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- CA ACU SPC F0007
Fonds includes material relating to the life and works of W. O. Mitchell as a writer, teacher, playwright and performer. Included are personal, general and business related correspondence; manuscripts of novels, short stories, stage plays, radio plays, television plays and film scripts; copies and drafts of articles in newspapers and magazines; audio-visual recordings of interviews with Mitchell and dramatizations of Mitchell’s works; promotional material such as posters; teaching records relating to his positions as writer-in-residence and lectures and presentations delivered to academic and primary schools; awards such as honorary degrees; personal records including scrapbooks; financial files including writing contracts and business records; photographs; and an electric typewriter used by Mitchell at his cabin on Mabel Lake, B.C.
Mitchell, William Ormond "W.O."
- CA ACU SPC C0026
Collection consists of material relating to W.O. Mitchell's term as writer-in-residence for Winnipeg School Division No. 1, September 15, 1974 - November 30, 1974. Includes samples of student papers using "Mitchell's messy method of creative writing"; professional materials consisting of videotapes of seminars on creative writing for teachers; presentations for elementary, junior high and senior high students consisting of videotapes of the presentations and questions from the students; audio and video recordings of readings by W.O. Mitchell from his own work; and audio and video recordings of W.O. Mitchell discussing theme and character in several of his own works. Textual records consist of samples of student papers, listing of the audio and video recordings and bibliography of related materials collected in a kit for use by schools in Winnipeg School Division No. 1 as well as two scrapbooks containing articles and photographs documenting W.O. Mitchell's work for the shool division. Also includes material relating to the seventy-fifth convocation of Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, held November 9, 1974, at which Paul Hiebert, James Gray and W.O. Mitchell received honorary doctorates, particularly an audio tape of a symposium on creative writing by the three writers moderated by Brandon University chancellor Stanley Knowles, as well as photographs and newsclippings.
Winnipeg School Division No. 1.
- CA ACU SPC C0021
Collection consists of rushes for National Film Board film W.O. Mitchell : "Novelist in hiding"; transcripts of interviews used in the film; and invitations, ticket and brochures for the film's world premiere, May 1, 1980. Acquired in 1981.
National Film Board of Canada