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Frederick Banting Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00076
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1908-1976

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

Craig Stephenson Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1973-2016

Manuscripts, proofs, correspondence, writing for academic journals, teaching files and other material related to his life and work as a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist.

Stephenson, Craig E.

Thoreau MacDonald Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1900-1984

The collection consists of papers pertaining to MacDonald, including original drawings and designs, along with correspondence and biographical material. These papers also include notes and drafts by Margaret E. Edison which she collected during the course of her research for her book, Thoreau MacDonald: A Catalogue of Design and Illustration (1973). A second accession includes more of MacDonald's original drawings and designs, notebooks and diaries, a small amount of correspondence, photographs and some printed materials.

MacDonald, Thoreau

Charles Ritchie Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1838-2015

Consists of holograph notebooks, correspondence, typescript diary drafts, photographs, other writings and various material

Ritchie, Charles

Robert Priest Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1964-2017

Includes several drafts of published and unpublished poems, lyrics, short stories and novels from the author’s youth to 2010; mockups and original artwork for books; correspondence (in particular, letters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. Also contains manuscript drafts for his children’s book series Spell Crossed including The Paper Sword (2014), Second Kiss (2015) and Missing Piece (2016); drafts of poetry, song lyrics and articles; professional files; correspondence, and other files relating to his life and work.

Priest, Robert

Otto Schneid Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00350
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1929-1973

The collection consists of research materials for Schneid's unpublished book on 20th century Jewish artists in Europe, manuscripts for his published and unpublished works, and galleys for his published writings. The research materials include correspondence with more than 120 Jewish artists, copies of their exhibition catalogues, and other published works, and photographs of their art. Most of these artists perished during the Second World War.

Schneid, Otto

Lawrence Hill Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1915-2015

Includes extensive material related to published books by Lawrence Hill: Any Known Blood; Some Great Thing; The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name [early titles ‘A Likely Wench’ and ‘Migration’]; Black Berry, Sweet Juice; Women of Vision: the Story of the Canadian Women’s Association; Trials and Triumphs: the Story of African Canadians; The Deserter’s Tale: the Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq; In 2005, the 90-minute film document that Hill wrote, Seeking Salvation: A History of the Black Church in Canada, Travesty Productions, Toronto (2004), won the American Wilbur Award for best national television documentary; “Rainbow Coalition” for City Suites story and script for a CBC television series which was never produced; shorter pieces; journalism with The Globe and Mail, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Toronto Star and others; feature articles for The Walrus; unpublished work; juvenalia; extensive personal and professional correspondence; personal and professional photographs; extensive family history; works by various family members, including material related to Daniel Grafton Hill III and his work as Ombudsman of Ontario, as first director and later chair of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, founding with his wife Donna Hill the Ontario Black History Society; translations; research and personal notes; mentoring notes from his time at the Humber School for Writers; travel related material, appearances, events, awards and prizes; charitable and philanthropic activities; financial and other material related to the life and work of Lawrence Arthur Hill [inclusive dates of material, 1915-2008]
Selected correspondents include: Paul Quarrington, Jack Veugelers, Ayanna Black, Michael Enright, Robert Fulford, Leander Jones, Adrienne Shadd, Rosemary Sadlier, father Daniel Grafton Hill III, mother Donna Hill, sister Karen Hill, brother Dan Hill, current wife Miranda Hill, current mother-in-law Sandy Hawkins, ex-wife Joanne Savoie, grandmother May Hill; various other family members and friends, Louis Farrakhan, Iris Tupholme, Denise Bukowski Agency, Paul Lovejoy, Austin Clarke, Donald Smith, Alvin Duncan, Alan Borovoy and many others

Hill, Lawrence

Joan Treble (Sutton) Straus Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1939-2015

Contains the papers of Joan Treble (Sutton) Straus including a small amount of material regarding her early life including primary and high school education (1939-1950), as well as at her time at the University of Toronto (1950-1953). Includes material such as photographs and newspaper clippings related to her modeling career and her work as a fashion consultant (1952-1970). The collection covers Sutton Straus’ career as a journalist with the Toronto Telegram (1971), The Toronto Star (1972-1979, 1981-1992) and The Toronto Star (1979-1981, 1992). This includes correspondence from readers, co-workers and well-known politicians, entertainers and dignitaries, as well as photographs of Sutton Straus during the course of her work. The material also includes clippings of her columns, interviews and articles preserved by Sutton Straus, as well as three oversized scrapbooks containing clippings from her time at the Toronto Telegram and The Toronto Sun. The collection also comprises material related to Sutton Straus’ career as an author of six books, and her long-term volunteer work with non-profit and philanthropic organizations in both Canada and the United States. The collection also contains a small amount of personal material related to Sutton Straus including media appearances, speeches, newspaper and magazines articles, invitations and correspondence.

Sutton Straus, Joan Treble

Maureen Scott Harris Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1943-ongoing

Collection consists of manuscript drafts for Harris' books and writing projects, along with editorial correspondence and material from her role as production manager at London, Ont.-based Brick Books.

Harris, Maureen

David Frank Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00131C
  • Manuscript Collection

Includes archival material related to Red Robin Press and the life and work of Mark and Marion Frank. Research files regarding: VANA (Veterans Against Nuclear Arms); Paul Robeson 100th birthday celebration; The Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion; the ‘fallen’ arches of Niagara; historical plaques research; Senior’s activism and other material are included.

Frank, David

Rudyard Fearon Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1971- ongoing

Includes early poetry Jamaica, 1972-1974; Canada, 1974-1977; ongoing poetry, 1977-present; correspondence; photographs; print and ephemera.

Fearon, Rudyard

Daisy Dotsch Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 131B
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1948-1982 (predominately: 1960-1972)

The bulk of the materials related to Daisy Dotsch’s professional life: the running of Vaughan Cooperative Nursery School (particularly after it moved to Vaughan Road in 1950 through Dotsch’s retirement in 1972.), materials related to Dotsch’s teaching and professional development, and materials related to the nursery school organizations she belonged to. This include correspondence, notes, Vaughan School schedules, calendars, fundraising materials, curriculum materials, published materials, photographs, ephemera, and one phonographic audiorecording disc. It also includes a substantial amount of published resources on early childhood education and running nursery schools.

Contains series:

  1. Correspondence, notes, and calendars.
  2. Professional development materials, materials for lectures and courses.
  3. Nursery school organizations.
  4. Periodicals.
  5. Vaughan Cooperative Nursery School (Includes York Township Nursery Schools
    Association).
  6. Vaughan Cooperative Nursery School child observations and reports.
    RESTRICTED
  7. Parent/teacher resources.

Dotsch, Daisy

George Elliott Clarke Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • ? - 2017

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

Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1946-2009

Includes photographs, Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society documents, 1940s – 2000s, including The Canadian Savoyard and ToRonToRa; miniature set designs; programmes; St. Anne’s productions; ‘pre-history’ from Harbord Collegiate productions, courtesy of Mort Greenberg and other material related to the Toronto Society and to Gilbert and Sullivan, London, including the D’Oyly Carte Company

Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society

George Swede Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • [197-?]-2012

Comprised of material related to the life and work of Professor and poet George Swede including poetry, haiku, tanka, renka, prose, fiction, editorial, fan mail, personal, Ryerson-related (including RUN program, Chair of Psychology and Justice Studies, teaching and committees), psychology, education, awards, correspondence and other material. Some material by wife and partner Anita Krumins. Specific material for Swede’s popular children’s haiku book Time is Flies; International haiku organizations and events; The Mexican Haiku: origins and current directions by George Swede and Anita Krumins; research material on Mexican haiku poets and poetry; Global Haiku anthology of world haiku poets; extensive haiku and haiku-related publications and appearances, both Canadian and international; drafts, notes and research ideas for various short stories for children and adults; The Case of the Moonlit Golddust, ‘The Cliff’, ‘Fractals’, novel drafts, ‘The Pain-Giver’, ‘To See Again The Stars’/‘Nev’; PhD material; ‘Magic Eyes’ young adult novel draft; children’s short stories; complete appearances in print publications; books reviewed; submissions; fan mail; early family photographs; unpublished haiku drafts; awards and other material related to the life and work of George Swede.

Select correspondents include: Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, Al Purdy, Ted Plantos, Douglas Lochhead, Francis Sparshott, Marshall Hryciuk, Bill Bissett, Susan Ioannou, b.p. Nichol, Robert Kroetsch, Joe Blades, jw curry, Bill Keith, Patsy Aldana.

Swede, George

Raymond Souster Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1943-2012

Correspondence; drafts of poems; typescripts and proofs of books of poems; drafts and typescripts for published and unpublished novels.

Includes correspondence 2000s (not extensive), drafts and edited proofs for : Rags, Bones and Bottles; Easy Does It; Never Counting the Cost; Captain Scott of the Antarctic; A Little of Everything; On the Way to the River; last holograph notebooks written with CNIB writing guide, notebooks with last poems dictated by Raymond Souster to Donna Dunlop; appearances and ephemera related to the life and work of Raymond Souster. A few computer and audio discs included.

Souster, Raymond

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.

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

Robert Arnold Russel Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00190C
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [185-]-2011 (predominately: 1949-2011)

Contains the personal and professional records of Robert Arnold Russel. This includes photographs of Russel and his family, information regarding his early life including schooling and university, family tree information and identifying documents such as baptism records and passports. The collection contains a comprehensive collection of Russel’s diaries and daytimers spanning from 1949 to his death in 2011. Professional records include materials pertaining to his early career in theatre, film and broadcasting, during the course of which he resided in France, England and Montreal. His career as an information professional and futurist is recorded extensively including his penning of the term “intersex” and “cybersex” in 1967 and his interview with Marshall McLuhan in 1962. As a futurist, Russel’s operated several businesses, most specifically, Orba Information (also called Orbafilm and Orba Inc), which operated between 1967 and 1993, which is archived in great detail, a smaller amount of information on later businesses including Rapid Response Inc., Toronto, Institute for Research on Public Policy and The Consortium for National Development is also available. Collection also contains drafts, proposals, budgets and storyboards surrounding Russel’s personal creative writing, including The Spark, a proposed television program and I am Haida, a proposed CD-ROM and game on Haida culture, and novels – The Petrans and Clone.

Contains series:
Series 1: Personal Papers
Series 2: Theatre
Series 3: Career as a futurist and information professional
Series 4: Writing
Series 5: Audio and video cassettes

Russel, Robert Arnold

Rekai donation of Ferenc Molnar and Lili Darvas Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00693
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1947-1957

Includes correspondence and other print material related to Hungarian-American playwright and novelist Ferenc Molnar (1878-1952) and his legal wife, the actress Lili Darvas (1902-1974), with some letters addressed to Kati Rekai (1921-2010). Rekai’s aunt, Wanda Bartha, was Molnar’s private secretary, literary advisor and soul mate who died prematurely at the age of 38, and was also best friends with Darvas. Most material is in Hungarian. Molnar wrote Companion in Exile (1950) to honour the memory of his life with Wanda Bartha. Also includes a variety of material related to Kati Rekai, including a typescript account by Dr. John Rekai of the Rekai family’s experience emigrating to Canada in 1950, print items and some correspondence.

Molnar, Ferenc

Maureen Hynes Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1966-2017

Includes drafts, notes and editorial discussion for Rough Skin; Marrow, Willow; The Poison Colour; Letters From China; Harm’s Way; editorial work; George Brown College teaching career, 1974-2010; correspondence; photographs and other material related to the life and work of Maureen Hynes

Hynes, Maureen

Phyllis Grosskurth Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1954 - 2015

The collection consists of research notes, manuscript notes and drafts for published and unpublished writings; correspondence with various people; documents, including legal and correspondence, relating to the class action lawsuit against the University of Toronto over pension equity. Collection includes some special media material.

Grosskurth, Phyllis

Lorna Goodison Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1972-ongoing

The collection consists of notebooks, notes, holograph and typescript and word processed drafts for Goodison's poems and stories.

Goodison, Lorna

Beth Follett Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1960-2013

Including manuscripts, proofs and correspondence – related to Follett’s small press imprint, Pedlar Press, which she founded in 1997. It also includes manuscript drafts for Follett’s first published novel, Tell it Slant (Toronto: Coach House Press, 2001), as well as other professional and personal material relating to the life and work of Beth Follett.

Follett, Beth

Allan Stratton Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1953-2015

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.

Stratton, Allan

Joy Fielding Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-2015

Collection consists of manuscripts drafts, correspondence, reviews and other material related to Fielding's work.

Fielding, Joy

Jim Christy Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1918-2017

A complete archive demonstrating the variety of activities in the life of Jim Christy. It includes holograph notebooks, manuscript drafts of his work, correspondence with numerous writers, doodles, sketches, collages and material related to the United States Vietnam War draft and anti-war movement.

Christy, Jim

J. Edward Chamberlin Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970 - 2017

Includes correspondence with various poets in his capacity as Saturday Night poetry editor, some with submissions, and copies of replies, as well as correspondence with other writers and drafts of their work, including Rachel Manley, Lorna Goodison, Derek Walcott (along with the nomination for Walcott to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992), Anne Michaels and Bruce St. John. It also includes books, pamphlets,print and ephemera pertaining to West Indian and Caribbean Literature, history and culture.

Chamberlin, J. Edward

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

Jo Beverley Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-2017

The collection consists of manuscript drafts and proofs of her novels and novellas, as well manuscripts of unpublished work and some non-fiction. It also includes correspondence (editorial as well as fan mail), and marketing and publicity material.

Beverley, Jo

Jack Batten Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1959 - 2017

Collection contains papers and other documents pertaining to the work of Jack Batten. It includes early drafts, edited manuscripts and galley versions of many of his published works. The collection also includes notes, reviews, printed ephemera, publicity tour information, general and financial correspondence, diagrams, photographs, and research and other materials, much of which relates to specific works. Correspondence includes letters to and from personalities, such as journalists Robert Fulford, Peter Gzowski and Michele Landsberg; publisher Jack McClelland, politician John Sewell; hockey pioneer Conn Smythe; and musicians Gary Burton, Blossom Dearie and Phil Nimmons.

Batten, Jack

M.R. Appell Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1959-2015

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)

Tripe Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll 00050A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1838 - 1950

This collection is comprised of correspondence, documents, photographs and art works, and genealogical materials from England, India, the U.S.A, Cuba, the Philippines, and Canada, dating from 1838-1999, and related to Alfred Tripe (1818-1854), his sister Emily (Tripe) James (1817-1850), their first cousin Mary Broad (Tripe) De Rusett (1820-1898), and their relatives and descendants. Correspondence includes an extended series written 1866-1903 by William Francis James, highlighted by letters during his service with Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Cuba in 1898. Nineteenth-century images include four art works, 100 cartes-de-visite and thirty-three cabinet or larger size family portraits. The genealogical material consists of a comprehensive Tripe pedigree compiled in the 1980s and 1990s, a James Family Tree c1880, and four related pedigrees. The collection also documents the development of a family fairy tale, composed in India in 1878, edited in England c1914, and fully illustrated in Canada in 1992.

Tripe Family

Mike Murakami Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00707
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1915-2013

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 several complete issues of Nikkei Voice); 6 video cassettes with redress-related content, plus manuscript notebooks from Murakami’s grandmother (in Japanese).

Murakami, Mike

Margaret Atwood Papers

  • Manuscript Collection

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.

Atwood, Margaret

Rochdale College Collection (formerly T-10 00013)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00184
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1968-1976

Materials include administrative and financial documents for Rochdale College’s Governing Council and Education Council, correspondence; notices posted at Rochdale, newspaper clippings, writings about Rochdale, Rochdale publications, and audio recordings about Rochdale and other topics. Please note: The Rochdale Collection was originally catalogued at the Fisher Library as T-10 00013 “[Collection of miscellaneous material issued by and about Rochdale].” The original contents note for T-10 00013 are provided at the end of this document. The original T-10 00013 box number is provided for the folders in the new arrangement.

Gerald Owen Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00127A (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1930-1992

This collection contains all correspondence that was conducted by co-editors at The Idler Magazine, Gerald Owen and Paul Wilson, with their various contributors. It includes letters, drafts of articles, editorial corrections and changes, pitches and research for articles, solicited and unsolicited submissions, grant applications, photographs, employee performance evaluations, book reviews, writers' resumes and writing samples, newspaper/magazine clippings and subscription enquiries. The Idler Magazine was in operation from 1985 to 1993.
This collection also includes holograph and typescript work by ET Owen, including: teaching and lecture notes, Greek and Latin language exams, poetry, short stories, and general academic research notes on a variety of Classical topics. It also includes notes and multiple drafts, with both holograph and editorial revisions, of a number of Owen’s published works, with a significant amount of material relating to his publications on Homer, Sophocles and Aeschylus.

Owen, Gerald

Collection of Thomas Hardy papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00651
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1867-2009

The collection includes letters by Hardy, his two wives, and members of their extended families; also includes correspondence collected by Richard Purdy and Michael Millgate in the course of their research on Hardy.

Collection of Gay Pulp Fiction

  • CA OTUTF gpf
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1933-1995

A collection of over 1000 examples of gay, male fiction, including books by prominent gay authors and works dealing with male homosexuality. Some non-fiction books are included in the collection. The books are in mass-market paperback editions, issued mostly by US publishers, with a few Canadian imprints, and were published between 1933 and 1995. Authors represented include John Rechy, Christopher Isherwood, Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, James Purdy, William S. Burroughs, Richard Amory, Carl Corley, Aaron Travis, Jay Greene, Phil Andros, Jack Evans, Clay Caldwell, and Paul Gronowski. Series represented in the collection include Pleasure Readers, Greenleaf Classics, HIS69, Rough Trade, Frenchy's Gay Line, Badboy, Blueboy Library, and Gay Parisian Press. Cover art is often unsigned, but includes work by Carl Corley, Harry Schaare, Frank Kelly Freas, and Tom of Finland.

Collection of the Lʹviv Oblast Party Archive

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00696
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1944-1956

The major part of the collection consists of reports, inquiries, memoranda, records, and meeting transcripts of secretaries of the regional, district, and city party committees of the Communist Party of Ukraine. Most of the documents contain information from the regional party committee on the implementation of decisions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, and the Ukrainian SSR Council of Ministers, on the report of the L’viv Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, such as activities on strengthening ideological work among the public, and the fight with the Ukrainian nationalist underground movement. Some examples of the documents in the collection include: report reviews and copies of sentences from the Drohobych Military Tribunal; lists of groups of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in the Drohobych Region; documents on the trial of Mykhailo Stakhur (1932-1951), a member of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army who assassinated the pro-Soviet Ukrainian writer Iaroslav Halan (1902-1949); information, inquiries, and special reports from the NKGB and NKVD, including on the number of people forcibly displaced by the Nazis to Germany from the occupied territories in 1941-1945; inquiries by the Committee for State Security to the regional party committee on special checks of writers and artists; and inquiries and information on the evacuation of the Polish population from the territory of the Ukrainian SSR to Poland, and resettlement of the Ukrainian population that arrived from Poland.

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

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