Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F0010 - Mordecai Richler fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0010
Mordecai Richler fonds.
- 1949- (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
31.75 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
Canadian author Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 27, 1931. Died in Montreal on July 3, 2001. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 999-1002.
Acquired between 1974 and 2010.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts of novels, short stories, articles, essays, reviews, screenplays, and radio and television plays; published works; interviews; sound recordings and moving images; and miscellaneous materials. Fonds also includes two small appendices. MsC 285, consists of newspaper clippings and magazine articles relating to M. Richler's book Oh Canada! Oh Québec! Requiem for a divided country and copy of September 23, 1991 New Yorker with M. Richler's article on Québec. Donated by Liana Van der Bellen and filed with Acc 680/00.11 (Box 47). MsC 319 consists of 2 black and white photographs of M. Richler and his first wife, Cathy Boudreau, on their wedding day, August 28, 1954, alone and with their wedding guests. Donated by Arthur MacKenzie Peers and filed with Acc 582/95.20 (Box 153). A copy of the September 13, 1998 draft of the Barney's version filmscript was submitted by Michael Levine, M. Richler's solicitor, after an office cleanout, October 28, 2009. Filed with Acc 680/00.11 (25.3). A copy of the December 4, 2008, version of the Barney's version filmscript by Michael Konyves and Richard J. Lewis, used for the film produced in 2010, was also submitted by Michael Levine, January 14, 2010. Filed with Acc 680/00.11 (25.6).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Some items restricted.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English and some in French, Hebrew, Italian, German and other languages.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Searchable online database. File level inventory for Accession 582/95.20 and 680/00.11 available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of fonds.
Further accruals expected.
Includes 19 photographs, 33 sound recordings, 8 videocassettes, 2 film reels, 1 filmstrip and 0.125 m of realia including Genie and Nellie awards and commemorative plaques.