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Fonds F0147 - James M. Moir fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0147
James M. Moir fonds.
- 1931-1998 (Creation)
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2.19 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
Canadian poet James "Mac" Moir was born in Owen Sound, Ontario, in 1914, raised on a ranch in the Saskatchewan Cypress Hills and moved to Calgary, Alberta, in 1950 where he died March 3, 1997. He was a Federal civil servant for 22 years who studied creative writing with Christopher Wiseman at the University of Calgary in the 1970s. His published works include two poetry collections (Family chronicle: poems and photographs of the Canadian West, 1978, and One shot at the night, 1996) as well as many poems published in anthologies, literary journals and school textbooks. He served as vice-president of the Calgary branch of the Canadian Authors Association for six years, poetry editor of the Alberta Diamond Jubilee Anthology, 1979, and poetry judge for two of the annual Canadian Authors Association National Awards. He was a member of the League of Canadian Poets, the Writers' Guild of Alberta and Haiku Canada. His work was featured on CBC Radio's Alberta Anthology and he gave many public readings. He won the Jessie Drummond Boyd Poetry Award in 1971 and Alberta Poetry Yearbook Prize in 1953, 1955, 1970, 1972 and 1985.
Donated by Marjorie D. Moir in 2005 and 2006.
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Fonds consists of correspondence; notebooks; manuscripts of poems and prose; published works including monographs and individual poems in journals and anthologies; works about J.M. Moir; material relating to conferences and workshops; scrapbook; miscellaneous; and works by other authors.
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Text in English.
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Includes 37 photographs; 5 audiocassettes; 1 videocassette; 1 digital video disk; and 2 sketches.