Series F001/G - Manuscripts, poems, articles, and essays

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Manuscripts, poems, articles, and essays

General material designation

  • Textual record
  • Graphic material

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the content of the series.

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1935-1996 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

2.46 m of textual records
1 print : poster, b&w ; 60.4 x 77.4 cm

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(March 12, 1912-January 4, 2006)

Custodial history

Scope and content

Series contains unpublished and published poems, manuscripts, articles and essays written by Irving Layton. Material consists of copies of poems, poems that were to be included in an Anthology of Student Verse that was never published, and signed copies of offprints. The series also contains a forward to Layton’s published work For My Brother Jesus, an introduction to the Korean Poet Kim Yang-Sik, Layton’s poem “Suzanne” and chapter titled “Irving” in A Soviet Odyssey and forwards from Wynne Francis, David O’Rourke, and Northorp Frye. Also included are edited drafts of poems and manuscripts contained in Layton’s numerous publications including: Balls for a One-Armed Juggler, Nail Polish, The Gucci Bag, Waiting for the Messiah, and Final Reckoning: Poems 1982-1986. The material also includes poetry written to Layton by admirers and published poetry about Layton.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


A poster signed by Powe has been removed from 22-9 and can be found in the map cabinet.

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

The originals of file ILC-002-08 “Poems by Layton” can be found at the McGill University Archives.

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions



Level of detail


Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres