Box/File List

Stephen Harold Riggins

Box 1
Series: 1: Correspondence
Correspondence with Khoa Pham
12 RR Khoa Pham to Stephen Riggins 1984-1998
13 RRCorrespondence between Stephen Riggins and Khoa Pham1984-1986

Selected edited transcripts of correspondence.

13a Stephen Riggins to Khoa Pham 1990-2004
118 Stephen Riggins to Khoa Pham 1984-2004
120 Keiller Mackay 1999
121 Riggins–Pham correspondence preliminary list[1998?]
122 Promotion to full professorMarch 18, 2004
123 Corrrespondence, exhibition invitation from Pham2006

Includes 1 col. photograph of Stephen Riggins that was originally kept with the correspondence with Stephen Collington in Box 1, File 25.

(Photos P1)
124 Letters of recommendation re positions sought by Riggins1984-1994
125–26Correspondence with Stephen Collington2006-2007
127 Letter from Linda Ellis2006
Series: 2: Art and records of Khoa Pham
16 Khoa D. Pham curriculum vitaeAugust 8, 1985, 1986

Also includes photocopy of article: "Vietnamese artist visits Loogootee." The Loogootee Tribune (Loogootee, IN), Aug. 8, 1985.

17 Photographs of Riggins1984

Eight (8) col. photographs; two (2) of a painting of Riggins by Khoa Pham; five (5) of Riggins possibly taken by Khoa Pham; one (1) scenic photograph.

(Photos P1-8)
18 Decorated envelopes and collages1980-1997

Includes 2 b&w photographs

(Photos P1-2)
18a Greeting cards[1992?]-1998

Includes 1 col. photograph

(Photos P1)
19 Slides1985-1989

38 photographs: 35 mm col. slides of artwork by Khoa Pham and photographs he took. 

110 Architectural drawing 1984
110a List of illustrated booklets, letter1984, 1986
111 Exhibition catalogues and announcements1998-2004

Includes 6 col. photographs.

(Photos P1-6)
112 Exhibition notices; art illustrations1988-2004
113 Khoa Pham: Miroirs Peintures1997

Hinsey, Ellen. Khoa Pham: Miroirs Peintures : [exposition, Paris], Galerie Jacob, cahier no. 3, 1997.

114 Architecture greeting cards1989-1995
115 Articles on art[2000?]
116 Architecture prospectus[2004?]
Series: 3: Writings
11 Stephen Harold Riggins Ph.D Curriculum vitae2004
14 “Scrapbook Magic” articles [2003?]
15 Articles by Stephen Riggins1986, 1991

Riggins, Stephen H. and Khoa Pham. "Democratizing the Arts: France in an Era of Austerity." Queen's Quarterly 93, no. 1 (Spring 1986): 149-161.

Riggins, Stephen Harold. "If Work Made People Rich: An Oral History of General Farming, 1905-1925." Midwestern Folklore: Journal of the Hoosier Folklore Society 17, no. 2 (Fall 1991): 73-109.

117 Draft section of The Pleasures of TimeNovember 12, 1998

Annotated typescript draft.

119 Omitted chapters and interview with Khoa Pham for The Pleasures of Time1998, 2001
128Photographs of the Toronto apartment of "Tim Fastco"[1990?]

Fourteen (14) b&w photographs, by professional photographer Susan Ashukian, of the interior of the apartment of Tony Formo to be used for an article by Stephen Riggins on the symbolism of vernacular interior decoration. 

(Photos P1-14)
Box 2
Series: 2: Art and records of Khoa Pham
2 /OS1 Artwork by Khoa Pham1984-1985

Includes drawings,multimedia artwork, and architectural drawings by Pham.

Originally housed in portfolio envelope at bottom of box.

2 /OS2 Artwork and Architectural drawings by Khoa Pham1981-1986
Box 1
Series: 1: Correspondence
11 Correspondence with Stephen Collington2007
Series: 2: Art and records of Khoa Pham
12 Drawings of Stephen Riggins1989
13 Drawing of living room1976
Series: 3: Writings
14 Draft section of The Pleasures of Time
15Draft sections of The Pleasures of Time (includes two letters by Paul Bouissac, 1975, 1984)1975, 1984
16Transcript of 2004 interview with Ron Weihs re the Debord Circus2007
17Photographs by Bill Whorrall

Photographs of small town and rural scenes in Indiana.

(Photos P1-6)
Box 1
Series: 1: Correspondence
11 Correspondence with Stephen Collington2007
12 Photograph2007

Photograph of Stephen Riggins and other members of Memorial University Sociology Department.

(Photos P1)
Box 2
Series: 2: Art and records of Khoa Pham
2 /OS1 Promotional poster1989
2 /OS2–4Drawings 1986
Box 1
Series: 1: Correspondence
11 Biographical information re correspondents in Files 2–5
12 Anne Boley1966-1967
13 Tom Cottman1968
14 Paul Edson1967-1968
15 Edward Whitson1966-1968
16 RRCorrespondence with Stephen Collington2007-2008
Series: 2: Art and records of Khoa Pham
17 Drawings by Paul Bouissac2006
Series: 3: Writings
18 “Stephen Riggins’ Life the First Ten Years”2008
Box 1
Series: 2: Art and records of Khoa Pham
11Scrapbook binder1982-2005

Scrapbook of photographs, letters, envelopes, clippings and other material re Bill Whorrall and Khoa Pham (more details included in Box); includes: 11 b&w photographs; 23 col. photograph; 1 sepia photograph.

Originally housed in plastic covers in a blue binder. 

(Photos P1-18)
12Photographs by Stephen Harold Riggins2004-2010

P1–26: Various Toronto graffiti artists and graffiti, dated between 2004-2007; 26 col. photographs (detailed list in File).
P27–30: Newfoundland Photographs; 4 col. photographs (detailed list in File).

(Photos P1-30)
13Various drawings by Bill Whorrall and Khoa Pham1984-2008

Includes exhibition pamphlets, handmade greeting card, letter to Paul Bouissac from artist Kato; and 3 col. photographs of works by Khoa Pham.

(Photos P1-3)
Box 1
Series: 1: Correspondence
11Edward Whitson December 10, 1965
12Karen Taylor November 16, 1996
Series: 2: Art and records of Khoa Pham
13Exhibition programs from Khoa Pham 2010-2011
14Drawings by Paul Bouissac titled "Wolf Flowers, Circus Myths, and other Doodles" collected by Riggins 1944-2008, 2011

Includes 41 col. photographs of Bouissac's drawings; postcard to Bouissac; and an overview of the collection of drawings by Stephen Riggins dated July 2011.

Box 1
Series: 1: Correspondence
11Various - Outgoing 1970
12Various - Outgoing 1970-1976
13Christmas letters to relatives 1970-1977
14Re Ph.D. thesis 1978-1979
Series: 3: Writings
15Undergraduate essays (Indiana University) 1965-1966
16Graduate essays (University of Toronto) 1971-1975
17Date calendar for year at Indiana University 1964-1965
18'Two texts" poems written in French with Paul Bouissac 2013
Box 1
Series: 1: Correspondence
11Paul Bouissac to Stephen Riggins1969-2020, predominant 1984

Includes 4 photographs.

(Photos P1-4)
12Letters from India: Paul Bouissac Writing to Stephen Riggins2017

Transcription of letters written in 1984 and sent from India found in 2020.10 Box 1, File 1. Transcription completed in 2017 and annotated in pencil.

13Letters from Stephen to Paul1973-1985, predominant 1984-1985


14Thomas Jefferson Cottman III to Riggins1968-1973, predominant 1968

Riggins' identified Thomas Cottman as his first boyfriend.

15Thomas Jefferson Cottman III to Stephen Riggins1968, 2017

Also includes 3 letters from Stephen Riggins and a 2017 print out of a court decision regarding Thomas Cottman.

16Flossie (Gibson) Ledgerwood to Stephen Riggins1974-1983

Flossie Ledgerwood is Stephen's Aunt. She married a brother of Stephen's mother.

Note that these letters were originally stored in a mixed file with 2020.10 Box 1 File 7.

17Flossie (Gibson) Ledgerwood to Family1943-1990, predominant 1975-1983

Consists of letters written to family members - mainly Stephen's parents (Harold and Eithel Riggins).

Includes a postcard photograph of Flossie Ledgerwood as a young woman.

Note that these letters were originally stored in a mixed file with 2020.10 Box 1 File 6.

(Photos P5)
Box 2
Series: 1: Correspondence
21Riggins Letters to Parents1967-1986

Note that these letters were originally stored in a mixed file with 2020.10 Box 2 File 2.

22Letters from Parents1958-1988

Note that these letters were originally stored in a mixed file with 2020.10 Box 2 File 1.

23Riggins to and from Reba Chandler1952-1983

Includes Riggins' high school graduation invitation.


24Stephen Riggins to Various Family and from Others1938-2020

Primarily consists of letters to parents. Other authors include: Anne Saddlemyer (Fonds 88), Judy Ledgerwood, William O. Harris, Louise Proffitt, Terry Hasler.

25 RRRon Bowen1973-2014

Ron Bowen painted a portrait of Stephen Riggins.

This file also includes: 1 slide, a catalogue, 2 photographs.

(Photos P6-7)
26 RRJack Der1989-2010

Includes 5 photographs.

Date order of the material is not clear.

(Photos P8-12)
27Jack Connell1972-1979

Jack Connell, Toronto businessman.

File consists of mostly personal letters, but it also includes discussion regarding Canadian and Toronto politics.

28Ed Whitson1965-1982


29Jeffrey Chan1998-2018


210Anne Boley1966-1967


211Various Friends I1965-2020

Includes letters from Khoa Pham, Lin Olsen Wagner, and Bill George.

Box 3
Series: 1: Correspondence
31Various Friends II1970-2006

Includes 1 photograph and a 1970 roommate agreement.

(Photos P13)
32Bill Whorrall1983-2014, predominant 2005-2014

Bill Whorrall, artist from Shoals, Indiana.

33Rev. Maxwell Brown1984-2005

Includes letters written to Stephen Riggins' mother (Eithel Riggins).

34Indiana History1976-1990

Includes correspondence and ephemera related to research into the history of Marin County, Indiana.

35Rosemary Clark-Beattie2000-2001

Rosemary Clark-Beattie edited Stephen Riggins' book The Pleasures of Time. This books is available at the University of Toronto libraries. For more information, see the record in the library catalogue.

36David Kelland1993

David Kelland, Newfoundland architect.

38Mac Henderson1975-1978

Mac Henderson, Bloomington graduate student at Indiana University.

39Prof. Walter and Dorothy Robert1961-2012

Walter Robert, Music faculty at Indiana University. Dorothy Robert was Stephen Riggins' piano teacher.

Includes 1 photograph of Dorothy Robert.

Also includes correspondence from Dr. Karen Taylor (a student of Walter Robert).

(Photos P14)
310Research Related - Various1974-2017


311Canadian Sociology Association1995-2010


312University of Alberta1981-1988

Also includes teaching contracts.

313Laurentian University1983, 1985

Contains two letters.  

314Arlie Hochschild1988, 1990

Contains two letters.

315Paul Edsonn.d.

Contains one letter. No date.

316University of Toronto1971-1980

Contains administrative letters regarding PhD enrollment and graduation.

317David Higgs1974-1975

David Higgs, Department of History at the University of Toronto.

318Metta Spencer1972-2019, predominant 1972-1979

Metta Spencer, Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto.

319Memorial University Appointment1985-2019


320Memorial University - Friends2000-2020


321Judith Adler1989, 2004, 2005, 2019

Contains four letters.

322Roberta Buchanan2013, 2019, 2020

Contains three letters.

Roberta Buchanan, English Department at Memorial University.

323Volker Meja1989-2020

Volker Meja, Department of Sociology at Memorial University

324Susan Ottenheimer2013, 2020

Contains two letters.

Susan Ottenheimer, Department of Sociology at Memorial University

Series: 3: Writings
37Indiana University1968-1971

Includes an essay that was reconstructed in 2007.

Box 4
Series: 1: Correspondence
41Junior Year Abroad1966-1978

Contains mostly letters, but some ephemera and postcards are also included.

The year of the trip was 1966-1967, University of Munich with Wayne State University.


43Draft of First Letter1953

Draft of letter written to Reba Chandler.

Series: 3: Writings
45Draft of MA Thesis1971

Thesis title: A Survey of the Audiences for Live and Recorded Art Music

Riggins does not believe that there is a surviving copy of the completed thesis.

Series: 4: Ephemera
42High School and Primary School1953-1968

Contains mostly school related ephemera (certificates, report cards, programs, etc.) and a few letters.

44 RRStatement to the FBI1968

Contains statement given to the FBI to explain comments written on DD form 98 (Armed Forced Security Questionnaire) and DD form 398 (Statement of Personal History) in relation to the Vietnam War, participation in demonstrations, and membership in student societies at Indiana University.

46Flyers, Pamphlets[196-?]-[197-?]

Includes the following items:

  • Adventures in Conversation - pamphlet
  • The Dance is the Devil's Fire: A Christian's View - pamphlet
  • Code M - small print by Nick Meyer
  • Aux Deux Magots - menu
  • Newsletter #5 - from the Stop Spadina Save Our City Coordinating Committee
  • Dean Rusk Welcoming Committee - one page handout from The Committee to End the War in Vietnam
  • International Days of Solidarity to End the War in Vietnam - schedule of events
  • Offener Brief an Herrn Marcel Marceu - letter (in German)
  • The Socio-semiotics of Objects: The Role of Artifacts in Social Symbolic Processes - conference schedule of events
  • The Freedom to Lean: A Plan for Curriculum Reform - courses offered by the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society)
  • A Brief Regarding the Ontario Human Rights Code - created by the Community Homophile Association of Toronto
  • The Big Three: Holland-America Line - travel brochure
  • Back Chat (vol 1, no 8, June 1972) - publication of the Community Homophile Association of Toronto
  • [Robert Kennedy for President] - campaign poster