Accession MS COLL 00360 (Downsview Offsite) - Bella Pomer Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00360 (Downsview Offsite)


Bella Pomer Papers


  • 1970-2005 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

54 boxes (8 metres)

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Biographical history

Bella Pomer is one of Canada's most prominent literary agents. As the owner of Bella Pomer Agency (established in 1978), she has played a leading role in the establishment of the independent literary agent in Canadian publishing and has represented some of the country's most familiar authors. Prior to starting her agency, Pomer was a subsidiary rights manager for Macmillan of Canada (1971-78). She has also a foreign rights representative for the University of Toronto Press (1982-88) and a rights consultant to the Toronto Public Library (1979-93).

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The Bella Pomer collection consists of the administrative files - including correspondence the authors, publisher, editors and other agents, royalty statements, contracts, book reviews and other material - of the Bella Pomer Agency.

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*RESTRICTED. Permission to access must be obtained from Bella Pomer.

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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