Canadian poet, author and educator Alfred Earle Birney was born May 13, 1904 in Calgary, Alberta (then the Northwest Territories). Died September 3, 1995. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 122-123; and in Earle Birney : a life, by Elspeth Cameron (Toronto: Viking, 1994).
Fonds consists of the following series: correspondence; poetry; fiction; drama; prose; published work; works on Earle Birney; audio-visual; miscellaneous; and works by other authors.
Includes 29 sound recordings, 67 photographs, 33 collages, 3 sketches and 0.0625 m of realia including baby moccasins and mountain goat horns.
Acquired in 1967 and 1969.
Text in English.
Some items restricted.
Searchable online database. Print version available at repository.
Associated archival material relating to E. Birney located at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, and Special Collections Division, University of British Columbia Library, Vancouver, British Columbia.
For additional archival material relating to E. Birney see MsC 259, Scrapbook relating to Earle Birney, donated by Clarice and Harry Webster in 1993.
Partial description in Guide to the papers of Earle Birney in Canadian repositories / Debra Barr. - University of Toronto. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 1987.