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Fonds RC0282 - Fraser Sutherland fonds

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Fraser Sutherland fonds

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RC0282

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  • 1967-2004 (Creation)

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12.3 m of textual records
2 compact discs,
1 VHS cassette.

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Sutherland, Fraser (1946-)

Biographical history

Fraser Sutherland was born in Pictou county, Nova Scotia. He was educated at King's College, Halifax and Carleton University. He graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. He was a reporter and staff writer for several newspapers and magazines, among them the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and the Wall Street Journal before he became a freelance writer and editor in 1970. He was the founding editor of Northern Journey from 1971-1976, a columnist for Quill & Quire, and the managing editor of Books in Canada. During 1981-82 he was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Edinburgh, and in 1982-83 he taught at David Thompson University Centre, Nelson, B.C.

His published fiction, poetry and criticism includes books such as The Style of Innocence (Clarke, Irwin, 1972), Madwomen (Black Moss, 1978), John Glassco: An Essay and Bibliography (ECW Press, 1984), The Monthly Epic: A History of Canadian Magazines 1789-1989 (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1989), Jonestown: A Poem (McClelland & Stewart, 1996), Peace and War, with Goran Simic, privately published, 1999, and The Making of a Name: The Inside Story of the Brands We Buy (with Steve Rivkin, Oxford University Press, 2004).

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The fonds consists of material related to Sutherland's writing, teaching, clippings, and other material.

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Immediate source of acquisition

The fonds was acquired in the spring of 2005; the second accrual (2013-035) in August 2013, both from Fraser Sutherland.

Arrangement

The first accrual (16-2005) is arranged into four series: correspondence; poetry; fiction, essays and plays; other authors’ manuscripts and teaching, workshops, exchanges and memberships.

The second accrual (2013-035) is arranged into seven series: correspondence; writing; The Making of a Name; The Man Who Stayed Afloat; manuscripts by other authors'; clippings and programmes; and audio visiual material.

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There are no access restrictions.

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First accrual: Online Finding Aid
Second accrual: Online Finding Aid

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Researchers are asked to consult the Edward Lacey fonds for Sutherland’s biography on Edward Lacey, entitled Lost Passport: The Life and Words of Edward Lacey.

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