Fonds SC116 - Robert Sward fonds

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Robert Sward fonds

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CA UVICARCH SC116

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  • 1937 - 1979 (Creation)

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70 cm of textual records and other material

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Robert Sward was born in Chicago. He obtained a B.A. from the University of Illinois and an M.A. from the University of Iowa. He was appointed Visiting Poet in the University of Victoria Department of Creative Writing in 1969, and also taught in the University of Victoria Department of English. Sward's publications include "Poems: New and Selected, 1957-1976", and the novel "Jurassic Shales" (1975). In 1970 he founded the Soft Press publishing company in Victoria. In the early 1970s Sward and Robin Skelton began collaborating on a book of poems "Callsigns and Hannah", but due to disagreements the collaboration was abandoned and Skelton completed the book on his own, publishing it as "Callsigns".

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The fonds consists of rough drafts and notes for Sward's poetry and prose fiction; publicity material for poetry readings given by Sward; correspondence relating to monetary appraisal of Sward's papers, correspondence between Sward and Wayne Carver, and correspondence regarding grants; Sward's daily journals, lecture notes and notebooks; publications, including magazines, brochures, chapbooks and booklets; Sward family photographs and photographs of Sward with friends and fellow writers, and slides of art works by Judith Sward; art work for publications by Soft Press; film, "The July Movie", by Frederick Edell; and, correspondence, essay and notebook of Irina Schestakowich.

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See also "Jean Paul Sartre's Existentialism and Human Emotions (1947, 1957), with marginalia from Robert Sward (1953, 1958)": http://omeka.library.uvic.ca/exhibits/show/movable-type/authorship/sartre-sward

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Includes ca. 220 photographs; ca. 260 slides; 2 film rolls.

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robert-sward-fonds-2

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Revised by JF, August 8, 2013.

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  • English

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