Fonds F0565 - Laurence Hutchman fonds

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Laurence Hutchman fonds

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  • 1901-2014 (Creation)

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4.56 m of textual records
381 photographs : col. and b&w ; 21.5 x 27.5 cm or smaller
73 audio cassettes
77 posters ; 84 x 21.5 cm or smaller

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Laurence Hutchman, poet and professor, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and moved to Canada in 1957. He lived in Toronto and attended Gulfstream Public School and Emery Collegiate before enrolling in the University of Western Ontario, where he received a BA in English in 1972. Hutchman continued his education in Montreal, with a MA in English from Concordia University in 1979 and a PhD from Université de Montréal in 1988. He has published eight books of poetry: The Twilight Kingdom (1973), Explorations (1975), Blue Rider (1985), Foreign National (1993), Emery (1998), Beyond Borders (2000), Selected Poems (2007) and Reading the Water (2008). Hutchman is also the co-editor of Coastlines: the Poetry of Atlantic Canada (2002) and the author of In the Writers' Words: Conversations with Eight Canadian Poets (2011).

In 2007, Hutchman received the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in English-language Literary Arts. He has been a member of the League of Canadian Poets and was the president of the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick between 2002 and 2004. From 1990 to 2013, he was a professor in the Department of English at the Université de Moncton, Edmundston Campus, in New Brunswick.

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Fonds consists of records pertaining to the writing and literary activities of poet Laurence Hutchman. These records, which include poetry drafts and manuscripts, notebooks, research materials, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs and audio cassettes, document Hutchman’s work as a poet, editor, interviewer and professor of English.

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Donated by Laurence Hutchman in 2009 and 2013.


Fonds has been arranged in six series: manuscripts and other writing, subject files, correspondence, education and teaching files, memorabilia, and audio recordings.

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The fonds comprises of the following accruals:
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The original box list prepared by Hutchman for accession 2013-054 is located in box 2013-054/001.

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2016/022 last updated.
2018/03/26 added status, level of detail, and information on accruals.
2020/03/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access points.

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