Fonds F0017 - Christie Harris fonds.

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Christie Harris fonds.


  • 1928-1999 (Creation)

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9.82 m of textual records and other material.

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Canadian author Christie Harris, née Irwin, was born November 21, 1907 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A., and moved as a small child to British Columbia. Died January 5, 2002 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 515, and Something about the author autobiography series, v. 10, 1990, p. 103-118.

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Acquired between 1975 and 2023. First accession officially presented to the University of Calgary by C. Harris at a ceremony on October 28, 1975.

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Fonds consists of the following Series: Correspondence; Manuscript; Published Works; Works on Christie Harris; Speaking Engagements and Workships; Works by Others; Awards; Notebooks and Diaries; Business Activities; Research; Miscellaneous.

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Includes a small appendix (MsC 263) of 15 items consisting of material relating to the B.C. Gas Lifetime Achievement Award given to C. Harris May 23, 1998 in a public investiture ceremony at the Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, B.C.

Accessions 531.9/36 and 533.9/38 ingested under MsC 16.

Acc 2023.02 added. Combined spreadsheet created. CLC April 2023.

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