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.
The African Newspaper Collection consists of Taifa Leo (1979-1988; 1992-1996), the Daily Nation and Sunday Nation (1979-1985), and The Standard (1982-1995). The newspapers that compose this collection were published in Kenya between 1979 and 1996.
The fonds consists of the original of a cartoon by Aislin related to the dismantling ordered by the City of Montreal of the Corridart exhibition that was sponsored by the Arts and Culture Committee of the international Olympic Games held in Montreal. The cartoon appeared on the editorial page of the Montreal Gazette on July 15, 1976.Mosher, Terry
The Al Baculis fonds documents Al Baculis’ career as a jazz musician.
The fonds consists of arrangements written by Al Baculis in the 1960s. It includes scores for Caravan, I believe in you, Love for sale, Out of Bounds, Round the Bend, Say si si, Will you still be mine?, and Wives and Lovers.Baculis, Al
The Al Palmer Fonds provides information on Montreal and other cities, as gathered by Al Palmer through his journalistic career between 1940 and 1971.
The fonds includes thematic files on people and topics that Al Palmer covered in his columns and police chronicles. It contains notes, copies of court records, clippings, programs, brochures, and photographs.Palmer, Alan Douglas
The fonds is related to Alan Hustak’s work as a journalist and author.
It consists mostly of research material on the Quebec physician and Montreal mayor of Irish origin Sir William Hales Hingston, (1829-1907). The material was collected by Alan Hustak in preparation of his book Sir William Hingston : Montreal Mayor, Surgeon and Banker, published in 2004.
The research material and articles on pilot Albert Mah (1920-2005) and Canadian broadcaster Jimmy Tapp (1918-2004) give an insight in Hustak’s work as a journalist. The fonds also includes photographs of singer Norma Hutton.
The fonds includes without limitations correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, brochures, manuscripts, book chapters and personal documents. Most documents are reproductions, made in the 1990s or later.
The fonds is organized into the following series:
P0191/A. Research material on Sir William Hale Hingston
P0191/B. Hustaks journalistic work
Between 1940 and 1986, Alex Robertson collected records. Most of the recordings in the fonds are 78 rpm's pressed in Montreal by Berliner and Compo: Berliner was the first Canadian company to produce records, and Compo was the first to record Canadian Black musicians. The fonds contains a large number of sound recordings that have never had commercial or widespread distribution. The fonds includes about 3,000 pieces of sheet music of various genres, dating from ca 1885 to 1970; about 1,000 pieces have Canadian content. The fonds includes numerous catalogues and promotional pamphlets from record and sheet-music publishing companies, dealers, clubs, and radio stations. Also included are books annotated by Alex Robertson in the course of his disco-graphical research. Alex Robertson's research materials on record labels and series, as well as on Montreal musical activity between 1913 and 1970 are included in the fonds. His extensive correspondence and related newsletters are included. The fonds includes photographs of Alex Robertson with his family; there is also a photograph of Alex Robertson with jazz author George Martin, and several of a reception held in his honor in the Concordia University Archives reading room in 1988.
The fonds is organized into the following series:
P0023/B Research on record labels and series
P0023/C Research on Montreal music activity
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
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
The fonds consists of 2 colour photographs of Dutkewych’s sculpture Suspension One. Suspension One was the prototype of Suspension Two, which was installed in the Lafontaine park next to the hospital Notre-Dame as part of the exhibition Corridart dans la rue Sherbrooke in Montreal, Quebec in 1976. Sponsored by the Arts and Culture Committee of the international Olympic Games held in Montreal, the exhibition was dismanteled by the city before its opening.Dutkewych, Andrew
The Ann Charney fonds provides information on Ann Charney’s journalistic and literary career as well as her personal life. It documents both Charney's fiction and non-fiction writings from the 1960s until 2009, and provides insight into the process of publishing from the author’s point of view. The fonds also includes information on the Blue Metropolis foundation, a not-for-profit organization located in Montreal, Quebec, responsible for the annual Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. Finally, the fonds provides a glimpse into the life of Jewish emigrants. It also contains information about Canadian and international artists working during the second half of the 20th century.
The fonds contains drafts and final versions of novels and short stories written by Ann Charney; personal and professional correspondence; newspaper articles; publicity material; meeting minutes; agreements; financial documents; photographs; reports; and magazines, among other documents.
The fonds is organized into the following series:
P0237/D Blue Metropolis
The antique maps collection contains mostly early maps of America, Europe and Asia. Many of these maps are hand coloured. Some of the later maps show cities, including London and Paris.
The fonds illustrates the development of articule Gallery from its beginnings to the present as an active part of the Montreal art scene. It provides information on the administration, finances, and programming of the gallery. The fonds gives a vivid picture of articule’s events and exhibitions throughout the years, including documentation concerning events organized in collaboration with partners, as there is Viva! Art Action, the Mois de la photographie, and other Montreal-wide events. The fonds contains biographical information on a significant number of Canadian and international artists, and on organizations operating in the Quebec art scene. It includes several folders related to the Société du 5 avril, and the RCAAQ [Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec].
The fonds is organized into the following series:
F036/B. Financial Records
F036/D. External Relations
F036/E. Artists and events
F036/G. Reference documentation
The fonds contains a wide variety of documents, including but not limited to, artist’s books, agreements, artworks, contracts, booklets, bills, biographical information, buttons, by-laws, collector’s cards, correspondence, calendars, contracts, drafts, decisions, letters patent, meeting minutes, a manifest, notebooks, regulations, statistics, forms, mandates, historical overviews, subscriptions, job descriptions, job postings, subvention requests, portfolios, project descriptions, financial records, plans, questionnaires, press releases, policies, a press kit, proposals, posters, publications, statements, T-shirts, visitor logs, an inventory, photographs, reference documentation, memoires, guest books, newspaper articles, reports, strategic plans, grant applications, lists, notes, promotional material, legal deposit information, as well as documents related to the gallery’s web site.articule
The fonds provides information on the visual arts and on the administration and activities which occurred in and around Aubes 3935.
The fonds contains administrative and financial information, artist files, exhibition files, catalogues, postcards, invitations, posters, photographs, and videos.
The fonds also contains the documents of artist Denis Demers (1948-1987), primarily photographs of his work, correspondence, newspaper articles, and photocopies of publicity for La Biennale de dessins et d'estampes du Québec '83, in which he won first prize for his drawings.Aubes 3935
The Beatrice Bazar fonds contain materials created or accumulated by Beatrice Bazar from 1935 to 2009. The fonds also includes material related to Bazar’s relationship with Irving Layton.
The fonds consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, honors and awards given to Bazar, invitation cards to several diplomatic events and ceremonies, newspaper clippings, and documentation about Bazar's work and community services, including her participation as a board member of the United Nations Association in Canada. The fonds also includes newspaper clippings of Layton’s poems, one of which is signed, love letters and poems to Beatrice Bazar from Irving Layton, and photographs, The Beatrice Bazar Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.
The fonds is divided into three series:
F008/D Work and Community Service
F008/E Personal records
The Bellelle Guerin fonds documents life and work of the Guerin family. Most significantly, the materials contained in the fonds pertain to the careers of John Edmund Guerin and Bellelle Guerin. The fonds also contains materials concerning other members of the Guerin family. Two scrapbooks document John Edmund Guerin’s political career as mayor of Montreal from his election in 1910 until 1912. These scrapbooks also contain materials concerning important events occurring during his mandate, including the International Eucharist Congress; the visits of Earl Grey and the duke and duchess of Connaught; and the death of King Edward 7th, among others. A third scrapbook contains information pertaining to the 1917 election and the Catholic Women’s League of Canada. Some documents are also related to Thomas or Mary Carroll Guerin. The fourth scrapbook contains clippings of newspaper articles, most of which were written by Thomas Guerin, Bellelle’s father. These articles concern Thomas Guerin's work as a civil engineer in Montreal in the 1870s and 1880s, and document a number of his concerns, including sewerage problems and floods in Montreal.
The Bellelle Guerin fonds is composed of 4 scrapbooks containing clippings and memorabilia, and a pin given to James John Edmund Guerin during the Eucharist Congress in 1910.Guerin, Bellelle
The fonds documents William Stewart's early life, his family, his work as a World War II war correspondent, his later work as a journalist and executive with Canadian Press, and his activities in retirement. The fonds also documents the history of Canadian Press/La Presse Canadienne, Canadian politics, journalism, French-English relations in Canada, figures such as Roger Lemelin, J.W. Pickersgill, Claude Ryan, Clyde Gilmour, and other subjects.
The fonds includes news and feature articles by William Stewart in various forms (drafts, wire copy, clippings), correspondence received and sent, photographs, artwork, reports, newsletters, family documents, articles by other writers, and a small number of objects related to his work as a war correspondent and his later activity.
The materials are arranged in the following series:
P0195/1 Early life, family, visual art, diaries, personal documents, honors and awards
P0195/2 Correspondence with friends and colleagues
P0195/3 Canadian Press
P0195/4 Retirement, freelance activity
P0195/5 Canadian Press War Correspondents' Association
P0195/6 Canadian War Correspondents Association
P0195/7 Research materials
The fonds provides information on Bill Vazan's work and exhibitions.
The fonds consists of posters, photographs and catalogs from several of his exhibitions.Vazan, Bill
The Black Community Resource Centre fonds (BCRC) provides information about the administration, finances, projects, services, and activities of the BCRC from its founding in 1992 to 2021. The fonds also includes extensive documentation on several partnerships between the BCRC and other organizations with whom they partnered on a variety of programs and workshops.
The Black Community Resource Centre fonds consists mostly of textual records that detail the administrative process of the organization and the daily activities of the BCRC. The fonds contains partnership agreements, meeting minutes, agendas, bulletins, newsletters, correspondence, annual reports, financial records, project evaluations, presentation slides, and job descriptions, among other administrative documents. In addition, the fonds includes photographs, posters, and promotional materials for several events and programs offered by the BCRC and other organizations, including but not limited to the School Readiness Program, Volunteer Bureau, House of King and Queens, and A Taste of the Caribbean festival. It also contains research documentation and other materials preserved by the BCRC for use in their resource centre.
The Black Community Resource Center fonds is divided into 4 series:
- F045/A Administration
- F045/B Financial Records
- F045/C Projects, Events and Partnerships
- F045/D Reference Documentation
The Black Studies Centre fonds contains materials documenting the administration, services, and activities of the Black Studies Centre from its beginnings as the National Black Coalition Quebec Institute of Research until 2014. The fonds also documents the Centre’s role within Montreal’s Black communities, as well as its relationships to other organizations working within and outside Montreal. In addition, the Black Studies Centre fonds is an important source of reference documentation pertaining to the history, culture, and contributions of Black communities in Canada: it contains a rich collection of newspapers, periodicals, and books, dating from 1969 to 2012, including but not limited to copies of Contrast (1969-1999), Community Contact (1998-2008), Afro-Can (1981-1984), Focus Umoja (1974-1978), Uhuru (1969-1970), and Umoja (1969-1970, 1990), as well as books that were previously held in the collection of the Black Studies Centre’s Library.
The fonds is divided into the following series:
F034/B Financial records
F034/C External relations
F035/D Programming and Services
F035/F Reference documentation
The Black Studies Centre fonds contains, among other documents, meeting minutes, agendas, reports, policies, correspondence, letters patent, statistics, photographs, architectural plans, deeds of sale, insurance policies, permits, contracts, agreements, organizational charts, resumes, job descriptions, lists, financial documents, grant applications, brochures, by-laws, directories, newspapers and newspaper articles, press releases, newsletters, leaflets, flyers, invitations, catalogs, notes, index cards, moving images, sound recordings, posters, biographies, schedules, attendance records, stories, poems, song texts, drawings, forms, costumes, research papers, bibliographies, bibliographic records, interview transcripts, reproductions of historical documents, speeches, summaries of newspaper articles, accession records, subscriptions, a guest book, books, magazines, periodicals, and a musical instrument.Black Studies Center
The Black Theater Workshop fonds is composed of materials created and compiled by the Black Theater Workshop (BTW) and contains materials documenting the activities and operations of the BTW from its founding in 1972 to 2016. Textual records and other materials document the BTW's administration, finances, awards, plays, programming, promotional activities, communications, and facilities, among other things. Documents are also reflective of the BTW's contributions to Montreal’s Black communities and to theater in Canada.
The fonds is divided into the following series :
F034/B Financial records
F034/C External relations
F034/D Productions / Programming
The fonds is composed of financial documents, grant applications, board meeting minutes, reports, play scripts, newspapers and newspaper clippings, promotional material, correspondence; graphic materials such as photographs, posters, logos, drawings, sound recordings, moving images, and some objects, among others.Black Theater Workshop
The Blue Metropolis Foundation fonds provides information on the Blue Metropolis Foundation from its beginnings in 1997 to 2005. The fonds documents not only the administrative organisation of the Foundation, but also includes materials related to the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival's held between 1999 and 2004. The Festival takes place annually in Montreal, Quebec. The fonds also contains information about the artists which participated in the festival in various years.
The fonds contains administrative records, minutes, correspondence, financial records, programs, publicity material, photographs, biographical information, and newspapers.
The fonds is organized in the following series:
P0232/A Administrative records
P0232/B Blue Metropolis Literary Festival
P0232/D Year-round Literacy activities
The fonds is related to the exhibition Corridart dans la rue Sherbrooke that was organized by the Arts and Culture Committee of the 1976 international Olympic Games held in Montreal.
The fonds consists of material related to the installation Rues-Miroirs, a 60 feet long and 8 feet high photomontage by the McKenna brothers, which encompassed a panoramic view of five or six blocks of Sherbrooke street and St. Laurent street. The fonds is composed of 16 from a total of 20 panels forming the original artwork, three draft models of the photomontage, the original explanative board and one button advertising the Corrid'Art exhibition.
The Bob McKenna fonds contains documents pertaining to the film “About the Corridart Affair,” produced by Bob McKenna in 2001.
The fonds contains original material used for the production of the film “About the Corridart Affair.” The documents consist primarily of on-camera interviews with the artists involved in the exhibition "Corridart dans la rue Sherbrooke," bearing witness to the artists’ careers and to the legal proceedings following the dismantling of the exhibition. Also included in the fonds are the film itself and a poster announcing the film, along with electronic photographs and newspaper clippings used in the production of the film.McKenna, Bob
The Bob Redmond fonds provides information about Robert Redmond's life and his career as lead saxophonist with many bands like the Stardusters, the Escorts, and the Johnny Holmes Orchestra. It also provides information about Redmond's experience as a musician during World War II. Furthermore, it includes materials related to the history of Jazz in general and in Montreal in particular, as well as the big-band era in Montreal. The fonds includes several unpublished novels, poems and other texts written by Bob Redmond.
The fonds contains Redmond’s notes and essays as well as correspondence, sheet music, a scrapbook, clippings, photographs, publicity materials, directories, and books and magazines from Redmond’s library. It also contains audio cassettes, CDs, videocassettes, a DVD and over 300 audio discsRedmond, Robert
The fonds documents the professional life of Boyce Richardson.
It includes manuscripts of articles, research materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, film proposals and scripts, and photographs of the James Bay Cree community.Richardson, Boyce
The Brian McKenna fonds provides an insight in Brian McKennas career and accomplishments as journalist, author, filmmaker, and producer, from McKenna’s time as a reporter for the Loyola News in the 1960s to his latest works of independent filmmaking. Further, the fond is a valuable source for detailed background information on many events and personages of the twentieth century.
The fonds documents Brian McKenna’s work on various films, covering documentaries that he produced for the CBC, and especially for The Fifth Estate, as well as independent productions, and even film proposals that finally never had been produced.
As such, the fonds’ content spans from the 13-minute documentary Thomas D’Arcy McGee, McKenna’s first film that he wrote and directed for the CBC in 1973, to his later works as an independent filmmaker, as Newfoundland at Armageddon, produced in 2016.
The fonds also gives an overview of McKenna’s writings. It covers his articles related to Expo ‘67 in Montreal, his time as parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa, as well as his book on Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau, published in 1981.
The fonds is organized into the following series:
• P112/A. Personal records and student activities
• P112/B. Journalist
• P112/C. Involvement in the journalistic community
• P112/D. Speeches
• P112/E. Awards
• P112/F. Administration and personnel
• P112/G. Documentaries
The fonds contains, but is not limited to, film scripts, photographs, newsletters, reports, meeting minutes, newspaper articles, speeches, publications, correspondence, statues, plaques, a pewter, a medal, awards programs, certificates, CVs, pamphlets, project proposals, sound recordings, a webpage template, videos, interviews, research material, drafts, notes, court records, financial records, posters, newspapers (among others several issues of Loyola News), drawings, proof prints, and a replica of the satellite Sputnik from the United States Pavilion at Expo 67.McKenna, Brian
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:
Fonds consists of material accumulated and created by Derek Stanford about Christopher Fry. It also contains documents created by Christopher Fry. Materials in this fonds are primarily dated 1969-1970, though select documents are dated 1955.
Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, published essays and reviews, newspaper clippings, photographs, theater programs, and other ephemera documenting Stanford professional relationship with Fry and the British playwright’s work. Documents primarily concern Fry’s A Yard of Sun (1970) and his English translation of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt (1970). The fonds also contains limited material regarding A Sleep of Prisoners (1951). Documents also concern essays about the life and work of Christopher Fry written by Derek Stanford.
The fonds is divided into 5 series:
F014 / A. Manuscripts and essays
F014 / B. Correspondence
F014 / C. Clippings
F014 / D. Photographs
F014 / E. Publicity and ephemera
The fonds provides information about Clyde Duncan's career as a jazz musician.
The fonds contains musical engagement contracts (1939-1940), the Canadian Federation of Musicians by-laws (1930), concert programs, press clippings, photographs, and sound recordings.Duncan, Clyde
The fonds consists of an 1896 photograph of the choir of St. Patrick's Church, Montreal and a menu of the 20th Century Drive and Banquet, held by the St. Ann’s Young Men’s Society Montreal on January 8, 1901.Concordia University. Records Management and Archives