The fonds consists of records that reflect Ann Saddlemyer’s close friendship with Irish poet Seamus Heaney. It includes correspondence with Heaney and his family, drafts of Heaney’s poetry, reviews and articles written about Heaney, and photographs of Heaney’s personal and work life.
The fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Literary Works by Seamus Heaney; Series 3: Records relating to Seamus Heaney; and Series 4: Photographs of Seamus Heaney.
"The Emergency Power and Civil Liberties in Canada" by Herbert Marx:  .- Photocopy Submission to Commission of Inquiry Concerning Certain Activities of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police RE Emergency Powers and The Wear Measures Act from Canada Civil Liberties Association: [October 3, 1979] Submission to The Standing Joint Parliament Committee on Regulations and Other Statutory Instruments RE The Emergency Planning Order From The Canadian Civil Liberties Association: [May 27, 1982] Submission to The Government of Canada Re The War Measures Act From The Canadian Civil Liberties Association: [October 19, 1970] Submission to The Honourable John Turner Minister of Justice of Canada Re Emergency Powers From The Canadian Civil Liberties Association: [March 29, 1971] "The Human Rights Covenants and Canadian Law" by Hugo Fischer:  .- Photocopy "Derogation of Human Rights in Emergency Situations" by L. C. Green:  .- Photocopy "The War Measures Act, s. 6(5) and the Canadian Bill of rights" by Charles F. Scott Jr.:  .- Photocopy Title 147 War and emergency prepared by Maryka Omatsu and Biethe Jorgensen: [March 15, 1982] Clause No.1 of Report No.24 of the Metropolitan Executive Committee, headed "By-law to Provide for Co-Ordination of Responses in the Event of a Disaster Affecting the Metropolitan Area: [October 7, 1980] Letter from the Legal Department of Toronto City Hall responding to Shin Imai's request for a list of all relevant powers available to a police officer during a situation of emergency: .- [February 15, 1980] "The status of persons of Japanese ancestry in the United States and Canada during world war II: a tragedy in three parts" by Edward G. Hudon:  .- Photocopy Handwritten notes about the articles in the file. The validity of the emergency planning order by the Library of parliament: [November 24, 1981] "'There will always be wars and rumours of wars': A comparison of the treatment of defence and emergency powers in the federal constitutions of Australia and Canada" by Christopher D. Gilbert: [October 1980] .- Photocopy
Note to Mr. Imai thanking him for his assistance on the Redress brief. Democracy Betrayed: The Case Study for Redress, a submission to the Government of Canada on the violation of rights and freedoms of Japanese Canadians during and after World War II, by the NAJC. Material for the educational symposium "The Case for Redress", organized by the JCCP Redress Committee of Vancouver. Draft of the War Measures Act section of the Brief, prepared by Shin Imai.
Letter of thanks from Lynn McDonald to Shin Imai for supporting her campaign. Flyers for the CentreStage Forum, "Racism and Injustice: The Japanese Canadian Experience". Various news articles on Japanese Canadian redress. Letter from Shin Imai to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association asking to advertise the forum. Copy of Japanese Canadian historical events. Notes to Japanese Canadian news outlets and other members of the community regarding the event of the forum, sent by Shin Imai. Announcement by Lynn McDonald of her motion regarding injustices to Canadians of Japanese origin. Short biography of Alan Brovoy and a flyer for the film Enemy Alien.
Letterhead for the Sodan Kai. Letter to the Globe and Mail editor expressing discontent with the comparison between Japanese Canadian internment and Japanese American internment. Notes in Japanese, written with roman letters. Letter with redress options for Japanese Canadians. Proposed agenda for the organizing meeting of the Toronto Redress Coalition.
Proceedings of the Educational Symposium: The Case for Redress, 1983. Redress News by Sodan Kai, January, March 1984. Mints and notes from Toronto JCCA meetings. A statement titled "Time to Set Aside Differences" by Roger Obata, Shin Imai, Maryka Omatsu, and Ron Shimizu on various opinions within the Japanese Canadian community and the organizations that represent them. Letter from Cassandra Kobayashi to Shin Imai, mentioning preparation for the FORUM. Redress for Japanese Canadians: A Community Forum, by Roy Miki, Charles Kadota, Tim Otani, Ann Sunahara, David Suzuki, Joy Kogawa, and Tom Shoyama and hosted by the Vancouver JCCA Redress Committee. The Case for Redress by the NAJC. Democracy Betrayed: The Case Study for Redress, a submission to the Government of Canada on the violation of rights and freedoms of Japanese Canadians during and after World War II, by the NAJC with additional marginalia added by Shin Imai.
Memorandum to Sodan Kai members regarding their relationship with the JCCA. Mix of textual material from the Japanese Canadian Centennial Project, Sodan Kai, and the Educational Symposium. Copies of articles primarily from The Canada Times. Response from the NAJC to The Canada Times on their coverage of the September 3-4 1983 Pre-Conference meetings.
Metal button, red background with a drawn portrait of a person. English text reads "Redress for Japanese Canadians". Measures 2.25" in diameter. Redress options prepared by Shin Imai for the Sodan Kai. Pamphlet by the Japanese Canadian Centennial Project Redress Committee on redress for Japanese Canadians. Letters to members of the Japanese Canadian community advertising the Sodan Kai and asking the person addressed for input and to join the discussion meetings. Correspondence with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on upcoming Sodan Kai meetings and fundraising. Sodan Kai meeting report from the October 23 gathering. Statement by Sodan Kai and Shin Imai on the controversy that stemmed form the Labour Day meeting and the resignation of members of the Toronto-based National Redress Committee. Proposal for the study of redress and survey on redress for Japanese Canadians.
"A Case for Redress" by Roy Miki. Suggestions of amendments to the NAJC Constitution draft by Charlotte Chiba. Letters to the National Redress Councilors asking for more peace when it comes to discussing redress. Minutes of Toronto JCCA meetings. Rough drafts of the Sodan Kai report. Letters of thanks for donating towards Redress News. Balance sheets from the Sodan Kai, accounting for donations and fundraising which goes towards advertising their meetings. Letter from the Hamilton Redress Committee to Gordan Kadota and George Imai expressing their concerns about how fast redress actions are moving.
Correspondence and reviews of the legality of the War Measures Act and the Emergency Act, from the perspective of the NAJC and the War Measures Act Committee. Documents are prepared by Art Miki, Cassandra Kobayashi, Maryka Omatsu, Shin Imai, and Ann Sunahara.
Report from Gordon Kadota, NAJC President on the NAJC Presentation to the Senate and House in Ottawa, and a copy of the speech made. Report of the Constitutional Proposal on the Charter of Rights, received in Ottawa and a copy of the position. Cross-Canada contact list of Japanese Canadian Centres. Mailing list for the NAJC and the various committees within the NAJC.
Vol. 2 Issue 2 of the Annex. List of Annex Committee and Board of Directors. Shin Imai's notebook from Annex meetings and ideas. Proposal for the Annex, an educational resource for Japanese Canadians at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Copy of the Annex constitution. Information on community events.
Rikka Vol. VII No. 2. The Asianadian Vol. 6 No. 3, and Vol. 5 No. 1. Various news articles about Japanese Canadian redress movements across the country. Letter to the Editor of the Globe and Mail from Shin Imai about the Conservative government's decision to impose a unilateral resolution on Japanese Canadians for unfinished business from World War II. Copy of a list of events with the media regarding Japanese Canadians, created by the NAJC. Transcript of the interview with George Imai at CBC Radio. Minutes from the NAJC conference held in Winnipeg, May 16-18 1986. Application forms for the National Coalition for Japanese Canadian Redress. Press release from the NAJC on Roy Miki's statement before the Legislative Committee on Bill C-77, the proposed Emergencies Act, and a copy of his presentation.
Submission to the Canadian Consulative Council on Multiculturalism by the Toronto Japanese Canadian Association. Invitation to Richmond Hill High School's annual history conference. Poster and notes from the 11th annual conference of the Law Union of Ontario. Pamphlet for the Righting the Wrong conference for Secondary School students. Maryka Omatsu's proposed course outline on Human Rights and Ethnicity at Ryerson University. Letter of thanks for participating in the Ontario Association of Legal Clinics' annual meeting. Confirmation for accepting to speak at the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter's conference. Notes from the conference hosted by the Canadian Federation of students-Ontario.
Articles and manuscripts by Shin Imai on Japanese Canadians internment and redress: "Cases relating to the treatment of Japanese Canadians during and after World War Two," The Silence Broken: Japanese Canadians and Redress," and "Unfinished business: Japanese Canadians and Redress/Reparations".
Tribune Juive: Magazine D'Actualite Culturelle, 5 Annee, Vol. 5 n. 1, July-August 1987. Various news articles regarding redress for Japanese Canadians, victims of Nazis, and Ukrainian Canadians. Greater Toronto Chapter NAJC Community News, Special Edition: The Internment Camp Tour, Issue 3.
Photocopy of an article by Dan Turner on Japanese Canadian internment, with accompanying letter to Arthur Miki and Mark Nakamura. Letters by Art Miki, regarding the ad placed in the Globe and Mail. A copy of the letter sent by the City of Toronto asking the Minister of State for Multiculturalism to delay their decision until the Price Waterhouse study is complete. News articles regarding Japanese Canadian internment and redress. Decisions and recommendations made by the City of Toronto regarding Japanese Canadian Redress. Draft petition to the Government of Canada to enter negotiations with Japanese Canadians for redress. Draft letter seeking financial support for an advertisement in the Globe and Mail, authored by the Canadian Council of Churches. Letters seeking support from the Canadian Ethno-Cultural Council in continuing negotiations on redress. Flyer for the Celebrate Our Freedom Day, co-sponsored by the NAJC and the Ad Hoc Committee on Japanese Canadian Redress. Correspondence with the Canadian Jewish Congress on their submission to the Commission of Inquiry.
Suggestions to the Negotiating team and the NAJC on how to approach redress, by Maryka Omatsu. Copy of a letter to the Toronto Sun by L. Tempeton addressing the racist claims expressed against the Japanese Canadians interned. Draft for Democracy Betrayed. A blank membership application to the Toronto NAJC. Flyer for an information forum and workshop at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on redress, sponsored by the Toronto Chapter of the NAJC. Short term and long term redress objectives outlined by Maryka Omatsu to Art Miki. A copy of the news release issued by the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and the NAJC on the negotiations of redress. Letter from Jack Oki, chairman of the Toronto JCCA Redress Committee objecting to the consideration of a monetary grant to the NAJC. Surveys to various Japanese Canadian groups asking if they support the Toronto JCCA as indicated by Jack Oki or the NAJC. The Japanese-Canadian Redress recommendations made by the Canadian Multiculturalism Council. Various news articles on Japanese Canadian redress. Letter sent to Mayor Art Eggleton from Shin Imai explaining that the Toronto JCCA acted without consultation when they opposed the grant. Lesson plan from the Righting the Wrong conference. Syllabus from a Ryerson University class. Planning material for the Righting the Wrong conference. Letter seeking donations towards the NAJC. Letter by Jack Oki titled "Time for Logic Reason and Fair Play: The Toronto City Issue". Minutes from the Japanese Canadian Lawyers group. Presentation to the Special Committee on Equal Rights by the NAJC.
The New Canadian, September 27, 1988. Letter by Davis & Company to R. Miki and C. Kobayashi regarding Redress Claim and Limitations. Information on registered charities and a copy of the file to incorporate the corporation under the name Japanese Canadian Centennial Society. Letter presenting the first edition of the NAJC Newsletter, announcing it as a means to help unify Japanese Canadians across the country, especially on matters of redress. A statement of position to the Prime Minister of Canada the Right Honourable John Turner from a public meeting of the Japanese Canadian community held at Harbord Collegiate auditorium. Proposal for a national media campaign prepared for the NAJC, titled The Importance of Creating Favorable Public Opinion Concerning Redress for Japanese Canadians. Letter of thanks from the NAJC Eastern Regional Redress Office to Shin Imai for his support in the notarization process. Copy of the Civil Liberties Act report 100-785, sent from the Japanese American Citizens League to Art Miki. Possible action for Redress and Limitations legislation, prepared by Peter G. Voith.
Toronto JCCA newsletter [June 1986], announcing the separation from the NAJC. Preliminary results from the National Redress Committee survey, authored by the Toronto JCCA. Toronto JCCA newsletter, September 1984, on recent events, many with the Issei-Bu. an explanation from the Toronto JCCA for their separation from the NAJC. Financial balance sheet for the Toronto JCCA, as of January 1984.
The majority of the material covers the period when Rev. Canon Imai led the St. Andrew’s congregation in Toronto. Photos of the congregation and special events are included. Some of his written work is also present, offering an insight into his relationship with religion and community. The material also reflects how the Japanese Canadians who relocated to Toronto after internment created community.
Top photograph features 5 men around a table during a Great Christina Rally, sponsored by St. Andrew's with support of the two Japanese papers and the JCCA. - Bottom photograph features Rev. Hisanori Kano, Ken Imai, and another man.
Timeline of Paul Ken Imai, written in both Japanese and English. Copies of official documents, including his permission to Officiate in the Province of Canterbury. Letter from Frank Moritsugu to the Imai family after Ken Imai's passing, explaining how important he was to the Moritsugu family. Images of school girls in class from a torn out pages of a book. Program book for the celebration of life of the Reverend Canon Paul Ken Imai.