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Raymond MacDougal Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1936 - 2003

This collection contains photographs and a typewritten manuscript recording Raymond MacDougal’s wartime experience while serving with the RCAF in Canada. This includes a written description of his war work including posted locations, individuals he worked with, and projects he was involved in. MacDougal’s annotated photographs are included in his typewritten manuscript, The War Years 1939-1945, as well as in a separate album. The album, which had the pages removed for conservation purposes, largely details photographs taken for both personal interest and as a part of his role in the photographic and motion picture section for the Clinical Investigation Unit in Halifax and Regina, and at the No. 1 Clinical Investigation Unit in Toronto, a top-secret medical facility, which MacDougal often describes as No. 1 I.T.S. These photographs notably include various experiments including centrifugal force, oxygen regulators and decompression chambers. MacDougal’s collection also contains photographs of Canadian WWII aircrafts on the runway and in flight, as well as extensive aerial photographs of Toronto, which were captured during the process of making educational films and testing photographic cameras in aircrafts. There are also several photographs from the Victory Aircraft factory in Malton, Ontario including celebrations in November 1944 for the 100th Canadian-built Lancaster aircraft. The collection also contains memorials of friends who died in action during the war. This collection also includes a typescript bound manuscript and photographs of MacDougal’s biking trip across Britain and Europe with his friend, William Dalton Smith, in 1936.

MacDougal, Raymond

Freeman, Shelley Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1973 - 1979

Contains series:

  1. Handwritten correspondence from Nelson Adams to Shelley Freeman, c.1976-1979. Includes postcards, printed cards, letters and attachments including samples of cards and other materials hand-printed by Nelson Adams at the Commonplace Press.
  2. Letterpress materials hand-printed by Shelley Freeman during her time as a student and employee at CHP, as well as related project materials
  3. Photographs of the space and staff at CHP and York University between 1973-1975. All black and white, unless otherwise noted. Extent: 23 photographs.

Freeman, Shelley

Ezra Pound Papers

  • Manuscript Collection

This collection contains correspondence between Ezra Pound (1885-1972) and H.G. Barton, as well as between Barton and others, including Robert Harborough Sherard (1861-1943), regarding Ezra Pound and Oscar Wilde. Also included are prospectuses for works by Pound and Sherard, clippings, and prose about Pound.

Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972

Joseph de Brettes Collection

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1886 - 1909

Contains archival materials pertaining to French explorer Joseph de Brettes’ (1861-1934) expeditions to South America including two to Gran Chaco. Collection includes a steel cranial measuring device used during his ethnographic examinations of the Ahuaco-Kagaba Indigenous peoples (Kogi People) found in the Sierra-Nevada de Santa Marta, northern Colombia; a steel archaeological specimen; two offprint accounts written and illustrated by De Brettes describing his expeditions and scientific work in South America; and an offprint bibliographical outline of De Brettes’ extensive explorations in South America and elsewhere as well as his naval and army service.
Also includes album of autographs collected while in South America; 3 photographic identification cards; his personal library bookplate; an offprint poem signed and dedicated by French poet Jehan Rictus; as well as correspondence connected with his efforts as Vice-President of a Portuguese railway company, in particular dealing with a meeting with the King, including 3 manuscript telegrams sent from Lisbon September 1905 and 2 manuscript letters dated 1905.

de Brettes, Joseph

William George Browne Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1803 - 1809

This collection contains research materials and notes related to Browne’s travels as well as correspondence.

Contains Series:
Series 1: Papers copied and translated
Series 2: Additional miscellaneous matter for 2nd voyage

Browne, William George

[Juvenile Drama Collection]

  • CA OTUTF juvdra
  • Collection
  • 1811-1956

Collection comprises more than six thousand sheets of engravings and lithographs illustrating the characters and scenery from British and some European plays between 1810 and 1940.

[Collection of bookplates / compiled by Beulah Knox]

  • CA OTUTF duff 04327
  • Collection
  • 1800-1920

Examples of personal and institutional bookplates in various styles from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Contains 4 binders:
Binder 1: 1-001-1-367
Binder 2: 2.001-2.072
Binder 3: 3.001-3.088
Binder 4: 4.001-4.088

Knox, Beulah Gillet

[Collection of Canadian bookplates]

  • CA OTUTF duff 03951
  • Collection
  • 1600-1967

Binder 1 — A-B. - Binder 2 — C-D. - Binder 3 — E-G. - Binder 4 — H-L. - Binder 5 — M-O. - Binder 6 — P-S. - Binder 7 —T-Z.

R.T Frankford Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00785 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1964 - 2016

Collection consists of material collected during the course of Dr. Frankford’s career as a doctor, health care activist and Member of Provincial Parliament. This includes reports, correspondence and clippings on primary health care, health service organizations, community health centres and material related to access to health care for marginalized groups. There are also copies of Dr. Frankford’s writing for newspapers and scientific and medical journals, as well as clippings on his work as an activist and other clippings of interest. Papers also relate to Dr. Frankford’s work regarding sickle cell anemia, and his participation in the Ontario Medical Association. His political papers includes speeches, presentations, reports and material generated during the course of his campaigns. The papers contain a small amount of personal material, especially regarding tributes made after his death.

Frankford, R.T. (Robert Timothy)

P.V.K. Tripe Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1909 - ?

Collection contains material relating to the lives and experiences of PVK Tripe and his wife, Elizabeth Rannie Tripe, during the Second World War. This includes logbooks, diaries, telegrams, letters and photographs from this period encompassing the experiences of both active service and the homefront. The collection notably contains PVK Tripe’s flying logs, which outline every hour he spent in the air between 1939 and 1945 and also includes squadron transfers, locations, missions and type of aircraft, as well as Elizabeth Tripe’s diaries from 1943 and 1944, with earlier selections from June 1941 and May 1942. Of particular note are telegrams received by Tripe after he was awarded the DFC, as well as letters written back to Canada by Elizabeth Tripe. Albums put together by Elizabeth Tripe, both prior to and during the war, outline her courtship with Tripe, their wedding and her life in Chester, as well as family members and friends. Loose photographs from throughout the war showcase Tripe in casual and professional shots, posing with squadron-mates, friends and airplanes at bases in England, Wales and Belgium. The collection also holds significant artefacts relating to PVK Tripe’s military career, of especial significance, includes pieces from his destroyed aircraft which were recovered by Karel Baetan and gifted to his daughter, Anne Tripe Crossman in 2013, his miniature dress medals, pins, cap badge and scarf, as well as pilots license and passports.

Tripe, P.V.K. (Philip Valentine King)

Peter Rehak Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1944 - 2004

Historical Context:
In 1989, Imre Finta gained notoriety in Canada as the country’s first person prosecuted under Canada’s new war crimes legislation. On the recommendation of the Deschênes Commission, the Criminal Code was amended in 1987 to authorize Canadian courts to try war criminals, including suspected Nazis, for crimes committed in other countries. After leaving Hungary, Finta was convicted in absentia by a Hungarian People’s Tribunal in 1948 and sentenced to five years forced labor. He was known to Canadian authorities since 1974 when Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal alerted them of Finta’s whereabouts. The highly publicized criminal trial followed two libel lawsuits involving Finta which represented mounting pressure on Ottawa to prosecute war criminals living in Canada. In 1982 the Toronto Sun published an article and editorial which stated that allegations of war crimes made by Sabina Citron — a Holocaust survivor and co-founder of the Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association — against Finta were false. Citron filed a libel suit against the newspaper and Finta. In 1983 CTV’s W5 program aired an episode accusing Finta of having committed war crimes. Finta claimed he was merely a dispatcher and filed a libel lawsuit against CTV. The network maintained that what they said on air was true, and traveled to Israel, Hungary and Vienna to obtain evidence, as well as using evidence from the Citron case. Witness testimonies gathered by CTV and Finta’s poor health resulted in Finta withdrawing his libel suit against CTV and his defense in the Citron action. He was ordered to pay $32,000 to Citron and $100,000 to CTV for legal costs. Finta was unable to pay CTV, resulting in the seizure of his house. Following Finta’s criminal trial, the Government of Canada announced a dramatic change to their strategy regarding war criminals. It would now revoke citizenship from alleged war criminals rather than prosecuting them. Legal scholars have called the Finta case one of the most important cases ever decided by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Scope and Content:
Collection consists of legal documents pertaining to the Citron v. Sun and Finta v. CTV cases, including videotapes of witness testimonies gathered in Hungary, Israel and Vienna. Includes a videotape and transcript of the W5 episode over which Finta sued CTV, documents in English and Hungarian pertaining to Finta’s trial in absentia in Hungary, fragments and a draft of Peter Rehak’s unfinished book about Finta, as well as newspaper clippings and interviews Rehak conducted on microcassette. Also includes a subpoena sent to Rehak from Commissioner Jules Deschênes and the Sheriff’s Sale of Lands in the seizure of Finta’s house.

Contains Series:

  1. Materials related to Imre Finta’s lawsuits and Hungarian trial
  2. Peter Rehak’s Research on Imre Finta
  3. Peter Rehak’s unfinished book about Imre Finta

Rehak, Peter

Margaret Bloy Graham Drawings

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1943

Collection consists of three cycles of original pen on paper drawings by Margaret Bloy Graham compiled into portfolio-style binders by the artist. The drawings in Look Out Browning: the British Poets Revisited and More Victoriana are illustrations for famous British poems selected from Palgrave’s Golden Treasury, a popular anthology of Victorian poetry originally published in 1861. The drawings are numbered and correspond to an accompanying list with excerpts from the poems illustrated, totaling thirty-six poems by twelve poets including Robert Browning, Percy B. Shelley and Alfred Tennyson, among others. The cycle Pictures with Morals features darkly comedic punishments for children who make mistakes like being too curious, sledding on Sunday, not reading the Bible daily, and trespassing.

Graham, Margaret Bloy

Bruce Whiteman Papers - Downsview

This collection consists of two accession of Bruce Whiteman’s papers (2018, 2019). The accessions are separated into two separate
sections, each with their own series. This includes material related to Whiteman’s personal and family history, specifically
photographs, albums and scrapbooks pertaining to his mother, June Whiteman, as well as a significant amount of material related to
his uncle, Sydney Charles Whiteman. As well as Whiteman’s personal diaries and notebooks. Also included is material related to
Whiteman’s professional life as a writer and poet, most specifically with drafts, proofs and published versions of his poetry, articles
and reviews. Also featured within this accession is material pertaining to Whiteman’s work as a teacher, specifically at the
Scattergood Friends School in Iowa, as well as the School of Continuing Education at the University of Toronto.

2018 Accession Contains Series:
• Series 1: Personal and Family History
• Series 2: Writing
• Series 3: Teaching

2019 Accession Contains Series:
• Series 1: Personal and Family History
• Series 2: Writing
• Series 3: Teaching

Alan Stein Papers

This latest accession of Alan Stein’s Papers, the second by the Fisher, consists of archival items
related to Stein’s work as a book maker, artist and wood engraving. Much of the material relates
to his collaboration with the Newfoundland poet Michael Crummy and the production of the fine
press book Viewfinder, published by Stein’s Church Street Press in 2014. It also contains four
boxes of Stein’s engraved wood blocks (for Viewfinder, as well as the Church Street publications
Home Country, In Mexico and The Golden Lilies) and proofs and art work for other projects.

Alan Stein Papers

This is the third accession of Alan Stein’s Papers by the Fisher. Much of the material relates to
Stein’s work as a bookmaker, illustrator and printmaker in the production of the fine press book
On Spirit Lake. It contains original illustrations, engraved woodblocks, and design notes, as well
as administrative records such as grant applications, invoices and correspondence between the
authors who contributed to the book. This collection also includes material produced by Stein’s
fine press imprint Church Street Press such as broadsides, pamphlets, bookmarks,
advertisements, and posters.

Alan Stein Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970 - 2018

Material associated with Alan Stein’s fine press imprint Church Street Press.

Stein, Alan

Alan Stein Papers

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

Stein, Alan

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

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

Karen Malhullen Papers

Includes material related to ‘Blake in our Time’ conference at University of Toronto 2010; extensive William Blake research, correspondence, events; PhD thesis ‘Blake’s Night Thoughts’: research, drafts, correspondence; personal correspondence; Descant legal and financial; author and artist correspondence; drafts, notes and research for personal writing, including Code Orange, Captive Love, Seasons in an Unknown Key; appearances; reading journals; photographs; Ryerson donations; personal textile collection; medical and other material.

Margaret Atwood Papers

Contains writing by Atwood, including essays, poetry and speeches. Accession also contains personal and miscellaneous materials
such as writing from other authors and awards. Accession includes correspondence to Atwood, letters and notes stored within books,
as well as publications featuring Atwood’s writing and interview transcripts.

Margaret Atwood Papers

This accrual to the papers of Margaret Atwood contains drafts, covers, and editorial comments for The Testaments (2019); drafts of
Dearly: Poems (2020); notes for The Journals of Susanna Moodie (Oxford University Press edition, 1970); correspondence; fan mail;
project files; drafts of essays, articles, and speeches; early illustrated letters from Atwood to her grandparents and aunt Kay Cogswell;
copies of published books (in various languages); event brochures; photographs; notes; press clippings; and other material relating to
her life and work.
Contains series:
▪ Series 1: The Testaments (2019)
▪ Series 2: Writing Files – drafts of Dearly: Poems (2020), audio play for Angel Catbird (2018), and The Handmaid’s Tale
graphic novel (2019)
▪ Series 3: Essays, Articles, Interviews, Projects
▪ Series 4: Appearances, general media, event brochures
▪ Series 5: Fan mail
▪ Series 6: Correspondence
▪ Series 7: Early works and personal files (contains prizes and citations)
▪ Series 8: Professional files
▪ Series 9: Bearlift (2012)
▪ Series 10: Print appearances in journals and magazines; books; audiovisual files
▪ Series 11: Collection of papers belonging to Kay Cogswell (Margaret Atwood’s aunt)
▪ Series 12: Other material (including copies of The Girl’s Own Annual and the Breeches Bible)

Margaret Atwood Papers

This donation of Margaret Atwood’s papers includes scripts and costume concept books for The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu television series); scripts for Wandering Wenda (television series); scripts for film and television adaptations of Alias Grace; files relating to her website; royalty statements; audio material; publicity; journals; magazines and anthologies her work has appeared in; and her own books published in various languages.

Contains series:

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu television adaptation files
  2. Series 2: Other television and film files (Wandering Wenda and Alias Grace)
  3. Website files
  4. Royalty statements
  5. CDs and cassettes
  6. Awards and tributes
  7. Publications

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.

Indigenous Publications, Reports and Periodicals Collected by the Indian-Eskimo Association Library

  • CA OTUTF T-10 00014
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1955 - 1978

This collection contains material received by the I.E.A library, most notably including original publications, reports, press releases, speeches and periodicals produced by Indigenous Nations and organizations, such as the National Indian Brotherhood and provincial Indigenous groups, including the Union of Nova Scotia Indians and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians, as well as the Canadian Metis Society, various friendship centres and the Alberta Native Women’s Society. Also included are original periodicals published by Indigenous Nations and organizations such as The Sun Dance Echo, Kainai News, Indian News and The Native Perspective. This collection also contains Indigenous articles, reports, and speeches, which were reproduced or reprinted by the I.E.A. and made available for research for a small fee, such as pamphlets, offprints and governmental papers produced by Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors on Indigenous issues and events, particularly responses to the 1969 governmental white paper, which proposed to dismantle Indian Affairs. Material related to the internal activities of the I.E.A are also present, most notably reports, minutes, their monthly bulletin, speeches given at conferences and independent projects, which are written and produced by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of the organization.

Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada

Instructional Manuals on the Cree Language by Anne Anderson

  • CA OTUTF T-10 00094
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1969 - 1972

Collection contains nineteen Cree language instruction manuals written and independently published by Anne Anderson, which includes books designed for children at the elementary level as well as books written for older students and adults. The collection contains a small amount of archival material including two letters from Anne Anderson to James Fidelholtz, where she discusses her reasoning for choosing to teach Cree, “I being of Indian and white blood is doing this type of work as it concern the many different tribes. Only now after years of being looked down upon, we are looked upon as truly human beings.” As well as her qualifications in teaching, “If you are not Cree and if you do not speak the language, all the degrees in the world will not help. You need to have lived the life of an Indian and be fluent in the language and traditions to hold a degree in teaching this language.”
Also included in the collection are a collaborative book in Cree instruction produced by the Department of Education in Alberta in 1969, as well as four books written by Indigenous students attending Federal residential and day schools (Kingfisher Lake Indian Day School, Fort George Residential School, and Deer Lake Indian Day School), which were printed by the Department of Indian Affairs and the Education Division of Indian Affairs Branch of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Anderson, Anne

Bata Shoe Company Papers

Contains VHS, Beta U-Matic cassette tapes; 8mm, 16mm and 35mm film reels and audio cassette tapes. The content of the recordings ranges widely and includes: recordings of speeches and conferences; media interviews and news spotlights featuring the company, Thomas J. Bata and/or Sonja Bata; Bata company promotional videos (including commercials and advertising spots); company-related historical highlights (complied by Bata employees); and HR and Technical department training videos, among other subjects.

Bata Shoe Company Papers

Includes corporate files from the Canadian Bata Shoe Company (including correspondence; legal and financial records; product development, marketing and promotional files; technical and production-related files, and human resources files). The bulk of the material was created by the Canadian Bata company, however many records relate to several of the organization’s international outposts, including companies headed in Africa, India, Asia and Europe. The collection also includes press clippings and other publications about the Bata Company and its historical significance. There are also a small number of Bata family records, primarily for Thomas J. Bata (1914-2008), Sonja I. Bata, Tomáš Baťa (1876-1932) and Marie Bata.


  • CA OTUTF wolfe MSS 00003
  • Collection
  • 1761-1918

This volume, assembled by Dawson Turner for his projected biography of General Wolfe, is principally comprised of material extracted from the Henrietta Wolfe papers at Squerryes, from later Warde papers, and other material.

Abe Kabayama Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00672
  • 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

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

Doris Huestis Mills Speirs Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1870-1989

Collection of Thoreau MacDonald papers (1917-1981) and others in the Canadian and American art world in the 1920s.

Speirs, Doris Huestis Mills

Bata Shoe Company Papers (Downsview Offsite)

  • Manuscript Collection
  • [189-?]-2014

Includes corporate files from the Canadian Bata Shoe Company (including correspondence; legal and financial records; product development, marketing and promotional files; technical and production-related files, and human resources files). The bulk of the material was created by the Canadian Bata company, however many records relate to several of the oraganization’s international outposts, including companies headed in Africa, India, Asia and Europe. The collection also includes press clippings and other publications about the Bata Company and its historical significance. There are also a small number of Bata family records, primarily for Thomas J. Bata (1914-2008), Sonja I. Bata, Tomáš Baťa (1876-1932) and Marie Bata.

Bata Shoe Company

League for Social Reconstruction Papers (Downsview Offsite)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00035
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1933-1940

The collection consists of minutes, membership records and correspondence of the League for Social Reconstruction, as well as letters dealing with the Canadian forum (1936-1940) while it operated under the auspices of the League.

League for Social Reconstruction

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