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Bertrand Russell fonds

  • RC0096
  • Archief
  • 1847-2000; predominant 1888-1976

The fonds consists of Russell's manuscripts, correspondence, library, periodicals, offprints, leaflets, photographs, audio discs, audio reels, audio cassettes, films, videocassettes, microfilms, news clippings, posters, some furniture, artwork (including a bust by Jacob Epstein), awards and medals. Also included are records of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, including those that relate to the International War Crimes Tribunal. The archive is supplemented by a supporting research library of books, theses about Russell, and his publications in periodicals. The fonds also contains the archives of Russell's parents, Viscount and Viscountess Amberley. The fonds has been supplemented with ongoing acquisitions of original material from a variety of sources, as well as copies of selected material held elsewhere.

Russell, Bertrand

Artwork: paintings, drawings, caricatures, sculptures and other material

Series consists of original artwork (paintings, drawings, caricatures, sculptures and other material) owned by Russell and his family, as well as items—including copies--acquired from other sources. While Russell is the subject of most of the artwork, some items focus on other individuals as well as various events or places. Includes items acquired as part of Russell Archives 1 and 2, as well as more recent acquisitions (Russell Archives 3).

Photographs

Series consists of photographs owned by Russell and his family, as well as items acquired from other sources. While Russell is the subject of most of the photographs, others depict family members, friends, other individuals, and various events and locations. Includes material acquired with Russell Archives 1 and 2, as well as more recent acquisitions (Russell Archives 3).

Manuscripts authored by Russell

Consists of manuscripts and typescripts of works authored by Russell, including the following 3 series acquired with Archives 1 and 2. Since the acquisition of Archives 1 and 2, additional manuscripts have been acquired as part of Archives 3, or ‘recent acquisitions’. While not included in the physical extent for this series indicated above, these ‘recent acquisitions’ are listed in the online finding aid.

<b>210 Book manuscripts. – 1896-1968. – 4.1 m</b> (34 boxes: 3.1-3.30, 8.41-8.42, 8.52, 11.68)
Includes manuscripts and typescripts of 50 books authored by Russell, beginning with German Social Democracy (1896) and ending with volume 3 of The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell (1969). Includes complete, or near complete manuscripts, as well as smaller portions of manuscripts; also includes some letters. Items are arranged primarily in chronological order. Most of the series was acquired with Russell Archives 1, with additional items acquired with Archives 2.

<b>220 Article manuscripts. – 1878-1968. – 7.1 m</b> (59 boxes: 3.34-3.75, 9.1-9.17, 11.68)
Includes hundreds of manuscripts and typescripts of Russell’s articles, essays, speeches, letters to editors, etc., including both those that were published and those that were not (many unpublished items now appear in The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell). The items begin in his childhood and end 90 years later. Also contains some related correspondence, including typescript copies and photocopies of outgoing correspondence. Most of the series was acquired with Russell Archives 1, with additional items acquired with Archives 2.

The article manuscripts are arranged in 2 overlapping chronological sequences within Archives 1 and Archives 2. RA1, boxes 3.34 to 3.75, contain documents dated 1878-1968. RA2, boxes 9.01 to 9.11, and 11.68, contain documents dated 1893-1966, with most of them dated 1945-1966.

<b>230 Manuscripts relating to The Principles of Mathematics and Principia Mathematica. – 1895-1925. – 1.2 m</b> (9 boxes: 3.76-3.84)
Includes manuscripts and supporting documents relating to The Principles of Mathematics and Principia Mathematica (though most Principia manuscripts did not survive), as well as early work on the foundations of physics. Most of the documents are in Russell’s own hand. Also includes a few related letters. The series was acquired primarily with Archives 1.

I. V. Robinson fonds

  • RC0680
  • Archief
  • 1934-1935

The fonds consists of his published report, correspondence he conducted with companies in Britain, the United States, Europe and Austrailia in gathering information for the writing of his report, typed notes and offprints.

Robinson, I. V.

David Alkin Robinson

  • RC0252
  • Archief
  • 1933-1969

The fonds consists of files on the many organizations he was involved with. In addition to those listed above, they include B'nai B'rith, Burlington Beach Citizens' Committee, City of Hamilton Committee of Adjustment, Estate Planners Council, Hamilton Lawyers' Club, Hamilton-Wentworth Progressive Conservative Association, Head-of-the-Lake Historical Society, MacDonald Club of Hamilton, United Nations Association. The fonds also contains manuscripts of his lectures and speeches.

Robinson, David Alkin

W. H. R. Rivers collection

  • RC0523
  • Collectie
  • 1973-1919

The collection consists of letters and cards. There are letters from: C. L. Dodgson (1832-1898), mathematician and author, also known as Lewis Carroll, 1873-74; Sir Francis Darwin (1848-1925), botantist and son of Charles Darwin; Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941), social anthropologist and author of The Golden Bough; Andrew Lang (1844-1912), scholar, folk-lorist, and author; Bernard Shaw (1856-1946), playwright; Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), novelist and playwright; and Sir Charles Scott Sherrington (1857-1952), neurologist and Nobel laureate. The collection also contains a letter from Arnold Bennett to Ellery Sidgwick, the editor of the Atlantic Monthly, introducing W.H.R. Rivers to him; an autograph of H. G. Wells (1866-1946), author, and other documents, including two sketches, one in pencil and one in pen and ink. There is also a typescript titled "Memories of Lewis Carroll" by Katharine Rivers, a sister of W. H. R. Rivers. The typescript was published in Library Research News, 3, no. 4 (January 1976).

Rivers, W. H. R.

Ella Julia Reynolds fonds

  • RC0253
  • Archief
  • 1894-1961

Fonds consists of correspondence (including letters from Lorne Pierce and one letter from E. J. Pratt), photographs, musical scores and printed materials.

Reynolds, Ella Julia

Lynn R. Williams collection

  • RC0172
  • Collectie
  • 1947-1955

The collection consists of correspondence, manuals, minutes, and broadcast scripts related to the unionization drives at Eaton's and Smith's Department Stores.

The story of the campaign to organize Eaton's is told by Eileen Sufrin in The Eaton Drive: The Campaign to Organize Canada's Largest Department Store, 1948 to 1952. She was one of the organizers and her book is based on her memories plus archival material that she gathered from institutions in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Williams, Lynn R.

Stephen Reid fonds

  • RC0070
  • Archief
  • 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

William Ready fonds

  • RC0313
  • Archief
  • 1948-1982

The fonds consists of two accruals. The first accrual contains correspondence, manuscripts of typescripts of his books, articles, reviews and other writings, speeches, newspaper clippings, artwork, photographs, sound recordings and manuscripts. There are also some research notes, correspondence, photographs and news clippings, artwork, photographs, sound recordings and moving images. The second accrual (15-2005) consists of six audio cassettes.

Ready, William Bernard

George Baldwin Read Collection

  • Collectie
  • 1808-1958

The collection consists of Cpt. Read’s First World War military maps and Active Service Testament. An 1808 map of Russia. A copy of Col. R. Meinertzhagen’s Birds of Arabia, which belonged to Cpt. Read’s son.

Read, George Baldwin

Parti québécois collection

  • RC0258
  • Collectie
  • 1969-1971

The collection consists of printed materials such as programmes and resolutions concerning party meetings, the 1970 election, as well as bulletins. A pamphlet collection by leading party figures supplements the collection.

Parti québécois

Opération McGill collection.

  • RC0263
  • Collectie
  • 1969

The collection consists of statements and press releases by the organizers, le comité d'information de l'opération McGill, as well as reactions by others, including the administration and various student groups. Researchers may also wish to consult the Stanley Gray fonds.

Front d'action politique collection

  • RC0628
  • Collectie
  • 1969-1971

The collection consists of printed materials including bulletins, newspapers, pamphlets, and election brochures. Some materials from organizations affiliated with FRAP, Comité d'action politique Maisonneuve and Comité d'action politique St. Jacques, are also included.

Front de libération du Québec (FLQ)

  • RC0260
  • Collectie
  • 1968-1971

Front de libération du Québec collection consists of leaflets, a manifesto, and published material by others about the FLQ. The audio cassettes contain speeches and discussions. There are also printed materials issued by Comité d'aide groupe "Vaillières-Gagnon", containing background material on FLQ principals, their statements and trials: Charles Gagnon, Pierre-Paul Geoffroy, Robert Lévesque, and Pierre Vallières.

Front de libération du Québec (FLQ)

Front de libération populaire collection

  • RC0257
  • Collectie
  • 1968-1971

Front de libération du Québec collection consists of leaflets, a manifesto, and published material by others about the FLQ. The audio cassettes contain speeches and discussions. There are also printed materials issued by Comité d'aide groupe "Vaillières-Gagnon", containing background material on FLQ principals, their statements and trials: Charles Gagnon, Pierre-Paul Geoffroy, Robert Lévesque, and Pierre Vallières.

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