Title and statement of responsibility area
General material designation
- Photographic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of series.
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Dates of creation area
1929-[before 2015] (Creation)
Physical description area
159 photographs : b&w and col.
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Archival description area
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Scope and content
Series consists of photographs of Peter Trower, his partner Yvonne Klan, and their family, friends and other acquaintances. Photographs relate to Trower’s writing, musical and personal activities, his childhood in England and Canada, and his family life. Series includes many photographs of Trower with writer and publisher friends, giving readings, attending literary events, awards ceremonies, and book signings and performing with former bandmates Mike Dunn and Ken Dagliesh, Industrial Accident and the Caulk Boots and Marlin Spikes production. Also included are photographs taken during the filming of the documentary "Between the Sky and the Splinters" in 1976, photographs of Trower’s travels with Yvonne, his various residences, publicity shots for book covers, and photographs from his seventieth birthday party in 2000. Fellow writers appearing in photographs include Earle Birney, Trevor Carolan, Jim Christy, Lorna Crozier, Jamie Mandelkau, John Moore, Cath Morris, Mary Nichol, Stuart Nutter, Richard Olafson, Malcolm Parry, George Payerle, Joe Perone, Ted Poole, Greg Potter, Al Purdy, Robin Skelton, Carol Skoloff, Godfrey Stephens, Alan Twigg, Howard White, and Carolyn Zenailo.
Immediate source of acquisition
Series is arranged chronologically. The majority of photographs in accession MsC 36 were listed and assigned numbers in ink on the verso by Professor Geoff Madoc-Jones prior to transfer in 2002. These numbers have been maintained; however, the numbers appear out of sequence in the finding aid, as they do not correspond to the chronological arrangement created by the Archivist for ease of access. Physically, the photographs are arranged in numerical order.
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The majority of photographs were assigned titles by Trower prior to their acquisition by Simon Fraser University. Additional notes made by Trower on post-it notes attached to the photographs have been included in the file list as notes. Where Trower referred to himself as “Trower” in the title his full name has been included.