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University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections Douglas Coupland (Coupland)
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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

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).

Bill Good interview with Coupland

Contains a commercial cassette tape (orginally containing The Buck Owens Show - Big in Vegas), overdubbed to contain an interview with Coupland.

Written over top of the original tape label in black marker:
"Aug 29/95 CKNW Dougie - Bill Good"

"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.

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.

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)
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