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John Tupper Saywell fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0402
  • Fonds
  • 1812-1993, predominant 1961-1991

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

Saywell, John, 1929-

Fernand Ouellet fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0371
  • Fonds
  • 1825-1984, predominant 1956-1984

The fonds partially documents Fernand Ouellet's research and writing activities for the period 1956-1984. It mainly includes correspondence, notes, manuscripts and archival material collected in the course of his research.

Ouellet, Fernand, 1926-

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-

Harry Pollock fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0381
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1991, predominant 1950-1990

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

Pollock, Harry J., 1920-

Cameron family fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0493
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1990 ; 1969-1990 predominent

Fonds consists of more than 60 letters, newsletters, poems, and greeting cards written by Margaret Laurence to Ian and Sandy Cameron, as well as a copy of Laurence's will. The correspondence discusses Laurence's work as a writing instructor and speaker at the University of Toronto, her relationship with other Canadian writers and Clara Thomas, her move from Toronto to Lakefield, and her involvement with the Writers' Union of Canada conference in Ottawa in November 1973. Laurence comments extensively on her own works and her efforts to encourage other writers (including Ian Cameron), her efforts to produce a recording of songs with her lyrics and Cameron's musical score to accompany "The diviners," the film contract based on this novel, and her elation at winning the Molson Prize in 1975. The correspondence also discusses her divorce from Jack Laurence, her relationship with her children, and her views on social and generational change. The correspondence is accompanied by nine vinyl recordings given by Laurence to the Camerons that feature European classical music, African palm wine music, and Ghanian highlife music. The fonds also contains five letters from John Ruskin, the Victorian writer and art critic, to Kate Towney and Arbuthnot Cameron, 1865-1867, regarding Towney's marriage and financial affairs, mineral collecting, and ideas from Ruskin's book, "Modern painters." These letters are accompanied by notes and transcripts, as well as a letter written in 1907 regarding the Ruskin correspondence.

Cameron (family)

William Jaffé fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0333
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1980, predominant 1921-1980

The fonds consists of material that documents Jaffe's career as an educator and author and includes personal and professional correspondence, photographs, drafts and reprints of articles, speeches and reviews written by Jaffe as well as financial records related to his personal and professional life. It also includes academic and teaching files consisting of course outlines, lecture notes, copies of class assignments, minutes, reports, and other material related to committee work, grant applications, research material and other items that document his time at Northwestern University, Harvard, the University of British Columbia and York University. The bulk of the fonds, however, consist of material that documents Jaffe's ongoing interest and research into the life and work of the French nineteenth-century economist Leon Walras including reviews, articles and essays related to Walras' work written by Jaffe as well as copies of articles and papers written by Walras himself. There are transcriptions of Walras' correspondence and other material from the fonds Walras housed in Lausanne, Switzerland and used by Jaffe in editing his 'Correspondence of Leon Walras and Related Papers'. There are also original documents from Walras and his family such as royalty statements that document Walras' earnings from his books, family photographs, correspondence and other material dating from about 1860 to 1910.

Jaffé, William, 1898-1980

Wayne Ray fonds

  • CA ON00370 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, 1950-

Toronto Telegram fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0433
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1971, predominant 1939-1971

The fonds documents the journalistic activities of the Toronto Telegram and its predecessor, the Evening telegram. The fonds includes photographs, scrapbooks and clippings.

Toronto Telegram

Henry Gilchrist family fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0309
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1969, predominant 1885-1912

The fonds consists of business receipts of Henry Gilchrist and family members, correspondence from Manitoba College, a genealogy of Henry McCuaig and Janet Calder (Gilchrist ancestors), photographs of Mrs. Henry Gilchrist and of Reverend James Archibald Hume Pue-Gilchrist, and related material.

Gilchrist, Henry (family)

Varpu Lindström fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0558
  • Fonds
  • 1887-2012

Fonds consists of Lindstrom's professorial and scholarly research files throughout her career, as well as records documenting her academic activities. Research files pertain to her publications and monographs such as "Defiant Sisters : A Social History of Finnish Immigrant Women in Canada, 1890-1930" (both the English and Finnish editions), and "From Heroes to Enemies : Finns in Canada, 1937-1947," as well as book chapters, articles, papers, presentations and lectures, and her involvement with the National Film Board production "Letters from Karelia," and subsequent research. The research files span the activities of Finnish and Finnish-Canadian organizations across the political spectrum, such as the Finnish Organization of Canada (left wing), and Loyal Finns in Canada (right wing). Records include oral history interviews (audio cassettes and transcripts), research notes, clippings, a significant and extensive number of photograph and letter collections passed down through generations of Finnish Canadians, diaries, correspondence, publication drafts, academic and professorial notes, microfilm of Finnish language newspapers published in Canada and archival records, financial records of Finnish-Canadian organizations such as newspapers and post-World War II relief funding bodies, scrapbooks, photocopies of rare and unusual documents such as two volumes of a Soviet register of Finnish War Crimes, a list of persons found in the mass grave at Karhumaki, and Soviet lists of North American Finns who journeyed to Karelia to help build a socialist utopia there, academic and professorial files, publicity files, files pertaining to her work with the School of Women's Studies, and her own papers as a university student. The fonds also includes letters written by Lindstrom as a newly-arrived teenaged immigrant to Canada to her best friend in Finland; many of these letters were published in Finnish with English translation in 'Letters from an immigrant teenager' in 2012.

Lindström, Varpu

Robert Christie fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0192
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1996, predominant 1913-1996

The fonds consists of material which documents both Christie's acting and pedagogical careers as well as material related to his family and personal life. Includes correspondence and subject files, photographs, playbills, scripts and production files, books, plays and reference materials, financial records, sound recordings, and scrapbooks containing reviews. The fond is arranged in the following series: Fonds is comprised of the following series: Correspondence and subject files Scripts and production files Diaries Jane Mallet and Associates files Professorial files Financial records Christie family files Sound recordings Melody Fair collection

Christie, Robert, 1913-1996

Allan Grossman fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0317
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1979, predominant 1950-1975

The fonds consists of correspondence and papers, reports, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs, tapes and films, related to Allan Grossman's political career, community work, and family life.

Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991

Frances Dafoe fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0613
  • Fonds
  • 189-? - 2007 ; 1950-1993 predominent

Fonds consists of the research files and reference material used by Frances Dafoe in her capacity as a costume designer for theatre, television production, performances and figure skating competitions.

Dafoe, Frances

Major Addison Alexander Mackenzie fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0347
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1969, predominant 1945-1968

The fonds consists of Major Addison Alexander Mackenzie's records pertaining to his social and political activities. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Correspondence Subject files Lists of voters Printed material Photographs

Mackenzie, Addison Alexander, 1885-1970

Norman Penner fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0379
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1984, predominant 1930-1960

The fonds mainly documents Norman Penner's research activities on the history of the Canadian Left.

Penner, Norman, 1921-

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

Terence William Barker fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0262
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1984, predominant 1953-1984

The fonds documents Terence William Barker's activities as minister in the Jehovah Church.

Barker, Terence William

Mary Louise Bogart and John Edward Page collection

  • CA ON00370 F0372
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1982, predominant 1967-1973

The collection consists of material related to James Milner's career in the area of community planning law and includes a copy of the article written by Mary Louise Bogart and John Edward Page on Milner as well as correspondence relating to its publication. In addition, there is material on the Town Planning Institute of Canada (TPIC), predominantly materials of a historical nature. There are also several audio reels and cassettes of interviews with planners and members of the TPIC who were Milner's colleagues. Finally, there are some microfilm copies of studies done in the area of land conservation. Some of this material was removed from the Milner fonds during the time it was held by the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.

Bogart, Mary Louise, 1935-

James B. Milner fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0357
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1982, predominant 1939-1969

The fonds consists of articles, correspondence, records of bodies that James Bryce Milner was a member of, reports, and research material.

Milner, J.B. (James Bryce), 1918-1969

Joyce Wieland fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0445
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1993, predominant 1973-1992

Fonds consists of material which documents Joyce Wieland's career as an artist and filmmaker. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Grant files Graphic material Photographs Correspondence Manuscripts Personal files Legal records Financial records Printed material Sound recordings Moving image records

Wieland, Joyce, 1930-1998

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