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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Stanley, George Anthony Arts and culture
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George Stanley fonds

  • MsC 99
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2011

Fonds illustrates George Stanley’s work as a poet in San Francisco, New York, Vancouver, and Terrace, spanning from the late 1950s to the present. Fonds also documents Stanley’s interactions with the broader literary scenes, including publishers and other writers. Fonds is divided into seven series: Correspondence (1967-2007), George Stanley poems and other writings (1957-2011), Works of other writers ([ca.1957]-2011), Literary events and publication (1972-2011), Personal documents (1972-1990), Photographs of George Stanley and associates (1964-1983).

Records in the fonds include: correspondence, loose leaf and bound typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks, chapbooks, sound recordings, personal journals, published materials, financial records, and photographs.

Stanley, George Anthony

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Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and ephemera as well as published and unpublished manuscripts from several authors: Victoria Walker, Stephen Stepanchev, Lionel Kearns, George Stanley, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Joan Kyger, Bill Corbett,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

Photographs of George Stanley and associates

Series documents Stanley’s interactions with friends from different literary circles, including: Beat Movement, Jack Spicer Circle, San Francisco Renaissance, writers associated with TISH magazine and other parts of the Vancouver arts scene.

Photographs feature writers and friends of George Stanley, including: Helen Adam, Paul Alexander, Hope Anderson, Tony Aste, Ebbe Borregaard, Robin Blaser, Bill Brodecky, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Lewis Ellingham, Nemi Frost, Jim Herndon, Joanne Kyger, Billy Little, Bill McNeill, Stan Persky, David Phillips, Ron Primack, George Stanley, and Scott Watson.

Stanley, George Anthony

Personal documents

Series documents Stanley’s personal life outside of his work as a poet, and includes records relating to: the death of writer James Herndon, teaching at Northwest Community College, and other personal interests and reflections.

Records in the series include: correspondence, journals, and drawings.

Stanley, George Anthony

Literary events and publication

Series documents the publication and critical reception of Stanley’s work and his interaction with the broader literary community.

Series includes: correspondence, financial records, contracts, and sound recordings of readings.

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

George Stanley poems and other writings

Series documents Stanley’s creative process, including research, writing, and editing in preparation for publication.

Series includes: research notes, drafts, notebooks, typescripts, manuscripts, and chapbooks. Files in the series are arranged alphabetically by title of work, and include a file of miscellaneous poetry

Stanley, George Anthony

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