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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Fred Wah fonds Series
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Research records, works of others, and works about Wah

Series consists of various research records, works of others, and works about Wah, as well as other types of related records, such as correspondence, used by Wah for both personal and professional purposes.

The records in this series have been arranged into the following two sub-series: Works about Wah, and General records.

Academic work records

Series consists of records relating to Wah's work at various academic institutions, including Selkirk College, the David Thompson University Centre, and the University of Calgary. Records include course material and student assignments, instructional resources used by Wah, and administrative records created through Wah's employment at these various academic institutions.

The records in this series have been arranged into the following five sub-series: bpNichol seminar records, Course records, General instruction records, Markin-Flanagan residency records, and Administrative and general records.

Writings and related records

Series consists of works written by Wah as well as other types of records relating to Wah's writing. It contains writing drafts, manuscript pages, and published works of Wah's, as well as related records such as notes, correspondence, research records, and reviews of Wah’s works written by others.

The records in this series have been arranged into the following three sub-series: Diamond grill records, Faking it records, and General records.

Professional service and activities records

Series consists of records relating to Wah's non-instructional professional activities and service, including his editorial work, his service on various groups and committees, his work as a judge for various literary prizes, his applications for grants, and related activities. Records include correspondence, works of others, and administrative records.

The records in this series have been arranged into the following three sub-series: Editorial records, The Writers' Union of Canada, and General records.

Residency records

Series consists of records relating to the various residencies and related programs that Wah has participated in during his career. These residencies have primarily been writer-in-residence programs at various academic and non-academic institutions, the most notable of which being his tenure as the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate from 2011-2013. Records include correspondence, promotional materials, and administrative records.

The records in this series have been arranged into the following two sub-series: Parliamentary Poet Laureate, and General records.

Personal records

Series consists of various types of records relating to Wah's personal activities. Records include photographs, notes and course materials from his days as a university student, personal calendars, and records relating to Wah's 20th high school reunion.