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Essays and Notes
C025/A2 · Subseries · 1963-1997
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries documents Alfie Roberts’ essays and notes on several topics related to socialism, police brutality, imperialism, history of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, politics, and Black history among others. Subseries also includes short notes on several pieces of scrap paper and loose pages. Some notes may have been written by Patricia Cambridge and other people.

Series includes typed and handwritten essays, reports, notebooks, notepads, planners, some research documentation, and several pieces of scrap paper and loose pages with handwritten notes.

Correspondence
C025/A3 · Subseries · 1963-1996 ; 2004-2005
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries consists of correspondence sent to Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge from family and friends, cultural and community organizations, from their employers, the government and educational institutions. It also contains photocopies of letters written by Alfie to several people, including to his father Theodore Roberts and mother Naomi Walker Roberts.

Subseries includes typed and handwritten letters, postcards, Christmas and greeting cards, brochures, leaflets, invitation cards, emails, photocopies of correspondence and photographs.

Family Records
C025/A4 · Subseries · 1961 - 2000
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries provides information about Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge's family and includes documentation on their parents' immigration to Canada. Subseries also contains documents pertaining to Roberts and Cambridge’s friends, including funeral service programs, photographs and other documents.

Subseries includes correspondence, photographs, genealogy of the Roberts family, notebooks, school documents, invoices, and travel permits, photographs and other documents.

Employment
C025/A5 · Subseries · 1966-1993
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries provides information about Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge professional work experience in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Montreal.

Subseries includes, among others, business cards, handwritten notes, inventories, communiques, correspondence, annual reports, collective agreements, data reports, job postings, application letters, curriculum vitae, research projects, clippings, research documentation, map.

The subseries is organized into the following two sub-subseries:
C025/A5.1 Alfie Roberts career
C025/A5.2 Patricia Cambridge career

Alfie Roberts career
C025/A5.1 · Sub-subseries · 1966-1991
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Sub-subseries provides some information related to Alfie Roberts work experience as a civil servant in St. Lucia and documents his career at the administration department of SIDBEC, a steelwork company in Montreal where he worked for 20 years.

Sub-subseries contains manuals from SIDBEC, communiques, inventories, budgets, business cards, memorandums, handwritten and typed notes, curriculum vitae, map, articles, correspondence, annual reports, collective agreements, booklets, job descriptions, data reports and other documents.

Patricia Cambridge career
C025/A5.2 · Sub-subseries · 1982-1988 ; 1992-1993
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Sub-subseries documents Patricia Cambridge's job search in Canada, her Urban Planning project at the Quebec Human Rights Commission and her freelance work at the Afro-Canada Citizens Enhancement Society and the Black Community Council of Quebec.

Sub-subseries contains job postings, application letters, curriculum vitae, research documents, research projects, correspondence, training program documents, brochures, newspaper clippings, project proposals, family support program documentation, reports, newspapers, New Focus publication by the Black Community Council of Quebec, leaflets, Conjugal Violence Prevention program documents, clippings, documentation on workshops and presentations, flyers, meeting minutes and handwritten notes.

C025/A6 · Subseries · 1961-1976 ; 1993-1997
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries provides information related to Alfie Roberts immigration to Canada, his Canadian citizenship and some identification documents from St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Subseries includes correspondence, driver’s license, copies of citizenship certificate, government documents and one photograph.

Awards
C025/A7 · Subseries · 1984 ; 1996 ; 2000
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries provides information on the awards given to Alfie Roberts from different community and cultural organizations.

Subseries contains award plaques from the Muhammad Mosque of Montreal in honor of Alfie’s lifelong work and contribution to the community. Award plaque for Elder of the Year from Also Known As X (A.K.A.X), Award plaque given to Alfie Roberts for his significant achievement and outstanding contribution to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines community and Canada from the National Council of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Associations in Canada Incs., and Cricket certificate of award.

Travel
C025/A8 · Subseries · 1973-1974 ; 1982-1995
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries provides information on Alfie Roberts’ travel outside Canada. It is unclear if Patricia Cambridge was present during these trips and whether travel was done for personal reasons, conferences or work.

Subseries includes flight tickets, photographs of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ghana, Libya, Moscow, and unidentified places.

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/B1 · Subseries · 1966-1998
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries documents Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge's involvement with the St. Vincent and Grenadines Association of Montreal, of which Roberts was a founding member and Cambridge was the coordinator of the annual Pageant and Dance. The subseries also provides information related to the administration, finances, and programming of the association.

Subseries includes, among other documents, budget estimations, income statements, balance sheets, correspondence, newsletters, agendas and meeting minutes, flyers, leaflets, event programs, invitation cards, legal documents, handwritten notes, photographs, posters, anniversary magazine, newsletters, grant applications, reports, membership forms, clippings, constitution, essays, brochures, calendar of events, and press releases.

Emancipation 150 Committee
C025/B2 · Subseries · 1976 ; 1983-1987
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries provides information related to Alfie Roberts involvement with the Emancipation 150 Committee as well as the activities the committee organized to commemorate the 150 years of the abolition of slavery.

Subseries includes certificates to those who made contributions during the 1983-1984 150 anniversary of the ending of slavery, emancipation committee programs, Emancipation 150 Conference program, speech transcripts, agendas, essays, publication Emancipation 150 vol. 1, correspondence, clippings, proposals for financial support, handwritten notes, 1984 conference budget, brochures, leaflets, invitation cards, press releases and wall banner.

C025/B3 · Subseries · 1986-1996
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries provides information about the activities of the National Council of St. Vincent and Grenadines Associations in Canada.

Subseries includes correspondence, constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, agendas, financial documents, fund-raising proposals, newsletters, events and conference programs, list of activities, flyers.

C025/B4 · Subseries · 1977-1978
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries documents Alfie Roberts’ trip to Cuba for the 11th World Festival of Youth and Students in 1978.

Subseries contains Roberts’ application form to attend the congress, activity reports, leaflets, flyers, photographs, promotional material, festival schedule, festival information documents, Cuba information guides, posters, magazines, and festival souvenir bag.

Project Genesis
C025/B5 · Subseries · 1982-1985 ; 2002
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries provides information on Patricia Cambridge’s involvement with the the Project Genesis, a community organization that assists individuals affected by social inequalities.

Subseries includes documentation about the activities of Project Genesis, clippings, handwritten notes, reports, agendas, meeting minutes, staff policy and project proposals.

Alfie Roberts Institute
C025/B6 · Subseries · 2001-2008
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries documents some of the activities of the Alfie Roberts Institute related to their finances, administration and programming.

Subseries includes notebooks, financial plans and statements, agendas, meeting minutes, mission, vision and objectives of the institute, flyers, posters, description of workshops, account for tenancy, balance sheets, invoices of books published by the Alfie Roberts Institute and sold to several bookstores, workshop proposals, correspondence, Alfie Roberts domain registry, leaflets, handwritten notes and sound recording of meeting.

C025/B7 · Subseries · 1996-2010
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries provides information related to the activities and programming of several community organizations from Montreal and the rest of Canada, including the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, The Black Community Council of Quebec, the Black Theatre Workshop, the Negro Community Centre, and The South Shore Black Community Association, among others.

Subseries includes, among other documents, correspondence, newsletters, financial documents, agendas, meeting minutes, flyers, invitations to events, posters, brochures, communiques, releases and event programs.

Conferences
C025/B8 · Subseries · 1945 ; 1959-1999
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries provides information related to the programming and content of several conferences, congresses, colloquiums, seminars and symposiums. Topics of conferences cover numerous topics such as pan-Africanism, politics, the Caribbean, labour, women, communism, Black youth, and racism. The subseries mostly documents the Sixth Pan-African Congress in Tanzania which Alfie Roberts attended and photographed. It is unclear if Roberts or Cambridge attended all the events listed in the series.

Subseries includes correspondence, program schedules, leaflets, flyers, brochures, photographs, speech transcripts, reports, booklets, bulletins, public releases, newsletters, and posters.

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

Books
C025/C1 · Subseries · 1916 ; 1958-1984
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries covers topics related to race, politics, socialism, communism, and history published in North America and the Caribbean.

Subseries includes paperbacks, hardbacks and unbound copies of books.

Booklets
C025/C2 · Subseries · 1929 ; 1940-1996 ; predominant 1970-1989
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries provides information on the socio-political climate of several countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. It covers subjects related to black history, the Grenada and Cuban revolutions, imperialism, slavery, liberation, racism, labour, the history of St. Vincent, capitalism, communism, fascism, and human rights, among other topics.

Subseries includes speech transcripts, government publications, pamphlets, and booklets published in North America, Africa and the Caribbean.

Periodicals
C025/C3 · Subseries · 1927-2010
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries covers a wide range of publications from the Black community in Montreal and the rest of North America as well as from the Caribbean, Latin American and Africa. Subseries includes, among others, issues of the following newspapers: Gramma, The Vincentian, Vanguard, Free West Indian, Free Press Black Spark Edition, Afro-Can, Uhuru, The Black Voice, The Star, The Trinidad Guardian, The Trinidad and Tobago Review, TAPIA, Caribbean Contact, The Afro Canadian, The New Jewel, The Militant, Moscow News, The Struggle, Caribbean Express, Journal Cote-des-Neiges, Community Contact, The Georgian, Montreal Daily News, Outlet, and The Link. Subseries also includes several community publications such as Focus Umoja, Justice, The Crusader, Nam Speaks, Thunder, The Black Liberator, Unity, Speak Out, Intercontinental Press, The Vincy Quebeker, Caribbean Perspective, Blacknews, Freedom, Day Clean, Forum, New Beginning, New Times, Power of Women, Workers Monthly, Race Today, Abeng, Fourth International, The Gaither, and Focus, among others.

Subseries contains newspapers, journals, newsletters, magazines and bulletins.

Research Documentation
C025/C4 · Subseries · 1940-2008
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries provides information on a variety of subjects pertaining to communism, socialism, Marxism, the US-Grenada invasion, economics, politics, sociology, slavery, racism, colonialism, imperialism, police brutality, Caribbean history, Black history, Africa, Pan-Africanism, the Computer Centre Incident, Maurice Bishop murder, Walter Rodney’s assassination, the Soviet Union and the Cuban revolution.

Series includes copies of articles and book chapters, newspaper clippings, booklets, pamphlets, leaflets, periodicals, reports, flyers, news releases, government publications, press releases, bulletins, newsletters, speeches and interview transcripts, poems, songs lyrics, books and records catalogues, documents with annotations and some handwritten notes, postcards and photographs.

Business Cards
C025/C5 · Subseries · [19--]-[199- ?]
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Subseries covers a collection of business cards, possibly owned by Roberts and Cambridge. The subseries includes business cards of black-owned businesses, including restaurants, hair salons, financial advisors, hotels and housing, government, records and book shops, and travel agencies, among others.

Biographies
C025/D · Series · [196- ]-1998 ; 2005
Part of Alfie Roberts and Patricia Cambridge collection

Series compiles articles about Alfie Roberts’ life, his work and contribution to the black community. It also includes documentation pertaining to his death.

Series includes short biographies, newspapers clippings, family-tree of the Roberts family, death certificate, cremation certificate, correspondence, obituary, timeline of accomplishments written by Roberts and some documentation pertaining to the publication of the Book A View of Freedom: Alfie Roberts Speaks (2005) by David Austin.

C026 · Collection · [1888-1988] ; predominant 1950-1975

The African Government Documents Collection is comprised of government documents dating from 1888 until 1988. The documents are predominantly from the period between 1950 and 1975. The documents primarily concern the following areas: Republic of Botswana, East Africa, Republic of The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nyasaland, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

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
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
C032 · Collection · [196-]-[197-] ; 1968-1975, predominant 1969-1971

The Underground Newspaper Collection is comprised of 178 copies of underground, alternative newspapers, newsletters, and journals, mostly published in Canada and the United States. These publications discuss both local and international issues of interest to the communities responsible for their creation. Among many other topics, the following subjects are represented throughout this collection: Vietnam war, defections, and the anti-war movement; anti-establishment and counterculture movements; Black power; poverty; socialism; music, art, and literature; and environmentalism.

The Underground Newspaper Collection contains copies of Up to the Neck, Old Mole, This Paper Belongs to the People, View from the Bottom, Rising up Angry, Berkeley Tribe, Move Speak, The Sea-Turtle and the Shark, Good times, Sabot, Broadside and the Free Press, Ann Arbor Argus, Freedom Anarchist Weekly, The Long Beach Free Press, The 4th Estate, Los Angeles Free Press, Quicksilver Times, The Bond – the Serviceman’s Newspaper, American Avatar, High Gauge, The Post-American, The Second Front, Free Ranger International News Service, Mobilizer, Guerilla, Your Military Left, Aboveground, The Rebel, Yankee Refugee, Yankee Refugee – West Coast Newsletter of American Exiles, Antithesis, Soul Force, Socialist Standard, Free Press, Hotcha!, Hapt, Athelstane, The Niagara Peninsula Free Press Aquarius, Orpheus, Bellicume, Bulldozer, Afterthrought, Carpe Diem, The Panic Button, and Alternate Society. The collection also contains other underground publications, including Black and Red – The Revolutionary Project, a Selective Service Memorandum on Channeling, and Niagara Liberation Front publications.