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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.

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
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.

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
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
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
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
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
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."

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
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
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.

C025 · Collection · 1916 ; 1934-2010

The collection documents the life, work, and interests of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge. It includes documentation about their post-secondary studies, their work experience in different companies and organizations, their contribution to the black community and their affiliation with various community organizations such as the St. Vincent and Grenadines Association of Montreal, the Emancipation 150 Committee, the Black Community Council of Quebec and the Project Genesis. The collection provides information about several Black community organizations in Montreal, the rest of Canada and North America, including promotional material of events, which provide an overview of the cultural activities held between the 60s and 90s. In addition, the collection contains numerous publications such as periodicals, booklets and books that were part of Roberts and Cambridge’s personal library and the Alfie Roberts Institute. Some of the periodicals found in the collection include issues of The Vincentian, Afro-Can, Gramma, Uhuru, Caribbean Contact, The Afro Canadian, The Militant, The Struggle, Outlet, Focus Umoja, Justice, Freedom, The Crusader, Nam Speaks, Speak Out, Day Clean, Forum, and New Beginning, among others publications. The collection covers topics that are related but not limited to Black history, imperialism, slavery, racism, liberation, colonialism, Marxism, communism, socialism, housing and segregation, urban planning, labour, history of Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.

The Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge Collection is divided into four series:
C025/A Personal Records
C025/B Community relations
C025/C Library and Research Documentation
C025/D Biographies

The collection contains correspondence, handwritten notes, assignments, essays written by Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge, reference and research documentation, books, periodicals, newspaper clippings, booklets, speech transcripts, flyers, drawings, conference documents, posters, objects, pamphlets, brochures, leaflets, newsletters, bulletins, meeting minutes, agendas, photographs, maps, sound recordings, and objects.

Roberts, Alfie
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

Education
C025/A1 · Subseries · 1950 ; 1962-1996
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries documents Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge’s post-secondary studies in Canada.

Subseries includes, among other documents, diplomas, certificates, student records, course notes, notebooks, course outlines, assignments, essays, handwritten notes, course readings, drawings, photographs and correspondence.

The subseries is organized into the following two sub-subseries:
C025/A1.1 Alfie Roberts post-secondary education
C025/A1.2 Patricia Cambridge post-secondary education

C025/A1.1 · Sub-subseries · 1950 ; 1962-1996
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Sub-subseries documents Alfie Roberts’ studies at Concordia University and provides information on Alfie’s studies at Carleton University and Dawson College.

Sub-subseries includes Roberts’ diplomas from Concordia and Carleton university, course notes, notebooks, course outlines, assignments, essays, research papers, handwritten notes, course reading, correspondence, and reference material on sociology, political sciences, economics, English and history.

C025/A1.2 · Sub-subseries · 1967-1993
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Sub-subseries documents Patricia Cambridge’s master’s degree in Urban Planning at McGill University.

Sub-subseries includes Cambridge’s course notes, notebooks, course outlines, assignments, essays, research papers, handwritten notes, course readings, and research documentation on urban planning, segregation, race, racial discrimination in housing, sociology, English and geography.