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J.H. Prynne fonds

  • MsE-5
  • Fonds
  • [197-?]

The fonds consists of twenty-three sheets of holograph poems and seventy-five sheets of printed poems.

Prynne, J.H.

Sharon Thesen fonds

  • MsC-33
  • Fonds
  • [196?]-[199?]

The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, etc.

Thesen, Sharon

Carole Rubin fonds

  • Fonds
  • [200?]

Fonds consists of records created by Carole Rubin while working on her books How to Get Your Lawn off Grass and How to Get Your Lawn and Garden off Drugs . Records include correspondence, manuscripts, and research on pesticide use.

Rubin, Carole

James Hawthornthwaite fonds

  • MsC-47
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1911

Fonds consists primarily of incoming correspondence addressed to Hawthornthwaite in his capacity as a Member of the Legislative Assembly from his constituents and other residents of British Columbia. The fonds contains a file consisting of legislative bills, resolutions, and acts tabled during Hawthornthwaite's tenure in the Provincial Parliament and other records that Hawthornthwaite made or received in the course of his service to the people of Nanaimo, as well as published records of the legislative assembly of British Columbia for the years 1909 and 1910. The fonds also contains: a certificate for Hawthornthwaite's share in the Western Socialist Publishing Company which published The Western Clarion, the newspaper of the Socialist Party of British Columbia; a postcard depicting Joseph Mairs, one of Hawthornthwaite's contemporaries in the Socialist Party of Canada; and a copy of a book titled The changing order: A study of democracy, given to Hawthornthwaite by his friend Harry Sibble.

Hawthornthwaite, James

Gilbert Cannan fonds

  • MsE-2
  • Fonds
  • 1923

The fonds consists of one bound copy of six plays in manuscript. The volume is entitled Mr. Seckers Manuscript, Secker being the prominent British publisher, Martin Secker. According to Seckers handwritten note at the front of the volume, these plays formed part of a volume he published in 1923.

Cannan, Gilbert

George S. Forsythe fonds

  • MsC-45
  • Fonds
  • [between 1900 and 1935]

The fonds includes photographs and examples of the stock sold by the company including ruled account books, greeting cards, religious books, and games.

G.S. Forsythe & Co.

Robert Connell fonds

  • MsC-44
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1937

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts of radio addresses, etc.

Connell, Robert

Louis Zukofsky fonds

  • MsA-29
  • Fonds
  • 1936,1938.

The fonds consists of four letters from Zukofsky to the poet Walter Lowenfels.

Zukofsky, Louis

Paul St. Pierre fonds

  • MsC-88
  • Fonds
  • 1940-

The collection consists of items related to St. Pierre's writing activities and to his work as a politician and police commissioner. Included are published books; magazines and newspapers in which St. Pierre has published his work; correspondence; drafts and manuscripts of books, radio and stage plays, television series episodes, and speeches; film scripts; newspaper columns; essays; reviews and articles about St. Pierre and his writing; and photographs.

St. Pierre, Paul H.

Japanese Canadian Blue River Road Camp Collection

  • MsC-140
  • Fonds
  • 17 Feb. 1942-10 Nov. 1943

Covering the time period from February 1942 to November 1943, the collection consists of records created or received by various staff of the Department of Mines and Resources, Surveys and Engineering Branch in the course of their activities establishing, administering and operating road work camps for evacuated male Japanese Canadian nationals along the proposed route of the Yellowhead Highway between Blue River, British Columbia and Jasper, Alberta. Also included among the files are some records of Department of Public Works staff pertaining to their role in the establishment of the camps, as well as a significant amount of correspondence with the British Columbia Security Commission (B.C.S.C) and related records. In addition to documenting the evacuation of Japanese Canadians from the B.C. coast to interior road work camps and other areas in early 1942, and many of the activities and events that occurred in the camps, the records also provide evidence of the economic and labour conditions in British Columbia during World War II.

Records within the collection pertain to the following road work camps: Albreda, Black Spur, Blacks Spit, Blue River, Gosnell, Grantbrook, Lampriere, Lucerne, Pratt, Pyramid, Rainbow, Red Pass, Red Sands, Tete Jaune / Yellowhead, and Thunder River in British Columbia, and Geikie, Jasper and Decoigne in Alberta. In addition, some records reference detention camps at Greenwood, Kaslo, Lemon Creek, New Denver, Roseberry, Sandon, and Slocan.

Record types include correspondence, reports, lists, nominal rolls, bills of lading, invoices, operational memos, purchase orders, and balance sheets. A significant number of records relate to the establishment and ongoing supply of the road work camps; these include supply orders and invoices, architectural plans for camp buildings, and status and other reports concerning the preparation of camps. Administrative personnel records document the hiring, management and activities of non-Japanese Canadian road camp workers, such as foremen, sub-foremen, and carpenters, and include information pertaining to the previous work and life experiences of these men, their age, ‘character,’ medical conditions, and home address, as well as positions and wages expected and received.

Many records within the fonds relate to the management of Japanese Canadian road camp workers, including the administration of pay, Workmens’ Compensation claims, and payment of assignment fees for dependents; medical and perceived psychological issues and the treatment of such issues; and the movement of Japanese Canadian men between camps and the policies and procedures governing these movements. This includes records pertaining to the granting of temporary leave, transfer to other camps or areas, family re-unification, the release of workers to private jobs, either within B.C. or in another province such as Ontario or Alberta, and the attitudes of certain communities towards Japanese Canadians. Correspondence in several files relates to supervisors’ attitudes towards road camp workers, including those identified as agitators or troublesome, and the methods used to deal with them, such as transfer out of camp and the censorship of Japanese Canadian mail. Included also are records relating to the organization and collective resistance of Japanese Canadian road camp workers, their demands, complaints and refusals to work, and the techniques identified to deal with these situations.

Several files include nominal roles and other lists of Japanese Canadian and other road camp workers, including some or all of the following personal information: name, registration number, occupation, previous work experience, age, place of birth, address, marital status, number of dependents, ‘physical defects’ and medical, dental or mental health issues. Some correspondence from Japanese Canadian road camp workers to camp administrators provides insight into their lives both in camp and prior to evacuation.

Canada. Department of Mines and Resources. Surveys and Engineering Branch.

Thomas Carnie fonds

  • MsC-65
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1943

The fonds consists of a journal of Carnie's experience in Canadian Armed Forces in World War II. Includes photographs, medals, etc.

Carnie, Thomas

John Innes fonds

  • MsC-144
  • Fonds
  • [after 1880]-1945

The fonds consists of records relating primarily to Innes’ drawing, painting, and writing. Records include original cartoons, publications containing Innes’ work, a chapbook, exhibit programs and reviews, and images of Innes’ paintings, as well as photographs of Innes, biographical material, and a patent agreement.

The fonds has been arranged into six series: Records relating to Innes’ paintings ([190-?]-1943); Illustrations and cartoons ([between 1880 and 1941]); Publications (1900-[ca. 1934]); Photographs of Innes ([192-?-193-?]); Patent (1 Feb. 1919); and Records relating to Innes created after his death ([1941]-1945).

Innes, John Clarke

World War II propaganda posters collection

  • MsC-43
  • Fonds
  • [1940?-1945?]

The collection consists of pamphlets, posters, leaflets and scattered newspapers and periodicals in French and German. The bulk of the material concerns the Vichy government of France; the remainder includes anti-German and anti-Vichy government propaganda circulated by the French Resistance, the Austrian Liberation Front, etc.

Robert Creeley fonds

  • MsA-6
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1954

Fonds consists of 63 letters and 1 postcard sent by Creeley to Richard Wirtz Emerson of Golden Goose Press, publisher of Creeleys Le Fou (1952); also typescripts of poems, stories and essays sent with the letters.

Creeley, Robert

Ezra Pound collection

  • MsA-4
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1959

The collection consists of correspondence written by Ezra Pound while in St. Elizabeth's Hospital to Denis Goacher, a British writer, concerning publishing projects and publicity schemes to secure Pound's release (1952-1957), to Pound's long-time friends Wyndham Lewis and Agnes Bedford (1946-1959), and to Willis Hawley, a sinologist, concerning linguistic and technical details involved with the publication of "Confucius: The Great Digest and Unwobbling Pivot" (1951). Some of the correspondence to Hawley was written by Dorothy Pound and James Laughlin.

Pound, Ezra Loomis

Irving Layton fonds

  • MsC-16
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1961

The fonds consists of correspondence to and from Irving Layton relating to Jennings' writing of an essay on Layton. Fonds includes a copy of the essay entitled "Existentialism in Irving Layton".

Layton, Irving

Clayton Eshleman fonds

  • MsA-9
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1961

The fonds consists of incoming correspondence (some accompanied by poems) to Eshleman by Allen Ginsberg, W.C. Williams and Florence Williams, Robert Duncan and Edward Dorn. Fonds includes some outgoing correspondence to Asphodel Bookstore in Cleveland, Ohio.

Eshleman, Clayton

Lionel Kearns fonds

  • MsC-4
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1963

The fonds consists of essays on the poetics of Charles Olson and Kearns' own "stacked verse", manuscripts of early poems, and correspondence with editors of various little magazines. Correspondents include George Bowering.

Kearns, Lionel

Carol Berge fonds

  • MsA-26
  • Fonds
  • 1964

The fonds consists of a typescript copy of the poem "Chant for Half the World".

Berge, Carol

Ed Dorn fonds

  • MsA-8
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1964

The fonds consists of letters sent to British poet Tom Raworth, a manuscript of Dorn's book "Gloucester Out" and other material.

Dorn, Edward

Gregory Corso fonds

  • MsA-3
  • Fonds
  • 1964

The fonds consists of incoming correspondence, five manuscript poems and other material.

Corso, Gregory

Archibald Lampman collection

  • MsC-7
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1965

The collection consists of Lampman's manuscripts, letters by Lampman to Maud Playter Lampman (1885-1898), letters to family members, correspondence with other poets and editors (1882-1897), letters exchanged between Lampman family members and friends (1859-1950) and miscellanea (1887-1965). Correspondents include Bliss Carman and Hamlin Garland. Collection includes photographs of Lampman, the Lampman family, and various Lampman residences.

Lampman, Archibald

Jack Spicer fonds

  • MsA-20
  • Fonds
  • [195-?-1965?]

The fonds consists of holograph manuscripts of poems collected in "Imaginary Elegies", "Language", and "The Book of Magazine Verse".

Spicer, Jack

Milton Acorn fonds

  • MsC-1
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1965

The fonds consists primarily of Acorn's finished poems and pages of preliminary drafts. Fonds includes some correspondence (1964) and prose manuscripts.

Acorn, Milton

Sum (magazine) fonds

  • MsC-81
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1965

The fonds consists of correspondence and creative work (poetry mainly) submitted to the magazine to be considered for publication.

Sum (magazine)

Miriam Waddington fonds

  • MsC-112
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1965

The fonds consists of correspondence (57 letters written by Waddington).

Waddington, Miriam

John Wieners fonds

  • MsA-25
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1966

The fonds consists of correspondence (letters from Wieners to John Marlow).

Wieners, John

Resuscitator fonds

  • MsE-4
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1966

The fonds consists of manuscripts by contributors to nos. 1-7 of the Resuscitator magazine, with accompanying correspondence. Includes 320 items (approx.) holographs, typescripts, photographs, linoblock, etc.

Resuscitator

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