Dorothy Livesay:

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

Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(February 2005)

Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (February 2005)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - Mss 37 A.92-21 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).

Table of Contents

Collection Summary

Biography of Dorothy Livesay

Scope and Contents of the Papers

Organization of the Papers

Restrictions on Access

Custodial History

Detailed Description of the Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION (includes autobiographical fiction) 1903-1989

FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE 1929-1991

CORRESPONDENCE 1929-1991

RESTRICTED CORRESPONDENCE 1941-1991

CORRESPONDENCE MISCELLANEOUS 1955-1991

MEMOIRS 1972-1988

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION 1977-1991

REVIEWS 1933-1991

LIVESAY'S NOTES TO HERSELF 1967-1988

BOOK JOURNEY WITH MYSELVES 1988-1990

SHORT STORIES 1928-1989

ESSAYS & ARTICLES 1928-1989

POETRY DRAFTS ca. 1980s

BUSINESS PAPERS 1925-1991

ACADEMIC MATERIAL 1929-1991

TALKS & ADDRESSES 1980-1989

ORGANIZATIONS & ASSOCIATION 1946-1990

ARTICLES 1931-1987

PROGRAMS, PAMPHLETS & PUBLISHERS CALENDAR 1967-1991

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES OF INTEREST 1971-1991

WRITINGS BY OTHERS 1970-1990

PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION A.92-21 P.C. 43 1906-1991

TAPE COLLECTION A.92-21 T.C.31 1963-1990


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collection
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Creator:
Dorothy Livesay

Title:
Dorothy Livesay fonds

Dates:
1903-1991

Quantity:
5.19 m of textual records & other material including 90photographs, 6 slides, 2 microfiche and 48 audiocassettes and reel to reel tapes

Language
English.

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Biography of Dorothy Livesay

Dorothy Livesay was born in Winnipeg on October 12, 1909 to J.F.B. and Florence Randal Livesay. She was already a published poet with the launch of Green Pitcher in 1928, when she graduated with a B.A. from the University of Toronto three years later. In 1937 she married Duncan Macnair, the couple had two children Peter and Marcia. Livesay won the Governor General's Award for her book of poetry Day and Night in 1944. Three years later her most critically acclaimed book, Poems for People, captured a second Governor General's Award along with the Lorne Pierce Gold Medal for Literature. That same year she was elected to the Royal Society of Canada. Following the death of her husband in 1959, Livesay worked for UNESCO for four years. She spent 1959-1960 in Paris while living in Northern Rhodesia from 1960-1963. She returned to Canada and received a Master's of Education from the University of British Columbia. Between 1965-1983 she was Writer-in-Residence at Universities all across Canada. In a literary career that spanned seventy years, she wrote over two dozen books, received eight honorary degrees as well as a Person's Award in 1984, the Order of Canada in 1987 and the Order of British Columbia in 1992. Livesay died on December 29, 1996.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The fonds is divided into eighteen series biographical information, family correspondence, correspondence, bibliographical information, reviews, Livesay's notes, Book-Journey With Myselves, short stories, essays & articles, poetry drafts, business papers, academic material, talks & addresses, organizations & associations, articles (mainly for newspapers, programs, pamphlets & publisher's calendar, newspaper articles of interest and writing by others.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 18 series

  • Biographical Information 1903-1989

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Restrictions on Access

Livesay has placed restrictions on some correspondence.

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Custodial History

This fonds include the accessions A.86-19 & A. 92-21 purchased from Livesay in the 1986 & 1992. The two accessions were processed together under the A.92-21 title.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION (includes autobiographical fiction) 1903-1989

BoxFolder
11 Notebook diaries [ 1903-1989 ]
2 Autobiographical fiction - "Darnel" reminiscence of Livesay's father [ 1944 ]
3 Interviews [ 1947-1981 ]
4 Her Father's House notes [ 1953 ]
5 Journal entries in note form [ 1958-1985 ]
6 Calendars, diaries, schedules & notebooks [ 1964-1989 ]
7 Testament: The Unquiet Bed [ 1967-1968 ]
8 Interview with Eugenia Watts ( Mrs. Jim Lawson ) re: Livesay [ 1967 ]
9 A Prairie Sampler [ 1970 ]
10 Woodlot [ 1970 ]
11 The Transplanted [ ca. 1970 ]
12 A Winnipeg Childhood notes [ ca.1970 ]
13The Otherside of the Street [ ca. 1970 ]
14 The Sparrows [ ca. 1970 ]
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21 Preludes [ ca.1970 ]
2 A Winnipeg Childhood [ ca.1970 ]
3 Autobiographical statements [ 1973-1979 ]
4Small Memories by Nadine McInnis [ 1977-1990 ]
5 Interviews [ 1978-1985 ]
6 Calendars [ 1980-1990 ]
7 Making Ends Meet [ ca. 1980 ]
8 Notes on 1940s [ ca. 1980 ]
9 Give My Love to London [ ca.1980 ]
10Shackles [ ca. 1980 ]
11 Essay on Livsay poetry [ ca.1980 ]
12He [ ca. 1980 ]
13 " Livesay's Political Poetry" [ ca.1980 ]
14 My Mother, Myself [ ca.1980 ]
15 She [ ca.1980 ]
16 " A Coat of Many Cultures" by Lea Thompson [ ca.1980 ]
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31 " A Coat of Many Cultures" by Lea Thompson in Journal of Popular Culture [ 1981 ]
2 Essay on Livsay by Paul Thiessen [ 1982 ]
3 " Down the Red Lanes" [ 1983 ]
4 "The Rim Around the Bath" [ 1983 ]
5 "Growing into Poetry" lecture at St. John's College [ 1983 ]
6 "On Birthing" draft [ 1984 ]
7 "Memories of Mayzie" draft [ 1985 ]
8 "The Fledgling" [ 1995 ]
9 "Dorothy Livesay as Autobiography" by Kristjana Gunnars [ ca. 1986 ]
10 " An Interdiscplinary Approach to the Poetry of Dorothy Livesay" by D. Relke [ 1987 ]
11 "How she Grew Up" published in Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series Vol.8 [ 1988 ]
12 "Daddy's Girl" by Pamela Banting [ 1988 ]
13 Essay on Livesay by Leona Gom [ 1988 ]
14 Notes on Florence Randal Livesay [ 1981 ]
15 "The Husband" [ 1989 ]
16 Journal entries in note form [ 1988-1989 ]
17The Husband drafts [ 1989 ]
18 "Female Complaints" for This Magazine [ 1989 ]
19 Biographical sketches [ 1983-1990 ]
20 transcripts of tape recordings on Dorothy Livesay's life in the 1930 & 1940s [ ca. 1985 ]
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41 Diary of uncle Arthur G. Randall [ 1917 ]
2 Florence Randal Livesay newsclippings [ 1917-1988 ]
3 "Earning a Living" draft [ ca.1930 ]
4 J.F.B. Livesay notes on personal life & business [ 1930-1947 ]
5 J.F.B. Livesay his own notes & articles [ 1943 ]
6 J.F.B. Livesay papers and material [ 1939 ]
7 Draft of Sorbonne thesis [ 1931 ]
8 Notebook related to Sorbonne thesis [ 1931 ]

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FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE [ 1929-1991 ]
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49 Letters to her father [ 1929-1935 ]
10 Letters from her father [ 1930-1958 ]
11 Letter to mother [ ca.1931 ]
12 Letters from mother [ 1930-1961 ]
13 Father's correspondence with friends & business associates. [ 1924-1944 ]
14 Sister Sophie's letters [ 1930-1991 ]
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51 Letters to Sophie [ 1925-1991 ]
2 Letters to Sophie [ [1920-1990] ]
3 Letters from Sophie [ ca.1989 ]
4 Duncan Macnair's correspondence with others [ 1929-1950 ]
5C Duncan Macnairs letters to Dorothy [ 1941-1949 ]
6 Livesay's letters to her son Peter [ 1982-1990 ]
7 Peter's letters to Livesay [ 1982 ]
8 Letters to daughter-in-law Dianne [ 1983-1987 ]
9C Letters to daughter Marcia [ 1952-1990 ]
10C Letters to Marcia [ ca.1980 ]
11C Marcia's letters to Livesay [ 1983-1990 ]
12C Marcia letters to Livesay [ 1989 ]
13C Livesay's letters to grandson Bill Hays [ 1987 ]
14C Livesay's letters to grandaughter Martha Hays [ 1983-1987 ]
15C Livesay's letters to son-in-law Marvin Hays [ 1987 ]
16 Livesay's letters to grandson Galen Macnair [ 1987-1991 ]
17 Livesay to grandson Jason Macnair [ 1988 ]
18 Livesay to Randal Macnair [ 1985 ]
19 Livesay to Jill & Brenda Stewart [ 1985-1991 ]
20 Hector Mckenzie [ 1983-1987 ]
21 Sophie Livesay Stewart [ 1978-1982 ]
22 Anne Campbell [ 1953-1991 ]
23 Helen E. McIntosh [ 1947 ]
24 Rose Randal [ 1985 ]

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CORRESPONDENCE [ 1929-1991 ]
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61 Correspondence - "A" [ 1981-1991 ]
2 Margaret Atwood [ 1981-1982 ]
3 Correspondence - "B" [ 1981-1990 ]
4 Richard Bennett [ 1979-1989 ]
5 Earle Birney [ 1943-1973 ]
6 Correspondence -" C-CA" [ 1983-1991 ]
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71 Correspondence -" Ca-Co" [ 1980-1990 ]
2 Fred Cogswell [ 1983-1987 ]
3 Dennis Cooley [ 1980-1987 ]
4 Correspondence -" Cr-Cu" [ 1980-1989 ]
5 Marc Cote [ 1985-1989 ]
6 Alan Crawley [ 1947-1971 ]
7 Antonio D'Alfonso [ 1987-1991 ]
8 Correspondence -"Da-Di" [ 1983-1989 ]
9 Correspondence - "Dj-Dy" [ 1981-1990 ]
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81 Leon Edel [ 1951-1991 ]
2 Robert Enright [ 1983-1990 ]
3 Correspondence - "E" [ 1929-1991 ]
4 Correspondence - "Fa-Fl" [ 1980-1990 ]
5 Correspondence -" Fo-Fu" [ 1979-1990 ]
6 Anne Foster [ 1980-1990 ]
7 Northrop Frye [ 1982-1991 ]
8 Correspondence - "Ga-Gi" [ 1981-1990 ]
9 Madeline Gagnon [ 1985-1991 ]
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91 Gary Geddes [ 1985-1988 ]
2 Joan Givner [ 1986-1988 ]
3 The Globe and Mail [ 1980-1991 ]
4 John Glasco [ 1979 ]
5 Correspondence - "Go-Gu" [ 1980-1990 ]
6 Ellen Godfrey [ 1979-1988 ]
7 Leona Gom [ 1982-1991 ]
8 Katherine Govier [ 1981-1985 ]
9 Paul Grant [ 1982-1990 ]
10 Grant Guy [ 1981-1985 ]
11 Kristjana Gunnars [ 1986 ]
12 Sandra Gwyn [ 1981-1984 ]
13 Peter Gzowski [ 1983-1984 ]
14 Correspondence - "Ha" [ 1982-1989 ]
15 Ken & Marie Hardy [ 1981-1989 ]
16 Pamela Harris [ 1986-1992 ]
17 Correspondence - "He-Hu" [ 1983-1990 ]
18 Gwen Hoover [ 1982-1989 ]
19 Sandra Hutchison [ 1983-1990 ]
20 Hyperion Press [ 1980-1981 ]
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101 Correspondence - "I" [ 1983-1988 ]
2 Correspondence - "J" [ 1971-1987 ]
3 Correspondence - "K" [ 1981-1990 ]
4 Margaret Laurence [ 1982 ]
5 Henry Kreisel [ 1985 ]
6 Correspondence - "La" [ 1977-1991 ]
7 Lon Lawson [ 1980-1985 ]
8 Correspondence - "Le-Lu" [ 1980-1991 ]
9 League of Canadian Poets [ 1976-1990 ]
10 Herbert C. Little [ 1984-1991 ]
11 Malcolm Lowry [ 1947 ]
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111 Alberto Manguel [ 1985 ]
2 Daphne Marlatt [ 1982-1988 ]
3 Dona Paul Massel [ 1984-1989 ]
4 Correspondence - "Ma" [ 1982-1988 ]
5 Robin Matthews [ 1981-1987 ]
6 Raymond H. Massey [ 1991 ]
7 Ruth May [ 1982-1983 ]
8C Seymour Mayne [ 1982-1987 ]
9 Mavor Moore [ 1981-1986 ]
10 Nadine McInnis [ 1980-1991 ]
11 Murdith McLean [ 1981-1987 ]
12 Correspondence - "Mc" [ 1949-1988 ]
13 Correspondence "Me-Mu" [ 1981-1991 ]
14 Correspondence - "Na-Ni" [ 1984-1988 ]
15 W.H. New [ 1980-1991 ]
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121 Correspondence - "O" [ 1982-1991 ]
2 Correspondence - "Pa" [ 1950-1991 ]
3 Correspondence - "Pe" [ 1981-1990 ]
4 Correspondence - "Pi-Pu" [ 1967-1991 ]
5 Correspondence - "Q" [ 1983-1987 ]
6 Correspondence - "Ra" [ 1971-1991 ]
7 Correspondence - "Re" [ 1980-1990 ]
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131 Correspondence - "Ri-Ry" [ 1930-1991 ]
2 Correspondence - "Sa" [ 1923-1990 ]
3 Correspondence - "Sc-Si" [ 1979-1991 ]
4 Correspondence - "Sm-Sp" [ 1956-1989 ]
5 Correspondence - "St-Sy" [ 1943-1991 ]
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141 Correspondence - "Ta-Th" [ 1980-1988 ]
2 Lee Thompson [ 1980-1990 ]
3 Correspondence - "Ti-Tr" [ 1977-1991 ]
4 Trinity College [ 1983-1990 ]
5 Pierre E. Trudeau [ 1982-1984 ]
6 Correspondence - "Ts-Ty" [ 1980-1988 ]
7 Correspondence - "U" [ 1956-1991 ]
8 Correspondence - "V" [ 1953-1990 ]
9 Miriam Waddington [ 1944-1990 ]
10 Correspondence - "Wa" [ 1982-1990 ]
11 Jim Watts [ 1929-1934 ]
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151 Correspondence - "We" [ 1982-1989 ]
2 Correspondence - "Wh-Wi" [ 1952-1991 ]
3 Correspondence - "Wo-Wy" [ 1981-1991 ]
4 Correspondence - "Y-Z" [ 1980-1990 ]

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RESTRICTED CORRESPONDENCE [ 1941-1991 ]
BoxFolder
155C Anne Foster & Marc Cote [ 1988-1990 ]
6C Leo Kennedy [ 1941-1987 ]
7C Stanley (Tony) Ryerson [ 1983 ]
8C Jim Harris [ 1968-1991 ]

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CORRESPONDENCE MISCELLANEOUS [ 1955-1991 ]
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161 Miscellaneous correspondence [ 1955-1975 ]
2 Miscellaneous correspondence [ 1980 ]
3 Miscellaneous correspondence [ 1981 ]
4 Miscellaneous correspondence [ 1982 ]
5 Miscellaneous correspondence [ 1983-1991 ]
6 Miscellaneous correspondence [ 1964-1984 ]
7 Partial correspondence [ 1971-1991 ]
8 Open letters to family friends & editors [ 1984-1991 ]
9 Miscellaneous group correspondence [ 1986-1989 ]

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MEMOIRS [ 1972-1988 ]
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171 Ideas for aitobiography [ 1972-1986 ]
2 Drafts of various autobiographical stories [ 1978-1988 ]
3 "The Initiation" [ 1978 ]
4 "Making Ends Meet" [ 1978 ]
5 "Money and the Arts" [ 1980 ]
6 "Dorothy as Marilee" [ 1980 ]
7 "En Pension: Agnes" [ 1980 ]
8 "Water and Politics" [ 1980 ]
9 "Away" [ 1980 ]
10 "Controversies [ 1988 ]
11 "Oversite" [ 1988 ]
12 "Beginnings" [ 1980 ]
13 "The University Years" [ 1980 ]
14 "Joining the Work Force" [ 1980 ]
15 "New Jersey" [ 1988 ]

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BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION [ 1977-1991 ]
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181 Bibliographic directory [ ca.1977 ]
2 Miscellaneous book advertisements [ [1977-1985] ]
3 Women's associations [ 1983-1990 ]
4 Newsclippings [ 1985-1991 ]
5 Bibliographic inventory notebooks [ 1987 ]

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REVIEWS [ 1933-1991 ]
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191 Newsclippings & reviews [ 1933-1978 ]
2 Reviews [ 1944-1987 ]
3 Reviews of Collected Poems: The Two Seasons [ 1972 ]
4 Review The Ice Age [ 1975 ]
5 The Woman I Am [ 1977 ]
6 Review Right Hand Left Hand [ 1978-1979 ]
7 Review Room of One's Own [ 1979 ]
8 Review The Raw Edges [ 1981 ]
9 Review Phases of Love [ 1983 ]
10 Review essays of Livesay's work [ 1985 ]
11 Review Feeling the Worlds [ 1985 ]
12 Review The Self-Completing Tree [ 1988 ]
13 Review The Husband [ 1989-1990 ]
14 Review Beginnings [ 1989 ]
15 Review Journey with Myselves [ 1991 ]
16 Review The Woman I Am [ 1991 ]

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LIVESAY'S NOTES TO HERSELF [ 1967-1988 ]
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201 Notes on individuals [ 1967-1988 ]
2 Miscellaneous [ 1973-1989 ]
3 Conferences, workshops & schedules [ 1982-1988 ]
4 Writing [ 1987-1989 ]
5 Poetry [ 1988 ]
6 Literature & Quotations [ 1988 ]

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BOOK JOURNEY WITH MYSELVES [ 1988-1990 ]
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211 "Gina" [ 1988-1990 ]
2 "Moving to Toronto" [ 1988-1990 ]
3 Introduction [ 1988-1990 ]
4 "Winnipeg Days" [ 1988-1990 ]
5 "Parents an Unarranged Marriage" [ 1988-1990 ]
6 "Belief and Unbelief" [ 1988-1990 ]
7 "The Writing Game" [ 1988-1990 ]
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221 "Rites of Passage" [ 1988-1990 ]
2 "On Being In Love" [ 1988-1990 ]
3 "Strange Encounter: Raymond Knister" [ 1988-1990 ]
4 "Consequences" [ 1988-1990 ]
5 "Crossing the Border" [ 1988-1990 ]
6 "Moving West" [ 1988-1990 ]
7 "The Guide: Virgil" [ 1988-1990 ]
8 "Malcolm & Me" [ 1988-1990 ]
9 "Family Lives" [ 1988-1990 ]
10 "La Vita Nuova" [ 1988-1990 ]
11 "Afterworks" [ 1988-1990 ]
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231 "Rites of Passage" Part I: Aix [ 1988-1989 ]
2 "Rites of Passage" Part II: London [ 1988-1989 ]
3 Notes [ 1988-1989 ]
4 Reports from outside readers [ 1989 ]
5 Fragments of chapters [ ca.1988 ]
6 Copy edit [ 1989 ]
7 First draft [ 1989 ]

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SHORT STORIES [ 1928-1989 ]
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241 "The Girl-Child" notes [ 1928 ]
2 "Heat" in the Canadian Mercury [ 1929 ]
3 "The Way it Was" [ 1929 ]
4 "The Glass House" [ 1929 ]
5 "The Choice" [ 1929 ]
6 "The Rendezvous" [ ca.1930 ]
7 "From a Norman Window" St. Hilda's Chronicle [ 1931 ]
8 "Case Supervisor" New Frontier [ ca. 1936 ]
9 "Herbie" [ 1935 ]
10 "Corbin - A Company Town Fights for its Life" New Frontier [ 1936 ]
11 "Six Years" New Frontier [ 1936 ]
12 "A Night in Soho" [ 1958 ]
13 Les Jeunes Filles en Fleur [ 1959 ]
14 "The Last Climb" Northern Review [ 1965 ]
15 "Eva Charters" [ ca. 1970 ]
16 "A Post-War Chapter" [ ca. 1970 ]
17 "Two Women" [ ca. 1970 ]
18 "Earle Birney: Poetry and Politics [ ca. 1970 ]
19 "The Green Jacket" [ ca. 1970 ]
20 "The Men's Room" [ 1972 ]
21 "The Initiation" [ ca. 1973 ]
22 "Servant Girls" [ 1974 ]
23 "The Mother-in-Law" Branching Out [ 1974 ]
24 "No Address" [ ca. 1974 ]
25 "Bloody Saturday" [ ca. 1975 ]
26 "Thaw" submitted to Ragweed [ ca. 1975 ]
27 "A Cup of Coffee" [ 1977 ]
28 "Swinging: An Interlude" [ 1978 ]
29 Fragments, unfinished work [ 1979 ]
30 "Clothing" [ 1979 ]
31 "What are Little Girls Made of" Room of One's Own [ 1979 ]
32 "Fact and Fiction" [ ca. 1980 ]
33 "Emily" [ ca. 1980 ]
34 " How They Grow Old" [ ca. 1980 ]
35 "The Aunts" [ 1980 ]
36 "My Brush with the Brits" submitted to Coach House contest [ ca. 1980 ]
37 "Good-bye Daddy" on C.B.C. [ ca. 1980 ]
38 "Fair Lady" [ 1984 ]
39 "All-Aboar-rd" published in Can Lit 100 [ 1984 ]
40 "Children's Games" [ 1984 ]
41 "Of Nurses" [ 1985 ]
42 "Children's Story" [ ca. 1985 ]
43 "On Milton Acorn" [ 1986 ]
44 "Journey's End" [ 1986 ]
45 "No Rape" [ 1978 ]
46 "This Side of Jordan" [ 1989 ]
47 Mr. Fixit [ 1989 ]

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ESSAYS & ARTICLES [ 1928-1989 ]
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251 "Canadian Short Stories" St. Hildas Chronicle [ 1928 ]
2 "Ethel Wilson: A Profile:" [ 1952 ]
3 "Kwatcha! A Unesco Sojourn" [ 1960 ]
4 Diary Notes from Chalimbaia [ 1962 ]
5 "Rhythm in Poetry" [ ca. 1965 ]
6 "Choosing Canadian Poetry for Secondary School" [ 1966 ]
7 "The Documentary Poem: A Canadian Genre" paper presented at the Learned Society at York University [ 1969 ]
8 "Panel Discussion Paper on Canadian Literature" [ ca. 1970 ]
9 "The Native People in our Canadian Literature" [ 1970 ]
10 " A Creative Climate for English Teaching [ ca. 1970 ]
11 Notes on Isabella Valancy Crawford for Dictionary of Canadian Biography [ 1973 ]
12 Alan Crawley [ 1975 ]
13 "Song and Dance" in Canadian Literature [ ca. 1978 ]
14 "Not on my Verandah" C.B.C. [ 1979 ]
15 "A Woman's Life" An interview with Esther Matthews in CV II [ ca. 1979 ]
16 Review of Edythe Hembroff Schleichers The Untold Story [ ca. 1979 ]
17 Review of Margaret Atwoods Two-Headed Poems [ 1979 ]
18 Review of Gwen Hauser's The Ordinary Invisible Woman [ 1979 ]
19 "How to Review a Book" [ ca. 1980 ]
20 "On Sam Satyn River" [ ca. 1980 ]
21 "Two Women Writers, Anglophone and Francophone" [ ca. 1980 ]
22 "I Don't Need to Teach Anymore" [ 1980 ]
23 "On Literature" for the League of Canadian Poets bulletin [ ca. 1980 ]
24 Review of Morris Wolfe's Aurora: New Canadian Writing [ 1980 ]
25 "The Wedding Cake" [ ca. 1980 ]
26 "Sir Rodmond Roblin and the Factorty" [ ca. 1980 ]
27 "Canadian Writers in the Soviet Union" [ 1981 ]
28 "Conclusion- The Legacy [ ca. 1980 ]
29 Review of Yves Theriault's AGOAK: The Lagacy of Agaguk [ 1981 ]
30 "The Last of the Czars" [ ca. 1982 ]
31 "The Woman Writer and the Idea of Progress" [ 1982 ]
32 "Something about Men" [ 1982 ]
33 "Isabella Valancy Crawford - The Woman Writer and the Idea of Progress" [ 1982 ]
34 Review of A.M Klein's Beyond Sambation [ 1982 ]
35 "Canadian Poetry Today: An Overview [ ca. 1984 ]
36 Review of Roo Borson's The Whole Night, Coming Home [ 1984 ]
37 Review of Sharon Stevenson's Goldearrings [ 1985 ]
38 Review of Heather Spears' Drawings from the Newborn [ 1985 ]
39 Notes for Magic Voices lecture at St. John's College [ 1986 ]
40 "On Diaries and Memories" for a Montreal panel [ 1988 ]
41 "Livinglives" [ ca. 1989 ]
42 "To Be a Stranger" [ 1989 ]
43 "Votes for Men" [ ca. 1990 ]
44 "A Date with Emily (Carr)" address at National Gallery [ 1990 ]

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POETRY DRAFTS [ ca. 1980s ]
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261 Drafts of poetry [ ca. 1980s ]
2 Drafts of poetry [ ca. 1980s ]
3 Drafts of poetry [ ca. 1980s ]
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271 "Call My People Home" [ ca.1960 ]
2 "Prophet of the New World" final copy [ 1972 ]
3 "Prophet of the New World" drafts [ 1972 ]
4 Multi Production project by Grant Guy of Right Hand Left Hand [ 1980 ]
5 Drafts of The Raw Edges [ 1981 ]
6 Draft of The Phases of Love [ 1983 ]
7 Draft of The Phases of Love [ 1983 ]
8 Notes for The Self-Completing Tree [ 1986 ]
9 Annotated notes for The Self-Completing Tree [ 1986 ]
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281 Poetry drafts [ ca.1980s ]
2 Poetry drafts [ ca. 1980s ]
3 Poetry drafts [ ca. 1980s ]
4 Poems in French [ ca. 1980 ]

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BUSINESS PAPERS [ 1925-1991 ]
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291 Readings [ 1982-1991 ]
2 Readings [ ca. 1977 ]
3 Literary requests [ 1958-1991 ]
4 Literary requests [ 1986 ]
5 Permissions [ 1982-1991 ]
6 Financial correspondence with publishers [ 1983-1990 ]
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29A1 Awards [ 1947-1990 ]
2 Royalty statements [ 1978-1986 ]
3 Canada Council Grants [ 1982-1988 ]
4 Permission slips [ 1983-1989 ]
5 Travel schedules [ 1981-1990 ]
6 Canada Council readings [ 1982-1988 ]
7 Lectures and talks [ 1983-1990 ]
8 Contracts and agreements [ 1984-1991 ]
9 Readings and invoices [ 1985-1990 ]
10 Order of Canada [ 1987 ]
11 Remittance slips for readings [ 1981-1988 ]
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301 Conferences & symposia [ 1983-1990 ]
2 Conferences & symposia [ 1985-1988 ]
3 Conference & symposia itineraries [ 1990-1991 ]
4 Inventory of Livesay's work [ 1925-1991 ]
5 Inventory & list of papers for 1986 accession [ 1986 ]
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30A1 Financial papers [ 1980-1988 ]
2 Poets in Schools fee [ 1984-1985 ]
3 Reading Lists [ 1986-1990 ]

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ACADEMIC MATERIAL [ 1929-1991 ]
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30A4 L'Universite Aix student guide book [ 1929 ]
4A Simon Fraser course notes [ 1972 ]
5 Lecture notes [ 1972 ]
6 Student papers [ ca. 1980 ]
7 Student essays includes Rilke thesis on Livesay [ 1986 ]
8 Teaching [ 1955-1987 ]
9 Academic career notes [ ca.1980 ]
10 Massey College writer-in-residence [ 1982-1983 ]
11 Honorary Degree Athabaska University [ 1983 ]
12 Trinity College [ 1983-1991 ]
13 Honorary Degree McGill University [ 1985 ]
14 Honorary Degree University of Toronto [ 1987 ]
15 Honorary Degree Simon Fraser University [ 1987 ]
16 University of British Columbia - Honorary Degree & Learneds [ 1990-1993 ]
17 Honorary Degree from University of Victoria [ 1990 ]
18 Livesay reading lists [ 1936-1972 ]
19 Canadian Literature List [ ca.1990 ]
20 Others poetry lists & journals [ 1977-1985 ]

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TALKS & ADDRESSES [ 1980-1989 ]
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311 "So You Want to be a Writer" [ ca.1980 ]
2 "Writing Behind the Scenes: Womens Voices in My Country" Toronto Colloquiem [ ca. 1980 ]
3 "On Women & Writing" University of Winnipeg panel [ ca. 1980 ]
4 "Three Certitudes: Newly valuing Nelly McClung, Gabrielle Roy & Margaret Laurence" [ ca. 1980 ]
5 "On Women & Poetry" IVC Conference [ 1980 ]
6 "My Guests" [ ca.1980 ]
7 "Memory as Myth" [ ca.1980 ]
8 "The Thirties and the Communist Party" [ ca.1980 ]
9 "The Tight Rope" Mount St. Vincent University [ ca.1980 ]
10 "Induction to Trinity College" [ 1983 ]
11 Vancouver Peace March [ 1984 ]
12 "Poems for Voices: An Overview" Conference York University [ 1984 ]
13 "Magic Noices" St. John's College [ ca.1984 ]
14 "Dodo" [ ca.1984 ]
15 "The Life of the Writer" Winnipeg Panel [ ca.1984 ]
16 "On Networking" B.C. Teachers' Federation [ 1984 ]
17 "Canadian Poetry Today: An Overview" Red Deer [ 1985 ]
18 Fragments [ 1985-1989 ]
19 "Women and Words" [ 1985 ]
20 McGill Convocation Address [ 1985 ]
21 B.C. Coalition of the Arts [ 1985 ]
22 On her Work [ 1985 ]
23 Mount Royal College, Calgary [ 1987 ]
24 Amnesty International [ 1985 ]
25 Canadian Association of the Arts [ 1986 ]
26 Convocation Address at the University of Toronto [ 1987 ]
27 Convocation Address at Simon Fraser University [ 1987 ]
28 International Conference of Women Writers in Israel [ 1987 ]
29 "The Adaskin Years" at University of Victoria [ 1988 ]
30 Cnadian Women Writers at Toronto Colloquiem [ 1989 ]

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ORGANIZATIONS & ASSOCIATION [ 1946-1990 ]
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321 Civil Liberties Unions [ 1946 ]
2 UNESCO/AFRICA student essays [ 1959-1962 ]
3 UNESCO/AFRICA material [ 1959-1962 ]
4 United Nations - Commission on Status of Women [ 1960 ]
5 UNESCO National Conference in Boston [ 1961 ]
6 Bulgarian Press [ 1978-1982 ]
7 League of Canadian Poets [ 1982-1988 ]
8 The Banff Centre [ 1983-1984 ]
9 Canada Council [ 1984 ]
10 Amnesty International [ 1985 ]
11 Federation of B.C. Writers [ 1986 ]
12 C.B.C. [ 1988 ]
13 International P.E.N. Club [ 1989 ]
14 Writer's Union of Canada [ 1989-1990 ]
15 Y.W.C.A. [ 1955 ]

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ARTICLES [ 1931-1987 ]
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331 St. Hilda's Chronicle review [ 1931 ]
2 Toronto Star [ 1946 ]
3 Newspaper articles On Women [ 1946-1990 ]
4 Newspaper articles On Politics [ 1946 ]
5 Interview to Alan Crawley [ ca. 1965 ]
6 " Disasters of the Sun" C.B.C. [ 1972 ]
7 Interview with the wife of E.J. Pratt [ 1974 ]
8 Draft on Women Writers of the Middle East [ 1975 ]
9 Draft of interview with Esther Matthews [ ca.1975 ]
10 Draft of interview with Joe Wallace [ 1975 ]
11 A Putting Down of Roots an editorial for the first edition of CVII [ 1975 ]
12 Miscellaneous writings and fragments [ [1980-1991] ]
13 "Literary Harvest of the Nineteen Thirties" [ ca. 1980 ]
14 Articles on Literary Arts [ ca.1980 ]
15 Letters to editors [ [1980-1990] ]
16 Postscripts, prefaces & forewards to various Livesay books [ 1980-1989 ]
17 Laura Bohannon unpublished article [ ca. 1980 ]
18 Sandra Gwyn's "Moonlight in the Transvaal" about Florence Randal Livesay [ ca. 1980 ]
19 Copy of letter to Gale Research Re: Gina [ ca. 1980 ]
20 Radio text "Old is an Old Idea" [ ca. 1980 ]
21 Notes on the USSR [ 1981 ]
22 Newspaper articles by Livesay on USSR [ 1981 ]
23 Reports to Galiano Peace Groups [ 1982 ]
24 "Raymond Knister: Life & Thought" [ 1983 ]
25 "On Peace" [ 1984 ]
26 Judge for C.B.C. Ideas program [ 1986-1988 ]
27 "The Male Muse" C.B.C. radio text [ 1986 ]
28 "Death by Drowning" by Raymond Knister in Books in Canada [ 1987 ]

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PROGRAMS, PAMPHLETS & PUBLISHERS CALENDAR [ 1967-1991 ]
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341 Conference programs [ 1967-1990 ]
2 Conference programs [ 1969-1991 ]
3 Publisher's catologues [ 1979-1991 ]
4 Publishers calanders [ [1980s] ]
5 Pamphlets containing others work [ [1980s] ]
6 Pamphlets on Bulgaria [ 1983-1984 ]

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NEWSPAPER ARTICLES OF INTEREST [ 1971-1991 ]
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351 Newsclipping on the arts [ [1980s] ]
2 Newsclippings on Galiano Island [ 1982-1991 ]
3 Newsclippings on literature [ 1972-1991 ]
4 Reviews of other peoples work [ 1982-1991 ]
5 Newsclippings on Bulgaria [ 1984 ]
6 Newsclippings on Envirorment [ 1986-1988 ]
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361 Newsclippings on Politics [ 1971-1990 ]
2 Newsclippings on Women [ 1979-1988 ]
3 Newsclippings on the Soviet Union [ [1980s] ]
4 Miscellaneous newsclippings [ 1980-1991 ]
5 Newsclippings on Peace & Disarmament [ 1982-1987 ]

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WRITINGS BY OTHERS [ 1970-1990 ]
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371 Writing by others kept for research value [ 1970-1985 ]
2 Unpublished text [ 1970-1980 ]
3 Published articles [ 1970-1980 ]
4 Published poetry [ 1970-1980 ]
5 Unpublished poetry [ ca.1980 ]
6 Peter Tempest of poetry translations of Lithuanian poets [ 1981 ]
7 Essay by Barbara Roberts [ 1982 ]
8 Gary Willis poetry [ 1982 ]
9 Manuscript on Irving Layton's letters [ ca.1985 ]
10 Poetry by Madeline Gagnon [ 1987 ]
11 Poetry by Tim Lander [ 1987 ]
12 Poetry by Dionne Brand [ 1990 ]

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PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION A.92-21 P.C. 43 [ 1906-1991 ]
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11 1. Florence Randal & her aunt Kate Kellan 2. Florence Randal at Lipton St. home 3.Florence Randal 4.Stephen Randal Dorothy's grandfather 5. Helen Randal Dorothy's aunt 6.Mary H. Randal Dorothy's grandmother 7. Aix-En-Provence 8. Woodlot, Ontario 9-10 Florence in Transvaal 11-14 Dorothy in France 15. Eugenia "Jim" Lawson 16-17 Louis Kon & family in Winnipeg Marion Landsburg with Dorothy and her father [ 1906-1940 ]
2 19-24 Almuth Lutkenhaus working on a bust of Livesay 25-28 Lutkenhaus and husband Arthur 29-44 Photos of bust 45-49 Unveiling of bust at Trinity College 50-57 Bulgaria 58-59 Sandra Hutchison and Livesay 60-61 Leaving Person's Award 62 Order-of-Canada with Gov.Gen. Sauve 63. Honorary Degree at U.of T. 64-66 Honorary Degree Simon Fraser University 67-73 Photos of Livesay 74-75 Isabella Valancy Crawford plaque Paisley, Ontario 76-77 Nadine McInnis 78-79 Cathy Ellis & family 80 Elizabeth Varley 81 Christian Nicholson painting of Dorothy Livesay 82 Peter Tempest 83 Rupert Bruce-Mitford 84 Ploughing contest Cedar, British Columbia 85-87 Unidentified houses 88-89 Unidentified people 90. grandson ? [ 1982-1991 ]
3 SLIDES: 1-4 Portraits including Livesay 5-6 Unidentified [ [1980s] ]
4 MICROFICHE: Livesay correspondence with Lorne Pierce original at Queen's University Livesay correspondence with George Woodcock original at Queen's University []

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TAPE COLLECTION A.92-21 T.C.31 [ 1963-1990 ]
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11 1. Manitoba writers & Mavis Gallant 2.Allan Sillitoe on C.B.C. 3.Songs and words at the Unitarian Church 4. A.M. Klein 5. African Writers 6. Limited Nuclear War 7. South African Poet 8-9 Barbara Pentland on C.B.C. 10. Florence Randal who was she 11. B.C. Coalition of the Arts 12. Emily Carr 13. C.B.C. interviews on both sides 14. Magic Voice at St. John's College 15. Peace Recitals of the 1930s theme at Galiano Island 16. C.B.C. interview with Vicki Gaboreau 17. Livesay lecture at Carleton University 18. Esther Matthews interview with D.L. for C.V.II 19. Doris Lessing being interviewed 20. Four Canadian Poets Series includes Birney & Layton 21. Women on the Wire Marg Hollingsworth & Anne Mortifee 22. Canadian Film review, Isaac Singer & Edinburgh Festival 23. Daryl Hine, E.L. Doctorow & Nobel Prize winning Czech poet Czelaw Mil 24. Tom Lehrer 25. Parcel String - Barbara Pentland 26. Women's Peace - Writer's Co-op program 27. Lillian Allen dub poet 28. Cello concerto 29. Summer Sounds at Kendat birds in Leeds County 30. Sanucek String Quartet [ 1977-1986 ]
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21 Reel to Reel tapes 31. Livesay about her father 32. West Indian Group singing negro spirituals second side deals with Livesay in Rhodesia cassettes - 33. Livesay at University of Victoria 34. Growing into Poetry from He & She 35. Diary notes Re: Husband Duncan & pre-war years 36. Interview with Esther Matthews 37. C.B.C. interviews Hilda Doolittle by Barbara Guest; Bio of H.G. Wells by Anthony West 38. Dorothy Livesay Galiano Diary 39. Canadian Woman Writers include Atwood, Szumigalski & Hiebert 40. Sandra Gwynn on C.B.C. discussing Livesay family 41. C.B.C. on Reagan and segment on Norwegian Peace Trek to Moscow 42. Women of Margaret Laurence James Reaney & Nadine Gordiner interview 43. Livesay reading Western Front in Vancouver 44. Livesay at R2B2 45. Mavis Gallant "English Writer in Quebec" 46. Magic voices script side2. Vancouver & B.C. Today 47. Dorothy Livesay provides info to Paul ? 48. Four Canadian Poets Program 1&2 Livesay & Atwood [ 1963-1990 ]

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