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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

Rochdale College Collection (formerly T-10 00013)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00184
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1968-1976

Materials include administrative and financial documents for Rochdale College’s Governing Council and Education Council, correspondence; notices posted at Rochdale, newspaper clippings, writings about Rochdale, Rochdale publications, and audio recordings about Rochdale and other topics. Please note: The Rochdale Collection was originally catalogued at the Fisher Library as T-10 00013 “[Collection of miscellaneous material issued by and about Rochdale].” The original contents note for T-10 00013 are provided at the end of this document. The original T-10 00013 box number is provided for the folders in the new arrangement.

Gerald Owen Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00127A (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1930-1992

This collection contains all correspondence that was conducted by co-editors at The Idler Magazine, Gerald Owen and Paul Wilson, with their various contributors. It includes letters, drafts of articles, editorial corrections and changes, pitches and research for articles, solicited and unsolicited submissions, grant applications, photographs, employee performance evaluations, book reviews, writers' resumes and writing samples, newspaper/magazine clippings and subscription enquiries. The Idler Magazine was in operation from 1985 to 1993.
This collection also includes holograph and typescript work by ET Owen, including: teaching and lecture notes, Greek and Latin language exams, poetry, short stories, and general academic research notes on a variety of Classical topics. It also includes notes and multiple drafts, with both holograph and editorial revisions, of a number of Owen’s published works, with a significant amount of material relating to his publications on Homer, Sophocles and Aeschylus.

Owen, Gerald

Collection of Thomas Hardy papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00651
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1867-2009

The collection includes letters by Hardy, his two wives, and members of their extended families; also includes correspondence collected by Richard Purdy and Michael Millgate in the course of their research on Hardy.

Collection of Gay Pulp Fiction

  • CA OTUTF gpf
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1933-1995

A collection of over 1000 examples of gay, male fiction, including books by prominent gay authors and works dealing with male homosexuality. Some non-fiction books are included in the collection. The books are in mass-market paperback editions, issued mostly by US publishers, with a few Canadian imprints, and were published between 1933 and 1995. Authors represented include John Rechy, Christopher Isherwood, Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, James Purdy, William S. Burroughs, Richard Amory, Carl Corley, Aaron Travis, Jay Greene, Phil Andros, Jack Evans, Clay Caldwell, and Paul Gronowski. Series represented in the collection include Pleasure Readers, Greenleaf Classics, HIS69, Rough Trade, Frenchy's Gay Line, Badboy, Blueboy Library, and Gay Parisian Press. Cover art is often unsigned, but includes work by Carl Corley, Harry Schaare, Frank Kelly Freas, and Tom of Finland.

Collection of the Lʹviv Oblast Party Archive

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00696
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1944-1956

The major part of the collection consists of reports, inquiries, memoranda, records, and meeting transcripts of secretaries of the regional, district, and city party committees of the Communist Party of Ukraine. Most of the documents contain information from the regional party committee on the implementation of decisions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, and the Ukrainian SSR Council of Ministers, on the report of the L’viv Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, such as activities on strengthening ideological work among the public, and the fight with the Ukrainian nationalist underground movement. Some examples of the documents in the collection include: report reviews and copies of sentences from the Drohobych Military Tribunal; lists of groups of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in the Drohobych Region; documents on the trial of Mykhailo Stakhur (1932-1951), a member of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army who assassinated the pro-Soviet Ukrainian writer Iaroslav Halan (1902-1949); information, inquiries, and special reports from the NKGB and NKVD, including on the number of people forcibly displaced by the Nazis to Germany from the occupied territories in 1941-1945; inquiries by the Committee for State Security to the regional party committee on special checks of writers and artists; and inquiries and information on the evacuation of the Polish population from the territory of the Ukrainian SSR to Poland, and resettlement of the Ukrainian population that arrived from Poland.

Douglas Henderson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00255, MS COLL 00535
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1975-2005

The collection consists of manuscripts and typescript drafts and proofs of Henderson's writings and interviews, as well as correspondence.

Henderson, Douglas

Bascom H. Darwin Collection of Photographs

  • Collection
  • 1930-1945

The collection consists of approximately 492 photographs, approximately 170 negatives and 115 index cards. The photographs in this depict life in the Royal Military College, training exercises such as building a Flying Bridge and other construction and training work in Canada and England as well as some personal photographs of Mr. Darwin and his family and friends. All of the photographs in this collecton were taken between 1930 and 1945.

Box 1-5 contain black and white photographs mounted on index cards, some with negatives attached. Box 6 contains 115 alphabetical subject index cards, 54 loose photo duplicates and 129 loose negatives.

Bascom H. Darwin

[Collection of Canadian beer labels, 1860s to 1980s]

  • CA OTUTF T-10 00095
  • Collection
  • 1860-1980

Box 1. Ontario pt. 1 -- Box 2. Ontario pt. 2, Quebec, and the Maritime provinces -- Box 3. Western provinces -- Box 4. O'Keefe pt. 1 -- Box 5. O'Keefe pt. 2, the earliest labels in the collection and miscellaneous labels from different provinces that were added in 2012.

A detailed list of the breweries represented is attached to this record
A selection of samples from this collection have been digitized and are available on Flickr.

Items are organized in five boxes by geography and date, with items from the Carling O'Keefe Brewery separated.
The collection consists of specimens of printed and lithographed Canadian beer labels from a variety of breweries across the country. Lithographers include Barclay & Clark Co., Standard Litho Co., and Rolph Clark Stone Ltd.

The boxed Hollar etchings

  • CA OTUTF Hollar flat 00001
  • Collection
  • 1630-1660

Original Hollar etchings of biblical and religious scenes, mythology, history, allegory, plans and views, portraits, caricatures, flora and fauna, monuments, coats of arms, ornaments, coins and medals.

Hollar, Wenceslaus

E.R. Hunter Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1873-1977

Walker, Edmund, Sir

Girdwood Collection of Glass Lantern Slides, Niagara Falls and Area

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00407
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [ca. 1850-1860].

Collection consists of 79 stereoscopic and panorama glass negatives taken by Girdwood and by commercial photographers, one of whom was possibly American photographer James Thomson. Fifteen of the slides depict scenes in and around Niagara Falls and are mounted with descriptions. Other locations depicted include Montreal and Ottawa, however, in many cases there is no information about either the photographer or location. Some of the negatives have been split into two pictures as each side contained a different image, and some of the negatives have only one image as they were taken as panoramas instead of stereo images.

Girdwood, Gilbert Prout

Afua Cooper Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1974 - 2015

Includes personal and professional correspondence; poem manuscripts; academic papers and lectures for the University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University and other institutions; academic course materials; personal photographs; appearances; academic positions; cultural and political pursuits; community events; extensive work related to the history of slavery, and the history of African Canadians; the Dub Poets Collective; material related to her books The Hanging of Angélique: the untold story of Canadian slavery and the burning of old Montréal, The Underground railroad: next stop, Toronto!, Henry Bibb, The Young Phillis Wheatley, Memories Have Tongue, Copper Woman, and other material related to her life and work.

Cooper, Afua

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

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

Robert Finch Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1903 - 1995

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

Finch, Robert

Richard Teleky Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1976-2013

Collection consists of extensive drafts, notes, editing and research material for various Teleky works, including: Winter in Hollywood; Pack Up the Moon; Hungarian Rhapsodies; The Paris Years of Rosie Kamin; Goodnight, Sweetheart and other stories; The Hermit's Kiss; The Oxford Book of French-Canadian short stories and early writings. It also includes manuscripts from other writers such as Larry Fineberg, Priscila Uppal, David Plante, Rosemary Sullivan, Adele Wiseman, Anne Carson and Betty Jane Wylie.

Teleky, Richard

J. Edward Chamberlin Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970 - 2012

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

Dora Mavor Moore Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1888-1979

This collection consists of correspondence, scripts, photos, clippings, theatre programs and tapes covering the personal and professional career of Dora Mavor Moore. It excludes that part of Moore's career when she was director of the New Play Society and School. This material can be found in the New Play Society Papers (MS Coll. 228).

Moore, Dora Mavor

David Laidler Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1958-2013

The collection consists of the bulk of papers related to Laidler's professional life, including manuscript drafts of his published work and extensive correspondence with other leading economists.

Laidler, David

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

Associated Medical Services Incorporated Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1926 - 2003

Business and financial records, correspondence, scrapbooks, pamphlets.To be consulted only with permission of Hannah Institute.

Associated Medical Services, Inc.

Charles Ritchie Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1874-2001

Consists of holograph notebooks, correspondence, typescript diary drafts, photographs, other writings and various material

Ritchie, Charles

Malka Marom Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1961-1999

Collection of research notes, interviews, and manuscript drafts relating to her first novel, Sulha, (Toronto, Key Porter Books, 1999),; photographs, tapes, cassettes and other material regarding research for Sulha, and her work as a world musician; tapes, films, videos, notes and draft scripts of her work as a maker of documentary radio programmes and films, and the interviewer of celebrated world figures (Pablo Casals, Moshe Dayan); correspondence (Dennis Lee, Leonard Cohen, Jack McClelland, Eli Wiesel), mainly 1972-1999.

Marom, Malka

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

William John Alexander Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00155
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1874-1944

The collection consists mainly of accounts written by Dr. Alexander of his own family and of his wife's family, the Morrows and Richeys of Halifax; a few letters; a large clipping file of events from W.J. Alexander's life; some family photos.

Alexander, W. J. (William John)

Michael Gervers Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00771
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1911-1956

This gift includes handwritten letters, telegrams, photographs, postcards and various other ephemera related to the First and Second World Wars. The correspondence is primarily between Florence Marc and various correspondents; and between Captain A.G. (Peter) Fiddes Watt and Miss Gwynedd Corlette.

Gervers, Michael

Elizabeth Hughes Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00334
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1907-1951 (bulk 1921-1923).

The collection largely consists of letters written by Hughes to her mother describing her activities and giving information about her health and diabetic condition. The letters dating from August to November 1922 describe Hughes' experiences in Toronto where she was treated with insulin by F.G. Banting. The collection also contains photographs of Hughes and her family, dating from 1907 to 1951.

Hughes, Elizabeth

Robert Stacey Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1936-1999

Includes research (bulk of which are copies) and writings by Robert Stacey on John Reid, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ezra Pound and Ronald Duncan; correspondence with Ronald Duncan; extensive writings by John Reid; photographs of Ronald Duncan and John Reid, and other research material

Stacey, Robert

Joseph Burr Tyrrell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00026
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1870-1957

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, notebooks, drafts for articles and books, family papers, maps, large collection of photographs, clippings and memorabilia.

Tyrrell, Joseph Burr

Woodsworth Memorial Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00035 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1919-1977

The collection consists of manuscript and mimeographed materials relating to the history of labour and socialist movements in Ontario and Canada, with special emphasis on the Ontario section of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). It consists chiefly of the personal files of individual CCF party members and others active in the socialist and labour movements in Ontario. Among those individuals include: James McArthur Conner, William Crocker, William Dennison, Alice Loeb and Desmond Morton, among others. Also included are the records of Arthur Mould, a labour leader and president of the Ontario section of the Canadian Labour Party.

Ontario Woodsworth Memorial Foundation

Barbara Williams Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00532 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [197-]-2005

Consists of the bulk of Williams' literary work, from the mid-1970s up until 2005. It includes manuscript drafts, research materials, interview transcriptions, correspondence, and copies of her published work.

Williams, Barbara

William French Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00300 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1926-ongoing

Papers for his tenure as successor to W.A. Deacon, literary editor of the Globe and Mail. Correspondence with book reviewers and authors, drafts for his reviews, column articles, lectures and speeches, press releases for new books, and clippings.

French, William

Rhea Tregebov Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00440 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1976-2004

Collection consists of manuscripts, research, correspondence related to the author's published and unpublished material.

Tregebov, Rhea

Vincent Tovell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00328 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1958-1993

The collection consists of Tovell's scripts, research material, correspondence, photographs and other professional and personal material. The collection includes the research and scripts for his films on Glenn Gould and the Massey Family.

Tovell, Vincent

Toronto Newspaper Guild Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00133 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1948-1972

The collection consists of case files, manuals and minutes of meetings of the Toronto Newspaper Guild.

Toronto Newspaper Guild

Richard Pennington Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00148 (Downsview Offsite)
  • 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

George Payerle Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00383 (Downsview Offsite)
  • 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

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