Film and video

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  • Used for moving image material including, but not limited to, film cartridge, film loop, film reel, video reel, videocassette, optical disc or the sound element of a moving image (audio reel, magnetic track, optical track). Term can also be used for digital moving images using file formats such as MPEG or MP4.

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Michael Redhill Papers

Includes drafts, proofs, correspondence and other material related to Lake Nora Arms, Impromptu, What We Dreamt the Sky Was, Be Frank, Punishment, Consolation, ’A Kept Woman’, ‘Sugar Cloud’or ‘Mason of Tunica’; Martin Sloane; numerous early works and early drafts of later works; juvenilia, including animation cells for short films, ‘Atomic Man’ and others; artwork; schoolwork; audio-visual material; writing as Inger Ash Wolfe, drafts and proofs of The Calling; The Taken; A Door in the River; Ontario Film Development Corporation material; acting and directing material; personal correspondence, 1970s and 1980s; editorial correspondence: Coach House Press, Anansi Press, 1990s; and other material related to the life and work of Michael Redhill

Howard Engel Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00779 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1945-2019

Collection contains personal and professional papers relating to Howard Engel. These papers contain extensive material on the novels, books, screenplays, playscripts and radio episodes of Engel. This notably includes drafts for all fourteen novels in the Benny Cooperman series, many including prolific drafts with holograph and editorial revisions. Also included in the collection are extensive drafts for Engel’s final Cooperman novel, Over the River, which was slated to be published in both 2016 and 2018 but was eventually cancelled by the publisher, along with the complete drafts for two unpublished Benny Cooperman novels, and partial drafts and outlines for three additional novels. In addition to his fictional writing, the archives include poetry, articles, reviews, and drafts and proofs for his works of non-fiction. In particular, there are extensive drafts for the memoir of his 2001 stroke, The Man Who Forgot How to Read, the book was originally intended as an autobiography and several earlier drafts exist which detail Engel’s childhood, adolescence and adulthood. During the process of recovering from his stroke, Engel became acquainted with Oliver Sacks, who would later pen an article on Engel in The New Yorker and would go-on to write the afterword of Engel’s memoir. Their extensive correspondence, along with several drafts of Sacks is also present. In addition to material related to Engel’s professional career as a writer, including photographs and press clippings, as well as speeches given over the course of several decades. Engel’s career as a journalist, writer and producer at the CBC is well-documented through scripts and research written or produced by Engel, which is further augmented by audio tapes and reels. The personal life of Engel is well-documented through a nearly complete set of diaries dating between 1991 and 2019, with additional diaries dating from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1980s, as well as photographs, mementos and through correspondence of a personal and professional nature. The collection contains manuscripts written by other writers, often sent to Engel for feedback or as gifts, this includes drafts or proofs from Kildare Dobbs, Mavis Gallant, Eric Wright and Jack Batten.

Engel, Howard

University of Toronto. Department of Cell and Systems Biology

Contains records reviewed from the Department of Cell & Systems Biology, formerly known as the Department of Zoology. Contains Undergraduate Affairs Committee records, annual department reports, copies of Zoonews, event files (UofT Day, ZooWoods material), curriculum development material.
Photographs document mainly the creation of Zoowoods, departmental events such as retirements, open houses for U of T Day and the 20th Anniversary of the Opening of the Ramsey Wright Zoological Laboratories in 1985.
Films show productions done by staff including two spoof vignettes from the 1960s and science films produced for BIO 110. There is also a tour of the Ramsey Wright Building filmed by CBC most likely from the 1960s.

University of Toronto. Department of Zoology

Stephen Clarkson fonds

  • UTA 1148
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2018, predominant 1959-2015

Personal records of Professor Stephen Clarkson, documenting his career as a political scientist, writer, teacher, and his early political career in municipal politics and with the Liberal Party of Canada and Ontario. Records in this fonds document the entirety of Clarkson's life and career. Records include biographical information (CV's, activity reports, honours), personal and professional correspondence, and files related to his early education and the writing of his Ph.D. thesis.

Series 3 to 13 consist of records documenting Clarkson's several books and his extensive research and writings over the course of his career. Joint projects and research with Christina McCall including original records by her can be found in some these series as well, specifically the research and writing of Trudeau and Our Times (Series 2) and research on Canadian Federal politics (Series 13).

Series 14 to 18, document Clarkson's teaching activities and his career within the University of Toronto's Department of Political Science.

Series 19 to 22 document his political roles within the Liberal party, his run for Toronto Mayor in 1969 and as well as his social activism.

This fonds also includes Liberal Party of Canada policy documents (1966-1976) belonging to Allen Linden that were given to Clarkson either because he took over as chair of the policy committee or collected as a primary resource for his research on the Liberal Party.

Accession B2019-0003 was an accrual acquired from his spouse Nora Clarkson following his death, and consists of files from his home office and laptop computer.

Accession B2023-0008 (1 box, 1975-2000) is an accrual of further personal records consisting of his journal and notes about his marriage to Christina McCall.

Clarkson, Stephen

J.M. Beattie fonds

  • UTA 1110
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2017

Fonds consists of records encompassing the personal and professional activities of J.M. (John Maurice) Beattie as a British legal historian of the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries in the Department of History and the Centre for Criminology at the University of Toronto. Includes personal and professional correspondence with family, colleagues, and students; drafts and research for his PhD thesis "The English Court in the Reign of George I" (University of Cambridge, 1963); syllabi and lecture notes for courses taught on British legal and criminal history; texts of his presentations and talks; research notes and drafts of books and articles, in particular his final two books Policing and Punishment in London 1660-1750: Urban Crime and the Limits of Terror (2001) and The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840 (2012); and files pertaining to his employment at the U of T and participation on committees within University College, the Department of History, and the Centre for Criminology.

Beattie, J.M.

Presentations and talks

This series documents Beattie's conference presentations and public lectures. It covers a range of topics, including his books, Crime and the Courts, Policing and Punishment in London 1660-1750, and Bow Street Runners. His talks also delve into various research interests more generally, such as women and crime, early policing history, urban crime, the development of prisons (with a focus on the Kingston Penitentiary), the history of penal transportation, and the relationship between crime, economics, and society. There is a folder of digital word processing files of Beattie’s talks from 1999-2013. Also included is a video of Beattie delivering the 2006 Lansdowne Lecture at the University of Victoria and three audio cassette tape recordings of lectures delivered by Beattie, ca. 1992-1993.

Personal and biographical

This series consists of personal and biographical items from J. M. Beattie, in particular, Beattie’s personal letters to his wife Susan, from 1957-1986. Some of the letters are addressed "Dear Susan and R.A.K.," an acronym representing their children, Roger, Allison, and Katherine. The letters primarily cover topics related to family life, such as living arrangements, their children's education, and updates about other family members and friends, as well as his students and research endeavours.

Digital files include a typescript of his father’s diary from the First World War, speeches from family gatherings, and a copy of a memorial website made by his family following his death. Also included are a digital video of his speech at his son Roger’s wedding (2015) and 2 audio sound recordings: a discussion about his early life with granddaughter Natalie (2016) and a discussion with daughter Allison Beattie about the evolution of universities (2016).

David Young Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00529 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Accession
  • 1991-2007
  • Part of David Young Papers

This collection consists of material, including manuscript drafts and correspondence, for various projects David Young worked on between 2004 and 2007. It includes "Sold", a project he developed for CTV, as well as his work for the TV program ReGenesis. it also includes material from various productions of his plays, Glenn and Inexpressible Island, among other projects.

David Young Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00378 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Accession
  • [1968]-ongoing
  • Part of David Young Papers

Collection consists of manuscripts edited by David Young by others such as Michael Ondaatje (Anil's Ghost); Margaret Atwood (Alias Grace); Kathy Acker (Blood and Guts in High School); draft manuscripts for Young's books, television, film and theatre scripts; background material for projects; personal and business correspondence; schoolwork and other personal papers, audio cassettes, financial information, posters and other ephemera from various productions of Young's work.

James Bacque Papers

This collection consists of material from the professional life of James Bacque, including drafts, research materials, notes, and correspondence. The majority of this material relates to Bacque’s works of non-fiction: Other Losses (1989), Crimes and Mercies (1997), and Spirit Builders (2016); as well as his works of fiction The Lonely Ones (1969), A Man of Talent (1972), The Queen Comes to Minnicog (1979), and Our Fathers’ War (2006). Also included in this accession is extensive correspondence, mainly relating to his professional life and work, as well as material working with publishing houses Seal Books and Newpress.

Bata Shoe Company Papers

Contains VHS, Beta U-Matic cassette tapes; 8mm, 16mm and 35mm film reels and audio cassette tapes. The content of the recordings ranges widely and includes: recordings of speeches and conferences; media interviews and news spotlights featuring the company, Thomas J. Bata and/or Sonja Bata; Bata company promotional videos (including commercials and advertising spots); company-related historical highlights (complied by Bata employees); and HR and Technical department training videos, among other subjects.

Jo Beverley Papers

This accession of Jo Beverley’s papers includes manuscript drafts for A Lady’s Secret (2008), The Secret Wedding (2009), The Raven and the Rose (2014), The Viscount Needs a Wife (2016) and other writing drafts; research and other files for novels; promotional materials; correspondence; personal documents including drawings; memorabilia; contracts; royalties; audiobooks; and a USB hard drive containing thousands of files; and other material relating to her life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Research and other files relating to novels
  3. Promotional materials, reviews, book covers
  4. Correspondence
  5. Personal documents and memorabilia
  6. Contracts and royalties
  7. Audiovisual and other files

Jo Beverley Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-2017

The collection consists of manuscript drafts and proofs of her novels and novellas, as well manuscripts of unpublished work and some non-fiction. It also includes correspondence (editorial as well as fan mail), and marketing and publicity material.

Beverley, Jo

Maureen Scott Harris Papers

This accession of Maureen Scott Harris’ papers include materials relating to writing and literary projects (undertaken by the author individually or with collaborators); drafts and proofs for the Fieldnotes Chapbooks series; a significant amount of correspondence with specific individuals (Lynda Lange, Norma Lundberg, Barry Dempster, Irene McGuire), as well as general professional correspondence; course packs and notes relating to an Environmental Issues class at the University of Toronto, for which Scott Harris was a guest lecturer; materials used in the organization of various literary events and readings; along with books, pamphlets and a small amount of AV material.

Don Bailey Papers

This accession includes personal correspondence; audiovisual materials; and 160 floppy disks containing manuscript drafts, story drafts, journal entries, projects, notes, correspondence, foster children’s files, and other items relating to the life and work of Don Bailey.
Contains series:

-Correspondence
-Other Files
-Audiovisual Materials

Barbarian Press Papers

This accession contains papers relating to the production of The Play of Pericles Prince of Tyre, Illustrated with wood engravings by Simon Brett. The collection includes correspondence, proofs of engravings, designs, dummies, and page proofs.

Tuppil Venkatacharya fonds

  • UTA 1933
  • Fonds
  • [1922?] – 2006

Fonds consists of material documenting the professional and personal life of Prof. Tuppil Venkatacharya. Records cover his collection and research of Sanskrit literature through correspondence, typescripts, annotated texts, translations and transliterations, and recordings of some of his academic presentations. Also included in the material is documentation of the community Sanskrit classes taught by the scholar (Series 10) as well as his and his wife’s, Vijaya Venkatacharya’s, involvement in Toronto’s South Asian community. Fonds also includes family correspondence and some biographical material regarding Venkatacharya’s education and positions held at the University of Toronto and other institutions. Please see series descriptions for additional details.

Venkatacharya, Tuppil

James Bacque Papers

This accession consists of the bulk of material including the research, manuscript drafts, proofs and correspondence for most of Bacque's fiction and non-fiction works, both published and unpublished. It also includes a large collection of POW correspondence Bacque received after publishing his book Other Losses, which he used for research into his follow-up, Crimes and Mercies. Other material in the collection include manuscripts for Bacque's journalism work, along with correspondence and editing work he did with Seal Books in the 1970s.

Audio Visual records

Sound recordings and video in B2007-0018 mainly document Prof. Lee’s research from the mid 1960s to 1972. Reel to reel tapes contain interviews, testimonies with !Kung San bushmen, talks given by Lee on this very topic, taped vocabulary lists of the !Kung San people’s language, native music from Botswana and one radio interview with Prof. Lee. Two videos document a discussion among women academics on the role of women in a hunter and gatherer society. Finally, two tapes contain a partial recording of the symposium of Political Struggles of Native Peoples, organized by Prof. Lee in 1972.

Sound recordings and video in B2019-0017 also documents his early research and include field recordings from 1964 and 1969. However most recordings are of Lee giving various lectures and talks in the 1980s and 1990s including a full set of this lectures for ANT 363 Origin of the State.

Photographs

Photographs removed from textual files as well as photographs documenting the Friedland's family, his education, his awards including portraits. There are also photographs documenting his roles within the Faculty of Law.

Sound and Moving Images

Series consists primarily of recordings of various interviews and addresses given by Martin Friedland regarding the legal system in addition to his book The University of Toronto: A History.

Sound and moving images

This series consists of video and audio recordings featuring Professor Moldofsky and his research. Included are formal talks, workshops and conferences relating to fibromyalgia, sleep disorders and related research. There are also many popular media appearances by Moldofsky on television and on radio where he is interviewed about his research on sleep and particularly his sleep research lab and the experiment he conducted upon the MIR space station.

Personal & biographical

This series contains material relating to Professor Olson’s early schooling at Radville Christian College; his teaching at Western Christian College; and copies of his curriculum vitae. Also present are appointment books, journals, and notebooks reflecting his day-to-day activities, reflections, and ideas as well as some family correspondence with his mother (M.E. Olson), father (W.R. Olson), and brother (Roland Olson).

Sound and moving image material

This series is mainly films made by Rappaport relating to the liver. Some titles include: Pathologic Circulation in the Mammalian Liver, The Effects of Mouse Hepatitis Virus on the Microcirculation of the Liver (2 copies on video), Experimental Hepatic Vino-Occlusive Disease, and Normal Circulation of the Mammalian Liver. All films are 16mm format, color and usually silent. Duration of films are from 6 to 30 minutes .

Audio and visual material

Series consists of audio and video material that documents Prof. Venkatacharya’s community activity, teaching, and family life. Video recordings capture Venkatacharya’s presentations, many of these given at community centres and individuals’ homes. The topics of these talks generally focus on spiritual texts and understanding, though also include some academic presentations, including an event at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Other videos document the community involvement of both Prof. Venkatacharya and his wife, Vijaya. These include an event recognizing the contributions of Venkatacharya to the Hindu Institute of Learning, the organization’s fundraising initiatives, as well as Diwali celebrations at the AWIC Community and Social Services. Home recordings of family gatherings are also included in the material.

Professional activity

Series consists of records related to Mr. Ezrin’s professional roles. These focus primarily on his time in government, both federal and provincial. Records cover his work in diplomatic roles in New Delhi, Los Angeles and New York, as well as publicity surrounding the Constitution. Three files document Ezrin’s involvement on the Debate Committee preparing Liberal leader John Turner for the federal debate in 1988. Series includes one file of meeting minutes, correspondence, and remunerations from Ezrin’s period on Torstar board of directors.

Biographical and personal

This series contains passports, daily agendas (58 volumes) and an address book, as well as files relating to the Banff School of Fine Arts, Professor Peers’ academic life, awards that he received and books that he wrote. Also included are a class photograph of the East Coulee School where Peers taught and was principal from 1939-1942, personal correspondence, photographs of Peers with friends, travel documents and records relating to his 90th birthday and the memorial service held upon his death. The series concludes with a file of records relating to David Rayside, a U of T professor and close friend of Peers.

The “biographical information” file [/003(04)] contains, amongst many other items, several pieces that Professor Peers himself penned between 1980 and 2002 about his family and background and his years as a high school teacher. Included with this is a CD from one of his nieces, Bev Swanton, titled “Acadia Valley Homecoming 2012”, that celebrates the hamlet, the surrounding farms (including that of the Peers family) and includes the centennial parade.

Canada. Canadian Officers' Training Corps, University of Toronto Contingent

This series consists of the financial and administrative records of the Board of Trustees, including photographs of special events. It also includes documentation of a project to publish the history of the COTC that was never completed. Spencer subsequently wrote his own history of the COTC, the notes and correspondence of which are included under Series 10: Publications.

Photographs and media

This series contains photographs, glass latern slides, photographic slides and a collection of reel to reel films belonging to MacIntosh. Most of the media covers MacIntosh’s professional life: surgical images, patient photographs, procedure documentation and lecture and statistical slides. There are also a small number of personal and family photographic slides which document various family trips and events. Also included is a set of photographs of the HMS Philante, the escort vessel which MacIntosh served on with Royal Navy during the Second World War.

Personal and biographical

Series consists of records documenting Prof. Friedland’s career including aspects of its development as well as professional achievements. Files include job applications, tenure assessment, correspondence regarding cross appointments and research leaves, advocacy work, and biographical material. Also included are awards, correspondence, and presentation material related to honors presented to Prof. Friedland.

Honours and Awards

The series documents the honours and awards received by Francess Halpenny during her career. It also documents the lectures and seminars she gave as Distinguished Visitor at the University of Alberta in 1989.

The series consists of 20 files including correspondence, ceremony proceedings, diplomas, convocation addresses, personal notes and press clippings. The series also contains 92 photographs of Halpenny taken during various convocation ceremonies or with dignitaries.

Film

This series consists of five films made by Dr. Black. Four are home movies documenting his children, Davy and Nevitt; one is of the Summer Palace and Elliott Smith in Peking in 1930.

Moving images

"Human Rights and the Helsinki Process", afternoon session, 2-4 pm, Association for the Advancement of Baltic
studies, 8 November 1986.

Videos

‘After the Velvet Revolution’. Berkeley, CA: Moira Productions, 1992. VHS video. Skilling acted as a consultant on this production.

Film

Film related to milling and refining methods of minerals used more than likely for course instruction in Mining Engineering.

Professional organizations, associations and societies

This series documents Dr. Mastromatteo’s participation in organizations, associations and societies. These groups pertain mainly to medicine, occupational health and safety, and labour conditions. The largest amounts of material are from the Ontario Medical Association, the International Labor Office, the Industrial Accident Prevention Association, the Canadian Public Health Association, the Canadian Medical Association, and the Atomic Energy Control Board.

Records in this series include notes, drafts, papers, correspondence, minutes, reports and memoranda.

Film

Film entitled "Undergraduates Presentation and Farewell to Sir Robert Falconer". This is a black and white silent film showing the presentation of a gift book to President Falconer in Convocation Hall.

Mothercraft –OISE project

In 1968, Dr. Fowler headed up a research team in a joint Canadian Mothercraft Society (CMS) – OISE study to determine the effects of quality child care on disadvantaged children. This two-year joint study formed the basis upon which the Early Childhood Education (ECE) curriculum was written. In particular it involved the development of a model infant day care centre for disadvantaged children from four months to two and one half years of age. It also included a follow up study conducted by Dr. Fowler in 1973-1974.

This series documents this joint study with Mothercraft in general and Dr.Fowler’s role in particular. It includes minutes of meetings of the Board of Mothercraft, and the OISE research staff, correspondence with Mothercraft officials, OISE faculty and staff, municipal, federal and provincial governments, private foundations (like the Atkinson Foundation, Laidlaw Foundation), research proposals, budget and publicity files, papers and progress reports. Also included is the film script for “Joint OISE-Mothercraft Infant Demonstration Program” with text of Dr. Fowler’s commentary (1973).

This series also includes film elements including original negative, sound track and release print to the OISE produced film A Demonstration Program on Infant Care and Education in which Dr. Fowler describes the OISE Infant care and education program and Mothercraft Society with emphasis on learning through play.

Center for Early Learning and Child Care, Inc.

In 1985 Dr. Fowler incorporated his own consulting and educational not for profit company to “…conduct and disseminate research and information about early childhood education”. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Fowler was president and his daughter Velia as Treasurer. His other daughters, Monique and Josephine, along with his wife, Neva were also involved as directors of the company.

Records in this series consist of administrative files relating to incorporation, correspondence, film scripts, and other files relating to projects conducted in the 1980s and 1990s in particular the production of both the book and videos entitled Talking from infancy. How to nurture & cultivate early language development, and Little Neva learns to talk, other talks and presentations.

Teaching

Dr. Fowler was associated with several universities in the United States and Canada as researcher, administrator and teacher. This series documents his teaching activities from his time as a graduate student and professor at the University of Chicago, through his academic career at OISE and at Tufts University, and in his later career as a consultant. Files contain lecture notes, course materials, and correspondence. He also maintained an ongoing correspondence with many of his students from his years at OISE, providing advice, references and support as they continued their academic careers.

Faculty of Law activities

This series is divided into two sub-series, ‘Activities’ and ‘Correspondence with students’. The first sub-series contains correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, and lecture material documenting Professor Friedland’s activities within the faculty and the faculty’s affairs generally. The ‘course’ files contain Professor Friedland’s outlines, notes, assignments and examinations for his course in criminal law. There are also files on the publications, Faculty of Law Review and Nexus. The remaining files in this sub-series relate primarily to Professor Friedland’s activities with the ‘Class of 5T8’s fortieth anniversary reunion in 1998 and to the Faculty’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations in 1999-2000. This sub-series ends with files on Professor Friedland’s 1997 report on the grading practices policy at the Faculty and on the Faculty’s marks scandal in 2001.

The records in this sub-series contain correspondence, memoranda and notes and reports; class outlines, assignments and other material; minutes of meetings for anniversary celebrations, along with programmes and publications (including drafts), sheet music and songs, and a video, notices, press releases and press clippings.

The second sub-series, ‘Correspondence with students’, contains correspondence, memoranda, curriculum vitae (but not student transcripts and marks, which have been removed), greeting cards, postcards and the occasional offprint relating primarily to references requested from Professor Friedland, and a file of memorabilia.

Most of the reference requests relate to applications for graduate school, academic appointments, and positions in legal firms and for clerkships in the Supreme Court of Canada and other courts. Others relate to academic honours – awards, prizes and scholarships. Some of the files also contain correspondence relating to courses taken and theses supervised, though most of this type of correspondence is located in ‘Series III.: Correspondence’ above. Some of the requests are more prosaic, such as asking Professor Friedland to sign passport applications and photos. Also included are memos from Professor Friedland to officials in the Faculty of Law, such as the summer student co-ordinator, about specific students. In their letters, these students and former students provide information about their current activities which sometimes have taken them far afield, examples being the Rwanda genocide case, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and legal work in Japan.

Teaching

The records in this series relate to Professor Careless’ teaching activities at the University of Toronto. Between 1945 and 1992, Professor Careless taught various undergraduate and graduate courses on historiography, early Canadian history, urban history, and metropolitanism, The records in this series predominantly consist of mark books, 1945 to 1992. Also included are some course outlines and lecture notes. This series also includes an NFB film The Inquiring Mind (1959) in which Careless discusses the changing study of history and his philosophy on the study of history.

Graphic material and film

Files in this series contain photographs, and graphic materials relating to Gallie’s professional and personal life. Many of the photographs are miscellaneous figures and graphics that may have been used in papers, lectures, and talks. This series also includes a film of one of Gallie’s operations. The files in this series have been arranged chronologically.

Broadcasting and film

Prof. Hume and Prof. Donald Ivey of the Department of Physics were pioneers in educational television, having developed their first 12 part program “Focus on Physics” in 1958. This was co-sponsored by CBC and the University of Toronto. The success of this series was followed up the next year by “Two for Physics”. Both series eventually aired on the National Educational Television (N.E.T.) in the United States. Other programs that followed include:

1960 – 15 short programs on Physics for children produced by CBC in cooperation with N.E.T. for joint use in Canada and United States

1962 – “The Ideas of Physics” – 4 programmes
1963 – “The Nature of Physics” – 5 programmes
1966 – “The Constant of Physics” – 4 programmes
All of these were for in-school broadcasts to Canadian high schools produced by CBC with the National Advisory Council on School Broadcasts

1960-1965 – 18 programmes for “The Nature of Things”, produced by CBC.
The program “The Nature of Things” is still today a staple of Canadian educational television. Hume and Ivey helped lay the foundation for such a successful broadcast run.

By 1960, their success in educational television spilled over into film where they were commissioned by the Physical Science Study Committee (PSSC) in the United States to do four films: “Frames of Reference”, “Periodic Motion”, “Universal Gravitation” and “Random Events”. All of these were created for distribution in high schools. In 1962, “Frames of Reference” won Edison Foundation award for the best science film and “Random Events” received a silver medal from the Scientific Institute in Rome.

This series contains a fairly complete set of scripts for all the titles noted above. Moreover, there is a 16 mm release print for each of the four films and one sound recording of one program from “The Constant of Physics” series. There are also still images from “Frame of Reference” and a file on the Edison Award.

For a good overview, researchers should begin by consulting reports written by Hume and Ivey for most of the television series. They detail the development of each theme. In addition, there is correspondence and contracts with CBC, correspondence with Educational Services Incorporated and the PSSC as well as program guides, clippings, published reviews, correspondence from viewers, and one 1962 audience response report for a “Nature of Things” programme.

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