File FL0395 - Writers' Union Of Canada.

Identity area

Reference code

CA ACU SPC F0018-S0011-FL0395


Writers' Union Of Canada.


  • [1973?], 1973 January 3 - 1977 January 6 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

115 items (162 p. on 157 leaves)

Context area

Name of creator

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

  • Correspondence between John Metcalf, Membership Committee and Quebec Representative, Writers' Union of Canada, and various Canadian authors and publishers.
  • File consists of letters relating to J. Metcalf's activities on the membership committee involved in establishing the Writers' Union of Canada and as Quebec representative of the Union. Membership committee correspondence includes letters relating to invitations to authors to join the Union and discussing criteria for membership in the Union; list of members originally contacted as potential members; and report of membership committee. Correspondence relating to J. Metcalf's acting as Quebec representative includes letters dealing with publishing problems encountered by members. Also includes letters relating to J. Metcalf's resignation from the Union. Includes duplicates of some outgoing letters.
  • Typescript, signed; holograph, signed; typescript (carbon copy); typescript (mimeograph); typescript (photocopy).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Title based on contents of file.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area


Original membership committee of Writers' Union of Canada consisted of J. Metcalf, Clark Blaise, Fred Bodsworth, Timothy Findley, Larry Garber, Farley Mowat, Alice Munro and Rudy Wiebe.

Alternative identifier(s)



Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area