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World War, 1939-1945, German Concentration Camps and Prisons collection

  • RC0583
  • Collection
  • 1939-1945

Collection consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. Most of the collection consists of letters written or received by prisoners, but also includes receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and realia, including Star of David badges that Jews were forced to wear.

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.

James E. Anderson collection

  • RC0502
  • Collection
  • 1961-1995

The collection is divided into two series: Archaeological Sites and Research and Teaching Materials.

Anderson, James E.

Richard Slobodin fonds

  • RC0218
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2001

The fonds consists chiefly of Slobodin's publications, draft publications, and associated research materials. Also included are a number of Slobodin's research diaries and files relating to his fieldwork in the Arctic and a small collection of correspondence and teaching notes.

Slobodin, Richard

Harold Brownlee Stuart fonds

  • RC0098
  • Fonds
  • 1915-2003

The fonds consists of military and personal documents, photographs, news clippings and other materials from his time in the First and Second World Wars as well as some material from the interwar and post-war years.

Stuart, Harold Brownlee

Irish and Scottish song manuscript collection

  • MS032
  • Item
  • 1861-1889

The manuscript contains over one hundred Irish and Scottish songs, collected by Harry S. Higginson. The index at the front goes as high as ninety-one songs at page 98, but there are songs until page 162, suggesting approximately 150 titles. Song lyrics are by Thomas Moore, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and others. In the front of the book Higginson has also kept track of his movements.

Loose with the manuscript is a clipping for the "Connaught Foxes" (between pp. 99-100) song and two other hand written notes, one of which has the Legend of the seven churches of Glendalough written by Henry S. Wedderburn and The Bengalee Baboo.

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).

Judith Robinson fonds

  • RC0918
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1961, predominantly 1928-1961

Fonds consists of Judith Robinson’s correspondence; clippings of her newspaper writings; drafts, notes, and research files; working records of NEWS; personal material; petitions and other material related to the Christie Street Hospital campaign; manuscripts and writing related to her books, published and unpublished; and manuscripts and writing by her friends sent to her for editing.

Robinson, Judith

William Humphreys Dayas fonds

  • RC0674
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1929

The fonds (15-1993) consists of correspondence mainly to his sister, Emma, with one letter to his fiancée, Margarethe Vocke, as well as other correspondence; his marriage certificate; his appointment letter to Manchester; a lecture on Liszt; a photograph, printed sheet music and other documents.

Dayas, William Humphreys

First Nations Collection

  • RC0414
  • Collection
  • 1859-1970

The first accrual relates to the land claims of the Potawatomi. The second accrual is a photograph of the Six Nations chiefs c. 1887. The third accrual relates to the sale of lands on Manitoulin Island.

Vera Brittain fonds

  • RC0103
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1970

The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence, journals, published material, photographs, and other material. It also includes materials related to her brother, Edward, as well as other family members. Please see the note on arrangement for a more detailed listing of the contents.

Brittain, Vera

Cigar label collection

  • RC0226
  • Collection
  • 1889-2007

This collection consists primarily of illustrative labels from cigar boxes manufactured by cigar companies in the United States in the last decade of the nineteenth century when cigar companies became aware of the importance of advertising their products to a large number of discriminating cigar smokers. The major companies were: Geo. S. Harris & Sons, Lith. Phila.; L.E. Neumann & Co.; Schumacher & Ettinger N.Y.; and Schmidt & Co. With regard to Canadian cigar companies, Adam Beck. London Ont. is represented, and there is also a box lid from Joseph Winterhalt of Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont. The labels were lithographed with original designs and often patriotic motifs: young women, historical figures, heroes of battles, native people, sports and leisure, Cuba and the Caribbean, and events of the day. For more information on the manufacture of cigar labels and their collecting, see Mark Trout’s “Essential Background Information for the Collector of Cigar-Label Art” in the 2007 edition of The Price Guide Book of Cigar Label Art.

Circuses and Wild West Shows collection

  • RC0815
  • Collection
  • 1902-1957

The collection consists of posters advertising shows by a variety of circuses and Wild West shows including Cole Brothers and Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey. There have been two accruals. The first accrual has 36 posters. The second accrual has five posters, including one in German.

Marjorie Freeman Campbell collection

  • RC0247
  • Collection
  • 1833-1962

The collection consists of research materials concerning Hamilton hospitals, health and santitation, as well as notes taken from City Council minutes, and biographical notes on Hamilton families.

Campbell, Marjorie Freeman

Advertising collection

  • RC0304
  • Collection
  • 1867-1991

There have been three accruals. The collection consists of Canadian, American, and British advertisements for products, services and businesses. It includes pamphlets, leaflets, posters, calendars, display cards, trade cards, photographs and proofs.

Daniel David Moses fonds

  • RC0892
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1992

This fonds consists of manuscripts of plays, poems, and some other writing; it also includes some play production material and research material.

Moses, Daniel David

Susan Musgrave fonds

  • RC0025
  • Fonds
  • 1901-2018

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.

Musgrave, Susan

Plates for the appendix to the Third Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons upon the Improvement of the Port of London

  • RC0903
  • Collection
  • 1800

The twenty-one plates were issued unbound and accompanied by a listing of the plates. This listing divides the plates to match the reports they accompanied:
Appendix to Mr. Mylne’s Report (Plate I)
Mr. Dodd’s Designs (Plate II-VII)
Mr. Wilson’s Design (Plate VIII)
Messers Telford and Douglass’s Designs (Plate IX-XII)
Mr. Dance’s Designs (Plate XIII-XIX)
Mr. Jessop’s Section of the River Thames (Plate XX)
Copy of Sir Christopher Wren’s plans after 1666 (Plate XXI)

Stephen Reid fonds

  • RC0070
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2018

There have been seven accruals. The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, and moving images created by or related to Reid as a writer and teacher. It also contains institutional and legal papers created during and related to Reid’s crimes and periods of incarceration.

Reid, Stephen

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