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Antanas Sileika Papers

This first donation for Antanas Sileika and includes published (including Woman in Bronze,
Underground, and Dinner at the End of the World); unpublished manuscript materials; juvenilia;
correspondence; CBC Radio comedy sketch scripts; various publications he has worked on or
contributed to; and materials from the Humber School for Writers including correspondence and
transcriptions of author talks for a series called The Writing Life.

Sileika, Antanas

Antanas Sileika Papers

This accession of Antanas Sileika’s papers includes manuscripts for his book, The Barefoot Bingo: a memoir (2017); files pertaining to the Humber School for Writers; and research files relating to Dr. Tillson Lever Harrison.

Sileika, Antanas

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession for Alberto Manguel’s papers contains manuscripts and page proofs for some of his latest work; correspondence (including correspondence with notable literary figures such as Mavis Gallant and Doris Lessing); essays; articles; projects; material pertaining to various literary events, lectures, seminars, including his own festival, Atlantide; periodicals; research files (for Curiosity and the Five Cities tour); personal photographs; and other material related to his life and work primarily in the years between 1990 and 2015.

Manguel, Alberto

The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00403B
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1801 - 1937

The second accession of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Papers includes predominantly textual (handwritten and typescript) material relating to the administration and operation of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company during the years 1801 – 1937 (bulk 1835-1937).

Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company

Margaret Atwood Papers

Includes extensive family and personal correspondence, 1940s to the present; The Handmaid’s Tale TV series media; Alias Grace TV series media; The Heart Goes Last dead matter; appearances; print; juvenilia including papier mache puppets made in high school; Maternal Aunt Joyce Barkhouse (author of Pit Pony and Anna’s Pet), fan mail; professional correspondence and other material.

Margaret Atwood Papers

Includes drafts, notes, proofs for Stone Mattress: Nine Tales; The Handmaid’s Tale ballet by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet; “I’m Starved For You” short story (part of The Heart Goes Last) published digitally only with Byliner/Positron, online publisher; drafts, notes and other material related to Margaret Atwood’s new novel The Heart Goes Last, including extensive editorial notes and comments by Ellen Seligman; ‘Cause Files’; letters of recommendation by Margaret Atwood; appearances; In Other Worlds foul matter; MaddAddam media; general media; fan mail 2013-2014; various small projects; general media; general fan mail; ‘fantastic fan mail’; Future Library press archive

Margaret Atwood Papers

This accession contains notes, drafts, editorial correspondence (with Ellen Seligman and others) and research for Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold; the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative in which Margaret Atwood mentored writer Naomi Alderman; appearances; short pieces; essays; interviews; media for various projects including her graphic novel with Johnnie Christmas, Angel Catbird; a draft of Dark Backward, early title of Hag-Seed; material related to the upcoming Netflix mini-series Alias Grace directed by Sarah Polley; fan mail; editorial and other correspondence; the City Opera Vancouver production of Pauline; and other material

Margaret Atwood Papers

Includes drafts, proofs, editorial correspondence and other material related to MaddAddam; The Year of the Flood [early title ‘God’s Garden’]; promotional material, publisher’s correspondence, website, early preliminary material; the ‘Trace’ play; film scripts and correspondence for Grace Marks/Alias Grace, Life Before Man, The Robber Bride, Lady Oracle, Cat’s Eye, The Edible Woman, ‘Score: a hockey musical’ [MA singing cameo]; print and personal appearances, activism and other activities; short pieces, essays, speeches; Nashville Public Television interview, and research files for The Year of the Flood, Oryx and Craik, MaddAddam

Atwood, Margaret

Jay MillAr Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00036A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1986 - 2006

Contains drafts, manuscripts, correspondence and other material pertaining to the life, education, poetry and published work of Jay MillAr (1971-). The collection also includes his involvement and interaction with the Toronto experimental poetry community and other poets and writers, notably Brian T. Francis, John Barlow, Rob Ruzic and Rob McLennan. In addition, the collection also includes publications, correspondence and manuscript material from the two literary presses – Boondoggle Books (1992-1997) and BookThug (1997-) – that he founded and operates.

MillAr, Jay

Allan Stratton Papers

This accession of Allan Stratton’s papers includes manuscripts for The Dogs, The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish, Curse of the Dream Witch; and The Grave Robber’s Apprentice; professional files; correspondence; personal files; addenda for plays such as Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii and earlier plays; juvenilia; and other material related to his life and work.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing
  2. Professional Files
  3. Correspondence
  4. Personal Files
  5. Addenda for Plays
  6. Juvenilia

Stratton, Allan

Allan Stratton Papers

This first accession of Allan Stratton’s papers includes a significant amount of juvenilia from elementary school to university; various play and manuscript drafts; photographs; correspondence (predominantly with family and friends); financial records; reviews; posters and promotional items from plays, as well as and other material related to his life and work, from as early as the age of 10 (1961) until 2011.

Stratton, Allan

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

Gilbert Parker Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00022
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1892 - 1937

Contains letters and notes written by Gilbert Parker to various recipients between 1892 and 1926. Collection also includes promotional pamphlet for Parker’s novel The World for Sale and a press photograph.

Parker, Gilbert

The Provincial Marine Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll 00022B
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1788 - 1792

Collection consists of 34 promissory freight notes for merchandise and peltries shipped aboard the King’s Armed Vessels between British Garrisons on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and Lake Huron (1778-1787). This series includes thirty holograph notes and four printed forms with holograph additions. The printed form are likely produced by William Brown, Quebec’s first printer. Collection also contains 12 manuscript documents and letters on the hardships experienced by fur traders and merchants in their attempts to conduct business in the Great Lakes region (1783-1793). These documents primarily illustrate the experiences of three prominent fur traders: Philippe-Francois de Rastel de Rocheblave, James Ellice and Toussaint Pothier.

The Provincial Marine

Terry Watada Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00036
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1996 - 2018

Terry Watada’s second accession primarily contains material relating to his publications, most notably drafts and proofs for two novels: Kuroshio: The Blood of Foxes and The Three Pleasures. The papers also include drafts and correspondence pertaining to individual

poetry submissions as well as his published work: Ten Thousand Views of Rain, Obon: The Festival of the Dead and The Game of 100 Ghosts. The collection includes correspondence, drafts and promotional material for Watada’s contribution to anthologies, as well as his involvement in cultural and academic conferences and events.

Watada, Terry

Thoreau MacDonald Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00022A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1900 - 1984

Collection consists of two series. The first consists of 14 original works of art by Thoreau MacDonald and two original pencil drawings by J.E.H MacDonald donated by Leon Katz. The second series consists primarily of ephemera related to Thoreau MacDonald, which was donated by Ron Peters. This material is primarily composed of cards with his designs, order forms for books with his illustrations and other promotion material. Also included in the second series is research material used by Thoreau MacDonald related to hawks, predators and the environment.

MacDonald, Thoreau

The Niagara Falls Museum Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00403A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1832 - 2004

Collection consists of archival material related to the museum and its proprietors, including correspondence and promotional material, as well as items documenting Sidney Barnett’s involvement in the militia and Fenian Raids (1866). The collection also includes books and ephemera pertaining to the Niagara Falls tourist industry, such as guidebooks, broadsides, flyers, tickets and certificates. The collection also contains 124 photographs, including glass stereoviews, card stereoviews, ambrotypes, cabinet cards, and albumen photographs, dating from 1850s to the 1890s, with 18 produced by the museum itself.

The Niagara Falls Museum

The Keemlé Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00186A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1903 - 1917

A collection of papers pertaining to the Keemlé family of Delaware, Washington, and Toronto. Although the family was American, several lived in Toronto in the years immediately before the First World War. One son, Ned, enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the beginning of the hostilities and was killed in France in 1915. Another son, Louis, enlisted in the American forces later in the war, but survived. The family also had connections to St Michael’s College, University of Toronto.

Keemlé Family

The Atkins Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF Ms Coll. 00185A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1638-1982

A collection of papers pertaining to the Tinkler, Barnard, and Atkins families of England. The exact relationship between the Tinkler family and the Barnard/Atkins family remains unknown, although the papers related to Tinklers have been preserved together with those of the other families for several generations. The first box includes the military correspondence of Robert Barnard (d. 1854) from Ireland during the great famine year of 1847 as well as his letters from the Crimean War. The second box includes the military correspondence of Sir John Atkins, KCMG, KCVO, FRCS (1875-1963) from his year of service in the Boer War, as well as materials related to his career as a medical officer in the First World War. Boxes 3-5 reflect the life and career of Sir Hedley John Barnard Atkins, KStJ, KBE (1904-1983), first professor of surgery at Guy’s Hospital, London and President of the Royal College of Surgeons. He specialised in the scientific treatment of breast cancer and the Hedley Atkins Breast Unit at New Cross Hospital acknowledges his contribution in the field. From 1971 to 1973 he was President of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Atkins, John, Sir

Robertson Davies Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00050
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1929 - 2008

Collection contains personal and professional papers pertaining to Robertson Davies. This includes material relating to Davies’ early life, including writing and acting as a student at Upper Canada College (1929-1932), his studies at Baillol College at Oxford (1935-1938), and participation in theatrical performances in Kingston, Oxford, the Old Vic Theatre, Peterborough and the Stratford Festival (1934-1960). The papers contain a small amount of material related to Davies’ career as a journalist at Saturday Night magazine and the Peterborough Examiner. These papers contain extensive material on the novels, books and writing of Davies. This includes drafts, proofs, correspondence, reviews, clippings and any stage adaptations of his novels from The Salterton Trilogy (Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice and A Mixture of Frailties), The Deptford Trilogy (Fifth Business, The Manticore and World of Wonders), The Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What’s Bred in the Bone and The Lyre of Orpheus) and the incomplete Toronto Trilogy (Murther and Walking Spirits and The Cunning Man). Also included are a complete set of original drafts and woodcuts for the Penguin edition covers of Davies’ novels, which were designed by the American printmaker Bascove. Limited material related to his essays, short stories and non-fiction publications, notably including Shakespeare’s Boy Actors, A Voice from the Attic, High Spirits and his books of fictional essays by Samuel Marchbanks are a part of the papers. Additionally, the collection includes considerable records relating to Davies’ contributions to anthologies as well as professional writing in academic journals, newspapers and magazines. These papers encompass Davies’ career as a playwright, including material related to twenty-two original works including drafts, scripts, photographs, posters, playbills and clippings, as well as the complete papers relating to the production of The Golden Ass which was staged after Davies’ death. The collection contains a large sampling of correspondence of both a professional and personal nature spanning from 1934 to his death in 1995. Also included in the collection is material related to the professional career of Davies’ as a well-known Canadian writer, this includes photographs and press clippings as well as speeches and commentaries made by Davies and his awards. Records also pertain to academic and trade writing on Davies and his work, most notably a complete set of interviews conducted with family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances by Val Ross during the course of her writing Robertson Davies: A Portrait in Mosaic (2009). Papers also relate to the eighteen years Davies spent as the Master of Massey College beginning in 1963. Including articles on the founding of Massey College, the death of Vincent Massey, newsletters, teaching material and invitations and programmes for the annual Christmas Gaudy, printed on the Massey College Press. Also included is a small amount of personal records including travel records, calendars, real estate and list of personal effects. Finally, the collection contains a series dedicated to the collecting practices of Dr. Rick Davis, who collected and assembled these papers. This includes Davis’ invoices and notes for his Davies material, as well as correspondence including exchanges with Robertson Davies, Moira Whalon, Brenda Davies and Jennifer Surridge.

Davies, Robertson

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession for Alberto Manguel’s papers contains manuscripts and page proofs for some of his latest work; many essays, stories, articles and projects; material pertaining to various literary events, lectures, seminars, including his own festival, Atlantide; correspondence; periodicals; research files (for A History of Reading and The Library at Night); personal photographs; and other material related to his life and work primarily in the years between 1998 and 2014.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Essays, Stories and Articles
  3. Projects
  4. Non-Alberto Manguel works - other people’s manuscripts
  5. Atlantide – Literary Festival in Nantes
  6. Festivals, Lectures and Seminars 7. Correspondence
  7. Periodicals
  8. Juries
  9. Personal and Miscellaneous Files
  10. Research Files
  11. Photographs
  12. Slides

Manguel, Alberto

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession for Alberto Manguel’s papers contains manuscripts, including both his and other authors’; information regarding projects; personal correspondence; research; material pertaining to various literary events, lectures, seminars; printed books; periodicals; magazine appearances; clippings; and other material related to his life and work primarily in the years between 2010 and 2012.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Other Writing Files
  3. Non-Alberto Manguel works - other people’s manuscripts
  4. Projects
  5. Jury: Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa
  6. Other Publications
  7. Appearances
  8. Art-related projects
  9. Correspondence
  10. Reviews
  11. Personal and Miscellaneous files
  12. Festivals, lectures and seminars
  13. Research
  14. Audiovisual materials
  15. Arts de México magazines
  16. Publications
  17. Antiquarian book catalogues
  18. Miscellaneous ephemera

Manguel, Alberto

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

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

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

Charles Pachter Papers

Scope and content: This accession of Charles Pachter’s papers contains correspondence and files relating to projects (such as the Simcoe Mural Project), events and donations.
Contains series:

  1. Correspondence and events
  2. Contracts and Canadiana fund donations
  3. Exhibitions
  4. Simcoe Mural Project files

Pachter, Charles

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

Bruce Whiteman Papers

Includes writing and professional documents; personal and family material; correspondence; drafts of short pieces, books, talks and appearances; personal journals and other material related to the life and work of Bruce Whiteman

Note: Correspondence has been kept in original order.

Whiteman, Bruce

Bruce Whiteman Papers

Includes drafts and research for his work on Constantine Simonides; Frances Jammes; drafts, proofs and other material for Intimate Letters; personal and professional correspondence; reviews and other material related to the life and work of Bruce Whiteman

Whiteman, Bruce

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

Morris Wolfe Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1942-2016

Contains files relating to the life and work of writer and editor, Morris Wolfe.

Wolfe, Morris

Morris Wolfe Papers

This first accession contains files relating to the life and work of writer and editor, Morris Wolfe.

Wolfe, Morris

Rudyard Fearon Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1977- ongoing

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

Fearon, Rudyard

Rudyard Fearon Papers

Includes ‘first poems’, early poetry and other material; drafts, correspondence, school work and personal material

Fearon, Rudyard

Margaret Atwood Papers

Drafts and final typescripts of her literary works (poems, stories, dramatic works, novels, non fiction works); original art work; correspondence; a little juvenilia.

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

Champlain Society Papers

Correspondence, administrative material and membership files (membership files are kept in unnumbered boxes arranged numerically by membership number). Typescripts of several of the Society’s publications and manuscripts of other works not published by the Society.

Champlain Society

Erika Ritter Papers

Includes research, drafts and print related to The Hidden Life of Humans; The Dog by the Cradle, the Serpent Beneath; “Unmuzzled” column for Dogs in Canada; The Great Big Book of Guys; The Girl I Left Behind Me; travel writing; CBC Radio writing and hosting; appearances; comedy pieces; notes for speeches, talks and readings; various radio pieces; “The Ark Gallery/Noah’s Arcade” radio programme; published and unpublished work; memorials; book reviews; professional and personal correspondence, 2004-2006 and other material related to the life and work of Erika Ritter

Ritter, Erika

Erika Ritter Papers

The collection includes manuscript drafts of Ritter's literary output, including her plays, novels and various short pieces for newspapers, magazines and radio. It also includes correspondence.

Ritter, Erika

Michael Redhill Papers

Includes drafts, proofs, correspondence and other material related to Lake Nora Arms, Impromptu, What We Dreamt the Sky Was, Be Frank, Punishment, Consolation, ’A Kept Woman’, ‘Sugar Cloud’or ‘Mason of Tunica’; Martin Sloane; numerous early works and early drafts of later works; juvenilia, including animation cells for short films, ‘Atomic Man’ and others; artwork; schoolwork; audio-visual material; writing as Inger Ash Wolfe, drafts and proofs of The Calling; The Taken; A Door in the River; Ontario Film Development Corporation material; acting and directing material; personal correspondence, 1970s and 1980s; editorial correspondence: Coach House Press, Anansi Press, 1990s; and other material related to the life and work of Michael Redhill

Redhill, Michael

Michael Redhill Papers

Includes early fiction, 1982-1991, poetry and plays: Be Frank, Heretics, Deadwait, Mr. Stern is Dead, Building Jerusalem, Goodness, literary and personal correspondence, including with many writers such as Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Don McKay, Linda Spalding, Esta Spalding, interviews with Dennis Lee, Michael Ondaatje and Don Coles, reviews by and about Michael Redhill; publishing; drafts, editing—including Andre Alexis, Elisabeth Harvor; research for Martin Sloane, Consolation, Goodness; print; Lake Nora Arms, Asphodel, Impromptu Feats of Balance and other poetry; short fiction and prose pieces; screenplays, plays and short stories: The Covered, a screenplay written by Michael Redhill and Michael Helm, Breakthrough, collections of short stories, Fidelity; ‘The Last Resort’ film treatment and other film and television projects; material related to Brick magazine, editing and publishing correspondence and other material. Michael Redhill was the proprietor and publisher of Brick magazine from 2003-2011, and an editor from 1998-2003.

Redhill, Michael

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

Star Weekly Magazine Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00151
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [193-]-1973

The collection consists of a card file of fiction published in Star Weekly Magazine and in the Canadian Magazine. Information on the cards includes rights and prices. The cards are arranged by author. This collection does not contain the Star Weekly Magazine.

Star Weekly Magazine

Karen Mulhallen Papers

This latest accession of Karen Mulhallen’s papers consists of both Descant materials – manuscripts, correspondence and proofs, as well as Mulhallen’s own files for the literary journal – and papers pertaining to Mulhallen’s literary work, including the book Acquainted with Absence: Selected Poems (published by Blaurock Press, 2009) along with other Mulhallen books. It also includes material for an Open Radio program developed by Mulhallen called Tale and the Teller, as well as correspondence, files relating to her various archival and book donations, and various academic materials, primarily lecture notes for courses she taught at Ryerson.

Karen Mulhallen

John Metcalf Papers

This accession of John Metcalf’s papers includes personal writing; manuscripts and correspondence with various authors; correspondence with other writers; as well as journals, photographs and other material related to his life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing
  2. Editing files
  3. Correspondence
  4. Humber Schools for Writers files
  5. Personal and miscellaneous files

Metcalf, John

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