- 1969 - 1988 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.4 m of textual records.
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Scope and content
Series consists of material relating to following anthologies edited or co-edited by J. Metcalf: New Canadian stories series (1976), Best Canadian stories series (1977-1982), The bumper book, Carry on bumping, First impressions, Second impressions, Third impressions, Kaleidoscope, Literary Review [1985 Canadian issue], The Macmillan anthology 1, The second Macmillan anthology, Making it new, The narrative voice, The New Press anthology #1, The New Press anthology #2, New worlds, Sixteen by twelve, Stories plus and Writers in aspic. Includes correspondence with co-editors, authors, literary agents, editors and publishers; individual short story, poetry and essay manuscripts submitted by anthology contributors as well as manuscripts of J. Metcalf's introductory material; anthology manuscripts; promotional material; and reviews.
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System of arrangement
- Arranged alphabetically by anthology title. Within each title, files are arranged in the following order: correspondence, arranged alphabetically by title; individual manuscripts, arranged alphabetically by creator of manuscript; manuscripts of J. Metcalf's introductory material; anthology manuscripts, arranged chronologically; and promotional material. Two files of reviews complete the series.
- Title based on contents of series.