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M.R. Appell Papers

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

Appell, M. R. (Melvin Robert)

M.R. Appell Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1959-2015

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

Appell, M. R. (Melvin Robert)

Don Bailey Papers

Drafts and final typescripts of literary works, correspondence, business and personal papers.

Bailey, Don

James Bacque Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00588
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1962-2007

This collection consists of the bulk of material including the research, manuscript drafts, proofs and correspondence for most of Bacque's fiction and non-fiction works, both published and unpublished. It also includes a large collection of POW correspondence Bacque received after publishing his book Other Losses, which he used for research into his follow-up, Crimes and Mercies. Other material in the collection include manuscripts for Bacques journalism work, along with correspondence and editing work he did with Seal Books in the 1970s.

Bacque, James

Robyn Sarah Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS00127C
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1975-2015

Scope and content:
This collection contains drafts and proofs for a number of Sarah’s published monographs, including Little Eurekas (Biblioasis, 2007), A Day’s Grace (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2003), and The Touchstone: Poems New and Selected (Anansi, 1992), along with correspondence and drafts of Sarah’s contributions to the Porcupine’s Quill Essential Poets series, on Margaret Avison, Don Coles, and George Johnston. Also included are over sixty published examples of Sarah’s poetry, essays, interviews, and fiction, in Canadian and American periodicals such as The Malahat Review, ARC, The Threepenny Review, The Walrus, and The New Quarterly.
In addition, this collection includes correspondence, drafts and published versions of Sarah’s journalistic work, which has appeared in Canadian newspapers such as The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, and The Ottawa Citizen. Materials relating to Sarah’s editorial work for Cormorant Books and House of Anansi Press are also included, along with material pertaining to Sarah’s involvement in numerous literary events.
Contains series:

  1. Works published in periodicals and anthologies
  2. Manuscript proofs
  3. Literary events and appearances
  4. Interviews and general press
  5. Journalism
  6. The Porcupine’s Quill Essential Poets series
  7. Editorial work
  8. Miscellaneous

Sarah, Robyn

Coleman Romalis Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00049G
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1989-1990

Included are audio cassettes and typed summaries of interviews conducted by Coleman Romalis with members of Canada’s Jewish community in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Individuals interviewed by Romalis include Ben Shek, Becky Lapedes, Morris Biderman, Jack Cowan, Sam Lipshitz, Manya Lipshitz, Ben Kayfetz, Polly Weinstein, Henry Weinstein, Dave Ship and Itche Goldberg. Interviews address their involvement in various organizations including the United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO), the International Workers’ Order (IWO), the Labour League, the Workmen’s Circle and the Canadian Jewish Congress.

Romalis, Colman

Charles Ritchie Papers

Includes extensive early personal correspondence between Charles Ritchie and his mother; his brother Roland “Roley” Ritchie; his uncle Charles Stewart; Anne Maher; typescript diary drafts, 1971-1994 for publication; old family and personal photographs; other writings and various material related to his life and work

Ritchie, Charles

Gwendolyn MacEwen Papers

Collection consists of literary papers and manuscripts, personal papers and correspondence, photographs, business records, printed appearances, and books from her library.

MacEwen, Gwendolyn

Kildare Dobbs Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00049C
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1855-2013

This first accession of Kildare Dobbs’s papers contains drafts of his published works (Running to Paradise, The Great Fur Opera, Anatolian Suite: Travels and Discursions in Turkey, The Eleventh Hour: Poems for the Third Millennium, Casablanca: The Poem, Running the Rapids: A Writer’s Life, Cassanova in Venice: A Raunchy Rhyme, Away From Home: Canadian Writers in Exotic Places); other writing drafts, including writing for newspapers, magazines, his contributions to CBC radio programs “Ideas” and “Anthology”; his travel files pertaining to all of the places he visited (and wrote about) around the world; a significant amount of correspondence (both physical and digital correspondence); personal files and documents relating to his family’s history; professional files; photographs; cut-outs and print-outs of published articles; notebooks and journals; audiovisual and digital materials; and other files relating to the life and work of Kildare Dobbs.

Dobbs, Kildare

Edmund Wilson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00768
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1965-1965

Includes drafts, correspondence, photographs and other material mainly pertaining to Edmund Wilson’s O Canada: an American’s notes on Canadian Culture. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965

Wilson, Edmund

George Whipple Papers

Includes Christmas, Easter and miscellaneous albums of original poems and drawings by George Whipple; appearances on audio cassettes; corrected copies of books; correspondence, 2006-2012, including with Margaret Avison’s secretary and biographer, W.J. Keith, Robyn Sarah, Leonard Enns; music score by Leonard J. Enns for Ten Thousand Rivers of Oil

Whipple, George

Derek Walcott Papers

Includes corrected first pass proofs and ‘foul matter’ from Farrar, Straus and Giroux of New York for The Poetry of Derek Walcott, 1948-2013

Walcott, Derek

Richard Teleky Papers

Contains various draft manuscripts, proof sheets, notes and source material for Teleky's novels (Pack Up the Moon, Winter in Hollywood), poetry (The Hermit's Kiss, The Hermit in Arcadia) and non-fiction writing (The Dog on the Bed: A Canine Alphabet; draft versions of short stories for anthologies edited by Teleky (including The Exile Book of Canadian Dog Stories and The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers ed. Frieda Johles Forman); plus some correspondence related to these projects.
Arrangement: The material is arranged chronologically in four series:
1) Monographs;
2) Poetry;
3) Edited volumes;
4) Works by other authors and miscellaneous material.

Teleky, Richard

Craig Stephenson Papers

This first accession of Craig Stephenson’s papers includes manuscripts, proofs, correspondence, writing for academic journals, teaching files and other material related to his life and work.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Writing Files
  3. Journals
  4. Educational Programs and Certifications
  5. Festivals, Lectures and Seminars
  6. Teaching Files
  7. Correspondence + Non-Craig Stephenson works
  8. Professional Associations
  9. Other
  10. Book Reviews
  11. Research
  12. Audio-visual Materials
  13. Magazine and Journal Publications

Stephenson, Craig E.

Alan Stein Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00702
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [199-]-2009

This collection features the bulk of material associated with Alan Stein’s fine press imprint Church Street Press.

Stein, Alan

Sam Solecki Papers

Includes drafts of ‘A Truffaut Notebook’ forthcoming 2015; correspondence with Karen Mulhallen, Michael Ondaatje(restricted), Anne Michaels(restricted), ; photographs of authors; Josef Skvorecky memorial material; research and other material for ‘Collected Letters of Al Purdy’; research for essays on Michael Ondaatje and Al Purdy; interviews with Michael Ondaatje, Czeslaw Milosz, Josef Skvorecky, Joseph Brodsky

Solecki, Sam

Kenneth Sherman Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00740
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970s-2000s

Includes drafts and notes for: Black Flamingo, Cost of Living, Jogging With the Great Ray Charles, Clusters, My Father Kept His Cats Well Fed and Words for Elephant Man. Poem drafts, early essays, course work from York University and literary correspondence, 1980s – 2000s (Irving Layton, Seymour Mayne, Eric Ormsby, Cynthia Ozick, Robyn Sarah, Joe Rosenblatt, Czeslaw Milosz, Philip Roth and others) also form part of this accession.

Sherman, Kenneth

Chava Rosenfarb Papers

Includes drafts and translations of work by Chava Rosenfarb in Yiddish and English; correspondence in Yiddish, Polish, German, French and English between Henry (Heniek) Morgentaler (first husband) and Chava (Ewa) Rosenfarb, 1946-1949; other correspondence, clippings and photograph of Chava with second husband, Bono Wiener.

Rosenfarb, Chava

Ann P. Robson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00753
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1960-1990

Contains notes and transcribed letters taken by Ann Robson as part of research on Helen Taylor (womens’ rights suffragist, daughter of Harriet Taylor Mill, 1808-1858, and stepdaughter of philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873). Includes transcriptions of letters exchanged between members of the Mill-Taylor family, as well as general notes on other 19th and 20th century writing on the subject of women’s rights.
The notes appear to have been taken during Robson’s consultation of a number of different archival collections at different institutions, which she noted in the margins. The bulk of the notes appear to refer to the Mill-Taylor collection held at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Robson, Ann P. (Ann Provost)

Charles Pachter Papers

Scope and content: This accession of Charles Pachter’s papers contains correspondence and files relating to projects (such as the Simcoe Mural Project), events and donations.
Contains series:

  1. Correspondence and events
  2. Contracts and Canadiana fund donations
  3. Exhibitions
  4. Simcoe Mural Project files

Pachter, Charles

Charles Pachter Papers

Includes numerous photographs, documents, letters and other material related to Sara Pachter, Harry Pachter and the extended Pachter and Sanders families; Charles Pachter correspondence, 2000-2009; art-related events and projects; personal diaries (restricted); books inscribed to Pachter by the authors, including Margaret Atwood and Rick Salutin as well as various materials related to the life and work of Charles Pachter

Pachter, Charles

Eric Ormsby Papers

Includes drafts, notes, correspondence (Geoffrey Hill, Dennis O’Driscoll, Ana Maria Pacheco, Sebastian Barker, Peter Nichols, John Metcalf and others), translations and other material from the life and work of poet and scholar Eric Ormsby. Includes translations from Arabic and Persian by Dr. Ormsby of ‘The Shadow of Gilgamesh’ by Fawzi Karim; ‘Between Reason and Revelation’ by Nasiri-i Khusraw (early title ‘ Twin Wisdoms Reconciled: On the Harmony of Reason and Revelation’); class notes from University of Tübingen, 1973-74; Princeton University exams in Arab studies, 1973; copy of Arabic text used as basis for first book, as well as notes and drafts from Tübingen for Theodicy in Islamic Thought; Arabic poetry notes and drafts by Ormsby, 1972; translations of poetry from the Persian of 8th century poet, Tahman; notes, drafts and translation of Goethe Notes and Essays on the West-Eastern Divan; holograph notebooks; early scrapbook, 1955; articles, reviews, translations in The New Criterion, Parnassus, etc. as well as print and audio/visual appearances.

Ormsby, Eric

Eric Ormsby Papers

Includes correspondence, drafts of essays, articles, lectures, curriculum units for Ismaili Institute course, translations and other material related to the life and work of poet, librarian and scholar Eric Ormsby. Ormsby won the prestigious World Book Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2014, for his translation of Between Reason and Revelation: twin wisdoms reconciled: an annotated English translation of Nasir-I Khusraw’s Kitab-I Jami’ al-hikmatayn. Also includes early drawings, 1950s, a book proposal for a children’s book on pets, illustrated by his brother, Allan, as well as other early material. Notebooks contain ideas and early drafts of poems and short pieces, as well as more contemporary colour sketches.

Ormsby, Eric

Dora Mavor Moore Papers

This donation contains items related to Dora Mavor Moore and Francis W. Mavor Moore from Ms. Moore’s home.

Moore, Dora Mavor

Jack MacLeod Papers

Includes photographs, in particular Richard E. Spencer and Shirley Douglas at the unveiling of the Tommy Douglas bust at the Saskatchewan Legislature; notes for his Reflections in my Wintertime; and correspondence and other material related to his diagnosis of terminal cancer.

MacLeod, Jack

Jack MacLeod Papers

Includes drafts of his last novel, to be published posthumously in fall 2016, titled variously ‘No Mean Pastime’, ‘Elevation’ and finally ‘To Build a Better World’; notes and draft of ‘Advice Wise and Otherwise to my Grandchildren’ correspondence with children and grandchildren, Richard E. Spencer; undergraduate journal, 1952-1956; early writing; photographs and other material related to the life and work of Jack MacLeod, or J.T. McLeod. John Tennyson (Jack) McLeod passed away on September 22, 2016.

MacLeod, Jack

Jack MacLeod Papers

This accession of the papers of Jack McLeod (Macleod) contains correspondence with Richard E. Spencer, 2011-2014, a.k.a. ‘Zinger’; 30th anniversary of the literary group P.O.E.T.S. Corner (‘Piss on Everything Tomorrow’s Saturday’) with photographs from February 2010; ‘Advice for my Grandchildren’ commonplace book; personal photographs and other material related to his life and work

MacLeod, Jack

Malka Marom Papers

Includes drafts, research, transcripts, photographs, correspondence and other material related to Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, Conversations with Malka Marom; and Sulha

Marom, Malka

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession for Alberto Manguel’s papers contains manuscripts and page proofs for some of his latest work; many essays, stories, articles and projects; material pertaining to various literary events, lectures, seminars, including his own festival, Atlantide; correspondence; periodicals; research files (for A History of Reading and The Library at Night); personal photographs; and other material related to his life and work primarily in the years between 1998 and 2014.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Essays, Stories and Articles
  3. Projects
  4. Non-Alberto Manguel works - other people’s manuscripts
  5. Atlantide – Literary Festival in Nantes
  6. Festivals, Lectures and Seminars 7. Correspondence
  7. Periodicals
  8. Juries
  9. Personal and Miscellaneous Files
  10. Research Files
  11. Photographs
  12. Slides

Manguel, Alberto

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession for Alberto Manguel’s papers contains manuscripts, including both his and other authors’; information regarding projects; personal correspondence; research; material pertaining to various literary events, lectures, seminars; printed books; periodicals; magazine appearances; clippings; and other material related to his life and work primarily in the years between 2010 and 2012.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Other Writing Files
  3. Non-Alberto Manguel works - other people’s manuscripts
  4. Projects
  5. Jury: Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa
  6. Other Publications
  7. Appearances
  8. Art-related projects
  9. Correspondence
  10. Reviews
  11. Personal and Miscellaneous files
  12. Festivals, lectures and seminars
  13. Research
  14. Audiovisual materials
  15. Arts de México magazines
  16. Publications
  17. Antiquarian book catalogues
  18. Miscellaneous ephemera

Manguel, Alberto

David Laidler Papers

Includes Laidler’s research and teaching notes on various economic theorists (including Lauchlin Currie, Milton Friedman, J.M. Keynes, Alfred Marshall, Allyn Young and others); drafts and print-offs of Laidler’s published journal articles; general correspondence between Laidler and colleagues; copies of reference letters written by Laidler for colleagues and students; correspondence and Laidler’s review comments for various publications; Laidler’s day planners for the years 2004-2011, as well as a small number of newspaper clippings by and about Laidler.

Includes Series:
Series I: Research and teaching notes
Series II: Talks and conference programmes
Series III: Journal articles
Series IV: General correspondence
Series V: Letters of reference
Series VI: Refereeing
Series VII: Miscellaneous material

Laidler, David

Laurie Kahn (Frank Plumpton Ramsey) Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00735
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-1982

Correspondence and research about Frank Plumpton Ramsey (1903-1930), mathematician, philosopher, economist. Ramsey biographer Laura Leavitt-Kahn gathered letters from old school friends of Ramsey, from Winchester School to colleagues and students at Cambridge. Included are her notes and research for the biography, which was never completed. Correspondence from Ramsey’s wife, Lettice, is also present. Copies of some of his work and correspondence to his parents, Wittgenstein and others form part of this material. Originals of these are held by Ramsey’s grandson.

Kahn, Laurie

Bliss Carman Papers

Contains an incomplete handwritten draft of April Airs: A Book of New England Lyrics (1916), which was published by Small, Maynard Publishers, Boston. The poems are primarily handwritten, as well as some previously published poems which are pasted on to loose-leaf paper. All poems are signed and some include edits or editorial remarks in the hand of Bliss Carman. Collection contains a small amount of material sent to R.T Hale, an editor at Small, Maynard, by Bliss Carmen including a photograph with a dedication to Hale, a letter and two signed copies of Four Sonnets (1916), printed by Small, Maynard Publishers.

Carman, William Bliss

Phyllis Grosskurth Papers

This donation contains manuscripts, personal and business correspondence, essays and reviews, notebooks, photographs and other files relating to the life and work of Phyllis Grosskurth.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Correspondence
  3. Articles and Reviews
  4. Conferences, Appearances and Lectures
  5. Correspondence with Agents – David Higham Associates
  6. Grants
  7. Other Files
  8. Personal Files
  9. Photographs
  10. Notebooks
  11. Research

Bruce Whiteman Papers

Includes drafts and research for his work on Constantine Simonides; Frances Jammes; drafts, proofs and other material for Intimate Letters; personal and professional correspondence; reviews and other material related to the life and work of Bruce Whiteman

Whiteman, Bruce

Allan Sratton Papers

This first accession of Allan Stratton’s papers includes a significant amount of juvenilia from elementary school to university; various play and manuscript drafts; photographs; correspondence (predominantly with family and friends); financial records; reviews; posters and promotional items from plays, as well as and other material related to his life and work, from as early as the age of 10 (1961) until 2011.

Stratton, Allan

Allan Sratton Papers

This accession of Allan Stratton’s papers includes manuscripts for The Dogs, The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish, Curse of the Dream Witch; and The Grave Robber’s Apprentice; professional files; correspondence; personal files; addenda for plays such as Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii and earlier plays; juvenilia; and other material related to his life and work.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing
  2. Professional Files
  3. Correspondence
  4. Personal Files
  5. Addenda for Plays
  6. Juvenilia

Stratton, Allan

Allan Sratton Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1953-2015

Manuscript drafts for plays, novels and other writing; correspondence; photographs; juvenilia; and other personal and professional files related to the life and work of Allan Stratton.

Stratton, Allan

Craig Stephenson Papers

This fourth accession of Craig Stephenson’s papers includes drafts and other materials relating to his recent works: Anteros: A Forgotten Myth (2011), Ages of Anxiety (2016), W. H. Auden’s Use of Jung’s Typology (2016), and Possession: Jung’s Comparative Anatomy (2017). It also includes materials relating to Stephenson’s teaching positions, along with talks and lectures given at conferences in recent years. It is supplemented by a small amount of personal correspondence, as well as by documents from the Philemon Foundation, and screenplay drafts on which Stephenson worked as a consultant.
Contains series:

  1. Writing & Editing
  2. Teaching
  3. Conferences & Lectures
  4. Miscellaneous
  5. Personal Correspondence
  6. Philemon Foundation
  7. Consultant Work

Stephenson, Craig E.

Craig Stephenson Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1979-2016

Manuscripts, proofs, correspondence, writing for academic journals, teaching files and other material related to his life and work as a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist.

Stephenson, Craig E.

Karen Mulhallen Papers

Includes editorial material - primarily manuscripts, proofs and correspondence - for issues 137, 138, 140 and 141 of the literary journal Descant, as well as files related to fund-raising activities and outreach. The collection also contains some of Mulhallen's personal and professional files related to her writing and her readings, and material related to her teaching at Ryerson University.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhallen Papers

Collection consists of editorial material - including manuscripts, page proofs and correspondence - for issues of the Mulhallen-edited literary journal Descant (nos. 133-136), as well as manuscripts and other materials of Mulhallen's own literary output. It includes a Renga Talk written in collaboration with artist Virgil Burnett, and material related to her book Sea Horses (Black Moss Press, 2007). The remainder of the collection is research and lecture notes, both for courses taken by Mulhallen when she was a student at the University of Toronto and for her own lectures at Ryerson University, as well as other personal and miscellaneous materials.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhallen Papers

This collection consists primarily of material related to the production of Descant, the literary journal edited by Karen Mulhallen, as well as some of Mulhallen's personal papers. The Descant papers include original manuscripts, correspondence, copy edits, typeset galleys and office administration files.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhalen Papers

Consists of manuscripts, general correspondence, and various papers relating to Descant magazine. The gift also consists of some of Mulhallen's professional and personal correspondence. Also included are correspondence and manuscripts relating to Modern Love, Herm on Tour, War Surgery and In The Era of Acid Rain.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhallen Papers

January Accession, Boxes 1-9:

A collection of papers relating to the edition and publication of Descant, issues 111-115 (2000-2001). Includes author correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, production files, editorial correspondence and notes, subscription lists, and distribution files. Also includes materials relating to Mulhallens trip to Hungary in 2000, a manuscript of Stan Jonnanesen's "Sister Patsy", author photographs for use in Paper Guitar, a proof of the Descant index, donor files, photographs of events, and magnetic tape backups of computer files (issues 88-99 with gaps).

April-May Accession, Boxes 10-16:

Manuscripts and background materials for Mulhallen's War Surgery (1996), and materials for Descant 113-116, including author correspondence, manuscripts and editorial files.

June Accession, Boxes 17-23:

Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and background materials relating to Mulhallen's writings, including The Grace of Private Passage, individual poems, essays, reviews, juvenalia, and other writing. Also includes a collection of her printed appearances 1960-2002.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhallen Papers

Includes interviews and correspondence with prominent Canadian authors, as well as notes and biographical information on them. Also includes correspondence, manuscripts and other editorial papers stemming from her work as an editor at Somerville House, and as editor-in-chief of Descant; drafts, notes and correspondence relating to her literary works.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhallen Papers

This latest accession of Karen Mulhallen’s papers includes editorial material – primarily manuscripts, proofs and correspondence – for issues 144, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 162, 163, 165, 166 and 167of the literary journal Descant. Also included are submissions and rejections to Descant, and general administration files including staff and hiring, financials, correspondence, fundraising, subscriptions and events. There are also files related to the Winston Collins Poetry Prize and Writers’ Reserve competitions, as well as administrative files from Now Hear This! (NHT!) and Students, Writers and Teachers Programs (SWAT), which were charitable organizations created by Descant to improve literacy in Toronto-area schools. The collection also contains some of Mulhallen’s personal and professional files related to her academic and writing career.

Contains series:
Series 1: Descant Production
Series 2: Descant Submissions/Rejections
Series 3: Descant Business and Administration
Series 4: Descant Financials
Series 5: Descant Correspondence
Series 6: Descant Events and Meetings
Series 7: Writers’ Reserve and Winston Collins Prize for Poetry
Series 8: Now Hear This! And Students, Writers and Teachers Programs
Series 9: Karen Mulhallen Personal and Professional Files

Mulhallen, Karen

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