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Kootenay School of Writing fonds

  • MsC-68
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2006

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the School, copies of communications and promotional materials, and audio recordings of talks and readings. Records in the fonds include correspondence, grant applications, collective meeting minutes, budgets and annual financial reports. Communications and promotional materials include press releases, brochures, and posters.

Fonds is divided into seven series: Society administration (1984-2003); Office administration (1984-2003); Financial records (1984-2006); Programming (1984-2002); Publicity (1984-1998); Professional associations and external organizations (1985-1995); and Audio recordings (1985-2006).

Kootenay School of Writing

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.

Keith Harrison fonds

  • MsC-235
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2006

Fonds consists of the literary papers of author Keith Harrison. Records include research materials, correspondence, manuscripts, reviews, working notes, and contracts.

Harrison, Keith

Mayworks fonds

  • MsC-200
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2004

Fonds consists of records documenting the organization and promotion of Vancouver's Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts. These include programs, posters, minutes, payroll and other financial records, agendas, licenses, contracts, tickets, fundraising letters, mailings, grants, and photographs used by Mayworks festival organizers from 1988-1996. Fonds also includes a thesis about Mayworks written by Aurian Haller in 2004.

Vancouver Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts

Mother Tongue Publishing fonds

  • MsC-239
  • Fonds
  • 1994-2012

Fonds consists of broadsides, chapbooks and business records generated by Mother Tongue's publishing activities.

Mother Tongue Publishing

Sandy Shreve fonds

  • MsC-201
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2012

Fonds consists of records relating to Sandy Shreve's work as a poet, editor, and founder of BC's Poetry in Transit program. Records include correspondence, poetry manuscripts, and book files.

Shreve, Sandy

Frank Davey fonds

  • MsC-3
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2004

Fonds consists of holograph drafts and typescript drafts of poems and criticisms, press proofs, notebooks (including Davey's childhood writing in elementary and secondary school), university essays, book reviews, records relating to a brief to the Applebaum-Hebert Commission (1983), drafts relating to various critical works, university course outlines and conference material, research material, "dream journals", records relating to the journal "Open Letter" and to Coach House Press, and correspondence. Correspondents include George Bowering, Lionel Kearns, Louis Dudek, Dennis Lee, Dave Godfrey, Fred Wah, and Talonbooks. Fonds includes records of "Open Letter", a literary journal edited by Davey; archives of the writers agency, Linda McCartney, Writers Agent (1971-1976); also email correspondence relating to ACCUTE (Canadian Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English) ca. 1993-1999.

Davey, Frank

Lisa Robertson fonds

  • MsC-38
  • Fonds
  • 1987-

The collection consists of items related to Robertson's writing, editing, and teaching activities, and includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, notebooks, teaching materials, clippings, video and audio tapes, ephemera, and a range of publications, some of which Robertson worked on as an editor, and others to which she contributed her own work. The collection also includes manuscripts produced by several of Robertson's friends and colleagues and original artwork used for covers and interior graphics of various publications.

Robertson, Lisa

Michael McClure fonds

  • MsA-5
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1998

The fonds consists of manuscripts and typescripts, clippings and reviews, notebooks, correspondence with friends and associates, galley and proofs, broadsides and cards by McClure, anthologies and magazines containing items by and about McClure, conference material, tape recordings, photographs, film and ephemera. Film is the only remaining print of Andy Warhol's unauthorized version of "The Beard" (1966). Correspondents include Richard Brautigan, Robert Creeley, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Bruce Conner, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen.

McClure, Michael

bp Nichol fonds

  • MsC-12
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, poems (including concrete, experimental and sound poem drafts), manuscripts (including drafts), notebooks, and journals of bp Nichol. Fonds includes records (1964-1987) of Nichol's presses, Ganglia and grOnk, consisting of manuscript files, correspondence files, mockups, business and reference files, computer discs, the authors poetry and comic book collections, photographs, television scripts, etc. Correspondents and contributors include Bill Bissett, Gerry Gilbert, Margaret Avison, Earle Birney, David Harris, David Phillips, David McFadden and others.

Nichol, bp (Barrie Phillip)

Iris Garland fonds

  • F-197
  • Fonds
  • [194-?] - 2003

Fonds consists of records relating to the academic and professional life of Iris Garland, and in part to her personal life. Activities, topics, and events documented include Garland’s establishment of SFU’s dance program; course development and instruction, including early telelearning education; independent and university choreography work; university and dance community service; presentations and writing; education and employment; and some of her early life. Records include notes, course syllabi, copies of clippings and reviews, performance programmes, reports, proposals, publications, correspondence, photographic materials, and sound and moving image recordings.

Fonds is arranged into 10 series:

  1. Personal records
  2. Teaching records
  3. SFU dance program history and development
  4. SFU dance workshops and productions
  5. Choreography records
  6. Correspondence
  7. Writing
  8. Conference and professional affiliation records
  9. Grant files
  10. Special media

Garland, Iris

Press Gang Publishers fonds

  • F-184
  • Fonds
  • [ca 1913] - 2002, predominant 1975 - 2000

The fonds consists of records relating to the editorial, business and community activities of Press Gang Publishers. Activities and events documented include the evolution of Press Gang's organizational structure, and the separation of the printing and publishing operations; administration; collective, staff, Board of Directors and committee meetings; financial management, and grant applications; the management of royalties and rights; editorial work including manuscript receipt and evaluation; the physical production of Press Gang books; the promotion and marketing or Press Gang titles; and liaison with other feminist and publishing organizations.

Record types includes correspondence and reports; meeting agendas, minutes and supporting papers; photographs; grant applications and financial statements; contracts and agreements; manuscripts; book reviews and promotional material; photographs; and published books.

Press Gang Publishers

Kate Braid fonds

  • F-10
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2013

Fonds consists of records relating to Braid's life and work as a student, teacher, carpenter, and writer.

The first five series from Braid's first donation in 1995 are comprised primarily of interview material relating to Canadian women in trades, in the form of sound recordings, transcripts, notes, and drafts of profiles generated by Kate Braid in the course of four projects: her Master's thesis (1978-1979); a convention in Holland and subsequent trip to Denmark (1984); the Labour Canada booklets (1988); and the CBC Ideas program (1990). Also includes some correspondence, logbooks and published reference material.

The next series from several additional accruals in 2009 to 2013 consist of records arising from many aspects of Braid's life. These records include drafts and notes from Braid's writing, projects for CBC Ideas, women in trades, her company, Sisters Construction, and other writing and teaching projects.

There is also a large series of correspondence, including letters and emails (printed out) between Braid and other writers, her family, and business correspondents. Finally, there is a series of Braid's diaries, which she has kept regularly from the 1960s to 2012.

The fonds is arranged in 24 series:

  1. Master's thesis interviews
  2. Europe interviews
  3. Labour Canada interviews
  4. CBC interviews
  5. Women in trade
  6. In Fine Form: the Canadian Book of Form Poetry
  7. Red Bait: Struggles of a Mine Local
  8. A Well-mannered Storm: the Glenn Gould Poems
  9. Emily Carr: Rebel Artist
  10. Inward to the Bones: Georgia Okeeffe's Journey with Emily Carr
  11. Vancouver Island Highway Project Road to Equity
  12. CBC Ideas: Men of the Deep
  13. Appointment calendars
  14. Correspondence
  15. Personal and early accomplishments
  16. Writing and teaching projects
  17. Turning Left to the Ladies
  18. Journeywoman
  19. Diaries
  20. First drafts and handwritten notes
  21. Sisters construction
  22. Publications
  23. Covering Rough Ground
  24. To this Cedar Fountain

Braid, Kate

Eden Robinson fonds

  • MsC-104
  • Fonds
  • 1991-2018

The fonds consists of records primarily reflecting Robinson’s career as a writer, spanning approximately from 1991 to 2018. These include drafts of several of her novels including "Monkey Beach", "Traplines", "Blood Sports", "Son of a Trickster" and "Trickster Drift", correspondence with editors and other miscellaneous records. The fonds is arranged into seven series: Correspondence (1993-2005); Awards, events and reviews (1991-2007); Records relating to "Traplines" ([1997]); Records relating to "Blood Sports" (2004-2005); Records relating to "Monkey Beach" ([ca. 2000?]); Records relating to "Son of a Trickster" (2016-2017); and Records relating to "Trickster Drift" (2014-2018).

Robinson, Eden

Paul Delany fonds

  • F-189
  • Fonds
  • 1960 - 1999

Fonds consists of records arising from the academic and professional life of Paul Delany. Activities and topics include course planning, academic articles and reviews, research and drafts for his books, academic conference attendance, refereed and non-refereed articles, book reviews. Fonds also consists of records arising out of his university committee work, work with graduate students, departmental planning, grant writing and applications. Finally, there are some records relating to non-SFU organizations.

The fonds consists of articles, research, manuscripts, course syllabi, notes, minutes, correspondence, grant applications, conference papers and proceedings.

The fonds is arranged in 5 series:

  1. Articles and reviews
  2. DH Lawrence's Nightmare
  3. The Neo-pagans
  4. Academic and administration
  5. NDP policy subcommittee on advanced education

Delany, Paul

British Columbia Pipers' Association fonds

  • F-254
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1974

The fonds consists of minutes of the association from 1932 to 1974. The minutes document the decisions and activities of the association including elections, rules for competitions, organizing dances, fundraisers, competitions, and the annual gatherings. Minutes for March 1935 to early January, 1939 are missing.

British Columbia Pipers' Association

Warren Tallman fonds

  • MsC-26
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1994

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, teaching papers, personal and financial records, material pertaining to the Vancouver Poetry Centre, photographs, audiotapes, ephemera, etc.

Tallman, Warren

Visible Verse fonds

  • MsC-152
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2010

Records consist of videotaped poetry performances and textual records relating to the annual Visible Verse videopoem festival held at Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver, B.C.

Visible Verse

Victor Coleman fonds

  • MsC-29
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1987

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence with Canadian writers.

Coleman, Victor

Vancouver Industrial Writers Union fonds

  • MsC-28
  • Fonds
  • [1983?]-1992

The fonds includes correspondence, photographs, posters, promotional material, business records, etc.

Vancouver Industrial Writers Union

Tsunami Editions fonds

  • MsC-70
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2001

The fonds includes manuscripts and proofs.

Tsunami Editions

Toby Brooks - Pat Lowther research collection

  • MsC-210
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1959-2006]

Toby Brooks is an American-born social advocate and activist living in Canada with her husband David. Toby worked at a home for battered women in Ontario in the 1970’s and 1980’s. While furthering her education she came across the story of Vancouver poet Pat Lowther, murdered at just 40 years of age by her husband in 1975 when just on the brink of professional recognition. Pat Lowther’s untimely death resonated with Brooks, who spent the better part of the next two decades researching and interviewing Lowther’s friends, family, and colleagues. The end result was a biography entitled “Pat Lowther’s Continent: her life and work” published by gynergy books in 2000. Toby also organized a series of tributes dedicated to Pat Lowther. The first was held in 1995 at Emmanuel College in Toronto, with others following at various locations on what would have been her milestone birthdays.

This collection consists of textual records compiled primarily by Toby Brooks, but also some research material from her collaborator Dona Sturmanis. The records are mainly correspondence, interview transcripts and photocopies of poems. There are also copies of research records obtained from other archives or organizations.

There are 3 series contained within this collection: Research and writing ([ca. 1959-2006]); Toby Brooks-Dona Sturmanis collaboration ([before 2000]); and Pat Lowther tributes and readings ([ca. 1985-2006])

Brooks, Toby

Timothy Taylor fonds

  • MsC-116
  • Fonds
  • 1997-2006

Fonds consists of records documenting Timothy Taylor's work as a writer of fiction in Vancouver, B.C. Records consist of project notes, correspondence, drafts of both Stanley Park and Story House and workbooks for novels. The fonds is arranged into three series: Project notes; Stanley Park records; Story House records.

Taylor, Timothy

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

The Coast is only a line fonds

  • MsC-10
  • Fonds
  • 1981

The fonds consists of correspondence related to the organization of the conference, student journals, transcripts of conference proceedings, and notes of student organizers.

The Coast is only a line

Tamahnous Theatre fonds

  • MsC-59
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1994

Fonds consists of records related to theatrical productions mounted by the Tamahnous Theatre Workshop Society and general and administrative records related to the company's operations. The fonds contains scripts, stage manager's notes and directorial notes, props lists, correspondence and memoranda, contracts, budgets, touring schedules, original artwork for posters, programs, and handbills, printed posters, programs, handbills, press releases, public service announcements, and other promotional material, clippings of reviews and paid advertisements, audience surveys, drawings and photographs, negatives, audio and video cassettes and reels, accounting records and financial statements, and other records. The fonds is arranged in five series: Scripts (1971-1994); Theatrical productions (1971-1994); General and administrative files (1971-1994); and Tamahnous Theatre Workshop Society photo history (1971-1994); and Audio-visual records (1971-1994).

Tamahnous Theatre

Talonbooks fonds

  • MsC-8
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2003

The fonds consists of production records, correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts, proofs and galleys, promotional material, reference files, and business records, including financial statements, transaction records, royalty statements, and inventory records. Fonds includes records of the little magazine "Talon". Correspondence and manuscripts include contributions from Margaret Avison, Margaret Atwood, Victor Coleman, Bill Bissett, George Bowering, Jim Brown, Frank Davey, Gary Geddes, Barry McKinnon, bp Nichol, Michael Ondaatje, David Phillips, James Reaney, David Robinson, George Ryga, Audrey Thomas, Phyllis Webb, Michel Tremblay, Fred Wah, David French, Robin Blaser, David Arnason, Brian Fawcett and many others.

Talonbooks

Takao Tanabe (Periwinkle Press) fonds

  • MsC-110
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1994, predominant 1957-1965

Fonds contains examples of printed material created by Takao Tanabe from 1953-1994 under his private printing company, Periwinkle Press, or in collaboration with Robert Reid and Klanak Press. The material is arranged based on their category which was reflected by the original order found upon acquisition. Printed materials include: books published by Periwinkle Press, announcement cards and posters, invitations, holiday cards, stationary, bookmarks, gift cards and promotional posters. The fonds is divided into five series: Series 1. Books, Series 2. Announcements and Invitations, Series 3. Holiday Cards, Series 4. Stationary, Series 5. Promotional Materials.

Tanabe, Takao

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)

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