Archival Resources in the GTA

The purpose of this guide is to provide researchers with an overview of archival and manuscript collections pertaining to Eastern and East Central European Studies in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
 
While information about GTA holdings is scattered among various open-access internet resources, this guide assembles that information in one place providing researchers a single reference point and giving them a general picture of GTA archival and manuscript holdings relating to Eastern and East Central European Studies.
 
A list of archival and manuscript repositories in Ontario can be found on the Archeion site. Archives of Ontario is the main such repository in GTA and the Province of Ontario. You can search its holdings on the Archives of Ontarion web site.
 
The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) created a portal for searching all of Ontario’s archives, called ARCHEION. Besides the ability to search for collection records, both sites regularly host virtual exhibitions. These two web-sites were the primary source for compiling this guide. The records in this guide are organized by country with the exception of some collections which were categorized as “general” since they hold information related to more than two or three countries of the region.
Please note that this guide is undergoing updates and is not final. Submit your comments and suggestions to jacyk.centre@utoronto.ca
                                                                                          

General

Dates of Material: 1940-1986
Physical Description: 36.75 m of textual records
ca. 600 photographs: b&w; 35.5 x 28 cm or smaller
Repository: National Defence Headquarters Directorate of History and Heritage
 
Dates of Material: Transcribed 2002-2003 (originally created 2001-2003)
Physical Description:     12 cm of textual records; 4 3.5" computer disks
Repository: National Defence Headquarters Directorate of History and Heritage
 
Dates of Material: 1979-1991
Physical Description: 35 videocassettes (ca. 17 hrs.)
Repository: Archives of Ontario
 
Dates of Material: 1940, 1943
Physical Description: 65 photographs: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Repository: York University Archives & Special Collections
 
Dates of Material: 1935, 1974, 1982
Physical Description: 1 cm of textual records
Repository: The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Archives
 
Dates of Material: 1952-1975
Physical Description: 21 m of textual records
206 photographs: prints and negatives
Repository: Archives of Ontario
 
Dates of Material: 1925-1982
Physical Description: 54.98 m. of textual records and graphic material
Repository: Ontario Jewish Archives
 
Dates of Material: 1968-1989
Physical Description: 171 videocassettes (ca. 96 hrs.)
Repository: Archives of Ontario
 
Dates of Material: Printed in 1999 and 2003 (originally created 1951-1956, 1998).
Physical Description:     3.4 cm of textual records
Repository: National Defence Headquarters Directorate of History and Heritage
 
Dates of Material: 1957-2001 
Physical Description: 52 cm of textual records
Repository: The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Archives 

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Dates of Material: 1996-1997
Physical Description:     8 cm of textual records
Repository: National Defence Headquarters Directorate of History and Heritage

CZECH REPUBLIC

Dates of Material: 1936-1978
Physical Description:     5.0 m of textual records
4 posters: col.; 60 x 76 cm or smaller
Repository: York University Archives & Special Collections
 
Dates of Material: 1969-1987
Physical Description:     96 cm of textual records
Repository: William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University Library
 
Dates of Material: [ca. 1940]-1948
Physical Description:     43 cm of textual records, photographs
Repository: United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives

FINLAND

Dates of Material: 1930
Physical Description:     7 cm of textual records
Repository: United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives

HUNGARY

Dates of Material: 1967
Physical Description:     0.5 cm of textual records
Repository: The Presbyterian Church in Canada
 
Dates of Material: 1920-1945
Physical Description:     1 microfilm reel: positive and negative
Repository: United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives
 
Dates of Material: 1929-1988
Physical Description:     36 cm of textual records
Repository: United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives
 
Dates of Material: 1841-1883
Physical Description:     20 letters from Liszt; 1 letter to Liszt and other material
Repository: William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University Library
 
Dates of Material: 1952-1989
Physical Description:     1.8 m of textual records; 13 audio reels; 1 audio cassette; 248 photographs
Repository: Archives of Ontario
 
Dates of Material: 1956-2004
Physical Description:     3.67 m of textual records and graphic material
Repository: William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University Library

LATVIA

Dates of Material: 1947-1988
Physical Description:     7.2 m of textual records; 18 audiocassettes
Repository: Archives of Ontario

LITHUANIA

Dates of Material: 1951-1972
Physical Description:     25 cm of textual records; 4 architectural drawings
Repository: Malinsky Memorial Archives
 
Dates of Material: 1943-1946
Physical Description:     22 photographs: b&w
Repository: William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University Library

POLAND

Dates of Material: 1875-1930, predominant 1915-1930
Physical Description:     17 cm of textual records
Repository: United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives
 
Dates of Material: 1929-1971
Physical Description:     l folder of textual records, 1 photograph: b&w; 3 photograph negatives: b&w
Repository: Ottawa Jewish Archives
 
Dates of Material: 1972-2005
Physical Description:     2.37 m of textual records; 16 audio reels; 159 audio cassettes; 4 video cassettes
Repository: York University Archives & Special Collections
 
Dates of Material: ca.1968-1969
Physical Description: 116 photographs: b&w; 18 x 12.5 cm or smaller
Repository: National Defence Headquarters Directorate of History and Heritage
 
Dates of Material: 1915 -1919, 1924-1925, 1928-1932, 1934, 1938, 1940-1950, n.d.
Physical Description: 0.33m textual records, 14 b & w photographs, 1 portrait, pencil on paper
Repository: Brock University Archives

RUSSIA

Dates of Material: 1875-1930, predominant 1915-1930
Physical Description: 17 cm of textual records
Repository: United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives
 
Dates of Material: 1914-1976
Physical Description: 1.335 m of textual records
Repository: National Defence Headquarters Directorate of History and Heritage
 
Dates of Material: [ca. 1916]-1989
Physical Description: 10.42 m of textual material; ca. 250 photographs: b&w and col.; ca. 5 audiotapes; ca. 2 videotapes
Repository: Trinity College Archives
 
Dates of Material: 1926-2005, predominant 1979-2003
Physical Description: 10.07 m of textual records and other material
Repository: Victoria University Library & Special Collections
 
Dates of Material: 1978-2000, predominant 1985
Physical Description: 24 cm of textual records
Repository: National Defence Headquarters Directorate of History and Heritage
 
Dates of Material: 1959-1974
Physical Description: 0.4 m of textual records
Repository: York University Archives & Special Collections
 
Dates of Material: 1929-1980
Physical Description: 1.2 m of textual records; 206 photographs
Repository: Archives of Ontario
 
Dates of Material: 1938-1945
Physical Description: 30 cm of textual records
Repository: Peterborough Centennial Museum & Archives

UKRAINE

Dates of Material: 1913-1963 
Physical Description: 24 cm of textual records
Repository: United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives 
Dates of Material: 1919-1971 
Physical Description: 48 cm of textual records
Repository: United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives 
 
Dates of Material: 1972-1979 
Physical Description: 0.65 m of textual records; 4 audio cassettes (ca. 4 hrs 30 min): polyester; 2 audio reels (ca. 6 hrs) : polyester and acetate
Repository: York University Archives & Special Collections
 
Dates of Material: 1922 
Physical Description: 2 cm of textual records
Repository: United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives 
 
Dates of Material: 1981 
Physical Description: 0.50 m of textual records
Repository: York University Archives & Special Collections 
 
Dates of Material: 1961-2005 
Physical Description: 1.86 meters of textual records; 13 photographs
Repository: York University Archives & Special Collections 
 
Dates of Material: 1916-1964 
Physical Description: 7 cm of textual records
Repository: United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives 
 
Dates of Material: 1899-1986 
Physical Description: 11.2 m of textual records; ca. 2000 photographs; 10 posters; 1 audio cassette (ca. 10-15 min.)
Repository: Archives of Ontario 
 
Dates of Material: 1948-1955 
Physical Description: 2 cm textual records
Repository: United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives
 
Dates of Material: 1946-1947, 1984-1998 
Physical Description: 2 cm of textual records

Repository: The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Archives