In 1970 the Graduate English Association at the University of Toronto published the first issue of Descant, a journal devoted to creative writing, graphic arts and critical reviews. Jane Shen was the first editor; Karen Muhallen edited the journal from 1973 to the present. Descant is published with the assistance of the Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council. Additional information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian Literature, 2nd ed., p. 289-290.
Fonds consists of the following series: correspondence; financial; administration; promotion and marketing; manuscripts and artwork; and creative files.
Acquired in several accessions between 1983 and 1999. MsC 305, consisting of a file of artwork and published works of Béla Egyedi, donated by Danielle Gauthier in 2004.
Text in English.
Some files restricted.
File level inventory for MsC 304 available at repository.
For additional archival material relating to Descant see Karen Mulhallen fonds (Accessions 425/88.6, 431/88.12, 487/91.1, 541.93.16, 542.93.17, 606/97.5).
Associated archival material relating to Descant located at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Karen Mulhallen Papers).
For related archival material relating to Jane Shen, see Jane Shen fonds at the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University.
MsC 304, 305