Canadian author born Alice Laidlaw on July 10, 1931 in Wingham, Ontario. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 777-778.
Fonds consists of correspondence; notebooks; manuscripts of short stories, novels, television play, essays and articles; works on A. Munro; published works; and miscellaneous material.
Previously known as Alice Munro papers.
Acquired between 1980 and 2012. MsC 262, audio cassette of November 1978 interview of Alice Munro by Carole Gerson, donated by Carole Gerson in 1998. MsC 369, audio cassette of Susan Hogan reading A. Munro's short story Cortes Island, from the Love of a Good Woman, on CBC Radio's Between the Covers, September 14-18, 1998; filed with Acc 753/04.3, Box 6. Accession 709/01.15 consists of published material by and about A. Munro collected by David Cook and donated by John Munro in 2001. Accession 805/06.4, page proofs and setting copy of Runaway; MsC 323, copy-edited text and two sets of author's galleys of The view from Castle Rock; and MsC 324, a 33 page fragment titled Child's play, donated by William Morris Agency in 2006 and 2007. MsC 343, unedited first draft, setting copy, galleys and uncorrected proof copy of Too much happiness, donated by William Morris Endeavor in 2009. Accession 883/11.5, consisting of correspondence files from Virginia Barber Literary Agency including original letters from A. Munro, a file of works about A. Munro, and reviews of Runaway, donated by Virginia Barber in 2011. Accession 902/13.1 consists of material, primarily photocopies, by and about A. Munro, collected by Carol Mazur for her book Alice Munro: an annotated bibliography of works and criticism (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007); donated by C. Mazur in 2012.
Text in English.
Some items restricted.
Published inventories (for MsC 37) The Alice Munro papers : first accession. - (Canadian archival inventory series, no. 7). Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1986; biocritical essay by Thomas E. Tausky; and (for MsC 38) The Alice Munro papers : second accession (Canadian archival inventory series, no. 12). - Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1987.
File level inventory for Accessions 396/87.3, 709/01.15, 753/04.3, 805/06.4, 902/13.1 and MsC 323 and 343 available at repository.
Associated archival material relating to A. Munro located at University of Waterloo Library, Waterloo Ontario.
Further accruals expected.
MsC 37, 38, 262, 323, 324, 343, 369
Acc 396/87.3, 709/01.15, 753/04.3, 805/06.4, 883/11.5, 902/13.1