Fonds MsC 14 - Gerry Gilbert fonds

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Gerry Gilbert fonds

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  • Textual record
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MsC 14

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  • 1952-1992 (Creation)
    Creator
    Gilbert, Gerry

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8.3 m of textual records and other material

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(1936-2009)

Biographical history

Gerry Gilbert emerged as a significant poet and visual artist in Vancouver in the early 1960s. Gilbert founded and edited his own long-running poetry magazine, "B.C. Monthly" and hosted a weekly radio broadcast radiofreerainforest. He has published many volumes of poetry including Lease, Year of the Rush, Azure Blues and From Next Spring.

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The fonds consists of correspondence (inward and outward), daily calendars, manuscripts and working papers, Canada Council applications and correspondence, personal papers (including diaries of travels, tax records, notebooks, and copies of Gilbert's writings in his high school newspaper), and reference files and material. The fonds includes records (manuscripts, correspondence, etc.) of Gilbert's literary journal, "B.C. Monthly", and records including photographs) of the New Era Social Club, an artists' studio/living space in Vancouver; and audiotapes of radiofreerainforest shows.

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Preliminary inventory available.

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BCAUL control number: SFL--2283

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Full

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Created May 14, 2014, LZ

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  • English

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