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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.
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of his writing including short stories, poetry, and novels, including drafts for Victims of Gravity (1990) and other unpublished work; professional and personal correspondence with authors and publishers; submissions; book reviews; personal journals and other material related to his life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.
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.
1.Manuscripts and other writing
5.Personal and miscellaneous files
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.
Shears, Frank Gould
The Belousovich Collection of Samizdat and independent press is composed of various periodicals, manuscripts, and miscellaneous documents ranging from the 60s to the early 90 from the Soviet Union.
The series PERIODICALS forms the largest section of the collection. It includes publications dating predominately from the late 80s and early 90s. As the Soviet Union was undergoing strong political changes under Mikhail Gorbachev, many political organizations became more public with their activities and beliefs. This phenomenon was due to Glasnost, a policy introduced by Gorbachev that called for political openness of governing institutions, as well as, diminished censorship and greater freedom of speech. The majority of the periodicals in the collection date to this historical period and are of political nature. Many of the periodicals are the publications of various political parties and movements. The material is organized alphabetically by periodical title, and within each title by date.
In addition to periodicals, the Belousovitch collection also includes a large MANUSCRIPTS section. Many of the manuscripts date to the 70s and the 80s and are in Samizdat form. Among some of the most notable manuscripts in the collection is a 1700-page memoir by Maria Shapiro about her experiences in the Soviet gulag, and various works written by Dmitrii Dudko and Vladimir Albrekht. The material is arranged alphabetically by author.
The OTHER section consists of miscellaneous documents dating from the 60s to 80s. A notable number of original anguished appeals from the Soviet Union, written to U.S. officials, is one of the highlights. Another section of the collection that is worth special mention is the older Samizdat material. It contains various documents pertaining to Yurii Orlov’s Helsinki group, as well as, many other interesting documents. The material is ordered alphabetically according to broad subject categories, such as Court Cases, Human Rights, or Religion.
Contains notes, source material, and drafts for screenplays and novels; early draft poetry, short stories and other juvenilia; plus reviews of Blunt’s crime fiction novels from various publications. Also contains correspondence between Blunt, his editors, literary agents, publishers and others regarding the research and publication of his works, as well as some general promotional material.
The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge fonds consists primarily of textual records that document the developmental phases and operation of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, and the administrative activities of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company Joint Board of Directors. As these records document the lifespan of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge from conception to destruction, they also show the operational progress and administrative history of the conjoined bridge company and Board of Directors. Included is a large collection of handwritten letters and early telegram correspondance authored by and addressed to various members of the Joint Board of Directors, engineers, attorneys, and representatives from the Great Western Railroad Company and the New York, Lake Erie, and Western Railroad Company. Of note is the glut of professional correspondance between William Hamilton Merritt, Charles Brydges, William Swan, and various engineers involved with the concept, construction, and renewals of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, including Charles Ellet, Jr., Samuel Keefer, John Augustus Roebling, and Leffert Lefferts Buck.The fonds also includes textual records that document financial and business transactions between the conjoined bridge company, engineers, and merchants. Many of the latter bear historical company letterheads and insignia, including those of the Detroit Bridge and Ironworks Co., the Hamilton Bridge and Tool Company, the First National Bank of Albion (NY), and the Grand Trunk and Great Western Railroads. Further records document the internal administration of the conjoined bridge company and the interactions of the Board of Directors and executives, including internal financial records, engineering drafts, and executive meeting reports. In the interest of provenance, a small amount of ephemeral material, including photographs, postcards, stamps, and miscellaneous correspondance addressed to Glenn C. Way of 1631 Niagara Avenue, Niagara Falls, New York (1902 -1917), Charles H. Stringer (Clifton Hotel Accountant) of 1259 Heywood Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, and c/o the Clifton Hotel (1902 -1931) is also maintained within the fonds.
Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company
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, 1970-2010.
Consists of 23 letters by Lieutenant Laurence Norcop, 32nd Regiment, 1756-1769 to his father Laurence Norcop, and other related documents.
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
The collection includes miscelleaneous letters, notes and abstracts from sermons, recipes, and notes on religious subjects, as well as bound volumes on a variety of religious topics.
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 issues of Nikkei Voice newspaper); 6 video cassettes with redress-related content, plus manuscript notebooks from Murakami’s grandmother (in Japanese).
Series 1: Newspapers, newsletters and clippings
Series 2: National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) material
Series 3: Japanese Canadian Citizen’s Association (JCCA) & Japanese Canadian Community Centre (JCCC) material
Series 4: Videos on Japanese Canadian redress
Series 5: Miscellaneous printed materials
Series 6: Kiyo ( notebooks
Series 7: Published books and pamphlets on various topics
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 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
Includes drafts, correspondence, photographs and other material mainly pertaining to Edmund Wilson’s O Canada: an American’s notes on Canadian Culture. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965
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.
Consists of holograph notebooks, correspondence, typescript diary drafts, photographs, other writings and various material
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.
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.
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
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.
This accession contains manuscripts, drafts, proofs, correspondence, reviews and other material related to Pedlar Press and the life and work of Beth Follett.
Contains correspondence and other printed matter relating to the Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, including administrative correspondence between various ABAC/ILAB members and board members, material related to various annual meetings of the two groups, membership lists and newsletters.
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.
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.
The collection includes correspondence both private and public, diaries, natural history notebooks, a few sketches, and scrapbooks. Much of the material pre-dates Fothergill's arrival in Upper Canada in 1816. Some of the family correspondence continues for over 30 years after his death in 1840.
Collection of photographs, offprints, clippings, memorabilia and some correspondence chiefly relating to F.G. Banting and to Gairns' work as his assistant in the Department of Medical Research of the Banting Institute. The collection also includes some personal memorabilia. Most of the printed material about Banting and the photographs are duplicated in the Banting Papers (MS Coll. 00076).
Papers consists of typescripts of short stories and author proofs; other writings by Gallant; biographical materials; and audio-visual recordings of interviews with and readings by Mavis Gallant.
The collection consists of material relating to Canadian theatre history and to Gardner's acting and directing career. It includes theatre programmes, articles and press clippings concerning the history of theatre in Canada, especially for the Toronto area (1974 to 1999); audio tapes of Association for Canadian Theatre Research conferences; videotapes of ten television productions directed by him, and more than fifty production photographs; tapes of his television and film performances; scrapbooks (1935-1955), that document his career on stage (Hart House Theatre, Straw Hat Players, Crest Theatre, New Play Society, Jupiter Theatre, Stratford Festival) and in radio and television; other papers and photographs; other directors' prompt books; diaries; correspondence; playbills and broadsides. John Holden's collection of 19th and 20th century playscripts as well as Holden's production scripts for Canadian theatres, mainly in the 1950s and early 1960s, are also in the collection.
Gardner, David Emmett
Collection of papers of the family and descendants of William Schenck Blackstock (1824-1905) and Mary Hodge Gibbs Blackstock (1827-1909).
Gibbs Blackstock Family
Collection consists of manuscripts, drafts and research for her books, articles and Ph.D. thesis, as well as correspondence and other materials - including scholarly articles and papers on social anthropology; day planners; address books; Harar language material; early writings (high school); audio/visual material; books; music scores for viola; photographs; translations of published works (many languages); short pieces; printed appearances/journals; personal journals; book designs; ephemera; and posters - related to Gibb's work and life.
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)
Four architectural drawings by James Balfour (1854-1917) who practised as an architect in Hamilton from 1876 to 1905. The drawings were executed for George A. Grover of Hamilton. One plan is dated 1883. The others are undated. Two receipts, dated 1884, are also included.
The collection consists of research notes and papers, drafts of articles and speeches, travel journals, diaries, correspondence, drawings and sketches, photographs, scrapbooks, awards and memorabilia, and papers of Henrietta Banting.
Banting, Frederick Grant, Sir
Correspondence containing family news and comments on life in the British Army.
Correspondence, research notes and articles, offprints of his published research and of his colleagues including Banting and McLeod, his other writings and lectures, biographical material, photographs, films, slides, records, tapes, and cassettes.
Includes material related to the discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto; Margaret Mahon Best’s journals 1925-1984(75) describing their life and extensive travels following the discovery, plus several holograph notebooks about Sandy and Henry as
children, and from MMB’s childhood, 1914-1919; original course notes of Charles Best; original holograph insulin manuscript; research, drafts, correspondence and other material related to Margaret and Charley by Henry Best; letters of correspondence to
MMB and HB regarding the death of Alexander (Sandy) Best and Charles Best; letters scientific to Dr. Best; ‘Dear Jessie’ letters from Linda Mahon on her travels with Margaret and Charley to her cousin Jessie at home in Toronto; H.H. Dale letters; photographic images of awards, citations, etc. given to CB; other material related to the discovery of insulin and the writing of the book on their lives by their son, Henry Best.
Best, Charles Herbert
Collection includes correspondence; manuscripts, typescripts and some galley proofs of the work of Earle Birney; teaching materials; some Malcolm Lowry material; typescripts of other Canadian authors; scrapbooks and memorabilia.
Files were created by the CEA secretary-treasurers, four of whom are represented in the fonds. The records focus on administration and finances, primarily the organization of annual and executive meetings, financial reports, day-to-day accounts, bank and investment statements, and grant applications to government funding agencies. Also included are items relating to the CEA's membership in organizations such as the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the International Economics Association, and the International Economic History Association.
Files relating to annual meetings and the twice-yearly meetings of the executive council are extensive and include agendas and other meeting documents, local arrangements, travel grant applications and expense claims, minutes, and follow-up reports. Files from various committees of the association are also present. The administrative files also include general correspondence, membership information, and directories.
Financial documents included in the Secretary-Treasurers’ Series include financial statements, bank statements, cancelled cheques, cheque books and stubs, receipts, bank books, receipt books and copies of taxation forms such as T5s. The CEA publishes the Canadian Journal of Economics and is a sponsor of the Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques. Files for the two journals deal primarily with administration and finances, for instance, the appointment of editors, monthly expense reports, grant applications, revenue statements, correspondence with publishers (particularly concerning costs of publication and distribution), etc. There are very few purely editorial files (that is, submissions to the journals, readers’ reports, manuscripts, proofs, etc.).
Canadian Economics Association
This collection of photographs and photographs of drawings of sixty-two Canadian authors was probably made about 1921. Some of the authors included are obscure, others are well-known such as Charles G.D. Roberts.
Collection of autographs from the registrar's office, University of Toronto, 1928. Many are circa 1800s, chiefly Canadian.
Correspondence between Jan Drabek, Josef Škvorecký, Zdena Salivarová, and Lumír Salivar (1971-1986), concerning 68 Publishers, Czech writers in exile, Czech publishing and translating. Includes information regarding surreptitious funding being given by several organizations to Czech banned writers, letters outing Czech cultural figures supporting Bolshevik organizations and includes also references to author and President Václav Havel, Nobel laureate Jaroslav Seifert and filmmaker Miloš Forman.
Includes 1958 thesis for Journalism program at Carlton College, later Carlton University, by Rosemary Heenan [Gosselin] on Montreal poets, including Frank Scott, Irving Layton, A.J.M. Smith, Louis Dudek, Leonard Cohen and others. Heenan/Gosselin took extensive notes while at a meeting of a group of well-known poets in Montreal and included these in her thesis. Includes three personal and extensive letters from Irving Layton, Leonard Cohen and A.J.M. Smith in 1958 following their meeting with Heenan/Gosselin.
The collection includes scripts, transcripts, drafts, poems, correspondence, photographs and other material related to the life and work of radio broadcaster, editor and poet Mona Gould.
The collection consists of an original manuscript of Granville-Barker's The Wicked Man, an unfinished and unpublished play. It also includes typescripts of two unpublished versions of his play The Weather Hen, written in collaboration with Berte Thomas.
The collection consists of photographs of Canadian artists, most of whom were founding and early members of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts (R.C.A.), formed in Ottawa in 1880. Biographical information about each artist is included on the back of each photograph,
Hammond, Melvin Ormond
The collection consists of correspondence pertaining to Hardy's anthology of Canadian poetry, his secretarial duties for the Canadian Authors' Association, his editing of a directory listing of Canadian artists in the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation Bulletin, and his collection of autographs.
Hardy, E.A. (Edwin Austin)
Collection Includes: family correspondence, holograph and printed volumes, albums of plates; also transcriptions and introductions by William A. Harshaw.
Contains the papers of Dorothy Walker, daughter of Sir Edmund Walker. Includes correspondence, a diary, manuscripts and notes documenting Sir Walker’s life and his contribution to Canadian culture.
Heidenreich, Conrad E.