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Textual records

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.

The Flaming Apron

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

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.

Ralph Whims collection

  • C012
  • Collection
  • [19--] ; 1928-2017

The Ralph Whims Collection contains documentation concerning 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. The collection is comprised of articles and clippings; photographs; posters, brochures, and programs; books and magazines; and a videocassette.

The Ralph Whims Collection is divided into 4 series:
C012/A Textual records
C012/B Photographs
C012/C Books
C012/D Moving images

Whims, Ralph

Textual records

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

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

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.

Raymond Souster and Cid Corman collection

  • C013
  • Collection
  • 1952 – 1965

Collection is composed of letters from Cid Corman to Raymond Souster. The letters were written in France, Japan, and Italy and include poems and conversation about poets including Irving Layton, poetry, notes about the content of the publication Origins, information about poetry readings, and about the different locations Corman has visited.

Corman, Cid

Ida Hodes and Jonathan Williams collection

  • C014
  • Collection
  • 1955 – 1959

Collection composed of letters and postcards written by the founder of Jargon Press, Jonathan Williams, to Ida Hodes. The letters contain information about poetry and publications, about subscriptions, poetry and poetry circles in the United States, a discussion of career prospects, and publicity for recent publications by Jargon Press.

Williams, Jonathan

Concordia University performance recordings collection

  • C015
  • Collection
  • 1986-2005

Collection consists of 1278 audio recordings of musical performances by Concordia students, faculty and guests. They were recorded at the Loyola Chapel and at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall between 1986 and 2005. Most are in audio cassette format with the latest ones on compact disc.

J. B. Rudnyckyj collection

  • C016
  • Collection
  • [1949?]-[1995?]

Collection of pamphlets, unpublished papers, manuscripts, and books relating to the 1963-71 Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism. Also included are items dealing with bilingualism and multiculturalism with an emphasis on Ukrainian Quebec groups.

Rudnyckyj, Jaroslav Bohdan

Lawrence Hayward collection

  • C018
  • Collection
  • [19--] ; [1966-1978]

The Lawrence Hayward collection contains documentation concerning Lawrence Hayward’s research on Canadian sculptors working between 1840 and 1910. The collection contains material on a diverse array of artists, including Charles Adamson, Walter S. Allward, Emile Brunet, John Lisney Banks, Allan Archibald Cameron, Frederick Alexander Turner Dunbar, Ulric Stonewall Jackson Dunbar, Merle Foster, George William Hill, Frances Norma Loring, Hamilton T. C. P. MacCarthy, Vernon March, Charles Duncan Mckechnie, Robert Tait McKenzie, Eleanor Milne, Lauréat Vallière, Marshall Wood, Percy Wood, and Florence Wyle, among others.

The collection consists of research materials, correspondence, reports, index cards, slides, photographs, and drawings documenting Lawrence Hayward’s research into Canadian sculptors. Research files contain materials compiled by Hayward, including clippings, biographical information, articles, correspondence, and catalogues, among other items.

Hayward, Lawrence

Mary-Jacques Cambay Collection

  • C019
  • Collection
  • [ca.1977-1988]

The Mary-Jacques Cambay Collection is the result of Mary-Jacques Cambay‘s research into stained-glass in Quebec, and the contributions of artists working in stained-glass to the Province's artistic heritage. The collection documents stained-glass windows existing in Quebec churches during the 1970s and 1980s. It also includes information pertaining to select churches. In addition, the collection documents the works of a number of stained glass artists, including Guido Nincheri, Charles William Kelsey, and Flavien St. Pierre, and the stained-glass studio "Canadian Pittsburgh Industries Limited" (C.P.I.). Importantly, it contains oral history interviews conducted by Cambay with artists working in stained glass.

The Mary-Jacques Cambay collection is composed mostly of photographic materials in form of prints and slides, but also audio cassettes and textual records. As textual materials, the collection consists in pamphlets, newspaper clippings, correspondence, extracts from reference works, and handwritten notes. An index of Quebec churches with stained glass windows completes the collection.

Cambay, Mary-Jacques

Monastère des Ursulines de Québec collection

  • C020
  • Collection
  • [198-] ; [ca. 1982]

The collection is composed of images taken by François Lachapelle for the book "Répertoire des gravures conservées au Monastère des ursulines de Québec" (1982), created in collaboration with Mario Béland. The collection includes 465 slides, both black and white and colour, showing engravings, paintings, and embroidery from the collection of the Monastère des Ursulines de Québec. It also contains a handwritten inventory, which provides details about the items in the collection of the Ursulines de Québec.

The Monastère des Ursulines de Québec collection is divided into 2 series:
• C020/A. Textual material
• C020/B. Photographic material

Monastère des Ursulines de Québec

Textual material

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

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."

John Douglas Borthwick collection

  • C021
  • Collection
  • 1897

The collection contains the manuscript titled "The Dark History of Montreal for 130 Years" by Reverend John Douglas Borthwick. the manuscript, dated 1897, appears to cover some of the same topics that are found in his book "History of Montreal, including the streets of Montreal" (1897).

Borthwick, John Douglas

L'Entraide Missionnaire collection

  • C022
  • Collection
  • [1993-2013]

The L’Entraide Missionnaire collection primarily consists of textual materials collected by L’Entraide Missionnaire during the course of their activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Materials do not document the administration and functions of L’Entraide Mission, but reflect their presence and activities in Africa. The documents in this collection were given to the organization during the course of their work in the field and consist of fist-hand information from the ground in the countries where L’Entraide Missionaire was working from 1993 to 2013. Much of the documentation concerns mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The collection mostly contains textual records, including reports and summaries; correspondence; ministerial declarations; statutes, agreements, and conventions; financial statements; contracts and other legal documents; and texts documenting debates, among other material.

L'Entraide Missionnaire

Paul Monty collection

  • C023
  • Collection
  • 1968-2018

The Paul Monty collection contains documents related to the history and decisions of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) dating from its inception on April 1, 1968 until 2019. Documents are filed by topic and issue to facilitate research on the history of Canadian broadcasting policy and regulation.

The collection contains analog and digital materials concerning broadcasting; broadcasting distribution undertakings; radio; television and telecommunications; and discretionary services. Documents include annual reports and other reports; official publications; acts, regulations, and decisions; policy statements and policies; bibliographies; lists; newspaper articles; and speeches, among other materials.

Monty, Paul

Dorothy Harper collection

  • C024
  • Collection
  • [1945 ?] ; [1946]

The Dorothy Harper collection contains materials documenting the the life of Dorothy Harper, specifically her interest in jazz music.

The collection contains two sound recordings and 54 photographs. A number of the photographs showcase jazz clubs in Montreal, including the Café Esquire and El Morocco. Other images show Oscar Peterson in concert, while many depict scenes from Dorothy Harper's life in Montreal in the mid-1940s.

Harper, Dorothy

Sound recordings

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

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.

Franklyn Harvey collection

  • C028
  • Collection
  • [19--] ; 1954-2009, predominant 1970-1988

The Franklyn Harvey collection contains books, periodicals, and other documents that composed the library of Franklyn Harvey. This material is indicative of Harvey's interest and involvement in the Caribbean left and serves as a catalogue documenting, among other topics, the Caribbean left; activism in the Caribbean; politics, economic growth, change, and renewal in the Caribbean; political economy; communism; socialism; nationalism; power; and poverty.

The Franklyn Harvey collection contains 275 textual documents, mostly in English, 4 optical discs, and 1 map.

Harvey, Franklyn

Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely Collection

  • C029
  • Collection
  • [19--] ; [20--] ; 1971-2014, predominant 1997-2001

The Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely collection contains materials concerning the theory, practice, and history of spoken word poetry. It also thoroughly documents the history of the spoken word scene in Montreal from the 1960s until 2001. Significantly, the collection documents the writing and publication of Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely’s Impure: Reinventing the Word (conundrum press, 2001).

The Victoria Stanton and Vincent Tinguely contains interviews conducted by Stanton and Tinguely with 75 French and English poets, authors, artists, and performers, including Heather O'Neill, Jonathan Goldstein, Michel Garneau, John Giorno, Zoe Whittall, Jean-Paul Daoust, Simon Dardick, Catherine Kidd, Geneviève Letarte, Naila Keleta-Mae, Hélène Monette, Trish Salah, Anne Stone, Todd Swift, and Debbie Young, among many others. The collection also includes, 52 CDs, 12 mini-CDs, 4 LPs, 8 cassettes, and 5 VHS and beta of spoken word and poetry released between 1971 and 2014; newspaper clippings; notes and working papers; manuscript drafts and translations; galley proofs; correspondence; and research materials, among other documents. Materials concerning Montreal literary festivals, including Blue Metropolis and the Festival Voix d’Amériques, can be found throughout.

Stanton, Victoria

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