A-Z Index - Manuscript Finding Aids

The Library houses over 750 manuscript collections covering a wide range of subject areas. Holdings range from a collection of about 40 third-century B.C. Egyptian papyri to papers of the co-discoverers of insulin: Banting, Best, Collip and Macleod; and finally to drafts, research notes, and correspondence of Canadian authors such as Margaret Atwood, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Leonard Cohen, Mazo de la Roche and Josef Skvorecky. The majority of our manuscript collections date from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries and pertain to Canadian historical, literary, artistic or scientific fields.

Collections of personal papers are listed by the surname of the creator or collector, e.g. Birney, Earle. Institutional records are listed under the name of the institution, e.g. Royal Canadian Institute.

Collection level records for many of the manuscript collections appear in the on-line catalogue, along with links to finding aids in pdf format.

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O Broin, Padraig, 1908-1967.

Papers, 1939-1964. 2 boxes.

Typescripts of his poems and works of other poets; notes on The Poetry Group, and Contact Poetry Readings.

Oeschlager Family

1843-1906. 1 box. 

A collection of papers relating to the family of William Oelschlager.

Okuno, Sharon.

Papers, 1988. 1 box. 

Photos taken at a national council meeting of Japanese Canadians; National Association of Japanese Canadian (NAJC) award of merit ceremony and redress celebration dinner.

Ontario Department of Education.

Records, 1915. 1 box.

Correspondence on the bilingual school issue in 1915.

Osborne Family.

Papers, 1849-1926. 1 box.

Correspondence, articles about Penetanguishene, Ontario.

Osler Family.

Papers, 1827-1961. 2 boxes.

Chiefly correspondence giving family news and social history of Upper Canada.

Outram, Richard Daley, 1930-.

Papers, 1955-2003. 37 boxes and 4 items.

Manuscripts, correspondence, broadsheets.

Owen, Gerald.

Papers, 1930-1992. 26 boxes.

Files relating to The Idler Magazine (1985-1993) and files relating to Eric Trevor Owen's (father of Gerald Owen) work.