There have been three accruals. The first accrual consists of microfilmed scripts of dramas produced by the CBC. The original scripts were disposed of after microfilming. The majority of these scripts are of radio plays, although there are some which were produced for televison. Dramatists include Fletcher Markle, W.O. Mitchell, Lester Sinclair, Joseph Schull, Pierre Berton, Len Peterson and George Salverson, among many others. The second accrual consists of printed materials; the texts of speeches broadcast 1940-1941, and pamphlets printed by the CBC describing their programming from 1936-1943. The third accrual consists of 4 audio reels, containing a speech by the Rt. Hon. Arthur Meighen (1874-1960), Prime Minister of Canada, 1920-1921 and 1926, to the Canadian Club in 1936 with an introduction of W.A. Bishop.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The fonds reflects the years when Lee was President of McMaster University although some of the material pre-dates his presidency.
Lee, Alvin A.
The fonds consists of 37 letters from Jack Butler Yeats (1871-1957) to McLoughlin. There is also a Christmas card signed by Yeats, and an unsigned, unaddressed post card, possibly from Yeats. The other items in the fonds belonging to McLoughlin are: a poem by Padraic Colum (1881-1972), "The Sea Bird to the Wave", which McLoughlin notes Padraic wrote down for him one night at the Arts Club in 1958 and two manuscripts, one about the Irish troubles in 1916-1921 and the other a collection of Irish proverbs from a social evening at the Club in 1967. The first manuscript is the result of McLoughlin contacting veterans of the troubles and getting them to write down their memoirs in 1966.
There are several items in the fonds that do not appear to have a direct tie to McLoughlin. These items include: a poem, "Sleep Song", by Frederick Robert Higgins (1896-1941), editor, poet, and playwright; a signed Christmas card from James Sullivan Starkey and E. F. Starkey to J. J. Chicester containing a printed poem, "1939" by Seumas O'Sullivan (1879-1958) and signed by O'Sullivan (O'Sullivan was the pseudonym of James Sullivan Starkey); letter from Katharine Tynan (1861-1931), poet and novelist, to Mr. O'Leary; two letters from W. B. Yeats (1865-1939), poet and playwright, one to Sara Allgood and the other to Mr. Farrell. The letter to Mr. Farrell was removed from the library copy of a book and thus did not belong to McLoughlin. The other items in the fonds are all printed: poems on Christmas cards by Donagh MacDonagh (1912-1968), barrister, editor, poet, and playwright; a sermon by The Right Reverend Robert Wyse Jackson, Bishop of Limerick; and an Irish National Theatre Society programme.
McLoughlin, C. F.
The fonds consists of his publications from 1926-1981. It also contains his research notebooks and his theses for M.Sc. and D.Sc.
Manske, R. H. F.
There have been twelve accruals. The first accrual (1987 acc.) consists of correspondence, arranged alphabetically, 1983-84; appointment books and day files, 1952-1986; private files, 1951-1964; administration, 1963-1985; editorial (includes author files), 1966-1982; finance, 1965-1984; marketing, 1961-1984; business files, 1963-1978. Boxes A-I, followed by Boxes 1-23, 23a and 23b.
The second accrual (09-1988) consists of materials which had been kept in McClelland's home in Kleinburg, Ont. It has been arranged as follows: personal, 1957-1987 (includes day files for 1967 and 1986-1987, correspondence, photographs, vacations); general business correspondence, 1954-1986 (includes author files); administration, 1904-1985; editorial, 1922-1986 (includes author files); financial, 1910-1986; marketing, 1940-1986; subsidiaries and agencies, 1921-1985; news clippings; awards, plaques and memorabilia, 1939-1985. Boxes 24-41.
The third accrual (03-1991) partly contains materials relating to Jack McClelland and Associates. It was been arranged as follows: literary agency client files, 1987-1990; literary agent day books, 1987-1989; correspondence concerning projected anthology, 1989; speeches and organizations, 1984-1990; Seal/Bantam correspondence, 1983-1989; Roloff Beny estate, 1978-1990; McClelland and Stewart material (includes photographs, correspondence and a manuscript), 1921-1989; personal--school, war service and family, ca. 1920-1989; personal--correspondence; personal--financial, 1952-1989; personal--realia. Boxes 42-57.
The fourth accrual (45-1992) concerns his agency and the Roloff Beny Foundation. It has been arranged as follows: administrative, 1988-1991; business; correspondence, general and author, arranged alphabetically; Roloff Beny, 1987-1992. Boxes 58-65.
The fifth accrual (20-1993 acc.) concerns his agency. It has been arranged as follows: speeches, manuscripts and personal materials, 1989-1993; personal correspondence (includes day books for 1990-1992), 1990-1993; financial and correspondence, 1989-1992; Roloff Beny Foundation, 1984-1993; author and publishing correspondence, 1988-1992. Boxes 66-74.
The sixth accrual (15-1994). Only a small amount of this material concerns the agency. It has been arranged as follows: personal files arranged alphabetically by subject (includes day books for 1992 and 1993 and manuscripts), 1992-1994; correspondence, arranged alphabetically, 1992-1994; Roloff Beny Foundation/Estate, 1984-1994. Boxes 75-78.
The seventh accrual (56-1995) has been arranged as follows: general and family correspondence, 1991-1995; book manuscripts received; writings (includes day book entries and manuscripts), 1989-1995; Roloff Beny Foundation/Estate, 1991-1995; financial, 1977-1995. Boxes 79-84.
The eighth accrual (35-1996) has been arranged as follows: literary and general correspondence, 1994-1996; writings, day book, memoirs; Roloff Beny Foundation/Estate, 1994-1996; financial, 1987-1996. Box 85.
The ninth accrual (38-1997) has been arranged as follows: correspondence, 1995-1997; news clippings, 1996; Roloff Beny Estate/Foundation,; day calendar sheets, 1996-1997; household accounts book, 1981-1985. Box 86.
The tenth accrual (09-2006) consists of correspondence, writings, financial, legal and personal documents, writing by others and printed materials (catalogues). Boxes 87-88.
The eleventh accrual (41-2007) consists of writings (mainly his memoir), correspondence, legal and personal documents, royalties, writings by others and printed materials.
The twelfth accrual (29-2008) is the Coat of Many Authors.
The fonds consists of Edinborough's professional writing, correspondence, and personal materials.
The fonds contains material falling under the following catagories: correspondence; full-length fiction; short fiction; non-fiction; books edited; poetry, articles; book reviews; notebooks; radio scripts; television scripts; film scripts; plays; printed material and miscellaneous
Fonds consists of typescripts, proofs, manuscripts, research notes, speeches, essays, publications, and correspondence relating to H.R. Percy's literary career. Also included are materials relating to Percy's early life and service in the Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy.
Percy, H. R. (Herbert Rolland)
The fonds contains many manuscripts of Connell's own books and two which he ghosted, the memoirs of the Aga Kahn and Sir Roy Welensky. There is much correspondence with the literary, political and military world described, amounting to some 14,000 pieces. Its Commonwealth associations include Rhodesia, in the Welensky files; India, in the Aga Kahn, Wavell and Auchinleck files; Canada; Kenya and Nyasaland; and Malaysia and the defence of the British Empire. His library has, except for some rare editions, been dispersed into the Mills Library stacks. The books that accompanied the third accrual have been listed but not yet catalogued.
The collection consists of 4 letters from Masefield to Kathleen Harper, 1955-; a poem “On the Occasion of Her Majesty’s Visit to Canada, 1959”, 8 pages typed and signed by Masefield “For Kathleen Harper, August the 1st 1959”, also a one-page manuscript abridged version of the poem. The collection also contains a b&w photograph of Masefield, signed and inscribed to Harper in 1959 and a copy of Masefield’s play, Good Friday, signed and inscribed to Harper in July 1955.
The fonds contains: books; correspondence; miscellaneous including clippings, desk ornaments and signs, art work, photographs, and music sheets; financial records; publishing files, business and financial material; and other material. More detailed description of content in 'System of Arrangement' below.
Colin Smythe Limited, Publishers
The fonds consists of the organizational records, including membership lists, constitution and by-laws, minutes and additional records.
The fonds is arranged into three series: correspondence, compositions, ephemera and memorabilia. The fonds includes some of the financial records and minutes of the Brighton Philharmonic Society.
The fonds consists of manuscripts, research materials, correspondence, financial documents, photographs, maps, audio reels, and video cassettes. There have been twenty-one accruals.
The fonds contains: correspondence with authors and other agencies; typescripts and proofs; photographs and artwork; printed catalogues; and other material.
Guernica Editions Inc.
Fonds consists of seven series: ancestral records, personal correspondence, business records, photographic work, personal notes and manuscripts, diaries and ephemera and newspaper clippings. Material in this fonds is primarily English although there is correspondence in German and Arabic and newspaper clippings and an exhibition program in Japanese.
The fonds consists of twelve accruals. The first accrual consists of Boxes 1-31 and is arranged into 6 series: personal correspondence, business correspondence, correspondence relating to poetry readings, interview and fan mail, unpublished works and published works. This accrual measures 4.03 m.
The second accrual (04-1988) consists of Boxes 32 - 66 and is arranged into 10 series: manuscripts, poetry worksheets, articles, personal correspondence, business and literary correspondence, readings, workshops and festivals, published work in journals, writer-in-residence and grants, awards and applications. The accrual measures 6.5 m.
The third accrual (35-1991) extends to 3.0 m and consists of boxes 67-74 and is arranged into 6 series: manuscripts; correspondence; teaching and writer-in residence; awards, competitions and readings; financial and legal and personal.
The fourth accrual (44-1997), which extends to 6.93 m, consists of boxes 75 - 95 and is arranged into 6 series: manuscripts; correspondence; electronic correspondence; teaching, student work, readings and juries; business, financial and personal and published materials and videotapes.
The fifth accrual (21-2001), which extends to 9.0 m, consists of boxes 96-143 and is arranged into the following 7 series: manuscripts; correspondence; the Writers' Union of Canada; Writers' In Electronic Residence programme; Mentorship programme and Editorial; Readings, grants, awards, juries, reviews and projects; and personal and miscellaneous.
The sixth accrual (32-2004) which extends to 6.3 m, and has been arranged in seven series: teaching, correspondence, writing, writing related activities, personal documentation and memorabilia, printed material, and moving images and sound recordings.has not been arranged, described or measured.
The seventh accrual (71-2008) measures 8 m and has been arranged into six series: teaching; correspondence; writing and royalties; readings, conferences, appointment books; photographs, artwork, moving images.
The eighth accrual (26-2011) measures 1.9 m and has been arranged into five series: writing; correspondence; teaching, readings, workshops and conferences; personal; printed and other materials.
The ninth accrual (2012-11) measures 1.5 m and has been arranged into 8 series: Manuscripts of novels and poetry; Research; Teaching, Festivals and Events; Business; Correspondence; Manuscripts edited by Musgrave; Personal; and Audio-Visual and graphic materials.
The 10th accrual (2015-16) measures 1.9 m and is arranged into seven series: literary and business; Teaching, workshops, readings and speeches; Correspondence; writing by others; personal; graphic and audio-visual.
The 11th-12th accruals (2012-011, 2018-035) measures 42.4 cm and is arranged into four series: Typescripts and writing, professional and research, correspondence, and memorabilia.
The fonds contains: manuscripts; correspondence; reviews of Cohen's work; university material; book manuscripts; other manuscript material; drafts of The Spanish Doctor; and various other material. More detailed contents outline in 'System of Arrangement' below.