Fonds 49 - Albert Frank Moritz fonds

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Albert Frank Moritz fonds

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CA ON00399 49

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  • 1935-2017 (Creation)

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15.05 m of textual records
34 photographs
7 audio cassettes
2 digital video discs
2 VHS tapes
1 sculpture

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(1947-)

Biographical history

Albert Frank (A.F.) Moritz is a prolific poet who has published numerous acclaimed collections and contributed to many anthologies and periodicals. He was born in Niles, Ohio in 1947. His father was a teacher and later a professor of biology and science education; his mother was a grade school teacher. In 1969 he received a B.A. in Journalism from Marquette University, and he later earned an M.A. and Ph.D (English) from that institution. He came to Canada in 1974 with his wife Theresa (Carrothers) and son Blaise (born 1971). Since arriving in Toronto Moritz has worked in a number of occupations, including advertising copywriter and executive, editor and publisher (Watershed Books), and has held various university teaching positions. Through the years he has won distinguished awards for his poetry, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, 1990, and Selection to the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, 1984.

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The A.F. Moritz fonds contains records relating to his education, teaching, translation and editing work, journalism and other employment, and, predominantly, his work as a poet.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Education, [195-?]-2002; Series 2: Teaching, 1985-2017; Series 3: Poetry manuscripts, essays and related records 1970-2017; Series 4: Correspondence, 1973-2017; Series 5: Poetry Readings, 1975-2017; Series 6: Periodicals containing material by or about A.F. Moritz, 1969-2017; Series 7: Editing and Watershed Books, 1979-2017; Series 8: Anthologies containing A.F. Moritz poems, 1976-2015; Series 9: Literary related activities, 1973-2017; Series 10: Translation projects, 1973-2016; Series 11: Personal material, 1935-2017; and Series 12: Employment, 1969-2001.

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Acquired from A.F. Moritz, 2003-2009, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

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Material is in English, unless noted otherwise noted in series descriptions.

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No restrictions on access, unless otherwise noted in series descriptions.

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Copyright is held by A.F. Moritz.

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Literary and Film Resources

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Added by MO: May 25, 2016
Revised by BC: March 14, 2018

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