Title and statement of responsibility area
John Metcalf fonds
General material designation
Previously known as John Metcalf papers.
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
Level of description
CA SPEC spec-2507
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- Metcalf, John, 1938-
Physical description area
16.4975 m of textual records and other material.
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Canadian author John Metcalf was born in Carlisle, England, on November 12, 1938 and came to Canada in 1962. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 752-753.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence with authors, editors, publishers and educators and on various subjects as well as editorial correspondence relating to Biblioasis and Canadian Notes & Queries; notes and various drafts of novels, short stories, prose, essays and memoir; documentation relating to anthologies edited by J. Metcalf and manuscripts and other material relating to J. Metcalf's editorial work for Biblioasis and Porcupine's Quill; notebooks, scrapbooks, photographs and sound recordings including readings and discussions by the Montreal Storyteller Fiction Performance Group; works on J. Metcalf including awards; published works; and works by others.
Includes ca.4264 photographs, 57 sound recordings, and 12 videocassettes.
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquired between 1981 and 2012. First accession officially presented to The University of Calgary by J. Metcalf at a ceremony April 14, 1982.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Some items restricted.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Published inventory (for MsC 24) The John Metcalf papers. - (Canadian archival inventory series: literary papers, no. 16). - Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1996. File level inventories for accessions 559/94.14 and 565/95.3 available at repository.
For additional archival material relating to John Metcalf see the ECW Press fonds (Accession 297/82.11, 382/86.4).
Further accruals expected.
Record No. MsC 24;Acc 559/94.14;Acc 565/95.3;Acc 674/00.5;Acc 772/04.22;Acc 841/08.2;Acc 870/09.14; Acc 895/12.12
Standard number area
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Metcalf, John. (Subject)