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Acadia University. Department of English.

  • Press release, 1968(?).
  • Typescript (photocopy) press release(?) announcing poetry reading to be given by A. Nowlan at Acadia University, March 31, 1968(?). Includes bio-bibliographical information.

Conway, Rosalind Eve.

  • Alden Nowlan.
  • Critical essay, no. 26 in the Profiles in Canadian literature series. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1980. Publication also includes a chronology, comments by and on Alden Nowlan and selected bibliography. Includes duplicate of item.

Pride, Rachel Paulson.

  • Miscellaneous material relating to Alden Nowlan, 1974 July - 1984 June.
  • Playbill for Theatre New Brunswick premiere of Frankenstein : the man who became god; and Art Centre (University of New Brunswick) catalogue Various faces named Alden Nowlan. Correspondence indicates R. P. Pride attended the TNB premiere in July 1974. Art Centre catalogue is for an Alden Nowlan exhibition, May-June 1984, featuring various paintings and drawings of A. Nowlan, awards won by the author and a display of A. Nowlan's books. Catalogue includes biography of the author. Includes references to the following: Frankenstein : the man who became god; Various faces named Alden Nowlan.

Prism International.

  • Correspondence (1966 September 27 - 1983 April 28), between editors of Prism International and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence relating to poetry and short stories published in Prism International and to a promotional quote written by A. Nowlan for Bill J. O'Brien's Summer of the black sun. Includes biographical material and remarks on writing short stories written by A. Nowlan to accompany the short story Humbly, for Fyodor. Includes references to the following: Humbly, for Fyodor; There was an old woman from Wexford : short story/novel chapter; Chopping onion(s); Great things have happened, even in Moose Jaw; "Why so sad, my dear?" said Queen Anne; A psalm for trumpets; The comedians; The war lost; A night in 1938, and the night after; Morning flight to Red Deer; Beginning; At the edge of the woods; Great things have happened.

Who'S Who In America.

  • Letters (1975 March 31 - 1981?), from representatives of Who's Who in America to Alden Nowlan.
  • Letters relating chiefly to A. Nowlan's entry in Who's Who in America. Includes galley proofs of A. Nowlan's entry for volumes 39 and 42 and promotional brochures from the company. Includes references to the following: The rose and the puritan : poetry collection; A darkness in the earth; Under the ice; Wind in a rocky country; The things which are; Bread, wine and salt; Miracle at Indian River : short story collection; The mysterious naked man : poetry collection; Playing the Jesus game : poetry collection; Between tears and laughter; Various persons named Kevin O'Brien; I'm a stranger here myself; Campobello : the outer island; Frankenstein : the man who became god; Smoked glass; Double exposure; The dollar woman : stage play; The incredible murder of Cardinal Tosca : stage play.

Saturday night.

In On the highways, Searchlight series (Book Society of Canada Limited: Agincourt, 1974, p. 4.). Also includes short bio-bibliography, p. 4; and commentary and questions on poems. Includes references to the following: Saturday night.


  • CA ACU SPC F0008-S0009-FL0015
  • File
  • Fredericton, N.B. : University of New Brunswick : St. Thomas University, 1969.
  • Part of Alden Nowlan fonds.

  • Alden Nowlan special issue.
  • The Fiddlehead, no. 81, August-October 1969. Special Alden Nowlan issue featuring poetry and short story by A. Nowlan; and biographical sketch, bibliography, interview and essays relating to A. Nowlan and his work. Sketch of A. Nowlan by Marjory Donaldson; drawings by Tom Forrestall; issue edited by Robert Cockburn. Includes references to the following: On the stairs; Two poems for the Nova Scotia Department of Highways; In memoriam : Claude Orser (1894-1968); Stoney Ridge dance hall; Comparison; The stenographer; The grove beyond the barley; His native place; Playing the Jesus game : poem; X-ray; A black plastic button and a yellow yoyo : poem; The barmaid's daughter; A mime for lovers; The silence; For Claudine, because I love her; Daisies; Picking raspberries; October snow storm.

Canadian Who'S Who.

  • Letters (n.d., 1972 - 1982 November), from officials, chiefly Kieran P. Simpson, Editor, Canadian Who's Who, to Alden Nowlan.
  • Letters relating to A. Nowlan's biographical entry in Canadian Who's Who. Includes copies of 1972 and 1982 entries.

Mersereau, M. Grace.

  • Correspondence (1973 November 19 - 1973 November 27), between M. G. Mersereau and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence relating to a request for biographical material to accompany A. Nowlan's Atlantic Advocate column retitled Where the gap is widest (originally titled Left by the roadside to die of want?) and published in the anthology Singing under ice, edited by M. G. Mersereau. Item 2 contains biographical material. Includes references to the following: Where the gap is widest; Left by the roadside to die of want?; Alden Nowlan's notebook; Various persons named Kevin O'Brien.

Klinck, Carl F.

  • Letters (n.d., 1973 July 28 - 1973 August 20), from C. F. Klinck and R. E. Watters to Alden Nowlan.
  • Letters requesting an updated biographical sketch for a revised edition of Canadian anthology, a textbook edited by C. F. Klinck and R. E. Watters. Item 1 encloses the biographical sketch published in the first edition of the textbook.
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