Fonds F0059 - Descant fonds.

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Descant fonds.


  • 1971-1998 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

12.22 m of textual records. - 0.82 m of graphic records.

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Archival history

Acquired in several accessions between 1983 and 1999. MsC 305, consisting of a file of artwork and published works of Béla Egyedi, donated by Danielle Gauthier in 2004; filed in Msc 304, Box 47.9-54.3 (oversize).

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Fonds consists of the following series: correspondence; financial; administration; promotion and marketing; manuscripts and artwork; and creative files.

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Some files restricted.

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Text in English.

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File level inventory for MsC 304 available at repository.

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For additional archival material relating to Descant see Karen Mulhallen fonds (Accessions 425/88.6, 431/88.12, 487/91.1, 541.93.16, 542.93.17, 606/97.5).

Associated archival material relating to Descant located at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Karen Mulhallen Papers).

For related archival material relating to Jane Shen, see Jane Shen fonds at the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University.

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