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Canadian Textile and Chemical Union strike collection

  • RC0150
  • Collection
  • 1973

There have been two accruals of photographs taken by Janice Acton which mainly depict arrests by the police using force. The first accrual consists of 18 b&w photographs. Three photographs are dated: 12 November, 14 November, and 23 November [1973]. The second accrual consists of 35 b&w photographs as well as 13 strips of negatives.

Canadian Textile and Chemical Union

Robert Allen ("Bob") Jaggard collection

  • RC0165
  • Collection
  • 1972-1994

The documents in this collection were gathered by Robert Kristofferson for a biography about Mr. Jaggard, The Bob Jaggard Story. They concern Jaggard's involvement with his union and the labour movement, politics, and local causes and consist of correspondence, news clippings, an incomplete court transcripts. Most of the documents are photocopies.

Jaggard, Robert Allen

Hamilton Spectator collection

  • RC0169
  • Collection
  • 1922-1961

The collection consists of 4 letters addressed to William Mullis, editor, The Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, Ont. and 1 letter to T. W. D. Farmer, editor, The Hamilton Spectator. The letters are from Rt. Hon. Arthur Meighen (1874-1960), Prime Minister of Canada, 1920-1921 and 1926; Vincent Massey (1887-1967), Governor-General of Canada, 1952-1959; John Hylan, Mayor of New York city; and William Maxwell Aitken, Baron Beaverbrook (1879-1964). There is also an autograph by Arthur Meighen.

Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Spectator WWII Photograph Collection

  • RC0169
  • Collection
  • 1924-1975

The collection consists primarily of b&w photographs syndicated in North American newspapers during World War II. The collection was assembled by Cecil Williams, the librarian at the Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton Spectator

Lynn R. Williams collection

  • RC0172
  • Collection
  • 1947-1955

The collection consists of correspondence, manuals, minutes, and broadcast scripts related to the unionization drives at Eaton's and Smith's Department Stores.

The story of the campaign to organize Eaton's is told by Eileen Sufrin in The Eaton Drive: The Campaign to Organize Canada's Largest Department Store, 1948 to 1952. She was one of the organizers and her book is based on her memories plus archival material that she gathered from institutions in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Williams, Lynn R.

Powys family collection

  • RC0182
  • Collection
  • 1916-2003

The collection consists of two accruals. The first accrual consists of correspondence and publications by the brothers as well as publications about them. The accrual has been arranged into the following series: John Cowper Powys; Theodore Francis Powys; Llewelyn Powys; Writings by A.R. Powys; Writings about the Powys family and their works; Periodicals. The second accrual consists of two items, an autograph letter and postcard written by Llewelyn Powys.

Powys family

Eric Bick collection

  • RC0186
  • Collection
  • 1898-1998

This collection includes publications, archival documents and stamps relating to Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and Judaica.

Jacobean to Edwardian manuscript letters collection

  • RC0189
  • Collection
  • 1686-1905

This artificial collection consists of five sub-collections, each containing letters and associated materials from the Jacobean to Edwardian eras. They consist of a petition to the king of England, a letter from a minister in the French Imperial government, letters concerning mathematical calculations, and personal letters.

Ballooning collection

  • RC0190
  • Collection
  • 1784-1956

This collection consists of a variety of artifacts (a coin token, brass and wooden boxes), a barometer, illustrations and art, books, cards, and ephemera about ballooning from the late eighteenth century to the first decades of the twentieth century.

H. G. Wells collection

  • RC0191
  • Collection
  • 191?-1943

There have been several accruals. The collection consists of correspondence, mainly to Sir Newman Flower, manuscripts and typescripts. The manuscripts include Mr. Britling Sees It Through, which was published in 1916. There is also correspondence to Seigfried Sassoon. There is a one page memoir of Wells by one of his secretaries, Winnifred Classey. The collection also consists of an extensive holding of periodicals containing articles by and about Wells.

Wells, H. G.

Giuseppe Buonamici collection

  • RC0200
  • Collection
  • 1869-1935

Collection consists of correspondence with Hans von Bülow and several others. Photograph is of Buonamici; engraving is of von Bülow.

Buonamici, Giuseppe

Virginia Woolf collection

  • RC0204
  • Collection
  • 1879-[1977]

The collection consists of correspondence with John Lehmann, Roger Senhouse, Dora Carrington, and others; photographs taken by Lady Ottoline Morrell at Garsington, and other items. There are also two letters written by Sir Leslie Stephen to Mrs. Holman Hunt and one letter from E. M. Forster to Mr. Roberts. The collection also contained George Spater's book collection which has been catalogued.

Woolf, Virginia

Iris Murdoch collection

  • RC0209
  • Collection
  • 1940-1989

The collection consists of a few pieces of correspondence, ephemera, and serials containing articles by and about Murdoch. It is a small adjunct to the main book collection of over 400 books and translations by and about Murdoch.

Murdoch, Iris

Richard Outram and Barbara Howard collection

  • RC0212
  • Collection
  • 1970-2005

The collection consists of correspondence, poetry, and Gauntlet Press broadsheets, sent to Christina Duff Stewart by Richard Outram and Barbara Howard. There are also various printed items collected by Stewart about the couple. The collection also includes books, catalogued for Archives and Research Collections.

Outram, Richard Daley

Communist pamphlets collection

  • RC0213
  • Collection
  • 1901-1969

This collection contains uncatalogued pamphlets pertaining to communism, socialism, and class struggle. The pamphlets are global in scope, although they are all in English unless otherwise noted. The bulk of the collection originates from China and Soviet Russia during the post-WWII period, although Cuba and Britain are strongly represented as well. These materials include a selection of translated speeches from Mao Zedong, as well as Joseph Stalin, Vyacheslav Molotov, and other prominent Soviet policy-makers from the era. Also included within the collection are Cuban communist pamphlets from the late 1950s. These documents are comprised of anti-American tracts, pro-revolutionary materials, and a small number of Fidel Castro’s speeches. Some of the Cuban material is only available in French. In addition, there is a small selection of pamphlets published in Britain during the late 1930s and early 1940s concerning class struggle and working conditions for labourers, as well as numerous pamphlets exploring Argentina’s May Revolution of 1810 against Spain. The rest of the collection is composed of miscellaneous pamphlets and publications relating to communism, Marxism or Leninism, civil rights and women's rights.

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation collection

  • RC0215
  • Collection
  • 1933-1955

The fonds includes records from the founding of the party to its succession by the New Democratic Party.

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

Ontario Woodsworth Memorial Foundation

  • RC0216
  • Collection
  • 1950-1968

The collection includes annual meeting minutes, Board of Directors minutes and statements, committee meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets, and other materials including documents concerning Exchange for Political Ideals in Canada, (Epic), a society sponsored by OWMF.

Ontario Woodsworth Memorial Foundation

Canadian student social and political organizations collection

  • RC0217
  • Collection
  • [ca.1968]-[1977]

The collection consists of printed materials issued by a large number of organizations, mainly student groups, although organized labour and women's groups are also represented in the collection. There is only a small amount of material for each organization, usually one file. The collection is supplemented by an uncatalogued pamphlet collection which also includes some international pamphlets. There are also a small number of button badges and some posters. Note: student organizations at McMaster University are part of the McMaster University fonds.

Cigar label collection

  • RC0226
  • Collection
  • 1889-2007

This collection consists primarily of illustrative labels from cigar boxes manufactured by cigar companies in the United States in the last decade of the nineteenth century when cigar companies became aware of the importance of advertising their products to a large number of discriminating cigar smokers. The major companies were: Geo. S. Harris & Sons, Lith. Phila.; L.E. Neumann & Co.; Schumacher & Ettinger N.Y.; and Schmidt & Co. With regard to Canadian cigar companies, Adam Beck. London Ont. is represented, and there is also a box lid from Joseph Winterhalt of Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont. The labels were lithographed with original designs and often patriotic motifs: young women, historical figures, heroes of battles, native people, sports and leisure, Cuba and the Caribbean, and events of the day. For more information on the manufacture of cigar labels and their collecting, see Mark Trout’s “Essential Background Information for the Collector of Cigar-Label Art” in the 2007 edition of The Price Guide Book of Cigar Label Art.

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