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Leon Llewellyn fonds
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Community newspapers and magazines

  • F032/B
  • Series
  • [19--] ; [197-] ; [20--] ; 1969-2014, predominant 1969-1983
  • Part of Leon Llewellyn fonds

Series is composed predominantly of newspapers and magazines that document the interests, concerns, and activities of Montreal's English-speaking Black community. It contains issues of Uhuru; Focus Umoja; Focus Magazine; Afro-Can; Afro Canadian; Contrast; The Black Voice; Montréal Camera; Community Contact; The Montreal Challenger; The Montreal Oracle; African Awakener; Canadian Tribune; Voice of Montreal; and The Black: A Canadian Journal of Self Expression, among others. This series also contains drawings by Leon Llewellyn, both originals and copies, that appeared in these publications, as well as photographs, and objects.

Community organizations and events

Series is composed of documentation pertaining to numerous English-speaking Black community organizations based in Montreal. It also contains materials documenting Leon Llewellyn's participation in many of these community organizations. While the series contains materials dated from 1970 to 2012, including textual records, photographs, drawings, and objects, most document the period between 1970 and 1979. Materials primarily concern the activities of these organizations, including their administration, functions, and programs. Community organizations that appear throughout the documentation include, among others, the Negro Community Centre/Charles H. Este Cultural Centre; Black Studies Centre; Quebec Board of Black Educators; Black Community Central Administration of Quebec; Black Community Council of Quebec; National Black Coalition of Canada; Côte-des-Neiges Black Community Association; Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Black Community Association; Côte-des-Neiges Black Community Development Project; Black Theater Workshop; Association of Black Artists; Montreal Black Photography Society; Union United Church; Black Action Party; National Black Coalition Institute of Research in the Black Experience; National Congress of Black Women; Black Community Communications Media; Black Is!; Negro Theater Arts Club; Revue Theater; Black Workers Association; Black Youth Radio; and the Black Youth Television Workshop. Materials related to the Concordia Student Union; Concordia University's Black Student Union; McGill Black Student Union, Caribbean Students' Society of McGill University; and the Black Students' Association of Champlain College are also found in this series.

Documents in this series also concern particular events occurring in the Montreal Black community, including the Second National Congress of Black Women; Afro-Festival; Carnival; Carifiesta; and Congress of Commonwealth Caribbean Immigrants, among many others. In addition, arts-related events, instruction, exhibitions, and programs are well documented throughout, including those which took place at the Black Studies Centre.

Leon Llewellyn fonds

  • F032
  • Fonds
  • [19--] ; 1966-2018, predominant 1969-1979

The Leon Llewellyn fonds contains materials documenting the life and career of Leon Llewellyn. Significantly, the fonds is composed of documentation pertaining to Montreal's English-speaking Black Community. These materials document the activities and functions of various Black community organizations, including but not limited to, the Negro Community Centre/Charles H. Este Cultural Centre; Black Studies Centre; Quebec Board of Black Educators; Black Community Central Administration of Quebec; Black Community Council of Quebec; National Black Coalition of Canada; Côte-des-Neiges Black Community Association; Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Black Community Association; Côte-des-Neiges Black Community Development Project; Black Theater Workshop; Association of Black Artists; Montreal Black Photography Society; Union United Church; Black Action Party; National Black Coalition Institute of Research in the Black Experience; National Congress of Black Women; Black Community Communications Media; Black Is!; Negro Theater Arts Club; Revue Theater; Black Workers Association; Black Youth Radio; and the Black Youth Television Workshop. Materials related to the Concordia Student Union; Concordia University's Black Student Union; McGill Black Student Union, Caribbean Students' Society of McGill University; and the Black Students' Association of Champlain College are also found in this fonds. Additionally, this fonds contains various issues of prominent community newspapers and magazines, including but not limited to, Uhuru; Focus Umoja; Focus Magazine; Afro-Can; Afro Canadian; Contrast; The Black Voice; Montréal Camera; Community Contact; The Montreal Challenger; The Montreal Oracle; African Awakener; Canadian Tribune; Voice of Montreal; and The Black: A Canadian Journal of Self Expression. It also contains materials related to the publication of the book "Journey into Our Caribbean Past" by Eric Llewellyn.

The Leon Llewellyn fonds is composed of a wide variety of textual and graphic materials, including photographs, negatives, contact sheets, sketches and drawings, greeting cards, newspapers, magazines, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and agenda, bulletins, invitations, newsletters, pamphlets, flyers, booklets, posters, financial documents, programs, and curricula, among many others. The fonds also contains a few objects.

The Leon Llewellyn fonds is divided into three series:
F032/A Community organizations and events
F032/B Community newspapers and magazines
F032/C Personal papers

Llewellyn, Leon

Personal papers

Series contains personal documents concerning the life, work, and interests of Leon Llewellyn. This series also contains documentation pertaining to Eric Llewellyn's publication, "A Journey Into Our Caribbean Past."