Accession A2004-109 - Steve Snyder (Guy Maddin) Fonds

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Steve Snyder (Guy Maddin) Fonds

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  • Multiple media

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MSS 171-A2004-109

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  • ca. 1980-2004 (Creation)
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    Snyder, Steve

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4 cm of textual records and other material

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William Steven Snyder obtained his B.A.O. and M.A. degrees from the University of Idaho before completing a P.H.D. from the University of Florida. In 1976 he was hired by the University of Manitoba's English Department to teach Film Studies and is currently an associate professor. In 1980-1981 he enrolled in a filmmaking course at the San Francisco Art Institute and began making short films. He has maintained a long friendship with the internationally acclaimed local filmmaker Guy Maddin, helping him in most of his projects. He worked as a photographer on Mr. Maddin's first film The Dead Father and has acted in others including Archangel . For the film shot of Careful , he was the project's official diarist. In 2005 Snyder appeared as a newspaperman in Jeff Solylo’s movie, East of Euclid .

Custodial history

The contents of the fonds were donated to Archives & Special Collections by Steve Snyder in 2004.

Scope and content

The fonds includes letters written to both Steve Snyder and Guy Maddin, pages from a diary Mr. Snyder kept while on the set of Heart of the World , a treatment for Cowards Bend the Knee , and articles and reviews of Mr. Maddin's work. There are 55 photographs, mainly taken by Mr. Snyder on the sets of Mr. Maddin's films. There are also 73 videocassettes with footage from the filming of Dracula , The Saddest Music in the World , and other recent films by, or featuring, Guy Maddin. Two audio cassettes are also included in this accession.

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This collection is arranged into five series: Personal Papers; Film Reviews & Publicity; and Photograph Collection (PC 186), which is divided into three subseries.

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A finding aid can be downloaded from the fonds-level description by clicking on the “Download’ link under “Finding Aid” on the right hand side of the screen.

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186

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Finding aid created by Heather Beattie (2005). Encoded by Brett Lougheed (July 2006). Revised by N. Courrier (September 2019).

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