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Robert Bringhurst fonds
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Zapfest-San Francisco

File consists of correspondence, a lecture entitled "Zapfest lecture: Breathing through hands," notes, an event poster, an and invitation to a reception, all related to the event, "Zapfest-Calligraphic type design in the digital age: An exhibition in honour of the contributions of Hermann and Gudrun Zapf," held at the San Francisco Public Library in September and October of 2001.


File consists of notes and correspondence related to a trip to Wyoming in September-October 2010 to lecture at the University of Wyoming.

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.

World lit. [literature] today

File consists of an essay entitled "Why there are pages and why they must turn," published in volume 82 issue 5 of the periodical "World Literature Today," as well as an annotated copy of the essay and reports with feedback.

Wolfville-Oct. 03

File consists of notes, event programs, and copies of 2 talks: "The life of letterforms," and "The tabgibility of meaning." Materials are related to the event "The third annual Gasperau Press wayzgoose" in Kentville, Nova Scotia.

Winterson review

File consists of the Books section of the January 27, 2007 issue of the Times newspaper, which contains a review of the book "The Tree of meaning," written by Jeanette Winterson, on page 3.

Wildfred Laurier

File consists of 2 copies of a talk entitled "The humanity of speaking: The place of the individual in the making of oral culture," The Laurier Lecture presented at Wilfred Laurier University on November 8, 2001, notes and correspondence related to the talk, and a reproduction of an Observer article about Osama bin Laden from October 28, 2001.


File consists of business cards, notes, event program, and correspondence related to the 2001 conference of the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication, held in Whitehorse July 18-20.

Whistler 2004

File consists of page proofs and an event poster related to the event "Story-Telling in Native and Nonnative Culture," in Whistler on February 8, 2004. Also contains a printed copy of an electronic newspaper article from the publication "Pique Newsmagazine" entitled "Different ways of knowing: First Nations cultural centres take different approaches to preserving heritage."

Wells grey

File consists of lecture text, notes, a brochure and schedule related to Bringhurst's participation in the event "Speak to the Wild," a symposium held September 4-8, 2013, in Wells Gray Park, British Columbia.

Washington D.C. April 2011

File consists of materials related to an April 2011 trip to Washington, D.C., to conduct research at the National Anthropological Archives and the Library of Congress, after being awarded a Witter Bynner Fellowship at the Library of Congress: correspondence, notes, and administrative forms.

Walrus chart

File consists of Bringhurst’s graphic, “A Brief History of Typography,” for the February/March 2004 issue of the Walrus magazine: a copy of the magazine, photocopied reproductions of the graphic, text for the graphic, and correspondence.

Wake forest/Nov. 2013

File consists of airline itineraries, correspondence, and a schedule related to Bringhurst's November 2013 trip to North Carolina to lecture at Wake Forest University.

Victoria March 2008

File consists of the event program for the 2008 Pacific Festival of the Book, held from March 10-20, at which Bringhurst presented.

Vashon lecture March 2011

File consists of notes, correspondence, a brochure and a business card related to lecture given at the Vashon Allied Arts Arts and Humanities Series, on Vashon Island, Washington.


File consists of materials related to the Vancouver International Writer's Festival and travel to Seattle, Cincinnati, and Louisville: an event program, correspondence, and airline tickets and boarding passes.

Vancouver: October 1-2

File consists of notes, correspondence, and event poster and schedule for for the speaker series "Is Fiction an Endangered Species?" at the University of British Columbia, at which Bringhurst presented.

Ursa major-epilogue

File consists of materials related to Peter Sanger’s afterward for the book “Ursa Major”: a copy of Sanger’s book “Kerf,” page proofs, and correspondence.

Ursa major Regina 2002

File consists of materials related to the work “Ursa Major”: a script, notes, correspondence, and promotional materials advertising dance performances.

Unicode/San Jose

File consists of records related to the 31st Internationalization & Unicode Conference, October 15-17, 2007, in San Jose, California: conference package and schedule, correspondence, and speaking notes.

UCFV [University College of the Fraser Valley]-D.Litt [Doctorate of Letters]

File consists of materials related to Bringhurst's Honourary Doctorate of Letters awarded by the University College of the Fraser Valley: the doctorate of letters certificate, speaking notes, correspondence, receipts, a convocation program, and the June 16, 2006 issue of the Campbell River Mirror newspaper, in which an article about Bringurst's honourary degree appears on page A16.

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