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Photographic Negatives

RG Ryerson Rambler, Cover Page, 1985
RG Convocation, c1983
RG Convocation, c1983
RG Learning Resources Centre Bldg., c1983
RG Kerr Hall Quadrangle, c1983
RG Ryerson Orientation Map, 1983
RG Miscellaneous (Unidentified), c1979-1985

The Ryerson Rambler

  • RG 151
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1997

The Ryerson Rambler was the magazine was the alumni magazine from 1963-1997.

The Ryerson Rambler

[Glencoe area, early photographs]

  • F 2010.004
  • Collection
  • [1912-1918]

Fonds consists of 12 "Canadian Kodakery" magazines dating from June 1916 to May 1917, 1 issue of "Kodak on the Farm" and 2 issues of "Kodak and Kodak Supplies" with 107 negatives interfiled between the pages. The magazines were used as an arrangement system for negatives of the Glencoe, Ontario area. The pages of the magazines have notes in the margins describing the subject of the negative stored at that page, and tabs have been cut out of the pages much like one would see tabs on a card index. Most of the negatives are consistent with the No. 122 roll film size but a few were taken with a smaller film format.

Magid, Martin K.

FORUM newsletter, 1994-2009

Over the years, the FORUM newsletter was published weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-weekly, and, finally only six issues per year. Topics included Ryerson news, staffing updates, and staff and alumni notices. The publishing schedule was changed in 2006 to a calendar year from the academic year. The October 2005 issue was the last hard copy and a solely digital format was was released with the next print in 2006. The FORUM was discontinued in 2009 and replaced with a new newsletter, Ryerson Today, on October 19, 2009 distributed via email notification and a link to the webpage. This series contains volumes 20 - 30 and then newsletters from 2006-2008.

President Sheldon Levy's column, "On My Desk," October 2005, Vol. 30, Issue 6 to Jan/Feb 2009 digital issue.

Office of University Advancement

Administrative records

Series contains administrative records related to the School of Performance. Included are correspondences, job postings, meeting minutes, class and faculty lists, course outlines, memos, proposals, and other materials related to the running of the department.

Publications & promotional material

Series contains publication and promotional materials created by or related to the School of Performance. Included are production posters, brochures, newsletters, handbooks, and invitations.

Theatre School/School of Performance productions

File contains programs, invitations, notices, news releases, photographs, brochures and tickets for productions performed by the Theatre School/School of Performance 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students. In the 1970s-mid 1980s the 4th year students were referred to as the Ryerson Theatre Company. You can learn more about them and their productions by looking at RG 158.13.
Because of the Covid 19 pandemic the 2020-2021 season was held virtually and the 2021-2022 season was hybrid


Subseries consists of production records from the School of Performance between 2002-2003.


Subseries consists of production records from the School of Performance between 2001-2002.

Film: "Ryerson"

A colour film depicting various Ryerson, city and other scenes. Examples are: student parade, ferry crossing and island picnic; Ryerson statue, Howard Kerr Hall; demolition of O'Keefe brewery; "Daisy" computer system; class and lab scenes such metallurgy, home, economics, fashion (shows), photography; Howard Kerr Hall quadrangle; library; class scenes; "Great Hall" cafeteria (Howard Kerr Hall); basketball game (Ryerson/York); Toronto scenes/Nathan Phillips Square; Don Gillies in class; Secretarial Science class; RTA studio (Show: Interview with Elwy Yost), RTA students/TV cameras/consoles; Library; Exams in gymnasium; Convocation: Procession/Lamp of Learning/ Howard Kerr Hall Quadrange fountain/cermonies/Fred Jorgenson/Eggy the Ram. Approximately 30 minutes in length. The sound quality is poor. This description has been placed inside the film can. Film produced by Darryl Williams, probably during his student years before graduating from Photograph Arts, who later became a Ryerson faculty member. Faculty member Ben Caza was the production manager.


Subseries consists of production records from the School of Performance between 2000-2001.

The Ryerson Company Of Players

The Ryerson Company of Players was organized in November 1970 by a group of senior students at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. The purpose of this group was to bring live children's theatre during the summer to those areas of Ontario which seldom or never had the opportunity to experience this form of entertainment.This file contains brochures, minutes of meetings, a budget proposal, correspondence, newspaper clippings and a photograph pertaining to this theatre group/program.

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.

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"

Theatre School/School of Performance production posters

File contains posters publicizing various Ryerson Theatre School productions. Please see also RG 158.13 Ryerson Theatre Company for more production posters from final year students in the 1970s-mid 1980s.
Because of the Covid 19 pandemic the 2020-2021 season was held virtually and the 2021-2022 season was hybrid

Seaport: Hal Banks, Canada's Sweetheart binder

Consists of types of production documents including research material, storyboards, schedules, script and call sheets for the CBC Docudrama titled Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks

Hackborn, Robert Arthur, Mr., September 22, 1928

CBC Television Studio Practices Manual

Consists of the components of an instructional manual titled Television Studio Practices Manual by the CBC Engineering and Operations.

Hackborn, Robert Arthur, Mr., September 22, 1928

The Yesterday Show binder

Includes content from The Yesterday Show production binder, such as schedules, cast lists, script, handwritten production/design notes and a technical drawing for set piece.

Hackborn, Robert Arthur, Mr., September 22, 1928

Director's Guild Binder

Consists of various textual records relating to the Directors Guild including meeting minutes, newsletters, Guild rates and correspondence.

Hackborn, Robert Arthur, Mr., September 22, 1928

Director's Guild of Canada publications

Consists of three publications from the Director's Guild of Canada (DGC), including 2 newsletters (August 9, 1982 and October 9, 1987) and a DGC constitution (1985).

Hackborn, Robert Arthur, Mr., September 22, 1928

Captain George's Penny Dreadful mock ups

File consist of mock ups paper or board sheets with glued newspaper clippings, text headings and images. Mockups have been organized by publication year. Also includes one file with newspaper clippings used for the mockup designs.

Memory Lane Publications

The Ghost Town Gazette

Series consists of issues of The Ghost Town Gazette: Echoes of a lost civilization, an occasional publication edited by Peter Harris. The nostalgia-oriented letter-sized newsletter discusses vintage films, books, and other media topics.

Captain George's Penny Dreadful publications

Consists of 9 issues of Captain George's Penny Dreadful:

Vol. 1 No. 69 (June 24, 1969)
No. 91 (September 11, 1970)
No. 92 (September 25,1970)
No. 93 (October 9, 1970)
No. 94 (October 23, 1970)
No. 95 (November 6, 1970)
No. 96 (November 20, 1970)
No. 97 (December 7, 1970)
No. 98 (December 21, 1970)

Also includes two copies of Captain George's Penny Dreadful Special Supplement from July 28, 1972. and August 4, 1972 and a letter from Libraries and Archives Canada assigning an ISSN number to the serial publication (0317-6193).

Computer software discs

File contains downloadable products provided by CCS for work computers. The CD-ROM contains adobe Acrobat and the EPSON floppy disk contains printer drivers for Word Perfect and Microsoft Word products.

RISIS II Project files

RG 63.24.1 Correspondence and Memoranda 1982-1983
RG 63.24.2 Proposals for RISIS II 1980-1981
RG 63.24.3 Budget Details for RISIS II 1981-1982
RG 63.24.4 Restart Automated Support Systems General Requirements 1982
RG 63.24.5 Preliminary Finds: An Assessment 1982
RG 63.24.6 Acceleration of RISIS II: Progress and Plans 1982
RG 63.24.7 Restart General Requirements Definition 1982
RG 63.24.8 Factors Involved in the Acceleration of RISIS II 1981
RG 63.24.9 Appendix: Factors Involved in the Acceleration of RISIS II 1981
RG 63.24.10 Finance Department Requirements for RISIS II 1982
RG 63.24.11 Status of RISIS II Project 1982

RTS News

This file contains Newsletter, first edition of the RTS News. Production ceased due to budget cuts and only 1 edition was ever created.

Ryerson Theatre School Special Events

File contains brochures, invitations, programs and a poster related to special events hosted by the Theatre School. In the file is a brochure for 35th Anniversary events held in November of 2006; brochures and a poster for the 40th anniversary alumni weekend held in February of 2012; and 2 tickets to the cocktail reception held in honour of Nadia Potts held in 2010.

Summer acting camps

File consists of brochures relating to the Theatre School's summer acting camps for children ranging in age from 5 to 18.

Conferences held by the Theatre School

Stage Managing the Arts Toronto Conference : Peter Fleming - Course Leader and Alex Gilbert - Course Leader
Production Managing the Arts Toronto Conference: Peter Fleming - Director and Course leader and Genevieve Farrell (TRSM) - Course leader.

Theatre production: scanned prints

A series of print-outs from scanned original photographs maintained by the Theatre School. These photos are from the numerous drama and dance productions performed by Theatre School students. They are arranged chronologically by year.

PREP: Proposal For A BFA in Dance

This file contains Ryerson Program Review and Evaluation Process Proposal for A BFA Program in Dance:
-Academic Quality Element
-Societal Need Element
-Financial Viability Element and Summary of Societal Need and Academic Quality Elements
and correspondence, and Brief to The Ontario Council on University Affairs on the Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance at RPU.

Proposal For A BFA Degree In Performance

This file contains Ryerson Theate School Proposal for a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Performance (Acting/Dance) prepared by dr.Iris MacGregor Bannerman, Nadia Potts, Program Directors; and Sandy Black, Chair.

Performing Arts Series Agents

Advertising and correspondence regarding various artistic groups who toured North American theatres. Some of these groups and individuals were engaged by the Ryerson Theatre Department.

Ryerson and University of Toronto co-operative project - Opera Dept.

Correspondence and information relating to the use of second and third year Technical and production students from Ryerson by the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, to spend 50% of their production training time in building, running and lighting various operas and operatic excerpts. This relationship provided important professional education for Ryerson students.

PRP: Theatre Technical Production

PREP: Assessment of Academic Quality March 1991
PREP: Assessment of Societal Need March 1991
PREP: Assessment of Academic Quality Oct. 1991
PRP: Financial Viability Element Jan. 26, 1993

Technical Production program

File containing correspondence and memos written by the Director of the Technical Production program Sandy Black. Included are class lists, staffing responsibilities, charts, and guidelines for productions.

Acting program and productions

Correspondence, and lists of acting and production crews for various performances staged by the students of the Theatre School. These performances were a learning tool for first and second year acting program and technical production students.

Departmental Council minutes

This file contains notices and minutes of Departamental Council meetings, agenda and minutes of staff and faculty meetings and Acting Faculty meeting minutes.

Open House

Minutes of Open House meeting (Sept. 14, 1971) and a report on the Open House (Dec. 7, 1971) made to Information Services.

Theatre Arts Course proposal

This file contains A Proposal for a Theatre Arts Course to be set up at The R.P.I. prepared for F.C. Jorgensen, Principal by J.R. McAllister, Instructor-Supervisor.

Theatre School faculty files

Lists of faculty and their area of specialty, as well as related correspondence and memos concerning resignations, new staff hired, salaries and hiring procedures.

Theatre School documentation files

This file contains records related to the theatre department in general including news releases, invitations, notices regarding visiting theatre troupe productions, memorandums, vacancy notices, agenda of Departmental Council meetings, programs and brochures.

Jack McAllister correspondence

Correspondence written by Jack McAlister. Letters regarding his applications for funding from the Federal Government to finance trips to various theatrical institutions around the world through the Canadian Council Arts awards. His research led to the establishment of Ryerson's Theatre School - incorporating the best techniques of the schools he visited. File also includes letters written by him to his colleagues at Ryerson during his travels.

Examination papers

Exam papers from the Theatre School and the Canadian College of Dance. Also included is a supplemental exam from 1971 and exams created by Jack McAlister for his History of Drama class - which pre-dates the Theatre School.

Chairperson's external correspondence - Jack McAlister

Correspondence to and from John ("Jack") R. McAllister. McAllister was the original the artistic director for Ryerson's Theatre School and was later named the chairperson. Collection includes letters from Canadian dignitaries, as well as interesting correspondence from friends and colleagues.

Theatre School buildings and renovations

Correspondence between the Theatre chair, the Dean of Applied Arts, and Physical Plan regarding renovations to Theatre School buildings. Included are drawings, cost estimates, and equipment lists.

Canadian College of Dance

Letters written by Sonia Chamberlain, Director of the Canadian College of Dance. Includes memos, budget proposals and letters received from students interested in attending the program. Includes a short history of the Canadian College of Dance from its origins, in Montreal (1957), to its present affiliation with Ryerson Theatre School. Biography of Sonia Chamberlain. Posters for performances can be found with other poster from the Ryerson Theatre Company and The Ryerson Theatre School.

Departmental planning

Three files containing correspondence and memos regarding proposals and schedules for various subjects taught by the Theatre department. Also included are appeals by the department chair for funding and staff.

Ryerson Student Nutrition Action Committee

  • RG 912
  • Fonds
  • 2006 - ?

Ryerson Student Nutrition Action Committee (RSNAC) was established as a peer education group by students for students, staff and faculty around 2006. Initially RSNAC developed a healthy eating tutorial and worked with Food Services to distribute educational newsletters. While the acronym RSNAC was in use in newsletters since March 2007, a newsletter from Nov. 2006 used the variant name: Ryerson Nutrition Action Committee.

The fonds contains newsletters and a printout from the committee's website as created in 2006.

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