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Poetry

Series consists of unpublished poetry and published poetry anthologies by Brian Fawcett, including "Permanent Relationships" (1975), "Creatures of State" (1977), "Tristram's Book" (1981),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.

Short Fiction

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).

Novels

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 Also includes manuscripts for various unpublished or revised works.

Non-Fiction and Essays

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 Also includes manuscripts for various unpublished or revised works, as well as many miscellaneous essays and articles written for periodicals.

Works by Others

Series consists of books, draft manuscripts of published works, newspaper and magazine clippings, unpublished poetry and miscellaneous textual material created by authors other than Brian Fawcett that contextualize Fawcett's literary community.

Correspondence

Series contains correspondence created or received by Barry McKinnon. Includes the correspondence of prominent Canadian literary authors including Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and Brian Fawcett, as well as many other northern BC authors and poets. Also includes business correspondence with publishers, grant programs, and literary institutions.

Interviews

Series contains interviews conducted by Barry McKinnon and interviews of Barry McKinnon conducted by others.

Writing and Editing

Series contains records related to the writing and editing work of author Barry McKinnon. Includes Barry McKinnon's manuscripts, published works, writing contracts, writing awards, and related records.

Collected Works

Series contains works collected by Barry McKinnon over the course of his literary and teaching careers. Includes collected literary publications, collected manuscripts of other authors, literary periodicals, reviews, and clippings.

Readings, Events, and Workshops

Series contains records and promotional material related to literary and poetry readings attended by, performed by, or hosted by Barry McKinnon; writer's workshops and courses; and writer's conferences and events.

Teaching

Series contains records related to Barry McKinnon's teaching career at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George. Includes teaching material such as syllabi, curricula, and teaching notes. Also includes administrative records relating to McKinnon's teaching at the College, including records related to the controversy of his lay off from CNC and support received from the community to reinstate his position. Additional material consists of documents regarding the creation of the University of Northern British Columbia, the controversial need for a university in the North, and its clash with the established College of New Caledonia.

Journals and Planners

Series contains journals and planners used by Barry McKinnon over the course of his teaching and writing careers.

Publishing

Series contains records related to Barry McKinnon's work as a publisher with his Caledonia Writing Series (1972-1980) and Gorse Press. Also includes material collected from other small press publishers, including catalogues, promotional material, and correspondence.

Radio Program Scripts

Series contains scripts and background research materials for two CBC radio shows that Barry McKinnon contributed to as a music commentator: "Music of Note" and "Monday Morning Music".

Personal Records

Series contains the personal records of author Barry McKinnon and his family. Includes resumes, biographies, student records, family records, and financial records.

Graphic Material

Series contains photographs taken and collected by Barry McKinnon of his family and colleagues. Also includes a small number of art prints and postcards.

Personal records

Series contains two diplomas awarded to Dr. Ainley by the University of Northern British Columbia, news clippings, and photographs. Series also includes some of her activities during her retirement including her art exhibits, a cruise, and membership in Federation of BC Writers.

Published and Unpublished Materials

Series consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, newsletters, advertisements, contracts, notebooks, audiocassettes of oral interviews and readings, transcripts, book launch announcements, front cover mock-ups, edited drafts, manuscripts, fact sheets, poems, catalogues, bookmarks, skits, conference events programme, poster, grant applications and related correspondence, a wooden placard, handwritten notes, book reviews, inquest reports, background material, VHS recordings of classroom talks given by Bridget Moran, Mary John and Justa Monk re: her publications, and ephemera. This series contains material from all five of her publications:

  1. (1988) Stoney Creek Woman: The Story of Mary John. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.
  2. (1990) Judgment at Stoney Creek. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press
  3. (1992) A Little Rebellion. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.
  4. (1994) Justa: A First Nations Leader. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.
  5. (1996) Prince George Remembered. Prince George, British Columbia: Moran Publishing.
    This series also consists of, but is not limited to, a number of unpublished manuscripts and drafts and/or writing contest submissions also written by Bridget Moran, such as:
    • "Mary and Me" (ca. 1998)
    • "Where Winds Come Sweet" (ca. 1981)
    • "The Horizontal Land" (ca. 1992)
    • "The Summer of '81"
    • "The Relief Cheque" (ca. 1998)
    • "The Case of the Box of Matches" (ca. 1987)
    • "Unholy Deadlock" (ca. 1990)
    • "The Numbers Game"
    • "Reflections on Theme" (ca. 1967)
    • "Come Hell or High Water" (ca. 1976)
    • "Man Alive"
    • "The Deadbeat Mystique"
    • "Hell on Wheels"
    • "Backstairs at the Palace"
    • "James MacCallum" (ca. 1984)
    • "Hushaby, Baby" (ca. 1981)
    • "The Decline and Fall of Mr. Sullivan"
    • "Case History of a Gadfly"
    • "Welfare and the Good Life"
    • "Childhood Memories" (ca. 1976)
    • "The Three Musketeers" (ca. 1974-75)
    • "A Child's Christmas in Saskatchewan" (ca. 1979)
    • "Diary of Success Homecoming"
    • "My Old Flame" (ca. 1992)
    • "O Ye Dry Bones" (ca. 1996)
    • "Supper, Little Children" (ca. 1983).

Personal Papers and Correspondence

Series consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, academic transcripts and diplomas, marriage announcements, a copy of a Last Will & Testament, a copy of a Court Order, a poster, a map, photographs, events programs, lyrics, a copy of a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship and an autograph book all pertaining to the personal life of Bridget Moran.

Theatre and Community Development

Series consists of correspondence, itineraries, newspaper clippings, reports, theatre and event programs, ephemera, contact lists, prop lists, scripts, rehearsal and performance schedules, set lists, minutes, agreements, cheques, receipts, and background material all pertaining to Iona Campagnolo's involvement with the planning of the Royal Visit to Prince Rupert in honour of British Columbia Centennial Celebrations, May 10, 1971; North Pacific Player theatre productions of Man of La Mancha (1971), Mary Stuart (1972), Tom Jones (1973), and Fiddler on the Roof (1974); planning and development of Prince Rupert’s first Folkfest '74; and initial planning for Prince Rupert Homecoming event, October 1973.

Publications Series

Series contains publications on the following subjects: linguistics, First Nations studies, anthropology, museum studies, the Missionary Society of the Church of England, the Metlakatla Inquiry, material culture and Canadian geography. It is believed that items published prior to 1922 had been collected by the Archdeacon W.H. Collison, while those published post 1922 (the year W.H. Collison passed away) were collected by both his son W.E. Collison and then his grandaughter Joyce Collison.