Archival Collections

The following Research Collections are available at Media Archives. For information regarding finding aids and collections access, please contact a Media Archivist, during regular business hours. You can also perform advanced search of research collections from the Media Archives in Discover Archives.

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Biographical History

To examine the 34 years that trailblazing producer and director Mario Prizek spent at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is, in many ways, to track the development of Canadian media and society as a whole. A fearless and provocative creative spirit, Prizek… more

1972-2002
This fonds consists of 7 series, divided by format. These series include: Textual Material; Photographs and Artwork; Awards/Nominations; Posters;… Read full scope and content
Biographical History

Mendelson Joe (b Birrel Josef Mendelson, often known as Joe Mendelson) was born and raised in Maple, Ontario. He is an active writer, musician, painter, and political activist. After graduating from the University of Toronto, Joe worked as a blues musician, playing… more

Biographical History

Founded by Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier in 1998, Mercury Films Inc is a documentary production company. Productions have been well received both within Canada and internationally, winning awards at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Canadian Screen… more

Biographical History

Metalworks Studio is the longest running studio in Canada, founded in 1978 by Gil Moore. Moore, the drummer of the award winning band Triumph, has led the company to success, with the addition of Metalworks Institute, an accredited school training students in music… more

1921-2001
Biographical History

The Tsuji Communications Inc. (TCI) was founded by Susan Tsuji and Roy Tsuji in 1980 as a local production company and distributor/agent for Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai or the NHK programs from Japan. Their productions were aired initially on Multilingual Television (MTV),… more

The fonds consists of 6 series sorted by production companies and subject.
Series 1: NHK, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai
Tsuji Communications became the… Read full scope and content
1970 - 2008
Biographical History

Michael Hirsh was born in Belgium in 1948. He arrived in Toronto at the age of three, and a decade later the family relocated once more to New York City. While a student at the Bronx School of Science, Hirsh became interested in filmmaking and spent much of his time… more

1956 - 2004
Biographical History

Born in 1929 in London, England, Michael Maclear came to Canada in 1954 after having worked as a print journalist for several years. In 1955 he joined the fledgling CBC television news service and a year later became producer of Newsmagazine, Canada's first weekly… more

This fonds divided into 5 series, by format. These series are: Textual Material, Photographic Material, Video Materials, Audio Materials, and… Read full scope and content
Biographical History

Midi Onodera (b. (October 26 1961) is a third generation Japanese-Canadian filmmaker who has been directing, producing, and writing films for over thirty years. Her work includes short and feature length films and videos, and has been exhibited both in Canada and… more