Accession MS COLL 00327 - David Young Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00327

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David Young Papers

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  • 1968-1995 (Creation)

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139 boxes; 1 oversize item; and 1 mapcase folder (20 metres)

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(1946-)

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A collection of David Young's correspondence, literary manuscripts, business papers, and ephemera. Correspondence includes both business and personal matters from the late 1960s to 1995. The literary papers include multiple drafts and the galleys for his novels Incognito and Agent Provocateur, the notes and drafts for some of his most successful dramatic works, among them Fire, and Glenn, and many TV scripts. Also included are several of his adaptations of works by other authors for radio, such as Carol Shield's Swann, and Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion and The English Patient. Drafts of works by other authors edited by Young and his own manuscripts edited by others, including Michael Ondaatje, are also included. The business papers relate to The Writer's Union of Canada, The Writers' Trust, The For/Words Foundation, Coach House Press and The Baffin Island Project. The ephemera documents the Toronto arts scene.

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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

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This collection was received with significant mold damage to materials, mainly in the 1982-1983 range. These materials appear at various points in the collection. Where possible, the damaged material has been removed from the collection to prevent the spread of the mold, and photocopies have been made for the use of readers. In some cases (such as bound books) damaged materials have been treated to eliminate the mold. The description indicates the presence of photocopied and treated materials.

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