Gustafson Collection

Collection Type: 
  • Canadiana
  • Author's Collections
Special Collection: 
Yes

Donated in 1998 by Mrs. Betty Gustafson, this collection consists of the personal library of Ralph Gustafson, Canadian poet and professor at Bishop's University. Included are some 600 volumes relating to poetry, literature and literary criticism in Canada. Gustafson received the 1974 Governor-General's award for poetry, for Fire on stone, and also the Order of Canada. In addition, he was an important anthologist of writings by other Canadians.

Items from the Gustafson Collection are listed in QCAT. There also is a print checklist of the collection, available in the Jordan Library. NOTE: The Gustafson fonds of correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs is in the Queen's Archives.

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