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Ronald Bryden Papers

This collection complements and builds upon the previous accession of Ronald Bryden’s papers (see Collection 00461). It consists primarily of correspondence sent to Bryden. The correspondents are varied, and include such theatre luminaries as Keith Baxter, Alec Guinness, Terry Hands, Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen, Lawrence Olivier, Trevor Nunn and Michael Redgrave. Among the literary correspondents include Robertson Davies, Graham Greene, William Golding, Brian Moore, W. Somerset Maugham, Harold Pinter, Mordecai Richler, Tom Stoppard, Guy Vanderhaeghe and Derek Walcott.

Ronald Hambleton Papers

Collection includes typescripts of his novels, published and unpublished, general and business correspondence, various articles, radio scripts, unpublished essays, plays, music reviews and magazine appearances. Tape recordings of his interviews with write

Ronald Hambleton Papers

Collection includes correspondence with other writers, publishers, musicians, and concert attendees, drafts for his published and unpublished writing, and clippings of his reviews and articles.

Ronald Hambleton Papers

This collection consists of various projects – some completed, others unfinished and abandoned – from freelance writer Ronald Hambleton. It includes some older material, including interview transcriptions from his broadcast work for the BBC and CBC from the 1940s and 1950s and some original holograph drafts of his poetry, along with more recent work, including an unpublished novel entitled Private Performances and some children’s stories.

Ronald Hambleton Papers

Consists of manuscripts to two as-yet unpublished novels, The Masque of Orpheus and The Veiled Murderess, as well as clippings of Hambleton’s freelance work and stories about the writer.

Rudyard Fearon Papers

Includes early poetry Jamaica, 1972-1974; Canada, 1974-1977; ongoing poetry, 1977-present; correspondence; photographs; print and ephemera related to the life and work of poet and performance artist Rudyard Wilberforce St. Francis Fearon- a.k.a. “Rudy”; member League of Canadian Poets; Art Bar Board Member, performer and host

Rudyard Fearon Papers

Includes draft holograph poems, both early and more recent; personal and publishing correspondence; personal documents; variety of material re: writing and other courses taken; material related to work and training as extra actor; photographs; scrapbook of published letters and poems covering the last 30 years; material related to final pre-publication stages of ‘Spin’; correspondence; print and other material related to his life and work

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

Russell Brown Papers

Russell Brown’s literary papers include his editorial and correspondence files from his tenure as editor of Lakehead University Review (1972-75); Descant (1978-83); joint editor, An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English (1982-83); and as poetry editor at McClelland and stewart (1983-88).

Russell Brown Papers

This 1999 accession is a collection of literary papers that includes word-processed drafts by Brown and by other writers whose work he has edited, as well as correspondence – both personal and business, related to duties as professor of English at the University of Toronto and as a member of university committees, as well as correspondence related to his editing for An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English

Stillman Drake Collection of A. B. Johnson Papers

Contains typed manuscripts made by Drake with holograph notes of A.B. Johnson (1786-1897) pamphlets which he had been unable to buy because of their scarcity; correspondence with Johnson's descendants, scholars, and other Johnson collectors about Johnson, and the 1967 Johnson centennary conference in Uticah, N.Y. Many of Johnson's pamphlets are in the A. B. Johnson Collection.

Drake, Stillman

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

Suniti Namjoshi Papers

Consists primarily of correspondence, private and professional, as well as some manuscript material.

Namjoshi, Suniti

Trinidad Theatre Workshop Papers

Includes correspondence, photographs, scripts, set designs, financial information, touring information and other material related to all aspects of the functioning of the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, its affiliates and educational programmes, 1965-2002. Founded by Derek Walcott in 1959 (See also Derek Walcott Papers, MS COLL 00136 and 00348).

Trinidad Theatre Workshop Papers

2005 Accession: Includes papers reflecting the various activities of the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, 1990-2005, from performances and travel, to budgetary and financial information, correspondence, teaching, training and theatre education. The Trinidad Theatre Workshop was established in 1959 by Derek Walcott, with artistic direction by Albert Laveau.

2006 Accession: Includes material reflecting the various activities of the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, from scripts and correspondence to budget and financial material.

W.J. Keith Papers

Correspondence files with writers, mainly Canadian, 1962 to 1993. Many ofthe letters, especially those from Laura Riding, concern Keith's editing ofthe University ofToronto Quarterly, 1976- 1985. Some correspondence includes a manuscript from the writer, or manuscript corrections to manuscripts. The lengthy files of correspondence with the Canadian writers and scholars, Hugh Hood, George Johnston, John Metcalfe, David Solway concern personal as well as literary matters.

W.J. Keith Papers

Correspondence from writers, mainly Canadian, including Hugh Hood, George Johnston, David Solway, John Metcalfe, Robertson Davies, Douglas Lochhead, Hugh Maclennan, Carmine Starnino, George Payerle, Janice Kulyk-Keefer and others. The letters from Laura Riding concern his editing at the University of Toronto Quarterly, 1976-1985. Some letters include a manuscript from the writer, or corrections to a manuscript. Lengthy files are from friends who write about personal and literary matters.

W.J. Keith Papers

This collection, a continuation of W.J. Keith’s Papers (see also MS Coll 303 and MS Coll 391), consists of literary correspondence, Keith’s collected poetry, his notes on Hugh Hood’s 12-volume The New Age (as well as photographs related to Hugh Hood), books and pamphlets relating to the Powys Circle, along with other misc. pamphlets and other imprints.

William Arthur Deacon Papers

Collection of personal & business correspondence with authors,publishers, organizations, readers; minutes of the Canadian Authors Assoc.; manuscripts and typescripts of his writings and lectures as well as galleys and publicity for his books; clippings and scrapbooks of his columns and articles in the Globe & Mail and Saturday Night; 976 photographs of Canadian and international authors.

Deacon, William Arthur

William Arthur Deacon Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence sent and received by William Arthur Deacon on literary subjects, particularly in
regards to Canadian literature. Passive correspondence and carbon copies of active correspondence with authors, publishers, organizations and readers relates primarily to the professional activities of William Arthur Deacon, including the reviews he wrote for Saturday Night and The Mail and Empire (amalgamated as The Globe and Mail); his participation within literary organizations such as the Canadian Authors’ Association (C.A.A.); publicity for his own books; biographical information and photographs of Canadian authors.

Deacon, William Arthur

William Stewart Wallace Papers

Contains articles on historical subjects; biographies for his Dictionary of North American authors; personal correspondence; correspondence for the Royal Society of Canada, the Encyclopedia of Canada, and the Canadian Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, ca. 1920-1940-.

Wallace, William Stewart

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]

Mary L. Northway Papers

A collection of Mary Northway's personal and professional papers. These include her work as a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto 1933-1958, but mainly relate to her career as a lecturer and eventually director of research of the Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto, 1938-1968; and her work as director of Brora Institute, 1969-1978. Included are research notes and charts relating to her work in sociometry, and drafts, manuscripts and typescripts of many of her writings, as well as copies of her published works. Related collections are the W.E. Blatz collection in the Fisher Library and the Northway papers at Trent University.

Northway, Mary Louise

Mary L. Northway Papers

John M. Hodgson's collection relating to Mary L. Northway, including material written by him about her after her death.

John M. Hodgson, board member of the Brora Institute and counsel to Mary L. Northway in the matter of the Neathern Trust, donated this collection of materials centering on Northway and the institutions with which she and Hodgson were involved. Included are manuscripts and inscribed copies of Northway's works, biographical and obituary information about Northway, and minutes and other documents produced by the Brora Institute and Neathern Trust.

Frank Gould Shears Papers

Consists of material created or gathered by F.G. Shears in his capacity as the director of the Vancouver branch of the office of the Custodian of Enemy Property. The Vancouver office was established in 1942 following the attack on Pearl Harbor, with the special purpose of overseeing the seizure and, later, liquidation of assets of Japanese removed from the Pacific exclusion zone for internment. The office also helped with the administering of Japanese claims for remuneration in accordance with the findings of the Royal Commission, and Justice Henry Irving Bird, in 1950. The office was closed on March 31, 1952.

Shears, Frank Gould

Barclay McKone Papers

This collection contains manuscripts for McKone’s book-length works: Moose Factory Indian Hospital, Eastern Arctic Medical and X-Ray Survey 1955, Dr. Barclay McKone - Life as a Medical Doctor since Graduation from U of T. Also included are drafts and published versions of the articles: A post sanatorium institution for rehabilitation in Tuberculosis (1946) and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculosis veteran western counties veterans' lodge, London, Ontario (1948). Further material is also included pertaining to McKone’s activities after retirement, such as architectural model building and the preservation of park land in Peterborough, Ontario.

McKone, Barclay

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

Bella Pomer Papers

The Bella Pomer collection consists of the administrative files - including correspondence the authors, publisher, editors and other agents, royalty statements, contracts, book reviews and other material - of the Bella Pomer Agency.

Pomer, Bella

Bliss Carman Papers

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

David Laidler Papers

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. Included are journal articles; papers from conferences, bank reviews, committees, fetschrifts, etc.; book reviews written by Laidler; manuscripts, correspondence and some clippings of Laidlers writings for various media outlets; manuscripts for his books Monetarist Perspectives and Fabricating the Keynesian Revolution; unpublished articles and miscellaneous writings; scrapbooks; correspondence; files relating to projects that were not completed; and weekly planners.

Laidler, David

Malka Marom Papers

Collection of research notes, interviews, and manuscript drafts relating to her first novel, Sulha, (Toronto, Key Porter Books, 1999),; photographs, tapes, cassettes and other material regarding research for Sulha, and her work as a world musician; tapes, films, videos, notes and draft scripts of her work as a maker of documentary radio programmes and films, and the interviewer of celebrated world figures (Pablo Casals, Moshe Dayan); correspondence (Dennis Lee, Leonard Cohen, Jack McClelland, Eli Wiesel), mainly 1972-1999.

Marom, Malka

Sam Solecki Papers

Includes Mavis Gallant correspondence, 1982-1984, re: Writer-in-Residence program at Massey College; page proofs, corrections, rejections and editing for A Muddy Hand: Selected Poetry of Earle Birney, edited by Sam Solecki

Solecki, Sam

Chava Rosenfarb Papers

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.

Rosenfarb, Chava

Richard Teleky Papers

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.

Teleky, Richard

Barry Callaghan Papers

Includes editorial material, submissions, rejections, correspondence and other material related to issues of Exile/ELQ and Exile Editions, including 2012-2014, volume 34, numbers 1-4, volume 35, numbers 1-4, volume 36, numbers 2,3,4, volume 37, numbers 1, 3-4, volume 38, numbers 1-2; the Gloria Vanderbilt literary prize long, long list submissions, 2011-2014, in memory of her son, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper; special events held in honour of Gloria Vanderbilt and the founding of the Carter V. Cooper prize; Writers Reserve applications; Ontario Arts Council applications

Callaghan, Barry

Frances Dafoe Papers

This accession contains drafts of manuscripts; costume design sketches; design booklets; figure skating files; photographs; skating memorabilia; family records; skating-related tapes and CDs; and other materials relating to the life and work of Frances Dafoe.

  1. Manuscript: Figure Skating and the Arts: Eight Centuries of Sport and Inspiration
  2. Exhibition: Art Forms of Skating
  3. Other Writing
  4. Costume Design Files
  5. Design Booklets
  6. Figure Skating Files
  7. Figure Skating Associations and Judges
  8. Awards Photographs
  9. Personal and work-related files
  10. Press clippings
  11. Skating images and memorabilia
  12. Family records
  13. Other files
  14. Audiovisual materials

Dafoe, Frances Helen

Phyllis Grosskurth Papers

Includes drafts, research and notes, photographs, editorial and other material related to Phyllis Grosskurth’s biographies of Melanie Klein, Margaret Mead, Freud and his circle, Lord Byron, Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds – the bulk pertaining to Klein, Byron and Freud material; psychoanalytical research, conferences and activities; personal and professional correspondence; travel and research

Grosskurth, Phyllis

Maureen Scott Harris Papers

This accession of Maureen Scott Harris’ papers include materials relating to writing and literary projects (undertaken by the author individually or with collaborators); drafts and proofs for the Fieldnotes Chapbooks series; a significant amount of correspondence with specific individuals (Lynda Lange, Norma Lundberg, Barry Dempster, Irene McGuire), as well as general professional correspondence; course packs and notes relating to an Environmental Issues class at the University of Toronto, for which Scott Harris was a guest lecturer; materials used in the organization of various literary events and readings; along with books, pamphlets and a small amount of AV material.

Harris, Maureen

John Metcalf Papers

This accession of John Metcalf’s papers includes manuscripts and correspondence with various authors; correspondence with other writers; editing files for the journal CNQ (Canadian Notes and Queries) and the publication Best Canadian Stories; as well as personal writing, journals, photographs and other material related to his life and work.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing
  2. Publications
  3. Writers’ Files
  4. Correspondence
  5. Humber School for Writers Files
  6. Professional and personal files
  7. Photographs
  8. Journals and scrapbooks

Metcalf, John

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

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

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

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