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Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Student Collection

  • CA ON00357 2190
  • Collection
  • 1859-2010

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

Allan Griffin fonds

  • UTA 1997
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2014

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

Griffin, Allan

Beth Follett Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00653
  • Accession
  • 1990-2012 (predominately: 1996-2011)
  • Part of Beth Follett Papers

This second accession of work contains manuscripts, drafts, proofs, correspondence, reviews and other material related to Pedlar Press and the life and work of Beth Follett.

Follett, Beth

Beth Follett Papers

This accession contains manuscripts, drafts, proofs, correspondence, reviews and other material related to Pedlar Press and the life and work of Beth Follett.

Follett, Beth

Beth Follett Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1960-2013

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

Follett, Beth

Carolyn Temple fonds

  • CA ON00357 2139
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1988

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

Temple, Carolyn

Ricordi costume and set designs collection

  • CA OTUFM 41
  • Collection
  • [195-]

Collection consists of set and costume designs by Nicola Benois for the following Teatro alla Scala productions: the premiere production of La Fiamma (The Flame) by Ottorino Respighi; Respighi's ballet Gli Uccelli; and Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini.

G. Ricordi & Co. Ltd.

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

George Elliott Clarke Papers

Includes original holograph notebooks, drafts, research, voluminous correspondence (129 boxes), ephemera, and all manner of material related to the life and work of poet, performer, activist and professor George Elliott Clarke. Major works included: The Motorcyclist; Canticles; Gold; Trudeau; Red/I & I; as well as short pieces; reviews, essays, remarks, lectures, editorial work.

Clarke, George Elliott

Jim Christy Papers

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

Christy, Jim

Jim Christy Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1918-2017

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

Christy, Jim

Jim Christy Papers

Includes drafts, notes, research, photographs, early personal material and other material related to the life and work of author, artist and adventurer Jim Christy. Includes drafts, research, reviews and other material for: Sweet Assorted, Strange Sites, “Scalawags” columns in NUVO, art exhibitions, The Castle Stories, and various other works

Christy, Jim

Tony Calzetta Papers

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

  1. Peculiar Practices (2009)
  2. How God Talks in His Sleep And Other Fabulous Fictions by: Tony Calzetta and Leon
    Rooke (2009)

Calzetta, Tony

Tony Calzetta Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • [2009]

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

Calzetta, Tony

Jo Beverley Papers

This accession of Jo Beverley’s papers includes manuscript drafts for A Lady’s Secret (2008), The Secret Wedding (2009), The Raven and the Rose (2014), The Viscount Needs a Wife (2016) and other writing drafts; research and other files for novels; promotional materials; correspondence; personal documents including drawings; memorabilia; contracts; royalties; audiobooks; and a USB hard drive containing thousands of files; and other material relating to her life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Research and other files relating to novels
  3. Promotional materials, reviews, book covers
  4. Correspondence
  5. Personal documents and memorabilia
  6. Contracts and royalties
  7. Audiovisual and other files

Beverley, Jo

Jo Beverley Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-2017

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

Beverley, Jo

Photographs of Canadian musicians

File contains photographs of Canadian musicians, many of which are signed, and most of which are not dated: S. C. Eckhardt-Gramatté with string quartet including Peggie Sampson and Victor Feldbrill; Herman Geiger-Torel; Irene Jessner; Greta Kraus; Sir Ernest MacMillan; Lois Marshall (2 photographs); Oskar Morawetz; Charles Peaker; and Redferne Hollinshead.

Theodore Thomas collection

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

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

Schabas, Ezra

Richard Davidson fonds

  • CA ON00357 2024
  • Fonds
  • 1902–1944

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

Davidson, Richard

Harold Morrey Smith fonds

  • CA ON00357 2061
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1920

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

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

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

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

Smith, Harold Morrey

Personal correspondence

This series contains mainly correspondence received by Clara Benson from family and friends. Two files contain correspondence that is undated, but seems to be predominantly created prior to her retirement in 1945. Correspondents include, among others, letters from her parents, her brother Bingley, her sisters Emily, Jessie, and Ethel, cousins, school friends, professors such as A. B. Macallum, and colleagues such as Professor Annie Laird. Subjects discussed include studies at University of Toronto, congratulations on her doctorate in 1903, postcards home to family about her trip to Europe in 1904, and 1910-1913, matters relating to her involvement on the Executive Committee of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions (1912), and other professional and academic activities. Also includes file of correspondence about and from French children sponsored by Dr. Benson such as Maryse Deslandes and Madeleine Killian (1958-1964).

Gli Uccelli : set and costume designs

File contains a set design and five costume designs from the ballet Gli Uccelli (The Birds) by Ottorino Respighi from two different performances: Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1937 (set design) and at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy in 1951 (costume designs). File also includes a list of Benois's designs for the latter production, with those included in the collection marked.

Benois, Nicola

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

  • CA ON00357 2081
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2000

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

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Middle House

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

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

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

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

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

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

Individual photographs

Subseries consists of individual photographs from 1900-1960. Photographs depict Kathleen Parlow's life, musical career (including photographs of the Parlow Strong Quartet), and travels to various places including Hawaii and Asia. Also includes photographs of various individuals including but not limited to: Kathleen Parlow; Minnie Parlow; Leopold Auer; Thomas Edison; Arthur Hinton; Harold Bauer; Samuel Gilbert Colt; Willen Willeke; Johan Halvorsen; Henry Scheadieck; Erich Wolff; Ernesto Consolo; Wanda De Stein; Mischa Elman; Marie Hall; Jascha Heifetz.

Gifted photos

Subseries consists of photos given to Kathleen Parlow, many of which are autographed.

[Erich J. Wolff]

Subjects: Wolff, Erich J.
Photographer: Adolf Ecksteins
Dedicator: Erich Jacques Wolff
Inscription to Kathleen Parlow includes a musical excerpt.

[Leopold Auer]

Subjects: Auer, Leopold, 1845-1930
Photographer: Boissonnas et Eggler
Dedicator: L. Auer

[Josef Pasternack]

Subjects: Pasternack, Josef, 1881-1940
Photographer: [Illegible photographer's autograph]
Dedicator: Josef Pasternack

[Leopold Auer]

Subjects: Auer, Leopold, 1845-1930
Photographer: [Indecipherable photographer's autograph]
Dedicator: L. Auer

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