Wayson Choy fonds.
[19--], 1959 - 2008.
19.665 m of textual records and other material.
Canadian novelist, playwright, short fiction writer and educator Wayson Choy was born on April 20, 1939 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Studied at the University of British Columbia and taught English and creative writing at Humber College and the Humber School for Writers, Toronto, Ontario, from 1967 to 2004. Biographical information available in The encyclopedia of literature in Canada, p. 205-206; and The concise Oxford companion to Canadian literature, p. 74-75.
Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts of short stories, novels, stage plays, memoirs, filmscript, articles, essays and speeches; reviews; teaching material; material relating to conferences, writers' festivals and workshops, readings and consulting; photographs; sound recordings; moving images; works about W. Choy; awards including The Order of Canada; works by others; and published works.
Includes ca 4187 photographs, ca 120 slides, 120 videocassettes, 135 audio cassettes, 18 audio discs, 42 computer discs, 10 posters and 0.35 m of realia including conference badges, souvenirs, book bags, eyeglasses and pencils. (Accession 720/02.7a consists of printouts of the files on the computer disks in Acc 720/02.7.)
Acquired between 2002 and 2008.
Text in English.
Some items restricted.
File level inventory available at repository.
Further accruals expected.
For additional archival material relating to Wayson Choy see Kenneth Dyba fonds (Acc 593/96.8, 603/97.2, 682/00.13, 702/01.8, 789/05.10, 831/07.21).
Acc 720/02.7, 720/02.7a, 813/07.3, 830/07.20, 846/08.7