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Tundra Books fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 925
  • Collection
  • 1967-1997

The Tundra Books fonds contains a collection of archival records documenting Tundra's publishing history. It includes correspondence with Tundra authors and artists, most notably with William Kurelek. Parts of the archival material document the development and production of each title and May Cutler's dealings with government and funding agencies. The archival materials document a significant chapter in Canadian post-war publishing history.

Tundra Books (Firm)

Ann Diamond fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1353
  • Fonds
  • between approximately 1975 and 1994

The fonds consists of Ann Diamond's manuscripts and literary archives.

Diamond, Ann, 1951-

Dorothy Duncan fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 698
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1972, predominant 1930-1957

The fonds documents Dorothy Duncan’s personal and professional activities as an American-born Canadian writer and painter, primarily between 1930 and her death in 1957. Duncan’s career as a writer is represented by scrapbooks, clippings, and photographs related to her published works, two unpublished manuscripts, and contracts and correspondence with publishers and her literary agent in New York. Her activities as a painter are documented in clippings, lists of paintings, and contracts with art galleries. The fonds also contains personal correspondence, including letters from friends, family, fans, and a significant number of letters from her husband, Hugh MacLennan. Duncan’s notebooks and diaries also attest to her personal and professional activities. They document her early adulthood in Illinois and her later life in Montreal, and include notes, agendas, and a ledger. The fonds also contains two albums of personal photographs.

Duncan, Dorothy

France Gagnon Pratte

  • CA CAC 66
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1994

The fonds contains photographs, drawings, textual records, and other material used by France Gagnon Pratte as the basis for her 1987 book, "Country Houses for Montrealers, 1892 - 1924: The Architecture of E. and W.S. Maxwell". There are also records related to a book project on the architecture associated with the Canadian Pacific Railway Line.

Gagnon Pratte, France

John Bland Archive

  • CA CAC CAC 41
  • Fonds

The holdings of the CAC reflect Bland's dual career as educator and architect. John Bland was responsible for assembling the materials which now form the archives of the CAC. There are 71 projects from the John Bland Archive that consist of drawings, photographs, and reports. These projects are grouped under series based on Bland's architectural partnerships. Other literary material, such as his publications, lectures, and unpublished papers, offer insight into the plethora of subjects that captivated Professor Bland's interest. The archive is rounded out with articles by others on John Bland and his work, as well as his personal collection of slides, maps, and books.

Carlyon Wilfroy Bellairs Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 639
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1951

Bellair's personal papers comprise scrapbooks, 1898-1939; biographical, parliamentary and miscellaneous notes, 1879-1945; and correspondence, 1889-1951. His professional life is reflected in files on naval affairs, 1894-1937, and in an extensive series of political papers including general correspondence and subject files, 1905-1946; material relating to committees, 1904-1930; and political 'forecasts', 1900-1945. Literary interests are revealed by notes on Sir John Fisher, 1915, and H.G. Wells, 1932-1934. Some books from Bellairs' library, with his annotations, are included in his papers.

Bellairs, Carlyon Wilfroy, 1871-1955

Steven Heighton Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 943
  • Fonds
  • 1993-2010

The fonds documents Canadian poet and novelist Steven Heighton’s literary career through correspondence with writers and editors as well as material documenting his writing activities. The records contain his literary and professional correspondence between 1994-1995 and 2001-2010, including extensive correspndence with correspondents such as Al Purdy, John Metcalfe, David Helwig, Michael Redhill, George Elliott Clarke, and Judith Cowan . There are also notes, manuscripts, research materials, drafts, and reviews for the following works: The address book (2004), “The stages of J. Gordon Whitehead” (short story, 2002), Afterlands (2005), Patient frame (2010), Every lost country (2010), as well as chapbooks, letterpress books, and essays. There are also reviews for other literary works as well as documents relating to Heighton's writer-in-resident positions.

Heighton, Steven, 1961-2022

Judith Fitzgerald Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 940
  • Fonds
  • 1952 - 1995

The fonds documents Judith Fitzgerald’s personal and professional activities as a journalist, poet, and country music enthusiast, put together by Fitzgerald herself, documenting her work from the years 1965 to 1995. The majority of the records consists of research about individuals and musical acts, as well as other work-related projects that Fitzgerald was involved in. These include notes, drafts, and published work written by Fitzgerald, as well as various publications that she collected about the subjects and projects she worked on. The fonds also notably includes Fitzgerald’s creative work, including notes, drafts, manuscripts, and copies of her published books of poetry. Other materials include correspondence between Fitzgerald and friends, publishers, and individuals and institutions that she covered in her research. In addition, the fonds includes some financial records and personal records relating to Fitzgerald’s day-to-day activities and significant events in her life. These records include her marriage certificate, scrapbooks containing collected publications on herself, and notes on her autobiography.

Fitzgerald, Judith

Endre Farkas Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1211
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2016

The fonds consists of literary works composed by Farkas, including scripts, manuscripts, poems, and plays. The records reflect Farkas’ involvement within the arts community, as well as many works relating to Canadian culture, specifically in Quebec. Farkas’ records span from 1952 until 2016. Locations that are reflected in Farkas’ works are Canada and Hungary.

No discernable order has been detected except for boxes 7 and 8 where poems are sorted alphabetically. The records have been filed into series which are detailed below. There are photographs, personal correspondence, translations of other poems and audiovisual materials (cassettes, CDs and DVDs). There are large amounts of correspondence with other artists and performers in both Canada and Europe, another reflection of his involvement within the community. The series listing is as follows: 1) Correspondence, 2) Manuscripts, 3) Poems & Poetry, 4) Reviews, 5) Scripts & Performance Pieces, 6) Translations, 7) Vehicule, 8) Works by other authors, 9) Mixed media, 10) An Evening in the Muses’ Company and 11) Photographs and visual materials.

Farkas, Endre, 1948-

Vera Frenkel Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1354
  • Fonds
  • between approximately 1950 and 1989

Fonds consists of correspondence, exhibition and performance files, film and video files, lectures and writings, teaching files, drawings, designs, posters, ephemera and clippings, primarily from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Frenkel, Vera

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