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Artist Reference Files

Series consists of collected texts pertaining to artists within the Donovan Art Collection. Texts include articles, CVs, interviews, and exhibition catalogues. Currently, the series only consists of artist Meryl McMaster's reference file.

Milton Israel fonds

  • UTA 1423
  • Fonds
  • 1925-2005

Records document Milton Israel’s graduate studies at University of Michigan, and his publishing, teaching and research activities as Professor of South Asian Studies in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. The records relating to his graduate studies consist of research notes and some footnote drafts for his doctoral thesis “The Anglo-Indian in defense of authority, 1905-1910”.

A significant portion of the B2002-0009 accession documents his research and teaching activities relating to South Asian settlement and migration during the 1990s and includes course materials for HIST 394, a course he developed on this topic. In addition there is correspondence and reports relating to the Sikh Studies program in the Department for the Study of Religion developed at the time he was Director for the Centre for South Asian Studies.

The B2011-0004 accession contributes significantly to his research and teaching activities, including course materials and lecture notes for HIS 101, HUM 101, HIS 232, HIS 282, HIS 364 and HIS 394, relating to British colonialism, the history of India and particularly modern India, and South Asian civilization and migration. Also included are several popular lectures and seminars that Professor Israel gave over the course of his career.

Records documenting his publication activities in Series 4 focus on primarily three projects: his book In the future soil: a social history of the Indo-Canadians in Ontario (1994), his work on Encyclopedia of Canada’s Peoples (1999) while he was Chair of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario and “Safe Haven. The refugee experience of five families”, a book and exhibition produced in cooperation with the Royal Ontario Museum. Accession B2011-0004 also includes notes and correspondence regarding several published reviews and articles by Professor Israel, as well as reviews of these key publications.

An earlier accession (B1995-0052) is represented in Series 6, and includes correspondence, research material, notes and card files relating to, with drafts of, Milton Israel's book, "Communications and Power: propaganda and the press in the Indian Nationalist Struggle, 1920-1947" (1994).

Israel, Milton

Publications

Series consists of various publications about Father Donovan, the Donovan Art Collection, and artists included in the collection. Publications include articles, reviews, exhibition catalogues, promotional materials, and full-length issues of magazines and newspapers. Although the series contains mostly original copies of different publications, the series also demonstrates Father Donovan's personal practice of cutting, arranging, and gluing various article texts onto blank paper for safe-keeping.

Acquisitions and Tax Receipts

Series consists of various documents relating to purchased acquisitions for the Donovan Art Collection. Documents include invoices and receipts for artwork purchases, and costs pertaining to the artworks' appraisal, framing, transportation, and installation. Additionally, the series also contains several certificates of authenticity and tax receipts.

Correspondence

Series consists of various correspondences received by Father Donovan between 1990 and 2020, largely pertaining to the Donovan Art Collection. Correspondences include cards, printed emails, and notes sent from students, St. Michael's College faculty, collection visitors, artists, curators, and more. Some files include photographs and other printed material sent to Father Donovan as enclosures, as well as texts created by Father Donovan for different art events and lectures. In some instances, a copy of Father Donovan's typed response is also included in the file.

Fr. Dan Donovan fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 2023

Fonds consists of records created by Father Donovan throughout the course of his maintenance of the Donovan Art Collection and time as a professor at St. Michael’s College. Records include various administrative documents, financial documents, correspondences, research materials, publications, and lists regarding artwork in the collection and their locations on campus.

Donovan, Daniel

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

Götterdämmerung / Richard Wagner

File consists of an annotated score and annotated stage plans for a Canadian Opera Company (COC) production. Herman Geiger-Torel directed a COC production of Götterdämmerung in September 1973 with Heinrich Bender, conductor; Murray Laufer, set designer; and Marie Day, costume designer.

Performers: Jean Cox, Ingrid Bjoner, William Wildermann, Lili Chookasian, Janos Tessenyi, Barbara Collier, Eleanor James, Barbara Collier, Jeannette Zarou, Roxolana Roslak, Severin Weingort.

Deirdre / Healey Willan

File consists of an annotated copy of the manuscript score. Herman Geiger-Torel directed the Canadian Opera Company (COC) production in September-October 1966 and a production by the Royal Conservatory of Music Opera School in April 1965. Both productions were conducted by Ettore Mazzoleni with Lawrence Schäfer, set designer (for COC), set and costume designer (for Opera School); and William Lord, costume designer (for COC).

Opera School performers (1965): Oskar Raulfs, Donald Young, David Geary, Genevieve Perreault, Jeannette Zarou, Lilian Sukis, Ermanno Mauro, Paul Brown, Thomas Park, Ian Garratt, Herman Rombouts, Lloyd Dean, Maida Rogerson, Nancy Greenwood, Asdghig Shakarian, Marcelle Zonta.

COC performers (1966): Howell Glynne, Bernard Turgeon, Oskar Raulfs, Patricia Rideout, Jeannette Zarou, Gianni Savelli, Richard Braun, Thomas Park, Howard Mawson, Maurice Brown, Nancy Greenwood, Nancy Gottschalk, Maida Rogerson.

Parsifal / Richard Wagner

File consists of an annotated score that previously belonged to Herman Geiger-Torel's mother Rosy Geiger-Kullman. The score is annotated for an unspecified production and includes pages of loose notes by Herman Geiger-Torel. Performers names are handwritten on the cast page.

Heloise and Abelard / Charles Wilson

File consists of an annotated copy of the manuscript score, autographed by the composer to Herman Geiger-Torel with four loose pages of Geiger-Torel's notes. Geiger-Torel was the general director of the Canadian Opera Company when this opera was commissioned premiered in September 1973. Leon Major directed the production with Victor Feldbrill, conductor; Murray Laufer, set designer; and Suzanne Mess, costume designer.

Performers: Heather Thomson, Allan Monk, Don McManus, Emile Belcourt, Patricia Rideout, Phil Stark, Ronald Bermingham, Garnet Brooks, Jacques Lareau, Alan Crofoot, Donald Oddie, Peter Barcza, John Arab, James Anderson, Bruce Kelly, John Dodington, Kathleen Ruddell, Richard Braun, and Jill Pert.

Die vier Grobiane = I Quattro rusteghi / Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

File consists of an annotated score with a handwritten English libretto and photographs of the actors on stage with the set from a February-March 1954 Canadian Opera Company (COC) production that Herman Geiger-Torel directed with Ernesto Barbini, conductor; Hans Berends, set designer; and Suzanne Mess, costume designer.

Performers: Evelyn Gould, Joanne Ivey, Andrew MacMillan, Bernard Turgeon, Sylvia Grant, Patricia Rideout, Phyllis Mailing, Jon Vickers, Glenn Gardiner, Mary Morrison, James Milligan, Ernest Adams, Lesia Zubrack, Alexander Gray, William Copeland, Robert Goulet, Dolores Huck.

Oberon / Carl Maria von Weber

File consists of an annotated score with a new German dialogue and essay by Herman Geiger-Torel for a 1936 production, possibly in Magdeburg, Germany (score stamped "Intendanz der Sudtischen Theater, Magdeberg"). Performers are handwritten on the first page Geiger-Torel's dialogue, includings Lotte Lehmann.

Down in the valley / Kurt Weill

File consists of an annotated copy of the score for a production at the Royal Conservatory of Music Opera School in May 1953, directed by Herman Geiger-Torel with Nicholas Goldschmidt, conductor.

Performers: Jon Vickers, Jacqueline Smith, Jeannine Perron, Charles Couture, Don Garrard, Ralph Roose, Alexander Gray, Bernard Turgeon, Sheila Craig, Patricia Rideout.

Der Heilige / Max Wolff

File consists of an autographed score from the composer Max Wolff to the pianist and composer Rosy Geiger-Kullmann (dated Ferbaury 12, 1935), Herman Geiger-Torel's mother. Item includes parts for "Gesang der Priester" from Der Heilige for soprano and tenor. The score has not been annotated.

Die Walküre / Richard Wagner

File consists of an annotated score with loose notes by Herman Geiger-Torel for a Vancouver Opera Association (VOA) production in Vancouver in 1975. Herman Geiger-Torel directed the production with Henry Holt, music director.

Performers: Noel Tyl, Rod MacWherter, Gunilla af Malmborg, Doris Jung, Dori Cole.

Gianni Schicchi / Giacomo Puccini

File consists of an annotated score from a production by the Royal Conservatory of Music Opera School in April 1957, directed by Herman Geiger-Torel with Nicholas Goldschmidt, conductor and Mario Bernardi and Paul Timan, pianos.

Performers: Bernard Turgeon, Anne Stephenson, Teresa Stratas, Kathryn Buchanan, Margaret Briggs, Donald Bartle, Brian Beaton, Sheila Piercey, Lucie Dombrowski, James St. Lawrence, Ted Moskal, Victor Braun, Kenneth Brown, Lillian Bozinoff, Carolyn Leonard, Alan Crofoot, William Bourns, Glyndon Bowie, and Ossyp Hoshulak.

Salome / Richard Strauss

File consists of an annotated score with Herman Geiger-Torel's notes from a 1965 performance and three photographs of the set and one of the opera singers. Annotations include a handwritten cast list from another, likely earlier, performance. The 1965 production for the Canadian Opera Company (COC) was directed by Herman Geiger-Torel with Wolfgang Martin, conductor; Brian Jackson, set designer; and Suzanne Mess, costume designer.

Performers (1965): Garnet Brooks, Darlene Hirst, Donald Young, Maurice Brown, David Geary, Margaret Tynes, Roxolana Roslak, Joanna Myhal, Royce Reaves, Phil Stark, Arlene Meadows, Thomas Park, Danny Tait, Ian Garratt, Wallace Williamson, Tito Dean, Oskar Raulfs, Ermanno Mauro, Abbot Anderson.

Salome / Richard Strauss

File consists of an annotated score with notes from a 1965 performance by the Canadian Opera Company, directed by Herman Geiger-Torel with Wolfgang Martin, conductor; Brian Jackson, set designer; and Suzanne Mess, costume designer.

Performers: Garnet Brooks, Darlene Hirst, Donald Young, Maurice Brown, David Geary, Margaret Tynes, Roxolana Roslak, Joanna Myhal, Royce Reaves, Phil Stark, Arlene Meadows, Thomas Park, Danny Tait, Ian Garratt, Wallace Williamson, Tito Dean, Oskar Raulfs, Ermanno Mauro, Abbot Anderson.

Ariadne auf Naxos / Richard Strauss

File consists of an annotated score with lighting cue notes and a stage plan for a production of Ariadne auf Naxos. English translation handwritten into the score. Herman Geiger-Torel directed the Royal Conservatory of Music Opera School's English-language production in March 1969 with Ernesto Barbini, conductor and Murray Laufer, designer.

Performers: Steven Henrikson, James Bradford, Avo Kittask, George Reinke, Lorna Hearst, Elizabeth Douglas, Wilmer Neufeld, Peter Barcza, Stephanie Gerson, Mary Lou Fallis, Nancy Gottschalk, Margaret Zeidman, Paul Trepanier, Gerard Boyd, Steven Henrikson, Frederick Donaldson, Ralph Oostwoud, Igor Saika-Voivod, Ricki Turofsky, Helen Grant, Sonia Rohozynsky, Silvia Buchanan, Clare Bewley, Michele Dowsett.

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