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A. Rodney Bobiwash fonds

  • UTA 1116
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2002

Fonds consists of the personal records of Alan Rodney Bobiwash, documenting his career as a university instructor, aboriginal and anti-racist activist, consultant, and representative for global Indigenous rights. Series 1, the most extensive series, consists of an A-Z subject files that document Bobiwash’s aboriginal and anti-racist activism, and provides the best overview of professional activities during the 1980s and 1990s. Series 5 is a chronological collection of records related to the conferences and seminars Bobiwash attend in various professional capacities from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. The fonds also contains personal correspondence and records that document Bobiwash’s education, personal relationships, and activities, as well as Curriculum Vitae and obituaries. Included in the personal records are notebooks, journals and prayer books which document Bobiwash’s day-to-day personal life, his travels, spirituality, and the progression of his professional career from a private point of view. Other series document Bobiwash’s personal and professional writing, and the Metis bibliography he created. Finally, series 10 contains both personal and professional photographs, the majority of which are related to Bobiwash’s professional activities in the 1990s, and early 2000s.

Bobiwash, A. Rodney

Robertson Davies Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00050
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1929 - 2008

Collection contains personal and professional papers pertaining to Robertson Davies. This includes material relating to Davies’ early life, including writing and acting as a student at Upper Canada College (1929-1932), his studies at Baillol College at Oxford (1935-1938), and participation in theatrical performances in Kingston, Oxford, the Old Vic Theatre, Peterborough and the Stratford Festival (1934-1960). The papers contain a small amount of material related to Davies’ career as a journalist at Saturday Night magazine and the Peterborough Examiner. These papers contain extensive material on the novels, books and writing of Davies. This includes drafts, proofs, correspondence, reviews, clippings and any stage adaptations of his novels from The Salterton Trilogy (Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice and A Mixture of Frailties), The Deptford Trilogy (Fifth Business, The Manticore and World of Wonders), The Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What’s Bred in the Bone and The Lyre of Orpheus) and the incomplete Toronto Trilogy (Murther and Walking Spirits and The Cunning Man). Also included are a complete set of original drafts and woodcuts for the Penguin edition covers of Davies’ novels, which were designed by the American printmaker Bascove. Limited material related to his essays, short stories and non-fiction publications, notably including Shakespeare’s Boy Actors, A Voice from the Attic, High Spirits and his books of fictional essays by Samuel Marchbanks are a part of the papers. Additionally, the collection includes considerable records relating to Davies’ contributions to anthologies as well as professional writing in academic journals, newspapers and magazines. These papers encompass Davies’ career as a playwright, including material related to twenty-two original works including drafts, scripts, photographs, posters, playbills and clippings, as well as the complete papers relating to the production of The Golden Ass which was staged after Davies’ death. The collection contains a large sampling of correspondence of both a professional and personal nature spanning from 1934 to his death in 1995. Also included in the collection is material related to the professional career of Davies’ as a well-known Canadian writer, this includes photographs and press clippings as well as speeches and commentaries made by Davies and his awards. Records also pertain to academic and trade writing on Davies and his work, most notably a complete set of interviews conducted with family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances by Val Ross during the course of her writing Robertson Davies: A Portrait in Mosaic (2009). Papers also relate to the eighteen years Davies spent as the Master of Massey College beginning in 1963. Including articles on the founding of Massey College, the death of Vincent Massey, newsletters, teaching material and invitations and programmes for the annual Christmas Gaudy, printed on the Massey College Press. Also included is a small amount of personal records including travel records, calendars, real estate and list of personal effects. Finally, the collection contains a series dedicated to the collecting practices of Dr. Rick Davis, who collected and assembled these papers. This includes Davis’ invoices and notes for his Davies material, as well as correspondence including exchanges with Robertson Davies, Moira Whalon, Brenda Davies and Jennifer Surridge.

Davies, Robertson

The Keemlé Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00186A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1903 - 1917

A collection of papers pertaining to the Keemlé family of Delaware, Washington, and Toronto. Although the family was American, several lived in Toronto in the years immediately before the First World War. One son, Ned, enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the beginning of the hostilities and was killed in France in 1915. Another son, Louis, enlisted in the American forces later in the war, but survived. The family also had connections to St Michael’s College, University of Toronto.

Keemlé Family

The Niagara Falls Museum Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00403A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1832 - 2004

Collection consists of archival material related to the museum and its proprietors, including correspondence and promotional material, as well as items documenting Sidney Barnett’s involvement in the militia and Fenian Raids (1866). The collection also includes books and ephemera pertaining to the Niagara Falls tourist industry, such as guidebooks, broadsides, flyers, tickets and certificates. The collection also contains 124 photographs, including glass stereoviews, card stereoviews, ambrotypes, cabinet cards, and albumen photographs, dating from 1850s to the 1890s, with 18 produced by the museum itself.

The Niagara Falls Museum

Letter from Ron van den Bosch

File consists of one letter from Ron van den Bosch, contained within a photo book. The letter describes the photographs and Bosch's photography. He also included some poetry in English between some photographs. The photographs are mostly in black and white and depict nature and people. Contents of photographs are as follows:
page 1: Stone fountain draining into a basin with bushes lining the side
page 2: hands conducting the Eucharist
page 7: street circus performer in front of a group of children
page 8: the sun over a body of water, with rocks to one side
page 10: colour; the sun in the sky with a tree
page 11: a circus performer with her face painted and her head back holding fire torches above her mouth
page 12: children watching the street performance
page 13: a lighter contrast version of the sun over water with rocks
page 15: police officers in helmets and holding batons and some young men standing close to them
page 16: dandelions poking through a thick chain
page 18: colour; 2 photographs featuring the sun through some trees
page 19: large photograph of a waterfall (folded)
page 20: children clapping at the street performance
page 21: same photograph as on page 7
page 22: overexposed photograph: water and the sun through the mouth of a cave
page 23: colour; purple flowers and orange and yellow tulips
page 24: colour; microphotography of burning stone
page 25: large photograph of Ron van den Bosch standing in front of a very large tree

Letters from the Abbey of the Genesee

File consists of letters from members of the Abbey of the Genesee of Piffard, New York. Includes a manuscript in Dutch by Dom André Louf OCSO, a letter from Br. Alberic regarding van Gogh's "The Sower", as well as a number of photos and newspaper clippings. Correspondents include Fr. John Eudes Bamberger, Br. Alexis, Br. Alberic and the Cimino Family brothers. There is also an obituary for Porter B. Chandler, a patron of the Abbey.

Letters from Ron van den Bosch

File consists of letters, photographs and newspaper clippings from Ron van den Bosch and letters by Nouwen. Also contains correspondence from Robert L. Bell, President of Crescendo Publishing regarding the Desiderata poem.

Letters from Myra Alexander

File consists of letters from Myra Alexander, many of which are dictated and written by others, as Myra is disabled.

Letters from Foster Parents Plan

File consists of letters and receipts from Foster Parents Plan regarding Nouwen's sponsorship of a young boy, Hugo Corini, from Bolivia, including short notes from Hugo (translated by the agency).

Letters from Luzselenia and Randle Loeb

File consists of letters from Luzselenia and Randle Loeb, including a typed draft by Nouwen of a reading for the baptism of the Loeb children. File also includes a home-made photograph album featuring 12 photographs of people related to the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research.

Letters from Sr. Rose Ainslie

File consists of letters from Sr. Rose Ainslie, several discussing spirituality, as well as a letter to Sr. Rose from Dan Herr, president of the Thomas More Association.

Letters from Jim Antal

File consists of letters from Jim Antal, including a typed response from Nouwen and a number of newsletters and maps.

Letters from Tom Karlin

File consists of letters from Tom Karlin, including a copy of a letter sent by Nouwen to Jim Douglass and several long typed letters sent by Nouwen to the Karlin family and Jim Saur's family.

Letters from Ada Palieri

File consists of letters from Ada Palieri, writing from Italy, who translated Nouwen's published works into Italian for Queriniana.

Letters from Nouwen's 25th Anniversary of Ordination

File consists of letters, telegrams and greeting cards sent to Nouwen on the occassion of the 25th anniversary of his Ordination. The letters have been numbered by the Archivist. The list of correspondents includes:

  1. Br. M. Alexis
  2. Bob Durback
  3. Bob Serigan
  4. Br. James
  5. Kathy Begina
  6. Walter and Jet Gaffney
  7. Robert Jay Lifton, M.D.
  8. Marge and Tom Melizzi
  9. [Juanita Gerken?]
  10. Jean [Emmons]
  11. June E. Hagan
  12. Jane Bouvier
  13. Kathy Sennott
  14. Phyllis Howelb
  15. Madeline and Dorothea McGinley
  16. Art Laffin
  17. Steve and Carol Berry
  18. Sr. Gabriel Marie
  19. Caroline S. Wales
    20.Manette and Harry Adams
  20. Sr. Catherine
  21. Ken and Lenore Smith-Aman
    23.Joseph G. Kelly
  22. Kay Hartlage and Eileen Walsh
  23. Peg Oetjen
  24. Elaine Fitzpatrick
  25. Barbara Grecco
    28.Mary Fern [Hollis]
  26. Don McNeill
  27. Virginia van Dooren
  28. Tom and Ada Karlin (telegram also from Meg and Ovidio Penalver, Agnes Baker and Laura Shilter)
  29. Sr. Doreen, CP
  30. Frank and Sandy (Sandra) Cihlar
    34.Ellie Drury
  31. Mary Ann Logue
  32. Mabel and John Treadwell
    37.Covenant Peace Community (Rev. Hud Richard)
  33. Gerry McCrane
  34. Fr. John Eudes Bamberger
    40.David [Schlaver?]
  35. Rose and Dan Lucey
  36. Carol [Plantinga]
  37. Jeff [Merkle]
  38. Frank Yeomans
  39. Br. Christian [photograph removed]
    46.Hans and Ann Hermans
  40. Frank Yeomans, Maria Malanchuk, Arlene Ganem, Brad Wolcott and Vincent [last name unknown]
    48.Carolyn Beehler
    49.Callie and Wim Stone
    50.Caroline S. Wales
    51.Steve and Carol Berry
    52.John and Marjorie Mogabgab
    53.Rudy Hokanson and Susan Miller
    54.Sr. Marci [Marcelline] Yurkovic
  41. Anne and Mary [lastname unknown]
    56.unknown prayer card and photograph [photograph removed]
  42. Br. Anthony, OCSO [photograph removed]
    58.Elaine Blondin Kriedel
  43. P. and C.
  44. Br. Theodore.

Letters from Mich and Mary Zeman

File consists of letters from Mich and Mary Zeman, including two typed letters of recommendation for Mich Zeman and a very long typed letter from Nouwen, as well as a joint letter written by Nouwen and Mich to members of their fall 1980 course, Spiritual Direction.

Letters from Foster Parents Plan

File consists of letters Foster Parents Plan regarding Nouwen's sponsorship of a young boy, Hugo Corini, from Bolivia, including short notes from Hugo's uncle on behalf of Hugo (translated by the agency).

Letters from Peter Ruggere

File consists of letters from Peter Ruggere, writing from the Padres de Maryknoll in Lima, Peru, as well as letters from Sr. Mary Joan Doyle, DC (regarding the construction of a dormitory and night school for shoeshine boys in Cochabamba, Bolivia), as well as a typed letter from Nouwen, addressed to Maria Torre (c/o Ruggere), and a letter from Sofia Mereno-Mendez, a member of the family Nouwen stayed with while in Lima.

Letter from Jane Bernhardt

File consists of a letter from Jane Bernhardt, a portrait artist painting portraits of imprisoned peace activists.

Letters from Michael Christensen

File consists of letters from (Rev.) Michael J. Christensen of the Golden Gate Community Mission in San Francisco, CA., as well as copies of Christensen's articles "The Mystery of Kairos" and "The Mystery of Kenosis".

Letter from Mary Doyle

File consists of a letter from Sr. Mary Joan Doyle, DC, regarding the status of the boy's dormitory she cares for in Cochabamba, Bolivia, which Nouwen raised funds for.

Letters from Frank Gerry

File consists of letters from Frank Gerry, writing from the Philippines, as well as a copy of the journal "Life Forum".

Letters from Chaplain Frank Hamilton

File consists of letters from Frank M. Hamilton, a chaplain in the Presbyterian Church and later in the U.S. Army, including a photo card featuring two photographs of Nouwen giving a lecture.

Letters from Frances Kersjes

File consists of letters from Frances Kersjes, writing from Cochabamba, Bolivia, and two (one very long) typed letters from Nouwen.

Letters from Rose Marciano Lucey

File consists of letters from Rose Marciano Lucey and long typed letter from Nouwen regarding the death of Daniel Lucey, Rose's husband. File also contains memorial cards, obituaries and funeral mass material.

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