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Quinn collection

  • C001
  • Collection
  • 1931-1985

The Quinn Collection was gathered by Herbert Furlong Quinn from the 1930s to the 1970s in order to support his research.
It is principally composed of Canadian political pamphlets and newspapers covering the period from the 1930's to the beginning of the 1980s. The pamphlets present the platforms and agendas of a dozen Canadian political parties as well as several foreign parties. Political parties in Canada include: Quebec Liberal Party, Liberal Party of Canada, New Democratic Party, Labor-Progressive Party, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Progressive Conservative Party, Confédération des travailleurs catholiques du Canada, Union Nationale, Social Credit Party of Canada, Bloc Populaire, Canadian Student Assembly, among others. Foreign parties covered by the collection are primarily the German party Christlich Demokratische Union (CDU/ CSU), but also the US-American Socialist Labor Party and League for Industrial Democracy as well as the Republicans and Democrats during the American Presidential Campaign 1964. Furthermore, the collection includes several years of the “Bulletin” (English version), published by the government of Western Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) as well as pamphlets from the Portuguese government from the 1930s.
The collection also includes ancillary materials : First, there are articles and publications written by Herbert F. Quinn related to multiple political topics, including a manuscript of Quinn's book "The Union Nationale : Quebec Nationalism from Duplessis to Lévesque" (1979). Second, there is a selection of Canadian newspapers and newspaper clippings, covering the Canadian Federal Election Campaign of 1949 on the one hand, and the fascist movement worldwide during the 1930s on the other.
Finally, the collection includes court transcripts relating to the occupation of the Sir George Williams Computer Center in 1969, known as the Sir George Williams Affair.

The Quinn Collection contains pamphlets, brochures, statements, newsletters, addresses, policy statements, transcripts, manifestos, newspapers, and newspaper clippings. An index of the pamphlets is available.

The collection is organized in the following series:

C001/A Political Pamphlet Collection

C001/B Politics in the Media

C001/C Publications by Herbert F. Quinn

C001/D Sir George Williams Affair

Quinn, Herbert Furlong

Irving Layton clipping collection

  • C002
  • Collection
  • 1935 – 1993

Collection contains newspaper clippings relating to Irving Layton. These clippings review his work, comment on events held to honour Layton and his work, include interviews with the poet, document reviews by fans, and include articles about Irving Layton and Canadian poets in general. Clippings were taken from several large Canadian newspapers from Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, and Vancouver and include newspapers and magazines such as the Gazette, the Toronto Star, the Georgian, Poetry Canadian Review, Saturday Night, The Canadian Forum, Sunday Star and the Telegram.

Bowden Clipping Service

Kenya National Archives microfilm collection

  • C003
  • Collection
  • [196-]

Mainly consists of archival materials documenting the actions and activities of the British colonial and the post-colonial governments in Kenya between the late 1880s through the early 1960s. 139 microfilm reels contain copies of thousands of government records, including annual and quarterly reports, intelligence reports, correspondence, secretariat circulars, and record books, amongst others. These once confidential records serve to document the economic, social, religious, and political upheavals in Kenya in the twentieth century leading to its independence from the United Kingdom in 1963.

The Collection is divided into 6 series, which were assigned to the documents when they were first microfilmed by Syracuse University:
C003/A Provincial and district annual and quarterly reports
C003/B Provincial and district record books
C003/C Provincial and district handing over reports
C003/D Correspondence
C003/E Intelligence reports
C003/F Secretariat circulars

Kenya National Archives

Adrian Arcand collection

  • C004
  • Collection

The description of this fonds is not available. Please contact Concordia University Libraries Special Collections for more information.

Antique maps collection

  • C005
  • Collection
  • [1570-18--]

Collection is composed mostly of early cartographers' depictions of Upper and Lower Canada, the Saint Lawrence River, and the East Coast of North America. Collection also contains eighteenth and nineteenth century maps of Europe, including maps of London and the surrounding areas.

Historic images of Montreal

  • C006
  • Collection
  • 1761–1871

Collections is composed of photographic reproductions of 12 prints and drawings of the City of Montreal. The original prints and drawings are dated between 1761 and 1871.

African newspaper collection

  • C008
  • Collection
  • 1979-1996

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.

S. A. Rochlin collection of South African political and trade union organizations

  • C009
  • Collection
  • 1912-1960, predominant 1920-1950

This collection contains documents collected by S.A. Rochlin in the course of his activities as a historian, archivist, and researcher. The documents in this collection were mainly created in South Africa between 1912 and 1960. This collection contains the documents of communist and labor organizations active in South Africa during the 1920s through the 1940s, including the Communist Party of South Africa, United Communist Party, South African Labour Party, Industrial Socialist League, South African Trades Union Congress, and South African Association of Employees Organizations. This collection also contains the papers of Cecil Frank Glass, a member of the Industrial Socialist League in Cape Town and the Communist Party of South Africa. C.F. Glass’s documents were given to Rochlin around 1939 by Glass’ first wife Fanny Klenerman.

Collection consists of 607 documents, including 90 pamphlets, 46 newspaper or periodical titles, and folders containing 471 miscellaneous documents, including minutes, accounts, flyers, news clippings, correspondence, and handbills. Many of the documents in this collection are unique. As a result of their ephemeral nature it is unlikely that they are to be found elsewhere.

This collection is organized according to the following series:
C009/A Pamphlets
C009/B Periodicals and newspapers
C009/C Folders
C009/D Microfilm reels

Gertrude Katz collection

  • C010
  • Collection
  • 1956-2007, predominant 1956-1983

Collection consists of materials accumulated by Gertrude Katz and Carl Katz related to her friendship and working relationship with Irving Layton. Documents concern the life and work of the poet.

Materials resulting from Katz’s relationship with Irving Layton include: correspondence, poems, offprints and reprints, programs, photographs, clippings, financial documents, a transcript, a deed of sale, and books and a phonographic record.

Collection is divided into 6 series:
C010/A. Correspondence
C010/B. Poetry and publications
C010/C. Promotional materials
C010/D. Photographs
C010/E. Clippings
C010/F. Financial documents

Katz, Gertrude

Margaret Griffin and Clara Gutsche collection

  • C011
  • Collection
  • 1972-2014, predominant 1972-1974

Collection consists of materials accumulated by Margaret Griffin and Clara Gutsche, mostly relating to the founding and first exhibition of Powerhouse Gallery, now La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse. Items also document The Flaming Apron craft store, and various exhibitions held at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse. This collection contains items created by Margaret Griffin, Leslie Busch, Billie-Joe Mericle, and Stansje Plantenga, founding members of Powerhouse Gallery. Materials in this collection are primarily dated 1972-1974, with select documents dated 2001 and 2004. Some documents were annotated by Margaret Griffin and Clara Gutsche in 2014.

Materials documenting the establishment and history of Powerhouse Gallery include: correspondence, newspaper clippings, proposals, descriptions, timelines, publications, posters, slides, negatives, a leaflet, a drawing, a paintings, and clothing. These materials primarily concern the Gallery’s first exhibition, Windows: From the Inside Out: Painting, Photography, Ceramic and Sculpture (1973), presented at 1210 Greene Avenue in Westmount, Quebec. Items also document various exhibitions held at Powerhouse Gallery and La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, including: Codpieces: Phallic Paraphernalia (1974), The Past to the Present (2001), and Powerhouse: Where are we now? (2001). Materials concerning the activities of The Flaming Apron, a craft store in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, include: clothing, ceramics, and a newsletter. This collection also contains La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse publications, including Women’s Bookworks (1979) and Les Centrelles (2004), as well as items related to art and artist run centers in Canada.

Collection is divided into 3 series:
C011/A. Powerhouse Gallery/La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse
C011/B. The Flaming Apron
C011/C. Art in Canada

Griffin, Margaret

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

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
  • [195-]-[197-]

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.

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 contain 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

Jacques Cambay Collection

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

The Jacques Cambay Collection is the result of 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 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, 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

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

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

Oral History-Montreal Studies collection

  • P007
  • Collection
  • 1941 - 1999

The purpose of the Oral History-Montreal Studies program is to document the history of the Montreal metropolitan area. Sponsored by Shell Canada, the program funds projects which make accessible the oral history of Greater Montreal, through systematic interviewing of leaders and witnesses of the labour, industrial, cultural, social, religious, and ethnic scene since World War II. The project is administered by the Concordia University Library.

The collection provides information on the history of Greater Montreal. It consists of recorded interviews of individuals as well as some transcripts and application forms for some of the projects. The projects are:

Little Burgundy / La Petite Bourgogne
A Comparison of the Influence of Anne Savage and Arthur Lismer
Hugh Percival Illsley, Architect: 1896-198-
Rabbi Lavy Becker: Social Worker, Businessman, and Father-in-law
Interviews with John Bland
The Dutch of Quebec
The Montreal Chinese Community
The Children's Theatre in Montreal
Women and War Work in Montreal
The Montreal Art Community
Omer Heroux: French Canadian Journalist
Norma Springford
Black Montrealers: A Piece of the Multicultural Mosaic
The Rise of Consulting Engineering in Montreal
Women Scientists in Montreal, 1920-1960
The Contribution of Holocaust Survivors to the Cultural and Social Institutions of Montreal
Véhicule Art (Montreal) Inc. 1972-1983
Alfred Pinsky: Analysis of Great Works of Art (ART 460 course)
Female Academics at Concordia University (Sir George Williams and Loyola College): The First Generation, 1940-1975.

Concordia University. Records Management and Archives

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