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Opération McGill collection.

  • RC0263
  • Coleção
  • 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.

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.

Denis ApIvor collection of Christian Darnton and Bernard Van Dieren

  • RC0270
  • Coleção
  • 1920-1994

Denis ApIvor, an English composer and musicologist, gathered together a variety of materials relating to Van Dieren and Darton. The collection includes correspondence about the men and their music, original letters by Darnton, biographical materials, information about their compositions and performances of their works and edited (limited) editions of their compositions, prepared by ApIvor himself.

ApIvor, Denis

Canadian small presses, literary publishers and periodicals collection

  • RC0284
  • Coleção
  • [196-]-[200-]

In contrast to mainstream publishers that distribute, sell, and advertise quality printed books, journals and newspapers commercially in standard formats, small presses are modelled on alternative forms of publishing in which writers take control of all aspects of publishing their work. Print runs are invariably small and difficult to find. Works that are printed are often experimental in nature and embody a literary aesthetic. In Canada the small press movement flourished especially in the 1960s as an outgrowth of the literary renaissance of that time. Some small presses from that era such as Coach House Press, Oberon Press, and House of Anansi are now considered to be mainstream.

This collection consists of catalogues, announcements, and ephemera from approximately 245 small presses in Canada. Several presses in this collection such as Broadview Press and Red Deer College are academic in nature.

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.

Sir Robert Mayer Collection

  • RC0293
  • Coleção
  • 1923-1976

The bulk of this collection was gathered together by Peter Bander Van Duren who planned to write a biography of Mayer.

Mayer, Robert, Sir

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.

Entertainment collection

  • RC0305
  • Coleção
  • 1827-1992

There have been three accruals. The entertainment collection contains materials related to entertainment, predominantly Canadian and American. Genres include ballet, theatre, concerts, musicals and exhibitions (except those that feature sports). They are located in the Sports and Recreation collection. The collection consists of concert and movie posters, programmes, sheet music, sound recordings, cards and other items.

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.

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.

Walter M. Lowney Company of Canada collection

  • RC0401
  • Coleção
  • 1926-1952

The collection consists of the following: 12 price lists (1926-1937), 5 dinner programmes primarily for company executives (1928-1952), 1 b&w photograph of company executives (1938), 2 product packages pamphlets, a salesmen’s convention pamphlet (1924), a b&w photograph of a display of company products, 1 letter (1940), and a poster for Lowney’s Husky Brazil chocolate bar.

Walter M. Lowney Company of Canada

German Army collection

  • RC0404
  • Coleção
  • 1940

The album contains b& w photographs which depict armoured forces, including tanks, in the field. The creator of the album is not known. The pages are captioned in German and dated. The album begins with the crossing of the Mass River on 15 June 1940. War scenes in Belgium, France and Holland are depicted as well as soldiers relaxing. There are photographs of English, French and German graves. There is one photograph of prisoners. There are also some photographs back in the homeland. A listing of the German captions into English has been prepared by archival staff.

C. Hubert H. Parry collection

  • RC0429
  • Coleção
  • 1890-1921

The majority of the collection consists of letters from Parry to William S. Hannam, a member of the Leeds Music Festival Committee.

Parry, C. Hubert H.

James E. Anderson collection

  • RC0502
  • Coleção
  • 1961-1995

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

Anderson, James E.

Havens family collection

  • RC0518
  • Coleção
  • 1870-1900

The collection consists of letters written to Havens and his daughter from family, friends, and business people. There is one letter written by his wife Mary (née Hiscott) when she is away visiting her father who is ill. The letters span four generations: Richards Havens (the father), William (the son), Ciscelia (his daughter) and the Elmes (grandchild and spouse). Many of the letters are written from rural communities in Ontario. There are, however, letters written from the Oakfuskee Hills in Alabama and Emigrant Gap, California.

Havens family

Opal L. Nations collection

  • RC0528
  • Coleção
  • 1974-1975

The collection consists of letters written by Nations to Beth Jankola when Nations was living in Vancouver and running Strange Faeces. There are three letters, 1974-75, with enclosures. The enclosures consist of printed notices re poetry and other readings. Also in the collection: a play “Patients, Patients” by Dannnie Loreno and two printed poems by Brad Chisholm, 1975.

Nations, Opal L.

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