Collected Northrop Frye records

Title: Collected Northrop Frye records
Dates of Material:
19 cm of textual records
1 drawing: pencil and black ink
Scope and content

Series consists of records collected from various sources that were created/accumulated by Northrop Frye or are related to him: includes general correspondence, 1946–1990, University of Toronto correspondence, 1933–1937, photographs, 1986–[1988?], correspondence relating to honary degrees and awards, 1961–1963, reviews, bibliographies, articles and collected essays, [195–?]–2001 and a cartoon drawing by Philip Street for the University of Toronto's The Newspaper in 1982 showing Frye as Yoda.

2007.07, Box 1
General correspondence
11Hoeniger, David1946-1972

18 sent 1946-1972

12Fennell, William1962, 1984

2 sent 1962, 1984

13Cook, Eleanor1977-1990

22 sent 1977-1990

14Elder, Jean1986, 1988

2 sent 1986, 1988 (file includes addresses and other material relating to Northrop and Helen Frye)

15Photograph [1988?]

b&w, [1988?]
P1 Diploma for honorary degree received from University of Bologna

16Northrop Frye stamp, design based on photo by Lutz Dille, issued by Canada Post (2001?) 2001
16Photocopy of photograph of Frye at desk with four students standing behind1986
Honorary degrees and awards
17Correspondence relating to Frye serving on Governor General's Literary Awards committee1961-1963
Reviews, bibliographies, articles and collected essays
18Correspondence re nomination of Frye for Nobel Prize in literature, 19861986
19"Living with a legend" by Roseann Runte[ca. 1997]
110"Usiad" epic poem satire featuring a character based on Frye[195-?]
Centre and Labyrinth : Essays in Honour of Northrop Frye ("Fryefest")
113University of Toronto Press1981-1983
115Costs/paperback edition1982-1990
116Various printed material and correspondence about Frye, including the memorial service1991-2001
2008.14, Box 1
University of Toronto correspondence
11Certificate of graduation from University of Toronto and statement of academic record1933
12Teaching appointment1937
13Royal Society of Canada award payment1937
Reviews, bibliographies,articles and collected essays
14Anecdotes and stories about Frye compiled for a proposed published collection by Jane Widdicombe, 1993 (includes Roseanne Runte material added in 1999)1993, 1999
2008.14, Box 2
2"Northrop Frye as Yoda taken from a cartoon in University of Toronto's The Newspaper" by Philip Street. 1982

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2Drawings of Northrop Frye1982, 1985, [1980-1989?]

Drawings were donated by Professor Ted Rathé.  

2024.01, Box 1
12John Ayre to Hugh Moorhouse1979

Letter from John Ayre to Hugh Moorhouse regarding Ayre’s book Northrop Frye: A Biography.

13Robert Denham to Hugh Moorhouse1994

Letters from Robert Denham to Hugh Moorhouse regarding Denham’s work editing Frye’s notebooks. Includes a two-page essay of Moorhouse’s reminiscences titled “Re Northrop Frye: Memories of Hugh Moorhouse”.