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Fonds includes a Minute book 1898-1916, with programs pasted in; 1906 revised Constitution; correspondence to and from members, 1913-1916; undated list of members.
Toronto Clef Club
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Fonds includes a Minute book 1898-1916, with programs pasted in; 1906 revised Constitution; correspondence to and from members, 1913-1916; undated list of members.
Toronto Clef Club
This fonds contains 35 accessions
A2008-0006: Official Convocation Roll Book 2007 consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates, Spring and Fall Convocations. User copy available.
A1992-0011: Amendments to convocation rolls for 1988 as recorded in January, 1989, and for 1991 as recorded in January, 1992.
A1992-0017: Official Convocation roll book
A1993-0005: Official Convocation roll book and changes processed in 1992. Unofficial printed set in print room.
A1994-0005: Convocation Roll for the year 1993 and approved changes from 1952 to 1993; Unofficial printed set in print room
A1995-0002: Amendments to the Convocation Roll book vols. 1969 to v.1996 processed in 1997. No changes were made in vols. 1970-1977; 1979-1981; Convocation Roll Book 1997.
A1996-0002: 1995 convocations and changes from 1956-1995; lists of diplomas upgraded to honours and in absentia graduates included. Unofficial printed set in print room.
A2002-0002: Official changes to Convocation Roll Books processed in the year 2001 relating to vols from 1970 to 2000 including re-issued diplomas in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Juris Doctor (JD) for graduates in 1939 -2000.
Official University of Toronto Convocation Roll Book for 2001 with amendments. NB: Trinity College programme was not received.
A1997-0001: Convocation Roll Book for 1996. Unofficial printed set in print room.
A1998-0002: Amendments to the Convocation Roll book vols. 1969 to v.1996 processed in 1997. No changes were made in vols. 1970-1977; 1979-1981; Convocation Roll Book 1997.
A1999-0002: Convocation Roll Book 1998 and amendments as recorded in February 1999 with reference to rolls 1973 to 1998.
A2000-0002: Amendments processed in 1999 to Convocation Roll vols. 1970 to 1998 and Convocation Roll Book 1999.
A2001-0008: Amendments processed in 2000 to Convocation Roll volume 1969 to vol. 2000.
A2001-0020: Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings and statistical data prepared for "Student Statistics" publications, for the federal and provincial governments, university officials, academic divisions, other institutions on various categories relating to students, teaching staff, alumni, women, enrolment, withdrawal and other data required to allocate university entitlement to operating grants, basic income unit and fees. Some statistical data relate to information from 1843.
A2003-0001: Official Convocation Roll consists of Amendments (1952-2001), Diplomas Upgraded to Honours (1982-2002), In Absentia Graduates, Spring and Fall Convocations (2002).
A2004-0004: Official Convocation Roll 2003 consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates, conferring of degrees in the Spring and in the Fall Convocations including conferment of honorary degrees, the installation of the 31st Chancellor and the graduation ceremony in Hong Kong. Some copies are annotated; User copy in the Print Room.
A2005-0009: Official Convocation Roll consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates (01), Spring (02-03) and Fall Convocations (04). User copy in the print room.
A2006-0009: Official Convocation Roll Book 2005 consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates, Spring and Fall Convocations. User copy available.
A2007-0001: Official Convocation Roll Book 2007 consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates, Spring and Fall Convocations. User copy available.
A2009-0004: Amendments to Convocation Roll Books vols. 1982 to 2007 processed from January to December 31, 2008 ; the changes are listed by the year of graduation.
A2009-0005: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, Diploma Upgraded to Honours, Undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges and federated universities, Asia Pacific [Hong Kong], Spring and Fall convocations. User copy available.
A2010-0004: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.
A2011-0001: Amendments to Convocation Roll Books vols. 1962-2010 processed from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010. The changes are listed by the year of graduation to facilitate filing.
A2011-0003: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.
A2014-0016: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.
A2014-0017: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.
A2014-0018: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.
A2015-0001:Amendments to Convocation Roll Books vols. 1967-2014 ( 1967-2014) processed from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. The changes are listed by the year of graduation to facilitate filing.
A2015-0013: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.
A2016-0010: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities.
A2017-0007: Amendments to Convocation Roll Books 2016
A2018-0001: Amendments to Convocation Roll Books 2017
A2018-0008: Official roll (unbound) 2017
A2019-0024: Convocation Roll Books, In Absentia Graduates, Diplomas Upgraded to Honours from 2000, and Convocation Roll Books Amendments Processed in 2013.
University of Toronto. Office of Convocation
The records that make up the Arthur M. Zimmerman fonds document his professional activities and research endeavours from the 1960s to the present. They are rich in correspondence and manuscript drafts of articles and seminars that document the collaborative research efforts among Zimmerman and his colleagues. The correspondence files are especially insightful on Zimmerman’s relationship with his students both while they were under his supervision and later in their careers. Series of professional correspondence, recommendations, reviews and editorial positions give evidence to Zimmerman’s role as an expert whose knowledge and opinions were sought by his peers. Finally, records that reflect his teachings of courses within in the Department of Zoology are contained more or less in one series, Teaching Files.
Finally as one might expect in personal records, there is very little evidence of his role in University administrative positions. Neither is there any significant amount of records documenting his personal life. The Personal Correspondence series, for example, contains mainly correspondence regarding professional appointments and remuneration.
These records will be of general interest to researchers studying the history of science and particularly of cellular biology, the history of the teaching of science, and the history of any of the associations to which Dr. Zimmerman was active. It may also be useful to those researching the role of scientists in society in general, especially with respect to the their influence on issues surrounding drug abuse.
Zimmerman, Arthur M.
Fonds includes 110 files of sketches and final copies for many of his musical works; 3 files of theoretical and critical writings; and, 1 file of programs and press notices.
Fonds includes manuscript scores of compositions and arrangements written for Boss Brass recordings. All arrangements are by Rob McConnell. The fonds also includes some original compositions by McConnell. Scores are assigned dates based on the date of recording by Boss Brass, and later by the Rob McConnell Tentet.
Fonds includes computer-generated scores and parts for his original works, as well as his many arrangements for violoncello ensembles of works by other composers, written 1965-2006. Many of the arrangements were done for The Yale Cellos; Aldo Parisot and The Yale Cellos; Shauna Rolston; The Banff Violas; Lee Armstrong and the Birmingham Cello Group. Many contain program notes.
Files relating to union certification, contract/memorandum of agreement, applications of union membership, minutes of meetings, membership list, grievance case files, subject files, newsletters.
B2019-0032 includes a folder with memos, newsletters, strike bulletins, and newspaper clippings related to the 20-day strike by library workers in 1975.
Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 1230
Fonds consists of records documenting the career of architect and educator H. H. Madill:
B1977-0029: Newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets about the Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC); personal correspondence, early education diplomas; World War I service papers as Lt-Col in Canadian Army. Also includes photoprints of Queen's Own Rifles at Aldershot, England, 1910; Canadian Officers' Training Corp officers at Niagara Camp, 1915 and 1940; medal presentations and formal dinners; steeple chases; series of photos dealing with the 'Polish Army in Canada' during World War I.
B1979-0046: Correspondence, scrapbook of newspaper clippings, publications relating to Prof. Madill's career at the School of Architecture from his appointment in 1934; records about the firm of Craig & Madill, Architects. Also includes file of notes, correspondence, and report to the Civic Advisory Council, City of Toronto, regarding the use of City Hall as a Court House building (1950-1952).
Madill, Henry Harrison
This fonds from the Engineering Alumni Association contain 8 accessions. See accession-level descriptions for more details.
University of Toronto. Engineering Alumni Association
Fonds consists of administrative records and correspondence.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Acta Victoriana
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.
Fonds consists of correspondence from Ross Parmenter and two article reviews discussing two of Mr. Parmenter’s publications.
These records document the life and career of social and military historian, Professor Desmond Morton. They relate primarily to his research and writings; his administrative and teaching duties at Erindale College, University of Toronto; his political activities in the New Democratic Party; and his work as a consultant to the government of Ontario on educational matters and to the federal government, primarily with regard to defence issues.
Included is correspondence, both personal and professional; administrative files from his years at Erindale College; course and lecture notes and other teaching materials; research notes, drafts of manuscripts and publications (with covering correspondence), and copies of his newspaper columns, and radio and moving image scripts. There are extensive files relating to other professional activities, to political activities generally and to election campaigns in particular. There also files on his work as a consultant, primarily with the Department of National Defence and, in particular, with regard to the Somalia affair. Related to these textual records are photographs, posters, audiotapes and videotapes.
Correspondence, curricula notes, photographs, diary, offprints of Gilbert Norwood. Some personal papers of Frances M. H. Norwood. Photographs include members of the Norwood family; men and women of the Canadian General Hospital No. 4 (University of Toronto) posing on front of University College. (Photoprint of Canadian General Hospital No. 4 taken by Panoramic Camera Co., Toronto.)
B2018-0005 contains a file of mimeographed and annotated copies of two one-act plays by Gilbert Norwood: "Brightening the Classics: a college farce in one act" and and "Pandora's Box", written in 1932 and 1933 and produced in the theatre space at the University College Women's Union in 1934, with a covering letter from Ruth Davidson, wife of Edward ("Ted") Moss Davidson (BA, UC 1934) who acted in both plays.
Fonds consists of transcriptions and original compositions for string quartet and orchestra, copies of Frank Blachford's songs, and a program from a performance by Blachford at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Many of Blachford's transcriptions are not dated.
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 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.
Personal records of W. Harding le Riche, documenting his personal life in South Africa and Canada and his career as an epidemiologist, especially at the School of Hygiene and in the Department of Preventative Medicine at the University of Toronto.
The records include correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and photographs; drafts of articles, chapters of books and whole books, including le Riche’s Memoirs; addresses; course outlines, lecture notes and other teaching files; conference files; and reports derived from academic research and consulting work. There is also a set of LPs consisting of a recording by the South African Broadcasting Corporation of a 1966 lecture series by Raymond Dart, an eminent anthropologist who first described Australopithecus africannus.
Le Riche, William Harding
Correspondence, diaries, greeting cards, photographs, lists of contents of library, obituaries, letters of condolence, and other material documenting the lives of Crawford Brough (C.B.) and Kathleen (Kay) Macpherson and the professional activities of C.B. Macpherson as professor of political science at the University of Toronto.
Macpherson, C. B.
Fonds consists of jazz compositions, dance band arrangements, and biographical materials.
Fonds consists of compositions, programs and reviews, photographs and family documents.
Fonds includes audio tapes, video art works, correspondence, compositions and arrangements, scrapbooks, and term papers for Taussig's graduate courses.
Fonds contains music manuscripts, photographs, and programs.
Architectural drawings relating to buildings designed by Mathers & Haldenby, Architects for the University of Toronto including 21 King's College Circle (Bookshop), Archives Building (Canadiana Gallery), Botany Building (Tanz Neuroscience), Connaught Labs (1 Spadina Crescent and Dufferin Divisions), David Dunlap Observatory, Forestry building, Hygiene and Public Health Building (Fitzgerald), Sir Daniel Wilson Residence, Power House Building, Rosebrugh Building, Robarts Library, Sigmund Samuel Library, Simcoe Hall, South Borden Building, Thermodynamics building, University College, and Whitney Hall.
Also includes drawings for 2 private residences.
Mathers & Haldenby, Architects
Collection consists of reference materials relating to John Francis Johnstone's compositions for voice and piano, his family, and the performance of his songs after his death.
Johnstone, John Francis
Fonds consists of 2 accessions:
B1968-0002 (1939-1948): Records of the University of Toronto Women's War Service Committee, consisting of files of its Central Committee and the Committee for British Overseas Children. Included is correspondence, minutes, financial records and reports. Some restrictions apply to this accession.
B1972-0004 (1939-1951): Records of the University of Toronto Women's War Service Committee, including its Central Committee and sub-committees, including the Committee for British Overseas Children. Included is correspondence, constitution, reports, and press coverage.
University of Toronto. Women's War Service Committee
Fonds consists of the records of Dr. Fraser Mustard, documenting his long and varied career in health, medicine and education, and his work building interdisciplinary, cross-university institutions for research and advocacy. The contents of the fonds primarily document the last 20-30 years of Dr. Mustard’s career, although there is some coverage of his early research and teaching career in medicine. The fonds provides a significant record of the work of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR) and Founders’ Network, as well as the Early Years Report, Council for Early Childhood Development (CECD), Aga Khan University and Dr. Mustard’s work in Australia.
Records include correspondence, day planners and itineraries, travel files, meeting notes, presentation slides, news clippings, reports, minutes, outreach material, photographs and other records documenting Dr. Mustard’s speeches, awards and honours, writing, travel, and support for various government initiatives, businesses, academic institutions and community organizations. Evident throughout is Dr. Mustard’s innovative approach to pedagogy and organizational structures, his persistent advocacy, and his insistence that governments and communities adopt strategies to early childhood education that are grounded in sound research.
The fonds also documents some aspects of Dr. Mustard’s personal life, including some family correspondence and records relating to personal events, such as his 75th birthday, the publication of his biography, and his death.
Mustard, J. Fraser
Contains 35 accessions of records from the School of Graduate Studies. See accession-level descriptions for more details.
University of Toronto. School of Graduate Studies
The fonds covers Dr. Borins’ research on film, history, biography, and other topics relating to business, information technology, automobile manufacturing, and financial trading. Types of documents include Dr. Borins’ notes and summaries, drafts of writings, articles, and course notes.
The aforementioned research resulted in the publication of Dr. Borin’s book titled Negotiating Business Narratives: Fables of the Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Financial Trading Industries published by Palgrave Pivot in 2018.
The fonds is organized into three (3) series as follows:
Borins, Sandford F.
Fonds consists of Frederick Carson Stokes' personal correspondence, 1960-1985, manuscripts of prayers for Victoria College Chapel, 1955-1970 and material re Class of 4T3 reunion, 1968 (including a 1943 class photo). Also contains on file of correspondence related to Victoria University and F.C. Stokes' work as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds and Bursar, 1951-1980.
Stokes, Frederick Carson
Fonds consists of minutes 1888-1902, 1903-1919; constitution, 1900; and minutes of the Board of Management, 1894-1903.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Missionary Society
Fonds consists of personal papers of John Ratcliffe Grant, 1942-1983, including his doctoral thesis on Ancient Roman History for Harvard University, 1946.
Grant, John Ratcliffe
Collection consists of a handwritten book of lyrics for songs written by the American composer Roy Lamont Smith, and a collection of his published and unpublished (manuscript) sheet music.
Smith, Roy Lamont
This collection is comprised of correspondence, documents, photographs and art works, and genealogical materials from England, India, the U.S.A, Cuba, the Philippines, and Canada, dating from 1838-1999, and related to Alfred Tripe (1818-1854), his sister Emily (Tripe) James (1817-1850), their first cousin Mary Broad (Tripe) De Rusett (1820-1898), and their relatives and descendants. Correspondence includes an extended series written 1866-1903 by William Francis James, highlighted by letters during his service with Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Cuba in 1898. Nineteenth-century images include four art works, 100 cartes-de-visite and thirty-three cabinet or larger size family portraits. The genealogical material consists of a comprehensive Tripe pedigree compiled in the 1980s and 1990s, a James Family Tree c1880, and four related pedigrees. The collection also documents the development of a family fairy tale, composed in India in 1878, edited in England c1914, and fully illustrated in Canada in 1992.
Fonds consists of personal correspondence, 1878-1933; correspondence re death, 1933-1934; correspondence re biography; diaries, 1876-1892; addresses, prayers, sermons, notes, and articles; clippings; and drafts of biography by Roberta Irwin.
McLaughlin, John Fletcher
This fonds from the Office of the Chief Librarian contains 54 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for details.
University of Toronto Libraries. Office of the Chief Librarian
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).
Hart House String Quartet
Fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, course material, research records, and conference and publication files documenting the life and career of Prof. Roxana Ng, professor at OISE and community activist. Fonds also includes administrative material from OISE, in particular from AECP (Adult Education and Counselling Psychology) Department, the AECD (Adult Education and Community Development Program), CIARS (Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies), and the CWSE (Centre for Women’s Studies in Education).
Fonds also includes records relating to Prof. Ng’s involvement in various community groups, NGOs and grassroots organizations, including the Apparel Textile Action Committee (ATAC), CERIS (The Ontario Metropolis Centre), the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW), The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), INTERCEDE (International center to End Domestic Exploitation), Inter Pares, The Jade Garden Adjustment Committee, the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada (NOICMWC), UNITE (the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees), Women Working with Immigrant Women (WWIW), and the Homeworkers Association (HWA)
Fonds consists of 15 series:
Nouwen, Henri J.M.
Collection consists of audiovisual materials featuring recordings of events given by and used by members of l'Arche International/Internationale. This material includes 1708 audio cassettes, 37 videocassettes, 8 film reels, and 78 audio reels. Much of the material features recordings created at L'Arche retreats internationally, such as the Covenant Retreat, Renewal Retreat, and Faith and Light Retreat. Prominent speakers include Jean Vanier, Henri Nouwen, Joe Egan, Robert Larouche and Sue Mosteller.
The majority of the audio files feature Jean Vanier, usually speaking at retreats. The film reels are recordings made and collected by L'Arche Daybreak, and feature a CBC film on Daybreak (from 1970), pilgramages and trips made by Faith and Light and Daybreak. There is also a film reel of Jean Vanier.
Collection has been arranged into eight series:
Collection also includes a binder which functioned as a catalogue for many of the cassettes that were housed at l'Arche Daybreak until 2004 and 2006. This binder is located in series 7.
L'Arche Daybreak (Association)
The Marjorie Lamb/ Alert Service fonds is primarily comprised of the research and publishing files of Marjorie Lamb in her capacity as a public speaker and the author of the Alert Service newsletter. The newsletter, which she published in the 1950s and 1960s sought to expose and counteract Communist activities in Canada. Her files extensively document the labour movement, Cold War political issues at the municipal, provincial and federal levels, and radical social movements in Toronto and across Canada. Implicit throughout the records are the issues of domestic espionage and propaganda.
Collection consists of monographs, articles, copies of articles, reviews and newspaper clippings written by and surrounding Marshall McLuhan. These records were collected and compiled by James Feeley in an effort to create a Marshall McLuhan bibliography; from 1962 until his death in 1993, Feeley worked on McLuhan's bibliography, with help from McLuhan's secretary Mrs. M. Stewart.
Marshall McLuhan Collection is arranged into nine series:
This fonds consists of organizational, administrative, and community records. The records range in date from 1969-2009.
Fonds has been organized into nine series:
L'Arche Daybreak (Association)
Fonds consists of materials accumulated by Dr. Laurent and Mrs. Colette Potvin involving the Papal Commission on Population and Birth Control. The records cover the time period 1964 to 1966. The records consist of preliminary papers and drafts, research and reference material, studies and reports pertaining to the Commission that were sent to the Potvins, correspondence with Commission members and representatives of the Church, as well as reports presented by and to members during Commission sessions.
The fonds is composed of three series:
Fonds consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with constituents, government officials, supporters, and other MPs; official documents; political pamphlets and booklets; election posters and flyers; newspaper clippings; personal records (notebook, speech notes); photographs; and personal memorabilia, including a leather pouch with relics of St. Anthony and St. Oliver Plunket. Fonds also includes a sous-fonds of O’Neill’s daughter, Teresa V. O’Neill. The Teresa V. O’Neill sous-fonds includes a draft of her doctoral thesis and correspondence related to her role of literary executrix of her father’s estate.
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.
Fonds consists of journals, literary manuscripts, correspondence, teaching and student materials, reference materials, business and financial records; and personal photographs and objects of the author and professor of English, Sheila Watson. Also consists of collections of correspondence purchased and preserved by Watson for the purpose of her doctoral thesis and personal interest in the painter and author Wyndham Lewis.
The Sheila Watson fonds series consist of:
1.0. Diaries, reading journals and day planners
2.0. Manuscripts and drafts
3.0. General correspondence
4.0. Publishing records and business correspondence
5.0. Professional activities materials
6.0. Student material
7.0. Teaching material
8.0. Research and reference materials
9.0. Financial and legal records
10.0. Personal photographs
11.0. Personal records, artwork and artifacts
The White Pelican editorial material sous-fonds (the records of Watson's role as editor of her literary journal) series consists of :
1.0. Editorial Records
2.0. Financial Records
3.0. Design and printing records
Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, sound recordings, drawings and diaries created and accumulated by the poet and playwright Wilfred Watson, husband to Sheila Watson. Material has been arranged to align with the Wilfred Watson fonds held by the University of Alberta Archives.
Fonds is comprised of 8 series:
Fonds consists of documents relating to the Zola Research Program and the publication of the 10 volume "Émile Zola Correspondance" series, including project files, inventories, reference materials, photocopies of Émile Zola’s correspondence and other documents related to the project. The project files contained in this fonds document the development and activities of the Zola Research Program. Project files records include inventories of various letters, funding information, budgetary forms, donor agreements, publicity documents and summaries of the project written both by external entities (newspapers) and internal figures (members of the Program staff). Also included are supplementary documents that were collected to create a broader contextual framework. Each letter is be supported with annotations and background information on the correspondents, events or people discussed in the letters as well as the social and political state of France during the 19th century. While the collection of letters by Zola was the primary mandate of the project, along the way the Program collected a vast number of reference materials to broaden the perspective. This fonds contains the off-prints, various documents (both collected by Zola and collected by the Zola Research Program about various 19th century figures) and bibliographies. Books collected by the Program are now the basis of the Émile Zola Collection in the Rare Book Collection of Kelly Library.
The correspondence is composed mostly of photocopies of handwritten letters, post cards, cartes de visites, telegrams and typed transcriptions of letters. The correspondence is a mixture of professional and personal letters that discuss various matters from the publication of Zola’s main works to the birth of his children. It is clear from the various handwritings and documentation styles that multiple figures were involved in the processing of the letters. However, as a Research Associate and long-term member of the team, Dorothy Speirs was the primary figure creating, processing and cross-referencing the letters. This can be seen through the presence of her initials on most of the documents. Additionally, as Project Archivist Hélène Issayevitch organized the letters and maintained the record-keeping practices throughout. It is important to note that after the dissolution of the Zola Research Program in 1995, Speirs continued collecting reference materials and adding them to the collection. As a result, there are a number of documents contained within that extend outside the dates of the Program. The result of this continued research is an additional publication completed in 2008, in association with Owen Morgan.
This collection remains the largest repository of Émile Zola’s letters available in North America. In recent years, the descendants of Zola have divided the estate, including the letters, resulting in a dispersal of the documents. This collection represents the largest single collection of Zola’s letters that is accessible and open to the public. Additionally, this fonds contains a fountain of information on key figures in the Naturalist Movement of the 19th century, as well as other well-known artists, scholars, intellectuals and political and social figures, including J.K. Huysmans, Edmond de Goncourt, Gustave Flaubert, Édouard Manet, Alfred Bruneau, Paul Alexis, Henry Céard, Léon Hennique, and Guy de Maupassant - all of which can be found either through personal discussions in the letters or supplementary documentation. The hidden value in this fonds lies in the plethora of reference resources that are available. The fonds also houses a vast number of off-prints that explore various aspects of Zola’s life as well as the broader Naturalist community of the 19th century. Some other significant pieces include original 19th century illustrated theatrical pamphlets from the Théâtre Libre, various original newspaper clippings and original letters by Émile Zola, Alexandrine Zola, Paul Alexis and Jules Claretie.
Fonds is arranged into 6 series:
1) Project Files series: consists of a variety of records that document the development of the project over the years, including funding information, publicity and marketing documents, donor agreements, budgetary forms and some correspondence amongst various scholars.
2) Letters by Zola series: consists of photocopies of letters written by Zola between 1856 and 1902. This series also contains an original letter by Émile Zola, dated June 22, 1890 (File #107).
3) Letters to Zola series: contains photocopies of letters written to Zola between 1858 and 1902. This series also contains an original letter by Alexandrine Zola to Émile Zola, dated May 27, 1890 (File #248).
4) Letters by Contemporaries series: consists of photocopies of letters sent between Zola’s family and contemporaries. This series contains an original letter from Paul Alexis to Léon Hennique, dated September 19, 1887 (File #420).
5) Collected and Reference Material series: contains photocopies of documents about the project and the various correspondents in the fonds (documents written by or about Émile Zola, documents about his family and correspondents, off-prints of works written about Émile Zola and naturalism, project inventories of letters and bibliographies). Series contains a variety of original documents including newspapers and theatrical pamphlets.
6) Alphabetical Index Forms series: consists of biographical and contextual information on correspondents of Émile Zola, figures mentioned in the letters, or the main journals for which he wrote.
Zola Research Program
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)