Arthur Phelps:

An Inventory of His Photographs at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Lewis Stubbs
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(2000)

Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (September 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 134 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2

Creator:
Arthur Phelps

Title:
Arthur Phelps fonds

Dates:
1883-1969

Quantity:
8.22 m of textual records. -- 79 photographs. -- 3 negatives. -- tapes.

Identification:
PC 142

Language
English.

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Biography of Arthur Phelps

Arthur Leonard Phelps was born on December 1, 1887 in Columbus, Ontario. His Father Leonard was a Methodist minister, a calling that briefly attracted young Arthur. He graduated with a B.A from Victoria College, Toronto in 1913 before furthering his religious training. By 1915 he was an ordained minister and was married to the former Lila Irene Nicholls. He already possessed a literary and artistic flare publishing several poems, some illustrated and wildlife articles for the local Toronto newspaper and publications like The Christian Guardian and Canadian Courier .

A chance encounter during a speaking engagement led to Phelps being offered a teaching position with the English Department at Cornell College in Iowa in 1920. He was a popular staff member and was heavily involved with the campus English Club. The following year Phelps embarked on a twenty-five year tenure Wesley College at the University of Manitoba. He quickly rose to Department Chair developed a thriving English Club and still found time to act and direct with the local amateur theater troop the Contemporary Players.

Although a close friend of many leading literary figures like Frederick Phillip Grove, William Deacon and B.K Sandwell, Phelps published very little. He published two thin books of poetry Poems in 1921 and Bobcaygeon in 1922. In 1941 material from his C.B.C. radio broadcasts were published as This Canada and These United States . In 1951 he published the critically acclaimed Canadian Writers with McClelland and Stewart.

What Phelps lacked in a literary career, he more than made up for as one of Canada's pre-eminent broadcast journalists. In a career that spanned over forty years on the air as both a radio and television Phelps came to be regarded as the foremost cultural critic of the era . Beginning with a series of University on the Air debates produced locally in Winnipeg in the late 1920s, Phelps quickly moved over to the fledgling Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In the early 1940's he hosted the Canadian Pattern expounding on the theory that Canada needed its own National Arts Board to stimulate the Country’s artistic community. For seven years he broadcast “Letter to Scotland” over the B.B.C. He wrote and delivered a monthly editorial comment for Trans Canada Matinee as well as serving as the host for the long running Sunday morning series the Neighborly News. This latter series played to huge listening audience in Quebec and Ontario with its tidbits of local news culled from the weekly newspapers and over ninety dedications to the elderly. Phelps was also something of a pioneer in television as well acting as a moderator on three shows during the 1960s: “It’s Debatable”, “Students Themselves” and “A Canadian Question Bee.”

In 1945 Phelps left United College, (formerly Wesley College) to become the General Supervisor of the International Service, a position he held for two years before returning to academia. From 1947-1953 Phelps was a professor of English at McGill University. It was during this time that A.S.P. Woodhouse proposed him for entry into the Royal Society as a Man of Letters. Subsequent academic postings followed well into his retirement. He was a Special Lecturer at U.B.C. in 1954-1955, a Special Lecturer at University of Toronto, 1956-1958 and taught Summer School at Queen’s in 1959.

The final series of the fond pertains to material sent to Phelps by other authors and poets for his opinion. The most prominent of which are the Grove manuscripts but there are also poems from E.J. Pratt, Watson Kirkconnell, Arthur Lower and Tom Saunders as well as lesser known individuals who sent submissions of their work along with their “Fan” letters praising Phelps radio series.

In 1965 Phelps’ wife Lila died. He re-married Margaret Duncan in 1968. Following his death in 1970, Arthur Lower a long time friend had this to say about Phelps in the Royal Society of Canada transactions: “To those who knew him personally, Arthur Phelps was a constant delight - and exasperation ! In the countless conversations of the years sparks invariably flew. Creative Sparks.”

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Arthur Phelps fond contains correspondence tracing the family history back to 1883 up until his death in 1970. While the vast majority of the letters pertain to his family and “fan” letters from the many C.B.C. shows that he broadcast, there are also some interesting correspondence from Canadian and international literary figures. Phelps was long a friend to and champion of the writings of Frederick Phillip Grove. There is considerable correspondence in Series one between the two men as well as several unpublished manuscripts, in Series five, sent to Phelps to read. He also has a lengthy correspondence with the poet E.J. Pratt including several poems and limited edition publications. There is in depth correspondence with Watson Kirkconnell. The fonds contains single letters from Margaret Mead, William Butler Yeats, John Masefield and letter about Phelps from Carl Sandberg.

The fonds is particularly strong in relation to Phelps’ broadcast career with scripts, series three, covering most his radio broadcasts and television series. Series three has a strong component of speeches given during his prolific career as a public speaker as well as several published and unpublished essays. There are scrapbooks containing copies of published and unpublished poetry dating back to 1905. Phelps course notes, series four, provide an interesting glimpse into what it would been like to take one of his English courses.

Series five consists of literary material sent to Phelps for opinion. The final series, consists of photocopies of newspaper articles about Phelps . Some biographical information about Ann Phelps Hamilton and her husband John David Hamilton.

The photo collection, PC 143 is not very elaborate but does include shots of Phelps during various stages of his academic career and some CBC publicity photos. The tape collection TC 91, while in need of restoration is an excellent cross section of Phelps radio and television shows.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 6 series.

  • 1. CORRESPONDENCE 1883-1969
  • 2. BROADCAST CAREER 1934-1969
  • 3. LITERARY CAREER 1905-1969
  • 4. ACADEMIC CAREER 1913-1967
  • 5. OTHER AUTHORS’ WORKS 1921-1963
  • 6. OVERSIZED MATERIALS 1920-1967

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions governing the fonds; however some material deemed sensitive has been marked confidential.

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Custodial History

The Arthur Phelps fonds were purchased from Phelps’ granddaughters Meg and Kate Hamilton in 1997. Hugh Anson Cartwright, who brokered the Phelps Collection for the Hamilton sisters, donated two E.J. Pratt typescripts, A. 97-75 that had been given to Phelps by his friend Pratt. The Collection A. 97-45 arrived in 33 boxes (28.6 metres) and was in very poor condition from being stored under Phelps' home at Chaffey Locks, Ontario for twenty-five years. The boxes contained some water damage and mouse droppings. In the spring of 1998 Jeffrey Long produced a preliminary inventory of the Collection placing the material in acid free folders and attempting to cleanse some of the dirt and feces from the documents.

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Other Finding Aids

Photograph Collection (PC 142)

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1. CORRESPONDENCE 1883-1969
Biographical Information and Correspondence, 1883-1921
Biographical information
BoxFolder
11 Clippings and biographical information on Phelps’ grandparents and father, 1883-1907
2 Letters to Phelps’ father from his family, 1900-1920
3 Letters to Phelps’ mother, Bessie, [ca.1900]
4 Testimonials, etc., re: Lila Nicholls (Mrs. Phelps) from employers, 1900-1913
5 Letter from Robert Service to the National Arts Club editor in New York, 1910
6 Correspondence, 1913-1923

(includes 4 letters from B.L. Sandwell)

7 Correspondence, mostly pertaining to publishing, 1913-1923
8 Letter booklet correspondence with wife, Lila, 1913
9 Letter to Phelps from John Masefield
10 Correspondence from William Butler Yeats, 1914
11 Correspondence with and from wife, Lila, 1914-1915
12 Family correspondence, 1915-1933
13 Correspondence, 1917-1928

(includes letter from McClelland & Stewart re: Grove)

14 E.J. Pratt correspondence and some annotated poems, 1918-1952
15 Correspondence, etc., with W.H. Greaves, 1919-1928
16 Personal correspondence contents of a black booklet, 1920-1922
17 Bessie Phelps’ letter from a friend, 1921
18 Letter about Phelps from Carl Sandburg, 1921
19 Correspondence with Wesley College and Cornell re: employment, 1921-1923
20 Land transfer documents re: Bobcaygeon, 1919-1950
Correspondence, 1922-1929
BoxFolder
21 Correspondence with Bill Deacon, 1922-1962
2 Poetry/correspondence with Watson Kirkconnell, 1922-1969
3 Correspondence with parents, 1922-1923
4 Correspondence with William Lyon Phelps re: employment at Yale, 1922
5 Correspondence, 1922

(includes letters from Skuli Johnson)

6 Correspondence re: Grove, 1923-1925
7 Phelps correspondence with his wife, 1923-1924
8 Correspondence to Phelps and Mrs. Phelps for his mother, Bessie, 1923
9 Correspondence, 1924-1927
10 Mrs. Phelps’ letter re: daughter, 1924
11 Correspondence, etc., with Lorne Pierce re: F.P. Grove, 1925-1928
12 Letters from Phelps’ father, 1925-1930
13 Correspondence, 1925
14 Correspondence re: F.P. Grove, 1925-1969
15 Correspondence mainly re: P.E.N. Club, 1926-1927
16 Correspondence mainly with publishers re: college texts, 1926
17 Correspondence, 1926-1932

(mainly academic)

18 Correspondence with Ontario universities re: employment, 1926-1927
19 English Conference with correspondence (includes F.P. Grove), 1927
20 Correspondence re: insurance and rental of Winnipeg residence, 1927-1928
21 Correspondence, 1928-30
22 Canadian Authors’ Association Annual Meeting, 1929
Correspondence, 1930-1936
BoxFolder
31 Letter from Jack Pickersgill, [ca.1930]
2 Letter and account book, 1930-1931
3 Correspondence from England, from Mrs. Phelps and Phelps’ father, 1930-1932
4 Phelps’ memorandum book, 1932
5 Mrs. Phelps’ correspondence, 1932
6 Correspondence from wife, Lila, 1932-1945
7 Correspondence, 1932

(mostly re: sister Gwladys Phelps’ dismissal from job)

8 Correspondence re: radio show, 1932-1934
9 Ann Phelps’ letter to her father, 1933
10 Correspondence re: summer cottage, 1933
11 Correspondence re: Bobcaygeon, Ont., property, 1934-1946
12 Correspondence from Phelps’ father, 1934
13 Correspondence from Phelps’ father, 1935
14 Correspondence and policy, Mutual Life Assurance Co., 1935-1936
15 Correspondence with daughter, Ann, [ca.1935]
16 Correspondence, sister and father, [ca. 1936]
17 Correspondence from England, 1936
18 Correspondence re: publishing articles, 1936-1938
19 Correspondence, E.K. Brown, resignation from University of Manitoba, [ca. 1936]
20 Letter to A.J.P. Woodhouse re: job at Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1935
Correspondence , 1937-1940
BoxFolder
41 Correspondence with BBC, 1937-1948

(includes letter from Guy Burgess)

2 CBC correspondence, fan mail, 1937-1938
3 Correspondence re: CBC shows, Poet and Minstrel’s Gallery, 1937-1938
4 CBC correspondence, 1938-1939
5 Correspondence for Phelps’ father, 1938
6 CBC correspondence, 1938-1941
7 Correspondence to Phelps re: Grove, 1938
8 Phelps’ correspondence with sister, Gwladys, re: father’s death, 1938
9 Correspondence re: father’s death, 1938
10 Hubert Greaves’ letter re: death of wife, 1938
11 Correspondence (mainly fan mail), 1938
12 Notes/correspondence re: Teachers’ Convention, 1938
13 Correspondence re: CBC’s “Canadian Types,” 1939
14 Letter from Alberta Premier William Aberhart, 1939
15 Correspondence (mainly CBC), 1939
16 CBC correspondence (numbered letters), 1940
17 CBC, father’s correspondence, 1940
18 Undated letter and poetry from Florence Johnston, [ca. 1940]
19 CBC’s “This Canada,” outline, etc., [ca. 1940]
20 Correspondence with CBS and NBC re: Phelps’ trip to U.S., 1940
21 Letter from sister, Gwladys, [ca. 1940]
Correspondence , 1941-1943
BoxFolder
51 Letters re: Ann Phelps in art school, 1941
2 Correspondence from wife, 1941
3 Correspondence re: book contract, etc., 1941
4 Correspondence re: “This Canada,” including letters from E.K. Brown, 1941
5 Correspondence, 1941
6 Correspondence, United College, 1942
7 Correspondence from Sinclair Ross, 1941
8 Correspondence with Thomas Saunders, 1942-1943
9 CBC correspondence, 1942
10 CBC correspondence re: “The Canadian Pattern,” 1943
11 CBC letters on broadcasts, “Between the Battles,” and “Canadian Pattern,” 1943
12 Correspondence, 1943
Correspondence , 1944
BoxFolder
61 Correspondence from daughter and son-in-law, 1944-1945
2 CBC International Service correspondence, 1944-1948
3 Pocket Book of Canada correspondence and notes, 1944
4 Correspondence with BBC, 1944-1945
5 Correspondence, January-June 1944
6 Correspondence, July-December 1944
7 Phelps’ letter to his wife re: death of their dog, 1944
8 Letter from Dorothy Livesay criticizing Phelps’ CBC programmes, 1944
9 Letter from Merrill Dennison Re. Ann living in New York, 1944
10 Correspondence re: life insurance, 1944
Correspondence , 1945-1951
BoxFolder
71 Correspondence, 1945
2 CBC appointment letters, outgoing and incoming, 1945
3 Correspondence with Harry Boyle, 1947
4 Correspondence, mainly re: CBC, 1946-1947
5 Correspondence, Queen’s and McGill Universities, 1947
6 Correspondence from Lester Pearson, 1947
7 Correspondence, 1948
7A Correspondence to CBC re: resignation, 1948
8 Undated correspondence, Ann to husband, John Hamilton, [ca.1948]
9 BBC Correspondence, 1949-1951
10 Correspondence, CBC and Christmas greetings, 1949
11 Correspondence, January-June 1950
12 Correspondence, July-December 1950
13 Correspondence re: publishing radio programmes, 1950, and draft of essay, Talk at the Microphone
14 Correspondence between Phelps and Lester Pearson, 1950
15 CBC letters re: broadcast talks, 1950-1954
16 Correspondence re: Whitby, ON, property, 1951-1967
17 Correspondence from daughter and son-in-law, 1951-1953
18 Correspondence re: BBC broadcasts, 1951
Correspondence , 1951-1953
BoxFolder
81 Canadian Writers Series, CBC, 1951
2 McClelland & Stewart correspondence, 1951-1952
3 Correspondence, January-June 1951
4 Correspondence, July-December 1951
5 Phelps’ letters with McGill administration, 1951
6 McGill dispute with administration, 1952
7 Correspondence, 1952
8 CBC correspondence, 1953
9 Correspondence, 1953

(includes letters from Lester Pearson and Earle Birney)

10 Correspondence, letter from Jack Ludwig, 1953
Correspondence , 1954-1958
BoxFolder
91 UBC appointment correspondence, etc., 1954
2 Assorted correspondence, including letter from Lester Pearson, 1954
3 Letters from Lester Pearson, 1955-1957
4 Correspondence, son-in-law John Hamilton, 1955-1956
5 Correspondence, primarily CBC, 1955
6 Correspondence, 1956
7 Correspondence, etc., Canada Club, 1957-1959
8 Correspondence re: “Trans Canada Matinee,” 1957
9 CBC correspondence, 1957-1958
10 Correspondence, 1957
11 Correspondence, 1958
12 Open letter to the Honorable Sidney Smith, [ca. 1958]
13 Correspondence, “Neighbourly News,” 1958
Correspondence, 1959-1960
BoxFolder
101 Correspondence with Lester Pearson and Robertson Davies, 1959
2 Correspondence, address to Canadian Club, 1959
3 Phelps letter to editor of New York Times, 1959
4 Letter to editor of Ottawa Citizen re: Soviet Union, 1959
5 Canadian Club business: correspondence, itinerary for lectures, 1959-1960
6 Correspondence with lawyer re: Whitby residence sale, 1959
7 Correspondence re: Chaffeys Lock Station, 1959
8 Viewer comments on “Neighbourly News,” 1959
9 Correspondence, January-June 1959
10 Correspondence, July-December 1959
11 “It’s Debatable” editorials, with correspondence and newsclippings, 1960-1961
12 Correspondence with publishers, 1960-1961
13 Correspondence, etc., re: Mrs. Phelps’ health, 1960
14 Correspondence of daughter, Ann, and son-in-law, John, 1960
15 Correspondence, January-June 1960
Correspondence , 1960-1961
BoxFolder
111 Correspondence, July-December 1960
2 Copies of outgoing correspondence, 1961-1962
3 Outgoing correspondence, 1961

(many pertain to Mrs. Phelps’ health)

4 “Canadian Question Bee” correspondence, 1961-1964
5 Outgoing correspondence to daughter, Ann, 1961
6 “Canadian Club” correspondence, 1961-1967
7 “Canadian Question Bee,” CKWS-TV, 1961
8 Correspondence and draft re: history of Canada
9 Correspondence re: Canadian Club speaking tours, 1961-1966
Correspondence , 1961-1962
BoxFolder
121 Correspondence, January-April 1961
2 Correspondence, May-August 1961
3 Correspondence, September-December 1961
4 “Students Themselves”: correspondence, status sheets, agenda, 1962-1963
5 “Students Themselves”: status sheets, newspaper clippings, questions, correspondence, 1962-1963
Correspondence , 1962
BoxFolder
131 Correspondence re: “Question Bee,” 1962
2 Correspondence re: “Trans Canada Matinee,” 1962
3 Letters from and lecture by Margaret Mead, 1962
4 Copies of outgoing correspondence, 1962-1963
5 “It’s Debatable”: notes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, etc., 1962
6 Correspondence, January-April 1962
7 Correspondence, May-August 1962
8 Correspondence, September-December 1962
9 Correspondence re: “Encyclopedia Americana,” 1962-1964
Correspondence , 1963-1964
BoxFolder
141 Nuclear arms correspondence, 1963

(includes letters from Scott Young, John Diefenbacker, Lester Pearson and Stanley Knowles)

2 Outgoing correspondence, 1963-1964
3 Correspondence, January-April 1963

includes letter from Diefenbaker

4 Correspondence, May-August 1963
5 Correspondence, September-December 1963
6 “Over 90's” portion, February 1964-July 18,1965
Correspondence , 1964
BoxFolder
151 Correspondence re: begging a Peugeot, 1964
2 “Aspirin Letters,” 1964
3 “Radio Projects”: correspondence, etc., 1964
4 Copies of outgoing correspondence, 1964-1966
5 Correspondence, January-February 1964
6 Correspondence, March-April 1964
7 Correspondence, May-June 1964
8 Correspondence, July-August 1964
9 Correspondence, September-October 1964
10 Correspondence, November-December 1964

(includes letters from Patrick Watson)

Correspondence , 1965
BoxFolder
161 Correspondence re: “Voice of Women,” 1965
2 Correspondence from sister, Gwladys, [ca.1965-1966]
3 Correspondence, January 1965
4 Correspondence, February 1965
5 Correspondence, March-April 1965
6 Correspondence, May-June 1965
7 Correspondence, July-August 1965
8 Correspondence, September-October 1965
9 Correspondence, November-December 1965
Correspondence , 1965-1966
BoxFolder
171 Copies of outgoing correspondence, 1965-1966
2 Kingston “Centennial Committee”: correspondence and minutes, 1965-1967
3 Kingston “Centennial Committee”: correspondence and minutes, 1966-1967
4 Queen’s University Faculty Club correspondence, receipts, 1966-1967
5 Copies of Phelps’ outgoing correspondence, 1966-1968
Correspondence , 1966-1969
BoxFolder
181 Correspondence, January-March 1966
2 Correspondence, April-June 1966
3 Correspondence, July-September 1966
4 Correspondence, October-December 1966
5 Correspondence from Lester Pearson, 1966
6 CTV-CJOH Ottawa “Crossfire Series”: correspondence and notes, 1967-1968
7 Correspondence re: United College honour roll, 1967
8 Correspondence, January-March 1967
9 Correspondence, April-June 1967
10 Correspondence, July-September 1967
11 Correspondence, October-December 1967
12 Correspondence from Lester Pearson, 1967-1968
13 Outgoing correspondence and personal musings, 1967
14 CTV correspondence and notes re: “Crossfire,” 1967-1968
15 Correspondence, 1968
16 Correspondence and copies of reviews on Grove books by Spettigue and Sutherland, 1969
17 Outgoing correspondence, 1969
18 Correspondence, 1969
19 Letter from Arthur Lower, 1969

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2. BROADCAST CAREER 1934-1969
Broadcast Scripts , 1934-1938
BoxFolder
191 “Shakespeare In Our Day,” CKY, 1934
2 Booklet for draft talks, BBC Radio, 1936-1937
3 C.K. Chesterton’s autobiography, CJRC, 1937
4 “Poetry and Privacy,” CBC, 1937
5 “Literary Excursions,” CBC, 1937
6 “Poet’s Gallery,” 1937-1938
7 CBC radio scripts drafts, 1937-1938
8 CBC broadcast scripts, 1937-1938
9 “Minstrel’s Gallery,” 1938
10 “Poet’s Gallery,” 1938
11 “Poetry and the Public” and “Modern Poetry vs. Theology,” 1938
12 “Americanisms,” CJRC, 1938
13 “Some Aspects of Americanism,” CJRC, 1938
14 The National Forum, “Is There a Canadian Type?”, CBC, 1938
15 Phelps’ series ideas for CBC and BBC, 1938
16 “Sixty-five Years Back : a Retrospective and a Comparison,” written by Rev. Leonard Phelps, 1938
17 “Shakespeare and the Poetic Drama,” CBC, 1938
Broadcasts and Scripts, 1939-1940
BoxFolder
201 “Drama and Canada,” scripts and notes, CBC, 1939
2 “How Should Poetry Be Read?,” CBC essay, 1939
3 “Beauty and Poetry,” CBC, 1939
4 CBC scripts and notes, 1939-1946
5 “Literature and the Public,” CBC, 1939
6 “Milton for Moderns,” CBC, 1939
7 “Death of a Poet : Willam Butler Yeats,” CBC, 1939
8 “Drama in Canada,” CBC, 1939
9 “These United States,” CBC and Mutual, scripts and correspondence, 1940-1941
10 Radio broadcasts, CKY and CBC, 1940-1941
11 “Our Canadian Heritage,” booklet by Phelps et al., CBC, 1940
12 “University Series,” CKY, 1940
13 “Appraising Canadian Art,” CKY, 1940
14 Radio script, CJRC, 1940
Broadcast Scripts , 1940-1943
BoxFolder
211 CBC programmes, schedules, 1940
2 “Hardy Centenary,” CBC, 1940
3 Phelps’ ideas for series and praise for “This Canada” series, CBC, 1940
4 “Poetry and War,” and “Poetry and Freedom,” CBC, 1941
5 “All Our Yesterdays,” scripts 1-5, CBC, 1941
6 University on the Air, “Disease and Diagnosis in Literature,” CJRC, 1941
7 “Searchlight on Canada,” CJRC, 1941-1942
8 “Art and Us,” draft scripts, [ca. 1941]
9 University on the Air, “Challenge to Poets,” CJRC, 1942
10 College to Community, CJRC, 1942-1943
11 “Canadian Pattern,” scripts 1-6, CBC, 1943
12 “Canadian Pattern,” scripts 7-12, CBC, 1943
Broadcast Scripts, 1943
BoxFolder
221 “Canadian Pattern,” notes and scripts 14-20, CBC, 1943
2 “Canadian Pattern,” notes and scripts 21-27, CBC, 1943
3 “Canada Now” and “Behind the Battles,” CBC, 1943
4 “Cities Series : New York,” CKY, 1943
5 “Canadian Calendar,” CBC, 1943
6 “Science, Ruin or Rescue,” CJRC, 1943
Broadcast Scripts , 1944-1946
BoxFolder
231 Background for Canada’s Conscription Issue Flare-up, BBC, 1944
2 “Homo the Sap,” review by Phelps, 1944
3 “Canadian Pattern” script notes, CBC, 1944
4 “Canadian Pattern,” CBC, 1944
5 International Service News releases, CBC, 1945-1950
6 “Canada Now and Tomorrow,” CBC, 1945
7 Interview with Phelps, CBC, 1945
8 Proposed show topics, CBC, [ca. 1945]
9 CBC schedules, article by Phelps, 1946-1947
10 “Radio and National Consciousness,” CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1946
Broadcast Scripts, 1946-1948
BoxFolder
241 “Letter to Scotland,” 1946-1948
2 Christmas greeting, CBC, 1947
3 “Good Listening,” CBC, 1947
4 “Scottish Newsletter,” BBC, 1947
5 Commentary, CBKS, 1948
6 “Canadian People,” CBC, 1948
7 “Commonwealth Empire,” script and notes, BBC, 1948
8 “Canada to Caribbean,” 1948
9 “From Where I Sit” and “Talks to the Caribbean,” CBC, 1948
10 “Books and Things,” CBC, 1948
Broadcast Scripts , 1948-1950
BoxFolder
251 “Shakespeare the Poet,” CBC, 1948
2 “Letter to Scotland,” draft scripts, 1949
3 “Christmas This Year,” CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1949
4 “Two Books,” CBC, 1949
5 After-News Comments, CBC, 1949
6 “Is World Government Possible in the Near Future?” CBC address, 1949
7 Radio talk, CBM, McGill University broadcast 1949
8 “This is Canada,” notes and scripts, CBC, 1949
9 “The Two Islands,” CBC, 1950
10 “The Two Islands,” CBC, 1949-1950
11 Phelps interviewed by John Fisher over CBC, [ca. 1950]
Broadcast Scripts , 1950-1951
BoxFolder
261 Various ideas for shows, [ ca. 1950]
2 Various testimonials re: Phelps broadcasts, [1950s]
3 “Whitman,” BBC, [ca. 1950]
4 “Christmas Salvage,” CBC, 1950
5 “Letters to Scotland,” BBC, 1950
6 “Literature and Society,” essay, 1950
7 “Why I Like the Old-Fashioned Watch,” [ca. 1950]
8 “Christmas 1950,” CBC
9 “New Year’s Resolutions,” CBC, 1951
10 English 100, Canadian writers, notes/biographies, 1951
11 English 100, Canadian writers, notes/biographies, 1951
12 “Autumn programme,” CBC, 1951
13 “Letter to Scotland,” BBC, 1951
Broadcast Scripts, 1951-1954
BoxFolder
271 “The Season’s Greetings from Canada,” CBC, 1951
2 “Labour Day - Canada,” CBC, 1951
3 “Letter to Scotland,” CBC/BBC, 1952
4 Couchiching Conference, CBC, 1953
5 “Ways of Life in Canada,” BBC, 1953
6 “Critically Speaking,” CBC, 1953
7 Trans-Canada Matinee, CBC, 1953-1954
8 “Horse and Buggy Days,” CBC, 1953
9 Ontario School Broadcasts, 1954
10 “Books Alive” and “Alice in Wonderland,” 1954
Broadcast Scripts, 1954-1958
BoxFolder
281 CBC Matinee script on Canadian literature, 1954
2 Notes for series from Vancouver, 1954
3 “The English Teacher in University and School,” CBC, [ca. 1955]
4 “Matinee Talks,” CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1955
5 “Challenge to Women,” CBC, 1955
6 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1955
7 CBC Radio Talks, 1955-1957
8 Notes for CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1956-1959
9 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1956
10 CBC Matinee, 1957-1959
11 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1957
12 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1957
13 “Regarding Ned Pratt,” CBC, 1958
Broadcast Scripts, 1958-1959
BoxFolder
291 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1958
2 “Neighbourly News,” 1958
3 “Neighbourly News,” 1958-1959
4 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1959

(Phelps reading his poetry)

5 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1959
6 “Small Town Christmas,” CBC, 1959
7 “Neighbourly News” and “Salute to Cayuga,” CBC, 1959
Broadcast Scripts, 1959-1960
BoxFolder
301 “Neighbourly News,” 1959
2 “Neighbourly News,” 1959
3 “Neighbourly News,” 1960
4 “It’s Debatable” planning notes and techniques, 1960
5 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1960-1963
Broadcast Scripts, 1960
BoxFolder
311 “Neighbourly News,” CBC, 1960
2 “Neighbourly News,” CBC, 1960
3 “Neighbourly News” and “Over 90's,” CBC, 1960
4 “Neighbourly News” draft scripts and correspondence, 1960-1961
5 “Neighbourly News,” CBC, 1960
6 “Canadian Question Bee” newsclippings, correspondence, notes and questions, 1960-1961
7 “Canadian Question Bee,” 1960-1961
8 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1960-1961
Broadcast Scripts , 1960-1961
BoxFolder
321 Miscellaneous notes re: television shows, [ca. 1960]
2 “Critically Speaking” review of J.B. Priestley’s Literature and Western Man , CBC, 1960
3 “Critically Speaking,” CBC, 1960
4 “Country Fall Fairs,” script and notes, CBC, 1960
5 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1960
6 CKWS planning to televise Learneds, 1960
7 “Neighbourly News,” CBC, 1961
8 “Neighbourly News,” CBC, 1961
9 “It’s Debatable,” CBC, 1960-1965
Broadcast Scripts, 1961-1962
BoxFolder
331 “It’s Debatable” notes, 1961,

pt. 1

2 “It’s Debatable” notes, 1961-1967
3 “It’s Debatable” notes, 1962,

pt. 1

4 “It’s Debatable” notes, 1961,

pt. 2

5 “It’s Debatable” notes, 1962,

pt. 2

Broadcast Scripts , 1961-1962
BoxFolder
341 “Canadian Question Bee,” 1961
2 CKWS-TV submission to Board of Governors, 1961
3 Broadcasting and suggested programmes like “Books Alive,” 1961
4 Miscellaneous notes on education in chemistry and biology in Canada, CBC Radio, 1961
5 Re: “Neighbourly News,” 1961-1962
6 “Neighbourly News,” CBC, 1961
7 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1961-1965
8 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1962
9 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, “This Cigarette Business,” 1962
10 News readers test, 1962
11 Federal election scripts, 1962
Broadcast Scripts , 1962
BoxFolder
351 “Canadian Question Bee,” 1962
2 “Neighbourly News,” 1962
3 “Neighbourly News,” 1962
Broadcast Scripts, 1963
BoxFolder
361 “Neighbourly News,” 1963
2 “Neighbourly News,” 1963
3 “Students Themselves,” 1963-1965
4 “Students Themselves” and “Canadian Question Bee,” 1963-1965
5 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1963
6 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee and “Neighbourly News,” notes, etc., 1963
7 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee: “Sir John A.,” 1963
8 “It’s Debatable,” notes and brochure, 1963
9 “It’s Debatable,” notes, 1963
Broadcast Scripts, 1964
BoxFolder
371 “Charming Inconsequence - Observer Talk!” 1964
2 Miscellaneous script notes, [ca. 1964-1965]
3 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1964-1967
4 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, scripts and letters, 1964-1965
5 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1964-1965
6 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, 1964-1965
Broadcast Scripts, 1964
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381 “It’s Debatable,” 1964,

pt. 1

2 “It’s Debatable,” 1964,

pt. 2

3 “Neighbourly News,” 1964-1965
4 “Neighbourly News,” 1964
Broadcast Scripts, 1965
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391 “It’s Debatable,” notes, 1965
2 “Neighbourly News,” 1965
3 “Neighbourly News,” 1965
4 CBC-TV Summer Series notes, Wednesday Talks, 1965
5 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee: “Christmas Down on the Farm,” 1965
6 “Sap’s Runnin’,” C.B.C. 1965
7 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee: “Why I Like Farm Products,” 1965
Broadcast Scripts , 1965-1966
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401 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee: “Dilution at Stratford,” [ca. 1965]
2 “The Fowler Report,” 1965
3 Broadcast re: “The Fowler Report,” 1965
4 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee: “Quebec,” 1965
5 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee: “The Uncle Sam Letter,” 1965
6 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee, notes and scripts, 1965
7 “Students Themselves,” charts, CKWS, 1965
8 “Students Themselves,” status sheets, newsclippings, 1966
9 “Students Themselves,” status sheets, newsclippings, 1966
10 “A Valentine for `66,” 1966
11 “I Suppose This is a Christmas Piece,” 1966
Broadcast Scripts , 1966-1967
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411 “Neighbourly News,” 1966
2 “Neighbourly News,” 1966-1967
3 “Neighbourly News,” 1967
4 “Neighbourly News,” topics, 1967
5 “Students Themselves,” 1967
Broadcast Scripts, 1967-1969
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421 “It’s Debatable,” notes, 1967
2 “It’s Debatable,” notes and correspondence, 1967-1968
3 “It’s Debatable” and “Students Themselves,” newsclippings, 1968-1969
4 “Students Themselves,” newsclippings and status sheets, 1968
5 “Reach for the Top,” CBC, 1968
6 “It’s Debatable,” moon landing, 1969
Broadcast Scripts, 1938-1963
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431 “The Poet’s Gallery,” 1938
2 “The Minstrel’s Gallery,” CBC, 1938
3 “Canadian Pattern,” “Behind the Battles” and “Commentaries,” CBC, 1943-1954
4 “Letters to Scotland,” 1946-1948
5 “Radio and Culture,” address before Royal Canadian Institute of Science, 1946
6 “Radio as a Phenomenon of Our Time,” address, [ca. 1947]
7 National Film Board script, “University Education,” 1951
8 “The Attack on Civil Liberties,” Couchiching Conference, 1953
9 “Neighbourly News” salutes to various towns, 1953-1958
10 Ontario school broadcasts, 1954
11 “Neighbourly News,” 1955
12 CBC Trans-Canada Matinee and “Neighbourly News,” 1958-1964
13 Copies of CBC Trans-Canada Matinee scripts, 1960-1963

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3. LITERARY CAREER 1905-1969
Poetry, 1905-1913
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441 Scrapbook, writings and poems, 1905-1921
2 Published articles and poetry scrapbook, 1907-1913
3 Published poems, 1907-1918
4 Poetry, 1913-1914
Poetry , 1913-1916
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451 Scrapbook of poetry, 1913-1917
2 Assorted notes and poetry, 1913-1914
3 Assorted poetry, 1913-1922
4 Poetry, mostly published, 1914-1934
5 Scrapbook of assorted poetry, 1914-1915
6 Poems, 1915-1918
7 Poetry, 1915-1923
8 Essay: The Conception of Jesus Christ in the Gospels, [ca. 1915]
9 Scrapbook of poetry, 1916-1919
Poetry and Essays, 1916-1919
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461 Essay: The Service of Poetry, 1916
2 Assorted Poetry, 1916-1919
3 Canadian Poetry and Citizenship Address: to Training School for Christian Workers, [ca. 1917]
4 The Rebel - Phelps poem, includes “Canadian Winds”, 1917
5 “The Poetry of Today”, published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, 1917
6 Essay, “Rupert Brooke, Poet”, [ca. 1918]
7 Essay, “In Berouga Berouga”, 1919
8 The Challenge of Our Ideals, The Christian Guardian , 1919
9 Notebook, Poetry, Pamphlets, 1919-1921
Poetry and Reviews , 1919-1922
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471 Essay: Modern Poetry, 1919
2 Notebook: Poems Here and There, 1920-1965
3 Poetry, 1920-1935
4 Scrapbook listing Phelps’ published poems, 1920
5 Scrapbook on Methodist Church National Campaign, 1920
6 “The Worst Cure,” Canadian Bookman , 1920
7 Review of “Moonlight and Common Day,” by Louise Morey Bowman, 1921
8 Poems published by the English Club of Cornell, 1921
9 Address to Wesley Graduating Class, 1922
10 Address to Women’s University Club, 1922
11 Poetry, [ca. 1922-1925]
12 Essay: “The Intrusion of Standards,” 1922
13 Address on poetry to Canadian Book Week, 1922
14 Essay: “Contemporary Poetry,” [ca. 1922]
Poetry and Essays, 1922-1930
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481 A Bobcaygeon chapbook, 1922
2 Poetry by Phelps, [ca. 1923]
3 Phelps’ contract and correspondence to produce a manuscript on Robert Service, 1923-1927
4 Scrapbook, reviews and clippings, 1923-1925
5 Address: “Modern Poetry as Theology,” to Victoria College, 1923
6 Drafts of poems, 1923
7 Review of W.B. Yeats’ Reveries Over Childhood , [ca. 1922]
8 “An Approach to Contemporary Poetry,” from the Canadian Journal of Religious Thought , [ca. 1925]
9 “Sacraments of the Bishops,” [ca. 1925]
10 “The Message of Literature,” address to the graduating class, 1925
11 The Bill , vol.1, no.2 (November 1928) and vol.4, no.4 (March 1932), include articles by Phelps (two copies of each issue)
12 Unpublished essays, 1928-1948
13 Address: “Literature as Life,” to Keewatin Canadian Club, 1928
14 Untitled address to Social Credit Movement at Jasper, 1929
15 Correspondence with Lorne Pierce, draft of Hamlet thesis, 1929
16 Address: “The State of Poetry,” to Canadian Club of Calgary, 1929
17 Miscellaneous poetry, 1930-1950
Poetry, Essays and Play Scripts , 1930-1937
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491 Essay: “Winnipeg Peace Conference,” 1930
2 Play: “A Woman’s Heart,” Canadian Magazine , [ca. 1930]
3 Essay: “The Abominable Canadian,” Leonard Hungerford, [ca. 1930]
4 Reviews: Othello, Lear and the Exhibition of the Manitoba Artists’ Society, [ca. 1930]
5 Essay: “Building a Fireplace,” [ca. 1930]
6 Address: “Shaw and d’Albie,” Phelps introduces Julius d’Albie’s reading from Shaw’s The Apple Cart , [ca. 1930]
7 “Canada and Poetry,” [ca. 1930]
8 Address to a graduating class, [ca. 1930]
9 Assorted poetry, [ca. 1930's]
10 Address: “The Trouble with Canadians,” [ca. 1930]
11 Address: “Tendencies in Canadian Poetry,” [ca. 1930]
12 “Little English Alice,” poem by Leonard Hungerford, [ca. 1930]
13 Small diaries: address, account and bird-watching books, 1931
14 “An Address to a Graduating Class,” 1931 and 1935

(multiple copies)

15 “Harvest Home,” 1932
16 Kipling and Hardy address, [ca. 1932]
17 Essay: “The English Footpath,” [ca. 1935]
18 Speech: “England,” 1935
19 Address: “Canada and England,” 1935
20 Notebook of writings, 1935-1936
21 Short story: “Hit and Run Home,” 1935
22 “Bodies in Spain,” submitted to Saturday Night , Christmas 1936
23 Play: “Where Youth and Laughter Go,” [ca. 1937]
24 Play: “Pot-pourri,” [ca. 1937]
25 Essay: “The Poets,” (Walt Whitman and others), 1937
Poetry, Essays and Short Stories, 1937-1940
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501 Short story: “Summer Cottage,” by Leonard Hungerford, published in Saturday Night , 1937
2 Phelps’ journal, England, 1937
3 Play: “1960, a Funny Fantasy,” 1937
4 Play: “Forced Landings,” written with H. McIntosh, 1938
5 Two issues of Canadian Literature Today containing “Drama,” 1938
6 Three copies of “Canadian Drama,” reprinted from University of Toronto Quarterly , vol. 9, no. 1, October 1939
7 Notes, 1939
8 “Some Notions About Poetry” and “Why Burn the Books,” notes, 1939
9 “These United States,” article and correspondence, CBC programme schedule, 1940
10 Poetry, 1940
11 Notes for “Forum,” 1940
12 CBC pamphlets for “This Canada,” 1940
13 Poetry to Phelps from students, [ca. 1940]
14 “Canadians and Their Books,” [ca. 1940]
15 Play: “This Prairie,” [ca. 1940]
16 CBC pamphlet for “The Canadian Heritage,” 1940
17 CBC pamphlets (2) for “These United States,” 1940
18 Essay: (incipit) “Diplomacy is the regulation...,” [ca. 1940]
19 Debate: “Value of Literature,” English Club, [ca. 1940]
20 Notes for address: “Literature and Society,” [ca. 1940]
21 “On the Edge of Mystery” and “The Epistle Dedicatory,” from The Arbor , [ca. 1940]
22 Essay: “How Stresses and Strains Arose from the Industrial Revolution,” [ca. 1941]
23 Essay: “The Church, the Law and the Universities,” [ca. 1940]
Essays and Speeches , 1942-1950
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511 Address: “Three Issues for Moderns,” 1942
2 Article on Canadian-American Student Conference sent to Saturday Night , 1942
3 Address: “Ideas in Poetry,” to Poetry Society, 1943
4 Canadian Review of Music and Art , vol.3, no. 9-10, 1944, containing, “Action for the Arts,” plus three reprinted copies of the article
5 Assorted poetry, 1944
6 Essay: “The Great Tradition of North American Literature,” 1944
7 Arts brief before Turgeon Committee, 1944
8 Junior League address, 1945
9 Draft essay: “In Search of the Canadians,” [ca. 1945]
10 Essay: “Community and Culture,” [ca. 1945]
11 Comments on Phelps’ radio shows, [ca. 1946]
12 Address to librarians, Ottawa, 1946
13 Address to Federation of Artists, 1946
14 Address to Public Service Radio Institute, University of Wisconsin, 1946
15 Address: “Whose Community,” ? Adult Education Conference, 1946
16 CBC Radio Staff Magazine , vol.3, no. 12, December 1947, containing article by Phelps
17 “Good Listening,” a talk by Arthur Phelps, CBC, 1947
18 Three copies of “Community and Culture : the Founder’s Day Address at the University of New Brunswick,” 1947, one appearing in “The Brunswickian,” vol. 66, no. 16, Feb. 22, 1947
19 “Whose Community?,” Baie D’auf town meeting, 1947
20 Address: “The Arts and Our Society,” to Canadian Arts Council, 1948
21 Essay: “Dear Henry,” 1948
22 Draft speeches to Historical Society, debaters, 1948
23 Canadian Forum , vol. 30, no. 359, December 1950, containing “Christmas 1949"
24 Address: National Home Economics Convention, 1950
25 Essay: “Englishman,” [ca. 1950]
26 “Canada’s Cultural Crisis,” [ca. 1950]
27 Inaugural lecture at McGill, 1950
28 Address: “Canadian Literature in the High School,” 1950
29 Essay: “Literature and Society,” [ca. 1950]
30 “The Modern Poet and the Modern Audience,” Royal Society Talk, [ca. 1950]
31 The Educational Record of the Province of Quebec , vol. 66, no. 4, October-December 1950, containing “Christmas This Year”
32 Northern Review of Writing and the Arts in Canada , vol. 3, no. 4, April-May 1950, containing “Canadian Literature and Canadian Society”
33 Essay: “Conformity and the Rebel,” [ca. 1950]
34 Essay: “The State of Canada,” [ca. 1950]
35 “A Comment on the Arts and the Humanities in the Organization for Total War,” [ca. 1950]
36 “The Modern Poet and the Modern Audience,” [ca. 1950]
Speeches, Book, Poems, 1950-1955
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521 Address: “The Social Theme in Canadian Literature,” Toronto, 1950
2 Essay: “English Literature and Us,” [ca. 1950]
3 Address: “Canadian Poetry and the Arts,” to the Women’s Club, Montreal, 1950
4 Background for the novel in Canada, [ca. 1950]
5 Essay: “Canadian Cultural Problems,” [ca. 1950]
6 Essay: “Canadian Cultural Problems,” [ca. 1950]
7 The Educational Record of the Province of Quebec , vol. 66, no. 2, April-June, 1950, containing “Literature and Society”
8 Address: “The Engineer and His English,” 1951
9 Two copies of book: Canadian Writers , McClelland & Stewart, 1951
10 Address: “Imagination and Politics,” Toronto Rotary, 1951
11 The Anglican Outlook , April 1951, containing “Christmas Salvage”
12 Essay: “The Royal Visit,” 1951
13 “Some Observations on the Nature of Canadian Culture,” [ca. 1951]
14 “The Trouble with Canadians,” [ca. 1951]
15 Essay: “Background for Novel in Canada,” [ca. 1951]
16 Speech: “The New Morality,” to the Zonta Club, Montreal, 1951
17 Address: “The Engineer and His English,” to the Engineering Institute of Canada, Montreal, 1951
18 Canadian Citizenship Council Table, Ottawa, 1951
19 Address: “Oh, Brave New World,” CBC, 1951
20 Poems written while at McGill, [ca. 1951]
21 Notes while Chair of Canadian Arts Council, [ca. 1952]
22 “The Making and Use of Opinion,” Friends’ Lecture Series, Toronto, 1952
23 “Why Men Fear Women Voters,” Chatelaine , 1953

(two copies)

24 “A Book I Like” schedule, 1953
25 “Our Women - Are They Human?,” Ottawa Citizen , 1953
26 Address: “Why Do We Teach?,” to Ottawa Public Teachers’ Institute, 1953
27 Essay: “Complaint Against Women,” 1954
28 Ontario Educational Association - 94th Convention booklet, 1954
29 Address: “The Wayfaring Mind,” to the University Women’s Club, Toronto, 1954
30 Address: “Issues for Moderns,” to the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association, Vancouver, 1955
Essays and Speeches, 1955-1969
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531 Address: “Citizenship and Literature,” to Home and School Association, Ville St. Laurent, 1955
2 Essay: “Summer School of Education,” 1955
3 Address to Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations, 1955
4 Play: “76 B.C.,” 1958
5 Address: “Canadian Poetry,” Toronto Library School, 1957
6 Address to Canadian Club, notes, 1957
7 Address: “The Weekly Press,” to Community Weekly Newspaper Association, 1958
8 Draft essay: “Canadian Nationalism,” 1959
9 Canadian Club lectures, 1959
10 Address: “Issues and Isms : Toward a New Humanism,” Queen’s Summer School Association AGM, 1959

(four copies)

11 William Henry Drummond, Habitant Poems, McClelland & Stewart, [ca. 1926], 1959

(intro and selection by Phelps)

12 Essay: “Statement of Faith,” [ca. 1960]
13 Draft essays, 1960-1963
14 Address: “Nationhood, Literature and Us,” to the Canadian Club, [ca. 1960]
15 Simcoe Country Fair, address and correspondence, 1962
16 Address to Mutual Fire Underwriters’ Association of Ontario, 1962
17 “Conscience of Wisdom” comment for possible use on Project ‘62, 1962
18 Address to Quinte’s Isle Tourist Association, 1962
19 Christian Outlook , vol. 19, no. 2, November 1963, containing “On Being a Believer”
20 Address at York Hall, 1964
21 Address: “How to Use a Canadian Flag,” 1964
22 “Globe Collegiate Talk,” 1964
23 “Life & Literature” and “Literature and Society,” drafts and correspondence, 1965-1966
24 Canadian Club assorted notes, 1965
25 Canadian Club itinerary, newsclippings, 1966
26 Talk to Sir. John A. MacDonald Collegiate, Scarborough, ON, 1966
27 Canadian Club talk, 1967
28 “Watson Kirkconnell : Poet, Polymath, and Public Servant,” review of Centennial Tales and Selected Poems (1965) and A Slice of Canada : Memoirs (1967)
29 Essay: “Prayer and Pills,” [ca. 1967]
30 Address: “Challenge From Change,” to Canadian Club, 1967
31 “The Church, the Law and the Universities,” submitted to The United Church Observer , 1968
32 “Up Here in Canada,” letter to the editor of Saturday Review , [ca. 1968]
33 “Some Observations on Television,” submitted to Weekend Magazine , [ca. 1968]
34 Essay: “I Like the CBC,” 1969

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4. ACADEMIC CAREER 1913-1967
Course Notes , 1913-1929
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541 Seminar notes taken while student at University of Toronto, 1913-1914
2 Notebook, with notes, 1915-1917
3 Assorted class notes, 1922
4 Macbeth notes, [ca. 1925]
5 Notes on 18th century literature, [ca. 1925]
6 Notes on Shakespeare, 1925
7 English conference, Saskatoon, 1926
8 Class lists, English I, Wesley College, 1926
9 English Club, Winnipeg, 1927
10 Notebook for teaching, 1928-1934
11 Notebook, university English, [ca.1929]
Course Notes, Exams, 1929-1948
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551 University of Manitoba exams, 1929-1930
2 University of British Columbia, Summer School, English, 1929
3 Phelps’ teaching notes, 1929
4 Notes on Nathaniel Hawthorne, [ca. 1930]
5 Draft notes, second year review, [ca. 1930]
6 University of Manitoba exams, bibliography, 1931-1932
7 “Death of the West,” Wordsworth, 1935
8 United College Dramatic Society program, 1935
9 Notes on 20th century literature, [ca. 1935]
10 Report: Committee of Examiners in English, 1937
11 Lecture notes, 1938-1940
12 United College, teaching/reading poetry, 1939-1940
13 Re: University of Manitoba, 1939
14 Phelps’ report on students, 1939-1940
15 “Romantics - Wordsworth, etc.,” [ca. 1940]
16 List of Canadian authors, [ca. 1940]
17 Vox , vol. 14, no. 4, July 1941, and vol. 18, no. 2, April 1945, containing articles by or about Phelps
18 University of Manitoba exams, 1942
19 Creative writing stories by students, Evening Institute, 1943
20 Notes on American and 20th century literature, 1944
21 Notes on Milton, McGill, 1948-1951
22 Notes on Swift, McGill, 1948
Course Notes, 1948-1954
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561 Course outlines, McGill, 1948-1949
2 Lecture notes, McGill, 1948-1953
3 English notes, 1949
4 Course outline, English 100, 1949-1950
5 Notebook on 19th century poetry, [ca. 1950]
6 McGill English notes, 1950
7 Notes, “Whitman, Eliot, Hardy, Yeats, Kipling,” 1950
8 Address: “Question of Belief,” 1951
9 Literature/English class notes, etc., 1951
10 Course outlines, McGill, 1951
11 Lecture and exam notes, University of Toronto, 1954-1958
Course Notes, 1955-1967
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571 Syllabus, summer school; syllabus, English 341, Victoria, BC, 1955
2 Lecture notes, University of Toronto, 1956-1957
3 Summer school, Queen’s University, 1956
4 English course outline, 1956-1957
5 Medical students’ essays on poetry, University of Toronto, 1957
6 Medical students’ essays on poetry, University of Toronto, 1957
7 Canadian literature notes, University of British Columbia, 1958
8 C.A.U.T. report on Crowe affair, 1958-1959
9 Summer school, Queen’s University, 1959
10 Summer school calendars, Queen’s University, 1959-1960
11 Phelps’ installation as College Fellow at University of Winnipeg, 1967
Notes and Reports, 1940-1960
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581 Notes on English authors of 18th and 19th centuries, [ca. 1940]
2 Canadian poetry notes, 1943
3 Off prints of short stories for Canadian literature course, [ca. 1950]
4 C.A.U.T. report on Crowe case at United College, 1958
5 Learned Societies Report, 1960

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5. OTHER AUTHORS’ WORKS 1921-1963
Grove Correspondence and Manuscripts
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591 Frederick Philip Grove correspondence, 1923-1944
2 Frederick Philip Grove, Weatherhead Fortunes: the story of a small town
3 Frederick Philip Grove, Jane Atkinson , Vol. 1
4 Frederick Philip Grove, Jane Atkinson, Vol. 2
5 Frederick Philip Grove, Jane Atkinson, Vol. 3
6 Frederick Philip Grove, Settlers of the Marsh
7 Frederick Philip Grove, The Descent
Grove Manuscripts
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601 F.P.G., Our Daily Bread: scenes from the life of the prairies , pt. 1
2 F.P.G., Our Daily Bread , pt. 2
3 F.P.G., Our Daily Bread , pt. 3
4 F.P.G., Our Daily Bread , pt. 4
5 F.P.G., Pioneers
6 F.P.G., Abe Spalding: pioneer , pt. 1
7 F.P.G., Abe Spalding: pioneer , pt. 2
8 F.P.G., Lost
Grove Manuscripts
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611 F.P.G., Saturday at the Crossroads
2 F.P.G., Literary Criticism
3 F.P.G., A Neglected Function of the C.A.A.
4 F.P.G., Realism in Literature
5 F.P.G., House of Many Eyes
6 F. P. G., The Canyon: a romance and its sequel Act One. The Goddess
7 F. P. G., The Canyon: a romance and its sequel Act Two. The Woman
8 F. P. G., The Canyon: a romance and its sequel Act Three. The Spirit
9 F.P.G., Adolescence: the story of the lake
10 F.P.G., The Teacher
11 F.P.G., The Marsh-Fire
12 F. P. G., La Grande Passion
13 F.P.G., Summer Showers on the Prairies
Pratt Manuscripts, Kirkconnell and Others, n.d.
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621 E. J. Pratt, Rachel: a sea story of Newfoundland
2 E. J. Pratt Clay
3 Watson Kirkconnell, The Adventures of Tommy (and Titus the Toad) , 1931
4 Watson Kirkconnell, The Tale of Angus Bull , [ca. 1936]
5 Essay: “Radio Drama: an analysis,” by Major Moore, 1941
6 Novella: “Surprise Me Still,” by Major Moore, 1951
7 “Out of the Cornland,” by Ora R. Mohn, Cornell College English Club, 1921
8 “Golden Mud,” by Glenn Coleman, Cornell College English Club, 1921
9 Tom Saunder MSS, Red River of the North and Silver Herrings
10 Poetry by Tom Saunders
11 Radio play: “The Count Frontenac,” by Francis Lennox, 1956
12 Essay: “Tentative Outline of a Proposed Study of Public Service Radio in Canada,” by G. Coke Mussen, 1947
13 Assorted poetry and scripts from students
14 “Incident with a Factual Basis,” by Neufville Shaw, 1943
15 Play: “Where Youth and Laughter Go,” by T.H. Flinder, [ca. 1950]
16 Draft: “History Books,” by David J. Johnston, 1952
17 Essay: “The Creed of Life,” by Robert Sample, [ca. 1955]
18 Biographical information on Thomas H. Raddall sent McClelland & Stewart, 1951
19 Poetry sent to Phelps by L. Rubie Richardson
20 Play: “Shadow of the Tree,” by Joseph Schull, [ca. 1950]
21 “The Patchwork Soul,” David Fuller Ash, [ca. 1950]
22 “What Makes a Town,” David Lavine, [ca. 1950]
23 Poetry by Wallace Havelock Robb, 1959-1963
24 Poetry by Arthur Lower, [ca. 1960]
25 Biographical information and writings by Ann Phelps
26 Ann Phelps re: Lionel Groulx
27 Biographical information re: John David Hamilton
28 Duplicate letter booklet, 1949

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6. OVERSIZED MATERIALS 1920-1967
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631 CKWS-TV book on Learned Societies Meeting, Kingston, 1960
2 Oversized clippings scrapbook, 1934-1937
3 Newspaper clippings not held in scrapbooks, 1920-1965
4 Phelp’s Honorary Degree from University of Winnipeg, 1967
5 Phelp’s Royal Society of Canada Award, 1949

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