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Neil Armstrong fonds

  • RC0934
  • Fonds
  • 1994-2006

Fonds consists of cassette tapes containing recordings of interviews conducted by Neil Armstrong of prominent Black and Caribbean artists, authors, poets, publishers, academics, and politicians for the York University student radio, CHRY 105.5FM. Interviews cover topics such as Black and Caribbean history, literature, community events, international work, and more. Interviewees include The Honourable Lincoln Alexander, Dionne Brand, Afua Cooper, The Honourable Rosemary Brown, Austin Clarke, George Elliott Clark, Louise Bennett (Miss Lou), and others. Some tapes have interviews or speeches made by these individuals outside of a CHRY interview.

Tapes were numbered in accordance with the original order upon arrival. Note: The “A” or “B” following the tape number reflects which side of the tape the recording may be found. Tapes without an affixed letter contain only one recording.

Armstrong, Neil

Ian Thomas

  • RC0500
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2009

There have been three accruals. The first accrual has been arranged into seven series as follows: music, correspondence, certificates and awards, press and promotional materials, photographs, audio discs, realia. The second accrual consists of press and promotional materials, as well as a few items of correspondence, photographs and other materials The third accrual consists of SRO Management records related to Ian Thomas and 45 audio recordings (commercial releases and masters).

Thomas, Ian

Art Cooper Collection of Comic Art and Fanzines

  • RC0942
  • Collection
  • 1936-2017, predominant 1971-1978

Collection contains original artwork and copies of posters for the McMaster Campus Cinema screening program; posters or comic art created or collected by Art Cooper; and fanzines and mini comics created in the Southern Ontario region, particularly in the early 1970s.

Cooper, Art

Key Porter Books fonds

  • RC0120
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2007

The fonds contains administrative and editorial files, including: correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, contracts, marketing plans, cost sheets, business papers, and other material.

Key Porter Books

G. Brender à Brandis

  • RC0162
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2020

There have been five accruals. The first accrual consists of correspondence, artist's proofs of wood engravings, limited editions, sketches, sketchbooks, free-hand drawings on tracing paper, news clippings and keepsakes as well as manuscript material, photographs, slides and audio cassettes. This accrual of the Brender à Brandis fonds was accompanied by a donation of some of his book imprints. The collection has been catalogued for Research Collections. The accrual (1.45 m) is arranged into 5 series: personal correspondence; manuscripts; news clippings and ephemera; graphic material; sound recordings. The second accrual (53 cm) consists of pencil, pen and ink, charcoal drawings and sketches, watercolour paintings, artist's proofs, limited editions and other prints done in the linocut and wood engraving technique. A book which accompanies this accrual has been catalogued for Research Collections. The accrual is arranged into 3 series: drawings; paintings; engravings. The third accrual consists mostly of graphic material, as well as a few clippings, two reel to reel films, and some additional monographs which have been added to the Division's collection. The fourth accrual consists of personal correspondence from Gerard Brender à Brandis and other members of his family to Donald Bragg, graphic materials, and seven books which have been added to the Division’s collection. The fifth accrual consists mostly of graphic material and engraved woodblocks. There are 167 wood engraving prints, along with 43 engraved woodblocks, a small number of photographs, and DVDs with tours of Brender à Brandis’ workshop.

Brender à Brandis, G.

Anne Russell fonds

  • RC0939
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1956-1965

Fonds consists of records created or received by Anne Russell, particularly during the period of her secondary education (ca. 1956-1962).

Russell, Felicity Anne

Lucy Russell fonds

  • RC0933
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1971

Fonds consists of records created or received by Lucy Russell, predominantly during the period when she was of writing age and under Bertrand and Edith Russell’s care (ca. 1953-1965).

With Lucy Russell’s archive came her childhood library—226 volumes in total. As of January 2024, these books are slated for cataloguing. In the meantime, a full listing can be provided to interested parties.

Russell, Lucy Catherine

Sarah Russell fonds

  • RC0941
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1952-1981

Fonds consists of records created or received by Sarah Russell, particularly during the period of her secondary and post-secondary education (ca. 1956-1979).

Russell, Sarah Elizabeth

Andy Donato collection

  • RC0764
  • Collection
  • [197-]-[1980]

The collection consists of 22 drawings.

Donato, Andy

Mose Scarlett fonds

  • RC0870
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2019

Fonds consists primarily of materials documenting Scarlett’s music career, which spanned five decades. This includes contracts, travel plans for tours, performance programmes, promotional materials, photographs, recordings, sheet music, and other materials. There is also a small amount of personal materials, including correspondence, chiefly with singer-songwriter and painter Mendelson Joe, letters to the Canadian government, drafts of op-eds, and other materials.

Scarlett, Mose

Patience Josephine Ruth (Jo) Vellacott fonds

  • RC0935
  • Fonds
  • Ca. 1923-2019; predominant 1950-2010.

The Jo Vellacott fonds contains extensive documentation regarding Vellacott’s work as a historian of women, feminism, pacifism, and Bertrand Russell, both as an academic at several Canadian universities, as well as her work as an independent scholar. The fonds contains a significant amount of correspondence, both personal and professional, which spans almost the entirety of Vellacott’s life. Fonds also contains materials relating to Vellacott’s education, particularly her PhD work at McMaster University, and much of her personal and scholarly writings. It also contains materials relating to Vellacott’s Quakerism and involvement with the Thousand Island Monthly Meetings, as well as photographs of Vellacott and paintings and sketches she made.

Vellacott, Patience Josephine Ruth (Jo)

Alvin Lee fonds

  • RC0009
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2022

The fonds consists of material related to Dr. Lee’s academic and teaching career, his tenure as President of McMaster University (1980-1990), his professional and personal correspondence, speeches, and honours.

Lee, Alvin A.

J. Robert Janes fonds

  • RC0114
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2022, predominant ca.1940-2019

The fonds consists of: Manuscripts and publications; Promotional materials; Correspondence, memoranda, and diaries; Personal and family records; Professional teaching; Photographs, sound recordings and moving images; Material relating to Stephen Leacock; Artwork; and other materials.

Janes, J. Robert

Almenach perpetuel : manuscript

  • MS134
  • Item
  • 1770

Manuscript volume with French script in red and black ink.
Also includes: Propheties perpetuelles tres curieuses et très certaines : manuscript / de Thomas Joseph Moult natif de Naples ; astronome et philosophe ; traduites de l'italien en francais qui auront pour l'an 1269 et dureront jusqu'à la fin des siècles ; faites à St. Denis en France l'an de notre seigneur 1268 du regne de Louis IX. Le quarante deuxième suivant la copie de Paris imprimé à Luxembourg chez André Chevalier 1769.

Introduzione alla geografia : della sfera armillare : partie prima : manuscript

  • MS135
  • Item
  • 1755

Fair copy scientific manuscript; possibly incorporating elements of Alberto Pappiani's treatise Della sfera armillare e dell'uso di essa nella astronomia nautica e gnomonic (Florence, 1755).
Includes index and errata.
Title page illuminated in blue, orange, red, green, and yellow gouache paint, within three-rule inked border; title page of second part illuminated in red, grey, pink, and yellow gouache paint within three-rule inked border.
Illustration of an armillary sphere on leaf following title leaf, painted in brown, yellow, orange, and black within three-rule inked border.
Contents: Introduzione alla Geografia parte prima. Introduzione alla Geografia parte seconda. Dell' uso del Globo. Tavola I. Della grandezza, della distanza, e della revoluzione de' pianeti. Tavola II. De' climi di mezz'ora. Tavola III. De' climi di un mese. Tavola IV. Del valore di un grado di ciascun parallelo dall' equatore fino a' poli. Tavola V. Del mezzogiorno, e della mezzanotte, secondo l'orivolo italiano di cinq: in cinque Minuti. Tavola VI. De' xxxii venti co' diversi loro nomi comunemente usati soprail Mediterraneo, e sopra l'oceano. Tavola VII. Delle latitudini, e delle differenze di longitudini, che alcune città, e luoghi più insigni della terra hanno dal meridiano, che passa per l'isola del Ferro. Tavola VIII. Delle latitudini, e delle differenze di longitudini, che alcune città, e luoghi più in signi della Terra hanno dal meridiano Fiorentino.

Rhetoricae institutionis : manuscript

  • MS136
  • Item
  • 1794 - 1815

Manuscript textbook on rhetoric and grammar, with text in Latin and examples in Latin and French. French examples include excerpts from the works of Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Jean Racine, and Antoinette de Lafon de Boisguérin des Houlières. Likely produced by a Francophone individual in the province of Lower Canada between the end of the eighteenth century and the War of 1812.
Title transcribed from table of contents (index materiarum, i).
Spine title: "Rheto:"
Drawing of a man's head in profile at head of page 325.
8 x 10 cm pencil and gouache sketch of a man in contemporary dress (blue coat with yellow collar and red and yellow trim, and wig) smoking a pipe in a room with blue drapery and a chandelier (p. 354). Small coat of arms in lower left corner of drawing. This drawing marks the end of the Latin portion of the text.
Fragments of manuscript leaf with text in French laid in at p. 331.

Mutart Family fonds

  • RC0930
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1986

This is the first accrual of the Mutart Family fonds, which focuses exclusively on the wartime service of Reginald Francis Mutart (7 June 1897 – 2 August 1929) during the First World War, and of his son Robert Jack Mutart (7 May 1923 – 3 February 1962) during the Second World War. The fonds consists of photocopies of 19 letters sent home by Reginald, as well as several original photographs, postcards, and service-related material. For Robert, the fonds contains 188 wartime letters from Robert to Anne, both before and after their marriage in 1945, as well as 89 letters from Robert to his family, and photographs of Robert during his service and of his wedding. There is also a small number of letters sent to Robert’s family from Vincent M. Curran, a close military friend, on behalf of Robert while he was ill.  

Mutart, Reginald Francis

Christopher Levenson fonds

  • RC0128
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2022

There have been twelve accruals. The first accrual consists of: manuscripts and typescripts of some published works; literary correspondence; and typescripts and related correspondence pertaining to specific poetry. It is divided into two series: manuscripts and typescripts; and literary correspondence, which is divided into two subseries (correspondence relating to individual poetry books; and general literary correspondence). The second accrual consists correspondence and manuscripts arranged into three series: Harbinger Poetry, the Literary Review of Canada and Levenson's collected poems. The third accrual consists of four series: collected poems; manuscripts and typescripts; other literary activities; correspondence. The fourth accrual consists of four series: manuscripts, collected poems, sound recording, personal and literary correspondence. The fifth accrual consists of three series: writings, correspondence, and other work. The sixth accrual contains writing and correspondence. The seventh accrual consists of the collected poems for Levenson's thirteenth volume of poetry, as well as correspondence, recordings, and teaching material. The eighth accrual includes reviews, publications, and posters. The ninth accrual consists of the collected poems for Levenson's fourteenth volume of poetry, correspondence, and recordings. The tenth accrual consists of collected poems for Levenson’s fourteenth volume of poetry and correspondence. The eleventh accrual combines accessions 2020—015 and 2021-008. It consists of correspondence, poetry for Levenson’s fourteenth and fifteenth volumes; recordings and Dutch translation of Levenson’s book of poetry. The twelfth accrual is arranged into the following series: Writing; Literary activities; Society of Friends (Quakers); Teaching, Readings, Workshops and publications; Correspondence.

Levenson, Christopher

John Weaver fonds

  • RC0932
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2020

Fonds consists of 74 diaries, relating to research trips, academic administration, and his daily life.

Weaver, John

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