Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F0174 - John Murrell fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0174
John Murrell fonds.
- [196-]-2006 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
10.675 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
Canadian playwright and actor John Murrell was born in Lubbock, Texas, on October 15, 1945. Came to Canada after receiving a B.F.A. in 1966. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian theatre, 2nd ed., p. 779-780; and The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, p. 538-539.
Acquired in 1985, 1995 and 2006. Accession 580/95.18 donated by J. Murrell through the University of Calgary Foundation.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts, ranging from rough drafts and fragments to production scripts, of stage, radio and television plays, screenplays and operas (Filumena and Frobisher); English translations by J. Murrell of plays by Henrik Ibsen, Victorien Sardou and others; promotional, production and review material; works about J. Murrell; works by others; miscellaneous; published work; and moving image of Waiting for the parade.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions governing access
Some items restricted.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File 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.
Includes 34 photographs and 6 videocassettes.
Further accruals expected.