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Russell Thornton fonds

  • F005
  • Fonds
  • [197-]–1992

Fonds is composed of records relating to Russell Thornton, friend of Irving Layton. Material consists of thirty-one letters between Russell Thornton and Irving Layton, in which Layton offers advice and encouragement to the young poet. The letters also chronicle Layton’s personal and professional life. The fonds also contains signed typescript copies of Layton’s poems. The Russell Thornton Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds has been divided into 2 series:
F005/A Correspondence
F005/B Poems

Thornton, Russell

Dorothy Rath fonds

  • F007
  • Fonds
  • 1957–1997

Dorothy Rath Fonds consist of records relating to Dorothy Rath as Layton’s friend. Records include correspondence between Rath and Layton, photographs of Dorothy Rath, Irving Layton, and friends, audio recordings of Layton’s public readings, video clips of Layton’s television appearances and book readings, newspaper clippings relating to Layton’s works, and promotional and publicity material regarding Layton’s appearances. The Dorothy Rath Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds is divided into 8 series:
F007/A Audio recordings
F007/B Clippings
F007/C Correspondence
F007/D Photographs
F007/E Poems
F007/F Promotional Material
F007/G Sculptures
F007/H Video recordings

Rath, Dorothy

Beatrice Bazar fonds

  • F008
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1935 ; 1967-1977.

The Beatrice Bazar fonds contains materials related to Bazar’s relationship with Irving Layton. Material consists of two clippings of Layton’s poems, one of which is signed, love letters and poems to Beatrice Bazar from Irving Layton, and a photograph accompanied by a brief letter. the Beatrice Bazar Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds is divided into three series:
F008/A Letters
F008/B Photographs
F008/C Poems.

Bazar, Beatrice

Saint Patrick’s Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society Fonds

  • P0109
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1903

The fonds provides information on the activities of the St. Patrick's Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society.

The fonds contains proceedings of the St. Patrick's Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society.

St. Patrick’s Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society

Alex Robertson fonds

  • P023
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1988

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/A Correspondence
P0023/B Research on record labels and series
P0023/C Research on Montreal music activity
P0023/D Photographs

Robertson, Alex

Veneranda Kreipans (McGrath) Wilson fonds

  • F004
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2005

Contains records relating to Veneranda Kreipans (McGrath) Wilson as Irving Layton’s friend. Material consists of typed and handwritten letters, postcards, photographs, poems, and newspaper clippings. The Veneranda Kreipans (McGrath) Wilson Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds has been divided into 3 series:
F004/A Correspondence
F004/B Poems
F004/C Photographs

Kreipans Wilson, Veneranda

Jack Litchfield fonds

  • P0035
  • Fonds
  • [198-]-1989

The Jack Litchfield Fonds consists of typewritten manuscripts for A Chronology of Five Montreal Record-Collectors' Clubs and A Chronology of Six Montreal Record-Collectors' Clubs (1989).

Litchfield, Jack

Johnny Reno fonds

  • P0065
  • Fonds
  • 1943

The Johnny Reno fonds consists of two photographs of Percy Ferguson's Victory Serenadors, including Oscar Peterson, at Canadian Pacific's Rosemont Hall in Montreal in 1943.

Reno, Johnny

Gordie Fleming fonds

  • P0178
  • 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

Gerald Clark fonds

  • P0220
  • 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

Don Bell fonds

  • P0235
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2004

The fonds documents the personal and professional life of Don Bell, his work as a magazine journalist and used and rare book dealer and many features of life in Montreal and elsewhere during his working life.

It includes personal and family documents, correspondence, manuscripts, research materials, notebooks, and photographs.

Bell, Don

François Brault fonds

  • P0110
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1995

The fonds consists primarily of slides on liturgical art in Quebec. It includes slides on the production of films and books on art.

Brault, François

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

Ann Charney fonds

  • P0237
  • Fonds
  • 1954-2009

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/A Fiction
P0237/B Non-fiction
P0237/C Correspondence
P0237/D Blue Metropolis

Charney, Ann

May Cutler fonds

  • P0197
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1979, 1991

The fonds relates to language and cultural policy in Quebec. First, it provides information on the implementation of bill 101, also known as Charter of the French Language, and the reactions of Anglophone publishers. Second, it provides information on the protest against the so-called Arpin-report, published 1991 under the title “Une politique de la culture et des arts”.

The fonds includes without limitation correspondence, newspaper clippings, government publications, newsletters, court documents

The fonds is organized into the following series:

P0197/A Quebec Publisher fight against Bill 101
P0197/B Fight against Arpin Report

Cutler, May E.

Lucien Desmarais fonds

  • P063
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1988, predominant 1947-1988

The fonds documents the arts and crafts in Montreal and elsewhere between the late 1940s and the 1980s. The fonds covers the evolution of Lucien Desmarais' career from its beginnings at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts until his death in 1988, including his activities in theatre and his travels. The fonds also reveals his diverse interests in theatre, entertainment, and general culture. The fonds is based on the professional activities of Lucien Desmarais, tisserand concepteur (weaver-designer) and gives information on his creations for high fashion and interior decoration and the annual exhibitions in which he participated. The fonds also gives information on his involvement in numerous associations and cultural organizations as founder, director, and jury member. The fonds gives information on his teaching activities and the courses he gave at various colleges, as well as his speeches.

The fonds includes correspondence, textile samples, course notes, theatre programs, posters, invitations to openings and exhibits, photographs, clippings, drawings, albums, and a scrapbook of clippings of fashion photographs with swatches of the fabrics used in the garments shown. It includes a major collection of documents on the history of textiles and the artists and craftspersons who made them.

The fonds is organized into the following series:
P063/A Biography
P063/B Education
P063/C Administration
P063/D Financial records
P063/E Theatrical properties man
P063/F Weaver-designer
P063/G Consultant
P063/H Teaching and speeches
P063/I External relations
P063/J Travels
P063/K Awards and honours
P063/L Writings and publications
P063/M Research documents
P063/N Shows
P063/O Graphic materials

Desmarais, Lucien

Nick Morara fonds

  • P0192
  • 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

Elizabeth Saccá fonds

  • P0137
  • Fonds
  • 1984, 1995-2000

The fonds includes Dr. Saccá's Concordia University Board of Governors meeting files from February 1995 to April 2000. The files include annotated agendas, handwritten notes, minutes, meeting documents, and copies of notes regarding the meetings that were sent to Fine Arts Department faculty members. The fonds includes materials related to Dr. Saccá's activities as principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute and her participation in Concordia University's organizational review.

Saccá, Elizabeth

Yves Charbonneau fonds

  • F033
  • Fonds
  • [194-?], [196-]-2007, predominantly 1970-[198-]

The fonds documents Yves Charbonneau's musical career until 1975 on the one hand, and his photographic exploitations during the 1980s on the other hand. It gives an insight into the organization of the Quatuor du Jazz libre du Québec (1967-1975), the Val-David Artistic Colony (1970), the Ferme du Petit Québec libre (1970-1973) and l'Amorce (1972-1974), while highlighting the political dimension of these jazz-related initiatives.
The fonds is divided into the following series :
F033/A – Jazz libre du Québec
F033/B – Political newspapers
F033/C - Visual arts studies
The fonds contains legal documents, press clippings, leaflets, and notes concerning the activities of free music in Petit Québec libre and in l’Amorce. The fonds also contains political newspapers collected by Yves Charbonneau during the 1970s, as well as photographs related to Charbonneau’s visual arts studies, including portraits, landscape photography, and still-lifes.

Charbonneau, Yves

Walton Hannah fonds

  • P015
  • Fonds
  • [189-]-1966, predominant [1930]-1966

The fonds provides information on the history, structure, aims, and activities of Freemasonry and other secret organizations, with a particular focus on anglophone and francophone Freemasonry in Quebec.

The fonds includes correspondence, articles, transcripts of lectures, programs for ceremonies, minutes, membership lists, photographs, and other materials. Among the correspondence are original letters and manuscript notes dated 1913-1931 in which francophone Catholics report to the church hierarchy the names of suspected Freemasons. There are an original letter and a certificate of resignation from Freemasonry. The fonds includes a collection of objects. Their significance is explained in various works in the Masonic Collection; see below, Associated Materials.

The fonds is organized according to the following series:
P015/A Early life; Hannah family
P015/B Research on Freemasonry and other secret societies

Hannah, Walton

Irving Layton fonds

  • F001
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1997

Irving Layton fonds consists of records relating to Layton’s life and activities as a writer. Records include correspondence between family members, professionals, friends, newspapers and periodicals, colleges and universities, reviews of Layton’s works, fan letters, published material, offprints of poems, transcripts of interviews, publicity for public appearances and readings, reviews of his works, foreign language articles, manuscripts and drafts of monographs and poems, transcripts of interviews, newspaper clippings, notebooks, journals, calendars, schedules, agendas, personal papers including bills, invoices, finances, awards and certificates, and audio visual material.

The fonds is divided into 16 series:
F001/A Objects
F001/B Audio recordings
F001/C Clippings
F001/D Conferences and festivals
F001/E Correspondence
F001/F Art works
F001/G Manuscripts, poems, articles, and essays
F001/H Notebooks and journals
F001/I Personal papers
F001/J Photographs
F001/K Public appearances
F001/L Reviews
F001/M Schedules
F001/N Scrapbooks
F001/O Transcripts and interviews
F001/P Video recordings

Layton, Irving

Conseil de la peinture du Québec fonds

  • P159
  • Fonds

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

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

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

Henry F. Hall fonds

  • P0006
  • Fonds
  • 1828-1971, predominant 1920-1967

The fonds is reflective of Hall’s forty-year career as a counselor, instructor, and administrator at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Quebec and leader in the field of Canadian education. Materials in this fonds also highlight Hall’s life-long work with the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Montreal, his commitment to the growth of Sir George, his role as a respected public figure, his participation in the scientific and religious communities of Montreal, and his diverse personal interests including astronomy, biology, and the history of the Eastern Townships.

The fonds primarily consists of Hall’s teaching notes and course outlines, research, correspondence, his drafts of "The Georgian Spirit: The Story of Sir George Williams University," typed addresses and presentation notes, and conference materials, as well as personal documents such as notebooks, educational records, and gifts. Also included are awards, diplomas and certificates, photographic material, memorabilia, and materials collected and used by Hall such as reports, publications, manuscripts, and press clippings.

The fonds is arranged in the following nine series:

P0006/A Personal records
P0006/B Teaching materials and research
P0006/C Correspondence
P0006/D Addresses, records from special events, and conference materials
P0006/E "The Georgian Spirit" manuscripts
P0006/F YMCA
P0006/G Eastern Townships
P0006/H Photographs
P0006/I Collected press clippings

Hall, Henry F.

Department of Contemporary Dance fonds

  • I0059
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - ?

The fonds gives information on the history and activities of the department and on contemporary dance in Montreal as well.
The fonds mainly includes newspaper clippings, leaflets, show programs, and posters from 1978-1994 and 2003-2007. The fonds also includes video recordings of four lectures given in 2013, parts of the Mover Over Lecture Series. The lecturers wereMarie-Hélène Falcon, Marten Spangberg, Sarah Chase, and Guy Cools.

Concordia University. Department of Contemporary Dance

Ken Whittingham fonds

  • P0253
  • Fonds
  • 1967 - 2005

The fonds provides information on Ken Whittingham’s student life at Loyola College, his work as a journalist and his professional career at Concordia.
The fonds includes news and feature articles by Ken Whittingham (drafts and press clippings), correspondence, reports, and speeches. The fonds also includes Social Change at Loyola, an essay he wrote while he was a student at Loyola College. It takes a look at the causes of social change and social unrest at Loyola College during the 1960s.

Whittingham, Ken

Arthur and Marilouise Kroker fonds

  • P0096
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2017

The fonds provides information on the administration and operations of the Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory, CTHEORY, and New World Perspectives CultureTexts Series.

The fonds includes correspondence, manuscripts, journal subscription files, grant files, and financial records. There are copies of CJPST and books from the CultureTextsSeries (New World Perspectives).

Arthur and Marilouise Kroker

George Rudé fonds

  • P0009
  • Fonds
  • [195-]- [197-]

The fonds provides information primarily on the study of the crowd in history and on European revolutions.

The fonds consists of research notes, correspondence, and manuscripts. It includes microfilmed documents from other archives.

Rudé, George

Elizabeth K. Horwood fonds

  • P0127
  • Fonds
  • 1992-1997

The fonds provides information on the events that occurred at Concordia University on the afternoon of August 24, 1992.

The fonds consists of the account of the events prepared by Elizabeth Horwood, transcripts from the 911 conversation, transcripts of the court hearings, and a pamphlet.

Horwood, Elizabeth K.

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