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The Writers' Union of Canada records

Sub-series consists of records relating to Wah’s activities as a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada. Records include correspondence, publications of the union, and administrative records.

The records in this sub-series have been arranged into the following two sub-sub-series: Racial Minorities Committee records, and General records.

General records

Sub-sub-series consists of records relating to Wah’s general activities as a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, excluding those relating to the Racial Minorities Committee. Records include internal correspondence, publications of the union, and administrative records.

Residency records

Series consists of records relating to the various residencies and related programs that Wah has participated in during his career. These residencies have primarily been writer-in-residence programs at various academic and non-academic institutions, the most notable of which being his tenure as the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate from 2011-2013. Records include correspondence, promotional materials, and administrative records.

The records in this series have been arranged into the following two sub-series: Parliamentary Poet Laureate, and General records.

Parliamentary Poet Laureate records

Sub-series consists of records relating to Wah’s activities as Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada, a position he occupied from 2011-2013. Records include correspondence, writings by Wah, travel and event records, and administrative records.

George S. Forsythe fonds

  • MsC-45
  • Fonds
  • [between 1900 and 1935]

The fonds includes photographs and examples of the stock sold by the company including ruled account books, greeting cards, religious books, and games.

G.S. Forsythe & Co.

Gerry Gilbert fonds

  • MsC-14
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1992

The fonds consists of correspondence (inward and outward), daily calendars, manuscripts and working papers, Canada Council applications and correspondence, personal papers (including diaries of travels, tax records, notebooks, and copies of Gilbert's writings in his high school newspaper), and reference files and material. The fonds includes records (manuscripts, correspondence, etc.) of Gilbert's literary journal, "B.C. Monthly", and records including photographs) of the New Era Social Club, an artists' studio/living space in Vancouver; and audiotapes of radiofreerainforest shows.

Gilbert, Gerry

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

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence received and sent by Gladys Hindmarch, as well as a small number of letters accumulated by Hindmarch from other correspondents. Correspondence is related to both personal and professional matters, and correspondents include friends, fellow writers, and publishers.

The watery part of the world records

Series consists of records relating to the writing, editing, and publication of Gladys Maria Hindmarch's 1988 book "The Watery Part of the World," based on her experiences working aboard cargo ships in the early 1960s. Hindmarch worked on the book throughout the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, and worked extensively on it from 1985 to 1986, the year she took a sabbatical from her teaching position at Capilano College. It was during this time that the manuscript was first read by Denise Bukowski, Hindmarch's literary agent at Pacific Publishing Services. Working titles for the book project have included "The Boat Stories," "The Boat Book," and "Nootka Odyssey," and these titles are reflected in the file names. Record types in this series include drafts, manuscripts, page proofs, notes, research records, and correspondence.

[Boat story #15]

File consists of a typescript draft of “Boat Story #15.” This story is also found elsewhere in the series under the title “Doing Nothing is an Act Also.”

Pt [Point] Atkinson

File consists of typescript draft versions of the stories “Pt Atkinson,” also known as “Heading In,” and “Overtime.”

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