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Team/game/event/facility/staff photographs

Box of photographs and other Athletics and Recreation materials were given to the Archives in 2012. The photographs, in negative, print, and slide format, include games, teams, staff, facilities and awards nights. There are no dates on the majority of the the photos, but judging by the type of photographs and the uniforms - they were taken between 1990 and 2010.

Ryerson Theatre Company

In the 1970s and 1980s the Ryerson Theatre Company was made up of final year students from the acting, dancing and technical programs - representing their transition year from the student to a professional. They were responsible for all aspects of the show including promotion, production, and performance. It is unclear why there was a revival of the name periodically through the years.
The file contains correspondence, memos, advertising, posters. photographs, programs, budgets and documents relating to the operation and promotion of the company.

First open meeting of the Board of Governors

File contains photographs and a poster from the the first open meeting of the Board of Governors of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute was held in the Theatre Auditorium at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 8, 1969.

George Orwell: The Crystal Spirit

Poster for the Mime Company Unlimited of Toronto's production of "George Orwell: The Crystal Spirit". Production mounted in conjunction with David Kirk and Murray Paulin. Show was held June 13-15, 1979 at the Theatre of the Arts at the University of Waterloo.

ROW posters

File contains posters used for advertising various Ryerson Opera Workshop productions including 3 hand painted original pieces. File contains:
1963 Once Upon a Mattress (hand painted original)
1967 The Wizard of Oz (hand painted original)
1968 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (hand painted original)
1971 Snow White (2)
1972 Sinbad and the Mermaid (2)
1973 Red Riding Hood (4)
1976 Stick with Molasses (2)

LOFT Community Services annual Christmas concerts

The School of Performance is partnered with LOFT and faculty, staff and students from the program participated in the production of the annual christmas concert. LOFT (Leap of Faith Toronto) is a community service provider in Ontario that supports people facing a combination of mental and physical health challenges, addiction issues, poverty, and/or homelessness.
Included in the file are:
Tickets (2) - The Eleventh Annual Christmas Concert - a Season of Hope, December 3, 2001
Program - The Twelfth Annual Christmas Concert - a Season of Hope, December 2, 2002
Program - The 14th Annual Christmas Concert - a Season of Hope, December 6, 2002
Program - The 15th Annual Christmas Concert - December 5, 2005
Program - The 16th Annual Christmas Concert - December 4, 2006
Program - The 17th Annual Christmas Concert - December 3, 2007 (business cards and donation card inside)
Program - 30th annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert - 2020

Nightwood Theatre - 4x4 an off-road event of women directors

Nightwood Theatre, Canada's national women's theatre, was founded in 1979. It creates, produces, and tours plays created by women. Each season they produce several productions in Toronto theatres and The Groundswell Festival - an annual festival of new works. Nightwood theatre also sponsors an Innovators program and "Write from the Hip" - an emerging playwrights program.

The file contains one copy of the program for "4x4 - an off-road event of women directors". The event, held in October and November of 2009 consisted of workshops, master classes, events and 4 plays. One of the plays "Serious Money" ran November 20-22, 2009 at the Theatre Passe Muraille and starred the graduation class of the Ryerson Theatre School.

External productions involving the School of Performance

Series contains materials related to productions and events held outside of the the Ryerson Theatre/School of Performance but had students, faculty, and staff from the school involved in events/productions in a variety of ways. Included in the series are:
RG 158.30.01 LOFT Community Services annual Christmas concerts
RG 158.30.02 Nightwood Theatre - 4x4 an off-road event of women directors
RG 158.30.03 Village Theatre "Under Milk Wood"


Item is a handheld view master manufactured by Sawyer's Inc and first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940). Item is made of plastic and metal. Reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of famous landmarks in British Columbia, Canada. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Reels are interchangeable and come with a variety of themes.

Sawyer's 3D view master

Item is a handheld view master manufactured by Swayer's Inc first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940). Reel has 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of Hollywood, California landmarks. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Originally this item was meant as an educational tool for adults but quickly became a popular children's toy. Item is made of plastic and metal. Reels are interchangeable and come with a variety of themes.

Fed. 1994 Budget

File contains a copy of Andrew Webster's "The Impact of Spring 1994 Federal Budget Changes in INAC on First Nations - a preliminary analysis prepared for the Assembly of First Nations".

Webster, Andrew

PCO Research - 96

File contains records relating to the 1996 Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development program review and budget. Included are an info package released by DIAND and correspondence and information from an access to information request regarding the review.

DIAND Polls - 1995-3/97

File contains Insight Research Canada polling reports for 1996-1997. Reports received as part of and Access to Information request by Peter Di Gangi. Included in the file are:
1) Pollara - Perspectives Canada Vol. VI, No. 1 First Quarter 1997 subscriber analysis - DIAND
2) Perspectives Canada Fall 1994 and Winter 1995 - Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
3) Perspectives Canada Vol. IV, No. 2 - Subscriber analysis: Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
4) Perspectives Canada Vol. IV, No. 3 - Subscriber analysis: Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
5) Perspectives Canada Vol. IV, No. 4 - Subscriber analysis: Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
6) Insight Canada Poll Results - Feb. 1996
7) Perspectives Canada Vol. V, No. 3 - Subscriber analysis: Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
8) Perspectives Canada Vol. V, No. 4 Fall 1996 - subscriber analysis - DIAND
9) Contract between Insight Research Canada and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada for the surveys.

FMC & Claims & Self Govt. 1980s

File contains records related to the First Ministers' Conference, Land Claims, and Self-Government. Included in the file are:
1) A New Covenant - Towards the Constitutional Recognition and Protection of Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada
2) Bill S-18 - An Act to further the aspirations of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
3) Senate news release re: Aboriginal Peoples Act
4) Address by Chief Ted Moses, Eastmain Band, James Bay June 13, 1988, Yellowknift, N. W. T.
5) Minister's Letter - Issue 5, April 1984
6) Correspondence re: proposed constitutional amendments, 1981
7) Copy of notes and actual speech given by National Chief to open the First Ministers' Constitutional Conference, 1983
8) Strength in Unity - Association of Iroquois and Allied Nations newsletter
9) The Implementation of Federal Claims Policy 1973-1980 - a working paper - Murray Angus
10) Public Lands, Native Land Claims and Land Use - Peter A. Cumming
11) The Federal-Indian Trust Relationship: An Historical Overview and Discussion of Some Current Issues - Jeffrey A. Ross
12) The Political Economy of Land Claims: Critical Reflections on the 1973 Federal Policy Statement on Native Claims in Canada - James Murray Angus
13) Towards a New Federal Policy for Comprehensive Claims Settlements

Peter Di Gangi Papers

  • 2018.008
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2011

The fonds contains records created by Peter Di Gangi (Sicani Research), containing research related to Indigenous governance in Canada. The content includes published and unpublished materials and topics include: policy and research papers on Indigenous law and policy, federal government reports and statistics, Ontario government reports and statistics (focused on northern and northwestern Ontario), draft reports and intervenor submissions prepared for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP), Assembly of First Nations reports and committee kits, records from the Centre for Treaty Advocacy, policy papers on federal legislation and the Indian Act, social programs, taxation, lands, various court cases and decisions with analyses, materials on the evolution of federal Claims policy and efforts at reform, some material related to United States Indian policy and treaties.

The fonds has been divided into series by box (35 in total) and further divided into files and items. The series, file, and item titles were provided by the donor (with some exceptions).

Names and terminology used in the scope and content field reflect the names and terminology used in the files and on the items and is often outdated and out of use. (i.e. Department of Indian Affairs (DIA); Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations). Every attempt has been made to utilize the current names in the creator and access points fields in the records (i. e. Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC); Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN).

Trapper Support - Ig. La Rusic

Copy of "Subsidies for Substance - The Place of income security programs in supporting hunting, fishing and trapping as a way of life in Canada's Aboriginal communities". This copy is a preliminary working draft submission of the report for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples by Ignatius E. La Rustic.

La Rusic, Ignatius E.

Inuit - Govt & Treaty

File contains records related to Inuit Government and Treaty Rights. File contains a trip report "Inuit Tapirisat of Canada Roundtables" in Pangnirtung, NWT; and a report by Wendy Moss "A Review of Inuit Perspectives on Treaty Rights and Governance Issues".

AFN - Bilateral/FMC's/Tru Resolutions etc.

File contains records created by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) regarding treaties, treaty rights, and the bilateral constitutional task force. Included are:
1) Statement of the Right to Self-Government and Land
2) Making Political and Legal Sense of the Treaties discussion paper
3) Treaty Rights: AFN Positions/Initiatives 1986-1991
4) AFN resolutions
5) Constitutional Working Group members list, memos, meeting schedule and meeting minutes
6) Report of the Bilateral Constitutional Task Force on Treaties and Treaty Rights
7) Treaty Rights Unit report on Treaties for A. F. N. Special Assembly
8) AFN Position on First Nations Treaties: Treaty Rights, Treaty Making and Implementation
9) 1983 Constitutional Accord on Aboriginal Rights
10) Proposal for an amendment on Self-Government and Treaties by AFN
11) A National First Nations-Canada Treaty - Chiefs Assembly AFN
12) FSIN - Canada Bilateral Agreements - Indian Governments of Saskatchewan
13) Restoring the Path, Renewing our Nations - AFN

NIB/AFN: 1975-1982

File contains four publications:
1) Indian News - Special Edition, Vol. 23 No. 2 May 1982 Indian and Inuit Affairs Program
2) Coalition of First Nations: Sovereignty & Nationhood
3) National Indian Brotherhood 1975
4) Statement by Dr. David Ahenakew, National Chief Assembly of First Nations

FNG Fall 2001

File contains records related to First Nations Governance. It includes correspondence, analysis, newspaper clippings and reports primarily related to the joint Assembly of First Nations - Department of Indian and Northern Development work plans for self government.

Gov. Vol. III: 92-93

File contains correspondence, a copy of the Chiefs' Governance Working Group Report, The Constitution and Self-Government information, and other records relating to self-governance.

Self Govt 1991 Vol. 1

File contains materials relating to self-government. Included are newspaper clippings; correspondence; records relating to the Chiefs' Governance Working Group; press releases; Assembly of First Nations bulletins; a copy of "Building Blocks towards Constitutionalizing First Nations Self-Government"; "Approach to First Nations Government"; and an information sheet "Indian Act Alternatives".

Self Govt: PCO/CBSG 10/92

File contains correspondence, a draft report and a copy of "Negotiating Self-Government Agreements - The Experience of First Nations Involved in Self Government Negotiations".

Sechelt /86

File contains records relating to the Sechelt Indian Band and the Government of Canada. Included in the folder are correspondence regarding the Sechelt Band Comprehensive Claim; a copy of "A Practical Proposal for Resolving the Indian Land Claim in British Columbia as it Affects The Sechelt Indian Band" by the Sechelt Indian Band Council; 2 copies of the Sechelt Indian Band act; a copy of a Communique from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada regarding the renewal of federal self-government funding to the Sechelt Indian Band.

Self Govt Policy, 1986-1990

File contains a copy of Sally M. Weaver's "Self Government Policy for Indians 1980-1990: Political Transformation of Symbolic Gestures"; 2 copies of "Notes on Cabinet Documents Relating to Self-Government"; Copy of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal and Provincial governments and the Nishnawbe-Aksi Nation, 1985; and a copy of "Self Government Negotiations status report.

MIB-Wahbung - 1971

File contains a copy of "Wahbung - Our Tomorrows" by The Indian Tribes of Manitoba 1871-1971, Manitoba Indian Brotherhood. Also in the file is a letter from the Treaty & Aboriginal Rights Research Centre of Manitoba, Inc.

FNG Bckgrnd - 3/2003

File contains records related to Bill C-7, the Federal Government's First Nations Governance Act. Included in the file is correspondence, a guide to Bill C-7, news releases, briefs, minutes, analyses, and newspaper clippings.

AFN Treaties - 2/93

File contains records related to work with the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples(RCAP). Specifically relating to treaty research. Included in the file are:
1) Assembly of First Nations Preliminary Work Plan of Intervenor Activities before the RCAP
2) Draft Outline - Land and Resource Base - AFN-RCAP

Alan Suddon costume sketches

Costume sketches/drawings, pencil on paper by Alan Suddon, former Arts Librarian of the Metro Toronto Reference Library. Executed during library meetings on scrap paper

Georgina Cannon - scrapbook

Contents of a scrapbook originally compiled by Georgina Cannon. Scrapbook includes fashion related magazine and newspaper clippings, clippings of articles written by Cannon, correspondence, and other textual records related to Cannon's career.

Donald Campbell photographic print folio

Folio including biographical information about Donald Campbell and his relatives, clippings, and photographic prints showing Campbell at work and outfits he worked on.

Donald Campbell scrapbook

Scrapbook generated by Donald Campbell featuring full colour fashion sketches, clippings, and correspondence.

Shirley Schultz student notebook #4

File contains contents of student notebook including annotated clippings of various newspapers and magazines showing various women's fashion styles.

Shirley Schultz scrapbooks

File contains four spiral bound scrapbooks which appear to have been student submissions generated by Schultz, and which contain drawings, notes, and affixed fabric samples.

  1. Fall Wardrobe for the Working Girl
  2. Textiles, I - Woollens & Worsteds
  3. Textiles, II - Cotton
  4. Textiles, III - Silks

Donald Campbell

Series contains scrapbooks and photographic prints detailing Ryerson School of Fashion graduate Donald Campbell's career in fashion.

Shirley Schultz student notebook #2

File contains contents of student notebook including course syllabi, and other handouts, student notes, colour drawings and sketches, and some pages with affixed fabric and fastener samples.

Shirley McLaren

Series contains scrapbooks, workbooks, and ephemera donated to the FRC by Shirley McLaren (nee Schultz) related to her time as a student in the Ryerson School of Fashion.

Donor Index Cards

File contains a collection of index cards documenting donor information for individual articles of clothing (items) in the fashion research collection.

Donations 1990s

Contents of binder "Donations 1990" including correspondence, accession documents, and notes related to items donated to the Fashion Research Collection in the 1990s.

Accession Registration Register

Contents of binder "Accession/Registration Register" from the Fashion Research Collection. Registry documents donation to the collection in chronological order.

Donations 1980s

Contents of binder "Donations 1980" including correspondence, accession documents, and notes related to items donated to the Fashion Research Collection in the 1980s.

Donations 2000s

Contents of binder "Donations 2000" including correspondence, accession documents, and notes related to items donated to the Fashion Research Collection in the 2000s.

OAC Shutdown 96

File contains correspondence, notes, policy papers, key messages, and notes related to the potential shutdown of the Ontario Advocacy Commission in 1996.

Graduating class photographs

Sub-series contain photographs of the various aspects of the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing's graduation week. Included are graduate composites, photographs of the ceremony itself, candid after reception shots, as well as photographs of various graduation week events such as the mother-daughter tea, breakfast, and Hospital walk-through by the graduates.

David Reville fonds

  • F 824
  • Fonds
  • 1978 - 2015

This fonds contains textual records generated or collected by David Reville relating to various aspects of his academic and political careers.

Reville, David

The Veterans Group

Series contains records generated or collected by David Reville related to 'The Veteran's Group,' which would eventually become the Toronto Psychiatric Survivors.


Series contains files of correspondence as they were arranged and retained by David Reville.


Series consists of 5 sub-series :

  • General
  • Executive
  • Food Room
  • Students' Union Bookstore
  • Women's Centre

Also included are previous incarnations of the Students' Union - RyeSAC, SURPI

Design Archive photographic collection

  • 2015.005
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 2003

Design Archive Inc. was the professional company of photographer Robert Burley, who established it in January 1987 and acted as president until January, 2000. Design Archive Inc. specialized in architectural photography: work is project-based, with project locations including commercial centers, businesses, private residences, and public places of note. Interior and exterior architectural structure is the predominant photographic subject, with landscapes and detailed design highlights, furniture, and machinery filling out the collection. In 2003, Burley accepted a full-time teaching position at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts and suspended work at Design Archive Inc.

These fonds include photographic materials, including photographic prints, contact sheets, negatives, CDs, and other miscellaneous items that were collected by Design Archive Inc. from 1987 to 2003.

Burley, Robert

The Creative School

Sub-series contains proposals, reports, and other materials related to submissions to the Senate (Academic Council) and the Academic Standards Committee for new programs, program revisions, and program reviews.

Brown photograph album - 1911 Visit and opening of Hospital by Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Photograph taken on the front steps of The Wellesley Hospital at its opening in 1911. In the photograph are (from l-r): Dr. Herbert A. Bruce; Senator J. K. Kerr; Sir Edmund Osler; Dr. J. E. Elliott; Lady Laurier; Mrs. R. J. MacMillan; Sir Wilfrid Laurier; Dr. R. J. MacMillan; Miss Powell; Dr. F. W. Marlow; Mrs. J. K. Kerr; Miss Elisabeth Flaws; Sir William Mulock; and Mr. A. E. Dyment (seated).

Convocation materials

Series contains textual and multimedia materials created for use during and taken of convocation ceremonies at Ryerson. Included are ceremony dvds, tickets, information bulletins, and programmes.
As of 2014 tickets were sent electronically and are currently done using QR code technology. Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, programmes for the ceremonies stopped being published in 2020.

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