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81. Sullivan, J.M. Sullivan, J.M. Reader responses to the "Reader's Voice" column questionnaires in the magazine "The Newfoundland Herald", transcript of interview and drafts of articles. COLL-139

82. Outport Arts Foundation Outport Arts Foundation Minutes of meetings, accounts and funding transactions of the Outport Arts Foundation (1972-1981). COLL-140

83. Wornell, Abe Wornell, Abe Businessman; politician; writer; community worker; the papers of A.C. Wornell provide insight into the life of a man who made substantial contributions to major facets of Newfoundland life. There is little from his business career but there is ample material to illustrate his involvement in the other areas cited. - He was a member of the House of Assembly during the last five years of the Smallwood premiership and an active participant in the 1969 Liberal Party Leadership Convention. He has written in a number of genre, capturing history, culture, tradition, commenting on politics, religion and social issues. - He was a member of the Methodist College Literary Institute during a period which saw that organization celebrate its centenary and adapt to changing times. - There are also journals and diaries from his father's years as a magistrate on the coast of Labrador including during the Spanish flu epidemic in 1919. This is a collection which requires careful scrutiny by researchers for them to realize its potential value to their work. - COLL-141

84. Newfoundland Performing Arts Scripts Newfoundland Performing Arts Scripts This collection contains copies of scripts of local theatrical productions written for the stage, radio and television. The collection commenced in 1982 when actor Rick Boland was employed for a short period to help set up the Newfoundland Performing Arts Archive Project, a joint project of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies of the Queen Elizabeth II Library and the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive. The collection would document original script writing in Newfoundland. - - Many of the scripts are radio plays which were photocopied from those contained in collections in the Archives and Special Collections. As collections from theatre companies, individual actors and writers are received by the Archives, scripts from the collections are copied for inclusion in the Script Collection. - - Researchers should be aware that partial scripts and notes towards scripts are to be found in various collections and these should be checked if a script is not listed in this finding aid. The collection will be of interest to students of Newfoundland drama and has grown into a valuable resource for academic researchers as well as those restaging productions. - - COLL-144

85. Gard, Peter Gard, Peter Peter Gard first deposited his journalistic papers with the Archives and Special Collections on December 14, 1989. These papers were generated during the 1980s and reflect the author's career as a contributing writer on predominantly Newfoundland subjects to various newspapers and magazines. The Collection consists of a variety of research notes, research material, drafts, and essays which provided background information for the articles written for these publications as well as originals and copies of the articles themselves. Through this Collection a researcher can discover information on a multitude of issues, as well as trace the varied career of an eclectic writer. COLL-146

86. Lawton, Sidney Lawton, Sidney This is a small but interesting collection of a man who spent half of his working life ministering in Labrador - and rural Newfoundland. It consists primarily of his writings, ranging from sermons for Good Friday services - on the seven words from the Cross to an essay on the Italian invasion of Abyssinia (Ethiopia). Much of the - material is directly related to Newfoundland and Labrador, however, including a report of the rectory fire at - Cartwright (1928), the search for the ill-fated Koehler expedition (1932) and the need for improved medical - services in Fortune Bay during the mid-1930s. The collection provides a personal perspective. It is - valuable both as a record of a Church of England cleric working in relative isolation, and as a social - commentary upon the lives of the people he served. - COLL-147

87. Walsh, Des Walsh, Des Walsh, Des; Poets--Newfoundland and Labrador; Dramatists--Newfoundland and Labrador; Musicians--Newfoundland and Labrador; Poetry; Authors--Newfoundland and Labrador; Motion picture plays; Radio scripts; Television scripts; Correspondence; Plays; Newfoundland and Labrador--Politics and government; Federal-provincial relations--Canada The Des Walsh collection reflects his work as a poet, writer, editor, actor and musician. He has worked in a variety of genres including poetry, short stories, theatre, film, radio and television. This collection provides insight into his extensive career. Coll-148A

88. Peyton Family Peyton Family Peyton Family; Law--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sources; Voting registers--Newfoundland and Labrador--Twillingate; Twillingate (N.L.)--Census; Fogo Island (N.L.)--Census; Twillingate Region (N.L.)--Surveys; Aids to navigation--Newfoundland and Labrador; Beothuk Indians--Newfoundland and Labrador; Notre Dame Bay (N.L.)--History--19th century; This fonds consists of a variety of records concerning the Peyton family which date from 1806-1908 and which include unique historical documents concerning the history of Newfoundland, the Peyton family, and the early settlement of Notre Dame Bay in the 19th Century. John Peyton Senior (1747-1827), the progenitor of the family, played a prominent role in Newfoundland history. His son, John Peyton, Junior (1793-1879), and his grandson, Thomas Peyton were magistrates and residents of Exploits Island and Twillingate. Included are a number of legal journals; wills, notary work for shipping wrecks, and writs issued for the Supreme Court. There are two voters lists for Twillingate district (1882 and 1889); the 1836 nominal census for Twillingate and Fogo area; and a register of fishing rooms (1806-1828) which is a rare treasure. Also included are memorials of indentures generated through the Deputy Surveyor's Office, Twillingate, from 1851 to 1908; and, navigational aids for sailing from Newfoundland to Spain, Portugal, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and the West Indies. Later additions consist of several hundred original, hand-drawn, surveys of land in the Twillingate area, as well as a large number of government forms; and two manuscript files (formerly MF-194 and MF-118) with excerpts from Thomas Peyton's diary; and photographs of a letter to John Peyton from William Epps Cormack concerning Shawnadithit, respectively. Coll-150; ASC-EAD0001

89. Newfoundland Outport Nurses and Industrial Association (NONIA) Newfoundland Outport Nurses and Industrial Association (NONIA) The records of the Newfoundland Outport Nursing and Industrial Association were deposited in the Archives and Special Collections on January 25, 1991. These records were generated from - 1925 to 1990 and reflect the social and business history of the Association. The records, however, are - incomplete. The annual reports cover the years 1925 to 1978 but the remainder of the reports and - minutes of meetings cover only the years from the 1950s to the present. - - - The collection includes annual reports, Presidents' reports, financial reports, correspondence, - advertising and promotional brochures, records of the NONIA store, records of the Corner Brook branch - operations, manuscript histories, and photographs. A very interesting document is the Visitors Guest Book - which was kept in the NONIA store from 1933 to 1951 and contains signatures of thousands of - customers during that period including the wife of British Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald. - - - The records were kept intermittently at the NONIA store at 286 Water Street, St. John's, for a - number of years and at the residences of some of the past presidents of NONIA. The records reveal a - fascinating insight into nursing history, life in the outports, and a successful business venture of - Newfoundland cottage industry. COLL-151

90. Tuck, Leslie Tuck, Leslie The Leslie Mills Tuck fonds contains the personal and professional papers of the man who became the first Dominion Wildlife Officer in Newfoundland in 1949. It provides a concise and encapsulated record of the operation and work of the Canadian Wildlife Service in Newfoundland for the first 25 years of Confederation. Much of this record was created by Tuck, who played a major role in the development, direction and implementation of government policy as it affected Newfoundland wildlife. - - Tuck was ever eager to speak to any group on virtually any aspect of Newfoundland wildlife. This is reflected through the many talks, lectures, radio broadcasts and other public presentations he gave, both as an official representative of the Canadian Wildlife Service and from his own interests as a person committed to wildlife management and protection. Many of these presentations are in this collection. Also present is material related to the publication of Tuck's two monographs: The Murres (1961) and The Snipes (1972), including awards he received for them from The Wildlife Society. - - The collection will be of interest to researchers of many aspects of Newfoundland natural history, and particularly those interested in the changes and developments in wildlife management that resulted from Confederation with Canada in 1949. - COLL-152

91. Butt, A.B. Butt, A.B. The papers of Albert Boyle Butt provide a picture of a man who was involved with several of the major events which shaped the political - history of Newfoundland during the Twentieth Century. Butt was a high-level civil servant with the Commission of Government which replaced - responsible government from 1934 to 1949 and an elected member of the National Convention which sat from 1946 to 1948. The Commission - of Government series encompasses an interesting variety of papers including speeches by Thomas Lodge, the Commissioner for Public Utilities - (1934-1937), and a provocative letter by Lodge to a St. John's newspaper c.1949 in which he states the Newfoundland people deserve an - apology from the British Government for the imposition of Commission of Government especially in view of the subsequent futility of that body. - - The National Convention was elected in 1946 to determine the political future of Newfoundland. Its 45 members sat for two years and debated - the options available to Newfoundlanders. These options were placed before the voters of Newfoundland in two separate referenda during 1948 - with the result that Newfoundland joined the confederation of Canada in 1949. This series contains a variety of papers relating to the - Convention including Butt's admittance card, speeches in favour of responsible government by Butt, a proposed provincial budget by J. R. - Smallwood, and a letter to Orangemen concerning the Roman Catholic Church's attempt to influence the referendum of July 16, 1948. - - After confederation, Butt was instrumental in organizing the Progressive Conservative Party in Newfoundland. This series consists of materials - relating to that organization: a draft constitution; poll booth organization; minutes of meetings; newspaper clippings; election handbills; and - correspondence. - - Butt's career also entailed work in arbitration and conciliation. This series includes research material relating to twenty-five cases he mediated - between 1959 and 1977 covering primarily labour disputes and land expropriations. - - The collection also includes personal papers pertaining to Butt's involvement with associations and interest groups such as the National Institute - for the Blind, the Playground and Recreation Association of St. John's, the Methodist College Literary Institute and the St. John's Housing - Corporation. - - This collection will be of interest to researchers in various aspects of Newfoundland political, social and labour history in the middle years of the - Twentieth Century. - - Papers related to his work with the Newfoundland Commission of Government, as a member of the Newfoundland National Convention (1946- - 1948), as an organizer and candidate for the Newfoundland Progressive Conservative Party, his work as a labour arbitrator Civil servant and - politician, born Carbonear, Nfld. - - COLL-155

92. McGrath, James McGrath, James The James A. McGrath political papers are a record of the political career of Newfoundland's longest serving Member of the Canadian House of Commons. McGrath, a Progressive Conservative, served in the House for almost twenty-five years, in two separate terms: 1957-1963; 1968-1986. Most of that time, except for 1957-1963, 1979-1980 and 1984-1986, was spent on the Opposition side. He had brief stints as a Parliamentary Secretary (1962-1963) and as a Cabinet Minister (1979-1980), but gained considerable experience as a front-bench critic, as a member of the shadow cabinet and as a member of various parliamentary committees. As a senior member of the Progressive Conservative caucus during the 1970s he chaired a number of caucus committees and task forces, and subsequently contributed to the shaping of party policy. - - These papers are primarily from McGrath's second period in the House of Commons, 1968 to 1986, although there is some material from his early years in Ottawa. There is also material related to personal matters, to his family, to some aspects of his business dealings and to his years as Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland, 1986-1991. Generically, these are mainly textual documents, but there are also photographs, maps, audio and video tapes and film, scrapbooks and clippings and various artifacts and ephemera. - - The papers present a fairly complete picture of McGrath's career as a Member of the House of Commons, particularly after his re-election in 1968. They will be of interest to historians of Newfoundland and Canadian politics and political systems. One large series relates to McGrath's tenure as chair of a special parliamentary committee charged with Reform of the House of Commons. Another documents his tenure as Canada's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. The papers also reflect his special interests, ranging from children's rights to the need for improved search and rescue facilities off Newfoundland. A major portion of the papers consist of correspondence: with his constituents; with other Newfoundlanders and Canadians; with organizations and special interests, business leaders and trade unions; and with parliamentarians from all parties and from many countries. The papers are a major source of primary material on the political activities of one politician and they provide insight into the changing role of a Member of Canada's Parliament in the closing decades of the Twentieth Century. - - COLL-156

93. Bowring Family Bowring Family The Bowring Family papers consists of general family and business-related material, - including correspondence between Edgar Bowring and W. B. Bowring between 1902 and 1907 - and an undated history of the business covering the period 1811 to 1935. Most of the material is post 1940. By far the largest body of material in the collection is a - lengthy (1935-1984) series of correspondence written by P. Derrick Bowring, his wife, Moira Gordon - Baird Bowring, their children and - other members of the Bowring family to Clara Maria Bowring and (until his death in 1949) her husband, - Cyril Bowring. Clara and Cyril were Derrick's parents who lived in England. Derrick and Moira lived on the - Portugal Cove Road outside St. John's. The collection also includes some of Derrick Bowring's personal - correspondence and other documents. - - This collection, particularly the Clara Bowring correspondence, provides an inside look at a - prominent St. John's mercantile family in the middle decades of the twentieth century, a period of much - change for these families as the mercantile base of Newfoundland shifted from a British-dominated to a - Canadian- and American-dominated economy. The correspondence also provides commentary on the - major political events of mid-twentieth century Newfoundland, including the Commission of Government, - the National Convention, the campaign for and eventual realization of Confederation with Canada and the - post-1950 economic development policies of the provincial government. It also provides a glimpse of St. - John's social history of a kind seldom reported in the local press. - - The collection should prove to be of interest to biographers, business historians, and social - historians and to those researchers looking for first-hand, personal accounts of Newfoundland, particularly - St. John's, during the middle years of the twentieth century. - - Coll-157

94. Murray, Janet Ayre Murray, Janet Ayre The Janet (Miller) Ayre Murray papers consist of material related to her and her family's - involvement in the first World War and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. It includes material - associated with her service with the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) of the British Red Cross from 1917 - to 1918. This is, however, primarily a collection of correspondence. There is correspondence written by - Janet's brother, Andrew Miller, to Janet and to her mother, Mary, while he served as a soldier with the - Newfoundland Regiment. There is also correspondence and other material related to Eric Ayre and - Bernard Ayre, two brothers who were soldiers during the war. (Janet Miller married Eric Ayre in 1915.) - There are letters written by Bernard Ayre to his mother from the trenches. There is also a small amount of - material, mostly newspaper clippings, associated with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the Battle - of the Somme at Beaumont Hamel on July 1, 1916. A number of photographs of soldiers and family - members are also included. This collection is of interest to biographers, military historians, social historians and students of women's - history. The correspondence written from the trenches is especially significant. Some of the ephemera - such as Janet Miller's VAD armband and pin are also notable. COLL-158

95. Women and History Project Women and History Project The papers of the Women and History Project were deposited in the Archives and Special Collections in two stages: on April 22, 1992 Martha Muzychka on behalf of the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women deposited two boxes of material; and, in June 16, 1993, Linda Kealey deposited two boxes. The papers consist of business records which include minutes of meetings and draft proposals, and research material which was used as background for the publication of the book, Pursuing Equality: Historical Perpectives on Women in Newfoundland and Labrador which was published in 1993. The collection had contained published material but these were removed: those with Newfoundland content were transferred to the Centre for Newfoundland Studies and the remainder to Memorial University Library. COLL-160

96. Dicks, Eileen Dicks, Eileen This collection consists of the papers of Eileen Dicks. It includes her writings for and work with the Wabana Little Theatre group and the - Girls' Auxiliary of St. Augustine's Anglican School, Bell Island, as well as mail outs and other material from the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland - and Labrador. The collection would be of interest to researchers of the history of the performing arts in Newfoundland and Labrador during the - 1950s and 1960s. - - COLL-161

97. Buehler, Richard Buehler, Richard Richard Buehler first deposited his papers with Archives and Special Collections in 1990, after - approximately 20 years of involvement with local amateur theatre productions. A second deposit was - made in 1993. The collection includes programs and scripts of productions, both for radio and stage, in - which he performed or assisted in some way. The papers of The Open Group theatre company comprise - an important part of this collection. The collection would be of interest to those researching the performing - arts in Newfoundland. - - COLL-162

98. Jubilee Guilds of Newfoundland - Newfoundland and Labrador Women's Institutes Jubilee Guilds of Newfoundland - Newfoundland and Labrador Women's Institutes The records of the Jubilee Guilds of Newfoundland and the Newfoundland and Labrador Women's - Institutes were deposited with the Archives and Special Collections following a meeting of the - board of the Newfoundland and Labrador Women's Institutes in June 1991. These papers cover the fifty - year period beginning in 1935 and reflect the work of both organizations. The Jubilee Guilds were - organized in 1935 along the lines of the Women's Institutes in England but it was not until 1951 that they - became affiliated with the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada (FWIC). In August 1968 the name of - the Jubilee Guilds was officially changed to Newfoundland and Labrador Women's Institutes (NLWI) and - the official program of the FWIC was adopted. - - The collection includes annual reports of the organizations, annual and monthly reports from the - Branches, presidents' reports, convenors' reports, convention coverage, financial records, - correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and various manuscript histories of the organization. - - The records were kept at the office of the Newfoundland and Labrador Women's Institutes in - the Arts and Culture Centre, St. John's. The Collection provides insight into the history of one of the - largest women's service and "self-help" groups in Newfoundland. - - COLL-166

99. Horwood, Joan Horwood, Joan Scripts for radio program and radio play and publisher's contract for book. Author and broadcaster, of St. John's. COLL-167

100. Newfoundland Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Newfoundland Performing Arts Theatre Reviews This collection was started in November 1991 when Denyse Lynde, professor of English Language and Literature at Memorial University, was preparing a paper on theatre reviews in the 1960s and 1970s. Lynde had two English graduate students, Lisa Stowe and Bruce Brenton, search the Evening Telegram and the Daily News for that period. Reviews were copied from microfilm and the students prepared a data sheet for each review containing key information from the review. Unfortunately, the project proved more time consuming than had been anticipated, so they began skipping the several months of each year when there were normally no reviews. They scanned papers for 1960 - 1964, 1967 and - 1970 - 1973. - - In 1993, Bruce Brenton began a new search of Michael Cook reviews for his own thesis research. It was arranged to have copies of these reviews also deposited into this collection. The Michael Cook reviews begin in 1966. COLL-169
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