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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Sub-series
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Books and publication records

Sub-series consists of records relating to Delgado's activities writing and books, pamphlets, and booklets. Series contains drafts and covers of books, as well some pamphlets and booklets. Also included are research records and correspondence regarding the publication of his books. A large number of the files from accrual MsC 123a contain correspondence and contracts relating to the book "Encyclopedia of underwater and maritime archaeology," for which Delgado served as editor.

Boreal forests

This sub-series containing records related to 1991 cross-country trip that McCrory took to document the crisis in Canada’s northern boreal forests. The records represent materials collected during that trip as well as other material related to the boreal forests in Canada and in other location in the world. McCrory coined the phrase “Brazil of the North” in reference to Canadian boreal forests and this phrase is often found through this fonds. Some of the records related to the work of Canada’s Future Forest Alliance (CFFA) network organization, found by McCrory, aimed to reform forest policy and practice. Other records related to Taiga Rescue Network, also formed with McCrory help, that aims to protect boreal forests. It contains reports, correspondence, news clippings, news releases, articles, papers, reports, publications and maps.

bpNicol seminar records

Sub-series consists of records relating to a graduate seminar about bpNichol's work "Martyrology" given at both the University of Calgary and at Simon Fraser University, with Wah teaching the University of Calgary section and Roy Miki teaching the one at Simon Fraser University. The course used the electronic mailing list (listserv) "beep-l" as the medium of communication for the two sections of the seminar. The course culminated in a colloquium entitled "Beyond the Orchard: A joint graduate colloquium on bpNichol’s The Martyrology." Writings from the course and colloquium were later published in a volume of the same name. Records include correspondence and course material.

Broadsides and Posters

The following large broadsides and posters associated with this sub-series were entered into the SFU catalog and have been stored in the Contemporary Literature Collection cases in Special Collections:

Chapter O (for Christian Bök) #1 & #2 / Derek Beaulieu
Midwinter Glaciaria / Christian Bok
Sentences on Simon Morris / Howard Britton
Instruction manual / Lucia Della Paolera
The different senses in which... / Lucia Della Paolera
For Atomino / Derek Beaulieu
Andy Warhol had been shot / Steve Giasson
Carnival: second panel / Steve McCaffery

Bush poems records

Sub-series consists of records relating to the development and promotion of Trower's 1978 book "Bush Poems." Includes promotional material and a draft manuscript of the book containing Bus Griffiths’ illustrations.

Campaign manuals

This sub-series consists of various campaign manuals that The Party had issued to the local campaign offices to be accompanied by the campaign tutorial sessions. Each of these books covered a specific part of campaigns at the constituency level, canvassing, fundraising, media handling, phone canvassing and for the provincial campaigns level. Some of the manuals cover procedures and expectations for advance level officials, such like the Premier’s tour scheduled events.

Canada's Future Forest Alliance

This sub-series contains records of the Canada’s Future Forest Alliance (CFFA) organization formed by Colleen McCrory in 1991 during her cross-country journey to mobilize grassroot movement to protect boreal forests. This organization brought together the network of environmentalists, Indigenous peoples, labor and community groups and individuals interested in the reform of forest policy and practices. The records contain organization’s mission statement, correspondence, memos, press releases, notes, lists of organizations, and other records.

Canadian groups

This sub-series contains records related to Canadian based organization in general and some specific to the individual provinces, with the majority of records relating to BC organizations, including British Columbia Environmental Network that Colleen McCrory was involved in.


Series consists of drafts for Cane|Fire, a book of poetry by Mootoo.

Cartoons and other artwork by Peter Trower

Sub-series consists of cartoons, sketch books, drawings and paintings by Peter Trower, including material produced by Trower during his time as a student at the Vancouver School of Art, 1958 to 1959. Includes watercolours, ink, pencil, charcoal and pastel drawings. Cartoons pertain to the logging and aluminum industry, international politics, local politics and issues, the hippie movement, and super-hero spoofs. The subject matter of the drawings and sketches include Peter Trower (self-portraits), family members, friends, models, logging, Trower’s homes in North Vancouver and Gibsons, British Columbia, and in various places in Vancouver, Gibsons, and Port Alice. Series also includes three copies of Jack Wise’s only know cartoon.

Cereus Blooms at Night

Sub-series consists of drafts and manuscripts for the novel published as Cereus Blooms at Night in 1996.

Chainsaws in the cathedral records

Sub-series consists of records relating to the development and publication of Trower's 1999 book "Chainsaws in the Cathedral." Records include edited and unedited drafts, the book's original introduction by Al Purdy, and early page proofs.

Chapters, excerpts and articles

This sub-series consists of photocopy of chapters, articles, clippings and writings collected to support court cases that the Doukhobor community was involved and the research of the KCIR. The material in this sub-series relates to the Doukhobor history and their experiences in Canada, immigration and settlement, Doukhobor religious beliefs and their attitude to peace and avoidance of military service and their connection to the USSR. Most of records are in English and some in Russian.

Chronological correspondence

Sub-series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence between Blaser and family, friends, and colleagues. Material includes handwritten and typed correspondence, as well as facsimile correspondence. Additional material includes newspaper clippings, poems, personal papers, and other textual material sent to Blaser.

Chronological files

Sub-series consists of draft manuscripts of published and unpublished prose arranged into files by Trower according to year of creation. Includes drafts of fictional and non-fictional articles and short stories, some of which were published in the Coast News, Vancouver Magazine, Raincoast Chronicles, B.C. Logging, Business Logger, West Coast Logger, and Western Living. Also includes drafts of material subsequently included in Trower’s novels "Grogan’s Cafe," "Dead Man’s Ticket," and "The Judas Hills." Drafts often contain notes written by Trower at a later date in order to provide further information concerning the piece’s evolution and publication, or lack of publication.

Circular letters

This sub-series consists of circular letters to be read at an assembled meetings. The bulk of the letters dates between 1908-1911. Often they consist of direction from the CCUB, such as livestock to sell, when to clear the fields, or when to come to a meeting. The letters relate to the CCUB operation in British Columbia and Saskatchewan (Station Vering). The letters also deal with the logistics of the move to British Columbia. Most of the letters were issued on the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood (CCUB) letterhead, but there are some without any letterhead and some on the Office of the Peter V. Verigin letterhead. Most of the letters are original mimeographs and only a few photocopies. All records are in Russian.

Clayoquot Sound

This sub-series contains records related to land use, resource management and protection of rainforest of Clayoquot Sound area on Vancouver Island. The records document interaction of Valhalla Society, agencies of the provincial government of BC, CORE, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribe, The Friends of Clayoquot Sound group and other involved groups.

Climatic change

This sub-series contains various records related to the climate change concerns including its effects on soil, ozone, greenhouse gases, acid rains, etc. The majority of the documents consist of reports, news items and correspondence.


This sub-series contains newspaper clippings related to environmental issues that VWS was concern with including forestry, pulp-mill and logging industry, recreational industry, parks, watersheds, biodiversity, etc.


This sub-series consists of photocopy of clippings and articles from newspapers and magazines as well as documents, writings, notes, cartoon drawings, statements that accompanied the clippings.

Clippings, ephemera books

This sub-series contains newspaper clippings, articles and various promotional materials for the Social Credit candidates used in provincial election campaigns from 1972 to 1986 and the Social Credit Leadership convention of 1986. Besides the clippings, this sub-series includes: flyers, pamphlets, and newsletters.

Coast news articles, reviews and poems

Sub-series consists of newspaper articles, reviews, and poems, written by Peter Trower and published in the Coast News newspaper. Includes some original articles and some photocopied reproductions. Articles are often accompanied by explanatory comments added by Trower at a later date.


Subseries contains notes, drafts, typescripts, page proofs, and publications of work produced collaboratively, as well as French translations. Includes correspondence.

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