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Harley J. Spiller collection

  • CA UTSC 006
  • Collection
  • 1893, 1896, 1910-2014

The collection is comprised of menus from around the world featuring a variety of cuisines including Afghan, American, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Brazilian, Burmese, Cambodian, Caribbean, Chinese (Peking, Szechuan, Shanghai, Yunnan, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hunan and Jiangnan), Colombian, Cuban, Dutch, Ecuadorian, Egyptian, European, Filipino, Finnish, French, Hong Kong style, Indian, Indochinese, Indonesian, Islamic, Israeli, Italian, Jamaican, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Latin American, Lebanese, Malaysian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, Moroccan, Mughlai, Nepalese, Pakistani, Pan-Asian, Peruvian, Russian, Scandinavian, Singaporean, Southwestern, Spanish, Taiwanese, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Venezuelan, Vietnamese, seafood and vegetarian.

Menus are from restaurants located in Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, China (Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai), Egypt, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, Vietnam, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Wales, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados Bermuda, Canada (British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon Territory), Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, El Salvador, Greenland, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, the United States (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming), Australia, New Caledonia (France) New Zealand, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Venezuela.

Menus types included placemat menus, single sheet menus, trifold and four fold menus, five fold, seven fold and menus in booklet style. Some menus are laminated while others are in vinyl enclosures. Menus range from take away and delivery, to eat in and include wine lists, menus for cafes, breakfast menus and menus for cafeteria lunches.

The material is divided into Series 1 Menus. The series is divided into 6 subseries: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America.

Spiller, Harley J.

Incoming correspondence

File consists of incoming correspondence to the Henri Nouwen Society including photographs from Henri Nouwen Society events; reflections on personal interactions and the impact of Nouwen; articles about Nouwen; correspondence about book contributions; and information and material about Nouwen events around the world. File also includes photographs of Paul Nouwen's visit to Richmond Hill in 1999. One letter from George Brown to Nouwen Society offers brown's re-worked chronological Nouwen Bibliography which the site later referenced for its chronological listing.

Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1801-1937

Contains textual records that document the developmental phases and operation of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, and the administrative activities of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company Joint Board of Directors.

Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company

Henri Nouwen fonds

  • CA ON00389 F4
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1997, 1964 - 1996 predominant

Fonds consists of 15 series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. General files
  3. Calendar files
  4. Personal records
  5. Publisher files
  6. Financial files
  7. Teaching materials
  8. Nouwen’s education records and study notes
  9. Published works
  10. Video recordings of Nouwen
  11. Sound recordings
  12. Collected materials
  13. L'Arche Daybreak administrative files
  14. Ephemera and artifacts
  15. Photographs

Nouwen, Henri J.M.

Henri Nouwen Society event photographs

File consists of photographs and cards sent to the Henri Nouwen Society of various unidentified Nouwen retreats. Wendy Greer is featured in a few of the photographs of unidentified retreats. One photograph is of Henri Nouwen and others from a 1994 retreat at the Holy Redeemer Church in Thornhill. The back of this photograph has a handwritten note by Errol Stein identifying those in the image.

Material about Nouwen

Series consists of material about Nouwen including material about Nouwen's life, works, and death. This material includes newspaper articles; journal articles; interviews of Nouwen; essays; notes from Nouwen's sermons and lectures; books and book reviews; letters; newsletters; and cards. While some materials on Nouwen's life and works was written before Nouwen's death, the majority of the material is dated after his death in 1996. Much of the material in the series pertaining to Nouwen's death was written by friends of Nouwen, who write about his friendship, his writing, and support.

The series is divided into the following subseries:

  1. Works about Nouwen
  2. Interviews with Nouwen
  3. Notes from Nouwen's talks
  4. Obituaries and tributes
  5. Reviews
  6. Materials mentioning Nouwen

Henri Nouwen Society photographs

These photographic materials relate to the Henri Nouwen Society and are arranged as follows:

1) Negatives. Archive opening. Taken by Wendy Lywood. 2000.

2) Negatives and 6 photographs. Archive opening #1. Taken by Beth Porter. September 21, 2000.

3) Negatives and 2 photographs. Archive opening #2. Taken by Beth Porter. September 21, 2000.

4) Negatives. Archive opening #3. September 21, 2000.

5) Negatives and 2 photographs. Archive opening #4. Taken by Beth Porter. September 21, 2000.

6) 9 Photographs. Archive opening and HNS board meeting. September, 2000.

7) 2 Photographs. HNS board meeting. [ca. 2003].

8) 9 Photographs. 10265 Yonge St. Pancake Tuesdays. 2004.

9) Negatives, 6 photographs and 1 contact sheet. Photographs of flowers sent to HNS. [ca. 2004].

10) Negatives and 1 contact sheet. L'Arche and HNS office BBQ at Marylou's. Last [picture] of Sarah Halub [illegible], Dave Haimon and Carl; Wendt and Thelus. 2005.

11) Negatives and 1 contact sheet. JOH gift bags; Peggy and Al; Marais and Collin; Marylou's retirement. 2006-2007.

12) 9 Photographs and 1 letter** from Robert J. Nunney to Maureen Wright. Photographs of Bob Durback sent to Maureen Wright by Burback's nephew, Robert J. Nunney. 2011.

13) 9 Colour print-outs. Inkjet photographic prints by the Henri Nouwen Society highlighting events and members. Magnets on verso. 2000-2010.

14) 6 Photographs. Miscellaneous photographs from the Henri Nouwen Society. [200?]

15) 26 photographs. Photographs removed from a photo binder and placed in acid-free envelopes. The front of the photo binder said: "St. John's Centre. Photos taken on Thursday, July 30, 1992 on visit to Ball's Falls and Saint John's Centre in the Niagara Peninsula, of Paul Kennedy, Nathan Ball, Frs. Henri Nouwen and Edward Jackman of L'Arche Daybreak, Richmond Hill." Photos are now numbered #1-26, which corresponds to their order within the binder.

** This letter was removed by archival staff and can be found separately in the archives. See the "Allied Material" section of this page for more info.

Robert A. Jonas photograph

File consists of a photograph that was collected along with other items created or received by Nouwen during his sabbatical year of 1995. During the fall of his sabbatical he stayed with Robert Jonas and Margaret Bullit-Jonas in their home in Watertown, Massachusetts. Nouwen left all of the collected material behind in their house and it was later donated as a result of the 2010 Letter Project. Photograph appears to be a communion at home with Nouwen.

Rev. Donald C. Kocher photographs

File consists of four photographs taken of Kocher with Henri Nouwen and Francis Maurice at a small book signing for "Can You Drink the Cup?" in Illinois on September 6, 1996.

Henri Nouwen Literary Trust and Society publishing and promotional photographs

File consists of photographs used for in Henri Nouwen related books and promotional content. Photographs in the file were separated into the following three folders based on their usage:

1) Photographs used by Beth Porter in Befriending Life
Photographs used by Beth Porter in her anthology Befriending Life: Encounters with Henri Nouwen. In the photographs Nouwen appears alone and with others including Yushi Nomura; Jack Stroh; Cameron and Dylan Humphreys; Thelus George; and Sue Mosteller. February 1977 - Vol. 5

2) Photographs used to promote Bread for the Journey
Photographs and negatives used by the Henri Nouwen Literary Centre to promote Bread for the Journey on the Nouwen Society website. Henri Nouwen and various people, including Sue Mosteller, Mary Carney, Yushi Nomura, Bill Van Buren other members of L’Arche Daybreak appear in the photos.

3) Photographs lent to Michael Ford for use in Wounded Prophet
File consists of photographs lent to Michael Ford for use in Wounded Prophet. The majority of the photos were taken during Henri Nouwen’s 1993 trip to the Ukraine. Nouwen is seen leading a retreat; meeting with Ukrainian community members; signing books; and visiting various unidentified locations. Travel companions Nathan Ball and Borys Gudziak appear in several of the photos. Also included is a photo of Nouwen, wearing a tan sweater over a white shirt, talking to someone off camera and gesturing with his right hand.

Nathan Ball photographs

File consists of photographs of Nouwen at various events and of Nouwen's funeral in Holland. There are two copies of many photographs from the funeral. Included in the funeral photos are Jean Vanier, Sue Mosteller, Gord Henry and several Nouwen family members: Laurent J.M. Nouwen, Paul Nouwen, Laurent Nouwen, Laurien Nouwen, Sarah Nouwen, and Marc van Campen. Other photographs are of Nouwen and Ball at an assistant's weekend; Nouwen and Jean Vanier at Holy Cross Church; Nouwen performing Janet Whitney Brown's first communion; and Nouwen's grave.

Photographs of Henri Nouwen's funeral

File consists of photographs of Nouwen's funerals and also contains memorial prayer cards. 95 photographs are of the funeral that took place at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Markham, Ontario on September 28, 1996. These photographs were printed by Josko Photography Studio.

Kevin F. Dwyer photographs

File consists of photographs of Henri Nouwen by Kevin Dwyer. The photos were taken in 1996 when Nouwen and Frank Hamilton visited Dwyer and his partner Al (Alvaro) Carrasco in Guerneville, California. These photographs were commissioned by Nouwen on a casual basis, and used for promotional purposes. One photograph was used for the first edition of "With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life". One folder contains a context on the images from the photographer and stipulations for use.

Wendy Lywood photographs

File consists of five photographs of Henri Nouwen. Four of the photographs are black and white and from Daybreak's 25th anniversary celebration at Convocation Hall with Jean Vanier. The colour photograph is of Henri Nouwen with two young Dutch assistants at Centre St. Two of the individuals in the colour photograph were identified as Gemma and Janice Byrne.


Series consists of photographs received after Nouwen's death. These include black and white and colour photographic negatives, prints, albums, and slides.

Mary Carney photographs

File consists of photographs Henri Nouwen from the private collection of Mary Carney. Photographs are separated into thirteen folders based on notes from the envelopes accompanying the photographs.

Jack Stroh photographs

Jack Stroh's photographs are comprised of 156 photographs, and their negatives, created by Stroh. They document visits, celebrations, and events. They are organized into the following groupings:

1) 53 photographs of Nouwen, Sue Stroh and L'Arche Japan member Gordon Nakamura visiting Henri Nouwen at L'Arche Daybreak. Negative included.

2) 1 photograph of Nouwen and Jack Stroh accompanied by a signed card by Nouwen. Negatives included.

3) 20 photographs of Jasper and Cathleen Naus' wedding and wedding reception. Includes photographs of Nouwen performing the wedding and Sue Stroh. Negatives included.

4) 11 photographs housed in folder titled "Christmas" that document a Christmas party. Includes photographs of Sue and Jack Stroh, and Nouwen.

5) 24 photographs housed in a folder titled "1997 Daybreak Ground Breaking" that document the groundbreaking and festivities. Negatives included.

6) 24 photographs of the Nouwen wake, an undisclosed grave site and post-funeral reception. Negatives included.

7) 11 photographs of L'Arche core-members and members as well as photographs of Sue and Jack Stroh, and Nouwen. Negatives included.

8) 12 miscellaneous photographs, mostly featuring Henri Nouwen, but also featuring Sue Stroh as well as images of grave sites.

Stroh, Jack

FADICA photographs

File consists of photographs Henri Nouwen, Carl MacMillan, and Gordon Henry from FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities, Inc.).

Elizabeth M. Sibley Parry photographs

File consists of 19 photographs, primarily of Nouwen visiting with Pat Sibley. The photographs have handwritten notes on the back including:

  • Nouwen at picnic table with John Mogabgab in 1979
  • Nouwen in Alfred Station, NY, en route to Abbey of the Genesee, 1981
  • Nouwen in Italy, 1982
  • Nouwen and others at Doylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA in 1982
  • Nouwen at a dinner table with others, in Cambridge, 1984

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bob Revue fonds

  • CA ON00357 2003
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1997, predominant 1950-1977

Fonds consists of corporate records (minutes, a subpoena, correspondence, constitution, petition, reports, questionnaires - 1894-1981); Articles and reviews (1895-1981); Music, scripts, programs, posters, and other ephemera (ca. 1894-1997); Audio tapes and records (1954-1963).

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bob Revue

Letters from Callie Stone

File consists of two picture cards. One card Nouwen sent to Stone with a picture of Rembrandt's "Self-Portrait" and a note written by Nouwen on the back. The other card is one with a picture of "John XXIII of Rome" that was purchased by Stone at the recommendation of Nouwen. File also includes a letter from Callie S. Stone to Maureen Wright regarding Stone writing an article for the Henri Nouwen Society.

Richard Simeon fonds

  • UTA 1774
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2013

Fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, articles, teaching files, research notes and other records documenting the professional life and work of Prof. Richard Simeon. This includes records relating to Prof. Simeon’s PhD thesis and early career, teaching, departmental and curriculum planning at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, peer reviews, conference attendance, articles and books, and evaluations of student performance.

The fonds also includes significant coverage of Prof. Simeon’s research projects and advisory work, including work for the Forum of Federations, as the research coordinator for the Macdonald Report on Canada’s future, as adviser to Ontario Premiers, and as participant in the Renewal of Canada conferences. Research files cover issues of ethnicity and democratic governance, Canada-U.S. relations, and bilingualism in voluntary associations. Records also document Prof. Simeon’s work relating to constitutional development in post-apartheid South Africa.

Fonds also contains a significant number of electronic files, some transferred directly from Prof. Simeon’s computer, and some on disks. These files relate the range of activities documented throughout the paper records. Files from his computer have been organized into the same 9 series as the paper files. Disks have been kept in their own series (Series 10).

Simeon, Richard

Oral History Project

Series consists of materials from the 'Completing the Vision: The Oral History of Henri Nouwen' project that was undertaken by Sister Sue Mosteller, Executrix of the Henri Nouwen Literary Centre in partnership with the Henri Nouwen Society and The Henri Nouwen Archives and Research Collection. The project was funded by grants from the Louisville Institution, the Nouwen Society and gifts in kind. The project intended to capture the personal and intimate nature of Nouwen's life and works by interviewing people from Nouwen's extensive network of intellectuals, clerics, lay ministers and ordinary citizens including those from all socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, faiths and traditions who were influenced by Nouwen or influenced him. The interviews were meant to paint a multi-coloured canvas of Nouwen in his many roles and give us a perspective not available in his own writings. Further, the project was a contribution to the ongoing study of religious experience in the 20th century. The project had three specific goals:

  • Fill in historically significant gaps in the present record of Nouwen's life
  • Gain an understanding of why and how a man of such enormous contradictions touched the lives of so many people and drew criticisms of others
  • To give an opportunity for the wide variety of people who were impacted by Nouwen and who in turn contributed to his theological and pastoral vision to give expression to their experience and understanding

From these goals it is hoped this project would act as a resource for contemporary ministry and be an inspiration for ministers, teachers and lay people alike. Further, the project would compliment the writings of Henri Nouwen and the dozen or so newly published books that have explored his legacy since his death.

The interviews conducted for this project relate to four specific periods in Nouwen's life:

  • Early Seminary/University Years 1951-1964
  • Menniger and Notre Dame Years 1964-1967
  • Yale and Harvard Years 1971-1985
  • Final ten years at L'Arche Daybreak 1986-1987

The interviewees range in age, occupation and geographic location but all had a significant relationship with Nouwen at some point in his life. The methodology of the project involved asking each interviewee to spend 30-40 minutes of their interview naming the influences that formed them, their primary relationships, their mission/profession and how their life crossed with Nouwen's.

Over a 24 month period, 93 interviews were conducted, each averaging two hours in length, providing more than 180 hours of multi-textured content regarding Nouwen's theological vision and its impact. The interviewees also recount events of their personal lives and other significant influences unrelated to their relationship with Nouwen. The interviews took place all over North and South America, Europe and Asia and were documented in audio and/or video format. Some of the interviews have been transcribed and a hard copy and/or electronic copy of the transcription are available. Most the interviews and transcriptions are available in English while some are only available in Dutch.

Henri Nouwen Society

Nosyk scrapbook

This scrapbook documents Nosyk's career as an illustrator in the Department of Zoology. The scrapbook contain photographs, newspapers clippings, the cover and feature article about Nosyk that appeared in the Star Weekly for September 14 1957. Also includes examples of technical and cartoon drawings that she did for the department.

Irene Romana Nosyk fonds

  • UTA 1613
  • Fonds
  • ca 1957-1969

This fonds consists of 13 works of art depicting various zoological specimens. A series of 7 works of art are oil on canvas and framed. They are for the most part untitled works, depicting the origin of life, algae, and caterpillars, among others, and were originally produced for an exhibition in the late 1960s. An unframed series of 6 oil on canvas paintings were produced by the artist for the University’s new Zoology building which opened in 1965. They were not acquired by the Department and never exhibited in the building.
This accession also contains 14 digital photographs showing Irene Nosyk painting charts for the Department of Zoology as well as 43 digital scans of an original scrapbook documenting Nosyk's work at the University of Toronto.

Nosyk, Irene Romana

J. Edward Chamberlin Papers

Includes Lorna Goodison material such as drafts, proofs and notes for From Harvey River; early drafts of ‘Supplying Salt and Light/Oracabessa’; Travelling Mercies; By Love Possessed; drafts for unpublished ‘The Book of Amber’; Controlling the Silver; personal and professional correspondence, including Rex Nettleford, Derek Walcott and others; ink doodles and drawings within texts; appearances; photographs; “Run of poetry by Canadian Poets (each illustrated) in Saturday Night, January 1989 – January 1995. Poetry editor J. Edward Chamberlin”; and various other material related to the lives and work of Lorna Goodison and J. Edward Chamberlin

Goodison, Lorna

Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Papers

The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge fonds consists primarily of textual records that document the developmental phases and operation of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, and the administrative activities of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company Joint Board of Directors.

As these records document the lifespan of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge from conception to destruction, they also show the operational progress and administrative history of the conjoined bridge company and Board of Directors. Included is a large collection of handwritten letters and early telegram correspondence authored by and addressed to various members of the Joint Board of Directors, engineers, attorneys, and representatives from the Great Western Railroad Company and the New York, Lake Erie, and Western Railroad Company. Of note is the glut of professional correspondence between William Hamilton Merritt, Charles Brydges, William Swan, and various engineers involved with the concept, construction, and renewals of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, including Charles Ellet, Jr., Samuel Keefer, John Augustus Roebling, and Leffert Lefferts Buck.

The fonds also includes textual records that document financial and business transactions between the conjoined bridge company, engineers, and merchants. Many of the latter bear historical company letterheads and insignia, including those of the Detroit Bridge and Ironworks Co., the Hamilton Bridge and Tool Company, the First National Bank of Albion (NY), and the Grand Trunk and Great Western Railroads. Further records document the internal administration of the conjoined bridge company and the interactions of the Board of Directors and executives, including internal financial records, engineering drafts, and executive meeting reports. In the interest of provenance, a small amount of ephemeral material, including photographs, postcards, stamps, and miscellaneous correspondence addressed to Glenn C. Way of 1631 Niagara Avenue, Niagara Falls, New York (1902 -1917), Charles H. Stringer (Clifton Hotel Accountant) of 1259 Heywood Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, and c/o the Clifton Hotel (1902 -1931) is also maintained within the fonds.

Macpherson Family fonds

  • UTA 1513
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1992

Correspondence, diaries, greeting cards, photographs, lists of contents of library, obituaries, letters of condolence, and other material documenting the lives of Crawford Brough (C.B.) and Kathleen (Kay) Macpherson and the professional activities of C.B. Macpherson as professor of political science at the University of Toronto. B2019-0044 includes correspondence (1943-1954) documenting their courtship and the early years of their marriage.

Macpherson, C. B.

Bata Shoe Company Papers

Includes corporate files from the Canadian Bata Shoe Company (including correspondence;legal and financial records; product development, marketing and promotional files; technical and production-related files, and human resources files). The bulk of the material was created by the Canadian Bata company, however many records relate to several of the organization’s international outposts, including companies headed in Africa, India, Asia and Europe. The collection also includes press clippings and other publications
about the Bata Company and its historical significance. There
are also a
small number of Bata
family records, primarily for
Thomas J.

Sonja I. Bata,
Tomáš Baťa

and Marie Bata

Jo Beverley Papers

This accession of Jo Beverley’s papers includes manuscript drafts for A Lady’s Secret (2008), The Secret Wedding (2009), The Raven and the Rose (2014), The Viscount Needs a Wife (2016) and other writing drafts; research and other files for novels; promotional materials; correspondence; personal documents including drawings; memorabilia; contracts; royalties; audiobooks; and a USB hard drive containing thousands of files; and other material relating to her life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Research and other files relating to novels
  3. Promotional materials, reviews, book covers
  4. Correspondence
  5. Personal documents and memorabilia
  6. Contracts and royalties
  7. Audiovisual and other files

Jack Batten Papers

This collection contains papers and other documents pertaining to the work of Jack Batten, a Toronto-based writer and journalist..

Barbarian Press Papers

This accession consists of the manuscripts, illustrations, page proof sheets, correspondence and other editorial material for Barbarian Press books released between 2002 and 2005, including: Endgrain Editions Three: Peter Lazarov (2002), John Keats’ Eve of Saint Agnes (2003), Hoi Barbaroi: A Quarter Century at Barbarian Press (2004), Emily: Opposites Attract (2004), Carlo Toselli’s What is Time? (2004) and John Loney’s Gallipoli (2005). It also contains material for smaller, miscellanous Barbarian Press projects, including catalogues, wedding invitations and broadsheets.

Barbarian Press Papers

This gift contains Proofs and Design Drawings for C. Toselli’s Immobile correndo (Motionless in Motion) from proofs to deluxe edition, Crispin Elsted’s A Natural History of Surprise, Abigail Rorer’s Endgrain Editions Two, Arnold Shives’ Mountain Journal, and miscellaneous. There are also Proofs and Design Drawings for Founts and Circumstance and A Sloth of Bears,

Mary Burns Papers

Includes early writings and drafts of published and unpublished material, extensive research, personal and business correspondence, and other material related to her books and publications.

Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society Papers

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.

George Swede Papers

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

Lawrence Sherk Papers

This accession of Lawrence (Larry) Sherk’s papers includes early correspondence, travel, European horticultural materials, materials, photographic slides, and drafts of his book: 150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels (2016).

Contains series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Travel materials
  3. European horticultural materials
  4. Other slides
  5. Files for book: ‘150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels’

Maureen Hynes Papers

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

Tony Calzetta Papers

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).
Contains series:

  1. Peculiar Practices (2009)
  2. How God Talks in His Sleep And Other Fabulous Fictions by: Tony Calzetta and Leon
    Rooke (2009)

Frank Gould Shears Papers

Consists of material created or gathered by F.G. Shears in his capacity as the director of the Vancouver branch of the office of the Custodian of Enemy Property. The Vancouver office was established in 1942 following the attack on Pearl Harbor, with the special purpose of overseeing the seizure and, later, liquidation of assets of Japanese removed from the Pacific exclusion zone for internment. The office also helped with the administering of Japanese claims for remuneration in accordance with the findings of the Royal Commission, and Justice Henry Irving Bird, in 1950. The office was closed on March 31, 1952.

Eric Wright Papers

Includes, variously, drafts and edited drafts of published and unpublished works, correspondence, reviews, notes, and other material related to a number of short stories and the following novels: “The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn”, “A Likely Story”, “Finding Home”, “Dempsey’s Lodge”, and “The Land Mine” (1998-2015). Also includes business correspondence with, and royalty reports from publishers, correspondence and other materials related to a proposed film/television adaptation of “The Night the Gods Smiled”, a number of clippings of Wright’s short stories and essays that appeared in magazines and newspapers (including three translated stories from European publications), clippings of feature articles about or mentioning Wright from newspapers and magazines, and cassette tapes containing interviews with Wright and a 1985 CBC reading of “The Night the Gods Smiled” (1984-2015). This collection also includes some personal correspondence, fan mail, photographs, and memorabilia (193?-199?), personal/travel journals ranging between 1976 and 2010, and appointment calendars for 1991- 2015.

Eric Wright Papers

Drafts, manuscripts and correspondence related to the publication of Eric Wright's short stories and novels.

Derek Walcott Papers

Includes a script containing notes and extensive revisions of Ti-Jean and His Brothers; The Burial at Thebes script as performed on the Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland; The Prodigal various proofs; The Odyssey notes, drafts and correspondence; “For Elizabeth Hardwick” remembrance drafts; appearances and invitations; personal and professional correspondence; print; ephemera.

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