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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Sub-series
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"The Animals in Their Elements" notes, drafts and other records

Sub-series consists of records relating to the writing and publishing of Flood’s first collection of short stories, "The Animals in Their Elements." Records include notes, drafts and correspondence with publishers. Sub-series also includes ten publications in which Flood’s stories are printed: "New: West Coast Fiction" (1983); "Vancouver Short Stories" (1983); "Matrix" (1981); "Queen's Quarterly" (1981); "Common Ground" (1980); "Journal of Canadian Fiction" (1980); "Fireweed" (1989); "Event" (1987); "Prism International" (1987); and "Atlantis" (1981).

The Hero’s Walk articles and reviews

Subseries consists of articles and reviews of the novel The Hero’s Walk published in Canadian and international magazines and newspapers. It also includes Italian articles on Anita Rau Badami as winner of Berto Prize with her novel The Hero’s Walk

Film scripts, screenplays and related records - general

Sub-series consists of scripts and screenplays written by Norman Klenman, alone and in collaboration with others, for feature and short films, produced and not produced, as well as related records. Additional material includes related notes, correspondence, contracts, research material, and moving images. Includes screenplays for “Beggarman’s Game,” “Dilbeck Junior,” “The Ecstasy of Rita Joe,” “A Forest of Eyes,” Ivy League Killers (a.k.a. “The Fast Ones”), “Nails,” "Now That April’s Here," “Passion” (based on The Gambler), “Riel”, and “Voices,” as well as a number of other scripts written for the National Film Board and CBC-TV. Series also includes two "Ivy League Killers" film reels.

“Woodsmen of the West” screenplays and related records

Sub-series consists of records relating to Norman Klenman’s development of a screenplay for a feature film titled “Woodsmen of the West,” inspired by M. Allerdale Grainger’s memoir of the British Columbia coast in 1908, and plans for its production. Records include several screenplay drafts, notes and ideas, research material, contracts, and production budget and casting proposals.

General records

Sub-series consists of records relating to Wah's professional service and activities, including his service on various groups and committees (excluding the Writers’ Union of Canada), his work as a judge for literary prizes, his applications for grants, and related activities. Records include correspondence, manuscripts and drafts of works of others, and administrative records.

Incoming correspondence

File consists of correspondence received by Gladys Hindmarch relating to personal and professional matters, as well as a small number of letters addressed to people other than Hindmarch. Correspondents include Robin Blaser, George Bowering, Neap Hoover, Robert Kroetsch, and Fred Wah, among others.

Administrative records

Sub-series consists of correspondence, contracts and notes regarding Marlatt's university job applications and the administrative aspects of her faculty appointments.

Sage Hill Poetry Colloquium development records

Sub-series consists of records relating to Daphne Marlatt's activities at the annual Sage Hill Poetry Colloquium in Saskatchewan, associated with the Sage Hill Writing Experience. Marlatt served as the colloquium's facilitator. Records include correspondence, brochures, articles, evaluations, and notes.

The Judas hills records

Sub-series consists of records relating to Peter Trower's 2000 novel "The Judas Hills." Records include notes, outline and manuscripts from various stages of the novel's development (including first and final drafts), editorial comments by John Moore, Trower's storyboard sketches, and Trower's comments on the novel's cover design.

Coast news articles, reviews and poems

Sub-series consists of newspaper articles, reviews, and poems, written by Peter Trower and published in the Coast News newspaper. Includes some original articles and some photocopied reproductions. Articles are often accompanied by explanatory comments added by Trower at a later date.

Poems for a dark Sunday records

Sub-series consists of copies of Peter Trower’s first collection of poetry, "Poems for a Dark Sunday" published in 1964 as a mimeo. Includes a copy with comments made by Trower at a later date, a copy with comments by Ted Poole, and a revised version created in 1969.

Ragged horizons records

Sub-series consists of records relating to the development and promotion of Trower's 1978 book "Ragged Horizons." Includes the final selection of poems, as well as correspondence, corrections, a draft of Al Purdy’s introduction, and promotional material.

A ship called Destiny records

Sub-series consists of records relating to Trower's 2000 "A Ship Called Destiny: Poems of Love and Travel," originally titled "Yvonne’s Book." Includes the first selection of poems, an edited manuscript, the author’s introduction, postscript and table of contents, and galley proofs with photographs.

General notes and research records

File consists of Stonebanks’ notes and research records relating to Ginger Goodwin’s life more generally; the research materials in this sub-series are not related to any one specific section of Stonebanks’ book.

Works of others

Sub-series consists of writings and drawings by others; writers include Beth Jankola, Carolyn Zonailo, Howard Broomfield, Jamie Reid and Gail Tuttle. Artists include Madja Van Dam and Chris Reed.

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Works authored by McWhinney

This series consists of 3 sub-series: Works authored by McWhinney (1956-2013); Works about McWhinney (1963-2012); Works edited or reviewed by McWhinney (1974-2015)

Broadsides and Posters

The following large broadsides and posters associated with this sub-series were entered into the SFU catalog and have been stored in the Contemporary Literature Collection cases in Special Collections:

Chapter O (for Christian Bök) #1 & #2 / Derek Beaulieu
Midwinter Glaciaria / Christian Bok
Sentences on Simon Morris / Howard Britton
Instruction manual / Lucia Della Paolera
The different senses in which... / Lucia Della Paolera
For Atomino / Derek Beaulieu
Andy Warhol had been shot / Steve Giasson
Carnival: second panel / Steve McCaffery

Photographs documenting artworks

Sub-series consists of one photograph album and loose photographic prints and slides of Beaulieu’s artworks, installations and related events.

Editorial files

Sub-series consists of files of editorial correspondence, submissions and marked proofs of housepress publications.

Administrative files

Sub-series includes records generated from the administration of housepress and includes the housepress minute book, permission files, ISBN log, grant application, correspondence, one photograph and publicity clippings.

Financial records

Sub-series consists of records documenting the financial operation of housepress, including invoices, bank statements, bank books, check stubs, notices of assessment, and receipts.

Electronic file backups

Sub-series consists of electronic backups of housepress’s administrative and manuscript files.


Sub-series consists of the housepress sign, as well as linocuts, stamps and a seal used in the production of housepress chapbooks.

No press publications

Series consists of the chapbooks published by No press from 2005 to 2015. Individual publications are listed in the attached pdf bibliography.

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