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The sub-series contains correspondence with the Authors Guild (including bulletins), Canada Council, fans, Skinner's family, the Public Lending Right Commission, and the author Shirley Suttles.

Skinner, June Margaret

Correspondence with Al Hart

Sub-series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence between Skinner and Al Hart. Hart was first Skinner's editor at various publishers and later he was her literary agent.

Skinner, June Margaret

Correspondence with agents

This sub-series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence between June Skinner and agents; both literary agents and her Hollywood agent. Content mostly relates to June's attempts at getting novels published, rejection notices, and details about her books that were being published.

Skinner, June Margaret


Sub-series consists of drafts and manuscripts of novels, short stories, plays, and poems written by June Skinner. Material is typed and handwritten. Some writings had no identifiable title or date.

Skinner, June Margaret


Sub-series consists of handwritten and typed manuscripts and drafts of novels that were eventually published. Includes galley proofs used during the publishing process.

Skinner, June Margaret

Literary works by other authors

Sub-series consists of correspondence from writers and poets, postcards, invitations, greeting cards, exhibition broadsides, newspaper clippings, poems, photographs, literary/poetry publications, chapbooks & zines, an audio tape consisting of five poems, ephemera, drafts & manuscripts, a McLean’s article featuring BC writers and poets, June 1973, and a series of postcards created by Coach House Press. Also included in the sub-series are correspondence and sample pages for One More Once: For Pierre Coupey’s 70th, a festschrift to honor Pierre Coupey’s dedication to art and literature on the occasion of his 70th birthday in 2012.

Coupey corresponded with a variety of writers and poets with whom he was friends. Some of the writers and poets featured in this sub-series include Peter Culley, Barry McKinnon, Zonko (Bill Little), Rick Jones, Brian Fawcett, Steve Cummings, Warren Stevensen, John Newlove, bp Nichol, Henri Chopin, Duncan McNaughton, Rick Kitaeff, Patrick Lane, Sharon Thesen, George Stanley, Bill Schermbrucker, Michael Ondaatje, Esther Mills, John Pass, Audrey Thomas, Margo Foote, Fielding Dawson, Colin Browne, Louis Dudek, Meredith Quartermain, Lenore Kandel, Roy Kiyooka, Jamie Reid, Ryan Knighton, Daphne Marlatt, David Phillips, Victoria Walker and George Bowering, among others.

Poetry publications - "West Coast Poetry & Poetics Anthology"

Sub-series consists of letter of introduction to writers/poets, an outline for the publication content, templates for the writers/poets regarding their submissions for the anthology, memoranda from Capilano College regarding Coupey’s paid educational leave, Capilano College faculty letters, a list of poets, Coupey’s outline, stages and development for the publication, correspondence (incoming and outgoing) with Patrick Lane, Patrick Lane’s biographical information and filled in template for the publication. Also included is a copy of the manuscript, What Matters: Writing 1968-70, by Daphne Marlatt, correspondence from Lionel Kearns, his CV and his filled in template for the publication, a list of Kearns’ published poetic works, an excerpt of his published works by Coach House, 1979, a transcription of a radio show featuring Lionel Kearns, a statement of poetics by Kearns, a photocopy of an introduction to Western Windows written by Lionel Kearns, a photocopy of “Writing Poetry,“ by Lionel Kearns, revisions for his poems, “Menace,” “Manitoulin Poem” and “Guatemala 1975.” Other record types include commentaries written by Lionel Kearns regarding his own work, a postcard featuring an image of Lionel Kearns newspaper clippings and reviews on Kearns. Coupey kept folders for each of the poets he was considering for this publication. Listed below are the names of each folder and the contents within each. The purpose of the publication was to create an anthology of major poetic works of British Columbia in the period between 1970 and 1980. The title, West Coast Poetry and Poetics: 1970-1980 was considered as the working title for the anthology. This project was part of Coupey’s half-year paid educational leave from Capilano College; the project was never brought to completion.


Sub-series consists of letters, schedules and itineraries for reading engagements, newspaper clippings on Pierre Coupey, research materials, drafts of poetic works by Coupey, annotations from Bill Schermbrucker on a first draft for the poem, “Moon Bay,” a draft copy of “The Alphabet of Blood” as well as a published photocopy of the poem. Also included are correspondence and publishing information from Gary Geddes, a letter from Coach House Press (bp Nichol and Michael Ondaatje), an award certificate from The Malahat Review (circa 1980s), poetic materials for the “Interventing the Text: A Symposium, 1991,” as well as drafts and poems from Coupey’s formative years as a youth, including a significant letter from 1957 from Canadian poet Louis Dudek to Coupey and a newspaper clipping about Dudek. This photocopy of this seminal letter from Dudek fuelled Coupey’s life-long passion as a poet. A few of the early poems from this sub-series are included in Coupey’s publication Bring Forth the Cowards. Also included in this sub-series are drafts and working copies of poems for “Notes Towards a Requiem,” 1997 and Cutting Out The Tongue: Selected Poems: 1962-1997 by Coupey.


This sub-series contains live performances, reels for use in performance, master tapes for recording projects, and broadcasts. The formats are mostly audio cassettes and audio reels. The Recordings sub-series also includes items that are more experimental or improvisatory and might not be included in the works list.

Computer Programs

This sub-series contains MIDI files, performance instructions, sound samples, and synthesizer files, which are mostly computer disks.


This sub-series contains printed and digital musical scores, also includes some transparencies for publishing purposes and is mostly textual records.

Works authored by McWhinney

This series consists of 3 sub-series: Works authored by McWhinney (1956-2013); Works about McWhinney (1963-2012); Works edited or reviewed by McWhinney (1974-2015)

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