Fonds consists of correspondence, written works and published materials by Blaser and other writers, photographs, and other records accumulated by Blaser during his lifetime. Records include poems, journals and notebooks, book manuscripts, essays, audio and video recordings of poetry readings, personal and financial records, teaching materials, genealogical records, collected publications and articles, and conference and promotional material. Fonds has been arranged into the following eighteen series: Correspondence of Robin Blaser ([between 1931 and 1937]-2009); Correspondence of others (1916-2009); Written works by Robin Blaser ([between 1941 and 1943]-2008); Poetry readings and other performances (1968-2009); Travel records (1959-2008); Articles and reviews regarding Robin Blaser ([194-]-2009); Teaching and academic related material (1946-2005); Business and financial records (1966-2008); Personal records and other biographical material (1925-2009); Honors and awards records (2001-2008); Photographs ([between 1880 and 1900]-2007); Family records and other genealogical material (1919-2007); Works by other authors ([195-]-2009); Ephemera ([195-]-2009); Research articles ([Photocopied 196-]-2007); Conference material ([196-]-2007); Promotional material ([195-]-2006); and Artistic material ([195-?]-2002).
The collection consists of letters written by Charles Olson to five men who edited and published his works: Robin Blaser, Andrew Crozier, Barry Hall, LeRoi Jones, and Ed Sanders. Some of the letters were accompanied by manuscripts produce by Olson during the period 1965 to 1969. Collection includes a group of student assignments (mostly poetry) collected by Olson when he was in residence at University of British Columbia in 1963.
The fonds consists of correspondence:, consisting of seventy letters from Snyder to poet Joanne Kyger dating from 1959 to 1960, and sixty-six carbon copies of letters written in reply by Kyger, as well as translations and two poems. The fonds also includes photocopies of letters between Snyder and Kyger dating from 1958 to 1975. The original letters are housed at the University of California, Sanata Barbara.
Fonds consists of correspondence, handwritten poems, a newspaper clipping and an essay written by William Stafford and mailed to former SFU professor Frederick Candelaria. Photographs of manuscript pages are also included.
The fonds consists of correspondence (with manuscript and typescript enclosures) from Anne Waldman to Lewis Warsh, much of it pertaining to the relationship between the two poets, as well as to relationships with other poets. Their involvement in the Naropa Institute is also described. Most of the letters from 1969 to 1973 concern the publishing of Angel Hair Books and contain much information about the New York poetry world centred at the Poetry Project.
The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts of Coyote Books, Coyote's Journal and the earlier Northwest Review, along with galley proofs, layout sheets, reports, and other material. Correspondence, much of it to editor Edward Van Aelstyn, includes letters from Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Michael McClure, Gary Snyder, Jonathan Williams, Ron Loewinsohn, Clayton Eshleman and Philip Whalen.
The fonds consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs of Io (1-24) and the affiliated publishing house, North Atlantic Books. Correspondence with editors Richard Grossinger and Lindy Hough include that from Clayton Eshleman, Theodore Enslin, Robert Kelly, and David Wilk. Fonds also includes some financial records.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The collection offers insight into the imprisonment of the “Sons of Freedom” between 1932 and 1934 at Piers Island Penitentiary. The “Sons of Freedom” Doukhobors began as a small, radical movement to reinvigorate the faith, restore traditional Doukhobor values, and protest the sale of land, education, citizenship and registration of vital statistics. They would achieve infamy through civil disobedience, nude marches, and burnings. In 1932, over 600 Sons of Freedom protestors were convicted of public nudity. As B.C. Penitentiary was unable to handle such a rise in inmate population, a satellite prison under the authority of B.C. Penitentiary was constructed on Piers Island to house these prisoners. The records document how the prison was set up and run and the problems that the federal prison system encountered regarding both staff and prisoners. The correspondence and telegrams shed light on the internal discussions of senior officials concerning the management of the prison and its prisoners. Fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, and other textual records pertaining to the Piers Island Penitentiary created or accumulated by H. W. Cooper during his career as the warden of B.C. Penitentiaries. The fonds also contains photographs which were all taken at Piers Island. The textual records predominantly consist of letters to and from H. W. Cooper regarding the penitentiary, staff, and prisoners. The records have been arranged into the following two series: Correspondence and other documents (1932-1934); and Photographs ([between 1932 and 1934]).
Series documents the imprisonment of Sons of Freedom convicts at Piers Island Penitentiary between 1932 and 1934, from its initial stage in search for an island to set up the prison to determining the conditions for release of the prisoners. The records, the majority of which consist of correspondence between senior officials, shed light on the construction and management of the prison, as well as the problems that the federal prison system encountered regarding both personnel and prisoners. Series consists of textual records including correspondence, telegrams, and memoranda, most of which were written to or by H. W. Cooper. The remainder of the records were created by other authorities, prisoners, and relatives of prisoners. Series also contains a warrant written by J. Cartmel and a chronology written in shorthand by H. W. Cooper. Also included in the series is an empty manila envelope. The records in this series have been arranged into the following three files: 1932; 1933; and 1934.
File consists of correspondence to and from H. W. Cooper pertaining to the construction of the penitentiary and matters regarding the personnel and prisoners; a warrant prepared by J. Cartmel pertaining to Mike Woiken, one of the prisoners; a chronology written in shorthand by H. W. Cooper regarding a search for an island to set up the penitentiary; the translation of a letter from Russian to English from an inmate to his wife; a report on the refusal of some prisoners to work; telegrams regarding the construction of the penitentiary; and an empty manila envelope belonging to B.C. Penitentiary.