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Anne Lancashire fonds
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Anne Lancashire fonds

  • UTA 1460
  • Fonds
  • [196-]-2012; predominant 1975-2012

Fonds consists of the records of Anne Lancashire, documenting her career as a Professor of English at the University of Toronto from her appointment in 1965 at the University College English Department, and her cross-appointment to Drama in 1975 and Cinema Studies in 1985, until her retirement in 2012, as well as her several administrative positions at the University. Her research, publications and administration positions held for several professional associations are also documented. The content of the fonds primarily document the last 40 years of her work, but there is some coverage of her early teaching career and research. The fonds provides a significant record of her work as a faculty and administration member of the University of Toronto, her extensive research and scholarship, and her involvement in several professional associations relating to English literature and drama.

Records include correspondence, minutes, reports, course notes, syllabi, exams and tests, course bibliographies and a course pack on medieval literature, press clippings, publication reviews, research lectures and papers, manuscripts and other records documenting Professor Lancashire’s graduate and undergraduate courses taught in English, Drama and Cinema Studies, various administrative positions, and extensive research and scholarship.

Lancashire, Anne


Series consists of correspondence and documents (memos, reports, meeting minutes) relating to various administration positions held by Anne Lancashire throughout her career at the University of Toronto. The series is subdivided by administration files that are University-wide, from University College, the English Department, University College English Department, Graduate Drama Centre, and Cinema Studies.


Series consists of notes, syllabi and class schedules for courses Anne Lancashire taught in English, Drama and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. The series is subdivided by subject and between graduate courses and undergraduate courses taught. Series also includes records relating to course tests, exams and essay topics as well as notes for course material on English literature and drama authors, and works and genres from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Series also contains correspondence with Norman Jewison, Canadian film actor and director. Contains one audio cassette used in M.A.T. course “Shakespeare in the Classroom”.

Professional associations

Series consists of correspondence and documents pertaining to conferences, seminars and committees for professional associations of which Anne Lancashire was part. Series consists of records relating to the Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) for which she was President (1988-1989), Modern Language Association (MLA), Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE), International Association of University Professors of English (IAUPE), and Editorial Problems Conference Committee for which Lancashire was Chair (1975-1976), Treasurer (1976-1977), and Conference Convenor (1975).

Editor for Clifford Leech’s Christopher Marlowe: Poet for the Stage

Series consists of Anne Lancashire’s research and editing work on Clifford Leech’s Christopher Marlowe: Poet for the Stage, which was finished in 1979 and published in 1986 by AMS Press, New York. Clifford Leech (1909-1977), a professor of English at University College at the University of Toronto (1963-1974), became the Chair of the University College Department of English in 1964. Leech had nearly finished this book in the 1970s and asked Lancashire to complete it and see it published if he was unable to himself. Leech gave Lancashire the original unfinished typescript, which she finished writing, editing and finding a publisher for after his death in 1977. Series consists of the original typescript given to Lancashire, subsequent copies of the manuscript, page proofs, and notes and other of Leech’s publications Lancashire acquired to complete the work.


Series consists of research of Anne Lancashire. The series is subdivided into research that was published, unfinished, for talks and lectures, and research for her 1969 edition of John Lyly’s Gallathea and Midas for the University of Nebraska Press. The series also consists of article notes and drafts, book reviews, articles written for talks at conferences and seminars at the University of Toronto and various professional organizations, including the Shakespeare Association of America (SAA).

Personal work

Series consists mainly of correspondence of Anne Lancashire. Correspondence relates to her position as a faculty member of the University of Toronto throughout her career, including job postings, courses and TA positions. The series also includes a list of all the courses Anne Lancashire taught at the University of Toronto as well as questionnaires from the university about her experience as a female faculty member. The series also includes applications for, and correspondence relating to, grants for research, correspondence on staff benefits and notes and press clippings on Action Line, a talk program she was a guest for.

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