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Sheila Peters

File consists of a signed copy of the book "Tending the Remnant Damage" by Sheila Peters, a letter from Peters, and an excerpt of a story.

Audible light: illustrations

File consists of correspondence, page proofs, image licensing agreements, and invoices related to illustrations for Bringhurst's chapter in the book "Coming to Shore: Northwest Coast Ethnology, Traditions, and Visions," entitled, "The Audible Light in the Eyes: In Honor of Claude Lévi-Strauss."


File consists of airplane boarding passes, a document entitled "A family of sorts," a 2 pages from the June 1 2002 issue of the newspaper "The courier mail."

2/2 Belcourt (Winnipeg, 2002)

File consists of notes, correspondence, an event poster, and a draft version of the lecture "The Prosody of meaning: Literary form in Native North America," Bringhurst's Belcourt lecture at the University of Manitoba.

Gudrun Dreher 2002 version 1

File consists of version 1 of Gudrun Dreher's doctoral dissertation, entitled, "Stories are maps, songs are caches and trails: the verbal art of Haayas, Kingagwaaw, Gumsiiwa, Ghandl and Skaay - five master mythtellers from Haida Gwaii: part I. Skaay of the Qquuna Qiighawaay."


File consists of 2 items designed and printed by Russell Maret, an advertisement for the “Poetry in Translation” chapbook series, and a prospectus for “Eclectic Geometric,” as well as correspondence with Maret.

Nebraska 2002

File consists of materials related to a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska to participate in a seminar at the University of Nebraska entitled “Aspect of the Book”: an event brochure, notes, correspondence, and a road map.

Taylor prize 2000-2002

File consists of materials related to the organization of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction: press packets, advertising materials, and correspondence from trustees.

Wright review

File consists of the text of Bringhurst’s review of the book “Northern Haida Master Carvers,” published in volume 103, issue 3 of the periodical “Oregon Historical Quarterly”: review text, notes, and correspondence.


File consists of a text by Daniel Conrad dated September 29, 2003, entitled “Universal Solvents” describing a dance film by the same name.

Malaspina Nov. 2003

File consists of materials related to Bringurst’s presentation of the Ralph Gustafon Lecture at Malaspina College in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on November 6, 2003, entitled “Wild Language”: lecture text, correspondence, and a printout of an article about Bringhurst by Cheryl Taylor.

Local fame

File consists of 2 local British Columbia newspapers featuring articles about Bringhurst: the December 17, 2004 issue of the Campbell River Mirror, and the December 24th issue of the North Island Weekender.


File consists of promotional materials, correspondence, notes, travel receipts, and an expense voucher related to Bringhurst's trip to Missoula to participate in the Montana Festival of the Book.

Solid form in Italian

File consists of the book, "La Forma Solida del Linguaggio," Italian translation of "The Solid Form of Language: An Essay on Writing and Meaning."

Solid form-Portuguese

File consists of the book "A Forma Sólida da Linguagem," Portuguese translation of "The Solid Form of Language: An Essay on Writing and Meaning."

Lane review

File consists of a book review by Bringhurst, of "Early type specimens in the Plaintin-Moretus Museum" by John A. Lane, and correspondence from Jeannine green related to the review.

NYC [New York City]-March 2005

File consists of notes and correspondence related to a talk entitled "Information Aesthetics," about W.S. Merwin, delivered at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York.

Reid catalog

File consists of a draft copy of the Bill Reid Catalogue Raisonné, and correspondence related to Bringhurst's contribution to the work.

Alcuin prizes

File consists of materials related to The Alcuin Society 2005 Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada: an even program, a list of nominees, and related notes and correspondence.

Pratt lecture-proofs

File consists of page proofs and correspondence related to Bringhurst's 2005 Pratt Lecture at Memorial University of Newfoundland, entitled "The silence that is not poetry--and the silence that is," as well as a letter from the Centre for Book Arts that mentions Bringhurst's new publication, "New world suite number three" and his participation in their 30th anniversary celebrations.


File consists of notes, correspondence, and a travel itinerary realted to Bringhurst's trip to teach a workshop in typography at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Doha, Qatar, in November 2006.

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