An archival collection consists of records (or primary sources) associated with a specific author—manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other materials:
It may be necessary to search several archival databases to locate a collection associated with a specific writer or a poet:
Archeion (Archives Association of Ontario)
The best resource to use for locating archival records in collections within Ontario.
Archives Canada (Canadian Council of Archives)
A gateway to holdings in many archival repositories in Canada.
Directory of Canadian Archives (Canadian Council of Archives)
A database of Canadian repositories and their archival holdings.
Directory of Special Collections of Research Value in Canadian Libraries (Library and Archives Canada)
The resources provides a list of collections in Canadian libraries (however it is no longer updated).