Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00049 (Downsview Offsite) - Earle Birney Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00049 (Downsview Offsite)


Earle Birney Papers


  • 1896-1990 (bulk 1940-1976) (Creation)

Level of description

Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

287 boxes (42.5 metres)

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchase, 1976, 1996

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Collection includes correspondence; manuscripts, typescripts and some galley proofs of the work of Earle Birney; teaching materials; some Malcolm Lowry material; typescripts of other Canadian authors; scrapbooks and memorabilia.

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Conditions governing access

*Some files restricted.

Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: Please note that this material requires 2 business day to retrieve.

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Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

Uploaded finding aid

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Institution identifier

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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