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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Series
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This series consists of letters, notes and postcards created and received by various members of the Woodsworth/MacInnis families, primarily Grace MacInnis. Key events mentioned in this correspondence include the Woodsworth family's years in Gibson's Landing, B.C., the period of time between the arrest and release from jail of J.S. Woodsworth in the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, Lucy Woodworth's participation in the Women's International League conference of 1924, an extended European tour that J.S. and Lucy took in 1932, and the general course of Grace and Angus MacInnis's political careers from the 1930's through the 1960's.

Records related to work with charities and organizations

Laurier LaPierre invested significant time contributing to various charities and organizations throughout his life. This series is comprised of records, primarily correspondence and reports, relating to is work with these entities. Some of these activities took place during his service as Senator, so related records can be found in Series 4: Records related to term in Senate and Series 6: Records related to public speaking engagements.

General correspondence and personal records

This series is comprised of some of Laurier LaPierre’s personal records, including legal and medical records, newspaper articles and both personal and general correspondence. It contains primarily textual records, but also photographs and some ephemera. Included also are programs, cards and ephemera from LaPierre’s funeral.

Works by Duncan McNaughton and others

This series consists of material found throughout the fonds of which Colin Stuart was not the creator. Primarily these were generated by Colin's good friend, Duncan McNaughton, but other authors are represented as well. The final file in the series contains transcriptions of some of Colin's work, compiled by his sister on the 1-year anniversary of his passing.

Education and administrative

This series consists of documents found throughout the fonds that relate to Colin's life outside of his poetry - either academic, employment, personal, medical or legal.


This series consists of photographs found in files elsewhere in the fonds and organized here, stored together for preservation purposes. Each image has been assigned a unique identifier, which is noted at the file level.


This series consists of notebooks found throughout the fonds and collected for ease of access. They consist of poem drafts, random notes or musings, and personal diaries kept from Colin's student days up until shortly before his death in 2018.


This series contains correspondence removed from other files in the fonds and organized here, primarily by recipient.

Manuscripts, drafts, and notes

This series consists of the extensive bulk of Colin Stuart's body of work - largely unpublished and/or incomplete. It has been divided into two sub-series: Manuscripts and complete poems (1967-[200-]) and Partial manuscripts, drafts, and notes ([ca. 1964]-[before May 2018]).


This series contains records relating to June Skinner's finances, primarily her income tax returns and royalty statements. The two sub-series are: Income Tax and Royalty Statements.

Skinner, June Margaret


This series contains newspaper clippings, quotes (many with June's personal commentary), and photographs. Most of which were created before June was married or while she was a newlywed. Other records in this series are a report card, and birthday cards for a baby.

Skinner, June Margaret


Series contains handwritten text, and copies of newspaper clippings. The handwritten text may relate to A Voice was Heard in Ramah. The newspaper clippings were used for research when writing Bleak November.

Skinner, June Margaret


Series contains correspondence (both incoming and outgoing), contracts for book publishing and movie adaptations, and copyright applications for June Skinner's novels.

Skinner, June Margaret


Series contains both incoming and outgoing correspondence. The correspondence relates to June's professional life as a writer and her personal life. It is arranged in six sub-series: Correspondence related to novels (1959-1992); Correspondence from publishing companies (1953-1965); Correspondence with agents (1954-1981); Correspondence with Al Hart (1960-1990); General (1958-1992); and Personal ([1949?]-2000).

Skinner, June Margaret


Series consists of typed and handwritten manuscripts of stories, novels, and poems written by June Skinner. It also contains galley proofs from several of her novels. Series is arranged into two sub-series: Published ([195-?]-1981), and Unpublished (1936-[1992?]).

Skinner, June Margaret

Administrative records

Series consists of newspaper clippings, art consignment information, art fundraising records, copyright reproduction information, day timers, travel records, grant applications, postcards, greeting cards, correspondence (typed and handwritten) from poets, writers and art organizations, a magazine article about The Georgia Straight, memorial pamphlets, website design plans and notes, BC Photography and Media Arts Society records (meeting agendas, committee and financial reports, planning records, staff lists and correspondence) and records (reports, constitution, correspondence, minutes, and exhibition requirements) pertaining to the Coast Art Trust. Series also includes official government correspondence, a petition letter on behalf of Barry McKinnon and newsletter articles on Pierre Coupey while he was an instructor at Capilano College/University.


Series consists of artwork lists, reviews, art commission records, research, newspaper clippings, UBC panel discussion itinerary and letter, correspondence to and from art galleries, correspondence pertaining to government run art programs; design sketches, sketchbooks and journals; artworks on paper, newspaper clippings and art related print ephemera.

Exhibition records

Series consists of gallery correspondence, exhibition invitations and catalogues, artist catalogues, postcards, newspaper clippings, exhibition floor plans, handwritten notes, ephemera, magazine articles, mock-ups, drafts and proofs for layout and design work for invitations and catalogues, invitation lists, photocopies of guest books, mailing lists, an interview transcription of Coupey with a curator, exhibition planning records, cue card notes, research information, business cards, itinerary and travel records, gallery guides, comment books, corporate sponsorship records, to do lists, promotional drafts, newsletters, drafts for essays, budgets and receipts, a student essay, grant program information, printmaking information, laser copies and transparencies, installation photographs, quotes, memoranda, lists of artworks, press release and announcements and an exhibition attendance report.

Capilano College (University)

Series consists of records generated from Coupey’s work as an Instructor of English Literature, Canadian Literature, Composition and Creative Writing at Capilano College. Records include and are not limited to the following: correspondence, departmental records, VHS teaching materials, Art Advisory Committee records, greeting cards, ephemera, newspaper clippings, dispute information regarding Capilano University’s cuts to the Fine Arts program, contact information for the Capilano College Art Institute, memos regarding reading engagements, memoranda, applications, project proposals, list of expenses, Coupey’s CVs and correspondence for Paid Educational Leaves. Also included are correspondence, maps, memoranda, travel plans, Aichi Gakusen College information, photographs, travel and tourist guides, handwritten research notes, and itinerary for Coupey’s visit to Japan.

In 2003 just prior to Coupey's retirement, Coupey received a one month faculty exchange at Capilano College's sister school Aichi Gakusen College, Okazaki, Japan in the Aichi Prefecture. Aichi Gakusen, like Capilano College, is a coed liberal arts college situated in Aichi, Japan. One of the College's goals is to offer a faculty exchange to Capilano instructors to pursue their professional development projects as they relate to Japan. As part of the Faculty exchange, Capilano College faculty are to provide lectures, have office hours available to students and assist with orientation of Aichi Gakusen students, who may eventually attend Capilano College. While at Aichi, Coupey researched calligraphy from the Kamakura period, 14th to 16th C. During his stay, Coupey was fortunate to attend three major exhibitions of Kamakura period work in Kyoto, which provided in-depth research for his Faculty Exchange.

Poetry and creative writing

Series consists of drafts, sample pages, unpublished and published literary works by Pierre Coupey and other writers/poets, advertisements, ephemera, an early Pierre Coupey CV, reading engagement information, publication outline and forms for the West Coast Poetry and Poetics Anthology project, invitations, newspaper clippings, postcards, type written, email and hand written correspondence and an audio cassette.

This series is divided into 5 sub-series: 1: Poetry ([ca. 1957-2012]); 2: Poetry publications - general (1960-1979); 3: Poetry publications - "West Coast Poetry & Poetics Anthology" ( 1970-1980); 4: Literary works by other authors (1960-2012); 5: Research for literary works ([198-?-2011])

Independent press

Series consists of correspondence, drafts and copies of the free press papers, newspaper articles and protest information.

Publication - "The Capilano Review" (TCR)

The Capilano Review (TCR) was founded in 1971 by Pierre Coupey at Capilano College in North Vancouver. Its first issue appeared in 1972. The series consists of records generated from the publishing activities of The Capilano Review when Coupey was the founding editor from 1971-1976; editor 1989-1991; assistant editor 1987-1989, 2002, to committee member and now as a Board member. TCR provides a forum for experimental contemporary writings and poetry from notable writers and poets along with publishing artworks by artists from Canada, the US and other countries. Along with publishing the magazine, TCR also conducts interviews and hosts workshops, talks and panel discussions. In 2015, TCR parted from Capilano University to become an independent literary, art and poetry magazine. Records include, but are not limited to the following: correspondence, artwork submissions, research articles, Curricula Vitae (CVs) and biographies, interview transcriptions, marked proofs, newspaper articles, hand written notes, postcards and greeting cards, administrative records (agendas, minutes, memos and letters) for the Koerner Foundation Lecture Series, submissions from writers such as Sharon Thesen, Michael Ondaatje, Bill Schermbrucker, George Bowering, Phyllis Webb, Duncan McNaughton, and Jack Spicer, and correspondence from writers/poets such as Robin Blaser, Brian Fawcett, bp Nichol, Fielding Dawson, Audrey Thomas, Susan Musgrave, Rick Jones, Brian Fisher, Stan Persky and Guy Montpetit. The Series also includes a copy of and is not limited to the following: the Capilano Courier, February 14, 1979, which ran a parody of The Capilano Review; Boreal: poesia Espanola en el Canada, Marzo 1975 nos. 4-5; Cancion En El Viento poesias by Manuel Betanzos Santos, 1974; a manuscript of San Francisco Gone by George Stanley, 1989; poetic works such as “The White Antibes, The Canaries” “The Black Bull,” “Morning,” “Bet On It,” and “To Melville” by Duncan McNaughton; Stan Dragland’s “Creatures of Ecstasy,” 1986 and non-fiction work “Coach House Poetry,” ND and Michael de Courcy’s “Grocery List,” ND.


This series contains two synthesizers (Buchla 400 and The Black Box), an Atari computer, as well as various small objects and artworks from Bartlett’s possessions.


This series contains photographs (black and white, colour, prints, slides, and negatives) from all periods of Bartlett’s life. There are extensive photographs of his travels in South East Asia, as well as numerous photos from his home on the Sunshine Coast and his travels with friends in his sailboat.


This series contains material relating to Martin Bartlett’s compositional output throughout the course of his career.
The series is divided into 3 sub-series: Scores (1964-1993), Computer Programs (1985-1993), and Recordings (1965-1990).


This series contains textual materials that Martin Bartlett wrote during the course of his career. Some are academic texts on composition and the use of electronics or tuning systems. Others are published works from yachting magazines, others are musings on the nature of art, beauty, and nature. There is also some information from grant applications and concert programs.

Computer Programming

This series contains mostly computer disks and some audio cassettes relating to Bartlett’s programming of MABEL, FORTH, and MIDAS language development and usage, as well as startup disks and software, and information about experimental tuning systems. Some of the material relates to programs on the Buchla 400. The textual materials include notes and the manual to the Atari computer, as well as journal articles, magazines, scores, symposia programs, and correspondence.

Research Material

This series contains textual materials and audio recordings (cassettes, audio reels, vinyl records) related to professional activities that are not specifically gamelan or composition, though they may also be related to both. Items include recordings of compositions by other composers, samples of sounds, recordings of different world music (especially a large number of recordings of Indian classical music), and some live concert recordings.


This series contains textual materials and audio recordings of Gamelan music. It includes scores for Javanese and Balinese Gamelan (noted as Javanese or Balinese Gendhing), research materials related to Gamelan, and audio recordings (cassettes and vinyl records). It also includes information about the acquisition of SFU’s Gamelan, the Gamelan festival at SFU in 1986, and about the interdisciplinary production of A Gamelan Tempest at SFU in 1989. The photographs for these event are housed in Series 10: Photographs.

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