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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Robert Bringhurst fonds
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File consists of materials related to Bringhurst’s participation in a festival sponsored by the Montana Committee for the Humanities: airline ticket, project personnel form, and correspondence.

Moosejaw-July 2003

File consists of materials related to the Saskatchewan Festival of Words: participant forms, event program, car rental receipt, and correspondence.

Gaoyuan’s Chinese translations

File consists of the publication "The Burning Words" by Gaoyuan Wei, autographed by the author and inscribed to Bringhurst. Appendix 2 is a poem by Bringhurst entitled, "Of the Snaring of Birds."


File consists of materials related to a lecture given at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 4, 2003: lecture text, entitled “The Life of Letterforms,” and correspondence.

Sidney Dec. 2003

File consists of materials related to the Christmas Writer’s festival in Sidney, British Columbia, December 5-7, 2003: event program and correspondence.

Stanford 2001-2003

File consists of materials related to a proposal for an exhibition with the working title “The Fine Print Years: The Heritage of Books at the Dawn of the 21st Century” at Stanford University’s Green Library, to be curated by Bringhurst and Peter K...

Taylor prize 2002-2003

File consists of materials related to Bringhurst’s role as trustee for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction: a draft report, draft meeting minutes, correspondence, and a reproduction of Bringhurst’s review of Maria Tippett’s book “Bil...

Tippett review

File consists of materials related to Bringhurst’s review of Maria Tippett’s book “Bill Reid: The Making of an Indian,” published in the November 8 2003 issue of the National Post: 2 copies of the newspaper article, a photocopy of the article, and...

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.

The voice in the mirror

File consists of volume 23, issue 2 of the periodical “Printing History,” which contains an article by Bringhurst entitled “The Voice in the Mirror.”

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.

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,...

Berlin 2004

File consists of correspondence, travel itinerary, hotel booking, program schedule and postcard from the Typo conference in Berlin, 13-15 May, 2003.

Phillipe Cardinal and his confusions

File consists of printed copies of 2 electronic articles by Philippe Cardinal, "« Xhuyaa Qaagaangaas » : traduction etretraductions d’une tradition oralehaïda," and "Xhuyaa et Ts’ehk’i : les traductions de deux versions des hauts fa...

Carving (Parmenides companion vol.)

File consists of printer's price quotations, correspondence with printers, page proofs, and notes related to the book, "Carving the Elements: A Companion to the Fragments of Parmenides."

Consuegra 2004 draft

File consists of a manuscripts of the book "American Type Design and Designers" by David Consuegra, and correspondence regarding Allworth Press's invitation for Bringhurst to provide a promotional blurb for the book.

Parmenides 1995

File consists of research, notes, and drafts for the book "The fragments of Parmenides & an English translation."

Lynne Days

File consists of a reproduction of an article by Lynne Davis entitled "Risky stories: Speaking and writing in colonial spaces," from volume 15, issue 1 of the journal "Native Studies Review."


File consists of notes related to a talk entitled "indigenous languages and literature of North America," delivered at the University of Edinburgh.

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