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Pro-life literature, bioethics research and deVeber Institute files

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

History research files and correspondence

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

Teaching records

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

York administrative records

Series consists of records pertaining to Gentles’ administrative duties at York University, particularly his work on the convocation committee, the faculty council, and the senior common room committee. Includes minutes, correspondence, financial statements, notes, and other material.

Research Files

Series consists of research notes, reports, academic papers and dissertations, meeting notes, books, presentation slides, speeches, correspondence, and exhibition text. It is arranged by research focus as compiled by the creator in the process of writing the book "By Us! For Us!" The focus of the first section is the history of the Jane-Finch neighbourhood from the first Indigenous settlements to the development of housing and infrastructure by Settler Canadians. The second section focuses on demographic information about Jane-Finch through census results and academic research into the construction and development of housing in Jane-Finch. The third section focuses on the diversity of community residents and the socio-economic impacts that governing policies and public perception have had on their lives. The fourth section focuses on youth experiences and includes community-based programming for anti-drug and crime prevention initiatives for this age group. The fifth section focuses on assessments of the Toronto Metropolitan Police’s actions and residents’ resistance to cuts in community services, 1997 amalgamation of the City of Toronto and the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy. The sixth section focuses on community organizations and community voices. The seventh section focuses on community-based initiatives to improve infrastructure and the standard of living and the community’s relationship with York University and its researchers. The eighth section includes books and a videocassette tape of the movie Teen Moms: Our Stories, produced by the Black Creek Community Health Centre.

Oral histories

Series consists of oral histories conducted by Egypt Migrations. These interviews explore the experiences of first- and second-generation immigrants from Egypt. Records include video and audio oral histories, transcripts, photographs, and consent forms.

Administrative records

Series consists of records pertaining to the administration, activities, and interests of Egypt Migrations. These records document Egypt Migration’s transition from the Coptic Canadian History Project, involvement with outreach activities such as conferences and exhibits, and management of the project including incorporation, affliliations, banking resolutions, and member register.

Coptic Canadian History Project collection

Accession consists of records pertaining to the history and activities of St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in Toronto, including photographs documenting the role of Father Marcos A. Marcos and an article written by Father Marcos entitled "The Copts of Canada". Other records in this collection include event programs, pamphlets, booklets, photographs of special visits, and issues of church newsletters "Hosanna", "The Way", "The Word of Life", "The Building", and "Cathedral". Also included is a copy of a site plan of St. Mark's.


Series consists of Greek language newspapers, magazines and journals accumulated by George Papadatos primarily during his time in Canada and relating to his work as a journalist and editor as well as to his interest in politics and his position as an active member of the Greek Canadian community cultural and political scene. The majority of the newspapers in the series were produced by and for the Greek Canadian community in Toronto and include a number of political and satirical publications as well as ones providing local news. Series includes issues of the newspaper Metanastis (The Immigrant), owned and produced by Papadatos, as well as Ta Nea, to which he contributed articles and served as editor for a time. A number of the newspapers in the collection were published by Deca printing house (owned by Dimitrius Aivalis) who played an important role in the Toronto Greek Canadian community as printer of many publications and ephemera relating to cultural and political, anti-dictatorship, events. Series also includes a variety of publications relating to the Greek diaspora across Canada and globally, including a few English-language publications that contain articles relating to Greek politics and culture, particularly items relating to the Trojan Horse coffee house. 


Series consists of photographs of, by or collected by George Papadatos and pertain to events held by the Toronto Greek-Canadian community during the 1970s TO 1990s, such as musical performances, dances, the Toronto coffee house scene, political meetings and rallies, parades. Some photographs relating to the Trojan Horse coffee house can also be found in the scrapbook in 2014-044/001(10). 

Audiovisual recordings

Series consists of live performance recordings created by George Papadatos at cultural and political events in Canada as well as recordings of interviews and oral histories created in the course of his work as a journalist. A number of the recordings are of musical performances organized by Papadatos, mostly at Toronto venues such as coffee houses including the Trojan Horse, as well as larger venues in Toronto and Montreal. Titles have been supplied in English based on donor information - see file 2014-044/001(17) for archivist-created photocopies of this information. Most recordings are of good quality. See item level descriptions for exceptions.  Series also includes some commercially produced CDs and DVDs.

Promotional materials and ephemera

Series consists of promotional materials and ephemera relating to Toronto Greek-Canadian community political and cultural events organized or attended by George Papadatos during his time in Toronto.  Series includes materials relating to the coffee house scene in Toronto; concert tours featuring Greek musicians, for which Papadatos acted as promoter; political events by various pro-democracy groups such as PAK, EAM and Rigas Fereos; theatrical events; exhibitions and cultural festivals (such as The Images of Greece festival, organized by Papadatos); as well as Annual Dances and sporting events. Materials include posters, event tickets, invitations, flyers and programmes. Some items of ephemera can also be found in 2014-044/001(05), 2014-044/001(10) and 2014-044/001(12).

Professional and personal records

Series primarily consists of George Papadatos’ professional records pertaining to his various activities as an engaged member of the Toronto Greek-Canadian cultural and political community, including materials relating to his involvement with organizations such as the Greek-Canadian Cultural Association, the Greek-Canadian Cultural Workshop of Toronto, the Greek Community of Metropolitan Toronto, the Greek-Canadian Democratic Organization and the Hellenic Canadian Organization, amongst others. Series also includes records relating to Papadatos teaching career at Scarborough College (University of Toronto), employment assisting new Greek immigrants at Eastminster Community Services and activities performed as a music promoter and as owner of the Trojan Horse café. Series includes correspondence, legal and business documents, reports, meeting minutes and agenda, news clippings, scrapbooks, writing and research materials such as journal articles, papers, newsletters, proposals, government and education-related documents, pamphlets and brochures. While consisting predominantly of collected ephemera, file 2014-044/001(04) also contains a number of professional records relating to political organizing.  Very few personal records are included, however the series does contain some records relating to Papadatos’ immigrant status and employment. Other items relating to personal events such as invitations to his birthday party and to a farewell event prior to his return to Greece in 1984 can be found in 2014-044/001(02) and 2014-044/001(06).  

Lectures, addresses, talks, and interviews

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

Professional associations

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


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

Video cassettes

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

Sound recordings

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

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

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

Papers of the Federal Cultural Policy Review Committee

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


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


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


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

Printed material

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


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


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


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


Series consists of three sub-divisions: Scores for films; Scores for radio and television; Scores for theatre. Some of the scores include sketches, shooting scripts, parts, music cues, correspondence with directors and producers. The scores for films contains scores for National Film Board productions, including 'Alexis Tremblay, habitant' (1942) 'Arctic saga,' (1952), 'Athabasca,' (1967), 'Canadian profile,' (1956), 'The forest,' (1965), 'Krieghoff,' (1955), 'Paddle to the sea,' (1966), 'Royal journey,' (1951 Royal Tour), and 'Varley,' (1952). In addition, there is a good deal of NFB stock music composed by Applebaum. There are also scores for American government agencies (United States Army Reorientation Branch, United States Navy, Georgia Department of Health, Mississippi Department of Public Health). As well, there are Hollywood scores for 'Lost boundaries, '(1949), 'Story of G.I. Joe.' (1945), 'Tomorrow the world,' (1944), and scores for American productions including the Hans Richter film 'Dreams that money can buy,' (1952) with music by John Cage, Paul Bowles, and Applebaum. For radio and television there are scores for 'And then we wrote,' (1967), the CBC National News theme (1966-1967), scores for the CBC Television programmes "Camera Canada," ('Campus in the clouds,' 'Hockey,' etc), 'The discoverers,' (1972) "First performance" ('Black of the moon,' 'O'Brien,' 'Time lock,'), 'Images of Canada,' (1972), 'The journal of Susanna Moodie,' (1971), 'Mr. Piper,'[children's programme] (1961-1963), 'Peer Gynt,' (1957), "CBC playhouse," ('The ghost in the corpse,' 'The girl queen at the world's end,' 'How the Tongans came to Fiji,' 'The McAndrew family,' 'The viking and the vixen,')(1952), "Purple playhouse" ('The bells,' 'Corsican brothers,' 'Dracula,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Used up,') (1973), 'Scope' (1955), 'Seven days of victory' (1955), and several more. There are also scores for the Columbia Broadcasting System programme "Twentieth Century," and scores for the United Nations radio service. For CBC - Radio there are scores for "Summer stage" ('Always a librarian--never a bride,' 'Burlap bags,' 'For whom the horses run,' 'Prophecy at dawn,' 'Tidewater morning,'), "Wednesday night" ('Antigone,' 'Hamlet,' 'Juno and the paycock,' 'The playboy of the western world,' 'The shaking tent,' 'Words & music,'), and others. For theatre there are scores for Stratford productions including 'Anthony and Cleopatra' (1967, 1976), 'Coriolanus,' (1961), 'Cyrano,' (1963), 'Hamlet,' (1957, 1969) 'King Lear,' (1964) 'Much ado about nothing,' (1958, 1980, 1987) 'Twelfth night,' (1966, 1985), 'Macbeth,' (1978), 'Cymberline,' (1986), 'Mystery of Henry Moore,' (1984), 'The man who hid Anne Frank,' (1980), as well as other theatre productions in Toronto and New York.

Personal Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence, draft applications, and final copies of grant applications for research projects that Armstrong lead as principal investigator or participated in as part of the research team.

Teaching Materials

Series consists of lecture notes, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, and award nominations pertaining to Armstrong's academic career, holding positions at York University, Sir Sandford Fleming College and Vanier College, as well as a Student Information Officer at the University of Toronto Students' Administrative Council.

Pay Equity Human Rights Work

Series consists of correspondence, research notes, papers prepared for the Human Rights Commission, and media coverage pertaining to Armstrong serving as an expert witness on women’s work, in particular on cases related to pay equity, before bodies ranging from the Federal Court to the federal Human Rights Tribunals and the Ontario Pay Equity Tribunal.

Grant Applications

Series consists of correspondence, draft applications, and final copies of grant applications for research projects that Armstrong lead as principal investigator or participated in as part of the research team.

Speeches and Presentations

Series consists of finished and draft copies of speeches, conference materials, press releases and other promotional material, and some correspondence pertaining to Armstrong's involvement as a presenter for conference panels, keynote addresses, public presentations, and workshops.

CHIR Chair Files

Series consists of annual reports, proposals, and correspondence pertaining to Armstrong’s role as CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Health Services and Nursing Research, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Research Files

Series consists of research notes, correspondence, reports, meeting notes, speaking notes for presentations, and grant applications pertaining to Armstrong’s role as either Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator of the following grant-funded, large-scale research projects: “Voices from the Ward” (1992), “Managed Care vs. Managing Care” (1998-2001), “Long-term Care Workers and Workplaces: Comparing Canada and Nordic Europe” (2005-2006), “What Does Quality Health Care Mean to Women? A National Study” (2010-2012), "Nurses at Risk: Exploring gender and race in workplace illness, injury and violence” (2008-2011), “Re-imagining Long-Term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices” (2010-2017), “Healthy Aging in Residential Places” (2012-2015), "Changing Places: Paid and Unpaid Work in Public Places" (2018-2021). This series also consists of research documents pertaining to Armstrong's work on smaller research projects including books, book chapters, articles, and reports.

York University files

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

Husain family videos

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

Husain family

Singh family videos

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

Singh family

Nundy family videos

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

Nundy family

Tabobondung family videos

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

Tabobondung family

Recordings of musical performances

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

Personal and professional records

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

University photographs

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

Professional and personal records

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

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

Piedrahita-Budiman family videos

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

Piedrahita-Budiman family

Pafois family videos

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

Pafois family

Dhaliwal family videos

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

Dhaliwal family

Ozaki family videos

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

Ozaki family

Khan family videos

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

Khan family

Moving image recordings

Series consists of videocassettes and film reels documenting Caribana throughout the years. Film reels also document Shah’s life and subsequent immigration from Trinidad and Tobago to Canada.


Series consists of photographs belonging or taken by Shah. They include photographs and negatives of the Caribana mas parades and costumes created by Shah throughout the years, as well as other Carnivals and Mas parades across Canada, New York, and Trinidad and Toabgo. The series also consists of personal photographs of Shah’s family and friends.

Promotional literature

Series consists of promotional materials for Caribana events throughout the years, Carnival events in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as other events Shah hosted or attended in both Canada and the Caribbean. Files include flyers, newspapers and magazines catered for the West Indian community in Canada and the Caribbean.

Caribana working files

Series consists of the working files belonging to Shah including materials from the Caribbean Cultural Committee, a non-profit organization in charge of planning and running Caribana each year from 1967-2006. Files include material created and accumulated by Shah in his role as mas producer and bandleader for Caribana, including: correspondence, band registration forms, schedules of events, and documents to organize the festival's various mas camps each year.

Edralin family videos

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

Edralin family

Chen family videos

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

Chen family

Dhoré family videos

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

Dhoré family

Seaman family videos

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

Seaman family

Long family videos

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

Long family

Jog family videos

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

Jog family

Watada family videos

Series consists of home movies from a Japanese-Canadian family including footage of a boy in a cub scout uniform, a visit to a farm in Cooksville, Ontario, and games of catching mochi balls at community picnics in Toronto.

Watada family

Wong family videos

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

Wong family

Asfaha family videos

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

Balachandran family videos

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

Balachandran family

Gros-Louis family videos

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

Gros-Louis family

Zaidi family videos

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

Zaidi family

Reddick family videos

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

Reddick family

Audio materials

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

Research output, publications and drafts

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

Student notes

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

Academic and administrative files

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


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

Digital files

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

Live performance recordings

Series contains live performance recordings of festival performances. Some performances are only partially documented and others omitted completely. This may be due to technical issues or resource constraints. Stage names might not align with the published schedule due to weather complications.


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

Wong family videos

Series consists of a Hong Kong-Chinese family’s home movie filmed in Winnipeg documenting a Hong Kong-Chinese family's Red Packet (hóngbāo) ceremony taking place at Mr Wong’s 70th birthday celebration in 2002.

Wong family

Lo family videos

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

Lo family

Jabbar family videos

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

Javeed family

Javeed family videos

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

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

Javeed family

Joudaki family videos

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

Joudaki family

Isaac family videos

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

Isaac family

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