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Don Lake fonds

  • RC0044
  • Fondo
  • 1974-1976

The fonds consists of one folder of correspondence. The correspondence concerns the formation of the Toronto chapter of the Independent Socialists, highlights some of the activities of the Vancouver chapter, including an expulsion, and discusses the distribution of literature, particularly information about the plight of workers in Portugal. Relationships between British, Irish, Australian, American and Canadian chapters and their beliefs are outlined. Correspondents include Jeff Rose, Kit Lyons and Merry Philbin. Don Lake's early contact name in correspondence was David Gordon.

Lake, Don

Tools for Peace. Branch office (Hamilton, Ont.) fonds

  • RC0116
  • Fondo
  • 1986-1995

The fonds consists of three accruals of correspondence, minute books, financial statements, news releases, circulars, contact lists and issues of Hamilton Area Tools for Peace and Tools for Peace News.

Tools for Peace

Angela Davis collection

  • RC0264
  • Colección
  • 1971-1972

The collection consists of printed materials issued by various committees organized to free Angela Davis in Canada, the United States and Britain, including leaflets, news letters, petitions, posters, and statements, some of them written by Davis, as well as articles about her. The audio materials contain an interview with Davis by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Davis, Angela Yvonne

Ontario Council of University Libraries : Council of Ontario Universities collection

  • RC0269
  • Colección
  • 1972-1981

The collection consists of minutes, project and committee files, collections development policy correspondence. There is one colour photograph of a group of people including Graham R. Hill, McMaster University Librarian. There is a b&w photograph of Hill with Margaret Beckman and Anne Woodsworth re their join Michelangelo purchase in October 1981.

Ontario Council of University Libraries.

William Canniff collection

  • RC0294
  • Colección
  • 1869

The collection consists of a disbound copy of the History of the Settlement of Upper Canada (Toronto: 1969) with corrections and revisions. Pages 52-64, 250-252, and 272 are missing. This was presumably used as the setting copy for the revised edition of the book, which was published in 1872 as the History of the Province of Ontario.

Canniff, William

Royal Arch Masons of Canada. McKay Chapter, No. 243 (Stoney Creek, Ontario) fonds.

  • RC0314
  • Fondo
  • 1923-1974

Fonds consists of three minute books: 5 December 1923-2 December 1931 (298 pp); 6 January 1931-13 November 1944 (299 pp. plus insertions); 9 October 1963-11 December 1974 (292 pp. plus insertions). The insertions in the 1931-1944 volume include a history of the chapter, transcripts of a petition and a warrant application.

Royal Arch Masons of Canada

World War, 1939-1945, British War Despatches and Casualty Lists collection

  • RC0334
  • Colección
  • 1939-1945

The collection consists of communications from the War Office and other agencies during and after World War II. Box 1 contains a selection of British War despatches detailing troop movements and battle outcomes. These range from roughly mid-1941 to late-1942. Box 2 contains miscellaneous materials, including British casualty lists, special army orders, army council instructions, translated versions of the Fuehrer Conferences on Naval Affairs (from 1939-42, and 1944), documents from the Civil Aeronautics Administration exploring the state of the post-war British aviation industry, and a collection of radar bulletins from 1945. Several print periodicals are also included, such as the Egyptian Mail and the Supplement to the London Gazette. Finally, box 2 also contains numerous miscellaneous materials, ranging from items published by the British Ministry of Information during wartime to Air Ministry publications from during and after the war. Wherever possible, copies have been made of some of the more illegible material in an attempt to preserve readability.

International postcard collection

  • RC0343
  • Colección
  • [188-?]-[195-?]

This collection of international postcards was pieced together by Morris Norman, a Toronto chartered accountant and notable collector of Canadiana, over a period of 30 years. The cards were purchased by Mr. Norman from postcard and antiquarian dealers.

There have been four accruals. The first accrual (46-2008) has been arranged primarily by country. In certain cases it was not possible to discern a geographic or national point of origin: ephemera, 224 cards; France and Germany, 152; miscellaneous, 557 cards; other foreign, 106 cards; USA and Mexico, 241; UK and Ireland, 459, totallying ca. 1,639 cards. The second accrual (50-2008) has been arranged as follows: France and Germany, 4 cards ; other foreign, 12 cards ; USA and Mexico, 20 cards; UK and Ireland, 22 cards; uncategorized, 8 cards, totalling 67 cards. The third accrual (11-2010) has been arranged as follows: ephemera, 7 cards; France and Germany, 9 cards; other foreign, 4 cards; USA and Mexico, 22 cards; UK and Ireland, 38 cards, totalling 80 cards. The fourth accrual (2011-43) has been arranged as follows: Australia, 1 card; Austria, Italy, German, Switzerlands, 20 cards; France (North America), 1 card; German origin, 2 cards; Ireland, 1 card; Mexico, 1 card, Spain, 1 card; U.K., 23 cards; U.S.A., 28 cards, totalling 78 cards. This arrangement is a preliminary one, and the postcards may be re-arranged upon further examination.

Robert Percy Wright fonds

  • RC0394
  • Fondo
  • 1915-1918

The fonds consists of three bound journals. Each journal is brown, stamped "Army Book 152. Correspondence Book. (Field Service)". The first journal contains entries from 15 May 1915 to 31 October 1915, as well as a spoof on Genesis from the Bible, some camp and other maps and drawings, and a biographical sketch of Wright written by himself including a long list of his athletic achievements. The second journal contains entries from 14 November [1915] to 30 August [1916], a list of his military leaves, maps, and one loose sheet of paper dated 13 June 1916. Wright was by then a Lieut.-Colonel. The third journal contains entries from 1 September 1916 to Saturday [2 December 1916] including some maps. Wright was stationed at the Vadencourt Chateau, and the third journal includes a building plan sketch and a map of the camp. The first journal is written entirely in ink; the other two journals are in ink and pencil. The journal entries begin with a weather description as does his official war diary. The fonds also contains Wright's official War Diary as A.D.M.S, 1st Canadian Division from 1 January 1918 to 31 December 1918. The diary is black and stamped "War Diary 1918". Each typewritten entry (except for the first few) has been initialled by Wright. In addition to the typewritten entries, the diary contains mimeographed orders, typewritten and mimeographed correspondence, maps and diagrams. There are 139 typed pages, 157 folio pages, and 10 maps.

Wright, Robert Percy

Walter M. Lowney Company of Canada collection

  • RC0401
  • Colección
  • 1926-1952

The collection consists of the following: 12 price lists (1926-1937), 5 dinner programmes primarily for company executives (1928-1952), 1 b&w photograph of company executives (1938), 2 product packages pamphlets, a salesmen’s convention pamphlet (1924), a b&w photograph of a display of company products, 1 letter (1940), and a poster for Lowney’s Husky Brazil chocolate bar.

Walter M. Lowney Company of Canada

German Army collection

  • RC0404
  • Colección
  • 1940

The album contains b& w photographs which depict armoured forces, including tanks, in the field. The creator of the album is not known. The pages are captioned in German and dated. The album begins with the crossing of the Mass River on 15 June 1940. War scenes in Belgium, France and Holland are depicted as well as soldiers relaxing. There are photographs of English, French and German graves. There is one photograph of prisoners. There are also some photographs back in the homeland. A listing of the German captions into English has been prepared by archival staff.

Everett James Case fonds

  • RC0496
  • Fondo
  • [188?-1973]

The collection consists of catalogue information for an archaeological collection, photographs, and research materials.

Case, Everett James

Opal L. Nations collection

  • RC0528
  • Colección
  • 1974-1975

The collection consists of letters written by Nations to Beth Jankola when Nations was living in Vancouver and running Strange Faeces. There are three letters, 1974-75, with enclosures. The enclosures consist of printed notices re poetry and other readings. Also in the collection: a play “Patients, Patients” by Dannnie Loreno and two printed poems by Brad Chisholm, 1975.

Nations, Opal L.

HMS Carnarvon Fonds

  • Fondo
  • 1914-1915

There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of two night order books, 1914-1915, 166 pages and 1915, 161 pages. The second accrual consists of a bound notebook (40 pages) containing a memoir written by George H.J. Hanks who was a Sick Bay Attendant on the Carnarvon. It was written in 1915 in Montreal while the ship was undergoing repairs and contains an extract from the ship's log for the Battle of Falkland Islands (p. 40). The fonds is supplemented by a transcript of the diary prepared by Robert K. Hanks, available in hard copy and on a CD. It includes additional documentation, including profiles of opposing fleets and maps

HMS Carnarvon

Shipboard engines fonds

  • RC0545
  • Fondo
  • [1914-1916]

Fonds consists of a notebook on shipboard engines kept by unidentified person, 172 p. with diagrams. The notebook begins with "Working and Installing Boldiners Crude Oil Engines". At the end of the notebook, the note-keeper turned it over and began a new section titled "Notes on Starting Running and Maintenance of Bon-Accord Paraffin Engine Pumping Set".

Richard Parr

  • RC0547
  • Fondo
  • 1914-1915

The fonds consists of Parr's journal, a bound manuscript, 90 pages in length. The first entry in the first section is 2 Aug. [1914] when he leaves home. The next day he boarded HMS Canopus. The last dated entry is 8 June [1915] which notes orders to proceed to Malta. The next section, titled "Our Food Supply" covers the same time period. The third section contains some reflections on the ship's officers.

Parr, Richard

Pigeon Service Message

  • RC0550
  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1918

The message notifies Headquarters, RGA, of a successful attack by the 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Daniel William Fraser fonds

  • RC0561
  • Fondo
  • 1916-1919

The fonds consists of his Officer's record of service book, his certificate of service, his war service badge certicate, invitations and correspondence, including a letter of 8th October 1917 setting out in detail the tasks performed by the 6th Canadian Railway Troops.

Fraser, Daniel William

Marion S. Simpson fonds

  • RC0563
  • Fondo
  • 1916-1918

The fonds consists of fourteen letters written by soldiers in appreciation of the gifts sent to them as well as one b&w photograph.

Simpson, Marion S.

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