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Dan Bender Zoo collection

  • CA UTSC 008
  • Collection
  • [193-]-1966

The collection consists of movie posters, ads, trading cards, postcards, books, magazines and journals, related to Frank Buck (Frank Howard Buck (1884-1950), a renowned American hunter, animal collector, film director, actor author and producer. The collection also consists of material related to zoo displays and architecture, catalogues and books related to zoo and animal collecting, photographs off various zoo related animals found in different parts of America and a board game. The material is divided into five series:

  1. Frank Buck
  2. Chimpanzee performance
  3. Zoo Architecture and display
  4. Miscellaneous printed materials.
  5. Zoo photographs

Bender, Daniel E.

John A. Crosby fonds

  • UTA 1203
  • Collection
  • [195-]-2005

Photographs, clippings and obituary document American geographer John A. Crosby.

Crosby, John A.

Jack Gray collection

  • UTA 1330
  • Collection
  • 1919-1972

Consists of records collected by Gray while working on a history of Hart House Theatre and Robert Gill. Included are Hart House Theatre scrapbooks compiled by Gill containing programs, clippings and photographs; financial records of Hart House Theatre as well as some original correspondence; numerous photographs of Hart House Threatre, Hart House and its staff; scrapbook and minutes book of the Players Club. Included as well, is a manuscript on the history of Hart House Theatre (draft) written by Jack Gray as well as taped interviews conducted by Gray with Hart House Theatre staff including Robert Gill.

Gray, Jack

Father John O'Connor Collection

  • CA ON00389 C2
  • Collection
  • 1884-1952

Collection consists of hand-written and typed manuscripts, correspondence, poems, translations and radio transcripts created by Monsignor John O'Connor. The records were purchases and accumulated by Father Kevin Scannell as part of his G.K. Chesterton research.

Fonds has been arranged into one series:

  1. Papers of Father John O'Connor

O'Connor, John

Collection théâtrale André Antoine

  • CA ON00389 C8
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1985

The collection consists of: papers from director André Antoine; letters from Antoine; letters to Antoine from various playwrights, whose plays he staged; photographs of actors and actresses; letters from various members of Antoine's family; 40 autograph letters from Emile Zola; letters from and to journalist Léon Deffoux; letters from and to Maurice LeBlond, Emile Zola's son-in-law; letters from and to playwright Georges Ancey and his wife; several first editions of Zola's novels, some with bound autograph letters. Throughout are photocopied documents, collected by Sanders, as contexual material about the era and referenced events or articles within the correspondence. Also included are original letters sent to Sanders from the friends and relatives of those whose letters appear in the 19th century correspondence.

Sanders, James B.

G.K. Chesterton Archival Collection

  • CA ON00389 C1
  • Collection
  • 1888-1978

The collection consists of manuscripts of many published works, illustrations from Chesterton's time at the Slade School of Art and later, correspondence with family and friends, and albums of press clippings. There are also microfiche copies of the papers of Chesterton's wife Frances (1875-1938), including her plays and poems. Additionally, the collection contains material added by Dorothy Collins after Chesterton's death.
In addition to the Chesterton papers on microfiche the G.K. Chesterton Archival Collection contains 10 original illustrations as well as one of Chesterton's sketchbooks. Most of the sketches date from his period at the Slade School of Art, but there are several from earlier.
The Papers of Monsignor John O'Connor (1870-1952) are also a part of the G.K. Chesterton Archival Collection. Monsignor O'Connor was the Catholic priest who became the model for Chesterton's character "Father Brown". In February 1903 O'Connor wrote to Chesterton, and the following year they formed an immediate bond of friendship which was to last more than thirty years. In 1921 O'Connor was present at Chesterton's reception into the Catholic Church. The papers of Monsignor O'Connor include a number of manuscripts of his poems and essays, Christmas greetings from the Chesterton's, personal letters, and newspaper clippings by and about Chesterton.

Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith)

Plowman Family Postcard Collection

  • CA ON00389 C7
  • Collection
  • 1902-1932

Collection consists of 312 postcards received or collected by members of the Plowman family. The collection has been arranged as follows:

1.) Postcards addressed to Olive Plowman (178; 1903-1932, predominant, 1908 - 1919)
2.) Postcards addressed to Charles Plowman. (15 postcards)
3.) Postcards addressed to Samuel Plowman (9 postcards)
4.) Postcards addressed to Ellen Plowman (53 postcards)
5.) Postcards addressed to Charles and Ellen Plowman (21 postcards)
6.) Postcards addressed to the Plowman family (3 postcards)
7.) Unaddressed postcards (33 postcards)

The postcards have been arranged chronologically. Undated cards have been placed at the end of the sections. The majority of the postcards are addressed to either 120 MacPherson Avenue (Toronto) or 96 MacPherson Avenue (Toronto), while the remaining 11 postcards are addressed to various hotels, inns, sanatoriums, and homes in Buffalo (NY), Rochester (NY), Long Beach (CA), San Francisco (CA), Petaluma (CA), and San Benito [?] (CA).
The collection includes greeting cards for birthdays, Easter, Christmas, New Years, Halloween, St. Patrick's day, the 4th of July, Valentine's day, Mother's day, and Thanksgiving. The collection also includes popular novelty cards such as photographic portrait postcards or postcards decorated with glitter. Numerous postcards depict buildings and streetscapes, the aftermath of the San Fransisco earthquake of 1906, and advertisements for barbershops, department stores, and hotels.

Plowman Family

Brazilian Menu collection

  • CA UTSC 005
  • Collection
  • [1952?]-[197-?]

Collection consists of menus from various regions of Brazil. Restaurants are located in Sobra-Loja, Rio de Janeiro, Londrina, Sao Paulo, Leblon, Bahia, and Sao Lourenco. Bar fare, breakfast menus, steakhouse, hamburger house, and pan-American cuisine are just some types of dishes and restaurant represented.

A portion of the menus are from hotels. Menu types include trifold, booklet, seven-fold, placemat and bookmark style. Several menus are laminated or in vinyl enclosures. A portion of the menus have prices written in by hand in various colours of ink and are stained.

Freeman, Matthew (Doctor)

Carl Morey collection

  • CA OTUFM 52
  • Collection
  • 1913-2006

Collection predominantly consists of programs that Carl Morey collected from attending performances and for research purposes. Some programs include program notes written by Morey (e.g., Canadian Opera Company programs, among others), ticket stubs, newspaper clippings of reviews of the performances, and/or autographs from the performers.

Morey, Carl

Faculty of Music collection

  • CA OTUFM 04
  • Collection
  • 1927-2011

Collection contains newsletters, monographs, articles, and other various publications dealing with the Faculty of Music.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Music

John Francis Johnstone collection

  • CA OTUFM 44
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1875] - 2013

Collection consists of reference materials relating to John Francis Johnstone's compositions for voice and piano, his family, and the performance of his songs after his death.

Johnstone, John Francis

Roy Lamont Smith collection

  • CA OTUFM 45
  • Collection
  • 1899-1946

Collection consists of a handwritten book of lyrics for songs written by the American composer Roy Lamont Smith, and a collection of his published and unpublished (manuscript) sheet music.

Smith, Roy Lamont

Music Pedagogy collection

  • CA OTUFM 56
  • Collection
  • 1906 - 2010

Collection consists of volumes of music instructional material, predominantly for piano instruction. The collection includes some ear training, theory, and sight reading material as well. Items published in Canada and internationally are included.

University of Toronto Music Library

Edward Johnson collection

  • CA OTUFM 01
  • Collection
  • 1837-1960

Collection contains photographs, programs, and press notices of his performances; manuscripts of songs written for him by composers including Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lalo and Pizzetti; five collections of published songs; a scrapbook of programs from his first year as manager of the Metropolitan Opera.

Johnson, Edward

Alexander Neil Bethune Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2022
  • Collection
  • 1835 - 1866

The collection consists primarily of correspondence between John Strachan and Bethune. Also included are published inserts, memoranda, sermons and copies of letters.

Bethune, Alexander Neil

Trinity Medical College Collection

  • CA OTTCA F1018
  • Collection
  • 1871 - 1917

This collection consists of administrative records, calendars, student academic records, and records of student life at Trinity Medical College. Administrative records include Minutes of Corporation, records related to the amalgamation of medical faculties at Trinity College and the University of Toronto, correspondence files, a small number of general administrative and financial records, a Register of Students, and miscellaneous reports. Student records include textual and photographic records of academic standing and participation; records of student life include documents and photographs related to college groups, committees, societies, and teams. Also in the collection are a cap, belt, (and blazer purported to be from Trinity Medical College), as well as a manual press of the seal of Trinity Medical College.
Contains series

  1. Administrative records
  2. Calendars
  3. Student academic records
  4. Student life
  5. Artefacts

Trinity Medical College

William McMurray Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2051
  • Collection
  • 1852-1988, predominant 1852-1864

The collection consists of several diaries written during trips to the United States and England during the 1850s and 1860s in search of building funds for Trinity College. From his three trips to the United States in 1852 and 1853 there are five notebooks as well as a letter concerning a resolution towards the endowment of Trinity College. There are 98 Cartes de Visite as well as an extensive diary from his 1864 trip to England.

Contains series:

  1. Diaries
  2. Cartes de Visite

McMurray, William

Arthur Henshaw Packer Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2226
  • Collection
  • [194?] - 2005

The collection consists of material documenting Packer’s professional work in the city of Toronto,
including photographs, a report from the Toronto Historical Society Board, and his biography.

Packer, Arthur Henshaw

Brett Club Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2154
  • Collection
  • 1977-1992

The collection consists of constitutions, correspondence, promotional material, attendance lists, and financial records.

Brett Club

Earle Grey Players Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2311
  • Collection
  • 1949-1994

The Earle Grey Players Collection consists of programmes and brochures for the annual Shakespeare Festival held at Trinity College, historical information on the founding and development of the Shakespeare Festival, and ephemera related to the Festival, including a bronze plaque commemorating the location of a mulberry tree grown from a tree in Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-on-Avon.

Earle Grey Players

George Whitaker Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2107
  • Collection
  • 1810-[199-?]

The collection contains records pertaining to George Whitaker’s Provostship, as well as his final departure to England. It consists of vital records, correspondence, financial records, newspaper excerpts, tributes, manuscripts related to his theology teaching, and photographs.

Whitaker, George

John Strachan Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2021
  • Collection
  • [1778-1868]

The collection includes correspondence from every period of Strachan's life, official documents, notes, and writings.
Contains series

  1. Early Life
  2. Life in Canada
  3. Notes
  4. Official documents

Strachan, John

Trinity College Dramatic Society Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2126
  • Collection
  • 1985 -

This collection consists of scrapbooks, administrative records, and records of productions and events. Records of productions and events comprise the bulk of this collection and include programs, posters, scripts, newspaper clippings, sound recordings, photographs, and more.
Contains series:

  1. Scrapbooks
  2. Administrative Records
  3. Productions and Events
  4. Special Productions
  5. Non-TCDS Records

Trinity College Dramatic Society

Trinity College Encounter Club Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2012
  • Collection
  • 1962-1967

The records of the Trinity College Encounter Club include minutes, lists of members and activities, financial records, and records of the Conference of African Affairs and the Conference on the Canadian Indian. Issues of The Encounter are also contained in this fonds.

Trinity College Encounter Club

Trinity College Literary Institute Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2025
  • Collection
  • 1849 -

Fonds consists mainly of administrative records of the Trinity College Literary Institute, including the Debates and Conversazione Committees. These records show the wide variety of activities in which the Trinity College Literary Institute has traditionally been involved and the large part played by “The Lit” in the life of the College. Annual social events included TCLI dinners with some well-known speakers, as well as the annual formal dance, the Conversazione which began in 1871. Elaborate programs, posters and graphic works were produced to promote and advertise these and other events.
Contains series:

  1. Administrative Records, Minutes of Meetings
  2. Financial Records
  3. Debates Committee and Debating
  4. Conversazione Committee
  5. Miscellaneous

Trinity College Literary Institute

[Collection of nineteenth century Scottish chapbooks]

  • CA OTUTF chap
  • Collection
  • 1750-1883

A collection of approx. 600 chapbooks, mainly from the first half of the nineteenth century, although most are undated. Most are printed in Scotland; imprints include Glasgow, Paisley, Edinburgh, Stirling, Falkirk, Aberdeen, Ayr and Kilmarnock, as well as London, Sheffield, Newcastle, Manchester, York and Coventry. Most are anonymous but some titles attributed to authors such as Hannah More, Daniel Defoe, Robert Burns, John Bunyan, James Hogg and Allan Ramsay. Many of the titles are illustrated wtih woodcuts.

[Hare Collection of Early Canadian Job Printing]

  • CA OTUTF T-10 00084
  • Collection
  • 1765-1962

This collection includes over 120 Canadian broadsides and printed blanks, predominantly pre-Confederation items from the Province of Quebec. Included are legal or judicial documents, including summons from the Quebec Court of Common Pleas, affidavits, court notices, warrants, property agreements, deeds of land sale and land applications; and military documents such as service records and return of provisions forms. Municipal printed forms issued from the City of Montreal or City of Quebec include building permits, house and property assessments, business tax assessments, and bills/receipts for water and gas rental. There are also cashier’s cheques and purchase receipts issued by the Bank of Montreal and Bank du Peuple. Among the numerous receipts gathered in the collection are those for shipping; college payments; church membership and pew rental; insurance premiums, including Alliance Life, Phoenix Fire Insurance, and the Quebec Fire Office; merchants James Ferrier, Moss & Brothers, and Robertson, Masson, Strange & Co.; post office rental; and payments issued to surveyors working under Alphonso Wells, Provincial Surveyor. Other material includes public notices, religious items such as prayer cards and church tickets, and ephemera from the St. Jean-Baptiste Society. A significant part of the collection is comprised of items relating to the early printing, publishing, and book-selling industry in Quebec. There are a number of bills and receipts issued for advertisements printed in the Montreal Gazette, Quebec Mercury, L’Aurore des Canadas, la Minerve, Montreal Herald, and Moniteur Canadien, as well as from Booksellers and Stationers such as Armour and Ramsay and William Neilson.

[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.

[Marshall McLuhan Library Collection]

  • CA OTUTF mcluhan
  • Collection
  • 1698-1984

Collection consists of approximately 6000 books, journals and pamphlets that comprise the working library of Herbert Marshall McLuhan. The library reflects McLuhan’s diverse personal and academic interests, from Catholicism to the environment, from communications theory to James Joyce. The collection also includes the many notes, bookmarks, items of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other documents laid into the books by McLuhan. These have been removed, indexed, and housed separately.

McLuhan, Marshall

[Concrete poetry; a representative collection of serials, broadsides, booklets, posters, etc., from Britain, various European and South American countries, and the U.S.]

  • CA OTUTF con
  • Collection
  • 1950-1979

A collection of 365 separate items with particular focus on concrete poetry and alternative publishing practices taking place in England in the 1960s and 1970s, but with international leanings. Presents the practice of Concrete Poetry as an international movement in which borders are blurred, including those between countries; between languages; and between the entites known as the author, the publisher, and the reader. Related movements such as Mail Art and Fluxus are represented. Shows a close relationship between writing and the physicality of published material through the exploration of alternative publishing practices that utilize a variety of printing and binding techniques. This materiality of the book provides a spectrum that stretches from Independent Publishing Alternatives to Fine Press Publishing through the use of offet printing, letterpress, Xerox, Mimeo, and printing by hand; binding techniques used include anything from stapled chapbooks to loose leaflets in plastic bags or custom folders, or single sheets or cards with no binding at all.

[Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese texts from the working library of Alexander W. Macdonald collected in the Himalayas and Bhutan]

  • CA OTUTF Macdonald
  • Collection
  • 1700-1970

A collection of 70 manuscripts and 101 printed texts acquired by Alexander W. Macdonald. Subject categories include religious ritual and practice, philosophy, history, biography, folklore, medicine, astrology, gesar, language and literature. Title list with descriptions of each item compiled by Karma Phuntsho. Title supplied by this library.

Wolfeiana

  • 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.

[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.

[Book of German chromolithographed trade label samples]

  • CA OTUTF M-10 00323
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Collection of 558 chromolithographed trade labels intended for the Indian and Chinese market.
Many samples bear the names of the colours, places of manufacture, and names of local merchant companies in China and India including Carlowitz & Co. and Manilal Mooljee.
Probably produced by Paul Israel in Werra, Germany.
Samples are illustrated with Asian and Indian motifs, and include mythological and religious figures, including characters from Journey to the West

[Boxed collection of World War II scrapbook and photo album : manuscript.]

  • CA OTUTF MSS gen 59
  • Collection
  • 1944-1947

20 unnumbered leaves, with 16 additional items laid-in. Contents of a scrapbook and photo album (disbound) compiled by Sergeant Norman L. Smith during World War II. Includes copies of letters, telegrams, and postcards sent home, newspaper clippings, Christmas and Mother's Day cards issued by the Army, hand-drawn maps, photographs of the soldiers in Smith's division and the areas in which they were stationed, French and German currency, printed maps annotated by Smith, and German-language leaflets dropped by American forces to instruct enemy soldiers on the process of surrendering.

[Collection of African travel ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00088
  • Collection
  • 1945-1966

A collection of 3 folders holding South African travel ephemera originating from South Africa and the United States.

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