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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.

University of Toronto Poster Collection

  • UTA 5004
  • Collection
  • 1955-1972

Collection consists of various posters for lectures, meetings, performances, elections, and other events on campus. Posters vary in type and style. Posters may be professionally printed, screen-printed, handwritten, or printed from a computer.

University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services

Canadiana

  • Collection

A collection of rare books, pamphlets, and periodicals particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, poetry, and drama, mostly composed in English. Many of the titles are unique. Also includes historical and geographical works with a number of rare gazetteers and nineteenth century travel books, bibliographies, memoirs, and biographies.

The collection consists of numerous first and early editions of Canadian historical, literary, and poetic classics: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea (L.C. Page & Company, 1909), John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields: And Other Poems (with a preface by Sir Andrew Macphail; William Briggs, 1919), W.O. Mitchell’s Who Has Seen the Wind (Macmillan Company of Canada), and Donald Creighton’s Dominion of the North: A History of Canada (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1944), among other prominent titles.

Canadiana

Paris Posters

  • Collection
  • 1968

The Paris Posters

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

  • Collection

The collection is rich in the first English and American editions of Tennyson’s works, including Poems by Two Brothers (1827), In Memoriam A.H.H. (1850), Maud: And Other Poems (1855), Idylls of the King (1859), and Demeter: And Other Poems (1889), among others. It is also a very good general collection of Tennysoniana, containing concordances, pamphlets, periodicals, indexes, biographical essays, and studies of individual poems.

Tennyson, Alfred

Woolf/Bloomsbury Group/Hogarth Press Ephemera Collection

  • Collection

The Collection consists of clippings, catalogues, flyers, dust jackets, advertisements, images, newsletters, and miscellaneous items relating in some way to Virginia and Leonard Woolf, The Bloomsbury Group and the Hogarth Press. They are organized into 19 series based on the origins and purpose of the materials, including those relating to exhibitions, conferences, the publishing industry, Charleston (UK), The Bloomsbury Workshop and the Bloomsbury “industry”.

The Woolf/Bloomsbury Group/Hogarth Press Ephemera Collection

Library Oral History Programme collection

  • UTA 5001
  • Collection
  • 1973-1990

Consists of Oral Histories created as part of the University of Toronto Library's Oral History Project, which interviewed key faculty members, administrators and students involved with university governance. See file listing for specific individuals.

Library Oral History Programme

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

Eric Horwood oral history

  • UTA 1391
  • Collection
  • 9 Feb. 1984

Consists of a sound recording of an interview between architect E. C. Horwood and University Archivist David Rudkin.

University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services

Horwood Collection

  • UTA 1390
  • Collection
  • 1853

Photographic copies of architectural drawings of floor plans, elevations, and sections of the Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory, by the firm Cumberland and Storm and drawn by John Worthington, September 5, 1853.

Cumberland and Storm

Horwood and White Collection

  • UTA 1389
  • Collection
  • 1842-1942

Fonds consists of plans of buildings and properties pertaining to the University of Toronto, including original drawings by Thomas Young of proposed University College buildings described as the Centre Building, East Wing and West Wing (ca 1842-1857); original drawings by Cumberland and Storm of University College (ca 1856-1857); original drawings by David B. Dick, Architect of Moss Hall (ca. 1887), Biological Building (ca 1887) Museum (1889), Students Union Gymnasium (1892), restoration of University College and New Library Building (ca 1890-1892), Chemical Laboratory (1893-1894), Old Wycliffe College Building (n.d.), and other working drawings. Many drawings annotated with date 1922 by J.C. B. Horwood.

Horwood and White

Railway Car Schools collection

  • CA OTUED 2
  • Collection
  • 1926-1991 (predominant 1926-1957)

The collection contains materials related to the Railway Car Schools which operated in remote parts of Ontario between 1926 and 1967. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, articles and newspaper clippings, museum and exhibit materials, and photographs. The collection has been arranged into 9 series.

Railway Car Schools Collection

Sir Daniel Wilson Family Photographic Collection

  • UTA 1965
  • Collection
  • [1855?]-1930

This collection consists of 430 stereographs. They were assembled primarily by Sir Daniel Wilson and likely his daughter Sybil after his death. They document his interests in photography, especially of antiquarian Scotland and ethnology, and include many images of places he visited in Canada and the United States such as the White Mountains in New Hampshire where, on holidays, he painted many watercolours. Also included here are images of Toronto, the University of Toronto, the Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory, and two of the American Civil War.

Note on Sir Daniel Wilson

Sir Daniel Wilson was an accomplished amateur artist and much interested in the new medium of photography. He collected photographs, primarily in the stereographic medium, wherever he travelled and asked his friends to send images to him. He travelled widely following his arrival in Canada in 1853. In his first decade “he went as far south as Virginia and Kentucky, as far east as Prout’s Neck, Maine, as far west as the St. Louis River, and as far north as Lake Nipigon” [1]. He travelled many times along the St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay in that decade and later, made two trips to the upper Great Lakes (1855 and 1866), was introduced to the Green Mountains in New Hampshire and the Adirondacks and historic sites in New York, and in 1862 visited Washington and Civil War battle sites in Virginia. In 1863 he returned to Britain and Europe for the first time (he would go to again in 1878, 1880, 1885 and 1891). In the 1870s, his travels to him along the Muskoka and Severn Rivers (1870), and to Native sites in Kentucky and Ohio (1874).

After Wilson became President of University College in 1880, he sought escape from the heat of Toronto summers in New Hampshire and the eastern seaboard of the United States. In August of 1881 he first visited the White Mountains in New Hampshire where he was inspired to take up painting again, and to which he returned in 1882, 1883, 1886, and from 1887 to 1890. There, with his wife Margaret until her death in 1885, and his daughter Sybil, he sought out sites “with indelibly North American names, in which he clearly revelled” – Black Mountain, Cascade Brook, Mount Osceola, Mount Tecumseth, the Mad River, and Scar Ridge [2]. In 1883 he vacationed along the Atlantic coast of Maine and in 1884 he went to the Adirondacks around Lake Placid.

NOTES

  1. Marinell Ash and colleagues, Thinking with both hands: Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New, ed. Elizabeth Hulse. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999, 246

  2. Ibid, 252, 271

Wilson, Daniel, Sir

Canadian Farm Radio Forum collection

  • CA OTUED 3
  • Collection
  • 1938-1969, 1986

The collection contains materials related to the Canadian Farm Radio Forum, which ran from 1941-1964. Records in this collection relate to the operation of the Canadian Farm Radio Forum, as well as to international initiatives and research. The materials in this collection include meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, surveys and questionnaires, reports, broadcast programming and transcripts, pamphlets and promotional materials, research notes, articles, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks.

The collection has been arranged into 6 series.

Canadian Farm Radio Forum Collection

Education Ephemera collection

  • CA OTUED 4
  • Collection
  • 1826-1958

Collection contains ephemera related to education in Ontario. This ephemera includes materials such as educational certificates, grade reports, teaching applications, contracts, meeting minutes, school accounts, student rolls, correspondence, inspection reports, examination papers and timetables, insurance policies, student assignments and workbooks, and class photographs.

This collection has been arranged into 9 series.

OISE Library

School Supply Catalogue collection

  • CA OTUED 5
  • Collection
  • 1912-1980

This collection contains a number of school supply catalogues from the mid-20th century. These catalogues include supplies such as school furniture, maps and globes, art supplies, science supplies, and school readers.

OISE Library

Kindergarten Teacher Training collection

  • CA OTUED 1
  • Collection
  • 1894-1992

The collection contains materials related to Froebelian kindergarten education, practiced in Ontario in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Materials include sample workbooks demonstrating Froebel's Occupations, teachers' lesson books, certificates, and photographs. The collection also includes donation paperwork to provide more context about the creation of the collection.

The collection has been arranged into six series based on creator.

Kindergarten Teacher Training Collection

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)

Marshall McLuhan Collection

  • CA ON00389 C6
  • Collection
  • 1936-2019, predominant 1936-1970

Collection consists of monographs, articles, copies of articles, reviews and newspaper clippings written by and surrounding Marshall McLuhan. These records were collected and compiled by James Feeley in an effort to create a Marshall McLuhan bibliography; from 1962 until his death in 1993, Feeley worked on McLuhan's bibliography, with help from McLuhan's secretary Mrs. M. Stewart.

Marshall McLuhan Collection is arranged into nine series:

  1. Published Material Written by McLuhan
  2. Book Reviews Written by Marshall McLuhan
  3. Conference Proceedings Written by Marshall McLuhan
  4. Published Material Written about Marshall McLuhan
  5. Interviews with Marshall McLuhan
  6. Reviews of Books Written by Marshall McLuhan
  7. Reviews of Books Written About Marshall McLuhan
  8. Copies of the Varsity/University of Toronto Graduate featuring Explorations
  9. Ephemera – Book Jackets; Advertisements/Pamphlets; Transcripts; Unpublished Materials Written by Marshall McLuhan

McLuhan, Marshall

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)

Photographs

  • CA ON00347 10
  • Collection
  • 1858 - 2015

The University of St. Michael's College Photographs Collection features 1700 photographs. Included in the Collection are photographs of the St. Michael's College campus and buildings, staff and faculty, students, alumni, College events, and graduation composites featuring collected graduation portraits of graduating students. Some photographs depict University of Toronto events and buildings, other schools and organizations with a relationship with St. Michael's College, and photographs of events attended by the Basilian Fathers. Also included in the Collection are photo albums created by faculty and alumni, and photographs donated by alumni and former faculty.

Photograph Albums Collection

This collection contains photo albums assembled by St. Michael’s faculty and offices. Contents of albums include various types of photos of Basilian Fathers, campus, alumni events, travel, ceremonies, graduations, sports, theatre, architecture, portraits, and some personal photo collections.

University of St. Michael's College

Sir Ernest MacMillan collection

  • CA OTUFM 15
  • Collection
  • 1890-1996, predominant 1991-1994

Collection includes correspondence, notes, transcripts, and other working papers for Ezra Schabas's book Sir Ernest MacMillan: the importance of being Canadian, published by the University of Toronto Press in 1994.

Schabas, Ezra

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

Fisher flute collection

  • CA OTUFM 46
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1760 - ca. 1905]

Collection consists of late-eighteenth, nineteenth, and early-twentieth century flutes, predominantly made by various builders and companies in London, England, as well as two from Paris, one from France, and one from Bayreuth, Germany. The collection covers the mechanization and modernization of the flute, including the addition of holes and keys, and the move from wood to metal for the body of the flute.

Fisher, Sidney T.

Geoffrey Payzant and Eduard Hanslick collection

  • CA OTUFM 32
  • Collection
  • 1981-2001 predominant

Fonds includes correspondence, notes, typescripts, translations, photocopies of journal articles, and other working papers about Eduard Hanslick. Hanslick was the focus of Payzant's later research, which resulted in two books (published 1986 and 1991), several articles, and various lectures. The fonds consists of the research used in these writings, as well as a typescript manuscript of Payzant's translation of On the musically beautiful: a contribution towards the revision of the aesthetics of music (1986), and copies of his lectures, also titled "On the musically beautiful." The correspondence includes copies of letters between Hanslick and Robert Zimmermann (1824-1898), as well as correspondence between Payzant and other scholars about Hanslick, and correspondence between Payzant and Dietmar Strauß.

Payzant, Geoffrey

Hart House String Quartet collection

  • CA OTUFM 48
  • Collection
  • 1924-1946

Collection consists of 10 scrapbooks created by the Hart House String Quartet and their business manager, Milton Blackstone, which contain programs and newspaper clippings of reviews and press releases for their concerts. Two volumes (Volume 5, 1929-1931; and, Volume 7, 1932-1934) are missing from the collection. The collection also contains two scrapbooks for the Canadian Concert Association, during the time that Milton Blackstone was the director (1933-1935 and 1936), and a small collection of annotated scores and parts for violin and piano, previously owned and annotated by Geza De Kresz.

Hart House String Quartet

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

Toronto music life collection

  • CA OTUFM 03
  • Collection
  • 1877-1995

Collection consists of materials relating to musical life in Toronto, Ontario. The collection includes photographs of various Canadian and European musicians, including various photographs of Canadian Opera Company productions from the late 1980s and early 1990s, autographs from various opera singers and musicians from the late-nineteenth century, three scrapbooks with newspaper clippings and programs, and a collection of songs published in the Toronto Evening Telegram at the end of the nineteenth century.

University of Toronto Music Library

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

Ricordi costume and set designs collection

  • CA OTUFM 41
  • Collection
  • [195-]

Collection consists of set and costume designs for the following Teatro alla Scala productions: the premiere production of La Fiamma (The Flame) by Ottorino Respighi, designed by Nicola Benois (1901-1988); Respighi's ballet Gli Uccelli, designed by Benois; and the premiere performance of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, designed by Giuseppe Palanti (1881-1946).

G. Ricordi & Co. Ltd.

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

Lee Bartel's musical stamp collection

  • CA OTUFM 42
  • Collection
  • 1927-1985

Collection consists of 27 pages of stamps featuring composers, musicians, musical instruments, scenes from operas and ballets, folk dances, theatres, opera houses, and music conservatories and academies. Each page of stamps was arranged by Lee Bartel.

Bartel, Lee

Andrew MacMillan collection

  • CA OTUFM 50
  • Collection
  • ca. 1930-1967

Collection consists of five opera scores from the library of Andrew MacMillan, with stage directions for the Canadian Opera Company and other productions.

MacMillan, Andrew

Herman Geiger-Torel collection

  • CA OTUFM 05
  • Collection
  • 1934-1976

Collection consists of Herman Geiger-Torel's library of piano-vocal scores, including his markings and notes for Canadian Opera Company productions.

Geiger-Torel, Herman

Victoria Historical Collection

  • CA ON00357 2173
  • Collection
  • 1829–1981

Collection consists of various material relating to the history of Victoria University/College, which was previously unaccessioned, for which provenance could not be ascertained. This material was gathered together in this general historical collection, and is organized by general topics: General historical material, 1929-1941; The University Question and Federation, 1845-1927; Legislation, 1841-1981; University administration, 1836-1923; Finances, fundraising and property, 1842-1929; Collections management, 1844-1942; Committees, 1890-1904; Students, faculty and academic matters, 1843-1968; Articles, lectures and poetry, 1863-1928; Records of the Educational Society and Brantford District College Convention, 1869-1899; Correspondence, 1836-1935; and Illuminated manuscripts and documents, 1892-1951.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Artifacts Collection

  • CA ON00357 2188
  • Collection
  • 1832 - 2011

The Artifacts Collection consists of artifacts related to Victoria University and it's members. Categories of artifacts are: athletics, pins and medals, awards, jewelry, clothing, buildings, and miscellaneous items.

Artifacts Collection

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