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Zdenka Volavka fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0132
  • Fonds
  • Reproduced [197-]-[198-]

Fonds consists of Zdenka Volavka's professorial files, including her research files, related to the kingship and royal ritual in Ngoyo, Africa.

Volavka, Zdenka

York University Faculty Association fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0025
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1990, predominant 1975-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) Chairperson, 1980-1984; the Librarians' Chapter, 1976-1985; and the Joint Grievance Committee, 1979-1984. Other series consist of Minutes, 1961-1986; Correspondence and papers, 1962-1989; Financial records, 1968-1985; Reports, 1967-1974; Printed material, 1964-1987; Ballots, forms, and opinion polls, 1973-1987.

York University Faculty Association

Wyndham Lewis Collection

  • CA ON00370 F0584
  • Collection
  • 1913-1957

Collection consists of archival material included in the Wyndham Lewis Collection. Consisting of batches of letters from Lewis' widow, Anne Wyndham Lewis (Froanna), news clippings on various aspects of Lewis' public activities (book reviews, criticism, artwork, obituaries), and promotional material relating to his publications (publishers' advertisements, inserts, and other ephemera).

Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957

Women, social justice, and Canadian trade unions collection

  • CA ON00370 F0494
  • Collection
  • 1973-2006

Collection consists of publications, policy statements, research reports, conference and educational documents, and newsletters accumulated by Professor Linda Briskin in the course of her research on women and equity in organized labour in Canada. The documents were published by or about local, provincial, and national organizations, including the Canadian Labour Congress, provincial federations of labour, Canadian and United Auto Workers, Canadian Air Line Employees' Association, Canada Employment Immigration Union, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, the Committee for Cleaners' Rights, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Metro Labour Council, Union of Provincial Government Employees, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, Public Service Alliance of Canada, United Steelworkers of Canada, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, and the Windsor Hospital Clerical Workers Union of Canada. The collection deals with equity in collective bargaining units, including issues of sisterhood and solidarity, education, human rights, anti-racism, aboriginal issues, affirmative action, violence against women, and the impact of technological change. The documents are arranged into files by organization, and they reflect the equity initiatives undertaken by unions to transform organizational practice and culture in order to ensure fairness and representation for women and members of other equity-seeking groups.

Briskin, Linda

William Moyer Swartley fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0422
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1979, predominant 1947

The fonds documents William Moyer Swartley's academic career and research activities in the field of psychology. The fonds also includes personal records. Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence and papers Notes Author and subject catalogue cards Writings and related papers Typescripts and reprints Printed material Newspaper clippings Photographs Paintings Films

Swartley, William Moyer, 1927-1979

William Kilbourn fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0338
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1994

The fonds consists of William Kilbourn's records pertaining to his activities as scholar and researcher, and as alderman in the City of Toronto. The fonds includes his research and subject files, his City Hall files and personal files.

Kilbourn, William, 1926-1995

William Jaffé fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0333
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1980, predominant 1921-1980

The fonds consists of material that documents Jaffe's career as an educator and author and includes personal and professional correspondence, photographs, drafts and reprints of articles, speeches and reviews written by Jaffe as well as financial records related to his personal and professional life. It also includes academic and teaching files consisting of course outlines, lecture notes, copies of class assignments, minutes, reports, and other material related to committee work, grant applications, research material and other items that document his time at Northwestern University, Harvard, the University of British Columbia and York University. The bulk of the fonds, however, consist of material that documents Jaffe's ongoing interest and research into the life and work of the French nineteenth-century economist Leon Walras including reviews, articles and essays related to Walras' work written by Jaffe as well as copies of articles and papers written by Walras himself. There are transcriptions of Walras' correspondence and other material from the fonds Walras housed in Lausanne, Switzerland and used by Jaffe in editing his 'Correspondence of Leon Walras and Related Papers'. There are also original documents from Walras and his family such as royalty statements that document Walras' earnings from his books, family photographs, correspondence and other material dating from about 1860 to 1910.

Jaffé, William, 1898-1980

William Greer fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0185
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1980

The fonds mainly consists of William Greer plans, memos, correspondence and architectural drawings about York University.

Greer, William

Wayne Ray fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0389
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1993, predominant 1952-1987

The fonds consists of records relating to the Canadian Poetry Association, League of Canadian Poets and the HMS Press, as well as personal papers and manuscripts of Wayne Scott Ray.

Ray, Wayne, 1950-

Waves fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0442
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1988, predominant 1972-1987

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the administration and publication of the literary magazine Waves.


Warwick Publishing Groups fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0475
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2002

Fonds consists of publications, correspondence, edited manuscripts, promotional literature, research notes, legal documents, surveys, print proofs and photographs for "Opus" (formerly known as "Music Magazine" and "Classical Music Magazine"), as well as published issues and photographs for "Coda : the journal of jazz and improvised music." The business records document the editorial function of the magazine, as well as its efforts to achieve financial sustainability. The photographs illustrate an international community of permforming artists over several decades, as well as the clubs and concert halls at which they performed. The fonds has been arranged into nine series: Classical Music Magazine Coda : the journal of jazz and improvised music Subject files of Classical Music Magazine Writers files of Classical Music Magazine Editorial files for Classical Music Magazine Subject files of the Warwick Publishing Group Printing proofs for Classical Music Magazine Photographs of Classical Music Magazine and Opus Photographs of Coda : the journal of jazz and improvised music

Warwick Publishing

Walter Pitman fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0241
  • Fonds
  • [1998]-2002

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes, interview notes, drafts and research material related to his book 'Louis Applebaum: A Passion for Culture'.

Pitman, Walter

Walter Alexander Riddell fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0394
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1946

The fonds consists of correspondence of Walter Alexander Riddell, diaries, notes on interviews with League of Nations officials, newspaper clippings, reports, and typescripts and handwritten drafts of publications and speeches.

Riddell, Walter Alexander, 1881-1963

W. Edward Mann fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0349
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1996

The fonds consists of William Edward Mann's records pertaining to his education and to his teaching and research activities.

Mann, W.E. (William Edward), 1918-

Virginia McDonald-Evans fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0352
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1986

The fonds consists of Virginia McDonald-Evans' records pertaining to her activities as a scholar and includes her correspondence; research materials; course files; essays, briefs and speeches; book drafts; bibliographic cards; and printed material.

McDonald, Virginia, 1928-

Vincent Vaitiekunas fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0210
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1993

Fonds mainly consists of material relating to Vincent Vaitiekunas career as a film maker and includes production notes, scripts, correspondence and film reels.

Vaitiekunas, Vincent

Victor Feldbrill fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0483
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2005

Fonds consists of material that documents Feldbrill's personal and professional life and includes correspondence from friends, family and colleagues, including letters from Murray Adaskin, Sir Ernest MacMillan, Harry Somers, John Weinzweig and others, fan mail, programmes, pamphlets, newspaper and magazine articles related to his work as a violinist and/or conductor, contracts and biographical material. In addition, it includes a series of scrapbooks maintained by Feldbrill that documents his professional career from 1940 to the present day. There is considerable correspondence between Feldbrill and his wife Zelda Mann that documents their courtship, the couple's life together, and descriptions of Feldbrill's travels. There is a substantial amount of material related to his performances with the Toronto and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras and to the years he spent working and teaching in Japan.

Feldbrill, Victor, 1924-

Varpu Lindström fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0558
  • Fonds
  • 1887-2012

Fonds consists of Lindstrom's professorial and scholarly research files throughout her career, as well as records documenting her academic activities. Research files pertain to her publications and monographs such as "Defiant Sisters : A Social History of Finnish Immigrant Women in Canada, 1890-1930" (both the English and Finnish editions), and "From Heroes to Enemies : Finns in Canada, 1937-1947," as well as book chapters, articles, papers, presentations and lectures, and her involvement with the National Film Board production "Letters from Karelia," and subsequent research. The research files span the activities of Finnish and Finnish-Canadian organizations across the political spectrum, such as the Finnish Organization of Canada (left wing), and Loyal Finns in Canada (right wing). Records include oral history interviews (audio cassettes and transcripts), research notes, clippings, a significant and extensive number of photograph and letter collections passed down through generations of Finnish Canadians, diaries, correspondence, publication drafts, academic and professorial notes, microfilm of Finnish language newspapers published in Canada and archival records, financial records of Finnish-Canadian organizations such as newspapers and post-World War II relief funding bodies, scrapbooks, photocopies of rare and unusual documents such as two volumes of a Soviet register of Finnish War Crimes, a list of persons found in the mass grave at Karhumaki, and Soviet lists of North American Finns who journeyed to Karelia to help build a socialist utopia there, academic and professorial files, publicity files, files pertaining to her work with the School of Women's Studies, and her own papers as a university student. The fonds also includes letters written by Lindstrom as a newly-arrived teenaged immigrant to Canada to her best friend in Finland; many of these letters were published in Finnish with English translation in 'Letters from an immigrant teenager' in 2012.

Lindström, Varpu

V.A. (Tommy) Thompson fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0097
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1979

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, People or Planes (POP) Committee organizational files, and environmental and agricultural files related to efforts to stop the establishment of the proposed Pickering airport by the federal government.

Thompson, Victor A. (Victor Albert), 1920-

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0438
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1978

The fonds documents the activities of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America and some of its locals for the period, 1941-1978. Fonds is comprised of the following series: General Companies Locals Financial records Printed material

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America

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