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Manuscript Collection
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Rabbi Benjamin Wolf Singer (Zeev) Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 19--

Typescript and copies of typescript of a Novellae by rabbinic scholar Singer (1855-1930).
12 notebooks of manuscript of Novellae by Singer

Singer, Rabbi Benjamin Wolf (Zeev)

John Metcalf Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1981-2018

Metcalf, John

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

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

John Millyard Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1819-2017

Millyard, John

Elspeth Cameron Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1907-2017

Collection of notes, research materials, correspondence relating to her biographies - Hugh Maclennan: a writer's life (1981); Irving Layton: a Portrait, (1985) and Earle Birney: a Life (1994) as well as her annotated bibliography of MacLennan and her recently published memoir, No Previous Experience: a memoir of love and change, (1997). Drafts of articles in Chatelaine and Saturday Night, class notes and administrative correspondence for her teaching at Concordia and University of Toronto, 54 photographs,and audio and video tapes.

Cameron, Elspeth

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

George Elliott Clarke Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • ? - 2017

Includes extensive correspondence including personal, poetic, academic, and political; manuscript drafts; ideas; teaching materials; and files related to the life and work of George Elliott Clarke.

Clarke, George Elliott

J. Edward Chamberlin Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970 - 2017

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

Jack Batten Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1959 - 2017

Collection contains papers and other documents pertaining to the work of Jack Batten. It includes early drafts, edited manuscripts and galley versions of many of his published works. The collection also includes notes, reviews, printed ephemera, publicity tour information, general and financial correspondence, diagrams, photographs, and research and other materials, much of which relates to specific works. Correspondence includes letters to and from personalities, such as journalists Robert Fulford, Peter Gzowski and Michele Landsberg; publisher Jack McClelland, politician John Sewell; hockey pioneer Conn Smythe; and musicians Gary Burton, Blossom Dearie and Phil Nimmons.

Batten, Jack

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

Maureen Hynes Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1966-2017

Includes drafts, notes and editorial discussion for Rough Skin; Marrow, Willow; The Poison Colour; Letters From China; Harm’s Way; editorial work; George Brown College teaching career, 1974-2010; correspondence; photographs and other material related to the life and work of Maureen Hynes

Hynes, Maureen

Robert Priest Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1964-2017

Includes several drafts of published and unpublished poems, lyrics, short stories and novels from the author’s youth to 2010; mockups and original artwork for books; correspondence (in particular, letters exchanged between RP and members of The League of Canadian Poets, 1980-1999); pamphlets and magazines by other poets and writers; promotional material for poetry and music events held in the greater Toronto area. Also contains manuscript drafts for his children’s book series Spell Crossed including The Paper Sword (2014), Second Kiss (2015) and Missing Piece (2016); drafts of poetry, song lyrics and articles; professional files; correspondence, and other files relating to his life and work.

Priest, Robert

Jack MacLeod Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1837-2016

Collection of drafts, working papers and research materials for his books: Zinger and Me, Going Grand, The Oxford Book of Canadian Political Anecdotes, and the Canadian Political Tradition. Includes drafts of unpublished novels Uproar and Elevation.

MacLeod, Jack

Morris Wolfe Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1942-2016

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

Wolfe, Morris

Lawrence Sherk Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1997-2016

Includes early correspondence, travel, European horticultural materials, materials, photographic slides, and drafts of his book: 150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels (2016).

Sherk, Lawrence C.

Sam Solecki Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-2016

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

Solecki, Sam

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

Marshall Hryciuk Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1969-2004

Hryciuk, Marshall

Dayv James-French Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 103D
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1972 - 2016

This accession of Dayv James-French’s papers includes many drafts of his writing including short stories, poetry, and novels, including drafts for Victims of Gravity (1990) and other unpublished work; professional and personal correspondence with authors and publishers; submissions; book reviews; personal journals and other material related to his life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing files
  2. Professional correspondence
  3. Personal correspondence
  4. Professional files
  5. Personal and miscellaneous files

James-French, Dayv

Phil Hall Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 206A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970 - 2016

Includes drafts and notes for White Porcupine, My Banjo & Tiny Drawings, numerous holograph notebooks, personal and professional correspondence (1980s-20--), manuscripts by others, including Martha Hillhouse, Andrew Vaisius, Erin Mouré, Brother Lawrence Morey, Stan Dragland, Mark Goldstein, Jennifer Still, Sandra Ridley; ephemera used for writing, appearances, editorial work on several literary journals, including Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Hard Row to Hoe, This Magazine. Correspondents include a variety of poets and authors, friends and others, including Andrew Vaisius, Tom Wayman, Erin Mouré, Patrick Lane, Al Purdy, Mick Burrs [a.k.a. Stephen Michael Berzensky], Elizabeth Hay, Gary Geddes, rob mclennan, Brother Lawrence Morey, Stan Dragland, Maureen Scott Harris, Glen Downie, Alice Munro, including alphabetical correspondence. Personal material related to daughter Brett/e Greer-Hall, former partner Jane Greer, Ann Silversides [wife], Dorothy Clarke [mother], legal documents and other personal material related to Phil Hall.

Hall, Phil

Kathy Page Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 720
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970s-2016

Includes drafts, notes, research and appearances for The Find; Alphabet; Paradise and Elsewhere; Frankie Styne and The Silver Man; The Story of My Face; Nottingham Prison Writers Residency; short stories; journals; correspondence and other material

Kathy Page

Craig Stephenson Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1973-2016

Manuscripts, proofs, correspondence, writing for academic journals, teaching files and other material related to his life and work as a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist.

Stephenson, Craig E.

Royal Canadian Institute Records (Downsview Offsite)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00193
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1849-ongoing

Consists of minute books, membership lists, financial records, final typescripts of lectures, correspondence, committee minutes and reports, scrapbooks, clippings and printed materials.

Royal Canadian Institute

Bruce Whiteman Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1917-2015

Whiteman, Bruce

Joy Fielding Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-2015

Collection consists of manuscripts drafts, correspondence, reviews and other material related to Fielding's work.

Fielding, Joy

Phyllis Grosskurth Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1954 - 2015

The collection consists of research notes, manuscript notes and drafts for published and unpublished writings; correspondence with various people; documents, including legal and correspondence, relating to the class action lawsuit against the University of Toronto over pension equity. Collection includes some special media material.

Grosskurth, Phyllis

Stephen G. Gilbert Collection of Anatomical Drawings

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00413
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1963-2015

Contains anatomical drawings and illustrations from Stephen Gilbert’s publications and professional life as an anatomical illustrator. Collection notably includes anatomical drawings of the adult human, adult embryo, cat, fetal pig, dogfish, necturus, frog and other assorted zoology. Includes accessions from 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2015. Accessions from the gifts of 2001 and 2003 were catalogued separately. For additional drawings and illustrations from Outline of Cat Anatomy with Reference to the Human (University of Toronto Press, 2000) and Atlas of General Zoology (Burgess Publishing Co., 1991), Anatomy of the Fetal Pig (University of Washington Press, 1963). These accessions were amalgamated into finding aid in 2018 and the entire collection was given the number of MS Coll. 413. The collection previously had the number of MS Coll. 289.

Gilbert, Stephen G.

Joan Treble (Sutton) Straus Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1939-2015

Contains the papers of Joan Treble (Sutton) Straus including a small amount of material regarding her early life including primary and high school education (1939-1950), as well as at her time at the University of Toronto (1950-1953). Includes material such as photographs and newspaper clippings related to her modeling career and her work as a fashion consultant (1952-1970). The collection covers Sutton Straus’ career as a journalist with the Toronto Telegram (1971), The Toronto Star (1972-1979, 1981-1992) and The Toronto Star (1979-1981, 1992). This includes correspondence from readers, co-workers and well-known politicians, entertainers and dignitaries, as well as photographs of Sutton Straus during the course of her work. The material also includes clippings of her columns, interviews and articles preserved by Sutton Straus, as well as three oversized scrapbooks containing clippings from her time at the Toronto Telegram and The Toronto Sun. The collection also comprises material related to Sutton Straus’ career as an author of six books, and her long-term volunteer work with non-profit and philanthropic organizations in both Canada and the United States. The collection also contains a small amount of personal material related to Sutton Straus including media appearances, speeches, newspaper and magazines articles, invitations and correspondence.

Sutton Straus, Joan Treble

Eric Ormsby Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1955-2015

Ormsby, Eric

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

Charles Ritchie Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1838-2015

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

Ritchie, Charles

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

Lawrence Hill Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1915-2015

Includes extensive material related to published books by Lawrence Hill: Any Known Blood; Some Great Thing; The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name [early titles ‘A Likely Wench’ and ‘Migration’]; Black Berry, Sweet Juice; Women of Vision: the Story of the Canadian Women’s Association; Trials and Triumphs: the Story of African Canadians; The Deserter’s Tale: the Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq; In 2005, the 90-minute film document that Hill wrote, Seeking Salvation: A History of the Black Church in Canada, Travesty Productions, Toronto (2004), won the American Wilbur Award for best national television documentary; “Rainbow Coalition” for City Suites story and script for a CBC television series which was never produced; shorter pieces; journalism with The Globe and Mail, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Toronto Star and others; feature articles for The Walrus; unpublished work; juvenalia; extensive personal and professional correspondence; personal and professional photographs; extensive family history; works by various family members, including material related to Daniel Grafton Hill III and his work as Ombudsman of Ontario, as first director and later chair of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, founding with his wife Donna Hill the Ontario Black History Society; translations; research and personal notes; mentoring notes from his time at the Humber School for Writers; travel related material, appearances, events, awards and prizes; charitable and philanthropic activities; financial and other material related to the life and work of Lawrence Arthur Hill [inclusive dates of material, 1915-2008]
Selected correspondents include: Paul Quarrington, Jack Veugelers, Ayanna Black, Michael Enright, Robert Fulford, Leander Jones, Adrienne Shadd, Rosemary Sadlier, father Daniel Grafton Hill III, mother Donna Hill, sister Karen Hill, brother Dan Hill, current wife Miranda Hill, current mother-in-law Sandy Hawkins, ex-wife Joanne Savoie, grandmother May Hill; various other family members and friends, Louis Farrakhan, Iris Tupholme, Denise Bukowski Agency, Paul Lovejoy, Austin Clarke, Donald Smith, Alvin Duncan, Alan Borovoy and many others

Hill, Lawrence

M.R. Appell Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1959-2015

Collection consists of correspondence, including letters from Nelson Ball, J.W. Curry and Douglas Henderson, as well as poetry booklets created by Appell and small press imprints and publications.

Appell, M. R. (Melvin Robert)

Robyn Sarah Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS00127C
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1975-2015

Scope and content:
This collection contains drafts and proofs for a number of Sarah’s published monographs, including Little Eurekas (Biblioasis, 2007), A Day’s Grace (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2003), and The Touchstone: Poems New and Selected (Anansi, 1992), along with correspondence and drafts of Sarah’s contributions to the Porcupine’s Quill Essential Poets series, on Margaret Avison, Don Coles, and George Johnston. Also included are over sixty published examples of Sarah’s poetry, essays, interviews, and fiction, in Canadian and American periodicals such as The Malahat Review, ARC, The Threepenny Review, The Walrus, and The New Quarterly.
In addition, this collection includes correspondence, drafts and published versions of Sarah’s journalistic work, which has appeared in Canadian newspapers such as The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, and The Ottawa Citizen. Materials relating to Sarah’s editorial work for Cormorant Books and House of Anansi Press are also included, along with material pertaining to Sarah’s involvement in numerous literary events.
Contains series:

  1. Works published in periodicals and anthologies
  2. Manuscript proofs
  3. Literary events and appearances
  4. Interviews and general press
  5. Journalism
  6. The Porcupine’s Quill Essential Poets series
  7. Editorial work
  8. Miscellaneous

Sarah, Robyn

Bata Shoe Company Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • [189-?]-2014

abstract
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

Mary Burns Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1959 - 2014

Includes early writings and drafts of published and unpublished material, extensive research, personal and business correspondence, and other material related to her books and publications.

Burns, Mary

Chava Rosenfarb Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1940-2014

Includes drafts and proofs of The Tree of Life [Der Boym Fun Lebn]; Bociany [a novel about life in a Polish shtetl] and Of Lodz and Love; Survivors [translated from the Yiddish by Goldie Morgentaler]; address and daybooks; most of the printed manuscript of Briv tsu Abrashn; Bird of the Ghetto; correspondence with family, friends, authors, editors and publishers, including Isaac Bashevis Singer, printer and publisher Israel London, Elaine Kalman Naves, and other material related to the life and work of author Chava Rosenfarb.

Rosenfarb, Chava

Euromaidan Protests Collection

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 2013-2014

Collection consists of miscellaneous leaflets, pamphlets, bumper stickers, newspapers, posters, and ribbons issued during the protests in Kiev, Ukraine from November 2013 to March 2014.

Michelle Berry Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00762 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-2014

This first accession of Michelle Berry’s papers contains manuscript drafts of novels and books of short stories; early writing drafts; reviews written by Michelle Berry for the Globe and Mail, as well as reviews of her work; correspondence, and other material related to her life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing
  2. Reviews
  3. Professional files
  4. Correspondence
  5. Personal and miscellaneous files
  6. Early writing
  7. Other files
  8. Restricted files

Berry, Michelle

Sharon Abron Drache Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00684 (2B annex)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1974-2013

Includes extensive correspondence, manuscripts, etc. with Joe Rosenblatt, David Gurr; drafts, research and correspondence related to Barbara Klein-Muskrat: Then and Now; The Lubavitchers Are Coming to Second Avenue; Ritual Slaughter; The Mikveh Man; The Golden Ghetto; The Magic Pot; correspondence, research and drafts for piece on Richard Landon and the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library; Arthur Drache material; unpublished children’s stories; family material; ghost writing; mentoring and other material related to the life and work of Sharon Abron Drache.

Drache, Sharon Abron

Mary Burkett Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00745
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1993-2013

Correspondence of Lana Peters (Svetlana Alliluyeva, 1926-2011) to Mary Burkett, 1993-2013. Includes print articles about Svetlana Alliluyeva during and after her defection to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1967.

Burkett, Mary

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00759
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1950-2013

This collection of Young-Bruehl’s papers contains a wide variety of material ranging from juvenilia, high school, and university student work, to drafts, correspondence, and publicity material surrounding all of her major publications. It also includes a significant amount of correspondence over the span of her life, both personal and professional, along with materials relating to her teaching, academic work, and her psychoanalytic practice.

Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth

Kildare Dobbs Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00049C
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1855-2013

This first accession of Kildare Dobbs’s papers contains drafts of his published works (Running to Paradise, The Great Fur Opera, Anatolian Suite: Travels and Discursions in Turkey, The Eleventh Hour: Poems for the Third Millennium, Casablanca: The Poem, Running the Rapids: A Writer’s Life, Cassanova in Venice: A Raunchy Rhyme, Away From Home: Canadian Writers in Exotic Places); other writing drafts, including writing for newspapers, magazines, his contributions to CBC radio programs “Ideas” and “Anthology”; his travel files pertaining to all of the places he visited (and wrote about) around the world; a significant amount of correspondence (both physical and digital correspondence); personal files and documents relating to his family’s history; professional files; photographs; cut-outs and print-outs of published articles; notebooks and journals; audiovisual and digital materials; and other files relating to the life and work of Kildare Dobbs.

Dobbs, Kildare

Malka Marom Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1961-2013

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

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

Mike Murakami Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00707
  • 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

Julie Rekai Rickerd Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00767
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1944-2013

Contains material related to Rekai’s career as a freelance journalist, actress, broadcaster, public relations officer and policy advisor, including: copies of published articles; holograph notes; newspaper clippings and photographs; numerous event invitations and programmes; travel-related ephemera; resumé and employment records; correspondence; as well as some personal material.

Series:

Series I: Performance and broadcasting career
Series II: Freelance writing career
Series III: Government of Canada career
Series IV: Event programmes and invitations
Series V: Newspaper clippings and photographs

Rekai Reckerd, Julie

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

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