Fonds consists of personal papers, books, manuscripts, photographic materials, audio recordings and electronic records arranged into five series, which relate to Mr. Fawcett's personal life, his creative works and his relationships with members of the literary community.
Series consists of correspondence, school records, teaching materials, legal agreements and miscellaneous textual material dating from 1951 to 1996, which relate to Brian Fawcett's personal life, his work and his writing.
Series consists of unpublished poetry and published poetry anthologies by Brian Fawcett, including "Permanent Relationships" (1975), "Creatures of State" (1977), "Tristram's Book" (1981), and "Aggressive Transport" (1982). Fawcett stopped publishing poetry after 1982, although he did not stop producing it. These "suppressed poems" are also included. Many poems are untitled and unidentified.
Series consists of draft manuscripts and published anthologies of short stories, including "My Career with the Leafs and Other Stories" (1982), "Capital Tales" (1984), "The Secret Journal of Alexander Mackenzie" (1985), "Cambodia: A Book for People Who Find Television Too Slow" (1986), and "Public Eye: An Investigation into the Disappearance of the World" (1990).
Series consists of draft manuscripts and published editions of Brian Fawcett's novels. Includes manuscripts and notes for "The Opening: Prince George, Finally" (1974) and "Gender Wars: A Novel and Some Conversation about Sex and Gender" (1994). Also includes manuscripts for various unpublished or revised works.
Series consists of draft manuscripts and published editions of Brian Fawcett's non-fiction work, including "Unusual Circumstances, Interesting Times and Other Impolite Interventions" (1991), "The Compact Garden: Discovering the Pleasures of Planting in a Small Space" (1992), "The Disbeliever's Dictionary: A Completely Disrespectful Lexicon of Canada Today" (1997), "Virtual Clearcut, or The Way Things Are in my Hometown" (2003), and "Local Matters: A Defence of Dooney's Cafe and other Non-Globalized Places, People, and Ideas" (2003). Also includes manuscripts for various unpublished or revised works, as well as many miscellaneous essays and articles written for periodicals.
File contains correspondence between Brian Fawcett and Nora Abercrombie, regarding draft of manuscripts. "Morning Joan" (introduction to play characters) [first draft], "Morning Joan", "In Praise Of One Older Man" and "Straight Men Don't Like Sex".
File contains correspondence from Kent Sedgwick, President, of the Alexander Mackenzie Trail Association to Brian Fawcett. Includes a letter of invitation to the Mackenzie Bicentennial events held in Prince George, B.C.
File contains correspondence written by Robert Anderson, Stationery Department Of Communication. The item is an invitation to the International Conference for the Conflict And Intervention, and a complete list of all the attendees. Letter dated 1991.
File contains correspondence from the editor of the Harvey Milk Lesbian/Gay Democratic Club. Includes a letter requesting permission to use extracts from the published book, "Cambodia", for the magazine.
File contains correspondence from ATV Music Group. Includes a letter regarding a song writer's recording agreement for, "I'M Coming To You", recorded by the music group, "Chilliwack" and Brian Fawcett's contribution to the song title.
File contains correspondence dated 1986, from BC Book Prizes to Brian Fawcett. The items are a letter notifying Fawcett that he has been awarded the runner up prize for the BC Book Prize, Ethel Wilson Fiction Award, and correspondence dated 1989, to Fawcett regarding judging for the BC Book Prizes Awards, and a listing of the authors/books selected for judging.
File contains correspondence from Antonio Barnyard, Senior Editor, Beach Holmes Publishing Company to Brian Fawcett. Includes a letter is regarding a manuscript, "Oedipal Dreams", written by Evelyn Lau for Brian Fawcett's perusal and comments.
File contains correspondence from Perrin Beatty, P.C.M.P. House Of Commons, to a Barbara Minett. Includes a letter from Perrin Beatty, P.C.M.P. House Of Commons, to Brian Fawcett regarding nuclear-propelled submarines.