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Canadian company catalogues collection

  • RC0068
  • Collection
  • 1865-1972

This collection consists of company catalogues produced by Canadian firms. The catalogues are mainly from manufacturing companies, although there is one for cattle and there are some retailers. Products manufactured vary greatly from clothing to bicycles, doors, and steam power equipment. Retailers include Birks and Eaton's.

Canadian emigration collection

  • RC0813
  • Collection
  • 1910-1911

Posters and leaflets in the collection encourage people to emigrate to Canada.

Canadian labour collection

  • RC0491
  • Collection
  • 1848-1996

The collection consists of various items relating to Labour history.

  • Tie has drawing of a man in chains with the caption: Repeal Taft Hartley Law.
  • Three audio discs were produced for the Canada Department of Labour by the National Film Board of Canada. Their titles are: Technical and Vocational - - -Training in Canada, Unemployment Insurance in Canada, Labour Management in a Changing World. They are for use with filmstrips which are not extant. One audio disc was issued by the Canada Department of Labour. Its title is: Better Together, Main dans La Main.
  • B&w group photograph of Ontario Independent Labour Convention, 1922.
  • B&w (15) and col. (8) photographs, col. slides (9) of an unidentifed strike relating to Branch 551. One sign reads "Fuddle Duddle Trudeau"; mimeographed material re a strike at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in 1962.
  • "Working Men's Association Tracts, The People Charter, 1848"
  • Letter from the Ancient Order of United Workmen (A.O.U.W.) Grand Lodge of Ontario, 27 October 1897.
  • Two oversize photographs of employees taken in front of a factory, possibly the B. Greening Wire Co. Ltd. in Hamilton, Ont.

Second accrual: Three photographs (50-2008): Men, horses and a wagon outside a mine, ca. 1910; Delegates to the Ontario Provincial Conference of Typographical Unions, St. Thomas, Ontario, 26 May 1914; Workers in front of Taylor-Forbes Ltd., a radiator foundry, Guelph, Ont., March 1938.

Third accrual (77-2009): poster re strike of International Beverage Dispensers and Bartenders Union, Local 289, Toronto; poster on board for "Labour Council of Metro Toronto and York Region, 1871-1996"; one membership card, 1937.

Fourth accrual (11-2010): St. John's Allied Printers' Union, Evening Telegram strike, 1979, two printed documents, "Don't Scab" and "Boycott the Telegram"

Canadian military photograph collection

  • RC0565
  • Collection
  • 1916-1918

The collection consists of four photographs:
173th Battalion (Highlanders), Camp Borden, 1916 (oversize)
Mounted Rifles, Eastern Canada, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Hamilton, Ont., 25 January 1916 (oversize)
Lieut. Col. A.B. Carey and officers of the 54th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Belgium 1918
Canadian solider and officer holding unidentified flag.

Canadian military uniforms collection

  • RC0867
  • Collection
  • [194-]-1963

The collection consists of uniforms worn by women (Patricia Gray, D.H. Currie, and possibly others) in the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service and the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division, respectively established in May 1942 and July 1941. The items in the collection are as follows: no. 1 Lieutenant’s medical uniform (black blazer, 4 gilt buttons, and matching tie and skirt); round cap (H.M.C.S. Cornwallis on tally) with signatures of other Navy staff on the top and dated July 7 ’63, belonging to D.H. Currie; 2 black great coats, one coat with a blackish green lining and 2 gilt buttons, and the other with a black lining and 4 gilt buttons; no. 3 working blue jacket, white collar, 12 gilt buttons, and blue skirt; 3 cream-coloured blouses; white pinafore; 2 cuffs, each with a gilt button; white kerchief; black Oxford shoes; Navy blue skirt; black tie; 2 black skirts; and Navy blue top with matching pants. The collection also has a b&w photograph of a nurse in uniform (presumably Patricia Gray).

Canadian politics collection

  • RC0814
  • Collection
  • 1874-1989

There have been five accruals. The collection consists of items related to Canadian politics. It includes correspondence, posters, photographs, campaign literature, a newspaper, and cartoon drawings by Duncan Macpherson.

Canadian railway labour negotiation collection

  • RC0326
  • Collection
  • 1919-1961

The collection consists of materials concerning rules, disputes and labour negotiations with unions of the the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian National Railway and the Grand Trunk Railway system. Some of the unions involved include: Locomotive Engineers, Locomotive Firemen, Conductors, Baggagemen and Brakemen, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Yardmasters, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. There is one photograph (Accession 08-1999).

Canadian scenes collection

  • RC0474
  • Collection
  • 1860-1994

The collection consists of engravings taken from The Illustrated London News, The Canadian Illustrated News, and one from Picturesque Canada: The Country as It Was and Is. There is also one engraving of the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, Ont. by Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). It is stamped “Printsellers Association” and written under the engraving is: “Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1875, by M. Knoedler & Co. in the office of the Librarian at Washington.” The printed scenes are from Toronto, Goderich and London. Several concern railroads. There is one of the Toronto harbour. All but one are in colour.

Canadian school notebooks collection

  • RC0657
  • Collection
  • 1899

The content of these notebooks was created by George Alfred Reynolds (Rennie) Gibbons of Sturgeon River, N.W.T., Robin Gibbons, and Frank Carson.

Rennie Gibbons kept his notes in a Pioneer Exercise and Diction book with an illustrated cover in orange of soldiers on horseback dated 14 Nov. 1899. The content, in ink, is eclectic with notes on the metric system, the wheel and the axle, algebra, history, language, and partnerships. Robin Gibbons kept his (?) notes in The Great West Exercise book, with an illustrated cover in red and green of a farmer ploughing with a cowboy on the side dated 30 May 1899. The content, in ink, is eclectic with notes on board measures, arithmetic and composition (including small essays). Frank Carson kept his notes in a Bulwarks book with an illustrated cover of a navy ship deck. The notebook was purchased at Whitfields’ Drug and Stationery Store in Whitby, Ont. The content, in ink and pencil, is eclectic. It appears to contain some accounts as well as notes on Germany, science, plant roots, arithmetic, and hydrostatics.

Canadian sheet music collection

  • RC0540
  • Collection
  • 1850-1986

There have been six accruals. The first accrual consists mainly of sheet music. There are also programmes, books and pamphlets in the first accrual as well as puzzles and games, time blocks, wooden notes -- all of these used to teach children music by the Fletcher music method. The second accrual consists mainly of books although there is some sheet music. The third and fourth accruals (26-2007; 50-2008) are sheet music, as are the fifth and sixth accruals. Many of the books in the second accrual are published in the United States and Britain. Eventually the books from both accruals will be catalogued either for Research Collections or the general library stacks. There are still several boxes of sheet music that have not yet been unpacked. There are also three copies of a poster, "'Cello, Otto Joachim, Kinderspiel", n.d.

Canadian small presses, literary publishers and periodicals collection

  • RC0284
  • Collection
  • [196-]-[200-]

In contrast to mainstream publishers that distribute, sell, and advertise quality printed books, journals and newspapers commercially in standard formats, small presses are modelled on alternative forms of publishing in which writers take control of all aspects of publishing their work. Print runs are invariably small and difficult to find. Works that are printed are often experimental in nature and embody a literary aesthetic. In Canada the small press movement flourished especially in the 1960s as an outgrowth of the literary renaissance of that time. Some small presses from that era such as Coach House Press, Oberon Press, and House of Anansi are now considered to be mainstream.

This collection consists of catalogues, announcements, and ephemera from approximately 245 small presses in Canada. Several presses in this collection such as Broadview Press and Red Deer College are academic in nature.

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.

Canadiana postcard collection

  • RC0344
  • Collection
  • [188-?]-[195-?]

This collection of Canadian 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. The cards cover many subjects: sports; aerial views, transportation; disasters; military; union; police; construction projects; suffragettes; agriculture; businesses; bands and parades; Natives; forestry; etc. Some cards were mass-produced by companies in series, and some were done by local studios and photographers, often at the request of individuals or businesses.

Carl Stoyan fonds

  • RC0783
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1982

The fonds consists of personal and commercial artwork by Stoyan. It includes political materials: a comic mock cover of Jimmy Carter on Time magazine, a drawing of President Ronald Regan with “Greacan Formula Hair Dye”, and a group of political figures and party girls surrounding “Dada Uganda”, i.e. Idi Amin. There are also comic drawings, some titled “Scruff”. Finally, there are a two pieces of commercial art for Cedarbrae Volkswagen in Scarborough and Stan Lanes Sports on the Danforth in Toronto. The work is done in a variety of different mediums: tempra, pen and ink, paint and brush, pentel and felt pens. There are two acetate overlays.

Stoyan, Carl

Carrie Webster fonds

  • RC0281
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1975

The fonds mainly consists of letters written to Webster by Malleson. There are also a few letters from others, including Sybil Thorndike, Countess Annesley and Phyllis Urch as well as photographs, news clippings, theatre programmes and other documents.This material is housed in boxes 7.51, 7.52, and 5.70.

Webster, Carrie

Catalogue of library books manuscript

  • MS031
  • Item
  • c.1875

This item is a ledger with printed lines and headings for the author, location, no. of volumes, size, and date of each item in a library. There are alphabetical tabs and on the cover, stamped in gold it says "Hazelby. Catalogue of Library." followed by the word "Richmond", which has been crossed out. Loose at the beginning of the manuscript are two pages title "Books to leave at Richmond", suggesting the catalogue was made for the Hazelby library prior to the move and then modified following the move. The catalogue was written in two hands, there seems to be a complete list in one hand and then, presumably a later one, that is only for A and B, but considerably more extensive.

Catalogue of the Earl of Wicklow's library

  • MS051
  • Item
  • c.1818

Contained in the binding is:
A Catalogue of the Earl of Wicklow's library, 18--, 95 p.;
A list of Lady Wicklow's books at Castleforward, 1818, 4 p.;
A catalogue of books of prints, etc., 18--, 6 p.

Catherine Wilson fonds

  • RC0549
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2014

The first accrual (2014-042) is organized into 2 series: correspondence, which consists of correspondence relating to her publishing and business career at the above publishing houses and organizations; and personal and biographical.

WIlson, Catherine

Charles Bridges fonds

  • RC0403
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1945

The problem with this collection of photographs is that two entirely different looking men are indentified as being Charles Bridges. One Bridges (A) is photographed with a bomb and given the rank of Major although the caption indicates doubt about this. The other man (B) is in the uniform of the RCE and is identified as a Captain whose first name is given only as “C”, presumably for Charles. However, the photograph is stamped on the back “Mond Nickel Co. Ltd”, a company that merged with INCO in 1929, a decade before the war began. There are several matches to Bridges (B) in the photograph collection made by the archivist There are only two matches to (A). It is not possible to match the three non-military photographs to either man. The album of negatives contains the information (presumably in the seller’s handwriting) that Bridges was at a bomb defusing school in Horsham, England from Nov. 1940 to May 1942.

The photographs were by compiled by an unknown individual who captioned the album “Major Charles Bridges, RCE, 148 WWII Photos. English bomb school & with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in Holland.” The complier placed a photograph of Bridges (A) on the cover. Most of the photographs are not captioned. A few of the photographs are identified as being taken in Holland; one was noted as Box Hill (England); another was captioned as Taplow Hospital, i.e. the Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Taplow, Berks. The captions are done in different hands. Only two of the war photographs are dated, one 1944, the other 1945. Some are stamped as being printed in Appledoorn, Holland. The pictures depict bombs, military camps and vehicles, nurses and hospitals, ships including the Empress of Britain, a garden party, and a parade. The album of negatives contains an index by Bridges of what was photographed in Surrey, Hampshire and Somerset from 1940 to 1942. The index begins with huts at 4 C.C.S. in Dorking in Oct. 1940. Also included are B Company at Box Hill, Whiteley Camp, Bramshott, Porlock Moors, D Company Officers’ Quarters, Captain Curry (adjutant), Major MacClintock, Colonel and Mrs. Henshaw, Easter Sunday Services at Wentworth, Canadian Corps Field Punishment Camp, Park Lane in London, Nurse Terry Healy at Box Hill, some German bombs, Horsham Bomb Disposal (B.D.) school, demolitions at Epsom, Charles Bridges, Jo Bridges (wife of Charles Bridges) and Captain Bates, among many others. The handwriting of the index matches the caption on the Box Hill photograph in the album which contains an image of Bridges (B).

Bridges, Charles

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