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Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Library Fonds

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Library Fonds

Series 9: Records of The Friends Of the Library

Title

Records of the Friends of the Library

Dates of Creation

1983-2009, predominant 1992-2011

Extent

64 cm of textual records
1 photograph album

Administrative History

Friends of the Library was formed in late 1991, after deliberation dating from 1983; members joined in early 1992, and an inaugural reception was held in March of that year. Its purposes included the promotion and furthering of the interests of the Library among the Alumni and general public; encouraging gifts and donations of books, manuscripts and funds; and increasing the resources and facilities of the Library through exhibits, programs, lectures, receptions, publications and other means of promoting the interests of the Library; one of the most successful activities was an annual book sale that began in 1992.

Scope and Content

Series includes minutes (including Executive), 1991-2011; correspondence, catalogues, promotional material including invitations, photographs, notes, membership and other records, 1992-2009, re diverse events and activities staged and/or promoted by the Friends, including exhibits, receptions, presentations, lectures, auctions, visits, screenings, tours, festivals, discussions, readings, and appraisals - speakers have included writers, artists, scientists and historians; also includes correspondence, reports, promotional material, minutes, notes, financial and other records re the annual book sale, 1992-2006

Notes

Finding aids

Photographs are described in the photograph database.

access points

  • Victoria College Book sale (Toronto, Ont.)

subjects

  • Educational fund raising

Box/File List

Acc. No. Box File Title Date
2012.23V 1 1 Minutes (including Executive) 1991-1999
  1 2 Events and activities 1991-2001
  1 3 Information guide 1995-2003
  1 4 Records re the beginning 1983-1992
  1 5 Original membership 1992-1994
  1 6 Original letterhead and other informational/promotional material [ca. 1992]-2001
  1 7 Special library cards [ca. 1992]
2015.10V 1 2 Executive Committee Minutes 1996-2011
  1 3 [Various memos] 1990
  1 4 Annual General Meeting minutes 1999-2007
      Events/Activities  
2012.23V 1 8 Events/Activities - "Celebrating publication of Acta Victoriana 1878 -1990: an index" - Inaugural reception   1992
  1 9 Events/Activities - REED lecture by A.F. "Sandy" Johnston 1992
  1 10 Events/Activities - Book Arts Festival held in Grimsby 1992-1993
  1 11 Events/Activities - Osborne Collection Early Children's Books program by Margaret Crawford Maloney 1993
  1 12 Events/Activities - "Discovering Science" lecture by Arthur L. Schawlow (includes cassette tapes) 1993
  2 1 Events/Activities - Crime Writers of Canada 1994
  2 2 Events/Activities - "Appraisal Evening for Books and Prints" 1994
  2 3 Events/Activities - A.P. Coleman exhibit 1994
  2 4 Events/Activities - "A.Conan Doyle Room and Sherlock Holmes Collection" tour 1994
  2 5 Events/Activities - Correspondence with Margaret Atwood re request to speak at Friends event 1994
  2 6 Events/Activities - "Work from the Aliquando Press of  William Rueter" exhibit 1995
  2 7 Events/Activities - "Gauntlet Press from the collection of Professor William Blisset"t exhibit 1995
  2 8 Events/Activities - "Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press" lecture by S.P. Rosenbaum 1995
  2 9 Events/Activities - "Discovering David Milne" lecture by David Silcox 1995
  2 10 Events/Activities - Shorter Works and Fragments, volume eleven in The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge exhibit 1995
  2 11 Events/Activities - "People aren't supposed to write in our books: The Vicious Habit of Marginalizing" lecture by Heather Jackson 1995
  2 12 Events/Activities - "T.E. Lawrence and the Book: Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1926 - 1996" exhibit 1996-1997
  2 13 Events/Activities - Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books at the Toronto Public Library visit 1996
  2 14 Events/Activities - "Appraisal Evening for Books and Prints" 1996
  2 15 Events/Activities - "The Design History for William Storm's Victoria College Building" talk and tour by Shirley Morriss

1996

  2 16 Events/Activities - "Words, Story, History: The Mapping of Meaning and Toronto's Dictionary of Old English" lecture by Antonette Di Paolo Healey 1996
  2 17 Events/Activities - Auction and buffet dinner 1996
  2 18 Events/Activities - "David Milne's Painting Places" lecture by David Silcox 1996
  2 19 Events/Activities - "Engraving Shakespeare's Flowers" lecture by Gerard Brender à Brandis 1997
  2 20 Events/Activities - University of Toronto Art Centre tour by Ken Bartlett 1997
  2 21 Events/Activities - "On Not Writing Literary Biography" lecture by Michael Millgate

1997

  2 22 Events/Activities - "Paris, Mai 1968: Icones de la Revolution/Icons of Revolution" poster exhibit 1998
  2 23 Events/Activities - "Texts and Technology: 1300-1650" lecture by Bert Hall 1998
  2 24 Events/Activities - "The Milne Catalogue Chronicles" lecture by David Silcox 1999
  2 25 Events/Activities - "Britain Observed : Landscape Through the Eyes of Book Illustrators in the 20th Century" presentation by Alan Horne 1999
  2 26 Events/Activities - "Out Loud: voices and images for human rights" art exhibit by Amnesty International 1999
  2 27 Events/Activities - "The Lives of Writers" lecture by Eleanor Wachtel 1999
  2 28 Events/Activities - "Serving the Book : A Bookseller's {perspective" lecture by David Mason 1999
  3 21 Events/Activities - "Franklin Four: Paintings and Drawings by WATERMARKS" exhibit 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009
  2 29 Events/Activities - "The Property of a Lady: Women and Book Collecting" lecture by Marie Korey 2000
  2 30 Events/Activities - "From Innocence to the Grail: Images from the Literature of Our Childhood" illustrated presentation by William Murtha 2000
  2 31 Events/Activities - "The Graphic Art of Claire Pratt" exhibit 2000
  2 32 Events/Activities - "First Printings: Examining the Texts of the First African-Canadian poets, Playwrights, and Novelists" lecture by George Elliott Clarke 2000
  2 33 Events/Activities - "Love Poetry: From Catullus to Molly Peacock" lecture by Bruce Meyer 2001
  2 34 Events/Activities - "Catch the Sweet'' by Susan L. Helwig book launch 2001
  2 35 Events/Activities - "The Book and the Child Writer" lecture by Juliet McMaster 2001
  2 36 Events/Activities - "Dracula: Fact or Fiction" lecture by Elizabeth Miller 2001
  3 24 Events/Activities - F. David Hoeniger Lecture 2001-2008
  3 1 Events/Activities - "A Sentimental Journey" musical presentation by Mark W. Ruhnke 2002
  3 2 Events/Activities - "A Bloomsbury Canvas: Reflections on the Bloomsbury Group" by Tony Bradshaw 2002
  3 3 Events/Activities - "Authors, Editors, Compilers: Formation of Sacred Texts - The Bible & Beyond"  by Sol Nigosian 2002
  3 4 Events/Activities - "Introduction to Electronic Resources or 'Searching the Web" presentation by Pratt Reference Librarians 2003
  3 5 Events/Activities - "Pauline Johnson In Print" lecture by Carol Gerson 2003
  3 6 Events/Activities - "The Eleven Members of the Group of Seven: Only in Canada" lecture by David Silcox 2003
  3 7 Events/Activities - "From Goddess to Genre: Flora and Botany Books" lecture by Ann Shteir 2003
  3 8 Events/Activities - "Canadian Landscape Watercolour Paintings" exhibit by Robert J. Anderson 2004
  3 9 Events/Activities - "Currelly of Vic, Egypt & the ROM..." presentation by Julia Matthews 2004
  3 10 Events/Activities - "The Rembrandt Research Project and the Collector" lecture by Alfred Bader 2004
  3 11 Events/Activities - "Picasso and Ceramics" talk and tour by Sue Jeffries at the University of Toronto Art Centre 2004
  3 12 Events/Activities - "George Baxter (1804-1867): A Bicentenary Exhibition of Prints and Illustrations"  exhibit 2004
  3 13 Events/Activities - "When Canadian Literature Came from New York: The Example of Palmer Cox and His Brownies" lecture by Nick Mount

2005

  3 14 Events/Activities - "Deliverance from 'The Body of This Death' - Canada's Vimy Memorial" lecture by Dennis Duffy 2005
  3 15 Events/Activities - "Dr. Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808): Chemistry, Medicine, and Books in an Age of Revolutions" lecture by Trevor Levere 2006
  3 16 Events/Activities - "Riga - A UNESCO Heritage City" lecture by Andris Roze 2006
  3 17 Events/Activities - "Virginia Woolf's 125th Birthday" exhibit 2007
  3 18 Events/Activities - "Herodotus of the Cherokees': Historiography, Textual Sovereignty, Emmet Starr's History of the Cherokee Indians" 2007
  3 19 Events/Activities - "Queen's Victoria's Secrets" presentation by Barbara Rusch 2008
  3 20 Events/Activities - "From Capell to Tanselle: Bibliography and Humanities Scholarship" lecture by Richard Landon 2008
  3 22 Events/Activities - "Books, Communications & Exchange: The Frankfurt Book Fair & Early Modern Print Culture" lecture by Alan Galey 2009
  3 23 Events/Activities - "Letter Perfect: A Brief History of Letter Forms and Their Uses in the Period of Transition from Manuscript to Print" lecture by Martha Driver 2009
  3 24 Events/Activities - Bookshop 1993-2001
      Book Sale  
  4 1-9 Book sale Files 1992-2000
  5 1-5 Book sale Files 2001-2004, 2006
  5 6 University of  Toronto Intercollegiate Book Sale Committee 2002-2004
2015.10V 1 1 Book Sale Bible 1998-2000