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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Daphne Marlatt Fonds Series
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Fiction - poetry records

Series consists of records relating to Daphne Marlatt's works of poetry. Records include manuscripts, correspondence, and legal agreements.

Series has been arranged into the following six sub-series based on book: General drafts and related records ([ca. 1970]-2014), "This tremor love is" records ([ca. 2001]), "Winter/rice/tea strain" records (2000), "Between brush strokes" records (2007-2009), "The given" records ([ca. 1958-2008]), and "Liquidities: Vancouver poems then and now" records (2002-2013).

Personal and professional correspondence

Series consists of correspondence created or received by Marlatt for personal and professional purposes. The correspondence is with family, friends, and professional colleagues, as well as political authorities on a variety of issues important to Marlatt. For correspondence with publishers, see series MsC-142-0-6.

Awards and grants records

Series contains records relating to honours Daphne Marlatt has received, grants she has applied for, recommendations she has written for others, and literary competitions she has judged. Records include correspondence, brochures, advertisements, programs, and photographs.

Series has been arranged into the following three sub-series: Awards and honours ([ca. 2002-2012]), Letters of recommendation and competition records ([ca. 1984]-2012), Grant applications ([ca. 1965-2006]).

Background research records

Series consists of records pertaining to Daphne Marlatt’s research for professional projects, including those created for her oral history project with Carole Itter, entitled "Opening doors - in Vancouver's East End: Strathcona", as well as for her general writing and teaching work. Records include oral history transcripts, photographs, transparencies, articles, and other research records.

Series has been arranged into the following two sub-series: “Opening doors - in Vancouver's East End: Strathcona" records (1972-1988) and Research records for teaching and writing ([ca. 1965-2000]).

Personal records

Series consists of records relating to Marlatt's personal activities, including some works of others and responses to her writings. Records include correspondence, writings, land title documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and brochures.

Teaching records

Series consists of records relating to Marlatt's work as an instructor of writing and literature at various institutions. Records include articles, correspondence, administrative records, posters, student evaluations, lecture notes, syllabi, and other course material.

Series has been arranged into the following eight sub-series: Administrative records (1991-2009), Creative writing course development records (1989-2007), "Mother-daughter relationships" course development records ([ca. 1993-1999]), "Four modernist women" course development records (1993-1996), "Tradition and modernity" course development records (1976-1993), Women's studies course development records (1986-1996), Sage Hill Poetry Colloquium development records (1998-2010), and General course development records (1973-2007).

Electronic records and other media

Series consists of electronic records, photographic slides, video and audio recordings, and other non-textual media created by Daphne Marlatt through her professional activities. Much of the electronic media contains correspondence and drafts of Marlatt's writings. Some records relate to Roy Kiyooka's book "Mothertalk," which Marlatt edited. One video concerns the conferral of her honourary degree from Mount Saint Vincent University.

Non-fiction works records

Series consists of records relating to non-fiction works written by Daphne Marlatt. Records include manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Series has been arranged into the following three sub-series: "Readings from the labyrinth" records (1981-1998), "At the river's mouth: writing migrations" records (2008), and Reviews of other writers (1975-2002).

Correspondence with publishers

Series consists of correspondence between Daphne Marlatt and publishers of her various works. Also contains attachments and related records, including contracts, memoranda of agreements, financial documents, newspaper clippings, promotional material, manuscripts, and administrative records.

Professional activities records

Series consists of records relating to Daphne Marlatt's professional activities, including readings, events, conferences, festivals, tours, and workshops. Records include drafts of writings, correspondence, administrative records, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Series has been arranged into the following three sub-series: Events and reading records (1983-2013), Writer-in-residence records (1998-2007), and Workshop records ([ca. 1985-2012]).

Fiction - drama records

Series consists of records relating to dramatic works Daphne Marlatt has written or contributed to. Records include drafts, correspondence, administrative documents, production material, advertisements and research records.

The series has been arrange into the following three sub-series based on dramatic work: "The Portside" records (2007-2011), "The Gull" records (2000-2009), and "Shadow Catch" records (2010-2011).