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Robert Stacey Papers

Series consists of holograph, typescript and word processed poetry. Though he was well-regarded in his lifetime as a leading expert on Canadian art, Stacey also wrote extensive amounts of poetry for several decades. This was largely done in private; his efforts in this area were a little known fact, even among close friends. Frequent switching from type to handwriting, from pencil to pen of different coloured inks, continuation of a work on different sizes of paper, indicate that wrote most of his poems in multiple sittings, in multiple locations, using whatever materials were at hand when the feeling took him. As a medium, poetry appears to have served Stacey’s inclination to play with language, a preference for description over narrative, adjective and adverb over noun and verb. Despite producing a prodigious amount of it, Stacey never published any of his poetry, on the whole, appearing to have written it primarily for his own pleasure. However, as evidenced by several items of correspondence and personal writing, as well as Stacey’s frequent editing of his poems and organizing of this material into possible collections (see Series 2), he did have some thought to publishing. Titles for poems, in many instances, are taken from first lines. Several items are written under the pen names “George Roberts” and “G.H. Roberts.”

Stacey, Robert

Robert Stacey Papers

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.

Stacey, Robert

Michael Redhill Papers

Includes drafts, proofs, correspondence and other material related to Lake Nora Arms, Impromptu, What We Dreamt the Sky Was, Be Frank, Punishment, Consolation, ’A Kept Woman’, ‘Sugar Cloud’or ‘Mason of Tunica’; Martin Sloane; numerous early works and early drafts of later works; juvenilia, including animation cells for short films, ‘Atomic Man’ and others; artwork; schoolwork; audio-visual material; writing as Inger Ash Wolfe, drafts and proofs of The Calling; The Taken; A Door in the River; Ontario Film Development Corporation material; acting and directing material; personal correspondence, 1970s and 1980s; editorial correspondence: Coach House Press, Anansi Press, 1990s; and other material related to the life and work of Michael Redhill

Redhill, Michael

William Stewart Wallace Papers

Contains articles on historical subjects; biographies for his Dictionary of North American authors; personal correspondence; correspondence for the Royal Society of Canada, the Encyclopedia of Canada, and the Canadian Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, ca. 1920-1940-.

Wallace, William Stewart

Allan Stratton Papers

This accession of Allan Stratton’s papers includes manuscripts for The Dogs, The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish, Curse of the Dream Witch; and The Grave Robber’s Apprentice; professional files; correspondence; personal files; addenda for plays such as Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii and earlier plays; juvenilia; and other material related to his life and work.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing
  2. Professional Files
  3. Correspondence
  4. Personal Files
  5. Addenda for Plays
  6. Juvenilia

Stratton, Allan

Allan Stratton Papers

This first accession of Allan Stratton’s papers includes a significant amount of juvenilia from elementary school to university; various play and manuscript drafts; photographs; correspondence (predominantly with family and friends); financial records; reviews; posters and promotional items from plays, as well as and other material related to his life and work, from as early as the age of 10 (1961) until 2011.

Stratton, Allan

Beverley Slopen Papers

*RESTRICTED. Read only with written permission from Beverley Slopen.

Slopen, Beverley

Beverley Slopen Papers

Collection of holograph and typescript drafts and clippings for her columns, "Paper Clips" in Quill & Quire, and "Book World" in The Toronto Sunday Star, The Montreal Gazette, and other newspapers; her signed and unsigned articles in Time, Publishers' Weekly, Reader's Magazine and other magazines, 1972-1986. Files for correspondence, and notes on authors whom she represented as literary agent are in the collection.

Slopen, Beverley

Erika Ritter Papers

The collection includes manuscript drafts of Ritter's literary output, including her plays, novels and various short pieces for newspapers, magazines and radio. It also includes correspondence.

Ritter, Erika

Bella Pomer Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00360 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Accession
  • 1970-2005
  • Part of Bella Pomer Papers

The Bella Pomer collection consists of the administrative files - including correspondence the authors, publisher, editors and other agents, royalty statements, contracts, book reviews and other material - of the Bella Pomer Agency.

Pomer, Bella

Mary L. Northway Papers

A collection of Mary Northway's personal and professional papers. These include her work as a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto 1933-1958, but mainly relate to her career as a lecturer and eventually director of research of the Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto, 1938-1968; and her work as director of Brora Institute, 1969-1978. Included are research notes and charts relating to her work in sociometry, and drafts, manuscripts and typescripts of many of her writings, as well as copies of her published works. Related collections are the W.E. Blatz collection in the Fisher Library and the Northway papers at Trent University.

Northway, Mary Louise

Dora Mavor Moore Papers

This collection consists of correspondence, scripts, photos, clippings, theatre programs and tapes covering the personal and professional career of Dora Mavor Moore. It excludes that part of Moore's career when she was director of the New Play Society and School. This material can be found in the New Play Society Papers (MS Coll. 228).

Moore, Dora Mavor

Douglas LePan Papers

This gift of papers from the estate of Douglas LePan (1914-1998) includes diaries, journals, manuscripts, notes and correspondence relating to his career as a writer, diplomat and teacher as well as personal correspondence. It complements the collection of LePan Papers already in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

LePan, Douglas

Douglas LePan Papers

The collections include research notes pertaining to the Royal Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects, for which LePan was secretary and director of research, 1955-1958, along with manuscripts, typescripts and correspondence concerning his literary works, as well as personal correspondence.

LePan, Douglas

Phyllis Grosskurth Papers

Collection of papers related to her recent biography of Lord Byron, Byron: The Flawed Angel (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1997). Includes correspondence with her editors in London, Boston and Toronto; four manuscript drafts, page proofs as well as research notes and other correspondence.

David Donnell Papers

Includes notes and drafts of various short works; drafts of: Settlements, Hemingway in Toronto, The Blue Sky, Slow Dreams, China Blues, Blue Ontario Hemingway Boat Race, Tobacco Heaven, A Natural History of Water,Dangerous Crossings and Water Street Days; correspondence with publishers and other writers; printed appearances by Donnell and other writers, ephemera,

Donnell, David

David Donnell Papers

Includes holograph, typescript and word processed drafts of poems, reviews and other work by David Donnell; material, including student work, relating to teaching master poetry classes at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto; correspondence; print, appearances and other material related to the life and work of David Donnell.

Donnell, David

David Donnell Papers

Includes manuscripts, notes and drafts for works including: China Blues, Water Street Days, Donnell’s poetry, and other material. 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

David Young Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00529 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Accession
  • 1991-2007
  • Part of David Young Papers

This collection consists of material, including manuscript drafts and correspondence, for various projects David Young worked on between 2004 and 2007. It includes "Sold", a project he developed for CTV, as well as his work for the TV program ReGenesis. it also includes material from various productions of his plays, Glenn and Inexpressible Island, among other projects.

David Young Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00378 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Accession
  • [1968]-ongoing
  • Part of David Young Papers

Collection consists of manuscripts edited by David Young by others such as Michael Ondaatje (Anil's Ghost); Margaret Atwood (Alias Grace); Kathy Acker (Blood and Guts in High School); draft manuscripts for Young's books, television, film and theatre scripts; background material for projects; personal and business correspondence; schoolwork and other personal papers, audio cassettes, financial information, posters and other ephemera from various productions of Young's work.

David Young Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00327 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Accession
  • 1968-1995
  • Part of David Young Papers

A collection of David Young's correspondence, literary manuscripts, business papers, and ephemera. Correspondence includes both business and personal matters from the late 1960s to 1995. The literary papers include multiple drafts and the galleys for his novels Incognito and Agent Provocateur, the notes and drafts for some of his most successful dramatic works, among them Fire, and Glenn, and many TV scripts. Also included are several of his adaptations of works by other authors for radio, such as Carol Shield's Swann, and Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion and The English Patient. Drafts of works by other authors edited by Young and his own manuscripts edited by others, including Michael Ondaatje, are also included. The business papers relate to The Writer's Union of Canada, The Writers' Trust, The For/Words Foundation, Coach House Press and The Baffin Island Project. The ephemera documents the Toronto arts scene.

Champlain Society Papers

Correspondence, administrative material and membership files (membership files are kept in unnumbered boxes arranged numerically by membership number). Typescripts of several of the Society’s publications and manuscripts of other works not published by the Society.

Champlain Society

Elspeth Cameron Papers

Collection of notes, research materials, correspondence relating to her biographies - Hugh Maclennan: a writer's life (1981); Irving Layton: a Portrait, (1985) and Earle Birney: a Life (1994) as well as her annotated bibliography of MacLennan and her recently published memoir, No Previous Experience: a memoir of love and change, (1997). Drafts of articles in Chatelaine and Saturday Night, class notes and administrative correspondence for her teaching at Concordia and University of Toronto, 54 photographs,and audio and video tapes.

Barry Callaghan Papers

Includes editorial material, submissions, rejections, correspondence and other material related to issues of Exile/ELQ and Exile Editions, including 2012-2014, volume 34, numbers 1-4, volume 35, numbers 1-4, volume 36, numbers 2,3,4, volume 37, numbers 1, 3-4, volume 38, numbers 1-2; the Gloria Vanderbilt literary prize long, long list submissions, 2011-2014, in memory of her son, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper; special events held in honour of Gloria Vanderbilt and the founding of the Carter V. Cooper prize; Writers Reserve applications; Ontario Arts Council applications

Callaghan, Barry

Barry Callaghan Papers

Includes material related to Exile: the literary quarterly, edited by Barry Callaghan, issues 29:3 to 34:1. This accession includes an accrual of manuscripts, typescript proofs, page proofs, correspondence and other materials related to the production of the journal from 2006-2009. Includes stories by Gloria Vanderbilt, as well as extensive correspondence related to the establishment of the The Gloria Vanderbilt Short Fiction Contest, in memory of her son Carter V. Cooper.

Callaghan, Barry

Barry Callaghan Papers

This collection consists of material related to Exile, the quarterly literary journal editedby Barry Callaghan. This accession – which includes manuscripts, typescript proofs, page proofs, correspondence and other materials – pertains primarily to Volume 25 through 30 Number 3 (Autumn 2004) to Volume 30, Number 2 (Summer 2006). It also contains some older Exile records, including subscription forms, renewals and other misc. administrative records.

Callaghan, Barry

Barry Callaghan Papers

The collection of files for Exile, which is published 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 to 1995.

Callaghan, Barry

Russell Brown Papers

Russell Brown’s literary papers include his editorial and correspondence files from his tenure as editor of Lakehead University Review (1972-75); Descant (1978-83); joint editor, An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English (1982-83); and as poetry editor at McClelland and stewart (1983-88).

Beverley Slopen Papers

Consists of administrative records from literary agent Beverley Slopen, including manuscripts, both published and unpublished.
It includes material from both her clients and prospective clients.

Slopen, Beverley

Antanas Sileika Papers

This first donation for Antanas Sileika and includes published (including Woman in Bronze,
Underground, and Dinner at the End of the World); unpublished manuscript materials; juvenilia;
correspondence; CBC Radio comedy sketch scripts; various publications he has worked on or
contributed to; and materials from the Humber School for Writers including correspondence and
transcriptions of author talks for a series called The Writing Life.

Sileika, Antanas

Antanas Sileika Papers

This accession of Antanas Sileika’s papers includes manuscripts for his book, The Barefoot Bingo: a memoir (2017); files pertaining to the Humber School for Writers; and research files relating to Dr. Tillson Lever Harrison.

Sileika, Antanas

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession for Alberto Manguel’s papers contains manuscripts and page proofs for some of his latest work; correspondence (including correspondence with notable literary figures such as Mavis Gallant and Doris Lessing); essays; articles; projects; material pertaining to various literary events, lectures, seminars, including his own festival, Atlantide; periodicals; research files (for Curiosity and the Five Cities tour); personal photographs; and other material related to his life and work primarily in the years between 1990 and 2015.

Manguel, Alberto

University of Toronto. Department of Biochemistry

Contains seminar papers by students in biochemistry (1935-1964); mimeographed laboratory outlines in biochemistry for students and medical students, which belonged to Molly Delamere (1943-1950); mimeographed notes for a course in food analysis, Department of Food Chemistry (1948-1949); mimeographed copies and offprints of papers in biochemistry (1922-1949, undated).

University of Toronto. Department of Biochemistry

Laboratory notes for third year course in biochemistry, compiled by Evelyn Mary Butcher (household science, 1919-1920) and Hazel Maude Grainger (medicine, 1923-1924); five autographed postcards of Maria Chapdelaine that belonged to the latter.
Evelyn Mary Butcher: born, 1898-07-31; BA, 1921; deceased; Hazel Maude Grainger: born, 1902-10-26; MD, 1927; 1987-03-03

University of Toronto. Department of Biochemistry

Contains administrative files of the chair of the Department of Biochemistry, George Connell. Included are files on the Special Committee on the Future Development of the Faculty of Medicine (May, 1964); the constitution of the Department; committees (appointments, equipment), examination results, personnel, refugee scientists from Czechoslovakia (1968-1969), and departmental meetings.

University of Toronto. Department of Biochemistry

Contains programmes, abstracts, bulletins, and notices for the 11th International Congress of Biochemistry held in Toronto, 8-13 July, 1979. Included is a leaflet outlining the accomplishments of Maud Leonora Menten (1879-1960), which accompanied the unveiling of a plaque in her honour in front of the Medical Sciences Building on 11 July, and a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Biochemisty (vol. 57, no. 6, June, 1979) in honour of Charles H. Best.

University of Toronto. Department of Biochemistry

Administrative files of the chair of the Department of Biochemistry, George Connell. Included are files on the Special Committee on the Future Development of the Faculty of Medicine (May, 1964); the constitution of the Department; committees (appointments, equipment), examination results, personnel, refugee scientists from Czechoslovakia (1968-1969), and departmental meetings.

University of Toronto. Banting and Best Department of Medical Research

Consists of lab notes, research plans and notes, correspondence with researchers, laboratories and corporations, laboratory rules and procedures, research papers, miscellaneous records on mice experiments pertaining to immunotherapy, insuline and carcinogenesis, and files on various lab apparatus.

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