Fonds RC0167 - Morris Wolfe fonds

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Morris Wolfe fonds

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  • 1972-2003 (Creation)

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32 cm of textual records and graphic material.

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Morris Wolfe was born in Toronto, Ont. on 9 March 1938. In 1961, he graduated from the University of Toronto with a general B.A. Wolfe received an Honours Degree in English from the University of Guelph in 1968 and a Master's Degree in English in 1973 from the University of Waterloo. He taught English at the University of Guelph for five years and retired early from part-time teaching at the Ontario College of Art and Design where he taught film history for thirty years. In 1970, Wolfe turned to freelance writing and since then has written, edited and co-edited twelve books. He has also published hundreds of columns, articles, review articles and reviews in a variety of Canadian and American journals, including Canadian Literature, Cinema Canada, Jewish Dialog, Saturday Night, Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star. Wolfe wrote a television column for Saturday Night from 1973 to1980, a book column for Books in Canada from 1973 to 1984, a media column for the journal Content from 1976 to 1979, and a magazine column for the Globe and Mail from 1989 to 1995.

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The fonds consists of Wolfe's M.A. thesis, "A Study of Cultural and Political Nationalism and Racism as Reflected in the Pages of Saturday Night" and material from his book, A Saturday Night Scrapbook.

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Fonds (04-2003) was acquired from Morris Wolfe in January 2003.


It is arranged into 4 series consisting of: manuscripts; graphic material; personal documents; published material.

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