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Giles Blunt Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00665
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1978-2012

Contains notes, source material, and drafts for screenplays and novels; early draft poetry, short stories and other juvenilia; plus reviews of Blunt’s crime fiction novels from various publications. Also contains correspondence between Blunt, his editors, literary agents, publishers and others regarding the research and publication of his works, as well as some general promotional material.

Blunt, Giles

Margaret Atwood Papers

This accession for Margaret Atwood’s papers contains publishers’ correspondence; media; promotional materials; materials related to theatre and film including adaptations of her work and librettos she has written; professional correspondence; personal correspondence; awards and honorary degrees; fan mail; press clippings; and other material related to her life and work.

Atwood, Margaret

Robert Priest Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00662 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1964-2010

Includes several drafts of published and unpublished poems, lyrics, short stories and novels from the author’s youth to 2010; mockups and original artwork for books; correspondence (in particular, letters exchanged between RP and members of The League of Canadian Poets, 1980-1999); pamphlets and magazines by other poets and writers; promotional material for poetry and music events held in the greater Toronto area, 1970-2010.

Priest, Robert

Rudyard Fearon Papers

Includes drafts, editorial and publishing correspondence related to Lost Tongues; first draft and inspiration for ‘The Murmur’ as well as the AGO Poets and Painters project

Marshall McLuhan Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00657
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [196-]-1990

Collection consists predominantly of research and draft materials for The Laws of Media (University of Toronto Press, 1988) as well as related correspondence. Beginning in the early 1970's, at the instigation of McGraw-Hill (the original publisher of McLuhan's 1964 work, Understanding Media) Marshall and Eric McLuhan began generating materials towards what was first conceived of as a revised edition of Understanding Media and subsequently as The Laws of Media, a new work in its own right.

McLuhan, Marshall

John Millyard Papers

This accession for John Millyard’s Papers includes: manuscripts (for The Money Gap and The Money Team), publishing files, correspondence, notes, and other material related to the life and work of John Millyard and Money Jar Publishing.

Contains series:

  1. The Birth of a Book: The Money Gap
  2. The Birth of Another Book: The Money Team
  3. Prospects
  4. Miscellaneous prospects and leads
  5. Publishing Files
  6. Correspondence with Other Writers
  7. Personal Correspondence
  8. Other Files
  9. Notes About the Collection

Millyard, John

Dr. Peter Ernst Collection of Dr. George William Ross papers 1918-1983

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00648
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1918-1983

Includes research, notes and drafts for a biography of Sir Frederick Grant Banting (1891-1941) by Dr. George William Ross (d.1948), friend and colleague of Banting. Ross’ father was the fifth Premier of Ontario from 1899-1905, Sir George William Ross (1841-1914). Dr. G.W. Ross lost both his sons in World War II. The bulk of the material covers the 1920s to 1941, the year of Banting’s death. Banting’s letters to his mother, medical

Ernst, Peter

Miller, Scott and Dunlop Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00643
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1885-1980

Includes a large number of family photographs and 8mm film pertaining to the Miller, Scott and Dunlop families. Photograph collection includes two intact daguerreotype portraits. Collection of personal drawings and etchings by William J. Miller, including the original zinc and copper etching plates. Miscellaneous letters and ephemera relating to the families, including copies of George M. Miller's estate.

Miller Family

Lorna Goodison Papers

Includes early poetry drafts, many unpublished; Goldengrove corrected proofs, partial drafts and correspondence; Controlling the Silver drafts with holograph revisions ; miscellaneous holograph and word processed drafts of Turn Thanks, including some unpublished work and ink sketches; drafts of Travelling Mercies; From Harvey River drafts, proofs and correspondence (including early drafts titled ‘Rocksteady’ or ‘Rock Steady’) with editorial revision and correspondence; Fool-Fool Rose is Leaving Labour-in-Vain Savannah drafts; print, audio and video appearances by author, poet and professor Lorna Goodison.

Goodison, Lorna

Margaret Atwood Papers

Includes drafts, correspondence and other material for In Other Worlds: Science Fiction and the Human Imagination; essays, short pieces, speeches, activism, charitable pursuits, publishing and personal correspondence, books in translation and various editions, DVDs and CDs of appearances, posters, flyers, and other material related to the life and work of Margaret Atwood.

Atwood, Margaret

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession for Alberto Manguel’s Papers includes archival material and work related to his life predominantly between the years of 2009-2011. Featured within this accession are new manuscript drafts for novels; music and art projects for the Fondation Cartier: Moebius - Transe Forme Exhibit (“Metamorphoses” anthology by A.M.), and for the Metropolitan Opera; original drawings; other writers’ manuscripts and page proofs; material pertaining to various lectures, seminars and readings; printed books; periodicals; magazine appearances; clippings; the Lettres d’Automne and Montauban DVDs; 2007 Massey Lecture: The City of Words CD; and significant correspondence with Westwood Agency, Schavelzon Agency, and author, Isabel Huggan.

Manguel, Alberto

Sean Kane Papers

Includes correspondence with Margaret Atwood, primarily about the work of Robert Bringhurst, and Sean Kane’s The Cloud Herder; Graeme Gibson, including his screenplay of As For Me and My House by Sinclair Ross; Robert Bringhurst, including drafts of works by Bringhurst; Scott Symons correspondence, partly concerning Civic Square, Helmet of Flesh, [including Morocco letters] 1974- , drafts of Civic Square; John McConnell correspondence and novel draft; extensive editorial and personal Dennis Lee correspondence, 1970-2010 and extensive draft material of poems, prose, including literary essays and other material by Dennis Lee, with extensive editorial comments by Sean Kane.

Kane, Sean

Mark Satin Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00629
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1957-[200-]

Collection includes correspondence, documents and other material related to the activities of Mark Satin and the Toronto Anti-Draft Programme; Vietnam War resisters; the Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada.

Satin, Mark

George Fetherling Papers

This donation contains drafts of manuscripts such as Indochina: Now and Then, Plans Deranged by Time as well as play adaptation of Fetherling’s Walt Whitman’s Secret by Sean O’Leary; and personal and business correspondence.

Fetherling, George

John Millyard Papers

This accession for John Millyard's papers includes: drafts, notes, manuscripts, research accounts, business files, photography (predominantly from the 1960s-70s) and other material related to the life and work of John Millyard and Money Jar Publishing.

Millyard, John

Jack MacLeod Papers

Includes personal correspondence, particularly with old friend R.E. ‘Dick’ Spencer, a.k.a. ‘Zinger’, drafts, photographs, radio scripts, essays, lectures and other material related to the life and work of Jack McLeod [J.T. McLeod, Jack Macleod]

MacLeod, Jack

Jack Batten Papers

This latest accession of Jack Batten’s papers includes material – research, manuscripts and other editorial matter – for various Batten books, including: The Man Who Ran Faster than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat, The Annex: The Story of a Toronto Neighbourhood, Learned Friends: A Tribute to 50 Remarkable Advocates, 1950-2000, Silent in an Evil Time: The Brave War of Edith Cavell and The War to End All Wars: The Story of World War I. It also includes research and manuscripts for his freelance work, primarily for magazines, as well as his radio scripts and other projects.

Batten, Jack

Coach House Press Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00620
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [196-]-2005

This is the first accession of the Coach House Press (CHP) papers by the Fisher Library. It primarily includes files accumulated and maintained by Stan Bevington, founder of the CHP. (While Library and Archives Canada holds a significant amount of Coach House Press materials, Bevington held back many of his own personal files related to CHP, with the intention of donating them to the Fisher Library). The papers include accounting materials for the Press–price quotes, sales invoices, payroll information, etc. –and other materials related to the running of the CHP. It also includes material collected by Bevington, dubbed “Stan’s ephemera,” which contain handwritten notes written by Bevington, as well as correspondence, programs and other assorted and interesting items.
The collection is particularly noteworthy for its extensive collection of computer-related material, including the files for SoftQuad, the company co-founded by Bevington that was at the forefront of the digital age in publishing. Bevington is considered a publishing pioneer in the transition to digital technology from traditional typesetting.

Coach House Press

Igor Belousovitch Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00619
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1962-1996

The Belousovich Collection of Samizdat and independent press is composed of various periodicals, manuscripts, and miscellaneous documents ranging from the 60s to the early 90 from the Soviet Union.
The series PERIODICALS forms the largest section of the collection. It includes publications dating predominately from the late 80s and early 90s. As the Soviet Union was undergoing strong political changes under Mikhail Gorbachev, many political organizations became more public with their activities and beliefs. This phenomenon was due to Glasnost, a policy introduced by Gorbachev that called for political openness of governing institutions, as well as, diminished censorship and greater freedom of speech. The majority of the periodicals in the collection date to this historical period and are of political nature. Many of the periodicals are the publications of various political parties and movements. The material is organized alphabetically by periodical title, and within each title by date.
In addition to periodicals, the Belousovitch collection also includes a large MANUSCRIPTS section. Many of the manuscripts date to the 70s and the 80s and are in Samizdat form. Among some of the most notable manuscripts in the collection is a 1700-page memoir by Maria Shapiro about her experiences in the Soviet gulag, and various works written by Dmitrii Dudko and Vladimir Albrekht. The material is arranged alphabetically by author.
The OTHER section consists of miscellaneous documents dating from the 60s to 80s. A notable number of original anguished appeals from the Soviet Union, written to U.S. officials, is one of the highlights. Another section of the collection that is worth special mention is the older Samizdat material. It contains various documents pertaining to Yurii Orlov’s Helsinki group, as well as, many other interesting documents. The material is ordered alphabetically according to broad subject categories, such as Court Cases, Human Rights, or Religion.

Belousovitch, Igor

Barry Callaghan Papers

Includes material related to Exile: the literary quarterly, edited by Barry Callaghan, issues 29:3 to 34:1. This accession includes an accrual of manuscripts, typescript proofs, page proofs, correspondence and other materials related to the production of the journal from 2006-2009. Includes stories by Gloria Vanderbilt, as well as extensive correspondence related to the establishment of the The Gloria Vanderbilt Short Fiction Contest, in memory of her son Carter V. Cooper.

Callaghan, Barry

Ray Smith Papers

Collection consists of novel manuscripts for various novels, including The Man Who Loved Jane Austen; The Man Who Hated Emily Bront?; Flushed with Victory: Jack Bottomly Among the Virgins; drafts of a new novel, It Floats: Jack Bottomly Among the Politicians; journalism; correspondence with business associates, including publishers and personal correspondence with authors and friends; and other material related to the life and work of Ray Smith.

Smith, Ray

Elspeth Cameron Papers

This accession for Elspeth Cameron’s Papers includes archival material related to her life and work predominantly between the years of 2005-10. Featured within this accession are her speech for the Margaret Laurence Lecture (apart of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s annual lecture series), as well as research materials and photographs for her book, And Beauty Answers: The Life of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle (2007).

Cameron, Elspeth

Talacko Collection of Czech Authors

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00612
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 18-

Correspondence, poems and short stories written by a variety of late 19th century Czech authors. Includes members of the “Maj” group, Josef Svatopluk Machar, founder of “The Czech moderns”, Adolf Černy, Eliška Krásnohorská, František Táborský and composer Karel Weis.

Machar, Josef Svatopluk

Jan Drabek Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00611
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1971-1986

Correspondence between Jan Drabek, Josef Škvorecký, Zdena Salivarová, and Lumír Salivar (1971-1986), concerning 68 Publishers, Czech writers in exile, Czech publishing and translating. Includes information regarding surreptitious funding being given by several organizations to Czech banned writers, letters outing Czech cultural figures supporting Bolshevik organizations and includes also references to author and President Václav Havel, Nobel laureate Jaroslav Seifert and filmmaker Miloš Forman.

Drabek, Jan

Klement Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00610
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1933-2004

Papers consist of “birthday books”- albums created by Anna Pachner Klement for her grandson, Tomaš (Tomi), beginning at age two, when he was diagnosed with Sydenham’s chorea. Albums depict stories of a young boy and his adoring grandmother and the life of one Jewish family during the 1930’s. Two years after Tomi’s birth, Adolf Hitler came to power, and the albums begin to record the changing attitude towards Jews in Czechoslovakia. The last album was written in 1940 and in it Mrs. Klement describes how they are forbidden to go to the theatre or the movies. Also included in the family papers are photo albums, photographs, Anna Klement’s diaries, poems by Anna Klement, family papers including obituaries, marriage certificates, etc., and Olga Klement’s diaries as well as her art work, autobiography, correspondence, notebooks and betacam tapes.

Klement Family

Crad Kilodney Papers

Includes correspondence with reader/friends and signed photo card of Hollywood actor Brett Halsey.

E.R. Hunter Papers

Includes personal diaries of E.R. Hunter's mother, Ethelwyn Walker, 1890-1903; extensive personal correspondence between husband and wife, Sir Byron Edmund Walker and Lady Mary Alexander Walker, 1873-1921; and correspondence between Lady Mary Alexander Walker and her sister Eliza I. Alexander, sister 1902-1921

Hunter, E. Robert

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession of Alberto Manguel’s Papers complements and builds on the existing collections held at the Fisher Library. (Please MS Colls. 00405, 00425, 00444, 00477, 00522 and 00541.) It consists of manuscripts – in English, Spanish and French – for Manguel’s numerous writing projects, as well as the manuscript for his 2010 book A Reader on Reading, along with proofs and other materials related to the book. Among other works represented in this collection are an operatic libretto he composed to accompany music by Oscar Strasnoy titled Un retour (it premiered at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in 2010), his novel All Men Are Liars, City of Words, Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey: A Biography, and catalogues and books on the artists Miquel Barceló and Glen Baxter.

Manguel, Alberto

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

Helen Weinzweig Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00603
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1945-2003

Collection includes extensive correspondence with friends, family, fans, editors and publishers; drafts of manuscripts and notes for Passing Ceremony, Basic Black with Pearls, A View From the Roof, Bridge of Sighs, A Classical Education (including Dave Carleys scripts for theatre) and other short stories and pieces, such as The Zurich Years: a memoir of my mother, also My Mothers Luck; haiku; Zen Buddhism material; lectures; reviews; appearances; extensive typed and holograph personal journal, 1958-2000s, including from various travels (China, Japan, Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, Cuba, Canada and the United States) and at home; photographs; books; print ephemera; her typewriter and other material related to her life and work.

Weinzweig, Helen

David Donnell Papers

Includes holograph, typescript and word processed drafts of poems, reviews and other work by David Donnell; material, including student work, relating to teaching master poetry classes at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto; correspondence; print, appearances and other material related to the life and work of David Donnell.

Donnell, David

Eric Wright Papers

Includes various drafts and edited drafts of published and unpublished works, correspondence, reviews and other material relating to the following: The Day We Sold The Cabin; Me and Fred; Joe Barley and the Russian Mob; A Likely Story; A Hemingway Caper; Bringing in the Sheaves; the first ten Charlie Salter books; Death of a Sunday Writer; Always Give A Penny...; Moodie's Tale; Death of a Hired Man; My Brother's Keeper; The Last Hand; Death on the Rocks; and print appearances in various journals.

George Fetherling Papers

Includes correspondence, drafts and proofs for River of Gold: the Fraser and Cariboo gold rushes; The Sylvia Hotel Poems; Walt Whitman’s Secret; personal and professional correspondence; inscribed copies of GF books; 1 CD; scrapbooks

Fetherling, George

Stillman Drake Papers

The collection consists of manuscript, computer-generated drafts, and galleys of Stillman Drake’s published works; offprints of his periodical articles; offprints of articles by other writers in the history of science; Drake’s correspondence; and book invoices; and miscellaneous items.

Drake, Stillman

Rabbi Benjamin Wolf Singer (Zeev) Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00596
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 19--

Typescript and copies of typescript of a Novellae by rabbinic scholar Singer (1855-1930).

Singer, Rabbi Benjamin Wolf (Zeev)

Margaret Atwood Papers

This year’s accession of Margaret Atwood Papers complements and builds on the Atwood papers held at the Fisher Library. It includes the manuscript drafts of The Year of the Flood (published 2009), along with editorial material (manuscripts, galleys, correspondence) for other Atwood books and projects including Rude Ramsey and the Roaring Radishes, Payback, the stage version of The Penelopiad, The Blind Assassin, The Handmaid’s Tale, among other titles, and also includes various speeches, book reviews and other writing work.

Lawrence Hill Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00593
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1915-2008

This collection consists of extensive material - manuscripts, research materials, correspondence - related to published books by Lawrence Hill, including Any Known Blood; Some Great Thing; The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name; Black Berry, Sweet Juice; Women of Vision: the Story of the Canadian Womens Association; Trials and Triumphs: the Story of African Canadians; The Deserter's Tale: the Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq, among other titles and projects. It also includes correspondence, photographs, family histories and other material related to the life and work of Hill.

Hill, Lawrence

John Millyard Papers

This accession of John Millyard's papers is the first by the Fisher Library. It consists primarily of materials - including manuscripts, correspondence and research materials used to produce the books The Money Jar (first published by Key Porter Books, 1990), The Money Gap (published by Money Jar Publishing, 1997), and The Money Team (Money Jar Publishing, 1999). It also consists of material related to Money Jar Publishing, Millyard's independent company, and for the book Fiddlers and Whores (London: Chatham, 2006), a diary/journal written in 1807 by a man who worked as a surgeon with Lord Nelson's fleet in the Mediterranean, which Millyard was instrumental in getting published.

Millyard, John

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

Alberto Manguel Papers

This latest accession of the Alberto Manguel Papers complements and builds on the existing Manguel Papers held at the Fisher Library (see MS Colls 00405, 00425, 00444, 00477, 00522, 00541). It includes manuscripts for City of Words (the 2007 Massey Lecture delivered by Manguel, and published by House of Anansi Press) and All Men Are Liars, a novel begun in English in the early 1990s but eventually completed, and published, in Spanish as Todos los hombres son mentirosos. It also includes French translations, including manuscripts and page proofs, of the above three books. As well, the collection consists of the manuscripts, primarily in English and Spanish, for Manguel’s numerous writing projects in 2008-09, and material from various projects, including the 2009 TVO-produced television series “Empire of the Words.” The collection also includes correspondence – including letters and notes from writers Isabel Huggan, Anne Michaels, Rohinton Mistry, P.K. Page and Susan Swan – literary jury work, manuscripts sent to Manguel for review or reading, and an extensive collection of antiquarian book catalogues collected by Manguel.

Manguel, Alberto

Adrian Gibson Dafoe Papers

Includes material related to Dr. W. A. Dafoe’s medical training and career; posting to #4 General Hospital, Salonica [Thessaloniki], Greece, during World War I; Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe and the Dionne Quintuplets; University of Toronto Athletics Association, especially Lacrosse, and hockey; other sports-related; Dafoe/Van Deusen family history; work at the Wellesley Hospital; Dr. Murray L. Barr and his work on sex chromosomes and sex determinants [Dr. Barr was ‘one of my babies’ – Dr. W.A. Dafoe delivered him]; unpublished memoirs by Dr. W. A. Dafoe; medical degrees; Lester B. Pearson material

Dafoe, Adrian Gibson

Frances Dafoe Papers

Includes original colour sketches of costume designs, costume notes, scripts, photographs of designs and cutting instructions for costumes designed by Frances Dafoe, including for CBC programmes such as ‘Come By the Hills’, ‘Wayne and Shuster’; Charlottetown Festival Shows [Charlottetown, PEI], including ‘Mary’, ‘Paradise Hill’, ‘Life Can be Like Wow!’, ‘Aimee’, ‘Rowdyman’, ‘Swing’, ‘Ballade’, ‘Turvey’ (‘Private Turvey’s War’), ‘Sunshine Town’, costumes for the film ‘The Magic Show—starring Doug Henning’, with inscribed poster; Expo ‘67 – Pepsi; CNE Grandstand Show 1968 [Sea to Sea: The Iron Miracle]; ‘Rodeo’ – The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 1973; General Motors dealers show at the O’Keefe Centre 1968; Ice Princess: the Tai Babilonia Story [final title: ‘On Thin Ice: the Tai Babilonia Story’ 1990, film about Olympic figure skaters pair Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner], some correspondence and other material related to the life and work of Frances Dafoe

Dafoe, Frances Helen

Erika Ritter Papers

Includes research, drafts and print related to The Hidden Life of Humans; The Dog by the Cradle, the Serpent Beneath; “Unmuzzled” column for Dogs in Canada; The Great Big Book of Guys; The Girl I Left Behind Me; travel writing; CBC Radio writing and hosting; appearances; comedy pieces; notes for speeches, talks and readings; various radio pieces; “The Ark Gallery/Noah’s Arcade” radio programme; published and unpublished work; memorials; book reviews; professional and personal correspondence, 2004-2006 and other material related to the life and work of Erika Ritter

Ritter, Erika

John Slater Papers

Includes correspondence between John Slater and Ronald William Clark (1916-1987), biographer of Bertrand Russell and author of several biographies and other books; Kenneth Blackwell, McMaster University Archivist in charge of the Bertrand Russell archives; Pearla Clark, his second wife, and Elizabeth Clark, his third wife; as well as various friends and neighbours of the Clarks in London, England [Campden Street]

Lorna Goodison Papers

Includes copy edited manuscripts and galleys with detailed revision for U.S. version of Lorna Goodison’s From Harvey River: A Memoir of my Mother and her Island, Amistad/Harper Collins and paperback version, with new subtitle.

Goodison, Lorna

Mykhailo Sytnyk Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00578
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1939-1982

The collection consists of correspondence between Sytnyk and his mother in Ukraine, whom he found in the last years of his life; other relatives in Ukraine; and his wife Hanna Cherin. The letters from Volodymyr Vynnychenko, a writer and political leader, forms the large part of the correspondence. The collection also includes some of Sytnyk's personal documents. The collection also contains many photographs of Sytnyk. They were taken when he was living in Lviv, Kyiv, Germany, and the United States. He was photographed with famous Ukrainian literary figures, such as, for example, IaUri- Kosach and IaUri- Klen (pseud. of Oswald Burghardt). The collection also contains Sytnyk's publications. These include two of his manuscripts, and a number of clippings of his poetry published in different periodicals. The collection also includes many articles about Sytnyk. In addition, the collection consists of material collected by John Luczkiw for a collection of Sytnyks poetry entitled TaSvit paporoti (Flower of the Fern). Luczkiw compiled the bibliography of Sytnyks works that was incorporated into the publication. The collection is organized into six series: biographical records, correspondence, publications, photographs, bibliographical materials, and miscellaneous.

Sytnyk, Mykhailo

Frances Dafoe Papers

Includes a complete record of the career of Frances Dafoe as a costume designer for a wide variety of projects. Includes full colour drawings, photographs, slides and rough sketches for many CBC television programs(1950s-1990s), including ‘Juliette’, ‘Tommy Ambrose Show’, ‘Front Page Challenge’, ‘The Tommy Hunter Show’, ‘Brenda Lee’, ‘One of a Kind’ – with Rita Allen Greer and Kathie McNeil, ‘Holiday Ranch’, ‘Tom Jones’, ‘Stars on Ice’, ‘The Rene Simard Show’, 1980 Genie Awards, ‘I’ll Never Get to Heaven’, and ‘Back to the Beanstalk’. Most are original full colour drawings with fabric samples and notions attached, and colour photographs of the finished design in many cases. Dafoe’s costume design has been nominated for Gemini Awards many times. Dafoe designed costumes for the Closing Ceremonies of the Calgary Olympics in 1988; various theatre productions—especially for The Charlottetown Festival; various commercial designs, including for 1960s General Motors Automobile shows and Eaton’s wedding dresses; some project-related correspondence; videotapes; posters; and other material related to her life and work. Frances Dafoe’s uncle, Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe delivered the Dionne Quintuplets with telephone assistance from Dafoe’s father, Toronto physician Dr. William A. Dafoe.

Dafoe, Frances Helen

Martin Ahvenus Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00574
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [192-]-2006

This collection of papers from the famed Toronto bookseller includes administrative records from his shop Village Books, including invoices, correspondence, book lists, as well as individual files related to the running of the store and the publishing arm of Village Books. It also contains material related to Ahvenus’ work as an appraiser, correspondence with various Canadian authors, a travel diary from 1993-94, and books, many of them signed and inscribed by the authors.

Avenus, Martin

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