- 1906-2001 (Creation)
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556 photographs: b&w
227 photographs: col.
141 photographs: 35 mm b&w negatives
1 photograph: 4x5 inch b&w negative
8 photographs: 35 mm col. negatives
62 sound cassettes
13 sound tape reels
4 film reels
1 watercolour painting
34 academic hoods
1 drawing: pencil and black ink
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The greater part of the Northrop Frye fonds was acquired from Northrop Frye at irregular intervals between 1967 and 1990. After Frye’s death in January 1991, there were further accruals in 1991, 1992, 1993, and 2001. The 1991–1993 accruals were acquired from Jane Widdicombe, Ian Morrison, Elizabeth Brown Frye and Victoria University Archives. The 2001 accrual was acquired from Jane Widdicombe, executor of the Northrop Frye estate.
The accruals in Accession 2007.07 include material acquired, 1993–2007, from Clare Endicott, the Victoria University Archives, G.E. Bentley, David Hoeniger, William Fennell, Eleanor Cook, Bruce A.G. Smith and Thomas Willard.
The accruals in Accession 2008.14 consist of material held by former Victoria University President, Roseanne Runte, and sent to President Paul Gooch in May, 2008
The accrual in Accession 2013.01 consists of a notebook, 1932, that was originally held by Jay Macpherson.
The accrual in Accession 2013.04 consists of 29 academic hoods from universities which have granted Frye an honourary degree. They were originally held in the Northrop Frye building under the auspices of the President's Office.
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- Frye, Herman Northrop (Creator)