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Fonds F0020 - Leona Gom fonds.

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CA ACU SPC F0020

Title

Leona Gom fonds.

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  • 1959-2003 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4.82 m of textual records.

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Biographical history

Canadian poet and novelist Leona Gom was born in Fairview, Alberta, on August 29, 1946. Biographical information available in The feminist companion to literature in English : women writers from the Middle Ages to the present, p. 437; and Who's who in Canadian literature 1987-88, p. 128.

Archival history

Acquired between 1992 and 2007.

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Fonds consists of correspondence; research material; manuscripts, ranging from rough to final drafts, of poems, poetry collections, short stories and novels; scrapbook; promotional material for poetry readings; and published works.
Likely the last accrual (Acc. 2016.024) of 4 boxes of material, with a date range of 1973-2008, was received in 2016. It includes manuscripts, correspondence and research for last novel Exclusion Principle (box 1-2), correspondence relating to novels, Hating Gladys, After Image, Double Negative, and Freeze Frame as well as a poetry collection Collected Poems. There are also notes for an early film script and early radio plays. Also included are some contracts, reviews of her work in newspapers and other publications, interviews and readings she gave for the media including CBC and the National Film Board which are recorded on audio cassette tapes, film (NFB), and VHS. Ms. Gom maintained a separate general correspondence series which she divided in literary and personal correspondence.

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Accession 2016.024: 7 folders in box 4 of personal and literary correspondence are closed for the author's life time.

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Text in English.

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Further accruals expected.

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