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Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts fonds Subseries
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Personnel

This sub-series consists of personnel correspondence to and from CEECT, including graduate students and research assistants. This sub-series also contains job descriptions for the various research and administrative positions pertaining to CEECT.

CEECT hired numerous students and administrative support staff through the assistance of external SSHRC funding and internal funding from various departments at Carleton University. Additional funding came from the Work Study Program and Graduate Studies to employ undergraduate and graduate students.

General

This sub-series consists of the general correspondence as related to CEECT's research, including publicity correspondence with major Canadian newspapers.

CEECT support staff was in contact with academic institutions, such as museums, libraries, individual scholars, rare book dealers and collectors. Much of CEECT's research was conducted through general correspondence. This contact also served as a form of publicity for CEECT and its texts.

Editors

This sub-series consists of correspondence between the editors for each of the CEECT texts, including correspondence with museums, libraries, and major newspapers.

There were eleven editors for CEECT, one for each edition. Each editor was responsible for the text's introduction and appendices which contextualized the CEECT edition. The editors participated in numerous CEECT-related activities including but not exclusive to the 1983 CEECT conference and subsequent publications pertaining to the edited texts. The eleven editors included Michael A. Peterman, George L. Parker, Call Ballstadt, Mary Jane Edwards, Douglas R. Cronk, Donald Stephens, Rupert Schieder, Douglas G. Lochhead, John C. Stockdale, Gwendolyn Davies, and Malcolm Parks.

Carleton University

This sub-series consists of correspondence with Carleton University faculty and staff with a particular focus on funding.

CEECT conducted much of its business through and with Carleton University. Several departments at Carleton University contributed financially to CEECT; funds came from the Dean of Arts, the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of Social Sciences, and Dean of Science.

Carleton University Press

This sub-series consists of correspondence with Carleton University Press (CUP), including press catalogues.

Carleton University Press (CUP) published and launched each of CEECT's editions. Michael Gnarowski, Director of CUP, was a prominent figure in the publication process of these texts, and served on CEECT's Editorial Board.

Miscellaneous

This sub-series consists of correspondence with various departments at Carleton University, including the Organized Research Unit reports for CEECT and material related to the two CEECT conferences.

CEECT developed relationships with several different departments at Carleton University. CEECT was an Organized Research Unit that contributed to the field of early Canadian literature and scholarly editing. The project also participated in various international literary history programs such as the Canadian/Australian Histoire du Livre. CEECT contributed to the field of scholarly editing with its two conferences in 1983 and 1993, "CEECT Conference on Editorial Principles and Procedures."

CEECT related

This sub-series consists of correspondence related to CEECT-related activities including the Informal Colloquium.

CEECT invited and consulted American scholar David Nordloh on editorial principles in the early stages of the project. In 1981, CEECT held an Informal Colloquium between the CEECT Editorial Board and David Nordloh with a particular focus on the editorial practices that CEECT would employ with its editors and texts.

Editorial Board

This sub-series consists of minutes taken from the CEECT Editorial Board.

The Editorial Board was concerned primarily with the practicalities of editorial procedures specific to each CEECT text. The frequency of the Board's meetings varied; the Board's meetings were monthly in the beginning, and were held three of four times annually in later years.

The Backwoods of Canada

This sub-series includes material related to permission letters, processes, collations, and microfilm. The permission letter files consist of advertised requests and related correspondence for the original editions of The Backwoods of Canada.

Michael A. Peterman edited The Backwoods of Canada (1836) by Catharine Parr Traill in 1997, the eleventh CEECT scholarly text. This publication is abbreviated BAC throughout the CEECT fonds.

The Clockmaker

This sub-series includes collation material and microfilm pertaining to The Clockmaker. The microfilm file consists of twelve microfilm reels of The Clockmaker, Series One, Series two, Series Three as used for collation.

George L. Parker edited The Clockmaker, Series One, Two and Three (1836, 1838, 1840) by Thomas Chandler Haliburton in 1995, the tenth CEECT scholarly text. This publication is abbreviated SAM throughout the CEECT fonds.

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