CA OTUTF MS COLL 00691
Bruce Whiteman Papers
- 1970-2013 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
14 boxes (2 metres)
Name of creator
Librarian and poet Bruce Whiteman was born near Toronto in 1952. After working as a rare book librarian at McMaster and McGill Universities, he moved to Los Angeles in 1996 to become head librarian at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA. Whiteman has published extensively as a poet, scholar, cultural historian and book reviewer. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, including his long poem The Invisible World is in Decline, which has now reached Book VI (published in 2006 by ECW Press). He regularly writes reviews for Canadian and American journals, and his scholarly books include Lasting Impressions: A Short History of English Publishing in Quebec (1994) and J.E.H. Macdonald (1995). He has also written bibliographies of Leonard Cohen and Raymond Souster.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Bruce Whiteman, 2013
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Includes poetry submissions, manuscripts, book reviews, short prose pieces, journals, notes, drafts, photographs and other material related to his life and work as writer, librarian and musician.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Box 9, 10 and 11 are restricted.
All other material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request