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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Series
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CBC

Series consists of records related to film and television productions that Duke was involved in when employed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Records include drafts of screenplays, scripts, publicity, administrative documents, and other records related to the creation and production of Duke's projects. This series contains records related to the following projects:
• Zero Base Broadcast (1984)
• Eye Level (1987-1988)
• Les Crane Show (1964-1965)
• Quest (ca. 1962)
• The Insiders (19-)
• Wojeck (1990)

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to Duke's involvement with the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. This series includes business correspondence and personal information regarding Duke's role within the organization.

Vancouver Awards Show

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to Duke's involvement in organizing and scripting the Vancouver Awards Show. This series includes business correspondence, personal notes, draft scripts, publicity and information regarding Duke's contributions to the show’s production.

Personal correspondence

Series consists of records related to Duke’s personal and administrative affairs. This series includes:
• Personal notes and memos written by Duke for family, friends and staff
• Correspondence received by Duke from family, friends and business associates
• Administrative correspondence received by Duke from agents, publishers and other associates
• Miscellaneous ephemera collected by Duke
• This series also contains records relating to Duke’s administrative affairs

Among those who Duke received correspondence from are the following:
• Anne-Marie Duke (1985-2000)
• Brian and David Duke (1986-2001)
• Cliff Robertson (1960-1969)
• David Darriff (1951)
• Don Erickson (1951-1952)
• Eve Duke (1961-1981)
• Henry Miller (1961-1962)
• Jeremy Geidt (1965-1966)
• Mordecai Richler (1961)
• Norman Klenman (1966)
• Sir Fitzroy Maclean (1962)
• Yu Hong (2001-2004)

Personal notes

Series consists of notes, notebooks/journals, and press clippings that are both specifically related to projects and also those not directly linked to a specific project. Topics include:
• Autobiography (19-)
• Savary Island (1981-2004)
• BC Film (1995)

Ephemera

Series consists of items such as bank books, report cards, pay stubs, receipts, architectural blueprints, press passes, event ticket stubs and house design notes.

BC Book Prizes 2009

The materials in this series consist of media clippings, programs, pamphlets, bookmarks and promotional posters.

BC Book Prizes

Stamps and related records

Series consists of AIDS-themed single stamps, mint blocks, mint full sheets, slogan cancels, first day covers, comic books and related records collected by Blair Henshaw. Henshaw’s collection represents philatelic materials issued by 84 different jurisdictions.

Tamarind Mem

Series consists of notebooks containing drafts and notes, unbound drafts, and one copy edited by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill for the novel Tamarind Mem. It also includes articles, interviews and reviews from Canadian and international newspapers.

Correspondence

Series documents Stanley’s interactions with friends and other writers in the form of both incoming letters and copies of outgoing letters. The letters include critical discussions of new work, either by Stanley or the correspondent, or relate to personal matters.

Series includes: personal and professional letters, post cards, and cards.

Stanley, George Anthony

Works of other writers

Series documents Stanley’s interactions with other writers and their work. Includes copies of other writers’ work sent to Stanley, Stanley’s suggestions, as well as published articles about the writers themselves and their work.

Series includes manuscripts, typescripts, posters, pamphlets, and newspaper cuttings.

Stanley, George Anthony

Committee records

Series consists of records and meeting minutes pertaining to Occupy Vancouver committees: General Assembly, Volunteer Coordinating Committee, Info Tent, Security and Safe Guard Unit. It includes also Occupy Vancouver leaflets, booklets, by-laws and general records related to day-to-day activities.

Photographs and moving images

Series consists of nine photographs of the same Occupy Vancouver group of activists taken from different angles and one photograph of a single protester. It also includes eighteen digital videos and fifty digital photographs taken on October 15, 2011 by Sue Wilson with images related to the Raging Grannies, activists’ activities, policemen, posters and media.

Publications

Series consists of articles and publications, including issues of The Occupied Vancouver Sun, and articles from Extra and MetroNews. It also includes the book Dispatches from the Occupation: A History of Change (2012) by Stephen Collis.

Personal records

Series consists of personal records from Bringhurst and his immediate family. Personal records from his parents include letters between the two, as well as official records such as birth, death, and marriage certificates. Materials arising from Bringhurst's personal activities include passports and numerous daybooks, dating from 2000-2013.

Personal records

Series consists of records relating to Marlatt's personal activities, including some works of others and responses to her writings. Records include correspondence, writings, land title documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and brochures.

Poetry – unpublished book records

Series consists of material relating to unpublished collections of Peter Trower’s poetry. Includes an edited manuscript for a proposed book entitled "The Gathering: Poems New and Revised," initial and final selections of poems for a proposed book entitled "Through the Apricot Air: Selected poems 1969-2002," poems drafts and selections of a proposed book entitled "Smeltertown and Other Poems" (or, alternately, "Smeltertown and Points South"), and an aborted logging poetry anthology to be co-edited with David Day.

Film scripts and related records

Series consists of records relating to film adaptations of Peter Trower’s novels "Grogan’s Cafe" and "Dead Man’s Ticket," as well as those relating to his acting role (as himself) in "The Diary of Evelyn Lau." Records include screenplays, correspondence, option agreements, and shooting schedule.

Series has been arranged into the following three sub-series according to film: Grogan’s cafe film records (1994-2005), Dead man’s ticket film records ([ca. 2000]) and The diary of Evelyn Lau film records (1993).

Readings, festivals and events records

Series consists of records relating to Peter Trower’s readings, his musical performances, and his participation in various literary festivals, conferences and other events. Series includes video and sound recordings of readings by Trower and readings by other authors, including Al Purdy and Patrick Lane. Also included are video and audio recordings of Caulk Boots & Marlin Spikes performances that Trower participated in, and a video recording copy of the "Between the Sky and the Splinters" documentary, filmed by the CBC in 1976. Record types include correspondence, notes, reading programs, set lists, newspaper articles and clippings, as well as posters, brochures, and other promotional material.

Awards and honours records

Series consists of correspondence, certificates, and promotional material relating to various awards and honours received by Peter Trower. Includes records relating to Trower’s receipt of a BC 2000 Book Award, the BC Gas Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 and the Canadian Author’s Association Jack Chalmers Poetry Award in 2005. Series also includes records relating to his third place finish for the BC Book Prizes Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize in 2001 and his nomination for a 2003 ReLit Award in the poetry category.

Personal records

Series consists of records of a personal nature created or acumulated by Peter Trower. Records include material relating to The Dylan Thomas Circle of Vancouver (an organization that promotes an appreciation of Dylan Thomas’ works), pamphlets from memorial services of Trower's friends, an invitation to Trower's nephew's wedding, and a photograph of Trower's former girlfriend June Boe.

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. Additional material includes enclosed contracts, poetry, and other textual records. The series is divided into five sub-series: Incoming correspondence; Outgoing correspondence; Alphabetical correspondence; Chronological correspondence; and General correspondence.

Business operational files and related records

Series consists of correspondence with professional organizations, governmental departments or ministries, and service providers dealt with in the course of normal business. Records include: internal communications, external correspondence, reports, grant applications and awards, contracts, minutes, notes, trade publications, contracts, memorandum, and invoices.

Sales figures records

Series consists of balance sheets detailing book sales by title per month, grouped by year. The reports visibly grow more complex over the years as computerization and software allowed for greater detail in accounting. Records include: balance sheets, both handwritten and printouts.

Payroll and taxes records

Series consists of financial records relating to payroll, taxes and employment forms. Records include: financial statements, printouts, balance sheets, notes, tax statements and receipts.

Draft manuscript files

Series consists of one file labeled “Manuscript – A Very Ordinary Life”. The papers inside are annotated and heavily edited at times.

Writings

  • MsC-128-0-2
  • Series
  • [196-?]–[before 2010]; predominant 1972–1982
  • Part of Al Neil fonds

Series contains handwritten and typed manuscripts, notebooks, fragments, published writings by Al Neil, and writings and drawing by others. Series has been arranged into the following three sub-series: Original manuscripts ([196-?]–[before 2010]), Published writings ([1951]–1989), and Works of others (1965–1994).

Neil, Al

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