Fonds MSS 070 - John Newlove fonds

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Titre propre

John Newlove fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Document textuel
  • Document graphique
  • Enregistrement sonore
  • Transaction

Titre parallèle

Compléments du titre

Mentions de responsabilité du titre

Notes du titre

Niveau de description




Zone de l'édition

Mention d'édition

Mentions de responsabilité relatives à l'édition

Zone des précisions relatives à la catégorie de documents

Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

Mention de projection (cartographique)

Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production


  • 1954-2002 (Production)
    Newlove, John

Zone de description matérielle

Description matérielle

Zone de la collection

Titre propre de la collection

Titres parallèles de la collection

Compléments du titre de la collection

Mention de responsabilité relative à la collection

Numérotation à l'intérieur de la collection

Note sur la collection

Zone de la description archivistique

Nom du producteur


Notice biographique

Born in Regina in 1938, John Newlove was raised in various small Saskatchewan towns, mainly Kamsack. He attended the University of Saskatchewan for one year before embarking on an extensive tour around Canada. Prior to this, he had worked briefly as a high school teacher in Birtle, Manitoba, as a social worker in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, in radio in Weyburn and Regina, and in various labouring jobs in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Between 1970 and 1980, he occupied the position of editor at McClelland and Stewart in Toronto and writer-in-residence at various universities including Loyola College Montreal and the University of Toronto. Newlove also taught for a year at David Thompson University Centre, B.C. in 1982. After 1986, he worked for the federal government in Ottawa. He won the Governor General's award for poetry in 1972, the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild Founders Award in 1984, and the Literary Press Group Award in 1986. His poetry has been published in journals, magazines and literary anthologies in Canada and the United States and in several countries abroad. Newlove's poetry was most popular in the 1960s and 1970s when he and Eli Mandel were considered to be among the dominant voices of Canadian prairie poetry. John Newlove died in Ottawa on December 23, 2003 at the age of 65.

Historique de la conservation

The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by John Newlove in ten different accessions between 1986 and 1998. The 2006 accession (A.06-52) was donated by his wife, Susan Newlove. A compilation of photographs and video (A.06-96) were digitized and used in a documentary by Robert McTavish in 2006, which was subsequently donated to Archives & Special Collections.

Portée et contenu

The fonds consists of biographical material, manuscript material including correspondence, literary manuscripts, edited revisions, books, journals, anthologies and reviews. The correspondence includes substantial communications between Newlove and other writers such as Earle Birney, Irving Layton, Al Purdy, John Metcalf, Alden Nowlan, Barney Childs, Patrick Lane, and others. Of his twelve publications, this collection contains literary manuscripts of nine of them along with the related correspondence. Typescripts of publications included are Grave Sirs (1962), Moving in Alone(1965), The Cave (1968), Lies (1972), and The Night the Dog Smiled (1986). The 2006 accession consists of his correspondence, poetry, notebooks, daily books, publications, and photographs. The photograph collection consists of 146 photographs, 4 drawings, 1 slide, 271 negatives, 1 videocassette, and 1 DVD. The tape collection consists of 11 audio cassettes. In 2006, a selected number of photographs and video of John Newlove were digitized and compiled onto a compact disc (EL 49).

Zone des notes

État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition


Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès

Some folders have been restricted. Contact the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections for further information.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Instruments de recherche

Printed finding aids are available in the Archives & Special Collections reading room.
An online finding aid can be downloaded from this description by clicking on the Download link under "Finding aid" on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Générer l'instrument de recherche

Éléments associés

Éléments associés


Accruals include: A1986-024, A1986-025, A1986-027, A1986-029, A1986-032, A1986-037, A1986-040, A1986-043, A1988-012, A1998-068, A2006-052, A2006-092 and A2016-070.

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Zone du numéro normalisé

Numéro normalisé


Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description du document

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles ou conventions


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Langue de la description

Langage d'écriture de la description


Zone des entrées

Sujets associés

Personnes et organismes associés

Lieux associés

Genres associés