Manuscript Collection - Morris Wolfe Papers

Morris Wolfe Papers Morris Wolfe Papers

Identity area

Reference code


Morris Wolfe Papers


  • 1942-2016 (Creation)

Level of description

Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

39 boxes (4.8 metres)

Context area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Morris Wolfe has a BA in philosophy from the University of Toronto, a BA from English from the University of Guelph and a MA in English from the University of Waterloo. Wolfe also taught high school English and History (1961-1966), University English at the
University of Guelph (1966-1971), and part-time courses in film history at the Ontario College of Art from 1971-2001.
Wolfe began writing in 1970. His columns, reviews and articles on a wide variety of subjects have appeared in Canadian magazines and newspapers such as Saturday Night, Books in Canada, Canadian Literature, The Canadian Forum, Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Wolfe has written for a number of CBC shows including twenty hours for IDEAS. Wolfe has authored, edited or co-edited nine books: A Saturday Night Scrapbook; Toronto Short Stories (with Doug Daymond); The Best Modern Canadian Stories (with Ivan Owen); Aurora: New Canadian Writing (Gerri Sinclair); Signing On: The Birth of Radio in Canada (with Bill McNeil); and Jolts: the Canadian Oasis and the TV
Wasteland. He also edited A Literary Map of Canada. His essays, articles, reviews and columns have appeared in numerous Canadian
magazines and newspapers. In 1994 he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for investigative journalism.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Morris Wolfe

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Contains files relating to the life and work of writer and editor, Morris Wolfe.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

Rules and/or conventions used




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places