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Phyllis Grosskurth Papers

Collection of papers related to her recent biography of Lord Byron, Byron: The Flawed Angel (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1997). Includes correspondence with her editors in London, Boston and Toronto; four manuscript drafts, page proofs as well as research notes and other correspondence.

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

Robert Finch Papers

Collection of drafts and final manuscripts for his published and unpublished writings, correspondence; 170 photographs; family papers including correspondence from his sister Mary and his grandfather John Allen.

Finch, Robert

Robert Finch Papers, Gift of John C. Cairns

Includes 50 year correspondence between Robert Finch and John C. Cairns (1947-1995), as well as audio cassette recordings of Finch reading his poetry, speaking and playing the piano (recorded in the 1980s). The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library also holds Robert Finch’s papers, which were accessioned in 1992, 1996 and 1997 (see MS Coll 324), which contains correspondence from John C. Cairns, as well as some carbon copies of letters written by Finch for the time period between 1947 and 1995.

Finch, Robert

Robert Gilford Lawrence Papers

Collection ofresearch notes for articles, essays published and unpublished by Robert G. Lawrence (1923-1995) on American and English actors and theatrical companies that have toured in Canada, especially before 1939. Includes correspondence with the families ofthese actors, and with other historians ofCanadian theatre.

Robert Gilford Lawrence Papers

This gift constitutes the fifth instalment of the Robert G. Lawrence theatre history collection including notes; drafts; research material; lectures; index card entries and other material connected with Robert G. Lawrence’s ongoing research into English Actors and Plays performed in Canada; including a poster from the Ellen Terry Jubilee, June 12, 1906; and issues of The Play Pictorial

Ronald Bryden Papers

This collection consists of the papers of Ronald Bryden and cover a wide range of his professional life: from early scripts co-written by Bryden when he was an undergraduate student at Trinity College, University of Toronto, in the 1940s, through to his published work when he was a journalist and critic in London during the 1960s and early 1970s, and up through the period when he was director of the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto. The collection also contains some of Bryden’s original research on the history of theatre, as well as journals that detail the productions he viewed in London, Toronto, Stratford, Ont., and Niagara-on-the-Lake (Shaw Festival).

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

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

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

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

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1954 - 2015

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.

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

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

Karen Mulhallen Papers

January Accession, Boxes 1-9:

A collection of papers relating to the edition and publication of Descant, issues 111-115 (2000-2001). Includes author correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, production files, editorial correspondence and notes, subscription lists, and distribution files. Also includes materials relating to Mulhallens trip to Hungary in 2000, a manuscript of Stan Jonnanesen's "Sister Patsy", author photographs for use in Paper Guitar, a proof of the Descant index, donor files, photographs of events, and magnetic tape backups of computer files (issues 88-99 with gaps).

April-May Accession, Boxes 10-16:

Manuscripts and background materials for Mulhallen's War Surgery (1996), and materials for Descant 113-116, including author correspondence, manuscripts and editorial files.

June Accession, Boxes 17-23:

Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and background materials relating to Mulhallen's writings, including The Grace of Private Passage, individual poems, essays, reviews, juvenalia, and other writing. Also includes a collection of her printed appearances 1960-2002.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhalen Papers

Consists of manuscripts, general correspondence, and various papers relating to Descant magazine. The gift also consists of some of Mulhallen's professional and personal correspondence. Also included are correspondence and manuscripts relating to Modern Love, Herm on Tour, War Surgery and In The Era of Acid Rain.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhallen Papers

This collection consists primarily of material related to the production of Descant, the literary journal edited by Karen Mulhallen, as well as some of Mulhallen's personal papers. The Descant papers include original manuscripts, correspondence, copy edits, typeset galleys and office administration files.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhallen Papers

Collection consists of editorial material - including manuscripts, page proofs and correspondence - for issues of the Mulhallen-edited literary journal Descant (nos. 133-136), as well as manuscripts and other materials of Mulhallen's own literary output. It includes a Renga Talk written in collaboration with artist Virgil Burnett, and material related to her book Sea Horses (Black Moss Press, 2007). The remainder of the collection is research and lecture notes, both for courses taken by Mulhallen when she was a student at the University of Toronto and for her own lectures at Ryerson University, as well as other personal and miscellaneous materials.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhallen Papers

Includes editorial material - primarily manuscripts, proofs and correspondence - for issues 137, 138, 140 and 141 of the literary journal Descant, as well as files related to fund-raising activities and outreach. The collection also contains some of Mulhallen's personal and professional files related to her writing and her readings, and material related to her teaching at Ryerson University.

Mulhallen, Karen

Ray Smith Papers

Included in the 2016 accrual are audio cassettes documenting Ray Smith’s appearances on radio shows, readings that he did for radio and live audiences and radio performances of his works. Radio shows that Smith appeared on include CBC’s Morningside, Homerun, State of the Arts, Art Talks, Aircraft and Saturday Spotlight. Works that he read include “Lord Nelson Tavern,” “The Man who Loved Jane Austen,” “The Poetry of the Dram,” “A Night at the Opera” and “A Matter of Detail.” Also included are recordings of CBC Stage performances of “Lord Nelson’s Tavern” and “Eden’s Next to Last Dreamer.” Most of the audio cassettes contain multiple appearances, readings and/or performances. Titles and descriptions of cassette contents are taken directly from the cassette labels and cassettes have been arranged in chronological order.

Smith, Ray

Craig Stephenson Papers

This fourth accession of Craig Stephenson’s papers includes drafts and other materials relating to his recent works: Anteros: A Forgotten Myth (2011), Ages of Anxiety (2016), W. H. Auden’s Use of Jung’s Typology (2016), and Possession: Jung’s Comparative Anatomy (2017). It also includes materials relating to Stephenson’s teaching positions, along with talks and lectures given at conferences in recent years. It is supplemented by a small amount of personal correspondence, as well as by documents from the Philemon Foundation, and screenplay drafts on which Stephenson worked as a consultant.
Contains series:

  1. Writing & Editing
  2. Teaching
  3. Conferences & Lectures
  4. Miscellaneous
  5. Personal Correspondence
  6. Philemon Foundation
  7. Consultant Work

Stephenson, Craig E.

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