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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

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

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

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)

[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.

[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

[Collection of bookmarks.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00014
  • Collection
  • 1861-2015

A collection of 13 pieces of Canadian bookmark ephemera.

[Collection of British travel ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Fisher ephemera box 00002
  • Collection
  • 1787-1985

Contains maps, articles, clippings, and pictures of various areas in London, as well as their histories.

[Collection of bookmarks and booksellers' ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00016
  • Collection
  • 1813-1999

A collection of bookmarks, advertisements, book fair posters newspaper clippings and more related to booksellers across North America and Europe.

[Collection of art and architectural photographs.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00071
  • Collection
  • 1905-1981

A collection of 43 folders holding ephemera related to art and architecture, this including an item from the University of Toronto's Architecture Department. Other material originates from Spain, and France.

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

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

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

[Collection of ephemera related to Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press.]

  • CA OTUTF baskin ephemera box 1-4
  • Collection
  • 1951-2011

Baskin Ephemera contains ephemeral items printed at or related to The Gehenna Press or created by Baskin himself. Items include prospectuses,
stationery, price lists, keepsakes, and other items relating to the working life of The Press. Also included are items related to Baskin’s career as an artist,
items commissioned to The Press or to Baskin by private individuals and business entities, and items relating to the collecting activities of Ronald
Cohen. Baskin Ephemera is part of the larger Baskin Collection, which contains monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, and other items printed at the
Gehenna Press or The Eremite Press or otherwise affiliated with Leonard Baskin.

[Collection of Christmas ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00058
  • Collection
  • 1613-1987

A collection of 73 folders of Christmas card ephemera, originating principally from Canada; a few christmas cards are from Europe and Great Britain.

[Collection of oversized ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00003 ovs
  • Collection
  • 1800-1999

A collection of Canadian ephemera. Materials include posters, poems, book prosectuses, calendars, and more, on the topics of agriculture, book selling, disarmament, education, hotels and taverns, government, publishing, regimental history, and women.

[Collection of Pitkin travel guides.]

  • CA OTUTF guides pam 00018
  • Collection
  • 1960-1993

A collection of guidebooks created by Pitkin Publishing. Guidebooks cover various areas, landmarks, and events from across the United Kingdom.

[Collection of office furniture ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00028
  • Collection
  • 1950-1979

A collection of brochures, advertisements, catalgoues, and price lists for office furniture and supplies.

[Collection of library ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00043
  • Collection
  • 1880-1981

A collection of brochures, instructions, data sheets, and other materials printed for libraries from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

[Collection of First and Second World War ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00001 ovs
  • Collection
  • 1914-1945

A collection predominately of newspaper clippings from the First and Second World War, including those from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the German Empire.

[Collection of menus.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00114
  • Collection
  • 1922-1992

A collection of 15 menus, principally from Canadian restaurants situated in Toronto, ON. One menu from Liverpool, NY. One other menu from Paris, France.

[Collection of miscellaneous ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00041
  • Collection
  • 1831-1969

A collection of materials relating to industry, insurance, and jewellery from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

[Collection of miscellaneous ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00044
  • Collection
  • 1868-2013

A collection of materials from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom relating to various matters of local government. Also includes some material on the Quebec Lottery.

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