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Susan Swan fonds Series
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Personal files

Series consists of correspondence, clippings, journals, notebooks, photographs, publications, ephemera, day planners, address books and other material documenting Swan's personal life and interests, in particular her early years as a student at Havergal College, as well as files pertaining to Swan's family. Some notebooks contain notes on Swan’s writing projects as well as personal diary entries.

Academic and teaching files

Series pertains to Swan's work as an instructor at York University and her tenure process, her position as the Millennial Robarts Chair in Canadian Studies for 1999-2000, her work for the Writers' Union of Canada, and her public lectures. Records in this series include course materials, teaching proposals, official York University publications, and lecture notes.

Manuscripts and related files

Series consists of drafts and proofs of articles, poems, plays, short stories, essays and novels written by Swan, including "Unfit for Paradise", "The Biggest Modern Woman of the World", "The Last of the Golden Girls", "The Wives of Bath", "Stupid Boys Are Good to Relax With", "What Casanova Told Me", "The Western Light" (previously titled "Black Ships" and "The Hockey Killer"), and "The Dead Celebrities Club". Series also includes research material and notes pertaining to Swan's writing projects, correspondence with publishers and collaborators, lecture notes pertaining to Swan's book tours, promotional material for several of her books, as well as screenplays for the proposed and/or produced films of "The Biggest Modern Woman of the World" and "The Wives of Bath".

Correspondence files

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence and e-mail, sent and received by Swan.