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Editorial Records

Series consists of four files of editorial Records and submitted material relating to Watson's role as editor of the journal White Pelican, including essays, poetry, book reviews and experimental creative writing by Gordon Peacock, Henry Kreisel, Wilfred Watson, Bert Almon, E.D. Blodgett, Elizabeth McLuhan, Diane Bessai, and Roy Kiyooka (including two of his Photographs), as well as a four page typed introductory essay by Watson, "About Pelicans" which appeared in the first issue of the journal, and a promotional flyer announcing the journal's launch.

Watson, Sheila, 1909-1998

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plays, radio scripts, television scripts, musical scores) by several authors, including established writers and unpublished (and unsolicited) novels, articles, short stories, and similar material.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.

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

Edith Fowke collection

  • CA ON00370 F0368
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1979

The collection consists of the Ontario Folklore Archives which includes student essays and cassettes of folklore in Canada. Subjects discussed in the student essays include folk medicine, folklore from regions in Ontario and Canada (Oshawa, Ontario, Feversham, Ontario, Newfoundland), from cultural groups (Jews, Ukrainians, French Canadians), musical folklore, social folklore (children's jokes, urban graffiti), and related topics. In addition, there are recordings on audio cassettes and audio reels of Scottish folk songs and customs, old-time fiddling, songs of the Scottish regiment and of other subjects.

Fowke, Edith, 1913-1996

Ernesto Vinci fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0439
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1999

The fonds mainly documents Ernesto Vinci's career as a singer. It also partially documents his activities as a teacher at the University of Toronto.

Vinci, Ernesto, 1898-1983

Bruce Pittman fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0465
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2004

The fonds consists of material that documents Pittman's work in film and television and includes scripts, storyboards, correspondence, financial records, publicity material, shooting schedules, edit sheets, research material, grant applications and other related material. It includes photographs taken during the production of a number of his films and audio-visual records in various formats that document the various stages in the making of film and television productions with which Pittman was involved. There is considerable material relating in particular to "Shattered City". The fonds also includes a series of audio recordings of interviews conducted by Pittman for "Saturday Night at the Movies" with film directors including Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Altman, and Norman McLaren among others.

Pittman, Bruce

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-

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

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-

Correspondence

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence sent and received by Alison Pick. These records include handwritten letters but are predominantly email correspondence. Most of the email correspondence in this series was exchanged between Pick and a number of other Canadian writers and poets, her editor, literary agent and publishers. These records pertain to personal and literary topics, as well as the publication, promotion and sale of Pick's book, "Far to go."

Pick, Alison, 1975-

Professor Michael Peterman fonds

  • CA ON00333 15-002
  • Fonds
  • 1996-2009

Fonds is comprised of research material, notes, typescripts, manuscripts, and correspondence pertaining to Winona, or, The Foster Sisters, co-edited and published by Professor Michael Peterman and Professor Len Early (Peterborough: Broadview Editions, 2007).

Peterman, Michael

Jack Bush fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC037
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1981

Fonds consists of personal and professional records of Canadian painter Jack Bush, created chiefly in Toronto during the 1930s to 1970s: his personal diaries; record books containing notes on his paintings; photographs (slides, transparencies, negatives and prints) largely of his paintings but also of his studio, exhibit installations and other subjects; with scrapbooks of newspaper and magazine clippings about the artist, exhibition notices, examples of his commercial art, and further records of his paintings.
Contains series:

  1. Diaries
  2. Record books
  3. Photographs
  4. Scrapbooks
  5. Commercial art

Bush, Jack

Betty McArthur fonds

  • Item
  • 1949-2002, nd.

The fonds consist of various materials related to the career of Betty McArthur including reproductions of her pen and ink sketches of scenes of Woodstock and photographs taken by her of Woodstock homes as well as photos of herself painting. In addition, the fond includes several miscellaneous items including copyright for her book “Fine Lines Around Woodstock”, a programme of a 1996 Show at the Woodstock Art Gallery of her work, and newspaper articles.

McArthur, Betty

North Bay & District Historical Society fonds

  • CA ON00408 F034
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1967

Fonds documents the meetings of the North Bay & District Historical Society and contains one minute book.

North Bay & District Historical Society

London Township History Book Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1997-2001

The fonds contains resources used and created in the compilation of The London Township History Book. The two-volume book details the history of London, Ontario and its surrounding areas, detailing multiple elements such as geography, industry, and community. The fonds contains thirty two series; series 1-9 relate to the administration of the book project proper; series 10-25 relate to the chapters of VOlume 1 of the London Township History Book (one series per chapter).

London Township History Book Committee

CNE Art Catalogue Collection

  • Collection

The CNE Art Catalogue Collection consists of art exhibition catalogues spanning the years 1879 - 1974. The collection is arranged chronologically.
Each catalogue includes information on the art and artists included in the exhibition, and often include examples of some of the works.

Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds

  • CA ON00210 100
  • Fonds
  • 1967 - 2013

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities and functions of the Koffler Centre of the Arts and its role in bringing Jewish-inspired visual, dance, dramatic and musical arts to the community. Included are records related to its Board of Directors and committees, its former affiliation with the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre and the YM-YWHA, building campaigns, financial operations, art exhibitions, the Jewish Book Fair and Bookmark Project, educational programming, performances and special events. Records include meeting minutes, memoranda, correspondence, committee reports, budget and financial statements, press clippings and reviews, program guides, art exhibition catalogues, artist statements and CVs, promotional material, photographs, architectural drawings, a sound recording and moving images. The fonds is arranged into the following ten series: Board of Directors, Committees, Planning and Development, Financial and Administrative, Public Relations, Educational Programming, Book Fair, Art Exhibitions, Performances and Events and the Bookmark Project.

Koffler Centre of the Arts

Munroe Scott fonds. Additions

  • Fonds
  • 1949-2014

Fonds is comprised of materials pertaining to the life and career of playwright and author Munroe Scott. Included are miscellaneous correspondence files as well as manuscripts, correspondence, copyright permissions, research files, publicity materials, and reviews pertaining to his several books and plays. Included are 39 cassette tapes (and transcripts) of interviews by Munroe Scott with Dominion Sculptor Eleanor Milne and with authors, artists, and academics associated with Milne's work.

Scott, Munroe, 1927-

Drafts for "The Great Farini"

File consists of draft versions of "The Great Farini" by Shane Peacock, 1994-1995. It includes: First draft (795 pp), Second Draft (645 pp) and selected bibliography (30 pp).

Peacock, Shane

Molson's Mill Art School Information

Series consists of newspaper clippings and information on the Molson's Mill Art School, c1955-1981. It includes a type-written excerpt from "The Barley and the Stream" by Merrill Denison (1955). Articles were clipped out of the Port Hope Evening Guide by N. Tom Long.

Long, Norman Thomas

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