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Sub-series contains documents concerning the foundation of Powerhouse Gallery, and various exhibitions at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse. Materials predominantly concern the Gallery’s first exhibition Windows: From the Inside Out: Painting, Photography, Ceramic and Sculpture (1973). Other exhibitions documented in this sub-series include Codpieces: Phallic Paraphernalia (1974), The Past to the Present (2001), and Powerhouse: Where Are We Now? (2001).This subseries also contains La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse publications, including Women’s Bookworks (1979) and Les Centrelles (2004).

Photographic materials

Subseries contains photographic materials documenting Windows: From the Inside Out: Painting, Photography, Ceramic and Sculpture. This series is composed of slides of the exhibition taken by Margaret Griffin documenting the artworks and their placement in the Gallery.

Art Work and Objects

Subseries contains 2 original artworks from the exhibition Windows: From the Inside Out: Painting, Photography, Ceramic and Sculpture (1973), and a t-shirt with a photograph of the founding members of Powerhouse Gallery.

Plays

The sub-series documents Peter Madden’s work as a playwright.

The sub-series includes Peter Madden’s theatre plays, screenplays as well as radio dramas. It contains drafts and final versions, photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera and an audio reel.

Poems

The sub-series documents Peter Madden’s work as a poet.

The sub-series contains drafts and final versions of poems as well as some paintings used as illustrations.

Stories

The sub-series documents Peter Madden’s work as a storyteller.

The sub-series includes drafts and final versions of stories for adults as well as for children.

History and constitution

This sub-series documents the historical development of the Black Theatre Workshop (BTW), from its beginnings in 1965 as the Trinidad & Tobago Association (TTA) Drama group, through its incorporation as the BTW in 1972, to today. It also contains material pertaining to the Negro Theatre Guild, formed by members of the Montreal Black community in the early 1940s.

The sub-series contains, among other documents, letters patent, programs, newspaper clippings, a constitution, historical outlines, photographs, notes, play scripts, letterheads, logos, poster, studies, a newsletter, membership lists, briefs, mission statements, and correspondence.

Meetings and committees

This sub-series provides insight into the administration and organizational structure of the Black Theatre Workshop (BTW). The BTW is governed by a Board of directors, to which all committees and directors report. It includes documents related to meetings of the Board of Directors; Executive Committee; Management Committee; and the Planning and Priorities committee. It also contains documents concerning General meetings and meetings of temporary committees.

This sub-series contains, among other documents, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, lists of board members, organizational charts, job descriptions, meeting notes, and various documents presented or discussed at the meetings, as well as newspaper clippings, and grant applications.

Human resources

This sub-series documents the management of human resources, including the rights and duties of staff working at the Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) in the 1980s and 1990s. It also provides insight into summer employment programs in which the BTW participated, including the Work Orientation Workshop, organized by the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Black Community Association.

This sub-series contains, among other documents, contracts, agreements, and correspondence.

Planning

This sub-series documents planning and development of the Black Theatre Workshop (BTW). It also provides insight into the search of a permanent location for the BTW in the 1980s, and the proposal for the establishment of a festival honoring Martin Luther King.

This sub-series contains, among other documents, 3-year-plans, action plans, newspaper articles, a proposal, and correspondence.

Accounting

This sub-series provides an overview of the Black Theatre Workshop's (BTW) financial situation from the early 1970s to 2008. It also provides insight into the resources required to produce plays and other programming at the BTW.

This sub-series contains financial statements, budgets, ledger pages, invoices, and other financial documents related to the activities of the BTW.

Funding

This sub-series provides insight into the financial support received by the Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) from the 1980s to 2008. It documents the BTW's two major sources of income: government support received by way of various grants and fundraising campaigns. Materials related to fundraising campaigns document both the financial and social aspects of these events. The sub-series contains materials related to the BTW's annual Vision Celebration (or Vision Gala), which has taken place every January since 1987. At this event, an important member of the community is honoured with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award. The first of these awards was given to musician Oscar Peterson, followed by Oliver Jones, Daisy Peterson-Sweeney, and Dorothy Wills, among many others. The sub-series contains biographical information of all award recipients from 1987 to 2008.

The sub-series contains grant applications, reports, newspaper articles and newspapers, fundraising plans, presentation folios, correspondence, photographs, invitations, programs, expense reports, and financial statements, among other documents.

General audience

This sub-series documents plays produced by the Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) from the early 1970s until the 2007-2008 season. It also illustrates other events organized by the BTW, including festivals, workshops, and poetry jams, among others. It also documents the professional career of several actors involved with the BTW.

This sub-series contains photographs, programs, press releases, newspapers and newspaper clippings, drawings, floor plans, collages, flyers, project proposals, reports, invitations, entrance tickets, play scripts, meeting notes, box office records, correspondence, schedules, budgets, drafts, goboes, and the first issue of the Black Theatre Workshop News, among other documents.

Theater for Young Audiences program

This sub-series provides insight into The Black Theatre Workshop’s (BTW) contribution to education at the primary and secondary levels and contains documentation pertaining to The Theater for Young Audiences Program, which was first implemented in 1983. A number of plays were produced exclusively for this program and were shown to both elementary and secondary school audiences. These were generally presented in schools in the Greater Montreal area, but also shown in Nova Scotia and the United States among other locations. The sub-series contains documents pertaining to school tours, which took place from 1986 to 2011. Many of these tours took place during Black History Month. Materials document the plays that were part of the series, necessary preparatory work, the schools that hosted the performances, and finances, along with feedback from teachers, students and actors.

The sub-series contains correspondence, photographs, drawings, promotional material, educational material (teachers’ guides), play scripts, project outlines, reports, financial records, contracts, booking sheets, schedules, performance evaluations, newspaper clippings, and sheet music, among other documents.

Youthworks

The sub-series provides insight into the Black Theatre Workshop’s (BTW) many initiatives to support young performing artists. A first attempt to install a program to support young artists was the Beginners’ Workshop, which took place in January and February 1984, followed by an 11-week project known as the Summer Theatre, which took place during summer of the same year. The idea was revived with the installation of the Youthworks Program, which existed from 2002 to 2013. This workshop series offered free specialized theatre training for Montreal teenagers from 12 to 25 years old, who envisioned a career in the performing arts. Each spring the workshop series finished with the presentation of a play, as there were, among others, Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery ; Death of the Bourgeois Dream ; What If?, and Urban Legends / The Procrastin8r.

The sub-series contains play scripts, brochures, meeting notes, reports, program outlines, communications, photographs, schedules, photographs, and sound recordings, among other documents.

General Associations

The sub-series consists of records documenting the relations between the Principal or Rector's Office and external associations. The sub-series contains records of activity related to the following associations:
Alliance Quebec
American Association of University Administrators
Association des professeurs des universités de langue française du Québec
Association canadienne des éducateurs de langue française
Association for Higher Education
Association of Canadian Universities Active in Northern Research
Association of Commonwealth Universities
Canadian Association for Hebrew Education and Culture
Canadian Association of College and University Student Services
Canadian Association of Adult Education
Canadian Association of University Teachers
Canadian Mental Health Association Québec Division
Canadian Political Science Association
Canadian University Association (Hong Kong)
Canadian Universities Foundation
Canadian University Service Overseas
Fédération des associations de professeurs des universités du Québec
International Association of Universities
Positive Action Group
Provincial Association of Protestant Teachers of Québec
Québec Student Debating Association.

Acquisition

The sub-series consists of records relating to the acquisition of land or property by S.G.W. It contains notes and correspondence.

Construction and renovation

The sub-series consists of records related to the construction and the renovation of the Norris Building and the Henry F. Hall Building. It contains correspondence with architects, minutes, sketches, and other documents.

Rental

The sub-series consists of records relating to the rental of Argyle School in Westmount by S.G.W. in 1961.

Space planning and Maintenance

The sub-series consists of records relating to space planning, allocation, and maintenance in the University. It documents the plan and negotiations to rent sporting facilities at the Olympic Stadium 1976-1981, plans for library buildings, a proposal for an athletics site at Covey Hill, the proposal for the University to acquire the HMCS Donnacona building (1957-1967), and room reservations. The sub-series contains correspondence, briefs, reports, and notes.

University organization

The sub-series consists of the University crest, records on the Act of Incorporation and Charter, a history of the development of education at the Y.M.C.A., organizational charts, and documents related to administrative organization and reorganization. A major part of the sub-series consists of records of negotiations and meetings of joint committees and task forces with Loyola relating to the merger. It also contains the University mission study.

Policy

The sub-series consists of statements of University policies, the University Code and Procedures, and the Code of Conduct, as well as correspondence.

Associations General

Sub-series consists of records documenting the relations between the University and external associations from 1968 to 1984. Sub-series contains the records of the following associations:

  • Alliance Québec (and initial body),
  • Association des Administrateurs de Recherche Universitaire du Québec,
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities,
  • Canadian Association of Graduate Schools,
  • Canadian Conference of Arts,
  • Comité de concertation / Relevé d'enseignement,
  • Commission d'étude / Formation des Adultes,
  • Commission d'étude sur les Universités,
  • Conseil des Collèges,
  • Conseil Pédagogique Interdisciplinaire du Québec / Interuniversity Group for Services Pédagogiques,
  • Conseil Supérieur de l'Éducation,
  • Études pour les Professions / Professionnels,
  • Maison des Sciences,
  • Opération Sciences Fondamentales / Sciences Santé,
  • Provincial Association of Catholic Principals,
  • Provincial Association of Protestant Teachers of Quebec.

AUCC

Sub-series consists of records documenting the relations between the University and the A.U.C.C. Sub-series contains memoranda, reports and minutes.

Conseil des universités

Sub-series consists of records documenting the relations between the University and the Conseil des Universités. Sub-series contains reports, minutes, special projects and correspondence.

CREPUQ

Sub-series consists of records documenting the relations between the University and C.R.E.P.U.Q. and all its sub-committees and special work group. Sub-series contains minutes, reports and correspondence.

Committees General

Sub-series consists of the records of the following bodies:

  • Academic Evaluation Review Board,
  • Academic Priorities Committee - Faculty of Arts,
  • Ad hoc Committee / Anglophone University Enrollments,
  • Ad hoc Committee on Enrollments,
  • Ad hoc Group - Competence on Written Expression,
  • Advisory Committee on Computer Resources and Utilization,
  • Alumni Committee,
  • Arts Faculty Council,
  • Board of Governors - Planning Committee,
  • CADESS (?)
  • Commerce and Administration Faculty Council,
  • Committee on Admission and Registration,
  • Committee on the Evening Division,
  • Concordia Mission and Strategy Study,
  • Cumulative Record Advisory Committee,
  • Editorial Board,
  • Faculty of Arts and Science - Chairmen's Meetings,
  • Faculty Workload Committee,
  • Independent Student Study,
  • Interim Council - Faculty of Arts and Science,
  • Honours Programme Committee,
  • International Institute of Quantitative Economics,
  • Loyola College Senate,
  • Loyola Evening Division,
  • Loyola's Office of Academic Planning,
  • Office of Graduate studies,
  • Office of Institutional Research,
  • Physical Resources and Evaluation Team,
  • Planning Committee - Sir George Williams University,
  • Registrars and Admission - SGW and Loyola
  • Rector's Advisory Committee on Non-Programme Students,
  • Rector's Cabinet,
  • Scholarship Committee,
  • Senate Committee on Academic Development,
  • Senate Committee on Priorities and Resources Allocation,
  • Senate Committee on Visiting Lecturers,
  • Senate Computer Science Committee,
  • Senate Evaluation Task Force - Learning and Teaching,
  • Senate Executive Committee
  • Sir George Williams - Faculty Council,
    -Sir George Williams University - Loyola Merger Committee,
  • Student Life Committee,
  • Student Residence Exploratory Committee,
  • Study Committee on Supplementals and Evaluative Mechanisms,
  • Summer Session Committee,
  • Task Force on Lifelong Education at Concordia,
  • Undergraduate Programme Appraisals Committee,
  • University Committee on Development,
  • University Council,
  • University Council Task Force on Evaluation,
  • University Senate.
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