Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F0004 - Michael Cook fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0004
Michael Cook fonds.
- 1966- (Creation)
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Extent and medium
7.05 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
Canadian playwright and author Michael Cook was born in London, England, on February 14, 1933. Came to Canada in 1966. Died in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1994. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 231-232; and The Oxford companion to Canadian theatre, p. 113-115.
Acquired between 1978 and 2004. First accession officially presented to the University of Calgary by M. Cook at a ceremony on May 5, 1978. MsC 156 donated by the Globe Theatre, Regina, Sask. Accession 610/97.9 donated by the Estate of Michael Cook. MsC 312 donated by Malcolm Page.
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Fonds consists of the following series: correspondence; notebook; manuscript; columns; scrapbook; sound recording; works by other authors; works on Michael Cook; photograph and miscellaneous. Fonds also includes one small appendix, MsC 156, consisting of promotional, production and review material for the Globe Theatre's production of The head, guts and soundbone dance, November 15 - December 4, 1977, in Regina, Saskatchewan. A later accession, MsC 312, consists of a letter (May 20, 1986) from Michael Cook to Malcolm Page.
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Published inventory (for MsC 39) The Michael Cook papers. - (Canadian archival inventory series: literary papers, no. 24). - Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1994. Biocritical essay by Malcolm Page. MsC 156 decribed as appendix in the published inventory. File level inventory for Accession 610/97.9 available at repository.
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Includes 24 sound recordings and 8 photographs.