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Blissymbolics Communication Institute - Canada

  • CA OTUED 8
  • Collection
  • 1952 - 2023

This collection contains a variety of materials relating to the development, dissemination, use, and study of Blissymbols by Blissymbolics Communication Institute - Canada, and by affiliate organizations, scholars, educators, and users of augmentative communication around the world. The collection additionally includes administrative records, promotional material, and memorabilia of the BCIC.

Blissymbolics Communication Institute Canada

Memorabilia

This series consists of awards and certifications given to members of BCI and the Blissymbolics community as well as commemorative items related to Blissymbolics.

Martin Lawrence Friedland fonds

  • UTA 1294
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2020

Fonds consists of six accessions of records documenting the life of Martin L. Friedland, as a student, professor of law and administrator at the University of Toronto; as an expert on legal matters and a contributor to the formation of public policy at the provincial and federal levels; and as an author of several books and numerous articles, in particular the researching and writing of his book University of Toronto: A History (University of Toronto Press, 2002 & 2013).

See accession-level descriptions for further details.

Friedland, Martin Lawrence

Robert Allan Spencer fonds

  • UTA 1797
  • Fonds
  • 1919-2020

This fonds documents the administrative and teaching duties of Robert Spencer, as a Professor Emeritus of History and a specialist in European history, especially German history in the 19th and 20th centuries. They also document his education and his participation in World War II; his extensive international research, publications and speaking engagements; as well as his involvement with professional associations and organizations such as the University of Toronto Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC), the International Studies Programme and the Graduate Centre for International Studies, Altantik-Brücke, and the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE). Included is personal correspondence, correspondence with international organizations, government departments, embassies and consulates; lecture notes; manuscripts and addresses.

Also present are two sous-fonds. The first is the personal papers of his wife, Ruth Margaret Church Spencer, who served with the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRENS) during World War II as a base librarian and afterwards as the first professional librarian at Canada House in London. The second consists of files compiled by Ralph Flenley, a specialist in German history and sometime chair of the Department of History: examination questions, student mark books, and drafts of an unpublished manuscript on Anglo-German relations.

This fonds consists of five accessions, described below:

B1972-0020

Correspondence, minutes, memoranda, notes, reports, and press clippings documenting the activities of the Faculty of Arts and Science Constituency of the President's Council of the University of Toronto, as assembled by Professor Robert Spencer while a member of the Council. In addition to Council minutes and related material, there are files on several presidential advisory committees, the Advisory Planning Committee of the Board of Govemors, the University's Master Plan, the School of Hygiene, tenure (Haist Committee), and the Council's Sub-committee on Resource Planning. Included is material documenting the participation of professors C. B. Macpherson and J. B. Conacher.

B1977-0010

Correspondence, memoranda, briefs, minutes, posters, architectural plans, maps, and press clippings documenting Spencer's role in various University administrative bodies including: the Board of Governors Property Committee, 1969 – 1972; the Program Committee of the Commission on University Government, 1969 – 1970; the President's Council, 1969 – 1970; the Committee on Accommodations and Facilities, 1969 – 1972; the Capital Planning Committee, 1971; the Sigmund Samuel Renovation Committee, 1972; Faculty of Arts and Science Library Committee 1967 – 1969; and the Library Council Executive Committee 1965 – 1969. Also includes records of committees relating to stack access issue to the new Robarts Library (the Heyworth Committee), 1971 – 1972, and to the use of the Sigmund Samuel Library 1970 – 1972.

B2010-0024

Personal records of Robert Spencer, Professor Emeritus of History and a specialist in European history (19th and 20th centuries) that document his administrative and teaching duties at the University of Toronto, his research, writings and editing, and addresses, and his involvement with professional associations and organizations such as the COTC (University of Toronto), and the U of T International Studies Programmes, Atlantik-Bruecke, the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE), the federal government, and German diplomatic bodies and institutions.

B2013-0005

Further personal records of Robert Spencer, Professor Emeritus of History, documenting his education, his military service during World War II; his post-war studies at Trinity College and the University of Oxford; his administrative duties at the University of Toronto, his editorial work, his extensive travels as a researcher and speaker, and his writings, including the history of U of T Contingent, Canadian Officers’ Training Corps (COTC) project.

Also present are two sous-fonds. The first is the personal papers of his wife, Ruth Margaret Church Spencer who served with the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRENS) during World War II as a base librarian and afterwards as the first professional librarian at Canada House in London. Includes correspondence, certificates, addresses, diaries, photographs, reports, maps, interviews, and memorabilia. The second consists of files compiled by Ralph Flenley, Professor Emeritus of History: examination questions, student mark books, and drafts of an unpublished manuscript on Anglo-German relations.

The arrangement of this accession closely follows the file listing provided by Professor Spencer, with some rearrangement and addition of information, as deemed necessary.

B2022-0014

This accession includes a Challenge Coin created for Robert Spencer’s 100th birthday and a note that describes its iconography.

Spencer, Robert Allan

Personal and biographical

This series contains material relating to Professor Spencer’s birth, childhood and later birthdays; childhood stories, plays, and poems; reunions and other post-graduate activities at McGill University and the University of Oxford; honours received; and files relating to the residences that he had owned. Also present are copies of his curriculum vitae, security documents regarding the Department of External Affairs, and material reflecting his long association with the Canadian military in the form of Remembrance Day ceremonies and VE-Day and other celebrations related to World War II.

Roman Bittman and Marilyn Belec Bittman fonds

  • CA ON00349 2021.013
  • Fonds
  • 1941 - 2020

The Roman Bittman and Marily Belec Bittman Fonds is separated based on Roman and Marilyn’s projects and business under these series:
Series 1 – 11
Series 1: Program environment
Series 2: Anglosea Guides
Series 3: NAAF Business – National Aboriginal Achievement foundation
Series 4: Man Alive
Series 5: Agenda and Journals
Series 6: Awards
Series 7: Roman Files
Series 8: Family History
Series 9: NSFDC – Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation
Series 10: APTN – National Indigenous Television Network
Series 11: Mobius Productions

Series 1: Program environment
The first Roman Bittman and Marilyn Belec Bittman collection series is from the National Film Board (NFB) Program Environmental—a research film funded in 1974. The series consists of research notes, conceptual analysis, and the proposed working plan for other films to be produced by the National Film Board.
Series 2: Anglosea Guides
The second series consists of documents used in research and support of the documentary Anglosea. The files include research notes and other supporting documents. Records include the Anglosea Scheduling for Scriptwriting overseas (with additional written information), correspondences, schedule of visits on board Baltic and Oresund Ferries, and schedule of the Programme of Mr. Roman Bittman’s visit to the Arab Maritime Transport Academy. It also includes various business cards from the Ministry of Canada, transportation companies from Canada and international business cards (mainly Arab countries). The documents also contain guidebooks of the area and a navigation booklet for the teachers and students for the St. Lawrence seaway. The International Maritime Lecturers Association approved both manuals.
Series 3: NAAF Business – National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Aboriginal peoples, especially youth, to achieve their potential. The Foundation has awarded more than $37 million in scholarships and bursaries to more than 9,800 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students nationwide. Roman Bittman produced the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Awards show, and he also served as the organization’s interim CEO.
The series contains business cards of various government offices and businesses involved in supporting the NAAF. It includes the NAAF Five-year plan 2006-2010 as Roman Bittman’s acting CEO; it also consists of the verbatim of what he said and has comments to his plan. The series contains the planning and description of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Business records includes the schedules for the Ottawa Meetings of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation with John Watson, Mark Wilgen, Dahlia Stein, Jascha Jabes, Rick Hansen, and Pat Martin MP. Email correspondence on various business proposals and Roman Bittman assuming acting CEO duties. Lastly, the series also consists of financial documents for the NAAF.
Series 4: Man Alive
The fourth series focuses on the writings of Thomas Merton. Merton was an influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, has sold over one million copies, and he wrote over sixty other books and hundreds of poems and articles on topics ranging from spirituality to civil rights, and the nuclear arms race. The collection contains audio tapes of the interview and writings of Thomas Merton for Roman Bittman’s production, Man Alive. The tapes are titled Letter of Bernaro to Robert – Peter the Venerable letter of Defense; Race situations – St Basil Ascetical Discourse; Abelard and his Lark of Spiritual Insight; Silence and Makins signs; Poetry and Song; Chinese thought; and other tapes based on Thomas Merton travels.
Series 5: Agenda and Journals
The fifth series contains the agendas and journals that once belonged to Roman Bittman. His journals write of his personal life, but mostly his work, such as his research on Thomas Merton, his trip to Norway, sea battles in WWII and NATO. The agendas consist of meeting schedules, films he worked on, the contact information of his colleagues, and his travel and shooting schedules of various locations, such as his trip to Prince Edward Island, Miami, and Washington, DC. It also includes the agenda that belonged to Marilyn Belec, with her daily schedule and contact list of her colleagues.
Series 6: Awards
The sixth series consists of awards that Roman Bittman won during his extensive career and honoured after his death. Awards for his short films, early films and documentaries include the Screen awards, CFTA film awards, Family Life Film award, Banff International, American Film Festival and many more national and international Film Festival awards. It also includes the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, which he attended and wrote a message in the award booklet. After his death, many people in the entertainment and the Indigenous community came together to celebrate, honour, and recognize Roman Bittman’s life works. Many include speeches on his achievements, tribute letters, and people sending in letters to various awards nominating him after his death.
Series 7: Roman Files
The seventh series consists of Roman Bittman’s files for researching various films, company correspondences, and corporate financial papers. Documents consist of research and proposals for the potential work of the Pilgrimage sent by Roman Bittman when he was a part of Marilyn Belec Bittman’s company, Mobius Media Corporation. Furthermore, he spent his time at CBC News before becoming a producer of the documentary series The Nature of Things. The seventh series also includes his travel documents and souvenirs. His academic and personal documents include his personal poem and writings; his Ryerson University (now called Toronto Metropolitan University) letters and photos of Ryerson class reunion, touring Ryerson’s new Rogers Communications Centre with his old classmates.
Series 8: Family History
The eighth series focuses on the research done on Roman Bittman’s family history and lineage. Documents include Roman Bittman’s Genealogy Chart. Roman Bittman’s aunt, Sarah Norjard, researched papers he collected in 1992. Research notes contain photography of Sarah and Roman with family, articles from the Record-Gazette and his Métis card. It also includes his family connections towards the Bourassa and St. Germain families, two notable family members in their province’s history.
Series 9: NSFDC – Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation
The ninth series contains his development in the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation (NSFDC). Documents include press releases from the NSFDC from the board of directors’ appointments and letters from various media companies such as Screen Star group and Mobius media production—project letters for the plans to build and operate the province’s first full sound stage. It also includes a discussion on Roman Bittman’s contract as he served as President of the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation but was later dismissed in 1996 after the NSFDC board rejected his financing plans for the sound stage.
Series 10: APTN – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
The tenth series of the fonds contains documents of Roman Bittman’s involvement in the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). Bittman was an early advisor to the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network which was launched in 1999 as the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world. Since then, the network has become a global leader in programming that celebrates the rich diversity of Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island and beyond. The documents include the Aboriginal Broadcast Talent Directory book from the Centre for Aboriginal Media (CAM), press clippings on Roman Bittman establishing the National Aboriginal Television Network and business cards from various production companies, government cards, finance, and Hotel cards. Lastly, it includes the APTN Board of Directors/AGM Meeting and conference binder that provided investors and producers information on the APTN mission and the agenda for the APRN Teleconference meeting.
Series 11: Mobius Productions
The last series within the fonds is Roman and Marilyn Belec Bittman’s career and work in Mobius Media Productions. Marilyn Belec Bittman was president of the independent production firm, Mobius Productions, and Roman was a partner. Documents entail their correspondences on their various films and productions—government letters from the Ministry of Skills Development, Labour Canada, and other partners. Lastly, it includes corporation magazines and financial works such as Mobius Productions guide to film titles and price lists.

Bittman, Roman and Belec Bittman, Marilyn

Innis Family fonds

  • UTA 1412
  • Fonds
  • 1874-2019

Includes records of the following sous-fonds: Innis Family, Harold A. Innis, Mary Quayle Innis, and Donald Innis. Innis Family sous-fonds includes manuscripts for publications released after H. A. Innis's death including "Empire and communications", "The idea file of Harold A. Innis" and others, paintings, photographs, memorabilia. Harold A. Innis sous-fonds includes manuscripts, speeches, addresses, education and teaching materials, correspondence, personal files, photographs, slides and artifacts. Mary Quayle Innis sous-fonds includes subject files, personal files and memorabilia, personal diaries. Donald Innis sous-fonds includes subject files, and correspondence. Mary Innis Cates sous-fonds includes press articles and subject files relating to the life, work and legacy of Harold Innis, as well as records relating to the academic career of her brother Donald Quayle Innis.

Innis, Harold Adams

John Andrews Sloane fonds

  • UTA 2012
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2019

Consists of academic, professional and personal correspondence; course and seminar content; unpublished papers; poetry; and daily journals with annotated clippings from contemporary newspapers and magazines. Also includes one photo of a gravestone marked Sloane, a bible, and a metal cross.

Sloane, John Andrews

Dave and Dale Cox (Third Accrual)

This accrual consists of four series, based on a listing provided by the creator. The series are as follows:

  1. Animation Books and Periodicals
  2. Animation Memorabilia
  3. Animation Cels and Drawings
  4. Animation Storyboards and Designs
    The first series, Animation Books and Periodicals, consists of the Coxes’ personal collection of books and magazines about the art of animation. This series also contains books and graphic novels based on Nelvana animated television programs - in particular, “Rock and Rule,” the “Franklin” series, and “Inspector Gadget.”
    The second series, Animation Memorabilia, consists of memorabilia collected by the Coxes related to animation, including commemorative programs and publications, brochures, a tote bag, “Babar” merchandise, an animation kit, original animation drawings from “The Pink Panther,” and several hand-cut, 3-D cartoon caricatures. This series also includes film reels and a DVD featuring some of Dave Coxes’ earliest animation work, from his time as a student at Sheridan College to animation shorts for “Sesame Street.”
    The third series, Animation Cels and Drawings, consists of original production animation cels and original production drawings from several Nelvana series and programs worked on by the Coxes, including “Cosmic Christmas,” “Intergalactic Thanksgiving,” “My Pet Monster,” “Ewoks,” “Rupert,” “Beetlejuice,” “Rome-0 and Julie-8,” “The Pink Panther,” and “Strawberry Shortcake.” This series also includes an animation cel from an animated Christmas card by Dave and Dale Cox.
    The fourth series, Animation Storyboards and Designs, consists of original storyboards and character designs created by Dave Cox, as well as copies of storyboards. Highlights include storyboards for “The New Quiz Kids,” for VideoArt Productions, as well as storyboards for several animated commercial and public service announcements. Finally, the series also includes storyboards, story ideas, and concept sketches for animated shorts and series by Dave Cox.

Dave and Dale Cox

Victor Feldbrill fonds

  • OTUFM 63
  • Fonds
  • 1941-2018

Fonds consists of records that pertain to the career of Canadian conductor Victor Feldbrill, including his conductor's scores for Canadian compositions (many of which he premiered), including his annotations and corrections, and composers' autographs. Fonds also includes audio recordings of performances that Feldbrill conducted, including many premiere performances of Canadian compositions, spanning Feldbrill's entire career conducting various orchestras in Canada and abroad.

Feldbrill, Victor

Personal and Business

Records created and collected by Tashichi Uyeno, primarily from 1939 to the early 1950s. They were kept in two-hole clip boards, and somewhat organized based on his business needs at Richmond Trading Company. The records are telegrams, handwritten letters, ledgers, and typed communication. They cover his proceedings with banks, as since he was importing and exporting goods, he had to balance multiple currencies. He also aided his father’s oar company, and some of the ledgers track his sales and costs. Letters form his sister in Japan are interspersed and offer a look into his personal life.

There is a shift in the records as WWII continues and Japanese Canadians are sent to internment camps. His records also cover this period, though they shift from Richmond Trading Company, to Uyeno’s writing to the Office of the Custodian, arguing for the proper evaluation of his personal belongings and forced sale of his assets. His letter to his sister continue and chart the family’s needs in Japan as well.

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

Hart House fonds

  • UTA 0120
  • Fonds
  • 1870s - 2018

This fonds contains 73 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Hart House

Daniel W. Lang fonds

  • UTA 1465
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2018

Personal records of Dr. Daniel W. Lang, professor, Department of Theory and Policy Studies, OISE/UT, and senior policy advisor to the president of the University of Toronto. Records include files relating to his activities as a senior administrator and policy advisor to University presidents James Ham, David Strangway, George Connell, Robert Prichard, and David Naylor. Files document projects, plans, financing, campus development, technology development, etc. Also includes records documenting his academic responsibilities relating to teaching, research and publication, as well as external consulting activities to various academic institutions and government bodies in Ontario and across Canada, particularly the Council of Ontario Universities and the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

Lang, Daniel W.

UTSC Archives Legacy collection

  • UTSC 002
  • Collection
  • 1949, 1956-2018

The archives contain a range of documentation relating to the foundation, history, and activities of the University of Toronto Scarborough. The materials have been arranged largely by originating department or by medium in the case of publications, photographs, clippings, architectural plans, and artifacts. There are ten series, several of which have subseries:

A. UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO GOVERNING COUNCIL

B. EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES
B.1. Principal
B.2. Vice-Principal, Research
B.3. Dean and Vice-Principal, Academic
B.4. Assistant/Associate Dean
B.5. Registrar
B.6. Superintendent
B.7. Director of Physical Education
B.8. Director of Educational Communication Systems
B.9. Scarborough College Council
B.10. Office of Advancement / Development Office
B.11. Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment
B.12. Communications & Public Affairs
B.13. Committees with Unknown Office of Origin

C. ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS
C.1. General Programs in Arts and Science
C.2. Extension Program
C.3. Department of Anthropology
C.4. Department of Arts, Culture & Media
C.5. Department of Biological Sciences
C.6. Department of Computer & Mathematical Sciences

C.7. Department of Critical Development Studies
C.8. Department of English
C.9. Department of French and Linguistics
C.10. Department of Historical and Cultural Studies
C.11. Department of Human Geography
C.12. Department of Management
C.13. Department of Philosophy
C.14. Department of Physical and Environmental Science
C.15. Department of Political Science
C.16. Department of Psychology
C.17. Department of Sociology
C.18. Department of Physical Education

D. SERVICES
D.1. Library
D.2. Scarborough-Erindale Technical Service
D.3. Gallery
D.4. Athletics and Recreation Services
D.5. Physical Plant Services
D.6. Student Services
D.7. Student Organizations
D.8. Alumni Services
D.9. Alumni Organizations
D.10. Faculty and Staff Services
D.11. Faculty and Staff Organizations

E. EXTERNAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION
E.1. History of Scarborough College (various sources)
E.2. University of Toronto – St George and Mississauga campuses
E.3. Centennial College
E.4. Durham College
E.5. Scarborough Regional School of Nursing
E.6. University of the West Indies
E.7. Trent University
E.8. City of Scarborough
E.9. Clippings and Scrapbooks

F. PHOTOGRAPHS AND MICROFILM
F.1. Photographs
F.2. Microforms

University of Toronto. Scarborough Campus.

2017.011 Accrual

The Blue Rodeo Accrual is separated under these series:
Series 1 – 7
Series 1: Video and Music Production
Series 2: Blue Rodeo-Live Contracts
Series 3: Tour Itineraries
Series 4: Audio Visuals
Series 5: Press clippings
Series 6: Merchandise and advertisement
Series 7: Awards

Series 1: Video and Music Production
The Blue Rodeo accrual’s first series is based on video and music production. This series deals with the business side of music production, music video requests and music sheets. It contains handwritten drafts of music sheets for their songs Sad Nights, It Could Happen to You, and Blew it away. It also includes correspondences to various production studios, video/film production ideas, and talks on video treatment for Blue Rodeo Music Videos. Lisa Mann and Christopher Mills created music treatments, and Anne Lindsay arranged the music score.
Series 2: Blue Rodeo-Live Contracts
The second series contains the collections of gig contracts for Blue Rodeo and Jim Cuddy’s solo acts. The venues include both public and private performances. The documents in the series are the engagement contract forms from the Toronto Musician’s Association for Blue Rodeo tours and contracts from the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. It also includes correspondence, catering, and memos from various venues. The contracts are from their tours in Canada and various international tours in Europe, the United States, and South America.
Series 3: Tour Itineraries
The third series retains Blue Rodeo tour itineraries both for Canadian and international tours. Itineraries include the scheduling for Lost Together, Tremolo, and the Diamond Mine tours in Canada and the United States from 1988 to 1997. The folders contain not only the tour itineraries but also contacts from various entertainment management companies, performance schedules, invoices for advertisement, press clippings about the tour, and correspondences. The series also includes Jim Cuddy and his solo band’s performance tours.
Series 4: Audio Visuals
The fourth series includes the videos and audio tapes from their concerts and songs. Videos include events such as the 40th Juno Awards red carpet, their shows at Horseshoe Tavern, Blue Rodeo in Banff, and Massey Hall. Audio from this collection includes songs Is it You, Moon and Tree, The Undiscovered Country, Walk like you Don’t Mind, Blue Rodeo in Stereovision, and other songs. It also includes vinyl records I don’t know why (You Love Me)/ Look what you've done, their songs from Hi-Fi.
Series 5: Press clippings
The fifth series contains a collection of press collections, magazines, and online articles that follow the journey of Blue Rodeo and Jim Cuddy’s solo performance written in in English, French, and German. Blue Rodeo press clippings publishers are from Canada, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Press clippings include their various tours, album reviews, interviews with Blue Rodeo and Jim Cuddy, NHL sports competitions, and lastly, the press featuring Blue Rodeo merchandise and marketing for concerts and albums.
Series 6: Merchandise and Advertisement
The sixth series includes the merchandise materials, objects, and proofs. Merchandise materials include business cards of various media companies proposing their works to Blue Rodeo by giving samples of their security access passes, patches, stickers, and langers. Media companies that submitted their work to Blue Rodeo also worked with musicians such as Snoop Dog, Eagles, Blink 182, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, KISS, and other music festival companies. Other merchandise materials include the Blue Rodeo’s tour apparel, which includes t-shirts, sweaters, and jackets. The advertisement consists of correspondence to Blue Rodeo and Jim Cuddy’s managers, music producers, and flyers to their earlier events. The last piece in the series is the personal apparel from Jim Cuddy, which includes his JUNO Cup hockey jerseys and business suits.
Series 7: Awards
The final series includes all the awards and recognition that Blue Rodeo and Jum Cuddy received during their careers. Awards include plaques, programs for award shows, and guides for the inductees. The numerous industry awards consist of the JUNOs, SOCANs, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the 2014 CBC Music Awards, and Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts – the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Lastly, it includes correspondence for participation in charity work.

Blue Rodeo

The Toronto Film Society

  • CA ON00349 2017.009
  • Fonds
  • 1938 - 2018

Scope and Content: Series 1 – 5
Series 1: “People” Clippings Files
Series 2: AGE Series III
Series 3: Film Company Catalogues
Series 4: Dorothy and Oscar Burritt Award
Series 5: Toronto Film Society Administration

Series 1: People
The first series contains press clippings from various publications of various actors, reviews, and critics of the films—numerous articles on the Directors, musicians, producers, and writers. Press clippings are organized alphabetically by last name, from Joe Abeywicrema to Valerio Zurlini.

Series 2: AGE Series III
The A-G-E Film Society of Toronto was created in 1955 until 1962 for the purpose of “providing those who lived through the cinema’s formative years with the opportunity to relive the past, and to give the new generation of film enthusiasts a chance to see what had been accomplished in motion pictures before their interest in films began.” Within the second series, the AGE collection includes the application for membership in the AGE. It contains the AGE 2nd to AGE 6th Season programmes letter from the AGE Film Society of Toronto to various partners and film organizations. The series also includes several newspaper clippings on the AGE Society.

Series 3: Film Company Catalogues
The third series contains the documents and items from various film production companies whose titles are included in the TFS collection. Production company catalogues collected are from Canadian and international film companies. Companies included in the series are A World of Entertainment, Universal/16, Pan Canadian Film Distributors Inc, Cinematheque Ontario, Paramount, Universal Pictures and more. Many catalogues also come from the TFS Summer series and other film events hosted by TFS.

Series 4: Dorothy and Oscar Burritt Award
The Fourth series contains the textual files and objects on the Dorothy and Oscar Burritt Award. The award was named in honour of Dorothy and Oscar Burritt, who left Vancouver from the Vancouver branch of the Canadian film Society to aid in the creation of the TFS. The Burritt’s contribution to the film society movement was recognized by a special Canadian Film Award in 1963, just a few months before Dorothy’s death. The Toronto Film Society established the Dorothy Burritt Memorial Award (later renamed for Dorothy and Oscar Burritt Memorial Award), an annual cash grant to support projects that contribute “to greater understanding and enjoyment of the film as an art”. The collection includes correspondences from various film societies, such as the Vancouver branch and other film production companies. It also contains reports, Memorial Award packages, press clippings, marketing on advertising the various TFS events, and correspondence to the Burritt Memorial Award Committee.

Series 5: Toronto Film Society Administration
The Fifth series contains the documentation on the administration side of the TFS. Many of the TFS's administration documents include meeting minutes from their AGM (Annual General Meeting) and TFS Board Meeting Minutes. Such meetings include the general and board meeting minutes, documents that pertain to the international film festival and many other festivals, TFS committee report, and correspondences. The series also contains the administration for their awards, such as the Dorothy and Oscar Burritt Memorial Award and film acquisitions. TFS administration documents include their members' information, votes and questionnaires for their members. It also consists of the Eastman House, financial reports, and statements on the TFS events, such as the summer and seasons series. Lastly, include film acquisition documents of various films.

The Toronto Film Society

Tashichi George Uyeno accession

The material is mix of textual materials encompassing many details of the Uyeno family’s life from mostly 1939 to 1947. Many early records where created from the daily business of Tashichi George Uyeno’s business, Richmond Trading Company. The records are intermixed with letters from Mary Uyeno, who aided the business from Japan. Her letters include business information but also more personal discussions about family matters. They offer a glimpse into the life of many Japanese Canadians who grew up in both countries, identifying as both Canadian and Japanese.

Records also include correspondence with the Office of the Custodian, as the Uyeno’s assets were seized and sold. There is also official notices from the Office of the Custodian notifying the family to move further east and eventually to Ontario. Letters from the later part of the 40s are in regards to the Bird Commission and the sale of larger assets, such as the family’s property in North Vancouver.

Blissymbolics - International

This series contains a variety of materials related to the international community of Blissymbolics. It includes material from BCIC affiliates and partners, research, teaching materials, and workshops on Blissymbolics, as well as Bliss user communication displays and textual creations. This series also contains children's books written in Blissymbols, some with translations in a variety of languages. The majority of this series consists of non-English material.

David Richard Olson fonds

  • UTA 1633
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2017

Personal records of David Richard Olson, Professor Emeritus OISE/UT and University Professor, documenting his career as a leader in educational theory and applied psychology, and consisting of files on his education and early teaching; journals, daybooks, and notebooks; correspondence; drafts (with associated correspondence) of articles, books, addresses, and some university lectures. Also included is a position paper on the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology (1981), some photoprints and postcards, and certificates of honours bestowed.

Olson, David Richard

Jim Christy Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1918-2017

A complete archive demonstrating the variety of activities in the life of Jim Christy. It includes holograph notebooks, manuscript drafts of his work, correspondence with numerous writers, doodles, sketches, collages and material related to the United States Vietnam War draft and anti-war movement.

Christy, Jim

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

2018 acquisition

Scope and Content: The collection is comprised primarily of screener, master copies, and distribution copies of the various programs Octapixx distributed.

Octapixx Worldwide

Jim Christy Papers

Includes drafts, notes, research, photographs, early personal material and other material related to the life and work of author, artist and adventurer Jim Christy. Includes drafts, research, reviews and other material for: Sweet Assorted, Strange Sites, “Scalawags” columns in NUVO, art exhibitions, The Castle Stories, and various other works

Maureen Hynes Papers

Includes drafts, notes and editorial discussion for Rough Skin; Marrow, Willow; The Poison Colour; Letters From China; Harm’s Way; editorial work; George Brown College teaching career, 1974-2010; correspondence; photographs and other material related to the life and work of Maureen Hynes

Hershell Ezrin fonds

  • UTA 1232
  • Fonds
  • 1947- 2017

Fonds consists of material related to the professional life of Hershell Ezrin, in particular his career in provincial and federal government. Records document his transition between roles as Canadian Consul, Executive Director of the Canadian Unity Information Office, and later, Principal Secretary to Ontario Premier, David Peterson. Extensive correspondence and press clippings reflect professional moves as well as the large network of individuals surrounding Ezrin in his positions in both the public and corporate sectors. The fonds also consists of addresses given by Ezrin following his time at Queen’s Park, personal and family correspondence and photographs, as well as images and publicity material related to the negotiations and patriation of the Constitution Act. Additionally, the fonds consists of Mr. Ezrin’s collection of editorial cartoons and bibliographic material. See series descriptions for additional details.

Ezrin, Hershell

Jack Batten Papers

Includes drafts, research, proofs and other material related to the ‘Crang’ novels: Crang Plays the Ace; Take Five; Keeper of the Flame; Riviera Blues; Blood Counts; Booking In; drafts, notes and research for a young adult biography of Oscar Peterson, Oscar Peterson: the Man and His Jazz; research and notes for a history of the Toronto Maple Leafs, The Leafs; 100 Years of UTS; Whodunit columns for The Toronto Star (1999-2017) and other material related to the work of Jack Batten.

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

University of Toronto Communications fonds

  • UTA 0040
  • Fonds
  • 1895-2005

This fonds contains 52 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Strategic Communications and Marketing

2016 Accrual

The collection consists of three main items: posters, news and magazine clippings, and Radio Guide magazines. The posters are eclectic in taste, and focus on art, Indigenous rights, and advertisements. The Radio Guide material consists of supporting textual material like correspondence, reports, marketing strategies, and the magazines themselves. The news clippings come from a variety of sources.

Guilfoyles, Norm

2016 acquisition

This acquisition is divided into the following 21 series:
Series 01: 4x5 & P55 Negatives
Series 02: 35mm Negatives
Series 03: 120mm Roll Film
Series 04: Contact Sheets
Series 05: 4x5 Positives
Series 06: 5x7 Negatives
Series 07: 4x3.5 Negatives
Series 08: 35mm Slides
Series 09: Prints
Series 10: Portfolios
Series 11: Books & Book Mock-Ups
Series 12: Personal Ephemera
Series 13: Press & Promotional
Series 14: Journals, Daytimes, Address Books
Series 15: Business Card Portfolios
Series 16: Personal Photographs, Albums, and Scrapbooks
Series 17: Darkroom Tools & Printing Notes
Series 18: Travel Postcard Collection
Series 19: Elaine Ling's Silver Gelatin Postcard Prints
Series 20: Polaroid P55 Contact Prints
Series 21: Exhibition Prints

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.

Judith F. Friedland fonds

  • UTA 1295
  • Fonds
  • 1918-2016

Fonds consists of material documenting the professional life and work of Prof. Judith Friedland. Records focus on her education and career within academia, in particular as a professor, and former Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy. Material also covers some aspects of Prof. Friedland’s career working as an occupational therapist. Records include typescripts and presentation notes, administrative records from the Department of Occupational Therapy, teaching and course material, clinical notes, correspondence, awards, and biographical material.

The history of occupational therapy in Canada has significant coverage through records related to the research and publication of Prof. Friedland’s book, Restoring the Spirit, as well as through the collected records of Helene Primrose LeVesconte, Thelma Cardwell, and Isobel Robinson. Represented in Series 8 to 10, these three individuals each served as former heads of the UofT’s Department of Occupational Therapy, in addition to teaching and practicing occupational therapy. The collected historical material includes minutes, typescripts, correspondence, artifacts and teaching material.

Friedland, Judith F.

Research and Writings

This series documents Dr. Moldofsky’s research activities and writings, except for the Microgravity, Sleep and Immune Functions in Humans (SWIF) project which is documented in Series 3. Includes draft research papers, lecture slides, conference presentations, and reports. Topics covered include sleep disorders, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. Also included are digital files (originally on a CD) related to his more recent research on Disordered Sleep Physiology, Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Fatigue and Psychological Disturbances in Canadian Military Personnel with and without PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress disorder).

Finally, the series includes the first working model of a sleep apnea machine (ca. 1983), which was put together by Moldofsky and staff in his Sleep Lab, based on the ideas and research of Dr. Colin Sullivan of Australia, who had previously been Dr. Moldofsky’s student as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Harvey Moldofsky fonds

  • UTA 1588
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2016

Personal records of Harvey Moldofsky, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, former Director of the Centre for Sleep and Chronobiology at Toronto Western Hospital, and a world renowned specialist in sleep disorders. The records consist of correspondence, notes, raw data, addresses, publications, photographs, slides, posters, floppy disks, CDs, videos and artifacts documenting his research and other activities. Most of the files relate to his research work on sleep problems over many years, in particular those associated with the astronauts and cosmonauts on the NASA shuttle/Mir space station in the 1990’s, as part of the Microgravity, Sleep and Immune Functions in Humans (SWIF) project. Also included is the first working model of a sleep apnea machine (ca. 1983).

Moldofsky, Harvey

Frank Wayne Peers fonds

  • UTA 1673
  • Fonds
  • 1932-2016

Personal records of Frank Peers, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science. Records relate to his personal life, education and to his activities as a donor to and alumnus of the University of Toronto and University of Alberta. Included are biographical materials; personal correspondence; photographs; yearbooks; diplomas; his MA and PhD dissertations; and files relating to his donations to the University of Alberta and the Univesity of Toronto.

Peers, Frank

University of Toronto

This series contains records relating to Professor Peers’ activities as a professor and professor emeritus, as an alumnus, and as a very generous donor to the University of Toronto and also to Queen’s University. Included is general information about his retirement, correspondence and related material regarding the Department of Political Science. There are also extensive files of correspondence, donor agreements, endowment reports, and other material regarding scholarships and fellowships that he funded in the Department of Political Science and elsewhere, and a file on the purchase of and later transfer to the University of Toronto of his condominium at 190 St. George St.

2016 accrual

The Ian Thornley 2016 accession includes many unique textual records. Present in the collection are record agreements, press clippings, and many notes relating to his and Big Wreck’s many tours. There are also invoices and news reports. Many raw, rough mixes, and unmastered audio recordings of Big Wreck’s music is present as are recordings from Thornley himself. Moving image elements are present, capturing live performances and interviews of the band and Thornley. There is also a significant amount of photography documenting Thornley during his career.

Thornley, Ian

Personal and Biographical

Series consists of files documenting the life of Harvey Moldofsky, including his curriculum vitae, some personal and professional correspondence, certificates and awards, various press clippings about him, photographs, and artifacts. Photographs include a young Moldofsky in Medical School with classmates in the anatomy lab; son David and wife Zelda; group photographs from conferences attended; and of staff and the laboratory at the Centre for Sleep Chronobiology.

Derek York fonds

  • UTA 1979
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2014

Personal records of Derek York, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Toronto. Included are mass spectrometer log books and the world's first mass spectrometer manual; laser manual for the earliest commercially available high-powered laser; instruction manuals, laboratory notes, argon geochronology laboratory reports; Pat Smith's lab books; sample maps, photographs, offprints and articles; contracts and contract reports; research binder on birds; other research binders, including some with Pat Smith and also some of the latter's lab books; press clippings about Professor York; floppy discs.

York, Derek

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.

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