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Layton, Irving
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Beatrice Bazar fonds

  • F008
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1935 ; 1967-1977.

The Beatrice Bazar fonds contains materials related to Bazar’s relationship with Irving Layton. Material consists of two clippings of Layton’s poems, one of which is signed, love letters and poems to Beatrice Bazar from Irving Layton, and a photograph accompanied by a brief letter. the Beatrice Bazar Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds is divided into three series:
F008/A Letters
F008/B Photographs
F008/C Poems.

Bazar, Beatrice

Carolyn Smith fonds

  • F002
  • Fonds
  • [196-?]-2005

Fonds contains records relating to Carolyn Smith as Irving Layton’s friend. Material consists of letters, postcards, photographs, poems, and newspaper clippings. The Carolyn Smith Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds has been divided into 4 series:
F002/A Correspondence
F002/B Clippings
F002/C Photographs
F002/D Publicity

Smith, Carolyn

Dora Pleet fonds

  • F019
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2001

Fonds contains material documenting Dora Pleet’s relationship with Irving Layton, as well as material about Layton collected by Pleet. Material consists of correspondence, magazine and newspaper clippings, periodicals, a leaflet, a pamphlet, posters, and copies of various poems by Irving Layton. The Dora Pleet Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds is divided into five series:
F019 / A. Correspondence
F019 / B. Clippings
F019 / C. Periodicals
F019 / D. Poems
F019 / E. Promotional material

Pleet, Dora

Dorothy Rath fonds

  • F007
  • Fonds
  • 1957–1997

Dorothy Rath Fonds consist of records relating to Dorothy Rath as Layton’s friend. Records include correspondence between Rath and Layton, photographs of Dorothy Rath, Irving Layton, and friends, audio recordings of Layton’s public readings, video clips of Layton’s television appearances and book readings, newspaper clippings relating to Layton’s works, and promotional and publicity material regarding Layton’s appearances. The Dorothy Rath Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds is divided into 8 series:
F007/A Audio recordings
F007/B Clippings
F007/C Correspondence
F007/D Photographs
F007/E Poems
F007/F Promotional Material
F007/G Sculptures
F007/H Video recordings

Rath, Dorothy

Edith Mather fonds

  • F012
  • Fonds
  • [195- ?] ; 1957-1981, predominant 1957-1969

Fonds consists of materials accumulated by Edith Mather resulting from her friendship with Irving Layton. This fonds is predominantly composed of photographic prints, negatives, and slides of Irving Layton, Betty (Sutherland) Layton, Aviva (Cantor) Layton, and children Max Layton, Naomi Layton, and David Layton. It also contains a painting of Irving Layton by Edith Mather.

Collection is divided into 2 series:
C010/A. Photographs
C010/B. Artwork

Mather, Edith

Gertrude Katz collection

  • C010
  • Collection
  • 1956-2007, predominant 1956-1983

Collection consists of materials accumulated by Gertrude Katz and Carl Katz related to her friendship and working relationship with Irving Layton. Documents concern the life and work of the poet.

Materials resulting from Katz’s relationship with Irving Layton include: correspondence, poems, offprints and reprints, programs, photographs, clippings, financial documents, a transcript, a deed of sale, and books and a phonographic record.

Collection is divided into 6 series:
C010/A. Correspondence
C010/B. Poetry and publications
C010/C. Promotional materials
C010/D. Photographs
C010/E. Clippings
C010/F. Financial documents

Katz, Gertrude

Irving Layton clipping collection

  • C002
  • Collection
  • 1935 – 1993

Collection contains newspaper clippings relating to Irving Layton. These clippings review his work, comment on events held to honour Layton and his work, include interviews with the poet, document reviews by fans, and include articles about Irving Layton and Canadian poets in general. Clippings were taken from several large Canadian newspapers from Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, and Vancouver and include newspapers and magazines such as the Gazette, the Toronto Star, the Georgian, Poetry Canadian Review, Saturday Night, The Canadian Forum, Sunday Star and the Telegram.

Bowden Clipping Service

Irving Layton fonds

  • F001
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1997

Irving Layton fonds consists of records relating to Layton’s life and activities as a writer. Records include correspondence between family members, professionals, friends, newspapers and periodicals, colleges and universities, reviews of Layton’s works, fan letters, published material, offprints of poems, transcripts of interviews, publicity for public appearances and readings, reviews of his works, foreign language articles, manuscripts and drafts of monographs and poems, transcripts of interviews, newspaper clippings, notebooks, journals, calendars, schedules, agendas, personal papers including bills, invoices, finances, awards and certificates, and audio visual material.

The fonds is divided into 16 series:
F001/A 3-Dimensional objects
F001/B Audio recordings
F001/C Clippings
F001/D Conferences and festivals
F001/E Correspondence
F001/F Drawings
F001/G Manuscripts, poems, articles, and essays
F001/H Notebooks and journals
F001/I Personal papers
F001/J Photographs
F001/K Public appearances
F001/L Reviews
F001/M Schedules
F001/N Scrapbooks
F001/O Transcripts and interviews
F001/P Video recordings

Layton, Irving

Marion Wagschal fonds

  • F003
  • Fonds
  • [196-] – 1984

Fonds contain records relating to Marion Wagschal as an artist and Irving Layton’s friend. Material consists of drawings, slides, postcards, and handwritten letters from Irving Layton. The Marion Wagschal Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds has been divided into the following series:
F003/A Correspondence
F003/B Drawings and paintings
F003/C Poems.

Wagschal, Marion

Russell Thornton fonds

  • F005
  • Fonds
  • [197-]–1992

Fonds is composed of records relating to Russell Thornton, friend of Irving Layton. Material consists of thirty-one letters between Russell Thornton and Irving Layton, in which Layton offers advice and encouragement to the young poet. The letters also chronicle Layton’s personal and professional life. The fonds also contains signed typescript copies of Layton’s poems. The Russell Thornton Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds has been divided into 2 series:
F005/A Correspondence
F005/B Poems

Thornton, Russell

Veneranda Kreipans (McGrath) Wilson fonds

  • F004
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2005

Contains records relating to Veneranda Kreipans (McGrath) Wilson as Irving Layton’s friend. Material consists of typed and handwritten letters, postcards, photographs, poems, and newspaper clippings. The Veneranda Kreipans (McGrath) Wilson Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds has been divided into 3 series:
F004/A Correspondence
F004/B Poems
F004/C Photographs

Kreipans Wilson, Veneranda

Wynne Francis fonds

  • F006
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1997

Fonds contains records documenting Wynne Francis’ friendship with Irving Layton. Material consists of letters, audio recordings, research material and notes for Francis’ unfinished biography of Irving Layton, photographs, promotional material, written works, poems, and teaching notes. The Wynne Francis Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds has been divided into 9 series:
F006/A Audio Recordings
F006/B Clippings
F006/C Correspondence
F006/D Manuscripts, Articles, and Drafts
F006/E Photographs
F006/F Poems
F006/G Promotional Material
F006/H Research Material
F006/I Teaching Material

Francis, Wynne