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Al Neil fonds

  • MsC-128
  • Fonds
  • 1907–2010

Fonds consists of records generated from Al Neil's work as a musician, artist and writer, as well as his personal and family records. These include family photographs, records from Neil's military service, correspondence, documentation of performances, art exhibitions and collages, clippings of interviews and reviews, original manuscripts and drafts, published writings, grant applications, posters, and material related to his and Carole Itter's cabin at Dollarton, North Vancouver, BC.

Fonds has been arranged into the following eight series: Correspondence (1959–2010); Writings (1968–1996); Professional records (1936-2009); Reviews and clippings (1958–2009); Personal records (1940–1994); Photographs ([185-]–[200-]); Videos (1978–2005), and Sound recordings (1976–1987).

Neil, Al

Alan Twigg/BC BookWorld fonds

  • MsC 63
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2008

The fonds consist of materials that relate to Twigg’s work as a writer, publisher and cofounder of the B.C. Book Prizes in the years 1975 to 2008. The fonds is arranged in 14 series: Correspondence; Political Campaign and Poetry of Bud Osborn; Vancouver Theatre; Television Interviews; Twigg’s Book Research; George Woodcock’s Translation of Proust; Audio Cassette Interviews; Transcripts of Interviews; Authors’ Photographs and Negatives; Special Items; B.C. Book Prizes; Miscellaneous; Prairie BookWorld Founding Records; and Twigg’s Newspaper and Magazine Articles.

Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, taped television interviews, transcripts of television interviews, drafts of Twigg’s literary works, an unpublished manuscript of George Woodcock’s translation of Proust, audio cassette interviews, transcripts of interviews, photographs, banners, awards, legal documents, financial records, notes and newspaper and magazine clippings of Twigg’s published articles.

Twigg, Alan

Andrew Crozier fonds

  • MsE 3
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1974

The fonds consists of manuscripts, including typescripts, proofs, galleys, and page proofs corrected by the author, and correspondence from Robin Blaser to Ferry Press pertaining to publication of Blaser's translation of "Les Chimeres".

Crozier, Andrew

Anita Rau Badami fonds

  • MsC 141
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2006

Fonds consists of correspondence, drafts, articles, reviews, and other records created and accumulated by Anita Rau Badami in the course of her career as a writer. Includes drafts of her first three novels: Tamarind Mem (1997), The Hero’s Walk and Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?. There are no records related to her last novel, Tell it to the Trees (2011). The records have been arranged in the following four series: Personal records (1992-2003); Tamarind Mem (1994-2001); The Hero’s Walk (1999-2005); Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? (2003-2006).

Badami, Anita Rau

Ann Messenger fonds

  • F-176
  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1999

Fonds consists of records relating to the personal and academic activites of Ann Messenger. Activities, events and topics documented include Messenger's social and academic activities while attending college and university; her marriage to Bill Messenger; her career as an academic, including her experiences as a young professor at Simon Fraser University; and her academic activities, including her research, writings, and publications. Fonds also includes correspondence of Bill Messenger and his father, Edmund Messenger.

Records include correspondence; publications, papers, articles, and reviews; notes, assignments, and examinations; course outlines, lesson plans, and lecture and tutorial notes; typescripts and proofs; journals; photographs and postcards; applications and appointment forms; and a text book.

Messenger, Ann

Anne Cameron fonds

  • MsC 13
  • Fonds
  • [198?]-[199?]

Fonds consists of the literary papers of BC writer Anne Cameron. Records include manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, news clippings, correspondence, periodicals, notebooks, and floppy disks.

Cameron, Anne

Archibald Lampman collection

  • MsC 7
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1965

The collection consists of Lampman's manuscripts, letters by Lampman to Maud Playter Lampman (1885-1898), letters to family members, correspondence with other poets and editors (1882-1897), letters exchanged between Lampman family members and friends (1859-1950) and miscellanea (1887-1965). Correspondents include Bliss Carman and Hamlin Garland. Collection includes photographs of Lampman, the Lampman family, and various Lampman residences.

Lampman, Archibald

B.C. Poets & Print fonds

  • MsC 19
  • Fonds
  • 1987

The fonds consists of 16 audio cassette recordings, along with textual transcriptions of tapes.

B.C. Poets & Print

BC Book Prizes fonds

  • MsC 122
  • Fonds
  • 2006-2009

The fonds consists of promotional materials, most notably full-colour posters, surrounding the shortlisting and adjudication of potential winners and the subsequent selection and celebration of winners of the prestigious prizes. Also included are media clippings and press releases surrounding the event.

BC Book Prizes

Barry McKinnon fonds

  • MsC 129
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1985-1988]

The fonds consists of materials created by Barry McKinnon in connection with his book "Poets and Print: Talks with 10 B.C. Poet/Publishers". The fonds includes original tapes of interviews, transcriptions, edited transcriptions, drafts, and a small amount of correspondence. Interviews included those with Gerry Gilbert, George Bowering, Brian Fawcett, Bill Bissett, and Stan Persky.

McKinnon, Barry

Betty Lambert fonds

  • MsC 18
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1983

The fonds consists of correspondence, notebooks, and manuscripts of Betty Lambert relating to her career as a writer and a university professor.

Lambert, Betty

Bill Bissett fonds

  • MsC 2
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1978

Fonds consists primarily of manuscripts and poems of Bill Bissett, journal entries (1958), reviews, sketches and doodles, correspondence, paste-ups and graphics for several Blewointment Press publications, and photographs of the press.

Bissett, Bill

Bill Gaston fonds

  • MsC 94
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2008

The fonds consists mainly of items related to Gaston's writing activities dating from 1981. It includes hand-written and word-processed correspondence between Gaston and friends, editors, publishers, and other writers; galley copies, published copies, manuscripts and drafts of unpublished and published books, articles, short stories, plays, radio plays, reviews, and poems; clippings and photocopies of reviews of Gaston's work; pen and ink drawings by Gaston; author photographs, contact sheets, and negatives; miscellaneous notes by Gaston on his work, thoughts, and readings; notes and memos related to Gaston's work as a teacher; an address book; a VHS video tape; promotional materials for Gaston's books and public appearances at readings and festivals; and ephemera such as tourism brochures.

The materials were received from the creator in two accessions. The first accession consisted of 12 boxes containing records of Gaston's work and writing from 1981 to 2005, including materials relating to all his published works up to Sointula (2004). The second consisted of five boxes containing materials relating mostly to the period from 2006 to 2008, covering the creation and publication of Midnight Hockey (2006), Gargoyles (2006), and The Order of Good Cheer (2008). The creator had arranged the materials in the fonds generally by individual work, and this arrangement has been maintained. Original file titles, where available, have also been retained. The fonds has been divided into 8 series: Series 1. Correspondence; Series 2. Writing; Series 3. Promotion, reviews, awards and honours; Series 4. Biographical information and photos; Series 5. Professional activities and teaching; Series 6. Screenplay adaptation of Sointula; Series 7. Ephemera; Series 8. Books

Gaston, Bill

Billy Little fonds

  • MsC 93
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1993

Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and ephemera as well as published and unpublished manuscripts from several authors: Victoria Walker, Stephen Stepanchev, Lionel Kearns, George Stanley, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Joan Kyger, Bill Corbett, Duncan McNaughton, Robin Blaser and Michael Davidson.

Little, Billy

British Columbia Pipers' Association fonds

  • F-254
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1974

The fonds consists of minutes of the association from 1932 to 1974. The minutes document the decisions and activities of the association including elections, rules for competitions, organizing dances, fundraisers, competitions, and the annual gatherings. Minutes for March 1935 to early January, 1939 are missing.

British Columbia Pipers' Association

Bud Osborn fonds

  • MsC 164
  • Fonds
  • [198?]-2014

Fonds consists of records created and received by Bud Osborn during his life and work as an activist, poet and community organizer in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Records include legal documents, reports, manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, royalty statements, sound recordings and research.

Osborn, Bud

Caledonia Writing Series fonds

  • MsC 11
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1981

The fonds consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence to Barry McKinnon, book files (including manuscripts), business records, and publications of the Caledonia Writing Series press.

Caledonia Writing Series

Carol Berge fonds

  • MsA 26
  • Fonds
  • 1964

The fonds consists of a typescript copy of the poem "Chant for Half the World".

Berge, Carol

Caroline Adderson fonds

  • MsC 40
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2004

The collection consists of materials that relate to Caroline Adderson's work as a writer. Types of materials include: versions of drafts of manuscripts, many with holograph annotations; incoming and outgoing correspondence in the form of handwritten and typewritten letters, and hard copies of email and fax; research relating to her work including collected works by other writers; notes that relate to and inform her literary work; promotional, personal, and research-related photographs; reviews of her work; and a collection of published work in monograph and serial format. These monographs and serials have been catalogued in SFU's Special Collections catalogue. Materials were accessioned in varying states of organization. Much of the material was and remains intermingled, and some had been organized and described by Adderson. Some folders have been written upon by the author, accompanied with explanations of the contents of the corresponding files. In this finding aid, RAD applies consistency to the body of material, but the descriptive contents within the actual folders are not consistent for this reason. All information Adderson has provided about her records has been kept with the appropriate papers.

Adderson, Caroline

Carolyn Zonailo fonds

  • MsC 79
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2005

The fonds contains manuscripts, correspondence, journals, documents related to provincial and national writers organizations and documents related to the founding and running of Caitlin Press, The Poem Factory/Usine de Poeme, and Coracle Press including correspondence, manuscripts, promotional materials, and business records. Also includes papers related to Zonailo's academic work at various universities, as well as personal memorabilia, phonograph recordings and audio-cassettes of Zonailo's poetry set to music, video-cassettes, musical scores, literary periodicals, books by other authors (mostly inscribed to Zonailo), poetry broadsides, chapbooks, and ephemera. Records related to Zonailo's work as a member or the planning committee of the C.G. Jung Society of Montreal and editor of its newsletter are also included as well as correspondence, periodicals, graphic materials, and other records related to astrology.

Zonailo, Carolyn

Charles Olson collection

  • MsA 14
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1969

The collection consists of letters written by Charles Olson to five men who edited and published his works: Robin Blaser, Andrew Crozier, Barry Hall, LeRoi Jones, and Ed Sanders. Some of the letters were accompanied by manuscripts produce by Olson during the period 1965 to 1969. Collection includes a group of student assignments (mostly poetry) collected by Olson when he was in residence at University of British Columbia in 1963.

Olson, Charles

Charles Watts fonds

  • MsA 35
  • Fonds
  • [196?-1998]

The fonds consists chiefly of correspondence.

Watts, Charles

Charles van Sandwyck fonds

  • MsC 111
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2005

Fonds primarily contains examples of art created by Charles van Sandwyk from 1987-2005. The art includes prints, ephemera from books published by van Sandwyk, and ephemera from art exhibitions. Also included is biographical items about van Sandwyk, and two photographs of the artist. The material is arranged based on the type of material and, when applicable, the book for which the art was created. The fonds is divided into five series: Series 1. Biographical Items, Series 2. Books, Series 3. Promotional Materials, Series 4. Book Ephemera, Series 5. Art Ephemera.

Van Sandwyck, Charles

Christian Bok fonds

  • MsC 60
  • Fonds
  • [1985?]-2007

The fonds consists of correspondence (e-mail), manuscripts, photographs, and graphic material.

Bok, Christian

Cid Corman fonds

  • MsA 2
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1963, 1969-1970

The fonds consists of correspondence to Cid Corman from Louis Zukofsky. Corman has made notes on the margins of some of the letters.

Corman, Cid

Clayton Eshleman fonds

  • MsA 9
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1961

The fonds consists of incoming correspondence (some accompanied by poems) to Eshleman by Allen Ginsberg, W.C. Williams and Florence Williams, Robert Duncan and Edward Dorn. Fonds includes some outgoing correspondence to Asphodel Bookstore in Cleveland, Ohio.

Eshleman, Clayton

Cobblestone Press fonds

  • MsC 118
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1984

Fonds consists of printed materials from Cobblestone Press and Giampa's work records, including digital font files, catalogues, sales reports, newspaper clippings and correspondence.

Giampa, Gerald

Coyote's Journal fonds

  • MsA 31
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1974

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts of Coyote Books, Coyote's Journal and the earlier Northwest Review, along with galley proofs, layout sheets, reports, and other material. Correspondence, much of it to editor Edward Van Aelstyn, includes letters from Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Michael McClure, Gary Snyder, Jonathan Williams, Ron Loewinsohn, Clayton Eshleman and Philip Whalen.

Coyote's Journal

Curt Johnson fonds

  • MsA 13
  • Fonds
  • 1967

The fonds consists of a letter; proofsheets for an afterword to Anaconda, a novel by Jerry Bumpus.

Johnson, Curt

Cynthia Flood fonds

  • MsC 106
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2008

The fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Flood through her activities as a writer. Records include notes, drafts, correspondence with publishers, contracts, promotional materials, reviews, royalty statements, notebooks, handwritten manuscripts and copies of published journals in which Flood’s works are printed.

The fonds has been arranged into the following three series: Short stories (1961-2008); Novels (1974-2004); and Essays, talks and reviews (1972-2006).

Flood, Cynthia

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