Special Collections: Other

Albania: records of the U.S. Department of State, 1945-1963.. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2016..

A collection of reports on politics and military affairs, statistics, interviews, meeting minutes, court proceedings and diplomatic cables.

Location:
Online
Extent:
1945-1963
Language region:

Bata Shoe Company Papers. Bata Shoe Company. Toronto.

The T. & A. Baťa Shoe Company was founded in 1894 in Zlin, Moravia (now the Czech Republic), by siblings Tomáš, Antonin and Anne Baťa, descendants of a family of cobblers. What began as a small, family enterprise, expanded over the course of the century to over ninety countries to become the largest and, at times, the most successful shoe manufacturer and retailer in the world. Documentation related to all of the Bata Shoe Company’s innovations can be found in the Bata archive in the form of carefully kept administrative records, staff training manuals, financial files, and internal company memos.

Includes corporate files from the Canadian Bata Shoe Company (including correspondence; legal and financial records; product development, marketing and promotional files; technical and production-related files, and human resources files). The bulk of the material was created by the Canadian Bata company, however many records relate to several of the oraganization’s international outposts, including companies headed in Africa, India, Asia and Europe. The collection also includes press clippings and other publications about the Bata Company and its historical significance. There are also a small number of Bata family records, primarily for Thomas J. Bata (1914-2008), Sonja I. Bata, Tomáš Baťa (1876-1932) and Marie Bata.

Donated by Sonja Bata, 2014.

Call number:
MS Coll 00686
Physical description:
282 bankers boxes of textual, visual, and audio-visual records (plus 19 flat/oversize boxes, plus items on shelf)
Location:
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Extent:
189-?-2014
Language region:

Papers of Queen Victoria on Foreign Affairs: Files from the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle. Part 1. Russia and Eastern Europe, 1846-1900. Edited by Kenneth Bourne. Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, c.1990-.

This collection, reproduced from the Royal Archives, reflect Queen Victoria's active role in foreign affairs. It includes the principal papers of state forwarded to the Queen, her related correspondence with her ministers, and correspondence with other sovereigns and members of families. Also included are reports and memoranda that were attached to correspondence for the Queen's information. These documents contain statistics, eyewitness accounts and intelligence reports from foreign office officials stationed throughout the continent. In addition, it contains extracts or abstracts of many papers of state submitted to the Queen in order to bring specific information to her attention.

Only the first part of six pertains to Russia and Eastern Europe. This part includes material from 1846 to 1900 and contains correspondence with her ministers and with the tsars of Russia along with state documents and reports from embassies abroad. These files cover such themes as the succession of Tsar Alexander II; the emancipation edict of 1861; the second Polish revolution, 1863-1864; Russian expansionism, 1860-1900; the London Conference of 1871; the Alliance of the Three Emperors, 1881; the Franco-Russian Alliance of 1893; and the First Hague Peace Conference (1899).

Finding Aid
Call number:
mfm DA550.V52 1990
Physical description:
4 reels
Location:
Media Commons
Language region:

Radio Free Europe Publications, 1961-.

These publications constitute three separate collections, consisting of approximately 60 boxes of materials issued by various departments of Radio Free Europe from 1961 to the present. Many of the publications are weekly background and situation reports on Eastern Europe and the USSR in English. About half of the material consists of publications from the Czechoslovak Unit of Radio Free Europe issued since 1970, and reprints of items from Czech and Slovak newspapers and journals.

Location:
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

University of Toronto. Faculty of Nursing .

Notes on nursing education in England, Denmark, Switzwerland, Finland compiled by Muriel Upritchard, associate professor of nursing. 

Physical description:
1 box
Location:
University Archives
Accession number:
A1985-0013
Extent:
ca. 1956
Language region: