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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)

Elizabeth Brady Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00092A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1916-2015

Includes the personal and professional records of Elizabeth Brady (written as ‘EB’ throughout the finding aid). Personal material contains correspondence with friends and family spanning her childhood and young adulthood, as well as records pertaining to her education, notably yearbooks, transcripts, degrees and notes. Also includes correspondence with notable Canadian writers, including Anne Cameron (also known as Barbara Cameron/Cam Hubert) and Marian Engel.

Her professional records encompass her career as an editor, with Fireweed and Canadian Woman Studies, as well as a free-lance writer and novelist. There is material relating to all major writing projects, both published and unpublished, including poetry, articles, reviews, academic writing and novels. There are numerous drafts and revisions for two unpublished novels – Blue Notes and Present Fears, as well as two academic books – Barfly and Women and Solitude. Brady’s three published mystery novels are also well documented including notes, early drafts, research and correspondence.

Contains series:
Series 1: Personal records and correspondence
Series 2: Professional writing and career

Brady, Elizabeth

Shyam Selvadurai Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00191
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1965-2013

Collection contains professional and personal papers pertaining to the life and career of Shyam Selvadurai. These papers contain extensive material on the novels of Selvadurai. This includes prolific drafts, most with holograph revisions, proofs and promotional material for all four of his novels. The collection also contains extensive research that was conducted by Selvadurai for Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens. Material also relates to two unpublished novels: one tracing the lives of the characters from Swimming in the Monsoon Sea as adults and living in Canada, and the other – The Vanishing Relics, which Selvadurai wrote during the course of his MFA in 2010.

Also included in the collection are drafts and published articles and stories, which appeared in journals, newspapers and magazines, as well as additions to anthologies which were edited by Selvadurai. Records relate to promotion and career of Selvadurai including articles and interviews, author photographs, readings and events. Collection also pertains to the personal life of Selvadurai with correspondence (primarily between 1985 and 2005), photographs and personal items. Other personal material relates to his education in Sri Lanka and Canada and theatre productions directed by Selvadurai as a young adult in Sri Lanka.

Contains Series:
Series 1: Writing and Publications
Series 2: Promotion and Events
Series 3: Personal

Selvadurai, Shyam

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.

Tony Calzetta Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • [2009]

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

Calzetta, Tony

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.

Miller, K.D. (Kathleen)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00010B
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1997-2005

Papers consist of K.D. Miller’s files of her correspondence with and about Richard Outram given to Amanda Jernigan in October 2010.

Miller, K.D. (Kathleen Daisy)

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

Derek McCormack Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00769
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1995-2008

This first accession of Derek McCormack’s papers contains manuscript drafts of novels Dark Rides (1996), Wish Book (1999), The Haunted Hillbilly (2003), Christmas Days (2005), Grab Bag (2004), The Show That Smells (2008); material related to chapbooks: Halloween Suite, Western Suit, Faux; notebooks; anthologies; and newspaper and magazine articles he’s contributed to.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing
  2. Personal journals
  3. Newspapers, magazines, literary journals and anthologies

McCormack, Derek

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

Ink Magazine Papers, Gift of Georgiana Uhlyarik

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll 00699
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1993-1999

This first accession consists of submissions; paste-ups/proofs of issues; correspondence with writers and subscribers; promotional materials; administrative files; financial files; grant proposals and other material related to Ink Magazine.

Ink Magazine

Coleman Romalis Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00049G
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1989-1990

Included are audio cassettes and typed summaries of interviews conducted by Coleman Romalis with members of Canada’s Jewish community in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Individuals interviewed by Romalis include Ben Shek, Becky Lapedes, Morris Biderman, Jack Cowan, Sam Lipshitz, Manya Lipshitz, Ben Kayfetz, Polly Weinstein, Henry Weinstein, Dave Ship and Itche Goldberg. Interviews address their involvement in various organizations including the United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO), the International Workers’ Order (IWO), the Labour League, the Workmen’s Circle and the Canadian Jewish Congress.

Romalis, Colman

Kati Rekai Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00536
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1989-2006

Collection includes correspondence and other material related to the various stages of preparation and completion of Canadian Book Exhibitions by Kati Rekai around the world on behalf of the Writers Union of Canada and Canadian authors and publishers.

Rekai, Kati

Sharon Okuno Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00671
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1988

70 photographic negatives taken at National Association of Japanese Canadian (NAJC) meeting, award of merit ceremony and redress celebration dinner.

Okuno, Sharon

Shirley Yamada Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00673
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1987

Photographs, slides and negatives taken during Japanese Canadian redress campaign rallies in B.C., Ottawa and Washington, plus audio recordings of redress-related radio programs.

Yamada, Shirley

Ken Koyama Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00670
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1987-1992

Small collection of printed material regarding Japanese Canadian immigrants after WWII .

Koyama, Ken

John George Mudge Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00306 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1987-1908

The collection consists of seven diaries detailing the life John George Mudge. When the diaries open, Mudge is living in Ireland where he owns a creamery at Ballygrenane, near Listowell. By 1904, he has moved to Devon and by 1906 he is working at Oxford House in East London. In the summer of 1907, he journeys to Canada, visiting Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver. The latter years of the diaries are illustrated with numerous photographs, postcards and ephemera.

Mudge, John George

David Mazierski Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00280
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1987?]

The collection consists of drawings in pen and ink for the book Anatomy of the Dromedary by Malie M.S. Smuts and A.J. Bezuidenhout (1987).

Mazierski, David

Jay MillAr Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00036A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1986 - 2006

Contains drafts, manuscripts, correspondence and other material pertaining to the life, education, poetry and published work of Jay MillAr (1971-). The collection also includes his involvement and interaction with the Toronto experimental poetry community and other poets and writers, notably Brian T. Francis, John Barlow, Rob Ruzic and Rob McLennan. In addition, the collection also includes publications, correspondence and manuscript material from the two literary presses – Boondoggle Books (1992-1997) and BookThug (1997-) – that he founded and operates.

MillAr, Jay

Peter Hanson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00060
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1985-1989

The collection consists of materials, notes, manuscripts, galleys, correspondence, reviews promotional materials and other printed materials for two Hanson books: The Joy of Stress and Stress for Success. The papers document the way in which a book privately published in Canada became an international best seller.

Hanson, Peter G. (Peter George)

Writers & Co. Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00398
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1984-1994

The collection consists primarily of correspondence, both business and personal, to Irene McGuire, owner of the Toronto-area bookshop Writers & Co. The letters deal with topics such as book launches held at Writers & Co., general information about books from readers, writers and publishers, and letters on other topics related to the book store. Among the correspondents include Graeme Gibson, Nan Talese, Alberto Manguel, Helen Garner, Greg Gatenby, W.P. Kinsella and Douglas Fetherling, among others.

Writers & Co.

Jack Shapiro Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00642
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1984-1985

Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda and other material related to the Board of Directors and Shareholders of McClelland and Stewart, 1984-1985, specifically to the involvement of Jack Shapiro.

Shapiro, Jack

Joan Coldwell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00742
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1984-1992

Includes research, notes and other background material for Joan Coldwell’s The Tightrope Walker: autobiographical writings of Anne Wilkinson.

Coldwell, Joan

Paul Wilson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00128 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1982-

The collection consists of Wilson's English translations of various Czech authors, including Josef Skvorecky and Vaclav Havel, among others.

Wilson, Paul

Stan Hiraki Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00674
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1982-1993

Includes copies of minutes from meetings of the Toronto chapter of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) and the Toronto Japanese Canadian Citizens Association (TJCCA); 35 cassette tapes with recordings of various NAJC/TJCCA meetings, concerning Japanese Canadian redress.

Hiraki, Stan

John DePol Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00410
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1982-1997

Included are correspondence, mainly with James Fraser or copies made for James Fraser; articles about DePol; promotional materials for his work and exhibitions; original prints and artist’s proofs; a collection of lithographs (artist’s signed proofs) drawn and printed by DePol at the College of Art, School of Technology in Belfast in early 1944; prints portraying Irish subjects, etched by DePol in New York in 1947; printed ephemera; and newspaper clippings.

DePol, John

John Metcalf Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1981-2018

Metcalf, John

Ernest J. Schwarz Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00276 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1981-1986

The collection consists of originals and copies of correspondence, proposals for productions, investors' agreements, contracts between the producers and the theatres as well as between the producers and actors; scripts, financial statements (including expenses, revenues, pre-production and production budgets, balance sheets); investors' kits, publicity, production and casting notes, programmes, flyers, newspaper and magazine reviews, resumes and photographs of actors, directors, choreographers and technical crews; videocassettes of some of the productions and a few properties.
The collection also contains the papers (contracts, proposals, financial statements, correspondence, notes, scripts, reviews of past productions, publicity and productions notes) of unrealized project possibilities.

Schwarz, Ernest J.

E. Lloyd Caldwell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00192 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1980

Contains two unpublished manuscripts of the history of the Richelieu Valley.

Caldwell, Eugene Lloyd

Damiano Pietropaolo Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00519
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1980-2005

The collection consists of manuscript drafts, production scripts and other production materials of radio plays and other CBC projects produced and directed by Pietropaolo. Among the writers represented in the collection include Timothy Findley, Carol Shields, Michael Ondaatje and George Elliot Clarke, among others. There is also a small sampling of Doris Lessing material, both manuscripts and correspondence, related to her 1985 Massey Lecture.

Pietropaolo, Damiano

Derek Walcott Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1980-ongoing

Walcott, Derek

Grace Warkentin Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00537
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1980-2007

Mavis Gallant correspondence.

Warkentin, Grace

Michael Bliss Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1979-1985

The papers consist of manuscripts and typescripts together with some research materials for M. Bliss' books: 'The Discovery of Insulin' (McClelland & Stewart: 1982) and 'Banting: a Biography' (McClelland & Stewart: 1984). The remainder of Michael Bliss' papers are being donated to the University Archives.

Bliss, Michael

David Donnell Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-2008

The collection consists of Donnell's drafts, proofs andgalleys of his published books, including Water Street Days (1989), China Blues 1992) and The Blue Ontario Hemingway Boat Race (1985). It also includes drafts and fragments of his unpublished poetry, as well as correspondence. Correspondence includes business and personal communications with publishers, other writers and friends, as well as teaching and grant applications. These papers also include printed appearances by Donnell and works by other writers, printed notices and ephemera, poems by students in Donnell's Master classes in poetry and short fiction at Ryerson and the University of Toronto, and some financial records.

Donnell, David

Giles Blunt Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00665
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1978-2012

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.

Blunt, Giles

Jan Garden Castro Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00436
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1977-2004

Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence and papers relating to Margaret Atwood and the book Margaret Atwood: Vision and Forms.

Castro, Jan Garden

David M. Lank Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00202
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1977-1978

Collection is largely comprised of papers from Terry Schott, an orinthological artist and author and chief artist at the Royal Ontario Museum until his retirement. It contains Schott's notes on his field sketches and trip to Madagascar, as well as his draft typescript for two chapters in a planned book on wildlife and art. It also contains Lank's typescript draft of an article on Shortt.

Lank, David M.

Ray Smith Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1977-2011

Smith, Ray

Rhea Tregebov Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00440 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1976-2004

Collection consists of manuscripts, research, correspondence related to the author's published and unpublished material.

Tregebov, Rhea

Richard Teleky Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1976-2013

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.

Teleky, Richard

Colin Hughes Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00497
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1976-1980

Collection includes correspondence between Hughes and Rene Hague, primarily discussing the Welsh poet and artist David Jones.

Hughes, Colin

Julia Jarvis Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00284 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1976

Consists of a master copy, with extra illustrations and documents, of In Good Faith, being the story of some Jarvises, namely Stephen Jarvis, and his ancestors, along with an appendix containing the two elder branches of United Empire Loyalist families, namely Munson Jarvis and some family and William Jarivs and some family. Based on family papers, some of which were subsequently deposited in the Metro Toronto Public Library and in the Anglican Church Archives.

Jarvis, Julia

Oscar Ryan Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00195
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1976-1981

Drafts of his novel, Soon to be Born.

Ryan, Oscar

Eldon Garnet Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00354
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1975-1990

Papers consist of editorial files for Impulse magazine from 1975-1990. Files for each volume include submissions to the journal, drafts with editorial corrections and page proofs. Many files include additional editorial material, such as advertising, cover art, rejected submissions and correspondence. The collection includes an office archive, which contains correspondence, financial information (with grant proposals), advertising and promotional material, and circulation and distribution records. There is a large number of original art boards and other oversized materials, such as posters. The editorial records of I Shot Mussolini by Eldon Garnet is also included along with related correspondence.

Garnet, Eldon

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

Douglas Henderson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00255, MS COLL 00535
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1975-2005

The collection consists of manuscripts and typescript drafts and proofs of Henderson's writings and interviews, as well as correspondence.

Henderson, Douglas

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

Donald Jones Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00344
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1974-1994

The collection consists of research notes and drafts for Jones' columns on historic Toronto sites published in the Toronto Star newspaper.

Jones, Donald

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

Irving Layton Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00313
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1973-1984

The collection consists of holograph drafts of poems and workbooks for Layton's Lovers and Lesser Men and page proofs of A Wild Peculiar Joy. It also includes two photographs of Layton.

Layton, Irving

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