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William Hoffer fonds

  • MsC 90
  • Fonds
  • 1893, 1967-1993, predominant 1980-1993

Fonds consists of records reflecting Hoffer`s bookselling and publishing activities during the 1980s. Records include correspondence, fiscal files, client files, journals, book catalogues, galleys, proofsheets, critical pieces, articles, and review. The fonds is composed of the following series: Series 1. Correspondence, Series 2. Publication files, Series 3. Business files, Series 4, Miscellaneous.

Hoffer, William

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

[Notebook]

Consists of a few loose pages as well as the contents of a small notebook. Contains predominantly work-related notes.

Duke, Daryl

Personal notes

Series consists of notes, notebooks/journals, and press clippings that are both specifically related to projects and also those not directly linked to a specific project. Topics include:
• Autobiography (19-)
• Savary Island (1981-2004)
• BC Film (1995)

The Canadian Forum [4 editions]

Consists of 4 editions of The Canadian Forum: Vol. LXXI, No. 817 (March 1993), Vol. LXXV, No. 854 (November 1996), Vol. LXXV, No. 856 (January/February 1997), and Vol. LXXVI, No. 862 (September 1997), which contain articles by Duke.

Duke, Daryl

Essays and articles

Series consists of drafts, final versions, correspondence, notes and clippings related to Duke’s work as an essayist.

Personal correspondence

Series consists of records related to Duke’s personal and administrative affairs. This series includes:
• Personal notes and memos written by Duke for family, friends and staff
• Correspondence received by Duke from family, friends and business associates
• Administrative correspondence received by Duke from agents, publishers and other associates
• Miscellaneous ephemera collected by Duke
• This series also contains records relating to Duke’s administrative affairs

Among those who Duke received correspondence from are the following:
• Anne-Marie Duke (1985-2000)
• Brian and David Duke (1986-2001)
• Cliff Robertson (1960-1969)
• David Darriff (1951)
• Don Erickson (1951-1952)
• Eve Duke (1961-1981)
• Henry Miller (1961-1962)
• Jeremy Geidt (1965-1966)
• Mordecai Richler (1961)
• Norman Klenman (1966)
• Sir Fitzroy Maclean (1962)
• Yu Hong (2001-2004)

General business correspondence

Series consists of records related to Duke’s personal and administrative affairs. This diverse series includes:
• Personal notes and memos written by Duke for family, friends and staff
• Correspondence received by Duke from family, friends and business associates
• Administrative correspondence received by Duke from agents, publishers and other associates
• Receipts, bills and other financial records
• Personal and administrative faxes

Vancouver Awards Show

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to Duke's involvement in organizing and scripting the Vancouver Awards Show. This series includes business correspondence, personal notes, draft scripts, publicity and information regarding Duke's contributions to the show’s production.

Banff Television Festival

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to Duke's involvement with the Banff Television Festival. This series includes business correspondence, personal notes and information regarding Duke's contributions to adjudications and presentations within the organization.

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting

Series consists mainly of textual material pertaining to Duke's involvement with the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. This series includes business correspondence and personal information regarding Duke's role within the organization.

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