Macfarlane, John Edward
Macfarlane, John Edward
The fonds contains administrative and editorial files, including: correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, contracts, marketing plans, cost sheets, business papers, and other material.
Key Porter Books
Macmillan Company of Canada
McClelland and Stewart Ltd.
Practically all of the partnership certificates in this collection pertain to publishing, printing, book selling, and allied trades. The certificates were all registered at the Registry Office in Toronto.
Ontario publishing partnerships
The collection consists of letters written by Nations to Beth Jankola when Nations was living in Vancouver and running Strange Faeces. There are three letters, 1974-75, with enclosures. The enclosures consist of printed notices re poetry and other readings. Also in the collection: a play “Patients, Patients” by Dannnie Loreno and two printed poems by Brad Chisholm, 1975.
Nations, Opal L.
Peter Martin Associates
Wiles, R. M.
The collection consists of correspondence, poetry, and Gauntlet Press broadsheets, sent to Christina Duff Stewart by Richard Outram and Barbara Howard. There are also various printed items collected by Stewart about the couple. The collection also includes books, catalogued for Archives and Research Collections.
Outram, Richard Daley
Fonds consists of a recruitment letter dated 15 May 1915 looking for agents to sell and promote Bradley-Garretson publications. Along with the letter are the postmarked envelope and a return envelope, and three advertising supplements that accompanied the letter. One flyer promotes a publication detailing the sinking of the Lusitania. A second promotes a book entitled The World's Greatest War. The final large poster promotes the book Billy Sunday: The Man and His Message. These supplements were tools used by the agents to promote sales of these publications.
Bradley-Garretson Company Limited
The fonds consists of material created during Farr’s career. The McGill University Press material includes the initial proposal document, newspaper clippings, early design prototypes, and graphic materials produced by the press (page proofs, invitations, greeting cards, prints of R.D. Wilson artwork). The Ryerson Press material includes two logo blocks (publisher’s device), newspaper clippings, and various administrative files. Also included in the fonds: correspondence with Marsh Jeanneret, Donald Sutherland, Dick Wilson and W.H. Clarke from Clarke, Irwin & Co. Ltd.; photographs; an unpublished manuscript entitled The Crooked Axe: A Lighthearted Sketch of Canadian History to 1900 written by Farr in 2008 (unpublished at time of this description), and a copy of The Living Past of Montreal, McGill University Press, 1964, drawn by R.D. Wilson, described by Eric McLean.
The fonds is mainly concerned with the writing of The Perilous Trade.
The fonds contains: correspondence; poetry and other writing; personal material, business material; photographs; promotional material; and other material.
Gervais, C.H. (Charles Henry)
There have been four accruals. The first accrual is organized into four series: correspondence, 1968-1981; editorial files, 1981-1983; Art Department photographs, 1927-[1983?]; Scrapbooks, 1960-1976. Authors in the correspondence series include: Lovat Dickson, Hugh Garner, John Glassco, Norman Levine, George Woodcock, Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Matt Cohen, John Robert Colombo, Marian Engel, Mavis Gallant, Margaret Laurence, Brian Moore, Peter C. Newman, Mordecai Richler, Michael Bliss, Kenneth McNaught, George Bowering, Louis Dudek, George Faludy, Ralph Gustafson, Irving Layton, Dennis Lee, Dorothy Livesay, Susan Musgrave, Michael Ondaatje, Miriam Waddington and Tom Wayman. This accrual reflects, to a very marked degree, the tenure of Robert Fulford.
The second accrual (13-2002) is organized into 6 series : Writers Files kept by editor Paul Wilson; Letters to the editor (Christina Brandao, John Fraser, Lisa Rundle, Robert Weaver and Kenneth Whyte); Production; Awards and photographs; News clippings and Card index. This accrual was received with a book collection and issues of Saturday Night from the 1930s and 1940s with a few earlier issues. The book collection and journals are listed separately and will be catalogued for Research Collections independently of this accrual. The third accrual (02-2003) is organized into 3 series: Editorial correspondence; Writers Files and Awards and Letters to the Editor. When the magazine suspended publication in 2005, all files at St. Joseph Media offices were removed; they did not come to McMaster. The fourth accrual (27-2007) consists of printed materials re the history of Saturday Night compiled by George Fetherling.
Saturday Night (Toronto, Ont.)
The fonds covers details of the magazines production and editing, interviews, correspondence, administrative and financial information, plus photographs, sound recording and other media.
Canadian Fiction Magazine
The fonds contains published titles, unpublished material, correspondence, business correspondence, reviews, advertising flyers and short lists, business records.
In contrast to mainstream publishers that distribute, sell, and advertise quality printed books, journals and newspapers commercially in standard formats, small presses are modelled on alternative forms of publishing in which writers take control of all aspects of publishing their work. Print runs are invariably small and difficult to find. Works that are printed are often experimental in nature and embody a literary aesthetic. In Canada the small press movement flourished especially in the 1960s as an outgrowth of the literary renaissance of that time. Some small presses from that era such as Coach House Press, Oberon Press, and House of Anansi are now considered to be mainstream.
This collection consists of catalogues, announcements, and ephemera from approximately 245 small presses in Canada. Several presses in this collection such as Broadview Press and Red Deer College are academic in nature.