Fonds 99-012 - Wayland Drew fonds

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Wayland Drew fonds

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  • 1931-1995 (Creation)
    Drew, Wayland

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2.6 m of textual records and other materials

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Wayland Drew was born in 1932 in Oshawa, Ontario. He graduated with a B.A. Honours in 1957 from Victoria College at the University of Toronto. He majored in English Language and Literature. He married Gwendolyn Parrott in October of 1957. They had four children, Scott, Marda, Paula and Cindy. Drew raised his family in Port Perry, Ontario and Bracebridge, Ontario. Drew began to write short stories and poetry in high school and university. Drew's first published novel, "The Wabeno Feast," was released in 1973 by Anansi. Drew's interest in Canadian history, Native culture and social ecology comes through in this novel and his other works. "The Wabeno Feast" was republished in 1985 by General Publishing. Since "The Wabeno Feast," Drew has written eleven other books of fiction and non-fiction. These include the non-fiction books, "Superior: The Haunted Shore" (1975), "A Sea Within: the Gulf of St. Lawrence" (1984), both with photography by his friend, Bruce Litteljohn, and "Brown's Weir" (1983) with photography by his wife, Gwen. In the late 1970s, Drew was approached by a friend, Matthew Robbins, to write a novelization of the film script, "Corvette Summer." The novelization was released in conjuction with the film in 1978. Drew proceeded to write the novelizations of three other film scripts: "Dragonslayer" (1981), "Batteries Not Included" (1987), and "Willow" (1989). Drew produced a science-fiction trilogy, "The Erthring Cycle," in the mid-eighties. The titles include "The Memoirs of Alcheringia" (1984), "The Gaian Expedient" (1985), and "The Master of Norriya" (1986). His final novel, "The Halfway Man," was published in 1989 by Oberon. Drew wrote and published works of short fiction and non-fiction. Some of his early stories were published in "The Tamarack Review" and "Acta Victoriana." Later short fiction was published in collections such as "New Canadian Short Stories," "Anthology," "Islands of Hope," and "Once Upon a Time." Drew also wrote scripts for CBC radio and for a Ministry of Natural Resources film called "Places Out of Time" (1994). He also wrote short non-fiction for a variety of publications such as "Ontario Naturalist," "Alternatives," "The Illustrated Natural History of Canada," and "Green Teacher." Drew began teaching high school in Port Perry, Ontario, in 1961. He earned a teaching certificate by taking summer courses at the Ontario College of Education while teaching during the school year. As a teacher, he also worked at the Ministry of Education and Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School. Drew took leaves from teaching in order to write full time, though he also wrote part-time while teaching. He retired from teaching in 1994. In addition to writing and teaching, Drew was active in the community. He was president of the Historical Society of Bracebridge, and chair of the "Signs of Hope" environmental conference in 1991. Drew also gave numerous guest lectures and facilitated workshops. Drew's acomplishments were recognized formally twice in 1991. In October of that year, Drew was honoured with the Lieutenant-Governor's Award from the Conservation Council of Ontario. Later that month, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Trent University. Wayland Drew died on December 3, 1998.

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This fonds was created by and in the custody of Wayland Drew before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

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This fonds consists of correspondence, documents, and manuscripts. Included are personal letters, articles, essays, journals and daily planning books, research notes, drafts of books and plays in manuscript form (including an unpublished first novel), royalty statements, photographs and documentation on the novelizations of the films "Corvette Summer," "Dragonslayer," "Batteries Not Included," and "Willow". Also included are materials regarding the film, "Places Out of Time."

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This fonds was donated by Wayland Drew.


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Permission of the University Archivist required for access to Box 1, and Box 2 Folders 1-22.

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Large materials located in the Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 39.

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See also the collection of correspondence, 1961-1998, between Wayland Drew and his friend H. Allen Brooks: [Isolated Manuscripts #9]:

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Table of Contents

Series A: Correspondence, 1944-95

Series B: Published Texts - drafts and related papers, 1973-89

Subseries a: "The Wabeno Feast" 1973

Subseries b: "Superior: The Haunted Shore"

Subseries c: "Corvette Summer" 1978

Subseries d: "Dragonslayer" 1981

Subseries e: "Brown's Weir" 1983

Subseries f: "A Sea Within: the Gulf of St. Lawrence" 1984

Subseries g: "The Erthring Cycle" 1984-86

Subseries h: "Batteries Not Included" 1987

Subseries i: "Willow" 1988

Subseries j: "The Halfway Man" 1989

Series C: CBC Scripts, 1970s

Series D: Short fiction, poetry and unpublished novels, 1950-80

Series E: Short non-fiction, 1972-92 and undated

Series F: Other projects, 1969-95

Series G: Teaching, 1964-92

Series H: Personal, 1931-86

Box 1

Series A: Correspondence, 1944-95


  1. Correspondence - parents and grandparents, 1944-54

  2. Correspondence - parents and grandparents, 1948-67

  3. Correspondence - parents and grandparents, 1955-74

  4. Correspondence - parents and grandparents, 1974-81

  5. Correspondence - parents and grandparents, 1979-90

  6. Correspondence - cards from parents and grandparents, undated

  7. Correspondence - cards from parents and grandparents, undated

  8. Correspondence - Gwen and children, 1955-73(includes one photo [of Gwen?])

  9. Correspondence - cards from Gwen and children, undated

  10. Correspondence - Gwen, children and grandchildren, 1979-95

  11. Correspondence - Gwen, children and grandchildren, 1982-92

  12. Correspondence, Louise "Lou" Arnold, 1955-56

  13. Correspondence, Allen "Al" Brooks, 1961-77

  14. Correspondence, Canadian Broadcasting Company, 1961-84 See also Series C

(includes contracts and receipts)

  1. Correspondence, cards: birthday, graduation, Christmas, undated

  2. Correspondence - regarding Cobinosh Island Archaeological Site, 1976

  3. Correspondence - Tom Fairley (of Copp Clark Publishing Company), 1972

  4. Correspondence - Federation of Ontario Naturalists, 1973-76

  5. Correspondence - Fraser, Dingman and Co., 1954-55

  6. Correspondence - Gordon Fletcher Insurance Agency, 1959

  7. Correspondence - Grand Manan, 1981-84

  8. Correspondence - Paul Harris, 1956

  9. Correspondence - Fred and Barbara Linkon, 1951-61

  10. Correspondence - Bruce Litteljohn, 1971-93

  11. Correspondence - David McMullen, 1954-64

  12. Correspondence - Muskoka Sands - Canadian Albacore Association, 1972

  13. Correspondence - Nature Canada, 1978-79

  14. Correspondence - Oberon Press, 1972-74

  15. Correspondence - Ontario Arts Council, 1972-78 and undated

  16. Correspondence - Bill and Ann Petry, 1958-60

  17. Correspondence - regarding legal dispute, 1958-59 (includes two photos and one negative)

  18. Correspondence - Josephine Rogers (of Knowlton-Wing Inc.), 1971-72

  19. Correspondence - James "Jim" Sedler,

  20. Correspondence - Fred Seifert, 1958-61

  21. Correspondence - Truslove and Hanson, 1973-75

  22. Correspondence - Arthur "Art" Wilson, 1953-62

  23. Correspondence - Arthur "Art" Wilson, 1957-69

  24. Correspondence - Daniel "Danny" Wilson, 1955-64

  25. Correspondence - Louis "Lou" Wilson, 1958-64

  26. Correspondence - Writer's Union of Canada, 1873-87

  27. Correspondence - general, 1945-70 and undated

  28. Correspondence - general, 1952-60

  29. Correspondence - general, 1952-60 and undated

  30. Correspondence - general, 1952-72 and undated

  31. Correspondence - general, 1959-65 and undated

  32. Correspondence - general, 1953-70

  33. Correspondence - general, 1956-71

  34. Correspondence - general, 1958-79

  35. Correspondence - general, 1971-73

Loose in box: one letter from Art [Wilson] written on birch bark

Box 2


  1. Correspondence - general, 1974

  2. Correspondence - general, 1975

  3. Correspondence - general, 1976 (includes 3 photos)

  4. Correspondence - general, 1977 (includes 2 photos)

  5. Correspondence - general, 1978

  6. Correspondence - general, 1979 (includes 1 photo)

  7. Correspondence - general, 1980 (includes 1 photo)

  8. Correspondence - general, 1981 (includes 6 photos)

  9. Correspondence - general, 1982 (includes 3 photos)

  10. Correspondence - general, 1983 (includes 3 photos)

  11. Correspondence - general, 1984 (includes colour photocopies of 12 photos)

  12. Correspondence - general, 1985 (includes 3 photos)

  13. Correspondence - general, 1986(includes colour photocopies of 12 photos)

  14. Correspondence - general, 1987 (includes 1 photo and 7 Margaret Laurence obituaries)

  15. Correspondence - general, 1988

  16. Correspondence - general, 1989 (includes 2 photos)

  17. Correspondence - general, 1990

  18. Correspondence - general, 1991

  19. Correspondence - general, 1992

  20. Correspondence - general, 1993 (includes 3 photos)

  21. Correspondence - general, 1994

  22. Correspondence - general, 1995 (includes 3 photos)

Materials in folder 22a added in 2011; received through donation from Grant Stephenson

22a. Correspondence - four letters plus one email sent by Wayland Drew (Buster) to Grant Stephenson, 1996-1998; also newspaper clippings re Drew's graduation from Victoria Colege

Series B:

Published texts - drafts and related papers, 1973-89 Subseries a: "The Wabeno Feast" (1973)

  1. "Anastomoses" - an early draft of "The Wabeno Feast," undated

Box 3


  1. "The Wabeno Feast" pps. 1-152 of early draft, undated

  2. "The Wabeno Feast" pps. 153-293 of early draft, undated

  3. "The Wabeno Feast" comments for drafts

Box 4


  1. Correspondence regarding "The Wabeno Feast," 1971-72

  2. Correspondence with Anansi Press and General Publishing regarding "The Wabeno Feast," 1971-87

  3. Correspondence with Anansi Press regarding "The Wabeno Feast," 1972-82

  4. "The Wabeno Feast" reviews, 1973 and undated (includes 2 photos)

  5. A small replica of a canoe made by Gwen for the cake at the publication party for "The Wabeno Feast"

  6. Guest registry for "The Wabeno Feast" reception at the Oshawa Public Library, June 14, 1973

  7. Canada Council correspondence, 1969-74

  8. National Film Board correspondence regarding the possibility of making a film based on "The Wabeno Feast," 1972-75

Subseries b: "Superior: The Haunted Shore" - with photographs by Bruce Litteljohn (1974) Box 4 Folder: 9. "Superior" - preliminary notes, 1973-74 and undated

  1. Index cards of research done for "Superior," undated (includes 2 photos and a piece of wood from the old lighthouse at Michipicoten Island)

  2. "The Saulteur - Ojibwa Fishery at Sault Ste. Marie" by Graham MacDonald, with letter, undated

  3. Henry Halls - correspondence, 1974

  4. Piece of birch bark from cave at Brule

  5. Sault Ste. Marie research

  6. Batchawana research

  7. Michipicoten Island research

  8. Michipicoten research

  9. Pukaskwa research

  10. Schreiber research

  11. Heron Bay research

  12. Black Bay research

  13. Sibley research

  14. Thunder Bay research

  15. "Lake Superior: The Haunted Shore" - early draft, undated

  16. "Superior" - correspondence, 1974-75 (includes 4 photos)

  17. "Superior" - reviews and correspondence, 1975-77

  18. "Superior" - correspondence, royalty statements, press clippings, 1975-91

Subseries c: "Corvette Summer" (1978)

  1. "Stingray" - correspondence and press clippings regarding "Corvette Summer," 1977-79 and undated (includes 6 photos)

  2. Ten publicity stills from the film

  3. Ten publicity stills from the film

  4. "Stingray" film script by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins, 1977

  5. "Stingray" - draft of Drew's novelization, undated

Subseries: d: "Dragonslayer" (1981)

  1. "Dragonslayer" - draft with editing, submitted March 1980

  2. "Dragonslayer" film script by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins, 1980

  3. "Dragonslayer" press clippings, 1981

  4. Seventeen photos pertaining to the production of the film

  5. Eight photos, one note, a 1981 "Dragonslayer" comic and a 1981 issue of "Cinefex" journal

  6. "Dragonslayer" correspondence, notes, stickers and drawings

Box 5


  1. "Dragonslayer" correspondence, outline, publicity, reviews, royalty statements, 1979-90 and undated (includes 2 photos)

  2. List of questions young students had for Drew regarding "Dragonslayer" and "Willow"

(Box 5a Loose on Shelf: Twelve

Subseries e: "Brown's Weir" - with photos by Gwendolyn Drew (1983)

  1. Index cards of "Brown's Weir" notes, undated

  2. "Brown's Weir" - first draft, July-August 1982

  3. "Brown's Weir" - correspondence, royalty statements, press clippings, 1982-89

  4. Eight photographs from the Public Archives of Canada

  5. "Brown's Weir" photography file - 77 photographs

Subseries: f: "A Sea Within: the Gulf of St. Lawrence" - Text by Drew, Photography by Bruce Litteljohn (1984)

  1. "The Gulf" - draft of "A Sea Within," undated

  2. Index cards of "A Sea Within" research, undated

  3. Correspondence regarding Canada Council, 1977-84

  4. Correspondence and agreements regarding "A Sea Within," 1982

  5. "A Sea Within" - correspondence, royalty statements and related papers, 1981-92

  6. Twenty-two envelopes of negatives from "A Sea Within" research trips, processed 1977-78

  7. One hundred and twenty-five photographs

  8. Two hundred and seventeen photographs

  9. Papers pertaining to the Kodak law suit regarding "A Sea Within," 1981-84

  10. "A Sea Within" - post-publication papers (includes royalty statements, correspondence), 1983-91

  11. "Letters from the Gulf," undated

Subseries g: "The Erthring Cycle" - a trilogy (1984-86)

  1. "The Memoirs of Alcheringia" - draft with editing, undated

  2. "The Memoirs of Alcheringia" - royalty statements, correspondence, publicity and articles pertaining to the function of the brain, 1983-86 includes "The Master's Map of Norriya"

  3. "The Gaian Expedient" - draft with editing, June 1985

Box 6


  1. "The Gaian Expedient - Editorial" - includes letters from readers and colleagues, press clippings, handwritten notes and purchase orders, 1981-85 and undated

  2. "The Gaian Expedient" - handwritten notes, royalty statements and reviews, 1985 and undated

  3. "The Master of Norriya" - draft with editing, undated

  4. "The Master of Norriya" - publicity, handwritten notes and an outline of the novel, 1986 and undated

  5. "The Master of Norriya - Editorial" - correspondence, 1985-86

  6. "The Erthling Cycle - Del Rey Fantasy" - royalty statements, correspondence, reviews, Agreement between Drew and Ballantine Books, handwritten notes, Ballantine/Del Rey June 1985 catalogue and outline of "The First Door," 1982-91 and undated

Subseries h:"Batteries Not Included" (1987)

  1. "Batteries Not Included" - drafts of Drew's novelization of the screenplay, March-April 1987

Box 7


  1. "Batteries Not Included" screenplay by Brad Bird, Matthew Robbins, Brent Maddock and S.S. Wilson, July 22, 1986

  2. "Batteries Not Included" - correspondence, publicity, notes and Agreement between Drew and MCA Publishing, 1987-88

  3. Fifteen publicity stills from the film

  4. Fifteen publicity stills from the film

  5. Fifteen publicity stills from the film

  6. Fifteen publicity stills from the film

  7. Fifteen publicity stills from the film

  8. Fifteen publicity stills from the film

  9. Fourteen publicity stills from the film

Subseries i: "Willow" (1988)

  1. "Willow" - draft of Drew's novelization, May-July, 1987

  2. "Willow" - draft of screenplay by Bob Dolman, April 1, 1987

  3. Twelve publicity stills from the film

  4. Twelve publicity stills from the film

  5. Nine publicity stills from the film

  6. "Willow" publicity (includes two issues of "Lucas Film Fan Club" magazine)

  7. "Willow" - post-production - includes royalty statements, correspondence, press clippings, notes and eighteen color photocopies of story board drawings, 1987-94 and undated

Box 8


  1. "Willow" - correspondence and notes, 1987-88 and undated

Subseries j: "The Halfway Man" (1989)

  1. "The Spit" - draft of "The Halfway Man," [July-August 1986]

  2. Oberon Press - correspondence and agreements, 1987-90

  3. "Inviting the Guides" - notes, correspondence, press clippings and twenty-one photos pertaining to "The Halfway Man," 1985-86

  4. "Inviting the Guides" - correspondence, notes, publicity and press clippings pertaining to "The Halfway Man," 1987-89 and undated

  5. "The Halfway Man Publication Notes" - royalty statements, correspondence, reviews, student essay written about "The Halfway Man," playbill for production of a play, "Many Arms, A Story of Greed," based on "The Halfway Man" and nine photos, 1989-93

  6. Caravan Stage Company - correspondence regarding the production of a play based on "The Halfway Man" and playbills, 1989-90

  7. "The Legend of Many Arms" - excerpt from "The Halfway Man" printed in "Arthur," November 10, 1987

  8. Canada Council correspondence regarding "The Halfway Man," 1974-87

  9. "Bush and Salon" - correspondence with Robert Weaver regarding Drew's scripts commissioned to the CBC and aired on "Bush and Salon," 1971-75

  10. "Farini" - Minnesota Historical Society - correspondence and a story, "A Minnesota Visit," 1972-73 and undated

  11. "Farini" - research notes, correspondence, negatives and one photo of Farini from the Ontario Archives [circa 1870s?], 1959-72

Box 8


In box:

  1. Audio reel of "Tanner" broadcast on CBC radio, December 19, 1972

  2. Audio reel of "Matonnabbee" broadcast on CBC radio, May 17, 1974

  3. Audio reel of "Widow's Walk" broadcast on CBC radio, undated

Box 9


  1. "Farini" script for CBC radio, March 1974

  2. "Tanner" script for CBC radio, undated

  3. "The Great Seal Hunt" - program prepared for Drew for CBC radio show, "This Land" with correspondence and research notes, 1971

  4. "The Wolseley Expedition" - research notes and correspondence pertaining to Drew's commissioned script, 1975 and undated

  5. "The Wolseley Expedition" script for CBC radio, June 1975

  6. "A Servant of the Company" script for CBC radio, 1972

  7. "Some Account of Matonabbee" notes

  8. "Some Account of Matonabbee" script for CBC radio, undated

Box 10

D: Short fiction, poetry and unpublished novels, 1950-80


  1. Poetry, [1950-52]

  2. "The Terrible Fate of Joshua Sibbs" (includes the November 1956 issue of "Acta" in which this story was published)

  3. "Two Shadows" - draft of story broadcast on the CBC radio show, "On Campus," January 16, 1957

  4. "The Thunder's Roll" - draft of an unpublished novel, journal entries ("The Progress of a Novel"), and a letter to Dr. Millar MacClure, undated

  5. "To Raise a Child" - with correspondence, 1957

  6. "Summer Thing"

  7. "They Starve," with correspondence, 1960

  8. "A Wink of April (She Was Tender and Herself)," July 1965

  9. "A Wink of April," revised and with correspondence, March 1966

  10. "A Wide Place in the Road," February 1966

  11. "The Wonderful World of the Spider," November 1961

  12. "A View for the Afternoon," 1966

  13. "A Song for Nativity"

  14. "The Troubadours of Time," with notes, 1969

  15. A story in two notebooks, 1969

  16. "A Vague Circumference" notes

  17. "A Vague Circumference" poetry

  18. "A Vague Circumference" five chapters of an unpublished novel, undated

  19. "Something for the Soul"

  20. "Still Life," "Out of a Clear Blue Sky" and related papers, 1955-56

  21. Poems/Stories, 1954

  22. "Renwick"

  23. "Problems and Solutions"

  24. Poems, autumn 1965

  25. Poems, 1966

  26. Poetry, summer 1956

  27. "Peter Morel"

  28. "Paul's Tale"

  29. "Paula" (includes correspondence with Robert Weaver of CBC, 1957)

  30. "Poor John" and "Overdrive," undated

  31. "Michele," undated

  32. "More Lives Than One," undated

  33. "Joust" (includes correspondence with Robert Weaver of CBC, 1961-62)

  34. "It Never Rains on Holidays"

  35. "I Should Be Glad of Another Death," 1965

  36. "Hero"

  37. "An Honest Living"

  38. "Evered"

  39. "The Dykes are Down," 1965

  40. "The Church Window"

  41. "Come at the Cocktail Hour"

  42. "Drains"

  43. "The Deathmocker"

  44. "All You Have"

  45. "Arabesque"

  46. "The Fourth for Bridge" (includes correspondence with CBC, 1960)

  47. "All You'll Ever Know" (includes correspondence with various publications 1958-59)

  48. "Bernice"

  49. "Beat No Drums for Him," 1958 (includes correspondence from "The Tamarack Review" 1959

  50. "The Public Man, the Private Man"

  51. "Jimmy Bond"

  52. "Gentlemen's Agreement"

  53. "Fullerton File"

  54. "Grand Manan," July 1970

  55. "An Internal Matter," 1972

  56. "Homage to Axiel Hoeniger," 1972

  57. "Wood," with correspondence, 1973

  58. "The Marsden Prize" with correspondence, 1973 and undated

  59. "A Very Simple Operation"

  60. "Requiem for the Pinguinus Impennis"

  61. "Miss Derby's Room"

  62. Novel, 1971

  63. Novel, 1972-3

  64. Novel, 1973

  65. "Settling," draft of an unpublished novel, 1972-73

  66. "Settling," notes

Box 11


  1. "The Antiarch/Piranesi," 1974

  2. "The Antiarchs," draft of an unpublished novel, 1973-74

  3. "The Gargantua" notes and correspondence, 1978 and undated

  4. "Emma"

  5. "Widow's Walk"

  6. "New Canadian Short Stories" - correspondence, 1971-72

  7. Correspondence and textual materials pertaining to "Erratic," "Seasons," Winter 1980

  8. Correspondence, royalty statements and textual materials pertaining to "The Old Soul," "Once Upon a Time" ed. Lester Del Rey and Risa Kessler, 1989-94 and undated

Series E : Short non-fiction, 1972-92

  1. Correspondence and textual materials pertaining to "Killing Wilderness," "Ontario Naturalist," September 1972 and "Trumpeter," Winter 1986 (includes "Technological Society, Wilderness and the Individual")

  2. Correspondence and textual materials pertaining to "Wilderness and Limitation," "The Canadian Forum," February 1973

  3. Correspondence and textual materials pertaining to "Toward an Ecological Conscience," "Ontario Naturalist," June 1973

  4. Correspondence and textual materials pertaining to "Wilderness and Culture," "Alternatives," 1974 (includes notes for lecture of the same title which preceded the article, presented at Trent University, March 1974

  5. Correspondence and textual materials pertaining to "The North Shore: Keeping it Dangerous," "Ontario Naturalist," December 1974

  6. Correspondence and textual materials pertaining to "Mammals: General Characteristics" chapter of "The Nature of Mammals," 1974

  7. Correspondence and textual materials pertaining to "Mammals: Lifestyles" chapter of "The Nature of Mammals," 1974

  8. Correspondence and textual materials pertaining to "Fish: General Characteristics" chapter of "The Nature of Fish," 1974

  9. "English and Anarchy"

  10. "The Whites of Our Eyes" - draft and notes, undated

  11. Correspondence and textual materials pertaining to "La Grande Baie," "Nature Canada," April/June 1979

Box 12


  1. Correspondence and textual materials pertaining to "The Bark Canoe" 1984 and undated

  2. Correspondence and textual materials pertaining to "Laughter in the Labyrinth: Wilderness and Soul," "Islands of Hope," ed. Bruce Litteljohn, 1988-90 and undated

  3. "Native Studies and Green Teaching," "Green Teacher," [1992]

Series F: Other projects, 1969-95

  1. Papers pertaining to concerns about the spread of rabies and a bounty placed on foxes, 1969-70

  2. Papers pertaining to a lecture presented to the Save Quetico Club at Lakehead University, February 1971

  3. Correspondence and textual material pertaining to writing workshop facilitated by Drew for ten young fiction writers from Oshawa and Whitby, 1973-74 (the anthology, "After Much Deliberation," was a product of this workshop)

  4. "The Uses of Illiteracy" - paper presented to the Oshawa University Women's Club." April 1974

  5. Grant application and correspondence regarding an archaeology project, 1976

  6. Missinaibi River Park Reserve Study, 1978

  7. Bracebridge Bay Park Plaques, 1980

  8. Correspondence and notes pertaining to aircraft pollution and Port Perry/Scugog, 1971 and undated

  9. School Librarianship - correspondence and notes pertaining to Drew's contribution to the University of Toronto's Faculty of Education, 1980-81 and undated

  10. "On Bibliotropy" - paper presented to The Friends of the Bata Library, Trent University, October 1985

  11. "An Evening with Lucretia Carp" - papers regarding talk given to the Bracebridge Lions Club, November 1985

  12. Harmony Foundation of Canada, 1986-89

  13. Earthwatch talk notes, undated

  14. "Nationalism and Canadian Fiction" - talk given to Lyceum Club, October 1973

  15. "Reflection on the Notion of Primitive" - talk given to Oshawa Unitarians, November 1974

  16. Papers pertaining to forestry seminar, 1970-71

  17. Ernest Thompson Seton - papers pertaining to project proposed to the CBC, 1978-79 (includes one reproduction of a photo of Seton as well as seven reproductions of Seton's art and a script outline)

  18. "The Harmony of the Indian Year" - correspondence and textual materials pertaining to essay written for "Nature 78" Calendar

  19. "Temagami 1966" - sketch book, undated

  20. "Signs of Hope" Conference papers, 1991

  21. "On Mystery, Optimism and the Bush," notes from guest lecture at Trent University, April 1993

  22. "Feeling Landscape" paper presented at the Kumbayah Conference, Toronto, March 5, 1994

  23. "Environment/Wilderness" - lecture notes, undated

  24. Papers regarding "Writing and the Land" workshop facilitated by Drew at the Thunder Bay Public Library, April 1992

  25. "Places Out of Time" - draft of film script, revised February 1993

  26. Papers pertaining to "Places Out of Time," 1991-95 and undated

Series G: Teaching, 1964-92

  1. Muskoka Board of Education, 1976

  2. Muskoka Board of Education, 1976-77

  3. Muskoka Board of Education, 1977-78

  4. Muskoka Board of Education, 1978-79

  5. Muskoka Board of Education, 1979-80

  6. Muskoka Board of Education, 1980-81

  7. Muskoka Board of Education, 1981-82

  8. Muskoka Board of Education, 1982-83

  9. Muskoka Board of Education, 1983-84 (includes one class photo)

  10. Muskoka Board of Education, 1984-85

  11. Muskoka Board of Education, 1985-86 (includes one group photo)

  12. Muskoka Board of Education, 1987-88

  13. Muskoka Board of Education, 1988-89

  14. Muskoka Board of Education, 1989-90

  15. Muskoka Board of Education, 1990-92

  16. Muskoka Board of Education "Buy-Out" Proposal, 1989

  17. Muskoka Secondary Teachers' Strike, 1985

  18. Papers regarding Drew's leaves of absence, 1982-91

  19. "The Ink Blot" - high school typescript anthologies, 1964-65

Series H: Personal, 1931-86

  1. Assorted high school mementos

  2. Letters written by Drew's father, Ezra Wilson Drew, 1931-32

  3. "1947 Canoe Trip"

  4. High school diplomas and certificates, 1946-53

  5. Miscellaneous papers, 1950s

  6. Camping papers, 1944-54 and undated

  7. Camping papers, 1948-52 and undated

  8. Three notebooks, undated

  9. Four handbooks, one address book and three note books, 1953-57 and undated

  10. Miscellaneous cards and memberships, 1950-60 and undated

  11. Photographs and negatives, undated

  12. Black and white photo of Gwen, undated

  13. Marriage certificate and wedding invitation, October 18, 1957

  14. Trip journals, 1984-86

  15. Two photos of a pictograph

  16. Press clippings about Drew

  17. Art by Gwen, Marda and Scott, 1980

Loose in box: one plastic case holding four computer discs used for "Places Out of Time" project and three Toronto Conservatory of Music certificates, rolled, 1946-53

Large materials cabinet: Drawer 39


  1. Poster for Austin Willis talk, undated

  2. Poster for Professor MacLure talk, undated

  3. Poster for "Grand Ol' Opry Matinee"

  4. Poster for "The Willow and I"

  5. Publicity poster for "Superior: The Haunted Shore"

  6. Publicity poster for "Dragonslayer"

  7. Publicity poster for "Dragonslayer"

  8. Publicity poster for "Dragonslayer"

  9. Publicity poster for "Dragonslayer"

  10. Set and props drawing for "Willow"

  11. Set and props drawing for "Willow"

  12. Set and props drawing for "Willow"

  13. Set and props drawing for "Willow"

  14. Set and props drawing for "Willow"

  15. Set and props drawing for "Willow"

  16. Set and props drawing for "Willow"

  17. Set and props drawing for "Willow"

  18. Set and props drawing for "Willow"

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Includes ca. 442 photographs, 9 posters, and 9 drawings.

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