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Fonds RC0148 - Brian McFarlane fonds

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Brian McFarlane fonds

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RC0148

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  • 1943-2006 (Creation)

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6.69 m of textual records and graphic material.
334 audio cassettes.
2 video cassettes.
40 computer diskettes.

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McFarlane, Brian (1931-)

Biographical history

The son of the prolific writer Leslie McFarlane, Brian McFarlane was born in New Liskeard, Ontario on 10 August 1931, and raised in various towns and cities such as Haileybury, Whitby and Ottawa. He accepted a hockey scholarship to St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. and graduated in 1955. McFarlane is perhaps best known as a commentator on Hockey Night in Canada for 25 years. He made similar broadcasts on NHL games for the major American networks CBS and NBC. His contribution to hockey also includes the creation of the character Peter Puck.

McFarlane is an expert on hockey history and has written more than 50 books on the sport, many for young readers, with such publishers as McClelland and Stewart, Methuen, and Scholastic. In 1995, after a lengthy career in broadcasting and journalism, McFarlane was inducted into the media section of the Hockey Hall of Fame. McFarlane has also been admitted into the St. Lawrence University Hall of Fame, the Ontario Sports Legends Hall of Fame, the Ottawa Sports Legends Hall of Fame and the Whitby Sports Hall of Fame and. His memoirs, published by Stoddart, Toronto in 2000, are entitled Brian McFarlane's World of Hockey.

More recently, he has turned to writing the Mitchell Brothers books, a series of young adult fiction, the first volume of which was issued in 2003. McFarlane currently resides in the Toronto area. He is married to Joan Pellet, also a St. Lawrence graduate, and the couple have three children: Lauren, Brenda and Michael.

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The fonds consists primarily of material related to McFarlane's work.

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The first accrual (19-2001) was acquired in May and June 2001; the second accrual (08-2006) in January 2006; the third accrual (04-2007) in November 2006, the fourth accrual (57-2010, 41-2011, 28-2012) from 2010 to 2012, all from Brian McFarlane.

Arrangement

There have been four accruals. The first accrual is arranged in three series: manuscripts; articles, documentary outline, interview, introduction, notes and material by others. The second accrual is arranged in three series: young adult fiction; memoirs project; hockey books. The third accrual is arranged in four series: manuscripts, publications and reviews; correspondence; Leslie McFarlane and the Hardy Boys; oversize materials. The fourth accrual is arranged in five series: sound recordings and moving images; correspondence, writing; Hockey Night in Canada; printed and published materials, photographs, and personal documents. Books and periodicals that formed part of this accrual will be catalogued.

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There is also a Brian McFarlane collection at the National Archives of Canada consisting of moving images, sound recordings and graphic material.

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First accrual: Online Finding Aid
Second accrual: Online Finding Aid
Third accrual: Online Finding Aid
Fourth accrual: Online Finding Aid

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RC0148

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