Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F0092 - Leon Rooke fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0092
Leon Rooke fonds.
- ca. 1955-1998 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
25.89 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
Author and playwright. Born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, on September 11, 1934; moved to Canada in 1969. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 1014-1015.
Acquired in several accessions between 1983 and 1999.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence with editors, publishers, educators, authors and others; royalty statements and financial records; diaries; notebooks; interviews; photographs; manuscripts, ranging from rough drafts to final proofs and production scripts, of stage plays, short stories and novels; articles about L. Rooke; reviews; published work; and sound recordings of radio broadcasts featuring L. Rooke or his work, chiefly produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
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 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.
Includes ca. 400 photographs, 19 audio cassettes and 2 videocassettes.
Further accruals expected.