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Gutsche, Clara

  • CG1
  • Person
  • 1949-

Clara Gutsche, a photographer, educator, and critic, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 20, 1949, and has lived and worked in Montreal since 1970. Gutsche studied visual arts at Concordia University and obtained her Masters of Arts in photography. Gutsche is a part-time faculty member teaching photography in the Studio Arts Department at Concordia University. Gutsche was a founding member of Powerhouse Gallery and participated in the gallery’s first exhibition, Windows: From the inside out: Painting, photography, ceramic and sculpture (1973). She was also involved in the activities of The Flaming Apron craft store.

Griffin, Margaret

  • MG1
  • Person

Margaret Griffin, artist and photographer, was born in the United States, and lives and works in Montreal. Griffin was a founding member of Powerhouse Gallery (now La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse) and participated in the gallery’s first exhibition, Windows: From the inside out: Painting, photography, ceramic and sculpture (1973). She was also involved in the activities of The Flaming Apron craft store, where she participated in consciousness-raising groups.

Loyola College. Department of Athletics

  • LCDA
  • Corporate body
  • 1934-1975

There is a long tradition of athletics at Loyola. Almost as soon as the College was founded, field days (track and field competitions) were held once a year. In the Loyola College Review of 1915, the Sport pages refer to the Field Day, but also to numerous competitive sports, including Football, Hockey, and Basketball.

In the 1934-35 calendar, the Physical Culture section states that the physical training is by no means overlooked. The mandate of the Loyola College Athletic Association is also stated: The Loyola College Athletic Association was formed to encourage physical exercise and to create and foster a college spirit among the students. All athletics matters were under the supervision of the Athletic Board of Control. Intra-mural leagues were organized and the college was represented in inter-collegiate leagues as well.

In 1965, Edmund Enos was appointed director of the Department of Athletics. Under his direction, Loyola’s Athletic Program was extended and was considered one of the best in the country.

The teams who defended the Loyola colors were called the Warriors for men and the Tommies for women. The Sports Hall of Fame came into existence in 1967 to honour Loyola athletes and builders. Today, the program still exists as the Concordia Sports Hall of Fame. The Department published Programs in the 1960s and 1970s which took different names over the years: Loyola Athletic Programme, Program, Athletic Program, etc.

Loyola College merged with Sir George Williams University in 1974 to create Concordia University. Following the recommendations of a committee to evaluate the Student Services area, the two departments were merged into a single unit in 1975. The director of the Loyola College Department of Athletics, Ed Enos, became director of the newly formed department.

Enos, Ed

  • EA1
  • Person
  • 1934-2007

Dr. Ed Enos has made significant contributions to athletics at Concordia University and one of its founding institutions, Loyola College. He was appointed Director of Athletics in 1965 and immediately launched a progressive and wide-ranging program. When Loyola and Sir George Williams University merged in 1974 he became Concordia’s first athletic director. Under his leadership, the name Stingers became one of the most respected in Canadian interuniversity competition. During his tenure a comprehensive intramural program was initiated and the Loyola Sports Hall of Fame was established. An acclaimed innovator and academic, his accomplishments extend beyond university athletics. He was a Founding Chairman of the Concordia Department of Exercise Science, as an Associate Professor of the department, a former Assistant Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, and a member of Concordia’s first Senate. Perhaps his greatest legacy is successfully persuading Canadians and countless others that there were better and healthier ways to run our lives.

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Grant family

  • GF1
  • Family
  • [17--]-

The Grant family fonds includes the records of George Grant, his son Alexander Gregory Grant, (born in 1814 Aberdeen, Scotland and died 1897 Montreal, QC), his wife Elizabeth Emslie (d. 1854) and their six children: George R., Louisa, Emily, Cecilia, Alexander, and Agnes. Alexander Gregory Grant emigrated with his wife and family from Aberdeen, Scotland to Montreal in the 1830s. He was educated in Spain and worked as an instructor when he came to North America. He taught at West Point Military Academy in New Jersey, USA and later in Montreal. His son, George R. Grant, was the manager of Sir William Logan’s estate and various commercial enterprises. The family occupied several homes including one on St. Hubert Street and another on Esplanade avenue in Montreal, QC.

Fry, Christopher

  • CF1
  • Person
  • 18 December 1907 – 30 June 2005

Christopher Fry was an English poet and playwright. He was born in Bristol, England, on December 18, 1907, to Charles John Harris, a master builder and lay preacher in the Church of England, and Emma Marguerite Fry Hammond Harris. Born Arthur Hammond Harris, the playwright adopted the surname Fry for his maternal grandmother. In his late twenties he adopted the name Christopher Fry. Fry attended the Bedford Modern School, where he developed an appreciation for the theater. It is here that he wrote his first play at age 11. In 1929, after working briefly as a teacher, Fry devoted himself to the dramatic arts. In addition to acting, directing, and writing, he also ran a repertory company in Tunbridge Wells, which he founded in 1932. In 1939 Fry became the artistic director of the Oxford Playhouse.

Christopher Fry was a prolific playwright. Major theatrical works include: The Boy with a Cart (1938), The Tower (1939), A Phoenix too Frequent (1946), The Firstborn (1948), Thor, With Angels (1948), The Lady’s Not For Burning (1948), Venus Observed (1950), The Dark Is Light Enough (1954), and A Yard of Sun (1970). Adaptations include Ring around the Moon (1950) and The Lark (1955) by Jean Anouilh, Tiger at the Gates (1956), Duel of Angels (1958), and Judith (1962) by Jean Giraudoux, and Peer Gynt (1970) by Henrik Ibsen. Fry was also the screenwriter for the following movies: The Beggar’s Opera (1953), Ben-Hur (1959), The Bible: In the Beginning (1966), and Barabbas (1969).

Christopher Fry was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 1956 for his adaptation of Giraudoux’s play Tiger at the Gates. He was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1962. In the same year he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 1999 The Lady’s not for Burning was voted as one of the best plays of the twentieth century in a poll conducted by the National Theater. Fry died in Chichester, England, June 30, 2005.

Stanford, Derek

  • DS1
  • Person
  • 11 October 1918-19 December 2008

Derek Stanford was a British writer born in Lambton, Middlesex on 11 October 1918. Educated at Upper Latymer School in Hammersmith, London, Stanford was primarily known as an essayist, poet and biographer. Stanford first met Christopher Fry in the winter of 1940 when serving in the non-combatant arm of the British Forces as a conscientious objector. Stanford later became the biographer of Christopher Fry. Writings on Christopher Fry include: Christopher Fry: An Appreciation (1951), Christopher Fry Album (1952), and number 54 of Writers and their Work titled Christopher Fry (1954). Other works include Dylan Thomas: A Literary Study (1954), Muriel Spark: a Biographical and Critical Study (1963), and Concealment and Revelation in T. S. Eliot (1965), among others. Derek Stanford died December 19, 2008, in Brighton, England.

Desbarats, Peter

  • PD1
  • Person
  • July 2, 1933-February 11, 2014

Born on July 2, 1933 in Montreal, QC, Peter Desbarats is an accomplished playwright, author, and journalist. From 1981 to 1997 he served as the Dean of Journalism at the University of Western Ontario, a former commissioner for the Somalia Inquiry from 1995 to 1997, and served as the Maclean-Hunter chair in Communications Ethics at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON from 2000-2001.

Desbarats has published several works including Canada Lost / Canada Found: The Search for a New Nation, Radio and Television News: the Roles of Public and Private Broadcasters, and Some Other Critical Issues, René: A Canadian in Search of a Country, René Lévesque ou le project inachevé, and The State of Quebec: A Journalist’s View of the Quiet Revolution.

Desbarats died February 11, 2014.

Corman, Cid

  • CC1
  • Person
  • June 29, 1924-March 12, 2004

Cid Corman was born in Boston, MA in 1924 and died on March 12, 2004 in Kytoto Japan. He married Shizumi Konishi from Japan in February 1965. Corman was an accomplished American poet, broadcaster and teacher. He occupied several positions throughout his career. He worked at WMEX Radio in Boston from 1949-1951, was the editor of Origin Press and of Origin magazine, and he occupied a post as a private teacher in Italy from 1956-1957, and in Japan between 1956-1979. Corman also owned and operated the Sister City Tea House in Boston in 1981. In 1945 Corman received his bachelors of arts from Tufts College, and completed graduate studies at the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, and at the Sorbonne in Paris. Some of Corman’s publications include Aegis: selected poems 1970-1980, And the Word, For Granted, Once and For All, and Words for Each Other. Many of his works have been translated into Japanese.

Corman was the recipient of several awards, prizes, and grants including the Hopewood Prize, the Chapelbrook Foundation Grant, National Endowment for the Arts Grant and the Lenore Marshall Memorial Poetry Award for outstanding new book of poems from Book-of-the-Month Club.

Souster, Raymond

  • RS1
  • Person
  • January 15, 1921-October 19, 2012

Raymond Souster was born in Toronto on January 15, 1921 and died on October 19, 2012. Souster was a Canadian poet and launched three poetry magazines: Direction (1941-1946), Contact (1952-1954), and Combustion (1957-1960). Souster was a founding member of the League of Canadian Poets and served as its first president from 1967-1972. He won the Governor General's Award for poetry for The Colour of the Times in 1966. He is also a recipient of the Order of Canada (1995). In addition to his writing, Souster worked at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 1939 to 1985, and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941-1945. Souster was friends with Irving Layton, among many other Canadian poets.

Souster was prolific and produced over 50 volumes of his own work, including: Go to Sleep World (1947), City Hall Street (1951), Shake Hands with the Hangman: Poems 1940-1952 (1953), A Dream That is Dying: Poems (1954), For What Time Slays (1954), A Local Pride (1962), Jubilee Of Death: The Raid On Dieppe (1984), Queen City (1984), Close to Home (1996), Of Time and Toronto (2000), and Take me out to the Ballgame (2002).

Williams, Jonathan

  • JW1
  • Person
  • March 8, 1929-March 16, 2008

Jonathan Williams was born in Asheville, North Carolina on March 8, 1929 and died in Highlands, North Carolina on March 16, 2008. Williams was an American poet, artist, and publisher. He studied Art History at Princeton University and painting at Karl Knaths and Phillips Memorial Gallery in 1949. He attended Chicago Institute of Design, and Black Mountain College from1951 to 1956. Williams was a member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps between 1952 and 1954. He was the founder, executive director, editor, publisher, and designer of Jargon Society Inc., which was founded in 1951 in Highlands, North Carolina.

Smith, Carolyn

  • CS1
  • Person
  • [19--?]-

Carolyn Smith was a bookstore owner and an acquaintance of Irving Layton. Smith frequently held poetry readings during the 1960s and 1970s at her bookstore, The Book Cellar on St. James Street in Hamilton and at the First Unitarian Church, also located in Hamilton. Among those who gave readings at the poetry events was Irving Layton.

Thornton, Russell

  • RT1
  • Person
  • 1959-

Born in North Vancouver, British Columbia in 1959, Russell Thornton is a Canadian poet whose works have appeared in prominent Canadian literary magazines. Thornton has lived in several places including Montreal, Greece, and Wales.

Thornton is the author of several books of poetry including With Our Bodies We Write the Name of Light (1994), The Accurate Earth (1997), The Fifth Window (2000), A Tunisian Notebook (2002), House Built of Rain (2003), which was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Price, and the Human Shore (2006). Thornton has been the recipient of numerous poetry prizes including first prize for the League of Canadian Poets National Contest in 2000.

Wagschal, Marion

  • MW1
  • Person
  • 1943-

Marion Wagschal was born in 1943, and came to Canada in 1951 from Port of Spain, Trinidad. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Sir George Williams, presently Concordia University, and went on to become a professor at the University in the Faculty of Fine Arts’ Painting and Drawing Department. Wagschal was a professor for thirty-seven years before retiring in 2008.

Wagschal’s works have been displayed on international and national platforms and her works are featured in private and public collections throughout the world including the Musée d’art contemporaire in Montreal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the Musée de Joliette, the Musée des Beaux Arts du Québec, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, ON).

Francis, Wynne

  • WF1
  • Person
  • September 2, 1918-August 2, 2000

Wynne Francis was born on September 2, 1918 and died on August 2, 2000 in Montreal, QC at age 81. Francis obtained her BA in English from Sir George Williams University in 1942 and an MA in English from McGill University in 1963 with a specialization in Canadian Literature. She began her career in 1942 teaching at Sir George Williams University (SGW) in the English and Humanities department. In 1967 she became a full professor in the department of English at SGW and continued teaching after the merger in 1974 between Sir George Williams University and Loyola College at Concordia University until her retirement in 1991.

Francis’ legacy is maintained and her name honoured with the annual Wynne Francis Award for Graduate Study in Canadian Poetry.

Kenya National Archives

  • KNA1
  • Corporate body
  • 1965-

The Kenya National Archives, now known as the Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service (KNADS), was established in 1965 by an Act of Parliament. KNADS mission is to preserve and make accessible the information resources of the Republic of Kenya. Initially KNADS was placed under the office of the Vice President and the Minister of Home Affairs. Currently it is under the office of the Vice-President and the Ministry of State for National Heritage and Culture.

KNADS Director is John G. M’reria (2008-present). Past Directors include Mr. Musila Musembi (1991-2005) and Lawrence I. Mwangi (2005-2008). Past Archivists include: C. Bwye (Senior Registry Superintendent, 1956-1959), R. R. Mann (Archivist, 1960-1961; Controller of Office Services, 1961-1962), Derek Charman (Archivist, 1963-1965), Nathan W. Fedha (Government Archivist, 1965 – 1974), Maina Kagombe (Chief Archivist, 1974-1981), and Musila Musembi (Chief Archivist, 1982-1990).

Bowden Clipping Service

  • BCS1
  • Corporate body
  • [19--?]-

Bowden Clipping Service, part of MH Media Monitoring Limited based in Kitchener, Ontario, is a Canadian company that was used by Concordia University Libraries to find articles in French and English Canadian newspapers and magazines relating to the poet Irving Layton. The company would send the clippings via first class mail on a weekly basis. The Libraries ceased using the company’s services in May of 1993.

Kreipans Wilson, Veneranda

  • VKW1
  • Person
  • [19--]-

Veneranda Kreipans Wilson attended Concordia University in the 1970s where she studied with Irving Layton and Wynne Francis. While at Concordia, Wilson wrote her thesis “Love and Loathing: The Role of Woman in Irving Layton's Vision.” Wilson became good friends with Layton after she graduated and Layton was a frequent visitor at her parent’s house.

Entwistle, Harold

  • HE1
  • Person
  • 1923-2015

Harold Entwistle was born in Manchester, England on December 24, 1923 to working class parents, and died in Montreal on February 7, 2015. At age eleven, he won a scholarship to grammar school. Having completed his matriculation examinations, he left school at age 15 when WWII broke out. He then took a job as a junior clerk and enrolled in night school courses in commercial subjects. At age 18, he was conscripted into the Royal Tank Corps as a tank gunner. His troop landed in Normandy just after D-day, and fought across France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. Harold spent the last half of 1945 in Germany as a member of the army of occupation, and then his regiment was posted in Italy. He was released in early 1947.

From 1947 to 1949, he studied at the Sheffield City Training College, where he received a Certificate in Education. He then taught for the next ten years in primary and secondary schools in Manchester as well as taking on two degrees, a B.Sc. in Economics at the University of London, that he completed in 1953, and an M. Ed. degree at the University of Manchester in 1958. In 1959, he was appointed Lecturer at the City of Leeds Training College. Two years later, he left to head the Education Department at a newly-opened College for Mature Students in Leeds. In 1962, he was Lecturer in Education, at the University of Manchester while working on his Ph.D. at the University of London, which he obtained in 1966. In addition to supervising students in initial teacher education, he also undertook teaching and thesis supervision in Comparative Education and Adult Education, and occasionally in Philosophy.

Harold Entwistle emigrated to Canada in 1969 and came to Montreal to take a position in comparative education at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University). Over several years, he developed courses in Politics and Education as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Philosophy of Education. He later played a major role in founding Concordia’s Department of Education, and the graduate programme in Educational Studies. He retired from Concordia in 1993.

Apart from his teaching activities, Harold Entwistle pursued his research interests in education and wrote numerous articles, book chapters and five books: Education, Work and Leisure (Routhledge & K. Paul 1970), Child-Centred Education (Methuen 1970), Political Education in a Democracy (Routhledge & K. Paul 1971), Class Culture and Education (Methuen 1978), and Antonio Gramsci: Conservative Education for Radical Politics (Routhledge & K. Paul 1979).

He has been long active in the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society, serving as president between 1992 and 1994 and as reviews editor for the society’s journal, Paideusis from 1987 to 1995. In 2000, he joined the McGill Institute for Learning in Retirement (MILR), a voluntary organization based on peer learning. As a consequence of this involvement with the MILR, he wrote several papers and acted as Editor of the MIRL Newsletter.

Concordia University. Department of English

  • CUDE1
  • Corporate body
  • [196-?]-

The Department of English of Concordia University has its origins in the respective departments of English of the University’s two founding institutions: Loyola College and Sir George Williams University (SGWU). A formal Department of English was established at the beginning of the 1960s in the two institutions. The administration and faculty of both departments were joined together in 1977 in the wake of the Loyola College and Sir George Williams University merger in 1974.

Between 1966 and 1972 members of the Sir George Williams University (SGWU) Department of English hosted a series of poetry readings that was conceived as an on-going encounter between local (Montreal) poets and some writers from the United States and the rest of Canada. Sponsored by The Poetry Committee of the SGWU Faculty of Arts and the Department of English, these readings involved more than sixty poets from across North America. The series was the creation of three SGWU professors: Howard Fink and Stanton Hoffman from the Department of English and Roy Kiyooka from the Department of Fine Arts.

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