The Bloomsbury Group & Hogarth Press Collections
The collection consists of manuscripts of many published works, illustrations from Chesterton's time at the Slade School of Art and later, correspondence with family and friends, and albums of press clippings. There are also microfiche copies of the papers of Chesterton's wife Frances (1875-1938), including her plays and poems. Additionally, the collection contains material added by Dorothy Collins after Chesterton's death.
In addition to the Chesterton papers on microfiche the G.K. Chesterton Archival Collection contains 10 original illustrations as well as one of Chesterton's sketchbooks. Most of the sketches date from his period at the Slade School of Art, but there are several from earlier.
The Papers of Monsignor John O'Connor (1870-1952) are also a part of the G.K. Chesterton Archival Collection. Monsignor O'Connor was the Catholic priest who became the model for Chesterton's character "Father Brown". In February 1903 O'Connor wrote to Chesterton, and the following year they formed an immediate bond of friendship which was to last more than thirty years. In 1921 O'Connor was present at Chesterton's reception into the Catholic Church. The papers of Monsignor O'Connor include a number of manuscripts of his poems and essays, Christmas greetings from the Chesterton's, personal letters, and newspaper clippings by and about Chesterton.
Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith)
The collection contains materials related to the Railway Car Schools which operated in remote parts of Ontario between 1926 and 1967. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, articles and newspaper clippings, museum and exhibit materials, and photographs. The collection has been arranged into 9 series.
Railway Car Schools Collection
Collection contains ephemera related to education in Ontario. This ephemera includes materials such as educational certificates, grade reports, teaching applications, contracts, meeting minutes, school accounts, student rolls, correspondence, inspection reports, examination papers and timetables, insurance policies, student assignments and workbooks, and class photographs.
This collection has been arranged into 9 series.
This collection contains a number of school supply catalogues from the mid-20th century. These catalogues include supplies such as school furniture, maps and globes, art supplies, science supplies, and school readers.
The collection contains materials related to the Canadian Farm Radio Forum, which ran from 1941-1964. Records in this collection relate to the operation of the Canadian Farm Radio Forum, as well as to international initiatives and research. The materials in this collection include meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, surveys and questionnaires, reports, broadcast programming and transcripts, pamphlets and promotional materials, research notes, articles, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks.
The collection has been arranged into 6 series.
Canadian Farm Radio Forum Collection
The collection consists of movie posters, ads, trading cards, postcards, books, magazines and journals, related to Frank Buck (Frank Howard Buck (1884-1950), a renowned American hunter, animal collector, film director, actor author and producer. The collection also consists of material related to zoo displays and architecture, catalogues and books related to zoo and animal collecting, photographs off various zoo related animals found in different parts of America and a board game. The material is divided into five series:
Bender, Daniel E.
The collection consists of several diaries written during trips to the United States and England during the 1850s and 1860s in search of building funds for Trinity College. From his three trips to the United States in 1852 and 1853 there are five notebooks as well as a letter concerning a resolution towards the endowment of Trinity College. There are 98 Cartes de Visite as well as an extensive diary from his 1864 trip to England.
The collection consists primarily of correspondence between John Strachan and Bethune. Also included are published inserts, memoranda, sermons and copies of letters.
Bethune, Alexander Neil
The Artifacts Collection consists of artifacts related to Victoria University and it's members. Categories of artifacts are: athletics, pins and medals, awards, jewelry, clothing, buildings, and miscellaneous items.
The University of St. Michael's College Photographs Collection features 1700 photographs. Included in the Collection are photographs of the St. Michael's College campus and buildings, staff and faculty, students, alumni, College events, and graduation composites featuring collected graduation portraits of graduating students. Some photographs depict University of Toronto events and buildings, other schools and organizations with a relationship with St. Michael's College, and photographs of events attended by the Basilian Fathers. Also included in the Collection are photo albums created by faculty and alumni, and photographs donated by alumni and former faculty.
Collection consists of concerts by faculty members, students, student ensembles, and guest artists, at one of the Faculty of Music theatres (Walter Hall and McMillan Theatre), and at other University venues.
University of Toronto. Faculty of Music
Collection consists of 10 scrapbooks created by the Hart House String Quartet and their business manager, Milton Blackstone, which contain programs and newspaper clippings of reviews and press releases for their concerts. Two volumes (Volume 5, 1929-1931; and, Volume 7, 1932-1934) are missing from the collection. The collection also contains two scrapbooks for the Canadian Concert Association, during the time that Milton Blackstone was the director (1933-1935 and 1936), and a small collection of annotated scores and parts for violin and piano, previously owned and annotated by Geza De Kresz.
Hart House String Quartet
Collection consists of Herman Geiger-Torel's library of piano-vocal scores, including his markings and notes for Canadian Opera Company productions.
Fonds includes correspondence, notes, typescripts, translations, photocopies of journal articles, and other working papers about Eduard Hanslick. Hanslick was the focus of Payzant's later research, which resulted in two books (published 1986 and 1991), several articles, and various lectures. The fonds consists of the research used in these writings, as well as a typescript manuscript of Payzant's translation of On the musically beautiful: a contribution towards the revision of the aesthetics of music (1986), and copies of his lectures, also titled "On the musically beautiful." The correspondence includes copies of letters between Hanslick and Robert Zimmermann (1824-1898), as well as correspondence between Payzant and other scholars about Hanslick, and correspondence between Payzant and Dietmar Strauß.
Collection consists of 27 pages of stamps featuring composers, musicians, musical instruments, scenes from operas and ballets, folk dances, theatres, opera houses, and music conservatories and academies. Each page of stamps was arranged by Lee Bartel.
Collection includes correspondence, notes, transcripts, and other working papers for Ezra Schabas's book Sir Ernest MacMillan: the importance of being Canadian, published by the University of Toronto Press in 1994.
Women in Medicine Oral History Project
Consists of records collected by Gray while working on a history of Hart House Theatre and Robert Gill. Included are Hart House Theatre scrapbooks compiled by Gill containing programs, clippings and photographs; financial records of Hart House Theatre as well as some original correspondence; numerous photographs of Hart House Threatre, Hart House and its staff; scrapbook and minutes book of the Players Club. Included as well, is a manuscript on the history of Hart House Theatre (draft) written by Jack Gray as well as taped interviews conducted by Gray with Hart House Theatre staff including Robert Gill.
Photographs, clippings and obituary document American geographer John A. Crosby.
Crosby, John A.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Collection consists of menus from various regions of Brazil. Restaurants are located in Sobra-Loja, Rio de Janeiro, Londrina, Sao Paulo, Leblon, Bahia, and Sao Lourenco. Bar fare, breakfast menus, steakhouse, hamburger house, and pan-American cuisine are just some types of dishes and restaurant represented.
A portion of the menus are from hotels. Menu types include trifold, booklet, seven-fold, placemat and bookmark style. Several menus are laminated or in vinyl enclosures. A portion of the menus have prices written in by hand in various colours of ink and are stained.
Freeman, Matthew (Doctor)
Consists of a sound recording of an interview between architect E. C. Horwood and University Archivist David Rudkin.
University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services
Consists of Oral Histories created as part of the University of Toronto Library's Oral History Project, which interviewed key faculty members, administrators and students involved with university governance. See file listing for specific individuals.
Library Oral History Programme
This collection consists of 430 stereographs. They were assembled primarily by Sir Daniel Wilson and likely his daughter Sybil after his death. They document his interests in photography, especially of antiquarian Scotland and ethnology, and include many images of places he visited in Canada and the United States such as the White Mountains in New Hampshire where, on holidays, he painted many watercolours. Also included here are images of Toronto, the University of Toronto, the Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory, and two of the American Civil War.
Note on Sir Daniel Wilson
Sir Daniel Wilson was an accomplished amateur artist and much interested in the new medium of photography. He collected photographs, primarily in the stereographic medium, wherever he travelled and asked his friends to send images to him. He travelled widely following his arrival in Canada in 1853. In his first decade “he went as far south as Virginia and Kentucky, as far east as Prout’s Neck, Maine, as far west as the St. Louis River, and as far north as Lake Nipigon” . He travelled many times along the St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay in that decade and later, made two trips to the upper Great Lakes (1855 and 1866), was introduced to the Green Mountains in New Hampshire and the Adirondacks and historic sites in New York, and in 1862 visited Washington and Civil War battle sites in Virginia. In 1863 he returned to Britain and Europe for the first time (he would go to again in 1878, 1880, 1885 and 1891). In the 1870s, his travels to him along the Muskoka and Severn Rivers (1870), and to Native sites in Kentucky and Ohio (1874).
After Wilson became President of University College in 1880, he sought escape from the heat of Toronto summers in New Hampshire and the eastern seaboard of the United States. In August of 1881 he first visited the White Mountains in New Hampshire where he was inspired to take up painting again, and to which he returned in 1882, 1883, 1886, and from 1887 to 1890. There, with his wife Margaret until her death in 1885, and his daughter Sybil, he sought out sites “with indelibly North American names, in which he clearly revelled” – Black Mountain, Cascade Brook, Mount Osceola, Mount Tecumseth, the Mad River, and Scar Ridge . In 1883 he vacationed along the Atlantic coast of Maine and in 1884 he went to the Adirondacks around Lake Placid.
Marinell Ash and colleagues, Thinking with both hands: Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New, ed. Elizabeth Hulse. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999, 246
Ibid, 252, 271
Wilson, Daniel, Sir
The collection comprises menus from around the world featuring a variety of cuisines including Afghan, American, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Brazilian, Burmese, Cambodian, Caribbean, Chinese (Peking, Szechuan, Shanghai, Yunnan, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hunan and Jiangnan), Colombian, Cuban, Dutch, Ecuadorian, Egyptian, European, Filipino, Finnish, French, Hong Kong style, Indian, Indochinese, Indonesian, Islamic, Israeli, Italian, Jamaican, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Latin American, Lebanese, Malaysian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, Moroccan, Mughlai, Nepalese, Pakistani, Pan-Asian, Peruvian, Russian, Scandinavian, Singaporean, Southwestern, Spanish, Taiwanese, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Venezuelan, Vietnamese, seafood and vegetarian.
Menus are from restaurants located in Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, China (Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai), Egypt, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, Vietnam, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Wales, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados Bermuda, Canada (British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon Territory), Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, El Salvador, Greenland, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, the United States (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming), Australia, New Caledonia (France) New Zealand, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Venezuela.
Menus types included placemat menus, single sheet menus, trifold and four fold menus, five fold, seven fold and menus in booklet style. Some menus are laminated while others are in vinyl enclosures. Menus range from take away and delivery, to eat in and include wine lists, menus for cafes, breakfast menus and menus for cafeteria lunches.
The material is divided into Series 1 Menus. The series is divided into 6 subseries: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America.
Spiller, Harley J.
The collection consists of: papers from director André Antoine; letters from Antoine; letters to Antoine from various playwrights, whose plays he staged; photographs of actors and actresses; letters from various members of Antoine's family; 40 autograph letters from Emile Zola; letters from and to journalist Léon Deffoux; letters from and to Maurice LeBlond, Emile Zola's son-in-law; letters from and to playwright Georges Ancey and his wife; several first editions of Zola's novels, some with bound autograph letters. Throughout are photocopied documents, collected by Sanders, as contexual material about the era and referenced events or articles within the correspondence. Also included are original letters sent to Sanders from the friends and relatives of those whose letters appear in the 19th century correspondence.
Sanders, James B.
The collection contains records pertaining to George Whitaker’s Provostship, as well as his final departure to England. It consists of vital records, correspondence, financial records, newspaper excerpts, tributes, manuscripts related to his theology teaching, and photographs.
The records of the Trinity College Encounter Club include minutes, lists of members and activities, financial records, and records of the Conference of African Affairs and the Conference on the Canadian Indian. Issues of The Encounter are also contained in this fonds.
Trinity College Encounter Club
Collection consists of set and costume designs for the following Teatro alla Scala productions: the premiere production of La Fiamma (The Flame) by Ottorino Respighi, designed by Nicola Benois (1901-1988); Respighi's ballet Gli Uccelli, designed by Benois; and the premiere performance of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, designed by Giuseppe Palanti (1881-1946).
G. Ricordi & Co. Ltd.
Collection contains correspondence, copies of sources, notes, illustrations, photographs, microfilms, and other working papers for Ezra Schabas's book Theodore Thomas : America's conductor and builder of orchestras, 1835-1905 (University of Indiana Press, 1989). The collection also contains articles and lecture notes for presentations written by Schabas about Thomas.
Collection consists of various material relating to the history of Victoria University/College, which was previously unaccessioned, for which provenance could not be ascertained. This material was gathered together in this general historical collection, and is organized by general topics: General historical material, 1929-1941; The University Question and Federation, 1845-1927; Legislation, 1841-1981; University administration, 1836-1923; Finances, fundraising and property, 1842-1929; Collections management, 1844-1942; Committees, 1890-1904; Students, faculty and academic matters, 1843-1968; Articles, lectures and poetry, 1863-1928; Records of the Educational Society and Brantford District College Convention, 1869-1899; Correspondence, 1836-1935; and Illuminated manuscripts and documents, 1892-1951.
Collection consists of volumes of music instructional material, predominantly for piano instruction. The collection includes some ear training, theory, and sight reading material as well. Items published in Canada and internationally are included.
University of Toronto Music Library
The Collection consists of clippings, catalogues, flyers, dust jackets, advertisements, images, newsletters, and miscellaneous items relating in some way to Virginia and Leonard Woolf, The Bloomsbury Group and the Hogarth Press. They are organized into 19 series based on the origins and purpose of the materials, including those relating to exhibitions, conferences, the publishing industry, Charleston (UK), The Bloomsbury Workshop and the Bloomsbury “industry”.
The Woolf/Bloomsbury Group/Hogarth Press Ephemera Collection
A collection of rare books, pamphlets, and periodicals particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, poetry, and drama, mostly composed in English. Many of the titles are unique. Also includes historical and geographical works with a number of rare gazetteers and nineteenth century travel books, bibliographies, memoirs, and biographies.
The collection consists of numerous first and early editions of Canadian historical, literary, and poetic classics: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea (L.C. Page & Company, 1909), John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields: And Other Poems (with a preface by Sir Andrew Macphail; William Briggs, 1919), W.O. Mitchell’s Who Has Seen the Wind (Macmillan Company of Canada), and Donald Creighton’s Dominion of the North: A History of Canada (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1944), among other prominent titles.
The collection consists of material documenting Packer’s professional work in the city of Toronto,
including photographs, a report from the Toronto Historical Society Board, and his biography.
Packer, Arthur Henshaw
The Earle Grey Players Collection consists of programmes and brochures for the annual Shakespeare Festival held at Trinity College, historical information on the founding and development of the Shakespeare Festival, and ephemera related to the Festival, including a bronze plaque commemorating the location of a mulberry tree grown from a tree in Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-on-Avon.
Earle Grey Players
This collection consists of administrative records, calendars, student academic records, and records of student life at Trinity Medical College. Administrative records include Minutes of Corporation, records related to the amalgamation of medical faculties at Trinity College and the University of Toronto, correspondence files, a small number of general administrative and financial records, a Register of Students, and miscellaneous reports. Student records include textual and photographic records of academic standing and participation; records of student life include documents and photographs related to college groups, committees, societies, and teams. Also in the collection are a cap, belt, (and blazer purported to be from Trinity Medical College), as well as a manual press of the seal of Trinity Medical College.
Trinity Medical College
Photographic copies of architectural drawings of floor plans, elevations, and sections of the Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory, by the firm Cumberland and Storm and drawn by John Worthington, September 5, 1853.
Cumberland and Storm
Fonds consists of plans of buildings and properties pertaining to the University of Toronto, including original drawings by Thomas Young of proposed University College buildings described as the Centre Building, East Wing and West Wing (ca 1842-1857); original drawings by Cumberland and Storm of University College (ca 1856-1857); original drawings by David B. Dick, Architect of Moss Hall (ca. 1887), Biological Building (ca 1887) Museum (1889), Students Union Gymnasium (1892), restoration of University College and New Library Building (ca 1890-1892), Chemical Laboratory (1893-1894), Old Wycliffe College Building (n.d.), and other working drawings. Many drawings annotated with date 1922 by J.C. B. Horwood.
Horwood and White
The collection contains materials related to Froebelian kindergarten education, practiced in Ontario in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Materials include sample workbooks demonstrating Froebel's Occupations, teachers' lesson books, certificates, and photographs. The collection also includes donation paperwork to provide more context about the creation of the collection.
The collection has been arranged into six series based on creator.
Kindergarten Teacher Training Collection
Collection consists of hand-written and typed manuscripts, correspondence, poems, translations and radio transcripts created by Monsignor John O'Connor. The records were purchases and accumulated by Father Kevin Scannell as part of his G.K. Chesterton research.
Fonds has been arranged into one series:
Collection consists of 312 postcards received or collected by members of the Plowman family. The collection has been arranged as follows:
1.) Postcards addressed to Olive Plowman (178; 1903-1932, predominant, 1908 - 1919)
2.) Postcards addressed to Charles Plowman. (15 postcards)
3.) Postcards addressed to Samuel Plowman (9 postcards)
4.) Postcards addressed to Ellen Plowman (53 postcards)
5.) Postcards addressed to Charles and Ellen Plowman (21 postcards)
6.) Postcards addressed to the Plowman family (3 postcards)
7.) Unaddressed postcards (33 postcards)
The postcards have been arranged chronologically. Undated cards have been placed at the end of the sections. The majority of the postcards are addressed to either 120 MacPherson Avenue (Toronto) or 96 MacPherson Avenue (Toronto), while the remaining 11 postcards are addressed to various hotels, inns, sanatoriums, and homes in Buffalo (NY), Rochester (NY), Long Beach (CA), San Francisco (CA), Petaluma (CA), and San Benito [?] (CA).
The collection includes greeting cards for birthdays, Easter, Christmas, New Years, Halloween, St. Patrick's day, the 4th of July, Valentine's day, Mother's day, and Thanksgiving. The collection also includes popular novelty cards such as photographic portrait postcards or postcards decorated with glitter. Numerous postcards depict buildings and streetscapes, the aftermath of the San Fransisco earthquake of 1906, and advertisements for barbershops, department stores, and hotels.
Collection consists of late-eighteenth, nineteenth, and early-twentieth century flutes, predominantly made by various builders and companies in London, England, as well as two from Paris, one from France, and one from Bayreuth, Germany. The collection covers the mechanization and modernization of the flute, including the addition of holes and keys, and the move from wood to metal for the body of the flute.
Fisher, Sidney T.
Collection consists of five opera scores from the library of Andrew MacMillan, with stage directions for the Canadian Opera Company and other productions.