Fonds consists of records generated from Al Neil’s work as a musician, artist and writer, as well as his personal and family records. These include family photographs, records from Neil’s military service, correspondence, documentation of performances, art exhibitions and collages, clippings of interviews and reviews, original manuscripts and drafts, published writings, grant applications, posters, and material related to his and Carole Itter’s cabin at Dollarton, North Vancouver, BC.
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.
Fonds consists of the following series for MsC 40: correspondence (1949-1984); drama (1969-1982); fiction (ca. 1952-1984); poetry (ca. 1951-1983); prose (1950, 1963-1983); published works (1951-1983); audio-visual (192-, 1954-1984); miscellaneous (1952-1984); works on Nowlan (1953-1984); and four small appendices (MsC 59, 61, 106, 119) consisting of material relating to A. Nowlan and acquired from other sources. MsC 59 consists of a sound cassette Remembering Alden Nowlan, taped at a Theatre New Brunswick event paying tribute to A. Nowlan. MsC 106 is a draft of A gift to last, revised by co-author Walter J. Learning in 1989. MsC 119 consists of promotional material for a production of Frankenstein : the man who became god. For description of MsC 61 see entry under Rachel Paulson Pride. Accession 523/92.21 consists of poetry manuscripts; notebooks; reviews and other material relating to publication or productions of A. Nowlan’s work after his death in 1983; and twenty-four sound recordings of interviews, radio broadcasts of A. Nowlan’s works, tributes paid to the author and other miscellaneous events. Accession 569/95.5 consists of material relating to A. Nowlan including v. 2, no. 4, Summer 1963 issue of Amethyst devoted to him.
The fonds consists of correspondence, poems (including concrete, experimental and sound poem drafts), manuscripts (including drafts), notebooks, and journals of bp Nichol. Fonds includes records (1964-1987) of Nichol’s presses, Ganglia and grOnk, consisting of manuscript files, correspondence files, mockups, business and reference files, computer discs, the authors poetry and comic book collections, photographs, television scripts, etc. Correspondents and contributors include Bill Bissett, Gerry Gilbert, Margaret Avison, Earle Birney, David Harris, David Phillips, David McFadden and others.
The fonds contains manuscripts, correspondence, journals, documents related to provincial and national writers organizations and documents related to the founding and running of Caitlin Press, The Poem Factory/Usine de Poeme, and Coracle Press including correspondence, manuscripts, promotional materials, and business records. Also includes papers related to Zonailo’s academic work at various universities, as well as personal memorabilia, phonograph recordings and audio-cassettes of Zonailo’s poetry set to music, video-cassettes, musical scores, literary periodicals, books by other authors (mostly inscribed to Zonailo), poetry broadsides, chapbooks, and ephemera. Records related to Zonailo’s work as a member or the planning committee of the C.G. Jung Society of Montreal and editor of its newsletter are also included as well as correspondence, periodicals, graphic materials, and other records related to astrology.
The Clayoquot Sound protests remain one of the most significant instances of civil disobedience in Canadian history. This recording was made on Thanksgiving Day 1993, by a group of over 50 Canadian authors and poets who came together at the legislature in Victoria, British Columbia to raise money for people who were arrested during the Clayoquot protests. The writers and poets featured on this recording indicate that it is their responsibility to defend Clayoquot against government policies that endangered the fragile ecosystem of the Sound and infringed on the rights of First Nations governments who continue to hold rights and title to the land. A reading was held from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees were encouraged to donate food, clothing, and money in support of the anti-clear-cut protesters and arrestees. Audiocassettes of the reading were sold to raise funds for arrested protestors.
Fonds consists of records created or accumulated by Daphne Marlatt through her personal and professional activities, predominantly after the year 1990. Records document her activities as a writer of poetry and prose, an editor, and as a teacher of writing and literature, and include manuscripts, notes, research records, correspondence, photographs, grant applications, reviews, and audio and video recordings of poetry readings.
This collection includes sound recordings related to the Canadian Poets on Tape and Canadian Writers on Tape projects at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; Toppings was interviewer and editor. It also includes correspondence with Canadian poets and novelists regarding the taping procedures and arrangements, and distribution; compact discs containing audio recordings of readings and interviews; and, background notes compiled by E.T.
The fonds consists of typescripts and audio reels of CBC radio reviews of stage plays, motion pictures, children’s books and popular culture events and festivals, especially those held in the Lower Mainland area of B.C. Fonds also includes related publicity materials.
Fonds consists of records documenting the establishment of the filling Station Publications Society in Calgary, Alberta, in 1993, and its ongoing business editing and publishing “filling Station” magazine, individual chapbooks and hosting literary events. Fonds is arranged into the following six series: Administrative records (1993–2008); Financial records (1993–2008); Marketing files (1993–2002); Editorial files (1995–2004); Event files (1993–2001); and Chapbooks (1993–2006).
Fonds illustrates George Stanley’s work as a poet in San Francisco, New York, Vancouver, and Terrace, spanning from the late 1950s to the present. Fonds also documents Stanley’s interactions with the broader literary scenes, including publishers and other writers. Fonds is divided into seven series: Correspondence (1967-2007), George Stanley poems and other writings (1957-2011), Works of other writers ([ca.1957]-2011), Literary events and publication (1972-2011), Personal documents (1972-1990), Photographs of George Stanley and associates (1964-1983).
Biographical history Gerry Gilbert emerged as a significant poet and visual artist in Vancouver in the early 1960s. Gilbert founded and edited his own long-running poetry magazine, “B.C. Monthly” and hosted a weekly radio broadcast radiofreerainforest. He has published many volumes of poetry including Lease, Year of the Rush, Azure Blues and From Next Spring.
Irving Layton fonds consists of records relating to Layton’s life and activities as a writer. Records include correspondence between family members, professionals, friends, newspapers and periodicals, colleges and universities, reviews of Layton’s works, fan letters, published material, offprints of poems, transcripts of interviews, publicity for public appearances and readings, reviews of his works, foreign language articles, manuscripts and drafts of monographs and poems, transcripts of interviews, newspaper clippings, notebooks, journals, calendars, schedules, agendas, personal papers including bills, invoices, finances, awards and certificates, and audio visual material.
Fonds consists of the administrative records of the School, copies of communications and promotional materials, and audio recordings of talks and readings. Records in the fonds include correspondence, grant applications, collective meeting minutes, budgets and annual financial reports. Communications and promotional materials include press releases, brochures, and posters.
Fonds consists of records relating to Mary Billy’s life and work as a feminist and editor of Herspectives magazine. Records include correspondence, notes, drafts, poetry, women’s activism records, diaries, journals, clippings, photographs, and research records.
The fonds consists of manuscripts and typescripts, clippings and reviews, notebooks, correspondence with friends and associates, galley and proofs, broadsides and cards by McClure, anthologies and magazines containing items by and about McClure, conference material, tape recordings, photographs, film and ephemera. Film is the only remaining print of Andy Warhol’s unauthorized version of “The Beard” (1966). Correspondents include Richard Brautigan, Robert Creeley, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Bruce Conner, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen.
The fonds consists of drafts of manuscripts of poetry, essays and articles, short fiction, scripts, and novels, originals and reproductions of publications in which Turner’s and other author’s works have appeared, clippings of reviews and articles about Turner and his published works, and other records and ephemera related to Turner’s writing, editing, and publishing activities and projects. It also contains photographs, notes, clippings, correspondence, audio and digital recordings, ephemera and press materials related to Turner’s musicianship, including his stint in the Hard Rock Miners. The fonds is arranged in seven series: Music; Writing; Publishing, editing, and consulting; Teaching; Acting; Event promotion, management, and judging; and Correspondence.
Records in this fonds were in the custody of Peter Trower until the time of acquisition by the Simon Fraser University Library. The first accession, MsC 36, was acquired between 2002 and 2006. Due to the lack of original order of material and to the overlap in contents, the material was processed as a single unit. Accrual MsC 36a was acquired in 2007. Accrual MsC 36b was acquired in 2015.
Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts of poetry, novels, short stories, speeches, essays and reviews; notebooks; audio visual material; awards and honours; teaching materials; works on R. Kroetsch; published work; and works by others. MsC 42, the speech given by R. Kroetsch on the occasion of the presentation of the Robert Kroetsch papers to the University of Calgary, is an appendix to MsC 27.
Fonds consists of correspondence, written works and published materials by Blaser and other writers, photographs, and other records accumulated by Blaser during his lifetime. Records include poems, journals and notebooks, book manuscripts, essays, audio and video recordings of poetry readings, personal and financial records, teaching materials, genealogical records, collected publications and articles, and conference and promotional material.
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.
The fonds reflects Mootoo’s work as a writer and artist. It contains printed typescripts of published works with drafts and related working papers, published reviews, drafts of unpublished works, lecture notes, professional correspondence, notebooks and sketchbooks, video productions in VHS format, audio materials and works of visual art.
The SoundBox collection contains literary audio that represents important UBC and Canadian cultural heritage. In particular, the poetics conversations recorded between the 1960s and late 1980s reveal much about the gendered division of labour in artistic communities, the custodianship of community history, and the practices of dialogue and critique that subtend the production of literature at UBC, in Vancouver, and in the wider arts community in Canada and the U.S. Other literary audio genres in the collection include the poetry reading, interview, literary lecture, speech, and recitation. The collection is housed in the CFI-funded AMP Lab at UBC Okanagan.
This collection comes from the personal archives of Alan Lord, who was involved in the new wave and punk scene in the 1980s, most notably as the singer and guitarist of Vent du Mont Schärr. The most important part of the collection is constituted of the archives from the two Ultimatium festivals, and the series Ultimatum Tuesdays, that took place at the legendary venue les Foufounes Électriques between 1985 and 1987. It includes filmed performances by artists like John Giorno, Herbert Huncke, Sylvère Lotringer, Chris Krauss, Kathy Acker, Lucien Francœur, Josée Yvon, Denis Vanier and Michael Delisle. The collection is notable for it’s thoroughness, Lord’s archival was both meticulous and systematic, and the quality of the source material (mostly reel to reel and U-Matic tapes) can rely on a vast quantity of accompanying documents, ranging from press releases to tickets and posters, for contextualization. It also tells the story of the emergence of computer-generated art in Montreal, of the links between the poetry scene and the musical underground, and of cross-language events in a city that was often divided between Francophones and Anglophones when it came to cultural events. Although little has been written on Ultimatum until recently, the discovery of such a rich collection offers an unexpected look into the period and scene.
Between 1966 and 1972 members of the Sir George Williams University (SGWU) Department of English hosted a series of poetry readings that was conceived as an on-going encounter between local (Montreal) poets and some writers from the United States and the rest of Canada. Sponsored by The Poetry Committee of the SGWU Faculty of Arts and the Department of English, these readings involved more than sixty poets from across North America. The series was, in the first instance, the creation of three SGWU professors: Howard Fink and Stanton Hoffman from the Department of English and Roy Kiyooka from the Department of Fine Arts. Others who were involved in the organization of the series for certain periods included Wynn Francis, Irving Layton, and George Bowering.
An article in the SGWU publication Post-Grad (Spring 1967) described it as “ a series of controversial poetry readings” that attracted hundreds “of dedicated students, staff and guests—often practicing poetry themselves” plus poetry-lovers and “curiosity seekers”. One of the benefits noted was the “opportunity to hear several new poets who write specifically for live reading rather than for the printed page” and the “effect” of the series is described as that “of a group of people sitting together in deep discussion”. The poetry series was documented using reel to reel tape machines by technicians working for the Sir George Williams Centre for Instructional Technology, a state of the art facility that was tasked with capturing content such as lectures and readings, throughout the university. The result of their work in recording and preserving these readings is a collection of 80 audio reels (67 hrs. 20 min.) that capture some of the best known poets from Canada and the United States during that period. You may listen to the Sir George Williams University poetry readings online by clicking on the image below.
Véhicule Art Inc. was legally founded in March 1972 and the gallery opened at 61 Ste.Catherine St. West in the central core of Montréal on October 13, 1972. The first alternate space in the city, it was the creation of thirteen founding members who wanted a “non-profit, non-political centre directed by and for artists.” The gallery was intended “to provide a space for the community in which to encounter art and art ideas through as many forms as these processes involve.” This would hopefully, “rejuvenate public interest in the visual arts in Montréal, stimulating public consciousness and developing its interest.”
The fonds consists of ten series, many of them subdivided into sub-series. The documents cover the period 1972 to 1982, however, the great majority of the documents were created between 1973 and 1976.
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.
For roughly 20 years, the Words and Music Show, established and organized by poet and musician Ian Ferrier, has been a constant cultural haven for a wide variety of performers living in and visiting Montreal. As the city’s longest running spoken word poetry, literature, performance, and music show, it has featured and celebrated top names from across the country and offered both seasoned and burgeoning artists a space to share their creativity and to practice performing brand new works for receptive audiences. This collection is intended to preserve invaluable audio assets and visual materials capable of facilitating novel research efforts and to expose a new audience to the works and artists that have contributed to the W&M Show’s success. As the series is ongoing, new material will continue to be added
Fonds contains records documenting Wynne Francis’ friendship with Irving Layton. Material consists of letters, audio recordings, research material and notes for Francis’ unfinished biography of Irving Layton, photographs, promotional material, written works, poems, and teaching notes. The Wynne Francis Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.