Special Collection list


The Special Collections include the documentation of the early work, script development and production by some of Canada's great film auteurs. The Collections boast all three drafts of David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch, a handwritten script for Atom Egoyan’s Speaking Parts, and the original script from Don Shebib’s classic Goin' Down the Road. In addition to scripts, the Collections also feature storyboards, notes and other documentation, music scores, set designs and memorabilia.
Of the sixty Special Collections, some highlights include the research archive of celebrity interviewer Brian Linehan; actor/director Al Waxman’s memorabilia; original photographs by Jack Pashkovsky; the archive of Toronto film publicist Prudence Emery; and, the editorial files of the Canadian film magazine Cinema Canada.

The Special Collections are fully archived to assist Canadian film researchers, scholars, producers, journalists, critics and others with an interest in these important artists and film professionals.

  • Al Waxman Archive
  • Atom Egoyan Archive
  • Barry Avrich Archive
  • Brian Linehan Archive
  • Bruce McDonald Archive
  • Cinema Canada Collection
  • David Cronenberg Archive
  • Deepa Mehta Archive
  • Don McKellar Archive
  • Donald Shebib Archive
  • Guy Maddin Archive
  • Jeremy Podeswa Archive
  • Pashkovsky Collection
  • Patricia Rozema Archive
  • Peter Lynch Archive
  • Peter Rowe Archive
  • Prudence Emery Archive