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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
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Toronto Social Welfare Agencies Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00012
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1911-1951

The collection consists of typed reports and correspondence dealing with the history of social work and agencies in Toronto.

University of Toronto. School of Social Work

James Forbes Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00048 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1640-1770

The collection includes miscelleaneous letters, notes and abstracts from sermons, recipes, and notes on religious subjects, as well as bound volumes on a variety of religious topics.

Forbes, James

Delhi Durbars Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00075 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1903-1911

Official directories of the Coronation Durbars of 1903 and 1911. The collection also includes printed invitations and tickets for various state functions.

J. O. P. Bland Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00081
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1883-1954

Correspondence with officials and British authors, journals kept while in China 1883-85 and 1906-1910, typescripts of chapters of his various published books, his unfinished autobiography, scrapbooks, photos and memorabilia.

Bland, J. O. P. (John Otway Percy)

James Mavor Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00119
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1862-1925

Correspondence with notable people such as Robert Falconer, Petr Kropotkin, Stephen Leacock, Peter Veregin; drafts for articles and books, notes, notebooks, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs.

Mavor, James

M.R. Appell Papers

Papers consist of correspondence; miscellaneous poetry; several Friends of Lorine Niedecker newsletters; and various works by Appell, including ‘Newfoundland : Prints and Poems’ and ‘Poems Aged in Wood.

Appell, M. R. (Melvin Robert)

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession for Alberto Manguel’s papers contains manuscripts for some of his latest work; correspondence; essays; articles; projects; material pertaining to various literary events, lectures, seminars, including his own festival, Atlantide; periodicals; extensive research files; personal photographs; and other material related to his life and work.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing files
  2. Travel and appearances
  3. Teaching files
  4. Correspondence
  5. Photographs
  6. Research files
  7. Other people’s manuscripts
  8. Honorary degrees, grants, writing residencies
  9. National Library of Argentina – directorship
  10. Personal and miscellaneous files
  11. Publications
  12. Advanced reading copies, other books

Manguel, Alberto

French Theatre Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00146 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [ca.1860]-1950

Plays in manuscript and typescript, articles, clippings, reviews and photographs pertaining to theatre in the French language.

William John Alexander Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00155
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1874-1944

The collection consists mainly of accounts written by Dr. Alexander of his own family and of his wife's family, the Morrows and Richeys of Halifax; a few letters; a large clipping file of events from W.J. Alexander's life; some family photos.

Alexander, W. J. (William John)

Dora Mavor Moore Papers (Downsview Offsite)

This collection consists of correspondence, scripts, photos, clippings, theatre programs and tapes covering the personal and professional career of Dora Mavor Moore. It excludes that part of Moore's career when she was director of the New Play Society and School. This material can be found in the New Play Society Papers (MS Coll. 228).

Moore, Dora Mavor

Hugh Kane Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00231
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1955-1981

The collection consists of journals, reports, notes and correspondence on publishing in Canada compiled during Kane's career at McClelland and Stewart Publishing Company and at Macmillan Company of Canada. It includes journals from his coast-to-coast business trips, correspondence with authors such as Constance Beresford-Howe, John Diefenbaker, Bruce Hutchinson, Dennis Lee, Thomas Raddall, and business associates such as Jack McClelland and John Gray. It also includes notes and correspondence on censorship.

Kane, Hugh

James Scarth Gale Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00245
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1863-1937

Drafts of writings about Korea and translations of Korean texts; commonplace books, diaries, correspondence, family papers, photographs, his collection of manuscripts, photographs, printed appearances.

Gale, James Scarth

Emery Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00263 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1743-1978

This collection includes 2 diaries by Joshua Symonds (dated 1774-1775), a commonplace book (1743-1790), letters, material relating to Abraham Wyke Emery and the Wyke family, a family Bible, and 20th century items belonging to John Emery.

Emery Family

Gilbert Bagnani Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00265 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1835?]-1980

A collection of volumes and papers from the library of Professor Gilbert Bagnani and his wife, Stewart Bagnani. It includes manuscripts collected by them or relating to their library.

Bagnani, Gilbert

Julia Jarvis Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00284 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1976

Consists of a master copy, with extra illustrations and documents, of In Good Faith, being the story of some Jarvises, namely Stephen Jarvis, and his ancestors, along with an appendix containing the two elder branches of United Empire Loyalist families, namely Munson Jarvis and some family and William Jarivs and some family. Based on family papers, some of which were subsequently deposited in the Metro Toronto Public Library and in the Anglican Church Archives.

Jarvis, Julia

Arkadii Liubchenko Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00345
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1923-1997

Consists of correspondence received by Liubchenko from writers, translators, theatre administrators, directors, actors, film studios and editors; records of the literary groups HART and VAPLITE and PROLITFRONT; correspondence and other records dating from WWII; manuscripts and typescripts of Liubchanko's novels, short stories, reports and articles; notes; photographs; books; newspaper clippings; and records relating to the Liubchenko Archive.

Liubchenko, Arkadii

Gerry Bennett Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00362
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1952-1998

Collection of papers from Gerry Bennett (1921-1999), ornithologist and author. He wrote and published the journal Birdfinding in Canada (1981-1989) and at least three books on birdwatching and birdwatchers. The papers consist of: GB's typed journals recording his bird sightings and other observations of natural history from the 1950s to 1998; his correspondence with naturalists from the late 1970s to 1990s; his research notes and files on ornithological topics, including bird records and lists for a variety of locations, and the newsletters from a number of ornithological organizations; drafts and typescripts of some of his writings.

Bennett, Gerry

Karl Schofield Bernhardt Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00368
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1926-1970

Collection of notes, drafts and manuscripts for articles, lectures and addresses by Bernhardt.

Bernhardt, Karl Schofield

Mary Gilliam Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00453
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1928-1988

Collection consists primarily of material related to the British writer and poet Kenneth Hopkins. It includes correspondence Hopkins wrote in the 1960s to Franklin Gilliam, who at the time was proprietor of the Brick Row Book Shop, as well as a number of original Hopkins manuscripts from the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Gilliam, Mary

Marshall Hryciuk Papers

This accession consists primarily of small press materials – imprints, chapbooks, zines, broadsides, as well as a number of small press catalogues – that Hryciuk has collected over the years. It’s a broad selection, and includes materials from many noted Canadian small press publishers, including Curvd H&z, Underwhich Editions, Gesture, above/ground press, Unfinished Monuments, and numerous self-published materials. Among the authors represented are bp nichol, jw curry, Stuart Ross, David UU, Mark Laba, Rob McLennan and Gary Barwin, among many others.

Hryciuk, Marshall

M.R. Appell Papers

Collection consists of correspondence, including letters from Nelson Ball, J.W. Curry and Douglas Henderson, as well as poetry booklets created by Appell and small press imprints and publications.

Appell, M. R. (Melvin Robert)

Marshall Hryciuk Papers

Consists of material – including manuscripts and proofs – for Prose Karen (Toronto: Nietzsche’s Brolly, [2007]), an anthology of poetry, prose and concrete/visual poetry, edited by Marshall Hryciuk. It also includes correspondence and other material related to Hryciuk’s work.

Hryciuk, Marshall

Martin Ahvenus Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00574
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [192-]-2006

This collection of papers from the famed Toronto bookseller includes administrative records from his shop Village Books, including invoices, correspondence, book lists, as well as individual files related to the running of the store and the publishing arm of Village Books. It also contains material related to Ahvenus’ work as an appraiser, correspondence with various Canadian authors, a travel diary from 1993-94, and books, many of them signed and inscribed by the authors.

Avenus, Martin

Mykhailo Sytnyk Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00578
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1939-1982

The collection consists of correspondence between Sytnyk and his mother in Ukraine, whom he found in the last years of his life; other relatives in Ukraine; and his wife Hanna Cherin. The letters from Volodymyr Vynnychenko, a writer and political leader, forms the large part of the correspondence. The collection also includes some of Sytnyk's personal documents. The collection also contains many photographs of Sytnyk. They were taken when he was living in Lviv, Kyiv, Germany, and the United States. He was photographed with famous Ukrainian literary figures, such as, for example, IaUri- Kosach and IaUri- Klen (pseud. of Oswald Burghardt). The collection also contains Sytnyk's publications. These include two of his manuscripts, and a number of clippings of his poetry published in different periodicals. The collection also includes many articles about Sytnyk. In addition, the collection consists of material collected by John Luczkiw for a collection of Sytnyks poetry entitled TaSvit paporoti (Flower of the Fern). Luczkiw compiled the bibliography of Sytnyks works that was incorporated into the publication. The collection is organized into six series: biographical records, correspondence, publications, photographs, bibliographical materials, and miscellaneous.

Sytnyk, Mykhailo

Stillman Drake Papers

The collection consists of manuscript, computer-generated drafts, and galleys of Stillman Drake’s published works; offprints of his periodical articles; offprints of articles by other writers in the history of science; Drake’s correspondence; and book invoices; and miscellaneous items.

Drake, Stillman

Helen Weinzweig Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00603
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1945-2003

Collection includes extensive correspondence with friends, family, fans, editors and publishers; drafts of manuscripts and notes for Passing Ceremony, Basic Black with Pearls, A View From the Roof, Bridge of Sighs, A Classical Education (including Dave Carleys scripts for theatre) and other short stories and pieces, such as The Zurich Years: a memoir of my mother, also My Mothers Luck; haiku; Zen Buddhism material; lectures; reviews; appearances; extensive typed and holograph personal journal, 1958-2000s, including from various travels (China, Japan, Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, Cuba, Canada and the United States) and at home; photographs; books; print ephemera; her typewriter and other material related to her life and work.

Weinzweig, Helen

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession for Alberto Manguel’s Papers includes archival material and work related to his life predominantly between the years of 2009-2011. Featured within this accession are new manuscript drafts for novels; music and art projects for the Fondation Cartier: Moebius - Transe Forme Exhibit (“Metamorphoses” anthology by A.M.), and for the Metropolitan Opera; original drawings; other writers’ manuscripts and page proofs; material pertaining to various lectures, seminars and readings; printed books; periodicals; magazine appearances; clippings; the Lettres d’Automne and Montauban DVDs; 2007 Massey Lecture: The City of Words CD; and significant correspondence with Westwood Agency, Schavelzon Agency, and author, Isabel Huggan.

Manguel, Alberto

Giles Blunt Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00665
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1978-2012

Contains notes, source material, and drafts for screenplays and novels; early draft poetry, short stories and other juvenilia; plus reviews of Blunt’s crime fiction novels from various publications. Also contains correspondence between Blunt, his editors, literary agents, publishers and others regarding the research and publication of his works, as well as some general promotional material.

Blunt, Giles

Ken Koyama Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00670
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1987-1992

Small collection of printed material regarding Japanese Canadian immigrants after WWII .

Koyama, Ken

Patrick McGahern Papers (Downsview Offsite)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00697
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1888-2012

This collection demonstrates the scope and practice of operating an antiquarian bookseller’s establishment both before and during the use of computerized orders, payments, and catalogue creation. In particular, it deals with Patrick McGahern Books in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, also known as both The Book Boutique and Patrick and Liam McGahern Books. The collection contains business records,financial records, book orders, correspondence, memorabilia, a card catalogue, and bookseller’s catalogue proofs, masters, and prints related to the operation of Patrick McGahern Books.It also contains a moderate collection of nineteenth and twentieth-century bookseller’s catalogues either collected or used by Patrick and Liam McGahern.

Patrick McGahern Books

Crad Kilodney Papers

Includes Exposition Press vanity press books (Hicksville, New York) with holograph comments by Crad Kilodney laid in. correspondence with friend and author Dhymitruy ‘Jimmy’ Bouryiotis; poetry, reviews and prose in Rustler, Mink, Elite and other magazines; 1971 manuscript by Barry Chamish; Barry Goldwater comic; Toronto Police Service Property bag from May 9, 2011 arrest for contempt of court charge

Kilodney, Crad

Morris Wolfe Papers

This first accession includes the complete archive of the life and work of writer and editor, Morris Wolfe.

Wolfe, Morris

Ink Magazine Papers, Gift of Georgiana Uhlyarik

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll 00699
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1993-1999

This first accession consists of submissions; paste-ups/proofs of issues; correspondence with writers and subscribers; promotional materials; administrative files; financial files; grant proposals and other material related to Ink Magazine.

Ink Magazine

Morris Wolfe Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1942-2016

Includes drafts, correspondence, photographs and other material mainly pertaining to Edmund Wilson’s O Canada: an American’s notes on Canadian Culture (1965).

Wolfe, Morris

M.R. Appell Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1959-2015

Collection consists of correspondence, including letters from Nelson Ball, J.W. Curry and Douglas Henderson, as well as poetry booklets created by Appell and small press imprints and publications.

Appell, M. R. (Melvin Robert)