Canadian author. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on March 20, 1907. Died on November 7, 1990. Biographical information available in The
Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 705-707; and in Hugh MacLennan : a writer's life / by Elspeth Cameron (Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1981).
Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts of addresses, reviews, television script, novel, essays and articles; scrapbooks; newsclippings; works on H. MacLennan; and miscellaneous material. Three small appendices of material (MsC 28, 29, 30) relating to H. MacLennan and acquired from other sources include correspondence, speech and published items.
Previously known as Hugh MacLennan papers.
Acquired in several accessions between 1973 and 1992. MsC 28-30 donated by Robert M. Stamp, Elspeth Cameron and Peter Miller, respectively.
Text in English.
No restrictions on access. H. MacLennan's works in this fonds are copyright by the University of Calgary.
Published inventory (for MsC 14) The Hugh MacLennan papers. - (Canadian archival inventory series, no. 1). - Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1986. Biocritical essay by Elspeth Cameron. MsC 28-30 described as appendices in the published inventory. File level inventory for Accession 380/86.2 available at repository.
Associated archival material relating to H. MacLennan located at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., and at Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University Libraries, Montreal, Quebec.
For additional archival material relating to H. MacLennan see entry under Louise Gareau-Des Bois (Accession 506/92.4). Five additional letters (1971 August 25 - 1979 March 2) from H. MacLennan to K. Jean Cottam relating to the hiring controversy in Canadian Universities donated by K.J. Cottam in 1996. (MsC 272). One additional letter (1961 September 5) from H. MacLennan to Ellen Jaffe offering advice about writing donated by E. Jaffe in 2001. This accession also includes letter from E. Jaffe (2001 February 5) to Apollonia Steele, Special Collections librarian, University of Calgary, explaining the context of the letter from H. MacLennan, and a poem, Water children, by E. Jaffe. (MsC 273).
MsC 14, 28, 29, 30, 272, 273
Acc 380/86.2, 511/92.9