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Simonides 521: signed broadside

Broadside was illustrated by Charles, with a translation of a piece by the Greek lyric poet Simonides done by Danielle S. Allen. The broadside was printed by Susan M. Allen at the Oldtown Press in Los Angeles. On the bottom of the broadside is printed "Joint Meeting, Zamorano & Roxburghe Clubs, October 2008."

Publications and Finished Works

Series contains extensive published and finished works authored by Susan McCaslin from 1960 to 2023. The series contains a number of published works authored solely by McCaslin including poetry volumes, chapbooks, zines, small press works such as Letters to William Blake, and other chapbooks written for students and relatives. Also included in the series are works by McCaslin published or featured in edited works, chapbooks, independently published, small press companies, University department annuals and reviews, magazines, writer’s guilds, writing contest anthologies, literary collections, arts publications, church and community newsletters, religious associations publications and communications, among others. The writings in these published works include poetry, non-fiction chapters, creative non-fiction, essays, articles, reviews, memoirs, and opinion pieces, religious and political subject matter. Some of the publications contained in the series include, Andante Literary Magazine, Bellowing Ark: A Literary Tabloid, BC BookWorld, Crux: A Quarterly Journal of Christian Thought, Dialogue Magazine, The Eclectic Muse, Hammered Out, Island Catholic News, Lapis Lazuli, The New Orphic Review, Room of One’s Own, Sage-ing: The Journal of Creative Aging, Zygote editorial, to name a few. Within these publications, McCaslin may have contributed one or various works depending on her involvement, association or the editor compiling the contents. Both reviews of McCaslin’s work and reviews written by McCaslin of other author’s writing appear in the series. Susan McCaslin subscribed to numerous of the serial publications within the series, or received copies of the works as remuneration for her contribution.

Greenboathouse Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1707
  • Fonds
  • 1998 - 2023

The fonds consists of published material, correspondence, proofs, manuscripts, reviews, broadsheets, polymer plates, photographs, artwork, orders, posters and promotional material.

Greenboathouse Press

Publications and associated materials

Series arises from the production of books, broadsides and associated materials, and reflects the substantive functions of the Press.

Series consists of published material, mock-ups, dummies, proofs, artwork, photographs, broadsheets, colophons, correspondence, polymer plates, catalogues, reviews and commentary on manuscripts.


Series arises from the internal business activities of the press, such as the development of series, interactions with subscribers, press engagement and other activities.

Series contains notebooks, Greenboathouse Reading Series promotional material, autographs, sales, articles, finances, photographs, catalogues, correspondence, rejected manuscripts, reviews and mentions.

Susan McCaslin fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1847
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2023

The fonds reflects Susan McCaslin’s professional career as a writer, poet and teacher as well as her personal interests and involvement in societies, community initiatives, and organizations between 1960 and 2023. Records in the fonds relate to McCaslin’s literary work and publications in various independent volumes, edited works, chapbooks, anthologies, non-fiction monographs, magazines, small press publications, newspapers, University annuals, and religious and arts quarterlies among others. Publicity materials relating to her literary work, tours, reviews, presentations, performances and instructional sessions developed by McCaslin are included in the fonds. The fonds also includes materials created and received through McCaslin’s personal collaborations with fellow artists and authors, community work relating to the environment and her involvement with religious communities and other subject areas. Record types consist of written and email correspondence, chapbooks, zines, published works, magazines, newspaper clippings, promotional and reference materials, drafts, planning documents, reviews and feedback, awards, pamphlets, catalogues, newsletters, communications, posters, bus panels, photographs and other material. The fonds is divided into three series: Publications and Finished Works, Professional, Personal and Administrative Records, and Literary Promotion and Publicity.

McCaslin, Susan

Personal, Professional and Administrative Records

Series documents McCaslin’s various personal, professional, and administrative activities spanning from 1970 to 2023. Awards, achievements and other accolades received by McCaslin from publishers, associations, societies, writing or poetry contests, are included in the series with correspondence and other related information. Materials related to McCaslin’s academic work during the preparation of her Ph.D. thesis at UBC are included in a file. The series contains substantial correspondence between McCaslin and various poets, authors, professors, writers, students, colleagues and visual artists both Canadian and International. McCaslin collaborated with various musicians and visual artists in several literary activities and presentations, correspondence, publicity and background materials are included in these files. Subject files within the series contain background research, drafts and preparation documents for various essays and non-fiction pieces prepared by McCaslin. Including ecopoetics, spirituality and poetry, Thomas Merton and Mary Olga Park. An index of literary influences is provided by McCaslin (RBSC-ARC-1847-09-22), additional files relating to specific literary associates contain correspondence, biographical information, reference material and notes. Some of these associates include Robin Blaser, E.D. Blodgett, Kuldip Gill, Grace Jantzen and Peter Russell.

Series contains transcripts, correspondence and reference material related to radio, magazine or newspaper interviews with McCaslin. The series also includes materials related to numerous poetry readings and events McCaslin engaged in between 1979-2023. Draft speeches, copies of poems, invitations, correspondence and promotional material related to these events appear in the files. As well as reference material and copies of poems consulted by McCaslin during her poetry memorization practice. McCaslin participated in Poetry in Transit, a project featuring poetry and artistic expression within BC Transit vehicles and spaces; catalogues and copies of the printed bus panels appear in the series. Both reviews about McCaslin’s work and reviews written by McCaslin for others appear in the series, as well as various letters of reference in support of McCaslin’s application for awards or other initiatives. Significant records relate to the preparation of talks, presentations, hosted and organized by McCaslin. The titles of a few talks are: Mothers, Mystics, Monsters (2002), Mental Illness and Poetry (2006), Ecopoetics and Contemplation (2017) and The Forgotten Feminine (2005). The series also includes materials related to workshops developed by McCaslin focusing on Leonard Cohen (2009), her memoir Into the Mystic (2009-10), and Ekphrastic Poetry (2019). Drafts and versions of unpublished works are included in the series. The series also includes significant material from the Han Shan Poetry Initiative led by McCaslin and her husband. Han Shan records include newspaper clippings, correspondence, attendance sheets, articles, planning, maps, events, poetry, artistic works, photographs and other related materials which were originally organized into two binders. Within several files, McCaslin has provided a brief explanation of the materials contained within, this may include contextual information about her relationship with an individual, organization or additional background information.

Larry Wong fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1848
  • Fonds
  • [190-?] - [before 2023], predominantly from 1960 - [before 2023]

The fonds consists primarily of records relating to two specific areas of Larry Wong’s life – his writing and his interest in Chinese-Canadian History. Wong’s writings date as far back as his university days through to the publication of his book Dim Sum Stories: A Chinatown Childhood in 2011. Records reflect Wong’s time as the Director of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society and as a tour guide through Vancouver’s Chinatown. The fonds also includes personal documents and ephemera, including information relating to the immigration of both of his parents from China.

The fonds is divided into three series: Writings, Chinese-Canadian History and Personal documents and ephemera. Records consist of short stories, university writing assignments, newspaper articles, book proposals, screenplays, biographies, published works, grant applications, newspaper clippings, stamps, magazine articles, Cantonese language course materials, photographs, negatives, slides, photograph albums, scrapbooks, CDs, DVDs, a beret, pins, correspondence, report cards, certificates, magazine articles, journals, diaries, newspaper clippings, a chapbook, postcards, telegrams, cufflinks, a clothing pattern, a shadow box, and a medal.

Wong, Larry

Personal documents and ephemera

  • Series
  • [19-?] - [before 2023], predominantly 1960 - [before 2023]
  • Part of Larry Wong fonds

Series consists primarily of correspondence with and photographs of family and friends. Records also include school and sporting records from Wong’s childhood; journals; research on Wong’s family tree, including copies of immigration records for his parents; and business and personal records of Wong’s father Wong Mow. Records also include materials sent to Wong by other creatives, such as his childhood friend author Wayson Choy, author Julie Lawson, artist Raymond Chow and filmmaker Wesley Lowe.

Records included correspondence, report cards, certificates, magazine articles, journals, diaries, newspaper clippings, a chapbook, books, postcards, telegrams, photographs, pins, cufflinks, CDs, a clothing pattern, a shadow box, and a medal.

D.T. Willis collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1844
  • Collection
  • [189-?]-2023, predominant 1948-1962

The collection pertains to D.T. Willis’ career and involvement in construction projects throughout British Columbia predominately between 1948 and 1962. The collection includes numerous groups of photographs documenting the opening of the Hope-Princeton Highway, BC Department of Public Works construction projects and personnel, Engineering Conferences, BC Public Works Events and a 1948 image of the original 1880's wagon trail between Hope and Cache Creek, BC. Numerous photographs have annotations on the back, identifying subjects, dates, and contextual information. Textual materials also appear in the Collection, including a commemorative pamphlet for the Hope-Princeton Highway opening, car mileage recordings for several roadways, photograph indexes and identification sheets.

Willis, Douglas Theodore

Literary Promotion and Publicity

Series consists of publicity and promotional materials related to McCaslin’s literary work and activities between 1976 and 2023. Substantial written and email correspondence appear in the series between McCaslin and editors, contributors, publishers, artists, collaborators, event coordinators, literary colleagues and friends. Reviewers and publishers which McCaslin worked with appear in the files, along with reviews, feedback and comments received from colleagues, editors. Materials also relate to planning and coordination of events, book launches, talks, tours, presentations and poetry readings. The series also includes drafts and final versions of speeches and poetry reading packages performed by McCaslin. Newspaper clippings within the series document McCaslin’s personal, professional, and literary activities, publications, events, and other related materials. Promotional material within the series includes posters, bookmarks, pamphlets, invitations, notecards, author biographies, event information, book launch and tour schedules and occasionally draft or preliminary versions of writing, excerpts or photocopies of published works and other related materials. Within several files McCaslin has provided a brief explanation of the materials contained within, along with additional contextual information about the specific publication or evolution of the work over time. These notes indicate major adaptations or whether the writing was included in another edited publication or collection at a later date.


File contains ephemera relating to motor vehicles.


File contains clippings, Social Credit delegate ribbon, stamps and membership lists.


File contains Canadian Army discharge certificate for Roy Thomas, clippings and receipts.

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