Laurence collection

  • F0350
  • Collection
  • 1945-1985, 1999

Collection was assembled from disparate sources by the York University Archives.

Herman Arthur Voaden fonds

  • F0440
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1991

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Herman Voaden's family life, education, teaching, play writing, directing and cultural lobbying activities. Also included are the private records of his wife, Violet Kilpatrick Voaden. Types of records include: correspondence, personal diaries, teaching notes, production notes, playbills, and photographs. Some material has been sorted and arranged according to subject by Anton Wagner, theatre historian and executor of Herman Voaden's literary estate.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Voaden, Herman Arthur, 1903-1991

Richard Courtney fonds

  • F0156
  • Fonds
  • 1986, 1943-1997

Fonds consists of manuscript and typescript drafts and notes for many of Richard Courtney's works, personal and business correspondence with friends, colleagues, publishers and other individuals and organizations, background and resource material for Courtney's writing and teaching, lecture notes, copies of journals and other publications in which Courtney's work either appeared or which he used as resource material, scrapbooks documenting Courtney's role as an actor and director in a number of productions including those undertaken as a student at Leeds as well as a number of audio-visual samples of his work.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

Courtney, Richard, 1927-1997

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-

Diana Cooper-Clark fonds

  • F0228
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1994

The fonds consists of audio recordings of unedited interviews conducted by Diana Cooper-Clark with major international novelists. Most of these interviews have been published in her two monographs.

Cooper-Clark, Diana

John Tupper Saywell fonds

  • F0402
  • Fonds
  • 1812-2011, predominant 1961-1991

The fonds documents John Tupper Saywell' university career as well as his research activities in the field of the Canadian political history. The fonds consists of his professorial files, 1969-1979; sound recordings and transcripts, 1935-1961; his photograph collection; research files, [198-]; and political cartoons, [183-]-1993.

John Tupper Saywell

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-

Don Rubin fonds

  • F0144
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1992

Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, brochures and other material that documents Rubin's involvement with the International Theatre Institute.

Rubin, Don, 1943-.

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

Hédi Bouraoui fonds

  • F0496
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2011, predominant 1990-1996

Fonds consists of notes, edited manuscripts, and research materials related to various published and unpublished works by Hédi Bouraoui, including “La Tour CN,” “La Pharaone,” “Musocktail,” and “Bangkok Blues.” It includes personal and professional correspondence, as well as clippings about Bouraoui and reviews of his work. Also included are several sound and audiovisual recordings of poetry and novel recitals, conferences, and interviews.

Bouraoui, Hédi

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-

Robert Witmer collection

  • F0717
  • Collection
  • 1939-2009

Collection primarily consists of Witmer's audio-visual field recordings of interviews and musical performances, in addition to students' ethnomusicology research field recordings. His research files as an ethnomusicologist are also included and consist of lists, indexes, musical scores, notes, interview transcripts, programs, essays, newspaper clippings, song books, correspondence, and newsletters.

Witmer, Robert

Beverley Noel Salmon fonds

  • F0731
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1995, predominant 1980-1990

Fonds consists of records documenting Beverley Salmon's work as an activist and as a North York and Metro Toronto Councillor. Records primarily pertain to subjects including race relations, the Toronto Transit Commission, the building of a subway to York University, and her involvement with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Records include correspondence, agenda packages, reports, notes, news clippings, and conference material.

Salmon, Beverley Noel

Michael Davey fonds

  • F0724
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2017, predominant 1990-2010

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Michael Davey's work as an artist and professor at York University. Included are course descriptions; exhibition catalogues and invitations; donation agreements; portfolios of drawings, photographs, and paintings; and sculptures of 9 hockey blades and a granite puck sandblasted with the image of Maurice Richard's and Gordie Howe's eye and elbow.

Davey, Michael

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.

Danny Grossman fonds

  • F0244
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2002

Fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence, clippings, programmes and related material that document Grossman's career as a dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company as well as the founding of the Danny Grossman Dance Company. It also includes contracts, grant applications and other financial records, citizenship papers, passports and other collected ephemera.

Grossman, Danny

John D. Harbron family fonds

  • F0319
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2009, predominantly 1960-2009

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by John D. Harbron, his wife Sheila E. Harbron, and some other members of their extended family. The collection mainly consists of John D. Harbron's correspondence, newspaper articles, and his personal, professional, and academic research and writings about Cuba and Latin America. The files also include essays and speeches by Harbron, as well as correspondence with editors and dignitaries, both national and international. The fonds also includes a large number of articles written by John D. Harbron for Canadian and international publications. The files belonging to Sheila Harbron contain personal records as well as genealogical research files, which include records and photographs tracing the Buck, Harbron, Hardy, Lester, Matheson, and Ryerson families.

Additionally, John D. Harbron's Cuban and Latin American book and pamphlet collection has been added to the Special Collections.

Harbron, John D.

Archie Alleyne fonds

  • F0703
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2015, predominant 1962-2011

Accession consists of material documenting the career of Archie Alleyne as a musician, philanthropist, and influential figure in the Toronto jazz music scene. Material includes collected material on other Toronto-based jazz musicians; posters, photographs, and other memorabilia from performances and events; correspondence; material related to the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund; notebooks; and drafts and research material for his memoir, Colour Me Jazz: The Archie Alleyne Story (2015). Audio-visual material includes recordings of jazz-related programming broadcast on television, audio interviews with jazz musicians, and released and unreleased music performances

Alleyne, Archie

Robert Christie fonds

  • F0192
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1996, predominant 1913-1996

The fonds consists of material which documents both Christie's acting and pedagogical careers as well as material related to his family and personal life. Includes correspondence and subject files, photographs, playbills, scripts and production files, books, plays and reference materials, financial records, sound recordings, and scrapbooks containing reviews. The fond is arranged in the following series:

Christie, Robert, 1913-1996

Peggy Leitch collection

  • F0343
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1976

The collection consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings, one audio tape cassette which contains an interview with Jules Heller, first dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at York, and three copies of the transcript of the tape.

Leitch, Peggy.

Barbara Sternberg fonds

  • F0718
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2017

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Barbara Sternberg's activities as an artist, teacher, writer, and activist. In addition to subject files containing materials related to her films, the fonds includes posters, reviews, catalogues, programmes, research and drafts of unrealized projects, course, project, and grant proposals, as well as publications by and about Sternberg. It also includes conference and workshop materials, pedagogical documents, drafts of Sternberg's Cinema Canada column, materials related to screenings, exhibitions, and festivals, as well as correspondence with friends and colleagues, including contemporary Canadian experimental artist Michael Fernandes and former Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke. Records of a personal nature are predominantly limited to correspondence.

Sternberg, Barbara

Don Coles fonds

  • F0125
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2016

Fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence including correspondence with fellow writers such as John Metcalf, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Robyn Sarah, Adele Wiseman and Ralph Gustafson among others, academic and teaching files that document his career as a student at the University of Toronto and Cambridge and professorial files for courses taught at York University. It also includes editorial files that document his work with fellow poets at The Banff Centre for the Fine Arts and writing files including notes, drafts and manuscripts related to his own publications. Accession 2011-032 includes correspondence from Northrop Frye giving Coles advice about an academic career, book reviews written by Coles for "The Globe and mail" from the 1970s to 2001, seminar notes for the Humanities course, "Works & days," reviews of his writing, and drafts of the book of poetry, "Where we might have been" (2010).

Coles, Don

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-

Harry S. Crowe fonds

  • F0297
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, typescripts, reports, publications, research materials, legal documents, course materials, student essays, and administrative material relating Harry S. Crowe activities at York University and Atkinson College, at the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers, with the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism and related subjects.

Crowe, Harry Sherman, 1922-1981

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

Harry Boyle fonds

  • F0101
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2005

Fonds consists of records created during Harry Boyle's career as a broadcaster, including: sound recordings of programmes, interviews, and speeches; transcripts of speeches (1968-1973) delivered while working for the CBC and the CRTC; personal and administrative files while chairman of the CRTC and during his tenure at the Banff School of Fine Arts. There are files related to the writing and publishing his books, and articles and stories published during his years as a journalist with the Toronto Telegram. Also included are items from Boyle's library about communications, broadcasting, and advertising. The records accessioned following his death in 2005 also include: files regarding Boyle's involvement with the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and the Leacock memorial dinner; articles by or about Boyle; scripts for the CBC's Farm Department and articles on Canadian agriculture; manuscripts for "Memories of a Catholic boyhood" and "Dreams stronger than death; correspondence and subject files for the Boyle family, his career as a writer and broadcaster, the work of leading Canadian personalities; honours and awards; research and writing on a wide variety of topics; and internal memoranda from the CBC.

Boyle, Harry J. (Harry Joseph), 1915-2005

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-

Hepatitis C Society of Canada fonds

  • F0212
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2000, predominant 1994-1997

The fonds consists of press releases, clippings, legal files including briefs and exhibits, reports, correspondence, reference materials, Board of Directors meeting minutes and documents, and copies of the society’s submission to the Krever Commission.

Hepatitis C Society of Canada

John R. Seeley fonds

  • F0405
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1971, predominant 1960-1963

The fonds consists of correspondence of John R. Seeley, materials related to several York University committees (On Undergraduate Studies, President's Advisory, Campus Planning, Curriculum, Social Science Curriculum, Senior Staff Recruitment), departments (Sociology, Atkinson College, Psychology) and bodies (Senate, Faculty Council, Senior Common Room), as well as material on individual faculty members. There is also material relating to the Ford Foundation, which provided funding to the university in its infancy, correspondence and reports for President Murray Ross, as well as documentation of the dispute of 1962-1963 at York University.

Seeley, J. R. (John Ronald), 1913-2007

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

David Wurfel fonds

  • F0577
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2000

Fonds consists of research sources, articles, reports, publications, political ephemera, correspondence and maps related to Wurfel's activities as a researcher in South East Asia. In particular, the materials relate to research funded by SSHRC between 1984-1985 to study of Japan and the Philippines and a 1994-1995 Mombusho grant to study Japanese NGOS in SE Asia, although there is material relating to earlier field research in the 1950s. Materials include research materials and resources specifically dealing with the Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma/Myanmar and Indonesia including the work of NGO (Non-governmental organizations) in these countries, the reputation and imagery of the Japanese in the Philippines, agrarian policies and reforms, foreign policy, and federal elections in the Philippines.

Wurfel, David

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-

Robert Casto fonds

  • F0175
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1952]-1993

Fonds consists of personal and business correspondence, reviews, notes, drafts and manuscripts of poems and musical compositions which document the career of Robert Casto.

Casto, Robert Clayton

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

Otto Friedman fonds

  • F0308
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1978

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes and notebooks, index cards as well as a large volume of photocopied articles used by Otto Friedman in his teaching, research and writing activity. These include notes taken during his own education in England. In addition, there are typed lecture notes for courses he taught at York, as well as typescripts of articles and lectures by Friedman, and a typescript draft of his 'Masaryk's social philosophy and critique of Marxism,'. There are also course reading lists, some student materials (class lists, including some with student grades, student essays, and correspondence) and some correspondence and printed materials relating to York University, including calendars and handbooks. There is some material dating from Friedman's time as a management consultant in London, England, including studies of management styles in British firms. The posters are reproductions of paintings by masters (Picasso, Utrillo, etc.), that appear to have hung in his office.

Friedman, Otto

O.R. Lundell fonds

  • F0182
  • Fonds
  • [1960]-1995

The fonds documents O.R. Lundell's activities as a professor and university administrator. Records consist of correspondence, course notes, evaluations and advising material. Also included are reports, minutes and background material relating to the design requirements of the Chemistry department within the new Chemistry and Computer Science Building, the Canadian Institute for Research in Atmospheric Chemistry and the Science Olympics.

Lundell, O.R.

James and Margaret Beveridge fonds

  • F0099
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1954]-1990

Fonds consists of personal correspondence (1932-1990), project files (1926-1981), slides, photographs, films, videos, and publications by or about the Beveridges.

Beveridge, Margaret

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.

Naomi Black fonds

  • F0576
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2006

Fonds consists primarily of Black's records pertaining to her publications about Virginia Woolf, including "Three guineas" as edited by Black, and "Virginia Woolf as feminist" (including research notes, correspondence, drafts, proofs, and jacket art), and correspondence with Quentin Bell (Woolf's nephew and biographer). Also included are miscellaneous course material, book reviews written by Black, York University's Office of the Status of Women material including a run of "The Second Decade", publication lists created by Black, documents regarding the establishment of the Women's Studies programmes at York, and the enhancement of the Nellie Langford Rowell Library at York.

Black, Naomi

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

Zdenka Volavka fonds

  • F0132
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-1999

Fonds consists of Zdenka Volavka records accumulated and created over the course of her professorial career. The majority of files consist of annotated photocopied material obtained through interlibrary loans (the card catalogue indexing this material was prepared by Zdenka's long-time assistant, the late Charlotte Carrol). Files also contain material related to her involvement at York University and her research on the kingship and royal ritual in Ngoyo, Africa.

Volavka, Zdenka

Gail Singer fonds

  • F0462
  • Fonds
  • 1931, 1956-2003

Fonds consists of material that documents her personal and professional life with emphasis on her career as a writer and film maker. It includes correspondence and subject files, publicity files, research and writing files, production files and other material that documents her life and work on such films as True Confections, Wisecracks, Watching Movies and Abortion: Stories from North and South. It also includes day books, notebooks and diaries documenting daily events and appointments, drafts of articles written by Singer including material related to her story for Saturday Night on mercury poisoning and personal correspondence including greeting cards. There is also a considerable amount of audio-visual material creating during the making of her documentary films including interviews for her films Watching Movies, You Can't Beat a Woman and Wisecracks.

Singer, Gail

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

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