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Toronto Musicians' Association fonds

  • F0495
  • Fonds
  • 1887-2002

Fonds consists of records of the Toronto Musicians' Association and records from Samuel Levine, President Emeritus of the association. Union records include minutes of meetings; photographs of conductors, singers, and dancers; promotional material for concerts; newspaper clippings; financial records; registers of members; bound copies of "Crescendo," the local's newsletter; tariff of fee booklets; member directories; and a "black ball" voting box. Levine's records include documents concerning the activities of the Toronto Musicians' Association, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians, including daily diaries (1959-1967 and 1988), bargaining agreements, tariff of fees booklets, and conference material (programmes, buttons, and a sewing kit). Some records also pertain to Levine's membership in the American Federation of Musicians.

Toronto Musicians' Association

Carl James fonds

  • F0707
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2018, predominant 1990-2012

Fonds consists of records created by Carl James in the course of his activities as a sociologist and a university professor, including research data, publications, teaching material, and administrative records for the York Centre for Education and Community.

James, Carl E.

Toyomasa Fusé fonds

  • F0776
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2023

Fonds consists of manuscripts, personal and professional files, objects, sound recordings and interviews pertaining to Fusé’s expertise in the field of suicidology, autobiographical accounts of his personal life, cultural differences that he observed between North American and Japanese society, and biographical accounts of the Indian nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose.

Fusé, Toyomasa

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter collection

  • F0786
  • Collection
  • 1966-1987

Collection consists of legal documents pertaining to the wrongful conviction of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter for murder and his subsequent release, including: transcripts from the first trial, 1967; proceedings from the New Jersey State Court appeal hearing, 1976-1979; transcripts from the Alfred Bello polygraph remand hearing, 1981-1982, including notes written by Rubin Carter during the hearing; memoranda, notes, briefs, and rulings from the remand hearing, 1981-1982; files containing notes by the investigation undertaken by the Canadians (Sam Chaiton and Terry Swinton, among others) who moved to New Jersey to work on Carter’s case, 1983-1985; research, evidence, and court rulings during appeals, 1985-1987; and petitions, briefs, judicial opinions and other documents related to the rulings by state and federal courts and by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Carter, Rubin

Inez Elliston fonds

  • F0622
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2014

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 Dr. 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.

Elliston, Inez

Judith Cowan fonds

  • F0249
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2023

Fonds consists of: personal and professional correspondence, including letters and email exchanged with family and individuals involved in Canada's literary community such as Steven Heighton and David Helwig; essays written while Cowan was a student; correspondence, notes and drafts of her work as a translator; research notes and drafts of her short stories and novels; professorial records including tenure and promotion files, course evaluations, and other material that documents her career as a professor at l'Université de Québec at Trois-Rivières; correspondence and manuscripts relating to her involvement with the literary community in Québec; and examples of Cowan's work with digital photography. Accession 2007-052 includes photographs of Judith Cowan receiving the Governor General's Literary Award in 2004.

Cowan, Judith Elaine

Stock family fonds

  • F0792
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1936

Fonds consists of: a ticket to the gallery of the United Kingdom's House of Commons issued by John Bright, 15 Feb. 1855; a cyanotype print of an unidentified mine in England; 48 letters written to publisher Elliot Stock by various correspondents including Sabine Baring-Gould, Walter Besant, Ford Madox Brown, William Francis Cowper-Temple, Austin Dobson, James Anthony Froude, William Ewart Gladstone, Edmund Gosse, Andrew Lang, John Morley, William Morris, John Henry Newman, Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, and Theodore Watts-Dunton; and a letter from journalist Henry W. Nevinson to Ronwen Stock, 26 Aug. 1936, regarding his book, Running Accompaniment: Autobiographic Reminiscences (1936) and her appointment in Toronto.

Priscila Uppal fonds

  • F0237
  • Fonds
  • 1891-2018

The fonds consists of drafts of published and unpublished poems, plays, stories, and novels, including those written for creative writing courses taken at York, drafts of poems written for her published poetry collections 'How to Draw Blood from a Stone,' 'Confessions of a Fertility Expert,' 'Pretending to Die,' 'Live Coverage,' 'Successful Tragedies: Poems 1998-2010' and 'Traumatology'. Also included is correspondence, research files, notes, and drafts related to Uppal's two novels 'The Divine Economy of Salvation' and 'To Whom it May Concern.' The fonds also includes the edited drafts of submissions and correspondence related to 'Uncommon Ground: A Celebration of Matt Cohen'. Files in the fonds also pertain to Uppal's work preparing anthologies as editor for 'The Exile Book of Poetry in Translation: Twenty Canadian Poets Take on the World' and 'The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories.' Records in this fonds also include personal and professional correspondence, drafts of plays, files regarding literary activities, including grant applications, personal appearances at conferences and events to promote publications, editorial work, writing workshops, and literary ephemera such as posters, programmes, flyers, catalogues and T-shirts. The fonds also includes teaching evaluations filled out by Uppal's students at York University, as well as literary works, stories, examinations, and final project submissions by graduate students whose work was supervised by Priscila Uppal.

Uppal, Priscila

Hersh Zeifman fonds

  • F0785
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2019

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Hersh Zeifman’s research and teaching career in theatre arts at York University, now school of the arts, media, performance and design. The bulk of files contain lecture notes on specific plays, playwrights, and dramatic themes. Also included in the files are course outlines, assignments and other educational administrative records, research material such as newspaper and magazine clippings, playbills, and copies of articles written by Zeifman.

Celia Haig-Brown fonds

  • F0764
  • Fonds
  • 2016-2018

Fonds consists of the scholarship, creative work, and documentary film elements of scholar, educator, film-maker and university administrator Dr. Celia Haig-Brown.

Haig-Brown, Celia

Home Made Visible collection

  • F0723
  • Collection
  • [195-], 1953-2008, 2019

Collection contains digital and analogue home movies submitted to and digitized by Home Made Visible, a nation-wide project by the Regent Park Film Festival. The project collected movies from visible minority families and Indigenous peoples in Canada. Footage consists of everyday life including children playing and family trips, and celebrations including birthdays and holidays.

Regent Park Film Festival

York University Office of the President fonds

  • F0073
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2016

The fonds consists of the records of the President in the following series: Correspondence and papers, 1958-1987; Reports and printed material, 1962-1983; Speeches, 1960-1984; Minutes, 1958-1983; Press releases, 1960-1967; Financial records, 1959-1982; Academic and administrative appointments, 1960-1978; Personal papers, 1959-1986; Appointment books, 1962-1983; Guest books, 1960-1972; Manuals, 1963-1981; Organization charts, 1968-1978; Blueprints and photographs, 1968-1980; Presidential memoranda, 1963-1985; Annual reports, 1965-1988. In addition, the functions that comprise the Office of the President are represented in the records of the Assistant and Special Officer to the President, 1967-1974; the Assistant to the President for Academic Affairs, 1970-1973; the Assistant to the President for Institutional Research, 1968-1974; the President's Art Advisory Committee, 1962-1973; the President's Advisory and Administrative Committee, 1963-1964; the President's Advisory Committee on Recruitment, 1984; the Glendon College Planning Committee, 1964; the President's Commission on Goals and Objectives, 1975-1977; the employee review committee, 1973; the President's Student Affairs Committee, 1963-1964; and the Research Associate and Assistant to the President, 1961-1969.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Office of the President

Johanna Stuckey fonds

  • F0420
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1993

The fonds documents Johanna Stuckey's teaching and administrative activities at York University for the period 1964-1993.

Stuckey, Johanna Heather

Theresa Burke fonds

  • F0556
  • Fonds
  • 1928-2015, predominant 1959-2011

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s by Theresa Burke. These records document Burke's research, production and investigative work for "The fifth estate" documentaries airing from 1994 to 2015. Many of these records pertain to the following documentaries: "The trouble with Evan" (1994), "His word against history" (2000), "Terror" (2001), "Nightmare drug" (2002), "A state of denial : the Bill Sampson story" (2002), "Deathrow.com" (2003), "Death of a beauty queen" (2004), "The big break" (2005), "The Steven Truscott story: moment of truth" (2005), "You be the judge" (2005), "The lady vanishes" (2007), "The girl in Saskatoon" (2008), "Someone got away with murder" (2009), "Broken heroes" (2009), "The legacy of Brendan Burke" (2010), “Behind the wall” (2010), "The devil you know" (2011), "A question of innocence" (2011), "Diagnosis murder" (2012), “The last great escape” (2013), “The interrogation room” (2014), and “Mr. Big stings: cops, criminals and confessions” (2015) . Also included are research materials and manuscripts pertaining to Julian Sher's book, "Until you are dead: Steven Truscott's long ride into history" (2001), on which Burke worked as a research associate, as well as manuscripts and other materials relating to Ty Conn and Burke's book, "Who killed Ty Conn" (2000), co-authored with Linden MacIntyre. Records created and accumulated by Burke in the course of her research about the National Parole Board, the subject of witness protection, and the murder conviction of Mason Jenkins are also part of the fonds, as are a number of files relating to other miscellaneous research projects. Records pertaining to Burke's early career in public relations and marketing at Alliance Entertainment and Norstar Entertainment are included in this fonds, as are administrative records and training materials from the CBC, as well as Burke's personal journals, notebooks, letters and university essays. Records in this fonds are predominantly textual records and audiovisual materials arranged by project. These records include correspondence, interview transcripts, memoranda, copies of court transcripts and documents, copies of medical reports, journal articles, notes and notebooks, production materials including draft scripts, newspaper articles, contact lists, copies of police reports, prisoner records and legal documents, video cassettes (in multiple formats), audio cassettes, as well as computer disks and photographs.

Burke, Theresa, 1956-

Mark W.P. Cann fonds

  • F0787
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1999

Fonds consists of documents created or received by Mark W.P. Cann during his career as a physicist with the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute in Chicago and with York University’s Centre for Research in Experimental Space Science, including research notes, proposals for projects, reports, spectrum graphs, wave line profiles, computer program printouts, tables and graphs, transparencies for presentations, and three infrared transmission studies on 35 mm film.

Cann, Mark W.P.

Cephalonica-Ithaca Association of Toronto fonds

  • F0646
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2009

Fonds consists of records related to the development and activities of the Cephalonia-Ithaca Association of Toronto including correspondence, event planning documents, membership lists, invoices, business records, meeting minutes, newsletters, advertisements and related ephemera.

Michael H. Kater fonds

  • F0456
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1961]-2019

The fonds mainly consists of research files, photocopies and microfilm reels of archival documents from American and European archives related to Michael Hans Kater's work on Nazi Germany including publications such as his dissertation SS-Ahnenerbe, and books Doctors Under Hitler, Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany, and Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present; professorial files (such as lecture notes and course evaluations).

Kater, Michael H.

Herbert Hunt fonds

  • F0683
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1970, predominant 1926-1938

Fonds consists of diaries, account books, crop records, photographs, publications and drafts written by Hunt, correspondence, contracts, receipts, government documents and publications, newspaper and magazine articles, maps, and ephemera. Hunt’s correspondence with various government officials and travel coordinators documents his enrollment in the Settlement Scheme, and the processes involved in migrating from England to Canada. Hunt’s participation in the scheme is further documented by his accumulation of government publications and legal documents, as well as the journals and receipts that pertained to his farming activities. Photographs and maps depict Hedgerows farm and its location. Newspaper and magazine clippings and other printed ephemera collected by Hunt, while in Saskatchewan and after his return to England, record his continued interest in the fates of his fellow settlers. Although Hunt published an essay recounting his experiences positively, his drafts speak of his ultimate discontent with the Settlement Scheme.

Hunt, Herbert William

Jean Augustine fonds

  • F0515
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2018, predominant 1994-2015

Fonds consists of the professional records of Jean Augustine, including documents, reports, speech notes, press releases and publications relating to her activities as a community activist and volunteer; a elementary school teacher; her administration of the Metro Toronto Housing Authority; her participation on various international, national, provincial and municipal advocacy boards organizations and associations; and her activities as a federal politician and member of cabinet.

Augustine, Jean

Lou Wise fonds

  • F0539
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2003, predominant 1987-1998

Fonds consists of low-level oblique aerial photographs of water sheds and conservation areas in southern Ontario, taken by Wise.

Areas include the Oak Ridges Moraine, Albion Hills, Scarborough Bluffs, the Don River and other areas. Some photographs accompanied by maps with flight paths plotted by Wise.

Wise, Lou

Ernest H. Bartlett fonds

  • F0122
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1971

Fonds consists of personal files containing correspondence, articles, photographs, certificates, etc. relating to Ernest Bartlett’s family and career with the Toronto Telegram.

Bartlett, E. H. (Ernest Henry), 1903-

Beer family fonds

  • F0375
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

Fonds consists of correspondence between Captain James R. Allan and Vivien Beer of Strathroy, Ontario before Captain Allan, was killed; press clippings and photographs of Captain Allan and Private Walter Beer while serving in World War I and scenes of various members of the Beer family.

Beer (family)

Aplin family fonds

  • F0151
  • Fonds
  • 1916-2002

Fonds consists of letters written by Ted Aplin to his wife Elinor during his years of service with the R.C.A.F. including letters written while conducting relief work at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. It also contains copies of his birth certificate and passport, photographs of Aplin and his family, material that documents his political career in Scarborough, Ontario, a copy of his military service record, copies of articles written about Aplin before and after his death including obituaries and a transcript of his memorial service. It also contains material created and/or accumulated by his sons Nick and Frank in preparation for the 50th anniversary celebration of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen.

Aplin, Ted

Lennox family fonds

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

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

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

Lennox (family)

Shore family fonds

  • F0543
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1945

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

Shore (family)

Dorothy Stepler fonds

  • F0170
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1945

Fonds consists of diaries and approximately 150 letters of Gordon Stepler written during World War I and sent to his parents and sister. Also included are postcards, a discharge certificate, a photograph album and other photographs, a pay book, leave passes and other ephemera, as well as letters to Gordon Stepler's family from friends of Gordon Stepler and articles by Dorothy Stepler regarding her brother's participation in World War I, and pamphlets related to World War I and World War II.

Stepler, Dorothy

John Warkentin fonds

  • F0184
  • Fonds
  • [194-?], 1951-2023

Fonds consists of research notes, lectures notes, teaching material and an extensive collection of photographic slides used for research and teaching created or accumulated by John Warkentin.

Warkentin, John, 1928-

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

Danny Grossman Dance Company fonds

  • F0301
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2015, predominant 1970-2006

Fonds consists of the Danny Grossman Dance Company (DGDC) records generated from development; promotional; and professional associations, government councils, and conference; performance, touring, and educational initiatives activities. Danny Grossman's personal correspondence with family, friends, and industry professionals is also included in the fonds.

Danny Grossman Dance Company

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

Egypt Migrations: a Public Humanities Project collection

  • F0733
  • Collection
  • 1964-2022

Collection consists of records accumulated by the Egypt Migrations project pertaining to the history and activities of Coptic immigrants in Canada and the Egyptian diaspora. It also consists of records documenting the administration, activities, and interests of the project.

Egypt Migrations: a Public Humanities Project

Alissa York fonds

  • F0715
  • Fonds
  • 1994-2022

Fonds consists of handwritten and typescript novel drafts, source notes, character and scene sketches, and research material accumulated and created by Alissa York as part of her process to write her short story collection, Any Given Power (1999), and her novels: Mercy (2003), Effigy (2007), Fauna (2010), The Naturalist (2016), and Far Cry (2023).

York, Alissa

Frances Themeliopoulos fonds

  • F0647
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2014

Fonds consists of records related to the life of Frosini (Frances) Themeliopoulos, including a passport, report cards and certificates from the Greek Community of Metropolitan Toronto’s Greek language school, photographs of association members, and records related to the the Regional Association of Trifylion-Messinias. Fonds also includes a meeting minutes package from a Toronto District School Board designating the month of March as Greek Heritage Month.

Frances Themeliopoulos

Marilou McPhedran fonds

  • F0514
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2016, predominant 1985-2003

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran through her activities as a lawyer, legal reformer, and activist. These records illustrate the breadth and variety of McPhedran's work in the areas of constitutional reform, women's international and national rights, women's health, and violence against women and children. Included in the fonds are administrative records of a number of non-profit organizations and committees of which she was a founder, including the Women's Legal Education Action Fund, the Gerstein Centre, the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence against Women and Children, and the Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution. Other records in this fonds, including subject files, correspondence and conference materials, document McPhedran's academic, research and writing work and her contracted work for women's health organizations.

McPhedran, Marilou

Leo Panitch fonds

  • F0164
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2012

Fonds consists of material which documents Panitch's long standing interest in British and Canadian labour history including notes, drafts and other material related to his PhD thesis "UK Labour and Incomes Policy" and to his books "The Assault on Trade Union Freedoms: From Consent to Coercion", "The End of Parliamentary Socialism" and “The Making of Global Capitalism”. It also includes research files related to the British Labour Party, new labour left, the Canadian State, political economy and political power, labour in Canada and corporatism, as well as notes and essays from his undergraduate and graduate education, and files pertaining to his editorial work for the Socialist Register.

Panitch, Leo, 1945-2020

Deborah Barndt fonds

  • F0701
  • Fonds
  • 1947-[2017?]

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Deborah Barndt’s work as a researcher, photographer, writer, activist and York University professor. These records document the research and writing of Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain (1999), Tangled Routes: Women, Work and Globalization on the Tomato Trail (2002), and VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas (2011), her research focus on popular education, globalization, community arts, and her involvement with equity and diversity initiatives at York University. Records in this fonds include research materials such as journal articles, papers, reports, newsletters, government documents, pamphlets, brochures, as well as audio recordings of interviews and interview transcripts, correspondence, manuscripts, video cassettes, notes, e-mail, proposals, workshop materials, and photographs.

Barndt, Deborah

Barbara Turnbull fonds

  • F0760
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2015

Fonds consists of the personal and professional documents of the life and activities of Toronto Star reporter and disability advocate Barbara Turnbull. It includes material relating to her work at the Toronto Star, her various speaking engagements and material related to the 1983 shooting and the subsequent trial. Also includes material from the Turnbull et al. v. Famous Players human rights complaint trial.

Turnbull, Barbara

York University Faculty of Fine Arts fonds

  • F0059
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1994, predominant 1972-1988

The fonds consists of records relating to the primary functions of the Faculty of Fine Arts which are teaching, research and service to the community. It includes records of the Dean, 1968-1987; the Visual Arts Dept., 1968-1987; the Dance Dept., 1969-1985; and the Theatre Dept., 1969-1990.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Fine Arts

Ben Wicks fonds

  • F0533
  • Fonds
  • 1886-2008, predominant 1956-2000

The fonds consists of material documenting Ben Wicks’s work as a cartoonist, author, public speaker, television personality, humanitarian, and journalist. The records include material related to published books and booklets, original drawings and cartoons, research files, speeches, scrapbooks and clippings, diaries and day planners, published books, and audio recorded oral histories with members of the Jewish diaspora that immigrated to Israel during the 1920s – 1950s. Also included are records pertaining to Ben Wick’s investiture into the Order of Canada and episodes of “Ben Wicks,” an interview format television show that aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) channel in the late seventies, early eighties. 

Wicks, Ben

Allan Robb Fleming fonds

  • F0529
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1995, predominant 1953-1978

Fonds consists of correspondence, brochures, clippings from newspapers and magazines, curriculum vitae, reports, original artwork, photographs (black and white prints and colour transparencies), financial records, speeches, exhibit catalogues, typographical research files, audio recordings, appointment diaries, awards, and design objects created or accumulated by Allan Fleming during his career as a graphic designer, teacher, and administrator. Topics of these records include: previous generations of his family in Scotland; his secondary school education; his years in England working with English typographers; his marriage to Nancy Chisholm; their relationship with Richard Outram and Barbara Howard; work at Cooper & Beatty Ltd., MacLaren Advertising, University of Toronto Press and other firms; the work of typographers such as Eric Gill and Carl Dair; Fleming's work for a wide variety of corporate clients (including Ontario Hydro, Trent University, the Hudson's Bay Company, Gray Coach, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian National Railway, Massey College, and the City of Toronto); television scripts; book and stamp design; his involvement in design juries; exhibitions of his work; book collecting; his declining health after a heart attack in 1971; and his death in 1978.

Fleming, Allan

Helen Lucas fonds

  • F0100
  • Fonds
  • [1971]-1981

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

Morris Katz fonds

  • F0335
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-1985, predominant 1947-1979

The fonds documents Morris Katz activities related to environmental issues as a consultant for various organizations, as a researcher, author and editor. It also documents his teaching activities.

Katz, Morris

George Papadatos fonds

  • F0661
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2015, predominant 1967-1983

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by George Papadatos in the course of his activities as a member of the Toronto Greek Canadian political, arts and cultural community while living in exile in Canada during the Greek military junta of 1967-1974. It includes records relating to his work as a journalist and newspaper editor (as editor of Metanastis and contributor to Ta Nea, amongst other publications); political activist; music promoter, event organizer and co-owner of the Trojan Horse coffee house; East York community service worker; and as tutor of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Toronto (Scarborough College).

The fonds largely consists of photographs, newspapers, promotional material, posters, sound and video recordings. Many of these items were collected by Papadatos to document the coffee house scene on the Danforth, the Greek musical acts who toured Canada and the United States in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as student organizing and protests related to local opposition to the military dictatorship in Greece. The records reflect the impact that the cultural and political activities of the Greek community in Canada had on political affairs in Greece. The fonds also includes handwritten and typed correspondence and other printed material created or received by George Papadatos, as well as photographic material from Papadatos' later life in Greece, where he operated an antiquarian bookstore. Records in the fonds have been arranged into five series based on record genre. See series level descriptions for details.

Papadatos, Giorgos

Consumers' Gas Company fonds

  • F0291
  • Fonds
  • 1847-1928

The fonds consists of annual reports of the Consumers' Gas Company (1849-1925) [incomplete], minutes of the Board of Directors' meetings (1947-1925), minutes of special Board meetings, taken from the secretary's and president's notes and agendas; minutes of the Finance Committee (1852-1874), of the Works Committee (1853-1873), and of selected meetings of the Executive Committee (1805-1909). As well, there is a run of 'Street lamps' [publication] (1887-1906).

Consumers' Gas Company of Toronto

George Thaniel fonds

  • F0778
  • Fonds
  • [between 1971 and 1991]

Fonds consists of personal publications written by George Thaniel, including his curriculum vitae and the complete collection of The Amaranth journals. Fonds also consists of audio cassettes recordings used by Thaniel in the course of his work as professor of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Toronto. Recordings include interviews with Modern Greek authors and poets, poetry and prose readings, live theatre recordings, and music performances, in addition to discussions and lectures. Audio recordings further include Thaniel reciting his own poetry, as well as a memorial that was recorded posthumously following his sudden death in June 1991.

Thaniel, George,‏ ‎1938-

John F. Bosher fonds

  • F0635
  • Fonds
  • 195--1997

Fonds consists of Professor John Bosher's notes created during four decades of research in provincial, national, and international archives concerning the lives and activities of merchants, officials, bankers and ships' captains involved in the trade between France and Canada during the 17th and 18th centuries when Canada was a French colony. Also included are research notes developed from the records held in private collections of notarial minutes concerning property and the lives of people active in trade between France and Canada, and copies of secondary literature devoted to this topic.

Bosher, J.F. (John Francis)

York Region Alliance to End Homelessness fonds

  • F0767
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2022, predominant 1999-2011

Fonds consists of records that document the relationships of the York Region Alliance to End Homelessness with community service agencies in York Region, its approach to securing funding and the partnerships developed through research projects, and its role in education and advocacy campaigns for people experiencing homelessness. The records include minutes from general meetings and sub-committees, and funded and unfunded grant application files. The fonds also consists of advocacy undertaken by YRAEH with other agencies and levels of government, membership lists, newspaper clippings and other media coverage, YRAEH publications including research studies, administrative records, educational projects and workshops, and publications related to human services in York Region and beyond. 

York Region Alliance to End Homelessness

John Kastner fonds

  • F0195
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2014

The fonds documents John Kastner's career as a filmmaker and producer. Records in this fonds consist of publicity files, which include biographical information, clippings, flyers and other promotional materials related to his productions; administrative and production files, which include correspondence, budgets, proposals, notes, transcripts and scripts; research materials, which include prison records, articles, books, court transcripts, newspaper clippings and news footage; and audiovisual materials, including video cassettes, DVDs, photographs, and audio recordings. These records pertain to the following programs: "Street Comedy", "Ask a Silly Question", "Somebody's Gotta Do It", "Chickens are People Too", "Rage Against the Darkness", "Romance with a Rapist", "Hunting Bobby Oatway", "House of Secrets", "Monster in the Family", "Monster in the Family: The Struggle Continues", "Sinner in Paradise", "Life with Murder", "NCR: Not Criminally Responsible", and "Out of Sight, Out of Mind".

Kastner, John

Judith Rudakoff fonds

  • F0245
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2016

Fonds consists of records created and received by Judith Rudakoff throughout her career as a playwright and professor, including personal and professional correspondence, subject files, note cards related to her PhD thesis, files related to her continued work on Cuban theatre and notes, drafts, correspondence, and other material related to many of her works, among them "Interplay: Sex, Gender and Violence in Canadian Theatre," "Dangerous Traditions: A Passe Muraille Anthology," "Between the Lines: The Process of Dramaturgy," "Revealed by Fire," "The River," and "Soraab-Mirage."

Rudakoff, Judith

M.G. Vassanji fonds

  • F0485
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2021

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 professional correspondence with publishers and others, copies of articles related to his work, memorabilia about his literary career, 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.

Norman Campbell fonds

  • F0476
  • Fonds
  • [194-]-2006

Fonds consists of records related to Campbell's work as a director and producer with the CBC and with other broadcasters. As a director, Campbell's responsibilities included those immediate to the production of an episode or program, such as directing performers and crew. As a producer, Campbell was responsible for the overall creative direction of a program, as well as the management of technical, financial and human resources. Records include copies of scripts, production notes and reviews, and files related to productions and office administration. Fonds also contains photographs of Campbell and others on sets and in production, video recordings of shows on which Campbell worked, papers pertaining to "Anne of Green Gables -- the musical," including requests to perform the musical and any modifications to the script, and copies of legal documents related to the use and licensing of Anne of Green Gables.

Campbell, Norman, 1924-2004

Barry Callaghan fonds

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

The fonds includes extensive correspondence dealing with Callaghan's personal and family relationships, as well as his active involvement with an international community of poets, writers, and artists. Teaching files include course outlines, essay topics, reading lists and bibliographies on North American and Russian literature, examination questions, and notes regarding his teaching methods at York University from 1970 to 2003. Journalism files include research materials and interview transcripts and deal with his travels with Pierre Elliott Trudeau in 1968, the crisis involving the Front de liberation du Quebec and implementation of the War Measures Act in 1970, culture, politics and economics in Quebec, and Callaghan's works of political and social commentary for CTV and CBC. The records of Exile Editions make up a significant portion of the fonds, and include manuscripts for books, page proofs, and correspondence. These files show the creative process in considerable detail, and in particular Callaghan's work as an editor and translator. Administrative records for the publisher consist of catalogues, promotional material, writers' guidelines, grant applications, financial documents, and reviews of publications. Callaghan's endeavours as a travel journalist are documented through research notes, manuscripts for articles, correspondence, and promotional literature from various attractions at the locations he visited, including museums, theatres, and tracks for horse racing, 1978 to 1995. Manuscripts and annotated page proofs for Callaghan's Hogg poems, short stories, novels, memoir, and non-fiction trace the development of these works, and in particular his skill and attention to detail as a wordsmith. Callaghan's involvement with radio and television is represented by a variety of sound and moving image recordings, including audiotapes of his interviews with Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, videotapes of his television shows for CTV's "W5" and CBC's "Weekend," and original film pertaining to the war in Palestine in 1970, his interview with Angela Davis in 1972, youth culture in California in 1974, John Updike, and "The blues." The fonds also includes considerable material created by or involving Morley Callaghan, including literary agreements, royalty statements, stories by and about Morley Callaghan, manuscripts for several books published by Exile Editions ("Joy in heaven," "The lost and found stories," "The man with the coat," and "A passion in Rome") that provide an understanding of the close working relationship between Morley and Barry Callaghan, letters of sympathy and funeral notices following Morley's death in 1990, and scripts for the CBC movie, "Hemingway vs. Callaghan," 2002-2003. Also included are subject files including literary memorabilia and honorary degrees received.

Callaghan, Barry, 1937-

Obsidian Theatre Company fonds

  • F0555
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2014

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

Obsidian Theatre Company

Wanda MacNevin collection

  • F0769
  • Collection
  • 1926-2021

Collection consists of meeting minutes, academic papers, government publications, reports, newspaper articles and clippings, books, protest ephemera, a typescript and a videocassette tape related to Wanda MacNevin’s research for the books "If Only I Knew: Stories of Teen Mothers" and "By Us! For Us! Activism in Jane Finch, A Working-Class Community" and the work of community organizations such as the Black Creek Venture Group, Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre, and Promoting Education and Community Health (PEACH).

MacNevin, Wanda

Don Simpson fonds

  • F0592
  • Fonds
  • [190-?]-2011

Fonds consists of records documenting the personal and professional experiences of Don Simpson from the 1950s to 2011 in countries around the world. Records include correspondence, notebooks, reports and toolkits, speeches, resource material, memorabilia and other records relating to his activities in a wide range of educational, social justice, development, government and business innovation organizations. Topics covered include international education and cross-cultural understanding; international development and health; the rights of Canada's Aboriginal peoples; the history of African-Canadian communities; environmental issues; innovation in business and the non-profit sector; human resources development; and economic development from Alberta to China and Africa. Fonds also consists of personal correspondence, family photographs and memorabilia relating to Simpson's personal and family life.

Simpson, Donald G.

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

Kenneth Shah fonds

  • F0753
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2011

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Caribbean Cultural Committee created and accumulated by Kenneth Shah in his role as a founding member, including material such as correspondence; band registration forms and regulations for band competitions; constitution drafts; financial documents; meeting minutes; Shah’s sketches for parade costume designs; and program proposals. Other materials include issues of newspapers and magazines that provided media coverage of the Caribana Festival each year; Shah’s personal photo and film collection documenting Caribana and other Carnival festivals in Trinidad and Tobago, Toronto, Montreal, and New York; Shah’s mas bands throughout the years; and promotional material for Caribana such as brochures, pamphlets, festival guides, event programmes, and flyers.

Shah, Kenneth

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

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-

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

Lee Lorch fonds

  • F0524
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2007, 1950-1995 predominant

Fonds consists of Professor Lorch's professorial and personal papers as a mathematician, academic, civil rights activist and humanitarian. Records document his life in all these spheres and include the following: correspondence from family, friends, academic colleagues and fellow activists; records of his legal battles at various colleges and universities in the defence of civil rights and academic freedom including challenges from the House Committee on Un-American Activities; records that document his and his wife's activism in landmark American events such as the integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1954, and the fight for equal rights for blacks in housing in US cities; professorial records and his work as a respected mathematician and scholar; and related books, journals and pamphlets accumulated by him during his decades of work in these areas. Records have been arranged by the archivist into the following series.

Lorch, Lee

James Tenney fonds

  • F0428
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2000, predominant 1956-2000

Fonds consists of material that documents Tenney's career as an composer, musician and academic and contains personal and professional correspondence with friends and colleagues including copies of letters received from such people as Carolee Schneeman, Steve Reich, Stan Brakhage and Lionel Nowak, among others, as well as correspondence with Bell Telephone Laboratories that documents his efforts in developing programs for computer sound-generation. It also contains records in the form of musical scores, computer outputs, programmes, clippings and sound recordings that document his musical output and material that documents Tenney's ongoing academic and professional interest in the fields of composition, music theory and electronic music, among others. There is also correspondence, photographs and other material that documents his relationship with his family and, in particular, his father.

Tenney, James

J. Bascom St. John fonds

  • F0415
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, published material, reports, research files, and typescripts of J. Bascom St. John and documents his career as a civil servant and journalist.

St. John, J. Bascom (Joseph Bascom), 1906-1983

Dennis Charles Hefferon fonds

  • F0322
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1972

The fonds consists of material of Dennis Charles Hefferon relating to the Law Society of Upper Canada's Special Committee on Legal Education, which includes briefs from teachers, students and practitioners, background research materials, minutes of meetings, correspondence, and a draft copy of the final report, 1970-1972. There is also material from the Osgoode Law School Faculty Council, including agendas (1959-1966) and minutes (1964-1971), memoranda, the Dean's Annual Report (1962-1966) and reports of committees. The fonds includes records of; the Academic Policy Committee, including curriculum evaluations; the Admissions Committee; the Constitutional Committee; the Committee on Faculty Administration; the Special Committee on Future Enrolment; and the Special Committee on Organization and Function of the Faculty Council.

There are also papers relating to the affiliation of Osgoode with York University, including reports on the affiliation, building plans, committee reports, statements on programme, enrolment and facility requirements of the Law School, and related material.

Hefferon, D.C.

Carol Malyon fonds

  • F0454
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2022

Fonds consists of notes, drafts and research material related to the publications "The edge of the world," "Emma's dead," "Headstand," "If I knew I'd tell you," "Lovers and other strangers," "Mixed-up grandmas," "The adultery handbook," "Colville's People" and "Cathedral Women," as well as her poem for "Side by side." It also includes personal and professional correspondence, clippings of stories about Malyon and/or reviews of her work, lecture notes and material related to Malyon's readings of her work, grant applications, writer-in-residence application as well as other material that documents her career as a writer.

Accession 2008-032 includes the editorial files for "Imagination in action : thoughts on creativity by painters, sculptors, musicians, poets, novelists, teachers, actors," a book edited by Malyon that was published by Mercury Press in 2007. The project began with interviews with Marjory Smart and Milt Jewell in 1990-1991 to explore the concept of creativity, and was resumed in 2005 when Malyon invited submissions from many people who created original works in different disciplines. The records files include correspondence, edited manuscripts, annotated page proofs, and correspondence with the publisher regarding the contract, design, and promotion of the book.

Accession 2009-044 consists of manuscripts for even-numbered brunches, copy edited page proofs, and promotional material for the book written with bill bissett, "griddle talk : a yeer uv bill n carol dewing brunch" (Talonbooks, 2009), as well as documents relating to Malyon's work as an instructor at the Maritime Writers' Workshop in 1998, her literary readings in 2008, and correspondence with Fred Cogswell and K.D. Miller.

Accession 2016-040 consists of draft manuscripts for a collection of short stories ("Underneath the Water With the Fish") and a book about writing "Writing Matters" as well as promotional material and reviews about previously published work.

Malyon, Carol,1933-

William Jaffé fonds

  • F0333
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1980, predominant 1931-1980

Fonds consists of correspondence, research notes, financial records, photographs, photocopies of articles and related research material, bibliography, and university materials of William Jaffé, covering his time at Northwestern University, Harvard University, the University of British Columbia, and York University, and his publishing activity and collecting of Walras material for his future edition of the correspondence and translation of Leon Walras’s opus, "The elements of pure economics." There are also reviews of Jaffé’s works and several boxes of research materials. The fonds includes material from Leon Walras, including correspondence with members of his family, an unpublished autobiography, family photographs, essays and other writings, and financial records, 1860s-1910.

Jaffé, William

Mariposa Folk Foundation fonds

  • F0511
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2015, predominant 1984-2018

Fonds consists of the organizational records of the Mariposa Folk Foundation Inc., the volunteer organization established to manage and operate the Mariposa Folk Festival. Also includes donations of material from early organizers of the Mariposa Folk Festival prior to the incorporation of the Mariposa Folk Foundation.

Mariposa Folk Foundation

Abbott-Ferguson Productions Ltd. fonds

  • F0554
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2013, predominant 1973-2013

The fonds is comprehensive and extensive in scope, and documents both the creative and business aspects of Abbott-Ferguson Productions. Records include scripts and production files for both the radio and television shows; show logs; sound and video recordings; photographs; press and publicity; business correspondence; audience correspondence; contracts and other legal documentation; memorabilia; and research files including for ratings and audience research. The fonds has been arranged into the following series:

S00613 The Jest Society
S00614 Air Farce - radio - scripts and production files
S00615 Air Farce - television - scripts and production files
S00616 Air Farce - A/V recordings
S00617 Air Farce - sound recordings
S00618 Air Farce - hair and makeup photos
S00619 Air Farce - wardrobe photos
S00620 Air Farce - set design
S00621 Air Farce - gigs
S00622 Air Farce - publicity and press, including photos
S00623 Air Farce - business and legal files
S00624 Air Farce - audience mail
S00625 Air Farce - memorabilia and merchandise
S00626 Air Farce - miscellaneous files
S00627 Dave Broadfoot productions
S00628 Non-Air Farce - XPM
S00629 SketchCom productions
S00630 Air Farce - ratings and audience research
S00687 Johnny Chase files
S00688 Non-Air Farce - miscellaneous files

Abbott-Ferguson Productions Ltd.

Federation of Women Teachers' Associations of Ontario (FWTAO) fonds

  • F0181
  • Fonds
  • 1918-2007

The fonds consists of board of directors agendas, minutes and reports; annual meeting agendas, minutes and reports; association correspondence; board of reference reports; federation treatises and reports; federation newsletters; theses related to the FWTAO; collective bargaining files, grievance and arbitration files; staff reports; affirmative action/employment equity files; legal documents; photographs, slides, film and video recordings, and audio recordings; memorabilia.

Federation of Women Teachers' Associations of Ontario

Rohinton Mistry fonds

  • F0180
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2019

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 Firozsha 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, his investiture into the Order of Canada, and his support of organizations devoted to literacy, humanitarianism, and writers.

Mistry, Rohinton, 1952-

Elizabeth Kilbourn fonds

  • F0131
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2015

Fonds consists of correspondence, personal files, photographs and writings by Elizabeth Kilbourn, as well as records related to her community involvement and her professional activities as a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada. The fonds includes family records, photographs and correspondence relating to her parents, William Kilbourn (her first husband) and their extended family, her memoirs, and the writings of her second husband, Richard Mackie.

Kilbourn, Elizabeth

Regent Park Film Festival fonds

  • F0743
  • Fonds
  • 2005-2019

Fonds consists of administrative and promotional material documenting the Regent Park Film Festival's outreach programs including the annual film festival, the Home Made Visible project, and outdoor summer screenings.

Regent Park Film Festival

York University Archives ephemera collection

  • F0168
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1960-1996]

The collection includes ephemera such as announcements of conferences, seminars, and exhibits; newsletters from various university offices and colleges; public reports; guides and handbooks; press releases; bulletins; posters; etc. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the office which created the ephemera.

York University Archives and Special Collections

Tim Reid fonds

  • F0391
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1972

The fonds consists of Tim Reid's records pertaining to his scholarly and political careers and includes his correspondence, 1944-1967; research files, 1959-1972; his York University files, 1959-1972; and his political files, 1964-1971.

Reid, T. E. H. (Timothy E. H.), 1936-

Ellie Prepas fonds

  • F0774
  • Fonds
  • 1933-2009

Fonds consists of correspondence, notes, reports, essays, publications, flyers, and other documents created or received by Ellie Prepas while a graduate student in Environment Studies at York University about the Waffle movement within the New Democratic Party, including environmental initiatives, the Mackenzie Valley pipeline, opposition to foreign ownership of Canadian resources and industries, her candidacy for the NDP in the riding of Toronto Trinity and her involvement with the North Metro Waffle, and the Waffle Women.

Prepas, Ellie

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America fonds

  • F0438
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1978

The fonds documents the activities of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America and some of its locals for the period, 1941-1978.

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America

Linda Briskin fonds

  • F0641
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2011

Fonds consists of Briskin's teaching and personal files and files pertaining to her work as the first coordinator of the York University Faculty Association (YUFA)'s Standing Committee on Equity.

Briskin, Linda

Mildred Bakan fonds

  • F0229
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2000, 1945-1995 predominant

Fonds consists of the professorial records of Bakan's professorial work and academic research, including drafts of manuscripts, completed writings, correspondence, notes lecture, notes and other teaching files. Records also relate to her and her husband's involvement with inner-city Black youth and their draft dodging in the 1960s.

Bakan, Mildred

Murray George Ross fonds

  • F0398
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1992

The fonds consists of personal records of Murray Ross as well as records pertaining to his career as a scholar and professor. It also includes records pertaining to his involvement into various charitable and corporate boards and bodies.

Ross, Murray G.

Mary Young Leckie fonds

  • F0220
  • Fonds
  • 1980, 1985-2012

The fonds consists of records relating to the Tapestry Pictures/CBC Televison co-production of the programme "Gzowski in Conversation", starring Peter Gzowski, as well as records relating to the production of "Where the Spirit Lives", "Children of My Heart", "By Jeeves", "Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story", "Burn: The Robert Wraight Story", "Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion", "The Blue Castle", "The Arrow" and "Spirit Bear". It includes production, administrative and research files, transcripts, production videos and sound recordings related to the production. It also includes publicity material in the form of press kits, posters, reviews, clippings and publicity stills and personal material that documents Leckie's involvement in feature film policy in Canada and her ongoing interest in the activities of the Mountview Alternative School in Toronto.

Leckie, Mary Young

Nat Taylor fonds

  • F0183
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1999

Fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, contracts, financial records, reports, photographs, video cassettes and sound recordings that document Taylor's career as a film and theatre executive.

Taylor, Nathan A., 1906-

York University Centre for the Support of Teaching fonds

  • F0039
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1983

The fonds consists of the Records of the Educational Development Office. Development of Teaching Skills Programme, 1975-1983.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Educational Development Office

York University Office of Special Projects fonds

  • F0070
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1980, predominant 1968-1979

he fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence and papers, 1968-1976; Reports, 1960-1980; and Survey material, 1972-1976

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Office of Special Projects

York University Senate collection

  • F0078
  • Collection
  • 1961-1992

The collection consists of the Minutes of the Senate, 1961-1992; and the records of the Academic Policy and Planning Committee, 1968-1981; the Committee on Admissions, Recruitment and Student Assistance, 1960-1980; the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Standards, 1987-1990; the Committee on Curriculum Policy and Instruction, 1979-1986; the Curriculum Committee, 1968-1979; the Committee on Examinations and Academic Standards, 1974-1983; the Executive Committee, 1967-1980; the Committee on the Institute for Behavioural Research, 1964-1966; the Library Committee, 1976-1983; the Committee on the Organization and Structure of Senate and the University, 1975-1980; the Committee on Research, 1983-1990; and the Co-ordinating Committee, 1973.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Senate

York University Provost fonds

  • F0075
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the Provost, 1981-1989 and the Disciplinary Review Committee, 1984-1986.

York University (Toronto, Ont.). Provost

Louis Applebaum fonds

  • F0254
  • Fonds
  • 1931-2000

Fonds contains records include scripts, scores, correspondence and papers, reports, photographs, films, lectures, and interviews documents Applebaum's activities as a composer, conductor, and arts administrator.

Applebaum, Louis

George Edmonton Arctic Reid fonds

  • F0566
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1915]-2008

Fonds consists of textual records about the life of George E.A. Reid, including birth, baptismal, and death certificates, high school yearbooks, personal correspondence, and personal papers from throughout adolescence and adult life, as well as material relevant to his professional working life. The records also include information about his family, including the diary writings of his mother, Bessie Ellis Reid, and his wife, Olive Reid. Fonds also consists of correspondence sent between family members and received by family members. Also included are 12 large scrapbooks containing cards, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other material created by, collected and arranged by George E.A. Reid and family. Also included in the fonds are Reid's personal and family photographs and various forms of Reid's artwork and music, including drawings, sketches, paintings, graphic print artwork, and some original musical compositions. The fonds also contains 35mm and large-format colour transparencies taken by George E.A. Reid of the family and flower gardens, as well as a binder containing original animation cells from "Life with Cecil" (1960), a short film animated by Reid, and other artwork including hand-painted cartoon movie title stills, sketches on tracing paper, and other hand-drawn cartoons. Also, there are 18 8mm film reels of home movies and family trips, as well as 2 audio cassettes that include Dianne Reid's interview with George's older brother Ted, and a recorded musical collaboration between George E.A. Reid and his youngest daughter, Stephanie.

A book and pamphlet collected by George E. A. Reid through his schooling and work and donated with the fonds have been added to Special Collections, and are accessible through York University Libraries' catalogue.

Reid, George Edmonton Arctic, 1921-1977

Reg Whitaker fonds

  • F0225
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2022

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Reg Whitaker’s writing and research projects and his work as an academic. Records include correspondence, drafts, research materials and subject files.

Whitaker, Reginald, 1943-

Wayne Ray fonds

  • F0389
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1993, predominant 1952-1987

The fonds consists of records relating to the Canadian Poetry Association, League of Canadian Poets and the HMS Press, as well as personal papers and manuscripts of Wayne Scott Ray.

Ray, Wayne

Luigi Nasato fonds

  • F0675
  • Fonds
  • 1931-2015

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

Nasato, Luigi, 1924-2014

Donald Solitar fonds

  • F0414
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1972, predominant 1968-1972

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports and related material of Donald Solitar for committees of the York University Senate, the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Faculty of Arts.

Solitar, Donald

Barbara Godard fonds

  • F0236
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2009

The fonds consists of material that documents Godard's professorial career and includes thesis advisory files, general correspondence, letters of recommendation, lecture notes, conference material, minutes and reports related to various departments and committees that she was involved with and additional material related to her work with the Canadian Federation of Humanities and to her work as editor of the "Bibliography of feminist criticism," "Gynocritics" among other publications. It also includes notes and drafts of her own writing including her undergraduate and graduate research, articles, book reviews, conference papers, drafts of her translations and a collection of chap books and broadsheets accumulated over the course of her career.

Godard, Barbara

Barbara Godard collection

  • F0656
  • Collection
  • ca. 2008

Collection consists of conference material, documentary film footage, and textual material related to the scholarship, legacy and cultural impact of Barbara Godard, donated to the archives by former students, colleagues, family members and friends.

Karpinski, Eva C.

Falek Zolf fonds

  • F0614
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1999

Fonds consists of handwritten and typescript manuscripts for Falek Zolf's memoirs, handwritten notes for his memoirs, newspaper articles about Zolf and the Jewish literary community in Winnipeg, a report that quotes from his work in a review of the historical context associated with the Canada Post Corporation's Rural Conversion Program in Saskatchewan, a review of the Yiddish edition of Zolf's autobiography, "On foreign soil," and information regarding its publication in English.

Zolf, Falek, 1898-1961

Alan Lessem fonds

  • F0243
  • Fonds
  • [1956]-1994

Fonds consists of copies of published and unpublished papers, journal articles, conference papers and reviews written by Lessem, course material, a copy of his M.Litt thesis, "The Style and Structure of Frescobaldi's Keyboard Ricercari and Fantasias", and other material that documents his career as an academic.

Lessem, Alan Philip, 1940-1991

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.

Pat Armstrong fonds

  • F0757
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2022

Fonds consists of records documenting Armstrong's academic and research career, as well as records pertaining to her role as an expert witness and CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Health Services and Nursing Research. Includes research materials, drafts of published works, correspondence, meeting minutes, speeches, grant applications, annual reports, conference materials, as well as some personal correspondence.

Armstrong, Pat

Roy Israel Wolfe fonds

  • F0448
  • Fonds
  • 1936-[199-]

The fonds mainly consists of records pertaining to Roy Israel Wolfe's research activities and publications. Accession 2021-004 pertains to a 1972 meeting of the IGU Transportation section held at York University.

Wolfe, Roy Israel, 1917-

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