Accession MS COLL 00127i - Maureen Scott Harris Papers

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Maureen Scott Harris Papers


  • 1958-2015 (Production)

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32 boxes, 9 books, 3 CDs, 1 DVD (3.5 metres)

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Maureen Scott Harris is a Toronto poet, essayist, lecturer, and editor. Born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia in 1942, Harris was raised in Winnipeg and moved to Toronto in 1964. Once in Toronto, she received her B.A. (English) and B.L.S. from University of Toronto, completing her education in 1969. She worked as a cataloguer of rare books and special collections at the University of Toronto Library from 1969 to 1971 and at the Trinity College Library from 1972 to 1983. She was coordinator of the Cataloguing-in-Publication program at the University of Toronto Library from 1983 to 1993. Since then she has been a part-time bookseller and technical writer, as well as a passionate and successful poet. A Possible Landscape, her first book of poetry, was published by Brick Books in 1993. The chapbook The World Speaks was released in 2003 by Junction Books. In 2005, Harris won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry for Drowning Lessons, published by Pedlar Press in 2004. She has also been published in many Canadian literary journals.

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Gift of Maureen Scott Harris, 2015

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This accession of Maureen Scott Harris’ papers include materials relating to writing and literary projects (undertaken by the author individually or with collaborators); drafts and proofs for the Fieldnotes Chapbooks series; a significant amount of correspondence with specific individuals (Lynda Lange, Norma Lundberg, Barry Dempster, Irene McGuire), as well as general professional correspondence; course packs and notes relating to an Environmental Issues class at the University of Toronto, for which Scott Harris was a guest lecturer; materials used in the organization of various literary events and readings; along with books, pamphlets and a small amount of AV material.

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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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  • anglais

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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