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David L. Gibson collection

  • ON00009 F 4592
  • Collection
  • ca. 1822-2010

Collection consists of photographs and other records, chiefly documenting the Ingersoll, Muskoka, Aylmer and St. Marys areas, collected by or given to amateur historian David L. Gibson. It includes photographs in several formats including cartes de visite, cabinet cards, tintypes, contemporary prints, and glass plate negatives and is comprised of two studio collections: the Hugill studios and the H.F. Robinson Studio. It also includes photographs and other records related to the Gibson and the Foulds families as well as records concerning David's personal research and family history.

As a child in the late 1920s, Gibson first befriended Edgar H. ("Ed") Hugill on Keewaydin Island in Muskoka where Hugill worked as the summer postmaster. Hugill operated a photo studio in Ingersoll, Ontario, initially in conjunction with his father, John, and later on his own. After Ed Hugill's death in 1955, the collection of negatives and photographs from the studio came into Gibson's possession. Gibson used the photos in writing books about Keewaydin Island and the Hugill studio.

Photographs in this collection consist of negatives and prints of family members and studio customers as well as interiors and exteriors of homes and businesses in the Ingersoll area, boats and cottages on Keewaydin and surrounding islands, and events in the Ingersoll and Muskoka areas.

Gibson also obtained the collection of another photographer, Harold Franklin ("Frank") Robinson, possibly through the estate of a Wilford Smith. The photographs included in this collection consist of individual and group portraits often taken at weddings, reunions, social events, and YWCA camps in Aylmer and St. Marys, Ontario.

Gibson was an avid genealogist. He gathered photographs documenting the Gibson as well as the Foulds families. The Foulds, David's maternal grandparents, were early settlers in the Brantford area and contemporaries and neighbours of Alexander Graham Bell. The photographs in this collection consist of family portraits, some of which were used to illustrate David L. Gibson's book on the Foulds family.

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Prieto - McTair Productions fonds

  • ON00009 F 4585
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2007, predominant 1976-2007

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Claire Prieto and Roger McTair as individual film makers and as a production team, from the years following their arrival in Canada until present day. The majority of the records consist of sound and moving images, as well as photographs and textual records relating to projects undertaken by Prieto and McTair.

The records pertain to the following productions: Home to Buxton, It's Not An Illness, Different Timbres, Some Black Women, Jennifer Hodge: The Glory and the Pain, Jane Finch Again!, Children Are Not the Problem, Black Nova Scotia, and projects related to employment equity. Also included are research and publicity files accumulated by Prieto and McTair and those concerning their production company.

Prieto and McTair's films have been screened in several film festivals, including Black International Film Festival (Indiana, U.S.A.), Yorkton Film Festival (Yorkton, Saskatchewan), Pan-African Film and T.V. Festival (Ouagadougu, Burkina Faso), 12th International Women's Film Festival (France), American Educational Film and Video Festival (New York), Toronto International Film Festival, Black Light Film Festival (Chicago), Margaret Mead Film Festival (New York), and the Atlantic Film Festival (Halifax).

The fonds is arranged into eleven series primarily based on the films and documentaries produced by Prieto and McTair.

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Toronto Film and Video Club fonds

  • ON00009 F 4582
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2003

Fonds consists of a 16 mm film reel of the short film "The Settlers." "The Settlers" was produced by long-time Toronto Film and Video Club (TFVC) member Jack Ruddell. The film is 28 minutes in length and stars Bill and Maryon Brechin as two early settlers in Upper Canada dealing with the trials and tribulations of farm life. "The Settlers" won numerous international awards including a Gold Medal at the Photographic Society of America Convention.

Fonds also includes a DVD featuring Jack Ruddell speaking at a Toronto Film and Video Club meeting, explaining the filming process and technical details in creating "The Settlers." The meeting occurred on July 22, 2003.

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Harry M. King Sr. family fonds

  • ON00009 F 4576
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1932

Fonds consists of photographs taken by and depicting members of the King family while they were working and vacationing in Ontario between 1925 and 1932. The photographs were taken and accumulated by: Harry M. King Sr. and his wife, Jessie Logan King when camping at Lake Temagami; Harry M. King [Jr.] when camping at Lake Kagawong and later working at a charcoal operation in Vandorf, Ontario; and Marjorie M. Cameron when working at Bigwin Inn.

Photographs depict members of the King family, fellow campers and coworkers, facilities and buildings, and surrounding landscapes. The photographs include images of people swimming, picnicking, riding horses, fishing, canoeing, posing in uniforms and bathing costumes, and working at a charcoal burning operation. Buildings and sites depicted include Bigwin Inn, a Hudson's Bay Company trading post at Lake Temagami, many of the buildings at Camp Kagawong, and a campsite in Vandorf, Ontario. Landscapes depicted include Balsam Lake, Gull Lake, Miner's Bay, the Lake of Bays, the Bigwin Inn golf course, Marsh's Falls, the Oxtongue River, Sandy Inlet and Lake Temagami.

Album contains photographs of staff at work and at play at Bigwin Inn. Men and women are depicted working, swimming, posing, picnicking and riding horses.

Many of the photographs are individually labelled, and most are part of an alphanumeric classification scheme, divided by location.

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Peter Favot fonds

  • ON00009 F 4563
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2009, predominant 1975-2009

Fonds consists of project and other records documenting the last quarter century of Peter Favot's career. These records reflect Favot's architectural, urban planning and design experience. Also included are records that demonstrate his interest in new technologies and designs including energy alternatives and increased energy efficiency in building design.

The nature of the projects documented in this fonds include: urban planning in various locations in Ontario; institutional projects including master plans for educational institutions, projects created for First Nations communities in Ontario, and projects for group homes; energy-related projects created for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, as well as projects created independently by Favot; research projects created by Peter Favot both independently and with partners; residential projects in the Sudbury area; commercial projects including financial centres, shopping centres, showrooms, and historic renovations; and church and recreation projects.

Records also include Favot's architectural theses and design articles written for the Sudbury Star newspaper.

Fonds includes architectural drawings such as sketches, technical drawings, conceptual drawings, presentation drawings, plans, sections, elevations, and details.

The fonds also includes textual records which document the projects including: correspondence; cost estimates; meeting minutes; tender bids and contracts; project specifications; reports; schedules; and news clippings.

Fonds also includes photographs documenting project sites, project models and construction work, maps, and artifacts such as wood samples.

Of interest are records relating to Peter Favot's inventions and innovative design products. The design products include: energy-related projects; furniture for children; plans for innovative housing; wood densification; and others.

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Cancer Care Ontario fonds

  • ON00009 F 4559
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2007

Fonds consists of records relating to Cancer Care Ontario and its predecessor agency, the Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation.

Records include agency annual reports, minutes of the board and various committees, documents relating to Regional Cancer Centres, staff and board members' biographical material, as well as related legislation and agreements.

Photographic records depict staff and board members as well as social events, conferences, interior and exterior views of facilities, and special equipment.

Audio cassettes provide records of seminars, lectures, and speeches relating to cancer care.

Videocassettes capture interviews, information on cancer treatment and diagnosis, and a news item relating to a mammography controversy.

Architectural drawings depict building facades for proposed and existing facilities.

Maps depict patient travel areas for existing cancer care centres.

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Lynn Irving Hilborn fonds

  • ON00009 F 4556
  • Fonds
  • 1966, 1975-1984, 1999

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Lynn Hilborn primarily while serving as the Director of Public Engagements for William G. (Bill) Davis, Premier of Ontario.

Fonds includes planning files for Premier William G. Davis' official visits and Premier's Conferences; briefing books and materials for official visits, meetings and tours; the Premier's public engagement schedules and itineraries that were maintained by Hilborn; as well as newspaper articles and other published materials concerning William G. Davis' personal and political activities.

Fonds also includes photographs of local, provincial, national and international official visits, special events and tours attended by William Davis.

Fonds includes a small amount of material created during William Davis' concurrent tenure as Ontario Minister of Education and Minister of University Affairs, and after his retirement as Premier of Ontario.

Fonds has been arranged into 8 series.

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Mrs. Leslie Vanportfliet collection

  • ON00009 F 4546
  • Collection
  • 1929-[ca. 1935]

Collection consists of four postcards and 11 black and white photographs. Photographs consist of exterior views of Casa Loma and stables, Niagara Falls, views of Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan, a fountain in Woodstock, Ontario and a hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Postcards include two views of a rock garden in Hamilton, Ontario and two views of Callander, Ontario, birthplace of the Dionne quintuplets.

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Donald Lloyd McKinley fonds

  • ON00009 F 4535
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2000

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Donald Lloyd McKinley's career as a furniture maker, educator and designer in both the United States and Canada. These materials include academic records, employment records, project designs and drawings, correspondence, awards and prizes, published materials, photographs, journals, audio cassettes and records relating to the Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design in Oakville, Ontario.

The academic records document McKinley's educational career, from high school to university graduate studies and include transcripts, notebooks, research materials, photographs and drawings as well as materials pertaining to his graduate studies thesis, "Wheel Chairs: A Problem in Support and Transport."

The employment records document McKinley's professional career. Most of these relate to time spent as Chief Staff Designer at the Gunlocke Chair Company in Wayland, New York and as a design consultant in Tasmania, Australia. Records include photographs, design memoranda and sketches of various pieces of furniture.

Records pertaining to McKinley's role in the development of the Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design include drawings and photographs of various pieces of furniture, promotional materials, newspaper clippings, minutes of faculty meetings and audio cassettes featuring recordings of design sessions and lectures.

Personal records include book drafts, correspondence with three of his friends who were also professional furniture makers, awards and prizes, journals, design pamphlets and catalogues, newspaper clippings, diaries, photo ID cards, published materials as well as records relating to his wife, Reena Ruth Gowdy McKinley, a Canadian ceramicist.

The photographs document Donald Lloyd McKinley at work, comprehensive views of his furniture designs and the work of additional furniture designers.

The drawings are both originals and reproductions and depict designs from all phases of McKinley's academic and professional careers including: chairs of various types, axel stands, storage or display racks, tables and desks, kitchenware, appliances, wheel chairs, canes, luggage racks, lecterns and stools.

All series are arranged chronologically.

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Anthony Usher Planning Consultant fonds

  • ON00009 F 4530
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1997

Fonds contains maps, reports, correspondence and primary research materials pertaining to environmental projects undertaken by Anthony Usher Planning Consultant. Fonds also contains some records pertaining to projects with which Anthony Usher was involved prior to the formation of his own practice in 1984.

Records document land use planning studies, guidelines and proposals for parks, watersheds, residential developments, fisheries, marinas, beaches and lake systems. Files also document activities such as development feasibility analyses, environmental assessments, provision of expert testimony, natural heritage planning and program evaluation, and the participation of communities in regional and local planning.

Specific projects include Wingham District Land Use Strategy, Moosonee-Attawapiska Winter Road Evaluation, Thunder Bay District Social and Economic Profile, Lake Temagami Planning Study, Lake of the Woods Fishery, St. Mary's Rapids Dewatering Review, Lac Seul Alternative Management Strategies and Lac Seul Reserve Access Road, Red Lake System Study, Kawartha Park, French River Management Services and Maple Leaf Estates.

Records in the fonds document the role of a significant private sector consultant in the implementation of economic, environmental and social objectives in Ontario and the representation of public interests.

Some photographic and slide materials, as well as some newspaper clippings, accompany project files.

Files are arranged chronologically.

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