Fonds 49 - Albert Frank Moritz fonds

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CA ON00399 49

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Albert Frank Moritz fonds

Date(s)

  • 1964-2005 (Creation)

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6.49 m of textual records
10 photographs

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Name of creator

(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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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired from A.F. Moritz, 2003-2005.

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Scope and content

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, 1964-2002 Series 2: Teaching, 1987-2004 Series 3: Poetry manuscripts, 1970-2005 Series 4: Correspondence, 1973-2005 Series 5: Poetry Readings, 1975-2004 Series 6: Periodicals containing material by or about A.F. Moritz, 1969-2005 Series 7: Editing and Watershed Books, 1981-2003 Series 8: Anthologies containing A.F. Moritz poems, 1976-2003 Series 9: Poetry related activities, 1983-2005 Series 10: Translation projects, 1973-2005 Series 11: Journals and calendars, 1980-2004 and Series 12: Employment, 1969-1983.

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Further accruals are expected.

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

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