Fonds - Department of English fonds

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Department of English fonds

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Bulk of fonds previously known as The Newsense fonds.

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  • 1968-1977 (Creation)
    University of British Columbia. Dept. of English

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20 cm of textual records

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The UBC Department of English was established in 1915 within the Faculty of Arts, as one of the University's first academic departments. It offers courses in English literature, linguistics and composition. Over the years various members of the Department's staff have been prominent within the University community, as well as nationally and internationally, including Earle Birney, Roy Daniells, Jane Rule, Garnett G. Sedgewick, Frederic Wood, and George Woodcock.

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The fonds consists of two series, each made up of newsletters (and related editorial material) published within the Department of English in the 1960s and 1970s: the Newsense and the ComPost.

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Fonds consists of institutional records – access requests must be reviewed by the University's FOIPOP Coordinator.

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Other records relating to the Department of English can be found in the Roy Daniells, Jan De Bruyn, Craig Miller, Garnett G. Sedgewick, and Faculty of Arts fonds.

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Further accruals are expected.

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BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-846

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