Fonds MsC 93 - Billy Little fonds

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Billy Little fonds

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  • Textual records
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MsC 93

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  • 1971-1993 (Creation)
    Little, Billy

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.7 m of textual records and photographic material

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Billy Little, also known as Zonko, was born in New York City. He served in the U.S. Military from 1960-1963, then became an ardent anti-militarist. He studied poetry at State University Buffalo and was heavily influenced by the New American Poets. After moving to Vancouver, B.C., in 1971 he became a mainstay of the Vancouver poetry and bookselling scenes. He published many chapbooks, co-founded Press of the Black Flag raised, co-founded R2B2 Books with Renee Rodin, and was an organizer and performer at many anti-war rallies in Vancouver in the 1970s. He passed away on New Years Day, 2009, at his home on Hornby Island.

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Records were in the custody of Billy "Zonko" Little prior to their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books in 2004.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and ephemera as well as published and unpublished manuscripts from several authors: Victoria Walker, Stephen Stepanchev, Lionel Kearns, George Stanley, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Joan Kyger, Bill Corbett, Duncan McNaughton, Robin Blaser and Michael Davidson.

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  • English

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This fonds is not fully processed. Restrictions on access may apply; please consult staff for more information.
Researchers wishing to access correspondence from Dr. Michael Davidson must first receive and present written permission from Dr. Davidson. This restriction shall be in effect until the time of Dr. Davidson's death, after which access shall be unrestricted.

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Works in this fonds are under copyright. Researchers are required to secure permission from the copyright holders for usage of this material, except for those covered by fair dealing.

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Created December 15, 2015. SS

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