Includes correspondence with various poets in his capacity as Saturday Night poetry editor, some with submissions, and copies of replies, as well as correspondence with other writers and drafts of their work, including Rachel Manley, Lorna Goodison, Derek Walcott (along with the nomination for Walcott to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992), Anne Michaels and Bruce St. John. It also includes books, pamphlets,print and ephemera pertaining to West Indian and Caribbean Literature, history and culture.
The collection is rich in the first English and American editions of Tennyson’s works, including Poems by Two Brothers (1827), In Memoriam A.H.H. (1850), Maud: And Other Poems (1855), Idylls of the King (1859), and Demeter: And Other Poems (1889), among others. It is also a very good general collection of Tennysoniana, containing concordances, pamphlets, periodicals, indexes, biographical essays, and studies of individual poems.
This fonds contains Etienne Gilson's correspondence, articles, lectures and pocket diaries for the period 1927-1978. It also contains biographical material, copies of articles in journals, articles by others about Gillson, some reviews of his published works, memorabilia, and the notebooks of Abbe Andre Gilson, younger brother of Etienne. In addition there are photographs and audio cassettes.
This fonds contains works, correspondences, and ephemera belonging to and about Edward Monahan. The fonds has six main categories of materials: drafts and research notes for “Teach me Goodness, Truth and Understanding,” later published as "Teach me Goodness, Truth and Knowledge"; materials regarding the publication of “Collective Autonomy”; personal correspondence; reports from organizations including the Council of Ontario Universities and St. Michaels Collegium; Laurentian University materials; and reading notes and articles on a variety of philosophical topics. Some of the most notable topics covered in the reading notes include: the contemporary Catholic church, natural law, moral theology, Catholic education, higher education, Greek philosophy, and academic tenure.
These materials document Monahan’s career both as a philosopher and academic, as well as a university administrator.