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Fonds F0133 - Murdoch Burnett fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0133
Murdoch Burnett fonds.
- 1960-1968, (1971)-2002 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
ca 3.95 m of textual records.
Name of creator
Canadian poet, community activist, performance artist and editor Murdoch Maclean Burnett was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1953, the seventh of eleven children. Began writing poetry in 1971 and first performed publically in 1975 at the Alberta College of Art. Has lectured and instructed at local high schools, Alberta College of Art and Design, Mount Royal College and the University of Calgary. An active member of the alternative or counter culture, he has been involved in writing and editing a number of papers, magazines and literary collectives, producing performances of others such as William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, drumming in two rock bands, acting in local films, as well as publishing several novels and poetry collections. Additional information available in The literary history of Alberta, v. 2, p. 86, 180
Donated by Murdoch Burnett in 2000, 2002, and 2010.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consist of correspondence; manuscripts of poetry, performance pieces, articles, interviews and reviews; journals and notebooks; photographs; recordings of Burnett reading his poetry to music; published works; and works about M. Burnett.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Further accruals expected.