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Doug Fetherling fonds
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3.3 m of textual records, graphic material and moving images
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Fetherling, Doug (1949-)
Doug Fetherling, author, journalist, and editor, was born on 23 April 1949 in West Virginia, although the date of his birth has also been reported as 1 January 1947. The son of a labour leader, he has travelled throughout the United States and Canada working at a number of seasonal jobs. He settled in Toronto in 1967. His first book of poetry The United States of Heaven was published in 1968. He has studied and worked in New York, London, Vancouver, Toronto, and Kingston, Ontario, writing for Saturday Night, The Globe Magazine, Toronto Star, and Canadian Forum. He currently commutes between Toronto and British Columbia and has been awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize for his "substantial contribution to Canadian letters". In 2001 Fetherling changed his name to "George" to honour his father and has published one book A Biographical Dictionary of the Word's Assassins using that name.
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The fonds contains correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks and published materials, photographs, drawings and a video cassette.
Immediate source of acquisition
After the initial purchase from Fetherling in 1970, further accruals followed in 1974, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989. The first, second, third and seventh accruals have been combined. Further accruals have been donated by Fetherling to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto.
There have been twelve accruals. The fonds is roughly arranged in the following series which vary from accrual to accrual: correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks, and published material. There are also photographs (first combined accrual), drawings (eighth accrual) and one video cassette.
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Correspondence with Margaret Atwood is restricted. Those researchers requiring access must contact Doug Fetherling.
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No further accruals are expected.
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- Fetherling, Doug (Creator)
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