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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Fonds
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Shaunt Basmajian fonds

  • MsC-37
  • Fonds
  • [1970?-1989?]

The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence and other textual material.

Basmajian, Shaunt

Smaro Kamboureli fonds

  • MsC-39
  • Fonds
  • [198?]-2003

Fonds consists of records relating to Kamboureli's work as a researcher and writer of criticism of Canadian literature. Records include author files, manuscripts, diaries, correspondence with authors such as Robert Kroetsch, Nana Issaia, Daphne Marlatt, Frank Davey, Fred Wah, and Lola Lemire Tostevin.

Kamboureli, Smaro

Social Credit Women's Auxiliary fonds

  • MsC-86
  • Fonds
  • [195?] - [199?]

Fonds consists of records relating to the activities of the Social Credit Women's Auxiliary and materials collected by Flo Dickinson as a member of the auxiliary. These include campaign material, photographs, correspondence, textiles, certificates, newspaper clippings, placards, account books, reports, magazines, brochures, and ephemera.

Social Credit Women's Auxiliary

Sono Nis Press fonds

  • MsC-253
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1993

The majority of the records of Sono Nis Press from 1968 to 1976 are at the National Library of Canada under the J. Michael Yates fonds. Since Sono Nis was taken over by Morriss Printing in 1976, all archival records have been retained. Current records (approximately 1989 to 1993) include editorial files, production files, association files, awards and promotions information, and financial records. The archival records (1976 to approximately 1988) include financial records, editorial files, production files, and correspondence. All art work, design work, and printing plates for every book have been retained in the fonds along with two copies of each book published by Sono Nis Press.

Sono Nis Press

Stan Persky fonds

  • MsA-15
  • Fonds
  • 1967

The fonds consists of manuscript, galley proofs and published version of Persky's book of poetry, Lives of the French Symbolist Poets (1967).

Persky, Stan

Stanton Atkins & Dosil Publishers fonds

  • MsC-187
  • Fonds
  • 2002 - 2015

This fonds contains textual and photographic materials relating to the development, publishing and sales of 6 titles commissioned and produced by SA&D, as well as records relating to the general operations of the business. Each series consists of materials related to one book, with assigned sub-series falling into standardized operational categories such as drafts, project development, post-production and research. The contents of each series are comprised of a wide range of primarily textual material such as correspondence, pamphlets, draft layouts, invoices, writing drafts and notes, photocopies, newspaper and magazine articles, and photographic material.
The series contained in this fonds are as follows: Series 1: “I Stand for Canada” – Rick Archbold (1998-2009); Series 2: “A Flag for Canada” – Rick Archbold (2002-2015); Series 3: "A Road for Canada" - Daniel Francis (2003-2011); Series 4: "Selling Canada" - Daniel Francis (2003-2013); Series 5: "Waterfront" - James Delgado (2004-2010); Series 6: "The Wild Ride" - Charles Wilkins (2008-2012); and Series 7: SA&D Publishing general operations (2002-2012).

Stanton Atkins and Dosil Publishers

Stephan S. Sorokin fonds

  • MsC-243
  • Fonds
  • 1897-2004, predominantly 1949-1984

This fonds consists of personal archive of Stephen S. Sorokin that includes incoming and outgoing letters from around 1949 until his death in 1984 many of which were sent from Montevideo, Uruguay where Sorokin lived for thirt- two years. This fonds also includes many original writings and spiritual messages addressed to the Doukhobor communities, the CCBRD and the Sons of Freedom. Records in this fonds also include draft of Sorokin’s book Three Days and Three Nights published in 1950, clippings and publications related to the Sorokin’s life and his leadership of the Doukhobor community. In addition, this fonds contains Sorokin’s personal files of passports and identity documents, number of original photographs taken during his visit to British Columbia villages in 1950s and recordings of his speeches and Doukhobor singing during that visit. It also contains court records relating to Sorokin’s filing a defamation suit against Trail Times’s journalist. Additional materials include audio and video recordings of Krestova Youth Choir performances during the Expo 1986.
This sous-fonds consists of six main series: 1: Correspondence; 2: Court records; 3: Writings; 4: Personal records; 5: General records; 6: Audio-Visual records; 7: Photographs from Sorokin’s visit.

Sorokin, Stefan S.

Stephen Bett fonds

  • MsC-136
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2013

Fonds consists of records relating to Bett's life as a poet and English professor. They include journals, notebooks, correspondence, and books.

Bett, Stephen C.

Stephen Miller fonds

  • MsC-238
  • Fonds
  • [200?]

Fonds consists of records representing Miller's work as an author and performer. These include numerous scripts, page proofs, and manuscripts.

Miller, Stephen

Steve McCaffery fonds

  • MsC-22
  • Fonds
  • 1992

The fonds consists of manuscript, galleys, and corrected proofs for the book Rational Geomancies, edited by McCaffery and bpNichol (Talonbooks, 1992).

McCaffery, Steve

Sum (magazine) fonds

  • MsC-81
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1965

The fonds consists of correspondence and creative work (poetry mainly) submitted to the magazine to be considered for publication.

Sum (magazine)

Syd Zolf fonds

  • MsC-145
  • Fonds
  • 2007-2014

Fonds consists of research sources, drafts, correspondence, interviews, journals, magazines, teaching files, essay files, grant applications, and tax information. Records document Zolf's work as a poet, critic, editor, essayist, filmmaker and professor at the New School and University of Calgary. People with whom Zolf regularly corresponds include poets Charles Bernstein, Anne Waldman, Michael Davidson, Rodrigo Toscano, Erin Moure, Joan Retallack; theorist Judith Butler; artists Josiah McElheny, Zoe Leonard and Moyra Davey, and publisher Alana Wilcox.

Zolf, Syd

Takao Tanabe (Periwinkle Press) fonds

  • MsC-110
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1994, predominant 1957-1965

Fonds contains examples of printed material created by Takao Tanabe from 1953-1994 under his private printing company, Periwinkle Press, or in collaboration with Robert Reid and Klanak Press. The material is arranged based on their category which was reflected by the original order found upon acquisition. Printed materials include: books published by Periwinkle Press, announcement cards and posters, invitations, holiday cards, stationary, bookmarks, gift cards and promotional posters. The fonds is divided into five series: Series 1. Books, Series 2. Announcements and Invitations, Series 3. Holiday Cards, Series 4. Stationary, Series 5. Promotional Materials.

Tanabe, Takao

Talonbooks fonds

  • MsC-8
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2003

The fonds consists of production records, correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts, proofs and galleys, promotional material, reference files, and business records, including financial statements, transaction records, royalty statements, and inventory records. Fonds includes records of the little magazine "Talon". Correspondence and manuscripts include contributions from Margaret Avison, Margaret Atwood, Victor Coleman, Bill Bissett, George Bowering, Jim Brown, Frank Davey, Gary Geddes, Barry McKinnon, bp Nichol, Michael Ondaatje, David Phillips, James Reaney, David Robinson, George Ryga, Audrey Thomas, Phyllis Webb, Michel Tremblay, Fred Wah, David French, Robin Blaser, David Arnason, Brian Fawcett and many others.

Talonbooks

Tamahnous Theatre fonds

  • MsC-59
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1994

Fonds consists of records related to theatrical productions mounted by the Tamahnous Theatre Workshop Society and general and administrative records related to the company's operations. The fonds contains scripts, stage manager's notes and directorial notes, props lists, correspondence and memoranda, contracts, budgets, touring schedules, original artwork for posters, programs, and handbills, printed posters, programs, handbills, press releases, public service announcements, and other promotional material, clippings of reviews and paid advertisements, audience surveys, drawings and photographs, negatives, audio and video cassettes and reels, accounting records and financial statements, and other records. The fonds is arranged in five series: Scripts (1971-1994); Theatrical productions (1971-1994); General and administrative files (1971-1994); and Tamahnous Theatre Workshop Society photo history (1971-1994); and Audio-visual records (1971-1994).

Tamahnous Theatre

The Coast is only a line fonds

  • MsC-10
  • Fonds
  • 1981

The fonds consists of correspondence related to the organization of the conference, student journals, transcripts of conference proceedings, and notes of student organizers.

The Coast is only a line

Thomas Carnie fonds

  • MsC-65
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1943

The fonds consists of a journal of Carnie's experience in Canadian Armed Forces in World War II. Includes photographs, medals, etc.

Carnie, Thomas

Timothy Taylor fonds

  • MsC-116
  • Fonds
  • 1997-2006

Fonds consists of records documenting Timothy Taylor's work as a writer of fiction in Vancouver, B.C. Records consist of project notes, correspondence, drafts of both Stanley Park and Story House and workbooks for novels. The fonds is arranged into three series: Project notes; Stanley Park records; Story House records.

Taylor, Timothy

Toby Brooks - Pat Lowther research collection

  • MsC-210
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1959-2006]

Toby Brooks is an American-born social advocate and activist living in Canada with her husband David. Toby worked at a home for women survivors of domestic abuse in Ontario in the 1970’s and 1980’s. While furthering her education she came across the story of Vancouver poet Pat Lowther, murdered at just 40 years of age by her husband in 1975 when just on the brink of professional recognition. Pat Lowther’s untimely death resonated with Brooks, who spent the better part of the next two decades researching and interviewing Lowther’s friends, family, and colleagues. The end result was a biography entitled “Pat Lowther’s Continent: her life and work” published by gynergy books in 2000. Toby also organized a series of tributes dedicated to Pat Lowther. The first was held in 1995 at Emmanuel College in Toronto, with others following at various locations on what would have been her milestone birthdays.

This collection consists of textual records compiled primarily by Toby Brooks, but also some research material from her collaborator Dona Sturmanis. The records are mainly correspondence, interview transcripts and photocopies of poems. There are also copies of research records obtained from other archives or organizations.

There are 3 series contained within this collection: Research and writing ([ca. 1959-2006]); Toby Brooks-Dona Sturmanis collaboration ([before 2000]); and Pat Lowther tributes and readings ([ca. 1985-2006])

Brooks, Toby

Trade Union Research Bureau fonds

  • MsC-255
  • Fonds
  • [195?]-[200?]

Fonds documents the research, advocacy and communications activities of the Trade Union Research Bureau. Records include books, newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, correspondence, legal documents, research materials, sound and video recordings.

Trade Union Research Bureau

Tsunami Editions fonds

  • MsC-70
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2001

The fonds includes manuscripts and proofs.

Tsunami Editions

Valhalla Wilderness Society fonds

  • MsC-126
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2013

Fonds consists of material created, received and used by Colleen McCrory during her work as founder of the Valhalla Wilderness Society and as a member of the BC Environmental Network, Taiga Resource Network, the Boreal Forest Network and Canada's Future Forest Alliance. Includes material relating to the activities and accomplishments of these groups in general, as well as records pertaining to environmental movements and activities at the provincial, national and international level, and a significant amount of material relating to indigenous peoples' roles in these movements. Material also documents McCrory's achievements, honours and recognition. Records include correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, books, journals, posters and a flag. Major subject areas covered include: Clayoquot Sound, Carmanah Valley, Stein Valley, lower Stikine, pulp mills, logging and forestry, gas industry, dams, legal disputes, campaigns to save specific areas in B.C., particularly the Slocan Valley and areas in the Kootenays, the proposed Jumbo Glacier ski resort, activities of the New Democratic Party of BC. Together these records document the history of environmental movement in British Columbia and Canada.
However, Valhalla Wilderness Society fonds contain very little material on major campaigns that VWS worked on, like watershed conflicts in the Slocan Valley. VWS decided that these materials are still essential for the ongoing business of their organization.

Valhalla Wilderness Society

Vancouver Industrial Writers Union fonds

  • MsC-28
  • Fonds
  • [1983?]-1992

The fonds includes correspondence, photographs, posters, promotional material, business records, etc.

Vancouver Industrial Writers Union

Victor Coleman fonds

  • MsC-29
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1987

Fonds consists of correspondence with Canadian writers George Bowering, Roy Kiyooka, Daphne Marlatt, and Fred Wah, and of correspondence with David Robinson of Talonbooks.

Coleman, Victor

Visible Verse fonds

  • MsC-152
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2010

Records consist of videotaped poetry performances and textual records relating to the annual Visible Verse videopoem festival held at Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver, B.C.

Visible Verse

Warren Tallman fonds

  • MsC-26
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1994

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, teaching papers, personal and financial records, material pertaining to the Vancouver Poetry Centre, photographs, audiotapes, ephemera, etc.

Tallman, Warren

Wayson Choy fonds

  • MsC-56
  • Fonds
  • 1963, 1979, 1995-1997

The fonds consists of correspondence; news clippings, photographs, inscribed copy of Choy's novel The Jade Peony.

Choy, Wayson

William Hoffer fonds

  • MsC-90
  • Fonds
  • 1893, 1967-1993, predominant 1980-1993

Fonds consists of records reflecting Hoffer`s bookselling and publishing activities during the 1980s. Records include correspondence, fiscal files, client files, journals, book catalogues, galleys, proofsheets, critical pieces, articles, and review. The fonds is composed of the following series: Series 1. Correspondence, Series 2. Publication files, Series 3. Business files, Series 4, Miscellaneous.

Hoffer, William

Women and Words Society fonds

  • MsC-23
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1997

The fonds includes records of the administration and activities of the Women and Words Society, including minutes, correspondence, financial and payroll records, submissions, fundraising records, documentation of events and its mentorship program.

Women and Words Society

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