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Northrop Frye Collection
Victoria University, E.J. Pratt Library

Frye, Northrop; Criticism, Literary; Style

While some items were acquired from Northrop Frye beginning in 1967, much of the collection was acquired from Frye's estate following his death in 1991.

A comprehensive collection of correspondence, literary manuscripts, published work, professional and personal writings, photographs and audio-visual materials of this world-renowned scholar and professor of English. There are, in addition, over 2000 monographs annotated by Frye in the collection. The Library continues to collect Frye's works in translation, new Frye criticism, new editions of Frye's texts, and associated audiovisual items.


2,500 monographs, 8 serials; 8 pamphlets, 933 photographs, 62 sound cassettes, 13 sound tape reels, 4 film reels, 13, video cassettes, 18.5225 m of textual records.

Bibliographic Access
The monograph collection is catalogued and can be searched through the University of Toronto online catalogue.The annotated book collection can also be searched separately at:

Physical Access
The collection is housed in a special collections area. Materials are available to the public with identification. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: At the discretion of the librarian.

Reprography: At the discretion of the librarian.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
Guide to the Northrop Frye Papers. Compiled by Dolores A. Signori. Victoria University Library, Toronto, 1993. Also at