- 1985-1989 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
21 boxes (3.2 metres)
Name of creator
Born in Vancouver in 1947, Peter Hanson graduated from the University of Toronto in 1971 at the age of 24. He worked as an ER doctor for three years, then established a family practice in Toronto. In 1986 he wrote the first of his international best-sellers, <i>The Joy of Stress</i>, followed a few years later by Stress for Success. These have sold over a million copies in 20 languages. He currently resides in Denver, CO.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Peter Hanson, 1990.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of materials, notes, manuscripts, galleys, correspondence, reviews promotional materials and other printed materials for two Hanson books: The Joy of Stress and Stress for Success. The papers document the way in which a book privately published in Canada became an international best seller.
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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: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request
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