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Correspondence, writings, and publicity material

File contains autographed letters, signed (ALS) from Deems Taylor (February 17, 1927), Gordon V. Thompson (May 4, 1927), and Edna St. Vincent Millay (October 6, 1927); letters to Earle Poling (1923-1937); texts of lectures (1925-1952); and, press releases and magazine articles (1928-1960).

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bursar's Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2001
  • Fonds
  • 1831-2017

Fonds consists of the records from the Upper Canada Academy and the period when Victoria University (formerly College) was situated in Cobourg. It includes records of the Academy Treasurer, John Beatty and of the Bursars/Treasurers, John Potts and George Cox.

Subsequent records are from the Bursars of Victoria University:
W.J. Little (1932-1951)
W.C. James (1951-1963)
F.C. Stokes (1963-1985)
Larry Kurtz, (1985-2003)
David Keeling (2004-2009)
Ray deSouza (Present)

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bursar's Office

Translation and research

Series consists of material related to the research and textual studies of Prof. Venkatacharya, including its funding. Material includes notes and annotated texts, translations and transliterations, as well as corrections. Texts appear to be in Sanskrit with Telugu and Devanagari characters, though may also include other alphabets. Also included within the series is material related to the funding for research and publishing projects.


Series consists of personal and professional correspondence. Material includes communication with specific individuals, including Giuseppe Tucci, in addition to departmental communications and letters to publishers. Subject matter represented includes family matters and updates, supervisory responsibilities to students in both Canada and abroad, and reviews of publishing activity.

Chronological files (correspondence)

Series consists of material organized in chronological files, primarily comprised of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Material documents both the personal and professional life of Prof. Venkatacharya. A substantial portion of the material relates to Venkatacharya’s publishing activity as well as the transfer of texts for his research from various publishers, distributors, and libraries in India, particularly The Adyar Library and Research Centre. Additionally, documentation of his academic activity is covered through correspondence with colleagues.
Material also includes received correspondence from family members overseas and provides documentation of Venkatacharya’s various positions in India, Italy, and at the University of Toronto. Series also includes some coverage of his participation with various Toronto South Asian community groups, such as the Hindu Institute of Learning.

Tactics - Indians

File contains annotated newspaper clippings, brief typed report on book store visit and photocopied articles concerning First Nations and labour activism in North America.

Tactics - New Canadians

File contains printed reports and circulars, annotated newspaper clippings, handwritten and typed notes concerning immigrant communities and espionage in Canada within Soviet and European émigré populations, including reports on the Czech, Finnish and Hungarian communities in Canada.

Tactics - Jews

File contains annotated newspaper clippings concerning Canadian Jewish organizations, Soviet-Jewish issues and anti-Semitism. Includes some typed notes.

Tactics - Minority Group

File contains annotated newspaper clippings about Mennonites and First Nations groups and North American politics. Also includes a brief typed note on publication of Russian literature for Canadian Mennonite community.

Tactics - Guerilla Warfare

File contains annotated clippings and a number of typed reports on meetings in Toronto and revolutionary texts reviewed for doctrinal messaging. Topics considered include the FLQ and writing by Franz Fanon and Che Guevera.

Tactics - Culture A, File #2

File contains clippings and some annotations, primarily concerning artists, film and music performances and critical reception of arts and cultural production from Soviet and other Communist countries.

Tactics - Doukhobor

File is comprised of newspaper clippings and articles, some of which have been pasted on paper and annotated, concerning the Doukhobor religious sect.

Tactics - Economic

File is comprised of newspaper clippings, photocopies and articles, some of which have been pasted on paper and annotated throughout, concerning Soviet economic policies, markets, capitalist critiques and economic policies in Canada and around the world.

Tactics - L.P. Camps

File is comprised of newspaper clippings and reports, some of which have been pasted on paper. Contents have been annotated and organized according to subject based classification scheme and include articles and alerts on youth camps, including Ukrainian youth camps and Young Communist League summer camps.

Tactics - Cartoons

File is comprised of clippings of political cartoons, some pasted on paper with annotations and organized according to subject classification scheme.

Tactics - Cuba

File is comprised of clippings, typed and hand-written notes, memos, photocopies and annotations, primarily concerning Cuban-Canadian diplomatic relations and activities.

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