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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto Manuscript Collection
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Rev. George Tsukornyk Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00669
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1920-1968

The papers of Rev. George G. Tsukornyk include: selected correspondence; a daily journal he kept while pastor for St. Mary's Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Oshawa; speeches and concert programs given at several Ukrainian Orthodox parishes for various occasions, such as Mother's Day, commemorations of the poet Taras Shevchenko, or the marking of the anniversary of the declaration of Ukrainian independence; various musical arrangements; examination questions for students of Ukrainian Sunday schools; and a few photographs.

Tsukornyk, George

Tom Harpur Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00770
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [193-]-2017

Papers consist of records created and acquired by Tom Harpur in the course of his career as a journalist and writer. Included are his columns for the Toronto Star and other media outlets; short stories and other writing that he did along with records related to his books; research materials for the Pagan Christ; various television series and documentaries which he hosted and were based on his books; correspondence with his readers, publishers, and colleagues; and interviews and other records relating to publicity. Also included is a small amount of personal material and photographs, pertaining to his education and early career. Some published materials were received as part of the donation but were either not retained or catalogued separately. A list of these books is included as an appendix to this finding aid for reference purposes.

Harpur, Tom

Derek McCormack Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00769
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1995-2008

This first accession of Derek McCormack’s papers contains manuscript drafts of novels Dark Rides (1996), Wish Book (1999), The Haunted Hillbilly (2003), Christmas Days (2005), Grab Bag (2004), The Show That Smells (2008); material related to chapbooks: Halloween Suite, Western Suit, Faux; notebooks; anthologies; and newspaper and magazine articles he’s contributed to.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing
  2. Personal journals
  3. Newspapers, magazines, literary journals and anthologies

McCormack, Derek

Simon McInnes Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00703
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1972-1999

Includes correspondence from Mavis Gallant to Joan McInnes, 1970s-1990s.

Simon McInnes

Bliss Carman papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1904-1928

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

Kenneth Sherman Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00740
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970s-2000s

Includes drafts and notes for: Black Flamingo, Cost of Living, Jogging With the Great Ray Charles, Clusters, My Father Kept His Cats Well Fed and Words for Elephant Man. Poem drafts, early essays, course work from York University and literary correspondence, 1980s – 2000s (Irving Layton, Seymour Mayne, Eric Ormsby, Cynthia Ozick, Robyn Sarah, Joe Rosenblatt, Czeslaw Milosz, Philip Roth and others) also form part of this accession.

Sherman, Kenneth

Alan Stein Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00702
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [199-]-2009

This collection features the bulk of material associated with Alan Stein’s fine press imprint Church Street Press.

Stein, Alan

Sam Solecki Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1982-2016

Contains drafts of work; correspondence with various writers; photographs; files from 1982-1984 (re: Writer-in-Residence program, Massey College).

Solecki, Sam

Ann P. Robson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00753
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1960-1990

Contains notes and transcribed letters taken by Ann Robson as part of research on Helen Taylor (womens’ rights suffragist, daughter of Harriet Taylor Mill, 1808-1858, and stepdaughter of philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873). Includes transcriptions of letters exchanged between members of the Mill-Taylor family, as well as general notes on other 19th and 20th century writing on the subject of women’s rights.
The notes appear to have been taken during Robson’s consultation of a number of different archival collections at different institutions, which she noted in the margins. The bulk of the notes appear to refer to the Mill-Taylor collection held at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Robson, Ann P. (Ann Provost)

Kathleen Switzer Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00773
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1966

Unpublished typescript of ‘The Parish House Murders’ by Kathleen Switzer, with added author Mrs. T. J. Brook. Date of creation most likely March 21, 1966. “77,500 words”, 310 leaves.

Switzer, Kathleen

Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00751
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1863-1908

Contains the only known records of Captain Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe. The collection comprises of two leaves from a scrapbook, which has pasted-in watercolours and clippings, as well as three singular watercolours and one pencil drawing. These eleven watercolours and two pencil drawings were made during the course of his travels as a British naval officer and Consul-General to Portuguese East Africa at the following locations: Bahia Blanca (Argentina), Chupat, Patagonia (Argentina), Colonia, Rio Plata (Uruguay), Santa Catarina and Anhatomirim Island (Brazil), Simambaya Island (off the coast of Lamu, Kenya), Cape Verde (off the Senegalese coast), Egypt and Ascension Island (South Atlantic Ocean, 1600 km from the coast of Africa). Collected clippings demonstrate Crowe’s interest in naval history and exploration. Crowe’s papers also contain personal correspondence, notably three letters written to his mother (1863, 1872, 1878), and one to his grandfather as a 14 year old naval cadet. Correspondence and documentation also relates to his career as a naval officer and consul-general including a commission document, a letter of introduction and a letter from Crowe requesting retirement. The collected papers comprises some estate documents, such as an original codicil to Crowe’s will, which makes arrangements for his young daughter, as well as documents outlining the distribution of inheritance from his Uncle and his parents.

Crowe, Fritz Hauch Eden

Nisha Dubey Papers of Samuel Bamber and William Brown

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00738
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1909-1978

Personal documents (1909-1978) pertaining to Samuel Bamber of Stockport, Chesire, United Kingdom, and William Brown, also of Stockport, a member of the International Brigade (London) who went to fight in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

Dubey, Nisha

The Ronald Peters Gift of the Lester Douglas Personal Archives of Earl Horter, Hans Foy, David Karfunkle and Barbara Shermund

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00750
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1916-1958

Contains the personal archives of Lester Douglas of four artists: Earl Horter, Hans Foy, David Karfunkle and Barbara Shermund. Douglas was acquainted with these artists through his role as the Director of Art and Printing for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and through his work as a typographer and book designer. These collections include original artworks from all four artists, including drawings, paintings, etchings and engravings, some of them inscribed with dedications to Douglas. Apart from Horter, the artworks are contained in portfolios created by Douglas. Also included is correspondence from Horter and Foy to Douglas, as well as some ephemera, such as newspaper clippings and exhibition pamphlets for Horter, Foy and Karfunkle.

Peters, Ronald

Miriam Dashkin Beckerman

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1971 - 2005

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

Beckerman, Miriam

Roderick Stewart Collection of Bethune

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1927-2009

Contains extensive research, drafts and notes for work on Dr. Norman Bethune, as well as prints and photographs of Norman Bethune and Bethune memorabilia

Stewart, Roderick

Chaim Grade Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 694
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970 - 1980

Includes correspondence (mostly copies) of Yiddish writers Chaim Grade (1910-1982), Morris Gruda (1919- ) and Leon Eisner, 1960s-1980s. Also includes print material about Chaim Grade and some unidentified black and white photographs of Grade and others. Most material is in Yiddish.

Grade, Chaim, Gruda, Morris, Eisner, Leon

Milton Alexander Buchanan Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00098 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1878-1952

Research notes on Bartolme Jose Gallardo, and northeastern North American place names; holograph, typescript and printed works; a typed bibliography.

Buchanan, Milton A. (Milton Alexander)

Ann Buttrick Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00385
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1968-1979.

The collection consists of materials relating to the anti-Vietnam War activities of Ann Buttrick. Topics include civil liberties, Canadian policy vis-a-vis the United States, and the Annie Mae Aquash case. Papers were created in connection with The International Committee to Free South Vietnamese Political Prisoners from Detention, Torture and Death, which was a committee of the Canadian Council of Churches, and Voice of Women, a non-governmental organization, and the Canadian Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). They include correspondence, Vietnamese government publications, audio recordings of Toronto events, newspaper clippings, and printed matter.

Buttrick, Ann

E. Lloyd Caldwell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00192 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1980

Contains two unpublished manuscripts of the history of the Richelieu Valley.

Caldwell, Eugene Lloyd

Canadian Documents

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00131
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1762-1839

Collection consists of forms relating to the civil and military governments of Upper and Lower Canada. Most are printed and completed in manuscript, some in manuscript only. Many forms document the salaries and pensions paid by the Province of Quebec (later Lower Canada). Two (1815 and 1817) are for Upper Canada. These are filed as "disbursements"; military payments as "warrants"; others include: receipts, powers of attorney, military "ordinaries" and "extraordinaries", etc
There are a variety of signatures on each document, including those of the governor, secretary, recipient or attorney for the recipient, etc. Only a few were definitely printed in Canada: byT.Cary and Co and by J. Neilson in Quebec. There is no imprint on most of them-they could have been printed in Canada.

Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Toronto Branch Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00102 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1889-1921

Minute books, business records (correspondence, minutes, reports, vouchers, mailing lists) and advance proofs of articles on engineering topics.

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Toronto Section.

Harcourt Brown Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00330 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1923-1983

Correspondence, manuscript drafts, research notes and materials for Professor Brown's lectures and writings; also contains papers of his students.

Brown, Harcourt

Mike Murakami Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1915-2013

Contains printed matter from the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC); various newspaper clippings, books and pamphlets on Japanese Canadians and the redress movement (including several complete issues of Nikkei Voice); 6 video cassettes with redress-related content, plus manuscript notebooks from Murakami’s grandmother (in Japanese).

Murakami, Mike

Abe Kabayama Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00673
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1969-2002

Contains printed material related to the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) task force of First Nations Canadians, including meeting announcements and agendas; a small amount of material related to the Earth Spirit Festival held in Toronto in 1991; plus related correspondence. Also includes biographical and genealogical booklets on the Kabayama family, with photographs.

Kabayama, Abe

Stan Hiraki Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00674
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1982-1993

Includes copies of minutes from meetings of the Toronto chapter of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) and the Toronto Japanese Canadian Citizens Association (TJCCA); 35 cassette tapes with recordings of various NAJC/TJCCA meetings, concerning Japanese Canadian redress.

Hiraki, Stan

William E. Blatz Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00134
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1926-1965

Includes personal and professional papers of Blatz; historical materials relating to the Institute of Child Study and associated schools; research material connected with projects carried out at the Institute under the direction of W.E. Blatz, 1926-1964, and after his death, by members of his staff at the Institute and the Brora Centre, up to 1979.

Blatz, William E.

Robert Laird Borden Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00184 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1886-1937

The collection consists of correspondence of a political and personal nature, diaries, and miscellaneous documents.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

Archibald Lang Fleming Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00149 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1883-1953

A collection of typescripts of two unpublished books: Beyond the Arctic Circle and Arctic Dawn, as well as related correspondence.

Fleming, Archibald Lang

Barry Callaghan Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1965-2016

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.

Callaghan, Barry

Margaret Atwood Papers

  • Manuscript Collection

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.

Atwood, Margaret

Russell Brown Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1972-1999

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.

Brown, Russell

John Beattie Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00415
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1913

Typescript of Frank Walker Beattie's unpublished book, With the Durham R.E.'s.

Beattie, John

Hugh Morrison Collection of Edmund Blunden Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00056
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1932-1978

The collection consists of twenty-eight Edmund Blunden letters, cards and other manuscripts. Blunden was Hugh Morrison's tutor at Merton College, Oxford, and the correspondence reflects their friendship, including mutual acquaintances, friends and common interests.

Morrison, Hugh

Edward Clark Noble Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00186
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1924-1978

The collection consists of a small collection of manuscripts, correspondence, articles, offprints and clippings on the discovery and development of insulin. The papers relate largely to the early part of Dr. Noble's career.

Noble, Edward Clark

Ontario Department of Education

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00100
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1915

Correspondence on the bilingual school issue in 1915.

Ontario Department of Education

George Payerle Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00383
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1968-2000

The collection consists of draft manuscripts of Payerle's various works, including The Afterpeople (1970), Wolfbane Fane (1977), Two from Babylon (1990) and The Weather and That (1993). It also includes drafts of his unpublished poems and prose, papers documenting his involvement with The Writers' Union of Canada, and correspondence from other writers in the Union and those whose work he edited.

Payerle, George

Richard Pennington Papers (Downsview Offsite)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00148
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [193-]-[199-]

The collection consists of Penningtons's writings, research materials and correspondence. It includes material relating to his research on the etchings of Wenceslaus Hollars, along with drafts of his book A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wencelaus Hollar, 1607-1677 (1982). It also contains material relating to his book Peterley Harvest: The Private Diary of David Peterley (1960) and to his unpublished memoirs. There are also letters from various English authors and correspondence and papers relating to his work as librarian and secretary of the National Liberal Club in London, England, in the 1930s. Some of the later material relates to Pennington's private press publications.

Pennington, Richard

James A. Pidduck Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00555
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1910-1920

The collection includes some photographs and a postcard of Pidduck and other soldiers, two World War I pay books belonging to Pidduck, a certificate of authorization to drive and a journal, documenting his life as a soldier in Canada, England and France in 1916. The journal outlines his daily life, where he chauffeured people to, what he did with his free time, to whom he spoke and where he moved to. He stops writing in December of 1916 after nearly a year of consistent entries.

Pidduck, James A.

Damiano Pietropaolo Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00519
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1980-2005

The collection consists of manuscript drafts, production scripts and other production materials of radio plays and other CBC projects produced and directed by Pietropaolo. Among the writers represented in the collection include Timothy Findley, Carol Shields, Michael Ondaatje and George Elliot Clarke, among others. There is also a small sampling of Doris Lessing material, both manuscripts and correspondence, related to her 1985 Massey Lecture.

Pietropaolo, Damiano

Jack Pocock Memorial Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00331
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1964-1977

Contains materials generated and collected in the course of business by the Toronto Anti-Draft Programme (TADP), 1964-1977. Includes individual case files, intake and housing records, sales records for the Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada, counseling materials, lobbying and public relations files, materials from other activist, religious and anti-war groups, TADP administrative records, and a collection of printed items.

Pocock, Jack

Roger Pocock Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00417
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1932-1941

Includes material relating to Roger Pocock and the Legion of the Frontiersmen. Correspondence between Pocock and fellow 'Frontiersman' Charles Palmer, 1932-1941; Driscoll to Palmer; a signed photograph of Pocock; a signed dinner menu from Imperial Overseas Legion of Frontiersmen Reunion Dinner; and two Manuals for the Canadian Branch of the Frontiersmen.

Pocock, Roger

Rein Raimet Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00540
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [196-]-

This collection consists of architectural plans and photos for structures designed  in whole and in part  by architect Rein Raimet.

Raimet, Rein

Reid Dominion Packaging Limited Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00465
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1898-1973

The majority of the collection consists of financial, administrative, land and patent records of the Reid Dominion Packaging Limited, formerly known as Reid Press, and its predecessor, the Duncan Lithography Company.

Reid Dominion Packaging Limited

John Reid Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00544
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [195-]-

Collection consists primarily of manuscript drafts of John Reid's various writing projects, including novels, short stories, poetry, memoirs and librettos. It also contains some material related to a proposed biography he wished to write on Wyndham Lewis.

Reid, John

Malcolm Ross Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00277
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-1997

The collection consists of correspondence, notes, manuscript drafts of his essays, and addresses. Papers give an overview of Canadian literary studies during the 1970's and 1980's.

Ross, Malcolm MacKenzie

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