Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00282 2B Annex - Jon Pearce Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00282 2B Annex


Jon Pearce Papers


  • 1964-1987 (Creation)

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6 boxes

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Biographical history

Jon Robert Pearce (1937-2015) was a Canadian educator, editor, writer and athlete. He was a member of the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Team as a single-scull rower and a prominent Toronto squash player. He taught at Upper Canada College from 1975 to 1996, and served as head of the English department. He wrote and edited a number of books championing Canadian literature and poetry, including Marked by the Wild: Literature Shaped by the Canadian Wilderness (1973) (co-edited with Bruce Littlejohn), Mirrors: Recent Canadian Verse (1975) and Twelve Voices: Interviews with Canadian Poets (1980).

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Gift of Jon Pearce, 1987 and 1993.

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The collection consists of papers and tapes (with transcriptions) relating to Pearce's book of interviews with twelve Canadian writers titled Twelve Voices (1980). It also includes tapes and transcripts with Milton Acorn for an article in Canadian Poetry.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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