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John Robert Colombo fonds
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- Colombo, John Robert
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28.8 m of textual records, sound recordings and graphic material
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Name of creator
John Robert Colombo, a prolific poet, editor, anthologist, and translator, was born on 24 March 1936 in Kitchener, Ontario. He was educated at Waterloo College, Waterloo, Ontario and the University of Toronto. His anthologies are mainly concerned with Canadiana. He served as editor of the Tamarack Review which ceased publication in 1981. There is a biographical sketch by J. David Morrow in Library Research News, 1, no. 5 (February 1971): 2-4.
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The fonds contains correspondence, documents, news clippings and ephemera; manuscripts and printed works, prose; manuscripts and printed works, poetry; manuscripts and printed works, translations; manuscripts and printed works, other authors; private press materials; and various other materials. For more detailed description of content, see 'System of Arrangement'.
Immediate source of acquisition
The first accrual was acquired in 1969, the second accrual in 1978, the third accrual in 1983 and the fourth accrual sometime after 1983; the 5th accrual (2016-050) was acquired in 2016; all from John Colombo.
There have been five accruals. The first accrual is arranged into the following series: special topics: correspondence, documents, news clippings and ephemera; manuscripts and printed works, prose; manuscripts and printed works, poetry; manuscripts and printed works, translations; manuscripts and printed works, other authors; private press materials; Walt Whitman-Richard Maurice Bucke materials. The second accrual is roughly arranged into the following series: incoming correspondence, outgoing correspondence, book manuscripts, notes and worksheets for reference books, poetry manuscripts, miscellaneous, and Tamarack Review materials. The third accrual is arranged into the following series: incoming correspondence, outgoing correspondence, manuscripts, Hounslow Press material, other materials, including Tamarack Review materials. The fourth accrual is arranged into four series: manuscripts by Colombo; correspondence; manuscripts not by Colombo; miscellaneous notes and printed materials. The fifth accrual has been arranged into 15 series, please see the finding aid for their headings.
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Further accruals are expected.
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Fifth accrual, R. Barrett, 2018.