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Private Papers (Historical & Literary)

Archives & Special Collections hold the personal papers of a number of New Brunswick historical figures. The papers of notable New Brunswickers R.B. Bennett (c. 600,000 items) and Lord Beaverbrook (c. 90,000 items) are included. Among the holdings from the loyalist period are the papers of the Winslow Family and the Saunders Family. Also of note are the papers of Robert Hazen (jurist and politician); H.H. Stuart (social activist); Lilian Maxwell (local historian) and E. Tappan Adney (ethnologist).

UNB has long been involved in the collection of literary papers, especially those of New Brunswick authors. Of particular interest are the papers Charles G.D. Roberts, "the father of Canadian literature"; Louis Arthur Cunningham, prolific Saint John novelist; Fred Cogswell, former editor of The Fiddlehead; David Adams Richards, co-winner of the Giller Prize and twice winner of the Governor-General's Award; David Walker, twice winner of the Governor-General's Award; Stuart Trueman, humourist, winner of the Leacock Medal, and former editor-in-chief of the Telegraph Journal; Robert Gibbs, poet and retired UNB faculty member; Raymond Fraser, novelist, poet, and editor; and Nancy Bauer, novelist, editor, teacher, and mentor to writers.

Please consult Access to Collections for more information.

If you find a collection you which to consult onsite in our Winslow Reading room, please fill in and submit an Application for Use of Manuscripts.

Our focus is on university records and literary papers. The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (PANB) focuses on New Brunswick government records, genealogical records, and general New Brunswick history.