Title Summary
Eisen, Sol
The Sol Eisen Collection of Canadiana is a collection of 179 rare, and in some cases, previously unrecorded, books, pamphlets, and printed ephemera from Quebec, Ontario, and Western Canada. The book collection is complemented by the archival collection which consists of four files donated as part of the Sol Eisen collection of Canadiana. These items include a ms. of Mexican plays, a music manuscript, a receipt for work completed by a slave on chain gang, and materials related to the life of Frederic William Wile.
Guthrie, Tyrone, Sir, 1900- .
Sir Tyrone Guthrie (1900-1971) was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. At age 18 he received a history scholarship to St. John's College, Oxford. While at Oxford he began acting. He acted on stage in many different countries. He wrote a number of books on the theatre in addition to his autobiography. Fonds consists of a letter dated May 10, 1970 to Marvin Brown, Associate Dean of Arts, University of Waterloo.
Herbert, John fonds
John Herbert (1926-2001) was a Canadian playwright and theatre director. In 1964, he wrote his most famous work, Fortune and Men's Eyes, which was in part inspired by his arrest for dressing as a woman and subsequent time spent in a youth reformatory. The fonds consists of materials relating primarily to the professional life of John Herbert.
Joad, Cyril letter
Cyril Joad was an English philosopher and a conscientious objector during the First World War, worked at the Board of Trade and Ministry of Labour for sixteen years, was Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Birkbeck College 1930 and is also remembered for his part in the BBC Brains Trust 1941-7. The fonds consists of a single letter to Sir Oswald Stoll, a British theatre manager, from Cyril Joad regarding a book written by Sir Oswald, dated February 16, 1928.
Little Women postcard The fonds consists of one postcard showing a scene from the Boston Majestic Theatre production of Little Women.
Mitchell, Roy typescript
Roy Mitchell (1884-1944) was the first director of Hart House Theatre, founder of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, and a professor of Drama at New York University. Contents contain one typescript (original, 25 pp.) of "The Blue Bird" by by Roy M. Mitchell, and an accompanying note.
Royde-Smith, Naomi Gwladys play typescript
Naomi Gwladys Royde-Smith (1875–1964) was a literary editor and writer.  In 1912, she became the first woman to be literary editor at the Saturday Westminster Gazette. In 1922, she began to write fiction and over the next 35 years, she went on to publish nearly 40 novels, several biographies, and four plays. The fonds consists of a ts. play written by Royde-Smith titled "Mafro: A Comedy in Three Acts," dated March 1929 and apparently unpublished.
353 playbills from theatres throughout the United States, primarily from the 1920s.