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Gertrude Story fonds

  • MG 179
  • Fundo
  • [193-]-1997 (inclusive) ; 1977-1994 (predominant)

The fonds contains personal and professional correspondence, worksheets and drafts of poetic, dramatic and prose works, speeches and addresses to student and service groups and audiovisual materials relating to interviews, readings, etc., as they pertain to Story's career as a journalist, teacher and writer.

Story, Gertrude

J.V. Hicks fonds

  • MG 194
  • Fundo
  • 1912-1999 , predominant 1985-1997

This fonds documents the literary and musical activities of John Hicks. It includes extensive incoming and outgoing correspondence with writers, publishers, editors, friends and colleagues, as well as a large quantity of unpublished poetry and prose.

Hicks, John Victor, 1907-1999

J. Jill Robinson fonds

  • MG 341
  • Fundo
  • 1984-2006

This fonds contains material related to the writings of J. Jill Robinson including works complete and incomplete, published and unpublished. This fonds also contains material related to professional activities such as editing, readings, and interaction with publishers and other writers.

Robinson, J. Jill

Douglas and Novia Cole collection

  • MG 369
  • Fundo
  • 1932-1995

This collection contains materials created by, or about, Canadian author Robertson Davies (1913-1995). Davies was editor of Saturday Night and the Peterborough Examiner prior to joining Trinity College, University of Toronto as professor of literature. The author of numerous plays and books, Davies is perhaps best known for The Salterton trilogy and the Deptford trilogy. He received both the Stephen Leacock medal for humour and the Governor General's Award for fiction. Some of the material in this collection has been annotated by Davies, including copies of two draft manuscripts which are inscribed "to Maisie." "Maisie" is believed to be Davies' sister-in-law, Maisie Newbold (1915-2001), who was married first (in 1946) to the Australian painter Peter Purves Smith (1912-1949) and later (in 1964), to their friend and fellow artist, Russell Drysdale (1912-1981). The collection also includes souvenir coins and tokens from across Western Canada.

Cole, Douglas

F.H. Edmunds fonds

  • MG 18
  • Fundo
  • 1917-1964

This fonds contains personal and research files on various topics, including a study of the Clwydian Range in North Wales, petrology, mineralogy, soil composition, oil and gas, sodium sulphate and soil mapping. In addition, there are a considerable number of area studies for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and specifically the Lloydminister area, as well as 75 research reports done for private companies. There are also articles on poetry and the theatre - two of Professor Edmunds's personal interests.

Edmunds, Frederic Harrison

A.J. Harding fonds

  • MG 332
  • Fundo
  • 1966-2004, predominant 1980-2002

This fonds contains materials relating to Dr. Harding's scholarly work, including his thorough preparation and background work for his teaching; his correspondence with colleagues; his articles and conference papers; and drafts and notes for the Coleridge Notebooks.

Harding, Anthony John (Professor of English)

A.L. Karras fonds

  • MG 381
  • Fundo
  • 1937-1997

This fonds contains materials relating to Art Karras' three books, including correspondence with publishers; with fans; with trappers; drafts and typescripts.

Karras, Art, 1914-1999 (author)

C.A. King fonds

  • MG 52
  • Fundo
  • 1938-1985 (inclusive) ; 1954-1979 (predominant)

This fonds consists of correspondence, research notes, drafts, and manuscripts relating to King's books: "A Book of Canadian Poems;" "A Book of Essays;" "Extending the Boundaries;" "The First Fifty;" "Saskatchewan: The Making of a University;" "Saskatchewan Harvest;" and "Three Stories by Joseph Conrad." Additionally, it includes King's articles, lectures, and addresses dealing primarily with Canadian literature. There is also material related to King's other interests: the career and works of G.B. Shaw and R.A. Wilson, provincial and national library associations, and pacifism.

King, Carlyle A.

William Deverell fonds

  • MG 262
  • Fundo
  • [ca. 1940]-2003, predominant 1979-2001

The fonds includes material documenting William Deverell’s career primarily as a writer and a lawyer. Among other material, included are research and drafts relating to most of his books and screenplays; other writing; documents re court cases, particularly those used as background for books and screenplays (including the CBC series Scales of Justice); records relating to The Writers Union of Canada; material relating to early activities including newspaper articles written by Deverell and clippings etc. relating to his election campaigns and trials he was involved in; videocassettes of his films Shellgame and Mindfield; correspondence with agents, publishers, producers, fans, etc., and other records relating to the publication and promotion of his books and films; and professional and personal correspondence with Carol Shields, Marian Engel, Margaret Atwood, Susan Musgrave, Stephen Reid and others.

Deverell, William

Robert Anderson fonds

  • SCM-RG-0066
  • Fundo
  • ? - 2009

The fonds, related to Robert Anderson, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:
-contains a photocopy of a handwritten manuscript by Robert Anderson called “Discovering Spring Creek” about a region approximately 8 miles north of Abbey, the chapters in the manuscript at entitled: Discovering Spring Creek; The South Saskatchewan River: Joy, Risks & Tragedy; The Christmas of ‘35; Chicken Every Sunday; Uncle Clarence’s Choppers; Turkeys; The West is Dead, My Friends; Prairie Harvest (poem); Night Trains Through Gladstone; Bennett Buggies and Anderson Carts; The Depression Syndrome; The War Years; To Light A Fire; 70 and Holding (poem) and City Livin’; On Reaching 75 (poem)

-copies of a series of articles from the magazine ‘Western People’ called ‘Prairie Boys’ by Robert Anderson about growing up in southwest Saskatchewan, his mother’s cookbook, the Battleford Trail

-photocopies of newspaper articles on the Saskatchewan Landing bridge

Anderson, Robert

Shirley Serviss fonds

  • MG 617
  • Fundo
  • nd, 1975-1992 (inclusive)

This fonds contains correspondence from Reta Cowley, and John Hicks. The Cowley correspondence in part, discusses her painting process; and the Hicks correspondence discusses the Saskatchewan writing scene (particularly Prince Albert); his publications and awards, and his ideas about writing.

Serviss, Shirley

Robert Calder and Holly Borgerson Calder fonds

  • MG 418
  • Fundo
  • 1910-2015 (inclusive); 1970-2010 (predominant).

The first accession (2011-053) contains a scrapbook, art catalogues and theatre playbill programs.
The second accession (2016-147) is a record of Calder’s activities in three areas: personal life and career as student and faculty member, career as an internationally published author, and contributions to the Saskatchewan writing community.

Calder, Robert Lorin

John Robinson Jeffers fonds

  • MG 527
  • Fundo
  • 1929

Holograph letter, signed.
Una Jeffers to Mr. Forster. Dated December 18, 1929.
Telling him of their decision to return to California, and their time in Cornwall. Written on board S.S. Duchess of Bedford in mid-Atlantic. 2 p.

Jeffers, John Robinson

David Glaze fonds

  • MG 390
  • Fundo
  • 1953-2014

The material in this fonds deal with Glaze’s life including school and extracurricular interests as a youth and later as a journalist, fiction writer, editor and educator.

Glaze, David

K.M. Gunvaldsen fonds

  • MG 170
  • Fundo
  • 1936-1989

This fonds primarily deals with Gunvaldsen's unpublished manuscript, "The Undiscovered Franz Kafka". There are drafts, notes, clippings, books, and correspondence. There are also several files of a more general nature dealing primarily with German intellectual history. Material is in English and German.

Gunvaldsen, Kaare Martin

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