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Taped interviews from Imprint and the Dini Petty Show

Tape (SPVT-007) contains two interviews recorded from television:

1) Imprint, hosted by Daniel Richler interviews Coupland about Generation X. Approximate tape time of interview is from 05:00 to 20:00. Aired on TVOntario; date unknown.

2) The Dini Petty Show, in which Petty discusses Generation X and Shampoo Planet with Coupland. Approximate tape time of the interview is 20:00 to 33:00. The label on the VHS cassette suggests this interview is from November 12, 1991

Radio interviews featuring Coupland

SPC-001
19 September 1991
Douglas Coupland on CBC with Vicki Gabereau discussing Generation X.

SPC-002
October 1991
The Vicki Gabereau Show with Allen Carr as guest. Tape is mislabeled as featuring Coupland.

SPC-003
11 September 1992
Douglas Coupland on CBC Morningside discussing Generation X and Shampoo Planet.

SPC-004
March 1994
Douglas Coupland on the Arts Tonight with Sheila Rogers discussing Life After God.

SPC-005
29 August 1995
Douglas Coupland on CKNW with Bill Good.

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.

Letter and clipping sent to Coupland's parents

Contains a brief letter sent to "Dr. and Mrs. D.C.T Coupland" that includes a press clipping about Coupland's Generation X (Nickle, David. "Never mind Generation X, what about the Y kids?" North York Mirror, July 18, 1992, p. 5).

A press clipping sent to Coupland's parents

Contains a brief letter sent to Coupland's parents, accompanying a clipping in which Coupland's novel is referenced (Pinkerton, James P. "Economy Bites the Edge Off Generation X" Los Angeles Times, February 24, 1994, B19).

Two clippings

Contains a photocopy of an article from Gardening Life magazine (March/April 2003, p. 104), in which Coupland answers questions about his garden, and an article that appears to be from Vancouver magazine (Summer 1995; "A Doug's Life" by Dale Hrabi) on the world premiere screening of Douglas Coupland: Close Personal Friend (directed by Jennifer Cowan) in New York at the Museum of Television and Radio.

"this is really random" t-shirt

File includes one white t-shirt, with the text "this is really random" in sans-serif black lettering. Associated with Coupland's 1995 novel Microserfs.

Travel arrangements and a boarding pass

Contains an itinerary of a trip by Coupland to the UK (London, Cambridge, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Manchester), Amsterdam, Brussels, and Rotterdam, from Thursday April 16 to Friday, May 1. Also included are publisher contacts, and a stub from a boarding pass, dated April 24th (year uncertain; likely 1998) from Edinburgh to Manchester.

Movie ticket stubs, 1998

Includes movie ticket stubs to:

  • Lost In Space (April 10, 1998)
  • Sliding Doors (May 16, 1998)
  • Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (May 24, 1998)
  • Bullworth (May 31, 1998)
  • The Truman Show (June 05, 1998)
  • The Last Days of Disco (June 14, 1998)

Kinsella v. Lau et al. defendant's documents

Contains a copy of documents submitted by the defendants in the libel case launched by author W.P. Kinsella following an article written by former lover and fellow writer Evelyn Lau, entitled "Me and W.P." that appeared in Vancouver Magazine (1997). Because Coupland had guest-edited the issue of the magazine in which the article appeared, he was also named in the libel suit, along with Jim Sutherland and Telemedia Communications, Inc. Ultimately the suit was settled out of court.

Booksmith author trading card

Includes an author trading card for Douglas Coupland (#228) from The Booksmith in San Francisco. The back of the card advertises a reading by Coupland taking place at 7pm on Friday March 13th.

Two clippings related to the libel suit following Evelyn Lau's publication of "Me and W.P."

Contains two clippings related to the libel suit started by author W.P. Kinsella after the 1997 publication of an article entitled "Me and W.P" by Evelyn Lau, a former lover and fellow writer. Coupland, who guest-edited the issue of Vancouver Magazine in which the article appears, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Includes page A11 from the Globe and Mail Arts section (Wednesday, March 4, 1998), and a copy of BC Frank Magazine (Issue 268, March 25, 1998) in which W.P. Kinsella and Evelyn Lau appear on the cover.

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