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Douglas Coupland fonds Series
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Personal and administrative affairs

Series consists of records related to Coupland’s personal and administrative affairs. This diverse series includes:Personal notes and memos written by Coupland for family, friends and staffCorrespondence received by Coupland from family, friends a...

Research and creative notes

Series consists of notes, notebooks/journals, press clippings, photographs, books and sketches that are not directly linked to a specific project. From about 1990 to 1994 Coupland kept made daily entries in notebooks. These notebooks contain Coupl...

Visual art projects

Series consists of visual art objects (collages, sculptures etc.), preparatory notes and sketches, photographs of visual art objects, and publicity related to Coupland’s art installations. Documents, photographs and objects related to the visual a...

Journalism

This series includes drafts, correspondence, and clippings related to Coupland’s work as a journalist. Most records in this series were created while Coupland worked for the following periodicals:Vancouver Voice (ca. 1984)Vancouver Sun (ca. 1987)V...

Press clippings

Series contains magazines, newspapers, clippings and photocopies of articles about Coupland or his various projects. Clippings were either set aside by Coupland himself, or received from professional press clippings companies. Series includes clip...

Literary projects

Series consists of records relating primarily to Coupland’s 21 published literary works (14 fiction and 7 non-fiction). Records in this series include:Annotated handwritten and typed drafts of major worksCorrespondence with publishersCover mock-up...

Fan correspondence and related material

This series consists primarily of mail, artwork and objects received by Coupland from fans. Also included in this series are various sketches and drawings created by fans and collected by Coupland during book tour events. After approximately the y...

Lectures, speeches and interviews

Series consists of records relating to Coupland’s public appearances. The records include speaking notes, videocassettes, publicity and other ephemera related to these events. Series includes records relating to the following speaking events and i...

Digital projects

The majority of records in this series consist of textual, photographic and graphic material related to the earliest iterations of Coupland’s website. In 1996, Coupland launched Coupland.com. This website incorporated prose pieces, various digital...

Dramatic projects

Series consists of records related to film, television and stage productions that Coupland has been involved with. Records include drafts of screenplays, scripts, publicity, props, call sheets administrative documents, set sketches, video cassette...

Fashion design projects

Series relates to Coupland’s venture into clothing design in collaboration with Roots Canada Ltd. Under the tagline “Canada Goes Electric,” Coupland designed a limited-edition clothing line as well as various leather goods which were released in s...