Fonds F0128 - Katherine Govier fonds.

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Katherine Govier fonds.


  • 1973-2023 (Creation)

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22.03 m of textual records and other material.

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Canadian author and journalist Katherine Govier was born in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 4, 1948. Biographical information available in Contemporary Canadian authors, v. 1, p. 171-173; and The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 485.

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Donated by Katherine Govier between 1999 and 2013, and in 2023

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Fonds consist of correspondence; notebooks; manuscripts of novels, short stories, articles, radio and television scripts, stage play, speeches, book reviews, travel anthologies and miscellaneous manuscript material; proposals for various projects; material relating to Writers in Electronic Residence and Writers' Development Trust ; published works; works on K. Govier; and university and teaching related material, promotional material, financial and legal documents, research documents, and conference material.

Also includes records relating to The Shoe Project, an organization initiated by Govier that held workshops on writing and performances for immigrant women to describe their experiences.

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      Text in English.

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      Includes ca 400 photographs, ca 50 slides, 25 audio cassettes, 17 videocassettes, 2 audio discs, 16 computer discs, 4 posters, 4 photo negatives.


      Further accruals expected.

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