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Pamphlets

Series documents the early years of the communist movement and contains 90 pamphlets dated between 1912 and 1920 collected by S.A. Rochlin and published by or on behalf of various organizations, committees, and unions. Organizations, committees, and unions include: Communist Party of South Africa, African Workers' Club, Building Workers Industrial Union of South Africa, Workers' International League, African National Congress, National Union of South African Students, Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union, South African Native Congress, South African Native Delegation, International Socialist League, All African Convention, and United Party.

Periodicals and newspapers

Series contains 46 periodicals and newspapers dated between 1919 and 1957 collected by S.A. Rochlin published by the Communist Party of South Africa, South African Labour Party, the Socialist Workers’ League, Labour League of the Youth of South Africa, Anti-Nazi Vigilance Committee, League for the Maintenance of Democracy, Industrial Socialist League, South African Labour Defence, Youth League of South Africa, Young Communist League of South Africa, and Young Communist International, among others.

Newspapers and periodicals include: Labour's Voice, Socialist Action, The Revolutionary Communist: a journal, of Marxist-Leninism, Anti-Nazi, The Democrat, The Bolshevik: official organ of the Industrial Socialist League of South Africa, Umvikeli-Thebe/The African Defender, The African World: the mouthpiece of the Cape African National Congress, South African Young Communist, organ of the Young Communist League, The Torch: the organ of the unemployed of South Africa, The Workers' Dreadnought for International Communism, and The Workers' Voice, among others.

Folders

Series contains 471 documents of all types dated between 1915 and 1954 organized into folders, probably by S.A. Rochlin. Documents include minutes, agendas, accounts, manuscripts, poems, leaflets, flyers, pamphlets, posters, newspaper clippings, manifestos, petitions, reports, speeches, constitutions, telegrams, press releases, applications, invitations, correspondence, and handbills. Documents concern the South African Labour Party, Workers’ International League, South African Labour Defence, Irish Republican Association of South Africa, South African Labour Defence, African National Congress, Communist Party of South Africa, African National Improvement Movement, Congress of the People, United Communist Party, United Communist Party of South Africa, South African Section of the Communist International, International Socialist League, Communist Propaganda Group, and Youth League of South Africa, among others.

Correspondence
C010/A · Series · 1963-1983
Part of Gertrude Katz collection

Series contains correspondence between Gertrude Katz, Carl Katz, and Irving Layton. Series also includes correspondence between Gertrude Katz, Carl Katz, Kathleen C. Moore, and Elspeth Cameron, related to the life and work of Irving Layton, and Cameron’s biography on the poet. A copy of a letter from Irving Layton and Moore may also be found in this series.

Poetry and publications
C010/B · Series · 1956-1985
Part of Gertrude Katz collection

Series contains a typescript of Irving Layton’s “The Red Moujhik,” and offprints of the poet’s “A Tall Man Executes a Jog” (1958), “Cain” (1961), and “On the Assassination of President Kennedy” (1964). Appended to “The Red Moujhik” is a letter signed by Irving Layton. Series also contains a catalogue based on exhibition of Irving Layton’s books, a list of the poet’s rare and out-of-print books, and a transcript of a rare recording of the short story “The World We Live In” by Irving Layton that aired on CBC’s “Wednesday Night Short Stores” on August 24, 1960. Series also contains rare first editions, limited editions, and presentation copies of Irving Layton’s books. Books include The Bull Calf and Other Poems (1956), Improved Binoculars (1956), A laughter in the Mind (1958), The Swinging Flesh (1961), Love Where the Nights are Long (1962), The Laughing Rooster (1964), Periods of the Moon (1967), The Shattered Plinths (1968), The Whole Bloody Bird (1969), Nail Polish (1971), Lovers and Lesser Men (1973), Seventy-five Greek Poems (1974), The Pole Vaulter (1974), For My Brother Jesus (1976), The Covenant (1977), Treici Poesie e Sette Disegni (1978), Waiting for the Messiah (1985), Anvil Blood (1973), and New Holes in the Wall (1973). Series also contains a phonographic record of Irving Layton reading his poetry at Le Hibou in 1963.

Promotional materials
C010/C · Series · 1965-2007
Part of Gertrude Katz collection

Series contains promotional materials collected about Irving Layton, including invitations to events celebrating the life and work of the poet, the program for the dedication of Irving Layton Avenue in Montreal. Series also contains programs to the event “Scene: Love and Maple Syrup,” an invitation to the Concordia University convocation honoring the poet, and a bookmark to Seven Steps Bookshop where he gave many readings.

Photographs
C010/D · Series · 1968-1978
Part of Gertrude Katz collection

Series contains 3 photographs of Irving Layton, including a photograph of Layton with Seymour Mayne, a portrait of the poet dedicated to Gertrude and Carl Katz, and a photograph of Layton receiving his honorary degree at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec.

Financial documents
C010/F · Series · 1959-1974
Part of Gertrude Katz collection

Series contains financial documents concerning the property holdings of Irving Layton and Gertrude and Carl Katz, and the property title and deed of sale of property to Irving Layton.

The Flaming Apron
C011/B · Series · [ca. 1973]
Part of Margaret Griffin and Clara Gutsche collection

Series contains documents concerning The Flaming Apron craft store. This series includes documents concerning the closing of this craft store, as well as items created for sale at The Flaming Apron. These items, created or collected by Margaret Griffin, include a jean skirt by Billie-Joe Mericle purchased by Griffin at The Flaming Apron, a crochet sweater by Griffin made during the period of the Flaming Apron, and 2 basalt clay pots by Griffin made for sale at the craft store.

Art in Canada
C011/C · Series · 1972-1976
Part of Margaret Griffin and Clara Gutsche collection

Series contains miscellaneous documents concerning the Canadian art scene in the 1970s. Documents include a pamphlet for Corridart dans la Rue Sherbrooke, an exhibition put on in conjunction with the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, and Vehicle: Handbook of Toronto Cultural Resources (1972) edited by Isobel Harry and Marlene Sober.

Textual records
C012/A · Series · [19--] ; 1928-2017
Part of Ralph Whims collection

Series contains textual records relating to Black History in Montreal; the Negro Community Centre; Union United Church; the Coloured Women’s Club; The Red Feather and the Welfare Federation; Railway Porters; the Elks; the documentary film Show Girls; and Jazz in Montreal.

Photographs
C012/B · Series · [19--] ; [195-] ; [1953-1994]
Part of Ralph Whims collection

Series mostly contains photocopies of photographs relating to the Negro Community Centre; Union United Church; the Coloured Vet’s Canadian Legion Softball Banquet; and jazz in Montreal. Photographs concerning the activities of the Negro Community Centre showcase, among other things, basketball; tap dance; annual meetings; the NCC’s move to the Iverly Community Centre building on Coursol Street in 1955; the task force for the revitalization of the NCC; and the teen program. Photographs of Ethel Bruneau, Bernice Jordan Whims, Olga Spencer Foderingham, Tina Baines Brereton, Meilan Lam, and Louis Stanley Hooper, among others, are found in this series.

Books
C012/C · Series · [198-?] ; 1966-1982
Part of Ralph Whims collection

Series contains one book on Black history in Canada and three poetry books published between 1966 and 1982. This is my Song (1982) and Going Black Home ([198-?]) by Peter Bailey were self-published by the author and inscribed to Ralph Whims. Leo Bertley’s Canada and its people of African Descent (1977) and Studies in Black and White (1966) by Dave Pinson can also be found in this series.

Textual material
C020/A · Series · [198-]
Part of Monastère des Ursulines de Québec collection

Series contains textual records documenting the objects in the collection of the Monastère des Ursulines de Québec. It is composed of a catalogue documenting the objects in the collection and contains information about artist(s), title, date, dimensions, and medium for each work. It also includes a note describing where they appear in the publication "Répertoire des gravures conservées au Monastère des ursulines de Québec" (dossier number). The series also contains 3 documents regarding missing slides.

Photographic material
C020/B · Series · [ca. 1982]
Part of Monastère des Ursulines de Québec collection

Series contains photographs of the objects from the collection of the Monastère des Ursulines de Québec. It is composed of 465 slides, many of which were reproduced in the publication "Répertoire des gravures conservées au Monastère des ursulines de Québec."

Sound recordings
C024/A · Series · 1946
Part of Dorothy Harper collection

Series contains two phonographic records by Oscar Peterson and Eddie Baxter. The first contains the songs "Just You and Me" and "Body and Soul" (cracked). The second contains "Laura" and "I got Rhythm."

Photographs
C024/B · Series · [1945-1946]
Part of Dorothy Harper collection

Series contains 54 photographs documenting the daily life of Dorothy Harper. Photographs, which include portraits and landscapes, were mostly taken in Quebec, specifically in Montreal, Sainte- Agathe, Saint-Sauveur, and Sainte-Adèle. Photographs also showcase scenes in Ottawa, Ontario; Burlington, Vermont; and New York City, New York. Significantly, a number of photographs were taken inside jazz clubs in Montreal, including Café Esquire and El Morocco. Three photographs depict Oscar Peterson in concert.

Personal Records
C025/A · Series · 1950 ; 1961-2005
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Series documents the personal life of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge, including their post-secondary education in Canada, their careers, their professional projects and affiliations, and their travels outside Canada. It also provides information and some documentation pertaining to their family and friends, including materials that provide insight into the lives of Roberts’s parents and their relationship with their son. It also serves to document several essays and notes by Roberts on topics related to socialism, police brutality, imperialism, history of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, politics, and Black history among others.

Series contains correspondence from friends and family, including correspondence between Roberts and his parents, and letters from the government and community organizations to Roberts and Cambridge. Family records, photographs, student documents, essays, handwritten notes, notebooks, research documentation from Roberts and Cambridge's post-secondary studies, awards, immigration records, and flight tickets.

The series is organized into the following eight subseries:
C025/A1 Education
C025/A2 Essays and Notes
C025/A3 Correspondence
C025/A4 Family Records
C025/A5 Employment
C025/A6 Identification and Immigration
C025/A7 Awards
C025/A8 Travel

Community relations
C025/B · Series · 1945 ; 1959-2010
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Series provides information about Alfie Roberts' affiliation to the 150 Emancipation Committee, the St. Vincent and Grenadines Association of Montreal, the 11th World Festival for Youth and Students and the International Caribbean Service Bureau. This series also contains documentation pertaining to Patricia Cambridge’s involvement with the Project Genesis and the St. Vincent and Grenadines Association of Montreal. In addition, it contains materials concerning the activities of other community organizations, as well as information about conferences organized by community organizations and non-community organization in Canada and overseas.

Series includes leaflets, flyers, posters, correspondence, newsletters, event programs, brochures, press releases, periodicals, meeting minutes and agendas, administrative and financial documents, speech transcripts, clippings, objects, photographs, sound recording and notebooks.

The series is organized into the following eight sub-series:
C025/B1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Montreal
C025/B2 Emancipation 150 Committee
C025/B3 National Council of St. Vincent and Grenadines Associations in Canada
C025/B4 11th World Festival of Youth and Students
C025/B5 Project Genesis
C025/B6 Alfie Roberts Institute
C025/B7 Other Community Organizations
C025/B8 Conferences

C025/C · Series · 1916 ; 1934-2010
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Series contains a wide variety of publications and research documentation that were part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge's personal library as well as the Library at the Alfie Roberts Institute.

Series includes books, booklets, newspapers, journals, magazines, brochures, articles, photocopies of book chapters, clippings, booklets, pamphlets, leaflets, reports, flyers, government publications, press releases, newsletters, speeches and interview transcripts, poems, songs lyrics, books and records catalogues, documents with annotations and some handwritten notes.

The series is organized into the following four sub-series:
C025/C1 Books
C025/C2 Booklets
C025/C3 Periodicals
C025/C4 Research Documentation
C025/C5 Business Cards