Fonds F0023 - Earle Birney fonds.

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Reference code

CA ACU SPC F0023

Title

Earle Birney fonds.

Date(s)

  • 1928-1969 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

1.375 m of textual records and other material.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Canadian poet, author and educator Alfred Earle Birney was born May 13, 1904 in Calgary, Alberta (then the Northwest Territories). Died September 3, 1995. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 122-123; and in Earle Birney : a life, by Elspeth Cameron (Toronto: Viking, 1994).

Archival history

Acquired in 1967 and 1969.

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

Fonds consists of the following series: correspondence; poetry; fiction; drama; prose; published work; works on Earle Birney; audio-visual; miscellaneous; and works by other authors.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

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Conditions governing access

Some items restricted.

Conditions governing reproduction

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    Script of material

      Language and script notes

      Physical characteristics and technical requirements

      Select sound recordings are available in digital format
      MsC 13, Box 7, 8

      Finding aids

      Print version of earliet accessions available.

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      Related units of description

      Associated archival material relating to E. Birney located at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, and Special Collections Division, University of British Columbia Library, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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      Note

      Title based on contents of the fonds.

      Note

      Includes 29 sound recordings, 67 photographs, 33 collages, 3 sketches and 0.0625 m of realia including baby moccasins and mountain goat horns.

      Alternative identifier(s)

      ckey

      2947240

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