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Sono Nis Press fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1976-1993

The majority of the records of Sono Nis Press from 1968 to 1976 are at the National Library of Canada under the J. Michael Yates fonds. Since Sono Nis was taken over by Morriss Printing in 1976, all archival records have been retained. Current records (approximately 1989 to 1993) include editorial files, production files, association files, awards and promotions information, and financial records. The archival records (1976 to approximately 1988) include financial records, editorial files, production files, and correspondence. All art work, design work, and printing plates for every book have been retained in the fonds along with two copies of each book published by Sono Nis Press.

Sono Nis Press

Smaro Kamboureli fonds

  • MsC 39
  • Fonds
  • [198?]-2003

Fonds consists of records relating to Kamboureli's work as a researcher and writer of criticism of Canadian literature. Records include author files, manuscripts, diaries, correspondence with authors such as Robert Kroetsch, Nana Issaia, Daphne Marlatt, Frank Davey, Fred Wah, and Lola Lemire Tostevin.

Kamboureli, Smaro

Shaunt Basmajian fonds

  • MsC 37
  • Fonds
  • [1970?-1989?]

The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence and other textual material.

Basmajian, Shaunt

Sharon Thesen fonds

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

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

Thesen, Sharon

Shani Mootoo fonds

  • MsC 76
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1970]-2005

The fonds reflects Mootoo's work as a writer and artist. It contains printed typescripts of published works with drafts and related working papers, published reviews, drafts of unpublished works, lecture notes, professional correspondence, notebooks and sketchbooks, video productions in VHS format, audio materials and works of visual art.

The fonds has been arranged into 8 series: Literary works; Correspondence; Interviews; Book reviews and announcements; Notebooks and early writings; Artistic works; Photographs; and Ephemera. Some of the series are further subdivided into sub-series.

Mootoo, Shani

Ruth Emerson Wortis fonds

  • MSC-185
  • Fonds
  • 1957 - 2017

Ruth Emerson Wortis was a pioneer of modern dance, as well as a prolific choreographer, performer and dance educator. She was one of the founding members of the Judson Dance Group, which itself is credited for the rise of the Postmodern dance movement. This fonds follows the development of Ruth’s career through an extensive collection of performance programs, photographs, music scores, publications and reviews, choreographic materials such as dance and movement scores, and both personal and professional notes. Also seen is the effect of Ruth’s academic and teaching career on her dancing style as, over the years, she shifts slightly from the avant-garde for performance sake towards breaking down gender stereotypes in dance education by encouraging dance for movement’s sake to children and community groups.
This fonds contains seven identifiable distinct series. Series 1: Dance, movement and music scores (1957-2002); Series 2: Photographs (1957-1991); Series 3: Flyers and programs (1959-2002); Series 4: Published reviews and articles (1959-2001); Series 5: Writings and correspondence (1978-2001); Series 6: Ruth Emerson Wortis biographical information (2015-2017); and Series 7: Ruth Emerson Wortis performances and interviews (1989-1998).

Emerson Wortis, Ruth

Russell Fraser fonds

  • Fonds
  • [198?]-[199?]

Fonds consists of records used and created by Russell Fraser while he was member of the B.C. Social Credit Party and MLA for Vancouver South. These include government documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, and Expo 86 posters.

Fraser, Russell

Roy Miki fonds

  • MsC 161
  • Fonds
  • [199?] - [201?]

Fonds consists of photographs, sound recordings, manuscripts, original art, ephemera, broadsides and posters collected by Roy Miki over the course of his career as a writer, editor and professor in SFU's English Department.

Miki, Roy

Rose Malerby fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1961-[198?]

Fonds consists of 22 sketchbooks (featuring watercolours, pen and ink drawings, pastel and charcoal sketches, travel diary entries) measuring approximately 8 x 10" to 10.5 x 14". These sketchbooks document Rose Malerby's travels to Prince Rupert via ferry and from there to the Yukon with friends in a Volkswagon bus. Malerby captured landscapes, townscapes, harbour scenes, flora, people, architecture and artifacts, and noted weather conditions, gas costs, where they stopped to eat and places they stayed along the way.

Malerby, Rose

Room of One's Own fonds

  • MsC 61
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2006, predominant 1993-2006

Fonds consist of items related to the process of selecting, accepting, and editing manuscripts for journal publications dating from 1993 to 2006. This includes annotated envelopes from submitted material, publication agreement forms, correspondence between the contributor and the Collective members, artist and author biographies, self addressed stamped envelopes, artwork reproductions, submitted manuscripts in both electronic and hardcopy format, edited publication proofs, editors’ notes and internal correspondence, and published copies of the completed volumes. The Collective’s activities were conducted in Vancouver, British Columbia although submissions were accepted from women internationally.

The Fonds is composed of the following series; Series 1. Submissions; Series 2. Editor’s Working Material and Correspondence; Series 3. Publication Proofs; Series 4. Published Volumes; Series 5. Grant Material; Series 6. Publication and Distribution Material; Series 7. Correspondence; Series 8. Financial Material; Series 9. Artwork; Series 10. Published Volumes.

Room of One's Own

Ronald Bayes fonds

  • MsA 7
  • Fonds
  • [195-?-1968?]

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and other material.

Bayes, Ronald

Robin Blaser fonds

  • MSA-1
  • Fonds
  • [188-?]-2009

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).

Blaser, Robin

Robert Jackson fonds

  • MsC 49
  • Fonds
  • 1933-2000

Fonds consists primarily of records related to Robert Jackson's political interests and activities. Included are many original and reproduced documents from labour events in the 1930s, particularly the On to Ottawa trek but including information on other labour-related events and figures, including the Spanish Civil War and the unionism in primary resource industries. The fonds also includes many records gathered by Jackson in the 1980s and 1990s in his work commemorating the On to Ottawa trek and participating in labour-related events. It contains newsletters, bulletins and other publications, newspaper clippings, essays, and articles, correspondence, recollections and testimonials, obituaries, notes from speaking engagements, leaflets, posters, press releases, petitions, minutes, financial records, project proposals, a script, work documents, certificates, legal documents, photographs, and other records related to Jackson's political life. The file level arrangement of this fonds is based on an arrangement established in 2001 by David Yorke who undertook to order Jackson's paper by subject. The order in which Jackson kept his records is unknown. The fonds is arranged in four series: On to Ottawa Trek (1934-2000); Labour history subject files (1933-2000); Memorials (1985-2000); and Photographs ([193-?]-2000).

Jackson, Robert

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

Robert Connell fonds

  • MsC 44
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1937

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

Connell, Robert

Robert Bringhurst fonds

  • MSC-154
  • Fonds
  • 1913-2013, predominant 2000-2013

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, articles, and promotional materials created or accumulated by Robert Bringhurst over the course of his career as a typographer and writer. The majority of records were created in 2000 or later, as the donor had also donated records to Library and Archives Canada in the past.

The records include manuscripts of several of his major publications, as well as draft versions and speaking notes for many essays written and talks delivered throughout his career. Also included is correspondence with friends, publishers, and colleagues, translated editions of many of his books, and promotional materials such as posters and brochures for many conferences, festivals, and other events Bringhurst participated in. The fonds also contains some personal records, including birth, marriage, and death certificates from his immediate family. A timeline of major life events and activities has been included by the donor.

The records have been arranged into the following six series: Biographical material (2013); Personal records (1913-2013); Chronological files (1954-2013); Correspondence (1971-2013); Manuscripts (2013); and Broadsides and posters ([ca. 2000-2013]).

Bringhurst, Robert

Rick Patton fonds

  • MsC 174
  • Fonds
  • [196?]-[199?]

Fonds consists of records created by Rick Patton; they reflect his life and work as a filmmaker and freelance sound engineer in Vancouver, B.C.

Patton, Rick

Richard Emerson fonds

  • Mss 6
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1954

The fonds consists of correspondence written by Robert Creeley and typescripts of poems, stories and essays of Creeley sent with letters to Emerson. The correspondence is concerned with a magazine Creeley intended to establish, Creeley's poems published in "Golden Goose", the publication of "Le Fou", and other matters.

Emerson, Richard Wirtz

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

Recovery of the Public World fonds

  • MsC 69
  • Fonds
  • 1993-1999

The fonds includes correspondence, manuscripts, posters, computer discs, etc.

Recovery of the Public World

Raymond Souster fonds

  • MsC 31
  • Fonds
  • 1972

The fonds consists of galleys (with authors corrections) of Sousters Selected poems (Oberon Press, 1972).

Souster, Raymond

Rachel Zolf fonds

  • MsC 145
  • Fonds
  • 2007-2014

Fonds consists of research sources, drafts, correspondence, interviews, journals, magazines, teaching files, essay files, grant applications, and tax information. Records document Zolf's work as a poet, critic, editor, essayist, filmmaker and professor at the New School and University of Calgary. People with whom Zolf regularly corresponds include poets Charles Bernstein, Anne Waldman, Michael Davidson, Rodrigo Toscano, Erin Moure, Joan Retallack; theorist Judith Butler; artists Josiah McElheny, Zoe Leonard and Moyra Davey, and publisher Alana Wilcox.

Zolf, Rachel

Press of The Black Flag Raised fonds

  • MsA 28
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1970

The fonds includes correspondence; photo-ready copy, masters, proofs and layouts for most of the Press broadsides; financial/administrative records, ephemera.

Press of The Black Flag Raised

Polestar Press fonds

  • MsC 78
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1995

Fonds consists of manuscripts, page proofs, editorial and general correspondence, contracts, promotional and biographical materials. Included in the fonds are archival materials for Vi Plotnikoff's Head Cook at Wedding and Funerals (1994), first collection of Doukhobor short stories published and the first widely published literary writings by a Doukhobor woman, and George Elliott Clarke's poem-novel Whylah Falls (1990), later adapted for the stage and film, along with materials related to the publication of other works in Polestar's catalogue.

Polestar Press

Pierre Coupey fonds

  • MsC-205
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2015

Fonds consists of records created, received or accumulated by Pierre Coupey through his personal and professional activities in the course of his career as a multidisciplinary contemporary artist, poet, co-editor, founding editor and English instructor. It includes hand-written and word-processed correspondence between Coupey and editors, publishers and other fellow writers, artists and poet-friends; unpublished poems and writings by Coupey and other writers, manuscripts and drafts of books and poems of Coupey’s poetic works and of other writers; reviews, newspaper clippings and photocopies of reviews of Coupey’s work as a poet and artist; original artwork by Coupey; photographs of Coupey and other writers; exhibition planning records; miscellaneous hand written notes by Coupey on his exhibitions and poetry works; hand written postcards and notes from fellow artists and poets; teaching materials as an English instructor; day-timers, which includes addresses and phone numbers of fellow artists and poets; promotional materials for exhibitions and reading engagements; Canada Council grant information; and miscellaneous ephemera such as exhibition postcards and posters.

This fonds is divided into 7 series: 1: Publication - "The Capilano Review" (TCR) (1959-2013); 2: Independent press (1967-1997); 3: Poetry and creative writing ([ca. 1957-2015]); 4: Capilano College (University) (1969-2014); 5: Exhibition records (1964-2015); 6: Artwork (1960-2013); 7: Administrative records (1960-2014).

Coupey, Pierre

Phoenix Press fonds

  • MsC 77
  • Fonds
  • 1990-1995

Fonds consists of records relating to the business of Phoenix Press, and the publication of Cougar Hunter: A Memoir of Roderick Haig Brown. Records include a business agreement, correspondence, design and production files, printer proofs with edits and comments, promotional and sales records, cover artwork, and finished book.

Phoenix Press

Philip Whalen fonds

  • MsA 33
  • Fonds
  • 1968

The fonds consists of one letter from Whalen to Leo Eutsler; monograph by Whalen, Like I Say (1960).

Whalen, Philip

Paula Gustafson fonds

  • MsC 67
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2003

The fonds consists of records reflecting Gustafson’s career as a successful artist and editor. They include Artichoke business records, correspondence with Hilary Stewart, artwork, financial records and other miscellaneous records. The fonds is arranged into the following seven series: Correspondence; Koerner book records; financial records; Artichoke business records, Crafts book records, miscellaneous records and publications.

Gustafson, Paula

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.

Pacific Nation fonds

  • MsC 6
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1969

The fonds consists of manuscripts, layout sheets, notes and miscellaneous records relating to the printing of Pacific Nation.

Pacific Nation

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