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John Hunter fonds
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Documentary subseries

Subseries includes outlines and related correspondence for the proposed documentary series “The History of Philosophy with Colin Wilson.”

Drama subseries

Subseries include manuscripts/typescripts, correspondence, notes, and research materials, including interviews, photographs, press clippings and ephemera related to Hunter’s various produced and unproduced television projects.

Feature film series

Series includes manuscripts, reports, correspondence, notes, film concepts, research materials, photographs, and video recordings associated with Hunter’s film career.

John Hunter fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1494
  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 2016

Fonds includes sixty-one literary works dating from 1969 to 2011, including screenplays, teleplays, manuscripts of novels, and non-fiction work along with accompanying correspondence, notes, press, research, photographs, and recordings. Scripts include both produced and unproduced projects. Also included is a small collection of personal material such as drawings and biographical materials with obituaries and tributes for Hunter.

Hunter, John

Manuscripts & books series

Series includes manuscripts/typescripts, correspondence, maps, notes, research materials, and ephemera associated with published and unpublished fiction and non-fiction projects. Major projects are Hunter’s unpublished novel: “Guilty As Sin,” his autobiography: “Being One: Scenes from a Screenwriter’s Life” and an unpublished book documenting the 1974 murder of Hunter’s parents titled “Next of Kin.”

Personal series

Series includes biographical information about John Hunter, including lists of awards, résumé, obituaries, early rejection letters, cartoons, and his undergraduate thesis.

Projects subseries

Subseries includes screenplays, drafts, correspondence, contract agreements, publications, interviews, reviews, press articles, films, and other ephemera associated with produced and un-produced feature film projects. Some projects were co-written with others, and others were written under a pseudonym.

Reports subseries

Subseries includes a collection of reader’s reports written by Hunter for the Canadian Film Development Corporation, a precursor to Telefilm Canada.

Television series

Series includes materials related to Hunter’s various produced and unproduced television projects.