Archival Collections

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Biographical History

The Radke Film Group was formed in Toronto in 1992 by Richard Radke (in partnership with the company Partners’ Film Company). Radke, who was raised in New York City, had come to Canada in the early 1980s and began his advertising career in 1988. The company was… more

This fonds is divided into 4 series: Textual Material, Audio Material, Video Material and Cinefilms.

The first series, textual materials, includes… Read full scope and content
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Raymond Jafelice worked as an animation storyboard artist and director for Nelvana.

Fonds consists of material related to Jafelice’s animation career. Records include animation elements, storyboards, and reference books related to… Read full scope and content
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Raymond Brazeau is a collector of French Canadian and Quebecois culture. He taught French at the University of Toronto.

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Rev. Kosaburo Shimizu was born in 1893 in the village of Tsuchida, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. He and his family immigrated to British Columbia in 1907. Shimizu attended public school, then studied at the University of British Columbia. He obtained an MA in English… more

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Richard Flohil (born 1934, Yorkshire, UK) is a Canadian music promoter, publicist, and journalist. He is also a former artistic director of the Mariposa Folk Festival. Flohil began his career in journalism at the Evening Press in York, England. He eventually became… more

Scope and content: The fonds is arranged into two series, largely based on the creator’s original order.
Series One: Festival and Conference… Read full scope and content
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Richard Newell, professionally known as King Biscuit Boy, was born and raised in Hamilton Ontario. He is considered Canada’s greatest blues musician, and has a reputation as being a one of the best internationally.

As a child, Newell began to play the harmonica… more

1964 – 2014, predominant 1979 - 2010
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Richard Story is a writer, director, producer, cinematographer and educator of Coast Salish and Kanaka-Hawaiian descent, based in Toronto. He has been shooting & directing since 1980, focusing mainly on script-based drama. Richard is very involved in the Canadian… more

This fonds consists of 16 series, divided by production, format, and project, based on Story’s original division and organisation of files. The… Read full scope and content
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Robert (Rob) Bowman, born 1956, is a music professor at York University. After studying ethnomusicology at York, he completed his PhD at the University of Memphis. Bowman is an expert in popular music. He has written liner notes for multiple albums and appeared in… more

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Robert and Violet Crone are Canadian pioneers in the film and television industry. They have each had very influential careers and have worked across the globe. Their resumes are extensive, each with their own long list of awards.

Robert (Bob) Crone grew up in… more

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Robert Kerr was born and raised in Galt, Ontario, and as a young man he established and operated the printing company John Kerr and Son with his father. Kerr was drawn to politics as a young man, and in 1964 became the youngest mayor in the history of the City of Galt… more

This fonds consists of records relating to the creation and management of IMAX Systems Corporation, as well as Robert Kerr’s daytimers and some of… Read full scope and content
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ROBERT LANG is an internationally recognized, award-winning filmmaker and television producer whose work has covered many documentary topics, from music programs and interactive media to science and social documentaries.

Lang founded the production company… more

This fonds consists of a single series Robert Lang Early Films that includes Robert Lang’s film productions from the 1970s.

The series includes the… Read full scope and content
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Robert Sandler is a Canadian writer and producer with many memorable Television credits to his name. Sandler is credited as ‘Bob Sandler’ in some scripts and Television credits. He is most well-known for his writing in children’s programs such as Fraggle Rock,… more

The Robert Sandler Fonds is separated under series based on the production of various TV series and movies.

Series 1: Northrop Frye Lectures (Frye)… Read full scope and content
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Hungarian-Canadian poet and radio producer Robert Zend was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1929. Zend majored in Hungarian and classical literature and received a Bachelor of Arts from Péter Pázmány Science University in 1953. Zend immigrated to Canada in 1956 and… more

This fonds includes a collection of personal and professional papers relating to Zend’s career and life in Canada. It includes holograph and typed… Read full scope and content
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Roman Bittman was born on June 5, 1941, in Fort Vermilion, Alberta. He grew up in a hunter-farming community with his German father and Metis mother. He later moved to Hay River, Northwest Territories. He entered the world of media when he started the first northern… more

The Roman Bittman and Marily Belec Bittman Fonds is separated based on Roman and Marilyn’s projects and business under these series:
Series 1 – 11… Read full scope and content
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Documentary filmmaker Ron Mann was born in Toronto in 1958. His parents had immigrated to Toronto in 1952, and his father owned and operated an electronics store. Mann began making films at the age of 12, and by 21 he had completed his first feature (The Only Game in… more

Accession 2004.006 accession is divided into 3 series: the first is ‘Ron Mann’, the second is ‘Filmswelike Distribution Co.’, and the third is ‘Peter… Read full scope and content
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Rosie Levine is a Canadian journalist who has been covering the Toronto social scene since the 1980’s. After graduating from the University of Toronto, she began her career in 1980 as the Director of Guest Relations at the Festival of Festivals, now known as the… more

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Roy Kenner is a singer, songwriter, and voice over actor. Born in Toronto in 1948, he gained popularity when he was the lead singer for the Toronto band Mandala, an up and coming R&B band. In 1967 they had their first hit “Love-it is” off of their only album more

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Rush Productions was a corporate subsidiary of SRO/Anthem, specifically concerned with Rush’s touring expenses and coordination within Canada. Over the years, various other corporate entities were set up to handle American and International touring expenses, including… more

This fonds consists of one series, arranged according to the creator’s system. Boxes 1-33 represent the accounting files of Rush Productions, ORS… Read full scope and content