Wiles, R. M.
Researchers should note that the fonds is fragmentary and incomplete, focusing primarily on the business side of the company’s activities.
Copp Clark Company
The fonds covers details of the magazines production and editing, interviews, correspondence, administrative and financial information, plus photographs, sound recording and other media.
Canadian Fiction Magazine
Fonds consists of a recruitment letter dated 15 May 1915 looking for agents to sell and promote Bradley-Garretson publications. Along with the letter are the postmarked envelope and a return envelope, and three advertising supplements that accompanied the letter. One flyer promotes a publication detailing the sinking of the Lusitania. A second promotes a book entitled The World's Greatest War. The final large poster promotes the book Billy Sunday: The Man and His Message. These supplements were tools used by the agents to promote sales of these publications.
Bradley-Garretson Company Limited
The fonds consists of two series. One series contains correspondence, submissions, photographs (both used and not used) and issue files for Canada: An Historical Magazine. The other series contains microfilms of historical research materials that Gagan used for his book, Hopeful Travellers: Families, Land and Social Change in Mid-Victorian Peel County, Canada West (c 1981). The microfilms include: Canada West census for Peel and Oxford counties, 1851; Ontario census for Peel and Cardwell counties, 1871; Peel County, Chinguacousy township, copy books of deeds, Vols. 1-13, 1820-1877; Toronto township., Vols. 1-9, 1807-1871; Toronto, Gore, Albion, and Caledon townships, abstract index of deeds, villages and farms; Brampton School Board minutes, 1873-1875; Chinguacousy township council minutes book, 1858-1867 and 1875-1887; Caledon township council minutes, 1861-1869 and 1873-1906; Caledon township Board of Health minutes, 1884-1894; Toronto township council minute books, 1844-1854 and 1873-1887; Toronto Gore township council minutes, 1857-1861, 1871-1881, 1882-1895; Mould Board Association minutes, 1888-1892; marriage registers undated; Peel county wills, 1867-. Several of the microfilms are not identified. One reel of microfilm, Denison and John A. Macdonald papers are related to the magazine.
Gagan, David Paul
This collection consists of the following audio recordings of Dianne Woodman’s interviews with leading figures in Canadian publishing.
The fonds consists of business and administrative papers for the company, including manuscripts, correspondence, editorial decisions and promotion. It also includes files related to the Belford Distributing Company Ltd.
Book Society of Canada Ltd.
This collection consists of taped interviews, some with transcripts, of interviews done by Alan O'Connor notes, correspondence, and draft copy of his report "Real Live Type", 1985.
Toronto Typographical Union
The fonds contains: correspondence; poetry and other writing; personal material, business material; photographs; promotional material; and other material.
Gervais, C.H. (Charles Henry)
The fonds consists of business records of the Garamond Press.
Garamond Press Ltd.
The fonds contains administrative and editorial files, including: correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, contracts, marketing plans, cost sheets, business papers, and other material.
Key Porter Books
The fonds consists of printed and signed ephemera issued in various series. A few leaflets and pamphlets were issued in the preliminary or "Zero Series", most of them in extremely limited runs (as few as five in some cases). The main series also began in 1979, and as of mid-1983 the press had issued over 200 items. The majority of these are small in format and the runs vary from 25 to 200. Most are printed with rubber stamps, but typesetting and photocopying are also used occasionally. There have been many accruals to the fonds, beginning in 1983 and ending in 2000.
Curvd H&z Press
There have been twelve accruals. The first accrual (1987 acc.) consists of correspondence, arranged alphabetically, 1983-84; appointment books and day files, 1952-1986; private files, 1951-1964; administration, 1963-1985; editorial (includes author files), 1966-1982; finance, 1965-1984; marketing, 1961-1984; business files, 1963-1978. Boxes A-I, followed by Boxes 1-23, 23a and 23b.
The second accrual (09-1988) consists of materials which had been kept in McClelland's home in Kleinburg, Ont. It has been arranged as follows: personal, 1957-1987 (includes day files for 1967 and 1986-1987, correspondence, photographs, vacations); general business correspondence, 1954-1986 (includes author files); administration, 1904-1985; editorial, 1922-1986 (includes author files); financial, 1910-1986; marketing, 1940-1986; subsidiaries and agencies, 1921-1985; news clippings; awards, plaques and memorabilia, 1939-1985. Boxes 24-41.
The third accrual (03-1991) partly contains materials relating to Jack McClelland and Associates. It was been arranged as follows: literary agency client files, 1987-1990; literary agent day books, 1987-1989; correspondence concerning projected anthology, 1989; speeches and organizations, 1984-1990; Seal/Bantam correspondence, 1983-1989; Roloff Beny estate, 1978-1990; McClelland and Stewart material (includes photographs, correspondence and a manuscript), 1921-1989; personal--school, war service and family, ca. 1920-1989; personal--correspondence; personal--financial, 1952-1989; personal--realia. Boxes 42-57.
The fourth accrual (45-1992) concerns his agency and the Roloff Beny Foundation. It has been arranged as follows: administrative, 1988-1991; business; correspondence, general and author, arranged alphabetically; Roloff Beny, 1987-1992. Boxes 58-65.
The fifth accrual (20-1993 acc.) concerns his agency. It has been arranged as follows: speeches, manuscripts and personal materials, 1989-1993; personal correspondence (includes day books for 1990-1992), 1990-1993; financial and correspondence, 1989-1992; Roloff Beny Foundation, 1984-1993; author and publishing correspondence, 1988-1992. Boxes 66-74.
The sixth accrual (15-1994). Only a small amount of this material concerns the agency. It has been arranged as follows: personal files arranged alphabetically by subject (includes day books for 1992 and 1993 and manuscripts), 1992-1994; correspondence, arranged alphabetically, 1992-1994; Roloff Beny Foundation/Estate, 1984-1994. Boxes 75-78.
The seventh accrual (56-1995) has been arranged as follows: general and family correspondence, 1991-1995; book manuscripts received; writings (includes day book entries and manuscripts), 1989-1995; Roloff Beny Foundation/Estate, 1991-1995; financial, 1977-1995. Boxes 79-84.
The eighth accrual (35-1996) has been arranged as follows: literary and general correspondence, 1994-1996; writings, day book, memoirs; Roloff Beny Foundation/Estate, 1994-1996; financial, 1987-1996. Box 85.
The ninth accrual (38-1997) has been arranged as follows: correspondence, 1995-1997; news clippings, 1996; Roloff Beny Estate/Foundation,; day calendar sheets, 1996-1997; household accounts book, 1981-1985. Box 86.
The tenth accrual (09-2006) consists of correspondence, writings, financial, legal and personal documents, writing by others and printed materials (catalogues). Boxes 87-88.
The eleventh accrual (41-2007) consists of writings (mainly his memoir), correspondence, legal and personal documents, royalties, writings by others and printed materials.
The twelfth accrual (29-2008) is the Coat of Many Authors.
McClelland and Stewart Ltd.
The fonds is mainly concerned with the writing of The Perilous Trade.
The fonds contains: executive, editorial, trade, education, rights and permissions, production, promotion, translations, and miscellanea.
Clarke, Irwin and Company Limited
The fonds consists of material created during Farr’s career. The McGill University Press material includes the initial proposal document, newspaper clippings, early design prototypes, and graphic materials produced by the press (page proofs, invitations, greeting cards, prints of R.D. Wilson artwork). The Ryerson Press material includes two logo blocks (publisher’s device), newspaper clippings, and various administrative files. Also included in the fonds: correspondence with Marsh Jeanneret, Donald Sutherland, Dick Wilson and W.H. Clarke from Clarke, Irwin & Co. Ltd.; photographs; an unpublished manuscript entitled The Crooked Axe: A Lighthearted Sketch of Canadian History to 1900 written by Farr in 2008 (unpublished at time of this description), and a copy of The Living Past of Montreal, McGill University Press, 1964, drawn by R.D. Wilson, described by Eric McLean.
There have been two accruals. The fonds consists entirely of Canadian authors, including among others, in the first accrual, Bliss Carman, Blodwen Davies, Philip Freund, John Murray Gibbon, Grey Owl, W. G. Hardy, Stephen Leacock and Martha Ostenso. The second accrual mainly consists of Muriel Denison.
Dodd, Mead & Company