World War, 1939-1945

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Anna-Liisa Lumiala fonds

  • F0633
  • Fonds
  • [194-]-1979, 2013

Fonds consists of 327 letters written by Liisa Lumiala to her friend Terttu Hansen between 1943-1979, ending a few months before Liisa's death from cancer. The first set of letters until 7 March 1948 were written from various places in Finland, as Liisa and her family were moved around by the government from one residence to another. The next set of letters, covering the time period 22 March 1948 to 20 July 1948 were written from various locations in Sweden, where Liisa and her daughter Tytti were waiting to receive their immigration papers to move to Canada.The final set, beginning 30 August 1948 were written in Canada, again from various locations and addresses around Port Arthur, Fort William and Toronto. This collection of letters provides insight into the day-to-day life of a Finnish immigrant woman who moved to Canada to create a new life for herself with her husband and family after World War II.

Lumiala, Anna-Liisa

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

Bruce Powe fonds

  • F0104
  • Fonds
  • [188-?]-2016

Fonds consists of records documenting Bruce Allen Powe's work as a writer of fiction, reviews and articles, his work as Executive Director for the Ontario Liberal Association, and his public relations career and freelance work for Powe Communications. Records include journals, day planners, notebooks, correspondence and e-mail, research files, scrapbooks, manuscripts and other draft writing, and career-related memorabilia. Also included in the fonds are family photographs and personal memorabilia; Powe's M.A. diploma, thesis and related research files; files, memorabilia and photographs pertaining to his World War II military service; and photographs, memorabilia and other records pertaining to Powe's trip to Ghana in March 1957 as associate private secretary to the Canadian Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys.

Powe, Bruce, 1925-

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. fonds

  • F0280
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-2012

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. over the course of over 50 years as a literary agency and management company for writers, public speakers, and actors.

The bulk of the records consist of client files which includes correspondence to and from clients; correspondence with publishers, media, sponsors of talks, radio and television producers; publicity material relating to clients including resumes, headshot photographs, schedules, travel arrangements; newspaper clippings; reader's reports; royalty statements; and contracts. There are also audio cassettes and video cassettes of interviews and recordings of the work of some CSWS clients. Notable clients include: Earle Birney, Arthur Black, Harry Boyle, Adrienne Clarkson, Sorel Etrog, Don Harron, Lynn Johnston, Paul Kligman, Mavor Moore, Lister Sinclair, Harry Somers, Ben Wicks, and Chris Wiggins.

There are also general correspondence files, business records (including office diaries for the period, 1951-1965), manuscripts (from clients and unsolicited), and print materials (publishers' catalogues, anthologies of plays, newsletters, copies of labour agreements between the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and ACTRA, and clippings). There is a series of records related to CSWS Ltd. founder, Matie Molinaro, documenting her early life in New York and her work as a war correspondent during the Second World War. Also included is a series devoted to records related to Marshall McLuhan and his estate, long-time clients of CSWS Ltd, which includes correspondence, contracts, notes, drafts, clippings, offprints, photographs, and ephemera.

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd.

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.

Edgar Wardwell McInnis fonds

  • F0353
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1973, predominant 1930-1968

The fonds consists of McInnis' publication files, including scholarly articles and correspondence, drafts, research notes, photographs, and other material for "The Long Cold Peace: Treaty Making after World War II", "The East", "Canada: A Political and Social History", "North American Nations", and other works. Fonds also includes professorial files documenting his teaching at the University of Toronto and York University; Canadian Institute of International Affairs files; research files; and other material reflecting his varied interests in history, current events and world politics.

McInnis, Edgar, 1899-1973

Edward Snowden collection

  • F0413
  • Collection
  • 1914-1943

The collection consists of war diaries of the 2nd Field Company of Canadian Engineers (including Intelligence summaries and progress reports) for the period, 1915-1919, 1940-1941 (latter dates confined to Fort York, Toronto). In addition, there are regimental documents including list of regimental numbers, officers and men discharged (1915-1918), nominal rolls, transfer rolls, daily register, register of recruits (1930-1943), and company orders (1921-1925).

Snowden, Edward

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-

Ernesto Vinci fonds

  • F0439
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1999

The fonds mainly documents Ernesto Vinci's career as a singer and his activities as a voice teacher at the Halifax Ladies College and Conservatory of Music, the University of Toronto, and at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Records found from 1999 onwards are of the more personal variety and include personal and family correspondence between Vinci and his wife, and Vinci and his parents and parents-in-law, and other relatives during the 1930s as they tried to escape Germany. There is some correspondence regarding Vinci's efforts to sponsor his sister-in-law and niece after the Second World War.

Vinci, Ernesto, 1898-1983

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

James and Margaret Beveridge fonds

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

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

Beveridge, Margaret

J.L. Granatstein fonds

  • F0316
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2021

Fonds consists of research files, committee files (including minutes, memoranda, etc.), correspondence, professorial files (including notes, lectures, departmental business), financial records, publication files, printed materials, and other materials. Includes records related to the following publications: "The Politics of Survival: The Conservative Party of Canada" (1967), "Canada's War: The Politics of the MacKenzie King Government, 1939-1945" (1975, 1990), "A Reader's Guide to Canadian History 2: Confederation to the Present" (1982), "Bloody Victory: Canadians and the D-Day Campaign, 1944" (1984, 1994), "The Great Brain Robbery: Canada's Universities on the Road to Ruin" (1984), "Sacred Trust: Brian Mulroney and the Conservative Party in Power" (1985), "The Collins Dictionary of Canadian History" (1986), "How Britain's Weakness Forced Canada into the Arms of the United States" (1989), "A Nation Forged in Fire: Canadians and the Second World War" (1989), "Pirouette: Pierre Trudeau and Canadian Foreign Policy" (1990), "Mutual Hostages: Canadians and Japanese in World War II" (1990), "Spy Wars: Canada and Espionage form Gouzenko to Glasnost" (1990), "For Better or For Worse: Canada and the United States to the 1990s" (1991), "Dictionary of Canadian Military History" (1992), "The Generals: The Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in the Second World War" (1993, 1995), "Empire to Umpire: Canadian Foreign Policy to the 1990s" (1994), "Victory 1945: Canadians from War to Peace" (1995), "The Good Fight: Canadians and World War II" (1995), "Yankee Go Home? Canadians and Anti-Americanism" (1996, 1997), "Petrified Campus: Canada's Universities in Crisis" (1997), "The Canadian 100: the Hundred Most Influential Canadians of the Twentieth Century" (1997, 1998), "Trudeau's Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Pierre Trudeau" (1998, 1999), "Who Killed Canadian History?" (1998, 1999), "Prime Ministers: Rating the Prime Ministers" (1999, 2000), "Our Century" (2000), "Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace" (2002), Hell's Corner: An Illustrated History of Canada's Great War (2004), The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005), Lessons Learned? What Canada Should Learn from Afghanistan (2011), The Best Little Army in the World: The Canadians in Northwest Europe, 1944-45 (2015, 2016), The Weight of Command: Views of Canada's Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them (2016), Trudeau's World: The Insiders on Foreign Policy, Trade, and Defence, 1968-84 (2017), the New Canadian Readings series, the CIIA Contemporary Affairs series, as well as numerous scholarly papers, newspaper articles, and editorials. Fonds also includes a collection of reproductions of photographs from other Canadian archival institutions, documenting Canada's role in the World Wars and other significant events in Canadian history.

Also includes records connected to Granatstein's activities with the Marlborough Avenue (Toronto) Ratepayers Association, the Social Science Federation of Canada, the Canadian Historical Association, the Senate Sub-committee on Veteran's Affairs (regarding the CBC's "The Valour and the Horror"), the Historica Foundation, the Dominion Institute, the Vimy Ridge Memorial Foundation, the Never Forgotten National Memorial Foundation, the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, the Council for Canadian Security in the 21st Century, the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, the Canadian War Museum, the Royal Society of Canada, the Order of Canada, the Special Committee on the Restructuring of the Reserves, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's mini-series, Canada: A People's History; and oral history projects exploring the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party.

Granatstein, J. L.

John D. Harbron family fonds

  • F0319
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2010, predominant 1960-2009

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

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

Harbron, John D.

Kurt Czasch fonds

  • F0300
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1945

The photographs document the life of a German soldier during World War II. They include portraits of Kurt Czasch and members of the German Army, civilians (possibly relatives?), photographs of environments where he was stationed, movement of troops and material, photographs of dead soldiers, prison camps, military life and related themes. The photographs are of the 'snapshot' variety.

Czasch, Kurt (d. 1971)

Major Addison Alexander Mackenzie fonds

  • F0347
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1969

The fonds consists of Major Addison Alexander Mackenzie's records pertaining to his social and political activities.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Correspondence
Subject files
Lists of voters
Printed material
Photographs

Mackenzie, Addison Alexander, 1885-1970.

Peggie Sampson fonds

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

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

Sampson, Peggie, 1912-2004

Pics in chronological order

File consists of historical photographs collected from the National Archives of Canada (formerly known as Public Archives of Canada prior to 1987), the City of Toronto Archives, Manitoba Archives, and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canada's involvement in World War II. The material was likely collected for the book, The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005).

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-

Russell-Hoffman : Molyben. Syndicate

File consists of correspondence relating to the unsuccessful Hoffman-Russell Molybdenum Syndicate. The syndicate was created in 1939 to investigate cobalt and molybdenite deposits near Cobalt, Ontario and was dissolved in 1941 due to poor war-time financial conditions.

Sam and Manya Lipshitz fonds

  • F0444
  • Fonds
  • 1922-2001

Fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, handwritten and typescript notes, photographs, programs and flyers for cultural and political events, newspaper and magazine articles, booklets, and ephemera created or accumulated by Sam and Manya Lipshitz regarding their professional activities and family life. Handwritten letters trace their courtship while Sam worked in Montreal and Manya studied in New York during the late 1920s. Many subsequent documents pertain to their involvement with Jewish organizations, particularly the Labour League, United Jewish Peoples Order, the New Fraternal Jewish Association, and the Canadian Jewish Congress. Sam Lipshitz's work as editor and writer is a major theme throughout the fonds, which includes correspondence and draft articles for "Vochenblatt," "Morning freiheit," and "Fraternally yours," as well as clipped stories and entire issues of these periodicals. Sam's trip to Poland in 1945 with H.M. Caiserman on behalf of the Canadian Jewish Congress is well documented through his letters to Manya, published reports, and photographs. Similar records are available for his trips to Europe, Israel, and the Soviet Union, with considerable information regarding the communist parties in these countries (such as a photograph album devoted to the Congress of the Israel Communist Party in 1949). The fonds includes correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, and other documents pertaining to Sam's involvement with the Labor-Progressive Party, the careers of prominent communists including J.B. Salsberg, Tim Buck, Sam Carr, Fred Rose, and Albert Alexander MacLeod, tensions within the Canadian Jewish Congress over the relationship between communism and Zionism, the Lipshitzs' resignation from the communist party in 1957, Manya's campaign for a seat on the board of education in 1956, and Sam's campaign for alderman in North York in 1974 (both unsuccessful). The fonds also deals with international issues facing the Canadian Jewish community from the 1940s to the 1990s, including: the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943, Nazi concentration camps in Poland during World War II, the Polish resistance movement, relief work after the war and efforts to improve living conditions and cultural life among Poland's Jews, efforts by Jews in Canada to find relatives among the survivors of concentration camps, trials of Nazi war criminals, Canada's post-war immigration policy and the campaign for Jewish emigration to Canada, the survival of anti-Semitism after the war, Palestine and an independent Israel, politics and conflict in the Middle East, the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the plight of Jews in the Soviet Union, Holocaust memorials, and the work of Jewish mutual benefit societies. The Lipshitzs' strong interest in literary affairs is evident through many files pertaining to Jewish writers between 1943 and 1997, which contain correspondence, biographical articles, samples of these writers' work, and speeches extolling their accomplishments made by Sam when they visited Toronto. This material also deals with the visit of writers Solomon Michoels and Itzik Feffer to New York and Toronto in 1943 to promote relations with the Soviet Union, and memorials to the Soviet writers executed in 1952 under orders from Joseph Stalin. The Lipshtizs promoted the Yiddish language and Jewish culture through their written work. The fonds includes copies of three issues of the handwritten journal, "Komunar," edited by Manya between 1922 and 1923 while living on the commune in Russia, as well as poetry written by Manya throughout her life. Her teaching notes document Manya's work at the Morris Winchevsky School, and her interest in Jewish history, song, and festivals. Photographs provide additional information on the school's activities, including the visit by singer and activist Paul Robeson in 1947. Other images in the fonds show Sam speaking at rallies, Manya's campaign for "mayor" of Camp Naivelt, and members of the Lipshitzs' extended family in various settings. The fonds also contains material about work of Trade Typesetting, and testimonials to Sam and Manya Lipshitz added to the fonds after their deaths.

Lipshitz, Sam, 1910-2000

Wright-Rouyn

File consists of correspondence between Arnold Hoffman and Colonel Thain W. MacDowell, the president of Wright Rouyn Gold Ltd. The correspondence predominantly deals with the development of the Wright Rouyn and Stadacona gold mines. Several letters reference early events of World War II, including Neville Chamberlain's appeasement policy and the beginning of the Adriatic Campaign in 1939.

WWII photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the National Archives of Canada (formerly known as Public Archives of Canada prior to 1987), the City of Toronto Archives, Manitoba Archives, and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canada's involvement in World War II. The material was likely collected for the book, The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005).

WWII photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the National Archives of Canada (formerly known as Public Archives of Canada prior to 1987), the City of Toronto Archives, Saskatchewan Archives Board, and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canada's involvement in World War II. The material was likely collected for the book, The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005).

WWII photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the Public Archives of Canada (renamed the National Archives of Canada in 1987) and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canada's involvement in World War II. The material was likely collected for the book, The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005).