About the fonds
James Feeley (1936-1993) was a librarian, communications specialist and bibliographer. His bibliography work focused specifically on the works of communication theorist Marshall McLuhan, a personal friend of Feeley’s. From 1962 until his death in 1993, Feeley worked on McLuhan’s bibliography, with help from McLuhan’s secretary Mrs. M. Stewart. Feeley collected monographs, copies of articles and newspaper clippings for the project and corresponded with McLuhan to verify facts and locate material. In 1966, Feeley was asked to serve as McLuhan’s link with the University of Toronto Press for the publication ofExplorations.
The James Feeley fonds contains files related to the compilation of the McLuhan bibliography, correspondence from McLuhan to Feeley, and files from Feeley’s work on the publication of Explorations.
The fonds has been arranged into 3 series:
- Bibliography working files, 1962-2006
- Letters to Feeley from Marshall McLuhan, 1964-1965, 1977
- Administrative and working files as Explorations Administrator, 1966-1970