Fonds MsC 14 - Gerry Gilbert fonds

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Gerry Gilbert fonds

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CA SFL MsC 14

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  • 1952-1992 (Creation)
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    Gilbert, Gerry, 1936-

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8.3 m of textual records and other material

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Gerry Gilbert emerged as a significant poet and visual artist in Vancouver in the early 1960s. Gilbert founded and edited his own long-running poetry magazine, "B.C. Monthly" and hosted a weekly radio broadcast <em>radiofreerainforest</em>. He has published many volumes of poetry including <em>Lease, Year of the Rush, Azure Blues</em> and <em>From Next Spring</em>.

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The fonds consists of correspondence (inward and outward), daily calendars, manuscripts and working papers, Canada Council applications and correspondence, personal papers (including diaries of travels, tax records, notebooks, and copies of Gilbert's writings in his high school newspaper), and reference files and material. The fonds includes records (manuscripts, correspondence, etc.) of Gilbert's literary journal, "B.C. Monthly", and records including photographs) of the New Era Social Club, an artists' studio/living space in Vancouver; and audiotapes of radiofreerainforest shows.

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Preliminary inventory available. Online Finding Aid

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BCAUL control number: SFL--2283

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