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Edward E. Seymour

  • RC0030
  • Arquivo
  • 1957-2009

The fonds consists of reports, correspondence, photographs, publications, sound recordings and other materials amassed by Ed Seymour throughout his career as a union activist, labour leader and educator with such organizations as the International Association of Machinists, the Textile Workers Union of America, the Communication Workers of Canada, and Solidarity Consulting.. Some of the materials, mostly photographs, are copies from various institutions in Canada and the United States. The fonds documents certification drives and strikes (such as Bell Canada, Eaton’s, Gainers and CIBC) throughout the 1970s and 1980s.There are documents relating to the unions Seymour worked for as well as the United Farm Workers of America.There is also material relating to the founding of the New Democratic Party as well as photographs unrelated to labour, mainly aboriginals (First Nations).

Seymour, Edward E.

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. Local 504/550 (Hamilton, Ont.) fonds

  • RC0041
  • Arquivo
  • 1937 - 1975

There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of correspondence, briefs and agreements, contract negotiation notes, grievance records and correspondence, minutes of the executive board and other committees, job classification files, photographs, financial records and publications, 1937-1972. The second accrual consists of correspondence, grievances, minutes, press releases, newsletters and other printed materials. It has been arranged into the following series: correspondence, Executive Board and committiees, greivances and printed materials.

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. Local 504 (Hamilton, Ont.)

Don Lake fonds

  • RC0044
  • Arquivo
  • 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

Sueños: Dreams fonds

  • RC0045
  • Arquivo
  • 1968-1981

The fonds mainly consists of the literary archive of the magazine. It contains the correspondence of the editor with contributors, would-be contributors, and others including Robert Bly, Marilyn Bowering, Michael Bullock, George Hitchcock, Robin Skelton (Malahat Review) and Dale Zieroth, manuscript submissions and mock-up pages.

Sueños: Dreams

Saturday Night fonds

  • RC0080
  • Arquivo
  • 1927-2001

There have been four accruals. The first accrual is organized into four series: correspondence, 1968-1981; editorial files, 1981-1983; Art Department photographs, 1927-[1983?]; Scrapbooks, 1960-1976. Authors in the correspondence series include: Lovat Dickson, Hugh Garner, John Glassco, Norman Levine, George Woodcock, Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Matt Cohen, John Robert Colombo, Marian Engel, Mavis Gallant, Margaret Laurence, Brian Moore, Peter C. Newman, Mordecai Richler, Michael Bliss, Kenneth McNaught, George Bowering, Louis Dudek, George Faludy, Ralph Gustafson, Irving Layton, Dennis Lee, Dorothy Livesay, Susan Musgrave, Michael Ondaatje, Miriam Waddington and Tom Wayman. This accrual reflects, to a very marked degree, the tenure of Robert Fulford.

The second accrual (13-2002) is organized into 6 series : Writers Files kept by editor Paul Wilson; Letters to the editor (Christina Brandao, John Fraser, Lisa Rundle, Robert Weaver and Kenneth Whyte); Production; Awards and photographs; News clippings and Card index. This accrual was received with a book collection and issues of Saturday Night from the 1930s and 1940s with a few earlier issues. The book collection and journals are listed separately and will be catalogued for Research Collections independently of this accrual. The third accrual (02-2003) is organized into 3 series: Editorial correspondence; Writers Files and Awards and Letters to the Editor. When the magazine suspended publication in 2005, all files at St. Joseph Media offices were removed; they did not come to McMaster. The fourth accrual (27-2007) consists of printed materials re the history of Saturday Night compiled by George Fetherling.

Saturday Night (Toronto, Ont.)

Alan Walker fonds

  • RC0107
  • Arquivo
  • ca. 1836-1908

The fonds consists of material related to Alan Walker's research, recordings, and other professional activities. As well as personal material, including correspondence. The third accrual contains 30 items related to Liszt and his Circle, including 14 letters from Liszt.

Walker, Alan

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

  • RC0116
  • Arquivo
  • 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

Writing magazine fonds

  • RC0123
  • Arquivo
  • 1980-1982

The fonds is arranged into two series: correspondence and manuscripts received, and layout and paste-up materials for issues 1-5, Summer 1980 to Spring 1982. Researchers are also directed to the separate David McFadden fonds.

Writing Magazine

Angela Davis collection

  • RC0264
  • Coleção
  • 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
  • Coleção
  • 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.

Tourism and Travel collection

  • RC0287
  • Coleção
  • 1878-1987

There have been three accruals. The collection consists of materials mainly related to travel in Canada. It includes pamphlets and leaflets, maps, posters and information about various methods of travel.

William Canniff collection

  • RC0294
  • Coleção
  • 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

Spanish Civil War collection

  • RC0298
  • Coleção
  • 1936-1948

The collection consists of pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, posters, and other ephemeral material, and correspondence. Selected samples of organizations include: Friends of the Abraham Lincoln League; Medical Bureau to Aid Spanish Democracy; Spanish Information Bureau; American Society for Technical Aid to Spanish Democracy; Spanish Refugee Relief Campaign. There is correspondence from the following: Phil Bard, Edward K. Barsky, Ralph Bates, Fred Biedenkapp, Anita Brenner, Howard Fast, Mrs. Henry Goddard Leach, Dorothy Parker, John Dos Passos, Paul Robeson, Vincent Sheean, John Sherman, Milton Wolff.

Peter Such fonds

  • RC0308
  • Arquivo
  • 1964 - 1997

Such, Peter

World War, 1914-1918 collection

  • RC0309
  • Coleção
  • 1761-1968

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, post cards, maps, manuscripts, typescripts, orders and other official documents, diagrams, programmes, souvenirs, song-sheets, artwork, leaflets, sound recordings and moving images, and printed materials.

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

  • RC0314
  • Arquivo
  • 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
  • Coleção
  • 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
  • Coleção
  • [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
  • Arquivo
  • 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

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