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Abols, Gesta Janie "Gus" (oral history)

Interview with Gesta Janie "Gus" Abols, conducted by Paul A. Bator. Discusses the Arts curricula ca. 1960-1970, student government with specific reference to the Students' Administrative Council and the Canadian Union of Students, the Commission on University Government and student-administrator relationships, 1969-1971.

David Donnell Papers

Includes manuscripts, notes and drafts for works including: China Blues, Water Street Days, Donnell’s poetry, and other material. Correspondence includes business and personal communications with publishers, other writers, and friends, as well as teaching and grant applications. These papers also include printed appearances by Donnell and works by other writers, printed notices and ephemera, poems by students in Donnell's Master classes in poetry and short fiction at Ryerson and the University of Toronto, and some financial records.

Donnell, David

David Donnell Papers

Includes holograph, typescript and word processed drafts of poems, reviews and other work by David Donnell; material, including student work, relating to teaching master poetry classes at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto; correspondence; print, appearances and other material related to the life and work of David Donnell.

Donnell, David

Dennis Lee Papers

Includes a complete archive of the work of Dennis Lee, beginning from the last accession in 1998 to the present; with material from: Bubblegum Delicious (2000); The Cat and the Wizard (2001); revised edition of Garbage Delight, subtitled Another Helping(2002); Pasticcio di Alligatore (2002); Un (2003); SoCool (2004); reprints of Alligator Pie and Jelly Belly; editing material; Toronto Poet Laureate Material; early (1957 on) and later literary correspondence; letters from children; critical reactions from children and young adults to his poetry and other material related to his life and work, such as the Queen’s Jubilee Luncheon. Includes some photographs.

Lee, Dennis

Rudyard Fearon Papers

Includes draft holograph poems, both early and more recent; personal and publishing correspondence; personal documents; variety of material re: writing and other courses taken; material related to work and training as extra actor; photographs; scrapbook of published letters and poems covering the last 30 years; material related to final pre-publication stages of ‘Spin’; correspondence; print and other material related to his life and work

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

George Fetherling Papers

Includes proofs of Red Light Neon by Daniel Francis; Canadian Poems for Canadian Kids edited by Jen Hamilton, illustrated by Merrill Fearon (both Subway Books titles); first proofs, corrected, of River of Gold by George Fetherling; only proof, corrected, of revised edition of Running Away to Sea by George Fetherling; working files of Subway Books, George Fetherling’s small press, 1997 to date, arranged by title. These files include manuscripts; correspondence with authors, editors, distributors, sales representatives and interns; catalogues; production records; photographs and illustrations; outgoing and incoming publicity; reviews and materials relating to memberships in publishing organizations. Personal and professional correspondence is included, as well as foreign editions and scrapbooks of newspaper columns, 2005-2007; and two original portraits of George Fetherling by Gerhard Harpe and Dane Leming.

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

This donation contains drafts of manuscripts such as Indochina: Now and Then, Plans Deranged by Time as well as play adaptation of Fetherling’s Walt Whitman’s Secret by Sean O’Leary; and personal and business correspondence.

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

Includes personal and professional files and correspondence related to the life and work of George Fetherling, as well as holograph personal journals, nos. 19-23, 24 December 2012 – 15 July 2014; Twentieth Anniversary edition of Travels By Night proofs; scrapbooks of ‘Ephemeral Newspaper Scribbling’, reviews and other material related to the life and work of George Fetherling.

Fetherling, George

Graeme Gibson Papers

Drafts and final manuscripts for his novels, correspondence about them, editorial correspondence for Anansi Press, correspondence relating to PEN Canada and other organizations with which he was involved.

Gibson, Graeme

Leonard Cohen Papers

Includes extensive materials related to Leonard Cohen’s early writing and publications, both poetry and prose, as well as some plays and television play scripts. There are multiple drafts of many poems from Cohen’s undergraduate years through his mid-late 20s, both typescript (many with holograph revisions) and holograph. There are similar drafts of prose: short stories, and
prose fragments, from the same period. Many of these writings became the basis for Cohen’s publications. Also included are materials directly related to the publication of Let Us Compare Mythologies, The Spice Box of Earth, The Favorite Game, Flowers for Hitler, and The Death of a Lady’s Man, including typescripts, page proofs, and correspondence with publishers and literary agents. There is also correspondence with friends, mentors, and colleagues, as well as some fan mail from 1967-68.

Cohen, Leonard

Lorna Goodison Papers

Includes early poetry drafts, many unpublished; Goldengrove corrected proofs, partial drafts and correspondence; Controlling the Silver drafts with holograph revisions ; miscellaneous holograph and word processed drafts of Turn Thanks, including some unpublished work and ink sketches; drafts of Travelling Mercies; From Harvey River drafts, proofs and correspondence (including early drafts titled ‘Rocksteady’ or ‘Rock Steady’) with editorial revision and correspondence; Fool-Fool Rose is Leaving Labour-in-Vain Savannah drafts; print, audio and video appearances by author, poet and professor Lorna Goodison.

Goodison, Lorna

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.

Margaret Atwood Papers

Collection of manuscripts, correspondence mainly with her agents and publishers, promotional materials and reviews relating to: Good Bones (1992), The Robber Bride (1993), Morning in the Burned House (1995), Strange Things (1995), and Alias Grace (1996); critical and biographical essays.

Margaret Atwood Papers

Includes drafts, proofs, editorial correspondence and other material related to MaddAddam; The Year of the Flood [early title ‘God’s Garden’]; promotional material, publisher’s correspondence, website, early preliminary material; the ‘Trace’ play; film scripts and correspondence for Grace Marks/Alias Grace, Life Before Man, The Robber Bride, Lady Oracle, Cat’s Eye, The Edible Woman, ‘Score: a hockey musical’ [MA singing cameo]; print and personal appearances, activism and other activities; short pieces, essays, speeches; Nashville Public Television interview, and research files for The Year of the Flood, Oryx and Craik, MaddAddam

Atwood, Margaret

Margaret Atwood Papers

Includes drafts, notes, proofs for Stone Mattress: Nine Tales; The Handmaid’s Tale ballet by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet; “I’m Starved For You” short story (part of The Heart Goes Last) published digitally only with Byliner/Positron, online publisher; drafts, notes and other material related to Margaret Atwood’s new novel The Heart Goes Last, including extensive editorial notes and comments by Ellen Seligman; ‘Cause Files’; letters of recommendation by Margaret Atwood; appearances; In Other Worlds foul matter; MaddAddam media; general media; fan mail 2013-2014; various small projects; general media; general fan mail; ‘fantastic fan mail’; Future Library press archive

Martin Hunter Papers

This collection consists of the bulk of Martin Hunter’s literary output, including manuscript drafts and scripts of his numerous writing projects for the stage, screen and radio, as well as other writing projects.

Hunter, Martin

Robert Gilford Lawrence Papers

Collection ofresearch notes for articles, essays published and unpublished by Robert G. Lawrence (1923-1995) on American and English actors and theatrical companies that have toured in Canada, especially before 1939. Includes correspondence with the families ofthese actors, and with other historians ofCanadian theatre.

Ronald Bryden Papers

This collection consists of the papers of Ronald Bryden and cover a wide range of his professional life: from early scripts co-written by Bryden when he was an undergraduate student at Trinity College, University of Toronto, in the 1940s, through to his published work when he was a journalist and critic in London during the 1960s and early 1970s, and up through the period when he was director of the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto. The collection also contains some of Bryden’s original research on the history of theatre, as well as journals that detail the productions he viewed in London, Toronto, Stratford, Ont., and Niagara-on-the-Lake (Shaw Festival).

Douglas LePan Papers

This gift of papers from the estate of Douglas LePan (1914-1998) includes diaries, journals, manuscripts, notes and correspondence relating to his career as a writer, diplomat and teacher as well as personal correspondence. It complements the collection of LePan Papers already in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

LePan, Douglas

Jack MacLeod Papers

Literary papers containing drafts, working papers and photocopies of research materials for his books: Zinger and Me (1979), Going Grant (1983), The Oxford Book of Canadian Political Anecdotes (1988) and one book which he co-edited with Cynthia Smith, Sir John A. (1989), and "Dreaming a Beach"/"Uproar"; non-fiction writings; and correspondence.

MacLeod, Jack

Jack MacLeod Papers

Contains manuscript material relation to his novel Uproar, with new chapters and a deleted chapter. Also, there is correspondence from 1981-3 regarding Going Grand and scripts for the CBC series The Learning Stage from 1964.

MacLeod, Jack

Alberto Manguel Papers

This gift is representative of Manguel's entire body of work, 1960s to 2002, from both his business and personal life. It includes drafts, revisions, manuscripts, galleys, illustrations, publisher's correspondence, person correspondence, photographs, printed appearances and other material. It includes material related to: A Dictionary of Imaginary Places; A History of Reading; Reading Pictures: A History of Love and Hate; News From a Foreign Country Came; Soho Square; Black Water; Other Fires; Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest; Into the Looking-Glass Wood; Mothers and Daughters; Fathers and Sons; God's Spies, and many other translations, anthologies, articles, conferences, literary juries and other projects Manguel has been involved with. Manguel maintains correspondence with a fascinating array of authors, publishers and many other notable people.

Manguel, Alberto

Alberto Manguel Papers

Includes drafts, notes, galleys, correspondence and research related to: With Borges; Stevenson Under the Palm Trees; Solitary Vices; la leyenda dorada; Chesterton; Lamentations; le poète mourant (Henrich Heine); translations and different issues of A History of Reading; other authors' work; reviews written by Manguel for various publications; adaptations for CBC; essays; videotapes; reel-to-reel audio tapes; CD-ROM; audio cassettes; Bestiario (special book with loose pages in handmade silk box by Spanish artist Salvador Retana, with text by Manguel; only 10 in total made by the artist); Christmas and birthday cards; ink, pencil and watercolour sketches and drawings by Manguel.

Manguel, Alberto

Alberto Manguel Papers

This collection includes original draft manuscripts, galleys and page proofs for Manguel's published work, including his book A Reading Diary (2004) and his anthology Penguin Book of Christmas Stories (2005), as well as for his articles, reviews and other projects for a variety of publications. It also includes translations of his work, published clippings (of his own work and articles about him), correspondence (October 1999-July 2005) - both personal and business - material related to his work on various literary juries (including the Man Booker International Prize 2005), his drawings, and bound galleys and page-proofs of books sent to Manguel for review.

Manguel, Alberto

Alberto Manguel Papers

This latest accession of the Alberto Manguel Papers complements and builds on the existing Manguel Papers held at the Fisher Library (see MS Colls 00405, 00425, 00444, 00477, 00522, 00541). It includes manuscripts for City of Words (the 2007 Massey Lecture delivered by Manguel, and published by House of Anansi Press) and All Men Are Liars, a novel begun in English in the early 1990s but eventually completed, and published, in Spanish as Todos los hombres son mentirosos. It also includes French translations, including manuscripts and page proofs, of the above three books. As well, the collection consists of the manuscripts, primarily in English and Spanish, for Manguel’s numerous writing projects in 2008-09, and material from various projects, including the 2009 TVO-produced television series “Empire of the Words.” The collection also includes correspondence – including letters and notes from writers Isabel Huggan, Anne Michaels, Rohinton Mistry, P.K. Page and Susan Swan – literary jury work, manuscripts sent to Manguel for review or reading, and an extensive collection of antiquarian book catalogues collected by Manguel.

Manguel, Alberto

Alberto Manguel Papers

This accession of Alberto Manguel’s Papers complements and builds on the existing collections held at the Fisher Library. (Please MS Colls. 00405, 00425, 00444, 00477, 00522 and 00541.) It consists of manuscripts – in English, Spanish and French – for Manguel’s numerous writing projects, as well as the manuscript for his 2010 book A Reader on Reading, along with proofs and other materials related to the book. Among other works represented in this collection are an operatic libretto he composed to accompany music by Oscar Strasnoy titled Un retour (it premiered at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in 2010), his novel All Men Are Liars, City of Words, Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey: A Biography, and catalogues and books on the artists Miquel Barceló and Glen Baxter.

Manguel, Alberto

Karen Mullhallen Papers

1999 Accession:

A collection of draft manuscripts, notes and correspondence pertaining to her book, In The Era of Acid Rain, Windsor, Ont. : Black Moss Press, 1993. Also includes correspondence with Virgil Burnett, a draft of Simon Louvich's "Cosmic Follies", and galleys and rejected submissions for Descant.

2000 Accession: Materials relating to the editing and publication of Descant, the literary journal edited by Karen Mulhallen. Includes author correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, proofs, cover proofs, promotional materials, and financial and administrative documents (1989-2000). Also included are material pertaining to other editing work Mulhallen has done, manuscripts, proofs, notes and correspondence pertaining to her book The Grace of Private Passage. Windsor, Ont.: Black Moss Press, 2000, and gifts to her.

2001 Accession:

Materials relating to the editing and publication of Descant, 1987-2001. Includes author correspondence, manuscripts, manuscripts on diskettes, proofs, production and research notes, and office, subscription and distribution documents.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhalen Papers

Consists of manuscripts, general correspondence, and various papers relating to Descant magazine. The gift also consists of some of Mulhallen's professional and personal correspondence. Also included are correspondence and manuscripts relating to Modern Love, Herm on Tour, War Surgery and In The Era of Acid Rain.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhallen Papers

This collection consists primarily of material related to the production of Descant, the literary journal edited by Karen Mulhallen, as well as some of Mulhallen's personal papers. The Descant papers include original manuscripts, correspondence, copy edits, typeset galleys and office administration files.

Mulhallen, Karen

Karen Mulhallen Papers

Includes editorial material - primarily manuscripts, proofs and correspondence - for issues 137, 138, 140 and 141 of the literary journal Descant, as well as files related to fund-raising activities and outreach. The collection also contains some of Mulhallen's personal and professional files related to her writing and her readings, and material related to her teaching at Ryerson University.

Mulhallen, Karen

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

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

Josef Škvorecký Papers

Holograph and typescript drafts of his works (novels, travelogues, literary essays, film scripts, etc.), correspondence and works by other authors

Škvorecký, Josef

Derek Walcott Papers

Collection of manuscript drafts for published and unpublished literary works; correspondence; ephemera; printed appearances / clippings relating to his readings and lectures.

Eric Wright Papers

Drafts, manuscripts and correspondence related to the publication of Eric Wright's short stories and novels.

Eric Wright Papers

Includes various drafts and edited drafts of published and unpublished works, correspondence, reviews and other material relating to the following: The Day We Sold The Cabin; Me and Fred; Joe Barley and the Russian Mob; A Likely Story; A Hemingway Caper; Bringing in the Sheaves; the first ten Charlie Salter books; Death of a Sunday Writer; Always Give A Penny...; Moodie's Tale; Death of a Hired Man; My Brother's Keeper; The Last Hand; Death on the Rocks; and print appearances in various journals.

David Young Papers

A collection of David Young's correspondence, literary manuscripts, business papers, and ephemera. Correspondence includes both business and personal matters from the late 1960s to 1995. The literary papers include multiple drafts and the galleys for his novels Incognito and Agent Provocateur, the notes and drafts for some of his most successful dramatic works, among them Fire, and Glenn, and many TV scripts. Also included are several of his adaptations of works by other authors for radio, such as Carol Shield's Swann, and Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion and The English Patient. Drafts of works by other authors edited by Young and his own manuscripts edited by others, including Michael Ondaatje, are also included. The business papers relate to The Writer's Union of Canada, The Writers' Trust, The For/Words Foundation, Coach House Press and The Baffin Island Project. The ephemera documents the Toronto arts scene.

David Young Papers

Collection consists of manuscripts edited by David Young by others such as Michael Ondaatje (Anil's Ghost); Margaret Atwood (Alias Grace); Kathy Acker (Blood and Guts in High School); draft manuscripts for Young's books, television, film and theatre scripts; background material for projects; personal and business correspondence; schoolwork and other personal papers, audio cassettes, financial information, posters and other ephemera from various productions of Young's work.

David Young Papers

This collection consists of material, including manuscript drafts and correspondence, for various projects David Young worked on between 2004 and 2007. It includes "Sold", a project he developed for CTV, as well as his work for the TV program ReGenesis. it also includes material from various productions of his plays, Glenn and Inexpressible Island, among other projects.

Barbarian Press Papers

This gift contains Proofs and Design Drawings for C. Toselli’s Immobile correndo (Motionless in Motion) from proofs to deluxe edition, Crispin Elsted’s A Natural History of Surprise, Abigail Rorer’s Endgrain Editions Two, Arnold Shives’ Mountain Journal, and miscellaneous. There are also Proofs and Design Drawings for Founts and Circumstance and A Sloth of Bears,

Barbarian Press

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

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

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