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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

Lewis Warsh fonds

  • Mss 43
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1973

The fonds consists of correspondence (with manuscript and typescript enclosures) from Anne Waldman to Lewis Marsh, 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.

Warsh, Lewis

Joanne Kyger fonds

  • Mss 29
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1960

The fonds consists of letters to Joanne Kyger from the poet, Gary Snyder, several with enclosed poems. The letters document in detail the life and thoughts of Snyder when he was living in Kyoto, Japan. Fonds includes carbon copies of letters Kyger wrote in reply.

Kyger, Joanne

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.

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

Andrew Crozier fonds

  • MsE 3
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1974

The fonds consists of manuscripts, including typescripts, proofs, galleys, and page proofs corrected by the author, and correspondence from Robin Blaser to Ferry Press pertaining to publication of Blaser's translation of "Les Chimeres".

Crozier, Andrew

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

Gael Turnbull fonds

  • MsE 1
  • Fonds
  • 1961, 1979-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence (letters to the poet Cid Corman), manuscripts and other material.

Turnbull, Gael

Trevor Blakemore collection

  • MsC-66
  • Collection
  • 1933-1958

Collection consists of typescript, manuscript and handwritten poems, wartime letters between Trevor Blakemore and Philip Godfray, between Ann Driver (Blakemore) and Philip Godfray, between Ann Driver (Blakemore) and Madame Godfray, and a memorial service program for Trevor Blakemore. Correspondence reflects themes such as British literary clubs, the wartime attitudes of the Blakemores, BBC wartime broadcasts and the evacuation of children from Nazi-occupied Channel Islands.

Godfray, Philip

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

Fumiko Kiyooka fonds

  • MsC-194
  • Fonds
  • [200?]-2012

Fonds consists of research and moving image records generated and used in the production of the documentary REED: the life and works of Roy Kiyooka, produced and directed by Fumiko Kiyooka.

Kiyooka, Fumiko

Nunaga Publishing fonds

  • MsC-189
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2006

Fonds consists of records documenting the business activities of Nunaga Publishing and its president, Rick Antonson. Fonds is divided into the following sub-series: Corporate records (1973-1988); Book and magazine project files (1970-1980); Sales and distribution records (1974-1983); Correspondence (1973-1984); Submissions and proposals (1974-1979); Government and book information files (1974-1980); Publicity and related records (1973-[1994]); and Douglas & McIntyre files (1977-2006).

Nunaga Publishing Company Ltd.

Administrative records

Series consists of correspondence, legal and financial records, notes, manuals, plans, agreements, project files, customer survey research and other materials generated or used by Celia Duthie, as president of Duthie Books, Ltd.

Duthie Books fonds

  • MsC-184
  • Fonds
  • [after 1957]-1999, predominant 1990-1999

Fonds consists of materials generated from Duthie Books Ltd.'s business activities selling and marketing books in Vancouver, BC. Fonds has been arranged into the following fourteen series: Administrative records (1971-1999); Renovation files and architectural plans (1993-1998); Business proposals (1992-1998); Strategic planning and restructuring files (1998-1999); Duthie Books 40th anniversary project files (1966-1997); Press clippings (1984-1999); Sales and marketing files (1993-1999); Publication files (1986-1999); Readers & Writers (Knowledge Network) program video recordings (1995-1996); Virtual bookstore venture records (1993-1994); Mail orders (1990-1992); Bookmarks ([1957?]-1999); Artworks and awards (1970, [199-]) and Ephemera ([199-]).

Duthie Books Ltd.

Textual materials

The series consists of various printed materials, mostly newspaper articles. There is one illustrated advertisement for an up-coming speaking tour, but the other items are mostly tributes relating to the life and death of E. Pauline Johnson.

Photographs

The series consists primarily of photographs relating to Stanley Park and the burial site of E. Pauline Johnson. All but one hand-coloured photo postcard are black and white images, most have notes written on the reverse which approximately date the series between about 1905-1913. One postcard can only be dated to after-1922 because that is the year the stone memorial was built. Pauline's sister Evelyn is thought to have written some of the identifying information on the reverse of some images, and features in at least one of them.

E. Pauline Johnson Collection

  • MsC-175
  • Collection

The collection consists of photographic images and printed materials relating to the life and death of E. Pauline Johnson. Some of the material is associated with her sister, Evelyn Johnson, but the provenance and nature of compilation is largely unknown.

Johnson, E. Pauline

John Koerner fonds

  • MsC-173
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2011

Fonds consists of photographs, diaries and journals documenting Koerner's artworks and travels to Japan, and one drawing.

Koerner, John

Al Neil fonds

  • MsC-128
  • Fonds
  • 1907–2010

Fonds consists of records generated from Al Neil's work as a musician, artist and writer, as well as his personal and family records. These include family photographs, records from Neil's military service, correspondence, documentation of performances, art exhibitions and collages, clippings of interviews and reviews, original manuscripts and drafts, published writings, grant applications, posters, and material related to his and Carole Itter's cabin at Dollarton, North Vancouver, BC.

Fonds has been arranged into the following eight series: Correspondence (1959–2010); Writings (1968–1996); Professional records (1936-2009); Reviews and clippings (1958–2009); Personal records (1940–1994); Photographs ([185-]–[200-]); Videos (1978–2005), and Sound recordings (1976–1987).

Neil, Al

Promotional records

Series consists of posters, flyers, handbills, ephemera, promotional objects, t-shirts and bags, and other material publicizing art and literary readings, conferences or other projects Beaulieu was part of or contributed to. The series also includes newspaper clippings of reviews, articles written by Beaulieu and articles featuring Beaulieu and his work.

Artworks

Series consists of print works on paper, photographic documentation, paintings, drawings and linocuts used in the preparation of artworks and chapbooks. Series is divided into the following four sub-series: Works on paper (1996–2005), Linocuts [before 2009], Photographs documenting artworks (1991–[before 2009]), and Artworks by others (2002–[before 2013]).

Handmade books

Sub-series consists of unique handmade books made by Derek Beaulieu. One book contains seven photographs glued to its pages.

Writings by others

Sub-series consists of correspondence and unpublished manuscripts from writers such as Helen Hajnoczky, Eric Zboya, Pete Spence, Jordan Scott and Mark Laliberte. Series also includes a publication edited by Christian Bök and produced in an edition of forty copies for Beaulieu’s fortieth birthday.

Writings by students

Sub-series contains works written and/or produced by students of Derek Beaulieu, from institutions such as Alberta College of Art & Design, Henry Wise Wood Senior High School and the Writers Guild of Alberta. These publications reflect Beaulieu’s teaching and his approach to independent publishing.

Academic research and writings

Sub-series contains research and project files for Derek Beaulieu’s MA thesis on the TISH poets, and annotated drafts of his PhD dissertation on concrete poetry and conceptual writing.

Article files

Sub-series contains drafts and accompanying correspondence about articles, talks and essays written by Beaulieu.

Poetry and book files

Sub-series consists of poetry and book files for titles written or edited by Beaulieu, including "With Wax," "How to Write," and "Rush: What Fuckan Theory."

No press

Series consists of the chapbooks and editorial records generated from the publishing activity of No press since its founding. Series contains the following sub-series: No press publications (2005–2015); Editorial files (2005–2014).

No press

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