Fonds consists of professional papers of Canadian investigative journalist John Sawatsky, 1977-1987. The bulk of the records concern four books written by Sawatsky. Relating to the first book, an expos of the private life of Soviet defector Igor Gouzenko, entitled 'Gouzenko: The Untold Story', are research files, manuscripts and drafts, interview transcripts, and sound recordings of conversations with Mrs. Gouzenko (1978-1984). The research files contain copies of clippings, court, and financial documents dating back to the 1940s. Pertaining to two books, 'Men in the Shadows: The RCMP Security Service' and 'For Services Rendered: Leslie James Bennett, and the RCMP Security Service'; the fonds includes research files, clippings, and galleys (1977-1982). Interview transcripts, manuscripts, proofs, and indexes relating to 'The Insiders: Government, Business and the Lobbyists' (1982-1987) are also present. In addition, correspondence and reports arising out of John Sawatsky's time at the University of Regina as Max Bell Professor of Journalism (1984-1985) and a small quantity of personal material are also included.
Sawatsky, John, 1948-