David Bergen:

An Inventory of his papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Bryan Bance
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
208 Elizabeth Dafoe LibraryWinnipeg, ManitobaR3T 2N2
(December 2007)

Finding aid encoded by Bryan Bance (December 2007)
Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
208 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

David Bergen

David Bergen fonds


m. of textual material


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Biography of David Bergen

David Bergen was born in

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds has been arranged into 4 series. They include: Biographical Materials, Manuscripts, Reviews, and Correspondence.

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

11 Biography provided to Harper Collins for Year of Lesser 1995

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12 Advanced Copy of unedited version of Year of Lesser 1994
3 Edited copy of Year of Lesser 1995
4 Earliest handwritten draft of See the Child 1996
21 Early edited version of See the Child 1997
2 Cover designs for See the Child 1998-1999
3 Two short stories about Vietnam. Includes rejections from "Story", "Harpers", and the "New Yorker". 1999
4 Copy edited version of See the Child 2000

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REVIEWS 1993-1999
25 Reviews of Sitting Opposite My Brother 1993
6 Reviews of A Year of Lesser 1996-1997
7 Reviews of See the Child , includes testimonial by Jack Hodgins 1998-1999

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31 Rejection letters and feelers to various publishers. 1984-1994
2 Correspondence from McClelland & Stewart 1989-1995
3 Literary correspondence 1990-2000
4 Correspondence from Kingston Penitentiary regarding book proposal 1993
5 Interview and correspondence with Hildi Froese Tiessen 1994
6 Correspondence and contract with Sleeping Giant Productions regarding Bottom of the Glass 1994-1995
7 Bergen's correspondence with Harper Collins regarding Year of Lesser 1994-1998
8 Letters to and from Harper Collins' editor Phyllis Bruce 1996-1997
9 Letter from Denise Bukowski to Phyllis Bruce and Bergen 1997
10 Letter from Bergen to David Katie regarding beekeeping 1997-1998
11 Publication schedule for See the Child 1998
12 Faxes and e-mail with Denise Bukowsky and Phyllis Bruce 1998-2000
13 Rejection letters to Bukowski Agency regarding foreign rights to books 1998-1999
14 Bergen's description of the writing of See the Child for C.B.A. magazine 2000
15 Rejection letter with short story Life Before Nietzche sent to "The New Yorker" 2000

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