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Jacques Trépanier fonds
P246 · Fonds · 1947-1954

The fonds consists of materials documenting the journalistic career of Jacques Trépanier and primarily concern the Montreal arts scene.

The fonds is primarily composed of press clippings from "La Patrie," organized in two scrapbooks. These scrapbooks contain a variety of clippings, including several articles documenting Montreal nightclubs during the period between 1950 and 1954. These articles were published under the headline "La Ronde des cabarets." This fonds also contains some correspondence and 45 press photographs.

Trépanier, Jacques
Desmond Rupert Adams fonds
P241 · Fonds · 1925-2007

The Desmond Rupert Adams fonds consists of personal, family, and studio photographs including studio portraits, commercial assignments and personal explorations. The majority of the photographs are portraits. Some photographs depict Expo '67, the Olympic games in Montreal 1976, and street life in Montreal.

The fonds contains a variety of photographic formats, art works, and exhibition prints. There are photo albums, some audio-visual documents and some studio client files.

Adams, Desmond Rupert
Merrily Weisbord fonds
P240 · Fonds · 1941-1994

Fonds consists of research material and oral history interviews conducted by Merrily Weisbord for the writing of The Strangest Dream. The interviews cover various aspects of the evolution of the Communist Party of Canada (renamed the Labour Progressive Party in 1943) and the life of some of its Quebec members.

Fonds includes more than 20 hours of sound recordings consisting of interviews with about fifteen individuals who were members of the party between the 1930s and the 1950s, such as Lea Roback, Irene Kon, Gilles Hénault and Fred Taylor. All the players, from the upper middle class intellectual Stanley Ryerson to the working class lumber camp labour organizer, Gérard Fortin, are included. There is also a 15 minute recorded message by Paul Robeson urging Montreal voters to reelect Fred Rose in 1945. Fonds also includes interview notes and transcriptions, correspondence, and printed materials.

Weisbord, Merrily
Sur Rodney (Sur) fonds
P234 · Fonds · [ca. 1900]-2022, predominantly 1974-2019

The Sur Rodney (Sur) fonds gives an insight into the life and career of Sur Rodney (Sur), from his childhood in Montreal until today. It informs about his family background and early life as part of Montreal’s black community during the 1950s and 1960s. The fonds illustrates Sur Rodney’s work as an artist and activist, and it presents the North-American and more precisely the New York East Village art scene around Sur Rodney (Sur) from the 1960s to 2018, by the means of personal correspondence exchanged with Sur Rodney (Sur), exhibition catalogues, and documents related to The Sur Rodney (Sur) Show (1980) and the All New Sur Rodney (Sur) Show (1981). It also contains information about the AIDS crisis, the organization Visual Aids and Sur Rodney’s implication within this context.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

P0234/A The Adams family and Sur Rodney (Sur)’s personal life
P0234/B The Artist Sur Rodney (Sur) and fellow artists

The fonds includes, but is not limited to, photographs, art works, scrap-books, posters, speaking notes, correspondence, programs, flyers, newspaper clippings, ephemera, publications with contributions by Sur Rodney (Sur), moving images and sound recordings.

Sur Rodney (Sur)
David Lee fonds
P233 · Fonds · 1984-2000

The David Lee fonds illustrates David Lee’s work as an author as well as the life of Paul Bley. It contains material related to the biography of the Montreal-born jazz pianist Paul Bley (1932-2016), entitled “Stopping Time : Paul Bley and the Transformation of Jazz” by Paul Bley and David Lee, published by Vehicule Press in 1998.

The fonds includes transcripts of interviews with Paul Bley; manuscripts for the book “Stopping Time : Paul Bley and the Transformation of Jazz” by Paul Bley and David Lee; correspondence; and photographs, among other documents.

Lee, David
Boyce Richardson fonds
P231 · Fonds · 1948-2003

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
Vernon Isaac fonds
P228 · Fonds · [193-?]-2000

The materials in the fonds document Vernon Isaac’s life as a jazz musician and the Canadian jazz scene of the 1970s to 1990s. The fonds also contains information about Vernon Isaac’s family.

The fonds includes personal documents, photographs of Vernon Isaac’s family, friends and other performers, press clippings, programs, posters, commemorative plaques, and sound and audiovisual recordings of Vernon Isaac.

The fonds is organized into the following series:
P0228/A. Textual records
P0228/B. Scrapbooks, photo albums and other graphic material
P0228/C Audio-visual material
P0228/D Objects

Isaac, Vernon
Linda Leith fonds
P227 · Fonds · 1944-2008

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

Leith, Linda
Taras Grescoe fonds
P223 · Fonds · 1982 - 2022

Fonds consists of materials related to the life and work of Taras Grescoe and documents the research conducted during the process of writing the following publications: Sacré Blues (2000), The End of Elsewhere (2003), The Devil's Picnic (2005), Bottomfeeder: How to Ear Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood (2008), Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile (2012), and Shanghai Grand: Forbidden Love and International Intrigue in a Doomed World (2016). These publications document Quebec society, tourism, the environment, history, and the prohibited food and substance business, among other topics.
The fonds includes audio interviews and transcripts and interview transcripts, research documentation, drafts of book chapters and articles, travel notebooks, correspondence, and manuscripts.

The records include sound recordings and transcripts of interviews, research materials, drafts of book chapters and articles, travel notebooks, and correspondence.

Grescoe, Taras
Gerald Clark fonds
P220 · Fonds · 1939-2001

The Gerald Clark fonds contains documents pertaining to the Gerald Cohen's professional life and documents current events occuring in the period that he was active as a newspaper correspondent.

The fonds is composed of research materials, notes, drafts of articles and books, clippings of articles, correspondence, and speeches, among other materials. It also includes recorded interviews with world figures.

Clark, Gerald
Patricia Burns fonds
P204 · Fonds · 1990-1993

The fonds documents an oral history project of the Irish of Montreal made by Patricia Burns on behalf of the St. Patrick's Society of Montreal between 1990 and 1992. The materials were used by Patricia Burns for her book The Shamrock and the Shield : an oral history of the Irish in Montreal.

The fonds is mainly composed of sound recordings and transcriptions of 54 interviews conducted by Patricia Burns and some by Kevin O'Donnell, with people of Irish origin living in Montreal, and many having grown up in Griffintown.

Burns, Patricia
Daniel Feist fonds
P203 · Fonds · 1953-2005, predominant [199-]-2004

The fonds documents Daniel Feist’s work as a freelance broadcaster, journalist, musician and teacher, including his travels and participation in events such as Montreal’s Nuits d’Afrique festival, the United Nations Conference on Racism, music awards, and others. The material mainly covers the genre of world-beat music (also known as world music) in the period from 1990 to 2005. Some sound recordings of music performances include interviews with the artists.

The fonds includes without limitations biographies of artists, drafts of articles, consulting reports, teaching material, correspondence, books, sound recordings (digital audio tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes, and CDs), newspaper clippings, notes, and photographs (on CD-ROM and printed out in black and white).

The fonds is organized in the following series:

P0203/A. – Personal life.

P0203/B. – Broadcasting.

P0203/C. – Radio consulting.

P0203/D. – Print journalism.

P0203/E. – Teaching.

P0203/F. – Resource materials.

Feist, Daniel
Eric Wesselow fonds
P201 · Fonds · [192-?]-1998

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

Wesselow, Eric
Peter K. Johnston fonds
P199 · Fonds · [193- ?]-2005

The Peter K. Johnston fonds contains documentation pertaining to the American Jazz musician Harry James (1916-1983) and the Big band era. The fonds primarily documents the musical career of Harry James as bandleader and trumpeter. It also includes information on the Montreal Vintage Music Society (MVMS), and on other jazz musicians, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Metcalf, Oscar Peterson, and Glenn Miller, among many others.

The fonds contains memorabilia, correspondence, magazines, discographies, photographs, newspaper clippings, reference documentation, posters, moving images, and an audio recording, among other material. Some of the documents are arranged in scrapbooks.

The fonds is arranged in the following series :
P0199 / A Harry James
P0199 / B Other Jazz musicians
P0199 / C Peter Johnston as a collector

Johnston, Peter K.
Warren Reid fonds
P198 · Fonds

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

Bill Stewart fonds
P195 · Fonds · [191-]-2004

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

Stewart, Bill
Mildred Ryerson fonds
P193 · Fonds

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

Nick Morara fonds
P192 · Fonds · [193-?]-[195-]

The fonds relates to Montreal Nightlife and Nick Morara’s career as a chef in Montreal clubs. It illustrates the Montreal clubs and nightlife from the point of view of a non-musician working in the club scene. It also includes information on the Old Lantern Inn.

The fonds includes photographs, newspaper clippings, a club menu, a business card and a fee receipt card.

Morara, Nick
Mary Mahon fonds
P189 · Fonds · 1915-1943

The materials in the fonds document the political and religious life of an Irish immigrant living in Montreal in the early 20th century.

The fonds includes correspondence, flags, and various memorabilia.

Mahon, Mary
Montreal Irish TV fonds
P187 · Fonds · 1983-2001

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

Mark Abley fonds
P182 · Fonds · 1857, 1874, 1878, [1909?], 1916, 1922-[1924], 1940, [1948], 1963-[1965], 1972-2015, predominantly 1972-2015

The fonds documents Mark Abley’s career as a writer from 1972 to 2015 and his contribution to the Canadian literary culture. It reflects his work as journalist, especially for La Gazette, and his freelance writing in the fields of journalism, poetry, children’s books, editing, and non-fiction books. Furthermore, the fonds illustrates Abley’s various ways to give on his passion, be it through lectures, workshops, conferences, school visits or even religious services.
Finally, the fonds gives an insight into English literature from Quebec, especially poetry, dating from the 1970s to 2014, mainly through a collection of chapbooks and monographies, which are all signed by the authors. This collection is completed by several literary magazines and issues of Ogmios, the Journal of the Foundation for Endangered Languages.
The subjects of endangered languages and English as part of Quebec’s language culture have been repeatedly treated by Abley and can be found throughout the fonds.
The fonds also includes interviews that Abley conducted within the scope of his research with several English-speaking writers, such as Jane Goodall, Henry Kissinger, and others.
The fonds contains published as much as unpublished materials.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

P182/A Journalistic career
P182/B Freelance writer
P182/C Awards and scholarships
P182/D Outreach
P182/E Contacts with fellow writers
P182/F Literary publications by other authors

The fonds contains, but is not limited to, correspondence, drafts, drawings, photographs, invitations, articles, notes, literary texts, posters, chapbooks, publications, reports, sound recordings, ID-cards, comments, contracts, a grant application, research material, reviews, agreements, mock-up covers, publicity material, proposals, a score, proofs, a class paper, programs, brochures, handouts, agendas, an address book, CVs, biographies, outlines, interviews, lectures, policies, speeches, a video, a multi-media production, and a seed package.

Abley, Mark
Bob McKenna fonds
P180 · Fonds · [1995?]-2001

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
Gail Bourgeois fonds
P179 · Fonds · 1983-2002

The materials relate primarily to Gail Bourgeois’ work as curator of the exhibitions “amour-horreur”, taking place at La Centrale Gallery, Montreal, in 1999, and “Powerhouse: Who We Are Now”, at the McClure Gallery, Westmount, Quebec in 2001. The fonds also documents other implications of Gail Bourgeois at La Centrale.

The fond includes without limitations correspondence, submissions, newspaper clippings, publicity, photographs, and posters.

Bourgeois, Gail
Gordie Fleming fonds
P178 · Fonds · [195-]-[197-]

The fonds consists mainly of recordings of radio broadcasts featuring musical performances by Gordie Fleming and his group. Most were broadcast on Radio-Canada and CBC on Lower Canada Swing, Saturday Set, Les joyeux troubadours, Jazz en liberté and Les fantaisistes.

Fleming, Gordie
Société du 5 avril fonds
P170 · Fonds · 1990-1997

The fonds relates to the management and activities of the Société du 5 avril of Montreal, from its inception in 1990 through the cessation of operations in 1997. It primarily documents the Société's efforts to launch a self-managed artist's centre and the plan to acquire a building for that purpose.

The fonds is composed of feasibility studies, working files, correspondence, and promotional documents.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

P170/A Administration
P170/A,1 Founding documents and histories
P170/A,2 General meetings

P170/B Financial administration
P170/B,1 Fund-raising
P170/B,2 Accounting
P170/B,3 Banking
P170/B,4 Taxes
P170/B,5 Financial statements

P170/C Buildings, equipment and supplies
P170/C,1 Equipment and supplies
P170/C,2 Buildings

P170/D Communications and public relations

P170/E Feasibility studies
P170/E,1 Working documents
P170/E,2 Reference documentation
P170/E,3 Member files
P170/E,4 Lists of equipment required
P170/E,5 Reports

La Société du 5 avril
Aislin (Terry Mosher) fonds
P167 · Fonds · 1976

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
Andy Dutkewych fonds
P166 · Fonds · [1976?]

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
P164 · Fonds · 1956-2001

The documents provide a portrait of English-language theatrical activity in Quebec, primarily in the period after the founding of QDF in 1972. The fonds contains budget, fundraising, and other financial records, legal documents, human resources documents, correspondence, records of the Quebec Drama Festival 1974-1984, documents relating to QDF-sponsored workshops, seminars, and programs, materials on the Dominion Drama Festival, theatre programs, and photographs. There is also material that was collected for a history of English-language theatre in Quebec.

Quebec Drama Federation
Tom Dubicanac fonds
P163 · Fonds · March 1976 - August 1976

The fonds relates to the exhibition Corridart on Sherbrooke street, a major project of the Arts and Culture program of the 1976 international Olympic Games in Montreal, taking place in July 1976. More precisely, the fonds gives information on Archigrok’s installation “Pine Forest” as part of the Corridart exhibition.

The fonds consists of correspondence, quotes for material, contracts, and the official invitation to participate at Corridart.

Dubicanac, Tom
Kina Reusch fonds
P162 · Fonds · 1976-1988

The documents relate to the artistic career of Kina Reusch and her participation in Corridart dans la rue Sherbrooke and the subsequent legal proceedings known as L'Affaire Corridart.

Included are photographs (slides,prints and negatives), textual documents including articles, clippings, and personal records, and a video of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation program "Kina Reusch: the New Penelope". The fonds includes a 151-page brief (Mémoire des appellants) for the Corridart hearings at the Appeal Court and a copy of the July-August 1976 issue of ArtsCanada which has a feature on Corridart.

Reusch, Kina