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Drafts and final manuscripts for his novels; correspondence including editorial correspondence for Anansi Press and correspondence relating to PEN Canada.
Includes extensive materials related to Leonard Cohen’s early writing and publications, both poetry and prose, as well as some plays and television play scripts. There are multiple drafts of many poems from Cohen’s undergraduate years through his mid-late 20s, both typescript (many with holograph revisions) and holograph. There are similar drafts of prose: short stories, and prose fragments, from the same period. Many of these writings became the basis for Cohen’s publications. Also included are materials directly related to the publication of Let Us Compare Mythologies, The Spice Box of Earth, The Favorite Game, Flowers for Hitler, and The Death of a Lady’s Man, including typescripts, page proofs, and correspondence with publishers and literary agents. There is also correspondence with friends, mentors, and colleagues, as well as some fan mail from 1967-68. The materials span 1950-1968.
Collection consists of manuscript drafts for Harris' books and writing projects, along with editorial correspondence and material from her role as production manager at London, Ont.-based Brick Books.
The collection consists of research notes, manuscript notes and drafts for published and unpublished writings; correspondence with various people; documents, including legal and correspondence, relating to the class action lawsuit against the University of Toronto over pension equity. Collection includes some special media material.
Collection of printed works with extensive manuscript revisions, partly in author's hand, and 48 photos of actresses in costume as characters from Daughters of Dawn; miscellaneous photos of Bliss Carman and others.
Carman, William Bliss
Contains drafts of work; correspondence with various writers; photographs; files from 1982-1984 (re: Writer-in-Residence program, Massey College).
Contains extensive research, drafts and notes for work on Dr. Norman Bethune, as well as prints and photographs of Norman Bethune and Bethune memorabilia
Includes audio cassette interview conducted by Miriam Beckerman with Margaret Atwood, at home, January 12, 1972; correspondence from John Fowles, Adrienne Clarkson, Margaret Atwood, Helen Weinzweig (including carbon typed transcript of interview), rejection letter from Chateleine magazine re: Weinzweig interview, "Margaret Atwood: Her Poems and Novels", essay by Miriam Beckerman, marked by Michael Ondaatje, with detailed holograph comments, February 16, 1972
This Fonds contains works, correspondences, and ephemera belonging to and about Joseph O’Connell. The Fonds has six main categories of materials: Academic works written, edited or translated by Joseph O’Connell; biographical information; personal correspondence; internal documents for the Department for the Study of Religion at St. Michael’s College; Class; lecture and conference notes; and materials related to the Department of World Religions at Dhaka University. Materials date from 1964 to 2012 and document O’Connell’s academic career including materials from time he spent teaching at Oxford University and creating the Department for World Religions at Dhaka University.
This fonds consists of teaching material, correspondence (professional and personal), and materials related to Professor Margaret O’Gara’s professional activities, organizational work, and various appointments.
There are seventeen material categories:
A detailed description of the material in each category is provided in the Margaret O'Gara Fonds finding guide.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
A collection of Russell Brown's literary papers, and his editorial and correspondence files from his tenure as editor at 'Lakehead University Review' (1972-1975), 'Descant' (1979-1983), as joint editor of 'An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English' (1982-1983), and poetry editor at McClelland and Stewart (1983-1988). Brown edited about thirty books of poetry, including works by Roo Borson, Lorna Crozier, Mary di Michele, Ralph Gustafson, Irving Layton, Douglas LePan, Susan Musgrave and Al Purdy. Some manuscripts are included with the correspondence. Manuscripts for which the authors sought Brown's editorial and critical suggestions may contain lengthy comments which, in many cases, resulted in the works being revised and later published.
Keith, W. J.
Northway, Mary Louise
A collection of files for Exile, a literary journal based in Toronto; contains manuscripts with notes, revisions, instructions to the printer, and galley proofs for poems, short stories, essays, plays and art which appeared in Exile from 1972-75; includes 171 photographs and other graphic material.
This fonds contains the files of Edward Aloysius Synan, accumulated during his time as Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Seton Hall University, his time as professor of philosophy at the University of St. Michael's College and the University of Toronto, and his time as professor of mediaeval philosophy at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. His files also include materials from his time as President of the Pontifical Institute.
Synan, Edward A.
This fonds consists of correspondence (professional and personal), personal papers, financial documents, and materials related to Professor Dewart’s writing process such as manuscripts, reviews, copies of published works, research notes, and reference files. The fonds also consists of material relating to Dewart’s time as a professor at the University of Toronto, including faculty material, course material and material relating to the the three grievances that he was involved in.
The series and their scope are:
• The Grievance of Professor Richardson: Material related to the dismissal of Professor Herbert Richardson from USMC and Dewart’s involvement in the case as his agent. Includes correspondence, legal documents compiled for research and to be used in the hearing, copies of Richardson’s case file and personnel file, and meeting minutes. Access to series is restricted.
• Faculty Material: Materials related to Dewart’s involvement with the Faculty of Theology, the Graduate Centre for Religious Studies, and the Institute of Christian Thought. This includes materials related to the PhD committees that he served on, the committees that he was involved in, the conference for the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association, and the Vatican’s investigation of his book, The Future of Belief.
• Course Material: Material related to the courses Dewart taught. Files for specific courses may include lecture notes, syllabi, reading lists, copies of course readings, class lists, course evaluations, and final examination booklets.
• Manuscripts: Includes edited and unedited drafts, master copies, and publisher’s master sets of book chapters, entire books, articles, and academic papers.
• Research Notes: Includes early drafts, outlines, maps, audio reels and notes compiled by Dewart during the writing process of his books and articles.
• Personal Papers: Material related to Dewart’s personal life. This includes pocketbooks, childhood materials, photographs, pilot’s flying log books from WWII, and some correspondence.
• Reviews and Published Works: Includes copies of academic papers, essays, articles, reviews, lectures, and chapters that Dewart published or delivered at conferences as well as reviews published about Dewart’s books.
• Group Grievance of 1994: Materials related to legal proceedings of professors O'Connell, Bilanuik, McSorley, and Dewart in filing a group grievance against the University of Toronto concerning the tenure of professors in the Faculties of Divinity and Theology. This includes correspondence, a report of the Grievance Review Panel, and legal documents used in the panel.
• Financial Documents: Materials related to the sale of Dewart’s books, including publication agreements and royalty statements from his publishers, as well as materials relating to his personal banking, including trust company documents, checkbooks, saving account pass books, and banking statements.
• Emeritus Grievance of 1995: Materials related to a grievance that Dewart filed against the University of Toronto concerning the status and rights of professors emeriti. This includes correspondence, copies of university memorandums and policies that Dewart consulted, copies of archival materials, and the legal documents used in the Grievance Review Panel.
• Correspondence: Materials related to the professional and personal correspondence that Dewart collected throughout his life in the form of typewritten letters, written letters, postcards, printed emails, and greeting cards. This includes recommendation letters that Dewart wrote on behalf of colleagues and students, internal correspondence and memos related to the University of Toronto, and personal letters from family in Cuba.
• Reference Files: Includes card catalogs comprising the bibliographic information of articles, books, and editorials that Dewart consulted for research purposes.
The collection consists of drafts and final typescripts of literary works, original art work, correspondence, juvenilia, printed appearances, printed material, critical and audio-visual material, and works about Atwood.
Shears, Frank Gould
Includes research (bulk of which are copies) and writings by Robert Stacey on John Reid, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ezra Pound and Ronald Duncan; correspondence with Ronald Duncan; extensive writings by John Reid; photographs of Ronald Duncan and John Reid, and other research material
The collection consists of the bulk of papers related to Laidler's professional life, including manuscript drafts of his published work and extensive correspondence with other leading economists.
Consists of holograph notebooks, correspondence, typescript diary drafts, photographs, other writings and various material
Collection consists of extensive drafts, notes, editing and research material for various Teleky works, including: Winter in Hollywood; Pack Up the Moon; Hungarian Rhapsodies; The Paris Years of Rosie Kamin; Goodnight, Sweetheart and other stories; The Hermit's Kiss; The Oxford Book of French-Canadian short stories and early writings. It also includes manuscripts from other writers such as Larry Fineberg, Priscila Uppal, David Plante, Rosemary Sullivan, Adele Wiseman, Anne Carson and Betty Jane Wylie.
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.
Includes extensive correspondence including personal, poetic, academic, and political; manuscript drafts; ideas; teaching materials; and files related to the life and work of George Elliott Clarke.
Clarke, George Elliott
Includes personal and professional correspondence; poem manuscripts; academic papers and lectures for the University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University and other institutions; academic course materials; personal photographs; appearances; academic positions; cultural and political pursuits; community events; extensive work related to the history of slavery, and the history of African Canadians; the Dub Poets Collective; material related to her books The Hanging of Angélique: the untold story of Canadian slavery and the burning of old Montréal, The Underground railroad: next stop, Toronto!, Henry Bibb, The Young Phillis Wheatley, Memories Have Tongue, Copper Woman, and other material related to her life and work.
Includes early writings and drafts of published and unpublished material, extensive research, personal and business correspondence, and other material related to her books and publications.
The Collection consists of clippings, catalogues, flyers, dust jackets, advertisements, images, newsletters, and miscellaneous items relating in some way to Virginia and Leonard Woolf, The Bloomsbury Group and the Hogarth Press. They are organized into 19 series based on the origins and purpose of the materials, including those relating to exhibitions, conferences, the publishing industry, Charleston (UK), The Bloomsbury Workshop and the Bloomsbury “industry”.
The Woolf/Bloomsbury Group/Hogarth Press Ephemera Collection
A collection of rare books, pamphlets, and periodicals particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, poetry, and drama, mostly composed in English. Many of the titles are unique. Also includes historical and geographical works with a number of rare gazetteers and nineteenth century travel books, bibliographies, memoirs, and biographies.
The collection consists of numerous first and early editions of Canadian historical, literary, and poetic classics: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea (L.C. Page & Company, 1909), John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields: And Other Poems (with a preface by Sir Andrew Macphail; William Briggs, 1919), W.O. Mitchell’s Who Has Seen the Wind (Macmillan Company of Canada), and Donald Creighton’s Dominion of the North: A History of Canada (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1944), among other prominent titles.
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)
Includes drafts and proofs of The Tree of Life [Der Boym Fun Lebn]; Bociany [a novel about life in a Polish shtetl] and Of Lodz and Love; Survivors [translated from the Yiddish by Goldie Morgentaler]; address and daybooks; most of the printed manuscript of Briv tsu Abrashn; Bird of the Ghetto; correspondence with family, friends, authors, editors and publishers, including Isaac Bashevis Singer, printer and publisher Israel London, Elaine Kalman Naves, and other material related to the life and work of author Chava Rosenfarb.
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.
This fonds contains Etienne Gilson's correspondence, articles, lectures and pocket diaries for the period 1927-1978. It also contains biographical material, copies of articles in journals, articles by others about Gillson, some reviews of his published works, memorabilia, and the notebooks of Abbe Andre Gilson, younger brother of Etienne. In addition there are photographs and audio cassettes.
This fonds contains works, correspondences, and ephemera belonging to and about Edward Monahan. The fonds has six main categories of materials: drafts and research notes for “Teach me Goodness, Truth and Understanding,” later published as "Teach me Goodness, Truth and Knowledge"; materials regarding the publication of “Collective Autonomy”; personal correspondence; reports from organizations including the Council of Ontario Universities and St. Michaels Collegium; Laurentian University materials; and reading notes and articles on a variety of philosophical topics. Some of the most notable topics covered in the reading notes include: the contemporary Catholic church, natural law, moral theology, Catholic education, higher education, Greek philosophy, and academic tenure.
These materials document Monahan’s career both as a philosopher and academic, as well as a university administrator.
Monahan, Edward J.
Collection contains papers and other documents pertaining to the work of Jack Batten. It includes early drafts, edited manuscripts and galley versions of many of his published works. The collection also includes notes, reviews, printed ephemera, publicity tour information, general and financial correspondence, diagrams, photographs, and research and other materials, much of which relates to specific works. Correspondence includes letters to and from personalities, such as journalists Robert Fulford, Peter Gzowski and Michele Landsberg; publisher Jack McClelland, politician John Sewell; hockey pioneer Conn Smythe; and musicians Gary Burton, Blossom Dearie and Phil Nimmons.
The collection consists of notebooks, notes, holograph and typescript and word processed drafts for Goodison's poems and stories.