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Zaire (1997)

Subseries provides information about Zaire project.

Subseries includes newspaper clippings, handwritten notes and correspondence.

YWCA, other organizations

The materials in the sub-series document the Montreal YMCA's relationships with organizations such as the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and the Montreal Council of Social Agencies. The first joint YM-YWCA was opened in Windsor, Ontario in 1926. The sub-series also documents relations with the Student Christian Movement (which grew out of the YMCA's university branches in the 1920s), the Montreal Young Men's Hebrew Association, and other organizations.

Yul-Lab (2010)

Subseries provides information about the project Yul-Lab.

Subseries includes project description, newspaper clippings, notes, correspondence and business card.


The sub-series provides insight into the Black Theatre Workshop’s (BTW) many initiatives to support young performing artists. A first attempt to install a program to support young artists was the Beginners’ Workshop, which took place in January and February 1984, followed by an 11-week project known as the Summer Theatre, which took place during summer of the same year. The idea was revived with the installation of the Youthworks Program, which existed from 2002 to 2013. This workshop series offered free specialized theatre training for Montreal teenagers from 12 to 25 years old, who envisioned a career in the performing arts. Each spring the workshop series finished with the presentation of a play, as there were, among others, Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery ; Death of the Bourgeois Dream ; What If?, and Urban Legends / The Procrastin8r.

The sub-series contains play scripts, brochures, meeting notes, reports, program outlines, communications, photographs, schedules, photographs, and sound recordings, among other documents.

YMCAs of the United States

The sub-series consists of materials generated by local YMCAs in the United States as well as the American National Council of YMCAs and its precursors. The sub-series documents American YMCA activity at the national, international, and local levels.

YMCAs of the United Kingdom

The sub-series consists of materials generated by YMCA bodies in the United Kingdom that were kept by Montreal YMCA staff members or held in the library of the Montreal YMCA.

YMCA Centre-ville

The sub-series documents the buildings, administration, and programs of the main branch of the Metropolitan Montreal YMCA from the time of its founding. It includes correspondence, minutes, reports, rosters, specifications, scrapbooks, photographs, blueprints, maps, and other materials. The records are arranged in the following sub-sub-series:

P0145/11B01 - Histories.
P0145/11B02 - Administration, Board of Management.
P0145/11B03 - Annual Reports.
P0145/11B04 - Annual General Meetings.
P0145/11B05 - Financial administration.
P0145/11B06 - Planning.
P0145/11B07 - Human resources administration.
P0145/11B08 - Communications.
P0145/11B09 - Facilities, buildings, equipment, supplies.
P0145/11B10 - Programs.

Worlds Apart (2000)

Subseries provides information about an unfunded project titled Worlds Apart.

Subseries includes project proposal, research documents, handwritten notes, photocopies of photographs, curriculum vitae, correspondence, list of archival resources.

World Service, Foreign Work

The sub-series documents the Montreal YMCA's involvement in World Service, Foreign Programs, and International Development activities in collaboration with the Canada-U.S. International Committee and the Canadian National Council. It also holds records related to the Canadian National Council's International Development/Development Education work.

The sub-series includes correspondence, reports, fund-raising documents, meeting documents, and other materials.

Works of fellow artists

The subseries illustrates the art scene around Sur Rodney (Sur), focussing especially on artists from the New York East Village, but including some international artists as well. It gives an insight in the artistic career of various artists, as there are, among others, Andreas Senser, Gracie Mansion, Geoffrey Hendricks, and photographer Timothy Greathouse. The sub-series covers subjects like Black Contemporary Art, performance art, Queer Art, and the problematic of Aids. The sub-series includes the documentary "I'll be your Mirror", screened at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian film festival and featuring photographer Nan Goldin and the lower east side of Manhattan during the 1980s and HIV/AIDS. It also includes an Acker Award box from 2014, containing original art works and mementos contributed by the awardees.

The subseries consists of, but is not limited to, newspaper articles, exhibition catalogs, magazines, and other publications, correspondence, a poster, and an Acker Awards box.


The sub-series documents the development, administration, and activities of the Westmount Branch YMCA. It includes minutes, annual reports, correspondence, studies, publicity materials, and other records.

West Island

The sub-series documents the development, management, and activities of the West Island Branch YMCA. It includes correspondence, reports, rosters, minutes, and other records.

Waiting for Martin (2004)

Subseries documents the production process and provides information about the film Waiting for Martin.

Subseries includes clippings, budget, production schedule, script, application for project, staff contact list, list of shooting dates, research material and documentation on Paul Martin, correspondence, handwritten notes, screening notes, and script with annotations.

View from the Summit (2002)

Subseries documents the production process and provides information about the film View from the Summit.

Subseries includes project proposal, handwritten notes, interviews, clippings, leaflets, flyers, tape descriptions and shooting tapes.

Uranium (1991)

Subseries documents the production process and provides information about the film Uranium.

Subseries includes project proposal, clippings, interviews, handwritten notes, communiqués, research documents, correspondence, promotional material of the film and various film festivals and award nomination certificates.

University organization

The sub-series consists of the University crest, records on the Act of Incorporation and Charter, a history of the development of education at the Y.M.C.A., organizational charts, and documents related to administrative organization and reorganization. A major part of the sub-series consists of records of negotiations and meetings of joint committees and task forces with Loyola relating to the merger. It also contains the University mission study.

Union Trouble (1999)

Subseries provides information about the film Union Trouble.

Subseries includes clippings, flyers, handwritten notes, synopsis and French and English version of the film.

Training for YMCA secretaryship (Fellowship Plan)

The sub-series documents the training of potential YMCA career officers in the Fellowship Training Program run by the Montreal YMCA at Sir George Williams College/University from 1923 until 1970. The sub-series includes reports, applications, evaluations, correspondence, promotional materials, newsletters, program notes and schedules, minutes, and rosters.

Toivo (1990)

Subseries provides information about the film Toivo.

Subseries includes betacam copy of film, reviews and articles about thee film, newspaper clippings, VHS jacket and film summary.

Theater for Young Audiences program

This sub-series provides insight into The Black Theatre Workshop’s (BTW) contribution to education at the primary and secondary levels and contains documentation pertaining to The Theater for Young Audiences Program, which was first implemented in 1983. A number of plays were produced exclusively for this program and were shown to both elementary and secondary school audiences. These were generally presented in schools in the Greater Montreal area, but also shown in Nova Scotia and the United States among other locations. The sub-series contains documents pertaining to school tours, which took place from 1986 to 2011. Many of these tours took place during Black History Month. Materials document the plays that were part of the series, necessary preparatory work, the schools that hosted the performances, and finances, along with feedback from teachers, students and actors.

The sub-series contains correspondence, photographs, drawings, promotional material, educational material (teachers’ guides), play scripts, project outlines, reports, financial records, contracts, booking sheets, schedules, performance evaluations, newspaper clippings, and sheet music, among other documents.

The World Alliance of YMCAs, World Councils, World Conferences, international visits

The records in the sub-series document Montreal YMCA involvement at the world level, including international visits to the Montreal YMCA and by Montreal YMCA officials. The records include books, correspondence, conference proceedings and memorabilia, reports, and other materials. The materials are arranged in the following sub-series:

P0145/14A01 - World Alliance, World Councils, World Conferences.
P0145/14A02 - International visits.

The Raging Grannies (2010)

Subseries documents the production process and provides information about the film The Raging Grannie.

Subseries includes the film in videocassettes and DVD., and different audio mixing in English and French. It also includes project proposal, correspondence, grant applications, financial plan, research documentation and notes, articles, leaflets, flyers, press file and other documents.

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