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Robin Blaser fonds Series
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Correspondence of Robin Blaser

Series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues. Material includes handwritten and typed correspondence as well as facsimile and email correspondence of both a personal and professional nature. Addition...

Honors and awards records

Series consists of records related to Blaser’s appointment to the Order of Canada and winning the Griffin Award for Excellence in Poetry. Items include correspondence, agendas and schedules, event programs, posters, photographs and negatives, and ...

Photographs

Series consists of black and white and color print photographs, color photograph slides, and photograph negatives of Blaser and his family, friends, and colleagues. The series also includes print photographs and photograph negatives that belonged ...

Family records and other genealogical materials

Series consists of family history records related to Blaser’s lineage, such as family pedigree charts, vital records of other family members, books on Blaser’s paternal lineage as well as areas where his relatives first settled in the United State...

Works by other authors

Series consists of written works by other authors including drafts, articles, poems, and book manuscripts. In addition to these the series also includes collected published works by other authors including books, chapbooks, broadsides, journals, a...

Ephemera

Series consists of various types of textual ephemera, including newspaper clippings, event programs and ticket stubs, curriculum vitae of other colleagues, as well as other personal mementos and textual material.

Research articles

Series consists of photocopied scholarly articles used by Blaser for personal and academic research.

Conference material

Series consists of material related to poetry conferences attended by Blaser. Records include essays, poems, correspondence, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings. Series is divided into the following two sub-series: Recovery of the Public World, 70t...

Promotional material

Series consists of promotional materials for art exhibits, poetry readings, and music and play performances held by those other than Blaser, as well as press catalogs and announcements promoting book releases.

Artistic material

Series consists of material relating to artistic works completed by those other than Blaser. Records include reproductions and prints, gallery posters, sheet music, brochures, book launch invitation, and a piece of a collage presumably created by ...

Correspondence of others

Series consists of correspondence of individuals other than Blaser, including poet Jack Spicer, artist Jess Collins, writer Stan Persky, Blaser’s partner David Farwell, Blaser’s mother Ina Blaser, Blaser’s maternal grandmother Sophia Auer, and oth...

Written works by Blaser

Series consists of written works by Blaser. Material includes drafts, unpublished and published poetry, essays, opera librettos, music lyrics, book manuscripts, journals and notes, speeches, grant applications, and promotional comments. The series...

Poetry readings and other performance records

Series consists of textual, visual, and audio materials related to poetry readings and performances of materials written by Blaser as well as other individuals. The series is divided into the following five sub-series: Readings and performances by...

Travel records

Series consists of textual records and photographs relating to locations to which Blaser traveled. Records include travel schedules, receipts, handwritten notes, boarding passes, event programs, ticket stubs, and brochures.

Teaching and academic related records

Series consists of records related to Blaser’s lectures and talks, his involvement with the Naropa Summer Writing Series, reading and research notes, student papers, and faculty meeting agendas and memos from his employment with Simon Fraser Unive...

Business and financial records

Series consists of records related to Blaser’s finances, including contracts, royalties and speaking honorariums, personal budgets, bank and personal loan information, pension records, tax records, mutual funds and stocks held by Blaser, and life ...

Personal records and other biographical material

Series includes personal and biographical material, including Blaser’s birth certificate, records related to his honorary Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University, Blaser’s high school diploma, records related to his health towards the end of his life, ...