Listed below are highlights of new archives and books which have been described and catalogued over the past year-and-a-half.
Sidney Aster: Dr. Aster is a historian of the inter-war period, and his archive and book collection reflect this interest. http://bit.ly/296hdVG Donated by Sidney Aster.
Boris Brott: The 5th accrual of the archives of one of Canada’s best known classical music conductors. http://bit.ly/29cZ5ug Donated by Boris Brott.
Morley Calvert: The archive of the Canadian composer and conductor, featuring scores, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia. http://bit.ly/299IyqB Donated by his children, Lianne MacGregor and Eric Calvert.
Terry Fallis: The 2nd accrual of the archive of one of Canada’s most popular writers, including a manuscript of Up and Down annotated by astronaut Marc Garneau. http://bit.ly/29d1GVi Donated by Terry Fallis.
James Herbert Gibson: Twice wounded while serving with the Canadian army in France during the First World War, the Gibson archive consists of letters and diaries, 1916-1919. http://bit.ly/29RM04A Donated by his grandson, Dr. K. Bruce Newbold.
Stuart Ivison: The Ivison archive consists of letters to his wife and children while serving as a chaplain with the Canadian army during the Second World War in England, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands. http://bit.ly/293me1C Donated by his son, Don Ivison, and Don’s wife Betty.
Mark Krakowski: The 3rd of the archive of the Canadian labour union leader. http://bit.ly/295waso Donated by Mark Krakowski
Christopher Levenson: The poet, translator, editor, and professor of English and creative writing’s 7th accrual. http://bit.ly/29bhar6 Donated by Christopher Levenson.
Farley Mowat: Our 20th accrual of the Farley Mowat archives includes some truly amazing material, including the earliest drafts of his very first book, People of the Deer. http://bit.ly/298qJXB Donated by Claire Mowat.
Susan Musgrave and Stephen Reid: The latest accruals of the archives of one of Canada’s finest poets and her bank-robber-turned-writer husband. Musgrave: http://bit.ly/29bhDJH Reid: http://bit.ly/29d5ntV Donated by Susan Musgrave and Stephen Reid.
Christopher Powell: A collection of interviews conducted by Powell on anti-Vietnam War protestors in Canada. http://bit.ly/299QN6a Donated by Christopher Powell.
Catherine Wilson: Wilson was for many years a publicist at McClelland & Stewart. Her archive includes correspondence with Farley Mowat, Al Purdy, Mordecai Richler, and more. http://bit.ly/290PLnG Donated by Catherine Wilson.
RARE BOOKS AND BOOK COLLECTIONS
Cataloguing of Sidney Aster’s collection of books on the inter-war period is complete. http://bit.ly/sidneyaster
Cataloguing of the book collection of Irish publisher Colin Smythe is nearing completion. http://bit.ly/colinsmythe
Cataloguing is now complete for a collection of books belonging to Jamaican-born author and performer Louise Bennett Coverley, affectionately known as Miss Lou. http://bit.ly/misslou
A fine collection of Canadiana donated by Ray and Donna Findlay has also been catalogued and opened for research. http://bit.ly/findlaycollection