Showing 999 results

Archival description
Advanced search options
Print preview View:

Arnold family fonds

  • RC0392
  • Fonds
  • [193-]

The fonds consists of photographs taken by family members as well as postcards. There are two postcards sent to Mr. and Mrs. L. Arnold by their son or daughter, from Montreal and Maine in 1931, which contain messages. Members of the Arnold family travelled to the National Air races in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932. They also took photographs of Wiley Hardeman Post (1898-1935; the first pilot to fly solo around the world) who visited Kitchener, Ont. with his plane, the “Winnie Mae”. Their vacations took them to Quebec, the Maritimes, and Northern Ontario where they visited the Hollinger Mine, as well as the eastern seaboard and the midwest in the United States. Family members also documented a train derailment in Breslau in 1936 as well as an ice storm in 1930. The photographs have been removed from their original albums pages – there was no cover.

Arnold family

Arthur Garner collection

  • RC0546
  • Collection
  • 1918-1974

The collection consists of Garner’s war medals, a Sapper’s Association pin, a copy of his discharge papers and a letter regarding the headstone for his grave from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Garner, Arthur

Arthur McGinnis letters

  • RC0728
  • Collection
  • 1918-1919

This collection consists of thirteen letters written from England, France, and Belgium. In addition to the letters, is a brief summary of each letter provided by the collector. McGinnis mentions getting the mumps, wounded by shrapnel, and gassed in his letters, among other things.

McGinnis, Arthur

Arthur N. Bourns fonds

  • RC0131
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1972

The fonds consists predominantly of correspondence.

Bourns, Arthur N.

Arthur Stanley Bourinot photograph

  • RC0812
  • Item
  • 1896

The item consists of a signed photograph mounted on cardboard: b&w; 14 × 9.7 cm. The photograph is of Bourinot at the age of two years and seven months. The photographer is: Toplay, 132 Sparks St., Ottawa.

Bourinot, Arthur Stanley

Arthur Stringer collection

  • RC0719
  • Collection
  • 1874-1950

This collection (19-1997) consists primarily of 32 letters, 3 post cards, 2 cards, and other enclosures written by Arthur Stringer and addressed to Mary Belle Edmonds, a school teacher from St. Thomas, Ontario. They first met in 1933 on the Newfoundland-Labrador boat cruise.

Stringer, Arthur

Artwork: paintings, drawings, caricatures, sculptures and other material

Series consists of original artwork (paintings, drawings, caricatures, sculptures and other material) owned by Russell and his family, as well as items—including copies--acquired from other sources. While Russell is the subject of most of the artwork, some items focus on other individuals as well as various events or places. Includes items acquired as part of Russell Archives 1 and 2, as well as more recent acquisitions (Russell Archives 3).

Astrology and cosmology / Family history

  • MS111
  • Item
  • 13-?

Persian manuscript written in black and with illustrations in red ink. It is the work of a scholar. It possibly dates from the 14th century. It contains astrological and cosmological charts and diagrams of stars, moon, suns, and the seasons, giving the auspicious times for prayer. It gives the auspicious times for prayer and also mentions the name of an Emperor Jalaludin Mallik. The manuscript is incomplete: beginning and end pages are missing, as well as portions of pages are excised.

On the front fly leaf, there is writing in a different and unsophisticated hand, unrelated to the main manuscript. It relates some family history and is written in Persian with two words in Arabic. There is a number, 782, at the top of this page. If it is a year, it also dates back to the 14th cebtury.

Austin Clarke fonds

  • RC0031
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2013

The fonds consists of: manuscripts, correspondence, personal files, Barbados, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, teaching and audio tapes, material related to Survivors of the Crossing and material on the election campaign of 1977, material relating to The Ontario Film Review Board, unpublished novels, notebook and material received, periodicals, research files, invitations, tape recordings, articles, and other material

Clarke, Austin

B.A.W. Jackson fonds

  • RC0324
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1976

The fonds (accession 23-2000) consists of administrative files and correspondence with the speakers who participated in the Shakespeare Seminar held at the Stratford Festival (Stratford, Ont.) between 1961 and 1976. Sponsored by a consortium of Canadian Universities, the Shakespeare Seminar was organized by the Department of Extension at McMaster University under Jackson's directions. The speakers include Shakespearian scholars (e.g. F.W. Bateson, L.C. Knights, and J.F. Kermode), critics and celebrities (e.g. Anthony Burgess, Robertson Davies and Northrop Frye), and actors and directors (e.g. Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Robin Phillips, and William Hutt).

Jackson, B. A. W.

BRPF: Branch offices

Series consists largely of correspondence with BRPF's international branches and also contains specific files pertaining to conference preparation, drafts of bulletins, and correspondence with branch directors and advisers. Includes typescript copies of Russell's and his staff's outgoing correspondence.

The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “There are ... files dealing specifically with conferences sponsored, the Foundation’s directors and advisers, its executive officers (Christopher Farley and Ralph Schoenman), and efforts to win the Nobel Peace Prize for Russell. In one file (London School of Economics meeting, 1965) there is a reading text in Edith Russell’s hand of Russell’s speech entitled “The Labour Party’s Foreign Policy”. In another there is the Foundation Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 1 (February 1960), with various pre-publication versions. The contents of the files are listed [in the print finding aid] on the basis of the first appearance of a given correspondent in a given file."

BRPF: British Council for Peace in Vietnam

The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “The BCPV campaigned more for a negotiated settlement in the Vietnam War than for outright victory on behalf of the National Liberation Front. A chief correspondent for the BCPV was Fenner, Lord Brockway, who, with Russell, had opposed the First World War. He and Russell had some sharp disagreements over policy.” The finding aid also lists the names Amicia M. Young, Dick Nettleton, and Barbara Haq.

Includes circulars inviting involvement in the council, event adverts, a bulletin, and correspondence between Russell and other BRPF members regarding the possible collaboration of the BRPF and the BCPV. The correspondence also contains disagreements on topics such as the International War Crimes Tribunal and policy for opposition of the Vietnam War. Letters from Russell and his staff are typescript copies.

BRPF: British-Vietnam Committee

The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “This Committee's interest in the Vietnam War predated Russell's, and it appears from the first letters that Russell was stimulated into making his first public statement on the question by the Committee's Bulletin. The correspondence was regularly with the Committee's Honorary Secretary, Hilda Vernon.”

Includes essays, leaflets, circulars, bulletins and correspondence relating to the Vietnam War. Letters from Russell and his staff are typescript copies.

BRPF: Civil rights

Series consists of correspondence relating to political prisoners and Soviet Jews, as well as an array of other printed materials such as reports, case files, Russell's statements and typescript copies of his articles, etc. There are a number of files dedicated to the USA (e.g., the Kennedy Assassination), and a file relating to the Morton Sobell case. Letters from Russell and his staff are typescript copies.

The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “This grouping of files overlaps somewhat with [series] 330 in that it contains papers dealing with both Soviet Jews (who wished to leave the USSR) and Soviet political prisoners. Many of the latter were also Jewish. These files, and especially those dealing with the United States, contain many statements by Russell and even typescripts of articles as early as “Using Beelzebub to Cast Out Satan”, published in the Manchester Guardian on 30 October 1951. There is also considerable printed material."

BRPF: Financial correspondence relating to politics

Series consists of correspondence acknowledging financial gifts from donors and some correspondence with individuals approached to sponsor the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. Also includes some business correspondence relating to the BRPF's activities, e.g., rates of payment for telephone service. Letters from Russell and his staff are typescript copies.

The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “The BRPF was financed partly through donations and partly through Russell’s own resources. The former were very important to the BRPF, as they were a demonstration of popular support for the Foundation’s work. Such correspondence begins, however, in 1962, when Russell’s political work first received the financial support of others interested in it. The [series] also includes business correspondence on topics such as Russell’s frequently interrupted telephone service."

BRPF: General correspondence

Series consists of petitions for political prisoners, requests for Russell to contribute writings to various kinds of publications, and inquiries about his philosophical writings, among other topics; replies (typescript copies) are from Russell, Edith Russell, or his staff. Also includes correspondence with individuals approached for the purpose sponsoring and/or becoming a member of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. The series was acquired as part of Archives 1.

BRPF: General political correspondence

Series consists of correspondence with individuals known and unknown to Russell as well as with various campaigns with aims similar to those of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. Correspondents include Cyrus Eaton, an American businessman and philanthropist who was a sponsor of the Pugwash Conferences, as well as organizations such as the Committee on Science and Freedom, the British Peace Committee, the British "Who Killed Kennedy?" Committee, etc. Also accompanying some letters are printed materials, such as news clippings, flyers, circular letters, off prints, newsletters, etc. Letters from Russell and his staff are typescript copies.

The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “The chief criteria used in forming this [series] were the independence of the correspondents from governmental bodies, and their independence from the specific campaign organizations with which Russell was involved. Russell’s messages to demonstrations are often included in the contents."

BRPF: Miscellaneous politics

Series consists of correspondence relating to a variety of global events, affairs, and campaigns. Letters from Russell and his staff are typescript copies.

The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “This [series] contains a variety of specific files that do not fit well into any other political classification. The files [range] from the Cuban Missile Crisis to correspondence in the India file from 1970. Some files concern specific campaigns such as the South East Asia Appeal or the Committee of 100. The first file reveals an unsuccessful attempt at fund-raising through the offer of the use of Bertrand and Edith Russell’s names on commercial products."

BRPF: Political prisoners

Series consists of correspondence with heads of state and foreign governments, with individuals concerned about certain political prisoners, and letters to editors. The correspondence reveals Russell's staunch advocacy for political prisoners across the world. Letters from Russell and his staff are typescript copies.

The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “This [series] reflects the concern of Russell and the Peace Foundation to free political prisoners, whatever their nationality. Of necessity many of the negotiations with foreign governments had to be conducted with the strictest secrecy. The frequent successes could not be publicized, but the background to each can be ascertained in these files. The files are catalogued [in the print finding aid] on the basis of the first appearance of a given correspondent in a given file. It is only in these files that we learn of Russell’s connections with certain organizations—e.g., his honorary presidency of the Spanish Workers Defence Committee. Public statements and messages are also to be found here."

Results 61 to 80 of 999