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Mary F. Williamson fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0098
  • Fonds
  • 1851-2004 ; predominent 1965-2004

The fonds consists of material which documents Williamson's career as a fine arts bibliographer, librarian and instructor along with associated professional and scholarly activities. It includes correspondence and reports prepared for collection acquisitions (e.g. Germain Bazin library, archives and postcard collection), other library initiatives, interactions with various library departments, and departments in the Faculty of Fine Arts including visual arts, dance, and theatre; material related to her work on YUFA, PLAYU (Professional Librarians Association of York University), the Librarians' Group, and other York University and library committees; exhibition catalogues, monographs, articles and conference presentations authored by Williamson; and research materials, grant files and teaching files. The fonds also includes a collection of letters and photographs that Williamson sent home during her stay at various summer camps between 1940 and 1951, material related to the Moore Park Ratepayers' Association, and a collection that Williamson acquired consisting of 63 photocopied letters from literary and artistic figures in Canada such as Susanna Moodie and George Munro Grant, addressed to Louisa Murray (1818-1894), literary critic and writer on feminist issues.

Williamson, Mary F., 1933-

Larry Zolf fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0110
  • Fonds
  • 1917-2011, predominant 1967-2011

Fonds consists of files relating to Larry Zolf's activities as journalist and writer and to his career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The fonds includes personal and professional correspondence, drafts of television programs, magazine articles, dramatic works and reviews, notebooks, research files, diaries and financial records. It also includes draft manuscripts, research material, and correspondence related to his books "Dance of the dialectic," "Just watch me : remembering Pierre Trudeau," "Scorpions for sale," "Zolf," and "The Dialectical dancer," as well as for his online column, "Inside Zolf."

Zolf, Larry

Elizabeth Kilbourn fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0131
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1999

Fonds consists of correspondence, personal files, writings by Elizabeth Kilbourn, community involvment files, files related to her activities as a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada.

Kilbourn, Elizabeth

Avrom Isaacs fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0134
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1996

Fonds consists of business records of The Isaacs Gallery (TIG) (1942-1991), consisting of correspondence, exhibition catalogues, mailings and financial records (1984-1986); artist files (1961-1988), consisting of correspondence, biographical sketches, press clippings, and other material relating to artists represented by Isaacs (e.g., Dennis Burton, Graham Coughtry, William Kurelek, Michael Snow and Joyce Wieland) and some who were not represented by him; artist portfolio files (1955-1988), consisting of press clippings and catalogues of their works; and promotional files (ca. 1960-1989) relating to the Isaacs Gallery.

Isaacs, Avrom, 1926-

Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0172
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1993

Fonds consists of an accumulation of files kept by several different members of the Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations which have been maintained in the manner in which they were received. They contain correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, items used for publicity, resource material and other material.

Canadian Association of Professional Dance Organizations

Dance Umbrella of Ontario fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0198
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2000

The fonds documents Dance Umbrella of Ontario's operational and administrative activities. Records consist of financial records; grant applications and contracts; publications; correspondence and reports; and program files. Also included are special project records pertaining to events such as Arts Vote 94, Dance 2020, Artsweek, and Forward Motion.

Dance Umbrella of Ontario

Canada Dance Festival fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0199
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1998

The fonds documents the Canada Dance Festival's operational and administrative activities. Records consist of financial records and contracts; grant applications, sponsorship and fund raising files; correspondence and other administrative records including reports; and publicity, special event and marketing records. Also included are posters used in the advertising and marketing of the festival.

Canada Dance Festival

Andrew Tomcik fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0206
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2000, predominant 1958-2000

The fonds documents Andrew Tomcik's career as a professor, graphics designer and consultant. It includes correspondence, writings, design examples, design work and posters created by Tomcik for corporate clients and York University, such as silkscreen and lithographic pieces. Also included are prints, notes, clippings, conference material, student projects, teaching files for his history of design course, design books and magazines.

Tomcik, Andrew

Eliza Clark fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0207
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2000

The fonds consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of Eliza Clark's work, personal and professional correspondence, copies of articles by or about Clark and other material that documents her career as a writer.It has been arranged into the following series: Fonds is comprised of the following series: S00207 Correspondence and subject files S00208 Writing files

Clark, Eliza, 1963-

Bonnie Burnard fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0219
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2000

The fonds consists of Bonnie Burnard's research material, notes, manuscript and typescript drafts, galley proofs, cover art and other material related to the Canadian and American editions of her novel A Good House.

Burnard, Bonnie, 1945-

Diana Cooper-Clark fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0228
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1994

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

Cooper-Clark, Diana

Barbara Godard fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0236
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2002

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, 1941-2010

Alan Lessem fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0243
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 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

Danny Grossman fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0244
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2002, predominant 1963-2002

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

Grossman, Danny

Association of Cultural Executives fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0257
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1988

The fonds consists of documents pertaining to the Association of Cultural Executives such as letters patent, minutes and by-laws, correspondence and papers, financial records, reports, and printed material.

Association of Cultural Executives

bill bissett fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0266
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1999, predominant 1962-1992

The fonds mainly documents bill bissett's activities as poet, visual artist, musician, and editor of Blewointment Press. The fonds consists of the following series: Personal papers, 1948-1999; Professional papers, 1962-1992; Material by and about others, 1967-1992; Photographs, 1962-1992; Memorabilia; Sound recordings, 1967-1992.

bissett, bill, 1939-

Canadian Film Development Corporation fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0278
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1976

The fonds consists of scripts for Canadian Film Development Corporation film productions, including many that never entered the production phase, and others that were never released. Among the titles in the collection are 'Lies my father told me,' (written by Ted Allan, directed by Jan Kadar, 1973), 'La maudite Galette,' (written by Jacques Benoit, directed by Denys Arcand, 1971-1972), 'Rip-off,' (written by William Fruet, directed by Don Shebib, 1970-1971), 'The rowdyman,' (written by Gordon Pinsent, directed by Peter Carter, 1971-1972), 'Return to Rainbow Country,' (written by William Davidson, n.d.), 'Partners,' (written by Norman Snider and Don Owen, 1975), and other titles.

Canadian Film Development Corporation

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd. fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0280
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, typescripts, financial records and related material of the Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd for the period, 1950-1990. The client files have been arranged in two different ways: alphabetically by name of the client or, chronologically, with an alphabetic sub-division under each year. This includes correspondence to and from clients, as well as correspondence with publishers, the media, sponsors of talks, radio and television producers, and others, publicity, and material relating to CSWS clients. For several of the clients the files also include resumes, photographs (for publicity purposes), schedules, travel arrangements, newspaper clippings, reader's reports, royalty statements, and contracts. The clients include Earle Birney, Harry Boyle, Celia Franca, Larry Henderson, Frank Rasky, McKenzie Porter, Clyde Gilmour, Stanley Burke, sports personalities (Lord Athol Layton, 'Cookie' Gilchrist), Ben Wicks, and Marshall McLuhan, among others. There are also typescripts of works (novels, memoirs, plays, radio scripts, television scripts, musical scores) by several authors, including established writers and unpublished (and unsolicited) novels, articles, short stories, and similar material. Financial records include invoices, cancelled cheques, bank deposit slips, cash books, etc. In addition, there are office diaries for the period, 1951-1965. There are copies of professional publications, publishers' catalogues, anthologies of plays, newsletters, copies of labour agreements between the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and ACTRA, ACTRA documents (constitution, etc), newspaper clippings, correspondence and related material from potential employers of CSWS' clients. There is a separate collection of the correspondence of Marshall McLuhan, which was utilized in a published Correspondence volume, edited by his wife and Matie Molinaro, president of CSWS. In addition, there are galleys of McLuhan works ('Laws of the media,'), correspondence and reports of the Centre for Culture and Technology, lecture invitations, various television and film proposals, scripts, and related correspondence, as well as material about McLuhan (books, articles, newspaper clippings, etc), and the 'Management game,' which includes a sample deck of cards used in the game as well as orders for the game. There are also audio tape cassettes, and video tape cassettes, of recordings and interviews of CSWS clients' work, including, Victor Davies, Allan Gould, Lister Sinclair, and others.

Canadian Speakers' and Writers' Service Ltd.

Canadian Theatre Review fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0281
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1982

The fonds consists of typescripts of articles, galleys, art-work, editorials and related material from the production of the Review. There is also a great deal of correspondence with Canadian theatre companies and theatres, concerning productions, which includes playbills, programs, press releases and related material. There are also financial documents, including invoices for products published by CTR Publications, as well as some budget material.

Canadian Theatre Review

Centre for Experimental Art and Communication fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0285
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1980

The fonds consists of printed material, correspondence, photographs, slides, and related material of the Centre for Experimental Art and Design. The correspondence includes: correspondence with artists, galleries and other arts groups in Canada and overseas, dealing with CEAC exhibitions, CEAC-sponsored travelling shows, and communications concerning gallery events. There is also material dealing with granting agencies, including the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. Also included is correspondence relating to the OCA and CC decisions to suspend funding to CEAC, letters of reaction from CEAC members and supporters. The fonds also has grant proposals and covering documentation, and other material. The fonds also contains various documents written by members of the collective defining the 'new ideology' which would usurp the cultural and political elites, define a post-modern aesthetic. There is also material on related artistic and intellectual ideas. There are newspaper clippings of CEAC events and exhibitions both from Canadian and foreign newspapers, invitations to events, flyers and other announcements of forthcoming events, and clippings about other performance and avant-garde arts in other cities and countries. The photographs and slides concern performances at CEAC, including material related to 'Crash and Burn'.

Centre for Experimental Art and Communication

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