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Rudyard Fearon Papers

Includes ‘first poems’, early poetry and other material; drafts, correspondence, school work and personal material

Fearon, Rudyard

Margaret Atwood Papers

Includes extensive family and personal correspondence, 1940s to the present; The Handmaid’s Tale TV series media; Alias Grace TV series media; The Heart Goes Last dead matter; appearances; print; juvenilia including papier mache puppets made in high school; Maternal Aunt Joyce Barkhouse (author of Pit Pony and Anna’s Pet), fan mail; professional correspondence and other material.

Margaret Atwood Papers

Drafts and final typescripts of her literary works (poems, stories, dramatic works, novels, non fiction works); original art work; correspondence; a little juvenilia.

Champlain Society Papers

Correspondence, administrative material and membership files (membership files are kept in unnumbered boxes arranged numerically by membership number). Typescripts of several of the Society’s publications and manuscripts of other works not published by the Society.

Champlain Society

Erika Ritter Papers

Includes research, drafts and print related to The Hidden Life of Humans; The Dog by the Cradle, the Serpent Beneath; “Unmuzzled” column for Dogs in Canada; The Great Big Book of Guys; The Girl I Left Behind Me; travel writing; CBC Radio writing and hosting; appearances; comedy pieces; notes for speeches, talks and readings; various radio pieces; “The Ark Gallery/Noah’s Arcade” radio programme; published and unpublished work; memorials; book reviews; professional and personal correspondence, 2004-2006 and other material related to the life and work of Erika Ritter

Ritter, Erika

Erika Ritter Papers

The collection includes manuscript drafts of Ritter's literary output, including her plays, novels and various short pieces for newspapers, magazines and radio. It also includes correspondence.

Ritter, Erika

Michael Redhill Papers

Includes drafts, proofs, correspondence and other material related to Lake Nora Arms, Impromptu, What We Dreamt the Sky Was, Be Frank, Punishment, Consolation, ’A Kept Woman’, ‘Sugar Cloud’or ‘Mason of Tunica’; Martin Sloane; numerous early works and early drafts of later works; juvenilia, including animation cells for short films, ‘Atomic Man’ and others; artwork; schoolwork; audio-visual material; writing as Inger Ash Wolfe, drafts and proofs of The Calling; The Taken; A Door in the River; Ontario Film Development Corporation material; acting and directing material; personal correspondence, 1970s and 1980s; editorial correspondence: Coach House Press, Anansi Press, 1990s; and other material related to the life and work of Michael Redhill

Redhill, Michael

Michael Redhill Papers

Includes early fiction, 1982-1991, poetry and plays: Be Frank, Heretics, Deadwait, Mr. Stern is Dead, Building Jerusalem, Goodness, literary and personal correspondence, including with many writers such as Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Don McKay, Linda Spalding, Esta Spalding, interviews with Dennis Lee, Michael Ondaatje and Don Coles, reviews by and about Michael Redhill; publishing; drafts, editing—including Andre Alexis, Elisabeth Harvor; research for Martin Sloane, Consolation, Goodness; print; Lake Nora Arms, Asphodel, Impromptu Feats of Balance and other poetry; short fiction and prose pieces; screenplays, plays and short stories: The Covered, a screenplay written by Michael Redhill and Michael Helm, Breakthrough, collections of short stories, Fidelity; ‘The Last Resort’ film treatment and other film and television projects; material related to Brick magazine, editing and publishing correspondence and other material. Michael Redhill was the proprietor and publisher of Brick magazine from 2003-2011, and an editor from 1998-2003.

Redhill, Michael

Karen Mulhallen Papers

This latest accession of Karen Mulhallen’s papers consists of both Descant materials – manuscripts, correspondence and proofs, as well as Mulhallen’s own files for the literary journal – and papers pertaining to Mulhallen’s literary work, including the book Acquainted with Absence: Selected Poems (published by Blaurock Press, 2009) along with other Mulhallen books. It also includes material for an Open Radio program developed by Mulhallen called Tale and the Teller, as well as correspondence, files relating to her various archival and book donations, and various academic materials, primarily lecture notes for courses she taught at Ryerson.

Karen Mulhallen

John Metcalf Papers

This accession of John Metcalf’s papers includes personal writing; manuscripts and correspondence with various authors; correspondence with other writers; as well as journals, photographs and other material related to his life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing
  2. Editing files
  3. Correspondence
  4. Humber Schools for Writers files
  5. Personal and miscellaneous files

Metcalf, John

John Metcalf Papers

Includes Porcupine’s Quill Press submissions, rejections, reviews, print runs, scrapbook, log and correspondence; Canadian Notes and Queries submissions, rejections and correspondence; photographs: artists and writers (i.e. Eden Mills Writer’s Festival, 2001-2005)

Metcalf, John

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession of Alberto Manguel’s papers includes manuscript drafts for ‘Packing My Library’ and other writing drafts; material concerning the National Library of Argentina (under his directorship); travel and appearances; correspondence; research; and other personal and professional files related to his life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing
  2. National Library of Argentina files
  3. Travel and appearances
  4. Correspondence and personal files
  5. Contracts
  6. Research files
  7. Professional files

Manguel, Alberto

Marshall Hryciuk Papers

This accession of Marshall Hryciuk’s papers includes poetry notebooks, Imago Press files, and other files related to his life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Notebooks
  2. Imago Press Files
  3. Work files, publications.

Hryciuk, Marshall

Maureen Harris Papers

This latest accession of Maureen Harris’ papers consists of manuscripts of her submissions to literary journals and literary award contests, as well as correspondence related to those submissions. It also includes material related to various other Harris projects, including her work with Brick Books (where she was, until 2009, its production editor), the League of Canadian Poets and the Literary Press Group of Canada.

Harris, Maureen

George Elliott Clarke Papers

Includes extensive drafts, notes, research for his many projects; personal and professional correspondence; appearances; teaching; early material from the 1980s; Whylah Falls; One Heart Broken Into Song; The Motorcyclist; Illicit Sonnets; Red; Saltwater Spirituals and Deeper Blues; prose; poem drafts; essays; articles; reviews; columns; B.A. and M.A. course work University of Waterloo, Queen’s; typescript poems by John Thompson for Stilt Jack and other material related to the life and work of George Elliott Clarke.

Contains series:
Series 1: The Motorcyclist Boxes 1-5
Series 2: Writing/Manuscripts Boxes 6-25
Series 3: Correspondence, 1980s – 2014, Boxes 26-81
Series 4: Ideas, Boxes 82-86
Series 5: Africana, Boxes 87-88
Series 6: Other material, including publicity and work by others, Boxes 89-108
Series 7: Stilt Jack John Thompson typescript poems, Box 109
Series 8: George Hamilton/family/personal, Box 110

Note: extensive correspondence includes family/friends/personal, as well as M. Nourbese Philip, Althea Prince, Paul Zemokhol, Joe Sealy, Fil Fraser and a wide variety of Canadian and international writers, artists, musicians, politicians, and others

Clarke, George Elliott

Morris Wolfe Papers

This first accession includes the complete archive of the life and work of writer and editor, Morris Wolfe.

Wolfe, Morris

Dora Mavor Moore Papers (Downsview Offsite)

This collection consists of correspondence, scripts, photos, clippings, theatre programs and tapes covering the personal and professional career of Dora Mavor Moore. It excludes that part of Moore's career when she was director of the New Play Society and School. This material can be found in the New Play Society Papers (MS Coll. 228).

Moore, Dora Mavor

Morris Wolfe Papers

This accession contains a manuscript for ‘Re/mem/ber/ing’ part 2, other writing, and personal and miscellaneous files relating to the life and work of Morris Wolfe.

Wolfe, Morris

Roderick Stewart Collection of Bethune

Includes extensive research, drafts and notes for work on Dr. Norman Bethune, including for Stewart’s The Mind of Norman Bethune and Phoenix: The Life of Norman Bethune. Includes extensive research relating to the Spanish Civil War and Dr. Bethune, China, and the life and work of Dr. Bethune.

Stewart, Roderick

Roderick Stewart Collection of Bethune

The collection largely consists of prints and photographs of Norman Bethune, some of which are in Stewart's books on Bethune. Most of the prints are in black and white and are identified. It also includes the Elizabeth Wallace collection of Bethune memorabilia, as well correspondence, prints and clippings.

Stewart, Roderick

Bata Shoe Company Papers

Contains VHS, Beta U-Matic cassette tapes; 8mm, 16mm and 35mm film reels and audio cassette tapes. The content of the recordings ranges widely and includes: recordings of speeches and conferences; media interviews and news spotlights featuring the company, Thomas J. Bata and/or Sonja Bata; Bata company promotional videos (including commercials and advertising spots); company-related historical highlights (complied by Bata employees); and HR and Technical department training videos, among other subjects.

Bata Shoe Company

Bata Shoe Company Papers

Includes corporate files from the Canadian Bata Shoe Company (including correspondence;legal and financial records; product development, marketing and promotional files; technical and production-related files, and human resources files). The bulk of the material was created by the Canadian Bata company, however many records relate to several of the organization’s international outposts, including companies headed in Africa, India, Asia and Europe. The collection also includes press clippings and other publications
about the Bata Company and its historical significance. There
are also a
small number of Bata
family records, primarily for
Thomas J.
Bata
(1914

2008),
Sonja I. Bata,
Tomáš Baťa
(1876

1932)
and Marie Bata
.

Bata Shoe Company

Robert Stacey Papers

Includes research (bulk of which are copies) and writings by Robert Stacey on John Reid, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ezra Pound and Ronald Duncan; correspondence with Ronald Duncan; extensive writings by John Reid; photographs of Ronald Duncan and John Reid, and other research material.

Stacey, Robert

Robert Stacey Papers

Series consists of holograph, typescript and word processed poetry. Though he was well-regarded in his lifetime as a leading expert on Canadian art, Stacey also wrote extensive amounts of poetry for several decades. This was largely done in private; his efforts in this area were a little known fact, even among close friends. Frequent switching from type to handwriting, from pencil to pen of different coloured inks, continuation of a work on different sizes of paper, indicate that wrote most of his poems in multiple sittings, in multiple locations, using whatever materials were at hand when the feeling took him. As a medium, poetry appears to have served Stacey’s inclination to play with language, a preference for description over narrative, adjective and adverb over noun and verb. Despite producing a prodigious amount of it, Stacey never published any of his poetry, on the whole, appearing to have written it primarily for his own pleasure. However, as evidenced by several items of correspondence and personal writing, as well as Stacey’s frequent editing of his poems and organizing of this material into possible collections (see Series 2), he did have some thought to publishing. Titles for poems, in many instances, are taken from first lines. Several items are written under the pen names “George Roberts” and “G.H. Roberts.”

Stacey, Robert

John Millyard Papers

Includes early family history; business correspondence related to Money Concepts and Money Jar Publishing, as well as JDM Consulting; early work by John Millyard; editorial work and other material

Millyard, John

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession for Alberto Manguel’s papers contains manuscripts for some of his latest work; correspondence; essays; articles; projects; material pertaining to various literary events, lectures, seminars, including his own festival, Atlantide; periodicals; extensive research files; personal photographs; and other material related to his life and work.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing files
  2. Travel and appearances
  3. Teaching files
  4. Correspondence
  5. Photographs
  6. Research files
  7. Other people’s manuscripts
  8. Honorary degrees, grants, writing residencies
  9. National Library of Argentina – directorship
  10. Personal and miscellaneous files
  11. Publications
  12. Advanced reading copies, other books

Manguel, Alberto

Douglas Chambers Papers

A collection of correspondence, manuscripts (holograph, typescript, and photocopied), research materials (mostly photocopies), notes, and background materials relating to various works by Douglas Chambers on the British poet Thom Gunn (1929-2004 ).

Chambers, Douglas

Don Bailey Papers

This accession includes personal correspondence; audiovisual materials; and 160 floppy disks containing manuscript drafts, story drafts, journal entries, projects, notes, correspondence, foster children’s files, and other items relating to the life and work of Don Bailey.
Contains series:

-Correspondence
-Other Files
-Audiovisual Materials

Bailey, Don

Don Bailey Papers

This accession includes drafts of writing, personal correspondence, journals, day planners, and other items relating to Canadian author, Don Bailey.
Contains series:

-Writing files

  • Professional and personal files

Bailey, Don

Don Bailey Papers

Collection of manuscript drafts; drafts for film and television scripts; personal and business correspondence (business pertaining mainly to his social services activities); video and audio cassettes related to his dramatic works; and other material related to his life and work.

Bailey, Don

M.R. Appell Papers

Papers consist of correspondence; miscellaneous poetry; several Friends of Lorine Niedecker newsletters; and various works by Appell, including ‘Newfoundland : Prints and Poems’ and ‘Poems Aged in Wood.

Appell, M. R. (Melvin Robert)

M.R. Appell Papers

Collection consists of correspondence, including letters from Nelson Ball, J.W. Curry and Douglas Henderson, as well as poetry booklets created by Appell and small press imprints and publications.

Appell, M. R. (Melvin Robert)

Don Bailey Papers

Drafts and final typescripts of literary works, correspondence, business and personal papers.

Bailey, Don

Charles Ritchie Papers

Includes extensive early personal correspondence between Charles Ritchie and his mother; his brother Roland “Roley” Ritchie; his uncle Charles Stewart; Anne Maher; typescript diary drafts, 1971-1994 for publication; old family and personal photographs; other writings and various material related to his life and work

Ritchie, Charles

Gwendolyn MacEwen Papers

Collection consists of literary papers and manuscripts, personal papers and correspondence, photographs, business records, printed appearances, and books from her library.

MacEwen, Gwendolyn

George Whipple Papers

Includes Christmas, Easter and miscellaneous albums of original poems and drawings by George Whipple; appearances on audio cassettes; corrected copies of books; correspondence, 2006-2012, including with Margaret Avison’s secretary and biographer, W.J. Keith, Robyn Sarah, Leonard Enns; music score by Leonard J. Enns for Ten Thousand Rivers of Oil

Whipple, George

Derek Walcott Papers

Includes corrected first pass proofs and ‘foul matter’ from Farrar, Straus and Giroux of New York for The Poetry of Derek Walcott, 1948-2013

Walcott, Derek

Richard Teleky Papers

Contains various draft manuscripts, proof sheets, notes and source material for Teleky's novels (Pack Up the Moon, Winter in Hollywood), poetry (The Hermit's Kiss, The Hermit in Arcadia) and non-fiction writing (The Dog on the Bed: A Canine Alphabet; draft versions of short stories for anthologies edited by Teleky (including The Exile Book of Canadian Dog Stories and The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers ed. Frieda Johles Forman); plus some correspondence related to these projects.
Arrangement: The material is arranged chronologically in four series:
1) Monographs;
2) Poetry;
3) Edited volumes;
4) Works by other authors and miscellaneous material.

Teleky, Richard

Craig Stephenson Papers

This first accession of Craig Stephenson’s papers includes manuscripts, proofs, correspondence, writing for academic journals, teaching files and other material related to his life and work.
Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Writing Files
  3. Journals
  4. Educational Programs and Certifications
  5. Festivals, Lectures and Seminars
  6. Teaching Files
  7. Correspondence + Non-Craig Stephenson works
  8. Professional Associations
  9. Other
  10. Book Reviews
  11. Research
  12. Audio-visual Materials
  13. Magazine and Journal Publications

Stephenson, Craig E.

Sam Solecki Papers

Includes drafts of ‘A Truffaut Notebook’ forthcoming 2015; correspondence with Karen Mulhallen, Michael Ondaatje(restricted), Anne Michaels(restricted), ; photographs of authors; Josef Skvorecky memorial material; research and other material for ‘Collected Letters of Al Purdy’; research for essays on Michael Ondaatje and Al Purdy; interviews with Michael Ondaatje, Czeslaw Milosz, Josef Skvorecky, Joseph Brodsky

Solecki, Sam

Chava Rosenfarb Papers

Includes drafts and translations of work by Chava Rosenfarb in Yiddish and English; correspondence in Yiddish, Polish, German, French and English between Henry (Heniek) Morgentaler (first husband) and Chava (Ewa) Rosenfarb, 1946-1949; other correspondence, clippings and photograph of Chava with second husband, Bono Wiener.

Rosenfarb, Chava

Charles Pachter Papers

Scope and content: This accession of Charles Pachter’s papers contains correspondence and files relating to projects (such as the Simcoe Mural Project), events and donations.
Contains series:

  1. Correspondence and events
  2. Contracts and Canadiana fund donations
  3. Exhibitions
  4. Simcoe Mural Project files

Pachter, Charles

Charles Pachter Papers

Includes numerous photographs, documents, letters and other material related to Sara Pachter, Harry Pachter and the extended Pachter and Sanders families; Charles Pachter correspondence, 2000-2009; art-related events and projects; personal diaries (restricted); books inscribed to Pachter by the authors, including Margaret Atwood and Rick Salutin as well as various materials related to the life and work of Charles Pachter

Pachter, Charles

Eric Ormsby Papers

Includes drafts, notes, correspondence (Geoffrey Hill, Dennis O’Driscoll, Ana Maria Pacheco, Sebastian Barker, Peter Nichols, John Metcalf and others), translations and other material from the life and work of poet and scholar Eric Ormsby. Includes translations from Arabic and Persian by Dr. Ormsby of ‘The Shadow of Gilgamesh’ by Fawzi Karim; ‘Between Reason and Revelation’ by Nasiri-i Khusraw (early title ‘ Twin Wisdoms Reconciled: On the Harmony of Reason and Revelation’); class notes from University of Tübingen, 1973-74; Princeton University exams in Arab studies, 1973; copy of Arabic text used as basis for first book, as well as notes and drafts from Tübingen for Theodicy in Islamic Thought; Arabic poetry notes and drafts by Ormsby, 1972; translations of poetry from the Persian of 8th century poet, Tahman; notes, drafts and translation of Goethe Notes and Essays on the West-Eastern Divan; holograph notebooks; early scrapbook, 1955; articles, reviews, translations in The New Criterion, Parnassus, etc. as well as print and audio/visual appearances.

Ormsby, Eric

Eric Ormsby Papers

Includes correspondence, drafts of essays, articles, lectures, curriculum units for Ismaili Institute course, translations and other material related to the life and work of poet, librarian and scholar Eric Ormsby. Ormsby won the prestigious World Book Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2014, for his translation of Between Reason and Revelation: twin wisdoms reconciled: an annotated English translation of Nasir-I Khusraw’s Kitab-I Jami’ al-hikmatayn. Also includes early drawings, 1950s, a book proposal for a children’s book on pets, illustrated by his brother, Allan, as well as other early material. Notebooks contain ideas and early drafts of poems and short pieces, as well as more contemporary colour sketches.

Ormsby, Eric

Dora Mavor Moore Papers

This donation contains items related to Dora Mavor Moore and Francis W. Mavor Moore from Ms. Moore’s home.

Moore, Dora Mavor

Jack MacLeod Papers

Includes photographs, in particular Richard E. Spencer and Shirley Douglas at the unveiling of the Tommy Douglas bust at the Saskatchewan Legislature; notes for his Reflections in my Wintertime; and correspondence and other material related to his diagnosis of terminal cancer.

MacLeod, Jack

Jack MacLeod Papers

Includes drafts of his last novel, to be published posthumously in fall 2016, titled variously ‘No Mean Pastime’, ‘Elevation’ and finally ‘To Build a Better World’; notes and draft of ‘Advice Wise and Otherwise to my Grandchildren’ correspondence with children and grandchildren, Richard E. Spencer; undergraduate journal, 1952-1956; early writing; photographs and other material related to the life and work of Jack MacLeod, or J.T. McLeod. John Tennyson (Jack) McLeod passed away on September 22, 2016.

MacLeod, Jack

Jack MacLeod Papers

This accession of the papers of Jack McLeod (Macleod) contains correspondence with Richard E. Spencer, 2011-2014, a.k.a. ‘Zinger’; 30th anniversary of the literary group P.O.E.T.S. Corner (‘Piss on Everything Tomorrow’s Saturday’) with photographs from February 2010; ‘Advice for my Grandchildren’ commonplace book; personal photographs and other material related to his life and work

MacLeod, Jack

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