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Rudyard Fearon Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1971- ongoing

Includes early poetry Jamaica, 1972-1974; Canada, 1974-1977; ongoing poetry, 1977-present; correspondence; photographs; print and ephemera.

Fearon, Rudyard

Daisy Dotsch Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 131B
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1948-1982 (predominately: 1960-1972)

The bulk of the materials related to Daisy Dotsch’s professional life: the running of Vaughan Cooperative Nursery School (particularly after it moved to Vaughan Road in 1950 through Dotsch’s retirement in 1972.), materials related to Dotsch’s teaching and professional development, and materials related to the nursery school organizations she belonged to. This include correspondence, notes, Vaughan School schedules, calendars, fundraising materials, curriculum materials, published materials, photographs, ephemera, and one phonographic audiorecording disc. It also includes a substantial amount of published resources on early childhood education and running nursery schools.

Contains series:

  1. Correspondence, notes, and calendars.
  2. Professional development materials, materials for lectures and courses.
  3. Nursery school organizations.
  4. Periodicals.
  5. Vaughan Cooperative Nursery School (Includes York Township Nursery Schools
    Association).
  6. Vaughan Cooperative Nursery School child observations and reports.
    RESTRICTED
  7. Parent/teacher resources.

Dotsch, Daisy

George Elliott Clarke Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • ? - 2017

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

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies Fonds

  • CA ON00357 2064
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2018

Fonds consists of nine series: Annual reports, announcements of activities, programmes, projects, bulletins, 1965-2007; Committee records, 1964-2001; Correspondence/subject files, 1964-2001; Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, 1974-2018; Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, 1967-1999; Renaissance and Reformation, 1964-2000; Records relating to infrastructure, 1976-2005; Records relating to programs, 1971-2010; and Records relating to library collections, 1977-2005

Victoria University (Toronto Ont.). Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies

Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1946-2009

Includes photographs, Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society documents, 1940s – 2000s, including The Canadian Savoyard and ToRonToRa; miniature set designs; programmes; St. Anne’s productions; ‘pre-history’ from Harbord Collegiate productions, courtesy of Mort Greenberg and other material related to the Toronto Society and to Gilbert and Sullivan, London, including the D’Oyly Carte Company

Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society

George Swede Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • [197-?]-2012

Comprised of material related to the life and work of Professor and poet George Swede including poetry, haiku, tanka, renka, prose, fiction, editorial, fan mail, personal, Ryerson-related (including RUN program, Chair of Psychology and Justice Studies, teaching and committees), psychology, education, awards, correspondence and other material. Some material by wife and partner Anita Krumins. Specific material for Swede’s popular children’s haiku book Time is Flies; International haiku organizations and events; The Mexican Haiku: origins and current directions by George Swede and Anita Krumins; research material on Mexican haiku poets and poetry; Global Haiku anthology of world haiku poets; extensive haiku and haiku-related publications and appearances, both Canadian and international; drafts, notes and research ideas for various short stories for children and adults; The Case of the Moonlit Golddust, ‘The Cliff’, ‘Fractals’, novel drafts, ‘The Pain-Giver’, ‘To See Again The Stars’/‘Nev’; PhD material; ‘Magic Eyes’ young adult novel draft; children’s short stories; complete appearances in print publications; books reviewed; submissions; fan mail; early family photographs; unpublished haiku drafts; awards and other material related to the life and work of George Swede.

Select correspondents include: Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, Al Purdy, Ted Plantos, Douglas Lochhead, Francis Sparshott, Marshall Hryciuk, Bill Bissett, Susan Ioannou, b.p. Nichol, Robert Kroetsch, Joe Blades, jw curry, Bill Keith, Patsy Aldana.

Swede, George

Raymond Souster Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1943-2012

Correspondence; drafts of poems; typescripts and proofs of books of poems; drafts and typescripts for published and unpublished novels.

Includes correspondence 2000s (not extensive), drafts and edited proofs for : Rags, Bones and Bottles; Easy Does It; Never Counting the Cost; Captain Scott of the Antarctic; A Little of Everything; On the Way to the River; last holograph notebooks written with CNIB writing guide, notebooks with last poems dictated by Raymond Souster to Donna Dunlop; appearances and ephemera related to the life and work of Raymond Souster. A few computer and audio discs included.

Souster, Raymond

Lawrence Sherk Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1997-2016

Includes early correspondence, travel, European horticultural materials, materials, photographic slides, and drafts of his book: 150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels (2016).

Sherk, Lawrence C.

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Societies Collection

  • CA ON00357 2089
  • Collection
  • 1846-1852

Consists of a small number of constitutions, by-laws and minutes from the following societies: Calliopean Association, 1846; Fraternitas, 1847-1849; Polyhymnia, 1849-1850; and Philo-Rhetorician, 1850-1852. File level description has not been completed.

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Societies

Jack Shapiro Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00642
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1984-1985

Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda and other material related to the Board of Directors and Shareholders of McClelland and Stewart, 1984-1985, specifically to the involvement of Jack Shapiro.

Shapiro, Jack

Victoria Historical Collection

  • CA ON00357 2173
  • Collection
  • 1829–1981

Collection consists of various material relating to the history of Victoria University/College, which was previously unaccessioned, for which provenance could not be ascertained. This material was gathered together in this general historical collection, and is organized by general topics: General historical material, 1929-1941; The University Question and Federation, 1845-1927; Legislation, 1841-1981; University administration, 1836-1923; Finances, fundraising and property, 1842-1929; Collections management, 1844-1942; Committees, 1890-1904; Students, faculty and academic matters, 1843-1968; Articles, lectures and poetry, 1863-1928; Records of the Educational Society and Brantford District College Convention, 1869-1899; Correspondence, 1836-1935; and Illuminated manuscripts and documents, 1892-1951.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Student Organization Records Collection

  • CA ON00357 2014
  • Collection
  • 1887-1976

Consists of the records of various student clubs and organizations including the Y.W.C.A., the Women's Athletic Association, the Cricket Club, the Varsity Christian Fellowship, Liberal Arts Club, Le Club Française, Literacy and Mutual Improvement Society, the Football Club, Bible Study Committee, the Social Caput, Orchestra, Classic Club, Chaplain's Council, Victoria Church Students Union, Contemporary Club and the Barefoot Club.

Records include constitutions, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, newsletters, etc.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Student Collection

  • CA ON00357 2190
  • Collection
  • 1859-2010

This collection contains various personal records donated by students, alumni, and their families. Most of these materials focus on the individuals' experiences as students, but some records also detail experiences during various wars and life after graduation. The records include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, ephemera, and more.

Robert Arnold Russel Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00190C
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [185-]-2011 (predominately: 1949-2011)

Contains the personal and professional records of Robert Arnold Russel. This includes photographs of Russel and his family, information regarding his early life including schooling and university, family tree information and identifying documents such as baptism records and passports. The collection contains a comprehensive collection of Russel’s diaries and daytimers spanning from 1949 to his death in 2011. Professional records include materials pertaining to his early career in theatre, film and broadcasting, during the course of which he resided in France, England and Montreal. His career as an information professional and futurist is recorded extensively including his penning of the term “intersex” and “cybersex” in 1967 and his interview with Marshall McLuhan in 1962. As a futurist, Russel’s operated several businesses, most specifically, Orba Information (also called Orbafilm and Orba Inc), which operated between 1967 and 1993, which is archived in great detail, a smaller amount of information on later businesses including Rapid Response Inc., Toronto, Institute for Research on Public Policy and The Consortium for National Development is also available. Collection also contains drafts, proposals, budgets and storyboards surrounding Russel’s personal creative writing, including The Spark, a proposed television program and I am Haida, a proposed CD-ROM and game on Haida culture, and novels – The Petrans and Clone.

Contains series:
Series 1: Personal Papers
Series 2: Theatre
Series 3: Career as a futurist and information professional
Series 4: Writing
Series 5: Audio and video cassettes

Russel, Robert Arnold

Rekai donation of Ferenc Molnar and Lili Darvas Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00693
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1947-1957

Includes correspondence and other print material related to Hungarian-American playwright and novelist Ferenc Molnar (1878-1952) and his legal wife, the actress Lili Darvas (1902-1974), with some letters addressed to Kati Rekai (1921-2010). Rekai’s aunt, Wanda Bartha, was Molnar’s private secretary, literary advisor and soul mate who died prematurely at the age of 38, and was also best friends with Darvas. Most material is in Hungarian. Molnar wrote Companion in Exile (1950) to honour the memory of his life with Wanda Bartha. Also includes a variety of material related to Kati Rekai, including a typescript account by Dr. John Rekai of the Rekai family’s experience emigrating to Canada in 1950, print items and some correspondence.

Molnar, Ferenc

Maureen Hynes Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1966-2017

Includes drafts, notes and editorial discussion for Rough Skin; Marrow, Willow; The Poison Colour; Letters From China; Harm’s Way; editorial work; George Brown College teaching career, 1974-2010; correspondence; photographs and other material related to the life and work of Maureen Hynes

Hynes, Maureen

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

Alida Martin fonds

  • CA ON00357 2103
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1829]–1949

Fonds consists of addresses and lectures notes by Samuel Nelles; clippings, eulogy and biographical information regarding Samuel Nelles and his family; photographs.

Martin, Alida

William Arthur Potter fonds

  • CA ON00357 2023
  • Fonds
  • [between 1912 and 1930]

Consists of lecture notes.

Potter, William Arthur

Lorna Goodison Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1972-ongoing

The collection consists of notebooks, notes, holograph and typescript and word processed drafts for Goodison's poems and stories.

Goodison, Lorna

Allan Griffin fonds

  • UTA 1997
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2014

Personal records of Allan Griffin, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Toronto. Includes notes and drafts for research and articles, correspondence with students and colleagues, notebooks from Griffin’s own education, teaching resources such as lecture notes, drafts and transparencies for addresses, and a large number of reprints of Professor Griffin’s publications.

Griffin, Allan

Beth Follett Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1960-2013

Including manuscripts, proofs and correspondence – related to Follett’s small press imprint, Pedlar Press, which she founded in 1997. It also includes manuscript drafts for Follett’s first published novel, Tell it Slant (Toronto: Coach House Press, 2001), as well as other professional and personal material relating to the life and work of Beth Follett.

Follett, Beth

Carolyn Temple fonds

  • CA ON00357 2139
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1988

Consists of papers, including photographs and scrapbook, of Carolyn Temple, 1929-1988, predominantly relating to Class of 1933 activities, mainly reunions.

Temple, Carolyn

Allan Stratton Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1953-2015

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.

Stratton, Allan

Joy Fielding Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-2015

Collection consists of manuscripts drafts, correspondence, reviews and other material related to Fielding's work.

Fielding, Joy

Jim Christy Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1918-2017

A complete archive demonstrating the variety of activities in the life of Jim Christy. It includes holograph notebooks, manuscript drafts of his work, correspondence with numerous writers, doodles, sketches, collages and material related to the United States Vietnam War draft and anti-war movement.

Christy, Jim

J. Edward Chamberlin Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970 - 2017

Includes correspondence with various poets in his capacity as Saturday Night poetry editor, some with submissions, and copies of replies, as well as correspondence with other writers and drafts of their work, including Rachel Manley, Lorna Goodison, Derek Walcott (along with the nomination for Walcott to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992), Anne Michaels and Bruce St. John. It also includes books, pamphlets,print and ephemera pertaining to West Indian and Caribbean Literature, history and culture.

Chamberlin, J. Edward

Tony Calzetta Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • [2009]

This first accession of Tony Calzetta’s papers include proofs, drafts, and process work for his two books: Peculiar Practices (November 2009) and co-authored book with Leon Rooke: How God Talks in His Sleep And Other Fabulous Fictions (2009).

Calzetta, Tony

Jo Beverley Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-2017

The collection consists of manuscript drafts and proofs of her novels and novellas, as well manuscripts of unpublished work and some non-fiction. It also includes correspondence (editorial as well as fan mail), and marketing and publicity material.

Beverley, Jo

Jack Batten Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1959 - 2017

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.

Batten, Jack

M.R. Appell Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1959-2015

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)

Theodore Thomas collection

  • CA OTUFM 09
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1970-1991]

Collection contains correspondence, copies of sources, notes, illustrations, photographs, microfilms, and other working papers for Ezra Schabas's book Theodore Thomas : America's conductor and builder of orchestras, 1835-1905 (University of Indiana Press, 1989). The collection also contains articles and lecture notes for presentations written by Schabas about Thomas.

Schabas, Ezra

Richard Davidson fonds

  • CA ON00357 2024
  • Fonds
  • 1902–1944

Fonds consists of correspondence (including records as Principal of Emmanuel College, 1932–1943; notebooks; notebooks, quotations and background material; sermons; prayers and essays; essays and essay notes; essays and addresses; orders of service, worship; Book of Praise material; Book of Common Order material; and lecture notes. Also included is a series of his son's personal letters (John Craig Davidson).

Davidson, Richard

Harold Morrey Smith fonds

  • CA ON00357 2061
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1920

Fonds contains letters sent by Harold Morrey Smith to his family from military training camps in Ottawa, England and France during the period 29 June 1916 to 22 May 1919. There are some additional items such as a procedure manual for Signal Training (1918), dispersal certificate (1919 May 24), a small encased picture of Jesus Christ, and a student essay written for a Modern History course.

The letters provide an exceptionally clear and vivid picture of both the external and internal worlds of Harold Morrey Smith during the period of his military service. The world outside him is described in great detail: living conditions and social life in the military training camps; training methods and signalling techniques; excursions to towns and cities, and the social life he found outside the camps; religious services attended as well as movies, plays and musicals taken in.

The internal world of Harold Morrey Smith is pictured in as much detail. It is a world shaped both by the moral and religious outlook of Canadian Methodism, and by a broad education in the liberal arts. The mind of a future lawyer is suggested in descriptive passages that are precise and analytical in approach. Other passages, in which the writer's emotions are more visible, express moral and aesthetic opinions. In some instances it appears that the writer seeks to reassure his parents that their distant son is not falling prey to the common vices of military life. Nevertheless, the letters do explore in a frank and insightful way some of his feelings about his routinized existence and the moral complexity of the war he is training to fight. Other subjects discussed in the letters are his attitudes toward his promotion to higher rank, his desire to see "action", his unwillingness to commit himself to a romantic relationship during this period, as well his thoughts about religion, art, writing, and other more abstract topics. Throughout, his closeness to his family and his fondness for the Victoria College community as remembered in Toronto and experienced abroad are evident.

The letters are written in an unusually lucid and vigorous style, which makes their reading generally quite effortless in spite of all the descriptive detail. It is evident that Smith had definite ideas about composition and style, and that he invested a good deal of time in keeping up his correspondence and diaries (the existence of other letters and the diaries are not presently known). Researchers interested in the subjects addressed in the letters to his family are the ultimate beneficiaries of this substantial investment.

Smith, Harold Morrey

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Middle House fonds

  • CA ON00357 2081
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2000

Fonds consists of financial record book of Middle House, 1954–1975; a minute book, 1952–1960; a collection of reminiscences by a resident from 1952–1954, an address to the members, 1996; and miscellaneous records from the 2000s.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Middle House

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Office of Alumni Affairs & Advancement fonds

  • CA ON00357 2074
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2016, predominant 1976–2016

Fonds consists of the records of Larry Davies, the Director of the External Relations and Development Department, primarily outgoing correspondence as well as records documenting the relationship between the Department, alumni, and alumni groups such as the Alumni of Victoria College (AVC) and the Emmanuel College Alumni/ae Association. Records also document fundraising and development activities as well as the planning and hosting of events such as reunions and milestone celebrations.

Fonds contains lists of Permanent Class Executives of Victoria College, guest book and transcripts of addresses given at the Memorial Service held for Victoria University President A.B.B. Moore, promotional material, questionnaires, notes, lists, correspondence, research material, reports, financial records, annual reports, and photographs.

The fonds is made up of seven series: Series 1: Special Events and Celebrations; Series 2: Campaigns and Fundraising; Series 3: Records of the Director; Series 4: Records related to Victoria College Alumni; Series 5: Publications and Newsletters; Series 6: Records related to Emmanuel College Alumni; and Series 7: Photographs.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Office of Alumni Affairs & Advancement

Donald E. Moggridge fonds

  • UTA 1583
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2009

Most aspects of Prof. Moggridge’s career are well documented in this fonds except for his role as a university administrator for which there are no records. Much of his published and unpublished works are documented in Series 3, 4, and 5 through drafts and correspondence. His significant role as editor, especially with respect to The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes is extensively documented in correspondence found in Series 6.

It is clear that Prof. Moggridge’s expertise in the field of economic history and Keynes was widely sought after in the number of reviews, referee and comments he was routinely asked to do. Many of these are documented in Series 8 and 9.

Finally his teaching role is well documented in the lectures for most of the courses he taught at different times in his career including early courses at Scarborough College. These are found in Series 10

Moggridge, Donald E.

Elspeth Chisholm fonds

  • UTA 1136
  • Fonds
  • 21 November 1972

Interviews conducted by Elspeth Chisholm of various individuals for the CBC programme "Innis of Canada: A Study of a Scholar" (1972).

Chisholm, Elspeth

University of Toronto Staff Association fonds

  • UTA 1910
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1999

Subject files containing correspondence, reports, financial statements, and minutes of committee meetings; files re,employment issues, pensions, workplace policies and UTSA history. Includes President Mel Martin office records; Executive Council minutes; Board of Representatives minutes. Finances Internal; membership list, grievance case files.

University of Toronto Staff Association

Archie B. McCallum fonds

  • UTA 1995
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1914

A small notebook which contains a course syllabus and handwritten lecture notes for a course on obstetrics from 1914-1914. The item belonged to Archie B. McCallum who attended the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine.

McCallum, Archie B.

Wallace Family fonds

  • CA ON00357 2187
  • Fonds
  • ca 1840-1996, predominant 1890-1940

Fonds consists of various diaries, journals, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs/negatives, regarding travel, careers, school, and life. Includes documentation about travel to China, Europe, World War I, Go Home Bay and the Madawaska Club (cottage community associated with the University of Toronto).

Fonds has been divided into four series: 1 - Paul Anthony Wilson Wallace; 2 - Edward Wilson Wallace, Jr; 3 - Muriel Joy Wilson Wallace; 4 - Photographs.

Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson

Walter Buczynski fonds

  • CA OTUFM 31
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2019

Fonds consists of manuscript music; radio music and children's pieces; correspondence with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canadian Music Centre (CMC), Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, performers, representatives of performing organizations, friends, colleagues, friends, colleagues, students; press notices and reviews; programs; Polish community activities; notebooks and journals.

Buczynski, Walter

John Beckwith fonds

  • CA OTUFM 10
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2018

Fonds consists of records created by John Beckwith during his career, predominantly relating to his compositions. Materials include sketches, drafts, final copies, texts, performance records, and related correspondence for most of his works, as well as programs and press notices, and other personal and professional documents. Records include correspondence with other musicians, both personal and professional; materials created through his work with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; lecture notes from his time at the University of Toronto and other presentations; and documents pertaining to his various awards and honours.

Beckwith, John

Derek Holman fonds

  • CA OTUFM 49
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2014

Fonds consists of the compositions, recordings, and papers of Derek Holman, a former professor at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. The fonds contains manuscript scores and parts by Derek Holman, including original compositions, arrangements and realizations, juvenilia, and sketch materials; audio and video recordings of Holman’s compositions and performances; papers and photographs from Holman’s work with various choirs and churches (including at the University of London, University of Toronto, University of Trinity College, Bishop-Strachan, Royal School of Church Music, St. Simon’s, Concord Singers, Croydon Bach Society, Grace Church-on-the-Hill, and the Canadian Children’s Opera Company); and, Holman’s personal papers, including awards, certificates, degrees, and notebooks.

Holman, Derek

Tripe Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll 00050A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1838 - 1950

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.

Tripe Family

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