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June Skinner (Rohan O'Grady) fonds

  • MSC 80
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1998

Fonds consists of records relating to the writing and publication of novels written by June Skinner under the pen names of Rohan O'Grady, and A. Carleon. These include original manuscripts, notes on works in progress, memorabilia, promotional material, rejection letters, grant applications, photographs, scrapbooks, and correspondence.

The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Manuscripts (1936-[1992?]); Contracts (1960-1998); Correspondence ([1949?]-2000); Research (1965-[197-?]); Promotional material and reviews (1961-1974); Personal (1947-[196-?]); and Finance (1941-1992).

Skinner, June Margaret

Martin Bartlett fonds

  • MsC 24
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1993

This fonds contains writings, notebooks, scores, computer software, photographic materials, audio and video recordings, two synthesizers, a computer and other material relating to the life experiences and creative output of Martin Bartlett. Most of the material dates from Bartlett’s active work life from 1965-1993, although there is some information from his early life, 1940-1965. The contents of the fonds have been divided into 11 distinct series representing different aspects of his life. One series (9: Compositions) has been divided into three sub-series determined by the type of material (scores, computer programs, and recordings).
The series contained in this fonds are as follows: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Personal Papers; Series 3: Notebooks; Series 4: Teaching; Series 5: Gamelan; Series 6: Research Materials; Series 7: Writings; Series 8: Computer Programming; Series 9: Compositions including subseries 9:1: Scores, 9:2: Computer Programs, and 9:3: Recordings; Series 10: Photographs and ; Series 11: Objects.

Bartlett, Martin

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

Eden Robinson fonds

  • MsC 104
  • Fonds
  • 1991-2018

The fonds consists of records primarily reflecting Robinson’s career as a writer, spanning approximately from 1991 to 2018. These include drafts of several of her novels including "Monkey Beach", "Traplines", "Blood Sports", "Son of a Trickster" and "Trickster Drift", correspondence with editors and other miscellaneous records. The fonds is arranged into seven series: Correspondence (1993-2005); Awards, events and reviews (1991-2007); Records relating to "Traplines" ([1997]); Records relating to "Blood Sports" (2004-2005); Records relating to "Monkey Beach" ([ca. 2000?]); Records relating to "Son of a Trickster" (2016-2017); and Records relating to "Trickster Drift" (2014-2018).

Robinson, Eden

Alan Twigg/BC BookWorld fonds

  • MsC 63
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2008

The fonds consist of materials that relate to Twigg’s work as a writer, publisher and cofounder of the B.C. Book Prizes in the years 1975 to 2008. The fonds is arranged in 14 series: Correspondence; Political Campaign and Poetry of Bud Osborn; Vancouver Theatre; Television Interviews; Twigg’s Book Research; George Woodcock’s Translation of Proust; Audio Cassette Interviews; Transcripts of Interviews; Authors’ Photographs and Negatives; Special Items; B.C. Book Prizes; Miscellaneous; Prairie BookWorld Founding Records; and Twigg’s Newspaper and Magazine Articles.

Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, taped television interviews, transcripts of television interviews, drafts of Twigg’s literary works, an unpublished manuscript of George Woodcock’s translation of Proust, audio cassette interviews, transcripts of interviews, photographs, banners, awards, legal documents, financial records, notes and newspaper and magazine clippings of Twigg’s published articles.

Twigg, Alan

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

John Koerner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-2011

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

Koerner, John

Kuldip Gill fonds

  • MsC 132
  • Fonds
  • [199?]-2009

Fonds consists of Gill's personal and professional correspondence, photographs, university notes and assignments, theses, drafts of poems and other writing, published works, and work records.

Gill, Kuldip

Women and Words Society fonds

  • MsC 23
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998

The fonds includes records of the administration and activities of the Women and Words Society, including minutes, correspondence, financial and payroll records, submissions, fundraising records, documentation of events and its mentorship program.

Women and Words Society

Louis Zukofsky fonds

  • MsA 29
  • Fonds
  • 1936,1938.

The fonds consists of four letters from Zukofsky to the poet Walter Lowenfels.

Zukofsky, Louis

Greenboathouse books fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1999-2008

Fonds consists of broadsheets, chapbooks, financial records and correspondence relating to the publishing activities of Greenboathouse Books from 1999-2008.

Greenboathouse Books

B.C. Poets & Print fonds

  • MsC 19
  • Fonds
  • 1987

The fonds consists of 16 audio cassette recordings, along with textual transcriptions of tapes.

B.C. Poets & Print

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

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

William Stafford collection

  • MsA 22
  • Collection
  • 1961-1973

Fonds consists of correspondence, handwritten poems, a newspaper clipping and an essay written by William Stafford and mailed to former SFU professor Frederick Candelaria. Photographs of manuscript pages are also included.

Stafford, William

Derek Beaulieu fonds

  • MsC-125
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2015

Fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Derek Beaulieu through his personal and professional activities, primarily from the 1990s to 2015. Records document his work as publisher of housepress and No press, and his work as a writer, editor, art and literature student and creative writing instructor.

Fonds is arranged into the following eight series: housepress (1997–2007); No press (2005–2015); Writings (1991–2015); Correspondence (1994–2015); Artworks (1996–[before 2013]); Notebooks, sketchbooks and daytimers (1987–2015); Promotional records ([199-]–[2015]) and Personal records (1994–2007).

Beaulieu, D.A. (Derek Alexander)

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

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

Warren Tallman fonds

  • MsC 26
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1994

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, teaching papers, personal and financial records, material pertaining to the Vancouver Poetry Centre, photographs, audiotapes, ephemera, etc.

Tallman, Warren

Lynn Coady fonds

  • MsC 75
  • Fonds
  • [199?]-2011

Fonds contains drafts and manuscripts of articles, short fiction, scripts, and novels, as well as originals and reproductions of Coady’s publications, notebooks, reviews and articles about Coady and her work, and other records related to Coady’s writing and editing activities and projects. The fonds is arranged in four series: Writing and editing ([199-]-2011); Publicity ([199-]-2011); Personal ([199-?-2010?]); and Correspondence (1999-2006).

Coady, Lynn

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

Visible Verse fonds

  • MsC 152
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2010

Records consist of videotaped poetry performances and textual records relating to the annual Visible Verse videopoem festival held at Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver, B.C.

Visible Verse

Moving Pictures fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2004-2012

Fonds consists of records relating to the administration and organization of the Moving Pictures film festival. Records include board of directors manuals, financial records, correspondence, and minutes.

Moving Pictures: Canadian Films on Tour

Wil Hudson collection

  • Collection
  • 1942-2014

Collection consists of letters written to and from Wil Hudson, his personal photographs and negatives, and type blocks used during his work as a printer. Collection also includes tributes to Wil Hudson written after his death in 2014.

Hudson, Wil

Mayworks fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1987-2004

Fonds consists of records documenting the organization and promotion of Vancouver's Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts. These include programs, posters, minutes, payroll and other financial records, agendas, licenses, contracts, tickets, fundraising letters, mailings, grants, and photographs used by Mayworks festival organizers from 1988-1996. Fonds also includes a thesis about Mayworks written by Aurian Haller in 2004.

Vancouver Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts

Fumiko Kiyooka fonds

  • 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

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

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

Michael de Courcy fonds

  • MsC 155
  • Fonds
  • [198?] - [199?]

Fonds consists of master videotapes and notes from two film projects: documentary portraits of Gerry Gilbert (The Big Break), taped in 1988, and Voice: Roy Kiyooka, taped in 1991.

De Courcy, Michael

Jeff Derksen fonds

  • MsC 105
  • Fonds
  • 1981-[199?]

Fonds consists of correspondence, magazines, manuscripts, financial records, event posters, notebooks, and artwork relating to Jeff Derksen's work as a poet and founder of the Kootenay School of Writing, in particular, the publication of Writing Magazine, issues 23-28, edited by Jeff Derksen and Nancy Shaw.

Derksen, Jeff

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