This fonds includes a collection of personal and professional papers relating to Zend’s career and life in Canada. It includes holograph and typed manuscripts with revisions, notes and artwork for his poems, notes and scripts for CBC radio programmes that he produced and papers and financial records related to Zend’s business activities. The fonds also includes audio visual records related both to Zend’s career at the CBC and his creative endeavors.
The fonds is divided into 6 series: CBC Programmes, Literary and Art Manuscripts, Business Activities, Biographical Papers, Printed Materials, and Audio Visual Materials.
The first series, CBC Programmes, includes research notes, scripts, memos, correspondence, and contracts related to various CBC programmes.
The second series, Literary and Art Manuscripts, includes literary and art manuscripts, notebooks, drafts, printed research materials, drawings, collages, photographs, and correspondence.
The third series, Business Activities, includes correspondence, financials, permits and film scripts related to Zend’s various business activities
The fourth series, Biographical Papers, includes notebooks, diaries, scrapbooks, and correspondence, and textual records related to Zend’s personal matters.
The fifth series, Printed Materials, includes various printed works, research materials, and a collection of Zend’s printed appearances in journals and anthologies.
The sixth series, Audio Visual Materials, includes 33 reels of cinefilms and 648 audio tapes. Included are film elements related to editing work performed by Zend and audio records of interviews conducted by Zend for research purposes.
This fonds includes textual material relating to the following organizations:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
This fonds includes textual material relating to the following literary projects and publications
Madouce (manuscript, 1965-68)
How Do You Doodle (manuscript, 1969)
The Tamarack Review (magazine, 1969)
Performing Arts in Canada (magazine, 1970)
Bric a Brac (manuscript, 1971)
Volvox (magazine, 1971)
Exile (journal, 1972-74, 1977-78)
From Zero to One (book, 1973)
Anthology of Canadian Hungarian Authors (book, 1974)
The Look of Books (printed research materials, 1974)
The Sound of Time (book, 1974)
Assassination Quartet (book, 1976)
Gilgamesh (unpublished manuscript, 1976)
Nicolette (unpublished manuscript, 1976)
A Critical (Ninth) Assembling (book, 1979)
Precisely Six Seven Eight Nine (book, 1979)
To Say the Least (book, 1979)
The Tragedy of Man (unpublished translation, 1979)
Ariel and Caliban (book, 1980)
Canadian Fiction Magazine (magazine, 1980)
Key to the Cube (unpublished manuscript, 1981)
My Friend Jerònimo (book, 1981)
Arbormundi (book, 1982)
Beyond Labels (book, 1982)
Lords of Winter and of Love (book, 1983)
Oāb (book, 1983, 1985)
Canadian Poets from A to Z (book, 1984)
Shoes & Shit – Stories for Pedestrians (book, 1984)
The Three Roberts (book, 1984)
Rampike (magazine, 1985-86)
Cinema Canada (printed research materials)
Pinch (printed research materials)
Take One (printed research materials)
This fonds includes audio visual material relating to the following programmes and projects
Ideas (radio program, 1969-77)
Split Affair (short film, 1979)
Stroke (film, 1969)
Before the Battle
The Mystery Maker (television program)