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Douglas Coupland fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1643
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2012

Fonds consists primarily of records created by Coupland from approximately 1980 to 2012. The fonds includes: drafts of Coupland’s major literary works, personal and artistic photographs, visual art material (such as collages, paintings, printouts ...

Coupland, Douglas

Two postcards

File contains one postcard addressed to Coupland from "A" sent from Jamaica describing a trip to the country, and one postcard addressed to Coupland from Sentinel Secondary School announcing the 30th Year Reunion Homecoming Weekend in 1992.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pure Design catalog

Contains a catalog for Pure Design (Volume 8.0), which includes "Expo 67", a target-topped side table designed by Coupland.

Terry Fox sock

This item is a 2.5 m long fabric banner containing a printed image of Terry Fox's sock. The image is among those displayed around the Terry Fox Miracle Mile running track at Canoe Landing Park in Toronto, ON.

Coupland and McCarthy event invitation in Toronto

Contains a print-out of an event invitation hosted by Knopf Canada: "A conversation between Tom McCarthy and Doug Coupland about books, art and the meaning of it all", held October 30th, 2010 at the Rooster Cafe in Toronto.

Digital Orca maquette

This file contains a maquette version of the Digital Orca sculpture created by Coupland. Of particular interest is the variance in the base, as it was altered in the final creation because of engineering logistics and the difference in colour of t...

Draft program of New Cities Summit Paris 2012

File contains a copy of the Draft Program for the New Cities Summit Paris 2012, Held May 14-16 2012 in Paris, France. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson spoke at the opening plenary on May 14th, where he intended to unveil the V-Pole, designed by Co...

Paper Nests

In 2004, Coupland produced a series of paper nests, inspired by those that wasps create. To make these nests, Coupland hand-chewed pages from two of his novels. The series contains samples of this paper in various stages of being pulped.

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